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Nosy Rosy West Coast April Newsletter. [ Page through here or Go to the web page ]

Fynbos Wine Route West Coast Nosy Rosy has added a new section to their pages on the West Coast. Wine is a celebration all year round. Here along the Fynbos Wine Route we will bring to you not only the well known Labels of the area but will also find those splendid garagiste wine makers. On the Fynbos Wine Route with its wide range of magnificent wine made with loving care and attention to the finished result you are bound to find a wine to appeal to your palate. Many of these wine makers have accommodation. Phone ahead and book a tasting, this is important as many tasting rooms are only open by appointment, and find out about accommodation on the estates. In the harvesting season you can in some cases pick crush and prepare for bottling your own wine The Fynbos Wine Route will bring all the flower reports during the flower season. We are looking forward to bringing you a wine route that will cover wherever there is Fynbos.

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Please contact us on Land Line: 022 423 80 55

Garry or Nicky

Mobile: 082 807 0088 Garry Email:

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The Riebeek Cellars Crispy 2012 Chenin Blanc will be available from the 5th. Of April 2012 Contact Alta Saayman RIEBEEK CELLARS Nat. Sales & Marketing 022 448 1213 022 448 1281 (fax) 0866572541 (fax 2 email)

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The Dormehl Property Group Dormehl Property Group Darling is a real estate company situated in Darling specialising in property in the Western Cape.

SOLE MANDATE Want to trade in the frenetic pace of urban living for a charmed life in the Country. Nestled in the picturesque village of Darling, this exquisitely restored Late Victorian home is just what you‟ve been waiting for. It comes with an abundance of spacious, light filled rooms and relaxed open plan living areas. The large open plan kitchen/dining room a magnetic centre of family life and social entertaining. From the minute you step through the large Red double front doors, you are greeted with a feeling of “HOME”. The wide entrance passage is just the beckoning start of this easy flowing house. Each room a show case with Oregon wood floors and off white painted walls, stylish contemporary country style cupboards and lofty Victorian Sash Windows. The main en suite is as

large as a spare room, with walk in cupboard, small study/writing space and luxurious bathing area with addition of reclaimed Victorian bath and sink. Hidden privately behind green hedges and white painted walls, an idyllic existence resides. Lazy afternoons outside around the pool courtyard, the dappled shade from old oak tree making a cool coverage for the luncheon table. Lofty Victorian Sash Windows bringing in the gorgeous country fresh area and soft filtered light. This type of home rarely comes onto the market, a real find. It not too surprising that this home has been featured in 4 or so magazines in the last few years. Situated in the unique location in the heart of the Old very sort after part of Darling village - lends itself to casual stroll to the local shops, veggie store, restaurantâ€&#x;s , hairdresser, bank and even a bicycle ride or walk to local school The Darling lifestyle encompasses the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the quiet pace of Dorp life together with the convenience of the big city of Cape Town just an hourâ€&#x;s drive away.

To View this property Contact Ruth at Dormehyl Property Darling on

Office 022 492 3453 Mobile 074 142 2861 Click below to view more Dormehl Darling Properties

We are proud to announce

On Saturday 24 March at the Slowfood Market, held at De Oude Libertas in Stellenbosch,

My Easy Cooking

was announced as The Eat In DStv Food Network foodblog of 2012. Thank you for all the support and voting. We appreciate it more than you know! Nina

Nina's Recipe for April

Yes indeed! What would Easter be without hot cross buns, pickled fish, Easter Eggs and of course the Easter Bunny? My children are too old (at least they think so) to believe in the Easter Bunny so the Easter egg hunt has become somewhat of a distant memory, but the tradition of family gatherings around a table laden with all the Easter treats will remain forever in my family. To kick off the Easter celebrations, we started our day with warm, spicy hot cross buns for breakfast and in my family everyone has his/her favorite way of eating them. Dad loves them soft, warm and without anything on. I like them toasted with butter and my kids......well, they pick out all the raisins. I make sure we have enough hot cross buns in stock, because there is also teatime, snack time and let's not forget .....dessert time! I created this dessert last week some time and it was so good that I knew I would be trying this again over the Easter weekend, if there are any left over hot cross buns. I had the idea of baking the pudding in the same punnet that you buy the buns in, thereby saving trouble and dish washing time. Sadly, when I poured the custard over the hot cross buns, there was egg custard all over the cupboard as it leaked out of the holes that the baker pokes in the foil punnets to ensure even baking. I had to transfer the pudding to a oven dish, but it was no trouble at all and still delicious!

