Wine lovers have a once-off chance of tasting the winning wines in this year’s Amorim Cap Classique Challenge which was held recently. These include brilliant wines from Anura, Pongracz and JP Colmant. The wines will be presented by Cap Classique expert Elunda Basson from the House of JC le Roux in a seated session at the Taj Hotel in Cape Town on Tuesday 22 November. The time is 18:00 for 18:30. Tickets are R250 and include canapés.
These are sold through Quicket Online tickets – https://www.quicket.co.za/events/23240-mcc-amorim-tasting/
The Mother City’s favourite festival of beer is heading back to its roots for the fourth edition of the one and oh-so-beery Cape Town Festival of Beer! The festival will be taking over Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point for a weekend of all things beer. With 200 beers on show, local and international brewers, home, craft and mega brewers as well as brewing demonstrations, best beer awards, food and beer pairings and guided beer tours there is plenty to learn about the much-loved golden nectar. Receive your very own “Beer Passport” on entrance, collect stamps and sample all beers free.
On Friday 25 November, Riaan Nieuwenhuis on electric piano/organ, and Nico Erwee on drums will be performing their unique and mostly original set of music at Tafel&Tap, 191 Main Rd, Paarl from 19h00
The music on display include, original Blues,Boogie, Jazz, and variations on Rock themes ,as well as Tango and Balkan styles.
For Bookings call
021 872 0697
A celebration of family, fun and food in the great outdoors!
Saturday, 26 November 2016 | 09:00 – 16:00
Kiddies Facepainting (12:00 – 14:00)
Popular artists Arno Carstens and Refentse are to perform as part of the Garden Theatre Picnic Series at the Afrikaanse Taalmonument in Paarl on Friday 2 December 2016. The picnic series is held in aid of the “Let us read!” project for children.
Arno Carstens, known as solo artist and lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls, released his first Afrikaans album, “Die Aandblom 13”, in September. His performance will include “something old, something known and something totally new”.
The 19 year old Refentse Morake became an overnight sensation as an unknown busker with a fresh take on iconic Afrikaans songs. He calls Afrikaans “the language of my heart”. His first CD, “My Hart Bly In ‘n Taal”, recently reached platinum status.
The show begins at 19:30 in the Garden Theatre, located on the lawn right at the foot of the monument. The gates open at 17:00. Visitors are welcome to bring their own drinks (no glass) and picnic basket or they can order one from Volksmond Coffee Shop (tel. 021 863 2800). Volksmond will be open for coffee, beer, wine and light refreshments.
Tickets are pre-sold at Computicket and the Taalmonument, at R140 for adults, R130 for students and R70 for children under 13 year. No smoking or chairs are allowed in the Garden Theatre. Remember to bring a blanket or cushion and warm clothes. Safe parking is available and access is controlled.
The Picnic concert series also include performances by Coenie de Villiers, Hemelbesem and Yoma (6 January 2017), a Valentine’s Concert (with artists including André Schwartz on 14 February 2017), The Rockets (27 January 2017), Bobby van Jaarsveld (24 February 2017), Amanda Strydom and Jak de Priester (10 March 2017) and Die Heuwels Fantasties (31 March 2017). For more information, call 021 863 0543/4809 or visit www.taalmonument.co.za and www.facebook.com/afrikaansetaalmonument.
Be sure not to miss this year’s The Franschhoek “Magic of Bubbles” Cap Classique and Champagne Festival. The largest of its kind in the country allowing visitors the opportunity to sample both Champagne and Cap Classique wines, Franschhoek offers visitors a unique combination of French heritage and South African winelands.
Sit back and relax in the comfort of the grand marquee, which will be oozing style, elegance and sophistication, as you sip on one of the many local MCC’s and selection of France’s best Champagnes on offer. Local MCC producers at this year’s event include Pierre Jourdan, Morena, Môreson, La Motte, Boschendal, Colmant, Leopard’s Leap, Noble Hill, Plaisir de Merle, Anthonij Rupert Wyne, JC le Roux, Pongracz, Simonsig, Steenberg and Villiera. France’s Champagne Houses will be represented by uber glam brands such as Piper Heidsieck, Champagne Guy Charbaut and Veuve Clicquot.
