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CONTENTS 6-7

Save the Date

8 - 11

Dining

12

Restaurant of the month

16 - 17

Wildlife all year around

18

On stage

20

Tourism News

21

Outdoor Activities

23

Seasons of Sauvignon

27

Kidz Zone

28 - 29

What to see

32 - 33

Shopping

35

Places of Interest

36

Nightlife

46

Info

Maps 4

My citi

22

Durbanville

24 - 25

Cape Town

30

Stellenbosch

34

Peninsula

38 - 39

Western Province

40 - 41

South Africa

44

Gauteng

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PUBLICATIONS THAT WORKS FOR YOU

Welcome to Cape Town. It’s our pleasure to host you,. What better way to explore a city than through its local hang out’s and all the entertainment possibilities it has to offer? Luckily, the mother city is a mixture of cultures made up of a rich heritage you can explore and you are guaranteed an exciting stay with the friendliest, most welcoming people. Inside the magazine you’ll find activities to fill up your daylight hours and your evenings entertainment, whether you’re a first time visitor or lucky to be a regular traveller to Cape Town’s shores. Have a wonderful time,

The Hello Team

WINELANDS WINE REGIONS OF SOUTH AFRICA

tel/fax: (021) 426 5117 P.O. Box 888, Rhine Rd, 8050. Published and copywritten by Hello Cape Town All rights reserved. While every care has been taken in compiling the information in this publication, Hello Cape Town can not be held responsible for any omissions or errors. CK2002/007961/23

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ESTATES TO EXPLORE

WINERIES • MAPS • FESTIVALS & EVENTS • DINING

Hello Joburg Magazine www.hellojoburg.co.za

Hello Durban Magazine www.hello-durban.co.za

'For sale in all the hotels and at Cape Town tourism outlets'

Hello Magazine, in their 4 editions are available, fresh and updated every month complimentary for guests, toursists and travellers in hotels, selected B&B’s, airports and in Premier Lounges at major airports, Hello Magazine can also be obtained at Joburg’s, Cape Town’s and Durban’s central tourist bureaus. Hello Cape Town is also accessible on the web through www.issuu.com and for android mobile phones through m.issuu.com

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F1 GARDENS - CIVIC CENTRE - WATERFRONT FEEDER ROUTE

Gardens – Civic Centre – Waterfront (F1) Weekdays peak 06:30 - 09:30 15:30 - 19:00 Every 10 minutes

Weekday off-peak Prior to 06:30 09:30 - 15:30 19:00 - 21:30 Every 20 minutes

Weekends and public holidays 07:30 - 21:30 Every 20 minutes

Civic Centre – Table View (T1) Weekdays peak 06:30 - 09:00 15:30 - 19:00 Every 8 minutes

Weekday off-peak Prior to 06:30 09:00 - 15:30 19:00 - 22:00 Every 20 minutes

Weekends and public holidays 06:40 - 22:00 Every 20 minutes

Civic Centre – Airport (A1) Civic Centre station to the Airport 04:20 – 21:20 Every 20 minutes Airport to the Civic Centre station 05:10 – 22:00 Every 20 minutes


FNB Festival |

Cape Town

6 - 20 OCTOBER 2012 Cape Town’s city centre is set to host the city’s inaugural variety project, the FNB Variété Festival – Cape Town from 6-20 October this year. The project is set to grow into a fully-fledged arts festival embracing the entire CBD within the next few years. The Festival, brought to the city by Eddy Cassar Public Relations, producers of the Vodacom Funny Festival, uses unconventional theatre venues in the city centre and boasts a selection of top local and international acts, including the international theatre hit Faulty Towers, the Dining Experience and Marc Lottering as few have seen him, in cabaret! Held in “pop-up theatres” in hotel lobbies, cafes, an oyster bar, a hotel restaurant and a conference venue, the Festival, the first of its kind in Cape Town, hosts a selection of awardwinning local and international acts in small intimate venues. In total, the Festival involves 65 performances in the city centre over a period of two weeks. The objective is to get Capetonians to embrace the novel project and to enjoy the city centre as a recreational space at night. “We have put a lot of thinking into the planning and potential growth of the Festival. The Festival offers Capetonians a wonderful opportunity of enjoying top acts in an intimate space. We have devised a five year plan which will see the Festival grow, embracing certain nodes in the city”, says Festival producer Eddy Cassar. The first node is situated around the Cathedral and Taj Hotel at the top end of the St Georges’ Mall, with the award–winning production of Faulty Towers the Dining Experience, sched-

uled for The Cape Sun Hotel. Future points of growth include the 15 on Orange Hotel and the National Museum, The Fugard precinct, the de Waterkant precinct and the Long Street area. “We are delighted to partner with an exciting project like this, especially as it is the first of its kind in Cape Town. Through this partnership we hope that this festival will become a permanent fixture on the Cape Town social calendar. First National Bank remains committed to supporting arts and culture in the Western Cape” says Stephan Claassen from FNB. “As a proudly South African bank, we are committed to grow our country in all its facets. Art plays a key role in that. We are also excited about what Cape Town has to offer, and want to promote that to the market out there. Joining forces with the Western Cape government, Eddy Cassar and various other partners gives us the opportunity to put this into action. “ The five acts contracted for the Festival include the following artists; • SA’s favourite comic, Marc Lottering and award winning pianist Godfrey Johnson in cabaret - St George Conference Room, Taj Hotel. Tickets R120 each. Book at Computicket. • The internationally acclaimed sell-out show, Faulty Towers the Dining Experience. An absolute masterpiece of which John Cleese would be proud – The Villa at the Cape Sun Hotel. Tickets cost R350 each and include a three course meal and two hour show. Book at Computicket. • Tina C, the mistress of satire, great music and clever lyrics. Direct from a sell-out season at the Sydney Opera House – Twankey Oyster and Champagne Bar at the Taj Hotel. Tickets R120 each. Book at Computicket. • Canadian cabaret sensation, Sharron Matthews, recently awarded best cabaret at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Lobby Lounge, Taj Hotel. Tickets R120 each. Book at Computicket. • An hour with Cape Town’s top comedienne, Shimmy Isaacs – Café St George at the St George’s Cathedral. Tickets R120 each. Book at Computicket.

The entire cast of the Festival also appears at a special Gala Performance at the Baxter Theatre on 14 October, with Marc Lottering as the Master of Ceremonies. Tickets R180 each. Book at Computicket.

All selected venues are intimate and seating is limited as follows: Faulty Towers the Dining Experience at The Villa at the Cape Sun Hotel – 108 seats per sitting Sharron Matthews – The Lobby Lounge at The Taj Hotel – 50 seats Tina C – Twankeys Oyster and Champagne Bar – 50 seats Marc Lottering and Godfrey Johnson in cabaret – 80 seats Shimmy Isaacs – Café St George at the St Georges Cathedral – 50 seats All bookings can be made through Computicket. More information on facebook on https:// www.facebook.com/FNBVarieteFestivalCapeT own?ref=hl or by calling Eddy Cassar Public Relations on 021 438 2595.


S av e t KIRSTENBOSCH: SWARTLAND WINE AND OLIVE ROUTE

6 October 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm Event category: Festival Contact details: Tel: 022 487 1133 or email: swartlandinfo@westc.co.za Entrance charge: R30.00 per person (Includes a wine glass & tasting vouchers) How to book: Booking not necessary Diarise Saturday October 6 for a deliciously different Farmers Market when the Santam Swartland Wine and Olive Route brings its bounty to the Kirstenbosch Stone Cottage. Enjoy the robust tastes of this celebrated route when more than 60 stalls present the produce of this unique region. Meet the winemakers and savour the wines, taste the breads, olives and preserves and gear up for a country day in town. A tasty and leisurely day is in store with activities for the whole family. What can be poured, plated or produced is on sale so join us as we discover this unspoilt area which offers lots of suprises and a rich selection of food and wine. ROCKING THE DAISIES. WALK, CYCLE, CARPOOL OR TRAVEL BY TRAIN… JUST GET THERE

a Fruit and Veg City Facebook Tab which hosts a fun and educational nutritional quiz in order to get you one step closer to applying for the Walk. Applicants will be rated on their Nutritional IQ and will receive a discount voucher of up to 15% on their next shop at FVC Food Lover’s Market Tokai. This is also where you will find the application form to do the Walk. Check it out on the following link: https://www. facebook.com/fruitandvegcity Cycle This year 100 like-minded cycling enthusiasts will set off early on Friday 5th October and peddle their way to the festival. Due to high demand, we are proud to announce that the tickets for the Cycle to Daisies adventure have already been sold out. However, dont let that stop you as we have plenty of other options for you. Carpool Rocking the Daisies is working with goCarShare to help people share car journeys. An internationally acclaimed carpooling system, goCarShare offers a great way to save money, help those that need a lift to get together, all the while doing their bit to reduce their carbon emissions. The Carpool option is built around Facebook, allowing you to find people who have friends in common and similar interests. “Life’s a journey. It’s not just about where you want to go, it’s how you get there. So if you have an empty seat, or want a lift - share. That’s the joy of goCarShare.” If you decide not to use the goCarShare option above, please make sure to catch a lift with your mates (at least 3 to a car if possible) and help towards making this a greener and more sustainable festival. You can add your journey here. http://gocarshare. com/festival/rocking-the-daisies For further information on Rocking the Daisies, see here: http://rockingthedaisies.com/

This year Rocking the Daisies fans can choose from a diverse and cool range of transport options with which to make their way to the 7th edition of this eco-friendly and premium music and lifestyle festival. The festival takes place from 4 to 7 October 2012 at the breath-taking Cloof Wine Estate near Darling. So that you don’t miss a single minute of the entire festival experience, the Rocking the Daisies crew has put together a number of transport options to help you make your way to Daisies in style. Walk See how a simple a change in your travel efforts can make a huge difference to our world. 100 select festival-goers will walk along the West Coast to the festival, taking in the signature Cape landscape as part of this eco-initiative run by Culture Talent and Rocking the Daisies, and proudly brought to you by Fruit and Veg City: Walking the Daisies. Walking the Daisies has teamed up GreenPop and the Sunflower Fund this year. Walkers will be asked to each donate R150.00 that will go towards a tree that will be planted on behalf of each walker, as well as a sunflower bandana as a contribution to the fantastic work done by the Sunflower Fund. Walking the Daisies applications are now open via

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CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

When: 12 – 14 October 2012 Where: CTICC and V&A Waterfront. Show times: Friday, Saturday 10h00 – 18h00. Sunday, 10h00 – 17h00 The scene is set – all you have to do is diarise the date – 12th to 14th October 2012. Where better to stage SA’s premier Boat Show than in the World’s favourite city - Cape Town at SA’s no.1 tourist destination the V&A Waterfront and the CTICC, the top conference venue in SA. Combine this with our very own Natural Wonder of the World, Table Mountain as the backdrop and you have the perfect stage for SA’s premier Boat Show, the Cape Town International Boat Show!

