Jarrad Ricketts Aims For The Stars

Source: gallo.co.za Jarrad Ricketts is a talented recording and performing artist from Cape Town who is taking the Pop Music scene by storm. His career started peaking in 2012 when he lead a six month solo show on Menorca Island, where he performed popular hits from Michael Buble’ and Robbie Williams at prestigious venues such as Copa Cabana, San Luis Hotel and Viva Menorca to mention but a few. He has performed at venues in the Mother City such as The Baxter Theatre, where he was part of a 5 man show called “Boy Band Mania”, where he performed popular music from Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, and West Life. Jarrad won "Best Rising Star of Music" at the recent Cape Town Experiences Awards 2019. H

Samoka Is Passionate About S.A Comedy

Samoka Mo Kadir is a South African premium comedy producer who is passionate about showcasing the best comedians the country has to offer, consistently. Samoka has partnered with the Protea Fire and Ice Hotel group for over five years to bring comedy to their luxurious venues all around the country and that relationship has been doing wonders for S.A Comedy. He recently produced specials for Tsitsi Chiumya, Prins, Carvin Goldstone to mention a few. His next project is the hilarious comedy pioneer Trevor Gumbi's MIDLIFE CRISIS coming to Protea Fire and Ice Cape Town on the 3rd and 4th May. You do not want to miss out on it. Samoka was in disbelief upon winning "Best Friend of Comedy" at the r

World Travel Market 2019 Opens In Cape Town

The World Travel Market delivers leading global events for the travel industry. One of six shows in the WTM portfolio, their Africa show was launched in 2014 to bring the benefits and opportunities of their global industry expertise to travel professionals in this region. Taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, nearly 5880 travel industry professionals attend Africa’s leading and only business to business exhibition for inbound and outbound Africa travel and tourism markets. Mirrored on WTM flagship events WTM London and Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, WTM Africa delivers a proven mix of hosted buyers, media, pre-scheduled appointments, on-site networking, evening func

Drifter Brewing Company Second Edition Ocean Aged Tripel

Source: texxandthecity.com When Drifter Brewing Company released the highly anticipated 2017 edition last year, it was the first brewery in the world to age beer in the sea. As of this week, Drifter have released the 2018 edition of its ocean aged beer, their second limited batch of bottles that age on the ocean floor around Cape Town for one year. The concept originated in 2016 while owner, Nicholas Bush, was scuba diving in an old shipwreck off of Cape Point. “Due to the darkness and cold temperatures, the ocean here is ideal for this unique fermentation process. It also goes with our tagline of adventure and creativity. I love thinking outside of the box… or under the sea!” says Bush. The

Shakespeare Schools Festival SA Coming To Cape Town

The Shakespeare Schools Festival South Africa, or SSFSA for short is based on the Shakespeare Schools Festival, also known as SSF which originates from the United Kingdom. It is an additional educational programme, their purpose is dedicated to improving language and social skills through the performing arts in South Africa. SSFSA aims to mobilise the dreams of our country’s youth through performing arts and education Kseniya Filinova-Bruton, who is the Festival's coordinator and creative director said amongst other core important objectives of the Festival social cohesion, promoting life skills, literature, ambition and educational entertainment are crucial. When this great initiative start

Mystery at Art of Duplicity Cocktail Bar

This lovely converted 1894 warehouse takes its influence from the prohibition Twenties, an era during which illegal establishments thrived on high society’s excessive indulgence in sensual pleasure lifestyles. It is an underground bunker in every sense of the word, cotton sacks stacked to the double-volume ceiling are illuminated by amber lighting. The roof-high bar is the focal point of the space, showcasing rare bottles of liquor and oddities. Heaps of shelled peanuts perch atop every surface, their casings on the floor make for great views under the heaps of shelled peanuts perch. Roslyn and David, senior representatives at The Art of Duplicity were over the moon about their "Best Cocktai

President Rides New Train in Cape Town

Source: railwaygazette.com The President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa Alongside Prasa unveiled two new trial trains at the Cape Town Train Station today. Prasa group CEO Dr Nkosinathi Sishi briefly explained how the new trains will operate and also spoke about the measurements they are taking to counter vandalism, which is a major problem facing Prasa currently in Cape Town and South Africa as a whole. The test is to ensure that the railway tracks in Cape Town are in line with the kind of quality the new trains come with, amongst other factors. The President took a ride on the train and explained briefly to eNCA the short and long term plan of this initiative and what it

