Grande Provence finalist in Young Winemaker of the Year
by Editor on 16 October 2019
Grande Provence winemaker, Thys Smit, has been rewarded for his hard work in the cellar and the vineyards with a nomination as a finalist of the 19th Diner’s Club Young Winemaker of the Year Awards. Thys took on the leading role as winemaker and viticulturist at this Franschhoek heritage wine estate in 2018 after joining the Grande Provence team in 2015 as assistant winemaker. He earned his Young Winemaker of th...
New reasons to escape to Grande Provence
by Editor on 08 October 2019
Make The Owner’s Cottage at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate your go-to destination when next you visit Franschhoek and take advantage of their new accommodation packages tailor-made with options for every taste. Discover cultural gems with the Heritage package or indulge in the Wine Enthusiast’s package created for those with a high interest in the art of winemaking, while the Adventure package offers un...
Savour two national treasures with Survivor ABSA Top 10 Pinotage & Biltong
by Editor on 03 October 2019
Survivor, the unbridled Swartland wine range, is celebrating Pinotage Day on Saturday, 12 October with a special tasting of two national treasures, biltong and its ABSA Top 10 Pinotage. A proud benchmark of this South African grape variety, the Pinotage 2017 is the second Survivor vintage to be ranked Top 10 in this prestigious wine competition. The special Pinotage & Biltong tasting pairs the wine with beef ...
Enjoy a sensory summer sojourn at Constantia Glen
by Editor on 03 October 2019
Awaken your senses this summer at Constantia Glen, the picturesque boutique wine estate situated only 20 minutes from the Cape Town city centre. With delicious new taste partners added to their popular selection of platters and crispy Flammkuchen, summer at Constanta Glen is sure to be a feast. Try the generous all new vegan platter. It’s perfect for sharing. Other new summer additions include seared beef fillet...
Dr Victor and the Rasta rebels liv.
by Editor on 01 October 2019
Let's kick off a new month with Dr Victor and the Rasta rebels live at The View in Kibler Park on Friday the 4th October. Joined by Bilo and Dafunc who will keep you dancing all night long. Tickets are R180 per person, food and drinks will be availableTime :19:00 pm Venue : 9011 Wisani road , Kibler ParkContact : 082 567 6969
The South Coast Fever MTB & Trail Run Series Wraps Up
by Editor on 30 September 2019
The South Coast Fever MTB & Trail Run Series, a four-part cycling race, came to an exciting end on Sunday, 22 September at Lake Eland Game Reserve. In the men’s division, the honours went to Andrew Hill and Brennan Anderson, co-champions for 2019; and it was Hayley Smith who took the ladies’ championship. This year also saw the crowning of new 25-kilometre champions, Tayne Rudling and Riley Smith. The winnin...
Funky fashion with Africa Made Only
by Editor on 30 September 2019
Funky, locally produced fashion is what Africa Made Only is all about and now you can get yours at Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay! The inspiration for their designs comes from locally sourced fabrics such as shweshwe and wax prints. This summer African Made Only have launched shweshwe accented t-shirts made from left over fabric as part of their zero-waste program, and they will soon be offering beach shorts that...
Gorgeous shweshwe fabric jewellery at Nomi Handmade
by Editor on 28 September 2019
Shweshwe fabric is proudly South African and truly unique. It is traditional South African fabric used to create traditional wear and is simply stunning. The printed cotton fabric comes in a variety of colours and patterns. Nomi Handmade specialise in shweshwe fabric jewellery, which is made using a variety of thread-wrapping, beading, sewing and decoupage techniques. Each piece is made from 100% cotton and is hy...
Ugu South Coast Tourism has a lot to celebrate this World Tourism Day
by Editor on 27 September 2019
The year-long warm weather, phenomenal natural resources and world-class tourist offerings make the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast an ideal location for visitors. And this World Tourism Day – Friday, 27 September – Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT) will use this platform to highlight exactly how it is positioning the KZN South Coast as a global tourist destination. South Africa is battling record unemployment rates, ...
Franschhoek plays host to Sommelier Cup finalists
by Editor on 18 September 2019
On 23 and 25 September the Franschhoek Wine Valley gets the opportunity to showcase its wide range of stellar wines to the semi-finalists competing in this year’s triennial Sommelier Cup competition, presented by Wines of South Africa (WoSA). Representing countries from across the globe the sommeliers will spend the day in the valley, meeting with the Vignerons, attending a series of tastings and experience our vil...
