Drakenstein Coon Carnival — 24 January
This is one of Wellington’s most successful cultural community gatherings,filled with colour,sound and motion.
Starting the year on a high note the Drakenstein Coon Carnival fills the town with colour, sound and motion. Wellington is the only town besides Cape Town that has organized Coon groups to perform at New Year’s festivities since the early eighties.
Saturday 24 January – Modern Classics
On day one of the Show, the exhibition will consist of vehicles which can be defined as ‘Modern Classics”. These include Hot Rods, Street Rods, souped up vehicles, racing cars and bikes, custom vehicles and motorcycles and of course, a few new cars and bikes! This is a day that will appeal to many motoring enthusiasts, but it is important to note that there will be no old or Classic vehicles on display.
Sunday 25 January – Classics
On day two of the Show, the exhibition will consist of vehicles dating from as far back as the late 1890’s, to more recent times. These are the classics that invoke an era of elegance, a more relaxed way of life and a time when craftsmanship was an important element of vehicle design and manufacture. This is always a popular display and will appeal to anyone with a love of restored and maintained classic vehicles.
Cape Town International Convention Centre.
January 23rd – 25th 2009
Open to Public – Friday 23 January /16h00-22h00
Saturday 24 January/10h00-23h00 and Sunday 25 January/11h00-17h00
Admission -R120 per day, R250 for VIP Weekend which includes both concerts.
The J&B® Met — 31 January
Want to dress up to the nines, spot celebrities or indulge your inner papparazzi? The J&B® Met is the place to do it.
Every Saturday, our very popular market takes place on the lawn in front of the thatched roofed Mon Repos under the huge shady trees – some, centuries old (extending onto the bricked courtyard). The market offers a wide variety of products for you to purchase for yourself as well as offering a wide choice of gifts for friends and family. Jewellery, paintings, organic fruit and veggies, indigenous crafted items (where you can chat with the maker!), furniture, biltong and droëwors, fresh oysters, pure honey, freshly-baked breads, plants and clothing items are just a few of the items currently for sale. Sometimes we also offer wine tasting!
Our kitchen has a variety of sumptious breakfasts available, with the Farmhouse and Omelettes taking a definate lead.
The Saturday Market at Oude Libertas is expanding each and every week and is well worth visiting.
TRADING HOURS – 08h00 till 14h00
The Stellenbosch Fresh Goods market is an authentic Slow Food market consisting of producers selling products they have sourced, grown, raised, harvested, caught, preserved or transformed themselves. The market place is located on the Dorpstreet square in Bosman’s Crossing trading village in Stellenbosch and is open every Saturday from 9am to 2pm.