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Emile’s voice is sublime. His piano playing is phenomenal. South African star of the cabaret stage, Emile Minnie, brings you an hour of top class entertainment. Come and see the captivating Emile Minnie light up the stage with his passion and energy. 

Laurika Rauch describes Emile Minnie as one of SA’s best songwriters. She has recorded three of Emile’s songs, and reviewers and the public agree that Emile’s songs are absolute highlights.

Emile’s “Nagmusiek” album was nominated for a SAMA for best alternative Afrikaans album, Emile was a runner-up in the Huisgenoot/You Songwriting Competition, and he was a finalist in the World Song Contest.

Emile will be promoting his new CD “15 Onvergeetlike Jare”, a collection of Emile’s most beautiful and most popular songs.
The show will also include French love songs, golden oldies and even a dash of rock & roll.

Make sure you get to see Emile Minnie in action: world class entertainment guaranteed.

Listen to Emile at http://soundcloud.com/emileminnie
See Emile’s music videos at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTIWDgU1akU
Visit Emile’s website www.emileminnie.com
Contact Emile at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Date: Saturday 29 April
Time: 19:00
Venue: Town Hall. Tarentaal Road
Tickets: R100

Deo Gratia Coffee Shop 044 343 1795
Or Sedgefield Tourism 0443432658

Knysna Newsletter: What's on - 21/04/2017

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Purpose built trails for GR300

Riders can look forward to some interesting, fast-paced descents and several short, sharp climbs when they tackle stage two of the Garden Route 300 mountain bike race at the end of this month. Race director Patric Mosterd said participants would be “in for a treat” on the shortest stage of the 200km, three-day event that gets under way at the Knysna Yacht Club on April 28.

Read more here

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STEP INTO AN LGBTQ+ WONDERLAND WITH PINK LOERIE 2017

Knysna's forests will be filled with fantastical fairies, bears, princes, princesses, (frogs too), kings and fabulous queens for the Malebooth Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival 2017, powered by MambaOnline.com and Exonika. From 26 April to 1 May 2017, South Africa's most beautiful town will once again host the annual celebration of all things LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer), with a storybook line-up of events and celebrations.

Read more here

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NEW JAGUAR F-TYPE TO DEBUT AT JAGUAR SIMOLA HILLCLIMB

Jaguar fans and performance car enthusiasts are in for a treat at this year’s Jaguar Simola Hillclimb. The event mark the South African debut of the 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE, which features styling updates and new technology additions to the most dynamically capable, performance-focused Jaguar.

Read more here

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2017 Eden Kite Festival

The third Eden Kite Festival takes place at the huge Eden Lawns fields in Sedgefield on 22 October 2017. Building on the amazing success of the first two events, this year should see at least another doubling in terms of attendance thanks to the new location along the N2. The list of kiters that will entertain this year with their mind-boggling kites isn’t complete yet, but confirmed already are 8 from around South Africa as well 7 international flyers from Poland, England, Germany and Tasmania. 

Read more here

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Sedgefield turned up the colour on Good Friday 2017

Sedgefield turned up the colour on Good Friday, the 14th of April 2017, which started off at the Steam Whistle Stop. The misfit Colour Run is also known as a festival of love and allows participants the novelty of being splashed with coloured powder made from food-grade corn starch as they run through stations along the 3.5km route. Locals and visitors had fun with family and friends from the beginning till the end. First they were treated to a colouful dance performed by the children who were participating and then they were showered with some colour to set the mood. Once the race was completed participants were catapulted with colours and Easter eggs.

Read more here

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Classic cars: are they a good investment?

Thousands of classic car aficionados are expected to attend the prestigious 2017 Knysna Motor Show, sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth, later this month to view some of the most head-turning heritage vehicles in South Africa. Many hope to one day own one of these iconic cars, not only for emotional reasons but because they believe it will increase in value over time. But are classic cars a good investment, or should they remain just a ‘passion’ hobby? Avid classic car collector and expert Brian Bruce says that like art and architecture, classic cars represent the societal style of a particular period, following the technological, styling and socio-economic trends of the time. Many people buy them out of nostalgia for a bygone era or to reconnect with brands or models they grew up with.

Read more here

EVENTS & MARKETS

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Catch Sujo & Storm live at Blend Restaurant on Friday, 21 April from 8pm - 11pm & on Sunday, 23 April, Shaza will entertain you from 1pm - 4pm

For more information contact: 044 384 0493

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BAZAAR

Come enjoy the Vermont Bazaar on 29 April 2017 from 9am - 2pm at Vermont centre in Hornlee. There will be something for young and old to enjoy.

