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THE NEWSPAPER stories that are life changing

October 2018

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Photo: Sylvester and Fielies, his coalition partner - Photo Credit: Gerhard De Lange

The team at Kuzuko Lodge confirmed on 10 September 2018 that Sylvester the lion and his lioness mate Angel, are officially the parents of two lion cubs, when the two little cubs started moving around together. According to De Lange, General Manager at Kuzuko Lodge the cubs are approximately 12 weeks old and in good health. South Africa’s most famous lion, known as Sylvester, was born in Karoo National Park in 2012. He shot to fame in June 2015 when he escaped from the Park for the first time. During Sylvester’s three-week walkabout in the Karoo he covered over 370 kilometres, crossing a number of private properties – killing 28 sheep, a Nguni cow and a kudu along the way.

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On 11 September 2018 Café BonBon in Franschhoek hosted the launch of Maskam’s Clarus Fusion Waste Water Treatment System - a highly innovative decentralised wastewater treatment system that can save the country billions of litres of potable water.


This is made possible by substituting potable water with recycled water for sanitation, industrial or irrigation use - all at a fraction of the cost, able to revolutionise Maskam’s approach to providing dignified sanitation to disadvantaged and rural communities. The Clarus Fusion Waste Water Treatment System features a unit with local content exceeding 50% and distribution by Maskam Water through a joint venture with licence holders, Zoeller Pump Company, USA.

After the escape, Sylvester was fitted with a satellite collar which also has a VHF component to find his location should he manage to get out again.

The occasion commemorated the unveiling of the largest single unit yet to be supplied to the local market, which will treat 15 000 litres a day of black and grey water, servicing a community of 100 people.

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Sylvester The Lion Becomes a Proud Dad of Two Beautiful Cubs (continue from page 1) This collar alerted authorities on 28th March 2016 that the lion had once again left the park’s boundary, and played a big role in tracking him and returning him back to the park much quicker – three days later on 31st March. Sylvester was translocated to Addo Elephant National Park in May 2016, and into the Kuzuko Contractual Area of the Park, where he has settled and established himself as the dominant male – in what conservationist’s hope will become a pride of four lions in the area.

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From the moment he arrived Gerhard De Lange, bonded him into a coalition with another young male from Addo, Fielies – it fitted Sylvester like a glove. The new coalition was introduced to two young females and eventually opened up out of the original holding boma on 11 November 2016 with the females into a 300ha camp. On 21 January 2017 the four animals were released onto the 15 000ha Kuzuko Reserve.

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Photo: Two Little Cubs - Photo Credit: Gerhard De Lange


“All is well with Sylvester and he was seen mating one of the lionesses, called Angel a couple of weeks ago. He has settled, and is part of a dominant coalition and never once gave me any indication that there is any part of the old Sylvester left – it is an amazing experience to see this animal on a daily basis,” Gerhard said earlier in June 2018.


“We have two lionesses in the reserve with whom the two male lions have established a close bond,” Although both lionesses were on contraception we started to suspect that Sylvester’s lioness, Angel, had given birth between 15 – 20 June of this year,” Gerhard de Lange stated.”


Photo: Tankwa Karoo National Park - Photo Credit: SANParks

South African National Parks (SANParks) manages a system of national parks that represent the indigenous biodiversity and associated cultural heritage of South Africa. These 21 parks are located throughout the country in coastal, arid, mountain and bushveld settings, presenting a wide range accommodation and naturebased activities. SANParks have a variety of places to stay such as lodges chalets, cottages, rondavels, forest cabins, furnished safari tents, caravans and camping sites that offer peace and quiet with their natural surroundings, plus they’re in great locations with plenty to do and see. They range in price and there’s something for every wallet.

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Cape Town has been dubbed the African City of Opportunity, according to a recent research report published by PwC Overall, Cape Town ranked 24th out of all 31 cities, 6th out of the middle-income country cities (behind Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow, Shanghai and Mexico City) and 1st in Africa. The report benchmarks Cape Town against 30 of the world’s leading cities across 66 indicators of urban success. The 30 cities identified are global centres of finance, commerce and culture and represent among them a sizeable proportion of the world economy. The 66 indicators were grouped under 10 key variables including: Intellectual capital and innovation; technology readiness; city gateway; transportation and infrastructure; health, safety and security; sustainability and the natural environment; demographics and liveability; economic clout; ease of doing business and cost. The Mother City’s strongest scores were in: cost; ease of doing business; transportation and infrastructure; and sustainability and the natural environment.

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“Angel showed all the signs of having cubs suckling her, but as lionesses keep their babies ‘hidden’ for quite a period while they are very young – we hadn’t been able to spot them.”

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“I can confirm that Sylvester himself has paid the mother of his cubs a few visits since they were born, so we are sure that Sylvester and his coalition partner will provide them with the protection they need. We can also confirm that the two little cubs have adopted their father’s good looks and are fit and healthy,” said De Lange.


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Their mother Angel, is another Kuzuko success story as she herself was rescued at five months old with her sister as an orphan and instead of being tamed or raised in captivity, De Lange and his reserve team raised them to be 100% wild.

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CITY LIVING MEETS SUBURBAN BLISS Set in Claremont’s Kingsbury Medical Precinct, next to The Quadrant and Library Square, Quadrant Gardens will provide convenient access to some of the best shopping and restaurants that the city has to offer as well as emergency, surgical, medical consulting and rehabilitation facilities. Coupled with a manicured rooftop terrace and croquet lawn, lush courtyard gardens, library, private restaurant, café and on-site 24-hour Care Centre, all elements flow together seamlessly to provide modern retirees with the ultimate in low-maintenance, upmarket living. Quadrant Gardens is scheduled for completion in the first half of 2019.

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Hop on City Sightseeing’s Newest Offering - Franschhoek Wine Tram City Sightseeing, the company known for its iconic hop-on hop-off red buses are now partnering with the Franschhoek Wine Tram to meet rising demands of guests looking for a cost-effective, convenient and safe means to explore the beautiful Franschhoek Wine Valley. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday a luxury City Sightseeing coach will collect guests from select stops in Cape Town and head directly to the Franschhoek Valley to hop off at the Franschhoek Wine Tram for a day of wine tasting. The Franschhoek Wine Tram will offer City Sightseeing guests two hop-on, hop-off lines, each visiting nine wine estates in the Franschhoek Valley using a combination of the tram and tram-buses. At 4pm, guests will head back from the Franschhoek Wine Tram station for their transfer back to Cape Town with City Sightseeing. Interested in hopping on the Franschhoek Wine Tram with City Sightseeing? The Franschhoek Wine Tram tour operates every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with staggered departure times from 8.25am from select City Sightseeing bus stops in Camps Bay, Sea Point, Green Point and the city, as well as City Sightseeing tour offices at stop 1 (V&A Waterfront) and stop 5 (Long Street).The return time is approximately 5pm.

Cost: R490 for adults (R470 if you buy online!) and R250 for children aged 2 - 11. Ticket includes transport to and from Franschhoek, Franschhoek Wine Tram ticket and a complimentary wine tasting on a wine tram. Excluded: lunch, extra wine tastings and/or drinks. Book online or at City Sightseeing ticket offices. When booking, make sure you state your pick-up point. For more information visit

Blaauwberg Nature Reserve First Green Coast Site Launch The Blaauwberg Nature Reserve was awarded the first WESSA Green Coast award in South Africa. The launch that took place on Friday, 14 September saw the Friends of Blaauwberg Conservation Area (BCA) receive their WESSA Green Coast award. The Friends of BCA and the City of Cape Town is the implementing partner and have ensured that the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve have met all the WESSA Green Coast criteria. Blaauwberg Nature Reserve was proclaimed a local and provincial nature reserve in 2007. The reserve has a spectacular view down fynbos slopes, across the city, to seven kilometres of rocky and sandy coastline and the ocean and beyond. The reserve presents itself as one of the few viewpoints in the world from where you can see two proclaimed world heritage sites, namely Table Mountain and Robben Island. The reserve effectively conserves critically endangered fauna and flora species, one of which is the African Black Oyster catcher. According to Rob Slater, WESSA National Coastal Coordinator: “The Blaauwberg Nature Reserve has shown ongoing commitment to conserving and monitoring its sensitive coastal areas and maintained a high standard set out by the WESSA Green Coast criteria.”

