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Cape Town Diary - July 2011

Nederburg Concert Series

When: 03 Jul 2011 to 26 Nov 2011

Where: The Nederburg Wine Estate Manor House recital room

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021 809 8106 or 021 809 8344

Fans of classical music can once again look forward to the annual Nederburg Concert Series. Top local and international classical musicians performe at the Nederburg Manor House.

The concert series also features a popular picnic concert, which marks the end of the season in November.

Fees van die Ganse

When: 8 to 10 July 2011

Where: Gansbaai

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The Gansbaai family festival celebrates the origin of Gansbaai and features live music, a procession on Saturday morning, boat trips to Dyer Island, a 4x4 adventure trip up Franskraal mountain, a golf competition and several food and craft stalls.

One of the highlights of this festival is the winter fynbos wildflower show.

Berg River Canoe Marathon

When: 12 Jul 2011 to 16 Jul 2011

Where: The Berg River

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The 4 day Berg River Canoe Marathon event covers a distance of over 250km from Paarl in the Cape Winelands to Velddrif on the West Coast. In true Cape Town fashion, cellar tours and wine-making courses are on offer to all participants and spectators.

Cape Town Fashion Week

When: 13 Jul 2011 to 16 Jul 2011

Where: CTICC, Cape Town Central (Land Bank and City Hall)

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With the support of the Cape Town Fashion Council, SA Tourism and the Cape Town Tourism, AFI have invited selected design houses to present their Spring / Summer 2011/12 collections at various venues around the city.

Bastille Festival

When: 16 - 17 Jul 2011

Where: Franschhoek

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Locals and visitors will be celebrating the Valley’s centuries-old French Huguenot heritage at its annual Bastille Festival.

The Food and Wine Marquee affords visitors the opportunity to sample fine wines and indulge in mouth-watering dishes.

Sample a wide selection of cuisine, ranging from: oysters, sushi, local and French cheeses to charcuterie, hand-made chocolates and salmon trout from the area.

A farmers’ market, craft market stalls, musicians and children’s activities are also included in the line up of festival celebrations.

For those wanting to appreciate French heritage in comfort, the Screening Room at Le Quartier Français will be screening French movies throughout the weekend.

Breedekloof Soetes & Soup

When: Friday 22 July and Saturday 23 July

Where: Beedekloof Wine Valley

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This fun-filled event combats the chills by serving you cups of steaming hot homemade country soup accompanied by a glass of our multiple award-winning soetes (dessert wines).

Visitors buy a Breedekloof Soetes & Soup enamel mug and coupon booklet at their first winery and use it to enjoy complimentary cups of homemade country soup and discounts on red and fortified wines at each of the participating wineries.

Activities will include live musical performances by a variety of well known local artists.

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