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PETE TONG ALL GONE RHINO Coming to South Africa to perform in Ballito and Cape Town, British DJ Pete Tong took the time to visit Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge. Personal encounters with a tame cheetah and new baby rhinos, Bundu and Livinia, familiarised him with the reserve’s conservation efforts RhinoProtect and Western Cape Cheetah Conservation and Tong is eager to join the fight to save endangered wildlife. Celebrities are often glimpsed, as they get in touch with nature at Inverdoorn. Coldplay shot part of their music video for the song Paradise at the reserve. Tokio Hotel and Sean Kingston also visited and The Wailers performed in Cape Town in support of RhinoProtect. Esteemed actors Rutger Hauer and Ingrid Chauvin are amongst other celebrated guests who were touched by the animal interactions and the initiatives that propel the reserve. Inverdoorn has become a conservation stronghold – this past year saw them provide a home to the baby rhinos who were orphaned after their mothers fell victim to poachers. Elephants were re-introduced to the Karoo after being relocated to Inverdoorn. Raised in captivity they are now free-roaming and complete the reserve as a big five safari destination. The involvement of key figures such as Pete Tong could do much to help Inverdoorn elevate awareness about South Africa’s natural heritage and the dangers it must combat.
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When: 1-2 March 2014 Where: Hosted at D’Aria wine estate Itching for grape amusement? Kick off your shoes for some squishing and splatting at the Durbanville Wine Valley’s Feast of the Grape, a weekend of harvest fun hosted by 12 wine farms in the Durbanville Wine Valley. Marking the end of harvest, the festival takes place on 1 and 2 March 2014. It will be held at the picturesque D’Aria wine farm, surrounded by vineyards and nature, with plenty of seasonal wines to sip. The farms coming together to take part in the grape frolics are: Altydgedacht, Bloemendal, D’Aria, De Grendel, Diemersdal, Durbanville Hills, Groot Phesantekraal, Hillcrest, Klein Roosboom, Meerendal, Nitida and Signal Gun. A mere 20 minutes from the centre of Cape Town, the charming wine route set in rolling hills is the perfect place to enjoy the last summer days with family and friends. Great food, excellent wines, the sensory experience of grape stomping, music by Chris Rain and Sven Blumer, happy crowds and the natural surroundings create a most memorable festival. Tutored tastings for wine enthusiasts is a first for the festival. Wine estate restaurants bring their personality to festival feasting with creative dishes such as oysters with Sauvignon Blanc jelly, and baguettes with Boerejongens. Family-friendly and fun-focused, the two day celebration also pays homage to harvest machinery and farm equipment. Find all festival highlights in our Hello Winelands section. Tickets: R50 from www.webtickets.co.za to enter festival R50 for tasting kit with tasting glass and tasting coupons – buy at the festival. Children under 12: entry free. R20 entry to Kids Country Zone Hours: Saturday: 11h00 - 19h00 / Sunday: 11h00 – 18h00 Twitter: @durbanvillewine #feastofthegrape Facebook: Durbanville Wine Valley Website: www.durbanvillewine.co.za
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When: 1-9 March Where: Le Bonheur Wine Estate, Youngsfield Military Base, Good Hope Centre & the race around the Peninsula. It is actually a week full of cycling events all over the Cape. The MTB (Mountain Bike) challenge will take place this year at Le Bonheur Wine Estate in Stellenbosch- short routes takes place on 1 March and long routes on 2 March. Between the 6-9 March the Lifecycle Expo for all
participants, funs and sports lovers, takes place at The Good Hope Centre in town. Although originally intended for all cycle fanatics and the race participants, it has grown to be one of the best expos for all the gear you might need when taking interest in a healthy, active lifestyle. On the day before the internationally renowned professional race, youngsters are given the chance to have their own trill. With two different races, designed to suit kids as young as 3 years old, the Tricycle & Junior Tour will be taking place at Youngsfield Military Base in Wynberg. While the internationally renowned cycle tour takes place around the peninsula, locals and visitors are welcome to show their support to the brave participants that take this 109km challenge upon themselves. www.cycletour.co.za
RAMFEST When: 6-9 March 2014 Where: Elandskloof Farm, Helderstroom The REAL ALTERNATIVE MUSIC festival held annually in March was formed in 2007 bringing the best in International and local South African bands and artists. RAMFest has grown to see tens of thousands of fans attending up to five South African cities and is currently one of the largest music festivals in the country. RAMfest 2014 Cape Town will be held at Elandskloof Farm, Helderstroom International artists announced to date: Biffy Clyro (Scotland), Killswitch Engage (USA), Foals (UK), Trivium (USA), Camo & Krooked (Austria), featuring Dynamite MC (UK) Local artists: Protoculture, Gangs of Ballet, Fuzigish, Infanteria, Iso, Black Cat Bones, Mr Cat And The Jackal, Red Huxley, Niskerone. www.ramfest.co.za
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March 2014 screenings under the stars HILLCREST QUARRY Hillcrest wine estate, Durbanville: Platteland (in Afrikaans) - 04.03.2014 / 19:30 - 21:15 Fight Club - 11.03.2014 / 19:30 – 22:00 Working Girl - 18.03.2014 / 19:30 – 21:30 Ghost - 25.03.2014 / 19:30 – 21:45 KIRSTENBOSCH: Jock of the Bushveld / 05.03.2014 / 19:30 – 21:30 Back to the Future - 12.03.2014 / 19:30 – 21:45 Back to the Future 2 - 19.03.2014 / 19:30 - 21:30 Back to the Future 3 - 26.03.2014 / 19:30 - 21:30 WATERFRONT: Gorillas in the Mist - 06.03.2014 / 19:30 – 21:45 Catch me if you Can - 13.03.2014 / 19:30 - 22:00 Erin Brockovich - 20.03.2014 / 19:30 – 21:45
The Holiday - 27.03.2014 / 19:30 – 22:00 Once a screening is sold-out no tickets will be available at the door. For tickets: www.thegalileo. co.za & www.webtickets.co.za
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When: 8- 9 March 2014 Where: Paarl With harvest in full-swing, the annual Paarl Ommiberg “Round the Rock” festival to be held on 8 & 9 March 2014, offers visitors not only the opportunity to taste the first unfiltered wines of the 2014 vintages but to enjoy a relaxed day out in the wine lands with unique offerings and activities to suit the whole family. For the first time this year the festival will be hosted over the entire weekend for each and every person in the family to enjoy. Saturday, 8 March is the day that wineries put their best foot forward to welcome you. This is the day when visitors are given a glimpse into working wineries, offered the opportunity to pick and stomp their own grapes, enjoy tractor rides through the vineyards and test their winemaking skills by creating their own blends and pairing the young unfiltered wines with traditional onion tart – a custom rooted in Germany and adopted by the OmmiBerg ‘Round the Rock’ festival. Also on offer are cooking demonstrations, art exhibitions, live entertainment and cellar tours. Adding to the day’s festivities are jumping castles, slippery slides, pony rides, face painting, kids’ croquet and rides on a goats wagon to keep the kiddies busy. With more than seventeen wineries to choose from visitors will be spoilt for choice. Unfiltered wines, live music and Zwiebelkuchen (onion tart) tastings are free throughout the event, whilst meals and special activities should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment and are payable separately. On Sunday, 9 March, you’ll be able to wind down, giving you the opportunity to enjoy OmmiBerg ‘Round the Rock’ in a slower pace. This is a day for families to enjoy a relaxed Sunday lunch in various forms and fashions with beautiful scenery and exceptional wine. Who would not like to relax and spend a day in true Paarl fashion? Programme per wine farm, as well as the Sunday Slow programme are available on the event web site and in the event pages of ‘Hello Cape Town Magazine’ Facebook fun page. www.ommiberg.co.za, tickets are available via www.webtickets.co.za
CAPE TOWN CARNIVAL When: 15 March Where: Green Point The Cape Town Carnival is a glamorous celebration of African identity, diverse communities & cultures and the transformative power of creativity. It’s an opportunity to gather together, bring your boldest and brightest moves and enjoy a shared celebration on the city’s streets. Everyone is welcome. And anything is possible! 15 March 2014 will see the 5th Cape Town Carnival explode onto the FanWalk
in Greenpoint (AKA Somerset Rd), Cape Town. With over 2 000 costumed performers, a spectacular parade of giant floats and live musicians, it’s an experience you simply can’t miss. Own the streets! From 3 pm the FanWalk turns into a pedestrian walkway filled with fun, food and folk enjoying the freedom of their city streets. Enjoy the festive vibe in a safe and secure street market area before the spectacular Carnival parade will begins at 7:30 pm! Then party the night away at the Carnival end-party, starts at 10pm, which will feature DJ Fresh and South African super-band MiCasa. www.capetowncarnival.com
INFECTING THE CITY When: 11- 16 March Where: Cape Town City Centre Infecting The City places exciting new artworks in unexpected spaces in the middle of the City that challenge Cape Town’s ideas of art and public space. Cape Town is a city of contradiction. Of beauty that hurts and then there’s just the hurt. The discrepancies in living conditions amongst its peoples, the difficult transportation and far flung townships and the selective ownership of the city are remnants that make the city an object of critique as much as an object of praise. For this range then it is a city that inspires. This year’s programme of public art, while comprising many artists interested in an experience of the aesthetic, the beautiful or the sensual, features those who work with the ugly, uncomfortable or strange: beauty as truth, as an intense emotion in what can be an overwhelming, confounding and numbing city. As Cape Town takes on a global spotlight, the demand is greater for a city that is more than a tourist trap but reacts the realism of its inhabit-ants. A city that listens to the people that populate the city, in as much as to the visitor looking at the city through a camera. In most prominent cities, the city dweller is an integral part of the character of a space and possibly why these cities are visited – think a Berliner, a Londoner, a New Yorker, a Parisian – where the inhabitant is deἀned not by culture or race or lineage but by their cityness. For citizens in the company of artists and visitors from other parts of the country, the continent and the world, Infecting The City provides pause and cause to consider what is a Capetonian, a South African, a citizen beyond the smiley faces and buff bodies on tour packages. The range of work in this programme has grown: more visual art and music; more inter-national artists and more ways to interact from following routes of performances and experiencing installations and art works to individual, solitary audio tours to panels and discussions. There is no doubt the ultimate goal is to develop the festival beyond the inner city to further afield. And Infecting The Country. www.infectingthecity.com
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The Houses Of Parliament are an architectural wonder. Gallery tickets are available from Room 12. Overseas visitors must present their passports. The parliament building, which also houses the Library of Parliament, is beautiful, with its central dome and Corinthian porticos and pavilions. You can also sit in the public gallery during a parliamentary session.The original designer, Charles Freeman, miscalculated the foundations and was replaced by Henry Greaves, who oversaw the building until completion in 1885. The new House of Assembly was designed by Sir Herbert Baker. A pedestrian walkway, Government Avenue, runs through the Company Gardens and provides easy access to Parliament and other nearby attractions are Greenmarket Square, the Castle of Good Hope and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Between July and January, guided tours take place from Monday to Friday: 11:00 and 14:00. Address: 90 Plein Street Tel: 021 403 2266 Cape Town website: www.parliament.gov.za
This unique museum entices visitors to experience the ancient, sometimes mystical relationship that exists between gold and the African continent through state - of - the art visuals and artistic displays. The museum is home to a collection of 350 West african gold artefacts as well as objects from the ancient gold civilizations of southern Africa. Martin Melck House, 96 Strand Street. Open: 09:30 - 17:00 T: 021 405 1540
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SOUTH AFRICAN JEWISH MUSEUM The museum is interactive and Hi-tech, using different media to present highlights of South Africa history, and transforming the Jewish community’s story into a vital account of individual and organizational roles and contributions. Dynamic display reveal the community’s response to the moral and political challenges that confronted them. On view are rare Judaica artifacts, animated video footage of famous Barney Barnato and Max Rose, and an award winning documentary film ‘Nelson Mandela. A Righteous Man’, which is screened throughout the day. Open: 10:00-17:00 Sun-Thur, 10:00-14:00 Fri. T: 021 465 1546 www.sajewishmuseum.co.za MYCITI ROUTE 101 - STATION : GARDENS STOP: GOVERNMENT AVENUE
PAARL’S TAALMONUMENT - Culture, nature AND pleasure! Open daily from 08:00-17:00 /20:00 (Dec to Mar.) The Afrikaanse Taalmonument in Paarl is a fascinating step back into the past . . . built in 1975, and designed by architect Jan van Wijk, it portrays the influence of African, European and Asian languages on the development of Afrikaans. Guided tours are offered daily. The Monument is an ideal picnic spot with spectacular views, and offers popular full-moon picnics, stargazing picnics and picnic concerts. Pack you own picnic basket or book
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THE SPRINGBOK EXPERIENCE The museum section includes audio visual exhibits as well as historic rugby artifacts and compelling graphics on the first floor of the stand-alone building. An interactive ‘Springbok Trials’ zone, which tests rugby skills, as well as a flagship Springbok Retail Store are located on the ground floor. The site also includes a full-size set of illuminated rugby poles and, in due course, a sculpture garden featuring bronze handprints of national team captains. The Experience is designed to make rugby history accessible and inclusive. The Springbok Experience is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 10:00 to 18:00. Portswood House (near intersection of Portswood and Dock roads). MY CITI ROUTES A01, T01 & 104STOP: SOMERSET HOSPITAL.
DISTRICT 6 MUSEUM District Six was named the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in 1867. Original established as mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisan, labourers and immigrants, District Six was vibrant centre with close links to the city and the port. By the beginning of the twentieth century, however, the history of removals and marginalization had begun. www.districtsix.co.za T: 021 466 7200 Visiting hours: Mon: 09:00 – 14:00 Tues – Sat. 09:00 – 16:00 one from Volksmond Coffee Shop. The Monument is available as picnic function venue and photography location. For the adventurous there is easy access to hiking trails and a downhill track. Also visit the Taalmuseum in town – its interactive exhibitions will give you a hands-on experience of Afrikaans, its history, its dialects and its people. More information: Tel: 021 863 4809 / 021 863 0543 www.taalmonument.co.za Facebook: Taalmonument Twitter: @taalmonument
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CAPE TOWN SCIENCE CENTER A world of discovery under one roof! Expect a wide variety of interactive displays and exciting activities for your enjoyment. Build a house in the exclusive ‘kids only’ Murray & Roberts Building Site, challenge your mind with Puzzling Things, experience weightlessness similar to that of space with a spin on the Human Gyroscope, play Mindball - the game where you control the ball with your brain waves and see and hear science in the Audio Kinetic Sculpture. See South Africa’s electric car, the Joule, now on display (soon you will be able to ‘plug-in’ while you visit as we are making provision in our parking area for our visitors electric cars!) and much more. For the first time, we have an outdoor area, step outside and learn how the Science Centre is harvesting its rainwater to save water or enjoy a game of Chess on the Giant Chess set. We offer free internet to all our visitors. Mon to Sat 09:00 - 16:30, Sundays & Public Holidays 10:00 - 16:30 www. ctsc.org.za MYCITI ROUTE 102 - STOP: UPPER SALT RIVER AND THEN A LITTLE WALK
MUSEUMS IN WINE ESTATES SPIER WINE ESTATE A small selection is displayed in the public spaces at Spier, including the Manor House, Conference Centre and Hotel. The work is rotated on an annual basis to give exposure to as many of the artists as possible, and to keep the spaces fresh and alive for visitors and staff. The art chosen for display aims to show the richness and diversity of the SA experience and artistic talent. Spier believes that the visual arts can provide both guests and staff with new insights, and challenge us to take a fresh look at our world and environment. Because of this, it is a powerful tool for transformation. Regular exhibitions are held in the Spier Old Wine Cellar Gallery. These also showcase works from the collection, and have an educational focus. www.spier.co.za FRANSCHHOEK MOTOR MUSEUM AT L’ORMARINS WINE ESTATE The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the magnificent setting of L’Ormarins. www.fmm.co.za THE HESS ART COLLECTION AT GLEN CARLOU WINE ESTATE The Museum, which opened in 2006, currently has a new exhibition of works by Andy Goldsworthy, Deryck Healey and Ouattara Watts. Mr Donald M. Hess, founder of Hess Family Estates, the Swiss-based company that owns Glen Carlou, also has one of the largest privately owned contemporary art collections in the world. To reaffirm his commitment to the South African winelands, works from the Hess Collection are to be permanently displayed the Hess Museum situated in Glen Carlou’s wine tasting and art facility. www.glencarlou.co.za
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DAYS 21 FEBRUARY TO 2 MARCH 2014 Be inspired by ten top design movies at Design Indaba FilmFest 2014 — SA’s leading film festival dedicated to architecture, urban design, photography, street and performance art, motion graphics and the subcultures of design. Don’t miss these one-night-only South African premieres. GO TO DESIGNINDABA.COM/FILM FOR MORE INFO
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ON STAGE THE SOUND OF MUSIC Based on the memoirs of Maria von Trapp, The Sound of Music follows wayward postulant, Maria, who leaves the Abbey and become governess to seven children. This Andrew Lloyd Webber Production of the legendary musical is staged with an all-star, all South African cast. Artscape, 19 Feb- 30 Mar, Tickets R125- R425 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket.mobi. CALL ME LEE Multi-award winning theatre star Jonathan Roxmouth is back with his new piano show, CALL ME LEE! Also featuring newcomers Weslee Lauder and Samuel Hyde. Music. Glitter. Laughter. What more do you need for a great night out at the theatre? Theater on the Bay, 19 Feb- 15 Mar, Tickets R90- R130 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket.mobi. ENTERTAINING ANGELS West end stars Delena Kidd, Gary Raymond and Wanda Venham return to Cape Town in Richard Everett’s beautiful play Entertaining Angels. Directed by Richard Digby Day Theater on the 19 March- 5 April, Tickets R90- R130 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket.mobi. A DOG’S LIFE An exploration of the lives of pets in urban communities, A Dog’s Life is a story about a homeless dog and a lonely homeless boy. Their struggle to survive in the city sees them tackle many obstacles and make important life choices. The story is told through the eyes of the dog Angel, with innovative puppetry, beautiful singing and audience participation. A Dog’s Life broaches the specific needs of domestic animals in terms of their day-to-day care through dance and trilingual song.
