Scuba diving after dark – an unforgettable experience.
Scuba diving after dark is not everyone’s thing, but for divers who seek a firm dose of adrenaline and those want to do something different, night diving it is an unforgettable experience. Where to go for a night dive? Scuba Shack Diving Centre in Cape Town is one of the diving schools that organises night dives in the waters around Cape Town.
A night dive is incredibly exciting and even a bit scary at times as, apart from the beam of light from your torch, it is pitch black around you. That does not mean it is dangerous, in contrary. The underwater world by night is incredibly fascinating: while your eyes adapt themselves to the dark, you will discover more and more about the ocean by night.
For more info:http://www.capetownmagazine.com/things-to-do-cape-town/scuba-diving-by-night/15_101_1431
Take a gander at local creations along this Cape Town township’s first permanent art gallery route.
Get a taste of South African history, contemporary art and local culture all in one helping with a visit to the Langa Township Arts Gallery (Langa TAG), which is running daily (except on Sundays) until Thursday, 8 January 2015 as part of the Maboneng Township Arts Experience.
Chosen as one of the World Design Capital 2014 official projects, the unique exhibition is hosted in 10 different homes in Langa, one of South Africa’s oldest townships, where local and international visitors can peruse artists’ creations and talk to the ‘gallery’ owners. Art lovers and casual appreciators can expect to see works from established locals, like Zolani Siphungela, Velile Soha and Patrick Holo, as well learn more about the narratives that underpin the community.
For more info:http://www.capetownmagazine.com/events/the-langa-tag-township-arts-gallery-tour/11_37_55612
Route 62’s popular food and wine affair returns in 2015 for two whole months of sipping and swirling.
Believe it, because it’s true! Wine connoisseurs and budding vintners are in for a treat when the 2015 Robertson Hands-on Harvest festival barrels back onto the social calendar for a full seven weeks from Saturday, 7 February to Sunday, 29 March 2015.
Once only a weekend affair, this much-loved Winelands event debuted its extended 50-day format in 2014 to great success, and this year, fans of the festival can expect an equally lengthy programme. Now in its seventh year, the fruity fiesta is bigger and better than ever and is poised to shake up Route 62 during the 2015 harvest season.
For more info:http://www.capetownmagazine.com/robertson-hands-on-harvest
Michael Bublé – South Africa 2015
Big Concerts is very pleased to confirm that the multi Grammy award winning, Canadian superstar, Michael Bublé, will be returning to South Africa in 2015 for 4 special concert dates. Catch him live in Durban on 17th March 2015 at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Cape Town on 19th March 2015 at Cape Town Stadium and Johannesburg on 21st and 22nd March 2015 at The Dome. Presented by 702, East Coast Radio and M-Net.
Michael Bublé has achieved global sales of 45 million albums in the course of his extraordinary decade long career. His previous ‘Crazy Love’ tour sold out in 80 US cities and was seen by over 2 million fans worldwide including 5 sold out dates in Cape Town and Johannesburg, while the album ‘Crazy Love’ has now passed 7.6 million sales. Bublé’s last CD, the multi-platinum ‘Christmas’, was the second biggest selling album of 2011 following Adele and has spent almost 2 and half years on the album chart. His latest release ‘To Be Loved’ debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Magazine Top 200 pop charts
For more info: http://www.bigconcerts.co.za/show/michael_bubl_-1041
Join South Africa’s Finest Wineries at the Tops at Spar Gugulethu wine festival
The 2011 debut TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival was the shining star in Cape Town over the 27th and 28th May 2011 weekend. It was hailed as a major success by the 2050 visitors, 37 exhibitors and over 120 media that attended over the two evenings on the rooftop of the Gugulethu Square Mall.
The festival was officially opened by Cape Town Premier Helen Zille, who commented that you can no longer say Cape Town is not a wonderfully integrated city as one looked over the sea of people that packed the wine tasting marquee on Friday. She thanked co-founders Mzoli Ngcawuzele and Lungile Mbalo for their vision in bringing people together in wine and spent an hour walking, talking and taking questions.
