Cape Town: Wacky Wine Weekend
With nearly 50 participating wineries showcasing their wines, visitors can expect even more festivity and celebration at this year’s Wacky Wine festival. With myriad key attractions, this well-loved event is a ‘must-do’ on the annual social calendar.
The festival will embrace the usual line-up of fun-filled activities, like vineyard tractor trips, river cruises, farmers’ markets, live music and more. So whether you’re a fun-seeker, wine novice or connoisseur, there is something for everyone. And, as always, there will be a wide range of children’s activities.
For more details, contact the Robertson Wine Valley office at 023 626 3167 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates & Times:
Thursday 6 June to Sunday 9 June
Weekend pass: R100pp. (Passport includes tasting glass and allows you access to and tastings at all participating wineries. Available at participating venues.)
Please note: other activities are either free or work on a pay-as-you go basis.
Robertson Wine Valley
Johannesburg: Visit the James Hall Museum of Transport
The JHMT gives visitors a rare glimpse of Johannesburg’s transport history, dating back more than a century. The museum is the most comprehensive land transport museum in South Africa, with thematic displays and exhibits in the various exhibition halls.
Children will be in awe of the museum’s collection of animal-drawn carts, ox-wagons, bicycles, coaches, motorbikes, steam locomotives, electric cars, fire engines and other self-propelled vehicles.
The Pennyfarthing Tuck Shop sells snacks, cool drinks, chips and sweets. If the weather plays along, you can also have a picnic on the museum grounds.
The JHMT is definitely the place for car or transport enthusiasts! For more information, call 011 435 9718 or 011 435 9485/6/7.
Dates & Times:
Weekends: 9am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm
The JHMT, Pioneers Park, Rosettenville Road, La Rochelle
Pretoria: Take a Mini Road Trip to Cullinan
Take the family on a nostalgic outing to the historical diamond village of Cullinan. This peaceful Victorian village is situated only 20 minutes (30km) northeast of Pretoria.
Walk down the streets and visit the various arts and crafts shops and other businesses established in the old buildings and be transported back in time. Have lunch at one of the several quaint café-style restaurants in town. The Station Restaurant offers visitors a variety of traditional dishes and a taste of genuine boerekos.
Cullinan, 30km northeast of Pretoria
Durban: Durban Surf Carnival
Gather the family and head off to New Pier Beach this weekend for the Durban Surf Carnival.
Catch world-class wave riding in the SA Stand Up Paddleboard Championships, the KZN Longboard Championships (for adults, juniors and veteran ‘legends’), and an all-new Forgotten Soul Retro Surfing division with surfers riding old-fashioned boards.
The event will also host the SNAP Photographic Competition, a favourite with all the avid surf photographers – professional and amateur – getting in on the action, so remember to take your camera! Another new edition to this year’s event will be the Club Zero fitness programme, which will take place on the beach during the carnival. Club Zero representatives will be available throughout the day to chat to you about any questions you might have on fitness.
Are your kids keen on learning how to surf? Enter them in the free Mad Dog Surf School beginners’ clinic. The lessons are designed to enable you to stand and surf before the weekend is over.
For more details, call 031 201 2169 or visit durbansurfcarnival.blogspot.com.
Dates & Times:
Friday 7 June to Sunday 9 June
Free for visitors
New Pier, along Durban’s Golden Mile