Events in your area
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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