WIN with What’s Up Cape Town & Plett Rage 2013

Plett Rage 2013

Plett Rage, the premier student music and lifestyle festival in the Western Cape and arguably the largest student festival in the Southern Hemisphere, is once again set to take place this year in the town of Plettenberg Bay from the 29th November – 8th December 2013. The road to independence starts at Plett Rage “Destination Freedom” and with 10 days, 6 epic festival venues, amazing activations and explosive headline acts by South Africa’s top DJ’s and artists, Plett Rage will be the icing on the cake of any Matriculants calendar and the experience of a life-time! The journey that is Plett Rage, a rite of passage where Matriculants get the opportunity to celebrate the end of an era with their friends, and as a community, gets                  

The 2013 Diemersfontein ‘Pinotage On Tap’ Sa Tour Event

Diemersfontein

The Diemersfontein Pinotage on Tap, South Africa’s most anticipated wine event on the annual calendar is set to take place for the ninth year running on Saturday 12th October 2013 at Wellington’s Diemersfontein Wine Estate outside Cape Town. Diemersfontein will also bring this event to Johannesburg and Durban, on the 7th September 2013 and 21st September 2013 respectively. Guests attending this year’s ‘Pinotage on Tap’ events can look forward to ‘prepped and primed’ barrels of Pinotage. In Cape Town guests can also enjoy one barrel of Chenin Blanc and one barrel of Shiraz. The official Beer partner for the POT festival is the premium, craft slow beer from Darling Brewery. A range of lunch dishes and sweet treats will also be                  

Robertson wine on the river – it’s back!

Robertson River festival

For the eighth consecutive year, over the weekend of 18 - 20 October, the inimitable and ever-popular Robertson Wine on the River is returning to the banks of the Breede River. Once again the festival is taking place in a spacious marquee at the charming riverside farm, Goudmyn, situated on the R317 between Robertson and Bonnievale. Enjoy laid-back country hospitality at its best as you taste more than 300 wines from over 40 wineries, while soaking up the rhythm of live jazz, ballads and blues. While wine-tasting is the order of the day, there will be delicious gastronomic delights from which to choose, whilst: browsing amongst the country food stalls, shopping your way through the Robertson Farmers’ Market, and much more.                  

Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival 2013

Two Oceans whale fest logo

It is that amazing time of the year again where we welcome the majestic, gentle-giants of the ocean back to South African waters in Hermanus. Hermanus has to be the best land-based spot for whale-watching world wide, receiving thousands of visitors during whale season to watch in awe as they breech, spout and cavort in Walker Bay. Sponsored by none other than Two Oceans Wine, a wine brand sold and appreciated globally for their great taste and great value! The Whales are always the star performers at the festival and will be joined on land by great food, quality crafters, great sport events, kids entertainment, the Two Oceans Wine food & music Marquee, Marine Endangered Species Expo Marquee, The Checkers Living Table and                  

Tulbagh Spring Arts Festival 2013

TSAF

The charming and historic town of Tulbagh is hosting their 3rd annual Spring Arts Festival presented by Drostdy Hof on the weekend of the 6 – 8 September 2013 The festival celebrates the arts in many varied forms, coinciding with the blooming of the wild flowers of Spring which include several varieties of rare indigenous bulbs that only flower in the Tulbagh valley. It is bound to be a very colourful event! Tulbagh is known as ‘the valley of abundance’ and the theme of this year’s Festival, ‘Abundance’ was born, it is a  reminder of all that the valley has to offer! The fest promises a wide variety of events, from choral and classical musical performances to all types of visual art as well as a feature on land art with                  

Summer Experience Music Festival 2012

Summer Experience Music Festival

Those sexy summer vibes are in the air, gorgeous sun kissed bodies walking the streets in search of cool cocktails and a venue to squeak some tekkie. Events are in abundance and while we all know Capetonians are forever in search of the better option, we have the perfect pick for you - kicking off this Saturday the 22nd of December 2012 at The River Club in Observatory - the Summer Experience Music Festival 2012 is set to rock your socks off! Big Dreamer Productions, definitely dream BIG, as organisers behind the Summer Experience Music Festival they have managed to secure a kick ass line-up for the summer shindig! DJ’s Euphonik and Milkshake need little introduction, the 5FM favourites will be hitting the decks with their ever                  

Something colourful is on its way!

Holi One 2013

Rumours have been spreading like a bad paparazzi scandal - now those fabricated stories have been confirmed. It is official Peeps - Holi One is gracing Africa with her colourful presence. Prepare for an exhilarating festival filled with rich vibrant energy and mischievous behaviour as the world’s biggest colour festival launches in Cape Town on the 2nd of March 2013, allowing Capetonians to get the first taste of the colourful feast before moving onto Jozi and Durbs. It is going to be one insane multi-colour party! Award winning agency, Seed Experiences, have been secured as the project management company, co-ordinating the South African Holi One Colour Festival series. Seed Experiences are the company behind the hugely                  

Rock the River 2012

Rock the River 2012

December Holidays are upon us… appropriate time to breathe a sigh of relief! Organised folks have arranged their holidays well in advance and for the not-so-organised, the question still looms “What are your New Year’s Plans?” Good news peeps, there is no need to fret about securing a venue for a New Year’s party as this year’s Rock the River SA Festival will take place from 28th  of December  till the 1st of January 2013. Rock the River SA has become one of Cape Town’s premier New Year’s events, and with good reason. The festival provides a crazy entertainment line-up at a convenient location close to Cape Town and for a reasonable price. After the sell-out success of last years Rock the River, the organisers put their heads                  

Slanghoek Summer Splash

Opstal Estate and Restaurant Slanghoek

December means fun for everyone! The year is winding down, holidays are around the corner and summer is in full swing with endless lists of things to see and do. One of our most recommended hangouts is the Slanghoek Mountain Resort in the heart of the picture perfect Slanghoek Valley, a mere 60 minute drive from Cape Town - a great escape from the bustling city. On Saturday the 8th of December 2012 the Slanghoek Mountain Resort are celebrating their inaugural “Slanghoek Summer Splash” – a festive season treat, fit for the whole family! Joining the valley's festive forces are Slanghoek Cellar, Opstal Estate and Jason’s Hill Private Cellar giving you the opportunity to try and test their hottest harvests as well as pair their wines                  

Switching on of the Festive Season lights 2012

Cape Town festive season lights switch on

"Christmas time, mistletoe and wine" and "Mary’s Boy Child" are all fond reminders that "‘Tis the Season to be jolly". Although our festive season may not have the charm of blankets of snow and Christmas carollers singing in the streets, we have a unique celebration, an annual festivity to get us into the full festive season swing. On Sunday the 2nd of December 2012 the festive season lights in Adderley Street will be switched on at the Grand Parade in Cape Town’s city centre. This year our very own Mother Mountain has given us even more reason to celebrate for she will officially be inaugurated by The City of Cape Town for her recent honor as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. The festival will kick off at 3pm and continue until