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The play equips learners with the knowledge of how to help a pet have a happy life and highlights the importance of making responsible choices. Funded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Baxter Theatre, 20- 27 Mar, Tickets from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket.mobi. HEAVY Written and performed by Kagiso Mokgadi Directed by Rob van Vuuren Produced by Siv Ngesi KG takes on a whole range of subjects with seasoned comic swag and maturity. Heavy is a show about an overweight son of a sangoma and a western medicine nurse who considers fist fighting an inconvenience. His view of our country’s politics can only be considered unique. Expect big-belly laughs and a hilarious point of view that comes with a little difference of opinion. Age Restriction: PG 13
happened: Mandela has been released. South Africa is on the road to democracy. Going home has become a reality. Instead of a celebration, this new situation becomes the cancer that breaks the Khalipa family apart. To add insult to injury, Robert is not called by the ANC to come home and be part of the negotiations. What follows is a plot full of intrigue, lies, backstabbing, conspiracy and political in-fighting. Peter Tshabalala, a young comrade who was Robert’s assistant in the ANC office in Stockholm, plays an important role in the isolation of Robert by the organisation. How can the release of Nelson Mandela be the reason for this family to break up? Baxter Theatre, 27 Feb- 29 Mar, Tickets R110R140 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket.mobi. PASSAGE What does it mean to be a good man in South Africa today? How do we grow from boys into responsible caring men? How do men engage with power without resorting to violence?
These are the questions that are explored in Passage, an exciting new collaboration between the Baxter Theatre Centre and Magnet Theatre. Directed by Thando Doni (graduate of the Magnet Training Programme, Zabalaza Theatre Festival Best Director winner and recipient of the GIPCA emerging director’s bursary), one of the most inspired, energised and creative directors in South Africa at the moment, and performed by 5 new talents on the Cape Town stage, Passage goes to the heart of the crisis of violence against women in South Africa.
Robert Khalipa has been living in exile in Stockholm, Sweden, for over 30 years, with his wife, Anna Olson, who has inherited her father’s large electronic and communications company, and their daughter Ayanda, a doctor working in a hospital in Stockholm. Something that Robert has been waiting for all his life in exile has finally
Passage not only explores the values, assumptions, fears and behaviours that allow such violence to be perpetrated but investigates, in our multicultural context, how boys transition into men. Looking at the rites of passage that boys undergo in South Africa to move from childhood to responsible adulthood, the production points to actions that
Baxter Theatre, 17- 29 Mar, Tickets R60- R80 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket.mobi.
men can take to redefine and reconstruct a positive notion of male masculinity. Performed in English, isiXhosa and Afrikaans. PG:10 Baxter Theatre, 4- 22 Mar, Tickets R60- R80 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket.mobi. WILLY RUSSELL’S BLOOD BROTHERS Blood Brothers tells the story of a financially desperate mother who gives away one of her twin boys at birth. Playwright Willy Russell gave his blessing to David Kramer’s adaptation which locates the musical within the Cape Town community giving it a distinctly local flavour. Blood Brothers enjoyed phenomenal success in London and around the world. Opening in London in 1983, Blood Brothers ended its sensational 24 year West End run in 2012. Produced and performed in many parts of the world this is the first time that Willy Russell (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita) has granted permission for his musical to be adapted. Singing sensation Alistair Izobell, joins the stellar company and will be singing the role of the Narrator. The producers are proud to have this award-winning performer join the Blood Brothers production. The Fugard, 12 Feb- 29 Mar, Tickets R90- R140 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket.mobi. A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT 1997. Pretoria Central Prison, South Africa. Psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela prepares to sit opposite the apartheid regime’s most notorious assassin, Eugene de Kock nicknamed “Prime Evil”– the head of the apartheid regime’s death squads. A member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Madizikela questions de Kock who is serving a 212 year sentence for crimes against humanity, murder, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, and fraud. She is determined to try to understand what motivated de Kock’s actions. The Fugard, 20 Feb- 6 Apr, Tickets R120 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket.mobi. KAREN ZOID & VUSI MAHLASELA ONE NIGHT ONLY! On 3 March renowned musical greats Vusi Mahlasela and Karen Zoid share the stage at The Fugard Theatre for one unforgettable concert. Both of them have the ability to write gorgeous, delicately rendered songs which will make this show a powerful musical collaboration. The Fugard, 3 Mar, Tickets R120- R200 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket.mobi.
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is a term used in many South African townships to describe an informal barbecue or braai where friends come together near a butchery, to grill meat in an open fire. The site is usually provided by the butcher owner and only people who buy meat from the butcher are allowed to use the facility. Shisa nyama is a Zulu phrase and it literally means "burn meat".
Having opened its doors on 30 March 2012, the Corner lounge is an upmarket Sports Bar in Gugulethu owned by the infamous Nkululeko Tuntubele. Once a local criminal, the entrepreneur has completely turned his life around through uplifting the local community. “Corner Lounge makes no competition with other businesses around it. I just want to be a good example to the youth who are involved in crime,” Tuntubele said. Corner lounge is built on exceptional service, cleanliness and its focus is on a niche market. The target market is the “Black Diamond”, those who originate from the township and have now made something of themselves, and live outside of Gugulethu. Corner lounge is situated at the corner of Ny 116 and Ny 138. Mon - Sun: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am. Cash only. 082 511 9541
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EASTERN FOOD BAZAAR A: The Wellington building, Darling Street T: 021 461 2458 www.easternfoodbazaar. co.za HAIKU Exotic Asian cuisine A: 33 Church Street T: 021 424 7000 www.bukhara.com KITIMA Thai A: Kronendal Estate, 140 Main Rd, Hout Bay T: 021 790 8004/ 6 www.kitima.co.za SAIGON Vietnamese A: Kloof Str.
T: 021 424 7670 TAKUMI Sushi A: 3 Park Road, Gardens T: 021 424 8879 www.takumi.co.za WAKAME &WAFU Pacific Rim cuisine &Asian tapas A: 1st and 2nd Floor, Cnr Surrey Place and Beach Road Mouille Point T: 021 433 2377 www.wakame.co.za WANG THAI A: Lagoon Beach Drive, Milnerton T: 021 551 9254 A: V&A waterfront T: 021 421 8702 www.wangthai.co.za
BARS & PUBS
T: 021 439 3494 F: 021 439 9225 E: email@example.com www.theosrestaurant.co.za 163 Beach Road, Mouille Point
ARNOLDS' A: 60 Kloof Str. T: 021 424 4344 www.arnolds.co.za DIAS TAVERN A: 15 Caledon Str. T: 021 465 7547 www.diastavern.co.za FERRYMANS A: Old Dock Master Building, Dock Road, Waterfront T: 021 419 7748 http://webfactory.co.za/ portfolio/ferrymans/ FIREMAN'S ARMS A: Corner Budengracht And Mechau Street T: 021 419 1513 www.firemansarms.co.za FORESTERS ARMS A: 52 Newlands Ave. (Manson Rd.) T: 021 689 5949
MITCHELL'S BREWERY A: Old Dock Master Building, Dock Road, Waterfront T: 021 425 9462 www.mitchellsbrewery. com PEDDLERS ON THE BEND A: 13 Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia T: 021 794 7747 www.peddlars.co.za THE SLUG & LETTUCE A: 107 a Main Rd, Greenpoint T: 021 433 2081 A: 218 - 224 Long str. T: 021 424 7328 A: 64 Kloof St, Gardens T: 021 422 5325 www.slugandlettuce.co.za
GAME & GRILLS 1800 A: The Cape Royal, 47 Main Rd T: 021 430 0506 www.18hundreddegrees. com &UNION A: 110 Bree Street T: 021 422 2770 www.carne-sa.com AMADODA BRAAI A: 1-4 Strand Str., Woodstock. T: 021 447 2133 www.amadoda.co.za BLACK MARLIN A: Main Road, Millers
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MAMA AFRICA A: 178 Long Str. T: 021 426 1017 www.mamaafrica restaurant.co.za MARIMBA A: Cnr Coen Steytler & Heerengracht Road, Foreshore T: 021 418 3366 www.marimbasa.com NV-80 A: The Point, 76 Regent Rd, First Floor, Sea Point T: 021 439 7112
NING Point, Simons Town T: 021 876 1621 www.blackmarlin.co.za CARNE SA A: 70 Keerom St. T: 021 424 3460 www.carne-sa.com DIAS TAVERN A: 15 Caledon Str. T: 021 465 7547 www.diastavern.co.za KNIFE A: corner of Century Blv. & Rialto Rd. T: 021 551 5000 www.knife-restaurants. co.za
THEO’S GRILL A: 163 Beach Road, Mouille Point T: 021 439 3494 On Facebook THE HUSSAR GRILL A: 107A, Main Road, Green Point T: 021 433 2081 A: 108 Camps Bay Drive, Camps Bay T: 021 438 4563 A: Steenberg Village Shopping Centre, Constantia T: 021 702 4094 www.hussargrill.co.za
INDIAN BUKHARA A: 33 Church Str. T: 021 424 0000 A: Shop no. 6264, Upper Level, Victoria Wharf T: 021 418 5700 A: Grand West Casino, Goodwood. T: 021 535 4444 A: corner of Drop & Bird Str. Stellenbosch. T: 021 882 9133 www.bukhara.com MAHARAJAH A: Corner of Kloofnek and Woodside roads,
Tamboerskloof. T: 021 424 6607 MASALA DOSA A: 165 Long Str. T: 021 424 6772 www.masaladosa.co.za PASSAGE TO INDIA A: 2 Carnaby Centre, Marine Circle, Bloubergstrand. T: 021 557 5524 RG’S KABAB MAHAL A: 315 Main Road, Sea Point. T: 021 434 0008 www.kababmahal.co.za
INTERNATIONAL AUBERGINE A: 39 Barnett Str. T: 021 465 4909 www.aubergine.co.za BELUGA A: The Foundry, Prestwich Str., Green Point T: 021 418 2948/ 9 www.beluga.co.za BLUES RESTAURANT A: The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay T: 021 438 2040 www.blues.co.za GRAND CAFÉ & BEACH A: Granger Bay Rd, off Beach Rd T: 021 425 0551 GRAND CAFÉ & ROOM A: 35 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay. T: 021 438 4253 www.grandafrica.com HEMELHUIJS 71 Waterkant Street,
Cape Town Tel: 021 418 2042 www.hemelhuijs.co.za MANO’S A: 39 Main Road T: 021 434 1090 www.mano.co.za MANO A MANO 5 Park Road Gardens Tel: 021 422 4415 ON THE ROCKS A: 45 Stadler Road, Bloubergstrand T: 021 554 1988 www.ontherocks.co.za THE BUNGALOW A:Glen Country Club, 3 Victoria Road T: 021 438 2018 www.thebungalow.co.za THE ROUNDHOUSE A: Round House Road (off Kloof Road), The Glen, Camps Bay T: 021 438 4347 www.theroundhouse restaurant.co.za
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DINING MEDITERRANEAN 95 KEEROM A: 95 Keerom Street T: 021 422 0765 www.95keerom.com BIESMIELLAH A: 021 423 0850 T: Wale & Pentz Street www.biesmiellah.co.za BURRATA A: 375 Albert Road, The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock T: 021 447 6505 www.burrata.co.za IL LEONE MASTRANTONIO A: 22 Cobern Street, Green Point T: 021 421 0071 www.mastrantonio.com GIOVANNI’S A: 103 Main Road, Green Point T: 021 434 6893 www.giovannis restaurant.com LA PERLA A: Cnr Church & Beach Roads, Sea Point T: 021 434 2471 www.laperla.co.za
MEZEPOLI A: The Promenade, Victoria Rd, Camps Bay T: 021 438 1915 www.mezepoli.co.za MYKONOS TAVERNA A: 343 Main Rd,Sea point T: 021 439 2106 On Facebook NONNA LINA A: 64 Orange Str. T: 021 424 4966 www.nonnalina.com POSTICINO A: Cnr Main & Albany Roads, Sea Point T: 021 439 4014 / 3964 www.posticino.co.za SABABA KITCHEN & DELI A: Shop 14, Piazza St. John, 395 Main Road, Sea Point T: 021 433 0507 A: 231 Bree St. T: 021 424 7480 www.sababa.withtank. com DIAZ TAVERN A: 15 Caledon Street T: 021 465 7547 www.diastavern.co.za
SEAFOOD BAIA A: V&A Waterfront T: 021 421 0935 www.baiarestaurant. co.za BLOWFISH RESTAURANT A: 1 MARINE Dr. Dolphin Beach, Tableview T: 021 556 5456 www.blowfishrestaurant.co.za CODFATHER A: 34 The Dr. Camps Bay T: 021 438 0782/ 3 On Facebook OCEAN BLUE A:The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay T: 021 438 9838 / 9 ONS HUISIE A: Corner of Generaal Jansens,Road and Stadler Road, Bloubergstrand T: 021 554 1553
www.onshuisie.co.za PANAMA JACKS A: Quay 500, Cape Town Harbour T: 021 447 3992 www.panamajacks.net PARANGA A: The Promenade, Victoria Road Camps Bay T: 021438 0404 www.paranga.co.za PIGALLE A: 57 A Somerset Road Green Point T: 021 421 4848 www.pigallerestaurants. co.za THE LOOKOUT DECK A: Harbour Road T: 021 790 0900 www.thelookoutdeck. co.za WILLOUGHBY & CO A: V&A waterfront T: 021 418 6115 www. willoughby andco.co.za
TAPAS CAFÉ EXTRABLATTE A: 79 Main Rd. T: 021 286 0460 www.cafe-extrablatt.co.za
FORK A: 84 long St. T: 021 424 6334 www.fork-restaurants.co.za
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LA PARADA A: 107 Bree Street T: 021 424 2235 RAFIKI’S A: 13 Kloof nek Rd, T: 021 286 0460 On Facebook http://rafikis.co.za RICK’S CAFÉ AMERICAIN A: 2 park Rd, Gardens
