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Newsletter & Events ~ September / October 2019

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. We rock on!

You can read the full newsletter online by scrolling down here, page through, click and read our online magazine.

We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.”
Marcus Aurelius

This month’s features: … If participation is your thing, read on, there is enough to keep you on a happy, healthy high for quite some time.

How to buy Real Honey

Honey 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

South African Born Stars
I am of the very opinionated opinion that Iron Man inspiration, Elon Musk and top Hollywood composer Trevor Jones are currently two of our South African Born Heroes and both are greatly influencing the world on a grand scale! #SouthAfricanSwag : )

Woman of the month ~ Nadia Voster Covergirl; The Beautiful Beekeeper

Nadia: “Beekeeping is in my family – my father is a beekeeper in the Northern Cape and my husband Danie and I are both beekeepers. I didn’t set out to become a beekeeper but growing up around bees I couldn’t help but develop a passion for all things bee-related as these amazing creatures give the world so much!”
Find out more about their bees, Honey and products, visit
(Also on the cover and inside story of our online magazine)

Function Venues & Luxury Accommodation

Andreas Luxury Accommodation Wellington
Andreas Luxury Accommodation Wellington

Andreas Wine Estate in Wellington is a historic wine estate producing award-winning Shiraz and offering luxury accommodation. A destination of awe-inspiring beauty off the beaten track, yet easily accessible. The perfect, secluded getaway location.

August Special. Book a two-night stay at Andreas Guest House during the month of August 2019 and receive a 30% discount on the current rate as well as a complimentary afternoon tea for two guests.
From R1260 per person sharing for two nights.
If August is not your month, book for R900 per night per person sharing. Andreas was one of the first Huguenot settlements in the Wellington valley just an hours drive from Cape Town. The beautifully refurbished Cape Dutch property dates from 1799!
If you’re a lover of Shiraz, Andreas produces some of the best!

Random Helpful Hints & Interestingness

WhatsApp on your Computer
You can have your WhatsApp on your computer. Easy typing and also an instant way to get your photos onto your computer and vice versa.  Go to  on your computer. On your phone, click on the three top dots on the right-hand side, click on settings, choose WhatsApp web. A scanner will open, scan the squiggly block (QR codes) and your WhatsApp web computer page, within seconds your WhatsApp will open on your computer. Done. Remember to log out if you are not on a private computer.

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.

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.

N2-&-R43-OVERBERG Where to stop Roadtrip Guide
N2-&-R43-OVERBERG Where to stop Roadtrip Guide

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.

The Wanderer and maps hand drawn newsletter
The Wanderer and maps hand-drawn newsletter


Sumaridge creates a newsletter as delightful as their wines. View it here.

New at Creation Wines; Olive Oil

The Creation team recently introduced their first olive oil. The 2019 Creation Extra Virgin Olive Oil was grown in two Hemel-en-Aarde groves planted in 2007 on the Mount Babylon and Vrede farms and covering 1.5 hectares in total. Selected for their suitability to the terroir, the cultivars include four Italian varieties – Coratina, Leccino, Frantoio and Favolosa – as well as a Sicilian cultivar, Nocellare del Belice.

Die Voormanshuis ~ Accommodation at Creation

If you ever wanted to stay in the Hemel & Aarde Valley, this is where you want to be. Trust Creation Wines to serve a new experience on yet another new level.

The beautiful sleek design of Die Voormanshuis is the brainchild of architect Andrew Finlayson. Even though the building is super modern, it seems to sit butterfly-light in its beautiful surrounds. Set among the vineyards …more about Die Voormanhuis at Creation Wines

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.

Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.
~ Grantland Rice

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.

Events Galore

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


12 – 29 September, Burn the Floor – Durban

12 – 13 September, The Music of David’s Confession & The Hidden Chapters – Somerset West

14 – 15 September, Franschhoek Uncorked

15 September, Norval Foundation Concert Series: Abdullah Ibrahim SOLD OUT – Cape Town

18 – 24 September, Cape Town Baroque Festival

20 September, Global Climate Strike – Cape Town

20 September, The Parlotones LIVE at Kapstadt Brauhaus – Cape Town

20 – 22 September, 102nd Darling Wild Flower Show – Darling Golf Club

20 – 22 September, The Big Bug Expo – Stellenbosch

21 September, Classical Music Concert: Amici Quartet – Franschhoek

21 – 22 September, Earthdance Cape Town 2019

21 – 22 September, Strawberry Festival – George

21 – 24 September, Hermanus Flower Festival 2019

21 – 24 September, Khwa ttu Heritage Festival – Yzerfontein

24 September, Warehouse Book Sale – Cape Town

27 – 29 September, Hermanus Whale Festival

27 September – 20 October, Rock of Ages – Johannesburg

28 – 29 September, Hermanus Wine & Food Festival 2019

28 – 29 September, Durufle’s Requiem – Stellenbosch

30 September – 6 October, CY Market 2019 – Durbanville


5 October, 2019 Annual Penguin Festival – Simon’s Town

5 October, The Bubbly Festival Champagne and Bubbly 2019 – Cape Town

5 October, Pink Power Fun Walk | Breast Cancer Awareness – Benguela Cove | Bot River

5 – 6 October, Stellenbosch University Choir – Stellenbosch

10 – 13 October, Die Groot Plaasproe 2019 – Stellenbosch

11 October, New York Runway – Cape Town

12 October, Fairview Goat Run 2019 – Paarl

12 October, Melkbosstrand Food Festival

12 October, Stellenbosch Craft Beer Festival – Oktoberfest Edition

24 October, The Boer & Butcher presents Francois Van Coke – Stellenbosch

25 – 27 October, Franschhoek Open Gardens

26 – 27 October, Cape Town International Kite Festival 

29 October – 3 November, KAMERS/Makers 2019 Stellenbosch


1 – 3 November, International Tequila Festival – Cape Town

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

2 November, The Big 5 Comedy Show in 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 /

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

Botriver Hotel
Die Blaasbalk Restaurant
Caffe Blu Checkers Centre Hermanus
Ecology Lifestyle Farm Botrivier
Gabrielskloof Botrivier
La Pentola Hermanus
Spiceroute Paarl
Shuntin Shed Botrivier
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
Avani Private Nature Reserve – Botrivier
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.

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
Countryside Hotel For Sale ~ One hour from Cape Town ~ In the heart of The Swartland

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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