Halloween events: Fearsome fun for fright night

Private Property South Africa
Carmel Woodman

Your go-to guide for terrifyingly good fun and ghoulish goings-on in your neighbourhood this Halloween.


Event: Monsters Ball at uShaka Marine World

uShaka is giving you a scary aquarium tour on this dark and stormy Halloween night. Take a trip through the magical undersea world, with a spooky twist. Trick or treating for the whole family will take place at 4.30pm and a Monsters Ball themed dolphin show starts at 5.30pm. Come dressed in your scariest Monsters Ball costume and enjoy plenty of frighteningly good performances, featuring Jono Johansen from the Voice.

Date: 29 and 30 October 2016

Venue: uShaka Marine World

Cost: R130 per person

Contact details: More info at http://www.ushakamarineworld.co.za/events/1614-halloween-at-ushaka

Event: Ferguson Road Halloween

The community of Ferguson Road will transform their neighbourhood for the third Halloween running. Children and adults can go trick or treating on fright night through the spookily decorated homes along this street. The ghoulish goings-on begin at 5pm at the KZNSA Gallery, where there’s a frightfully fun colouring-in competition. This will be followed by spine-chilling stories by Peter John Hattingh. Trick or treating will take place from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at various spooky homes along Ferguson Road, ending up at a bring-and-braai Halloween themed dance, at the Berea Bowling Club. The year, funds had to be raised for public liability insurance and road closure, so there is a raffle (R10) for a Gunslinger long board on view at Urban Pizza.

Date: 29 October 2016 Venue: Ferguson Road, Glenwood, Durban Cost: R10 per family and 1 bag of sweets dropped off in advance at Mooki Noodles Contact details: FergusonRoadCommunity@gmail.com to rsvp

Event: Halloween Night at Robsons on Point

Get your most creepy and chilling outfit on, and celebrate Halloween in style at Robsons on Point. There will be prizes for the best dressed, so make sure you’ve pulled out all the stops. It promises to be a devilishly fun night of live music, giveaways and spooky fun starting at 6.30pm.

Date: 28 October 2016

Venue: Robsons Real Beer, 72 Albert Terrace, Durban

Cost: R80 (gets you entrance and a beer)

Contact details: Justin 079 071 4171 or email justin.sspp@gmail.com

Cape Town

Event: South African Horrorfest

The South African Horrorfest will give you chills to the bone and haunt your dreams. Treating horror lovers to the most gory flicks around, the curators of the festival have delved deep into the archives to find the rarest and most terrifying horror movies. This year the line-up highlights the creepy crawly, indie films and classic fan-favourites. Many of the flicks will make their South African or African debut. The Makabra Ensemble will be performing a chilling soundtrack the legendary 1932 French-German classic, Vampyr at 8.45pm.

Date: 26 October - 4 November 2016

Venue: The Labia Theatre

Cost: R45p/p for film screenings and R60p/p for the Makabra soundtrack performance

Contact details: Tickets can be purchased from Quicket.co.za

Event: Halloween night run

Put on your most frightening costume, along with your running shoes and enter if you dare. The folks at Dirtopia are bringing thrills and chills to this Halloween, with a trail run through the Muratie Wine Estate. With both a 5km and a 10km to choose from, you can shorten or extend your spooky experience. All runners need to wear a headlamp - it’s dark and anything could be waiting for you out there. The top 3 men and women in each race will win prizes, and there will be a lucky draw for various prizes, including Muratie wines.

Night trail run

Date: 29 October 2016

Venue: Muratie Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

Cost: R140 (5km) or R170 (10km)

Contact details: Tickets available via Dirtopia.co.za

Event: Mystery Ghost Bus Tour

Take a terrifying tour of the city by hopping on this mystery ghost bus tour, starting at the Ferryman’s Tavern. On this tour you’ll visit some spooky places - maybe even see a ghoul or two. This one is for the thrill-seekers, to get your heart racing and tap into your love of all things spooky.

Date: 29 October 2016

Venue: Ferryman’s Tavern, V&A Waterfront

Cost: R369 per person

Contact details: Tickets available at Quicket.co.za


Event: Jackal Creek Halloween

Enjoy a spooktacular afternoon of family fun at Jackal Creek Golf Club. Get creeped out by the reptiles and insects from Mobile Zoo, enjoy the food stalls, participate in the best dressed competition and much more. Don’t forget to bring a torch for trick or treating along a haunted trail at 6pm.

Date: 29 October 2016

Venue: Jackal Creek Golf Estate

Cost: R30-R85

Contact details: Bookings can be made here https://www.webticket.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1465308772

Event: Howl’oween

The Johannesburg Zoo will be hosting a hauntingly good How’loween party for the whole family. Ride the haunted train to meet the “Animals of the Amazon” and scarily large anacondas. Visit the vampire cave, enter the haunted house, meet the zoo ghosts and tour a spine chilling cemetery with wicked witches. End off your evening with the Wacky Magic Show, fire dancers and lots of other frightfully festive entertainment. The frights start at 5pm and run until 8pm.

Date: 29 October 2016

Venue: The Johannesburg Zoo

Cost: R50-R80

Contact details: Book tickets here http://www.webticket.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1465339025&afilliateid=829567593

Event: A Halloween Spooktacular

Presented by the Women of Worth and the American Society of South Africa, this dinner and dancing Halloween event is spooktacular and stylish. Dress in your classy costume of creepiness to frighten or impress, and experience a delightful dinner and dance. Amazing items will be on auction, and all proceeds will go towards the Women of Worth Bursary Fund at the University of Pretoria, to benefit female students from Diepsloot studying in the maths and science fields. Celebrate Halloween in style this October, and spend money on a great cause.

Date: 29 October 2016

Venue: The Bryanston Country Club, 63 Bryanston Drive

Cost: R500 per person

Contact details: Find more information here https://americansocietyofsa.org/wow-spooktacular-2016/

Port Elizabeth

Event: Falcon Rock Halloween Night Trail Run

Put your running shoes on and attempt this spine-tingling 3km trail run or walk through the Troll Forest, if you dare. The whole family can experience the spookiest trick or treat track in PE. Be prepared to encounter rocks, roots and a few ghostly surprises. There will be a prize for the best dressed, so make sure you’re terrifyingly attired. There will be a braai afterwards, so don’t forget to bring your own meat. Tickets include 2 salads, pap and sauce, and cutlery will be provided.

Date: 29 October 2016

Venue: Falcon Rock at Lady Slipper, off Rooklands Road

Cost: R15 per person

Contact details: Cindi 0828745073

Event: Thatchwoods Halloween Party

Have a hair-raising time at the Halloween party hosted by Thatchwoods. There will be a devilishly delicious buffet, and you’re encouraged to dress as scary as you dare. The party starts at 7pm and goes on until 12am, so get your dancing shoes on and experience a festive fright night.

Date: 28 October 2016

Venue: Holmeleigh Farmyard, Grey Dawn Road, Kragga Kamma

Cost: R250 per person, and all drinks (except shooters) are included

Contact details: Bookings can be made here: starters@mweb.co.za

Event: Rocktober 2016 Halloween

Gather around, children of the night, for this rocking night of spooky tales and legendary music. So far the lineup includes All We’ve Known, Innerdrive, and Mezzanine Floor. Don your most frightful costume and enjoy the party for Rocktober and Halloween combined.

Date: 29 October 2016

Venue: Pool City, Walmer

Cost: R 30

Contact details: Book tickets here http://heyevent.co.za/event/tr4fvpwbygs32a/rocktober-2016-halloween

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