T: 021 426 4731/1100 www.rickscafe.co.za REPUBLIC A: 44 Victoria Avenue, Hout Bay T: 021 790 7829 SOTANO A: 121 beach Rd. T: 021 439 5119 www.newmarkhotels. com
THE AMERICAS ALEXANDER BAR & CAFÉ Conversation bar A: 76 Strand St T: 021 300 1088
BEEFCAKES A: 40 Somerset Rd T: 021 425 9019 www.beefcakes.co.za EL BURRO- Mexican A: 81 Main Road, Green Point T: 021 433 2364 www.elburro.co.za FAT CACTUSMexican
A: 5 Park Rd T: 021 422 5022 www.fatcactus.co.za KEENWA-Peruvian A: 50 Waterkant St T: 021 419 2633 www.keenwa.co.za HUDSONS- the burger joint A: corner of Portswood & Somerset Rd, Green Point T: 021 433 1496 PANCHO’S A: 127 Main Rd, Observatry T: 021 447 4854
A TASTE OF AFRICA
Most venues also offer authentic entertainment to
accompany and compliment the experience. Please make sure to advice about times of shows when booking. ADDIS IN CAPE - Ethopian A: 41 Church Street T: 021 424 5722 www.addisincape.co.za THE AFRICA CAFE From Moroccan through Ethiopian and Zambian, all the way to Xhosa and Cape Malay. A: 108 Shortmarket street T: 032 422 0221 www.africacafe.co.za BIESMIELLAH - Cape Malay experience A: Wale & Pentz Streets, Bo-Kaap T: 021 423 0850 www.biesmiellah.co.za The CRYPT Jazz Restaurant A: 1 Wale St T: 021 424 9126 www.thecryptjazz.com GOLD A vibrant, eclectic Pan-African experience A: 15 Bennett street, Greenpoint T: 021 421 4653 www.goldrestaurant.co.za THE CAPE MALAY RESTAURANT The spicey, rustic colours of the Cape’s unique cuisine at the Cellars . A: 93 Brommersvlei Road Constantia T: 021 794 2149 www.cellars-hohenort.com/cape-malay LELAPA Traditional Township restaurant in Langa A: 49 Harlem Avenue, Langa T: 021 694 2681 www.lelapa.co.za MAMA AFRICA A: 178 Long Str. T: 021 426 1017 www.mamaafricarestaurant.co.za
MARCO’S AFRICAN PLACE Indigenous African & Cape Malay Cuisine A: 15 Rose Lane Bo-Kaap, T: 021 423 5412 www.marcosafricanplace.co.za MOYO Sophisticated African experience A: Eden on the Bay Shopping Centre Bloubergstrand T: 021 554 9671 / 2 A: Clock Tower, V&A Waterfront T: 087 351 1121 www.moyo.co.za MOYO KIRSTENBOSCH T: 021 762 9585 NOON GUN TEA ROOM & RESTAURANT - Aromatic, Spicy, traditional Cape Malay food. Strictly Halaal. A: 273 Longmarket St. Signal Hill, Bo- Kaap. T: 021 424 0529
CHEF’S RESTAURANT BIZERCA BISTRO Cuisine: Down-to-earth food with exceptional skill and great passion Open:Lunch:Mon-Fri, 12pm-3pm. Afternoon bites:Mon-Sat, 2:30pm-6pm. Dinner: Mon-Sat, 6:30pm-10pm. Late night bites: Mon-Sat, 9:30pm-10:30pm A: 98 Shortmarket St T: 021 423 8888 www.bizerca.com DEAR ME Cuisine: A celebration of local and seasonal Open: Monday to Friday: 7:00-15:00. Dinner-Thursday by Vanessa Marx. A: 165 Longmarket Street T: 021 422 4920 www.dearme.co.za LA MOUETTE Cuisine: Exciting, modern French food with adistinctly Mediterranean flair by Henry Vigar Open: Dinner - Monday to Sunday, Lunch - Friday to Sunday A: 78 Regent Roa, Sea Point T: 021 433 0856 www.lamouette-restaurant.co.za LA COLOMBE A: Constantia Uitsig Estate T: 021 794 2390 www.constantia-uitsig.com LA PETITE FERME A: Pass Road Franschhoek T: 021 876 3016 www.lapetiteferme.co.za REUBEN’S A:Oude Stallen,19 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek T: 021 876 3772 www.reubens.co.za THE RESTAURANT AT GRANDE PROVENCE Cuisine: The menus exude culinary excellence, with the signature dishes of the restaurant hitting all the right notes – fresh, palatable and delicious. Prepared from local fare and flavoured with global influences both modern and classical, the cuisine is characterised by a philosophy of innovation through passion and simplicity. Open: The Restaurant is open daily for lunch from 12h00 and dinner from 19h00. www.grandeprovence.co.za/ THE BOAT HOUSE Cuisine: An experience of Creativity, Adventure and Tastes. Booking is essential. A: 36 Beach Rd, Scarborough T: 021 780 1789 www.chefbrucerobertson.com MONDIALL RESTAURANT A: Alfred Mall, V & A Waterfront T: 021 418 3003 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mondiall.co.za Opening hours : 9am - 10pm
THE FOODBARN Cuisine: delicious and decadent ‘fine-dining’ style food but in a super relaxed and characterful old barn A: Noordhoek Farm Village, Corner Village Lane and Noordhoek Main Road T: 021 789 1390 www.thefoodbarn.co.za THE POT LUCK CLUB & GALLERY Cuisine:an additional source of culinary and visual inspiration for diners from the house of Chef Luke Dale-Roberts. A: 6th floor of The Silo in The old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock T: 021 447 0804/ 1505 www.thepotluckclub.co.za THE TEST KITCHEN Cuisine: Innovative creations by Luke Dale-Roberts Open: Lunch & Dinner - Tuesday to Saturday, A: The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock T: 021 447 2337 www.thetestkitchen.co.za NOBU & REUBEN’S restaurants at the One & Only Hotel Cape Town are listed further ahead
Cape Town hotels are the home to some of the
finest dining experience that our city can provide as part of the indulging hospitality tradition. Reservation is highly recommended for all venues.
BOMBAY BRASSERIE Cuisine: Fine Indian Specialty dining
A: The Taj, CBD T: 021 819 2000 MEZBAAN Cuisine: Northern Indian ( Mughlai), Halaal A: Hilton Cape Town T: 021 481 3700 www.capetowncitycentre.hilton.com PLANET RESTAURANT Cuisine:Contemporary South African food served in impeccable surrounding A: Mount Nelson Hotel, Gardens T: 021 483 1948 www.mountnelson.co.za SAVOUR Cuisine: Globel menu, available all day. A: 15 On Orange Hotel T: 021 469 8000 www.africanpridehotels.com TWANKEY BAR Cuisine: Oyster & Champagne Bar A: The Taj, CBD T: 021 819 2000 THIRTY 7 Cuisine:Contemporary A: Westin Grand Arabella Quays T: 021 412 9999 THE PEPPER CLUB Cuisine: Continental A: The Pepper Club Luxury Hotel & Spa, T: 021 812 8888 www.pepperclub.co.za
CONNEXION Cuisine: A Tapas styled menu and an extensive wine by the glass list. A: Protea Hotel, Victoria Junction T: 021 418 1234
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BASCULE WHISKEY, WINE&COCKTAIL Cuisine: International A: Cape Grace Hotel T: 021 410 7100 www.capegrace.com/dining/bascule DASH Cuisine: an elegant yet relaxed experience with a touch of drama in the presentation of the well-crafted menu. The menu focuses on the unique flavours of each ingredient, which, except for the caviar, are all sourced locally. A: Queen Victoria Hotel T: 021 418 1466 www.newmarkhotels.com CASSIMA Cuisine: A la carte (Vegetarian) A: Table Bay Breakwater Boulevard, V & A Waterfront. T: 021 406 5000 www.suninternational.com/table-bay SIGNAL RESTAURANT Cuisine: Creative Cape Cuisine A: Cape Grace Hotel T: 021 410 7080 www.capegrace.com/dining/signal_restaurant NOBU Cuisine: Sublime Japanese Cuisine A: One & Only Hotel Cape Town T: 021 431 5111 REUBEN’S Cuisine: The creative menu of Chef Reuben Riffel A: One & Only Hotel Cape Town T: 021 431 5222 CLIPPER RESTAURANT Cuisine: Seafood Delicacies A: The Commodore Hotel T: 021 415 1000
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DINING www.commodorehotel.co.za QUARTER RESTAURANT Cuisine: Fine Dining in the Cape Malay tradition A: The Portswood Hotel T: 021 418 3281 TOBAGO’S RESTAURANT Cuisine: International A: Radisson Blu, Granger Bay T: 021 441 3000 THE ATLANTIC GRILL Cuisine: International A: The Table Bay Hotel T: 021 406 5918 OYO Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean A: Victoria & Alfred Hotel T: 021 419 6677 www.newmarkhotels.com/newmark/oyo/ SEA POINT KOI RESTAURANT Cuisine: Asian A: Ambassador Hotel, Bantry Bay T: 021 439 7258 www.koirest.co.za SUNSET RESTAURANT Cuisine: International, Cape Malay evenings on Wednesday & Espetada special on Thursdays. A: the Peninsula Hotel T: 021 430 7777 www.peninsula.co.za TOP OF THE RITZ Cuisine: European Kitchen with a South African taste on a 360° revolving platform. A: Ritz Hotel T: 021 439 6988 www.ritzrestarants.co.za OUT OF THE CITY CINCIN A: Colosseum Luxury Hotel, cnr Century Way & Century Boulevard, Century City T: 021 526 4000 www.colosseum.co.za KITIMA Cuisine: Our authentic Asian cuisine, prepared by
5-star Thai chefs. A: 140 Main Rd, Hout Bay T: 021 790 8004 MYOGA Cuisine:The emphasis is on contemporary fusion, with a myriad taste options. A: 60 Colinton Road, the Vineyard Hotel and Spa www.myoga.co.za T: 021 657 4545 THE GREENHOUSE Cuisine: playfully combines international techniques and styles with local ingredients and flavours, resulting in dishes that surprise and leave a lasting impression. The 3 tasting menus and à la carte menu, expertly paired with superb wines from the surrounding wine region, will impress even the most seasoned of diners. A: The Cellar- Hohenort, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia T: 021 794 2137
HALAAL ANATOLI’S - Turkish A: 24 Napier St T: 021 419 2501 www.anatoli.co.za BISTRO 126 A: 126 Buitengracht St, Hilton Hotel www3.hilton.com T: 021 481 3700 BIHARI - Indian A: Paddock Shopping Centre,Milnerton www.bihari.co.za T: 021 522 9894 EASTERN FOOD BAZAAR A: 96 Longmarket Street T: 021 461 2458 www.easternfoodbazaar.co.za RAASOIE - Indian A: 115 Kloof Street Gardens T: 021 423 1777 www.dining-out.co.za SIMPLY ASIA
A: V & A Waterfront / Heritage Square (CBD) T: 021 425 5555 www.simplyasia.co.za THE CAPE MALAY FOOD MARKET A: Cape Quarter 1 Piazza Corner of Waterkant and Dixon Str. T: 021 418 2299 www.thecapemalayfoodmarket.co.za OCEAN BASKET –Seafood A: Cnr Main and Gabriel Road, Plumstead (All of Ocean basket food in all the branches is strictly Halaal) T: 021 761 0765 www.oceanbasket.com
SOMETHING DIFFERENT GOURMET BOERIE Home of the South African Boerewors Roll. Don’t get confused by the different varieties. You can go for the full experience by taking the Boerie Sliders: a selection of 7 mini rolls that will cover all bases. A: : 8 Kloof Street, Gardens (Upper end of Long Street) T: 021 424 4208 Nü Health Food Café. Nü is more than good honest food - it’s about passion, sustainability and quality. The fusing of global trends with the finest locally sourced produces. A: Piazza St. John, 395 Main Road, Sea Point www.nufood.co.za T: 021 439 7269 TRUTH COFFEE ROASTING An artisan coffee roaster of coffee passionate people. They select exquisite micro lots of green coffees. They then roast each one individually, to it’s optimum on a vintage cast iron drum probate with modern electronics. They then blend the single origins produced for each purpose. A: 36 Buitenkant Street T: 021 2000 440 www.petitcaveaurestaurant.co.za
NELSON MANDELA LEGACY EXHIBITION city is governed: the Opportunity City; the Safe City; the Caring City; the Inclusive City; and the Well-Run City.” She said her idea to celebrate Mandela’s legacy and his relationship with Cape Town came about last year when the former President was hospitalised. “I wanted to celebrate Madiba during his lifetime. I wanted to let the people come together to celebrate him while he is still with us and draw on his example of leadership to chart our way into the future,” she said. The Cape Town Honours Nelson Mandela programme is a special Mayoral project formed to pay tribute to the country's first democratically-elected president; to expose a new generation to his legacy; and to engage Cape Town residents in developing a new moral code for governance in the city. It has the blessing of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. The Mayor of Cape Town, Alderman Patricia de Lille, encouraged Capetonians to apply Mandela’s values in everything they do: strength, resilience, justice, dignity and respect. “I want Capetonians to engage on how we reinforce his values in the pillars upon which this
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She declared 2013 as the year in which the mother city would celebrate Nelson Mandela and reiterated the necessity of passing his story about the sacrifices he made for South Africa to be a democracy on to the younger generation.“We know his history with our great city,” she said. “It was here that he was imprisoned for so many years by the Apartheid regime. It was here that he ushered in a new legal framework of human rights and dignity from the first democratic parliament. “When Mandela was awarded the Freedom of the City in 1997, he said: “It was the people of Cape Town who welcomed me on my first day of freedom….I am proud to be associated with citizens who are uniting at last to build a better life
for all who live in Cape Town.” “With these images and multimedia displays, we want our residents to come together and absorb Madiba’s legacy and so create the framework for engagement.” The multimedia exhibition showcases Mandela’s relationship with Cape Town, and contains photographs by Benny Gool and AdilBradlow. The exhibition is a multimedia one, comprising video segments of key events in Mandela’s life and more than 200 photographs. The giant artwork on the Civic Centre was conceived by Abie Collins and Alberic Vollmer of Dreamfuel Media, and drawn by LinseyLevendall. It was drawn on A3-sized paper before a highdefinition scan was produced to upscale it and cut it into 660 separate pieces for separate windows. A team of abseilers took four days to complete the task of putting it into place. The Nelson Mandela Legacy Exhibition is located at the Concourse Level of the Civic Centre and is open daily 10:00- 18:00. The Cape Town Civic Centre is located in Hertzog Boulevard in central Cape Town, and residents and visitors are encouraged to use MyCiTi to get there.