“The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival allows visitors to sample exquisite, locally-produced dishes and Cap Classiques with the naturally-beautiful Franschhoek as a backdrop,” says Nadine Mouton, Vice President, Marketing, Mastercard, South Africa. “Mastercard is excited to once again bring this unique and priceless experience to wine and food lovers who admire the country’s best offerings.”
Keep hunger at bay with a range of delectable delights available from the local restaurants that have firmly entrenched Franschhoek’s status as one of the world’s premier culinary destinations. Bread & Wine, Haute Cabrière, Le Franschhoek, L’Ermitage, The Restaurant at Grande Provence and Mont Rochelle are a few of the restaurants showcasing their menus during the festival. Your taste buds will be awakened with the world-class food offerings.
The best-dressed couple will be awarded each day with a R5 000 Mastercard gift card. Spend your prize money on more bubbly to take home with you, or plan a trip to one of the wine farms showcased at the festival. Regarded as one of SA’s most stylish events, this is the perfect opportunity for men to dress up in their most stylish collared shirts paired with the trendiest trousers or shorts. The ladies’ fashions epitomize the ultimate in sophistication and elegance.
Tickets cost R350 per person and include access to the festival, which is open daily between 12pm and 5pm, and a complimentary tasting glass and tasting coupons. Additional vouchers can be purchased on the day. Children under 18 years will be allowed free entry to the festival.
Book directly through www.webtickets.co.za, but hurry, as tickets are limited. Use your Mastercard payment card to pay and receive a 10 percent discount on your ticket purchase, as well as a 10 percent discount on all purchases made at the festival.
For more information and regular updates visit www.franschhoekmcc.co.za or follow us on Twitter @Franschhoek_SA.
Fall hook, line and sinker for Chef Bertus Basson’s all fired-up feast
The final Pop Up Lunch of the Bottelary Hills Wine Route for 2016 promises to get all wine and food aficionados hooked on the festive season, when renowned celebrity chef, Bertus Basson will fan the flames for a fish-inspired feast at Kaapzicht Estate on 4 December.
Igniting the gourmet side of the grill to cast a fresh spin on seafood, Bertus will haul his net of innovative culinary indulgences, all cooked an open, to delight a jovial crowd who wants to end the year on a gastronomic high and in good wine company.
Bertus is lauded for his bold, innovative dishes that put flavour and texture first and he will entice guests with superb fish and side dishes cooked from the ultimate wood-fuelled fire and complemented by a fine selection of wines from this award-winning sub-route of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes.
Prior to this 3-course country-style lunch, enthusiasts will be able to savour some of the Bottelary Hills wines in the warm, unpretentious company of their makers and guests can order and purchase wine on the day.
Nestled along the R304 and M23, the Bottelary Hills Wine Route reveals an untapped world of quality wine to both discerning wine drinkers and those who appreciate Cape heritage. It is home to some of the oldest wine farms in the country including the likes of Kaapzicht, Beyerskloof, Goede Hoop, Groenland, Hartenberg, Mooiplaas and Villiera.
The great charm of this sub wine route comes from the fact that most of the farms have been family-owned for many generations. This rich sense of history, commitment and family radiates in both the wines and the welcoming atmosphere of this area.
The last but not least Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunch for 2016 at Kaapzicht will start at 12h30 and costs R350 per person, which includes the wine tasting, the three course feast, and a glass of wine per course. Pre-bookings are essential as seating is limited. Book your seats on www.wineroute.co.za or Tel: (021) 886 8275 or email@example.com.
Race or run for the fun – and help raise funds for the Boland School for Autism – by entering the Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en -monument and Paarl Athletics Club’s annual Night Race on Wednesday 7 December 2016. Medals, cash prizes and lucky draws are up for grabs.
Boland School for Autism, a registered non-profit organisation, was founded in 2010. Today the school accommodates more than 20 students, who come from as far away as Tulbagh, Stellenbosch, Saron and Wellington. The school’s team consists of teachers, assistants, occupational and speech therapists, a biokineticist, an educational psychologist, and a school administrator. Parents cannot always afford all these services.
The 5 km Word Run, that starts at 18:40, is suitable for the entire family. Prams are welcome. The entry fee is R20 (R25 online). Participants receive an Afrikaans word instead of a number. The 10km Night Race, held in accordance with the rules of Athletics South Africa and Athletics Boland starts at 18:30.
