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Hello Beautiful People! South Africa August / September 2019 ~

Keep moving forward.

This month we celebrate more of the excellence of the innovative and resourceful endeavours of South Africans who set a positive tone for our beloved rainbow nation. We rock on! You can read the full newsletter online, page through, click and read or print the PDF. Thank you so much to all who print this out as infotainment for their friends, visitors & guests! – I receive Very interesting feedback from all over the world!

“We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.” Marcus Aurelius This month’s features: … If participation is your thing, read on, there is enough to keep you on a happy, healthy high.

Functions Venues & Luxury Accommodation Andreas Wine Estate in Wellington is a historic wine estate producing award-winning Shiraz and offering luxury accommodation. A destination of awe-inspiring beauty off the beaten track, yet easily accessible. The perfect, secluded getaway location.

Travel! I keep adding to the map I created of some of my favourite places to STOP at on your way anywhere in the Overberg. Special focus on the N2 from Grabouw to Swellendam (and beyond) and the R43 from Botriver via Hermanus to Gansbaai and beyond. Please share and suggest your favourite places to STOP Please click to visit the road tripping page and/or look at the latest visitors video of a road trip to Avani Lodge Private Nature Reserve outside Bot River. Visitor #VideoCompetition #Win a free weekend breakaway & extras. Ask for details to participate.

For the love of Honey! Did you know that almost 80% of all the honey in Supermarkets are Fake? Imported from China (which according to South African law, has to be killed with irradiation) and sugars, syrops, water etc are added to bulk it up to maximise profits but the sad truth is, the health benefits, vitamins and minerals etc, is gone.

Buying Healthy Natural Honey 101 Like with buying Olive Oil, it is imperative to read the label carefully unless you buy from a trusted source – usually a local accredited farmer. Read the labels carefully and do some fun tests to

Beauty, Health & Style Turn the page to read about the fabulous true Honey-based Honeysuckle range of products.

Honeysuckle Natural Cosmetics & Beauty Products 100% South African owned & made

Honeysuckle: House of Honey o ers a range of hand-made natural skincare products made with natural beeswax, raw honey, propolis and oils such as avocado, sweet almond, eucalyptus, organic olive oil, essential oils, Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract, Pomegranate Leaf Extract etc. Honeysuckle will leave your skin feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and smelling delicious! All our products are made and packaged in South Africa.

We only use beeswax, honey and propolis sourced from our own hives in the Overberg. Honeysuckle | House of Honey products are available for purchase through our online shop, at our Overberg Honey Company shops in Hermanus, Stanford and Elgin, and also through our carefully selected retail partners.

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To tell the story of Honeysuckle, I have to start with another beginning. The beginning of Overberg Honey Company. In 2010, married for only one week, my husband Danie and I moved to the Overberg to take over an existing beekeeping business. It was a humble beginning and we had no idea what it would grow into, but we were determined, young and too stubborn to fail. Eight years down the line (and still very young ) we had already exported a few containers of honey, established a respectable name in Pollination circles and had our own two Honey Shops. With all the raw ingredients available, our own outlets, and a well-known brand, Honeysuckle, on our shelves, we approached our supplier to obtain the manufacturing rights of the full Honeysuckle series for the Western Cape. more on

EVENTS GALORE AUGUST 2019 12 – 14 August, Alice the Musical – Paarl 16 August, Full Moon Sacred World Concert – Cape Town 23 August – 1 September, Christmas in July, Company’s Garden – Cape Town 24 August, Soulful Superstars SA Tour – Cape Town 24 – 25 August, The Greatest Little Circus Show – Cape Town 25 August, Blisters for Bread in association with Lucky Star – Green Point Cricket Club 31 August – 1 September, SpiltMilk 2019 – Cape Town 31 August – 1 September, The Chocolate Festival 2019 – Stellenbosch 31 August, Ashbourne Wine Pairing at The Marine Hermanus SEPTEMBER 2019 1 September, 14th Choral Celebration Festival – Cape Town 4 – 6 September, NAMPO Kaap / Cape 2019 – Bredasdorp 5 September, The Final Quest | Cape Town 2019 7 – 8 September, Hey Baby Boutique Fair – Cape Town 12 – 13 September, The Music of David’s Confession & The Hidden Chapters – Somerset West 14 – 15 September, Franschhoek Uncorked 20 September, The Parlotones LIVE at Kapstadt Brauhaus – Cape Town 20 – 22 September, 102nd Darling Wild Flower Show – Darling Golf Club 21 September, Classical Music Concert: Amici Quartet – Franschhoek 21 – 22 September, Earthdance Cape Town 2019 21 – 24 September, Hermanus Flower Festival 2019 24 September, Warehouse Book Sale – Cape Town

Always Something New At Creation Wines! Olive Oil & Die Voormanshuis The Creation team recently introduced their first olive oil. The 2019 Creation Extra Virgin Olive Oil was grown in two Hemel-en-Aarde groves planted in 2007 on the Mount Babylon and Vrede farms and covering 1.5 hectares in total. Selected for their suitability to the terroir, the cultivars include four Italian varieties – Coratina, Leccino, Frantoio and Favolosa – as well as a Sicilian cultivar, Nocellare del Belice.

