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What’s on this weekend

What's on this weekend

Come back weekly for up-to-date information of things to do in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

What’s on this weekend

Cape Town

V&A Food Market – November to April – 10:00 to 19:00.

Hermanus Country Market – Every Saturday morning at the Hermanus Cricket Club from 08:00 to 12:00.

Napier Village Market – This indoor market takes place every Friday from 11:00 – 17:00 and every Saturday from 09:00 to 13:00.

Neighbourgoods Market – The market takes place at the Old Biscuit Mill every Saturday from 09:00 to 14:00.

An evening with Nederburg – Platter’s winery of the year – Wine lovers are invited to explore South Africa’s premier wines at The Table Bay with one of the country’s foremost wine experts and publisher of the Platter’s By Diners Club South African Wine Guide, Jean-Pierre Rossouw, in a series of exclusive pairing evenings to be hosted in 2017. The experiences will be elevated with specialised menus designed by The Table Bay’s Executive Chef, Jocelyn Myers-Adams. The first in the series takes place on 6 April 2017 and features Nederburg Wines which recently received the prestigious Winery of the Year title in the 2017 edition of Platter’s By Diners Club South African Wine Guide.  The menu, created in close collaboration with Jean-Pierre Rossouw, has been approved by Nederburg’s cellar-master Andrea Freeborough.  Rossouw and Freeborough will be attending the dinner on 6 April. To preserve the intimate and interactive atmosphere, seats will be limited. Booking is essential. Book via [email protected] or 021 406 5988. The cost per person is R650, this is inclusive of the four courses, each paired with a glass of Nederburg wine. Visit The Table Bay website for more details.

Fry’s Annual Green Meeting – Capetonians clear your diaries now because the Fry’s Annual Green Meeting (AGM) is headed your way on the 22nd April at Jack Black Brewery. From 14:00 to 22:00 you will be inspired by experts in topics surrounding conscious, sustainable living about how to live a healthy, planet-friendly, plant-based lifestyle; enjoy delicious vegan food; listen to great music, and make lasting connections with other passionate people! You’ll also be one of the first in South Africa to try another exciting new product that will be revealed by Fry’s at the event. Tickets cost R150 per person. For more information, visit the Fry’s website.


Vineyards Pizza & Wine Festival – Embrace the last month of summertime bliss and visit the 2017 Stellenbosch Vineyards Pizza & Wine Festival from 25 to 26 March at the picturesque Welmoed Farm. Offering two fun-filled days of superb wines, music, entertainment, kids’ activities, a variety of pizzas and other rustic foods, the festival promises to tantalise your taste buds and find the perfect culinary match for your favourite wine, as you dig into a variety of pizzas – gourmet to traditional favourites, vegetarian to Banting and Flammkuchen (German pizza) to Calzones. Tickets cost R160 pp and include entry, a tasting glass, five wine tasting coupons and three R10 pizza discount vouchers. Children under the age of 18 years enter free of charge. Visit webtickets.co.za to get your ticket.

Port Elizabeth 

Baakens Food Truck Friday – 10 March 2017. The fun starts at 16:00 and runs until 21:00. Now a staple on the Bay’s monthly event calendar, the night market has no entry fee and offers something for the whole family. The event will roundup in excess of 20 food trucks, trailers and tuk-tuks parked along Brickmakers Kloof Road, offering a unique variety of their signature dishes. All food is priced under R45 so visitors can enjoy an evening out without breaking the bank.

Baakens Food Truck Friday - what's on this weekend


Jozi Real Food Market – takes place at the Pirates Sports Club every Saturday from 08:30 to 13:00.

Bryanston Organic Market – takes place Thursdays and Saturdays 09:00 to 15:00.

The Linden Market – every Saturday 08:30 to 16:00.

Riversands Farm Village Market – Open every Friday, 13:00 to 17:00; Saturday, 09:00 to 17:00; Sunday 09:00 to 16:00.

27Boxes Night Market – every Wednesday evening from 17:00 – 21:00. Click here to read more.

