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Sign up for the Black Friday newsletter and be the first to see the hottest travel deals as they are released. Don’t miss any of the incredible deals on offer! Whether you're looking for an unforgettable solo adventure, a honeymoon for two or gifting someone special with a weekend away, now is the time to get out and explore.

You could snag incredible land (hotel) specials, including international beach holidays and local getaways. Save up to 50% on international beach holidays, up to 45% on local getaways and as always, all the best fares on local and international flights – guaranteed! Here's a taste of destinations on offer this Black Friday.

Local Is Lekker

Make the most of exploring our beautiful country. Head to Cape Town to soak up the sun and brave the icy Atlantic, visit a wine farm and marvel at Table Mountain from the shores of Bloubergstrand. Escape to the Midlands or Clarens for fresh country air. Visit the Kruger National Park for a blissful bush break. Or wander down to the Cape Winelands, head to Hermanus for whale spotting and go wildflower hunting up the Western Cape's West Coast. The options are endless!

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Explore Mauritius

Visa-free and just a short four-hour flight from Johannesburg (direct flights from Cape Town and Durban also available), Mauritius is a magical destination for a well-deserved island escape. It's the perfect all-rounder, particularly loved by families, honeymooners and groups. There's also accommodation to suit every budget and type of traveller.  Mauritius may be a 'fly-and-flop' holiday favourite, but don't think that's all there is to it. Check out the many unique and natural attractions across the island, sample local Creole cuisine, swim, paddle or SUP in the warm turquoise water or check into any spa to recharge.

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Experience Zanzibar

Hop on a plane to sultry Zanzibar for an unforgettable honeymoon or romantic getaway. The spice-scented streets of UNESCO-listed Stone Town and the luxe resorts are a dream come true. Complete your exotic island getaway with a tour of Stone Town to see the famous doors, visit a spice farm and head out on a sunset cruise.

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Savour The Seychelles

Check into the Garden of Eden in tranquil Seychelles. A paradise for nature lovers and wellness seekers, the Seychelles archipelago comprises 115 dreamy islands, some of which are the most beautiful in the world. You're spoilt for choice with incredible marine pastimes, such as diving and snorkelling and much more. Honeymooning couples can choose from a diverse range of activities and resorts too.

Mingle In The Maldives

The Maldives is South Africa's answer to a northern hemisphere favourite, Bora Bora. With over-water villas and seaplanes, the Maldives is a must for luxury travel lovers. But, don't scratch it off your list simply because you think it may be out of your price bracket. It is becoming increasingly possible to snag a great deal to the Maldives, especially if you book ahead and catch a Black Friday special.

How To Get The Best Black Friday Travel Deals

Whether you're a frequent traveller or a first-time explorer wanting to dip your toe into travel for the first time, here's our checklist to snag the best travel bargains this Black Friday.

For the best Black Friday weekend, head on over to flightcentre.co.za from Friday 27 November 2020, visit your nearest Flight Centre store or call 0877 40 50 60.

For More Information

For more information about Flight Centre, visit www.flightcentre.co.za. You can also contact them on 0877 40 50 60.

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Black Friday At The Capital Hotels & Apartments

Act fast and secure massively discounted luxury hotel stays at The Capital Hotels & Apartments this Black Friday! The Capital is your ultimate destination for business and leisure stays, and you get to enjoy luxury at never-to-be-repeated rates for stays between 01 December 2020 – 31 January 2022 in Joburg, Pretoria and Cape Town.

You can pick a date within a whole-year period (excluding block out periods) to enjoy massively discounted stays. We offer the best experiences, whether it’s for the solo traveller, couples or families. You have a choice of stunning hotel rooms or spectacular apartments.

Be super quick; as this amazing Black Friday offer is only bookable from 25 – 30 November 2020.

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The Capital Empire – Sandton

The Capital On The Park – Sandton

The Capital Melrose – Melrose Arch

The Capital On Bath – Rosebank

The Capital Menlyn Maine – Pretoria

The Capital Trilogy – Pretoria

The Capital Mirage – Cape Town

SEVEN Villa Hotel & Spa by The Capital

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Now that you’ve read all the fine print – go grab your room or apartment while you still can!

For More Information

For more information about The Capital Hotels & Apartments, visit welcome.thecapital.co.za.

To make your bookings, you can contact them on [email protected] or 011 290 9700.

Don’t forget to follow and like them on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest news, packages and special offers.

Celebrate & Stay At The Capital

Don’t be sad about the milestones you missed celebrating while stuck under lockdown. Now with the eased lockdown restrictions, it’s time to let the good times roll! Spring into action and get together with your mates, family and colleagues at the only place to be – The Capital Hotels & Apartments! Whether you're in Joburg, Pretoria, Durban or Cape Town, you can turn up and live it up.

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Choose a packaged experience at one of their hotels and enjoy the vibe that The Capital is famous for. Live, laugh , love, and let loose. From pool vibes, DJs on the deck and themed dining to movie nights, live performances, whiskey tastings and more, it's up to you. The choice is yours on how you want to turn it up and live it up.

Stay the night at greatly reduced rates & pair it with an experience of your choice!

Book now! This is a limited offer! Use promo code TURNITUP when booking.

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There’s plenty of excitement happening at The Capital Hotels & Apartments in Sandton! Catch DJs on the deck and enjoy epic nights at The Capital On The Park from Friday, 18 September 2020. The Capital Empire has your long weekend sorted. Kick off on 24 September with a Gourmet Braai, 25 September enjoy The Gin Experience , 26 September outdoor movie and dinner experience; and on 27 September indulge in a Sunday Funday Bottomless Mimosa brunch.

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Bok ‘n jol with Ampie on Heritage Day, 24 September 2020! There’s no better place in sunny Pretoria for vibe and wors, than the pool deck at The Capital Menlyn Maine. On 10 October 2020, visitors will get to enjoy chilled music, whiskey and good times – what else do you need for a great night out?

