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.

Africa in Venice

It’s 2019, it’s the Venice Biennale and it’s time for Africa to stand proud. Liese van der Watt joins the world’s art glitterati to stroll among the pavilions that showcase national art and finds herself drawn to those representing Africa.

Things to do this weekend – 27 to 29 September 2019

This weekend join Waterford for a special starlit dining experience, kick off market season by checking out some brand new selections at the Country Craft Market and take your four-legged, furry friends on an adventure at Warwick’s Annual Charity Doggie Walk.


It is a classic business school case study: a small, vibrant brand with its roots firmly in South African soil is taking the world by storm. No wonder, muses Petro Mostert, that Stellenbosch venture capital company Invenfin jumped in early to become a significant partner in the BOS success story.

Maintaining world-class standards

Nine of South Africa’s top wine and food tourism providers were named honourees in the inaugural Wine & Food Tourism Conference Awards at the close of this year’s Wine and Food Tourism Conference near Stellenbosch on Wednesday 18 September

Exploring trends in wine and food tourism

More than 15 top-level experts will be sharing the stage at the Wine & Food Tourism Conference at Spier on 18 September, including trends analyst Dion Chang, digital expert Judith Lewis, Wesgro CEO Tim Harris, as well as immediate past Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom. 

The whole wellness

In today’s high-pressure world, we all need a little help to relax. And relaxation, HELEN CLEMSON discovers, is the first step to all-round well-being. She tours some of the Cape Winelands’ top spa destinations to find out where wellness can be found.

Kuierwinkel vol kruie, snoepgoed en snuisterye

By ’n ikoniese negosiewinkel in Dorpstraat ontmoet twee Stellenbosse legendes mekaar: oom Samie, wat die winkel meer as 100 jaar gelede begin het, en Annatjie Melck, wat hom vandag laat voortleef. LIEN BOTHA het gaan snuffel.