The Western Cape’s largest travel, outdoor and adventure event, the Cape Getaway Show is returning to Lourensford Wine Estate from 31 March to 2 April 2017 and I couldn’t be more excited for my very first Cape Getaway Show. From live music, beer tent, a variety of stand exhibitors and a wine village – this year’s show promises an eclectic mix of a fun weekend in a scenic set-up.
If you are looking for an excuse to come and join us for this fantastic weekend, here my top 12 reasons for why you should get excited for the Cape Getaway Show and start stashing a few cents aside to take advantage of the awesome specials.
1. A scenic environment
The Cape Getaway Show will be hosted at the beautiful Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West. Beyond the fantastic line-up of events on the various days, the beautiful wine estate is a good enough reason to come out to play or hang out with us. You will be surrounded by the hills and the luscious greenery of the vineyard.
2. Live music and Beer Tent
In this beautiful set-up, we will also have a beer tent along with live music for a more vibrant vibe. Walking around the wine estate, enjoying a drink or two and shopping makes for the best way to spend your weekend. Come and enjoy the mellow tunes of some of Cape Town’s most well-known artists while sipping on an ice cold beer.
3. Enjoy delicious and local cuisines
With a variety of artisanal food stands, you can never run short of good food at the Getaway Show. Buy or taste some local and unique cuisines, ranging from pastries, pancakes and sauces – with the variety on offer, you are advised to let your taste buds loose on a food adventure to discover unique flavours of local food, wine and beer. There is also the Travel and Taste Theatre, with scheduled demonstrations by well known chefs who will offer opportunities to taste their delicious wares.
4. Try out mountain biking with family and friends
The Cape Getaway Show Mountain Bike Challenge, sponsored by Sportsmans Warehouse, is the perfect opportunity to pedal with your family and friends. If you are a bit of a pro cyclist, by all means take part in the 40km ride for R300.
However, if like me you’ve only recently started cycling, then join me on the 20km that’s ideal for novice cyclists. Otherwise feel free to enter the whole family in the 5km ride for R50. The bonus? If you enter the race you will receive a free ticket for you and a partner to the Show. For more information and prices visit our Facebook page.
5. Enjoy a scenic trail run
On the final morning of the Cape Getaway Show, join fellow runners on the 13 km Lourensford Getaway Trail Runthat’s sponsored by Sportsman’s Warehouse through the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate. The trail run costs cost R100 per person, and it also includes free entry to the Show for the runner plus partner. For more information, visit our Facebook page.
6. Sip on wine in the Wine Village
It is no secret that the Cape is home to some of the finest out there, and at the Show you will have the opportunity to sample and purchase some of the Cape’s best wines in the Wine Village. For only R10 you get a tasting glass and 12 tasting coupons.
7. Get a thrill from our adventure activities
If you’d like something else to do other than Mountain Biking or the trail run, don’t worry. There will be plenty of opportunity for other adrenalin pumping adventures during the show ranging from Archery, Corn Hole and others. Adrenalin junkies will not run in short supply of activities at the show.
8. Bring the kids for a fun day out
Kids will have a blast on the various rides in the Spur Kids Area. Activities in the kid’s area will include the parachute rocket, bungee, go-karts and swings. In addition to the fun kids are guaranteed to have at the Show, kids under 12 will also get in for free. So come out and bring your young ones for a family affair that will have something for everyone.
9. Explore the latest and coolest travel gear
With a variety of 200 exhibitors, you are guaranteed to find the latest models from all kinds of gear – from camping gear, caravanning, to scuba gear – there is going to be so much awesome stuff to discover.
10. Special deals on almost everything!
Take advantage of the great show specials and discounts at many of the exhibition stands. Most of the exhibitors offer great discounts and special offers that you can only get at the Show – and you’ll be kicking yourself when you see the same thing advertised at full price a week later!
11. Loads of prizes to be won
Try your luck in the great competitions on offer. There is a variety of giveaways and competitions from various exhibitors, so don’t make the mistake of not entering the competitions. There is a grand prize of an incredible getaway for 5 Nights at Solana Beach Resort in Mauritius for 2 adults, with flights included – and these competitions can only be entered at the Show, so don’t make the mistake of missing out.
12. Shop ’til you drop at the Getaway Market
The market offers crafts including bags, clothing, jewellery and preserves. Considering that this is an annual event, exhibitors bring out their finest products and the special offers on the day. I hereby give you permission to treat-yo-self and shop ’til you drop because these specials don’t come around often.
Show Dates and times
Friday 31 March 10am- 6pm
Saturday 1 April 9am- 6pm
Sunday 2 April 9am- 5pm
Kids Under 12 are free – At the door only
Students / Pensioners – R40
Adults Friday – R50
Adults Saturday and Sunday – R80 (After 3pm -R50)
Family Package R150 (Family of four)
Book your ticket here now!
For more information how to get there, check out directions on our Cape Getaway Show here.