WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER 2017
NOOITGEDACHT ESTATE, STELLENBOSCH
Nooitgedacht is a family owned and managed historical Cape Dutch wine estate with a homestead and outbuildings that date back to 1774. It is a breathtaking setting for any special event, boasting expansive lawns shaded by centuries old oak trees, rolling vineyards and exhibiting a truly old world atmosphere balanced by contemporary design features. We welcome guests to experience our unique brand of historic charm, warmth and history.
The original cellar with its rustic atmosphere is used for indoor functions and can accommodate 120- 260 guest with a dance floor and 300 guests without, while our expansive gardens offer ample outdoor opportunities to entertain in grand style.
The Wirth family pride themselves on their personal touch which can be found in every aspect of our service offering. All details are tailored to suit your particular needs to ensure your function is a unique and special occasion.
THURSDAY 5 OCTOBER 2017
THE CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE, CAPE TOWN
The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving building in South Africa. Built between 1666 and 1679, this pentagonal fortification replaced a small fort of timber and clay built by Commander Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 upon establishing a maritime replenishment station at the Cape of Good Hope for the Dutch East Indian Company or better known as the VOC (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie)
In 26 April 1679 the five bastions were named after the main titles of Willem, the Prince of Orange. The Western Bastion was named Leerdam; followed in clockwise order by Buuren, Catzenellenbogen, Nassau, and Oranje. In 1936 the Castle was declared a National Monument. As a result of an extensive, ongoing restoration and conservation programme launched in the 1980’s, the Castle of Good Hope remains the best preserved of its kind built by the VOC in regions where it had interests in previous centuries.
Today, the Castle of Good Hope house the regional headquarters of the South African Army in the Western Cape, the famous William Fehr Collection of historic artworks, the Castle Military Museum and ceremonial facilities for traditional Cape Regiments.
FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER 2017
BAIA SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, V & A WATERFRONT, CAPE TOWN
Set in a prime spot at the Victoria Wharf, Baía (pronounced Ba-hia and meaning the Bay) enjoys spectacular panoramic harbour and ocean views. It has a cocktail bar, interior dining areas and covered outside dining areas spread across four terraces. The relaxing interior reflects the beauty of Table Bay in the wave-like mosaics and pale blues and mauve colours.
Baía specializes in the finest seafood from around southern Africa, the finest poultry, beef and venison and a renowned wine-list with rare Cape vintage wines and imported liqueur selection – and has earned the reputation as the place to indulge in the best seafood platter in the Cape.
Patricio Cumaio, chef de cuisine, believes in using only the finest ingredients. He created the fare at Baía , with a menu inspired by a combination of fine continental cuisine and Portuguese colonial traditions. One of the legendary house specialties tempts diners with a bouillabaisse, French influence or a cataplana with a Portuguese influence, a veritable feast of prawns, langoustines, mussels, calamari and linefish.
Luis Viana, the experienced restaurateur who owns Baía, looks back on the years gone by with pride. He says, “People love the food, the style and the views at Baía. We’ve got the best restaurant terraces in the world. Where else can you sit at a table in a working harbour and watch passenger liners dock? Baía has exceeded expectations. I spoil my guests with the best food, the best wines, the best service and the best quality. I’ve known many of my customers for years – they come from all countries to dine at Baía.”