Soweto Festival


The Soweto Festival is happening from 3-4 March 2018 at its new venue, the Soweto Theatre.

With exclusive capacity at the festival’s beautiful new venue, the Soweto Theatre, the Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival is set to showcase the best, and emerging, South African wines, foods, travel, music, artisanal merchandise, and more.

The festival is well-known around the world as having transformed the South African wine industry, removing old customs, and developing a large discerning, well-educated, wine-drinking culture over the past decade.

The festival is the brainchild of Mnikelo Mangciphu, owner of the Morara Wine and Spirit Emporium, and Cape Wine Master, Marilyn Cooper, former CEO of the Cape Wine Academy.

Moving the festival into its new slot in the summer season is granting the organisers carte blanche to create a new wave wine revolution, introducing day-time wine and food tastings, new visual delights, VIP spaces and places, and outdoor cook-off type activities that will excite, delight and educate all.

The festival was originally designed to bring Cape wines into Johannesburg’s largest township, Soweto, which is known for its trendsetting values and people, to expose this magnificent movement to the country’s oldest unique wine etiquettes and cultures. Over this period, the festival has expanded, becoming the most wonderfully integrated event in Johannesburg, where the only colours you see are red, white or rose.

Says the Honourable Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, following his visit to last festival, “This festival epitomises innovation and transcends stereotypes. It’s about great South African food, wine and travel, brought alive in Soweto. This festival has become a must-do event on the tourism calendar in Johannesburg. ”

Come and experience the best wines the Cape has to offer; travel retailers with a huge choice of holidays and weekends away; an wide selection of gastronomies to suit all varieties and tastes from top-shelf restaurants, local bistros and food vendors, music from Soweto’s famous set, and more.

Map of Soweto Festival