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May 2019

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show

9 May 2019 - 30 November 2019

SA’s biggest and boldest travelling wine tour, the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show, will be wine- ding its way through South Africa and coming to a city near you. Taking in seven cities and uncorking a full-bodied ‘POURformance’ that includes wine theatres, attractions such as the ‘Search for a Super Taster’ South African Wine Tasting Championships, Wine Label Design Awards presented by Rotolabel, and the opportunity to sample and buy wines from some of SA’s best cellars, The ‘WINEderland’ wine…

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Tastes Of 2019 – Winter Wine-Paired Dinners at The Vineyard

24 May 2019 - 8 November 2019
Vineyard Hotel Tastes of 2019

Cape Town’s favourite winter wine-paired dinners are back! Every three-weeks, from now until November, The Vineyard hotel in Newlands will partner with South Africa’s most popular wine estates to bring foodies a unique dining experience. In advance of each Tastes of 2019 dinner, the designated estate’s range of wines is tasted alongside various delicacies and ingredients, and the most interesting combinations discovered. The Vineyard’s chefs then give free rein to their creativity, and craft an exciting menu using these ingredients.…

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July 2019

La Motte Wine Estate Classical Music Concerts

13 July 2019 - 7 December 2019
Francois Botha and Antonio Chen Guang

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. The estate has just announced the line-up of international and local artists to perform in the coming months. 13 July 2019: Best of Both with Francois Botha & Yohan Chun For the annual Franschhoek Bastille Weekend, piano duo, Francois Botha and Yohan Chun will present…

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August 2019

William Kentridge Exhibition – Norval Foundation and Zeitz MOCAA

24 August, 2019 - 23 March, 2020
William Kentridge

The largest exhibition to be held in Africa in over a decade by internationally acclaimed artist William Kentridge is set to open in Cape Town in August. The major exhibition of his work will be hosted simultaneously in two parts by Norval Foundation and the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), opening 24 August and running through to March 2020. Local art enthusiasts and international visitors to Cape Town – a fast-growing cultural capital – will gain access…

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Blanko Supper Club – last Thursday of every month

29 August 2019 - 28 November 2019

Experience the art of food and wine pairing at the Blanko Supper Club. Blanko at the Alphen Boutique Hotel boasts a vibrant and inviting atmosphere, where friends and family can gather to taste and explore culinary flavours while socialising to their hearts’ content in a series of beautifully designed spaces. On the last Thursday of every month, Blanko hosts a Supper Club where patrons can enjoy a selection of Chef Amber May's signature dishes paired with a series of fine…

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September 2019

Classical Music Series at the Lord Nelson Restaurant

21 September 2019 - 23 November 2019

By The Opera Angels with Guest Tenor, Makudu Senaona MY FAIR LADY - LERNER & LOWE ‘I could have danced all night’ – Lindsay & Lisa ‘On the street where you live’ – Makudu ‘Show me’ – Lindsay West Side Story - Bernstein ‘Maria’ – Makudu ‘Tonight’ – Makudu & Lindsay ‘I feel pretty’ – Lindsay & Lisa ‘Somewhere’ – Tutti 7:20 PM STARTERS IS SERVED SONGS OF LOVE AND EXPERIENCE Chess – Andersson & Ulvaeus - ‘I know him…

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October 2019

David Kramer’s musical, Danger in the Dark, at the Baxter Theatre

11 October 2019 - 2 November 2019
Eldon van der Merwe, Elton Landrew, Dods Madotyeni, Alexis Petersen, Tashreeq de Villiers, Rushney Ferguson, Edith Plaatjies in Danger in the Dark

David Kramer’s musical, Danger in the Dark, a reworking of Poison, debuts at the Baxter Theatre this October with a stellar cast and team The Baxter Theatre Centre is proud to announce David Kramer’s Danger in the Dark, a reworking of the hit musical Poison, which he and the legendary late Taliep Petersen wrote in the 90s and which was produced by Renaye Kramer. Danger in the Dark takes to the stage at the Baxter Theatre for a limited season…

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Restaurant Week Spring Edition