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Book a stay at The Capital Mirage and enjoy lazy sunsets and all that Cape Town has to offer – walking or cycling tours, hike or take the cable car up Table Mountain, or just stroll along the promenade to take it all in. Dinner is a spoil (with live music from time to time) at The Vue on the top floor of the hotel, or keep it casual at The Cattle Barron for something easy to eat while you relax.

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You don’t need much more than the sun, sand and Vitamin Sea to make this break great. The Capital Pearls has spacious apartments with views for days, a pool deck with pink flamingos and background beats, a kiddies play area and themed dinners. What more could you ever possibly need to make your getaway even more relaxing?

Click here for more details on what’s happening at their hotels.

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For More Information

For more information about The Capital Hotels & Apartments, visit welcome.thecapital.co.za.

To make your bookings, you can contact them on [email protected] or 011 290 9700.

Don't forget to follow and like them on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest news, packages and special offers.

Who Are They?

Market Magnet is a marketing consultancy that operates nationwide in South Africa. They help businesses and individuals grow their bottom line profits without wasting money on advertising.

Market Magnet work with any businesses of any size, within any industry in the economy. They are serious about implementing systemised marketing and sales strategies that will drive the growth process and provide high quality leads.

Their experience is vast and covers:

What Do They Offer?

Where Are They Located?

Randpark, Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

Safety Precautions In Place

They are able to take all consultations online via Skype and Zoom and deliver marketing collateral via Dropbox.

Do They Deliver?

Yes.

For More Information

For more information, visit the Market Magnet website.

Details: Facebook

Contact: 083 290 2058 | [email protected]

If you are a local business and want extra exposure during this time, please click on the link and complete the form.

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What Is It?

Daisies is coming to Johustleburg, and we can get it right here in comfort of our own city and the line up has us losing our minds because it is a huge deal believe us when we say so, wait until you see who is coming. Rocking The Daisies 2020 will be celebrating 15 years of Daisies and the excellent festival they have been bringing us over the years. This year is pretty exciting for us Joburgers because the festival is coming to the city and boy-oh-boy that's something.

Some of the headlining international artists are Ari Lennox (US) and Stormzy (UK), YBN Cordae (US), Col3trane (UK) and more names to follow, so you can imagine it's about to be a party up in here! To see who else will be on the line up visit this website. Because they care about your ears and your entertainment needs Daisies has made a music playlist for you, so long as we patiently wait for October,. But for now let's Apple Music and chill!

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PHASE 1 TICKETS NOW ON SALE! Grab your R695 full weekend pass to #Daisies15 presented by @cando_za in Johannesburg or Cape Town via the link in our bio. Tickets do not include camping. Camping passes for Cape Town will go on sale in April (no camping in JHB 😉). #ThinkFuture

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When Is It?

Saturday, 03 October 2020 - Sunday, 04 October 2020.

Where Is It?

Ellis Park Stadium, S Park Lane, New Doornfontein, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R695 per person, and can you gladly purchase yours right here!

For More Information

Visit their Facebook page | Instagram | Twitter | website.

For all ticket inquiries please email [email protected] or call Quicket on +27 21 424 9308.

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#DAISIES15 PRESENTED BY @CANDO_ZA IS HEADING TO JOBURG! We're celebrating the 15th year anniversary of Rocking the Daisies with an explosive two-city festival from 2-4 October in Cape Town and 3-4 October in Johannesburg! For the first time, Joburg will get a taste of SA's biggest music experience at Ellis Park Stadium, featuring an incredible international line-up and all of the iconic elements that have become synonymous with SA's leading outdoor event. Join us for the multi-sensory experience of a lifetime as we celebrate an incredible era of music (without the camping). 😉 PLEASE NOTE: there is camping in Cape Town. Please welcome our phase 1 international line-up for both festivals: @Stormzy (UK), @AriLennox (US), @YBNCordae (US) and @Col3trane (UK). Phase 1 tickets on sale from 9AM SAST on 26/02 for R695 (excluding camping) on www.RockingtheDaisies.com. Register for tickets via link in bio. #Daisies15 Ts & Cs via link in bio.

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What Is It?

Tracy Morgan is best known for his appearances on Saturday Night Live and his role as ‘Tracy Morgan’ in seven seasons of NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning, 30 Rock, opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. His film credits include Paramount’s rom-com film, What Men Want with Taraji P. Henson and The Longest Yard opposite Adam Sandler, and he has also lent his voice to hit animations Rio, Rio 2 and the Oscar-nominated, Boxtrolls. Across his career, he has had stand-up specials on Netflix, HBO and Comedy Central and has headlined comedy tours and festivals around the world.

Morgan can currently be seen in the second season of TBS’ The Last OG, which has recently been renewed for a third season. He can next be heard voicing the role of Fox in Netflix’s Green Eggs & Ham, as well as Captain Caveman in the upcoming 2020 feature, Scoob.

Tracy Morgan: No Disrespect is proudly brought to South Africa by leaders in entertainment, Blu Blood in association with Comedy Central, East Coast Radio and KFM.

Tracy Morgan

When & Where Is It?

Catch Tracy Morgan live at these venues on these dates:

How Much Is It?

Tickets for Tracy Morgan’s No Disrespect tour start from R350 per person and are available through Ticketpro.

The show has a PG-18 age restriction.

For More Information

To find out more about Tracy Morgan, visit www.tracymorgan.com or follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Click here to find out more about the No Disrespect South Africa tour.

What Is It?

You can get the chance to catch him at three intimate and special shows in Durban on Thursday the 28th of November at The Chairman, on the 29th at Cape Town's Young Blood Art Gallery, and on the 30th at Maboneng in Johannesburg at Arts On Main. After featuring Nakhane in their latest television advert, Scottish Leader whisky will now bring his You Will Not Die Tour to South Africa.

