Archive for category: Happenings

/ Jul 24, 2017 12:42 AM

Save the Date: Bot River explodes with colour for 2017 Spring Weekend

Follow the rainbow for fanciful farm hopping and pantry shopping Let the bluebird of happiness lead you over the rainbow when the annual Spring Weekend comes to the pretty little village of Bot River on 1-3 September and a kaleidoscope of exciting wine, food and genuine, country-style fun explodes. Just like the rainbow-theme it has adopted this year, the people of this Overberg town have lined up a dazzling spectrum of activities and fun that showcase the best of the region. In celebration of the awakening of nature in all its forms, all the participating wine farms will throw open [&hellip

/ Jul 18, 2017 12:30 AM

The Breedekloof Soetes & Soup Festival: a moveable feast | 21-22 July + #WIN 2 TICKETS

Book a date this July with the Breedekloof Wine Valley, where winemakers are getting ready to stir things up with a weekend of winter warmers.Book a date this July with the Breedekloof Wine Valley, where winemakers are getting ready to stir things up with a weekend of winter warmers. Cheeseburger; mushroom and port, eisbein; chicken curry; Mexican meatball; waterblommetjie; and biltong and blue cheese – these are just a few of the soups being served at this year’s Breedekloof Soetes & Soup festival, taking place on Friday, This lively winter celebration, which is hosted at various wineries in the Rawsonville, [&hellip

/ Jun 6, 2017 6:04 PM

Lily’s, the latest Eatery to Grace Cape Town’s Golden Mile | South Africa

Local hospitality group The Kove Collection is known for its string of successful restaurants, bars and hotels strategically located in destinations popular with the city’s coolest. Clifton has Bungalow; the V&A Waterfront has Dalliance; Constantia has Blanko; Camps Bay boasts Paranga, The Marly and La Belle; and now – in addition to Pepenero – Mouille Point is home to Lily’s: An all-day eatery that serves up contemporary comfort food in a relaxed seaside setting that’s as friendly as it is fashion-forward. Locals and their canine companions are very welcome in to this new neighbourhood ‘happy place’ for coffee, breakfasts and lunches, and come cocktail hour, the after-work drinks crowd settles in for sundowners and [&hellip

/ May 31, 2017 8:19 PM

Haute Cabrière Restaurant gets ready for winter with a classic steak special, Feast on Sundays and Pop-up dinners in Gauteng, Durban and Pretoria.

Winter in the winelands is an exciting time, vines recover and prepare themselves for spring,  wood burns in cozy spaces, and menus get a hearty and comfort feel, to make venturing out in Franschhoek a warming occasion. Chefs Nic van Wyk and Westley Muller look to nostalgia for this winter’s menu, with comfort flavours and classic French technique, with an unmistakable South African flare.  ‘When the rain settles in, our palates change. As we look for wooly coats and add blankets to the couch, we also start to crave sustenance rooted in comfort and dishes to warm from within,’ comments [&hellip

/ May 15, 2017 4:13 PM

Sea Point’s new addition: MOJO Market | Cape Town, South Africa

Mojo Market is a new 7-day-a-week food and lifestyle market which recently opened in Sea Point, Cape Town. It offers a mix of 45 designer stalls and with over 25 food vendors (including Baskin Robbins, Earth Fire Pizza and more) and it’s a fantastic addition to the Neighborhood. One can also enjoy: 3 bars, great coffee shops, entertainment; GoNow bikes for hire, and WiFi.   Opening times:  The market is open 7 days a week from 9am until 10pm (bars closing a bit later) Address: 30 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060, South Africa For updates follow on Facebook.   Images [&hellip

/ Apr 4, 2017 4:55 PM

Harvest brings bonhomie and beards back to Bot River

Barrels & Beards festival showcases the excellence of unpretentious wine 22 April 2017 Soon, Bot River winemakers will return to the tribe where Gandalf, Lincoln, Chuck Norris, Castro and their bearded ilk hold sway. And as has become the most memorable fashion, they’ll ignite a party like no other. Now in its 7th year, Barrels & Beards has become an institution to celebrate the new harvest of Bot River wine on its hallowed journey from the ocean-cooled vineyards of this magnificent valley to the wine-lover’s glass. Bot River ranks amongst the most exciting winelands destinations, having defiantly maintained its own [&hellip

/ Mar 13, 2017 6:28 PM

Save the Date: Snap up treasures at the Best of Bot winelands auction

Rare and exceptional items going under the hammer at 2017 Barrels & Beards 22 April Whether you grunt, shout or simply tip your hat like a pro in the back corner of the room, you’ll want to bring your A-Game on April 22 to the hairiest auction in town. The 2017 Best of Bot is an annual highlight of the Barrels & Beards winelands showcase in Bot River that once again offers some of the coolest, unusual and desirable items – all on sale to the highest bidder for a most worthy cause. Funds raised at the Best of Bot [&hellip

/ Mar 3, 2017 5:09 PM

A letter from… Richard’s Supper Stage is moving to another Venue | Cape Town, South Africa

Dear Friends and Supporters of “Richard’s” and “Kaapse Stories from the Mother City”. A number of circumstances have lead us to searching for a suitable and upgraded venue to house our dinner show. We are most excited to announce that the show will move to the “Rockwell Theatre”, which is part of the Rockwell Hotel in Greenpoint, Prestwich Street 32. We shall play the first show there March 2, 2017. The Rockwell Dinner Theatre is most suitable to house our dinner show and this move brings with it some great enhancements: More effective air conditioning Wheel chair friendly Extra  space [&hellip

/ Feb 26, 2017 12:30 AM

Save the Date! April Beer Festival in Greyton | South Africa + WIN with @FF_BeerFest

Welcome to beer country, from the heart of the Overberg, home of South African barley. This beer festival hopes to combine the various food and beer flavours that are found in the region. It is meant to celebrate the more character filled breweries and to be paired with great food made from local ingredients.   WIN!  And Now you can Win 2 Tickets to Greyton Beer Festival. Simply follow @FF_BeerFest & @travelopulent on Twitter and Share the following sentence on any of your Social Media: “I want to #Win tickets to @FF_BeerFest to celebrate various food and beer flavors @travelopulent http://ow.ly/myQx309mZZs“   T&Cs Apply. Giveaway open [&hellip

/ Feb 20, 2017 4:55 PM

Eikendal amuses with Weintaufe Harvest Carnival

Playground of Winelands pleasures for young and old 5 March 2017 The Stellenbosch winelands will take on wonderland proportions when Eikendal Vineyards celebrates the end of its harvest with a farm-style Weintaufe Carnival that promises a pleasure-seeking funfair for young and old on Sunday, 5 March 2017. The Eikendal Weintaufe has become a summertime family tradition in the winelands over the years, and this year enthusiasts can immerse themselves in a day of pure bucolic bliss fused with exceptional wine, scrumptious street-style fare, games, lucky draws and live music by the talented Newton & Co. The estate is known for [&hellip