The Best February Events in the Cape 2020

The Best February Events in the Cape 2020 Up the Creek

Cocktails, tunes and world-class design…These are some of the things to look forward to in February 2020 in Cape Town and surrounds.

The Mother of all cities is heating up with a festive lineup of cool events! Here’s our pick of where to go and what to do in February 2020.

1 February 2020 The Sun Met Kenilworth
2 February 2020 Franschhoek Summer Wines Festival Franschhoek
6 – 9 February 2020 Up the Creek Swellendam
8 February 2020 Nederburg Harvest Festival Paarl
12 – 16 February 2020 International Public Art Festival Salt River
14 February 2020 Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel Constantia
14 – 16 February 2020 Sasfin Cape Town Cricket Sixes Rondebosch
21 – 23 February 2020 Wolfie Familie Festival Citrusdal
26 – 28 February 2020 Design Indaba Foreshore, Cape Town
28 February – 1 March 2020 Robertson Wine Valley Hands-on Harvest Robertson
28 February 2020 Cellars-Hohenort Secret Garden Party Constantia
29 February 2020 – 1 March 2020 Stanford MTB Classic Stanford
29 February 2020 SA Cocktail Week: Grand Opening Street Party Cape Town

The Sun Met

The Sun Met: Best Febraury Events

Where Kenilworth
When 1 February 2020
The lowdown Bringing racing enthusiasts and fashionistas together, the Sun Met celebrates world-class horse-racing and equestrian-inspired elegance like you’ve never seen before.
Cost R200 (general access)
R2 000 –R5 169 (packages)
R11 950 (picnic sites, maximum 10 guests)
Contact 021 700 1600
Location Kenilworth Racecourse, Rosmead Avenue, Kenilworth, Cape Town
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Franschhoek Summer Wines

Franschhoek Summer Wine: Best Festivals in Cape Town

Where Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyard
When 2 February 2020
The lowdown Enjoy a feast from Leopard’s Leap Harvest Table, and sample some of the finest wines while enjoying some laidback beats.
Good to know Booking early is essential!
Cost R295 per person (includes a complimentary tasting glass, wine-tastings and a discount voucher for the purchase of any of the day’s wines that are on show)
Contact 076 494 4747,
Location Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyard, R45 Main Road, Franschhoek
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Up the Creek

Up The Creek 2020 Lineup

Where Swellendam
When 6 – 9 February 2020
The lowdown This outdoor music festival is celebrating three decades of top bands and the best vibe this side of the equator. The festival takes place on the banks of the blissful Breede River (with dedicated lifeguards all weekend), so grab your inflatable croc or flamingo and float the weekend away, with cool tunes in the background.
Cost R1 140 (Full Weekend: Phase 1)
R990 (Friday – Sunday: Phase 1)
Location Up the Creek Camp, Barrydale, 13.1 km after Felix Unite River Adventures, Swellendam
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Nederburg Harvest at Dusk Festival

Nederburg Harvest Festival: Best February Events

Where Paarl
When 8 February 2020
The lowdown This annual event at Nederburg’s Paarl Valley vineyards offers visitors a chance to experience the wine-making process first-hand – from vine to bottle. Festival-goers get to pick and stomp grapes, and learn from the experts – while getting some inside knowledge on the current harvest. A wide range of Nederburg wines will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, mineral water, coffee and tea.
Good to know Guests are advised to wear hats, sunscreen, comfortable clothing and shoes.
Cost R650
Contact 081 848 4295
Location The Red Table Restaurant, Nederburg Wine Farm, Sonstraal Road, Paarl
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International Public Art Festival

International Public Art Festival

Where Salt River
When 12 – 16 February 2020
The lowdown The streets of Cape Town are set for a technicoloured upgrade when some of the best local and international street artists showcase their mural-painting skills at this unique event. International Public Art Festival is an initiative of BAZ-ART, an NGO that places art at the centre of community expression, and is also a launchpad for a number of programmes, including community gardens, art classes for children, and other interventions started by residents.
Good to know The 2020 theme is Digitalisation – which aims to draw attention to the potential opportunities and obstacles that may arise as a result of technological advances.
Cost Donations-based
Contact 071 370 1246,
Location 289 Victoria Road, Salt River, Cape Town

Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel

Where Constantia
When 14 February 2020
The lowdown Treat your special someone to a sumptuous six-course dinner for two at The Conservatory at The Cellars-Hohenort this Valentine’s Day. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of chilled bubbly on arrival, before enjoying a candle-lit dinner that includes a trio of West Coast oysters, saffron and mushroom ravioli, fynbos herb-crusted springbok loin, Madagascan dark chocolate mousse and more.
Cost R750 per person
Contact 021 794 2137,
Location The Cellars-Hohenort, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, Cape Town
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Sasfin Cape Town Cricket Sixes

