Things To Do in Paarl this Heritage Weekend

Celebrate South African culture and history and make the most out of this annual holiday

BARLEY & BILTONG at SPICE ROUTE (23 – 25 SEP)

Barley and Biltong Emporium, known for their delectable ‘larger-than-life’ burgers, home-made biltong and CBC craft beer offerings, will be making the most of the warmer spring weather, and light up the braai outdoors during the long weekend (23 to 25 September). Restaurant visitors can look forward to succulent meat straight from the open fire including boerewors, locally sourced from Spice Route Destination’s next door neighbour, Fairview, served with a traditional favourite, pap and smoor. Another Heritage Weekend menu highlight includes a good ole’ sirloin steak roll with rocket, tomato, caramelised onions and chimichurri sauce plus double-fried chips. While these limited edition, black board offerings promise to hike up any appetite, Barley and Biltong Emporium’s standard a la carté menu, kiddies’ selections and beverages will be available.

Bookings are essential and can be made at info@barleyandbiltong.co.za and 021 863 5200.

 

LA GRAPPERIA PIZZERIA at SPICE ROUTE (24 SEP)

Another great Heritage Day lunch spot at Spice Route Destination, right next door to the iconic Wilderer Distillery, is La Grapperia Pizzeria and Bistro to offer an entertainment-filled 24 September (only) and fully fledged German braai menu. Those who have a knack for traditional German food are in for a treat as the restaurant, usually known for its German/Italian bistro offerings, Wilderer gin, and panoramic views of the Drakenstein Mountains, will be preparing selected meat cuts on the fire. Added to this will be live music by the Pappa Grappa jazz band from 11h30 to 15h30 and kiddies entertainment for most of the day.

Bookings are required at a cover charge of R35 per person (no charge for kids younger than 12) at grapperia@wilderer.co.za and 021 863 4367.

 

BERTUS BASSON at SPICE ROUTE (24 SEP)

For a leisurely Heritage Day lunch filled with South African favourites, look into Bertus Basson at Spice Route’s decadent four-course menu. Think vetkoek, chicken curry, Tannie Hetta’s apple pie and much more, all served in a beautiful setting. The set menu, a standard Sunday-only offering, requires a pre-booking at R310 per adult. Picnic lovers are welcome to fill a basket with wine, cured meats, fresh salads and home baked patisseries from the restaurant’s Pak-’n-Mandjie section and settle on a sunny spot on Spice Route Destination’s sprawling lawns.

Reservations for the Sunday lunch menu are essential can be made at reservations@bertusbasson.com or 021 863 5222.

 

MANOUCHE LIVE at BERG RIVER BREWERY (24 SEP)

We can’t wait to celebrate Heritage Day alongside Berg River Brewery. Join us for a relaxed afternoon with great gypsy jazz, delicious meals and out of this world beer!

Doors open at 12pm and the music starts at 1pm. This is a kid friendly event and children under 10 enter free.

Purchase your tickets at https://www.quicket.co.za/events/34858-manouche-live-at-berg-river-brewery/

Cost is R100 online and R130 at the door.

 

UNDER OAKS HERITAGE PAIRING

Under Oaks is celebrating heritage month with a special Heritage Pairing.

Cost is R85 per person and booking is essential at +27 (0) 21 869 8535.

 

GOURMET BURGERS AND WINE AT MELLASAT (23 – 25 SEP)

Celebrate Heritage Weekend at Mellasat with Gourmet Burgers and Wine during heritage weekend at Mellasat.

Saturday from 11am – 4pm and from 11am – 3pm on Sunday and Monday.

Booking is essential at +27 (0) 21 862 4525 or tastingroom@mellasat.com

 

PAARL DE VILLE BRAAI (24 SEP)

There is nothing like a braai on Heritage Day! Join Paarl de Ville on 24 September.

Bookings at +27 (0) 21 976 4409.

 

VOOR-PAARDEBERG POTJIE COMPETITION (24 SEP)

Join Vondeling Wines for the Voor-Paardeberg Potjie Competition in celebration of Heritage Day on Sunday, 24 September.

There will prizes for

1) Best traditional potjie

2) Best New Age Hipster potjie

3) Best team spirit and wardrobe

Bring your own kit and do no home prepping! Coals will be ready from 10am.

For more information contact matthew@vondelingwines.co.za and cost is R100 per entry.

 

CANNON FIRING AT THE AFRIKAANS LANGUAGE MONUMENT (24 SEP)

Would you be interested to fire a real cannon? If so AND If you are clever enough then you have to visit the Afrikaanse Taalmonument for their cannon firing on Heritage Day!

Join them this Saturday, 24 September 2017 (Heritage Day) at 11:30 am for a short talk on the history of the South Africa’s cannons as a form of communication, as well as a demonstration of the use of all the loading gear. The cannon is loaded with gunpowder and there is no projectile in it, so all is safe!The firing is part of a series held in collaboration with CAOSA (Cannon Association of South Africa).

The cannon, a Half Pounder, is fired at 12am from the Garden Theatre stage. The cannoneer will ask a question about the cannon or cannon history and a member of the public who answers correctly, will get the opportunity to fire the cannon.

You will even receive a certificate as proof that you have fired the cannon at the Taalmonument!

The entrance fee at the Taalmonument is R30 for adults, R10 for South African students and R5 for children (free under six years). For enquiries contact +27 (0) 21 872 3441.

 

RUN THE VINES #9 at ANURA (25 SEP)

Run the Vines is a home-grown Paarl event that takes you walking and/ or trail running through the beautiful vineyards of our wine producers.

Join them for their ninth event this year at Anura Wine Estate on Monday, 25 September 2017.

This event will take place on Heritage Day, also known to South Africans as Braai Day.

Join them around the fires to celebrate our South African heritage with fun, friends and family!

Register at entries.onsite-events.co.za

 

FESTIVAL OF HEALING (24 & 24 SEP)

The Festival of Healing is taking place in Paarl. It is an initiative of the Institute for the Healing of Memories and Camissa Solutions, the event seeks to blend the healing forces of nature, music, poetry and holistic practice into a healing recipe. The Festival itself, is the culmination of a weeklong conference, with representatives from all over the world. Pain in all its forms is unpacked, and healing responses are formulated.

The Festival is premised on an old German adage; “Share your pain and your pain is halved. Share your Joy and Joy is multiplied.”The programming formulary is diverse, reflecting multiple musical genres and performance art. It aims for inclusivity across demographic and psycho-graphic divides. Music, Poetry and Story-telling finds its place among the lush blooms on multiple stages.

So too does, Meditation, Tai Chi, Yoga, Origami and other holistic practises from all over the world.

Children and Youth are the only VIP’s.They will always enter for free. It is after-all their future that we are fighting for.Prepare to be inspired!!

Tickets can be purchased at Computicket and Shoprite