April is known as a month for positive vibes, providing balance when it comes to our mind, bodies, and souls. How fitting then that the last weekend of the month is a long weekend, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a gamut of experiences in and around the Winelands. Get your cheese fix at one of the biggest food festivals of the year, go for a hike under silvery moonlight, pick up the pace on your bike, or simply catch dinner and a show. Here is our pick of the best things to do this weekend:
EAT: South African Cheese Festival , 27-29 April 2018
The big event of the weekend is the SA Cheese Festival at Sandringham Farm which is considered one of the most popular agri-expos of the region, showcasing a selection of local cheese makers and their wares.
EAT MORE: 28 April 2018 – The Stellenbosch Slowmarket
Authentic Slow Food market that sells products that have been grown, raised, harvested, caught, preserved, handmade or transformed by the producers themselves. Contact: +27 (0) 21 886 8514 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIKE: 29 & 30 April – Delvera Falke Full Moon Hikes
Experience the splendour of the great outdoors with magnificent views of the Cape Peninsula. Enjoy a leisurely 9,75km hike on a marked circle route through the vineyards, traversing the majestic Yellow Wood forest to the top of Klapmutskop in the heart of the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy.
RUN: 28 April 2018 – Run The Vines #12 Trail Run at Nederburg Wines.
Run The Vines is a series of trail runs that encourages family and friends, young and old to have a healthy life style by taking part in events that will accommodated all fitness levels. Enter here.
BIKE: 29 April 2018 – Ride The Vines MTB #1 at Nederburg Wines
A series of 6 MTB events for the whole family that will take place on 6 different wine farms in and around the picturesque Paarl region. Enter here.
MOVIES: 28 April 2018 – Spier Outdoor Movie Nights screens Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Relax on the lawns of the Werf with a picnic and enjoy timeless classics under the stars! Gates open at 18:00 and movie starts at 20:30.
MUSIC: Munro Du Toit live at Cuvee, 28 April 2018
Gather a few friends or bring the family and enjoy dinner with live music by singer, songwriter and Idols contestant, Munro Du Toit.