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Cape Town 10s – 2017

Published: January 20, 2017 3:51 pm

From what started as a purely rugby event from Cape Town rugby heroes Bob Skinstad and Robbie Fleck back in 2009, Cape Town 10s has emerged as a multi-sport, social (read big party), and lifestyle event – Having recently won the 2016 Discovery Sport Industry Award for “Best Live Experience” in South Africa.

A weekend of a fantastic outdoor summer good times – with live music, 100’s of hours of live sporting action, Africa’s largest beer tent and plenty of cold ones. See you there!

Where, When, and how much

Green Point Sports Field, Cape Town, South Africa

Friday 3 February 15:00 – Saturday 4 February 23:30

TICKET PRICES:

Weekend Pass – Early Bird R250,00
Weekend Pass R290,00
VIP Weekend Pass R2 500,00
Friday Pass R125,00
Friday Kids Pass (Under 13 only) Free
Saturday Pass R190,00
Saturday Kids Pass R50,00

For more info, and tickets – visit: http://capetowntens.com/

Up The Creek Music Festival 2017

Published: January 6, 2017 2:32 pm

It’s January, the height of summer – and time for one of the more unique and hilarious music festivals in South Africa – Up The Creek!

Lounge on the river sipping a beverage of choice in the hot summer sun, vibing to the jams on the River Stage, or get fully into the music at the Main Stage, and later boogy into the night at the Late Night Stage – Up The Creek has you covered for a full weekend of epicness.

But theres far more…

This thing isn’t just called Up The Creek because you’re laming in the Breede River. There have been incidents of Ballerina flash mobs, celebrity weddings, gentlemen parading around with flaming newspapers in their rears, lobster lilos and countless other insane shenanigans.

While the festival is one of few remaining that still allow you to camp next to your car (should you choose), there is also a greener campsite where no cars are allowed and a tented hotel (Heartbreak Motel) if you don’t fancy pitching a tent yourself.

There will be plenty to eat, from snacks and local farm fare to all sorts of vegan and vegetarian delights, as well as gourmet coffees, crepes and cool-drinks. So don’t worry to bring along the kitchen sink- our food court will surely have something that tickles your taste buds.

Think about it, where else can you float in a warm river, head-bang to sick soulful, rocking tunes and sip on one of our classic cocktails; the Titanic, Iceberg or Rubber Duck.

So remember, it doesn’t matter if you have big biceps or skinny jeans, or an ironic moustache, or a non-ironic one. At Up The Creek you can be yourself, and still make friends.

And for heaven sakes bring some cool floating stuff to put in the river. Think lilos, inflatable tubes and just about anything that floats.

See you there!

Where, When, and how much

Thursday 26 January 15:00 – Sunday 29 January 17:00

Up The Creek camp (Felix Unite River Adventures) GPS 34.178827, 20.489895, Swellendam, South Africa

R1000 per person for a weekend pass.

For tickets, full lineup, and more info, visit http://www.upthecreek.co.za/

Warrior on Wheels – Giving disabled children the gift of adventure

Published: October 14, 2016 12:40 pm

Warriors on Wheels

We believe that it’s important to support local initiatives that are doing amazing things in our communities, and are endeavoring to make make a positive difference in South Africa.

Warrior on Wheels is one such initiative. They are doing amazing work, by providing a platform for children with special needs to experience thrilling and memorable experiences – experiences which may not have been previously possible.

Some of the activities they provide are:

  • Ziplining
  • River Rafting
  • Horse Riding
  • Sidecar Tours
  • Helicopter/Plane Trips
  • Paragliding
  • Boat Cruises
  • Wildlife Safaris
  • Conservation / Sustainable Tourism Education Experiences
  • Sidecar Tours
  • Adapted Surfing
  • Camping
  • Outings to Museums and Nature Parks
  • Participation in Cycling and Running Events

Warriors on Wheels

Their objectives:

  • Providing inclusive adventure and sports activities for children with special needs.
  • Consulting with and forging partnerships with establishments and adventure hosts within the tourism industry to promote accessibility for all abilities.
  • Building confidence, self-esteem and assisting children with special needs to realise their potential.
  • Developing and providing specialised adaptive equipment to enable children with special needs to participate in adventure activities and extreme sports.
  • Providing specialised care and rehabilitation programs for children with special needs.
  • Connecting communities of children with special needs, their families and carers/support structures.
  • Servicing and exposing communities, professional sports people, adventure service providers, and establishments to a realm of possibilities through dispelling the ‘perception of limitation’ placed on children with special needs.
  • Pushing and exceeding activity and adventure boundaries placed on children with special needs.
  • Enabling awareness of self in children with special needs through them discovering potential new passions and love for adventure and sport.
  • Staff, volunteers and professionals to create a safe environment in which children with special needs feel confident, self-assured and excited to be exposed and empowered to be-able to participate in a wide range of adventurous activities.