The race follows a scenic and challenging route along both tar and gravel roads. Walkers are welcome to enter. The entry fee is R50 (R57 online), with temporary numbers (for non-members of athletic clubs) available at R30.
Participants may pre-enter online at www.entrytime.com (https://www.entrytime.com/event-details/?EventId=4923) / www.sa-active.co.za (R6 extra fee per entry, deadline is 01.12.16), or at the Taalmonument (daily from 08:00 until 17:00). Entries on the day of the race will be possible from 17:00 until 18:15.
Entrance is free for supporters. Own picnic baskets are welcome and refreshments will be for sale. For enquiries about the 10 km Night Race, contact Sybrand du Plessis at 083 770 5107, and for enquiries about the 5 km Word Run, contact Amira Clayton at tel. 021 863 0543/4809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artisan cocktails & live music served up with majestic Franschhoek views
Everyone’s favourite weekday has just perked up thanks to the exciting launch of #FestiveFriday at Franschhoek’s renowned, mountain-perched estate, La Petite Ferme.
Featuring a fresh selection of hand-crafted cocktails and arguably the best views across the valley, La Petite Ferme is now the place to be for sundowners this summer. #FestiveFriday takes place on selected Fridays from 9 December 2016 until 13 January 2017, when cocktails and delicious bites will be served from 4-6pm in the beautifully manicured gardens of La Petite Ferme to the dulcet tunes of live musicians.
The show-stopper is the backdrop for every event – the majestic, mountain-rimmed expanse of the beautiful Franschhoek valley.
Seeking to avoid run-of-the-mill and showcase the farm and its own produce, La Petite Ferme set about creating a menu of vibrant #FestiveFriday cocktails:
The Pretty Lisa was inspired by a La Petit Ferme legend with service of three decades and who still shines. Made with vodka and amongst others strawberries, lime juice, lemonade and fresh basil, The Pretty Lisa is as vibrant and welcoming as the real Mona Lisa’s smile.
The Mariano is La Petite Ferme’s very own exotic cocktail with Latin pizzazz. A vodka-spangled blitz of berries adorns this drink along with mango and lime juice and fresh mint.
The Spa is the perfect cocktail to slow-sip while taking in nature’s most magical spectacle. Named for the restorative fresh cucumber juice that is its main ingredient, The Spa uses a base of gin along with lime juice, fresh mint and a just a touch of sugar for balance.
The Garden breaks the cocktail mould. In addition to grapefruit and lime juice and mixed peppers, this beverage extravaganza includes coriander – fresh from the farm’s new herb garden. All you need to decide is: vodka or gin?
The new cocktails are the tip of the iceberg of changes that have swept across the famed wine estate situated at the head of the Franschhoek valley, on the eponymous mountain pass road. In addition to the tranquil deli area amidst towering trees, The Delicatess, the property also features a newly revamped restaurant which is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
Refurbishments and upgrades have seen to it that the venue now offers even more for Franschhoek fans, foodies and wine lovers.
Now, an elegant yet unfussy simplicity prevails – a nod to both function and nostalgia. Lebanese interior designer Claudia Chahine oversaw décor and design. Talented Cape Town ceramicist Mervyn Gers handcrafted a collection of unique dinnerware specifically for the restaurant that reflects attributes of the farm and its sky-touching location.
Likewise, special recycled glassware was made especially for the restaurant by Ngwenya Glass.
La Petite Ferme’s new summer menu has been launched and remains true to form. It features a variety of polished dishes, earthy yet urbane, from small plates and light bites to hearty entrees and indulgent desserts, all inspired by the season and paired with fine local wines. Well-known for using local produce in creative dishes with a global twist, executive chef Neethling du Toit has headed the La Petite Ferme kitchen for eight years. He says guests can still look forward to the same heart-warming fare and elegant styling, but with fresh flair.
“Some of our dishes are so popular and ‘set in the history’ of the estate that we’ll always look to retain them in some shape or form,” he says. “The smoked trout and the aubergine-wrapped lamb are perennial favourites, for example, and we’ll never disappoint those customers who’ve come to savour these signature dishes.”
Promising artful presentations, brilliant flavour combinations and impeccable service, La Petite Ferme has built a solid reputation as a dining destination with beauty and elegance.
