South Africa May / June 2019

Hello Beautiful People!

This month we celebrate the excellence of some of the innovative “Shiny happy people” who set a positive tone for our beloved rainbow nation. We rock on!

You can scroll and read below or go to the digital magazine or printable PDF 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!

This month’s features:


We are Blessed with beautiful winter days and if Roadtripping is your thing, I have created a map with 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 suggest places to STOP if I have not discovered them yet!

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

Beauty, health & Style

Capelli La Vita
Visit this beautifully designed online magazine to see creations from Jacques Lagrange couture, MCC from Deetlefs Wine Estate and much, much more.

Honey Suckle Beauty products

Photographed by John de Garis

Honeysuckle: House of Honey offers a range of hand-made natural skincare products made with natural beeswax, raw honey, propolis and oils such as avocado, sweet almond, eucalyptus, organic olive oil, essential oils, Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract, Pomegranate Leaf Extract etc. Honeysuckle will leave your skin feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and smelling delicious!

The Pompadour Hairstyle – history

Judy Garland, being in the news again with the upcoming movie celebrating her life (played by Renee Zellweger) her ever trend-setting hairstyles come into focus too, one of them was the Pompadour. This ancient style would just not go away! Most people believe that it stems from the 50’s Rock styles like Elvis and many other stars, but its history goes back far beyond that!

The pompadour is a hairstyle named for Madame de Pompadour, a mistress of King Louis XV. Although there are numerous variations of the style for men, women, and children, the basic concept is hair swept upwards from the face and worn high over the forehead, and sometimes upswept around the sides and back as well.

After its initial popularity among fashionable women in the 18th century, the style was revived as part of the Gibson Girl look in the 1890s and continued to be in vogue until World War I. The style was in vogue for women once again in the 1940s.

The men’s version, as worn by existentialist Franz Kafka and early country and rock and roll stars such as Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, was popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

The style enjoyed yet another renaissance in the mid-2010s and variations of the pompadour style is now, yet again, seen everywhere. From the sublime to the ridiculous… “whatever blows your hair back!”

Hermanus Pilates Studio

Hermanus Pilates Studio, owned by Yvette Hershaw, is situated on Main Road in the heart of old Hermanus, next to the NG Church and opposite Absa Bank.

The peaceful sunlit facility provides space for certified instructors and clients to practice the BASI Pilates method in a mind-body balance environment. All studio staff are certified BASI instructors.

The approach is to assist people to reach their fitness goals and to adopt a positive lifestyle emphasizing breathing, core conditioning and body awareness. Our easy to follow programs are scientifically developed to strengthen and streamline your body without building bulk or putting stress on your joints.


We cover any and all events across South Africa and two of my favourite Overberg events of the year are the Greyton Genadendal Classics For All Festival and the Hermanus FynArts Festival. Click here to Win a Ticket!

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


Creation Wines & FynArts

With its launch timed as a prelude to this year’s FynArts Festival, the anticipation surrounding Creation’s new ‘Story’ menu is mounting. And so is the excitement elicited by Nanette Ranger’s exquisite sculptures already gracing the Creation Fynbos Garden. Add to these the magical chords compiled by local sound designer Ivo Ivanov, and it becomes abundantly clear that you can look forward to an amazing sensory experience: ‘Integration at Creation’.

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.

MAY 2019

28 May Blaine Josephs Voice Recital 4S – Stellenbosch

29 – 30 May Game of Tones Karaoke – Cape Town

30 May – 2 June, VWL Cape Town Clothing Sale

31 May Gourmet Wine Evening – The Marine Hotel Hermanus

31 May Open Play – Hout Bay International School

31 May Social Night Ride – Hermanus

JUNE 2019

1 June Greyton Nature Reserve Flower Excursion & Hike

3 June Lauren Wesley-Smith Cello 4S Recital – Stellenbosch

5 June – 6 November 2019 (Every first Wednesday), HQ Fine Wining – Klein Constantia, Cape Town

6 – 8 June, Let It Rain Solo Exhibition, Hermien van der Merwe – Stellenbosch

7 – 17 June 2019 FynArts Hermanus

7 – 9 June, Wacky Wine Weekend – Robertson

8 June, Early B live performance – Caledon

8 June, TCK Presents: Night Moves – Cape Town

8 June, Michael W. Smith SA Tour – GrandWest, Cape Town

13 June, Ramm and a Romantic Bruckner – Cape Town City Hall

14 – 15 June, Napier Patat Festival

14 – 16 June, Father’s Day Weekend at Rojaal – Elgin

14 – 16 & 21 – 23 June, 2019 Winter Wonderland Festival – Gordon’s Bay

21 June, YogaBum’s International Yoga Day, Winter Solstice, Fundraiser – Hermanus Waldorf School

21 – 30 June, Knysna Oyster Festival

22 June, Rocking the Lagoon at Benguela Cove – Bot River

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

28 – 29 June, The Great South African Gin Festival – Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town

JULY 2019

3 – 4 July, Clint & Co – Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute – Cape Town Barnyard

6 July, Pine Workshop with Terry Erasmus: Winter Tasks – Cape Town

6 July, West Peak Hike – No Booking Required – Somerset West

7 July, Pik Swart Live at The Thirsty Oyster – Gordon’s Bay

10 July, Nataniel in Concert – Somerset West

10 – 14 July, Disney On Ice Magical Ice Festival – Cape Town

12 – 13 July, Planetshakers Conference 2019 – Cape Town

13 July, Hacks – Clearing Alien Vegetation – Somerset West

13 – 14 July, Franschhoek Bastille Festival

18 – 20 July, Opera in 1 Hour: Die Vertrek – Cape Town

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

20 July, Soetes & Soup Festival – Cape Town

26 July, Jo Black 4 Blackies Konsert – Wellington

26 July, The Parlotones – Beautiful Life Tour – Cape Town Barnyard

27 July, Dockside Winter Market – Cape Town

27 July, Megan-Geoffrey Prins Piano Recital – Cape Town

Click to find Many Calitzdorp and surround events here.


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
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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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