•Biggest Boat display Afloat – There is no substitute for getting up close and personal and seeing the real thing. The Cape Town International Boat Show boasts the biggest boat display ever on the water at the famous V&A Waterfront. Here you can kick off your shoes and board many of one of the latest luxury local and international vessels the market has to offer. •Workshops & Lectures – a new addition to CTIBS 2012. Visitors can attend a series of interesting and informative topics, a daily programme of topics and times will be made available on the CTIBS website and at the show. •Biggest Indoor Wakeboard Contest in Africa – The CTIBS will play host to Africa’s biggest ever indoor wakeboard competition featuring the crème de la crème of SA’s wakeboarders battling it out for the prestigious first place. The indoor wakeboard setup at the CTICC will consist of two pools and three obstacles over 60m long. A thrilling, eye catching, exciting event never seen before and not to be missed, check the website and information boards for more details. •Fishing Village – The Fishing Village at the CTICC has enough bait to lure any avid or aspiring angler. The ever popular Fishing Village will abound with exhibits, activities and events. Bring the kids and your mates and have a ‘whale of a time’ learning the ins and outs of rods, reels, lines, knots, lures, hooks, bait rigging, casting and rolling. Exhibitions •Expand Your Horizons –Here you can expand your horizons and be introduced to new products you would not even dream of searching online. Meet and greet exhibitors, receive personal advice, insight into products and new ones in the pipeline. Be the first to see new launches, discover new technology, learn new skills and gain practical advice •Water Taxi Ride and Shuttle Service – Dont forget the exclusive free trip down the water canal linking the CTICC to the V&A Waterfront. Many find this an adventure in itself. There is an additional vehicle shuttle service between the 2 venues – all included in the ticket price. •The SAS Somerset, the only Boom Defence Vessel left in the world. Recently spruced up by the Department of Public Works, will be open to public viewing for the duration of the Cape Town International Boat Show. A treat for Historians & absolutely free! • Families and friends can take advantage of the many specials offered to ticket holders by establishments at South Africa’s no.1 tourist destination. An exciting programme of several Boat Show related events and activities is laid on for dad and the kids, while mom gets time out to shop till she drops at the V & A Waterfront! There’s something for everyone at the Show. Cost: R80.00 – includes water taxi ride and shuttle to and from V&A Waterfront and all activities. No charge for children if accompanied by an adult. Yacht, Boat and Angling Club members receive 50% reduction on presentation of valid Membership card. Contact : Shirley Roos : +27 (0)83 384-8595 or +27 (0)21 788-1954 www.boatshow.co.za


h e dat e ROBERTSON WINE ON THE RIVER

poplar trees. Add to that live music, plenty of wines to taste, BIG SCREEN RUGBY picnics and other local produce – and you’ve got yourself a spring festival not to be missed!

AND a case of Pinotage to take home! (6 bottles) www.diemersfontein.co.za CAPE TOWN DIWALI FESTIVAL

Contact: Robertson Wine Valley on +27 (0)23 626-3167 www.wineonriver.com PINOTAGE ON TAP When: Saturday, 27 October 2012 Time: 11:00 until midnight Venue: Ratanga Junction, Century City

When: Friday, 19 October 2012 to Sunday, 21 October 2012 The Robertson Wine Valley brings a spring Experience on the banks of the Breede River! Open-air Riverside Festival Live Music Chardonnay Wine & Food Pairing Tasting of 300 wines, cheese, olives, chocolate Family Friendly Picnics & other Food Stalls Now in its sixth year, the Robertson Wine on the River will take place 19 - 21 October 2012. This idyllic open-air wine festival takes place on the banks of the Breede River at the Goudmyn Farm between Robertson and Bonnievale. Just imagine a setting with the river flowing by, vineyards all around, beautiful hills and shading

When: 13th october 2012 Where: diemersfontein wine & country estate Band performing: goodluck, albert frost & gerald clark Ticket Costs: R 320 (of which a contribution of R5 per ticket will be made to Birdlife South Africa) INCLUDES: Entry, goodie bag on arrival, lunch, choc fountain dessert, endless wine on tap , live music bands and games. R 750 - INCLUDES: Entry, goodie bag on arrival, lunch, choc fountain dessert, endless wine on tap , live music bands, games

The Cape Town Diwali Festival has lived up to the vision of bringing all people to one venue to celebrate the love and joy of the festival of Deepavali. This year we are bringing out all the stops so that you leave the festival with a memory of a lifetime. We will engulf you in the elements of earth, wind, fire and water. Earth, get in touch with your roots, your culture. Wind, be enveloped and swept away by the entertainment on offer. Fire, set your soul alight with the spirit of Diwali and Water, allow the light of Diwali to flow in your blood and dance in your veins bringing all streams to one ocean. One Ocean! One Festival! The Cape Town Diwali Festival! Cost: Tickets available through Computicket. Contact: Lerisha Mudaliar or Thev Pather 083 415 158 http://capetowndiwalifestival.co.za

SPRING TO ATTENTION KIRSTENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDEN Spring is the most colourful time of year at Kirstenbosch. It falls in the months of September and October, although spring has an early start in the Cape and many species start flowering in August. The weather, although changeable with rain still likely, is mostly warm and sunny. The Namaqualand daisies and Vygies carpet large areas of the Garden, and the spring bulbs and many fynbos plants are in flower at this time of the year. Namaqualand daisies in all colours of the rainbow, dance in the breeze and follow the sun with open faces. You will see Ursinia (yellow, orange), Dimorphotheca (white, orange), Felicia (blue), Arctotis (orange, cream, red, bronze), Senecio (purple, white) and Gazania (yellow, orange). Look closer to see many other annuals like the bokbaaivygies (Dorotheanthusbellidiformis) and the blue flax (Heliophilacoronopifolia) in amongst the daisies.

see the cool elegant arum lilies (Zantedeschiaaethiopica) and tall spikes of watsonias in the garden. To see the amazing variety and the beautiful shapes and colours of the Cape bulbs, including Moraea, Babiana, Sparaxis and Lachenalia, visit the Kay Bergh Bulb House in the Botanical Society Conservatory, where they are on display, safe from the ever hungry porcupines. Many fynbos plants are in flower, and this is an excellent time to see the pincushions (Leucospermumspp.) which enliven the Protea Garden with bright oranges, yellows, peach and red, some keeping going into early summer. You will also see many conebushes, (Leucadendron spp.), and proteas (Protea spp.) and a wide variety of other fynbos shrubs in flower.

Vygies (pronounced fay-gh-ease) transform into a kaleidoscope of iridescent colour: brilliant pinks, purple, magenta, yellow and white – just about every colour but blue. You can’t miss the bright oranges and yellows of Lampranthusaureus, yellows and reds of Drosanthemumspeciosumor the purples and pinks of Lampranthusroseus. Many bulbs flower in the spring. You are sure to

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DIN ASIAN BUKHARA

TAIWAN CITY

A: 33 Church Str. T: 021 424 0000 www.bukhara.com

A: Shop 421, Canal Walk Century City T: 021 555 3081

EASTERN FOOD BAZAAR

TAKUMI

A: The Wellington Darling Street T: 021 461 2458 www.easternfoodbazaar. co.za

HAIKU A: 58 Burg Street T: 021 424 7000 www.bukhara.com

A: 3 Park Road, Gardens T: 021 424 8879 On Facebook

RG’S KABAB MAHAL A: 315 Main Road T: 021 434 0008 / 9 www.dining-out.co.za

WAKAME &WAFU A: 1st and 2nd Floor, Cnr

SOUTH CHINA DIM Surrey Place and Beach SUM BAR Road Mouille Point A:289 Long Street T: 078 846 3656

T: 021 433 2377 www.wakame.co.za

GAME ARNOLD’S RESTAURANT

www.captains-table.co.za

FRANCOIS RESTAURANT

A: 60 Kloof Street T: 021 424 4344

A: Aquila Game Lodge T: 021 421 4998 www.aquilasafari.com

A: Cnr Beach & Recreation Road Fish Hoek T: 021 782 3066 www.food24.com/Restaurants.../Restaurants/ Francois-Restaurant

BLACK MARLIN

MAMA AFRICA

A: Main Road, Millers Point, Simons Town T: 021 876 1621 www.blackmarlin.co.za

A: 178 Long Street T: 021 426 1017 www.dining-out.co.za

CAPE MALAY RESTAURANT

A: Cnr Coen Steytler and Heerengracht Road, Foreshore T: 021 418 3366 www.marimbasa.com

BIG 5 SOUTH AFRICAN

A: Hohenort Hotel 93 Brommeryslei Road T: 021 794 2137 www.cellars-hohenort. com/cape-malay

CITY GRILL STEAKHOUSE A: V & A Waterfront T: 021 421 9820 www.citygrill.co.za

MARIMBA

THEO’S GRILL A: 163 Beach Road Mouille Point T: 021 439 3494 www.dining-out.co.za

WESTCOAST OSTRICH FARM

CAPTAIN’S TALE & A: Westcoast Ostrich TWO & SIXPENCE Ranch, Van Schoorsdrif Rd, Philadelphia off N7 PUB A: 88 St George’s Street T: 021 786 1371

T: 021 972 1955 www.ostrichranch.co.za

GRILLS 1800

www.carne-sa.com

A: The Cape Royal, 47 Main Rd T: 021 430 0506 www.18hundreddegrees. com

GRAND CAFÉ & BEACH

& UNION

SAINTS BURGER JOINT

A: 110 Bree Street T: 021 422 2770

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A: Granger Bay Rd, off Beach RdT: 021 425 0551 www.thegrand.co.za

A: 84 Kloof Street


NING www.wininganddining. co.za/western-cape/capetown/city-bowl/-union

T: 021 424 0030

SQUIRES

A: 1- 4 Strand Street Woodstock T: 021 447 2133

A: The District, Grand West Casino T: 021 534 9194 On Facebook

BRAZA

THE HUSSAR GRILL

A: Canal Walk Shopping Center T: 021 555 0335

A: 107A, Main Road, Green Point T: 021 433 2081 www.dining-out.co.za

AMADODA BRAAI

CARNE- SA A: 70 Keerom Street T: 021 424 3460

INTERNATIONAL 96 WINERY ROAD RESTAURANT A: Winery Road off R44 Zanberg farm T: 021 842 2020 www.96wineryroad.co.za

BLUES RESTAURANT A: The Promenade, Victoria Road Camps Bay T: 021 438 2040 www.blues.co.za

DE VOLKSKOMBUIS A: An de Wagenweg Stellenbosch T: 021 887 2121 www.volkskombuis.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

MANO’S A: 39 Main Road T: 021 434 1090 www.mano.co.za

MON PLAISIR A: At Chamonix Wine Farm Uitkyk Street T: 021 876 2393 www.monplaisir.co.za

REUBEN’S A: Oude Stallen 19 Huguenot Road T: 021 876 3772 www.reubens.co.za

THE ROUNDHOUSE A: Kloof Road T: 021 438 4347 www.theroundhouserestaurant.co.za

MEDITERRANEAN 95 KEEROM

POSTICINO

A: 95 Keerom Street T: 021 422 0765 www.95keerom.com

A: Cnr Main & Albany Roads, Sea Point T: 021 439 4014 / 3964 www.posticino.co.za

BIESMIELLAH A: 021 423 0850 T: Wale & Pentz Street www.biesmiellah.co.za

IL LEONE MASTRANTONIO A: 22 Cobern Street, Green Point T: 021 421 0071 www.mastrantonio.com

ROCCA A: Cape Quarter, 27 Somerset Rd, Green Point T: 021 418 8000

TASCA RESTAURANT A: Shop 154, V&A Waterfront T: 021 438 1213 www.tascadebelem.co.za

LA PERLA

VALORA

A: Cnr Church & Beach Roads, Sea Point T: 021 434 2471 www.laperla.co.za

A: Corner of Loop & Hout Street T: 021 426 1001 www.valora.co.za

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DINING SEAFOOD BAIA

PANAMA JACKS

A: V&A Waterfront T: 021 421 0935 www.baiarestaurant. co.za

A: Quay 500, Cape Town Harbour T: 021 447 3992 www.panamajacks.net

BLOWFISH RESTAURANT

PARANGA A: Shop 1, The Promenade, Victoria Road Camps Bay T: 021438 0404 www.paranga.co.za

A: 1 MARINE Dr. Dolphin Beach, Tableview T: 021 556 5456 www.blowfishrestaurant. PIGALLE co.za A: 57 A Somerset Road

