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August 2014

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British Airways’ YouTube hit to benefit hungry communities RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH Page 9

FOOD Page 10 - 11 Bryan Habana’s race against a British Airways’ A380 became a YouTube sensation, spawned a global challenge and is now benefitting hungry and malnourished communities in South Africa.

Gabriel Mobeana, British Airways customer services manager handing over the two Club World tickets to Bryan Habana, FoodBank SA patron & Andy Du Plessis, managing director

The video of the prolific winger taking on the world’s largest passenger aircraft was one of South Africa’s top ten last year and British Airways’ most popular to date.

The V&A Waterfront's cutting-edge No. 1 Silo development was the clear winner at the 2014 South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) awards held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, walking off with three awards and the coveted crown of Overall Winner.

V&A Waterfront Winner at SAPOA Awards

No. 1 Silo also won the Overall Green Award and was the winner of the Corporate Office Development category. The neighbouring No. 2 Silo was the winner in the Residential Development category.

Its success gave rise to a competition to emulate the feat, which South African Rudolph Raath won against three other international competitors. It also prompted British Airways to offer FoodBank South Africa two Club World (business class tickets) worth some R60 000 if the clip reached 2 million views.

"We could not be more proud of this achievement. Our development team work tirelessly to ensure that we not only measure up to global best practice and innovation, but that we exceed them. It is our vision that the V&A Waterfront will be the global benchmark for sustainable development," said David Green, V&A Waterfront CEO.

Foodbank South Africa, of which Habana is patron, is a national NPO that rescues food and facilitates the provision of 11 million meals in communities with the highest concentrations of hungry or malnourished people.

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SU Choir world champions in three categories When the Stellenbosch University (SU) Choir won the category for Spiritual music with the highest score ever to be awarded to a choir at the World Choir Games (98,38%) they were over the moon. Little did they know that they would soon improve their own record by dominating the category for mixed choirs with a score of 99%. The SU Choir left for Riga, the capital of Latvia, on 6 July to participate in the World Choir Games organised by Interkultur. They also won the third category they participated in, Musica Sacra, with a score of 95,63%. This means they are the world champions in three categories.

According to Wilmie Kritzinger, choir manager, the composer of the last work happened to be one of the judges and he gave the choir 10/10. The SU Choir, with conducter André van der Merwe, dedicated all their performances to the late Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of SU who passed away on 28 June. At the World Choir Games held in Cincinnati in the USA in 2012, the choir was placed in the first position on the Interkultur world rankings. They were also the winners in two categories: the best mixed choir (male and female voices) and Musica Sacra (sacred music) and won second place in the category popular music.

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“We are truly grateful to the organizers of the FNB W2W MTB Events and PPA for the stunning donation,” says Wandred Theunis, Principal of De Rust Futura School.

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The works the choir performed in the category for mixed choirs included: I am the voice of the wind (Gabriel Jackson), Nisi Dominus (Roelof Temmingh), Across the fields (Eric William Barnum) and Dixit in corde suo (Levente Gyöngyösi).

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The Sunflower Fund is a non-profit organisation whose sole purpose is to raise money to pay for the tissue typing of potential bone marrow stem cell donors in turn building the Bone Marrow Registry of South Africa and giving patients suffering with leukaemia and other life threatening blood disorders the hope of finding their 1:100 000 donor match. It is possible for a sibling to be a donor match (25% chance) but most patients are not so lucky so the search for a matching unrelated donor must begin. It is very unlikely that this life saving donor match will be found outside a patient’s ethnic group which means in South Africa 100 000 of the four prominent ethnic groups (black, coloured, Indian and white) need to be educated and recruited. Although it only takes two test tubes of blood to become a donor it costs R2000 to tissue type this blood sample before it can be included on the registry. In order to create an effective and representative registry for all South African patients, The Sunflower Fund has to raise much needed funds. If ever you were called up as a match for a patient the procedure only entails donating blood. There is no surgery involved.

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PAGE 3 premium Pick n Pay, a pedestrian and vehicular tunnel under a major access road to create a super basement, and an innovative steel structure linking two existing malls. The 3 000m2 space vacated by Pick n Pay has been reconfigured to accommodate Cotton On and Mr Price.

V&A Waterfront Winner at SAPOA Awards (Continue from page 1) Both No.1 and No.2 Silo developments form part of the greater Silo District. The third development project in the district is the repurposed historical Grain Silo Complex that will ultimately form the permanent home of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). The V&A Waterfront has committed R500-million to the redevelopment project of this not for profit enterprise.

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Other developments currently underway include Ports Edge, the Waterfront's first rental only residential development and the redevelopment of the amalgamation of the existing Blue and Red Sheds into an innovative new trading space, known as the Watershed, due for completion in September 2014. The Ports Edge apartments will be released in three phases. The first phase launch took place in March 2014 for occupation in June 2014. In retail developments at the Victoria Wharf shopping centre, a R140-million upgrade includes the reconfiguration of the lower ground level to create space for the new 6 500m2

Cape Grace Wins Awards in Travel + Leisure 2014

Discerning readers cast their votes to survey hotels that define the very best in travel around the world. This year Cape Grace was bestowed the distinct honour as Travel + Leisure’s Top City Hotel and Top Hotel Spa in Africa and the Middle East. The accolade was officially announced by Travel + Leisure and will be followed by a prestigious award ceremony to be held in New York.

Both No. 1 and No. 2 Silo developments have received recognition for innovation in design by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). No. 1 Silo was the first commercial building to be awarded a 6-star Green Star SA rating by the GBCSA in 2013, signifying world leadership. No. 2 Silo was the first residential development to be rated under the GBCSA Multi-Unit Residential v1 Design Rating tool and received a 4-star Green Star SA rating for design.

Mediclinic in Top 10 Since 1983, Mediclinic Southern Africa has been bringing you expertise you can trust and continues to move from strength to strength. The Mediclinic brand is listed number 8 according to this year’s BrandFinance South Africa Top 50 brands report. Mediclinic’s brand value has increased by 19% from approximately R8 billion to R9.6 billion, placing it at number 8 in the top ten ranking ahead of Woolworths and Investec.

A total of 450 brands were analysed across various industries. BrandFinance SA Top 10 list include: MTN (1), Sasol (2), Vodacom (3), Standard Bank (4), ABSA (5), Nedbank (6), FNB (7), MediClinic (8), Investec (9) and Woolworths (10). Congratulations Mediclinic!

The company is still the only healthcare services provider in the top 10.

Moksh Authentic Indian Cuisine Opens In Somerset West

“To be ranked as No. 1 on the Travel + Leisure 2014 World’s Best Awards list of Top City Hotels in Africa and the Middle East is a truly rewarding achievement for our entire team, and we graciously accept the honor of these accolades. The award heightens our drive to continue to anticipate and exceed the expectations of our guests” Says Philma Gomes, Director of Sales & Marketing, Cape Grace. Gomes further adds, “The singular excellence of Cape Grace reflects the collective effort of individuals. Each individual is regarded as unique and in possession of the dignity and potential required to set this hotel amongst the World’s finest.” “We are very excited to receive this recognition and I am honoured to work with such an amazing and dedicated spa team of professionals say Taryn Lilley, Spa Manager on receiving the award.

British Airways’ YouTube hit to benefit hungry communities

Sunil, an entrepreneur originally from Mumbai India, is the brainchild behind the MoKsh Group of Restaurants. MoKsh means freedom or Liberation, and attaining the highest level of satisfaction. He believes that “quality of food lies in the honesty of its ingredients.” The Newspaper can happily recommended MoKsh for their wide range of starters, as well as their range of exotic cuisine prepared artfully within a combinations of spices from Butter Chicken and the Lamb Rogan Josh to Seafood curries complemented by the best in Naan Breads, such as the Garlic Naan and Pesshawari Naan. Their food reflects the finest ingredients of India. Children too can enjoy dishes like Chicken Korma or Butter chicken. Its an absolute family restaurant. Moksh Somerset West is NOT licenced yet, but patrons can bring their own wine, No Corkage.

(Continue from page 1) It rescues edible, donated food and where necessary procures basic food items and distributes these to selected beneficiary organisations that run feeding programmes.

