Events and happenings: this weekend in the Winelands

It’s February and the Winelands is springing to life with events and happenings. Celebrate the harvest with Nederburg, the legendary Yo Yo Ma comes to South Africa for the first time ever and enjoy this easygoing weather with a movie under the stars at Meerendal Wine Estate.


Celebrate The 2020 Wine Grape Harvest At Dusk With Nederburg

It’s almost that time of the year again when Nederburg’s team of viticulture and winemaking experts face the 2020 wine grape harvest head-on. The most special time of the year in the wine industry, the annual harvest is a celebration of thanksgiving for nature’s incredible bounty.

As always, Nederburg will be inviting guests to experience the harvest first-hand, providing the opportunity to sip, savour, snip and squash during the Paarl winery’s 2020 Harvest at Dusk Festival, scheduled to take place on Saturday, 8 February 2020.


Pilates@ Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards – 8 February 2020

Natura celebrates healthy lifestyle choices and invites you to join them for Pilates in the Leopard’s Leap gardens.

Soak in the morning beauty of the Franschhoek Valley and stay for a tasting of their healthy Natura Classic De-Alcoholised Red and White, a Natura Mojito mocktail and a Breakfast Bowl with muesli, yogurt and fresh fruit.


Yo-Yo Ma: The Bach Project @Kirstenbosch Gardens – 8 February 2020

UPDATE: Tickets to this event have sold out.

Legendary musician and humanitarian Yo-Yo Ma makes his long-awaited South African debuts in 2020. Mr Ma will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello in one sitting without interval, as part of The Bach Project.

Over the next two years, Mr Ma will play all six suites across six continents. Accompanying each performance will be events that seek to put culture in action by bringing people and organizations together to address pressing social issues.


The Galileo Open Air Cinema presents Rocky Horror Picture Show @Meerendal Wine Estate – 8 February 2020

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”


Darkfest Dirt Biking @Hellsend Compound – 7 and 8 February 2020

Hosted by MTB legend Sam Reynolds, along with his build crew Nico Vink and Clemens Kaudela. The boys are currently hard at work, building and beefing up the existing course as well as adding a new feature, which you can follow the weekly updates via Sam’s YouTube channel leading up.

You will also get the chance to get a behind the scenes look at the filming of one of the most viral core Mountain Bike video projects in recent years. The Hellsend Dirt Compound at Vuurberg farm near Stellenbosch will be open to the public for two days only with a limited batch of tickets up for grabs for Friday 7th and Saturday 8th of February,

Park and Ride services to The Match in Africa featuring Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal – 7 February 2020

This service has been implemented to reduce traffic congestion around Cape Town Stadium and offer a family-friendly, safe and convenient alternative to using private vehicles. The service is operated by the experienced Park and Ride SA team, who are specialists in event transport.

The park and ride service is an integral part of the transportation and traffic management plan and arrangements have been made to ensure all buses have ease of access to the stadium and preferred parking. Your park and ride ticket, departing from your selected departure point, will include return transport and free, undercover parking.

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