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Halloween in South Africa: A Halloween Event Guide

Halloween is a fun annual holiday that has been enjoyed in South Africa for many years – but its meaning in modern years has become a harmless excuse for kids to dress up and roam the neighborhood in search of treats.  Halloween has also become commercialized so you can expect the shops to be full of creative Halloween-themed displays laden with plastic Jack O’Lanterns, scary-looking skeletons and colorful sweets and treats as early as September. Plenty of restaurants and nightclubs will be taking full advantage by hosting annual Halloween brunches and parties.

Halloween in South Africa

Halloween Events in Cape Town

  • Join a Mystery Ghost Bus Tour in search of the resident ghosts that haunt the Castle of Good Hope and Kimberley Hotel.
  • Halloween Forest Night Run at Muratie Wine Estate.
  • Wiggle Waggle Halloween Walk – proceeds go to charity.
  • South African Horrorfest at the Labia Theatre – a Halloween festival with feature film screenings, dress up prizes and more.
  • Make your own Halloween costumes at the Halloween Maker’s Workshop at the Modern Alchemists and Maker Station.
  • Join the annual Halloween shindig at the Bombshelter Brewpub in Muizenberg.
  • Enjoy a haunted graveyard walk and watch a Halloween “movie in the vines” at Eaglevlei Wine Estate.
  • A freaky night of Halloween fun at the “haunted” Hotel Glencairn with a spooky floodlit jumping castle and themed foods.

Halloween Events in Joburg

  • The Haunted Forest at the Riversands Farm Village – follow a trail of fire-eaters and Halloween themed performers.
  • Enjoy beer tasting and food pairings at “No Tricks, Just Eats” at Indigo Burn.
  • Halloween Ball with a spooky DJ line up at Truth Joburg.
  • Create your own Halloween-themed Oreo treats at Lago Puccini at Clearwater Estate.
  • SPCA’s Halloween Dinner and Dance at Charlani VI in Vereengiing. Costumes encouraged!
  • Halloween Comedy Night at Parkers Comedy and Jive in Bryanston.
  • Halloween Hike and Yoga with Just Breathe Yoga at Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park.
  • Halloween Night Trail Run with Holla Trails in Ballito.


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