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Photo: Top of Table Mountain - Photo Credit: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway turned 90 in October. A lot has changed since that first trip up the mountain on 4 October 1929.

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Before 1929, the only way up was to hike: a feat not undertaken by too many. By the 1870s, plans were put forward to build a rack railway to the top, but the First Anglo-Boer War halted work on that.

Remy Kloos is a 31-year-old South African woman who is on track to be the youngest African to complete the Seven Summit Challenge. She is also aiming for another first – to be the first African to ever complete a double summit – reaching the top of both Mount Everest and the top of Mount Lhotse within 24 hours, the highest and fourth highest mountains in the world.

Another mock-charge came in 1912, when an engineer had been commissioned to build a funicular up the mountain.

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To date this Capetonian high-altitude mountaineer has summited four of the seven mountains that make up the Seven Summits Challenge - Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Aconcagua in South America, Mount Elbrus in Europe and Mount Denali in North America.

This plan was again thwarted by the outbreak of war: this time, World War 1.

In October Kloos climbed the highest peak in Oceania, Carstensz Pyramid. She is aiming to finish the Seven Summits in 2020 by climbing Mount Everest in Nepal in April and Vison Massif in Antarctica in December.

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Remy Kloos - On Track To Be The Youngest African To Scale The Seven Summits (Continue from page 1) The Everest-Lhoste combo climb, which has never been attempted by anyone from the African continent, will also make her the first woman from Africa to summit the Lhotse peak.

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“Although I had recovered from my depression, my battles with anxiety remained all consuming. I existed like this for years, but the turning point began towards the end of 2016 when I found myself struggling to cope. In a search to gain some perspective, I made the decision to take myself to Tanzania and climb the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro. On the 1st of January 2017 I was standing on the Roof of Africa and I felt an electric energy pulse through my entire body. In that moment, I realised I had found a deep and soulful connection to the mountains, and to something so much bigger than me. I returned home and 10 months later I found the courage to resign from my great corporate job in Johannesburg, and I took all my savings and decided to climb the highest mountains around the world and tackle my anxiety head on.”

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“I knew I needed a change so big and challenging that it would push me to dig deep into my reserves and allow me to truly discover my inner strength, courage and bravery,” says Kloos.

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A glimpse into extreme mountaineering - On her most recent expedition to Denali, Kloos was the only woman in a group of 11 climbers including guides. This is not uncommon on such a physical and more technical climb with only a 40% chance of reaching the summit. Recounting some of the biggest challenges she encountered climbing Denali, Kloos says that the mountain tested her beyond anything she thought she was physically and mentally capable of.

Photo: Ceres Rail, The Jessica with 235 of its kind being placed in service in SA between 1937 and 1949 - Photo Credit: Niel Swart

Travel with the Ceres Rail Company on a 3-hour train journey from Cape Town to Elgin. Depart from the heart of the Mother City at the Foreshore to the land beyond the mountains, steam up Sir Lowry’s Pass, meander through the valley and arrive in style at the bustling Elgin Railway Market.

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The people have spoken – South Africa’s favourite eateries in the Western Cape were announced at the 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries in Cape Town recently. These great restaurants were voted for by the public and vetted by Eat Out professional critics. Public ratings for restaurants in each category, taken from reviews on the Eat Out app and website were tallied with scores from Eat Out in a 50-50 balance. Not only is a review a vote for a favourite restaurant, it helps feed a hungry child: Eat Out pledges a meal through Rise Against Hunger for every review it receives. To date, Eat Out has helped feed over 13 500 children.

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A higher purpose - But Kloos doesn’t just climb the highest mountains in the world for her own fulfilment. She is committed to giving back and launched the #JustClimb initiative last year to raise funds for the Dlala Nje Foundation based in Johannesburg. So far, she has raised close to R400k, which has gone towards the expansion and renovation of their children’s community centre. She also recently partnered with the Sunflower Fund for the remainder of her climbs. “Success for me has not been defined by each successful mountain summit, but rather the ability for me to give back to society and bring about positive change.”

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The Ceres Rail Company offers locals and tourists the incredible opportunity to experience the beautiful scenery of the Western Cape on a historic refurbished steam train journey that will take you back in time to a long-gone era of steam train travel.

Kloos has only been an avid highaltitude mountaineer for three years. The story of how she discovered her passion was born out of a desperate need to gain some perspective in her life, as she had found herself at an alltime low. Kloos was diagnosed with depression at the age of 17 and battled for years to overcome it. However, in its wake she was left with anxiety which dictated much of how she lived her life – holding her back from being the authentic person she longed to be.

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Grit and Grace - Kloos explains that in order to summit these formidable peaks, she relies on her grit to push through - perseverance, resilience and the power of the mind. However, she says that relying on grit will only take you so far. “Leaning into grace is equally as important – focusing on humanity, humility, gratitude and positivity. I always carry an artificial sunflower with me on my expeditions as a symbol of grace and hope.” “I am so grateful for landing up on this crazy beautiful journey. Through all my adventures I am learning to embrace fear and uncertainty wholeheartedly, allowing it to be my compass, guiding me forward, pushing me outside my comfort zone. Climbing mountains has changed my whole life. I have watched myself accomplish feats that I previously thought impossible, where true transformation began with believing what I was capable of!” For more information visit www.remykloos.com

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Benguela Collection Brings Home Michelin Star And Veritas Gold Good things come in threes and it has certainly been a triumphant year for the Benguela Collection – fulfilled from inspiring woman-led business leadership to hospitality and award-winning wines. The owner Penny Streeter OBE received the Business Woman of the Year Award 2019 at the South African Chamber of Commerce in London. Streeter invested into her vision of building a wine, food and hospitality enterprise in South Africa and in the United Kingdom and the hard work is rewarded with great success in both spheres. SA chef wins Michelin star - Jean Delport became the second South African chef, after Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, to win a Michelin star for Restaurant Interlude at the UK and Ireland 2020 Michelin Guide Awards. This restaurant is situated at Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens near Horsham, West Sussex, and forms a part of the Benguela Collection. Open for less than a year, the restaurant’s tasting menu is inspired by the Grade 1 Listed woodlands gardens with ingredients foraged or grown on the estate. Other produce is sourced from selected local farms. Delport’s culinary career led him to a garden of possibilities: “A kitchen is like a well-oiled machine – every cog plays a role to make everything seem effortless. You need your team to make a success of it. It is important to stay progressive and to build on your strengths while you never forsake the basic principles. Shortcuts will never pay off.” Veritas gold medals - Gracing the winner’s podium from the South African side, Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate won three gold medals at the annual Veritas Awards.

