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Please participate in our petition against the proposed road through Fernkloof. Read about it here and please sign & share this link to help us protect our beautiful
#Overberg! #RespectOurPlanet https://goo.gl/8ebLGe
The best Benoni export ever – actress Charlize Theron is a wonderful ambassadress for South Africa and Afrikaans. She once again made the nation proud by earning her latest Oscar for best actress in the brilliant Mad Max: Fury Road. Charlize accepted the Oscar in a fiery red Dior gown which also earned her yet another Best Dressed accolade. Charlize is currently preparing to open The Huntsman: Winter’s War and the Cannes-bound Sean Penn-directed The Last Face, she is in the early stages to re-team with director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody. They made Young Adult in 2011, and now they are early stage talks to team again in Cody’s latest script that Reitman will direct, which doesn’t have a title. All we know is it’s about motherhood. Charlize Theron has officially joined the cast “Fast 8,” the next installment in Universal’s long-running “Fast and Furious” franchise. View a list of Charlize Theron’s awards and nominations here.
Get involved with her Africa outreach – http://charlizeafricaoutreach.org/get-involved/
Things to do & See
Something interesting to do, and not weather dependent, is to go on a tour at Heart of Abalone and learn all about Abalone. You can meet this mysterious mollusc and learn about the cultivation of this endangered species at our Heart Shed in Hermanus! Walk through a working abalone farm. See the abalone up close in their natural and farmed environment. Enjoy a tasting of this delicacy in various forms. www.heartofabalone.co.za
Visit a Country Market! It is lovely to find the Hermanus Country Market and the Stanford Sunset Market high on this list.
Nosy Rosy had the honour and pleasure of being invited to Ormonde Private Cellars in Darling – Please click here to read our wine tasting story.
Read our recent Restaurant reviews: Lunchtime experience at Wildekrans Open Dining and The Botrivier Hotel Experience.
More than 16 years ago John Platter came into the South African Wine World with a bang. He is still as relevant, charming and opinionated today as he was then – and we love it!
Please click on the link to read about his latest book. The return of John Platter – My kind of wine.
The Cape Town’s Official Tourism website suggests 50 reasons why Cape Town can be good for your health.
Among the interesting things to do you will find the Cape Camino: The route embraces the city of Cape Town in the north, Cape Point in the south and crosses over at Constantia Nek. It is divided into 7 legs of about 20 km each, for ease of digestion and understanding.
Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
~Francis of Assisi
Health & Fitness
A word from Mat at Proactive Fitness Hermanus
Landscape architecture and horticulture have played monumental roles in the history and habits of peoples’ lives throughout all ages. It still is where science, art and necessity meet. From cultivating food to creating spaces where special moments can be celebrated or a book can be read in tranquility, it is essential for our physical and psychological wellbeing. Look at the tranquil and beautiful spaces created by CHB Landscaping.
Events for Everyone
World Economic Forum on Africa2015 – Cape Town, South Africa 3-5 June 2015. Then and Now: Re-imagining Africa’s Future
See what is on at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
See what is on at Hermanus U3A (University Of The 3rd Age)
Afrika Burn Tankwa Karoo 27 April – 3 May
Platbos – Africa’s Southernmost forest.
District Six – Kanala – From 2 February 2016
Additional performances added – now booking to 19 March.
David Kramer, who together with his partner the late Taliep Petersen created the hugely successful musicals – District Six, Fairyland and Kat and the Kings, will celebrate the vibrant musical culture that was to be found in the streets, halls, hotels, clubs and bioscopes of 1960’s District Six. This musical tribute, presented by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre, marks the 50th anniversary of the destruction of District Six.
Food Markets & Food Lovers
Von Geusau Chocolates is delighted to announce that their range of artisanal chocolates now includes a sublime, sugar free, chocolate slab. Available in both milk and dark chocolate, our sugar free range uses the finest quality Belgian chocolate, distinguished by its high cocoa percentage, and absence of artificial flavours and vegetable fats.
