Activities near Pearl Valley
The Bastille Day Festival in Fanschhoek is one of the exciting activities near Pearl Valley this July. This year marks the 21st time this popular festival is being hosted in the quaint town of Franschhoek. Franschhoek is clearly the perfect place to host this event with its focal point revolving around award winning wines and exquisite food. The local wine estates will have some of their best wines for visitors to taste. Food will be catered for by the top chefs of Franschhoek.
The sporting component of the festival includes a wine barrel rolling competition as well as a Boules Competition will be held by and in aid of the local SPCA. A trail run with four different distances from 14 to 50 km is also hosted for the more adventurous visitors. Live music will liven up the festivities.
The festival is held on the 12 and 13 of July. For more information and bookings go to Bastille Day. Tickets cost R200 per person for Saturday and R180 for Sunday.
Berg River Canoe Marathon
Arguably one of the toughest events for canoeists, this race will be held from 16-19 July and essentially passes through the Pearl Valley Golf Estate. We will be featuring more on this even in an additional post.