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Photo: Abriella Bredell completed the swim in three hours and eight minutes and became the youngest person ever to cross the notorious 7.6km channel from Robben Island to Big Bay in Blouberg - Photo Credit: Susanne Joubert / Marcos Cruz

Abriella Bredell’s dream was to set the world record for the youngest person to swim the Robben Island Channel in order to raise funds for her favourite charity, the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital - a challenge she took upon herself. The Robben Island Swim (between Robben Island and Blouberg mainland) is considered the “Everest” of every open water swimmer in South Africa and offers an unparalleled challenge to open water swimmers in South Africa and around the world.

Premier Sporting Events going ahead as planned

Two of the City of Cape Town’s premier events, the Cape Town Cycle Tour now in its 40th year, and the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon celebrating 49 years, will go ahead as planned for March 2018. The ongoing severe drought has presented a harsh reality for both events, their stakeholders and all the participants.


The iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour #40take2, the world’s largest timed Cycle Race will be staged on 11 March 2018.

It combines the beauty and challenge of Robben Island and Table Mountain, both world-renowned sites.

“The Cape Town Cycle Tour Management Team has been working tirelessly over the last year, looking at ways to ensure this iconic event can take place. A comprehensive plan is in place with all our suppliers and service providers to ensure that we reduce our reliance and impact on the municipal water supply to as close to 0% as possible. We believe this is achievable and are making every effort to meet this goal,” says Cape Town Cycle Tour Director David Bellairs.

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Abriella's Record Swim Boost for Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (Continue from Page 1) The 11-year-old girl from Jeffreys Bay, learner at the Victory Christian School loves swimming. Abriella is very competitive, enjoys swimming in races, improving her times, like learning new things, keeping fit and taking care of her body. “Swimming does all of the above for me,” says Abriella. She has been training at Brenton’s Swim School and Liquid Lines in St. Francis Bay since she was only two years old. Her training schedule includes open water swimming at Marina Martinique in Jeffreys Bay, 6 times a week. Her ultimate goal in swimming was to practise hard and to swim the Robben Island Channel.

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The Robben Island crossing is regarded as one of the toughest open water swims in the world. Water temperatures of sub 15 degrees celcius, apex predators, swimming through a busy shipping lane, big swells and wind whipped seas were some of the many challenges Abriella had to to face during her swim.

An amount of R156 032.56 has already been raise by Abriella Bredell on www.backabuddy. with a fundraising target of R2 million in aid of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.


Tickets to the 134th edition of the Sun Met Celebrated with G.H. Mumm are in demand as racing enthusiasts and fashion trail blazers are set to descend upon Kenilworth Race Course to celebrate and experience the thrill of Africa’s Richest Race Day on Saturday, 27 January 2018.

The swimmers left Robben Island around 8h00 in near perfect conditions for a crossing, with the water temperature remaining between 14-15 degrees Celsius, light winds, no major currents and sunny skies. They quickly got into a rhythm and only stopped to hydrate. Abriella completed the swim in three hours and eight minutes and became the youngest person ever to cross the notorious 7.6km channel from Robben Island to Big Bay in Blouberg. “It was a bit cold at the Island, but the water warmed up as we swam and I really enjoyed the swim,” Abriella said.

Abriella returned to school and will take some time out from training, whilst focussing on other school sports like netball and athletics, while contemplating her next big challenge.

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The team assisting Abriella was on standby from 29 December 2018, waiting for the right conditions to attempt one of the most significant swims in the world of open water swimming. On 12 January 2018 Abriella met with her swim coach and mentor Brenton and a discission was made to attempt the swim.

“She is very young and I commend her for her bravery. This was something that she purposed in her heart. Although part of her goal was to set a new world record as the world’s youngest person to participate in this type of initiative, she did it for the children and only she herself grasps that more than anything,” said Pierre Bredell.

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Her father, Pierre Bredell said the family travelled to Cape Town twice every month for the past two years so Abriella could train. She trained during the coldest times in winter and took part in the Cold Water Classic where she swam three miles in 13 degrees Celsius during the Jeffreys Bay Winterfestival. In October she also participated in the 3 Anchor Bay swim where she swam 5km in 12 degrees Celsius.

Photo: Whisky Baron, 2017 Sun Met Winner

The Ritz Returns!

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital - A place of Hope and Healing

Cape Town Icon Reinvented

After a R120-million rejuvenation, The Ritz hotel in the vibrant Cape Town suburb of Sea Point is ready to welcome locals and tourists to the most glamorous urban resort the Mother City has to offer. An icon of the city’s skyline since the early 1970s, over the decades this oncestylish address slowly lost its lustre until, in 2016, the Ritz Hotel Management Company (Pty) Ltd or RHMC saw an opportunity to revitalise – and reimagine – this faded star of the Atlantic Seaboard. That process began with a thorough refurbishment of the 23-story building, the age of the structure necessitating a complete overhaul of the insulation, plumbing and lift shafts. With the ‘bones’ of the building brought into the 21st-century, the transformation from faded star to contemporary glamour could begin. And the end result is nothing short of staggering. A sleek porte cochere of steel and glass greets guests on arrival, a fitting introduction to the glamorous lobby of glittering golden palm trees and front desk of gleaming white marble. No mobile app checkin or anodyne staff here: rather, expect refined personalised service to become a hallmark of The Ritz. Continue Reading Page 3


The idea of a children’s hospital in Cape Town as a living memorial took hold of South African servicemen who were awaiting demobilisation in Italy. It captured their imagination so strongly that many of the servicemen gave two days of their pay towards the ideal, and these funds were held in a trust by the South African Red Cross Society who began to champion its establishment. In May 1945, it was suggested that a children’s hospital be built as a Red Cross War Memorial – to honour the service of all South Africans who contributed to the Allied victory. The Hospital officially opened its doors in June 1956.