RE F STA TH U E RA M O NT NT H
If you are looking for a dining experience filled with flamboyance, excitement, celebration and mouth-watering fare... Look no further than Stardustthe unique theatrical dining adventure. The family run Stardust Restaurant has been thrilling guests for over a decade from their previous location in Rondebosch. Having recently relocated to the flourishing suburb of Woodstock, the venue compliments the pulsing energy of its surroundings. Amid serving their tables the scrumptious variety of Mediterranean and North African themed cuisine, you can expect to be amused and delighted by your multi talented waiters. The singers, dancers, comedians and musicians will take you on a journey of wonder and revelry. The entertainment begins at 8pm and often continues well past midnight, so make sure you leave your glass slippers at home! A highly recommended starter is the Combo Platter of Mediterranean Mezè & Tapas (serves four) which is made up of a delicious variety of 12 authentic home-made Mediterranean Mezè dips including Humus, Tehina, Tzatziki, herb encrusted Labanè, pesto, feta, marinated brinjals, pickles, aubergine mayo, vegetable crudités, matbuha, Schoog (spicy paste), baba-ganoosh, accompanied with warm tapas-spanakopita and falafel balls, served with 4 pita breads. Their signature dishes are the tender lamb, chicken or seafood tagine’s that have been slowly cooked in the oven to create a juicy and aromatically exquisite dish served with rice or couscous. To round off your sensory experience on a decadent note, try the Dessert Platter (Serves 4) which is an assortment of luscious, sweet delights. For events or special occasions the team at Stardust are always happy to accommodate your special requests. They will even fetch visitors from their hotels and return them post show at no extra charge! This is a theatrical dining adventure not to be missed! Ensure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
118 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock Cape Town. Tel: 021 462 7777 www.stardustcapetown.com email@example.com Tuesday to Saturday from 16:00 pm till 02:00 am Office Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am till 02:00 am
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Harbour Shimmy Beach Club: South Arm Road in the prestigious V&AHarbour Waterfront. Tel:021 200 7778. www.shimmybeachclub.com Granger Bay Grand Café on the Beach: Granger Bay Road, Tel: 021 425 0551, www.grandafrica.com Mouille Point Wakame & Wafu: 1st floor, Corner of Beach Road & Surrey Place, Tel: 021 433 2377, www.wakame.co.za Sotano :121 Beach Road, Tel: 021 433 1757 Pepenero: No. 1, Two Oceans Beach, Bay Road, Tel: 021 439 9027, www.pepenero.co.za Theo’s Grill: Ground Floor, New Cumberland Building, 163 Beach Road, Tel: 021 439 3494 Sea Point La Vie: SABC building, Beach Rd, www.lavie.co.za La Perla: Beach Rd, Tel: 021 439 9538, www.laperla.co.za Winchester Mansion: 221 Beach Road, Tel: 021 434 2351, www.winchester.co.za
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Camps Bay Grand Café & Room: 35 Victoria Road, Tel: 021 438 4253, www.grandafrica.com The Bungalow Restaurant & Lounge: 3 Victoria Road, Clifton, Tel: 021 438 2018. www.thebungalow.co.za Ocean Blue: 3 The Promenade, Victoria Rd, Tel: 021 438 9838 The Round House: Round House Road (off Kloof Road), The Glen, Tel: 021 438 4347, http://theroundhouserestaurant.com Tuscany Beach: 41 Victoria road, camps bay beachfront. Tel: 021 438 1213 www.tuscanybeachrestaurant.com
buffet Restaurant that serves Cape Cuisine. Open 7 days a week, 7am to midnight. Tel: 021 975 7575, www.bloemendal.co.za
ROOF TOPS AND GREAT BALCONIES Rafiki’s Restaurant Bar Rafiki’s Café has long been at the hearts of many Capetonians, and all its friends, looking for a relaxed, unassuming venue to meet friends and make new ones. There’s no single salient thing that brings people here and keeps them here. The beautiful views from the 35m long sunny balcony, the groups of colourful people adorning it, the full scrumptious menu, the staff, the huge open fire place (cold nights), and of course the fact that Rafiki’s plays host to some of Africa’s top artists, up and coming comedians, live bands and solo performances. Whatever it is, all will tell you that a quick “pop in” often turns into an “all nighter.” 13 Kloof Nek Road,Tamboerskloof. Tel: 021 426 4731 http://rafikis.co.za Top of The Ritz The timeless Top of the Ritz rotating restaurant captures the art of fine dining, with spectacular views to match. If there’s one iconic restaurant in Cape Town not to be missed, it has to be the Top of the Ritz for three decades; this landmark has pierced the Sea Point skyline, marking the start of the seaside suburb that was once entertainment hub of Cape Town. The menu comprises French cuisine with definite 70’s influence. To add to the retro ambience, a pianist gently tinkles away on the keys of a white baby grand. The Ritz Hotel, Tel: 021 439 6988 www.ritzrestaurants.co.za
Hout Bay The Lookout Deck: Harbour Rd, Tel: 021 790 0900, www.thelookoutdeck.co.za
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Table View (across the bay) Ons Huisie Restaurant: 18 Generaal Jansen Road, Blaauwberg, Tel: 021 554 1553 Bowfish Restaurant: Dolphin Beach Hotel, 1 Marine Drive Blouberg, Tel: 021 556 5464, www.blowfishrestaurant.co.za Durbanville wine route Bloemendal Restaurant: Positioned on top of one of the highest hills in the Northern Suburbs,with a panoramic view of 270° the Cape Peninsula and perfect picture opt of Table Mountain you are sure to experience the best sunset moments ever...A
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Rick’s Café Americain The ambiance is comfortable to say the least with decor reminiscent of the movie classic “Casablanca” with its stylish colonial Moroccan tones accompanied by lounge music filtering through the 100 year old Victorian building. 2 Park Rd, Gardens. Tel: 021 424 1100 www.rickscafe.co.za Tjing Tjing The balcony area is surrounded by some of the Cape’s tallest concrete behemoths. The Tjing Tjing crowd is a creative mix – everyone’s making it or has made it, and this is where they like to chill out. Overall this loft-style bar above Dear Me Brasserie is contemporary, sleek and a mere trap door away from the White Room (an open space for art exhibitions). 165 Longmarket Str. Tel: 021 422 49 20
HOURS LATE HOUR MARKETS CITY BOWL FOOD MARKET Open on Thursday: 16:30-20:30, Saturday: 9:00- 14:00 City Bowl Market on Hope brings together a variety of fine foods, drinks and people. You will experience an ancient way of shopping in a modern context at a high quality food market in Cape Town’s City Bowl. It’s not just the sheer quality of the food on offer that makes City Bowl Market on Hope special – it is also about the people and the place. The market is populated by a community of remarkable individuals, all of whom care deeply about the food and drink on offer. Many of the stallholders are themselves producers – people who grow, rear or bake the food that they sell. 14 Hope Street, Gardens, www.citybowlmarket.co.za
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BAY HARBOUR MARKET IN HOUT BAY, where the vibe is “sommerLekker”! Open on Friday: 17:00-21:00, Saturday and Sunday: 9:30- 16:00 From the vivacious colours of local arts and crafts and the delicious scent of freshly baked bread to the melodic tones of an animated guitarist or the festive banter of local traders, the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay is an embodiment of creative South African energy and vibrancy. A bustling and busy market, this weekend wonderland of exquisite art, craft, fashion and food is a gathering ground for people of all ages and cultures. 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay. www.bayharbour.co.za
AFTERNOON TEA AT MOUNT NELSON HOTEL Enjoy delicate finger sandwiches filled with rare roast beef and rocket, smoked salmon, egg mayonnaise or cucumber, followed by delectable dark chocolate cake, lemon meringue and freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves. Adding a special local flavour is a typical South African milk tart, called “melktert” in Afrikaans. Dress: smart casual. Daily, 14:30-17:30. Price: R235 per person, R120 per child under 12. WEDNSDAY DINING AT THE PENINSULA HOTEL The Cape Malay Evening takes your sense of taste and smell through one of the culinary cultures that the Cape has to offer, with a 3 course meal at R125 per person. Make booking on 021 430 7777 FRIDAY DINNER AND MOVIE AT THE PEPPERCLUB HOTEL Hosted every Friday night in the plush 29 seat private Odeon Cinema, each month will showcase different themes. Included in the evening is a one course dinner at Sinatra’s restaurant, an option between the line fish of the day or a rump steak, paired with a glass of red or white wine. In true cinematic style, you will also be treated to a box of popcorn, while enjoying the film in our retro 60s style, state-of-the-art and intimate screening room. DINNER & A MOVIE package: R120.00 per person: Inclusive of a one course dinner, a glass of wine, popcorn and complimentary secure, undercover parking. A variety of starters and desserts are available at an additional cost To book contact 021 812 8888 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Centrally positioned on the sea side ”village” of Sea Point. It’s the closest centre to all major banks offering plenty of undercover parking with a Woolworths food and clothing store, a Words worth Book store, specialized music store, all female grooming needs, namely Skin Tonic and Treat Hair Bar, stylish Jewellers, Shelley & Harry, convenience upmarket deli, Sebaba, stunning men & ladies fashion, Cleo, Diabolica, Inner Secrets Lingerie, la Bottega, Rampage Boutique & Thomas Marche Fashion, a well run Absolute Pets store, Coppez Optometrist for all your prescription and fashion glasses, Jouber & Monty biltong kiosk, Ocean Basket for all your seafood cravings, Thai Cafe and new to the Piazza, Vida E Cafe & Numi Health Cafe with a Yoghurt Ice Cream outlet coming soon.The centre offers a wonderful ambience with open air courtyard and adjacent play gym for the kids to enjoy surrounded by a beautiful new mosaic fountain to relax one and add to the mood bathrooms will soon be upgraded. Lines 108 and 109, Woodstock station
NOBU LITE AT THE ONE & ONLY CAPE TOWN A recent addition to Nobu Cape Town’s dining experience is the NobuLite Menu which includes delicious platters, suitable for up to four guests. These platter options are available daily in Nobu Lounge from 6pm to 8pm and every Thursday, a popular DJ will entertain you. Specials on cocktails and some signature Nobu items will also be available. Options include: NobuLite Platter (R465): Beef Kushiyaki, Chicken Anticucho, Pork Belly and Beef New Style; PescetarianLite Platter (R465): Salmon and Tuna Tacos, Hot Miso Chips, Tuna Tataki with Ponzu, Tuna Tempura Roll and Salmon Anticucho Skewers; Vegetarian Lite Platter (R245): Nasu Miso, Broccoli Chili Salsa, Shojin Tempura, Sautéed Spicy Vegetables and Vegetable Cut Roll. Seating is limited. To reserve your table call Restaurant Reservations +27 21 431 4511 or +27 21 431 5888 or mail to email@example.com AFTERNOON TEA AT THE ONE & ONLY CAPE TOWN Afternoon Tea features a rich selection of teas and coffees, presented with carefully selected “sweet pleasures”. All items are prepared in the unique style of the One&Only, originating from the classic French art of patisserie, with local innovation and inspiration. An Afternoon Tea buffet is offered from 14:30 – 17:30 daily, at R185 per person, inclusive of selected teas and coffees. Make booking on 021 431 4511 or 021 431 5888 PRICES ARE SUBJECTED TO CHANGE PLEASE BE UPDATED AT THE TIME OF BOOKING
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WEEKEND SCENE GREAT GATHERINGS BAY HARBOUR- THE MARKET OF HOUT BAY Open Friday: 17:00-21:00, Saturday 9:30 - 16:00 and Sunday: 9:30- 16:00, 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay. www.bayharbour.co.za A place where the creative energy and the vibrancy of South Africa come alive in an old authentic fish factory in a working harbor. An eclectic stylish wonderland of exquisite art, craft and fashion, complemented by the delicious aromas of food to tempt all the senses.
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The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra
Cape Town Folk n Acoustic Music Festival
Desmond and the Tutus, Shortstraw
Top Musical Talents Rock the Bay Harbour Sound Stage: The Bay Harbour Sound Stage at the Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay is a popular platform for the country’s most exciting musical talents to showcase their abilities. From jiving jazz to awesome acoustic performances, the market comes alive every weekend with eclectic sounds from across the country. The market attracts a wide-ranging audience with a keen interest in all things home-grown, with a consciousness for recycling! PLATTELAND MARKET @ THE PALMS EVERY Saturday 9:00–14:00.Parking FREE on Market Days. 145 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. www.palms.co.za Half the fun of savouring real Plattelandse food is meeting the characters behind it, hearing the stories of the origin of their fare, and perhaps even picking up a sought after family recipe or two. This is exactly what the Fresh Food from Die Platteland Market at The Palms in Woodstockis doing bringing farm fresh produce and stylish plattelandse cuisine to city tables. NEIGHBOURGOODS MARKET Every Saturday rain or shine 9:00 – 14:00, the old biscuit mill - 373 Albert road, Woodstock, www.neighbourgoodsmarket.co.za
Features over a 100 specialty traders every Saturday. It is as much a source for farm fresh as well as organic foods and locally produced specialty goods, as it is a meeting point to enjoy 6 Apr Jeremy Loops (1) community, swap ideas and stories, and become educated about what we buy and eat by going Ticket prices Rate (1) Rate (2) directly to the source. The Neighbourgoods Market has been created along ethical, eco-friendly and Adults R90 R120 Youth (6-21 yrs with ID) R65 R85 organic lines, to offer a wide range of products from the extended community of Cape Town. A Bot Soc members (with card) R80 R105 calendar of seasonal events, specialty festivals, and live music feature throughout the year. General info: 021 799 8783/8620/8773 Ticket sales: 021 761 2866/799 8782 Online ticket sales www.webtickets.co.za www.oldmutual.co.za/music www.sanbi.org ORANJEZICHT CITY FARM The Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) is a non-profit project celebrating local food, culture and @OldMutualSA Old Mutual South Africa Kirstenbosch community through urban farming in Cape Town. #OMKBRocks Summer Sunset Concerts It is located next to the corner of Sidmouth Avenue and Upper Orange Street, Oranjezicht, adjacent to Homestead Park. Their own product market is held every Saturday in Homestead Park adjacent to the Farm in Upper Orange Street, Oranjezicht, the OZCF Market Day is a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food 30 Mar
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producers. At the OZCF Market customers can do weekly food shopping (veg, fruit, bread, organic dairy, free-range eggs, honey, muesli etc), try out some delicious cooked and raw foods and be inspired about helping to build an alternative food system. Additionally, customers can buy edible plants and seedlings, compost and gardening supplies and equipment. Traders make every effort to create links between the OZCF, history/tradition and a sense of place, through labeling, using seasonal produce, etc. Educational talks and events are linked to the market and there are plenty of activities for kids such as storytelling, planting, craft, yoga and more. OZCF Market Day every Saturday 9am to 2pm (all weather). Guided self-harvest on Wednesdays 4-6pm and Saturdays (9am to Noon) weather permitting.
SENSATIONAL EXPERIENCES SOUTHREN SUN- THE CULLINAN A traditional and classic Sunday lunch buffet- Roasted Beef, Yorkshire puddings, a selection of decedant desserts and more. R185 per person.Served between 12:30- 14:30. For bookings: 021 415 4000. SATURDAY JAZZ LUNCH Time: Jazz Musician, Jeremy Oliver, will delight Jazz enthusiast from 12:30 to 14:30 To make a booking contact restaurant reservations on 021 437 9029 or firstname.lastname@example.org Sit back and feast your senses to the beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean, tantalising lunch and pacifying sounds of live jazz in our award-winning Azure Restaurant. SERENDIPITY SUNDAY Available in The Azure Restaurant priced at R 270 per person. To make a booking contact restaurant reservations on 021 437 9029 or email@example.com The Azure Restaurant with its outstanding à la carte menus and generous Sunday buffet is the perfect venue for family Sunday Lunch, typical dishes include roasted butternut, feta, and plum tomato salad; Oriental prawns, spring rolls with sweet chilli sauce; roasted lamb with mint jus; and oven-roasted sirloin with rosemary gravy. Our Sommelier can suggest a perfect wine pairing for each item on the menu all accompanied with live music.
HARVEYS JAZZ BRANCH AT WINCHESTER MANSIONS HOTEL: For enquiries & bookings contact on 021 434 2351 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org Allow them to start your week completely relaxed while the live Jazz band sets the mood.Receive a complimentary Sunday Newspaper and a glass of bubbly on arrival and enjoy anything from eggs, sushi, dessert and loads more from our buffet for R250 per person.
