The Shoestring Collective

Diary Date: 8th July – 11th August

Venue: Gardens Centre (Cape Town)

For an entire month, the Gardens Centre will be home to this awesome pop-up. 16 local designers have come together to showcase a host of designs from talents such as Bow PeepHandmade By Me and Lauren Fowler. For art, furniture, ceramics, textiles and more, make sure to take some time out for a visit.

Twitter: @TSC_PopUpShop

Vaal Meander Wine Route

Diary Date: 13July – 18th August 2013

Venue: Vaal Meander (Gauteng)

Gear up for 6 weekends of wine tasting at 16 different venues! Celebrating its 10th year, the Vaal Meander Wine Route will take place on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays and offers an exciting range of experiences; from vintage car rides to house boats and  so much more.

Twitter: @vaalwineroute

Franschhoek Bastille Festival
Diary Date: 13th-14th July

Venue: Franschhoek

Franschhoek once again celebrates its French Huguenot heritage this weekend and the line-up promises to be spectacular. Put on your reds, whites and blues and enjoy the highlights such as the Food and Wine Marquee, live music, markets and the Bastille Trail Run.

Whitman Independent Film and Arts Festival

Diary Date: 13th – 14th July

Venue: The Bioscope Independent Cinema (Johannesburg)

Brought to you by The Whitman Independent and The Bioscope Independent Cinema, this festival presents the best that local independent filmmakers, artists, musicians and video game producers have to offer. There will also be a look at historically progressive cinema in South Africa, as well as the premiere of the American independent film ‘Pavillion’.