Things to do this weekend in Stellenbosch

Get lost the bliss of bubbly at the Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, catch some of the biggest local musical legends in concert, work up a satisfying sweat at the Origin of Trails and Muddy Princess events and let your rebel flag fly at the Festival of Rebels. We have all your leisurely needs covered in our great list of things to do this weekend in the Winelands.


The Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival – 30 November 2019

One of SA’s premier social calendar highlights, this year’s event takes place over the weekend of 30 November and 1 December at the iconic Huguenot Monument.

For those preferring a laid-back stylish experience, Sunday’s offering aka ‘The Big Bubbly Brunch’, should not be missed. Mingle with friends as you sample the wide range of local MCCs as well as select French champagnes on offer. Franschhoek favourites include the award-winning producers Le Lude, La Motte, Black Elephant Vintners, Colmant  and Boschendal, amongst others.


Noddy Party @ Vergelegen Wine Estate from Nov to Dec 2019

Somerset West Round Table 31 has hosted the Noddy Party for over 50 years, one of the oldest, ongoing fund raising projects in SA.

Joyous events for children as well as parents, who get to dress-up in colourful cartoon character outfits with a programme of activities lined-up.


Arno Carstens live @ Triggerfish 30 November 2019

Arno is a platinum-selling singer songwriter, has released multiple albums with a string of successful singles & awards including ; Best Rock Album, Best Alternative Album & Song of the Year.

He’s toured with INXS, U2 & Rolling Stones. He has performed internationally at Glastonbury, Hard Rock Calling & VFestival. He’s been called “The godfather of South African Rock” by Mail & Guardian and the Sunday Times have hailed him as “One of the most prolific songwriters & performers of our time”

Koos Kombuis Live @ Fred & Max, 29 November 2019

Koos Kombuis will be performing at Fred & Max on 29 November 2019. Join them for a great evening of local live music by the legendary Koos Kombuis


Origin of Trails MTB @ Stellenbosch – 30 November 2019

Entries are open for SA’s MTB social event of the year, the 7th annual Origin Of Trails MTB Experience that will take Stellenbosch by storm on Saturday 30 November 2019 and Sunday 01 December 2019.

“An individual 2-day MTB Experience, the Origin Of Trails reminds mountain bikers why they ride,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “Instead of racing, entrants are encouraged to savour the moment, take in the spectacular Stellenbosch views and enjoy the trails.  There are enough mountain bike races in the Western Cape.  The Origin Of Trails is an experience.  The routes highlight the beauty and splendour of the City Of Oaks.  Mountain bikers can look forward to the ‘once a year opportunity’ to experience a vast network of world-class trails.  In 2018 we opened the experience to trail runners with the introduction of the Origin Of Trails Trail Run, making Saturday 30 November and Sunday 01 December the perfect weekend in Stellenbosch for off-road adventurers.”

Muddy Princess @ Sandringham Farm – 1 December 2019

For princesses of all sizes, ages and fitness levels. Be prepared to run, walk, crawl, climb, slide, balance and laugh your way along the Muddy Princess course for an amazing “girls dirty day out.”.

There are no limits on the size of your team, and you don’t have to feel excluded if you are entering as an individual, all of the entrants are considered part of the Muddy Princess family and there will always be help and support to ensure everybody makes it over the obstacles and crosses the finish line at their own pace.


Festival of Rebels@ Castle of Good Hope – 30 November  – 1 Dec 2019

Cape Town plays host to the 1st edition of the Festival Of Rebels tour.

Here they celebrate all makes, models & piston-powered machinery. Festival Of Rebels is more than your typical ”Bike Festival”. It is a celebration of all things powered by a piston. A two-day motorcycle lifestyle festival showcasing the best in live entertainment, over 40 of SA’S most loved bands and DJs over 2 stages to create the perfect rebel atmosphere.. 150 food/ lifestyle/ fashion and motorcycle activations.

Many well-known brands with a little rebel in them will be seen over the 2 days with special areas & activations.