OPEN DOOR RESTAURANT IN CONSTANTIA NOW ‘OPEN’ FOR BREAKFAST

December 4, 2015

Open Door Restaurant at Constantia Uitsig is celebrating summer with the introduction of breakfast service, presenting a delicious menu created by Executive Chef Annemarie Steenkamp and Pastry Chef Christine de Villiers, former Pastry Chef at The Tasting Room/Le Quartier Français. Available between 9am and 11am daily, the Open Door breakfast menu features a host of delectable dishes to excite all palates, to be enjoyed in the picturesque, bright breakfast room or on the terrace overlooking the surrounding mountains and vineyards.

In addition to favourites such as freshly baked Croissant with scrambled egg, smoked salmon, sour cream and capers (R72), other dishes include Toasted brioche with poached eggs, bone marrow, citrus hollandaise, chorizo and sweetcorn (R82); and Cinnamon brioche French toast with bacon, glazed pears, pecan nuts and banana brandy butter (R79). Guests may also enjoy a hearty Constantia Uitsig Farm Breakfast (R85); the Open Door breakfast (R76) of eggs, beef sausage, avocado and marinated tomatoes; or a Boiled duck egg with sourdough soldiers (R48).

The menu features a selection of nutritious, fruity options too, including Stewed fruit and mixed nut crumble with double thick yoghurt (R52), and Mixed seed, nuts and coconut granola, served with beetroot yoghurt and seasonal fruit (R68) for an early morning health boost. Open Door specialises in a range of freshly prepared juices that include the Green Giant (broccoli, Swiss chard, apple, cabbage and bell pepper – R50); Carrot Cleanser (carrot, apple, orange, beetroot and celery – R45); M&P (melon and papaya – R45); and Veggie Cocktail (celery, tomato, carrot and lemon juice – R45), in addition to mouth-watering smoothies: Strawberry Lane (strawberry, banana and yoghurt) and the decadent Peanut Lover (peanut butter, milk, banana, cinnamon and honey). For the ultimate ‘Champagne Breakfast’ a range of top quality South African sparkling wines and French champagnes are available from the extensive wine list, in addition to a selection of teas and the finest Brazilian, Guatemalan and Ethiopian coffees by Deluxe.

Open Door is the latest venture of restaurateur and sommelier Neil Grant and business partner Barry Engelbrecht of Burrata (Eat Out Italian Restaurant of the Year 2013) and Bocca fame. The restaurant opened in May (2015) and is located on the premises of what was known as the River Café at Constantia Uitsig. It is open seven days a week, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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BUSHMANS KLOOF NAMED #1 RESORT IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 2015 CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER USA READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

October 21, 2015

BK Embers 12A Presidential Suite 007 S Oyster Box Ocean Pool

Condé Nast Traveler US readers cast their votes in the 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards – and named Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat #1 in the ‘Top 12 Resorts in South Africa’ category, with the lodge also coming in at #3 on the ‘Top 100 Hotels & Resorts of the World’ list. Sister properties The Oyster Box and The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa meanwhile successfully positioned themselves at #2 and #4 respectively in the ‘Top 25 Hotels in Africa’ category.

Readers of the prestigious American travel magazine rated Bushmans Kloof at an impressive 98.9 points, The Oyster Box at 92.3 points and The Twelve Apostles at 91.5 points (out of a total score of 100). It is a remarkable result for the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection South Africa, with the three luxury properties beating stiff competition from other top resorts in the country.

Condé Nast Traveler, founded in 1987, is renowned as one of the most trusted names in travel. The magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards, now in their 28th year, set the benchmark for luxury properties around the globe. 128,000 discerning American travellers took part in this year’s survey – the most in its history – submitting millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments to choose the world’s best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines and cruise lines. Hotels and resorts were rated on Rooms, Service, Food, Location, Design and Activities. Because of the range and depth of the survey and responses, the Readers’ Choice Awards are a unique and trusted source of travel advice respected around the world.

Only 270km from Cape Town, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is a haven of staggering beauty at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains. Wide-open plains, majestic rock formations and crystal clear waterfalls provide a natural playground to set the scene for a unique wilderness experience in this South African Natural Heritage Site, where abundant wildlife roams free. The five-star lodge is renowned for its warm, caring service, exceptional hospitality, holistic spa and organic cuisine served in unique locations. A sanctuary for over 130 Bushman Rock Art sites, here guests may interact freely with nature and participate in exciting outdoor adventures, including nature drives, mountain biking, canoeing and swimming in rock pools.