“What started out as a bit of fun caught peoples’ imagination and has had a really positive outcome and I’m glad to have been part of that,” said Habana at the ticket handover. FoodBank South Africa plans to auction the tickets at its annual banquet later this year. “We initially thought that 2 million views was a big target but interest in the video kept climbing, and it then received a further boost when British Airways started flying the A380 to South Africa in February,” said Andy du Plessis, FoodBank South Africa, managing director. He said money raised from the auction will be used to continue its food rescue programme around the country. Photo (Left) - Bryan Habana

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Akademia Sakeplankompetisie Finansiële werkswinkel Akademia bied met trots, en in samewerking met verskeie vennote, die Finansiële Sakeplanwerkswinkel op 20 Augustus 2014 aan. As opvolg op die uiters geslaagde eerste werkswinkel waar onderwerpe soos idee en ideevorming, bemarking, risikobestuur en eienskappe van ʼn entrepreneur behandel is, fokus die tweede werkswinkel meer op die finansiële en regulatoriese aspekte van ʼn kleinsake-onderneming. Die dag se program dek die volgende onderwerpe, wat tydens werksessies bespreek word: finansiële bestuur, finansieringsmoontlikhede, belasting, die regulatoriese omgewing, en menslikehulpbronbestuur. Elke sessie word deur ʼn kundige op die onderwerp aangebied en sluit vennote soos Business Partners, DJ Legal, DW Tax Specialists en Etienne Raymond in. Die Finansiële Sakeplanwerkswinkel word deur middel van Akademia se moderne videokonferensietegnologie in Akademia se studiesentrums in Gauteng en die Wes-Kaap aangebied en kos slegs R450 per persoon vir die voldagwerkswinkel. Deelnemers aan die oorkoepelende Akademia Sakeplankompetisie (waarvan hierdie werkswinkels deel vorm), betaal slegs R350 vir die dag.


Rotary Club Helderberg Supports Bizweni Centre The members of the Rotary Club of Helderberg can be seen hard at work raising funds for the awe-inspiring Bizweni Centre for Disabled Children. Situated in Somerset West, the Bizweni Centre for Disabled Children was established in 1998 and is a Day Care, ECD (Early Childhood Development) Centre with the purpose of providing quality care for children with a range of disabilities such as cerebral palsy and autism.

Om jou sitplek by hierdie ongelooflike waarde-vir-geld-geleentheid te bespreek, besoek vandag nog Akademia se webtuiste by www.akademia. en kliek op die “Registreer hier vir Sakeplanwerkswinkel 2”-skakel op die tuisblad. Akademia se twee studiesentrums in die Wes-Kaap is geleë in Sanlam Hoofkantoor, Strandstraat 2, Bellville en by die NG kerk Helderberg in Firmountweg 82, Somerset-Wes. Akademia, waar jy voltyds kan werk en studeer!

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According to Vicky Hinrichsen, Bizweni Centre Project Manager, the Bizweni Centre currently cares for 51 children. “The Rotary Club of Helderberg has been involved with Bizweni Centre for many years and was instrumental in the building of the new Centre. Each year the Rotary Club has been able to organize wheelchairs for children in need; while being fully involved in the fundraising for our new school bus. Once again identifying a need, Rotary Helderberg has committed to raising funds to extend the existing building into a Skills Development Centre for disabled children aged 15 to 18 years.” Peter Cohen, President of the Rotary Club of Helderberg says, “Between 2005 and 2010 we raised funds, built and fur-

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nished a state of the art facility where 50 children could be educated and cared for. Part of our fund raising initiative saw us set up and man the water tables at Lourensford and Knorhoek Wine Estates on three separate days of the 2012 and 2013 FNB Wines2Whales MTB Events. Although it’s hard work, it’s also great fun for us and the cyclists. We’re grateful for the money raised for our charities, especially for our latest major Bizweni Project which entails the extension of the existing facility into a Skills Development Centre. To date we’ve managed to raise just under 50% of the building costs and can use all the help that we can get.” For more information visit

Chief Scout praises Scout after Winning Survive-It 2014

Fifteen year old Claude Schippers, from 1st Bellville South Scouts Group was announced the winner of Hectic Nine’s Survive It 2014! Chief Scout Sibusiso Vilane praised the youngster for his tenacity and adventurous spirit, while attending a youth fun day in the Western Cape! This year, the reality survival competition was set in the Matroosberg and was one of the toughest seasons yet. Viewers of TV’s popular kid’s show Hectic Nine-9 were able to see their favourite presenters rough it out against 10 Scouts from the Western Cape. Contestants were put to task in tough outdoor situations and voted each other out one by one as the show progressed. The ultimate “Survive-It” survivor was voted for by the viewers of the show and announced and Claude was the last Scout remaining. For the third year running the Scout took the title of Survive it winner! When asked how he pulled it off, Claude smiled and simply replied: “I just did my best. It was very hard. It was very cold and I especially struggled with the food. Having to eat dry rice and beans was not nice. But I thought I am a Scout and I can do this. It feels great to be a winner!” When asked what a Scout should do if they want to win next year Claude giggles and says: “They must just do their best, practice their Scouting skills and be prepared!” For more information about Scouts South Africa visit

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Chané de Kock Celebrates Life The Celebrate Life Ball (CLB) took place on 28 June at the glamorous Val de Vie Estate in Paarl and was attended by 185 guests. The Celebrate Life Ball was birthed out of a desire by Mrs. South Africa 2014, Chané de Kock, to use a celebration as a vehicle for doing well, and giving back to the people who blessed her in life. Chané wanted to celebrate 4 main events in her life: her year as Mrs SA, her 30th birthday, 10 year wedding anniversary and the launch of her new brand, “Happy and Healthy Co.” Chané also presented her Mrs Universe dresses designed by Anel Botha and Jose de Canha.


Memories Tied into Masterpieces Neckties have been worn for centuries; either for formal wear or to signal an important occasion. It is safe to say that Ties signify a form of respect for self-presentation of a man to look his best. For some reason, it is however difficult to get rid of the old tie, since there is a memory attached to that special event. So where do old ties go? Mrs Cape Town 2013, Chantal Witthuhn found a way to tie all those memories together and to create something new from something old; whilst serving a purpose for charity too. Using her platform as Mrs Cape Town, Chantal set out to identify 3 designers to implement this task. She launched the Save the Tie, Save a Child project and began the collection of ties.

Some of the junior RoleModels SA titleholders also tried their hand at designing tie-garments and strutted their stuff on the catwalk. RoleModels Foundation initiates and supports pre-school facilities in impoverished communities throughout South Africa. It is their belief that a child, who starts school without any formative educational foundation, starts life off at a disadvantage.

Over 4000 ties were donated and the designers, Hein Smit, Marshal Enyioma and Saskia Wicomb got to work. Models were sought and measurements and fittings began. In total 42 garments were created from the old ties.

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The evening was lively within a relaxed atmosphere with delicious food. The guests enjoyed dancing the evening away while entertained by Heinz Winckler, The Fire Tribe, and some other amazing entertainers. The main sponsor of this event was Aramex. Capitec Bank and Imperial Logistics also attended the event. The money raised by this event will be donated to the Out of Africa Children’s Foundation to revamp the bathrooms in the cancer ward in Tygerberg Hospital. The ‘Out of Africa Children’s Foundation’ is a non-profit organisation with patrons Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mrs South Africa, Chané de Kock. The ‘Out of Africa Children’s Foundation’ provides accommodation for the direct families of ill children from out of the Cape Town area during the child’s hospitalisation and recovery. It also provides a safe haven for abandoned and abused children. Chané de Kock will take part in the Mrs Universe competition in Kuala Lumpur between 22-29 August where after she will take time off to be with her family. While her husband will be attending a course in California, Chané will be spending time with her children and acquire inspiration for her new brand, Happy and Healthy Co. Chané is a wife, mother of 3 children, health coach, and public speaker. She is ambitious, hard-working, and has a great passion for South Africa and its people. Her down-to-earth personality makes her much loved in the public eye.

Recently a glamorous fashion showcase was hosted at the All Star Theatre, Cape Gate in aid of charity. Marshal Enyioma worked his magic with designs that had a rich ethnic element, whilst Saskia Wicomb’s designs were showcased in a most psychedelic presentation. This was followed by a feminine vintage collection by Hein Smit, ranging from a ‘Lady in red’, fit for a queen to a wedding dress for the prettiest bride. Hein’s first creation raised R5 000.

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It is their mission to reduce the statistics of small children roaming the streets. Plans are already underway for next year, “Save the Button, Sell the Tie to Save a Child” event.




TopVendor Wedding Awards TopVendor Wedding Awards presents their first annual gala ceremony on 20 August 2014 at Nooitgedacht Estate in Stellenbosch to create a platform to showcase some of the most creative individuals in the growing wedding industry in South Africa. TopVendor Wedding Awards is an independent organization that recognises the hardworking talented professionals in the wedding industry. Seventy participants from all over the country will compete in the following 10 categories: Best Upcoming Wedding Photography, Best Scenic Wedding Photography, Best Overall Wedding Photography, Best Wine Farm Wedding Venue, Best Guest Farm Wedding Venue, Best Wedding Blog, Best Wedding Make-up Artist, Best Wedding Stationary Designer, Best Wedding Floral Detail and Design and Best Wedding Decor and Styling. Each participant can also vote for one of their peers in their own speciality which will all add up to a score that will determine the winner. Not only do

the winners receive recognition within the industry, the overall winners will have the opportunity to showcase their talents in a styled shoot for My Wedding Day magazine. The voting ended on the 25th of July and the winners will be announced on 20 August at the event. Voters also stand a chance to win a weekend for 6 people in the executive Lodge at The Windmills Resort in KZN, jewellery worth R2500 from JADE in Stellenbosch or a newly engaged couple can win an engagement shoot. The winners will be announced at the black-tie Gala event. Something Different Concepts and Shows and Gearhouse will be responsible for the styling, designing and technical support of the event while Elmarie Bredell from el Le Fleur studio will create a unique table display for a shoot. The entertainment will be provided by The Bottomless Coffee band and Colin Moss will be the MC. Exciting guest speakers such as Christine Meintjes and Nadia van der Mescht will be talking

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A Horse - A Dream and an African Queen Barinda Botha of the Western Cape is a finalist in the “Queen of Africa” competition to be held on 30 August at the City Hall in Paarl. The “Queen of Africa” competition caught Barinda, a Djembe Drumming facilitator’s attention. Barinda was attracted to the completion because drums are related to Africa as well as her passion to help others.

