Week Ahead

May your week be exciting and filled with joy and laughter!

Michael Cassidy’s Book Launch | 16 Oct, 18:00 @ House of Bread

Join the book launch of Michael Cassidy’s memoirs “Footprints in the African sands: My life and times. “This is a remarkable story of a man that took many faith initiatives that helped South Africa achieve its peaceful transition and first democratic election in 1994.

Opening of the New Breed Art Competition | 17 Oct. 19:00 @ Oliewenhuis Art Museum

The Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition aims to celebrate a new breed of artist and showcase exceptional contemporary Free State art. The winning artworks and a selection of entries will be on show.

Pure Adventures Trail Series | 18 Oct, 18:00 @ Wild Olive Estate

Come join the next Pure Adventures Trail Run – Wild Olive – Bloemfontein Presented By Wild Olive Estate Bloemfontein. Charity – TBC

Registration: 5:00PM. Race Start: 6:00PM. Entry Fees: 5km- R60 10km – R90 Donation Included In Race Entry Fee. Conservancy Fee Included In Race Entry Fee. DON’T FORGET YOUR HEADLAMP.

80’s ReWine | 19 Oct, 12:00 @ Be Human – Middelwater

Relive the 80’s with a day full of music and WINE. Be Human – Middelwater Farm is proud to announce that we will be hosting the 80’s ReWine on Saturday, 19th October 2019.

Entertainment by Cezanne, Francois Bouwer, Drywater, Cloud 9 and Rushour. General admission costs R270 per person which includes a wine glass on arrival, 20 tastings and the live shows. Entrance for children under the age of 18 is R100 per child. General admission and children’s tickets are available from @Computicket. (https://tickets.computicket.com/event/80s_rewine/7104786) Limited VIP tickets are available from Marica at 082 859 7801. VIP tickets are priced at R450 per person (minimum of 10 tickets to be bought, thus R4500 in total). This includes a wine glass on arrival, 20 tastings, reserved seating, the live shows, a dedicated barman and corporate branding rights for two banners.

Remember to dress the part as there will be prizes up for grabs. Judging takes place at 16h30. General admission tickets must remember to please bring their own chairs and blankets.

Week Ahead

Have a blast this week with a wide variety of events taking place in our city. There’s so much to choose from. Pure bliss!!!!

French Film| 8 Oct, 19:00 @ Equitas Auditorium, University of the Free State

For all our film friends out there!

On Tuesday 8 October you can go watch The Guardians, a film suggested by one of the members, Lucille Cooper. Many films have been made about the First World War, but few about the women in rural areas who not only did men’s work, but who also had to deal with the shell shock and desperation of the men when they came home for a furlough. Worse was to come when almost a whole generation was killed during some of the bloodiest battles of the war, like the Somme.

Marketing & Branding for Fempreneurs| 9 Oct, 9:00 @ Creative Coffee Bean

It’s always a great idea to fit in some time during the week for personal development.

A workshop for Fempreneurs to make sense of marketing and branding and find the freedom you seek from your business. Who is this workshop for? Do you want to start your own business but don’t know where to start? DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS! Do you have your own business but struggle to make sense of your branding and marketing? THAT’S WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT! Do you struggle to juggle between family, your business and your sanity? FIND A BETTER WAY TO DO IT. For more information, contact Marlize at 082 859 0273 or email marlize@creativecoffeebean.com

Bloemfontein 12 Hour Crazy Walk Challenge | 10 Oct, 6:00 @ Free State Athletics Stadium

Are you Crazy enough to walk 12 hours to Break the stigma of mental illness? Join us on 10 October 2019 (World Mental Health Day) from 06:00 – 18:00 at the Free State Athletics stadium as we walk for 12 hours in solidarity with people suffering from mental illness. Wear your craziest socks and come walk with us.

Contact Nicola Visser for more information nicola@crazyforwalking.co.za or visit www.crazyforwalking.co.za Hosted by Bloemcare Private Psychiatric Hospital http://www.bloemcare.co.za/

La Motte and Bosman Wine Dinner | 10 Oct, 18:30 @ Seisoen

Fun filled evening with La Motte, Bosman Wines and their incredible people. Enjoy a 6 course meal with 6 exquisite wines. Limited space available. Booking essential. Call 0829404060 for reservations

Macufe Divas 2019 | 11 Oct, 19:00 @ Old Grey Sports Ground

Macufe Divas 2019 has one of the most powerful lineups ever assembled, with talent assembled from here at home in the Free State, to the rest of South Africa and Africa.