Cape Town Sixes

Where Rondebosch
When 14 – 16 February 2020
The lowdown Africa’s biggest Sixes tournament is back – and bigger than ever, combining all our favourite pastimes: live music, sunshine, the outdoors, food stalls, beer and sport!
The family-friendly festival is being held at the iconic Western Province Cricket Club – the first time since the festival began five years ago – a move that takes cricket back to its roots in the southern suburbs.
Cost R60 (day pass)
R100 (weekend pass)
Location Western Province Cricket Club, Avenue De Mist, Rondebosch, Cape Town
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Wolfie Familie Festival

Family Festival Citrusdal

Where Citrusdal
When 21 – 23 February 2020
The lowdown Three days and two nights of camping, swimming, music, games and activities and quality family time at Wolfie Familie Festival. Highlights include live music performances, family yoga, secret sunrise dancing sessions. There’s even a wellness spa where parents and care-givers will be able to get some well-deserved rest and relaxation.
Cost R350 (children, BYO campsite)
R700 (adults, BYO campsite)
From R3 337. 50 (luxury camping packages and group packages)
Contact 076 017 4905,
Location Wolfkop Camping Villages, Citrusdal
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Design Indaba

Design Indaba: The Best Festivals in Cape Town

Where Foreshore, Cape Town
When 26 – 28 February 2020
The lowdown For the 25th year, global leaders in the creative and design industries converge to present talks, seminars and workshops on the latest trends.
Cost R3 555 (one-day ticket)
R5 540 (two-day ticket)
R4 945 (Full Indaba, early bird)
R8 240 (Full Indaba, three-day ticket)
R7 004 (Full Indaba with alumni and academic discount, three-day ticket)
R6 592 (Full Indaba for SETA registered organizations, three-day ticket)
R6 180 (Full Indaba with balcony seating, three-day ticket)
R7 004 (group booking discount for 5 – 10 people, three-day ticket)
R7 416 (group booking discount, 11 – 25 people, three-day ticket)
R7 828 (group booking discount, more than 26 people, three-day ticket)
Contact 021 465 9966,
Location Artscape Theatre Centre, DF Malan Street, Foreshore, Cape Town
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Cellars-Hohenort Secret Garden Party

High Tea Cellars Hohenort

Where Constantia
When 29 February 2020
The lowdown Grab your wonkiest hat and head to The Cellars-Hohenort in Constantia for an excitement-filled high tea, hosted in association with homeware brand, Carrol Boyes. Expect Alice in Wonderland-themed games, chocolate treats and a best-dressed competition amid the lush nine-acre gardens of this well-known yet discreet boutique hotel.
Good to know The Marine in Hermanus and The Plettenberg in Plettenberg Bay will also be hosting Leap Day Mad Hatter’s Tea Parties in association with Carrol Boyes.
Cost R350
Contact 021 794 2137,
Location The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia Heights, Cape Town
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Robertson Wine Valley Hands-on Harvest

Hands on Harvest

Where Robertson
When 28 February – 1 March 2020
The lowdown This family-friendly festival celebrates autumn’s bountiful grape harvest at several farms and venues in the Robertson Wine Valley.
Cost Free entrance; activities are priced individually
Contact 023 626 3167,
Location Robertson Valley
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Stanford MTB Classic

Stanford MTB Race

Where Stanford
When 29 February 2020 – 1 March 2020
The lowdown Hosted at Stanford Valley Guest Farm, the annual Stanford MTB Classic invites lovers of the outdoors to enjoy a fun, noncompetitive ride through the valley. Experienced MTB riders and newcomers can take part in the long or short stages. And for those who cannot resist racing competitively, Strava segment winners will be awarded.
Cost Two-day entries: R1 050 per person (Stanford Standard, long)
R750 per person (Stanford Lite, short)
One-day entries: R550 per person (Stanford Standard, long)
R400 (Stanford Lite, short)
Contact 084 228 0414 (Anneke Jacobs),
082 927 7794 (Andries de Villiers)
Location Stanford Valley Guest Farm, R326, Stanford
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SA Cocktail Week: Grand Opening Street Party

SA Cocktail Week: Best February Events

Where Cape Town
When 29 February 2020
The lowdown Calling all cocktail enthusiasts: now’s your chance to shake and stir a selection of top-drawer tipples. The opening party is a blast, with games, food, live DJs and, of course, flowing cocktails.
Good to know This party kicks off a thirst-curing week of cocktail experiences, tours and masterclasses, which run until 7 March.
Cost R195 (early bird)
R230 – R275 (next phases)
Location Corner of Loop and Waterkant Street, Cape Town City Centre
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Research by Bianca Hausle

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Time of publication: 22 January 2020