CPT – Special Guide 10 – 16 May 2013

Dancing in Other Words Poetry Festival

For these two days, the Spier Manor House and Old Wine Cellar will host conversations, poetry readings and an evening of dance, and lovers of literature are invited to join masters of the craft in exploring the rhythms and imagery of the art. The word-fest will be curated by one of South Africa’s great poets, Breyten Breytenbach, and features other local legends, like Antjie Krog and Marlene van Niekerk, as well as renowned writers from as far afield as Nigeria, Slovenia, Holland and China, like Ko Un from South Korea and Carolyn Forché from the USA, to name just a few.

10 – 11 May @ 1:30pm – 9pm

FREE – R150

Spier Wine Estate, R310, Lynedoch Road, Stellenbosch, Tel: (021) 809 1100


Wild Clover Hops Harvest Festival

This three-day long beer-themed family-friendly fiesta offers revelers a chance to sample a wide selection of first-rate locally brewed beers in one convenient spot. Wild Clover’s very own brand of craft brew will be on show, as will a variety of some of the country’s finest craft beer.

10 – 12 May @ 10am – 10pm


Wild Clover Brewery, R304, Stellenbosch, Tel: (021) 865 2248


Greenpop Reforest Fest

With more than 4000 trees on the bill to be planted, the social initiative aims to, once again, revive the indigenous arbour of the Platbos forest near Gansbaai – deforestation, neglect and invasive alien species have rendered the forest unsustainable – and help the area reclaim its allure as a natural retreat sought after by those looking to escape the push and pull of the city.

10 – 19 May @ 12pm – 6pm

R350 – R550

Platbos Forest, Near Gansbaai, Tel: (021) 461 9265


Fine Brandy Fusion Festival

Cape Town’s brandy lovers will finally get to experience one of South Africa’s most talked about drinks events, the Fine Brandy Fusion festival, when it touches down in the Mother City for the first time.

Until 10 May @ 5:30pm – 9:30pm


Cape Town International Convention Centre, Tel: (021) 410 5000