It is a sobering certainty to our South African Wineries that we have a very large, very smart, new wine-loving market and they are just across the road and they must adjust their marketing campaigns to include wine festivals like Soweto and Gugulethu to speak to this market directly. It is the wine ‘trailblazers’, the early adopters that will remain in the hearts and minds of these consumers in the long run.
For more info: http://www.gugulethuwinefestival.co.za/About-us.htm
For the perfect way to end hot summer days, head to the Southern Sun Waterfront hotel for delicious 2-for-1 cocktails on the pool deck from 17:00-19:00.
Must-tries include the cranberry flavoured Ama-lekkerlicious, the fresh lime and honey infused Fish Eagle Rio and the hotel’s signature cocktail, the Cape Strawberry Daiquiri made with fresh strawberries and Collison’s White Gold Brandy.
The Southern Sun Waterfront cocktail happy hour takes place daily from 17:00-19:00.
For more info: http://www.capetown.travel/events/entry/sizzling-summer-cocktails-at-the-southern-sun-waterfront
A riotously good time at the Rumbullion in Camps Bay
Set on what is arguably one of Camps Bay’s loftiest viewpoints; the Rumbullion eases up on the fine dining atmosphere of neighbouring Roundhouse, and opts for a more relaxed picnic-style cuisine on the terraces and lawns. Come bask in the natural, leisurely atmosphere with friends and family, while enjoying The Rumbullion’s delicious pizzas and one of the most enviable views on Earth!
For more info: http://www.travelstart.co.za/blog/40-things-to-do-in-cape-town-under-r200/
Design Indaba, the globally acclaimed creative fandango that’s put Cape Town on the world map as an international hotbed of innovation, dishes up yet another year of multifaceted events in 2015. Taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and a few subsidiary venues from Friday, 20 February to Sunday, 1 March 2015, the much-anticipated multidisciplinary experience – it includes a conference, simulcast, expo, film festival and music fair – looks to, beyond all else, get the creative juices flowing in the Mother City.
This creative celebration opens with a cinematic festival from Friday, 20 February to Sunday, 1 March 2015 at the Labia. Known as the Design Indaba FilmFest, this showcase brings a first-rate assortment of design-orientated films to the historic Cape Town cinema.
For more information: http://www.designindaba.com/festival
The haute couture equestrian event of the year is ‘Made for the Mix’ in 2015.
Horse racing is as much a part of summer as are visits to the beach and poolside cocktails, and what better way to experience this sizzling season than at one of South Africa’s most celebrated outdoor social, fashion and sporting events of the year. That’s right, the J&B Met will, for the 38th time, merge equestrian prowess with high fashion at the Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town on Saturday, 31 January 2015.
This year’s theme, ‘Made for the Mix’, celebrates the unique result that comes from mixing contrasting elements and encourages the well-heeled to shake things up on the fashion front with multiple styles of sophisticated and glamorous garb. After all, while tradition and equestrian pageantry may constitute the core of the historical horse race, the J&B Met is just as much about ground-breaking haute couture that challenges conventions and celebrates bold attitudes. Or, more simply, it’s about decadence, debauchery and ‘who’ you’re wearing.
For more info: http: //www.capetownmagazine.com/jb-met
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Orpheus in Africa tells the little known story of the American impresario Orpheus McAdoo and his African-American Virginia Jubilee Singers, who visited South Africa in the 1890’s. Their tour began in Scotland where Orpheus met Lady Loch – the wife of the British Governor of the Cape – who invited them to Cape Town. It was here some 125 years ago that the Jubilee Singers became an unlikely overnight sensation.
With South African star tenor Aubrey Poo (Muvhango, Scandal, The Wild, Rent, Dreamgirls) in the lead role, David Kramer’s new young company will recreate the unique vocal style of that period, singing many of the well known jubilee spirituals, such as – “Roll Jordan Roll”, “Swing Low Sweet Chariot”, “The Gospel Train” and “Down By The Riverside” as well as a number of new works Kramer has specially composed. Orpheus’s fiancé, Mattie Allen, will be played by Lynelle Kenned (Blood Brothers, Showboat, Poskantoor).
For more info: http: //www.thefugard.com/whats-on/currently-on/item/david-kramer-s-orpheus-in-Africa
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