March 2020 South Africa ~ Milk The Moment

Hello Beautiful People!

This month we celebrate more of the excellence of the innovative and resourceful endeavours of South Africans who set a positive tone for our beloved rainbow nation. With or without electricity, we rock on! 
This month’s cover photo was taken by LCP. Thank you for sharing.

Jump to Events Galore ~ february to july 2020 and more

Cleopatra bathed in milk with a little honey and scattered with floating lavender flowers and rose petals. 

Cleopatra is legendary for many things. She was the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt,
she was highly intelligent and extraordinarily beautiful, and she formed alliances with both ancient Rome’s Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.
Read about some of the benefits of Milk Baths.

You can read the full newsletter by scrolling down here. 

There is enough to keep you on a happy, healthy high for quite some time.

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The printable PDF is available on request. Thank you so much to all who print this out as infotainment for their friends, visitors & guests!
I receive Very interesting feedback from all over the world!


Proposed New Liquor Trading Hours for the Overstrand

In a press release issued by the DA-led Overstrand Municipality on 13 February 2020, residents of Hermanus will be taken back to the time when the 1989 Liquor Act governed liquor sales if the proposed changes to the current bylaw are implemented. In terms of the proposed changes, residents will no longer be able to purchase alcohol for off-premises consumption on Sundays.

This is likely to have a significant detrimental impact on particularly our wine estates who will suffer financial losses. Read More…

Objection to Proposed New Liquor Trading Hours for the Overstrand


Please forward and ask your friends to oppose this on by taking 2 minutes to sign this petition.

Classics for all Greyton Genadendal 2020

The 16th Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival 2020 ~ 21 – 24 May

Tickets for the 2020 Greyton Genadendal Classics For All will be available on Computicket and at the Greyton Info office –

From 21 to 24 May 2020 the charming villages of Greyton and Genadendal in the foothills of the Sonderend Mountains in the Overberg will come alive with the magical sound of classical music. This intimate and fun festival of classical music is one of the most popular festivals in the Western Cape. The atmosphere always is food for the soul. Wherever you go, there will be music.

Delightful Places To Stay ~ South Africa

Creation Wines SA vs French Wines



Krone’s range of four 2018 Cap Classiques offers something for everyone, enchanting any palate whether your preferred bubbly is taut and lean, refreshing and fruit forward, plush and expansive, crisp and dry or rich and voluminous with a touch of sweetness. The range includes:


Prickly Pear (Cactus) Leaf Salad 

Even though most of us have grown up with, or came across prickly pears growing almost wild, very few people are aware of the great health benefits, nutrition and edible possibilities of these cactus plant leaves.Recipe

Panorama Restaurant at 5 Star Bellavista 
Worth the drive out there, for the view and the food! 
8 Minutes outside Stanford
Book your table
Panorama Restaurant 



A Celebration of Life

Wine tastings
Functions Venue

Beautiful Scenery 
Happy Vibes! 

Contact Sumaridge



Victorian beauty in Kleinmond with the ocean right on your doorstep, restored and newly renovated by owners. Villa le Roc is a beautiful holiday house for friends and family who enjoy style. This picturesque guest house is just an hour’s drive from Cape Town and 20 minutes from Hermanus. 

The original Victorian Cape-Dutch style offers guests a beautiful peaceful stay with all the modern luxuries and amenities you desire, plus the most breathtaking ocean views.

There are two  units available. Each unit sleeps 4 people. R2300.00 per night. Minumim stay of 2 nights

Contact: Marinda on 082 923 0537 or 

Xplorio, taking the Overberg by storm

Always watching Google Page rankings, it came to my impressed attention that is doing what it takes to get their website on the front page of many search terms. This takes a lot of hard work and I salute the team!

Xplorio is a platform built to collectively empower local communities to remain relevant and take advantage of opportunities in the digital age by accurately representing themselves, and their businesses, online. 

For more information contact: or call 072 519 2138, to become part of their online community.