While the restaurant has always incorporated local and sustainable food, the addition of the new herb garden to the newly landscaped gardens is not only a nod to its historical past, but has also brought greater balance with nature.
La Petite Ferme is well-known for its premium boutique range of reds and whites that express their unique Franschhoek terroir. In addition to its restaurant and deli area, La Petite Ferme offers a range of accommodation with vineyard suites or luxuriously appointed rooms in its grand Manor House. It is also a very popular location for weddings, events and functions.
Experience La Petite Ferme any day of the week or join #FestiveFriday, which runs until middle January 2017.
#FestiveFriday Dates to diarise:
December 9, 16, and 30 and January 6 and 13.
For more information, visit www.lapetiteferme.co.za. For restaurant reservations, send e-mail to email@example.com or phone +27 (0)21 876 3016.
Follow the hashtags #lovelapetite and #FestiveFriday on social media, and become part of the conversation.
An early Christmas awaits kids at the last Full-moon Picnic of the year at the Afrikaanse Taalmonument in Paarl on Thursday 15 December 2016.
Parents should bring their children’s gifts to the Visitor Centre beforehand to be included in Father Christmas’ stocking. Father Christmas should make his appearance by 19:00.
Local as well as international visitors enjoy these picnics for the unbeaten sunset and night time views of the valley.
Visitors can picnic any time between 17:00 and 22:00. A free guided monument tour will take place at 18:30.
Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnics or they can order one from Volksmond Coffee Shop (tel. 021 863 2800). Volksmond will be open for coffee and light refreshments. Visitors are reminded to bring along a torch and warm clothes. No dogs and fires are allowed. Safe parking is available and access is controlled.
Tickets are R25 for adults, R10 for SA students and R5 for children (free under six years), available from Computicket and at the gate. No booking is required. Annual permits are available at the Taalmonument at R120 for individuals or R220 per family, which includes access to Full-moon Picnics.
In 2017, Full-moon Picnics will take place on 13 January, 11 February and 11 March. For more information about events at the Taalmonument, call 021 863 0543/4809 or visit www.taalmonument.co.za.
The picnic series is presented in aid of the Taalmuseum’s reading project for children, Let’s Read! Visitors are encouraged to bring along a new or secondhand children’s book in support of the project.
It seems appropriate that we celebrate Khayamandi 75th Anniversary in a series of concerts, Umbiyozo (The celebration). We’d like to invite you to join us in celebrating this important milestone of our community in the way The MustardSeed knows best, through music, there will be food and wine! The word “umbiyozo” means “celebration” in the African language of isiXhosa. This show supposed to be happy and cheerful. The motivation to the celebration is the Khayamandi 75th Anniversary. We are celebrating the MustardSeed way, through songs and dance. The concerts are made up of 3 components; Music (variety), Food (Xhosa food) and wine (welcoming drinks).
Dates: 15 December 2016, 16 February 2017 and 09 March 2017, Time: 19:00 – 22:00 Venue: The Shed (Santa Road, off Annandale Road – Stellenbosch Waldorf School), GPS: -33.986772, 18.793608 Ticket: R200.00 available at Quicket (for all ten events R1800.00) Vocalists: Sibongiseni Wani, Wendy Matimba, Aviwe Mabesi, Bonga Boyce, Lwando Ngxola, Asange Yanta, Bongani Boyce, Siyamthanda Mcelu, Sivuyile Ntsunguzi, Thandi Mrali, Zizipho Gamede, & Mfundo Gxagxisa Band: Keys: Stephan Bezuidenhout, Drums: Daniel Botha, Bass: Melvin Williams, Guitar: Philip Vermeulen
These concerts aim to raise funds for Lokxion Foundation and The Living Arts Foundation (LAF). Lokxion foundation will receive 80% and LAF will receive 20% of the funds raised after deduction costs of the concerts.
Lokxion Foundation showcases and celebrates life in the townships surrounding Stellenbosch through Sport and Performing Arts. Our vision is to create opportunities to discover talent amongst township youth and to give them a platform to grow. We believe that through sport and the performing arts vulnerable young people are given essential life skills – self – confidence, leadership opportunities, respect for themselves and their peers, positive and healthy life choices and, ultimately, a sense of purpose.
The Living Arts Foundation (LAF) a NPC that’s vision is to uplift and connect the Stellenbosch community. Sisonke Social Circus is a project run under the umbrella of LAF and embodies what change we would like to see in our community. Integration, respect, growth and play!
