Spring 2019 brings you as many festivities as there are official languages. And more!
Spring will soon blossom, and thinking ahead is crucial if you want to attend some of South Africa's best events. Whether you want to bring the whole family along or you just want to enjoy some time alone, this year’s spring events cater for everyone's need.
From fynbos to chocolate, here is your quintessential Spring events guide for Cape Town and surrounds:
The annual Hopefield Fynbos Show is one of the largest community events in the town. Every year volunteers from the town are involved in the collection of the plants. The fair places emphasis on the protection of the fynbos biosphere in and around Hopefield.
When: 29 August- 1 September 2019
Where: Hopefield Sports Club, Hopefield, West Coast
Cost: Adults: R45 / Seniors: R30 / Children: R20
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The oldest wine producing estate in South Africa offers a variety of wines for tasting. Go grab a few glasses with a group of friends and indulge and unwind with stunning views of the farm and area.
When: Open daily, bookings made in advance.
Where: Groot Constantia, Constantia
Cost: Tour tickets: R95
If you are a sugar fanatic, this two-day chocolate extravaganza is for you. Expect a variety of chocolate balanced out by savoury goodies like pizza for those that can’t take the sugary rush.
When: 31 August- 1 September 2019
Where: The Woodmill, Stellenbosch
Cost: Adults: R180 (includes entry and goodie bag) / Children under 18: R50 (includes popcorn and slush puppy)
There will be dozens of festivities, ranging from open air film screenings to educational talks on film, workshops with famous film directors, informal receptions with guest celebrities to live entertainment, and more.
When: 12- 21 October 2019
Where: V&A Waterfront
Cost: R50 per ticket.
Go fly a kite in support of mental health! Enjoy professional kite displays and stunts or join in on the kite making workshop. (All proceeds go to Cape Mental Health).
When: 26-27 October 2019.
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Welcome spring by celebrating the return of the Southern Right Whales, you can also enjoy music but the whales are always ready to perform for onlookers.
When: 27- 29 September 2019
Enjoy a guided tour at the luxurious Benguela Vineyards. You and your guest will receive VIP treatment in the form of a private tour that ends off with a gourmet 3 course meal served with the award-winning wine.
When: Daily, contact in advance - September - December 2018 (spring)
Where: Daily, contact in advance - September - December 2018 (spring)
Cost: Private Vineyard Tour R700 p/p if you are looking for something that won’t break your bank consider the Vineyard Glass Tour for R250 p/p (9 persons per tour max)
Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mother City, the event showcases a display of the world’s finest yachts, catamarans and exotic boats; family fun and interactive water activities over 3 days.
When: 18- 20 October 2019
Where: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Cost: R50- R3009.
South Africa’s biggest three-day music experience, featuring nine stages and a line-up of international headliners is a must do! You are guaranteed an unforgettable experience whatever your taste.
When: 4- 6 October 2019
Where: Kloof Wine estate, Darling, Cape Town
Cost: Ticket prices vary R595- R999, phase 1 and 2 are already sold out.
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