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SOUTHERN VINES | AUTUMN 2020

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SOUTHERN LIFESTYLE & LEISURE

CAPE TOWN & BEYOND

A TASTE ODYSSEY

FRANSCHHOEK’S NEW RESTAURANT, LE CHÊNE

RIEBEEK KASTEEL

The magic valley between olive groves, wheat fields and vineyards

Discover Winelands EXPLORE THE GRANDE DAMES OF THE CAPE VINEYARDS

TABLE MOUNTAIN

CAPE TOWN’S MAJESTIC MASCOT

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Contents 34

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22 What’s hot fashion

Must-have trending fashion pieces

26 Season must-haves New releases not to miss

30 Art scene

Showcasing three South African artists

34 Events

Keep busy this season

40 A taste odyssey at Le chêne Leeu Estates new restaurant

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44 Foodie

Four of Cape Town’s hottest new restaurants

48 Artistic expression

A look inside an Oranjezicht property

61 Décor trends

Blue lagoon & green queen

80 An eco-friendly dinner party Tops tips on how to host

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84 Healthy deliciousness

Chef Charmaine Lilje’s autumn recipes

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88 Wine reinvigorated

Emile Joubert’s top wine selections

94 The grande dames of the Cape winelands Cape Town’s finest wine farms

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Cape Town’s majestic mascot and icon

130 Motoring

Volvo S90 & the bakkie showdown

136 Book club

Latest book releases

130 102 Perfection perfected

Leeu Estates and all it has to offer

110 The magic valley

The sweet town of Riebeek Kasteel

118 The bonnie land Visit Scotland

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Photo Michel Gibert, photograph used for reference only. Herdade Do Freixo.

French Art de Vivre

Aqua. Dining table, designed by Fabrice Berrux. Steeple. Dining armchair, designed by Enrico Franzolini. Equinoxe. Rug, designed by Elizabeth Leriche. Manufactured in Europe

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s the weather cools down and the days gradually become a little crisper, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a weekend away. In this issue, we explore what the beautiful town of Riebeek Kasteel has to offer — from food and drink to culture and outdoor pursuits. We’ve also put together our pick of Cape Town’s best wine farms, and we take a peek at Leeu Estates in Franschhoek, so you’ll find plenty of day-tripping inspiration in these pages. If you’re on the hunt for some fresh flavours this season, be sure to take a look at our round-up of new restaurants. We’ve also curated some of the events you won’t want to miss in the next couple of months —you’ll definitely want to diarise some of these! From fashion and art to wellness and motoring, we’ve included a little of everything in this issue. Enjoy! Email me at lauren@southernvines.co.za

the team EDITOR Lauren Zuidema DESIGN & LAYOUT Bianca-Leigh Nagel CONTRIBUTORS Emile Joubert, Graham Wood, Jennifer Campbell, Thea Beckman, Vann van Staden COVER Delaire Graff Estate, photographed by Charles Russel IMAGES & ILLUSTRATIONS: Supplied, Shutterstock, DepositPhotos, Flickr Creative Commons, Unsplash.com ADVERTISING SALES Vann van Staden PRINTED BY Novus Print Solutions

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WHAT’S HOT FASHION

Anya leather belt bag, Poetry, R699

Tudor Clair de Rose, stainless steel ladies watch with opaline roman dial, R37 250

Lady Luck Highland cami, Ted Baker, R1 580

Emerald jumpsuit, Ted Baker, R3 980

Cabana knitted bomber, Ted Baker, R2 380

Nathalia floral alice band, Poetry, R150 Rare Earth Liv shoe, Poetry, R1 299

Boucheron Collection Tubereuse 125ml, selected Foschini stores, R2 995

Maxi dress, Ted Baker, R4 780

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WHAT’S HOT FASHION Natural dayout t-shirt, Ted Baker, R980

Navy dayout t-shirt, Ted Baker, R980

Bold Beau

Printed t-shirt, Ted Baker, R1 100

Andy white shirt, Old Khaki, R425

Tudor North Flag, stainless steel gents watch with black dial, R59 150

Grey Carter hooded knit, Pringle of Scotland, R1 500

Dunhill Icon, available nationwide, R1 699

Vaporous grey army sneakers, Palladium, R1 749

Mustard gardner trousers, Pringle of Scotland, R1 999

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WHAT’S HOT MUST-HAVES

We love . Pepe Jeans CELEBRATE

Recently launched, CELEBRATE, is a new line in fragrances for him and her.

SMOOTHIE BOOSTERS

Easy, convenient, and so delicious! Natural Herbs & Spices has launched an innovative range of smoothie boosters with a Rooibos matcha base and functional ingredients, to elevate the nutritional value of your favourite smoothie, breakfast bowl or freshpressed juice.

CELEBRATE for him exhibits sensual freshness by combining the aromatic potency of juniper and cardamom with subtle notes of gin. The combination concludes with a surprising and seductive extract of cocoa. CELEBRATE for her is an original cocktail with sweet and savoury notes. The fragrance begins with a cheerful combination of popcorn, black pepper and chestnut, eventually leading to an addictive floral bouquet.

Pepe Jeans CELEBRATE for him 100ML EDP – R795; Pepe Jeans CELEBRATE for her 80ml EDP – R795. Both are available in Truworths & Foschini stores.

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Put the power back in your step with a blend of plantbased protein-boosting ingredients and a warm cinnamon flavour.

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To boost your daily antioxidant intake and leave you feeling recharged.

Energy

This crafty booster combines invigorating rooibos matcha with fatigue-busting ingredients and a subtle sweetness to uplift you.

CanCan wines

Wine in a can, it’s a thing! A trend picking up in popularity overseas is now making waves amongst wine lovers in South Africa. The benefits include being light, durable, convenient to transport, safe, easy to chill and readily recyclable. Chenin Blanc and Mourvèdre Rosé are available in 250ml cans. The wine is produced in the Swartland region. www.cancan.wine @cancanwine #drinkcancan

Available at major Dischem stores nationwide. www.naturalherbsandspices.com

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e ... Goodleaf CBD infused water

Hot on trend right now are these delicious CBD infused waters. They’re made using pure spring water and natural flavours. The key ingredient that sets this sparkling water apart is the nano-filtered water-soluble CBD. The CBD is derived from organic hemp and has four times better absorption than oil-based CBD. *CBD could help with lowering anxiety levels, general aches and pains and insomnia.

Coach Dreams

Crafted by perfumer Antoine Maisondieu, this radiant, recently launched, woody scent opens with notes of bitter orange and juicy pear, revealing a heart of gardenia and cactus flower before drying down to sensual Joshua Tree and Ambroxan musk.

Le Creuset’s Zen Kitchen collection Inspired by Japanese culture – in the spotlight in 2020 – Le Creuset’s new Zen Kitchen is a curated collection of products designed to help you cook simple yet authentic dishes. The collection's colour palette is inspired by Japan’s love for neutral shades and natural elements, comprising serene Meringue, timeless Ink, calming Flint and a pop of vibrant Cerise. Available in all Le Creuset boutiques and online at www.lecreuset.co.za

Flavours include mango & ginger, berry & hibiscus, aloe & rose, peach & geranium.

Coach Dream 90ml EDP – R1 505 Available at Woolworths, Foschini and Edgars stores.

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Shift Crystal Collective

The Shift Crystal Collective crystal infusion bottle allows the unique energetic vibration of your chosen crystal to revitalise your water. Crystals emit vibrational frequencies, which transform energy from disorganised to harmonic. A natural crystal is firmly fastened inside each of the glass bottles, which restructures the water,

PHYTO PRO-COLLAGEN BOOSTER

increasing its bioavailability & antioxidant potential. You can choose your crystal; amethyst, black obsidian, clear quartz, rose quartz, smoky quartz, each with its own benefits.

Collagen is an essential component of healthy, resilient and flexible skin, cartilage and connective tissue, which include fascia, ligaments and tendons. Phyto Pro-Collagen Booster is different from every other collagen product on the market in that it works with and alongside your body’s natural collagen creation pathways to create new collagen using the building blocks already contained in your daily diet. Benefits include smoother, softer, more youthful skin, improved flexibility, and helps to maintain and improve cartilage and joint health. *Suitable for vegans

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Art

WHAT’S HOT ART

Three Cape Town-based artists each create work inspired and influenced by the city’s people and places. With a combination of mediums, these artists tell the stories of a city and their relationship with it.

