December is here and that means it’s officially summer holiday time, yay! Here are some great picks if you’re looking for some activities this December:
6th December 2014
LE KAP LIFESTYLE FAIR
The stylish LE KAP Lifestyle Fair takes place at the historic Blaawklippen Vineyards in Stellenbosch this December. The opulent affair is a perfect symbiosis of fashion, fine wine, food, horses and cars. The event’s partners include prestigious brands such as Bentley, Veuve Clicquot, Glenmorangie, and Belvedere Vodka amongst others. It marries 10 of the Cape’s top wine estates with a selection of food served to guests throughout the afternoon, together with an array of gourmet food markets, which will offer additional menu items for sale on the estate’s sprawling lawns. Entertainment includes a fashion show featuring South Africa’s top designers lables, Musical Kur (dressage) shows will feature riders showcasing their astounding skills, a prelude to the an exciting 6-bar showjumping competition in the afternoon.
- When: 6th December 2014
- Time: 11am – 7pm
- Where: Blaawklippen Vineyards, Stellenbosch
- Dress Code: Chic/Glamorous
Stay up to date with further updates on the Le Kap Facebook Page.
TABLE MOUNTAIN BLUES SUMMIT 2014 (Kids welcome)
6 & 7 December, Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville.
This December sees South Africa’s premier blues music festival, the Table Mountain Blues Summit, return to Hillcrest Quarry in Cape Town. Hosting 20 of the country’s top blues rock artists over 2 days, expect top class outdoor sound rig, lighting, huge LED screen, vibrant food and refreshment stalls, plenty of outside bars, free and secure off street parking and it’s free entrance for children under 12 (must present some form of ID). Win tickets to the Table Mountain Blues Summit 2014.
Everything you need to know and the chance to win tickets to River Fest 2014 here.
7th of December 2014
FAMFEST BACK AT THE WILD CLOVER FARM (Kids welcome)
FamFest, the festival that puts families at the forefront, will be held at the Wild Clover Farm, Stellenbosch on Sunday, December 7th. Expect an action-packed day full of kiddies entertainment including jumping castles, small petting farm, face painting, balloon sculpturing, Hula Hooping, an interactive Drum session and dance lessons by JellyBean Events, specialists in kids and entertainment events. While the event is geared towards kids, there’s plenty for mums and dads to enjoy, including live music entertainment, delicious food, a fully stocked bar and shaded seating areas. There will also be controlled entry, tight security and an on-site medic, so mums and dads can sit back, relax and enjoy the day.
“Famfest is for the young and young at heart!”, says Frankie Hannigan, creator of FamFest. “We look forward to the fourth installment at the Wild Clover Farm, and encourage families to come and join us for a fun-filled day in the sun”.
- Date: Sunday, 7 December, 2014
- Venue: Wild Clover farm, R304
- Cost: R60 per person available from www.quicket.co.za/events/6903-famfest/. Kids under 2 get in free.
- Win a family ticket (for 4) to the FamFest. Simply tweet, “Hey @BCTCBlog, I’d love to take my kids to the @WildCloverFarm for @FamFestSA!”
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12th December 2014:
3 BLIND MICE & BUTLERS PIZZA CHARITY PARTY FEAT GOODLUCK & THE KIFFNESS.
Tis the season to be jolly but also a time to do something for those less fortunate. Why not do your bit by donning your dancing shoes and getting yourself down to Cape Town’s City Hall this Friday for the first Christmas in the Dark Powerwise Piece Party? Brought to you by integrated concept and music experiential agency, 3 Blind Mice, in collaboration with Cape Town’s number one pizza brand, Butler’s Pizza. The line up includes electro-swing group,GoodLuck, Beatenberg, The Kiffness and James Copeland – R25 of every ticket sold will be donated to two worthwhile charities.