When Is It?

Saturday, 30 November 2019 at 20:00 - 23:00.

Where Is It?

Arts on Main, 264 Fox Street & Berea Road, Maboneng, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R200 per person, and you can get yours here!

For More Information

Visit this Facebook page or this website for more information.

It's been said that the best way to travel is by rail. From the Trans-Serbian Express to the Palace On Wheels in India, taking the train is an experience and a half. But before you shoot down the South African rail system, we've come to show you that it's not nearly as bad as it's been portrayed to be.

Transnet (previously Spoornet) became famous for its luxury rail lines, most notably the Blue Train which runs from Cape Town to Johannesburg. The Blue Line — as it's known — has been compared to some of the best luxury trains in the world, and the 1,600 kilometre trip has become a popular tourist attraction. But, of course, the cost is much cheaper than its two hour trip counterpart.

This is where the Shosholoza Meyl rail service comes into the picture. Shosholoza Meyl is so named after the long distance train that used to bring the mail and migrant workers home from the city. It became referred to as 'The Meyl', a localisation of the word 'mail'.

This rail service promises an A-class experience for less than the price of an airfare. It may take the greater part of a day to get to Cape Town, but it's all about the experience. You get to see the country in a completely different way. The bunk beds are comfortable, the compartments are clean and all you have to do is bring the trimmings to make the trip unforgettable. When we take the train, we pack sandwiches and snacks, some ice cold drinks and, of course, we buy a bucket of Chicken Licken before we board the train. It's these little things that turns the trip into an unforgettable and relaxing experience.

The train stops at a handful of stations, some of which are situated in small towns that you've never even heard of. The thrill of seeing Table Mountain upon arrival is on par with getting a Playstation for Christmas. Booking is easy and can be done on Shosholoza Meyl's website. You can even take your car with you if you're so inclined. There are two classes to choose from: Passenger Class for those travelling a shorter distance and Tourist Class for those travelling all the way to the Mother City. In Tourist Class, passengers have a choice of either a coupe that accommodates two people, or a compartment that can take up to four people. During the day the compartment/coupe are suites and at night they are converted into bedrooms, complete with hot and cold running water.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets today and enjoy the ride!

By Shawn Greyling

Have you taken the train to Cape Town before? Let us know what you thought of the trip in the comments section below. Planning a rail trip? Then share this article with friends and family on social media.

Andrea Bocelli Is Coming To Town!

One of the biggest classical legends will be taking centre stage for TWO shows in South Africa this April! Andrea Bocelli has recorded 15 solo studio albums of both pop and classical music, three greatest hits albums and nine complete opera. For his latest release, Si, Andrea Bocelli has teamed up with some of the hottest musical stars on the planet. It is his first album of new material in 14 years – 16 brand new songs which celebrate love, family, faith and hope.

At the centre of the new record is a spine-tingling duet between father-and-son, as Matteo Bocelli steps into the limelight to duet with Andrea on Fall On Me – a beautifully poignant song which reflects the bond between parent and child.

Bocelli’s humble manner belies his international status as one of the world’s biggest classical stars – he’s sung for Popes, Presidents and royalty, performed in all the greatest concert halls and opera houses around the world, and sold 85 million records. He has performed at major international events including the Olympic Games and the World Cup, as well as his own sell-out arena shows. He has a Golden Globe, 7 Classical BRITs and 7 World Music Awards under his belt, plus a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Andrea Bocelli is proud to return to South Africa, where he will be performing with a full 140-piece symphony orchestra and choir. In Johannesburg, he will perform with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra and the Symphony Choir of Johannesburg and in Cape Town with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir.

The concert will be split into two parts. For the first part, fans will get to experience Andrea Bocelli perform some of the most famous opera arias. The second part will be dedicated to his most popular hit and crossover songs for a once in a lifetime evening. Matteo Bocelli will also be joining his father to perform the duet Fall On Me.

When & Where Is It?

Johannesburg: Thursday, 18 April 2019 at the Ticketpro Dome.

Cape Town: Monday, 22 April 2019 at Val de Vie Estate, Paarl.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost from R1 140.

Tickets go on sale Friday, 25 January 2019 at 09:00 from Big Concerts and Computicket.

Discovery Card holders get an exclusive 48 pre-sale from 23 January 2019 at 09:00. Go to www.discovery.co.za for more info. Presented by CapeTalk, 702 and Channel 24.

For More Information

For more information about this concert, visit www.bigconcerts.co.za.

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The countdown to Black Friday 2018 has begun and Flight Centre is settling down on the runway with the most exciting and exclusive holiday deals just in time for summer! Also, subscribe to Flight Centre's 'early boarding' Black Friday notice and be the first to know about breaking deals and beautiful destinations.

The Ultimate Drakensberg Getaway

Explore the beautiful southern tip of the African continent with two nights in the majestic Drakensberg. Enjoy the four-star comforts of the Alpine Heath Resort from R490 per person. When you can drag yourself away from your epic natural surroundings, consider one of the nearby activities or stay put, relaxing at the pool or putting for show at the resort's miniature golf course.

Travel Dates: 09 October 2018 - 11 December 2018

Click here to find out more about this deal.

A Great Cape Town Escape

Head to the Western Cape this holiday with an exclusive Black Friday deal from Flight Centre. Embrace the sights and sounds of Cape Town with two nights at the Lagoon Beach Hotel in Milnerton from R3 190.

Click here to find out more about this deal.

Explore Egypt

Enshrined in history and blanketed in an ocean of sand, get lost in the wonders that Egypt has to offer. From the markets of Cairo to the majesty of the pyramids of Giza and the unforgettable Luxor and Karnak temples, this land is what Instagram dreams are made of! Save 20% this Black Friday on an amazing nine-day tour for only R7 150.

