Nederburg’s Annual Fashion Show Today

If you’re looking for a party to crash today, look no further than the winelands town of Paarl and its signature estate, Nederburg.

Following two days of by-invitation-only wine auctions (the details of which have been fed to us titillatingly by the press), Nederburg opens its doors to the public once again, and, in a kind of bizarre trumpeting of its own success, charges us R500 to watch models parade through its historic halls.




The entrance money goes to charity, there’s “gourmet braai” food, and the fashion show and other activities (including a “rare finds” auction) last all day. For the full story, gushingly told, click over to

To be frank, in Your Correspondent’s opinion, the Nederburg show is ghastly, brimful of posh twits, and I would rather recommend you take a tour of Cape Town’s sewage system than mix with the lushes who go to it. Here’s a better idea for this Sunday:

  • Take a picnic lunch to Uitkyk in Stellenbosch’s Simonsberg region, taste the winerie’s velvety brandy for your digestif, and admire the double-story, flat roofed building on the estate grounds.