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Premier Sporting Events Going Ahead As Planned (Continue from Page 1) Eliminating the event’s reliance on municipal drinking water will be achieved through a variety of strategies and solutions including: The use of grey water, the use of desalinated water, spring water brought in from outside the City of Cape Town, chemical toilets & hand sanitisers, and no shower facilities will be provided. “As an event that has always prided itself on its proactive and responsible approach to environmental matters, we will do everything possible to ensure that our events’ water footprint has a negligible impact on our precious water resource – while still delivering a world-class event.” The entire net surplus of the Cycle Tour is distributed to the Rotary Club of Claremont and the Pedal Power Association. “The cost of the water strategy will mean that the Cape Town Cycle Tour’s contribution to charity will possibly be slightly less in 2018,” says Bellairs. “But we feel strongly that the event must go ahead, as many of these charities rely on this income for their projects, not to mention the significant positive economic impact the Cycle Tour has for the city and the province.” 2018 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

Photo: Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon - Photo Credit: Shawn Benjamin

There will be refill stations available for hydration pack users – and we encourage all runners to be as After a year of planning, the 2018 Old Mutual Two Oceans self-sufficient as possible. We are reducing the number of refreshment stations, while still being well within Marathon is set to take place on 31 March 2018. the range – more than the limit, in fact – of IAAF / ASA water point regulations. We understand that Cape“We are aware of the concerns voiced by worried citizens, tonians are worried, especially because approximately half of the entry field are from outside of the Cape and we take saving water – and the event’s overall water Town Metropole.” impact on the City – incredibly seriously. We have been, “However, we are also required to consider the economic boost for the City (over R675-million, together and are currently working closely with the City of Cape Town and their disaster management team, as well as our with thousands of jobs being created during this time) and the charities that partner with the event (over sponsors, to put the appropriate provisions and solutions in R3-million is raised every year).” place for the 49th OMTOM event as part of a very compreIt is also important to consider that Cape Town welcomes thousands of visitors from across the globe on hensive water management plan.” a daily basis – not just during major events like the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon - who play a vital “We can confirm the following solutions in the meantime: role in the economic growth of the City. A formal announcement detailing all interventions will be made as No municipal water will be used for any of our events. soon. “Through our close collaboration with the City and relevant stakeholders, we pledge to host the event responsibly and not impact negatively on our scarce resources.” There will be no showers at the Finish.

Western Cape’s Triggerfish Nominated For An Oscar Local animation studio, Triggerfish, which is based in Bergvliet, worked on the project with international producers Magic Light Pictures. The film, based on the Roald Dahl book of the same name, has already won numerous other awards including the Cristal at the animation industry’s flagship festival held in Annecy, France. It is also nominated for other awards including the Annie Awards which take place in February, a British Animation award and the International Emmy Kids Awards, which take place in April. The animation is voiced by a world-class cast, including Dominic West from “The Affair”, Rose Leslie from “Game of Thrones” and Gemma Chan, “The Humans”. To date “Revolting Rhymes” has already won several awards, including a BAFTA Children’s Award, for best Animation, and a European Animation Award. Wesgro CEO Tim Harris said that this achievement will help put Cape animation on the world map. “We have some of the most talented animators in the world located in Cape Town and the Western Cape, and this nomination confirms it.” Wesgro – Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, is excited by the news that “Revolting Rhymes”, a film animated by Triggerfish studios in Cape Town, has been nominated as one of the five Oscar finalists in the ‘best animated short film’ category.

‟Regardless of the outcome of the results evening, Triggerfish is already a winner, and is helping boost the brand of our film and media sector. We are extremely excited about this nomination, and we wish Triggerfish and ‘Revolting Rhymes’ the best of luck.”




Stilbaai Roadworks Project

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A R156 million Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to rehabilitate and make design improvements to the R305 between Stilbaai and the N2 is nearing completion. Work started in January 2016 and is expected to be complete in March 2018.

Wesgro – Cape Town and the Western Cape’s Official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency – is pleased to announce that two employees in the Film and Media Promotion Unit, Monica Rorvik and Lisa Mini, have officially been certified as film commissioners. The Agency has also become a member of the Africa Film Commissions Network (AFCNet). Wesgro is mandated to promote Cape Town and the Western Cape for film and media production. The team has been incredibly successful to date, helping land R1,56 billion in production value in the province in the last financial year (2015/2016). This will result in 3 271 full time equivalent jobs being created. This new membership should lead to even greater access for the Wesgro team as they continue to promote Cape Town and the Western Cape as an inspiring place to create.

Completed sections of the road have been opened to traffic since December 2017. The only outstanding parts of the project are: the last 500m of road towards the bridge at Stilbaai; the climbing lane, approximately 3km from Stilbaai; final sealing from km 12 to the bridge at Stilbaai; The paved walkway from Melkhoutfontein to Stilbaai; and general finishing and cleaning of the road reserve.

AFCNet grew from Pan-African locations research supported by the South African Department of Arts and Culture. At markets globally, film commissions from around the world have the opportunity to come together to form panels, or even market themselves together to highlight funding offerings, locations and the film work opportunities from their respective continents. The AFCNet initiative provides a voice for Africa in such fora and with Wesgro now part of this initiative, Cape Town and the Western Cape will also be better positioned as a key film and media production destination.

During the construction period, many people have benefited directly from the short-term employment and skills training opportunities that the project has delivered. Contract expenditure to date is R11,7 million for targeted enterprises, and R2 million for local labour from the Hessequa local municipal area. The Department thanks motorists for their patience and urges them to exercise caution at all times. Motorists are already enjoying a safer and more pleasant travelling experience on the R305. Photo L-R: Monica Rorvik and Lisa Mini

Tim Harris, CEO of Wesgro, said: “With two Film Commissioners employed at Wesgro, the Agency has demonstrated its commitment to marketing and growing the film and media industry in Cape Town and the Western Cape. Film and media is a relationship industry and our filmmakers are often expanding their work into the rest of Africa.” ‟For example, 'Madmax: Fury Road' was shot in various countries including Namibia and had its studio work done at the Cape Town Film Studios. By being able to better link these opportunities through the network, I am confident our new film commissioners will attract even more productions to the Western Cape.” Monica Rorvik, one of Wesgro’s new film commissioners, and Head of the Film and Media Promotion Unit added: “Marketing the continent with other commissioners in international markets will help expand Pan African awareness, positioning the Cape as a gateway to the rest of Africa.” ‟The goal is to help drive projects to our region and helping our own filmmakers in expanding their Pan African network.” “Wesgro looks forward to working with other commissioners across the African continent, as we seek to grow our respective economies and create jobs,” Harris concluded.