Green Coast sites appeal to a specific sector of the tourism market who are looking for experiences in adventure, outdoor living and nature tourism along our coastline. The Green Coast award assists these sites by putting them on the tourism map and promoting them all under one tourism standard.

The WESSA Green Coast award aims to actively promote sensitive beaches along the South African coastline. The Green Coast Award was created to challenge local government to manage their sensitive coastal sites more effectively and to promote citizen science. Green Coast sites aim to protect one of three main coastal themes namely; sensitive habitats, species and cultural heritage.

By achieving Green Coast status, Blaauwberg has provided a system for sustainable management of its sensitive coastal space as well as to engaged local citizens to become involved in management of this unique site. WESSA continues to work towards effectively conserving and monitoring the South African coastline through incentivising sustainable tourism practises and conservation efforts.

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Landscape Art Focuses On Maties’ Contribution To Agriculture This land installation art project consists of two giant circles that have been planted with wheat and canola. Each circle is 100 metres in diameter. Renowned South African landscape artist Strijdom van der Merwe explores the fragile interaction between humans, nature and agriculture in this project titled “The Earth”. Van der Merwe developed this concept as commissioned work for the Faculty of AgriSciences at Stellenbosch University (SU). This unique project is part of the faculty’s centenary celebrations this year. The circles were planted among wheatfields on the farm Boontjieskraal in the Overberg (next to the N2, in the direction of Riviersonderend when travelling from Cape Town). It can be seen from the highway and is increasingly visible due to the crops growing well after recent rains. Van der Merwe, who studied at SU, says he has been looking forward to creating such an artwork for a while. He used an ancient symbol that appears in many of the world’s ancient rock engravings in this artwork. “The symbol – a circle with a cross in it – is considered one of the earth’s oldest known symbols,” he explains. This artwork was especially inspired by rock engravings at Driekopseiland near Douglas. Thousands of rock engravings, including this symbol, are visible at this particular site. The almost 4 000 engravings documented on a rocky outcrop in the Riet River at this site are mostly abstract or geometrical petroglyphs. These engravings are only visible when the water level is low. The circular symbol has also been used in the Constitutional Court’s coat of arms, Van der Merwe points out. “We have now used this symbol in a modern-day agricultural context. This living installation will change colour with the seasons, turning from green to yellow and brown. This represents the cycles of nature and life.” The quarters of the symbol also represent the natural elements of fire, water, air and soil. “These elements are central to agriculture and the landscape artist’s work,” Van der Merwe explains. “In agriculture, everything relates back to the soil, whether you have livestock or plant wheat.” Van der Merwe’s work has been included in many international and national exhibitions. He has also received many international accolades for his art.

Photo Credit: Chris Groenwald

Most of his work captures a moment in time because it is deliberately left to be weathered by the elements. Van der Merwe says he is very excited to see how the project unfolds over time. “Land art, like farming, harnesses the earth and the elements. It involves a long and patient process. It all depends on nature.”

Innovative Decentralised Wastewater System Offers Massive Water And Energy Saving Benefits Dignitaries in attendance included Premier Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape, United States Consul General, Ms Virginia Bayers, and Seward “Skip” L. Jones Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary, Middle East & Africa, International Trade Administration. Both Premier Zille and US Consul General spoke of the opportunities available for cooperation, sharing of technologies and know-how between the two countries. Applying one’s mind to the problem, finding the ‘dots’ then joining the dots. This was exactly the process involved in the success of the Clarus Fusion System. Encouragement, logistical support and resources were always on hand through Wesgro and the US Consul. Premier Zille also highlighted that Western Cape Government it is not all about talk and policy, but rather, invest in sustainable infrastructure.

The WCG building in the CBD of Cape Town is currently being renovated as part of their renovation program, with installations of Clarus Fusion WWTPs to recycle waste water for toilet flushing saving 4000 litres of water per day re-using recycled water for toilet flushing. Maskam’s founder and CEO, Gerhard Cronje, outlined advantages of decentralised wastewater systems and differences compared with large conventional systems. The Clarus Fusion system is modular, easily expandable, simple to install and maintain. It has very low energy requirements, able to operate on solar power and recycles treated wastewater on site at less than R2.00/kℓ. Treated sewage can be re-used on site for non-potable applications. For more information visit




Ageing in a New Age

by Dr Rory Dower


ou only need to glance at the people next to you on the treadmill, or those loading up their shopping trolleys with kale and blueberries, to realise that there’s been a huge shift in how people take care of themselves. From fitness and skincare to diet and overall wellbeing, the perception of the ageing process has changed – and so has the way most people view any related procedures. We all remember the days when Hollywood stars became notorious for bad facelifts that gave them that “windswept look”, along with the sad impression that they couldn’t accept that they were ageing. Today though, this stigma has all but faded away. Why? Well, these days we don’t see that strange look nearly as much - we just see that Jane Fonda and Jennifer Aniston look unbelievably good for their age, and that they want their outward appearance to match their inner confidence. Since the 1980s there have been huge strides in the understanding of why we age, including skin quality, volume and gravity changes. This has resulted in the following innovative developments:

Surgical advances There have been significant advances in facial surgical techniques. Take for example the facelift: in the past, the skin was used to pull up sagging soft tissue in an attempt to ‘lift’ it back to its original position. The problem with this technique is that skin is designed to cover the face and not support it. This placed enormous tension on the skin, which not only caused unsightly scarring around the ears, but also created an unnatural “windswept” appearance. These days, we use techniques like the High SMAS facelift. This elevates the underlying supportive structure of the face to its former, more youthful position, allowing us to then re-drape the skin naturally over the new, more chiseled face contours. Importantly, the skin is sutured without tension and so, along with the discreet position, scars have a smoother healing process and with time, appear seamless.

New, active ingredients Today, you can access high quality home skincare products and medical grade treatments like microneedling and chemical peels with prescription-strength active ingredients, which make a difference to your skin’s quality on a cellular level. The earlier you start them and the better care you take of your skin, the more you roll back the ageing process, and the later you need to opt for plastic surgery - if at all. These treatments are given at doctor-led medical spas like ours. We take a clinical approach to achieving a patient’s skin objectives because this has a powerful effect on the way we age, especially if you start them when you’re younger.

No quick fix These days, we have a better understanding of facial anatomy and non-invasive techniques like Botox, fillers and facial threading. Interestingly, while there has been a steady increase in surgeries, there’s been an explosive increase in non-invasive and preventative, anti-ageing treatments like these. It’s a bit like going to gym though: there has to be commitment to consistent care. You can’t go once and think you’re going to have the muscles of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Rather than being a quick fix, you need to take a multi-targeted approach to keeping your skin healthy and youthful.


Our story Opening our Therapy Specialist Medical Spa was an intuitive process for me, because I wanted to provide a multi-faceted approach to how people choose to age. The concept of starting to actively treat the skin from a young age just made more sense to me. Often this approach alone is enough, as it can prevent the desire or need for surgery at a later stage. It also helps to prevent the “overdone” look. When you’re working from one toolbox, you run the risk of doing too much of one thing (for example too much filler can lead to a strange look). But because we offer the full spectrum, we can journey with our clients through the different seasons of their life, recommending various treatments that are appropriate, and that together, offer the most natural results. I believe in being transparent and giving my honest, professional opinion to the patients I see. There’s a time when non-invasive techniques like Botox, filler or threads will work beautifully in helping to smooth the skin, or restore volume or lift. But there also comes a time when you aren’t able to achieve what you’re hoping to with these techniques. At this point, you should either make peace with where you are and keep your skin healthy and glowing to soften wrinkles, or opt for a surgical technique.

