THE CAPE TOWN STREET FOOD FESTIVAL (2 – 4 SEPT)
It’s no secret that here in the Mother City, we love our food – so much so that we were named theBest Food City in the World earlier this year! It’s therefore no surprise that we have an annual celebration dedicated to the fine art of street food, which buzzes into town again from Friday, 2, until Sunday, 4 September 2016. The fine folks at Side Street Studios are the hosts of the saucy soiree, which promises all manner of delicious delights to guzzle down with a beer or three.
SANPARKS FREE WEEK (12 – 16 SEPT)
Yes, it’s that lovely time of the year again when the blossoms are blooming and, for one magical week, you can enter most of the SANParks parks for free! If you’re a South African resident and you pop into a participating park between Monday, 12 and Friday, 16 September 2016, you don’t have to pay to explore. Some of the parks this year in the Cape region include the Bontebok National Park, Garden Route National Park, Tankwa Karoo National Park, Table Mountain National Park (excluding Boulders Penguin Colony and the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway) and West Coast National Park. So pack a picnic and go for an adventure somewhere beautiful!
CAPE HOMEMAKERS EXPO (15 – 18 SEPT)
If, like a birdie in a nest, you’re itching to spruce up your space then this Homemaker’s Expo is everything you’ve been dreaming of. All about top tips on tasteful décor and home renovations, the annual affair showcases a selection of gorgeous products and decadent DIY projects you can get stuck into. The homely happening will occupy the CTICC for a limited time only so make sure you diarise it to avoid missing out.
DARLING WILD FLOWER FESTIVAL (18 – 20 SEPT)
Taking place annually since 1917, the blooming good Darling Wildflower Show returns on the third weekend of September (Friday, 18 to Sunday, 20 September) to wow flower fanatics with yet another gorgeous display. The floral fiesta showcases the unique and beautiful flowers of the region, and also offers up a range of entertainment, including live music, craft stalls and refreshments, which range from fresh food and vegetables to potjies and boerie rolls. Not to mention, entry into the festival includes a tractor ride to the usually restricted vlei, where the blooms are at their best. The colourful celebration aims to usher in the magnificent spring season and create awareness around the flora indigenous to the Darling area.
HERMANUS BOTANICAL SOCIETY’S FLOWER FEST (22 – 25 SEPT)
‘Tis the season of spring, and where better to enjoy this time of renewal than at a blooming good floral spectacular. Soak up the first rays of post-winter sun at the Hermanus Botanical Society’s annual flower festival at the Fernkloof Nature Reserve from Thursday, 22 to Sunday, 25 September 2016. This year’s theme is ‘Fynbos and Fire, in memory of the large fire that swept through the reserve last year. Find out why fynbos needs flames to flourish, and learn about a host of fauna and flora at the family-friendly show. There will also be a host of craft, food and drink stalls as well as a display of mini-gardens and installations for those who want to perk up a small gardening space.
EARTHWAVE BEACH FESTIVAL (TBC)
Love riding waves or consider yourself an avid beach lover? Then the annual Earthwave Beach Festival is right up your alley. This popular event gets underway in the surfer’s haven of Muizenburg on a date that’s still to be confirmed for 2016. If you’re interested in receiving updates, then subscribe to our newsletter and bring your gees and beach towels for a day out in the sun at some of the Mother City’s most pristine beaches.
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