Shimmy Beach Club Presents Absolut Movie Nights

(Cape Town, South Africa) – Join in star style this winter for the new series of Shimmy Beach Club’s Absolut Movie Nights. The Shimmy cinema, screening French classics like Amelie, Chocolat and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, offers guests an elegant cinematic experience with all the bells and whistles.

Tickets are priced at R300.00, available through Nutickets and will include an Absolut Vodka arrival cocktail, Margarita pizza and the movie essentials… popcorn and old-fashioned candyfloss of course!

The Absolut lounge will be warmed up for the occasion with comfortable lounge come cinema-style seating, creating a cosy, relaxing atmosphere for Absolut movie-watching bliss. Read more Shimmy Beach Club Presents Absolut Movie Nights

Jägermeister presents Up The Creek 7-10 February 2019

Ticket sales now open / Limited Early Bird tickets available.

“In 1989, Life Magazine did a story on the original Woodstock Music Festival of 1969. The article featured interviews with people who had been there and iconic photos of many of the legends who performed – think Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix…. My favourite quote from the article came from a festival-goer who was asked what his best memory was. ‘Jimi Hendrix at dawn’ was his reply. This was my inspiration.” – Annie Sowden, festival founder & owner.
Read more Jägermeister presents Up The Creek 7-10 February 2019


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

One Source Live: everything you need to know

If you are someone who has to have your finger on the pulse of the creative industry, then you need to hear about One Source Live, an initiative by Absolut Vodka that is making waves in the African art world. Here is everything you need to know about One Source Live, with a little extra thrown in.

What is One Source Live?
One Source Live is the brainchild of Absolut vodka, and is an attempt to change the way the world sees African art. It is a celebration of authentic African creativity and promotes a proud and authentic African identity.

Internet users who are interested in helping One Source Live and Absolut change the search results for African art and design can go to the website and vote online for their favourite pieces or artists, such as Osborne Macharia or Maurice Mbikayi. Absolut wants to change Africa is seen online, and the One Source Live initiative is making steady groundwork in doing so. Read more One Source Live: everything you need to know

Gabriëlskloof opens cellar for rare Che Syrah, Syrah magic

Hearty winter feast crowns this Botriver ‘Syrah-bration’

Saturday, July 28

Book now for the first-ever Che Syrah, Syrah wine experience, when Gabriëlskloof Estate in the Overberg will cast the spotlight on an impressive portfolio of unique Syrah wines in its newly converted Landscape Cellar. This rare showcase, which includes a hearty country-inspired lunch complete with crackling fires and cosy comforts, takes place for one day only, on Saturday, 28 July.

The title for this winter wine event ‘on-the-koppie’ – Che Syrah, Syrah* (a play on Que Sera, Sera – what will be, will be), a term made famous by the 1950s Doris Day song – in this context refers to nature’s immutable sway over the vine as well as the calibre of terroir ingrained in every Gabriëlskloof Syrah. Read more Gabriëlskloof opens cellar for rare Che Syrah, Syrah magic


This year’s hugely popular Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival will take place between 29 June and 8 July, again providing an ideal choice for a winter break for the whole family.

Following the devastating fires in the town last year, the regrowth of the region has been phenomenal, and visitors to the picturesque Garden Route area will have no shortage of activities from which to choose, with more than 100 activities arranged over the 10-day period.

The premium sport-and-lifestyle festival has become an institution on South Africa’s winter calendar and really does offer something for everyone: sports enthusiasts can sign up for the country’s top cycling and road-running events; Read more ENJOY THE ULTIMATE WINTER BREAK AT THE PICK N PAY KNYSNA OYSTER FESTIVAL