What we offer We’re a team of skin specialists, led by me, a qualified and experienced Plastic Surgeon. We love what we do and are passionate about our patients and creating healthy, glowing skin - at any age. Our treatments produce high quality results that are not overdone, but are instead subtle and naturally powerful.

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To visit, or not to visit – there’s simply no question Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate is still a hidden gem for many who pass this beautiful property outside Hermanus en route to their holiday destinations up the coast. On the doorstep of the sought after Walker Bay region, this working wine and olive farm opens its arms to daily visitors and to those with a dream to settle there permanently in a secure environment. Here are the answers to a couple of general enquiries: Q: How old is the estate? A: It started in 2003, but Penny Streeter OBE bought the whole estate in 2013. She has taken on a mammoth task to build a tourism destination. Attractions include a wine cellar, Moody Lagoon Restaurant, wine tasting, conference and wedding facilities and adventure golf. And, there is more to come. Q: Who are the developers? A: Streeter and Nick Rea have a formidable partnership and they are serious about creating sustainable brands that portrays the essence of innovative ideas, class and quality. Q: We heard a boutique hotel is also on the cards at Benguela Cove? A: True. The architects have been commissioned to design a five star lodge, including a spa, which will consist of 40 luxury self-catering villas, all in keeping with the estate’s strict design guidelines. Q: How many properties are still available? A: Of the total 124 stands, there are 57 left for sale, all fully serviced with water, plumbing and electricity connections. If you buy from the developer, you will have 24 months to commence building. Q: What are the price ranges? A: Prices start at R2.6m for around 2000sqm and goes up to R6.5m for 4280sqm. The average price is R3.7m for roughly 2000sqm, which includes VAT, so no transfer fees are payable on top of this price. Owners also receive an annual wine allocation.

Q: What other amenities are there to enjoy here? A: The Bot River Lagoon frontage makes it ideal for water-sports and boating. It is a family friendly environment with an 11km running and cycling track along the lagoon and through the vineyards, tennis courts, clubhouse and a swimming pool for everyone to enjoy. For more information on Properties for sale: Dinita Hewett: 028 313 0390, 082 898 4519 email: or General enquiries about estate visits, bookings and activities: 083 645 6198

High demand for the Cape’s heritage neighbourhoods & properties These include the Bo-Kaap which dates to the late 1700s and boasts a mix of Cape Dutch and Georgian architecture and Chelsea Village in Wynberg, dating to the 1700s. While most of the historic buildings and the beautiful Cape Dutch wine farms of the Winelands/Boland area are beyond the reach of most buyers and investors, there are many opportunities to buy and invest according to Seeff’s agents. These are sought for a variety of reasons, from residential to businesses, boutiques and restaurants and guest houses. A few areas where you can invest in historic/heritage property include: Constantia, City Bowl, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Tulbagh, Wellington, Worcester, Swellendam, Ladismith, and Oudtshoorn.

Photo: Sir Herbert Baker's home located in Oranjezicht, Western Cape

Seeff Property Group highlights the Cape’s fabulous wealth of heritage neighbourhoods and architectural styles, from Cape Dutch, Victorian, Edwardian, Georgian and Art Deco to the beautiful Fisherman’s houses of the West and Southern Cape coast and sandstone and farmhouse architecture of the Karoo. Property options range from a Cape Dutch cottage which can sell for around R3m to a Cape Dutch wine farm which can sell for well into the upper millions according to Seeff’s agents.

Legislation and regulation - The National Heritage Resources Act, 25 of 1999 regulates all structures over 60 years old including the fixtures and fittings. A tier system classifies property according to its national, provincial or local importance. Tier One is a Heritage Overlay Zone, generally applied to entire areas with all properties in the area protected. Tier Two applies to individual properties and buildings and Tier Three, to buildings officially classified as National Monuments or Provincial Heritage Sites.

Heritage buildings such as the Castle, SA Museum in the Company’s Garden, Slave Lodge, St George’s Cathedral and the Groote Kerk and Bo Kaap Museum are popular tourist attractions. Architects such as Sir Herbert Baker (1862-1946) also left behind a treasure of buildings such as the Union Buildings (Pretoria) and Groote Schuur and Wynberg Boys’ High (Cape Town). Louis Michel Thibault (1750-1815) left landmarks such as Koopmans de-Wet House, the Groot Constantia homestead and wine cellar and Drostdy buildings in Graaff-Reinet and Tulbagh. Today, you can also find designed areas which are heritage protected, says Seeff.

Photo: Sandstone home located in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape

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TORGA OPTICAL OPENS A STATE-OF-THE-ART STORE IN SOMERSET MALL - A BRAND THAT TRULY ORIGINATED IN SOUTH AFRICA Torga Optical is proud to open its most modern branch in Somerset Mall. The branch is operated by Anli de Beer an Optometrist by edification, but a self-taught business woman who have started her first Torga Optical franchise 18 years ago in the then newly built Kolonnade Shopping Centre in Pretoria. Not only did she develop this branch to be one of the top performing branches in the Torga Optical group but the Somerset Mall Store is the 7th store in the Torga Optical group of 120 branches directed and managed by Anli. Anli subscribes strictly to following the Torga Optical Service Formula and is proud to deliver the best optical products produced by the latest technology. From humble beginnings in 1984 when Torga Buchanan opened her first Optometric practice in Heilbron in the Freestate, Torga Optical has expanded to 120 stores throughout South Africa as well as internationally to include stores in Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland as well as Australia. Torga offers not only caring professional services but a unique vertically integrated business model - the only one of its kind in South Africa with a “no middle man” policy. This efficient model enables Torga Optical to offer unique products, industry best guarantees and value for money. Torga designs and manufactures all of its fashion frames with a “fast fashion” approach similar to leading retail fashion brand such as H&M and Zara. Attention is given to utilizing the latest European materials and colour trends with an emphasis upon enabling the client to bring out her / his own individuality throughout their Visual Day.

WHAT ARE THE NEW OFFERINGS? Anli further says the other benefits for Torga Optical customers are: - We have service agreements with most of the South African Medical Aids again to give our customers the Torga ‘WOW’ factor. - We offer industry best guarantees not only on our frames but also our lenses and have a no hassle customer service approach. Our lenses come standard with state of the art scratch resistant protection to ensure their maximum longevity. - We understand the need for multiple pairs of spectacles to suit the lifestyle of our customers and have unique offerings especially for the person who suddenly discover that their arms are too short and they are not yet 45 years old. - We specialize in providing preventative care to protect your eyes from Blue light reflected from tablets, smart phones and computer screens. Often people do not understand why their sleep patterns are disturbed due to these devices and it is all about getting the right coatings on your lenses when it comes to reading at night. - Our polarised lenses for prescription sunglasses are made for single, bifocal and multifocal spectacles and can be fitted in our frames designed for sunglasses or bring your own frame for an upgrade. Polarised lenses are the only lenses that reduces the problem of squinting in bright light by reducing glare.

This philosophy has become the foundation for the “Its Torga” eyewear. “The European fashion markets set the trends in the eyewear industry and the materials used in the manufacturing process of frames” explains Ms de Beer. “Our design team spend considerable time abroad assessing fashion trends and the latest materials.” “We really want to make women look and feel their best in their eyewear. These days women and men need more than just one pair of glasses to compliment and enhance their style and image and particularly to have comfortable vision with so much time being spent looking at computer screens and other digital devices.”