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“If you’ve made modifications to the body of the vehicle, outside of repairs, you need to declare this,” Nagtegaal points out. Look at the extras offered by your insurer. Perhaps you’ve bought another car and don’t need to pay extra for car hire or a courtesy car. Review these extra features and take out what you don’t need. Have you started a side-hustle during the year that relies on car use? Then you need to let your insurer know as not disclosing this could have an adverse impact should you submit a claim. Life, disability and funeral cover - “Review your life, disability, and funeral cover to ensure you’re still appropriately covered,” explains Nagtegaal. Understand the different types of cover and how the policy works. There are several questions you should ask: under what conditions will my cover pay out and how (e.g. lump sum or monthly for life cover)? Are there any exclusions? If so, what are they and how do they affect you or your family? In terms of the actual insurance payout, what factors influence the value of my payout and does the amount I’m insured for grow? Can I change it if I realise I’m under-insured?

According to Vera Nagtegaal, Executive Head of, it’s not uncommon for people to take out short and long-term insurance policies and not give their policies another thought. “Usually, once the paperwork is out of the way, these are completely forgotten about until something happens that needs urgent attention. But, it is incredibly important for consumers to regularly review these – especially in the event that their lifestyles and needs have changed.”

If the state of your physical or mental health changed in the past year, notify your insurer to find out if this may have any impact on your cover. Don’t hide this - your insurance could refuse to pay out if you’re not honest.

Nagtegaal says having a simple checklist, and a set of questions for your service provider that you review at least once a year will help you understand which policies need your attention. Household insurance - Moving homes or buying large household items shouldn’t be the only reason you review your household insurance cover. Have you bought new appliances and notified your insurer? Look at what your policy will and won’t cover – and if there are special clauses for specific items. Draw up an insurance checklist and compare what you’ve insured and what still needs to be insured. A spreadsheet can help you organise your list. Perhaps you’ve downscaled on your home size and your possessions. Make sure you’re not over-insured. If you’ve changed the structure of your home in any way, declare this to your insurer. Alterations will affect how your risk is measured, the value of your property and so on. Motor vehicle insurance - When it comes to reviewing your motor vehicle insurance, you should look to see if the information you supplied a year ago still applies.

Think about the amount of debt you have and how much you’ll need to pay it off in the event of your death. “It is important to spend time reviewing your policies. “If you are not familiar with the technical details of the various types of cover, it is recommended that you speak to an advisor who will be able to guide you through the process of evaluating your policies. It is also equally important that policyholders are aware if the cost and benefits of any policies have changed. While it may not always be necessary to swap providers, it is incredibly important for consumers to compare what other providers may be offering,” Nagtegaal concludes.

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ShoOops – “We’re better Together” The Red Sock story began when three soldiers held in a prisoner of war camp during WW2 promised to wear Red Socks to remember each other and always be “Together“, should they make it back home alive.


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This symbol of “Togetherness” was then brought to life again years later when two friends, John McInroy and Ian Symons, sought a way to honour and celebrate life through their own friendship. Hearing the tale of the original Red Sockers, and in a crazy moment, they too decided to give each-other a pair of red socks and vowed to wear them every Friday. By doing this small inconsequential thing they committed to consciously connect, remember and celebrate their friendship, and to always be “Together” no matter where they might physically be in the world. Today the spirit of the Red Socks has spread across the world and they are worn on Fridays in over 70 countries. The simple act of gifting them OR exchanging them and then wearing them on Fridays has brought, and continues to bring, people from all walks of life ‘Together’: For many it has become just a simple way to consciously remind each-other, on one day every week, that they are loved and that they belong ‘Together’. For some, wearing Red Socks on Fridays is all about keeping memories alive of dear ones who may have already passed-on. For some the exchanging and wearing of Red Socks has helped inspire acts of forgiveness and redemption, helping to heal and bring back to life many scarred and broken relationships.

We all know “local is lekker” and in 2018 there’s no better time to explore South Africa. “Travel creates loads of unexpected adventures and it will fill your soul, as you experience a diverse range of cultures and new destinations,” says Luane Lavery, Brand Communications Manager for “South Africa is filled with great vibes and whether you are taking a road trip down the Garden Route, celebrating the maze of wine routes in the Western Cape or just chilling on the beach in Durban, our homeland has an all-round natural beauty that is in a class of its own,” she explains. Jozi - Not only is Johannesburg South Africa’s biggest city, but it’s an urban hub bursting with quirky districts, stirring history and corporate yuppies always on the go as they hustle to contribute to the Jozi jungle that offers safari experiences just an hour away. The city offers travellers the opportunity to venture into renewed neighbourhoods, where there are plenty of places to visit, at which eat and drink, and markets to explore. Go all-out cosmopolitan in some of the hippest and happening suburbs like Melville, Linden and Parkhurst as you indulge in some of the proudly South African nightlife. For something a little bit more on the wild side, visit the Lion and Safari Park or the Johannesburg Zoo.

For others, it is a powerful statement, a way of saying to others: ”I am with you, I see you, I hear you, I get strength from you, I love you…. in spite of our differences – social, cultural, political, language, racial, religious – we are not separate. Yes, we are different, but we are both also human, we are also connected, we live on common-ground, we are also the same”. For some, wearing Red Socks Together on Fridays has been an easy way to stand next to a friend, to show support and encouragement, to help them get back up on their feet, to motivate them to have the faith and courage to keep moving, especially when the journey of life gets hard. “No matter what “Together” means to you, we believe that the real MAGIC of “connecting” through pairs of Red Socks comes from the positive blessings and powerful ‘life-giving’ thoughts that they help trigger and that are being sent out across the globe throughout Fridays.” Remember too that by becoming a Red Socker you now belong to a huge global community of people like you, also wearing Red Socks on Fridays and who are also just trying to live a happy, active, fun-loving life. So look out for us. Oh yeah! And lastly, why do we call them ShoOops?! Well, if you didn’t know already, ShoOops is the sound that the mighty God of the universe hears every time a good thought and blessing is sent and received by someone wearing Red Socks on a Friday down here on earth.

