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Dinner and a Show at Zandvliet Wine Estate

Dinner and a Show at Zandvliet Wine Estate

To make the most of Wacky Wine, we decided to book ourselves for a four-course meal for an authentic and slow farm experience. But this year’s Wacky Wine had conjured the wrath of a gale force wind. We left McGregor well after sunset and had to battle the forces of nature to reach Zandvliet Wine Estate. The…

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By Soninke Combrinck, June 9, 2017
A Not-So-Wacky Wine Weekend

A Not-So-Wacky Wine Weekend

We set off for Wacky Wine Weekend fully geared for winter in the Klein Karoo. I packed winter coats, boots, gloves and a load of bedding. If past experiences were anything to go by, we would be expecting a wet weekend with snowcapped Langeberg Mountains. Wacky Wine Weekend is a local wine festival dedicated to…

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By Soninke Combrinck, June 7, 2017
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A Winter Country Getaway in McGregor

A Winter Country Getaway in McGregor

It felt good to be nestled in my corner of the world again. It had been a while since I was back in the little village of McGregor where I grew up. I take a moment to breathe in the silence. I arrived on Friday night a while after sunset. The road trip up from McGregor…

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By Soninke Combrinck, May 31, 2017
Art and Wine Pairing in Autumn at Zandvliet Estate

Art and Wine Pairing in Autumn at Zandvliet Estate

On Saturday I got to be a plus one to a stunning event taking place in the heart of the Langeberg Valley. Tucked around a corner, somewhere between Robertson and Ashton, lies the beautiful destination of Zandvliet Wine Estate. The old Cape Dutch houses stretch out to welcome you in. It was late afternoon and…

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By Soninke Combrinck, May 29, 2017
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Keen for Free-Beer-Friday at Beerhouse?

Keen for Free-Beer-Friday at Beerhouse?

“Hey! Keen for Free-Beer-Friday at Beerhouse this week?” We have often dropped this line in our ‘Three Musketeers‘ WhatsApp group. For the past three years, meeting at Beerhouse at 4 pm on a Friday has become sort of a weekly gathering. Beerhouse is sort of a central hub in Long Street. The canary-yellow building jumps…

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By Soninke Combrinck, May 25, 2017
Sunday Morning Brunch at Mojo Market

Sunday Morning Brunch at Mojo Market

The long awaited food-and-lifestyle market has opened on Regent Street in Sea Point. Mojo Market is a fiesta of various food vendors and designers all sharing the space. This market will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is one of the first of its kind in Cape Town. This little…

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By Soninke Combrinck, May 22, 2017
Weekend Coffee at Mischu Cafe, Sea Point

Weekend Coffee at Mischu Cafe, Sea Point

I have been hunting for a coffee shop that is open on the weekends. More often than not, I do not have time during the weekdays to explore new coffee corners. To my surprise, most of the coffee shops in Cape Town are either closed or closing early on weekends. This weekend I was determined…

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By Soninke Combrinck, May 20, 2017
Leaping around Lion’s Head

Leaping around Lion’s Head

Life has finally slowed down. The weather took a turn for the colder and the summer sun had migrated further north. The clouds came out to play and draped itself around Lion’s Head in the most inviting way. Oda and I geared up for our weekly hiking excursion. It felt good to get out again….

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By Soninke Combrinck, May 9, 2017
Stepping into Autumn in the Cape Winelands

Stepping into Autumn in the Cape Winelands

I like Cape Town in May. The heat has dimmed, and the wind has finally settled. Autumn breaks and the mornings greet you with a cooler edge. Life finally starts to slow down after our summer loving on the beach. As leaves start to turn, I feel a spring enter my step. We are on…

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By Soninke Combrinck, May 3, 2017
Catching and releasing: Kamilla Newman

Catching and releasing: Kamilla Newman

Kamilla Newman sat with her long hair scrunched in a pony, squinting through her glasses as she tried to formulate an answer to my question: Why do you dance on UCT campus? “Nobody gets the reason. Essentially what the events were: it was orientation last year (2015) and I got to campus early. I had an…

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By Soninke Combrinck, April 19, 2017
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