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PUBLISHING EDITOR Ronald Nair SALES DIRECTOR Cindy Nair PHOTOGRAPHERS Joe Dreyer Photography

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features that made highlights. Perfection without compromise is one of the key values we acquired in this chapter. We truly thank all our National and International Ambassadors for their loyal support and allowing our collaborations to be the epicentre of the finest to date.

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The Essence of Sophistication

Newly Featured

46 Ludovic du Plessis The Essence of Sophistication

06 SAOTA

52 Vanessa Gounden

12 Fire & Gas Lifestyle

60 Johanna Mukoki

18 Bang & Olufsen

78 Hein Koegelenberg

22 Le Bristol

84 Analjit Singh

28 Nihiwatu

94 Maserati Levante

32 AtholPlace Hotel & Villa

100 Rolls-Royce Dawn

36 Tintswalo Waterfall

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Chaning the Face of Design

A Necessity for Every Home

Multiroom System

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And James McBride

Perfection Personified

Calming Sanctuary

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A testament to the mastery of time

The Essence of a Pioneer

Luxury with Flair

Making Waves Globally

The Rise of Lion

A New Wind Is Blowing Through

A legend is born

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hink svelte sophistication, breathtaking design and cool, classy, contemporary-chic style and Stefan Antoni immediately comes to mind. Creating pieces of architectural art that ooze pure glamour – some of which can only be described as ethereal – Stefan Antoni has changed the face of design, as we know it.

Driven by the dynamic combination of Stefan Antoni, Philip Olmesdahl, Greg Truen and Phillippe Fouché, SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects has taken architecture and design to new heights. With strong roots in South Africa and a well-known reputation on the international scene, in fact now over 80% of their business is worldwide, SAOTA capitalises on a unique understanding of an ever-evolving industry to offer expert services to the corporate, institutional, commercial and residential marketplace. An innovative and dedicated approach to the execution of projects, both internationally and locally, have won the firm numerous awards and commendations from some of the most respected institutions worldwide and made SAOTA a globally sought-after brand. Energetic, dynamic and extraordinarily talented,

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Stefan Antoni takes the helm at SAOTA, founding the firm in the late eighties and growing from strength to strength ever to since. His love for design was borne, when as a child, he had a magical encounter in a huge cathedral under construction and knew then he wanted to be an architect. On completion of his Bachelor of Architecture degree at the University of Cape Town in 1985 (which he passed with a first class pass), he went on to set up Stefan Antoni Architects , the architectural practice which is known today as SAOTA - Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects. “In the eighties, the architecture scene was very flat. I was totally naïve and enthusiastic, but always had little private jobs on the go – an alteration here and an addition there – and I built up clients that way,” says Antoni. “Since then, the architecture industry has developed incredibly and become much more competitive. Clients are better informed and the Internet exposes us to what is happening in the world, so it has become an international playing field as opposed to in the eighties, where we only worked locally.” Sharing his passion for design and architecture are senior partners / Directors, Philip Olmesdahl, Greg


Truen and Phillippe Fouché, who each bring their own knowledge, expertise and flair to the business. After graduating from the University of Natal in 1995, Philip moved to Cape Town and began working for Stefan Antoni Architects in the same year. Superb organisational skills, exceptional design and excellent management abilities saw him moving quickly through the ranks and he was made partner in 2002, with a key role in running the business. Greg Truen completed a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Natal in 1991 and practised in Durban joining Stefan Antoni Architects as a Project Architect in 1995. Three years later, he was made partner, where his interest in current affairs and creative innovation continue to contribute towards the success of the firm. On completion of a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Pretoria in 2001, Phillippe gained extensive experience in institutional, educational, residential, and urban design projects, before joining the SAOTA team as a Project Architect in 2008. With a strong interest in vernacular design, sustainability and a responsive design approach, Phillippe’s forté is to explore unique solutions that both meet the client’s requirements and fit into the context as a whole.

revamp of a popular bar called the Fireman’s Arms to the breath-taking behemoth homes of Fresnaye and Clifton, the firm also has a number of international masterpieces to boot, including Zilwa by the Banyan Trees, Sushi, Popenguine and Sinndia by Baobabs and a few very sculptural villas in Switzerland. Inspired by Jean Nouvel, who is always coming up with great new ideas, Antoni strives to create ‘timeless works of great spaces, simplicity and the least amount of fuss to make a great and powerful statement, even if it is an understated one’. When asked what he thought contributed towards being a Leading Legacy Brand, Antoni feels that one needs to be distinctive. “People must be able to identify work that is being produced is something a little bit special or exceptional. To me, it’s all about building a community or family of people that feel like they belong to something special.” This principle echoes throughout the firm’s 110-strong workforce. Merging their passion and enthusiasm for design and creative expertise, they are able to tackle challenges head-on and produce the exceptional work we see.

“We are all architects,” says Antoni, “we split the projects up between ourselves and are all involved in design. Philip and Greg oversee the two main teams consisting of project leaders and teams that see projects through from inception to completion.”

“Everyone who joins our company is passionate about design and in this way, we grow each other. We challenge each other to be better and drive our love of design to greater heights. In this way, it’s not a job really, it’s our passion and we live and breathe it.”

Nearly three decades of architecture and design have produced a company portfolio that would be hardpressed to beat. From their very first design project – a

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Fire and Gas Lifestyles is a niche market retailer and importer of wood burning closed system fireplaces with their own well trained installers offering clients the full service from start to finish.

