Cape Town’s first ever Street Food Festival

Cape Town’s first ever street food festival will take place at Side Street Studios in Woodstock this Sunday, 27 July 2014. This festival showcases local street food cuisine and provides a platform for street food entrepreneurs, and is a way to preserve age old cultural traditions. 10329228_1481634318717882_8874357387324270520_n

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The banter about banting



Lately, there doesn’t seem to be a day that goes by that I don’t hear the word ‘banting’, or ‘Tim Noakes’. The high fat, low carb diet has become a veritable craze in South Africa. Everyone is doing it or knows someone who is doing it, and they’re all wanting to talk about it.

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Rhebokskloof Wine Estate launches mountain biking track

Absa Cape Epic 2012 Prologue - Meerendal Wine Estate

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, situated in the magnificent Paarl Valley has taken advantage of its prime location and launched dedicated single track routes in the vineyards and slopes on either side of the farm.

The Paarl Mountains are already well known by local riders as a prime mountain biking spot with outstanding views and Rhebokskloof can now boast the most scenic trail route with views over Noord – Agter Paarl.

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Dance like a Seychellois at the Franschoek Bastille Festival

Franschhoek, one of South Africa’s leading food and wine destinations, will once again be hosting the annual Bastille Festival this coming weekend, the 13th and 14th of July. This Festival is a highlight in the year’s social calendar, and 2014 marks a major milestone as it celebrates its 21st birthday!



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Keeping warm with Dining-OUT



Winter has taken a turn for the worse with an intense cold front sweeping over the country. If you’re in Cape Town (as we are), you can expect flooding, gale force winds of up to 75km/h, and apparently, 12cm of snow over Table Mountain overnight!

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It’s Christmas all over again this July at Kievits Kroon

Dreaming of a white Christmas - winter wonderland at the Manor House at Kievits Kroon

Pretend it’s Christmas again at this special Christmas in July event at Kievits Kroon Country Estate, just outside Pretoria, on Saturday 26 July.

Expect to experience all the perks of a Northern hemisphere  Christmas – crackling fire, gluhwein, Christmas tree decorated with lights and baubles, crackers on the table and a lavish meal.


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Gabriëlskloof Gets a New Winemaker & Crystallum a New Home

Gabrielskloof Wine Estate, Bot RiverOne of Bot River’s foremost wine estates, Gabriëlskloof, has announced the appointment of its new winemaker. Peter-Allan Finlayson will commence his magic on the 1st of July 2014. Continue reading

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Discover Delicious at the V&A Waterfront again in 2014

Discover Delicious at the V&A WaterfrontDiscover Delicious, the V&A Waterfront’s winter restaurant campaigne, is back again after its successful inaugural year in 2013. It has been tweaked a little, but the premise is the same – instead of staying indoors all winter, take advantage of the Waterfront restaurant specials while simultaneously standing the chance to win big! Continue reading

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African Pride Board Room Introduces Tim Noakes Menu

Crystal Towers Time Noakes menuAfrican Pride Crystal Towers has become the first hotel to adopt a Tim Noakes-inspired menu for their conference venue, thus allowing conference attendees to make healthy food choices come the tea break. Continue reading

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Kitchen Sessions at The Cellars-Hohenort

The Cellars-Hohenort Kitchen SessionsPeter Tempelhoff and his team have announced an exciting series of cooking courses for anyone and everyone who loves the art of creating meals. Throughout August and September Tempelhoff, Executive Chef for The Collection by Liz McGrath and Grand Chef for Relais & Chateaux, along with Head Chef at The Conservatory at Cellars-Hohenort, Delia Harbottle, will be hosting a series of kitchen sessions in which they share their tips and techniques for creating various dishes, as well as providing insights into how certain dishes at The Cellars-Hohenort are created. Continue reading

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