For craft markets, wine festivals, live music events, and anything that gets you outdoors, Durbanville has it all. The wine farms, restaurants, Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville Race Course and a few heritage sites all lend itself to hosting many of these outdoor experiences.
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The Durbanville Craft market takes place once a month at the Durbanville Presbyterian Church, showcasing a variety of home-made goods, crafts, and pet-friendly goodies.
You will find the Willowbridge Slow Market at the Willowbridge Shopping centre every Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 2pm, offering organic produce, home-made treats, candles, charcuterie, vegetables, fashion and so much more. They also have live music on Saturdays, from 12 – 2pm.
Market at the Barn opens its doors every Sunday from 10am – 3:30pm, on Klipheuwel Road just outside Durbanville. It’s a country market, offering live music and all your traditional craft fair, including typically South African foods. Just make sure you wear your gum boots in winter, as the dirt road leading to the venue tends to get a little muddy. Worth the trek!
Hillcrest Quarry is a popular venue offering various wine & beer festivals and live music events. They have a spacious indoor venue, which is used during the cooler winter months, and a stage outside, which is enjoyed during the warmer months, whilst patrons sit on their fold out chairs and picnic blankets. There is plenty of space of kids to run around outside and kick a ball or go fishing at the quarry dam. You will find a bar inside and a kitchen, both offering very affordable drinks and meals.
Music is presented by local South African bands throughout the year, including the ever-popular Boulevard Blues and Kiss the Sky doing live rock shows on Saturdays or Sundays. Ticket prices usually range from R80 – R120 per person on any given weekend day, with kids under 12 being free. The bigger shows ask more though.
The annual Table Mountain Blues summit takes place at the Quarry in early December. It’s South Africa’s premier Blues festival, which presents hours of non-stop jazz, blues performances and an all-round good party.
You can often find live music (with no entry fees), at the following venues in Durbanville:
Durbanville Hills Wine – Wine Down Fridays from 4 – 7pm
Poplars backyard restaurant, at DÁria Wine Estate – from 7pm – with various artists including Mark Haze, Urban Blues, the Rivertones, The Bootleggers and more
Karaoke at The Big Barrel Pub – from 7pm
Saturdays and Sundays:
The gardens of Kemonate Restaurant at Signal Gun – from 1pm
At Hillcrest Restaurant from time to time from 1pm
Through the year on weekends or public holidays:
The Durbanville Golf Club with the Boulevard Blues, Late Night Final and more from 8pm
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