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October 2017

Cheese under the Trees at Simonsig

7 October, 2017 - 30 April, 2018
Simonsig Cheese under the Trees

Every Saturday and Sunday between 11:00 and 15:00 guests can kick-back on the spacious lawns under Simonsig’s shady trees and enjoy a selection of choice South African cheeses and award-winning wines. No bookings are taken, so these occasions are presented on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. Cheese Under the Trees starts on Saturday 7 October and is offered weekly until April 2018.

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Movies under the stars at The Galileo Open Air Cinema

31 October, 2017 - 27 April, 2018
Life of Pi at Anthonij Rupert Wyne

If you are yet to spend an evening under the stars, watching a classic or blockbuster movie on the big screen, it’s time to gather the family and get those tickets. The Galileo Open Air Cinema is nothing short of a magical evening enhanced by a comprehensive assortment of food and beverage choices, and with locations scattered around the Cape and its winelands, there’s one guaranteed to be close to you. Keep an eye on the website at thegalileo.co.za for…

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The Galileo Open Air Cinema

31 October, 2017 - 27 April, 2018
Life of Pi at Anthonij Rupert Wyne

The Galileo Open Air Cinema continues its summertime screenings at various beautiful venues around Cape Town, such as Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the V&A Waterfront, and the Cape Winelands. If you haven’t yet spent an evening watching a classic film or a blockbuster movie on one of their massive screens under the stars, you are doing yourself a disservice! When: 31st October 2017 – 27th April 2018 Where: Various venues around the Cape; check out the website for details Tickets: Start…

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November 2017

Wine & Dine Fridays at Cuvée, Simonsig

3 November, 2017 - 30 March, 2018

Take your tastebuds on a sensory journey at our gourmet Wine & Dine Fridays. Select from a mouth-watering range of pairings such as tempura prawns served with pineapple salsa and Simonsig Sauvignon Blanc 2017, or line fish served with lemon crushed potatoes, crispy capers, beurre noisette sauce and Simonsig Roussanne 2014. Don’t forget to leave room for our delectable desserts such as vanilla crème caramel served with caramel popcorn, salted caramel ice cream and Simonsig Straw Wine 2011. Our menu…

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Avondale Garden Bar

3 November, 2017 - 30 March, 2018
Avondale Garden bar

Avondale is welcoming you to a Winelands chill-out that is all about being in the right place, at the right time to experience all the goodness of Summer living. What could be better on a hot Friday afternoon than a beautiful setting, brilliant wines and a bounty of eats prepared by Chef Patron, Eric Bulpitt and his team? What a way to end the week! A stylish setting, relaxed atmosphere and vibey music will help you relax, reset and recharge…

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Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts 2017/18

12 November, 2017 - 1 April, 2018

The Kirstenbosch Summertime Concerts are in full swing and with some awesome local and international acts set for December, now’s as good a time as ever to experience this Cape Town favourite. Performances in December include Mi Casa (3rd Dec), Texas (8th Dec), Matthew Mole (10th Dec), Mango Groove (23rd Dec) and, on New Year’s Eve, Goldfish and Hot Water. View the full line up here: http://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1474183971  When: November 2017 to April 2018 Where: Kirstenbosch Gardens Tickets: Price depends on performance;…

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December 2017

Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate to Host Live Summer Sunday Concerts

3 December, 2017 - 8 April, 2018
Desmond and the tutus

South Africa, Stellenbosch, November 2017; BREAK away from the hustle of the city and spend the day with friends and family enjoying delicious wine, bubbly and food – and of course great music – all set on the idyllic green lawns of one of Stellenbosch’s oldest wine estates! With its beautiful Cape Dutch architecture, prestigious wines and famous Indian Runner Ducks, VERGENOEGD LÖW WINE ESTATE is known for its timeless appeal.  This summer the estate is excited to present its…

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February 2018

Well Worn at Cavalli weaves a tale of art and Zeitgeist

4 February 2018 - 27 May 2018
well worn cavalli

Cavalli, the Cape wineland’s finest art destination, continues to captivate both art lovers and avid foodies, this time with ‘Well Worn’, an eclectic display of intricate fashion and textile design. Participating artists are set to explore fashion as a manifestation of contemporary culture during this compelling exhibition which opens at the Gallery at Cavalli on the 4th of February and runs until the 27th of May 2018. If art serves as a mirror to our civilization, what truer way is…

