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THE GALILEO OPEN AIR CINEMA Doors open: 18:00 on weekdays, 17:00 on Saturdays and 16:00 on Sundays. Movies start after sunset. Ticket prices: From R109 - R180 p/p depending on ticket type KIRSTENBOSCH GARDENS The Holiday - 4.12.2019 Love Actually - 5.12.2019 The Secret Life of Pets - 11.12.2019 Confessions Of A Shopaholic - 12.12.2019


Spud - 18.12.2019 Finding Dory - 19.12.2019 Christmas Special Screening: How The Grinch Stole Christmas - 25.12.2019 Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (PG) - 26.11.2019 What To Expect When You’re Expecting - 1.1.2020 The Addams Family (1991) - 2.1.2020 SATURDAYS in the WINELANDS Notting Hill - 7.12.2019 Nederburg Wine Farm Mamma Mia! - 14.12.2019


Blaauwklippen Wine Estate Love Actually - 21.12.2019 Simonsvlei Winery Bohemian Rhapsody - 28.12.2019 Boschendal Wine Estate The Jungle Book (2016) - 4.1.2020 Nelson Wine Estate ROTATING VENUES IN AND AROUND CAPE TOWN A Good Year - 6.12.2019 Steenberg Farm, Tokai How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden



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World - 8.12.2019 Kelvin Grove, Newlands Avengers: Endgame - 13.12.2019

Meerendal Wine Estate, Durbanville Ferdinand - 15.12.2019 Kelvin Grove, Newlands E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - 20.12.2019 Central Park, Century City Peter Rabbit - 22.12.2019 Kelvin Grove, Newlands Aquaman - 2712.2019 Battery Park, V&A Waterfront Sing - 29.12.2019 Kelvin Grove, Newlands Mrs. Doubtfire - 3.1.2020 Steenberg Farm, Tokai WAVESCAPE SURF AND OCEAN FESTIVAL 9 NOVEMBER - 9 DECEMBER Surfing and ocean films from around the world screened in 2 indoor locations, The Labia Cinema & The Jack Black Brewery, and our outdoor flagship Clifton 4th Beach. Also on the festival programme: 2 Surfboard Exhibitions, Art Board Auction, book launch, Beach Co-Op Milnerton Beach Cleanup, art & surf demo and a Master Class in the center of the city. CAPE TOWN FESTIVAL OF BEER 29 NOVEMBER - 1 DECEMBER HAMILTONS RFC, GREEN POINT The largest beer festival in the Southern Hemisphere. Featuring over 200 beers from more than 60 brewers, this is the premier celebration of all-things-beer. CAPE TOWN 7S 13 - 15 DECEMBER KENILWORTH RACECOURSE The event hosts 16 of the world’s best Sevens teams and has become an annual highlight on the Cape Town events calendar, since the first tournament was held in 2015. The sports extravaganza showcases explosive rugby action and includes entertainment by some of SA’s top musicians and artists.

Ticket sales are announced well in advance every year after the tournament dates for the next season are announced by World Rugby.

Participants are typically from Afrikaans-speaking, working class “coloured” families who have preserved the custom since the mid-19th century.


People consider the festival a rite of renewal that has been shaped by the Cape’s history. The events that are associated with Klopse in the festive season include competitions for the Christmas Choirs, Cape Malay Choirs and Cape minstrel choirs.

14 DECEMBER KENILWORTH RACECOURSE The World Sports Betting Grade 1 Fillies Guineas and Cape Guineas are the features on the day. These are the first alternate legs to the Triple Crown & Tiara series taking place on the Highveld. Added to the exciting races, the event offers a last minute Christmas Market, kids’ entertainment and prizes to be won by spectators and visitors. MCQP 21 DECEMBER CAPE TOWN STADIUM Each year partygoers dress up to a theme and showcase their creations on the pink carpet, after which they enjoy music from local and international performers on various dance floors. 2019 theme is ‘The Love Ball’. Are you in for a party? SIZZLED - SUMMER MUSIC & FOOD FEST 29 DECEMBER FORT WYNYARD, GREENPOINT Featuring the freshest music acts and sizzling gourmet food trucks to feed your soul. It`s a summer tradition. Settled in the perfect urban space with a nostalgic and timeless vibe. MINSTREL STREET PARADE 4 JANUARY The Kaapse Klopse minstrel festival, also known as Tweede Nuwe Jaar (Second New Year), in Cape Town, is a historical cultural celebration. As many as 13,000 minstrels take to the streets garbed in bright colours, either carrying colourful umbrellas or playing an array of musical instruments. The minstrels are self organised into klopse (“clubs” in Kaapse Afrikaans, but more accurately translates to troupes in English).

The parade is held in the city center between District Six and Bo-Kaap, passing through the Grand Parade. Just follow the music, you won’t be able to miss it. TABLE MOUNTAIN CABLEWAY SUNSET SPECIALS TILL 29 FEBRUARY 2020 (EXCLUDING 19 DECEMBER 2019 TO 3 JANUARY 2020) An African sunset from the top of one of the world’s New7Wonders of Nature is a truly spectacular sight. Experience summer’s longer days and balmy evenings atop Table Mountain by taking a cable car to the summit – and bring your camera to capture that #sunsetspecial moment! Return tickets are half price after 6pm. This excludes the following dates: 19 December 2019 – 3 January 2020. Please note that it is not advisable to use the free park-and-ride MyCiTi bus service for the Sunset Special as the service runs until 7pm only. SUNSET BUS TILL 3 MAY From Stop 1 at the V&A Waterfront only. Tour departure time: 17:00 – 18:00 (Time will be confirmed on booking confirmation). Valid for the evening of the tour only. Approximately 3hours. This is not a hop on hop off. As darkness falls, the bus will take you back to the V&A Waterfront via the city as Cape Town shows off her night lights. Please note: 21 Dec’19 - 05 Jan’20: Due to traffic on Signal Hill our tour will visit Blouberg Beach to watch the sunset from there. Don’t forget your picnic! No tour: 25 Dec’19, 26 Dec’19, 31 Dec’19, 01 Jan’20 & 08 March’20.



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on stage December


KINKY BOOTS A brand new, original production of this huge-hearted, smash-hit musical. Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, Price & Son, which is on the verge of bankruptcy.


Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible and discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. The Fugard Theatre, till 2 Feb 2020, Tickets R250 - R470 from THREE BLIND MICE We’re going to stop you right there. These mice don’t run – they’re wearing heels for heaven’s sake!


They’re also seven feet tall and foul mouthed, so you can take that sweet little nursery rhyme and throw it out with the baby’s bath water! The Trolley Dollies are back in the faux-fur animal Queendom, albeit short sightedly, and this time they’ve got some fabulous eye wear to show off. Gate69, till 21 Dec, Tickets R520 - R599 include mezze dinner. Visit Gate CALENDAR GIRLS a funny and poignant play based on the 2003 film of the same name, starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, which tells the inspiring and true story of the ladies of a Women`s Institute who sparked a global phenomenon in 1998.


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When one of their husbands dies of leukaemia, the ladies decide to create a calendar to raise funds to buy a new settee for the hospital`s waiting room.

However, unlike previous calendars featuring bridges and landscapes, this one will feature the women discreetly posing nude and barely covered by strategically placed cakes, teapots, flowers, knitting and a piano. The calendar is a surprising success and quickly sells out. The resulting media attention and publicity eventually takes its toll and the Calendar Girls find themselves more exposed than they had ever planned. Masque Theatre, 6 - 21 Dec, Tickets R90 - R100 from THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW The story of Brad and his fiancee Janet, two squeaky clean college kids who meet Dr Frank`n`Furter by chance when their car breaks down outside his house whilst on their way to visit their favourite college professor. It`s an adventure they`ll never forget, with fun, frolics, frocks and frivolity, bursting with timeless songs and outrageous outfits. Artscape Theatre, 6 Dec - 12 Jan, Tickets R100 - R500 from OTHELLO: A WOMAN’S STORY What to expect: For the first time in South Africa, Mish Mash Media Productions staged an all female cast of William Shakespeare’s Othello in 2018. Now these women are back, feistier than ever and ready to show you what a modern day Shakespeare is all about. People continue to struggle with insecurities around race, sexism and spousal abuse, not just in South Africa, but all over the world. By setting the play in modern times, while staying true to the original text, we hope to expose this irony. Othello: A Woman’s Story highlights our primal selves, where the prison setting captures the darkest and purest sides of the human condition. You will find same-sex relationships, inner turmoil and power struggles,

violence and more. Get ready for drama, thrills and unexpected twists and turns. This is Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it before. Artscape Theatre, 10 - 21 Dec, Tickets R100 from THE LYING KING - CIRCLE OF LAUGH South African funnyman Alan Committie returns to Pieter Toerien’s Theatre On The Bay for his annual year-end comedy show.Once again, he will take a slightly skewered look at events from the past year, outline the comically bizarre possibilities for the following 12 months and try to make audiences laugh their way through the eyepopping confusion of modern day living. Committie is renowned for his witty and high-energy material and combined with his madcap physicality and clean content makes for an ideal year-end break from all the stresses and messes of December and January. Plus, if you’re lucky, Committie will perform the entire opening sequence of the Lion King by himself playing all the animals except for the Kwagga (for legal reasons).... Theatre on The Bay, 11 Dec - 25 Jan, Tickets R120 – R220 from from A CHRISTMAS CAROL – THE STORY OF SCROOGE Cape Town City Ballet presents a special Dickens treat for all ages of the timeless classic story of the triumph of joy and the human spirit over greed. On Christmas Eve the elderly and unpleasant old man Ebenezer Scrooge is paid a visit by the Ghost of his dead business partner Joseph Marley who tells him that three Spirits will call on Scrooge: The Spirit of Christmas Past, The Spirit of Christmas Present and the Spirit of Christmas Future. Marley tells Scrooge that unless he listens well and changes his miserly ways he will be forever condemned to be in chains of damnation. This is the story of that night. Artscape Theatre, 14 - 24 Dec, Tickets R150 - 295 from BENNY BUSHWACKER Conservationist, environmental campaigner, and only man to have walked the length of Africa barefoot, reveals all about what it takes to survive

the African bush… and for the African busg to survive. Written by John van der Ruit, performed by Ben Voss and directed by Janice Honeyman, this is a hilarious look at life on the wild side. Baxter Theatre, 14 Dec - 18 Jan, Tickets R100 - R120 from AFRICAN ANGELS

