Mount Nelson Hotel Wine and Dine Series 2011

The legendary food and wine pairing series at the luxurious Mount Nelson Hotel starts tonight and will continue one day each month until the end of the year.

This year you can look forward to:
28 January: Overgaauw, Winemaker – David van Velden
25 February: Hamilton Russell, Winemaker – Hannes Storm
25 March: Waterkloof, Winemaker – Werner Engelbreght
29 April: Vergelegen, Winemaker – Andre van Rensberg
27 May: Bouchard Finlayson, Winemaker/Owner – Peter Finlayson
24 June: Neil Ellis, Owner – Neil Ellis
29 July: Groote Post, Winemaker – Lukas Wentzel
26 August: Rust & Vrede, Winemaker – Coenie Snyman
30 September: Deetlefs, Winemaker – Willie Stofberg
28 October: Boschendal, Winemaker – Lizelle Gerber
25 November: Moreson, Winemaker – Clayton Reabow
9 December: Boekenhoutskloof, Winemaker – Marc Kent

The evenings start off at 7pm with a pre-dinner drink and then its followed by a menus from Chef Rudi Liebenberg and the evening continues.

* Price:

395 per person which includes a seven-course dinner with matching wines.
* Time/s:

19h00
* Contact: +27 (0)21 483 1000
* Location: The Garden Room at Mount Nelson Hotel

Cape Town International Tattoo Convention: Southern Ink Xposure 3

The world and subculture of body art is at the Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront BMW Pavilion Conference Centre this weekend for the Cape Town International Tattoo Convention Ink Xposure 3 where some of the top tattoo artists in the world, vendors and more will keep tattoo fans busy.

“Southern Ink Xposure was created out of the need for a professional, internationally recognised tattoo lifestyles event to be staged within Southern Africa. With South Africa, and Cape Town in particular, being widely regarded as a unique, exciting and value-for-money destination to those seeking to collect unique, professional tattoo art as well as for artists
wishing to show off their talents in an exotic locale, an international tattoo convention held in Cape Town seemed a logical conclusion.

SixLove Events, having been crucially involved in local and global tattoo culture for well over a decade, recognised this fact and decided to address the need for an event of this stature to be held in South Africa.

For South Africans, Southern Ink Xposure provides an arena where the public can be exposed to some of the finest tattoo artists in the world and revel in the positive aspects of the tattoo lifestyle without having to travel abroad.

Southern Ink Xposure is a regular fixture on the international tattoo convention circuit, and is already considered the “must do” convention for the world’s top tattoo artists.”

* Price: R 100 – R 250
* Time/s: Friday 28 Jan – 17H00 Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 – 17H00

The J&B Met 2011 Photo gallery

The J&B was a huge success, a lot of walking and a lot of fabulous dresses.

Our camera’s 18-200mm lens did not make it to the event hence we only had a 75-300 lens and you might notice that in the gallery. The jockeys and their horses also made it in some of the photos but mostly fancy woman in hot dress as well as some celebrities.

There were also the few odd ones, like the cave man and woman.

ANC calls for calm amidst Nelson Mandela hospital panic

The ANC asked today that the privacy of Nelson Mandela would be respected. Former president Nelson Mandela is currently in Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg while undergoing what the ANC calls ” a routine medical check up”.

The ANC also said that they appeal for calm “We appeal – particularly to the media fraternity – to refrain from making unfounded and unwarranted speculation in relation to Madiba’s health. In the same vain we also request the media, in particular, to give Madiba’s family and the hospital the necessary privacy.”

“We call on all South Africans to remain calm regarding the hospitalisation of Madiba and not press any panic buttons, as there is no reason for that whatsoever. We, again, wish to inform all South Africans that if there is any change in the hospitalisation of Madiba, including his discharge from hospital, they will be communicated to.”

The South African International Beer Festival

The South African International Beer Festival is up ahead in February.

Capetonians will be able to taste both local and international beer under one roof. They will be able to experience BEER!

There will be beer from all over the world, beer subcultures, mini pubs, artefacts and things for sale

There will also be some entertainment and the Zip Zap circus.
The day of the festival the Super 15 rugby will be on showed on 15 big lcd tv’s.

There will also be food and traditional and cultural food stalls.

Venue: Zip Zap Circus Dome

Cost is R160.