Woman’s Day at Erinvale After nineteen years, Radio Helderberg knows that a good community radio station keeps its female listeners happy! Which is why Women’s Day on 9th August, 93.6 FM is part of the lavish Women’s Day Brunch at Erinvale Hotel & Spa. It’s a chance for Radio Helderberg to rub shoulders with the ladies of the Helderberg Basin, and offer them a chance to meet Carmen Niehaus of Carmién Tea. Tickets are almost sold out, so spoil that special lady in your life and book her and her BFF a seat!

Barinda could identify herself with the mission of the competition, "Be the change you want to see in the world." It is expected of each participant in the competition to raise funds for Childhood Cancer of SA (CHOC).

28 August 2014 is also a chance for all members of Radio Helderberg to meet at the RH Annual General Meeting to be held at Smiling Oven’s Kitchen Kafé. If you’d like to attend, ensure that your membership is paid up - and any motion delivered to Radio Helderberg - by 21 August. Remember – you make 93.6 FM great! So tune in and stay in touch!

Barinda recalls Ampie Fourie, owner of NGO, Ribbons4Roses, who connected her to the Bosch family. She met Emaleigh Bosch, presently suffering from “fanconi anaemia,” a cancer currently suffered by only 1000 people worldwide, for the first time on 24 May 2014.

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Barinda remembers that she was not permitted to hug Emaleigh, due to the high risk of contracting germs. However, Emaleigh’s desire to own a horse, remained in her mind since they met.

As the Bosch family resides in Port Elizabeth, Barinda contacted Freddie van Rensburg, owner of GEG Adventure Tours in PE for assistance to find a horse for Emaleigh. Freddie put her in contact with Andre Ferreira, owner of Nooitgedacht Horse Trails in PE. Today Emaleigh is the proud owner of JP, a 4year old strawberry blond stallion, sponsored by Nooitgedacht Horse Trails, while GEG Adventure Tours sponsored all the equipment & tack. Emaleigh is entitled to visit JP at Nooitgedacht at anytime. Emaleigh is currently in hospital for treatments and can't wait to meet JP. According to her parents, Emaleigh said that she will only believe it when she is able to touch her own horse. As JP became a reality to Emaleigh and fulfilled Emaleigh’s dream, so is the “Queen of Africa” competition able to give hope to millions of people. For more information about Emaleigh Bosch and the “Queen of Africa” competition. Contact Barinda Botha on 082 553 7710 Photo (Right) Barinda Botha with Emaleigh Bosch




SAWI Wine Awards Results The South African Wine Index (SAWi) acknowledged South African wine excellence at its recent event held at the luxurious Grootbos Private Nature Reserve near Gansbaai. Guests, producers and wine makers were treated to a tasting of the winning wines before the presentation of the awards. The event was a showcase of South African ‘Grand Wines’ – highlighting the value of the SAWi principles and methodology. Constantia Glen took top honors on the night, receiving the SAWi Trophy for Wine Producer of the Year while De Morgenzon received the 2014 SAWi Trophy for White Wine Producer of the Year. The Trophy for the 2014 SAWi Red Wine Producer of the Year went to Kanonkop Estate. The inaugural Trophy for Best South African Brandy Producer was awarded to KWV. Chardonnay dominated, with 17 accolades, followed by Shiraz wines with 12, Sauvignon Blanc Hempies du Toit and Beyers Truter and Bordeaux Blends with 10 each, Pinotage 8, Pinot Noir 6 and Red Blends 5. Hemel and Aarde Valley had 14 wine accolades, followed by Constantia with 10 and Tulbach with 7, whilst Elgin, Franshhoek, Paarl, Stellenbosch Kloof, Blaauwklippen and Idas Valley had 5 each. Wines from Stellenbosch West, Blaauwklippen, Cederberg, Somerset West, Franshhoek and Durbanville made up the rest. Once again, outlying wine pockets like Cederberg, Tulbach, and even Barrydale featured prominently.

Charles Back Receives IWC Lifetime Achievement Award

We are delighted to announce that Fairview Wine and Cheese Owner Charles Back was awarded the prestigious International Wine Challenge (IWC) Lifetime Achievement Award in London on 16 July. In its 31st year, the International Wine Challenge is accepted as the world’s finest and most meticulously judged competition. The coveted award is bestowed upon leaders in the global wine industry who deserve special recognition for the work they have done throughout their lives. Charles was nominated by fellow industry leaders Tim Atkin MW, Charles Metcalfe MW, Sam Harrop MW and Oz Clarke.

Since the start of the SAWi Ratings five years ago, only 32 wines out of a total of 914 which were rated have scored 95+ points, with repeated good performances by the majority of these wines. This year another 13 wines were added to this category. Beyers Truter was honored as the SAWi Wine Legend of the Year and joined Hempies du Toit, Jan Boland Coetzee and Peter Finlayson on this honors roll. His contribution to the global profile of South African wines has made Beyers a true pioneer in the South Africa wine industry.

Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award 2014 A wide range of enthusiastic applicants entered the First-Round of The Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award 2014. All applicants completed an ‘open book’ test, from which the top seven have progressed to the Semi-Finals. First-Round candidates were assessed on the basis of their completed Questionnaire (theoretical component) for which the minimum pass was 65%, as well as on the basis of their experience in wine service in fine dining establishments. As in the previous Semi-Finals, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape, the three provinces with the highest concentration of fine dining restaurants, are represented. The two semi-finalist from the Western Cape are Cashias Gumbo from La Colombe Restaurant, Constantia and Rylan Gentles from Delaire Graff Estate, Stellenbosch.

Charles Back - Photo Credit: Tim Atkin

The panel recognised him for his work in introducing Viognier, Tempranillo, Tannat, Sangiovese and Petite Sirah to South Africa; in pioneering the Swartland Revolution; in shaping the future of wine tourism in South Africa through the introduction of artisanal cheese and the establishment of the Spice Route Destination in Paarl; and in being the first to afford land and company ownership to previously disadvantaged wine farm workers; to name but a few of his many seminal achievements. Charles accepted the award with characteristic humility and grace. "I am humbled and honoured by this prestigious award. I accept it on behalf of the 500 people who work with me. It is their collective endeavour that inspires me to do my best for them and the industry at large. South Africa has provided me the opportunity to use my love for vines and wines to add value to the lives of those who tend them,” he shares.

The Semi-Finals will take place on 18th August 2014 at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg Estate in Constantia. In addition to a rigorous test of wine theory, the practical component of the competition will test the Semi-Finalists’ knowledge of wine styles and tasting ability in the form of a blind tasting, assess their competence in making food and wine pairing recommendations as well as their ability to perform tasks of professional wine service.

Rylan Gentles - Delaire Graff Estate

The 2014 Finalists will compete in Cape Town in October this year, being judged on wine and food service and tested on wine styles and terminology, wine label information, wine regulations, regions of origin, major international wine regions and their wines, identifying wines in a blind tasting, service techniques, food and wine pairing, wine storage and social skills and ability to interact with the patron.

This year’s winner will be announced at an exclusive Champagne event in October 2014, winning the Riedel Glass Trophy and a trip to France including a visit to the prestigious House of Champagne Bollinger. Judges at all rounds of the competition include internationally trained sommeliers, Cape Wine Masters and members of the hospitality trade.

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Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase


Big Bottle Festival Wine producer participation to the Big Bottle Festival is strictly by invitation and includes premier wine estates such as Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Paul Cluver, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Luddite, Raats Family, Mullineaux Family Wines and Cape Point Vineyards, amongst others.

Benchmarking over 30 years of wine-making excellence with wines of remarkable lineage and enduring quality, the Guild comprises 45 winemakers who jointly represent the pinnacle of South African wine achievement. Only wines crafted exclusively for the Guild auction by these leading winemakers are sold at the annual auction which is open to the general public, wine collectors as well as the liquor and restaurant trade. The Showcases in Cape Town and Johannesburg afford wine enthusiasts the opportunity to taste these small volume, cutting edge auction wines as well as other acclaimed flagship wines of Guild members in an interactive, walk-around tasting hosted by the winemakers themselves.

Taste exceptional wines with a creative edge and great diversity representing over three decades of winemaking prowess at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase in Cape Town on 21 August 2014 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Gearing up for the 30th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction to be held in Stellenbosch on 4 October, these Showcases give wine lovers the opportunity to taste the selection of rare and sought after wines to go under the hammer this year.

