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

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