May – Mediterranean Taster Platters at Gabriëlskloof
Savour the last of summer with Gabriëlskloof Estate’s light and fresh Mediterranean taster platters, paired with premier wines. These new tapas-style tasters are best enjoyed on the veranda, overlooking the estate’s tapestry landscape, allowing you to delight in delectable Mediterranean cuisine with the idyllic scenery of olive groves, vineyards and wheat fields. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
May – September – Escape to La Petite Ferme
Escape the winter chill and head to La Petite Ferme, an intimate mountainside retreat overlooking the beautiful Franschhoek Valley. Whether you’re enjoying one of the luxuriously appointed vineyard suites, taking in the farm’s endless panorama views, or experiencing one of their all-inclusive, full-day winelands tours, La Petite Ferme is sure to be a perfect refuge from the cold weather and city life. Be sure to ask us about their ultimate winter escape packages to take full advantage of your stay. Contact us for more details and to book.
L’Ormarins MCC and nougat pairings
The latest offering to emerge from the Anthonij Rupert Tasting Room is guaranteed to get your taste buds tickling with delight, as the L’Ormarins MCC and nougat pairing takes bubbly enjoyment to the next level. Visit their website to learn more.
May – August - Sharing Sundays at Gabriëlskloof Estate
The new winter menu at Gabriëlskloof Estate is not to be missed. Sharing Sundays, a concept started last winter at Gabriëlskloof, is all about shareable cuisine, family feast style. French Farmstyle is the theme of this winter’s menu, which means an abundance of rich, flavourful and colourful dishes perfect for the cold weather to come. So head to Gabriëlskloof, indulge in a fabulous meal, and share an experience with your dinner companions. Don’t forget to try the pie of the day if you’re there on a weekday! To reserve your table, contact Tel: 028 284 9865 or email.
6 & 7 May – Riebeek Valley Olive Festival
This year marks the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival’s 17th anniversary. The popular lifestyle festival boasts a fabulous selection of award-winning olive oils, olives, tapenades and even olive soaps! And of course, the scrumptious wines from the Swartland terroir are a must-try. For only R80, your weekend passport gets you a glass of wine and entry to all participating wineries and venues. Each venue offers something different, including olive, wine and food stalls, live music and entertainment for children. Find more information and get your tickets here.
6 May – Sunset Run and Colour Run
Get out and run to beat the sunset with the popular Sunset Run, and an exciting new twist – the Sunset Colour Run! Both events occur simultaneously, beginning one hour before sundown, with the goal of running the routes as many times as you wish before the sun sets. The Sunset Run route is 6 kms, and the Sunset Colour Run is 4kms. You can choose to get down and dirty in colourful style, or just get a good evening run in (sans colour). The event is family and pet friendly. Tickets are available from R55 per person. Find more information here.
17 May – Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour will be coming to South Africa this May. With hit singles like “What Do You Mean” and “Love Yourself”, Justin Bieber is an international sensation. His Cape Town show will take place at the Cape Town Stadium and is sure to be a memorable performance. Find more info and get your tickets at Computicket from R405.
19 - 21 May – Franschhoek Literary Festival
Indulge your inner bookworm at the Franschhoek Literary Festival. This event has been inspiring avid readers and writers since 2010. Take a walk through the village and explore the many workshops, talks, readings, discussions and other events offered throughout the weekend. Ticket prices are R70 per event, unless otherwise indicated. Find more information on the FLF website.
20 May 2017 – Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge
Get outside and enjoy the beautiful Jonkershoek Valley with the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge. This incredible trail running challenge takes you through gorgeous scenery, while challenging you with 1855m of vertical height gain. Route options include 11, 24 and 38 kms. Entries start at R190. Enter by 15 May and find more information here.
20 May – Nuy Valley Feast
Take a break from the city - head out to the stunning Nuy Valley for the annual Nuy Valley Feast, hosted by Nuy Wine Cellar, Willow Creek Olive Estate, Conradie Family Vineyards and Leipzig Country House. The many family-friendly activities available include mountain biking and trail runs, tractor and wagon rides, and olive oil and wine tastings. You can also enjoy live music by well-known artists, top quality wine and olive products, and a farm and craft market! Ticket cost is R80 per person. Find out more here.
21 May – FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN
The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN is back with another exciting (and flat!) 12km run through our beautiful city. The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN celebrates everything Cape Town – the vibe, the city, and the people. This race is one big party – from the start to finish line and all along the route, participants can enjoy performances by KFM DJs and others. Enter and find out more here. Entries close 7 May and start at R160.
27 May – Shiraz & Charcuterie at Anthonij Ruper
As we head into the winter months, a delicious Shiraz and charcuterie pairing is just what the doctor ordered. You won’t want to miss sampling some of the country’s best Shiraz wines at the Anthonij Rupert Wyne Estate in Franschhoek this May. One can also enjoy the hearty winter inspired dishes on offer. Tickets cost R220 per person, and pre-booking is essential as tickets are limited. Get yours here.
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