Hermanus Wine and Food Festival! What a Great Event!

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  The 19th Hermanus wine and food festival was held on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August 2017. This was the second year the event was hosted at the Hermanus Curro private school which is an ideal location for this festival. On arrival at the venue, you are guided onto the schools sports ground which provides ample parking and very close to the entrance of the festival. At the entrance each visitor can pay R50 to enter and also choose to pay a further R120 if you would like to…

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Gordons Bay Winter Wonderland Festival

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Friday, 30 June to Sunday, 9 July 2017 Head to this not-so-sleepy town for warming food, wine and family friendly activities Break free from the spell of hibernation and head up to the quiet seaside town of Gordon’s Bay, situated just 50 minutes from Cape Town, for the magical and wonderfully cheerful annual Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights, which takes place this year from Friday, 30 June to Sunday, 9 July 2017. Approximately 40,000 visitors are expected to descend on the festival in 2017, which just goes to show how…

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Borne Frees – Hear Our Voices

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13 to 15 July 2017 The Artscape Theatre presents this year’s Borne Frees dance showcase, Hear Our Voices. Borne Frees is part of Artscape’s Youth Development celebrations featuring youths from various schools dancing under the leadership of New World Dance Theatre. Over 100 learners are directed under the intense guidance of acclaimed choreographers and teachers, Marlin Zoutman and Celeste Botha. Hear Our Voices focuses on listening to what the youth have to say, and is a celebration of empowering youth. Meaningful participation of youth is about giving space to the voices of young…

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Don Quixote – Cape Town City Ballet

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20 to 29 October 2017 The Cape Town City Ballet presents Liane Lurie’s revival of the popular full length ballet, Don Quixote. This production captures the humour, Spanish flavour and thrills of the original Cervantes work. The ballet is accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Brandon Phillips, at all but one of the performances, and stars Laura Bosenberg, Mariette Opperman and Thomas Thorne. With music by Ludwig Minkus and choreography after Petipa, Gorsky and Nureyev, Ms Lurie incorporates all the traditionally-expected virtuoso pas de deux and solos,…

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Hermanus Wine and Food Festival

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19 Years of Fine Wine Celebration Friday 11 & Saturday 12 August 2017 When it comes to festivals the Hermanus Wine & Food Festival is one of the best. This celebration has been consistently rated as one of South Africa’s Top Ten Wine Festivals and for good reason. Wine Village puts 19 years of festival experience to use to warm the hearts and lift the spirit of those in pursuit of the finer things in life. This festival ensures that there is a great deal to look forward to as…

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Desmond & The Tutus Live at Aandklas

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A fan of local music? Then you’ll certainly not want to miss out on Desmond & The Tutus LIVE at Aandklas. Picture by @hanrohavenga What Is It? The talented local band, Desmond & The Tutus, will be heading to Aandklas in Stellenbosch, bringing fans another awesome jol. You can expect an evening filled with fantastic music, wonderful company and a pumping vibe, so make sure you get your tickets ASAP. When Is It? Saturday, 20 May 2017 from 20:00. Where Is It? Aandklas Stellenbosch, 43 Bird Street, Stellenbosch, Cape Town. How Much Is It?…

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The Franschhoek Literary Festival 2017

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To celebrate books and those who spend their time writing stories that take bookworms into wonderful imaginary places, the annual Franschhoek Literary Festival is back for their 11th edition.  What Is It? Bookworms, don’t miss out on this year’s Franschhoek Literary Festival, taking place at a few venues around Franschhoek. At this event, writers gather to discuss writing and their books, from fiction and poetry to biographies, history and politics. You can expect to see many writers such as Sue De Groot, Victor Dlamini, Sean Christie, Zahira Asmal, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim,…

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An Autumn Music Weekend in Franschhoek

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In the mood for a little classic music? Then head to NG Kerk Franschhoek and catch live performances by Christopher Duigan, Bridget Rennie-Salonen, James Grace and more at An Autumn Music Weekend in Franschhoek.  What Is It? For your entertainment and music delight, Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival presents An Autumn Music Weekend in Franschhoek, which coincides with the Franschhoek Literary Festival. This series of classical concerts will take place in the historic NG Church and at Cafe Bon Bon. Over the weekend, you’ll be delighted by three performances, including: The French…

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Cabernet Franc Carnival

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For an afternoon filled with wine, food, music and a little shopping, don’t miss the Cabernet Franc Carnival taking place at Avontuur Estate in Somerset West.   What Is It? The Cabernet Franc Carnival is here, where you’ll get the chance to taste and buy wonderful wines directly from the wineries, enjoy live entertainment, as well as grab something delicious from a selection of food trucks and stalls. You can also book one of three tutored tastings of the Top 6 wines of the 2017 Cabernet Franc Challenge. And the…

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Lourensford Twilight Market

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The Helderberg Basin has become one of the trendiest new stops in the Winelands, and one favourite within the mountain-fringed valley is the Lourensford Market. Don’t miss their Twilight Markets every Friday night.  What Is It? Spend an evening at the Lourensford Twilight Market, surrounded by sprawling lawns, majestic trees and award-winning landscaped gardens, where there’ll be 70 permanent stalls and a few pop-ups. This market has it all, from delectable food and uniquely handmade wares to original art and organic/artisanal produce. Also, the estate’s superb wine collection and in-house ABRU craft beer…

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