For more info contact: 044 385 0593

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DANCE SHOW

Join Une's Dance Studio on 4 & 5 May 2017 from 6:30pm at Oakhill School Hall for their Rhythm Dance Show incl. Hip Hop, Contemporary, Tap and Latin production. R40 per adult & R20 per child.

For more information contact: 072 796 4931

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FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET

Don't miss the Friday Night Market this Friday from 4pm - 8pm for some good local food, entertainment, stalls or just good company. Follow the scarecrows up Welbedach Lane.  

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WILD OATS MARKET

Don't miss the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market blending people from diverse backgrounds, uniting urban and rural in a mix, every Saturday from 07:30 - 12pm.

For more info contact: 044 883 1177

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HARKERVILLE MARKET

Join the rural and rustic, but vibey and vital Harkerville Market it's definitely all you could ever hope for in a typical South African Saturday Market. Saturdays 8am - 12pm.

For more info contact: 084 510 9939

SPECIALS

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Don't miss out on a 3 course SUNDAY LUNCH at Leeuwensbosch Farm Stall at only R95 pp.

 

For more information call: Gerhard/Jane on 044 386 0116

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Have you heard of Monday massage madness at our Spa? Get the massage you’ve been putting out for a while. 20% off our massages is more than enough reason to treat yourself to a Monday pamper session.
Call: 044 343 1844 to make your booking.

totties

Experience the Rheenendal country-side at Totties Farm Kitchen with an unforgettable @ R195pp on Sunday & Live Music on Sat & Sun.

For more information call: 044 389 0092

amani turbine

Spoil yourself with a 45 min a back, neck & shoulder massage, refreshing foot scrub & a pressure point foot massage at the Amani Spa @ Turbine for only R599 pp.

For more information contact: 044 302 5746

CooknLook

Kilzers Kitchen Cook n Look Evenings are indeed a unique experience. The busy and extremely well equipped kitchen becomes centre stage for around 70 guests who get to watch a magnificent 3 course meal being prepared by chefs Albin and Jenny together with their professional kitchen personnel.

For more info contact: 044 382 0135

mitchbrew

Mitchells Brew Pub presents Thurday Pint Night - Buy one get one free & from 6pm - 8pm get a free 340ml draft with any gourmet burger.

For more info contact: 044 382 4685

oystersthirty

THE HOME OF THE KNYSNA OYSTER: make sure you visit 34 South in the Knysna Waterfront to enjoy a fantastic oyster experience. For more information contact: 0443827331

BlackwatersRiver

Join Blackwaters River Lodge & Mashie Golf Course - A great relaxation place for young & old. 
For more information & bookings contact: 044 383 0105

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Join 34 South for lunches, business lunches, lunch breaks, light lunches and most of all LUNCH SPECIALS. everyday we have something different. Click here for more information

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Friday, 21 April 2017 02:07

Purpose built trails for GR300

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Riders can look forward to some interesting, fast-paced descents and several short, sharp climbs when they tackle stage two of the Garden Route 300 mountain bike race at the end of this month.

Race director Patric Mosterd said participants would be “in for a treat” on the shortest stage of the 200km, three-day event that gets under way at the Knysna Yacht Club on April 28.

With the start on the Dormehl dairy farm some 40km outside Knysna on the Sedgefield road, he said much of the 50km course would be on the manicured trails of the trail park.

However, he warned that the day’s riding could “prove taxing for many of the riders”.

“The trail park consists of purpose-built tracks which have been constructed to international standards,” he said.
“This means the trails are always kept in good condition, making them fast. There are many berms that increase the riding experience as they allow participants to keep the speed up.”

Mosterd said the idea was to provide fast descents into the valley, followed by a climb out.

“Fast singletrack takes you down into the valley with a lot of zig-zagging to generate a thrill for the riders.”
There are enough short, sharp climbs, Mosterd added, to keep the attention of everyone.

“It’s not mountainous, but the route is demanding because it is busy and there is never a dull moment.”

He said the degree of difficulty is linked to the speed at which you ride and that the route provides a chance for everyone to comfortably complete the stage.

“Technically anybody can ride the trails. It’s not dangerous because you can do it slowly and safel at no risk.
“The course is designed for speed, so there is greater risk attached for the guys who are a bit quicker.
“But the trails often attract whole families, so they are really for everyone.”

Mosterd said after leaving the start at Dormehl Farm, there is an open stretch of dirt road that would assist in spreading the field to a degree.