Click here to find out more about this deal.

Fall In Love With Vietnam

Spend 11 days touring the enchanted landscapes of Vietnam, a land of staggering beauty drenched in cultural complexities. Visit the Marble Mountains, take a stroll across the Golden Bridge and laze around Hạ Long Bay in the Quảng Ninh Province. At only R7 790, this trip to Vietnam is a deal you can't afford to miss!

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Portuguese Island Style

Set in the temperate Indian Ocean and just off the coast of Mozambique, Portuguese Island is a favourite MSC cruise holiday destination. Spend three nights travelling the high seas and then indulge in strolling along six kilometres of uninterrupted beach. Save big and see the Portuguese Island for only R3 990!

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Sunset Over Phuket

Soak up the old city and its markets or take a boat ride across calm teal waves as you're transported to a serene setting like nowhere else on earth! For only R7 990, you will experience seven nights in Phuket with loads of benefits such as free shuttles and a Phuket Dine Around card!

Click here to find out more about this deal.

Bali All The Way

The mere mention of Bali evokes thoughts of a paradise. It's more than a place; it's a mood, a tropical state of mind and your next holiday destination. Experience the world's most sought-after resort islands at R9 790 for seven nights, flights included.

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The Stars Of Zanzibar

With Black Friday deals like this, we can't help but get excited to pay our north-eastern neighbours a visit! Experience seven nights in Zanzibar as you get lost in Stone Town and find yourself in a whole new world.

Click here to find out more about this deal.

Mauritius For Less

According to Mark Twain, heaven was modelled on Mauritius, and we most certainly agree with him! Enjoy seven nights on this Eden-like island as you soak up the sun, indulge in pink drinks dressed with umbrellas and enjoy the sunset over the surf. And at R9 990, it's a Black Friday steal for sure!

Click here to find out more about this deal.

Don't get stranded this December. Contact Flight Centre today with all your holiday queries.

The epic music fest taking place on a wine farm in Darling is set to take your eardrums to a whole new level this year. Envision colourful tents strewn across the fields, cool kids dressed in weird onesies, hippies hula-hooping, free spirits whooping and stages swathed in unique décor to suit the scene. From the Beat Barn with its folklore flavour, and the Hip Hop stage shaking with bassy beats to the Electronic Stage with its hypnotic energy, there’s something for everyone, no matter what your musical tastes may be.

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The 2018 Line-up For Rocking The Daisies

6lack (US)
Majid Jordan (CA)
GoldLink (US)
Mura Masa (UK)
Gus Dapperton (US)
Reeps One (UK)
Tom Grennan (UK)
Sticky Fingers (AUS)
Aquilo (UK)
Full Crate (UK)
Wolf Alice (UK)
Sango (US)
SoSuperSam (US)
ESTA (US)
The Whooligan (US)
Hannah Faith (UK)
Andre Power (US)
Jarreau Vandal (AMS)
Monte Booker (US)
Joe Kay (US)
And many more

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Tickets For Rocking The Daisies 2018

Your last chance is Phase 3 tickets for R895, and they are still available via Nutickets.co.za. Your camping pass will cost you an additional R295pp–R6995pp depending on which package you choose.

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When Is Rocking The Daisies, though?

Date: 05 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Venue: Cloof Wine Estate
Location: Darling | West Coast
Price: R595pp–R895pp
Phone: +27 (0)21 461 9822
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.rockingthedaisies.com

The epic music fest taking place on a wine farm in Darling is set to take your eardrums to a whole new level this year. Envision colourful tents strewn across the fields, cool kids dressed in weird onesies, hippies hula-hooping, free spirits whooping and stages swathed in unique décor to suit the scene. From the Beat Barn with its folklore flavour, and the Hip Hop stage shaking with bassy beats to the Electronic Stage with its hypnotic energy, there’s something for everyone, no matter what your musical tastes may be.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmfwl2dg76a/?taken-by=rockingthedaisies

The 2018 Line-up For Rocking The Daisies

6lack (US)
Majid Jordan (CA)
GoldLink (US)
Mura Masa (UK)
Gus Dapperton (US)
Reeps One (UK)
Tom Grennan (UK)
Sticky Fingers (AUS)
Aquilo (UK)
Full Crate (UK)
Wolf Alice (UK)
Sango (US)
SoSuperSam (US)
ESTA (US)
The Whooligan (US)
Hannah Faith (UK)
Andre Power (US)
Jarreau Vandal (AMS)
Monte Booker (US)
Joe Kay (US)
And many more

https://www.instagram.com/p/BiWJ1tvlF9T/?taken-by=rockingthedaisies

Tickets For Rocking The Daisies 2018

Your last chance is Phase 3 tickets for R895, and they are still available via Nutickets.co.za. Your camping pass will cost you an additional R295pp–R6995pp depending on which package you choose.

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When Is Rocking The Daisies, though?

Date: 05 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Venue: Cloof Wine Estate
Location: Darling | West Coast
Price: R595pp–R895pp
Phone: +27 (0)21 461 9822
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.rockingthedaisies.com

What Is It?

During August, the Grammy award winning Minnesota Orchestra will hold performances in a five city tour of South Africa in tribute to the Father of our Nation, former President Nelson Mandela.

A highlight of the tour will be a piece specially created as a tribute to Madiba by Classical Movements. World-acclaimed composer, Bongani Ndodana-Breen, is writing the tribute, titled Harmonia Ubuntu, which will also feature soprano, Goitsemang Oniccah Lehobye. The piece will be performed at concerts in Minnesota during July, after which world-renowned conductor, Osmo Vänskä and the Orchestra will travel to South Africa to perform in Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg, as well as at the historic Regina Mundi Roman Catholic Church in Soweto which Mandela visited in 1977.