The Art Of Savouring

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Die Voormanshuis ~ Accommodation at Creation If you ever wanted to stay in the Hemel & Aarde Valley, this is where you want to be. Trust Creation Wines to serve a new experience on yet another new level. The beautiful sleek design of Die Voormanshuis is the brainchild of architect Andrew Finlayson. Even though the building is super modern, it seems to sit buttery-light in its beautiful surrounds. Set among the vineyards ‌more about Die Voormanhuis at Creation

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Caffe Blu - Checkers Centre Hermanus Ecology Lifestyle Farm Botrivier Gabrielskloof Botrivier La Pentola Hermanus Spiceroute Paarl Shuntin Shed Botrivier The Marine Hotel Hermanus

Annabelle Hermanus Exclusive Works Renovations & Steel works Familier Farmers Crocer Foto First – photographic desires. PCXPress ALL computer needs Gift ideas and more GO SOLAR – 123 Abalone-shell vases and mirrors by Lawton Roberts Design Rossouw Modern Hermanus Art Sonic WiFi -Retail | Repairs & Installations SobAlert Natural Immune booster / hangover cure

Wine, Wine Tastings & Food pairing Creation Wines

Favourite Wineries See our list of Award winning wines.

Favourite Olive Oils Article and list

Places To Stay Avani Private Nature Reserve Botrivier Bloemhof Karoo - N1 Close to Three Sisters Broadwater - Northern Cape The Marine - Hermanus Aloe House - Hermanus Poespasrivier :) Genadendal Accommodation - McGregor

Services Earthworks – Garden Design & Service with care! Exclusive Works – Steelworks & Building Expertise Hermanus Pilates Studio PCXPress ALL computer needs Sonic WiFi -Retail | Repairs & Installations WebWits Design, Marketing & Maintenance Woodworks – Dream it, they create it! NosyRosy - Advertise your business or event.

Health Hermanus Pilates Studio Pappin Pretorius Optometrist Get Fit! ProActive Fitness Natural Supplements Child and family counselling Child psychologist Lianna Morrison

Creative Candles ~ Riviersonderend

Coastal Cleanups Antonio da Silva-Swart's passion lies with hiking the coast and organising cleanups along the Whale Coat coastline, either with school learners or volunteers from the area. On the ďŹ rst Saturday of each month, I hold a cleanup of the coast and collect the marine debris with Volunteers. The area gets decided after I have done a reconnaissance of the coast or one of my area specialists lets me know what it looks like in their area. The bags are sponsored by Plastics SA and I take the debris to Whale Coast Conservation Green House in Vermont, for analysing/counting and sorting. The results get emailed to Plastics SA for the annual international coastal cleanup day and yearly results. These results get sent to the International Coastal Cleanup Organisation for global reporting. Volunteers can contact Antonio 0724624271 Please read these articles for more information and inspiration. A man with a passion for cleaning up. Groep maak maandeliks strand skoon. Residents join in cleaning up our coast. Please read more about and support the coastline cleanups! It is fun and you will feel great about your Eco-respecting participation.

Let’s Do Random Acts Of Kindness

Click on the image for contact details. Ancient Egyptians regarded the pomegranate as a symbol of prosperity and ambition. De Glebe grows pomegranates on a farm situated close to Piketberg. I was lucky to be introduced to the hard working team and left the lovely farm with several boxes of excellent quality Pomegranates as well as a couple of liters of frozen 100% Juice. Unlike any other Pomegranate juice I have ever bought, due to the gentle pressing process, it features no bitterness or tartness. Just divine, fresh, sweet goodness.

When driving along the N2 between Cape Town and The Garden Route, or veer off onto the R43 going to Hermanus or Gansbaai, you might want to STOP and smell the roses,

taste the wine, buy the cheese,

go for lunch, marvel at local talent, ďŹ nd hidden gems, make memories, take home souvenirs. If you are planning a trip, be sure to include stops along the way at these wonderful places. View our Favourite places on the map. Participation and suggestion are welcome. Please mail requests to


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