For everything handmade, homemade, delicious, fresh and beautiful, Gabriëlskloof is set for another finely curated array in the Overberg. A hugely popular event, festivities at the renowned olive and wine estate’s 7th annual Favourite Things Market take place this year on 16, 17 & 18 December.
Just in time for that last minute yet meaningful Christmas shopping, this popular ‘shop ‘n social’ on the family-owned and run farm outside Bot River has been extended into a three-day affair. Here, just one hour from Cape Town, indie craft and design meet fabulous local food and excellent wines.
The popularity of the event, especially on opening night, has required that table seating alongside the magnificent mirror ponds be pre-booked. Entrance to all visitors on all three nights remains free of charge, except for those desiring guaranteed seating on the Friday night.
This artisanal fair will transform Gabriëlskloof’s gorgeous courtyard with its lush lawn into a creative hub of life’s little pleasures, with every last creation at the assemblage of unique stalls carrying the estate’s stamp of approval.
“When last did you stroke a furry alpaca or shopped with a glass of wine in your hand? Our market is a colourful celebration of all our favourite things. It’s for young and old to feast on the best the Overberg and surround can offer in terms of design and food and to simply have a lekker kuier on the koppie,” says Nicolene Finlayson, the person behind this inspiring artistic celebration.
Among the foodie delights, enjoy oysters and bubbly; wine and cheese; fresh bakes and burgers; and, maybe a handmade chocolate or three.
Shop for luxurious items made of alpaca wool; fine local designer jewellery; and, bespoke local and imported clothing. Exquisite quilts will be on display as well as intricate ceramics and decorative fynbos. There will be handmade toys and knits too; and, so much more.
Now, set this all to music and the magic happens! On Friday night, the Gypsy Jazz trio will play, followed by the dulcet strains of a French accordion on Saturday and Sunday.
“The Gabriëlskloof Favourite Things Market has become a fixture on the calendar of many families and people who enjoy a refined, pleasant and relaxed occasion in a beautiful location,” says Nicolene. “We’re excited to welcome back our regulars, many of whom have become friends; and, to introduce newcomers to something special.
“Why would you consider shopping for festive season gifts at a crowded, chainstore-filled shopping mall when can get what you need right here?”
For Friday night table bookings, send an email to Nicolene@gabrielskloof.co.za. Bookings should be for a minimum of six people with each ticket priced at R100 per person. In addition to a table for you and your friends, the ticket includes a glass of Gabriëlskloof wine upon arrival.
Visitors attending the Gabriëlskloof Favourite Things Market are encouraged to do so responsibly. A shuttle service is available at a special rate from Hermanus costing R50pp, per trip. For transport bookings, contact Andre at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shirley at email@example.com.
For more information about the annual Gabriëlskloof Favourite Things Market contact Nicolene Finlayson on 028 284 9865 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or, get the latest information by liking Gabriëlskloof on Facebook
Delheim Estate, the wine legend on the foot of the Simonsberg, is set to ring in the new vintage with their popular Start of Harvest Celebration, which promises a wine-derful weekend of Winelands entertainment.
Delheim is one of the first Stellenbosch wine estates to stomp in the annual harvest in high spirits and this year the stalwart will get its grapes groove on for young and old to experience real life on a working wine farm. During this two-day merriment, the amicable Sperling family invites visitors to share in a ‘feast of their fruitage’, which ranges from an amusing grape stomping competition to relaxed, al fresco dining at the Harvest Table.
The harvest high jinks starts at noon, on both days, when guests are greeted with a glass of fermenting grape must and a sweet ‘mosbolletjie’, a traditional harvest treat, to toast the new vintage. Grapes harvested on the day will also be out for sampling for enthusiasts to get an early taste of Delheim’s forte, all amidst the drone of working tractors.
Lunch will be served in the picnic area at the river’s edge, where a buffet table, brimming with country deliciousness, will entice friends and families to spread their blankets and chill out under the shade of towering oaks.
The Delheim Start of Harvest Celebration also offers a good dose of laughter with its mushy grape stomping contest, which sees colourful teams of all shapes and sizes, stomping their hearts out to produce the most juice. Fantastic prizes are up for grabs for the winning team, bravest spirits, and best dressed on the day.