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The La Motte Harvest Experience – A Celebration of Winelands Traditions

6 February 2018 - 29 March 2018

The energy of harvest time in the Winelands is infectious! To share the excitement, La Motte wine estate in the Franschhoek Valley invites guests to participate in a special Harvest Experience presented for the duration of the 2018 harvest. Enjoy the unique harvest time traditions and practices on a guided tour presented by one of the estate’s Wine Ambassadors. In the vineyard - enjoy an introduction to the various varietals, harvest processes and the estate’s biologic farming practices. In the…

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Gallery MOMO: Cape to Tehran

13 February 2018 - 29 March 2018
Sepideh Mehraban Cape Town to Tehran Momo

Curated by the talented Sepideh Mehraban, a contemporary artist who earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT), the upcoming “Cape to Tehran” group exhibition at Gallery MOMO aims to re-imagine personal history in post-Apartheid South Africa and post-revolutionary Iran. Sepideh Mehraban, who frequently travels between South Africa and Iran, will be exhibiting her own work along with artists such as Rowan Smith, Kamran Adl, Sethembile Msezane, and Svea Josephy. When: 13th February to…

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Outdoor movie nights

14 February 2018 - 24 March 2018
Outdoor movie night at Spier

Pretty Woman 14 February 2018 Settle in for an outdoor movie night at Spier in Stellenbosch. Feast on a picnic whilst watching the classic romantic comedy, Pretty Woman, on a big screen set against the backdrop of the majestic Stellenbosch Mountains. The perfect Valentine’s Day outing! Film: Pretty Woman (1990) Venue: Spier Werf Date: Wednesday,14 February 2018 Time: Gates open at 18:00 and movie starts at 20:30 Price: Movie ticket – R95/adult and R70/child (includes pop-corn on arrival). Add a…

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KAMERS/Makers Autumn 2018

28 February 2018 - 29 April 2018
Kamers Makers

2018 is our “Year Of The Open Hand.” Because we truly believe that is the KAMERS/Makers difference. We’re all about the handcrafted… Each of our shows is “handmade” in the sense that every show offers something different. To that end we unveil two brand new venues for our Autumn Shows – St Joseph’s Marist College in Rondebosch, Cape Town from 28 February - 4 March and St David's Marist Inanda in Sandton, Joburg from 25-29 April. Two stunning historic buildings…

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March 2018

Lizelle Kruger’s solo exhibition – Cape Town Memoirs and Dangerous Liaisons

1 March 2018 @ 8:00 am - 30 March 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Lizelle Kruger

StateoftheART is proud to present Lizelle Kruger’s solo exhibition Cape Town Memoirs And Dangerous Liaisons which opens at their Buitenkant Street gallery in Cape Town on 01 March 2018. Kruger's large-scale street and landscape works of the Mother City from the 1920s to 1960s form the backdrop to the women who take centre stage in this exhibition. The artist pays tribute to women from every sphere of society:  women who participated in dockside liaisons, women who operated the  'Sugar Houses',…

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Complimentary Wine Tastings at The Vineyard

5 March 2018 - 26 March 2018
Wine Tasting

Have a taste of the best wines the Cape has to offer! The Vineyard Hotel in Newlands takes you on a fine wine experience with weekly complimentary wine tastings, every Monday. Get introduced to different estates’ wines while enjoying panoramic views at The Vineyard and watching the sun wave goodbye to the day. March 2018 Monday Wine Tasting Calendar: 5 March – Groot Constantia The grapes growing on Groot Constantia’s sloping gravel vineyards are nurtured by sea breezes blowing in…

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Nik Rabinowitz in “Working Title”

20 March 2018 - 29 March 2018
Nik-Rabinowitz-working title

South African stand-up comedian Nik Rabinowitz has created quite a name for himself on the local comedy scene and, in March, Capetonians will be able to see him perform his brand new show “Working Title” at the Baxter Theatre. The material is very original, witty, and of course targets South Africa’s fathomless well of humour: local politics. Please note that there is an age restriction: no under 14’s. When: 20th to 29th March 2018 Where: Golden Arrow Studio, Baxter Theatre…

