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LEADING THE CHARGE TO ECONOMIC GROWTH

The Western Cape’s hospitality, tourism and events sectors are among the industries leading the charge in the province’s economic recovery.

From our restaurants to our picturesque towns, it is clear that Cape Town and the Western Cape offer both international visitors and residents an array of top-class experiences.

This is shown by recent accolades awarded to Cape Town International Airport, some of the Western Cape’s best restaurants, and the town of Franschhoek recently made it onto Time Magazine’s list of “World’s Greatest Places” for 2022.

The latest accolade was presented to Cape Town’s Fyn Restaurant, which cooked itself to 37th place in the auspicious “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” list. The very same list also featured the renowned La Colombe, also in Cape Town, and Paternoster’s Wolfgat restaurants continue to rack up awards, having joined Fyn on the same prestigious list.

These impressive accolades put the spotlight on the Western Cape’s world-class hospitality and tourism sectors, serving as drawcards for international and domestic visitors. Our blues skies, temperate climate, and some of the best restaurants in the world add to the many attractions on offer.

Cape Town International Airport also continues to impress. Last month, it was once again ranked the best in Africa for the 7th consecutive year, in the 2022 Skytrax World Airport Awards. Continue Reading Page 3

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| A Visit to Trail’s End Bicycle Museum

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The Trial’s End Bike Hotel in Grabouw was established in the year of the 200th anniversary of the invention of the bicycle, and it is therefore appropriate that this picturesque country hotel should host a bicycle museum. A small team comprising the owner of the hotel, Pieter Silberbauer, his daughter Bianca, ex-Springbok cyclist Shaun Forster and museum designer, Mike Bruton, have put the museum together in record time, and it is scheduled to open to the public in early October 2022. A highlight of the development phase of the museum was the visit by the Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities in the Western Cape on Thursday, 21 July 2022 together with an entourage from her department and from WESGRO. When they entered the first gallery, their reaction was “Wow!” as they were confronted by a unique display of a bicycle drawn by one of Leonardo da Vinci’s apprentices in 1534 and a full-size replica of the first bicycle made in 1816.

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DIGITAL EDITION There were further exclamations as the visitors viewed the penny-farthings with their absurdly large front wheels and heard from museum curator, Mike Bruton, that there are only three difficulties riding a penny-farthing – getting on, riding, and getting off. They were also stunned by the displays of innovative early safety bikes from the 1890s onwards, which included sleek road racers with wooden handlebars, shaft-driven bikes, high-framed Dursley-Pedersens, and elegant ‘Victor’ and ‘Victoria’ bikes from the USA. The tour of Gallery I ended with a spectacular display on ‘Bikes at War’, Black activist Sol Plaatje’s epic bike ride around South Africa in 1914/15, and the role of the bicycle in the emancipation of women.

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Gallery II explores the multiple ways in which the basic design of the bicycle has been modified for recreational, competitive, touring and commuting purposes. This gallery also includes spectacular, one-of-a-kind displays on South Africa-made bikes and the bikes ridden by some of our most famous cyclists around Africa (Riaan Manser) or to win Olympic medals or world championships (Burry Stander, Greg Minnaar, Riaan Nel, Conrad Scholtz and Wimpie van der Merwe). Mireille Wenger, Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities left with a very favourable impression of a highly innovative museum that is likely to become an important hub for cycling and other healthy outdoor pursuits in the Elgin Valley.

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Leading the charge to economic growth (continue from Page 1) Events The recent South Africa and Wales rugby Test decider played at Cape Town’s DHL Stadium saw nearly 51 000 people pack the venue to cheer the Springboks to victory – it’s just the beginning. Filling the 62,000-capacity venue will give Cape Town’s events industry that much-needed push to claw back revenue and jobs, while at the same time confirming the city and province’s reputation as important tourist and investment destinations. Officials said that in the past, major sporting events like the rugby sevens tournaments have injected hundreds of millions into the local economy. One such tournament staged at the DHL Stadium several years ago brought in more than R750 million alone. “Sports tourism is an important contributor to our local economy. Through bringing full capacity crowds to our stadia, we support not only our sports federations but also vendors, cleaning staff, security teams, and every other person and business who earn a living through these major events,” said Anroux Marais, Provincial Cultural Affairs and Sport Minister. Cape Town can look forward to a number of big tournaments, including the upcoming Rugby World Cup Sevens in September, and the Hockey Masters World Cup in October. The World Sevens Series also returns to the Mother City in December.

| Have you seen the new landmark in George? Redberry Farm in George on the Garden Route is an ideal destination for berry-lovers, fun-seeking families and outdoor enthusiasts. The farm is now home to a Giant Strawberry, standing tall at an astonishing 14,5 metres. A spiral staircase will take you to the top where you can admire the view of the nearby strawberry fields, Outeniqua mountains and the surrounding farms. You can also conquer the largest permanent hedge maze in the Southern Hemisphere at Redberry Farm. The maze consists of seven strawberry stations, a 25 m underground tunnel and a look-out point – found within 10 km of pathways. The hedges are grown from over 30 000 Syzygium Paniculatum plants. Your goal is not to navigate your way to the exit, like in a traditional maze, but rather to find all seven strawberry stations hidden inside and to stamp your maze card with the unique icon at each station. You can claim a reward at the end only if you present your maze card stamped with the seven unique icons. Experiences on offer also include picking your own strawberries, a Tea Garden and Farm Stall, the Red Shed Coffee & Berry Bar, a miniature train ride on the Redberry Express, a large outdoor playground, pedal go-carts, pony rides and bumper boats and bubble balls on the dam. For more information visit www.redberryfarm.co.za

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| Ashton Arch Bridge

| Sasol Solar Challenge

The New Ashton Arch recently clinched an award for Best Infrastructure Project greater than R100m at the 2022 Fulton Awards. South Africa’s first transversely launched concrete tied-arch bridge, the project also received a commendation for Innovation & Invention in Concrete.

