The best cycling routes in Cape Town and surrounds

Cycling has fast become the most popular sport in Cape Town. Be it for professional or enjoyment purposes, this enduring sport can take place on the road or on a mountain anywhere in Cape Town. Depending on your cycling preference (road or trail), you can complete these routes at your own pace, overlooking some of the most beautiful and scenic attractions in the Mother City. Some of these trails require more strength, while others are relaxing and free-flowing. If you enjoy breaking out into a sweat, socialising with like-minded cycling enthusiasts and cruising through nature, you’ll have a ball.

If anything, it’s an opportunity for you to swap out your vehicle for the day and cycle through the city and surrounding areas for the enjoyment of it. Here are a few incredible routes to consider on your next cycle: Read more The best cycling routes in Cape Town and surrounds

A LAIDBACK AUTUMN LUNCH AT NEDERBURG ON MOTHER’S DAY

Spoil mom this Mother’s Day (Sunday, 13 May) by treating her to a fine day out at Nederburg in Paarl. With its sprawling gardens, as well as stunning views of the surrounding Drakenstein Mountains and autumn vines, the venue will appeal to the whole family. A taste journey of full-blown South African flavour awaits those with an appetite for discovery.

Chef’s Edmore Ruzoza’s and his team will be dishing up a heart-warming autumn lunch, featuring an appetite whetting starter of a choice of smoked snoek samoosas, beetroot curry and tomato salsa; or pumpkin fritter, biltong-spiced beef carpaccio, rocket, pickled cucumber and horseradish.

For mains, select between Karoo grilled lamb cutlets with Shiraz jus, served with sweet potato fondant and roasted courgettes; fresh line fish, squid, poached olives, steamed broccoli and Choron caper sauce; or oven-roasted lemon and thyme crispy garlic mushrooms with creamy gorgonzola sauce. Read more A LAIDBACK AUTUMN LUNCH AT NEDERBURG ON MOTHER’S DAY

What to Expect in #SAITC2018 : South African International Tattoo Convention returns 23rd – 25th March 2018

Following in the wake of success of the 2017 show, The second annual South African International Tattoo Convention returns with an upscaled offering for 2018 that boasts a stylish and contemporary new venue that will play host to 80 of the world’s most reputable and respected tattoo artists arriving on the shores of Cape Town from 23rd – 25th March 2018.

The Vision

SAITC2018 provides a platform to showcase creative talent from all over the world, where artists have opportunity to connect with South African tattoo enthusiasts and members of the public, who can engage, explore and learn more about these virtuosos and their styles, as well as get tattooed on site! The exhibition space lends itself to a mainstream audience and focuses on ethical pillars of: community, respect and professionalism. Read more What to Expect in #SAITC2018 : South African International Tattoo Convention returns 23rd – 25th March 2018

Stellenbosch Harvest Parade paints town red with winemaking pride

Winemaking camaraderie caters for traffic-stopping entertainment

Saturday, 27 January 2018
Cape minstrels, drum majorettes, merry farm workers, marching brass bands and barrels of fun…Be sure to claim your spot on the pavement when the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch will be invaded by its colourful winemaking community for its annual Harvest Parade on Saturday, 27 January 2018.

This convivial convoy of big smiles and bold tractors promises to cater for traffic-stopping entertainment, when the uniquely adorned ‘chariots’ sashay their way through the City of Oaks to usher in the grape harvest season’s hustle-and-bustle. Read more Stellenbosch Harvest Parade paints town red with winemaking pride

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!

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