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Pinotage Day at Lanzerac

Celebrate International Pinotage Day with Lanzerac Wine Estate International Pinotage Day is just around the corner! Saturday 14 October is your chance to celebrate South Africa’s unique grape varietal at the very home of the world’s first Pinotage - Lanzerac Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. Join in the fun and festivities on Saturday,...

Heritage Day: Braai Heaven at Gabrielskloof 

It’s time for heritage high jinks at Gabriëlskloof, as this wine and olive estate invites you to savour ubuntu spirit in true Overberg style, with its month-long offering of proudly South African treats. It all culminates with a Long Table Heritage Braai Feast on Sunday 24 September. For the entire...

Spice Route has it all this Heritage Weekend!

As food and wine destinations go, Spice Route in Agter-Paarl just about has it all.  This Heritage Weekend sees a bumper foodie feast from 23-25 September, so it's highly recommended for some R&R! From the press release by Hatch Communications: Some believe that the preparation beforehand, gathering around an open fire with...

Wade Bales Cap Classique and Gin Affair

A Wade Bales drinks event is always something special for those who love a top-end tipple or two.  The next bash takes place on 6 & 7 October at the Grand Africa Café & Beach in Granger Bay, featuring superb sparkling wines and local craft gins. Tickets are selling out...

Wine on the River in Robertson Valley

There are many great reasons to visit the Robertson Wine Valley, and Wine on the River is one of them.  You're invited to celebrate Spring on the banks of the Breede River at the 12th annual Wine on the River festival! During the weekend of 20 - 22 October 2017, the...

Majeka House: Piece of Paradise in Paradyskloof 

In an ideal world, I'd have a medical prescription to visit Majeka House at least once a month. It's essential for my wellbeing, I think. And probably yours too.  The spa, the restaurant, the pocket-sized hotel - heck, even just a glass or two in the glorious M Bar would...

De Warenmarkt Oyster Fest with Free Simonsig Bubbly

Yes, you read that right. *free bubbly*. Actually, they had me at oysters but hey, it's not like free MCC is going to put anyone off, is it? Especially not if that bubbly comes from Simonsig.  *insert praise hands emoji* The charming and lovely folks at De Warenmarkt are hosting an Oyster...

Spark Up Fridays: Brrrrew  Events at Spice Route

After successfully launching Brrrrew Events in May, Barley and Biltong Emporium and Cape Brewing Company (CBC) at Spice Route are geared up for the next event in the winter series.  Taking place between 18h30 and 22h00 on Friday 30 June, it includes:  Welcome drink Exclusive CBC brewery tour plus a meet-and-greet with...

French Farmstyle Sharing Sundays at Gabrielskloof

  When the celebrated restaurant at Gabriëlskloof Estate, just outside Bot River, launched Sharing Sundays last winter, it caused a sensation. Some exciting changes have been made this year, but the feast is still presented as a traditional, family-style meal.    Chef Frans Groenewald has “gone French” this time round, specifically French...

Roadtripping Route62: Food, Wine and a Rocking Good Time

Road trips, food and wine, countryside.  These are a few of my favourite things and Route 62 has them all. In quality, and quantity.  Media giant CNN seems to agree with me, and recently nominated Route 62 as one of the top 10 road trips in the world. Quite rightly so! Since...