17 October 2019 - 3 November 2019

100 Top restaurants throughout the country create a Restaurant Week special to show guests what their restaurant is all about. In Cape Town participating restaurants include: 6 Spin Street, Azure Restaurant, Beluga, Ben Wei, Bombay Brasserie, Buitenverwachting, Dash Restaurant, GINJA, Gorgeous George, Greenhouse, Grub & Vine, Harringtons Cocktail Lounge, HQ, KONG Bar & Grill, La Mouette, Liberty’s Restaurant, Lou Lou’s Bar, Mint Restaurant & Terrace, Signal, SMAK, Sotano Bree Street, Sotano Mouille Point, Sunset Restaurant, Swan Café, The Conservatory, The…

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Festive Ideas Market at Simondium’s Country Lodge

23 October 2019 - 27 October 2019

Enjoy holiday cheer at Festive Ideas! The festive season is around the corner and the Festive Ideas market will fill your holiday with style and glamour.  The popular market will take place at the Simondium’s Country Lodge between Paarl and Franschhoek from 23-27 October and is the perfect place to get into a festive mood. Get ready to welcome friends and family into your home to celebrate the magic of the season.  The market will inspire you to entertain with…

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Mark Banks On Ice! at Theatre on the Bay

23 October 2019 - 29 October 2019

Whacked Management presents Mark Banks’ new show - Mark Banks ON ICE! “Delightfully absurd Mark Banks is back!” - The Citizen Mark Banks has come out of hibernation to bring you his new one-man stand up show - Mark Banks ON ICE! Some nights the Russian All-Star Mints will make a guest appearance. This year Mark is turning 60 and would love you to come celebrate his birthday with him in what is his favourite way to celebrate: You staring at him…

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Art Franschhoek 2019

25 October 2019 - 27 October 2019
art franschhoek

As with fine food and world-class wines, so too fine art needs to be experienced to be appreciated. Visitors to Franschhoek can once again look forward to a weekend of artworks and exhibitions, as the 4th annual  Art Franschhoek ‘opens its doors’ to the public over the weekend of 25 to 27 October. Over the years Franschhoek has established itself as one of the country’s premier art destinations with its numerous art galleries and resident artists. Art enthusiasts can choose…

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The 25th Cape Town International Kite Festival

26 October 2019 - 27 October 2019
Cape Town International Kite Festival

“Let Hope Fly” is the theme for Africa’s biggest kite festival, the Cape Town International Kite Festival, which next takes flight on 26 & 27 October in Muizenberg, Cape Town in support of Cape Mental Health. This will be the 25th edition of the annual flying fiesta, with kiters - from Germany, Italy, Turkey, the UK and South Africa - flocking to the Mother City to fly their incredible kite creations, promote mental wellness and help prevent depression and suicide.…

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Protea Party 2019 – Anthonij Rupert Wyne’s winelands harvest-style feast

26 October 2019
Protea Party

Shine brightly at this year’s Protea Party  Celebrating everything “Bright and Light” will be the theme of the sixth annual Protea Party, taking place at the spectacular Anthonij Rupert Estate in Franschhoek on Saturday 26 October 2019. Regarded as one of the Cape Winelands’ social calendar highlights, Anthonij Rupert Wyne’s annual winelands harvest-style feast promises a night not to forget as it continues to celebrate the estate’s beloved Protea wine range. With the spotlight shone on the latest releases in…

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Beauty Squad SA Expo 2019

26 October 2019 - 27 October 2019

Beauty Squad SA Expo 2019 is an event that brings together lovers of all things beauty. Join for a fun-filled day of beauty learning and experiences, with master classes hosted by professional makeup artist, Raine Tauber. Tickets range from silver (general access) to platinum (general access, a goody bag, and makeup master class). When: 26 October 2019 Where: Radisson Blue Hotel & Residency, 22 Riebeek Street, Cape Town Cost: R80 – R250 (tickets available here) Web: www.beautysquadsa.co.za

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Groote Post October Market and Annual Country Run

27 October 2019

Head out to Groote Post on Sunday 27th October for a day of family fun and relaxation at their idyllic Country Market nestled in the hills around the beautiful town of Darling. For the fit and active, be there early and take part in Groote Post’s 4th Country Run. What better way to celebrate the start of summer than with a Country Market and a Trail Run? Guests can expect delicious and beautiful country offerings including artisan foods, arts and…

