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 Festivals, Carnivals and Events   NEAR CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA


| Cape Town Pride Festival | Hands On Harvest Festival | Nederberg Harvest Day | Riesling Rocks Festival |

Read more: A month-by-month Calendar of our featured Western Cape carnivals, festivals and other events: celebrating the Cape's cuisine, wine, history, culture and traditions.


Cape Town Pride Festival


Where: Cape Town
When: Last week in February

Cape Pride Parade

Photo: Cape Town Pride

The non profit organization ‘Cape Town Pride’ has become a regular on the Cape Town events calendar. In 2013 it entered its 13th year as a Cape Town festival. It is a celebration of diversity and awareness for the LGBT community. Every year the organization arranges a variety of fun and exciting events such as the Pride Film Premier, parties, workshops, book sales, sunset beach picnics and pageants. The festival is run completely by volunteers.

Booking essential: Not for the street parades but some of the parties may carry a fee.
Book at: N/A
Ticket sales limited: Event dependent

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Hands on Harvest Festival


Where: Robertson, Western Cape Winelands
When: 3rd week of February

At this festival anyone can experience what it means to be a wine maker. The event provides activities to small groups of individuals that starts with actual grape picking all the way to wine blending and tasting. It is an incredible experience for any budding wine maker or enthusiast looking for some insight into the details involved in wine making.

Activities at the festival include:

Robertson Valley Hands On Harvest

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Robertson Wine Valley's Hands-On Harvest

The various activities are hosted by participating Robertson valley estates and must be booked separately with each of the estates.

Annual tourism activities will continue during the festival, adding variety to the visit and fun for the whole family. You can also enjoy olive tours, 4x4 routes, river cruises and rafting, skydiving, hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, golf and more.

Booking essential: Yes
Book at: Individual participating wine estates or
Ticket sales limited: Yes

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Nederberg Harvest Day


Where: Paarl Wine Route: Nederberg Estate
When: Last week in February

Picking grapes at Nederberg Estate, Paarl Wine Route

Photo by Nederberg Wine Estate

Nederberg Estate has set aside one day where visitors can join in on the harvest. It all starts with picking the grapes followed by a grape stomping adventure and ends with a barbecue in the garden and live music.

It is not all fun and games; the Nederberg pickers are on hand to teach participants which bunches of ripe enough for picking, offering guidance throughout the event. It is quite an amazing feeling to know that the juice of the grapes you helped to pick will one day be enjoyed as a wine.

Booking essential: Yes
Book at: or directly with Nederberg estate
Ticket sales limited: Yes

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Riesling Rocks Festival


Where: Stellenbosch Wine Route, Hartenberg Wine Estate
When: First week in February

Riesling Rocks Festival  at Hartenberg Wine Estate

Photo by Hartenberg Wine Estate

The festival is a celebration of the best Riesling wines from across the country. It is hosted by wine maker Carl Schultz of Hartenberg Wine Estate.

During the festival the very fine Weisser/Rhine Rieslings are paired with delicious food that complements the wine perfectly.

Booking essential: Yes
Book at: Hartenberg Wine Estate
Ticket sales limited: Yes

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