NosyRosy South Africa News and Events March and April 2019

March / April 2019

Hello Beautiful People!

We wish you a magically marvellous rest of March and an auspicious April!

This month we focus on some very interesting new kids on the block, some great places to visit, things to do and much, much more.

Please scroll down to the Events section there is something for every budget, taste and whim.

Playfulness is healthy & healing. Let your inner-child play! What you save on Prozac, you can spend on new dancing shoes.

” ~ NosyRosy

This month’s features

World TB Day, was on 24 March.
Helping to cure TB helps all of us to breathe safe, uncontaminated air! Lets help!

SANTA Hermanus does great work! All donations and the money we collect is spent in the Overstrand helping the TB patients. Our biggest expense in paying the salaries of 8 staff in the clinics who dispense the TB medication on a daily basis to the sufferers. After three weeks of being on medication, sufferers are no longer contagious…Read more about SANTA Hermanus

Avani Lodge Private Nature Reserve ~ Botriver Area.

This very interesting self-catering development hides itself in the fynbos-covered hills and valleys of the Botriver area. Hiking up the hills, the beautiful views reveal an area rich in vineyards, olive groves and grazing cattle. It is hard to believe that one can exit and escape the hustle and bustle in just one hour’s drive from Cape Town and only seven kilometres from the N2 via the Swartdam gravel road. The accommodation units seem to have risen from the earth like the mushrooms they are aptly named after, as if not to disturb the environment. Each of the cosy and quirky straw-bale and cob rondawels offer … read more about Avani Lodge Private Nature Reserve

Greyton Genadendal Classics For All 2019

The 15th Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival 2019  ~ 24 – 26 May.  Tickets are available from the end of January at Computicket or at the Greyton Info office –

From 24 to 26 May 2019 the charming villages of Greyton and Genadendal in the foothills of the Sonderend Mountains in the Overberg will come alive with the magical sounds of classical music…more about the Greyton Genadendal Classics For All 2019

Restaurants in South Africa

Grille Shack & PitStop on Clarence drive Gordon’s Bay has quickly become one of the favourite hangouts for locals and travellers.

The beautiful meandering Clarence Drive between Gordon’s Bay and Rooi-Els is known for its majestic views of the Ocean skirting the Mountains and the exciting and quirky PitStop and it’s Grille Shack restaurant makes it even more worth the drive. It is a breath of fresh air as a Gordon’s Bay Restaurant#GoldenSeason #GordonsbayGold

Creation Wine

See what is happening at two of the award-winning wine estates of Creationwines Your delivery is One Click Away!
The Creation online store offers you the convenience of selecting and buying wines from our award-winning ranges. It’s quick, easy and secure, with gift options and delivery to your doorstep. Simply click here.

Sumaridge Estate Wines

The beauty and tranquillity at Sumaridge will never fail to soothe frazzled nerves. To see what is in stock, click to order your bliss at home.

Spotlight on Excellence ~ Architectural Design

It has come to my attention that Andrew Greeff Architects Hermanus have delivered no less than 291 buildings over the past 21 years! This renowned firm delivers quality on every score and every time. This newsworthy mention is my little tribute to their great design and inspired work. Andrew Greeff Architects have been featured on programmes such as Top Billing and continues to produce exceptional quality designs and finishes…read more about Andrew Greeff Architects.

Interior Design

The Interior Design division of Andrew Greeff Architects is Blackearth Interiors and Ronel Greeff and her team come equally highly recommended. Whether you know exactly what you want or are looking for guidance, you will be amazed and thrilled with the finished product. They turn a room into a living space! …more about Blackearth Interiors

