April / May 2017 What is on Western Cape & South Africa

Hello beautiful people

South Africa ~ April /May 2017

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We are all petitioning, praying and hoping for big change in South Africa. When we feel powerless we must remember that we all contribute to the Zeitgeist by how intelligently we practice love, respect and tolerance. Be the change you want to see.

To change one’s life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions. ~ William James.

You now have a licence to smile and wave at strange people! It might get interesting!

Please take a moment to participate in making History by signing these petitions. #ZumaMustGo

Avaaz secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/ANC_National_Executive_Committee_We_call_on_you_to_impeach_President_Jacob_Zuma_and_remove_him_from_office
The People’s Motion thepeoplesmotion.org.za/
Change.org www.change.org/p/every-south-african-that-cares-zumamustfall-sign-your-name-to-add-your-voice-to-a-collective-conversation
Petitions24 www.petitions24.com/we_the_people_of_south_africa_want_jacob_zuma_to_step_down
DA noconfidence.co.za/

(Please let me know if you are aware of more and send the link to Rosy@NosyRosy.co.za.)

When the going gets tough, the tough in South Africa luckily have a growing number of choices! Speak up, shut up, dope up or tipple up.

Almost all of the above could be done in really great style! After South Africa’s multiple awards at the 2016 International Spirits Challenge, CNN has been jumping on the bandwagon too. Look at the videos about “Biodiversity in your Martini” and “Turning good wine into better brandy.” If your choice would have gone to our newly legal Herbal Substance, you might be interested to learn more about the Medical Cannabis Oil available in South Africa.

This month I wish to introduce you to, or more likely remind you of, one of my Heroes! Brent Lindeque of GoodThingsGuy.com The kind of person who does what Nosy Rosy has been advocating for 11 years and nearly got sued for by Media24. (I restraintfully said only quasi nasty things about some really bad reporting and a seeming lack of responsibility.) Media has a responsibility far greater than informing people! With great power comes great responsibility! Otherwise #GoggaMaakVirBabaBang Just click and watch this feel good video for balance and to fall in Love with South Africans all over again!

So we shall focus on a few Feel-Good Factors as we need it for balance and because we are so good at being good at these.

Music Matters!
The 13th Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival is on from the 19th until the 21st of May 2017.  It’s that time of the year again, when the charming villages of Greyton and Genadendal in the foothills of the Sonderend Mountains in the Overberg come alive with the magical sounds of classical music. Come see why this intimate and fun festival of classical music is one of the most popular festivals in the Western Cape. See the brilliant Greyton Genadendal Classics for All 2017 program.

Click to view the South African set video by the delightful French Jain which went viral. “Here you can watch JAIN perform Come, her first song, which should please fans of Emiliana Torrini, and Makeba, a tribute to the South African singer and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba.” Read more about Jain on GoodThingsGuy 

Listen to the hauntingly beautiful modern elecric cello sounds of Rosanthorn! 
Rosanthorn Electric Cello Trio combines the talents of Dorette Roos (Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra), Carol Thorns (Electric Cello Pioneer and SAMA Nominee) and Anjulie Nock (Cellist and Composer). This all-female electric cello trio released their first self- titled 6 track EP in April 2017. It is available on Itunes and at www.rosanthorn.bandcamp.com (See upcoming events.)

ART Matters!

On the Art Scene of Hermanus ~ there is always something delectable and delicious on at Rossouw Modern! 

From 9 April Daniel Kok Galery Hemel & Aarde Exhibition – go in and have a look! 

Art@alemenkerk is an experience based sculpture garden and gallery that finds its home at the award winning Almenkerk wine estate which overlooks the picturesque valleys of Elgin in the Western Cape, South Africa.  The current exhibition (MUTE W!SDOM ~ Open till end June.) will silently trigger feelings, emotions, render you speechless and make you contemplate their underlying messages.

WINE Matters!

Creation Wines.
Congratulations to the 4th Time Winner of the Great Pairings Klink Awards 2017!

“As a pioneer in the field of wine and food pairing our estate offers no less than eight pairing options with an exciting new concept aptly named ‘The Story of Creation’ to be introduced soon. When it comes to wine and food pairing, there’s always something new and unique in the Creation pipeline!”

Commenting on Creation’s recent Klink achievement Creation co-owner, marketing director and pairing guru Carolyn Martin points out that a pairing is only as good as the wine allows it to be. The award-winning Creation wines made by Jean-Claude (JC) Martin are exceptionally food friendly, making them versatile pairing partners. “When pairing our wines we look at taste, texture, aromatics, deconstruction of flavours – to mention but a few. Myriad cross sensory experiences come into play, all of which make the pairing experience a great adventure!”

Sumaridge Estate Wines 
It is no wonder everyone always seems to have so much fun at Sumaridge! Visit, taste and see for yourself! 

Seven Springs Vineyards
We were very impressed to find,  added to the ever-growing popular list of venues that stock Seven Springs Wines, it is now also available in the Kruger National Park and at Rossi’s in Hermanus!

Wine Village Hemel en Aarde Village Hermanus
The kids can hunt for easter eggs. Mommy and daddy are going to the Wine Village for their Easter hunt! Look at the great offers!