Photo: Jean Delport celebrating with his team at Restaurant Interlude

Not only do these gold medals salute a special vintage, but it also shows beyond doubt that Benguela Cove is a multifaceted estate that produces stellar white and equally sought-after red wines. Chardonnay is no stranger on the podium when it comes to the Walker Bay region, but it is great news that cool climate red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot are being recognised in their more reserved and elegant styles. Johann Fourie, cellar master: “Being involved in the entire value chain, from setting up the cellar, to planting wines in this unique and special terroir, producing quality wines and introducing it to the world consumer, fulfills a dream I had for myself. Working with Penny and Nick, and contributing to their dynamic team, is also a great privilage.”

Lonely Planet Selects “Cape Winelands” As One Of Their Top 10 Best Value Destinations For 2020 The full list of destinations ranked in this category are: East Nusa Tengarra (Indonesia), Budapest (Hungary), Madhya Pradesh (India), Buffalo, NY (United States of America), Azerbaijan, Serbia, Tunisia, Cape Winelands (South Africa), Athens (Greece) and Zanzibar (Tanzania). Indeed, the region is well known for its world class wine and experiences, top restaurants, events and exceptional selection of choice for accommodation, all underpinned by natural beauty and vast open spaces. Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris said: “The Cape Winelands has made its mark as a destination in the Western Cape and I am positive that this accolade will help boost tourism to this region in the future. We wish to thank all our partners for their hard work in promoting this beautiful destination.”

Lonely Planet, a major global tourism platform, has announced that the Cape Winelands has been selected as one of their “Top 10 Best Value Destinations for 2020”. Coming in 8th position, Lonely Planet celebrates Cape Winelands on their website for its natural beauty and world-class wineries: “A short journey from the fabulous food city of Cape Town is the country’s wine region, centred on the historic towns of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. The real action here is at the wineries and fabulous restaurants dotting the beautiful upland scenery. You won’t find elephants snuffling round the vineyards, but you will find inexpensive tasting tours followed by lazy lunches serving world-class food alongside delicious local wines. If you care to stretch your wallet a little further when staying the night you can sleep it all off in high-end guesthouses and B&Bs that would cost a lot more elsewhere.”

“Our vast open spaces, hospitable people, fauna and flora, agricultural sector, wine industry fine cuisine and opportunities for grand adventure echo what all Cape Winelands tourism stakeholders believe: A thousand things to do and then some wine,” stated Ald (Dr.) Elna von Schlicht, Executive Mayor of the Cape Winelands District Municipality. Upon hearing this good news, she went on to say, “Here in the Cape Winelands and specifically at the Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM), we recognize the value of a robust tourism industry and its role in economic and skills development. We support the tourism industry through our relationships with Local Tourism agencies, and projects such as the Annual Mayoral Tourism Awards. During this year we have developed the Cape Winelands Route and Events App, to help travelers, visitors an even our citizens find all the special places in our district. The people of the CWD are the strength of our tourism industry, the manner in which we host, entertain and nourish our guests tells us that the Cape Winelands District welcomes visitors who wish to be hosted, entertained and nourished!”

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Growing Events In The Cape Winelands Event organisers, sponsors, the public sector, service providers and suppliers are just some of the conference participants who have attended. The inaugural conference was held in 2015 and attendee numbers have grown annually. The programme is also tailor-made to address some of the pressing event issues facing the industry at the time. Topics to be discussed include: Events & tourism, Opportunities for growing & leveraging the event sector, Events rejuvenation, and the annual Events Pitching Competition. For more info please visitwww.westerncape.gov.za/events/event-insights

Elizabeth Triegaardt Receives Highest Honorary Award Bestowed On An RAD Member The fifth annual Events Incubation Conference will be taking place in Paarl on 14 November 2019 with the aim of empowering local event organisers to grow the sector in the Cape Winelands District and the Western Cape. Annually the Western Cape plays host to numerous events ranging from sport, leisure, business, culinary and lifestyle, amongst others. The positive impact these events bring to the Province have been recognised and the Integrated Events Strategy identifies key projects to grow the sector over the next 15 years. As part of this, the Western Cape Government looks to support prospective public events in the Province by inviting event organisers to submit proposals to stand in line to win R 50 000.00 towards hosting their event. The competition calls for creative and exciting ideas which could stimulate the growth of the event and in turn increase positive socio-economic and environmental impacts within the host town. The Capacitation and Skills Programme stems from the Integrated Events Strategy for Cape Town and the Western Cape. It facilitates projects aimed at event organisers focusing on capacitation, research and impact assessments and include; an annual Events Incubation Conference, standardising event impact assessment methodologies, facilitating on-site/one-on-one learning opportunities between emerging and established event organisers and the Masterclass series. All of these projects address the so-called ‘softer end’ of hosting events but is integral in gaining a better understanding of the sector. Government’s efforts go beyond just financial support as it also looks at addressing challenges, celebrating successes and creating a conducive environment for the events sector to thrive. The Events Incubation Conference is an annual event bringing together event specialists from around the world to share and learn from each other on a one-onone basis.

