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Comprehensive updates on @Hello_CT_Mag & weekly give aways at Hello Cape Town Magazine on shopping • entertainment • maps • sites to see • dining out • adventure

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EXPLORE CAPE TOWN WITH MYCITI Get your myconnect card and experience summer in the city with the comfort and convenience of MyCiTi, Cape Town’s scheduled, reliable bus service. MyCiTi connects you to some of Cape Town’s most famous tourist attractions and leisure opportunities. Visit the bustling entertainment hotspots of Long and Kloof streets, the historic central city, the Table Mountain Cableway, the Green Point Urban Park, the Sea Point and Mouille Point beachfronts, the V&A Waterfront as well as the beaches in Camps Bay or along the West Coast – all from the comfort of a MyCiTi bus. See a map of MyCiTi routes in the centrespread. You can also conveniently travel directly between the city centre and Cape Town International Airport, with buses departing every 30 minutes from 04:00 until 22:00, seven days week. To use MyCiTi each passenger needs their own myconnect card. Get yours for R25 from MyCiTi stations or participating retailers and load it with money for travel.

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SAVE THE DATE MYKONOS FESTIVAL When: 3 - 12 October Where: Club Mykonos Resort, Leentjiesklip Road, Langebaan

event on the day. Bands: Lucy Kruger, Farryl Purkiss and Daniel Baron. For more info visit Tickets available at computicket.


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When: 11 October Where: Kirstenbosch Stone Cottages, off Rhodes Drive 9 exciting days filled with activities for the whole family. Different sport events are planned for each day, as well as activities for and with the family pet. Magicians, Belly Dancers & Fire dancers will be there to entertain over the days. Artists will perform on the evenings. Tickets for the performances are available at Computicket.

The Santam Swartland Wine and Olive Route Country Market offer an opportunity to taste, buy and meet the community of the Swartland region. Producers are bringing their wares to the Kirstenbosch Stone Cottages for a day of feasting. Taste, buy and relax under the trees and enjoy the hospitality of the region. Join winemakers and producers and enjoy olives, breads, preserves, jams, biltong and cheeses.

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When: 9 - 18 October Where: Baxter theatre The Baxter Dance Festival 2014 aims to provide emerging and established choreographers and dance companies with an opportunity to present their work. Experience and see work by established professionals, as well as exciting upcoming dance practitioners. Main programme: 9-10, 13-18 October 2014 at 20:00 Off Main programme: 11 October 2014 at 17:00 Fringe programme: 18 October 2014 at 14:00 More details on



When: 11 October Where: Diemersfontein Wine Estate, R301 Jan Van Riebeeck Drive, Wellington Diemersfontein wine estate will once again deliver on their promise to bring you the ultimate wine festival - serving nothing short of great food, great music and great wine... On Tap! (all incl. in your festival pass - as always!) Festival Pass: R370.00. Tickets Include: Free-flowing Pinotage served on Tap, local paired dishes for lunch, a chocolate dessert table, live bands and games.

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Festival Pass + Case of Wine - R840.00. Tickets Include: Free-flowing Pinotage served on Tap, local paired dishes for lunch, a chocolate dessert table, live bands and games. AND a 6 bottle Case of Diemersfontein Pinotage, to be collected at the

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All on Saturday, from 10am-4pm. Free entry and R40 for a wine glass and tasting vouchers. ENTRANCE FEE: Free, but a wine glass and tasting vouchers can be purchased @ R40 per person at the gate. Full details on

SEASON OF SAUVIGNON When: 25 and 26 October Where: Durbanville Wine Valley When summer gets into the swing of things, you know it’s time for Season of Sauvignon held at Durbanville Wine Valley. You can celebrate this delicious grape variety, which excels under the unique terroir of the Durbanville area, by tasting all the wines produced in the valley. These two days at Durbanville offer some fun-filled activities for the kids and a variety of foods, wine tastings of recently released Sauvignon Blancs. There will also be scheduled tasting sessions on both days in each of the wine estates which include a sensory wine tasting consisting of an assortment of nibbles paired with a selection of wines to highlight the effect of certain taste on the wines (Each farm takes their own bookings).

Also at all the farms: ‘Ward in a box’ will again be on offer, an excellent way of tasting a Sauvignon Blanc variety from each of the 12 farms in the valley. Each farm has this on offer so festival goers can partake in a comparative tasting in one spot and get to know the valley’s cool climate style of Sauvignon Blanc.

For those who can’t drink their wine neat, they have cocktail bars and Craft Beer stalls to make you happy too. And be careful, there are some ex winemakers crafting beer so you may very well be taking a teeny step to “wine tuning” without even knowing it! To go with all the wine, beer and cocktails on offer – food trucks, a temporary tattoo parlour, a fun photo booth, Toby2shoes and Mr Cat & the Jackal will turn up and “tune” up the fun vibes. #TuningTheVine2014. Tickets at Webtickets. Tickets are priced to suit Tuner’s pockets at R150. Gets you entry and 8 tasting coupons.

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TUNING THE VINE When: 31 October - 2 November Where: Lookout, V&A Waterfront. A magical immersion into the wonderful world of wine, right in the heart of the City.

With 5 easy steps – Try it, Pair it, Learn About it, Mix it and Have Fun With it – your Tuning the Vine experience could easily transform you into the next wine buff on the block. Prepare yourself for a magical and multi-sensory immersion into the wonderful world of wine. Meet and mix with our talented young rock star wine makers. Share their stuff and stories at the short and sharp Wine Tuning Crash Courses. Get some tips on how to pair food and wine from matchmaker stars on the floor. Or better still try the tantalising Taste Theatre for a food and wine pairing sensation.

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kilometre mark as they make their way from start to finish, and at the final flag, runners are invited to hang around for a bit and take part in a massive colour festival. Do keep in mind, runners are encouraged to dress up in white-only running gear or costumes to provide a blank canvas for the colour celebration. Tickets: Solo Participants R220p/p and teams (four or more) R200p/p. Kids under the age of 10 run for free, provided they are accompanied by an adult. For further information, visit

SPIER SECRET FESTIVAL When: 24 & 25 October Where: Spier Wine Farm, R310 Baden Powell Rd, Stellenbosch

When: 18 October Where: Sea Point Promenade The first ever South African Color Run splashed onto the Cape Town scene in 2013 and is back for another vibrant, fun jog through the Mother City on Saturday, 18 October 2014. Touted as the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”, this paint powder-fuelled fitness sensation calls on participants to be coated in different colours as they run along the Sea Point Promenade in the name of health, happiness, individuality and giving back to communities. This unique 5-km race is less about how fast and furiously one can make it to the finish line, and more about enjoying each colourful moment of the challenge. Plus, the proceeds of the event go to a charity - Cape Town’s worthy cause for this year has yet to be announced, so subscribe to our newsletter for updates. The untimed competition aims to attracts scores of participants, each of whom are doused with powdered paint at each

Local and international experts on food and wine will present talks, workshops, tastings and dinner events at the Spier Secret Festival’s conference which returns to Spier wine farm on Friday 24 October 2014. The Spier Secret Market offers the finest local food and produce and a selection of Spier’s wine on Saturday 25 October. The Festival is also a celebration of Spier’s rich vinous heritage – which is almost as old as the farm itself. Attendees will be able to taste and learn about Spier 21 Gables, Spier’s flagship wine range named after the historic gables on the farm, focusing on Chenin Blanc and Pinotage, South Africa’s two heritage varietals. Continuing its focus on ethical food production, the Spier Secret conference aims to explore what concepts like artisanal and sustainability really mean to those who farm, cook and enjoy food. Time: 9am – 3pm. Enterance: Free Conference: 9am – 5pm: Enterance: R 900 For more info visit


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quire that the purchasing register itself as an entity in South Africa and, if the shares are owned by the non-resident, the company must in addition appoint a public officer who is a South African resident.

South Africa’s well established legal framework offers first world security of title to foreign buyers of immovable property. There are no restrictions on the ownership by non-residents of property situated in South Africa, except of course that, foreigners who are in the country illegally may not own property here. There are, however, procedures and requirements which must be complied with and the next few paragraphs will provide answers to some frequently asked questions that foreign buyers of South African property may have.

MUST A PURCHASER BE PRESENT IN SOUTH AFRICA TO SIGN THE DOCUMENTS OF THE TRANSFER? Fortunately a purchaser need not necessarily be personally present in South Africa to sign the documents that are required for the registration of transfer of ownership in the property. However, there are formalities that must be complied with in such a case, requiring that the documents must be signed either before a Notary Public or at the South African Embassy in the foreign country. Both these options are unfortunately usually costly and time consuming. It is often to the non-resident’s best advantage, whether he is selling or buying, to execute a Special Power of Attorney prior to departing from South Africa in favour of a local friend, family member, or attorney so that this person can act and sign documentation on his behalf. It is important to remember that an affidavit cannot be signed by the person holding the Power of Attorney on your behalf. For this reason there will invariably still be some documents for such client to sign abroad.

CAN FOREIGN FUNDS BE BROUGHT INTO SOUTH AFRICA TO BUY PROPERTY? Yes, foreign funds can be paid into any bank account in South Africa. Usually the foreign purchaser will pay the purchase price for the property bought into the trust account of the estate agent that brokered the sale or into the trust account of the conveyancing attorney who attends to the registration of the transaction. Both estate agents and attorneys are covered by Fidelity Funds, which guard against theft or negligence on the side of the agent or attorney. When a non-resident transfers funds from a foreign source into a South African bank account, a record known as a ‘Deal Receipt’ is issued by the South African bank. This is an important document and the non-resident will need to submit it to the Reserve Bank when, in future, he sells the property and wishes to return the funds to the foreign country. CAN MONEY BE BORROWED IN SOUTH AFRICA TO BUY PROPERTY? Non-residents purchasing a property in South Africa may borrow up to a maximum of 50% of the purchase price from a South African financial institution. The remaining 50% of the purchase price will therefore need to be made up of foreign funds that the non-resident transfers to a South African account. The total loan amount granted by a bank however remains within the bank’s discretion. A bank will generally require proof of the non-resident’s income as well as compliance with South African anti-‘money laundering’ legislation (the Financial Intelligence Centre Act), which involves the furnishing of proper identification and the submitting of certified copies of documents (such as a passport and proof of residential address). CAN A FOREIGN COMPANY BE THE PURCHASER (OR SELLER)? Yes, a foreign company can buy and own land in South Africa. In certain instances, this would re-

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WHEN A NON-RESIDENT SELLS A PROPERTY, CAN THE MONEY BE TAKEN OUT OF SOUTH AFRICA? Yes, money that was introduced to South Africa from a foreign source and any profit thereon, can be taken out of the country (repatriated) when the nonresident sells the property. Any sums still owing under a mortgage bond over the property must be paid as the sale transaction is registered so that only the net proceeds will be repatriated. Note that such repatriation of funds is subject to South African Exchange Control Regulations which means, amongst other things, that the Reserve Bank will investigate the initial source of the non-resident’s investment in South Africa. Furthermore, if a foreigner takes up permanent residency in South Africa and signs a Declaration and Undertaking at a South African bank (namely declaring whether they are in possession of foreign funds and undertaking not to place same at the disposal of anyone resident in the Republic), they will be considered a resident for Exchange Control purposes and accordingly will only be able to freely repatriate funds within five years of their immigration. Thereafter they will be considered to be a South African resident and subject to the same regulations and limitations. Finally, the repatriation of funds will be subject to capital gains tax, which we discuss in the next paragraph. DOES A NON-RESIDENT HAVE TO PAY INCOME TAX? Income Tax- Whilst South Africans are taxed on their worldwide income, non-residents are liable for income tax only on income accruing from a South African source and may then utilize the double tax treaty benefit (if applicable) to avoid

double taxation. For example, if a non-resident rents his property out, he will be obliged to declare such rental for primary taxation in his country of residence but will still be obliged to declare such income in South Africa as well. Thus, non-residents are also obliged to register for income tax purposes in South Africa. Capital Gains Tax (CGT)- The non-resident is liable for payment of tax on the gain made on selling the property (capital gains tax). Withholding Tax- Because some foreign buyers in the past avoided paying CGT when they sold their property, new legislation was passed which obliges any buyer of a property sold by a non-resident for R2 million or more, to retain a percentage of the purchase price and pay it to the South African Revenue Services within a maximum of 28 days of the transfer. INTERNATIONAL MORTGAGESWHAT CAN ABSA BANK DO FOR YOU? Whether you are looking to purchase property as a holiday home or for investment purposes, Absa International Mortages has the right products and services to assist you with every aspect of buying a property in South Africa and abroad. The benefits of investing in property in South Africa are numerous. There’s a lot to consider when buying a residential or investment property as a non-resident so make sure you have access to the professional guidance and assistance you need. This includes legislative and foreign exchange information and guidance pertaining to market conditions and property within the South African market. An International Mortgage could be the right choice if you: - Would like a hassle-free experience buying a property in South Africa or abroad - Would like to benefit from the expertise and knowledge offered by our International Mortgage specialists Did You Know? Investing in property means you can buy-to-let and earn an income. Let Absa assist you by providing packages for financing, protecting and managing your property investment. What you get? - Professional guidance and assistance from the largest provider of home loans in South Africa - Access to legislative, foreign exchange and exchange control information - Guidance and assistance regarding purchasing property in South Africa and abroad - A loan of any size that can be extended for a \ period of up to 30 years - A loan linked to a variable interest rate, which will increase/decrease in line with the prime lending or Repo rate - Standard initiation and monthly administration fees will apply