A South African Whisky Event With Master Distiller Andy Watts – 15 March 2017 at 19:00 at the Cellar Door with host and Master Distiller, Andy Watts. It will be an evening of an unforgettable South African whisky journey at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg. For R795, guests can enjoy a deconstructed Bains tasting, the Three Ships Pinotage cask collector’s item, a limited edition 2015 PX Three Ships collector’s item and a whisky in progress. All this followed with a gourmet, whisky inspired menu, created by Four Seasons Executive Chef, Dirk Gieselmann.

St Patrick’s Day at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff – On 17 March 2017, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg will celebrate St Patrick’s Day with an Irish whisky tasting and menu pairing. Hosted by a duo of Irish whisky experts, guests will experience a modern take on Irish cuisine expertly paired with a selection of highly sought after boutique, single Potstill whiskies from the Midleton Distillery – the largest still in the world, where Jameson is made. Venue: Cellar Door at Four Seasons Hotel from 19:00 – 21:00 at a cost of R695 per person.

Experience the new Chivas Ultis @ Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff – The new Chivas Ultis will launch in South Africa and this is an exclusive opportunity to experience this Ultra Premium Whisky on 23 March 2017 at 19:00 at the Cellar Door at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg at a cost of R950 per person. This will be expertly paired with a gourmet dinner created by Four Seasons Executive Chef Dirk Gieselmann. The evening will be hosted by Chivas Ambassador, Abongile Kolisi and guests can experience the Chivas family of whiskies and three of the five most pertinent Single Malts that form Chivas Ultis.


Irene Green Market – Every Wednesday from 09:00 to 12:00

Montana Family Market – Open every Tuesday – Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00

The Tequila & Mexican Food Festival ft Karen Zoid & Francois VC – Saturday, May 13 at 11:00 to 19:00. A fun filled day celebrating the fine cuisine, tequila and traditions that Mexico has to offer. Imagine a day full of colour, ponchos, sombreros, music, burritos, nachos, churros & tacos all washed down by a variety of tequila based drinks/cocktails.


FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show – A highlight on the wine calendar since 2008, Lowveld wine lovers will need little persuasion to sample and savour the Cape’s finest on the 6th and 7th of April 2017. Tickets to the show are available via Computicket as well as the Money Market counters in Shoprite Checkers stores.  Emnotweni Rewards cardholders will received up to 20% discount if they purchase tickets online at emnotweni.co.za or via computicket.com. Wine lovers can plan their tasting experience in advance by visiting  www.mpumalangawineshow.co.za for a full list of exhibitors and wines in the lead-up to the show.


Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market – Saturday from 06:30 to 11:30.


LINDT GOLD BUNNY Gardens –This Easter, children in Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban will have the opportunity to embark on the ultimate Easter hunt, as The LINDT GOLD BUNNY Gardens, once again, make their way to all three major cities over the holiday period. These enchanting gardens will play host to a series of Easter hunts, during which children will be able to fill their baskets with delicious LINDT treats.

To enter the gardens all you need to do is purchase a LINDT GOLD BUNNY Milk 100g from a Woolworths store or at The LINDT GOLD BUNNY Garden Kiosk and keep your till slip (Each LINDT GOLD BUNNY Milk 100g entitles one child to enter a LINDT GOLD BUNNY Garden). Hunts take place twice per hour. For more information, please visit www.lindt.com.

Cape Town: 31 March – 02 April 2017 (Canal Walk and Cavendish)

Durban and Pretoria: 07-09 April 2017 (Gateway and Menlyn)

Recommended age group: 4-10 years old

Make your very own LINDT GOLD BUNNY at the LINDT Chocolate Studios – If you are in Cape Town or Johannesburg, the LINDT Chocolate Studios are offering the chance for you to bring the magic of Easter alive with this fun and interactive class, exclusively brought to you by our passionate Lindt Master Chocolatiers. First mould your very own LINDT GOLD BUNNY followed by creating and decorating an indulgent chocolate garden all made with the finest LINDT Chocolate. The class costs R195 and is approximately 1 hour long. For more information and bookings, visit: www.chocolatestudio.co.za.


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