Chilled Vibes at Carnival Court Backpackers

Source: roomsforafrica.com The Carnival Court Backpackers is a classic Cape Town hostel, featuring contemporary architecture with a very chilled-out atmosphere. They offer dorm style and private accommodation, as well as two large balconies overlooking the rustle and bustle of long street. During your stay you can enjoy a drink at their bar with Live Folk Rock music three nights a week. Shaun, Carnival Court's senior representative was very excited upon winning the "Best Party Backpackers Reader's Choice" at the recent Cape Town Experiences Awards 2019. Here are his thoughts: #CarnivalCourtBackpackers #LongStreet #CapeTown #CapeTownCBD

Cape Town Highly Appreciated The Cannabis Expo 2019

The Cannabis Expo came to Cape Town over this past weekend and we are still recovering. It was information and fun overload. From speakers like Natie Ferreira of the Cannabis Industry Development Cooperative Western Cape who spoke on using the Cooperative System to unlock wealth in the agricultural sector (Pictured below). We learned about the many uses of Cannabis Oil from the different exhibitors who were kind enough to teach us about their Cannabis Oil products. We discovered Cannabis Energy Drinks, Hemp clothing and many other various cannabis influenced product that were on display at the expo. The Cannabis Expo was a huge success. We cannot wait for next year and can only imagine what

Fryer's Cove Winery Excellence

Source: westcoastway.co.za Fryer’s Cove Winery is the only vineyard within the Bamboes Bay ward, which is also the smallest ward in South Africa. The vines of Fryer’s Cove dot the hillside 500 meters from where the cold ocean throws its breakers against a rocky shore. The locals are as robust and unfettered as the landscape and it is this terroir that imbues every bottle of Fryer’s Cove wine. Fryer’s Cove wines have a distinct maritime flavour, hence their slogan ‘forged of the earth, tempered by the sea’. Their senior representative was over the moon for their "Best Sauvignon Blanc" win at the recent Cape Town Experiences Awards 2019 held at the intimate Nomad Bistro and Bar in Cape Town CB

Beer Passionate Newlands Spring Brewery

The Newlands Spring Brewery craft beers use only the finest water from the original source of the Newlands Spring to this day. The legendary mountain water still bubbles up, crystal clear and pure as ever. It is exactly why their taste has been trending for centuries. In 2015 the Mariendahl brewery, a national monument was re-established to its original use, which is to brew great beer. Once exclusive to the tap, Newlands Spring Brewing Co. is now available in bottle. Having recently opened in Australia, Newlands Spring had Aussies tell them what they thought about their beer, without telling them the Nerwlands it is from is the one in South Africa, not Australia, The results were interestin

Extraordinary Musgrave Gin

Source: syllableinthecity.co.za The Musgrave Gin is far from just any ordinary spirit. It is an artisan gin celebrated for it's top notes of Cardamom, African Ginger and Grains of Paradise. It is uniquely reminiscent of the perfume of spice markets. From a bygone era to today, the rose is symbol of love and passion. Rose-scented oils still grace festive occasions. Simone Musgrave, the owner of Musgrave was beyond excited upon winning the "Best Floral Gin" at the recent Cape Town Experiences Awards 2019. Check out her reaction: #Gin #MusgraveGin #CapeTown #CapeTownExperiencesAwards2019

Explore Wine Variety with KWV Wines

KWV Wines are crafted with extraordinary skill and dedication. Their viticulturists work closely with their grape growers and are involved throughout the harvest and wine making process, from vineyard establishment to harvest. Their winemakers regularly visit the vineyards to familiarise themselves with the terroir and the fruit, and new areas are constantly targeted to ensure grapes are obtained that fit the stylistic direction for KWV Wines. Izelle, the Wine Maker at KWV was very excited about their "Best Cabernet Sauvignon" win at the recent Cape Town Experiences Awards 2019. Here are her thoughts: #KWVWines #WineEstate #KWV #CapeTown

