October Events on the Cape West Coast

 October on the Cape West Coast is going to be amazing and we have found the BEST events to keep your entertained:

West Coast Spring Festival

Date: 1 – 2 October

Location: Saldanha Sports Ground

Contact: 078 059 9537 | [email protected]

Part of the Foodie Route | Saldanha Bay

Description: A Celebration of talents…  A family event where locals come to show case what they have to offerscreen-shot-2016-09-28-at-11-14-52-am

Darling ttu 24 Hour MTB Enduro

Date: 1 – 2 October

Time: 10:00

Location: !Khwa ttu

Contact: www.darlingttu.co.za

Description: A solo or team relay event riding multi laps over a 24 hour period on a fast purpose build single track. A race with a BIG difference. The idea is quite simple, you race as many laps as you can in 24 hours. The solo winner or team is the one with the most laps.

The race starts at 10am on Saturday 1 October and finishes at 10 am on Sunday. You may start or stop whenever you want. Sleeping, eating, drinking and dancing is allowed.

The venue has lots of space for camping with showers, toilets, water, food stands, beer garden, a bike shop, bike wash, entertainment, power points for light and cell phone charge, free wifi and a huge Bedouin tent in the centre of the race village. This event is meant to be endurable and enjoyable.


Early Bird Fee – close 31 August 2016.

MTB 10km Solo: R250
MTB 10km Team of 2: R500 per team
MTB 10km Team of 4: 1000 per team

Age limit: 13 and up.mtb-enduro-copy

Sunday Buffet at Thali Thali Game Lodge

Date: Every Sunday 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 October

Time: 12:00 – 15:00

Location: Thali Thali Game Lodge

Contact: 082 372 8637

Description: Bring the family along for an amazing Sunday lunch at the beautiful Thali Thali Game Lodge.

Prices from: R175 per adult and R90 for kids aged 5 – 12

Menues change every week, so be sure to check their Facebook page for new menus. 11Thali

An audience with Pieter Dirk Eish!

Date: 1 October

Time: 14:00

Location: Evita se Perron, Darling

Part of the Culture Route | Darling

Description: Meet those in our Rainbow Nation who will help us laugh at our fear of an unchartered future. Pieter-Dirk Uys presents a celebration of free speech, an orgy of laughing at sacred cows, an embrace of being in a relatively healthy young democracy. Come and enjoy it all while it lasts. Every box holds a familiar secret! Every laugh truly South African! A different show each night, depending on the choices of the audience, might force future thought-police to buy tickets for each show, just in case a State Secret is let out of a box!Evita on chaise longue_MG_3612

Tannie Evita praat kaktus

Date: 2 & 9 October

Time: 14:00

Location: Evita se Perron, Darling

Contact: Book your Evita se Perron show +27 (0)22 492 2851

Part of the Culture Route | Darling

Description: Revisionist look at the history of white South Africa, from the arrival in 1652 of the Cactus of Separate Development on the Drommedaris, through the Great Trek, Blood River, the 1948 Election and arrival of the National Party and official apartheid, through the birth of democracy and the reality of today. Tannie Evita, in English, takes you on a journey, a hilarious roller- coaster ride to freedom of expression.Evita P2 Stage 2015

Travel Tuesday at Darling Brew

Date: Every Tuesday

Time: 10:00

Location: 48 Caledon Street, Darling

Contact: (021) 286 1099 or email [email protected]


Just R60 gets you 330ML of the SLOWBEER of your choice, + biltong to gnaw on + a tour of the brewery where the beer magic happens. The 30 minute guided tour takes you through the brand new brewery – at 12pm and 1pm every Tuesday. (No need to book this tour!)db_slow_wtd2016-a-01

Rocking the Daisies

Date: 6-9 October

Location: Cloof Wine Estate, Darling

Contact: www.rockingthedaisies.com

Description: Superbalist is Rocking the Daisies Music and Lifestyle Festival is the biggest camping outdoor gatherings in SA. With the motto “Play hard, tread lightly”, the event spearheads green thinking in the country’s festival space.  Marked on the first full weekend of October on the South African calendar as the go-to weekend event to officially kick off the summer season, this year will see over 250 acts take to eleven stages. Incorporating comedy, art, film and a variety of multi-faceted and multi-sensory experiences, festival goers can expect an action-packed weekend of camping, good times, making incredible memories, the best in local and international entertainment and more – an offering unmatched by other festivals in the country, making it an industry leader.screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-10-28-15-am

