New to Stellenbosch Hills…yadda yadda…bacon!

SH Biltong & Wine pairing

Winery deploys the ultimate ‘fan magnet’ for Biltong & Wine Tasting

Stellenbosch Hills set tongues a-wagging in 2005 when it paired wines with that quintessential South African snack, biltong and droëwors. Now, it takes that lead to a whole new and irresistible flavour level with the undisputed champion of foods: bacon, beautiful bacon.

Yes. Of course, it’s unfair. We’re all rendered completely powerless in the hypnotic tractor beam of deliciousness that emanates from a slow-fried slice of crispy smoked pork meat. The same might be said of Stellenbosch Hills’ delectable selection of quality wines. Putting them together as a food and wine pairing is a match made in heaven. Read more New to Stellenbosch Hills…yadda yadda…bacon!

THE RCS GUGS RACE IS BACK BIGGER AND BETTER THAN BEFORE

RCS Gugs Race 2016

With RCS on board as the title sponsor for the 8th consecutive year, the popular Gugulethu Reconciliation Race is back this year, bigger and better than before. The 17th RCS Gugs Race, as it is fondly referred to, takes place in the vibrant township of Gugulethu on the outskirts of Cape Town, on Saturday 16 December – South Africa’s annual Day of Reconciliation. RCS is owned by BNP Paribas, one of the largest banks in Europe.

This race, which is fast becoming one of the most anticipated events on the Western Cape’s annual sporting calendar, saw the number of entrants rise steeply to just over 2000 last year.

“This truly is a-one-of-a-kind experience,” says RCS CEO Regan Adams. “We encourage runners from all areas of the Western Cape and across the country to participate, and friends and families are invited to come along and soak up the experience, along with a taste of township life, in the spirit of reconciliation.” Read more THE RCS GUGS RACE IS BACK BIGGER AND BETTER THAN BEFORE

L’ORMARINS QUEEN’S PLATE FESTIVAL 2018 TICKETS NOW ON SALE

LQP Moments 2017, image by Martin van Staden

Cape Town, November 16th, 2017 – Tickets for South Africa’s most elegant horseracing event, the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival – to take place at Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town, from Friday to Saturday, 5-6 January, 2018 – go on sale at Computicket, today from 12pm.

This will be the second year that the event takes place over two days. On Friday, a limited number of guests will be able to experience the LQP Garden Party (R 500 per person) complete with bottomless L’Ormarins MCC, Heineken-on-tap, a harvest table, live jazz and access to the racing. This is probably the best value ticket of the weekend as it also entitles guests to access the famous Style Lounge Village on the second day of the festival. Read more L’ORMARINS QUEEN’S PLATE FESTIVAL 2018 TICKETS NOW ON SALE

TRIBUTE FEST at Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville on 26 December

Elvis – Jimmy Hendrix – Neil Diamond – Guns `n Roses – Bob Marley -Tina Turner – ZZTop – Depeche Mode – Amy Winehouse – Janis Joplin – Joe Cocker – Uriah Heep – Deep Purple – Alice Cooper – Bon Jovi.

The fourth annual Tribute Fest features a phenomenal line up, including loads of new acts to bring you 12 hours of music to pay tribute to some of the greatest musical legends of all time. The bands that will be performing to honour the likes of Elvis, Neil Diamond, ZZTop, Depeche Mode, Joe Cocker and many more are: Mark Haze, Patrick Canovi’s “Kiss the Sky” Show Band, Music 4 the Masses, Johan Liebenberg Band, The Rivertones, James Marais and various other collaborating artists. Read more TRIBUTE FEST at Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville on 26 December

A Mamma Mia! Summer at Nederburg this December

Nederburg is hosting an outdoor screening of the enchanting romantic comedy Mamma Mia! on the sprawling lawn in front of its historic manor house at the farm in Paarl on Saturday, 16 December 2017 (a public holiday).

Dive into a beautiful story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father, told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA, and starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Amanda Seyfried among others.

With utterly picturesque scenes and heart-pounding music, this epic film is wonderfully suited to a summer evening in the glorious Cape Winelands, matched with good company, outstanding wine and delicious eats. Read more A Mamma Mia! Summer at Nederburg this December

Ruck & Roll at the 10th #Zando10s

The Zando Cape Town 10s hits double digits!

(South Africa, 10 November 2017) One of the world’s biggest and most popular social sport and entertainment festivals, the Zando Cape Town 10s, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in February 2018! Tickets will be available from today and are expected to sell out in record time.

The 10th annual event will return to Hamilton Rugby Club from 2 to 3 February 2018, featuring a winning blend of the tried and tested sporting disciplines plus four exciting new sporting codes. All will be in the presence of the world’s biggest sporting legends, with the backdrop of an iconic host city. This celebratory year is set to attract old and new fans to the event that has captured the hearts and spirit of our sports-mad nation since 2009.

The internationally acclaimed event and winner of the Discovery Sports Industry Award for Best Live Experience in 2016 will feature a staggering 8 different sporting codes including rugby, netball, dodgeball, beach volleyball as well as the newly introduced sports of 5 aside soccer and hockey, the ‘Run the 10s’ fun run and a unique fitness event. Read more Ruck & Roll at the 10th #Zando10s