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

SOUTH AFRICA: GONDWANA GAME RESERVE LAUNCHES MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS

A game reserve from a different and authentic viewpoint.

South Africa, Mossel Bay: In keeping with the traveller’s increasing focus on experiential experiences and sustainability, the award-winning Gondwana Game Reserve (www.gondwanagr.co.za) on South Africa’s Garden Route, accessibly located close to Cape Town, has opened several mountain bike trails on the reserve. Combining a traditional Big 5 safari experience with healthy outdoor exercise, adventurous individuals can interact with nature in a fun and active way, enjoying game viewing of non-dangerous wildlife while breaking a sweat in the saddle. Read more SOUTH AFRICA: GONDWANA GAME RESERVE LAUNCHES MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS

ENJOY THE ULTIMATE WINTER BREAK AT THE PICK N PAY KNYSNA OYSTER FESTIVAL

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

Bid for the rare and unusual at Bot River Barrels & Beards

Zany, fun annual auction offers a slice of Bot River heaven

21 April 2018

Nod, wink or wave your way to a slice of Bot River heaven at the annual 2018 Barrels & Beards Best of Bot Auction of the Overberg wine hamlet on April 21. Whatever your preferred style of bidding for the awesome lots on offer, every time you win you automatically make a contribution to a local charity.

This year’s Bot River Barrels & Beards promises to top its predecessors with major Cape personalities scheduled to attend and increased sponsorship from premier wine closure company Amorim Cork. Read more Bid for the rare and unusual at Bot River Barrels & Beards

SPECTACULAR CAPE TOWN MOTOR SHOW A SUCCESS FOR VISITORS AND EXHIBITORS

The second Cape Town Motor Show, held at Sun GrandWest from 2-4 March 2018, was a huge success for both visitors and exhibitors, offering everything a petrolhead could wish for as well as a fun family day out. Visitors explored a vast array of vehicle displays, from the automotive industry’s newest vehicle models, to classic, luxury and exotic cars, along with many exciting experiences that kept the crowds entertained.

Marketing Director of the Cape Town Motor Show, Garth Rhoda said: “We had a fantastic show with footfall increasing to over 23 000, and exhibitors and visitors have given us overwhelming feedback about their positive experience of the show. Read more SPECTACULAR CAPE TOWN MOTOR SHOW A SUCCESS FOR VISITORS AND EXHIBITORS