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No fooling around with Cape Town’s April event calendar <p>​The Waterfront Canal Challenge will  have some of the best swimmers in the 1 600m and a 800m open water swimming session starting at Battery Park on Saturday, 6 April 2024.<br></p><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/Events%204424.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:959px;" /> </figure>​</span>The event takes place from 09:00 until 13:00. Those interested can enter the competition <a href="https://bigbayevents.org.za/component/eventbooking/rotary/waterfront-canal-challenge-2023.html">here</a>.<p> </p><p>The DHL Stormers will be looking to advance to the quarterfinals of the European Rugby Champions Cup when they meet defending champions La Rochelle at DHL Stadium on Saturday.</p><p> Tickets for the game are available at <a href="https://www.ticketpros.co.za/portal/web/index.php/event/c953bcbc-9dff-039c-f307-64a55a536851">Ticketpro</a>.</p><p> Spectators can take a free <a href="https://www.myciti.org.za/en/timetables/special-services/">MyCiTi</a> shuttle from the Civic Centre to the stadium. </p><p> The stadium will turn its attention to local football action on Sunday, 7 April when Cape Town City hosts KZN side Amazulu at 15:00.</p><p> Tickets for the game are available <a href="https://www.ticketpros.co.za/portal/web/index.php/event/47a1d0ce-3c1c-3ba1-2653-660c060bd537">here</a>.</p><p> In Mitchells Plain, the South Africa United Christmas Band's Board is hosting the SA United Xmas Band Road March at the Westridge Gardens on Sunday, 7 April.</p><p> World Travel Market Africa returns from 10 – 12 April at the CTICC for its 10<sup>th</sup> anniversary edition.</p><p><strong><em> </em></strong>WTM Africa brings together more than 7 000 delegates from over 100 countries, including tourism industry professionals, exhibitors, buyers and media, who are currently in Cape Town for three days of trade, networking and deal-making.</p><p> Registration available <a href="https://www.wtm.com/africa/en-gb/enquire.html">here.</a></p><p><strong><em> </em></strong>On Tuesday, 9 April, Athlone Stadium will host the DSTV Premiership clash between Cape Town Spurs and Mamelodi Sundowns.</p><p> Tickets for the game are available at <a href="https://www.ticketpros.co.za/portal/web/index.php/event/6807e1df-499e-d65d-7b5d-660c10bc67d7">Ticketpro</a>.</p><p><strong><em> </em></strong>Cape Town's own music maestro Abdullah Ibrahim will bring a special homecoming performance to the iconic City Hall on 12 April as part of a series of landmark concerts in South Africa this month.</p><p> The historic event makes Ibrahim the first solo artist in history to perform such a concert, supported by his six-piece Ekaya band and with a specially created choir.</p><p> You can get a front row seat to the momentous performance via <a href="https://www.ticketpros.co.za/portal/web/index.php/event/8f67bfb7-28c6-f9c4-a692-6582b1b44731">Ticketpro</a></p><p> 'From hosting the Tweede Nuwe Jaar Street Parade, Youth Kungfu Championships, Cape Town Pride, the Cape Town Carnival, the Cycle Tour, the SA20 Final and among others, this year has been a fantastic showcase of Cape Town's diverse calendar and the Mother City's capabilities as a premier events destination.  We are again in for a busy month with an assortment of events and as the City of Cape Town we are proud to be a sponsor of many of these events and we are grateful to the event organisers for continuously choosing Cape Town as the host city. These spectacles which contribute to our economy and provide employment opportunities for our residents,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p> The 53<sup>rd</sup> Two Oceans Marathon will take over the Cape Peninsula for ultra marathon and half marathon on 13 and 14 April 2024, starting off in Newlands for a finish at UCT. </p><p> April will also see these events taking place in Cape Town<br></p><ul><li>Stormers vs Ospreys: 20 April at DHL Stadium<br></li></ul><ul><li>Investec SA Women's Open: 25 – 28 April at Erinvale Golf Estate, Somerset West<br><br></li><li>Cape Town Spurs vs Richards Bay: 26 April at Athlone Stadium<br><br></li><li>SRBFC Cape Town Super 7's: 26 April - 1 May at Shelley Road Sports Complex, Salt River  <br></li></ul><ul><li>Suidoosterfees: 26 - 1 May at Artscape<br></li></ul><ul><li>Freedom Paddle: 27 April from V&A Waterfront to Robben Island<br></li></ul><ul><li>Stormers vs Leinster: 27 April at DHL Stadium<br></li></ul><ul><li>Comic Con Cape Town: 27 April - 1 May at CTICC2<br></li></ul><ul><li>Pick n Pay Food & Wine Festival: 26 and 27 April at Claremont Cricket Club<br></li></ul><ul><li>Cape Town Spurs vs Polokwane City: 30 April at Athlone Stadium<br></li></ul><p>For more information on these and other events hosted in Cape Town visit eventsincapetown.com<br></p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2024-04-03T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#34f4df81-9990-40ab-8213-8383ea5bee8b;L0|#034f4df81-9990-40ab-8213-8383ea5bee8b|event;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#8b537570-ec64-4d35-bfda-4a5a82587b65;L0|#08b537570-ec64-4d35-bfda-4a5a82587b65|sport;GP0|#550cea01-5fec-45fb-8509-f49cfc36c0e0;L0|#0550cea01-5fec-45fb-8509-f49cfc36c0e0|Safety10

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