New Years

New Years eve @ Oude Libertas

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It’s more than a tradition: it’s a highlight on the annual calendar and an experience not to be missed. Join the Oude Libertas New Years Band and enjoy their rich repertoire of traditional party music and their renditions of Happy New Year, Old Lang Syne, Mama Themba’s Wedding, Summertime, My Baby just cares for me, Ney Nah NahNah and many more. Everybody can join on the dance floor in the foyer and dance to music such as Green Door, You’re simply the best, I wanna dance with somebody, Meadowlands, Boogie Woogie,MamboItaliano, Special Star, It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing and many more. Few things compare to the joy of a leisurely picnic with family and friends in the lush Oude Libertas gardens. Come early,                  

Market

Berries to make you merry at Slowfood Stellenbosch

Slowfood Stellenbosch

Hola Cape Town! Summer is in the air – can we hear a halleluiah! That divine time of year where we haul out the sunscreen and slops and head to the beach. Long overdue late summer sunsets have graced us with their presence, braai’s and lawnmowers on a Sunday are not a fragment of our imaginations and with all that comes the delicious seasonal food - Lollies to make you jolly and suckers to make your children wakker! Saturday the 3rd of November from 9am to 2pm the Slowmarket Stellenbosch celebrates everything made with seasonal berries and fruits. Yes, tons of berries and berry infused dishes, drinks, cakes and bakes. To add the awesomeness the Devon Valley fun-run starts and ends at the Market grounds at Oude Libertas a                  

Festivals

The Stellenbosch Slow Food Fair

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The city is frantic. Even the traffic is flying flagged allegiances. And although The World Cup hype is deliciously palpable, sometimes we need to step out of the red-robot-green-robot regiment that's currently on show and remember the slow, sultry offerings that lie outside of our mini metropolis. Take some time to slow down. This weekend the Stellenbosch Slow Food Fair exhibits South Africa's eclectic food culture. Over forty food stands will feature Indian, German, British, European and Chinese cuisines in a heated marquee - what better resistance to Winter than warm bellies inside and out.  For hot Gossip Girl XOXO - type convo and a good dose of estrogen in the air (which has been admittedly                  

Music

Oude Libertas Outdoor Concerts

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In full swing of the summer season everyone is embracing the AL fresco (and lustfully absorbing the memory for the months of winter that will come before we know it). Every year, Oude Libertas brings an array of artists to soothe those lazing in the sun. Situated on the slopes, Oude Libertas' amphitheatre captures a postcard view of the Stellenbosch mountain range. This year, Oude Libertas again presents a "picnics welcome" line-up of diverse South African acts, including Ladysmith Black Mambazo and The Black Tie ensemble. If you want to sink into the warmth of the Cape mountains, this is the way: wicker baskets, wine and "whine" ;)