The Oyster Box is one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished luxury seaside hotels. Standing proudly on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront, overlooking the iconic lighthouse, the legendary property provides direct beach access and staggering views of the Indian Ocean. Opened in 1947, it still retains the gracious elegance, glamour and passionate service that made this one of South Africa’s most cherished hotels. From the impeccable uniforms to the genuinely warm smiles, thoughtful details and the latest amenities and facilities; from delicious cuisine and lush tropical gardens to the splendid luxury of each individually designed room, suite and villa, guests are treated to an experience as unique as it is unforgettable.

The journey to The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa from central Cape Town only takes 20 minutes by car, yet feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life. The hotel sits majestically above the Atlantic Ocean on Cape Town’s – if not the world’s – most scenic route, flanked by the Twelve Apostles mountain range and magnificent Table Mountain National Park. Guided by a luminescent marine reserve with frequent whale and dolphin sightings, the hotel offers the longest hours of sunshine in Cape Town, resulting in mesmerising Atlantic Ocean sunsets. Guests are spoilt with magnificent ocean or mountain views from the 70 bedrooms and suites, each beautifully designed to provide the utmost comfort and style. Hotel features include a holistic spa, private cinema, fine dining restaurant Azure, casual all-day dining spot The Café Grill and the legendary Leopard Bar.

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About Red Carnation Hotels

Red Carnation Hotels is an award-winning collection of five and four star family-run boutique hotels in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Geneva, Florida and South Africa. Each property has its own individual character and unique location that reflects the local environment, culture and cuisine. They all share the qualities that win Red Carnation so many prestigious awards – splendid luxury, generous hospitality, inventive and traditional cuisine, private art collections, passionate service and loyal staff committed to creating richly rewarding experiences for all their guests. For more information about these award-winning hotels and the rest of the Red Carnation Collection, please go to www.redcarnationhotels.com

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THE TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL AND SPA INVITES CAPE TOWN COMMUNITY TO JOIN THE 3rd ANNUAL ‘CAPE TOWN MOVEMBER WAITERS’ RACE’ ON SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2015 AT CAMPS BAY HIGH SCHOOL

October 13, 2015

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Waiters’ Race: the concept originated in France in the early 20th century, as a way to promote the profession and to find recognition within the hospitality industry.

Cape Town Waiters' Race

The Cape Town Waiters’ Race is a not-to-be-missed event on the city’s Movember calendar. Now in its third year, and organised by The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, it will take place on Saturday 7 November 2015 from 09:00 to 13:00, on the sports field of Camps Bay High School. Members of the public are invited to join the action free of charge and cheer on the competing teams. Twelve Apostles Hotel Deputy General Manager Gavin Ferreira is delighted with the growing appeal of the event: ‘The tourism and hospitality industry is the heart and soul of Cape Town, an absolutely vital component of our beautiful city. The Waiters’ Race is a chance to bring hotels together to celebrate the industry – and to help raise money for an important cause.’

Several Cape Town hotels and restaurants will once again take part in this exciting fundraising event. Waiters will compete in teams of four, racing each other while holding a tray with one hand, stacked with a bottle of sparkling wine and balancing two full champagne flutes. The aim is do a fast paced walk from one end of the track to the other and switch team members until the last waiter has completed the race. During the relay, no running is allowed and spilling will count against the team! The general managers of the city’s top hotels and senior restaurant managers too will have a chance to compete in a series of challenging, fun races, including a Wooden Spoon Race.

All proceeds of the day, including team entry fees, food, beverages and raffles sold, will be donated to Movember SA in support of CANSA and the Movember Foundation. Movember is a global men’s health movement that uses the ‘moustache’ as a catalyst to give men the opportunity to learn, and talk about health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer. The aim is to recruit a total of 30 teams this year and raise a minimum of R50 000.

The hospitality community in Cape Town is invited to enter the Waiters’ Race and sign up a team of four. The entry fee of R1000 per team covers the race number, a glass of MCC per person, morning coffee, sandwiches, and a certificate of attendance.

For further information, contact Willem van der Merwe, Banqueting Manager, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, banquetingmanager@12apostles.co.za or 021 437 9225.

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About The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

The five-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is situated on Cape Town’s – if not the world’s – most scenic route. Well established as the city’s leading boutique hotel, The Twelve Apostles Hotel is a member of Leading Hotels of the World and prides itself in offering guests that ‘personal touch’. Providing a convenient complimentary shuttle service, guests are five minutes from the most beautiful beaches and Camps Bay, 15 minutes from the city centre and V&A Waterfront, and within easy reach of many vineyards within the Cape Winelands. Helicopter transfers are also available to offer an exhilarating experience flying over the spectacular peninsula.

