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Shedding a light on load shedding

“Load shedding is a measure of last resort to prevent the collapse of the power system country-wide.  When there is insufficient power station capacity to supply the demand (load) from all the customers, the electricity system becomes unbalanced, which can cause it to trip out country-wide (a blackout), and which could take days to restore.” […]

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Franschhoek Uncorked – 1 & 2 September

Say goodbye to the grey moods of winter and celebrate the start of spring by heading off to the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of September for the annual Franschhoek Uncorked festival. Franschhoek wineries in and around the scenic valley welcome the fresh, new season, using the opportunity to showcase their exciting new vintages […]


Cotage Fromage cheese platters rate in the EatOut Top 10 for South Africa

In a recent Top-10 review of South Africa’s best cheese platters, the Cotage Fromage featured prominently. It was the only Cape Winelands restaurant that made this particular Top-10! Well done to Duncan, JP and Matthew! Vrede en Lust is very proud of you. The Cotage recently introduced its new summer menu with some really interesting […]

Wine Blending, new Mocholate Malbec at Franschhoek Uncorked on 10 & 11 Oct

We would love to entertain you at Vrede en Lust during the 2009 Franschhoek Uncorked Festival! — Date: Saturday 10 October & Sunday 11 October 2009 Time: 09h30 – 17h00 Venue: Vrede en Lust and most of the wineries in the beautiful Franschhoek wine valley — While our newly released wine range will be available for […]