The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival ‘The Magic of Bubbles’

Kickstart the festive season on a fashionable high note at the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, ‘The Magic of Bubbles’, presented by Sanlam Private Wealth.


One of SA’s premier social calendar highlights, this year’s event takes place over the weekend of

30 November and 1 December

at the iconic Huguenot Monument.


Mingle with friends as you sample the wide range of local MCCs as well as select French champagnes on offer.


Franschhoek favourites include the award-winning producers Le Lude, La Motte, Black Elephant Vintners, Colmant  and Boschendal, amongst others.

The grand marquee – the place to be seen – will be oozing style, elegance and sophistication.

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Franschhoe Cap Classique & Champagne Festival
Please enjoy the event responsibly

It’s a time for celebration, fun and spending time with loved ones and friends. Please enjoy the festival in a responsible manner. As part of this we want to remind you that it is illegal to drink and drive. If you will be consuming alcohol at the event please make sure that you have a designated driver or friend to assist you to get home safely.


Breaking from tradition the dress code for the weekend’s fashionable affair is Blue and White. A prize will be awarded to the Best Dressed Couple attending the Saturday event. No excuse needed now to shop for that perfect outfit.


For those preferring a laid-back stylish experience, Sunday’s offering aka ‘The Big Bubbly Brunch’, should not be missed. Lounge style music and brunch inspired food add the final touches to this ultimate Sunday MCC outing.


Festival goers can choose between three price packages to tailor make their experience: 

Saturday, 30 November

12pm to 5pm

R395 per person

Sunday, 1 December

10am to 3pm

R250 per person

Weekend ticket (Saturday and Sunday)

Applicable to the relevant dates

R550 per person

Festival tickets include access to the marquee and a complimentary tasting glass, as well as MCC and champagne tasting coupons. Additional vouchers can be purchased on the day. Food is excluded in the ticket price. Children under 18 years will be allowed free entry to the festival. 


Make a weekend of your  Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival experience and book into one of the valley’s splendid accommodation establishments, ranging from the finest bed and breakfasts, to luxurious boutique hotels, all nestled in a picturesque and safe environment. This should also afford you ample time for a leisurely stroll down the main road, uncovering world-class shops and boutiques, allowing for an intimate and relaxed shopping expedition. Take time out to visit some of the award-winning wine farms in the region or enjoy that superb glass of Franschhoek wine with a delicious meal at one of Franschhoek’s fine dining establishments.

‘We’re excited to be part of this luxury lifestyle event,’ says Carl Roothman, CEO of Sanlam Private Wealth. ‘It provides us with an ideal platform to collaborate with fellow masters of their craft and create an exclusive experience for guests. Over the two days, the same characteristics that inspire and drive us to grow and preserve wealth – such as practice, patience, meticulous attention to detail and even the need to take calculated risks – will also be evident in the delectable MCCs, champagne, dishes and music on display.’

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