Deborah Cox
Lady Zamar
Thandiswa Mazwai

Show Details:
When: 11 October 2019
Where: Old Grey’s
Doors: 19:00
Tickets available @ Shoprite and Computicket.

Additional info:
Old Grey’s is an indoor seated venue. Seated is provided, as is a cash bar for drinks and food stalls.

Strictly no cooler boxes, umbrellas, gazebos, snacks, drinks.
Strictly no weapons, illegal substances, recording equipment, braais.

Gen-X Festival | 12 Oct, 11:00 @ Emoya Hotel & Spa

This year, the Gen-X festival will be hosted by Startup Grind U • UFS! The festival will also serve as the Startup Grind U • UFS year-end party with the brewers from Kraft Brewing Co as our entrepreneurs. Festival will take place at a relaxed outdoors space at Emoya Estate. Festival goers will enjoy a stellar live performance from SA artist Justin Serrao, and more. While foodies can enjoy delicious meals from food stalls. Gen-X Festival is open for everyone! So bring your friends and family and come and enjoy the day. For fun competitions and great beer, food and music, the Gen-X festival is definitely an experience not to be missed!


September – It’s a wrap

We have reached the end of September. What a great month it was been filled with a wide variety of cool and exciting events in our city. We hope you enjoyed all that Bloemfontein had to offer during this first month of Spring. Be sure to keep your eyes open for our upcoming posts with events that will be taking place in October! Keep well!


HELLO Awesome Travellers! ! !

Watch out for these awesome events taking place in our city this week!

Proudly South African Beer Festival | 24 Sep, 12:00 – 18:00 @ Windmill Casino

A Proudly South African Beer Festival – spend the day with family and friends as you celebrate your heritage. There will be a variety of entertainment, but most importantly, there will be beer crafted by the finest local breweries

A festival to truly connect South Africans, doing what we do best; enjoying good food & beer!

The Kids Zone, will cater for Children under the age of 12 – with ample entertainment to keep them busy while you kick back with friends.

See you there!

Night Ride| 25 Sep, 18:00 – 21:00 @ Human Harley-Davidson

Go be a part of the monthly Night Ride experience this Wednesday.

Curry Nights | 26, 18:00 @ Jack and Jill Food Co.

Reservations are essential : call 063 675 9502 to book your table **

Join for all your favourites like lamb Rogan Josh, Thai inspired apricot and lemongrass chicken, our vegan butternut and lentil curry as well as their Butter Chicken bunny chow!

Poetic Thursday| 26, 17:00 @ The Thoughts Lounge

Do words move you? Are you in the mood for some good poetry. Try out Poetic Thursday!

Mostly in B-flat | 26, 19:30 – 21:30 @ Odeion School of Music OSM, UFS

An engaging concert with 6 musicians and a narrator with works by Shostakovich, Poulenc, Blumer, Farrenc, Rossini and others. To hear a number of wind players performing together is not unique. In every symphony orchestra, it is the wind players that add the colour so different from the strings. It was therefore an idea to bring these wind players together on the solo concert platform and to give them a different kind of exposure. And to make it even more attractive, piano was added. The repertoire for this kind of grouping is interesting and novel. The concert will endeavour to portray these instruments, who, in their earlier development, mostly tuned to B-flat. (We now mostly tune to A). The repertoire will reflect the whole range from one instrument, to two instruments, to three etc. and end with some of the best repertoire for these six, namely the flute, the oboe, the clarinet, the bassoon, the horn and the piano. Musicians who will be performing in this interesting concert includes: Handri Loots (flute), Danrè Strydom (clarinet), Johan Ferreira (oboe), Shannon Armer (French horn), Brahm Henkins (bassoon) and Anneke Lamont (piano). Albé Grobbelaar will be the narrator.

Amplified Greatest Laughter | 27, 19:30 -22:30 @ Pacofs

Join the locals for a 100% seSeotho comedy show.

