Monday, March 29, 2010

April events

looking for something to keep you busy this April?

There's loads happening in and around Cape Town to keep you entertained, full of great food and fit as a er fiddle...

7–8 April

Did you know? Most bank notes are made of cotton blended with linen, and not regular paper. Splash out some cash to see sensational Sex Bomb singer Tom Jones, who will be stopping over at Grand West as part of his SA Tour. Or catch him at Sun City Superbowl on 10 April. R330–R580 at Computicket.

Don’t… be alarmed if there’s a sudden shortage of granny panties.

11 April

Did you know? The 1932 Henry Hall recording of Teddy Bear’s Picnic was used for more than 30 years by BBC audio engineers to test and calibrate audio equipment. Pack your picnic blanket and head out to the Stellenbosch Winelands for an all-day family feast when Eikendal Estate hauls out the barrels for its popular Weintaufe Harvest Celebration. Tickets available at the gate at R65 per adult and includes a complimentary glass and barrel tasting. Visitors under the age of 18 get in for free, 021-855-1422.

19 April

Did you know? Earthworms have five hearts. Get yours pounding by participating in the Spur Adventure Charity Challenge (Lourensford Wine Estate), for a 20km mountain bike trail ride or a 5km trail dash. There is also a 7km nature-hike and a bush baby trail for kids between the ages of six and10. Visit for info on the events in Pretoria, PE and Durbs, 021 789 0188.

30 April

Did you know? The cartoon character Olive Oyl was cast in the comic strip Thimble Theatre, ten years before Popeye the sailor made his first appearance, making the strip change its name. Join in the weekend festivities at the 10th ANNUAL RIEBEEK VALLEY OLIVE FESTIVAL, with over 23 pit stops on the specially designed festival route map, visitors have plenty of opportunity to learn the many secrets of the versatile olive. Visit, 082-896-5022.

30 April

Did you know? Dirty singer Christina Aguilera wears bright blue contact lenses? Get muddied-up at the 10th Dirtopia Mountain Bike Festival at Tarentaalkraal Campsite, Greyton. Tickets cost from R50 per event three-day weekend) 021-884-4752.

24-27 April
Did you know? Some snakes can go two years without food. But who could do that when they’re surrounded by award winning cheeses at the SA CHEESE FESTIVAL (Bien DonnĂ©). Visit the Cheese Emporium, Cheese Market or Dairy Square. Kids can play in the Kiddies Corner, the Cheese Chiller or experience the magical Milk Factory. Booking essential, Tickets R90-R110 Computicket.

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