“This is quite important because there is a lot of singletrack on the stage. This is followed by an early climb which will open up the field even further.”

Besides the feature race, the organisers also offer a 170km Lite version. On stage two, however, the main race and Lite will cover the same distance.

With the start at the trail park’s offices, Mosterd said there are sufficient facilities to cater for the riders’ needs.
“It’s about a 25-minute drive from Knysna and there is a very nice coffee shop with tables and chairs under some trees. It is very quaint.”

He said ablution and shower facilities would be available after the stage and the venue would host the lunch and prize-giving.

Thursday, 20 April 2017 13:58

2017 Eden Kite Festival

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The third Eden Kite Festival takes place at the huge Eden Lawns fields in Sedgefield on 22 October 2017. Building on the amazing success of the first two events, this year should see at least another doubling in terms of attendance thanks to the new location along the N2.

The list of kiters that will entertain this year with their mind-boggling kites isn’t complete yet, but confirmed already are 8 from around South Africa as well 7 international flyers from Poland, England, Germany and Tasmania. Eden is attracting increasing international interest, being seen as an exciting and enjoyable stop for kiters en route to the longstanding Cape Town International Kite Festival. And let’s not forget our Garden Route kiters who regularly decorate the local skies during the year.

There will be some unique creative designs this year, with 2 of the international participants – Karl Longbottom from England (who was at Eden in 2015) and Robert Brasington from Tasmania – being regarded as 2 of the finest artistic kitemakers in the world.

Once again there will be a full programme of entertainment catering for all ages, and an expanded craft and food market. There are two new features being planned:
- A trail run starting and ending at the kite field
- An attempt to set a South African record of 2 000 kites in the air simultaneously, flown by the public
Watch for more details on those as plans progress.

The popular Team Kite Battle has become a firm favourite of the event. Teams of 3 fly 6-sided traditional Japanese fighting kites (called Rokkakku’s) and attempt to knock each other out of the sky – last one up wins! Kites and instruction are provided and after a chance to practice and plan strategy, the battle begins. Teams are invited to dress up, bring along family and friends and join the fun.

The event is, as always, in aid of Masithandane and all proceeds go directly to them for their many projects that support and uplift the disadvantaged of Sedgefield and the region.

Media Enquiries to Belinda Hobson: 044 343 2007

Jaguar fans and performance car enthusiasts are in for a treat at this year’s Jaguar Simola Hillclimb. The event mark the South African debut of the 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE, which features styling updates and new technology additions to the most dynamically capable, performance-focused Jaguar.

  • 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE will debut and participate at 2017 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb
  • F-TYPE SVR Coupé, F-TYPE SVR Convertible, F-TYPE 400 Sport will feature
  • Updated model includes world-first ReRun app, in partnership with GoPro

Spectators at South Africa’s premier lifestyle motoring event will be able to see the latest F-TYPEs in action on the famed 1.9-kilometre Simola Hill road. Three variants of the F-TYPE will be in action: the 423kW, all-wheel drive F-TYPE SVR, in both Coupé and Convertible body styles, as well as the Special Edition F-TYPE 400 Sport, powered by Jaguar’s 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine producing 294kW.

“The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb is an excellent opportunity to showcase a car like the F-TYPE, a model that perfectly demonstrates the art of performance,” said Lisa Mallett, Marketing Director of Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa. “It’s only fitting that these exciting new F-TYPEs make their debut in a dynamic fashion, where fans can see and hear them in action – the ultimate thrill for the senses.”

The 2018 model year F-TYPE gains new technology in the form of Jaguar’s InControl Touch Pro infotainment system. Boasting super-fast responses, intuitive tablet-style operation, intelligent navigation functions with real-time traffic and live weather reports, every journey is made more rewarding with a world of information at the driver’s fingertips.

Enthusiasts will also be able to capture and share their driving experiences using the new ReRun app, developed in collaboration with GoPro. In a world-first, ReRun combines real-time video from the driver’s GoPro with key vehicle performance data including speed, throttle position, gear selection, braking force and g-force. The high-quality video – including unique ‘highlights’ sections – can be downloaded to the driver’s smartphone and shared on social media.

The F-TYPE’s award-wining design is stronger and more focused, with clearer visual range differentiation thanks to model-specific front bumpers. Full LED headlights boost visual appeal still further and help improve driver safety and comfort through greatly enhanced night-time visibility.

With a focus on optimising performance, the new F-TYPE also features slimline seats, along with new chrome and aluminium trim finishers to heighten the driver-focused feel of the interior. For the first time, purists will be able indulge in the joy of driving by ordering an F-TYPE with a six-speed manual transmission. This will be available on models equipped with the 250kW and 280kW supercharged V6 engines.

