November / December News and Events South Africa

This month we bring you some great ideas on things to do. From going on a #CruiseAndDine excursion in Cape Town, to forage for your food in Botrivier, to new craft beer to go and taste in Greyton, to which wine we suggest you should stock up on, and more.  . Click here to view the newsletter as a digital magazine. Click here to download & print the PDF newsletter as infotainment for your guests.

South Africa ~ November / December 2016

Firstly a little gift to you. Our favourite Summer recipe! Impress your guests with THIS zooshiness! Salsa Verde Recipe.  Every time we make and serve this sauce the reaction is the same. Eyebrows go up and expressions of delightful surprise follow the first bite. It is super healthy, easy and quick and it improves any meal or snack.

Talking about healthy eating, this year’s Wildebraam Berry Festival takes place on 3 December and it promises to be another healthy and fabulously fun event. Read more.

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The latest buzzword in the culinary world is an ancient one: “Forage”. The Forage restaurant at Wildekrans obviously had to take it to a whole new level though. Their products are foraged and sourced from local artisans and farmers within a 100 km radius of the restaurant. Their chefs prepare it daily …Read more about their indiginous dining ethos and our experience at Forage.

There is something primally pleasing about naturally fermented bubbles!

#Champagne #Beer #Kombucha So the good news is that there is a new Craft Beer Microbrewery in Greyton! The Old Potter’s Inn & Microbrewery acquired their licence four months ago and is brewing up a storm. …Read More.

#CruiseAndDine at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town
A Christmas Gift or holiday treat with a difference would be to invite or sponsor someone for a #CruiseAndDine at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. NosyRosy nominated one of the upcomming young Youtube stars to go and experience it on our behalf. Read more here and see the Video.

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.

Did you know?

You can now have your WhatsApp on your computer. Easy way to get your photos onto your computer. and use the option button on your phone for whatsapp web. scan in and done.

Events To Attend


Western Cape & Winelands

South Africa ~ Overberg ~ Wine

Which Wines to stock up on this holiday!

Featuring Seven Springs


International recognition for wines produced on your doorstep!
Seven Springs Vineyard produces just five wines and already celebrates Gold and Bronze Decanter World Wine Awards, Silver and Bronze International Wine Challenge Awards as well as two 4 Star Platter ratings. Read more about the delightful 7 Springs vineyard.

Featuring: Creation Wines.

Creation MCC Elation

Top News: Creation wins yet another award! Congratulations! Read more… & News Flash: Elation. Celebrate Life! Last week brought more exciting times for the Creation team. The long awaited Nice Visits Creation dinner took place on 17 November in the Tasting Room and the glittering event saw the official launch of the Elation Méthode Cap Classique. Read more


Featuring Sumaridge Estate Wines


In the beautiful Upper Hemel – en – Aarde valley lies Sumaridge Estate Wines. Family owned, and best known for its world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, it also produces other single varietals and premium blends of equal quality.  The tasting room opens every day, between 11am and 5pm, and is family and disabled friendly; encouraging you to “linger longer” at this little piece of heaven on earth. Click here to visit the Sumaridge Estate Wines’ website.

Featuring Wildekrans


Wildekrans is an international award-winning vineyard overlooking Walker Bay, set within a picturesque 1000-hectare estate tucked away in the beautiful Bot River Valley. Apart from award-winning wines available for tasting on the Wildekrans farm, the Estate offers 8 luxury self-catering cottages, perfectly designed for the ultimate experience in relaxation. The Wildekrans winemaking philosophy is one that begins from the premise that great wines begin in the vineyard. The winemaking process, similarly, adheres to principles of low intervention with a focus on capturing and retaining the essence of the vine and it’s terrior. Website 


South Africa ~ Overberg ~ Gardening

The Nursery in Botrivier inspires gardeners & gardening lovers with a wide variety of indigenous plants, seasonal vegetable plants, herbs, trees, flower-plants, garden accessories and interesting gardening ideas. Situated very close to the N2 it is the perfect last holiday stop on your way home or a great outing on any day! The Nursery Botrivier supports and showcases local businesses and artists which makes the visit even more worth your while. They specialise in indigenous plants and trees but you will find wonderful seasonal and perennial plants, trays of herbs and vegetables at excellent prices. Visit the Nursery Botriver.

Flowers for Events ~ Overberg Flowers is a new business which operates out of Hermanus Western Cape.  They supply and deliver freshly cut flowers to your doorstep for weddings, private and corporate events at affordable prices.

Health & Fitness – Best Investment in yourself and your significant others!

Most people don’t realize how simple change can be. How easy it is, with the right knowledge, to support the body to heal itself and correct imbalance through years of wrong-doing. Have a free consultation or choose a workshop at Wellness Now.

A word from Mat at Proactive Fitness Hermanus ~ South Africa Overberg.

This common Squat mistake could seriously injure your lower back…read more

 ProActive Hermanus.

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.

Theater Lovers

See the latest South Africa Theater Magazine

Cape Town Opera

On at the Fugard Theatre Cape Town

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 /

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

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
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
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

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. “ 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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