Weekly Events Round Up (16-22 Apr 2012)
We are already mid way through April and with Easter a not too distant memory we have a breather before the next lot of public holidays to look forward too. Even though you might want to rest up and relax after a hectic Easter break, event organisers from around South Africa have been busy arranging a variety of events to keep you all revelling.
Choose from a selection of sporting events to take part in, including trail running, the ultimate triathlon, MTB races and the continuing Marathon season and if you are keen why not try out barrel rolling! Those of you busy planning your special Wedding day, check out the various Wedding events on offer.
So gather your family and friends together, whether it is with a picnic, blanket and bottle of wine for star gazing at the magnificent Southern African night skies or visiting some of the various wine shows around the country, we have activities for all to get out and about to make the most of autumn this week …
Events in the Western Cape:
On Saturday 21 April 2012 you can take part in the Eendracht Hotel Vista Trail Run in Stellenbosch. This event will be held in aid of two children’s charities and offers a challenging 12km trail run as well as a 5km fun run which is ideal for families. Both events start at the Coetzenburg Athletics Stadium at 07h30 and 07h35 respectively. Telephone Wilmien on +27 (0)82 337-9669 or Hennie on +27 (0)84 952-5412 for more information.
Sip wine and watch the sunset as a prelude to an elegant dinner and a fascinating talk on the Southern African night skies on Saturday 21 April 2012 at the Starry Starry Night event in Yzerfontein along the West Coast of South Africa. This year you will experience the added benefit of learning about the culture of the San people in the interests of expanding our knowledge and understanding of this fascinating culture. An enjoyable meal, dessert and bos koffie follows under the night skies before you journey back home after a memorable experience.
Savour the true spirit of the quaint Bot Rivier Wine Route when local winemakers share the spotlight with the latest cellar gems from the heart of the Overberg during a fun-filled Barrels & Beards Harvest Celebration hosted by Bot Rivier on Saturday 21 April 2012. Tickets to the event include a complimentary tasting of the latest wines; a souvenir wine glass, and the dinner. To book your tickets or more information contact Nicolene Heyns at Bot Rivier Wines.
Visit the Wedding Affair at Rickety Bridge from Saturday 21 April to Sunday 22 April 2012 for all you need to plan your perfect special day. From wedding planners to florists, hair to photographers, to the ideal honeymoon, find it all at Rickety Bridge, an enchanting wedding venue and wine estate in picturesque village of Franschhoek. Contact +27 (0)21 876-2129 for more information.
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Events in the Eastern Cape:
Nelson Mandela Bay in Port Elizabeth is the venue of the infamous Iron Man South Africa which will be held on Sunday 22 April 2012. Iron Man South Africa is the ultimate test of human endurance and the human spirit and is the biggest triathlon on African soil. It is a 17 hour celebration of human determination and strength and crossing that finish line is a moment never to be forgotten. So if you want to be part of a truly inspirational, life changing and ultimate endurance challenge make sure you are there. For more information contact the Iron Man South Africa Race office on +27 (0)82 476 6629.
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Events in KwaZulu Natal:
Enjoy the Mr Price Karkloof Classic MTB Festival from Friday 20 April to Sunday 22 April 2012. Now in its 7th festival year, is the largest MTB festival in South Africa and brings riders even more value than before, with three days of awesome riding, innovative tracks, great entertainment and a country atmosphere in the picturesque Karkloof Valley outside Howick. From the fantastic tracks and goodie bags you will find Karkloof is the most progressive mountain biking destination in South Africa.
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Events in Gauteng:
The SA Weddings ‘Bride of the Year‘ competition will be hosted at the Clearwater Mall in Roodepoort, Johannesburg on Saturday 21 April 2012. 12 finalists will compete for this prestigious title and the winner will walk away with prizes worth more than R80 000. Riandi Booysen – Miss Africa for 2010/2011 as well as socialite and business owner of Edith Unlimited, Edith Venter will also be in attendance. There will be goodies bags, catering and beverages, entertainment and wedding inspiration for the whole family, friends and brides-to-be! Tickets to this event are free of charge. To secure your seat you need to RSVP to Carlyn at SA Weddings on +27 (0)21 465-6910.
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Events in Mpumalanga:
If you are a wine lover and are in the vicinity of White River or Nelspruit you need to make your way to the Mpumalanga Wine Show from Friday 20 April to Saturday 21 April 2012. The Mpumalanga Wine Show brings the best of Cape wines to the Lowveld with close to 250 wines from over 50 well known award-winning producers. At this festival not only can you stock up on your favourite wines but you can also stock your fridges with olives and various artisanal products. The event will be held at the Igwenyama Conference and Sports Resort. Telephone +27 (0)11 482-5936 for more information.
Those in training for the Comrades Ultra Marathon might want to venture out to Middleburg on Saturday 21 April 2012 for the Forever Resorts Loskop 50km Marathon. This challenging marathon takes you through the suburbs of Middleburg, then out into the countryside through typical Highveld terrain with a couple of hills to really test even the most seasoned athlete. For more information contact the Middelburg Marathon Club on +27 (0)13 243-2683.
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If you can’t wait to plan your year of festivals check our our full events section here: South Africa Events