Showcase-goers will also have the opportunity to bid on rare signed bottles from previous Guild auctions during the Silent Auction in aid of the Nedbank CWG Development Trust. Founded in 1999, the Development Trust assists with education, training and empowerment within the wine industry and includes the Guild’s Protégé Programme, a mentorship scheme for young, upcoming winemakers. The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction will take place on Saturday, 4 October 2014 from 09h00 at Spier Conference Centre in the Stellenbosch Winelands and is open to the public. For more information visit www.

We Luv Wine returns to Cape Gate

The Big Bottle Festival is South Africa’s most prestigious annual wine tasting and gourmet food festival, and is one of only two events of its kind world wide. Now in its fourth year, the event celebrates South Africa’s finest big bottle format masterpieces. Unique in concept and execution, this indulgent affair brings together 40 of South Africa’s foremost winemakers and five of the country’s top ‘chefs de cuisine’. The luxurious Taj Hotel in Cape Town is host to this year’s Big Bottle Festival which takes place on the weekend of the 29 & 30 August 2014. Taj Cape Town, synonymous with opulent style and grandeur, has introduced a number of initiatives to entrench its position as the preeminent destination for those partial to the appreciation of fine wine. The Big Bottle Festival kicks off on Friday evening with an exclusive Gourmand Dinner. Discerning guests will experience exceptional food paired with an extensive selection of wines.

This indulgent food and wine affair is presented as four themes: ‘Modern Classics, ‘Champagne & Sparkling Wines’, ‘Wines of Elegance’ and ‘Wild Ferment’ and will take place in the Taj Cape Town’s newest addition, The Reserve venue. The Reserve exudes a sense of elegance and opulence that is impossible to replicate in modern times. The celebrity chef lineup this year includes names such as: Rudi Liebenberg (Mount Nelson), Gregory Czarnecki (Waterkloof Restaurant), Brad Ball (Steenberg’s Bistro 1682), Shyam Longani (Taj – Bombay Brasserie) and Christian Harbeck (Raith Gourmet). This must-attend wine tasting event is the result of a symbiotic partnership between Fine Wine Events, VIVIDLUXURY and Le Kap Magazine. The Big Bottle Walk-About tasting tickets include wine tasting at any of the participating estates and food prepared throughout the day by the participating chefs. For more information contact 021 465 2312 or visit

The Gourmand Dinner themed “My Love & My Mistress” which eludes to sommelier Jörg Pfützner’s passion for both Riesling and Pinot Noir, will feature the world’s most acclaimed within these two cultivar categories. The indulgent Big Bottle Walk-About & Tasting experience on Saturday 30 August affords guests the opportunity to sample speciality dishes crafted by a few of South Africa’s leading chefs.

Let loose at 5th Cellar2Cellar Trail Run & Wine Experience

The second half of the year sees the return of the “We Luv Wine” Festival at the Cape Gate Shopping Centre in the northern suburbs from 22-23 August from 12h00-18h00. Wine lovers can taste and buy more than 100 wines directly from the producers. A wide selection to suit every palate and wallet, ranging from Red, White, Dry and Sweet right through to Port, Bubbly and Pot-Stilled Brandy, is on offer. Hungry tummies are catered for with products like biltong, cheese, olives, olive oil and chocolates on offer and selected food exhibitors have been invited to provide eats for sale. Lounge seating areas for socialising will ensure a casual vibe and an enjoyable food & wine experience as visitors are welcome

to buy something to eat and enjoy it with a glass of wine on site. Participating wineries include: Ayama Wines, Beau Belle Wines, Blaauwklippen Vineyards, Du Toitskloof Cellar, Groenland, Mount Vernon, Koelenhof Wynkelder, L’Avenir Stellenbosch, Orange River Cellars, Perdeberg Wines, Ruitersvlei , Vergenoegd Wine Estate, Villiera Wines, Yonder Hill Wines and Zevenwacht. The Pebbles Project, which looks after disadvantaged children, especially those impacted by alcohol, is the charity beneficiary of the festival and will be present to spread their message and raise funds and awareness. Get tickets on-line from

On your marks… get set…GO! Dust off those trainers and let your imagination run wild in striking fancy dress as you wine your way through the picturesque Paradyskloof vineyards on Saturday, 6 September 2014, when Cellar2Cellar brings you the ultimate Trail Run and Wine experience. Starting and finishing at Blaauwklippen between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, the 12km Wine Experience meanders through Blaauwklippen, Vriesenhof, Mont Marie, Dornier, Kleinood, Waterford, Stellenzicht and Stellenrust - all renowned for their exceptional wines. Sample some of their speciality wines en route with tantalising tasters of Portobello cheese, Wedgewood nougat and stop at Waterford Wine Estate for their popular chocolate and wine pairings. The best dressed male and female fun seekers will win their “weight in wine” with an additional R2 500 cash prize for the most dazzling outfit. The more serious participants opting for the Trail

Run over either 12km or 20km, will race to the finish line through spectacular vineyard surroundings without the wine tasting pit stops. All Wine Experience participants will be able to buy wine en route and have the wine delivered to them at the finish line, where the festivities will continue with a farmers market and entertainment. For more information visit




Terroir Restaurant - A Gourmet Destination The second course on the Menu was the delicious cured Lamb Belly with juniper and rosemary, braising juices, Duka and potato gnocchi paired with Kleine Zalze Cabernet Sauvignon, with its well integrated ripe prune, plum and cherry fruit providing an alluring combination of blackberries and cedar wood flavours delivering a lingering after taste perfectly complementing the meaty flavours of this dish.

Since opening its doors 10 years ago, Terroir Restaurant in Stellenbosch became one of the most sought-after gourmet destinations in the Western Cape. The restaurant consistently ranks within South Africa’s top 10 restaurants, and its ongoing success brought with it various prestigious awards. Kleine Zalze Estate created the perfect setting for the Terroir Restaurant under the historic oak trees with views over the De Zalze Golf course, surrounding gardens and vineyards - the perfect place to relax and enjoy a fine meal paired with excellent Estate wines. The Newspaper paid Terroir Restaurant one cold and rainy winters evening a visit. We were welcomed into the relaxing ambience where excellent food and friendly service was awaiting us. In the back a fireplace was adding to the pleasant atmosphere.

The Chef

Michael Broughton, the Executive Chef believes in "Classic pairings, intense depth of flavour and the characterization of the “perfect sauce” toward creating the “terroir–driven food” perfected for the futuristic guest. Added to his passion is the creation of flavours in line with wines of the region against locally sourced organic ingredients. “The proof lies in the pudding,” reflects precisely what Michael accomplishes. The many accolades is proof of the success he has achieved in balancing food with wine and giving the guests the benefit of a gastronomic experience of world standard. Grounded on classic French cooking techniques, Michael is undoubtedly a “Master” at the art of developing healthier dishes. As a Chef Michael said, "To show restraint, precision and simplicity on the plate is at the core of our food philosophy," and, "If you can’t make magic with sauce, then what’s the point? For a saucier to make the perfectly balanced sauce takes time, skill and patience.”

The Gastronomic Experience

In a relaxed atmosphere the gastronomic journey at Terroir began with a display on the “Bistro-styled chalkboard Menu” reflecting descriptive dishes paired mainly with wines from Kleine Zalze Estate. A bread plate of appetizing Tomato and Smoked olive Focaccia and sourdough rolls with salted butter was on offer while awaiting our first course. We were served a tasty Amusebouche of Gougiers cheese, pork spring rolls with sweet sauce, fish croquettes with basil crème which was paired with Kleine Zalze MCC. This full-body classical style Method Cap Classic (MCC) crafted from the finest selected parcels of the traditional grape varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Noir superbly blends with this appetiser giving great character to the flavours. We were presented with appetizing Prawn Risotto consisting of Tiger prawns with garlic lemon and chilli with sauce Americaine paired with the Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc. The wine complemented the quality of the dish with its ripe fig, pea and full floral herbaceous flavours on the nose and intense complexed lime, ripe asparagus and peppery notes on the palate.

The presentation of the succulent 6 week well matured Sirloin of Angus Beef looked and tasted amazing. It was accompanied by root vegetable pate, white Bordelaise and truffle vinaigrette excellently paired with Kevin Arnold Shiraz with its multi-layered berry spice aromas and savoury, and the wild berry flavours on the nose is a splendid selection complementing the dish. The evening ended with the perfect choice of Dessert. The first selection Lemon Cheese cake with redcurrant, vanilla, almond crunch, elder flower and apple ice cream, was followed by the Citrus Tart with blood orange puree, pistachio macaroon, popcorn powder and lime with yoghurt ice cream. Both these dishes were paired with Kanu Kia-Ora. A Noble Late Harvest, with its melange of citrus, apricots, fynbos honey and toasted almond infused nougat ready on the nose to enhance that explosion onto the palate with a full, and rich mouth feel that embodies the flavours in both the Lemon Cheese cake as well as the Citrus Tart. All dishes were prepared with great detail, and was deliciously plated, reflecting outstanding quality. The Newspaper can highly recommend Terroir Restaurant for an incredible dining experience. It may be said, Terroir’s wine list offers a selection of wines, specifically selected to live up to the quality and style of its food.