The cult classic musical, which features hits like `Science Fiction/ Double Feature`, `Dammit Janet`, `Sweet Transvestite` and the infamous `The Time Warp` and `Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch me` tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror. Richard O`Brien`s The Rocky Horror Show has travelled the World since making it`s humble debut performance at the Royal Court, London in 1973 and continues to fascinate audiences around the globe - AND HAS NOW BEEN SELLING OUT IN SOUTH AFRICA SINCE JULY LAST YEAR! The Fugard Theatre. untill 2 Nov, Tickets R90 - R310 from Computicket: 083 915 8000, BORN FREE A Stand-up satire to make you laugh and think, commenting on South Africa since 1994. Artscape Opera Bar, 24 Sep - 15 Oct, Tickets R50 - R75 from Computicket: 083 915 8000, CONSTELLATIONS By British playwright NICK PAYNE, youngest winner of the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play (2012). A film adaptation is underway. One relationship. Infinite possibilities. Quantum multiverse theory, love and honey. An explosive new play about free will and friendship. Theatre On The Bay, 30 Sep- 11 Oct, Tickets R95- R165 from Computicket: 083 915 8000, THE MARRIAGE OF FIAGRO MISCHIEF, mayhem and marriage go hand in hand in the brand-new production of WA Mozart`s comic masterpiece of impetuous love, “Le Nozze di Figaro”. One of the great jewels of comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) is a cycle of transgression and forgiveness, infidelity and commitment. The biting soci al irony tells of a servant, Figaro, who outwits his master, Count Amalviva, when the latter decides to claim his right to have his way with Figaro`s virgin bride on her wedding night. Artscape Opera House, 18 Oct - 26 Oct, Tickets R150 - R390 from Computicket: 083 915 8000,

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THE GARAGE SALE Meet siblings Avril & Mike Williams – she believes in her fairy tale ending, a strut down some unsuspecting church aisle while he drives his cynicism like an open-top Ferrari, the sharpest thing in his luggage being his tongue. Throw in pizza deliveryman, Flip and the scene is set for a ménage à trois with a twist that sardonically explores the darker, yet funnier side of Cape Town Suburbia. Artscape Arena, , 2 Oct - 11 Oct, Tickets R55 - R90 from Computicket: 083 915 8000, SILENT VOICE Straight from its success at the 2014 Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival Aubrey Sekhabi’s high octane armed heist thriller Silent Voice comes to the Baxter for a short season. Described as ‘a deceptively clever theatrical piece’, it is a gripping story of gangsters on the run after a botched robbery that turns into murder, with some meaningful and realistic commentary about life in modern-day South Africa. As the four hijackers’ plans begin to unravel, the audience is brought into the midst of the action as they become pawns in a high-stakes fight for survival. Enjoy an evening of raucous comedy in the company of Gussie Fink-Nottle, Madeline Bassett, Sir Watkin Bassett, Dahlia Travers, Roderick Spode and Constable Oates! Baxter Theatre, 13 Oct- 1 Nov, Tickets R80- R100 from Computicket: 083 915 8000, JEEVES & WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE WINNER OF THE 2014 OLIVIER AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY. A new play adapted from the works of P G Wodehouse by the Goodale Brothers. When a country house weekend takes a turn for the worse, Bertie Wooster is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker, but also to steal a silver cow creamer from Totleigh Towers. Naturally, the ever dependable Jeeves is there to prevent Bertie from making a fool of himself in front of a cast of Wodehouse’s finest characters. Enjoy an evening of raucous comedy in the company of Gussie Fink-Nottle, Madeline Bassett, Sir Watkin Bassett, Dahlia Travers, Roderick Spode and Constable Oates! Theatre On The Bay, 17 Oct- 18 Nov, Tickets R95- R165 from Computicket: 083 915 8000, UNDONE A bewitching and sensual story of a boy and his dysfunctional family, in which Pretorius portrays numerous roles. Both poetry and comedy abound in this physical performance interlaced with

sensuality, religion and literary references that make the play high accessible. LVN - no under 16`s Artscape Arena, 22 Oct - 01 Nov, Tickets R55 - R90 from Computicket: 083 915 8000, CHOMI Chomi is a play set in Johannesburg that follows the lives of four black openly gay 20something men. Thabang, an extroverted accountant, Sicelo a therapist, Percy who plans to renew his wedding vows to his partner and Rudzani an artist battling to find himself. The play follows their unique personalities, their trials and tribulations and their greatest challenge…being themselves. Tragedy strikes the four friends and this throws them into turmoil forcing them to through each other face their inner demons. Provocative, honest and funny Chomi is a definite must see that seeks to not only explore the modern black gay man but also to entertain. Artscape Arena, 23 Oct - 31 Oct, Tickets R55 - R90 from Computicket: 083 915 8000, THUMBELINA As part of The Cape Town City Ballet`s 80th Birthday Celebration, Artistic Director Robin van Wyk will be choreographing a new children`s production - Thumbelina. This Cape Town City Ballet Youth Project will tell the much - loved Hans Christian Anderson story of the little fairy princess and her journey from being born in an acorn, to marrying the handsome fairy prince, Cornelius. Artscape Theatre, 24 Oct - 01 Nov, Tickets R70 - R120 from Computicket: 083 915 8000, SPRING SYMPHONY SEASON - CONRAD VAN ALPHEN & GEORGI ANICHENKO The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra will play at The City Hall. Conductor: Conrad van Alphen, Soloist: Georgi Anichenko (cello). In programme: STEFANS GROVE “Gestaltes in die Newel”, SCHUMANN Cello Concerto in A minor, RACHMANINOV Symphony no 3 in A minor City Hall, Cape Town, 30 Oct, Tickets R70 - R195 from Computicket: 083 915 8000,

ENTERTAINMENT FOR YOUNG AND OLD THIS SPRING Located in Paarl in the heart of the Boland of the Western Cape, Perdeberg Winery enjoys one of the finest wine-growing regions of the Cape. Our winery lies at the foot of the magnificent Paardeberg Mountain, named after the scores of Cape Mountain Zebra that once roamed this beautiful mountainside. The composition of our vineyards significantly contributes to the quality of our wines. Our vineyards span over 2300 ha and 75% are un-irrigated, whilst 50% are un-trellised, yielding a very low average of 7.8 tons per hectare. These dry land bush vines create far better fruit concentration than vines subjected to unnatural vineyard practices, like irrigation. The structure and complexity in these smaller berries bring intense colour, added body and passionate flavours. At Perdeberg Winery, we prefer to set trends rather than follow them and we never compromise the exceptional quality of our wines. Merlot the zebra Meet Merlot, the Perdeberg zebra - you might recognise him from our wine label! He is more than just a zebra, he’s an important member of our family and something of a mascot to us - symbolising our heritage, our love for the land, and most importantly: the uniqueness of our wines. Zebras have always been synonymous with Perdeberg. The magnificent Paardeberg mountain range is named in honour of the Cape Mountain Zebra or quagga that used to roam the area; and in the early days, these beautiful animals used to wander freely through our vineyards. We’ve always had a deep respect for the land and put a lot of effort into conserving endangered flora and fauna, so it’s only fitting that one of the region’s most legendary indigenous creatures should find its way into our hearts and onto our wine label. Join Perdeberg Wines in committing in the conservation of Cape Mountain Zebra- a threatened species currently estimated at 4000 animals. Remember, we’re the one with the zebra! More medals for Perdeberg Continuing its 2014 winning streak, Perdeberg Winery picked up more medals at the Michelangelo International Wines Awards held on 12 September 2014. Perdeberg’s Cellar Master, Albertus Louw said: “I believe our achievements result from the marriage of focused hard work, innovation and the composition of our vineyards- most of our vineyards rely entirely upon nature herself to survive as three-quarters of the vineyards are un-irrigated dry land with no water access and half are un-trellised. To consistently win GOLD awards and TROPHIES every year is such a great achievement. Also, the awards we won are testament to the superb quality the cellar produces and confirms the great harvest we had.” Perdeberg Winery received the following accolades for the 2014 Michelangelo Awards: Double Gold: Perdeberg MCC Pinot Noir Rosé 2012 Dry Land Collection Chardonnay/Viognier 2013 Silver: Dry Land Collection Pinot Noir/ Chardonnay 2014 Dry Land Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Gold: Dry Land Collection Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2013 Dry Land Collection Shiraz 2012 Dry Land Collection Pinotage 2012 Perdeberg MCC Brut Chenin Blanc 2012 SAAM Mountain Collectables Shiraz/Mourvèdre/Petit Verdot 2012

Make the most of spring and come to the Perdeberg Family Festival! There is fun for the whole family. For grown-ups: taste great quality wines and enjoy live entertainment by Hugo Nieuwoudt, Viljoen Retief and MC Wolfgang Riebe. For the kids: petting zoo, puppet show, video games, face painting, balloon twisting and other games to enjoy under supervision! For All: gourmet fast food available that include steak rolls, chicken wraps, beef burgers as well as pancake, snack food and speciality baked goods. There will also be stalls that sell anything from jewellery, cushions, bath goodies, speciality oils, olives, handbags, toys, tattoo’s, cookie Dough and home-made sweets. Prices: R50 per adult | R20 under 18 via Computicket R60 per adult | R30 under 18 pre-purchased from Perdeberg Winery, or on the day of the event Free entry for children under 1 year Adult tickets include a branded glass & free wine tasting

Dates: 25 October and 01 November 2014 Time: 10h00 – 16h00 Venue: Perdeberg Winery | Voor-Paardeberg Road | Paarl l Tel: 021 869 8244 l

WE’VE BEEN TO AMERICAN EXPRESS® PLATINUM FINE DINING AWARDS HONOURS THE CREAM OF THE CROP RESTUARANTS IN A COMPETITIVE INDUSTRY In their 17th year since inception in 1999, the American Express® Platinum Fine Dining Awards continue to recognise excellence in fine dining, with 89 top restaurants honoured for 2015. These include five new entrants who have emerged as the latest platinum fine dining restaurants in South Africa. In true fine dining style, the Cape Town leg of the soiree was held at Cavalli Wine & Stud Farm in the Cape Winelands, an establishment that continues to provide exquisite culinary pleasures and experiences. The Johannesburg event was held on 8 September at Thava Indian Restaurant. ‘The Awards continue to reflect the country’s rising culinary spirit and serve as a catalyst in championing the enhancement of the fine dining industry and experience in South Africa. As the exclusive issuer of American Express® in South Africa, we are honoured to be associated with this initiative as it not only celebrates South African restaurateurs but also promotes fine dining,’ said Pamela White: Head: Corporate Card Services at Nedbank. The American Express® Platinum Fine Dining Awards continue to pay tribute to the country’s restaurants that consistently achieve excellence, creativity and providing an undeniably exquisite culinary experience. This year saw Tamsin Snyman, author, publisher and Academy Chair for the region African & the Indian Ocean Islands for The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards at the helm of the American Express® Platinum Fine Dining judging panel, having been handed the baton by long-time restaurant critic Victor Strugo who held this position since the inception of the awards. ‘The 2015 list of restaurants has stabilised considerably after the restaurant industry saw a lot of movement within the top echelon of restaurants in South Africa. This has persuaded us to revisit our judging criterion, which has been in place since inception. As such we worked carefully as a team to ensure the best quality restaurants are selected,’ said Snyman. Snyman explains that an additional condition for restaurants to be selected for these awards was the acceptance of the American Express® Card and their commitment to honouring one dinner reservation (for up to 4 people) by a Platinum Card member who books within four days of the desired dining date. ‘Despite the volatile and challenging economic conditions, we are encouraged to see that the fine dining industry remains strong, with 89 top restaurants continuing to deliver distinctive experiences for the prevailing palate of the discerning diners. It is against this backdrop that Nedbank and American Express® continue to celebrate restaurateurs that pride themselves in offering memorable experiences for diners,’ concludes White. The list of 2015 Award winners in the Western Province: Cape Peninsula (17) : Aubergine, Azure, Bistro Sixteen82, Bistrot Bizerca, Buitenverwachting, Catharina’s, The Foodbarn, GOLD Restaurant, The Greenhouse, Haiku; il Leone, Kitima, Myoga, Nobu, Planet Restaurant, Signal Cape Winelands (16) : 96 Winery Road, Bosman’s, Bread & Wine, De Grendel, Delaire Graff Restaurant, Fraai Uitzicht 1798, Grande Provence, Makaron, Mimosa Lodge, Overture, The Pavilion, Pierneef at La Motte, Reuben’s (Franschhoek), Rust en Vrede, The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français, Waterkloof Garden Route (6) : La Locanda (George), Zinzi (Plettenberg Bay), Serendipity (Wilderness), Transkaroo (Great Brak), Pembreys (Knysna), The Orchid Room (Knysna)


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Bringing people together and celebrating the good things in life Through a winding, leafy roadway atop a hill sits the elegant Flavours Restaurant situated at the exquisite Devon Valley Hotel in the Stellenbosch Valley. Sturdy white framed doors and windows encloses the wooden-floored dining area with numerous square tables draped in crisp white table cloths, sparkling crockery, sterling cutlery and high-back dark wooded dining chairs. Once seated and asked for your choice of still or sparkling water, scrumptious, warm homemade rolls will be served for you to enjoy while you decide on your dishes. As a starter, their fresh unique Red Salad consists of everything red; red salad leaves, beetroot, strawberries and more drizzled with a luscious raspberry vinaigrette. A light, yet satisfying starter. You may also try their Asparagus and Proscuitto, served with blackened red pimento. Both starters have hints of sweet and savoury, which set the tone for your upcoming dishes. Their Rack of Karoo Lamb with basil-pecan crust served with glazed naartjies is a top menu item. The sweet and acidic note of naartjies neutralizes the tastebuds in between mouthfuls, so each new bite is like a new experience. Another great option is the Saffron Truffled Line Fish served with Arborio risotto and saffron butter sauce. The fresh fish and the texture of the risotto complement each other well. Finish off your meal with a crisp sweet, mint ice-cream filled with crunchy chunks of dark chocolate. Vast collections of some of the Stellenbosch Valley wines are on offer. Try their Ghost Tree – Three Colours White house wine which is a blend of Chenin Blanc, Colombard, and a hint of Hanepoot; perfect for any seafood dish. The SylvanVale Pinotage Reserve 2005 is full-bodied with sweet cherry hints, this pairs well with any meat dish. Finish off your evening in the comfortable Cedarwood Lounge & Bar. Should you attend in the Summer season you can enjoy live music and wood fired pizzas in the luscious courtyard. Weddings, small parties and conference facilities are also available. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Flavours Restaurant is your home away from home with stunning views with beautifully-tasteful, stunningly-presented dishes.

