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April 2018

Get Ready For The 3-For-1 Kidz Season Special At The Cableway

27 April 2018 - 24 September 2018
Cable Way Kidz Season

Calling all South Africans – Table Mountain Cableway’s 3-for-1 Kidz Season special has arrived early this year giving South African families daily discounted rates from Friday 27 April to Monday 24 September 2018! Children, tweens and teens alike – the Kidz Season special sees two youngsters under 18 years of age ride for free with every Kidz Season adult return ticket purchased for the special price of R250 online from tablemountain.net or at the Lower Station Ticket Office. Upon arrival…

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May 2018

The most exciting wine-paired dinners in Cape Town

18 May 2018 - 5 October 2018
Vineyard Hotel

Trail-blazing winemakers’ own ranges for The Vineyard’s winter wine-paired dinners. The Vineyard’s wine-paired dinners are back. This year, the much-loved Newlands hotel has invited top winemakers to showcase their own ranges, the results of visionary vinification and abiding passion. The Vineyard’s Tastes of 2018 dinners give The Vineyard chefs free rein to branch away from the hotel’s usual menu and create exciting dishes designed to showcase their talents and complement the wines served. Any “Friend of the Vineyard” lucky enough…

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La Petite Ferme Presents a Winter “Chefs and The Vine” Series

31 May 2018 - 23 August 2018

As winter approaches in the Cape of Good Hope, Franschhoek’s La Petite Ferme is warming up to a grand season of gastronomic celebrations. Winemaker Wikus Pretorius, together with La Petite Ferme’s brigade of enthusiastic chefs have this year masterminded a collaborative “Chefs and the Vine” series from May through to August. Each soirée is presented by Wikus and includes a tutored pre-dinner tasting of handcrafted wines from La Petite Ferme’s cellar and compared with others from nearby terroirs as well…

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June 2018

Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondues all jazzed up with fresh new line-up

24 June 2018 - 26 August 2018

Get cosy at this popular feast of live jazz, wine and dip-licious cheese Every Sunday from 24 June to 26 August The Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondue series plays an exciting new tune in the Stellenbosch Winelands this year thanks to the announcement of a collaboration with the Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA) and Jazz in the Native Yards. All jazzed up, this renowned winter indulgence of cheesy delight, wine and live jazz performances will take place, each Sunday from…

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Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondue

24 June 2018 - 26 August 2018
Delheim’s Jazz and Cheese Fondues

Live jazz, wine, and cheese make the perfect combination, and this event has them all. Every Sunday guests can enjoy a concert in Delheim’s cosy downstairs cellar where cheese fondue is served along with their award-winning wines. When: Every Sunday from 24 June – 26 August 2018 Where: Delheim Wines, Stellenbosch  Tickets: R450 p/p (www.webtickets.co.za) Web: http://www.delheim.com/our-story/29-news-events/events-at-delheim/61-jazz-cheese-fondues

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After Dark: Brought to you by Two Oceans Aquarium and Texx and the City

25 June 2018 - 29 August 2018
after dark

Hold onto your socks, there’s a new live music venue in town this winter. The Two Oceans Aquarium and Texx and the City have teamed up for After Dark, a series of stripped-down music events featuring some of South Africa’s best bands. Southern Wild, Grassy Spark, AKING, Bam Bam Brown, Majozi and Gemma Griffiths will be performing in one of Cape Town’s best-loved attractions (yes, that’s us!) – two bands per night, three nights only, these are set to be the dreamiest…

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Shimmy Beach Club Presents Absolut Movie Nights

28 June 2018 - 27 September 2018
Shimmy Beach Club Presents Absolut Movie Nights

Join in star style this winter for the new series of Shimmy Beach Club’s Absolut Movie Nights. The Shimmy cinema, screening French classics like Amelie, Chocolat and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, offers guests an elegant cinematic experience with all the bells and whistles. Tickets are priced at R300.00, available through Nutickets and will include an Absolut Vodka arrival cocktail, Margarita pizza and the movie essentials… popcorn and old-fashioned candyfloss of course! The Absolut lounge will be warmed up…