Mother City Proud Cape Town Cider House

The Cape Town Cider House has truly come a long way, from backyard brewing in the ‘burbs to the high streets of Woodstock, the humble apple has made its way all the way from the fertile soils of the Elgin Valley to the stainless-steel tanks at Cape Town Cider House. And from that, a true craft cider was born. A proudly Cape Townian Cider that will have you coming back for so much more indeed Roxy, the Chief Cider Whisperer at Cape Town Cider House was ecstatic about their "Best Craft Cider" win at the recent Cape Town Experiences Awards 2019. Check out her reaction: #CapeTownCiderHouse #AppleCider #Cider #CapeTown

The Party At Modular Night Club

A truly underground electronic music venue which allows the artists who perform there the freedom to experiment and push the status quo with different sounds and styles. Which in turn allows the clientele that goes there the opportunity to receive a truly unique musical experience every time they walk through the doors of Modular Night Club. This vibey venue caters for all your house and electro needs. We spoke with Costa and Patrick, the two owners of Modular Night Club after they won "Best Night Club Reader's Choice" at the recent Cape Town Experiences Awards 2019. Here is how they felt about it: #ModularNightClub #NighLife #CapeTown #LongStreet

The Hangout At Once In Cape Town Backpackers

Source: booking.com Once in Cape Town is nestled in Cape Town CBD, Gardens on Kloof Street. This beautiful and classy hostel is a few kilometers away from the Two Oceans Aquarium and even fewer kilometers from the iconic Table Mountain. Their mixed and female-only dorms have bunk beds, en suite bathrooms, lockers and free Wi-Fi. They also provide Private rooms which come with a Television and a safe. While family rooms sleep up to 6 people. Some rooms have ceiling fans (there's no air-conditioning). As an added benefit they also provide free parking, breakfast served in a trendy restaurant with a terrace. You can make use of their communal kitchen for all your cooking needs, or hangout at th

Beer Trends at Dan Anker

Beautifully nestled at the Quayside of Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, where the Atlantic ocean meets the mother city. The Dan Anker Bar and Restaurant has the perfect ocean view with passing yachts enhancing the background. Their name is Belgian, their ambiance is international and they have a spectacular setting with luxurious world class decor - serving Belgian beers and seafood-orientated dishes. We spoke with Tristan, Dan Anker Restaurant Manager after it was announced that they won the "Trendiest Beer Pub" award at the recent Cape Town Experiences Awards 2019, which were held at Nomad Bistro and Bar. Check out what he had to say: #TheDanAnkerRestaurant #BeerPub #Waterfront #Q

The Cannabis Expo Opens in Cape Town

Cape Town, The Cannabis Expo. is upon us. We caught up with the Director of the Expo Silas Howarth to find out more about the Expo. and what you can expect whether you are attending for the first time or have been to one before. Here is what Silas had to say: What made you consider Cape Town as one of the host cities for this year’s Cannabis Expo.? Cape Town is the perfect city to host The Cannabis Expo. With its fun-loving diverse cultures, and being a top international leisure and business destination, Cape Town can expect a packed and vibey expo hall at GrandWest for The Cannabis Expo. Tell us about the Entertainment Spaces at The Cannabis Expo 2019? Apart from the many exhibitors showc

Explore Cape Town from 91 on Loop Backpackers

This beauty is nestled between Bree Street and long time backpacker party destination, Long Street. Loop Street is known for bringing the best of both Cape Town worlds together, while letting you catch some sleep when you’ve had enough. And if you’ve had enough of the city, the MyCiti bus stops directly on their doorstep, giving you cheap access to all the best beaches and mountains Cape Town has to offer. 91 on Loop Backpackers is always a vibe and it is a great place to be based on when you are exploring Cape Town. Bronwyn, 91 on Loop's front of house Manager was ecstatic about the recent win as "Best Party Backpackers" at the recent Cape Town Experiences Awards 2019. Here are her thought:

Everything Funny at Cape Town Comedy Club

The Cape Town Comedy Club is Cape Town’s only dedicated stand-up comedy venue and was recently voted as 1 of the top 10 comedy clubs in the world. Formerly known as “Jou Ma Se Comedy Club”, the brand was first created in 2005 as part of the Cape Town Festival, as a tongue in cheek “Pop up Comedy Club”. In 2007, the club then moved to the Albert Hall in Woodstock, where the idea to provide a regular, reputable stand-up club was welcomed with open arms by Cape Town’s laugh-craving populace. Word soon spread, and Jou Ma Se Comedy Club became known as the mother of all Cape Town comedy clubs and home to some of the country’s greatest talent. The club then moved to The River Club in Observatory i

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