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The Uninvited Guest Halloween Dinner at 12 Apostles

31 October 2019

Expect fabulous food and an unexpected chain of events when you join The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa for a themed Mystery Dinner as ‘The Uninvited Guest’. Gather all your years of Cluedo experience, as you take on the persona of a completely different character for a fun evening in the company of strangers and friends...all with one thing in mind...to find out...Who Dunnit’?! Venue: The Atlantic Marquee Time: 19h05 Price: R495 per person / 3-course dinner For bookings e-mail:…

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November 2019

Big 5 Comedy Show

2 November 2019

For one night only, the titans of South African stand-up comedy - John Vlismas, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Tats Nkonzo, Jason Goliath, and Stuart Taylor - will be raising the roof with their wildly hilarious show against a soundtrack of beats provided by DJ Ready D. When: 2 November 2019 Where: GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World Entry: R180 – R350, www.computicket.com

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The Cellars-Hohenort’s Open Gardens in aid of St. Luke’s Hospice

2 November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3 November 2019 @ 4:00 pm
The Cellars Hohenort Open Garden Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Explore the beautifully manicured gardens at The Cellars-Hohenort’s Open Gardens in aid of St. Luke’s Hospice  Open Gardens at The Cellars-Hohenort’s award-winning private gardens is set to take place on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2019 from 10h00 to 16h00. The event hopes to raise awareness to the importance of gardening and the wonderful rewards we reap from an activity like this. It is to celebrate the craft and the outcome of that craft which have been instrumental in…

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Celebrate Chenin Blanc Festival at Perdeberg Wines

2 November 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Chenin Blanc has made huge strides in quality and popularity over the last few years, with a passionate group of producers aiming for the stars! The first “Celebrate Chenin” Festival, presented by Perdeberg Wines will share this passion with wine lovers,  showing off styles from serious barrel-fermented whites,  easy-drinking fruity summer wine right up to Methóde Cap Classique bubblies and incredible dessert wines. The Chenin Blanc Association will share some of SA’s top Chenins in two tutored tasting sessions at…

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Constantia Gift Fair 2019

6 November 2019 - 10 November 2019
Constantia Gift Fair

With a cornucopia of beautiful and innovative home, garden, fashion, food, and beauty products, the inspiring Constantia Gift Fair is the perfect opportunity to get a year’s worth of gifts done and dusted in a day. When: 6 – 10 November 2019 Where: SARDA, Brommersvlei Road, Constantia Entry: R30 per adult | kids free

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Paul René Splash of Pink Bubbly Festival 2019

9 November 2019
Splash of Pink Paul Rene Bubbly Festival

Arrive in style with a splash of pink and indulge in the beauty, simplicity and elegance at the home of Paul René at the Wonderfontein wine estate in Robertson. Family and friends will experience the heart and soul of authentic hand crafted Paul René Brut and Brut Rose’. Ice cold bubbly at a special festival price will be for sale all day, together with craft gin combinations. Food items including Saldanha Bay Oysters, Norwegian Salmon and other fresh treats will…

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Durbanville Hills Wine Down Weekend

9 November 2019 - 10 November 2019

Sunset sessions have become synonymous with Durbanville Hills and this November they will extend the experience into the weekend to include the Saturday and Sunday on 9 to 10 November. You can look forward to live entertainment, good food, award-winning wines, cocktails, exciting kids’ entertainment and magnificent views of Table Mountain and Table Bay. The Olive Grove Terrace will serve gourmet boerewors rolls, cheese and charcuterie platters and fresh oysters whilst three tastings stations will offer sampling of the Durbanville…

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Stellenberg Estate Open Gardens

9 November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10 November 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Well known and much loved Stellenberg Gardens at 30 Oak Avenue Kenilworth will again host their open gardens on 9th and 10th November 2019 between 9:30 and 17:30. St Joseph’s Home for Chronically Ill Children has been selected as the charity to receive the proceeds on these open days. The Walled Garden In what was originally a tennis court, the English designer David Hicks designed a formal garden, based on the classic idea of a Walled Garden, to celebrate the…

