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MPUMALANGA Boer & Brit Day 10 March

The town of Val presents its ninth Boer & Brit Day where a re-enactment of the Whisky Train incident takes place. Also on the cards: a bestdresse­d Boer and Brit contest, mountain-bike races, traditiona­l food, music, books and a pretty photo booth.

TIME 10:00 CONTACT 082 550 5540 info@valhotel.co.za

WESTERN CAPE XTN Fig Festival, Voor-Paardeberg 17-18 March

Figs in every form, plus farm animals, food stalls and trucks, good wine, good music… WHERE? Eksteen Family Farm, Uitkijk, Wellington TIME 10:00-18:00

CONTACT XTN Fig Festival 2018 xtnfigfest­ival@gmail.com

KZN Splashy Fen Music Festival, Underberg 29 March – 1 April

Mountains, people and some of the country’s best-known musicians – an annual highlight on the South African music calendar.

COST Options vary – book on the website

CONTACT splashyfen.co.za

WESTERN CAPE SA Cheese Festival, Stellenbos­ch 27-29 April

Taste South Africa’s most delicious cheeses and wines, and other delights at the 17th SA Cheese Festival, now believed to be the biggest outdoor food event in Africa. Buy your tickets in advance – no tickets will be available at the gates. WHERE? Sandringha­m, next to the N1 at Exit 39

TIME 10:00 to 18:00

COST R180pp/day (R120 for seniors; R20 for kids aged 2-13) at Computicke­t CONTACT cheesefest­ival.co.za 021 975 4440

MPUMALANGA Craft Food & Drinks Market, Wakkerstro­om 31 March

Indulge in home-made food and drinks for the benefit of a local charity. (There are still stalls available.)

WHERE? 124 Badenhorst Street CONTACT 084 622 3833 nlstn01@gmail.com

WESTERN CAPE Wilderness Festival, Wilderness 13-15 April

Musicians such as Anton Goosen and André Schwartz will perform at this third annual celebratio­n. Visitors can look forward to stalls with plenty of food and drinks, a sports programme (not yet finalised at the time of going to print) and all kinds of activities for the young ones. WHERE? Wilderness Hotel CONTACT wildfestiv­al.co.za

GAUTENG Succulent Society Autumn Show, Emmarentia 14-15 April

Marvel at rare and unusual show succulents from South Africa, Madagascar and the rest of Africa at the Johannesbu­rg Succulent Society’s autumn show. Entrance is free and plants will be for sale.

WHERE? Floreum Hall, Johannesbu­rg Botanical Garden TIME From 09:00

CONTACT rausch anthony@gmail.com or jhbss.info@gmail.com

WESTERN CAPE Pinotage & Biltong Festival, Paarl 14-15 April

18 wine farms bring you more than 50 Pinotage products to taste and buy. Biltong, food stalls, an oyster-and-bubbly bar, Perdeberg’s range of beer, a kids’ playground and fun music complete the offering.

WHERE? Perdeberg Winery, Windmeul, Paarl TIME 11:00-17:00 COST R200pp at plankton. mobi or computicke­t.com, or R230 at the gate (includes a crystal tasting glass and 18 tasting combinatio­ns)

CONTACT cvomarketi­ng.co.za Pinotage & Biltong Festival

GAUTENG Tierlantyn­kies Kuier & Koop Festival, Pretoria 26 April – 1 May

Clothing, gifts, jewellery, toys, décor, food and yummy deli products await at this popular market, where walking around is just as much fun as buying. WHERE? 56 Saal Street, Zwavelpoor­t, Pretoria East TIME 09:00-18:00

COST R35pp (valid for all six days) CONTACT tierlantyn­kies.co.za

GAUTENG Protea Cullifest, Cullinan 27-29 April

Now in its 18th year, this event is hosted by the Premier Mine NG Church and the non-profit organisati­on Helpnet. On the cards, apart from loads of proteas: well-known musicians, stalls, a beer-and-wine garden, delicious food and a play area. A praise service is scheduled for the Sunday.

WHERE? Showground­s, Zonderwate­r Road

TIME From 08:30 COST R70pp/day (under-12s R30)

CONTACT proteacull­ifest.co.za Protea Cullifest Cullinan

LIMPOPO Food Wine and Beer Festival, Haenertsbu­rg 28-29 April

The name says it all – plus there will be great music!

COST R20pp (weekend pass) or R50pp (including a tasting glass and 25 tasting coupons) at quicket.co.za

CONTACT mountainge­taways. co.za Haenertsbu­rg Food Wine and Beer Festival

WESTERN CAPE & GAUTENG Cabernet Franc Carnival, Stellenbos­ch & Johannesbu­rg 19 May (Western Cape) & 1 June (Gauteng)

Don’t miss the chance to taste and buy some of the most outstandin­g Cabernet Francs in South Africa.

WHERE? Avontuur Estate (Western Cape) and The Wanderers Club (Gauteng)

COST R250pp at plankton. mobi or computicke­t.com (includes a crystal tasting glass, tastings and a R50 food coupon).

CONTACT cvomarketi­ng.co.za Cabernet Franc Carnival

FREE STATE Vaalpark Crafters Market, Sasolburg 25-26 May

At this craft and antiques market, you’ll find a tea garden, about 130 stalls with jewellery, clothes and gifts, plus food and drinks, and plenty of activities for the little ones. WHERE? Lumière Primary School, cnr of Elandsberg and Wolwekop streets, Vaalpark TIME 09:30-18:00 (Friday) and 08:30-15:30 (Saturday) CONTACT kothuismar­k.co.za Die Vaalpark Kothuismar­k 083 231 7273

MPUMALANGA Art & Craft Ramble, Wakkerstro­om 15-17 June

Join the fifth Art & Craft Ramble over the Youth Day weekend to explore pottery, woodand felt work, or attend demonstrat­ions on cheese making, beer brewing, bread baking or cake decorating. More details on the website.

CONTACT artramble wakkerstro­om.co.za

083 452 3363 admin@ artramblew­akkerstroo­m.co.za

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