10 Nov 2023 NAC HELICOPTERS LAUNCHES REVAMPED HELISTOP Having just celebrated the opening of their newly revamped helistop at the V&A Waterfront, NAC Helicopters Cape Town were also presented the 2023 Helicopter Charter Company, Regional Winner: Southern Africa at the World Luxury Awards. Click here to read more. Cape Town kicks off summer cruise season On November 2nd, 2023, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) commenced its 2023/24 cruise liner season, welcoming 175 confirmed vessel arrivals that are expected to bring approximately 166,933 passengers to South African port cities via its commercial seaports. The start of this year’s cruise season was marked by the arrival of Vasco da Gama’s maiden voyage at the Cape Town Cruise Terminal, which was voted Africa’s Leading Cruise Port in the 2023 Travel awards, an accolade that recognises the best travel, tourism, and hospitality brands in Africa and the Indian Ocean. Exchange of plaques between Captain Michail Smyrnaios of cruise ship Vasco Da Gama , Adv Phyllis Difeto, TNPA Managing Executive for Western Region Ports, V&A Waterfront Cruise Terminal Manager Michael Thomas and Chevonne Wepener, Cruise Terminal and Shipping Administrator Click here to read more. Timeout Market Cape Town announces additions to its all-star lineup ahead of opening The last three concepts joining Time Out Market Cape Town’s curated line-up of top home-grown talents have been revealed ahead of its opening, which takes place on Friday, November 17, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the V&A Waterfront. The foodie destination will offer 13 kitchens, 3 bars plus a dedicated wine bar as well as a cultural experience – and has now revealed the three final additions to its all-star culinary line-up: Chef Giorgio Nava expands his portfolio launching CARNE at Time Out Market Cape Town Celebrity chef and television presenter, Chef Siba Mtongana, brings a modern South African deli to Time Out Market with The Siba Deli NØSH CAFÉ will pour three of South Africa’s best loved and best-known coffee brands in the ultimate caffeine lovers experience at Time Out Market Cape Town Click here to read more. Stores opening Avoova Located at The Alfred, Avoova is a South African brand, which is celebrated for their handcrafted, intricately designed products which are made from ostrich eggshells – these pieces range from homeware to jewellery which are not only visually stunning, but also promotes sustainability. Avoova’s creations are admired for their unique blend of craftsmanship and cultural significance. Patrick Mavros Inspired by Africa’s wildlife, Patrick Mavros is a renowned luxury jewellery brand founded by Zimbabwean artist. Offering high-quality and handcrafted creations, from jewellery to home décor with animal motifs and unique designs. Find the store located at The Alfred. Other events to look forward to this week: Event: Clipper Round The World Race Date: Tuesday, 14 November – Saturday, 18 November Time: 10h00 – 18h00 Location: Quay 6 A unique 40,000-mile ocean endurance challenge that transforms diverse individuals into ocean racers through rigorous training. Meet the inspiring alumni who have taken on this incredible feat and discover what it’s truly like to live onboard a clipper yacht and don’t miss the exhilarating race start. Event: V&A Waterfront Take The Stage – Thandeka Dladla Date: Sunday, 19 November Time: 18h00 – 19h00 Location: Amphitheatre Experience the live musical talents of emerging South African musicians and musical ensembles –allow yourself to be captivated by ethereal voice and mesmerizing presence of Thandeka Dladla, showcasing her profound connection to music and years of training in classical and jazz.