The professional service delivery by our team of Optometrists does not just offer an eye test but we use the latest technology and equipment to ensure quality prescriptions and sound eye health care advice as well as advice on general health. We are focused on friendly customer care and are experienced to give our customers only the best advice and products for their lifestyle needs.

“Optical frames and lenses are as important these days as other lifestyle products, such as shoes where most people have specialised shoes for every activity, from work to leisure activities such as jogging, going to the gym, hiking etc. Torga makes it easy to get the eyewear busy active people really need.” Ms. De Beer points out that Torga is the only optical chain in South African that operates its own optical lens manufacturing facility equipped with state-of-the-art German Precision technology. What this means is that the very latest precision optical prescription lenses can be manufactured in only a few days and don’t have to be sourced from overseas at higher prices.

“We have attached our opening specials, see page "10" and we strongly advise you to book now for an appointment on-line or come and visit us to secure this opportunity for you and your family.”

The Torga Lens Manufacturing team manufactures state of the art multifocal lenses, special lenses for computer use, night driving and sport such as golf and cycling. Our clients get the eyewear they really need for their Visual Day - eyewear that ensures maximum comfort throughout their Visual Day.

“Bring this page to our store and get a free eye test worth R350 as an opening special in October - all because we care for YOU!”


“We are looking forward to welcome you at our new store where you could come and express your individuality by selecting the right frame for YOU!”

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Welcome to the world of natural health - Nature’s Legacies

Nat�re's Legacies Nourish your inner beauty and improve your health with the wide range of natural organic medicinal supplements and extensive range of hand-selected organic herbs, spices, roots and seeds from Nature’s Legacies in Gordon’s Bay. “We also do mail order.” Natural medicine enhances the body’s normal healing and self-regulatory processes. Nature’s Legacies provides customers with a helping hand to do this in an easy and convenient manner. Nature’s Legacies provide you with many beneficial herbs and spices in a single capsule. Taken in small doses and in a regular way, you will receive the maximum benefits of their healing qualities.

These include: A. Aloe, Apricot Kernels, Ashwagandha, Astragalus, Avena Sativa. B. Bilberry, Black Pepper, Bloublom Salie, Buchu, Burdock Root. C. Cacoa, Caraway Seeds, Cardamom, Cat’s Claw, Cayenne Pepper. Celery Seeds, Chamomile, Chasteberry, Chia Seeds, Cinnamon, Cloves, Coconut, Cumin Seeds, D. Dandelion, Devil’s Claw, E. Echinacea, Euphrasia. F. Fenugreek, Flax seeds, G. Garlic,Gelatine, Gentian Root, Ginger, Gingko Biloba, Ginseng, Golden Rod, Golden Seal, Green Tea, H. Hawthorn, Hibiscus, Hoodia, Horny Goat Weed, Horse Radish.

Products All the products in Nature’s Legacies’ range are 100% pure and organic with no preservatives or fillers added. These products provide advanced nutrition, lifestyle and functional remedies. The purest ingredients have been sourced worldwide from accredited suppliers. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.”

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FOOD Pan-fried asparagus and Parma ham with hollandaise.

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FARMING A season of growth in our Food Garden.


SUSTAINABILITY Spier’s Growing for Good learning initiatives are unleashing positive social and environmental change.


EVENTS Festive fun and games: find out what’s happening on the farm this quarter.

21 Gables Chenin: best in the world The Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc has had a stellar year. At the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, the 2016 vintage won the Trophy for Best White Wine Overall. It has also been awarded the 2018 Chenin Blanc Trophy at the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition.

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On sun-drenched hot days, Spier Cellar Master Frans Smit’s go-to varietal is Chenin Blanc. Why? For starters, it’s a refreshing varietal that goes really well with summer foods. “Many wine drinkers mistakenly believe that Chenin produces only sweet wines. The truth is actually that this is an extremely versatile grape, producing wines of complex and differing character,” he says.

“THE TWO MAIN STYLES OF CHENIN BLANC ARE FRESH & FRUITY (UNWOODED) & RICH & RIPE (USUALLY WOODED).” Two award-winning wines produced by Spier represent this diversity of styles. The Spier Signature Chenin Blanc is a fresh and fruity wine for easy drinking. It’s great on its own or with salads and other lighter dishes. The Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc is a more complex, rich, wooded wine made from vines more than 40 years old. It pairs beautifully with rich dishes. When it comes to Chenin, Smit and his winemaker team are recognised as leaders in the winelands – with a welter of awards to prove it. At the 2017 Veritas Wine Awards, four of Spier’s six Double Golds were awarded to Chenin Blanc wines. One of them, Spier’s 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2015, won the inaugural Veritas Vertex Award – defeating 1638 other entries to be crowned the competition’s overall champion wine.


Only 1300 bottles of this exquisite brut MCC have been released – crafted in the truly patient traditional style with minimum interference.

This blend of 71% Chardonnay and 29% Pinot Noir offers flavours of toasted biscuits and lemon marmalade — the result of eight years of ageing on the lees and six months under cork. Available from the Spier Tasting Room or


This year, the accolades continue to pour in. Spier’s 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2017 has been recognised as one of South Africa’s best Chenin Blancs through its inclusion in the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge. This is the fourth time the 21 Gables Chenin has been included in the Top 10. At the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, the 2016 vintage won the Trophy for Best White Wine Overall. Internationally, it received the Chenin Blanc Trophy at this year’s prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition. This makes it the best Chenin in the world for 2018.



These Parma ham-wrapped asparagus spears make an elegant starter but can also add magic to a larger festive spread as a side dish – especially when served with a crisp glass of Signature Chenin Blanc

4. Wrap each asparagus spear with a thin sliver of Parma ham. Heat the olive oil in a wide non-stick pan, then fry for just a few minutes until the ham is golden, turning it over. Transfer to a serving platter, then top with hollandaise, toasted almonds and micro herbs. Serve at once.


· 3 extra-large egg yolks · 30ml (2 tablespoons) lemon juice (or apple cider vinegar) · Pinch of salt · 150g butter, cubed FOR THE ASPARAGUS:

· About 16-24 asparagus spears (not too thin) · 16-24 slices Parma ham, very thinly sliced (roughly 120-150 g) · 15-30ml (1-2 tablespoons) olive oil · 1/4 cup (60 ml) almond flakes, toasted in a dry pan · A handful micro herbs, for serving (optional)

About the wine: Signature Chenin Blanc

A 2017 Veritas Double Gold winner, this unwooded Chenin is crisp and fruity with green guava, pear, apple and hints of litchi on the nose. Maturation occurred on the fine lees for another three months to give extra body and elegance. It has a wellbalanced palate and a lingering finish.


1. Make the hollandaise first, because then it will be ready when the asparagus is fried. Place a small pot filled with 5cm water on the stove and heat to a slow simmer. In a slightly wider heat-proof bowl (glass or stainless steel), add the yolks, lemon juice and salt. 2. Place the bowl over the simmering water, taking care that the bottom of the mixing bowl doesn’t touch the simmering water. Start whisking the egg mixture immediately, whisking steadily as the mixture heats up. When the mixture starts to thicken (after about 3 to 5 minutes), add a few blocks of butter and keep on whisking as it melts into the mixture. 3. Keep on adding more butter until all the butter is melted and incorporated, and you are left with a thickened custard-like sauce. If, at any stage, your mixture becomes too thick or looks like it wants to split, remove it from the heat and add more cold butter to bring the temperature down, then continue as above. Remove from the heat when ready and set aside until ready to use. Add a tablespoon of boiling water to the mixture to bring it back to pouring consistency just before serving, if necessary.