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July 2018

July Jazz on the Bay at the 41: Dan Shout

12 July 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 16 August 2018 @ 10:30 pm
Jazz on the Bay

Don’t let the winter blues get you down! The 41 in Camps Bay is offering Jazz on the Bay once a month through winter, giving guests a reason to celebrate in style whilst sipping on Accolade's finest wines, enjoying a beachfront cuisine second to none. Guest will be serenaded by the sounds of Dan Shout on the 12th of July, followed by Amy Campbell and her band on the 16th of August. Master cuisine extraordinaire, Chef Aristotle, and international hospitality tycoon, Gilles…

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La Motte Wine Estate Presents: Classical Music Concert Programme

14 July 2018 - 8 December 2018

Inspired by La Motte’s owner and internationally renowned mezzo-soprano, Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, La Motte’s close association with classical music is celebrated by a series of classical music concerts presented in the beautiful Historic Cellar on the estate. An impressive line-up of both international and local artists will perform in the coming months. 14 July - French festivities with Charl du Plessis (Piano) Known as South Africa’s Piano Man and being the youngest person ever in Africa to be named a Steinway…

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Colour Field, a new group exhibition at Southern Guild, will offer an immersive experience of colour

19 July 2018 - 12 September 2018
Colour Field

Southern Guild is pleased to announce a new group exhibition, titled Colour Field, on show from 19 July to 12 September 2018 at GUILD in Cape Town’s Silo District. Designers such as Tonic, Zizipho Poswa, Xavier Clarisse and Ronel Jordaan will premier bold new work whose approach to colour is immersive and transformative. Working in a wide variety of materials – including glass, aluminium, wood, clay, fabric and leather –the designers explore the interplay of colour with light, texture and…

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Material Gains: Contemporary African Art from the Spier Collection

26 July 2018 - 20 October 2018
Spier Material Gains

Curated by Candice Allison Material Gains, which opened on 26 July at the Stellenbosch University Museum, showcases more than 50 works from Spier’s diverse collection of contemporary art. The pieces are by emerging and established artists working across the African continent – including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Congo and Nigeria. The intricacies of artistic output from different regions, countries, cities, and individuals cannot be condensed into a single narrative. The curatorial intention, therefore, is to reflect on the concept…

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August 2018

Pieter-Dirk Uys at the Fugard – When in doubt say darling

7 August 2018 - 25 August 2018
darling-poster-pieter dirk uys

After a sold-out season at Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Studio, the newest Pieter-Dirk Uys show will be presented at the Fugard Theatre in August. How many times do you hear the D-word? How often do you use that word automatically? I hope you don't do that with the K-word. Or the N-word. Careful, the Penny Sparrow will fly over your house and it will cost you a few hundred thousand rand. But using the D-word won't cost you anything. I admit…

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Shakespeare in Love

14 August 2018 - 30 September 2018

Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall and based on the 1998 Oscar winning film of the same title, Shakespeare in Love is a romantic comedy that promises witty one-liners as well as a beautiful love story. When: From 14 August 2018 Where: The Fugard Theatre Entry: Tickets start at R150 p/p End date TBC www.thefugard.com

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Zip Zap Circus “Journey Beyond” at the Artscape Theatre

17 August 2018 - 19 August 2018

Zip Zap going BEYOND with their JOURNEY Zip Zap brings a new life to the circus... No more dancing dogs, big tops and drum rolls. No wonder they keep performing abroad. The energy, joy, skills and passion are contagious and will make you leave the theatre optimistic about the future, if not hanging from the chandelier or jumping off your couch! After a successful collaboration with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in 2017, Zip Zap is pushing the boundaries for…

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The Chocolate Festival

18 August 2018

Chocolate-lovers are going to go crazy for this event — enjoy a chocolate fountain, a range of artisanal treats, as well as live music, and gin, wine and bubbly bars. When: 18 August 2018 Where: Anura Estate, Stellenbosch Entry: R150 p/p www.webtickets.co.za

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Poetry in McGregor Festival

24 August 2018 - 26 August 2018
McGregor Poetry

The sixth Poetry in McGregor Festival 2018 will be held over the weekend of August 24-26. The festival organisers (The MAC Project) are happy to announce that more than 160 poets will be participating at various unique venues in McGregor over the festival weekend. Some of the well-known poets that will be featured are Kobus Moolman, Ian McCullum, Galeo Saintz, Douglas Reid Skinner, Patricia Schonstein, Athol Williams, Medzani Musandiwa, Douglas Reid Skinner, Margaret Clough, Dan Wylie, Phillippa Yaa, Nomashenge, Toast…

