February events in the Western Cape

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February events in the Western Cape
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February events in the Western Cape
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Franschhoek Summer Wines, 4 February

What to expect: Summer is in full swing in the Western Cape and there is no better time than now to sample the seasonal-inspired wines at the annual Franschhoek Summer Wines at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards. A highlight of the calendar, the valley’s choices for summer will be showcased here, including a superb selection of white, rosé, Méthode Cap Classique and light red wines. Chef Pieter de Jager and his team will ensure that there is plenty of delectable food to go along with the wine, while live music will add the mood for this amazing event.

For more information: info@franschhoek.org.za

Trans Cape MTB, 4-10 February

What to expect: TransCape is an iconic seven-day South African mountain biking journey over 675km taking 130 intrepid adventurers over seven incredible stages and 10 700m of vertical ascent from the picturesque Garden Route town of Knysna to Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands. An all-inclusive, unforgettable luxury off-the-bike experience and an incredibly rewarding on-the-bike journey over some of the finest mountain-biking terrain in the country.

For more information: http://www.transcapemtb.co.za/

Stellenbosch Wine Festival, 5-7 February

What to expect: This three-day lifestyle festival is the country’s oldest wine festival, showcasing hundreds of Stellenbosch wines, from award-winning producers to smaller boutique wineries. Held at the Coetzenburg Sports Grounds, this family-friendly events is a wonderful combination of wine, gourmet food and live entertainment.

For more information: https://www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za/

Ultra South Africa, 9 February

What to expect: Ultra South Africa returns to Cape Town to blast the Mother City into the New Year. Held at the Cape Town Stadium and featuring some of the world’s best DJs and local stars, Ultra South Africa is a dance event you don’t want to be missing out on.

For more information: https://ultrasouthafrica.com/

Nelson Mandela 27 for Freedom Run, 11 February

What to expect: 2018 would have been former South African president Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday and there is no better year for you to dust off your trainers and retrace his steps at the Nelson Mandela 27 for Freedom Run. The 27km (1km for each year Madiba spent in prison), 10km and 5km routes all offer participants the opportunity to walk in his footprints with all three starting and ending at the Drakenstein Correctional Facility (formerly Victor Verster Prison) where he was imprisoned for a time, and from where he took his final steps to freedom.

For more information: https://www.topevents.co.za/calendar/27-for-freedom

Knysna Bull, 22-25 February

What to expect: Knysna has some of the best trail offerings in the country and this three-day events takes full advantage of them. Embark on a journey through indigenous forests, enjoy sweeping mountain views, speed down cliff-side paths and take in the splendour of lagoon-side riding. This race is designed more for pleasure than pain. Make it a long weekend to remember.

For more information: http://knysnabull.bike/

Feast of the Grape, 27-28 February

What to expect: Join in the fun as local wineries from the Durbanville Wine Valley celebrate the harvest season at its annual Feast of the Grape. This event marks the end of the grape harvest and the arrival of the autumn season with a weekend feast filled with a number of activities for families and wine lovers alike and an abundance of seasonal wines to taste. Sample superb wines from the 11 wineries on show from the Durbanville region.

For more information: http://www.durbanvillewine.co.za/