A natural sweetener, Maltitol, a reduced calorie, reduced carbohydrate sweetener that has 80% the sweetness of sugar, is used to ensure all the sweetness remains without the calories.
Von Geusau Chocolates has been hand-crafting chocolates in the Overberg village of Greyton, under chocolatier Richard von Geusau since 2000. The sugar free chocolate slabs join an indulgent and luxurious range of chocolates, pralines and truffles. Please contact Von Geusau Chocolates for further info: 028 254 9100 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hermanus Country Market Every Saturday morning at the Hermanus cricket club. 9am to 13pm.
Greyton Saturday Market Every Saturday
Stanford Sunset Market Last Friday of each month
Sedgefield Scarab Market Every Saturday come rain or shine. Garden Route, Western Cape
Higly Recommended for foodies:
Look at the Smoke House & Activities on The AShack.
Caring Community &
Doing Random Acts of Kindness
RIGHT TO READ CAMPAIGN – Book donations needed please.
50 donated books have been giving to each of two Grade R classes, but there are 43 more waiting in line. The end of February is the cut-off date and we still need a minimum of 600 more books. Please help us fill an aching gap in the lives of many hundreds of our own young children of the #Overstrand.
Donations can be made to the Enlighten Education Trust bank account at Standard Bank Hermanus (Branch Code 050-312); Account Number: 082251878; reference Right to Read and your name. Or you can drop off cash or books at Enlighten, for the attention of Elmine or Elaine. Tel 028 313 0974.
Please support the new Butterfly Centre – Special needs schools and therapy centre in Stanford.
Please help our NSRI Heroes to help us.
Support the NSRI
The Clothing Bank‘s mission is to empower unemployed mothers through enterprise development. 14 Arum Road Hermanus Industria Contact Magda 028 312 1774
A seven-day journey by four women through a surreal desert landscape yields awe-inspiring sights, and hard-won lessons (know how to change a flat).
Story via The New York Times
Introducing some of my favourite #Travel bloggers.
Travel highlights of 2015
Meet Anje – a Travel Blogger Going Somewhere Slowly. Travel Addict, Coffee Junkie, Word Enthusiast, Bicycle Nut, Globetrotter, Solo Traveller and South African. Twitter Handle: @AnjeRautenbach
Meet Di Brown – The Roaming Giraffe. Loves to write and rave about South Africa, Africa and travel. A huge advocate of the #ShotLeft campaign and a cartographer by trade and co-owner of Jabedi Mapping. Check out the fantastic travel & map App! The Voice Map app is exactly what the name implies. Each walk you select and download becomes a fully comprehensive, talking tour guide on your smart phone or tablet. Twitter Handle:@DiBrown5
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. ~ Charles Darwin
Nosy Rosy Favourites
Places To Eat
Botriver Hotel Die Blaasbalk Restaurant
Gecko & Harbour Rock
Spiceroute – Paarl
Tapas Live Music over weekends.
The Marine Hotel
Wildekrans Open Dining
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
Poespasrivier : )
Places To Shop
See the extraordinary abalone-shell vases and mirrors by Lawton Roberts Design
Gift ideas and more
Exclusive Works – The Ultimate Stainless Steel Pans, trailers etc!
Foto First – photographic desires.
PCXPress ALL computer needs
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Sonic WiFi -Retail | Repairs & Installations
Earthworks – Garden Design & Service with care!
Exclusive Works – Steelworks & Building Expertise
Grow your business: The labour office
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Woodworks – Dream it,
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Unnata® Aerial Yoga HERMANUS
“The inverted poses revitalize the whole system. They take the weight off the legs, relieving strain. “..read more about aerial yoga
Pappin Pretorius Optometrist
Get Fit! ProActive Fitness
Child and family counselling
Things To Do
“Cooking for Pleasure” Classes at the Overstrand Training Institute.
Paleo your body into shape!
Go to the Saturday morning Farmers’ Market
Learn to dance with confidence!
Hermanus U3A Program
Join Whale Coast conservation
Visit SpiceRoute Paarl
Property For Sale.
Country place for sale – Stanford area
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