Spring time in Stellenbosch

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Spring time in Stellenbosch

The verdant wineland region is an all-year-round source of activity and attractions. The little town of Stellenbosch, in particular, plays host to a multitude of events that appeal to folks from various cultures and climes, always promising memorable occasions.

As the winter season winds down into spring and the trees lining the old roads gradually revive into their familiar leafy green forms, the air in Matieland is touched with a whisper of anticipation. Here's where to go and what to do in Stellenbosch this spring.

Celebrate Life




On September 14th the Jordan Restaurant located near Stellenbosch in Kloof Road, Vlottenburg, will come alive with magical food and mellifluous music as the hosts and patrons celebrate life. George Jar dine, Bertha Bassoon and Michael Broughton are the talented chefs who will man the kitchen, while the esteemed rugby commentator, Johan Rademan, will act as the master of ceremonies. Additionally, Neil Rademan, Wilken Calitz and Richard Onraet will provide guests with music to accompany the merrymaking. Tickets are slightly pricy at R800 per person, but the event is for a good cause as all proceeds will go to the Horizon House, a work centre in Stellenbosch for those who have a primary intellectual disability.

Date: 14 September 2013
Place: The Jordan Restaurant
Time: 18:30 for 19:00
Price: R800

Beat Around the Bosch




This unique initiative scheduled to take place on September 28th is the first sporting and entertainment event of its kind. Beat Around the Bosch will combine marathon running and music into a single event, where runners will follow a scenic route that winds its way through the town and at strategic spots, will pass music stages where live musical acts will perform. The route begins and ends at Stellenbosch High School and the trail is 7.95 km long. There will be six stages set up and at the end of the marathon participants and spectators can enjoy a music festival at Stellenbosch High School, where there will be vendors, a live music program as well as a beer tent.

Date: 28 September 2013
Place: Stellenbosch High School
Time: Early!
Price: R120

Cape Winelands Film Festival




For ten days during the month of November, Stellenbosch will host the Arabian Nights section of the Cape Winelands Film Festival and the theme for this year is 'Reconciliation and Acceptance of the Other'. A collection of short films, documentaries and features will delight all cinephiles with original and captivating motion pictures. This section of the film festival will be complemented by traditional music, dancers and cuisine from Abu Dhabi which forms part of the Emerati culture.

Date: 1 - 10 November 2013
Place: Oude Libertas Amphitheatre
Time: Details to follow
Price: Details to follow

For those interested in attending any of these events and hoping to secure accommodation for an overnight stay, there are several reputable guest houses in Stellenbosch, such as the charming Villa Grande.

About the Author:
Villa Grande offers warm-hearted guest house accommodation in Stellenbosch and is situated in the historic centre of the town in the beautiful Cape winelands.

Contact Niel today to find out more about visiting Stellenbosch .