DRUM: FINE DINING IN STELLENBOSCH

Nestled in the heart of Stellenbosch a brand new fine dining restaurant is waiting to be explored. 'Drum’ is the brainchild of brothers Moskou and Danie du Toit and offers diners a culinary experience of note. The quaint space is on the second floor of the Black Horse Centre (Corner of Dorp Street and Market Street) and welcomes guests with earthy tones and a warm atmosphere. Limited to only 50 seats, you can be sure to get personalised and speedy service. The homely balcony is surrounded by Oak Trees and is dimly lit to make you feel right at home. All the seats give you a great view of the kitchen where you can see the chefs grinding away at the edible art that is about to come your way.

CHRIS DE BURGH LIVE IN CAPE TOWN

Few artists can boast a pedigree of hit songs that span 4 decades. Irish singer-songwriter and master popsmith, Chris De Burgh, will weave his magic on the South African leg of his “A Better World” tour this month. Songs like “Just another poor boy”, “Don`t pay the ferryman”, “A spaceman came travelling” and the show stopping “The Lady in red” will light up the night at the Grand West Arena on Wednesday 28th February 2018 and at the Time Square Sun Arena on Friday 2nd March 2018. Besides being a regular tour favourite here, South Africa holds a special place in De Burgh`s heart as it was one of the first countries to embrace his unique style of musical story telling. He first visited the cou

8 MUST VISIT WINE ESTATES IN CAPE TOWN

The Western Cape is renowned for its unmatched beauty, ocean and mountains. But it is also known for being the Napa Valley of Africa. The Southernmost tip of Africa is home to some of the best wine making land on the continent, and many argue, even the world. Wine country starts in Constantia, extends to Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Hermanus, Robertson and as far as the Swartland, where some of the best Chenin Blanc is currently being produced in the country. But just what do these magnificent pieces of heaven offer, apart from the drink of the gods? Many estates have evolved from mere wine producing land into venues offering a variety of activities and attractions for people of all ages. Move

CRANBERRIES TRIBUTE NIGHT

Pic: The Cranberries Band The Cranberries single handedly created the most diverse, enigmatic and enchanting soundtrack to the 90s. It shaped many of our musical interests and played an integral part in our young lives. On 15 January the tragic news came of lead singer, Dolores O'Riordan's untimely death. The end of an era has come but Nomad Bar & Bistro invites you to join for a special tribute evening to celebrate their legacy and music. In the pic: Carla Louw at NOMAD; Pic Credit: Mia Truter A variety of Cape Towns top singer/songwriters will pay tribute and bring you all your favorite songs from the Irish supergroup. Tracks like "Dream", "Linger" and "Zombie" are just begging to be belte

FOXCROFT SETS TONE FOR NEO-BISTRO CUISINE

Hard to believe that a year has already raced by since FOXCROFT announced their presence on the local restaurant scene. Under the astute guidance of La Colombe’s ex-pastry chef, Glen Williams, the picturesque venue was immediately acclaimed as the 2016 Eat Out / Retail Capital New Restaurant of the Year Award. Not one for resting on their laurels, the bustling team at FOXCROFT has pushed their experience each day developing new dishes, new tastes and are putting less emphasis on sharing style plates. “The shared, tapas style menu and dishes was well received, however we noticed that most of our customers preferred not to share the tapas. Accordingly, FOXCROFT has evolved to be more of a Neo-

VISTA VALENTINE’S ON THE MARINA

Take a trip to Cape Town’s St Tropez this Valentine’s Day, with a romantic view across the V&A Waterfront’s majestic marina and an unparalleled backdrop of Table Mountain. Vista Marina, a Mediterranean-style cuisine restaurant nestled beside the world-renowned Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront, celebrates the month of love with a date night dinner special elegantly catered for the discerning diner. The decadent three course set menu (R385 per head) carefully designed by Vista Marina owner and seasoned restaurateur, Thelma Francisco, promises an unparalleled flavour excursion. Upon arrival guests will receive a complimentary glass of Pongrazc Desiderus bubbly, as well as a bottle of m

ULTRA CAPE TOWN 2018

As ULTRA South Africa 2018 draws nearer, the festival’s lineup continues to grow even more impressive. Calling on a diverse selection of star-studded international talent and home grown heroes, next year’s fifth anniversary is set to be their biggest to date. Welcoming one of the world’s most renowned underground producers to the RESISTANCE stage, Eats Everything is the latest international addition to the billing and is set to join the likes of Black Coffee and Dubfire in the mix. Having played multiple RESISTANCE stages and events across the globe, the UK heavyweight is destined to treat the crowd to a serious dose of house and techno. Showcasing South Africa’s exceptional flair for electr

SAIL AWAY WITH YACOOB YACHTS

Nonkululeko Charters, meaning Freedom Charters, established in 1995 a year after South Africa's first democratic election. Now trading as Yacoob Yachts, it is one of the first and only black owned charter businesses trading in the heart of South Africa's top tourist destination, the V&A Waterfront. They provide the ultimate sailing and cruising experience and a cruise on one of their vessels, taking in Cape Town's breath taking coastline, is a must do activity! We spoke to the owner, Esa Yacoob about his company that has become a staple on the Cape Town tourist map. Q: How does Yacoob yachts make a mark on Cape Town luxury scene? A: I would be careful to pigeon our fleet of vessels and our s

TAMARA SNOW: THE GOOD GIRL AT GOOD HOPE FM

When you tune into Good Hope FM you are bound to come across Tamara Snow and her infectious enthusiasm. This Cape Town native is every bit the glam goddess as she is down to earth, enjoying a good old Gatsby and a walk on the beach. Q: What has been your top 3 experiences on the Radio in South Africa? A: In no particular order, I’d say… Getting to work with some amazing creatives in the Entertainment industry every day is a dream come true and definitely ranks high on the list. Good Hope FM’s United in Hope Benefit Concert is up there too - so many talented artists, DJs and comedians came together to help raise funds for those affected by the Cape storm and the Knysna fires. It was such a

KIA JOHNSON: MEDIA MOGUL AND MOM

Kia Johnson has been all over our TVs and Radios for many years and has become a household name after her work on shows like Expresso Morning Show, Metro Fm, SAFM and Radio 2000. She also played an active part in the Vote for Table Mountain Campaign to get Table Mountain selected as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. If that doesn't make her an honorary Cape Tonian, we don't know what will! Q: What has been your top 3 experiences on the Radio in South Africa? A: A few years back, I was asked to interview international Chef, Gordon Ramsay, during his visit in South Africa. Upon his arrival, he was quite guarded, and this limited access for everyone to interact with him. Despite that and m

MISHKA PATEL: SMALL TOWN GIRL TURNED MOTHER CITY ICON

Mishka Patel is one of the faces of SABC 2's hit magazine show, Pasella. But at only 25 she has an extensive resume including being a Miss South Africa 2014 Top 12 finalist, Miss Veet 2014 Runner up and being a Top 10 finalist in SABC 3's presenter search and Miss Earth South Africa 2014 respectively. Above all she is a small town girl from Idasvalley in Stellenbosch who is living her dream in Cape Town and beyond. Q: What has been your top 3 experiences on the Television scene in South Africa? A: 1: Sky Diving in Malmesbury and overcoming one of my greatest fears: Heigts. 2. Meeting local yet powerful South African Celebrities and getting the opportunity to learn from them is pretty exciti

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