Nothing but the best at Prime Fest.

What's happening at Casalinga this month?

Summer is happening, that’s what! We’ve had some great early rains so Muldersdrift is starting to green up nicely, which means we’re even more tempted to spend all our time outdoors.

Luckily, we have all the new dishes on our summer menu to keep us busy in the kitchen, and plenty of hungry friends turning up to try them. With so many good things to eat, it’s probably just as well that we have the Sunday morning myrun event literally on our doorstep!

While myrun will be happening every Sunday (so you have no excuse not to come and get fit with us, there’s also a one-of-a-kind event happening here this month. Well, it’s the first of its kind, but we somehow doubt it will be the last!

That’s because Prime Fest is the brainchild of top SA rockers Prime Circle, and they’re not going it alone. Rather, they’ve invited some friends along (in other words, some of SA’s top bands) to make sure this event absolutely, definitely rocks!

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* You can sign up for myrun and purchase your Timing Band here.

Are you ready to run Casalinga?

No, we’re not looking for a new restaurant manager, but we are keen to have more runners, joggers and walkers join us each Sunday morning at 8am for the Casalinga myrun timed 2.5km and 5km event. It’s not a race; you do it at your own pace.

That’s just one of the amazing things about myrun. Join the unofficial Casalinga running club as we make our way round the Muldersdrift course, collecting smiles, encouragement and those all-important Discovery Vitality points as we go. No matter how fit or unfit you are, it’s all good.

Registering for myrun is easy – simply click on the link, set up your profile and purchase your myrun timing band. That’s the clever little bracelet that records your result each week, and links through to Discovery Vitality.

If you’re better at running the show than running around, we also always need volunteers to help each myrun event run smoothly. To put your hand up to help, simply email If you used to spend your Sunday mornings under the duvet, you’ll have to hope that your kids don’t find out about myrun, or they’ll be challenging you to try and beat them. So if this is your last-ever Sunday morning in bed, enjoy it – but we’re willing to bet that you’ll enjoy making friends, improving your fitness, and spending some quality family time in the countryside.

At last, the prime has come…

Never let the lunatics run the asylum, or so they say. But what happens when rockers take over a music festival? The truth is, we don’t know – but we’re about to find out when Prime Fest happens at Casalinga on November 10th.

SA rockers Prime Circle are known for their uncompromising approach to their music, so we’re especially excited to see what they have planned for the first-ever edition of Prime Fest. We know they’ve picked a great location – Casalinga – and that it will involve an amazing line-up of some of SA’s top musical acts.

On Saturday, November 10th, enjoy live sets from the likes of Riky Rick, Goodluck, Jo Black, Mafikizolo, Fokofpolisiekar, Martin Bester and Band, Timo ODV and Majozi.

You can also enjoy great food stalls, a children’s play area and the awesome AMG Driving Academy Extreme 4x4 Experience presented by Mercedes-Benz (the festival’s sponsor).

It’s going to be an amazing way to start the summer, with the sounds of local rock in the sunshine. The Casalinga gardens will echo to some great songs, and the sound of dancing feet.

Prime Drop

If you’re familiar with the Nobleman Brewing Company, then you’ll know that every one of their beers is inspired by noble deeds and courageous hearts and is carefully brewed for maximum flavour in every sip. So who better to create Prime Circle’s very own beer, Prime Lager? As the sun heats up, you’ll find that it’s inspired choice. Cheers!

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Loving our neighbours

They say that you can’t choose your family or your neighbours – in our case, we wouldn’t change either (and yes, some people are both!). We share our address with three of our favourite food and drink destinations, and that’s why there are no fences between us (or secrets, for that matter)!

Leafy Greens

Leafy Greens Cafe is the place to go for plant-based, organic cuisine that’s light on the Earth yet filled with nutrients and goodness. Try the wonderful vegan and vegetarian dishes on their famous breakfast and lunch buffets and you’ll leave with a spring in your step, and increased energy for the rest of your day. Learn more here.

The Chocolate Tier

Every occasion becomes special when you add chocolate. If you can resist anything but temptation, then approach The Chocolate Tier - the home of the chocolate fountain - with caution. Appreciate chocolate in all its forms, from delectable slabs to irresistible chocolate-dipped cherries, truffles and hot chocolate. Perfect for telling someone you love them – especially if that someone is you! See More.

The Green Bean Roastery

For honestly good coffee, look no further than The Green Bean Roastery and breathe in the delicious aroma of freshly-ground 100% Arabica beans as they create our Casalinga house blend. The Roastery specialises in African coffees from Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda, among others, so you can tour the continent whilst relaxing in a beautiful garden.Learn More