Have you heard about all the tempting Cape Winelands events and festivals that will take place this summer in Stellenbosch and the surrounding wine estates? Wine tastings, family picnics, fresh food markets, carol concerts and festive atmosphere galore! Only a mere 40-minute-drive from Cape Town's city center, you can enjoy the clear - and sometimes warmer - air and relaxed countryside feel when you visit the region's festive events. And if you are as lucky as we are to live in this lovely part of the world, make the most of the special summer celebrations in the various estates and enjoy some of the finest food and wines in the Cape winelands!
The holidays are around the corner and Stellenbosch is gearing up for a season of celebration and sharing in the good times. Take your time scrolling down through the many fantastic events of the Cape winelands or bookmark this page for further reference. Wishing you a wonderful festive season!
Stellenbosch Street Soirees see local wine farms and restaurants putting on a party for locals and visitors alike in the town streets. Catch them until March from 18h00 to 20h00.
Head to Alto Estate for their Sunset Rouge Evenings every Friday until 31 January 2020. Life entertainment and delicious red wine to be enjoyed over the estate’s generous views.
Neethlingshof Music Wednesdays have already kicked off and run through the summer season till March 2020. Happening every Wednesday evening from 5pm to 8pm (except for Christmas) popular acoustic guitarist, Francois Haasbroek and other artists set the scene for a mid-week wind down. Visitors can order cheese and charcuterie platters.
Spier Light Art installations can't be missed! This is the second edition of the popular festival which brings 21 light art installations to the Cape Winelands.
Galileo open-air movies are shown at various wine estates: Blaauwklippen Wine Estate in Stellenbosch or Boschendal and Leopard's Leap in Franschhoek or Rhebokskloof and Nederburg in Paarl or Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville - among many others - tough choice!
Take a magical Steam Train Day Trip to Elgin. Hop on the train in Cape Town and experience a leisurely ride through the Cape winelands to Elgin. Travel in a vintage wooden coach and enjoy the ride until stopping for a visit at the Elgin Railway Market before returning to Cape Town in nostalgic style.
Make sure to visit our special page about wine festivals in the Cape Winelands - Enjoy the beautiful Cape :-)