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EASTERN FOOD BAZAAR A: The Wellington building, Darling Street T: 021 461 2458 www.easternfoodbazaar. HAIKU Exotic Asian cuisine A: 33 Church Street T: 021 424 7000 KITIMA Thai A: Kronendal Estate, 140 Main Rd, Hout Bay T: 021 790 8004/ 6 SAIGON Vietnamese A: Kloof Str.

T: 021 424 7670 TAKUMI Sushi A: 3 Park Road, Gardens T: 021 424 8879 WAKAME &WAFU Pacific Rim cuisine &Asian tapas A: 1st and 2nd Floor, Cnr Surrey Place and Beach Road Mouille Point T: 021 433 2377 WANG THAI A: Lagoon Beach Drive, Milnerton T: 021 551 9254 A: V&A waterfront T: 021 421 8702


T: 021 439 3494 F: 021 439 9225 E: 163 Beach Road, Mouille Point

ARNOLDS' A: 60 Kloof Str. T: 021 424 4344 DIAS TAVERN A: 15 Caledon Str. T: 021 465 7547 FERRYMANS A: Old Dock Master Building, Dock Road, Waterfront T: 021 419 7748 portfolio/ferrymans/ FIREMAN'S ARMS A: Corner Budengracht And Mechau Street T: 021 419 1513 FORESTERS ARMS A: 52 Newlands Ave. (Manson Rd.) T: 021 689 5949

MITCHELL'S BREWERY A: Old Dock Master Building, Dock Road, Waterfront T: 021 425 9462 www.mitchellsbrewery. com PEDDLERS ON THE BEND A: 13 Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia T: 021 794 7747 THE SLUG & LETTUCE A: 107 a Main Rd, Greenpoint T: 021 433 2081 A: 218 - 224 Long str. T: 021 424 7328 A: 64 Kloof St, Gardens T: 021 422 5325


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1800 A: The Cape Royal, 47 Main Rd T: 021 430 0506 www.18hundreddegrees. com &UNION A: 110 Bree Street T: 021 422 2770 THE BUTCHER SHOP & GRILL A: Beach Road, Muoille Point. T: 021 434 0813 www.thebutchershop.

www.knife-restaurants. MAMA AFRICA A: 178 Long Str. T: 021 426 1017 www.mamaafrica MARIMBA A: Cnr Coen Steytler & Heerengracht Road, Foreshore T: 021 418 3366 NV-80 A: The Point, 76 Regent Rd, First Floor, Sea Point T: 021 439 7112

NING BLACK MARLIN A: Main Road, Millers Point, Simons Town T: 021 876 1621 CARNE SA A: 70 Keerom St. T: 021 424 3460 DIAS TAVERN A: 15 Caledon Str. T: 021 465 7547 KNIFE A: corner of Century Blv. & Rialto Rd. T: 021 551 5000

THEO’S GRILL A: 163 Beach Road, Mouille Point T: 021 439 3494 On Facebook THE HUSSAR GRILL A: 107A, Main Road, Green Point T: 021 433 2081 A: 108 Camps Bay Drive, Camps Bay T: 021 438 4563 A: Steenberg Village Shopping Centre, Constantia T: 021 702 4094

INDIAN BUKHARA A: 33 Church Str. T: 021 424 0000 A: Shop no. 6264, Upper Level, Victoria Wharf T: 021 418 5700 A: Grand West Casino, Goodwood. T: 021 535 4444 A: corner of Drop & Bird Str. Stellenbosch. T: 021 882 9133 MAHARAJAH A: Corner of Kloofnek and Woodside roads,

Tamboerskloof. T: 021 424 6607 MASALA DOSA A: 165 Long Str. T: 021 424 6772 PASSAGE TO INDIA A: 2 Carnaby Centre, Marine Circle, Bloubergstrand. T: 021 557 5524 RG’S KABAB MAHAL A: 315 Main Road, Sea Point. T: 021 434 0008

INTERNATIONAL AUBERGINE A: 39 Barnett Str. T: 021 465 4909 BELUGA A: The Foundry, Prestwich Str., Green Point T: 021 418 2948/ 9 BLUES RESTAURANT A: The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay T: 021 438 2040 GRAND CAFÉ & BEACH A: Granger Bay Rd, off Beach Rd T: 021 425 0551 GRAND CAFÉ & ROOM A: 35 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay. T: 021 438 4253 HEMELHUIJS 71 Waterkant Street,

Cape Town Tel: 021 418 2042 MANO’S A: 39 Main Road T: 021 434 1090 MANO A MANO 5 Park Road Gardens Tel: 021 422 4415 ON THE ROCKS A: 45 Stadler Road, Bloubergstrand T: 021 554 1988 THE BUNGALOW A:Glen Country Club, 3 Victoria Road T: 021 438 2018 THE ROUNDHOUSE A: Round House Road (off Kloof Road), The Glen, Camps Bay T: 021 438 4347 www.theroundhouse

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DINING MEDITERRANEAN 95 KEEROM A: 95 Keerom Street T: 021 422 0765 BIESMIELLAH A: 021 423 0850 T: Wale & Pentz Street BURRATA A: 375 Albert Road, The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock T: 021 447 6505 IL LEONE MASTRANTONIO A: 22 Cobern Street, Green Point T: 021 421 0071 GIOVANNI’S A: 103 Main Road, Green Point T: 021 434 6893 www.giovannis LA PERLA A: Cnr Church & Beach Roads, Sea Point T: 021 434 2471

MEZEPOLI A: The Promenade, Victoria Rd, Camps Bay T: 021 438 1915 MYKONOS TAVERNA A: 343 Main Rd,Sea point T: 021 439 2106 On Facebook NONNA LINA A: 64 Orange Str. T: 021 424 4966 POSTICINO A: Cnr Main & Albany Roads, Sea Point T: 021 439 4014 / 3964 SABABA KITCHEN & DELI A: Shop 14, Piazza St. John, 395 Main Road, Sea Point T: 021 433 0507 A: 231 Bree St. T: 021 424 7480 www.sababa.withtank. com DIAZ TAVERN A: 15 Caledon Street T: 021 465 7547

SEAFOOD BAIA A: V&A Waterfront T: 021 421 0935 www.baiarestaurant. BLOWFISH RESTAURANT A: 1 MARINE Dr. Dolphin Beach, Tableview T: 021 556 5456 CODFATHER A: 34 The Dr. Camps Bay T: 021 438 0782/ 3 On Facebook OCEAN BLUE A:The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay T: 021 438 9838 / 9 ONS HUISIE A: Corner of Generaal Jansens,Road and Stadler Road, Bloubergstrand T: 021 554 1553 PANAMA JACKS A: Quay 500, Cape Town Harbour T: 021 447 3992 PARANGA A: The Promenade, Victoria Road Camps Bay T: 021438 0404 PIGALLE A: 57 A Somerset Road Green Point T: 021 421 4848 www.pigallerestaurants. THE LOOKOUT DECK A: Harbour Road T: 021 790 0900 www.thelookoutdeck. WILLOUGHBY & CO A: V&A waterfront T: 021 418 6115 www. willoughby

TAPAS CAFÉ EXTRABLATTE A: 79 Main Rd. T: 021 286 0460

FORK A: 84 long St. T: 021 424 6334

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LA PARADA A: 107 Bree Street T: 021 424 2235 RAFIKI’S A: 13 Kloof nek Rd, T: 021 286 0460 On Facebook RICK’S CAFÉ AMERICAIN A: 2 park Rd, Gardens

T: 021 426 4731/1100 REPUBLIC A: 44 Victoria Avenue, Hout Bay T: 021 790 7829 SOTANO A: 121 beach Rd. T: 021 439 5119 www.newmarkhotels. com

THE AMERICAS ALEXANDER BAR & CAFÉ Conversation bar A: 76 Strand St T: 021 300 1088

BEEFCAKES A: 40 Somerset Rd T: 021 425 9019 EL BURRO- Mexican A: 81 Main Road, Green Point T: 021 433 2364 FAT CACTUSMexican

A: 5 Park Rd T: 021 422 5022 KEENWA-Peruvian A: 50 Waterkant St T: 021 419 2633 HUDSONS- the burger joint A: corner of Portswood & Somerset Rd, Green Point T: 021 433 1496 PANCHO’S A: 127 Main Rd, Observatry T: 021 447 4854


Most venues also offer authentic entertainment to

accompany and compliment the experience. Please make sure to advice about times of shows when booking. ADDIS IN CAPE - Ethopian A: 41 Church Street T: 021 424 5722 THE AFRICA CAFE From Moroccan through Ethiopian and Zambian, all the way to Xhosa and Cape Malay. A: 108 Shortmarket street T: 032 422 0221 BIESMIELLAH - Cape Malay experience A: Wale & Pentz Streets, Bo-Kaap T: 021 423 0850 The CRYPT Jazz Restaurant A: 1 Wale St T: 021 424 8663 GOLD A vibrant, eclectic Pan-African experience A: 15 Bennett street, Greenpoint T: 021 421 4653 THE CAPE MALAY RESTAURANT The spicey, rustic colours of the Cape’s unique cuisine at the Cellars . A: 93 Brommersvlei Road Constantia T: 021 794 2149 LELAPA Traditional Township restaurant in Langa A: 49 Harlem Avenue, Langa T: 021 694 2681 MAMA AFRICA A: 178 Long Str. T: 021 426 1017

MARCO’S AFRICAN PLACE Indigenous African & Cape Malay Cuisine A: 15 Rose Lane Bo-Kaap, T: 021 423 5412 MOYO Sophisticated African experience A: Eden on the Bay Shopping Centre Bloubergstrand T: 021 554 9671 / 2 MOYO KIRSTENBOSCH T: 021 762 9585 NOON GUN TEA ROOM & RESTAURANT - Aromatic, Spicy, traditional Cape Malay food. Strictly Halaal. A: 273 Longmarket St. Signal Hill, Bo- Kaap. T: 021 424 0529

CHEF’S RESTAURANT BIZERCA BISTRO Cuisine: Down-to-earth food with exceptional skill and great passion Open:Lunch:Mon-Fri, 12pm-3pm. Afternoon bites:Mon-Sat, 2:30pm-6pm. Dinner: Mon-Sat, 6:30pm-10pm. Late night bites: Mon-Sat, 9:30pm-10:30pm A: 98 Shortmarket St‫‏‬ T: 021 423 8888 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 LA MOUETTE Cuisine: Exciting, modern French food with adistinctly Mediterranean flair by Henry Vigar Open: Dinner - Monday to Sunday, Lunch - Friday to Sunday A: 78 Regent Roa, Sea Point T: 021 433 0856 LA COLOMBE A: Constantia Uitsig Estate T: 021 794 2390 LA PETITE FERME A: Pass Road Franschhoek T: 021 876 3016 REUBEN’S A:Oude Stallen,19 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek T: 021 876 3772 THE RESTAURANT AT GRANDE PROVENCE Cuisine: The menus exude culinary excellence, with the signature dishes of the restaurant hitting all the right notes – fresh, palatable and delicious. Prepared from local fare and flavoured with global influences both modern and classical, the cuisine is characterised by a philosophy of innovation through passion and simplicity. Open: The Restaurant is open daily for lunch from 12h00 and dinner from 19h00. T: 021 876 8600 THE BOAT HOUSE Cuisine: An experience of Creativity, Adventure and Tastes. Booking is essential. A: 36 Beach Rd, Scarborough T: 021 780 1789 MONDIALL RESTAURANT A: Alfred Mall, V & A Waterfront T: 021 418 3003 Opening hours : 9am - 10pm

THE FOODBARN Cuisine: delicious and decadent ‘fine-dining’ style food but in a super relaxed and characterful old barn A: Noordhoek Farm Village, Corner Village Lane and Noordhoek Main Road T: 021 789 1390 THE POT LUCK CLUB & GALLERY Cuisine:an additional source of culinary and visual inspiration for diners from the house of Chef Luke Dale-Roberts. A: 6th floor of The Silo in The old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock T: 021 447 0804/ 1505 THE TEST KITCHEN Cuisine: Innovative creations by Luke Dale-Roberts Open: Lunch & Dinner - Tuesday to Saturday, A: The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock T: 021 447 2337 NOBU & REUBEN’S restaurants at the One & Only Hotel Cape Town are listed further ahead


Cape Town hotels are the home to some of the

finest dining experience that our city can provide as part of the indulging hospitality tradition. Reservation is highly recommended for all venues.


BOMBAY BRASSERIE Cuisine: Fine Indian Specialty dining

A: The Taj, CBD T: 021 819 2000 MEZBAAN Cuisine: Northern Indian ( Mughlai), Halaal A: Hilton Cape Town T: 021 481 3700 PLANET RESTAURANT Cuisine:Contemporary South African food served in impeccable surrounding A: Mount Nelson Hotel, Gardens T: 021 483 1948 SAVOUR Cuisine: Globel menu, available all day. A: 15 On Orange Hotel T: 021 469 8000 TWANKEY BAR Cuisine: Oyster & Champagne Bar A: The Taj, CBD T: 021 819 2000 THIRTY 7 Cuisine:Contemporary A: Westin Grand Arabella Quays T: 021 412 9999 THE PEPPER CLUB Cuisine: Continental A: The Pepper Club Luxury Hotel & Spa, T: 021 812 8888


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


BASCULE WHISKEY, WINE&COCKTAIL Cuisine: International A: Cape Grace Hotel T: 021 410 7100 DASH Cuisine: an elegant yet relaxed experience with a touch of drama in the presentation of the well-crafted menu. The menu focuses on the unique flavours of each ingredient, which, except for the caviar, are all sourced locally. A: Queen Victoria Hotel T: 021 418 1466 CASSIMA Cuisine: A la carte (Vegetarian) A: Table Bay Breakwater Boulevard, V & A Waterfront. T: 021 406 5000 SIGNAL RESTAURANT Cuisine: Creative Cape Cuisine A: Cape Grace Hotel T: 021 410 7080 NOBU Cuisine: Sublime Japanese Cuisine A: One & Only Hotel Cape Town T: 021 431 5111 REUBEN’S Cuisine: The creative menu of Chef Reuben Riffel A: One & Only Hotel Cape Town T: 021 431 5222 CLIPPER RESTAURANT Cuisine: Seafood Delicacies A: The Commodore Hotel T: 021 415 1000

Shop No. 3, Victoria Road, The Promenade, Camps Bay Tel: 021 438 9838/9 Email:

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DINING QUARTER RESTAURANT Cuisine: Fine Dining in the Cape Malay tradition A: The Portswood Hotel T: 021 418 3281 TOBAGO’S RESTAURANT Cuisine: International A: Radisson Blu, Granger Bay T: 021 441 3000 THE ATLANTIC GRILL Cuisine: International A: The Table Bay Hotel T: 021 406 5918 OYO Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean A: Victoria & Alfred Hotel T: 021 419 6677 SEA POINT KOI RESTAURANT Cuisine: Asian A: Ambassador Hotel, Bantry Bay T: 021 439 7258 SUNSET RESTAURANT Cuisine: International, Cape Malay evenings on Wednesday & Espetada special on Thursdays. A: the Peninsula Hotel T: 021 430 7777 TOP OF THE RITZ Cuisine: European Kitchen with a South African taste on a 360° revolving platform. A: Ritz Hotel T: 021 439 6988 OUT OF THE CITY CINCIN A: Colosseum Luxury Hotel, cnr Century Way & Century Boulevard, Century City T: 021 526 4000 KITIMA Cuisine: Our authentic Asian cuisine, prepared by





5-star Thai chefs. A: 140 Main Rd, Hout Bay T: 021 790 8004 MYOGA Cuisine:The emphasis is on contemporary fusion, with a myriad taste options. A: 60 Colinton Road, the Vineyard Hotel and Spa T: 021 657 4545 THE GREENHOUSE Cuisine: playfully combines international techniques and styles with local ingredients and flavours, resulting in dishes that surprise and leave a lasting impression. The 3 tasting menus and à la carte menu, expertly paired with superb wines from the surrounding wine region, will impress even the most seasoned of diners. A: The Cellar- Hohenort, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia T: 021 794 2137

HALAAL ANATOLI’S - Turkish A: 24 Napier St T: 021 419 2501 BISTRO 126 A: 126 Buitengracht St, Hilton Hotel T: 021 481 3700 BIHARI - Indian A: Paddock Shopping Centre,Milnerton T: 021 522 9894 EASTERN FOOD BAZAAR A: 96 Longmarket Street T: 021 461 2458 RAASOIE - Indian A: 115 Kloof Street Gardens T: 021 423 1777 SIMPLY ASIA

CBD City Sightseeing Cape Town Tour Office Long Street Interchange Point (Bus Stop 5), Company Gardens, CTICC: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Escape Caffé - Bree Street, Hemelhuijs - Waterkant Street, Lunchworks - Waterkant Street, Yourstruly - Long Street, Vida e caffé- Bree Street cnr Hans Strijdom Ave, Zula Bar- Long Street, &Union- Bree Street cnr Church Street DE WATERKANT Loading Bay & Origin Coffee Roasting Hudson Street, St Andrews Square. SEA POINT Atlantic Express - Regent Road, Bootlegger Coffee Company- Regent Road, Knead Bakery - The Point Shopping Centre on Regent Road, Sea Point Swimming Pool, Vida e caffé- Piazza St John on Main Road cnr St Johns

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A: V & A Waterfront / Heritage Square (CBD) T: 021 425 5555 THE CAPE MALAY FOOD MARKET A: Cape Quarter 1 Piazza Corner of Waterkant and Dixon Str. T: 021 418 2299 OCEAN BASKET –Seafood A: Cnr Main and Gabriel Road, Plumstead (All of Ocean basket food in all the branches is strictly Halaal) T: 021 761 0765

SOMETHING DIFFERENT GOURMET BOERIE Home of the South African Boerewors Roll. Don’t get confused by the different varieties. You can go for the full experience by taking the Boerie Sliders: a selection of 7 mini rolls that will cover all bases. A: : 8 Kloof Street, Gardens (Upper end of Long Street) T: 021 424 4208 Nü Health Food Café. Nü is more than good honest food - it’s about passion, sustainability and quality. The fusing of global trends with the finest locally sourced produces. A: Piazza St. John, 395 Main Road, Sea Point T: 021 439 7269 TRUTH COFFEE ROASTING An artisan coffee roaster of coffee passionate people. They select exquisite micro lots of green coffees. They then roast each one individually, to it’s optimum on a vintage cast iron drum probate with modern electronics. They then blend the single origins produced for each purpose. A: 36 Buitenkant Street T: 021 2000 440

GREEN POINT Big Route Deli- main Road, Vida e caffé Main Road, CAMPS BAY Café Caprice& Vida e caffé - Victoria Road GARDENS Arnolds Restaurant-Kloof St, Knead Bakery -Lifestyle on Kloof, 50 Kloof St, Vida e caffé Kloof St,, Wellness Warehouse-Lifestyle on Kloof, 50 Kloof St, Yourstruly-Kloof St

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The Houses Of Parliament are an architectural wonder. Gallery tickets are available from Room 12. Overseas visitors must present their passports. The parliament building, which also houses the Library of Parliament, is beautiful, with its central dome and Corinthian porticos and pavilions. You can also sit in the public gallery during a parliamentary session.The original designer, Charles Freeman, miscalculated the foundations and was replaced by Henry Greaves, who oversaw the building until completion in 1885. The new House of Assembly was designed by Sir Herbert Baker. A pedestrian walkway, Government Avenue, runs through the Company Gardens and provides easy access to Parliament and other nearby attractions are Greenmarket Square, the Castle of Good Hope and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Between July and January, guided tours take place from Monday to Friday: 11:00 and 14:00. Address: 90 Plein Street Tel: 021 403 2266 Cape Town website:

This unique museum entices visitors to experience the ancient, sometimes mystical relationship that exists between gold and the African continent through state - of - the art visuals and artistic displays. The museum is home to a collection of 350 West african gold artefacts as well as objects from the ancient gold civilizations of southern Africa. Martin Melck House, 96 Strand Street. Open: 09:30 - 17:00 T: 021 405 1540


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 MYCITI ROUTE 101 - STATION : GARDENS STOP: GOVERNMENT AVENUE

DIE HUGENOTE-GEDENKMUSEUM THE HUGUENOT MEMORIAL MUSEUM The Huguenot Memorial Museum elaborates on the history of the French Huguenots’ flight from France and settlement in the Franschhoek Valley at the Cape. Exhibitions include various tools used to make wine, clothes they wore and the culture and desire for a better life that they brought with them.


THE SPRINGBOK EXPERIENCE The museum section includes audio visual exhibits as well as historic rugby artifacts and compelling graphics on the first floor of the stand-alone building. An interactive ‘Springbok Trials’ zone, which tests rugby skills, as well as a flagship Springbok Retail Store are located on the ground floor. The site also includes a full-size set of illuminated rugby poles and, in due course, a sculpture garden featuring bronze handprints of national team captains. The Experience is designed to make rugby history accessible and inclusive. The Springbok Experience is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 10:00 to 18:00. Portswood House (near intersection of Portswood and Dock roads). MY CITI ROUTES A01, T01 & 104- STOP: BREAKWATER AND WATERFRONT

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. T: 021 466 7200 Visiting hours: Mon: 09:00 – 14:00 Tues – Sat. 09:00 – 16:00

For more info please visit or call 021 876 2532. Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 09h00 - 17h00 & Sunday 14:00 - 17:00 Good Friday & Christmas Day - CLOSED The Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek, South Africa, is dedicated to the cultural influences that Huguenots have brought to the Cape Colony (and ultimately the whole of South Africa) after their immigration during the 17th and 18th centuries. The monument was designed by J.C.Jongens, completed in 1945 and inaugurated by Dr. A.J van der Merwe on 17 April 1948.


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. MYCITI ROUTE 102 - STOP: UPPER SALT RIVER AND THEN A LITTLE WALK

MUSEUMS IN WINE ESTATES SPIER WINE ESTATE A small selection is displayed in the public spaces at Spier, including the Manor House, Conference Centre and Hotel. The work is rotated on an annual basis to give exposure to as many of the artists as possible, and to keep the spaces fresh and alive for visitors and staff. The art chosen for display aims to show the richness and diversity of the SA experience and artistic talent. Spier believes that the visual arts can provide both guests and staff with new insights, and challenge us to take a fresh look at our world and environment. Because of this, it is a powerful tool for transformation. Regular exhibitions are held in the Spier Old Wine Cellar Gallery. These also showcase works from the collection, and have an educational focus. 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. 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.

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AT V&A WATERFRONT The College of Magic presents the World of Magic with a cast of fantastical characters , grand illusion and theatrical wonder. As astonishment takes over and the impossible becomes reality. Takin g place on the Amphitheatre stage, you’ll be whisked away to a world of wonder and amazement where anyth ing can happen. Dazzling illusions, incredible magic and fun-filled fantasy for the whole family. V&A Waterfron t Amphitheatre, 6 - 10 October, 14:00, Cost: Free In celebration of World Animal Day on 4 October and National Animal week from 4 - 11 October 2014 the Cape of Good Hope SPCA will be hosti ng a “Cool Kids Care about Animals fundraiser in the Ahoy Play Area at the Waterfront from the 3 - 12 Octo ber. Bring the children (and yourselve s!) and show your support of animals by purchasing one or more of our walking pet balloons and / or be creati ve with our range of animal themed sandart. All proceeds will benefit the animals in the care at the Cape of Good Hope SPCA. 3 - 12 October, 9:00-19:00, Kids Ahoy Hut in the kids playground (outside the food court)

AT TWO OCEANS AQUARIUM Penguin Awareness Day. Saturday, 11 October is African the kids (or grown-ups, for There will be face painting ents, before all go eshm refr as l wel as er) for that matt and back, all in the Bay hor Anc e waddling down to Thre er emb to wear black and name of our fluffy friends. Rem white! ltimes for humans, the Animal feeds: Much like mea activity when food is of hive Aquarium becomes a ess a shark feed at 15h00 served! Come through to witn the Ocean Basket Kelp see or ber, on Sunday 12 Octo rday 11 October and Satu Forest’s feed at 12h00 on ber. Octo 15 Wednesday for any budding sea fans. Puppet shows: a must-see and have an important ve, racti inte They are fun, . They also come with a conservation message to them the Afrisam Children’s at Be k. boo vity acti companion 16h00 to join the fun. and 30 13h Play Centre at 10h30,

CINDERELLA any will be The Lilliput Children’s Theatre Comp rella, for Cinde , show -new brand performing their girl who ends schools. This story of a sad and lonely happily ever up marrying Prince Charming and living tales and fairy oved best-l `s after is one of the world by Elton John ed direct and n writte is ction produ this theatre and Duffy, who has been producing children`s . delighting audiences for the past 20 years ipation and It is filled with loads of audience partic r, Black Eyed Biebe Justin from songs lar popu es includ Roxette. Peas, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake and in 1993 and Cinderella was last performed in Cape Town production. al ssion profe first was Elton John Duffy’s and producing rming perfo of years 21 his rate celeb To has been quality children’s theatre, this production rewritten by Duffy with a modern twist. School) in Nassau Theatre (Groote Schuur High ts R55 from Ticke am. 10:00 at er Octob 11 4ands, Newl Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicke

AT CAPE TOWN SCIENCE CENTRE - Space Camp Campers can look forward to daily workshops & activities, dedicated Science Buddies, a Space Camp 2014 T-shirt and loads of Space Science fun! Space is limited to 20 children per Camp and spaces will be allocated on a firstcome-first-served basis. Tuesday 7 October – Friday 10 October, 9:00 – 13:00 daily Appropriate Age: 8 – 12 years. Cost (includes all activities and a Camp T-Shirt): Non CTSC members - R632 per child, CTSC Members – R480 per child. To book your space email, call 021 300 3200 or book directly at the Ticket Office at the Cape Town Science Centre.

THE RIDING CENTRE the Disa River in the The Riding Centre is situated next to equestrian activities. us vario s offer and Bay Hout heart of catering for all ages OL SCHO G RIDIN a Although it is mainly a livery service as well and levels of riding, it also offers the Western Province as being one of the only schools in where vaulting is offered. venue for CHILDRENS The Riding Centre is a fantastic are organised during BIRTHDAY PARTIES. Various activities riding camps and de inclu h whic DAYS HOLI the SCHOOL lovely CHILDRENS a have We courses, fun days and events. birds, guinea pigs. its, rabb some as well as UND PLAYGRO also available while Coffee, refreshments and snacks are the children enjoy the outdoors. Bay – Tel 021-790 5286, The Riding Centre, Main Road, Hout iafric tre@ gcen ridin Email:


CAPE TOWN CITY BALLET A new children`s production Thumbelina. This Cape Town City Ballet Youth Project will tell the much - loved Hans Christian Anderson story of the little fairy princess and her journey from being born in an acorn, to marrying the handsome fairy prince, Cornelius. Artscape, 24 October - 1 November at 10:00am Tickets R70 from Computicket: 083 915 8000,

CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL Africa’s biggest kite festival. All profits go towards helping Cape Mental Health provide vital services to adults and children in resource- poor communities. Bring your own kite, buy one at the festival – or join in one of the kite-making workshops on Or just come along to see amazing kite creations from around the world. 1 & 2 November, Axminster Rd, Sand Vlei, Muizenburg, 10am – 6pm, tickers: R 10 – R 30

THE ICE STATION The big arena is a full size, Olympic ice rink that gives the opportunity to experience the skill and effort that professional ice skaters puts into their passion. Having a birthday party at the ice rink means two and a half fun filled hours of healthy activity that does wonders in burning off that excess energy, giving you a chance to sit and relax while the Party Hostess looks after your guests. The Mini Arena, located in the center of Gandwests’ casino food court is a relaxed, fun way to let the kids play and interact in a divers environment. The Ice Station at GrandWest Casino, 021 535 2260,


xperience the best of Cape Town’s world-famous destinations with MyCiTi, the safe, reliable and convenient bus system that now goes further than ever. Explore the city’s historic heart – from Greenmarket Square to the Grand Parade, the Bo-Kaap, Castle and District 6 and the Company’s Garden. Unwind in the entertainment zones of Long and Kloof streets, Green Point and the Atlantic Seaboard strip. Visit the V&A Waterfront, Africa’s premier shopping and leisure destination and Century City. Cool down in sparkling waters at Camps Bay, Hout Bay, the Sea Point Pavilion and Bloubergstrand. Kitesurf Big Bay or take a bike along the cycle paths to Melkbosstrand.