Trendy fireplaces have become a necessity for every home focussing on rich decor. No longer limited to just living rooms, fireplaces add the perfect touch to bedrooms, dining areas and entertainment rooms. These stylish contemporary designs elegantly accommodate your existing decor, regardless of style or room size. Fire and Gas Lifestyles is a niche market retailer and importer of wood burning closed system fireplaces with their own well trained installers offering clients the full service from start to finish. With the unique set of designs available, there will always be a fireplace suited to an individual styles and preferences. Fire & Gas monitor European trends closely and bring South Africans the latest units which all conform

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to stringent European standards. They are committed to providing clients with an in-depth understanding of the product range which would enable them to make a well informed decision before investing. Fire and Gas offers its client a wide range of options to choose from including gas burning or wood burning open fireplaces with their close burning fireplaces being most popular. Installing a fireplace gives your room a special charm, increases the value of your home and makes it more enjoyable for you on those cold winter days. Previously, homeowners were limited to the choice of a fireplace and was left with an eye sore in the corner of a room, with Fire and Gas fireplace designs, homeowners are designing their rooms with their fireplace as the focal point.


Our product offering is large over many brands and we only use quality materials in our installations to ensure your unit’s function optimally.

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Bang & Olufsen have been offering the world’s best in luxurious quality for more than 90

years. Now the beautiful AV products integrate throughout your home - with BeoLink Multi-

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BeoSound Moment adapts to your listening patterns and selects music that fits with the relevant time of the day.

Bang & Olufsen allow you to enjoy sound everywhere, simple touching of an item to join in, full control via an app, and the system is future proof too. Operating the BeoLink Multiroom setup is as easy as turning the lights on and off. Since introducing the BeoLink concept in 1982, it has been possible to distribute sound between different Bang & Olufsen products in multiple rooms simultaneously. It is a simple and intuitive sensation!

The Multiroom system focuses on delivering an echoless distribution of sound across multiple rooms & products - highlighting ease of convenience - with a single touch you can bring a Bang & Olufsen product to life. Enjoy the flexibility of expanding sound from one room to several more. Link or unlink rooms or even put all the Bang & Olufsen devices on stand-by with a simple one-touch gesture with the BeoMusic app or directly from the

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BeoRemote One. Now that puts you in control of the entire BeoLink Multiroom system. At the centre of the BeoLink Multiroom set-up is the intelligent music system, BeoSound Moment. BeoSound Moment adapts to your listening patterns and selects music that fits with the relevant time of the day. So, when you wake-up in the morning, a single tap on the oak panel of the BeoSound Moment will initiate your favourite daybreak music. And the BeoSound Moment is gorgeous too! There are two contrasting faces to the BeoSound Moment: one side, made from pure aluminium, displays your full music library for browsing on the touch-screen interface or the aluminium wheel. The other side, a touch-sensitive solid wood interface, is designed to blend in with your interior.


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Unlike any other Multiroom set-up – now you can expand the Multiroom experience by adding a Bang & Olufsen television. Unlike any other Multiroom set-up – now you can expand the Multiroom experience by adding a Bang & Olufsen television. Use the speakers on the television to listen to music or send the sound from the television to another room. All BeoLink Multiroom products remain up-to-date through software updates that provides new features and functions in order to secure the lasting value and longevity of your Bang & Olufsen set-up. Through this commitment the devices will always deliver true Bang & Olufsen signature sound from the time your love affair with Bang & Olufsen products begins. The BeoLink Multiroom also breathes new life into your classic Bang & Olufsen products. With the BeoLink converter you can connect all-time favourites, such as the BeoSound 9000 or the turntable BeoGram 4000, to your Multiroom experience.

Bang & Olufsen owners are all unique and demand only the best in quality, luxury and performance, let their experts help you customise a seamless, fully integrated Bang & Olufsen solution for your home, using any Multiroom-ready products across our speaker, television and sound system range. Live. Like no one else. Bang & Olufsen – Mall of Africa Tel: + 27 10 020 3450 Bang & Olufsen – Melrose Arch Tel: + 27 11 684 1496

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Guests can revel in a variety of 188 rooms and suites, ranging from elegant rooms to superior and prestige rooms, all of which are marked by spacious high ceilings and tall windows enabling magnificent views. Situated on the prestigious Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore amidst high-end art and fashion culture in the bustling city of light, Le Bristol hotel faithfully honours its reputation for class and opulence, which has garnered a multitude of worldwide travelers for over nine decades. As a showpiece architectural structure of the Oetker collection, guests are welcomed by marble and paneling finishes, complete with luxurious fabrics and original artworks that create an ambiance reminiscent of the “art de vivre a la francaise”. The aforementioned has resulted in the five star rating that was declared by the respected Forbes Travel Guide on the 22nd of February 2016, evincing the uncompromising standards of perfection that the hotel abides by. As the staff body is comprised of more than six hundred employees from over seventy four varying nationalities, all of whom are experts in their chosen fields, guests can rest assured in knowing that they are in the care of capable and dedicated hands. Undoubtedly, it is an unwavering commitment to excellence that has transpired in Le Bristol boasting a variety of acclaimed features, including the highly sought after Michelin star Restaurant 114 Faubourg, the sprawling Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie, which encompasses three floors to accommodate eight spacious treatment rooms of pampering and the 2013-elected best bar in the world, Bar du Bristol, 24

