Monthly Archives: November 2016

Arts & Culture

Image result for CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM cape townA New Contemporary Art Museum for Cape Town

A new contemporary art museum is opening in Cape Town in 2017, in the historic Grain Silo at the V&A Waterfront. The museum is expected to cost over R500 million for the development, but from the pictures released so far, it looks like it will be worth every cent! The Grain Silo is a fascinating structure that was built in the early 1920s. Standing at an impressive 57m tall, it is an integral part of the Cape Town skyline. Transforming this structure into a world-class art museum is sure to breathe new life into the beautiful old building.

The Dark Tower Starts Filming in Cape Town
Being a long-time fan of Stephen King, news of The Dark Tower filming in Cape Town is certainly exciting. Described by Stephen King as part western, part Lord of the Rings, this series follows legendary gunslinger-slash-truth-seeker Roland Deschain on his journey to find the Dark Tower. The Wire actor Idris Elba has been cast as Roland, with True Detective star Matthew McConaughey playing the mysterious Walter/Man in Black and Vikings star Katheryn Winnick in a yet-to-be announced role.

Summer is here!

November is here, and that means that the countdown to summer has officially begun in Cape Town!
The month before festive season kicks off in earnest is always exciting, with plenty to see and do. Many companies will be organising their year-end functions, a number of locals have planned their annual leave and plenty of international visitors are getting ready to come to Cape Town for the holidays. The city’s beaches are getting busier as the weather continues to heat up, the festive atmosphere is in full swing, and the Mother City is just about ready for a cracker of a summer.
Image result for cape town summerHere are some suggestions on what to do in Cape Town:

Haute Cabrière Wine Estate
In Franschhoek, you can plan a relaxing, rewarding day out in the beautiful Cape Winelands. This premier estate produces Methode Cap Classiques and other wines. You’ll be able to taste wines, enjoy a meal, get a lesson in sabrage (the method of opening a champagne bottle with a sabre) and have a tour of the estate.

High Tea at the Mount Nelson
Who says year-end parties in Cape Town have to involve late nights and hangovers? An elegant High Tea at the Mount Nelson will allow you and your team to enjoy plenty of delightful treats along with fine teas and coffees. The full afternoon tea is bigger and a bit pricier, while the smaller morning tea is a lighter, more affordable option. For bookings, 2016 prices and other info, contact +27 (0)21 483 1000 or reservations@mountnelson.co.za.

Table Mountain
Table Mountain offers a range of venues for hire, including the breath-taking Twelve Apostles Terrace, Cafe Balcony and Kiosk Viewing Deck on the lower cable station. Each venue caters a specific number of guests, while platter menus are available along with a range of other options. This is a great place for lunch, breakfast, afternoon tea or sundowners, with plenty of magical views and a laid-back atmosphere that is perfect for office parties. For more info on available function packages, email functions@tablemountain.net.

RUSH Trampoline Park
For something a bit different, RUSH Trampoline Park at Stadium on Main in Claremont offers a number of group function options. Choose from teambuilding events to parties and Cosmic Rush events that have an in-house DJ to add to the bouncing. This is a great way to let off steam after a long, hard year. You’ll get to act like kids again as you jump around! For more info and pricing, contact infoct@rushsa.co.za or +27 (0)21 683 3841.

Pole Dancing
For those who work in all-girl or mostly girl teams, pole dancing can be an entertaining way to end off the year. This fitness dance event is not all about learning how to shake what your momma gave you either. It can be an amazing way to gain confidence, boost morale and empower your team. There are many pole dance providers out there to choose from – do some research to find providers near your office. You could also consider burlesque parties, which are equally entertaining.

A little bit for everyone :)