Winter Trail Run
Dirtopia presents the Winter Trail Run at Delvera Farm. The Simonsberg trail system is “one of the most spectacular” in Cape Town. The climbs are rewarded with singletrack on various terrain and views of the winelands. All finishers receive a medal and there is a lucky draw and prize giving to win wine from the area and other prizes from Cape Storm and Falke.
12 August, 7AM
R90 – R135
Delvera Farm, on R44 about 12 km from Stellenbosch
021 884 4752
Lord of the Dance Workshop
The Lord of the Dance Dangerous Games presents a pop-up Michael Flatley Dance Academy Workshop. The workshops are for everyone to enjoy, guests are dancers, dance enthusiasts or simply want to experience the onstage world. The hour-long workshops include a welcome from the teachers followed by a chance to learn the Michael Flatley Dance steps onstage, with a sneak peek behind the scenes and a finish with a Q&A with members of the cast.
12 August, 10.30AM to 11.30AM
R554.10 – R615.67
Grand Arena, Grand West, 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood
075 973 85137
Veld and Sea presents Fynbos Foraging, an introductory half day forage and feasting experience guided by Roushanna and Gael Gray. Each individual class is different according to the season and availability in the gardens and the bush. Participants explore the gardens, discover and pick edible floral foods and fresh organic vegetables, where they forage for indigenous edibles, learn how to sustainably harvest them, utilise them in the kitchen, grow them in the garden and some of their medicinal properties.
13 to 26 August, 10AM to 2PM
R200 – R2000
Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd, Cape Point, Cape Town
Hermanus Wine & Food Festival
Wine Village presents the annual Hermanus Wine and Food Festival, the celebration that is consistently rated as “one of South Africa’s Top Ten Wine Festivals”. This event supplies a vast collection of the country’s finest wine, such as Benguela Cove’s range, craft beers, artisanal gin and the quintessential bubbly stand.
11 to 12 August, Fri 3pm to 9pm/Sat 10am to 8pm
R50 – R170
Curro Hermanus Independent School, 1 Curro Rd, Sandbaai, Sand Bay, Hermanus
028 316 3988
Steenberg Charity Trail Run
Steenberg Estate hosts the 5th annual Steenberg Charity Trail Run, where participants run/walk a 5km or 10km to raise funds for Mdzananda Vet Clinic in Khaylitsha, a community project that cares for sick and abandoned cats and dogs. Participants are welcome to drop off pet items in the donation box prior to the start. All participants receive a glass of Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc at the finish and enjoy a free wine tasting. A host of prizes sponsored by Adidas, Cape Waterfront Estates, Steenberg Hotel and Spa, Bistro Sixteen82 and Cathatrina’s are up for grabs.
12 August, 8AM to 11AM
R50 – R130
Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Rd, Constantia Valley, Cape Town
021 713 2211
50 Coffees Ladies Tea
50 Coffees is a blog series that follows Fiftyloop founder Lucia Dramat as she interviews dynamic South African women over coffee. She has interviewed inspirational women like Alette Winckler, Leanne Dlamini and Jolene Martin. This year 50 Coffees Ladies Tea inspires women to faith, purpose and passion. The event include tea, coffee, sweet treats, an encouraging talk, a music item or two, lots of photos and lots of prizes.
12 August, 11:30AM to 2PM
Hudsons, Vredenheim Wine Estate, R310 Baden Powell Dr, Stellenbosch
078 462 4769
Mushroom Foraging: Event 3
Veld and Sea presents Mushroom Foraging, a winter forest forage led by avid mushroom hunter Justin Williams. Participants need to bring a basket, pocket/pen knife, rain coat (weather permitting) and outdoor-friendly shoes. Ticket cost include notes, recipes, post-forage refreshments of nourishing mushroom soup, bread, aubergine and mushroom pate and warming herbal tea.
12 August, 9AM
Artscape Women’s Humanity Arts Festival
The 11th annual Artscape Women’s Humanity Arts Festival aims to provide a space and platform where grassroots communities, women and persons living with disabilities are given the opportunity to feel celebrated and honoured. Each year the programme includes stage productions, exhibitor stalls, health screenings, entrepreneurial workshops, legal workshops, free legal counselling, a Humanity Walk and a Humanity Lunch table.
2 to 12 August
Artscape Arena and Theatre, Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
021 410 9915
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