Neighbourhood News Update: 07 October 2022


After a two-year break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Silo Concerts make a comeback with the much-loved Cape Philharmonic Orchestra kicking off the season on 04 November 2022. The rest of the line-up will be on stage every first Friday of the month until 07 April 2023. Entry is free to the public. Performances starts from 18h30.

Full line-up:

04 November 2022    

Cape Philharmonic Orchestra

03 December 2022 

Mandisi Dyantyis

06 January 2023         

This Thing Called Swing – featuring Swing All Stars Big Band and Swing DJs

03 February 2023         

Puesta Del Sol – featuring Corazon 10 Piece Salsa Band and Salsa DJs

03 March 2023

Andrew Young & Don Vino

07 April 2023

Judith Sephuma

Click here for more about the performers.

Time Out Market heads to the Waterfront

The food and cultural market is set to open at the V&A Waterfront in late 2023, in the current V&A Food Market space.

Opening in partnership with the V&A Waterfront Holdings Ltd, Time Out Market Cape Town will showcase a curated mix of the city’s best culinary and cultural experiences. Visitors will get to taste food from local top chefs and much-loved restaurateurs, sip cocktails from award-winning mixologists and enjoy culture and entertainment from rising talents. Click here to read the full announcement.

30 years of Blessing the Fishing Fleet

Last week the Waterfront hosted the annual Portuguese Festival which takes place on Jetty 2 and has taken place in our neighbourhood for over 30 years. Its main event is the Blessing of the Fishing Fleet which signals the beginning of the new fishing season and serves as a chance to pray for the fishermen and the upcoming fishing period.

The gathering is largely attended by the Portuguese community and features live entertainment, traditional food stalls and a beer garden for visitors to enjoy. All proceeds from the event go towards the Portuguese Cultural and Welfare Centre, a team dedicated to helping members of the community who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

New openings

We’ve welcomed new retailers to our neighbourhood and our Birkenstock store has moved into a bigger space, making room for a wider variety of summer footwear.   

  • Kitchen Samurai

Japanese kitchen knife company, Kitchen Samurai, a playground for culinary enthusiasts is located at the Silo District next to the Kat Van Duinen store.

  • Lindt

The Lindt store returns after closing its Silo District branch last year, the chocolatier has now found a new home inside the Victoria Wharf Shopping center, around the corner from the H&M store.

  • Birkenstock

Find the new Birkenstock next to the G-Star store.

What’s on in the neighbourhood

  • Live action sports: until 29 Oct 2022 – Amphitheatre
  • Thabang Marimba Group performance: 08 Oct 2022 – Pierhead Deck
  • A21 Walk for Freedom: 15 Oct 2022 – Makers landing
  • Helpmekaar Kollege Tour Choir: 15 Oct 2022 – Amphitheatre
  • A Day with 4IAM musical group: 15 Oct 2022 – Amphitheatre

Large scale City events contribute to positive footfall

September saw the return of large-scale major events in the City which our neighbourhood benefitted from. This was particularly the case with the Rugby 7s World Cup held at the Green Point stadium on the second weekend of September followed by the Gun Run the weekend after. These events continue to drive foot traffic to our precinct especially restaurants and taverns seeing the benefit. In addition, we continue to see a growing number of international visitors across the city who come to partake or attend these events.

With the festive season drawing closer, and lockdown rules a thing of the past, we anticipate a successful holiday period with international and domestic travellers exploring all the entrainment and activities within our neighbourhood.