Things to do this weekend: 29 to 31 March

Take the family for a movie at the Root 44 Pop Up Cinema, grab some piping hot comfort food at Vada’s or soak in some sundowners at Hidden Valley Wines. Music fans can catch over 40 international and local jazz artists at the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa, or take it easy and indulge in some Afro Pop and Tapas on a lazy Sunday afternoon with the Stone Jets. Take a tour of our bumper edition of things to do as the Winelands come alive with events and activities this weekend.


Over 40 international and local jazz artists perform over a 2 day period in the Mother City. Affectionately referred to as “Africa’s Grandest Gathering” the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, is in fact the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa.

This proudly South African produced event is hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in downtown, Cape Town each year.

Stone Jets @ Marianne Wine Estate – 31 March 2019

Sunday Wine Set: Afro Pop, Wine and Tapas

Cape Town’s Stone Jets, made up of Manfred Klose on guitars, Eduan Joubert on drums and Given Nkanyane on vocals and bass – creates toe-tapping music, wrapped in soul and traditional elements. Formed in 2013, songs from the trio’s first two EP’s have been featured on national television and playlisted on commercial, campus and community radio stations across the country. They have played all of SA’s major festivals and continue to grow their fan base wherever they share their sound.

R80 gives you entry and 3 delicious tapas. Be sure to book your tickets in advance.

Join the lovely Marianne Wine Estate for beautiful music, views and wine!

Music In The Park @ Knorhoek Estate – 31 March 2019

Smoked Pulled Pork Rolls & Various Burgers available from the Garden Kitchen, An outdoor bar & dancefloor creates a summer of fun, food, & great music.

Book your tickets through Quicket and get a 25% discount or buy your tickets at the gate on the day. Through Quicket R67.50 pp children R30.00 each (Gate Price R90.00pp ) Jumping Castle available for kids – Walk- in’s welcome


Blanket Drive in Somerset West – 20 March – 21 May 2019

The Lubbe Foundation have started the blanket drive in the wake of the winter in the Helderberg to be distributed at the end of May 2019 to the elderly and the handicapped. Donations can either be made at 2 Plein Street, Somerset West or Altena Cash Store, Altena Road, Strand or Sunset Beach Cafe, Hiberian Towers, Beach Road Strand. Cash donations can also be made at locations or via their website.


Friday Night Pizzas @ Spier Wine Farm – 29 March 2018

Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery situated on Spier Wine Farm is now serving pizza every Friday night. These sourdough pizza bases are made with stoneground flour and are fermented for 48hrs. Buffalo mozzarella from Buffalo Ridge is used – the only water buffalo dairy in South Africa and the country’s only producer of buffalo mozzarella. All meat products used are from Farmer Angus meats, raised on Spier Wine Farm. You can choose from 5 different pizzas such as The Fat Butcher: bianco base with creamed leaks, salsa verde, bone marrow, thyme and smoked cheddar or The Porky: tomato base with buffalo mozzarella, Farmer Angus bacon, avo and feta. Pair your pizza with a selection of Spier Wines including Spier’s Farm House organic Chenin Blanc, Rose or Straw Wine. Book on 021 809 1137 or www.vadas.co.za


Pop Up Cinema Family Night @ Root44 – 29 March 2019

The Family Pop Up Cinema at Root44 Market: Fun, laughter, bonding and family time at The Popcorn Club – Pop Up Cinema.

Gates open at 6.30 pm – Screening Starts at 8.00pm. Tickets R50 each – Available at Quicket// R60 at The Gate. Kids 12 and younger Free of Charge

Venue: Root 44 Market Stellenbosch. Audacia, Root 44. All ages Welcome. Drinks, Food and Snack will be on sale – No outside food and Drink Permitted. Bring your Blankets for comfort. Kids Area will be available with minders. The bar will be open for adult beverages.

About The Movie:

Instant Family 

When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child, but, when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15-year-old girl, they find themselves speeding from no kids to three kids—overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family, with hilarious consequences.


Summer Sundowners @ Hidden Valley Wines – 29 March 2019

Hidden Valley Wines, situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains, offers a wine, dine & art experience of exceptional quality. Join them for sundowners every Friday until the end of March 2019, from 17:30 to 19:30. Sit back and enjoy a glass of Hidden Valley Brut or Brut Rosé, perfectly paired with 6 oysters, while watching the sun set over Table Mountain. Cost: R165 per person. Advance booking is essential: winetasting@hiddenvalleywines.co.za or call 021 880 2646.


Kolsvlei MTB and Trail Run @ Piketberg


Take up the Kolsvlei MTB 100km Challenge or joins us for a fun-filled day with the family competing in one of the shorter distances at the Kolsvlei Trail Park just outside of Piketberg.

You will be challenged to complete 4 gruelling laps around the Kolsvlei Trails that will span over 100 kilometres with a total elevation profile of 1550m in the 100km MTB Extreme Challange!


SpitBraai last Sunday of the Month @ Le Pommier 

To braai or not to braai is never an option in sunny South Africa. South Africans can really braai anything, and it’s more than a meal, it is a tradition. A braai is about being South African, and so is a spitbraai.

A spit braai is a term derived from South African slang. It’s a method of cooking meat on a spit rotisserie machine. The meat is slowly cooked on a turning rod and regularly basted with flavour, we prefer to use Ina Paarman’s basting until is it perfectly cooked and ready to eat.

A spitbraai ultimately leans towards simplicity & taste in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for our familiar favourite Lamb Spitbraai every last Sunday of the Month – Live music, great wines & good times