Taking place from 18 – 21 April 2014

SA-National-Circus 2

The South African National Circus presents trapeze artists, fire entertainment, hilarious clowns, hula hoop acts, acrobats and the Amazing Man in the Bottle in their Easter weekend show.

Venue: 2 Willow Road, Observatory
Time: Fri – Mon @ 3pm (Sat @ 7pm)
Cost: R 60 (R 40 for children)

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Pictures by: SA National Cirus

Tel: 0216924287

Visit: www.sancircus.co.za for more details

When: Saturday, 19 April 2014
Where: Cape Town

2 Oceans

Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon History since 1970
The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon has earned a reputation as the world’s most beautiful marathon. The first race was held in 1970 and saw 26 runners line up to face the unknown challenge. Since then, the race has become a national institution and a firm favourite with local, upcountry, and international athletes.

Old Mutual is proud to continue its association with this great event, which is the premier event in their road-running portfolio. Participants can choose from various distances – the scenic 56km ultra marathon or popular 21km half marathon and the 5km or 2.5km fun runs. The event attracts close to 26 000 participants across all the distances and provides them with a mixture of breathtaking scenery, a gruelling test of fitness for both the elite and recreational runner, and an unrivalled race organisation and atmosphere.

Participants consistently vote it as one of the best in South Africa and it continues to attract strong fields and an increasing number of international entrants. The event has become synonymous with the Easter Weekend in Cape Town, with the pre-race activities at the expo, family day, and fun runs on Easter Friday. En-route entertainment on the race day provides fun, excitement, and a unique experience to runners, family, friends, and spectators alike.

Pictures: Two Oceans Marathon

For more information visit: http://www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/

 

Chapman’s Peak Drive winds it way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay. Situated on the Atlantic Coast, at the south-western tip of South Africa, it is one of the most spectacular marine drives anywhere in the world.

Chapmanspeak1. Chapman’s Peak.  Mariner Guest House - luxury affordable accommodation in Simon's Town . Cape Town. South Africa. Holiday accommodation.

The 9km route, with its 114 curves, skirts the rocky coastline of Chapman’s Peak, the 593m high southerly extension of Constantia Berg. The drive offers stunning 180° views with many areas along the route where you can stop and take in the scenery or sit down for a relaxing picnic.

Toll Tariffs:  From 1 August 2013
Motor Cycle & Motor Quadbikes: R  23.00 one way
Light Motor Vehicle: R  36.00 one way
Minibus & Utility Vehicles: R  36.00 one way
Midibus & Small Heavy Vehicles: R134.00 one way
Large Bus & Heavy Motor Vehicles: R 356.00 one way

For more information

Visit: www.chapmanspeakdrive.co.za

Bird Festival. False Bay Nature Reserve.  Wonderful bird watching.  Mariner Guest House - Simon's Town. Luxury affordable holiday accommodation with sea views.

Revel in the last days of pleasant weather and take the clan out for a day in the wetlands at the False Bay Nature Reserve for the Bird Festival and Family Fun Walk on Saturday, 12 April 2014 hosted by the City of Cape Town together with BirdLife South Africa (BLSA) and the Cape Bird Club (CBC).

Attendees are invited to participate in 4-, 5.5- or 6.8-km walks through the Strandfontein Birding Area of the extensive nature reserve, which houses an impressive number of plant, bird and animal species in a permanent wetland.  During the stroll families will encounter information booths where they can learn more about this unique and important area, and they can also win spot prizes by just answering the en-route environmental education quiz.

Along with the fun walk, families will be treated to a range of exciting interactive festivities, like a display from Eagle Encounters Raptor Rehabilitation Centre, a reptile show and a fire demonstration, and everyone will be able to enter a lucky draw to score some awesome goodies. Not to mention, those who register early and complete the walk will receive a complimentary fish and chip lunch from John Dory’s.

TICKETS TO THE BIRD FESTIVAL AND FAMILY FUN WALK AT FALSE BAY NATURE RESERVE

Entry to the festival and fun walk costs R5p/p, but there is a maximum of R20 per family, and all profits will go towards conservation projects at the False Bay Nature Reserve.

Registration will take place at 8am on the day on the eastern shore of Zeekoevlei.

Photos from Capetown.gov.za/environment 

For more info visit: http://www.capetownmagazine.com/events/bird-festival-and-family-fun-walk-at-false-bay-nature-reserve/11_37_55601

 Come Eat, drink, dance and drum African style in Cape Town!

South Africa’s rich cultural traditions relating to the preparation of food and drink, eating and drinking, dancing and drumming, are still prevalent in many areas of South Africa – and Cape Town is no different.

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Picture source: capetown.travel

Enjoy a meal served in true African ambience at Mzoli’s Place, the trendy local butchery-turned-club-and-eatery in Gugulethu, or at Eziko Restaurant in Langa, another of Cape Town’s sprawling townships.

Eziko Restaurant, +27 (0)21 694 0434, is linked to the Eziko Cooking and Catering School, where members of the local community learn to cook and acquire marketable skills. Eziko is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is a popular stop among tour operators.

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Picture source: modernoverland.com

Mama Africa, +27 (0)21 426 1017, on Long Street, specialises in African food accompanied by live local music. Mama Africa is open Tuesday to Friday from 12h30 to 15h30 for lunch and Monday to Saturday from 18h30 to 00h30 for dinner.

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Picture source: fundamental-displays.co.za

The Africa Café, +27 (0)21 422 0221, on the corner of Buitengracht Street and Shortmarket Street, offers visitors a full African experience, complete with communal feasts.

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For those looking to dance Africa style, Club Africa, corner of Lower Main and Station Road in Observatory, is a lively spot which features African dance music punctuated by occasional live music. Club Africa, +27 (0)21 464 7126, is open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 19h00.

Mopane-Worm-Salad-Slide

Picture source: mzansistylecuisine.co.za

Did you know?
You can enjoy traditional African cuisine, including mopane worms, at “Nyoni’s Kraal” on Long Street.