More than a decade after its debut in South Africa, the Sasol Solar Challenge continues to be the ultimate test of technology and innovation and contributor to the future of mobility globally.

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Held every two years by Cement & Concrete South Africa (CCSA), the Fulton Awards recognises excellence in the design, use, and innovation in concrete. Aecom, which entered the project on behalf of its client, the Western Cape Government’s Department of Transport and Public Works, Roads Branch, was responsible for all engineering aspects, from road and bridge design to project and construction management.

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“The successful completion of this project clearly shows that innovative design and construction techniques can blend structural concrete and steel, using modern structural methodology, into one unified end product with a distinct purpose and aesthetic appeal,” says Aecom Cape Town bridges team lead Abé Newmark.

The Sasol Solar Challenge, in its fourteenth year, is a biennial competition for talented engineering teams from around the world to challenge each other to cover as much distance as possible as they travel on public roads from Gauteng to the Western Cape. Local and international teams conceptualise, design and build solar-powered vehicles to drive across South Africa in the eight-day-long event while competing against each other, demonstrating and showcasing their design, manufacturing, and strategy skills. The challenge runs on public roads, sharing space with trucks and regular traffic, and passes through multiple small towns. The Sasol Solar Challenge was inspired by the World Solar Challenge which is now known as the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, held in Australia since 1987. The Sasol Solar Challenge provides young people with the opportunity to experience hands-on learning and witness real-life applications of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education from like-minded scholars from around the world. It also helps them to better understand how solar technology works and why electric transportation is important for the future. Some teams go an extra mile to design and incorporate technologies into their solar cars, which enhances the communities’ experience. Teachers and entire communities along the Sasol Solar Challenge route, also have an opportunity to transform their skills and knowledge and impart those to young people - for the progress of the society.

“It has definitely been the most memorable project experience of my 40-year career as a bridge engineer. The other aspect that feeds into the innovation is obviously the transverse launching, a first for Africa,” Newmark notes. To minimise traffic disruption, the new bridge was constructed adjacent to the existing bridge while maintaining traffic over it. Upon completion, the new bridge was then used as a temporary bypass and river crossing while the existing bridge was demolished, and new abutments built. The new tied-arch bridge was launched transversely into its final position in less than 12 hours on 14 August 2021. “A project like this reveals that our South African engineers can compete with the best in the world, which is very encouraging.”

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Solar car teams who compete in the challenge have an opportunity to practically apply the science and technology theory they’ve learnt at school or university and test their engineering skills against some of the best solar car teams in the world. The teams also contribute to industry research on solar technology, including the manufacturing of solar cells and electronics. The 2022 event will take place from 9 - 16 September. This year’s route from Johannesburg to Cape Town will include five provinces, 14 towns and more than 20 communities. The Sasol Solar Challenge remains one of the best solar journeys to test human and technical limits. For more information visit www.solarchallenge.org.za

| Renewable Energy in the Western Cape

According to FDI Intelligence 2022, the Renewable Energy sector in the Western Cape has received the second-highest level of foreign direct investment, by CAPEX, when compared to other sectors, over the last 10 years.

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Through 11 projects between 2011 and 2021, this sector attracted R17,99 billion in FDI, coming second to Communications on the same measure. It was ahead of the Business Services sector, which came in third. This data confirms the huge potential of the Western Cape’s Green Economy, and how a continued focus on strengthening our energy resilience will not only relieve the pressure created by load-shedding, but also contribute to more investment and economic growth, while driving a clean energy transition. That is precisely why we need to create an enabling environment for the private sector at every turn so that they can meet the growing demand for renewable energy. Wesgro, Cape Town and the Western Cape’s Official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, is also assisting investors to land their Green Economy projects in the Western Cape.


