BVN DUTCH NEWS
We now also have the Dutch BVN NEWS CHANNEL as an EXTRA TV channel. Our guests and their comfort are important to us!
SUSHI MASTER IN STELLENBOSCH
Stellenbosch has its own World Class Sushi Master. Arata, from Genki Restaurant, currently ranks between 7th and 12th in the world as a Sushi Master.
Born in 1945, he studied for 10 years in Tokyo to become a Sushi Master. He has worked in New York, LA and Cape Town. He was at the old Tank Restaurant in the Cape Quartier for 5 ½ years before joining Genki Restaurant in Stellenbosch.
Gisternag se sagte, aanhoudende reën herinner aan NP van Wyk Louw se WINTER, uit DIE HALWE KRING
"Nou lê die aarde nagtelang en week
in die donker stil genade van die reën,
en skemer huise en takke daeliks bleek
deur die wit mistigheid en suising heen.
Dis alles ryk en rustig van die swaar
geheime wasdom wat sy paaie vind
deur warm aarde na elke skeut en blaar,
en ver en naby alles duister bind
in vog en vrugbaarheid en groot verlange;
tot ons ’n helder middag skielik sien
die gras blink, en die jong graan teen die hange,
en weet dat alle rus die lewe dien:
hoe kon ek dink dat somer ryker is
as hierdie groei se stil geheimenis?"
QUOTE FOR THE DAY
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." Nelson Mandela
20 Stellenbosch - Celebrating two decades of South African sculpture, this exhibition consists of over 30 outdoor sculptures placed at various locations within the historic town of Stellenbosch. In this the project follows on Dylan Lewis’s very successful exhibition where his animal work was similarly displayed. The exhibition endeavours to remind visitors and the local community that South African fine art, and sculpture in particular, can be unexpected, thought provoking, moving and beautiful. It is also a particular aim of 20 Stellenbosch to demonstrate the power and rewards of having art in one’s surroundings and being engaged with creativity as one goes about daily life. There are few towns in the country which are so suited to the display of public art, and it is hoped that 20 Stellenbosch will encourage debate, stimulate discussion and bring visitors from far and wide.
A Creator Of New Knowledge - STIAS (The Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study) where top researchers and intellectual leaders are nurtured and encouraged to find innovative and sustainable solutions to issues facing the world and in particular the country and the continent of Africa. The idea for such an Institute was first conceived in 2000 and was immediately positively received by the local and international research community. However, it was only in 2005 when a donation from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg foundation enabled STIAS to build a modern research and seminar centre that the Institute came into its own.
22 DIE LAAN STUDIO
22 Die Laan Studio
This is for the budget conscious, yet sophisticated, traveller, who prefers no fuss, but stylish, accommodation. Although excellently priced, it offers FREE Wi-Fi Internet, a bar fridge, microwave oven and kettle as well as a Queen size bed + a single bed in the room. There is underfloor heating in the room, and a heated towel rail in the bathroom, as well as a ceiling fan and an upright loose standing fan in the unit. We also have Satellite TV with SKY NEWS and the DUTCH BVN NEWS as EXTRA TV channels. Secure parking on the premises, behind an electronic gate, is available.
No breakfast is served, but guests have the option of having breakfast at the Guest House @ R60 pp/breakfast.
Not located on the same premises as the Guest House, it is in Koch Street in Krigeville, and is within easy walking distance from all the restaurants, shops etc in central Stellenbosch. It is very close to the 3 High Schools, Paul Roos Gymnasium, Bloemhof and Rhenish. It is also close to Primary Schools Eikestad and Rhenish, easily accessible to the R44 as well as 4 minutes’ drive from the Stellenbosch Medi-Clinic and Techno Park. It is literally down the road from the new Stellenbosch Academy of Sport (SAS).
OUDE LIBERTAS Hierdie opelugteater open vanjaar hul somerkonsert-reeks met Karen Zoid en Vusi Mahlasela. 27 November 2011 om 18h30
RECYCLING IN STELLENBOSCH
Stellenbosch Municipality has introduced an initiative to recycle waste. We at 22 Die Laan Guest House are delighted. Not only do we get to help with local waste management, amongst others because the Landhill Site (dumping ground) is estimated to last only another 4-5 months, but we will also be saving on refuse bags. The Municipality provides these special refuse bags free of charge.
EAT OUT AWARDS 2013
Stellenbosch again boasts 3 of the top10 EAT OUT restaurants in the country! They are Overture, Rust en Vrede and Jordan. Towerbosch was voted the best Country- style Restaurant. Congratulations!
THINGS TO DO IN STELLENBOSCH | LAZY LIVING
The festive season is evident in Stellenbosch. Lazy living – drinking coffee, sipping wine, eating good food – abounds in our beautiful town. Break away to Stellenbosch for a few days. We still have some availability in December. Contact us on 021 – 886 8753 or firstname.lastname@example.org
STELLENBOSCH WINE ROUTE | NOMINATED FOR BEST WINE REGION IN THE WORLD
Each year this leading international wine and lifestyle magazine (USA) honours outstanding achievement in wine and spirits. Stellenbosch Wine Routes hope to succeed against tough competition which includes Portugal's Douro Valley; Paso Robles in California; Spain's Rias Baixas and the Walla Walla Valley in the south eastern region of Washington.This nomination is a huge feather in the Stellenbosch cap and underlines their popularity, prowess and longevity in this highly competitive industry. This wine route has been the pioneer of the South African wine industry for many years and marketing themselves to the international market has just received a helping hand! The winners will be announced in the special December Wine Star Award issue, and the honourees will be presented their Wine Star Award trophies at a gala black-tie dinner in New York City on 27 January 2014. Let's all hold thumbs!
ATTRACTIONS IN STELLENBOSCH
Stellenbosch is the second-oldest town in South Africa and boasts a proud cultural heritage. Stellenbosch is also a vibrant university town and the campus is dotted throughout the 'Town of Oaks'.
The historic town is lined with fine examples of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture and this, together with the scenically breathtaking surrounds, makes it a photographer’s dream.
There are opportunities a-plenty for the enjoyment of indoor- outdoor and adventure activities.
For the culture-buff or historian there are art galleries and museums and wonderful architecture. For the lover of entertainment, there is a variety of music and theatre, with some productions taking place in the enchanting environment of local amphitheatres.
Stellenbosch is internationally-renowned for its fine wine and as a culinary hotspot, so wining and dining is a must on any itinerary. The surroundings lend themselves to health & wellness experiences and there are even wildlife experiences to be had; the opportunities are endless.
Stellenbosch is a child-friendly town and there are special children's routes with loads of entertainment.
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY ABOUT US
Breakfast is served each morning with a wide array of eggs, fruits, cheeses, meats, breads, cereals and yogurts to choose from. The back patio and garden is beautiful and perfect for relaxing in the chairs or couch on the shaded patio or in the lounge chairs around the pool. You can also choose to get some work done. In fact, as I write this review, I am sat on the patio taking advantage of the free Wifi internet. I would absolutely choose to stay here again either on business or holiday." Dan H