Sport-Tainment At Stellies: Beat Around The Bosch

Stellenbosch

Runners and music lovers unite at this year’s first combined sport and entertainment festival, Beat Around the Bosch, in Stellenbosch on Saturday 28 September 2013. Beat Around the Bosch creates a fresh and unique approach to a running and entertainment event as the track will feature numerous live bands playing from six stages strategically placed around the 7.95km course plus a music festival at the finish. The original “sport-tainment” event will appeal to all types of runners and thousands of music lovers and spectators. The theme for this year is “70’s Retro” and participants are encouraged to dress-up with wigs and sporting gear from that decade. The race, aimed at both serious and casual runners, starts at 2pm at                  

The Craft Beer Project features at Hermanus Whale Festival

The Craft Beer project

The Craft Beer Festival is proud to announce it will be participating in the world famous Hermanus Whale Festival, which takes place annually at the end of September. On 21st of September, from 10am till 7pm, The Craft Beer Project will have a 12 tap system featuring breweries from around the country. Some of which will be featured include; Boston Breweries, Liefmans Fruitesse, Citizen, HoningKlip and Birkenhead. The Craft Beer Project stand will be nestled in the warmth of The Farmer’s Market allowing festival enthusiasts a chance to sip and savour craft beers and ciders in a friendly atmosphere that will allow interaction with the staff about the processes, the tasting regime and of course, about which beers and ciders to                  

Ploughman’s Platter packs a homegrown punch at Waterkloof Estate

Waterkloof Ploughman's

Smorgasbord of taste sensations elevates wine tasting experience ‘in the sky’ Waterkloof, the awe-inspiring cellar ‘in the sky’ outside Somerset West,  celebrated for its award-winning architecture, elegant wines and omnipresent views, elevates its wine tasting experience with a newly improved Ploughman’s Platter brimming with local tastes and tidbits. Available at R130 per person, this hearty offering of homegrown goodness includes the estate’s own olives – the very first batch has just been released – as well as Waterkloof’s 12 month naturally matured Healey’s Cheddar, which excelled as the country’s finest Round Cheddar at the prestigious 2013 South African Dairy Championships. “Our olives are grown organically                  

Cream of the crop at the 2012 Agriworks Expo

Agri cultural expo 2012

Are you a farmer, interested in farming or even grow an urban crop? The Agriworks Farmers Expo now in its third year is kicking off this Friday the 8th running through to the 10th of November 2012 at the Van der Stel Sports Grounds in Stellenbosch. Local and regional farming communities and wine producers will gather to view the latest must-haves in agricultural products, services and machinery on show. This years’ expo will not only boast the latest farming equipment and machinery including agricultural implements, equipment, work horses and services, YOU will be able to enjoy other highlights like Alpaca and Harley Davidson parades, a beer garden with live entertainment, reptile and bird shows, wine tastings, competitions, kids                  

Breedekloof Festival 2012

Breedekloof festival October 2012

The Breedekloof Valley is one most scenic spots near Cape Town, less than an hour drive away it is definitely well worth the visit. One specific event in the valley to diarise is the annual Bredekloof Festival happening on Friday and Saturday, 12 and 13 October. The Festival is being hosted at Du Toitskloof Winery, situated near the foothills of the Du Toitskloof Mountains. Don your sporting summer garb and join the cellar for wine tastings and light meals at its Be Fair Deli on the Friday. Saturday can be spent tasting local wines from the valley, enjoy live music, tuck into roosterkoek, sosaties and hotdogs, or try your hand at golf chipping and French bowls, all while the kids are entertained in the children’s play area. Du                  

Redelinghuys – Lavender Festival

Redelinghuys Lavender Festival 1 September 2012

For those that have travelled up the N7 towards Piketberg and swung a sho’t left on the R366 you would know exactly where this quaint little Sandveld town lies. Redelinghuys was originally part of the farm Wittedrift.  Sir George Napier handed it over on 31 December 1841 to a Mr. Hendrik Koetzee, who passed away in 1848. Thereafter a Mr. J.N.L. Redelinghuys bought the farm and offered the Church a piece of the land on the farm as a gift. Redelinghuys is a small dorpie and is most commonly known for their ground roots – Yup Folks, it is potato paradise! Some of the Cape’s best root veg are sourced right there and celebrated annually with a potato festival! The next “BIG” thing to popping out of the Redelinghuys soil is the                  

Darling’s and their dear stories…

Darling West Coast Stories

The folk of Darling really love to tell stories, listen to stories and repeat stories. Stories keep them going… Some of the stories will make you fall off your chair with laughter, or cry at the shocking circumstance’s. Some stories are fascinating tales about the area, the history and it’s people, mesmerizing ghost stories, stories of the San, or some darker and decidedly risqué stories…Be sure not to miss stories at Darling this weekend from the 17th to 19th August 2012. Stories at Darling Programme Friday 17 August A Tapestry of School stories @ Darling Museum, 6:30pm for 7h00pm. Join them for a belly laugh with Marie Hammann and perhaps shed a tear as well! Only 50 tickets available book now with Dianne 022 492                  

Slanghoek Valley, Winter Winemaker Weekend

Winter Winemaker weekend

Living in Cape Town means that almost all the greatest things in life are on our doorstep. The Slanghoek Wine Valley is merely an hours drive from Cape Town, and they have put together a weekend package which includes a combination of excellent wines, glorious food and good company, to ensure a fabulous weekend away this weekend! The Slanghoek Valley invites you to celebrate winter with them by joining them for a “travelling dinner” weekend; a small intimate affair hosted by quartet of establishments from the Slanghoek Valley. The Slanghoek Mountain Resort, Slanghoek Cellar, Jason’s Hill and Opstal Wines, they will introduce you to their wines, winemakers and the hospitality that they have become famous                  

Franschhoek Wine Tram to launch this spring

The Wine Tram in Franschhoek

Franschhoek certainly can't be accused of resting on its laurels and being complacent. As if the town isn't already blessed with breathtaking scenery combined with some of the best wine farms and restaurants in the country, it is now striving to make a visit to the valley even more rewarding. Exciting things await Franschhoek this spring: visitors will be able to take a leisurely tram journey through the valley, taking the concept of a food and wine experience to a whole new level. In fact, the town wants the new tram to become a tourist icon in the same mould as the Table Mountain Cableway or Cape Point Funicular. The Franschhoek Wine Tram will launch later in 2012, and will offer wine tasting tours which can include a                  

Franschhoek Mystery Weekend

Beautiful Franschhoek Valley

The thought of a surprise party or surprise weekend away can fill a lot of people with dread. But when you know the surprise is going to be spectacular, the suspense is worth the anticipation. So if you're looking for something different to do this coming long weekend, why not try add a dash of intrigue to your life and take part in the Franschhoek Mystery Weekend on 27 and 28 April 2012. The idea is pretty simple. You book, pay, and then arrive in Franschhoek, but someone else has randomly selected where you will stay, eat, and what other experiences you will have. Either way, it's in Franschhoek, so you know you're not going to be disappointed. This unique experience will cost R1850 per couple, and includes two