Poised above the Atlantic Ocean, the five-star Cape Town hotel is situated at the water’s edge of a marine reserve, boasting frequent whale and dolphin sightings. Surrounded by nature only, the hotel is flanked by the majestic Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles mountain range within the Table Mountain National Park. The interior design is inspired by its namesake, creating a fresh, calming environment that artfully combines sophistication with simplicity, comfort and elegance.

Guests are spoilt with spectacular views of the ocean and mountain views in each of the 70 bedrooms and suites, including the Presidential Suite, each superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style.

The hotel boasts two swimming pools perched above the ocean; its award-winning health and beauty spa; Azure Restaurant, the Café Grill, and the Leopard Room Bar & Lounge; a 16-seater private cinema; and meeting, events & wedding facilities for up to 90 guests.

 

About Red Carnation Hotels

Red Carnation Hotels is an award-winning collection of five and four star family-run boutique hotels in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Geneva, Florida and South Africa. Each property has its own individual character and unique location that reflects the local environment, culture and cuisine. They all share the qualities that win Red Carnation so many prestigious awards – splendid luxury, generous hospitality, inventive and traditional cuisine, private art collections, passionate service and loyal staff committed to creating richly rewarding experiences for all their guests. For more information about these award-winning hotels and the rest of the Red Carnation Collection, please go to www.redcarnationhotels.com

Online Media Gallery: http://media.redcarnationhotels.com.

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View a complete list of Awards and Accolades for The Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

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‘Cuppa for CANSA’ Pink High Tea Event at The Twelve Apostles Hotel on 1 October 2015

September 11, 2015

12A Pink High Tea

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town will team up with CANSA (Cancer Association of South Africa), Le Creuset and Pongrácz to present an exclusive ‘Cuppa for CANSA’ Pink High Tea fundraising event on Thursday 1 October 2015 (from 10h00 to 12h00), to mark the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Taking place in the hotel’s Atlantic Terrace Marquee overlooking the ocean, 70 guests will be able to enjoy this glamorous high tea in honour of the fight against the disease. (Cost R300 per person, with over 50% of proceeds donated to CANSA. Tables of 10 may be reserved too.)

Guests are encouraged to round up female friends and family, dress up ‘pretty in pink’ and indulge in the pink themed delicacies on offer. During the event a breast cancer survivor will share her courageous story, while guests can also take part in a lucky draw to stand the chance to win special prizes.

After a welcoming glass of pink Pongrácz Rosé a scrumptious selection of pink treats will be presented, some of which feature cancer fighting ‘super-foods’ that are high in antioxidants. The choice includes freshly baked scones with strawberry cream, Pink velvet cupcakes, Strawberry macaroons, Rose panna cotta, Raspberry crémeux, and of course Bea’s famous cheesecake, served with forest berry gel. Those with a penchant for chocolate meanwhile will love Pastry Chef Nathan Jacobs’ Chocolate brownies coated with pink chocolate and Chocolate éclairs with berry glaze. Savoury balance will be provided in the shape of delicate finger sandwiches, including Smoked salmon with cream cheese, Chicken mayonnaise with toasted almond and Roast beef with horseradish and rocket, as well as the traditional Egg mayonnaise and Cheese and tomato varieties. The savoury and pink delights will all be accompanied by the finest selection of fragrant teas and coffees.

Those unable to make this special event may also book an individual Pink High Tea throughout the month of October. Priced at R225 per person, which includes an entry into a Le Creuset competition to win a pink Chiffon Tea Pot, R10 of each tea stand sold will be donated to CANSA. The Twelve Apostles Hotel Pink High Tea will be served daily in The Leopard Bar, Conservatory and Café Grill between 10h00 and 16h00, throughout October. Contact restaurant reservations on 021 437 9029 or restaurants@12apostles.co.za to book.

Guests at sister properties Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg and The Oyster Box in Umhlanga also have an opportunity to join the CANSA drive. The Oyster Box Pink Tea will be served between 14h30 and 17h00, in the Palm Court, throughout October. Contact restaurant reservations on 031 514 5000 or restaurants@oysterbox.co.za to book. Guests staying at Bushmans Kloof in October are invited to indulge in various Pink treats as part of the legendary Bushmans Kloof High Tea throughout their stay.

