We are incredibly proud of Drakenstein’s growing reputation as the sports tourism mecca of the Winelands and are committed to continuing to set the stage for mega sporting events. To host more global events, Drakenstein Municipality will keep prioritising impeccably maintained sporting facilities, excellent service delivery, and state-of-the-art infrastructure. Thank you to our supportive residents, who always welcome our visitors with a smile! Without you, Drakenstein’s sporting accolades wouldn’t have been possible.

- Executive Mayor, Alderman Conrad Poole

We also have something for interested investors. Drakenstein Municipality recently launched our Development and Investment Prospectus . Read on to learn about the resources available to investors wanting to start up or expand their businesses in Drakenstein. In this month’s business profile , we feature Alinea Solar in Wellington. When Eskom loadshedding became more frequent, solar power technician Johan Nel saw an opportunity to make a difference. Together with his close-knit team, Alinea Solar is braving rooftops of all sorts to install solar power systems. With the harvest season underway, Vars popped in at Lazanou Organic Vineyards, home of organic wine farming in Wellington and an emblem of sustainability in the world of winemaking. Who better to talk to than its passionate owner, Xavier Bavaud, who left Switzerland for sunny South Africa with his family, where they braved (and conquered) the Wellington heat to cultivate unique, flavourful wines. Is love in the air? If you have recently proposed or been proposed to (perhaps on Valentine’s Day?), be sure to browse through our handy list of wedding venues in Drakenstein. From Au d' Hex, Die Kalkoonde, and Diamant Estate to Laborie Wine Estate, there is no shortage of dreamy options for your special day. You’ll be surrounded by vineyards, mountains, and authentic country life. Say yes to Drakenstein! For our community profile, Vars had a great time learning more about “landjiekrieket” from our resident expert, Elton Daniels. Having been involved in this informal and well-loved sport for quite some time, he calls it “the best sport ever” and a “gentleman’s sport”. For this month’s councillor profile, the spotlight is on Ward 2’s ward committee and their vision for 2023. Under the leadership of Councillor Nical Sauerman, this ward in Wellington is served by a dynamic group – ready for any challenge thrown their way! The Vars editorial team is thrilled to continue bringing you all the latest Drakenstein news. So sit back, kick off your shoes (maybe turn on your favourite sports channel), and enjoy the read!

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VARS | March

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