Spier Light Art Show
It’s time once again for Spier Wine Farm’s much-loved annual Festival of Light Art, which presents a dazzling array of light, sound, and visual artworks. This enchanting combination of multi-media transforms the historic Stellenbosch farm into a multi-sensory, cross-cultural wonderland, around which guests can meander, soaking up the brilliance. Entrance to the exhibition is free, and lights are switched on at dusk.
When: 19 March – 18 April 2021
Where: Spier Wine Farm, Stellenbosch
Makers Landing is a brand-new food market at the V&A Waterfront, offering a variety of mouth-watering wares by South African food producers and small businesses, who honour farm-to-table and nose-to-tail food philosophies. Food lovers are also in for a treat with the Makers Landing demo kitchen, which hosts all kinds of culinary events from celebrity chef fine dining experiences to children’s cooking classes.
When: Friday’s 10am – 5pm; Saturday’s & Sunday’s 8am – 5pm
Where: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Clinging to the cliff faces of the majestic Magaliesberg is the gateway to a 1.2 km long cableway that takes visitors on an exhilarating ride up and down the mountain. The Hartbeespoort (or “Harties) Aerial Cableway offers panoramic views of the area, including the enormous dam, but it’s only one part of the experience! At the top, there are numerous viewpoints, shops to peruse, restaurants, hiking trails, and even paragliding.
Where: Hartbeespoort Dam
Armed with a vision to “reimagine retail” a new high-tech, omnichannel store called EGG has opened at Cavendish Square in Claremont. Within its 2 700 square-meter space, 250 local and international fashion, beauty, lifestyle, jewellery, and food brands have gathered under one roof. The EGG also has a hair salon, barbershop, flower and plant market, make-up and piercing studios, and fast, free Wi-Fi!
Where: Claremont, Cape Town
Georgina Gratrix Exhibition
The Reunion by Georgina Gratrix is a solo exhibition curated by Liese van der Watt. The Reunion brings 25 artworks together completed between 2011 and 2020.
Georgina Gratrix is known for paintings that feature expressive, impasto brushwork and humorous yet uncomfortable distortions of figures, objects and landscapes.
Only 20 people will be allowed in the gallery at a time. Booking is essential.
When: February – 31 May 2021
Where: Norval Foundation, Steenberg, Cape Town
Flying like a bird over the canopy of indigenous forests and the yawning chasms, lush valleys, and rushing rivers that network across them gives one an unparalleled perspective on our country’s spectacular natural heritage. Several locations have become prime spots for such ziplining experiences: Silvermist Estate in the lush Constantia valley, and in the dramatic, forest-carpeted Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve. Zipline through Blue Grotto forest in the Drakensberg, the Karkloof Forest Reserve in the KZN midlands, and more.
Red Bus Tour
There are few ways to explore a city’s key attractions as conveniently and affordably as a Hop-On Hop-Off bus. In Cape Town, there are more than 30 stops to 50 of the city’s top attractions, including Cape Point, the historic city centre, Table Mountain, and the winelands.
South Africa has gained increasing attention as a world destination for golf. With a vast constellation of pristine, emerald courses nestled into the country’s diverse landscapes — some perched atop cliffs overlooking the ocean; others sprawled out in the shadow of dramatic mountains—local and foreign golfing enthusiasts are spoiled for choice! Plus, golf is one of the few activities you can do nowadays that’s safe and easy to do socially distanced!
Some of the best SA golf courses include Fancourt on the Garden Route, Leopard Creek at Kruger National Park, St Francis Links in St Francis Bay, Arabella Golf Club close to Hermanus, and Steenberg Golf Club in Cape Town.
At the southernmost end of the Cape Peninsula, jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean like a “come hither” finger, is a destination of such rugged beauty that it attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Cape Point offers many walking/hiking trails, a funicular, lighthouse, birdwatching, and a haunting connection to the Cape’s history. Hungry? Treat yourself to a meal at the Two Oceans Restaurant.
Tsitsikamma National Park
The Tsitsikamma National Park sprawls across a plateau stretching from the Bloukrans River in the west to the Tsitsikamma River in the east and bordered to the north and south by imposing mountains and the Indian Ocean, respectively. The area named after the Khoi word for “place of abundant or sparkling water”, is a nature lover’s Eden, encompassing towering yellowwood trees, deep gorges, a marine reserve, and a network of trails by which to explore it all.
Where: Garden Route