wild clover hops harvest festival 10 – 12 may 2013

It officially opened in August last year, but Wild Clover Brewery began in a garage in 2008 and moved to the farm in 2011. They are now proud producers of four natural beers: English Ale, Irish Porter, German Pils and Belgian Wit. Owner Ampie Kruger is passionate about the art of brewing and the first ever Hops Harvest Festival brings together many of the country’s finest craft breweries to celebrate another successful hops harvest.

On from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 May, entry is R100 per day, which includes all beer tastings! Along with plenty of the finest local craft beer, you’ll find Wild Boar on the spit and delicious German dishes, live music and entertainment for the kiddies. Children under 18 enter free, as do moms on Mothers’ Day. Book online Quciket.

There is plenty of secure parking on the farm, but there will be chauffeur operators and shuttle services available to get you home safely, too. For details about these services, the festival and Wild Clover farm, contact info@wildclover.co.za, call 021 865 2248 or visit the website

Directions to the farm can be found here.

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do the hussle – a multi-sensory party experience

There’s always something exciting to do in the mother city but the party happening at the Cape Town Club on Saturday, 16 August is one event you don’t want to miss: The Hussle.

Inspired by the award-winning movie and the era of soul funk and mischief, this collaboration by Patrick Craig (3 Blind Mice) and Mamello “Mum-z” Mokoena (Moko Java) promises a unique multi-sensory experience that includes two dance floors, four different 70s themed groove rooms, and awesome entertainment.

A line-up of the city’s top funk DJs, a live jazz band, live installations and a fully serviced bar are just a few highlights that also include a special “powder room” for the ladies, where hair and make-up artists will touch up ‘fros, frosted nail polish and glittery eye shadow to ensure they look smoking hot.

Tickets are available at the door and start at R300 per person. For R500 premium VIPtickets, you get an exclusive VIP room with lingerie bar service, a smoking and cigar lounge, complimentary drinks and entertainment that includes live stand-up comedy and a private Burlesque show.

Do The Hussle!

WIN TICKETS
Want to win a set of double tickets valued at R600? Email your details to info@b-guided.co.za right now and use “The Hussle” in the subject line. The competition ends at 9am Saturday, 16 August. Winners will be chosen by lucky draw and contacted soon after.

For more information visit the website

The Artscape Theatre

One of South Africa’s most incredible theater experiences, run by internationally acclaimed Marlene Le Roux who is also the first black classified Chief Executive Officer, as well as the first woman to fill this specific role since the dawn of the great Artscape Theatre in 1971, is truly one of those phenomenal experiences that one cannot leave untouched, in fact it should be one of the first experiences that you undertake in the Mother City. Continue reading “The Artscape Theatre”

Infecting the City

One of the many incredible branches that have stemmed from the great Africa Centre, established in 2005 from the need to bring both reality and imaginative issues within the pan-African cultures to the forefront of society through many different mediums, Infecting the City being the sole concentration of art as a communicator in the form of a moving annual Art Festival. Infecting the City includes performances from the great poets of our time, street artists, singers, musicians as well as dance collaborations and are all held in different locations around the Mother City.

No performance advertised or covered by Infecting the City is the same, there are always fresh faces, names and experiences to be had. Infecting the City believes in not only presenting incredible art in all magnificent mediums, but also using the terrain of the Mother City as an artistic medium in itself, and it is for this reason that most of the venues and areas chosen for performances are specifically targeted for their historical, political or social relevance. All the details hidden behind the scenes of every great feature are painstakingly planned to the very nth degree and everything is relevant to the specific subjects and issues that are tackled and torn apart in the interest of the people.

It is also important to note that every single showcasing on the agenda of Infecting the City is free and open to the public, after all the mission behind the phenomenal work that is the reason for Infecting the City is for the people. The entire Arts Festival movement is now calling all artists for their lineups in 2017, the call for the 2017 public art sessions include musicians, poets, visual artists, dancers and all round performers who have an artistic twist to the message that they bring to disrupt the conventional side of society, the closing date for all artistic proposals of 2017 is the 15th October 2016, so too all the artists who want their work to instill change or rattle a few radical thinkers and bring back the rainbow nation in full force, hurry now and send in your application on their website www.infectingthecity.com, otherwise if you love the artistic side of serious with a touch of imaginative brilliance, make sure to follow their Facebook page and check out their latest lineups, making doubly sure to go and see at least one of these unforgettable showcases by Infecting the City.