Accolades over the past ten years

Many accolades have been awarded Terroir Restaurant over the past ten years. These are: Top 10 Restaurant 2005. The Eat Out Johnny Walker Restaurant of the Year Award as well as the Service Excellence Award 2006. Best of Wine Capitals of the World South African Wine Tourism Restaurant of the Year 2006. The Top 20 Restaurants in South Africa 2007. The Prudential Eat Out Service Award (Service Excellence Award) – the only restaurant to win this award twice, 2008 and 2009. Wine magazine’s Dine ‘Top 10’ restaurant awards in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. Third Best Restaurant in South Africa 2008. Fourth Best Restaurant in the highly competitive Top 10 category at the 2009. Sixth Best Restaurant in the Top 10 category at the 2010 Eat Out Awards. Sixth Best Restaurant in the Top 10 category at the 2011 Eat OutDStv Food Network Restaurant Awards. The Ninth Best Restaurant in the Top 10 category at the 2012 Eat OutDStv Food Network Restaurant Awards.

In concluding may it be said that Terroir’s delightfully informal setting under the oak trees on Kleine Zalze Estate belies the rigorously disciplined approach to the creative process executed in the kitchen of Chef Michael Broughton and his team. The Restaurant only offers limited seating to ensure excellent service and quality food. Winter Special from 1 May - 30 September 2014 2 course meal and a glass of Kleine Zalze wine for R240 3 course meal and a glass of Kleine Zalze wine for R280 Terms & Conditions Apply see website for details. For more information Call 021 880 8167 or visit




Herbalicious! South African consumers are eating more fresh food every day. “Fresh raw herbs are some of the most delicious and nutrient-dense plants you can eat yet they are under-appreciated as food.” says Sue Standfield owner of gojigo in the Somerset Décor Centre, opposite the Helderberg Centre in Somerset West. “They are the easiest and most flavourful plants to eat. Toss in a bowl with the stalks, add oil, salt and pepper – and you have a delicious snack or side dish.” Standfield encourages people to buy and eat herbs like you would other veggies – in volume. “People find herbs intimidating. Once you get the hang of it, 80 grams each of 3-4 different herbs is an easy amount for an adult to consume weekly. They’re not just there to flavour the other food – they are the food.” The herbs on gojigo’s menu come from The Fresh Herb Company which sells a wide variety including rocket, basil, mint, thyme, chives, coriander, spinach, parsley, rosemary and many more. Locally grown, the herbs are picked daily by hand and delivered promptly, after cooling and packing, to shops, restaurants and other consumers. Stuart Burroughs, owner of the company says, “Our herbs are ideal for cooking, baking, seasoning, garnish, in salads, veg juices, health smoothies and other savoury foods. You can also use them in sauces, pickles and pestos.” The herbs are packed in 25 gram punnets or 80 gram re-sealable bags for home use or in 100/250/500 gram bags for restaurants, hotels and catering.

Reuben Riffel’s Route Through Africa Celebrity chef Reuben Riffel has become quite the Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown fan whilst trekking through sub-Saharan Africa as part of the Cape to Dar es Salaam Expedition with the Land Rover Africa magazine team.

Stuart Burroughs and Sue Standfield

At their stop-over in Zimbabwe at the Hwange Lodge, Reuben treated the team to steak with a Sedgwick’s cream and mushroom sauce, complemented with side dishes of roasted butternut and fresh salad.

“Herbs are incredibly versatile” Burroughs adds, “but lots of people are disappointed when looking for them – they are either unavailable or of poor quality.” Some herbs grow seasonally but the majority are available year round. With many years of experience in the horticultural field, Burroughs has been growing herbs for over ten years. “We specialise in herbs and aim to provide a high quality local fresh product. That’s what The Fresh Herb Company is all about.”

Reuben, along with the magazine team and a film crew, left Cape Town on 4 July and has been driving, filming, exploring and cooking on the 6500km journey to Tanzania’s capital, Dar es Salaam. The Land Rover Africa magazine expedition aims to promote overland tourism in sub-Saharan Africa by showcasing the beauty and accessibility of travelling through Africa. The team will visit several luxury lodges along the way and report on how these lodges have positively impacted local communities.

To buy The Fresh Herb Company herbs contact Stuart on 074 177 5220 or

The magazine’s film crew is documenting the entire journey as Reuben seeks to share his skills with local chefs and feature local produce and cooking styles unique to the continent. He intends publishing a book featuring the best - and worst! – recipes he encountered.

Visit gojigo at Shop 5, Somerset Décor Centre, opposite the new Checkers Hyper, Helderberg Centre, Somerset West. The shop is open from Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm. For more information contact Sue at 082 0497 916

Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown is a fitting crew member, not only keeping the team company around the camp fire but also the secret ingredient to Reuben’s

bushfire culinary delights. Sedgwick’s, launched in 1916, is a versatile companion on many occasions – enjoy it neat around the camp fire, with lemonade or ginger ale and plenty of ice for a refreshing summer’s drink, or added to your favourite sauce, marinade, oldtime favourite dishes such as flash-fried prawns, pea soup, malva pudding and roasted vegetables.

Reuben Riffel

Sedgwick’s is named for Captain James Sedgwick, master of the famous tea clipper Undine. Legend has it that when he retired at the Cape in 1853, he was the centre of attraction at his tavern, The Captain’s Rooms, where sailors on shore leave gathered to share his tales of the high seas. That charisma and spirit of adventure to this day lives on in Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown. Make sure you have a bottle of Sedgwick’s close at hand next time you’re preparing for a braai.

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FEEL LIKE AN AUTHENTIC VILLAGE PUB EXPERIENCE? Come join us at the Elephant and Barrel Village Pub situated in Centre du Village

real pub vibe and live music on Friday or Saturday nights. For updates of events taking place or general information visit Trading hours: 09:00 am - Late, Monday - Sunday, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Tel: +27 21 876 4127 • Email: Facebook: Elephant and Barrel

At the legendary Delheim Estate, nestled on the idyllic slopes of the Simonsberg outside Stellenbosch, it is pancake weather all year round with the launch of their decadent sweet and savoury Pancake & Wine Pairings. Like pasta the best match for pancakes depends on the topping or filling and at Delheim one can delight in a delicious trio of taste sensations, whilst discovering an array of estate wines. First up to tickle the taste buds is a whole wheat Salmon Pancake, filled with salmon trout and cream cheese and topped with caper berry shavings served with the Delheim Pinotage. Next in line is the hearty Lamb Shank Pancake – a traditional pancake with Karoo lamb shank and homemade caramelised onion – which is just the ticket with the aromatic Delheim Cabernet Sauvignon. Last but not least is an irresistible Pickled Pumpkin Pancake which shares the spotlight with the estate’s eminent Edelspatz Nobel Late Harvest. Alluring with dried apricot, quince and cumquat notes, the sweetness of this award-winning wine marries perfectly with the sugary acidity of the pancake. For more information contact 021 888 4600




De Nieuwe Rodenburg's Butchery & Deli Today, Rodenburg’s Butchery & Deli is most definitely the oldest existing butchery still operative in the same building in the Strand. A window pane in the gable reveals that the building was built in 1927.

Their business expanded and the Rodenburgs purchased land in Gordon’s Bay for an abattoir, to provide forage to live-stock they purchased at stock-fairs in Kuilsriver and Bellville. The live-stock arrived at Strand Station by cattle-truck and two herd-boys would walk the animals to their property in Gordon’s Bay. Can you in your wildest dreams imagine a cattle-truck arriving at Strand Station today delivering cattle? They set up their own abattoir in Gordon’s Bay and employed more staff to accommodate deliveries. Three delivery men with bicycles were appointed, each to cover his own area. The business had its funny moments. It was two days before Christmas when a client called in at about 11h00 saying she had not received her Christmas meat. Another client called shortly there after with the same dilemma. To Louisa this seemed strange, what could have gone wrong? She took to the road and found the three delivery men seated under a tree drunk as skunks with all the meat deliveries still neatly packed ready for delivery. She took on the responsibility and personally delivered all the Christmas meat on time. The business also claimed its toll. In 1990 Pieter suddenly died undergoing a pacemaker implant at Groote Schuur Hospital.

