Cape Town Events June 2010

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Winter is in full swing in June and activities tend to be more indoors.

But let's not forget that FIFA World Cup 2010 hits Cape Town this year!!

Group matches to be played in Cape Town

  • 11th June - 8.30pm: Uruguay v France
  • 14th June - 8.30pm: Italy v Paraguay
  • 18th June - 8.30pm: England v Algeria
  • 21st June - 1.30pm: Portugal v Korea DPR
  • 24th June - 8.30pm: Cameroon v Netherlands
World Cup 2010, Cape Town

Wacky Wine Weekend

When:  Thursday 3 June - Sunday 6 June

Where: Robertson Wine Valley, Robertson

Cost: All visitors need to purchase a passport (R70) at their first port of call. This includes a stylish tasting glass, WWW goodie bag, festival program and a bottle of water.

The passport entitles you to free tasting (25ml-samples) of the wines for the duration of the festival.

More information: 
Contact: The Robertson Wine Valley on (023) 626-3167.

The Wacky Wine Weekend takes place in the Robertson Wine Valley.

Wineries from Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson host not only wine tastings, but also extra activities, which includes outdoor, sport, adventure, family-fun, kiddo stuff, live music, fine dining to name but a few.

Wacky Wine Weekend Festival, Robertson, Cape Town

Soup Sip and Bread

When:  Sunday, 6 June 2010

Where: Various farm on the Durbanville Wine Route.

Cost:  Ticket prices range from free to R120 per person.
NB You have to book at some venues!

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Nine wine farms in the Durbanville Wine Valley host the second Soup, Sip and Bread winter event on Sunday June 6th, providing the perfect environment to enjoy this delightful wine route’s reds with hearty country fare, all served up with live music in a rustic, country-side setting.

The wine farms participating in this fun-filled family event are Nitida, Meerendal, Hillcrest, Durbanville Hills, Diemersdal, De Grendel, D’Aria, Bloemendal and Altydgedacht.

Festival goers will yet again flock to this special winter event to warm the cockles of the heart with home-made soup and just-baked artisanal bread perfectly matched with red wine from the valley’s cellars.

Soup Sip and Bread, Durbanville Wine route, Cape Town

The Vodacom Funny Festival

When: 7 June – 11 July

Where: Baxter Theatre (Concert Hall), Rondebosch

Cost: R130
NB Age Restriction: NO UNDER 18's!

More information:

The Vodacom Funny Festival is Cape Town’s flagship stand-up comedy festival.

Alan Committie (SA)
Craig Hill (Scotland)
Riaad Moosa (SA)
The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue (UK)
Paul Zerdin (UK)
Ndumiso Lindi (SA)
Mario Queen of the Circus (USA)
Al Prodgers (SA)
Paul Morocco (USA)

The Vodacom Funny Festival, Cape Town

Global Icons - Expo-tainment Experience

When: 10 June to 11 July 2010

Where: CTICC, Cape Town Foreshore

Cost: Various prices

More information:

With only eight days of matches being played in the Mother City, the question is: "So what are people going to do for the other 23 days?".
Join in the during the 2010 FIFA World Cup at The Global Icons Expo-tainment Experience.

Features include:

  • 24 countries showcased in 24 pavilions across 10 000m2;
  • Tourism, trade and sport exhibits;
  • VIP/business hospitality suites;
  • live music and entertainment across seven stages as well as roving artists.
  • Fashion shows and an exclusive interactive fashion zone.
  • Other inter-active zones: TravelZone (travel destinations), TechZone (latest games and technology), FitZone (Health & fitness products), KidZone (restaurant with supervised play area).
  • Special soccer viewing areas to ensure all visitors (and their families) join in the soccer fever and participate in a day of fun and entertainment.
June 11 France - June 12 Argentina - June 13 Germany
June 14 Italy - June 15 Brazil - June 16 South Africa
June 17 Mexico - June 18 England - June 19 Cameroon
June 20 Ivory Coast - June 21 Portugal - June 22 Nigeria
June 23 Ghana - June 24 Netherlands - June 25 Spain

Greyton Winter Classical Music Festival

When:  Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June

Where: Greyton, Overberg

Cost: R45 - R100

More information:

Five concerts by some of the country’s top classical musicians will be performed during this festival in the quaint village of Greyton.

Apart from classical music concerts various art exhibitions are planned for this weekend, as well as wine tastings presented by top Overberg wine estates. Restaurants in the village will offer various winter dishes and meals prepared by "celebrity" chefs.

Artists performing include popular soprano Zanne Stapelberg, mezzo-soprano Minette Du Toit-Pearce, violinist Suzanne Martens, cellist Peter Martens, pianist Philippus and the South African Youth Choir under the baton of Andre van der Merwe promises to be one of the highlights of the festival.

Greyton Winter Classical Music Festival, Greyton, Cape Town

Napier Patat Festival

When:  Friday 18 June and Saturday 19 June

Where: Napier, Overberg

Cost: Various

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The Napier Patat Festival will be kicking off on Friday night 18 June, with a live performance by brothers Christo & Kobus.

Then Saturday morning, 19 June, sees the half marathon, fun run and mountain bike race take place at the Napier High School school.

The Miss Napier competition and Mej Patatrantjie will also be held on the Saturday morning this year (in the middle of the athletics field, weather depending).

After prize giving in the afternoon, the festivities continue at the school, however the rest of the village comes alive as well, with open gardens, vintage cars, wine and beer tastings and much more.

Napier Patat Festival, Napier, Cape Town

Christmas in Winter

When: Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 JUNE 2010

Where: Tulbagh

Cost: R30 per person - This includes free wine tasting at various Wine Cellars, The Rock with Santa Party and entrance to 4 National Museums.
Children under 12 free!

More information:

Christmas once again comes early this year as Tulbagh presents a weekend extravaganza of wonderful winter warmers.

Browse through the arts, crafts, photographic exhibitions, art galleries and quaint shops.
Enjoy cheese, Belgian chocolate and olive tastings or join in the chilli eating and various other competitions happening.
Jumping castles, pony rides, face painting are just some of the activities that will keep the little ones entertained.

Join the winemakers and their staff for wine tastings, cellar tours and a variety of activities.

The "Rock with Santa Party" on Saturday evening is not to be missed. Jive to the sounds of live music, enjoy much merriment and of course good company!

Christmas in Winter Festival, Tulbagh, Cape Town

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