SANLAM MTB INVITATIONAL

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Fast Facts: Sanlam MTB Invitational

Dates: 18 & 19 November 2017

Distances: 60km & 40km

Race Village: Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl

Entries: 300 Team Entries | R5 400 | Click here to enter.

Website: www.sanlammtbinvitational.co.za

One of the most iconic, must-do races

The historic town of Paarl will again come to a veritable standstill on 18 and 19 November as residents and riders turn out for the fourth annual Sanlam 2-Day MTB Invitational. The incredible Sanlam Invitational experience is available to 300 teams on a first come first served basis.

Presented by the City of Drakenstein and ASG, the event has become a sought after property over the past four years. It’s one of the most races on the national racing calendar.

It really is something special and a unique opportunity to explore the beautiful Paarl Mountain on a saddle.

The first stage consists of a tough 60km journey circumventing the entire Paarl Mountain while the second stage is a more manageable 40km – covering a shorter loop on the mountain.

The Sanlam MTB Invitational is staged in one of the most beautiful and unique areas in South Africa, covering the best possible MTB terrain, coupled with warm hospitality and excellent food.

Paarl is located 50km from the Cape Town CBD, which places it within a comfortable travelling distance with easy airport links. The travel and accommodation hassle factors are therefore minimised.

The two-day multi stage Sanlam MTB Invitational affords amateur and professional mountain bikers with a passion for the sport the experience of a lifetime.

During the Sanlam Invitational riders are treated as VIP’s and they have access to world-class hospitality at waterpoints and at the Rhebokskloof race village.

RIDER AND ROUTE EXPERIENCE:

ASG Events is situated in Paarl and our route-builders are working throughout the year to unearth every bit of mountain-biking terrain on and around the Paarl Mountain.

We believe the result will present the very best way to experience the mountain and the views over the surrounding Simonsberg and Drakenstein ranges.

These imposing ranges are just an unbelievable sight early morning and you can even see Table Mountain from the top of Paarl Mountain.

The Sanlam MTB Invitational route annually encompasses all best features on the Paarl Mountain. Riders can expect wide open plains, strong climbing challenges, majestic mountain views, deep ravines, indigenous forests, and spectacular views.

The event last year became the first to link up all the terrain around the mountain to present a total circumvention of the mountain.

RACE VILLAGE:

A unique feature of the Sanlam MTB Invitational is its 5 Star rated Race Village at Rhebokskloof, which will add a unique upmarket status to this event.

  • Appropriate ‘vibey’ music and the option of an indoor (Rhebok Function venue, if it rains) or outdoor (lawned amphitheatre, if it’s sunny) option where all riders can enjoy their lunches;
  • Massage therapists are on hand to massage tired legs;
  • Top-quality start/finish shoot;
  • Easy access to parking, entertainment and restroom facilities;
  • Spectator-friendly area;
  • Bike-tech area;
  • ‘Upbeat’ entertainment and an MC to keep everyone excited;
  • Lovely shaded lush lawns with eats and drinks where a big screen projects pictures and footage of the day’s action; If it rains, the event easily moves indoors, as outlined above
  • Photograph area where you can order pictures that were taken along the route.
  • Secure bike park
  • Free bike wash – bikes will be returned to the bike park after washing, ready for riders to collect the next morning to tackle stage 2
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After their unforgettable mountain-bike journey on both days a scrumptious lunch awaits which riders can enjoy at leisure on the lush lawned amphitheatre.

A complimentary CBC lager/soft drink/juice await every rider as they cross the finish line every day.

 

INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION RESULTS 2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to the winemaking team on the fantastic IWSC 2016 results!

#IWSC – all 9 entries won medals!

Proud to be part of Paarl Wine Route that won 44 medals in total: 16 Silver Outstanding, 23 Silver and 5 Bronze

Two of our chardonnays took the only 2 Silver outstanding Chardonnays from Paarl.

We have beaten our own record, winning 3 Silver Outstanding medals in the IWSC.

