Autumn food festivals

The summer sun may be fading, but the good food is here to stay!

Here’s a list of just some of the bigger foodie events happening in the next few months.

Take your friends and family and spend a happy few hours tasting delicious foods and keeping an eye on 2014 trends.


Kicking off is the Taste of Cape Town this weekend from 3-6 April. Always a fun event with top chefs from various restaurants, it’s one you don’t want to miss! Durbs locals, your turn comes in July, so pin a reminder to your calendars.

The Constantia Food and Wine Festival is taking place from 11-13 April. Slightly fancier than the usual food fest, it’s still a great day out in the Constantia Valley. Some delicious wines will also be available from surrounding wine farms.

The much-loved South African Cheese Festival takes place over the long weekend at the end of this month (26–29 April 2014) in the winelands. This event fills up fast, so hit the road early morning already – the amazing cheeses and wines on offer make it absolutely worth it.

It’s also that time of year for the olive fests, and topping the list are the Prince Albert Town and Olive Festival starting 25 April, and the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival on 3 and 4 May.

The weekend of 3 and 4 May is also when the quickly-growing Kiwi Festival in Magoebaskloof takes place. With its cooking competition and loads of entertainment to keep the children busy, it’s a great excuse to explore this beautiful part of SA.

Taking us into winter is the ever popular Wacky Wine Weekend in Robertson from 5-8 June. Get going with booking your accommodation – this is one weekend where you don’t want to skip a single day!

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