Elizabeth Triegaardt is only the 9th South African to receive this award in the 100 years of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) existence. She began dancing at aged 3, matriculated at Hyde Park High School in Johannesburg and graduated from the University of Cape Town, with a Bachelor of Science degree in pure mathematics in 1966. That same year she was awarded the Solo Seal from the Royal Academy of Dance. In 1967, Triegaardt joined CAPAB Ballet as a Principal Dancer and in 1971 she also became the Ballet Mistress. She danced most of the leading roles in the company’s repertoire, considering her best roles to have been the Elder Sister in Frank Staff’s Transfigured Night, the Sphinx in Paeper’s Drie Diere, the Fairy Godmother in Paeper’s Cinderella and the Black Swan in Labis’s Swan Lake. She retired as a dancer in 1990, aged 44. In1986, while still performing with CAPAB Ballet, Triegaardt was appointed Director of the UCT Ballet School. In 1997 the degree program offered under her aegis was the first one recognized in South Africa, with majors in classical ballet, contemporary and African dance. In 2007 she retired from her post as Head of the UCT Dance Department and in 2011 retired from UCT as an Emeritus AssociateProfessor. From 1997 to 2018, as the Honorary Executive Director of the Cape Town City Ballet (CTCB), (Chairman from 1997 to 2004) she kept the CTCB afloat despite dwindling state funding, clearing all its debts and sometimes paying dancers’ salaries out of her own pocket. She was an effective advocate for preserving the classical repertoire, while simultaneously encouraging the work of South African choreographers. In 21 years she produced David Poole’s Giselle,The Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia and The Firebird, Attilio Labis’s Swan Lake, Viktor Vynonen’s The Nutcracker, Hans Brenaa’s La Sylphide, Cecily Robinson’s Les Sylphides and Veronica Paeper’s Carmen and Cinderella on countless occasions in the Artscape Theatre Centre, at Maynardville and at the NAF in Makhana. She also acted as

Photo L - R: Dame Darcey Bussell President of the Royal Academy of Dance and Elizabeth Triegaardt - Photo Credit: Tempest Photography

Ballet Mistress for many of the neo-classical productions performed by the CTCB during this time, such as Andre Prokovsky’s Zhivago and Anna Karenina, Rudi van Dantzig’s Four Last Songs, Ashley Killar’s Towards Illusion, Liane Lurie’s Don Quixote and Marc Goldberg’s The Vortex After 23 years she continues to host a weekly program on Fine Music Radio, called Invitation to the Dance. Awards received include the Nederburg Prize (1975), a Vocational Service Award from the Rotary Club of Cape Town (2001), a Khula Arts Award – Dance (2004) and three awards from the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (2003, 2009, 2017) for her outstanding contribution to the performing arts and dance in particular.

ICONIC TABLE MOUNTAIN AERIAL CABLEWAY TURNS 90 (Continue From Page 1) Finally, in 1926, a cableway was suggested by a Nortwegian engineer, Trygve Stromsoe, and work began that same year. The Lower Cableway Station was constructed in the 1920’s. After two years of tireless and often dangerous work, the Cableway was opened to the public on 4 October 1929 and has a proud history of being totally accident-free since then. The Cableway has been upgraded three times – in 1958, 1974 and, more recently, in 1997, when the cars with revolving floors, called Rotairs, were introduced. The Cableway has transported over 28 million people to the summit of Table Mountain. It takes four to five minutes to reach the top, and when you arrive, you’ll be met with not only the spectacular views, a WiFi lounge, restaurant, curio shop and wheelchair friendly walkways. There are free guided tours, self-guided audio tours, and all the amenities you need to enjoy this magical experience. The Cape Town City Pass gives you access to over 70 of the top Cape Town attractions, tours, and things to see and do, including the popular hop on hop off City Sightseeing bus.


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FLYWESTAIR LAUNCHES ROUTE BETWEEN WINDHOEK EROS TO CAPE TOWN On June 24 this year Westair Aviation was granted Designated Carrier status by the Namibian Transport Commission which makes Westair an official scheduled passenger airline, with flights to various destinations within the country and the subregion, under the brand FlyWestair. The Cape Town schedules departs from Eros Airport in Windhoek twice daily on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and once on Sundays with a stopover in Oranjemund. Westair Aviation started out as an aircraft maintenance facility 52 years ago in 1967, but has since grown to become one of the most advanced aviation establishments in Namibia with a fleet of more than 30 aircraft and 70 pilots, able to conduct any aviation-related mission across Africa.

History was made on Friday, 4 October 2019 when FlyWestair’s Embraer landed at Cape Town International from Eros Airport in Windhoek on the first international scheduled flight ever by a privately owned Namibian aviation company.

100% Namibian owned, Westair Aviation has earned the highest accolades in the industry servicing clients across all spheres of the economy including multinational mining companies, airlines, tourism destinations, governments, humanitarian organisations, cargo and logistics suppliers, ambulance service providers, tour operators, geophysical surveying companies, aerial mapping companies and a wide range of corporate VIP travellers.

WTM AFRICA TRAVEL & TOURISM AWARDS WINNERS WILL COMPETE AT THE INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL & TOURISM AWARDS IN LONDON Adding excitement to the news of the inaugural WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards at #WTMA20 is an announcement that the category winners will automatically be nominated for entry into the International Travel & Tourism Awards 2020 at WTM London. The WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards are set to shine a spotlight on exceptional individuals and businesses which have written the most compelling stories in the book of African travel and shared the African tale of a continent full of vibrancy, life, soul and heart. Themed ‘Under African Skies’, the inaugural Awards celebrate the best of national, regional and city tourist boards and recognises outstanding private sector companies and individuals in 12 categories, judged by an independent panel of industry experts. The category winners will have their entries put forward to the International Travel & Tourism Awards 2020, which form part of World Travel Market London, the world’s leading global travel trade event. 5 000 exhibitors covering destinations, technology and private sector companies take part over 3 days each year, doing business with 51 000 travel professionals, key industry buyers, journalists, digital influencers, students and Tourism Ministers. It is estimated that £3 billion of business will be generated as a result of WTM London this year. Enter your story – or one you just can’t help sharing – in one of the 12 WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards categories before 29 November 2019. Only campaigns executed in the period 1 January 2018 to 28 November 2019 will be eligible for the 2020 WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards. Two South African Tourism campaigns have been shortlisted at the 2019 edition of the International Travel & Tourism Awards, the winners of which will be announced on 5 November 2019 at the brand new Magazine London. The International Travel & Tourism Awards in London provide a platform to honour the front-runners in travel and tourism across 15 categories, judged by a carefully selected independent, international panel of judges with extensive travel & tourism expertise. ‘Discover Your South Africa’ (by The Brighter Group) is nominated

