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10/21/2016

The town was founded in 1679 by the Governor of the Cape Colony, Simon van der Stel, who named it after himself. It is situated on the banks of the Eerste River ("First River"), so named as it was the first new river he reached and followed when he went on an expeditio...

9/22/2016

A thought I have pondered about regularly, and a popular topic for discussion, I later discovered, is the idea of how Art Education should be approached. We all know that the great artists of the Renaissance learnt at the feet of their masters by becoming an apprentice...

8/12/2016

Whale season begins in June and continues until November, so take your winter woollies and get down to Hermanus to watch these majestic creatures frolic in the coves of Walker Bay – it makes for an easy day trip or an ideal weekend getaway. Wedged between the mountains...

7/19/2016

Wine Tourism in South Africa 

A new national Wine Tourism Strategy will see wine tourism take its place as one of the strategic tourism development and promotional pillars of South Africa; in so doing maximizing the potential of wine (and food) tourism and establishing...

5/24/2016

You might have been following our #Stellenblog campaign on social media, enjoying all the beautiful pictures and micro-stories popping up in your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds. As the social media aspect of the campaign wraps up, it’s time to delve deeper and r...

9/2/2015

Amidst its challenges it is sometimes easy to forget that South Africa has the prestigious reputation of being the most beautiful country in the world. An article by Buzzfeed said this about South Africa, ‘Unsurpassed wildlife and mountains, whales and waterfalls, arch...

A mid-week escape to Babylonstoren was just what we needed…It is a laid-back, luxurious escape for stress-torn urbanites or anyone looking to soothe their soul and slip away for a while, to a world of beauty - or to simply relax and inhale the natural wonder of their s...

6/24/2014

THE TIMES OF LONDON – BP PORTRAIT PRIZE REVIEW

What is the point of painting a portrait? We live in a photographic age. So, if you want to record a likeness, won’t a snap serve instead? But for thousands of artists, sitters and spectators alike, the painted portrait see...

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