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South Africa ~ September / October 2016
We hope to inform & inspire our readers to know more about South Africa and some places to visit, things to do, experience and see in South Africa. Whether you are searching for meaning, fun or facts, you are bound to find something that tickles your fancy among all the events, good reads and links we eagerly research and write about for you. Please scroll down to see Caring Community & Doing Random Acts of Kindness.
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- First Friday of the month Art Walks ~ Hermanus
- Every Fiday Live Music at Tapas in Hermanus
- Elgin Valley Events
- 22 – 25 September Hermanus – Fernkloof Flower Show
- 24 – 25 September ~ Funky Fynbos Festival Gansbaai
- 25 September ~ Dam Fine Jazz Picnic – Aphrodisiac Shack Smokehouse on the banks of the Theewaterskloof Dam Tickets
- 1 October ~ Panorama Restaurant opens for Summer Book a table Stanford/Gansbaai
- 7-9 October Unplugged62 Venue: Joubert-Tradauw Vineyards, Barrydale, Route 62.
- 22 October Bright Light Big City live – Botrivier Hotel
- 28 – 30 October ~ Bike & Beer Stanford Festival
- Scroll down to see Farmers Markets
- 19 November The Classic Chardonnay Celebration ~ The Thatch House Book
- 26 – 29 January 2017 ~ Up The Creek 2017 ~ Swellendam
Western Cape & Winelands
- Cape Town ~ 27 September Karen Zoid – A Special One Night Show At Artscape Opera Theater Tickets at Computicket: R160 to R180.
- Calitzdorp Events
- 24 Sep – 16 Oct ~ Exhibition at Moór Gallery Franschhoek
“All of us need to be in touch with a mysterious, tantalizing source of inspiration that teases our sense of wonder and goads us on to life’s next adventure.” ~ Rob Brezsny
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.
Landscape architecture and horticulture have played monumental roles in the history and habits of peoples’ lives throughout all ages. It still is where science, art and necessity meet. From cultivating food to creating spaces where special moments can be celebrated or a book can be read in tranquility, it is essential for our physical and psychological well-being. Look at the tranquil and beautiful spaces created by CHB Landscaping.
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. www.overbergflowers.co.za
South Africa ~ Overberg ~ Wine
Creation Wines Sommelier’s Choice:
In this popular series we feature selected restaurants from around the world. Each chooses a favourite Creation wine, tells us why and recommends a matching dish. This week we welcome Kayla-Ann Osborn from The Chef’s Table in Umhlanga Rocks, Durban.
Chef Kayla-Ann says: Our restaurant so close to the sea is the perfect setting to enjoy Creation’s cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon blend grown in the maritime wine ward of Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge. I love the Creation wines. They are full of passion, time and thought. As with food it is a case of ‘what you put in is what you get out’. I feel their philosophy is similar to mine in that they use the best of what is available to them and are also concerned about sustainability.
Highly Recommended Accommodations
Overberg ~ Swellendam Accommodation
- Kam’Bati Glamorous Permanent Tented Camps. Fully exuipped ~ Tranquility included. Click here for more information & Special Deals at Kam’Bati.
West Coast Accomodation ~ Yzerfontein
Winelands ~ McGreggor
- A multitude of beautiful & affordable Self-Catering houses & Guest Houses in and around McGreggor
- Spice Route and Diamant Estate.
- The Olive Branch ~ Prince Albert September Newsletter
- Whale Coast Conservation ~ Hermanus August Newsletter
- Calitzdorp Tourism ~ September Newsletter
Things To Read
Tesselaar’s tangled tale! Tesselaarsdal and its fascinating history.Johannes Jacobus Tesselaar, the son of a lowly cook’s mate, became the first land baron in the Overberg after Governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel. And, although he officially died childless, he probably fathered both a “White” and a “Coloured” family line. He left a progeny and legacy which to this day are being untangled in court and by various researchers.” Read this very interesting article about
Food Trucks have been around for more than a century but the new craze for Gourmet and Fusion food from Branded trucks became a really big thing since 2008 with the success of the Kogi BBQ truck in LA. Read this National Geographic article on How One Korean Taco Truck Launched an $800 Million Industry. The craze is here to stay and EatOut has hunted down 65 South African food trucks to follow.
Elgin Oh Elgin! Some call it little Switzerland, some call it Eden but most people who swoosh past on the N2, have no idea of the treasures hidden behind the tall trees of the Elgin Valley.
Read our Restaurant reviews: Lunchtime experience at The Botrivier Hotel Experience.
Places To Go
The Cape Town’s Official Tourism website suggests 50 reasons why Cape Town can be good for your health.
Among the interesting things to do you will find the Cape Camino: The route embraces the city of Cape Town in the north, Cape Point in the south and crosses over at Constantia Nek. It is divided into 7 legs of about 20 km each, for ease of digestion and understanding.
South Africa ~ Overberg ~ Creation Wines
Situated in the heart of the Hemel & Aarde Valley just a gentle drive from either the George N2 at Caledon (17min – 19.7km) or the Hermanus R43 (14min – 15.7km). You will be surrounded by beauty and catered for with relaxed charm. #JustDoIt!