On sale for only one year is the Special Edition 400 Sport. Powered by the new 294kW version of the 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine, it is further enhanced by an uprated chassis comprising the Super Performance braking system, Configurable Dynamics and 20-inch wheels with a unique Dark Satin Grey finish. Additionally, it features distinctive yellow and Dark Satin Grey badging to perfectly complement its choice of three exterior colours: Indus Silver, Santorini Black and Yulong White.

Prices for the new Jaguar F-TYPE start at R1 063 900 for the 250kW, 3.0-litre supercharged manual Coupé. For more information and to build your own F-TYPE, visit www.jaguar.co.za

This year’s Jaguar Simola Hillclimb commences with Classic Car Friday on 5 May, when owners of historic road and race cars compete in their iconic cars for the Classic Conqueror trophy. From 6 – 7 May, attention will turn to the exhilarating King of the Hill competition. This will see the new Jaguar F-TYPEs competing alongside more than 80 other road-going sports cars, supercars and purpose-built race cars, to conquer the 1.9km-long Simola Hill road.

Spectator tickets for the 2017 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb start at R100 for a day pass and R220 for a pit pass. Tickets can be purchased on www.itickets.co.za. For more information, visit www.jaguarsimolahillclimb.com.

Sedgefield turned up the colour on Good Friday, the 14th of April 2017, which started off at the Steam Whistle Stop. The misfit Colour Run is also known as a festival of love and allows participants the novelty of being splashed with coloured powder made from food-grade corn starch as they run through stations along the 3.5km route.

Locals and visitors had fun with family and friends from the beginning till the end. First they were treated to a colouful dance performed by the children who were participating and then they were showered with some colour to set the mood. Once the race was completed participants were catapulted with colours and Easter eggs.

Finally the best dressed outfits were chosen and then event organiser, Bronwyn Lloyd proceeded with the lucky draws and prizes that were definitely well received. Portion of the proceeds went to feeding the hungry in support of Sedgefield Slow Town Meals. Thank you Sedgefield and Misfit Events and Training for the amazingly colourful experience! Thank you to the main sponsors: The Whistle Stop Station, Knysna and Partners, Twizza, Garden Route Bistro, Shell Sedgefield, Cycleworx, Remax , Lloyds Maintenance and all the prize sponsors.

For more pictures visit http://showme.co.za/knysna/events-entertainment/sedgefield-misfit-colour-run-catapults/ https://www.facebook.com/misfitsedgefield/

Thursday, 13 April 2017 13:19

Classic cars: are they a good investment?

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Thousands of classic car aficionados are expected to attend the prestigious 2017 Knysna Motor Show, sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth, later this month to view some of the most head-turning heritage vehicles in South Africa. Many hope to one day own one of these iconic cars, not only for emotional reasons but because they believe it will increase in value over time. But are classic cars a good investment, or should they remain just a ‘passion’ hobby?

Avid classic car collector and expert Brian Bruce says that like art and architecture, classic cars represent the societal style of a particular period, following the technological, styling and socio-economic trends of the time. Many people buy them out of nostalgia for a bygone era or to reconnect with brands or models they grew up with.

Marque and mystique
But what makes a classic car collectible? “Traditionally, buyers have been motivated by emotion, mystique, performance success, styling, engineering and marque, but investors are increasingly driven by rarity and future value profile,” Bruce says. “The benchmark collectible car is the Ferrari – one regularly sees these iconic cars going for between US$20 and 30 million at international classic car auctions. They’re beautifully designed, highly engineered cars with excellent provenance. Other iconic classics include the E-type Jaguar and the Austin or Morris Mini, which won the Monte Carlo Rally four times.”

Bruce will have eight of his own heritage vehicles on display at this year’s Knysna Motor Show, including an extremely rare 1935 Jensen Ford and an original 1935 Bentley Sports Coupe. His recently restored 1954 Austin-Healey 100 Le Mans will debut at the show.

Consistent rise in value
Leon Strümpher, Portfolio Manager at the Knysna branch of Sanlam Private Wealth and himself a classic car investor, says the market for classic cars has experienced a consistent rise in value over the past two decades. “The value of the classic car market in the UK alone is said to be about £5.5 billion. According to the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index the value of the classic car market internationally has over the past 10 years appreciated more than that of watches, wine, jewellery, stamps and art,” he says.

