Things to do this weekend

Winter is very much around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you have to give into the temptation of disappearing underneath a pile of blankets just yet! This weekend folk from all over will be flocking to Franschhoek for the Cab Franc Carnival and the Franschhoek Literary Festival, and for those wanting to stretch their legs there are beginners MTB classes at Delvera or simply take a stroll through the amazing Zeitz MOCAA on International Museum Day!



Franschoek Cabernet Franc Carnival 2018


The 2018 Cabernet Franc Carnival will once again bring one of the most interesting wine varietals to an adoring public. The Carnival takes place at scenic Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West where 19 wineries will be on hand to show off their 100% Cabernet Francs, Cab Franc-led blends and in some cases even Cab Franc Rosé’s.



Wine vs Craft Beer Festival at Knorhoek.


Spend a whole day experiencing the best wines and craft beer from across South Africa .



Franschhoek Literary Festival


Book lovers can gorge themselves at the Franschhoek Literary Festival this weekend from Friday to Sunday. The events take place in a variety of village venues within a few minutes’ walk of each other, creating a vibrant ambience in streets buzzing with book-lovers.
Tickets for individual events cost R70/p unless otherwise indicated, and are available via Webtickets. A limited number of R20/p student tickets are available.



Beginners MTB Skills Clinic at Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera Farm – Sunday 20 May


David Hogan will cover MTB skills not only aimed at beginners, but for those riders who have been riding for some time and want to learn to be more confident on the trails. Whether you participate in Cross Country Mountain Bike Races, Gravity Enduro Races or just MTB Trail Ride for fun, he’ll provide you with training and skills at any level. Ages 12 and up.



Photography workshop at Jordan Wine Estate


This full day workshop will comprise of learning about exposure of your camera, followed by a practical session in the vineyards.



International Museum Day at Zeitz MOCAA (Free entry on Friday, 18 May)


Every year on 18 May the world celebrates International Museum Day. To join in on the festivities, Zeitz MOCAA will be be opening their doors for free for the entire day this Friday. If you plan on staying a while, book a table at the Bistro to avoid disappointment.