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Nosy Rosy September ~ October 2016 Newsletter About South Africa and some of our places to visit, things to do, experience and see.



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In this popular series Creation features selected sommeliers from top restaurants around the world. Each chooses his or her

Creation wine, tells us why and recommends a

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Chef Kayla-Ann Osborn - The Chef’s Table ~ Umhlanga Rock, Durban. “Our restaurant so close to the sea is the perfect setting to enjoy Creation’s cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon blend grown in the maritime wine ward of Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge.” Click here to read the complete blog and here to read more about the wine and to buy it online.

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

South Africa and some of our places to visit, things to do, experience and see. Nosy Rosy September ~ October 2016 Newsletter A warm Hello to our beloved 23 500 subscribers and thousands of new and frequent web visitors. We hope to inform & inspire our readers to know more about South Africa and some places to visit, things to do, experience and see in South Africa. Whether you are searching for meaning, fun or facts, you are bound to find something that tickles your fancy among all the events, good reads and links we eagerly research and write about for you. Please scroll down to see Caring Community & Doing Random Acts of Kindness. Please vote to stop The South African Government: Stop the South African Nuclear Procurement Program "All of us need to be in touch with a mysterious, tantalizing source of inspiration that teases our sense of wonder and goads us on to life's next adventure." ~ Rob Brezsny

25 September ~ Damn Fine Jazz and a Gourmet Picnic Basket from R399 for Two at Aphrodisiac Shack & Smokehouse

Events To Attend & Special Offers Overberg ●

First Friday of the month Art Walks ~ Hermanus

Every Fiday Live Music at Tapas in Hermanus

Elgin Valley Events

22 - 25 September Hermanus - Fernkloof Flower Show

24 - 25 September ~ Funky Fynbos Festival Gansbaai

25 September ~ Dam Fine Jazz Picnic - Aphrodisiac Shack Smokehouse on the banks of the Theewaterskloof Dam Tickets

1 October Senior Citizens Dinner Dance Bookings 0861 888 987 Sandbaai Hall

1 October ~ Panorama Restaurant opens for Summer Book a table. Stanford/Gansbaai

7-9 October Unplugged62 Venue: Joubert-Tradauw Vineyards, Barrydale, Route 62.

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22 October Bright Light Big City live - Botrivier Hotel 28 - 30 October ~ Bike & Beer Stanford Festival

Scroll down to see Farmers Markets

19 November The Classic Chardonnay Celebration ~ The Thatch House Book Western Cape & Winelands

Cape Town ~ 27 September Karen Zoid – A Special One Night Show At Artscape Opera Theater Tickets at Computicket: R160 to R180.

Calitzdorp Events

24 Sep - 16 Oct ~ Exhibition at Moór Gallery Franschhoek

Fix your Flexibility & Chisel out Killer Calves... Step up your gains and chisel your calves with these lower leg exercises. Stronger lower legs make you a better sprinter, runner, and jumper. Plus, chiselled calves are great assets to have when sporting shorts. Whether you’ve got sticks that need strengthening or burly tree trunks that could use more definition, these moves will help you build the legs you want. 1. Calf Raise Off a Step - This move extends your range of motion, improving mobility and working your leg muscles harder. Build up to multiple sets of 20 reps, pausing at the top and bottom for a full count. Progress to single-leg reps. For more stability, hold on to a power rack or a wall. 2. Seated Shin Raise – This works your shin and ankle muscles. Do 100 every time you train your calves (say, 5 sets of 20 reps). No machine? You can still do the move with no weight. Just do more reps and include long isometric holds: pause at the top, pulling your toes as far toward your shins as you can. 3. Skipping - Jumping over a rope will condition your calves, fortify your ankles, and help you build lower- body agility and power. Alternate 30 seconds of work with 30 seconds of rest. That’s 1 round; do 10 to 20. And try different variations, like running in place or alternating legs. 4. Touch Your Toes! The belly lift walk-up delivers the mobility you need to touch your toes and smash those big lifts Directions: First, assume a push-up position with your hands slightly elevated, Now “walk” your feet as close to your hands as possible, keeping your legs straight, and round your upper back with each footstep forward. Stop at the point just before your knees bend. Push your heels and palms into the floor and make your upper back as round as possible. Inhale deeply; then exhale. Don’t shrug your shoulders. That’s 1 rep. Do 5 consecutive reps every day. Yours in Fitness, Mat