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Liefde By Die Dam 2019

16 November 2019

In collaboration with Bok Radio and VIA, channel 147, DSTV. Saturday 16 November, Meerendal, Durbanville.  The popular annual Liefde by die Dam concert at Emmarentia Dam in Johannesburg, is now also becoming a regular event on the Western Cape Festival Calendar. Liefde by die Dam, named after Valiant Swart's famous hit song with the same name, strives to serve as a platform to showcase the best local music. The program features music for young and old, which makes it an…

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Inaugural Jazz/Classical Festival at Spier

23 November 2019
Jazz/Classical Festival at Spier

The inaugural South African Jazz & Classical Encounters Festival at Spier will be featuring some of the best South African jazz and classical artists in a blaze of contemporary music, taking place on November 23, 2019. The one-day festival begins at 14:00 and will see jazz and classical icons alternate on stage for the next seven hours. The line-up allows for refreshment and food breaks, as well as a chance to captivate the atmosphere of the beautiful Spier Wine Farm.…

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Food & Wine Dinner with Mullineux at 12 Apostles

29 November 2019
Azure Restaurant

Mullineux is a highly focused family winery based near the village of Riebeek Kasteel, in the Swartland region. Working closely with a select group of growers who follow sustainable, reasoned farming practices, a natural, minimalist approach is followed both in the cellar and the vineyards, to produce a range of hand-crafted wines from the granite and shale based soils of the area. Apart from minimal amounts of sulphur, nothing is added to or removed from Mullineux wines. Venue: Azure Restaurant…

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The Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, ‘The Magic of Bubbles’

30 November 2019 - 1 December 2019
The Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, ‘The Magic of Bubbles’

Celebrate the end of 2019 on a fashionable high note at the 10th annual Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, ‘The Magic of Bubbles’, presented by Sanlam Private Wealth. One of SA’s premier social calendar highlights, this is the perfect excuse to dress up in your most stylish outfit while sipping on some of the country’s finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC) and French champagnes. This year’s two-day event takes place over the weekend of 30 November and 1 December (12…

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December 2019

Rocky Horror Show South Africa – Artscape Cape Town & Teatro Montecasino

6 December, 2019 - 1 March, 2020
rocky horror show

Let's do the time-warp again! Pieter Toerien & Howard Panter present Richard O’Brien's ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Since it first opened in London in June 1973 at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show has become the world’s favourite Rock ‘N’ Roll musical, having been performed worldwide for 45 years in more than 30 countries and translated into over 20 languages. This critically-acclaimed stunning new production is coming to the Teatro, Montecasino, in January 2020 – can you feel…

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Gin & Jazz at 12 Apostles on World Mountain Day

11 December 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12 Apostles

We are priviledged to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With The Twelve Apostles mountain range as the backdrop we’re thrilled to host our very first Sundowner Gin & Jazz in the Fynbos event and look forward to your company! Start the evening with a welcome drink and light snacks, before settling down to a spectacular sunset and live Jazz in the magnificent Fynbos Gardens. Bring along your own blankets and cushions (no chairs please…

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Gabriëlskloof’s Favourite Things Market

13 December 2019 - 15 December 2019
Gabriëlskloof’s Favourite Things Market

Chic newcomers join annual favourites at this stylish country market It’s time to put on your party hat and hang out with the cool crowd, when Gabriëlskloof Estate outside Bot River celebrates the festive season in grand fashion with their dazzling Favourite Things Market from Friday, 13 December until Sunday, 15 December. This stylish annual pop-up affair at the Overberg's wine estate-on-the-hill offers just that: multiple unique, creative and contemporary exhibitors offering all things handmade, homemade, delicious, fresh and beautiful.…

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Spier Light Art

18 December, 2019 - 19 January, 2020
spier light art

Spier Light Art to delight visitors at this historic Stellenbosch wine farm for a second time The popular annual Spier Light Art will be presented again from 8 December 2019 to 19 January 2020. Each night, visitors will experience a dazzling array of light and sound artworks throughout this historic Stellenbosch farm. 18 diverse artworks will be scattered across the Spier farm. Some are playful and interactive, while others invite poignant contemplation. The installations include: Lyall Sprong’s Bergson’s Misting Circle…

