Everything you need to get active and healthy today

It can be really tough to get up early in the morning and excise while it’s cold and raining outside. It can also be really difficult to eat healthily. And if you skip a morning exercise session, it can be near impossible to exercise in the evening. When you get home from work, all you want to do is relax on the couch with snacks, series and supper. But it’s essential that you do continue to exercise regularly and eat healthy meals, even on the most stormy of evenings.

After all, you already know that you should be eating right and exercising regularly. You know there are numerous health benefits; you know that your energy levels will increase, that your mood will be better, that you’ll sleep better at night and that your memory will improve. And as an added bonus, you’ll be able to feel confident in your swimming costume during the summer months. It’s said that summer bodies are made in winter. Really, though, healthy bodies are created throughout the year and not as a last minute attempt to look good in a bikini.

It’s not that easy to move from a life of relaxing on the couch to one where healthy eating and regular exercising are your priorities. So, to help you get started, here are some tips. Read more Everything you need to get active and healthy today

Snap up treasures at the Best of Bot winelands auction

Snap up treasures at the Best of Bot winelands auction
Snap up treasures at the Best of Bot winelands auction

Rare and exceptional items going under the hammer at 2017 Barrels & Beards

Whether you grunt, shout or simply tip your hat like a pro in the back corner of the room, you’ll want to bring your A-Game on April 22 to the hairiest auction in town. The 2017 Best of Bot is an annual highlight of the Barrels & Beards winelands showcase in Bot River that once again offers some of the coolest, unusual and desirable items – all on sale to the highest bidder for a most worthy cause.
Funds raised at the Best of Bot Auction will be used where they are needed the most: to improve the lives of children through various school-level educational projects in the region.

“Barrels & Beards is a great celebration. At the same time, it’s an opportunity to build our community where education is an absolute priority,” says Kobie Viljoen, Chairperson of the Bot River Vineyards Association.
Loud and proud Bot River items to go under the hammer will be wines, one-on-one interactions with winemakers, farm tours and even unusual experiences like a honey-and-wine pairing.

Read more Snap up treasures at the Best of Bot winelands auction

Conquering the Untamed

Conquering the Untamed
Conquering the Untamed

Absa will be celebrating and recognising the spirit of teamwork and perseverance at the 2017 Absa Cape Epic. Over the week of the race Absa will be challenging all participants to rally those around them to conquer the world’s toughest mountain bike race. On each day of the race, one team embodying human spirit in overcoming the challenges posed to them will be recognised and rewarded. An Absa appointed judging panel will select a daily #ConquerAsOne moment with the winners receiving a #ConquerAsOne race jersey to wear proudly during the next day’s stage.

Like the riders, Absa and the Cape Epic are partners that have found common ground in mountain biking and a relationship that is strengthened by unfailing commitment, passion and dedication. Together they have crossed many finish lines side by side, Conquering as One. Read more Conquering the Untamed

ATKV Oesfees, Solms-Delta, Franschhoek – Saturday 25 March 2017

ATKV Oesfees, Solms-Delta, Franschhoek
ATKV Oesfees, Solms-Delta, Franschhoek

The ATKV Oesfees at Solms-Delta, Franschhoek, will be celebrating another year’s successful wine harvest on Saturday, 25 March 2017. Join the workers of the valley, along with thousands of other music, food and wine lovers to share in the joy of a diverse cultural event, featuring some of the finest homegrown musicians, as well as some of South Africa’s most popular artists and bands. Read more ATKV Oesfees, Solms-Delta, Franschhoek – Saturday 25 March 2017

Nomad Bistro & Bar launches three weekly events

Nomad Bistro & Bar launches three weekly events
Nomad Bistro & Bar launches three weekly events

Cape Town’s latest addition to the trendy gastropub scene, Nomad Bistro & Bar, located on 33 Waterkant Street in the heart of Cape Town’s CBD is set to launch a series of weekly events from the 26th of January that will take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Nomad Bistro & Bar is a contemporary and fashionable space that will appeal to Cape Town trendsetters who are looking for a vibey, after-work venue that is well-priced yet offers a great selection of beverages and delicious food. The Nomad kitchen specialises in fusion tapas, gourmet burgers and casual dining inspired by owner, Mohit Sureka’s travels of the world.

The venue is his passion project and as is evident in the name is inspired by travel. In addition to a great selection of craft beers, spirits and wine, the bar also serves an impressive selection of expertly made cocktails with the East Meets West being a fusion of bourbon, fresh lime juice and chilli which is a house-speciality. Read more Nomad Bistro & Bar launches three weekly events

Eikendal amuses with Weintaufe Harvest Carnival

Eikendal amuses with Weintaufe Harvest Carnival
Eikendal amuses with Weintaufe Harvest Carnival

Playground of Winelands pleasures for young and old

The Stellenbosch winelands will take on wonderland proportions when Eikendal Vineyards celebrates the end of its harvest with a farm-style Weintaufe Carnival that promises a pleasure-seeking funfair for young and old on Sunday, 5 March 2017.

The Eikendal Weintaufe has become a summertime family tradition in the winelands over the years, and this year enthusiasts can immerse themselves in a day of pure bucolic bliss fused with exceptional wine, scrumptious street-style fare, games, lucky draws and live music by the talented Newton & Co. Read more Eikendal amuses with Weintaufe Harvest Carnival