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Whoop de whoop – Whales at de Hoop!

An excited William Stephens of De Hoop Collection is happy to announce that “the first aerial count survey of the 2019 whale season is in – and of the total whales seen, over 90% of them  were at De Hoop!”   Stephens was notified of this by Jean Tresfon, a well-known Marine Conservation photographer, and pilot of the aerial survey […]

GENERAL MANAGER APPOINTMENT TO BOOST NEW VISIT STELLENBOSCH DESTINATION MARKETING ORGANISATION

The unifying of Stellenbosch’s wine and tourism sectors has taken a leap forward with this week’s appointment of a General Manager for the new Visit Stellenbosch Destination Marketing Organisation (DMO). With 25 years’ experience within Stellenbosch’s wine and tourism sector, Jeanneret Momberg takes the helm at Visit Stellenbosch immediately, bringing Stellenbosch stakeholders under one umbrella to […]

winemaker Nongcebo Langa

New winery appointment at Delheim heads for internship in California

Nongcebo Langa adds fresh verve to Stellenbosch estate Delheim wine estate has appointed a new, young and dynamic assistant winemaker to complete its award-winning team under Roelof Lotriet. The 26-year-old Nongcebo “Noni” Langa will commence her tenure upon completion of an internship in California that was facilitated by Delheim.   She joined the winery earlier this […]

Minister of Tourism SA

NATIONAL MINISTER OF TOURISM, A FIRST FOR WINE AND FOOD CONFERENCE

For the first time, a national government minister will attend the annual Wine & Food Tourism Conference, when Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, presents the inaugural Wine & Food Tourism Awards at Spier, near Stellenbosch on 18 September.    Conference convenor Margi Biggs said Minister Kubayi-Ngubane’s scheduled appearance at the conference signalled the importance of […]

Delaire Graff

KEVIN GROBLER TAKES THE HELM AT DELAIRE GRAFF RESTAURANT HAILING A DECADE OF SOUTH AFRICAN FOOD & WINE EXCELLENCE

TEN years on, the eponymously named restaurant of Delaire Graff Estate has begun a fresh chapter in the capable and creative hands of newly appointed Head Chef Kevin Grobler. Attached to the winery, Delaire Graff Restaurant’s timeless interiors are characterised by sophisticated acknowledgments of South African heritage and dramatic artworks by celebrated artists such as William […]

Lekkerwater Beach Lodge

NATURAL SELECTION OPENS LEKKERWATER BEACH LODGE

MAY saw the opening of Natural Selection’s first property in South Africa, Lekkerwater Beach Lodge in the De Hoop Reserve. The intimate property sits isolated on a six kilometer stretch of beach in the glorious De Hoop Reserve, east of Cape Town. Just as the whales arrive in the warm Indian Ocean waters, so Natural Selection […]

Ye Olde Test Kitchen Pub Lunch

YE OLDE TEST KITCHEN “PUB LUNCH”

INNOVATION and evolution are two staples of the successful restaurateur. Luke Dale Roberts has embodied these attributes over the years, creating restaurants that continue to not push boundaries, but create them for every aspiring chef that steps out of his shadow. On occasion however, inspiration comes not from leaping forward, but looking back. Luke grew up […]

Eat @ perdeberg

Winter Warmers at Perdeberg Cellars

Following Perdeberg Cellar’s wine and platter pairing success, they have now launched their own restaurant called Eat @ Perdeberg. Having recently opened in mid-April and owned by Rob and Nicky Hahn, this 40 seater à la carte eatery serves up scrumptious, seasonal dishes which are suited for the whole family. Dishes range from breakfasts, light meals, […]