in the ‘Best Destination Campaign – Country’ and the digital version of the campaign (by Ginger Juice) is up for an award in the ‘Best Digital Campaign in Tourism’ category. SA Tourism’s ‘Discover Your South Africa’ is an experiential out-of-home campaign, launched across five UK cities in 2018 to inspire holidaymakers to visit the destination. Wearing EEG brain-reading technology, consumers were tasked with walking through a series of rooms that showcased the destination’s key pillars. This helped identify each user’s unique travelling style and created their ideal South Africa itinerary from their subconscious preferences. SAT collaborated with Trailfinders and Virgin Atlantic so these itineraries could be booked on site. As a result, 2,010 unique leads were captured with a 77% interest in booking a holiday to South Africa. The digital version of the campaign showcases South Africa’s diversity and helps prospective visitors choose the perfect trip. The ‘Discover Your South Africa’ digital campaign featured 36 eyecatching Instagram-style square images in 9 sections, highlighting the country’s diverse scenery; food & wine; culture; city life and wildlife; each themed around the colours of the Rainbow Nation. Over 17,000 people took part to discover THEIR South Africa. The 2020 edition of WTM Africa takes place in Cape Town from 6-9 April. For more information visit www.africa.wtm.com

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VADAS BAKERY - BAKING THE DIFFERENCE AT SPIER WINE FARM Huddled on the back terrace of Vadas Smokehouse is a haven of sweet aromas where a special kind of magic is happening. The Vadas bakery is producing some of the best baked goods in Stellenbosch. Handmade by artisan pastry chefs, the bakery does a few things to perfection and sticks to them. The best part is that all bakery items are available as take-home to share with friends, family and co-workers. Vadas encourages you to pre-order your selection of their sweet pies, breads and pastries for your at-home event; making your life easier. The most perfect sourdough bread and farm loaf are baked fresh every morning. The breads have a crunch to the crust and that wholesome taste of rustic grain. The Vadas’ famous Pastéis de Nata are authentic and traditional. These handmade little tarts might look unassuming, but you will not find one better in South Africa. The crispy-crunchy-buttery pastry encases the oozing custard center and with just the right amount of caramelization, it’s perfection on a plate! Together with PJ Vadas, pastry chef Brady Cromhout (previously of Ile de Pain in Knysna & The Hoghouse) is the co-creator of the bakery’s treasure trove of ‘Sweet Surrender Pies’. These American-style sweet pies include flavours such as Bourbon pecan pie; lemon meringue pie; chocolate fudge pie; maple, lime & mascarpone pie and the most popular – the Chocolate brownie pie, which is surprisingly gluten & sugar free.

Decadent almond croissants, chocolate croissants and pistachio and apricot croissants are also baked daily at Vadas Bakery and sold at the Spier Farm Café. If you haven’t yet visited, Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery creates a place where families and friends can join together and eat food that is carefully, ethically and healthily sourced and prepared. All meals are served on ‘family-style’ platters which encourage sharing. Vadas believes in supporting local, quality-driven businesses (if for any reason the product is not available that day, it won’t be available from the menu). Farm-to-plate dining embraces simple dishes and showcase the quality of produce. Although meats are what you would expect from a smokehouse – think smoked brisket, juicy smoked pork with a bourbon BBQ sauce or smoked pork belly with apple ketchup - there is a considered focus on ample, delicious vegetarian dishes.

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When a vintage is born by Samarie Smith South Africans are spoiled for choice when you look at the wine shelves of liquor stores. Not only are we treated with a variety of styles to suit the flavours we love, but we don’t know how fortunate we are when you look at price versus quality. There is a long history to this back log in price and why South African wines are trying to play catch up, but I am not writing this to dig up old graves. I am writing this to liberate your relationship with wine going forward. Because whether it’s that hearty Italian meatball recipe you crave or something a bit daintier like dauphinoise potato and pouched salmon, there is always a wine to take hands with these flavours and textures. As simple or as complex as these combinations may be, it brings you joy, fulfilment and satisfaction. I see the wine I want to pair with my meal when I start to cook. This is a kingship that is stirred when you fidget through your spice pots in search of that smoked paprika, rosemary or white pepper. As soon as the aromas envelops your senses, you favourite chardonnay or syrah enters that yum-space you are after. Flavours are born in my house every day. But, it is not every day that we stop to look at the vineyards of the Cape and where they are in their life cycle. I’ve been documenting some vineyards blocks and I’ve been overwhelmed with all the intricate details. It is no easy journey for the vines ahead – completely vulnerable to the whims of nature. Spring is announced in birdsong and blossoms, but if you took a closer look at the vineyards, life also started there with budburst in September. These tiny leaf factories are where it all starts when daily temperatures exceed 10 degrees Celsius, and they swell and burst to become new shoots. Leaf growth is then powered by the vine’s carbohydrate reserve, helping it to reach for the sun throughout November. The face of the vineyards changes daily and it is humbling to be reminded that they will need to hang on for dear grapes so that we can fill our glasses. Samarie Smith is a certified wine taster and currently the brand manager for Benguela Cove. Follow her all the way until harvest for musings from the vineyards.

Photo: A new vintage sprouting to life Photo's Credit: Samarie Smith

Finalists for the Diners Club Winemaker & Young Winemaker of the year awards emakers under the age of 30 to develop their skills, express their individuality, and add to the future prestige of South African wines internationally. The awards focus on quality and recognition of excellence and are regarded as the country’s most prestigious and well-respected wine industry competition. The competition is open to all in the South African wine industry at no cost, affording all winemakers a shot at the sought-after titles. While other awards focus on just the wine, the Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards celebrate the skills and talent of the vintners. The awards are presented to the winemakers who produce a wine that the judging panel considers to be the best in a specified class. The categories for 2019 are Pinot Noir wines for Winemaker of the Year, and White Wines of any varietal or blend for Young Winemaker of the Year. As in previous years, winemakers can be shortlisted for more than one submission.

