Sipping a fine wine whilst perusing a local Cape Town market nestled between the vineyards of a wine estate sounds quite idyllic. Maybe this is what that one day off in between meetings looks like; or maybe this is a glimpse into that perfect Capetonian getaway whether you are a business tycoon or a globe trotter. Vibrant South African cuisine, fun activities and non-stop entertainment await those that fully embrace their visit to the Mother City. Ocean View House is proud to present you with a list of unmatched events and markets that will culturally immerse you in the very essence of Cape Town.
The Grand White South Africa
‘Come as strangers and leave as friends’ this is how you will describe this Grand White event. This is a family picnic on a completely new scale. It’s a prestigious event set in the late afternoon and evening of the 23rd of February 2019. The location is kept secret. All participants dress in white and enjoy a picnic like none other at beautifully set long picnic tables. Bring your own basket or purchase and collect on the day of the event. You can look forward to a variety of entertainment promising to be like none other and truly unforgettable. Bookings opening soon.
The Lourensford Market
Situated on the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate, the Lourensford market is a family-friendly, vibrant gathering that provides the perfect quick getaway to start the weekend on a high. More than 70 stalls housed in a modern and rustic structure are permanently situated against a lush backdrop of vineyards. With quality products as their highest priority you can find anything from mouth-watering morsels to exquisite handmade products and art.
You can drop in every Friday for their Twilight Market to shake off the work week shackles and spend quality time with family and friends. Every first Friday of the month this market welcomes DJs all over Cape Town to show off their skills, which mean you will also get a chance to make use of the dance floor. This market is dog-friendly and also boasts live music performances by local talent on Sundays.
Root 44 Market
The Root 44 Market is open every Saturday and Sunday at Audacia Wine Farm situated in Stellenbosch. As a marquees market you can visit even if the weather elsewhere is not playing along. An array of local and hand-made items offers you the chance to peruse through antiques, clothing, homeware, arts and crafts, leather luxuries and organic produce.
This family-friendly spot will guarantee entertainment for your children as well. With a vast number of activities available in the World of Adventure that sports a big lawn area, your little ones can explore or eat ice cream underneath a canopied patch of grass. Root 44 market is open every weekend from 9 am.
Blaauwklippen Family Market
Blaauwklippen Wine Estate offers a tasting room, bistro and a family-friendly market every Sunday. The market offers various delicious foods, entertainment, crafts and ample space for your little ones to run free and play. Local musicians give this market a truly South African sound and an antique fair teams up with the family event every month.
Every 3rd Sunday your four-legged canine friends can come for a walk on the Vineyard Doggy Walk. All of the proceeds for this doggy walk are donated to the Helderberg Animal Welfare Society. Drop in anytime from 10 am to 3 pm to experience all that this family affair has to offer!
Vergenoegd Wine Estate Market
Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate is known for farming sustainably and has a wide variety of entertainment available to all guests. Wine tastings, a duck parade, a weekly running event and a local market all ensure a family fiesta every time you visit. Local and international visitor alike are welcome to stroll through the market from 9 am to 3 pm every Saturday of the month. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash at all times.
If you need accommodation in Cape Town that matches the allure of all of these events, then you don’t have to look further than Ocean View House. We provide anything from elegant and functional traveller rooms for a more affordable option to superior rooms that lathers you with luxury and ample space. Contact us today to ensure your reservation and come enjoy all the spoils Cape Town has to offer.