1st Floor, Maxton Centre 354 Albert Road, Woodstock +27 (0)21 426 2475 Email:

Cape Town Opera’s African Angels has travelled widely across Europe with great success, and is returning to the Mother City. The distinctive programme showcases the exceptional voices and stylistic versatility of Cape Town Opera’s chorus, directed by Tara Notcutt with musical direction by Jose Dias and CTO Chorus Master Marvin Kernelle. Audiences can enjoy a tribute to the late Johnny Clegg, a Christmas medley, opera highlights and African American spirituals. Baxter Theatre, 19 - 21 Dec, Tickets R80 - R150 from AUNTY MERLE, IT’S A GIRL! The much anticipated sequel is here. Merle’s daughter and son-in-law, Abigail and Alan, have been married for 5 years now. They have an announcement to make. Excitement mounts in Belgravia Road Athlone, and Merle simply cannot wait to be a first-time grandmother. The son-in-law is after all, as Aunty Merle puts it, “BantryBay-born”. Expect high drama as a vibrant cast of 11 actors and a live band take to the stage.

Operating in the picturesque Bokaap area of Cape Town, The Streetwires studio shares premises with our administrative department and includes an onsite shop which is open to the public from nine to five on weekdays and from nine to one on Saturdays.

Baxter Theatre, 22 Nov - 1 Feb, Tickets R125 - R225 from

Studio tours and wire art workshops are also available on request.

NIK RABINOWITZ LIVE! South Africa’s finest Xhosa-speaking Jewish leg-spinner turned comedian, Nik Rabinowitz, returns to the Baxter with a new stand up show that gets under his skin, literally, as he ruminates over his recent DNA test results and a host of other pressing issues, in a thoroughly insensitive manner. Join Nik as he tries to figure out who he is, where he came from, where he’s going (Romania, probably), and how he ended up here with a wife, three kids, two animals, one mortgage and the vague feeling that this life might actually belong to someone else. Baxter Theatre, 26 Nov - 14 Dec, Tickets R112 - R180 from

Streetwires is a social enterprise on a mission to create and sustain employment within the dynamic field of wire and bead art.

double the appreciation After a successful collaboration over the last few years, renowned champagne house, Veuve Clicquot and Val de Vie Estate, known for being South Africa’s home of polo, are extending their yearly event to be the Veuve Clicquot Polo Series 2019/2020. Known for being a worldwide supporter of the elegant sport of polo and loving their local engagement, the Champagne house fully pledge to co-hosting Sunday branches and giving a chance to people that are interested to come and learn from some of the best in the game. Indeed, polo has not only gathered momentum in South Africa, with more women attracted by the athleticism, skill and horsemanship demanded of the game, but African countries have too shown growing interest in the sport. Polo has become one of the most exciting spectator sports on the Western Cape calendar and these events offer an entire summer platform, incorporating different lifestyle experiences. Drawn not only by the power and physical demands synonymous with this fast-paced sport, spectators are also invited to network, enjoy the popular international trend of elegant all-day brunches and outdoor entertainment with family and friends. It’s the best of both worlds. Having kicked off on 17 November 2019, and continuing most Sundays during the 2019/2020 polo season, polo brunches in the Polo Club Restaurant on Val de Vie Estate include a late morning and afternoon of chukkas, chats and creative cuisine. It’s a day for light and stylish summer dressing and all-important networking. Cost: R395 per person (includes a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label on arrival, a gourmet brunch harvest table selection and an item from the plated menu). Venue: The Polo Pavilion Restaurant at Val de Vie Estate Time: 09:00 – 15:00 (Polo starts at 09:00, Brunch service starts at 09:30, Champagne served from 10:00) Live entertainment, gourmet food stations and a polo game Booking Essential: Children allowed (special menu available) Dress code: Authentic polo DATES: NOVEMBER: 17, 24. DECEMBER: 1, 8. JANUARY: 19, 26, FEBRUARY: 2, 9, 16, 23. MARCH: 8, 15, 29. APRIL: 5, 12, 19, 26 The central event of the year, the VEUVE CLICQUOT POLO SERIES INVITATIONAL will take place on Sunday 1 March 2020. Known for being a perfect mix of sport and glamour, the 2020 polo is set to be a breath of fresh flair. Cost: R4900 per person (includes flowing Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and delectable cuisine). Time: 12:00 – 18:00 Secure your very limited ticket: No under 18s allowed


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18 JANUARY 2020 / GRAND ARENA, GRANDWEST Presented by Showtime Australia

WORLD’S PREMIER ABBA TRIBUTE EXPERIENCE, THE ABBA SHOW, SET TO DAZZLE CAPE TOWN AUDIENCES IN EARLY 2020. Dancing Queens and Super Troupers are you ready to Gimme Gimme Gimme? Get ready for an epic singalong when the world`s premier live ABBA tribute, The ABBA Show, returns to Cape Town, 18 January 2020, for a much anticipated one-night-only performance at the Grand Arena at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World. As one of Showtime Australia’s most enduring and successful shows, with devoted and ostentatious fans all over the world, tickets are already selling well and producers are expecting a huge, lively crowd to turn up and set the dancefloor alight! While Abba’s legend lives on, with over 600 million records sold, and hit after hit of dance floor classics, The ABBA Show, is far from being just another cover band – it’s a full-scale concert production featuring more than two hours of your favourite ABBA tunes performed live with a backing band, dancing, replica costumes and theatrical lighting and effects, giving fans all the ABBA nostalgia they can handle, plus a highly fun and entertaining night out in its own right.

especially die-hard ABBA fans. “ABBAsolutely fABBAulous has been all around the world averaging 200 shows a year for the past 17 years! Throughout the course of the production, the audience is led through a magical journey detailing the rise of Abba, and we guarantee you will be on your feet for most of the evening,” he says. Featuring classic songs such as Waterloo, SOS, Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Money, Knowing Me Knowing You and many more, The Abba Show promises to be the must-see event of the New Year. So, grab your platforms and sequins and let this fun, fast-paced and hugely interactive tribute stage show take you back to a time when glitz and ABBA ruled! Tickets for this spectacular show can be purchased via Computicket at either or via Checkers and Shoprite retail stores, countrywide, and are priced between R180 and R380 each.

The internationally acclaimed starring cast of the show has put in countless hours to achieve the attention to detail that the show is famous for. With superb harmonies, great musicianship plus all the little details like dance moves, accents and mannerisms, The ABBA Show transcends the conventions of ‘tribute shows’ and enters a unique realm of authentic and professional recreation. Brits Hannah Pocock as Agnetha and Jenna Ball as Frida are set to dazzle audiences while Johannesburg’s André Behnke and Australian Zac Coombs will take on the roles of Bjorn and Benny. Showtime Australia Director and Producer, Johnny Van Grinsven, believes the show is a “must-see” for all ages,

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cape winelands on the top ten best Lonely Planet, a world leader in travel advice, recently published their recommendations for 2020 and placed South Africa’s Cape Winelands on the 8th place for the ‘Best in Travel 2020’ Best ValueThe best destinations, journeys & sustainable travel experiences for the year ahead. The explanation for including the Cape Winelands is as follows:

Eagles Nest Winery

‘South Africa is a regular fixture in lists of places that offer a friendly exchange rate for those looking for world-class safaris and other wildlife spotting, but there’s much more to the country than Kruger and other reserves. A short journey from the fabulous food city of Cape Town is the country’s wine region, centred on the historic towns of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. The real action here is at the wineries and fabulous restaurants dotting the beautiful upland scenery. You won’t find elephants snuffling round the vineyards, but you will find inexpensive tasting tours followed by lazy lunches serving world-class food alongside delicious local wines. If you care to stretch your wallet a little further when staying the night you can sleep it all off in highend guesthouses and B&Bs that would cost a lot more elsewhere.’ Locally broadcasting to the world our Mother City and the Cape Winelands, we are glad to share some highlights picked out from the vast possibilities laid out for you. The Constantia Wine Valley is a small wine region consisting of 11 wine estates. It is also the first and oldest of our wine regions. Some of the farms are included on the City Sightseeing Mini Peninsula Tour.

De Grendel Wine Estate

Eagles’ Nest Winery, halfway between Constantia Village and Hout Bay is an award winning boutique winery with its wines being available either at the estate or at some of the best restaurants in SA. Your stop en-route is an opportunity to sample their exquisite range and indulge in their all year platters and winter soup offerings. On the other side, just north-east of the city there is the Durbanville Wine Valley cluster. This collection of wine estates houses many of the city’s favourite outdoor events including music, beer & wine festivals, vineyard runs, walks & mountain biking. It is also the home of De Grendel Wine Estate. The estate’s fine dining restaurant is constantly positioned among the best establishments this city has to offer. It also enjoys the one of a kind panoramic view of the entire bay and Table Mountain from both the tasting room and the restaurant.

