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.
|FEBRUARY 2020 EVENTS|
|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|
|14 February 2020||Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel||Constantia|
|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|
|29 February – 1 March 2020||Italian Festival at Idiom||Somerset West|
|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
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
Franschhoek Summer Wines
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyard, R45 Main Road, Franschhoek
Up the Creek
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
Nederburg Harvest Festival
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.
Contact 081 848 4295
Location The Red Table Restaurant, Nederburg Wine Farm, Sonstraal Road, Paarl
Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel
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, email@example.com
Location The Cellars-Hohenort, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, Cape Town
Wolfie Familie Festival
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Wolfkop Camping Villages, Citrusdal
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)
R7 110 (two-day ticket)
R9 155 (Full Indaba, three-day ticket)
R8 240 (early bird)
R7 405 – R8 275 (group booking discount, from 5 to more than 26 people)
Contact 021 465 9966, email@example.com
Location Artscape Theatre Centre, DF Malan Street, Foreshore, Cape Town
Robertson Wine Valley Hands-on Harvest
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Robertson Valley
Italian Festival at Idiom
Where Somerset West
When 29 February – 1 March 2020
The lowdown For one weekend only, this picturesque farm in the heart of wine country is transformed into a celebration of la dolce vita with delicious pizza, pasta, gelato, vino, prosecco, Italian craft beer and live music.
Cost R200 (adults, day pass)
R80 (children, day pass)
Contact 021 858 1088, email@example.com
Location Knorhoek Estate, Da Capo Vineyards, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Somerset West
Good to know If you want more of Idiom, why not enjoy an intriguing wine-tasting paired with macarons?
Times Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4.30pm
Cost R200 (three macarons paired with three Idiom wines)
Stanford MTB Classic
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), firstname.lastname@example.org
082 927 7794 (Andries de Villiers)
Location Stanford Valley Guest Farm, R326, Stanford
SA Cocktail Week: Grand Opening Street Party
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 Napier Street, Greenpoint, Cape Town
Research by Bianca Hausle
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