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Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tasting: Johannesburg - 12 June

Wine Tasting -  Winter Specials - Johanesburg

Located at the Bill Gallagher Room, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, Gauteng - this top-class wine competition is the not-to-miss event of the season! Chase away the winter blues with a mouthful of full-bodied glass of the Gold-awarded winner of the Old Mutual Trophy Wine show. Now thats a way to keep you warm in the belly this season! 

Become a delighted observer as South Africa’s top wines are judged at this year’s Old Mutua Trophy Wine Show, in a high quality and yet quite comely environment dedicated to providing comfort and warmth to those participating. Wines on show are all silver, gold or trophy medal winner wines from the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2014. Read up on the stories of the award winners and what their secrets methods are. Other refreshments will be made available as well at the public tasting.

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Hermanus - Whale Festival - Vintage Car Show 2012

Whales and Wheels 2011
Whales and Wheels 2011 Credits: Freda

Hermanus Attractions

The annual "Whales and Wheels" Vintage and Veteran Car Show is to be held on Saturday 6th October 2012. This is one week after the main festivities of the annual Whale Festival in Hermanus. 

Organisers have arranged it this way to help with traffic flows


Cape Town - The Green Expo - November 2011

Cape Town will be hosting the Green Expo at the International Convention Centre during November. With the world's population just passing the 7 Billion mark, time is fast running out for business, industry, state and individual households to go green. Now is a chance to see how you can make a difference at home, at work and at play.


Johannesburg - Decorex - August 2012

Decorex 2012 is the largest Home Decor and Design exhibition in South Africa and will be held at Gallagher Estate from 8th to 12th August 2012. The Decorex team are renowned for bringing the latest trends in home decor and design from around the world right to your doorstep. make sure you diarise Decorex 2012 at Gallagher Estate


Cape Town - Decorex - April 2012

Decorex Cape Town 2012 promises to be an interior design experience expressing the Mother City´s innovative energy. A hotbed of captivating colours, forms, shapes and silhouettes of the moment, the award-winning exhibition offers an abundance of choices. Browse through a star line-up of leading brands,


Durban - Decorex - March 2012

Decorex Durban plans to celebrate its 10th birthday in style in March 2012. The tenth edition of one of South Africa’s most highly anticipated home living exhibitions, Decorex Durban, will be celebrated in style as the expertly conceptualised event will feature a range of high end exhibitors, workshops and demonstrations characterized by home trends and products at the forefront of their respective industries.


Cape Town - Cape Classic Car Show -Nov 2011

The Cape Classic Car Show will be held on Sunday 6th November 2011. The annual show features over 1000 vintage, veteran, and classic motorcars and motorcycles from famous brand names around the world. This year the Tribute Band will be playing great music from Cliff Richard and the Shadows so there will be a distinct 60's and 70's air of nostalgia at this extremely popular event.


Johannesburg - Joburg Art Fair - September 2011

Johannesburg - Joburg Art Fair - September 2011
Credits: Cedric Nunn

The Joburg Art Fair takes place from 23rd to 25th September at the Sandton Convention Centre. Previous Art Fairs have been held around easter but this year the Show is in September.

The Winner of the FNB Artist Prize will be announced at the show and the three finalists are likely to have their material on display.

23 top South African and International Galleries will be devoting their space to showcase up and coming contemporary African Art. The Official website has this to say about the Fair


Darling - Wild Flower Show - Sept 2011

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The Darling Wild Flower Show takes place from Friday 16th September through Sunday 18th September 2011. The Darling Wild Flower Show uses the Darling Sports Club as the venue and the hall is fully landscaped for this beautiful display. Pricing is R25 for adults which includes a tractor ride to Duckitts Nurseries to see the orchid house as well as a walk through the Oude Post wetland adjoining the Nursery.


Moorreesburg – Swartland Skou/Show – Sept

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The Swartland Skou/Show takes place from 7th to 10th September 2011. Considered to be one of the biggest shows in the Western Cape, the Swartland Skou has retained much of its rich agricultural background and will delight even the most die-hard city slickers. The Swartland Skou and its predecessor, the Moorreesburg Show has been held since the 1930’s.


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