Spring is (Nearly) Here: Here's How You Can Celebrate in South Africa

It’s getting warmer 😍

While it’s not quite warm enough to stop having to incorporate two pairs of black stockings into every outfit, spring is around the corner and things are (slowly) hotting up. We don’t need much of an excuse to celebrate warmer weather on the horizon, and here are a few events happening around the country for you to do the same:

Spend the day drinking bottomless rosé

When talking drinks, is the word ‘bottomless’ ever a bad thing? Winter is for red wine and summer is for white, making rosé the perfect drink for in-between weather, and Roast & Co are having a day of endless rosé on the 1st of September to celebrate. They’re known for their incredible roast chickens, and once you’ve polished off a couple of glasses you need to try their churros for dessert.

Look cultured AF while nodding your head to some jazz

Pack a picnic and prep your ears for the smooth sounds of some of the best jazz musicians in the country. Zoo Lake is hosting its 26th annual Jazz on the Lake event this Sunday, where you can catch the likes of the Siya Makuzeni Sextet and Sydney Mavundla. If those names don’t ring a bell don’t stress and just take our word for it; they’re good. The event is free and starts at 10am so lay your picnic blanket out early.

Try out a spring-themed workshop

Spring is all about new beginnings and flowers blooming, and Veld and Sea are hosting a range of floral-inspired workshops to get you in the mood. The venue is in Cape Point so you’ll spend the day surrounded by Fynbos, mountains and the sea. Workshops to choose from include a botanical-themed embroidery class, cooking classes where you learn to flavour dishes with wild indigenous ingredients, foraging workshops and a spring retreat involving yoga, natural beauty treatments, botanical cocktails and picnics.

Head to The Oyster, Wine & Food Festival

The Oyster, Wine & Food Festival is back just in time for a spring weekend. Buy your ticket and head to The Stables for a day of sampling wines from all over the world, incredible seafood, and, of course, as many oysters as you can slurp. And if you or any of your friends still think oysters are icky don’t worry; there are 50 food stalls at the event to choose something less slimy from.

Catch some of South Africa’s funniest comedians

A few of Cape Town’s finest funnymen are bringing their Day Zero tour to Durban this weekend to make the city laugh (and probably fit in as many baths as they can). Dalin Oliver and Carl Weber, whose voices you’ll recognise from Goodhope FM, are joined by the king of puns Yaaseen Barnes and the hilarious Kagiso Mokgadi. Catch them at Gateway Hotel, Butlers or PYC from Friday to Sunday. That’s a weekend of laughter sorted.

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