If you’re going to be in South Africa over the December holidays this year there are some great events scheduled that you should take note of. Choose from live music, sports events, champagne festivals and more.
Cap Classique & Champagne Festival
Date: 3-5 Dec
Place: Franschoek Monument, Franschoek
Feel a little luxurious while you sip on delectable bubbles and enjoy the culinary delights on offer. Call the organisers on 021 876 2861 to find out more.
Cape Town leg of the BSG Energade Triathlon Series
Date: 5 Dec
Place: Big Bay
You can take part in the three disciplines of swimming, cycling and running if you feel up to it, otherwise come and support the athletes. This is the last leg of the race that has been run in Potchefstroom, Roodeplaat, Germiston, Midmar and Vanderbijlpark. Call the organisers on 011 215 6666 if you feel like entering.
Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens
Date: 3 and 4 Dec
Place: Greenacres, Port Elizabeth
This is a favourite sporting event in South Africa. Watch as 16 teams take to the field to battle it out. There will be plenty of matches to watch and other forms of entertainment. If you want to book your spot call Laurence Finn on 041 373 0908
China Sourcing Fair
Date: 1 – 3 Dec
Place: Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
This is an opportunity for businessmen, -women and any one else to browse through the wares of Greater China. This event is mainly for volume or bulk buyers. Check out the China Sourcing Fair website for more details.
Date: 2 – 5 Dec
Plate: International Convention Centre, Cape Town
This one’s definitely for the adults. Expect to see scantily clad men and women on display while you browse through a medley of interesting-looking bedroom paraphernalia. Don’t be shy, enjoy it. Check out the Sexpo website for more details.
Stellenbosch Christmas Craft Market
Date: 1 – 4 Dec
Place: Dutch Reformed Central Church, Stellenbosch
This is a great place to pick up some innovative and creative Christmas gifts and decorations. Entrance is free and there will be various kiddy activities to keep your little ones busy. Call Miemie on 021 883 3850 for more information.
Durbanville Night Market
Date: 3 and 17 Dec
Place: Rust en Vrede Estate, Wellington Road, Durbanville
You can browse through 200 stalls of hand-made crafts and other wares. Set under the trees at the Heritage gardens you’ll enjoy the relaxed pace.
Observatory Festival of Arts
Date: 3 – 5 Dec
Place: Observatory Central, Cape Town
This is a favourite with the locals. Every year hundreds of Cape Tonians flock to Observatory’s streets to enjoy the liveliness of the Observatory Festival. Not to be missed. You’ll find esoteric food, music and other wares on sale. This year they’ve shed their old name (Obzfest) and are starting fresh. Check out the official website or call Suzana Pramanik on 021 448 1395 for more information.