Time: 11am – 11pm (Sunday until 6pm)

Date: 25th-27th February 2011

Cape Town Carnival 2011

On Saturday the 19th of March 2011 more than 2500 costumed performers, dancers and all kinds of moving people will dance their way through Cape Town’s Long street for the second Cape Town Carnival.
The massive dancing, bouncing group of fire dancers, jugglers, musicians, bands and 10 floats will make their way through Long Street.

The theme is “The Dream of the Future” and this will be the reflection of the dancers and crowds moving through the streets.

When the last float passes through the Carnival Corridor a massive street party will begin with DJ Fresh blasting the volume. People can then enjoy the scenery and dance the night away. The party will continue until midnight.

The Carnival was started when a bunch of Capetonians went to the Rio Carnival where thought about it and could not find something similar.

The same people said that the African version will have a distinctive “African beat”.

Cape Town Carnival 2011

On Saturday the 19th of March 2011 more than 2500 costumed performers, dancers and all kinds of moving people will dance their way through Cape Town’s Long street for the second Cape Town Carnival.
The massive dancing, bouncing group of fire dancers, jugglers, musicians, bands and 10 floats will make their way through Long Street.

The theme is “The Dream of the Future” and this will be the reflection of the dancers and crowds moving through the streets.

When the last float passes through the Carnival Corridor a massive street party will begin with DJ Fresh blasting the volume. People can then enjoy the scenery and dance the night away. The party will continue until midnight.

The Carnival was started when a bunch of Capetonians went to the Rio Carnival where thought about it and could not find something similar.

The same people said that the African version will have a distinctive “African beat”.

Cape Town stadium to host another double-header

This coming Friday, 28 January the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point will host another major football game, or rather a double-header soccer event.

Vasco da Gama and Ajax Cape Town will face off against Golden Arrows and Moroka Swallows.

The last double-header was sold out, there were around 40 000 people this time however there are only 20 000 tickets available.

The gates of the Cape Town stadium will be opened at 16:00, Vasco Da Gama will take on Golden arrows and at 18:00 Ajax Cape Town will take on Moroka Swallows at 20:45

The Fan Walk will also be functioning.

The following road closures will be enforced on Friday:

Road

Time of closure

Fritz Sonnenberg Road – McDonalds entrance to Vlei Road

00:00 to 24:00

Fritz Sonnenberg Road – Granger Bay Boulevard to McDonalds entrance

17:00 to 24:00

Fritz Sonnenberg Road – Granger Bay Boulevard to Portswood Road

17:00 to 24:00

Fritz Sonnenberg Road – Vlei Road to Stephan Way

15:00 to 24:00

Granger Bay Boulevard – Western Boulevard to Beach Road

17:00 to 24:00

Vlei Road – Western Boulevard to Fritz Sonnenberg Road

15:00 to 24:00

Beach Road – Portswood Road to Haul Road

22:00 to 23:30

Portswood Road (North Bound Lane only) – Western Boulevard to Beach Road

22:00 to 23:30
.

Cape Town Stadium gates will open at 16:00. Spectators are requested to heed the following rules:

* Short, fold-up umbrellas will be allowed
* No cameras with extended photographic lenses
* No food and drink (full catering services including Halaal and Kosher will be available at the venue)
* No prams or bicycles
* Please sit in your allocated seat

Prescribed medications such as inhalers and diabetic syringes will be allowed.

City of Cape Town reveals new first Non-Motorised Transport route

A new Non-motorised transport route will be launched on February the 1st 2011.

People from all over Cape Town are invited to get in their cycle gear or take their commuter cycles and join the 8km trip from Woodbridge Island in Milnerton to the CBD.

Media, Cyclists and everyone else interested can be at Woodbridge Island at around 6:30am where it will be shown that commuting to work is fun.

The Mayor of Cape Town, Dan Plato will also be there.

Formula One Grand Prix plans in Cape Town from 2013

Never mind the Olympics or the FIFA World Cup, South Africa is now bidding to host one of the most spectacular motor races on the planet. A sport that is watched and enjoyed as one of the most entertaining vehicle sports namely the Formula One Grand Prix.

Cape Town is the hopeful city of the future Grand Prix that if chosen would be hosted in Cape Town from 2013.

The last time a Grand Prix was held in Cape Town was in 1993.

Cape Town which is already the travel capital of South Africa as well as the most beautiful city in Africa and one of the most magnificent in the world will plans to style the streets into a Monaco styled race course.

