Thousand Sensations Craft Beer & Food Festival

Thousand Sensations Craft Beer & Food Festival
Pre – Festivals Beer & Bites

The Garden Route will be a hive of activity during September, with a slew of school holidays and activities, culminating in the most important craft beer and food event in the region, The Thousand Sensations Craft Beer & Food Festival.

Taking place on 16 & 17 September in Wilderness, Garden Route, the festival is set to attract an eager crowd. From regulars keen to repeat the memorable moments from the last two festivals, to newcomers eager to taste some of the 150 beers from 38 brewers. Some brews are making an appearance for the first time ever at the 3rd instalment of this prestigious event.

The week leading up to Thousand Sensations won’t go by unnoticed either. Festival organiser, Alewijn Dippenaar, has lined up a week’s worth of craft beer and food experiences he calls ‘Beer and Bites’.

“We know there’s nothing better than an ice cold frosty, great food and good company.” Alewijn said about the series of craft beer and food pairings. “It’s the ultimate pairing experience.”

4 events will take place, at different locations along the Garden Route and surrounding areas, in the week leading up to Thousand Sensations.

“You’ll get to try 8 different styles of beers,” said Alewijn, “and each 100ml taster is complemented by a thoughtfully created morsel of gourmet deliciousness.”

Alewijn explained how each pairing is designed so that carefully chosen foods are served with specific craft beers. “Each pairing will enhance, highlight and influence each other’s flavours, creating an extraordinary culinary experience.”

The Beer & Bites events start on 12 September at the 101 Mead Street Restaurant in George, with beer master Kevin Robertson from Robertson Brewery. On 13 September it’s hosted by Turnberry Boutique Hotel in Oudtshoorn, before returning to George and boarding the Insomniac Party Bus on the 14th. The last event before Thousand Sensations itself, is set to take place on the 15th, at the Diaz Hotel & Resort, with Ampie Kruger from Wild Clover  in Mossel Bay.

The events run from 7pm – 9pm and cost R150 per person. Each pairing session will be led by an experienced facilitator, and both the chef and the beer’s Brew Master will be on hand for further explanations and to answer questions.

Spaces are limited, so act fast to secure your seat. For booking and other enquiries, please contact Alewijn Dippenaar on 082 457 5675.

“Without the support from the Western Cape’s tourism, trade and investment promotion agency- Wesgro, Lynn Schroeder Motors, RSK, Moore Stephens, Rotolabel Cape Town, Arcade Liquorland, Cocreate, and additional product support from Liquor King2 Voorbaai Mossel Bay, Tipsy’s Liquor and various breweries,  Thousand Sensations would soon flounder.” he said.

Thousand Sensations Craft Beer & Food Festival

For more information on the festival please visit of visit our facebook Thousand Sensation.  Tickets can be booked through

Press release on behalf of Thousand Sensations compiled by: INTERFACE by goji, mimi finestone,, 084 583 3144

Spring Wellness Expo

Spring Wellness Expo for St Francis Animal Rescue

Wellness Expo

It’s all happening this Saturday when St Francis Animal Rescue hosts a Spring Wellness Expo at The Links Clubhouse from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm.

The focus of this Expo is on enhancing the health of your mind, body and soul through a variety of Healthy Body, mind & souldnew-age therapies, treatments, exercises and nutritious eating plans – and there will be thirty experts in every field exhibiting on the day.

  • Five beauty salons in St Francis will be promoting their individual skin care ranges and face and body care treatments to keep you looking slim and trim with a beautifully healthy, glowing complexion.
  • You can experience different types of massage including; Deep Tissue Massage, Shiatzu Massage and Reflexology.
  • Discover all you need to know about healthy exercise for your body type from our gym and personal trainers.
  • Let Body Stress Release show you how to eradicate stress and replace this with positive energy.
  • Purchase the best vitamins and supplements and health foods available today – and listen to what qualified nutritionists have to say about developing a daily diet plan to make your body feel younger, Healthy foodhealthier and more energetic.
  • Find out how drinking clean, filtered water detoxes and hydrates your body to restore youthfulness and well-being.
  • Relax through yoga, meditation and deep-breathing – and find out how ‘Mindfulness’ works to alter your thoughts and behaviour to create a sustainable change in your life.
  • Demonstrations on the day include yoga, meditation, deep-breathing, Pilates, karate, spinning, body building and cardio exercise.
  • You may know of Pollen – the fabulous florists in PE – who are bringing a display of flowers, pot plants and gifts to commemorate the beginning of Spring at our Exp.
  • Chef Brad, from St Francis Links, will be talking about incorporating the right breads into a healthy diet – and serving a range of snacks and meals that are not only delicious but also good for you. You can also purchase scrumptious smoothies enriched with super-foods and pick up tips on making quick and easy wrap fillings the whole family will enjoy.

Tickets are selling at R100.00 on the day. All children under 16 are allowed in for free.

All funds raised on at our Expo go towards St Francis Animal Rescue to fund the ‘Open Your Eyes and Sterilize’ campaign which seeks to spay and neuter township cats and dogs to prevent the over-breeding that results in cruelty and neglect of kittens and puppies.

In support of St Francis Animal Rescue the 5-Star luxury hotel Plettenberg Park Hotel & Spa is offering a 2 night stay for two people to indulge themselves in luxury. A winner in the Luxury Hotels of the World, Plettenberg Park has played host to many distinguished guests, such as Nelson Mandela and Richard Branson, amongst many others and you too could be soon enjoying a truly memorable getaway. Recently awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor which reflect the great reviews this outstanding hotel, perched on the cliffs just a little way west of Plettenberg Bay offering outstanding, unhindered views over the ocean, has received over the past year, A limited amount of tickets will be on offer to win this amazing offer valued at over R16000.

Plettenberg Park

The St Francis Animal Rescue team are grateful for your kind support. See you at the Spring Wellness Expo!

Press Release from St Francis Animal Rescue – Edited