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2019 Absa Cape Epic

2019 Absa Cape Epic

The Absa Cape Epic is a physically grueling and mentally demanding mountain bike multi-stage race. It is hosted in South Africa’s Western Cape region amidst arguably some of the most beautiful natural surroundings in Africa. Every year the race follows a different route that takes riders through rugged terrain, up rocky climbs and down thrilling technical descents. It is an eight-day journey that has, over the years, become a rite of passage for mountain bikers the world over.

The race attracts professional and serious amateur entrants from across the planet that participate in two-person teams. It’s a test of skill, fitness, partnership, equipment and mettle and provides a rider experience that is a benchmark for world mountain biking.

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Sunday 17 March 2019 06:45am
Arniston & Overberg Educational Photo-Tour 2019

Arniston Overberg Educational Photo Tour 2019

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Thursday 21 March 2019 09:30am
Reforest Fest Friends Weekend 2019

Reforest Fest Friends Weekend 2019


Reforest Fest is Africa’s largest annual reforestation festival! Each March, we bring people together in Platbos Forest in partnership with the Platbos Forest Reserve to plant thousands of trees, dance to live local bands, learn with sustainability leaders, camp under the stars, and be inspired by positive collective action.


‣ Grassy Spark
‣ The Steezies
‣ Don't Poke The Bear
‣ Toby2shoes
‣ Jews For Techno
‣ DJ Crashlove
‣ Ali B
‣ Vukazithathe
‣ Jason Barty
‣ Frances Clare
‣ Devin Harmer
‣ Live Lounge
‣ Jeremy de Tolly


As always, we’ve jam-packed our Friends Weekend full of delightful things to do and experience:



‣ Provided by ReUnion Yoga
‣ Vinyasa with Carelene De Jager
‣ Budokon with Carmen Petre


‣ Ian McCullum/ Rediscovering Ourselves in Nature
‣ Claudia Waller/ Africa by Bicycle
‣ Petco/ This T-shirt is made from Plastic Bottles
‣ Camila Lopez / Impact0
‣ Sarah Kennan / Leonista


‣ Workshop: Carlo Randall / First People Indigenous
‣ Walk: Francois Krige / Platbos Forest
‣ Workshop: Jess Tyrrell / Wilderdom

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PS: If you have kids in tow, maybe you'd like to join us for the Reforest Fest Family Weekend 2019?

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Friday 22 March 2019 02:00pm
Hoerikwaggo 5 Day Table Mountain Slack Pack Hike

Hoerikwaggo 5 Day Table Mountain Slack Pack Hike



- Luxury tented camps within Table Mountain National Park
- Cape Point Nature Reserve
- Kommetjie and Slangkop Light House
- Walking across Noordhoek Beach
- Panoramic Views of Atlantic Ocean and False Bay
- Kirstenbosch
- Fauna and Flora of Table Mountain
- Spotting a flowering Disa in Nature
- Table Mountain Cable Car

Inclusive in Package

Hiking Permits & Cable Car ticket

Trail Guide &Driver

Return CPT International Transport by Mercedes Sprinter

Transfers between accommodation and starting/ending point each day

Accommodation in luxury tented camps

Breakfast and dinner each day during the hike

Sunday 24 March 2019 10:00am
Watershed Live at Stanford Hills

Watershed Live at Stanford Hills

Watershed will be performing live at the beautiful Stanford Hills on Sunday 24 March - make sure you don't miss out if you are in the area!

Gates will open at 13h30 and Watershed will be on stage at 16h30.

Picnic baskets on sale, cash bar, food stalls. Please no own food and drinks to be brought in.

Bring blankets or low chairs for seating.

Sunday 24 March 2019 01:30pm
South African Culinary Art

South African Culinary Art

Come and enjoy this magnificent course, which will be presented in a tranquil Country setting.
I will be presenting a workshop on decor and table settings for picnic style, casual events, as well as for evening, more formal parties or events.
We will prepare a picnic in the Countryside and braai Snoek and Sweet Potatoes pure South African style.
Come and learn the art of making some traditional South African cuisine, like Waterblommetjie soup, Springbok pie with veggies that we will pick in our organic garden, just to name a few.
Learn how to make a few South African desserts like Milk Tart, and some Sweet Pastries.
After the course you will leave with the knowledge of how to prepare all of the above meals, and you will have experienced the hospitality of Swellendam and its beautiful surroundings.

