Jan 2013 – What’s up in The Scenic South

Although it‘s almost the end of January it’s not too late to wish you all a happy, prosperous and peaceful 2013.

This month has passed quickly …and a lot has been happening as you can see from the articles below. We are blessed with glorious summer weather, False Bay is balmy warm, the Atlantic has been providing great surf, there are exciting productions and exhibitions at our theatres and galleries and wonderful people in the Scenic South continue to inspire, awe and warm the hearts of their fellowmen.

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Warm regards
“Everyone has a choice to see life as a to-do list or a journey. The first leads to ‘work’ and the second leads to ‘adventure’. Which do you choose?” Whitney Ferre 

This month’s articles …

Amongst the visitors to our local restaurants these holidays was an otter with chutzpah!

The ruins of Redhill Village may inspire artists and photographers but they tell a tragic story …

Knowing the history of the stately Casa Labia in Muizenberg makes a visit there doubly enchanting…

And the varied and absorbing art exhibition at the Labia should draw you there!

“We produce sufficient food to provide a healthy balanced diet for everyone on earth. Yet we squander vast amounts of this fare through a wasteful supply chain that fails to efficiently shift our food from farm to plate. It is time to fix this dysfunctional global supply system.” …  Noordhoek’s Glenn Ashton

Something for your treasure trove….Daphne Mackie’s extraordinary books, Adventure Trails in Kirstenbosch and Kirstenbosch Journal 
Children in local children’s homes have been overwhelmed by the gorgeous quilts made for them by children in America…

There is no excuse to be over 50 and bored! See the variety of courses offered by U3A

Author Barbara Erasmus delighted readers with her humour at the last years’s final Literary tea at Fish Hoek Library

There is a chance that we may still enjoy good movies at the Cinema Nouveau in Cavendish – but your signature is needed!

Four intrepid motor cyclists journey through Southern Africa in aid of quality education for South Africa…

Youngsters from the Imperial Yacht Club on Zandvlei sail to victory…

Save our Seas kept children happily occupied over the school holidays …


Kalk Bay Theatre is holding Cape Town’s first Improv Festival with the ImproGuise players of Cape Town’s longest running, award-winning and most popular live show…

Enjoy a cooking class at the Pick n Pay School of Cooking on Valentine’s Day in support of the Sunflower Fund and in celebration of love and life …

Looking for a wonderful way to spend a summer Sunday evening? Picnic to the sound of music in Kirstenbosch…

For the full Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts programme see

An evening at the Masque is also a unique and enjoyable experience. See what’s on…

For productions and concerts, hikes and markets, talks and more see http://scenicsouth.co.za//events/

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