Photo L - R: 2019 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Finalists: Peter De Wet (De Wetshof), Jean-Claude Martin (Creation Wines), Richard Kershaw (Kershaw Wines), Jacques De Klerk (Radford Dale) and Daniel Keulder (Nitida)

The finalists for the 39th Diners Club Winemaker and 19th Young Winemaker of the Year awards have been announced. Five winemakers have been shortlisted to compete for the prestigious Winemaker of the Year award, while five will vie for the Young Winemaker of the Year title. Diners Club introduced the Winemaker of the Year award in 1981 to encourage local winemakers to raise the standard of wines produced in South Africa. 18 years later the Young Winemaker of the Year award was established to encourage win-

The field was narrowed down to the ten finalists through rigorous judging over two days by a team of wine gurus, including renowned international judge, Nigel Greening. All the judges agree that it will be a close race for the top prize, a clear indication that the finalist wines are outstanding. Judges examined each wine evaluating appearance, aroma, taste, aftertaste and overall impression. Young Winemaker of the Year category White Wines are: Rudger van Wyk Stark-Condé Wines, Tim Whitfield - Tokara, Thys Smit - Grande Provence, James Ochse - Stellenbosch Hills and Herman Du Preez - Stellenrust - 2018 The Apprentice White Cinsault The winners of both the Winemaker and the Young Winemaker of the Year awards will be presented at a black-tie gala dinner at La Residence Hotel in Franschhoek on 23 November 2019. The winning winemaker receives R50 000 and the Young Winemaker R25 000.

Unique opportunity for gin lovers at the Gin To My Tonic Show Pouring into Cape Town International Convention Centre, The Gin To My Tonic Show has confirmed many exciting new names from the world of gin – hosting four sessions over three days from 29 November - 1 December 2019 guests will be treated to over 50 premium gin and tonic brands in person from across South Africa and beyond. The line-up will include best-in-class local producers including Fitch & Leedes, Cape Town Gin Company, Cruxland Gin, Trovaille Spirits, Indlovu Gin, Wilderer Distilleries & Whitley Neill. International gins will also be represented from far and wide, with many exciting announcements still to come. The Gin To My Tonic Show provides a unique opportunity for gin lovers to meet the makers and discover even more about everybody’s favourite juniper-based tipple. From enticing flavours, to some of the more traditional dry gins, guests will be inspired and entertained by this ultimate gin-centric experience. Of course, it’s not all about the gins - Tonic Time sessions will teach you how to pair some of the newer tonic flavours. Plus, you’ll also be able to enjoy vodka, rum, whiskey and other spirits as makers showcase their wider creations. The first of its kind in South Africa, The Gin To My Tonic Show will enable guests to discover the wonderful world of gin, taste a spectrum of flavours through unlimited tastings, learn about the unique aspects of the gin by attending gin and tonic workshops, and master the perfect serve with cocktail making masterclasses.

Photo: The Gin To My Tonic Show - Photo Credit: Iain McLean

Co-Founder Paul Hudson-Jones says, “South Africa has a thriving and innovative craft spirit scene which marries beautifully with the concept of the show. This is about celebrating gin, tasting some fabulous creations and elevating the makers behind the brands.” This is a fun and exciting show not to be missed by gin lovers old and new. Tickets available via www.quicket.co.za


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WHY PRICECHECK SHOULD BE YOUR GO-TO THIS BLACK FRIDAY While Black Friday may have originally started in the United States, its worldwide popularity has soared in recent years with countries across the globe getting in on the action. However, research has shown that the Black Friday phenomenon has grown faster in South Africa than any other country in the world. Black Friday falls after Thanksgiving and traditionally kick-starts the holiday shopping season. In South Africa, it has snowballed into a whirlwind of big-ticket discounts across all categories, making it the most popular time of the year to splurge. In 2018, PriceCheck saw a nearly 200% increase in users day-on-day on Black Friday, with more than 82,500 unique products clicked over the Black Friday week, and over 2.2 million users relying on South Africa’s leading comparison tool to help them get the most out of their online shopping spree. In the past year, a couple of popular South African retailers’ pricing and advertising has come under scrutiny, making it even more important for consumers to ensure they do their homework before spending on any big-ticket items this Black Friday. According to PriceCheck CEO Chloe Lötter, comparison tools like PriceCheck are just as important to retailers as they are to consumers, particularly during periods of increased online spending like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. “With the large discounts and small margins over the November period, retailers should rather look to use Black Friday as an opportunity to acquire new users, reactivate dormant users, and delight existing customers,” said Lötter.

Research has shown that top search terms in the lead up to Black Friday include spoils such as Fitbits, sneakers, and hoverboards as well as items for home upgrades such as fridges and air conditioners, which come in around the R2,000 R5,000 mark - all the more reason to ensure consumers are spending their money with a reputable retailer.

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While many consumers are prone to spend more impulsively on Black Friday, Lotter cautions that they should do their homework and remain vigilant. She advises to watch out for fraudulent offers, always use safe payment methods, ensure the product is in stock, take note of delivery and return policies, and keep an eye out for hidden costs. “I still think the sense of urgency and impulsive spending behaviour for Black Friday is very prevalent - you never know what you will find - and of course, PriceCheck is the perfect destination to find the largest selection of Black Friday deals in one place.” she says. With over 16 million products to search and compare from more than 550 of South Africa’s trusted retailers, it’s hard to argue with her logic.

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Popular categories this coming Black Friday include phone deals, laptop deals, TV specials, and great savings across branded fashion, kitchen, home, furniture, beauty, baby, and gaming products. Consumers can view the discounts for each category, which are clearly displayed on site, taking the legwork out of shopping around. How PriceCheck can help you get the best Black Friday deals: Compare products and prices online to see which retailer has the best deal for your chosen item; Make a wishlist on PriceCheck; Bookmark your favourite PriceCheck pages so you can access them quickly; PriceCheck will have a dedicated eBucks loyalty page where consumers can browse and compare all the best deals by eBucks payment method; Look out for our Black Friday promotion pages - to find the best deals.

