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Holden Manz will be Winemaker of the month at Protgégé Restaurant for May, culminating in a paired Winemaker dinner at the end of the month.

Bring the kids, family and friends to the Museum Saturday programme at Rupert Museum and make the museum your home for the day.

The Beautiful Bertha’s Retreat at Boschendal, is a collection of cottages situated in a far corner of the farm with exquisite mountain views.




The Dining Room of In collaboration with the Irma Stern Museum Part of Nature Morte - The Still From Life exhibition 23 March – 22 August 2021




A Perfect Escape at Perivoli Lagoon House

Perivoli Lagoon House has opened outside Stanford on the Whale Coast close to Hermanus, a two-hour drive from Cape Town. The villa is booked on an exclusive-use basis for up to eight people with flexible booking options that include housekeeping service, as well as a choice of all-inclusive or self-catering. Perivoli Lagoon House is managed by seasoned hoteliers Marcelino and Simoné Henckert and is owned by the philanthropically focussed Perivoli Trust, which channels all profits to conserving and restoring the land, while any surplus is donated to the charitable Perivoli Schools Trust. Designed by architect Gregg Goddard with interior design by Simoné Henckert, the ultra-contemporary open-plan design with its elegantly curved roof is a new landmark on the banks of the Klein River lagoon. It is home to four double suites with private bathrooms and terraces, and generous living areas that spill out onto sprawling wooden decks and a heated infinity pool. The house invites complete relaxation with deep sofas and shaded views of the lagoon to immerse oneself in nature,

watch the birds and breathe the fragrant fynbos. Geared to all-year round comfort, Perivoli is equipped with a woodburning fireplace and efficient eco-friendly pellet stoves, as well as ceiling fans and insect screens. The kitchen is stateof-the-art, leading to spacious indoor and outdoor dining areas with a BBQ station under cover. A chef is available to cater by prior arrangement.

to nearby Walker Bay Nature Reserve, to birdwatching, mountain biking and canoeing. Guests at Perivoli have access to a speedboat to make full use of the unique lakeside location which lends itself to water activities such as water skiing and tubing, as well as fishing. More relaxing pursuits include yoga baskets, in-room massages and lounging around the magnificent swimming pool.

Situated on 140 hectares that is in the process of being proclaimed a nature reserve, Perivoli is a natural hideaway of wide-open spaces and breathtaking views. It is the perfect backdrop for quality time spent with family and friends where children of all ages are welcome. A myriad of adventures and activities await within the isolated wilderness, from guided fynbos walks and beach excursions

On the doorstep waiting to be explored, is the surrounding area of Stanford and Hermanus. The region has received global acclaim for local culinary gems that include awardwinning restaurants, craft breweries and cheeseries, as well as wine estates. Contact 021 000 3367 | reservations@perivoliafrica.com www.perivoliafrica.com

The Ongoing Evolution of Bosjes

BOSJES Estate, situated in the scenic Breede River valley is brimming with new energy, with a new high design pantry style coffee shop and farm shop set amid the landscaped indigenous gardens. The outdoor spaces were key to the design of the new gardens where guests can enjoy the new BOSJES Spens and the BOSJES Winkel which blend effortlessly into the new gardens and broader landscape, a testament to the creative collaboration between architect Coetzee Steyn, of Steyn Studio, and Square One Landscape Architects. The Winkel is a contemporary interpretation of a country store, curated by acclaimed interior designer Liam Mooney who has filled the space with a covetable collection of bespoke wares, local crafts and upcycled décor. The Spens, blends the best elements of a café, coffee shop and well-stocked country pantry. Talented pastry chef Rafieq Jacobs and chef Kim Cox lead the kitchen team with an array of delicious dishes from breakfast to lazy afternoon picnics. The landscaped gardens are spread across three sloping terraces, connected by a curving pathway that provide universal access while creating a visual link between the woodland landscape, forested play areas, spacious lawns and conservation garden planted with endangered renosterveld. Circular sandpits for children reference South Africa’s traditional farm dams and reservoirs, while the dedicated children’s play area equipment includes kid-friendly farming implements, sandpits and splash-pads. The Boombrug, a treetop-walkway with panoramic views is set alongside zip-lines and entertaining clamber-frames for kids.


