I’m a fan of cruise liners – I won a Mediterranean cruise in 1997 and also done the Durban – Portuguese Islands in Mozambique – Durban route, about 5 years ago. Cruising is an all-in-one combo – you get the food, drinks, accommodation, entertainment and fun in the sun and sand! And with Oh Ship! the cherry on top is that you get 72 hours of some of South Africa’s top DJs and comedians, to keep you entertained, while you sip on our sangria.
In 1991, two students from Pietermaritzburg, in KwaZulu Natal, decided to start Debonairs Pizza. Now, 25 years on, the South African franchise is celebrating the opening of its 600th store, in Botshabelo near Bloemfontein, in the Free State, on 28 November 2016.
With summer upon us, there is no excuse not to have some quality time outdoors, with family and friends, while enjoying a delicious Debonairs Pizza. After all, they invented the Triple-Decker® and the Crammed-Crust®.
I recently discovered a quaint little cafe in Craighall Park, Johannesburg, called Dolci Cafe, that is perfect for an intimate breakfast or lunch, kitchen tea or baby shower.
Headed by husband and wife team Clayton Boyd and Jackie Righi-Boyd, Dolci is an Italian café, pastry shop and baking boutique dedicated to authentic foods, the highest available quality products and a mouthwatering selection of artisan cakes and cupcakes.
The elastic-faced king of clean comedy, Barry Hilton, will be taking to the spectacular Silverstar Centre’s stage with his freshest, ultra-funny and slick production, Evolver.
On stage for two nights only, 28 and 29 October 2016, Evolver will see the vibrant Hilton showcasing new material, reaffirming exactly why South Africans consider him to be one of our country’s most relevant comedians.
Hilton’s genuinely funny bones, his uncanny ability to gauge a crowd, and his firm stance on keeping comedy “clean” for the last 30 years, makes Evolver a must-see show for die-hard comedy fans and those who simply want to be left breathless with laughter alike.
At only R150 a ticket, Silverstar Casino has ensured that fans have no reason to miss out on Evolver, a show best described as a dynamic and versatile masterpiece.
Tickets are available for purchase from Computicket.
Visit www.silverstarcasino.co.za or the Customer Service Desk at Silverstar Casino for more information.
The inaugural Joburg Film Festival will kick off on Friday 28 October and run to Saturday 5 November 2016 at multiple venues across the city, where over 60 South African, African and international films will be screened.
As a truly urban festival, the screenings will be taking place at a host of venues – and not just at traditional cinema chain venues. Whilst the Joburg Film Festival and its partner, Ster Kinekor, will host screenings at The Zone at Rosebank, Maponya Mall, and Newton Junction, additional venues across the city will also be utilized.
Montecasino, in association with Marshall Music & Sony ATV, has expanded their entertainment offering by staging a massive two-day, picnic-style musical festival that speaks to a vibrant and colourful South Africa: Jam Jozi! Taking place from the 29th – 30th October 2016, Gauteng’s premier entertainment destination will bring you some of South Africa’s finest local bands, DJs and musicians such as Jack Parow, Matthew Mole, Al Bairre, GoodLuck and Mafikizolo – all on one stage. With a weekend pass costing just R150 allowing access to over 20 performances, this unique festival is destined to become a firm favourite on the events calendar amongst avid local music lovers.
I first heard about Mo Magic when my husband was working on a show called “Holiday Swap” about 3 years ago, and Mo was a contestant. I was told about his “mind magic tricks” and spoon bending, so I was well intrigued when I got an invite to the media launch, which we attended last night. We all need a bit of magical delight in our lives, now and again, so this was welcomed.
Uber has revolutionized the way we travel and now they are doing the same with food delivery.
UberEATS a new on-demand food delivery app powered by Uber, and went live on Thursday 29 September, in Johannesburg. It will allow users to order food from a selection of restaurants that are up to 3.5km away. They hope to take 35 minutes from start to finish to deliver meals using their existing UberX vehicles.
The UberEATS app can be downloaded from the app store or through the Uber rides app, and meals can be requested for delivery in Northern Johannesburg from 7am to 10pm, seven days a week with a R20 delivery fee. They expect to extend the service to Midrand and Pretoria by the end of the year and Cape Town next year.
UberEats launched in Toronto‚ Canada‚ in December last year and has since branched into four continents and more than 22 cities.
There’s no minimum order size, but every order includes a delivery fee of R20 (the same as the minimum fare for an UberX).
1. Download the app or go to ubereats.com to find what you’re craving.
2. Sign in – you can use your existing Uber account for UberEATS – or create a new one.
3. Tell them where to deliver – add your home, work, or any other address you’d like.
4. Browse local restaurants – search for your favourite local restaurant or try something new.
5. Check out with a tap – simply pay with your card on file. And remember, the delivery fee is R20.
6. Track your order – watch as your order gets picked up and delivered right to your door.
Discounts for new users:
On your first time trying the UberEATS App, enter this promo code at checkout TryEatsZA to enjoy up to R100 off your first order. Available for new UberEATS users only.
I was fortunate to be invited to the Land Rover Africa Cup Polo Tournament, for the past 2 years, and the 2016 tournament takes place on the weekend of 17 and 18 September.
One of the many highlights at this year’s tournament, will be the debut of Team Above and Beyond. The team consists of two polo veterans and two up-and-coming development players, and they will participate in a weekend of thrilling horsemanship.