Make A Date: The Tshwane Food Fest Is Back!


The Tshwane Food Fest is back with a bang; now in its second year running the festival will be a culinary experience like no other! Fountains Valley will be the backdrop to this year’s edition taking place on October 28, 2017, from 10:00 AM!


This year the festival celebrates Heritage and will be giving the avid food lover the opportunity to experience various African cuisines. Festival organiser Nqobile Mahlangu elaborate: “This year we wanted to express the various African taste notes that makes us uniquely African by having a mix of various chefs & stalls from across Africa. This will give a food fanatic the experience of having traveled the entire continent just by attending the Tshwane Food Fest 2017!”


The day will also include a variety of entertainment which will be accommodative to all that will attend. The day will feature entertainment for the entire family, and see a mix of food and drink. The program for the day will include the African Corner– the space will grant various African cultures the opportunity to showcase their favourite African foods and so much more! The festival caters to all, with a picnic area fit for family fun and a supervised kiddies area everyone is sure to have a blast!


With the recent growth of artisanal beers, Tshwane Food Fest will be hosting a dedicated beer garden for beer fans! If you’re looking to get your cooking game on “fleek” take part in the master classes that the festival has put together that will take you through a journey of discovering your inner chef.


Packages are already on sale and early bird tickets are 80% sold thus far, packages include:


General (R150 & R180 at the gate):

  •      Access into festival grounds
  •       Access to public areas (General Access standing area, food market, exhibitions, beer garden, indigenous Games)

VIP (R500):

  •       Entrance tickets into the Tshwane Food Fest (General Access)
  •       VIP Parking
  •      Entrance into the VIP Area
  •      VIP lounge seating and Décor
  •       Canapé and Tasting menu
  •       Private bar facilities
  •       Complimentary drinks from 12h00 – 16h00, excluding premium items e.g. premium Whiskey, premium Vodka, Champagne. Premium items available to be purchased.
  •       VIP toilet facilities
  •       Bottomless Wine
  •      Dedicated waitresses, hostesses
  •       Bar staff and senior management

Kids (R50):

  •      Access into festival grounds
  •       Access to public areas (General Access standing area, food market, exhibitions, indigenous Games)
  •       Access into secured Kiddies Area for Kids ages 0 to 8 years at R5 per hour
  •       Open Kiddies Area (no extra cost)
  •       Kids prohibited from entering specified areas (i.e. Beer Garden)

Picnic Package (R240):

  •      Access into festival grounds
  •       Access to public areas (General Access standing area, food market, exhibitions, beer garden, indigenous Games)
  •       Picnic platter including gourmet sandwich, appetizer, biltong and juice


Get your tickets at Ticketpros, CAN, Edgars Active, Edgars Connect and Jet.


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About Author


Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

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