Celebrate summer in style with these upcoming festivals.
The Wade Bales Cap Classique and Gin Affair
VENUE: Grand Africa Café & Beach, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
DATES: Saturday 27 October (AND) Sunday 28 October from 1-5pm
There is no finer way to celebrate the arrival of summer than sipping the finest bubbly and sampling international gins on a private beach.
The Wade Bales Cap Classique and Gin Affair boasts over 50 craft and international gins to taste as well as 75 of South Africa’s premium MCC’s including the likes of Graham Beck, Steenberg, Simonsig, Tanzanite, Boschendal and Silverthorn to name a few. With spectacular views, great music and the feeling of sand between your toes, this is an experience you don’t want to miss. Click here for more info & tickets
VENUE: Meerendal Wine Estate, Durbanville, Cape Town
DATES: Friday, 2 November 18:00 – 23:00 | Saturday, 3 November 11:00 – 23:00
Namibian Breweries are about to host the fourth ever true authentic Munich style Oktoberfest running over two days in Cape Town
Traditional Eisbein, Bratwurst mit Sauerkraut und Senf and roast chicken will all be available to complement your beer perfectly. Typical to a traditional fair, there will also be lots of games including “Stamm-sägen” (Log-Sawing), “Bierstemmen” (Beer-Lifting), “Hau den Lukas” (High Striker), Nageln, Beer Pong and Catty shooting.
As is tradition in Germany the Oktoberfest is a family affair so expect plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Click here for more info & tickets
PAUL RENE SPLASH OF PINK BUBBLY FESTIVAL
VENUE: Wonderfontein Farm, Mcgregor Road, Robertson
DATES: 03 November 2018, 11:00
Experience the heart and soul of authentic handcrafted Paul René Brut and Brut Rosé together with craft gin combinations while savouring the beauty, simplicity and elegance that Robertson has to offer.
The stylish affair includes an array of fresh cuisine and Saldana Bay oysters which can be enjoyed in the tent or picnic-style on the lawn. Challenge a friend to a game of boule or croquet, while kid’s activities will keep the young ones occupied. Entry includes your glass, welcome bubbly-drink and beautiful goodie bag with a surprise or two. Click here for more info & tickets
Jazz and Classical Encounters at Spier
VENUE: Spier Wine Farm, Stellenbosch
DATE: Sat 3rd Nov 2018 13:45 – 22:45
The first edition of the Jazz & Classical Encounters at Spier will take place on Saturday 3rd November 2018 in the recently renovated open-air amphitheatre. This music festival is the opportunity to present some of the best South African (and a few Swiss) musicians in the field of Jazz and Classical/Contemporary music amidst a spectacular natural setting while sipping on your vino. Click here for more info & tickets
Cape Town Festival of Beer
VENUE: Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point, Cape Town
Friday 30th Nov: 15h00 – 23h00 (taps close at 22h00)
Saturday 1st Dec: 12h00 – 23h00 (taps close at 22h00)
Sunday 2nd Dec: 10h00 – 19h00 (taps close at 18h00)
The largest festival of beer in the Southern Hemisphere is around the corner! This year’s event is bringing even more beer to the table than ever before, while adding a number of ciders to the offering.
The Cape Town Festival of Beer features over 60 breweries and 200 beers. It is a celebration of brewing heritage, craft, and all-things-beer. The weekend also promises great entertainment, food stalls, live music, live rugby and kids entertainment. With both international and local breweries on display and limited edition beers brewed specifically for the festival, diarise the date – you don’t want to miss this one!