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VodkaFest Cape Town

25 August 2018

Saturday 25 August 2018 at Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville “Tvoe zdorovie - To your health!” (Russian Toast)  A premiere Vodka festival will be taking place on the 25 August 2018 at the Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville. Vodka has proven to be a good companion for meaningful conversations and a lot of fun. Organisers Mike Crawford and Denise Barnes says: “We are creating an event to celebrate this audacious tasting drink combined with live music and DJ’s in the heart of the Durbanville…

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An opportunity to taste history as Simonsig opens its doors for its 6th annual Vintage Day Celebrations.

25 August 2018
Simonsig Vintage Day

The annual Simonsig Vintage Day has become one of the most-anticipated events on the Winelands calendar. Offering not only family-friendly entertainment on the beautiful Simonsig wine estate, but also giving true wine connoisseurs the unique opportunity of sampling a range of historic Simonsig vintages, some dating back to the 90s. On Saturday the 25th of August this year, Simonsig wine estate in Stellenbosch will once again open its doors to host its annual Vintage Day. The day will offer wine…

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This Year’s Cape Town Homemakers Expo Is All About Beautiful Ideas for Real Homes.

30 August 2018 - 2 September 2018
Patio Warehouse Homemakers Expo

The annual Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo, on from 30 August to 2 September at the CTICC, is the Western Cape’s most trusted exhibition for everything décor, design, lifestyle and DIY – for real homes.  Whether your interest is in what’s trending in home improvement, enhancing your outdoor living space, refreshing your interiors or creating a beautiful kitchen or bathroom, we bring the best industry experts together under one roof. Packed with inspirational ideas and features, including highlights such as the…

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Absolut Movie Nights at Shimmy Beach Club presents Pulp Fiction

30 August 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Shimmy Beach Club reopens this August with the first in an array of exciting events to keep guests  elegantly entertained. Th​is Women’s Day Shimmy Beach Club and Disaronno are hosting the ‘Embrace your Inner Queen’ ​edition of Empower M​e. Ladies are welcomed to join in for an afternoon of inspiring talks by experts in on a variety of relevant ​topics, pop up stalls and beauty stations, live music and more. Experience elegance and comfort at the Absolut Movie Nights launch at…

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Capegate Hosts 8th Annual Wine Festival and Launches a Local Craft Beer Offering

31 August 2018 - 1 September 2018
Capegate Craft Beer and Wine Festival_image

Capegate Shopping Centre, situated in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town will be hosting their 8th annual wine festival on 31 August and 1 September 2018. Due to an increased demand from visitors, the festival will be moved to bigger premises within Capegate and – for the first time – will include local craft beer breweries. For another consecutive year, the Centre will partner with The Pebbles Project – a NPO working hard to enrich the lives of disadvantaged children…

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September 2018

Celebrate the fresh-‘n-fab at Gabriëlskloof’s Little Spring Market

1 September 2018 - 2 September 2018

Bid winter farewell with a rejuvenating country 'kuier' near Bot River It's time to pop up your parasol and head out to Gabriëlskloof for a celebration of all things new, pretty, fresh and fabulous when this family-owned hilltop winery bids winter farewell with their Little Spring Market on 1 and 2 September. "Spring is the season of rebirth and rejuvenation, and it's a time we love welcoming back to the hills and valleys that surround our beautiful estate," says Nicolene…

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Gabriëlskloof’s Little Spring Market

1 September 2018 - 2 September 2018

Celebrate the fresh-'n-fab at Gabriëlskloof’s Little Spring Market Bid winter farewell with a rejuvenating country 'kuier' near Bot River  It's time to pop up your parasol and head out to Gabriëlskloof for a celebration of all things new, pretty, fresh and fabulous when this family-owned hilltop winery bids winter farewell with their Little Spring Market on 1 and 2 September. "Spring is the season of rebirth and rejuvenation, and it's a time we love welcoming back to the hills and…

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Spring Tasting at Spier!

