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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.

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
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FacebookKirstenbosch Market

 

 

*Watershed – At the V&A Waterfront

FASHION, JEWELLERY, ART AND SO MUCH MORE!
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This beautiful space is home to more than 150 tenants who represent over 365 brands. A vast selection of products can be found here from ceramics and furniture to textiles, fashion and jewellery. This vibrant addition to the V&A Waterfront also includes the Jubilee Exhibition Hall and smaller spaces which play host to world famous exhibitions, live entertainment and workshops. From December, the celebrated Art of Brick will be housed here. Not only a place to shop,  the Watershed also offers a range of treatments available for your mind, body and soul which can all be found at ‘Wellness at the Watershed’ on the mezzanine level.

FOR MORE INFOMATION: http://www.waterfront.co.za/Shop/Pages/Watershed-Overview.aspx

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*Kirstenbosch Boomslang (“tree snake”)

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THE TREE SNAKE! http://www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch/tree-canopy-walkway

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The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway is a new curved steel and timber bridge that winds and dips its way through and over the trees of the Arboretum. Inspired by a snake skeleton, and informally called ‘The Boomslang‘ (meaning tree snake), it is a low-maintenance, low-impact sculptural raised walkway.

* The Battle of the Bakeries!

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CHARLIE’S BAKERY http://www.charlysbakery.co.za/
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This wacky bakery sprang to fame when it was featured in a television series highlighting the extremely flamboyant, “over the top” confections created by this team. Sadly Charlie herself passed away recently but her daughters carry on the tradition. Well worth a visit!

CASSIS BAKERY http://www.cassis.co.za/stores/gardens-salon-de-the/
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With a string of excellent reviews, the new Cassis Salon de Thé in Gardens has proved to be a fashionable destination with its variety of breakfasts, light meals and sweet or savoury delights. Sophisticated but fun, the Garden’s salon is a contemporary blend of innovative finishes and our founding elements such as our always prominent purple branding.

LIMNOS BAKERY http://www.limnosbakers.co.za/
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The relaxed European décor style coffee shops hum with atmosphere and ambiance where clients can savour goodies from the variety of light meals – not to mention our superior quality cakes and pastries.

* A New Tourist Bus Route.

NEW ROUTING FOR TOURIST BUS

 imageThere are several stops for the tourist buses within walking distance of An African Villa.

The bus company has introduced a new routing system. The so-called RED BUS (Stop 6 from the Villa) now only goes around the Camps Bay coast, Waterfront and up to the Table Mountain Cableway.

However, you can tag on an additional loop called THE YELLOW BUS free of charge which takes in the historic City Centre.

We recommend that you walk to stop 15 (Mount Nelson) from the hotel and take the YELLOW ROUTE first before swapping to the RED ROUTE. This makes an excellent introduction to the city.

If you have time (and especially on a SUNDAY when the city more or less shuts down) we recommend that you take the BLUE ROUTE which takes in Kirstenbosch, one or two Constantia wine farms (another FREE add-on) and the lovely Hout Bay valley. This is called the “MINI PENINSULA TOUR” but do not be fooled into thinking that it can replace the actual Cape Peninsula Tour – Penguins, Cape of Good Hope, and fantastic coastal scenery.

 FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.citysightseeing.co.za/compare-tours

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