Things to do this weekend – 28 to 30 September 2018

Now that Spring is finally starting to make an appearance, we have a great selection of events and happenings to choose from this weekend. Snap up some rare vintages at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, see the gentle giants of the deep at Hermanus Whale Festival or be transported by the heartwarming stylings of renowned band Watershed live at Case Cerveza.


Cape Winemakers Guild Auction 2018 @ Spier – 29 Sep 2018

The annual Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction showcases the finest and most exclusive wines produced by some of South Africa’s leading winemakers in small quantities exclusively for this auction.

The auction is open to the public and attracts wine collectors and local and international buyers from the retail and hospitality industries. Telephonic and Proxy bidding options are available for buyers who wish to bid but are unable to attend on the day.

The 2018 Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, the Guild’s 34th, will take place on Saturday 29 September 2018 from 09:00. Further registration information and details on our Telephonic and Proxy bidding options are available from the Cape Winemakers Guild Office via email at or call Tel: +27 (0)21 852 0408.


The Final Chef’s themed dinner @ Vergelegen – 28 Sep 2018

Join Camphors Executive Chef Michael Cooke as he takes you through a unique journey of food that aims to tell the story of our gardens, culture, environment, heritage, and wine – a menu that reflects the story of our Estate and the pillars that uphold our philosophy. This is a menu that pays homage to the ORIGINS of Vergelegen.


Whale Festival Hermanus

Known for the best land-based whale watching in the world, Hermanus is just the right place to pay homage to the magnificent Southern Right Whales. And there’s no better time to spot this magnificent mammal than in September which is peak whale-watching season in this coastal village. The town will once again bursts into life with thousands of visitors who will flock here to enjoy the festivities of this prestigious event.

Over a period of 3 days, accommodations open their doors, restaurants dish up mouth-watering meals and the residents of Hermanus open their hearts in a warm welcome to visitor


Lourensford Twilight Market

 Join Lourensford for their signature #TwilightMarket on the beautiful Lourensford Estatein Somerset West!

Bring your loved one, family, friends or even your four-legged kids. Great quality food, a variety of new stalls & live entertainment!

The market will be open on Friday, the 28th of September from 17:00 – 21:00.

Entrance is free and all doggies on leashes are welcome.


Stellenbrau presents: Watershed live

Watershed will be performing in the courtyard of Casa Cerveza Restaurant in Stellenbosch on the 28th of September.

Tickets are R50 per person and will be available from 14 September on

Opening act will start at 19:00 and Watershed will follow at 20:00.

You will find Casa Cerveza Restaurant in the Blackhorse Centre, c/o Drop and Market Street in Stellenbosch.