Special Events Guide For Cape Town – 16 To 23 March 2012

Wellington Harvest Festival

Festivities and good food undeniably go hand in hand and you’ll not have to go hungry at this festival celebrating the bounty of the Boland:  consider a seafood braai at Nabygelegen, oysters and bubbly at Bovlei, or wild boar on the spit at Bontebok Ridge; or be treated to an eat-as-much-as-you-can ice cream challenge at Diemersfontein.  From food on the go to sumptuous sit-down affairs; from healthy homemade wares to decadent desserts – your taste buds will be tickled.

17 – 18 March

Wellington, Tel: (021) 864 2479


Martin Fine

The Muizenberg Historical Conservation Society hereby invites you to a talk by local historian Martin Fine. His focus will be the relationship between Cecil John Rhodes and Princess Radziwill. Who was this mysterious Princess and what was her hold on Rhodes?

22 March @ 6pm


The Stables, behind Het Posthuys, Tel: (021) 788 5542


Celebrate St Paddies Day With Durbanville Hills

Not Irish? Don’t let that stop you from sharing in a day filled with all things green, leprechauns and four-leaf clovers. Find something green to wear and join Durbanville Hills Wines in celebrating St Patrick’s Day.

17 March @ 10am – 2:30pm

Durbanville Hills, Tel: (021) 558 1300


Viv James on Sir Ernest Shackleton’s adventures in Antarctica 

The tales of this man will be brought to life by raconteur Viv James when he will give a presentation on his father, Reginald William James’ experiences with the legendary Sir Ernest Shackleton in Antarctica. During the presentation magnificent pictures will be shown, breathing life into the historical 1914 to 1916 mission.

22 March @ 7pm


The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Tel: (021) 437 9052


Walkies in the Winelands with PURINA and SPCA 

The country dog walk, organised by the Cape of Good Hope SPCA and leading pet food company PURINA, will take walkers and their dogs on scenic routes through picturesque working vineyards, located just a few kilometers outside of Cape Town.

18 March @ 9am

R25 – R40

Nitida Cellars, Durbanville, Wine Valley, Tel: (02)1 700 4141/80


Green Art Project Underway 

Cavendish Square has announced the launch of an innovative green art project which will include art installations throughout the popular Cape Town shopping centre.

Until Mid May

Cavendish Square


Barbeque Thursday at Twelve Apostles 

An invigorating ending to a summer day.  Enjoy balmy summer evenings, tucking into the most South African of meals, a traditional braai which includes a variety of deliciously crisp fresh salads and a range of succulent meat cooked over coals.


Every Thursday @ 6:30pm

Café Grill, Twelve Apostles Hotel


Grove Toastmasters Club 

1st Wednesday of Every Month @ 6:45pm


Kelvin Grove, Country Club, Tel: 083 3940 201


High Tea Mornings

Patrons can enjoy delicious treats, cakes,finger sandwiches and teas while listening to live music.

Every Wednesday @ 9am – 1pm


Villa Pascal, Tel: (021) 975  2566 / 082 569 4147


Decadent Ice Cream & Wine Tasting 

Embrace the last months of summer and be sure not to miss out on one of the most refreshing winelands taste experiences – homemade ice cream paired with wine.

Until End of April (Tuesdays – Saturdays)

Clos Malverne, Devon Valley outside Stellenbosch, Tel: (021) 865 2022