Things to do this weekend: 6 July to 8 July 2018

From Gordon’s Bay’s sparkling festival of lights, to watching the majesty of Hermanus’ gentle giants and going for a brisk Sunday morning run at Vergenoegd, there’s no shortage of things to do this weekend. Here are our top events and happenings that are well worth getting all wrapped up in.



Find your light in Gordon’s Bay – 6 to 8 July 2018

Gordon’s Bay hosts the spectacular Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights every year.

The highlight is the Carnival Weekends,  don’t miss the last one this weekend from 6 – 8 July 2018. Join in for great music, markets and merrymaking! Take the whole family for a day of fun, excitement, fantastic food from all over the world, art and crafts, interesting toys for dad, competitions, the new Winter Palace (with snow!) and the fun fair.



Spend the day whale watching in Walker Bay

Whale season begins in June and continues until the end of November. Watch these majestic creatures frolic in the coves of Walker Bay, throughout whale season.

The town has art galleries, restaurants and craft markets to enjoy. It makes for an easy day trip or an ideal weekend getaway, check out our weekend getaway overviewaccommodation specials as well as the whale, wine and wors tours for ideas on what to do during the Whale Season in Hermanus.



MY Run @ Vergenoegd Wine Estate – Sun, 8 July 2018

The official Myrun event at Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate will be held every Sunday morning. 

Join them for a timed, free run or walk and earn up to 300 Vitality points for finishing. Everyone is welcome, regardless of level of fitness.



Classical stylings at the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival.

The biggest of its kind on the continent, the International Chamber Music Festival returns this Friday 6 July to Sunday 15 July 2018 at Stellenbosch University for another round of orchestral music, public master classes and student mentoring.

This ten day long festival puts Stellenbosch University and South Africa on the international music calendar as an event of outstanding musicianship and as a nurturing ground for young talent.

Cost: Tickets for the evening and orchestral concerts are available at and cost between R100/p and R140/p.



Swap your old clothes for wine

In a brilliant initiative to provide the needy with warm winter essentials, Jordan Wine Estate will let you swap your old clothes for selected Jordan Wines until the end of August.