Durban Xmas day specials

With Xmas just about a month away, it’s time to plan and book your festive activities! If you would like to avoid the stress and hassle of self- catering for friends and family at your home, here’s just the thing! Restaurants all over South Africa are offering Xmas eve and Xmas day specials to make it that much easier!


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Celebrate food and wine culture with Stellenbosch Street Soirees

The popular Stellenbosch Street Soirees are back and transforming oak lined streets with food and wine culture.  Locals and visitors alike will flock to Stellenbosch to sip, savour and share in the vibrant spirit of the ‘forever young’ town.


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Escape the maddening xmas rush at the Gabriëlskloof Favourite Things Market

Perched on the outskirts of Bot River in the Overberg, Gabriëlskloof will once again don its festive bells and whistles for the Favourite Things Market on 12 & 13 December 2014. This special Xmas festival, now it’s in fifth year, celebrates all things local and lekker and allows visitors to escape the dreaded pre-xmas crowded malls and instead enjoy a carefree day  out, while still getting all their Xmas shopping done!

Gabrielskloof Favourite Things Market LR 12


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The stages of eating ice cream

Admit it!
You still have this reaction to ice cream!

ice creamIt’s summer time and that means ice cream!

Watch this hilarious video of the various stages of ice cream eating as told by babies for your daily dose of cute.

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Glitz and glamour at Le Kap Lifestyle fair 2014

It’s almost time for the stylish Le Kap Lifestyle Fair again!
This opulent affair is a highlight of the Stellenbosch social calendar and this year, it’s taking place from 11am to 7pm on the 6 December at the historic Blaauwklippen Vineyards, nestled on the piedmonts of the Stellenbosch mountain range.


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Sushi, sushi everywhere

Sushi is arguably the most popular restaurant food at the moment, replacing pizza and burgers as the ‘go to’ for many people. It is especially popular in summer and spring, since it is cool, refreshing and light.


Here are some facts about sushi that you may not know and some of the best sushi restaurants around SA:

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Pineberries and other hybrid fruits

Pineberries, tangelos, grapples and plumcots. No, these are not foreign words. They are just some of the weird and wonderful fruit hybrids that are becoming popular around the world. In most cases, these fantastical fruits are the work of agriculturists who create hybrids of two or more fruits by cross-pollination: the transfer of pollen from the flower of one plant to the stigma of another. In other cases, the hybrid is a work of nature itself, where two fruits have cross-pollinated on their own.

Here are some of the most impressive fruit hybrids:

The Pineberry


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Buitenverwachting wins five star Platter award

Buitenverwachting has won yet another accolade with the award of a five star in the Platters Wine Guide 2015.  The recipient of this award is the Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc 2013Lars Maack of Buitenverwachting says that what makes this award the most impressive is that out of the 7 700 wines listed in the Platters Guide, only 50 wines received this special accolade.


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Fun Halloween party snacks you can make yourself!

Halloween is just around the corner!
If you’re throwing a Halloween party, here are some ideas for fun, easy to make halloween themed snacks to try out.


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The ultimate coffee experience at the DaVinci Hotel

Nespresso South Africa and Legacy Group’s DaVinci Hotel and Suites has  announced that they have partnered to offer DaVinci guests the ultimate coffee experience from in-room to the elegant Maximillien restaurant.

NICK WELSH , 12/31/2013 , 12/31/2014 , WORLDWIDE , ALL

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