Get the summer season into full swing and head off to the picturesque Breedekloof Valley over the weekend of 12 to 14 October for the annual Breedekloof Outdoor & Wine Festival.
Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the area is renowned for producing excellent wine as well as breathtaking views and promises visitors a weekend of fun for young and old.
Sip, sample and savour wines from the wineries in the area which include Rawsonville, Slanghoek, Goudini and the Breede River areas.
Stock up for the festive season with special offers at the farms, or make the most of the weekend as you enjoy live entertainment and family-friendly activities on offer at select farms.
A wide selection of kiddies’ activities will be available which include pony rides, sand art, magic shows, jumping castles and tractor rides.
Outdoor enthusiasts can look forward to two of the popular events taking place again this year, being the mountain bike race and a tagged fishing competition.
A festival highlight, the Slanghoek Cellar Mountain-to-Mountain Mountain Bike Classic will take place on Saturday, 13 October and includes a 13km, 33km and 60km route. Participants can enter at the cellar on the morning of the race or pre-book via www.onlines.co.za.
For a more relaxed outdoor activity Merwida Winery will be hosting the popular tagged fishing competition, which offers a cash prize for the first tagged fish caught.
After working up an appetite be sure to pop in at some of the local restaurants such as Boshimela, Bergsig Bistro, Opstal Restaurant, Fairhills Tea Garden or the Bistro@Jason’s for a sumptuous country style meal. Or enjoy something lighter such at the festival food stalls available at all the wineries during your visit.
Take the opportunity to make a weekend of this social calendar highlight and make use of the region’s ample accommodation facilities which range from wooden mountain cabins and stone houses overlooking rivers, to B&Bs, guest houses, camping and caravanning sites.