Awerbuchs Bargain House Clothing Sale | 27, 10:00 – 18:00 & 28, 8:00 – 15:00 @ Awerbuchs Bargain House

Its that time of the year again where there is a massive clothing clearance sale in the Bargain Tent just outside Awerbuchs. This time promises you even bigger savings. Everything has to go!!! Sale includes shoes, clothing and accessories.

Downtown Sundown | 28, 14:00 @ 80 Oliver Tambo Street

Food, drinks, music, rooftop sunset vibes !!!!! See you there!

The Week Ahead

Some cool events to get excited about this week 🙂

GigCulture Creatives Workshop |17-19 Sep, 9:00 – 12:00 @ Motheo TVET Incubation Centre

This is a platform that aims to assist creatives in the events management, arts and culture industry to develop and grow through skills training and mentorship programs.

Seven relevant topics will be covered that will help you get ahead of the game; equip you and help harness your craft.

Visit https://gigculture.co.za/main-event/gigcreatives-workshop/ for more information and to secure your spot!

Warwick Wine Estate Dinner |18 Sep, 18:30 @ Seisoen

Enjoy a 5 course dinner paired with Warwick Wine Estate’s Best Wines. There is only place for 30 guests. Be sure to make a reservation prior!

Mesibah |18 Sep, 17:30 @ CoffeeTalks Cafe

Enjoy the taste and culture of the mediterranean without having to cross the ocean. Engage your senses and interact with your food to have a mouthwatering experience. All food is prepared from scratch with exotic and fragrant “Ras El Hanout” blend and served on your table in abundance. You will be dinning with your companion or group on separate tables, but there will be a communal kumzits area where you can mingle and socialise with new friends. An affordable feast for R185/p (Includes full course mediterranean meal, with lemonana and Israeli Coffee) . There is a loyalty program and discount options. Bring your own wine!

Andrea Bocelli Tribute Extended Version |18 Sep, 20:00 – 22:00 @ AasVoel Klub

Jacobus Silwer, Cezanne Yzzel and friends are back by popular demand with this previously sold out tribute. At R150pp enjoy good music with good friends.

Woman of Success |19 Sep, 14:00 – 18:00 @ Protea Hotel

Free Entry! Sign up to attend. Be equipped with tools and strategies that drive our passions, give power and that can make you money.

Snake Awareness and Venomous Snake Handling Course | 21 Sep, 9:00 – 13:00 @ Cheetah Experience

Join this amazing Snake awareness and venomous snake handling coue presented by Johan Marais at Cheetah Experience, September 21st!!

Simply follow the link below to book your spot, spaces are limited so make sure you do not miss out!

Hope to see you there!


July wrap up

And just like that July ended and we begin a new month. It’s August… WOMEN’S MONTH!!! Before we delve fully into August with all the excited events we have ahead of us, let us go back to some fun and fruitful experiences that were afforded to us in July. 

We started July off with Vryfees with its amazing productions and great social atmosphere.

This was then followed by the Shotgun Pub and Grill Grand Opening. What a delight! There was the Marketing and Branding for Mompreneurs which was a great learning experience.

We attended the Just Start Bloemfontein Workshop where we learnt how to start, run and grow your business in South Africa. The Reizis Square Night Market was great for those who wished to get out of the city for a bit. Some went and experienced moon landing at the planetarium. 

We had some tasty treats from the Pot and Port Family Day as well as fine dining and wine with Klein Zalze. Shopping can never be left out of an important list of To-do’s therefore the pop-up thrift shop at Kalahari was a definite YESSS!

Check out our calendar for some exciting events taking place in the city in August. Hope to bump into many of you there! 😉


The week ahead

Was the weekend cold or what?! And word on the street is that there’s another cold front heading our way. I know we haven’t had a proper winter in Bloemfontein, but at least give us some time to pack out our winter jackets again before hitting us with more cold.

At least by the looks of the weather forecast for the rest of the week, it’s going to be cold… but not bone chilling cold. So you can go out this week and take part in some events 😉

Just Start Bloemfontein Workshop – 25 July @ Copper Clover | 10:00 – 16:00

Starting your own business is a big, scary step into the unknown. To help you get started we’re hosting a series of interactive workshops to provide you with valuable insights and practical tools on how to start, run and grow your business in South Africa.

The tickets for the event are ALMOST SOLD OUT! so grab them before they’re all gone!

