Weekly Events Round Up (4 – 10 June 2012)
Check out what’s hot and happening this week with some of the many annual events and festivals going on in and around the various provinces within South Africa. Don’t let the winter weather keep you from getting out and about as there are several events to keep you, your family and friends entertained rather than stuck at home.
Wine enthusiasts will definitely want to be heading to the numerous annual wine festivals and tastings, MTB and Marathon running fanatics will not be disappointed, if you are looking for adventure visit the adventure and travel expo, movie goers should not miss out on the latest international documentary festival and music lovers should check out the latest concerts. With these fabulous activities to participate in you are sure to find something to cater for everyone’s interests this week…
Events in Gauteng:
Wine lovers in Gauteng will be pleased to hear that the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Johannesburg Public Tasting is back again on Friday 8 June 2012 in Sandton, the Cape Town event takes place the Friday 15 June 2012. With over 900 top wines of South Africa available to taste you will be spoilt for choice. Tickets for the event are available from Computicket and the show is open from 18h00 to 21h00.
Come along to the first Aquarium Expo in South Africa at the Emperors Palace in Kempton Park from Friday 8 June to Sunday 10 June 2012 where you can find out all that is required for keeping an aquarium. Bring the whole family to enjoy the many exhibitors showcasing and selling all the latest gadgets for your aquarium or for those interested in building a new home aquarium. This event is joined together with The Home Expo so you can also see the latest in home improvements.
Join us for the 20th Annual Gauteng Outdoor Adventure and Travel Expo from Friday 8 June to Sunday 10 June 2012 in Kyalami. Previously held at the Kyalami Race Track and now at the new venue Inanda Country Base in Midrand for the 2nd year. Find all the adventure gear you need for birding, hiking, trailing and outdoor activities both in South Africa and other exciting destinations around the world.
Attend the Ke-Music-Tal-Concert at Ivory Park in Midrand on Saturday 9 June 2012 to be entertained by local talented young people passionate about the music industry. This concert provides a platform for not exposed and (unsigned) artists to showcase their talent. Entrance is free and the concert begins at 12h00 to 18h00. For more information please contact Raymond on +27 (0)79 802-7677 or +27 (0)82 739-5177.
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Events in the Western Cape:
Wine lovers from the Helderberg Region can treat themselves to some of South Africa’s top wines and specially prepared dishes from gourmet winery restaurants during the Taste of the Helderberg wine show at the NH Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West on Thursday 7 June 2012. Why not stay for dinner in the Hotel’s restaurant but book well in advance. Contact Björn van Oort on +27 (0)21 981-0216 for pre-booking tickets or more information.
A highlight on the Robertson calendar is the Wacky Wine Weekend from Thursday 7 June to Sunday 10 June 2012. Join thousands of wine enthusiasts at this festival which showcases the regions wine as well as offering activities to keep you busy. You’ll be required to purchase a “passport” which serves as your ticket and will allow you to taste plenty of wine. For more information, contact the Robertson Wine Valley on +27 (0)23 626-3167.
If you’re wanting to see something a little bit different then book your seat at the Encounters International Documentary Festival from Thursday 7 June to Sunday 24 June 2012 at the Nu Metro, V&A Waterfront and The Classic On Broadway, Long Street. This is the only film festival that is devoted to documentaries.
Take part in the Miles of Smiles Half Marathon and 10km run on Saturday 9 June 2012 starting at the Robertson Winery in Robertson. This is a popular run that coincides with the Wacky Wine Weekend. The route is circular with the 10km race being very flat and very fast! The course takes you on a scenic tour through the town. Contact Edward Salies on +27 (0)71 632-2346 for more information.
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Events in the Eastern Cape:
An exciting new 3-day mountain bike (MTB) challenge – the Grindrod Bank Umngazi Pondo Pedal – has its inaugural cycle on the breathtakingly beautiful Wild Coast starting and finishing at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa 20kms south of Port St Johns from Wednesday 6 June to Sunday 10 June 2012. Contact Molly on +27 (0)31 702-5208 / 9 or +27 (0)82 331-9528 for more information.
The Wine Road Show takes place in Port Elizabeth at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium from Friday 8 June to Sunday 10 June 2012 and promises to be a three-day wine extravaganza! The exhibitors are limited to 50 award winning estates and will showcase their latest vintages. There will be a dedicated outdoor eating area where you can fill you bellies with some delicious food. Tickets are available from Computicket.
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Events in Mpumalanga:
The 2012 Dullstroom Winter Festival is to be held in Dullstroom from Wednesday 6 June to Friday 8 June 2012 and is jam packed with music, outdoor activities, winter goodies and the creative arts During the festival Dullstroom comes alive with shops, businesses and restaurants putting up sparkling decorations and Christmas lights to ensure families will continue to enjoy the midwinter Christmas theme that has been a firm favourite for many years.
How much fun can you have on a mountain bike? The answer will be found at the 2012 Big Induna Mountain Bike Race in Hazyview, Mpumalanga on Saturday 9 June 2012. This is truly a Mountain Bike race for those of us who want the full experience, a race where skill and determination can outrace and outwit just mere fitness. For more information telephone Induna Adventures on +27 (0)13 737-8308.
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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