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LOCAL BREWERIES DARLING BREW Darling Brew’s taproom, SLOW QUARTER is located in the main road of Darling, just up the road from where the concept of Darling Brew was first created. About an hour drive from town. Slow Quarter aims to pair each of the Darling Brew craft beers with a selection of inspired light meals that enhance the unique flavours found in our artisan beers. All produce used in the making of meals is locally sourced, free range and organic. Thus embodying the SLOW lifestyle that the Darling Brew brand represents. HOURS: Slow Quarter is open Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 18:00 and on Fridays from 10:00 – 20:00 (except Christmas day) and 7 days a week during school holidays. CONTACT SLOW QUARTER: 022 492 3798, 5 Main Road, Darling www.darlingbrew.co.za For groups larger than 8 please book to avoid disappointment. DEVIL’S PEAK BREWING COMPANY The Taproom of Devils Peak Brewery is a restaurant and bar inside the brewery premises. Where Devils Peak makes beer to the mantra of “Truth to Material”, they serve an exciting menu that already has established greats like the chefs unique bite-sized Cheese Burger, his legendary Pulled Pork Sandwich and many more dishes to choose from. Prawn Pasta, Reubens Sandwich, Vegetarian Pizza and Beer-battered Fish and Chips are some of the dishes designed to enhance your beer drinking pleasure at The Taproom.
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They also offer a beer and food pairing board at R100 for those who want something a little different. In addition to the four Founder Series beer, The Taproom is also the place toTDurham Ave, Salt River Phone: 021 200 5818 www.devilspeakbrewing.co.za
By MEG Happy shoes made by hand and handled with love. This funky range of shoes are made in varying styles and shapes from the classic ballet pumps to lace up boots. You can have your shoes made to order with the fabric of your choice. Designed & styled by Meg Deane. Contact: email@example.com
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KIDZ ZONE CAPE TOWN SCIENCE CENTRE
Some people jam music, here people jam art. Simply walk in and let your imagination take hold of the paint brushes. No drawing or painting skills are needed. Artjammers at the studio are provided with canvases, acrylic paints on tap, and tools to freely express themselves. Artjamming is “paintertainment”for all ages, whether it’s with friends, family, co-workers & clients, or young children. You are welcome to pop in with your kids for a couple of hours of fun. Help and guidance is provided and price depends on the size of the canvas you choose. Large groups should give a heads-up to the brunch they would like to attend. The Cape Town brunches are located in Cape Quarter 021-421 6129, Cavendish Square 021-683 5050, The Paddocks 021-552 8772, V&A Waterfornt & Willowbridge Centre 021-914 9224. www.artjamming.co.za
TWO OCEANS AQUARIUM
With the constant developments in their programme, the aquarium will keep the kids interested and fulfilled in every visit. School holidays are packed with special events and an exciting schedule each time. Never the less, no matter when you’re visiting, feeding times are always a massive attraction. Predator exhibit feeding accurse at 15:00 daily and shark feeds at 15:00 on Sundays. The African Penguins are fed at 11:45 and 14:30 daily and the Rockhopper Penguins at the AfriSam Children’s Centre at 11:30 daily. www.aquarium.co.za MYCITI ROUTE F04 - STATION: AQUARIUM
Experience the thrill of riding 1.25km down a metal half pipe at speeds of up to 40km an hour with nothing but the wind in your face and the whistle of steel and wheels in your ears! Located in Tygervalley. Whether Summer or Winter the track is open as long as the sun is shining and guarantees every thrill seeker a safe yet exciting days’ worth of wild, snow free tobogganing! http://cool-runnings.co.za
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One of the more unique attractions of the Western Cape Winelands, consists of a tropical garden in a 1000 m2 green house. This luxuriant paradise makes the free flying exotic butterflies feel right at home. Their beautiful outdoor garden hosts a meerkat enclosure and free range ducks and chickens, waiting for children to feed them with packets of seeds bought from the gift shop. The Martin Filmer Spider Room displays indigenous and exotic spiders and scorpions in locked glass terraria and another venture is a large iguana cage which shows off these large lizards in their tropical environment. www.butterflyworld.co.za
Expect a wide variety of interactive displays and exciting activities for your enjoyment. Build a house in the exclusive ‘kids only’ Murray & Roberts Building Site, challenge your mind with Puzzling Things, experience weightlessness similar to that of space with a spin on the Human Gyroscope, play Mindball - the game where you control the ball with your brain waves and see and hear science in the Audio Kinetic Sculpture. See South Africa’s electric car, the Joule, now on display. Their is an outdoor area, step outside and learn how the Science Centre is harvesting its rainwater to save water or enjoy a game of Chess on the Giant Chess set. We offer free internet to all our visitors. Open: Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 16:30, Sundays & Public Holidays 10:00 - 16:30 www.ctsc.org.za MYCITI ROUTE F07 - STATION: UPPER SALT RIVER AND THEN A LITTLE WALK Lego Robotics Workshops and Clubs Robotics is a branch of Engineering that deals with designing, building and operating robots. It is an amazing tool to teach young learners complicated concepts. ORT SA CAPE uses Robotics to open minds to learning new skills, harness untapped potential and generate a positive attitude to Maths, Science and Technology. Upcoming events:
RATANGA JUNCTION More than 30 attractions including 23 rides ranging from Kids Rides to Family Rides and Thrill Rides for the more intrepid adventurers. Train Ride and Boat Ride add to the offer. The white-knuckle thrills and spills are only one element offered by Ratanga Junction. The other attractions are designed to entertain children, families, and those who prefer to take their thrills in more manageable doses. General park operating times: 10:00 – 17:00 Please Note That Occasionally Due To Inclement Weather, Our Operating Times Are Subject To Change Without Notice. It Is Recommended That You Call 021-5508504 (between 08:30-17:00) To Confirm Operating Times. www.ratanga.co.za MYCITI ROUTE TO TABLEVIEW, GET OFF AT RACE COURSE, THEN TAKE THE 251, STATION: GRAND CANAL
• 9 , 10 and 11 Dec 2013: 3 day Holiday workshops, 3 hours a day will be held at the Annexe of the South African National Gallery • 13 January 2014: 2 hour workshop at Cape Town Science Centre • Daily Walk-In-Robotics at the Cape Town Science Centre @R55 per hour • Sunday and Saturday Robotics Clubs • Weekday morning Homeschooler Robotics Clubs • Robotics Birthday Parties Web: www.ortsacape.org.za Email firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings and more information. On Facebook: www.facebook.com/ORTSACAPE
THE ICE STATION
The big arena is a full size, Olympic ice rink that gives the opportunity to experience the skill and effort that professional ice skaters puts into their passion. Having a birthday party at the ice rink means two and a half fun filled hours of healthy activity that does wonders in burning off that excess energy, giving you a chance to sit and relax while the Party Hostess looks after your guests. The Mini Arena, located in the center of Gandwests’ casino food court is a relaxed, fun way to let the kids play and interact in a divers environment. The Ice Station at GrandWest Casino, 021 535 2260, www.icerink.co.za
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CONNECT TO CAPE TOWN M
yCiTi welcomes visitors to the Mother City. Cape Town’s safe, reliable, convenient bus system, MyCiTi is the perfect way to access some of the most famous tourist and leisure destinations.
Explore the city’s historic heart – from Greenmarket Square to the Grand Parade, the Bo-Kaap, Castle and District 6 and the Company’s Garden. Unwind in the entertainment zones of Long and Kloof streets and Green Point. Visit the V&A Waterfront, Africa’s premier shopping and leisure destination. Cool down
in sparkling waters at Camps Bay, the Sea Point Pavilion and Bloubergstrand. Kitesurf Big Bay or take a bike along the cycle paths. HOW TO START YOUR JOURNEY WITH MYCITI
Everyone over the age of 4 needs their own myconnect card to use MyCiTi buses. Get yours for R25 from MyCiTi stations or participating retailers and load it with money for travel. Ask for a Mover package (only at MyCiTi station kiosks) and save 20% on fares.
For more info call the Transport Information Centre (toll-free 24/7) 0800 65 64 63. Visit www.myciti.org.za
HELLO WINELANDS UNUSUAL PAIRINGS SPICE ROUTE WINE ESTATE The traditional wine tasting has been revolutionized in this estate. In addition to a wine & chocolate journey you also have the chance to have Biltong tasting - traditional cured South African game meets. The Barley & Biltong Emporium is a truly unique offering to South Africa. With one of the best view of Table Mountain, The Barley & Biltong is a beer garden with a local twist. Beer and biltong lovers can look forward to tasting a selection of beer well-complimented with Kudu, Beef and Springbok biltong. Guest can purchase and enjoy their beer and biltong in the beer garden, while enjoying the spectacular view of the Paarl Winelands and Table Mountain. A dedicated chocolate tasting made by resident chocolatier, DV Artisan Chocolates- crafted by the De Villiers family and is one of few ‘Bean to Bar’ micro batch chocolatiers in the world. All DV Artisan Chocolates are hand-crafted and available for tasting on the farm. The Cape Brewery Company, also known as CBC, is producing and offering a wide range of beers using only the finest ingredients, state of the art equipment and is made by the highly skilled Brewmaster, Wolfgang Koedel. Beer lovers can look forward to viewing facilities where they can follow the entire beer production process and thereafter taste it either on tap or bottled at the tasting stations. Open 7 days a week. www.spiceroutewines.co.za VAN RYN'S BRANDY DISTILLERY The Brandy tasting varies into a whole pallet of options: coffee &Chocolate pairing, cheese and charcuterie platter, brandy cocktails and the Florentine Collection Reserve tasting. Open Mon- Fri 9:00-18:00, Sat 9:00-16:00, and Sun 11:00-16:00 www.vanryn.co.za
Tasting Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 17:30, Saturday & Public Holidays: 09:30 - 15:30, Sunday: 09:30 - 14:30 www.jcleroux.co.za DELHEIM ESTATE Delheim Wine Estate now whips up a decadent Cupcake & Wine Pairing for an impromptu party in the mouth, whilst discovering an array of estate wines on offer at this legendary Stellenbosch Estate. This decadent treat costs R75 per person and comprises four exquisite cupcakes matched with a specific Delheim wine. First up to fulfill that ‘fairies dancing on the tongue’ feeling is Rooibos Cupcake infused with lemon and topped with a cream cheese and honey icing, which is paired with the Delheim Unwooded Chardonnay for a fun, fruity and fresh start. The wine’s vibrant citrus aromas and mineral undertones cut through and complement the sweeter taste profile of the confection and uplift the subtle Rooibos nuances. Next up is the exotic Pomegranate Cupcake matched with the ever-popular Delheim Pinotage Rosé. The strawberry and raspberry kisses combined with the perfumed floral notes in the wine pair well and accentuate the grenadine flavoured, ‘wish-i-could-lick-the-bowl’ cream cheese icing. A traditional African Makataan Cupcake festooned with makataan (wild melon) syrup icing shares the spotlight with the Delheim Chardonnay Sur Lie. The citrus, stone fruit and mineral notes of the wine add a gentle, refreshing twist to the melon’s tropical-tinted and somewhat tart taste. It is a superb crowd-pleasing combo with flavours that merge and mellow with subtle sweetness. The tasting ends on decadent high with Pumpkin Cupcake paired with the Delheim Pinotage. This mouthwatering morsel is made with farm grown pumpkin, spiced up with star anise, cinnamon and nutmeg and topped with pickled pumpkin. Exuding black cherry, plum and red berry fruit backed by dark chocolate and floral notes, the wine peaks at mid-palate and then fades to the rear to allow the distinct flavor of the cupcake to return for the grand finale. The Delheim Cupcake & Wine Pairing is on offer seven days a week at the tasting room – between 9:00 and 16:30 – and pre-bookings are essential. To book this tantalising experience for you and your friends contact Delheim Estate at Tel: 021 888 4600 or send an email to email@example.com.