CODFATHER A: 34 The Dr. Camps Bay T: 021 438 0782 www.dining-out.co.za

DUNES A: 1 Beach Road T: 021 790 1876 www.dunesrestaurant.co.za

OCEAN BLUE A: Shop 3, The Promenade Victoria Road Camps Bay T: 021 438 9838 / 9 www.dining-out.co.za

Green Point T: 021 421 4848 www.pigallerestaurants. co.za

SOUTHPOLE A: Ocean Square, Sunset Beach T: 021 551 5752 www.southpolerestaurant. co.za

THE LOOKOUT DECK A: Harbour Road T: 021 790 0900 www.thelookoutdeck.co.za

TAPAS BLAKES BAR & LOUNGE A: 189 Buitengracht Str T: 072 451 5356 021 422 4747 www.blakesbar.co.za

FRENCH TOAST A: 199 Bree Street T: 021 422 4084 www.frenschtoastwine. com

FORK A: 84 Long Street T: 021 424 6334 www.fork-restaurant. co.za

GIOVANNI’S A: 103 Main Road, Green Point T: 021 434 6893

www.giovannisrestaurant.com

LA BRUXIA A: 341 Main Road, Sea Point T: 021 434 8794 www.labohembistro. co.za

MYKONOS TAVERNA A: 343 Main Rd,Sea point T: 021 439 2106

SALERO A: Shop No 7216, Upper Level, V & A Waterfront T: 021 421 1916 www.waterfront.co.za/ eat/eatcontent/Pages/ Salero.aspx

A TASTE OF AFRICA ADDIS IN CAPE - Ethopian A: 41 Church Street www.addisincape.co.za

T: 021 424 5722

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

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GOLD

THE TEST KITCHEN

GOLD Restaurant is a vibrant, eclectic Pan-African experience GOLD of Africa Museum A: 15 Bennett street, Greenpoint T: 021 421 4653 www.goldrestaurant.co.za

Cuisine: Innovative creations by Luke Dale-Roberts Open: Lunch & Dinner - Tuesday to Saturday, A: The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodsto ck T: 021 447 2337 http://thetestkitchen.co.za

THE CAPE MALAY RESTAURANT

BIZERCA BISTRO

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

Cuisine: A marriage of traditional French classics with the own authentic style of Cyrillia and Laurent Deslandes. Open: Lunch & Dinner -Monday to Friday A: Jetty Street, Forshore T: 021 418 0001 NOBU & REUBEN’S restaurants at the One & only Hotel are listed farther ahead

LELAPA Traditional Township restaurant in Langa A: 49 Harlem Avenue, Langa T: 021 694 2681 www.theunlimitedletsgo.co.za

HALAAL

IKHAYA Ikhaya African Restaurant offers a memorable celebration of fine food and resplendent surroundings A: V&A Waterfront T: 021 418 3728 www.ikhaya.co.za

BIHARI - Indian

MAMMA AFRICA

DAAWAT

A place of African Food, African Music & African Happiness A: 178 Long Street T: 021 426 1017 www.mamaafricarest.net

The authentic Pakistani Restaurant A: Dockside Building, Buitengracht & 31 Machu Street T: 021 421 9017 www.daawat.co.za RAASOIE - Indian A: 115 Kloof Street Gardens T: 021 423 1777 www.dining-out.co.za

MARCO’S AFRICAN PLACE Indigenous African & Cape Malay Cuisine A: 15 Rose Lane Bo-Kaap, Cape Town T: 021 423 5412 www.marcosafricanplace.co.za MOYO Sophisticated African experience A: Eden on the Bay Shopping Centre Bloubergstra nd T: 021 554 9671 / 2 www.moyo.co.za

MOYO KIRSTENBOSCH T: 021 762 9585

NOON GUN TEA ROOM & RESTAURANT - Aromatic, Spicy, traditional Cape Malay food.Strikly Halaal A: 273 Longmarket St. Signal Hill, Bo- Kaap T: 021 424 0529 www.noonguntearoom.co.za

NYONIS KRAAL

Traditional African, Eastern and European flavours, recipes and cultures together A: 98 Long Street T: 021 422 0529 / 0525 www.nyoniskraal.co.za

ROOTIS CAPE MALAY Authentic Cape Malay Farefully halaal A: Clock Tower Centre,Waterfront T: 021 425 8810

CHEF RESTAURANTS 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 a distinctly Mediterranean flair by Henry Vigar Open: Dinner - Monday to Sunday, Lunch - Friday to Sunday A: 78 Regent Roa, Sea Point T: 021 433 0856 http://lamouette-restaurant.co.za

A: Paddock Shopping Centre Milnerton T: 021 522 9894 www.bihari.co.za

SIMPLY ASIA A: V & A Waterfront / Heritage Square (CBD) T: 021 425 5555 www.simplyasia.co.za ANATOLI– Turkish Restaurant A: 24 Napier Street Greenpoint T: 021 419 2501 www.anatoli.co.za

EASTERN FOOD BAZAAR A: 96 Longmarket Street T: 021 461 2458 www.easternfoodbazaar.co.za OCEAN BASKET –Seafood A: Cnr Main and Gabriel Road, Plumstead T: 021 761 0765 (All of Ocean basket food in all the branches is strictly Halaal) www.oceanbasket.com

HIDDEN TREASURES

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ape 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.

CBD 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


DINING A: the Peninsula Hotel www.peninsula.co.za

T: 021 430 7777

www.africanpridehotels.com TWANKEY BAR

A: One & Only Hotel

Cuisine: Oyster & Champagne Bar A: The Taj, CBD T: 021 819 2000

Cuisine: The creative menu of Reuben Riffel

TOP OF THE RITZ

A: One & Only Hotel

THIRTY 7 Cuisine:Contemporary

CLIPPER RESTAURANT

Cuisine: European Kitchen with a South African taste on a 360° revolving platform. A: Ritz Hotel T: 021 439 6988 www.ritzrestarants.co.za

T: 021 431 5111

REUBEN’S T: 021 431 5222

THE PEPPER CLUB

Cuisine: Seafood Delicacies A: The Commodore Hotel www.commodorehotel.co.za

Cuisine: Continental

QUARTER RESTAURANT

A: The Pepper Club Luxury Hotel & Spa, T: 021 438 3174 www.pepperclub.co.za

Cuisine: Fine Dining in the Cape Malay tradition

A: Westin Grand Arabella Quays T: 021 412 9999

A: The Portswood Hotel

T: 021 415 1000

WINE BARS T: 021 418 3281

TOBAGO’S RESTAURANT

GREEN POINT

Cuisine: International

CONNEXION

A: Radisson Blu, Granger Bay

Cuisine: A Tapas styled meu and an extensive wine by the glass list. A: Protea Hotel, Victoria Junction T: 021 418 1234

THE ATLANTIC GRILL

T: 021 441 3000

Cuisine: International A: The Table Bay Hotel

T: 021 406 5918

OYO

V& A WATERFRONT

Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean

BASCULE WHISKEY,WINE & COCKTAIL

A: Victoria & Alfred Hotel T: 021 419 6677 www.newmarkhotels.com/newmark/oyo/

Cuisine: International A: Cape Grace Hotel T: 021 410 7100 www.capegrace.com/dining/bascule

SEA POINT

SIGNAL RESTAURANT

Cuisine: Simple, Approachable, honest food

Cuisine: Creative Cape Cuisine A: Cape Grace Hotel T: 021 410 7080 www.capegrace.com/dining/signal_restaurant

A: Ambassador Hotel, Bantry Bay T: 021 439 7258 www.newmarkhotels.com/newmark/salt/

NOBU

Cuisine: International, Cape Malay evenings on Wednesday & Espetada special on Thursdays.

Cuisine: Sublime Japanese Cuisine

SALT RESTAURANT & BAR

SUNSET RESTAURANT

BELTHAZAR RESTAURANT& WINE BAR A: V&A Waterfront T: 021 421 3753 www.belthazar.co.za

GORGEOUS BY GRAHAM BECK

BAR& RESTAURANT A: Cape Quarter Extension, Piazza Level, 27 Somerset Road De Waterkant T: 021 418 6293 www.thecrucafe.com

Bubbly bar - A: Steenberg Estate, Tokai Rd, Constantia T: 021 713 7177 www.gorgeosbygrahambeck.com

FRENCH TOAST

CHENIN RESTAURANT WINE BAR

LA BOHEME WINE BAR & BISTRO

A: Heritage Square, 92 Bree Str T: 021 422 1367 www.thenose.co.za

A: 341 Main Rd, Sea Point T: 021 434 8717 www.labohembistro. co.za

CRU CAFÉ WINE

Wine & Tapas Bar A: 199 Bree Str. T: 021 422 3839 www.frenchtoastwine. com

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F O T AN TH R N AU MO T S E RE TH

Peddlars on the Bend is without a doubt one of the best known landmarks in Constantia. Having recently celebrated its 19th birthday, it is fortunate to have built up a substantial following of loyal customers. Like a good wine, Peddlars has matured well over the years and for many tourists (whether from up-country or overseas), a day in Constantia would not be complete without a visit to this popular establishment. Peddlars has a unique ambience and, with versatile seating and dining in the restaurant, bar and garden, is perfectly positioned to cater for all tastes. To make your reservation for end of year functions and corporate functions, contact Natasha on: Tel: 021 794 7747 Fax: 021 794 2730 SMS the word Peddlars to 34007 and we will call you back! Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia. Email: peddlars@mweb.co.za Website: www.dining-out.co.za


MUSEUMS HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT 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 Cape Town Tel: 021 403 2266 Houses of Parliament - Cape Town on the web: http://www.parliament.gov.za/

the game in South Africa. With items dating back to 1891 the museum is a must for any sports fan visiting Cape Town. Take a trip down memory lane; listen to some old radio commentaries; follow the path to unity in South African Rugby and the emergence of the South African Rugby Football Union out of the four previous administration bodies. This museum is a fitting tribute to all South African rugby players, administrators and supporters. Tours are scheduled by arrangement from Monday to Friday, between 09h00 and 16h00. Only groups will be accommodated on Saturdays and Public Holidays. No tours will take place on match days. T : 021 686 2150 http://www.newlandstours.co.za

GOLD OF AFRICA 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. Opening Times: 09:30 - 17:00 T: 021 405 1540

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 http://www.sajewishmuseum.co.za

THE SOUTH AFRICAN RUGBY MUSEUM Situated a touch kick away from Newlands Rugby Stadium, the SA Rugby Museum offers an exciting and thought-provoking insight into the history of

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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

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

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


IZIKO MICHAELIS COLLECTION Mon-Sat: 10h00-17h00 Closed on Sundays, Workers Day and Christmas Day Entrance Fees: Adults R10; Free to 18 and under; Students R5 and SA Pensioners R5 T 021 481 3933 info@iziko.org.za http://www.iziko.org.za/michaelis The Iziko Michaelis Collection is housed in Cape Town’s historic Old Town House (1755). This famous collection of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings is the most significant of its kind outside of Europe and America.

IZIKO PLANETARIUM Open daily from 10am – 5pm (Except Workers and Christmas Day) Entrance Fee: Adults R25; Adult chaperones must also pay R25; Children R10; Students and SA Pensioners R10 Planetarium – T 021 481 3900 info@iziko.org.za http://www.iziko.org.za/planetarium The Iziko Planetarium is located at ISAM and is a celestial theatre in the round. The Minolta star machine and multiple projectors recreate the night sky and transport the audience through the wonders of the universe.

IZIKO SLAVE LODGE Mon-Sat: 10h00-17h00 Closed on Sundays, Workers Day and Christmas Day Adults R20; Free to 18 and under; Students and SA Pensioners R10 T 021 467 7229 info@iziko.org.za http://www.iziko.org.za/slavelodge The Iziko Slave Lodge Museum is a space that connects us to our slave roots and raises awareness of issues of human rights, equality and justice. Trace your roots, find the name of your slave ancestors on the ‘wall of remembrance’ and see exhibitions depicting the history and legacy of slavery at the Cape as well as the struggle against apartheid.

IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL GALLERY Open Daily: 10h00-17h00 Closed on Workers Day and Christmas Day Entrance Fee: Adults R20; Free to 18 and under; Students R10, SA Pensioners R10 T 021 481 3970 info@iziko.org.za http://www.iziko.org.za/sang The Iziko South African National Gallery, located in the Company’s Garden, is regarded as a premier art site by members of the arts world, general visitors, tourists and locals. It has grown to become one of international stature with wonderful examples of South African, African and Western European art. Art lovers are invited to explore the intriguing photographic and art exhibitions.

IZIKO CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE Open Daily: 09h00 – 16h00 Closed: Christmas Day & New Years Day Entrance Fees: Monday—Saturday: Adults R28; SA Pensioners R15; Students and Children (5-16) R12; Booked school groups R5 and children under 5: Free; Sunday: Adults R20; SA Pensioners R10; Students and Children (5-16) R5; Children under 5: Free T 021 481 7223 info@iziko.org.za http://www.iziko.org.za/castle/about.html The Castle of Good Hope was built as the headquarters of the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC) in 1666. It is the oldest building in Cape Town and home to the historical paintings and furnishings of the Iziko William Fehr Collection.

IZIKO BO-KAAP MUSEUM Open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 5pm (Closed: Workers, Christmas Day, Eid –ul-Fitr, Eidul-Adha and 2 January)Entrance Fee: R10 Adults R5 (seniors and students with SA ID) Children 16 and under Free T 021 481 3938 info@iziko.org.za http://www.iziko.org.za/bokaap/visitor.html A visit to the Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum promises to be a unique and memorable Cape experience. The exhibitions: Who built Cape Town?, Mapping Bo-Kaap: History memories and spaces, Patterns of Beauty and New Year Carnival, Die Alabama showcase artefacts, contemporary and historic photographs and art, reflective of this historically rich and vibrant area.


WILDLIFE ALL YEAR R OSTRICH FARMING History reveals that ostrich chicks were traded by the original Khoi inhabitants with the Dutch Settlers in 1652 and exported from Cape Town to Batavia (now Indonesia) in 1656. There were also exports to India and the Emperor of Japan in 1658. The first documented ostrich farm was established in the centre of Cape Town in 1679.

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.

The ostrich is the world’s largest living bird, averaging 2m (6.5ft) in height and weighing up to 156kg (344lb).

SHARK CAGE DIVING

BIG 5 SAFARI

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.

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.

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).

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. 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.

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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 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.

African Big Five Game Species: African bush elephant (Loxodontaafricana): The African 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. 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, thickskinned herbivore having one or two upright horns on the nasal bridge. Rhinoceros may refer to either black or white rhinoceros.

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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.

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. 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. 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

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, rang-


ROUND ing 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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ON STAGE MICHAEL JACKSON HISTORY SHOW This show offers an opportunity for Jackson fans to witness a concert they may never have experienced in their lifetime, and to relive memories they were lucky enough to have made. Hit after hit tells the story of one of the greatest pop icons the world has ever known. In all, HIStory features over twenty songs performed live by Kenny Wizz, the celebrated performer direct from Las Vegas, who’s dubbed the world’s No 1 Michael Jackson impersonator, backed by an amazing band and the’ ‘This is It’ dancers. Artscape, 10-28 Oct, Tickets R125-R290 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket. mobi. Family packages on Wednesday and Thursdays only: Minimum of 4 tickets, maximum of 6 tickets. R290 tickets sell for R240 & R240 tickets sell for R190

THE SYSTEM - A NEW SOUTH AFRICAN DRAMA SHOWCASE (part of Artscape spring drama season) A policeman is accused of shooting an unarmed, innocent bystander. The inquest that follows reveals not only the cracks in his psyche, but those in the “system” he risks his life for. Artscape, 26-27 Oct, Tickets R30 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket.mobi.

CHAMP (part of Artscape spring drama season) Three out-of-work actors are scraping the bottom of the barrel working as Giant Teddy Bears at a shopping mall over the season. After a run-in with a particularly vicious five-year-old, the young bucks are forced to face up to the question: who is a

mouse and who is a man? Artscape, 4-20 Oct, Tickets R50- R85 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket.mobi.

THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS “One of these mornin’s you goin’ to rise up singin’, then you’ll spread yo’ wings an’ you’ll take the sky’ CTO’s smash-hit production of Porgy and Bess, a massive popular and critical success in the UK, comes to Cape Town. Unveiled in 2009, the production had British critics reaching for superlatives, praising the company’s “fierce energy” (The Telegraph), “collective fervour” (The Independent), “the magnificence of the soloists” (The Spectator) and the “vivacious staging” (The Times).

In 2007 Rothko committed suicide. He was sixtysix. Written by John Logan, screenwriter for the Oscar-winning films Gladiator, The Aviator, Rango and Hugo. Starring Michael Richard, with Jeremy Richard. Directed by Steven Stead, director of CABARET. Theatre on the bay, 24 Oct- 3 Nov, Tickets R900R150 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www. computicket.mobi.

BAXTER DANCE FESTIVAL While the highlights of this American folk opera by George and Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward (including the songs ‘Summertime’, ‘Bess, you is my woman now’ and ‘It ain’t necessarily so’) have been embraced by singers from many genres since the piece was first heard in 1935, it took some time (along with countless revisions and adaptations) before the piece took its rightful place in the international operatic canon.

The Baxter Dance Festival aims to provide emerging and established choreographers and dance companies with an opportunity to present their work. See work by established professionals as well as by exciting up-and-coming dance practitioners. Baxter Theatre, 4- 13 Oct, Tickets R30-R80 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket. mobi.

SIV NGESI PRESENTS: RACE CARD Christine Crouse’s passionate, vibrant and highly detailed staging, set in Soweto in the 1970s, sheds an entirely new light on the piece, against Michael Mitchell’s haunting set of ramshackle buildings, abandoned billboards and fences cutting into a brooding sky. Live music by Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. Artscape, 29 Sep, 4 & 6 Oct, Tickets R100- R250 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket.mobi.

NIGHT & DAY – COLE PORTER IN DANCE The ageless appeal of the music of Cole Porter is interpreted in dance, bringing to life the melodies and characters that are misted in the nostalgia of the 1940’s and 1950’s, when Porter was the master of the musicals. Artscape, 26 Oct- 3 Nov, Tickets R110- R130 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket. mobi.

RED This thrilling play explores the turbulent creative process of famous 20th Century American artist, Mark Rothko.Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Rothko struggles to accept his growing riches and praise, which become his ultimate undoing. The audience is witness not only to his passionate and challenging discussion of making art, but also to its actual making – the action of stretching and priming canvasses and the visceral thrill of painting itself. Rothko insisted that he was not an abstractionist and that such a description was as inaccurate as labeling him a great colorist. His interest was “only in expressing basic human emotions – tragedy, ecstasy, doom and so on. And the fact that a lot of people break down and cry when confronted with my pictures shows that I

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can communicate those basic human emotions. The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them. And if you, as you say, are moved only by their colour relationship, then you miss the point.”

Fresh from rave reviews and sold-out shows at the National Arts festival, Siv Ngesi, the knockout star of the hit comedy Dekaf , is back with his brandnew hit show, Race Card. Based on the bestselling book The Racist’s Guide To The People Of South Africa, Siv pokes at all the wacky truths and quirks of the colourful people of South Africa with a very big stick. Guaranteed to leave you laughing long after you’ve left the theatre. Baxter Theatre, 1- 13 Oct, Tickets R80-R100 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket. mobi.

TREVOR NOAH – THAT’S RACIST Watch out, South Africa! Trevor Noah is back for a whirlwind tour of home and he’s going to be rubbing our noses in the many faces of racism in his new one-man show, That’s Racist. The award-winning comedian returns from a triumphant tour of the US with new energy and a show that promises to bolster his reputation as the one guy who can take South African comedy to the world. Baxter Theatre, 15-28 Oct, Tickets R180 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket. mobi.

AN AUDIENCE WITH PIETER-DIRK EISH! For three weeks in November on the road to Mangaung, come to the Baxter Theatre and meet the South Africans who will help us laugh at our fear of an uncharted future. Pieter-Dirk Uys ends your year with a celebration of free speech, an orgy of laughing at sacred cows, an embrace of being in a relatively healthy young democracy. Come and enjoy it all while it lasts. A different show each night, depending on the choices of the audience, might force future thought-police to buy tickets for each show, just in case a state secret is let out of a box! Baxter Theatre, 29 Oct- 17 Nov, Tickets R100R140 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www. computicket.mobi.


TOURISM NEWS Capetonian elected to leadership of global body for sustainable tourism Capetonian Heidi van der Watt, founding member of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism – South Africa, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The GSTC is aimed at harnessing the power of tourism to grow local economies in ways that have more local people sharing in the economic benefits of tourism, and to better take care of natural resources, local people and cultures of destinations. The mandate of the GSTC ties in with the City of Cape Town’s sustained Responsible Tourism initiatives. Defined as ‘tourism that creates better places for people to live and better places to visit’, Responsible Tourism focuses on involving local people in decisions that affect their lives. This minimises the negative economic, environmental and social impacts of tourism, and encourages respect between tourists and hosts. “We understand that for Cape Town to be a great place to visit, it must first be a great place to live in. Fortunately, Cape Town has a good cluster of tourism businesses doing exemplary work for people, planet and profit. I would really like to put the sustainability stories of individual tourism businesses in our city on the world stage,” said van der Watt. “The election of Ms. van der Watt is great news for Cape Town. It is further proof of Cape Town’s leadership with regards to responsible and sustainability-focused tourism. Not to speak of incredible access to information, know-how and global marketing channels,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Mar-

keting, Councillor Grant Pascoe. Source: SA - the Good News

SA tourism looks to emerging markets South Africa’s tourism sector is looking to emerging markets to boost arrivals and drive growth, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau, China on Monday. The sector will focus specifically on attracting visitors from its BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India and China) partners as traditional tourism markets are still suffering the backlash of the global economic crisis. “While Europe stagnates, we in the emergingmarket economies are boosting global tourism flows and outbound spend,” Van Schalkwyk said, “By 2015, the emerging economies are expected to account for 40% of all global departures.” It is predicted that in the next decade, emergingmarket economies will contribute more to global economic growth than developed economies. “This global re-balancing, together with the spread of low-cost airlines, air space liberalisation, the removal of visa requirements and the growing popularity of online bookings, underscores that the extensive BRICS cooperation and partnership on travel and tourism among not only businesses but also governments offers boundless opportunities,” he said. South Africa’s tourism sector contributes 9% to the country’s gross domestic product, with 12-million international arrivals annually. Van Schalkwyk announced that it is the government’s goal to increase this number to 15-million by 2020. “The

new growth will depend heavily on our marketing investment in China, Brazil and India.” China, in particular, represents a growing market for South Africa, with double-digit growth in tourist arrivals in 2011. “When the tourism industry talks about emerging destinations and source markets, Africa is often ignored,” Van Schalkwyk said, “As a destination, the splendour of [the] continent’s natural riches and the warmth of [the] people create many truly unique experiences.” Source: SAinfo reporter

South africans encouraged to take a break South Africa’s National Tourism Month was officially launched this morning at the Getaway Show by Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk. At the Tourism Month 2012 that was launched at The Getaway Show in Johannesburg the message from Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk is clear – South Africans must be encouraged to travel their own country to get a better understanding of the incredible (and affordable) experiences on their doorstep. Van Schalkwyk pointed out that domestic tourism is a major driver of South Africa’s economic growth and contributed R20,2-billion to the national economy last year. ‘When domestic tourism grows, we create a nation of tourism ambassadors who are knowledgeable and speak positively about our destination, who warmly welcome foreign tourists, and are helpful when they meet visitors. Well-travelled locals can easily and confidently recommend to both foreign tourists and fellow South Africans the best places to visit in South Africa for the best local experiences,’ he said. At the launch, the minister announced the release of nearly 2,5-million special offers available to the South African public during September – aimed at making local holidays affordable and accessible. ThulaniNzima, CEO of South African Tourism, is thrilled at the variety of the special offer travel vouchers available to South Africans and said the industry had certainly come to the party in terms of giving substantial discounts on attractions and activities during Tourism Month. In an interview with a local radio station, Nzima said: ‘It’s very important that we encourage South Africans to travel South Africa like tourists in their own country. It is also important that we extend the very same experiences that millions who come to South Africa for, year in and year out. We want to show that South Africa is affordable for them to go to on holiday without having to take a plane and go elsewhere.’

