The Red Table to Delight with Bright Summer Flavours during Restaurant Week

Nederburg’s The Red Table restaurant, situated in its historic manor house dating from 1800, is once again participating in South Africa’s Restaurant Week, from 19 October to 5 November 2017.

Expect pure country hospitality, matched with full-blown flavour!

Enjoy a refreshing welcome drink on arrival, while you take in the beautiful surroundings alluding to the stories of those who have laboured to establish Nederburg as one of South Africa’s most loved, award-winning wineries. Scan the landscape, relish the wide, open skies and enjoy the majestic mountain views.

Then settle down for a lazy lunch featuring a main course of smoked snoek fisherman’s tart, served with a fresh summer salad, and accompanied by a complimentary glass of Nederburg’s expressive, exuberant and delicious The Anchorman Chenin Blanc 2016 from the Heritage Heroes collection. This wine is a stunner, featuring impressive awards such as best South African Chenin blanc at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards, and listed as a 2017 Standard Bank Top 10 Chenin Blanc Challenge winning wine. It is named to commemorate Philippus Wolvaart, who founded Nederburg in 1791. Read more The Red Table to Delight with Bright Summer Flavours during Restaurant Week

Oyster and Champagne Festival 14 and 15 Oct media tickets

Oyster and Champagne Festival 2017. 14 and 15 October at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville – gates open at 12h00.

Our theme is Gold and White, dress up and stand a chance to win the prizes for the best dressed couple.

Join us at this year’s annual Oyster and Champagne Festival on 14th and 15th October at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville and get a good dose of delectable oysters, coupled with fabulous Champagne, good music and an upmarket selection of foods and treats.

Difference between Champagne, MCCs and Sparkling Wines: For those of us that need this clarified here is some helpful information: Read more Oyster and Champagne Festival 14 and 15 Oct media tickets

Bel Porto School for children with disabilities scores with Table Cricket

Bradlyn Stuurman from Sporting Chance teaches Table Cricket to excited learners at Bel Porto School in Landsowne, as sponsor Mike Greeff from Greeff Properties looks on. The Lord’s Taverners South Africa are raising funds to provide Table Cricket tables and coaching to children with disabilities, giving them a sporting chance to participate in the game of cricket.

The learners at Bel Porto School for children with physical and intellectual impairments in Lansdowne, Cape Town, enjoyed learning the game of table cricket today as they received a Table Cricket Table from the Lord’s Taverners, sponsored by Greeff Properties.

Mike Greeff, CEO of Greeff Properties, presented the table to school principal Ilona Herman, learners and teachers, and there was much excitement about learning to play the game and compete against other schools.
Lord’s Taverners Chairman Ian Kilbride from Warwick Wealth, who are sponsors of the Lord’s Taverners, was present, along with Lord’s Taverners ambassador Robin Jackman, who is a former England cricketer and well-known commentator.

Lord’s Taverners started in the UK with the sole purpose of raising money to give children with disabilities a sporting chance. Millions of pounds have been raised over the years, and the Lord’s Taverners South Africa was launched in 2016. There are now 18 schools across the country playing the game, with six in the Western Cape. There are plans to run inter-schools matches and inter-provincial competitions. Read more Bel Porto School for children with disabilities scores with Table Cricket

Skin Remedies for Summer 2017

Summer tends to be the most expensive season of the year, especially when you’re getting out and about daily. The costs for summer vacations, summer camps and swimming pool fees can quickly add up. However, many people neglect one of the most important expenses of the summer: sun protection. While you have fun outside on beautiful, sunny summer days, the sun’s ultraviolet rays damage your skin, causing sunburn, unsightly sunspots and wrinkles.

From kayaking and surfing to playing volleyball and tanning on the beach, summer is always fun. Here are eight ways to take care of your skin and enjoy your summer vacation. Read more Skin Remedies for Summer 2017

Lindy Hop / Swing Dancing – What it is and why it’s the missing part of your fitness routine?

Lindy hop is a dance style that developed alongside the big band jazz music of the Swing Era. It
originated in the Afro American communities of Harlem, New York and became wildly popular in the
1930s-50s.

Lindy was a fusion of many dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is
mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway, and Charleston.

The music has its roots in African rhythms, and came full circle to South Africa in the 1930s, with
Sophiatown becoming known as Little Harlem for its Savoy-style music and dancing. A thriving swing
dancing scene has been growing in Cape Town since 2012.

Lindy hop re-emerged in the 1990s as people saw vintage footage of the dance, and the craze spread
to the US and Europe and is now re-sprouting its roots worldwide. Read more Lindy Hop / Swing Dancing – What it is and why it’s the missing part of your fitness routine?

Varsity College Football Team Takes on the Staff

In celebration of Heritage Day, The IIE Varsity College Cape Town students experienced the campus on a whole new level! They witnessed the First Team Football Club take on the staff at Rygersdal Football Club. The staff played a great match, but lost an epic battle 3-1. The winnings were celebrated with a good old fashion “boerie & braai”

Varsity College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (IIE) (Pty) Ltd, which is registered with the Department of Education and Training as a private further and higher education and training institution under the Further Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 (reg. no. 2009/FE07/003, prov. to 31/12/2014) and the Higher Education Act, 1997 (reg. no. 2007/HE07/002A). The IIE is a wholly owned subsidiary of ADvTECH (PTY) limited. Read more Varsity College Football Team Takes on the Staff