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The Oranjezicht City Farm Market at the V&A Waterfront

Published: January 8, 2016 5:35 pm

Food markets are a big deal in Cape Town.

Most people know of The Biscuit Mill Market in Woodstock, or Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay. But surprisingly not many know about this awesome market right next to the V&A Waterfront Shopping Centre. Just head towards the parking lot at Granger Bay every Saturday from 9am – 2pm to get your fill of a huge range of delicious organic food market goodness.

Held every Saturday at the historic Granger Bay site of the V&A Waterfront, the OZCF Market Day is a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers. At the OZCF Market customers can do weekly food shopping (veg, fruit, bread, organic dairy, free-range eggs, honey, muesli etc), try out some delicious cooked and raw foods and be inspired about helping to build an alternative food system.  Additionally, customers can buy edible plants and seedlings, compost and gardening supplies and equipment.

Entrance: There is no fee to enter the market. Pedestrian entrances are open directly from Beach Road, and cyclists, joggers, dog walkers and others are most welcome.

Public transport: The MyCiTi 104 route stops opposite the market on Beach Road and at the main V&A Waterfront stop. The T01 also stops there, as well as on Granger Bay Blvd a block from the market.

Parking: 250 surface parking bays are available adjacent to the market. Parking is charged by the V&A Waterfront at R10 for the full day.”

For more informations visit: http://www.ozcf.co.za/

Ice Galaxy – Canal Walk

Published: December 11, 2015 3:52 pm

Ice Galaxy

Looking for something fun and exciting to do during the school holidays?

Get your tickets for Canal Walk’s Ice Galaxy now, You don’t want to miss out!

The centre court of Canal Walk Shopping Centre has been transformed into an ice space station. Come and experience the 90m double loop ice slide, kiddies slides, snow play area and so much more, it’s guarenteed to provide fun for the whole family.

Just R80 will get you a Full Rider ticket which will allow you 45 minutes of snowy pleasure.

There are also Mini Rider tickets available for those little ones who are over 2 and under 5 for only R60 and for the very little ones under the age of 2 (or the non riders) there are R30 tickets available some play time in the snow.

Each session starts every hour on the hour, with the last session starting at 9 pm.

Book your tickets here.

The Gin and Tonic Festival Cape Town

Published: December 4, 2015 10:27 am

Gin and Tonic

What better way to ease into the New Year with South Africa’s very first Gin and Tonic festival.  The launch event will take place right here in the Mother City.

Join in the fun, sip on deliscious gin cocktails, enjoy delectable artisan food while discovering all the in’s and out’s of gin.

Date: Saturday 30th January 2016

Time: 11:00am – 16:00pm

Venue: Mason’s Press. 7 Ravenscraig Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town

Tickets are available at www.quicket.co.za

For more information visit the event page on Facebook

Happy Holidays in Hermanus

Published: November 20, 2015 2:36 pm


Where are you spending your Christmas Holidays?

How about in the picturesque seaside Town of Hermanus?

Hermanus is built along the shores of Walker Bay and besides being a popular holiday destination, it is also the Whale Watching Capital of the world. It is surrounded by mountains, indigenous Fynbos and breathtaking natural beauty. This coastal town offers the best land based whale watching in the world, people come from all over to spot the Southern Right Whales who visit the Bay from July until December every year.

Besides whale watching, Hermanus offers an array of activities; from horse riding, paragliding, kayaking, shark cage diving, fishing, hiking, plane trips to simply swimming and sunbathing at one of many gorgeous beaches, Hermanus caters for everyones taste. You will also find an incredible selection of galleries, fashion boutiques, jewellery shops, restaurants as well as many markets in and around this beautiful, bustling town.

Hermanus is spoilt with breathtaking scenery, unparalleled scenic beauty, modern infrastructure, upmarket shops and endless adventure options.  For any intrepid tourist or appreciator of nature’s wonders, Hermanus is the ideal location for an unforgettable experience.