At Bosjes, the built and natural environment merge effortlessly in a perfect blend of culture and tradition, natural beauty and inspired design. www.bosjes.co.za

Spoil your mom this mothers day to a classical concert by Carol Thorns and Deborah Wai Kapohe. Concert only R280pp. High tea style breakfast before concert at R250pp inclusive of a glass of bubbles and tea or a three course lunch after the concert at R425pp. www.franschhoeklife.co.za




Treat mom to a special Mother’s Day picnic with delicious eats & treats while you lounge on the lush Werf Lawns with live music filling the air. R700 for a basket for two and R125 per kiddies basket.



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Holden Manz will be Winemaker of month at Protgégé for May culminating in two Winemaker dinners. Enjoy five-course chefs menu paired with Holden Manz wines. 18h30 for 19h00. A deposit is required at the time of booking.


New live music evenings on select Saturdays. Enjoy breads and spreads from the bakery to start, a choice of mains, and homemade macarons with coffee for dessert. Dates Sat 29 May & Sat 19 June. Time 18h30-20h30. Cost R350pp.

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Join the Rupert Museum 29 May for a celebration of art, culture, music and food. Bring the kids, your family and friends, and make the museum your home for the day.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Afternoon Tea served at the Orangerie at Le Lude Estate. Indulge in a selection of TWG tea, finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam and cream, a range of delicate pastries, and Le Lude Cap Classique. Booking 24 hours in advance essential.

Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with the latest showings and events at our theatre.

Museum Saturday programme from 10h0016h00. Attendance is free, booking is essential.


ENQUIRIES 021 888 3344

BOOKINGS 021 876 2961

BOOKINGS www.franschhoektheatre.co.za



Register and book online at: www.franschhoektheatre.co.za

Weekdays 10h00-16h00. Weekends 09h00-11h00, 14h30-16h30.

Contact Denise at denise@rupertmuseum.org




Sit back, relax and enjoy your favourite movies while you snack on delicious farm treats. Gates open at 17h45 and the show starts at 19h00. Every Saturday (weather permitting). Bookings are essential.

Weekends were made for al fresco shopping at The Farm Shop. Join us just outside the Farm Shop to browse our beautiful fresh produce and delicious farm treats. Saturday and Sunday from 09h0016h00.

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Movie selection for May 01 May – A Star is Born (2018) | 15 May – Erin Brockovich (2000) | 22 May – Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) | 29 May – Life of Pi (2012) INFO www.boschendal.com


BOOKINGS reservations@cabriere.co.za



BOOKINGS 021 224 0801


INFO www.boschendal.com


CONTACT 083 263 6997 info@lifebrands.co.za www.lifebrands.co.za

INFO www.boschendal.com www.franschhoeklife.co.za


Fancy a Bourbon or Whisky?


Whether you’re into a bourbon or prefer a traditional whiskey, make your World Whisky Day memorable with the world’s number one selling bourbon, Jim Beam and a new generation blend Suntory Whisky Toki. Appreciated by the world’s most discerning whiskey palates, Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon has perfected the art of bourbon creation through maintaining consistency and a smooth top notch flavour. Created in 1788 by Jacob Beam who used his father’s whiskey recipe to distil his excess corn into a new, sweeter kind of whiskey-bourbon. Jim Beam is aged for no less than two years in brand new charred oak barrels which lends to a welcoming mixture of toasted oak, some sweetness and hints of oak vanilla and spice. For over 225 years and surviving a lengthy prohibition, the Beam family has stayed true to their bourbon and to each other. With the popularity of Japanese whisky swiftly rising across the globe, Suntory Whisky Toki embodies a proud heritage.

Toki, meaning ‘time’ in Japanese, comes from the House of Suntory’s globally acclaimed Hakushu, Yamazaki and Chita Distilleries, bringing together old and new to create a blended Japanese whisky that is both ground breaking and timeless. Toki Whisky features exquisite balance, harmony and oneness, incorporating the singular Hakushu American white oak cask malt whisky and Chita heavy-type grain whisky, giving a clean taste with notes of sweetness and vanilla. The pairing of these seemingly dissimilar but deeply accordant whiskies combined their exquisite balance of subtlety and refinement sparking a powerful and creative energy in the world of whisky. Available in major retailers nationwide.

See https://lifebrands.co.za/fancy-a-bourbon-or-whisky-celebrate-world-whisky-day-with-the-best-this-season/ for recipes

Pierre Jourdan & Macarons Join us for our new tasting experience in celebration of Cap Classique, a wine style celebrating 50 years of creation in South Africa... MACARON PAIRING | Fri, Sat & Sun from 10am

Visit our website for the latest opening hours, menus & experiences BOOK |

reservations@cabriere.co.za | 021 876 8500

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A New Dawn for Stellenzicht Wines

One of Stellenbosch’s most beloved wineries that once heralded a new era for South African wine has been transformed. The famed winery lies within Stellenbosch’s Upper Blaauwklippen Valley, in the foothills of the Helderberg mountain. Stellenzicht was acquired four years ago by Baron Hans von Staff-Reitzenstein, a renowned German wine collector with a passion for South Africa. An experienced wine team was assembled, and upgrades were set in motion that included the removal of alien vegetation, re-establishing indigenous wilderness species and an intense focus on the wines. A vine re-planting programme was conceived with the help of renowned viticulturists Dawid Saayman and the late Prof. Eben Archer. The cultivars that were settled on as Stellenzicht flagbearers were Shiraz, Chardonnay, Cinsault and Cabernet Sauvignon. Strangely shaped rocks, uncovered on the site, suggested a tale that was even older than the farm’s contemporary history. Later determined to be Acheulean hand-axes, ancient pear-shaped stone tools named after the French region where they were first discovered. “It was a lightbulb moment,” says winemaker L’Ré Burger, who joined the property in 2017. “Irrespective of changing ownerships and farming activities, the rocks have stood the test of time. Now they speak through the wines.” From vine to bottle, preserving this voice of the land in the wines has been a founding principle of the new range. The portfolio now consists of three ranges. For more information, visit www.stellenzicht.com

Soul Food Treat at Bertha’s Retreat

Bertha’s Retreat at Boschendal Farm Estate (a collection of eighteen twobedroom cottages situated in a far corner of the farm with exquisite mountain views) is consistently rated as one of the top nine family hotels in the world. This is no surprise, if you are looking for wide open spaces and a taste of luxury farm living, look no further for your home away from home. You will be spoiled for choice at Boschendal, with a myriad of outdoor family activities to choose from. The young farm explorers (aged 5-14 years) can engage in authentic farm experiences with exclusive, fully supervised, outdoor farm experiences at The Tree House … Acorn hideouts, slides, walkways, platforms, mushroom pods and pyramids and pump track are open to all Boschendal young guests with the necessary precautions to provide a safe outdoor play area for free range kids. Bertha’s Retreat, is offering rates from only R850 P/P P/N – (min two guests) and kids stay free at the retreat cottages for all of 2021, so adults get time to unwind and take a well-deserved break. What this means for the family looking for a staycation is that they can enjoy the relaxed beauty of Bertha’s retreat and only adults pay! A winner choice valid for the whole year. And for day visitors, kids eat free at the deli every Monday through Thursday! www.boschendal.com/accommodation/berthas-retreat/






Veuve Clicquot Polo Brunch Series at Val de Vie Estate.

invites you to a full day of good vibes at the magnificent La Roche Estate. Anyone is welcome, regardless of your relationship to Yoga. Book your spot – www.larocheestate.com

On select Sundays in May, champagne and polo enthusiasts are invited to an epicurean experience, with a Retro Chic theme. Expect chilled Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, gourmet brunch offerings, upbeat tunes and of course, the beautiful Sport of Kings – best observed from the iconic Val de Vie Estate terrace.


