Things to do this weekend: 19 – 21 April

With most of the locals headed up the coast for the long weekend, Stellenbosch becomes a quieter, more laid back affair. That doesn’t mean you’ll be left wanting for things to do! Check out the legendary Jesse Jordan at De Akker, take the kids to a petting zoo and grab some fresh air under a starlit sky as the Galileo Open Air Cinema screens Legends of the Fall at Hoogeind Manor.

MUSIC

Jesse Jordan @ De Akker Pub – 19 April 2019

19 April: Jesse Jordan A0ter discovering that he loved writing songs in high school and taking some guitar lessons, Jesse could sense that he was embarking on a journey to follow his dreams. From winning a national talent competition (Shell road to fame) & getting a major record deal with Universal to starting the JJB (Jesse Jordan Band) and recording 4 albums, hundreds of live shows in countless live music venues and festivals in South Africa as well as Namibia and Europe and opening for top acts such as Rodriguez and Johnny Clegg. Doing a compilation of original and pop rock acoustic covers, Jesse honed his ability to entertain & give 150% in every performance. Make sure you don’t miss his performance at Akker on Good Friday!

FAMILY FUN

Easter picnic fun for the family at Grande Provence

Hop on over and celebrate Easter Sunday in the Franschhoek winelands at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate. Enjoy a family picnic complete with an Easter egg hunt for the little ones, live music, and a wide variety of delicious treats.

Besides the traditional Easter egg hunt, children will be entertained with decorating a giant Easter egg, face painting, a jumping castle and a variety of lawn games. Adults can look forward to a laid back afternoon with fine Grande Provencewines and an Easter food basket filled to the brim.

The Grande Provence Easter Picnic starts at 12h00 and ends at 16h00. Entry is free, but bookings for the Easter Picnic Baskets at R800 per double, R400 per single and R300 for children under 10, need to be made ahead of time at Tel: (021) 876 8600 or email reservations@grandeprovence.co.za.

WINING AND DINING

A touch of tradition at Nederburg this Easter

As summer draws to a magnificent close, the Nederburg wine farm is getting ready to welcome visitors to its home in Paarl during Easter. Find out why Nederburg was recently included for the fourth consecutive time in the World’s Most Admired Wine Brands top 50 list by Drinks International.

Chef Lisa Cilliers of The Red Table, situated in Nederburg’s historic manor house, will be serving up a selection of delicious dishes from the restaurant’s à la carte menu, expertly matched with some of Nederburg’s award-winning wines. Given the Easter tradition, there will be plenty of fish to feast on. Think along the lines of smoked smoor snoek and cauliflower rice, lightly curried with sambals, green chutney and sweet potato crisps; and fresh fish of the day and chips with tartar sauce. Surprise blackboard specials and pre-booked picnics will also be on offer.

Easter Indulgences Await at the Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

Executive Chef, Stephen Fraser, will be presenting his popular Sunday lunch on the 21st of April 2019 in the Manor Kitchen, featuring exceptional sharing dishes and platters for the whole family to enjoy. This will be a first for Lanzerac and the experience is bound to make guests feel right at home and part of the Lanzerac household.

Seating is at 12h00 and the entire experience will cost R545 per person, half price for children aged 8 – 12, children under 7 years is complimentary.

Bookings and pre-payments are essential, please email restaurants@lanzerac.co.za or call +27.218871132.

MOVIE

The Galileo Open Air Cinema presents Legends Of The Fall at Hoogeind Manor Venue, under the stars!

In early 20th-century Montana, Col. William Ludlow (Anthony Hopkins) lives in the wilderness with his sons, Tristan (Brad Pitt), Alfred (Aidan Quinn) and Samuel (Henry Thomas). Eventually, the unconventional but close-knit family encounters tragedy when Samuel is killed in World War I. Tristan and Alfred survive their tours of duty, but, soon after they return home, both men fall for Samuel’s gorgeous fiancée, Susannah (Julia Ormond), and their intense rivalry begins to destroy the family.

Tickets range from R89 – R175
Ticket info & sales: www.thegalileo.co.za/buy-tickets/