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which is illuminated on the Parisian socialite’s radar as the chosen location for a frivolous soiree. Conveniently, while parents revel in the offerings of the hotel, children can be entrusted to “Les Amis d’Hippolytes”, where an abundance of toys, books and games is at their disposal in order to provide endless hours of amusement under watchful supervision. Furthermore, as an alternative option, babysitters are available upon booking to care for children should that be preferred. Aside from childcare, services include concierges; guest management; disabled access; currency exchange service; parking; transport; wifi; a business centre; a hair salon; room service; housekeeping; laundry; technical services; security services and pets. In elaboration of the transport provision, the luxury car service that is supplied by the hotel comprises of a fleet of premier class vehicles, operated by destinationknowledgeable drivers who are fluent in both French and English according to the customer’s language of choice. Notable offerings are additionally the fitness centre, which presents individually-customised fitness programs and fitness instructors and the impressive pool designed by the architect of Onassis’ yacht, Professor Pinnau, which is elevated on the sixth floor with breathtaking views of Paris, ensuring that the renowned structures of the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre and Le Sacre Coeur can be rapturously viewed from the comfort of


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Those dining at Le Bristol’s Epicure restaurant can rest assured in the categoric solace of knowing that their cuisine is prepared by the most capable hands under the guidance of the illustrious head chef, Eric Frechon. the swimming pool. Synonymous with luxury and in light of its design evoking the prow of a yacht, it is thus unsurprising that the pool was bestowed with the title of “one of the Top Ten swims in the world” by the Times. This is merely one of the factors that contributed to Le Bristol achieving podium position in the category of Best City Hotels by the German magazine, Traveller’s World in March 2016 and to it being further voted as the “Best Hotel in the World” by Gallivanter’s Guide on the 8th of January 2015. Accommodation wise, guests can revel in a variety of 188 rooms and suites, ranging from elegant rooms to superior and prestige rooms, all of which are marked by spacious high ceilings and tall windows enabling magnificent views. Suites are further available, which are classed into price-dependent categories such as junior suites; deluxe junior suites; SaintHonore suites overlooking the memorable boulevard; prestige elysee suites and the range of signature suites, which include the terrace suite; penthouse suite; panoramic suite; Paris suite; the principal suite embellished in a style resembling an exclusive eighteenth century town house; royal suite; honeymoon suite and the imperial suite. Moreover, guests with disabilities can be accommodated. Le Bristol also lends itself to a variety of functions and events such as seminars, roadshows, press conferences, business lunches, gala dinners, private events, weddings, fine dining and cocktails to name a few.

Regarding dining, having recently been bestowed with the title of the “Best Restaurant in the World” by the Daily Meal, Saveur Magazine and the World Luxury Hotel Awards in 2014, guests dining at Le Bristol’s Epicure restaurant can rest assured in the categoric solace of knowing that their cuisine is prepared by the most capable hands under the guidance of the illustrious head chef, Eric Frechon. The combination of his experimental approach of assembling unusual ingredients in fascinating and innovative ways in order to produce astounding results, supported by over three decades of dedicated training in prestigious culinary establishments alongside the most acclaimed chefs in the industry, enabled Frechon to master fine dining and classical cooking across a multitude of prominent restaurants. This is indisputably evinced by the string of noteworthy awards that are proudly attached to his name including his 1993 accolade of “Meilleur Ouvrier de France”, his recognition as a Knight of the Order of the “Legion d’Honneur” by the then French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, in 2008 and the utmost honour of his third Michelin star in 2009. Esteemed 2nd of 1806 hotels in Paris by TripAdvisor, with 1118 of 1806 reviews classed at the highest level of “excellent”, it is unquestionable that Le Bristol hotel should be the first recommendation in the event of an adventurous getaway to Paris. Affluence Magazine |

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Nihiwatu has won a swathe of awards since it reopened in 2014 and in 2015 became a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World.

After buying Nihiwatu in 2012, Chris Burch and South African born business partner, hotelier James McBride, began realising their dream of turning the resort into a sumptuous yet laidback escape. The 32 villas include the spectacular Raja Mendaka comprising five villas, each with its own pool, set in a sprawling private garden – popular with families – and Mamole Tree House that consists of three elevated villas connected by a bamboo bridge. Just one of the achievements of the Mamole construction team, is the infinity pool set among the treetops. Then there is Puncak, a three-bedroomed villa that resembles a traditional Sumbanese house – or Kunatar, a spacious two-storey villa with a private deck and infinity pool and open-air living room designed for couples wanting some alone-time. The range of accommodation truly caters for every type of guest and provides in every need.

If you prefer to stay on land, opt for their new Spa Safari, a full day’s journey up Sumba’s dramatic coast to the nearby Nihi Oka Valley where dedicated therapists offer a number of treatments using natural, local ingredients at the spa villa. Nihiwatu also has hand-picked in-house experts – health gurus, spear fishermen, surfers, artists, painters, poets and even magicians – to host inspiring and fascinating talks.

It is, however, the beach that remains the star of the show. Bookended by two rocky headlands, surfers have less than a hundred metres to swim before catching the island’s famous waves.

Nihiwatu has won a swathe of awards since it reopened in 2014 and in 2015 became a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World.

