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Events At Montecasino

Our Latest Events

Spirit of Spring

Spirit of Spring

Spirit of Spring

From Friday, 23 September 2016 to Sunday, 25 September 2016

Venue: Montecasino Precinct

  • 23 September 2016 (14h00 – 22h00)
  • 24 September 2016 (10h00 – 22h00)
  • 25 September 2016 (10h00 – 18h00)
Tickets:  Free Entry 

Please Note: Some workshops and offerings that are ticketed will be indicated accordingly

Celebrate the perfect family day out at Montecasino’s SPIRIT OF SPRING Festival! No more winter woolies and cozy fires - we’re heading outside where we can soak up the sun, enjoy freshly-prepared meals made from the finest local produce, and taste delicious cocktails while listening to live music.           .
We have everything on hand to keep the kids busy and happy while you browse through the latest summer fashions and accessories on our Piazza, attend a variety of spring-themed workshops, or simply relax over sundowners and long lazy meals at one of our outdoor eateries. 
This is the perfect opportunity to slow down, enjoy time with family and friends, and raise a toast to the last quarter of 2016. Because life should not only be lived, it should also be CELEBRATED!


Jam-packed kids and family entertainment

Enjoy the great South African outdoors with a variety of family-friendly activities and games on offer throughout the festival. Plus, our dedicated child minders are on hand to give moms and dads a chance to explore the festival while the kids are kept busy:

Venue: Grassy Area - Piazza 

23 September 2016 (14h00 – 21h00) 
24 September 2016 (10h00 – 21h00)
25 September 2016 (10h00 – 17h00)

  • Hoola Hoop competitions, Dance competitions, Shoot the hoop, Tug o’ War
  • Jumping Castles
  • Magic Shows
    • Friday                        18h00 & 20h00
    • Saturday                    15h30 & 19h30
    • Sunday                      13h30 & 15h30
  • Ceramic painting  from R 30 – R 140 per item
  • Sand Art from R 20 per item
  • Creative Kidz –  Bead work & mosaic work from R 40 – R 100 per item
  • Make your own pizza – R 45 per pizza with 7 different toppings to choose from
  • Face painters, balloon sculptors and stilt walkers throughout the day


Venue: Outdoor Events area – mock up room patio

Explore the universe as Astronomy for the Nation provides an interactive and ‘edu-taining’ experience, using 5 large, mobile telescopes. We invite you to join us on a “wow-factor” journey through the space and time of this fascinating universe that we live in.


  • Kiddies Story Telling Time

Come and join our story teller fairy, “Tulip”, as she takes you on a journey of fun, excitement and knowledge.

Venue: Skoobs

Friday:      17h30, 18h30 & 20h00
Saturday:  11h00, 12h00, 13h00, 14h00, 15h00, 16h00, 17h00, 18h00, 19h00 & 20h00
Sunday:    11h00, 12h00, 13h00, 14h00, 15h00 & 16h00

  • TobieSax Jazz evening - Fully Booked

Date: Friday 23 September
Time: 19h00 for 19h30
Tickets: R 165 pp and includes a welcome drink & light snacks

TobiSax, has enjoyed an extensive career as a Saxophonist providing soulful tunes in live musical sessions as well in recordings for several years. He has shared a stage with well-known South African Jazz legends like Ringo and Bebe to name a few. He plays Contemporary Jazz, Gospel Jazz, Afro Pop, Soul R&B, Afro Jazz as genres and is looking forward to entertain you on Friday evening in the Skoobs champagne bar.  Tickets available from Skoobs (Tickets are limited)  

  • Margaret Roberts Book Signing   

Date: Saturday 24 September
Time: 12h30 – 13h30

Join South African herbalist and respected authority on the subject of longevity and natural treatments for ailments and healthy living at Skoobs for a limited time only as she autographs your favourite Margaret Roberts book.

  • Heritage High Tea

Date: Saturday 24 September
Time: 15h00 – 17h00
Price: R 140 pp includes an Amarula Gold cocktail

An invitation to join and celebrate Heritage day with us as our resident pianist and special guest perform “proudly South African” songs whilst you sip on your complimentary Amarula Gold cocktail and indulge in our high tea delights. Bookings essential. Tickets available from Skoobs.

  • Poetry readings

Date: Sunday 25 September
Time: 14h00 – 16h00

South African poets from Writers Bloc will delight you as they recite their own material and inspire you with their spring themed poetry. They will also be having a famous “Slam Poet”.  Open Mic available for the public, so start writing..............
Remember the theme is “Spring”!

Montecasino Bird Gardens

The Montecasino Bird Gardens is “Home” to over 750 plants from 37 different species, over 60 species of birds, frogs, scorpions, our very own Anaconda Annie and much, much more. Visit the Montecasino Bird Gardens during our Spirit if Spring festivities for an unforgettable experience.

