1 March - The Royal Opening of The Silo Hotel
We have been anticipating the opening of this unique and exciting hotel for quite some time, the brand new Silo Hotel, part of the Royal Portfolio, is set to open it's doors to the public on the 1st March 2017. With just 28 rooms, hand designed by the own, Liz Biden herself, this is sure to be a luxury experience like no other in the Mother City. The Silo boasts a luxurious, modern vibe, as well as the perfect location in the V&A Waterfront. To read more about this exciting property or to enquire for your upcoming trip to Cape Town click HERE.
4 March - Veuve Cliquot Masters Polo
The Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2017 is a luxury lifestyle event which showcases delicious cuisine from around the world, Veuve Clicquot champagne, and of course, a thrilling polo match with some of the top international players. Set on the prestigious Val de Vie Estate, this popular event is one of the most anticipated social and sport events of the season. Tickets are available from R980 here. For more information about the events, visit their website here.
4 March – Huawei K Day
Huawei K Day brings ten of South Africa’s hottest artists together on one stage. The line-up includes Sketchy Bongo, Jimmy Nevis, Matthew Mole, Euphonik and other big names in the SA music scene. The concert takes place at the picturesque Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville. Tickets cost between R120-280 and can be purchased here.
4 March – Paarl Ommiberg ‘Round the Rock’ Festival
The Paarl Wine Route celebrates the 2017 harvest with the 10th annual Ommiberg ‘Round the Rock’ Festival. The festival offers an opportunity to participate in the harvest in the bucolic Paarl wine region. Also on offer are exciting harvest activities, which give visitors a peek into the fascinating world of wine making. Tickets are R120 for adults, or R150 on the day. Kids under 18 accompanied by an adult enter free. Purchase your tickets here.
4 March – White Wines on Tap
Famous for the annual Pinotage on Tap festival, Diemersfontein wine and country estate hosts their second annual White Wines on Tap event this March. On offer are an abundance of white wines served from the barrel, as well as live music by Loren Erasmus and delightful food from outside vendors. Enjoy a relaxing day on this gorgeous country estate, complete with fresh and crisp white wines from the tap. Tickets are R150 at Computicket.
4 March – The Grand White
The Grand White is an exclusive social event, made the more mysterious and exciting by the fact that the venue is kept top secret until the morning of the event. The goal of the Grand White is purely social, and guests dress up in all white with just a touch of green to partake in delicious food, live entertainment, and the pleasure of one another’s company. Get your tickets here.
5 March – Eikendal Weintaufe Harvest Carnival
The Stellenbosch winelands are alive with bountiful produce this time of year. Make the most of harvest time by indulging in exceptional wine, scrumptious street-style fare, games, lucky draws and live music at the Eikendal Weintaufe Harvest Carnival. This year Eikendal showcases their 2017 chardonnay, starting with the official christening and tasting of this delicious wine at the Harvest Carnival. Tickets will be available for R80 per person at the gate. Children under 18 years enter free. For more information contact the estate at Tel: 021 855 1422
10-12 March – Hands on Harvest
Held in the beautiful Robertson Wine Valley, the Hands on Harvest is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to experience the thrill of the harvest first-hand. Whether you come for the grape stomping, stunning views, or the family-friendly harvest activities, you’re sure to leave happy. If you’re the more adventurous sort, check out the many outdoor activities offered, including skydiving, golfing, mountain biking and more. Bookings must be made directly with the host no later than three days before the activity. Find more information here.
11 March – Vrede En Lust Harvest Festival
This stunning estate in the shadow of Simonsberg Mountain celebrates the 2017 harvest with their very own Harvest Festival. This exciting, family-friendly festival offers live entertainment, food stalls, grape stomping, wine tasting, picnics and swimming. Guests get to participate in the wine harvest as well as indulge in the fruits of their labour, so to speak! Tickets are available for R150 here. Find more info here.
12 March – Cape Town Cycle Tour
The Cape Town Cycle Tour is the world’s largest timed cycling event, and it celebrates its 40th year this March. The 109-km route takes cyclists and spectators on a tour of some of the most beautiful scenery in the Western Cape. The tour starts and finishes in Cape Town, and winds through Constantia, Muizenberg, Simon’s Town, Noordhoek, and Camps Bay, among other areas. Find additional information here.
12 March – Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival
The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert series hosts their 11th Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music festival this year. Let the fresh and folksy sounds of the spectacular line-up of South African artists wash over you as you take in the singular beauty of the Kirstenbosch gardens. Entry is R165 for adults and R125 for children age 6-21. Children under 6 years are free. Tickets available here.
18 March – Cape Town Carnival
The Cape Town Carnival is a glamorous celebration of the transformative power of creativity and our African identity with its diverse array of communities and cultures. This year’s theme is AMAZA! ~ Ocean Odyssey. Dress up and get out your dancing shoes to participate in one of the year’s most anticipated events! The Carnival takes place in Green Point, with over 2 000 performers and musicians entertaining partygoers along Cape Town’s Fan Walk. Cape Town Carnival is free! Seated or VIP tickets can be purchased here. More information can be found here.
19-26 March – Absa Cape Epic
This thrilling 8-day staged cycle race offers a beautiful and challenging course for it’s 14th year running. Mountain bikers from around the world travel through 691 km of scenic territory in the Western Cape, and average 15 400m of elevation gain. The Absa Cape Epic starts at the Meerendal Wine Estate and finishes at Val de Vie in Paarl. On the course riders pass through Hermanus, Greyton and Elgin. Find more information here.
25/26 March – Stellenbosch Vineyards Pizza & Wine Festival
The second edition of the Stellenbosch Vineyards Pizza & Wine Festival is a winning combination of two of our favorite things. The festival is held on the historic Welmoed Wine Farm, where guests can enjoy scrumptious food and wine, along with live entertainment and activities for the kiddies. Tickets are R160 per person and can be purchased here. Children under 18 enter free. Find more info here.
31 March & 1 April – Cape Town International Jazz Festival
The 18th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival has a talent-packed lineup you won’t want to miss. The jazz fest is the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa, and was voted one of the best festivals in the world in 2016. Music lovers can find tickets here and more information here.
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