Highly Recommended Accommodations Overberg ~ Swellendam Accommodation ●

Kam'Bati Glamorous Permanent Tented Camps. Fully equipped ~ Tranquility included. Click here for more information & Special Deals at Kam'Bati.

West Coast Accomodation ~ Yzerfontein ●

Delarey offers a break from the ratrace with a true working farm ambience.

Winelands ~ McGreggor ●

A multitude of beautiful & affordable Self-Catering houses & Guest Houses in and around McGreggor

Spice Route and Diamant Estate.

Favourite Newsletters ●

The Olive Branch ~ Prince Albert August Newsletter

Whale Coast Conservation ~ Hermanus August Newsletter

Calitzdorp Tourism ~ September Newsletter

Sneak Peek - Video presentation

Things To Read Tesselaar’s tangled tale! by Annalize Mouton "Johannes Jacobus Tesselaar, the son of a lowly cook’s mate, became the first land baron in the Overberg after Governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel. And, although he officially died childless, he probably fathered both a “White” and a “Coloured” family line. He left a progeny and legacy which to this day are being untangled in court and by various researchers." Read this article about Tesselaarsdal and its history. Food Trucks have been around for more than a century but the new craze for Gourmet and Fusion food from Branded trucks became a really big thing since 2008 with the success of the Kogi BBQ truck in LA. Read this National Geographic article on How One Korean Taco Truck Launched an $800 Million Industry. The craze is here to stay and EatOut has hunted down 65 South African food trucks to follow. Elgin Oh Elgin! Some call it little Switzerland, some call it Eden but most people who swoosh past on the N2, have no idea of the treasures hidden behind the tall trees of the Elgin Valley. How to buy Olive Oil ~ The other ‘Big Oil’ – Olive Oil’s villains and heroes Ormonde Private Cellars in Darling – Please click here to read our wine tasting story. Read our Restaurant reviews: Lunchtime experience at The Botrivier Hotel Experience.

Food Markets & Food Lovers Von Geusau Chocolates is delighted to announce that their range of artisanal chocolates now includes a sublime, sugar free, chocolate slab. Available in both milk and dark chocolate, our sugar free range uses the finest quality Belgian chocolate, distinguished by its high cocoa percentage, and absence of artificial flavours and vegetable fats. A natural sweetener, Maltitol, a reduced calorie, reduced carbohydrate sweetener that has 80% the sweetness of sugar, is used to ensure all the sweetness remains without the calories. Von Geusau Chocolates has been hand-crafting chocolates in the Overberg village of Greyton, under chocolatier Richard von Geusau since 2000. The sugar free chocolate slabs join an indulgent and luxurious range of chocolates, pralines and truffles. Please contact Von Geusau Chocolates for further info: 028 254 9100 | Baardskeerders Bos (B Bos) Farmers Market ~ Last Saturday of every month. Hermanus Country Market Every Saturday morning ~ Hermanus cricket club. 9am to 13pm. 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 / Sedgefield Scarab Market Every Saturday come rain or shine. Garden Route, Western Cape Highly Recommended for foodies: Look at the Smoke House & Activities on The AShack. Read the lovely writings on Crush Online

Richard von Geusau has a passion ... it is chocolate ... not just good chocolate but great chocolate.

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.

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Places To Go ●

Cape Town

The Cape Town’s Official Tourism website suggests 50 reasons why Cape Town can be good for your health. Among the interesting things to do you will find the Cape Camino: The route embraces the city of Cape Town in the north, Cape Point in the south and crosses over at Constantia Nek. It is divided into 7 legs of about 20 km each, for ease of digestion and understanding.