SCENE Lisette Forsyth

Lisette Forsyth studied Graphic Design at The Cape Technikon, majoring in photography and printmaking. Working from a studio in Woodstock, the artist takes her inspiration from the daily lives of the people who inhabit this working-class area of Cape Town. A passionate recycler, Lisette uses a wide range of materials to create each of her pieces, including pages from books and historical newspaper, scarred wood, rusted steel and builders’ planks. Her work generates a dialogue between the people she illustrates and the documents and materials carefully chosen as the surface for each piece of art. The weathered buildings and streets of this workingclass area of Cape Town all find their way onto the artist’s selected ‘canvas’. She describes her art process as giving her a fulfilling outlet for her creative energy. Lisette has exhibited across South Africa and internationally at galleries in New York, Portugal and Munich. 30 SOUTHERN VINES AUTUMN 2020

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Kitty Dorje

Kitty Dorje graduated from the University of Cape Town with an honour’s degree in Fine Art, and from the Cape Peninsula Technikon with a diploma in Graphic Design. Kitty creates unique ink drawings, some of the latest of which are inspired by places in Cape Town, including Kirstenbosch and The Company’s Gardens. Her process involves collecting objects that she finds and taking photographs while out walking, which she later uses as sources of inspiration for her artwork. Besides ink, Kitty also works in other mediums, including printmaking and painting. Kitty describes creating art as a language and a way in which she can communicate with people — for her, the process always creates a good energy and is a means of expression. AUTUMN 2020 SOUTHERN VINES

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Gary Frier

Gary Frier was born and bred in Cape Town and qualified as a graphic designer from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He worked in various design industries before beginning to create his own personal art. Gary has exhibited his work both locally and abroad, including spaces in Kenya and the Netherlands. Besides his work as an artist, Gary also teaches Art at The Observatory Neighbourhood Afterschool Programme, an NGO that provides educational and cultural programmes for youth at risk; and in the occupational therapy department at Valkenburg Psychiatric Hospital. Gary creates painted portraits, and he makes use of vivid colours, as well as an interesting combination of references to contemporary and historical Africa. He finds his inspiration in many forms of media and describes the process of creating art All artists work as an opportunity to can be found at reflect on his place in StateoftheART Gallery the world, a means of learning to interpret in Buitenkant Street, his interactions with Cape Town his surroundings, www.stateoftheartand of finding ways to document that gallery.com relationship. SV

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WHAT’S HOT EVENTS

What’s March On STELLENBOSCH STREET SOIREES

Every Saturday, from 18:00 to 20:00, the beating heart of Stellenbosch turns its charming, vibrant, and historic streets over to crowds of revellers for an evening of fine food, wine tasting, live music entertainment, and laidback mingling with fellow food and wine lovers. When: 11 and 25 March 2020 Where: Drostdy Street, Stellenbosch Central Entry: Free or R150 p/p for a wine glass and 12 tasting coupons

Lighthouse Family at GrandWest

Celebrating 25 years of era-defining hits, including ‘Lifted’, ‘High’, ‘Ocean Drive’, ‘Free/One’, and ‘Loving Every Minute’, British musical duo Lighthouse Family will be touring South Africa for the very first time in March 2020. When: 24 March 2020 Where: Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World Entry: R515 – R1 030 p/p; tickets available at www.computicket.com

KAMERS/MAKERS Cape Town 2020 What started as a small Stellenbosch-based enterprise has since soared into a national treasure that attracts hundreds of talented artisans and tens of thousands of visitors. KAMERS is an expo for handcrafted design that presents a fascinating tension between old and new. When: 26 - 29 March 2020 Where: Jan van Riebeeck High School, Kloof Street Entry: R70 - R130 www.kamers.co.za

CT International Jazz Festival

Africa’s grandest gathering celebrates its 21st anniversary over the course of a two-day festival featuring more than 40 local and international jazz artists. This awardwinning event boasts five stages and more than 37,000 music lovers in attendance. When: 27 & 28 March 2020 Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre Entry: R649 (day pass) – R999 p/p (two-day pass); tickets available at www.computicket.com

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A Three Night Walking Safari Take part in Gondwana’s new three-night wilderness trail which traverses 11 000 hectares of Big Five terrain on the malaria-free game reserve. A true journey where the trail takes you to three remotely located seasonal tented camps with two full days of hiking. Your expert trail guides will intimately expose you to Gondwana’s unique biodiversity and eco systems while experiencing multiple species of game on foot. The luxurious tented camps have been pitched in idyllic locations and are exquisitely appointed, providing a well-deserved sanctuary at the end of the day. Each exclusive camp is comprised of only four bedroom tents with en-suite bathrooms, as well as canvas lounge and dining tents and outdoor relaxation areas. Indulge in homemade African inspired meals with cold beverages on tap. Gondwana’s Pioneer Trail is the ultimate slack packing adventure where your belongings are moved daily between the three mobile camps allowing you to experience the dramatic Fynbos landscape with only a light day pack. You literally need to “just bring your boots” and the Pioneer Trail team will do the rest.

Special launch rate of R12 750 per person for the three night package including all your meals and drinks!

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TWO OCEANS MARATHON

April

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Known internationally as the world’s most beautiful marathon, the Two Oceans Marathon is a 56 km ultra-marathon and 21 km half-marathon held annually over Easter weekend. The race is run against the spectacularly beautiful backdrop of the Cape Peninsula. The Trail Run series, consisting of a 12.6km and 25km, and the Fun Run series will be held on 10 April. Entries via www.webtickets.co.za When: main event 11 April 2020 Where: Dean Street, Newlands www.twooceansmarathon.org.za

Swan Lake Ballet

The majesty of traditional Russian ballet comes to South Africa when the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre presents Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, Swan Lake. Witness this classical masterpiece come alive with its graceful dancers and breathtaking scenery and costumes. When: 8 – 19 April 2020 Where: Artscape Opera House Entry: R250 – R690p/p; tickets available at www.computicket.com

SA Cheese Festival 2020

Demolish your way through mountains of cheese, wine, charcuterie, freshly baked bread, olive oil, and a bevvy of other artisanal, local treats at this annual April festival, hosted by Sandringham farm in Stellenbosch. Live music and kiddies entertainment round out the offering. When: 25 - 27 April 2020 Where: hosted at Sandringham Estate outside Stellenbosch Entry: R240 p/p

Decorex Cape Town 2020

Decorex is the pinnacle of the annual design calendar in Cape Town, with design, décor, appliance, home, kitchen, and hardware retailers from all over the country setting up stands to showcase their product ranges, services, and latest innovations. When: 30 April - 3 May 2020 Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre Entry: R110 p/p

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May Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

Comic-Con Cape Town

Listen up gamers, comic book lovers, and cosplay enthusiasts: Comic-Con is coming to Cape Town! The internationally loved two-day event (which also features workshops, presentations, and panels) is the year’s biggest celebration of animation, gaming, and comic book talent. When: 1 - 3 May 2020 Where: Cape Town Stadium, Green Point Entry: R160 (day pass) – R450 p/p (weekend pass)

Experience an abundance of olives, wine and good food in the twin Swartland towns of Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West at this charming olive festival. A ticket gets you access to all five participating venues. When: 9 & 10 May 2020 Where: Various venues in Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West Entry: R150 p/p for a weekend passport

FRANSCHHOEK LITERARY FESTIVAL

The romantic, historic, and artsy town of Franschhoek welcomes bibliophiles for a weekend of book readings, workshops, discussions, and book signings by favourite local and international authors, and much more. In between events, there’s no shortage of restaurants, wine farms, and art galleries to peruse. When: 15 - 17 May 2020 Where: Various venues in Franschhoek, most within a few minutes’ walk of each other Entry: R75 p/p per event, unless otherwise indicated

The Vegan & PlantPowered Show

South Africa’s premier vegan and plantbased event has arrived, which promotes a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. Expect celebrity chefs presenting live demos, as well as exhibitors showcasing the very latest vegan and plant-based foods, beverages, brands, and services. When: 30 - 31 May 2020 Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre Entry: R120 p/p; www.veganandplantpoweredshow.co.za

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WHAT’S HOT NEW RESTAURANT

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AT aste Odyssey AT LE CHÊNE

A visit to the vertical horizon of Franschhoek’s and the Cape’s culinary scene. BY THEA BECKMAN

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eeu Estates in Franschhoek operate at the thermospheric echelons of hospitality. Within the giddy, seemingly low oxygen atmosphere of this luxurious hotel, guests glide about enjoying a standard of sophistication and sumptuousness that is without parallel in the Cape Winelands. With the burdens of the “real world” left at the door to the elegant Manor House, it even feels as though the laws of gravity have decided to take a day off from their incessant, super eon-long job of keeping one’s feet planted firmly on the ground. And it is here that Chef

Darren Badenhorst, with Chef Oelof Vorster heading up the kitchen, has opened his new restaurant Le chêne.

A masterpiece of visual perspective

Le chêne, meaning “the oak”, is named after the great oak tree that towers above the northeastfacing façade of the Manor House. From this vantage point unfurls a splendiferous view of impeccably kept emerald lawns, bushes clipped into geometric shapes, and sculptures in fluid motion flanked on both sides by vineyards ablaze with summer leaves and white agapanthus flowers.

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flavours and juxtaposed textures. And for my partner: the rich, creamy, and earthy burrata salad with saffron heirloom tomato ragout and wild rosemary shortbread. We paired the ceviche with the stone fruit and citrusy Mullineux & Leeu Granite Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2018 and the burrata with the headily floral fragranced Kloof Street Swartland Rouge 2018.

