May & June 2018 South Africa Events and News

 Hello Beautiful People! 

Some Good News ~ May & June 2018

Every day is a good day for reading but the winter is an extra inspiring time! In this issue we cover a couple of inspiring Non-Profit Organisations sponsored for Nosy Rosy by some of our beloved clients. We introduce some gems to visit in the Northern Cape and the Karoo. You can also get inspired by the spotlight on fashion, hair, décor, interior decorating, obviously wine and fantastic winter events. And – the best healthy herb tea right from your garden.

Please remember to either scroll down and enjoy the read or view the digital magazine.

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Featured interestingness and fabulousness this month.

Please consider to help these NPO’s by donating or volunteering.

The Grootbos Foundation is a non-profit organisation, established in 2003 with the vision of conserving the Cape Floral Kingdom and uplifting the communities therein

Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary While providing, managing and working closely with eight different species of predators, Lizaene Cornwall observed and experienced each species’ uniqueness and capabilities, and realised that protecting and caring for big cats is her calling in life.

Creation Wines – International Chardonnay Day

With International Chardonnay Day coming up on 24 May the Creation team takes pleasure in celebrating their unique Chardonnay provenance. A provenance rooted in the ideal cool-climate terroir of the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge

Décor and interior decorating ~ Winter Sale

AnnaBelle Décor is a French inspired brand focusing on bespoke décor and lighting, painted furniture, French antiques and crystal chandeliers. They are running a very special sale until the end of the month. Read more and feast your eyes. 

Classical Music

The 14th Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival is here! From 25 to 27 May 2018 the charming villages of Greyton and Genadendal in the foothills of the Sonderend Mountains in the Overberg come alive with the magical sounds of classical music.

Health & Recipes

To boost morale or sooth your nerves or tummy, go pick some fresh herbs in your garden and make yourself a delicious healthy tea or carbonated cooldrink.


Read more about the art scene and the magnificent Fyn Arts Festival.

Wedding or Any Memorable Function Planning 

FAB Events Company ~ Andre Lambrechts and Dieter Odendaal have extensive experience due to many years of working in the wedding and events industry. Situated in The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and Caledon, they provide expert and creative solutions for all events and weddings.

Accommodation, Wedding & Conference Venue Kimberley Area

Broadwater River Estate is a beautiful privately owned holiday resort. This River Escape is situated on the banks of the Vaal River near Kimberley and the town of Douglas in the Northern Cape

BloemhofKaroo Karoo Northern Cape Guest-farm and Wedding Venue

Karoo Northern Cape Guest-farm BloemhofKaroo is a beautiful old Great Karoo farm steeped in history and it was once owned and loved by Professor Christiaan Barnard. To this day it is a working farm in the Malaria free, Northern Cape. Located just 5km from the N1, between Three Sisters and Richmond.

DO Random Acts of Kindness

Please visit our Random Acts of Kindness category and make someone very happy by participating.


Fiore, the inspired and beloved Garden Center of Greyton has expanded to Botriver and Somerset West! Read more about Fiore.

Knowledge & Books

Nosy Rosy recently had the honour and pleasure of meeting David Hilton Barber. This renowned author and publisher lives in Hermanus with his delightful wife Trudy. The mischievous glint in his eyes promised an intelligent, enjoyable and good social encounter. The promise delivered! More about David Hilton Barber and his books. You are invited to some very interesting book launches, click here to find out more.


Geta Finlayson is the most renowned, well known and beloved jeweller of the Overberg! Her ability to capture ethereal beauty in an object has never ceased to amaze me. It comes from inside her and spills into her work through design and loving care. Every time I wear my Geta pieces I feel deeply special and blessed. Read more about Geta’s Jewellery and art.

Business: Risk assessment

Risk of loss resulting from inadequate or failed internal processes, people and systems or from external events”. With the potential to impact on Productivity, Safety, Health and Environment of the operation and can potentially result in business Interruption, impacting on the Bottom Line. Click here to find available professional risk assesment help

Environment and social responsibility.

Coastal cleanups. Click to see where you and your family and/or friends can slot in and make a difference.

~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.


