Cape Town – It’s the weekend, baby! And we can’t wait to get out and have some winter fun.
This weekend is all about adventure and getting your heart racing in the cold Eastern Cape climate. For the bravest among us, the Jbay Winterfest will be highlight – hitting some of the best waves in the world at their peak.
If you’re not that keen to jump into the chilly sea, fear not. There are plenty of roads trips to be had, and these equal just as much adventure.
It’s the last weekend to enjoy the Knysna Oyster Festival up the road from PE in the Garden Route. And the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown also wraps up this weekend, so get there before it’s too late!
Here’s what to get up to in and around Port Elizabeth this weekend:
Easy Mornings: Why not visit the Back to Earth Organic Market at the Old Cash Store this Sunday, from 09:00 until 14:00. The market sells natural, hand-made clothing, gifts, jewellery, deli food and fresh produce, and indigenous trees to take home and plant!
A photo posted by Nishkah Anne Swart (@fashionishkah_16) on Mar 19, 2016 at 8:31am PDT
Day Tripping: South Africa’s premium sport and lifestyle festival, the Knysna Oyster Festival runs during the winter school holidays from 1 to 10 July 2016. This weekend will be your last chance to get in on the action.
A photo posted by Knysna Oyster Festival (@knysnaoysterfestival) on Jun 1, 2016 at 5:55am PDT
Adrenaline Shot: The 4th edition of the Jbay Winterfest takes place from the 6-17 July 2016 in the coastal town of Jeffreys Bay. The much-anticipated event, which superceded Billabong Pro, sees scores of international and regional athletes, as well as thousands of spectators, flock to the surfing capital for the country’s premier waves festival.
A photo posted by Jbay Winter Fest (@jbaywinterfest) on Jun 20, 2016 at 12:01pm PDT
Treat the Family: Treat the kids to an entire day of learning about nature while having fun. Highlights on the Bay World calendar include seal and penguin feeding, as well as snake interactions. It’s sure to be a memorable experience for all.
A photo posted by Nicole Maistry (@nicolemaistry) on Feb 7, 2016 at 11:26pm PST
You can see more school holiday activities to do with the kids here: School holiday family fun in Port Elizabeth
For the Love of Art: The Grahamstown National Arts Festival, organised by the Grahamstown Foundation attracts over 50 000 people each year and is South Africa’s biggest arts and culture festival to date. Arts, music, theatre and crafts take centre stage and over 500 different performances, ranging from music to dance and opera. This weekend is the last chance to pop into #NAF2016.
A photo posted by National Arts Festival (@nationalartsfestival) on Jul 8, 2015 at 10:20am PDT
Movers Shakers: Music, arts and drama – this is what Plett’s MAD festival is all about. You can expect to fill up your senses these school holidays with spectacular stage productions, live bands, choir performances, art exhibitions and demonstrations. There will be loads of entertainment for the kids and, of course, a wealth of delicious food, wine, beer and coffee.
A photo posted by Plett Tourism (@pletttourism) on Jun 17, 2015 at 7:12am PDT
Wine Dine: If you’re driving to the #NAF2016, make a meal of it by stopping over at the famous Nanaga Farm Stall on route to Grahamstown. Buy a roosterkoek or curry lamb pie before you push on towards the National Arts Fest.
A photo posted by Carey Brett (@noize34) on May 27, 2016 at 2:34pm PDT
Couple Karma: Have your bae go “awwwwhhhhh” at the SAMREC facility at Cape Recife Nature Reserve where rescued penguins and other marine birds are treated and rehabilitated. Here the staff will show you around the facility for a hands-on experience.
A photo posted by South Africa Rocks! (@schnap) on Apr 22, 2016 at 1:11pm PDT
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