Spring is finally here, and with it comes a few delightful events for a fun season ahead. From a family visit to your city’s botanical gardens to an opulent champagne-filled day, here are six spring events we’re looking forward to.
Food and Wine Festival, Pretoria
Celebrate tasty food and fantastic wine with friends and family in Pretoria this weekend at the 16th edition of the Fijnwyn Innie Lente Food and Wine Festival. There’ll be entertainment for the kids, food stalls, and live music.
Where? On at Shokran Events Venue in Pretoria East on 22 and 23 September, from 10am until 5pm.
Tickets are from R160 per adult, and kids between the ages of 12 and 18 are R50 per person; click here to book.
The Linden Market: Spring Addition, Joburg
This community market event takes place in the delightful surrounds of the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia once every quarter. It showcases several local artists, entrepreneurs, and musicians together in one curated space for an exceptional day of artisanal shopping and socialising. We recommend getting there early so you don’t miss out on the fabulous talent to be displayed that day.
When? Saturday, September 29, from 9am until 4pm. Tickets are from R20 per person, children under 12 get in free; click here for more information
Cape Orchid Society Spring Show, Cape Town
The Cape Orchid Society will be hosting a spring show entitled ‘The Potting Shed’ in the Richard Crowie Hall venue at Cape Town’s Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The show will present an array of exotic and rare orchids, while also offering attendees the chance to have their own orchids repotted by an expert orchid grower.
When? On from 9am on 28 September till 30 September. Tickets are from R20 per person, and R10 per student or pensioner. Additional cost of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens entry not included; visit www.capeorchidsociety.co.za
Annual Art Exhibition at Ivory Manor, Pretoria
Visit the Ivory Manor Boutique Hotel for the annual art exhibition where artists like Linda Hojem, James Harris, and Olga van Wyk’s work will be on display.
When? On at Ivory Manor on 26 September till 30 September from 8am; click here for more information
The Jozi Teze Festival, Joburg
Gather the family for a day outing to the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens for the Jozi Tese Festival. Here, you’ll get to enjoy an array of sights, from gourmet street food and live music to motorcycle and car exhibitions – even a few fashion and beauty pop-up stores! Don’t miss out on this fun-filled event.
When? 30 September, from 10am till midnight. Tickets are from R150; visit www.jozitesefestival.co.za
Bubbles and Brie by the Sea Dinner at The Oyster Box, Durban
Reserve a seat for yourself on The Oyster Box Terrace on World Champagne Day to celebrate with a glass of bubby, cheese canapes, and a delectable three-course meal paired with varying champagnes. Sounds divine!
When? On at The Oyster Box on 19 October, from 2pm till 5pm. Tickets are from R650 per person; click here for more information