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Old Vine Project | Kanu Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2019 “Our long association with Chenin Blanc takes form in a wine from grapes sourced from our neighbour, more precisely, from beautiful old bush vines planted in 1980. In line with protocols set out by the Old Vine Project, wines made from these grapes are made in a minimalistic way, meaning whole bunch pressing, natural fermentation with no other additives. Sulphur is only added prior to bottling, but kept to a minimum level, just sufficient to protect against oxidation. Should the wine be fermented in oak barrels, no new oak is allowed to mask the character of the grape. Our Old Vine Chenin was fermented in seasoned 400 L French and Hungarian barrels and matured for 10 months with barrels rolled weekly to keep the wine in contact with the lees, for added complexity. A portion of the wine underwent fermentation and maturation in a stainless-steel tank. The wine was bottled unfiltered and spent 6 months composing itself before release. A wonderful, rich nose exuding notes of citrus, peach kernel with the barest trace of spearmint. Opening further in the glass, the wine displays its multi-layered nose, revealing baked quince, spice, and hints of vanillin’s. The palate is complex with a perceptible wet pebble minerality, fatness from partial malolactic fermentation, but all kept in check with a fresh line of acidity.” Best enjoyed with good friends and good food. For more information visit Kanu Wine Farm, R304 Stellenbosch Contact 021 023 0361, or to order online, visit www.kanu.co.za

Diageo World Class | Bartender takes his mixology skills global Young Capetonian bartender Joshua Hendricks will be winging his way to Australia in September to represent South Africa in the global final of the Diageo World-Class competition. In the knock-out challenge, 50 different spirits had to be identified correctly by the contestants until just one person remained.

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South African brandy’s light shines even brighter this month, and not just because of its popularity in chillier months. The reason is South Africa – and KWV, specifically – having just been hailed once again as the world’s best producer of brandy and cognac. The occasion was the awarding last week of trophies at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC), arguably the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative competition of its kind. It was here that KWV Brandy’s Héritage XO received the trophy for Best Cognac, and KWV 15, the trophy for Best Brandy while KWV itself was named Best Producer overall.

The 24-year-old, from Bergvliet, is the youngest person to claim top honours in the local leg of the competition, which has supported, trained and inspired over 400 000 bartenders, across 60 countries, for over 12 years. The national final was held in the Mother City over three days in June, where 10 contestants were put through their paces in front of a judging panel. The competition kicked off with a Mastery challenge, where contestants had to identify 50 cocktail ingredients by smell and taste alone. In the speed round, contestants had to create 10 original cocktails in eight minutes. The Tuesday saw two challenges for the mixologists, a heritage challenge where they had to make a group serve using one of the Johnnie Walker expressions based on their culture. Saving the biggest task for last, the remaining six contestants had to create their own pop-up bar within 24 hours, using a concept of their own choice. Hendricks was one of 100 up-and-coming barmen chosen from around the country to attend Diageo’s The Hand-Up Mentorship Programme last year. “It was a great experience and a useful refresher of knowledge I had forgotten, such as the history of cocktails. I definitely applied what I learnt at World Class, especially the speed round, which mentally prepares you about patterns you need to follow and helps you to fine-tune.” Hendricks will attend the Diageo World Class global final in Sydney in September, where he will take on 49 of the world’s best bartenders in a quest for the title of best in the world. Those wanting to try Hendrick’s cocktails can visit him at Fable in Bree Street for one of his experiential cocktails. The ‘by bartenders for bartenders’ programme upskilled young bartenders over nine months to become competitors in Diageo’s World-Class competition, providing them with stock, equipment as well as theoretical and practical training.

KWV also led in the medal stakes, which were announced in the first instalment of the competition earlier this year. KWV 20 won Double Gold and KWV 10 and 12 each won Gold. Silver medals were awarded to Richelieu 10, Richelieu International, Klipdrift Premium, Van Ryn’s 10, 12, 15 and 20. The most recent accolades follow just weeks after Van Ryn’s 20-year-old potstill brandy was named World’s Best Brandy by the panel at the World Brandy Awards. At the same event, both 20-year-old brandies from Van Ryn’s and KWV took Gold.


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“90% of all millionaires become so through owning real estate.” – Andrew Carnegie There is a perception that it is very expensive and onerous to buy property in Europe to realize a Plan B. In Cyprus – an English-speaking, ex-British colony and full member of the EU – this perception couldn’t be more further from the truth. Cyprus is an appealing investment, relocation and holiday destination and year on year has seen an increase in property sales to overseas buyers especially in the Western part of the island. Huge investment is pouring into the economy which has resulted in phenomenal growth and long-term stability. Real estate is one of Cyprus’ most preferable investment options and there has never been a better time to buy a property in Cyprus!

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Cyprus has a relaxed, stress-free lifestyle offering an ideal family environment. Because of this, Cyprus is a very attractive relocation destination for expats and their families. Multilingual international education is on offer from pre-primary all the way up to secondary and tertiary education. The healthcare available is first-class with state of the art facilities. The golf courses are world-class, the countryside is breathtakingly beautiful and Cyprus has 66 blue-flag status beaches, the cleanest seas in the Med and a mountain range where it snows for 3 months of the year. This is a country for enjoying and exploring.