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SOUND WAVES - MEDICINE OF THE FUTURE Example: Heading an article by Robert Mc Kie, Science Editor at “The Guardian”, 31 October 2015: “High power sound waves used to blast cancer cells” confirms that the medical field is starting to appreciate this astounding source of healing. This is just 1 of countless similar findings all over the world.” The Good News!

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FREQUENCIES… Mysterious elements invisible to the eye, yet present in every object – human, animal, plant or rock; body organs, bacteria, viruses…indeed, every single thing that has been created! Technology can even let us hear the beautiful “songs” generated by the vibrations, or frequencies, of the planets and stars resonating throughout the universe!

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Giant scientific strides since the mid-20th century have allowed mankind to exploit this phenomenon in a variety of fields – including Frequency Medicine (also known as Bio-resonance/Energy Medicine). This of course paved the way to a natural, non-invasive, non-artificial, alternative approach to good health. You may well ask how this is possible. The answer is simply based on 1 fundamental fact: every single object radiates its own RESONANT FREQUENCY – the unique frequency at which that object vibrates. The frequencies at which viruses/bacteria etc. can be killed were mathematically determined many decades ago. This means medical disorders can be treated by pulsing specific frequencies (sound waves) into the body, thus destroying microbes and other pathogens – even tumours, benign or malignant. Consequently, there is now much more hope for healing in a world where viruses/ bacteria are mutating so rapidly that science can’t keep up with developing new antibiotics. The extensive range of conditions and diseases treated successfully with sound waves the world over, includes emotional issues, i.e. depression, anxiety, ADHD and many others. An inseparable bond exists between body and mind – the one always influences the other. Frequency Therapy can treat both terrains…with no medication, no bodily invasion.

This has generated such tremendous enthusiasm that people can’t stop referring friends and family to us. A further great benefit: our scan includes your “pap smear”, “mammogram”, or prostate check, at the same time. ALL done with frequencies, with NO invasion of your body! Early detection is crucial for successful treatment, especially in the case of a life-threatening disease or tumour. Depending on the outcome of a scan, our treatment may even include a highly successful combination of Low Level (Cold) Laser Therapy and Millimetre Waves.

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Can this type of therapy treat cancer? The answer is YES! Globally, frequencies have proven extremely effective in the fight against cancer. The secret? Frequencies are able to kill the stem cell of a cancer cell: no radiation, no chemicals, no scars, no hair loss, and no side-effects at all! (Naturally, this does NOT preclude life-saving surgery when necessary). In fact, many health professionals and scientists are growing excited about the seemingly inexhaustible ways sound waves are enhancing human (and animal) health!

Charl de Villiers, distinguished Therapist in Bio-resonance Medicine, has a proven track record in this field ranging over the past 2 decades. What started out as a hobby many years ago became a full-blown passion. Charl keeps abreast of new developments by continual research, and is steadily working his way toward his Doctorate in Energy Medicine and Bio- Resonance. Sharing his vision and enthusiasm, his wife and partner Anne-Marie sees to the smooth running of their daily schedule. They feel truly blessed, being able to offer genuine hope to countless people. “You need sound information to make sound choices!” SoundWaves Health Clinic: Suite 6, Old Cape Mall, 33 Beach Rd, Gordon’s Bay Enquiries and bookings: 083 267 9745 Email: Article by Anne-Marie de Villiers

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Flirts with fizz on Valentine's

Gabriëlskloof Goes French

at Constantia Glen

for its celebration of l’amour

Let your love bubble over this Valentine’s Day at the picturesque Constantia Glen wine estate. Framed by outstretched vineyards and majestic mountain views, this tranquil setting is the ideal backdrop for a day of romance with a glass or two of their vivacious Brut Rosé Méthode Cap Classique. You will fall head over heels in love with Rosemarie & Funa Brut Rosé MCC. Take advantage of the exclusive Valentine’s Day offer on 14 February 2018 when all tasting room visitors will get 50% off per bottle or glass. This seductive Brut Rosé is the perfect companion to Constantia Glen’s selection of breakfast options. Opt for a freshly baked croissant with jam & cheese; smoked trout ribbons, dill & crème frâiche; or scrambled eggs and a choice of Alpen speck, smoked trout or avocado. If you prefer to sleep in and skip breakfast, turn on the charm over a bottle of Rosemarie & Funa Brut Rosé partnered with a generous artisanal cheese and charcuterie platter, or crispy Flammkuchen. And for a sweet ending to your rosé rendezvous, choose between creamy Don Pedro, rich Crème brûlée, a luxurious Chocolate fondant and homemade crème frâiche ice-cream from the dessert menu. For more information visit

Sprinkle some Valentine’s Love with Polkadraai & Popcorn February is the Month of Love and to celebrate this romantic time, Stellenbosch Hills has created the perfect couple. Enter Polkadraai & Popcorn! For Valentine’s month only, the light-hearted winery with the really good wines, has put together a special pairing of its colourful and fun-loving Polkadraai range of wines with simply moreish, gourmet-flavoured popcorn. Now’s the time to get cosy with your babe and live it up on the Polka side of life. On top of a lovely day out in the country, Stellenbosch Hills has laid on four Polkadraai & Popcorn combos that will simply melt your tastebuds. It’s handcrafted by famous gourmet popcorn maestros Guzzle & Wolf. For starters, the tasting line-up features the Polkadraai Sauvignon Blanc Brut 2017 with Guzzle & Wolf’s razzle-dazzle banana-coated popcorn. It’s so recognisably tropical in flavour, you just have to close your eyes to be transported to a love boat in the ocean somewhere in the Maldives. The Polkadraai Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc 2017 cha-cha with the all-round favourite: salted caramel popcorn. Try the popcorn with a sip of wine and magic happens. The popcorn’s salty kiss awakens a sweeter note in the wine and blooms with fruity aroma. Dark chocolate won’t be unexpected in this spread, especially as the popcorn dressing paired with the divine Polkadraai Pinotage/Merlot 2016. With pink the undisputed colour of love, the final spot belongs to Polkadraai Pinot Noir Sparkling Rosé 2017 served with the star of the show: strawberry popcorn. A seductive salmon coloured sparkling wine, the rosé is a sweet and medium-bodied bubbly that brims with red berry and strawberry flavours, and a hint of candyfloss. Nibble on those fluffy strawberry popcorn kisses and it’s a Cupid carnival in your mouth. It’s not for nothing that Polkadraai wines bear this name. The serious explanation makes reference to the winding Polkadraai road that connects the diverse vineyards used in the making of well-balanced and expressive wines. At the same time, the name reflects joie de vivre and all things polka - from the lively dance that has its roots in Bohemia to the fashionista’s playful polka dot pattern. For more information visit