The latest price index compiled by the Historic Automobile Group International shows that Mercedes-Benz has been the best performing marque, increasing in value by just over 85% over the past three years. Ferrari also did well, posting an increase of 65% and sending Porsche into third place with a rise of almost 60%.

A 1960s Ferrari Dino that might have sold for R25 000 in the 1980s, may sell for as much as R6 million today, Bruce says. An E-type Jaguar worth R50 000 in the early 1990s might fetch upwards of R2 million in 2017. “Generally, the most desirable cars are open-top sports cars – convertibles and roadsters. The rule of thumb is ‘hood down, value up’.”

The best performing classic cars in terms of return on investment have been the Ferraris from the 1950s and ‘60s – the highest price paid for a Ferrari is believed to be more than US$50 million for a 1960’s Ferrari 250 GTO, he says. “Certain models of Jaguar, Aston Martin and Mercedes are also top sellers as are some Bentley, Duesenberg and Bugatti models from the pre-war era.”

Some of the increase in value of classic cars over the years has resulted from a distinct shift in ownership profile, with older owners selling on their ‘used’ cars at second-hand prices to early collectors buying into future value. “We’re also seeing a trend towards preservation rather than restoration, with ‘barn-find’ cars that have been hidden for years being preserved to retain their originality – and hence, their value – rather than being subjected to full restoration.”

Not all cars are equal
Strümpher points out that not all cars are equal when it comes to investing in classics, and not all are good investments. “It takes a really deep knowledge of this industry and a lot of homework to know which ones will appreciate in value. Investment cars vary dramatically in price tag and returns, depending on their rarity and condition, and the size of the buyer’s pocket.”

He suggests looking at the younger classics: 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s models, V8 and preferably manual transmission. Mercedes models from the 1970s are becoming sought after, with prices rising steadily. “The key is to get a vehicle from a good marque, such as the German, British and some American brands, before there’s great demand for that model.”

Bruce’s advice is to go for brands that have continued with their ranges through the years, such as the Porsche 911 range. “There have been various iterations of the 911 models, and the 1970 and 80s versions are now being hunted down,” he says. Other desirable brands include the sports version of the BMW 6 series, Maserati, Mazda MX5, and Toyota sports cars.

Price drivers
So what’s driving the prices of classic cars? Strümpher says classic cars are becoming scarcer every year, as many leave our shores for Europe or the US. For foreign buyers, South African vehicles are well priced, even when transport costs and taxes are taken into account.

According to Bruce, TV shows, car shows and the availability of information on the internet have increased public awareness of classic cars and the prices they can fetch, which has increased the number of sellers and buyers. South Africa has an active if somewhat fragmented classic car community with a good number of collectors, online sales and a full diary of shows throughout the year.

Not for the faint-hearted
“Investing in a classic car can be an exciting and extremely rewarding venture, but it is not for the faint-hearted,” Strümpher says. “It requires time and attention as well as resources – such as real estate to house your vehicles – and you need to do your homework. To avoid future pitfalls you should look for rust, do regular maintenance, replace perished parts with original parts and try to acquire a car with low mileage.”

Head-turners at the Knysna Motor Show
The Knysna Motor Show, sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth, will be held on Sunday 30 April on the Knysna High School sports fields on Waterfront Drive. Organised by the Garden Route Motor Club, the event will feature some of the most distinctive and rare classic cars and motorcycles in South Africa. The participants are personally invited to display their vehicles, which ensures that only the finest models are exhibited.

“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Knysna Motor Show – one of the most prestigious events on the auto show calendar in South Africa,” says Strümpher. “Many of our clients are passionate classic car collectors, not only as a hobby but as an alternative investment class which can deliver notable returns.”

“We encourage all classic and vintage car enthusiasts to make the trip to Knysna – regarded as the classic car capital of South Africa – to see some of the best classic vehicles our country has to offer,” he says.

Gates will be open from 09:30 to 16:00. Tickets at the gate.

Knysna Newsletter: What's on - 13/04/2017

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Sedgefield Slow Festival Programme

Sedgefield's Slow Festival is about returning to family values, real experiences and a natural way of life...

Click here to download the festival programme

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Colour Run Fun in Sedgefield Friday the 14th April 2017

Dubbed the “The Happiest fun run on the Planet”, the Colour Run was founded back in March 2011, by an American event producer named Travis Snyder. The concept was a simple one: bring together people from all walks of life, both young and old, fit and not-so-fit, to enjoy a fun and non-competitive run/walk, and anoint them with a rainbow of colours en route. The Colour Run concept is now one of the most popular un-timed events in the world, serving to promote health and happiness with an emphasis on fun over competition.

