5-7 Aug - Robertson Slow Food Festival
Time to head out to the country and enjoy the simple pleasures in life at the Robertson Wine Valley Slow food & wine festival from 5-7 August 2016. Experience the charm of country life in an intimate setting characterised by each farm’s unique personal touch.
One can sample honest, old-fashioned and rural hospitality, while enjoying time-honoured activities, interact with wine-makers and wine-farmers in an informal ambience, getting to know them and their respective families. Indulge in traditional cuisine, using local ingredients, learning more about wine in master classes and various food and wine pairings. Relish the slow food and wine that will satiate your senses and revel in the relaxed pace that will rejuvenate your soul.
There will be a Family Market on Sunday 7 August. 10:00 – 14:00 offering wine tasting, fresh produce, local treats, live music and family activities.
For enquiries visit www.robertsonwinevalley.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
6-8 Aug - Hermanus Wine & Food Festival
Every year in August, the Wine region of Hermanus and Walker Bay celebrates their many diverse Wines, Wineries and Wine Makers, by staging the annual Hermanus Wine and Food Festival. This years event (now in it's 19th year) will be held on 6th, 7th and 8th August 2016 to show-case local producers from Elgin to Elim, with over 250 wines from over 80 wine estates on offer.
The Hermanus Wine and Food Festival is always voted / nominated as being one of the top 10 Best Wine Shows in South Africa. Each year the event grows bigger and better and attracts at least 5,000 people throughout the weekend.
Entry to the venue is R50 per person and to enter the Wine Arena is R100 per person, allowing you to sample as many wines as you desire. Children have their own designated play area.
The Hermanus Wine & Food Festival not only presents so many excellent wines, but also has a large gourmet Food Marquee with a range of delicious food and deli products.
The festival organisers have also arranged for a local transfer service in luxury minibuses to transport visitors to and from the festival all weekend long, so that no-one has to drink'n'drive.
For more info click here.
6-7 Aug - Spier Winelands Bridal Fair
Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and be inspired by the majestic scenery as well as the exciting Bridal expo at Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on the 6th and 7th August 2016.
Get ideas, professional advice and assistance to turn your wedding, birthday party, corporate event or other function into a memorable and spectacular event. Various wedding experts will be on show all in one location, covering just about all the services and products you could possibly require to host a successful event.
For more info check out their website here.
7 Aug - Steam Train trip to the Winelands
For a completely different experience, join Atlantic Rail on a steam train trip to the Winelands on the 7th August 2016. This is the perfect opportunity for Grandparents to relive their youth and enthrall their Grandchildren with adventure stories from their past.
Travel in a wooden vintage coach dating from 1922 and visit one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa, Spier. Taste five wines, visit the Eagle Encounters and enjoy lunch at one of their restaurants.
Visit Atlantic Rail's website for further information.
20-21 Aug - Winelands Chocolate Festival
For all the chocolate lovers out there, this is a decadent affair you are sure to enjoy. The Winelands Chocolate Festival will be held at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on 20th and 21st August 2016 where the best in the South African chocolate industry will be celebrated and showcased for all to enjoy. For more info visit their website here.
27 Aug - Thys Du Toit Memorial Hopefield MTB Challenge
Thys du Toit Memorial MTB Challenge (formerly known as the Hopefield MTB Challenge) is an annual Mountain Bike Challenge that takes riders through the grassy coastal region around Hopefield on the West Coast. The off-road race will take place on Saturday, 27 August 2016 at the Hopefield Sports Field, and will be held in conjunction with the Hopefield Fynbos Show.
This is a great way to warm those legs up this winter! Consider hopping on your bicycle and soaking up the scenery with this family-friendly event. The first 300 entrants will receive a goodie bag.
For more info email Willem here.
28 Aug - Blisters For Bread
On Sunday 28 August, 2016, families, corporates, schools, clubs and friends will all get together to walk either 5kms or 10kms in the 48th Blisters for Bread. The starting point for the event is on Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, outside the Green Point Cricket Club. The entries will be limited to 12 000 walkers. The entry fee will once again be R50 per walker. To enter click here.
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