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Nihiwatu not only looks after its guests but also work to serve the community on the island. A portion of profits are donated to the Sumba Foundation, which Graves founded in 2001 and still runs. The resort is the biggest employer on the island and the foundation has, among others, set up over a dozen primary schools, five medical clinics and constructed nearly 50 wells across the island.


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Nestled in the leafy suburb of Atholl, Johannesburg, the award winning AtholPlace Hotel and Villa is a traveller’s dream destination. For those seeking opulent relaxation or leisurely exploration of the city, this 5 star hotel will appease all of your holiday requirements. As one of the winner of a World Luxury Hotel Award for 2014, AtholPlace brings great pride to the Morukuru Family of retreats. The Morukuru Family includes a cluster of lavish accommodation with the mandate of

“Reconnecting, Family. Friends. Nature. You.” AtholPlace is no doubt a prized sanctuary in this cluster as can be attested by the many satisfied guests who contributed to their 100% rating on Tripadvisor for 2014. AtholPlace is centrally located near Sandton’s famous shopping hub and is also a quick walk from the much celebrated Gautrain Metro, placing the city of Johannesburg right at your fingertips. However, guests may not want to leave the sheer comfort of their Deluxe or

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air-conditioned rooms that provide sophisticated climate control for Johannesburg’s warmer and cooler months. From beautiful hanging chandeliers to crisp linens and more, each room is an architectural masterpiece that is styled to perfection, providing much more than can be expected from a comfortable stay in trendy Sandton. The private villa is also ideal as an exclusive location for families and can accommodate up to six adults and two children in its beautifully furnished double storey abode. Here privacy is emphasised as the villa is neatly tucked away like an oasis with a secluded heated swimming pool and striking garden surrounds. With a private chef and butler, every need is certainly catered for at this exquisite residence where the Morukuru Family has undoubtedly splurged on all the necessities and more, to keep guests raving about this magical Atholl location.


AtholPlace is no doubt a prized sanctuary in this cluster as can be attested by the many satisfied guests who contributed to their 100% rating on Tripadvisor for 2014

In an attempt to stay trendy AtholPlace continues to improve the opulent experiences of their guests, as one Tripadvisor reviewer exclaimed: “Back again and even better than before...� Whether in Atholl for business or pleasure, alone or with family, AtholPlace is a haven of luxury with quality service that should not be overlooked. It is the ideal destination to recover from a long flight and soak in all the beauty of an African adventure yet to take place. This boutique hotel is also a proud member of Relais and

Chateaux, an internationally acclaimed brand that oozes luxury and style. As a visitor to the hotel you will join an elite group of travellers from across the globe who can say that they have experienced the unrivalled service and splendour which comprises AtholPlace. To find out more about AtholPlace Hotel and Villa, or to book an unforgettable holiday in this picturesque environment, visit www.morukuru.com.

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Sleeping in a barn has never been more pleasant! It’s time to discover a place that is hidden from Johannesburg’s hustle and bustle – a place that will not only restore your energy, but also bring back your zest for life. People living in cities more than often have the desire to get away from the rush. To break away from everyday city life and to recharge somewhere quiet, where tranquillity is in abundance – if only for a weekend. Unfortunately, visiting most of those destinations require quite some travelling. And who wants to spend even more time in the car after a weeks’ traffic jams, right? Gauteng, your weekend destination of pure bliss awaits…and it’s closer than you think! Located on the grounds of the exclusive and very secure

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230-acre Waterfall Country Equestrian Estate (a mere 30 minutes’ drive from OR Tambo International Airport and only 10 minutes north of the Sandton CBD), lies Tintswalo at Waterfall – a boutique hotel with spectacular views across the pristine fields, the estate dams and the distant Magaliesberg Mountains. Inside the thick, stone-clad walls of this barn-styled yet chic establishment, are 16 spacious and beautifully appointed suites, all elegantly rounded off with custom-designed furnishings. All rooms are individually decorated to the colours and characteristics of specific horse breeds, offering en-suite bathrooms and quaint balconies with views of the Estate dam or polo fields. One simply cannot help but to get lost between all the supreme luxuries, such as under-floor heating, heated towel rails, opulent king-


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size beds under fine linen, and marble floors, to name but a few. Service is, of course, nothing short of outstanding, and the same goes to say for the cuisine. Start the day with a delectable breakfast while overlooking the polo field. Dinner focuses on quality, as the Feedroom Restaurant’s stateof-the-art kitchen staff offers fresh and innovative 5-star dishes, elegantly prepared and reflecting modern and international influences. Guests can dine indoors or out on the lovely terrace. There is also a well stocked wine cellar. Johannesburg and its surrounds offer various cultural experiences that are readily available to the public. Highly recommended is a tour to Soweto, for a visit to the Regina Mundi Church, Sharpeville Memorial Site, or to drive past former president Nelson Mandela’s home. Those who feel a bit more adventurous can take a scenic drive to the nearby Cradle of Humankind, or visit the underground Sterkfontein Caves beneath the surrounding Magalies-

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burg mountains. Should you prefer to stay at the hotel, you are more than welcome to make use of the full gymnasium on the estate, or simply be completely revitalised at the indulgent Waterfall Spa. Other facilities and activities Tintswalo at Waterfall has to offer, include a swimming pool, squash court, walking trails, elegant bar, lounge with fireplace, and so much more. Due to its location and beautiful surrounds, Tintswalo at Waterfall is a popular venue for weddings, corporate events, meetings and conferences, and the boardroom facilities cater for groups of up to 45 people. For the ultimate luxurious and intimate country experience with the finest cuisine and facilities, find your way to Tintswalo at Waterfall boutique hotel – you will soon realise that you have finally found your soothing out-oftown ambiance.

