Triennale 2020: drawing the world to Africa’s art

Word is out. At a recent public announcement, it was revealed that the first Stellenbosch Triennale will commence in February 2020, confirming the town’s position as a leading arts centre on the global stage. MELVYN MINNAAR elaborates on all that the display of art from Africa will mean for the cultural identity of this South African dorp.

Erinvale now a Historic Hotel

In a first for South Africa, the Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa in Somerset West has been inducted into the prestigious portfolio of Historic Hotels Worldwide.

Back to the future

Coco Chanel, arguably the greatest style guru of all time had this to say: “Fashion changes. Style endures.” Homeware fashions and trends are no different. Some ideas trend, but last only a season, while others are timeless.

Franschhoek Mystery Weekends

Imagine an all-inclusive Winelands getaway, where your weekend has been meticulously planned for you from check in to check out.

Things to do this winter

It’s easy to label winter the dreariest season of them all, but in and around Stellenbosch there’s plenty of life and colour to brighten up the days. Mirandi Nel explores things to do that will leave you with more than a warm heart.

Proudly and uniquely South African

Indulge in Middelvlei’s popular Boerebraai, a unique outdoor barbecue experience where the resident braai expert prepares your chops, boerewors and chicken kebabs to perfection.

Fit for a king

Whether he likes the classic combo of steak and beer, or something a bit more unctuous like venison paired with Shiraz, make sure dad gets his favourite this Sunday.

Things to do this weekend – 14 to 16 June 2019

Art-lovers from across the world are flocking to Hermanus for the seventh iteration of Hermanus Fynarts, Cavalli Estate is hosting a special winemakers dinner and a super band of South Africa’s most talented musicians pay tribute to Led Zeppelin at Hillcrest Quarry.

What the future holds

TUMI, the leading international travel and lifestyle brand, has collaborated with music legend, designer and actor, Lenny Kravitz and his daughter, actress and musician Zoë Kravitz, for its latest campaign.

Finding spots of hope with Perpetual Planet

Rolex is launching a campaign titled Perpetual Planet that embraces an enhanced partnership with the National Geographic Society to collect climate data to protect the oceans.

From Eikestad to the Arctic

As a child and then a young man, world-renowned explorer, environmentalist and sailor Mike Horn honed his survival skills on everything from the Jukskei River to the Angolan border. Debbie Hathway talks to the ex-Matie about his exploits.

The ever-changing landscape of Cape wine

The results of the 2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced at a luncheon at the Mount Nelson Hotel on 4 June where, of the 956 wines judged, 32 gold medals and 24 trophies were awarded.

Talk of the Town

Two of the biggest tourism bodies in Stellenbosch are joining hands, TOKARA impresses on the international stage once again and Franschhoek is listed as one of the Top 30 Millenial Destinations.

Things to do this weekend – 7 to 9 June 2019

Sample some of the very best the Winelands has to offer at the exclusive owner-hosted Upper Blaauwklippen Vintners’ tasting, take the pups for a stroll and a picnic at Vergenoegd Löwe or take on the youngsters at the Dirtopia Youth Day Trail Run.

Designed to stand out and blend in

There’s nothing like being in nature to make you feel better, and that’s a concept that has driven the design of the Mediclinic Stellenbosch building in its new location at Brandwacht.

Quoin Rock’s Revival

The recently refurbished and relaunched Quoin Rock Wine Estate offers no shortage of eye-catching detail in its luxuriously chic new spaces, where organic elements of wood, stone and water play off against the sleek leather banquettes and striking vineyard views.