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HELLO WEEKEND | Oliver Hermanus flying high, we dined in Tryn and cycled on the Overberg


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Hello weekend.

Sweet smell or relaxation is in the air and we are ready to take you out of your busy life and enjoy some of life’s finer pleasures. In this weekend’s edition we catch up with South African director Oliver Hermanus on his fast-paced career and the success of his latest film, Living. We escaped to the mountains to visit Tryn, explore Overberg by bike and follow a couple as they go on an offline retreat.

Happy reading. German. X

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By Zakiyah Ebrahim

About 25 kilometers from Cape Town is a quaint 340-year-old farmhouse with an interesting history. Steenberg Farm is the only property in SA that features a five-star hotel, two restaurants, an 18-hole golf course, and a spa. Chef Kerry makes the magic happen at Tryn Restaurant, a serene, secluded spot in Steenberg where you can enjoy magnificent views and great food.

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