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An additional 4 400 vouchers will be distributed on South African Tourism’s VayaMzansi Facebook page, www.facebook.com/vayamzansi, as part of the organisation’s “VayaMzansi, It’s Here” domestic tourism campaign. Source: South Africa Tourism


OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES QUAD BIKING

RATANGA JUNCTION

Elgin Valley (On the way to Hermanus, from Cape Town on the N2 over Sir Lowry’s pass) Tel: 021 8591989 or 083461 4567 www.uncoverthecape.co.za/extreme/ quad-biking/

Theme Park Century city Tel: 021 550 8504 www.ratanga.co.za

DRAGON BOAT RACING V&A Waterfront Tel: 021 447-2820 or 082 564-6257 www.dragonboat.org.za

ACTION PAINTBALL GAMES

SUNSET CHAMPAGNE CRUISE Shop 5 and Shop 7 on Quay 5 (next to Sevruga Restaurant),V&A Waterfront Tel: 021 418-0134, Mobile: 082 900-8234 www.waterfrontboats.co.za

HOT AIR BALLOON

on The double-decker bus Tel: 021 511-6000 www.citysightseeing.co.za

From Cape Town drive up Kloof Nek Road. At the top you will reach a circle. Turn left into Tafelberg Road and follow the road to the lower cable station. Tel: 021 424-8181/021 424-3792 www.bookcapetown.com/things-to.../ winelands-hot-air-balloon

PARAGLIDING

CYCLING

076 892 2283 www.paraglide.co.za

Shop 10 Overbeek Building on the corner of Kloof, Long & Orange Street Tel: 021 422-0388 www.bookcapetown.com/things-to-do/land/ cycling

Tokai Constantia Tel: 021 790-7603 www.actionpaintball.co.za

CITY SIGHT-SEEING

CAGE DIVING White Shark Project 16 Geelbek Street Kleinbaai Tel: 028 384 1774

AFRIVISTA TOURS BUNGEE JUMPING Bloukrans Bungy: Travelon the N2 from Cape Town,40 km East of Plettenberg Bay Tel: 042 281-1458 www.uncoverthecape.co.za/.../bungy... jumping/index.htm

PUTT-PUTT Beach Road, Sea Point Tel: 021 434-4605

HIKING TRAILS Cape Of Goodhope Lion’s Head Trail Otter Trail Hoerikwaggo Trail www.hikecapetown.co.za

Based in Stellenbosch, specializing in wine tours.We also offer Cape Peninsula Tours, Garden Route trips,Township tours and custom designed tours. www.ukubonaafricatours.co.za

CARIMISSA TOWNSHIP TOURS Join Camissa on a visit to the Townships and be welcomed as a guest into these neighborhoods where you will experience the friendly warmth, vibrancy and vitality of African culture. www.companygardens.nl

UKUBONA AFRICA TOURS MAYNARDVILLE OPEN AIR THEATRE Corner of Church and Wolfe Streets Maynardville, Wynberg Book through Computicket Tel: 083 915 8000 www.maynardville.co.za

SURFING AT GLEN BEACH Tucked away in the corner of upmarket Camps Bay nearest to Sea Point

Ukubona Africa Tours specialises in township tours but also provides tailor-made tours. Some of the most popular tours provided are the City tour, the Peninsula tour, the Cape Point tour, the Winelands tour, the Whale tour and of course the special Township tour where visitors will be taken to Nyanga and be given the opportunity to experience vibrant township life. Call Jasmin: 083 521 3390 jasmin@ukubonaafricatours.co.za

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BAY HARBOUR THE MARKET OF HOUT BAY Open on Friday: 17:00-21:00, Saturday & Sunday: 9:30- 16:00 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay. http://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. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

NOORDHOEK FARM VILLAGE Open 7 days a week: 9:00- 17:00 Noordhoek Main Road, www.noordhoekvillage.co.za Noordhoek Farm Village is situated 30 minutes from Cape Town’s city centre in the tranquil farm atmosphere of Noordhoek. Noordhoek is a treasured Cape Town destination and is famed for it’s long white sandy beach, vast wetlands and an ancient milkwood forest and offers a relaxed unhurried lifestyle for residents and visitors. Noordhoek Farm Village offers 4 recommended restaurants combining fresh ingredients with superb cooking and service. The unique outdoor location offers a friendly environment for diners, leisurely shoppers, travellers, sporting enthusiasts and kids! Tourism information, numerous lifestyle services, events and children’s playground. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

IMHOFF FARM Open 7 days a week: 9:00- 17:00 Kommetjie Road (M65), Kommetjie, 40 mins from Cape Town, www.imhofffarm.co.za Tel: 021 7783 4545, GPS Coordinates:34°08.565'S, 18°21.085'E Enjoy delicious food, meander through old farm buildings housing unique shops, and partake in some of the many activities on offer at this historical Cape farmstead dating back to 1743. Activities for the whole family include horse ride, Snake Park, HiggeldyPiggeldy farmyard,Camel rides, one-on-one workouts, see goats milking and cheeses being made in the Cheese Dairy. Let the kids enjoy the Jungle Gyms and Face Painting, get the adrenalin pumping with a game of Paintball, and experience an unforgettable 4x4/4x2 off-road driving course. Shops in the venue include Souvenirs and Gifts for adults and children, Art Gallery, Crafts and Décor, Clothing and Accessories for adults and children, Fine wines and organic foods and Indigenous plants and herbs.The comprehensive food options contain Blue Water Café, The Pickled Fish, Free Range farm shop, Imhoff Cheeses, Handmade chocolates and the Free Range coffee shop. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

THE VILLAGE MARKET @ CAPE QUARTER Every Sunday: 10:00 – 15:00 27 Somerset Road, Green Point, www.capequarter.co.za European Lifestyle Market that supports local goods and produce, all the while striving to be as organic and environmentally friendly as possible.The Village Market is a centrally located venue with an alfresco vibe – enhanced by an abundance of retail, restaurants and specialty services with secure underground parking. The Market Bar will be serving Boston's Breweries fine craft beer and will also offer the chance to learn more about craft beer and food pairing. These beers will include Naked Mexican, Van Junks Pumpkin Ale, Whale Tale Ale and Johnny Gold Weiss. Wines from different wine estates will also be on offer for market enthusiast to taste, learn and enjoy.

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SEASON OF SAUVIGNON SEASON OF SAUVIGNON CELEBRATES WHITE WINE SEASON WITH A ‘JOL’! Feel like something zesty, crisp and fresh? Get out the sunglasses, straw hats and sandals and head out to the Durbanville Wine Valley, and celebrate the white wine season alfresco style during the 8th annual Season of Sauvignon, held from 6 & 7 October 2012. Firmly established as a delightful family-focused festival, where friends get together for the sauvignon-loving food, great wine and live music in the fresh country air, the week-end long event sees the twelve wine farms in the Durbanville area throw open their cellar doors and vineyards. With Simonsberg as the festival’s official cheese partner, the bliss of good food and wine will be celebrated in a convivial atmosphere and beautiful country surroundings – a mere 20 minutes from the city centre. Some farms require bookings. Please make all your bookings for any of the activities directly with the host farm. PROGRAMME

Atataltydgedacht estate: Take a sentimental tour through the vineyards;indulge in Slow food while listening to serenading inthe background. Socialize while the kids seek scarecrows, saddle a pony and enjoy soft-serves. Bring your own blankets to sit under the trees while sampling the Sauvignon Blanc. 10h00 – 16h00, Entrance free, R20 for tasting including glass, vineyard tours at R30 per person on first – come, first-serve basis. Tel: 021 975 7815

Bloemendal estate: Enjoy "Savvy on Tap‟ in a relaxed picnic atmosphere. There will be entertainment for the children and live music to enjoy. Bring a blanket and pillow to enjoy the lazy afternoon feeling. Festival goers can also participate in wine blending presentations and celebrate the launch of our first Cap Classique! Saturday: 11h00-21h00, Sunday: 11h00-17h00. R150.00: Includes “Savvy on Tap”, goodie bag with roast beef and caramelised onion baguette, mineral water, crackers and tasting glass, entrance, and automatic entry into the competition for a Function at Bon Amis to the Value of R40 000.00. R40.00: Includes a Tasting Glass and entrance with one free Tasting. Tel: 021 976 2682

D'aria estate: Circus de Sauvignon – Jokes and

Blanc 10h00 till sundown. Free entry but booking essential at the restaurant. Tel: 021 558 6280

Diemersdal estate: Diemersdal will use its big lawn to its fullest potential with an array of food stalls to everybody's taste, the famous Chip-In Challenge, great music to relax and tap your feet to, pony rides, jumping castles, cork spittin' and one or two surprises. Let's not forget the wine! The very successful 2012 vintage Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Rosé will be available in abundance together with the rest of the excellent Diemersdal range. Food stalls will include country cuisine, pizza, sushi, chip-twisters and cheese platters etc. The play area will be supervised. 11h00 – 18h00. R60 per adult, R20 per child. Tel: 021 976 3361

Durbanville Hills estate: Enjoy new releases of Sauvignon Blanc while living it up with live music. Early birds can enjoy coffee, tea, freshly baked muffins and more. Among other food offerings, enjoy our oyster and sushi bar, foot-long boerewors rolls with all the trimmings, and cheese boards. (Picnics available –these must be pre-booked). The Cape Wine Academy will be hosting a variety of free tutored tastings throughout the weekend; please contact Simone Brown for more information. Kid's Corner: jumping castle, face painting, stencilart, sand art and giant twister. RUGBY: The SA vs NZ test will be shown in the barrelcellar from 17h00 on Saturday, 6 Oct. Fill your winebottle from our barrels and enjoy boerewors rolls ornachos. Scooter Angels will be at the cellar, to offer a safedrive home for those guests wishing to make use oftheir services. Saturday: 10h00 – 18h00 (rugby shown till 20h00), Sunday: 10h00 to 17h00. Free Entry. Tel: 021 558 1300. Phizante Kraal: Join us for having an awesome day with friends and family, while sipping on lovely Durbanville Sauvignon Blanc’s! Live Music and warm welcomes all round. 11h00 - 16h00. Entrance fee R50. Hillcrest estate: celebrate Season of Sauvignon in true American style @ The Quarry. We will kick off Saturday with old school American Rock. Sunday we are mellowing down New Orleans style with the cool sound of The Blues. Food stalls both days, Gourmet Burgers & Gourmet Hot Dogs, Cheese platters, Hillcrest Olives, Panini‟sand others.