1 September 2018 - 30 November 2018
Spring Tasting at Spier

Spier is celebrating the season with a fresh new pairing, the Spring Tasting, available from 1 September – 30 November. Soak up the sun on the banks of the Spier dam while you sip on four stellar Spier wines, perfectly paired with delicious canapés: The Private Collection Organic Rosé with ajo blanco– a Spanish white gazpacho of almonds and bread with strawberry and mint salsa, The Ideology Sémillon with a “prawn roll”: a buttery toasted brioche topped with prawns, mayonnaise, celery…

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Swing into Spring with De Krans Blossom Festival

1 September 2018 - 2 September 2018

Make your way to De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp for the annual Blossom Festival which takes place over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of September. This time of the year the fruit trees, in particular the apricot and peach trees, are in full bloom and it is truly a sight to behold. The Spring blossoms traditionally indicate the start of the season for the fruit and wine industries. Visitors to De Krans will be able to experience…

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Steenberg Trail Run through the vines

1 September 2018 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Join Steenberg Vineyards in raising a glass of Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc to spring at their 6th annual Trail Run that winds its way through undulating Constantia vines on Saturday, 1 September 2018. The Steenberg Spring Trail Run takes you on a 5km or 10km loop to run or walk amidst the budding vineyards. All participants receive a glass of Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc at the finish. This youthful, bottle fermented bubbly is lively, ultra-refreshing and fruity. The entry fee is…

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Open Book Festival announces first group of authors

5 September 2018 - 9 September 2018
The Book Lounge

The first group of authors has been announced for the eighth Open Book Festival taking place from 5 to 9 September this year. Brought to you by the Book Lounge and the Fugard Theatre, Open Book Festival offers a world-class selection of book launches, panel discussions, workshops, masterclasses, readings, performances, and more. The festival also hosts the popular Comics Fest, #cocreatePoetica and various children’s and outreach programmes. Venues for the event include the Fugard Theatre, District Six Homecoming Centre, the…

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Franschhoek Uncorked Festival

15 September 2018 - 16 September 2018
Franschhoek Uncorked

Pack away the Winter blues and embrace Spring in all its finery at this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, which takes place over the weekend of 15 and 16 September. The perfect opportunity to explore one of South Africa’s premier wine destinations as you uncover a plethora of experiences at the participating Franschhoek Vignerons. Travel from one estate to the next sampling the wines on offer, which include new release wines as well as a few other not-to-be missed gems. The…

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Gabriëlskloof Braai Day

23 September 2018
Gabrielskloof Braai Day

From handmade wors to melktert spring rolls..this Overberg Braai has it all Gabriëlskloof flies the flag for South African heritage on September 23, when Chef Frans Groenewald lights the braai fires of celebration to serve up delicious traditional delicacies with modern spin and tasty Overberg specialties. Gabriëlskloof joins South Africans across the globe to proudly mark what is famous colloquially as National Braai Day. The renowned estate is located on a hilltop outside Bot River – a mere 80 minutes…

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October 2018

Art Exhibition: Hanneke Benade ́“Mise-en-scène.”

13 October 2018 - 18 November 2018

La Galleria, 7 Bree Street, McGregor The French term ‘mise-en-scène’ originates in the theatre as a reference to the stage arrangement for a theatrical production and in film it also includes the visual component that appears in the composition of the shot. In this new body of work, well- known South African artist Hanneke Benade ́, in the same way, choreographs images, depicting timeless moments of everyday life. By using models (actors), props and costumes that she manipulates into a…

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Garden Day South Africa

21 October 2018
garden day

There’s really nothing like the joy of gardening. Connecting to nature, the pride of growing your own plants, flowers, food and of course, the amazing health benefits.  It’s also well documented that gardens, no matter how big or small, have the potential to bring people and communities together, which is why on Sunday 21 October the call to action for South Africa’s annual Garden Day is to down tools, invite neighbours, friends and family round to celebrate your garden together.…

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Cape Town International Kite Festival

27 October 2018 - 28 October 2018
kite festival

Come and meet an aerial ‘big five’ when Nemo, Squid, Octopus, Red Teddy and Bertie the Worm take to the skies at the 24 th Cape Town International Kite Festival on 27 and 28 October, in Muizenberg. It is Africa’s biggest kite festival and sees kiters from around the world flying incredible kite creations in support of Cape Mental Health, South Africa’s oldest mental health organisation. The annual kiting extravaganza is the grand finale to October’s Mental Health Month campaign…

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