Pot and Port Family Day – 27 July @ Urth | 08:00 – 16:00

Whats better than a potjie with the family on a cold winters day? This is a first I’ve seen for Bloemfontein and it sounds super cool! Be sure to get your tickets ASAP!

Pop-up Thrift Shop – 27 July @ Kalahari.fish Express | 10:30 – 14:00

Come get your hands on some cool vintage jackets, pre-loved clothing, bags, hats and loads more. You will receive a FREE burger and chips meal with every VINTAGE JACKET purchase and there will be FREE coffee for everyone who brings their own reusable coffee cup. CARD FACILITIES AVAILABLE.

Fine Dining and Wine with Kleine Zalze – 27 July @ De Oude Kraal | 19:00 – 10:00

Fancy a treat yourself day after a long week at work? Treat yourself to a wine tasting! Nothing beats ending off a work week with a glass wine. Tickets are R450p.p and bookings are essential. Book on info@deoudekraal.com

Seems like you have quite a Friday to look forward to 😉

Ciao for now!


The week ahead

It’s July… I repeat… It’s JULY!

Feel the chill in the air yet? Are your kids pretending to be dragons in the mornings when they see the smoke come out their noses and mouthes when they breathe? (It’s okay if you do it too, we won’t tell a soul)

Stay warm ladies and gentlemen, we’re in the middle of winter and it’s no longer going to be just cold, it’s going to be C-O-L-D. So it’s time to start taking out the extra blankets and getting your heaters out the garage. Also don’t forget to stock up on some nice hot chocolate and marshmallows 😉 We might be sharing some amazing hot chocolate recipes too later this month! But for now, have a look at the events up ahead for the week.

Vryfees – 01 July – 07 July | University of the Free State

It’s that time of the year again. A week filled with good food, productions and good music such as Spoegwolf and the Parlotones. The production portion of the festival begins today. The productions are spread all around campus with food being around the main building area.

Remember to dress warmly and be prepared to walk as the festival gets packed! Also remember to take cash as a lot of the vendors don’t have card machines.

Have a look at the program at


Shotgun Pub and Grill Grand Opening – 6 July | @ 14:00

Need a change of scenery after spending the week at Vryfees? 😉 Then head over to the Grand Opening of the Shotgun Pub and Grill! Tons of tasty food and cool vibes!

I’d highly recommend spending some time at Vryfees, you never know.. you might even find some gifts for Christmas there 😉

Saturday Wrap Up

Missed this weeks events? No fear, we’re here to wrap up what you missed this week 😉

Tuesday – June 12th

She Means Business

This event was part of the She Means Business Series which is a platform for female entrepreneurs to support, celebrate and encourage one another. It stems from the belief that stories are powerful and as a result they have the potential to inspire, bring laughter, provoke thought and connect people. The event hosted 4 entrepreneurs who were that morning’s storytellers. They included; Jacylyn – Ivy Engelbrecht (Beauty Specialist), Dikonelo Mile (Financial Services Rep.), Leah Molatseli (Lawyer) and Sunell Wiehman (Counselling Psychologist). Those who attended benefited greatly from the vast wisdom that was shared. 

Saturday – June 15th

Be Human Family Market

The Be Human Family Market takes place every Saturday on Middelwater Farm. There is a wide variety of scrumptious food in their food court. There are many options to choose from for you and your family such as gourmet waffles, Wagyu burgers, liver kebabs, chicken wings etc. It takes place from 9am – 4pm. So if you missed it today you can catch it next week. Same place. Same time.

Sunday – June 16th

Festival Carnival

Unfortunately, this event has been postponed. It would have taken place tomorrow at Ramblers Club. We will keep you posted on the new event details. Keep your eyes open.

Ciao for now 😉

Our favourite banana bread recipe

You’ll never want to use another recipe again

Been a hectic week? You deserve a little sweet treat to reward yourself for a hard week of work 😉

With the sweet tanginess of the plum as well as the bit of crunch from the pecan nuts, it’ll for sure be one of your favourite banana recipes to date.

Banana bread recipe decorated with Mau sugar, plums and pecan nuts

Download this recipe and try it out at home! Take a photo and share it with us. We’d love to see your creations!

Come back soon for another amazing recipe

Ciao 😉