For the kids there will be face painting & jumping castle. 11h00 – 17h00. R20.00 Entrance fee, Kids under 12 Free OR R40.00 Entrance fee including your wine tasting&glass. Tel: 021 976 1110

Klein Roosboom estate: Loads of entertainment for both adults and children. Food stalls include Flame-Grilled dishes – prawns,calamari, burgers and espetadas by Café Ruby. Sweet and savoury pancakes, cheese platters, Candy Floss and a Cupcake stations with slush puppies will also be available – the kids will love this! For the kids: Bubble ball, our giant sandpit, sand art and face painting. Live music by Adrenalin (Sunday) and Nico & Fran (Saturday) Saturday 11h00 – 17h00, Sunday 11h00 – 16h00. R50 per adult including wine glass and bandana, children free. Tel: 076 371 0609

Meerandal estate: Enjoy Saturday's Farmers Market with live entertainment to get you in the mood. Tutored tastings with Cellar master Liza Goodwin and Meerendal marketing manager and wine fundi Bennie Howard. They will showcase how well Meerendal and Durbanville Sauvignons can age. (Overseas wines will be included as well). Tutored tastings are free of charge. Sunday is all about seafood, with a West Coast Buffet including crayfish, mussels, snoek and more. Sauvignon Blanc will be served on tap to match the food. Saturday: 09h00 - 17h00, Sunday: 09h00 – 17h00. Free entry. West Coast Braai on Sunday R195 pp & ½ price for kids under 10. Tel: 021 975 1655

Nitida estate: Nitida invites visitors to lap up their tranquil farm, next to the dam, in the courtyard or under their Bedou intent. Andre Siebert performs on Saturday and Wayne Pauli on Sunday. Come Sing, sway and sip the weekend away while your glass gets refilled. Tables at Nitida offers entertainment for the whole family with easy listening live jazz music, food, wine and beverage stalls. Picnic baskets available, fun activities for kids. Restaurant offering normal service with black board special. For the kids: a jumping castle with canoes on the Dam. 11h00 – 16h00, Tables open 9h00- 17h00. No Entrance Fee. Tel: 021 976 0640

giggles complimented with D‟Aria‟s Sauvignon Blanc 2012 vintage. Have fun and experiment this grape varietal indifferent forms with our funky outside Sauvignon Blanc cocktail bar, and various exciting food stalls while your feet dance to LIVE music. Saturday: 11h00 – 20h00, Sunday: 11h00 – 18h00.R20pp entrance fee. Tel: 021 801 6772

De Grendel estate: Educational food & wine expriences.Interactive stations – make your own mozzarella, sow&grow, chocolate world, bread baking, sensorystation, come meet our farm animals & think green –recycling. Food stalls - oyster bar, teppanyaki grill and many more yummy treats for old and young. In the restaurant – flights of food with Sauvignon

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KIDZ ZONE TYGERBERG ZOO

The only zoo in the Western Cape Province is spread over 24 hectares and specialize mainly in the breeding of rare, endangered and seldom seen wildlife. They have approximately 150 enclosures that vary in size from large Antelope camps to small Avaries. Their largest hoofstock species are Zebra. They specialize in mini antelope, including red and blue duiker, suni and grysbok. They have a large collection of primates, comprising of 22 species, ranging in size from marmosets to chimpanzees. Exit 39 of N1 towards Klipheuwel www.tygerbergzoo.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

COOL RUNNINGS

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, a mere 25km’s from the centre of Cape Town. 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 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. Every holiday brings a new, specially designed entertainment schedule that I sure to offer a refresh take of this well-known attraction. 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

INTAKA ISLAND This majestic 16ha wetland and bird sanctuary is situated in the heart of Century City approximately 7km from Cape Town’s CBD, just North of the N1 highway. Intaka - which means bird in Xhosa, is a unique example of nature conservation and property development co-existing in harmony and for mutual benefit. It offers sprawling wetlands, cacophony of rare and popular birds and exquisite

flora. Activities include self-guided or guided trail, bird watching, photography, the century city ferry and boating for canoeists, rowers and dragon boat paddlers along the 8km of protected navigable canals - however, no motorized boats allowed. Please http://intaka.co.za

BUTTERFLY WORLD 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

WORLD OF BIRDS & MONKEY JUNGLE World of Birds is the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the World. Over 3 000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are uniquely presented in more than 100 spacious landscaped walk through aviaries, allowing you the most intimate closeness with nature. A tropical garden setting in the Hout Bay Valley is the environment in which the aviaries are spaced over 4 ha of land, framed by the back of Table Mountain. A paradise for nature lovers and photographers, the World of Birds is one of Cape Town’s premier tourist attractions which no visitor should miss. The mammals’ inhabitants in the park include Baboons, Meerkats, Monkeys, Marmosets, Tamarins, Squirrels, Mongooses, Foxes, Genets, Racoons, Guineapigs and Porcupines. Open: 9:00 – 17:00, 365 days of the year. The Monkey Jungle is open from 11:30 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 15:30. www.worldofbirds.org.za

CAPE TOWN SCIENCE CENTRE 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. 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. Remember to take a breather and enjoy refreshments from the SciCafe. Kiddiwinks joins our world in December. Kiddiwinks is all about LEGO and will offer workshops and activities for children and adults, ranging from a Free Build for all too specialised robotics workshops for teens and team building for adults. Open: Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 16:30, Sundays & Public Holidays 10:00 - 16:30 www.ctsc.org.za

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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) MonSun: 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

TABLE MOUNTAIN

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

BOULDERS BEACH 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.

ROBBEN ISLAND

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 Tel: 021 418 3823

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

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 WINELANDS WINE REGIONS OF SOUTH AFRICA

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

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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

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WHAT TO SEE AT THE WINELANDS 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. Operating Hours: Winter: Apr – Sept: 07:00 17:00, Summer: Oct – March: 06:00 - 18:00 www.sanparks.org

P.S. Baboons in the parking lot are not a rare picture as one might think.

Get the summer season into full swing and head off to the picturesque Breedekloof Valley over the weekend of 12 to 14 October for the annual Breedekloof Outdoor & Wine Festival. Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the area is renowned for producing excellent wine as well as breathtaking views and promises visitors a weekend of fun for young and old. Sip, sample and savour wines from the wineries in the area which include Rawsonville, Slanghoek, Goudini and the Breede River areas. Stock up for the festive season with special offers at the farms, or make the most of the weekend as you enjoy live entertainment and family-friendly activities on offer at select farms. A wide selection of kiddies’ activities will be available which include pony rides, sand art, magic shows, jumping castles and tractor rides. Outdoor enthusiasts can look forward to two of the popular events taking place again this year, being the mountain bike race and a tagged fishing competition. A festival highlight, the Slanghoek Cellar Mountain-to-Mountain Mountain Bike Classic will take place on Saturday, 13 October and includes a 13km, 33km and 60km route. Participants can enter at the cellar on the morning of the race or pre-book via www.onlines.co.za. For a more relaxed outdoor activity Merwida Winery will be hosting the popular tagged fishing competition, which offers a cash prize for the first tagged fish caught. After working up an appetite be sure to pop in at some of the local restaurants such as Boshimela, Bergsig Bistro, Opstal Restaurant, Fairhills Tea Garden or the Bistro@Jason’s for a sumptuous country style meal. Or enjoy something lighter such at the festival food stalls available at all the wineries during your visit. Take the opportunity to make a weekend of this social calendar highlight and make use of the region’s ample accommodation facilities which range from wooden mountain cabins and stone houses overlooking rivers, to B&Bs, guest houses, camping and caravanning sites. For more information visit www.breedekloof.com, email info@breedekloof.com or contact the Breedekloof Wine & Tourism office on 021 349 1791

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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SHOPP is signposted with contact details as well as what sector they represent, making it easier for you to find exactly what you are looking for.

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.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.

The South African Gold Coin Exchange (SAGCE) has been a household name in the coin industry in South Africa since 1972. They are the largest distributor of gold investment, bullion and collectable coins in South Africa. Outlets can be found at: Cape Town International Airport: International Departures, Domestic Departures and Central Terminal, Tyger Valley Mall - Bellville, Canal Walk Shopping Centre - Century City, Cavendish Square - Claremont, Tyger Valley Mall - Bellville and Somerset Mall - Somerset West.

DESIGN HEAVEN

If attention to details, uniqueness and originality are not only words, but forms part of you believes and way of life, you are in the right place. Since 1995, Design Indaba has been committed to a vision that is built on the belief that creativity will fuel an economic revolution in South Africa. As such, Design Indaba is a celebration of design in a country iconic of the triumph of the human spirit. Design Indaba typifies this can-do spirit through its belief in design and how it can help solve the problems faced by an emerging economy. With the right support, a better future can be designed. In the last years, Design Indaba initiatives allow visitors to enjoy the fruits of their doing outside the time of the actual yearly expo by establishing the Design Route. Tourists and design fanatics can explore the Cape while taking a closer look at the creative minds that inhabit this city. It’s your chance at taking Design Indaba Expo beyond its walls with all you need at your fingertips. The route features 62 Western Cape-based designers and design studios. All those featured are part of the Design Indaba Expo so rest assured the Design Route is offering you the best in design and product quality. The route will have you traversing the Cape Town City Bowl, the Southern Peninsula and the Winelands as well as a multitude of in-betweens, leaving you with no excuse for not experiencing all that Cape Town has to offer. You can pick up your Design Route at any of the Cape Town Tourism’s 18 Visitor Information Centres across the city. Each Design Route participant

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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


ING 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: http:// 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).

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.

OSTRICH LEATHER & MOHAIR Ostrich leather is the result of tanning skins taken from African ostriches farmed for their feathers,

In 2003, Karoo Classics opened in Cape Town and five years later in Franschhhoek. Today they have the world’s largest selection of ostrich leather goods, carrying over 1000 handbags alone.

SHORTMARKET STREET - CAPE TOWN Tel: 021 422 3813 Church Street - Stellenbosch Tel: 021 886 7596 58 Hugenote Street - Franschhoek Tel: 021 876 3187 cmbiggs@telkomsa.net

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PLACES OF INTEREST The City of Cape Town invites you to explore and experience some of her well known and recognizable sites that has been refreshed and updated and uplifted in recent time as well as some new and old icons that are worth to be re-familiarising in person.

HEART OF CAPE TOWN MUSEUM

Experience the first heart transplant , the museum is housed where the actual event took place. See where Chris Barnaard successfully transplanted the first heart. www.heartofcapetown.co.za 021 404 1967 Groote Schuur Hospital Main Road, Observatory Cape Town, South Africa

reception rooms while the portion originally housing Municipal offices and which fronts onto Darling Street is the home of the Central Library of Cape Town.A stone set into the base of the building in front of the main balcony has this inscription: “upon release from prison on 11 February 1990 and on his election as President of South Africa on 9 May 1994 Nelson Mandela addressed the nation here”. For more information go to: www.focal.org.za.

COMPANY’S GARDEN VISITOR CENTRE The garden was established in 1652, making it one of the oldest gardens in the country. The display in the Visitor’s centre gives a comprehensive overview of the early history of the garden, which is unique in that it is the only example of how two different landscape styles – the Dutch ‘produce garden’ grid pattern and the ‘Victorian Romantic’ grid pattern and the overlaid to produce the garden as it exists today. Tel: 021 400 26 21 Visiting times: 7am -7pm

OLD CASTLE BREWERY While Castle began making in roads into what had been almost entirely “lion country” work was began on the erection of the Castle Brewery in Woodstock. This brewery was to be sited alongside the new railway line as an advertisement for Castle beer –a sort of early billboard. The Castle Brewery was completed in 1901, designed by New York architect H. Steinmann and was opened on the 1st April 1902, several setbacks to its completion, being caused by the second Boer War. www.oldcastlebrewery.co.za 021 448 4500

CAPE TOWN DIAMOND MUSEUM Situated in the bustling heart of the world-famous Clock Tower precinct at the V&A Waterfront, the Cape Town Diamond Museum pays tribute to the world’s most precious gem, the diamond, and is a must-see for any visitor to Cape Town. Discover a 3 billion year old story unfold from a diamond’s formation to the final polished stone. Explore the origins of South Africa’s famous diamond industry, and ...get introduced to some of the great names in diamond history, including Cecil John Rhodes, Barney Barnato and the Oppenheimer family.