Spoil your Valentine with flowers and festivity at Botriver hilltop winery. Treat the loved one in your life and escape to the rural idyll of Gabriëlskloof for a special three-course feast of culinary passion at the famous Botriver wine and olive estate on Sunday, 11 February 2018. With Valentine’s Day falling in a work week this year, Gabriëlskloof has found a way to guarantee no love is lost. The Gabriëlskloof team has simply arranged its unfettered affair of music and lingering magic for the preceding Sunday – a whole three days before the big event and a great way to surprise the love of your life. And, because the language of love is French of course, that’ll be the theme of this auspicious occasion too. Be welcomed with refreshing bubbly and delicious oysters as you enter the cool, landscaped courtyards of Gabriëlskloof’s hilltop winery. Then, move on arm-in-arm to a relaxing afternoon of lawn games and frivolity, all the while serenaded by a typically French café piano accordion. French is also the theme for lunch, which will showcase Chef Frans Groenewald’s passion for fresh farm produce. Crème brûlée is non-negotiable for this starry-eyed feast tasting even better, or so it’s said, when lovers feed each other. So too, the delightfully dry Gabriëlskloof Rosebud – a delicately restrained rosé wine in the Provençal style of Southern France. But what would Valentine’s be without flowers? Gabriëlskloof has that covered. An enchanting exhibition of magnificent orchids will be on display and for sale, courtesy of Stanford’s Eikenhof Orchids. Expensive red roses are so last season anyway. Now, be the Romeo your darling Valentine expects and book early because seating is limited. For more information contact 028 284 9865

Grande Provence Plays Cupid With The Ultimate Valentine’s Dinner Under the Stars

Indulge your beloved with the ultimate Valentine’s dinner experience under Franschhoek stars at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate. Enjoy the seclusion of dining together as a couple in your own private, luxuriously draped outdoor pavilion in the beautiful Grande Provence Sculpture Garden. This once in a lifetime al fresco dinner experience is available exclusively for just five couples on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, 14 February. If you prefer a more subtle approach, an intimate Valentine’s dinner for two in The Restaurant at Grande Provence, will also be romantic. Executive Chef Guy Bennett will be spoiling couples with a seductive 7-course Valentine’s menu. You can either opt for the Valentine’s dinner which includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, or go all out with your own private gazebo. The luxury gazebo dinner includes oysters and a bottle of Grande Provence Brut Méthode Cap Classique. To make your evening extra special, a romantic stay at the intimate Owner’s Cottage on the estate is highly recommended. For more information visit




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F45 Training Comes To SA

Summer & Fashion Come Alive Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2018

Cape Town, Summer, Polo, Fashion and Veuve Clicquot is back as the event’s stakeholders announced the return of the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2018. Now in its eighth installment, the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo is set to make its highly-anticipated return to the prestigious Val de Vie Estate on Saturday, 3 March 2018. The Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo has over the years showcased the incredible pairing of one of the oldest equestrian sports in the world, with one of the worlds’ most unrivaled champagnes. Now in its eighth incarnation, the event is set to bring together all the prestige that is associated with Cape Town’s leading polo, fashion, and lifestyle event. The theme ‘Cape Town Summer’ promises to immerse guests into the famed Cape Town summer feeling of clear blue skies and endless summer afternoons envied by so many. This feeling, together with the spectacular fashion, hospitality, fast paced polo and of course Veuve Clicquot, promises to make for a supreme afternoon, at one of the world’s most prestigious equestrian estates. Ranked as one of the best polo events in the world, the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo remains one of the most sought-after social tickets of the South African social calendar. Expect a star-studded affair, with some of the African Continent’s most influential celebrities and VIPs in attendance. Those that are unable to attend can experience the glamour from afar on E! Entertainment, the event’s Official Broadcast Partner, who will be there to capture all the action. For more information visit

The fitness brand which seems to be taking over the industry has made its South African debut in Somerset West, making it the first franchise of its kind to open in South Africa. F45 Training is being described as ‘the world’s fastest growing functional training network as it focuses on creating a group-training facility that features the most dynamic and effective training styles to date, providing a simple, effective, and results-driven approach to fitness. F45 is now open for business in The Sanctuary shopping centre in Somerset West. The brand, whose celebrity fans include Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman, has more than 1000 studios worldwide. The concept is structured on 45 minutes of functional training, which is what the studio offers, a different 45 minute highintensity, circuit training workout class everyday throughout the week. All the classes are linked online and via an App, which members can use to book or schedule their classes ahead of time – catering to convenience. For more information visit F45 Somerset West, contact them at visit




For many employers the virtual workplace, in which employees operate remotely from each other and from managers, is a reality now, and all indications are that it will become even more prevalent in the future. According to US teleworking advocacy group Global Workplace Analytics, 50% of the US workforce holds a job which is compatible with home-working and the work-from-home population has increased by 103% since 2005. Remote working is fast becoming a necessary part of our work lives. Like it or not, Millennials, who will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025, have a marked preference for flex work (hours and location) and it is a point of filter for the jobs they take or reject. With advances in technology – ubiquitous Internet, video conferencing, collaborative tools – working remotely has never been easier, and the rise in Digital Nomads seems to indicate that the trend is going to keep increasing. These advances are not just great for small companies with remote workers. Big, international companies with offices world-wide benefit as well. SAP, IBM and GE are three big players that leverage the advantages that distributed teams offer, and manage to thrive despite the distance between offices and workers. Cloud technology allows employers to offer more flexible working arrangements and increase work-force satisfaction. Aside from employee satisfaction there are other advantages to expanding crowded offices to a virtual platform: - The resource pool we rely on to fill our constant demand for talent, experts and specialists expands from our immediate vicinity to the world. - Research indicates that people are more productive, creative and make fewer mistakes when working in a stress-free environment.