WORLD CLASS RESTAURANTS BRENAISSANCE WINE & STUD ESTATE They pair their wines with hand-made, freshly baked pizza with different toppings to suit each of the tasted wines. Open Wed - Sat 11:00 - 19:00, Sun 11:00 - 17:00 & Public Holidays www.brenaissance.co.za J.C. LE ROUX Famous for its nougat tasting, the House of J.C. Le Roux also offers a selection of mouth-watering meringues and marshmallows to pair with five exquisite J.C. Le Roux Cap Classique and sparkling wines. Booking Essential. Call (021) 865 8200
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the San Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurants of the World Awards 2010. Having moved up 26 places and into the hallowed Top 20, this bastion of contemporary French-meets-Asian fine dining thereby also clinched the AcquaPanna Best Restaurant in Africa and Middle East Award. La Colombe has also achieved the highest three star rating in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 issue of the acclaimed Rossouw’s Restaurants guide. Open 7 days a week, Lunch: 12:30-14:00, Dinner: 19:00-20:45 Tel: 021 794 2390 www.constantia-uitsig.com
LA PETITE FERME A feast of culinary delights that beguile and entertain.The food reflects the creative energy and raw talent of a dedicated staff combined with an abundance of fresh local ingredients.The restaurant has furthermore been listed by Conde Nast Traveller as one of the top 15 'Best Value' establishments in the world. Tel: 021 876 3016 www.lapetiteferme.co.za LA COLOMBE One of Cape Town's most well-loved and awarded restaurants achieved an impressive 12th place in
GRANDE ROCHE An aura of timeless elegance sets the tone for Bosman's Restaurant in Grande Roche, where fine dining and attentive service is the order of the day. It is named one of the top ten restaurants in South Africa and one of the top 100 restaurants in the world. These richly-deserved accolades are recognition of the magic harmony of flavours and textures that are the hallmark of a truly magnificent dining experience with unsurpassable service and stunning views across the Paarl valley. The fine dining Bosman’s menus are served seven days a week during summer months and Thursday – Sundays in the rest of the year. www.granderoche.co.za Tel: 021 863 5100
WINE CENTRES KWV Situated in the heart of Paarl, KWV has something for everyone with their range of over 100 KWV products. 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. Visit the KWV Sensorium and taste a selection of our award-winning wines and brandies while you drink in the beauty of our collection of South African masterpieces. Open: Mon- Sat (incl. public holidays): 9:00- 16:30, Sun: 11:00- 16:00 www.kwv.co.za
BOTTELARY HILLS WINE CENTRE The Bottelary Hills Wine Centre serves as a sales venue and information gateway to all the products and destinations in the Bottelary Wine Route, a sub-wine route of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes. The wine centre is the first of its kind in South Africa and it includes wine sales, wine tastings, a wine-per-glass facility and information centre to promote all the wine producers who are part of Bottelary. DIE BERGKELDER The characterful Die Bergkelder Wine Centre in Stellenbosch is the proud Home of Fleur Du Cap wines, offering wine lovers one of the most rewarding wine experiences in the Cape. You will get the chance to taste an inspiring range of award-winning Fleur de Cap wines, all in the charming setting of the famous “Cellar in the Mountain” Die Bergkelder is tucked under the steep slopes of the historic Papegaaiberg. A footpath takes you along the banks of the Plankenburg River, where in harvesting season you could see the tipping of red wine grapes. Crossing a footbridge flanked by lush gardens you will reach the “Cellar in the Mountain”. This unique underground bottle-maturation cellar is the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Thousands of bottles of wine are laid down in this tranquil setting, guarded serenely by old French oak maturation casks. These casks bear carvings of various famous Cape wine landmarks and events. THE VINOTÈQUE at Bergkelder- How about enjoying a quality wine that has been stored in perfect conditions under the watchful eye of experts, delivered to your door free of charge once it has reach perfect maturation? Kept in ideal conditions - temperature ± 14 °C, 85% humidity, low light level and an almost complete lack of vibration - the quality of your wine is guaranteed. In the world of fine wine, the word Provenance is becoming more important. Simply put, Provenance means origin or source. It is crucial when buying or selling older vintages, that you know where and how the wine has been stored or matured, to ensure that you are able to enjoy the wine in perfect condition. At the Bergkelder Vinotèque they only offer wines with impeccable condition and provenance. Make your selections from outstanding brands! Open: 09:00 - 17:00 on weekdays & 09:00 – 14:00 on Saturdays. www.bergkelder.co.za Tel: 021 809 8025, www.vinoteque.co.za Tel: 021 809 8280/1
Only wines certified as Wine of Origin Stellenbosch District are for sale at the centre and all the wines on the shelves are tested and approved by a panel. The Bottelary Hills Wine Centre serves as a mouthpiece and source of information of the wines and experiences that the tourists and local wine lovers can enjoy in our part of the Winelands. www.bhwc.co.za , 021 865 2955
MARKETS STELLENBOSCH 'SLOW' MARKET AT OUDE LIBERTAS At the historic Oude Libertas estate in Stellenbosch and the Willowbridge Life style centre in Tygervalley the Slow Market is an authentic Slow Food market. Surrounded by vineyards and oak trees in Stellenbosch the Slow Market is a revival of the public marketplace where you can buy food which is grown, raised harvested and transformed by local producers. The market features over 100 specialty suppliers creating a weekly platform for local farmers, grocers, artisan bakers, organic merchants, fine food purveyors , butchers ,artisan crafts, local fashion , craft beers and estate wines. They support micro businesses to grow and thrive in an alternative retail environment. Founded by medical doctor and entrepreneur in 2008 Gail Blake, the market is part of a global Slow Food movement promoting foods which are clean, good and fair. http://slowmarket.co.za ROOT 44 Housed in sturdy, super cosy Downings marquees (which means rain is never an issue), and surrounded by gorgeous vineyards and trees, they offer funky live entertainment, craft and homeware stalls perfect for leisurely browsing, and an awesome selection of edible and drinkable treats. The traders offer a vast range of hand-picked antiques, gorgeous children’s clothing, funky t-shirts, jewellery, homeware, leather goods and various other arts and crafts. Audacia wines and sumptuous craft beers will put a smile on the face of oenophiles and beer aficionados alike. Decadent sweet treats, traditional roosterkoek and biltong, healthy salads and sandwiches, wood-fired pizzas, spicy curries and other goodies galore will satisfy any tummy rumblings you incur during your ramblings! The range of ‘take-home’ products is also excellent, with superb olive oils, spreads, home baked breads, cured and smoked charcuterie products and a selection of fresh, organic fresh produce for sale. For the little people they have non-stop entertainment with natural wood play park and lawn area. While the kids play and live music fills
the air from the stage area, enjoy a cheeky cocktail, glass of local wine or ice-cold soft drink at the vibrant Blue Moon Bar. Open every Saturday & Sunday 10:00-16:00 www.root44.co.za BLAAUWKLIPPEN VINEYARDS This family market operates weekly and is open every Sunday 10:00 to 15:00. The market has a range of stalls from fresh produce and homemade products to crafts and plants. There is also live music, delicious food stalls and of course Blaauwklippen wines to enjoy, so bring a blanket and relax under the trees. Young visitors can take part in Pony ride & enjoy the jungle gym. www.blaauwklippen.com
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY SPIER WINE ESTATE A family day out at Spier is packed with experiences. A big hit with kids is Wally the eagle. Be part of daily flying displays and see lots of different owls, buzzards, hawks and falcons at this bird-of-prey rehabilitation and conservation project. Kids over 10 years old are welcome to glide along the vineyards on the Segway two-wheeled self-balancing electric vehicle. Training included beforehand. Either choosing to eat at one of their restaurants or picnic at the grass with handmade goodies from the deli, there is much space to run around, a nearby wooden jungle gym or exploring the bamboo ‘forest’. www.spier.co.za DELVERA FARM The outdoor village in the vineyards Del Vera provides a feast for the senses with its collection of shops and activities. The farm is open every day from 09:00 until 17:00 and there you’ll find a world of activities for children and adults alike. Children will enjoy one or all : - The Marklin HO train layout comprises of 5 working tracks which are coin-operated. The theme is mountainous terrain with a Germanic town. The set is working and modelling still continues. - They have the friendliest, most adorable three little donkeys at Delvera. They live in the camp below the kiddies bike track at our kids party venue, Kids Xing. They absolutely looove kids – almost as much as they love apples and carrots! Come and meet them – feed them and pet them. - The Funky Monkey is a wonderland of creative entertainment. Parents can enjoy a welcome break while their children can lose themselves in a world of arts and crafts, create beautiful, functional objects and learn new skills. - Bring the kids along to enter the exciting world of army training at Boot Camp SA. At Kids Boot Camp little ones are taught how to scale towering cargo nets, traverse rope swings and leopard crawl through mud filled trenches! www.delvera.co.za , Tel: 021 884 4352
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CAPE TOWN HAND Crafting memories of the Cape After all the care, attention and welcome of a Cape Town holiday, it’s time to buy some special mementoes of your visit: something beautiful to treasure and remind you of a special time, and thoughtful gifts to pick out for your loved ones at home. Where to start, though, in a city you probably don’t know too well, with limited time,and a busy travel schedule? Fortunately, Cape Town is packed with delightful shops selling exquisite handmade items. A rich heritage of materials and skills has produced a wide range of exquisite choices, from tiny, light accessories such as a pair of easily packed, delicate ear-rings, or a one-off, colourful ceramic that will bring a ray of fresh African sunshine to your home in winter. In partnership with the Cape Craft & Design Institute, we suggest some beautiful pieces to inspire your shopping. Keep in mind that all these products are handmade and that the relevant retailers will not always keep stock of these exact items. You may want to contact the shops beforehand just to confirm that a product is available and ready for viewing. Or just visit these wonderful outlets and you will be sure to enjoy the pick of a wide selection of handmade goods. & BANANA Handmade jewellery, fashion accessory, craft workshop and retail store based in Houtbay, Cape Town. Inspired by African contemporary bead work, organic textures, global fashion trends, and stylish fun. Mijou Beller is the inspiration behind &Banana .Mijou makes statement costume jewellery from the inspiration she finds around her at her enclave in Hout Bay, Cape Town. A French immigrant, she fell in love with Cape Town and is inspired by its energy and beauty. She loves making beautiful things out of ordinary materials, and uses shells, beads, wood, horn, gemstones and seeds to striking effect. She works with a dedicated team of ladies from the local community and together they create a unique range of jewellery, colourful, original and stylish, highly appreciated by locals and visitors alike since 1998. Ethno Bongo is the name of the Decor range using local reclaimed wood, oak wine barrels, palm fronds, driftwood, blue gum, and more. And again all items made in our workshop in Hout Bay. The creativity is endless, funky birds, penquins, ostriches made from Palm leaves, calabashes and feathers. Mirrors, candle holders, frames, wine bottle racks, stools and tables, clocks and ceramic sculptures all inspired by the sea side.
...&Banana - Ethnobongo - 5 Main Road (leading to Chapman’s Peak Drive) Houtbay - CapeTown Tel 021 7900802 ...&Banana - Ethnobongo - Harvest Craft Centre - next to Bayharbour Market - Houtbay - Cape Town Cell 0828200987 www.andbanana.com
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INDIGI DESIGNS Segment Bowl produced by Natalie du Toit A design label founded by Natalie du Toit, whose passion for design and experimentation is infused into her product range. A variety of disciplines and materials are employed to create a unique identity with local flavor and global appeal. The range encompasses a fusion between contemporary design and local craftsmanship. All products are handmade in South Africa. The segment wire bowl, with its angular lines, is a functional art piece that is available in a number of colours. The range fuses contemporary design and local craftsmanship, African flavour and global appeal. Available at: Quirky Me
MADE AFRICAN MANGA Woman in the wind produced by Tafara Mashingaidze A wire sculpture that expressively portrays awoman struggling to walk as she is buffeted by a strong southeaster Cape Town wind. Artist Tafara Mashingaidze’s creative journey began as a graphic designer, exploring pens, colours, techniques and, later on, experimenting with other media such as wire art. Available at: Streetwires STREETWIRES Streetwires is a social enterprise on a mission to create and sustain employment within the dynamic field of wire and bead art. 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. Studio tours and wire art workshops are also available on request.
Streetwires Artist Collective cc 77 Shortmarket Street Cape Town 8001 Telephone : 021 426 2475 Fax: 021 426 0860
that reflect a deep, yet emotive fusion of creative design and visual art on clay. ZIZIPHO POSWA Born and bred in the Eastern Cape, Zizipho Poswa takes inspiration from the flora of her native South Africa. She trained as a Textile designer, and uses the love for fabrics and patterns as a basis for her designs, which she translates on to a vibrant collection of ceramics. She is known in particular for her hand-pinched vessels - every piece is uniquely hand-created and individual in every way. Neutral exteriors are often contrasted with modern bright colours on the interior, and subtle scratching and small marks add to the individuality of each piece, reflecting the richness of African tradition and culture. Her pieces have been showcased in boutique stores locally and internationally. She was awarded the Market Development accolade for achievement within the Craft Sector by the Cape Craft Design Institute in 2011 and a finalist in the Woman in Tourism Awards 2009 by the City of Cape Town in the Arts and Culture category. Available at: Imiso
ADDRESS: 373-375 ALBERT ROAD, WOODSTOCK, CAPE TOWN TEL: + 27 21 447 2627 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE: www.imisoceramics.co.za
AFRICASSO CONICAL VASE BY ANDILE DYALVANE
EDGE GLASS GALLERY/ CAPE GLASS STUDIO
Picasso was inspired by Africa and Andile was inspired by Picasso and the two meet in a collection of ceramic bowls and vases
Cast Glass Sculpture by Barbara Ewing. Using crystal glass with vibrant colours imported from New Zealand, Barbara Ewing creates soughtafter sculptures which she exhibits at the Edge Glass Gallery. Attached to the Cape Glass Studio
from which she and other Cape glass artists work, the gallery represents well-known glass artists from South Africa as well as renowned international artists. EDGE GLASS GALLERY/ CAPE GLASS STUDIO 29 Vredenburg Lane Off top of long St. Cape Town Tel:021 423370 Cell: 0828829080 Tues to Fri 10am– 5 pm www.capeglassstudio.com LIM LIM’s is undoubtedly one of the best places in town for custom designed stainless steel and wood furniture. LIM’s selection of homeware - from the softest towels to rustic wooden bowls and beautiful organic shaped vases - is enormously tempting. We warn you - this is one of those places where you come in just to look, and walk out an hour later with a blissful smile on your face and a few shopping bags of stuff you suddenly found out you’ve been lacking all your life.
In our Stellenbosch store, you will find the World’s Largest selection of Ostrich Leather products Shortmarket street - Cape Town Tel: 021 422 3813 Church street - Stellenbosch Tel: 021 886 7596 58 Hugenote street - Franschhoek Tel: 021 876 3187 • Charlesbiggs@live.co.za
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WILDLIFE ALL YEAR ELEPHANT RIDES
Join the southern-most elephants in the world at Knysna Elephant Park. Where a resident family of African elephants and world-class guides will unravel the sad and mystical story of the Knysna forest elephants… The Park offers a rare and exciting opportunity to get close to these gentle giants, who live in a controlled, free-range environment in the heart of the famous Garden Route.
CAPE FUR SEAL
Situated only 8 nautical miles (about 16km) from Simon’s Town, Seal Island is home to 75,000 Cape Fur Seals, 24 different bird species and the hunting ground of the Great White Shark. All year round we often encounter Dolphins, Humpback whales and Brydes whales. From July to November the Southern Right whales are plentiful in the bay and you can be assured of a sighting.
Their elephants are orphans rescued from culling operations. They play a vital role in closing the gap between man and animal, allowing us to better understand the plight of the African Elephant and that of their peers in the Knysna Forest. Visitors leave the park with a sense of awe for these magnificent animals – they’ve been ‘touched by an elephant.’ In order to cater for all preferences they have a range of inspiring elephant experiences: • Daily Tours provide for a shorter experience of meeting, feeding and interacting with the gentle giants. • Elephant Back Rides and Walks allow for longer and more personal interaction. • Exclusive Sunrise/Sunset Safaris and Sundowner Safaris are the private and intimate encounters. • Sleeping with the Elephants in the unique Elephant Lodge is the ultimate experience where you get to spend all day and all night soaking up all the sights, sounds and delights of the elephant world! www.knysnaelephantpark.co.za Tel: +27 (0)44 532 7732
Great white sharks are the apex predators of our oceans and Cape Town is one of the shark cage diving capitals of the world. Sharks are iconic and magnificent creatures. Experience a great white shark up close and personal with a shark diving or shark viewing tour (you don’t have to get in the cage!) and you do not need a scuba diving certificate to shark cage dive. Great White Shark, Cage Diving takes place from April to September in False Bay (departs from Simon’s Town) and all year round from Gansbaai (2 hours from Cape Town).
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There are two distinct species of African elephant: African forest elephant (Loxodontacyclotis) and the African bush elephant (Loxodontaafricana). Black rhinoceros (Dicerosbicornis):The black rhinoceros is a large, thick-skinned herbivore having one or two upright horns on the nasal bridge. Rhinoceros may refer to either black or white rhinoceros. African cape buffalo (Synceruscaffer): The African or cape buffalo is a large horned bovid. Buffalo are sometimes reported to kill more people in Africa than any other animal, although the same claim is also made of hippos and crocodiles. It is considered the most dangerous of the Big Five, reportedly causing the most hunter deaths, with wounded animals reported to ambush and attack pursuers.
During the winter months the Great White Sharks are extremely active around the island and we enjoy many sightings and often witness natural predations. The main breeding season for the Cape Fur Seal is November and December when almost 20 000 pups are born.
Lion (Pantheraleo): The lion is a large carnivorous feline of Africa and northwest India, having a short, tawny coat, a tufted tail, and, in the male, a heavy mane around the neck and shoulders. A lion may attack without provocation, and is considered by many to be the best of the Big Five.
The majority of the seals on Duiker Island, out of Hout Bay Harbour, are males waiting out their time until they reach the right breeding age, which is between the ages of 8 to 12 years depending on their size. Duiker Island is not a breeding colony as the sea can get very rough and the pups get swept off. The island is most densely populated from January through March due to the seals moulting. During this period they do not go off in search of food but rely on fats they have stored in their blubber.
Lions habituate the savanna where tall grasses, shrubs and bushes obscure and provide them cover and camouflage. This thick undergrowth is commonly referred to as jess. As lions are ambush hunters, they use this natural cover to stalk close as possible before making a final charge to catch their prey. Lions do not generally avoid confrontation, but will usually face the challenger. Lions are unpredictable and may charge when sufficiently annoyed or confronted by danger.
BIG 5 SAFARI
Leopard (Pantherapardus): The leopard is a large, carnivorous feline having either tawny fur with dark rosette-like markings or black fur. They are wary of humans and will take flight in the face of danger. The leopard is solitary by nature, and is most active between sunset and sunrise, although it may hunt during the day in some areas. Leopards can be found in the savanna grasslands, brush land and forested areas in Africa.
The phrase Big Five game was coined by white hunters and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot. The collection consists of the lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros.
SHARK CAGE DIVING
elephant is a very large herbivore having thick, almost hairless skin, a long, flexible, prehensile trunk, upper incisors forming long curved tusks of ivory, and large, fan-shaped ears.
African Big Five Game Species: African bush elephant (Loxodontaafricana): The African
ROUND The male leopard is less than half the size of a male lion. The leopard is the smallest of the big cats, and rarely exceeds 200 lb (91 kg). A visit to a South African reserve will, most likely, allow seeing not only the big 5 but other habitants of the African bush. Although the stock will be different between various reserves you’ll be able to watch: Giraffes, Elands, Springbok, Hippopotamus and Zebras.