The plans to reshape the city’s roads to conform to racing standards could cost a bank and a half, some have estimated the cost to more than one billion rand but it might be well worth it.

The great thing about the Formula One is that it happens every year and is not just a once off experience, this will bring tourists and will boost the economy and image of Cape Town tremendously.

The planned route will start at Green Point and continue throughout the city and the Cape Town Stadium could be the centre point for this magnificent idea.

We’ll keep you updated.

A blog about minimalism

This website has been a blog, a news site and even at some point a porn site. Now it is my blog ( if you find anything offensive please report it so i can remove it).

This website has been a blog, a news site and even at some point a porn site. Now it is my blog ( if you find anything offensive please report it so i can remove it).

I will attempt to blog about minimalism and the way I live minimalistic. I dont follow the own 100 things, I dont count my things but I do try to keep that which is important in my life and remove that which does not benefit.

If you love minimalism then follow this blog.

Table Mountain Cableway‎

The Table mountain Aerial Cable cars is something to experience. The trip takes around 10 minutes to the top. The actual cars floor rotates 360 degrees so that all passengers get a view at some point. And these views are spectacular as the car climbs the summit a person can see almost the whole of the Cape Peninsula.

Once at the summit there are plenty to see and to experience on top of one off the most famous mountains in the world. From restaurants too viewpoints that have been made easily accessible over the years. There are three specific pathways leading to views and things too see.

Agama Walk
On this walk there are wonderful 360 views of Cape Town and Cape Peninsula
Dassie Walk
Here you would get to see the North, West and Southern part of the Cape
Klipspringer Walk
You would get views of the plateau edge to above Platteklip Gorge on this walk.

There is also over 1 500 species of plants. Table Mountain National Park is the richest part of the Cape Floristic Region. Plus there is the Dassie, a small rock creature who looks like a big guinea pig. Except it’s not a rodent. They have become tame over the years and would sit still with people walking by it but do not try and touch them they have a nasty bite.

Even though the cable-way has been used by thousands of people over the years they have always strived to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company Ltd (TMACC) are the caretakers of the Table Mountain area that is being used the most as well as part of the Cape Floristic Region World Heritage Site and Table Mountain National Park. They have been nominated and have been awarded in previous years for the ninth Imvelo Awards for Responsible Tourism. And the following points are their environmental policy

1. As custodians of a high-use area of Table Mountain, part of the Cape Floristic Region World Heritage Site and a National Park, we are committed to its protection within our area of responsibility.

2. We are committed to creating and maintaining a clean, safe and healthy environment for our employees and visitors.

3. We are committed to continual improvement in service provision and environmental performance.

4. We aim to eliminate pollution within our area of responsibility.

5. We are committed to complying with all relevant environmental legislation and regulations.

6. We support and promote the precautionary principle in all our activities and will endeavour to modify our service, in line with evolving scientific and technical knowledge, to prevent environmental degradation.

7. We will adhere to the environmental procedures as set out in the Environmental Management System and we will review our policy and environmental performance on an ongoing basis.

8. We are committed to biodiversity conservation in conjunction with Table Mountain National Park and other conservation authorities.

9. We are committed to raising environmental awareness of employees and visitors.

10. We are committed to the sustainable use of all resources and will minimise waste at source and recycle where possible.

11. We are committed to contributing financially to the preservation of Table Mountain.

12. We are committed to document, implement, maintain and make our environmental policy available to all interested parties.

Ticket office rates
Valid October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011

Adult: Return R180.00, One way R95.00
Children (Under 18 years): Return R90.00, One way R45.00
Children (Under 4 years): Free
SA senior citizens (Fridays only): Return R90.00, One way R45.00
Students (Fridays only): Return R115.00, One way R60.00
SANParks WILD Card holders: Adults – Return R144.00, One way R76.00
Children – Return R72.00, One way R36.00

Online ticket rates
Valid October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011

Adult: Return R170.00, One way R90.00
Children (Under 18 years): Return R80.00, One way R40.00
Children (Under 4 years): Free

1611 King James Edition from Hendrickson bibles, Leather version

This is the Leather version of the previous bible I wrote about, the leather version cost a wopping R1500 in South Africa but it might be well worth the money.

This is the Leather version of the previous bible I wrote about, the leather version cost a wopping R1500 in South Africa but it might be well worth the money.

You basically buy a leather facsimile of the 1611 King James Bible