With the arrival of spring, our Werf Food Garden is building up its reserves for the frenzied growing of the summer season. Days are becoming longer and sunnier and the soil temperatures are starting to rise. This is good news for our summer crops as they’re dependent on long daylight hours and warmer soil temperature for them to be healthy and happy. Sun-loving produce that make a flower and then fruit – such as tomato, eggplant, baby marrow, butternuts and watermelons – have all been waiting for the spring so that they can make the most of the longer daylight hours. We also continue to sow all our root and leaf crops throughout the new season: basil is intercropped with tomatoes and eggplants, while spring onions is with lettuces. We find that mixing our pea crops with carrots results in the sweetest baby carrots! We sow our seeds with a seedling mix consisting of sieved worm casting (worm fertiliser from our worm farm) compost with vermiculite and bone meal. Spring is the time to give our fruiting trees a good dose of compost and wood chips and sucker any water shoots coming up from the roots.


Head down to the Werf Food Garden and you’re likely to encounter Johannes Salukazana and Alford Zwavahera hard at work.

Alford Zwavahera

Alford lives in Makhaza, Khayelitsha – which he runs to work from, daily! It’s little wonder that he recently completed his first marathon in four hours.

We focus on weeding every two weeks to ensure that the new spring weeds are kept under control. As with so much of organic gardening, our approach has a light touch. We use a weeding tool to kill all the tiny weed seeds as they germinate. This is because yanking large weeds out the ground disturbs the soil structure and allows space for new weeds to germinate. As snails love spring, this is the time to use beer traps or an organic snail bait such as ferramol. We tackle caterpillars with Kirchhoff’s Margaret Roberts (Dipel) Biological Caterpillar Insecticide – a bacteria that only affects the caterpillar, leaving all our beneficial insects in peace. Plants are only being attacked by pests if their immune system is weak, so good worm compost and weekly foliar sprays really help to boost nutrients that might be missing from the soil. We use Biogrow’s extensive range.

Johannes Salukazana

Johannes, from Mount Fletcher in the Eastern Cape, has worked at Spier for many years. A Kayamandi resident, he cycles to work.

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At Spier, we’ve long been recognised for our ethically conscious approach. This is embodied in Spier Growing for Good: a range of learning initiatives designed to empower our communities to create positive social and environmental change. These include tackling one of South Africa’s most pressing challenges, youth unemployment, through mentorship in hospitality, wine and agriculture and the provision of psychosocial support to young school learners within our local communities. The Spier Artisan Apprenticeship Programme offers training in mosaic and ceramics, while Trees for Life teaches members of impoverished communities how to care for indigenous plants, which are then grown in exchange for livelihood support. As part of our commitment to responsible sourcing, Spier also provides training and support to its suppliers to ensure that they adhere to the principles of ethical business – including fair wages, labour rights and health and safety. In future, all Spier wines and offerings will display the Growing for Good icon – a heart in a vine leaf that represents both community and the environment. “The Growing for Good icon reminds consumers that by choosing Spier, they are contributing to a positive social and environmental impact. Their support ensures we can continue to invest in initiatives that make a meaningful difference,” says Andrew Milne, Spier’s CEO


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Comedy in the Vines This summer, put your feet up on the Werf lawn at Spier and enjoy an hour-long comedy show presented by three of South Africa’s leading comedians:

Kurt Schoonraad – 13 Oct

Material Gains

Material Gains showcases selected works from Spier’s diverse collection of contemporary African art. Curated by Candice Allison, the exhibition explores the concept of ‘material’ – defined as both intangible ideas and physical substance. Created by artists from across the continent – including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Congo and Nigerian – these works span the mediums of painting, photography, bead work, sculpture, crochet, embroidery and found materials. Date: Until 20 October 2018 Place: Stellenbosch University Museum Festival of Light Art

Spier will be presenting its first Festival of Light Art from 8 December 2018 – 30 January 2019. Each night over this period, visitors will be able to experience a journey of light and sound artworks throughout the historic Stellenbosch farm. The Festival’s opening ceremony, choreographed by Jay Pather, takes place on Saturday, 8 December and Sunday, 9 December. As the audience and a of performers move across the Spier estate, the installations will be switched on, or revealed. Visit for more information.

One of South Africa’s most instantly recognisable stand-up comedians, Schoonraad’s upbringing in Mitchell’s Plain, one of South Africa’s largest townships, was highly influential in developing his earthy sense of humour and comedic style. Schoonraad has hosted game shows, appeared in “Comedy Central presents Kurt Schoonraad” and various big screen productions, including the international awardwinning South African movie Skeem. Rob van Vuuren – 10 Nov

van Vuuren has worked as an actor, writer, director, dancer and producer across various genres and in different media. His work in television (including as co-host of SA’s Got Talent and The Most Amazing Show) and film has made him a household name in South Africa. In 2011, he won the inaugural Comics Choice Breakthrough Act Award for his work as a stand-up comedian. He also has two Standard Bank Ovation Awards for comedy to his name. Barry Hilton – 29 Dec

Thirty years of touring, six children, two ex-wives, a new wife, five DVDS, two movies, Vegas, Cleese, Connolly, millions of air miles and a Lifetime Achiever statue on his mantelpiece…. If Barry Hilton isn’t the quintessential South African comedy giant, no one is. MORE INFO

Add a gourmet picnic basket and a bottle of Spier Signature wine for R580 (serves two generously; excludes show tickets). Time:

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Eagle Encounters

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Eight Restaurant

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Conference Centre

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Witness our winemaking team in action at the Spier Werf Cellar as they handcraft Spier’s first estate wine, made from organic vineyards that grow on the Spier farm.

Surrounded by beautiful Cape Dutch Buildings, Spier’s historic farmyard - the Werf - has been meticulously restored.

13. MANOR HOUSE The 1822 historic Manor House has been extensively restored and three different meeting rooms are available. The building features artworks from the Spier Collection - one of the largest collections of contemporary South African art in the country.



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In 2007, Spier installed a pioneering centralised wastewater treatment plant which is the embodiment of our approach to waste management. It recycles 100% of our wastewater, treats it using only environmentally friendly methodology and the clean water is then used to irrigate the garden and grounds.


Spier has an open air venue hosting artistic and corporate events with a capacity of 1100 people.


Conferencing includes an auditorium that seats 430 people and three breakaway rooms, which can be used separately, or combined, to seat 250 people. Conference rooms are adjacent to the Eerste River and have views of the Helderberg mountains. Contact:


Spier’s Old Wine Cellar is South Africa’s oldest dated cellar building (1767), and is used for conferences & private functions.


14. Vadas Smokehouse and Bakery: Coming soon.



The country’s first permanent outdoor exhibition of mosaic features the works of 16 contemporary South African artists – all crafted by the Spier Arts Academy.


Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery

At the Eagle Encounters raptor rehabilitation centre, get up close and personal with birds of prey, and find out how these magnificent animals keep the Spier farm healthy and balanced.


Spier Farm Kitchen

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From fridge magnets to masterpieces, the Spier Craft Market, right next to our Tasting Room, offers a wide range of art and crafts, made with a diverse range of materials, including mosaic, beads, textiles and ceramics.

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Artist Jenna Burchell has transformed 12 ancient rocks from the Great Karoo into interactive sound sculptures that “sing” when you place a hand on them.


8. ARTISAN STUDIO The Spier Artisan Studio welcomes guests to see mosaic and ceramic artisans at work as they create artworks in collaboration with South African fine artists.

9. EIGHT RESTAURANT Eight is a farm-to-table eating experience in a beautiful setting next to the Eerste River. Like its name, the restaurant is an expression of balance, cycles, harmony, infinity and abundance. The produce used at Eight is either grown on the farm or sourced from nearby farmers. Natural and organic ingredients are preferred and combined to create nourishing, healthy, and delicious food. Contact: +27 (21) 809 1188 or at


The Spier Farm Kitchen offers everything visitors need to make their own tasty farm picnics – as well as a delicious array of locally sourced and made produce to take home. Help yourself to nutritious, farm-inspired food and linger on the stoep overlooking the Werf with a glass of wine or relax nearby under one of the Werf’s giant oaks. The Spier Farm Kitchen is open 7 days a week, including public holidays, from 10.00 to 16.30 daily.