About the facilitator, Morne Oerson

I was born and bred in Swellendam and finished my school career at Swellendam High School in 1995. I furthered my studies in Marketing Management at Tygerberg College (now known as Northlink College) in Cape Town and decided to stay on in Cape Town for a few years to broaden my horizons. I subsequently started to work in the Hospitality Industry and eventually realized that preparing food and working with people are my big passions in life. I moved back to Swellendam after a few years and started my own company, Morne’s Catering & Décor. An opportunity arose to facilitate a workshop for the Swellendam Winter School and I immediately decided to make use of said opportunity so that I can share my love and passion of my work with other people.

Tuesday 26 March 2019 02:00pm
The Secrets of Wildebraam

The Secrets of Wildebraam

Always wanted to make your own home-made preserves, chutneys and pickles but lacked the know-how? Let us show you how and tell you “why”?

This course is an opportunity for the novice to learn hands-on how to make a selection of products under the watchful eye of our experienced cooks. This is not an exam, we will be helping and guiding you all the way in a relaxed and friendly environment. At the end of the day, you will have prepared, cooked and bottled your own products (Blackberry and Fig Jam, Peach Atchar, Chilli Beetroot and Piccallili) to be taken home and shared with loved ones.

We will gladly answer questions relating to any products we manufacture but you have not made during the course. There will also be an opportunity to observe factory staff in action, ask questions about any other products and aspects of business etc
We will suppl all cooking utensils, ingredients, packaging and cooking materials: enough to take home 24 jars at a cost of R500.

BE PREPARED Please bring along a favorite apron and a few tea towels

Meet the facilitator

Natalie Turck is the entrepreneurial owner of Wildebraam, a small manufacturing facility supplying home-made preserves, pickles relishes and chutney’s to the South African retail market. Wildebraam is situated on a beautiful berry farm in the picturesque Hermitage Valley, Swellendam. What started as a home -industry in 1998 has blossomed into a commercial enterprise supplying a formidable range of delicious products to local restaurants, farm stalls and retail food chain stores. Wildebraam prides itself on producing top quality products, using age-old recipes and only the freshest local produce. Artificial preservatives and colorants are avoided at all cost and the highest quality assured with small cooking batches.
Natalie herself has a strong business & marketing background and is willing to share insightful cooking, packaging and business experience with both the novice” jam maker” as well as startup entrepreneurs.

Tuesday 26 March 2019 02:00pm
Kos Lekker Kos

Kos Lekker Kos

Introduction to cooking local cuisine and mastering the fine skills of various traditional dishes.
Imagine a tantalizing food journey in the picturesque nature setting of Bontebok Park
From kneading dough for your own Roosterkoek on an open fire …
Experiencing the flavours of Waterblommetjie Bredie or a nice spicy Cape Malay Curry, Roti & Sambals
For your sweet tooth…the making & indulging in mouthwatering Koesister doughuts along with a cup of egte “boeretroos” Moer Koffie….
This will be some of the tasty treats that will await you on you Lekker Kos course, of course!

About the Facilitators: Jamie Le Roe and Lawrence Scheepers

Jamie was born & raised in Swellendam & Suurbraak. After matric she moved to Cape Town whereshe studied Tourism Management at Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Soon a career in hospitality followed which resulted her working in various areas of this industry including Food and Beverage. Her love for Hospitality & Food stems from deep family roots.
Jamie’s skills and talents are all thanks to her late grandmother who had passed on a lot of her knowledge. From Potbrood baking to Jam & doughnut making … all artisan skills of tremendous value now.
In presenting their “KOS OFCOURSE … LEKKER KOS!!!”- Food Course Jamie hopes to pass on her legacy of good food, hospitality and tradition along with her childhood friend & collegue, Lawrence Scheepers.
Lawrence’s passion for cooking and the creative urge started at a young age. He followed his dream and qualified as a professional chef at Northlink College. This was followed by a term of cooking at Woodfield Country Club in Florida, back to Hermanus and finally back to his hometown Swellendam. He has immense experience in fine dining and banqueting as well as in rustic local cuisine and bread baking on open coals. As a chef Lawrence has a commitment to cooking great food made with fresh, local ingredients and paying acute attention to detail.He is currently working for the Department of Health ensuring that patients receive all their nutritional needs.

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Wednesday 27 March 2019 09:00am

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