Spring has sprung at Laborie

Laborie Lazy Days Market September 1 2012

Goodbye grey, gloomy days of winter and Hello spring! Celebrate the start of spring by heading to the Laborie Lazy Days’ Market, for their fun filled spring-inspired market this Saturday, 1st September. Expect freshly baked breads, coffee, cheese, olives, honey and charcuterie. From mouth-watering food stalls to arts and craft exhibitors – it is all happening at Laborie! Chef Matthew Gordon, resident chef at Harvest, the restaurant at Laborie, will be treating foodies to a cooking demo, as the flowers are in full bloom he will show you how to cook with these edible garden beauties. Laborie is also supporting National Arbour Week and you can contribute by planting a tree or two. Or if you are into the arts check out the permanent                  


Tulbagh Spring Arts Festival

24-26 August 2012

The charming and historic town of Tulbagh is hosting their annual Spring Arts Festival presented by Drostdy Hof this weekend 24-26 August 2012.  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 exciting outdoor                  


Vive La Franschhoek – Bastille Festival

Franschhoek Bastille Festival 2012

In true Franschhoek style, one French National holiday can extend into a smorgasbord of French cultural festivity this weekend 14 and 15 July to celebrate Bastille Day. As they say, Go Large or Go Home… With Franschhoek’s French Hugenot influence, they literally paint the town red - you can expect everything French found in every nook and cranny, live French music at various establishments, French fare, a minstrel parade, Farmers' Market, Craft Stalls, chidren's activities and much more. The focal point at the Bastille Festival 2012, as always, will be the Food and Wine Marquee, where Franschhoek's award winning and famous wine estates are offering their finest wines for you to taste and enjoy. Also on