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.C

Events Galore

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

MARCH 2019

1 March The Rivertones Live Music Tapas Food & Wine Bar

1 – 10 March, Woordfees – Stellenbosch

8 March The Gambles Live Music Tapas Food & Wine Bar

8 March Creative Art Workshop Caffe Blu Hermanus

8 March Lebanese food and creation wine pairing experience Hermanus

9 March 2019 LOVE.ability Market Day

7 – 10 March, Hobby-X – Johannesburg

8 – 10 March, Knysna Literary Festival – Knysna

15 March Jake Gunn & Devin Smith Live Music Tapas Food & Wine Bar

15 – 17 March, Addo Elephant Trail Run – Addo Elephant National Park 

15 March – 14 April 2019, Chicago the Musical – Artscape Opera House

16 March Potjiekos competition The Shuntin’ Shed Botrivier

16 – 17 March, Safety Boat Operators Course – Knysna

16 – 17 March, Safety Boat Operators Course – Knysna

17 March, Bohemian Brilliance – Pretoria

17 – 24 March, ABSA Cape Epic Race

22 March Dale Collins & Wayne Pauli Live Music Tapas Food & Wine Bar

22 March, The Class Room A21 Fundraising Dinner – Sandbaai

28 March, Nature’s Treasure Box Holiday Programme – Cape Town

29 March, Doc MacLean Spook’n Diesal Tour – Pringle Bay   

29 – 30 March, Cape Town International Jazz Festival

31 March – 2 April, Cape Town to Bredasdorp Rail Tour – Cape Town  

APRIL 2019

6 April, Treasure Benguela – Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, Botrivier

10 – 12 April 2019 World Travel Market Africa Cape Town

13 April Barrels & Beards Harvest Festival Botriver

13 April, Tokara Rare Plant Sale – Stanford  

13 April, Stellenbosch Craft Beer Festival

13 & 14 April 2019 Johannesburg Cap Classique & Champagne Festival Polo Club at Inanda.

16 – 18 April, Sam Smith Concert – Grand West

22 April, Andrea Bocelli Concert (SOLD OUT) – Paarl

26 – 28 April, SA Cheese Festival 2019 – Stellenbosch

27 April, Monster Jam – Cape Town

27 – 28 April, FanCon Cape Town Comic Con

28 April, Creating Hope Fundraising Golf Day – Kleinmond

29 April – 5 May, AfrikaBurn 2019 – Tankwa Karoo National Park

MAY 2019

3 May, Tygerberg Orchid Society Autumn Show – Cape Town

4 – 5 May, Kirstenbosch Plant Fair – Cape Town

4 – 5 May, Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

18 May, Concrete Paver Workshop – Durbanville

JULY 2019

20 July, Chas Everitt – Around the Pot 100Miler 2019 – Swellendam

24 – 26 May, Greyton Genadendal Classics 2019 – Greyton

JUNE 2019

7 – 17 June 2019 FynArts Hermanus

21 – 30 June, Knysna Oyster Festival

27 June – 7 July 2019, National Arts Festival – Grahamstown


Lemms Corner Market – Every Sunday in Summer

Weekly Farmers Markets

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

Check in to see what is on at…

The Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Hermanus U3A (University Of The 3rd Age)

Kirstenbosch Events 

Platbos – Africa’s Southernmost forest.

Theatre Lovers

See the latest South Africa Theater Magazine

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra 

Cape Town Opera

On at the Fugard Theatre Cape Town

On at the Brooklyn Theater.

Nosy Rosy Favourites

Places To Eat

At the Village Stall – Hermanus
Botriver Hotel
Die Blaasbalk Restaurant
Caffe Blu Checkers Centre Hermanus
Gabrielskloof Botrivier
La Pentola Hermanus
Spiceroute Paarl
Shuntin Shed Botrivier
Tapas Wine Bar Hermanus
The Marine Hotel Hermanus
Panorama Restaurant Stanford Area

Wine, Wine Tastings & Food pairing

Creation Wines
Sumaridge Estate Wine 
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

Be Our Guest – Holiday homes
Bloemhof Karoo – N1 Close to Three Sisters
Broadwater – Northern Cape
The Marine – Hermanus
Aloe House – Hermanus
Poespasrivier 🙂 Genadendal
Accommodation – McGregor

Places To Shop

Annabelle Hermanus Decor
Beach House
Lawton Roberts Design Abalone-shell objects
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
LABCO Labour Relations
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.


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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