It’s a leap year, so make the most of that extra day with our bumper list of things to do in the Winelands this weekend. The build-up to South Africa’s biggest cycling exhibition kicks off this Sunday, Stellenbosch University is hosting it’s annual Open Day, Akkedis is performing alongside Heuwels Fantasties at the Taalmonument and practice your swing dancing at Amazink! in Kayamandi.
RUNNING + RIDING
With the 42nd running of its world-famous cycling tour as its crescendo, the Cape Town Cycle Tour Lifecycle Week is an eight-day celebration of all things cycling, where a world-famous city embraces human power and celebrates the healthy lifestyle and freedom of movement the humble bicycle offers all its inhabitants and visitors.
The first Lifestyle Challenge event of 2020 will be hosted at D’Aria Wine Estate in Durbanville on Sunday, 1 March 2020. Start your healthy, balanced and purposeful year with another trail run with or without obstacles. This is a timed event.
The Galileo Open Air Cinema presents a variety of movie favourites under a magical ceiling of stars at some of Cape Town’s most enchanting venues. Doors open at 6pm (5pm Sat & 4pm Sun) onto a festive mini-market, so arrive early to enjoy delicious food, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, coffee and popcorn before the movie starts at sunset. Kids 3 years old and younger enter for free at The Galileo and can simply arrive at the event with a paying parent/guardian.
Join Sonneblom Deli on 28 February for their first evening craft market. Various handmade products will be on sale in the garden (weather permitting). They will also have a food and coffee stall so no need to make dinner plans.
Stellenbosch University Open Day will allow you to explore the institution first-hand and ask any questions you may have. The university’s Open Day will be held from 08:30 to 16:00 on Saturday, 29 February 2020.
The iconic Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument’s 45th festival year kicks off on Friday, 28 February 2020, with a booming night of rock and electronic music – brought to your eardrums by Akkedis Band and Die Heuwels Fantasties. Beverage and food stalls, as well as secure parking, will be available. Remember to take warm clothes and blankets. There is also an outdoor exhibition of poems in the Groen Galery, children’s playgrounds and beautiful views of the Cape Peninsula and Boland Mountains.
Swing out in Kayamandi with Cape Town Swing! Head out to the iconic Amazink in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch on 29 February 2020 for a free taster class for those who are new to swing dancing, courtesy of Boogie Back Dance Company.
There will be a braai happening with vegan options to choose from.