- Lowered expenses and overheads on office environments. - Less commuting results in lower emissions per employee, lower transport costs and less traffic on the roads for those who have to be there. - Virtual teams save time, travel expenses, and eliminate a potential lack of access to experts. Directors and Business Owners need to think about offering remote work to employees as a way to entice them to join or to stay. Instead of salary increases, give your team a bit more flexibility, and see how that positively impacts morale and productivity! For more information visit


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BAZ-ART Presents

Street Artists “Graffiti”

The Second International Public Art Festival In Salt River

Parking Garage of New Luxury Sea Point Shopping Centre In what is a first for a Cape Town retail centre, street art is being incorporated as a dominant feature in the ARTEM galleria in Sea Point, which is currently undergoing extensive renovations – with completion expected in February 2018. The entire parking area for the ultra-luxurious centre, which is situated on Sea Point’s Main Road, will become a giant canvas, featuring the edgy designs of a young group of street artists from Pretoria who have been commissioned to turn the blank walls into an urban gallery. Lethlogonolo Mathabe, Sam Shaba, Tebogo Qhingana and Patrick Rulore are four of the members of this dynamic street art crew, working under the leadership of the group founder Khutjo Tsebe. They have named their group “Visualz Khorr” and explain that before this project came along, they had been working hard at finding ways in which to collaborate as individual artists on a shared project.

South Africa will experience its second annual International Public Art Festival (IPAF), a 9-day festival to be held from 10 - 19 February 2018, in the community of Salt River. The Festival falls within the art month in Cape Town, with events such as the Cape Town Art Fair and That Art Fair. This second festival promises to yet again bring together an eclectic mix of artists from different continents, in one space for nine days, to paint beautiful, large murals for the public to observe and engage with the local and international artists. Each artist will be given a wall space in Salt River as they interpret this year’s theme of “Nature Doesn’t Need Us: We Need Nature.” Between 2017 and 2018, 80 murals would have been painted in Salt River. The festival, is just one of BAZ-ART’s mission to use art as a fun outlet for social change, one community at a time and draw art lovers out into the streets. Attendance is free, but private guided tours by local certified tour guides and spray paint workshop hosted by renowned SA artists can be bought from Webticket. This year Baz-Art is partnering with IPAF Mexico and IPAF Canada. Thanks to the strong partnership with the respective embassies and the city of Cape Town, IPAF 2018 will see artists from a variety of genres and places coming from as far as Flanders, France, Ukraine, Finland, alongside a dozen local artists from South Africa. Asked about why Baz-Art brought this annual event to Cape Town, organizer Alexandre Tilmans said, “Public festivals act as a creative vessel to enhance artists and make the communities stand strong together. This festival showcases the rich history, creativity, skills, diversity and style of South Africa’s public artists, as a result, we act as a platform for painting murals and billboards providing commissioned work to South African artists at a local and international level.” Tickets are available on

Investec Cape Town Art Fair to launch new special project - SOLO Now in its sixth edition, Investec Cape Town Art Fair (ICTAF) continues to work alongside a growing number of local and international galleries who support the artistic practices of emerging and established artists from around the world, with the introduction of a new section, SOLO, to the fair. ICTAF2018 will run from 16-18 February 2018 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Nontobeko Ntombela has been appointed as the curator of the inaugural iteration of SOLO, working alongside Fair Curator Tumelo Mosaka and the ICTAF team. SOLO will focus on the production of women artists, offering different perspectives of the widespread socio-political issues faced by women in both public and private spheres, while also highlighting their contribution to the art world. Ntombela has played an active role in the art world for more than a decade. In light of the success of Investec Cape Town Art Fair and the recent opening of the Zeitz MOCAA she says she is excited about the contribution Cape Town is paying to the art world. Ntombela has produced numerous critically-engaged exhibitions and projects, including a collaboration with artist Reshma Chhiba, The Two Talking Yonis, a series of installations and she also curated Fragile Archive at the Johannesburg Art Gallery.

The new ARTEM galleria, which was formerly the Adelphi Centre, will house a prestigious curated Art Gallery – entitled ARTEM Gallery – when completed. Eugenia Chapman Campbell, the curator of the new gallery, spotted the work of Visualz Khorr on social media and approached them about using the walls of the ARTEM parking garage as a showcase for their work. The idea of edgy street art combining with an ultra-luxurious retail experience may seem to be a strange relationship at first, but Ahsan Darvesh, President of Da’Realty who own ARTEM, explains that art and visual beauty will be woven into the entire centre once complete, with art pieces being exhibited throughout the building in the public spaces and that the idea is to also help promote the work of emerging artists in this beautiful new galleria. Showcasing up-and-coming artists - Ahsan, who is passionate about art in all its forms, says that whilst street art as a movement in Africa is in its infancy compared to many overseas cities, it is definitely something to watch. Ahsan explains that he feels strongly about nurturing this group of young up-and-coming artists who have chosen street art as their artistic spring board based on their circumstances and means. The completed ARTEM centre will feature black and white marble throughout, beautiful Italian lighting, hand crafted brass balustrades, a lobby entrance with a door man, a hand-crafted gold mosaic logo and valet parking - just a few examples of what can be expected from this exciting new galleria. A combination of soft awnings and black metal awnings running along the entire ARTEM street front will transform the strip into a blend of Rodeo Drive meets the Champs Elysees - in the heart of Cape Town. For more information visit Ntombela has played an active role in the local art world for more than a decade, holding curatorial positions at Johannesburg Art Gallery, BAT Centre (Durban), and Durban University of Technology Art Gallery. She has also served on a number of boards and committees including the National Arts Council, Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA), KwaZulu Natal Society of Art, African Art Centre, and the Human Rights Trust. Within Africa, Ntombela has been a faculty member of Àsìkò for the past three years. Àsìkò is an international roaming project, modelled as a laboratory, residency and academy for curators and artists that takes place is different African cities; Lagos, Accra, Dakar, Addis Ababa, and Mozambique. Internationally, she has participated in prominent curatorial projects including FRAC Des Pays De La Loire (France), the German South African Bilateral Curatorial Exchange, The New Kirkcudbright International Arts Festival (Scotland) and Break the Silence hosted by the University of Dundee (Scotland). For more information visit




Impi Challenge Welcomes Fedhealth As New Title Sponsor In addition to celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, the organisers of the IMPI Challenge are excited to welcome Fedhealth Medical Aid as the new title sponsor of this premier Obstacle Course Race (OCR). “What better way to celebrate a decade of hosting the IMPI Challenge than with the exciting announcement of a new title sponsor,” says Pieter Du Plessis, IMPI Challenge Race Director. “Fedhealth places a huge focus on family involvement, healthy living and getting outdoors. ‟This is exactly what IMPI is all about. With Fedhealth on board entrants can look forward to exciting innovations in 2018 including new obstacles, an increased prize purse in the Elite Race and amazing sponsor activations to mention just a few.” “The IMPI Challenge is an enjoyable trail run with awesome obstacles,” continues Du Plessis. “We invite family members, friends and even corporates to be part of the action. Entrants can look forward to an adrenaline pumping experience that will test fitness levels, challenge fears, but most importantly celebrate accomplishments.”