Hot cross bun Bread and Butter Pudding

serves 6 Ingredients

6 hot cross buns 4 eggs 250ml cream 250ml milk 1 tsp vanilla extract pinch of salt Method Take a kebab stick and poke the hot cross buns full of holes from top to bottom. Place in a buttered oven proof dish. Beat all the ingredients for the custard together and pour over the hot cross buns. Cover and allow to stand for at least an hour so that the buns can soak up all the custard. Preheat the oven to 180C. Bake for about 40 minutes, dust with icing sugar and serve piping hot with cream and custard!

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Tune in every Thursday morning. I will be sharing many easy and delicious recipes with the nation. Please tune in just after 9 on RSG 100-104FM or listen online.

The Secure Booking and Payment System for Accommodation Establishments (since 2005) Booksure has just launched a brand new release which allows you as: • An Establishment- to take enquiry based or real-time bookings and accept credit card payments securely via the internet. • A Guest- make a Secure Booking at a quality Establishment and not have the worry of your Credit Card Information being stolen. Booksure began in 2005 and has since become a leader in enquiry based booking systems for the Accommodation Industry. Changes in the industry, coupled with advances in technology, saw the need for Booksure to launch a brand new release. The New Release is a complete overhaul of the old system, enhancing the old functionality and adding some exciting new features. What Booksure Offers: Deal Direct

• Booksure does not add a % commission to the booking. Guests and guesthouses dealdirectly so that the costs can be kept to a minimum and everyone can benefit. Social Media Presence • Our guests and guesthouses alike will be kept up to date via Facebook & Twitter Feeds. Interesting articles and updates from our Guests and Guesthouses will be written to our new blog page. Enhanced Search Functionality • Extensive Search Engine Optimization which will see more traffic brought through the Booksure site resulting in increased bookings for our members. Mapping • Plot your establishment on a map to help your guests find you. Events • Advertising of events in your neighbourhood resulting in increased traffic to your Booksure page should guests be searching for a particular Event. Featured Establishments on the Booksure homepage • The homepage has a rotating banner featuring different Establishments. 3D Secure • Booksure participates in the Verified by VISA / MasterCard Secure Code worldwide anti-fraud program known as 3D Secure. This gives the guest security knowing that credit card information cannot be stolen and used. It also offers the guesthouse protection from chargebacks. Guest Reviews • Your guest reviews will be visible on our site, no longer hidden in a book in the entrance hall. Real Time • Real time booking module is in its final stages of testing. Soon to be released! Choose between enquiry only, real-time only or a combination of both. Online User Manual • Each Booksure procedure has been documented and explained using actual screen casts with verbal instructions. If the Online Manual cannot help we are here 7 days a week to assist. Quality Establishments • All Booksure Establishments go through a screening process before approval. What Booksure Costs • Setup – FREE • R135 per month ex VAT per Establishment. • No additional charges for using extra modules. • Flat rate regardless of number of rooms. • Transaction Fees for Credit Card Payments: - 3% on Visa / Master - 4% on Diners Club - 5% on American Express For more information visit or call us on 0861 115 138

A rare opportunity A Nicky Bear has come up for sale. The Bear is handmade, jointed and made from Mink with leather paws. The Bear stands at 30cm. The ribbon is interchangeable for a boy or girl. The price is R800.00 plus postage and insurance.

For more on Nicky Bears follow the link. To contact Nicky Office Hours 022 423 8055 Mobile 083 643 0043

En-Route Consulting En-Route is a newly launched tourism and development consultancy based in Cape Town. We are passionate about what the world has to offer a discerning traveller and want to use this passion to help tourism products and destinations reach their full potential. Whether you are an individual product, part of a group or a destination in its own right, En-route can help you develop your inherent strengths to make you more competitive in a rapidly changing market environment. Drawing on experience in implementing tourism development projects across Southern Africa, En-route assists tourism authorities, municipalities and the private sector with a variety of strategic services, including: • Strategy planning • Route development planning and implementation • Marketing plans • Feasibility studies • Product audits • Community engagement • Research • Capacity building • Management training • Tourism sector plans • Brochure planning, design and printing For more information contact:

Francois Viljoen Managing Director Cell: +27 73 148 0699 E-mail: Web:

Nosy Rosy West Coast sends Birthday wishes to Jess Wilsworth Congratulations Jess on this your 90th Birthday

Been into art since childhood, am a lover of colour and our landscapes and seascapes, also flowers. Do much experimenting with various art mediums being passionate about art. Also involved in ceramics, mosaics, and other mediums losing myself in creating with all mediums.