Black Marble Hill Syrah 2012: Silver 2016 in Syrah
Cellar Selection Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2014: Silver 2016 in Blended Red
Cellar Selection Flat Rock Red 2014: Silver 2016 in Blended Red – Pinotage Dominated Blend
Sandstone Grove Chardonnay 2014: Silver Outstanding 2016 in Chardonnay
The Rhebok 2013: Silver 2016 in Blended Red – Syrah Dominated Blend
Vineyard Selection Chardonnay 2014: Silver Outstanding 2016 in Chardonnay
Vineyard Selection Pinotage 2014: Bronze 2016 in Pinotage
Vineyard Selection Shiraz 2013: Silver 2016 in Syrah
Vineyard Selection THE MGS 2014: Silver Outstanding 2016 in Mourvedre Dominated Blend

 

 

PAST EVENTS

 

PAARL OMMIBERG  – HARVEST FUN AROUND THE PAARL ROCK

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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS AT RHEBOKSKLOOF:

  • WINE SPECIAL 
    10h00 – 17h00
  • YOUNG WINE TASTING – CHENIN BLANC 
    10h00 – 17h00
  • GRAPE STOMPING 
    10h00 – 15h00
  • KIDDIES ENTERTAINMENT: JUMPING CASTLES, INFLATABLE TRAMPOLINE, JUNGLE GYM, OBSTACLE COURSE 
    10h00 – 18h00
  • KIDDIES FACE PAINTING
    12h00 – 14h00
    R10
  • PONY RIDES 
    12h00 – 15h00
    R10 per person
  • A LA CARTE BREAKFAST @ RESTAURANT 
    08h00 – 11h00
  • HARVEST FOOD STALLS 
    11h00 – 16h30
  • OYSTERS & MCC
    10h00 – 17h00
    R100
  • SHADED BAR AND SEATING AREA
    10h00 – 18h00
  • BERG RIVER CRAFT BEER ON TAP
    10h00 – 18h00
  • LIVE MUSIC (INCLUDING ASTON WYLIE) 
    10h00 – 16h00
  • MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAILS (5 AWESOME NEW TRACKS FROM NOVICE TO ADVANCED)
    06h00 – 18h00
    R40
  • BOERESPORT 
    10h00 – 16h00
    R20
  • SPA TREATMENTS – VIVI DAY SPA 
    10h00 – 17h00
    BOOKINGS: 062 914 1693 / info@vividayspa.co.za
  • QUAD BIKES
    10h00 – 17h00
    BOOKINGS: 083 220 8735 / gavmic@worldonline.co.za

Ommiberg bookings may be booked through Webtickets or on the day: R120 p/p (under 18’s free), includes entry to each of the 14 venues, tasting glass, young wine tasting. Or you can buy tickets on the day at any participating farm for R150 p/p.
Contact Details:

functions@rhebokskloof.co.za or 021 869 8386 for more info.
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GALILEO OPEN AIR CINEMA AT RHEBOKSKLOOF
The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Enchant yourself on our gorgeous lawn on Saturday, 04 March with The Galileo Open Air Cinema.

Runtime: 99 min
Genres: ComedyDrama


The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.

Tickets are limited and available at www.thegalileo.co.za/buy-tickets/

 

VALENTINE’S MOVIE NIGHT AT RHEBOKSKLOOF
Celebrate the magic of love at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

RBK Valentines Day Movie

R675 per couple includes:

* Movie tickets
* A romantic picnic for two
* Hay bale seating
* A bottle of wine or grape juice
* Two Rhebokskloof branded wine glasses

17:00 –  Gates open
18:00 – Picnic collection
19:30 – Movie starts

Cash bar available. Please note no own food or beverages allowed. Bring your own picnic blankets and cushions.

Bookings: functions@rhebokskloof.co.za / 021 869 8386

 

FAMILY FUN DAY & LAUNCH OF HERO ADVENTURES AT RHEBOKSKLOOF WINE ESTATE

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BOK RADIO KOS FEES 2016

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Die gewilde BOK RADIO KOS FEES vind vanjaar plaas op VRYDAG 2 DES & SATERDAG 3 DES by die CAPE TOWN OSTRICH RANCH en Rhebokskloof sien uit daarna om deel daarvan te wees!