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“Louis XIII is a true testament to the mastery of time, and we sought to create a proactive piece of art that explores the dynamic relationship of the past, the present, and the future”, said du Plessis.

Well-distilled, created and time-honoured cognac has always been synonymous with superlative sipping for the sophisticated palates of the world. But savouring the subtle flavours of a world-renowned Louis XIII Cognac is an exclusive experience. Unsurprising, when you consider each decanter takes four generations of cellar masters and over 100 years to craft. Inspired to pair the amber liquid with art in the form of a film called “100 Years – The Movie You Will Never See”, the cognac creators have teamed up with director Robert Rodriguez and French art de vivre enthusiast, actor John Malkovich, who also developed an original screenplay for “100 Years”. Louis XIII’s global director, Ludovic du Plessis said they were ‘thrilled that this talented actor and creative filmmaker were inspired to join us on this artistic endeavour’. 42

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“Louis XIII is a true testament to the mastery of time, and we sought to create a proactive piece of art that explores the dynamic relationship of the past, the present, and the future”, said du Plessis. Based on what the world might look like in a 100 years from now, three teasers have been produced for “100 Years”. All start with the same dialogue but present a different earth future. One posits a world dominated by nature, another imagines the earth technologically-advanced and ruled by it, while the last shows humans running away from humanoid robots controlling the planet. Which vision is closest to tomorrow’s reality? That will be up to those privileged viewers to both question and decide. In the meantime, you can ponder over teasers to help you determine.


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“When I was first approached I really loved the idea...I mean, in a way I wish all the films I made wouldn’t have been seen for a hundred years. I don’t know how much that would change the way they are regarded,” said John Malkovich.

However, the futuristic movie is destined to remain a mystery for the foreseeable future. At least until it’s official premier a century from now - on 18 November 2115. Just as the Louis XIII’s cellar masters’ cognac creation will remain an unseen and untasted result, so will cast and crew featured in “100 Years” never get to see the movie’s final cut. At an exclusive preview of the film’s trailer in Los Angeles, Louis XIII and John Malkovich placed the film reel into a self-timing, state-of-the-art safe. Counting down the years, it will automatically open, sans key or code, 100 years from now. And those ticket-holding guests - who’s predecessors lived in 2015 - will be welcomed to the film’s preview along with Louis XIII’s future cellar master at the Domaine du Grollet in Cognac, France.

Even though it’s ‘the movie you will never see’, John Malkovich has a positive take on time and its potential rewards. “When I was first approached I really loved the idea...I mean, in a way I wish all the films I made wouldn’t have been seen for a hundred years. I don’t know how much that would change the way they are regarded,” said John Malkovich. However art afficionados and cognac connoisseurs alike view this novel collaboration, there’s one time-honoured tradition you don’t have to wait one hundred years to see and taste. It’s all in a glass of Louis XIII. Now.

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Motivated by his fervent desire to rise to a new global challenge and his admiration for the craftsmanship and time that is showcased in each cognac as well as with the vision to unveil the extraordinary story of Louis XIII in partnership with the cellar master Baptiste Louiseau, du Plessis has tirelessly devoted himself to furthering this iconic brand Parisian-born marketing graduate of the prestigious Universite Paris Dauphine and former Vice President of Moet & Chandon, Ludovic du Plessis acquired his ardent love for fine dining and spirits at an early age as a result of multiple childhood summers spent at his grandfather’s restaurant on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. Owing to his unwavering prior dedication to the field, it was undoubtedly du Plessis’ unrivaled passion and expertise in various areas such as brand repositioning and development, entertainment marketing, luxury goods and multi-cultural management to name a few that recommended him for his 2014 appointment to the eminent 48

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position of global executive director of Louis XIII cognac. Motivated by his fervent desire to rise to a new global challenge and his admiration for the craftsmanship and time that is showcased in each cognac as well as with the vision to unveil the extraordinary story of Louis XIII in partnership with the cellar master Baptiste Louiseau, du Plessis has tirelessly devoted himself to furthering this iconic brand, aiming to lower the target audience, to attract the attention of female drinkers and to ultimately expand the endorsement presence to include celebrities, entrepreneurs, influential women and art dealers amongst others. Additionally, he endeavours to further the presence of the brand to the critical growth areas of


