The kykNET reality series, The Real Housewives of the Winelandswill soon be finalized during the last two reunion episodes that will air on July 13 and 20.
Viewers will have to say goodbye to Amy Kleinhans-Curd, Mariska Thorpe, Karen Schwentke, Candice Bester, Michelle van Zyl and Anita Lloyd after three months of drama-filled episodes for the time being, but fortunately these six women apparently leave the best for last.
The reunion episodes of the Housewivesfranchise is known for giving the housewives the opportunity to have their final say on any speculations and comments in their video diary recordings.
Of course, it also provides the perfect opportunity to dig old cows out of the ditch…
Here’s what you’re all about The Real Housewives of the Winelands ‘s reunion episodes must know:
Armand Aucamp will try to keep the peace
Armand Aucamp, who not only works in front of the cameras as an actor and presenter, but also writes cookbooks and is responsible for the dating app Koer, will lead the conversation and act as presenter of the reunion.
“Being asked to host was an enormous privilege. Viewers can look forward to a perfect ending to a controversial but very popular series. There are heated moments, plenty of humor, but also compassion and reconciliation; a deeper understanding of who and what we are. It just shows again that we have to deal with each other with softer hearts.”
The reunion was filmed in the heart of the winelands
The reunion episode was filmed at Haute Cabrière in Franschhoek. Haute Cabrière is home to Pierre Jourdan, one of South Africa’s leading Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wines, and is named after the French Huguenot who established the farm in 1694.
According to the production team, this wine farm was the perfect choice for these special episodes as the wine lands themselves played such a big role in the splendor of the series.
Cute, yet stylish
The styling of the program naturally adds to the glamour.
“We decided we wanted a wintery, but stylish, look,” says Efraine du Toit, head of the styling and make-up team.
“It was important that the women felt comfortable. We really tried to give everyone what they would feel the best and most glamorous in. I believe we managed it well.”
One housewife was unable to attend filming of the reunion episodes
Karen unfortunately couldn’t attend the reunion episodes as she broke her collarbone a week before the filming and moreover only got out of the hospital a day before the filming.
However, viewers can still look forward to hearing her side of things thanks to a film crew filming at her home for the reunion.
What else is being talked about?
Since filming of the series came to an end, there have still been some unresolved arguments between some of the housewives that will be discussed here, including Amy’s comment towards Anita in Mauritius, Mariska and Karen’s repeated exchanges, as well as Candice’s feeling about Michelle’s “moods”.
Michelle speaks candidly about the alleged split in the group and Mariska explains her comments on Michelle’s podcast series.
Of course, the drama with Karen at Enigma house is discussed and the getaway weekend in Hoedspruit also comes under scrutiny.
- The Real Housewives of the Winelands’ last two reunion episodes will be broadcast on kykNET (DStv channel 144) on 13 and 20 July and are available on DStv Catch Up.
- Watch RNews’s video of the launch of this series here: