February / March 2017 What is on Western Cape & South Africa


 Hello Lovely People!  This month we bring you Interestingness & Inspiration.

We wish you a FEBulous February! Congratulations to Cape Town! She sits perched second only to Bordeaux on the Lonely Planet’s best city to visit in 2017 list! This month’s recommendations: Check out the lineup for the Greyton Genadendal Classics for all music festival and book your tickets! Read our tech section – we can all do with as much help as possible. Imagine!… Manicure your nails, trim your uni-brow (yes you too sir) while a Text to Speech website elegantly reads out all those never-ending & boring Terms & Conditions before you accept it – Absolutely Fabulous! Keep a drool-hanky handy and watch the new Forage video by Chris Botha. Do a Random Act of Kindness with Creation Wines … & then drink some ; ) Win a fantastical meal for 2 at Benguela Cove – transported by chauffeur – or a 2 night stay for 2 at O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa in Cape Town …just click and read! 

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February / March 2017 What is on Western Cape & South Africa … ‘en elders’ : )

  PEBBLES. CHANGING LIVES in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley school Pebbles Project & Creation Wine  

South Africa ~ February / March 2017

#Win! Exclusive to Nosy Rosy subscribers: A two night giveaway at the magical O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa in Cape Town !! #WIN a two night stay for two in one of the suites with its own private balcony and Jacuzzi. Full breakfast included.

#Win a momentous dinner for two at #BenguelaCove Lagoon Wine Estate.  Benguela Cove enjoys majestic views of the Bot River Lagoon and Palmiet Mountains. Making a home near any one of these would be considered world class living but to sit comfortably in the center of them both is like heaven on earth. Visit the Benguela Cove website and peruse their homes and plots for sale, their wines, their olives, their events and more.

Tear up and donate with Creation Wines, Ford Hermanus, Agrimark Hermanus, Pebbles Project & many caring #BeautifulPeople making a difference in the Hemel & Aarde Valley.

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.

Magical Musician! #Music In Cape Town on 11 February. In East London on 3 March. In Dover UK on 18 March. Our favourite Cellist ~ HA!Man Francois Le Roux
Invite him to do a private-function performance for your guests ~ Pure Energy ~ you will not need Tequila! (Or Cocaine if that is still a thing.) HA!man’s music puts everyone on a natural high! 

UK readers, please look at the Spontaneous CreHA!tivity Day free expression workshop with South Africa’s HA!Man Sat 18 March 2017
The Studios 67 Astley Avenue, Dover, Kent CT16 2PL  10h-16h (10am to 4pm) £10 per participant, limited to 15 – book now!

ART Matters!
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 ~ Opening on 15 Feb.) will silently trigger feelings, emotions, render you speechless and makes you contemplate their underlying messages.

FOOD Matters!
Our Restaurant recommendations of the month:

In the absence of Michelin Stars in South Africa – We shall demonstratively feature this restaurant three *** times in a row! Forage restaurant at Wildekrans is still doing their genius indigenous dining thing. Watch the video by Chris Botha ! Keep a drool-hanky handy. 

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

 

WINE Matters!

Creation Wines.
Yes, it’s Klink season again and Creation is delighted to be a nominee in the category that they love best: Wine and Food Pairing. As proud recipients of three Klink awards for Best Food and Wine Pairing we look forward to competing in the same category – now named ‘Great Pairings’ – once more.  Please Vote Here! : ) 

Click here to read about Pinot Panache and more news here.

Tech Matters!
Text to Speech website & Save Youtube videos in 2 seconds.
Did you know that you can download and keep any Youtube video by typing in double s after the www.(here)youtube and click enter. Example: https://www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=zhRh4y8OAeY&feature=youtu.be. The http://en.savefrom.net site will open. Wait for a thumbnail image of your video to appear and click on the green download button next to it. Et voila!

Travel Matters!
Feeling a little old? You will have a new perspective immediately when you visit the West Coast Fossil Park in Langebaan. #ForEverYoung

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
More events added daily – click here to view.

Overberg

First Friday of the month Art Walks ~ Hermanus
Every Friday Live Music at Tapas in Hermanus
Elgin Valley Events
Weekly Farmers Markets
15 Feb – 30 June Mute Wisdom art@almenkerk
24th – 26th February 2017 The Global Challenge ~ Hermanus Golf Course.
19 – 21 May 2017 ~ The 13th Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival 

West Coast

18 February 2017 Oysters & Bubbly in Darling Darling!

Western Cape & Winelands
The Cape Epic! 

Cape Town
11 February 2017 HA!Man Spontaneous Cello at RCaffe Long Street
25 February 2017 15h00 – 19h00: Constantia Fresh, Buitenverwachting Wine Farm

Calitzdorp Events
11 March 2017 Durbanville Plaasfees

Winelandsweb.co.za The Best Events site ever!

Stellenbosch Woordfees

Gauteng

25 FEBRUARY 2017 ~ OFF THE GRID MUSIC FESTIVAL

On at the Brooklyn Theater.

 

Food Markets & Food Lovers

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

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

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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

Highly Recommended for foodies:

Look at the Smoke House & Activities on The AShack.

Read the lovely writings on Crush Online 


Caring Community &
Doing Random Acts of Kindness



Nosy Rosy Favourites

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

Wine Tastings & Food pairing
Creation Wines
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
BEACH HOUSE
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
Sonic WiFi -Retail | Repairs & Installations

Services
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.

Health
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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