Cape Town Burns Supper Club
This non-profit, culture specific collective of like-minded people, hosts an annual, high profile dinner to celebrate the life and works of one of Scotland’s favourite sons, the 18th century poet and humanitarian, Robert Burns. Our Dinner traditionally takes place in the first week of February and has done so – most successfully – for the last 22 years.
This iconic Dinner is part of an annual global phenomenon and we are proud of the fact that the Cape Town event has grown to be the biggest and most visible on the African continent.
Over the years, we have styled this prestigious event as a Celebration of Scotland and a tribute to the literary gifts and insights of this all too-mortal, extraordinary man.
Our event – currently staged at the Kelvin Grove Club in Newlands - is attended by at least 300 guests who enjoy an evening that spans a proud tradition of toasts, snatches of literature, fine dining, whisky, the Drums and Pipes of the Cape Town Highlanders, Highland dancers and plenty of laughs.
Woven through this dynamic event is the significant amounts we raise for the selected charity beneficiary, mainly from an auction and raffle staged during the evening.
Our Cape Town Burns Dinner has traditionally attracted a wealth of distinguished speakers, celebrities and guests. These have included Peers of the Realm, High Commissioners, consuls general and ambassadors, senior military attaches, members of Parliament, leading media personnel, clan chiefs, captains of industry and a whole lot more.