The Minnesota Chorale will join the tour for performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Johannesburg and Soweto, singing beside local Gauteng Choristers and soprano Goitsemang Oniccah Lehobye, mezzo Minette du Toit-Pearce, tenor Siyabonga Maqungo and bass-baritone Njabulo Madlala.

The tour aims to showcase music from South African, American and European musical traditions, and will draw together South African and American performers and a mix of music, offering musical exchanges with student groups and large-scale performances in colleges, city halls and churches.

When Is It?

The South African tour will take place between Friday, 10 August 2018 - Saturday, 18 August 2018. Dates are as follows:

Where Is It?

The Johannesburg leg of the tour will be hosted Johannesburg City Hall, Rissik Street, Johannesburg CBD.

The Pretoria leg of the tour will be held at Aula Theatre at the University of Pretoria, University Road, Pretoria.

The Soweto leg of the tour will perform at the Regina Mundi Roman Catholic Church, 149 Mkhize Street, Soweto, Johannnesburg,

How Much Is It?

Ticket prices range from R100 - R600 and can be purchased through Computicket.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit www.minnesotaorchestra.org.

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Swedish clothing designer Alexandra Höjer started her eponymous label in 2006 when she moved to Cape Town. Her designs reflect her somewhat gentle rock n’ roll attitude to life, feminine and minimal but imbued with her singular personality. The layered wardrobe has a casual elegance that Alex describes as modern nostalgia.

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The Alexandra Höjer Atelier is home to the brand housed in a beautiful old building on Cape Town’s popular Bree Street; the space, divided into shop and studio shares the creative process with clients through the industrial glass division that separates the two spaces. Alex herself is often in the Atelier engaging with customers or pinning an alteration that will make a garment fit exactly right. The choosing of fabrics is a purely tactile process; it starts with a touch of the fabric that translates into a feeling of what it could become. A soulful experience from start to finish. Garments are locally made to support Cape Town’s clothing industry and its wonderfully skilled crafts people. For her new venture with partner Barry Armitage, it is they who have inspired the Metro= Handmade tagline.

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Alexandra Höjer & Barry Armitage launched METRO= in Cape Town in July 2017, a line of men’s clothing that represents a distillation of their evolved personal styles. At the core is a focus on practical, well cut, work-wear inspired garments made by their skilled in-house team. Denim features strongly along with other hardwearing natural fabrics which are complemented by semi tailored jackets, footwear and a luxurious line of hand dyed cashmere and silk-cotton scarves.

A focus on handmade, small production quantities of carefully crafted garments allows the brand to constantly evolve. Cut and construction techniques are continuously refined to produce real clothing for real men, crafted by real people from the mother city, Cape Town. METRO = REAL MEN. A step back to the real, the crafted, the soulful, the local. Back to the core of making.

Exclusively sold at the Alexandra Höjer Atelier at 156 Bree Street in Cape Town, the brand is expanding and from the 2 nd to the 5 th of August 2018 METRO= will be introduced to the real men of Johannesburg with a POP-UP shop at the Keys Art Mile in Rosebank.

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Swedish clothing designer Alexandra Höjer started her eponymous label in 2006 when she moved to Cape Town. Her designs reflect her somewhat gentle rock n’ roll attitude to life, feminine and minimal but imbued with her singular personality. The layered wardrobe has a casual elegance that Alex describes as modern nostalgia.

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The Alexandra Höjer Atelier is home to the brand housed in a beautiful old building on Cape Town’s popular Bree Street; the space, divided into shop and studio shares the creative process with clients through the industrial glass division that separates the two spaces. Alex herself is often in the Atelier engaging with customers or pinning an alteration that will make a garment fit exactly right. The choosing of fabrics is a purely tactile process; it starts with a touch of the fabric that translates into a feeling of what it could become. A soulful experience from start to finish. Garments are locally made to support Cape Town’s clothing industry and its wonderfully skilled crafts people. For her new venture with partner Barry Armitage, it is they who have inspired the Metro= Handmade tagline.

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Alexandra Höjer & Barry Armitage launched METRO= in Cape Town in July 2017, a line of men’s clothing that represents a distillation of their evolved personal styles. At the core is a focus on practical, well cut, work-wear inspired garments made by their skilled in-house team. Denim features strongly along with other hardwearing natural fabrics which are complemented by semi tailored jackets, footwear and a luxurious line of hand dyed cashmere and silk-cotton scarves.

A focus on handmade, small production quantities of carefully crafted garments allows the brand to constantly evolve. Cut and construction techniques are continuously refined to produce real clothing for real men, crafted by real people from the mother city, Cape Town. METRO = REAL MEN. A step back to the real, the crafted, the soulful, the local. Back to the core of making.

Exclusively sold at the Alexandra Höjer Atelier at 156 Bree Street in Cape Town, the brand is expanding and from the 2 nd to the 5 th of August 2018 METRO= will be introduced to the real men of Johannesburg with a POP-UP shop at the Keys Art Mile in Rosebank.

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Oneplan Muddy Puppy

Dates: Sunday, 10 February 2019 at The Big Red Barn and Sunday, 31 March 2019 at The Wedge

The Oneplan Muddy Puppy is a 2.4km fun obstacle course fun run or walk for you and four-legged companion. You can expect lots of fun and interesting obstacles that include crawling, climbing, jumping, slipping, sliding, wagging, barking and lots and lots of mud. It definitely sounds like an entertaining (and dirty) day out! And to make things even more exciting, they have decided to add in a beer mile for the humans as added extra festivities for the day. Keep in mind that all dogs must please be on leashes at all times. Once you and your fur-buddy have crossed the finish line, you’ll both be awarded a Muddy Puppy medal. A portion of the “Muddy Puppy” proceeds will be donated to an animal charity of their choice. They host a few of these throughout the year, just keep an eye out on the Facebook page for upcoming events.