Flights of Fantasy Show Times:

Friday: 11h00 & 15h00
Saturday: 11h00, 13h00 & 15h00
Sunday: 11h00, 13h00 & 15h00

Price: R 70 per adult
          R 35 for children aged 2-12 years


Unmissable performances by Watershed, Monark and GoodLuck

Kick back and enjoy live outdoor music with some of South Africa’s top selling artists, as well as new and upcoming talent showcasing their music throughout the festival.

Venue: Piazza


Date: 23 September 2016
Time: 18h00 – 20h00

With over 300 000 sales, multiple SAMA award wins & nominations as well as many No 1 hits, Watershed is South Africa's top acoustic rock band, join Watershed on the Piazza as they rock the night away.


Date: 24 September 2016
Time: 13h00 – 15h00

South African singer, song writer & producer Dawnay, broke records in SA when his hit “You touch me” spent 22 weeks at the top of the charts in 2001. This SAMA nominee has opened for International artists Shaggy and continues to entertain crowds wherever he goes.  Join Dawnay as he performs some of his own hits and popular covers for you.


Date: 24 September 2016
Time: 20h00 – 21h00

“Without a doubt one of the most exciting acts to break out from 2013, Monark are changing the face of pop music in South Africa. Mixing Eugene Coetzer’s uniquely characterful vocal delivery – polished with his distinctive falsetto – and Ewald Jansen van Rensberg’s unmatched, global production style, Monark craft songs rich in meaning and soul stirring hooks.


Date: 25 September 2016
Time: 14h30 – 15h30

Cape Town muso’s Goodluck will entertain you with their unique electronic sound, featuring Juliet Harding on vocals, Matthew O’Connell on saxophone and keys and founder Ben Peters on drums. Join us for an exciting electronic pop rock experience.

The Morning After

Date: 25 September 2016
13h00 – 14h00 &
15h30 – 16h30

Classic three-piece band The Morning after are three seasoned musicians that will add something memorable to your Sunday afternoon. Their repertoire is extensive, traversing a diversity of genres to provide the perfect entertainment.

Spectacular fashion show by JJ Schoeman

Date: 25 September 2016
Venue: Piazza
Time: 12h00 – 12h30

Join JJ Schoeman, one of SA’s top fashion designers, as he celebrates & showcases 30 years of glamourous designer outfits for famous celebrities and personalities at the fashion show of the year.  Don’t miss out on this star studded celebration.

Stylish cocktail lounge on the Piazza

Come and relax with us and enjoy liquid pleasure, with brands like Savannah, Nederburg wines, Bains Cape Mountain Whiskey and some great SA bubbly whilst you listen to the line-up of top South African artists on our Piazza stage.

Date: 23-25 September 2016
Venue: Piazza
23 September 2016 (14h00 – 22h00
24 September 2016 (10h00 – 22h00) 
25 September 2016 (10h00 – 18h00)

Interactive lifestyle experiences across complex

Whether looking for a dose of inspiration, tips and tricks to try at home, or just something different to try, visit one our exciting SPIRIT OF SPRING workshops at La Toscana:

“Live Light, Live Large” with Louise Carver and Kate Emmerson

Date: 24 September 2016
Venue: La Toscana
Time: 15h00 – 16h30
Tickets: R 150 pp and you stand a chance to win one of 4 hampers to the value of R400 each.

The show is about truly moving people on both an intellectual and emotional level and aims to bring clarity and joy to all who experience it. Kate’s transformational insights about how to lead a more engaged, clutter free and mindful life, are complimented by Louise’s beautiful voice and lyrics, ranging from her big hits to a couple of surprises thrown in.

You will experience a powerful 90 minute journey designed to leave you enlivened and uplifted with a few ”aha’s” along the way. Most importantly you will be determined to shift and transform your life to step into the theme of LIVE LIGHT LIVE LARGE!

This show is suitable for all ages, demographics, cultures and religions, as it is about human qualities, like fear and desire, which we all possess.

Louise’s CD’s and Kate’s Books will be on sale at the show.

See Kate Emmerson's profile.
See Louise Carver's profile.


Cooking Demonstration & Talk with Herbalist, Margaret Roberts and Nutritionist, Chef Sandy Roberts

Date: 24 September 2016
Venue: La Toscana
Time: 11h00 – 12h00
Tickets: R 150 pp (includes tasters & goodie bag to the value of R 100)

Herbalist & Author Margaret Roberts introduced herbs more than three decades ago. She lives out her passion at  the extraordinary Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre in De Wildt.