Perdeberg Winery

With currently being in 3rd place on TripAdvisor, you’d better make a booking once you decided on your trip to Cape Town. And with that kind of reputation, we can assure you that they have a range of award-winning wines to match. De Grendel is an Uber drive away from town so no other special arrangements are needed other than to get there in time to enjoy the scenery. Further north, the Paarl Wine Valley, houses larger wine producers that each offer a unique twist for their visitors. The Perdeberg Winery is known for its Dry Land collection of wines. In the last two years they’ve added non-alcoholic wine options and their own craft beer, all products tightening the connection to the land that surrounds them and to the fruit it bears.

KWV Wine Emporium

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Perdeberg is a very family friendly winery. They include the young in

value destinations for 2020 the pairing options with juice and sweets pairings and the winery’s restaurant, Eat @ Perderberg serves authentic South African cuisine with suitable options for all ages. Paarl is also home to the largest wine cellar in the southern hemisphere. It houses the KWV co-op. KWV is routed in the history of South African wine making from its early days. They hold a versatile network of grape farmers in the best locations all over the Cape Winelands, allowing them to produce several award-winning brands of wine and spirits, including their world renowned brandy that knocked out some of the best known cognacs. Their visitors are welcome to explore the magnificent Wine Cathedral and enjoy the KWV Sensorium while sipping wine. The Sensorium houses some exquisite works by South African master artists. Inspired by the art of winemaking, this contemporary space celebrates art with works by Irma Stern, Gregoire Boonzaaier, Pierneef, Maggie Laubser and David Botha, amongst others.

Laborie Wine Estate

The KWV Wine Emporium offers sparkling wines, natural wines, fortified wines, liqueurs and brandies, a variety of tasting experiences and frequent cellar tours conducted in English and German. Tastings do include sophisticated, non-alcoholic options. An al-fresco, tranquil option is offered at Laborie Wine Estate, just off the main road. A set of Cape Dutch buildings, overlooking the rolling vineyards, houses an Italian restaurant and a bistro to choose between. Tasting is made in the old Manor House or outside, on its balcony with a panoramic view of the valley in front.

Dieu Donne Vineyards

The Franschhoek Wine Valley is just picture perfect from any angle or location. You can get there using the Cape Town City Sightseeing Wine Tram explorer. Three times a week, a City Sightseeing double decker, luxury, Wi-Fi included bus heads to the Franschhoek Wine Tram central station. From there you can choose a Wine Tram route to explore and be driven back to the city in the afternoon. Alternatively, the Wine Tram itself offers pick-up and drop-off services from town. The Franschhoek Wine Tram is a classic, double decker cart that uses the old railroads of the valley in coordination with specifically designed buses to get you to the most beautiful wine estates in a series of 8 different, hop-on, hop-off routes. A very difficult choice with so many magnificent estates! Just to point out a few options: you may want to consider Dieu Donne Vineyards for the view and the wines which you actually cannot purchase anywhere else in South Africa, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards for their South African Table experience - a designed fair of plates and wines conducted by the estate chef and the sommelier to orchestrate a once in a lifetime memory.

La Motte Wine Estate

And since we’ve already begun with music analogies, La Motte Wine Estate is an exquisite classical symphony. It holds a historical, well preserved cellar that houses the tasting facility, a fine dining restaurant, Pierneef à La Motte which also serves a more casual, small plates menu in a less formal sitting. An open wine and craft beer bar for a more casual experience, a museum of South African art and a picnic option in the center of the complex. All the buildings are dotted in a sculpture garden that makes your visit feel part of all the happenings that surrounds you. Vrede en Lust Wine Estate, another favourite stop among the routes, is

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all about the unstoppable connection between the vines that surround and your tasting glass. It is shown in the grand window of the tasting room, overlooking the source in any season you visit, the accommodation rooms that make sure to give each one a view of beyond, the conference and wedding venue that dominates the scenery, again, placing you as the lord of it all. A stunning choice for your winelands event.

In addition to great wines and a chance to stock up on some really old vintages, Delheim is known for their winter series of Wine and Fondue Sundays. On the other end of the scale one should pay attention to the ultra-modern Quoin Rock.

Lastly, Stellenbosch, our largest wine route with a vast selection of experiences from family to romantic, from popular to secluded.

While the old Cape Dutch Manor House and attached buildings are a tranquil escape with complete privacy, manicured gardens, a sauna and a swimming pool, the day visitors’ areas are still and glass.

Our pick off the beaten track is Delheim Wine Estate. It is located off the R44 at the end of a picturesque road, high on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain, 50 km from Cape Town.

They include a wine lounge a double storey, high ceiling venue hall and Gåte Restaurant, all surrounded by a crisp landscape to match.

This family owned historical estate thrives on the symbiosis between agriculture and nature for many decades. They enjoy a fruitful soil that produces great wines and offers tastings that involve flavours from their surroundings.

Gåte Restaurant is a full theatrical affair. They serve a 6-course set menu for the daytime experience and a 7 or 14-course set menu for dinner. Each plate in both menus is a construction of flavours and elements that somewhat disguise their true nature, leading to an experience full of surprises.

The tasting room is in the authentic ancient cellar, the restaurant is positioned to enjoy a gap in the mountain pick, providing a view over Table Mountain on clear days and picnics are served under old oaks on the lawns that graze the thick forest up the slop. The restaurant serves South African cuisine that is based on local, seasonal ingredients.

Delheim Wine Estate

Whichever choice you make, on or off our list, we strongly recommend pre-booking even out of season since South Africans also enjoy some local picks over national holidays and long weekends.

Quoin Rock

EAGLES’ NEST WINES +27 21 794 4095 Constantia Main Rd, Constantia, Cape Town

DIEU DONNÉ VINEYARDS +27 21 876 2493 Uitkyk Street, Franschhoek Valley

DE GRENDEL WINE ESTATE +27 21 558 6280 De Grendel Wine Estate and Restaurant, Plattekloof Road, Panorama, Cape Town

LA MOTTE WINE ESTATE +27 21 876 8000 R45, Franschhoek

PERDEBERG WINERY +27 21 869 8244 Vryguns Farm Windmeul, Paarl

VREDE EN LUST WINE ESTATE +27 21 874 1611 Intersection R45 and Simondium-Klapmuts Roads, Franschhoek Wine Route, Simondium

KWV WINE EMPORIUM +27 21 807 3007 Kohler St, Southern Paarl, Paarl

DELHEIM WINE ESTATE +27 21 888 4600 Knorhoek Road, Stellenbosch

LABORIE WINE ESTATE +27 21 807 3095 Taillefer & Main Road, Southern Paarl, Paarl

QUOIN ROCK +27 21 888 4740 7600 Knorhoek Rd, Stellenbosch

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Delight your senses at the The Peninsula’s poolside Sunset Restaurant and treat your partner to an unforgettable evening of excellent interactive service and great food. Serving only the best locally sourced ingredients and home grown Cape craft products in both our restaurant and the Faces Bar, makes this the perfect place to celebrate any special occasion. Enjoy a 3 course meal for 2 including a welcome gin cocktail for only R790. Live music by Hilton every Thursday night. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL FOR RESERVATIONS 18:00 – 22:00 T: +27 (0)21 430 7777 | E: (business hours)

OCEAN BLUE Seafood and fish are the stars of the show and still carnivores are well accommodated. The pizza oven is being put to good use with classics and with their own combinations and freshly kneaded dough. An extensive local wine selection will complete your experience. Shop 1a, The Promenade, 85 Victoria Road. 021 438 9839 CAFÉ CAPRICE Always on trending, vibey and happy. The place to be seen. 37 Victoria Road. 021 438 8315 HARD ROCK CAFÉ Their international menu received some well-deserved local additions like fresh, innovative salads and more kiddies’ options. The range of large serving cocktails have the view to match. The Promenade, 85 Victoria Road. 021 140 0007 MAISON J Basically a hole in the wall but for that reason they must be good so they are great with coffee and baked goods. Sit for a short time or take away. The Promenade, next to the Pick ‘n Pay entrance. SALSIFY Chef Luke Dale Roberts nurtures his talented sous chefs and then ventures with them. We are lucky that Cape Town is his home base. Expect meticulous fine dining of the highest standard and a view to die for. The Roundhouse, 021 010 6444

CENTURY CITY & MILNERTON ITALIAN CLUB The home away from home for many Italians in Cape Town. 16 Donegal Street, Milnerton, 021 511 5956 SQUARE CAFÉ & WINE BAR The ground floor of Century City Hotel is open to all with breakfast, a harvest table for lunch and daily specials. The wine bar has one of the most extensive wine-by-the-glass lists in the city due to a special French preserving system. No. 3 Energy Lane. 021 204 8000 WANG THAI Traditional Thai culinary culture. Lagoon Beach Hotel, Lagoon Gate Dr. 021 551 9254

