May 2018


The Franschhoek Hospitality Academy & Learning Centre (FHALC) will stop at nothing to make their Change4Twenty project a success. Since their opening in January 2018, The FHALC has had one mission – to train and upskill the disadvantaged youth in Franschhoek’s local communities and to afford them with employment opportunities and a bright future. The […]

Unspoiled. Pristine. Paradise. Wilderness Safaris Welcomes you to Africa

Founded in Botswana in 1983, Wilderness Safaris is widely acclaimed as the continent’s foremost ecotourism operator. With Wilderness, life-changing journeys in some of the most remote and pristine areas in Africa are made possible. An immersive experience, changing how you view the wild places of Africa and the world. Wilderness Safaris offers guests exclusive access […]

Refugee Food Festival 

The Refugee Food Festival (RFF) is an itinerant event that sees restaurants opening their kitchens to refugee chefs for a gourmet and solidary event. This festival is very popular in Europe and it is the first time this concept has been brought to Africa. 
Liam Tomlin of Chefs Warehouse joins the RFF team in Cape […]

Belguim welcomes The Boutique Gallery

CONGRATULATIONS to William Vaesen & Ellen Christiaen-Vaesen on the opening of their new Gallery in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium. Sint-Martens-Latem is a pitoresque art village close to the city of Ghent where William & Ellen used to live before moving to South Africa. While the main focus of the gallery will be to promote South African artists, […]

The StreetSmart Fundraiser Luncheon at Foliage raised R16,581!!

Super hero Chefs, Chris Erasmus of Foliage, Darren Badenhorst,of Le Coin Français and Neil Jewell, of Bread & Wine joined forces for this exciting 3-course luncheon paired with distinctive Haut Espoir wines. StreetSmart SA, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the social integration and upliftment of street children, utilises the proceeds in support of affiliated NGO’s […]

Grande Provence Chenin Blanc strikes gold at Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate has struck gold with the maiden vintage of its new single varietal Chenin Blanc at the 2018 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Crafted in a vibrant, fruit driven style from Helderberg and Franschhoek fruit, the Grande Provence Chenin Blanc 2017 is elegant and dry with flavours of stone fruit and […]


FOLLOWING on 2017’s successful debut venture, Franschhoek’s Haute Cabrière wine estate, together with chefs Nic van Wyk and Westley Muller, sets out on a second season of Pop-Up restaurants to be hosted in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and the Garden Route. In addition to last year’s venues of Randpark in Johannesburg, Moonshot in Pretoria, and Zimbali […]

Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate – A haven of tranquillity in Franschhoek

Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate wears her 300 year history with dignity. A haven of tranquillity with outstretched vistas of Franschhoek Valley with the heightened drama of the rugged mountains beyond, this is winelands hospitality at its finest barely an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Tucked away in the heartland of South African wine country, […]

Dylan Lewis solo exhibition at The Everard Read Gallery Franschhoek

Dylan Lewis is internationally acclaimed for his monumental sculpture. His animals and figures embody the very soul of Africa and touch the collective unconscious of us all. In this group of bronze busts of the big cats, Lewis is revisiting, on an intimate scale, the subject that initially made him famous as a sculptor. His […]