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Being 50 and fabulous

For 50 years, it’s been Italtile’s passion and extreme pleasure to seek out the extraordinary, from style classics to the world’s freshest design trends and looks; and to curate the most magnificent décor ranges that best express the South African luxe lifestyle and answer the need for sustainable eco-chic.

Shades of grey – understanding grey swans

Black swans, unpredictable events with far-reaching consequences, are a well-known concept in financial markets. But, it’s perhaps their grey cousins we should be paying more attention to.

The happiest place in Africa

Between the filao tree-fringed stretch of coastal road next to Mont Choisy Beach and the fields of sugar cane that once represented the main driver of the Mauritius economy lies an extremely valuable pocket of land that has been transformed from sugar estate and farm into luxury residences for discerning buyers.

Cape Winelands Marathon

Arguably the biggest running event on the Winelands outdoor calendar, the Winelands Marathon is an official Two Oceans ultra-marathon and Comrades qualifier with plenty of Western Province pace setters to help you reach your goal for both flagship races.

Things to do this weekend in Stellenbosch

Beautiful hikes, yoga retreats, live music shows and even a kite festival. There is something for every type of weekend warrior in our list of things to do this weekend in and around the Winelands.

In praise of SA’s fine wines

Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction applauds positive bidder sentiment. At the end of play on Saturday 19 October 2019, collective hammer prices were captured totalling R 2 623 000.

Hello summer -The Galileo Open Air Cinema returns

Offering locals and visitors from near and far, popular films screened under the stars at venues across Cape Town and the Winelands,The Galileo provides an excellent evening out for film buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike. 

Long table lunch hosted by Ken Forrester

Over the past few months, Ken Forrester has hosted a series of tasting events to celebrate 25 fun years of producing wines from their vineyards in Stellenbosch. The final event, The Long Table Lunch, hosted on the lawns of the Ken Forrester manor house and beyond, is scheduled for the 16th November.

FYN and you

The venture of Greenhouse chefs Peter Tempelhoff and Ashley Moss, Cape Town eatery FYN has been creating quite a lot of buzz amongst foodies with its distinctive Manhattan-inspired feel and fusion of Japanese-inspired cuisine with South Africa’s indigenous fynbos vegetation.

An Immersive Culinary Experience

The Gaggenau Experience Centre in Cape Town played host to a select group of guests to showcase the fabled brand’s new Vario cooling 400 series, along with its existing range of appliances.

Talk of the Town

A new digital currency incentive to uplift low income and informal settlements, Stellenbosch University’s Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology report that climate change is threatening certain species and star rugby player of Paul Roos Gymnasium Damian Willemse will fly to Japan to join the Springbok Rugby World Cup squad.

Push yourself to the Maxi

Some of the toughest local and international trail runners will attempt to conquer South Africa’s first MaXi-Race in the gorgeous Stellenbosch and Franschhoek mountains on 5 and 6 October. Do you have what it takes?

Ramaphosa: “Look at my cattle”

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, exchanged presents with President Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife, Dr Tshepo Motsepe, when they met in Pretoria last week. President Ramaphosa’s gift turned out to be a signed copy of Cattle of the Ages: Ankole cattle in South Africa by Stellenbosch artist Daniel Naude. 

Things to do this weekend in Stellenbosch

Celebrate the warmer days with good food, designer drinks, fresh décor, fashion and beauty ideas at the Spring Brunch, stretch your legs at Val de Vie’s cross country run, or catch the world-renowned SU Choir in their second last performance of the season.

Still in pursuit of quality

An iconoclast 35 years ago, Neil Ellis and now his son are still producing wines that tell the story of the vineyards where they originate.