A line of trees shields the eye from the neighbouring wine cellar, but no amount of foliage can render discrete the sheer and impressive countenance of the Wemmershoek Mountains, which rear up on the opposing side of this historic wine valley. Le chêne is perfectly positioned for guests to drink in this visual masterpiece, and with a glass-wrapped conservatory and generous outdoor patio for seating, it can be enjoyed irrespective of the weather.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is served

Catering to Leeu Estates’ hotel guests, Le chêne serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but non-resident guests are welcome to make reservations. We attended a lunch service and had a choice of a two (R450) or three-course (R550) meal from the à la carte menu or the seven-course tasting menu for R895 or R1490 with wines from Leeu Estates’ partner wine cellar, Mullineux & Leeu. We decided to order à la carte and embarked upon our three-course taste odyssey at Le chêne with starters of beetroot-cured sustainable sea bass ceviche with avocado emulsion, citrus pearls, yuzu mayo, estate micro herbs, and sorghum popcorn (below) for me – a delicious balance of vibrant

The main event and sweet finale

For mains, my partner chose the melt-in-yourmouth 18-hour confit Karoo lamb neck, deboned and cooked in its own fat, and served with mountain nettle and river cress purée, edamame beans, raw Brussels sprout leaves for texture, and pearl onion cups filled with rich, savoury lamb jus gras (above). I had the springbok loin, cooked to tender perfection and served on a bed of miso marmalade with a nest of dehydrated leeks, beetroot carpaccio, carrot and cardamom purée, lamb jus, and porcini dust for accents. The wine pairing for both was the perfumed and spicy, black fruit forward Mullineux & Leeu Syrah 2017. The sweet finale for me was a “tribute to local honey”, which won the eternal love and affection of my inner Pooh bear: a Bavarois bar dotted with local honey, and served with molten glaze, brûlée meringue, rose caviar, and bee pollen – tiny powdery nuggets bursting with floral flavours (right).

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Taking Franschhoek to new gourmet heights

With the successful launch of Le chêne, Leeu Estates and Chef Darren Badenhorst (previously of Grand Provence and the current chef-patron of le coin Français) haven’t only reinforced Franschhoek’s title as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa; they have taken it to new heights. And it is here, perched on the skirts of the Dassenberg Mountains that diners are left breathless with the restaurant’s views, opulent surroundings, exemplary service, and flavourful, South African inspired, French-executed dishes. SV

My partner chose the summer berries, which was as fresh, fruity, and summery as its name suggests. Both courses were paired with the honey-sweet Mullineux & Leeu Straw Wine 2017. And, like a kiss goodbye from the kitchen, we were treated to two chocolate and hazelnut petit fours perched on stones in a bowl filled with oak leaves (a tribute to Le chêne), dry ice, and water for a touch of drama. Each dish was beautiful to behold and just as beautiful to savour while dismantling with knife and fork.

Le chêne is open daily, 07:00 to 10:30, 12:00 to 14:30, and 19:00 to 20:30. For bookings and enquiries, please email reservations@lechene.co.za or call +27 (0)21 492 5988. Leeu Estates, Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek

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Four colourful new restaurants bringing local and international flavour sensations to the Cape Town dining scene.

Ochre at the One&Only Cape Town As if One&Only Cape Town didn’t have enough on offer, this V&A Waterfront-based bastion of luxury and hospitality has added yet another jewel to its crown of restaurants, and they’ve called it ‘Ochre’ after the colour of traditional Cape Malay spices. Executive Resort Chef Chris Mare has created a unique menu of reimagined local cuisine, adding his own interpretation to favourites such as Bobotie and West Coast Mussels. In this way, Ochre brings

together a contemporary interpretation of age-old South African recipes and a kaleidoscope of heritages to create unique dishes and flavours. This theme is echoed by the restaurant’s colourful and jubilant décor. Where: One&Only Cape Town, V&A Waterfront Contact: +27 (0)21 431 5888, restaurant.reservations@oneandonlycapetown.com Web: www.oneandonlyresorts.com/cape-town/dining

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Fire Monkey

Fire Monkey is a modern Japanese and Asian canteen that has recently opened in Claremont. Brought to you by Cheyne Morrisby, the restaurateur behind Cheyne’s and Lucky Bao in Hout Bay, and Shio and Ding Dong Bar in downtown Cape Town, Fire Monkey is an edgy, trendy, and uber-sexy Asian hotspot. The décor is warm, sultry, and organic, and the food is already generating rave reviews. The menu features a mix of snacks, small plates and bowls, and cocktails, as well as the usual assortment of beverages. Where: Intaba building, 25 Protea Road, Claremont Contact: +27 (0)79 067 4919, firemonkeyrestaurant@gmail.com

Pilcrow & Cleaver

Located on Parliament Street in the historic heart of the Mother City, the brand new Pilcrow & Cleaver offers a culinary voyage like no other restaurant of its kind…no seriously: like no other. Why? There is no service staff. With the middleman/ woman eliminated from the equation, you get to speak directly with the kitchen Gods and - with no doors, windows, or walls separating the kitchen from dining room – you also get to watch while they animatedly create. The cuisine at Pilcrow & Cleaver is defined as fierce with bold modern European-inspired flavours, and with a menu that changes every week, you can expect fresh, inventive, and daring fare. Where: 37 Parliament Street, Cape Town Contact: +27 (0)64 301 6328 Web: www.pilcrowandcleaver.co.za

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The Melting Pot Cafeteria

After the success of their pop-up eatery on Loop Street, owner-chef John Van Zyl (of Chefs Warehouse and Thali) decided to open a permanent restaurant on Wale Street with his two chef friends, Stefan Roos (of Terroir, Thali, Kole and Deeg) and Sage Fell (partner and food-loverturned-chef). Thus, The Melting Pot Cafeteria was born! Located a short, three-minute walk from colourful Bo Kaap, The Melting Pot is a laid-back spot with a menu featuring dishes and culinary delights from all over the world (hence its name). Here, you can sit down to a street food-inspired feast with flavourful plates borrowed from Mexico, Argentina, and Japan to Thailand and America. Where: 64A Wale Street, Cape Town City Centre Contact: +27 (0)71 525 8875

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Artistic EXPRESSION This reinvigorated late modernist home at the foot of Table Mountain has become an ever-evolving personal exhibition space for its gallerist owners and their family. TEXT GRAHAM WOOD PRODUCTION SVEN ALBERDING PHOTOGRAPHS ELSA YOUNG

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Candace and William MarshallSmith decided to renovate their Cape Town home while Candace was still energised after the renovation of her fine art gallery, SMITH, in the historic city centre. Not long after moving from Johannesburg to Cape Town with their young family, Candace and William found a house in a wonderful spot in Oranjezicht in Cape Town’s City Bowl. The house itself was a fairly unremarkable 1970s doublestorey. “It looked like a school building,” laughs Candace, “but it had a wonderful sense of space, which is rare in Cape Town. It had incredible views of the city and Lion’s Head to one side, and it’s right at the foot of Table Mountain.” A terraced rocky garden with a beautiful stone staircase seems to bring the mountain right down to the edge of the house, giving it a strong presence and sense of place. Yet, somehow, it’s potential had been overlooked, perhaps because of its inelegant architecture. But the position and 360-degree views were enough for Candace and William. “I just remember being astonished at the views,” says Candace. And they could see potential in some of the late mid-century features. Nevertheless, she and William didn’t renovate immediately. “We lived in it for three years,” she says. “We had time to consider what we wanted to do.” Besides, Candace was rather taken up with the launch of her gallery in a beautiful, idiosyncratic heritage building in Church Street in the historic city centre. After the success of that project, however, she was ready for another challenge and decided to renovate. smithstudio.co.za

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The front lounge opens onto the deck, which takes in spectacular

views of the city and the harbour beyond. This open-plan arrangement is furnished predominantly with mid-century pieces, in amongst an eclectic collection of sleek, clean-lined contemporary pieces. “Christine found these beautiful chairs on auction,” says Candace, referring to the restored Danish modernist armchairs. “We had them recovered.” The cobbler’s table was a gift from a friend of Candace’s late mother. The curved sofa and daybed were designed and produced by interior designer Christine Joubert. The ceramic plant pot is by Vorster & Braye. The artwork above is by Dale Lawrence.

The kitchen opens partially to the lounge, with a kitchen peninsula/breakfast bar forming a low barrier between them, which usefully demarcates the space while keeping the treetop view through a picture window unobscured. Timber sliding doors open onto a nook on the north-facing balcony, where you can still enjoy the views of Lion’s Head and the city, even when it’s windy. The joinery was by Coastal Kitchens Cape Town. The bars stools are from Stokperd. The ceramics on the counter are from Vorster & Braye.

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In the living room, a beautiful double-volume space with

huge floor-to-ceiling windows lets in views of Table Mountain as it cascades right down to the house. “We have a lot of glazing and no eaves,” says Candace, so the views are vast and unobstructed. The light on this side of the house is soft and indirect, so it doesn’t get too hot. Candace was adamant that she wanted to retain the original window with its grid of timber frames, which let in views and light. Architects Stuart Thompson and Matt Pretorius extended it with a complementary asymmetrical grid of floor-to-ceiling windows. The furnishings combine reupholstered pieces from the family’s original collection (such as the green velvet armchairs) with midcentury pieces designed and madeup by decorator Christine Joubert or sourced on the auction market. Natural textures, such as the handwoven grass carpet, stone coffee table and timber panelling create a muted, neutral palette that allows the views full expression.

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In the dining area, the long dining table is by James Mudge, surrounded by wishbone-

style chairs from Block & Chisel. The artwork in the background between the dining and kitchen area is by Katherine Bull, the wooden work visible below the stairs is by Tiago Rodrigues and the work on the wall is by Gabrielle Raaff.

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In the main bedroom,

the rocking chair and pendant are from Pezula Interiors and the coffee table is from Weylandts. The rug is from Herringbone. The artworks above the bed are by Dale Lawrence.

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Above: Upstairs, the bathroom cabinets are by Coastal Kitchens Cape Town. The bath is from Classic Trading. The artwork is by Talia Ramkilawan.

