Things to do this weekend – 27 to 29 September 2019

This weekend join Waterford for a special starlit dining experience, kick off market season by checking out some brand new selections at the Country Craft Market and take your four-legged, furry friends on an adventure at Warwick’s Annual Charity Doggie Walk. Enjoy the warmer days of wining, dining, running and riding in our list of things to do this weekend.

Waterford Under The Stars – Friday 27 September 2019 

Reserve your spot for “Waterford Under the Stars,” featuring Chef Craig Cormack from The Goose Roasters & Salt at Paul Cluver. Chef Cormack will be conducting a 3 course food demonstration to pair with selected Waterford wines.​


Helderberg Bierfees 2019 @ Church Street – 28 September 2019

It’s beer season, so head out and taste the best local craft beer at Charles Morkel Rugby Stadium in Church Street. Along with 15 beer stalls, wine will also be available for those who prefer grapes over yeast. Food stalls will be on hand to provide meals and snacks while the children’s area (kids under 12 get in free) will give parents a break to enjoy the beer tasting and live music.

Cost: R120 per adult (R150 tickets include a limited, Beer Festival glass)


Start Of Market Season @Country Craft Market – 28 September 2019


This is the first Country Craft Market of the season, and everyone is looking forward to getting back and reconnecting with old and new. This season has a “host of new and exciting things lined up” for this craft market, so expect to find a variety of quality art and hand-made items.


Robin Auld Live @ Triggerfish 28 September 2019

A show designed to uplift and enthuse, South African singer-songwriter, guitarist, poet and writer Robin Morton Auld will be entertaining guests at Triggerfish this Saturday. Slide guitar, harmonica, African blues guitar stylings, and soul vocals all feature in the sound of Robin Auld.

Music @ Zevenwacht Ft. Matthew Mole, 29 September 2019

Get the family together, grab a picnic blanket and head for Zevenwacht Wine Estate for a fun day out on the estate. There will be fully stocked bars, an array of Zevenwacht wines as well as tantalizing, artisanal food.

The day promises to cater for the whole family with renowned musicians, great food and great views of the picturesque wine estate.


Charity Dog Walk @Warwick Wine Estate – 28 September 2019

Join Vom Rinde Haus Dog Training and Warwick Wine Estate for a relaxing 3km walk through the vineyards – dogs allowed! Spend some quality time in the great outdoors with your best friend and support their nominated charities Bella’s Guardian Angels and Sarabi Paws With a Cause. Spot prizes will be up for grabs so keep an eye out for those.

Cost: R60pp – Walk only | R160pp incl walk, coffee on arrival, a wine tasting of the First Lady range, cheese & charcuterie platters to share.

After hours, contact Debbie – 084 9031 772 or Elton 073 799 5382. 

New Moon/Sunset Supper Walk @Helderberg Nature Reserve – 28 September 2019

Guided by Andreas Groenewald, this is a gradual climb up to the bench at the top of the Caracal Trail. A moderate level of fitness will be needed to best this walk. Enjoy the sunset while snacking on your picnic and then slowly walk back down during the new moon, while observing nature and the local wildlife.

Planning ahead: things to do next weekend

Two centuries of artistic innovation compiled in Strauss & Co’s spring sale

A stirring Irma Stern portrait of a Watussi woman, painted on Stern’s second trip to the Belgian Congo in 1946, leads Strauss & Co’s impressive offering of historical paintings at its forthcoming spring sale in Cape Town. The widely exhibited painting, which is valued at R9 – 12 million, will go on sale at the Vineyard Hotel, Newlands, on 7 October, along with three portraits by Maggie Laubser and a diverse selection of works by J.H. Pierneef, among them five joyous paintings from a single-owner collection.

Strauss & Co has announced the details of its forthcoming decorative arts sale in Cape Town, due to be held at the Vineyard Hotel on Monday, 7 October. Presented twice annually, this specialist sale is well known for featuring important single-owner collections. The catalogue for the upcoming spring sale includes art and objects from China, England and Japan drawn from two notable collections: the Andrew Newall Collection and the Estate late Mrs Sonia Lapin.