Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondues all jazzed up with fresh new line-up

Get cosy at this popular feast of live jazz, wine and dip-licious cheese

Every Sunday from 24 June to 26 August

The Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondue series plays an exciting new tune in the Stellenbosch Winelands this year thanks to the announcement of a collaboration with the Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA) and Jazz in the Native Yards. All jazzed up, this renowned winter indulgence of cheesy delight, wine and live jazz performances will take place, each Sunday from 24 June to 26 August.

“We are super stoked to be offering an inspiring showcase of fresh new talent this year. Read more Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondues all jazzed up with fresh new line-up

A LAIDBACK AUTUMN LUNCH AT NEDERBURG ON MOTHER’S DAY

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

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