Photo: Fedhealth IMPI Warriors in action at the 2017 Fedhealth IMPI Challenge - Photo Credit: Chris Hitchcock

‟Together with Fedhealth we look forward to further elevating the IMPI experience in 2018.” There are five categories to choose from when entering the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge: IMPI Elite, IMPI Corporate, IMPI Challenge, IMPI Dash and IMPI Mini. Upcoming Events: 7-8 April 2018 (Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #1 at Coetzenburg, Stellenbosch); 16 - 17 June 2018 (Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #2 at Virginia Trails (KZN); 6-7 October 2018 (Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #3 at Van Gaalens Cheese Farm (Gauteng), and 17-18 November 2018 (Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #4 at Wiesenhof Wildlife Park, Stellenbosch). For more information visit

ASA Launches Athletix Grand Prix Series Athletics South Africa is excited to launch the ASA Athletix Grand Prix Series in which a total prize incentive of R1 365 000.00 is offered to athletes to produce outstanding performances. This competition will feature three Grand Prix Meetings in March, one month prior to the Commonwealth Games (8 - 15 April 2018 in Australia). South Africa’s finest will have the ideal opportunity to hone their skills in a competitive environment as part of their global preparations. These Track & Field Meetings will take place in Johannesburg (Thursday, 1 March 2018), Tshwane (Thursday, 8 March 2018) and Paarl (Thursday, 22 March 2018). This elite series is intended to host and attract top athletes from around the world to test their best performances in South Africa. The Meetings will have a tight programme lasting for 90 minutes. This will be an exciting evening out for SA athletics fans. Expect a full programme that will be compacted into 90 minutes of athletic action that is sure to have spectators at the edge of their seats. With the standard of South African athletics showing tremendous improvement over the last few years, there is an ever growing hunger by fans to witness some of the world’s best athletes competing on home soil. “We are excited to announce the series which we believe restores our domestic Track & Field season right back on top where it was about a decade ago,” said Aleck Skhosana, the President of ASA. “These Meetings will be explosive, entertaining and of the highest standard.” “This is the ideal opportunity for our athletes to put in those final touches before heading off to Australia and to other international destinations to represent this country in the best possible shape.” Four of our current athletes have broken the 10 seconds barrier for the 100m, while two have gone below 20 seconds in the 200m.

Photo L-R: Akani Simbine, Michael Meyer (Managing Director of Stillwater Sports), Aleck Skhosana (President of ASA) and Henricho Bruintjies - Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg

South African record holder Akani Simbine, who had a brilliant domestic and international season last year going five times under 10 seconds, is expected to continue his duel with Thando Roto in the 100m, who also dipped under 10 seconds. World champions Wayde van Niekerk (400m) - recovering from injury, Caster Semenya (800m), Luvo Manyonga (Long Jump) and world number three Ruswahl Samaai (Long Jump,) are also expected to be the highlight of the 2018 season and the Grand Prix could offer some of them the platform to take off the new season. The event information is as follow: 1 March 2018 Ruimsig Stadium, Johannesburg, 8 March 2018 LC De Villiers Stadium, Pretoria, and 22 March 2018 in Dal Josaphat Stadium, Paarl.

Swim for Multiple Sclerosis at Sanlam Cape Mile MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. “As a person with MS, swimming is my saving grace,” says Dieckmann. “I use to partake in various different sports, but now I can only swim. I’ve taken part in the Sanlam Cape Mile since the event’s inception.” ‟It’s ideal for swimmers that are new to open water swimming as it is very safe and there are plenty of qualified lifeguards on standby. It is also great for seasoned swimmers. It is hosted at a beautiful venue and is a lot of fun. The atmosphere and vibe is amazing, while the music, people, food and drinks are awesome.” “In 2018 we will once again use the Sanlam Cape Mile as a fundraiser and awareness platform for MS,” continues Dieckmann. “Currently we have 16 swimmers ready to compete in support of the cause.” Photo: Sanlam Cape Mile - Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg

Taking place at the Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club/Western Cape) on Sunday, 18 February 2018, the Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments has attracted the attention of a group of swimmers who will participate in support of Multiple Sclerosis South Africa (MSSA). Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2011 at the age of 31, Claudia Dieckmann is a keen swimmer that will also be seen in action at the 2018 Sanlam Cape Mile.

This number is sure to increase. The swimmers pledge to raise a certain amount for the charity and in exchange they will receive an entry into the event and have swimming attire that will set them apart from the rest of the field. ‟We want to make people aware of the fact that dealing with MS is a team effort. Managing the disease requires help from doctors, medical persons, loved ones, caregivers and support groups. We are looking forward to taking part in the 2018 Sanlam Cape Mile and invite all swimmers to join our cause.” For more information visit




Cape Town Motor Show - Time For Capetonians To Get Revved Up Drift car displays will run all weekend and spectators are welcome to either watch from the sidelines, or for those brave enough, join our experts as a passenger as they take you for the spin of your life. Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to see numerous accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles, muscle cars, monster trucks, antique and collector cars, engine modifications, Sound-Off Beats competitions, virtual simulations, custom trucks, hot-rods, car wrapping, and much more! This year also boasts a number of mouth-watering new additions that include a major new outdoor area with the Wildebeest 4x4 Challenge Club as well as The Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells area. The Cape Town Motor Show is set to wow the crowds again at Sun GrandWest, from 2-4 March 2018. It promises to be a weekend of incredible fun with a broad appeal to all car and bike buffs, petrol heads and the entire family, with loads of entertainment for everyone. The Mother City will again boast a motor show that rivals any of the international equivalents. CTMS will span the length and breadth of the Sun GrandWest Entertainment World, including the Market Hall, Grand Arena, the Sun Exhibits Hall, and an Outdoor Area, and will include a Drifting Zone, Nostalgia Zone, Chill Zone, and Camping and 4x4 area. Explore the automotive industry’s latest creations, featuring classic, luxury and exotic cars, with all the major vehicle manufacturers represented. Motorbike enthusiasts will be glad to know that if it has two wheels and an engine, it will be at the Cape Town Motor Show - a haven for bikers of any age, or level of experience - and to top it off, one lucky visitor will leave the CTMS with their own Harley-Davidson!