FOOD Matters!
Our Restaurant recommendations of the month:

“When the moon in the sky hits your eye”… its Gabriëlskloof! The dreamy and delicious Mediterranean platter is an essential experience! At only R250 per couple, including four excellently paired and deliriously devine estate wines. #JustDoIt! Tel: +27(0)28 284 9865 or Book here.

The Botrivier Hotel does a four course traditional “Boerekos” Sunday Lunch at R145! 

Tech Matters!
South African born Elon Musk’s Tesla & SolarCity’s joint venture producing a Solar Roof solution which is said to cost less than a traditional roof, generate electricity and last longer.

Travel Matters!
This gutsy 22 year old girl is hiking the entire shoreline of South Africa! On her own and with no sponsors so far.
Zakie Odendaal ~ Walking the South Afican Coastline.

Community Matters!
Please visit our Caring Community & Doing Random Acts of Kindness page where you can pick your favourite charity or choose a random one to donate a couple of rands to.  Giving is good for the soul.

FUN Matters!

Events To Attend

April 2017 What is on Western Cape & South Africa
More events added daily – click here to view.


Lemm’s Corner Market Hermanus Every Sunday! A bonus special Easter fun weekend with an easter egg hunt.
First Friday of the month Art Walks
~ Hermanus
Every Friday Live Music at Tapas in Hermanus
Elgin Valley Events
Weekly Farmers Markets
From 7 April Gert Naude’s Untamed Heart Art Exhibition Caledon
From 9 April Daniel Kok Galery Hemel & Aarde Exhibition 11:00
21 April Rosanthorn ~ The Drama Factory
22 April 2017 Barrels & Beards ~ Botrivier Harvest Festival 
30 April & 28 May 2017 Dam Fine Jazz at Ashack
Until 30 June Mute Wisdom art@almenkerk
19 – 21 May 2017 ~ The 13th Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival
27 May 2017 ~ Shiraz & Charcuterie at Anthonij Rupert

Swartland & West Coast 

7 – 10 September 2017 ~ The Moorreesburg Swartland Show


Western Cape & Winelands

Calitzdorp Events

Winelandsweb.co.za The Best Events site ever!


On at the Brooklyn Theater.


Food Markets & Food Lovers

Baardskeerders Bos (B Bos) Farmers Market ~ Last Saturday of every month.

Hermanus Country Market Every Saturday morning at the Hermanus cricket club. 9am to 13pm.

Greyton Saturday Market Every Saturday

Stanford Sunset Market Last Friday of each month

Napier  The Village Market Every Friday & Saturday Times: Fri: 1 -5 pm / Sat: 9 – 2 pm Address: 44 Sarel Cilliers Street, Napier Info: 083 700 2152 / ivan@designscape.co.za

Sedgefield Scarab Market  Every Saturday come rain or shine. Garden Route, Western Cape

Highly Recommended for foodies:

Read the lovely writings on Crush Online 

Check in to see what is on …

See what is on at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

See what is on at Hermanus U3A (University Of The 3rd Age)

Kirstenbosch Events 

Platbos – Africa’s Southernmost forest.

Theatre Theatre Lovers

See the latest South Africa Theater Magazine

Cape Town Opera

On at the Fugard Theatre Cape Town

Caring Community &
Doing Random Acts of Kindness

Nosy Rosy Favourites

Places To Eat
Botriver Hotel Die Blaasbalk Restaurant
La Pentola
Spiceroute – Paarl
Tapas Live Music over weekends.
The Marine Hotel
Wildekrans Forage Restaurant

Wine Tastings & Food pairing
Creation Wines
Seven Springs Vineyards
Sumaridge Estate Wine 

Favourite Wineries
See our list of Award winning wines.

Favourite Olive Oils
Article and list

Places To Stay
Bloemhof Karoo – N1 Close to Three Sisters
Broadwater – Northern Cape
Delarey Guest Farm – Yzerfontein West Coast
The Marine ~ Hermanus
Milkwood Lodge
Francolin Hof
Aloe House
Poespasrivier : )
Accommodation McGregor

Places To Shop
See the extraordinary abalone-shell vases and mirrors by Lawton Roberts Design
Gift ideas and more
Shade Shop
Exclusive Works – The Ultimate Stainless Steel Pans, trailers etc!
Foto First – photographic desires.
PCXPress ALL computer needs
GO SOLAR – 123
Rossouw Modern Hermanus Art
Sonic WiFi -Retail | Repairs & Installations

Earthworks – Garden Design & Service with care!
Exclusive Works – Steelworks & Building Expertise
Grow your business: The labour office
PCXPress ALL computer needs
Sonic WiFi -Retail | Repairs & Installations
WebWits Design, Marketing & Maintenance
Woodworks – Dream it,
they create it!
NosyRosy Advertise your business or event.

Unnata® Aerial Yoga HERMANUS
“The inverted poses revitalize the whole system. They take the weight off the legs, relieving strain. “..read more about aerial yoga
Pappin Pretorius Optometrist
Get Fit! ProActive Fitness
Natural Supplements
Child and family counselling
Child psychologist
Lianna Morrison

Things To Do
“Cooking for Pleasure” Classes at the Overstrand Training Institute.
Paleo your body into shape!
Go to the Saturday morning Farmers’ Market
Learn to dance with confidence!
Hermanus U3A Program
Visit Elgin Valley
Join Whale Coast conservation
Visit SpiceRoute Paarl

Register as an Blood donor:
Register now.

Property For Sale.
Country place for sale – Stanford area


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