SA Cocktail Week
SA Cocktail Week (SAWC) is back to take participants on a “sipping adventure” around Cape Town. SAWC aims to promote creativity behind the bar while showcasing the vibrant local community and industry brands. SAWC partners with 10 hand-picked cocktail bars around the city who each create signature cocktails, exclusively available during the event. There is also a scavenger hunt around town to look for the best shaken or stirred drink on offer, interactive cocktail experiences, prizes and educational experiences.
4 to 11 November
R250 – R350
Various places in Cape Town
021 839 2599
Beaumont Open Gardens
Beaumont Family Wines hosts its annual Open Gardens, where the public are welcome to celebrate the start of summer by taking a walk through the newly bloomed garden. Guests experience the newly planted chenin vineyards and enjoy the two new dishes the Zest ladies created for these two weekends. Beaumont wines are available for tasting, while Andy, the miller, takes guests back in time with a guided tour through the historic mill.
28 October to 5 November, 10AM
Beaumont Family Wines, 1841 Waterkant St, Bot River
028 284 9194
Retreat Yourself Weekend
Retreat Yourself is a balance between a retreat and a music festival, where guests are offered the opportunity to curate their own weekend and participate in yoga classes, meditations, workshops, talks, music, dance, spa treatments, banquets, brunches, silent disco, roller boogie and more. Guests choose to stay in one of the cabins or get closer to earth by camping, which is made more comfortable with the natural shade and many bathroom facilities spread around the venue.
3 to 5 November, 12PM to Sun 5PM
R400 – R850
Habonim Campsite, Habonim Campsite Rd, Onrus
072 751 5395
Rotary of Constantia’s Wine Festival
The Rotary Club of Constantia hosts its annual fundraising Wine Festival, where guests spend the evening tasting wine and help raise funds for charity at the same time. Guests can expect unlimited tastings from 10 top wine estates, music, a catered finger supper, a silent auction (of items such as special wines, whiskey, champagne, a Bo-Kaap painting, Carrol Boyes decanter, Ngwenya glass items) and a live auction of a few special items.
3 November, 6.30PM
Schoenstatt Estate, 3 Schoenstatt Ave, Constantia, Cape Town
Cintron Pink Polo
Cintron Pink Polo Val de Vie Estate hosts the annual fundraising event, Cintron Pink Polo. The fundraiser is in aid of breast cancer programs and research. Guests expect an afternoon of polo, fashion and high tea on the lawns of South Africa’s only wine and polo Estate. Food Trucks and a Cash Bar are available at the event.
4 November, 2PM
R100 – R1 600
Val de Vie Estate, Jan Van Riebeeck Dr, Charleston Hill, Paarl
021 863 6100
Rockin’ & Riding Festival
Dusty Rebels and The Bombshells celebrate their fifth anniversary with Rockin’ & Riding, an event that showcases vintage fashion, auto displays, Rockabilly music and more. Vendors and exhibitors occupy the space indoors. Guests are able to see a selection of pre ’63 classic cars and bikes on exhibition, while indoors they find bands, a burlesque peep show, bowling, bars, fashions, makeup, craft displays, demonstrations and more.
4 November, 12PM to 12AM
German Club, 6 Roodehek Terrace, Gardens, Cape Town
The Art of Perfume Making Workshop
Owner of Perfume Power and fragrance specialist, Diana Rankin hosts The Art of Perfume Making Workshop, where guests are taken on a fragrance journey to create a personalised signature scent using quality imported perfume oils. The event is suitable for fragrance lovers, perfume connoisseurs and beginners alike. Included is all the necessary equipment needed and an elegant 15ml perfume bottle with gift bag. Light refreshments and snacks are served at the event.
4 November, 10AM to 1PM
Erinvale Golf Club, Lourensford Rd, Erinvale Ave, Somerset West
083 234 2202
Francofesty International is an annual international music and arts festival that covers a wide variety of genres. Its mission is to bring people and cultures together. The festival includes music, poetry readings, book presentations, donations, art exhibitions, inspirational speakers discussing community violence prevention, food and drinks and more.
4 November, 6PM to 11PM
Castle of Good Hope, Darling St & Buitenkant St, Foreshore, Cape Town
071 087 9010