More food festivals warming the Cape winter

If you’re off to the Knysna Oyster Festival this weekend, you’re in for a treat. Bigger and better than last year, it’s sure to keep you entertained and well fed!

For those of you not making the trip this year – fear not. The Cape is host to 3 more festivals next month which will put a smile on your face and tempt your taste buds with all things delicious:

The Hermanus Food and Wine Festival is hitting the little seaside town on 9 and 10 August. You’ll be able to taste a whole lot of local wines as well as delectable foods at the Hemel en Aarde village. And, seeing as you’ll be right there in one of the best land-based whale watching areas in the world, take a drive round to the beaches where you might just be lucky enough to spot a whale or two.

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That same weekend, Robertson is hosting its slow-food festival. At Robertson Slow you’ll have the opportunity to get to know local winemakers and share traditional cuisine and local wines with them and their families. The weekend is all about taking time out to appreciate good, honest country food, so escape city life and make a weekend of it.

On 31 August, take a drive out to McGregor for its Food and Wine Festival. Completely laid back, this is a country casual wine and food fest where you can sample some local wines and traditional as well as trendy foods in one of the loveliest villages around.

food festival decor

food festival decor


On the east coast, Durban is the lucky host of the very well known and well attended Good Food & Wine Show this August, from the 8th to the 11th. Book your tickets now already, this event is always worth a visit – and make sure you have the whole day set aside to get through all the tastings, demos and cooking classes!


And those of you in Gauteng, don’t worry, your turn is coming with some great foodie events lined up for September and October and we’ll be sure to keep you updated.


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