October / November South Africa ~ Living with Mischievous Mirth

Hello Beautiful People!

This month we celebrate more of the excellence of the innovative and resourceful endeavours of South Africans (and even an extraordinaire from New York) who set a positive tone for our beloved rainbow nation. We rock on! Let’s do so with some mischievous mirth! This month’s Cover Guy is Nik Rabinowitz, celebrated South African Comedian.

Jump to Events Galore November to May 2020 and more.

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This month’s features: There is enough to keep you on a happy, healthy high for quite some time.

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!


WIN one of these lovely prizes

  • A night for two at Avani Private Nature Reserve Botrivier/Caledon Area.
  • A Haute Cuisine experience for two at the Wildekrans Wine Estate Restaurant. Botrivier.
  • Lunch for two at Manny’s in Botrivier.

    Click here for information on how to enter.

“The only way to survive is to have a sense of humour.”
~ Bob Newhart

Cover Guy ~ Nik Rabinowitz ~ Late Bloomer! On at the Baxter Theater!

Stand-up comic Nik Rabinowitz returns to the Baxter Concert Hall from November 26th with his latest special LATE BLOOMER.

South Africa’s original Xhosa-speaking, Jewish leg-spinner turned comedian’s new stand up show gets under his skin, literally, as he ruminates over his recent DNA test results and a host of other pressing issues in his thoroughly hilarious, inimitable and insensitive manner.

Join Nik as he tries to figure out who he is, where he came from, where he’s going, and how he ended up here, with a wife, three kids, two animals, one mortgage and the vague feeling that he should pack up everything and move back to Lithuania. …More

“One of the best sets by a South African comic in the last four or five years” – Bruce Dennill

What’s up Brew?
Hermanus Brewery is up bru! …

Really right up there where stars are born.

Read about how a dream became a reality…

Travel Bugz for travel lovers

Brilliance on Wheels!
Travel Bugz

The price is right. No special driving experience is required. It’s economical and reliable. It has everything you need to hit the road and start your adventure.

Creation Wines

Creation Wines’ ability to constantly surprise and delight all with a fresh take on things never seizes to amaze all. 

Watch the delighful videos of the Flashmob in Hermanus last month. Building community and inspiring our youth. 

For those close to Hamburg on Friday 8 November, there will be a great experience at the Wine & Dine Creation November 2019 im Landhaus Scherrer 
Fri 19:00 UTC+01 · Landhaus Scherrer · Hamburg, Germany

On January 24, those within range can experience the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration 2020: Under Pinot Skies 
24 Jan 2020–25 Jan 2020


Meet Hein Stirred (Van Tonder) Award Winning Food photographer and Recipe Spotter
Congratulations Hein! 

About Hein

“At 44 I was ticking along nicely with my own bookkeeping business but yearned for a creative outlet. I tried many different things. I got given a camera before a trip to New York, and photography emerged as the perfect partner to my life-long affair with food… read more

Fugard Theatre ~ Cape Town 5 – 17 November 
Godfrey Johnson in partnership with The Fugard Theatre presents the much-anticipated return of the theatrical tour-de-force, Vaslav, to Cape Town audiences. Vaslav has had critics and audiences riveted since it premiered in 2015. 
https://thefugard.com/production/vaslava /
Please join the beautiful initiative of the Theewaterskloof Municipality in shining the spotlight on our unsung local heroes. There are people who truly make a difference! 
Please nominate your local TWK area hero! 



Panorama Restaurant at 5 Star Bellavista – Worth the drive out there, for the view and the food!Chef Dino in the organic Panorama garden, giving the herbs some love, while getting more inspired. Chef Dino of Bellavista’s Panorama Restaurant – giving the herbs some love : ) 

Sumaridge ~ A Celebration of Peace, Liberty and Reconciliation

Read the beautifully put together Sumaridge September newsletter 

These words have become the Normandy
motto for 2019 and all the events marking
6th June, which have commemorated the
start of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day
Landings, and the subsequent bloody
battles that led to the liberation of the
occupied countries of northern Europe.
Belgium was officially liberated on 4th
September… Read more

Function Venues & Luxury Accommodation

The Marine Hermanus

Congratulation to The Marine Hermanus for winning the 2019 Platinum award for the best wine list by Diners Club International.

The Marine Hotel in Hermanus has been a must-visit since the early nineteen hundreds as the oldest hotel and the second oldest building in Hermanus. (More about the History of The Marine Hotel)

N2-&-R43-OVERBERG Where to stop Roadtrip Guide​​Please click to visit the road-tripping page and/or look at the latest visitors video of a road trip to Avani Lodge Private Nature Reserve outside Bot River. Visitor #VideoCompetition #Win a free weekend breakaway & extras. Ask for details to participate.

I keep adding to the map I created of some of my favourite places to STOP at on your way anywhere in the Overberg. Special focus on the N2 from Grabouw to Swellendam (and beyond) and the R43 from Botriver via Hermanus to Gansbaai and beyond. Please share and suggest your favourite places to STOP.

I keep adding to the map I created of some of my favourite places to STOP at on your way anywhere in the Overberg. Special focus on the N2 from Grabouw to Swellendam (and beyond) and the R43 from Botriver via Hermanus to Gansbaai and beyond. Please share and suggest your favourite places to STOP.


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 has a special running for the whole of September. 