Kom smul aan kosse van reg oor die wêreld en geniet vermaak deur top kunstenaars. Vrydag aand kan feesgangers uitsien na optredes deur The Vanilla, Nagligte en Kahn van The Parlotones. Saterdag se program sluit in Brendan Peyper, Leah SA, Refentse, Elvis Blue, Desmond Wells, Amoré Sangeres, Stephan Visagie, Nadia Louw en Mango Groove! Lollos kom maak ook ‘n draai en Kinders onder 10 geniet gratis toegang na die fees. Met ‘n Pretpark vir oud en jonk, ‘n biertent vir die manne en hope stalletjies vir die dames kan die hele familie die fees kom geniet!

Kaartjies NOU beskikbaar by Computicket!
KAARTJIE PRYSE:
VRYDAG 2 DESEMBER
0 – 10 GRATIS
11 – 17 R50
18+ R100
SATERDAG 3 DESEMBER
0 – 10 GRATIS
11 – 17 R50
18+ R120

 

FAMILY FUN DAY AT RHEBOKSKLOOF WINE ESTATE – PROE PAARL

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SANLAM MTB INVITATIONAL

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Fast Facts: Sanlam MTB Invitational

Dates: 19 & 20 November 2016

Distances: 60km & 40km

Race Village: Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl

Entries: 300 Team Entries | R5 000 | Click here to enter.

Website: www.sanlammtbinvitational.co.za 

The historic town of Paarl will again come to a virtual standstill on 19 and 20 November as residents and riders turn out for the third annual Sanlam MTB Invitational, this year presented for the first time as a 2-Day stage race. The big news this year is that, for the first time, the incredible Sanlam Invitational experience has been opened up to 300 public teams on a first come first served basis.

Presented by the City of Drakenstein and ASG, the event has become a sought after property over the past two years. It’s one of the most iconic, must-do races on the national racing calendar.

It’s not just another mountain bike race. It is really something special and a unique opportunity to traverse the beautiful Paarl Mountain on a saddle.

The first stage consists of a tough 60km journey circumventing the entire Paarl Mountain while the second stage is a more manageable 40km – covering a shorter loop on the mountain.

The Sanlam MTB Invitational is staged in one of the most beautiful and unique areas in South Africa, covering the best possible MTB terrain, coupled with warm hospitality. 

Paarl is located 50km from the Cape Town CBD, which places it within a comfortable travelling distance with easy airport links. The travel and accommodation hassle factors are therefore minimised.

The two-day multi stage Sanlam MTB Invitational will afford amateur and professional mountain bikers with a passion for the sport the experience of a lifetime. 

During the Sanlam Invitational riders will be treated as VIP’s and they will have access to world-class hospitality at waterpoints and at the Rhebokskloof race village. 

Rider and route experience

Our route-building team have unearthed every bit of wonderful and rideable mountain-biking terrain on and around the Paarl Mountain and the end result is the very best way to experience the mountain and the views over the surrounding Simonsberg and Drakenstein ranges.

These imposing ranges are just an unbelievable sight early morning and you can even see Table Mountain from the top of Paarl Mountain.

Participants will also come within 200m of the distinctive Taal Monument, another standout feature on the landscape.

Both stages will finish on the legendary 9km stretch of downhill single-track to the finish on a lush grass embankment at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate and rewarded with an ice-cold Coke or a craft beer from CBC – the fastest growing independent brewery in the country.

CBC also erect a waterpoint on the first stage which is a very popular stop – it’s almost like riding into a beer tent with free draft beers, music and a wonderful MC.

If you’re not hooked on mountain biking before this, it will be a completely different picture afterwards.

