Everybody likes a festival… but what everybody loves…is a Portuguese festival.
Be part of the first ever Caravela Portuguese Festival, celebrating the magic of Madeira at Montecasino, Fourways from 30 June -2 July 2017.
You can expect non-stop, eat-till-you-pop, dance-till-you-drop food and entertainment for the entire family with SA’s top DJs including Paul Almeida, Vin Deysel and Mark Pilgrim, Portuguese culture and live music from the likes of The Parlotones, Prime Circle, Locnville, Jose Malhoa, Majozi and more. It’s a fun-filled day not to be missed!
Promoted by the Portuguese Forum of South Africa, The Caravela Portuguese Festival is a unique event in celebration of Madeira Day and aims to celebrate the rich and diverse history and culture of Portuguese speaking people from all walks of life.
Experience the magic of Madeira with great food, wine, song and dance at the Caravela Madeira Festival at Monte Casino, Fourways from 30 June- 2nd July. Tickets available at Computicket (www.computicket.com) from 18th May ,2017
Experience the Portuguese in one magical island: Madeira
Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago situated in the north Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Portugal, it`s capital is Funchal. Its total population was estimated in 2011 at 267,785. It is a popular year-round resort, being visited every year by about one million tourists. The region is noted for its Madeira wine, gastronomy, historical and cultural value, its flora and fauna, landscapes (Laurel forest) which are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and embroidery artisans. Its annual New Year celebrations feature the largest fireworks show in the world, as officially recognised by Guinness World Records in 2006. The early 20th century witnessed a wave of emigrants from Madeira whose numbers greatly increased in the decades following World War II. Madeiran immigrants, who are traditionally associated with agriculture and commerce, form the largest group within South Africa's Portuguese community.
Madeira was elected "World's Leading Island Destination" in 2015 and 2016, by the World Travel Awards, also known as the “Tourism Oscars. In addition to this prestigious award Madeira won the "Europe’s Leading Island Destination" prize In 2013, 2014 and 2016, having competed in this category alongside major tourist destinations such as the Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Malta and Cyprus.