Decorex Joburg celebrates significant milestone at 2018 show
by Editor on 18 May 2018
Decorex Joburg, the flagship Decorex exhibition, is celebrating 25 years of décor excellence with an incredible designer line-up for its 2018 edition. Presented by Plascon, this milestone exhibition will be taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August. “It has been an incredible year for décor and design and we are so excited to be celebrating these beautiful trends – while looking fo...
Smoking hot features line-up at this year's Fire & Feast Meat Festival
by Editor on 18 May 2018
SMOKING HOT FEATURES LINE-UP AT THIS YEAR'S FIRE & FEAST MEAT FESTIVAL The hottest meat-lover’s gettogether, the Fire & Feast Meat Festival presented by Crown National, has a mouth-watering line-up of new features that will be showcasing at Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome from 8 to 10 June. A proudly South African affair, the Fire & Feast Meat Festival is a celebration of all things fired, grilled and braai’d with...
Port-style wine is food’s best friend
by Editor on 10 May 2018
With the first Portuguese grapes planted in the 70’s in Calitzdorp, De Krans organically gravitated towards producing exceptional quality port-style wines. Backed up by several top awards for these wines, De Krans has managed to carve a name for itself through the years as being one of the leading port-style wine producers in the country. Their flagship, the Cape Vintage Reserve boasts eleven vintages, being awarde...
Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are back!
by Editor on 09 May 2018
Winter is here which means cozy fire places, comfort food and great wines, but best of all is that Franschhoek’s popular Mystery Weekends are back. A weekend of surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence – and if you haven’t booked you’re definitely missing out on this ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity. Ideally suited to couples, the Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are packaged to absolute perfection, and h...
Franschhoek Winter Wines
by Editor on 26 April 2018
Winter is here, and the best part is that Franschhoek is #OpenForWinter. Brave the cold weather and head to the Franschhoek Motor Museum, L’Ormarins Estate for an old favourite, Franschhoek Winter Wines. Inspired by the colder weather this winter warmer festival will take place on Saturday, 16 June (11am to 4pm). The intimate setting of the museum is the ideal location to mingle with the Franschhoek Vignerons wh...
Zululand husband and wife team are winning hoteliers
by Editor on 19 April 2018
An eye for opportunity, the guts to take risks and hard work has seen a Nongoma husband and wife team build a thriving hospitality business. Mlungisi Percival Nzuza is an entrepreneur to his core and among his early endeavours he lists a successful supermarket. In 2002 he and his wife Cynthia Sebenzile saw a gap in the hospitality sector in Zululand which launched them in a completely new direction. “Governmen...
Live Music at Bellevue Wine Estate - 20 April 2018
by Editor on 17 April 2018
There is no better way to enjoy great food and wine with friends and family, than with live entertainment! End off your week with a sunset performance on the lawns outside the restaurant and tasting room at Bellevue Wine Estate, situated along the Bottelary Road. The laid back music afternoon, which takes place on Friday, 20 April, is the perfect ending to a busy week. This is the 2nd in a series of regular Friday fe...
Reawaken your senses with GlenWood’s Fine Wine and Food Experience
by Editor on 11 April 2018
Tucked away in the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Valley with the majestic mountains as their backdrop is where you’ll find GlenWood. Home to a range of superb award-winning wines, visitors will now have the opportunity to samples these in a unique Fine Wine and Food Experience. Presented in the comfort of the estate’s Tasting Room, guests are served with what can best be described as a Tasting Palette of dele...
Fabulous feature line-up for Decorex Cape Town 2018
by Editor on 11 April 2018
The highly-anticipated Decorex Cape Town – sponsored by Plascon - taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 27 April to 1 May, includes a noteworthy décor and design line-up brimming with a number of new #rhythmoflife features. Colourful curations Winners of the Best Overall Stand at this year’s Decorex Durban, Plascon has truly positioned itself as the colour expert with this be...
Usana Farm Feast
by Editor on 10 April 2018
Warmer weather, long lazy days and the perfect excuse to venture to the Usana Farm Feast over the weekend of 12 and 13 May. Situated on the Klein Welmoed, along Baden Powell Drive just outside Stellenbosch, visitors of all ages can look forward to a fun filled authentic farm experience. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a day of farm fun. Relax and unwind on the sprawling lawn whilst sipping on a glass...