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Where would you like to spend your golden years? South Africa’s top retirement destination, the beautiful Western Cape, boasts nine of Devmark’s Retirement estates designed to give you total peace of mind, with features from state-of-the-art security to frail-care and assisted-living facilities. Enjoy a secure and fulfilling retirement in the City, Coastal and Country estates offered by the Retirement Collection, which includes: Pezula Lifestyle Estate in Knysna, The Plettenberg Manor in Plettenberg Bay, Helderberg Manor in Somerset West, Langebaan Manor in Langebaan and Imhoff Manor in Kommetjie – Launching soon. “Our retirement estates’ standard features include private clubhouses, libraries, swimming pools, equipped gyms, healthcare centres and 24 hour manned security. Our residents enjoy peace of mind, convenience, beautiful scenery and a vibrant retirement community.” The Retirement Collection offer different options for your retirement from Luxury Homes, Luxury Apartments to Assisted Living Suites selling from R995 000. At Devmark Property Group, we have over three decades of experience in developing holistic, high-quality retirement estates and understand exactly what retirees need to ensure this chapter of life is safe and content, a testament to which over 2000 retirees are living in our developments across the Western Cape. Fall in love with your retirement and discover a life worth living! For more information visit www.retirementcollection.co.za

Aligning Subject Choices With Career Prospects Is Key Hundreds of thousands of parents today have children who require additional assistance academically, emotionally, or both. For these parents, concerns are never far away that their child will battle in the world of the future, and that they might not ultimately achieve personal and career success. But an educational psychologist says parents need to change the paradigm through which they view success, as many are still focused on ideas about what constituted becoming a successful adult in the past, rather than embracing a world of new opportunities that are constantly emerging. “In the past, and unfortunately among some people until now, there was this perception that if your child is not studying to be a medical doctor or a lawyer, then

they haven’t made it,” says Dr Greg Pienaar, renowned Educational Psychologist and Principal of The Bridge Assisted Learning School, which supports students facing challenges unrelated to cognitive ability. “Everyone has a future in terms of a passion or career, so if your child is not specifically focused on academic matters, then there are literally thousands of other career paths to follow. And these career paths are not inferior, they are just different,” he says. “So, what if your child is interested in something to do with food or cooking or hospitality? What if your child loves everything to do with computers or technology? What if your child is interested in travelling the world and discovering its wonders? What if your child has the skill or ability to run a business or be an entrepreneur? Don’t force children in a career path - “It makes no sense to force them to follow a career path which is not natural for them, while there are avenues available which will support their future career success in a field that interests them or which they are passionate about.” Happiness and fulfilment - “Academic and career success is not merely a case of doing well, but of doing well and being happy and fulfilled while doing so. It is important that our focus fall equally on the other half of the equation, not simply the surface considerations of success.” There are many ways to fulfilment in life, but if we have the opportunity to choose something which may lead to happiness and fulfilment, then we should do so, Dr Pienaar says. “Parents can help their children make a start on this road by allowing them – with the help of education experts at their school – to choose subjects appropriate to their desired careers wisely.”

The Paul Du Toit Private Dining Room At The Bailey Liam Tomlin has opened the Paul du Toit private dining room on the second floor of The Bailey, Cape Town’s hottest new culinary destination, located at 91 Bree Street. Seating up to 10 diners, the private dining room at The Bailey is named in honour of the late artist Paul du Toit (1965 – 2014), whose striking works are permanently exhibited in this unique venue. Art is a focal point of The Bailey, which showcases an eclectic collection of original works by local artists in different mediums. Among these, Paul du Toit’s works take pride of place in a dedicated exhibition space that functions as a private dining room. The works of the lauded South African artist (painting, sculpture, paper and mixed media) have been exhibited globally, including an appearance at the 2001 Florence Biennale. Du Toit was also a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 2013. In the Paul du Toit private dining room, Liam Tomlin and talented young head chef, Jacques Grové, offer a 4-course lunch or dinner with a choice of starters and main course, or a set 8-course tasting menu. Sommelier Lennox Nyengera is on hand to suggest a selection from the extensive wine list, with a wine pairing option available. This creative atmosphere sets the scene for show-stopping signature dishes with a distinct, classic French influence. After dinner, diners may want to move up to The Old Bailey Whiskey Bar on the third floor. There is a selection of more than 320 whiskeys and other premium spirits available to mark a private event or celebration.


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Celebrating exceptional women Boschendal is celebrating exceptional South African women with a day filled with art tours, panel discussions, laughing yoga and a minimarket offering some much-needed retail therapy. The Boschendal Women’s Month Celebration will take place on Saturday, 13 August and will be a celebration of women who, despite working in distinctly different industries, all share a common thread of doing good, living consciously, and acting with bravery. Positive Impact Tamara Bright Patel, Chief Marketing Officer at Boschendal, says: “South Africa is home to some of the most exceptional and courageous women in the world. This year, we want to celebrate the impact women make in their communities and how their positive actions shape the world around us for the better.” “We’ll also enjoy the lighter side of life with a bit of shopping, an interactive ‘laughing yoga’ session hosted by one of our esteemed guests, and a guided tour through our latest art exhibitions at the Boschendal Norval Foundation Art Gallery.” Community activist, foodie and laughing yoga practitioner Kimon Bisongo will host a panel of exceptional women as they explore the many ways in which women make a positive impact in their communities and the world at large. The event will take place at Boschendal’s Olive Room, with light snacks and bubbles served. Before the event, guests will be treated to a guided tour of the Vessel and Horizons art exhibitions at the Manor House Gallery, which forms part of Boschendal’s ongoing partnership with the Norval Foundation.

