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If you’re looking for some fun things to do in the Winelands in May to make the most of the mild autumn weather, check out this list of upcoming events. 

Durbanville Sauvignon Soiree 

WHEN & WHERE: 5 May 2022 at Groot Phesantekraal, 6 May at Durbanville Hills

TIME: 17:30 to 20:00

PRICE: R400 per person

Indulge in cool climate Sauvignon Blancs from local wineries paired with delicious food and good music.  

BOOK or call 072 279 1429

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Oysters & Sauvignon Blanc 

WHEN: 6 – 8 May 2022

WHERE: Elgin Vintners

Celebrate all things Sauvignon Blanc. Get 12 freshly shucked oysters with a glass of Belle Amie or Cloud Haven Sauvignon Blanc whilst relaxing and listening to live music on our deck. 

BOOKQuicket - Oysters & Sauvignon

Skink Swartland

WHEN: 7 May 2022

WHERE: Laaiplek Hotel, Velddrif

Enjoy some of the best wines the Swartland region has to offer along with delectable cuisine, live entertainment, and great company.  

BOOK: Quicket - Skink Swartland - tickets are limited

Franschhoek Literary Festival 

WHEN: 13 – 15 May 2022

WHERE: Various locations throughout the town

Explore a range of informative and entertaining talks by top local literary talent and international authors. These sessions aim to inspire, delight, inform and challenge audiences over three days. The events take place in a variety of village venues within a few minutes' walk of each other, creating a vibrant ambiance in streets buzzing with book-lovers. 


Nuy Valley Festival 

WHEN: 14 May 2022 

WHERE: Nuy Valley, Worcester

PRICE: R50 – R200

Celebrate the end of the harvest season with delectable country food and top local wines. This outdoor family festival takes place in one of the most scenic valleys in the Western Cape and is the perfect place to get outdoors and make the most of the remaining good weather. 


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Murludi Trail Run, Tulbagh 

WHEN: 28 May 2022

WHERE: Murludi Hiking Trail, Tulbagh

PRICE: From R130

Set off on a 4km, 13km, or 21km trail run on the picturesque Murludi Farm, a working fruit farm at the foot of the Witzenberg Mountains. While the trails won’t take it easy on you, the scenery will more than make up for it. 


Vintage and Vine Faire 

WHEN: 28 May 2022

WHERE: Morgansvlei Country Estate

PRICE: R120pp, under 18s no charge

Spend a lovely day tasting award-winning local wines, nibbling on traditional treats, sampling the products of the valley including olive oil and cheese, and enjoying a great vibe. Don’t forget your most vintage outfit to stand a chance of winning a prize for the best dressed. or call 023 2301 375/348

Vredendal Oesafdans 

WHEN: 28 May 2022

WHERE: Maskam Brewing Company, Vredendal

PRICE: R325pp General Access

Enjoy a fun festival of good food, great wine, and the very best Afrikaans entertainment. Performers include Talitha van Zyl, Liezel Pieters, Jay, and DJ Dirkie.