If you prefer products that are caringly hand-crafted rather than factory-made, get to KAMERS/Makers is the fest for you. Traders handpicked from a pool of over 600 applicants will be selling unique fashion, decor and lifestyle items that you’re unlikely to find elsewhere. Of course, artisanal food and drinks will be available for purchase, too.
24 to 28 May
R60 – R120
Castle of Good Hope, Corner Darling and Castle Street, Cape Town City Centre
South African Shiraz & Charcuterie Festival
A showcase of some of South Africa’s finest charcuterie, shirazes and syrahs for guests to enjoy. Don’t miss out on a beautiful day at Anthonij Rupert Wyne, where you simply must try the French onion soup, homemade saucisson and the ever-popular Olive Bar.
Anthonij Rupert Wyne, Route 45, Franschhoek
084 207 3820
Elgin Mushroom Foraging
Fungus forager Gary Goldman leads participants on a wild mushroom huntingmushroom-foraging and foraging expedition around Elgin.
27 May, 9AM to 3PM
Elgin Vintners, Appletiser Road, Elgin, Cape Town
082 379 2623 | 073 388 8695
Kirstenbosch Craft Market
The market hosts 230 crafters selling a diverse range of crafts from unique jewellery, kids and adults clothing, knitwear, linen to garden furniture and plants. You are sure to find something you’ve always wanted. There is also a wide range of food on offer. Bring the kids to feed the animals at the petting farm, meet Vera the market pig and enjoy a pony ride.
28 May, 9AM to 3PM
Stone Cottages cnr Kirstenbosch & Rhodes Drive
074 333 2170
The Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunch
Hand-crafted wine and soul foods are a match made in heaven and Hartenberg Wine Estate, situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, invites you to this year’s Bottelary Hills Pop Lunch to embark on a journey of sensory experiences.
28 May, 12:30PM to 4PM
Hartenberg Wine Estate, Bottelary Rd, Stellenbosch
021 886 8275.
Incredible Illusions is the antithesis of your traditional exhibition experience. No hallowed halls, no soft chamber music and no photography bans. The exhibition is meant to be a fun event from beginning to end. From finding new and inventive poses on the artworks to creating your own master piece in the art Jamming section.
Until 23 July 10AM to 7PM
R100 – R480
Watershed, Jubilee Hall, Waterfront
First Thursdays Cape Town
First Thursdays Cape Town is a free cultural experience where art galleries and other cultural attractions are open to the public on the first Thursday of every month. The night is as much about experiencing art and culture as it is about exploring the city on foot.
5PM to 9PM