The Wanderer with Maps has been around for more than 10 years. This completely hand-drawn newsletter is a joy to find every time! John Crighton is the artist behind this lovely publication and his general joie de vivre shines straight out of each page. Nosy Rosy turns this into an online magazine to share the love! More about John and his The Wanderer with Maps.

Go Solar!

Save money every day while doing the environment a favour too by installing Solar. Solar123 runs special offers from time to time, contact them to find out more

Environment, community and social responsibility.

Do Random Acts of Kindness

~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.

Hermanus Nightshelter

“What is happening with the Night Shelter?” This is the question which has been on the lips of numerous people in Hermanus after a few months of apparent inactivity at the site. But behind the scenes there has been a lot going on. Read more 


Check back as we add more events as requests flow in. 

MARCH 2020

6 March, Open Air Cinema: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) – Durbanville

6 March, Toyota Tawwe Tien | Dagdrome in die Boland – Stellenbosch

6 – 15 March, Woordfees
– Stellenbosch

7 March, Full Moon Picnic – Suider-Paarl

7 March, Huawei KDay 2020 – Durbanville Hills

7 March, The Parlotones Outdoor Summer Concert – Cape Town

7 – 8 March, Cape Town International Teacher Job Fair 2020

9 – 28 March, Danger in the Dark – Cape Town

11 – 15 March, Mama City Improv Festival 2020 – Cape Town

15 March, Barry Hilton | Barnyard LIVE Tour 2020 – Tyger Valley

15 March, Paws on the Promenade 2020 | Dog Walk Fundraiser – Cape

17 – 19 March, Art Therapy & Mindfulness Workshop – Cape Town

20 March, Open Air Cinema: The Greatest Showman (2017) – Cape Town

20 – 21 March, Stellenbosch Air Show 2020

20 – 22 March, Lighthouse Family LIVE (Postponed) – Johannesburg

24 March, Lighthouse Family LIVE (Postponed) – Cape Town

26 March, Prime Circle | Innocence Tour – Tyger Valley

27 March, Smokie LIVE (Postponed) – Cape Town

27 – 28 March, Cape Town International Jazz Festival

28 March, The Mad Hatters’ Picnic – Cape Town

28 – 29 March, Get Real ft. Chemical Surf & Illusionize Festival

29 March, Women for Change Run (Postponed) – Cape Town

APRIL 2020

1 April, Youth to Legends Part 2 – Cape Town

2 – 4 April, The Fallen Note | A Musical Production – Cape Town

3 April, The Waterboys | LIVE in Cape Town

3 – 5 April, Steinitz Chess Festival 2020 – Kuilsrivier

4 April, Classical Music Concert | Easter Concert – Franschhoek

4 April, The Staccatos Revival Tour – Tyger Valley

4 April, Stellenbosch Craft Beer Festival 2020

4 – 5 April, Cape Adventure Lifestyle Show 2020 – Cape Town

6 – 8 April, World Travel Market Africa 2020 – Cape Town

7 – 8 April, African Tourism Investment Summit (ATIS) 2020 – Cape Town

8 – 19 April, Swan Lake | St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre – Cape Town