For accommodation options click here: Stay in Hermanus

Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts for 2015/16

Published: November 13, 2015 5:31 pm

Ah summer. Holidays and festivities. And over the years Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts have become an essential Cape Town summer activity. Picnics with warm breezes and a cheeky cup of wine in hand, all while watching some amazing live performances in one of the most beautiful settings in the world.

Here is the lineup:

22 Nov Freshlyground
29 Nov Zonke Dikana
6 Dec Arno Carstens
13 Dec Mango Groove
17, 18, 19, 20 Dec Carols at Kirstenbosch
27 Dec Jimmy Nevis
31 Dec New Year’s Eve concert: Jeremy Loops / Grassy Spark
3 Jan The Parlotones
10 Jan Prime Circle
17 Jan Karen Zoid and Francois van Coke
24 Jan Mi Casa
31 Jan The Soil
7 Feb Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival
14 Feb Matthew Mole / Rubber Duc
21 Feb Goldfish
28 Feb The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra
6 March Shortstraw / The Plastics
13 March Al Bairre / Bye Beneco
20 March Zebra & Giraffe / Monark
21 March Jack Parow /PHFAT at Kirstenbosch NBG
27 March Beatenberg / John Wizards
3 Apr December Streets  / The Vanilla

 

More info:

Concert info: 021 799 8783/8620/8773

Online ticket sales: www.webtickets.co.za

Facebook: Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

Twitter: @KirstenboschNBG

Editorial Review – Blommekloof Country Cottages

Published: November 6, 2015 2:29 pm

Reviewed May 2015

5 months into the year already and I have no idea where it went. Every day seems to run away with me and I never seem to get time just for me, to switch off from the world and just enjoy the moment. Sound familiar?

Then Blommekloof Country Cottages is the perfect place for you. This past weekend, after yet another crazy week, we packed the car and set off in search of the rest we so badly needed. What we found at Blommekloof was so much more than we could have ever hoped for.

Blommekloof Farm is situated in the Leeukloof Valley, near Ruiterbos, in the Outeniqua Mountains between Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn.

We arrived late on Thursday evening and were greeted by Claude who showed us everything we needed to know and set us up with loads of candles and paraffin lamps in case of the dreaded load shedding. We immediately lit a fire (with the wood provided) and got the braai on the go, poured a glass of wine and started to relax. Breathing in the fresh country air and hearing the sounds of nature all around you is pure perfection. There are no TV’s and very limited cell phone reception, so you really have no choice but to switch off from the world.

For the first 2 nights we stayed in Arum Cottage, which has an old school, rustic charm to it. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly need to be able to prepare any meal your heart desires – It even has muffin pans! The lounge has a fire place (wood also provided), books and board games, what more could you ask for, a perfect recipe for ultimate relaxation.

On Saturday we moved over to Sunflower cottage, which is a more modern, open plan set up, with high white ceilings and bright colours. It is also designed to be eco friendly, with solar power and a gas stove. Like Arum Cottage it also has a large undercover patio and braai area, an indoor fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen.

The farm itself is child and pet friendly and is home to ducks, geese, chickens, cows, calves, dogs and cats. There is plenty to do, including walking, birding, wildlife, and catch-and-release fishing on three different dams, in case you feel like being a bit more active.

When Sunday morning arrived and it came time to head back to Cape Town, I can honestly say that we were all a lot more relaxed and rested than before we arrived.

We will definitely be back to visit again in the near future and would recommend Blommekloof Country Cottages to anyone and everyone who wants and needs to experience ultimate relaxation, to switch of from the world and just enjoy the moment.

 

The Constantia Gift Fair

Published: October 28, 2015 12:32 pm

Head on down to the Constantia Gift Fair taking place from the 04th – 08th November.  Tickets are only R30 for adults and free for children. All donations will be given to the South African Riding for the Disabled Association (SARDA).

What better way to find your loved ones that something special to go under the tree.

