Saving Dates for November

2012-11-09 12:55
With summer being in full motion there are whole lot of events taking place, from outdoor events to dinners. Mark these days and event for November. Check out our events page for more.

Outdoor and Sport

Soweto Marathon

WHEN: 04 November 2012

There is a standard 42.2km marathon as well as a 10km Run/Walk, a 10km
Professional walk, a 10km Wheelchair race and a 5km Fun Run is offered
for those enthusiasts just looking to get out and experience Soweto.

The marathon starts and ends at the NASREC Expo Centre.

Contact: Athletics South Africa on +27 (0)11) 880-5800 for further information.

Berg and Bush

WHEN: 03 November

WHERE: Winterton Country Club, KZN

Those who have taken part in the event before would know that the
original venue has been the Winterton Country Club. Since 2009, the
event is held at the beautiful and picturesque Emseni Camp on the banks
of the Tugela River, only 20 minutes outside of Winterton.

The route varies every year offering roughly 130 km of challenging
single track, leg burning climbs and hair raising down hills through
scenic mountain and bushveld country side. You travel through privately
owned farmland and game farms. The race route was created by Winterton
based mountain biker and farmer Gary Green and his team who have a broad
knowledge of the area. The race promises to be a route that is both
challenging and enjoyable for any rider of any skill level and is held
under the auspices of the Estcourt Mountain Bike Club.

The roaming mechanics will once again be present at this year’s event in
their infamous Berg and Bush kit, so any mechanical problems en route
will be attending to by them. The race ambassador’s concept will again
be implemented, with 5 of SA’s professional mountain bikers spreading
themselves out amongst the field and interacting with riders.

The sundowner’s trip will once again take place on the Saturday
afternoon. Supporters and families will again be well looked after with
the champagne breakfasts out on route each day.

Contact Charmaine 083 2309 091
              Stu Berry 083 456 8435
              Gary Green 082 292 2314

WHEN: 03 November 2012

WHERE: Devon Valley ,Stellenbosch

Join fun loving free spirits and soul mates in a 12km run / walk which meanders through the breathtaking Devon Valley.

Taste wine along the route, grab some bites, enjoy the bubbly, share the
day with someone special, shape up for summer, win great prizes and
raise money for a worthy cause. Dust off those old sneakers and get a
walking stick (if needed). This is a fun day out for the whole family!

Dress up in your wackiest outfit, showcase your crazy hats, Sunday suit,
be a fruit, a nun, Sheik, Doctor / Nurse or in your favourite PJ’s. Big
prizes for best dressed runner, couple, group / company and family.

Live entertainment from 11h00 to 14h00 at Oude Libertas / Strawberry
Fair at Stellenbosch Slow Market from 09h00 to 14h00. Wine sales at
finish line, bring your picnic blanket and basket - fill up on all
things fabulous at the market, buy wine at ridicious special prices and
enjoy the spendour of the beautiful Devon Valley in Stellenbosch.

This event will raise funds for the Stellenbosch Animal Welfare Society.
Please show your support on race day by bringing food, toys and
blankets for the donation box.

Contact: Lara on +27 (0)21 853-0814 or +27 (0)81 472-7533 for more information.

Fine Produce Farmers Market

WHEN: 11 November 2012

WHERE: Mount Grace

Browse stalls to sample fresh produce, ranging from just harvested to craft beer, wines, artisan, cheeses, and breads, cured olives and tasting portions from the Mount Grace Culinary Team.

From R100 a person (Includes a complimentary gift, picnic location and entrance to the market.) R250 per person picnic option.

Please note that no children under the age of 12 are permitted  on the property. Limited tickets available at the door at R150 pp. Packed picnic must be pre-booked.

Contact: 014 577 5600

Cape Dairy Experience

WHEN: 2 - 3 November 2012

WHERE: Sandringham

The exhilarating Cape Dairy Experience which promises to
treat and entertain all dairy lovers with a dairy bonanza like never
before. Also learn how to make butter, Italian cheese and ice cream in the
interactive Dairy Pantry. Chocolate lovers will enjoy the interactive
chocolate making demo and tasting. Bring the family for the thrill of an
authentic show with all the action of world-class animals strutting
their stuff in the show ring and give your best in the ice cream eating
competitions and old fashioned boeresport.

Tickets are available at the gates.

Contact: Mariana Rabie on +27 (0)21 975-4440 for more information.