PDU Unpowdered

Date: 8 October

Time: 14:00

Location: Evita se Perron, Darling

Contact: Book your Evita se Perron show +27 (0)22 492 2851

Part of the Culture Route | Darling

Description: Pieter-Dirk Uys looks back on a life fully-lived and peers ahead at the next challenge of making the impossible even more extraordinary.Evita Praat Kaktus

Club Mykonos 28th Car Gymkhana

Date: 15 October

Time: 09:00 – 18:00

Location: Club Mykonos, Langebaan

Contact: 022 707 7000 | [email protected]

Description: Join in on the fun at the 28th Car Gymkhana. Free entrance, Beer tent and fun family day.car-gymkhana-event-artwork-october

Cederberg Rooibos Kunstefees

Date: 20 – 23 October

Location: Clanwilliam

Contact: www.clanwilliam.info | 027 482 2024 | [email protected]

Description: Stalletjies, wedstryde, vertonings, opvoerings en enterpreneurskap het verder tot die basis van die fees bygedra. Die Cederberg Kunstefees wat jaarliks in Clanwilliam plaasvind, se hoof doelwit is om die kunste na die platteland te bring. Verder omvat dit die viering van ‘n streekkultuur, ontwikkeling van ekonomiese groei en die uitdaging vir transformasie. screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-10-47-28-am

Club Mykonos Ride Out Venue

Date: 21 & 22 October

Location: Dockside Cafe and Lounge, Club Mykonos

Contact: 082 452 6633

Description: Live music, lucky draws, drinks specials and a la carte menus available.


Dirt Road Running and Cycling Challenge @ Org de Rac

Date: 22 October

Time: 07:00

Location: Org De Rac Wine Estate

Contact: http://www.piketberghs.co.za/dirt-road-challenge-map-info


Enjoy the rolling dirt roads through the scenic Swartland, passing through varying landscapes, in one of the many cycling or trail running challenges. Online entries are now open, and late entries will be accepted on the day of the event.

Spectators can embrace the Swartland hospitality and soak up the beautiful views from Org de Rac Organic Wine Estate, which will once again be our race venue.  There will be music and a variety of stalls to ensure fun day for the whole family!


Groote Post Country Market – October

Date: 30 October

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Location: Groote Post, Darling

Contact: Eldré Strydom: +27.828776677 or [email protected]

Description: The terrace in front of Hilda’s Kitchen and adjacent to the Cellar will be a hive of activity, brimming with delicious and beautiful country offerings. Guests can expect artisan foods, arts and crafts, home ware and décor, live entertainment, lots of fun activities for kids, and of course, Groote Post’s well-loved wines.Groote Post Cellar and Tasting Centre in the Spring

West Coast Way Is South Africa’s Road Trip With The Most Twists

Explore the Cape West Coast by planning a self-drive trip or book a guided tour for a nature and adventure-filled Cape West Coast holiday.

Road-Trip-Southern-Africa-West-Coast-Way-Routes Find a 101+ things to see and do on the West Coast Way: Enjoy wine, craft beer, olives and Rooibos tea tastings, Weskus cuisine and braaivleis (barbecue), swing into Citrusdal with a zipline, go Cederberg bouldering, jump into natural (warm) pools, step onto cruises of lagoons and rivers, trek through nature reserves and a National Park, hop onto game drives, try the skill of archery and angling, get your adrenaline pumping with sand-boarding and quad-biking, go horse riding, learn about the San culture and Riel-dancing, do kite- and windsurfing, chill in your flip flops and do surfing, book a kayaking trip, go beach hopping, learn about bees, whales and listen to our birds in a twitcher’s paradise – all in South Africa’s wildflower reserve. For more information on the West Coast’s top places to go, road tripping, hikes, tours and trails, explore westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777.  Follow us on @WestCoastWaySA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Take the road less travelled in the West Coast Way

For more information on West Coast Way Routes and the list of 101+ Things To See And Do in the Cape West Coast, visit our eventspage. Choose to go on a self-guided adventure drive by following the routes, or book an air-conditioned trip to top West Coast attractions in South Africa.

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