Champagne and Cap Classique at Mont Rochelle

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Who? Mont Rochelle

What? To celebrate the Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival, Mont Rochelle, a working winery and hotel, has created the perfect bubbly package. As well as accommodation and breakfast, guests will have a festival offer which includes tasting vouchers and glasses, entry and transfer to the festival. From R3500 per room per night.

When? 29th November to 1st December

Where? Dassenberg Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa ‎

How? For more information, see

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Game Drives & Wine Flights at Sabi Sabi

Who? Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

What? Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is collaborating with WineChap’s Tom Harrow to create their first “Game Drives & Wine Flights” trip, a journey which marries some of the best things in South Africa – safari and wine. The trip includes 3 nights’ full board at Sabi Sabi, two game drives per day, wine tastings, hosted dinners, international and internal economy fights. Prices start from £3,750 per person.

When? 25th to 30th April

Where? Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge, Sabi Sand, Wildtuin 1350, South Africa

How? To book or for a more detailed itinerary contact or call 01242 253 073

Note: dates for this have now changed. Flights will depart from London Heathrow on Thursday October 31 2013, arriving in Johannesburg on Friday November 1, and depart from Johannesburg on Monday November 4, arriving back in Heathrow on Tuesday November 5.

Jazz in Cape Town

Marcus Miller, photo by JS Photoworx

Who? Cape Town Jazz Festival

What? Cape Town’s Jazz Festival returns to the city again this year, showcasing over 40 world-class acts from 12 countries. This year, there will be an eclectic mix of live-music from traditional jazz, to funk, hip-hop, samba, dub step and electronica. Day passes are R440 (£31) and weekend passes R645 (£46).

When? 5th to 6th April

Where? Cape Town International Convention Centre, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town 8001, South Africa

How? For more information, visit

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House of J.C. Le Roux

Who? J.C. Le Roux

What? After extensive renovations, the House of J.C. Le Roux has now reopened. J.C. Le Roux are the first winemakers in South Africa to be entirely dedicated to the creation of sparkling wines. The new House of J.C. Le Roux offers more space for tastings including their popular marshmallow, meringue and nougat pairings.

When? Open now

Where? Devon Valley Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa

How? To book tours and tastings, call +2721 865 8200 (ext 1)

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Experience Zulu culture at Thanda

Who? Thanda Private Game Reserve

What? There’s nowhere better to experience the wildness of South Africa than at Thanda Private Game Reserve. Aside from seeing the Big Five on its safari drives, you can also book in for a cultural package to experience Zulu culture first hand. Prices from R5900 per person including two nights accommodation, game drives, all meals and Zulu Reed Dance.

When? Enquire for dates

Where? D242 off the N2, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa

How? For reservations, call +2735 5731 899 or email