December 2016 / January 2017 South Africa News & Events

 Hello Lovely People!  This month we bring you Jingles & Joy.

Although my choice would be to hook up the hammock and chill with a book, for those with ants in their- (or their children’s) pants, there are so many places to go, to shop, to eat, to visit, things to do, to taste, … the list is endless and we are so very spoilt for choice. Recommendations: Check out the cattitude at the Stanford Big Cat Sanctuary. Visit the coolest bookshop in the Overberg, Liberty Books (Off the N2 ‘Mall’ Grabouw) is a knockout of brilliantly priced quality books and value for money! Go drink some new crisp Cider or Craft Beer. Go taste wine and do wine pairings. Spoil yourself in Cape Town. Go for a hike in nature and feel your vigour pumping!

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South Africa ~ December 2016 / January 2017

Firstly two very special gifts to you.

1.  My family’s favourite Christmas dessert recipe! It should last a large family from Christmas through to new year but I end up making a second one for New Year’s every time! Sumptuous Christmas Ice Cream Bomb Recipe.

2. Exclusive for 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.

Our Cover Girl ~ Patrycja Oosthuizen 
Patrycja was born in Poland and is now living a dream life in Cape Town. She is a very effective social Media Freak, and mother to many great things happening. To mention a few: She is the Founder & Editor of Travel Opulent Box – an online magazine focused on opulent travel, #TravelChatSA – the hottest twitter chat about South Africa in South Africa. She loves people, travels, food, nature and photography. Her two mottoes are: “Everyone is a friend, until they prove otherwise.” & ” Live with no regrets and love with no excuses!”

See what Patrycja and her company can do for your small (perhaps almost invisible within all the noise on the internet) business! 

A world of good wishes from Creation Wines: “Hearty greetings and the finest of festive wishes from our beautiful world on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge to yours, wherever you are. May your celebrations sparkle with joy and wonder, friendship and love. And may 2017 dawn with bright opportunities, bringing daybreaks dazzling with promise and sunsets beaming with the contentment of a day well spent. May every night light up with a multitude of stars, lifting your spirit, revitalising your soul and making you glad that you are part of this most amazing universe!” Please click here to see the Sunset Menu Times and gift options at Creation Wines.

ART Matters!
If you are in the mood for ambiance with attitude – look at the art of Gert Naudé. A contemporary artist, who allows us to experience his life’s journey through his unique style of brushing on & scratching down be it, wood canvas or glass.

Our Restaurant recommendations of the month:

The Forage restaurant at Wildekrans is still doing their genius indigenous dining thing while also doing the fabulous new Racione at the tasting room

Considering the name of the Panorama Restaurant at Bellavista Country place, you should not be surprised to find 180 degree breathtaking views over Walker bay. But you will be! It is as if everything comes together to be expansive and inducing deep breathing. The view, the food, the wine, the ambience and the almost laid-back perfection everything is done with (…. só Afri-Swiss™ : )

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.

Events To Attend
More events added daily – click here to view.


First Friday of the month Art Walks ~ Hermanus
Every Friday Live Music at Tapas in Hermanus
Elgin Valley Events
Weekly Farmers Markets 
27 December Colour Fun Run Hermanus
30 December Colour Fun Run Plettenberg Bay
7 Jan 2017 ~ The Parlotones at Paul Cluver
26 ~ 29 January 2017 ~ Up The Creek 2017 ~ Swellendam

Western Cape & Winelands

Calitzdorp Events
11 March 2017 Durbanville Plaasfees

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.
28 December – Summer Night market.

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

South Africa ~ Overberg ~ Wine

Our Favourite Wines which we suggest you stock up on this month are the same as last month for a very good reason!

  Creation Wines.
When Creation Wines was established in 2002, it meant a brand-new beginning for Jean-Claude and Carolyn Martin who decided to exchange the winelands of Switzerland for those of South Africa. It also meant the planting of vines in virgin land where there had only been sheep pastures before, and building a cellar and tasting facilities from scratch. Perhaps it’s not surprising that innovation has since been the order of the day on this beautiful estate. Read more 

  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. 

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.

Wildekrans Boutique Wine Estate 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 starts 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 terrior. Website 


Top inspirational story: South African Success Stories:  Accommodation Direct.
Founded in 2006, by local entrepreneurs Oliver Bryant and Ric Meulemans. Accommodation Direct quickly grew to become one of South Africa’s largest accommodation portals with over 10,000 listings across Africa and 100,000 visitors per month, by 2011. Feeling it was time for a new direction, Rupert Bryant was recruited as CEO and re-launched AccommoDirect, along with its new website in 2014. Read more about Accommodation Direct.

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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.

Theater 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
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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