Gooding’s show: Going Gooding, A Play on Radio will be on at
Gooding’s Groves Olive Farm and Guest House on Saturday
night, 21 September at 8 pm. You are invited to join us for
the show which will include a glass of wine and
refreshments. Cost per person: R150.
More about the show:
If you …
looked forward to ‘Squad Cars’
as the height of the week’s entertainment;
knew what the next best thing
to a Lexington was; reckoned that ‘Rugby, Braaivleis,
Sunny-skies & Chevrolet’ should be the national anthem;
smaaked the cigarette commercials before the film more than
the film itself;
thought BJ was a cool name for
a Prime Minister;
skeemed Scope was good
and, set your watch to the
‘Beep – Beep - Beep’ of the English Service News bulletin
… Then you are a child of the
70s and 80s!
Going Gooding takes audiences
on an uproarious ride through this bygone era, from the
viewpoint of South Africa’s voice supremo - Malcolm Gooding.
Malcolm’s career in broadcasting intersected with the likes
of Charles Fortune, Colin du Plessis, Pat Kerr and Brian
O’Shaughnessy. Malcolm uses his golden voice, as well as his
incredible gift for mimicry, to play these characters, and
dozens of others, as he delivers one side-splitting
punch-line after another.
The play takes its name from
Malcolm’s iconic radio show of the late 60’s/early 70’s.
Malcolm was the man who introduced South Africa to the music
of the youth revolution: The Who, Santana, Creedence
Clearwater Revival, and Led Zeppelin. History beckoned again
in 1995 when Malcolm called on President Mandela to present
the Webb Ellis Trophy to Francois Pienaar.
Going Gooding captures the
essence of a lost era: it’s packed with laughs, sprinkled
with nostalgia, and leavened with the wisdom that comes with
JP will be at Gooding’s Groves
Olive Farm and Guest House on Monday, 26 August 2013 from
18:00 for a book signing and a question and answer session
about the book conducted by Ruda Landman. We will be serving
cocktails and wine. We would really appreciate if you would
join us for this special occasion and if you would help us
by sending the invitation on to any book lovers or friends
in the Franschhoek area.
At only R1300 per couple per
night, you’ll be spoiled with:
accommodation in the heart of the Franschhoek valley
a glass of wine, home-made
soup and bread by the fire
only R200 more (R1500) you can include an hour-long Hot Rock Massage for each of you. This is a specialty massage
where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones. The heat can
be both deeply relaxing and soothing for tight muscles.
Don’t miss this ideal
breakaway to warm yourself up this winter!
luxury self-catering Barn Suites opening in April
Situated on the banks of the
estate’s picturesque dam, the spacious suites offers
magnificent views over the groves and the surrounding
mountains. The suites will be completed by mid-April and
will extend the accommodation offering on the Gooding’s
Groves Olive Farm significantly.
Set on a working olive farm in the heart of the Breede River
- an idyllic self-catering getaway!
Gooding’s Groves Boesmans River Olive Farm is situated in
the Breede River Valley between the historical towns of
McGregor, Bonnievale and the popular Robertson winelands. An
olive grove of 3 000 mature olive trees, fynbos and
renosterveld - home to the blue Crane, picturesque river
banks, shady forests and spectacular mountains are there for
you to explore.
Ideal for families and for romantic getaways, this restored
Karoo-Georgian country house offers three large en-suite
bedrooms; spa-cious living areas; an open fire place;
well-equipped kitchen; wide verandas; a plunge pool and
shady picnic areas.
From the wide stoeps enjoy breath-taking views over the
valley, mountains and groves. Hidden in the olive grove
alongside is the Hart-beeshuisie, also recently restored
with its own lounge, kitchen and en-suite bedroom.
River side picnics, hiking trails, mountain climbing and
biking, bird watching, country road drives, wine tasting
routes, olive picking in season, star gazing, champagne air!
World renowned for its
spectacular beauty, superb wines and world class
restaurants, the Franschhoek Valley now boasts a unique tram
service running from the historic Franschhoek Village
stopping at some of South Africa’s oldest and most renowned
The aim is to create a tourist
icon here in Franschhoek on a par with the Table Mountain
Cableway or the Cape Point Funicular and for the tram to
become synonymous with Franschhoek and the wine tasting
Gooding’s Groves is also
involved in the project as Malcolm’s well-known voice can be
heard on the tram and the bus narrating the audio tour for
How exciting is that! And
…what’s more, we are hoping to provide our own special
tourist stop in time to come where those on the Tram can
come and enjoy an olive pairing and tasting experience.
Gooding's Groves has recently
been awarded a 4 star grading from the Tourism Grading
Council of South Africa. Congratulations to the Gooding's