Over at Toomuchloveliness, we are huge fans of Botriver. I think it is the coolest kick-ass town just about ever. We first discovered Botriver on our trip up to their first every Botriviera Spring Weekend. We booked a little self catering spot at Uitwaaien, signed up for the fancy Friday dinner and had a glorious lunch at Gabrielskloof. I was sad for our weekend in Botriver to end but we had already decided we would be going to the next Spring Event!

Luckily for us there is 2017 Botriver Spring Event and this weekend (1st to 3rd September) coming they are hosting the Botriver Rainbow Spring Weekend!!



The Rainbow Spring Weekend will be running from Friday night to Sunday. Starting with a fancy pants dinner hosted by the executive chef of Forage set on creating an indigenous dining experience. And two fantastic local Sommeliers – Higgo Jacobs and Ewan Mackenzie will be pouring some of the best wine all night. This is a pretty pricey dinner so we have decided to give it a skip. However if you’re looking to spoil yourself to a fantastic night in Botriver you can book a ticket over here!


After our quiet Friday night in- I’m thinking wine and cheese at the self-catering spot- we are going to be hitting the farms of Botriver in a big way! First on the list is Genevieve MCC who will be hosting a breakfast and bubbles! Is there ever a better pairing for breakfast than a glass of Genevieve MCC??

Another wine tasting highlight must be the Beaumont Family wines who will be offering a special vertical tasting of the Hope Marguerite. This is one of my favourite Chenin Blancs and I am so excited to see how the wine has changed over the years. It truly is an iconic South African white wine.Gabrielskloof, Botriver

Lunch Ideas in Botriver


If you’re looking for a fantastic lunch you cannot go wrong with a table at Gabrielskloof who creates the most gorgeous food. Think fresh veggies, pork belly and interesting local flavours all cooked to perfection. This year they will be serving a menu focused on local spices and heritage cooking. I can’t wait to see what they create.

Another big lunch time contender will be Jason Bakery heading out to Luddite for the weekend! I’ve heard rumours of Jason arriving with his food truck and a pig on a spit! There will also be the new Luddite Saboteur release and a sneaky old vintage up for tasting for the lucky few who arrive before we drink it all!

Gabrielskloof, Botriver


The Botriver Spring Weekend is going to be fabulous and full of cheer – and these are only a few highlights! Come and join me and the town of Botriver for a fantastic celebration!

Tickets can be bought at Quicket for R100 over here.
The ticket is a weekend pass and covers you for wine tasting on Saturday and Sunday.


2 thoughts on “Botriver Rainbow Spring Weekend”

    1. UM!! That is amazing! We stayed at Uitwaaien the first trip and Palm Cottage this time. Both were fantastic and super affordable! If you’re going soon you MUST try the heritage platter at Gabrielskloof- it was a big botrivier highlight for us!

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