• Waterford Estate

    Nestled in the picturesque Blaauwklippen Valley this 120ha property was styled in the terracotta design of the classic Bordeaux chateaus of France, and boasts ancient citrus groves, vineyards, rolling lawns, water features and fragrant lavender beds.  Safari type Game Viewing Land Rover 2 hour trip through the 120ha Estate on the beautiful slopes of the Helderberg. Be expertly guided through all the aspects of what makes this area so biodiverse and viticulturally unique. You can take a tour of the cellar or even indulge in their Wine & Chocolate Experience.

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    Bartinney Private Cellar

    2014 Nedbank Green Wine Award Winner: Best contribution to farming practices and production integrity Bartinney is set on the slopes of Botmaskop alongside the Helshoogte Pass overlooking the picturesque Banhoek Valley. Michael and Rose Jordaan repurchased the 27ha family farm in 2006, with a vision to create excellent wines and reawaken the charm of the historic land.  “Our belief is that every aspect must work in harmony: agriculture with nature, people with animals, sustainability with excellence.”  Bartinney is Carbon Neutral. This means that a zero carbon footprint in both farming and wine making has been achieved. 50% of Bartinney’s power is generated through solar. Rose is a founder member and Trustee of the Banhoek Conservancy, whose goal is the social upliftment of poorer communities and environmental improvement of the natural areas of the greater Banhoek Valley.  Wine tasting at the Tasting shed are R30 per person for three Bartinney wines.

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    Spier Wine Farm

    Spier Wine Farm outside of Stellenbosch, on the banks of the Eerste River, offers a host of activities on one farm. There’s a hotel and conference centre, wine tasting, multiple restaurants, from formal to on the go deli and coffee shop, where local grown, organic food choices are available. Amble through the Spier farmstead and view the historic buildings including the 1822 Manor House and South Africa’s oldest dated freestanding wine cellar (1767). Spier has one of the most extensive contemporary South African art collections in the country, and a small selection is displayed in the public spaces at the Manor House, Conference Centre, Hotel and wine tasting room. Eight restaurant is a farm to table eating experience, using produce that is either grown on Spier or sourced from nearby farmers to create nourishing, healthy, and delicious food.

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    Hidden Valley Wine

    The gardens on the Hidden Valley Farm have been created with care and sensitivity for the environment, including indigenous wild olive forests in the valley alongside the inspired creation of an indigenous and environmentally sensitive landscape.  Their tasting centre offers stunning views, award winning wines and olive oil tastings. Overture Restaurant has been rated by Eat Out as one of top 10 South African Restaurants for six years in a row and has acquired three stars in the Rossouw’s Restaurant guide for four years running.

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    Wedderwill

    Biodynamic vineyards, olive groves and a separate game camp are encompassed within the larger 237ha area under conservation.  Conservation areas set aside on the estate include threatened Boland granite fynbos, and special habitats such as the riverine and tributaries of the Sir Lowry’s Pass River and fynbos wetlands. A herbarium was started in October 2005 due to an initiative to record plants and species of two sites on the farm that are of botanical value.  Wine tasting can be arranged by appointment. Minimum group of 6 people

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    Waterkloof

    Traditional farming methods have been introduced to provide a more balanced and sustainable ethos. Waterkloof has practised biodynamic farming since 2008 and the presence of free-roaming chickens and beautiful white and brown horses in the 56 hectares of vineyards is quite striking. These Percheron draft horses are used instead of tractors, thus minimising the damage to the soil and vines – and reducing carbon emissions. The chickens feed on insect pests while adding nitrogen to the soil, as well as providing free-range eggs for the restaurant. They also have cows to produce compost and Dorper sheep in the vineyards to control weeds.

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    Vergelegen Wine Estate

    Situated on the slopes of the Hottentots Holland Mountains outside of Somerset West, Vergelegen is a national treasure trove of both historical building, cultural and natural heritage. The historic manor house, dating back to 1700’s, consists of the authentically restored and refurbished homestead, library, mill ruins, slave lodge site and surrounding gardens and vast expanse of natural vegetation. Various tours are available on the estate including Garden tours (the unique camellia garden and camphor tree forests), winery and cellar tours, historic buildings and library.

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    Klein Constantia Wines

    Dating back to 1685 and described as one of the world’s most beautiful wine estates, Klein Constantia is set amidst ancient trees on the upper foothills of the Constantiaberg in Cape Town, with views across False Bay. The 146 hectare wine estate originally formed part of “Constantia”, a vast property established in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Cape. Klein Constantia was established in 1823 and has been a wine farm ever since.

