THE RCS GUGS RACE IS BACK BIGGER AND BETTER THAN BEFORE

RCS Gugs Race 2016

With RCS on board as the title sponsor for the 8th consecutive year, the popular Gugulethu Reconciliation Race is back this year, bigger and better than before. The 17th RCS Gugs Race, as it is fondly referred to, takes place in the vibrant township of Gugulethu on the outskirts of Cape Town, on Saturday 16 December – South Africa’s annual Day of Reconciliation. RCS is owned by BNP Paribas, one of the largest banks in Europe.

This race, which is fast becoming one of the most anticipated events on the Western Cape’s annual sporting calendar, saw the number of entrants rise steeply to just over 2000 last year.

“This truly is a-one-of-a-kind experience,” says RCS CEO Regan Adams. “We encourage runners from all areas of the Western Cape and across the country to participate, and friends and families are invited to come along and soak up the experience, along with a taste of township life, in the spirit of reconciliation.” Read more THE RCS GUGS RACE IS BACK BIGGER AND BETTER THAN BEFORE

L’ORMARINS QUEEN’S PLATE FESTIVAL 2018 TICKETS NOW ON SALE

LQP Moments 2017, image by Martin van Staden

Cape Town, November 16th, 2017 – Tickets for South Africa’s most elegant horseracing event, the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival – to take place at Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town, from Friday to Saturday, 5-6 January, 2018 – go on sale at Computicket, today from 12pm.

This will be the second year that the event takes place over two days. On Friday, a limited number of guests will be able to experience the LQP Garden Party (R 500 per person) complete with bottomless L’Ormarins MCC, Heineken-on-tap, a harvest table, live jazz and access to the racing. This is probably the best value ticket of the weekend as it also entitles guests to access the famous Style Lounge Village on the second day of the festival. Read more L’ORMARINS QUEEN’S PLATE FESTIVAL 2018 TICKETS NOW ON SALE

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

Ruck & Roll at the 10th #Zando10s

The Zando Cape Town 10s hits double digits!

(South Africa, 10 November 2017) One of the world’s biggest and most popular social sport and entertainment festivals, the Zando Cape Town 10s, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in February 2018! Tickets will be available from today and are expected to sell out in record time.

The 10th annual event will return to Hamilton Rugby Club from 2 to 3 February 2018, featuring a winning blend of the tried and tested sporting disciplines plus four exciting new sporting codes. All will be in the presence of the world’s biggest sporting legends, with the backdrop of an iconic host city. This celebratory year is set to attract old and new fans to the event that has captured the hearts and spirit of our sports-mad nation since 2009.

The internationally acclaimed event and winner of the Discovery Sports Industry Award for Best Live Experience in 2016 will feature a staggering 8 different sporting codes including rugby, netball, dodgeball, beach volleyball as well as the newly introduced sports of 5 aside soccer and hockey, the ‘Run the 10s’ fun run and a unique fitness event. Read more Ruck & Roll at the 10th #Zando10s

Calling all superheroes….. It’s almost time for this year’s Twilight Run

Twilight Run 2017

Entries are now open for the 35th Community Chest Twilight Run on Tuesday, 5 December 2017. Cape Town’s streets will, once again, come alive in a flurry of excitement and colour, as around 8 000 noble participants and spectators don the outfits of their favourite superhero, animal or mythical creature to take part in a 5km walk/run for charity. As always we are excited to see how your costumes reflect the cause you represent be it HIV/AIDS; Violence against women and children or Human Rights.

Accomplishing this feat of endurance for a good cause is a heroic undertaking that should be done in suitable attire and the Community Chest invites attendees to dress according to this year’s theme – ‘be the superhero in your community’. All profits from the event will be donated to charities that operate in the Community Chest’s key focus areas including Education, Health, Income Generation and Community Development. Read more Calling all superheroes….. It’s almost time for this year’s Twilight Run

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