“Not that you need an excuse to visit Delheim this summer, but if you are looking for a wine harvest where the Winelands comes alive with a genuine feeling of Gemütlichkeit, then Delheim’s Start of Harvest Celebration is a sensational one,” shares Charlotte Terblanche, the estate’s Destination Manager.
Tickets are limited to 120 adults per day. Your ticket includes all the activities and food on the day; a Delheim wine glass, and live music entertainment. Pre-bookings are advised to avoid disappointment and remember to pack a hat, blanket and sunscreen. Delheim will sell their quirky T-shirts on the day.
For more information on the Delheim Start the Harvest or to book your spot contact Wilma at the restaurant on Tel: 021 888 4607 or 079 7353257, or send an email to email@example.com.
Delheim Estate is located in the Simonsberg sub-region of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, on the Knorhoek Road, off the R44.
At Up the Creek everyone comes together. The usually quiet campsite close to Swellendam will once again be transformed into a slightly surreal spot of revelry, raging rock and soulful tunes, performances from another planet and shenanigans of the type you can only pull off when you`re safely tucked in next to the mighty Breede River for four days. No VIP nonsense. No pretence. No cliques. Just a beautiful river; three epic stage; thirty awesome live bands and some of our country’s coolest comedy acts.
Littlegig, the world’s only all-inclusive 24-hour festival, returns to Wiesenhof Farm in Stellenbosch from 28-29 January 2017 with a progressive line-up of highly coveted experiences spanning international music, food tastings, fine art, fashion and design. It’s the first festival of its kind to include access to carefully handpicked events, food and accommodation in the ticket price.
“If the first Littlegig 24h Festival moved you, the next one will be transporting,” says founder and curator Georgia Black. “We’ve gone all out to source people doing the most interesting things with music, food, wine and design; all in the spirit of open-minded curiosity and creative expression. And we’re keeping the festival small and intimate, which is key to the Littlegig experience!
Headlining the foodie front is the wonder chef behind Copenhagen’s Alchemist restaurant, Rasmus Munk. Other stars include German electronic violinist Seth Schwarz, globetrotting DJ Captain Planet and internationally acclaimed South African music producer Culoe de Song.
Other festival highlights include a dance floor on a basketball court, a hair and make-up salon, a forest banquet, live bands, wine tastings, chef-and-farmer tasting experiences, a beautiful lake for swimming and a concept store filled with unique festival fashion.
* 2017 dates to be confirmed * A boutique event stretching over 2 months, offering wine aficionados and budding vintners a chance to experience the magic of harvest for a day – without having to quit their day jobs! Guests can look forward to grape picking, bunch sorting, stomping your own grapes, grape vs wine Tasting, harvest market, vineyard tractor trips, must tasting * Brandy blending experience, wine tasting by horse cart … and much more. Groups are small and intimate to ensure that you have the very best hands-on experience and all activities need to be pre-booked.
Guests can look forward to: * Grape Picking * Bunch Sorting * Stomping your own grapes * Grape vs Wine Tasting * Harvest Market * Vineyard Tractor Trips * Must tasting * Wine blending experience * Wine tasting by Horse Cart … and much more
The 2017 Horses for Causes Charity Race Day will be held on Saturday 11th February at Kenilworth Racecourse and is expected to be hugely popular with the public. Not only does the 2017 event promise to be bigger and better than the 2016 inaugural event, it also promises to greatly benefit the 12 participating charities by bringing awareness to their causes as well as the actual donations they will receive after the event.
The Horses for Causes Charity Race Day is packed with activities for all ages and promises to be a fun-filled day the whole family can enjoy. In its second year, the Horses for Causes Charity Race Day is expected to become even more popular as its affordable, offers a day packed with entertainment and benefits a good cause.
There will be eight excitement-filled horse races with spectacular entertainment programme highlighting the work of the NGOs at intervals between races. Wheelchair dancing displays, mini rugby, mini soccer, mini cricket on an inflatable field, craft activities, musical acts, a fashion show and much, much more.
Treat yourself to delicious craft beers in the new craft beer tent or have a relaxing wine tasting.
Corporate hospitality tables are on offer in three upmarket rooms in the Kenilworth Grandstand, so be sure to book your spots to rub shoulders with some of SA’s sporting heroes and celebrities as well as get your bids in for auction items.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org should your business wish to get involved in this great initiative or donate items to auction.
