Opening the door to something new

Open Door Head Chef - Annemarie Steenkamp hard at work. Image courtesy Open Door.

Open Door Head Chef – Annemarie Steenkamp hard at work. Image courtesy Open Door.

If you’re looking for a contemporary, but relaxed restaurant in the heart of Constantia, look no further than Open Door.

The farm’s history goes back to 1685 when it was granted to Simon van der Stel. After several generations of family ownership, the land was divided up and Tokai Primary School opened its doors on the property in 1902.

In 1917, the…
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Riel Renaissance

Nuwe GrasKoue Trappers by Zona Morton.

Nuwe GrasKoue Trappers in action. Image by Zona Morton and courtesy of Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat.

One of the oldest dance forms in South Africa is making a comeback. And one of the people driving the renaissance is troupe manager and dance coach Floris Smith.

‘Our Riel project started with 24 dancers but is now 70 dancers strong,’ says Smith, who works as executive chef and deputy general manager at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg. ‘It…
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