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Seafood lovers, don't miss out on this inaugural festival

If you’re in Cape Town this April, head over to this event hosted at the bustling Makers Landing

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By Alyxandra Carolus | March 27, 2023 | Travel Leisure

From oysters to prawns and even lobster - South Africa’s coastline is teeming with marine life. We’re known for having a great selection of seafood on offer, and you can choose between a crispy fish and chips by the harbour to delicious sushi made right in front of your eyes. This year, Makers Landing is hosting the first ever Seafood Festival from 1 to 2 April.

The official website states that the festival lineup features a fresh fish market, demo classes, informative discussions, a variety of vibrant food vendors, and live local music throughout the day. Bringing the kids along? There’s going to be fun kids cooking classes and demonstrations available for the little ones. Entry is free for most of the events, but be sure to check the programme to ensure you don’t miss out.

If you’ve wanted to improve your kitchen skills, why not watch a demo or two? Event goers can learn how to fillet a fish like a pro from local professionals or see how the perfect pickled fish is made (just in time for Easter!).

And while we’re all aware about the impact of climate change on our oceans, join a talk discussing the small scale fishing industry featuring representatives from the industry. Sustainable fishing practices along with community work is one way we keep our oceans healthy.

For more information about the event, visit the official website and be sure to book your spot at the relevant talks/events to avoid disappointment. Opening hours for the festival are 10am to 9pm on Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sunday.