In Max’s bedroom,

the bedside lamp is a Sitting Lamp by local designer Graeme Bettles. The children’s bedrooms feature mid-century-inspired built-in daybeds positioned to make the most of the views of Table Mountain. “I’m a huge fan of furniture that is functional,” says Candace. “And I love furniture that is fitted.”

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A terraced garden brings the rocky landscape and indigenous vegetation on the slopes of Table Mountain right to the edge

of the swimming pool. Candace points out that at the top of the staircase is a level expanse of lawn, which is a wonderful play space for the children.

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Knots rug, Block & Chisel, R3 495

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TRENDS DECOR Hanging plant, SHF, R3 990

Green queen Coleman sofa, Block & Chisel, R25 995

Snow flowers with grass, Block & Chisel, R695

Patton buffet, Block & Chisel, R26 995

Wuxi pot, Block & Chisel, R1 495

Flamingo print, Block & Chisel, R3 495

Rain forest scatter, SHF, R690

Visit look Iringa basket, Block & Chisel, R795

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With several locations in Cape Town and Johannesburg attesting to their enormous success, Block & Chisel is a designer furniture and décor store where you can find lovingly curated and unique collections. The brand was conceived in 1987 by Master Cabinet Maker Sibley McAdam, who has a passion for traditional quality and craftsmanship, and wife Lynn McAdam who brings an intuitive eye for timeless quality and great design. Block & Chisel’s subsequent style is very much informed and inspired by antique furniture, which has lead to the rough-hewn, handcrafted pieces that they produce today. Motivated by the need to offer convenient décor solutions to designconscious go-getters, Block & Chisel has launched their online store, Block Basics. Visitors are encouraged to browse its generous library of unique furniture and décor pieces and curate their own flexible living spaces, steeped in luxury, comfort, and personality. “We wanted to create a collection of clever, on-trend, and multi-purpose furniture for modern living aimed at people with not much spare time but who value good design,” says cofounder Paul McAdam. “It takes time to figure out a good-looking décor setting and time is not something you have a lot of when you’re working on your career, so we wanted to figure out a way to bring great furniture and decor solutions that are easy to apply.” The fruits of Block & Chisel’s new direction is a clean, user-friendly website with a variety of beautiful furniture. Yet while Block Basics is all about accessible décor, stock quantity remains relatively small, ensuring its products remain exclusive and unique.

If you’d like to breathe a little boutique, luxury life into your home, go to www.blockbasics.co.za to view their collections. To learn more about the brand, go to www.blockandchisel.co.za

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If you’re planning an event, consider the ways you can make it as green as possible. If you often host family and friends, it’s worth thinking about how your dinners and events might be impacting the environment. Are you serving up produce that’s sustainable and fresh? And could you be minimising food waste? Read on for our top tips for having fun that’s also eco-friendly.

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Oranjezicht City Farm Market © Flickr/Erik Forsberg

Source local produce

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to the variety of local and sustainable produce available to us in Cape Town, so with just a little effort, it’s possible to whip up a meal with some of the area’s finest products. By choosing local rather than imported foods, you support nearby farms, plus you’re more likely to enjoy fresh ingredients that haven’t travelled far or been stored for long periods of time. Some of the best spots in Cape Town to source local produce include the Oranjezicht City Farm Market in Granger Bay, where you’ll find a wide selection of produce from local farmers and artisanal food producers; The Urban Farmer in Kenilworth, which stocks organic, pasture-reared meat, dairy and free-range eggs, and fruits and vegetables grown by farmers around the Western Cape; and Back Area Gardens at the Oude Molen Eco Village in Pinelands, which sells fruits, vegetables and herbs that are grown on the farm.

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Consider organic wines

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Make your dinner party extra special by serving organic local wines — again, Capetonians are spoilt when it comes to the available options. The vineyards at Reyneke near Stellenbosch are free from herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. They grow companion plants among the vines to outcompete the weeds instead of spraying and let ducks loose to combat pests like snails and insects. Waverley Hills, located between Tulbagh and Ceres, also produces organic wines. They fertilise with composts and manures and allow certain indigenous plants to grow near to the vines, providing food and habitat to a diverse ecosystem. The farm has also been acknowledged as a WWF Conservation Champion for their commitment to conservation, and responsible production practices — around 20 per cent of the farmland has been set aside for conservation, and indigenous flora like the endangered Breede Shale Renosterveld, Breede Alluvium Fynbos and Breede Shale Fynbos are all protected.

Minimise food waste

Instead of throwing your food scraps away when preparing your meal, save bits like vegetable peels and eggs shells for compost. If you don’t already have your own composting bin, it’s worth noting that The City of Cape Town runs the Home Composting Programme, which provides free home composting containers to residents. If you live in a qualifying property, you have the opportunity to apply for and collect a composting container to use at home. Since the start of the programme in 2016, more than 20 000 free home composting containers have been distributed throughout the city — if you would like to find out if you’re eligible, you can contact wastewise@capetown.gov.za for more information. When it comes to leftovers, consider sending your guests home with a portion for later. Avoid using single-use plastic and opt instead for reusable containers or paper bags. If you have lots of leftover ingredients that you don’t want but that are still perfectly usable, you might consider giving them away — OLIO is a mobile app that connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so that surplus food can be shared, rather than thrown away. The idea is that even through small changes — giving away a few food items here and there, for example — it’s possible to share resources and create a more sustainable future. To find out more or to download the app, have a look at olioex.com SV

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DELICIOUS The season for comfort food is well on its way, and with that in mind, Chef Charmaine Lilje has created some recipes that are sure to satisfy. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients, these dishes are simple to make and ideal for sharing — enjoy them with family and friends — and savour the nourishing flavours.

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USNESS Coconut and peanut butter date balls

Makes 20

Ingredients Ÿ 2 cups pitted dates Ÿ 1 cup sugar free peanut butter Ÿ 1 cup desiccated coconut toasted Ÿ 1 tablespoon coconut oil Ÿ 1 tablespoon date syrup Ÿ ¼ vanilla pod deseeded Ÿ ½ cup toasted desiccated coconut – extra for rolling Method

1 Soak dates in warm water

for 30 minutes 2 Blend all the ingredients together except the additional coconut for rolling 3 Cool overnight in the fridge 4 Roll into small balls and then roll in the additional toasted coconut 5 Keep in an airtight container in your fridge

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Thai red vegetable curry with noodles Ingredients Serves Ÿ 4 tbs vegetable oil 6 Ÿ ½ onion thinly sliced Ÿ ½ garlic clove crushed Ÿ ½ tsp ginger grated Ÿ 2 tsp red curry paste Ÿ 1 litre veg stock (homemade or bought) Ÿ 1 tin coconut milk Ÿ 2 baby corn, thinly sliced, julienne Ÿ 2 baby carrots, thinly sliced, julienne Ÿ 4 baby aubergines quartered Ÿ 100g sugar snap peas Ÿ A handful of shimeji mushrooms Ÿ 2 spring onions sliced longways Ÿ 1 cup baby spinach washed Ÿ 1 cup rice/egg noodles precooked and ready Ÿ 20g fresh chopped coriander Ÿ 1 tsp. toasted sesames (black or white), optional Method

1 Heat a medium sized pot over

a medium heat 2 Add the oil, onion, garlic, ginger and red curry paste, cook for 2 minutes 3 Turn the heat to high and add the vegetable stock 4 Reduce the stock by half and add the coconut milk 5 Turn the heat back to medium heat and add all the vegetables 6 Cook for 5 minutes 7 Add salt and pepper to taste 8 Add the precooked noodles 9 Serve hot with some fresh coriander and toasted sesame seeds

Chef Charmaine Lilje runs two foodie havens in Cape Town — Chardonnay Deli in Constantia and Dalebrook Café in Kalk Bay. Chardonnay Deli is best described as an upmarket farmstall and deli that serves up a scrumptious offering of light meals. The menu includes farm-style breakfasts and lunches, as well as a selection of homemade baked goods. All the cakes are baked on-site, and the range includes something for everyone, from vegan coconut chocolate cake with espresso and sugar-free carrot cake to rustic apple crumble with home-stewed apples, and an indulgent white chocolate and lime cheesecake. Dalebrook Café, located in Kalk Bay, is a farmstall, bakery and rustic restaurant that serves a wide range of healthy and homemade products. With its picturesque sea views, the space is ideal for a leisurely coffee and cake or stay a while and enjoy a meal. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch daily and is now open for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. If you’re just passing by, be sure to pick up a super juice or smoothie, or for a special treat, indulge in a homemade ice cream made with milk from the nearby Noordhoek dairy.

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Poached nectarines with whipped coconut cream Ingredients Serves 6 Ÿ 2 cups verjuice Ÿ ½ cup water Ÿ 2 cardamom Ÿ ½ cup castor sugar Ÿ ½ cinnamon stick Ÿ 6 nectarines – firm Ÿ 2 tins coconut cream – kept in fridge over night Ÿ 2 tbs icing sugar Ÿ 50g almonds toasted Ÿ A few mint leaves Method

1 In a medium 5l sized pot add the

verjuice, water, cardamom, castor sugar and cinnamon stick, bring to boil 2 Add the nectarines, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes 3 Allow the fruit to cool in the liquid, great to do the day before 4 Remove the fruit, place in fridge until cool 5 Bring the poaching liquid to the boil and reduce by half or until sticky – keep aside to cool 6 Once cooled, for an extra flavour sensation, grill the nectarines on a griddle pan for 1 minute flesh side down 7 Take coconut cream out the fridge and scoop off the cream, leave the liquid in the tin behind; whip in a KitchenAid mixer over a high speed until fluffy and add the icing sugar 8 Refrigerate until ready to serve dessert 9 In a bowl add a nectarine, drizzle some syrup and a dollop of coconut cream, sprinkle some toasted almonds. Garnish with a few mint leaves

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ver the past decade or so South African wine-lovers would have seen onceforgotten, ubiquitous grape varieties be spectacularly resurrected. Chenin Blanc is probably the most famous of these. Thirty years ago, Chenin Blanc stood at the factory, workhorse end of the local offering being grown in huge volumes throughout the Cape and producing wines of the cheap, cheerful and plentiful variety. Today Chenin Blanc is hipper than a barista-crafted decaf almond milk lattĂŠ on Bree Street, thanks to the new wave of trendy cool winemakers who rediscovered this white grape and put their stylish and original stamps on it and its wines.