South Africa ~ Overberg ~ Elgin Valley
Some call it little Switzerland, some call it Eden but most people, swooshing past on the N2, have no idea of the treasures hidden behind the tall trees of Elgin. I was recently blessed with an invitation to explore and experience this paradisaical place and am a new and great admirer. I love falling in Love with places – especially when it offers so much more than beauty! Like a really handsome man who is also handy. Read more of the wine, women and song of Elgin…albeit #Wine, #Cider, #Food & #Tranquility.
South Africa ~ Winelands ~ Spice Route Paarl
A weekend in Paarl is such a great idea! It’s close enough to Cape Town to be able to leave after work on a Friday afternoon, yet you feel as if you have left the big city life far behind. Five Star & Soulful Paarl accommodation at Diamant Estate, – Excellent Paarl Spice Route Wine, cheese, food, herbs, family fun, all round good times!
South Africa ~ Winelands ~ McGregor
McGregor is a beautiful little village in the mountains of the Western Cape, South Africa. It is roughly 150 km east of Cape Town. Expect to find tranquil accommodations, fine restaurants, award winning wines, olives & innovative olive produce, a life affirming Donkey Sanctuary, investment quality art, Grappa that will change your blood type and soOoo much more…
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Things to do & See
Something interesting to do, and not weather-dependent, is to go on a tour at Heart of Abalone and learn all about Abalone. You can meet this mysterious mollusc and learn about the cultivation of this endangered species at our Heart Shed in Hermanus! Walk through a working abalone farm. See the abalone up close in their natural and farmed environment. Enjoy a tasting of this delicacy in various forms. www.heartofabalone.co.za
Situated in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, we have partnered with CapeNature to take you into a previously inaccessible and pristine part of this amazing World Heritage Site. Only one hour from Cape Town, we offer a fully guided adventure activity for nature enthusiasts of ages 5 to 75!
Make your own fizzy cooldrink – Kombucha South Africa – Delicious & Nutritious – no cavities, dentists & #BadMom badges (like in the case of Coke & Fanta etc)
Events for Everyone
See what is on at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
See what is on at Hermanus U3A (University Of The 3rd Age)
Platbos – Africa’s Southernmost forest.
Food Markets & Food Lovers
Von Geusau Chocolates is delighted to announce that their range of artisanal chocolates now includes a sublime, sugar free, chocolate slab. Available in both milk and dark chocolate, our sugar free range uses the finest quality Belgian chocolate, distinguished by its high cocoa percentage, and absence of artificial flavours and vegetable fats.
A natural sweetener, Maltitol, a reduced calorie, reduced carbohydrate sweetener that has 80% the sweetness of sugar, is used to ensure all the sweetness remains without the calories.
Von Geusau Chocolates has been hand-crafting chocolates in the Overberg village of Greyton, under chocolatier Richard von Geusau since 2000. The sugar free chocolate slabs join an indulgent and luxurious range of chocolates, pralines and truffles. Please contact Von Geusau Chocolates for further info: 028 254 9100 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 / email@example.com
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.
Caring Community &
Doing Random Acts of Kindness
Donate to the Children’s Hospital Trust
Get your My School / My Village / My Planet card and be a part of raising more than 4 Million per month without spending a cent more than you would anyway.
For those on Facebook. Please visit the The Hermanus Food for Charity facebook page where you can communicate directly with other people who care. There are so many people who suffer in silence because they are too proud to ask for help. The Hermanus Food for Charity facebook page will allow people to advertise unwanted food and act as a platform for the needy to accept help through messaging each other directly so that there is no shame involved. Please like the page and share content. We hope that the page will be a success and that the locals in the community will appreciate the benefits of social media in enabling the community to donate and accept food donations directly.
Elements: Knitting and crochet hobby classes. Knitting classes are on Wednesday mornings from 10.00 to + – 12.00 or later. We can consider Fridays too. Crochet classes are on Thursday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00 and on either Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 17.30 – 19.30 as the class decides. R75.00 per class. You must bring your own needles and wool. Preferably double knit and 4mm needles both for the knitting and crochet or maybe a little bit thicker, not thinner. Elements is in Broad Street between Amulet and Lock and Key Hermanus. Contact Annette: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook
Please support the new Butterfly Centre – Special needs schools and therapy centre in Stanford.
Please help our NSRI Heroes to help us.
Support the NSRI
The Clothing Bank‘s mission is to empower unemployed mothers through enterprise development. 14 Arum Road Hermanus Industria Contact Magda 028 312 1774
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Bloemhof Karoo – N1 Close to Three Sisters
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Delarey Guest Farm – Yzerfontein West Coast
Poespasrivier : )
Places To Shop
See the extraordinary abalone-shell vases and mirrors by Lawton Roberts Design
Gift ideas and more
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“The inverted poses revitalize the whole system. They take the weight off the legs, relieving strain. “..read more about aerial yoga
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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:
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Country place for sale – Stanford area
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