For many, Saturday evening marked the end to this year's Vodacom Durban July festivities, but for SA's elite it was only the beginning. Hosts Tbo Touch, Bonang Matheba and David Tlale, along with 150 guests, walked the purple carpet on Sunday morning, to climb aboard The Ultimate Courvoisier® Yacht Experience.
The African Odyssey business summit, in partnership with Carol Bouwer productions, took place on the 16 June. It included a panel discussion with influential business women such as Khanyi Dhlomo (CEO Ndalo Media), June Ambrose (American Celebrity Stylist), Elelwane Mpatlane (EDCON's General Manager of Transformation) and Anina Malherbe-Lan (Founder of VIVIDLUXURY).
Tabasco recently hosted its first Flavour Lab in Cape Town, proving that it can 'make everything better'. The event included an array of flavour stations and mixology bars, as well dishes prepared by Tabasco international chef Gary Evans and local chefs Clayton Bell and Vittorio Bianchi of Villa 47 in Bree Street.
Dr Judy Dlamini presented Terry Pheto with the Luminance Star award for excellence at the 2017 Luminance Mother's Day High Tea, which was held in Hyde Park. Celebrity mothers like LeAnne Dlamini, Melanie Bala, Tamerin Jardine, and Rozanne McKhenzie were all in attendance and were treated to a high tea from Life Grand Café along with 1701 gift bags.
Several members of the Margate biking fraternity got together to celebrate their biking passion while also giving back to the community at the South Coast Bike Fest which was held from Thursday, 27 April to Sunday, 30 April.
The Bot River Barrels & Beards showcase took place over the weekend where R100 000 was raised for various school-level educational projects in this region. The 2017 Best Bot Beard title went to Peter-Allan Finlayson of Gabrielskloof Estate.
The 2017 Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge once again celebrated the country's leading 29 hotels with support from Distell; the Cape Town leg of the event was held at the Vineyard Hotel on 29 March. The other legs of the event were held at the Palace at the Lost City in Sun City, the Hartford House in Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal and NH The Lord Charles in the Cape Winelands.