CITY CENTER 95 KEEROM Fine dining Italian restaurant. 95 Keerom St. 021 422 0765

cape town ACES ‘N’ SPADES A neighbourhood rock ‘n roll bar 62 Hout St. 021 424 1620 BOMBAY BRASSERIE Authentic Indian fine-dining created by chefs that rotate the Taj assets globally. Taj Cape Town, 1 Wale St. 021 819 2000 CHARANGO GRILL AND BAR A Peruvian fusion of street and contemporary style-food. 114 Bree St. 021 422 0757 CHEFS WAREHOUSE & CANTEEN A well-received daily changing tapas menu by Chef Liam Tomlin. 92 Bree Street. 021 422 0128. Two more brunches: Maison estate in Franschhoek & Beau Constantia estate in Constantia GIULIO’S CAFÉ A much loved breakfast and lunch spot by local professionals. Cornerstone House, 16 Loop St. 021 418 6304 HEMELHUIJS A stylish café offering beautiful bistro style dishes. 71 Waterkant St. 021 418 2042 HONEST CHOCOLATE CAFÉ It’s all in the name. Ethically produced artisanal chocolate and baked goods to match. 64A Wale St. 076 765 8306 JASON’S BAKERY Authentic production process of classic bakes. Locals swear by this place. 185 Bree St. 021 424 5644. One more branch on Main Road Green Point. LA PARADA Tapas restaurant local interpretations to small plates and sharing dishes and an extensive offer of locally crafted beers. 107 Bree St. 021 426 0330. Two more branches: on Constantia Nek & at the V&A Waterfront. MINK & TROUT Wine Bar Bistro. Aiming to serve beautiful and delicious food. 127 Bree St. 021 426 2534 MULBERRY & PRINCE Fine dining that is meant to be shared. Plates are small to mid-size and can be comfortably shared. 12 Pepper St. 021 422 3301 SINATRA The combination of a fixed dinner menu and a classical movie screening at their small, luxurious cinema 4 times a week is a great option for a night out. The PepperClub hotel. Loop St. 021 812 8888 THE SHORTMARKET CLUB An award winning, state of the art, chef restaurant. A Prix Fixe menu is available at lunch time. 88 Shortmarket St. 021 447 2874 THE VILLAGE IDIOT Enthusiastically embraces South African braai culture and brings the small town Karoo to the city. A place to experience and explore legendary local classics. 32 Loop St. 021 418 1548

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Set in the heart of Camps Bay, Ocean Blue is the locals’ and travellers’ favourite since 1998! Our recent renovations have made your visit more comfortable and with an even better view of the ocean. Superb quality meals, value for money and our friendly team is what keeps people coming back for more. Our selection of fresh seafood, steaks and pizzas, as well as our compliment of excellent South African wines will keep the whole family smiling. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 9:30 - 11pm. Please call toenquire about specials or find us on Facebook. See you soon, the Ocean Blue family. 10% discount off meals to customers with a ‘City Sightseeing Cape Town’ Bus ticket

For more info & reservations call 021 438 9839, fax 021 438 4204 or email

Ocean Blue Restaurant Shop 3 The Promenade, Victoria road, Camps Bay, Cape Town

VIGOUR & VERVE Delivering a modern interpretation of the local Cape Malay cuisine, keeping it aromatic and full of flavour. SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl, 79 Strand Street. 021 492 9999 VILLA 47 Modern Italian cuisine. An all-day restaurant. 47 Bree St. 021 418 2740

EAST CITY DIAS TAVERN An iconic Portuguese restaurant, favourite by locals with an extensive seafood and meat menu. 15 Caledon St. 021 465 7547 HARRINGTON’S COCKTAIL LOUNGE An elegant afternoon and night time spot with a wraparound bar and a dance floor. 61b Harrington Street. 021 461 2276 SURFAROSA An edgy dive bar with subliminal punk and surf influences. 61a Harrington Street. 021 461 2276 THE COUSINS An authentic Italian trattoria with many local fans. 3b Barrack St. 083 273 9604 TRUTH COFFEE ROASTING A steampunk coffee shop and roasting factory hailed by the UK Daily Telegraph. 36 Buitenkant St. 021 200 0440

HOUT BAY’S BEAUTY FROM A FRESH PERSPECTIVE The Lookout Deck Hout Bay arguably boasts one of the best views in the Western Cape. Situated on the water’s edge in the Hout Bay harbour, the restaurant boasts breath taking mountain and ocean views.

GARDENS AUBERGINE Combines a rich history with contemporary style, world-class wine and an innovative culinary experience. 39 Barnet St. 021 465 4909 BELMOND MOUNT NELSON HOTEL A haven of old English elegance and charm. The Lord Nelson Restaurant serves fresh, vibrant and avant-garde menu and the lounge is known for its classic Afternoon Tea. 76 Orange St. 021 483 1000 JANSE & CO A casual fine dining restaurant. A limited menu based on the ingredients sourced. 75 Kloof St. 021 422 0384 KYOTO GARDEN SUSHI Authentic Japanese. 11 Kloof Nek Rd. 021 422 2001 NONNA LINA The neigbourhood’s trattoria. Warm, friendly and homey. Authentic Italian food with a Sardinian influence. 64 Orange Street. 021 424 4966 Two more branches - in the V&A Waterfront and in Sea Point. TAMBOERS WINKEL An almost all day breakfast in what is actually a wine shop. 3 De Lorentz street. 021 424 0521

GREEN POINT & DE WATERKANT ANATOLI Turkish cuisine in a historical coach building. 24 Napier St. 021 419 2501 BELUGA Euro-Asian fusion dining. 70 Prestwich St. 021 418 2948

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DON ARMANDO Perfect steaks and other Argentinian specialities. 20 Cobern St. 021 418 1462 GIOVANNI’S DELIWORLD A European reservation and a meeting place of trendy Capetonians. 103 Main Rd. 021 434 6893 IL LEONE MASTRANTONIO Elegant Italian dining. 22 Cobern St. 021 421 0071 IZAKAYA MATSURI Sushi & Japanese tapas bar. The Rockwell, 32 Prestwich St. 021 421 4520 LOU LOU’S BAR A new-age take on tapas, fusing Asian, Italian and contemporary cuisines. A place to enjoy good music and some dancing. 10 Jarvis St, Cape Quarter. 021 418 0015 PIGALLE An elegant establishment known for its fine dining and live popular music. Dress well and enjoy the pampering. 51A Somerset Rd. 021 421 4848 THE ROCKWELL The hotel is home to the KAAPSE STORIES dinner theatre and the only cellar in the city that offers an intimate Wine Tasting experience. 32 Prestwich St. 021 421 0015 YUMCIOUS Celebrity chef Jenny Morris serves her food ideology to your plate - fresh, unpretentious and full of flavour. Level Zero, Cape Quarter Square, 27 Somerset Road. 021 418 8000

HOUT BAY BAY HARBOUR MARKET Everything hand and locally crafted including an extensive food court with representatives from all over the globe. 31 Harbour Rd. Open Friday - Sunday. LA COLOMBE Constantly gracing international best restaurants lists, it’s a must visit to any gastronome. Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek. 021 794 2390 THE LOOKOUT DECK Seafood prepared to perfection. Locals from all over the city constantly travel to this spot. 65 Harbour Rd (inside the harbour). 021 790 0900

SEA POINT COCO SAFAR A fine Parisian café. Artem Centre. 277 Main Road. 021 433 1336 CRUMBS & CREAM An ice cream parlour like no other. Make your own combination: choose your crumbs and add your choice of cream. 16 Regent Rd. 081 343 2761 HARVEY’S The balcony overlooks the promenade - a classic sundowner location, busy with guests all year round. The backyard is known for the Sunday brunch. 221 Beach Rd. 021 434 2351 JARRYD’S Espresso Bar + Eatery. Breakfast, lunch and a waiting line that goes all the way to the main road on weekends. 90 Regent Rd. 060 748 0145

LA BOHEME Wine Bar & Bistro. Gourmet yet hearty meals. Boasting an impressive wine selection, of which over sixty are available by the glass. 341 Main Rd. 021 434 8797 MOJO MARKET Open every day. Includes a large selection of food stalls to suit any taste. 30 Regent Rd. MYKONOS TAVERNA A Greek family restaurant with an authentic menu and family members in the kitchen. 343 Main Rd. 021 439 2106 NV-80 An upmarket classic bar and grill. The Point, 76 Regent Road. 021 439 7112 RISTORANTE POSTICINO There is an Italian love affair between locals and the restaurant since 1998. 323 Main Rd. 021 439 4014 SEA GRILL Fruit of the sea cooked in every possible way. 343 Main Rd. 021 433 0789 STROLLA A local hangout for on-the-go coffee, simple yet sophisticated meals and classy cocktails on the sun deck. 309 Beach Rd. 021 430 7778 SUNSET RESTAURANT International cuisine pairing ingredients innovatively. The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel, 313 Beach Rd. 021 430 7777

WATERFRONT BAIA An elegant seafood restaurant for fine dining and fine wine. Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre. 021 421 0935 BASCULE WHISKY AND WINE BAR A stylish venue to unwind at the end of the day or for a business meeting. Cape Grace Hotel, W Quay Rd. 021 410 7082 GRAND AFRICA CAFÉ & BEACH A sophisticated beach restaurant for long, lazy lunches & suppers. Full, light or bar menu to choose from. Granger Bay Road, Granger Bay Blvd. 021 425 0551 NOBU Contemporary twist to classical Japanese cuisine. One&Only resort. 021 431 5111 ON19 Located high above the city, allowing views over the harbour, Signal Hill and Lions Head while the kitchen is occupied with an award winning chef that draws his inspiration from the different landscapes of South Africa. The Westin hotel, 3 Walter Sisulu Ave. 021 412 9999 REUBEN’S An extensive small plates menu that allows to try many combinations and dishes. Vegetarian options are built into the menu not leaving anyone unattended. One & Only resort. 021 431 5111 SHIMMY BEACH CLUB A beach restaurant and club. A stylish everyday eatery, pool parties over the

weekends and children’s facilities that allows you some time off to enjoy the atmosphere and the ocean view. 12 S Arm Rd. 021 200 7778 THE WILLASTON BAR Cape Town’s latest jewel in the crown is the Silo Hotel. You can choose between the bar or the Granary café that serves lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and royal tea. Silo Square. 021 670 0500 TOBAGO’S RESTAURANT & TERRACE Right on the water’s edge. A relaxed, secluded balcony. Serves Cape Town specialties and international fare. Radisson Blu Hotel, Granger Street, Beach Rd. 021 441 3414 WILLOUGHBY & CO Fusion style Japanese cuisine and some of the best sushi Cape Town can offer. Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre

THE KORNER MAKES A SPLASH ON CAPE TOWN’S INNER CITY EATERIES Mandela Rhodes Place, Korner Church Street & St Georges Mall, Cape Town CBD

WOODSTOCK THE POT LUCK CLUB & GALLERY Chef Luke Dale-Roberts’ award winning and internationally acclaimed restaurant. Constantly on the ‘Best Restaurant’ lists globally. THE TEST KITCHEN The smaller sister. Two different menus. One for the dark, intimate room and the other for the light room. Two different culinary delights under one roof. All at the The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road.