Muddy Princess

Dates: 09 February 2019 at Legends MX, 17 February 2019 at Rietvlei Zoo Farm, 

Muddy Princess is a fun, exciting and women's only 5km mud fun run, filled with plenty of obstacles waiting to be conquered. No matter your fitness level – newbie or pro – you and your friends will have a blast crawling, walking, running, climbing, laughing, playing and getting absolutely filthy through this course. It's definitely a great idea if you’re looking for a ‘girls' dirty day out’. Muddy Princesses can enter as a team or run the course on their own, and cross the finish line at their own pace. Who says fitness and fun don’t mix? They also have amazing merchandise available at their online store!

The Toyota Warrior Race

Dates: 02 March: Bloemfontein, Free State | 23 March: Namibia | 06 April: Tierpoort Adventure Farm, Gauteng | 24 August: Mbombela Stadium, MP | 05 November: Riversands Farm Village, Midrand, GP | 02 November: Cape Town

Test your fitness, get that blood pumping and love the rush at the Toyota Warrior Race! This is South Africa’s largest obstacle course race series, complete with trail running and a number of physical challenges that’ll test your strength, speed and endurance. Participants can take their pick from one of three distances, depending on their level of fitness. This race series is all about promoting and leading an active and healthy lifestyle, with an emphasis on the importance of being bold and overcoming challenges that put your body, mind and spirit to the ultimate test. We best get training for the next one ASAP!

Gajiga Run

Dates: 10 February 2019 at Riversands Farm Village

The Gajiga Run is an exciting 5km fun run, complete with seven massive inflatable obstacles en route, offering plenty of thrills for everybody! Anybody can join in on the fun, from the young at heart to the social weekend runner. There’s no water, no mud, and no time restriction – just pure fun! And best of all, it's perfect for all ages and fitness levels - kids, families, the in-laws, the young at heart, the athletic professionals and social weekend runners. You'll definitely run, walk, laugh and bounce your way through this one. This will be their Final Bounce, so make sure you don't miss it.

IMPI Challenge

Dates: 26 October 2019 at Van Gaalens Kaasmakerij (North West Province)

Whether you're looking to push your limits or just want to have a little bit of fun, the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge is a muddy trail run is perfect for everyone. You can expect loads of exhilarating obstacles, mud, music and even an amazing festival area once you've crossed the finish line. It's the trifecta - social, fun and challenging. The adrenaline-charged experience is ideal for all capability and fitness levels. It’s an opportunity to play like a kid and challenge yourself while having fun. The entry categories cater for a variety of athletes, from elite sportspersons, competent and beginner runners to families looking for a fun experience.

The Beast Challenge

Dates: 10 March 2019 at Battle Rush, Bryanston, GP

The Beast OCR is a family-friendly event which gives everyone, both young and young at heart the chance to experience the thrill of obstacle course racing. It's everything you want in a race - fun, challenging and social. There are three different levels of entry to choose from, so anyone can compete. Lots of smiles and laughter are guaranteed along the course with a little mud and a proud sense of achievement at the end of the race. Get dirty, have fun and challenge yourself with some trail running and climbing, crawling and sliding across various obstacles designed by professional Obstacle Course Race athletes. Enter the race as a family, compete against your friends or work colleagues or a training opportunity.

Power Extreme OCR

Dates: Keep an eye out of Facebook for upcoming events. 

Are you ready? Whether you are or aren't, on your marks. Get set. GO! The Power Extreme OCR is just the obstacle race if you're looking to enjoy some outdoor racing. You can be a pro or just the average Joe next door, there's a distance just for you. You'll spend the day enjoying the vast terrains expertly set up by the adrenaline specialists. And as if that wasn't enough, there will also be plenty of entertainment throughout the event (for spectators or competitors once they have crossed the finish line), from massive beer gardens, food stalls and live entertainment to outdoor shopping. This is a fun day out for family and friend.

GI Joe Hardcore Obstacle Race

Dates: 30 March 2019 at Tikwe River Lodge in Virginia, Free State

Do you consider yourself hardcore? Do you think you can take on one of the toughest challenges possible? If you want to test your limits and push yourself, then why not try the GI Joe OCR. The GI JOE is a hardcore 6 and 12km obstacle course race complete with mud, ropes, tunnels, barbed wire, tunnels, monkey bars, electric shocks, fire and much more! Everything you need to test your endurance, stamina and strength! Here, you can confront and conquer your fears, stay fit and healthy and get your heart pumping while having a blast. Not only will it challenge you physically, but it will also challenge your mind. It takes a lot of guts to conquer a fear.

 

What Is It?

This lavish production tells the story of the Von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains from Austria, with its unforgettable score that includes some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage including “My Favourite Things”, “Edelweiss”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, “The Lonely Goatherd”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, and the title song “The Sound of Music”. Featuring an all-star South African cast back from their international tour, The Sound of Music is a must-see!

The Sound Of Music

With words and music by the legendary Rogers and Hammerstein (Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I), The Sound of Music originally premiered on Broadway in 1959 to record-breaking advance ticket sales, where it won eight Tony Awards - including “Best Musical”. The show opened in London in 1961 and became the longest-running American musical of its generation.  The 1965 Hollywood film, which starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, won five Oscars, including “Best Picture”, and quickly became the highest-grossing film in history. Even today, The Sound of Music remains the most successful movie musical in history.

Since the turn of the 21st century, the enduring magic of The Sound of Music has lead to major productions around the world, giving testament to its title as “The World’s Most Popular Musical”. This production of the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical opened to rave reviews and sell-out business at the Wales Millennium Centre in July 2009, following a record-breaking 954 performances at the London Palladium where it was seen by well over 2 million people.

The hills will certainly be alive once again with the Sound of Music in Cape Town and Johannesburg this year. Make sure you get your tickets now before it sells out! This show is an absolute must!