On the red side, Cinsault is experiencing a similar resurgence. Once the mainstay of the South African wine industry’s red offering, Cinsault vines were unceremoniously ripped-out in the early 1990s when self-appointed industry visionaries had to make way for more modern cultivars, such as Shiraz. But thirty years later Cinsault is back with a bang, despite its presence in the Cape vineyards having been reduced to a memory of what it once was. If you do find a wine with Cinsault on the label, you can be sure that the producer thereof has meticulously nurtured and crafted the contents to express the features of this classic red grape from southern France.

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Oupa Willem might not be the coolest of names for a wine made from a trendy grape, but that is what Ian Naudé from Naudé Wines chose to put on the label of his Cinsault-driven wine released to great local and international acclaim last year. Oupa Willem 2018 is a blend of 80% Cinsault and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, a mix Naudé terms a “heritage blend”. Which is exactly what it is, as the annals of the Cape wine industry record Cinsault as once being an integral part of any local red wine, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon. The name Oupa Willem? Naudé says he was pressured into it. “There was a grandfather of mine named Willem, who I never met,” he says. “Thing is, I had made this wine, and it was bottled. The label had to be printed, but I had no name for the wine. Then the printers called to tell me I was losing my slot in the queue, so I grabbed the first name that came to me, happening to be Oupa Willem. True story.” Oupa Willem 2018 is a classic example of the light elegance the Cinsault grape brings to a wine, while the 20% Cabernet Sauvignon offers a firm base, broadening out the perfumed Cinsault notes and giving a bit of oomph to the overall structure. The Cinsault component was sourced from Darling, while the Cabernet Sauvignon originates from Stellenbosch. Once harvested the fruit was allowed to ferment naturally, with a 40% wholebunch component. The wine was aged in old, seasoned wood allowing the primary grape flavours to come to the fore while giving enough body for further ageing. At a modest 13% alcohol, the Oupa Willem wine is extremely accessible with the friendly fruit-forward approach Cinsault is known for. Red fruits abound, together with a lovely spiciness and touch of potpourri, while the Cabernet Sauvignon element provides a plushness which prevents the wine from becoming too flirty and floral. Although the wine will age gracefully, it is very drinkable right now – Cinsault does not need a grey beard before it shows classic characters. I’d chill it slightly to enhance the freshness and serve the wine with cheese, creamDarling is a small town in a farming area sauced pasta dishes and grilled about 75 km from Cape Town chicken. Oupa would like that.

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Pink Valley Rosé

A rosé by any other colour than pink can still be a rosé wine. That is what’s on offer with a new wine name on the block called Pink Valley Rosé, the maiden 2019 vintage of which was released towards the end of last year. Pink on the label, but the wine has an intriguing off-white colour that is rewriting many locals’ expectations of what is to be expected from a rosé. Situated in the Helderberg region of Stellenbosch, Pink Valley is the only winery in South Africa exclusively committed to the making of rosé, something its French owners take very seriously. Said proprietors, Oddo Vins & Domaines, are based in Provence, the ancestral home of rosé, so they and Pink Valley winemaker, SchalkWillem Joubert, know a thing or two of the quaffable blush wine. The first Pink Valley Rosé was made from the 2019 vintage and incorporates the grape varieties Grenache, Shiraz, Sangiovese and Cinsault. Once crushed, the juice only spends 45 minutes in contact with the skins, hence the light onion-skin colour. An extended cooling period before the juice begins fermentation allows the wine to draw an array of invigorating complex flavours while giving the wine that exhilarating freshness which gives rosé its enormous appeal. Pink Valley exudes zingy aromas of citrus peel and fresh white flowers and gushes into the mouth with a life-affirming zeal. Zippy acids rush about the place, while a satisfying cool line of pear, green melon and kiwi-fruit are harnessed in a maritime essence. This is a wine for drinking and spontaneous enjoyment, as is the way rosé is meant to be appreciated. And if you are looking for the best accompaniment to fresh oysters, this may very well be it. Pink Valley Rosé is complemented by the colourful artistry inspired by South African painter Walter Battiss (1906 to 1982), one of South Africa’s foremost abstract painters and someone who would have appreciated the art of this great wine.

Diemersdal Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Red, rosé, and then a white. Diemersdal Estate from Durbanville has taken its Sauvignon Blanc commitments to the next level by now making a wine in Marlborough, New Zealand under its own label. This is not new – Hamilton Russell Vineyards is doing the same with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, still to hit the market. But the Diemersdal Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is here, and it is now. Offering South Africans a taste of one of the world’s most iconic Sauvignon Blanc regions, the Diemersdal Kiwi number exudes restrained notes of guava, granadilla and gooseberry. But these are not over-blown and in-your-face as many New Zealand wines are known to be. The emphasis is on a steely, exciting dry wine from the ends of the earth. Worth trying, as a change is as good as a holiday, jet-lag and all. SV

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These wine farms are old – very old – but like a fine wine, they’ve only gotten better, more elegant, and more beautiful with the passing of the centuries. Groot Constantia is an excellent example of such a stately old lady, but there are many others to experience and explore. And so here they are: the quintessential Cape wine farms that deliver a heady blend of beautiful wine, vineyard-wreathed views, fine dining experiences, and a length and breadth of grandeur that only centuries of history can achieve.

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Babylonstoren, Franschhoek History: Established in 1692 - some of its earliest Cape Dutch buildings still stand today.

Offering: Babylonstoren is a fruit and wine farm set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop in Franschhoek. It’s home to one of the best-preserved farmyards in the Cape, a kaleidoscopic 8-acre garden, a spa, and luxury accommodations. Food: the Greenhouse Restaurant serves picnic-style refreshments; the Bakery

serves freshly baked treats and, from 19:00 onwards, casual dinners; and Babel Restaurant is a refined farm-to fork restaurant. Wine: A range of elegant and balanced white and reds that include a single varietal Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Mourvèdre rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Shiraz, as well as white and red blends and a Chardonnay MCC. www.babylonstoren.com

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Boschendal, Franschhoek

History: Established in 1685, making it one of the Cape’s oldest. Offering: Boschendal is a beautiful Franschhoek wine estate and farm with plenty of diversion on offer, from wine tasting and food garden tours to MTB trails and picnics. There is also a variety of accommodation to choose from. They have recently introduced The Tree House to their activities list which offers children aged 4 – 14 years a chance to enjoy an authentic outdoor and farm experience. Food: Boschendal’s Deli offers delightful, family-friendly meals under the oaks, while its flagship restaurant, The Werf, serves innovative fine dining overlooking the farm’s enormous food garden. Wine: Boschendal produces an extraordinary array of red, white, and sparkling wines in all price ranges and which are available for tasting in the gardens under the oak trees or in the charming Manor House. www.boschendal.com

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Buitenverwachting, Constantia

History: In 1773, Buitenverwachting was sold as a portion of the original Constantia Estate owned by Governor Simon van der Stel. Offering: Buitenverwachting, meaning ‘beyond expectation’, is a 150-hectare wine estate perched on the east-facing slopes of the Constantiaberg. On offer are wine tastings, exquisite views, an onsite coffee roastery, and a lifestyle gift shop selling jewellery and bespoke furniture. Food: A sit-down restaurant offers a choice between a three or fivecourse set menu, with or without wine pairing. Wine: Located in the cool Constantia valley, Buitenverwachting has earned a reputation for outstanding Sauvignon Blancs and Bordeaux red varietals. A wine tasting here is offered in the historic wine cellar. www.buitenverwachting.com

DELAIRE GRAFF, STELLENBOSCH History: In the early 1980s John and Erica Platter, creators of the eponymous Wine Guide, bought a farm nestled between majestic mountains and overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch, called Avontuur. It was renamed Delaire, French for ‘from the eyrie’ as it looked down over the most amazing scenery. Offering: Spectacular views over Stellenbosch’ vineyards from the vantage point of Helshoogte Pass comprise the backdrop to Delaire Graff Estate’s state-of-the-art winery, exclusive lodges, exuberant

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landscaping, destination spa, and luxury boutiques. Food: The Delaire Graff Restaurant offers bistro-chic cuisine in a beautiful indoor and outdoor setting. Indochine is their fine dining theatre that serves richly colourful and sumptuous Asian-fusion cuisine. Wine: Delaire Graff crafts classic reds, a Cabernet Franc rosé, an MCC, and elegant whites, as well as an award-winning Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blend. Try the outstanding Laurence Graff Reserve red. www.delaire.co.za

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Grande Provence, Franschhoek