FINE WINE STORES CAROLINE’S FINE WINE CELLAR Ground floor, Matador center, 62 Strand Street. 021 712 2258 OPENWINE A taste pair shop to experience South African wine. 72, Wale Street. 021 422 0800 SIGNAL HILL WINES The only city winery in Cape Town. An experimental wine cellar sourcing grapes from rehabilitated, historical vineyards within the city boundaries. Signal Hill winery is also a wine bar and a wine shop. 100 Shortmarket St. 021 422 5206 ULTRA LIQUORS A wine and spirits ‘supermarket’. An extensive range varieties and a large palate within each.122 Main Rd & Varney Street, Green Point. VAUGHAN JOHNSON Knowledgeable and extensive. Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront, next to the Cape Wheel. 021 419 2121 VINO PRONTO Curated selection of wines, some classics as well as some small-volume wines including so-called ‘natural wines’, to suit all budgets and tastes. 42 Orange St, Gardens. 021 424 5587 WINE CONCEPTS ON KLOOF Boutique wine merchants. Lifestyle on Kloof, 50 Kloof St, Gardens.

Drawing inspiration from the vibey character of the neighbourhood, the creators of The Korner aspire to do more than serve great food. From its inception, the restaurant has been designed as a space to wine, dine, hold meetings, grab-andgo express, satisfying the need for an easy, sociable breakfast to dinner option. An express bar will open early to serve morning commuters great coffees, as well as grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches, a mere stone’s throw from the iconic Green Market Square, surrounding hotels and corporates. Breakfast service will begin early and run through till 12 PM daily, seven days a week, with a menu offering a premium meat selection, salads, burgers, pizza and loaded fries with more than 6 options and 13 topping choices, Free WiFi is offered in a comfortable 130-seater, ground-floor community space. A full bar with an in-house mixologist will serve creative cocktails, an array of craft beers and a selection of local wines. The dinner menu includes: • The Babelas Crazy Loaded Fries: Loaded cheese sauce, mushroom, blue cheese, gravy and truffle oil. • The Korner Burger: Hash brown, maple dipped bacon, smoked mozzarella, BBQ aioli and fried egg. • The Tomahawk (for 2): Rib-eye on the bone, flame grilled, basted in our signature BBQ sauce our house seasoning salt with fries. • Chicken and Waffles: Buttermilk fried chicken wings, buttery waffles with authentic maple syrup and American gravy.


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diamond museum Turned eight

One of Cape Town’s most unique and enduring tourist attractions, the Cape Town Diamond Museum, celebrated its eighth anniversary on Saturday, 23 November 2019. It remains the only facility of its kind, showcasing the staggering effect that 3.3 billion-year-old diamonds have had on the world, the South African economy and the hearts of millions who have celebrated truly special occasions with the gift of the most sought-after gems. The Cape Town Diamond Museum pays homage to the extraordinary story of humankind’s fascination with diamonds in an insightful, sophisticated and stylish manner, which has made it a firm favourite with local and international visitors alike. At its opening in 2011, then-CEO of Cape Town Tourism, Mariette Du Toit-Helmbold, hailed the Cape Town Diamond Museum as “an exciting addition to Cape Town’s diversity of attractions, telling the stories of our city and country and the journeys that shaped our history” – something which remains at the heart of the museum’s mission. The Cullinan, The Hope, The Taylor-Burton… The names of some of the world’s most famous diamonds conjure images of incomparable beauty, fiery passion and deep mystery. While the world’s most famous, dazzling gems are often only part of private collections, it’s possible to see magnificent replicas of the best-known diamonds in the world at the Cape Town Diamond Museum. In a first for the country – The Desert Rose Ring, featuring 798 diamonds, was a showstopper at The Protagonist, an exhibition curated by Vogue Italia for the prestigious Salon Art + Design Fair in New York City this last November. Shimansky was selected to join a line-up of international fine jewellery design houses to celebrate the best in mindful and sustainable fine jewellery. This ring has been on display at Shimansky’s showroom on New York’s iconic 5th Avenue post the event and now, as part of the Cape Town Diamond Museum’s 8th birthday, Capetonians and visitors of the Mother City will be able to experience the beauty of the Desert Rose Ring too. Shimansky Jewellers Founder and CEO, Yair Shimansky, is proud that the Cape Town Diamond Museum continues to showcase the story of the world’s most beloved treasure, a diamond. “It’s our privilege to continue to share this journey from mine to finger with visitors from far and wide and continue to inspire and excite our guests with unique displays that offer true insight into these glittering gems”. The Cape Town Diamond Museum is situated on Level 1 of the Clock Tower at the Waterfront in Cape Town and is open 7 days a week, from 9am – 9pm. For more information, visit As part of their 8th birthday celebrations, one can book a complimentary tour on


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BOOKINGS +27 21 418 9462

december celebrations Vacationing in Cape Town and not sure where to go or what to try over the holidays? We’ve compiled this list, but we cannot guarantee that there will be any last-minute space available, so you’d better call first or ask your concierge to pull some muscle. Wishing you and your loved ones a happy new year! CHRISTMAS EVE (24 DECEMBER) Quoin Rock Wine Estate Christmas Dinner features a new seven-course menu offering comprising threecompletely new courses curated by Head Chef Nicole Loubser. The nighttime Christmas Menu includes a food and wine or tea pairing experience, complimentary water, delectable arrival drinks and after dinner digestif. From 6.30pm for 7pm the Christmas Dinner is R2 750.00 per person, service fee included. Regrettably no children.

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This anticipated annual calendar celebration will be accompanied by acoustic ambience with acclaimed live jazz and vocal performances.

CHRISTMAS DAY (25 DECEMBER) Peninsula All-Suite Hotel CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH Buffet – R495 per person Treat your family to a delicious array of mouthwatering dishes including traditional Christmas roasts followed by a selection of tasty desserts and coffee. Price includes live music, hats and crackers | Half price for children under 12.

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Quoin Rock Wine Estate Festive Christmas Eve lunch running from 12pm to 3pm. The offerings include a glass of Quoin Rock MCC upon arrival, a delectable six-course lunch with wine or molecular cocktail pairing, a special gift from Quoin Rock and Christmas cookies made by Chef Nicole to take home. For the kiddies’ enjoyment, a giant Gingerbread House, face painting, jumping castle and animator entertain children.

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Adult menu is R1 500.00 per person. Non-alcoholic options such as tea pairings and mocktail pairings are available. Children’s menu is R 150.00 per child, which includes a giant Gingerbread house to snack on.

Radisson Red! Hotel TURNIP THE BEET VEGAN XMAS LUNCH Our bar has embraced feast in every festive way. families, friends, vip-pets. a vegetarian and vegan feast celebrating locally produced fresh produce with a xmas twist. Xmas feast includes: Family style table service; Crackers and Santa hats; A RED Xmas surprise R400pp, R150pp (5 to 12 years old), kids under 5 eat free (if accompanied by an adult). Time: 12:00 to 15:00 Radisson Red

The Radisson Red! More chilled option is SLEIGH THE DAY... RED ROOF Fun in the sun on xmas day with families, friends, music, sunshine and splashes! fuss free chow with full traditional flavours and boozy xmas drinks. Limited space available. Food + drink charged on consumption and the menu is huge. Time: 11:00 to Late.

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The Lookout Hout Bay Will be open between 11:00 - 15:00 for a large family feast. A 3 course, 3 options menu for adults at R485 and a children’s menu at R225

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NEW YEARS’ EVE (31 DECEMBER) Peninsula All-Suite Hotel NEW YEARS EVE DINNER A 4 course menu at R555 PER PERSON

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Radisson Red! HAVANA NIGHTS IN OUI BAR + KTCHN What to expect - loki live, salsa class + party, themed décor + food, cigar lounge, indoor & outdoor chill space. Time: 19:00 to 02:00 R400pp TICKET INCLUDES: Welcome drink; 1 Food voucher; Salsa Class (Learn Salsa step by dance from 19h00 + then show off your moves from 20H00)

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la motte exhibition expands

Jacobus Hendrik (Henk) Pierneef (13 August 1886 Pretoria – 4 October 1957 Pretoria), was a South African landscape artist, generally considered to be one of the best of the old South African masters. His distinctive style is widely recognised and his work was greatly influenced by the South African landscape. Most of his landscapes were of the South African highveld, which provided a lifelong source of inspiration for him. Pierneef’s style was to reduce and simplify the landscape to geometric structures, using flat planes, lines and colour to present the harmony and order in nature. This resulted in formalised, ordered and often monumental view of the South African landscape, uninhabited and with dramatic light and colour. The La Motte heritage collection on JH Pierneef was acquired from his daughter Marita Pierneef-Bailey in 2009. The collection features 45 artworks dating between 1908 and 1955 as well as Pierneef memorabilia inclusive of documents, books, artefacts and his painting equipment.


