Events in the Western Cape – March 2011

The Cape Winelands Film Festival: This event is held in Stellenbosch at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre from 16 to 26 March 2011. This event will showcase the best of World Cinema not screened in South Africa before plus a few old favourites. Dozens of festivities range from open air film screenings to educational talks on film, informal receptions with guest celebrities, barrel tastings and fun for all ages. Imagine Stellenbosch where the oak-lined Dorp Street is home to museums and galleries as well as many student cafes and restaurants, all buzzing with film buffs. Do not be surprised if you bump into some other famous movie celebrity. For 10 days a programme of timely and fascinating films is offered, which evolves organically from the programming process. A host of special events, tributes, talks & symposia are already in the works. The Cape Winelands Festival’s perspective is clearly global, but the festival is also a showcase and forum for the South African film industry. For more info visit

Lamberts Bay Crayfish Festival 2011: During the weekend of the 18 – 20 March 2011 Lamberts Bay takes pride in celebrating their tenth consecutive Crayfish and Cultural Festival. Crayfish is their main attraction at a ridiculously low price of R70 to make it available to all. The town is the crayfish Mecca of SA and this delicacy is prepared in true West Coast style. Crayfish are not affected by red tide and are completely safe to eat. The crayfish will be served in a crayfish and Graça wine garden and at the Crayfish stall. Highlights on the menu include Muisbosskerm Paella and a Paella & crayfish Combo. Other food stalls will also be available for the concerned pallet. Visitors will be able to buy anything from jewellery to clothing and something fun for the kids. There will be more than 100 stalls. Activities include quad biking & water balls. There will be sand art, face painting, a jumping castle, cotton candy, pancakes, etc for the kids. Music plays a very important part of the Lambert’s Bay Crayfish festival and there will be some of the country’s best artists performing. Dewald Dippenaar, Gerhard Steyn, Fredi Nest, Arno Jordaan, Eden, Snotkop, Andriette, Zak van Niekerk, Anton Botha, Pieter Smith, Jannie Moolman and others will be performing on the weekend.

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