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September 2021 South Africa ~ Living with Mischievous Mirth

Hello Beautiful People!

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This month we celebrate more of the excellence of the innovative and resourceful endeavours of South Africans (and even an extraordinaire from New York) who set a positive tone for our beloved rainbow nation. We rock on! Let’s do so with some mischievous mirth! 

Jump to Events Galore and more.

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This month’s features: There is enough to keep you on a happy, healthy high for quite some time.


Breaking News:
Hermanus & Overstrand  South Africa’s first UNESCO City of Gastronomy

Travel Bugz for travel lovers

Brilliance on Wheels!
Travel Bugz

The price is right. No special driving experience is required. It’s economical and reliable. It has everything you need to hit the road and start your adventure.

Function Venues & Luxury Accommodation

The Marine Hermanus

Congratulation to The Marine Hermanus for winning the 2019 Platinum award for the best wine list by Diners Club International.

The Marine Hotel in Hermanus has been a must-visit since the early nineteen hundreds as the oldest hotel and the second oldest building in Hermanus. (More about the History of The Marine Hotel)

N2-&-R43-OVERBERG Where to stop Roadtrip Guide​​Please click to visit the road-tripping page and/or look at the latest visitors video of a road trip to Avani Lodge Private Nature Reserve outside Bot River. Visitor #VideoCompetition #Win a free weekend breakaway & extras. Ask for details to participate.

I keep adding to the map I created of some of my favourite places to STOP at on your way anywhere in the Overberg. Special focus on the N2 from Grabouw to Swellendam (and beyond) and the R43 from Botriver via Hermanus to Gansbaai and beyond. Please share and suggest your favourite places to STOP.

I keep adding to the map I created of some of my favourite places to STOP at on your way anywhere in the Overberg. Special focus on the N2 from Grabouw to Swellendam (and beyond) and the R43 from Botriver via Hermanus to Gansbaai and beyond. Please share and suggest your favourite places to STOP.

The Wanderer with Maps has been around for more than 10 years. This completely hand-drawn newsletter is a joy to find every time! John Crighton is the artist behind this lovely publication and his general joie de vivre shines straight out of each page. Nosy Rosy turns this into an online magazine to share the love! More about John and his The Wanderer with Maps.

Go Solar!

Save money every day while doing the environment a favour too by installing Solar. Solar123 has a special running for the whole of September.

Previous Popular Articles

Honey vs Fake Honey

How to buy Real HoneyHoney Interrupted”! We did some serious research to be able to inform health-minded people on how to know which Honey to buy! Natural should be natural – but it became complicated. We try to simplify it before you lose interest and buy junk. 80% of Honey in our shops are imported from China, all goodness killed by irradiation and/or fake syrups posing as honey. Please read more and find some fun and easy tests to make sure that you paid for what you were lead to believe you were buying. Award-winning and real Honey in South Africa versus Fake Honey. How to buy Honey 101

Forest Bathing

Forest bathing, as a calming and healing practice, became known in Japan in the 1980s. The obvious feel-good factors all apply but now we understand more about the physiological benefits, apart from the eye-pleasing scenery, gentle hiking exercise and extra oxygen. Phytoncide is a substance emitted by plants & trees and generally means the aroma of the forest. “Phyton” means “plant” in Latin, and “cide” means to exterminate. Phytoncides are produced to help plants & trees protect themselves from harmful insects and germs, but researchers now offer proof of their enormous health benefits to human life. Read more about forest bathing and your health and happiness.

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new sights,  but in looking with new eyes."

Marcel Proust

Environment, community and social responsibility.

Do Random Acts of Kindness

~Please visit our Caring Community & Doing Random Acts of Kindness page where you can pick your favourite charity or choose a random one to donate a couple of rands to. Giving is good for the soul.

Hermanus Nightshelter

“What is happening with the Night Shelter?” This is the question that has been on the lips of numerous people in Hermanus after a few months of apparent inactivity at the site. But behind the scenes, there has been a lot going on. Read more 


Events Galore



Weekly Farmers Markets

Events at Lourensford – Somerset West

Gansbaai Country Market

Vegan Goods Market – Every Saturday – Cape Town

The Village Food Market – Cape Town

Porterville Farmers Market

Calitzdorp Events 


Baardskeerders Bos (B Bos) Farmers Market ~ Last Saturday of every month.

Hermanus Country Market Every Saturday morning at the Hermanus Cricket Club. 9am to 1pm.

Greyton Saturday Market Every Saturday

Stanford Sunset Market Last Friday of each month

Napier  The Village Market Every Friday & Saturday times: Fri: 1 – 5 pm / Sat: 9 am – 2 pm, Address: 44 Sarel Cilliers Street, Napier Info: 083 700 2152 / [email protected]

Sedgefield Scarab Market  Every Saturday come rain or shine. Garden Route, Western Cape

Check in to see what is on at…

The Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Hermanus U3A (University Of The 3rd Age)

Kirstenbosch Events 

Platbos – Africa’s Southernmost forest.

Theatre Lovers

See the latest South Africa Theater Magazine

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra 

Cape Town Opera

On at the Fugard Theatre Cape Town

On at the Brooklyn Theater.

Nosy Rosy Favourites

Places To Eat

Brewery Hermanus
Botriver Hotel Die Blaasbalk Restaurant
Caffe Blu Checkers Centre Hermanus
Creation Wines
Ecology Lifestyle Farm Botrivier
Gabrielskloof Botrivier
La Pentola Hermanus
Panorama Restaurant Stanford Area
Spiceroute Paarl
Shuntin Shed Botrivier
The Marine Hotel Hermanus

Wine, Beer & Food pairing

Brewery Hermanus
Creation Wines
Sumaridge Estate Wine 
Spiceroute Paarl
See our list of Award-winning wines.

Favourite Olive Oils

Read our article on how to buy the best and find our list of favourites

Places To Stay
Accommodation – McGregor
Avani Private Nature Reserve – Botrivier

Bloemhof Karoo – N1 Close to Three Sisters
Broadwater – Northern Cape
Die Voormanshuis – Creation Wines
The Marine – Hermanus
Poespasrivier  Genadendal

Places To Shop

Annabelle Hermanus Decor
Beach House
Gift ideas and more
Exclusive Works – The Ultimate Stainless Steel Pans, trailers etc!
Foto First – photographic desires.
PCXPress ALL computer needs
Go Solar – 123
Rossouw Modern Hermanus Art
Sonic WiFi –Retail | Repairs & Installations


Earthworks – Garden Design & Service with care!
Exclusive Works – Steelworks & Building Expertise
The labour office
PCXPress ALL computer needs
Solar123 Solar installations
Sonic WiFi -Retail | Repairs & Installations
WebWits Design, Marketing & Maintenance
Woodworks – Dream it,
they create it!
NosyRosy Advertise your business or event.

Health & Beauty

Hermanus Pilates Studio
Pappin Pretorius Optometrist
Get Fit! ProActive Fitness
Child and family counselling
Dr Marelize Swart Child psychologist

Things To Do

“Cooking for Pleasure” 
Classes at the Overstrand Training Institute.
Paleo your body into shape!
Go to the Saturday morning Farmers’ Market
Hermanus U3A Program
Visit Elgin Valley
Join Whale Coast conservation
Visit SpiceRoute Paarl
Register as a Blood donor: Register now.

Property For Sale.
Country place for sale – Stanford area

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She brings Joy 

And as always;
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”  ~ Maya Angelou


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