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The La Motte Wine Estate boasts its permanent heritage collection in the museum and a series of 128 linocut prints displayed in various visiting areas on the estate. And recently the significant SONOP COLLECTION added to LA MOTTE’S PIERNEEF exhibition ten artworks. Sonop is an established, private and independent men’s residence for fulltime students of the University of Pretoria. Initially founded by the Dutch Reformed Church Pretoria (Bosman Street) in 1916 and now owned by the Society of Sonop Old Boys, Sonop was the home of wellknown alumni of the University of Pretoria including Dr. Anton Rupert (of La Motte), Mr. Pik Botha, Prof. Murray Janson, Prof. Nico Smit, Prof. Willie Jonker and Dr. Uli Schmidt. The residence’s first housemaster, Prof. WP de Villiers (1916 – 1937), was a friend of Pierneef and it was on his suggestion that the Sonop Board invested in fourteen Pierneef artworks, acquired directly from the artist. The collection of fourteen works was initially exhibited in Sonop, but when four works were stolen in 1963, the remaining works were loaned to the then newly

open Pretoria Art Museum (1964) for exhibition and safekeeping. Since the nineties, the collection has been in the care of the University of Pretoria Art Collection under the supervision of curator Gerard de Kamper. With the wish of Sonop to share the collection with a wider audience and with Dr Rupert an old Sonop resident, these special works have now found a very fitting home as part of the Pierneef Heritage exhibition in the La Motte Museum. Each year, different prints of Pierneef are featured on the special wine collection at the estate. Pierneef Wine verities change every year and are bottled only with the finest of the harvest. The full year collection is available to purchase on the estate. The La Motte Museum is open Tuesday Sunday 09:00 - 17:00. Closed on Mondays and Christian Public Holidays. Free Access

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Cascade Country Manor, in the Paarl Wine Valley is known for being a luxurious accommodation jewel, tacked on the slope of the Hawekwa Mountains. The Manor House and the joined buildings are surrounded by an olive grove and the calming sound of flowing water from the nearby cascades are the background soundtrack that accompanies the overall stay. The secluded location and the generous public spaces, combined with an on-site spa and loads of relaxing activities, makes a leisurely, relaxed getaway. The recent addition to the features offered by the hotel is the Riverside Massage and Picnic Boma area. It adds an outdoor experience like no other to their wellness focused spa. Routed in the pre-colonial era and originated in the languages spoken in the African Great Lakes, a Boma is a men made enclosure off the natural surroundings created for gathering of animals or people. The Cascade Manor House Boma is structured on both sides of a live water stream and include a massage gazebo for two, a picnic table and a lounge area, all gently laid between exciting vegetation, connected by small wooden bridges and defined with a series of low wood and stone fences. The booking and use of this part of the hotel culminates in an exclusive 2 hour private experience for two. It includes a full, one hour head and back massage and the serving of a picnic delight thereafter. Cascade Manor house is well positioned to be a base for a few days’ excursion to explore the Cape Winelands. They offer a variety of accommodation options for either a romantic or a family holiday, classic and deluxe rooms, some with a direct exit to the English garden that dress the gentle slopes of the hotel. The hotel’s restaurant serves a continental breakfast buffet and a daily lunch between 11am- 6pm. Day visitors to the spa are welcome to add a meal to their visit. Dinner is a 3 course set menu to be arranged in advance. On top of using local, fresh products, the wine list includes an exclusive Paarl Wine Route range of the smaller, lesser known brands in the area, an opportunity to discover some new and lesser known stars. The hotel is surrounded by walking and mountain biking trails of different difficulty levels and is equipped with both an indoor and outdoor pool, making it a retreat for every season while the vast gardens, with manicured courts and the historic lounges perfect for private events and celebrations.


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hello winelands THE MAGIC OF BUBBLES 30 NOVEMBER - 1 DECEMBER FRANSCHHOEK Stylish attire complemented with some of SA’s finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC) and Champagnes. Mingle with local MCC producers as well as a handful of international brands. Adding to the superb offering will be a selection of delectable delights, on offer from some of Franschhoek’s world-class eateries. The theme for this year is Black and White, with a prize awarded to the Best Dressed Couple on each day. The Magic of Bubbles

GOURMET PICNICS TILL 31 MARCH QUOIN ROCK WINE ESTATE Picnic at Quoin Rock outings run from Thursday to Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. These plastic-free picnics feature a set menu with vegetarian and vegan options inspired by Head Chef Nicole Loubser and her creative team.

Gourmet Picnics

At R400 per person, Quoin Rock’s daytime picnic basket bistronomy includes ambrosial items such as sustainable Foie Gras, Panna Cotta, cheese and charcuterie, with additional unexpected gastronomic surprises. Unlimited still and sparkling waters included. Patrons can purchase awardwinning QR wine by the glass or bottle. An additional option of MCC and Oysters is also available. R95 for a Kids’ Lunch Pack. SOMERSET FRESH 8 DECEMBER MORGENSTER WINE & OLIVE ESTATE

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Over 200 wines will be available for you to swirl, sip and savor, while you nibble on gourmet canapés prepared by some of the region’s most talented chefs. Your ticket includes a festival glass, tasting of over 200 wines, as well as the gastronomic extravaganza on offer. Live music will be part of the afternoon’s entertainment. The event runs from 14:00 to 18:00.

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The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300 year history. Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. A combination of tram and tram-bus transports passengers around a loop of stops allowing them to hop-off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, be it wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards and when they are ready, hop-on to continue the tour. The tour takes passengers right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a narration focusing on the history of Franschhoek and wine cultivation in the valley and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards. Franschhoek Wine Tram currently offers five hop-on hop-off lines to choose from: Blue Line, Red Line, Yellow Line, Green Line and Purple Line. Each visiting eight wine estates and showcasing a separate part of the Franschhoek Valley.

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Eikehof is one of the best kept secrets of the Franschhoek Wine Valley. A family owned gem that has a warm and welcoming environment, encouraging visitors to spend time and relax in the beautiful tasting room or under the historical oak trees. Offering the unique opportunity to enjoy a tasting conducted by the winemaker and his family. Eikehof has been in the Malherbe family since 1903 and couldn’t be prouder to have the oldest Semillon vines in South Africa planted in 1902. A little touch of homestyle culture is to be found here. EXPERIENCES Wine Tasting & Cheese Platters with fruit or meat Tel: +27 (021 876 2469 • Email: • Eikehof

Open: 7 days 11h00 - 16h00 - Closed for Holiday : 12 June - 16 July 2019



Franschhoek Cellar, a beautiful asset to the Franschhoek wine route, combines the charms of leisurely country life with the elegance of a world-class venue. Enjoy wine tastings paired with Belgian chocolate and handmade cheese. Dine on alfresco style lunches in our fabulous garden, or sip on an artisanal beer in our bistro & beer garden. Franschhoek Cellar has a special selection of unique event venues within the space to ensure we host your memorable occasion. HOURS: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm Sundays : 10am - 4pm Tel: + 27 (0)21 876 2086 • Email: • Franschhoek Cellar Allee Bleue - 021 874 1021 Anura Vineyards - 021 875 5360 Backsberg - 021 875 5141 Boschedal - 021 870 4200 Babylonstoren - 021 863 3852 Chamonix - 021 876 8426



Dieu Donné Vineyards - 021 876 2493 Franschhoek Cellar - 021 876 2086 Glenwood - 021 876 2044 Grande Provence - 021 876 8600 Holden Manz - 021 876 3173 La Bourgogne - 021 876 3245

R45, Franschhoek Main Road La Bri - 021 876 2593 La Couronne - 021 876 3939 Leopard’s Leap - 021 867 8002 Le Lude - 021 100 3464 Maison - 021 876 2116 Mont Rochelle - 021 876 2770

Moreson - 021 876 3055 Noble Hill - 021 874 3844 Paserene - 021 876 2714 Plaisir De Merle - 021 874 1072 Rickety Bridge - 021 876 2129 Solms Delta - 021 874 3937

what the cape doctor ordered DE GRENDEL WINES

The views of Table Mountain and Cape Town from the long glass encased verandah of the De Grendel Tasting Lounge and Stoep are possibly the most spectacular of any wine farm in the Cape. Look out over the vineyards to the magnificent view of Table Mountain, Cape Town city and the Atlantic Ocean, or chill in the relaxed lounge atmosphere. Cellar tours are available *every weekday at 11h00 and 15h00. The cellar tour cost R80 which includes a tasting of 3 wines and a guided tour through the cellar.To make a booking, please email us at or call 021 558 6280.

Tel: +27 21 558 6280 • Email: • De Grendel Wine and Restaurant


Address: De Grendel Wine Estate and Restaurant, Plattekloof Road, Panorama


Diemersfontein Wine invites you to stop by and visit our tasting room in Wellington – after all, there’s so much more to taste than just the Pinotage! Open 7 days a week from 10h00 to 17h00, Aubern, Joanne and their team of tasting advisors eagerly await your visit! Whilst visiting our tasting room, you are able to sample our full range of wines, including the Diemersfontein Original range, our Flagship Carpe Diem range, as well as the Thokozani Range. Cellar door prices are convenient and delivery can be arranged directly to your home!