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Stellenbosch Street Soirée – 21 March 2018

21 March 2018
stellenbosch street soiree

Savour local flavours and sip on some of the region's finest wines at this social event. Food vendors and wine cellars will take to the streets, where visitors can enjoy wine tasting, al-fresco dining and live music. When: 7 & 21 March 2018 Where: Drostdy Street, Stellenbosch Entry: Free. Wine tastings and food will be on sale. More details: https://www.southernvines.co.za/event/stellenbosch-street-soirees/

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Two Oceans Aquarium Trash Bash Beach Cleanup

21 March 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
trash bash

It's time to bash the trash. Join us at the first of the Aquarium's brand new Trash Bash events on 21 March 2018 (Human Rights Day) on Sunset Beach – the first of our regular beach cleanups that we’ll be hosting throughout the year. Visit https://www.aquarium.co.za/blog/entry/trash-bash-join-us-on-21-march-2018-for-our-first-beach-cleanup-of-the-year for more details! Date: Wednesday 21 March 2018 (a public holiday) Time: 9am till 11am Location: Sunset Beach, Blouberg What to bring: Sunblock, a hat, water (in a reusable bottle), and reusable gloves (like the ones you’d…

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South African International Tattoo Convention

23 March 2018 - 25 March 2018
tattoo convention

Following in the wake of success of the 2017 show, The second annual South African International Tattoo Convention returns with an upscaled offering for 2018 that boasts a stylish and contemporary new venue that will play host to 80 of the world’s most reputable and respected tattoo artists arriving on the shores of Cape Town from 23rd – 25th March 2018. The Vision SAITC2018 provides a platform to showcase creative talent from all over the world, where artists have opportunity…

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Inspired by the grape – a lunch at Anthonij Rupert Wyne

24 March 2018
Grape Lunch Anthonij Rupert

The grape, small and unpretentious, yet responsible for a worldwide phenomenon which has resulted in a plethora of superb wine varietals we have come to love and appreciate throughout the years. On Saturday, 24 March Anthonij Rupert Wyne Estate in Franschhoek will pay homage to this bountiful fruit by hosting a special grape inspired lunch. Grape Lunch - Anthonij Rupert The lunch, which will take place throughout the day on the terrace at Anthonij Rupert Tasting Room, will feature an…

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Cape Town Sixes

24 March 2018 - 25 March 2018
Cape Town Sixes

The 3rd annual Cape Town Sixes amateur cricket festival is back! The event not only features Africa’s biggest 6’s tournament, but also a gourmet food village, “wine on the wicket”, live music and comedy, a beach bar, family area, and more. Hosted by the Green Point Cricket Club, the Cape Town Sixes is a fantastic weekend of fun for the whole family and, with several cricket leagues for all levels of skill, especially for sports enthusiasts. When: 24th to 25th…

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Arno Carstens Live at Vergenoegd

25 March 2018
arno carstens

A real treat for music lovers, the concert will be supported by other local artists, including Dave Ferguson, Marcel Dalmayda, Jake Gunn and Devin Smith. A range of food and drinks will be on sale at the venue and parents can take advantage of a dedicated kids' area. When: 25 March 2018 Where: Vergenoegd Wine Estate, Stellenbosch Entry: Tickets start at R150 p/p (www.webtickets.co.za) Other line-ups: Sun 8 April 2018: GoodLuck (opened by Gemma Griffiths and Betsy Beers)

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Groote Post’s Easter Country Market

25 March 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Groote Post Country Market

Take a break, round up the family and head out to the country to join the Pentz family in the gardens at Groote Post for their Easter Country Market on Sunday 25th March between 10h00 and 15h00. The terrace in front of Hilda’s Kitchen and adjacent to the Cellar will be brimming with market stalls celebrating Easter, showcasing delicious and beautiful country offerings including artisan foods, arts and crafts, home ware, clothing, décor, gifts and more. Local is always lekker…

