South Africa

APRIL 2018

1-5 and 14 April

RIAAD MOOSA, LIFE BEGINS, JO’BURG & PIETERMARITZBURG

Does life really begin at 40? Riaad Moosa tries to figure it out in this hilarious stand-up comedy showThis riotous snapshot of Moosa’s life as a 40-year-old husband, father of three, comedian and actor sees him trying to navigate the cultural and political issues confronting South Africans today, while juggling his various roles. Following sold-out shows last year, Moosa returns for the final leg of his tour. Catch him at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton, Jo’burg until 5 April or the Golden Horse Casino in Pietermaritzburg on 14 April.

7-8 April

IMPI CHALLENGE, STELLENBOSCH

If you’re a family or individual with a focus on fitness and healthy living, head to Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbosch for the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge. Participants can look forward to exciting innovations this year, including new obstacles, more prize money up for grabs for Elite category athletes and fabulous sponsor activations. This exciting event will challenge and inspire you. Races range from the 1km IMPI Mini for kids to the 18-20km IMPI Elite, with 26 gruelling obstacles designed to single out the ultimate IMPI champion.

10-14, 25-28 April

SA FASHION WEEK, Jo’burg

Established in 1997, SA Fashion Week is the only business-to-business platform for Mzansi’s fashion, footwear, accessory and jewellery designers to market their collections. It showcases top designers’ latest seasonal offerings to the media, corporate buyers and well-heeled fashionistas. Designers include Black Coffee, Rich Mnisi, Ekta, The Watermelon Social Club and Sun Goddess. The SA Fashion Week Trade Event is a platform for designers to sell to boutiques and online stores nationwide. It’s followed by the biannual SAFW Luxury Designer Pop-Up Shop at Hyde Park Corner and the annual SA Fashion Week Designer Pop-Up Shop in Brooklyn Mall.

18-21 April

WWE LIVE SOUTH AFRICA

America’s world-famous spectacle of wrestling entertainment – WWE – is coming to Mzansi. Heading our way are WWE Superstars Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins, Intercontinental Champion Roman Reigns and RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, as well as Sasha Banks, Asuka and the RAW Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Sheamus. The tour begins at the Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town from 18-19 April, before moving to the Sun Arena, Time Square, Pretoria on 20, April. The tour concludes at Jo’burg’s Ticketpro Dome on 21 April.

21 April

BOT RIVER BARRELS & BEARDS, Cape Town

Celebrate the end of another bountiful grape harvest and do some good when you run with the bull at the Wildekrans Wine Estate. The bull here refers to the Bot River Wine Route’s logo, of course. The occasion centres on the auction of signature Bot River wines, with proceeds going to various education projects in the region. The meal itself, known as the Botrivier dinner, offers guests a feast of local produce and specialties.

21-22 April

PIZZA & WINE FESTIVAL, Stellenbosch

Bring the family to Vergenoegd Wine Estate to enjoy a day of fun, delicious pizza, superb wines and live music. The wide variety of pizzas on offer range from gourmet to traditional and Flamenkuchen to Calzones, are guaranteed to put the finishing touch on what will be an unforgettable day.

27-29 April

SA CHEESE FESTIVAL, Jo’burg

If you fancy yourself a cheese connoisseur, don’t miss the 17th South African Cheese Festival. You’ll get to taste a dazzling variety of cheeses, learn which wines to pair them with and relax with family and friends. This award-winning festival is the biggest outdoor culinary event in Africa and features live music, presentations by celebrity chefs and artisan cheesemakers, as well as fun activities for kids, such as a cheese carving competition. Tickets only available from Computicket.

26 April – 1 May, 4-6 May

LUSITO LAND FESTIVAL, Jo’burg

Lusito Land Festival is fast approaching, and lovers of Portuguese cuisine and culture are in for a treat at the festival’s new venue in Cayman Road, Alewynspoort. Established in 1981, all funds raised at this celebration of exceptional food, music and fun are donated to the Lusito School for the Physically and Mentally Challenged. The event, a firm Jozi favourite, is a wonderful event that’s about more than just a good time.