Tel: +27 21 864 5050 • Email: • Diemersfontein Wine Estate


Address: R301, Jan Van Riebeeck Dve, Newtown, Wellington


“Dieu Donné” translates literally into “A gift from God”. The farm is situated high on the cool south-west facing slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, which tempers the sun, ensuring that our grapes ripen slowly. Thanks to our cool summer conditions & unique soils, this lends to the unique flavours and characters of the terroir in the grapes. Merlot being the flagship wine on the farm, we invite you to visit our tasting facility or enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace while soaking in the beautiful views.

Tel: +27 21 876 2493 • Email: • Dieu Donné Vineyards


Address: Dieu Donné Vineyards Uitkyk Street, Franschhoek, 7690


Laborie Estate is a historic working farm on the foothills of Paarl Mountain, less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town. A gem of an estate located in the heart of Paarl, that has been revived as a one-stop destination in the Cape Winelands. A family-friendly stylish restaurant, luxury guest rooms set among the vineyards, a relaxed tapas restaurant & a wine-tasting venue with some of the most breathtaking views in the Boland, are just some of the comforts which Laborie offers its guests.

Tel: +27 21 807 3095 • Email: • Laborie Estate

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Address: Taillefer & Main Road, Southern Paarl, Paarl

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Situated at the foot of the Simonsberg mountains, Delheim Winery welcomes you to experience the culinary pinnacle of several decades of conservation history. Enjoy a one of a kind fynbos cupcake and wine pairing at just R120 per person while soaking up the first inklings of Spring. Reservations can be made on 021 888 4600.

Tel: +27 21 888 4600 • Email: • Delheim Wines



Address: Knorhoek Road, Stellenbosch


Situated in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Cape winelands, La Motte is home to the finest wines, recognised internationally for exceptional quality. With its picturesque setting, traditional cuisine and historic charm, La Motte is an enchanting choice for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Enjoy an introduction to La Motte’s internationally acclaimed wine portfolio,produced to express distinctive varietal character in a style that is classic and elegant.

Tel: +27 21 876 8000 • Email: • La Motte


Address: R45 Main Road, Franschhoek Valley


Known for its versatile easy-drinking wines, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards also enjoys sharing its passion for quality living with guests and tourists who visit the beautiful wine tasting room and Rotisserie restaurant situated in the famous Franschhoek Valley. This popular, laid-back destination offers a family-friendly experience of note. Choose between a variety of tasting options, enjoy an innovative wine cocktail or sit down to an informal and seasonal lunch. The food and wine experience also extends to a programme of exciting cooking classes and an internationally awarded Friday morning Food & Wine Pairing.

Tel: +27 (0)21 867 8002 • Email: • Leopard’s Leap


Address: R45 Main Road, Franschhoek


Nestled on the slopes of the Stellenbosch Mountain, Blaauwklippen is one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa, dating back to 1682. As one of South Africa’s oldest wine estates, we are proud of our heritage, our spectacular setting, our fertile soil and our award-winning wines. Most of all we are proud of our people, who share a philosophy that the winemaker merely finishes what nature has begun. Experience the rich and fascinating world of wine with Blaauwklippen Vineyards, combining traditional values with innovative ideas for over 333 years, to create one of South Africa’s top wine tourism destinations.

Tel: +27 21 880 0133 • • Blaauwklippen Vineyards



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MONTAGU, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA R9,995,000 This home set on a property of 10000m2 in a conservation area in the middle of the beautiful town of Montagu. It has 360 ° views of Montagu and its surrounding mountains. The house is immaculate with lots of attention to detail from authentic Cape architectural details such as the splayed windows to the special pieces sourced and restored from the Blue Train. This is combined with modern amenities such as double-glazed windows through-out, aluminium window frames, underfloor heating and whole house water filtration system. The house is north-facing and designed around a central courtyard with a pool.

Nelda Wiese +27 (0)83 303 9400 WEB ID: CEMG-0241




Beautiful sea view townhouse, fully modernised. Situated in a resort like complex with communal pool

Well built spacious home with five bedrooms with a separate self-contained flat. Double garage with automated doors.

Dune Ridge Estate presents the perfect balance between nature and world-class, modern living. Large 4 bedroom house.

Jan Van Eck +27 (0)82 890 9005 WEB ID: CHTB-0480

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CONSTANTIA, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA R13,500,000 Light and bright family home with excellent finishes throughout. Great indoor/outdoor flow. The reception rooms lead out to a large wrap around veranda. Private established garden, entertainment and deck leading to swimming pool. Outside pool cloakroom and sauna. Double garage with direct access and additional parking for visitors. Staff accommodation. Borehole & irrigation and excellent security including security cameras. 4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Ana-Paula Cole +27 (0)83 626 8777 Taryn Retief +27 (0)82 788 7469 WEB ID: CSFB-2402

MEADOWRIDGE, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA R4,295,000 This home oozes vibes and character with a modern appeal. Every inch of this home tells a story, from the magnificent ferns and Zen garden to the fragrance of the Jasmine to the expansive entertainment areas designed for all seasons, you cannot help falling in love. The accommodation wing consists of three luxurious bedrooms and a spacious family bathroom and chic main en-suite with dressing area. Cecily Madisson +27 (0)82 785 3956 Murray Tocker +27 (0)78 722 7836 WEB ID: CSFB-2647

CAMPS BAY, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA R13,500,000 While views from the living areas of this home are spectacular, adding another floor would take things to a whole new level, literally! With such a high natural base level and a large plot, to say you could build your dream home is an understatement. With the structure and amenities in perfect order, one could also move right in and take advantage of a great pool, grassy garden and large living areas while taking in breathtaking sunsets in the evenings. Tyler Wantling +27 (0)72 230 1075 Devin de Moyland +27 (0)82 558 7308 WEB ID: CACB-3436

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South Africa’s struggle for liberation was fought over three centuries of colonial domination and four decades of apartheid rule. In 1994 freedom was won and the world celebrated our new democracy with us. Today, the National Heritage Project Company, brings you the iconic leaders of this epic journey, from the first chiefs to the last activists, in The Long March to Freedom – a ground-breaking public attraction which recently relocated from the Cradle of Human Kind in Johannesburg to the grounds of Century City campus in Cape Town. The Long March to Freedom is a collection of 100 life-sized figures that will grow into a procession of over 400 bronze statues over time. Visitors can walk through the loosely spaced procession, beginning in the 1700s with rebel chiefs and renegade missionaries, along generations of freedom fighters, until they meet Walter Sisulu, Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela at the dawn of South Africa’s democracy. The Long March to Freedom has been on exhibition at Maropeng, official Visitor Centre of the Cradle of Humankind, since January 2019, where it has enjoyed much positive public acclaim. The move to Cape Town is part of the project’s commitment to exposing as many South Africans as possible to this unique exhibition which presents the diverse history of their country through the lives of specific individuals. A oneof-a-kind concept, it is also the largest exhibition of representative bronze artworks anywhere in the world. Over the past 8 years, the Long March to Freedom has enriched the lives of many 1000’s of people, from the artists, foundries and trainees who worked on bronzes, to the school children who have never before had the opportunity to fully experience their own history and heritage, and the domestic and foreign tourists. Tickets for the exhibition are available online at Computicket for R50 - R75.


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Born In Africa is undoubtedly the best “one stop shop� for the widest, most affordable, diverse range of top quality, authentic African curios from several rural regions in the continent. The range includes exotic skins and the largest selection of genuine ostrich leather bags and accessories. In addition to this, gemstone jewellery, stonework ornaments, bronze figurines, arts and crafts, textiles, an extensive selection of souvenirs and much more, are all available to purchase under one roof for the best deal in town.

This internationally known trading store offers a pleasant and safe shopping experience, the best deal in town and secure parking. Conveniently situated within the city centre, opposite the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and within walking distance from most city center hotels and the V&A Waterfront. Born In Africa also offers a packaging and worldwide shipping service.

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NETCARE WESTERN CAPE EMERGENCY AND TRAUMA DEPARTMENTS We’re here for you when you need it most When you or a loved one have suffered a serious medical emergency or injury as a result of an accident or traumatic incident, prompt intervention by trained medical professionals could mean the difference between life and death. Netcare not only provides firstresponse emergency medical services through Netcare 911’s road and air operations; there are also 4 emergency departments at Netcare hospitals in the Western Cape operating around the clock, every day of the year. Clinical care at the emergency departments is provided by independent doctor practices or by doctors with whom Netcare has contracted to provide this service, while specialists are on call should more specialised treatment be required.

