Cape Town 2018 Events to Plan Your Winter Around
The Mother City offers a multitude of events, festivals and activities to keep one busy during the colder months and we’ve selected just a few of our favourites to share with you.
Robertson Slow Food and Wine Festival: 3 – 5 August 2018 (Robertson)
Fall in love with all things winter at the Robertson Slow Food and Wine Festival that introduces us to an array of unique food and wine offerings in the Robertson valley region. In a world that values busyness and productivity, this festival celebrates the act of slowing down and taking the time to truly savour and indulge in the finer things in life. One for the whole family, it’s an opportunity to explore wine farms with underground cellar tours, game drives, horse rides and boat cruises as well as wine pairings, cooking classes and intimate winemaker’s dinners.
One of the main highlights is the Family Market at the Klipdrift Farm on Sunday, 5 August from 10am – 2pm, offering a delightful selection of local treats, fresh produce, live music and kids’ activities. Entrance is free with wine tasting and kid activities pay-as-you-go.
Date: 3-5 August 2018
Venue: Corner Voortrekker & Reitz Street, Robertson
Cost: Events individually priced (see website for more details).
The Chocolate Festival: 18 August 2018 (Stellenbosch)
Enter the wondrous world of Willy Wonka in the Winelands with The Chocolate Festival in Stellenbosch this August. If premium chocolate tickles your taste buds then this festival is one you cannot miss! Featuring delectable delights such as a chocolate fountain, artisanal chocolatiers, bakers and sweet-makers – the sugary list goes on! All of this can be enjoyed alongside chocolate movie screenings, live music acts with a selection of gourmet burgers, gin, wine, beer and bubbly bars, charcuterie platters and entertainment for the kids. Explore the complexities of premium chocolate and indulge your sweet tooth with an event like no other. Children enter free when accompanied by an adult.
Date: 18-19 August
Venue: Anura Estate, Stellenbosch
Cost: R150 /adult including a glass and tastings
Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondue: (Sundays from 24 June to 26 August) Stellenbosch
Get cheesy this August with the Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondue Festival in Stellenbosch featuring an exciting line up of live jazz acts.
The Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondue series brings an exciting new element this year with the announcement of collaboration with the Cape Town Music Academy and Jazz in the Native Yards. These cheese-inspired delights, wine offerings and live jazz performances will take place each Sunday afternoon from 24 June to 26 August.
Your ticket price includes live jazz performances, Glühwein and soup on arrival and the hearty fondue meal which will be served with complimentary Delheim wines during the break between the first and second acts. Note that tickets must be booked online via Webtickets as no walk-ins will be allowed.
Date: 24-26 August 2018
Time: 12h00 with the first Jazz gig happening at 12h30. The fondue will be served at 13h15.
Venue: Delheim Wines, Stellenbosch
Cost: R450 per person – all inclusive
The Mojo Market Oyster & Bubbly Experience: 31 August – 02 September (Sea Point)
Does it get any better than a weekend filled with live music, oysters and bubbly? We think not, and the Mojo Market Experience from 31 August to 2 September offers all this and more!
Sip, savour and saunter as you sample delicious foods, fresh oysters and plentiful amounts of bubbly to the sounds of live bands. Situated in the vibey suburb of Sea Point, the Mojo Market Oyster & Bubbly Experience is a celebration of great music, fine food and delicious drink.
Ticket price includes exclusive access to the VIP Oyster & Bubbly Deck, a souvenir champagne glass and a glass of MCC on arrival, 5 MCC tasting coupons with the option to purchase more at the event, 3 large oysters and live music and entertainment.
Date: 31 August – 2 September 2018
Venue: Mojo Market, 30 Regent Road, Sea Point