The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference

The Business of Wine and Food Tourism
The Business of Wine and Food Tourism

National wine tourism strategy to be unveiled at The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference

The inaugural “The Business of Wine and Food Tourism” Conference will be held in the heart of the Cape winelands, South Africa, in November of this year. The conference will be opened by Minister Derek Hanekom, and features a list of international and local experts who will share their knowledge on various aspects of regional food and wine travel. Minister Hanekom will also be presenting the first-ever national wine tourism strategy, as developed from the South African Wine Industry strategic exercise (WISE).

The conference marks the first time that industry players and government from national and provincial level will come together to discuss the promotion of South Africa as an international wine and food tourism destination. Read more The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference

Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel rewards Pokémon Go SA players with special treats

 Pokémon Go SA players
Pokémon Go SA players

Pokémon Go South Africa has become an overnight cultural phenomenon and it’s not going anywhere any time soon. The Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel which is always at the cutting edge of new trends decided to join in the fun.

The hotel will be joining in on the ‘Great Gyarados Grind Lure Event’ for Pokémon Go South Africa users taking place at the Sea Point Promenade on Sunday 24th July from 10am – 2pm.

The ‘Great Gyarados Grind Lure Event’ is designed for players to find rare water and electric Pokémon’s while they walk along the Sea Point promenade. Read more Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel rewards Pokémon Go SA players with special treats

Steenberg Charity Trail Run

Steenberg Charity Trail Run
Steenberg Charity Trail Run

Get on your marks for the Steenberg Charity Trail Run

Saturday, August 6, 08h00, Steenberg Vineyards, Constantia

Head for the hills as you wine your way through the vineyards for the 4th Steenberg Cool Runnings Charity Trail Run, a heart-warming day of fun and thrills in Constantia on Saturday, 6 August 2016.

Held annually at Steenberg Vineyards, the trail run takes you on a 5km or 10km loop to run, jog or walk the great outdoors amidst the winter vines. All proceeds will go to the Mdzananda Vet Clinic in Khayelitsha, a community project that provides quality care for ill and abandoned animals.

All participants receive a wine glass filled with Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc at the finish line and can sit back and enjoy a free wine tasting with 10% off on all wine purchases from the cellar door on the day. There are also a host of great prizes up for grabs. Read more Steenberg Charity Trail Run

Stellenbosch’s fun food and wine pairings gain foodie attentions

Stellenbosch’s fun food and wine pairings gain foodie attentions
Stellenbosch’s fun food and wine pairings gain foodie attentions

Foodies the world over are taking notice of the exceptional food and wine pairings offered across the Stellenbosch winelands. From pairing sparkling wines with sweet treats, to matching delectable red wine with salts from all over the world, Stellenbosch has it all on offer for visitors and locals alike.

Says Elmarie Rabe of Stellenbosch Wine Routes: “There is such an exciting wave of gourmet experiences on offer in Stellenbosch, a true feat that reveals the epicurious nature of the winemakers and chefs that call this place their home.”

“The rich bounty of the Stellenbosch region is being presented in more ways than just wine, and travellers can expect to be absolutely delighted when visiting various wine farms, tasting rooms and restaurants across Stellenbosch,” furthers Annemarie Ferns, CEO of Stellenbosch 360. Read more Stellenbosch’s fun food and wine pairings gain foodie attentions

What a lively honeymoon – Explore Cape Town, the land of contrasts

Explore Cape Town, the land of contrasts
Explore Cape Town, the land of contrasts

Cape Town is a land of contrasts, where different ages appear to be immersed together. You can travel to a wine farm and admire the 17th century architecture and sheer beauty of the place, or you can easily lodge in the city center and explore the modern side of Cape Town; its grandiose shopping malls, spectacular highway and tall buildings. Regardless, of your choice, there’s no doubt that this metropolis honeymoon heaven for its tourists.

Stunning Cape Town
There’s a lot to see and do in Cape Town. The heritage buildings, museums & galleries, beaches and waterfront, and ultimately the activities, will leave you speechless. The city’s milestones are Table Mountain, Robben Island and Boulders Beach – make sure to include them on your travel itinerary. For a thrilling honeymoon, you are advised to lodge in the heart of Cape Town. There are lots of luxurious resorts you can choose from. Make an informed decision, and pick the one with the best view of Table Mountain. In terms of activities, trekking the mountain is a must. If you’re not that fond of this activity, you can still make it to the top

There are lots of luxurious resorts you can choose from. Make an informed decision, and pick the one with the best view of Table Mountain. In terms of activities, trekking the mountain is a must. If you’re not that fond of this activity, you can still make it to the top with the cable car. From the plateau you’ll have a unique opportunity to admire the whole city. The panorama is just breathtaking!

Read more What a lively honeymoon – Explore Cape Town, the land of contrasts

Bot River hosts blooming nice Spring Weekend

Pantry of homegrown pleasures to be savoured
Pantry of homegrown pleasures to be savoured

The close-knit winemaking community of the small town of Bot River, is set for its annual Spring Weekend which promises an authentic bouquet of all things exceptional and exclusive to this unsung Overberg gem from 2 to 4 September 2016.

Home to eminent wine mavericks, Bot River features 11 wine farms – most of them family-owned and run – and during the Spring Weekend each of them will share something unique to their ‘farm cupboard’. Albeit olive oils, fresh produce, deli offerings, honest wines, farm fare, indigenous greenery or local talent, it will be a sumptuous showcase of Bot River’s brimming ‘pantry of delights’. Read more Bot River hosts blooming nice Spring Weekend