001 While there’s nothing better in the cool months than curling up with a cup of hot chocolate and a DVD, this event will make you trade your duvet for a day of all things books. At this showcase of international bookstores and publishing companies at the CTICC, you can rub shoulders with other booklovers and get your literary fix. Capetownbookfair.co.za
002 Indulge in your favourite glass of red or white at the biggest wine festival in South Africa. With 40 wine farms and boutiques putting their best grape forward, you can join winemakers and sommeliers for a weekend of blending, tasting and pairing. You’ll even be able to have a foot in making wine too.
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003 Ever wanted to create the perfect home but had no clue where to start? Now, with more than 300 exhibitors showing the latest trends in interiors and gardens at the Coca-Cola Dome, you can find inspiration and admire innovation – and get plenty of ideas about what to put where. Granddesignslive.co.za
004 The five-man band is making its eagerly anticipated way to SA for its Native world tour. Since appearing in 2007 alongside Timbaland for Apologize, the musos have paved their own path in the pop/rock scene with hits like Stop & Stare and Good Life, earning heaps of awards along the way. Dream out loud with One Republic; book at Computicket.
005 If you needed an excuse to take a week o for a vay-cay, now you have one. Bringing music from all four corners of the globe for a week-long culture treat in Morocco is what this festival is about. Share in the rhythm of the world with acts like Maroon 5, Akon, Placebo, Black M and others for an unforgettable experience. Festivalmawazine.ma
006 Jazz stars of ris and scats come together to the colourful town of St Louis to play in a six-day festival – the largest jazz fest in Africa. Saintlouisjazz.org