Read more here

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Young Engineers Workshop at 2017 Sedgefield Slow Festival

LEGO. Everyone knows what it is, and at this year's Slow Festival (14-16 April), all kids (from 6-96!) can experience the forgotten days of immersing oneself in timeless LEGO creativity while building electric models that work! Workshops will be hosted by Young Engineers Garden Route, who teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths concepts in the best way they know how, through Edutainment! E2 = Education to the power of entertainment!

Read more here

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Come and SUP the Pili Pili Fun SUP Race

With Sedgefield being surrounded by pristine waterways, spectacular lagoon and dune scenery, it is without a doubt a world class playground for water sports enthusiasts young and old. How exciting it is then that the Slow Festival (14-16 April) will incorporate the ‘Pili Pili Slow Fest Fun SUP’ for the second year running, on Friday 14th April as part of its programme of events over the Easter weekend.

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New venue for Anything That Floats 2017

For months now everybody has been watching the level of the water in the Swartvlei estuary and there has been a lot of speculation about when Sanparks would open the mouth. With water levels not allowing for the mouth to be breached, this not looking likely in the near future and has meant that even the organisers of the Anything That Floats are bemoaning this fact, with a new venue having to be found for the event. The usual venue behind Placid Waters is partly under water and very soggy.

Read more here

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Fancy Hats and Petit Fours at the Grand Gatsby High Tea

Thich Nhat Hanh said, "Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future." With the above in mind, Lakeside Lodge & Spa is inviting all to join them for their Grand Gatsby High Tea, to be held as part of the Slow Festival (14-16 April), on Saturday, 15th April from 14h00-16h00.

Read more here

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Music Trivia Evening at Sedgefield Slow Festival

With last year’s Music Trivia evening being an absolute hit and completely sold out, tickets to this year’s event are selling fast! Set for Saturday 15th April at 18h30, as part of the Slow Festival, trivia DJ Bobby Hack will certainly be testing everyone’s musical knowledge and memory!

Read more here

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STEP INTO AN LGBTQ+ WONDERLAND WITH PINK LOERIE 2017

Knysna's forests will be filled with fantastical fairies, bears, princes, princesses, (frogs too), kings and fabulous queens for the Malebooth Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival 2017, powered by MambaOnline.com and Exonika. From 26 April to 1 May 2017, South Africa's most beautiful town will once again host the annual celebration of all things LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer), with a storybook line-up of events and celebrations.

Read more here

mgnd

 

Classic cars: are they a good investment?

Thousands of classic car aficionados are expected to attend the prestigious 2017 Knysna Motor Show, sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth, later this month to view some of the most head-turning heritage vehicles in South Africa. Many hope to one day own one of these iconic cars, not only for emotional reasons but because they believe it will increase in value over time. But are classic cars a good investment, or should they remain just a ‘passion’ hobby? Avid classic car collector and expert Brian Bruce says that like art and architecture, classic cars represent the societal style of a particular period, following the technological, styling and socio-economic trends of the time. Many people buy them out of nostalgia for a bygone era or to reconnect with brands or models they grew up with.

Read more here

EVENTS & MARKETS

blend

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Catch Tigger live at Blend Restaurant on Friday, 14 April from 8pm - 11pm & on Sunday, 16 April, Wendy Dewberry will entertain you from 1pm - 4pm

For more information contact: 044 384 0493

bazaar

BAZAAR

Come enjoy the Vermont Bazaar on 29 April 2017 from 9am - 2pm at Vermont centre in Hornlee. There will be something for young and old to enjoy.

For more info contact: 044 385 0593

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DANCE SHOW

Join Une's Dance Studio on 4 & 5 May 2017 from 6:30pm at Oakhill School Hall for their Rhythm Dance Show incl. Hip Hop, Contemporary, Tap and Latin production. R40 per adult & R20 per child.

For more information contact: 072 796 4931

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FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET

Don't miss the Friday Night Market this Friday from 4pm - 8pm for some good local food, entertainment, stalls or just good company. Follow the scarecrows up Welbedach Lane.  

WildOM

WILD OATS MARKET

Don't miss the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market blending people from diverse backgrounds, uniting urban and rural in a mix, every Saturday from 07:30 - 12pm.

For more info contact: 044 883 1177

harkerville

HARKERVILLE MARKET

Join the rural and rustic, but vibey and vital Harkerville Market it's definitely all you could ever hope for in a typical South African Saturday Market. Saturdays 8am - 12pm.

