Autumn in Groot Constantia

Autumn in Groot Constantia

A quiet weekend ahead, it would seem, at least going by the Mother City Living events calendar… 

But, there’s always something to do, and autumn is the season of food festivals – which get started next weekend with my favourite one of all – the SA Cheese Festival.

Until then, though, here’s this weekend’s highlights…

Farmhouse Rocks: Taxi Violence

Saturday 18 April.  3.30pm.  Cape Farmhouse (Junction at M66 and M65, bottom of Redhill Road 3km past Scarborough).  Adults R50 / students R40 / kids FREE.

Always a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon – enjoying the latest Farmhouse Rocks.  This week it’s local rock band, Taxi Violence, providing the entertainment.  Cash bar and light snacks available/ a la carte until 15h30 also available 

Kalk Bay Fresh Etc Market

Sunday 19 April.  9am-2pm.  Kalk Bay Community Centre, Main Road, Kalk Bay.  Contact Erica on 021 788-8088.  Free entry.

Every third Sunday of the month gives us an excuse (if one needs such a thing) to head over to lovely Kalk Bay and sample some ‘decadent delights’ at this little seaside market.  It’s a market with potential, and is a great way to start a day of Kalk Bay meandering (don’t forget to stop in at the fabulous Kassia & Figg next door to the market – you will not be disappointed!)

Market highlights

It seems like the perfect kind of weekend for market-visiting.  In addition to the Kalk Bay Fresh Etc Market, you could stop in at the Porter Estate Produce market in Tokai (Saturday 9am-1pm), for a little farm breakfast under the trees, or the ever popular Neighbour Goods Market with all its gourmet charms (Saturday 9am-2pm), or wander down to Fish Hoek’s well-stocked Triangle Square Market (Saturday 9am-2pm)

Green Drinks evening at Josephine Mill

Monday 20 April.  From 6pm.  Josephine Mill, Newlands.  Free (you buy your drinks).

It’s the second green drinks evening already!  A casual no-strings-attached kind of evening where you can chat with ‘environmentally-minded’ folks from the area.  I went last month, and met some very interesting people – among them a family who’ve gone off-grid, a guy who builds wind turbines, an architect with green leanings, a landscaper interested in sustainable options…  There was no agenda – you just pitch up, get a drink, and mill about.

Upcoming events to look out for…


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