Bot River winemakers bull-ish about 2018 Barrels & Beards

Local is lekker at this most beloved wine and food get-together

21 April 2018

Run with the bull this year at none other than Bot River Barrels & Beards on Saturday, April 21, when – for the first time ever – this most majestic beast takes centre stage at a Cape winelands shindig like no other.

No, of course there won’t be any actual el-toro running in the Pamplonic sense (although the antics of the valley’s famously game winemakers may qualify). This whole shebang is an invitation to party, party, party; make new friends; celebrate the end of another bountiful grape harvest; and, do some good in the process. Read more Bot River winemakers bull-ish about 2018 Barrels & Beards

Happy couples tie the knot at unique island location

Love was certainly in the sea air on Valentines Day as 12 lucky couples said, “I do” on Robben Island, tying the knot in what has become an annual February 14 wedding celebration. The small Garrison Church, which seats 100 people and is located at the village opposite the post office on Robben Island was packed to capacity with family and friends of the happy pairs, all dressed up for the special occasion.

Robben Island Museum (RIM) Executive Manager, Mr Gershon Manana addressed the brides during a welcome speech: “You have selected a unique and very special place to get married, a World Heritage Site, a place we all associate with the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, and is something marriage surely needs.” Read more Happy couples tie the knot at unique island location

WHERE ELEGANCE MEETS THE OCEAN

Mediterranean Dining at Its Best

(Cape Town, South Africa) The V&A Waterfront’s yacht basin recently upgraded with a tasteful (in both the literal and figurative sense) addition to its five-star setting. Nestled beside the world renowned Two Oceans Aquarium, family owned Mediterranean Style restaurant, Vista Marina, is fast catching guests’ attention with its aromatic cuisine and unsurpassed location.

Dappled amongst an array of the country’s finest hotel’s like the Cape Grace, One & Only, Victoria and Alfred and Queen Victoria to name a few, Vista is by no argument in prime positioning. Overlooking the luxury yachts, Vista’s alfresco dining option, along with its vast indoor venue (reminiscent of the inside of a grand, modern luxury liner) both offer breakfast, lunch and dinner seating. Read more WHERE ELEGANCE MEETS THE OCEAN

Visually Impaired Athletes set to take on the 2018 Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town

30 January 2018, Cape Town. The Discovery Get Active Weekend which takes place on February 10 and 11, brings together elite athletes and sport enthusiasts alike to experience an exciting weekend of swimming, cycling and running in the scenic Mother City. This year, seven visually impaired athletes and their guides will take part in the Discovery Triathlon World Cup on 11 February.

As a health services provider, Discovery seeks to create and support events that encourage healthy behaviour. The Discovery Triathlon World Cup promotes inclusivity, with visually impaired athletes facilitated through a two-person team entry. The athlete and their guide are tethered for the run and swim segments of the race, and the cycling is completed using a tandem bicycle.

The visually impaired men’s team to watch in this race is “Team Tandemonium”, made up of Beijing track cycling Paralympic medallist Gavin Kilpatrick, and Michael Harris who will be his guide. Amongst the three visually impaired women and their guides, look out for Cornelia Liebenberg and her guide Celia Pienaar, both experienced ultra-marathon runners who are pushing themselves into new territory by taking part in this triathlon. Read more Visually Impaired Athletes set to take on the 2018 Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town

OFF THE GRID MUSIC FESTIVAL SATURDAY 17 MARCH 2018

CAMPHILL VILLAGE WESTCOAST – 40KM FROM THE CITY
RADIO KALAHARI ORKES – THE KIFFNESS – THE STEEZIES – BOOTLEGGERS BLUES BAND – CAPE PHILHARMONIC YOUTH WIND ENSEMBLE – DJ JAKE WILDHEART.

Join us for the annual Off the Grid Music Festival, an outdoor summer event set on a beautiful organic farm. Expect a fun filled family day with great music and amazing people.
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The line-up of great, diverse musicians promises a bit of everything: rock, hip hop, Afro- funk, Pop, traditional and electronic. This year Off the Grid will start with never before seen at a music festival an appearance of The Cape Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble, this vibrant young act of musicians will be blowing you away with a mix of the classic and contemporary music. Followed by Bootleggers Blues Band as no Off the Grid will ever be the same without these established artists. Read more OFF THE GRID MUSIC FESTIVAL SATURDAY 17 MARCH 2018

RAMP UP THE ROMANCE AT NEDERBURG ON VALENTINE’S DAY

Nederburg is set to seduce lovers and tantalise taste buds this Valentine’s Day (14 February) with fabulous wine, sexy food and acoustic musical entertainment, all carefully devised to turn the romance to the highest setting.

The winery’s manor house restaurant, The Red Table, has a host of offerings available, from a three-course dinner with musical entertainment, to picnics and tapas.

Chef Edmore Ruzoza’s sensuous dinner spread on the evening of Valentine’s Day, offered at R370 per person (excluding service charge), starts with a glass of Nederburg’s refreshingly crisp bubbly, Première Cuvée Brut, to whet your appetite. Read more RAMP UP THE ROMANCE AT NEDERBURG ON VALENTINE’S DAY