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August 20, 2019

Aside from making award-winning wines, and a host of other potential activities, Hazendal Wine Estate is also home to a family mountain biking park that has been incredibly popular since its inception. There are a variety of difficulty levels available and also plenty of alternatives for those who are not too keen to join in on the fun. For instance, there is a pump track (all types of riders), flow trail (all types of riders), skills trail (children and beginners), kiddies skills trail (riders eight years and younger), a Y-bike trail (kiddies on Y-bikes and balance bikes), a Fynbos timber trail made from recycled wooden pallets and the “Snail trail”, which is specifically designed to test riders’ steering and balancing abilities. 

The venue (and various other activities) are available for party hire and event (both corporate and private). So if you’re the kind of person that loves doing things on two wheels, this is a perfect experience for you to have.

It’s a great deal of fun and a fantastic day out, remember to bring home some of their really fine wines!

URL:           https://www.hazendal.co.za/family-mtb-park/ 

FB:     https://www.facebook.com/hazendalwine/ 

E:   functions@hazendal.co.za 

Tel: +2721 903 5034

Where: Hazendal Wine Estate, Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch

When: Tuesday-Sundays and Public Holidays (except Christmas Day)

Time: 08:00-17:00

Photo Credit: Hazendal Wine Estate Website

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Organic Markets - The best in the Cape! - The Oranjezicht City Farm Market Day - Part 2

August 15, 2018

This is one of those community garden success stories that turned into so much more. This market is held every Saturday in Granger Bay near the V&A Waterfront. 

It’s a community-driven, farmers-style market for independent local farmers as well as artisanal food producers. You can easily do your weekly food shopping (veg, fruit, bread, organic dairy, free-range eggs, honey, muesli and much more) here. 

There’s food to be had, both raw and cooked :-) Aside from these, customers can buy edible plants and seedlings, compost and gardening supplies and equipment and there are also plenty of activities for kids such as storytelling, planting, craft and yoga.

Where: Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront

When: Every Saturday from 8.30am to 2pm.

Contact: market@ozcf.co.za

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Organic Markets - The best in the Cape! - Constantia Waldorf Organic Market - Part 1

August 14, 2018

Set on the beautiful grounds of the Waldorf School in Constantia, this market is a veritable hub of all things healthy. Go feast your eyes and stomach on their huge range of veggies, juice, dairy, honey and preserves as well as a range products from Camphill.

The traders are all really friendly, knowledgeable and informative and will soon clear up any confusion about Organic vs. biodynamic, what does sustainable and permaculture mean? Are free range and fair trade the same thing?

Aside from all the produce you can also choose to relax while eating freshly prepared cakes and organic ice-cream or light meals, organic coffee and herb teas.

When: Every Friday between 11am and 3pm (not on public holidays or during school holidays)

Where: Constantia Waldorf School, Spanschemat Road, Constantia.

Contact: Jeanne 082 215 0764 or Roger 082 569 9894

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Three beaches, three ways to stay cool - Camps Bay Beach - Part 2

Liam Smith January 25, 2018

The most popular and vibrant suburb in Cape Town, Camps Bay lies in an outstandingly beautiful setting as the jewel in the crown of the Twelve Apostles and Lion’s Head.

The beachfront is palm tree-lined white sand and the “Golden Strip” of Camps Bays Café’s and Restaurants, vying for their share of the perfect sunset.

There is always a small contingent of stand-up paddler’s, surfers and kayakers in the water (which is refreshingly cold), and no shortage of great cocktails on the other side of Victoria Drive. 

Head over to Café Caprice for a Bikini Bottom mixed with Cîroc pineapple, Angustora orange bitters, pear syrup muddled with fresh limes, pineapples and basil (don’t forget to Uber!).

Location: No need, if you’re not in Camps Bay, where are you? 😉

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New Beginnings

January 02, 2018

Happy New Year, we hope it’s been an indulgent and festive time for all! 

We wanted to start 2018 with a few healthier items to “counter-balance” the ravages of December 😉

Buckle up, the health-kick starts here.




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I bless the rains down in Africa

November 13, 2017

The first light of human consciousness and the world's first civilizations were in Africa.” 

-John Henrik Clarke

In part three of our three-part series, we’re not dashing off to far corners of the globe, but rather, keeping it close to home. We’re looking at culinary gems that celebrate African cuisine in all its glory.


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A day in Rawsonville

September 04, 2017

Saddle up vacationers, we are going day tripping out to Rawsonville a haven at the side of the Breede River with a host of fine wines, great food and simply amazing countryside. It’s a 1 hour 20 minute drive through some of the most astounding South African scenery, rich in history and local culture.

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