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Whiling away days at De Hoop - a nature lover's respite
Whiling away days at De Hoop - a nature lover's respite

De Hoop Nature Reserve, situated in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, has remained a firm fixture on many a South African travel itinerary. And it's more than worthy of bragging rights...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

#OnTheBigScreen: Outrageous comedy and war drama
#OnTheBigScreen: Outrageous comedy and war drama

Deadpool 2, Life Of The Party and Journey's End open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 18 May 2018

The new Norval Foundation and why we should care about South African art
The new Norval Foundation and why we should care about South African art

The recently opened Norval Foundation in the Cape Town suburb of Steenberg offers a proud, new public resource and new levels of excellence in the curation and display of South African and African visual art.

By Terry Levin 16 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The authentic design stories of Thandazani Nofingxana
#AfricaMonth: The authentic design stories of Thandazani Nofingxana

At only 21 years of age, Thandazani Nofingxana - a fashion and textile designer and one of the 2018 Design Indaba Top 40 Emerging Creatives - has already established a strong design aesthetic that draws from his culture and experience as a young African man.

By Ruth Cooper 14 May 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Faith, garden gnomes, and postpartum blues
#OnTheBigScreen: Faith, garden gnomes, and postpartum blues

I Can Only Imagine, Traffik, Tully, Beirut, Sherlock Gnomes and Luisa Miller open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 11 May 2018

The Script brings Rain to Cape Town
The Script brings Rain to Cape Town

Third time lucky for me as I got to experience The Script live at the GrandWest Grand Arena in Cape Town on Wednesday, 2 May 2018...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 May 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Celestial guides, romance and Maya The Bee
#OnTheBigScreen: Celestial guides, romance and Maya The Bee

This week sees the release of seven new films: the sci-fi adventure A Wrinkle In Time, the romances Every Day and My Blind Date With Life, the Indian comedy-drama 102 Not Out, Unsane, I Feel Pretty, and Maya The Bee: The Honey Games.

By Daniel Dercksen 4 May 2018

New chef, new menu for On19
New chef, new menu for On19

The 1On19 series continues but with a new chef at the helm, Stephen Mandes - the Ultimate Braai Master of 2014. Far from slapping a chop on the braai, Mandes delighted with delicate and well-balanced dishes celebrating the ingredients - fynbos and Shiraz...

By Cari Coetzee 4 May 2018

Avengers: Infinity War is surprising in unexpected ways
Avengers: Infinity War is surprising in unexpected ways

Avengers: Infinity War will surprise you in ways that you won't expect before you sit down to watch it.

By Natalie Le Clue 4 May 2018

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Meet the maker: Hope on Hopkins

What sets Hope on Hopkins apart from many other distilleries is that they create their very own spirits in-house...

By Samantha Snedorf 4 May 2018

Grande Provence welcomes new chef and exciting autumn menu
Grande Provence welcomes new chef and exciting autumn menu

Grande Provence in Franschhoek has been serving up classic and delicious French-style dishes since 2004. October 2017 saw Chef Guy Bennet take over the kitchen and instil a stronger focus on championing locally sourced produce and a more modern style of South African cooking.

By Ruth Cooper 3 May 2018

#WTMA18: Experiencing the wild with Aquila Safaris
#WTMA18: Experiencing the wild with Aquila Safaris

Aquila Safaris in association with World Travel Market Africa invited us to get a taste of its own brand of wild during an overnight stay. Just two hours' drive from Cape Town, this gem of natural beauty welcomed us to its vibrant and breathtaking surrounds which could easily leave anyone in awe...

By Robin Fredericks 3 May 2018

Avengers: Infinity War lives up to high expectations
Avengers: Infinity War lives up to high expectations

Ten years, 18 movies, a lot of hype and finally Avengers: Infinity War arrives. The question is, does the movie deliver?

By Charles Siboto 2 May 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Superheroes, romance, and Mozart
#OnTheBigScreen: Superheroes, romance, and Mozart

This weekend it's big screen action with Avengers: Infinity War; intimate romance with the Afrikaans film Wonderlus; a contemporary Cinderella comedy with Madame; and opera lovers can indulge in the Met Opera's Così Fan Tutte.

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Apr 2018

First limited edition SA whisky added to Checkers exclusive Private Barrel Co. range
First limited edition SA whisky added to Checkers exclusive Private Barrel Co. range

Checkers LiquorShop has revealed a new addition to its Private Barrel Co. collection of whiskies sourced from the finest distillers. The newly unveiled 6-year-old James Sedgwick single malt...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Apr 2018

Art, artisan food, and loads more at Spier
Art, artisan food, and loads more at Spier

Although easily accessed via Baden Powel Drive off the N2, the Spier Estate feels like a world away.

