The ultimate guide to spending Halloween in Cape Town

It’s spooky season, Halloween is right around the corner, and there is lots of celebrating to be done. Whether partnered or single, young or old, Cape Town organisers have made sure there is something for you to do.

So put your spookiest outfits on, grab your loved ones and head out for a weekend of both horror and laughs.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Kirstenbosch outdoor movie night

The Galileo Open Air Cinema invites you to make your way over to Kirstenbosch for a celebration of horror under the stars.

Taking place on Halloween night, Monday 31 October, guests are invited to dress up as their scariest selves and enjoy a fun night of tricks and treats.

With chilling décor, themed games and delicious food and drinks on offer, guests will enjoy a fun night before settling in to watch ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ on the big screen.

Click here to get more information and buy your tickets.

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Also read: Spend Halloween night with a scary movie under the stars in Kirstenbosch

2. Mystery Ghost Tours

South Africa’s Mystery Ghost Tours will be holding their last-ever Halloween ghost tour this year. The Cape Town event takes place on Saturday 29 October.

The ghost tours offer a mix of entertainment, science, history, and of course some surprise visual scares.

Don’t miss out, as there are only 80 tickets available!

Click here for more information.

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3. Diskotekah HALLOQWEEN event

Diskotekah is a conceptual brand established in 2014 that focuses on fostering an alternative nightlife community in our city. The brand creates immersive party spaces which encourage creative expression through music, fashion and drag.

They will be hosting their annual HALLOQWEEN event on Saturday 29 October at Infinity Studios in Paarden Eiland. The theme for the event is The Real Housewives of Transylvania.

Click here to buy tickets and get all the details.

Picture: Instagram / @diskotekah

4. Halloween Forest Night Run 

Dirtopia Trail Centre on Muratie Wine Estate invites you to Stellenbosch on Saturday 29 October for an unforgettable evening of night runs and fun. Work out while dodging ghosts. 

The event offers a 5km option for kids and walkers, and a 10km one that will take runners a bit deeper into the enchanted Muratie forest.

The night run has been taking place since 2013 and includes live music for entertainment afterwards whilst everyone gathers for delicious meals and drinks from Muratie’s farm kitchen.

Costume prizes for the best dressed are up for grabs, including Sportsmans Warehouse vouchers, FALKE running socks, award-winning Muratie wines and even money.

Pre-enter online by clicking here to get a discount, as entry fees increase on the day of the event.

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5. Papa Paul’s Halloween Party

Papa Paul’s Halloween Party is a fundraising event brought to you by the Rotary & Rotaract Clubs of Claremont. The event runs on 29 and 30 October and is presented at Marsh Memorial Home Rondebosch.

Each time slot lasts two hours, with three-time slots each day: 10am to 12pm, 12.30pm to 2.30pm and 3pm to 5pm.

Tickets cost R100, with children under two free, and guests are encouraged to dress up as there will be prizes for the best-dressed child and adult in each time slot.

Guests are invited to gather on the lawn outside the arena to listen to a Halloween story and are then briefed on what to expect during the two hours.

You are advised to bring a picnic blanket, and a donation of dry food to be given to local food kitchens. All funds raised will go back into community projects in the greater Cape Town area.

Click here for more information about the event.

Picture: Facebook / Papa Paul’s Halloween Party

6. Zombie walk

The Cape Town Zombie Walk has become a known annual event for Halloween enthusiasts in the Mother City. The walk takes place on Saturday 29 October and takes participants and their pets on a spooky journey.

The pet-loving doesn’t stop at the inclusion of them on the walk; the Zombie Walk also continuously raises funds for local animal charities.

Come dressed in your scariest costumes for both the walk and the after-party. The walk is free and open to all ages.

Click here for more information.

Picture: Facebook / Zombie Walk (Cape Town)

7. Mojo’s Spooky Halloween Party

Celebrate Halloween weekend in a ghostly fashion in a free event at the Mojo Market. There are prizes for the best dressed, live music throughout the event, a free photo booth and food stalls with delicious local and international cuisines.

The Halloween market takes place on Saturday, 29 October from 5pm to 12am in Sea Point.

Click here for more information.

Picture: Facebook / Mojo Market

Also read: Mojo Market’s Halloween Party: celebrate the night in a spooky fashion!

8. Ears Don’t Lie – Haunted Halloween

Join Haunted Halloween for an evening of spooky and playful events. Come dressed up in your best scary outfits and stand a chance to win some epic prizes.

The event will begin at 5pm on Saturday 29 October and end at 2am on 30 October. It will be hosted at Colorbox Studios in Paarden Eiland, with psy-trance DJs powering through the evening.

Tickets are available via Quicket or at the door.

Click here for more information.

Picture: Facebook / EARS DON’T LIE

9. Halloween Masquerade & Burlesque Ball

The House of Baroness invites you to an evening of performance and a celebration of all things ghostly. Come to Woodstock on Saturday 29 October dressed in an attire elegant enough for a masquerade ball.

There will be VIP security on standby for the duration of the event who will also be available to escort guests to and from their vehicles.

No under 21s are allowed at this event hosted by Red Baroness, the first South African Burlesque performer to win an international crown.

Music at the event will be played by the award-winning DJ Mak from Goodhope FM, with the doors opening at 7pm and closing at 2am.

Click here to buy tickets.

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10. Tiger’s Milk’s Creepy Carnival

Tiger’s Milk branches in Kloof Street, Bedfordview and Suncoast are inviting you to join them at their Creepy Carnival.

The night will include live music acts and entertainment, and they encourage you to dress up in your best Halloween getup.

Picture: Tiger’s Milk

11. Halloween night skate jam

Vans & The Shred Skatepark present the Auckland Street Massacre Part 2 in celebration of Halloween.

The first Auckland Street Massacre event was hosted in 2018 and had many people dressing up for the occasion. The event even boasted a customised, skateable coffin for the best trick jam.

Now, the event finally returns on Saturday, 29 October offering a skate competition with street and bowl divisions for both men and women.

Supported by Vans South Africa, the competition will host the top South African skaters competing for a piece of a R90 000 prize. The competition will take place from 10am to 8pm, at The Shred Skatepark, and is open to the public.

Spectators are encouraged to get into the Halloween spirit and join the fun. With impressive skateboarding, a good lineup of DJs, a pumpkin carving competition and a mystery prize for the best dressed, this is an event you don’t want to miss.

Picture: The Shred Skate Park

12. Culture Wine Killer Party

Culture Wine Bar invites you to join them this Friday 28 October for an unforgettable Halloween Party.

The bar will kick off the party with a terrifying tasting of 30+ wines from their beautiful bottles.

R250 tickets include: entrance, welcome bubbly & canapés, tasting of the 30+ wines and an experience of live music by Acoustic Element & DJ Tanner.

Dress-up is mandatory. Click here to book your ticket.

13. Halloween Haunted Hotel

Zombie Walk invites you to join to a super spooky Halloween After Party at the Raddison RED Hotel on 29 October, 6pm. It’s family-friendly until 7pm.

There will be drinks, food, entertainment and music fit for a murder on the dance floor.

Also read:

Mlungi Wam – an indie horror screening just in time for Halloween

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