Events in the Western Cape – May 2011

Kirstenbosch Biodiversity Expo 2011: This Expo is designed for different target audiences like those seeking careers, those looking for volunteering opportunities, those wanting to find out more about the latest trends, those seeking business opportunities and those seeking corporate social investment opportunities and more. Unlike the commercial Expo’s, this Expo focusses on engaging with visitors on conservation issues. However, like most perceptions out there that conservation is a serious and contentious subject, the Expo presents conservation in a fun, constructve, informative and interesting format for all ages. Visitors are invited to bring their families, colleagues and friends for a fun experience. This event is held at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town from the 5th to the 8th of May 2011. For more information phone 021 7998783 or e-mail biodiversityexpo@sanbi.org.za. Entrance to the event is free.

Riebeek Valley Olive Festival: This event is held on the 7th and 8th May 2011. This event celebrates the successful harvest in the Swartland with wine, food, music and the arts. The Riebeek Valley Olive Festival is held at Allesverloren, the oldest wine estate in this region. This event will be offering visitors to the festival more than enough safe and free parking on the estate. There will also be a complimentary shuttle service between the estate and Riebeek Kasteel. Not only will visitors be able to sample the estate’s renowned port and its selection of red wines, but they can also roam among food and specialist stalls, and taste and buy top wines such Tukulu, Theuniskraal, Le Bonheur and Org de Rac.

The food stalls will be offering a wide range of products. Foodies can also relax at stalls like that of the well-known La Masseria while feasting on hearty Italian country food or buy a satisfying braaivleis platter from Riebeek Kasteel Primary. Waldo Lotz, Nadia Louw, Joe Nichol, Desmond Wells, Vos Reyneke, violinist Madel and others will keep festival goers on their feet in the festival tent. All the stalls and entertainment at the function venue will be undercover and weather resistant. Children are welcome at The Olive Playground where they will be entertained under adult supervision (at R10 an hour per child). There will be a jumping castle, puppet shows, face painting and other arts and crafts to keep the little ones occupied. For more info phone 022 4612320.

If you are looking to attend an upcoming event, you might also want to check out the Event Tickets category on the Junk Mail website.

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