Participating NGO beneficiaries:
The Chaeli Campaign- www.chaelicampaign.co.za
JAG Foundation – www.jagfoundation.org.za
Kronendal Music Academy – www.kmahoutbay.org
The Sunflower Fund – www.sunflowerfund.org.za
Lucky Lucy Foundation – www.luckylucy.org
JP21 Project – www.jp21project.co.za
Sporting Chance- http://www.sportingchance.co.za/
Cart Horse Protection Association – http://carthorse.org.za/
Thrive Hout Bay – www.thrive.org.za
Santa Shoebox Project- www.santashoebox.co.za
SA Jockey Academy – www.saja.co.za
The Western Cape Grooms School Trust
Tying in with the month of love, the theme for the day will be Rocking Red so whip out your red clothes and accessories and get down to Kenilworth Race Course.
Die kykNET Buite Ekspo / Expo is ‘n Lewendige Buitelewe ekspo met uitstallers van buitelewe produkte en gesinne wat by die oord kampeer. Die Gesinsnaweek gaan gepaard met lekker aktiwiteite vir die hele familie in ‘n veilige plaas atmosfeer. Die kykNET Buite Ekspo /Expo is gemik op die buitelewe mark met alles vanaf Kamptoerusting, 4 x 4 Voertuie, Motorfietse, Kano’s, Bote, Jag toerusting, Visvang toerusting, Bestemmings, 4 x 4 Toebehore, Sportwinkels, Buitelewe publikasies en vele meer.
* 2017 dates to be confirmed * The French celebrate the Fetes des Vendanges; the Italians their Festa dell’Uva, while in the lush Durbanville valley the winemakers celebrate the fruits of their labour with the annual Feast of the Grape.
Join in the fun as local wineries from the Durbanville Wine Valley celebrate the harvest season at its annual Feast of the Grape.
Harvesting the bounty of the vineyards is regarded as one of the most important moments in the making of good wine. This event marks the end of the grape harvest and the arrival of autumn with a weekend feast filled with an array of activities and an abundance of seasonal wines to taste.
The bumper festival offers visitors the complete package from superb wine, live entertainment, to nonstop kiddies’ entertainment. Old school games will keep young and old entertained throughout the day, and kids can look forward to a jumping castle, face painting and so much more. While the kids are having fun the adults can sip and sample superb wines from the 11 wineries on show from the Durbanville region. Try your hand at grape stomping, milking a dairy cow, be amazed at the latest and greatest on offer at the tractor exhibition or simply browse the stalls for delectable local produce on offer. Local restaurants will ensure you’re kept well fed throughout the day.
What better way to celebrate and feast on the bounties of the Durbanville Wine region.
* 2017 dates to be confirmed * Vrede en Lust Estate, one of the oldest working wine farms of the Cape, would like to invite you to bless the harvest and celebrate what the earth has given us in abundance for 2016!
This 328 year old, family-owned and managed, wine farm with its rich history and romantic atmosphere are known to leave guests with a sense of tranquility and connected to the wheel of life.
This festive family day will take place in Vrede en Lust’s beautiful gardens under the farm’s ancient oak trees in front of the historic Manor House.
Guests can expect live music, garden games such as Giant Jenga, Lawn Croquet and Giant Chess. Fun harvest activities such as grape stomping and of course wine tasting and festive food stalls will entice guests.
Our winemakers will be showing guests the fun side of wine with an exclusive ‘Fruit & Wine’ tasting experience. The Fruit and Wine tastings can be booked on a first come first serve basis at the following time slots 12h00 & 14h00.
A dedicated ‘nanny-service’ with a safe kids entertainment area will take care of our little guests in order to give parents time to enjoy the celebrations.
The Harvest Festival will take place on the 27th of February 2016 at Vrede en Lust Estate Franschhoek. Gates will open at 10h00 and close at 17h00.
Tickets can be booked at Vrede en Lust Estate at a cost of R150 pp with the exception of children younger than 12 will enter at no additional charge.
Tickets include full access to the event, a Vrede en Lust wine glass and a complementary drink on arrival. Food can be purchased at an additional cost.
For more information or to book your tickets contact Hannelie at email@example.com or 021-874 1611.