Indigo Waves and Other Stories: Re-Navigating the Afrasian Sea and Notions of Diaspora (Zeitz MOCAA)

praise your capacity to bury our shipwrecks and ruined cities praise your watery grave human reef of bones praise your capacity to remember your library of drowned stories museum of lost treasures your vast archive of desire praise your tidalectics your migrant routes and submarine roots ~ Craig Santos Perez – excerpt from Praise Song for Oceania. Following Invocations #1, a three-day gathering held at Zeitz MOCAA in March 2022, the museum today announces the opening of the international research […]

Water from Stone: An Exhibition of Paintings by James de Knoop

La Galleria, McGregor Art Exhibition: 30 July 2022 to 14 August 2022 This series of paintings was made over the period of a year, from mid winter to mid winter. For me they are an introduction to the DNA that can be absorbed from the network of canals and sluices. The heritage of these aqua ducts goes back centuries when survival in the Karoo depended on the water that they delivered. These monuments, feats of creative engineering, are embedded into […]

Wine dinners at The Barn Restaurant, Riebeek Kasteel

In the Swartland, by Swartlanders – that’s the essence of an upcoming wine-and-food series like few others! This is the opportunity that awaits everyone from serious epicureans to vino babes keen to get an insight into one of South Africa’s most fascinating regions. Launching on July 1, the wine-and-food series features six wineries, from Swartland blockbusters to niche rockstars, alongside delectable menus prepared and served at The Barn in Riebeek Kasteel. The dinners take place once a month until December […]

Boschendal Women’s Month Celebration

Boschendal is celebrating exceptional South African women this Women's Day with a day filled with art tours, panel discussions, laughing yoga and a mini-market offering some much-needed retail therapy. The Boschendal Women’s Month Celebration will take place on Saturday 13 August from 10am-2pm and will be a celebration of women who, despite working in distinctly different industries, all share a common thread of doing good, living consciously, and acting with bravery. Tamara Bright Patel, Chief Marketing Officer at Boschendal, says: […]

Dine Durbanville Evening at Loch Lynne Wine Estate

The Durbanville Wine Valley’s popular wine and dine event returns in August with an exciting new line-up and splendid collaboration between local wineries and the region’s leading restaurants. Happening on August 24, Dine Durbanville has been themed as a celebration of excellence and is to be staged as a degustation experience. The tasting menu will be presented at the stunning hilltop location of Loch Lynne wine estate, some 30 minutes from Cape Town CBD. In a relatively short time, this […]

Franschhoek Mystery Weekend August

Since its conception in 2012, Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends have truly become a bucket list item for food and wine lovers. With world-class wineries and fine dining establishments scattering the valley like autumnal leaves, all framed by vineyard-carpeted hills and dramatic mountains, Franschhoek consistently delivers an exceptional standard of hospitality and cuisine. So, you can trust that, mystery or not, it’s going to be great. How does it work? For R6 350 or R8 650 per couple, depending on the package […]

Cab Franc Carnival at Vrede en Lust

The fourth Cab Franc Carnival will take place at the beautiful Vrede en Lust Estate which is located in the centre of the Cape Winelands between Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek on Saturday 27 August from 11h00 to 16h00. Cabernet Franc and red wine lovers will be treated to some of the best Cabernet Franc wines South Africa has to offer.  As a single varietal it has made strides over the past two decades and approximately 80 wineries in South Africa […]

Diemersfontein Piekniek Oppie Plaas (Picnic on the Farm)

Renowned Cape winery Diemersfontein welcomes the return of Spring with an open-air, family friendly concert of live music and picnics at its scenic Wellington amphitheatre on Saturday, September 10. Playfully titled Diemersfontein Piekniek Oppie Plaas (Diemersfontein Picnic on the Farm), the event features performances by popular musos Ricus “Boerepompie” Nel and Ruan “Ruki” Theron. Any hunger pangs will be satiated by a selection of food trucks and stalls catering for a variety of tastes. The event also offers “Graze Boxes” […]

Franschhoek Mystery Weekend September/October

Since its conception in 2012, Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends have truly become a bucket list item for food and wine lovers. With world-class wineries and fine dining establishments scattering the valley like autumnal leaves, all framed by vineyard-carpeted hills and dramatic mountains, Franschhoek consistently delivers an exceptional standard of hospitality and cuisine. So, you can trust that, mystery or not, it’s going to be great. How does it work? For R6 350 or R8 650 per couple, depending on the package […]

Spring Fiesta Music Festival

Organisers of South Africa’s legendary music festival Spring Fiesta this week confirmed the return of the festival, due to take place this October. Celebrate its 10th Anniversary post the 2 year pandemic hiatus, Spring Fiesta is officially BACK and ready to kick-off the celebrations. Over a decade in the making, the Spring Fiesta 2022 will be returning to its home at the well-loved party destination Wild Waters Complex in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni on Saturday, the 8th October 2022. Known for creating unforgettable memories over the 10 […]

Cape Town Kite Festival 2022

#FlyYourDreams at this year’s Cape Town Kite Festival in October! One is never too old to dream, and this year Cape Mental Health is encouraging children and youth to fly a kite in support of mental health awareness. Young, old, and everyone in-between are invited to view kites at Melkbosstrand Beach in Cape Town on 9 October in support of World Mental Health Day(on 10 October 2022), or visit the Cape Town Kite Festival website for real-life and online activities such as community flies, our inclusive EduKitecompetition for learners from mainstream primary and […]