The Sanlam MTB Invitational route encompasses all best features on the Paarl Mountain. Riders can expect wide open plains, strong climbing challenges, majestic mountain views, deep ravines, indigenous forests and spectacular views. The route is characterised by riveting jeep tracks, challenging rocky outcrops, fast flowing downhills, meandering river crossings and stunning single-track.

Race Village

A unique feature of the Sanlam MTB Invitational will be its 5 star rated Race Village at Rhebokskloof, which will add a unique upmarket status to this event.

  • Appropriate ‘vibey’ music and the option of an indoor (Rhebok Function venue, if it rains) or outdoor (lawned amphitheatre, if it’s sunny) option where all riders can enjoy their lunches;
  • Massage therapists are on hand to massage tired legs;
  • Top-quality start/finish shoot;
  • Easy access to parking, entertainment and restroom facilities;
  • Spectator-friendly area;
  • Bike-tech area;
  • ‘Upbeat’ entertainment and an MC to keep everyone excited;
  • Lovely shaded lush lawns with eats and drinks where a big screen projects pictures and footage of the day’s action; If it rains, the event easily moves indoors, as outlined above
  • Photograph area where you can order pictures that were taken along the route.
  • Secure bike park
  • Free bike wash – bikes will be returned to the bike park after washing, ready for riders to collect the next morning to tackle stage 2

 

A BUSSINESS DINNER WITH FREEK ROBINSON & FINANCE MINISTER, PRAVIN GORDHAN 

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PICNIC UNDER THE STARS AT RHEBOKSKLOOF WINE ESTATE IN SUPPORT OF CANSA

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HERITAGE DAY TRAIL RUN

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Date: 24 September 2016

Venue: Rhebokskloof Wine Estate

Registration: 06:30 – 08:00

START: 08:15

Distance: 10km – R 120
5km – R 70

Goodie bags for the 1st 100 runners!

For more information contact: Liezel Muller – 084 707 0477

 

GAUTENG GETAWAY SHOW 2016

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The Gauteng Getaway Show, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz vans, will be held at the Ticketpro Dome from 23 to 25 September 2016.

Showcasing over 350 exhibits including travel destinations, accommodation, outdoor gear, 4×4 products and accessories, motor homes, caravans and trailers, camping equipment and adventure operators, there is, without doubt, something for everyone. Thrill seekers are going to love the climbing wall and laser shooting in the Adventure Area, and, for the less hardcore visitor there’s the new Travel and Taste Theatre featuring local cuisine, wine and beer; a Wine Village with samples and products to buy; and for the even more mellow, a beer tent where you can relax and listen to upcoming artists perform on the live music stage.

Unlock your travel dreams at the Gauteng Getaway Show

  • Travel inspiration
  • Plan your next holiday
  • Great offers and prizes
  • Kiddies’ activities
  • Fun for the whole family
  • Adventure activities
  • Beer tent
  • Live music
  • Travel and Taste Theatre
  • Latest camping and outdoor gear
  • Wine Village
  • Free entry for Mercedes-Benz key holders

Ticket Prices

Tickets are available at the gates or online.

 Adults R50 for Friday, R70 for Saturday and Sunday
 Pensioners (over 60) and students R40
 Kids 12 and under are free
 Family pass (family of four) R150 per day

For more info visit: http://www.getaway.co.za/the-getaway-show/gauteng-getaway-show/

 

Nádine – 20 YEARS

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It all started 20 years ago with the instant hit “Krappies & Krefies”. It was with the release of Kaapse Draai” in 2003, that the beloved Nádine became an iconic figure in the South African music industry. With a string of gold and platinum albums in the last 20 years, as well as the international success of her hit album “This Time I Know”, this young girl has blossomed into one of the most popular pop singers South Africa ever saw. Nádine not only entertain South Africans weekly with her own TV game show “Musiek Roulette”, but in 2015 she had 2 consecutive top of the charts hits, “Skildery and “Tyd”.

