Things to do this weekend in the Winelands

It’s February and the Winelands is springing to life with events and happenings. Celebrate the harvest with Nederburg, the legendary Yo Yo Ma comes to South Africa for the first time ever and enjoy this easygoing weather with a movie under the stars at Meerendal Wine Estate.

Get ready for a spectacular ‘Vensters’

Thousands of newcomer students at Stellenbosch University are putting the final touches to their performances – including some impressive dance moves – for the annual ‘Vensters’ (Windows) street theatre event tonight.

Following wine around France

For oenology students at Elsenburg, a tour of the wine-producing regions of France spent learning about the foundations of their prospective craft comes as a fitting end to their years of study. Lorraine Geldenhuys joined them on their journey of discovery.

Creative ideas for Valentine’s Day

Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember with fresh ideas that go beyond just making a quick dinner reservation. From comedy shows to art fairs to the ultimate luxury evening, you will find something new for you and your loved one to experience. 

Things to do this weekend in Stellenbosch

January is finally coming to an end and now we look towards the weekend for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Dress up in your most vivid colours for the festivities at the Cape Town 10’s, don your most brilliant whites for Franschhoek Summer Wines or go for black at the inaugural I Love Stellies rock music festival. 

On the cusp

An exhibition of artworks by 10 young African artists at the Stellenbosch Triennale, On the Cusp is about revealing and unravelling the creative talents of tomorrow.

Things to do this weekend in Stellenbosch

Grab your friends and family and head out for the Delheim Harvest Festival, get in touch with your wild side at the Festival of Rebels or catch a movie under the stars with the family at Rhebokskloof.  

Pride of the bottelary – the launch of the “Hazendal 320” book

Boutique publisher Tip Africa Publishing pulled out all the stops putting together a proud Winelands publication for Hazendal wine estate this year. The glossy hardcover that was launched at Hazendal’s glittering 320 Gala Event that celebrated the farm’s 320-year history.

WoSA positive about wine industry in 2020

Industry body Wines of South Africa remains upbeat about prospects, despite last week’s Export Report revealing that the overall value of SA’s exports declined, most SA wines are attaining better prices than before.

The best places to find yourself in Stellies, SA and beyond

Whether you are enjoying an extended festive break, planning your next getaway, or simply want to enjoy the sights vicariously, join travel writer Richard Holmes as he guides you through some of the best places to stay in Stellenbosch, South Africa and beyond.

Rayvolt: join the Rayvolution

Harnessing the ever-growing trend towards e-bikes as a means of transportation, sports and pure recreational enjoyment, Rayvolt South Africa introduced two e-bike models to the local market during the course of 2019: namely the Rayvolt Cruzer and the Rayvolt Torino.

Four ways to survive (and thrive) this year

We’re in a brand-new decade. Before the year gets too crazy, now is a good time to set yourself up for an outstanding 2020. Here are four ways you can invest in your own well-being.

Maldives: island style

Dreaming of a tropical escape with sea, sand, sun and surf, not to mention fine dining and diving? Richard Holmes has found the ideal island getaway – and it’s in the lap of luxury.

Iceland: whales & waterfalls

Long known as the ‘land of fire and ice’, Iceland made a different impression on Richard Holmes. For him it’s a country gaining a reputation for whale – and other adventurous – cuisine and where dramatic waterfalls punctuate an already spectacular landscape.