The fair will run from 09.00 am until 17:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, from 09:00 am until 20:00 pm on Friday and from 09:00 am until 17:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.  There will also be a live music line up on  Friday, Saturday and Sunday , so bring your family and friends and join in the fun.

The fair will once again be held at the SARDA estate, Brommersvlei Road, Constantia.

There will be a variety of exhibitors ranging from fashion, home and garden accessories, ceramics, jewellery and more.

There will be loads of delicious food and drink in the delectable deli section as well as a kiddies play area for the little ones.

For more information and any updates check out the Constantia Gift fair site: http://thegiftfair.co.za/constantia-gift-fair/

See Santa on the summit of Cape Town’s Favourite Mountain

Published: December 10, 2014 5:00 pm

Celebrate the holiday season with Table Mountain Cableway with fun for the whole family to enjoy.

 

Father Christmas and the Christmas Fairies will be visiting both the Lower and Top Station on 24 and 25 December, whilst fun characters will entertain visitors who await their ride at the Lower Station (between 26 December – 4 January). Fun activities include games, puppets and magic shows. At the Top Station face painting and glitter tattoos will also be available to purchase from 26 December – 4 January.

In keeping with the festive spirit, the Table Mountain Café will serve a special Christmas inspired Menu from 22 to 28 December.

To keep the children (and mum and dad) in jolly spirits, complimentary Kids Activity booklets will be handed out to young visitors waiting to take a ride up the mountain. Included in the Kids Activity book is a treasure hunt that will provide entertainment for the entire family.

Enjoy this variety of fun filled activities on offer from Table Mountain Cableway without the hassle of finding parking. If you have a MyCiTi Bus card you can enjoy the shuttle service running between the bottom of Tafelberg Road to the Cableway’s Lower Station.

Don’t forget the Cableway Sunset Special running daily from 6pm until 19th December 2014 and again from 8 January to 28 February 2015. Adults pay R112.50 and children, aged 4-17 years, pay R55.00 to experience the sun setting over the Mother City. The Sunset Special is valid for adult and child return tickets purchased from the ticket office from 6pm.

For more information visit www.tablemountain.net

The Franschhoek “Magic of Bubbles” Cap Classique & Champagne Festival

Published: November 19, 2014 9:33 am
End the year off on a high note at this year’s Franschhoek Cap Classique Champagne Festival.  The Franschhoek “Magic of Bubbles” Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, presented by MasterCard and takes place on the 9th and 30th november 2014 from 12:00 – 17:00.
Tickets are only R200 each and include access to the festival, a complimentary tasting glass and a MasterCard contactless payment card.
 Well known local MCC producers at the festival include Pierre Jourdan, Morena, Môreson, La Motte, Boschendal, Leopard’s Leap, Noble Hill, Plaisir de Merle, Anthonij Rupert Wines, JC le Roux, Krone, Pongracz, Steenberg and Villiera.  Some of France;s best Champagnes will be represented by brands such as Piper Heidsieck, Champagne Guy Charbaut and Veuve Clicquot.
“Sampling exquisite, locally-produced dishes and Cap Classiques in a naturally-beautiful setting that is rich in history, like that offered by Franschhoek, is simply priceless,” says Nadine Mouton, Vice President, Marketing, MasterCard, South Africa.
Pre book your tickets online at Webtickets and receive a 10% discount if you use your MasterCard.

Table Mountain – Sunset Special

Published: November 12, 2014 10:32 am

You won’t want to miss this oportunity:

An African sunset from the top of one of the world’s New 7 Wonders of Nature is a truly spectacular sight.

Experience summer’s longer days and balmy evenings at the top of  Table Mountain by taking a cable car to the summit – and bring your camera to capture that perfect moment!

From November 1 to December 19, and from January 8 until February 28, return tickets are half price after 6pm.

(excludes dates 20 December 2014 – 7 January 2015)

DEAL DETAILS

Adults pay R112.50
Children aged 4-17 pay R55
Tickets only available from the Lower Cableway Station from 18:00