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7 Things to do this week(end)

Live music, award-winning gins, delicious food and adventurous hikes

Take a stroll around a historic military base at the Fort Food Truck Market, listen to live music or even discover a secret waterfall in Paarl with Trail Fit SA. Plus, Jon Shaban is playing live at Darling Brewery and The Station on Bree has a range of award-winning gins for you to try this weekend.  

WINE, FOODIE TREATS, FUN KIDS’ ACTIVITIES AND MORE

Bring your kids along to the Boschendal Friday Night Market for fun festive workshops and your pets for a picnic on the sprawling lawns of the Boschendal Wine Estate. Food stalls include The Oyster Guy, Aniseed and Boschendal’s own bakery with a variety of delicious snacks. There’s also live music, wine and handcrafted gifts available at the Boschendal Friday Night Market.

BOOK FOR FESTIVE SEASON FUN AT ONE&ONLY CAPE TOWN

Plan the best, most luxurious Christmas ever and book into One&Only Cape Town for a festive season you’ll remember forever. Build up the excitement to fever pitch for the kids by signing them up for the daily elf hunt (complimentary), and get presents delivered by Father Christmas to your room or suite. For the adults, wine tastings and baking masterclasses are just two event offerings for the hotel’s Festive Program. For non-guests who want to avoid the heavy lifting of a Christmas dinner or lunch, the hotel offers options for Christmas eve dinner, and Christmas Day breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s exquisite dining in a festive atmosphere, with entertainment for the little ones and visits by Father Christmas. If you opt to stay, then there’s a once-in-a-lifetime deal with special rates and other spoils for locals – it’s called Your Urban Retreat.

Price: Events from R650pp, meals from R1 200pp 
Date and time: 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

THE INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL EDUCATION EXPO: REGISTRATION IS FREE

Need some more tools to help you adjust to the world of online learning? Find out how leading educators are adapting to schooling post-Covid and how home learning has transformed at the International Virtual Education Expo. It’s Free!

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

FRANCOIS HAASBROEK IS PLAYING LIVE AT NEETHLINGSHOF

Head out to the stunning vineyards in Polkadraai Stellenbosch and unwind to the soulful tunes of Francois Haasbroek as he plays some of his crowd-favourites and golden oldie classics. If you can't make it to the performance in person, shows are still being streamed online via their Facebook page. Plus, learn how to make Neethlinghof's famous pizzas at home or try their flammkuchen, margarita, prosciutto and crispy garlic pita during Neethlingshof's Wine Down Wednesday sessions.

Date: Wednesday, 25 November

LIVE MUSIC WITH JON SHABAN AT DARLING BREWERY

Feel like some easy-going, singalong folk music from a local treasure? Then you’ll want to head out to Darling Brewery in Woodstock to hear Jon Shaban play live. While you relax to his melodic voice, chow down on some cheesy nachos or a hefty burger with a craft beer at Darling Brewery's Live Music Fridays

Date: Friday, 27 November

LIVE MUSIC, GIN AND TAPAS AT THE STATION ON BREE

Every Saturday, sample some local and international gins as well as a few award-winning brands at The Station on Bree’s Mini Gin Fest. Or, if you’re hungry, order the whole menu with their delicious tapas specials on Tuesdays. And to welcome the weekend, there’s live music every Thursday 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

TACKLE TRAIL FIT SA’S SECRET WATERFALL HIKE

On Wednesday, the Trail Fit SA leaders will guide you through one of their most popular hikes, the Secret Waterfall Hike. What starts off as a ‘normal hike’ will take you to a beautiful waterfall just outside of Paarl. Or, if you’re looking for some respite join the Bainskloof Hiking Retreat on Friday, 27 November. It’s a weekend full of waterfalls, beautiful rock pools, incredible views and a fully catered menu for your weekend hiking adventures with Trail Fit SA

Date: Wednesday, 25 November and Friday, 27 November

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

KLEINE ZALZE WINES IS HEADING TO HARRINGTONS

Sip and swirl on new wines from a full-bodied red to a fruity bubbly every month. This month, Kleine Zalze Wines is sending in their best connoisseur with four of their premium wines. Plus, choose between four delicious mains made to complement each wine you taste at Harringtons Cocktail Lounge

Date: Wednesdays
 

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

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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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