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

OLX Challenges Western Cape Companies to Volunteer for the World Habitat Day Team Build Week in Mfuleni Township

World Habitat Day takes place each year on the first Monday of October. This year, John Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International made a call for all Habitat for Humanity partners to “lift [their] voice, [their] hands and [their] prayers and help raise awareness for the great need for safe, affordable shelter”. OLX has partnered with Habitat for Humanity, acting on a shared vision to make the world a better place by building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. This partnership is particularly apt this year, as Habitat for Humanity SA celebrates its milestone 21st birthday.

Habitat for Humanity SA believes that everyone deserves a decent place to live. Adequate shelter is a critical foundation for the creation of improved opportunities, health and education in the country. With that in mind, Habitat for Humanity partners with communities, government, donors and the private sector to construct and improve shelter for South Africa’s low-income families through Volunteer Build Events. Read more OLX Challenges Western Cape Companies to Volunteer for the World Habitat Day Team Build Week in Mfuleni Township

Extreme Openwater and Ice Swimmer Ryan Stramrood takes up the Torpedo challenge

Entries are still open for the second Torpedo SwimRun, which takes place on 19 November in Cape Town. Extreme open water and ice swimmer Ryan Stramrood has entered the race with fellow extreme swimmer Mark de Klerk as his teammate. Ryan has never worn a wetsuit for open water swimming before, and he does not own a pair of running shoes, but has decided to step far out of his comfort zone to take up the challenge.

The Torpedo SwimRun is a two-person team race where teams swim and run together from start to finish across Cape Town’s most iconic beaches and bays, with Llandudno, Oudekraal, Camps Bay and Clifton forming part of the 16km route. Read more Extreme Openwater and Ice Swimmer Ryan Stramrood takes up the Torpedo challenge

This Is It! MCQP Presents Ultimate Halloween Experience

Book your tickets now for MCQP presents Halloween taking place on Saturday, 28 October

This is IT – the event that promises to provide the ultimate Halloween experience this year. As organisers of the biggest costume party in Africa, you know that the MCQP team will present the must-attend event with MCQP PRESENTS HALLOWEEN, taking place on Saturday, 28 October 2017.

“For those who thought that clown parties are only for kids…think again! We’ll be honouring the scariest clown of them all. Yes you guessed it, the clown everyone loves to hate – Pennywise from the movie, IT. The remake of the original Stephen King film broke all box office records after bagging $117 million during its opening weekend in the United States earlier this year, and was equally as popular locally. And now, Pennywise is coming for you…and it’s time to get spooky with us. So come join us at MCQP PRESENTS HALLOWEEN and ‘you’ll float down here, too’…” says Ian McMahon, Director of MCQP. Read more This Is It! MCQP Presents Ultimate Halloween Experience

Oyster and Champagne Festival 14 and 15 Oct media tickets

Oyster and Champagne Festival 2017. 14 and 15 October at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville – gates open at 12h00.

Our theme is Gold and White, dress up and stand a chance to win the prizes for the best dressed couple.

Join us at this year’s annual Oyster and Champagne Festival on 14th and 15th October at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville and get a good dose of delectable oysters, coupled with fabulous Champagne, good music and an upmarket selection of foods and treats.

Difference between Champagne, MCCs and Sparkling Wines: For those of us that need this clarified here is some helpful information: Read more Oyster and Champagne Festival 14 and 15 Oct media tickets

Bel Porto School for children with disabilities scores with Table Cricket

Bradlyn Stuurman from Sporting Chance teaches Table Cricket to excited learners at Bel Porto School in Landsowne, as sponsor Mike Greeff from Greeff Properties looks on. The Lord’s Taverners South Africa are raising funds to provide Table Cricket tables and coaching to children with disabilities, giving them a sporting chance to participate in the game of cricket.

The learners at Bel Porto School for children with physical and intellectual impairments in Lansdowne, Cape Town, enjoyed learning the game of table cricket today as they received a Table Cricket Table from the Lord’s Taverners, sponsored by Greeff Properties.

Mike Greeff, CEO of Greeff Properties, presented the table to school principal Ilona Herman, learners and teachers, and there was much excitement about learning to play the game and compete against other schools.
Lord’s Taverners Chairman Ian Kilbride from Warwick Wealth, who are sponsors of the Lord’s Taverners, was present, along with Lord’s Taverners ambassador Robin Jackman, who is a former England cricketer and well-known commentator.

Lord’s Taverners started in the UK with the sole purpose of raising money to give children with disabilities a sporting chance. Millions of pounds have been raised over the years, and the Lord’s Taverners South Africa was launched in 2016. There are now 18 schools across the country playing the game, with six in the Western Cape. There are plans to run inter-schools matches and inter-provincial competitions. Read more Bel Porto School for children with disabilities scores with Table Cricket