Join Margaret & her daughter Nutritionist & Chef Sandy, as they take you on a culinary journey of herb inspired delights and teach you the medicinal value of these fascinating plants.


Interactive Cocktail Making Workshop

Date: 24 September 2016
Venue: La Toscana
Time: 20h00 – 21h00

Date: 25 September 2016
Venue: La Toscana
Time: 15h00 – 15h30

Gareth Wainwright, bar consultant and one of SA’s most creative bartenders, will showcase his talents as he brings to life unique Spring inspired cocktails especially for you. Don’t miss out on these exhilarating taste experiences.

Cooking Demonstrations

Chef Deena

Date: 24 September 2016
Venue: La Toscana
Time: 19h00 – 20h00

Winner of the 1st Masterchef SA & resident Chef at Montecasino’s Aryaa restaurant, Deena Naidoo will show off his culinary skills as he prepares his Spring inspired menu for your delight.

Chef Blake

Date: 25 September 2016
Venue: La Toscana
Time: 11h00 – 12h00

Marinated Greek Chicken thighs, freshly made Gyro wraps with a Summer salad & Tzatsiki.

Flower Arranging

Date: 24 September 2016
Venue: La Toscana
13h30 – 14h30,
17h30  – 18h30

Date: 25 September 2016
Venue: La Toscana
19h00 – 10h30,
16h00 – 16h30

Cupcake Decorating by Mondeor Bake Supplies

Date: 24 September 2016
Venue: La Toscana
Time: 12h30 – 13h00

Cupcakes covered in fondant with ribbon & toothpick roses

Date: 25 September 2016
Venue: La Toscana
Time: 12h30 – 13h00

Healthier Choices with Stacey Holland

Date: 25 September 2016
Venue: La Toscana
Time: 17h00 – 17h30

Seasoned television personality and health and fitness guru, Stacey Holland is currently the host presenter of Real Health, a studio based chat show featuring topics about holistic health solutions. mentally healthier body, mind and soul.

Join Stacey as she gives you tips on making healthier choices for Spring to enhance your body and soul.

 Artjamming Demo

Date: 25 September 2016
Venue: La Toscana
Time: 13h30 – 14h30 
Tickets: From R 165 per person                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Join the team from Artjamming as they select guests from the audience to participate in the unique experience on stage and showcase what they have to offer.

“Paintentertainment” is for all ages and Artjamming offers workshops in Gauteng at their studio or as a teambuild. Choose a canvas, grab some paint and feel free to create. There’s plenty of inspiration provided and you get to take your unique artwork home.

Spring Pop Up Gym

Date: 24 September 2016
Venue: Piazza
Time: 10h00 – 11h00 
Tickets: R 200 per person (includes a goodie bag worth over R 200)

Come and join us for an invigorating, pulsating, energy infused hour!


Spring-themed shopping at our diverse speciality stores

Indulge in a spot of Spring-themed shopping on our Piazza – everything you need in order to look good and feel good this Spring:

  • Sweet treats, delicious cakes and melt-in-your-mouth macaroons
  • Floaty summer dresses, kaftans, sandals, sun hats, jewellery and handbags
  • Inflatable pool loungers and umbrellas
  • Veggie garden tools, seeds and accessories
  • Exquisite fresh flowers to take home


23 September 2016 (14h00 – 21h00)
24 September 2016 (10h00 – 21h00)
25 September 2016 (10h00 – 17h00)



A Bit of Better Bunting

Indoor & Outdoor decorative bunting

BellaBrina Moda & M&N Jewellery Leather handbags & jewellery
Bellas Closet Kiddies clothing
Big Green Egg All in one braai, pizza oven, smoker, slow cooker 
The Ultimate Cooking Experience
BMW Display BMW car display

Brand Incentives

Scent diffusers & refills
Café Cru Wine Bar Wine bar
Colour Me Healthy Pressed fruit juice
Crabtree & Evelyn Fragrances & gifts
Eleon Lifestyle & Gifting Spring related gifting, potted herbs & plants, picnic blanket, wild silk baskets, spring inspired ware & linens
Fit Chef Healthy food options
Gary Cavalho Caricaturist Caricaturist artist
Holly & Quinn Baby Products and skin care
Ingenuite Flipit flip flops and XO cold brew coffee
Liquid Salt Men's & ladies active wear
Missoni Fragrances Fragrances
Moments in Time Hammocks, summer dresses, sarongs, beach clothing & towels
Montecasino Bash Buggy Snacks and drinks
MSC Cruises Cruise bookings
Napsac  Highly durable and reliable brand for air inflatable sofas
Rivonia Optometrists Sunglasses
Snap Fusion Jewellery Interchangeable jewellery

Savour fresh and delicious dining offers at our restaurants


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