Comedian Shimmy Isaacs to perform her new one woman show at Cape Town Comedy Club

If you are worried about how to best celebrate the arrival of Spring in the Mother City early in September, the answer is simple: Moenie!!

Laughter is the best medicine and a cure for everything from the annoying winter flu to the cold weather blues, and when it comes to comedy, it does not get any better than the hilarious Shimmy Isaacs!

Shimmy is back with her fifth one woman special stand-up comedy production, Moenie!!, which will be presented at the highly popular Cape Town Comedy Club at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on Monday, 3 September and Tuesday, 4 September 2018.

The show compares Shimmy’s life before and after stardom in relation to her friends, family and fans. She has learned that fame comes at a price – like posing for pics in 45-degree heat, even if the “aunty doesn’t know how to work her camera phone”. But famous or not, one still has to deal with family – like meeting your brother’s new girlfriend, trying to explain the importance of living a sober, carb- and secret-free life and so much more. Moenie!! Introduces characters that are cleverly portrayed through physical comedy and impersonations, with Shimmy’s style of presentation making them instantly recognisable. Read more Comedian Shimmy Isaacs to perform her new one woman show at Cape Town Comedy Club

Celebrate the fresh-‘n-fab at Gabriëlskloof’s Little Spring Market

Bid winter farewell with a rejuvenating country ‘kuier’ near Bot River

1 & 2 September 2018
It’s time to pop up your parasol and head out to Gabriëlskloof for a celebration of all things new, pretty, fresh and fabulous when this family-owned hilltop winery bids winter farewell with their Little Spring Market on 1 and 2 September.

“Spring is the season of rebirth and rejuvenation, and it’s a time we love welcoming back to the hills and valleys that surround our beautiful estate,” says Nicolene Finlayson, tasting room manager and wife of Gabriëlskloof cellarmaster Peter-Allan Finlayson. “It is this very energy we hope to capture and share with our friends through this new, vibrant occasion.”

The Little Spring Market invites you to emerge from hibernation and clean out your pantry, stocking it up with wonderful new surprises in store at Gabriëlskloof. Read more Celebrate the fresh-‘n-fab at Gabriëlskloof’s Little Spring Market

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