Constantia Glen FIVE triumphs at 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards
by Editor on 20 June 2016
Constantia Glen FIVE 2011 has stepped into the international lime light yet again bringing home a gold medal from the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards in London. Considered one of the biggest global wine competitions, nearly 16 000 wines from over the globe were tasted blind by 69 Masters of Wine and 26 Master Sommeliers. The Decanter gold medal, which equates to a score of 95/100, is the latest accolade to tak...
Marriott International Announces Brand Endorsement Of Protea Hotels In Africa
by Editor on 15 June 2016
Bethesda, MD, 14 June, 2016 – Marriott International announced today the rebranding of Protea Hotels to capitalize on the travel aspirations of Africa’s growing middle class and the increased presence of international hotel brands in Africa. The rebranding includes an updated and modernized logo and the “by Marriott” endorsement. The brand is now officially Protea Hotels by Marriott ®. Marriott’s en...
Delheim swings to Cheese Fondue & Jazz Sundays
by Delheim on 01 June 2016
Dip-licious delights to ward off the winter blues Why sing the blues if you can swing to Delheim’s Cheese Fondue & Jazz indulgences, when this popular Stellenbosch wine estate will sizzle with a melting pot of dip-licious delights, every Sunday from 3 July until 28 August. These laidback lunchtime affairs invite guests to ensconce themselves in the cosy depths of the atmospheric ‘downstairs’ tasting cella...
British Airways ups Cape Town capacity again, adds more Jo’burg A380 services
by Editor on 26 May 2016
British Airways has added two more flights to its already expanded Cape Town summer schedule. The airline normally increases its daily Cape Town/ Heathrow schedule to a double-daily service over the busy southern hemisphere summer. In March it announced that it would be adding three more flights from Gatwick to Cape Town commencing 24 November 2016. Now it has further expanded the schedule adding two more Cape...
Get your happy on at Taste the Helderberg 2016
by Editor on 23 May 2016
Get your gourmet and grape groove on at the 2016 Taste the Helderberg showcase when this winter blues-busting food and wine affair celebrates the talents and tastes unique to this thriving region on Wednesday evening, 15 June 2016. This sensory showcase of all things Helderberg serves up a treasure trove of the finer things in life with more than 100 premium wines to sip on and dishes from eminent local chefs and ...
Durban is the best city in the world for Surfski
by Editor on 17 May 2016
KWAZULU-NATAL, DURBAN, MAY 2016 - KwaZulu-Natal’s sunny Durban is a surfski paradise famous worldwide for its golden beaches, big waves and exhilarating downwind racing conditions. The city is home to some of the world’s greatest surfski paddlers, and hosts the world’s largest surfski series, breaking world records for paddler numbers. It is the number one city in the world to live in if you’...
SA’s oldest cycle shop celebrates 84th year by stocking
by Editor on 16 May 2016
PIETERMARITZBURG, KWAZULU-NATAL, 16 MAY 2016 - Jowetts Cycles, based in Pietermaritzburg, is celebrating its 84th year in the cycling trade this year. It is South Africa’s oldest and arguably the most well-known cycling shop in KwaZulu-Natal. How does the oldest cycle brand celebrate this auspicious occasion? By adding one of the oldest bicycle brands to its stable - LAPIERRE bikes. ...
Stellenbosch for a steal this winter
by Editor on 06 May 2016
In anticipation of the cosy winter months ahead, Stellenbosch has launched its annual range of off-peak packages to suit any budget. Visit Stellenbosch this winter for a fraction of what you’d normally pay, and still get to add in any extra activities you’ve been dying to try! The #StelliesWinterSale campaign runs from May until the end of September, inviting travellers to experience the City of Oaks through t...
#Stellenblog wows global audience with beauty beyond just the Winelands
by Editor on 06 May 2016
Wrapping up the 2016 #Stellenblog campaign revealed an exceptional amount of publicity for the Stellenbosch region. Within one week the campaign has reached close to 4,7-million people worldwide who now know a bit more about this incredible destination. Showcasing Stellenbosch beyond just its vines, the #Stellenblog campaign saw international and local bloggers explore as much of the area as they could fit into ju...
The Inaugural Land Rover Durban HIGHGOAL
by Editor on 06 May 2016
The inaugural Land Rover Durban HIGHGOAL will bring high quality polocrosse action to the Durban Shongweni Club from 27 to 29 May. This will be a festive, family event with spectacular equestrian action, children’s entertainment, music and food on offer throughout the weekend.
Marketing Indaba promise to up-skill marketers
by Marketing Indaba on 06 May 2016
It is time for marketers to take some time out to re-group, gather and learn at the annual Marketing Indaba where this year’s theme is “Engage, Convert, Retain”. In an increasingly connected marketplace, companies and brands need to engage deeply with their target markets, convert them to become customers in some way and delight them to retain their business for the long run. But this is easier said than do...
International judge attends Highland Gathering & Lifestyle Expo
by Editor on 18 April 2016
The 52nd Highland Gathering and Lifestyle Expo - taking place at Hutchison Park fields, Amanzimtoti, on Saturday 30 April - is set to be an incredible family-fun event with organisers welcoming international judge, Bob Worrall, as one of this year’s highlights. Organised by the Amanzimtoti Lions Club, the Highland Gathering – the biggest collection of pipe bands in South Africa - is a huge boost to the local ...
Bottelary Hills all fired up with trio of sizzling ‘Pop Up’ Lunches
by Editor on 05 April 2016
Grilled, charred, smoked and scorched....The Bottelary Hills Wine Route is all fired up for its sizzling series of Pop Up Lunches, when renowned celebrity chef, Bertus Basson, will fan the flames for a superb Sunday lunch prepared on an open fire on 17 April, 14 August and 4 December. Igniting the gourmet side of the grill with talent and bravado, this highly acclaimed chef has teamed up with the wine folk of this...
a Mother's Day dessert with a bold twist
by Editor on 05 April 2016
Be bold this Mother’s Day with this ever-so-decadent dessert of fresh peaches in a Pongrácz Brut and thyme jelly. Unexpected and ultra-luxurious yet easy to prepare, this dessert with South Africa’s leading Méthode Cap Classique as the main ingredient will make mom feel really special. Pongrácz Brut lends that extra pizzazz to this light and uplifting dessert with its crisp acidity, fragrant green apples an...
SA Cheese festival in the spotlight
by Editor on 05 April 2016
Festival goers can prepare themselves for an extraordinary experience with the celebration of the 15th South African Cheese Festival from 30 April to 2 May at Sandringham, Stellenbosch. The festival is known as the biggest outdoor culinary event in Southern Africa and received the platinum award for “Best exhibition in Southern Africa” in 2015. With the SA Cheese Festival in the Spotlight, cheese lovers can ...
Grande Provence – a luxurious Heartland destination
by Editor on 05 April 2016
From May-September 2016 Take advantage of the Heartland Offer at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate and experience superb Franschhoek hospitality amidst the vineyards when staying on the Estate between May-September 2016. Perfect for guests looking for a haven of tranquillity in the picturesque Franschhoek valley, the Heartland Offer has special rates for both The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale Villa i...
Comair gets new airliner, new route and partner
by Editor on 01 March 2016
It’s a multimillion-Rand vote of confidence in the domestic and regional travel sector: a new Boeing Next Generation 737-800 will in the next few weeks enter Comair Limited’s British Airways fleet. The new aircraft, designated ZS-ZWG, is part of the airline’s ongoing fleet upgrade strategy and an important step towards operating the most modern and efficient fleet within southern Africa, says Comair CEO Er...