Cape clawless otters are one of the most endearing creatures on South Africa’s coastlines. These shy, nocturnal, and diurnal animals, slightly larger than one might expect, are the largest freshwater species after the South American otter. Unfortunately, their population is slowly decreasing, and they were listed as near threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2014. However, their playful nature and endearing appearance make them a favorite among locals and tourists.
Nestled in the heart of the Jonkershoek Valley, the Lanzerac Wine Estate boasts endless vineyards, dramatic mountain views, and expansive gardens shaded by oak trees. It is rich heritage and oldworld elegance date back to 1692, making it a mustvisit destination for anyone who appreciates wine, history, and nature.
When visiting Stellenbosch, the Qbar by Quoin Rock is a mustvisit venue. This elegant wine bar boasts a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere, tempting tapas, and delicious cocktails, all in the heart of the town.
If you’re a fan of butter, then you won’t want to miss out on visiting Butter All Day Breakfast & Bistro Bar, a cosy bistrobar located in Cape Town’s CBD. The owners of Butter, sisters Aninke and Karien van Antwerpen, believe that butter is the noblest of ingredients, and they’ve created a menu that celebrates it in all its glory. The result is a mouthwatering selection of dishes and drinks that are sure to delight.
DarkFEST 2023 is set to take the world of mountain biking by storm, with an impressive lineup of riders ready to tackle the biggest jumps and gaps in Stellenbosch’s Hellsend Dirt Compound. The event promises to be a showcase of the incredible skill and bravery of the riders who push the boundaries of their sport and challenge themselves to new heights.
The Castle of Good Hope is a historical fortification in Cape Town, South Africa. Built in the 17th century, the Castle witnessed many untold evils, especially against the enslaved people. The Castle was once a place of atrocities, torture, and injustice, where enslaved people were treated inhumanely. However, today, the Castle of Good Hope symbolizes hope and reconciliation, reminding us of the importance of acknowledging the dark history of slavery and colonialism.
Cape Town, also known as the Mother City, has been in the spotlight for the past few years due to the severity of load shedding experienced in the region. However, the city is now set to become the first loadsheddingfree city in the country, thanks to the development of a solar PV and battery storage project near Somerset West.
The Sony World Photography Awards 2023 recently honoured visual storyteller LeeAnn Olwage with the firstplace award in the professional creative category for her photography series, The Right to Play. Olwage’s work creatively explores the transformative impact of education and empowerment on young girls, using photography as a powerful tool for cocreation and celebration.
Gerda Steyn has once again proven herself as one of the greatest longdistance runners ever by winning the Women’s Two Oceans marathon for the fourth consecutive time. Her impressive victory saw her finish the race in 3 hours, 29 minutes, and 6 seconds, placing her 12 minutes ahead of her nearest competitor. This performance earned her first prize of R500 000, a new record incentive, and the use of a KIA car for twelve months.
In just a few weeks, King Charles III and his wife, Camilla, will be crowned at Westminster Abbey in London, marking the transition to a new era in the British monarchy. The event promises to celebrate tradition and modernity, with a guest list including members of the Royal Family, politicians, world leaders, celebrities, and community representatives. In this article, we will provide an overview of the coronation, highlighting some of the notable guests and reflecting on what this event means for the monarchy and the country.
If you’re looking for a unique dining experience in Cape Town, look no further than the Bombay Brasserie at Taj Cape Town. Situated across from the Company’s Garden and surrounded by the city’s hotspots and cultural attractions, the restaurant is ideally located to offer you a glimpse into the heart and history of the Mother City. And what better way to complete your visit than indulging in the restaurant’s signature cuisine?
In a world where animals are sometimes oppressed, it is heartening to see that there are still people willing to put themselves on the line to help them. For example, in Woodstock, Cape Town, a dog was found chained and padlocked so tightly to a fence that he could barely move. Fortunately, Constable Rubashnee Naicker of the Cape Town Metropolitan Police Department, her colleagues, and the Cape of Good Hope SPCA were on hand to rescue the animal and bring the perpetrator to justice.
If you’re looking for a laidback dining experience with a lively atmosphere and delicious comfort food, look no further than Black Sheep Restaurant on Kloof Street. This local gem has been a fixture for Cape Town locals since it opened in 2013, and it’s easy to see why.
As we bid farewell to summer and welcome the colder months, South Africans look forward to spending more cozy nights in front of their screens. Fortunately, Showmax has created an exciting lineup of local content to keep viewers entertained throughout April. From heartwarming children’s series to thrilling action movies and gripping telenovelas, Showmax has something for everyone.
For a decade now, the Karoo Food Festival has been tantalizing the taste buds of South Africans and visitors from around the world. This muchloved culinary event celebrates the Karoo region’s rich and diverse food culture, where local chefs and home cooks use fresh, seasonal ingredients to create mouthwatering dishes that reflect the area’s history and traditions.
Ayanda ka Nobakabona, a playwright from the Zwelitsha informal settlement in Cape Town, has won multiple awards at the prestigious Zabalaza Theatre Festival for his play, “Tiro’s Toughloop Testimony.” The play, based on the life of antiapartheid activist Onkgopotse Tiro, earned awards for Best Script, Best Actor, and the Finest of the Festival award, shared with “Oorwinnings Reis” and “Lamentations.” Ka Nobakabona’s work is a moving testimony to the power of art to educate and preserve history.