When Motivated by WHY, Success Just Happens It was a turn-of-the-century version of the dot-com boom. The promise of a revolutionary new technology was changing the way people imagined the future. And there was a race to see who could do it first. It was the end of the nineteenth century, and the new technology was the airplane. One of the best-known men in the field was Samuel Pierpont Langley. Like many other inventors of his day, he was attempting to build the world’s first heavier-than-air flying machine. The goal was to be the first to achieve machine-powered, controlled, manned flight. The good news was Langley had all the right ingredients for the enormous task; he had, what most would define as, the recipe for success. What was Langley’s Motivation? Langley had a bold goal, but he didn’t have a clear sense of WHY. His purpose for wanting to build the plane was defined in terms of WHAT he was doing and WHAT he could get. He had a passion for aeronautics since a very young age, but he did not have a cause to champion. More than anything else, Langley wanted to be first. He wanted to be rich and famous. That was his driving motivation. Although already well regarded in his own field, he craved the kind of fame of a Thomas Edison or Alexander Graham Bell, the kind that comes only with inventing something big. Langley saw the airplane as his ticket to fame and fortune. He was smart and motivated, had plenty of cash, and he had the best people and ideal market conditions. The Wright brothers had a dream A few hundred miles away in Dayton, Ohio, Orville and Wilbur Wright were also building a flying machine. Unlike Langley, the Wright brothers did not have the recipe for success. Worse, they seemed to have the recipe for failure. There was no funding for their venture. No government grants. No high-level connections. The Wright brothers funded their dream with the proceeds from their bicycle shop. Not a single person working on the team, including Orville and Wilbur, had a college education; some did not even finish high school. What the Wright brothers were doing wasn’t any different from Langley. But the Wright brothers did have something very special.

They had a dream. They knew WHY it was important to build this thing. Furthermore, they believed that if they could figure out this flying machine, it would change the world. They imagined the benefits to everyone else if they were successful. Orville and Wilbur preached what they believed and inspired others in the community to join them in their cause. The proof of their commitment was self-evident. With failure after failure, most would have given up, but not the Wright brothers’ team. The team was so inspired that no matter how many setbacks they suffered, they would show up for more. Every time the Wright brothers went out to make a test flight, they would take five sets of parts with them. Then it happened. On December 17, 1903, on a field in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the Wright brothers took to the sky. A fifty-nine-second flight at an altitude of 120 feet at the speed of a jog was all it took to usher in a new technology that would change the world. What Langley and the Wright brothers were trying to create was the same; both were building the same product, were highly motivated, had a strong work ethic and both had keen scientific minds. What the Wright brothers’ team had that Langley didn’t have was inspiration. One was motivated by the prospect of fame and wealth, the other by a belief. The Wright brothers excited the human spirit of those around them. Langley paid for talent to help him get rich and famous. The Wright brothers started with WHY. Further proof Langley was motivated by WHAT: a short time after Orville and Wilbur took flight, Langley quit and got out of the business. What is your WHY? How great leaders inspire anyone to take Action - From the book, Start with Why by Simon Sinek


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Enjoy Your Retirement

Happily, Ever After

In Style And Comfort At Val De Vie Evergreen Paarl is historically not considered a town to retire in, but with Val de Vie Evergreen establishing an active retirement community, this mindset is shifting. Residents of Val de Vie Evergreen eagerly explore the Cape Winelands and surrounds and live life to the fullest. There are already 140 units in Val de Vie Evergreen occupied by residents over 65, hailing from across the globe. Medical facilities include a boutique Mediclinic, a care centre and 24-hour medical assistance. Val de Vie Evergreen The Sugarbush is the latest phase of the development and includes 60 completed homes for immediate occupation. The homes consist of two and three bedrooms ranging in size from 148 m2 to 233 m2. Prices start from R4,2 million. Val de Vie Evergreen is the safest retirement village in South Africa and was awarded at the 2021 International Property Awards as the best retirement village in the world.

Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate has unveiled new wedding services for couples who want to exchange vows and celebrate with their guests at the awardwinning vineyard estate in the heart of the Overberg, with views across the serene lagoon to the Atlantic Ocean. “As a world-class venue, Benguela Cove offers a lovely place for a wonderful wedding, with an experienced team ready to help you organise this most important occasion. The estate offers a variety of event areas from which to create the perfect day,” says estate developer Penny Streeter OBE. “Whether you want a classic or more contemporary celebration, we can accommodate up to 180 guests in the restaurant and even more in the vineyards, at the beachfront and on the wedding lawn. We can also host smaller, more intimate events. We also have a generator, so electricity is restored automatically within 30 seconds if there is a power outage.” Couples planning their big day are encouraged to call the estate to schedule a free private visit to meet with the wedding organiser and see the facilities and options available. Plans can include breakfast and lunch, as well as full use of the vineyard’s amenities for the day, including the Moody Lagoon restaurant, pontoon tour boat, tea terrace, and tasting room. As further confirmation of the estate’s attractions, Benguela Cove recently won the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2022, placing it in the top 10% of attractions worldwide. The award recognises venues that have received positive comments from Tripadvisor users worldwide. Despite the previous year’s Covid-related issues, Benguela Cove stood out by consistently providing an outstanding experience for every visitor, whether wine enthusiast, diner, or junior family member. For more information visit www.benguelacove.co.za

Val de Vie Evergreen residents have access to all the wellness facilities on Val de Vie Estate. This includes 21 km of walking and cycling trails, five restaurants, three delis, boules facility, equestrian facilities, polo fields, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, tennis courts, squash courts and a wellness farm to purchase fresh farm products. For more information visit www.valdevieevergreen.co.za

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Virgin Active elevates Cape Town Marathon A leading exercise and wellness brand, Virgin Active has teamed up with the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon as a first-tier sponsor for a three-year deal that extends to 2024.