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Celebrate Easter at Spier

30 March 2018 - 1 April 2018
Spier Easter

An unforgettable long weekend in the Winelands This Easter, escape the city for a proper break to the Cape Winelands. Great food and wine. Fresh farm air. Exploring and Easter egg hunts. Spier has it all covered: not only do you save 20% off a three-night stay, there is also plenty activities to make the most of your stay. The deal: Save 20% off your three-night stay at Spier Hotel. From R 2,200 per room per night. The kids? If they're…

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Two Oceans Marathon 2018

30 March 2018 - 31 March 2018

This annual running event, covering Chapman's Peak, Hout Bay and Constantia Nek, is known as the world's most beautiful marathon for good reason. If you're not running the big race, consider one of the fun runs suited to all ages and fitness levels, or spectate to show support. When: 30 - 31 March 2018 Where: Cape Town Entry: Run from R500 p/p (www.twooceansmarathon.org.za)

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Find the Easter Bunny and His Magical Friends at The Cableway

30 March 2018 - 2 April 2018
Easter Bunny and His Magical Friends at The Cableway

Hatch a plan to make your way up Table Mountain for an egg-cellent time this Easter. The Easter Bunny and his magical friends invite families to join them at the Cableway’s Lower and Upper Stations for adventure filled outdoor fun from Friday 30 March until Monday 2 April 2018. Young visitors will receive an activity book. Buskers, magicians and face painters will also join in the fun on 30 March, 31 March and 2 April from 10am to 2pm. Let…

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April 2018

Serene family Easter Picnic at Grande Provence in Franschhoek

1 April 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Easter Picnic at Grande Provence

Enjoy a relaxed family picnic this Easter Sunday complete with an Easter egg hunt for the kids, a wide variety of delicious country-style eats and fabulous wines at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek. In addition to picnic baskets filled to the brim, visitors can opt for a selection of lighter foods and enjoy the soothing sounds of a classical ensemble in beautifully landscaped gardens. Think bubblies and oysters from the oyster bar, filled panini, home-made ice teas and…

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Live Music at Bellevue Wine Estate

6 April 2018

There is no better way to enjoy great food and wine with friends and family, than with live entertainment! End off your week with a sunset performance on the lawns outside the restaurant and tasting room at Bellevue Wine Estate, situated along the Bottelary Road. The laid back music afternoon, which takes place on Friday, 6 April, is the perfect ending to a busy week. This is the first of what promises to become a regular Friday feature. Get the…

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Druk My Niet Wine Estate celebrates a new dawn

7 April 2018 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Druk My Niet Wine Estate

Early in 2017 a devastating fire raged through the family owned Druk My Niet Wine Estate destroying almost everything in its path. Several months have passed and Druk My Niet has once been transformed into the fine boutique wine estate it was renowned for. Diarise Saturday, 7 April (9am to 6pm) for a fun family day out to this charming estate, which is situated on the outskirts of Paarl, less than an hours’ drive from Cape Town. Join in the…

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Goodluck at Vergenoegd Löw

8 April 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Featuring some of South Africa’s best local musicians Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate’s Live Summer Sunday Concerts are not to be missed! Break away from the hustle of the city and spend the day with friends and family enjoying delicious wine, bubbly and food – and of course great music by Goodluck – all set on the idyllic green lawns of one of Stellenbosch’s oldest wine estates! A festive food market will be set up on the estate’s lawns with a…

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Full Moon Peace Beach Meditation

11 April 2018
Full Moon Peace Beach Meditation

Join Cape Town's twelfth full moon meditation, and enjoy an evening of meditation, yoga and music. Bring your own mat, musical instrument and snacks and join the peaceful celebration of life and unity. When: 11 April 2018 Where: Camps Bay Beach Entry: Free, but donations are welcome (www.quicket.co.za)

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La Tete and Spioenkop Wines – Wine Dinner

11 April 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

La Tete Restaurant, Cape Town, is hosting a Wine Dinner on the 11th of April 2018. Chef Giles Edwards and Winemaker Koen Roose will be putting together an evening of delicious food and amazing wines. Chef Giles will prepare a three-course meal paired with Keon Roose Spioenkop wines. Koen does things Differently! Ex- Sommelier, ex- engineer and now vigneron! The vision of winemaker Koen Roose is to produce elegant wines that are sexy and pure but at the same time…

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Bot River winemakers bull-ish about 2018 Barrels & Beards

