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 this June.
|JUNE 2018 EVENTS|
|31 May – 10 June 2018||Encounter South African International Documentary Film Festival 2018||Cape Town|
|8 June 2018||Taste the Helderberg 2018||Somerset West|
|8 – 17 June 2018||Hermanus FynArts Festival 2018||Hermanus|
|15 – 17 June 2018||De Warenmarkt Oyster Festival 2018||Stellenbosch|
|15 – 18 June 2018||Calitzdorp Winter Festival 2018||Calitzdorp|
|22 – 24 June 2018||Vortex Phoenix Festival of Fire 2018||Swellendam|
|23 – 24 June 2018||Christmas in Winter Tulbagh 2018||Tulbagh|
|25 June – 8 July 2018||Plett Arts Festival 2018||Plettenberg Bay|
|28 June – 6 July 2018||National Arts Festival 2018||Grahamstown|
|29 June – 1 July 2018
6 – 8 July 2018
|Gordon’s Bay Winter Wonderland 2018||Gordon’s Bay|
|29 June – 8 July 2018||Knysna Oyster Festival 2018||Knysna|
Encounter South African International Documentary Film Festival 2018
Where Cape Town
When 31 May – 10 June 2018
The lowdown Watch the most-buzzed-about local and international documentaries at this 11-day film festival where filmmakers from around the globe get the chance to strut their stuff.
Cost R60 per film
Book tickets at Cinema Nouveau and Webtickets (for the Labia)
Contact 021 418 3310, 021 418 3271, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Cinema Nouveau, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town and The Labia Theatre, 68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Taste the Helderberg 2018
Where Somerset West
When 8 June 2018
The lowdown The Helderberg region is a centuries-old premium wine-producing spot. And now, guests are invited to taste that legacy for themselves, sampling the wares of around 25 prominent wine producers. This year’s theme is the colour purple.
Book tickets at wineroute.co.za
Contact 021 886 8275, email@example.com
Location NH Lord Charles Hotel, Broadway Boulevard and Main Road , Heldervue, Somerset West
Hermanus FynArts Festival 2018
When 8 – 17 June 2018
The lowdown Hermanus FynArts is everything great about Hermanus rolled into one. Enjoy food and wine tasting, art galleries, live performances and even children’s activities.
Cost free –R1 400
Book tickets at Webtickets
Contact 060 957 5371, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Hermanus, Western Cape
De Warenmarkt Oyster Festival 2018
When 15 – 17 June 2018
The lowdown Enjoy Saldanha Bay oysters, free-flowing bubbly, and festive live music at this three-day festival at De Warenmarkt in Stellenbosch.
Cost Free entry
Contact 021 883 2274, email@example.com
Location De Warenmarkt, 20 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch
Calitzdorp Winter Festival 2018
When 15 – 18 June 2018
The lowdown Warm up this winter with a host of activities at the annual Calitzdorp Winter Festival. From market stalls and talent competitions to mystery dinners and wine pairings, there is something for everyone at this family-style festival.
Cost R35 – R350
For tickets and more information, view the programme here.
Contact 044 213 3775, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Calitzdorp, Western Cape
Vortex Phoenix Festival of Fire 2018
When 22 – 24 June 2018
The lowdown Courtesy of Vortex Trance Adventures, the Kam’Bati River Resort is hosting this year’s psychedelic celebration of the winter solstice. So if you’re up for being mesmerised by night fires and trance beats, you won’t want to miss out on this immersive outdoor experience.
Cost R550 (full festival ticket)
R450 (Saturday & Sunday)
Book tickets at Quicket and selected outlets
Contact 071 468 8339, email@example.com
Location Kam’Bati River Resort, Jubileeskraal, Swellendam
Christmas in Winter Tulbagh 2018
When 23 – 24 June 2018
The lowdown The village comes alive for a festive mid-year Yule, with restaurants decked out in Christmas trees and fairy lights. Expect traditional Christmas dinners; cheese-, Belgian chocolate- and olive-tastings; tractor and horseback rides, and face-painting and a jumping castle for the little ones.
Cost R80 (adults)
R60 (13 – 17 years)
Free (under 12 years)
Contact 023 230 1348, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location 4 Church Street, Tulbagh, Western Cape
Plett Arts Festival 2018
Where Plettenberg Bay
When 25 June – 8 July 2018
The lowdown Two weeks of fun is on the cards at the 5th annual Plett Arts Festival! A host of unique performances and cultural activities – including the twilight meander along Plett’s Main Street and the popular film festival segment – make this a Garden Route highlight.
Cost R950 (season package, includes all activities at a discounted cost)
R560 (Afridocs season package, includes all Afridoc activities at a discounted cost)
Individual activities are priced separately
Book tickets at Quicket
Contact 083 453 5331, email@example.com
Location Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape
National Arts Festival 2018
When 28 June – 6 July 2018
The lowdown Virtually every building that contains a hall plays host to performances, exhibitions or cultural events of some kind during this town-wide celebration of the arts. Expect over 300 amazing shows.
Contact 0860 002 004, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
Gordon’s Bay Winter Wonderland 2018
Where Gordon’s Bay
When 29 June – 1 July 2018
6 – 8 July 2018
The lowdown This quaint seaside town becomes a winter wonderland, with fairy lights, street decor, parades, food and craft markets, a gigantic amusement park, live music, a beer tent, tea garden and pop-up restaurants dotted throughout.
Cost R10 (adults)
Free (children under 12)
Contact 071 606 3261, email@example.com
Location Gordon’s Bay, Western Cape
Knysna Oyster Festival 2018
When 29 June – 8 July 2018
The lowdown The annual and hugely popular Knysna Oyster Festival offers a little bit of everything, from outdoor activities such as running, cycling, canoeing, as well as plenty of foodie experiences that include oysters and bubbly!
Cost Varies; check festival programme for individual activities.
Contact 044 382 5510, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Knysna, Garden Route, Western Cape
Research by Alicia Chamaillé
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