South Africans that choose to visit Stellenbosch this March may be overwhelmed by the events on offer. From Easter-themed markets and live music, through to a pizza and wine festival, there is something for any traveller who travels to the Stellenbosch Winelands this month.
“With school holidays on the horizon, South African travellers whether with their families, friends or just their partners, are all on the look for a unique experience in what is typically a month dedicated to a short holiday break,” explains Elmarie Rabe of Stellenbosch Wine Routes. “Stellenbosch provides an experience rich in cultural significance interlaced with the art, theatre and gourmet food experiences.”
Stellenbosch is the go-to destination for March above any other. The sheer range of excellent accommodation, galleries, restaurants and of course, wineries, is reason alone to visit. The expansive list of events in March is however one for the books, and is sure to delight any visitors over this period.
Visitors looking forward to Stellenbosch in March should include the following in their plans:
Olive & Cap Classique pairing at The House of J.C. Le Roux
With the salty, fruity flavours of each olive masterly matched with a J.C. Le Roux Cap Classique, these olive pairings will satisfy any palate.
Date: by appointment, booking essential
Venue: The House of J.C. Le Roux
Book via: Call on 021 865 8200
Cost: R80 per person
Easter Werf Market at Spier
Relax at Spier’s Easter Werf Market and pick up some chocolate and Easter goodies, explore the beautiful lawns, boulders and enjoy some of their award-winning wines.
Date: 26 and 27 March 2016, 09:00-14:00
Book via: http://bit.ly/1TKDs2H
Cost: R50 per person
SU Woordfees 2016’s theatre programme offers something for every taste – from farce to drama, one man shows to productions with enormous casts, classics to debuts, and more.
Date: 4-13 March 2016
Venue: University of Stellenbosch
Book via: Computicket – http://bit.ly/1TQkRlH
Stellenbosch Street Soirees
Wine, dine and soak up the summertime vibes with an impromptu food and vino festival in this quaint Boland town. Enjoy fruits of the vines and gourmet cuisine during the languid summer months in the Cape Winelands when the Stellenbosch Street Soirees splash onto the calendar on a bimonthly basis until March 2016.
Date: 9 and 23 March 2016, 18:00-20:00
Venue: Drostdy Street, Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch Vineyards Pizza and Wine Festival
Sunny days and balmy nights, delicious pizza and great wine – the perfect combinations for a good time in the winelands. All these will be in evidence at this year’s inaugural Stellenbosch Vineyards Pizza & Wine Festival where you will be able to enjoy a selection of superb wines paired with mouth-watering pizzas and live music.
Date: 12 and 13 March 2016
Venue: Stellenbosch Vineyards
Book via: www.webtickets.co.za
Cost: R120 per person
Lourensford Harvest Market
Each weekend, the Lourensford Harvest Market sees 77 vendors set up shop to offer an abundance of superior quality market products. Whilst the grownups are shopping their hearts out, the little ones can enjoy all the fun and antics of the specialised children’s programmes running every week.
Date: Every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-15:00
Venue: Lourensford Estate
Neethlingshof Wine Garden Live Music Wednesdays
Date: Every Wednesday from 17:00
Venue: Neethlingshof Wine Estate
Drive in at Spier: Finding Nemo
Watch classic movies underneath the starry Cape Town night sky at the Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch.
Date: 12 March 2016
Book via: www.webtickets.co.za
Cost: R250 per vehicle