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.
Thank you to Hasse Lundberg – the photographer, and one of our lovely guests at the Villa, who went shark cage diving with Sharkdive Unlimited in Gaansbai. One of the many incredibly wonderful experiences to do in Cape Town.
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From: March 5, 2016 at 9:00am
To: December 31, 2016 at 3:00pm
The 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.
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!
From: March 5, 2016 at 1:30pm
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
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28 to 29 February
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
Tel: 021 554 6270
Website: Craft Market
Facebook: Kirstenbosch Market
South Africa vs Australia
9 March 2016
International t20: South Africa vs Australia.
Venue: Newlands Cricket Stadium, 146 Campground Rd, Newlands, Cape Town (some 11 km from An African Villa – 8 minutes by cab – fare approx R150).
Cost: R200 – R280
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
and 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.
PARAGLIDING IN CAPE TOWN,
Here’s your chance to do a tandem paraglide from the iconic peak which looms behind An African Villa! Perfectly safe and perfectly exhilarating! The staff at the Villa will recommend a company and book a flight for you. Have the ride of your life!
Why not spice up your Cape Town trip with a little adventure!
If staying at An African Villa our staff will gladly book you a day trip on one of the most amazing adventures you are likely ever to undertake! Our recommended Eco-friendly shark diving experts will collect you at the hotel, feed you (no NOT to the sharks!) and drop you off again in the evening.