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About The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

The five-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, situated on Cape Town’s – if not the world’s – most scenic route, recently celebrated its 10th birthday. Well established as the city’s leading boutique hotel, The Twelve Apostles Hotel is a member of Leading Hotels of the World and prides itself in offering guests that ‘personal touch’. Providing a convenient complimentary shuttle service, guests are five minutes from the most beautiful beaches and Camps Bay, 15 minutes from the city centre and V&A Waterfront, and within easy reach of many vineyards within the Cape Winelands. Helicopter transfers are also available to offer an exhilarating experience flying over the spectacular peninsula.

Poised above the Atlantic Ocean, the five-star Cape Town hotel is situated at the water’s edge of a marine reserve, boasting frequent whale and dolphin sightings. Surrounded by nature only, the hotel is flanked by the majestic Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles mountain range within the Table Mountain National Park. The interior design is inspired by its namesake, creating a fresh, calming environment that artfully combines sophistication with simplicity, comfort and elegance.

Guests are spoilt with spectacular views of the ocean and mountain views in each of the 70 bedrooms and suites, including the Presidential Suite, each superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style.

The hotel boasts two swimming pools perched above the ocean; its award-winning health and beauty spa; Azure Restaurant, the Café Grill, and the Leopard Room Bar & Lounge; a 16-seater private cinema; and meeting, events & wedding facilities for up to 90 guests.

About Red Carnation Hotels

Red Carnation Hotels is an award-winning collection of five and four star family-run boutique hotels in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Geneva, Florida and South Africa. Each property has its own individual character and unique location that reflects the local environment, culture and cuisine. They all share the qualities that win Red Carnation so many prestigious awards – splendid luxury, generous hospitality, inventive and traditional cuisine, private art collections, passionate service and loyal staff committed to creating richly rewarding experiences for all their guests. For more information about these award-winning hotels and the rest of the Red Carnation Collection, please go to www.redcarnationhotels.com

Online Media Gallery: http://media.redcarnationhotels.com.

Click on Request Account, fill in the form and you will be able to download your choice of our logos and signature images.

View a complete list of Awards and Accolades for The Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

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September 11, 2015

CHEFS WHO SHARE PUBLICITY: SATURDAY WEEKEND ARGUS THE GOOD WEEKEND 5 SEPTEMBER 2015 PAGE 1 & 3

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August 26, 2015

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‘CHEFS WHO SHARE – YOUNG CHEF AWARD’ FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

August 21, 2015

Chefs who share - the ART of giving

The seven finalists in the inaugural `Chefs who share – Young Chef Award’ have been announced after their innovative canapé creations earned them a spot in the star-studded kitchen of the black-tie charity gala ‘Chefs who share – the ART of giving’, to take place in the Cape Town City Hall on Thursday 10 September 2015. The award is an inspiring new initiative that sets out to showcase and nurture South Africa’s young culinary talent, with the seven finalists having this once in a lifetime opportunity to join their idols on the night and gain exposure to a high-profile audience – with one of them also in line to earn a dream trip to Europe.

The Finalists

Majeka House, Makaron Restaurant, Stellenbosch

Germaine Esau, Sous Chef

Canapé entry: ‘Beef in the vines under African skies’

La Motte, Pierneef à la Motte Restaurant, Franschhoek

Marisa Botes, Pastry Chef de Partie

Canapé entry: ‘Small & In-between’

Delaire Graff Estate, Indochine Restaurant, Stellenbosch

Ludwig van Biljon, Demi Chef de Partie

Canapé entry: ‘Singaporean Laksa panna cotta’

Grande Roche Hotel, Bosman’s Restaurant, Paarl

Etienne Wessels, Chef de Partie

Canapé entry: ‘Motion of the ocean’

The Restaurant at Waterkloof, Somerset West

Edna Visser, Commis Chef

Canapé entry: ‘The land, the sea & the sky’

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, Red Indigo Restaurant, Hermanus

Jamie-lee Saunders, Commis chef

Canapé entry: ‘Pink peppercorn macaroon with duck liver pâté and candied apples’

Hartford House, Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal

Anand Bhana, Demi Chef de Partie

Canapé entry: ‘Ocean Adventure’

The Jury

The jury for the 2015 ‘Chefs who share – Young Chef Award’ comprises an expert panel of food specialists, who sifted through the over 40 high-quality entries to establish, amidst often heated discussion, the seven finalists. They are:

  • Lentswe Bhengu – South African ambassador of the ‘Chefs who share – Young Chef Award’, chef and TV personality
  • Tracey Younghusband – Private chef and food consultant
  • Carianne Wilkinson – Vice Principal of Silwood School of Cookery
  • Tessa Purdon – Editor of Food24.com
  • Naz Moosa – Cooking celebrity
  • Florian Gast – Editorial Director of Opulent Living Magazine and co-founder of ‘Chefs who share – the ART of giving’

