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Reasons to be in the Western Cape this June

June is a cold month in South Africa, as it should since it constitutes the beginning of winter. What you watch on TV may be filled with snow but for most people, this means staying indoors and leaving the house only when you have to, which shouldn’t be the case. South Africa is full of things to do, rain or shine because the fun isn’t scared of a little cold wind, from the coast to the other side of the mountain, the Mother City is the place to be in the month of June

Take a look at the following events to see what we mean.

 

 

The Cape Town Coffee Festival

A cup of Joe, Java in the morning, mud or Go juice, regardless of what your caffeine fix is called, why not celebrate and honour the beverage that wakes you up in the morning without fail. Cape Town’s Coffee festival feature as much coffee as you can drink, interactive seminars, workshops and demonstrations from world-class baristas, street food and live music all squeezed into a span of two days. All of this can be enjoyed from a 10-minute drive from Touch Down’s very own luxury accommodation just 10 minutes from the festivities.

When: 1-2 June

Cost: R150 (online)

R180 at the door

R100 (0 -16)

R400 (VIP)

R600 (Super VIP)

Location: Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town

Contact: info@capetown-coffeefestival.com

 

Wacky Wine Weekend

This event takes place annually at the Robertson’s Wine Valley and celebrates everything wine. From the grapes to the stomping, the cellar they’re kept in and above all things, the taste of the finished product. This family-friendly event offers food, tours of wine cellars, live music and child-friendly activities for the little ones to enjoy.

When: 1-4 June 2019

Cost: R200pp

Location: Robertson Wine Valley

Contact: (+27) 23 626 3167

 

The Snoek en Patalfees festival

Back for yet another year to share food fish and the occasional doughnut. Like the 17 years before, the Snoek en Patalfees festival is fundraising aimed at strengthening and supporting various organisations and job creation projects to grow the economy. Enjoy more than food as local bands serenade you with music and fun activities for the kids to enjoy. Merrymaking begins at 9 am.

When: 29-30 June

Cost: R90 pp for Adults

R30pp for kids between 6 & 12

R130 for a weekend pass

Location: Goedverwacht

Contact: tourismgoedverwacht79@gmail.com

(+27) 78 316 3988

 

Knysna Oyster Festival 2019

This popular festival is held annually in Knysna and offers plenty of experiences for connoisseurs of delicacy in the form of this very shellfish, as well as outdoor and foodie experiences for everybody else, lovers of oysters or otherwise. This fair has something for everybody in attendance.

When: 21-30 June

Cost: Varies per event

Location: Knysna

Contact: (+27)44 382 5510 events@visitknysna.co.za

 

 

National Arts Festival

Singing, dancing and every other art form in-between are celebrated at the Arts Festival. Every hall is alive with performers of every kind be it exhibitions, cultural showcases or one of a kind spectacles showcasing the very best of what the country has to offer in sheer raw talent. This year is no exception with the inclusion of the Standard Bank Jazz festival Line up on stage. Thes festival might not be in the province that Cape Town calls home, but its exclusion would simply be a criminal offence as the National Arts Festival celebrates the best within the borders of South Africa.

When: 27 June – 07 July

Cost: Event dependant

Location: Makhanda, Eastern Cape

Contact: boxoffice@nationalartsfestival.co.za

 

 

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