Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
The public are invited to the spectating event, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, where they join the crew of amateur sailors as they celebrate crossing the Atlantic from Uruguay before taking on the Southern Ocean to Australia in their 40 000 nautical mile race around the planet. The crew are ordinary people taking on an extraordinary challenge and pushing themselves to the limit against Mother Nature on board the world’s largest matched fleet of racing yachts.
19 to 31 October
Jetty 2 and Quay 4, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
023 925 2600
Caroline’s White Wine Review
Caroline’s White Wine and Cap Classique Review sees guests taking a walk around the venue’s ballroom, meeting winemakers and tasting their top white wine of MCC sparkling wine. The event is a showcase of a maximum of 60 wineries that have consistently achieved the highest accolades in all the top competitive platforms. Each of the selected wineries is invited to show just one wine for tasting by the guests.
19 October 5PM
Table Bay Hotel, Quay 6, Quay Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
021 419 8984
Nitro Circus Live
Nitro Circus Live showcases an all-star international lineup featuring multiple X Games medalists. Professional riders perform in action sports’ biggest disciplines, including freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX, scooter and inline. The show’s daredevils also ride a host of new contraptions off the Giganta Ramp, such as tricycles, a wheeled recliner and more.
21 October, 8.30PM
R345 – R1500
Cape Town Stadium, Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point, Cape Town
011 759 7215
Totally Terrific Trovato
Totally Terrific Trovato sees the public being invited to see the flowers in bloom at the historical Trovato House, as well as the competitive flower show that takes place. The Western Cape Association of Flower Arrangers’ Judges’ Panel hosts this event, which involves most of the flower clubs in this province. Tea and light meals are on sale in the garden.
20 to 22 October, 10AM TO 4PM
Trovato House, 1 Coach Rd, Wynberg, Cape Town
021 852 2656
LlamaLand is a South African music, poetry, art and activities festival held annually at Hangklip in Pringle Bay over two days. It’s an intimate space where people play, sing, dance and listen together as friends and family – a playground for misfits and madness. All of the profit made from ticket sales and activities at the event are donated to Eyethu Hout Bay Skatepark. Camping is included. Alternative accommodation at the hotel is available.
20 to 22 October
Hangklip Hotel, Pringle Bay
060 692 2963/Facebook: LlamaLand
Carlo Taglia – Il Vagamondo
Società Dante Alighieri presents Il Vagamondo – a talk by Carlo Taglia, traveller of the world and outdoor enthusiast, on his journey across Africa (which starts in Cape Town). “Vagamondo” (wanderer of the world) has become a philosophy of life: travel as medicine for the soul to discover oneself whilst discovering new worlds.
20 October, 5PM
R50 – R80
Società Dante Alighieri, 139 Hatfield St, Gardens, Cape Town
021 465 8261
Art as a Business
A talk given by Marc Alexander, who discusses various aspects of Art as a business. This event is aimed at all artists who want to take their art careers to the next level by approaching galleries and agents for representation, pricing their artwork, generating media, online marketing and sales, administrative software, digital printing, copyright law and more. Alexander also discusses tips and best practices.
20 October, 6PM to 9PM
Meerendal Art Gallery, Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok rd, Durbanville
073 397 7171
Wild Food Foraging Experience
Veld and Sea presents a Wild Food Foraging Experience, where participants are led on a guided tour to learn about wild edibles and their surrounds. The excursion includes a three-course lunch, discovering the world of wild flowers, basic introduction of wild edibles, learning the rules of sustainable foraging and information sheets and recipes on the wild foods prepared.
13 to 27 October, 9AM to 12.30PM
Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd, Cape Peninsula, Cape Town
021 780 9299
Oktoberfest at Eaglevlei
Eaglevlei hosts its own Oktoberfest during the month of October, showcasing local craft beer, authentic German food and music. The event runs over the first three weekends of the month and features live entertainment. Tickets are sold as group packages, and include 10 All Day Passes, 1 5L Beer Tower, 2 Exclusive Hausmeister Platters and access to a server. The platters include Eisbein, Bratwurst, Cheese Wors, Pork Bangers, Apple and Sage Pork Bangers, Pork Schnitzel Strips, Gammon Kebabs, German Potato Salad and a variety of homemade breads.
7 to 22 October, 11AM
R2 500 per table (max 10 people)
Eaglevlei Wine Estate, Old Paarl Rd, Stellenbosch
021 884 4713
Cape Town International Boat Show
The Cape Town International Boat Show showcases all the latest in boats, watersports and equipment. From luxury motor yachts and sailing catamarans to entry level boats, outboard motors, electronic equipment and watertoys for the whole family.
20 to 22 October, 10AM
V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
021 531 5703 | 082 411 8769
Robertson Wine on the River
Robertson Wine Valley’s 12th annual Wine on the River festival gives consumers the opportunity to taste award-winning wines from almost 30 wineries. Children’s entertainment is provided with a dedicated kids-area, boat cruises and horse and tractor rides. The new Taste the Lifestyle tent presents a line-up of new offerings, and guests are urged to book a slot for the tutored wine tasting with a local winemaker focusing on a specific cultivar of the valley. Sunday sees rubber duckies racing down the river in aid of Bonnie people, with a cash prize of R5 000, as well as a race for life in aid of Cancer Buddies (participants encouraged to wear pink).
20 to 22 October
R120 – R250
Banks of the Breede River, Goudmyn Farm, Robertson
023 626 3167
Hillcrest Quarry hosts the annual Windhoek Oktoberfest, the event with lots of beer on tap, live music and traditional German fare. introduces a slightly different structure, with special activities being introduced. The Festbier – specially brewed for the event by Baumeister Christian Müller – keg is tapped on Friday, where the first beer is handed to the mayor of the city who then declares Oktoberfest officially open.
20 to 22 October
R140 – R2800
Hillcrest Quarry, Tygerberg Valley Rd, Durbanville, Cape Town
Monday Night Magic: Season 5
The Cape Town Magic Club hosts its 5th season of Monday Night Magic, where audiences are entertained with a variety of illusions, sleight of hand, mentalism and magic. Guests are welcomed to the show by the members of Black Orchid Burlesque South Africa. Guests are able to enjoy pre- or post-show drinks, including a special Monday Night Magic cocktail. Then, downstairs all manner of mystery unfolds, where nearly 30 magicians who specialise in various disciplines, entertain audience members.
18 September to 30 October, 7PM to 9PM
R170 – R200
The Taj Hotel, 1 Wale St, CBD, Cape Town
083 229 9550