Warriors on Wheels

As a NPO, they rely on sponsorships, volunteers and partnerships with adventure hosts to provide regular adventures, experiences and outings to differently-abled children and their families. So if you feel you could contribute in any way, or are interested in participating or getting involved – I’m sure they would love to hear from you.

info@warrioronwheels.co.za
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Cirque Éloize iD – Cape Town

Published: October 7, 2016 9:36 am

Cirque Éloize iD Cape Town

After garnering rave reviews from a Johannesburg debut in 2014, this stellar production is now making its way to Cape Town in 2016. A high energy fusion of acrobatics, stunts, street dance, bike tricks, hip hop, video projections and much more – mark this on your calendar and book your tickets now!

“Created in 2009, Cirque Éloize’s iD is a blend of circus arts and urban dance : b-boying/b-girlin, breakdance and hip-hop. The scene is set in the heart of a city, in a public space where people seek refuge and a chance to shed their anonymity; a place where identity is forged and individuality is expressed to a stimulating soundtrack created by composers Jean-Phi Goncalves (Beast) and Alex McMahon.

The company has integrating multimedia for the first time in its 8th original creation, giving this show a unique feel. Fifteen performers from 12 disciplines help create iD’s entertaining and resolutely urban universe, in keeping with Cirque Éloize’s tradition of using multidisciplinary performers from around the world.”

Cirque Éloize iD Cape Town

  • Dates: 16 Nov 2016 – 27 Nov 2016
  • Start times: 20:00 – 22:20
  • Where: Artscape Theatre
  • Price: R175 – R425 per person.

For more information phone: +27 (0)861 915 8000 or visit www.artscape.co.za/ to make a booking.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Cape Town

Published: October 4, 2016 2:59 pm

Banff Mountain Film Festival Cape Town

This is looking like a must see for extreme sports enthusiasts or anybody who appreciates people pushing themselves to their edge, in some of the most extreme and beautiful natural settings imaginable – mountains!

What exactly is it?

Its a compilation of films and clips showcasing some of the word’s finest mountain filmmakers, chosen from hundreds of annual entries, and displayed in 35 countries. The majority of the clips are short (under 10 minutes), while there are also a few longer more feature length films in the mix – making up a combined run time of just under 4 hours.

“The tour enables you to experience the adventure of climbing, base jumping, alpine skiing, kayaking, mountain expeditions, remote cultures, and the world’s last great wild places – all brought to life on the big screen.”

Where, when and how much?

  • Dates: 21 October – 29 October 2016
  • Start times: 20:00 – 22:20
  • Where: Ster-Kinekor
  • Cavendish Square
  • Tygervalley
  • Price: R71 per person.

For more information visit: www.banff.co.za/

The Color Run Cape Town

Published: September 23, 2016 2:31 pm

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Get ready Cape Town, The color run is headed your way on the 12th of November.

The run starts at 3pm and takes place in Green Point, Cape Town

Color Runners should start to get ready in the start chute at 2:30pm, the start gun goes off at 3pm to start The most awesome 5km around Cape Town. Each batch starts 3 minutes apart and you’ll head off in each batch with approximately 500 fellow runners/walkers.

It takes 1-2 hours to run or walk the route and then into the festival zone where you will enjoy music from amazing DJ’s, local acts, best dressed competitions, food and drinks.

So Cape Town…… start stretching those muscles and dusting off those running shoes, because this is an event that you dont want to miss.

Ticket Prices:

Solo Runner / Walker: Standard Entry: R250 (until 11/11)
Student Entry: R190 (with valid student ID, manual entry points only)
Late Entries / Race Day – All tix: R300
4 – 10 Team Entry (pp): Standard Entry: R225 (until 24/09)
Late Entries / Race Day – All Tix: R300
Smart Fund Raising R250
Kids Under 10 Run free! Must be accompanied by an ticket holding adult**
*Excludes the online booking fees **T&Cs apply (free entry excludes Fun Pack, all children under 10 must be registered @ Race Pack Pick Up or on Race Day and display an official safety wristband with guardians contact details completed)

Your Ticket includes:

– A stylish 80’s headband
– The 2016 RainbowTour official Runners t-shirt
– R200 coupon for Superbalist.com app
– A bag of color powder (it’s the color run after all)
– 2 x temporary happy tattoos
– Race Number and pins
– Entry to the finish festival

Where to get your ticket:

Online: Directly from the ticketing page

EFT/Bank Transfer:

For EFT purchases and bank details please download the instructions:

EFT Instructions – [Word | PDF]

Manual Entries:
Manual Entry Points are open in CT! Come to one of our selected Sportsmans Warehouse locations to enter. Only solo, team and student tickets are available at manual entry points, no promotions or flash sales will be available at these locations.