History: Established in 1694 by Huguenot Pierre Joubert, who fled his hometown in Provence, France to avoid religious persecution. Offering: This gorgeous heritage wine estate boasts Cape Dutch architecture, luxury accommodations, impeccably manicured gardens, and 47-acres of hardworking vineyards that consistently produce topperforming wines. There is also an art gallery and a sculpture garden with installations by well-known South African artist, Anton Smit. Food: Casual, family-friendly dining at The Bistro or a sit-down, fine dining feast in the Restaurant at Grande Provence. Wine: The estate is the home of the award-winning Grande Provence wines (whites, reds, and a range of delicious MCCs) and the Angels Tears lifestyle collection. Try their oyster and MCC pairing. www.grandeprovence.co.za

Lanzerac, Stellenbosch

History: Established in 1692 and named after French General Charles Lanrezac, for whom owner Elizabeth Katharina English allegedly harboured great affection. Offering: Lanzerac, the birthplace of the first Pinotage wine, stretches out on the foothills of the Stellenberg Mountains in the Jonkershoek Valley. The estate has a winery, tasting room, elegant hotel, luxurious spa overlooking vineyards, and a country-style bar and cigar lounge. Food: Lanzerac Deli dishes up all-day breakfasts and gourmet lunches; the Manor Kitchen serves sumptuous breakfasts, dinners, afternoon teas, and Sunday lunches; and the Taphuis has a gourmet pub-style menu. Wine: Lanzerac’s handsome premium range of white and red wines are widely loved and coveted but for something truly special, splash out on a tasting of their Heritage range: limited release flagship wines that honour the estate’s heritage. www.lanzerac.co.za

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RUPERT & ROTHSCHILD VIGNERONS, FRANSCHHOEK

History: Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons is a partnership formed in 1997 by Dr Anton Rupert and Baron Edmond de Rothschild of France, both of whom have since passed the torch to their respective progeny. Of course, the farm itself dates much further back than that. Offering: A visit to Rupert & Rothschild should begin with a tasting of their three wines in the estate’s elegant, African-French influenced tasting room. This can be followed by lunch in the restaurant and a thorough admiration of the views. Food: The Rupert & Rothschild Restaurant is open for devastatingly delicious lunch, Tuesday to Sunday. Wine: The estate produces three distinctive wines of which their classic red blend, the Classique, is one of the most widely sold and sought after South African red wines. www.rupert-rothschildvignerons.com

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Steenberg, Constantia

History: Established in 1682 by Catharina Ras who travelled to the Cape from Germany, allegedly dressed as a man to avoid unwanted attention! Offering: Steenberg Farm is home to a recently renovated five-star hotel and spa, wine tasting centre and golf course. Cellar Master Elunda Basson recently joined Steenberg as the new talent behind their acclaimed wines. Food: Two gorgeous restaurants: Tryn and Bistro Sixteen82, both of which fly under the stewardship of Chef Kerry Kilpin. Wine: It wouldn’t be hyperbole to say that all of Steenberg’s wines are beautiful works of art. The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc, Steenberg Catharina Bordeaux style blend, Pinot Noir MCC, and Nebbiolo are simply sublime. www.steenbergfarm.com

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Vergelegen, Somerset West

History: Founded in 1700 by Simon van der Stel’s son and successor, Governor Willem Adriaan. Offering: Vergelegen has magnificent gardens, dramatic views of the Helderberg Mountains, exceptional wines, and a beguiling Cape Dutch homestead. It’s also home to a 60-hectare cultural heritage site and a rare book collection housed in a 200-year old (ex) wine cellar. Food: Stables at Vergelegen delivers a relaxed, bistro-style breakfast and lunch, while Camphors at Vergelegen, the signature restaurant, is all about superb, fine dining. There are also picnics available. Wine: Vergelegen has earned more than 200 awards since its first wine production in 1992, including the coveted Chateau Pichon Longueville Trophy twice for the Best Bordeaux Blend at the International Wine & Spirits Competition. The French weren’t happy. www.vergelegen.co.za SV

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f you turn down a quiet country lane off the R45, just before you hit the main artery of Huguenot Street, and strike southwest towards the formidable bulk of Franschhoek’s bordering mountains, you’ll arrive at an ornate gate embraced on both sides by impeccably cropped topiary shrubbery. This is Leeu Estates, a glittering emerald in Leeu Collection’s constellation of luxury properties. Having recently achieved the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)’s new 5-Star Premium status, Leeu Estates in Franschhoek has literally perfected perfection. And with its lofty position on the foothills of the Dassenberg Mountain, the estate offers views of valley, vineyard, and mountains that are as heart-rendingly beautiful as its manor house, restaurant, and accommodation’s interiors.

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The Leeu Estates Offering

The flagship property of the Leeu Collection, Leeu Estates is home to a delectable smorgasbord of luxury suites, services, and amenities, including a spa, gym, art collection, and impeccably manicured gardens with bronze sculptures and installations by widely celebrated South African artists, such as Otto du Plessis, Deborah Bell, Angus Taylor, and Dylan Lewis. The founder of Leeu Collection, Analjit Singh, personally curated the collection. Inhouse guests can appreciate the art on one of the estate’s garden and art tours. For innovative and delicious French-inspired cuisine paired with fine South African vintages from the cellar, look no further than the newly opened flagship restaurant Le chêne. The estate even boasts a wine cellar and tasting centre, courtesy of its partnership with Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines. Here, visitors (by appointment only) can sit down to an immersive, tutored wine tasting of Mullineux’s premium, handcrafted wines: wines that routinely score five out of five stars in the annual Platter’s Wine Guide.

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The Executive Suite at the Manor House Right: The pool area at the Cottages

Accommodation and Spa at Leeu Estates

Visitors to the five-star getaway of Leeu Estates can either stay in the 17-room country house retreat, each room and suite of which is individually styled and luxuriously appointed, or in one of the cottages located in heritage buildings. These spacious accommodations are elegantly decked out with bespoke furniture, wool-and-sisal carpets, and textured layers of linen,

leather, wood, and stone in a calm colour palette. There is an almost microscopic attention to detail paid in every quarter and state-of-the-art accoutrements throughout, from underfloor heating and rain showers to marble-clad en-suite bathrooms and heated towel rails. This is vastly complemented by the views out onto an embracing landscape of lush vineyards, gardens, and fynbos ablaze with jubilant colour and birdlife.

And just in case one needed further rest and relaxation, the Leeu Spa, tucked into the estate’s vineyards, has a team of expert therapists and a hedonistic menu of holistic spa treatments and authentic massages at guest’s disposal.

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From left, Chefs Terence Morris, Oelof Vorster & Darren Badenhorst. Right: Monochrome of summer berries

Flagship Restaurant Le chêne

Meaning ‘the oak’ in French, Le chêne is the brand-new flagship restaurant at Leeu Estates and is geared up to reinforce Franschhoek’s title as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa. Multiple award-winning chef Darren Badenhorst, also chef-patron of the much loved Le Coin Français, spearheads the kitchen at Le chêne. His agenda is honouring the history of this French-steeped valley with Frenchinspired dishes that, made from fresh, locally grown ingredients, are as beautiful to behold as they are to tuck into. The new restaurant is located in Leeu Estate’s artfully decorated and regal Manor House and is open for breakfast (07:00 to 10:30), lunch (12:00 to 14:30), and supper (19:00 to 20:30).

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The standard of hospitality experienced by guests at Leeu Estates in Franschhoek is so stratospheric that the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) deemed it worthy of a new, 5-Star Premium status. This accolade made Leeu Estates the first hotel in the Cape Winelands to penetrate this echelon, leaving it unparalleled in its perfection and at the true horizon of luxury in hospitality. SV

Reservations@leeucollection.com | +27 (0)21 492 5988 www.leeucollection.com/SA/leeu-estates Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek

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The Magic Valley Between olive groves, wheat fields and vineyards, lies the sweet town of Riebeek Kasteel. BY JENNIFER CAMPBELL

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ocated on the slopes of the Kasteelberg, Riebeek Kasteel is a small town surrounded by farmlands and vineyards. With a laid-back atmosphere and beautiful scenery, it’s a great spot for a weekend trip. Why not take advantage of the mild Autumn weather and do a little exploring?

For a small town, Riebeek Kasteel has a number of good quality restaurants to choose from. The Royal Hotel offers up some classic fare like cheese and antipasti boards to share, as well as crowd-pleasers like homemade crispy gnocchi, slow-braised pork belly, and grilled fish. The hotel is the oldest in the Western Cape, so it’s a good spot to soak up some old-school luxury. Mama Cucina is another popular spot — the restaurant serves freshly made Italian dishes that change daily. Expect options like salmon penne pasta with cream Chenin sauce; vegetarian risotto with coconut cream; and fresh mint ravioli with lamb ragu.

Mama Cucina’s food is firmly grounded in the Italian Mediterranean tradition

If you’re after something distinctly local, pop into The Red Tin Roof — the relaxed eatery serves South African comfort food like samosas with homemade chutney; burgers served on vetkoek; and pumpkin fritters with salted caramel and cinnamon sugar.

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Wine and olive tastings at Kloovenburg Estate

Have A Drink

As with so many of the towns in the area, Riebeek Kasteel does not disappoint when it comes to its wine offering. Kloovenburg Estate does both olive and wine tastings, making it a good day trip for connoisseurs or anyone keen to learn. Their extensive range of wines includes sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, merlot, grenache noir, and shiraz, plus they have a port made with shiraz grapes on offer. Allesverloren Wine Estate has a quaint tasting room where you can lull your day away with wine tasting while sampling their onsite restaurants fare.

