Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival delighting the crowds

This year’s Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is well and truly underway, with sport, food and wine events and loads of family activities keeping holiday makers busy in the much-loved Garden Route town and surrounding areas.

The first major sporting event, the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour, kicked off with four MTB events on Saturday, followed on Sunday by road races and family events. Warm temperatures, plenty of sunshine and absolutely no wind on Sunday meant that both the elite riders and families out to have fun, had the perfect day. Inflatable fun and many other children’s activities created a brilliant setting for parents to enjoy real Knysna hospitality while children were kept entertained. Read more Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival delighting the crowds

‘Rise Up’ and fly at Africa’s biggest kite festival

24th Cape Town International Kite Festival – 27 & 28 Oct 2018

At the 24th Cape Town International Kite Festival in Muizenberg on 27 & 28 October kiters from around the world will be proudly flying incredible kites in support of Cape Mental Health. With tickets just R40 pp (or R15 for children 12 years & younger) this is affordable, fresh-air fun that’s good for you, your family and people with mental disabilities. For more information visit www.capementalhealth.co.za or follow @CTKiteFest on social media #RiseUpAndFly

Come and meet an aerial ‘big five’ when Nemo, Squid, Octopus, Red Teddy and Bertie the Worm take to the skies at the 24th Cape Town International Kite Festival on 27 and 28 October, in Muizenberg. It is Africa’s biggest kite festival and sees kiters from around the world flying incredible kite creations in support of Cape Mental Health, South Africa’s oldest mental health organisation. Read more ‘Rise Up’ and fly at Africa’s biggest kite festival

Camphors restaurant plans three wonderful winter dinners

26 June 2018

The Cape’s cold season is when many food and wine lovers enjoy indulging in leisurely culinary experiences – and a highlight will be three innovative, hyper-seasonal winter dinners at Camphors, the signature restaurant of 318-year-old Somerset West estate Vergelegen.

Camphors scooped not only sixth place overall in the latest Eat Out Mercedes Benz Restaurant Awards, but also took the Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award. The estate was named the first Biodiversity and Wine Initiative Champion in 2005 and remains renowned for its environmental initiatives.

The theme of the first, one-of-a-kind dinner, planned for Saturday 28 July, will be ‘Progression of our Food Source’. Executive Chef Michael Cooke says the dinner will incorporate influences such as Fair Trade, and how farmers and producers have risen to the challenge of supplying superb ingredients despite the drought and water restrictions. Read more Camphors restaurant plans three wonderful winter dinners

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival 2018

Create. Collaborate. Celebrate.

Cape Town: The Cape Town International Film Market & Festival will take place from October 9th – 19th 2018 at venues across the V & A Waterfront as well as in select sites across the city of Cape Town.

The CTIFMF 2018 is a film industry platform to create, collaborate, and celebrate the exciting and often untapped potential of this eclectic industry. Guided by the festival’s core vision of transforming the African film industry through these the pillars of creation, collaboration, and celebration, the CTIFMF will be incorporating a host of key initiatives and projects aimed at the local and Pan-African film industries, film lovers across the city, as well as emerging and new audiences from across Africa and beyond. Read more The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival 2018

VodkaFest Cape Town

Saturday 25 August 2018 at Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville.

“Tvoe zdorovie – To your health!” (Russian Toast)

A premiere Vodka festival will be taking place on the 25 August 2018 at the Hillcrest Quarry in

Durbanville. Vodka has proven to be a good companion for meaningful conversations and a lot of fun. Organisers Mike Crawford and Denise Barnes says: “We are creating an event to celebrate this audacious tasting drink combined with live music and DJ’s in the heart of the Durbanville Wine Valley to offer you a day of great ‘Russian’ spirit with good music, entertainment and traditional games.” Read more VodkaFest Cape Town

KAREN ZOID LIVE AT ARTSCAPE THEATRE, CAPE TOWN.

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018. 20h00. Tickets at Computicket.

Karen Zoid is known to set any stage alight with her magnificent voice and energetic guitar solos; moving between emotionally charged lyrics and a witty sense of humor. Zoid`s lyrics speak of the world we live in. She’s rarely diplomatic and inclined to tell it as it is. This was apparent when she first magically appeared out of nowhere 16 years ago with ‘Afrikaners is Plesierig’. Maybe she gets our collective ear by telling us things we don’t want to know – but demand to hear. Ultimately it is always Truth that shines through her critically acclaimed body of work.

Her music has, without a doubt, shaped our culture and she has dominated the airwaves for the past decade. Read more KAREN ZOID LIVE AT ARTSCAPE THEATRE, CAPE TOWN.