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Car Boot Sale

Car Boot Sale

Join us at MelonRouge this Sunday 23 Sept. 08:00-17:00 for a Spring Car Boot Sale.

There will be lots of food, drinks, vintage clothes, books, art & antiques. Come and have some fun with us!

Free entrance.
No charge for vendors, booking is essential (no food & drink sales)

For more information contact: 079 680 6050

Pati Kamasamba Live

Pati Kamasamba Live

Come and enjoy an African Jazz Performance with Pati Kamasamba this Sunday 23 Sept. at MelonRouge from 11:00-16:00.

You don’t want to miss out on a great scenery, live entertainment, food, drinks and a Spring car boot sale!

For more information contact: 079 680 6050

Die kleur van ken – the colour of content – Bruinette Brecher

Die kleur van ken – the colour of content – Bruinette Brecher

When Bruinette-Brecher, after almost twenty years as a successful artist in a well-known design studio in Pretoria, decided to start a career as a painter, she was on the verge of an important, albeit very challenging, career change. The disciplines of the art of design or commercial art and those of the fine arts painter are vastly different and require a totally different mind-set; a mind-set that many designers find impossible to adjust to.
Bruinette-Brecher is a disciplined painter; ten one-man exhibitions followed her first one, in which she battled with the crisp outline and flatly coloured planes, especially of the still-life paintings. She was however fully conscious of that which was expected of her to be a successful painter.
Most artists find their subjects in still-life and landscape. Bruinette-Brecher paints both, but with a significant and meaningful difference: she places a woman in the landscape, often in conjunction with a still-life of flowers, glasses and porcelain.
Through the introduction of the female figure, usually in small groups, she introduces an element of mystery, of alienation, into the work. The groups of women are often accompanied by a large dog, but not an aggressive creature, it is a sleeping one.
The women move through the landscape as if in a dream, not talking, not gesticulating, but quiet and contemplative. The road often leads to sombre clouds and mountains and leads one to think that they are on the road of life, destination unknown. Each woman seems to communicate with herself and is surrounded by a cocoon of

In the paintings of recent years, interesting developments have taken place: it seems as though the women are starting to talk or sit still and at least try and take note of their surroundings. In many of the paintings they seem to seek shelter together;

the dog is still there and an indication of shelter in the shape of a wall, a building, a group of wind-swept trees and a hedge is visible.
The simplified planes of colour have made room for a textured surface: numerous colour variations play on the surface like dancing speckles of light on faces and clothe

Bruinette-Brecher’s still-life paintings are a feast of huge

 bunches of flowers and luscious bowls of fruit, plants and other items a woman would handle daily such as cups, glasses and jugs. They lack the contemplative tone of the paintings which include women, but are a joy to the eye.

Katinka Kempff
Former Deputy Director of the Pretoria Art Museum

Entrance: Free.

079 680 6050

Total Lunar Eclipse at MelonRouge

Total Lunar Eclipse at MelonRouge

Join us for the longest lunar eclipse of the century at MelonRouge –
Bottomless Bonfires, Live music, Gluhwein, Boeretroos & a Variety of Soups & Bread!
Bring your own Beanies, Blankets & Binoculars and torches with red lights will help.
Telescopes will be set up with an informative talk

Eclipse Information:

Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Johannesburg
Begins: Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 19:14
Maximum: Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 22:21 1.61 Magnitude
Ends: Sat, 28 Jul 2018, 01:28
Duration: 6 hours, 14 minutes

Cash bar available

R150 pp (R50 kids under 10 )

On-line Bookings:

Inquiries: 079 680 6050
(Special rates on accommodation nearby)
Fri 27 July 19h00 – late

Slow Art Day

Slow Art Day

Slow Art Day is a Global Event with a simple mission: Help more people discover the joy of looking at art and loving it.

Visit us at MelonRouge from 13 April – Sunday 6 May and browse our Gallery and enjoy looking at the art pieces on display.

There will be a specific Discussion Session on Sat 14 April at 11h00

Free Entrance and all are most Welcome.

MelonRouge Eatery Serves delicious drinks & meals and there will be Live entertainment on Saturday.

For more information, please contact: 079 680 6050

Soothing Guitar Sounds with Dillan Harvey

Soothing Guitar Sounds with Dillan Harvey

Sunday May 6
From 11 AM to 5 PM

Soothing sounds with Dillan Harvey @ MelonRouge

What better combination than good food, good company and soothing guitar sounds for a perfect Sunday Chill!

Dillan Harvey will be playing live from 11h00 to suit the chilled mood and keep you entertained this Sunday!

Visit MelonRouge and be amazed … an A la Carte Menu filled with delicious home made & hand made food to choose from, enjoy browsing in our Gallery for the last day of our Slow Art Exhibition, remember the old days in our Antique shop, dress up or down in our Tangy Dressing section and for our bookworms have a squizz at our amazing book shop and collections!

MelonRouge is open 7 days a week from 08h00-17h00.

For more information.

Tel: 079 680 6050

Valentine Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – Celebration of Love & Food

Celebrate LOVE with our decadent Food-Porn 3 Course Set Menus
Whether you and your love would like to sit down to a ROMANTIC Breakfast or Feast on a HEARTy Lunch or INDULGE in a LOVEly Dinner,
we will be happy to serve you.
You will be seated either on the lovely terrace, under the trees or nestled among the picturesque garden..

Bookings Essential at R180.00 per person.


Menus for the day:

Love Potion #9
Fresh Fruit Platter
Omelette with 3 fillings
Mushrooms, Fried Tomato
Toast and Preserves
Share waffle strips dipped in a decadent sweet sticky sauce

Love Potion #9
Bruschetta ala Caesar
Juicy roasted Chicken
Veggies and smashed Potato
Salad Caprese
Share waffle strips dipped in a decadent sweet sticky sauce

Alternative options are available should your diet not allow for any of the items listed.

We invite you to Celebrate with us!

For more information or for Bookings: 079 680 6050

Soothing Guitar Sounds with Dillan Harvey

Soothing Guitar Sounds with Dillan Harvey

Dillan Harvey will be entertaining from 11 AM – 3 PM

The perfect Sunday Combination…

A Good Meal… Surrounded by beauty… Good company and the background of soothing bohemian guitar sounds!

MelonRouge will be serving meals as per the A-la-Carte Menu.

We are looking forward to spending this Sunday with you.

No cover charge.

For bookings kindly contact: 079 680 6050



Enjoy your day with MelonRouge and the Soothing sounds of African Jazz with Pati Kamasamba.

Pati Kamasamba will be entertaining guests from11:00-14h00.

There is no cover charge.

MelonRouge offers A la Carte Menu with a Cash Bar Available.

Bookings: 079 680 6050 (not essential)