Nádine will celebrate her 20 years in the music industry with her fans on Saturday, 10 September 2016 at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl, by giving them the best of her best – like never before! This performance promises to be the largest celebration of her career to date will include her greatest hits and a few surprises! This production will be further enriched with a live band, guiding Nádine through the most remarkable highlights of her career. Several friends in the South African music industry and special guest stars will be part of this unique celebration and performance.

Gates open at 18h00. Bring picnic blankets.
Pre-book your picnic at info@rhebokskloof.co.za

Ticket Cost: R125 (Unreserved)
Book Now: Computicket

A Special compilation album with Nádine’s greatest hits will be available soon.

WATERBLOMMETJIE FESTIVAL AT RHEBOKSKLOOF

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The 8th Waterblommetjie Festival takes place on Saturday, 3 September. Expect waterblommetjie dishes and wine pairings, many children’s activities, live entertainment and more.

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

Miss Waterblommetjie for 5-7 year old girls
(10:00 – 12:00)
Download the Entry Form here:
Miss Waterblommetjie Entry Form
Kiddies Face Painting
(12:00 – 14:00)
Pony Rides
(12:00 – 14:00)
Jumping Castles
(09:00 – 16:00)
Live Entertainment
(10:00 – 17:00)
Waterblommetjie Dishes available throughout the day
Live Cooking Demonstration
Oysters & MCC
Artisanal Pop-Up Deli
Waterblommetjie Sport Challenge
Open Air Bar Area
Shiraz on Tap

For more info: functions@rhebokskloof.co.za or 021 869 8386.

 

Trail Run/Walk in aid of IMAGINE ANIMAL DREAMS

Trail Run (Imagine Animal Dreams)
Help raise funds for IMAGINE ANIMAL DREAMS (A safe haven for neglected and abused animals)

Date: 31 July 2016
Time:
Late Entries (07h00)
10km Start: 08h30
5km Start: 09h00
Price:
5km – R80 pre-entry
10km – R100 pre-entry
Pre-Entries on Entry Ninja (Name: Imagine Animal Dreams Trail Run)
For more info:
Janine
Cell: 072 596 8271
Email: trailraser003@gmail.com

 

Rhebokskloof TrailFun

RBK Trail Run

Join us for a beautiful vineyard run in the spectacular Paarl Valley at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate on either the 5km short route or 10km long route. As always we’ll have a great vibe, excellent giveaways and delicious Rhebokskloof wine on hand.

Date: Saturday 23 July 2016
Venue: Rhebokskloof Wine Estate
Tel: 021 869 8386
Start Time: 08h00
Registration: 07h00
Distance: 5km or 10km
Entry Fees: 5km = R80, 10 km = R100

Contact:
Japie Swanepoel
Tel: 082 44 33 033

More information: www.trailfun.co.za

 

Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival 2016

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Toast of the Town

Time to charge your glasses as the much-fêted Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival returns for the 26th year with talks, tastings, and some of the industry’s biggest names.

The eponymous Juliet Cullinan handpicked just 40 producers to showcase their best vintages at the most exclusive, longest running wine event in the country and Rhebokskloof is one them!

Juliet Cullinan – recognised as the Contessa of Cultivars created this unique marketing platform to recognise and acknowledge the skills of talented individual winemakers.

Small, select, and superior, the Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival presents vintages of distinction and quality in an elegant setting.

Says Juliet Cullinan: “We’ve built our reputation on continuity, celebration and a commitment to offer the best experience for both winery and taster.

“We bring the top talent to the attention of wine connoisseurs the world over by showcasing elite boutique wineries. This provides the ideal forum for interaction between wine aficionados and gifted cellar masters. And it’s fun!

“Wine lovers enjoy comparing grape, terroirs, and tastes with ‘the face behind the label’ and can discuss varieties, vintages and maturation for hours. Wine makers enjoying pouring their own wines as knowledgeable tasters are able to compare local with international styles and ask interesting questions.

“Their enthusiasm sparks me. I love sharing knowledge about the tradition of wine so anyone with a love for the fermented grape is welcome.

“Standard Bank’s 16 years of sponsorship has enabled the Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival to grow in stature and excellence. I expect this year’s event to be our best yet.”