– The Point Mall
– Canal Walk Shopping Centre
– Tokai-On-Main Centre
– Tyger Valley
– Rondebosch

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For all ticketing issues and problems please contact TixSA, on support@tixsa.co.za

For more info, visit www.colorrun.co.za

Hermanus Whale Festival

Published: September 16, 2016 1:32 pm

whale festival

The Hermanus Whale Festival started 25 years ago in the coastal town of Hermanus.  Residents and visitors celebrate the migration of Southern Right Whales.

Hermanus, is known as the best land-based whale watching destination in the world and plays host to thousands of visitors who flock to the seaside resort to delight in the unique natural environment, watch the whales and take pleasure in the music, enjoy great food and make the most of the many activities available during the festival

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This year the festival runs between the 30th of September and the 02nd October

Visitors can expect:

  • Whale whatching from shore and sea with live shows, hands-on family fun, street parades, film, music, seafood and local produce
  • An inter-active Eco – Marine Village Tent with the theme above and below
  • Treasure hunt in the Eco – Marine Tent for the kids on Saturday and Sunday (12-2)
  • Great food at the festival as well as restaurants in Hermanus
  • Quality crafters on Market Square
  • Kids Entertainment on Market Square
  • Whales and Wheels Classic Car Show
  • Go-Rally (A breakfast run from Cape Town to Hermanus)
  • Coke Music Marquee on Gearing’s Point
  • KFM – Live everyday on Market Square
  • Whale Sporting Events at Benguela Cove
  • Chris Chameleon – Saturday 8pm on the Coke Music Stage

The Whales are always the star performers at the festival and will be joined on land by great food, quality crafters, great sport events, a 3 day coaching clinic, kids entertainment, a Music stage with over 20 artists performing over the festival, Marine ECO Village, Vintage Car Show and thousands of people celebrating together.

The full program is available at www.hermanuswhalefestival.co.za

For accommodation options available in Hermanus click here

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For more information call: 028 313 0928 or email: leont1000@gmail.comfestival@hermanus.co.za

Franschhoek Uncorked Festival 2016

Published: September 5, 2016 9:30 am

 

With Spring in full swing what better way to enjoy all things new than at this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival from 24 to 25 September. This year the festival falls over the heritage day weekend (otherwise known as braai day), so it would only be fitting to celebrate your heritage over a couple of glasses of Franschhoek’s finest wines, selected by the winemakers and paired with delicious food cooked over an open flame as Franschhoek prepares to Braai4Heritage.

This is the perfect opportunity to travel from farm to farm sampling wines; the best wine Franschhoek has to offer. Visitors can also look forward to special offers on wines exclusive to the festival – what a perfect opportunity to stock up on wine for the festive season! With so much on offer why not make a  weekend of your Uncorked experience. Check out some great accommodation options here: www.capestay.co.za

Pre-book your Uncorked Weekend Pass through www.webtickets.co.za. Tickets cost R140 per person and allow you to access all of the participating wine farms as well as a complimentary tasting glass and free wine tastings.

For more info contact the Franschhoek Wine Valley offices on 021 876 2861 or visit www.franschhoekuncorked.co.za for further details and a list of participating farms.  For regular updates follow us on Twitter @Franschhoek_SA

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Museum Night at the V&A Waterfront

Published: July 8, 2016 5:00 pm

Explore 8 museums for free* at the V&A waterfront – at night!

Thursday July 14 2016. 5pm – 9pm. *Two Oceans Aquarium (Half–price)

Museum Night

A novel, fun, and cheap night out exploring some fantastic museums at the V&A Waterfront:

Zeitz MOCAA Pavilion
Chavonnes Battery Museum
Iziko Maritime Centre
Robben Island Jetty Museum
Cape Town Diamond Museum
Golf Hall of Fame
Springbok Rugby Experience
Two Oceans Aquarium (Half–price)

For more information on these individual museums and exhibitions, visit: http://www.museum-night.co.za/

The Franschhoek Bastille Festival

Published: April 22, 2016 12:05 pm

You better start thinking about your red, white and blue outfit.  The Franschhoek Bastille festival is around the corner!

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This year’s festival takes place on the 16th and 17th July and as always; The Food & Wine Marquee, set against the backdrop of the historic Huguenot Monument, is the place to be.

Sample the outstanding Franschhoek wines on offer or treat your palate with the selection of mouth watering gourmet treats available to purchase from some of Franschhoek’s well-known eateries.

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Besides amazing food and wine and breathtaking views there will be caricature artists, a barrel rolling competition and lots more fun for the whole family.

Just R200 per person will get you a ticket to the food and wine Marquee, the ticket includes entry, a tasting glass, a booklet of 5 tasting coupons (you can purchase additional coupons on the day), as well as a R20 wine voucher which can be redeemed on the day.

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If you would like to make the most out of the weekend, why not consider packing a bag and staying in Franschhoek for the weekend.  Click Here for some accommodation options.

For more information please visit www.franschhoek.org

 

 

 

 

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