For the best view in town, ascend Table Mountain on foot or by cableway, using the new 110 MyCiTi bus route along Tafelberg Road to the Cableway station. Connect using 106 or 107 which runs from Waterfront Silo to Camps Bay and back, alighting at the Kloof Nek stop. Get your myconnect card for R35 at any MyCiTi station kiosk or participating retailers. Ride in comfort between the Airport and the Civic Centre or on to the Waterfront from just R47.40. Buses leave the Airport station every 30 minutes from 04:45 to 22:52, seven days a week. Plan your best time ever with MyCiTi’s innovative online trip planner – see

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Charles Matthews Gerwyn Owen



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Charel Uys Disa


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Neil Hare

Charles Duminy Tom Henshilwood


Colebrook Bengal Grosvenor Alberto Dahlia

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232 Atlantis - Avondale - Protea Park - Atlantis Industria West

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251 Century City - Montague Gardens

Hol Bay La Paloma Water’s Edge Marine

230 Duynefontein - Melkbosstrand

217 Parklands - Table View - Big Bay - Melkbosstrand

216 Sunningdale - Wood Drive - Wood

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109 Hout Bay - Imizamo Yethu - Sea Point - Civic Centre

108 Hout Bay - Hangberg - Sea Point - Civic Centre

107 Waterfront Silo - Civic Centre - Camps Bay (anti-clockwise)

106 Waterfront Silo - Civic Centre - Camps Bay (clockwise)

105 Sea Point - Fresnaye - Civic Centre

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102 Salt River Rail - Walmer Estate - Civic Centre


103 Oranjezicht - Gardens - Civic Centre


101 Vredehoek - Gardens - Civic Centre


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Queens Beach


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Van Lower Riebeeck Reservoir


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Lower Victoria Princess Princess West East



Chas Booth



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Coronation Coronation West East


Paarden Eiland




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Mount Helgarda Rhodes


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Barley Bay

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Ludwig’s Garden

Belle Ombre

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Ben Nevis



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Upper Portswood

Sea Point High


Sea Point Library




Granger Bay



Three Anchor Bay



Mouille Point



Nobel Square




The Castle

Convention Centre




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Somerset Hospital

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St James

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Steve Biko

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Harbour Shimmy Beach Club: South Arm Road in the prestigious V&AHarbour Waterfront. Tel:021 200 7778. Granger Bay Grand Café on the Beach: Granger Bay Road, Tel: 021 425 0551, Mouille Point Wakame & Wafu: 1st floor, Corner of Beach Road & Surrey Place, Tel: 021 433 2377, Sotano :121 Beach Road, Tel: 021 433 1757 Pepenero: No. 1, Two Oceans Beach, Bay Road, Tel: 021 439 9027, Theo’s Grill: Ground Floor, New Cumberland Building, 163 Beach Road, Tel: 021 439 3494 Sea Point La Vie: SABC building, Beach Rd, La Perla: Beach Rd, Tel: 021 439 9538, Winchester Mansion: 221 Beach Road‫‏‬, Tel: 021 434 2351, Camps Bay Grand Café & Room: 35 Victoria Road, Tel: 021 438 4253, The Bungalow Restaurant & Lounge: 3 Victoria Road, Clifton, Tel: 021 438 2018. Ocean Blue: 3 The Promenade, Victoria Rd, Tel: 021 438 9838 The Round House: Round House Road (off Kloof Road), The Glen, Tel: 021 438 4347, Tuscany Beach: 41 Victoria road, camps bay beachfront. Tel: 021 438 1213 Hout Bay The Lookout Deck: Harbour Rd, Tel: 021 790 0900,

Table View (across the bay) Ons Huisie Restaurant: 18 Generaal Jansen Road, Blaauwberg, Tel: 021 554 1553 Bowfish Restaurant: Dolphin Beach Hotel, 1 Marine Drive Blouberg, Tel: 021 556 5464, Durbanville wine route Bloemendal Restaurant: Positioned on top of one of the highest hills in the Northern Suburbs,with a panoramic view of 270° the Cape Peninsula and perfect picture opt of Table Mountain you are sure

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to experience the best sunset moments ever...A buffet Restaurant that serves Cape Cuisine. Open 7 days a week, 7am to midnight. Tel: 021 975 7575,

DINNER & SHOW AMAZINK AmaZink Live is nestled on the edge of Stellenbosch town within Kayamandi, which is made up of a myriad of winding streets, and corrugated iron sheet houses. This first of its kind township dinner theatre experience is hailed as one of the top Stellenbosch bucket list activity by locals and tourists alike. AmaZink Live welcomes guests with warm hearts, merry painted faces and delights you with the finest ‘kasi’ cuisine complimented by world class entertainment that will ignite your passion and enchant your spirit. Gather your friends and family to complete your Bucket List every Friday evening. Ensure you reserve your African musical dining adventure as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as the demand is ever increasing. Visit for details or book via BEEFCAKES In 1959, a practically nude man, oiled, with rippling muscles, struck a pose and the camera went “click”. The Beefcake was born! Since that moment men (and yes women too) have been admiring the male form and drooling over their fine physiques. Meanwhile hungry Americans were creating a mouth-watering jaw-dropping masterpiece to fill their increasing waists: a half-pound beef burger appropriately named a Beefcake. What better way to combine both fine form and fine food that at Beefcakes Burger Bar. Inspired by the heydays of the 1950’s and the trend setting styles of Miami South Beach where Flamingos flock to be surrounded by over the top drag performers, camp chic and a touch of madness. Beefcakes is open from Mon – Sat, Noon till Midnight, Nightly drag shows, Booking essential 0214259019 or for more info visit BLOEMENDAL RESTAURANT MEDIEVAL NIGHTS Bloemendal Restaurant is positioned on top of one of the highest hills in the Northern Suburbs. With a panoramic view of 270° the Cape Peninsula, you are sure to experience the best sunset moments ever... On arrival to the Medieval Night experience guest will be helped by the cavaliers (waitrons) to a glass of sweet wine or juice and help them to get dressed in the proper medieval gear, they will no longer be known as guests but Lords and ladies. All the lords and ladies will then have a chance to get a drink, mingle before the proceedings starts. No glasses are allowed. The court Jester will brief the king and queen in advance before he enters the court and introduce himself to the “peasants” who are visiting the kingdom. In good faith they will obey and respect the chosen king and queen. Whilst explaining the rules the Jester will make a few jokes and throw the peasants (lords and ladies behaving badly or not listening) into the dungeon or stocks. When the rules are done starters will be served and the Jester will leave the venue until

everyone has had starters. The jester will return after starters have been served and then proceed. If there are speeches it is preferred that it is to be done after starters to get all the formal proceedings done as the medieval party is about letting your hair down and enjoying your selves. After that the King and Queen will have a chance to throw peasants into the dungeons, have them sing songs for them and congratulate Lords and Ladies who have impressed them so far by drowning them in a goblet of wine. We will then move on to main course and it is tradition that before main course is served the king and queen will be entertained by each table performing a song, the table who does this the best will receive main course first. The Jester will once again leave the court. Once main course is finished the Jester will return and over throw the kingdom so that the dance floor can be opened. Address: Bloemendal Wine Estate, Durbanville. Tel: 021 975 7575 PIGALLE Pigalle restaurants award winning dining experience has defined itself as a glamorous venue for every occasion. Pigalle has defined itself as the epitome of fine dining in a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. A menu to suit all palates and pockets and catering for the city’s Who’s Who- The ideal venue for those seeking the grown up decadence of great food, fine wine and seductive Jazz. Pigalle is Cape Town’s premier live dinner and Jazz venue, with their resident band playing from Monday to Saturday, 7 until late. Pigalle brings you the best of Sultry Swing, Seductive Jazz and Sexy Salsa music from top South African Artists. For bookings: Address: 57A Somerset Road, Greenpoint Tel: 021 421 4848 RICHARD’S SUPPER STAGE Kaapse Stories from the Mother City Is an exciting vibrant new musical revue which offers a blend of humorous storytelling, powerful and emotional songs and likable performers unique only to Cape Town. Intimate and enchanting, the show allows the audience to get to know and meet the Kleintjies family whilst giving us an insight into a vigorous cosmopolitan community that thrived at the foot of Table Mountain in District Six. Time: Doors open at 19:00 for 19:30 Price: R420pp (includes the show, a delicious 4- course dinner and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival) Address: 229A Main Rd, Sea Point Tel: 021 434 4497/ 021 433 1340 STARDUST If you are looking for a dining experience filled with flamboyance, excitement, celebration and mouth-watering fare... Look no further than Stardust- the unique theatrical dining adventure. Amid serving their tables the scrumptious variety of Mediterranean and North African themed cuisine, you can expect to be amused and delighted by your multi-talented waiters. The singers, dancers, comedians and musicians will take you on a journey of wonder and revelry. The entertainment begins at 20.00 and often continues well past midnight, so make sure you leave your glass slippers at home! Address: 118 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. Tel: 021 462 7777. Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 16:00 pm till 02:00 am

HOURS LATE HOUR MARKETS CITY BOWL FOOD MARKET Open on Thursday: 16:30-20:30, Saturday: 9:00- 14:00 City Bowl Market on Hope brings together a variety of fine foods, drinks and people. You will experience an ancient way of shopping in a modern context at a high quality food market in Cape Town’s City Bowl. It’s not just the sheer quality of the food on offer that makes City Bowl Market on Hope special – it is also about the people and the place. The market is populated by a community of remarkable individuals, all of whom care deeply about the food and drink on offer. Many of the stallholders are themselves producers – people who grow, rear or bake the food that they sell. 14 Hope Street, Gardens,

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BAY HARBOUR MARKET IN HOUT BAY, where the vibe is “sommer Lekker”! Open on Friday: 17:00-21:00, Saturday and Sunday: 9:30- 16:00 From the vivacious colours of local arts and crafts and the delicious scent of freshly baked bread to the melodic tones of an animated guitarist or the festive banter of local traders, the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay is an embodiment of creative South African energy and vibrancy. A bustling and busy market, this weekend wonderland of exquisite art, craft, fashion and food is a gathering ground for people of all ages and cultures. 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay.

AFTERNOON TEA AT MOUNT NELSON HOTEL Enjoy delicate finger sandwiches filled with rare roast beef and rocket, smoked salmon, egg mayonnaise or cucumber, followed by delectable dark chocolate cake, lemon meringue and freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves. Adding a special local flavour is a typical South African milk tart, called “melktert” in Afrikaans. Dress: smart casual. Daily, 14:30-17:30. Price: R235 per person, R120 per child under 12. WEDNESDAY DINING AT THE PENINSULA HOTEL The Cape Malay Evening takes your sense of taste and smell through one of the culinary cultures that the Cape has to offer, with a 3 course meal at R125 per person. Make booking on 021 430 7777 TASTING MENU AT SIGNAL RESTAURANT, CAPE GRACE HOTEL Hundreds of years ago, sailors braved high seas and unchartered territories to introduce the world to the wonders of fragrant herbs and spices. In their own way, that’s what they do at Signal in Cape Grace. You are invited to plot a culinary course over the Cape’s ancestral landscape, tasting flavours and ingredients encompassing responsible and sustainable food practices and dishes crossing worldwide borders. Food and Wine Pairing Menus are going to be a strong feature at Cape Grace in 2014 by matching each dish on the Tasting Menu with one of their wines. For bookings call 021 410 7080 or email

Centrally positioned on the sea side ”village” of Sea Point. It’s the closest centre to all major banks offering plenty of undercover parking with a Woolworths food and clothing store, a Words worth Book store, specialized music store, all female grooming needs, namely Skin Tonic and Treat Hair Bar, stylish Jewellers, Shelley & Harry, convenience upmarket deli, Sebaba, stunning men & ladies fashion, Cleo, Diabolica, Inner Secrets Lingerie, la Bottega, Rampage Boutique & Thomas Marche Fashion, a well run Absolute Pets store, Coppez Optometrist for all your prescription and fashion glasses, Jouber & Monty biltong kiosk, Ocean Basket for all your seafood cravings, Thai Cafe and new to the Piazza, Vida E Cafe & Numi Health Cafe with a Yoghurt Ice Cream outlet coming soon.The centre offers a wonderful ambience with open air courtyard and adjacent play gym for the kids to enjoy surrounded by a beautiful new mosaic fountain to relax one and add to the mood bathrooms will soon be upgraded. Lines 108 and 109, Woodlands station

NOBU LITE AT THE ONE & ONLY CAPE TOWN A recent addition to Nobu Cape Town’s dining experience is the NobuLite Menu which includes delicious platters, suitable for up to four guests. These platter options are available daily in Nobu Lounge from 6pm to 8pm and every Thursday, a popular DJ will entertain you. Specials on cocktails and some signature Nobu items will also be available. Options include: NobuLite Platter (R465): Beef Kushiyaki, Chicken Anticucho, Pork Belly and Beef New Style; PescetarianLite Platter (R465): Salmon and Tuna Tacos, Hot Miso Chips, Tuna Tataki with Ponzu, Tuna Tempura Roll and Salmon Anticucho Skewers; Vegetarian Lite Platter (R245): Nasu Miso, Broccoli Chili Salsa, Shojin Tempura, Sautéed Spicy Vegetables and Vegetable Cut Roll. Seating is limited. To reserve your table call Restaurant Reservations +27 21 431 4511 or +27 21 431 5888 or mail to AFTERNOON TEA AT THE ONE & ONLY CAPE TOWN Afternoon Tea features a rich selection of teas and coffees, presented with carefully selected “sweet pleasures”. All items are prepared in the unique style of the One&Only, originating from the classic French art of patisserie, with local innovation and inspiration. An Afternoon Tea buffet is offered from 14:30 – 17:30 daily, at R185 per person, inclusive of selected teas and coffees. Make booking on 021 431 4511 or 021 431 5888 PRICES ARE SUBJECTED TO CHANGE PLEASE BE UPDATED AT THE TIME OF BOOKING

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Metropolitan Life Centre, 7 Coen Steytler Ave, City Bowl

WEEKEND SCENE GREAT GATHERINGS BAY HARBOUR- THE MARKET OF HOUT BAY Open Friday: 17:00-21:00, Saturday 9:30 - 16:00 and Sunday: 9:30- 16:00, 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay.