21 April 2018

Local is lekker at this most beloved wine and food get-together Run with the bull this year at none other than Bot River Barrels & Beards on Saturday, April 21, when - for the first time ever - this most majestic beast takes centre stage at a Cape winelands shindig like no other. No, of course there won’t be any actual el-toro running in the Pamplonic sense (although the antics of the valley’s famously game winemakers may qualify). This whole…

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Vergenoegd Estate Pizza & Wine Festival

21 April 2018 @ 11:00 am - 22 April 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Sunny days and balmy nights, delicious pizza and great wine - the perfect combinations for a good time in the winelands. All these will be in evidence at this year’s Pizza & Wine Festival, which takes place at Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, over the weekend of 21 and 22 April (11am to 4pm). The perfect excuse to enjoy a selection of superb wines paired with mouth-watering pizzas and live music. With its sprawling lawns, and not forgetting the popular…

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Pinot Noir Festival at The Vineyard Hotel

22 April 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wine Tasting

The Vineyard’s Pinot Noir Festival is set for 22 April 2018. The annual Pinot Festival attracts the finest Pinot Noirs from well-known wine estates including Meerlust, Newton Johnson, Hamilton Russell, Glen Carlou, Waterford Estate, Paul Cluver and the other top producers. “These festivals are always idyllic afternoons for wine lovers, whether they be connoisseurs or enthusiasts. There is always something new to discover and enjoy,” says Roy Davies, General Manager at the hotel. “There will be live background entertainment and delicious,…

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Man’s best friend given the limelight in unique collaborative art exhibition

27 April 2018 - 23 May 2018

A unique collaborative art exhibition featuring the works of Theo Paul Vorster and Hennie Meyer will put man’s best friend in the spotlight. Entitled “Re-worked K9” the exhibition, which is taking place at RK Contemporary – Riebeek Kasteel’s newest art gallery – from 27 April until 23 May, will see these two renowned artists depicting reworked artworks of real and fictitious dogs belonging to celebrated artists through the ages. “It is a tongue in cheek depiction of the dogs that…

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SA Cheese Festival

27 April 2018 - 29 April 2018

The award-winning South African Cheese Festival, the biggest outdoor culinary event in Africa, this year takes place over the Freedom Day long weekend from Friday 27 April to Sunday 29 April 2018 at Sandringham, home of the SA Cheese Festival. Visitors to the 17th SA Cheese Festival can once again expect a truly unique experience of cheese and more. Come and taste a dazzling variety of local and international cheeses, pair your favourites with wine or the finest local produce, and relax…

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May 2018

DYNAMO brings his magic LIVE TOUR to SA for the first time

11 May 2018 - 19 May 2018
Dynamo Onstage

He’s walked on water across the river Thames, levitated in front of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro and walked down the outside of the L.A times building; he’s predicted the Soccer World Cup outcome and taken a trip on the side of a bus. This global television star, international brand ambassador, author and stage performer, the award-winning magician, Dynamo is in South Africa this week to announce and promote his forthcoming first time ever ‘Seeing is Believing’ Live…

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Mother’s Day lunch

13 May 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mother’s Day lunch

Spoil mom with lunch at Eight, our acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Spier Méthode Cap Classique on arrival. Our harvest table offers a range of dishes all prepared with fresh, home-grown, seasonal ingredients sourced from our farm and nearby, trusted suppliers. When: Sunday 13 May 2018 Time: 12:30 Place: Eight Restaurant Cost: R480 per person, R240 for children <12 years Booking: events@spier.co.za Each mother will receive a special gift. www.spier.co.za

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Shiraz & Charcuterie Festival 2018 at Anthonij Rupert Wyne

26 May 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Save the date for this year’s Shiraz & Charcuterie Festival, which takes place once again at the picturesque Anthonij Rupert Wyne on Saturday, 26 May (11am to 4pm). This highlight on the annual Franschhoek Wine Valley calendar makes for the ideal late Autumn outing, combining some of South Africa’s finest Shiraz wines with delicious charcuterie from artisanal producers. This is the perfect opportunity to taste Anthonij Rupert Wyne’s range of Shiraz wines, which include the limited release Anthonij Rupert Syrah,…

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August 2018

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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