Celebrity Golfing Day Val De Vie

Vodacom Shop Celebrity Golf Day returns to Val de Vie Estate on 7 November 2019

Real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles The Vodacom Shop Celebrity Golf Day returns to the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Val de Vie Estate on Thursday 7 November 2019. This golf day aids in raising funds for the Val de Vie Foundation, whose aim is to create […]


Junior mountain bikers set to shine at Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event

SA’s future mountain biking heroes will be seen in action on Saturday, 07 September 2019 when they toe the line at the Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) ready to experience the action of the 5thannual Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event. A highlight on the SA mountain bike calendar, the kids event caters for ages 0 […]

Margot Janse is Making a Difference

Margot Janse is making a difference…A BIG difference. Her passion project, Isabelo was born in 2009, because “no child can learn on an empty stomach”. In her own words, “Every morning I would drive to my restaurant The Tasting Room (Le Quartier Français, Franschhoek, South-Africa) and turn left at the bottom of the road. Within […]

The 2019 Cape Wine Auction appoints Raymond Ndlovu as Trust chairperson

Established in 2014, the Cape Wine Auction Trust was created to raise money for education in the South African winelands. This global showcase of South African wines is committed to changing people’s lives through the powerful tool of education – from cradle to career. The 2019 Cape Wine Auction has raised R14 625 million and has […]

A sports fan’s wildest dreams at The Cape Wine Auction

 Some of the lots at this year’s Cape Wine Auction on Saturday, March 2 – sponsored by Nedbank Private Wealth – will offer bidders the opportunity to be a VIP guest at some incredible, once-in-a-lifetime sporting events being held locally and abroad including the Monaco Grand Prix and the Tour de France.   This year’s […]

Bikes for Change for The Franschhoek Hospitality Academy Students

On Thursday 31st January, The Franschhoek Hospitality Academy Students were given an amazing gift that will change their lives in so many ways. After striking it lucky by winning a competition on Cape Talk radio just before his birthday, Gordon Laing, one of Pedal Power Associations (PPA) Exco members, decided to use his prize to Pay it Forward. […]


  The annual American Express Barrel Auction is an opportunity for serious oenophiles to taste, bid and potentially own exclusive yet-to-be-released vintages, as well as rare and sought-after lots and one-of-a-kind wines from the cellars of some of South Africa’s top winemakers. The event, which traditionally takes place the day prior to the Cape Wine […]

StreetSmart hands over R110,000 in aid of vulnerable children in Franschhoek

 StreetSmart SA, an organisation dedicated to helping street children rebuild their lives through donations from restaurants, accommodation establishments and wine tasting venues in the Western Cape, Garden Route, Gauteng and KZN, has handed over R110,000 to their Franschhoek beneficiary for 2019. This grand effort is part of the total StreetSmart allocation of R1,7 million distributed […]


Consider this your social calendar warning: The Clash of The Chefs, brought to you by Southern Stroll Marketing and in association with Franschhoek Life returns on the 25th August at La Paris Estate Franschhoek for another round of great food, inspiring chefs and a chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the show. 4 Chef […]