These exciting sponsorship deals are set to elevate the overall experience for entrants of some of South Africa’s biggest and most celebrated sporting events, and Sanlam Cape Town Marathon runners will have access to training facilities, as well as to scientifically developed training programmes preparing for the big day! Virgin Active’s expert instructors and personal trainers will be instrumental in developing a range of training programmes to help runners prepare for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Peace Run or Trail Runs, including a weekly track session as part of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon’s Track Thursday’s initiative. Launched in 2007, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is one of the world’s foremost road runs and is now an Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate. In addition to the 42.2 km road marathon, the event also boasts the 5 km and 10 km Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Peace Runs, the 46 km Cape Town Trail Marathon by Ryan Sandes, and a 22 km Trail Run. All of these events stand to benefit from Virgin Active’s sponsorship. As part of pre-race training, the organisers have launched a ‘Track Thursdays’ programme which takes place on the Green Point Athletics Stadium track, in Cape Town. The partnership is not simply one based on road running, with a strong focus placed on holistic strength, fitness, and wellbeing as well as creating active communities and bringing South Africans together to participate in safe and challenging sporting events. The fifteenth edition of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is set to take place on 15 and 16 October 2022.

Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 line-up confirmed The full 40-team line-up for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 has been confirmed, following an enthralling weekend of action in Bucharest. The remaining eight tickets to Cape Town – four men’s and four women’s – were decided at the RWC Sevens 2022 Europe Qualifier, which took place at Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf in July. A pool stage whittled down the 24 hopeful teams that had arrived in Romania to eight men’s and as many women’s sides, who competed in a round of one-off play-off matches. The winners of those ties secured their place at the showpiece tournament in Cape Town, which is scheduled to be staged between 9-11, September this year. Spain, England, Poland and Ireland claimed their places in the women’s tournament at RWC Sevens 2022, while Wales, Germany, Portugal and Ireland made sure of their entry into the men’s draw. With qualification now complete and the full 40-team line-up for RWC Sevens 2022 confirmed, teams will now focus on fine-tuning their preparations ahead of the highly anticipated event, which kicks-off in less than two months’ time. The 24 teams to qualify for the men’s tournament are South Africa, Argentina, England, Fiji, France, New Zealand, Scotland, USA, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia, Samoa, Tonga, Chile, Uruguay, Canada, Jamaica, Germany, Ireland, Portugal and Wales.

The 16 teams that will compete in the women’s tournament are South Africa, Australia, France, New Zealand, USA, Madagascar, Japan, China, Fiji, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, England, Ireland, Poland and Spain. For more information visit www.rwcsevens.com

Endurocad excited to enter Women’s Race in 2022 The organisers of the Totalsports Women’s Race are excited to welcome 120 Endurocad athletes to the start line on Tuesday, 9 August 2022 in celebration of National Women’s Day. Established in 2013, Endurocad is a registered non-profit organisation that focuses on the advancement of athletic performance and education through various projects. “Endurocad’s aim is to become the most proficient women’s empowerment and athlete development academy in Africa,” confirms Nolene Conrad, Endurocad Athletes Manager, and ambassador for the Young Women’s Empowerment Program. Endurocad’s Young Women’s Empowerment Program consists of learners from Macassar High, Apex High (Eersteriver), Malibu High, Stellenzicht High, Stellenbosch High, Bridge House High, Kayamandi High, Makapula High, Intlanganiso High, Lückhoff High, Rhenish Girls’ High and La Rochelle Girls High. To qualify to be part of the programme, each school is committed to ensuring that there are at least 10 young women (Grade 8-11) who participate in the program. Each young woman will participate in ongoing workshops, skills development sessions and compete in athletic competitions. Nolene Conrad started running at age 16 to overcome chronic asthma. She later went on to represent South Africa multiple times at international competitions. She’s a former gold label status athlete, a SA Marathon, 10 km and 3000 m Steeple Chase Champion and SA 2000 m Steeple Chase record holder. For more information visit www.endurocad.co.za


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AllSport Expo - Heath & Wellness under one roof The CTICC AllSport Expo takes place from 9 - 11 September 2022 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). The AllSport Expo is an all-inclusive consumer sport exhibition featuring virtually every type of outdoor, indoor and water sport enjoyed by South Africans. The expo has something for everyone, and offers sport retailers, wellness practitioners, event organisers, and anyone who has anything to do with sport, health, and wellness a unique opportunity to showcase their offerings. Visitors to the AllSport Expo are in for a truly extraordinary experience encompassing every conceivable aspect of sport and wellness from health, nutrition, medical and wellness products to sport equipment, active-wear, and cutting-edge technology – all under one roof! Other exciting features include: Mini-challenges, inspiring competitions, sport training sessions, wellness workshops, live demo’s, Performance coaching, sport injury and rehab workshops, and a Kids Sport Zone. For more information visit www.cticc.co.za

