WHAT’S ON DURING FEBRUARY IN PAARL
Posted by Lorenzo Samuels on 28 January 2019 4:05 PM CAT
February is not just the month for lovers, there is something to do for friends as well as family. There are events for the active, the lazy, the music lovers and foodies. Here is your ultimate list of things to add to your calendar in February.
Star Trail Photographic Work at the Afrikaans Language Monument
2 February 2019
The Star trails Photography Workshop at the Afrikaans Language Monument is a photography workshop where participants will learn to take time-exposure photographs to record star trails.
The workshop fee of R750 includes notes.
Limited space is available and must be booked with Jeffrey Pietersen on +27 (0) 21 872 3441 or email@example.com.
“The stars to shine” at the Afrikaans Language Monument
15 February 2019 at 19:30.
ADAM, Early B and Irene-Louise van Wyk promise a magical, musical summer evening
An evening of star-studded musical talent under the stars awaits everyone who makes their way to the Afrikaans Language Monument on Paarl Mountain when ADAM, Early B and Irene-Louise van Wyk turn the summer evening on Friday, 15 February 2019, into a magical musical event. A unique combination of pop, folk and rap, combined with energetic stage personalities, promise an unforgettable, entertaining evening. Furthermore, their concert at the monument is in part in aid of the Let’s Read! literacy project for children, and visitors are asked to bring and donate any children’s books for this purpose.
Bring your own drinks (no glass) and picnic baskets, or order one in advance at the delicious Volksmond Restaurant on +27 (0) 21 863 2800. Coffee, light refreshments, pizza, wine and beer will also be on sale.
Tickets, which are expected to sell out quickly, are available at Computicket and the Language Monument at R150 for adults, R140 for students and R70 for children under 13. Bring a blanket or pillow and warm clothing. Safe parking is available (a shuttle service transports visitors to the gate) and entry is controlled. Unfortunately, no dogs or fires are allowed.
For further information regarding this and other events (such as the full moon and stargazing picnics), call +27 (0) 21 863 0543/4809 or visit www.taalmonument.co.za and www.facebook.com/afrikaansaalmonument.
Waterwise Gardening Workshop at Babylonstoren
13 February 2019 from 10:00 – 15:00
Please meet us at the Farm Shop.
In this workshop, we’ll share waterwise tips to help make gardening easier and friendlier to local wildlife, by using less water. Learn about South Africa’s indigenous vegetation under the guidance of top botanist Ernst van Jaarsveld.
We start the day with a walk, inspecting different mulches and waterwise plants used at Babylonstoren. In the garden lecture room, Ernst will give an illustrated talk. You will also have the chance to bounce the best plant choices for your garden off him. In the afternoon, we’ll propagate easy-to-grow waterwise plants from seed and cuttings to take home.
Lunch will be served at the Greenhouse Restaurant and is included in the price.
EVE ART STUDIO PAARL
2 February 2019 anytime between 9am – 4pm
Eve Art Studio in Paarl is giving a Valentines Pottery Workshop. Paint a bowl with “bubbles” technique which is easy and fun.
The workshop is open to all ages and will happen at 12c Louws Avenue Southern Paarl at the studio.
Paint as many bowls as you wish.
Phone Madeleine at +27 (0) 82 344 3619
R200 a bowl with 15% discount when bringing a loved one.
Hero Night Series – Spice Route
22 February 2019 from 18:00 – 21:30
Hero Night Series at Spice Route Destination, Paarl
There is nothing quite like running, walking or riding in the dark on some of the most amazing trails under the stars in Paarl. All routes are well marked with marshals and some fun water-points.
Great food and entertainment on the evening with casual meals at Barley & Biltong Emporium and La Grapparia at Spice Route which will also be open. If you are a walker, runner or Mountain biker, you don’t want to miss this one. Pack those lights and come enjoy a great evening under the stars. Please note NO LIGHT, NO START, NO HELMET, NO RIDE.
3km walk or run (ideal for kiddies and parents: 18:30 pm l 5km: 18:35pm l 10km: 18:35pm
MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES:
3km (ideal for kiddies):18:30pm l 10k: 19:10pm l 20km: 19:10pm
Registration: at Barley and Biltong Restaurant from 17:30 on the day
Cost: Hero and Paarl Adventure Trail Members get free entry, non-members need to purchase a trail permit (R60.00) .There will also be a donation box where the funds go to trail maintenance.
Karoo Craft Breweries (KCB)
Every Friday from 17:00 – 21:00
A night market will be held at the KCB Taproom at Simonsvlei Winery every Friday.
We will have food stalls, craft beer, wine and live music. No booking needed. Free entrance.
Marianne Wine Estate: Sunday Wine Set feat. The Betsie Beers
24 February 2019 from 15:00 – 18:00
For our second 2019 edition of the Sunday Wine Set, we are welcoming the Betsie Beers with Luna Paige as co-host. Join us for some country, folk, bluegrass, tapas and wine!
Tapas available (3 for R80) – 3pm onward
Free entry. Bookings essential +27 (0) 21 875 5040 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Wedding Expo – Rhebokskloof
9 February 2019 from 10:00 – 17:00.
My Wedding Expo will be taking place on the 9th February 2019 at the beautiful Rhebokskloof Wine Estate.
Come and join us for a day full of entertainment including special prizes up for grabs. Our main prize is winning your wedding venue at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate! (Kindly note that attendance of the Expo is compulsory to stand a chance of winning this fabulous prize)
Tickets are charged at R50.00 per ticket at http://qkt.io/myweddingexporheboks.
Val de Vie Estate Sunday Polo Brunch by Cointreau
10 February 2019, 17 February 2019 & 24 February 2019 from 09:00 – 12:00.
A beautiful day in the Cape Winelands, overlooking the lush green polo fields of Val de Vie Estate with picturesque mountain ranges as backdrop. Waiters wearing Panama hats, carrying trays of Val de Vie Cuvée de Vie MCC or a crisp glass of Polo Club Chardonnay Pinot Noir.
Entertained by the majestic Sport of Kings and music to match the mood – it very well may be the perfect day out in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley. The Polo Club Restaurant has crafted a polo brunch experience to add to your must-do list on a Sunday, offering a new, fresh and creative brunch menu.
Expect fine food, excellent service and a lively atmosphere.
Polo game commence at 09:00 (subject to change) l Lunch menu: 12:00 – 15:00.
R250 per person includes a selection of buffet options, one menu item selection and a glass of Val de Vie Cuvee MCC or a Cointreau cocktail on arrival. (Kiddies menu available).
The jungle gym and pony rides (R50 cash per ride) will be available to keep the young ones entertained.
Booking is essential: email@example.com
Val de Vie Market & Torpedo SwimRun
3 February 2019 from 08:00 – 15:00.
Val de Vie Estate in the Cape Winelands sees the introduction of a new format in the popular Torpedo SwimRun Series; with individual non-wetsuit entries and the focus on fun and experiencing SwimRun in a safe environment.
After the race, invite your family and friends for a spectacular day out at the Val de Vie Market hosted by Clark and Sons where there will be activities for kids, polo, live entertainment and a gourmet food truck area with a fantastic range of food and drinks on offer.
Experience the Torpedo SwimRun:
6 fun runs = 8km (longest run <3km)
6 short swims =2km (longest swim <400m)
Total route: 10km
Entry fee: R395 (free entry to the Market)