CAPE PENINSULA BABOONS
The Baboon Matters Trust comprises a handful of dedicated volunteers who are at the forefront of baboon conservation in South Africa. The goals of the trust include raising awareness for the plight of baboons as well as education and training so that sustainable solutions can be found for areas of conflict between man and baboon. On a practical level the trust makes provision for the rescue and care of injured or sick baboons, and aims to support rehabilitation centres that focus their attention on baboons. Cape Species: The Chacma Baboon (Papioursinus), also known as the Cape Baboon, is, like all other baboons, from the Old World monkey family. With a body length of up to 115 cm and a weight from 15 to 31 kg, it is among the largest and heaviest baboon species. The Chacma is generally dark brown to gray in color, with a patch of rough hair on the nape of its neck. Unlike the northern baboon species (the Guinea, Hamadryas, and Olive Baboons), Chacma males do not have a mane. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of this baboon is its long, downward sloping face. Males can have canine teeth as long as 2 inches (longer than a lion’s canine teeth). Baboons are sexually dimorphic, males being considerably larger than females. The Chacma Baboon is found in southern Africa, ranging from South Africa north to Angola, Zambia, and Mozambique. Size and color vary within that range. Chacmas usually live in social groups composed of multiple adult males, adult females, and their offspring. Occasionally, however, very small groups form that include only a single adult male and several adult females. Chacma troops are characterized by a dominance hierarchy. Female ranking within the troop is inherited through the mother and remains quite fixed, while male ranking is tenuous and changes often. Chacmas are unusual among baboons in that neither males nor females form strong relationships with members of the same sex. Instead, the strongest social bonds are often between unrelated adult males and females. (Wikipedia)
BOULDERS BEACH PENGUINS
A visit to the famous Boulders Beach penguins should be part of every Cape Town itinerary. The penguins from this growing colony allow for close encounters with these famous sea birds - and most tourists fall helplessly in love with them. The story of the African penguins at Boulders Beach is one of remarkable urban colonization, but the species as a whole faces many threats and these aquatic flightless birds are listed as endangered. The story of the penguin colony in Cape Town started in 1983 when a pair was spotted on Foxy Beach at Boulders. Since then the colony has grown rapidly and now totals about 3 000 Boulders Beach penguins. The birds came to False Bay from Dyer Island after the reduction in commercial pelagic trawling, which has increased the supply of pilchards and anchovy - part of the penguins’ diet. Boulders Beach is located in Simon’s Town, just over the hilly peninsula from Cape Town. It’s easily accessible by bus, car, taxi or train.
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SHOPPING KRUGERRAND The Krugerrand is a South African gold coin, first minted in 1967 to help market South African gold. The coin, produced by the South African Mint, proved popular and by 1980 the Krugerrand accounted for 90% of the gold coin market. The name itself is a portmanteau of Kruger (the man depicted on the obverse) and Rand, the South African unit of currency. Krugerrands are a popular way to invest in gold. By 1980 the Krugerrand accounted for 90% of the gold coin market. That year South Africa introduced three smaller coins with a half-ounce, quarter ounce, and tenth ounce of gold.
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The success of the Krugerrand led to many other gold-producing nations minting their own bullion coins, such as the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf in 1979, the Australian Nugget in 1981, the American Gold Eagle in 1986 and the British Britannia coin. Private mints have also attempted to capitalize off the popularity of the Krugerrand, minting gold and silver bullion rounds (the term coin denotes legal currency) in the style of the Krugerrand. The rounds often depict Paul Kruger and a springbok antelope, some even blatantly copying the same design as on the Krugerrands themselves, though the inscriptions are altered. These bullion rounds are not offered by the South African Mint or the Government of South Africa, and are therefore not official, have no legal tender value and cannot technically be considered coins. The Krugerrand is 32.6 mm in diameter and 2.74 mm thick. The Krugerrand’s actual weight is 1.0909 troy ounces (33.93 g). It is minted from gold alloy that is 91.67% pure (22 karats), so the coin contains one troy ounce (31.1035 g) of gold. The remaining 8.33% of the coin’s weight (2.826 g) is copper (an alloy known historically as crown gold which has long been used for English gold sovereigns), which gives the Krugerrand a more orange appearance than silver-alloyed gold coins. Copper alloy coins are harder and more durable, so they can resist scratches and dents. The South African Mint Company produces limited edition proof Krugerrands intended as collector’s items. These coins are priced above bullion value, although non-proof Krugerrands also have a premium above gold bullion value. They can be distinguished from the bullion Krugerrands by the number of serrations on the edge of the coin. Proof coins have 220 while bullion coins have 160. As the only means to legally possessing gold bullion, the Krugerrand offers a unique way of holding your own gold. Krugerrands carry only a small premium over the value of their gold content. As the gold price is quoted internationally in terms of troy ounces, the value of Krugerrands can easily be determined at any time. As legal tender gold coins, Krugerrands can be bought from, or sold to thousands of gold dealing companies and their branches worldwide. Krugerrands are hard enough to resist normal scratching and denting - an important, practical feature, as soft 24 carat coins and bars are more easily damaged and generally require protective packaging. Krugerrands are easy to transport and store.
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PRECIOUS STONES Southern Africa is often considered the “gemstone capital of the world” as almost half of the world’s gemstones are found in this part of the world. While some may only think of gemstones as the fabulous and expensive varieties like Diamonds and Tanzanite, there are also many other beautiful and unusual gemstones that are associated with Southern Africa – like Tiger’s Eye, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Pietersite, Malachite, Verdite, Blue lace Agate, Sodalite, and many more. One of the most popular and convenient places to experience the amazing beauty and variety of gemstones that are found and crafted locally is right here in the V&A Waterfront at the popular Scratch Patch and Mineral World in Dock Road next to the parking garage, and just down from the Two Oceans Aquarium. The Scratch Patch has become world-famous as a place where you can have loads of fun “scratching” for your favourite gemstones from hundreds of thousands of tumble-polished stones that quite literally cover the floor. This is a truly original concept that has been copied in other parts of the world. According to how many gemstones you wish to take home, visitors have a choice from a small bag to a large cup container. At the Mineral World factory shop you can see an incredible range of gemstone items including stone carvings and other “art” pieces; high-quality “investment” gems (like Tanzanite and Diamonds); jewellery of all kinds; and lots of inexpensive gemstone items that make ideal take-home-gifts. You will also discover a large range of mineral specimens, rough gemstone pieces, and fossils that will fascinate you and bring out the geologist in you! And then for those wanting a “sporting” activity, there’s Cave Golf, an indoor mini-golf course (“putt-putt”) that’s both fun and challenging to play. The well-designed course features vertical ramps, sharp corners, numerous obstacles and slanted putting surfaces. It’s a great blend of difficulty and enjoyment, and it’s an inexpensive outing for families and children. Besides the outlet at the V&A Waterfront, there are also Scratch Patch/Mineral World branches at Simon’s Town (Dido Valley Road, and also the site of the Topstones tumble-polishing and gem-crafting factory), and at the West Coast Ostrich Farm (Van Schoorsdrif Road, just off the N7). So, make sure that you discover the magic of gemstones! Scratch Patch & Mineral World, 1 Dock Road (next to the parking garage and near the Aquarium). Tel 021 419 9429.
ARTS AND CRAFTS No doubts about it – South Africans are a crafty bunch. The country’s people produce a
remarkable range of arts and crafts, working from the pavements and markets of the big cities to deep rural enclaves, with every possible form of traditional artwork – and then some.In addition to the standard materials such as beads, grass, leather, fabric and clay, pieces are made using telephone wire, plastic bags, petrol cans and bottle tops – even food tin labels are used to create brightly coloured papier mache bowls. On sale on many a South African street corner are objects made of wire, ranging from representations of the globe to cars and motorcycles – which are capable of manipulated movement – to joke cellphones and working radios. Shops, markets and collectives dealing in African craft are thriving, providing much-needed employment and income in communities such as Fugitive’s Drift in KwaZulu-Natal, which offers a huge variety of basketry, or the Northern Cape Schmidtsdrift community of displaced San people, who produce paintings that constitute an imaginative and highly coloured extension of ancient rock art. A high level of skill is brought to the production of work that has long been a part of African society, and has now found new commercial outlets. South African beadwork, once the insignia of tribal royalty alone, has today found a huge range of applications, from the creation of coverings for everything from bottles to matchboxes – and the reproduction of the red Aids ribbon in the form of small Zulu beadworks known as Zulu love letters. Basketry and ceramics, of course, were long ago brought to a pitch of perfection in traditional South African society, and the outgrowths of these forms today grace gallery plinths as often as they find a place on suburban shelves. (To read more: www.southafrica.info) The Arts and Crafts markets in Cape Town: Green Market Square, in the square that dissects Burg Street and between Longmarket and Shortmarket streets, Cape Town CBD, Monday to Saturday: 9:00 and 16:00. The Red Shed Craft Workshop, Adjoining Victoria Wharf and open Monday to Friday: 9:00-21:00 and Sunday& Public Holidays: 10:00-21:00 Waterfront Craft Market @The Centre, adjacent to the Two Oceans Aquarium, open every day: 9:30-18:00. Green Point Market, Junction of Western Boulevard and Beach Road, Every Sunday and Public Holiday: 9:15- 17:00 (unless very windy or very rainy).
OSTRICH LEATHER & MOHAIR Ostrich leather is the result of tanning skins taken from African ostriches farmed for their feathers, skin and meat. The leather is distinctive for its pattern of bumps or vacant quill follicles, ranged across a smooth field in varying densities. It requires an intricate, specialised and expensive production process making it costly as well as beautiful. Although the first commercial farming began in South Africa in 1850, the industry collapsed after World War I and the drop in demand for the feathers for fashionable hats and military uniforms. Other products were marketed, with each success battered by world events and droughts until now, when ostrich skin is globally available and seen as a luxury item in high-end demand. Leather came late in the story of ostrich farming but after a tannery was set up onsite, it went on to make an impact in European haute couture and in the U.S. for cowboy boots. Availability was artificially limited when ostrich leather was subject to a cartel monopoly through trade sanctions, and single export and distribution channels until the end of apartheid in 1993. After that and other factors, the South African government began to export stock allowing other countries to have their own ranches. Although wider production resulted in competition and lower prices, Klein Karoo Group remains the leading global producer. Today the industry is driven mostly by the leather and the meat, which is exported to all parts of the world. South Africa produces over 60% of the world’s ostriches and also has a distinct quality edge in the leather tanning process. Eleven years ago, Charles and Melony Biggs were farming ostrich, sheep and goats in the Graaff Reinet area in the Karoo. At first they exported skins to people he had met in the USA, where he had previously farmed ostrich for 4 years. They learned a lot in that time abroad, one thing being what we in South Africa had to offer and show off to the world in terms of leadership in Ostrich and Mohair. They started to seek for local manufacturers and work together with designers to present a classic collection that also presents a freshness and elegancy. In 2000, Karoo Classics opened its doors in Stellenbosch: “We had 30 handbags and six belts in stock, but 100% faith in the fantastic natural products made from ostrich leather and mohair”, says Charles. From the very beginning a policy of Proudly South Africa was adopted. They spent months looking for and visiting factories all over South Africa. The criteria were: simply, high quality at a reasonable price. Today they have a wonderful group of suppliers, from big factories to family businesses and individuals. In 2003, Karoo Classics opened in Cape Town and five years later in Franschhoek. Today they have the world’s largest selection of ostrich leather goods, carrying over 1000 handbags alone. Ostrich leather and Mohair products can be found at Karoo Classics. See their ad in our Handmade Section.
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One of America’s biggest tourist attractions has now come to South Africa. Gun FunIndoor Shooting Range has opened in the heart of the Cape Town CBD and will soon be offering clientsan opportunity to experience an adrenalin rush as they get to shoot realfirearms only seen before on the big screen. Corporate and incentive groups get ready to don your flashiest tuxedo, and join us to shoot the favourite weapons of world famous 007. On offer are the legendary Walter PPK, semi-automatic machine guns and the shotguns. Make your day with “Dirty Harry’s” 44 Magnum revolver or take a trip back in time, with the 1920’s Al Capone Mobster package and try your hand at the Tommy Gun and the revolvers of the era. The world’s largest pistol, the Desert Eagle 50 calibre is also available for the brave to handle. The SAVE THE RHINO PACKAGE: For those with the future of our wildlife close to your heart are invited to try out the AK 47 - Poacher Package….. Shoot a poacher target to save a rhino!…… But beware!…. If you miss the poacher you will be asked to make a donation to the Saving Private Rhino fund. Other packages include; a cowboy package with traditional cowboy guns shooting at “outlaw targets”, a FEM FATAL package where the ladies get to shoot a pink ‘Glock’ and a pink “machine gun”. The SPECIAL FORCES package will equip you with night vision and an array of the latest military firearms and send you out on the range to ‘save the hostage’. Capetonians will be able to buy silver, gold and platinum memberships, which will allow them unlimited access and selected privileges such as be given free guest passes, usage of the many speciality firearms as well as discounts on ammunition, firearms and training courses from the City Guns shop. Based at 57 Hout Street in Cape Town, near Green Market Square, Guns4Africa is located inside City Guns, one of the oldest and most respected gun shops in South Africa established in 1962. With stylish finishes the training room and reception area give guests the opportunity to enjoy refreshments while browsing the different shooting packages, speciality targets and a full range of souvenirs on offer. They are then taken to the training room where the experienced field officers will deliver the safety briefing. Visitors are then equipped with eye and ear protection and then on to theindoor shooting lanes where the real action begins. FURTHER INFORMATION ONCORPORATE, INCENTIVE AND FIT PACKAGES AVAILABLE. CONTACT US ON email@example.com or 021 426 0465.
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WHAT TO SEE KIRSTENBOSCH
The most beautiful garden in Africa. 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. The Garden covers 36 hectares in a 528 hectare estate that contains protected mountainside supporting natural forest and fynbos along with a variety of animals and birds. Kirstenbosch lies in the heart of the Cape Floristic Region, also known as the Cape Floral Kingdom. In 2004 the Cape Floristic Region, including Kirstenbosch, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Operating Hours: Sept-Mar (Summer) Mon-Sun: 08:00-19:00, Apr-Aug (Winter) Mon-Sun: 08:00-18:00, Conservatory Mon-Sun: 09:00 -17:00 www.sanbi.org/kirstenbosch Tel: 021 799 8783, Ticket Office: 021 799 8782
The five-minute ascent to the top of Table Mountain offers a 360° view of Cape Town, the ocean and the neighbouring peaks. Once at the top visitors enjoy spectacular views and the peaceful feeling of being over one thousand meters above the city below. The area at the top of the mountain is surprisingly large so leave enough time to stroll along the paths, enjoy the viewing platforms and soak up the vistas. There are also free guided walks on offer at 10h00 and 12h00 daily. The walks depart from the signposted meeting point outside the Top Station building. Operating Hours: First car up 16 Sept to 30 Apr: 8:00 and 1 May to 15 Sept: 8:30. Last car down varies with sunset times but not before 17:00. www.tablemountain.net Tel: 021 424 0015
TWO OCEANS AQUARIUM
The southern tip of the African continent is the meeting place of two mighty and bountiful oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Two Oceans Aquarium is ideally positioned to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in these two oceans. The Aquarium holds over 3000 living sea animals, including sharks, fishes, turtles and penguins can be seen in this spectacular underwater nature reserve. The two ocean aquarium has established itself as a key player in raising environmental awareness through its high-quality exhibits, conservation and education programmes. Operating Hours: The Aquarium is open every day (365 days a year, including all public holidays) from 09:30 until 18:00. www.aquarium.co.za
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
Rich in cultural and natural heritage this destinations includes the famous Cape Point. Due to the variety of wildlife that occurs here it is the only section of the Table Mountain National Park that is fenced and visitors should look out for Eland, Red Hartebeest, Bontebok and Zebra. Be sure to visit the Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre that showcases all the plants and animals to look out for in a particular season and is full of informative signage. This is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and offers hiking, surfing, angling, picnicking, beaching and cycling opportunities against the spectacular backdrop of the mountains and coastline of the most south western point in Africa. Cape Point offers visitors excellent viewing opportunities from the two lighthouses that adorn the point – one still functional, informative interpretive signage that traces the cultural and natural history of the Point. The lighthouse is accessible by foot or you can catch the Flying Dutchman funicular to the top.
After you have fallen in love with the penguins head to the secluded Boulders Beach and take a swim in the comparatively warm waters of the False Bay. This beach is ideal for kids as immense boulders shelter the cove from currents, wind and large waves - but please always take care. Also, don’t touch or feed the penguins. They might look cute and cuddly but their beaks are as sharp as razors and if they feel threatened they have no qualms about nipping the odd finger or nose. Operating Hours: Winter: Apr – Sept: 08:00 - 17:00. Summer: Oct – Nov: 08:00 - 18:30, Dec – Jan: 07:00 19:30, Feb – March: 08:00 - 18:30 www.sanparks.org Tel: 021 786 2329.
