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The whole town of Hopefield comes together for this four-day affair to build, manage and run this wonderfully festive annual fynbos show. Plant lovers, botanists, and festival-goers can look forward to loads of food and craft stalls, live music, and even a beer tent. ... See MoreSee Less
HOPEFIELD FYNBOSSKOU 2017
August 24, 2017, 11:00am - August 27, 2017, 4:00am
The whole town of Hopefield comes together for this four-day affair to build, manage and run this wonderfully festive annual fynbos show. Plant lovers, botanists, and festival-goers can look forward to loads of food and craft stalls, live music, and even a beer tent.
The Hermanus Wine and Food Festival showcases over 250 wines by some of the Overberg’s finest estates, from Elgin to Elim. The event also features gourmet food stalls, craft beer, children’s activities, live entertainment, and much more! ... See MoreSee Less
HERMANUS WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL 2017
August 11, 2017, 11:00am - August 13, 2017, 4:00am
The Hermanus Wine and Food Festival showcases over 250 wines by some of the Overberg’s finest estates, from Elgin to Elim. The event also features gourmet food stalls, craft beer, children’s activities, live entertainment, and much more!
The Robertson Slow Food & Wine Festival invites you (and your whole family) to come and enjoy delicious food, live music, tutored tastings, and a whole host of other fun-filled activities and attractions. ... See MoreSee Less
ROBERTSON SLOW FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 2017
August 4, 2017, 11:00am - August 6, 2017, 4:00am
The Robertson Slow Food & Wine Festival invites you (and your whole family) to come and enjoy delicious food, live music, tutored tastings, and a whole host of other fun-filled activities and attractions.
There is plenty to explore in Cape Town and the surrounding areas. With flora and fauna, unique fynbos, and a variety of animal and birdlife, you can enjoy nature at the numerous parks and nature reserves. Each location offers a unique element of the biodiversity of the Cape Town area. Some of the most popular nature destinations are detailed below.
At the southern westerly tip of Africa you’ll find the beauty and majestic wonders of Table Mountain National Park.
The park surrounds the peninsula mountain chain, and stretches from north to south from Signal Hill to Cape Point.
At Cape Point you’ll find over 250 species, including baboons, buck and a variety of other animals. The park is also ideal for hiking, swimming at the beaches and just taking a walk.
located in Blaauwberg, Rietvlei is one of the largest coastal wetlands in South Africa. With several nature trails to choose from, it boasts over 173 species of bird. Nine red data species reside here, as do large flocks of flamingos and pelicans.
Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, and Devil’s Peak all offer fabulous hiking and walking opportunities in the Cape area. Routes leading to the top of Table Mountain start at Kirstenboscho Gardens or Constantia Nek.
These mountains provide easy hiking and are an easy drive from the city’s center. Newlands and Tokai forests also offer several walking routes, as well as Silvermine Nature Reserve at the top of Ou Kaapse Weg, which provide trails leading to Elephants Eye
The Cape Floral Kingdom is one of only five recognized floral kingdoms worldwide. Cape Floral is the richest floral kingdom of all, with over 7,700 species of plants packed within the small area. Three main plant types are characterized here, large, leather-leafed proteas, restiose grasses, or Cape reed, and heath-like, small-leafed ericas.
Located in the False Bay area, the Rondevlei reserve is surrounded by coastal dunes and up to 230 species of bird. Established in 1952, bird lovers can enjoy six bird hides, African Spoonbills, Caspian Tern, and Greater Flamingo.
A snake house and freshwater aquarium are a favorite with the children, in addition to the resident porcupines. Hippopotamuses, Cape clawless otter, grysbok, and grey mongoose are also at home at this popular reserve. ... See MoreSee Less
The weekend is still yours, Check out "A taste of shnit" for those looking to be inspired today 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
A taste of shnit - shnit Worldwide
July 16, 2017, 7:00pm - July 16, 2017, 3:00pm
shnit CAPE TOWN have teamed up with The Alexander Bar once again to bring you 'A taste of shnit'. A monthly screening of only the best short films that shnit has to offer. For July we have 'shnit World Cinema' which will comprise of past International Competition Films that explore local culture from all corners of our beautiful planet. Now in its 8th year in South Africa, the festival returns to Cape Town and kicks off in October! As we count down to the festival, we've decided to whet your apeitite and give all our film lovers a taste of the shnit experience! Once a month, we'll be playing a mix of local and international short films. After each there will be an opportunity to chat to the local filmmakers who are behind some of the most exciting shorts coming out of the country! Tickets are limited, so be sure to book early. This is one shnit show you're not going to want to miss! Want to know more about shnit? www.shnit.org