The creator of LOVE & LIGHT and PACHA Ibiza Cape Town presents SIRIUS- an intergalactic journey from day into night event, featuring top international progressive trance artists PHAXE and LISH! Sirius, held on 15 June 2013 at Bloemendal, Durbanville brings you a new and exciting indoor-outdoor venue with a 270 degree view over the beautiful mother city.
That’s Cape Town is giving away double tickets to two lucky winners.
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Enter By: Friday, May 24th
Winner(s) Announced: Monday, May 26th
Limited tickets are available from Webticket at R150.00 per ticket. Kindly note that a fully licensed bar is available and that no under 18′s will be allowed. For more information, updates and directions, kindly visit the Sirius Cape Town Facebook page.
- Event name: Sirius
- Event type: Music / Festival / Party
- Date: 15 June 2013
- Time: 2:00pm – 2:00am
- Venue: Bloemendal Restaurant, Racecourse Road, Durbanville, Cape Town
- Cost: R150.00 per person, tickets available at Webticket
- Website: Sirius Cape Town
- Contact: Leozette Roode
- Contact number: 087 230 7269
- Email: Leozette
Welcome to Cape Town. It’s the second-most populated city in South Africa and it’s also the provincial capital and primate City of the Western Cape.
Travellers journey here from around the world to explore this beautiful City. It was after all, a major stopping point in the late 16th century for the Portuguese, French, Dutch, Danish, and English, while traveling to the Indies. Now it’s a popular tourist destination all year round. Before embarking on your trip to Cape Town, make sure you pack these essentials:
Bring Your Camera
You’re going to want to take pictures of the amazing scenery while you are here. It may also be a good idea to pack a pair of binoculars, as there are places in Cape Town you can’t reach on foot. Your cellphone’s camera will be sufficient for close-up pictures, but if you want pictures of Table Mountain or the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, bring something a little more power with an optical zoom lens.
The best way to see the City is to walk; therefore it’s advisable to bring comfortable shoes. You probably won’t need hiking boots unless you’re planning a serious adventure, but it certainly couldn’t hurt to bring them along. If you are planning an adventure there are plenty of places to hike like the Cecilia Forest. This forest has paved paths for you to walk on, and can be enjoyed as a light leisurely stroll. It’s also a great way to avoid the punishment of the sun.
Your Papers, Please
When you arrive in Cape Town, you’ll need to keep certain documents with you. Citizens from the U.S need a valid passport and a return ticket or onward ticket) just to enter the country. You are permitted to stay in the country for up to 90 days as a visitor, after such time you will be required to leave. You will also need proof of a yellow fever certificate if you’re traveling through the yellow fever belt of Africa.
It is recommended to bring another form of identification such as your driver’s license with you. Make copies of important documents, like your birth certificate, and consider bringing that along too – just in case you encounter any problems.
A Change of Clothes
The weather in South Africa can change throughout the day, so to be safe, bring clothes for every season. If you’re here to swim, bring swimming gear and if you’re here for hiking, well, bring hiking gear. Keep in mind that it may be sunny one moment and change to cool, breezy weather at the drop of a hat. If you are sensitive to sudden temperature changes, consider bringing a windbreaker or a light sweater – even during summer months.
You should also pack light gear as it might switch from being cool to really sunny and warm. Ideally, you should pack clothing that can be layered.
A Travel Guide
A good travel guide is indispensable. Cape Town is deceptively large and there may be many places you wish to visit which cannot be found without a guide book. A good travel guide will direct you to all the touristy spots, but you may also want to check out places that are “off the beaten path.” After all, you’re in Cape Town. It isn’t every day that you’ll get to see sights like this anywhere else in the world.
About the author: Jodie Bishop is business executive that spends a lot of her time traveling for work. She likes blogging about her travel experiences on various travel blogs. Find out more about cheap flights from Travelstart, visit the link.
It’s the tastiest date on the South African foodie calendar and an event where trends are born. The new look Good Food & Wine Show kicks off in Cape Town from 23 to 26 May and is bang on with what’s hot and fabulous in food and cooking fashions.
The enduring appeal of celebrity chefs continues and appearing at the Cape Town show is the inimitable Gordon Ramsay, who is without a doubt one of the best chefs in the world and has several successful restaurants and a number of TV shows to prove it.
Comfort food gone global while baking has taken the world by storm so heading for our shores is master pâtissier, author and TV chef Eric Lanlard who counts Madonna and the Beckhams among his celebrity clients. Also coming to the Cape Town show is Australian chef and star of Bill’s Food, Bill Granger who is known for delicious food that is easy to create at home.
Locally sourced food and children’s nutrition are the leading trends in 2013 and the Good Food & Wine Show is bang up-to-date with these global predictions.
Getting children into the kitchen and involved in cooking for the family is the future of a healthy nation. So what better inspiration to our children than winner of the first Junior MasterChef Australia Isabella Bliss and her twin sister Sofia, who came in the top four of the competition.
The Good Food & Wine Show is more interactive than ever before – the whole family can interact with local and global foodie personalities who are showcasing their culinary skills while exhibitors have the opportunity to communicate directly with their target market.
Here are a few of the top attractions at the 2013 Good Food and Wine Show:
The South African Bar Show
Visitors can expect a host of vibrantly themed interactive exhibition stands that showcase the very best in spirits, liqueurs, beer, craft beers and sparkling wine brands. Visitors to the show can learn how to mix perfect cocktails, pair liquor brands with food, make the best party drinks and find out what makes a great after dinner drink.
Creative Coffee Theatre
The Creative Coffee Theatre is an interactive hands-on workshop zone where visitors and trade can learn from professional baristas how to create speciality coffees, create latte art and make the perfect cuppa. This area will also be hosting the regional and national barista championships; the winner will represent South Africa at the world championships.
Little Chefs Kitchen
Sponsored by Woolworths, Junior MasterChef Australia winner Isabella Bliss and her twin sister Sofia are sure to create a stir with the young ones when they present hands-on workshops MasterChef style for children aged 4-7 and 8-12.
Brilliant Baking Theatre
Baking is gaining world-wide popularity and this theatre is devoted to all things sweet, baked and tempting. BBC celebrity baker Eric Lanlard will anchor this interactive theatre featuring baking workshops, recipe and technique demonstrations.
Best of the Cape
Sponsored by the City of Cape Town, the best of Cape Town’s restaurants will showcase their winter menus paired with the finest wines.
Presented by magazine editors and authors who are mums, this zone will have interactive demonstrations together with Q&A’s with leading nutritionists, teachers and occupational therapists on how diet affects children’s behaviour and how best to feed your kids.
Spar Wine & Food Pairing
Learn how to pair a myriad of different canapés, sweet and savoury, with various wines.
DSTV Celebrity Chef Photo Booth and VIP lounge
Have your photograph taken with your favourite celebrity chef!
Booking and ticket prices for the Cape Town show:
Tickets cost R110 for adults for R55 for children. This includes more free theatres than ever before. Visitors will also receive a coupon book that will allow for massive savings and specials.
For more information, visit the Good Food and Wine Show website.
Facebook: Good Food and Wine Show SA