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Blend Your Own Wine and Boerebraai at Middelvlei

'Lekker mense, lekker kos, lekker wyn'.  In brief, what you can expect at 3rd generation family-run farm Middelvlei, just outside Stellenbosch. These are folks who've mastered the art of hospitality, with their daily Boerebraai being just the best idea ever. Now you get to blend your own wine...

Open Gardens at Cellars-Hohenort for St Luke’s Hospice

Explore the beautifully manicured gardens at The Cellars-Hohenort’s Open Gardens in aid of St. Luke’s Hospice! Open Gardens at The Cellars-Hohenort’s award-winning private gardens is set to take place on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2019 from 10h00 to 16h00. The event hopes to raise awareness of the importance...

Galileo Open Air Cinema is back!

The recent summer 2019 launch of Galileo Open Air Cinema in Kirstenbosch was a colourful affair, with Capetonians of all stripes turning out in droves to enjoy an enchanting movie experience under a starlit African sky. Other venues throughout the Cape and Winelands will also host the Galileo, just...

Steenberg by Night Celebrates Women

Steenberg by Night celebrates women this August with some really fun, interactive workshops. Oh, and there'll be great food and wine too, of course, and a lovely gift bag to take home! The landmark Constantia wine farm of Steenberg celebrates its own rich legacy of formidable women with Steenberg by...

Mother-Daughter Treat Night at Spier Wine Farm

Celebrate Women’s Day with a rejuvenating mother-daughter getaway to Spier Wine Farm! Spier, the historic Stellenbosch farm, is offering the perfect opportunity for a spot of mother-daughter bonding with an exclusive one-night getaway. Available for the whole month of August, the package includes a mani or pedi at the Spier...

Bashew’s Brings back Joe Barber!

Bashew’s salutes two decades of laughter with Joe Barber!  Bashew’s, the Cape’s iconic and cherished soft drink dating back to 1899, is paying tribute to one of South Africa’s most popular comedy shows, Joe Barber. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of this popular comedy series with three shows in Cape Town in...

Elgin Winter Festival Has It All

More good news from the Elgin Valley: a winter festival! Elgin Grabouw Tourism sent me the following information: 'There’s something quite magical and authentic about winter in Elgin. The chill brings with it a unique beauty of its own. Crisp mornings start the day with a heavy mist sunken within...

Dress to Impress at the Bastille Festival

It's the annual Franschhoek Bastille Festival this weekend, and the perfect excuse to dress up in your finest French attire as you join in the festivities of celebrating Franschhoek’s French heritage. The historic Franschhoek Huguenot Monument is the place to be for this two-day event, which takes place over...

Thrills and Spills: Franschhoek Mystery Weekends

Franschhoek Mystery Weekends – a must for your bucket list! Imagine an all-inclusive winelands getaway, where your whole weekend has been meticulously planned for you, from check in to check out. Every single little detail taken care of, including food and DRINK. And thrills, of course, because that's the main...

Celebrate Father’s Day in Franschhoek!

  Father's Day comes but once a year, but he's there for you 24/7 - so why not spoil the Big Guy in your life with a weekend in Franschhoek? The Valley is looking beautiful this time of the year, it's quieter and more serene than in summer, plus you...