Arabella Country Estate

Cluver Family Harvest Day


Cluver Family Harvest Day


Savour the essence of the Paul Cluver estate with a tasting of selected wines, Cluver & Jack cider and fresh apple juice. Each adult ticket includes five tastings of your choice.

Wines for tasting: Sauvignon Blanc 2016; Village Pinot Noir 2016; Estate Chardonnay 2016; Estate Pinot Noir 2015; Riesling Close Encounter 2016

Team up and try your hand at boules, ten-pin bowling, giant jenga and more.

The Magic828AM team will be broadcasting live from the Cluver Family Harvest Day throughout the festival. Meet the DJs, enjoy the music and request your favourite songs.

Bringing your little ones along? Check out the awesome kiddies entertainment on offer!


Young ones will be in their element with a day of outdoor activities and farm excitement planned especially for them!

Each pre-booked children’s ticket includes a kiddies food pack on arrival – featuring a delicious sandwich, juice, muffin and apple, wrapped in checkered cloth and tied on the end of a stick. Eat your heart out, Huckleberry Finn!

Our fully supervised kiddies area will keep them busy and ensure they work up an appetite with a variety of old-school favourites, such as:

Tug of war
Balloon catching
Jumping over ropes
Cone games
Hoop games
Musical statues
Stretch the snake
Bobbing for apples

It’s not a day out on the farm without animals… so get ready to meet the cutest festial goers on four legs, such as lambs, chickens, piglets and more with Megan’s Petting Farm.

There’ll also be a super cool display of John Deere tractors, including one to climb on for fun and photos.

Need to know:

Please ensure to book your child’s tickets in advance, as only PRE-BOOKED children’s tickets will include the food pack.
The kiddies play area is fully supervised by the Coach Kyle team.

Saturday 01 April 2017

Adults – R250 per person

Children under 18 – R100 per child

Family Package – R550 (2 adults and 2 children)

Return train ticket (excludes festival ticket) – R500 per person (children under 18 travel for free)

Don’t forget #EarthHour tomorrow


Earth Hour 2017

What are you doing to take part? WWF’s Earth Hour shows us how each of us can be heroes for our planet, our home. Our actions today can change our tomorrow – together, let’s #ChangeClimateChange
Around the globe, millions of people, businesses, and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights, and make noise for climate change action. This year Earth Hour is at 8:30pm on 25 March 2017.
Earth Hour belongs to you. Each year, millions of you come together to make Earth Hour happen. Coordinated by WWF and other volunteer organisations, together we’re shining a light on the need for action on climate change.
Earth Hour is more than an event. It is a movement. Over the last 10 years, we have achieved massive environmental impact. Together with your support, we’re helping change laws, lives and our planet! How great is that?

Join the NSRI 50th Anniversary Open Day

NSRI Celebrations

Open Day – NSRI 50th Anniversary
Mar 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm  —  9:00pm

Come and Celebrate With Us

You are invited to join the NSRI on the 24th of March when we celebrate our 50th Birthday as an organisation in South Africa. This year marks NSRI Station 17 Hermanus 40th year in service to the people of Hermanus and the Cape Whale Coast
Come and join us for a presentation, witness the induction of our latest volunteers and meet the awesome team who serve our community, saving life, limb and craft just because they can.

We will be celebrating our 50th anniversary at the following venues around the country and we would love our supporters to join in.

24 March, NSRI Station 17 Hermanus
2 April, NSRI station 33 Witsand
15 April, Station 32 Port Edward
27 April, Station 21 St Francis
29 April, NSRI Station 34 – Yzerfontein
20-21 May, Station 16 Strandfontein
12 June, Annual General Meeting and Awards Function, Camps Bay, Cape Town
24 June, Station 37 Jeffreys Bay
24 June, Station 12 Knysna
15 July, Station 19 Richards Bay
5 August, Station 11 Port Alfred
9 September, Station 2 Bakoven

We will update this list as new plans are confirmed. For more info contact Megan Hughes on 021 434 4011 or

Hope to see you all there.

For more information please visit

Hermanus parkrun

2017 Hermanus Park Run 2

Hermanus parkrun

Bring the whole family and come join the next Hermanus Parkrun on Saturday 25 March from 8am to 11am at Habonim Campsite Rd, Onrus.

The Hermanus parkrun is family and dog-friendly parkrun is open to everyone, from beginners to Olympians and walkers to runners. You set your own pace and are timed for your own benefit.

