March in Stellenbosch is nearing the end of the Summer season and the last chance to enjoy some of the fantastic summer sunshine around the Winelands. With that in mind we have some fantastic events in and around Stellenbosch to enjoy over the next month.
On Sunday March 2nd 2014, the Pick n Pay Argus MTB Challenge will celebrate its 13th year. It forms part of the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Lifecycle Week and as a build up to the Argus Road Race. Since its inception, the race has grown from the original 700 entrants to one of the biggest mountain bike events in South Africa. After 11 years at Boschendal Wine Estate, the event now moves to Le Bonheur Estate on the R44 outside Stellenbosch. In 2010 it moved to a 2- day event to cater for all types of riders.
Routes for this year’s race range from a simple meander with the family around the winelands to a challenge for even the most hardcore of riders challenging for a podium finish. This year’s race will see the following routes available:
For more information, please visit http://www.mtbchallenge.co.za/
If you are a movie buff or a cinema- junkie and enjoy the American and more specifically, the ‘Hollywood style’ of film- making, this is a breath of fresh air. The Cinemuse cinema in Stellenbosch plays homage to films from all countries and all cultures and exposes South Africans to authentic and enriching film- making which takes a new approach from mainstream cinema. As an example you will notice that Hollywood- styled films focus on actors and characters while in many parts of the world, the focus is on the subject matter and the characters are merely there to support that.
Different venues around Stellenbosch cater for various screenings. Have look at the programme line- up on the website as well as the venues on offer- http://www.cinemuse.co.za/p/programme.html
Eikendal Wine Estate will be hosting it’s ever- popular Weintaufe Harvest Celebration which will see a host of activities to delight the entire family on Sunday March 2nd 2014. The event caters for young and old and invites everyone to relax by the cool water’s edge. There will be live music as well as entertainment for the whole family. Expect delicious estate wines and a wholesome country fare.
Thirty bucks will get you in and this includes a complimentary glass and barrel tasting of the christened Chardonnay. Kids under the age of 12 will get in for free. Other highlights to look forward to include grape- stomping, cheetah- viewing, a jungle gym for the kids, a jumping castle, vineyard walks and tractor rides.
To book tickets and find out more, visit http://www.eikendal.com/winery/index.html