Tygerberg Hospital School accommodates learners Tygerberg Hospital School fills an academic void in the lives of children who are in hospital for extended periods. The school, which has been in existence since 1959, consists of a primary school section and a high school section. It is located on the lower ground floor at Tygerberg Hospital. The school caters for approximately 45-50 learners daily, ranging from Grade R to Grade 12. These children suffer from illnesses such as cancer, heart, lung, kidney, liver and orthopaedic conditions. Educators collect the children from the wards in the morning and accompany them (some in wheelchairs) to the school. They then return them to the wards after school. Children who are unable to leave their wards receive bedside education. Some children attend Tygerberg Hospital School for a few days to several months or even years. The school also caters for learners who are well enough to go home but not to attend mainstream schools. Some children have been out of school for very long periods of time and are too old to join their grades. These children follow an Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) stream at the school. Tygerberg Hospital School provides another important service for a particularly vulnerable and previous neglected group of children – a specialised unit for psychiatric patients called iThuba - established in 2004 to accommodate a maximum of 15 learners (up to Grade 12) with psychiatric illnesses. The ultimate objective is to enable the learners to resume their school careers with ease following discharge from hospital. Furthermore, the Tygerberg Hospital School caters for an additional 20 learners with Specific Barriers to Learning (Apraxia). Apraxia of speech is a specific speech disorder. Volunteers enhance the overall learning experience by presenting a variety of additional activities such as kinetics, karate, art and reading sessions aimed at cultivating a love for reading. The objective is to enable learners to resume their school career with ease following discharge from hospital.

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winter events @Benguelacove Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate has announced a series of visitor events in August and September 2022. They include the Winter Winemakers’ Lunch, which will take place on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 12:00. This features a fourcourse gourmet lunch paired with Benguela Cove wines, and hosted by estate cellar master, Johann Fourie. Resident chef Annie Badenhorst will oversee the event at Moody Lagoon restaurant, which features warming fires and views across the lagoon. During the rest of the winter months, visitors can enjoy the seasonal tasting menu, which is served every week from Wednesday to Sunday for lunch, from 12:00 to 15:00, with weekend brunch from 10:00 to 11:30. The winter programme at Benguela Cove also includes the popular Women’s Day event, on Tuesday, 9th August. The event will include a ‘pink bubbly’ breakfast, a floral design and arrangement class, and an art event where visitors can paint images of flowers with the help of an experienced artist. The estate will host the cycling ‘Race to the Sea’ and the finish of this iconic 100-mile (164-kilometre) journey from Franschhoek to Hermanus on Saturday, September 3rd. The riders and their supporters can book cheese fondue, ciabatta, and gluhwein in the tasting room, wine tastings and food pairings, and vineyard safaris and experiences ideal for guests of all ages. Finally, children and the young at heart can enter the Pirate Adventure Golf competition until the end of August. Every week, the highest-scoring player will win a free round of adventure golf for three players. For more information visit www.benguelacove.co.za

Exciting mountain biking in the Winelands Junior mountain bikers will get to cycle up a storm in the Winelands at the 7th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event that will take place at the picturesque Blaauwklippen Wine Estate (Stellenbosch) on Saturday, 10 September 2022. “The Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event is the perfect icebreaker to a weekend of sensational mountain biking,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. The Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event is about getting outdoors, being active and having fun with family and friends.” A highlight on the SA mountain biking calendar, the Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event caters for ages 1 – 13 with junior MTB enthusiasts choosing between a: 500 m (0-5 years), 1.5 km (6-9 years) and a 5 km (10 – 13 years) event. The Fedhealth MTB Challenge will take place on Sunday, 11 September 2022. Mountain bikers that sign up for the Marathon (+- 60 km) on the Sunday, will be racing for their share of R30 000.00 in Prize Money. “Although the Fedhealth MTB Challenge in the perfect event for active families to enjoy together, it’s also ideal for racing snakes that are looking for a challenge,” concludes Meyer. For more information visit www.stillwatersports.com

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Clanwilliam Wildflower Show The theme of this year’s Clanwilliam Wildflower Show from 25 August until 4 September is, “Let’s walk together”. It will be the first show that was built in three years. The idea is to pay tribute to the Cederberg’s many hiking trails. During lockdown, many hikers once again realized the importance of hiking these trails for their well-being. Footpaths, with cairns showing the way, will lead visitors through this man-made landscape in the Flower Church. The show is created by volunteers who live in Clanwilliam. A visit to Clanwilliam’s Ramskop Nature Garden will definitely also be worthwhile. Volunteers have also been as busy as bees in this garden and the garden is looking great. At least 150 new protea plants have recently been planted in this garden with its beautiful views over the Clanwilliam Dam. “We invite you to don your vellies, so we can walk together through the veld, the flower show and the garden.” For more information contact Ilse Lochner on 083-328-4575