Watch the highest level of polo this season and sip away under the Winelands sun by reserving your table: http://bit.ly/VeuveClicquotBrunch

Celebrating half-century of leadership and innovation and comprising a myriad of world-class wine tourism encounters in addition to wine tastings. From wine safaris to award-winning gourmet affairs, the Stellenbosch Wine Routes justifiably earns its reputation of being one of the biggest visitor attraction outside of Cape Town. www.visitstellenbosch.org


The first Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc crafted by Cellarmaster Elunda Basson has stepped out in style expressing its timeless elegance with a refined new look. The vibrant Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2020 and the more nuanced Steenberg Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc 2019 are the first Steenberg wines to make their debut with new sophisticated labels that give prominence to Steenberg’s iconic swan and reflect the quality, elegance and esteem upheld by Steenberg Vineyards since 1682. Steenberg is synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc offering diverse wines of great complexity and individual expressions of the farm’s unique sense of place in the Constantia Valley.


When art evokes sympathy in a viewer, it often succeeds in directing attention to social and political issues and, above all, reminds us of our shared humanity. Such poignant artworks by Käthe Kollwitz, Pablo Picasso, Irma Stern, Maggie Laubser and Marianne Podlashuc can be viewed in the La Motte Museum as part of the current exhibition, Celebrating the Love of Art – a personal selection by Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 09h00-17h00 Complimentary entry. https://bit.ly/3f6Z3Eb


Keeping in line with consumers’ need for value without compromising on taste or quality, two wellknown premium brands have launched their wine in convenient bag-in-box packaging.

The award-winning Fleur du Cap and Zonnebloem are now offering their premium wine in 2L slim boxes.

Fleur du Cap launches a Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc, whilst Zonnebloem will present their Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the new format. Priced between R150 to R190, The premium bag-inbox wines are available nationwide from leading wine outlets.

Elunda’s zesty Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2020 embraces all the qualities akin to the oldest wine region in the New World. It hypnotises with a seductive bouquet of fresh Cape gooseberries, nettles, capsicum and white blossom. Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2020 will be available at the cellar door at R145. For more info visit  www.steenbergfarm.com 




Romance on the Garden Route

Whether you are planning your honeymoon, celebrating an important anniversary milestone or just looking to rekindle the magic of your relationship outside of the chaos of everyday life, there are few destinations quite as romantic as the Garden Route. For the ultimate romantic getaway, you can’t beat a stay at Fancourt or The Manor House. Here’s a roundup of our favourite swoon-worthy experiences on the Garden Route: HOT AIR BALLOON TRIPS Book your hot air balloon safari with Nova Hot Air Balloons, marvelling at the awe-inspiring beauty of the Outeniqua Mountains below. Close off the adventure with a luxury champagne breakfast for the ultimate bucket list experience for two.

OYSTER AND CHAMPAGNE BOAT CRUISES Knysna is just a stone’s throw from George, which means you can easily sail off into the sunset for a delicious oyster and champagne cruise on its famous lagoon.

picnic at a local wine farm on your behalf. Enjoy breads and pâtés, an assortment of cheeses and preserves, or even homemade quiches and brownies – along with a glass or two of the Garden Route’s finest, of course!

PEACEFUL PICNICS Peaceful picnics promise quiet quality time immersed in nature. Pack your own basket of nibbles or let us book a

WHERE TO STAY? Of course, there’s no question that The Manor House is the most romantic boutique hotel on the Garden Route. We’ll make your stay as special as can be. Tuck into a 5-star, candlelit dinner on one of our private dining decks, stroll through the fragrant garden filled with seasonal blossoms, book a relaxing couples’ massage or simply snuggle up with a good book in the private library – in front of a roaring fire should the weather demand it! It’s a romantic haven that will have you returning again and again.

HORSE-RIDING WINE TOURS Enjoy a half or full day wine tasting on horseback – or even a horse-drawn carriage if you prefer! Riding and wine tasting is a fantastic option for adventure and wine loving couples alike.

Visit www.fancourt.co.za to find out about SA resident specials.

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