For more info contact: 084 510 9939

SPECIALS

leeuwensbosch

Don't miss out on a 3 course SUNDAY LUNCH at Leeuwensbosch Farm Stall at only R95 pp.

 

For more information call: Gerhard/Jane on 044 386 0116

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Have you heard of Monday massage madness at our Spa? Get the massage you’ve been putting out for a while. 20% off our massages is more than enough reason to treat yourself to a Monday pamper session.
Call: 044 343 1844 to make your booking.

totties

Experience the Rheenendal country-side at Totties Farm Kitchen with an unforgettable @ R195pp on Sunday & Live Music on Sat & Sun.

For more information call: 044 389 0092

amani turbine

Spoil yourself with a 45 min a back, neck & shoulder massage, refreshing foot scrub & a pressure point foot massage at the Amani Spa @ Turbine for only R599 pp.

For more information contact: 044 302 5746

CooknLook

Kilzers Kitchen Cook n Look Evenings are indeed a unique experience. The busy and extremely well equipped kitchen becomes centre stage for around 70 guests who get to watch a magnificent 3 course meal being prepared by chefs Albin and Jenny together with their professional kitchen personnel.

For more info contact: 044 382 0135

mitchbrew

Mitchells Brew Pub presents Thurday Pint Night - Buy one get one free & from 6pm - 8pm get a free 340ml draft with any gourmet burger.

For more info contact: 044 382 4685

oystersthirty

THE HOME OF THE KNYSNA OYSTER: make sure you visit 34 South in the Knysna Waterfront to enjoy a fantastic oyster experience. For more information contact: 0443827331

BlackwatersRiver

Join Blackwaters River Lodge & Mashie Golf Course - A great relaxation place for young & old. 
For more information & bookings contact: 044 383 0105

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Join 34 South for lunches, business lunches, lunch breaks, light lunches and most of all LUNCH SPECIALS. everyday we have something different. Click here for more information

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Knysna's forests will be filled with fantastical fairies, bears, princes, princesses, (frogs too), kings and fabulous queens for the Malebooth Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival 2017, powered by MambaOnline.com and Exonika.

From 26 April to 1 May 2017, South Africa's most beautiful town will once again host the annual celebration of all things LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer), with a storybook line-up of events and celebrations.

"In these times of upheaval, we decided to offer a distraction from reality with a modern fairytale theme," says Pink Loerie's John O’Neil. "Our focus is on the magical diversity of our community and the creativity and colour it has to offer."

Returning this year are two popular features: the Bear Colony Festival (a furry gathering of the 'bear' community at Blackwaters River Lodge) and the Wigstock Festival (an outrageous celebration, through performance, of all things drag).

Other entertainment and cultural events will include the launch of Bruce J. Little’s book Little Poof! Homonolgues, the Mr and Miss Mardi Gras pageants, a couture fashion show by acclaimed designer Peter Bondesio, an exhibition of LGBTQ+ themed art at Knysna Fine Arts, and a series of parties that will take you to the end of the rainbow (and back again).

For those with a sportier inclination, Jozi Cats, Africa's first gay and inclusive competitive Rugby Club, will attend Pink Loerie and participate in all activities including the Bear Colony Festival.

More serious issues will be brought to the fore with a new initiative: a workshop and fundraising dinner focusing on hate crimes and the visibility of black lesbians, who are among the most vulnerable in the LGBTQ+ community.

"The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival is a time of celebration, but a celebration with a purpose," explains O’Neil. "We hope to contribute and make a difference by addressing and highlighting the violence, stigma and discrimination faced by many LGBTQ+ people."

Not only is Pink Loerie a memorable occasion for visitors from around the country, but it has also become a major part of Knysna life; boosting tourism and supporting local businesses and charities. As part of the festival’s contribution, a number of events will raise funds and reach out to the Loeriehof and Vermont retirement homes, Knysna Animal Welfare and the Paula Whitney Crèche.

Of course, the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival would not be complete without the public splendour and spectacle of the annual Street Parade. Locals and travellers alike will gather along Main Road to cheer the procession of floats. This will be followed by the After Parade PIAZZA Party, performances by the Queens of Wigstock and the awarding of Best Dressed, Best Float and Best Window prizes.

This year, Mango Airlines has proudly come on board the Pink Loerie magic carpet. Keep an eye on Mango's social media pages for the opportunity to win a weekend extravaganza at the festival, including accommodation, festival tickets for two, a signed copy of Little Poof! Homonolgues by Bruce J. Little and lots more. (Visit the Facebook page for more: facebook.com/FlyMangoSA)

As always, the event is supported by Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for the Western Cape.

