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Posted on: Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Franschhoek Oesfees at Solms-Delta Wine Estate

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Franschhoek Oesfees

Franschhoek Oesfees

It’s oh so very nearly Oesfees time again and I for one have penciled it into the diary already!  The 4th annual 2011 Franschhoek Oesfees will take place on March 26th at the Solms-Delta Wine Estate in Franschhoek.  I went last year and had an absolute ball so I would imagine that this year will be bigger and better than before!

The Franschhoek Oesfees is an event like no other, bringing the farm workers and farm owners of the valley to kuier and celebrate together; giving thanks for the end of the harvest and the hard work that went with it.  The day is one of live, traditional Cape music, and proper Kaapsekos …. think snoek and patats, afval potjie, waterblommetjie bredie, askoek and konfyt. Don’t forget about the wines – brilliantly named by Solms-Delta as Langarm, Vastrap, Cape Jazz Shiraz, Lekkerwijn and Hiervandaan!

The Solms-Delta estate is a most picturesque setting; amongst old oak trees and with beautiful views of the Franschhoek mountains.  It’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon with a great line up of local artists.  Among these are Radio Kalahari Orkes, Stef Bos and Tribal Echo, the ever popular Hannes Coetzee, Valiant Swart and Ollie Viljoen and the new Cape sensation Les Javan.  Proceedings will be kept on track with the MC for the day; Soli Philander.  Music enthusiasts will be kept well entertained with langarm, Cape jazz, klopse, ghoema and boeremusiek.  Entertainment starts at 11am and ends at 9pm so be prepared to hit the dance floor with the locals!

 

Franschhoek Oesfees

 

Franschhoek Info:

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If you are interested in spending a day out in the Cape Winelands then book yourself a ticket.  At a price of R110 they are available online, directly from Solms-Delta Wine Estate (located on the R45 to Francshhoek) or from the Franschhoek Tourism offices.  If that doesn’t suit you pop into your nearest Musica outlet and pick one up for R120 or alternatively on the day at the gate for R130.  Please note this does not include food and beverage coupons that can be purchased at the event.

Children under the age of 12 enter free is accompanied by their parents.
Call the estate on 021 874-3937 for more information on the Franschhoek Oesfees.

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