The New Treetop Canopy Walkway In celebration of its Centenary (1913- 2013), Kirstenbosch botanical gardens chose to add this spectacular project that would be a unique and permanent feature to the venue. This special walkway is a perfect means to mark the occasion. It was built purely from bequest money which has been left to Kirstenbosch by numerous donors, but predominantly Mary Mullins. It is also a fantastic opportunity to take people into the treetops, a place with a distinctive ecology that is generally inaccessible. From here people can experience the forest from high above the ground and also see birds and other animals that are generally elusive. One can experience an entirely new world of tree dynamics - how the treetops move in the wind and how the crowns of the trees interact with one another. The walkway then bursts through and above the canopy, giving you an impression of what it is like to be above the forest. At this point, the walkway provides spectacular 360 degree vistas comprising of Cape Town and the surrounding majestic mountain slopes. Adding to the exceptionality of this modern feature is the fact that the walkway is fully wheelchair accessible. The design of the walkway is envisaged as a sinuous, lightweight, non-intrusive steel structure, which supports a slatted timber deck, and snakes its way into, through and over the ever-changing tree canopy. The structure, comprising ribs and a structural spine, inspired by a snake’s, is supported on slender steel columns intertwined with creepers. On site, the pieces were bolted together and mounted on top of long columns much like a giant mechanic set. The walkway takes advantage of the sloping ground and starts and ends within the arboretum, so there is almost no visual impact from the lawns and walks in the garden. There are no mechanical or electrical aspects to the walk and the gentle gradients will easily raise visitors to over 11 meters above ground and is about a 130 meters long. There is no extra charge for this added feature. A normal garden entry ticket is all that is required.

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Opening/Closing times of the garden: September to March 08h00am -19h00pm, and from April to August 08:00-18:00 every day.

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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. Top Musical Talents Rock the Bay Harbour Sound Stage: The Bay Harbour Sound Stage at the Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay is a popular platform for the country’s most exciting musical talents to showcase their abilities. From jiving jazz to awesome acoustic performances, the market comes alive every weekend with eclectic sounds from across the country. The market attracts a wide-ranging audience with a keen interest in all things home-grown, with a consciousness for recycling! NEIGHBOURGOODS MARKET Every Saturday rain or shine 9:00 – 14:00, the old biscuit mill - 373 Albert road, Woodstock, Features over a 100 specialty traders every Saturday. It is as much a source for farm fresh as well as organic foods and locally produced specialty goods, as it is a meeting point to enjoy community, swap ideas and stories, and become educated about what we buy and eat by going directly to the source. The Neighbourgoods Market has been created along ethical, eco-friendly and organic lines, to offer a wide range of products from the extended community of Cape Town. A calendar of seasonal events, specialty festivals, and live music feature throughout the year. ORANJEZICHT CITY FARM The Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) is a non-profit project celebrating local food, culture and community through urban farming in Cape Town. It is located next to the corner of Sidmouth Avenue and Upper Orange Street, Oranjezicht, adjacent to Homestead Park. Their own product market is held every Saturday in Homestead Park adjacent to the Farm in Upper Orange Street, Oranjezicht, the OZCF Market Day is a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers. At the OZCF Market customers can do weekly food shopping (veg, fruit, bread, organic dairy, free-range eggs, honey, muesli etc), try out some delicious cooked and raw foods and be inspired about helping to build an alternative food system. Additionally, customers can buy edible plants and seedlings, compost and gardening supplies and equipment. Traders make every effort to create links between the OZCF, history/tradition and a sense of place, through labeling, using seasonal produce, etc.

Educational talks and events are linked to the market and there are plenty of activities for kids such as storytelling, planting, craft, yoga and more. OZCF Market Day every Saturday 9am to 2pm (all weather). Guided self-harvest on Wednesdays 4-6pm and Saturdays (9am to Noon) weather permitting.

SENSATIONAL EXPERIENCES SOUTHREN SUN- THE CULLINAN A traditional and classic Sunday lunch buffet- Roasted Beef, Yorkshire puddings, a selection of decedant desserts and more. R185 per person.Served between 12:30- 14:30. For bookings: 021 415 4000. SATURDAY JAZZ LUNCH Time: Jazz Musician, Jeremy Oliver, will delight Jazz enthusiast from 12:30 to 14:30 To make a booking contact restaurant reservations on 021 437 9029 or Sit back and feast your senses to the beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean, tantalising lunch and pacifying sounds of live jazz in our award-winning Azure Restaurant. SERENDIPITY SUNDAY Available in The Azure Restaurant priced at R 270 per person. To make a booking contact restaurant reservations on 021 437 9029 or The Azure Restaurant with its outstanding à la carte menus and generous Sunday buffet is the perfect venue for family Sunday Lunch, typical dishes include roasted butternut, feta, and plum tomato salad; Oriental prawns, spring rolls with sweet chilli sauce; roasted lamb with mint jus; and oven-roasted sirloin with rosemary gravy. Our Sommelier can suggest a perfect wine pairing for each item on the menu all accompanied with live music. HARVEYS JAZZ BRANCH AT WINCHESTER MANSIONS HOTEL: For enquiries & bookings contact on 021 434 2351 or email at

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Allow them to start your week completely relaxed while the live Jazz band sets the mood.Receive a complimentary Sunday Newspaper and a glass of bubbly on arrival and enjoy anything from eggs, sushi, dessert and loads more from our buffet for R250 per person.

LOCAL BREWERIES DARLING BREW Darling Brew’s taproom, SLOW QUARTER is located in the main road of Darling, just up the road from where the concept of Darling Brew was first created. About an hour drive from town. Slow Quarter aims to pair each of the Darling Brew craft beers with a selection of inspired light meals that enhance the unique flavours found in our artisan beers. All produce used in the making of meals is locally sourced, free range and organic. Thus embodying the SLOW lifestyle that the Darling Brew brand represents. HOURS: Slow Quarter is open Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 18:00 and on Fridays from 10:00 – 20:00 (except Christmas day) and 7 days a week during school holidays. CONTACT SLOW QUARTER: 022 492 3798, 5 Main Road, Darling For groups larger than 8 please book to avoid disappointment. DEVIL’S PEAK BREWING COMPANY The Taproom of Devils Peak Brewery is a restaurant and bar inside the brewery premises. Where Devils Peak makes beer to the mantra of “Truth to Material”, they serve an exciting menu that already has established greats like the chefs unique bite-sized Cheese Burger, his legendary Pulled Pork Sandwich and many more dishes to choose from. Prawn Pasta, Reubens Sandwich, Vegetarian Pizza and Beer-battered Fish and Chips are some of the dishes designed to enhance your beer drinking pleasure at The Taproom. They also offer a beer and food pairing board at R100 for those who want something a little different. In addition to the four Founder Series beer, The Taproom is also the place toTDurham Ave, Salt River Phone: 021 200 5818

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HELLO WINELANDS UNUSUAL PAIRINGS SPICE ROUTE WINE ESTATE The traditional wine tasting has been revolutionized in this estate. In addition to a wine & chocolate journey you also have the chance to have Biltong tasting - traditional cured South African game meets. The Barley & Biltong Emporium is a truly unique offering to South Africa. With one of the best view of Table Mountain, The Barley & Biltong is a beer garden with a local twist. Beer and biltong lovers can look forward to tasting a selection of beer well-complimented with Kudu, Beef and Springbok biltong. Guest can purchase and enjoy their beer and biltong in the beer garden, while enjoying the spectacular view of the Paarl Winelands and Table Mountain. A dedicated chocolate tasting made by resident chocolatier, DV Artisan Chocolates- crafted by the De Villiers family and is one of few ‘Bean to Bar’ micro batch chocolatiers in the world. All DV Artisan Chocolates are hand-crafted and available for tasting on the farm. The Cape Brewery Company, also known as CBC, is producing and offering a wide range of beers using only the finest ingredients, state of the art equipment and is made by the highly skilled Brewmaster, Wolfgang Koedel. Beer lovers can look forward to viewing facilities where they can follow the entire beer production process and thereafter taste it either on tap or bottled at the tasting stations. Open 7 days a week. VAN RYN'S BRANDY DISTILLERY The Brandy tasting varies into a whole pallet of options: coffee &Chocolate pairing, cheese and charcuterie platter, brandy cocktails and the Florentine Collection Reserve tasting. Open Mon- Fri 9:00-18:00, Sat 9:00-16:00, and Sun 11:00-16:00

Tasting Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 17:30, Saturday & Public Holidays: 09:30 - 15:30, Sunday: 09:30 - 14:30 DELHEIM ESTATE Delheim Wine Estate now whips up a decadent Cupcake & Wine Pairing for an impromptu party in the mouth, whilst discovering an array of estate wines on offer at this legendary Stellenbosch Estate. This decadent treat costs R75 per person and comprises four exquisite cupcakes matched with a specific Delheim wine. First up to fulfill that ‘fairies dancing on the tongue’ feeling is Rooibos Cupcake infused with lemon and topped with a cream cheese and honey icing, which is paired with the Delheim Unwooded Chardonnay for a fun, fruity and fresh start. The wine’s vibrant citrus aromas and mineral undertones cut through and complement the sweeter taste profile of the confection and uplift the subtle Rooibos nuances. Next up is the exotic Pomegranate Cupcake matched with the ever-popular Delheim Pinotage Rosé. The strawberry and raspberry kisses combined with the perfumed floral notes in the wine pair well and accentuate the grenadine flavoured, ‘wish-i-could-lick-the-bowl’ cream cheese icing. A traditional African Makataan Cupcake festooned with makataan (wild melon) syrup icing shares the spotlight with the Delheim Chardonnay Sur Lie. The citrus, stone fruit and mineral notes of the wine add a gentle, refreshing twist to the melon’s tropical-tinted and somewhat tart taste. It is a superb crowd-pleasing combo with flavours that merge and mellow with subtle sweetness. The tasting ends on decadent high with Pumpkin Cupcake paired with the Delheim Pinotage. This mouthwatering morsel is made with farm grown pumpkin, spiced up with star anise, cinnamon and nutmeg and topped with pickled pumpkin. Exuding black cherry, plum and red berry fruit backed by dark chocolate and floral notes, the wine peaks at mid-palate and then fades to the rear to allow the distinct flavor of the cupcake to return for the grand finale. The Delheim Cupcake & Wine Pairing is on offer seven days a week at the tasting room – between 9:00 and 16:30 – and pre-bookings are essential. To book this tantalising experience for you and your friends contact Delheim Estate at Tel: 021 888 4600 or send an email to

WORLD CLASS RESTAURANTS BRENAISSANCE WINE & STUD ESTATE They pair their wines with hand-made, freshly baked pizza with different toppings to suit each of the tasted wines. Open Wed - Sat 11:00 - 19:00, Sun 11:00 - 17:00 & Public Holidays J.C. LE ROUX Famous for its nougat tasting, the House of J.C. Le Roux also offers a selection of mouth-watering meringues and marshmallows to pair with five exquisite J.C. Le Roux Cap Classique and sparkling wines. Booking Essential. Call (021) 865 8200

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LA PETITE FERME A feast of culinary delights that beguile and entertain.The food reflects the creative energy and raw talent of a dedicated staff combined with an abundance of fresh local ingredients.The restaurant has furthermore been listed by Conde Nast Traveller as one of the top 15 'Best Value' establishments in the world. Tel: 021 876 3016 TERROIR RESTAURANT One of the most sought-after gourmet destinations in the Cape winelands, placing Stellenbosch

prominently on the culinary map. The restaurant is located on Kleine Zalze, a family owned wine farm that has risen to prominence both in South Africa and internationally thanks in particular to its award-winning Chenin Blanc and Shiraz. The setting, under historic oak trees with views over the De Zalze golf course and surrounding gardens and vineyards, is both refined and relaxed. It’s the perfect environment in which to enjoy a fine meal matched to excellent wines. Open: Monday - Saturday (Lunch & Dinner), Sunday (Lunch Only). Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30, Dinner: 18:30 - 21:30. Tel: 021 880-8167 or visit

GRANDE ROCHE An aura of timeless elegance sets the tone for Bosman's Restaurant in Grande Roche, where fine dining and attentive service is the order of the day. It is named one of the top ten restaurants in South Africa and one of the top 100 restaurants in the world. These richly-deserved accolades are recognition of the magic harmony of flavours and textures that are the hallmark of a truly magnificent dining experience with unsurpassable service and stunning views across the Paarl valley. The fine dining Bosman’s menus are served seven days a week during summer months and Thursday – Sundays in the rest of the year. Tel: 021 863 510

WINE CENTRES KWV Situated in the heart of Paarl, KWV has something for everyone with their range of over 100 KWV products. The KWV Wine Emporium offers sparkling wines, natural wines, fortified wines, liqueurs and brandies, a variety of tasting experiences, and frequent cellar tours conducted in English and German. Visit the KWV Sensorium and taste a selection of our award-winning wines and brandies while you drink in the beauty of our collection of South African masterpieces. Open: Mon- Sat (incl. public holidays): 9:00- 16:30, Sun: 11:00- 16:00 DIE BERGKELDER The characterful Die Bergkelder Wine Centre in

Stellenbosch is the proud Home of Fleur Du Cap wines, offering wine lovers one of the most rewarding wine experiences in the Cape. You will get the chance to taste an inspiring range of award-winning Fleur de Cap wines, all in the charming setting of the famous “Cellar in the Mountain” Die Bergkelder is tucked under the steep slopes of the historic Papegaaiberg. A footpath takes you along the banks of the Plankenburg River, where in harvesting season you could see the tipping of red wine grapes. Crossing a footbridge flanked by lush gardens you will reach the “Cellar in the Mountain”.

and destinations in the Bottelary Wine Route, a sub-wine route of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes. The wine centre is the first of its kind in South Africa and it includes wine sales, wine tastings, a wine-per-glass facility and information centre to promote all the wine producers who are part of Bottelary. Only wines certified as Wine of Origin Stellenbosch District are for sale at the centre and all the wines on the shelves are tested and approved by a panel. The Bottelary Hills Wine Centre serves as a mouthpiece and source of information of the wines and experiences that the tourists and local wine lovers can enjoy in our part of the Winelands. , 021 865 2955


This unique underground bottle-maturation cellar is the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Thousands of bottles of wine are laid down in this tranquil setting, guarded serenely by old French oak maturation casks. These casks bear carvings of various famous Cape wine landmarks and events. THE VINOTÈQUE at Bergkelder- How about enjoying a quality wine that has been stored in perfect conditions under the watchful eye of experts, delivered to your door free of charge once it has reach perfect maturation? Kept in ideal conditions - temperature ± 14 °C, 85% humidity, low light level and an almost complete lack of vibration - the quality of your wine is guaranteed. In the world of fine wine, the word Provenance is becoming more important. Simply put, Provenance means origin or source. It is crucial when buying or selling older vintages, that you know where and how the wine has been stored or matured, to ensure that you are able to enjoy the wine in perfect condition. At the Bergkelder Vinotèque they only offer wines with impeccable condition and provenance. Make your selections from outstanding brands! Open: 09:00 - 17:00 on weekdays & 09:00 – 14:00 on Saturdays. Tel: 021 809 8025, Tel: 021 809 8280/1

BOTTELARY HILLS WINE CENTRE The Bottelary Hills Wine Centre serves as a sales venue and information gateway to all the products

STELLENBOSCH 'SLOW' MARKET AT OUDE LIBERTAS At the historic Oude Libertas estate in Stellenbosch and the Willowbridge Life style centre in Tygervalley the Slow Market is an authentic Slow Food market. Surrounded by vineyards and oak trees in Stellenbosch the Slow Market is a revival of the public marketplace where you can buy food which is grown, raised harvested and transformed by local producers.