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Founded in 1874 selecting the finest grapes cultivated in the Grande Champagne territory of Cognac in France, Louis XIII has withstood its reputable esteem as an ambassador of the French “art-de-vivre” since its inception. As each decanter that is crafted requires immense time, patience and knowledge descended through the generations, each drop of the ultimate end product encompasses and resembles as many as 250 flavours. Furthermore, as four generations of cellar masters are required in order to produce each decanter, any bottle that is presently commenced might only be ready for consumption in the following century. In plain terms, du Plessis describes each individual bottle as a unique and precisely calculated blend of twelve eaux de vie with the youngest bottle being forty years old and the oldest being one hundred years old. This firmly cements the widely held perception of this cognac as one of the most luxurious spirits in the world. Additionally, this unique blend ensures that no resulting two bottles will be identically the same and thereby produces an irreplaceable quality worthy of classifying a brand that is luxurious enough in order to “[rival] the likes of Chanel, Hermes, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Bellucci.” Adopting a slightly different approach to the aforementioned brands, Louis XIII utilises hotel bars and restaurants as platforms for display and can be encountered in an array of prestigious locations, amongst which Las Vegas, Sydney, Hong Kong and London are included in addition to a selection of others. The exclusive and finite cognac range is available in magnum, varying bottle sizes and in two limited editions, including black pearl and royal cask. On a more personal level, du Plessis sites Ralph Lauren, Maison Corthay and Jaguar as several of his preferential indulgences and delights in traveling to Paris, New York and Saint Martin. Individuals who surpass themselves, demonstrate commitment and invest themselves and their efforts in proportion to the legacy that they desire to leave behind capture his admiration, thereby evincing the values that have catapulted him to his current platform of influence and he is an avid sportsman, participating in running and tennis.

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“Vanessa Gounden, female mining magnate and arguably the most successful and pioneering female entrepreneur of our country” What could possibly be the link between a mining magnate, a political activist, the National Intelligence Agency, an entrepreneur and a fashion designer? These actually all refer to one person – Vanessa Gounden. And this is her story.

children living in a house with no electricity or hot water. At the age of 10, the apartheid state of South Africa forcibly removed her family to a dormitory township with minimal facilities. They were also cut off from their previous livelihood.

Vanessa Gounden, female mining magnate and arguably the most successful and pioneering female entrepreneur of our country, was born in South Africa in 1961, making her a typical child of first generation South Africans. She grew up on a smallholding with her grandparents in a mixed racial area near Durban. Vanessa spent her childhood helping her family, cutting and preparing roses to sell to the florists in the district. They were 4 adults and 16

Then, as a teenager, Vanessa joined the ANC, where she met her future husband, today a very successful and recognised businessman, Dr Sivandran Gounden. She combined her activism with getting a university degree and, later on, became a primary school teacher. After the ANC government came to power in 1994, she helped rebuild a new South Africa on personal request by late President Nelson Mandela. She served in the Mandela administra-

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tion and became actively involved in the trade union movement, before becoming the director of change management in the police. Later on, under President Thabo Mbeki, Vanessa headed up human resources for the National Intelligence Agency, recruiting the country’s top spies. Despite her success in politics, Vanessa decided to join her husband in starting their own business together – something that would give new direction to her life and be the beginning of so many exciting opportunities. HolGoun Investment Holdings was born – a South African investment holding company which was built from humble beginnings into an extremely successful multi-divisional company headed by Vanessa and her husband, Dr Sivandran (or Sivi to friends and family) Gounden, who is, as founder, still involved as Non-Executive Chairman of the HolGoun Group. Just like his wife, Dr Sivi Gounden has made his mark in the business sector: He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Bateman Engineering N.V., where he was responsible for the listing of Bateman Engineering N.V. on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange. And one simply cannot overlook his successes as Non-Executive Director of Optimum Coal, Lonmin Plc, Grindrod Limited and Anglo American SA, as well as Director-General of the Department of Public Enter-

prises, where he was responsible for the listing of Telkom SA on the New York Stock Exchange Inc and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. He presently holds directorships in Samancor, various HolGoun Group of Companies, and Daly Credit Corporation. But Vanessa’s story takes another interesting turn… Not only is she a highly respectable business women, Vanessa is also known as a successful fashion designer – one who is now the proud owner of a recently launched flagship store on Conduit Street – the epicentre of London’s luxury shopping – making her the first South African designer to own and open a freestanding store in the United Kingdom. Her exquisite and unique clothing range, Vanessa G (which was first launched in London in 2011), has been seen worn by women like Yasmin Le Bon, Jade Jagger, Poppy Delevigne and Natalia Vodianova – all of whom reflect Vanessa’s ideals of strong wom-

en that have an appreciation of the arts and dressing in a considered manner. Vanessa may be mingling in different circles than those she found herself in as a child, but she still remembers what is was like to be marked as ‘poor’ and ‘underprivileged’. Besides her involvement in various charities and community help, the image of the rose is also often used as inspiration of her designs – a flower which played a large role in her childhood, and which could be seen as a simple reminder of her past. Whoever said that mining and fashion have nothing in common, needs to say that in front of Vanessa Gounden – an inspirational and driven businesswoman who has made a name for herself in notoriously difficult industries as diverse as mining to fashion.