DATE: 12 & 13 July 2016

TIME: From 17h00 – 21h00

VENUE: At Summer Place, 69 Melville Road, Hyde Park

Cost: R190 online, R210 at the door

Webtickets / Website / Email / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram 

 
Father’s Day Buffet Lunch at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate

Date: 19 June 2016

Spoil dad with a special lunch buffet at The Rhebok Restaurant this Father’s Day for only R295 per person. In addition, a complimentary craft beer as well as a surprise gift will be handed to all dads on the occasion.

Booking is essential.

Bookings: restaurant@rhebokskloof.co.za

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CONGRATULATIONS to the winemaking team on the latest accolade achieved!

Black Marble Hill Syrah won GOLD again!

Only 5 wines from South Africa won GOLD at Syrah du Monde, and Rhebokskloof was the only wine estate awarded with gold in the Paarl region.

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Drakenstein Volunteer Animal Rescue DOG WALK & FUN DAY at Rhebokskloof

Dog Walk & Fun Day
Date: Sunday, 5 June 2016
Time: 09:30 for 10:00
Where: Rhebokskloof Wine Estate
Tickets: Quicket
For more info contact Len van der Walt on 082 579 2994 or visit the Drakenstein Animal Rescue Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DrakensteinAnimalRescue
 

 

Good Food & Wine Show Cape Town 2016 

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The annual Good Food & Wine Show is one of the country’s biggest culinary shows, with highly interactive content and exciting new experiences every year.

This year’s show includes a sensational celebrity chef line-up, expert speakers, unique immersive experiences, and innovative food and wine activations.

The show’s line-up will showcase urban farming and gardens, take a look at food markets and track the move towards more sustainable lifestyles. There will also be demonstrations on the latest in nutrition and a number of unique sensory experiences. Alongside the educational element, foodies will still be able to experience the latest and greatest on the culinary scene, with celebrity chefs, street-food stalls, baking demos and an exciting new-look wine area featuring an interactive wine pairing theatre.

Here visitors can look forward to special tastings, talks, a wine smell wall, as well as wine-and-food pairing sessions designed to turn enthusiasts into connoisseurs.

Good Food & Wine Show will run from 27 May to 29 May 2016 at the CTICC in Cape Town from 10am until 10pm on Friday and Saturday and 10am until 6pm on Sunday.

Tickets cost R140 for adults, R100 for pensioners (free on Friday), R100 for students (with valid student card) and R50 for children ages 13 to 18. Children under 12 enter for free. You can also buy a Wine Combo Ticket at R160, which includes entry to the show, a wine tasting glass and six wine tasting vouchers. Tickets will be available through Computicket and at the door.

For more information, visit goodfoodandwineshow.co.za

 

Mother’s Day at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate

Date: 8 May 2016

Tuck into a Mother’s Day lunch buffet with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and a surprise gift for every mother and grandmother for R345 per person. (Children under 12 eat for R145 each.)
The buffet includes delights like seafood chowder, charcuterie, and bobotie samoosas with homemade chutney for starters;
roast pork shoulder, mild lamb knuckle curry and mellanzane parmigiana for mains; and bread-and-butter pudding, cheesecake squares and chocolate brownie bites for pudding.

Bookings: restaurant@rhebokskloof.co.za
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SA Cheese Festival 2016

Catch Rhebokskloof at the increasingly popular South African Cheese Festival that celebrates a phenomenal fifteen years in 2016!
In this celebration year the spotlight is placed on Cheese, from the most well-known and popular cheeses to the more exotic, hand-made boutique cheeses.

Festival goers can complement this unique experience with superb wines, good music, celebrity chefs and famous personalities that will place the Spotlight on Cheese.
So invite your friends and family to join you for a day of ultimate enjoyment at Sandringham, home of the South African Cheese Festival.

Date: 29 April – 2 May 2016

Venue: Sandringham, Stellenbosch

For more information & Tickets: Computicket