Music and Art

Jewellery and Accessories Expo

WHEN: 11 November 2012

WHERE: Protea Edward Hotel, Durban

This trendy event will offer visitors the pleasure of shopping for
tastefully designed jewellery and accessories. These accessories include
eyewear ranges, fragrances, deliciously scented body products, divine
jewellery, attractive gift products and more. Make this a superb
experience and indulge in beauty treats.

Its a fusion of art and fashion with bright accessories like bags, shoes
and jewellery being displayed in different stands while delicious
cocktails of fragrances, cosmetic & beauty products will have you
indulging to a day of luxury and sophistication. This event will
showcase an abundance of design talent in South Africa,
especially when it comes to jewellery. Also on the exhibitors stands
will be a beauty boot providing you with all you need to know
about-luminous fragrances, high-end SA shoe designs, sunglasses &
glamorous collections. The Jewellery and Accessories Expo depicts the
South African consumer who loves to immerse in a charmed and stylish.

Contact: Thulisa on +27 (0)31 368 1979 or +27 (0)72 910-9378 for more information.

Wining, Dining, Beer and Whisky

FNB Whisky Live Festival

WHEN: 1 November 2012

WHERE: Durban International Convention Centre

Building on its reputation as the largest, liveliest and most exciting
whisky lifestyle show of its kind in the world, the FNB Whisky Live
Festival showcases over 180 local and international established whisky
brands, new whiskies being launched into the South African market and an
eclectic mix of whisky lifestyle premium products.

Whether you're a beginner in the world of whisky, or a long time whisky
connoisseur with the most discerning of palates, the organisers promise
that the 2012 festival will offer something for everyone over 18. Learn
more about whisky while networking with like-minded whisky lovers,
during a fun and interactive night out. The festival offers whisky
workshops, the new-look Volvo Whisky Lifestyle Lounge (which is ideal
for meeting friends or entertaining clients), the hugely popular Volvo
Connoisseur's Experience as well as a host of new education zones, which
all demonstrate whisky's versatility.

Join in or make up a party at the canapé and whisky pairing zone, the
blending zone, the aroma zone and the distillation zone. There is so
much more to discover at this year's FNB Whisky Live Festival than ever

A variety of ticket options will be available for purchase.

Cape Town Beer Festival

WHEN: 23 - 26 November 2012
WHERE: Hamiltons Rugby Club

Cape Town’s  Festival of Beer is a celebration of brewing heritage and craft from
around the world. Featuring over 40 breweries and almost 150 brands;
this is the premier celebration of all things beer.

Participate in guided beer tours, workshops, beer judging, blind
tastings, sample a variety of beers and watch home brewing
demonstrations. Also, learn more about the appreciation of artisanal
beer and perfect food choices to pair with each brew. The weekend
promises great entertainment for the whole family; a variety of beer and
food, music, rugby on big screens and is a highlight on the Cape Town calendar.

Contact:  +27 (0)74 193-8160


The Annual Reach For A Dream Gala Dinner

WHEN: 3 November 2012

WHERE: Rotunda at the Bay Hotel, Camps Bay

A license to dream is what the Reach For A Dream Foundation aims to give
a child dealing with a life threatening illness and the power of a
dream makes a truly significant impact. Guests will be wined, dined
James Bond style and entertained by MC Michael Mol, comedian Nik
Rabinowitz and music entertainment by the band Tuxedo.

Ticket price includes a three course dinner with complimentary wine and
welcome drink on arrival. There will be wonderful raffle prizes up for
grabs as well as an auction.

Come and celebrate the many years of making dreams come true and be a
part of fulfilling the special dreams of children with life threatening

Contact: The Reach For A Dream office on +27 (0)21 555-3013

The Baby Expo

WHEN: 2 - 4 November 2012

WHERE: Cape Town International Convention Centre

The Baby Expo has features and exclusive brands that no other show has, such as Barney™ brought to you by Baby City, Kids Play Area, All Expenses Paid Pregnancy Competition, Pampers nappy changing rooms, breastfeeding room, Baby Clinic, welcome and registration area, workshops and so much more.

When purchasing an entry ticket to The Baby Expo at Computicket, don’t
forget to reserve your free tickets to the Barney Show. All seating is unreserved and entrance to the Barney Show will open approximately 30 minutes before the show starts, so be there early to secure the best possible position. All tickets will be available through to computicket.

Contact: Exposure Marketing on +27 (0)11 704-6695.

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