Paarl spring fun awaits

Paarl spring fun awaits
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Spring has officially sprung. You can enjoy sunset picnics, vineyard tours, and music festivals in Paarl this spring.

The change of season in the vineyards, fruit orchards and beautiful gardens in the Cape Winelands is a privilege we are so fortunate to experience. So, it is no wonder that October is Cape Winelands's month of open gardens. Take a look at our list of things to do in Paarl and surrounds this spring.

Laborie's lunch and sunset picnics

The Laborie afternoon and sunset picnics are back! Enjoy a beautifully packed picnic box filled with delicious treats and seasonal delights on Laborie Estate in Paarl.

Book a spot on the lush lawns, in the vineyards, or book a picnic table and enjoy the surrounding vineyards and mountain views. Vegetarian and kids picnic boxes are available too.

  • When: Wednesday - Sunday
  • Cost: Picnic basket for two at R500; picnic basket for a child under 12 years at R140

Booking essential. Click HERE to book.

Nederburg Taste Learn & Discover dinner with chef Mmabatho Molefe & Andrew Nel

The next instalment of Nederburg’s Taste, Learn & Discover Dinner Series at its The Manor restaurant will showcase the culinary mastery of one of SA’s rising stars; Mmabatho Molefe of Emazulwini at Maker’s Landing (V&A Waterfront).

She’s the second South African ever to make it onto the World’s 50 Best 50 Next list of people 35 or younger. Her inventive re-imagining of Zulu favourites has been wowing diners all over.  Accompanying her will be Andrew Nel of Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants. Together they will be creating a fabulous five-course meal paired with some of Nederburg’s fine wines.

  • When: Friday 28 October and Saturday 29 October
  • Time: 18h30 for 19h00
  • Cost: R550 per person

To book, click HERE.

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate presents the hottest one-day music festival

Rhebokskloof, in partnership with SMILE 90.4 FM, is bringing you the hottest one-day music festival in the Cape Winelands this season!

Taking place on 29th October at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate in Paarl, concert-goers can see Jeremy Loops perform for the first time LIVE after his world tour. Our line-up also includes the award-winning Majozi and the chart-topping Paarl singer – Amy Jones! They will be supported by fantastic local acts and sets from the SMILE FM DJs to keep you dancing all day long. Plenty of prizes to be given away on the day. Tickets are limited so buy yours today!

  • When: Saturday 29 October
  • Time: 09h00 - 18h00
  • Cost: R280 pp (from ages 2 years and up)

Click HERE to book via WebTickets.


La Paris Bistro's date night every Thursday

Every Thursday night is Date Night at La Paris Bistro at La Paris Estate, Franschhoek. Spoil that special someone with a two-course dinner from La Paris's Date Night menu and a bottle of wine to share, all for R550 per couple. Click HERE or the full menu.

  • When: Every Thursday evening
  • Cost: R550 per couple (gratuity not included)

Bookings recommended. To book, contact 021 867 0171 or email

Perdeberg's Shiraz and venison pairing

Attention Shiraz and venison enthusiasts. Sip, sample and savour your way through a selection of four delicious venison treats paired with a Shiraz wine from the Perdeberg portfolio:

  • Venison droëwors paired with Perdeberg Classic Shiraz 2020
  • Biltong pâté paired with Perdeberg The Dry Land Collection Tenacious Shiraz 2018
  • Venison Spring Roll paired with Perdeberg The Dry Land Collection Tenacious Shiraz 2019
  • Mini venison burger paired with Perdeberg The Dry Land Collection Joseph’s Legacy 2019

All the details:

  • When: Monday - Friday throughout October
  • Time: 09h00 - 16h00
  • Cost: R130 per pairing

Booking is essential. Book via Dineplan booking facilities, email or call 021 869 1094.

Jewell’s Restaurant at Spice Route

Would you like to enjoy a culinary and affordable farm-to-table lunch? Join Jewell's Restaurant at Spice Route in Paarl for the annual Restaurant Week XXL. Their 2-course lunch costs R245 person, and their 3-course lunch costs R295.

  • When: Wednesday - Sunday throughout October
  • Time: 11h30 - 15h00

Wine and platters at Mellasat Vineyards

Mellasat Vineyards just below the Du Toitskloof Pass outside Paarl is the perfect off-the-beaten sport to enjoy a cheese & charcuterie platter and wine tasting. A cheese & charcuterie platter for two costs R265, and a tasting of 5 wines costs R50 per person.

  • When: Monday - Sunday
  • Time: 11h00 - 15h00

For reservations and enquiries contact Mellasat Vineyards on 021 862 4525 or send an email to

Windmeul 4x4 vineyard tour

Windmeul is excited to announce that they'll be hosting a 4x4 Vineyard Tour. Departing from Windmeul Cellar, you'll be taken on a journey through Paardeberg. Come and enjoy an adventure-filled day with them. Limited spots available.

  • When: Saturday 15 October
  • Time: 07h30 (registration) for 08h30 (departure time)
  • Cost: R300 per vehicle

Please contact Anton Laas for more information: 021 869 8100 | 082 492 9221 |



Drink Responsibly. Not for persons under the age of 18.