Stretch Your Legs

If you love the outdoors, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy

on a trip to Riebeek Kasteel. Cycling enthusiasts will enjoy the scenic routes that wind up into the Kasteelberg mountain, while the hiking trail at Pulpit Rock Winery offers beautiful views of the area, as well as the chance to end off with some refreshments at the farm’s wine and snack bar afterwards. For something a little different, you might consider driving out of town to Bartholomeus Klip, a wheat farm located on the Elandsberg Nature Reserve. The farm is home to a tortoise and buffalo breeding project, and guests are given the opportunity to join the rangers for guided nature drives. The Elandsberg Nature Reserve at Bartholomeus Klip has also been actively

©Flickr/Max Barners Left: A group of hikers in Kasteelberg Mountains nature reserve. Above: Bartholomeus Klip is a restored homestead on an operational wheat and sheep farm amid the 10,000 acres Elandsberg Nature Reserve

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involved in the Quagga Project, which was established in 1987 in an effort to reintroduce quaggas into their natural habitat.

Take In The Art And History

For a bit of culture, it’s worth visiting The Gallery on the main street in town. The space was opened in 2012 and showcases work, including paintings, ceramics, sculptures, prints and linocuts from local artists. The Gallery also runs The Creative Block, an initiative administered by the Spier Arts Trust that invites both established and emerging artists to create new work for exhibition. There’s also a valley history route that covers some of the

The historic Dutch Reformed Church in Riebeek Kasteel

area’s most interesting sites and can be explored at a leisurely pace. Some of the most significant historic sites include some san paintings on the slopes of Kasteelberg; Die Oude Kerk, which was built in 1863 and now serves as a museum; and the recently restored pastorie, a fine example of a Victorian mansion. SV

The Riebeek Valley Olive Festival 9 & 10 May 2020

The popular annual Riebeek Valley Olive Festival is back! In celebration of a successful olive harvest, charming twin towns Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West will open their doors and hearts to visitors by putting their finest produce on display.

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THE BONNIE LAND Whether you love history or the great outdoors, Scotland offers just enough of each. BY JENNIFER CAMPBELL

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cotland may be small, but it offers travellers the chance to enjoy gorgeous landscapes, fairytale castles, and plenty of fresh, local foods. The country is easily explored on a leisurely road trip — just be sure to make time for regular stops to soak it all in along the way.

Go Outside

Scotland’s natural beauty is something to behold, and for a small country, there are plenty of places for nature-lovers to enjoy. Perhaps best known for its lochs, Scotland boasts over 30 000 of these gorgeous lakes. Kinlochewe, located in the highlands, is a popular

Castle Stalker is a four-storey tower house or keep picturesquely set on a tidal islet on Loch Laich, an inlet off Loch Linnhe. It is about 1.5 miles north-east of Port Appin, Argyll, Scotland Below: People hike on the Mountain Track, the most popular route up Ben Nevis, in the Scottish Highlands

place for fishing and wildlife watching, and its south shore is home to Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree Islands, which make up the country’s oldest National Nature Reserve. 2020 actually marks the Year of Coasts and Waters in Scotland, making it a great time to

explore some of the country’s pretty lochs, coastlines, dams and streams. In June, the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, which involves competitive sailing, music and food will be held in Portsoy, while the Fife Regatta will take place in the Clyde Estuary. If you prefer the mountains to the coast, you might consider a visit to the iconic Ben Nevis, the United Kingdom’s highest peak. There are a number of walking routes up the mountain, but it’s also possible to take a gondola ride along the north face for spectacular views of the whole range and, on a clear day, the Inner Hebrides.

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See The History

So much of Scotland’s beauty is in its historic architecture, and one of the best ways to really soak in the ancient atmosphere is to visit some of the country’s castles, an activity that can often be coupled with a scenic drive through the countryside. Among the most famous is Edinburgh Castle, which is one of Scotland’s

top tourist attractions and a World Heritage Site. To see ruins dating back as far as the 13th century, you might consider a trip to Castle Sween in Argyll, which is believed to be the oldest castle on the Scottish mainland. Another great spot is Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven — it sits dramatically on top of a cliff overlooking the sea, making it perfect for pictures.

Top: Castle Sween at Loch Sween, Argyll. There are only ruins left today, but this is one of the earliest stone castles built in Scotland, dating from the 12th century Above: Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval fortress located upon a rocky headland on the northeastern coast of Scotland, about 2 miles south of Stonehaven Right: Edinburgh Castle, a historic fortress which dominates the skyline

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Above: The Cathedral of St Andrew (often referred to as St Andrews Cathedral), built in 1158, is a ruined cathedral in St Andrews, Fife

Dunnottar has played a prominent role in

the history of Scotland through to the 18th-century Jacobite risings because of its strategic location and defensive strength. It is best known as the place where the Honours of Scotland, the Scottish crown jewels, were hidden from Oliver Cromwell’s invading army in the 17th century.

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SCOTLAND TRAVEL

Taste Some Traditional Food

When it comes to Scottish cuisine, haggis is perhaps the most famous dish that springs to mind, but if that doesn’t appeal, you’ll find plenty of other flavours to try. In fact, each region has its own delicacy worth sampling. The highlands and islands in the northeast of the country are known for their abundant seafood, including langoustines, crabs and scallops, while the west coast boasts fresh, sustainably farmed oysters and mussels. Some of the country’s best dairy products are produced in Dumfries and Galloway, so you’ll find a good selection of ice creams, cheeses and yoghurts in the area’s pretty countryside. Other locally produced foods include Aberdeen Angus beef, salmon, and locally caught smoked haddock. One of the best ways to taste a bit of everything and stock up on

your favourites is to visit a farmer’s market — they are held regularly throughout the country, and many include live cooking demonstrations.

Have A Sip

Whisky is Scotland’s biggest export, so if you’re a fan of the drink, there’s surely no better place for a taste. In fact, the country has over 100 active distilleries across five whisky regions, and it’s possible to take tours to see how it’s made. Unsurprisingly, there are also a number of whisky festivals held each year — the Highland Whisky Festival will take place in May in celebration of the region’s finest distilleries, while

the Edinburgh Whisky Festival will be held in the capital in June. If you’re really committed to the Scottish national drink, you might consider travelling the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail. The route covers seven famous working distilleries, including Glenlivet, Glenfiddich and Glen Moray, as well as a historic distillery and the Speyside Cooperage. SV

Above: Glenfiddich whisky distillery in the Speyside Left: Street view of the historic Royal Mile, Edinburgh Opposite page: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow

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CAPE TOWN’S MAJESTIC MASCOT AND MOTHER CITY ICON BY THEA BECKMAN

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visit to the top of Table Mountain is practically a rite of passage for Capetonians and for anyone who visits our Atlantic Oceankissed shores. You can scarcely call yourself a local or boast that you’ve visited South Africa’s ‘Mother City’ if you haven’t crested the city’s iconic, internationally recognised mountain. Looming at 1,086 meters above the cityscape and the undulating, blue ocean beyond, Table Mountain cuts a dramatic figure against the sky, both when viewed from the city bowl or from as far afield as the Cape winelands and West Coast. Yet, in spite of her precipitous cliffs, stern, stony countenance, and deep, dangerous gorges, Table Mountain is as beloved a figure to Cape Town as late president Nelson Mandela is to the country.

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ADVENTURE TABLE MOUNTAIN

Journey to the summit

The journey begins at the cableway’s lower ticket station on Tafelberg Road in Gardens (Tablemountain.net) . Tickets per adult cost R200 one-way or R360 (08:00-13:00) or R300 (13:00 till close) return. The cable car’s ascension takes little more than a few minutes, but the scenery en route delivers more drama than an episode of The Bachelor as the ground falls away from beneath your feet and the scale and grandeur of Table Mountain are revealed. The fynbos carpeted foothills rear up to meet craggy sandstone cliffs, and before you know it, your cable car is gently swaying in the wind, perfectly parallel to the mountain’s sheer cliffs. “If the cable had to snap now…” you’ll inevitably think to yourself. But don’t fret: the cable car has an impeccable safety record. Soon enough, it gracefully docks inside the wide-open maw of the cable car station, which squats like a grey gargoyle at the extreme western end of the summit. You have arrived!

The Table Mountain Cableway has an ongoing birthday special which entitles one adult over the age of 18 with a valid South African ID to one free return ticket on the day of their birthday. See tablemountain.net for more information.

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TABLE MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE

A stroll along the summit

Explore the table-topped crown at your leisure via a tangle of well-kept pathways that wind their way between spacious lookouts, tumbles of lichen-splotched sandstone, and blazing stands of fynbos, quivering with endemic bird species such as Cape sugarbird and orangebreasted sunbird. Also, keep an eye out for colourful agama lizards and dassies (rock hyrax). Here, far removed from the chaos and noise of the city below, it is deeply peaceful. The bejewelled cityscape peters out into a

patchwork quilt of farmlands and vineyards, bordered to the east by the stoic Hottentots Holland Mountain range. To the south, the sweeping length of the Cape peninsula juts out into the azure Atlantic. To the north, the great western coastline of the subcontinent disappears into swaths of fine ocean mist and then, flanking Table Mountain like two old friends, there’s Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head. Together, these three mountains compose the postcard picture of Cape Town that lures hoards of international tourists each year.

