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Elation at Creation

A world of good wishes from Creation Wines: "Hearty greetings and the finest of festive wishes from our beautiful world on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge to yours, wherever you are. May your celebrations sparkle with joy and wonder, friendship and love. And may 2017 dawn with bright opportunities, bringing daybreaks dazzling with promise and sunsets beaming with the contentment of a day well spent. May every night light up with a multitude of stars, lifting your spirit, revitalising your soul and making you glad that you are part of this most amazing universe!" Please click here to see the Sunset Menu Times and gift options at Creation Wines.

Find Restaurants & Restaurant Reviews on Nosy Rosy Also a full list of Hermanus Restaurants.


Win 2 nights for 2 people at O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa Follow th prompts from the newsletter - click here.


South Africa and some of our places to visit, things to do, experience and see. Hello Lovely People! This month we bring you Jingles & Joy. Although my choice would be to hook up the hammock and chill with a book, for those with ants in their- (or their children's) pants, there are so many places to go, to shop, to eat, to visit, things to do, to taste, ... the list is endless and we are so very spoilt for choice. Recommendations: Check out the cattitude at the Stanford Big Cat Sanctuary. Visit the coolest bookshop in the Overberg, Liberty Books (Off the N2 'Mall' Grabouw) is a knockout of brilliantly priced quality books and value for money! Go drink some new crisp Cider or Craft Beer. Go taste wine and do wine pairings. Spoil yourself in Cape Town. Go for a hike in nature and feel your vigour pumping! __________________________________________________________________

Damn Fine Jazz and a Gourmet Picnic Basket at Aphrodisiac Shack & Smokehouse

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South Africa ~ December 2016 / January 2017 Firstly two very special gifts to you. 1. My family's favourite Christmas dessert recipe! It should last a large family from Christmas through to new year but I end up making a second one for New Year's every time! Sumptuous Christmas Ice Cream Bomb Recipe. 2. Exclusive for Nosy Rosy subscribers: A two night giveaway at the magical O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa in Cape Town !! #WIN a two night stay for two in one of the suites with its own private balcony and Jacuzzi. Full breakfast included. Our Cover Girl ~ Patrycja Oosthuizen Patrycja was born in Poland and is now living a dream life in Cape Town. She is a very effective social Media Freak, and mother to many great things happening. To mention a few: She is the Founder & Editor of Travel Opulent Box - an online magazine focused on opulent travel, #TravelChatSA - the hottest twitter chat about South Africa in South Africa. She loves people, travels, food, nature and photography. Her two mottoes are: "Everyone is a friend, until they prove otherwise." & " Live with no regrets and love with no excuses!" See what Patrycja and her company can do for your small (perhaps almost invisible within all the noise on the internet) business! A world of good wishes from Creation Wines: "Hearty greetings and the finest of festive wishes from our beautiful world on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge to yours, wherever you are. May your celebrations sparkle with joy and wonder, friendship and love. And may 2017 dawn with bright opportunities, bringing daybreaks dazzling with promise and sunsets beaming with the contentment of a day well spent. May every night light up with a multitude of stars, lifting your spirit, revitalising your soul and making you glad that you are part of this most amazing universe!" Please click here to see the Sunset Menu Times and gift options at Creation Wines. ART Matters! If you are in the mood for ambiance with attitude - look at the art of Gert NaudĂŠ. A contemporary artist, who allows us to experience his life's journey through his unique style of brushing on & scratching down be it, wood canvas or glass.


South Africa ~ Overberg ~ Wine Our Favourite Wines which we suggest you stock up on this month are: Creation Wines. When Creation Wines was established in 2002, it meant a brand-new beginning for Jean-Claude and Carolyn Martin who decided to exchange the winelands of Switzerland for those of South Africa. It also meant the planting of vines in virgin land where there had only been sheep pastures before, and building a cellar and tasting facilities from scratch. Perhaps it’s not surprising that innovation has since been the order of the day on this beautiful estate. Read more Seven Springs International recognition for wines produced on your doorstep! Seven Springs Vineyard produces just five wines and already celebrates Gold and Bronze Decanter World Wine Awards, Silver and Bronze International Wine Challenge Awards as well as two 4 Star Platter ratings. 7springs.co.za Read more about the delightful 7 Springs vineyard.

Sumaridge Estate Wines In the beautiful Upper Hemel ~ en ~ Aarde valley lies Sumaridge Estate Wines. Family owned, and best known for its world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, it also produces other single varietals and premium blends of equal quality. The tasting room opens every day, between 11am and 5pm, and is family and disabled friendly; encouraging you to linger longer at this little piece of heaven on earth. Click here to visit the Sumaridge Estate Wines website.