Our Tasting Room on the banks of the Spier dam pairs our award-winning wine with delicious snacks. Relax in the airy lounge area, or take your glass outside onto the patio which has stunning views of the Helderberg mountains. Contact: 021 09 1143/7

4. WINE COLLECTION POINT 5. SEGWAY TOURS The Segway PT (Personal Transporter) is a two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicle. The tour is a beautiful glide through the farm to the vineyards with some interesting facts about Spier’s farming practices and wastewater treatment plant on the way. Contact: 021 809 1157 or visit



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Enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail on the terrace with bar snacks, or breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Spier Hotel restaurant. Both the restaurant and wine bar strive to source the freshest available produce for the menus from a range of local suppliers and our farm. Contact: +27 (21) 809 1100


A carefully curated selection of products both for the home and for the body is available in the shop adjoining Spier Hotel’s reception and at the Tasting Venue, allowing you to take home a piece of the Spier farm life.


The 4-star Spier Hotel is next to the calming waters of the Eerste River. The rooms are situated in village-style buildings grouped around six private courtyards, each with its own swimming pool in a design reminiscent of the Bo-Kaap or Mediterranean villages where pedestrians have right of way. Contact:

ART - The spaces of the Spier Hotel and conferencing rooms are adorned with art from the Spier Collection - one of the most extensive collections of contemporary South African art in the country. Spier believes that the visual arts can provide both guests and staff with new insights, and challenge us to take a fresh look at our world and environment.

WALKS AND TRAILS - Stroll around our peaceful water-wise gardens or visit the River Walk on the Eerste River’s south bank, which showcases our national flower. Download the VoiceMap app and listen to our two audio tours on your phone: Walk the Farm (which starts at the Hotel entrance) and the historic Gables tour (which begins at the Tasting Room). 5km and 10km running route maps are available from the Spier Hotel reception.




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With spring underway and summer just around the corner, this is the best time to lose weight and keep it off. Of course the challenges remain the same throughout the seasons, but longer days and summer skies prompt changes to your brain and body that make losing weight – and keeping it off easier than usual. Take advantage of these seasonal changes that are working in your favour right now. To help you stay motivated this spring, Cambridge Weight Plan is currently running a summer body Weight loss campaign over a 4 month period where participants are urged to shed between 5-10kg toward their summer bodies. “We will offer motivational and weekly exercise programmes and meal plans to help you on this weight loss journey,” says Renny Letswalo, Non-Executive Chairperson at Cambridge Weight Plan.

Capsicum Culinary Studio, South Africa’s leading culinary institute will be holding a series of Capsicum Masterclasses for those wishing to learn new skills and extend their food repertoire with fun and social hands-on lessons. These mouth-watering courses will be presented by Capsicum’s own chefs and take place on Saturday mornings from September to November at five of the Capsicum campuses around the country, namely Boksburg, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Pretoria. 13 October - Taco’s come out of their shell – wonderful and easy-to-prepare Mexican delights. 27 October - Artisan Bread with Pate and Terrines under the spotlight. 10 November - Learn how to prepare a Feast from the Middle East. 24 November - Coffee and chocolate pairing – a match made in heaven! Participants will sit down after the course and enjoy the food they have prepared. Also included are the ingredients, refreshments and a complementary Capsicum apron. The cost is R490 a person per class. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Your mood is brighter - Have you noticed how warm weather promotes a happier mood? In extreme cases the dark, gloomy days of winter can trigger a type of temporary depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

It’s easier to find healthier food - Spring meals are often cold and light. We are more likely to eat and enjoy fruit salads, cold salads, watermelon and the like, says Letswalo. Therefore with so many light foods to choose from we are more likely to choose healthier options. People also want more plant-based foods and less meat.


The heat helps you burn calories - While you may think sweat is what helps you burn fat, it’s not. If you stay active and don’t scale back on intensity during workouts, then you will see the kilograms melt. This can be related back to temperature regulation. As your body works to regulate itself, it works harder when it’s hot, therefore burning more calories.

There is Vitamin D in sunshine - There appears to be a connection between lack of vitamin D, insulin resistance and obesity. Therefore people who are obese are more likely than their thinner counterparts to have lower levels of this vitamin. Research has also shown that some people are more likely to lose weight if they take a vitamin D supplement.

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Less hunger pangs - Did you know that on average, people consume 86 extra calories per day in autumn compared to spring? And as spring turns into summer, eating less is likely to continue. “Your appetite decreases in the summer because your body is trying to keep itself cool, says Renny Letswalo, Non-Executive Chairperson at Cambridge Weight Plan.

People with SAD may crave more carbs and end up gaining weight. Warm weather promotes better spirits, which probably means you don’t have crazy cravings for heavy, fatty foods that you usually crave in the winter.

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Frost Popsicles, pioneers of premium alcohol-based Popsicles in South Africa, are ready to welcome the summer sun with a host of new Popsicle flavours, including the brand’s first non-alcoholic creations.


“We’re thrilled with the growth we’ve seen over the past two years,” says Natasha Fagri, who created Frost Popsicles with business partner Jon-Marc De Carvalho. “When we launched in September 2016 we began with just two wine-based Popsicles – the Tranquille and Brut PJ Pops™ - selling in 26 stores in two provinces. Today we’ve expanded that to 10 Popsicle flavours available in over 50 retail outlets in three provinces, as well as through our online store.” That innovation and expansion has been driven by fast-growing demand, with South Africans clamouring for a taste of this pioneering frozen treat. The buzz has also spread beyond South African shores, says De Carvalho.

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Keeping a finger on the pulse of global and local trends has certainly helped Frost Popsicles stay ahead of the curve and set the scene for an ohso-tasty summer, with the launch of five new Popsicle flavours: Passion Fruit & Peach Margarita Popsicle, Blood Orange Screwdriver Popsicle, Pomegranate, Grapefruit & Hibiscus Popsicle, Peach, Strawberry & Banana Popsicle and Vanilla Coffee Popsicle. The entire Frost Popsicles range is made from all-natural ingredients, is low in calories and contains no artificial flavourants, colourants or sweeteners. And with the exception of the Vanilla Coffee Popsicle, all other Frost Popsicles are dairy-free and vegan-friendly.







INFINITY NEW BOTTLED WATER HARVESTED FROM THE AIR There are many bottled waters on the market; but water harvested from the air, is unique. Infinity Air Water is a new bottled water company whose source is the humidity in the air. This special condition makes the water perfectly pure, soft and alkaline (pH8). Infinity started its first harvest of the soft Stellenbosch moisture in July 2018 and now the company is distributing still and sparkling Infinity Air Water to hotels, restaurants, wine farms and corporates in Cape Town. The company was founded by Jacques Lubbe (South African) and Viviana Alarcon (Chilean) who met while working overseas, and have just settled in the Cape. “The availability of clean drinking water is becoming more and more scarce, not only in our country but also worldwide. Yet we only need to consciously turn our gaze to the vast and infinite sky to witness the untapped potential of the humidity all around us. We choose to be part of the solution by using innovative technology to bring clean drinking water, effectively from thin air,” said Jacques Lubbe, Director of Infinity. Clean drinking water availability and plastic pollution are two topics of high concern in our local and global community. The company addresses both with its Sustainability Model. “Our clients from the hospitality industry can rely on our product”, said Lubbe. Infinity Air Water is harvested directly from the air and never makes contact with the ground keeping it free from elements that may alter its taste, resulting in a perfectly pure water. Additionally, multiple safeguards used in the bottled water industry are taken to ensure the quality of the water, including nine stages of filtration and the use of UV light before being bottled.

The Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) contained in Infinity Air Water are below 20 mg/l, which means only the required minerals are present. With a pH of 8, this alkaline water is a powerful anti-oxidant, helping to boost the immune system and balance the pH in your body. Infinity supports the reduction of plastic and single-use glass bottles. They only use glass and by returning glass bottles, Infinity’s clients not only pay just for refills but also are contributing to the reduction of at least 2 million plastic bottles per year. Additionally, distribution crates are made of wood, a reusable, repairable and renewable material.

LINTON PARK ESTATE RAISE R100 000 FOR RHINO CONSERVATION Linton Park Estate near Wellington in the Cape Winelands raised a substantial amount of R100 000 for rhino conservation in South and Southern Africa. At a special World Rhino Day celebration event held at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre in Cape Town on Saturday, 15 September 2018 the estate’s donation was handed to Les Carlisle, the Group Conservation Manager of the AndBeyond Group & Project Manager of Rhinos Without Borders (RWB). This is the 3rd year running that Linton Park supported the RWB campaign for rhino conservation in cooperation with the Wellington Hugo Rust Primary School with their own fundraising drives.

Photo L - R: Anna Chilton, (Camellia Group Sustainability Manager) JG Auret, (Chief Winemaker of Linton Park), Les Carlisle, (Project Manager of Rhinos-without-Borders), with Hugo Rust Head Learners Melissa Moolman, Nicus van Coller & MC Porchia Adams

The amount of R282 000 was raised in three years. From a modest beginning in 2016 with a total donation of R55 000, the estate and Hugo Rust Primary jointly raised R282 000 during the three year period from 2016 - 2018. Linton Park, with a founder’s history dates back to 1699. The Camellia plc. business group bought Linton Park in 1995 and started with an extensive restoration programme reinstating the estate to its former glory and was completed early in 2017. Herman le Roux, Linton Park’s Commercial Director, explained the estate’s support for rhino conservation: “We fully endorse Camellia’s global philosophy of environment and nature conservation wherever possible.” “In view of the fact that we have a sensitive and threatened ecosystem on the estate that is a distinctively rare South African, commonly known as ‘Renosterveld’ – we decided to commit ourselves to conservation on a wider scale and also specifically to saving rhinos as a precious part of South Africa’s unique cultural heritage.” He elaborated: “It is unfortunate that the continued existence of rhinos on the African continent and in our country is in serious jeopardy and very much under financial pressure.” “We make our donation to contribute to this special saving rhinos cause. We also want to show our support for the invaluable work that champions such as Les Carlisle, his colleagues, the Rhinos-Without-Borders teams and others do in this regard.” Under the Inspirational leadership of Ronel Saayman, project leader and teacher at Hugo Rust Primary, the pupils of the school have since 2016 joined forces with Linton Park in the fight to save rhinos. A range of colourful hand-produced rhino icons by the pupils attracted wide public interest and support. One Rand per bottle for Saving Rhinos Le Roux added that the estate’s donation was made possible by the sales of the Linton Park ’Rhino’ wine range during the previous financial year – highlighting their excellent Rhino Cabernet Sauvignons and. Chardonnays. Consequently R100 000 was accumulated by one rand per bottle sold for rhino preservation.

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SSA Gives A Bigger Voice To Different Codes

Cape Town’s world champ surfers Jordy Smith, Mikey February and Frank Solomon joined Wesgro to unveil the new #ItsAllStillHere tourism campaign. The campaign - which kicked off with three short, sharable videos - profiles the Cape’s top surfing talent, natural beauty, and world class surf conditions. It acknowledges that our region has suffered its worst drought in history, but shows how we’ve got through the crisis and that our extraordinary destination is “all still here”. Each video features an internationally acclaimed local surfer explaining their personal relationship with water, and how the recent drought affected not only them, but the province as a whole. The message across all three videos is a clear call to action: Cape Town and the Western Cape is a leading destination for responsible tourism, and adventure tourism, with some of the best surfing conditions on the planet, and is open for business. “In the films, our surf spots give a taste of our world-class attractions and scenery, and show that our breath-taking adventure tourism experiences are all still here waiting for tourists from around South Africa and the world.” “Jordy, Frank and Mikey were the perfect ambassadors for the face of this campaign considering their achievements and extensive social media influence and reach, and passion for the province.”

Photo: Cameron van der Burgh

South African athletes have been given a stronger voice within Swimming SA (SSA) with the launch of a more inclusive Athletes’ Committee (AC) headed by swimming legend Penny Heyns. The athletes’ committee consists of eight athletes representing artistic swimming, swimming, water polo, masters swimming, disability swimming, open water swimming and diving. The committee comprises of athletes that are actively competing at the highest level including London 2012 Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh, Commonwealth Games double gold medallist Tatjana Schoenmaker and Open Water 5km world champion Chad Ho. Heyns, who is the only woman in history to win both the 100m and 200m breaststroke gold medals at the Olympics following her double at the 1996 Atlanta Games, is also the chair of the FINA Athletes Committee and a member of the FINA Bureau. “It started from the FINA committee where we strongly urged all national federations to have an athletes’ committee.” Heyns said. She explained that the purpose of the committee is to give athletes a platform where they can give their input and bring their concerns to the governing body and the executive committee.”

Photo: Jordy Smith - Photo Credit: Trevor Moran / Red Bull Content Pool

“SSA firmly encouraged the establishment of this athletes’ committee, there have been very small ones in the past but this is the first time we have a collective group that represents every single discipline (Artistic Swimming, Platform and Springboard Diving, Open Water Swimming, Swimming and Water Polo) within Swimming South Africa.”

Jordy Smith is hailed as South Africa’s top surfer and most successful – currently ranked fourth in the world and finishing runner-up on the World Surf League table twice. Despite being on the road to compete year round, he is locally based and a proud ambassador of Cape Town and the Western Cape.

Heyns said she was inspired by the enthusiasm from the members of the newly formed committee and the contribution they want to make in making aquatics one of the leading sports in the country. There were already some productive discussions that took place and some really good ideas that came from the athletes on what Swimming South Africa can do for the other disciplines.

Frank Solomon is hugely popular and celebrated as one the Mother City’s top big wave surfers. No stranger to the camera, he’s the star of the Emmy Award-winning mockumentary ‘Let’s Be Frank’. Hailing from Hout Bay, Frank is passionate and actively involved in eco-friendly initiatives, and runs a surf project for underprivileged children.

Heyns said it was important to give other disciplines like artistic swimming and diving a seat at the table and although there had traditionally been a disconnection between the athletes and the governing body there was a shift towards giving the sport’s biggest assets greater say at an executive level.

Mikey February, the first Cape Town surfer to make it onto the World Surf League when he joined the world’s top 34 surfers on the tour this year, is already making his mark on the international circuit. He grew up surfing the waves in Cape Town and the Western Cape and his story is truly inspirational. Instrumental to the success of the videos produced was Sledgehammer Studios - who managed to capture each surfer in their home environments despite the short run times, and Sacha Specker - a local videographer and photographer who generously provided additional footage of all 3 surfers. The first video features Jordy Smith and can be viewed on Youtube:

Heyns said their aim would be to effectively engage with the athlete communities within the various codes both in terms of representing needs as well as information dissemination. It is important that the athletes know about us and find a way where they can engage with us so that we can represent them to the decision-making bodies,” Heyns said. Heyns added that a number of initiatives are in the pipeline which will serve to encourage investment in the sport as well as build the image of SSA. SSA Athletes’ Committee: Penny Heyns (AC chair), Laura Strugnell (artistic swimming), Cameron van der Burgh (swimming), Tatjana Schoenmaker (swimming), Kelsey White (water polo), Lwazi Madi (water polo), Alani Ferreira (disability swimming), Karen Kennedy (masters), Chad Ho (open water), Stefan Steenkamp (diving).