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At Netcare 911, our core value is care. We care about the dignity of our patients and all members of the Netcare family. We care about the participation of our people and our partners in everything we do. We care about truth in all our actions. We are passionate about quality care and professional excellence. We strive to offer the best response times and paramedical expertise in the EMS industry. 38

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FIT FOR FLYING Over one billion people travel by air each year. From an array of plane-hopping pathogens to jet lag, dehydration, pre-existing medical conditions and the infamous economy class syndrome, international travellers confront an array of health risks while flying. In this article we shall discuss some healthy advice for travellers so you can be in tip-top condition, whether its for that special business trip, spending time with family and friends, or even that much-needed vacation we all need occasionally. Despite health risks involved, most of us are boarding planes more nowadays than ever before. World air travel has grown by around 5% a year over the past 30 years and although there are numerous health issues associated with air travel they pale in comparison to the enormous benefits to the traveller. There are many unstable cardiac conditions that prohibit one to fly, these include unstable arrythmias, valvular disease, uncontrolled blood pressure and a recent stroke. The decrease in oxygen saturation during air travel may affect those with cardiovascular disease. Therefore, it is important to make sure you have been seen by your general practioner or cardiologist prior to flying to ensure you are cleared and stable to fly. Patients with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators can fly once medically stable. Diabetes Mellitus has no restrictions to flying if its well-controlled. Those with insulin-dependent diabetes are normally required to have a letter of authorisation from their doctor to allow carriage of needles in their hand luggage. Insulin should be carried in a cool bag or pre-cooled vacuum flask. As a general rule: When travelling east and if more than two hours are lost, it may be necessary to take fewer units with intermediate or long-acting insulin. When travelling west and the day is extended by more than two hours, supplemental short-acting insulin or an increased dose of intermediate-acting insulin may be needed. Sugar tablets and snacks to prevent episodes of hypoglycaemia should be carried. The infamous Deep Vein Thrombosis is a blood clot in a deep vein, commonly in the legs. It is a life-threatening condition because a piece of the clot can break off and travel to the lungs where it can cause a pulmonary embolism. The jury is still out there on the extent of whether long-haul flights raises your risk of DVTs. The best advice one can give to combat the risk is to wear compression stockings to stimulate circulation and prevent blood from pooling. Other important tips may include avoiding crossing your legs as this may reduce blood circulation and consuming adequate amounts of non-alcoholic beverages throughout the flight to prevent dehydration. Exercising not only alleviates your risk of developing a DVT, but it can also reduce aches and pains, relieve stress and boredom, and induce better quality sleep. Patients that are pregnant are prohibited to fly from the end of the 36th week of pregnancy and end of the 32nd week in multiple pregnancies, due to the increased risk of in-flight delivery. In general, the safest time for a pregnant woman to travel is during the second trimester (18-24 weeks). Babies less than 2 years old are also prohibited to fly. Lastly, let’s talk a bit about jetlag. Jet lag is a temporary sleep disorder that occurs when the body’s internal “clock” takes a while to adjust to the time at the destination. It can affect your mood, concentration, and mental and physical performance. It is generally not serious but can cause problems if you have critical business or vacation activities planned shortly after arrival. Also, try set your watch to the time zone of your destination before you depart and when you arrive at your destination, get into the local routine as soon as possible along with trying to stay outside during daylight as much as you can because natural light helps your body clock to adjust. Many of the world’s most fascinating destinations can only be reached on a long-distance flight. Sitting on a plane for so long can be intimidating, but you can take steps to improve your comfort and safety. Best wishes for safe and healthy travels! Tel: 021 201 1119 Suite 1521 Christiaan Barnard Hospital

Over one billion people travel by air each year. From an array of plane-hopping pathogens to jet lag, dehydration, pre-existing medical conditions and the infamous economy class syndrome (the possibility of developing a deep vein thrombosis), international travellers confront an array of health risks while flying. In this article we shall discuss some healthy advice for travellers so you can be in tiptop condition, whether its for that special business trip, spending time with family and friends, or even that much-needed vacation we all need occasionally. Despite health risks involved, most of us are boarding planes more nowadays than ever before. World air travel has grown by around 5% a year over the past 30 years and although there are numerous health issues associated with air travel they pale in comparison to the enormous benefits to the traveller, to commerce, to international affairs, and to the public’s health. So, given there are some things we can’t change about air travel, there are things we can do to protect our health and ensure our comfort while flying as well as after the flight.

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zapiro receives france’s top cultural award

On November 13th, Cape Town born and bred, world renowned cartoonist, Jonathan Shapiro, aka Zapiro, became the latest addition to a very short and prestigious list of South Africans to receive the French honour, Chevalier Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters). The award was presented by Ambassador of France to South Africa, H.E. Mr. Aurélien Lechevallier, on behalf of the French President. Initially enrolled at the University of Cape Town to study architecture, Zapiro disliked the course and decided to study graphic design at the Michaelis School of Fine Art. It was during his course change that he was conscripted into the South African army for two years in 1982. Although best known for his humourous, cutting edge and controversial cartoons, he was also a political activist during South Africa’s Apartheid regime and an active member of anti-apartheid movement, the United Democratic Front (UDF) that was formed in 1983. His then political alignment saw him being detained under the Illegal Gatherings Act in 1988, just prior to leaving South Africa to hone his skill at the School of Visual Arts in New York. The Order of Arts and Letters was established in 1957 by the then French Minister of Culture, for significant contributions to art and literature in France as well as abroad and is the highest cultural honour bestowed by the French government. Said Ambassador Lechevallier: “In Jonathan Shapiro, France wants to give recognition to an artist, a friend, but also a freedom fighter who shares the values of the French Republic.” Zapiro, who is currently the editorial cartoonist for well-known publication, Daily Maverick, is only the fifth South African to date to be decorated with this award and has joined the ranks of Johnny Clegg, William Kentridge, Gregory Maqoma and Zanele Muholi. A well-deserved award for a true South African hero. Très Bien, Zapiro! Images supplied by Daily Maverick - Photographer: Nicole Williamson


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Is there anything more relaxing than soaking in a hot tub, having a massage, or just relaxing during a skin treatment? Health spas are incredibly relaxing places to visit, making them a great destination for de-stressing and feeling relaxed. Yemaya URBAN Spa and Hair at 15 on Orange is the newest and largest Spa to come out of the Yemaya stable. Our Beautiful, full-service Spa boasts all of the treatments and services that you would expect from your favourite Spa with amazing add on facilities, including an indoor heated pool, Rasul, steam room and Sauna, all brand new, state of the art facilities. At Yemaya we believe that value for money and added value are the catchphrases of our modern world and we have embraced this idea. Our prices will surprise you and our facilities will astound you. Call us today to book your pamper session. HAIR SALON The hair salon at Yemaya Spa and Hair offers a full range of all your hair care and styling needs. Our professional hairstylists are trained and equipped with vast experience and quality hair products. Whether you are looking for a make-over, haircut, hair colour or regular hairstyle maintenance you can be assured of expert service and advice. COUPLES PACKAGES AT YEMAYA SPA & HAIR CAPE TOWN Share a decadent experience with your partner or surprise a loved one with this ultimate gift of romance. Enjoy treatments which draws out impurities from your body, relaxes muscles, improves circulation, moisturises skin and relieves tension. We have a wonderful selection of couples packages available to put the romantic spark back into any relationship. BODY TREATMENTS Share a decadent experience with your partner or surprise a loved one with this ultimate gift of romance. Enjoy treatments which draws out impurities from your body, relaxes muscles, improves circulation, moisturises skin and relieves tension. We have a wonderful selection of couples packages available to put the romantic spark back into any relationship. Unit 603, 15 on Orange Hotel, Corner Greys Pass & Orange Street, Cape Town Monday - Friday: 08:00 – 20:00 / Sunday and public holidays: 10:00 – 18:00 +27 21 286 9050 / Email: / Hello Cape Town December 2018 l



No visitor to the Mother City should miss out on its beautiful historic buildings, museums and diverse history. See everything the Cape Town inner city has to offer with a Historic City free walking tour which operates on a Tip Only basis: you enjoyed? Tip your guide. You had a laugh? Even better. FREE TOURS BY FOOT Tours departs daily at 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm and 4pm from the ticket office at 81 Long Street (stop 5). As you explore the city in the 90-minute tour, your guide will highlight buildings and places of relevance and history along the route. Look out for the tour guide in their red uniforms with their red umbrellas to join the City Sightseeing Free Walking Tours.


Eagles’ Nest, located on the crest of Constantia Nek pass, is nestled at the foot of the awe-inspiring Table Mountain. This pristine and boutique family owned vineyard has in recent years gained a striking reputation for both its beauty and award-winning wines. Constantia Main Road, Constantia, 7806, Cape Town

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WORLD OF BIRDS World of Birds is the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the World. Over 3 000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are uniquely presented in more than 100 spacious landscaped walk through aviaries, allowing you the most intimate closeness with nature. Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806 +27 21 790 2730

88 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town

MUSEUM HOURS: Sunday to Thursday: 10am - 5pm, Friday: 10am - 2pm. Closed Saturdays and Jewish Holidays. Open Public Holidays

Situated in the Museum Mile in central Cape Town, the South African Jewish Museum offers visitors a truly unique experience with its bold architectural design, interactive multi-media displays and truly engaging accounts of South African Jewish history. COST: Adults: R60.00. SA Pensioners: R30.00. Students (Under 12 years): FREE. Students (Over 12 years): R30.00

Accessible on the Downtown tour. Yellow route 7 days a week

KIRSTENBOSCH NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. Rhodes Drive, 7735 021 799 8783

BORN IN AFRICA The best “one stop shop” for the widest, most affordable and diverse range of top quality, authentic African curios. The range includes exotic skins, genuine ostrich leather bags and accessories, gemstone jewellery, stonework, bronze figurines, art and more. +27 21 418 0823 / Shop no. 2 on the corner of Lower Loop & Wharf Street

Accessible on the Downtown tour. Yellow route 7 days a week

BIG 5 SAFARI & SPA Real Africa. Real Close To Cape Town. Over 10 000-hectares of Big 5 conservancy.

4-STAR ACCOMMODATION | SPA | GAME DRIVE | HORSEBACK & QUAD BIKE SAFARI At the award-winning Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa, guests will get the opportunity to experience a Big 5 safari, together with outstanding service; it just does not get any better than this. With game drives, quad bike and horseback safaris situated just 2 hours’ drive from Cape Town, it’s the closest you will get to real Africa, in the lap of luxury. The world-class spa at Aquila adds to the already exceptional facilities and services on offer. It is a masterpiece of luxury, defined by its serenity and creative use of natural elements.





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Hello Cape Town Dec 2019  

The most beautiful season in the most beautiful city. Summer in Cape Town!

Hello Cape Town Dec 2019  

The most beautiful season in the most beautiful city. Summer in Cape Town!