The Breedekloof Soetes & Soup Festival

Melody Botha
TIME:    9am
COST:    160
VENUE:    Various venues in Breedekloof, Route 62 in the Winelands

Bookmark 20 to 21 July for one of the Cape Winelands’ most popular festivals in the Breedekloof Wine Valley.

What to expect

The festival extends across the Breedekloof Wine Valley, which includes Rawsonville, Slanghoek, Goudini, and Breede River areas. Each of the participating wineries will be showcasing their award-winning red and dessert wines as well as offering a variety of entertainment and specials on their wines. Highlighting their generous country hospitality, they’ll present a complimentary cup of signature soup and some enticing pairings. 

Apart from the delectable soups on offer, the more active festival goers should not miss hiking trails at Jason’s Hill, or the Run the Vines Trail Run at Mountain Ridge. Other offerings include craft beer at Kirabo Private Cellar, the indoor market at Opstal, food trucks at Slanghoek Cellar, home-made Karoo Lamb Samp & Bean at Stofberg Family Vineyards and tractor rides for the kids (or the whole family!) at Opstal.


Festival passes cost R160 a person and can only be bought at Webtickets. Your ticket will include a tasting glass, a soup mug and a coupon booklet including soup and wine tasting coupons. Alternatively, designated drivers or under 18’s festival passes include a soup mug and coupon booklet with soup tasting coupons for R110. 

Soups and wine tastings at participating wineries are included in the ticket price. No tickets will be available for sale on the weekend – only a limited number of tickets are available online. Please note this is a self-drive, decentralised event so responsible consumption is advised.

Wineries will be offering discounts on their wines over the weekend, giving you a great excuse to stock up for the winter. For a full festival programme and information on accommodation facilities call 023 349 1791.