Steenberg Pinot Noir crowned as SA’s Best Rosé MCC
by Editor on 16 September 2019
Steenberg has triumphed at the 2019 Amorim Cap Classique Challenge as the victorious producer of South Africa’s Best Rosé MCC. The blushing Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir MCC, one of 134 Méthode Cap Classique contenders in the competition this year, was awarded Double Gold and the Trophy as the Rosé category winner. “This is great news for us and even though I am fairly new to Steenberg, everyone knows that C...
Pulling out all the stops at this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival
by Editor on 12 August 2019
Bid farewell to the Winter blues and swing into Spring by heading off to the picture perfect Franschhoek Wine Valley over the weekend of 14 and 15 September for this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival. What better excuse to explore one of South Africa’s premier wine destinations, whilst uncovering a fine selection of wine gems from the Franschhoek Vignerons. Wineries in and around the valley welcome the fr...
New Zambezi River Property for Isibindi Africa Lodges
by Editor on 02 August 2019
The mighty Zambezi river has captured the hearts and minds of explorers for centuries. Now modern-day explorers can experience the area’s many wonders from the shores of an exclusive island safari getaway. Tsowa Safari Island, located in the Zambezi National Park, is Isibindi Africa Lodges’ (Isibindi Africa) newest property and offers guests the chance to truly appreciate one of the world’s last great wildernes...
Diarise the dates for Decorex Joburg 2019!
by Editor on 26 July 2019
The flagship Decorex exhibition, synonymous with sophisticated décor and design, is bringing the finest localised products, interior stylists and creative inspiration to the Gallagher Convention Centre from 7 to 11 August. This year’s Decorex Joburg, centred on the show’s 2019 theme, 'Designing for Africa – feels like home’, will highlight the increasing inter-continental reach of Africa’s design influence...
Renishaw Hills attracts crowds to this year’s BotSoc Winter Gardens
by Editor on 26 July 2019
The warm winter weather set the backdrop for the beautiful indigenous gardens of Renishaw Hills which attracted several hundred visitors to the South Coast mature lifestyle village over the weekend (13 and 14 July). Chosen as this year’s Botanical Society of South Africa’s (BotSoc) Winter Gardens’ venue, Renishaw Hills has been developed on the ethos of sustainable practices, with leading landscaper – Elsa Po...
Exceptional Italian winter value at 95 Keerom and 95 at Parks
by Editor on 25 July 2019
Exceptional Italian winter value at 95 Keerom and 95 at Parks Dine like an Italian at exceptional value and tuck into chef-proprietor Giorgio Nava’s special 3-course winter menu available exclusively during August at 95 Keerom in Cape Town’s CBD and 95 at Parks in Constantia. For starters, tuck into a classic caprese salad with creamy artisanal burrata mozzarella. The main course is a choice of Chef Giorg...
Women's Day Welness Day
by Editor on 16 July 2019
Join us for a much needed "Women's Day Wellness Experience" that promises to give you our guest time to rediscover a healthy and discerning lifestyle in a beautiful setting. All of this in a spectacular venue that boast some of the most breathtaking views of the south of Joburg and promises to leave you relaxed and rejuvenated as we celebrated women's day. There is something for everyone -Yoga in the morning ...
Winter Inspires Cape Creatives
by Editor on 09 July 2019
Recently launched state-of-the-art multi-functional studio in Cape Town, Infinity Studios, is set to become a hive of activity as it firmly sets its sights on becoming one of the city’s foremost creative hubs. Infinity Studios owner, James Pople, has spent the better part of his career in a variety of creative environment across the world – and is thrilled to be back in the Mother City in time for its winter s...
Balance wines take the wheel with an exciting new pizza tasting
by Editor on 03 July 2019
Balance wines take the wheel with an exciting new pizza tasting If you are looking for a laid back food and wine experience without all the serious wine paraphernalia – Balance, the easy drinking range of quality, everyday wines, has you covered. The new Balance Pizza Wheel Tasting, now available at Overhex Winery & Bistro near Worcester, lets you experience these joyous wines, with a mouth-watering, crispy piz...
The Chocolate Festival is back!
by Editor on 28 June 2019
Chocolate, chocolate and even more chocolate! That’s what you are guaranteed to find at this year’s Chocolate Festival. Heaven for any sweet tooth fanatics, this two-day chocolate extravaganza takes place over the weekend of 31 August and 1 September (10am to 4pm daily) at The Woodmill in Stellenbosch. Expect to find a chocolate line up of gastronomical proportion. The usual plus a handful of artisanal gems ...