Whether you’re into sport, lifestyle, arts or food we have all the info on events going on in South Africa this February.
Federer versus Nadal: The Match in Africa
Takes place at the Cape Town Stadium on 7 February: 20-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer faces off with 18-time Grand Slam Champion Rafael Nadal for the first time in South Africa on the sixth edition of this event.
Match in Africa 6 is in support of the RF Foundation to better education for children in Africa. Tickets are limited and available at Computicket.
The annual Cape Town Cycle Tour is takes place on 8 March, and Lifecycle Week is from 1 to 9 March. Entries and registrations have been open since October 2019 and are closing soon. Updates on routes and additional information are available online.
Established in 1990, Up the Creek returns to the Breede River for its 30-year reunion from 6 to 9 February. Four stages, four days of epic fun and over 50 live entertainers is what you’ll be getting from this festival.
Performing acts include The Kiffness, Albert Frost, Southern Wild and many more. Limited tickets are available from Howler. The Breeder River is located a few kilometres outside Swellendam.
Food and Drink
Italian cuisine returns to Cape Town on 8 February. Aside from the food, the Cape Town Pizza and Pasta festival will also be bringing Italian craft beers, kids entertainment, live music and much more.
Tickets are selling at Webtickets and at Pick n Pay stores – the event is free for children under the age of 13 years. Festival venue will be at Fort Wynyard, Cape Garrison Artillery in Cape Town.
Clarens Craft Beer Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary at the Village Square in Clarens. The festival is on 21 and 22 February and tickets are available at TicketRush from R145. Participating breweries include Clockwork, Agars, Clarens Brewery and more.
Four one day only, Gauteng will get to enjoy the pleasures offered by Spier Wine Farm. The winery will pop up at Casalinga in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg on 29 February offering a relaxed day with family and friends and a market of fresh produce.
Tickets are R200 for adults which includes five wine tastings, a complimentary glass and a bottle of Spier Signature Chardonnay/Pinot Noir.
Kiddies tickets are R100, and include grape juice tasting and access to the play area. Tickets are available at Webtickets.
The annual Design Indaba Conference will be hosted at the Artscape, Cape Town from 26 to 28 February. The conference offers a platform for creatives to share new trends and ideas in the design industry.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Design Indaba 2020, is a simulcast event so that it reaches other creatives in different regions. Tickets are available for purchase at Webtickets.
The 8th edition of Investec Cape Town Art Fair takes place from 14 to 16 February at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 11am to 7pm daily.
This year’s curators are Nkule Mabaso, Portia Malatjie, Luigi Fassi and Tumelo Mosaka. Tickets are available from Webtickets for R160 and R190 at the door.
Tomorrow there will be more of us is the theme for the Stellenbosch Triennale taking place on 11 February to 20 April at different venues in Stellenbosch.
Exhibitors include Bronwyn Katz, Kelvin Haizel, Aaron Samuel Mulenga, Malebona Maphutse and many more. Entry to the Stellenbosch Triennale is free.
Words by Yonga Balfour