The Mother City like you've never seen it

CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA: April 25, 2012: Get geared up to indulge in a sensational weekend, experiencing the most exciting cultural events the Mother City has to offer. Fifteen lucky subscribers will get a unique chance to explore various events and places this vibrant and colourful city as to offer from Thursday to Sunday, May 24-27, 2012 while staying at the luxurious Protea Fire and Ice Hotel.

A fleet of branded Quantum’s sponsored by First Car Rental will whisk winners on an awesome cultural tour of Cape Town. Melissa Storey, Executive Head: Strategy, Development and Marketing at First Car Rental, says, “We are delighted to be involved with this unique subscriber challenge. We hope that the winners will get a chance to experience a different side of Cape Town and gain a deeper knowledge of its diverse cultural offerings.”

Thursday night, May 24, kicks off with a connoisseur food and wine pairing experience in Nederburg’s historic manor house. Co-hosted by Cape Wine Master and CEO of the Cape Wine Academy, Marilyn Cooper and Nederburg’s celebrated cellarmaster, Razvan Macici, guests will enjoy a meal prepared by Chef Anja Arnold, whose inspiration derives from the rich heritage of the 18th Century Manor House built by Nederburg’s founder in 1791.

Friday morning, May 25, begins with a trip up Table Mountain, followed by a tour of Alto Wine Estate, South Africa’s oldest red wine estate, where guests will have the chance to bottle and label wines under the guidance of Alto Winemaker, Schalk van der Westhuizen.

To round off the day, guests will head to Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay for Friday Nite LIVE! Bay Harbour Market is one of the Cape’s most vibrant markets with over 100 traders showcasing their creative talents offering a wide range of exquisite food, clothes, art and crafts and is set against the backdrop of live music on the Brampton Sound Stage, enveloped by a delightful fireplace that completes the experience. Anthony Stroebel, co-founder of the Bay Harbour Market says, “It’s fantastic to be a part of something that promotes new and exciting tourism ventures in Cape Town to a diverse crowd of warm people. Our city is full of colourful places created for all, from the bustling streets of Gugulethu to the flourishing Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay.”

On Saturday morning, May 26, guests will start their day at the beautiful M’hudi Wine Estate where they’ll brunch with inspirational owners, the Rangaka family. This will be followed by a trip to Gugulethu, where subscriber winners and sponsor partners will plant trees at the Tembaletu LSEN School for learners with physical disabilities. That evening, winners will taste over 300 of the Cape’s finest wines at the glamorous TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival.

Sunday morning May 27, will see the subscribers off to brunch at the legendary Mzoli’s Place for an authentic township experience before making their way to the airport and back to reality.

Visit the DSTV website for more information on how to enter.

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Hot Salsa Media on behalf of Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay

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