11 April, Chinese Calligraphy – Cape Town

11 April, Great White MTB, Trail Run & Duathlon – Gansbaai

11 April, Sail Back to the 80’s Diva Show (Postponed) – Cape Town

11 – 13 April, Vortex | Parallel Universe | 2020 Easter Weekend Festival

13 April, Boyz II Men LIVE – Cape Town

14 – 19 April, Icaria Urban
– Cape Town

15 April, Frank Turner LIVE in Cape Town

17 – 19 April, Icaria Urban Retreat (Weekend Special) – Cape Town

18 April, MIS Day South Africa 2020 – Franschhoek

18 – 19 April, Pinotage & Biltong Festival 2020 – Paarl

22 April – 1 May, Swan Lake | St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre – Johannesburg

25 – 27 April, SA Cheese Festival 2020 – Stellenbosch

29 April, WWE LIVE – Cape Town

30 April, WWE LIVE – Durban

MAY 2020

1 May, Brave
Heart Day | SA’s Non-Bullying Day
– Cape Town

1 – 2 May, WWE LIVE – Johannesburg

1 – 3 May, Comic-Con Cape Town

2 – 3 May, Houw
Hoek MTB Tour
– Elgin

3 May, Pierre
van der Westhuizen and Nella De Waal Concert
– Cape Town

6 – 10 May, Dreaming with the White Lions | Dream Appreciation Retreat – Gauteng

9 May, Muddy Princess Run – Elgin

9 – 10 May, The Cape Town Coffee Festival 2020 (Postponed)

18 – 19 May, W12 Congress 2020 – Cape Town

20 May, United Music Concert (Postponed) – Cape Town

21 – 24 May, Classics For All Music Festival (Postponed) – Greyton

29 May, Tracy Morgan | No Disrespect Show – Cape Town

30 May, Tracy Morgan | No Disrespect Show – Durban

31 May, Tracy Morgan | No Disrespect Show – Pretoria

JUNE 2020

6 – 7 June, Cape Town PetCon 2020

6 – 7 June, SA Weddings Bride of the Year 2019 – Cape Town

JULY 2020

1 – 12 July, Jive Cape Town Funny Festival 2020

4 July, Witchcraft & Wizardry Johannesburg

4 – 5 July, Cape Town Fan Con Comic Con 2020

“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life
as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.”
~ Joseph Campbell


Lemms Corner Market – Every Sunday in Summer

Weekly Farmers Markets Hermanus

Events at Lourensford – Somerset West

Gansbaai Country Market

Vegan Goods Market – Every Saturday – Cape Town

The Village Food Market – Cape Town

Porterville Farmers Market

Calitzdorp Events

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

Hermanus Country Market Every Saturday morning at the Hermanus Cricket Club. 9am to 1pm.

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 am – 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

Nosy Rosy Favourites

Places To Eat

Brewery Hermanus
Botriver Hotel
Die Blaasbalk Restaurant
Caffe Blu Checkers Centre Hermanus
Creation Wines
Ecology Lifestyle Farm Botrivier
Gabrielskloof Botrivier
La Pentola Hermanus
Panorama Restaurant Stanford Area
Spiceroute Paarl
The Marine Hotel Hermanus

Wine, Beer & Food pairing

Brewery Hermanus
Creation Wines

Sumaridge Estate Wine 
Spiceroute Paarl
See our list of Award-winning wines

Favourite Olive Oils

Read our article on how to buy the best and find our list of favourites

Places To Stay
Accommodation – McGregor
Avani Private Nature Reserve – Botrivier

Bloemhof Karoo – N1 Close to Three Sisters
Broadwater – Northern Cape
Die Voormanshuis – Creation Wines
The Marine – Hermanus
Poespasrivier  Genadendal

Places To Shop

Annabelle Hermanus Decor
Beach House
Gift ideas and more
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
The labour office
PCXPress ALL computer needs
Solar123 Solar installations
Sonic WiFi -Retail | Repairs & Installations
WebWits Design, Marketing & Maintenance
Woodworks – Dream it,
they create it!
NosyRosy Advertise your business or event.

Health & Beauty

Hermanus Pilates Studio
Pappin Pretorius Optometrist
Get Fit! ProActive Fitness
Child and family counselling
Dr Marelize Swart Child psychologist

Things To Do

“Cooking for Pleasure” 
Classes at the Overstrand Training Institute.
Paleo your body into shape!
Go to the Saturday morning Farmers’ Market
Hermanus U3A Program
Visit Elgin Valley
Join Whale Coast conservation
Visit SpiceRoute Paarl
Register as a Blood donor: Register now.

Property For Sale.
Country place for sale – Stanford area

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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”  ~ Maya Angelou