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UPCOMING Wine Town Stellenbosch

| Stellenbosch

4 - 9 August

Health & Fitness Expo

| Willowbridge Centre

13 - 14 August

Kalfie Fees

| Hermanus

4 - 9 August

Clanwilliam Flower Show

| Clanwilliam

25 Aug - 4 Sept

Romeo & Juliet (Ballet)

| Artscape Opera House

4 - 28 August

Hopefield Fynbos Show

| Hopefield

25 - 28 August

Klein Karoo Classique

| Oudtshoorn

5 - 9 August

Expedition Africa

| Garden Route

27 August

Women's Day

| Various venues

9 August

Cape Town Art Book Fair

| Norval Foundation

26 - 28 August

Kids

Attractions

Cheetah Outreach

| Somerset West

Trail's End Bike Hotel

| Elgin

Jolly Roger Pirate Boat

| V & A Waterfront

Giant Strawberry

| George

Pirate Adventure Park

| Benguela Cove, Hermanus

Old Harbour Museum

| Hermanus

Eagle Encounters

| Spier Wine Farm, Stellenbosch

Franschhoek Motor Museum

| Franschhoek

Big Cats Park

| Vredenheim, Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden

| Stellenbosch

Pairings/Tastings

Markets

Bubbly Tasting

| Benguela Cove, Hermanus

Hermanus Country Market

| Hermanus

Sushi & wine pairing

| Kanu, Stellenbosch

Root 44

| Stellenbosch

Berry Tasting

| Wildebraam Berry Estate, Swellendam

Elgin Railway Market

| Elgin

Rooisbos Tea Tasting

| Velskoendraai, Clanwilliam

Outeniqua Family Market

| N2 George

Olive Tasting

| Kloovenburg Estate, Riebeek Kasteel

Lourensford Market

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Gin Tasting

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hermanus whale festival Every year, southern right whales migrate from their icy feeding grounds off Antarctica to warmer climates, reaching the South African Whale Coast in June and will stay until early December. These coastal waters will then team with the giant mammals, mating, calving, and rearing their young – and giving whale-watchers spectacular displays of raw power and elegant water acrobatics incredibly close to shore. The annual Hermanus Whale Festival is a celebration of the return of the southern right whales to the coastal waters of Southern Africa. It is a tribute to the legacy left to the town by Wendy the Whale, whose story is about man’s ability to live in harmony with nature as well as people’s ability to come together as communities valuing the environment. All events and activities during the whale festival are focused to create awareness on how to protect the whales and all our marine wildlife who share our coastal waters. The festival takes place from 30 September - 2 October 2022 which is the peak of whale activity in the region. Over a period of 3 days, Hermanus will once again burst into life when thousands of visitors descend upon the town to join in the festivities of this popular event. Now in its 31st year and the 30th festival, the Hermanus Whale Festival is the oldest and largest festival on the South African whale coast calendar and while the whales are predominantly the star performers at the festival, these gentle giants will be joined on land by quality entertainers and musicians, an array of food stalls, kiddies activities, and events suitable for both the young and old. The heartbeat of the whale festival, the Eco-Marine Tent, has become the festival’s biggest attraction. Informative and entertaining, with a focused appeal to children, adults and anyone who cares about preserving our ocean wildlife. The aim of the Eco Marine Tent and the Hermanus Whale Festival is to inspire visitors

Photo: Hermanus Whale Festival - Photo Credit: Taylum Meyers / Titanium Photograyphy

through informative, colourful, interactive displays, films, music, arts and food and informative talks by marine biologists and experts. The program will once again include land & boat-based whale watching, arts and crafts, an orchid show, Whales and Wheels Classic Car Show, Marine Mammal & Eco Talks, Festival of Whales Street Parade, Shop-till-you-drop stalls, Kiddies Whale of a Beach Clean-Up in the Old Harbour and on the Cliff Path, kiddies’ movies and entertainment. The very popular Pirate & Mermaid Treasure Hunt is extended over two days and will once again have many giveaway prizes! Everyone who plays wins a prize! For more information visit www.hermanuswhalefestival.co.za

Going in Search of Old Hermon Legend has it that in the days of mail trains – long before cell phones, email and social media – Old Hermon pedalled the dusty gravel roads between Wellington and Riebeek West. He alerted the local residents to the weekly mail delivery, with his trusty bugle, at the end of the train track in the hamlet then known as Herman. For years, he fulfilled this role, until one day Old Hermon simply disappeared; riding the Cape’s expanding network of gravel roads into the sunset. Now the legend of Old Hermon has been revived. Celebrating the rural dirt tracks he used to cycle. The inaugural race which takes place on 27 August will start and finish at the historic Welbedacht Wine Estate - the 60-, 40- and 20-kilometre routes take in some of the region’s best gravel roads. Roads once ridden by Old Hermon himself. Maintaining Old Hermon’s inclusive approach to cycling, there is something for everyone at the Old Hermon gravel ride. Racers can test themselves against some top gravel grinders in the Western Cape. While fit, but less competitive, riders can better their Cape Town Cycle Tour seedings in the 60-kilometre distance. The 40-kilometre route is less arduous, taking in 340 metres of climbing rather than the 540 the long distance does. For the social riders and the families, the 20-kilometre is a perfectly relaxed ride, taking in just 200 metres of elevation gain. Photo: The Old Hermon routes Photo Credit: Chris Hitchcock

“The gravel roads of Wellington, Hermon and the Riebeeks are hardly secret gems,” David Bellairs, of the organisers the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, smiled knowingly. “Old Hermon was riding them 120 years ago, on a road bike, after all!” For more information visit www.capetowncycletour.com/old-hermon-gravel-ride

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