Please register for FREE online at

Cell C African X Trail Run

2017 Cell C African X 1

Cell C African X Trail Run

Friday the 17th of March sees the start of the 2017 Cell C African X Trail Run, starting at Houw Hoek Inn and taking runners across the rugged Overberg Trails. The event, which takes place on 17, 18 and 19 March, is great to watch and support!

When participants describe a race as “feeling like heaven”, then you know you’ve provided a sublime weekend of entertainment and exercise. And that’s exactly what the AfricanX Trailrun does, with runners euphorically praising the route of this hugely popular run.

Born in 2009, the event has become a must-do event for trail enthusiasts. From a modest 120 teams in the inaugural event, the AfricanX Trailrun has grown rapidly and is now capped at 400 teams of two. Now based at the historic Houw Hoek Inn after four years in Kleinmond, the AfricanX Trailrun takes runners on a challenging three-day adventure through some of the most immaculate terrain in the country. The team format adds to the experience, with runners having to carefully approach each day with a sound strategy. It’s not just for hardcore trail bunnies, though. Road runners will enjoy some sections of the route that are fast and flat, but remember – a rugged climb is never far off.

Date:      17 – 19 March 2017
Venue:      Houw Hoek Inn, Grabouw

Start Times & Venues:
Stage 1: 08h00      Start: Trails End
Finish: Houw Hoek Inn

Stage 2: 08h00      Start: Rooisand, Arabella
Finish: Wildekrans Wine Estate

Stage 3: 08h00      Start: Wildekrans Wine Estate

Finish: Houw Hoek Inn

For more info on where the best places are to watch please visit

Hands-on-Harvest Festival

2017 Robertson Harvest Market Brochure

Robertson Wine Valley Hands-on-Harvest Festival 2017

The Robertson Wine Valley is proud to host its 9th Hands-on Harvest festival. This down-to-earth Autumn celebration takes place from 10  – 12 March 2017 and offers families a chance to experience the magic of harvest.

This fruity fiesta is bigger and better than ever and is poised to shake up Route 62 during the 2017 harvest season. It boasts a wonderful programme of events that includes the towns of Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson. With more than 20 wineries, estates and other establishments taking part, this food and wine affair spoils visitors for choice with a wide variety of tailor-made activities.

Experience the grape’s journey from vine to barrel to glass by grape picking & stomping, vineyard safaris and blending & tasting experiences. Enjoy riverside lunches, vineyard picnics and food & wine pairings. Adrenaline junkies can get their fix of excitement with a host of adventure activities including skydiving, 4×4 routes, golfing, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking and river cruises.

For more info please call + 27 (0) 23 626 3167 or email or visit

Watch this space – Big Competition Announcement coming soon!!

This time next week we will announcing an EXCITING give-away for the month of June 2016!

Stay tuned – sign up to our newsletter below, you don’t want to miss out on this one!!

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To find out more about our competitions and to win great prizes.

Book your Father’s Day lunch with us now

Fathers Day 2016 Image

Book your 3 course Father’s Day Lunch at the Arabella Hotel now and receive a complementary 9 holes of Golf at the Arabella Golf Course.

When:               Sunday 19 June 2016

Where:              Arabella Hotel & Spa

Cost:                 R390 per person

Pre-book to avoid disappointment. To book call +27 (0)28 248 0036 or email

BREAKING NEWS SANBI Kirstenbosch team wins gold at Chelsea Flower Show


We are proud to announce that the renowned SANBI Kirstenbosch team consisting of David Davidson, Raymond Hudson and Johan West has just won gold for South Africa at the “Floral Olympics” – the annual RHS Chelsea Flowershow. The theme for 2016 depicted the UNESCO Kogelberg Biosphere and World Heritage site as part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Congratulations South Africa!

A few facts about Golf courses that you might not know!

A few facts about Golf courses that you might not know:


  • A typical 18-hole golf course produces enough oxygen to support 4,000 to 7,000 people.
  • A properly repaired ball mark heals completely in 2-3 days, while an unrepaired ball mark takes 15-20 days to heal properly.
  • Golf courses have a cooling effect during the hot summer months. The average temperature on the golf course in typically 5-7 degrees cooler than a residential area and 7 -15 degrees cooler than an urban downtown setting.
  • In the USA Golf courses have a positive impact on the economy. It is estimated that more than 25 million people annually spend 2.5 billion hours outside, playing one of the nation’s 17,000-plus golf courses. The impact of golf facilities on the economy is $20 billion annually.