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PriceCheck’s Pre-Black Friday survivor’s guide: Make sure your phone, tablet, or laptop is charged and you have enough data to browse for your favourite products and deals, Set a budget, Shop online to avoid the queues and the risk of certain stores not having stock. Set up an account on your preferred retailers ahead of time to make the checkout process quicker. Most online deals will update at midnight so stay up late to be the first to shop. And finally, to ensure shoppers get the best deals in town - often up to 80% off - visit a comparison service such as PriceCheck to see all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in one place and click-through directly to get the deal before it sells out. For more information visit www.pricecheck.co.za


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HOW TO SELECT THE BEST VALUE LIFESTYLE WHEN BUYING A HOME IN SOMERSET WEST

While recent property developments have started to slow in the city, Somerset West has shown little sign of abating in its appetite to expand. By contrast, it has apparently placed its foot on the development accelerator. What factors do home buyers and investors need to consider to discern the best value in the area? Currently under construction are many large developments estates, seeking to deliver thousands of residential units of different shapes and sizes. Moreover, many these of these are only in ‘phase one’ of a potential multi-phase roll-out with thousands more apartments and homes planned over the next 24 to 36 months. At the same time, there is no secret the economic outlook for South Africa hasn’t looked so dim in years.

What is it that the developers are seeing that the pessimists aren’t?

There is no denying that developments are defying the trend in Somerset West. A savvy and ambitious market of graduates, young entrepreneurs, freelancers and managers need stylish but affordable places to live. The winning developments will stand proud by the simple delivery of value. Homebuyers want the best deal, excellent location, a long list of features and benefits, and a lifestyle experience that sets them apart. Those that can’t deliver on that promise could fall by the wayside, says Nic Simons, Managing Director of Trilogy, and partner in the new Eastwood Development at Somerset Lakes. Prices start at R850, 000.

Eastwood is fortunate. It benefits from being a new development in an established and successful estate, surfing on its proven track record. The estate boasts 24-hour premium security, including CCTV, biometrics, and a security record that homeowners can actually check and verify. Its landscaping and gardens - something which is difficult to establish with ‘new build’ developments - has already won awards. Eastwood combines the best of outdoor living, such as a lake for kayak and fishing, running trails, bike tracks, clubhouse and swimming pool, outdoor gym, jungle gym for children, picnic spots and forest walks, and safe walking distance to Reddam House School, and a short drive to Somerset Mall. But, to close the deal, the developers have tapped a trend - the ‘flexible workspace’.

On the back of the international success of WeWork (which is soon to open on Strand Street in Cape Town) and more locally, ‘Ideas Cartel in the City’, the developers have included a new feature known as the Eastwood Club - a working space that offers hot desks and meeting rooms which can be scheduled by unit owners. The new gig economy of flexitime employees working from home, and the rapid rise in freelancers, has meant this type of working space is a necessity. Eastwood is leading the charge.

There is no doubt we have a competitive bundle on offer. We genuinely believe it’s the best value in Somerset West right now. The idea is that we make sure potential investors and buyers see the track record and list of features which are already proven and have been successfully delivered. In some cases new builds cannot deliver this surety immediately. In this economic environment, proof and credibility are important. Even if, for some investors or homebuyers, they’re not fussed about delivering extra value or a host of features, it remains the best example of outdoor lifestyle meeting the safe and smart demands of modern living in the area. The price happens to be superb too, Simons concludes.

Prices start at R850 000 to R1.65m. For more information, viewings: Take a tour to see for yourself. Contact 021 202 2200, visit www.eastwoodlife.co.za or email: hello@eastwoodlife.co.za


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MAKARIOS BOUTIQUE SPA - NOT YOUR ORDINARY SPA Makarios Boutique Spa in the Northern Suburbs was officially launched on 1 July 2017. Makarios offer Exclusive skin care and body treatment just for you. Relax while your expert therapist soothes and massages the tiredness and stress from your face and body. Enjoy personal attention and treatments specific for your skin and lifestyle. The team at Makarios is passionate about the beauty industry. Passion motivates the staff, and it is contagious enough to re-ignite beauty therapists’ love for the brands and the industry — this transcends to clients coming to Makarios Boutique Spa. In addition, Elize has become the distributor for Matis skincare product range and Artistic Nail Design for the Western Cape. Makarios is selective in the brands they distribute. They believe in the products they sell. “We distribute only a few brands in the Western Cape. I chose the brands, but also the people with whom we do business. The integrity of a brand is essential, but so are the work ethic of the companies that we have ties with. We believe that we have to be honest about what we recommend to customers. If I do not use it myself, we will not sell it. Here are some of the brands we love.

Artistic Nail Design “In the nail industry, Artistic Nail Design is a quality product. We find it's a joy to work with Artistic products. There are many brands on the market, and everyone believes their’s are the best, but when you use a high-quality brand like Artistic, you know the proof is in the results. Artistic is not just another nail brand.” It is funky and creates a vibe that stimulates creativity. Regular manicures are now extraordinary and have a life. Nail art has started fascinating conversations over the years, which lead to interesting connections.

Matis Matis is a brand of integrity that produces the results it says it does. My first introduction to Matis was in 1994. I had the privilege to compare Matis with other South African, as well as international brands. I always come back to Matis. The look, feel, and smell of the products is another reason I prefer Matis. It satisfies my senses as a beauty therapist but also as a consumer, you feel beautiful and taken care of when using the product. Matis is an established company. For the past 80 years, Matis has been adding value to the beauty industry worldwide. The highly advanced technology creates products that give results.

There are more than 200 colours. The vibrant colours keep up with seasonal trends. “Education is vital in any industry to keep up to date and improve our skills. We were privileged to have had Alisha Rimando, vice president and creative director of Artistic Nail Design here in October 2019. Alisha is a World Champion Nail Artist, and has been competing and judging competitions for over 18 years. She has written many textbooks on the Beauty Industry.” The way she conveys the intellectual knowledge to the practical application makes it fun to learn.