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Ladies and gents, lovers of fabulous wine, good food and happy vibes - assemble! Springtime is around the corner and the Robertson Wine Valley is getting ready to celebrate in style with the 13th annual Wine on the River from 26 - 28 October. Expect to unwind, enjoy fresh country air and beautiful scenery with an array of fine wines, delightful treats and great music on offer. On the weekend the most talented winemakers, innovative craftspeople and inspiring chefs from Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson will be congregating on Goudmyn Farm off the R317 between Robertson and Bonnievale, to treat festival goers to all sorts of tasty things, including wine tastings from no less than 30 local wineries! Cape Wine Academy will host interactive wine tastings alongside local winemakers in the #TasteTheLifestyle tent overlooking the river Local winemakers will be conducting wine safaris on nearby farms, taking festival goers through the vineyards to learn more about the terroir and into underground cellars to discover the stories behind the vintages Other festival activities include a country central market, a dedicated children’s area, a boat cruise on the Viljoensdrift, a helicopter ride, stargazing, open campfires and many more. Glamping weeekend packages is also available.

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Come and meet an aerial ‘big five’ when Nemo, Squid, Octopus, Red Teddy and Bertie the Worm take to the skies at the 24th Cape Town International Kite Festival on 27 - 28 October 2018 at the Zandvlei Nature Reserve in Muizenberg. It is Africa’s biggest kite festival and sees kiters from around the world flying incredible kite creations in support of Cape Mental Health, South Africa’s oldest mental health organisation. The annual kiting extravaganza is the grand finale to October’s Mental Health Month campaign and has been flying in support of Cape Mental Health since 1994. “Rise Up is our theme for 2018,” says Ingrid Daniels, director of Cape Mental Health and president elect of the World Federation for Mental Health. “We believe everyone is born with potential to rise up beyond life’s circumstances. Our mission and the services we provide help people realise this potential and overcome mental health challenges they may encounter. Kites are one of the tools we use. Almost everyone feels inspired when they simply lift their heads and look up.”

This year, Wine on the River in partnership with Nedbank will bring festival goers the QKR! booking platform for simple and safe activity bookings, as well as the Masterpass scan-and-pay app for cashless transactions. “As part of our commitment to bringing you a secure festival, a zero-tolerance policy will be upheld with regard to drinking and driving.” To support responsible tasting, shuttle services are available from central spots in Robertson, Bonnievale and Montagu to the event on Saturday. Tickets available via Webtickets

Art Franschhoek Opens To The Public

Statistics show that every year one person in four will have a mental health condition. Mental health affects everyone but for people living in a disadvantaged urban or rural community, the impact of disability and poverty can be particularly challenging. Bring along your own kite to fly in the public flying arena, buy a kite when you are there or make a kite at one of the many free kite-making workshops for children and adults, on both days of the festival. There is also live entertainment, a tea garden, food trucks and fairground rides. The free, supervised Toddler Zone gives parents a chance to sit down and relax. Tickets available via Quicket

Cape Holiday Show Returns Bigger & Better For The Whole Family

As with fine food and premium wines, so too fine art needs to be experienced to be appreciated. Visitors to Franschhoek can once again look forward to a month of artworks and exhibitions, as Art Franschhoek ‘opens it doors’ to the public from 27 October to 25 November 2018. Over the years the valley has established itself as one of the country’s premier art destinations with its numerous art galleries and resident artists. Art enthusiasts can choose to leisurely browse the galleries situated along the village’s main road, alternatively choose to view the artworks on display at some of the wine farms, which include Grande Provence and La Motte. Garden and art tours at Leeu Estate add an extra touch to your cultural outing. The month of Art Franschchoek celebrates these artists, and allows visitors to experience this unique part of Franschhoek. To celebrate the start of this festival of art appreciation some of the participating galleries will be hosting special events during the weekend of 27 - 28 October. One of the highlights during the weekend includes a special wheel throwing demonstration by well-renowned ceramicist, David Walters. The world renowned Everard Read Gallery will be exhibiting major works by some of our country’s finest contemporary artists, in a variety of media. Manzart Gallery is the venue for Marie Stander’s solo exhibition. Marie, who has a large and fast growing following throughout South Africa’s collector community, is best known for her figurative charcoal drawings, large scale portraits, group drawings, as well as near life size drawings. Magnificent sculptures by self-taught, instinctual sculptor, Bruce Little, will be on display at Franschhoek Cellars. Bruce sculpts to capture the spirit of the wild African creatures he has observed and guarded most of his life. Ebony/Curated, with its exquisite displays of fine arts, sculptures and ceramics, will host three solo exhibitions in their respective galleries. Embark on a journey of art discovery as you admire one of South Africa’s greatest masters, Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, at the La Motte Museum, with his Ink on Paper exhibition. For more information visit

Be prepared for a total family experience when the Cape Holiday Show returns to the magnificent Sandringham Farm outside Stellenbosch from 26 - 28 October 2018. Building on last year’s inaugural event – and taking heed of what visitors had to say – the Organisors have truly “gone bos” this year to ensure an even wider range of exhibitors to delight outdoor enthusiasts and those who want to explore holiday destinations with a difference. At this stage exhibitors are staking their spots, with many set to use this year’s show to launch new products – and that usually means fabulous specials for those who attend! Great news for visitors to this year’s Cape Outdoor Show in Stellenbosch in October is that 4x4 Mega World will be there in full force with a showcase of accessorised vehicles to inspire and a vast varied range of vehicle accessories and camping gear to make grown men go weak at the knees. For those who want more out of a day in the countryside is the upgrade of the Craft & Cuisine marquee, the addition of a Kiddie Activity Centre, more outdoor activities for grown-ups – and even live music to add to the festivities. The word is that the top 10 Foodtrucks in the country will be there to serve up delights and aside from activities such as clay pigeon shooting. This unique summer show offers an inspiring array of must-haves for the outdoors enthusiast: caravans, camper vans and all the gadgets and gizmos imaginable to elevate old-school camping trips into a luxurious lifestyle choice. Also, on hand are travel specialists to inspire the perfect getaways that showcase the country’s outdoor splendour through unique destinations perfectly suited for those who want white-knuckled adventure to those who are content to simply “Glamp” in style in breath-taking settings. Tickets available via Quicket



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MATILDA, THE MUSICAL - ‘EASILY THE STANDOUT MUSICAL OF THE DECADE’ Pieter Toerien and GWB Entertainment will present Matilda - The Musical from 17 October 2018 at the Teatro at Montecasino before moving to Cape Town on 11 December 2018 - 13 January 2019. Matilda - The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda - The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Matilda - The Musical is now in its seventh year in London where it continues to delight audiences of all ages. Matilda The Musical was commissioned by the RSC and played to sold-out audiences at the RSC’s The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon for twelve weeks from November 2010 to January 2011. It transferred to London’s West End on 25 October 2011 where it opened to rave reviews. The New York production of Matilda - The Musical opened on 11 April 2013 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre to rapturous reviews and has been celebrated on 10 “Top Ten” lists for 2013, including TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year. Sweeping the board at the 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking seven awards. Matilda - The Musical has gone on to take Broadway by storm winning four Tony Awards® and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for each of the four girls sharing the title role. The production is directed by Tony Award® winners: Matthew Warchus who helms this production, playwright (Dennis Kelly), music and lyrics (Tim Minchin), costumes (Rob Howell), choreography (Peter Darling), orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision (Christopher Nightingale), lighting (Hugh Vanstone), and sound by Simon Baker.

Pieter Toerien & Paul Warwick Griffin (GWB), the producers said: “We remember standing outside the Cambridge Theatre in London nearly 7 years ago having seen Matilda - The Musical for the first time and plotting as to how we might get this rather brilliant creation to South Africa. We are absolutely thrilled to announce that day has finally arrived! We are positive that South African audiences will fall in love with the heroic tale of Matilda in this anarchically joyous and ingenious musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story.” Tickets available via Computicket



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