Jess has put the following two art pieces for sale

Boyes Drive view towards Simonstown In size is approx.1.20 x 40, painted in oils It is on stretched canvas, unframed thickness 3.5cms and painted all around the edges Selling price directly from the artist R3000.00 plus packaging and delivery.

This Cape landscape is in oil and framed beautifully, with a gold frame and an inner mount. Selling price directly from the artist. R2800.00 plus packaging and delivery

To contact Jess about these art works or any of her other pieces please email or Phone 021 855 3857

Darling Trust

A group of children and adults who take guitar lessons as part of the Darling Trust‟s music outreach programme were visited by pop star and donor Mike Rutherford from Genesis and Mike + the Mechanics, accompanied by local rock star Arno Carstens, on Wednesday afternoon. The pair of pop celebs gave the Darling Trust group some tips on guitar playing and treated them to impromptu versions of Mike + the Mechanics‟s “Living Years” and Carstens‟s hit, “Another Universe”. While the group of aspiring guitarists – from eight to 51 years old – seemed rather unsure of themselves at first, they soon warmed up, with Carstens leading all the guitar players through a rendition of “Sarie Marais”. Rutherford, who first came into contact with the Darling Trust when visiting the small town in the Swartland to watch one of Pieter Dirk Uys‟s shows in January last year, has supported the work of the trust, donating funds for guitars and musical equipment for the trust‟s outreach programme. Rutherford said he‟d been visiting South Africa since he first came to the country in 1993 and had since bought property in Cape Town. Having on Sunday completed the Cape Argus PicknPay Cycle Tour, he said he took the opportunity to visit Darling with his wife Angie to see how the guitar lessons he had helped initiate were coming along. The weekly guitar classes started in January and Rutherford said he‟d “come to see what needs to be done next and find something to work toward. But the important thing is that everyone enjoys it,” he said. He said he decided to contribute to the Darling Trust “because it felt right”. Carstens said: “When Mike told me he was coming out to Darling, I said „lekker, can I come along?‟.” – WCN Steve Kretzman Tasha St John-Reid Operations Manager: The Darling Trust

Tel: 022 492 3384 Fax: 086 669 3184 P.O. Box 175, Darling, South Africa, 7345 Registered Charitable Trust: IT 2598/2003 054-755-NPO

WEST COAST PENINSULA TOURISM EVENTS CALENDAR WC Sailing Championships Date: 6-9 April 2012 Contact Person: Lorna Noris Telephone number: 021 705 3373 E-mail: Web address:

First Olive Harvest and Golf Day Date: 7-8 April 2012 Venue:Olive Farm next to the Vredenburg Golf Club on the R45 Cost: Free Zaamheid host a wide variety of activities for the entire family including pony rides, jumping castle, trailer rides, picnics and craft stalls. Contact Person: Sumarie/ Kim Telephone number: 022 715 3003 Cell number: 079 681 0979

Second Veteran and Vintage Car day Date: 14 April 2012

Venue: Bergriver Municipality (next to the Post Office) Cost: Free All cars should meet opposite the Bergriver Municipality parking between 10:30 and 11:00. Then all the cars will muster on the lawns outside the Poyc in front of the marina where spectators can view all the cars. All the participants will be served a traditional Snoek Braai with all the trimmings for the giveaway prize of R50. Contact Person: Peter Muzik Telephone number: 022 783 2053 Cell number: 072 203 5032

Atlantic Yachting RYA & SAS Sailing School Date:25 June- 14 July Venue:Club Mykonos Private Resort ( Langebaan) Cost: Start your training with our discounted school holiday programme which offers: RYA competent crew, RYA day skipper theory + practical, super yacht training, RYA VHF & optional extra: RYA power boat level II. Contact Person: Telephone number:022 772 0718 Cell number: E-mail Web address:

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West Coast South Africa April 2012 Newsletter  

West Coast South Africa April 2012 Newsletter