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

Tips for driving around cyclists

Cycling in Cape Town has become the new norm, especially with the Cape Town Cycle Tour coming up soon, however, in the midst of this cycling revolution, driving a car still is the most realistic form of transport to get in and out of the city.

With so many more bicycles on the road, this does not mean that cyclists should be pushed onto sidewalks and ignored. They also need to follow the road rules just as much as vehicle drivers do, but vehicle drivers need to be a lot more aware and alert than ever before.

If you are mindful in your approach to sharing the road, then there is no reason why both vehicles can’t ride, safely, in the same space. In order to share the road, you need to follow these few steps: Read more Tips for driving around cyclists

Let Zip Zap and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra take you on a mesmerizing journey

Zip Zap Circus is teaming up with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Apostolic Church KBA Choir and singer, Robin Botha to bring you a breath-taking show, called Journey. The show is directed by Zip Zap’s co-founder, Brent van Rensburg and conducted by CPO’s charismatic Brandon Phillips.

“There is so much talent that has come together to make this a perfectly synched spectacle of circus performance and classical masterpieces,” says van Rensburg. “This is a first time collaboration for Cape Town”.

Journey will take you from the classics to the space age, and while the CPO plays works ranging from Bizet to Beethoven under the direction of Phillips, the passionate performers of Zip Zap will keep you on the edge of you seats with acrobatics, juggling and aerial allurement. Journey is presented in association with the Artscape Theatre Centre. Read more Let Zip Zap and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra take you on a mesmerizing journey

Gabriëlskloof salutes festive season with sumptuous fare

Gabrielskloof Festive Season

New Chenin blanc unveiled at Celebration Braai to toast happy days

Gabriëlskloof, a wine and olive jewel of the Overberg, will don a festive halo this season with a host of indulgent moments to savour with family and friends, including a Celebration Braai on Sunday, 17 December.

This family braai feast offers a marvellous excuse to swap the crazy shopping malls and end-of-year worries for a carefree day in the countryside. The scenic setting atop a hill outside Bot River will be delightfully decked out with sumptuous fare on the grill, impeccable wines and lush lawns to laze or run around on.

Wine fans also have the first opportunity to taste the all-new Gabriëlskloof Chenin Blanc, the latest addition to the Estate Range, which will be unveiled at the event to toast sunny days and happy yet quality imbibing during the festive season. Read more Gabriëlskloof salutes festive season with sumptuous fare

Best Hotels in Cape Town

One&Only Hotel Cape Town

We all know that Cape Town is a colourful and beautiful city that simultaneously offers views of the mountain and ocean. The following hotels are all five-star rated and worth the arm and leg you’ll end up paying for a one-night stay. Or, if you’re just curious about what the best hotels are in the Mother City and what they offer (other than bedding sets you wish you could take home), here’s what you need to know.

One&Only

Probably the first hotel on anyone’s lips when associating “five-star”, “hotel” and “Cape Town”, is the One&Only hotel by the V&A Waterfront.

Hiding away on an island-like layout is this beautiful hotel with surrounding views of Table Mountain and the waterfront. Find their private spa island for a tranquil getaway among gardens and waterways, separate from the rest of the hotel. Or, you could visit one of the dining areas owned by celebrity chefs. Read more Best Hotels in Cape Town