Things to do this weekend in the Winelands

Spend your Saturday trawling for hidden gems at the Country craft market, fight off the summer heat with some icy brews and catch Nataniel, Dan Patlansky and Olé as they perform live at venues across the Winelands. We have all your leisure needs covered in our list of things to do this weekend.


Cape Town Sevens @Cape Town Stadium – 13 to 15 December 2019

The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is coming to Cape Town and will be played at the exhilarating Cape Town Stadium. Sixteen of the best men`s teams and the 12 top women`s teams will again take part in this prestigious event. The party stand will be on the South stand where fans will be treated to a host of entertainment.


Country Craft Market – Festive Edition – 16 December 2019 

The Country Craft Market is renowned for unique hand crafts made with the greatest care and attention to detail. This outdoor family-friendly market provides a great alternative to bustling malls. Shoppers are spoiled for choice with around 140 stalls displaying potential gifts for all ages. There are also many décor items available for the home and garden.

The little ones will be kept entertained on the jumping castle, while the Country Kitchen provides a place to sit down in the shade and relax with refreshments, you can even bring the family pet (as long as they are kept on a leash). There is plenty of safe parking behind the market off Dummer Street.


Dan Patlansky Live @Tiger’s Milk – 13 December 2019

Tiger’s Milk Stellenbosch presents the Dan Patlansky show on Friday 13 December. If blues is your thing you will undoubtedly have heard of SAMA Award-winning Dan Patlansky, his six-string Fender Stratocaster and Hendrix/Zeppelin skill. Join Tiger’s Milk for a night of smooth blues in an intimate setting with drinks and great dining options.

Nataniël returns to the auditorium of Durbanville High School on Friday, December 13 for his annual Christmas Concert with Charl du Plessis on piano, Werner Spies on bass guitar and Peter Auret on drums.

A show for the whole family to end off the year with some Latin flair. The world-class combination of the guitar duo CH2 and the impressive talents of The Spanish Dancers are set to set the stage alight with their artistry. Spanish hits of the Gypsy Kings, CH2’s own compositions as well as international and South African artists will be heard on the day.


Darling Summer Beer Festival @Darling Brew – 14 December 2019

Darling Brew brings you the third Darling Summer Festival on the 14th December 2019. This ever-popular Winelands festival brings together 8 breweries, food collabs from Chef Camilla Comins and Beer Country and live music from DJ Steak, Congo Cowboys and Red Tape Riot.

From Paternoster to the Winelands, you’ll enjoy various seafood with crayfish (made in different ways) being the main attraction of the event. You can also expect smoked fish, Paella, Abelone Potjie, traditional fish and chips, oysters and many more authentic South African seafood dishes.

To make sure you’re enjoying all the Winelands has to offer, there will be various local South African Wines available. Entrance ticket will include a wine glass and several tasters. Guests can also purchase wine to enjoy with friends and family on the farm. A cash bar will be available for those who would rather enjoy their seafood with an alternative beverage.

Spier Light Art Festival @Spier – December 2019 to December 2020.

The popular annual Spier Light Art will be presented again from 8 December 2019 to 19 January 2020. Each night, visitors will experience an array of light and sound artworks throughout this historic Stellenbosch farm. 21 diverse artworks will be scattered across the Spier farm. Some are playful and interactive, while others invite poignant contemplation.


Hellsend Dirt Jump & Shuttle Day @Hellsend Dirt Compound

The Trails Crew will be having another Dirt Jump & Shuttle day on Saturday 14 December at Hellsend Dirt Compound off Helshoogte pass just outside of Stellenbosch. Shuttles will run from 10:30 till 17:30. There will be boerie rolls, hot chips & snacks on sale and a bar serving soft drinks and beers. Cash only.

Shuttles: R350 (includes access to dirt jumps).

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