During The Newspaper’s visit to Louisa Rodenburg, co-founder of Rodeburg’s Butchery & Deli with her late husband Pieter back in 1951, she takes us back to the good old days of genuine “Butchery” business. Louisa’s life changing story reflects many challenges. It was shortly after the Second World War that her brother-in-law, Jaap Rodenburg came to Cape Town on an extended holiday. He discovered a butchery in the Strand, and purchase it. At the same time, the newlyweds, Louisa and Pieter immigrated to South Africa and arrived in Cape Town on 13th March 1951. They joined up with Jaap, and took control of the business after he left for Holland to finalize his immigration documents. Jaap’s immigration application did not run the normal time, and for over a year-and-a-half he struggled to obtain the required documentation. On his return Louisa and Pieter had set up a second butchery in Fish Hoek, and Jaap took on the management thereof for only a few years before immigrating to America. Both businesses thrived. As a young man Pieter qualified as a butcher in Rotterdam, and trained in Germany in manufacturing processed meats. He brought his skills to the Strand and produced quality meat which attracted many Europeans to Rodenburg’s Butchery & Deli. Louisa says,“From all over the peninsula clients came to purchase our amazing quality products. Some even arrived from as far as Ballito in Natal, and Johannesburg, bringing along their own mobile cold storage, to purchase meat products on a regular basis.”

Louisa & Pieter Rodenburg in the 1980's

Pieter decided to purchase the adjacent building, but, the eighty eight year old neighbour was not keen on selling. Later she agreed to the sale provided she retains occupation at no costs for a further eight years, stating that after eight years she should no longer be around. She also insisted that the agreement be signed before a Lawyer confirming her occupation for a further eight years. Eight years passed and she was still around.

Pieter never spoke a word regarding the neighbour’s extended eleven years occupation by the neighbour. The seller passed on at the age of 99 years.

Original Rodenburg's Butchery Building built in 1927

A few years later her son Dirk collapsed in the butchery office, and died instantaneously of a heart attack. The shock to Louisa was so great that she took ill and slipped into a coma for 21 days. Her daughter Diana was the only person left to run the family business. It was decided, due to her weakened condition to remove the life support, but miraculously she came out of the coma. After some time she recovered and return to the butchery. If this was not enough, she suffered the loss of her daughter Diana a few years later to cancer. Left with Mornét, her son-in-law, and two beautiful grandchildren she looks back over the many years in Rodenburg’s Butchery & Deli, and as difficult as it has been over the last years, she embraces the good times.

De Nieuwe Roodenburg Butchery Modern Look

Today, De Nieuwe Rodenburg’s Butchery & Deli is under new management with two very skilled remaining employees left, both trained by Louisa. This time the heartbeat of the new owners is to resume the manufacturing of the brands so perfectly developed by Pieter and Louisa. These include the likes of Fleiswurst, Hollandse Rookwors, Bokwurst, Jagtwurst, Bierwurst, and Parma Ham, to mention a few popular European meats, as well as Salami’s, Ham & Tongue, Polonies, Gammon rolls, Roast Beef, and many more. The butchery now also specializes in a wide range of smoked products and fresh meat. The new owners of Rodenburg’s Butchery & Deli’s have made many changes to date. Notwithstanding, their aim is not only to upgrade the Butchery and Deli, but also, to bring back the yesteryear’s love for the processing of meat products so neatly secured by Pieter and Louisa. The challenges are great, yet, they are set in their goal to cater for every client’s need. Do yourself a favour and visit the butchery on Saturdays were yesterday’s traditional butchery feeling meet today’s modern times.

A Saturday Morning at Rodenburg's Butchery during the 1980's

For more information contact 021 853 6320 or visit 43 Wesley Street, Strand




Clarke of the Karoo on Route 62 Clarke of the Karoo, located in the quaint village of Barrydale on Route 62 is one of the most renowned stopovers for breakfast and lunch en-route to Oudtshoorn for both local and international travellers. Guests can choose to dine inside, alfresco or in the cosy courtyard in the beautifully restored Mudhouse.

The Restaurant menu is a combination of “Karoo Cuisine” and Mediterranean dishes. Patrons can indulge in the Karoo Oysters, Cape Malay Bobotie and legendary Karoo Lamb Curry served with poppadum’s and a vast array of sambals, or be treated to a Roasted Vegetable Bruschetta, a home-made Karoo Lamb Burger with tzatziki or even Pan-seared Yellow fin Tuna when available. Locally grown vegetables are used to make the salads on the menu which include the likes of Roasted vegetable & feta salad with balsamic reduction and basil pesto. Englishman Mike Clarke, owner of Clarke of the Karoo living in South Africa for the past forty years previously owned "The Suikerbossie" in Hout Bay, before he moved to Knysna to build the famous "Crabs Creek Waterfront Tavern." Eight years later he sold the business and moved to Barrydale and opened Clarke of the Karoo.

The restaurant serves a mouth-watering selection of breakfasts including the popular “Arnold Bennett Omelette” consisting of smoked haddock and parmesan cheese as well as full English and healthy breakfasts.

Clarke of the Karoo is highly recommended for its outstanding food and hospitality over many years. The Newspaper never travels through Barrydale without stopping at Clarke of the Karoo to indulge in a gastronomic experience. The Restaurant is open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch from 8h00 to 16h00 with a special “locals evening” on Wednesdays. Contact Mike on 083 253 9755 or visit

Bella Mia Olives & Pottery

Seven years ago the Serfonteins sold their business and smallholding in Pretoria. Chris, an attorney, and Mariana, a radiographer left their field of expertise and bungee jumped into olive farming and pottery on a small farm in Schoemanshoek, between Oudtshoorn and the Cango Caves. The undeniably beauty, and the attractive surroundings with its green pastures even during the hottest, driest summer is what makes them function optimally. They purchased an Italian Olive press, trained themselves on boughtin olives, and today harvest their own olives and produce high quality olive oil. Even before they had completed the construction of their new house, Mariana‘s pottery was functional. Chris is no longer intimidated by an olive harvest, neither is Mariana hesitant about her own pottery ideas. In fact doing things their way, without fear, favour or influence, is probably the backbone of their venture.

Mike is the perfect host and his many years of experience in the restaurant business are evident in his accolades. These awards are: Special Achievement Award Garden Route and Klein Karoo 2011, Toptwenty Klein Karoo Gourmand Awards 2012, 2013 Top Ten Klein Karoo Citation d'honneur Chaine des Rotisseurs, Top 500 South Africa Eat Out Magazine 2014 and Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor 2014.

Both the Olive Oil and Pottery are on sale at their studio in Schoemanshoek. Call Chris on 083 388 7100 or Mariana: 083 438 3132 visit

Water that Heals at Warmwaterberg Spa Warmwaterberg Spa and Mineral hot Spring dates back to the early 19th century with its setting in a farming community – offering guests the same genuine rustic experience away from the glitz, luxury, and five star services of the modern day spa. It is as close as you will get to an artesian hot water spring experience! The Spa is for people who live close to nature and seek “Water that Heals”. Warmwaterberg Spa and Mineral Hot Spring is situated on Route 62 only 26 km from Barrydale en-route to Oudtshoorn offering only Self-catering facilities.

The facilities include mud and stone built Bath Houses, a Boarding House, three types of wooden chalets and many camp sites. The Artesian Spring is the main attraction at Warmwaterberg Spa. This spring is believed to be 4 to 6km deep with a temperature at the source of 43.5° Celsius. The source of the water is almost a thousand years old and saturated with iron and manganese, but without any traces of Sulfur. The water is untreated, has a high Iron and also contains traces of Lithium which has a soothing and calming impact on the human body.

There are guests who regularly visit the Warmwaterberg Spa and believe they have actively experienced healing from arthritis and various other ailments. Warmwaterberg Spa facilities include: two outdoor hot swimming pools, a cold swimming pool, a Lapa, a full-serviced Licensed Restaurant, a bar as well as an off-sales. Contact 028 572 1609 or visit


De Zeekoe offers the following Accommodation: From Standard to Superior rooms | Ecco Friendly Private Cottages | Waterfront cabins | Wheelchair friendly Rooms | Dining:

Welcoming drinks | Restaurant with fresh farm produce and free range meat, gluten free available | Cocktail Bar |


Wild Meerkat tours, home to the “shy five” | Small Game Viewing | Fishing - bring own equipment | Hiking | Horse riding | Jungle gym | Birding ( 162 species) | Canoeing | Eco Farm Tours | Self guided walks | Swimming pool - Salt Water | Star Gazing |


Conference and small functions venue | Going green with recycling, solar panels | Free warm blackest in winter & glue wine| Community project with local school | Free Wi-Fi |

Pay 2 & stay 3 Nights - Valid till end September 2014 T&C applies

For more information & bookings call: 044 272 6721, e-mail: or visit our website:




The Shortest Wine Route - Best in Wine, Golf, Hotel and Spa A golf experience on the prestigious Erinvale Golf Estate designed by Gary Player is a challenge not to be missed. The first nine holes is played through the flatter, residential part of the estate, while the back nine holes make its way upwards on the slope of the Helderberg Mountains, allowing the golfer to enjoy panoramic views of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the Helderberg Nature Reserve, wine estates, and even the breathtaking beauty of False Bay. This is the place for product launches, book signings, and corporate day events. The club's hospitality team and their constant quest for perfection and improved facilities will ensure a memorable experience of the course. As the sun sets over False Bay, you may retire to the Terrace or Playa’s Bar and follow the latest sport on their Big Screen TV, or relax and chat to one of the regular members, who will be able to share some of the course's hidden secrets.

