A resort holiday with special experiences for less than ever
7 Things to do this week(end)
Gin tastings, gin-making, delicious food, live music + Friday night markets
Spend the weekend tasting some award-winning local gins at the new Distillers & Union – they also have gin-making courses if you’re feeling fancy. You could also let the kids run wild at Redberry Farm while you sip on a delicious strawberry Rose gin fizz.
GO CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT A NIGHT MARKET
Bring your kids and pets along to the Boschendal Friday Night Market. There are festive workshops for the children. You can picnic on the sprawling lawns of the Boschendal Wine Estate or visit food stalls like The Oyster Guy, Aniseed and Boschendal’s own bakery with a variety of delicious snacks. Start from 20 November, the Festive Pop-up Shop will be open at Boschendal Friday Night Market.
Date: Friday, 4 December
BOOK THE SPECIAL AT ONE&ONLY CAPE TOWN
Have yourself a luxurious Christmas by booking the Your Urban Retreat at the One&Only Cape Town resort). It is a special for locals, who can book a stay at almost half the international rate. Book for one night, and you’ll also get 25% off all food and beverages and have access to the spa and other facilities. Book for two nights, and the One&Only Cape Town oyster opens up even more. Your Urban Retreat is available until 14 December 2020 at the One&Only Cape Town.
Date: Events from 14 December, 2020
HEAD TO DISTILLERS & UNION FOR THE CITY’S BEST GIN O’CLOCK
Gin lovers listen up! Distillers & Union in Woodstock has more than just a spectacular range of gins. Distillery co-founders Simon Von Witt and Warren Harries-Jones also have some award-winning vodkas, rums and a spicy, fiery ginger beer range ready to sample. Try your hand at crafting the perfect gin yourself by taking part in a gin-making course in which you can personalise everything, from selecting the fragrant botanical spices, the alcohol level and even the logo. Plus, unwind to the soulful voice of Dan Kelly – sounds like Elvis – every Saturday at Distillers & Union.
Date: Monday to Saturday, 10am - 6pm
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Date: 1-3 December
SPEND THE DAY TRYING TASTY TREATS AT A FOOD TRUCK MARKET
At the Fort Food Truck Market, you’ll find biltong, boerewors rolls, curries and more South African classics. Plus, they’ve got gourmet burgers and a whole range of delicious Mexican food. As Fort Wynyard is a military base and artillery garrison, you can join a guided tour of the fascinating maze of tunnels and bunkers to work up an appetite. There is also a stage for eclectic live music at the Fort Food Truck Market.
Date: Friday, 27 November
LIVE MUSIC, VINTAGE WINE AND FOOD AT NEETHLINGHOF
Neethlingshof Wine Estate, with its stunning vineyards, vintage wines and delicious food, is hosting singer-songwriter Tyan Odendal live on Wednesday night. If you can't make it to the performance in person, shows are still being streamed online via their Facebook page. Plus, they’re bringing in a delicious menu of pizza and light bites from the chefs behind The Salt Road at Neethlingshof's Wine Down Wednesday sessions.
Date: Wednesday, 2 December
LIVE MUSIC, GIN AND TAPAS AT THE STATION ON BREE
When it comes to gin The Station on Bree knows what’s up. Every Saturday sample some local and international award-winning wines at The Station’s Mini Gin Fest. It’s 5 double-gin and tonics – fruity garnishes, tall glasses and all. If you’re hungry, their tapas menu has chicken strips, chorizo with guacamole, bacon poppers, calamari and squid. There’s lots more to tickle your fancy. Unwind with all that good food and drinks to live music every week at The Station on Bree.
Date: Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
HIP HOP SUNDAYS AT TIGER’S MILK ON KLOOF
Cape Town’s fierce female duo Fizz & Shai-A are hitting up Tiger’s Milk Kloof Street’s decks every Sunday with some of their crowd-favourite beats. Plus, dive into a delicious avo, feta and bacon pizza with a half-priced cocktail, beer or glass of wine during the Pick Your Poison happy hour between 4pm and 6pm at Tiger’s Milk Hip Hop Sundays.
Date: Every Sunday
THE EARTH FAIR FOOD MARKET IS OPEN FOR VISITORS
The Earth Fair Food and Shopping Market is opening its doors with a host of vendors. Think delicious cheesy nachos, handmade cheese, flaky croissants and fresh bread. Plus, treat yourself to your next mid-week adventure as the market is open every Wednesday evening making it the perfect midweek date night at the Earth Fair Food and Shopping Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Date: Every Wednesday evening and Saturday morning
HEAD DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH THIS 7DE LAAN SET
Gansbaai couple Coenie and Christa Van Dyk have dedicated the last 10 years to building a miniature town in their backyard of the popular local television show 7de Laan. Entrance is free, and nostalgia is guaranteed for this miniature 7de Laan set.
Date: Every day
NOW IS THE TIME TO PICK THOSE STRAWBERRIES
At Redberry Farm in George, the strawberry fields are open for families to stock their baskets full with bright red, ripe strawberries. Bring the kids to run around the largest permanent hedge maze in the Southern Hemisphere while you kick up your feet and enjoy a strawberry-inspired lunch. The Red Shed restaurant serves up a delicious Strawberry Rosé Gin Fizz. There are also mini train trips and pony rides at Redberry Farm.
Date: Every Monday to Saturday
THIS MONTH HARRINGTONS IS HOSTING ALTYDGEDACHT WINES
Altydgedacht Wine Estate in Durbanville is sending in some of their top-notch wines. Think a bubbly MCC to start the night off right, followed by their unusual Barbera Pinotage and of course their ever-popular Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a sip and swirl kind of night no wine-lover would want to miss. Plus, choose between four delicious mains made to complement each wine you taste at Harringtons Cocktail Lounge.
THE WATERSHED IS BACK IN BUSINESS
The V&A Waterfront’s Watershed has reopened its doors, which means you can once again shop 100% local from over 150 stalls at South Africa’s biggest market for art, design and craft. You’ll find ceramists, sculptors, painters, jewellers, clothing and shoe designers as well as textile and furniture makers. You will also find creators of beauty brands in the recently added beauty section within the V&A Waterfront’s Watershed.
Date: Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm
Enjoy a glamorous escape at One&Only Cape Town.
You know it’s summer in Cape Town when you’re cosying up at the Galileo Open Air Cinema.
Check out this adorable miniature version of the 7de Laan set.
They’re serving up a brand new menu with fresh pasta and fresh produce at Bacini’s.
Enjoy local bands in an intimate show at Café Roux this month.
Enjoy localx food, listen to live music, or go on a Fort tour at the Fort Food Truck Market.
Listen to blues and taste delicious wines at Muratie Wine Estate’s end of year bash.
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