THE OLD CITY HALL The Cape Town Diamond Museum also pays homage to the most famous South African diamonds, such as the 3,106 carat Cullinan rough diamond discovered in 1905 and showcases specimens of Kimberlite rock dating billions of years old. Lifesize replicas of the famous diamonds that have adorned royalty, the rich and the famous are also on display.

Built in 1905, the old City Hall in Darling Street is a mixture of Italian Renaissance and British colonial architecture. It is located on the Grand Parade to the west of the Castle of Good Hope and is built from honey-colored limestone imported from Bath in England. The 60m/200ft high bell-tower, with a carillon installed in 1923, was modeled on London’s Big Ben. The City Hall was the last major Victorian building to be erected in Cape Town. The City Hall’s carillon was installed as a WW1 war memorial, with 22 additional bells being added in 1925 with the visit of the Prince of Wales. Magnificent and imposing, the City Hall commemorates Kind Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, with its mosaic floors, marble staircase, stained glass windows and specially designed organ with 3165 pipes.

THE DRILL HALL AND CENTRAL LIBRARY The foundations of the City Hall were laid on 29th August 1900, and the building finally opened on 25th July 1905, by the Mayor Alderman Hyman Lieberman. It is built in an Italian Renaissance Style with a classical facade in a handsome campanile towering to a height of some 200ft.

1st Floor, The Clock Tower, Waterfront, 8001 Cape Town, South Africa Hours Mon - Sun: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Email info@capetowndiamondmuseum.org Phone 27214212488 Website http://www.capetowndiamondmuseum.org

The exterior stonework is of sandstone and granite. The facade facing on Darling Street has a central feature surmounted by a pediment rising 82 feet above pavement level, the wings on either side are about 60ft in imposing clock tower houses the foursided City Hall clock built to scale and half the size of London’s Big Ben. The building is divided longitudinally, with one half of the building housing the Grand Hall and

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NIGHT LIFE CAPE TOWN BLAKES Three floors that encompass a Cocktail Bar, Dining and a Late Night Lounge. A: 189 Buitengracht Street T: 021 422 4747 Open: Tue- Thurs: 5pm till late, Fri –Sun: 12pm till late www.blakesbar.co.za 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 SUGAR HUT CLUB A: Cnr of Canterbury & Constitution, District Six T: 021 801 5699 Open: Wed - Sun; 5pm -2am www.sugarhutclub.co.za

CITY CENTRE 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. A: 61 Harrington Street T: 021 465 7286 Open: Wed, Fri & Sat 9pm – 4am www.theassembly.co.za 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

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A: 226 Long Street T: 021 424 7509 Open: Tue – Sat: 9pm – 4am www.fictionbar.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 THE RESERVE An escape from everyday life to the discerning Capetonian and International socialite. A: 111 St Georges Mall T: 071 350 7787 Open: Thu- Sat: 10pm- 4am www.club.the-reserve.co.za TJING TJING A: 165 Long Market above Dear me Restaurant, T: 021 422 4920 Open: Daily 4pm till late www.tjingtjing.co.za ZULA SOUND BAR A: 98 Long Street T: 021 424 2442 Open: Mon - Thur 12pm -2am & Fri - Sat 12pm 4am www.zulabar.co.za

SEA POINT DECO DANCE UNDERGROUND A: 120 B Main Road Sea Point Open: Fri & Sat 8:30pm – 4:00am www.decodance.co.za UNDERGROUND SOUND BOUTIQUE A: 120 Main Road, Sea Point T: 021 439 8000

Open: Wed – Sun

GREEN POINT FRIENDLY SOCIETY A: 125a Waterkant Street T: 021421 6969 www.friendlysociety.co.za CASA BLANCA A: Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront T: 021 421 1185 Open: Fri & Sat 10 pm – 4am www.casablancawf.co.za CHUKKACHURRI An Argentinian polo bar A: 20 Cobern Street T: 021 421 0071 Open: Tue- Fri: 6pm- 2am, Thu- Sat: 5pm-2pm CREW BAR A: 30 Napier Street, De Waterkant T: 021 418 0118 CUBANA HAVANA LOUNGE LATINO SOCIAL CAFÉ A: 9 Somerset Road, De Waterkant T: 021 421 1109 Open: everyday www.cubana.co.za JADE CHAMPAGNE BAR & LOUNGE A: 39 Main Road T: 021 439 4108 Open: Wed – Sat 8pm – 2am www.jadelounge.co.za ZAR A: 47 Main Road (Cape Royal Hotel) T: 073 270 7263 Open daily www.zarsa.co.za

CAMPS BAY ST YVES BEACH CLUB A: 2nd Level Promenade Building, Camps Bay T: 021 438 0826 www.styves.co.za


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Hello Joburg Where to stay & where to play in the City of Gold Where to stay? 20 West executive ApArtments & Hotel 20 West Rd South, Morningside 011 290 9600 www.20west.co.za Ascot Boutique Hotel 59 Grant Avenue, Norwood 011 483 3371 www.ascothotel.co.za clico Guest House 27 Sturdee Ave, Rosebank 011 252 3300 www.clicoguesthouse.com info@clicoguesthouse.com We want our guests to feel spoilt. Everything is centred around this, from the luxurious bathrooms, to the extralength beds, plush cushions, exotic fabrics, fresh-cut flowers, and delicious French cuisine. D’oreAle GrAnDe Hotel 64 Jones Str, Jet Park Kempton Park 086 077 7900 www.doreale.com enGeDi Plot 22, Protea Ridge Road/Honingklip Road, Kromdraai Kromdraai 011 589 3495 www.en-gedi.co.za

GolD reeF citY cAsino Hotel Northern Parkway, Ormonde 011 248 5200 www.goldreefcity.co.za

brand of South African hospitality. Our discreet attention to detail will ensure that your experience is one of memorable elegance and comfort.

HYAtt reGencY 191 Oxford Rd, Rosebank 011 280 1234 www.johannesburg.regency.hyatt.com

tHe micHelAnGelo Hotel 135 West Street, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandown 011 282 7000 www.michelangelo.co.za

melrose ArcH Hotel 1 Melrose Square, Melrose Arch, Sandton 011 679 2994/ 0861 50 50 50 www.africanpridehotels.com Sheer style and individuality is what redefines the travel experience when staying at Africa’s first truly HIP 5-Star Hotel! Through innovative architecture and outstanding design, the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel has become an international destination in its own right, attracting those discerning guests who take pleasure in modern elegance and sophistication. mistY Hills countrY Hotel, conFerence centre & spA 69 Drift Boulevard, Muldersdrift 011 950 6000 www.mistyhills.co.za rADisson Blu Hotel Cnr Rivonia Rd & Daisy Str Benmore, Sandton 011 245 8000 www.radissonblu.com

EnGedi is a multi-purpose venue oasis tucked away in The Cradle of Humankind. EnGedi’s dedicated team, is here to make your experience at this venue, a memorable one.

rotHBurY countrY loDGe & KAi tHAi Wellness spA 24 Kalkheuwel, Broederstroom 011 793 4773 / 079 719 4230 www.rothburg.co.za

FAirlAWns Boutique Hotel Alma Rd. / Off Bowling Ave, Morningside Manor, Sandton 011 804 2540

Kai Thai Rothbury Lodge is a Thai-style bed & breakfast country guest house located in the picturesque and historic Cradle of Humankind. sAint GeorGe Hotel & convention centre 58 Old Pretoria, Kempton Park Rd Rietvleidam 011 316 5541/2 www.stgeorgehotel.co.za tHe Hilton Hotel 138 Rivonia Rd, Sandton 011 322 1888 www.sandtonhilton.co.za tHe mArion on nicol Hotel Cnr Stirling & Hamilton Roads, Hurlingham 011 783 7816/7239 www.mariononnicol.co.za The Marion on Nicol is a Boutique Hotel of Distinction that offers a tranquil and lavish retreat from the bustle of nearby Sandton and Johannesburg. The hotel prides itself in offering a unique

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tHe pAlAzzo montecAsino Hotel Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways 011 510 3000 www.southernsun.com tHe roseBAnK Hotel croWne plAzA Corner Tyrwhitt & Sturdee Avenues, Rosebank 011 448 3600 www.therosebank.co.za tHe Winston Hotel 6 Tottenham Ave, Melrose Estate 011 268 3140 www.thewinstonhotel.co.za vAlleY loDGe Jennings Str, Magaliesburg 014 577-1301/5 www.valleylodge.co.za

Where to dine? Al Fresco Plot 41 Boland Str, Corner Beyers Naude Drive, Honeydew 011 794 4388 / 011 794 5475 www.alfresco.org.za Alimentos Parkmore Mews Shopping Centre, Corner of 12th street and Olympia Avenue, Parkmore 011 783 5432 www.alimentos.co.za Bice ristorAnte 1st Road, Hyde Park, Sandton 011 341 8080 www.southernsun.com BomBAY Blues Standard Bank Building, Cnr. Cradock & Tyrwhitt Avenues, Rosebank 011 447 3210 Breeze restAurAnt Emerald Resort & Casino 777 Frikkie Meyer Blvd Vanderbijlpark 016 982 8166 cAFe DellA sAlute Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 011 784 2145 www.cafedellasalute.co.za colonY Arms 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Colony Centre, Craighall Park, Randburg 011 447 6646 www.colonyarms.co.za

cArnivore South African cuisine Muldersdrift Estate, 69 Drift Boulevard (R114), Muldersdrift 011 950 6000 www.carnivore.co.za The Carnivore restaurant, situated in the grounds of Misty Hills Country Hotel, needs little introduction. Renowned for its positioning statement - “Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience”- it is a cornerstone of the Recreation Africa Group. cAsAlinGA Rocky Ridge Road, off Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift 087 941 1223 www.casalinga.co.za cAtz pYJAmAs The Orignal 24 Hour Bistro, 12 Main Rd, Melville 011 726 8596 www.catzpyjamas.co.za


coAcHmAns inn 29 Peter Place, Lyme Park, Sandton 011 706 7269 DW eleven - 13 Dunkeld West shopping centre, c/o Jan smuts & Bompass str, Dunkeld West 011 341 0663 enGeDi Bistro Plot 22, Protea Ridge Rd/Honingklip Rd, Kromdraai 011 589 3495 www.en-gedi.co.za info@en-gedi.co.za HArvArD cAFé Terminal Building, Rand Airport 011 827 4856 www.harvardcafe.co.za Jozi steAKHouse Shop 96, Upper Level, 60 Riviera Rd, Killarney 011 486 4627 KeG & FillY Omlee Office Park, 4 Tambach Rd, Sunninghill 011 803 2823 www.atthekeg.co.za KuzinA restAurAnt The Firs Shopping Centre, Cnr Biermann & Cradock Ave, Rosebank 011 880 5000 mYtHos Cnr Van der Linde & Smith Streets Bedfordview 011 615 2271 www.mythos.co.za pAreA tAvernA 3 Corlett Drive, Illovo, Sandton 011 788 8777 www.parea.co.za

scHWArmA co Shop 2, 71 Grant Ave, Norwood 011 483 1776 www.schwarmacompany.co.za tHe silver BircH Lifestyle Garden, Centre, Beyers Naude Drive, Honeydew 011 792 5714 www.thesilverbirch.co.za tsG The Leaping Frog Garden Centre cnr. William Nicol & Mulbarton Rd Fourways 011 465 7270 www.tsg4ways.co.za Yo susHi Morningside, shop 11, 90 Degree on Rivonia, Cnr Rivonia & Kelvin, Morningside, Sandton 011 804 9504 Yo susHi Parktown North, shop 6, Parktown Quarter, Cnr 3rd & 7th Ave, Parktown North 011 442 0246

Where to play?

