Category Archives: Event News

Book Your Spot for Oom Piet’s Christmas Party 2016 Event News 23 SEP 2016

Last year Chantelle and I took the girls to our very first Oom Piet’s Christmas Party, which is in annual fundraising project brought to life by the Durbanville Rotary Club. It was an absolute treat and certainly one of the best ways to kick off the festive season if you have young ones like we do!

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The Rotary Club itself has been serving the local under-privileged communities for more than four decades, and all funds raised from these Christmas parties are used for community service projects in and around Durbanville.

If you are not familiar with Oom’s Piets Christmas parties, essentially a section of the Durbanville Race Course gets transformed into a magical castle where a host of storybook characters entertain children between the ages of 3 to 8 with pantomime, carol singing and of course, a visit from the all important Father Christmas himself!

It’s an absolute feel good evening event which is guaranteed to leave you and your youngs ones with a big grin on the face.

Applications are now open, so it is probably a good idea to book your place with an e-mail to oompietsparty@gmail.com, as this popular event sells out pretty fast!

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Related Link: Oom Piet’s Christmas Party | Facebook

No Lourensford Harvest Market next Sunday Event News 02 JUN 2015

Chantelle is quite fond of (and indeed, so am I) the Lourensford Harvest Market, a farmer’s market held every Sunday on the Lourensford wine estate in Somerset West. They have a great vendor selection (food, arts and crafts), good live entertainment, and an excellent outdoor atmosphere, not to mention a very professional stall setup.

Sadly however, if you were looking to make the trip through to the market next Sunday, don’t bother.

Monday evening saw a massive storm hit the Helderberg, with the gusting winds completely ravaging Gordon’s Bay, Strand and Somerset West. Indeed, here in Country Mews, quite a few houses lost barge boards off of their roof (been there, done that), my neighbour’s backyard was completely torn apart with corrugated sheets flying everywhere, and I needed to run and retrieve my black bin (not the stolen one) that had made a trek halfway around the complex! (We also nearly managed to run out of power on the same evening – spotted the meter just as it dipped to under 1.75 units left!)

Needless to say, the Lourensford Harvest Market setup wasn’t spared.

The team announced the following on Facebook, along with these photos:

Mother Nature came out in full force yesterday, causing major damage to our beloved market area. Your safety and comfort is our main concern, so unfortunately we cannot open the Lourensford Harvest Market this weekend as we repair its infrastructure. We will keep you updated on the progress and when we plan to re-open the market.

lourensford harvest market wind damage to stalls 1

lourensford harvest market wind damage to stalls 2

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Ouch.

So yeah, just in case you were planning on heading out that way on Sunday… don’t.

If you are looking for an alternative though, both Root 44 at Audacia and Blaauwklippen Family Market should fit the bill quite nicely.

Oh, and just in case you thought the worst in terms of storm is over – well Councillor Stuart Pringle has just warned the Helderberg and surrounding residents to prepare for severe weather and rainfall this week.

Wonderful. (Though, we do need the rain of course…)

Stellenbosch FASHKOSH 2015 Airshow takes off Next Weekend! Event News 06 APR 2015

If you don’t have plans for Saturday 11 April 2015 and happen to be milling around the Stellenbosch area, then you might be keen to know that the FASHKOSH 2015 Stellenbosch SA Airshow is on the go that day, kicking off at 08:00 in the morning!

saaf silver falcons flying in formation in cape town over the sea and in front of the mountain

The Stellenbosch Flying Club is playing host to this 2015 Stellenbosch Airshow edition, and with tickets coming in at a ridiculously low R40-R60 per person, you would be quite silly to miss it! (You can secure your tickets online via Webtickets)

Sights already confirmed include:

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