Photo: Alisha Rimando, Vice President and creative director of Artistic Nail Design

A new nail shape, colour or an unusual nail art design could be just the thing you need to get you into that holiday spirit. Every client that visits Makarios Boutique Spa in November, for a Facial/Mani-combo or a Facial/Pedi-combo, will qualify for the draw. You could win pedicures or manicures for a whole year. For more information Call Elize 082 88 444 98 or email: info@makariosspa.co.za

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Realising a Plan B in Cyprus is affordable Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity!

There is a perception that it is very expensive and onerous to realize a Plan B in Europe. In Cyprus – an ex-British colony and full member of the EU – this perception couldn’t be more further from the truth. Cyprus was voted last year as being the safest country in the world; and this year saw an increase in property sales to overseas buyers of 65%. Huge investment is pouring into the economy with all the infrastructural developments and the enormous natural gas fields. There’s never been a better time to explore investing in Cyprus. Cyprus was recently voted as having The Best permanent residency & 2nd citizenship programmes available in Europe. The reason that Cyprus’ Fast Track residency programme is the best, is that 3 generations in the same family all secure permanent residency FOR LIFE in 2 months. This includes all dependent children up to the age of 25 as well as both parents AND parents-in-law.

On both programmes your property ownership gives you a solid investment, good rental returns, a superlative lifestyle in The Med; and easy access to Europe. Securing a Plan B overseas is not only a major financial and emotional commitment, but a decision that can be made easier when you get advice and assistance from professionals. Cypriot Realty is a proudly South African company, with an impressive 11 year track record of assisting clients in acquiring permanent residency / citizenship in Europe. We understand investor’s needs.

The minimum property investment on the permanent residency programme is €300,000 – the 2nd cheapest in Europe after Greece. You can rent out the property and you do not need to live in Cyprus for the residency permits to be valid. If you are looking for 2nd citizenship, then having an EU passport has enormous benefits. You and your family (including dependent children up to age 28) have unlimited access to the EU and UK. Benefits include being able to travel, live and work anywhere in the European Economic Area; plus visa-free travel to more than 171 countries. The reason that Cyprus’ 2nd citizenship programme was voted as being the best is that it is the quickest in Europe - it only takes 6 months to process – and also citizenship is passed down to future generations.

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International Motor & Music Festival Live at the Cape Town Stadium in November Mattric Events, announced the launch of the International Motor & Music Festival, a family lifestyle event confirmed to take place at the Cape Town Stadium on 23-24 November 2019. Live international celebrities include 2-time F1 world champion Mika Hakkinen and the BBC’s original Stig. Witness them live on stage with other major South African artists including the Parlotones, Prime Circle, MiCasa, many more plus leading comedians. Car, motorcycle and truck exhibitors include some of the world’s most iconic brands plus a Gymkhana Race Track where the Stig and many Exotic super cars will go head to head to try beat each other’s lap times. We are also hosting SA’s No.1 Drifter, Jason Webb, plus competing races and e-car demo’s. Additional activities for the whole family include a dedicated Spur Village with great entertainment for the little ones, a Teen Area comprising simulator cars, gaming, a rock climbing wall, BMX and skate park comprising SA’s best athletes and a carnival atmosphere on the ground with extravagant costumes, magicians, clowns, stilts, jugglers, pit crew girls, gourmet food, bars and beer tents. If this is not enough, an Outdoor, Sport & Leisure area with quality Exhibitors will amaze visitors, plus hundreds of stylish Exhibitors of all kinds displaying their latest specialized services, accessories and ware.

A portion of ticket sale proceeds go to two Cape Town beneficiaries, plus a third as an attempt to help curb Rhino killings in the Kruger National Park.

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Action In November

Get ready for the 8th edition of GoldFish Submerged, Cape Town’s biggest residency at the iconic Shimmy Beach Club! Back from their 2019 global tour, SA’s favourite duo return to Cape Town shores with their unmistakable sound perfectly suited for celebrating Summer.

For more information visit www.immf.co.za

Before changing the EDM game in South Africa as GoldFish, Dominic Peters and David Poole were mild-mannered students by day that blew the roof off house parties by night. Their dynamite live performances, mixing driving house beats with jazz instrumental interludes, earned the attention of a swelling house and electronic music fan base. With residencies in ibiza and a constant touring schedule their fame grew, and so did their scope – scouring obscure sources for unique and cheeky samples which they twisted into endlessly fun hooks and choruses. Stirring African rhythms and melodies into the mix helped Goldfish evolve a uniquely South African house sound.

Photo: IMPI Challenge - Photo Credit: Mark Sampson

November will feature the IMPI Challenge taking place at Wiesenhof Wildlife Park in Stellenbosch on Saturday 23 November 2019. “There is no better way to close off a busy year than by getting down and dirty at the IMPI Challenge,” says Pieter du Plessis, IMPI Challenge Race Director. “A trail run with a twist, entrants can look forward to spending the day outdoors enjoying a beautiful trail run with a few obstacles thrown in-between. The Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij and Wiesenhof Wildlife Park are iconic to the IMPI Challenge. Both venues offer spectacular trail running routes and a fair amount of exciting natural obstacles. It’s not the IMPI Challenge if you’re not challenged at some point, so expect some crawling, swinging, climbing, jumping – just about everything fun.” There are four categories to choose from when entering the IMPI Challenge: IMPI Corporate: the 10km Challenge distance with extra benefits (age 16+ years), IMPI Challenge: 10km with +-18 obstacles (age 18+ years), IMPI Dash: 5km with +-11 obstacles (ages 10+, all adults welcome) and IMPI Mini (between 08:30 – 12:00): 1km with +-8 smaller supervised obstacles (ages 6 – 10 years). Entrants are encouraged to let creativity reign in the best dressed competition! Competition winners will take home awesome prizes. For more information visit www.impichallenge.co.za