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    Solar PV Power Plant – 500 kWp – Bayside Mall, Table View, Cape Town

    “A 500 kWp solar photovoltaic (PV) plant was designed, supplied and constructed by Sustainable Power Solutions (Pty) Ltd. (SPS) at Bayside Mall, corner of West Coast and Blaauwberg Roads, Tableview. Commissioned on 30 January 2015 for the owners and operators of Bayside Mall, Acucap Properties Limited, the solar PV power plant will form part of their ‘We’re Going Green’ campaign, alongside other initiatives such as harvested rain-water, and waste to energy, to provide a truly ‘green shopper experience’. The electricity generated by the solar plant will feed into the shopping centre’s electricity grid during the day and be used by all the tenants and shoppers throughout the Mall. At night the plant will go into stand-by mode. The solar modules (2 000 in total), cover 3 300 m² of the roof area of the Mall, and are connected to grid inverters which convert the generated Direct Current (DC) from the Read more [...]

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    Solar PV Power Plant – 500 kWp – Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West, Cape Town

    “The solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant designed and installed by Sustainable Power Solutions (Pty) Ltd. at Lourensford Wine Estates’ wine cellar generates electricity during sunshine hours and feeds this into the Lourensford electricity grid and used throughout the Wine Estate. At night the plant goes into stand-by mode. The solar modules are connected to grid inverters which convert the generated Direct Current (DC) from the solar modules into a grid-compatible Alternating Current (AC). The outputs of the inverters are combined and fed to the Wine Cellars Main Distribution board, where the energy is used first by the wine cellar and the surplus is supplied to the rest of Lourensford. The plant has been designed to ensure that all of the energy produced will be used within the Estate. The solar PV plant operates completely autonomously and requires no intervention by the owner. The solar PV power plant requires minimal maintenance, Read more [...]

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    Solar PV Power Plant – Impahla Clothing

    Impahla Clothing 30 kWp grid-connected roof-top Solar PV Power Plant by Sustainable Power Solutions (Pty) Ltd. Carbon neutral Impahla, local manufacturer of PUMA sports and life-style clothing, located in Maitland, installed a 30 kWp solar PV power plant at its premises. The system provides about 25% of the company’s annual energy requirements. The 230m² roof surface area is covered with 131 solar modules. The system has an optimal orientation 10° West of North and angle of tilt of 20°.

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    Solar PV Power Plant – Khayelitsha District Hospital

    Khayelitsha District Hospital 25 kWp grid-connected roof-top solar PV power plant by Sustainable Power Solutions (Pty) Ltd. The 25 kWp solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant, consisting of 108 solar modules, installed on the roof of the entrance foyer at Khayelitsha District Hospital, for the Department of Transport and Public Works, generates electricity during sunshine hours and all the power generated from the solar PV system is consumed by the various loads operated at the Hospital.

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    Solar PV Power Plant – Somerset College

    Somerset College launched several projects to become a more self-sustaining school. One such project is the implementation of a solar PV power plant on the roof of the school’s pavilion. Sustainable Power Solutions installed a 2 kWp solar PV power plant at Somerset College consisting of 9 solar PV modules, commissioned on 13 July 2011.

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    Solar PV Power Plant – Project 90 by 2030 – Two Oceans Aquarium

    Project 90 by 2030 and the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town requested Sustainable Power Solutions to install a demonstration grid-connected solar PV power plant and wind energy system, commissioned 30 June 2011. The site targets the general public, and also creates awareness among visiting school groups about the benefits of renewable energy and what can be done to help reduce energy consumption in South Africa. The electricity generated by the solar PV power plant is monitored and displayed on a LED display and a LCD screen at the entrance of the aquarium. These displays will create awareness among visitors and staff members, who are able to evaluate first-hand how much energy is saved at the site. Installation dates: 28 June – 27 August 2011 Commissioning date: 27 August 2011 Upgrade of Solar PV System to 5 kWp: 7 September 2012 Installation of Weather Station: 20 Read more [...]

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    Solar PV Power Plant – BP South Africa – Head Office

    BP South Africa – 68 kWp Grid-connected Solar PV Power Plant – redesign and replacement of existing plant by Sustainable Power Solutions (Pty) Ltd. BP South Africa Head Office, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. Redesign and replacement of existing roof-top 68 kWp grid-connected solar PV power plant at BP Office, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town in October 2008.

  • Head on Design

    Made from natural and often recycled materials, the sculptures are eco-friendly and exude an Afro-chic elegance. With over ten animals in various sizes, Head on Design explores the concept of loving or loathing animal trophies. Certain sculptures focus on endangered wildlife issues and are part of co-founder Joanna Orr’s Conscious Art movement.