About the Award

‘Chefs who share – the ART of giving’ has, in a short amount of time, become a not-to-be-missed event, drawing top chefs, sommeliers, artists, guests and contributors from across the country and raising almost R4 million for charity. Bringing together 14 of South Africa’s best chefs is at the core of ‘Chefs who share’. On the night of the gala, the chefs work in seven teams of two, plus a dedicated sommelier, with each duo creating its own unique four-course menu for 36 guests. The event organisers are now taking the concept one step further with the `Chefs who share – Young Chef Award’. The country’s 75 top restaurants were invited to put forward their most talented and promising young chefs (aged between 18 – 29 years and working in a position ranging from demi chef to junior sous chef), who are keen to fast-track their careers and make a name for themselves.

The aim of the ‘Chefs who share – Young Chef Award’ is to find fresh culinary talent, give them opportunities, inspire them and help them to develop their skills. The chosen finalists will be working with South Africa’s culinary elite on the night, who will act as role models and mentors for the emerging kitchen stars.

To enter the award, the up-and-coming chefs had to create an innovative canapé that will be served together with a glass of Moët & Chandon Impérial as a culinary highlight at the ‘Chefs who share’ gala evening. They finalists will now meet in Cape Town, where they will each be given a spot in the event kitchen and will get to work alongside their kitchen heroes. ‘Chefs who share’ will cover travel expenses and accommodation in the city, and will present finalists with an exciting three-day programme during their stay.

To further enhance this once-off opportunity, the young chefs will be mentored by Swiss chef and Swiss International Air Lines brand ambassador Reto Mathis, who will act as International Patron for the Young Chef Award. The celebrated chef is the founder and head of Mathis Food Affairs and owns a number of acclaimed gastronomic establishments in Corviglia, St Moritz, in Switzerland’s Engadin region. He specialises in refined yet traditional Swiss cuisine and is best known for La Marmite, Europe’s highest altitude gourmet restaurant located at a staggering 2,486m, which is famous for its truffle and caviar specialities. Says Mathis: ‘It’s a great honour for me to be associated with ‘Chefs who Share – the ART of giving’ and the exciting new ‘Young Chef Award’. I look forward to visiting Cape Town in September and to be mentoring the seven finalists. What an incredible opportunity for these young kitchen ingénues to work alongside 14 of South Africa’s most acclaimed chefs! It will be a wonderful experience for all involved.’

On the night of the ‘Chefs who share’ gala on 10 September, Mathis and the 14 participating South African chefs will vote for and announce the overall winner of the ‘Young Chef Award’ 2015. The young champion’s prize includes a trip to Europe, courtesy of Swiss International Air Lines, where he or she will have the opportunity to spend several days cooking in a Michelin-starred restaurant, while also gaining invaluable advice from the restaurant’s executive chef. In addition, the winning young chef will be invited by Moët & Chandon to visit its headquarters in Épernay, in the heart of France’s Champagne region. The Champagne house will host the winner overnight, and will present him or her with a VIP tour of the Maison, as well as the opportunity to participate in a workshop with a member of the Moët & Chandon winemaking committee and a resident chef. The experience will no doubt inspire the young chef to create perfect food and wine pairings and memorable dining experiences for his or her guests in years to come.

Sponsors and Charities

‘Chefs who share – the ART of giving’ will be presented by Mercedes-Benz and associate sponsors Deutsche Bank, Swiss International Air Lines, Bulgari, Chocolat Frey and the Century City Conference Centre, plus hospitality partner Taj Cape Town. As in previous years, 100% of the money raised at ‘Chefs who share – the ART of giving’ via ticket sales, as well as all proceeds from the auction, will go to two charities, carefully chosen by the organisers: the Make A Difference Leadership Foundation and Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. In the last two years the event raised close to R4 million for this good cause.

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‘Chefs who share – the ART of giving’ – the concept: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p37iETN_BZI

‘Chefs who share – the ART of giving’ event video 2014:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hsYZa-mY0Q

The Veggie Box Initiative:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-f_VNVJfOw

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August 3, 2015

THE TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL AND SPA PUBLICITY: SATURDAY WEEKEND ARGUS, LIFE 11 JULY 2015 PAGE 16

BY BIANCA COLEMAN

Saturday Weekend Argus Life July 2015

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August 3, 2015

THE TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL AND SPA PUBLICITY: CAPE TIMES TOP OF THE TIMES 3 JULY 2015 PAGE 16

BY KAREN RUTTER

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