Cape Town – The Creative City

Bo_KaapFrom the bright colours of Cape Town streets, to the lush green valley under our mountains, Cape Town has all and everything to offer in summer. 


11th of October 2015

Wine – Olives – Breads – Preserves – Jams – Biltong and Cheese.

Who can pass this feast over – under the trees relaxing – AT Kirstenbosch one of our most beautiful Heritages in Cape Town.

Venue: Kirstenbosch Stone Cottages, off Rhodes Dr, Cape Town
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: Free entry  |  R 40 for a wine glass & tasting vouchers


Tel: 022 487 1133  
Facebook: SwartlandWines 
Twitter: @swartlandrev

AND If you are looking for the perfect gift for a friend – who loves to colour in visit for a range and selection of hand illustrated books brought you by a local Cape Town artist. Colouring Books for Grownups. “The Daisy Collection – And purchase online.

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OPEN BOOK CAPE TOWN 2015 – For all Book Lovers Diarize NOW

The Festival – That needs your support


The Program for 2015 I see is not out yet published. (09th – 13th September 2015)

So lets tell you a little bit about this festival.

In 2014 it consisted of over 100 events in 5 days. It is an opportunity for readers to engage in conversations with writers.  Readers to engage with Readers and writers with writers. The Event consists of Book Launches, readings, panel discussions and light chatter about writing . These events are designed to stimulate, entertain and evoke ideas. Encourage reading and books – anything really to do with books.

Writers from across the globe join this festival

“I think of the poignant moment when André Brink arrived at the front of the queue to get his copy of Good Morning Mr Mandela signed by the author, Zelda Le Grange, and the tears that flowed after a few quiet words between the two. And there were countless more moments like that which capture some of what Open Book is about.” Extract from Open Book web page.

As you can see the Open Book Festival needs your support

“Quite simply, if we don’t increase our income for 2015, I’m not sure that we’ll have a festival next year. Having said that, I’m confident that we will – quite simply, because we have to. I believe (and I hope you agree) Open Book is too important(and fun!) to die a quiet death.” (Extract)

A few  of the many Authors below

Afrika Malanie
Deon Meyer
Bibi Slippers
Henriette Rose