TABLE MOUNTAIN WINE SAFARI

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A wine tasting safari with magnificent views from the lower slopes of this iconic Mountain? Yes, you read right! Henri Bruce, of the Durbanville Hills Wine Estate is available for taking our guests on a three hour rugged drive on this Safari vehicle around the front face of Table Mountain. The trip includes snacks and several glasses of some of this award-winning winery’s best vintages. There are also snacks on offer to compliment the wines. It’s a most unusual experience and fits well with a visit in conjunction with your obligatory Table Mountain top visit (whether hiking or by cable car.)

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The cost is a very reasonable R350 per person for the wine tasting journey. The safari starts at the parking lot just off the Kloof Nek access road to the Cable Station (Tafelberg Rd). It is recommended that you book your Cableway Tickets online before the time as these are not included in the wine excursion fee. Henri will drop you off at the lower cable station (or at Platteklip Gorge if hiking) on the way back from your

Be prepared for superb views, possibly some chilly winds and sightings of resident raptors. Dress warmly,  though cosy blankets are provided. Minimum of 2 passengers, maximum 6. Ask the reception staff at An African Villa to reserve your places!

The Fugard Studio Theatre – I See You

6 – 28 MAY 2016
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | R150 – R170

Written by writer, actor and director Mongiwekhaya (Ubu and the Truth Commission; The Feather Collector), the play marks the directorial debut of Olivier award winner Noma Dumezweni, who was last seen in the Fugard Theatre’s production of A Human Being Died That Night (in Cape Town, Johannesburg, London and New York) and who will play Hermione Granger in the forthcoming Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London’s West End.

I See You

http://www.thefugard.com/whats-on/coming-soon

GOOD COMPANY FARMERS MARKET

From:  March 5, 2016 at 9:00am
To:      December 31, 2016 at 3:00pm

 

market2016The newly established Farmers Market in the Company Gardens  by the name of the Good Company Farmers Market was inaugurated late last year towards the end of November. The idea is to have a weekly Saturday Farmers Market where you can collect your fresh produce like your organic veggies, breads and cheeses, and then sit down afterwards and have your breakfast  like eggs Benedict on potato rostis paired with coffee or a freshly squeezed juice. The space is ideal for luncheon under the trees offering a large variety of meals ranging from burgers, pizzas, veggie meals to pulled pork paninis. All this may be enjoyed with either a fresh smoothie or something a little more delectable like a glass of vino, bubbles or ice cold beer on tap.
There are several lifestyle  products on offer too which are all locally produced in South Africa and are of exceptionally high quality. There are even beautifully written books available.
The space is magnificently situated under the ancient old oaks in the Paddocks area which is at the top end of the Company’s Gardens, alongside the Iziko National Gallery. There are rolling lawns that are adjacent to the Market Area which are ideal for picnicing with the whole family. We encourage families to stroll down from the surrounding neighborhood with their children on bicycles and bringing along the family dog. The space is extremely child and dog friendly!
Every Saturday, we are offering live music which showcases local talent and Gavin Minter has been given the task to present amazing performing artists.
So do pop along, tell a friend or bring a family member and come enjoy this glorious space of ours nestled under Table Mountain in the Company’s Garden. Luckily for our guest who are  staying at An African Villa you have the  option of walking to the company gardens which will take you approximately 15 minutes.
Good Company Farmers Market
Every Saturday 9am-3pm
Contact Shelley if you require any assistance or if you are keen to join the market.
076 722 5800.

* CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR

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2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour: 6 March

Several of our regulars at An African Villa are riding again this year. Welcome back guys! Cape Town – The world’s largest individually-timed cycle race is happening on Sunday 6 March and this year it won’t be the shortened version but the whole 109km – the 2015 race was shortened due to raging fires at the time.

For all guests of An African Villa who are departing our shores on Sunday the 6th of March, BE WARNED, THERE ARE EXTENSIVE ROAD CLOSURES ON THE AIRPORT ROUTE TO ACCOMMODATE THE THROUSANDS OF CYCLISTS WHO WILL BE RIDING THIS YEAR. BEst to make use of the alternative N1/M5/M3 route option and leave at least an hour early!

The Tea Princess

From: March 5, 2016 at 1:30pm
To: 6:30pm

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The Tea Princess Presents: South Africa`s First Annual High Tea Festival Series 2016

The most anticipated, exclusive event of the year has arrived. South Africa`s first Annual High Tea Festival Series 2016, is proudly brought to you by the specialists in High Tea in South Africa, The Tea Princess. An event like this has never been held in South Africa before, this festival will highlight and showcase teas of the world, tea sets, products, food, clothing, jewellery and everything opulent associated with a High Tea.
Where better to kick off and host The Tea Princess first Annual High Tea Festival Series 2016 than the world famous and breath takingly beautiful  Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town. Ladies and Gentleman, guests and friends of An African Villa, its time to dress up to the teas and feel like a Lord and Lady if just for an afternoon.

 

Kirstenbosch Craft and Food Market

Kirstenbosch Craft and Food Market

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28 to 29 February 

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The Kirstenbosch Craft and Food Market celebrates it’s 25th year and invites guests to shop in boutique stalls for clothing, jewellery, pottery, and wood carvings. While you shop, you can listen to University of Cape Town’s musicians or enjoy a picnic on the lawns to end the day. Children are welcome.

Venue: Stone Cottages, cnr of Kirstenbosch Dr and Rhodes Av, Newlands, Cape Town
Time: 9am
Cost: Free

Tel: 021 554 6270
Emailcraftmarket@botsoc-kirstenbosch.org.za
WebsiteCraft Market
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* Abseil off Table Mountain

GET YOUR PULSE RACING

Step off the top at 1000 metres above sea level, and Abseil into mind-blowing vertical space. The panoramic views from the top of Table Mountain are breath taking, but the views from the abseil are even better. Descending down the side of a sheer cliff you will have Camps Bay, the Atlantic Seaboard

Abseil Afriica Table Mountain Abseil Photographsand the deep blue ocean at your feet with the Twelve Apostles at your side. The Table Mountain Abseil is guaranteed to get your pulse racing.

 

 

As a guest at An African Villa, our staff will gladly reserve a flight for you with one of the top abseil companies in the city.