Suidoosterfees

The suidoosterfees is an incredible festival presenting phenomenal artistic performances in light of the atrocities, truths and harsh realities behind the infamous story of District 6. Sponsored by some of the greatest and trusted business names in South Africa such as Media24, Huis Genoot, RSG, Die Burger, Kyknet, and the Department of Arts and Culture to name but a few as well as hosting some of the most beloved performing artists in South Africa, Die Suidoosterfees is definitely something that cannot be missed.

There is an incredible lineup of Comedy, Caberet, musical genius ranging from both the classical well known folk songs as well as your most popular pieces, there are awe-inspiring theatre productions as well as an unbelievable lineup aimed at entertaining the children not to mention the myriad of in between gems in creativity waiting to catch your attention. The entire Suidoosterfees is a Mother City exclusive event, concentrating on keeping the diversely rich history and culture of Cape Town alive through presenting only the best performing artists and creative representations regardless of the creative medium. The organizers of this unmatched magnificent festival are just as creatively inspiring and have an equally outstanding track record in believing in keeping the culture and history of the Mother City alive as the festival itself has. The organisers include names like Neil Rademan, Lyndsay Cader, Jason Edson, and Rene Arendse to mention but a few.

If you are familiar with names such as Mustaq Brev, David Kramer and Alistair Izobell then you know the unbelievable excellence and creativity that awaits you on the programme of the Suidoosterfees. The entire festival is truly the talk of Cape Town and all people who love the Mother City know the exceptional detailed planning and perfection that the Suidoosterfees is, an event not to missed, an event of astronomically important proportions to not only the Cape Town culture and creativity that is naturally present everywhere you look, but also to the perhaps forgotten importance of keeping the Afrikaans language and heritage alive. Suidoosterfees is an unmatched experience and will not disappoint. Make a definite point to check out their website at www.suidoosterfees.co.za and see the phenomenal cast expected, read words from some of the main organisers and have a peep into the unbelievable burst of culture and creativity that awaits you with one of Cape Towns most intensely important and mind blowing festivals in the history of the Mother City.

Shakespeare at Maynardville

Both the names Shakespeare and Maynardville open air theatre have rich and well beloved long histories, when these two names are joined, one is faced with the incredibly famous Shakespeare in the park productions that have been a resident experience enjoyed by hundreds and thousands of Shakespearean lovers as well as the general public alike since the Shakespeare in-the-park inception by Maynard open air theatre in 1955. Continue reading “Shakespeare at Maynardville”

Strawberry picking in Cape Town

It’s a summers day trip that will treat the entire family, if not just couples or strawberry lovers alone, and who doesn’t love strawberries. There is a completely different air about picking and eating your own fruit, perhaps it’s the realisation that mother nature provided these beautifully delicious morsels through hard labour and taking it from her bosom just makes it all the more delightful to devour. Cape Town has two of the top strawberry farms, and each of them have their own unique flavour of activities and entertainment. Below is a run down on these incredible places, make sure to go and take a whole day off to experience the phenomenal joy in strawberry picking.

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The Mother City Covered in Style!

Surpassing over 86 different destinations within the City Sightseeing International Awards, Cape Town’s branch has received top accolades over and over again. Superior customer service and undying commitment to environmental sustainability, highly qualified tour operators and a system that provides the most thrilling and educational experience of Cape Town around, there is no choice but to use City Sightseeing Cape Town, for locals and tourists alike.

There is an entire section to the tours dedicated to children, every tour on the red buses has a children’s station, in amongst the option of 15 different languages to translate the tours into. Children, who join the Kids Club, are immediately entitled to a free tour with two friends. Their birthdays also qualify them for another complimentary tour with a friend.

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Cape Town Helicopters brings you to Aquila Game Reserve

Cape Town Helicopters brings you to one of the most exceptional Big Five game reserves around. Aquila Game Reserve stands out because of the educational foundation that is their backbone to everything that they do, inspiring the reintroduction of wildlife into the Cape region, coupled with being published in the ‘World’s 21 favourite things to do’. Taking a helicopter flight with an experienced and highly professional pilot from Cape Town Helicopters, and flying in one of their almost silent, top class EC120’s to this prestigious game reserve is an absolutely unforgettable journey that must be experienced without delay. Continue reading “Cape Town Helicopters brings you to Aquila Game Reserve”

Robben Island brought to you by Cape Town Helicopters

There are two ways of viewing the immensely beautiful and historically rich UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Robben Island, the one is by ferry and by land, and the other is by air, both are definitely recommended as both provide a completely different perspective on the magnitude of cultural and historical essence that makes up this large expanse of land. Taking off from the grandly majestic Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, in the highly capable hands of your top professional pilots from Cape Town Helicopters in a first class helicopter, is where your journey toward the Aerial experience of Robben Island begins. Continue reading “Robben Island brought to you by Cape Town Helicopters”