Their burnished grooves and a consistent string of chart-topping hits has helped GoldFish become one of the most influential live electronic names in Dance music Submerged offers more than just perfectly curated lineups and feel-good sounds. With festival-style food, world-class production and Shimmy Beach Clubs unbeatable ocean views, the Submerged series is sure to excite all your senses against the backdrop of the spectacular Mother City. SHOW DATES: 15 December (Opening Party), 22 December, 26 December (Boxing Day Party), 29 December and 3 January (Closing Party). Tickets available via www.howler.co.za or visit www.shimmybeachclub.com

100th year anniversary Of Herberg Children’s Home The Herberg Children’s Home in Robertson would like to invite you to celebrate their 100th year anniversary with them on 30 November 2019. The event will be a long table dinner (formal) with fairy lights under the stars. “A three course meal will be served with wine included. Based on Christian values, the Herberg Children’s Home offers an residential care and development programme for vulnerable children to reach their potential and to develop life skills. We provide this service through well trained personnel and committed volunteers, with the support of the community and other role players.” “We live and follow the values of commitment to serve, justice, excellence, stewardship and accountability. The Herberg Children’s Home was established after the Big Flu epidemic of 1918. These flu orphans were first care for in an ordinary home.” “The Herberg Children’s Home was registered in 1919 to care for 122 boys and girls who are cared for in various housing units.” “The Children’s Home offers a home to children who are deemed vulnerable by the Children’s Court. Reasons for admission vary from children being orphaned, neglect, abandonment or physical and sexual abuse.” For more information contact Petro on 023 626 3140 or petro@herberg.co.za if you want to attend this special event. RSVP Before 8 November 2019


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Events To Look Forward To November & December 2019

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MamaMagic Baby Expo Cape Town

1 - 3 November

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)

International Tequila Festival

1 - 3 November

Hamiltons Rugby Stadium, Green Point

Big 5 Comedy Show

2 November

Grand Arena, GrandWest

Pink Polo

9 November

Val de Vie Estate, Franschhoek

We Love Summer Birthday

9 November

Blue Rock Cable Waterski, Sir Lowry's Pass

FIA World Rallycross Championship

9 - 10 November

Killarney International Raceway

Cape Town Challenge

10 November

Big Bay, Cape Town

Clipper Round the world Yacht Race

13 - 15 November

V&A Waterfront

V&A Motor Show

16 - 17 November

Silo District, V&A Waterfront

Torpedo SwimRun Cape

17 November

Clifton, Cape Town

Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards

17 November

GrandWest Casino, Cape Town

Infecting the City

18 - 23 November

St George’s Mall, Cape Town

IMPI Challenge #3

23 November

Wiesenhof Adventure Park, Stellenbosch

South African Jazz & Classical Encounters Festival

23 November

Spier Amphitheatre, Stellenbosch

International Motor & Music Festival

23 - 24 November

Cape Town Stadium, Green Point

Ceres Cherry Fair

23 - 24 November

Ceres

Durbanville Open Golf

24 November

Durbanville Golf Club

Coronation Double Century (Road Cycling)

23 November

Swellendam

Moet & Chandon Golden Tree Lighting Ceremony

28 November

Silo District, V&A Waterfront

Ultra-trail Cape Town

28 November - 1 December

Table Mountain National Park, Oranjezicht

Cape Town Festival of Beer

29 November - 1 December

Hamilton’s Rugby Club, Green Point

Cap Classique and Champagne Festival

30 November - 1 December

Huguenot Monument, Franschhoek

The Gin To My Tonic Show: Meet-the-Makers

29 November - 1 December

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)

Wavescape Festival

30 November

Clifton 4th Beach

Outdoor X Expo

7 December

Meerendal, Durbanville

George Tens Rugby Festival

7 December

Outeniqua Park Rugby Stadium, George

Astronomy Outreach at V&A Waterfront

Until 7 December

Pierhead Deck, V&A Waterfront

Bubbly and Gin Summer Festival 2019

14 December

Atlantic Beach Links, 1 Fairway Drive, Melbosstrand

Lomond Open Water Swim

13 - 15 December

Lomond Wine Estate, Gansbaai

Cape Town Sevens 2019

13 - 15 December

Cape Town Stadium, Green Point

V&A Waterfront Kids Christmas Show

13 - 24 December

V&A Waterfront, Amphitheatre

Trans Agulhas Challenge

28 December - 1 January

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Cap Classique & Champagne Festival,‘The Magic Of Bubbles’

Celebrate the end of 2019 on a fashionable high note at the 10th annual Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, ‘The Magic of Bubbles’. One of SA’s premier social calendar highlights, this is the perfect excuse to dress up in your most stylish outfit while sipping on some of the country’s finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC) and French champagnes. This year’s two-day event takes place over the weekend of 30 November and 1 December at the iconic Huguenot Monument.

“It provides us with an ideal platform to collaborate with fellow masters of their craft and create an exclusive experience for guests. Over the two days, the same characteristics that inspire and drive us to grow and preserve wealth – such as practice, patience, meticulous attention to detail and even the need to take calculated risks – will also be evident in the delectable MCCs, champagne, dishes and music on display.”

Mingle with friends and producers as you sample the wide range of local MCCs and select French champagnes on offer. The grand marquee – the place to be seen – will be oozing style, elegance and sophistication. Adding to the superb offering will be a selection of delectable delights, on offer from some of Franschhoek’s fine eateries.

Breaking from tradition and in celebration of the festival’s 10th anniversary, the organisers have decided to change things up a bit with this year’s dress code, which is Blue and White. Regal colours in their own right, the new theme allows festivalgoers the perfect excuse to indulge in some retail therapy beforehand to find that perfect outfit. As in previous years, a prize will be awarded to the Best Dressed Couple on each day.

“We’re excited to be part of this luxury lifestyle event,” says Carl Roothman, CEO of Sanlam Private Wealth.

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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway turned 90 in October. A lot has changed since that first trip up the mountain on 4 October 1929.

The Newspaper - November Edition 2019  

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway turned 90 in October. A lot has changed since that first trip up the mountain on 4 October 1929.

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