Wildekrans Boutique Wine Estate is an international award-winning vineyard overlooking Walker Bay, set within a picturesque 1000-hectare estate tucked away in the beautiful Bot River Valley. Apart from award-winning wines available for tasting on the Wildekrans farm, the Estate offers 8 luxury self-catering cottages, perfectly designed for the ultimate experience in relaxation. The Wildekrans winemaking philosophy is one that starts from the premise that great wines begin in the vineyard. The winemaking process, similarly, adheres to principles of low intervention with a focus on capturing and retaining the essence of the vine and terrior. Website


Events To Attend More events added daily - click here to view. Overberg First Friday of the month Art Walks ~ Hermanus Every Friday Live Music at Tapas in Hermanus Elgin Valley Events Weekly Farmers Markets 27 December Colour Fun Run Hermanus 30 December Colour Fun Run Plettenberg Bay 7 Jan 2017 ~ The Parlotones at Paul Cluver 26 ~ 29 January 2017 ~ Up The Creek 2017 ~ Swellendam Western Cape & Winelands Calitzdorp Events 11 March 2017 Durbanville Plaasfees Food Markets & Food Lovers Baardskeerders Bos (B Bos) Farmers Market ~ Last Saturday of every month. Click on image Hermanus Country Market Every Saturday morning at the Hermanus cricket club. 9am to 13pm. 28 December - Summer Night market. Greyton Saturday Market Every Saturday Stanford Sunset Market Last Friday of each month Napier The Village Market Every Friday & Saturday Times: Fri: 1 -5 pm / Sat: 9 - 2 pm Address: 44 Sarel Cilliers Street, Napier Info: 083 700 2152 / ivan@designscape.co.za


Our Restaurant recommendations of the month: The Forage restaurant at Wildekrans

is still doing their genius indigenous dining thing while also doing the fabulous new Racione at the tasting room. Considering the name of the

Panorama Restaurant at Bellavista

Country place, you should not be surprised to find 180 degree breathtaking views over Walker bay. But you will be! It is as if everything comes together to be expansive and inducing deep breathing. The view, the food, the wine, the ambience and the almost laid-back perfection everything is done with (.... só Afri-Swiss™ : )

Please visit our Caring Community & Doing Random Acts of Kindness page where you can pick your favourite charity or choose a random one to donate a couple of rands to. Giving is good for the soul.


Things To Do ♥ Adrenalin adventure in nature ~ Cape Canopy Tours “Situated in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, we have partnered with CapeNature to take you into a previously inaccessible and pristine part of this amazing World Heritage Site. Only one hour from Cape Town, we offer a fully guided adventure activity for nature enthusiasts of ages 5 to 75!” A zipline canopy tour in the company of soaring eagles, surrounded by breathtaking Cape fynbos panoramas and mountainscapes only an hour’s drive from Cape Town by car could well be exactly what you are looking for. Thrilled zipliners who have completed the course have described it as super safe. One commented that the quality of the structure and equipment was reassuringly high and had made her fear of heights irrelevant. Lonely Planet recently listed Cape Canopy Tour, located in the Elgin Valley near Grabouw and scaling the rugged Hottentots Holland mountains in the Cape Nature reserve of the same name, as second on the list of the world’s hottest new tourism experiences for 2015. Cape Canopy Tour was the only African attraction to make the list! It has been described by Lonely Planet as “vertigo-tinged fun” and “an exciting aerial perspective”.

♥Heart of Abolone Come and join us for a tour of a working abalone farm in the heart of the South African abalone industry, in the coastal town of Hermanus. Learn more about abalone, see it, feel it, and even taste it. See what is on at Whale Coast Conservation Go to the Saturday morning, or last Wednesday of the month evening, Farmers Market for unadulterated food and fun.


Caring Community & Doing Random Acts of Kindness The long awaited Hermanus Night Shelter is in the final planning and fundraising stage. Please support this cause.

Elements: Knitting and crochet hobby classes. Knitting classes are on Wednesday mornings from 10.00 to + - 12.00 or later. We can consider Fridays too. Crochet classes are on Thursday mornings from 10.00 - 12.00 and on either Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 17.30 - 19.30 as the class decides. R75.00 per class. You must bring your own needles and wool. Preferably double knit and 4mm needles both for the knitting and crochet or maybe a little bit thicker, not thinner. Elements is in Broad Street between Amulet and Lock and Key Hermanus. Contact Annette: elements@hermanus.co.za Facebook Enlighten Education Trust Anima Special Needs Children Therapy Centre Camphill School Please read the latest newsletter & Donations welcome. Look at the new website, lovingly designed by Webwits & sponsored by Nosy Rosy. Please support the new Butterfly Centre – Special needs schools and therapy centre in Stanford. Please help our NSRI Heroes to help us. Support the NSRI Animal Lovers Hermanus Animal Welfare Society Animal Adoptions Caledon Animal Welfare. Cloth Lovers The Clothing Bank‘s mission is to empower unemployed mothers through enterprise development. 14 Arum Road Hermanus Industria Contact Magda 028 312 1774


Please look at this quick, short inspirational video for the holiday season.

Dr. Maya Angelou "Be a Rainbow in Someone Else's Cloud" Nosy Rosy & South Africa Love to you! Click here to download & print the PDF newsletter as infotainment for your guests.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. ~ Maya Angelou

South Africa December 2016 / January 2017  

South Africa, Events, Hermanus, #LoveOverberg, Award winning Wines, Award winning Olive Oils. Which olive oils are the best, West Coast Sout...

South Africa December 2016 / January 2017  

South Africa, Events, Hermanus, #LoveOverberg, Award winning Wines, Award winning Olive Oils. Which olive oils are the best, West Coast Sout...

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