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“17 branches across South Africa and a team of over 750 skilled professionals, each of whom is passionate about the organising, administration, planning and finer details of local and global corporate travel. “ When you first meet stylish Johanna Mukoki, you are immediately struck by her beauty and elegance. But behind her graceful good looks lies a fierce intelligence and steely determination. This successful businesswoman along with her two partners has built a world acclaimed corporate travel management agency with 17 branches across South Africa and a team of over 750 skilled professionals, each of whom is passionate about the organising, administration, planning and finer details of local and global corporate travel. “We aim to have an international footprint with African flair,” explains Johanna, “Its always important to bring the flair”. And flair is certainly part of their name and business ethos, strongly imbued in her dynamic staff who operate the travel agency at the cutting edge of technological proficiency. From humble beginnings growing up in Soweto, this Rho60

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des University graduate always dreamed about running her own company one day. She trained as an accountant and completed her articles at KPMG, which gave her a solid foundation for starting her own business. Now eighteen years later Johanna can truly say she is flying high. Johanna has received many accolades. She says the one that stands out most for her is the EY Emerging World Entrepreneur award. This accolade catapulted her onto the international stage and she has had the good fortune to meet the likes of former British Prime Minister’s wife Cherie Blair, as well as heads of State, international CEOs, dollar Billionaires and many other influential and dynamic world movers and shakers. Johanna says many years ago, when she and her partners came together to work out what they should do, one of her


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partners asked her if she wanted to see the world? “And being a young lady from Soweto at the time, I replied that was exactly what I wanted.” And so was born their concept of launching a travel agency. “I’ve been around the world twice now, and enjoyed every second,” she adds laughingly. Her travel agency prides itself on world-class service, so much so that even competitors acknowledge this quality makes Travel With Flair stand head and shoulders above the rest. “Anyone can issue a ticket,” says Johanna, “We focus on the ‘how’ and give our clients a service they will never forget.” They have found their niche in arranging business travel, specialising in planning incentive trips offered by company CEOs to deserving employees. A mix of clients ranges from both private and public sectors. Her advice is to love what you do and remain hands-on at every level. The agency has the highest staff retention rate in the industry to date. Travel With Flair embodies Johanna’s core values of helping others. They have their own Seta accredited Training academy (GTA), which has received an award for excellence. “ If you are going to show up, always bring your best game,” she says.

Johanna is committed to helping those less fortunate. She is Chairperson of the Salvation Army and works with a home for abused and abandoned girls. Her ethos is helping women find opportunities to create a better life.

Johanna says she has loved every moment of her journey so far and feels enormously grateful for all the amazing experiences she has had. “It drives me to reach higher and higher. I believe we should be continually re inventing our business model and ourselves.” She prides herself on her business being three years ahead, in advance technology than any of their competitors. “The world has become a very small place, and people the world over are increasingly looking at South Africa as a favourite destination.” She says the secret to her success is her passion and love for her work and giving more than a hundred percent to everything she does.

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This bespoke tailor has years of experience and has impressed even the most exacting pundits the world over. The designs and styles offered are both iconic, yet also speak to the modern man of today. Every detail of these specially designed garments is attended to in-house resulting in superb quality that matches the top designers in the world. Consultations at Roi Kaskara are made by appointment only, enhancing the exclusive experience and transporting clients back to a different era. Catalogues filled with elegant fashion items ranging from tailored suits; genuine leather shoes, shirts and timepieces are available for customer’s to browse through as tailors take their precise measurements. These perfectly cut and stitched creations range from the

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One of South Africa’s most respected producers of world-class wines Apart from being one of South Africa’s most respected producers of world-class wines, La Motte Wine Estate, enjoying an exceptionally beautiful setting in South Africa’s Cape Winelands, excels in offering its guests an experience that goes far beyond wine. Its historical charm amid the picturesque vineyards of Franschhoek; its stylish offering in the enjoyment of wine, cuisine and the arts; and above all its people’s warm spirit of sharing, set this estate apart as a wine tourism destination – truly in a class of its own. The unique La Motte experience starts with a warm welcome in the estate’s sociable Tasting Room, highly commended for its inviting ambiance as visitors are introduced to the fruits of Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche. Here, a variety of La Motte’s award-winning wines can be sampled in a sophisticated setting, affording guests an unimpeded view of the working and maturation cellars. Tastings are enjoyed amidst original works of art by acclaimed South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef

(1886 – 1957), after whom La Motte’s Pierneef Collection of premium wines is named. Pierneef’s name also echoes in the elegant award-winning Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant on the estate, where his creativity as an artist inspires Chef Michelle Theron’s modern interpretation of traditional cuisine. Having cultivated and nurtured an impassioned love for traditional South African cuisine from her early days, Chef Micelle Theron immediately identified with the restaurant’s focus when she joined the team in 2011. Also involved in the foundational research and development of the estate’s Cape Winelands-inspired cookbook, her passion for heritage cuisine and seasonal and locally sourced ingredients was reaffirmed. Since being appointed as Executive Chef of Pierneef à La Motte in 2014, Michelle has been treating restaurant patrons to a beautiful and fresh version of Cape Winelands Cuisine – whether it is on the lunch-time à la carte menu or the fine-dining chef’s menu for dinner. Affluence Magazine |

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Designated the title of one of the top ten restaurants in South Africa by the 2013 Eat Out DSTV Food Network Restaurant Awards and primely situated on the idyllic grounds of the renowned La Motte estate. The restaurant’s concept of regional Cape Winelands cuisine, creatively adapts customary local food into contemporary and ingenious masterpieces. As a notable demonstration, one such signature dish is an innovate restructuring of the traditional Cape Winelands chicken pie, which is sumptuously comprised of the finest locally sourced free range chicken, preserved lemon, fig saucisson sec, quail egg, white wine and preserved lemon sauce. Furthermore, Theron’s masterful and bespoke experimentation with seasonal and sustainably-sourced ingredients has culminated in the inclusion of smoked snoek tortellini accompanied by grapefruit, red pepper, braised greens and smoked sweet potato as well as a vegetarian option of fresh, pickled and roasted beetroot partnered with double-baked goat’s cheese. Theron’s flair for beautifully plated, well-balanced dishes extends beyond starters and main courses and together with Pastry Chef Vicky Gurovich, the pastries and desserts, 76

