Cape Town International Kite Festival

Cape Town International Kite Festival

Cape Town International Kite Festival

Cape Town International Kite Festival – 1 & 2 November 2014

Lift your spirits ‘Beyond the Blue’ at Africa’s biggest kite festival. The 20th Cape Town International Kite Festival, proudly hosted by Cape Mental Health, will take place in Muizenberg on 1 & 2 November 2014.

This popular annual event attracts talented kiters from around the world and thousands of festival-goers who come to see amazing kite creations. With on-stage entertainment, kiting displays and competitions, kite-making workshops, yummy food stalls and an eclectic market, it’s healthy family fun in support of a very good cause.

The Cape Town International Kite Festival happens on (and above) the lawns of Zandvlei Nature Reserve, Muizenberg (corner Axminster and The Row), from 10:00 to 18:00 daily. Entry is R30 or R10 for children 12 years and under.

For more info: www.capementalhealth.co.za / www.facebook.com/CTKiteFest / 021 447 9040 / info@cmh.org.za

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN BLUES SUMMIT 2014

TABLE MOUNTAIN BLUES SUMMIT 2014

TABLE MOUNTAIN BLUES SUMMIT 2014

TABLE MOUNTAIN BLUES SUMMIT 2014
6 & 7 December, Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville.

“Blues is a natural fact, it is something that a fellow lives.” Big Bill Broonzy.

South Africa’s Premier Blues Music Festival returns to Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville, Cape Town on the 6th and 7th of December 2014. Hosting 20 of the country’s top Blues Rock Artists over 2 days, the 2014 concert is proudly presented and brought to you by local main sponsor COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY and also with great sponsor support by PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC and FENDER SA.

So friends and fans, all you need is a ticket and them’ blue suede shoes (whether real or imaginary) to come and enjoy the finest music making by the following phenomenal local artists:

Dan Patlansky, Albert Frost Trio, Boulevard Blues, The Blues Broers, Gerald Clark and the Deadmen, Pebbleman, Ann Jangle, Dave Ferguson, Mean Black Mamba, Natasha Meister, Crimson House, Basson Loubscher & Violent Free Piece, The Wayne Pauli Trio, Patrick Canovi’s ‘Kiss the Sky’, Piet Botha and Akkedis, The Parlor Vinyls, Charlie King Band, Nhoza Sitsholwana, Riaan & Nick, Fake Leather Blues Band and Sven Blumer.Continue Reading …

Mastering the destination braai

Mastering the destination braai

Mastering the destination braai

No winter can last forever. As spring looms in the near future, Capetonians are looking forward to some well-deserved fun in the sun.

As any South African knows, a balmy spring day in the Cape just calls for a braai, but will you be dishing up the same salty old T-bone as last year?

More than just a “chop and dop”

Like many other culinary pursuits, the field of outdoor cuisine has advanced far beyond its elementary beginnings. Excellent publicity like the Pick n Pay Ultimate Braai Master Series has elevated the humble craft of preparing meat on the fire to a new level of sophistication.

Yes, long gone are the days of “extra effort” amounting to marinating your steak. The braaier of today must have some serious tricks up his or her sleeve. So how can you become a samurai of sizzle?

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Savour Stellenbosch Valley on World Tourism Day

Savour Stellenbosch Valley

Savour Stellenbosch Valley

Rich heritage and heirlooms mixed with authentic cuisine, music and terroir-driven wines will transform Neethlingshof Estate in a must visit ‘destination’ on World Tourism Day, when the inaugural Savour Stellenbosch Valley showcases the area’s diverse offerings on Saturday, 27 September.

The Stellenbosch Valley is home to a myriad of renowned wine estate, hotels and restaurants such as Van Ryn’s Brandy Distillery, Spier, Die Bergkelder, Brenaissance, Jordan, Middelvlei, Devon Valley Hotel, Wedgeview Country House and The House of JC Le Roux and was crowned South Africa’s finest winegrowing area at the Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards in 2012 and 2014.

For one night only, these stellar attractions will descend on the historic Neethlingshof’s Manor House, a national monument, for a celebration of cultural diversity with each of them adding their own unique flair and taste to the event.

“Steeped in history, Neethlingshof is the perfect host for this communal event on World Tourism Day which is held under the theme of Tourism and Community Development this year. With Savour Stellenbosch Valley we want to draw attention to this foremost sub-route community of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes and its rich and varied narratives,” shares Annareth Bolton, CEO of the Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes.Continue Reading …

Big Bottle Festival South Africa

Big Bottle Festival South Africa

Big Bottle Festival South Africa

The Big Bottle Festival is South Africa’s most prestigious annual wine tasting and gourmet food festival, and is one of only two events of its kind worldwide. Now in its fourth year, the event celebrates South Africa’s finest big bottle format masterpieces.

Unique in concept and execution, this indulgent affair brings together 40 of South Africa’s foremost winemakers and five of the country’s top ‘chefs de cuisine’. The luxurious Taj Hotel in Cape Town is host to this year’s Big Bottle Festival which takes place on the weekend of the 29 & 30 August 2014.

Taj Cape Town, synonymous with opulent style and grandeur, has introduced a number of initiatives to entrench its position as the preeminent destination for those partial to the appreciation of fine wine.

The Big Bottle Festival kicks off on Friday evening with an exclusive Gourmand Dinner. Discerning guests will experience exceptional food paired with an extensive selection of wines.

The Gourmand Dinner themed “My Love & My Mistress” which eludes to sommelier Jörg Pfützner’s passion for both Riesling and Pinot Noir, will feature the world’s most acclaimed within these two cultivar categories.Continue Reading …

Nature Reserves in Cape Town

Nature Reserves in Cape Town

Nature Reserves in Cape Town

The Mother-City is one of the world’s most remarkable places, the diversity within its surrounds are truly magnificent.

The ecological state of this breathtaking place is like a candy store to the nature enthusiast, with ecosystems that are unmatched and a level of biodiversity living in such harmony it testifies in its reflection the values and ideals of South Africa’s rainbow nation.

It is for this reason that nature conservation is high on the list of priorities for city officials, to preserve this beauty for both this generation and generations to come. So, the next time you feel like taking a drive through the cape, why not stop by one of our many nature reserves and go for a walk – be sure to pack some snacks, put on your trekking shoes and strap on your water bottle.

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