Xplorio Headquarters

Celebrate Spring with the People of Botrivier

Celebrate Spring with the People of Botrivier

Xplorio Headquarters

For those who like to colour themselves pink every now and then, the Bot River Spring Festival is the event for you! Nicknamed the “Drink Yourself Pink” weekend, this event is hosted by the Botrivier community, who make a range of pink wines. The entire village celebrates the arrival of Spring on the first weekend of September with a range of rosés and a ton of activities; from gastronomy, competitions, tastings, blending and a wealth of entertainment for the whole family.

For the Spring Festival, most wineries are open for the whole weekend, including Sunday. You’ll notice pink barrels at the entrance of all participating estates, who really get into the festivities of the weekend with décor and zest. You can even book accommodation on any of the wine farms that offer self-catering cottages and B&B services. This makes enjoying the festival’s activities even easier. However, remember to book early, as accommodation in and around Botriver gets very full around festival time. Also, wherever you choose to stay, enquire about the pink bus, which can take guests of the festival from venue to venue throughout the day.

The highlight of the Drink Yourself Pink weekend is all of the activities that are available, and of course meeting the people of Botrivier. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the fun on offer, which includes a polo match, fly fishing, pink paint ball games, as well as wine and olive oil tastings and blending. You can also take in scrumptious meals, pottery and art exhibitions, as well as live music and shows. Many guests flock to the Botriver Hotel for the frothy pink party on Saturday evening. This is the perfect spot for socialising, as well as enjoying even more wine and culinary delights with the locals.

Explore this fascinating area and enjoy the farm-style festivities with arts and culture, while tasting splendidly pink wines! Botriver is less than an hour and a half drive from Cape Town, making it the perfect excursion for just a day, or the whole weekend depending on your schedule. It’s a wonderfully romantic experience for any couple and can be entertaining for the whole family.

Celebrate Spring with the People of Botrivier

Xplorio

Xplorio is a dynamic town website platform that offers current, comprehensive and authentic town related information by empowering all local establishments to represent and directly market themselves on their town website.

View Profile

What is Xplorio?

Xplorio is your local connection allowing you to find anything and everything about a town.

Watch the Gansbaai Video
Read More

Recent Posts

4 Interesting things about Napier

4 Interesting things about Napier

Whether you’re planning a stay here or simply travelling through, be sure to visit Napier for some countryside magic!

Xplorio Headquarters
A Wintery Visit to Villiersdorp

A Wintery Visit to Villiersdorp

As the Overberg dons its winter coat, there a whole new set of (heart-)warming activities to enjoy during your winter visit to Villiersdorp..

Xplorio Headquarters
Grabouw & Elgin Valley through the eyes of Locals

Grabouw & Elgin Valley through the eyes of Lo...

Take a look at Grabouw and Elgin Valley through the eyes of its locals...  

Xplorio Headquarters
5 Top Attractions of Pringle Bay and Rooi Els

5 Top Attractions of Pringle Bay and Rooi Els

Known for their great tranquil charm and friendly community, here are 5 of our favourite top attractions of Pringle Bay and Rooi Els...

Xplorio Headquarters