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Want to know what to do, where to be and what to look out for this month? Here’s our list.

Singita Castleton is perfect for exclusive-use family holidays or intimate weddings.

Singita Showstopper

Singita Castleton, in the heart of South Africa’s Sabi Sand Game Reserve, has recently undergone a glorious refurb by none other than Boyd Ferguson of Cécile & Boyd’s. Perfect for exclusive-use family holidays or intimate weddings, the main house was formerly the home of Singita founder Luke Bailes’s grandfather and is surrounded by six cottages and large kid-friendly lawns. Think old-world farmhouse comforts, where every piece of furniture has come from the family home and been upcycled or refurbished under Boyd’s creative eye. Get set for an unforgettably luxurious stay, Singita style – the pool, wine cellar, gym, tennis court and spa treatment room are all yours. Better still, they overlook a waterhole where other residents of the 45 000 acres of private reserve come to quench their thirst. Here, privacy is the new luxury and there’s time to reconnect under the stars.

Visit Singita Castleton in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, or call 021 683 3424.

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The Finer Things

The 2013 Sanlam Investments Food Wine and Design Fair is back on the rooftop of Hyde Park Corner from 8 to 10 November. The fair is a celebration of fine South African craftsmanship. New on the agenda this year is a host of wine, produce and artisanal delights from the Klein Karoo’s Route 62. Design exhibitors for 2013 include Africandy, Colony Design, Olive Green Cat, Love Milo and Pichulik, who have all developed a following in their own right among those with an eye for beautiful design.

Visit the fair at Hyde Park Shopping Centre, corner Jan Smuts Avenue and William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, or call 011 447 3868.
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Fringe Benefits

The Fringe Arts in Joburg is a treasure trove of finds from some of the country’s niche designers.

Craving a design fix in Jozi? Head north to the Lonehill Shopping Centre, where you’ll find the first national outlet of well-known Cape Town outfit, The Fringe Arts. The small shop is a treasure trove of finds from some of the country’s niche designers, whose products include jewellery, homeware and lifestyle accessories.

Visit The Fringe Arts at Shop LL10, Lonehill Shopping Centre, Lonehill, Johannesburg or call 082 361 8095.
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Design Times

We have a thing for the unconventional, especially when it’s the product of functional yet aesthetically pleasing craftsmanship by well-known designers. The Orolog watch by Spanish designer and artist Jaime Hayon is one such item. Recently released on the Dezeen Watch Store, an online retail shop by the same company that brings us the international architectural and design magazine of the same name, the Orolog chronograph watch is manufactured in Switzerland and features a leather strap by luxury brand Hermès.

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Must-do Dates

Looking for a new spot to explore? Take a trip to the Woodstock Co-Op in Cape Town

• Africa’s premier charity golf event, the Gary Player Invitational (GPI), presented by Coca-Cola South Africa, takes place at the Lost City Golf Course from 16 to 17 November. If celeb and golf-champion spotting plus great play are your thing, you won’t want to miss this. Tickets available through Computicket.

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• The inaugural Le Kap Lifestyle Fair, born out of the appreciation of the finer things in life, such as gourmet food, artisanal drinks, fashion and show-jumping, is happening at Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West, on 9 November. There’ll be something for everyone to gaze on, taste and enjoy.

Visit the fair at Lourensford Wine Estate, Lourensford Road, Somerset West.

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Text: Genevieve Fisher, Michelle Snaddon
Photographs: Lar Leslie, Karl Rogers, Supplied


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