ApArtHeiD museum Northern Parkway & Gold Reef Rd Ormonde 011 309 4700 www.apartheidmuseum.org info@apartheidmuseum.org The basic principle behind apartheid was simple – segregate everything. Cut a clean line through a nation to divide black from white and keep them divided. Pay us a visit and you will come to understand that any form of racial inequality leads to destruction. Apartheid is exactly where it belongs – in a museum.

pizzA lunA Shop 10, Rivonia Village on Rivonia Boulevard 011 803 7699 /082 683 1741

BuDDHA tA Shop No. 72, Design Quarter District, Fourways 011 465 8141 www.buddhata.co.za

osteriA tre nonni 9 Grafton Ave, Craighall Park 086 122 2532 www.osteriatrenonni.co.za info@osteriatrenonni.co.za

DitsonG nAtionAl museum oF militArY HistorY 22 Erlswold Way, Saxonwold 011 646 5513 milmus@icon.co.za www.ditsong.org.za

river DecK countrY estAte 35 Peter Rd, Ruimsig 087 940 9920 www.riverdeck.co.za

emperors pAlAce 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park 011 928 1000 www.emperorspalace.co.za Conveniently situated alongside O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention Resort combines timeless, classical elegance and sheer excitement. With luxurious accommodation in four unique hotels, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest in dining options, spectacular entertainment choices, a retail concourse, world class conference facilities and impeccable service, Emperors Palace has it all. Come to Emperors Palace. Come to the Palace of Dreams! emerAlD AFricAn spA Emerald Resort & Casino, 777 Frikkie Meyer Blvd, Vanderbijlpark 016 982 8132

The Emerald African Spa offers an ‘in touch with nature’ experience combined with high standards treatments to help the guest escape from the hustle & bustle of everyday life. For specials and treatment book today! montecAsino Cnr William Nicol Drive & Witkoppen Rd, Fourways 011 510 7777 www.montecasino.co.za montecAsino BirD GArDens William Nicol Drive, Fourways 011 511 1864 neWs cAFe sAnDton 24 Central, Cnr Gwen Lane & Fredman Drive, Sandown 011 883 4370 www.newscafe.co.za orlAnDo toWers, tHe BunGee BriDGe Dynamo Street, cnr Old Potch Rd, Orlando, Soweto 071 674 4343 www.orlandotowers.co.za info@orlandotowers.co.za

Lifestyle Home Garden offers the biggest, best and brightest plant range combined with service and advice from staff with a passion for gardening and décor excellence.

soutH AFricAn lipizzAners 1 Dahlia Rd, Kyalami, Midrand 011 702 2103

melrose ArcH Melrose Boulevard (entrance off Corlett, Drive & Athol Oaklands Rd) 011 684 0000 www.melrosearch.co.za

teAtro At montecAsino Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Corner William Nicol & Witkoppen Roads, Fourways 011 510 7472 www.montecasino.co.za

nelson mAnDelA squAre Rivonia Rd, Sandton 011 217 6045/6 www.nelsonmandela.com

tHe rHino & lion nAture reserve Cradle of Humankind 011 957 0349/0106/0109 www.rhinolion.co.za totem sAnDton Shop U17A, Sandton City Shopping Centre 011 884 6300 info@totemgallery.co.za www.totemgallery.co.za veronA DAY spA At tHe sHYre No 67, 5th steet, Houghton Estate 011 880 0067/011 880 3847 www.veronadayspa.co.za

Where to shop? cAtHerYne GAeYlA FAsHion 38 Christopherson Rd, Hyde Park Tel:011 447 2550 Fax: 011 447 0073 Email: sales1@cgfashion.co.za www.cgfashion.co.za cleArWAter mAll Hendrik Potgieter Drive & Christiaan de Wet Rd Strubensvalley, Roodepoort 011 288 5260 www.clearwatermall.co.za crestA Cresta Shopping Mall, Beyers Naude Drive, Northcliff 011 678 5306 www.crestashoppingcentre.co.za liFestYle GArDen centre Cnr Beyers Naude Drive & Ysterhout Ave, Randparkridge, Randburg 011 792 5616 www.lifestyle.co.za

soviet JeAns Shop L67, Sandton City, Sandton 011 884 0135 www.sovietjeans.co.za tHe AFricAn crAFt mArKet Corner Cradock Ave & Baker Street Rosebank 011 880 2906 www.craft.co.za tHe BriGHtWAter commons Cnr Sandton Drive & Rivonia Rd, Sandton 011 883 2011/217 6000 www.brightwatercommons.co.za tHe DesiGn quArter The Design Quarter Shopping Centre, William Nicol Drive 011 467 5152 www.designquarter.co.za The Most inspiring décor destination in Jo’zie, Design Quarter embraces all that’s different, inspiring, delectable and divine. tHe mAll oF roseBAnK Cnr Cradock Rd & Baker Rd, 011 788 5530 tHe orientAl plAzA Fordsburg 011 838 6752 www.orientalplaza.co.za tHe zone @ roseBAnK 177 Oxford Rd, Rosebank Tel: 011 788 1130 www.thezoneatrosebank.co.za villAGe WAlK Cnr Maude Street & Rivonia Rd Sandown 011 783 4620 www.villagewalk.co.za

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Where to stay & where to play in the East Coast Where to stay? AlbAny Hotel 225 Smith Str / 225 Anton Lembede Cnr Anton Lembede Str & Albany Grove 031 304 4381 www.albanyhotel.co.za beverly Hills Hotel Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga Rocks 021 794 9050 FAirmont ZimbAli lodge 5 Corkwood Ave, Zimbali Coastal Estate 032 538 5000 www.zimbali.org docklAnds Hotel durbAn WAterFront Corner of Mahatma Gandhi & Browns Avenue, Beach Front 031 332 8190 www.signaturelifehotels.com FAirmont ZimbAli lodge 5 Corkwood Ave, Zimbali Coastal Estate 032 538 5000 www.zimbali.org

Hilton durbAn 12-14 Walnut Rd 031 336 8100 www1.hilton.com

pumulA beAcH Hotel 67 Pumula Beach Hotel Rd, Umzumbe 039 684 6717 www.pumulabeachhotel.com

Hotel 64 on gordon 64 Gordon Rd, Morningside 031 312 8907 www.signaturelifehotels.com

QuArters Hotel FloridA roAd 101 Florida Rd, Morningside 031 303 5246 www.signaturelifehotels.com

kApentA bAy 11-12 Princess Elizabeth Dr, Port Shepstone 039 682 5528 www.kapentabay.co.za mondAZur At sAn lAmeer Lower South Coast, Main Rd (R61) Southbroom 039 313 0011 www.mondazur.com proteA Hotel sHAkAlAnd Norman Hurst Nkwalini, Zululalnd 035 460 0912 www.proteahotels.com proteA kArridene beAcH Cnr. Arthur’s Rd & Main Rd 031 916 7228 www.proteahotels.com

rivierA Hotel Margaret Mncadi Avenue (Victoria Embankment) 031 301 3681 www.rivierahoteldurban.co.za riverside Hotel & spA Durban North 031 563 0600 www.riversidehotel.co.za sAlt rock Hotel & beAcH resort Basil Hulett Drive Salt Rock 032 525 5025 www.saltrockbeach.co.za

butcHer boys morningside 170 Florida Rd, Morningside 031 312 8248 www.butcherboysgrill.co.za

soutHern sun nortH beAcH 83/91 Snell Parade, North Beach 031 332 7361 www.southernsun.com

butcHer boys umHlAngA Shop 23, Hilkon Centre, Cnr Chartwell Dr & Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga Rocks 031 561 4106 www.butcherboysgrill.co.za

suncoAst Hotel & toWers 20 Batter Beach Road 031 314 7878 www.southersun.com

cAversHAm mill restAurAnt Caversham Mill Estate, Midlands 033 234 4524 www.cavershammill.co.za

tHe oyster box 2 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga 031 514 5000 www.oysterboxhotel.com

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Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront on the eastern seaboard of KwaZulu-Natal, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean and direct beach access, the Oyster Box Hotel is one of South Africa’s most distinguished hotels. tHe sQuAre boutiQue Hotel & spA 250 Umhlanga Rocks Drive 0861 000 333 www.thesquare.co.za

Where to dine? 3 cHeFs bistro 106/107 Aldrovande Palace 6 Jubilee Grove, cnr Millennium Boulevard & Jubilee Grove Umhlanga Ridge 031 566 2040 www.3chefsbistro.co.za 9tH Avenue bistro & bAr Shop 2, Avonmore Centre, 9th Ave Morningside 031 312 9134 www.9thavenuebistro.co.za beirA AltA Lifestyle Centre, Ballito 032 946 2388

disH restAurAnt Royal Palm Hotel, Palm Boulevard, Gateway Umhlanga 031 581 8000 www.royal-palm.co.za greensleeves medievAl kingdom cAmelot 21 Wishart Rd, Camelot Estate Hillcrest 031 765 9400 green Food studio Lee Barns Boulevard, Umhlali 031 312 6250 www.signaturelifehotels.com green mAngo Avonmore Centre, Shop 12a 9th Ave, Morningside 031 312 7054 HAvAnA grill & Wine bAr Suncoast Casino 031 332 0707 www.havanagrill.co.za Havana Grill & Wine bar is a world class grill room and an ultimate destination for the meat & seafood lover. Situated at the Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World on Durbans’ Golden mile the restuarant boasts magnificant 180 degree views from the Bluff to Umhlanga Rocks.

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EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES IN CAPE TOWN: • Argentine Republic 8 Brittany Avenue Bantry Bay 021 439 0403 • Brazil (Federative Republic of) 2nd Floor, Safmarine House, 22 Riebeeck Street, Cape Town 021 421 4040/1/2 • British Consulate General: Southern Life Centre, 8 Riebeek Street, City Centre 021 405 2400 • Canadian Consulate General: 19th Floor, Reserve Bank Building, 60 St George’s Mall, City Centre 021 423 5240 • Chile (Republic of) Suite 1918, Main Tower, 19th Floor, Standard Bank Centre Heerengracht, Cape Town 021 421 2344/46 • French Consulate: 78 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens 021 423 1575

• German Consulate General and Embassy: 19th Floor, Safmarine House, 22 Riebeek Street, Cape Town 021 405 3000 • Italy Republic of 2 Grey’s Pass Gardens,Cape Town 021 487 3900 • Korea (Republic of) Sunset Avenue No. 7LandadnoHoutbay, 021 790 9970 • Mexico (United Mexican States) 2nd Floor, the Spearhead Building, 42 Hans Strijdom Avenue Foreshore, Cape Town 021 419 3848 • Netherlands Consulate General 100 Strand Street, nr Buitengracht, City Centre 021 421 5660

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Consulate General: 345 Lansdowne Road, Lansdowne 021 696 8561 • Spain (Kingdom of) 37 Shortmarket Street Cape Town 021 422 2326/7

• Switzerland Kingdom of Nr 1, Thibault Square, 26th Floor (Old BP Building) cnr Long and Hans Strijdom Streets, Cape Town 021 418 3669 • US Consulate: 2 Reddam Avenue, Westlake, Tokai 021 702 7300

JUST A LiTTLE REMINDER MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY Remember to lock your car. Never leave valuables in your car. Keep all keys in your possession. Never leave children alone in the vehicle. PROTECTING YOURSELF Carry your camera securely in a camera bag. Avoid dark, isolated areas. Do not walk alone in isolated areas this includes hiking. Do not carry large sums of money. Be alert!

SAFETY AT THE BEACH Do not go to deserted beaches. Leave at least one person with your belongings when you go for a swim. Keep valuable items locked away. Follow safety regulations in place for each beach. Don’t forget sun block! SHOULD ANYTHING HAPPEN: Stay calm; Contact the police immediately; Make use of the trauma facilities available.


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