The Sound Of Music

When Is It?

Saturday, 31 March 2018 – Sunday, 29 April 2018.

Performances taking place at the following times:

Where Is It?

The Teatro at Montecasino, 01 Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R150 - R500 and are available at Computicket.

For More Information

For more information about this magical production, visit www.tsogosun.com.

Also, check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Short Getaways Near The City

African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa – Magaliesburg

Feel like keeping the vacaying a little closer to home? Then the African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa in the Magaliesberg is the perfect place for a family escape. There’s an exciting Kids Club that caters to children of all ages over weekends (even the long ones) and school holidays, while parents can indulge in a little alone time and get pampered at the award-winning Mount Grace Spa. Don’t forget to spend time as a family fly-fishing, mountain biking, and enjoying a meal at the renowned Twist Restaurant.

Mount Grace Kids Club facility

Gold Reef City – Ormonde

Of all the places in the city, Gold Reef City is high on our list of exciting family-friendly holiday getaway spots. This venue is ideal if you're looking to treat the kids to thrilling rides and lots of adventure, as well as an indulgent getaway at The Gold Reef City Theme Park Hotel - just metres away from a variety of  rollercoasters, raging rapids, lazy boat rides, 4D Theatre experiences and a brand-new trampoline park. And for the smaller kids who cannot enjoy the big, thrilling rides just yet, there’s Dr Dolittle's Animal Farmyard, a putt-putt course and a science exploratory area.

Emerald Resort & Casino – Vanderbijlpark

Adventure awaits around every corner at Emerald Resort & Casino, making it a "funtastic" destination for the entire family. Spend your days visiting Animal World, doing some fishing on the Vaal, reaching new heights while wall climbing, spotting animals on game drives, playing a few rounds of Adventure Golf or going for a strike at Pins Bowling Alley. And don’t forget your cozzies, water wings and towels as the Aquadome is ready and waiting!

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African Pride Irene County Lodge – Irene

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a country escape at African Pride Irene Country Lodge. We think this spot makes for a lovely and relaxing holiday for the whole family - it’s not too far from home (Pretoria), it offers a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy in the area (everything from angling, camping and game viewing tours to hiking and day or night game drives) PLUS they offer loads of kids' activities and entertainment at the Kids Corner. Did we mention the Camdeboo Spa, which offers a variety of pampering treatments?

Maropeng – Sterkfontein

For some edutainment during the school holidays, why not head to Maropeng – the birthplace of humanity? Not only does this destination offer a relaxing and exciting getaway but it also has plenty of interesting and educational activities to explore. Book a stay at the Maropeng Hotel and once you’re all settled, head out and take a tour through the interactive and enjoyable Maropeng Exhibition in the Tumulus building. A must-do while you’re in the area, is the Sterkfontein Caves tour. You’ll have the opportunity to go deep into the caves, explore the exhibition filled with interesting information and fossils, and meet Mrs Ples, a skull from a more than 2-million-year-old Australipethecus.

Maropeng

Getaways A Little Further Away

Kiara Lodge  - Clarens

Why not head to Clarens for a little outdoor adventure this December? Central to all the awesome outdoor activities, the quaint town and hiking trails is Kiara Lodge. The chalets are comfy and accommodate small, medium or large families; there's a hiking trail on the premises; and the kids can blow off some steam on the communal jungle gym and trampolines. Off the property, you can head to Main Street and explore the Clarens Brewery, the art galleries and do a little shopping at the Purple Onion!

Protea Hotel by Marriott® Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge - Cape Town

For three-star accommodation that won't bust your entertainment budget, why not book a stay at the Protea Hotel by Marriott® Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge which is right next to Cape Town's well-known and fabulous V&A Waterfront? Being so close to this shopping hub ensures there'll be loads of activities and excitement for the little ones. Enjoy a fun day out and about exploring Cape Town, check out the breathtaking panoramic views over the harbour from the Cape Wheel, visit the SA Rugby Museum, and see some marine life at the Two Oceans Aquarium. Visit www.waterfront.co.za to see what else is in store for you and your family.

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel - Durban

If you feel like a family holiday at the coast, then Durban is the place to be! There are so many different neighbouring locations to visit (Umdloti, Margate, Ramsgate and Umhlanga, to name but a few) plus plenty of attractions to explore in Durban itself. We suggest booking a stay at the Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, which is one of the beachfront’s most stylish hotels. It's situated close to most of the popular attractions such as the beautiful beaches, uShaka Marine World, the International Convention Centre, Suncoast Casino and the Kingsmead Cricket Ground. And if you'd like to explore a little further, there are the Zululand Game Reserves, Zulu cultural experiences and the stunning Drakensberg.

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate - Kruger Gate, Mpumalanga

Escape the rush of the city and reconnect with nature in the bush at the Kruger Park. This is a great way to get the kids away from all their electronic devices. The Protea Hotel Kruger Gate is the perfect base from which to enjoy everything from animal spotting and safari drives to splashing in the pool, enjoying a workout or two at the gym, playing some miniature golf, or challenging the family to a game of volleyball.

Chris Tucker Live On Stage

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International award-winning actor and comedian Chris Tucker is coming to South Africa this November! Chris Tucker became a favourite on Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam on HBO in the 90s and rose to fame in his first starring role, the 1995 film cult classic Friday, alongside Ice Cube. In 1997, Tucker was the executive producer and also co-starred in the hit movie, Money Talks, with Charlie Sheen. He then acted in the successful Luc Besson film, The Fifth Element, shortly afterwards. Tucker also appeared in the hilarious and action-packed Rush Hour 3, which made him one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. In 2015, his first stand-up film, Chris Tucker Live was released exclusively on Netflix. Outside of comedy, Tucker is a dedicated humanitarian spending much of his spare time travelling the world, doing philanthropic work to make a difference through his Chris Tucker Foundation.