For more information on the 2017 Malebooth Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival (including the full line up events and assistance with travel and accommodation) please visit the following platforms:

www.pinkloeriefoundation.com
www.bearcolony.co.za
www.wigstock.co.za
www.pinkloerietravel.com
Donate directly at https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/pinkloeriefoundation

TICKETS
Bondesio Couture Fashion Show & Afternoon Tea with Tobi Jooste on Thursday 27 April at Villa Castollini. http://www.quicket.co.za/events/26157-bondesio-couture-fashion-show-afternoon-tea-with-tobi-jooste/#/ - R250 including afternoon tea/snacks

Annual VIP Medieval Feast and Fundraising Auction on Friday 28 April, with your Emcee Tobi Jooste at Villa Castollini. http://www.quicket.co.za/events/19513-medieval-feast/#/ - R350 including dinner and welcome drinks

The BIG SPLASH at on the 30th of April 2017. This is your chance to support the Pink Loerie Foundation by creating a costume hat, and then taking a 200m plunge into the lake with your fabulous hat. The Mardi Gras theme sets the tone with family fun day making the day an event not to be missed.

If that’s not enough reason then listen to the amazing prize. The most creative swimming hat wins a weekend stay including a 30 min back, neck and shoulders massage at our 5 star hotel & spa. If getting wet isn’t you thing, join in the festivities with a drag how in the amphitheatre at 1pm and light live music by the lake. The Queens of Wigstock will keep your entertained with performances by Betty Bangles, Olivia Mae, Victoria Styles, Jett Jones and Charné Churchill.

Foodies and winos can expect food by Chef Kelly Annie Pieterson and award-winning wines by Walker Bay wine farm, Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate. Kids can enjoy watersport activities on the Swartvlei Lake, provided by Lakeside Lodge & Spa. A live performance from local sensation Shaza Greef tops off an amazing day out with family and friends.

ABOUT PINK LOERIE
The Malebooth Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival 2017 Knysna, powered by MambaOnline.com and Exonika, will take place from Wednesday 26 April to Monday 1 May 2017. Organised by the NPC / NPO Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival Southern Africa Foundation, the event is an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) culture and identity and takes place in the picturesque town of Knysna. Now in its 17th year, the festival hosts a series of cultural, entertainment and community fundraising events.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Sponsors and Logistics
JOHN O’NEIL
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Cell: +27 (0) 83 347 9570

Admin & Events
LUAN SCHULTZ
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Cell: +27 (0) 82 337 2258

Media & Press
MAMBAONLINE
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Cell: +27 (0) 83 653 7577

General Enquiries
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Cell: +27 (0) 83 347 9570

Dubbed the “The Happiest fun run on the Planet”, the Colour Run was founded back in March 2011, by an American event producer named Travis Snyder. The concept was a simple one: bring together people from all walks of life, both young and old, fit and not-so-fit, to enjoy a fun and non-competitive run/walk, and anoint them with a rainbow of colours en route. The Colour Run concept is now one of the most popular un-timed events in the world, serving to promote health and happiness with an emphasis on fun over competition. 

This year's Misfit Colour Run in Sedgefield is scheduled to take place on the 14th April 2017 over the school holiday period. Now in its fourth year, the event has steadily grown and now attracts hundreds of entrants from Sedgefield's spirited local community, along with many holiday makers and people from further afield. Most colour runs are 5km, but the organisers of this event chose to set the course at just 3,5km in order for it to be more accessible to everyone. This year holds some extra fun with a Cannon shooter starting and ending the event as well as a special not to be missed surprise!

The Misfit Colour Run/Walk serves as a great opportunity for people to come together for both a good laugh and a good cause, says Bronwyn Loyd of Misfit Studios, “and this year promises to be more colourful than ever.” A portion of the proceeds from the event will be given to Slow Town Mobile Meals, a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 150-156) which provides & delivers meals to the aged, frail, disabled or needy in the community - regardless of race, colour or creed.

Runners are encouraged to don white T-shirts, and as they pass through the various colour stations along the course, they will be doused in a rainbow of corn starch powder enhanced by a food colouring agent (entirely non-toxic). By the end of the race, the once white t-shirts appear tie-dyed and entrants are literally covered from head to toe in colour. Prizes for best dressed.

Date: 14th April 2016
Time: Start 3pm
Adults: R100
Kids 6-12: R80
Kids under 6: Free

Entries available at the Sedgefield Tourism Office for more information contact Bronwyn 082 306 0509