The Harfield Village Association (HVA) is a very active, dedicated and involved civic association playing its part to ensure the wellbeing of residents in the area, and seeking to build and strengthen community, both in Harfield Village but also extending a friendly hand to neighbouring areas.

Harfield is indeed a small village with a big heart. Please join us, and help the HVA to expand and improve our impact.

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Planning a party in Harfield Village? From fantastic venues to home-style caterers, incredible custom cakes and baked treats and fun activities for guests to enjoy, you will be able to plan an event to remember. 

Harfield is a small but thriving hub with a village atmosphere. Here, you will find a huge diversity of eateries, cafes, craft bakers and other businesses that have a personal touch. This means that you have the advantage of planning an event that is unique and memorable for you and your guests. 

Keep reading to find out more about planning a party in Harfield Village. 

Plan Your Event in Harfield Village

With the festive season upon us, now is the time for celebrations and parties. Whether you’re getting your office year-end function plans underway, planning a kids’ party or preparing for a Christmas party like no other, here’s what you need to know to plan your event in Harfield Village.


You will certainly be spoilt for choice when it comes to venues. If you’re going for a more traditional restaurant route, Second Avenue is home to a wide variety of eateries. Pizza, grills, Mexican, Thai, seafood, Caribbean… whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it on this bustling road. View our guide to restaurants in the village for some ideas. 

For something less formal, there are a few good spots for picnics. Hampstead Park on the corner of Third Avenue and Hampstead Road has a picnic area. A little outside of the village, you will find Arderne Gardens on Main Road in Claremont, Wynberg Park on the corner of Klaassens and Trovato Link Roads or Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on Rhodes Drive in Newlands. You can also stay close to home, bringing the party to your house with world-class catering and delectable custom-made treats.


Harfield is privileged to have a number of highly skilled caterers in the village. Most of our restaurants also offer catering options in the form of platters that are perfect for groups. Caterers that will give you delicious meals delivered to your venue include Home-Leigh Kitchen (Leigh also does jaw-dropping cakes), Sophie’s Kitchen & Craft (her custom macarons are out of this world) and Pastries by Simba (he does High Tea boxes, along with various sweet and savoury treats). If you’re planning an outdoor event, Dial-a-Picnic offers a variety of baskets to suit every budget and taste.


Now that you’ve got the venue and food sorted, what about activities and things to do? For something a little different, you could also choose a venue such as The Crafter’s Cafe (old Home Bar –  53 Second Avenue). This new spot offers workshops along with a venue for hire. What could be more fun than a craft-themed event? Get Artsy on Second Avenue offers mosaic parties for kids. Evolution Dance (Studio 1, 45 Second Avenue) is the place to be for all things Salsa and Latin dance. One Night Only offers professional DJs and musicians for bigger parties, operating in Harfield and surrounds. 

If you’re looking for something specific or you’d like to find more ideas, be sure to join the Harfield Village Association group on Facebook. This group brings together the community, offering an abundance of advice, tips and inspiration. 

We hope these ideas help you start planning a party in Harfield Village that will never be forgotten!

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