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9 28-30 OCTOBER Known as Southern Africa’s finest culinary expo, the Good Food & Wine Show in Durban’s ICC brings this port city’s gourmets, gourmands and good-life devotees together. There are no fewer than nine state- of-the-art kitchen theatres and a host of unique speciality shows within the greater show. This includes all the drama of the regional Barista Championships. http://durban.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za CELEBRATE THE CIRCLE OF LIFE The Waterkloof biodynamic wine estate, set in fynboscovered hills on the outskirts of Somerset West overlooking False Bay, invites nature-lovers who seek an exceptional experience to visit the farm and celebrate the full circle of life. More than just a typical ‘organic vine to organic wine’ experience, the two-hour Circle of Life Biodynamic Tour takes eco-enthusiasts and lovers of pure, untamed wines behind the scenes of Waterkloof’s green way of life. Personally conducted by the estate’s farm manager Christiaan Loots, these insightful edu-eco tours show how biodynamic and organic farming is really done. It took Christiaan and his ‘green brigade’ 10 years to transform the once-depleted, conventionally farmed land covered in alien tree species, infected vines and eroded roads, into the healthy, sustainable life-force it is today. Among others, Percheron horses are used instead of tractors to plough, compost, spray and harvest. Other activities include horse-riding and a two-hour guided walk highlighting Waterkloof’s Champion status in the WWF Biodiversity and Wine Initiative. This is followed by a twocourse lunch or dinner, all served up with awe-inspiring farm and ocean views. www.waterkloofwines.co.za 27-30 OCTOBER The historical Castle of Good Hope is home to the Cape Town Flower Show, an event popular among gardening enthusiasts eager to celebrate spring in full swing. It showcases everything about gardening – from beautifully landscaped gardens and blooming trends to modern and classic designs for outdoor furniture and accessories. It focuses on the need for everyone to love and care for the environment and to take a keen interest in its survival. Visitors can view and purchase seeds, flowers, trees, vertical garden equipment, water-wise products and technologies, permaculture goodies, and a range of modern accessories for the active gardener. www.capetownflowershow.co.za 17-19 NOVEMBER Ficksburg is known throughout the country as the Cherry Town. The two have become synonymous with each other, hence the annual Ficksburg Cherry Festival. Every year, festival activities include cherry tours, a golf classic, a half marathon, cherry product competitions, veteran vehicle displays, equestrian events and beer fests. http://cherryfestival.co.za


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