Can you feel it? Food and Wine Blogger Indaba 2012 is coming

You cannot imagine how much pleasure it gives me to finally be writing this blog post…..a LONG time in coming…..but so worth it! I apologize for the long wait, I have been struggling after having endured two lots of reconstructive surgery which is not over yet so the whole Indaba has had to be scheduled in between my surgery schedule for the year!

Thank you to those many readers who filled in the survey form, enabling us to hear what YOU want and to make changes and plans wherever possible to accommodate your wishes.

I am finally here to announce that the next South African Food and Wine Blogger Indaba will be taking place on Sunday 24 June 2012. Please don’t go to the booking page yet and try to book as it has not been activated yet for this year. It still has last years information on it. 

A fabulous new sponsor has come on board this year (not entirely new as they sponsored the lovely bright aprons in our goodie bags last year at the last moment and their magazine Fresh Living has appeared in the bags as well since inception of the Indaba) and I would like to give a very warm welcome to Pick n Pay,  our headline sponsor for the 2012 Indaba

The Indaba will be held in The Conference Centre at

Pick n Pay Office Park

101 Rosmead Ave


Cape Town

I am busy thrashing out an agenda, topics that will interest you all, speakers and other stuff to bring you an event that is much bigger and better than ever before…and of course that includes sponsors for the event, goodie bags and prizes. I am trying very hard to include some awesome new workshops as well as some similar to those that we had last year including writing and photography and food styling. Would a hands on workshop in the cookery school kitchen interest you? Would food dems and talks in the demonstration kitchen be of interest to foodies? I am so sure they would! Well, I am trying to get this organized for this years Indaba and as soon as I have more to announce on that front I will be back to tell you!

Confirmed speakers this year already include Jeanne Horak-Druiff (aka old Indaba friend and the lovely Cooksister!) who will jet in from London for the event and Sarah Graham, food blogger  A Foodie Lives Here and published cook book author of the cook book “Bitten”  who hails these days from Johannesburg. I will profile each of the speakers in the coming weeks.

Taste of Cape Town is another old friend of the Indaba and have once again joined the list of sponsors and I am giving away, on this post, two lots of double tickets to the Taste of Cape Town that is happening 19-22 April at Green Point Cricket Oval! All you have to do to stand in line to win these is to leave a comment on this post. The first two commentors from Cape Town will win the tickets.  This is an awesome event that showcases 14 of Cape Town’s top restaurants and you can nibble your way through all the delicious little bites that they prepare for the event. The prize is for entry only and does not include the booklet of crowns that are required to pay for your chosen meals.

As soon as I have finalized costing of all expenses I will announce the price of tickets and the ticket sales will open. Please be aware that there is limited seating as the auditorium (yes there is an auditorium this year 🙂 ) only has a maximum of 130 seats.

 So don’t wait till the last minute to book. You will surely be disappointed!

Looking forward to sharing more with you next week,



22 responses to “Can you feel it? Food and Wine Blogger Indaba 2012 is coming

    • Congratulations Claire, you will indeed be going to Taste of Cape Town this year. Please send me an email at colleen(at) and give me your details so that either they or I can contact you with details of how to get your two tickets. Thank you so much!

    • Same here Jacs! And congrats, you have won two tickets to Taste of Cape Town. Please email me at colleen(at) and someone will be in touch. Thank you 😉

  1. Thrilled to read this! We run a greek stall in Hermanus and would love to learn the ins and outs of how to blog. We have been following a lot of Cape Town foodies this past year and realise just how much we have to learn. It has been one of our goals to attend your Food & Wine Blogger Indaba. The men and kids have been briefed to order take-aways on Sunday, June 24.

    • Hi Niki, then this is just the event for you girls. So thrilled you found us. I look forward to meeting you at the Indaba! 🙂 Thank you so much xx

    • Hey Maida, got to keep it growing….it also gets more difficult rather than easier. But I love this blogging community and I love doing this for them. I hope to see you there again xx

  2. Hi Andrew here from Gourmet Guys.

    I am really looking forward to the Food & WIne Indaba and will most certainly be there. There is lots to talk about, especially with the Great South Afrcan Food Revolution under way.

    I’d also cherish the opportunity to meet so many of the great food bloggers that we have in this country down Cape Town way.

    All the best
    Andrew Lieber

  3. You know I will be there! Sally did ask if you wanted demo’s re olive oil etc.

    • Thank you Sue, I look forward very much to seeing you again. Yes, I have had an email from Sally. Had to wait until I could respond…will do so next week!

  4. Really looking forward to the Indaba, Colly. It sounds like it is going to be even more amazing! 🙂

  5. The week ends with many of the news behind but i am going to profess about it. this is the most interesting about to attend and take the benefit.

  6. Oooh! We’re huge fans of this magnificently organised Indaba… very much looking forward to it, and to meeting all the Grand Bloggers again. Thank you, Countess Colleen!
    Your Royal Loyals…

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