McGregor is a beautiful little village in the mountains of the Western Cape, South Africa. It is roughly 150 km east of Cape Town. Expect to find tranquil accommodations, fine restaurants, award winning wines, olives & innovative olive produce, a life affirming Donkey Sanctuary, investment quality art, Grappa that will change your blood type and soOoo much more…

Elgin Valley

Some call it little Switzerland, some call it Eden but most people, swooshing past on the N2, have no idea of the treasures hidden behind the tall trees of Elgin. I was recently blessed with an invitation to explore and experience this paradisiacal place and am a new and great admirer. I love falling in Love with places - especially when it offers so much more than beauty! Like a really handsome man who is also handy. Read more of the wine, women and song of Elgin...albeit #Wine, #Cider, #Food & #Tranquility.

Spice Route Paarl

A weekend in Paarl is such a great idea! It’s close enough to Cape Town to be able to leave after work on a Friday afternoon, yet you feel as if you have left the big city life far behind. Five Star & Soulful Paarl accommodation at Diamant Estate, Excellent Paarl Spice Route Wine, cheese, food, herbs, family fun, all round good times!

Gardening The Nursery in Botrivier inspires gardeners & gardening lovers with a wide variety of indigenous plants, seasonal vegetable plants, herbs, trees, flower-plants, garden accessories and interesting gardening ideas. Situated very close to the N2 it is the perfect last holiday stop on your way home or a great outing on any day! The Nursery Botrivier supports and showcases local businesses and artists which makes the visit even more worth your while. They specialise in indigenous plants and trees but you will find wonderful seasonal and perennial plants, trays of herbs and vegetables at excellent prices. Visit the

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: 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

Rio Largo RIO LARGO OLIVE ESTATE, an award winning estate, is situated in the Scherpenheuwel valley between Worcester and Robertson on the southern banks of the Breede River. Owned by Nick and Brenda Wilkinson, it comprises olive orchards, vines, an olive specific nursery and a state of the art OLIOMIO olive processing and bottling plant. The terroir, with water on demand from the Breede River and Brandvlei Irrigation System, is perfect for olive growing with high sunshine hours, cold winters and minimal disease.

______________________ We are passionate about quality and award winning olive oils South Africa – so passionate that we published this article with information about how consumers get tricked into buying the wrong oils and we also suggest a buyer's guide to help you choose the right olive oils. Most of our local oils are far better and often cheaper per liter than the imported gunk.

Nosy Rosy Favourites Places To Eat Botriver Hotel Die Blaasbalk Restaurant Eat ELL Gecko & Harbour Rock La Pentola Spiceroute Paarl Tapas Live Music over weekends. The Marine Hotel Wildekrans Forage Restaurant Wine Tastings & Food pairing Creation Wines Favourite Wineries See our list of Award winning wines. Favourite Olive Oils Article and list

Places To Stay Bloemhof Karoo N1 Close to Three Sisters Broadwater Northern Cape Delarey Guest Farm Yzerfontein West Coast The Marine Milkwood Lodge Francolin Hof Aloe House Poespasrivier : ) Accommodation McGregor

Places To Shop BEACH HOUSE See the extraordinary abalone-shell vases and mirrors by Lawton Roberts Design Gift ideas and more Shade Shop Exclusive Works – The Ultimate Stainless Steel Pans, trailers etc!

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Services Earthworks – Garden Design & Service with care! Exclusive Works – Steelworks & Building Expertise Grow your business: The labour office 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 Unnata® Aerial Yoga HERMANUS “The inverted poses revitalize the whole system. They take the weight off the legs, relieving strain. “ more about aerial yoga Pappin Pretorius Optometrist Get Fit! ProActive Fitness Natural Supplements Child and family counselling Child psychologist Lianna Morrison

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 September / October 2016  

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

South Africa September / October 2016  

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