Here visitors can expect axe throwing, selected pre ‘63 cars, Café racers, Metal Shaping by Anvl Kraft, Food trucks, Skate boarding & BMX demos, Jack Daniel’s Bars, SCAR, Barnet Fair Barbers and the most insane Mutant Desert vehicles. To top things off, Jaguar Land Rover South Africa will be showcasing their world-first Two Icons Tour experience. The Tour will give guests an opportunity to immerse themselves in various experiences across the two brands including self-drive and driven experiences, as well as other brand activities taking place at the CTMS. Besides all the above attractions, there are also going to be helicopter flips available and WFI Auto Detailing are really pulling out the stops with a prize where Old School muscle meets new school convenience. WFI and the CTMS are currently putting together a late 70s Ford model truck that is going to be a blend of old school muscle with a roaring engine and wide body lines, coupled with all the new trimmings one would hope and expect in the modern era. The Ford spirit will truly reveal itself in this custom muscle truck. For more information visit

Helderberg Craft Beer Fest 2018 Following a highly successful inaugural beer fest held in 2017, Strand Rotary Club will be hosting the second Helderberg Craft Beer Fest on 17 February 2018. The event will be held at Southey’s Vines in the heart of Somerset West. The event will feature many craft brewers from the Western Cape. Apart from the craft brewers there will be a winery, several food vendors and entertainment for the kiddies. Live music will include Celine, Ebeneze Ginsberg, David Mason, Mark Haze, Lee Berg and Sam and Calla. The event is hosted by Strand Rotary Club and the proceeds of the day will go to supporting charitable causes in the Helderberg region. Tickets are available online at




ARTSCAPE Opera House

Music: Prokofiev

OUDE LIBERTAS Amphitheatre Stellenbosch

Choreography: Robin van Wyk Supported by PIETER TOERIEN Productions

7-10 March, 2018

Choreography: Marc Goldberg

Tickets: R190—R220

7—17 Feb, 2018

Tickets: R120—R270

Book at COMPUTICKET or ARTSCAPE Dial-a-Seat on 021 421 7695


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February 2018

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Sa’s Premier Wine Festival Set To Be Better Than Ever One of the highlights on the SA wine calendar, the Stellenbosch Wine Festival presented by Pick n Pay is back, and promises to be as memorable as ever and will be hosted at the popular Coetzenburg Sports Grounds from 23 -25 February 2018. Once again, festival-goers will have an opportunity to sample some of the best wines in the country, enjoy great live entertainment and delight in a variety of cuisines. They will also have access to a number of fun outdoor activities - all of this in one of the most picturesque surroundings in South Africa. The three-day event offers the very best of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes. Presented in an innovative, family-friendly, relaxed and entertaining outdoor format, the Festival has become well-known for showcasing some of the finest wines the country has to offer. Stellenbosch and its surrounds are famous with foodies the world over, and there will be a veritable feast of fresh artisanal foods and signature dishes from some of the best eateries from the area. This year the festival will have a cashless coupon system, which provides a safe and manageable event currency solution. Every stand you purchase from, whether you’re buying wine bottles of food from Gourmet Lane, will be setup with a POS system that works like a debit card. The Stellenbosch Wine Festival experience offers you the opportunity to taste and purchase from a selection of the best from 60 wine farms. Your ticket also includes a branded wine glass for tastings, a cashless card with 20 free pre-loaded tastings, access to a shaded seating area and Gourmet Food Lane with live entertainment. Attendees with little ones will be able to drop off their kids at the Momentum Health Kiddies Area. This year attendees can also look forward to a special Premium Wine Tasting Experience. The Premium Experience will include award winning Wine of Origin Stellenbosch Wines, 7 cultivar themed tables and a chance to meet the wine makers. With wines from 60 different wine farms, delicious food, great live music and a host of fun outdoor activities, the weekend is set to be one you don’t want to miss. All this in one of the country’s most beautiful settings – what more could anyone ask for? For more information visit

CELEBRATE HARVEST TIME AT OMMIBERG The Paarl OmmiBerg Harvest Celebration on Saturday, 3 March 2018, marks one of the most important events in the Cape Winelands – the annual harvesting of the grapes. This year’s OmmiBerg pays homage to all things harvest and visitors can expect a fun-filled day of activities to suit the whole family. From 10h00 to 17h00 participating Paarl Wine Route members Boland Kelder, Domaine Brahms, Landskroon, Mellasat, Perdeberg, Rhebokskloof, Ridgeback and Windmeul will offer visitors loads of entertainment including special harvest activities, cellar tours, unique tastings of the region’s award-winning wines, music, fabulous food and incredible wine promotions. Enjoy a great outdoor vibe and festive atmosphere with fun events such as wine runs or barrel races, spectacular views and special tutored tastings. Most venues are child-friendly with specific activities such as face painting, jumping castles and water slides to cater for young visitors. Start your day with a the early morning Run the Vines trail run at Ridgeback Wines or a more leisurely, sumptuous breakfast at secluded boutique winery Mellasat Vineyards. Enjoy a cellar tour and barrel tastings, wine tastings in the tasting centre, grape stomping or a relaxing foot massage. Tickets are now available from www.webtickets. at R150 per person (over 18) or R180 at the gates on the day. Children under 18 accompanied by an adult enter for free. Visit or follow Visit Paarl on social media for regular updates, great give-aways and detailed programmes from each participating winery.