A Natural Wonder of the World Experiences

A cable car ride, stroll around the summit, lunch at the Table Mountain Café, and a bit of retail therapy at the ‘Shop at the Top’ is typically enough for most visitors. There are also guided summit walks, audio tours, and even a Wi-Fi lounge for all that Instagram boasting you’re going to want to do. But if you’ve already been-there-done-that, there are plenty of other, more creative ways to explore Cape Town’s very own New7Wonders of Nature. Put your quads and calves to the test with one of Table Mountain’s dozens of hiking trails, which you can explore independently or via guided half- and full-day hikes (Hiketablemountain.co.za) . For the adrenalin junkies, go on an exhilarating downhill descent on a Monster Mountain® Scooter (Scootours.co.za) or get your hit of “dope on a rope” by abseiling down a cliff face (Abseilafrica.co.za) . Experience the ultimate sleepover with a stay at the Overseers Cottage on top of Table Mountain, with Afruka Eco Tours (Afrukaecotours.co.za) .

At over 500 million years old, Table Mountain is an ancient megalith with a fascinating geology and unique mix of fauna and flora, many species of which are totally endemic to its flanks and summit. Cresting our mountain, our majestic mascot, and Mother City icon is an unforgettable experience that will leave an enchanting tinge upon any visit to the Cape. SV

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GAME CHANGER The Volvo S90 BY VANN VAN STADEN

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VOLVO S90 MOTORING

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MOTORING VOLVO S90

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ntil recently Volvo has somewhat carried the stigma of being the ‘retirement car’, the final step you take once you’ve got the white picket fence, traded the big city lights for the burbs, upgraded your pet fish for two golden retrievers, and have put three kids through high school. This isn’t a bad thing, but times have changed. Volvo has made a stand in the market, and now instead of it being your ‘final frontier car’ it’s an anytime car, there to support every phase in your life. They satisfy everyone’s needs with their crossovers, SUV’s and Luxury Sedan like the S90.

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VOLVO S90 MOTORING

The player

The S90 packs it all. From an exterior point, the S90 creates a sense of belonging and pretty much owns every piece of road it hits with its impressive 21’’ wheels on the R-Design model. Sophistication and sportiness blend effortlessly here. You are greeted with an aggressive and bold nose, nestling Volvo’s signature Iron mark logo in the grille surrounded by a chrome finish. Moving to the side of the S90, the body has an aerodynamic design allowing for greater performance on the road. The back end has dual integrated exhaust tailpipes, overall placing emphasis that you can provoke a sporty feel to this sedan yet keep it stylish and tasteful. All of this flows effortlessly into the design of the interior. In the cabin, a setting fit for royalty, Volvo has kept true to its foundation with an uncluttered and spacious sanctuary with luxury sculpted seats. The S90 houses Volvo’s in-car infotainment control system, Sensus. Allowing you the power to control all the functions of the car with a 9’’ touch screen keeping you connected and in charge.

The stigma

As with most executive sedans, you’ll immediately place yourself in the driver seat as an established individual that wants to play it safe and be super comfortable while doing that. With the S90, it’s that and more. It’s not just an executive sedan that means business. It’s a Luxury Sedan that means business, and a lot of it.

The Game

The Germans have set the bar high with regards to performance in the luxury sedan segment. The Swedish however, has not only met this bar but have exceeded it. Considering the S90 weighs in just below 1800kg, clocking in a top speed of 250km/h in the T6 Geartronic AWD model, you know it’s here to play and win. Packing both Super and Turbocharged in one engine, kicking out 235kW and 400Nm, what more could you ask for? Starting price for the S90 comes in at R750 340. This is coupled with a 5 year/100 000km Volvo Plan standard on all models. SV

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‘Bakkie’ SHOWDOWN THE

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irca 1995, it’s a hot summers day in the Northern Transvaal in a little town called Marken. 8-year-old me and my best mate are sitting on the back of my Dad’s Isuzu KB250 single cab bakkie, busy tying our shoelaces after taking a dip in the river. While putting on our shoes my mate asked me a tough question, and I quote: ‘’if your Dad didn’t drive an Isuzu, what car would you have chosen?’’. I sat there for a good minute or so, taking in the magnitude of the said question, and also making sure my old ballie didn’t hear us. In our neck of the woods (literally), there were two teams. Team Isuzu and team Toyota. There was no other option. As kids, we chose sides based on what our parents had parked under the jacaranda tree in the driveway. Up and till that question I was team Isuzu all the way! But then the question was asked, and kids tell no lies. My mate whipped out a packet of car playing cards. They were the monster truck kind. Big, bold American cars. In the mix were a few SUV’s and muscle cars, but the main theme was bakkies/pick-ups. The Dodge RAM being one of the most memorable ones in the deck. While flicking through the cards, out of nowhere, I laid eyes for the very first time on the Ford F150. It was red and white. I’ll never forget it. Think it was a late 80’s or early 90’s model and she

was beautiful. Every loyal bone I had in my body vanished because all I now wanted was an F150. Fast forward a good quarter of a century later and I’m still team Ford, but very much open to the impressive new offerings on the table. Here are 4 of the latest bakkies we get to choose from. What’s your choice?

Ford Raptor

Talk about American brute force. This is one mean truck. It 100% looks the part. It has the ground clearance to make you feel like you’re sitting in a big, bad, American monster truck. The cabin has ample space, both legroom and head clearance. It has a nifty (and necessary) little step to help you get in the bakkie with class, and then, of course, you’re greeted with its magnificent exterior. The grille says all you need to know about the Raptor. Once you lay eyes on it, you will see it. The one I test drove had some questionable art decals on the side, but you can get this custom made to suit your liking or just remove it altogether. The pull away was a bit slow, but once you have momentum, there is no stopping you.

Volkswagen Canyon

Volkswagen launched the Amarok back in 2010. People sat up and took note. It was Volkswagens first real attempt to enter the bakkie market. A year later they won ‘International Pick-Up of the Year’. To this day they still receive awards, not surprising at all. The Amarok Canyon has it all. The orange colour does scream “Ford Wildtrak”, but it works. It has a black trim to finish the paint job off. The footstep on the side is a bit narrow, especially if you’re rocking some Timberlands, other than that though, the VW Amarok Canyon is pure gold.

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BEST OF MOTORING

with some red accents here and there to make the black pop. Due to popular demand and the fact that they sold out, Isuzu has relaunched them for a limited production run.

Isuzu D-Max X-Rider Black

This trusty old stead has had numerous facelifts since the day my Dad had one, and it’s giving the other boys a run for their money (literally, coming in as the most affordable of the pack). Sure, from a sales point of view, Isuzu is at the lower end of units moved per year, and I don’t know why. Especially looking at models like the D-Max X-Rider Black. This limitededition model holds the much loved 2.5l D-Max engine. It’s a solid black bakkie

Toyota Hilux GR Sport

Just when you think Toyota can’t make the legend Hilux more legendary, they bring out the GR Sport. The GR Sport is fully loaded with the impressive Gazoo Racing suspension, the first Hilux to pack these, which has me over the moon with excitement. Sure, there are a few things I’m not too fond off, again the decals take away from the boldness of the bakkie. I would’ve preferred if it came out in a manual option too, but other than that, I’m well impressed. SV

THE NITTY GRITTY Price Power Top Speed

Ford Raptor

Amarok Canyon

Isuzu D-Max X-Rider

Toyota GR Sport

R836 700

R815 000

R471 300

R714 500

157kW & 500Nm

165kW & 550Nm

100kW & 320Nm

130kW & 450Nm

0-100km: 10,5sec

0-100km: 8sec

0-100km: 15sec

0-100km: 10,8sec

170km/h

193km/h

165km/h

175km/h

For full reviews on the featured bakkie scan here or go to: southernvines.co.za/ category/cars/

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BRAVE, NOT PERFECT By Reshma Saujani

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Super Natural pivots around an abundance of vegetables and natural, whole foods, celebrating seasonal produce, good fats and whole grains, pulses and legumes, and foods that are almost entirely free of refined carbohydrates and sugars. Best of all, the recipes are accessible, easy, budget-friendly, beautiful and delicious.

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STOCKISTS To get the beautiful looks and trends we have showcased in this edition, head on over to the below stores to plan your purchases.

Fashion

Boucheron Collection: www.foschini.co.za Old Khaki: www.oldkhaki.co.za Palladium: www.palladiumboots.co.za Poetry: www.poetrystores.co.za Pringle of Scotland: www.pringlescotland.com Ted Baker: www.tedbaker.com Tudor: www.tudorwatch.com

DĂŠcor

Block & Chisel: www.blockandchisel.co.za Roche Bobois: www.roche-bobois.com SHF: www.shf.co.za

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After rapidly bringing room temperature to a pre-set level, our Wind-Free Cassette automatically closes its wide blade. Then gently and quietly disperses its cooling air through 10 000 tiny micro-holes, constantly keeping pre-set temperature – without a single draught. Someday, all room airconditioners may operate this way. In the meantime, the future is here. Proudly distributed by Fourways Airconditioning: · Gauteng: (011) 704-6320 · Pretoria: (012) 643-0445 · Bloemfontein: 083 381 0074 · George: 082 380 0708 · Cape Town: (021) 556-8292 · KZN: (031) 579-1895 · Port Elizabeth: (041) 484-6413 · Helderberg: (021) 854-5233 · East London: (043) 722-0671

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