De Krans Bistro and Deli picks up another award
by Editor on 22 March 2018
The De Krans Bistro and Deli excelled at the annual Klein Karoo Gourmand Awards (Smulpaap-toekennings), scooping the 2017 Gourmand Destination Award (Farm Stall Eatery Category). The awards took place on 16 March at the Village Trading Post in De Rust. The criteria for this award is consistent good quality food, a great atmosphere and fantastic service. Chef and Bistro manager, Shannon Botes, was in attendance to r...
5 Reasons to Retire on the KwaZulu-Natal mid-South Coast
by Editor on 20 March 2018
The KwaZulu-Natal South Coast has always attracted tourists to its warm, welcoming shores but recently there has been a much-deserved spike in interest by investors looking for a more permanent location. The mid-South Coast, in particular, is becoming a sought-after retirement venue with modern retirees looking for a place suited to an active, quality lifestyle. Here are five reasons, identified by mature lifest...
Live Music at Bellevue Wine Estate
by Editor on 16 March 2018
There is no better way to enjoy great food and wine with friends and family, than with live entertainment! End off your week with a sunset performance on the lawns outside the restaurant and tasting room at Bellevue Wine Estate, situated along the Bottelary Road. The laid back music afternoon, which takes place on Friday, 6 April, is the perfect ending to a busy week. This is the first of what promises to become a re...
Pizza & Wine Festival
by Editor on 02 March 2018
Sunny days and balmy nights, delicious pizza and great wine - the perfect combinations for a good time in the winelands. All these will be in evidence at this year's Pizza & Wine Festival, which takes place at Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, over the weekend of 21 and 22 April (11am to 4pm). The perfect excuse to enjoy a selection of superb wines paired with mouth-watering pizzas and live music. With its ...
Meet Hank McGregor – 2018 Dusi Champion and Paddling Legend
by Editor on 21 February 2018
KWAZULU-NATAL, DURBAN - Ten-time World Marathon Champ and Jeep Team paddler, Hank McGregor (Jeep Team SA/Euro Steel), relished his Dusi Dream Duo with Andy Birkett (Euro Steel), a seven-time FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon winner. With two FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon titles in 2005 and 2006, McGregor, who recently turned 40, added a 3rd Dusi title to his extensive list of achievements and became one of the few veteran paddle...
South Coast Bike Fest™ 2018 unleashes a rocking line-up of musical acts
by Editor on 19 February 2018
The Margate Beachfront Boulevard will play host to some of the country’s top musical acts from 27 to 30 April as the action-packed South Coast Bike Fest™ returns to the KwaZulu-Natal province. This popular biking event is presented by Ugu South Coast Tourism with endorsement and support from Ugu District and Ray Nkonyeni Municipalities. “The South Coast Bike Fest™ 2018 talented line-up has escalated to in...
Franschhoek Summer Wines
by Editor on 25 January 2018
It's a new year, Summer is in full swing and it's the perfect opportunity to sample seasonal inspired wines at the annual Franschhoek Summer Wines on Saturday, 3 February, at Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards. An intimate and exclusive social calendar highlight where the Franschhoek Vigneron's choices for Summer will be showcased. These include a superb selection of white, rosé, Méthode Cap Classique and light r...
Add a Nutritional Kick to 2018 with Boschendal at Oude Bank’s ‘Better Eating’ Tips
by Editor on 24 January 2018
As we swiftly move into 2018, many are often reminded of their self-made promises, expectations and commitments for the year. And while New Year’s resolutions may seem blasé to some, others’ good intentions may already have gone well of track. Yet, there remains much value in seeing each new year as an opportunity to ‘re-boot’, especially nutritionally. Jessica Holloway, Boschendal at Oude Bank’s junio...
Chefs celebrates summer with brand new items on the menu
by Editor on 22 January 2018
Summer 2017/2018: It’s been over a year since Chefs opened in October 2016 and to celebrate the eatery is launching new items on the menu for summer. Although the daily options have changed, the same novel formula applies: no waiters, no menus - just great food! Head Chef Jenny Ward has catapulted Cape Town’s restaurant experience into another orbit. As the many positive reviews attest, Chefs is a place where gr...
‘Unplug’ Your Year with Cape Country Routes and Route62
by Editor on 21 December 2017
With the festive season in full swing, most getaway plans are either in motion or anticipated with bated breath. Although the long-awaited summer break is hot on many people’s heels, there is still time to plan an event-packed road trip and explore South Africa’s natural beauty in close range of Cape Town. Route 62, which is recognised as one of the country’s most famous and scenic driving routes, offers a bro...