From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom. The three and a half hour tour includes a return trip across Table Bay, a visit to the Maximum Security Prison, interaction with an ex-political prisoner and a 45 minute bus tour with a guide providing commentary. Operating Hours: Ferries depart at 9:00, 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00, weather permitting, from Nelson Mandela Gateway, at the V&A Waterfront www.robben-island.org.za Tel: 021 413 4220/1
Operating Hours: Winter: Apr – Sept: 07:00 - 17:00 Summer: Oct – March: 06:00 - 18:00 Visit www.sanparks.org for more info.
P.S. Baboons in the parking lot are not a rare picture as one might think.
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Not sure where to go for a wine route adventure? It all depends on how much time you have and how much of day - or week - you’d like to make of it. For those with very little time, you’ll be happy to know that Cape Town’s CBD presents a host of wine bars that will guide you through a virtual wine tasting of practically any estate you choose. But for those who do have some time... The "Hello Winelands" full guide to all the wine estates and wineries can be obtained at the Cape Tourism outlets in the city, at the airport, on table mountain, in Kirstenbosch and Blouberg.
WHAT WINE ROUTE?
CONSTANTIA VALLEY Constantia Valley is the wine route at the heart of the Mother City (or at least a little to the left of it). This is the oldest wine-growing area in Southern Africa and stretches from Wynberg hill in the north, to the Silvermine mountains (the Tokai area) in the south. The ten wine cellars on the route boast a winemaking history dating back to 1685. Around the peninsula, not a part on the Constantia Valley, but still close enough, there are a few more award winning wine estate to be explored.
For more information: www.constantiavalley.com Tel: 021 762 8769
DURBANVILLE WINE ROUTE Nestled in the Tygerberg Hills, a mere 20 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, lies the Durbanville Wine Valley. With its hectares of flourishing vineyards, award winning wines and hospitable atmosphere. The Durbanville Wine Valley consists of twelve wineries, each offering the finest in wines, and complemented with some of the best fine dining restaurants and intimate country kitchens in the region.
For more information: www.durbanvillewine.co.za
FRANSCHHOEK WINE ROUTE Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories. Spectacular vineyards cover these mountain slopes settled more than 300 years ago by the Huguenots, who brought with them their age-old French wine and food culture. This is a valley rich in history centred around a picturesque village of friendly, welcoming people. For more information: www.franschhoek.org.za , Tel: 021 876 3603 PAARL WINE ROUTE Paarl offers historical charm, culture, architectural heritage, wine and fruit farms, breath-taking scenery and many cycling and nature trails. The magnificent countryside, good wines and friendly people welcome you to a town where a feeling of tranquillity still transcends modern day living. The Paarl Wine Route offers visitors a diverse wine and country living experience. From the large international wine companies to the small micro-producers who share the passion to produce quality wines with a sense of place to give pleasure to the lovers of wine.
For more information: www.paarlonline.com ,www.paarlwine.co.za, Tel: 021 872 0860
ROBERTSON WINE ROUTE Member wineries from Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson work closely to bring visitors the most memorable wine tourism experiences, notably their renowned wine festivals: Wacky Wine Weekend in June (www.wackywineweekend.com), Robertson Slow in August (www.robertsonslow.com) and Robertson Wine on the River in October (www.wineonriver.com).
For more information: www.robertsonwinevalley.com , Tel: 023 626 3167
STELLENBOSCH WINE ROUTES The Stellenbosch Wine Route is the first and the largest in South Africa and all the estates along the route are within a 12km radius of the town. It is arguably the country´s most famous, and includes more than 200 wine and grape producers within the boundaries of the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin classification. The Wine Route is divided into five sub-routes for a convenient exploration but you are welcome to be creative and target the wineries by any classification or taste. Daily wine tasting, cellar tours and sales are offered at most cellars and many of these have restaurant and picnic facilities. Some cellars offer tasting by appointment only. For more information: www.wineroute.co.za, Tel: 021 883 3584 WELLINGTON WINE ROUTE Halfway between the bright lights of Cape Town and the statuesque mountains of the Western Cape, lies the hidden valley of Wellington, full of surprises and variety, heart and soul. The Berg river flows along the western border with two smaller streams, the Spruit and Kromme and the mighty Hawequas stands guard on the eastern side. The Bainskloof Pass, built by the famous Scot, Andrew Geddes Bain was (before Du Toitskloof Pass) the only gateway to the north. More French people settled here than anywhere else in the Cape and the valley was initially called Val du Charron – valley of the wagon-makers, the last outpost before travellers, pioneers and adventurers attempted the arduous journey into the hinterland with their oxen and their wagons. For more information: www.wellington.co.za , Tel: 021 873 4604/8
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This year’s carnival is going to be bigger, brighter and bolder and is one of the more colourful World Design Capital 2014 projects. The City of Cape Town is proud to be one of the sponsors of the event, themed ‘Imagine’. The Cape Town Carnival (CTC) is set to explode in full colour on the fan walk in Green Point on Saturday 15 March 2014, with a showcase of large-scale floats, outrageous costumes, and impressively choreographed dance routines. Cape Town’s biggest, brightest and boldest street carnival will burst onto the FanWalk in Green Point! The much anticipated Cape Town Carnival is an annual event that captivates Mother City residents and visitors with a showcase of magnificent large scale floats, outrageous costumes, and impressively choreographed dance routines. “Imagination is the magic ingredient that makes new things possible and transforms old and out-dated ideas. If you can’t imagine it, it’s hard to believe you can do it. We want to tickle people’s imagination with a sense of possibility,” says Brad Baard, the Carnival’s Creative Director. CTC 2014 was launched earlier in early February, giving residents just a taste of what to expect from the event. It is one of the World Design Capital 2014 projects and its ‘Imagine’ theme pays homage to this accolade bestowed on the Mother City at the beginning of the year. ‘We are proud to be the World Design Capital 2014 as it opens the doors of creativity to all of our residents. Being creative can transform lives and communities. As an inclusive city, we want to encourage residents to be a part of the carnival,
which is a celebration of our diverse communities,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Marketing, Councillor Grant Pascoe. The carnival’s creative director, Brad Baard, agreed. ‘Creating the reality of a shared celebration of cultural diversity and creativity is part of our mission. It is one of the reasons that the carnival was selected as an official World Design Capital 2014 project. CTC makes design visible, participative and fun. The carnival inspires people, with first-hand experience of participation in design and creative expression,’ explained Mr Baard. This year the official poster artwork conveys the Cape Town Carnival’s theme more clearly than ever. With a hint of African circus flavour, the joyous main character is overflowing with fun forms of imagination, literally popping out of her head. From 15:00 on 15 March 2014, carnival-goers are encouraged to join the celebrations as the fan walk turns into a pedestrian walkway filled with fun, food and folk enjoying the freedom of their city streets. The parade begins as the sun sets at 19:30 and is anticipated to last about two hours. Spectators can then party the night away at the carnival end-party which will feature DJ Fresh and South African super-band Mi Casa. Official Event Hashtag: #CTCarnival
Programme of Events 15:00 OWN THE STREET! From 3 pm the FanWalk turns into a pedestrian walkway filled with fun, food and folk enjoying the freedom of their city streets. Don’t miss a visit to the lively activation zones hosted by KFM, DHL and MNET – you just never know who you’ll meet on the tarmac today. 18:00 STREET CLEARANCE It’s time to begin the countdown to a magical moment! We will slowly clear the streets of pedestrians and vendors to give our gigantic floats space to glide down the FanWalk. Not long to go now! 19:30 PARTY BEGINS The Cape Town Carnival explodes onto the FanWalk with over 2 000 spectacularly costumed performers and ten large-scale floats! Spiceyfillers – from pimped bicycles to our ever-popular City firemen – are sure to tickle your creative taste buds. 22:00 AFTER-PARTY BEGINS Follow the Carnival procession as it winds its way to the Stadium traffic circle where SA super-band MiCasa and DJ Fresh will be hosting a thumping street party!
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FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT The pre festival Free Community concert is a permanent feature of the Cape Town International Jazz festival and is as old as the festival itself. Held annually in the heart of the city at Green Market Square, this concert is the festivals’ way of showing appreciation to the people of Cape Town, by giving them a taste of some of the world class performers at no charge, hence often drawing thousands of music lovers into the city between 17:00 and 23:00 at Greenmarket Square on Wednesday, 26 of March. ARTS & CULTURE FOCUS SCHOOLS This program of Rehearsals, Live Performance and Event Production workshops presented by industry professionals and mentors provide training within music industry standards. The program includes a skills development course, stage etiquette prep, musical appreciation and conducts training in both musical and production elements. Every year one of the schools is elected to perform on the main stage at the CTIJF, while an amalgamated group, consisting of members of each high school ensemble, has the opportunity to perform as an All Star Band at the Free Community Stage hosted by The CTIJF. The Training and Development Program is managed and co-ordinated by a team of skilled event organisers and project managers from various walks of life. The Arts and Culture Focus School Program is supported by the WCED and managed by The CTIJF Training and Development team of Taz Israel (Administration), Sharif Baker (Production) and Craig Parks (Content) A&C Focus School Rehearsals on Saturday 22 of March 18:00-19:00 and the Focus School Live Performance on Sunday 23 of March at the same location.
Music Business workshops are hosted by respected industry stalwart Graeme Gilfillan and various experienced music industry individuals, this workshop is newly designed as a panel discussion presented by top industry professionals and aimed at musicians and others in the industry wanting to know more about the business of music. The workshops cover business operations, event production, royalties and the latest trends in the music industry. An interactive encounter presented by some of the top jazz and urban musicians in the world, this is the chance to spend quality time with the selected musicians who perform at the festival. Learn about each artist’s life in the industry and what it takes to perform and sell albums all over the world. Workshops will include guest speakers and popular international Jazz musicians. Hosting Musicians names are still to be confirmed. Will be held at the Cape Sun Hotel on Friday 28 of March 10h00 - 14h30 & Saturday 29 March 10h30 - 15h00 DUOTONE PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION The World-class photographic exhibition held at the Duotone Gallery displays the work of both amateur and professional industry professionals that uniquely capture the essence of “jazz in motion” and documents the emergence and growth of jazz globally. As old as the festival itself, this long running and very popular exhibition has over the years housed the work of , amongst others, Alf Khumalo, Mike Mzeleni, Basil Breakey, Fanie Jason, George Hallett, Herman Lenard and Uli Paschewoschny.
The 15th edition of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival explores two themes this year: One celebrates the 15th edition of the festival with images culled from the archives, especially with reference to the photographers who have consistently covered it for espAfrika over the years. The second theme is dedicated to the life of our beloved Nelson Rolihlala Mandela who passed away last year. These images are taken from the files of Festival Director Rashid Lombard who, as a photographer back then, extensively documented South Africa’s transition to democracy in the 1980s and 90s. In addition, there will also be a display of some of the work of photographers who have participated in the Jazz Photography Workshop which has been run by Peter McKenzie for the last three years. This week-long workshop, run in conjunction with Gwen Ansell’s popular Arts Journalism course, helps to spread the understanding of the visual and verbal language of Jazz to a wider audience. These elite workshops are run a week prior to the festival. The photographic display will be open at the CTICC on 28- 29 of March.
NIGHTLIFE CAPE TOWN MERCURY LIVE & LOUNGE - live music A: 43 De Villiers Street T: 021 465 2106 Open: Mon, Tues, Fri & Sat 9pm - 4am www.mercuryl.co.za SHIMMY BEACH CLUB A: South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront T: 021 200 7778 Open: Tues -Sun 11:30am - 2am Kitchen: 11:30am - 11:30pm www.shimmybeachclub.com SUGAR HUT CLUB A: Cnr of Canterbury & Constitution, District Six T: 021 801 5699 Open: Wed - Sun; 5pm -2am www.sugarhutclub.co.za THE JACKAL AND HIDE Preformance Venue, restaurant & bar A: 108 Kloof Street, Gardens T: 021 424 1020 Open: Mon - Wed 3:30pm - 1:am, Thur - Sat 3:30pm - 2am On Facebook
CITY CENTRE 169 LOUNGE A: 227 Long Street T: 021 424 2331 /0 Open: Always ALEXANDER BAR AND CAFÉ Engineered for conversation.Old world charm-bar. Classic cocktails, good boutique wines, craft beers and whiskies. Check out the working antique phone system. Gourmet light meals and boards served till midnight. A: 76 Strand Street T: 0213001088 Open: Mon- Sat: 11am- 1am www.alexanderbar.co.za ASSEMBLY Well established giant within Cape Town’s live music scene.
PRIDE AMSTERDAM ACTION BAR A: 10 -14 Cobern Street, De Waterkant T: 021 425 6463 www.amsterdambar.co.za BACKROOM BAR An intimate, discreet men’s bar with an air of mystery & possibility. A: 14 Cobern St, Green Point, on the Pink Block Open: Wed - Sat, from 6pm until late. www.facebook.com/groups/274590399253421/ members/ BEAULAH BAR A: 30 Somerset Rd T: 021 421 6798 www.beaulahbar.co.za Open: Tues to Thurs: 16:00- 2:00, Fri to Sat: 4pm- 4am. Sun to Mon: private parties.
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A: 61 Harrington Street T: 021 465 7286 Open: Wed, Fri & Sat 9pm – 4am www.theassembly.co.za CLUB 31 A: 2 Riebeeck Street, 31 Floor, ABSA Building T: 021 421 0581 www.thirtyone.co.za CHEZ NTEMBA A: 4c Buiten Street, Corner of Long Streert T: 021 423 7575 Open: Thurs - Sat 10pm - 4am www.chezntemba.com THE CONCEPT A: 6 Pepper Street CBD T: 083 700 6078 Open: Mon – Sat 12am – 4am FICTION - DJ BAR & LOUNGE For lovers of techno, nu-rave, indie A: 226 Long Street T: 021 424 7509 Open: Tue – Sat: 9pm – 4am www.fictionbar.com COCO www.cococpt.co.za ORPHANAGE COCKTAIL BAR A specialist emporium of artisan cocktails, elixir’s & intoxications & delicious morsels of substance. A:227 Bree Street Corner of Bree and Orphan Street T: 021 424 2004 Open: Sat – Thurs: 5pm – 2am; Fri: 3pm – 2am; www.theorphanage.co.za THE LOOP NIGHT CLUB A: Cnr of Loop & Pepper Street T: 072 539 1121 Open: Wed, Fri & Sat 22:00 - 04:00 www.theloopnightclub.co.za SIDE SHOW A: 11 Machau Street T: 082 077 0315 TJING TJING A: 165 Long Market above Dear me Restaurant, T: 021 422 4920 Open: Daily 4pm till late BEEFCAKES A: Sovereign Quay, 40 Somerset Road, Greepoint T: 021 425 9019 Open: Mon - Sat: 11am to 10pm are out official kitchen hours, but our bar is always open later! Sun: 6pm to 10pm www.beefcakes.co.za/cpt.beefcakes.co.za/ BAR CODE A: 18 Cobern Street T: 021 421 5305 www.leatherbar.co.za Open: Wed - Mon: 9pm - 2am BUBBLES BAR A: 125a Waterkant Street | De Waterkant T: +27 (0)72 277 2392 Open: Tues- Sun: 7pm - 2am Facebook / Bubbles-Bar CAFE MANHATTAN A: 74 Waterkant Street, De Waterkant T: 021 421 6666 www.manhattan.co.za
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A world-class extravaganza featuring over 2 000 costumed performers and spectacular large-scale floats! With an after-party featuring DJ Fresh and South African super-band MiCasa. DRESS UP & JOIN IN THE FUN! Find out more at www.capetowncarnival.com or tweet us @CTCarnival
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival and The Cape Town Carnival are back and the streets are filled with music and colour all over the...
Published on Mar 4, 2014
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival and The Cape Town Carnival are back and the streets are filled with music and colour all over the...