Previous Popular Articles

Honey vs Fake Honey

How to buy Real HoneyHoney Interrupted”! We did some serious research to be able to inform health-minded people on how to know which Honey to buy! Natural should be natural – but it became complicated. We try to simplify it before you lose interest and buy junk. 80% of Honey in our shops are imported from China, all goodness killed by irradiation and/or fake syrups posing as honey. Please read more and find some fun and easy tests to make sure that you paid for what you were lead to believe you were buying. Award-winning and real Honey in South Africa versus Fake Honey. How to buy Honey 101

Forest Bathing

Forest bathing, as a calming and healing practice, became known in Japan in the 1980s. The obvious feel-good factors all apply but now we understand more about the physiological benefits, apart from the eye-pleasing scenery, gentle hiking exercise and extra oxygen. Phytoncide is a substance emitted by plants & trees and generally means the aroma of the forest. “Phyton” means “plant” in Latin, and “cide” means to exterminate. Phytoncides are produced to help plants & trees protect themselves from harmful insects and germs, but researchers now offer proof of their enormous health benefits to human life. Read more about forest bathing and your health and happiness.

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new sights,  but in looking with new eyes."

Marcel Proust

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. 


1 November, Gimme Shelter | A Rolling Stones Tribute – Noordhoek

1 November, Halloween: The Haunted Masquerade Mystery Game Event – Hout Bay

1 – 3 November, International Tequila Festival – Cape Town

1 – 3 November, MamaMagic Baby Expo – Cape Town

1, 8, 15 & 22 November, Jazz Fridays – Stellenbosch

2 November, AKA Orchestra Ethekwini – Durban

2 November, The Big 5 Comedy Show in Cape Town

2 November, Classical Music Concert: Antonio Chen Guang (Piano) – Franschhoek

2 November, Cosplay Fun Walk for Rescue Cats – Somerset West

2 – 3 November, Elgin Open Gardens

5 – 17 November, Vaslav – Fugard Theatre Cape Town

6 – 10 November, The Constantia Gift Fair – Cape Town

8  November,  Wine & Dine Creation November 2019 im Landhaus Scherrer  Hamburg, Germany

9 November, Agulhas Triangle Wine Festival – Bredasdorp

9 November, Desmond and the Tutus LIVE – Stellenbosch

9 November, Elvis Blue by Skilpad Teater – Vyeboom

9 – 10 November, Stellenberg Gardens Open Day – Cape Town

9 – 10 November, We Love Summer’s 7th Birthday ft. Josh Butler & Friends – Somerset West

9 November – 9 December, Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival – Cape Town

12 November, Beach Boudoir | Maiden’s Cove – Cape Town

12 November, Toni Braxton LIVE – Cape Town

15 – 17 November, Garden of Lights – Stellenbosch

16 November, Bubbly and Bublé – Benguela Cove | Bot River

16 November, Liefde by Die Dam CPT

16 – 17 November, V&A Waterfront Motor Show – Cape Town

22 November – 22 December, The Lion and the Lamb Musical – Johannesburg

23 November, Passenger LIVE – Johannesburg

24 – 25 November, Fizzytherapy Festival – Villiera Wines | Stellenbosch

26 November – 14 December Late Bloomer by Nik Rabinowitz Baxter Theatre Cape Town

28 November – 21 December, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Somerset West

29 November – 1 December, Cape Town Festival of Beer | 10 Years of Beer 

29 November – 6 December, Plett Rage Festival – Plettenberg Bay

30 November – 1 December, Festival of Rebels 2019 | Motorcycle Lifestyle Festival – Cape Town


1 December 2019 – 5 January 2020, Joburg Zoo Festival of Lights

4 – 9 December, Cape Tango Festival 2019 – Cape Town

6 – 8 December, Tesselaarsdal Festival

6 December 2019 – 12 January 2020, The Rocky Horror Show – Cape Town

7 December, Classical Music Concert: The Songmakers’ Guild Christmas Concert – Franschhoek

7 December, Craig Lucas LIVE at The Caledon

7 – 8 December, Valley of Light | The Tale of the Dragonfly Music Festival – Cape Town Ostrich Ranch

8 December, Somerset Fresh 2019

12 December, Muslim Hands Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament – The Rondebosch Golf Club

14 December, Bubbly & Gin Summer Festival 2019 – Cape Town

14 December, Ruhan du Toit | The Sound of Silence at Die Boer Theatre – Durbanville

19 December, Anna Wolf | What’s in the Woods Tour – Noordhoek

19 – 21 December, African Angels Opera – Cape Town

27 – 28 December, Cause & Effect Open Air Festival ft. Ranji – Vissershok

31 December, Platinum Jukebox | New Year’s Eve Party – Tygervalley

31 December – 2 January 2020, The Little Forest Festival – Cape Town


3 January, Sunset Concert ft. Louise Carver & Ross Learmonth – Stanford

6 – 10 January, Kids Holiday Art School – Johannesburg

9 – 12 January, Cape Town Jazzathon

10 & 24 January, Creative Awareness and Healing Through Movement Classes – Johannesburg

25 – 25 January  Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration 2020: Under Pinot Skies  

MAY 2020

1 – 3 May,
Comic-Con Cape Town


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 / ivan@designscape.co.za

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
Shuntin Shed Botrivier
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

We design websites with an approach of effective & fast functional beauty. We go the extra mile to get the traffic you want on your website.  www.webwits.co.za

She brings Joy 

And as always;
“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