The market features over 100 specialty suppliers creating a weekly platform for local farmers, grocers, artisan bakers, organic merchants, fine food purveyors , butchers ,artisan crafts, local fashion , craft beers and estate wines. They support micro businesses to grow and thrive in an alternative retail environment. Founded by medical doctor and entrepreneur in 2008 Gail Blake, the market is part of a global Slow Food movement promoting foods which are clean, good and fair. ROOT 44 Housed in sturdy, super cosy Downings marquees (which means rain is never an issue), and surrounded by gorgeous vineyards and trees, they offer funky live entertainment, craft and homeware stalls perfect for leisurely browsing, and an awesome selection of edible and drinkable treats. The traders offer a vast range of hand-picked antiques, gorgeous children’s clothing, funky t-shirts, jewellery, homeware, leather goods and various other arts and crafts. Audacia wines and sumptuous craft beers will put a smile on the face of oenophiles and beer aficionados alike. Decadent sweet treats, traditional roosterkoek and biltong, healthy salads and sandwiches, wood-fired pizzas, spicy curries and other goodies galore will satisfy any tummy rumblings you incur during your ramblings!

South Africa’s premier BEE producer of fine hand crafted Belgian chocolates. Located in Franschhoek, the gourmet capital of South Africa. Our boutique chocolaterie, in the main street of Franschhoek offers a delicious range of chocolates, made from the finest imported Belgian chocolate. Our chocolates are sold loose or beautifully packaged in a variety of attractive boxes. All of our chocolates are hand-crafter by us from the finest imported Belgian dark, milk and white chocolate. We have an attractive variety of special packaging and chocolate for corporate, special events and weddings. In our shop you can find a variety of gifts, biscuits & novelties. Huguenot chocolates are boxed and bagged in attractive and colourful packaging. There are 32 different foil colours and more than 30 different boxes and bags. There are chocolates with Christmas themes, Easter eggs and gifts and a Valentine ’s Day selection.

Open every Saturday & Sunday 10:00-16:00 For more information go to

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Join the southern-most elephants in the world at Knysna Elephant Park. Where a resident family of African elephants and world-class guides will unravel the sad and mystical story of the Knysna forest elephants… The Park offers a rare and exciting opportunity to get close to these gentle giants, who live in a controlled, free-range environment in the heart of the famous Garden Route. Their elephants are orphans rescued from culling operations. They play a vital role in closing the gap between man and animal, allowing us to better understand the plight of the African Elephant and that of their peers in the Knysna Forest. Visitors leave the park with a sense of awe for these magnificent animals – they’ve been ‘touched by an elephant.’ In order to cater for all preferences they have a range of inspiring elephant experiences: • Daily Tours provide for a shorter experience of meeting, feeding and interacting with the gentle giants. • Elephant Back Rides and Walks allow for longer and more personal interaction. • Exclusive Sunrise/Sunset Safaris and Sundowner Safaris are the private and intimate encounters. • Sleeping with the Elephants in the unique Elephant Lodge is the ultimate experience where you get to spend all day and all night soaking up all the sights, sounds and delights of the elephant world! Tel: +27 (0)44 532 7732


Great white sharks are the apex predators of our oceans and Cape Town is one of the shark cage diving capitals of the world. Sharks are iconic and magnificent creatures. Experience a great white shark up close and personal with a shark diving or shark viewing tour (you

don’t have to get in the cage!) and you do not need a scuba diving certificate to shark cage dive. Great White Shark, Cage Diving takes place from April to September in False Bay (departs from Simon’s Town) and all year round from Gansbaai (2 hours from Cape Town).


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. 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 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. 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, thick-skinned herbivore having one or two upright horns on the nasal bridge. Rhinoceros may refer to either black or white rhinoceros. African cape buffalo (Synceruscaffer): The African or cape buffalo is a large horned bovid. Buffalo are sometimes reported to kill more people in Africa than any other animal, although the same claim is also made of hippos and crocodiles. It is considered the most dangerous of the Big Five, reportedly causing the most hunter deaths, with wounded animals reported to ambush and attack pursuers. 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 cover to stalk close as possible before

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ROUND 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. 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.


The Baboon Matters Trust comprises a handful of dedicated volunteers who are at the forefront of baboon conservation in South Africa. The goals of the trust include raising awareness for the plight of baboons as well as education and training so that sustainable solutions can be found for areas of conflict between man and baboon. On a practical level the trust makes provision for the rescue and care of injured or sick baboons, and aims to support rehabilitation centres that focus their attention on baboons. Cape Species: The Chacma Baboon (Papioursinus), also known as the Cape Baboon, is, like all other baboons, from the Old World monkey family. With a body length of up to 115 cm and a weight from 15 to 31 kg, it is among the largest and heaviest baboon species. The Chacma is generally dark brown to gray in color, with a patch of rough hair on the nape of its neck. Unlike the northern baboon species (the Guinea, Hamadryas, and Olive Baboons), Chacma males do not have a mane. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of this baboon is its long, downward sloping face. Males can have canine teeth as long as 2 inches (longer than a lion’s canine teeth). Baboons are sexually dimorphic, males being considerably larger than females. The Chacma Baboon is found in southern Africa, ranging from South Africa north to Angola, Zambia, and Mozambique. Size and color vary within that range. Chacmas usually live in social groups composed of multiple adult males, adult females, and their offspring. Occasionally, however, very small groups form that include only a single adult male and several adult females. Chacma troops are characterized by a dominance hierarchy. Female ranking within the troop is inherited through the mother and remains quite fixed, while male ranking is tenuous and changes often. Chacmas are unusual among baboons in that neither males nor females form strong relationships with members of the same sex. Instead, the strongest social bonds are often between unrelated adult males and females. (Wikipedia)



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.

Saving Private Rhino is an initiative established after 2 rhino where brutally killed and dehorned on the Aquila Private Game Reserve. The initiative has been set up to ensure the future conservation of Africa’s rhino and wildlife heritage. For information on how you can help visit

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One of America’s biggest tourist attractions has now come to South Africa. Gun Fun Indoor Shooting Range has opened in the heart of the Cape Town CBD and is be offering clientsan opportunity to experience an adrenalin rush as they get to shoot real firearms only seen before on the big screen. Corporate and incentive groups get ready to don your flashiest tuxedo, and join us to shoot the favourite weapons of world famous 007. On offer are the legendary Walter PPK, semi-automatic machine guns and the shotguns. Make your day with “Dirty Harry’s” 44 Magnum revolver or take a trip back in time, with the 1920’s Al Capone Mobster package and try your hand at the Tommy Gun and the revolvers of the era. The world’s largest pistol, the Desert Eagle 50 calibre is also available for the brave to handle. The SAVE THE RHINO PACKAGE: For those with the future of our wildlife close to your heart are invited to try out the AK 47 - Poacher Package...Shoot a poacher target to save a rhino!...But beware!...If you miss the poacher you will be asked to make a donation to the Saving Private Rhino fund. Other packages include; a cowboy package with traditional cowboy guns shooting at “outlaw targets”, a FEM FATAL package where the ladies get to shoot a pink ‘Glock’ and a pink “machine gun”. The SPECIAL FORCES package will equip you with night vision and an array of the latest military firearms and send you out on the range to ‘save the hostage’. Capetonians will be able to buy silver, gold and platinum memberships, which will allow them unlimited access and selected privileges such as be given free guest passes, usage of the many speciality firearms as well as discounts on ammunition, firearms and training courses from the City Guns shop. Based at 57 Hout Street in Cape Town, near Green Market Square, Guns4Africa is located inside City Guns, one of the oldest and most respected gun shops in South Africa established in 1962. With stylish finishes the training room and reception area give guests the opportunity to enjoy refreshments while browsing the different shooting packages, speciality targets and a full range of souvenirs on offer. They are then taken to the training room where the experienced field officers will deliver the safety briefing. Visitors are then equipped with eye and ear protection and then on to theindoor shooting lanes where the real action begins.

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HANDMADE Crafting memories of the Cape After all the care, attention and welcome of a Cape Town holiday, it’s time to buy some special mementoes of your visit: something beautiful to treasure and remind you of a special time, and thoughtful gifts to pick out for your loved ones at home. Where to start, though, in a city you probably don’t know too well, with limited time,and a busy travel schedule? Fortunately, Cape Town is packed with delightful shops selling exquisite handmade items. A rich heritage of materials and skills has produced a wide range of exquisite choices, from tiny, light accessories such as a pair of easily packed, delicate ear-rings, or a one-off, colourful ceramic that will bring a ray of fresh African sunshine to your home in winter. In partnership with the Cape Craft & Design Institute, we suggest some beautiful pieces to inspire your shopping. Keep in mind that all these products are handmade and that the relevant retailers will not always keep stock of these exact items. You may want to contact the shops beforehand just to confirm that a product is available and ready for viewing. Or just visit these wonderful outlets and you will be sure to enjoy the pick of a wide selection of handmade goods. & BANANA Handmade jewellery, fashion accessory, craft workshop and retail store based in Houtbay, Cape Town. Inspired by African contemporary bead work, organic textures, global fashion trends, and stylish fun. Mijou Beller is the inspiration behind &Banana .Mijou makes statement costume jewellery from the inspiration she finds around her at her enclave in Hout Bay, Cape Town. A French immigrant, she fell in love with Cape Town and is inspired by its energy and beauty. She loves making beautiful things out of ordinary materials, and uses shells, beads, wood, horn, gemstones and seeds to striking effect. She works with a dedicated team of ladies from the local community and together they create a unique range of jewellery, colourful, original and stylish, highly appreciated by locals and visitors alike since 1998. Ethno Bongo is the name of the Decor range using local reclaimed wood, oak wine barrels, palm fronds, driftwood, blue gum, and more. And again all items made in our workshop in Hout Bay. The creativity is endless, funky birds, penquins, ostriches made from Palm leaves, calabashes and

feathers. Mirrors, candle holders, frames, wine bottle racks, stools and tables, clocks and ceramic sculptures all inspired by the sea side. AFRICAN MANGA Woman in the wind produced by Tafara Mashingaidze A wire sculpture that expressively portrays awoman struggling to walk as she is buffeted by a strong south-easter Cape Town wind. Artist Tafara Mashingaidze’s creative journey began as a graphic designer, exploring pens, colours, techniques and, later on, experimenting with other media such as wire art. Available at: Streetwires

STREETWIRES Streetwires is a social enterprise on a mission to create and sustain employment within the dynamic field of wire and bead art. Operating in the picturesque Bokaap area of Cape Town, The Streetwires studio shares premises with our administrative department and includes an onsite shop which is open to the public from nine to five on weekdays and from nine to one on Saturdays. Studio tours and wire art workshops are also available on request.

AFRICASSO CONICAL VASE BY ANDILE DYALVANE Picasso was inspired by Africa and Andile was inspired by Picasso and the two meet in a collection of ceramic bowls and vases that reflect a deep,

In our Stellenbosch store, you will find the World’s Largest selection of Ostrich Leather products Shortmarket street - Cape Town Tel: 021 422 3813 Church street - Stellenbosch Tel: 021 886 7596 58 Hugenote street - Franschhoek Tel: 021 876 3187 •

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yet emotive fusion of creative design and visual art on clay.