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Christmas Eve at 12 Apostles’ Azure Restaurant and Atlantic Terrace Marquee

24 December 2019

During this time of tradition and family, the Christmas Eve Dinner on the 24 December will get your festive celebrations off with a bang! Both the Atlantic Terrace Marquee and Azure Restaurant, will be offering a feast of festive fare...as well as a welcome drink on arrival. Azure Restaurant Time: 19h00 for 19h30 Price: 4-course Set Menu; R1550 per person Atlantic Terrace Marquee Time: From 18h30 Price: 3-course Buffet Menu; R1350 per person Telephone: 021 437 9029 Email: restaurants@12apostles.co.za

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Christmas Day Lunch at 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa

25 December 2019
12 Apostles

You’ll be spoilt for choice on Christmas Day, as each of Twelve Apostles Hotel's dining venues hosts a gourmet Christmas Lunch, with all the trimmings. Includes a welcome drink on arrival. Venue: Azure Restaurant Time: 13h00 Price: 3-course Buffet Menu; R1550 per person Venue: Atlantic Terrace Marquee Time: 13h00 Price: 3-course Buffet Menu; R1350 per person

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New Year’s Eve at 12 Apostles

31 December 2019

Rock ‘n Roll is back!! Combine all the fun of the Swinging 60’s, Seductive 70’s and Over-the-Top 80’s, with great views, terrific music and menus celebrating the best produce of the season, and you’ve got a New Year’s Eve to remember! The five-course set menu includes a drink on arrival, a glass of French Champagne at midnight and access to The Leopard Bar for the after party. Dress is black-tie / elegant. Venue: Azure Restaurant Time: 19h30 for 20h00 (Dinner…

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Ring in the New Year with Lanzerac Hotel & Spa!

31 December 2019
Ring in the New Year with Lanzerac Hotel & Spa!

Why not ring in the New Year with an exhilarating Lanzerac dining experience? Lanzerac has an extravagant five course set menu in store for guests which will be served in the grandiose Manor Kitchen. Begin with a Sous vide trio of beetroot served with a Parma ham mousse, citrus pea dressing, olive crisps and wild rocket. The indulgence continues with a crayfish ravioli, and followed by an option of Fillet and cheek of beef served with pickled porcini puree; or Crispy skinned seabass with prawn, avocado guacamole and truffle potato. Guests can complete their meal with…

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January 2020

Louise Carver and Ross Learmonth at Stanford Hills Estate’s Sunset Concert

3 January, 2020

Louise Carver and Ross Learmonth will be performing at Stanford Hills Estate on January 3rd. This is Carver’s fifth concert to welcome in the new year at this beautiful estate, which lies at the foot of the Klein River Mountains. Carver says: “This is becoming a tradition for me. Playing all my hits on a protea farm with vineyards and orchards is a beautiful way to start the year. I am so excited that Ross Learmonth will be joining me…

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February 2020

Stellenbosch Triennale 2020

11 February, 2020 - 30 April, 2020
The Prayer Room- Dakart Biennale, Dakar, 2016

Stellenbosch Triennale takes great pleasure in announcing the first 20 participating artists for its inaugural edition, taking place from 11 February to 30 April 2020 at destinations in Stellenbosch. The list reads like a who’s who of contemporary art from Africa, now. Given the status of the 20 artists on the official selection of the Triennale, the event promises to be one of distinction and inspiration, quite unlike anything that Stellenbosch has seen before. The curator’s exhibition curated by Chief…

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ULTRA South Africa Electronic Dance Festival 2020

28 February, 2020 - 29 February, 2020

This year’s Cape Town event saw the festival return to its original location at The Ostrich Farm. Ultra will be back at that expansive venue once again on February 28, complete with performances from electronic music’s most celebrated artists. Next year’s event will also feature a new Traffic Programme to ensure easier entry and exits, and reduced queueing in traffic. Johannesburg will also return to its historic home of The Expo Centre on February 29, utilizing the location’s size and…

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