By Brian Berkman 24 Apr 2018

The big dreams of Skinny Sbu
The big dreams of Skinny Sbu

A sock collector from a tender age, Sibusiso Ngwenya started his own homegrown accessories brand, Skinny Sbu Socks, with just R70, his mother's encouragement and the desire to be Africa's answer to Tom Ford...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Scandal, stalkers, sex and live theatre
#OnTheBigScreen: Scandal, stalkers, sex and live theatre

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House, The Strangers: Prey at Night, Early Man, Blockers and Julius Caesar open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Apr 2018

Refurbished Ritz Hotel and revolving Top of the Ritz restaurant, a new Cape Town must-do
Refurbished Ritz Hotel and revolving Top of the Ritz restaurant, a new Cape Town must-do

The iconic Ritz Hotel best known for it 360° revolving restaurant which sits on the 23rd floor of the hotel like an akwardly landed spaceship, has been synonymous with the Seapoint skyline since the early 70s...

By Ruth Cooper 18 Apr 2018

Meet the Maker: Nicole Warden from CopperFox G&T
Meet the Maker: Nicole Warden from CopperFox G&T

The ready-to-drink CopperFox is distilled at the at Time Anchor Distillery, 100% natural and contains 13 African botanicals including Rose geranium, Sour Sea figs, Citrus, Fynbos and Honeybush...

By Samantha Snedorf 13 Apr 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Monsters, monstrous deeds, and magic
#OnTheBigScreen: Monsters, monstrous deeds, and magic

It's Friday the 13th this week and there are some scary monsters unleashed on the big screen; Colossal, Rampage, Roman J. Israel, Esq. and Here Comes The Grump open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Apr 2018

Rediscover the V&A with its new audio walking tour
Rediscover the V&A with its new audio walking tour

The V&A Waterfront has launched a free audio walking tour, giving visitors insight into the history of the property and its evolution from an industrial port to one of the country's top attractions...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Apr 2018

Five must do activities when visiting Mauritius
Five must do activities when visiting Mauritius

Mauritius is not what I had expected. As our bus travelled from Mahebourg to Port Louis, the lush greens and palm trees reminded me of Port Shepstone...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Apr 2018

Curios and epicurean delights at the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay
Curios and epicurean delights at the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay

If you live in Cape Town and you haven't paid the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay a visit, you really should get going. If you're visiting the Mother City, I highly recommend you make the market one of your stops. This happy hubbub of food, craft and music makes for a great day out...

By Cari Coetzee 11 Apr 2018

Five outdoor adventure activities in Cape Town
Five outdoor adventure activities in Cape Town

Cape Town is not only a bucket list destination for its good looks, world-renowned wine and food, and bustling creativity; the city also offers a bevvy of exciting and unusual adventure activities along its many coastlines and mountain passes.

By Ruth Cooper 11 Apr 2018

#Newsmaker: Daniel Moleka to showcase 'Immortal' collection at first Cannes' Fashion Street Show
#Newsmaker: Daniel Moleka to showcase 'Immortal' collection at first Cannes' Fashion Street Show

SA's own Daniel Moleka has been invited to showcase his 'Immortal' collection at the inaugural Fashion Street Show at the Cannes Film Festival...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Apr 2018

Morcheeba deliver with first live show in South Africa
Morcheeba deliver with first live show in South Africa

South African fans of the English electronic trip-hop band Morcheeba were finally honoured with a live performance from the duo last Friday, 6 April 2018 at the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Apr 2018

Rooftop chilling at Chinchilla rooftop café and bar
Rooftop chilling at Chinchilla rooftop café and bar

Arriving at the latest trendy spot to debut on the Camps Bay strip and the Kove Collection, we were taken aback by the perfectly-timed gorgeous sunset view, tropical themed décor, scrumptious menu and attentive service...

By Angie White 10 Apr 2018

Fugard Theatre celebrates Athol Fugard's 85th birthday with The Road to Mecca
Fugard Theatre celebrates Athol Fugard's 85th birthday with The Road to Mecca

As a serial visitor to Nieu Bethesda and the Owl House, I have a more than a subjective interest in The Road to Mecca, the 1984 play by Athol Fugard, currently making its maiden performance at the iconic Cape Town theatre which bears his name.

By Terry Levin 9 Apr 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: A local western, romance, terrorism and monsters
#OnTheBigScreen: A local western, romance, terrorism and monsters

A Quiet Place, Five Fingers For Marseilles, Hampstead, Midnight Sun, 7 Days In Entebbe and Semiramide open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 6 Apr 2018

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