11 must-visit events for foodies

Winter is buzzing with food and drinks festivals – from margaritas and tacos in Cape Town to wine tasting in Elgin and pinotage on tap in Durban, we’ve got you covered with upcoming foodie events you don’t want to miss.

Cape Town

Margaritas & Tacos (City Bowl)

Enjoy the new Thursday bottomless margaritas and taco nights at the Southern Sun in Cape Town. Every Thursday, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, you’ll get bottomless margaritas and a complimentary platter of tacos at the Waterfront pool bar. It costs R180 and booking is essential. 

When: Thursdays from 15 August 2019

Where: 1 Lower Buitengracht, Cape Town City Bowl

Steenberg Toasts Spring (Constantia)

A 5km or 10km trail run (or walk) will take place in the Steenberg vineyards, with each participant receiving a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. The run is set to take off at 7am, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to True North Early Childhood Development. Tickets are available on Webtickets.

When: 1 September 2019

Where: Steenberg Wine Estate, Constantia


Elgin Winter Wine Tasting Fair (Elgin)

The first-ever Elgin winter wine festival is happening just as we say goodbye to the cold season. The festival will be held indoors with an epic fireplace, showcasing wines of the Elgin area and allowing you to meet the winemakers. The tickets are on sale on Quicket for R150, giving you access to an Elgin winter wine festival glass and wine tastings.

When: 9 to 11 August 2019

Where: Elgin Railway Market, Oak Avenue Elgin Village, Elgin


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Stadsaal Soiree (Stellenbosch)

Once a month the people of Stellenbosch take to the streets for the Stadsaal Soiree. Wine cellars are showcased, and food stalls and great music are also on offer.
When: 14 August 2019
Where: Stellenbosch Town Hall, Stellenbosch


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Winter is here but that does not mean hibernation! The Stellenbosch Street Soirees are being repackaged in a winter edition called Stadsaal Soiree! This cosy Stadsaal Soiree will be taking place in the Stellenbosch Town Hall in Plein Street. This Pop-up Wine Festival will have the same look and feel as the Street Soiree, just indoors! Each Soiree will feature a selection of cellars showcasing their wines and restaurants and street fare caterers will be selling their delicious food. Dates: 5 June, 17 July & 14 August 2019 Time: 18:00 – 20:00 Where: Stellenbosch Town Hall / Stadsaal in Plein Street Tickets: R150 per person and includes a glass and 12 tasting tokens. Food dishes priced individually. Tickets only sold at the door – Cash only! Tickets are limited – First Come, First Serve.Event info can be found in the link in our bio! . . . . . #stellenboschwines #zevenwacht #solidlystellenbosch #swfct #capetown #stellenboschstreetsoirees #winetasting #wineroute #stadsaalsoiree #winterwine

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The Chocolate Festival (Stellenbosch)

The words chocolate and festival are all we need to know. Tickets range from R50 to R180 and are available on Webtickets.

When: 31 August to 1 September 2019

Where: The Woodmill, Devonvallei, Stellenbosch


Dinner Time Stories, Le Petit Chef – Smallest Chef in the World (Morningside)

Dinner Time Stories is an innovative dining experience providing a combination of performance and food. The show will include a six- or seven-course meal and, for an additional cost, a wine pairing. Tickets cost R1225 on Computicket.
When: Various days, view Computicket for details
Where: Faircity Quatermain Hotel, Johannesburg

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No Rules Cafeteria (Morningside)

The pop-up restaurant is a crafted food, art and boutique event experience with an art exhibition, live music and a 3-course menu by the chef/co-founder Khamya Mzongwna. Make sure to be part of the bespoke foodie experience. Get your tickets on Quicket.

When: 31 August 2019

Where: Corner of De Korte St and Melle St, Johannesburg


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Women’s Day at Da Vincenzo (Kyalami)

The authentic Italian country-styled restaurant and venue is celebrating Women’s Day this year, giving all the ladies a complimentary glass of wine. 

When: 9 August 2019

Where: 29 Mentrose Road, Barbeque Downs, Kyalami, Johannesburg

Pinotage on Tap (Gauteng)

Indulge in good food and wine while listening to great live music for R295 per person  (including a special Pinotage On Tap surprise gift on arrival, a wine glass, endless Pinotage).

When: 24 August 2019

Where: 245 End St, Clubview, Centurion


Umhlanga Food and Music Festival (Umhlanga)

The Umhlanga Food and Music festival brings artisanal food stalls, a G&T garden, craft beers and live music to Chris Saunders Park. The festival starts at 12pm and entry costs R80 (with children under entering for free). Tickets are available on Webtickets.

When: 9 August 2019

Where: Chris Saunders Park, Umhlanga

Charlie’s Fusion World Food Cafe Kitchen Take Over (Berea)

Chef Charlie will take over the kitchen at Fusion World Food Cafe for Friday dinner and Saturday lunch and dinner, so make sure to get your seat. The menu is based on stripped-back cooking.

When: 16 to 17 August  2019

Where: Shop 4, Silvervause Centre, Silverton Road, Berea

Mercury Wine Week (Greyville)

Mercury Wine Week is Kwazulu-Natal largest wine show, bringing together over 75 wine farms and brands; with 400 people expected to attend. The wine week will also offer food and wine pairings, a food market area, and a gin, whiskey and champagne bar. Tickets are on sale online at Itickets for R120 (or R160 at the door).

When: 29 to 31 August 2019

Where: 150 Avondale Rd, Greyville

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