Creation Wines
Carolyn at Creation Wines has been setting the bar ever higher and it keeps influencing the great effect of wine on the tourism industry. Read the latest Creation Wines Newsletter.

Seven Springs
Follow Seven Springs on Facebook to stay up to date with the jet-setting, wine-sipping super lovely Vaughn and Tim – amongst other things, their Hemel & Aarde Valley Winery has been completed and is handling the fruits of the first harvest!

Sumaridge & the Grapevine
The inimitable Holly keeps everyone entertained! Please read her latest Sumaridge newsletter.

Hermanus Wine Village
If you are in the Overberg region – your journey will be rewarded if you pop in at the Hermanus Wine Village at the foot of the Hemel and Aarde Road. #JustDoIt!  Either way, join the Wine Village Wine Club 2018 for fantastic value for money!

Movie Entertainment

This month’s movie reviews and fascinating facts about all genres, modern and historic: See Maya’s Movie Magic!

Inspired Action & new developments.

The ONE Hemel & Aarde Venue: This breathtakingly magnificent modern structure situated at the top of Shaw’s Mountain Pass, is perfectly built at the entrance to the beautiful Hemel & Aarde (Heaven & Earth) Valley. Its proximity to Cape Town and the spectacular natural scenery makes The ONE Hemel & Aarde one of the most sought-after wedding and special events venues in South Africa. Surrounded by nature reserves and farmland, The ONE is the perfect venue for that ONE special day for ONE happy couple. It offers panoramic vistas over the Overberg which creates a natural amphitheatre of mountains cradling the venue in the arms of velvet fynbos mountains. The ONE, an exclusive state-of- the-art venue, is conveniently located on Shaw’s Pass, halfway between Hermanus and Caledon,

Lady Stanford: The new Lady Stanford River Boat / Barge cruising up and down the Kleinrivier is  beautifully constructed with special wood and aluminium. As soon as the excitement settles and the delicious Stonehouse cheese and drinks and snacks are served, you will involuntarily start breathing deeply and relax into the beautiful surrounds. The cruise is roughly 2 hours long at R295/pp. You will probably eat and drink more than that. Excellent value for money! More information on the Lady Stanford River boat Cruise

Benguela Cove: If you talk to Nick and Penny Streeter, a fondness starts growing by the second syllable. The lovely accent, the kind eyes and the down to earth childlike passion for what they are achieving at Benguela Cove all works together to get one hooked into helpless admiration. The new Moody Lagoon has only been open for 4 months and it is cooking! Read my article on the Moody Lagoon Restaurant at Benguela Cove here.

Now they also sport an 18 hole Adventure Pirate Golf Course! Some of the props were acquired from the Black Sails set and it is so much better now, seeing it in this beautiful setting. It is a little boy’s dream (This boy is called Nick!) The inner child is alive and well and at play! The course is not easy! It is challenging enough to engage the grownups and fun enough to engage any age child. It is a fantastic (a really good place to use that word) place and parents can relax and sip great wine and eat delicious food. Everybody is happy at Benguela Cove Pirate Golf!


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

Every Friday Live Music at Tapas in Hermanus

Every First Friday of the Month Hermanus Artwalk (Except in Winter)

25 to 27 May The Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival

8 – 17 June Fynarts in Hermanus Area

15 – 17 June Calitzdorp Winter Festival

21 – 24 September Hermanus Flower Festival Fernkloof

22 – 24 September Vetplantfees (Succulent Festival) Calitzdorp

26 – 28 October 2018 – Cape Holiday Show Sandringham Estate Stellenbosch


Lemms Corner Market – Every Sunday

Elgin Valley Events

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

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.

Food Markets & Food Lovers

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
Botriver Hotel Die Blaasbalk Restaurant
La Pentola
Spiceroute – Paarl
Tapas Live Music over weekends.
The Marine Hotel
Wildekrans Forage Restaurant

Wine, Wine Tastings & Food pairing
Creation Wines
Seven Springs Vineyards
Sumaridge Estate Wine 

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
Annabelle Hermanus
Abalone-shell 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
Rossouw Modern Hermanus Art
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.

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
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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