Pack your bags, and lets go; it is time to discover the tranquillity of Erinvale Estate Hotel, Spa and Golf Course. A time to relax, play golf on the world renowned Erinvale Golf Course, and enjoy endless relaxation at the Erinvale Spa.

Erinvale Golf Club played host to the World Cup of Golf held in 1996 only a year after its official opening, as well as the SAA Open in both 2003 and 2004 and most recently hosted the South African Disabled Open.

On your arrival at the Erinvale Estate Hotel and Golf Course, a destination impacted with history awaits you - a wilderness transformed way back in the 1700’s unto a combination of flourishing Estates to rival Europe's finest, today a place surrounded by the beautiful wine and olive estates of Vergelegen, Lourensford, and Morgenster. The area was only an outpost way back in the 1690”s, a good three day journey by ox-wagon from the Cape of Good Hope Castle, and only a day’s horse ride to the beautiful valley, today known as Somerset West. To Simon van der Stel’s successor as Governor of the Cape of Good Hope in 1700, Willem Adriaan van der Stel’s visionary mind and knowledge of farming contributed greatly to the agricultural development of Vergelegen, an area of barren land of almost 30,000ha before it was subdivided into four and sold off.

Recorded in history, Willem Adriaan van der Stel's Vergelegen, and his lavish lifestyle was seen as a direct reprint of the Diemermeer quasi-French way of life. The huge farm with its large, gabled house incorporated into an octagonal garden was the type of layout reflecting the ultimate in country places of the “miniature Versailles” variety with specific reference to the smaller dwellings of Versailles. It took Van der Stel only six years to secure almost a half a million vine stocks, to lay out fruit orchards and orange groves, to plant camphor and oak trees, to establish eighteen cattle stations with 1000 cattle and 1800 sheep, not to mention the building of reservoirs, irrigation canals, and building himself a beautiful Cape Dutch homestead to which he added a corn mill and many other subsidiary buildings. Today, well positioned and only a 45 minute drive from Cape Town you will discover the stupendous beauty of probably the shortest Wine Route with its gracious Camphor and Oak trees reminding you of the history of yesteryear, today producing World Class quality Wines and Olive oil. Surrounded by the ambiance of these estates, Vergelegen, Lourensford, and Morgenster you will find yourself overpowered by the serene settings, the beauty of the Cape Dutch vernacular, and wines of distinction produced in this Wine Route. Erinvale Estate Hotel lies within the heart of these wine estates, where guests can enjoy a variety of activities, luxury accommodation, spa treatments, conference facilities and weddings. The hotel also has a hair boutique. For that special day the Erinvale Estate Hotel offers the bride and groom the use of their very own chapel, making this a wonderful and romantic wedding venue able to cater for all the needs of a bride and groom to make their wedding a truly memorable and joyous occasion.

Morgenster not only produces wines of distinction, but also world class Olive oils. Accompanied by side dishes of Morgenster's olive products, the extra virgin olive oil tasting leads your nose and taste buds down fresh and intriguing paths where you learn to judge excellence in an olive oil and find out its health and culinary secrets. Be sure to set aside some time for a relaxing Spa experience at Erinvale Spa. It offers the latest in health and beauty treatments with techniques to relax and rejuvenate the body and soul. It creates the perfect environment to reduce stress, unwind and relax in a heated whirlpool while enjoying a cup of Chai tea; a facial treatment, or be pampered by the therapists for a couple’s massage with the option of having a hydrotherapy bath or a steam session. Dinner is served in the Erinvale Signature Restaurant, Seventeen07, located inside the Manor House which dates back to 1707, and was rebuilt on the original foundations after a fire in 1951. Their 5-course table d’hôte menu includes a tasty spicy soup; a choice of a delicious starters; a refreshing sorbet; a choice of appetising entrees and a mouth-watering dessert buffet followed by tea or coffee. For the weekender there is the traditional Sunday buffet, a treat in itself with a huge variety of breads, starters, salads, main courses including carvery roasts, tasty vegetables, roast potatoes, a variety of delicious hot dishes and delectable desserts. Reconstructed on what was way back in the 1700’s the corn mill of Vergelegen, is today part of the L-shaped suites; from a beautiful decorated Classic, Deluxe, Business suite, to a Family, Bridal, and Honeymoon suite, all part of the courtyard. Over and above Wine Tasting at both Vergelegen and Lourensford Wine estates are the various stunning events on offer throughout the year. If it is not the Epic at Lourensford, it is the sunset vineyard tour, the chef’s Themed Dinners, or even the Starlight Classics at Vergelegen. A glorious stay awaits you on your next visit to Somerset West with its unique Wine Route, Erinvale Estate Hotel and Golf Course, nestled in a cul du sac where man can drift back to the days of Willem Adriaan van der Stel.

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BEZWENI LODGE - THE GEM OF HOTTENTOTS HOLLAND Bezweni Lodge, nestled high up against the slopes of the Hottentots Holland mountain range amongst hectares of indigenous fynbos, and on a most spectacular spot overlooking the breathtaking Cape Peninsula, is a haven of peace and tranquillity and the perfect place to relax and unwind. The Lodge is situated on a private 400-hectare eco-estate, 15 minutes from the beach and Somerset West, and only 35 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and 50 minutes from Cape Town city centre. The Newspaper was well received by Peter Weideman and Frank Dignon, managing partners in Bezweni Lodge. The friendliness, passion, personalized service of Peter and Frank is evident in the way they do business in the Lodge.

Surrounded by the smell of fynbos brings closeness to nature, with revitalizing impact. The panoramic view from the bedroom terrace as well as the Executive Suite with Table Mountain in the distance, and the False Bay Ocean cutting into a portion of land, with the setting of the sun behind a section of Table Mountain and sun rays reflecting off the ocean is a breath-taking experience. The Fynbos cottage is Bezweni’s only self-catering cottage. It is tucked away between mountains and trees, facing a lovely Khoi pond overlooking the Hottentots Holland Mountains. The cottage has been designed with sophisticated taste and keen eye on blending a fusion of timeless African history with a touch of glamour. This unique self-catering cottage is ideal for long staying guests, enjoying complete privacy, stunning views and comfortable spacious surroundings, with Bezweni Lodge only a few minutes’ walk.

The luxury accommodation features four supremely comfortable and spacious suites, one Executive suite and a stunning Fynbos self-catering cottage. All suites, at Bezweni are luxuriously decorated with a panoramic view over False Bay. Attention to detail in these suites, reflects their love for nature. The suites, are spacious, and well furnished with high end quality finishes. The beautiful thatch roof, neatly exposed from within the luxury suites, with its earthy tones, create a true African atmosphere. The semi-private patio in front of the luxury suites, provides access to the swimming pool with an outdoor Jacuzzi while the Executive Suite is perfectly designed for family use, including a beautiful decorated private lounge, a fully equipped kitchen, en-suite bathroom and private terrace is situated on the first floor.

Bucket List winner’s experience in Stellenbosch

Adventure-obsessed Londoner, Tim Loonen, the lucky winner of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes “Ultimate Bucket List” competition hosted at ITB in March this year, arrived in South Africa on 28 June for an all-expenses paid trip sponsored by The Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes to Stellenbosch and beyond. Tim’s itinerary included an ultimate Stellenbosch sightseeing guide, with experiences at some of the region’s top wine farms such as Spier, Dornier Estate, Delheim and Die Bergkelder. He was treated to dine at Lanzerac Hotel, Overture Restaurant and Tokara while enjoying the hospitality of Wedge View Country House and Spa and 22 De Laan Guesthouse where he stayed during his visit to the winelands.

Sustainability is a fundamental part of Bezweni Lodge and the Bottle plant, the Eco-estate, and Lodge cannot be seen separately. Together they need to fulfil the vision of Dutch entrepreneur Henk Maris and his wife Diny who live for more than a decade in the beautiful South Africa, their second home. Henk and Diny have started an enormous project to provide the children of Sir Lowry's Pass Village with proper education, believing that knowledge is the way to a better future for the village. For more information call 087 5500 820 or visit

Cape Winelands Tourism Expo Update! Marinda Holtzhausen from Socially Unforgettable initiated the Cape Winelands Tourism Expo (CWTE) project as part of the Stellenbosch Chapter of the Cape Town Chamber of Commerce as she felt there was a need within the Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME) Tourism market for more tourism information. The purpose of the CWTE is to empower SMME Tourism product owners, to maximize income potential, connect local and global buyers with SMME Tourism product owners, promote cultural and community tourism, interaction between products, communities and destinations and to provide support after the event to implement strategies to ensure sustainability. The the first tourism sessions was held on 26-27 June at Stellenbosch Lodge featuring social media workshops with

one of the highlights being the Million Trees project by the Municipality of Stellenbosch. The initiative of the project is to plant 1 million trees all around the Stellenbosch area with the main focus of this project to make the townships as well as other informal settlements green, promote sustainable living, act against global warming, beautification of the areas around Stellenbosch, care for the environment and create job opportunities. The next workshop sessions on 21-22 July included valuable presentations from Cape Town Tourism, Sure Travel, Chakela, Stellenbosch Heritage Festival, Tri Active Events Management and a Responsible Tourism workshop by Heidi van der Watt. The last tourism workshops will be held on 25-26 August with the conclusion of a two-day Tourism Trade Expo on 2-3

Tim says, "When trying to describe Stellenbosch in one word, the only one that can really do justice is "Hospitality". Never have I come across a community where hospitality is as core, whether that's tasting wine at Die Bergkelder or cooking with Mama Lilly in Kayamandi. We've never felt so welcome anywhere in the world." After his experience in Stellenbosch, Tim and his partner Renee Schreurs ventured further into South Africa for a visit to the magnificent Grootbos in the Overberg region and a safari at Jaci’s Lodges in Madikwe.