The supported charities are Little Fighters Cancer Trust who offer support to children with cancer and their families, and No Danger Diaries, a Cape-based social enterprise committed to making a difference while completing fun tasks such as abseiling in superhero outfits to try cheer up sick kids.
- First 100 tickets: R150 (includes a R100 Butlers Pizza voucher)
- Where: City Hall, 9pm – 2am.
- When: Friday, 12th December
PLEASE BRING: A donation of a children’s toy
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/998433183505994/
12th – 13th December
GABRIELSKLOOF FAVOURITE THINGS MARKET 2014 (Children welcome)
Gabriëlskloof estate, perched high on the outskirts of Bot River in the Overberg, dons its festive bells and whistles for the popular Favourite Things Market on 12 and 13 December 2014. Now in it’s 5th year of all things local, lekker and lavish, the Favourite Thing Market offers a ‘happy place’ for enthusiasts to swap the crowded mall for a carefree day out in the countryside, whilst ticking off those Christmas shopping lists with glee. Expect beautiful stalls with authentic products such as vintage finds; gorgeous kiddies clothing; décor treasures; trendy accessories; flowers and indigenous fynbos wreathes; ceramic masterpieces; pamper products; artisanal cheeses, pesto’s and chocolates; craft beers, and of course a glass or two of Gabriëlskloof wines. Food is available and includes gourmet burgers, sushi, sumptuous mushrooms on sticks, fresh oysters, a beautiful big-pan paella and authentic gazpacho. Live music will add the creative atmosphere whilst the little ones will be kept busy in the “chapel”, where pews are replaced with a jumping castle and kids can run and play under the watchful eyes of professional childminders.
If you like handmade, homemade, delicious, fresh and beautiful things, then you will love what we have in store for you this year,” shares Nicolene Finlayson, the mastermind behind this annual artistic celebration.
- When: Friday, 12 December, at 5pm till 9pm
- When: Saturday, 13 December, from 11am until 9pm.
- Where: Gabrielskloof Estate
- Further information: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 16th of December (Public Holiday)
VODACOM SUMMER SURFSKI SERIES HITS CAPE TOWN (Kids welcome)
Join the Summertime fun when a stellar field, including Olympian Nikki Mocke and Junior World Champion Kenny Rice, take to the waves, as part of the Vodacom Summer Surfski Series at Big Bay. Kicking off on Sunday the 30th of November at Big Bay, Muizenberg on Tuesday 16 December, Fish Hoek on Sunday 20 December and Camps Bay on Sunday 18th January 2015.
Kenny competes across the globe and is in red hot form winning the Junior Boys 15-19 category at the USSurfski Championships in San Francisco in August 2014.
- Where: Big Bay ++
- When: 9am, on various dates
- Why: Surfski enthusiasts wanting to complete, register for Cape Town Surfski online or on the day at 8am for R50.
- Cost: Free to public.
Sunday, 21st of December 2014
Johnny will be performing with his band at The Zevenwacht Wine Estate show on Sunday 21st December at 5pm. Zevenwacht wine estate have picnic hampers on sale, and will also have a selection of other foods, and beverages on sale, including great craft beer and some of their award-winning wines.
- Who: Johnny Clegg Live
- Where: Zevenwacht Wine Estate
- When: 21st of December 2014
- Tickets: Kids under 5: free. Kids 5-13 years: R85. Adult hamper R110. Kids hamper R55 from Computicket.
- What: Gates open at 2pm.
- No food or beverage will be allowed to be brought in to the Wine Estate.
- Camp chairs are allowed but only on the perimeter of the venue as to avoid blocking the view of others.
- No gazebos or umbrellas permitted in concert area.
To win tickets to the Johnny Clegg Concert, simply Tweet:
“Hi @BCTCBlog! I want to hear ____ live at the @JohnnyCleggReal concert this December pls!” Fill in your favourite Clegg song name.
Comment below, or on the Boring Cape Town Chick Facebook Page, telling me which is your favourite Johnny Clegg song that you’d like to see live.