Streetwires Artist Collective cc 77 Shortmarket Street Cape Town 8001 Telephone : 021 426 2475 Fax: 021 426 0860

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Since fine dining and fine beer go hand in hand, we have selected two fabulous restaurants who serve not only great food but Grolsch Premium lager too. Who could ask for more? SEVRUGA


he philosophy, when creating Sevruga, was the same as when creating their signature dishes, this is to use the best possible raw ingredients, combined with professional and creative suppliers and craftsmen. Together, the team has created an amazing space – a restaurant for any and all occasions. The menu changes continually. Dishes include the tomato tarte tatin, springbok carpaccio, seared norwegian salmon, and deboned beef ribs with BBQ basting and parmentier potatoes. Desserts include chocolate fondant, and the chocolate and honeycomb sundae. Alan Huang is the resident sushi master, creating sushi and dim sum dishes. In conjunction with the main menu, there are a variety of choices, from the ever-popular California rolls and salmon roses, to chilli chicken Cha Sui Baau, and crispy wontons. The service is relaxed yet professional, and the view from both inside the restaurant and the terrace will take your breath away. Shop 4 - Quay 5, V&A Waterfront • 021 421 5134 / 7 •



ape Town’s most anticipated new restaurant, Mondiall Kitchen & Bar has opened its doors in the V&A Waterfront. A joint venture between acclaimed Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef Peter Tempelhoff (Executive Chef of ‘The Collection by Liz McGrath’), and international Restaurateur Patrick Symington of Cape Town’s Café Dharma and Asoka fame, it is a feast for all senses – and set to become the Mother City’s hottest new dining destination and social hub this summer. Mondiall is open seven days a week, offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, tapas, cocktails and dinner in a modern Brasserie style setting. Location is a prime Waterfront setting with spectacular harbour and Table Mountain views. Mondiall offers all-day dining to suit all occasions and tastes. Uniquely, menus serve not only as culinary inspiration, but provide interesting facts about the origin and history of each dish. Guests therefore learn that the Viennoiserie pastries at breakfast (09:00 – 11:30, Monday – Friday) originated in Austria circa 1300, while the Seafood Ceviche one might order for lunch dates all the way back to 13AD Lima, Peru, and the Grilled Sirloin Café de Paris meanwhile actually stems from Geneva, Switzerland, circa 1932. Alfred Mall, V&A Waterfront 021 418 3003 Open daily from 09:00 until 22:00



The most beautiful garden in Africa. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. The Garden covers 36 hectares in a 528 hectare estate that contains protected mountainside supporting natural forest and fynbos along with a variety of animals and birds. Kirstenbosch lies in the heart of the Cape Floristic Region, also known as the Cape Floral Kingdom. In 2004 the Cape Floristic Region, including Kirstenbosch, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Operating Hours: Sept-Mar (Summer) Mon-Sun: 08:00-19:00, Apr-Aug (Winter) Mon-Sun: 08:00-18:00, Conservatory Mon-Sun: 09:00 -17:00 Tel: 021 799 8783, Ticket Office: 021 799 8782


The five-minute ascent to the top of Table Mountain offers a 360° view of Cape Town, the ocean and the neighbouring peaks. Once at the top visitors enjoy spectacular views and the peaceful feeling of being over one thousand meters above the city below. The area at the top of the mountain is surprisingly large so leave enough time to stroll along the paths, enjoy the viewing platforms and soak up the vistas. There are also free guided walks on offer at 10h00 and 12h00 daily. The walks depart from the signposted meeting point outside the Top Station building. Operating Hours: First car up 16 Sept to 30 Apr: 8:00 and 1 May to 15 Sept: 8:30. Last car down varies with sunset times but not before 17:00. Tel: 021 424 0015


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. Tel: 021 418 3823


Rich in cultural and natural heritage this destinations includes the famous Cape Point. Due to the variety of wildlife that occurs here it is the only section of the Table Mountain National Park that is fenced and visitors should look out for Eland, Red Hartebeest, Bontebok and Zebra. Be sure to visit the Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre that showcases all the plants and animals to look out for in a particular season and is full of informative signage. This is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and offers hiking, surfing, angling, picnicking, beaching and cycling opportunities against the spectacular backdrop of the mountains and coastline of the most south western point in Africa. Cape Point offers visitors excellent viewing opportunities from the two lighthouses that adorn the point – one still functional, informative interpretive signage that traces the cultural and natural history of the Point. The lighthouse is accessible by foot or you can catch the Flying Dutchman funicular to the top.


After you have fallen in love with the penguins head to the secluded Boulders Beach and take a swim in the comparatively warm waters of the False Bay. This beach is ideal for kids as immense boulders shelter the cove from currents, wind and large waves - but please always take care. Also, don’t touch or feed the penguins. They might look cute and cuddly but their beaks are as sharp as razors and if they feel threatened they have no qualms about nipping the odd finger or nose. Operating Hours: Winter: Apr – Sept: 08:00 - 17:00. Summer: Oct – Nov: 08:00 - 18:30, Dec – Jan: 07:00 19:30, Feb – March: 08:00 - 18:30 Tel: 021 786 2329.


From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom. The three and a half hour tour includes a return trip across Table Bay, a visit to the Maximum Security Prison, interaction with an ex-political prisoner and a 45 minute bus tour with a guide providing commentary. Operating Hours: Ferries depart at 9:00, 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00, weather permitting, from Nelson Mandela Gateway, at the V&A Waterfront Tel: 021 413 4220/1

Operating Hours: Winter: Apr – Sept: 07:00 - 17:00 Summer: Oct – March: 06:00 - 18:00 Visit for more info.

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


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Not sure where to go for a wine route adventure? It all depends on how much time you have and how much of day - or week - you’d like to make of it. For those with very little time, you’ll be happy to know that Cape Town’s CBD presents a host of wine bars that will guide you through a virtual wine tasting of practically any estate you choose. But for those who do have some time... The "Hello Winelands" full guide to all the wine estates and wineries can be obtained at the Cape Tourism outlets in the city, at the airport, on table mountain, in Kirstenbosch and Blouberg.


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: Tel: 021 762 8769

DURBANVILLE WINE ROUTE Nestled in the Tygerberg Hills, a mere 20 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, lies the Durbanville Wine Valley. With its hectares of flourishing vineyards, award winning wines and hospitable atmosphere. The Durbanville Wine Valley consists of twelve wineries, each offering the finest in wines, and complemented with some of the best fine dining restaurants and intimate country kitchens in the region.

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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: , Tel: 021 876 3603 PAARL WINE ROUTE Paarl offers historical charm, culture, architectural heritage, wine and fruit farms, breath-taking scenery and many cycling and nature trails. The magnificent countryside, good wines and friendly people welcome you to a town where a feeling of tranquillity still transcends modern day living. The Paarl Wine Route offers visitors a diverse wine and country living experience. From the large international wine companies to the small micro-producers who share the passion to produce quality wines with a sense of place to give pleasure to the lovers of wine.

For more information: ,, 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 (, Robertson Slow in August ( and Robertson Wine on the River in October (

For more information: , 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:, 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: , Tel: 021 873 4604/8 YOUR TICKETS, YOUR WAY |


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SHOPPING PRECIOUS STONES Southern Africa is often considered the “gemstone capital of the world” as almost half of the world’s gemstones are found in this part of the world. While some may only think of gemstones as the fabulous and expensive varieties like Diamonds and Tanzanite, there are also many other beautiful and unusual gemstones that are associated with Southern Africa – like Tiger’s Eye, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Pietersite, Malachite, Verdite, Blue lace Agate, Sodalite, and many more. One of the most popular and convenient places to experience the amazing beauty and variety of gemstones that are found and crafted locally is right here in the V&A Waterfront at the popular Scratch Patch and Mineral World in Dock Road next to the parking garage, and just down from the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Always close, Always fresh, Always convenient.

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The Scratch Patch has become world-famous as a place where you can have loads of fun “scratching” for your favourite gemstones from hundreds of thousands of tumble-polished stones that quite literally cover the floor. This is a truly original concept that has been copied in other parts of the world. According to how many gemstones you wish to take home, visitors have a choice from a small bag to a large cup container. At the Mineral World factory shop you can see an incredible range of gemstone items including stone carvings and other “art” pieces; high-quality “investment” gems (like Tanzanite and Diamonds); jewellery of all kinds; and lots of inexpensive gemstone items that make ideal take-home-gifts. You will also discover a large range of mineral specimens, rough gemstone pieces, and fossils that will fascinate you and bring out the geologist in you! Besides the outlet at the V&A Waterfront, there are also Scratch Patch/Mineral World branches at Simon’s Town (Dido Valley Road, and also the site of the Topstones tumble-polishing and gem-crafting factory), and at the West Coast Ostrich Farm (Van Schoorsdrif Road, just off the N7). So, make sure that you discover the magic of gemstones! Scratch Patch & Mineral World, 1 Dock Road (next to the parking garage and near the Aquarium). Tel 021 419 9429.

OSTRICH LEATHER & MOHAIR Ostrich leather is the result of tanning skins taken from African ostriches farmed for their feathers, skin and meat. The leather is distinctive for its pattern of bumps or vacant quill follicles, ranged across a smooth field in varying densities. It requires an intricate, specialised and expensive production process making it costly as well as beautiful. Although the first commercial farming began in South Africa in 1850, the industry collapsed after World War I and the drop in demand for the

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feathers for fashionable hats and military uniforms. Other products were marketed, with each success battered by world events and droughts until now, when ostrich skin is globally available and seen as a luxury item in high-end demand. Leather came late in the story of ostrich farming but after a tannery was set up onsite, it went on to make an impact in European haute couture and in the U.S. for cowboy boots. Availability was artificially limited when ostrich leather was subject to a cartel monopoly through trade sanctions, and single export and distribution channels until the end of apartheid in 1993. After that and other factors, the South African government began to export stock allowing other countries to have their own ranches. Although wider production resulted in competition and lower prices, Klein Karoo Group remains the leading global producer. Today the industry is driven mostly by the leather and the meat, which is exported to all parts of the world. South Africa produces over 60% of the world’s ostriches and also has a distinct quality edge in the leather tanning process. Eleven years ago, Charles and Melony Biggs were farming ostrich, sheep and goats in the Graaff Reinet area in the Karoo. At first they exported skins to people he had met in the USA, where he had previously farmed ostrich for 4 years. They learned a lot in that time abroad, one thing being what we in South Africa had to offer and show off to the world in terms of leadership in Ostrich and Mohair. They started to seek for local manufacturers and work together with designers to present a classic collection that also presents a freshness and elegancy. In 2000, Karoo Classics opened its doors in Stellenbosch: “We had 30 handbags and six belts in stock, but 100% faith in the fantastic natural products made from ostrich leather and mohair”, says Charles. From the very beginning a policy of Proudly South Africa was adopted. They spent months looking for and visiting factories all over South Africa. The criteria were: simply, high quality at a reasonable price. Today they have a wonderful group of suppliers, from big factories to family businesses and individuals. In 2003, Karoo Classics opened in Cape Town and five years later in Franschhoek. Today they have the world’s largest selection of ostrich leather goods, carrying over 1000 handbags alone. Ostrich leather and Mohair products can be found at Karoo Classics. See their ad in our Handmade Section.

MapStudio preSent S Craft Beer A Guide to South African Craft Breweries and Brewers No book on craft beer can hope to be definitive; the landscape changes even before the last letter has been typed. But as a snapshot of the excitement, gall and vitality of an emerging phenomenon, or a glimpse of the faces behind it – what they think and say and do and, most of all perhaps, the beers that they brew – a guide, such as this, goes a long way. Of course, all beers are made somewhere, frequently in places you’ve only heard of. As much as the brews and the people making craft beer, this book is about conveying a sense of place – a mapping, as it were, of where to find the perfect pint, frequently poured for you by the very people who brewed it. Facing the inevitable, change, we might be mindful of the words of Michael Jackson: ‘It is the unusual which RETAIL PRICE requires preservation, not the commonplace.’


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Ideally situated on Long Street, in the heart of Cape Town’s buzzing central business district, explorers will discover the ultimate African cultural experience, embodies the warm atmosphere available in this unique venue that offers friendly hospitality, laughter, traditional song, dance and grub. Prepare for an adventure of the senses as patrons are entertained by some of the best young, local musicians playing a range of instruments from drums to the Murrumba, while savoring the unique dishes made from some of Africa’s nest wild game. Welcome to Mama Africa- come and join us for the ultimate African Adventure!

178 Long Street, Cape Town 021 424 8634 / 021 426 1017

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NIGHTLIFE CAPE TOWN MERCURY LIVE & LOUNGE - live music A: 43 De Villiers Street T: 021 465 2106 Open: Mon, Tues, Fri & Sat 9pm - 4am SHIMMY BEACH CLUB A: South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront T: 021 200 7778 Open: Tues -Sun 11:30am - 2am Kitchen: 11:30am - 11:30pm THE JACKAL AND HIDE Preformance Venue, restaurant & bar A: 108 Kloof Street, Gardens T: 021 424 1020 Open: Mon - Wed 3:30pm - 1:am, Thur - Sat 3:30pm - 2am On Facebook

CITY CENTRE 169 LOUNGE A: 227 Long Street T: 021 424 2331 /0 Open: Always ALEXANDER BAR AND CAFÉ Engineered for conversation.Old world charm-bar. Classic cocktails, good boutique wines, craft beers and whiskies. Check out the working antique phone system. Gourmet light meals and boards served till midnight. A: 76 Strand Street T: 0213001088

Open: Mon- Sat: 11am- 1am 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 CLUB 31 A: 2 Riebeeck Street, 31 Floor, ABSA Building T: 021 421 0581 FICTION - DJ BAR & LOUNGE For lovers of techno, nu-rave, indie A: 226 Long Street T: 021 424 7509 Open: Tue – Sat: 9pm – 4am 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; THE LOOP NIGHT CLUB A: Cnr of Loop & Pepper Street T: 072 539 1121 Open: Wed, Fri & Sat 22:00 - 04:00 SIDE SHOW A: 11 Machau Street T: 082 077 0315



he newest nest for our nations tease has opened in Burg St, CBD. The alluring ambience of Teazers is mesmerizing and exports you to a stylish destination. Enjoy some of the best Wines, vintage Champagnes and treat yourself to a la carte dining with culinary delights. The club offers 3 floors of diverse, scintillating entertainment to guarantee a match for everyone’s taste and preference. Our VIP rooms are available to provide the ultimate in privacy and intimacy.


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ZULA SOUND BAR A: 98 Long Street T: 021 424 2442 Open: Mon - Thur 12pm -2am & Fri - Sat 12pm - 4am

SEA POINT DECO DANCE A: 120 B Main Road Sea Point Open: Fri & Sat 8:30pm – 4:00am

GREEN POINT CASA BLANCA A: Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront T: 021 421 1185 Open: Fri & Sat 10 pm – 4am CUBANA HAVANA LOUNGE LATINO SOCIAL CAFÉ A: 9 Somerset Road, De Waterkant T: 021 421 1109 Open: everyday P.I.S.C.O BAR Serves Peruvian Tapas as well as the famous cocktail Pisco Sour, Pisco cocktails, Peruvian beers & exotic drinks. A: 50 Waterkant Str. Above Keenwa Restaurant T: 021 419 2633 Open: Thurs. to Sat. From 5pm to late

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