Tim Loonen and his partner Renee Schreurs (left) Thembi Koli and Ma Lilian Ngwexana

September at Stellenbosch Lodge in celebration of World Tourism month. A special word of thanks to Mayor Conrad Sidego and his team at Stellenbosch Municipality for sponsoring the workshops and to all the tourism product owners who attended the network sessions. For more information Contact Marinda Holtzhausen on 082 955 4725




The story of South African Rugby As a true South African rugby fan you should visit the Springbok Rugby Experience at Portswood House in the V & A Waterfront to encounter a worldclass, modern interactive museum telling South Africa’s story through the eyes of its most powerful sport – rugby! On 24 September 2014 the Springbok museum is celebrating the first year at its new home in the V&A Waterfront.

Relive South Africa’s entry to International Ruby, the 1980-81 Rebel Tour, rugby tours during the 1st and 2nd World War, and read newspaper rugby clippings on the interactive screen from the 1960’s. A highlight in South Africa rugby is when South Africa won the World Cup on two occasions, in 1995 and 2007 and lifted the Tri-Nations trophy three times since being reinstated to international play in 1992. A replica of the Webb Ellis Cup, awarded to World Cup winners as well as the original Curry Cup is also on display.

The Springbok Rugby Experience provides fun and an entertaining experience for the whole family. While the parents travel through South Africa’s rugby history, the children can test their kicking, passing, fitness and reaction skills in the interactive ‘Springbok Trials’ games zone, even take a photo and picture themselves with their favourite Springboks, playing the game of rugby. The atmosphere created in the museum is that of a rugby match taking place with a crowd cheering their favourite team.

The Springbok Rugby Experience also pays homage to iconic Springbok greats in the player's Gallery where you can find information on your favourite Springbok rugby players or listen to the voice of the well known rugby commentator Gerhard Viviers or be amazed at the height of Hennie Bekker!

A guided tour through the museum is recommended for visitors to experience every moment without missing out on valuable information researched by the curator, Dr. Hendrik Snyders and his team.

The displaying cases offer historic objects such as famous trophies, jerseys, boots and other memorabilia as well as a fans case.

Take a glimpse at the history of rugby, the development of rugby in South Africa including the formation of rugby unions throughout the colour spectrum, the birth of the springbok emblem, as well as take pleasure in the valuable collection of springbok jerseys from 1907.

The Springbok Theatre concludes the journey through the Springbok Rugby Experience with a 7 minute tour including all forms of rugby in South Africa, being women’s rugby, 7’s, the under 21's, and much more. Don’t leave before you visit the Rugby Shop and obtain an original Springbok jersey, or clothing from the Lifestyle Range, the Green and Gold Range, the Safari Range, the Bokkie Range for the kids, or memorabilia for the bar. The Springbok Rugby Museum is open 7 days (except Christmas Day) a week from 10h00-18h00. For more information call 021 418 4741 or visit

15 Lucky couples entertained by Jean de Villiers On 14 July 2014 only 15 lucky couples were entertained by Jean de Villiers the Springbok Captain, Christelle Cole representative of the V&A Waterfront, and Dr Hendrik Snyders Museum and Heritage Manager of the Springbok Experience rugby museum.

learned about the rivalries between the Springboks, the All Blacks and British Lions.

Guests had the opportunity to listen and learn from the experiences of Jean de Villiers, the 54th Springbok captain, about the trials and tribulations of balancing international rugby, married This followed the conclusion of a special life and fatherhood. Father’s Day promotion hosted by the aforemenDe Villiers also spoke about the privilege tioned parties. of having met the late Madiba, learnt from his After the couples were treated to a sumptuous very important example set down by him. Jean dinner, the group was taken on a personal- appealed to everybody present to live for their ised guided tour of the Springbok Experience kids and to strive to improve life for children. museum with Jean as a special narrator. The evening was concluded with everybody present being granted an opportunity to win an The guests were not only presented with authentic Springbok Jersey. Ra'isha Prout of unique insights into preparing for the Currie Cup, Wynberg in the end walked away with a specially pulling the Springbok jersey over their heads, signed jersey from the national captain. battle for and on behalf of the nation, but also




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Birkett & Adie steal show at Berg 2014 Going into the final stage with just ten seconds between himself and Solomon, Birkett had to dig deep to hold off the vastly experienced bamboo Warehouse paddler despite hurting tremendously. Simon van Gysen was third on the podium. "I am just absolutely shattered. We’ve spent so much time in the boat and 240km is a long, long way but I am so chuffed to have pulled off the win and I never expected it at all,” the visibly exhausted EuroSteel athlete said. "It feels amazing, it is a really tough four days of racing and I was fortunate enough to find myself in a group of nice paddlers every day and we had some good, clean racing out there.” Birkett’s intentions when he arrived in Paarl was to use the race as base training for his trip to the Canoe Marathon World Championships later in the year and so, with little to no preparation in Paarl, he was happy with his efforts over the past five days. With the intention on bettering his eighth place in the 2013 Berg River Canoe Marathon, 62-year-old grandmaster Lee McGregor had to settle for another eighth place overall at the 2014 event. Andy Birkett and Abby Adie savour their maiden victories at the 2014 Berg River Canoe Marathon - Photo Credit: John Hishin/Gameplan Media

In what was one of the most exciting men’s races at the Berg River Canoe Marathon in a number of years, novice Andy Birkett managed to hold off Western Cape ace Graeme Solomon to claim his maiden Berg title with Abby Adie storming to a convincing win in the ladies race as she crossed the line in Velddrif on 19 July.

The women’s race was fairly cut-and-dry going into the final 58km’s from Zoutkloof to Velddrif and there were no surprises with best 4 Healthcare/Kayak Centre star Abby Adie cruising to a 50 minute victory over Bianca Beavitt. It was Beavitt and Adie’s twin sister Alex who rounded out the podium in the ladies race as a slender overnight gap grew on the last day with Beavitt taking advantage of some ill-fortune for Adie to take second place comfortably in the end.

Elana Meyer - Ambassador for Cape Town Marathon As an Olympic-medallist and repeat world record-holder, Elana Meyer is one of South Africa’s most outstanding and most celebrated sporting personalities. In the gruelling, highly competitive field of long-distance running, Elana paved a brilliant, enduring, elite athletic career; and she continues today, to make an indelible impact on the sport. South Africa’s sporting isolation ended in the early 1990’s, opening up the world stage of endurance running for Elana. The 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, South Africa’s first Olympic Games since 1960, would yield one of most defining moments of Elana’s early career. She was the country’s best hope for bringing home a medal, and South Africa was not to be disappointed as Elana won a silver Olympic medal. Over the next 13 years, Elana established an astonishing, winning track record. Between 1991 and 1992, she had achieved an unprecedented streak of 51 straight victories, a world-first

in the history of women’s endurance running set 23 South African records, broke five world records, and in her very first race as a veteran, established a world record. After an exemplary career, Elana retired as a global elite athlete in 2005, and embarked on a second vocation that would enable her to give back to her country at the highest level. She cofounded, and served as Chief Executive Officer of non-profit organisation, the JAG Sports and Education Foundation where she provided a positive role model promoting physical health, emotional well-being and personal achievement in high risk communities through sports and education programmes for children and youth. In 2013, Elana co-founded ENDUROCAD, Africa’s first sports academy dedicated to developing young South African talent into elite, global endurance athletes. She has recently teamed up with South African rugby icon,

The collaborators have a vision of the Cape Town Marathon becoming one of the rare World Marathon Majors with the Mother City as the ideal host for an iconic African city marathon showcasing the continent’s remarkable talent for long-distance running. International Day of Peace The 42,2km Cape Town Marathon will take place on Sunday 21st September, International Day of Peace. As an EXCO Member of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Elana Meyer has signed a partnership agreement with Peace and Sport, which will become one of the event’s official charities this year. Elana Meyer

Francois Pienaar of ASEM Running, in partnership with the City of Cape Town and Western Province Athletics, to manage a revitalised Cape Town Marathon event.

Peace and Sports programmes in Africa and South African-based Western Cape Network for Community Peace and Development will split funds raised by participants in the race with all proceeds coming back to promoting PEACE in Africa and South Africa.




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