Big Concerts

Guns N' Roses 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour

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For the first time ever, international rock legends Guns N' Roses will perform for one night only in South Africa at the FNB Stadium! Their massively successful Not In This Lifetime Tour continues to dominate the rock music world. The European leg sold over one million tickets in 2017, becoming the year’s most successful tour and proving that the attitude, spirit and influence of both Guns N' Roses and the rock and roll genre are as strong as ever. Since it kicked off in 2016, the Not In This Lifetime Tour has performed an exhilarating 149 shows to more than 5 200 000 fans around the world. The band will be supported by WONDERboom who, 22 years on, is still rocking – it's no small feat to be hailed as one of South Africa’s longest-lived, legendary rock bands.

Big Concerts

Ms. Lauryn Hill and Special Guest, Nas

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Multiplatinum artist, Ms. Lauryn Hill, rose to prominence with The Fugees and took the world by storm as a solo artist with her album The Miseducation of Ms Lauryn Hill. Singles including Doo Wop (That Thing) and Everything Is Everything catapulted her into superstardom, ultimately landing her 10 GRAMMY® nominations and five GRAMMY® Award wins. Ms. Hill also raises money and awareness for frontline charity initiatives through touring. A portion of the ticket sales go towards the MLH Fund, which directly contributes support for education, health, agriculture, technology and community-based businesses and development initiatives throughout the diaspora.

Big Concerts

Bryan Ferry Live

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Since the release of his first record with Roxy Music in 1972, Bryan Ferry has been internationally acclaimed as one of the most innovative and stylish musicians, songwriters and singers to emerge in pop and rock music. He is also lauded as an icon of sartorial and personal cool. Ferry began his career as the lead vocalist and principal songwriter with the glam rock band, Roxy Music, creating three number-one albums and 10 singles which reached the Top 10 in the UK between 1972 and 1982. He went on to launch a solo career in 1973 and his solo hits included A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall, Let's Stick Together and This Is Tomorrow. Don't miss out on what could be the last chance for South African fans to see Bryan Ferry performing his hits live.

Big Concerts

Judas Priest

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Judas Priest will be coming to South Africa for the very first time in March 2019! There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that they have during their 40-year career – Judas Priest has literally changed the face of heavy metal. Under their belts are a 2010 GRAMMY® Award win for Best Metal Performance and a 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination. The current album, Firepower, released in March 2018, has become the highest-charting album of their career. Scorching their way around the world in sell-out shows on the Firepower Tour has only cemented the presence and influence of Judas Priest as legendary! Tickets go on sale Friday, 28 September 2018 at 09:00.

Big Concerts

Sam Smith's 'Thrill Of It All' Tour

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Sam Smith first hit the charts as the featured singer on the duo Disclosure's 2012 song, Latch, and released his first single, Lay Me Down, soon afterwards. Next, Smith performed the vocals on Naughty Boy’s Bollywood-inspired La La La and the song became an instant number-one single in the UK in 2013. Then came his first EP, Nirvana. In 2014, In The Lonely Hour was released, his heartfelt debut, full-length album, which has sold 13 million copies globally. The album included the smash hit, Stay With Me, a radio staple over the course of the entire year. Smith was nominated for six GRAMMY® Awards and won four, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year. The Thrill of It All, which has already sold four million copies, sees Smith once again working alongside close friend and long-time collaborator, Jimmy Napes, as well as the likes of Timbaland, Malay, Jason ‘Poo Bear’ Boyd and Stargate. The album also sees him collaborate with unsigned artist, YEBBA for their breathtaking track, No Peace.

Big Concerts

For More Information

For more information about these concerts and to what else is in store for the year, visit www.bigconcerts.co.za.

At the 21st celebration of the The South African Style Awards accolades will be bestowed upon stalwarts in their respective fields, as well as young individuals making their mark.

A celebration of excellence, from Most Innovative Style to Most Stylish Business Personality, Most Stylish SA Icon to the Arts & Philanthropic Icon Award, introduced in 2016, every year sponsors and judges unite in the search for South Africa’s most stylish individuals; and over the years The South African Style Awards have showcased the glamour, success and unmistakable sense of style of some of South Africa’s most stylish personalities.

Previous winners include Basetsana Kumalo, Ursula Chikane, Bonang Matheba, Lindiwe Suttle, Carolyn Steyn, Gisèle Wertheim Aymés, Nomzamo Mbatha, Terry Pheto, Jeannie D, Elana Afrika, Tamara Dey, Nina Milner, Pnina Fenster, Gavin Rajah and Lady Kitty Spencer.

A host of judges are handpicked from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban and are asked to nominate two people whom they believe to be outstandingly stylish in nine different categories – from the wild to the wonderful; the fantastic to the faces, identifying tomorrow’s stars and celebrating last year’s trendsetters. This is by no means a "best-dressed" accolade, but rather a celebration of style excellence.

Sponsors this year include: Sandton City, Tsogo Sun, Sandton Sun, Grey Goose, Bombay Sapphire, Skins Cosmetics, Ashbourne wines, Wings Group, Martini Prosecco, Carlton Hair, Medi-Sculpt, Acqua Panna and San Pellegrino.

This year's categories and winners are:

Most Innovative Style LootLove

Most Stylist Performing Artist in Film or TV Thembisa Mdoda

Most Stylish Performing Artist in Music Black Coffee

Most Stylish Media Personality Ayanda Thabethe

Most Stylish Designer Interior or Fashion Tristan du Plessis

Most Stylist Model Candice Swanepoel

Most Stylish Business Personality Colin Coleman

Most Stylish Couple Dineo Moeketsi and Solo

Most Stylish SA Icon The Late Jenny Andrew (a posthumous award)

The Next Big Thing/Style in the City Kefilwe Mabote & Clare Wiese Wentzel