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both on the dessert menu and in the estate’s quaint Farm Shop are both innovative and delicious. The familyfavourite South African milk tart is reinvented by merging cinnamon gel, honey ice cream and a puff crumble into a palatable sensation while contrasting flavours and textures beautifully combine in lemon and thyme marshmallows with poppy seeds and tuille. Visitors to Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant can indulge in the estate’s internationally acclaimed food and wine offering amidst an aesthetically alluring atmosphere with original Pierneef art, statement porcelain chandeliers and an inviting fire-place for the winter months, framed by serene garden landscapes and enchanting oak trees. Titled in ode to Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, famed for his exceptional landscapes, Pierneef à La Motte stays true to the artist’s admiration for beauty and heritage – both with setting and cuisine.


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His great love for wine and winemaking led Hein to receive the prestigious Personality of the Year Award from at the AGM of the Institute of Cape Wine Masters held on 12 May 2014.

Wine mogul, Hein Koegelenberg is a real force in the South African wine industry. He has been making waves internationally over the last few years. From South Africa to China, his passion and innovation has left a mark on the industry and is continuously striving to reach new heights. Hein has successfully established himself as a leading entrepreneur and thought leader. He is the CEO of the world renowned La Motte wine estate, situated in the Franschhoek valley of South Africa’s wine region and is also the co-owner and CEO of Leopard’s Leap Wines. Born in Laingsburg in South Africa’s Karoo region in 1960, Hein Koegelenberg was destined for a life blessed by wine when his family bought a wine farm six years later. Situated in Vredendal, Goedgegund Wine farm sparked Koegelenberg’s interest in the fruits of the land and after agricultural school he went on to complete an honours de-

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gree in viticulture cellar technology at Elsenberg, a tertiary agricultural college outside Stellenbosch in the heart of the South African Winelands. His career as a winemaker kicked of in 1984 at Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch and he later joined Windmeul Cellar in Paarl. His dedication to wine saw him moving quickly through the ranks from assistant winemaker to chief winemaker and ultimately CEO of the co-operative winery before joining La Motte in 1998. Unlike many other winemakers, Hein adds his personal touch to the wine produced on his farms. Each year, Hein and his winemakers visit a wine farm in France where they produce their own personal wine, with their individual selections. Every year he tastes a wide selection of international wines. “I can only make the best wine if I have tasted the best wine.”


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The affect his experience has had on Leopard’s Leap Wines is evident and it has been established as a global wine brand sold in more than 40 countries. He has helped build Leopard’s Leap into a top-notch upmarket retail brand. With his extensive experience in the wine industry, Hein was a founding member of Meridian, a South African distribution company. He is also a board member of the Franschhoek Wine Valley association and is actively involved in promoting Franschhoek in Asia. Introducing the world to the richness of South African wines has always been Hein’s passion. His great love for wine and winemaking led Hein to receive the prestigious Personality of the Year Award from at the AGM of the Institute of Cape Wine Masters held on 12 May 2014. The Institute of Cape Wine Masters recognized him for his efforts in helping the Cape Wine Academy continue its education programmes after private investors withdrew their support. Hein is extremely passionate about CSI projects and believes in creating the right environments for South African entrepreneurs to be successful. His involvement in the wine educational programmes for previously disad-

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“ Analjit’s love affair with South Africa started when he first visited the country with his daughter for the FIFA Soccer World Cup in 2010”

An international investor of Indian origin, Analjit Singh (aka BAS) is the founder chairman of Max India Limited, with interests in life insurance (Max Life), health care (Max Healthcare), health insurance (Max Bupa) and senior living (Antara). Max India Group is renowned for service excellence and has successful joint ventures with some of the pre-eminent firms of the world, including Mitsui Sumitomo of Japan, Life Healthcare of South Africa and Bupa Plc of the United Kingdom. Earlier partners include New York Life Insurance Company, Hutchison Whampoa, Motorola and Lockheed Martin. An alumnus of The Doon School and Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, Analjit holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Management, Boston University. He is a member of the founder executive board of the Indian School of Business (ISB), India’s top ranked B-School, and has served as chairman of the board of governors of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), RoorkeeIndia’s most prestigious engineering college. This year, he instituted a scholarship fund, the Max Analjit Singh Scholarship (MAS), for meritorious management students from India at his alma mater in Boston. He is also actively engaged in social services.

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Professionally, he is the non-executive chairman of Vodafone India and a director on the boards of Tata Global Beverages and Sofina NV/SA, Belgium. He has recently served as chairman of The Doon School. Analjit has also served as the co-chair of Prabodhan, a unique forum for facilitating closer and more effective engagement between European and Indian decision makers and opinion leaders. BAS has been felicitated for his outstanding achievement in presenting the international community with an understanding of a modern and vibrant India by Hillary Clinton, former US senator and secretary of state, on behalf of the Indian American Centre for Political Awareness, and for creating several successful joint ventures with leading American companies and promoting business ties with the USA. A self-made entrepreneur, industrialist Analjit has received several prestigious awards, including Padma Bhushan, one of India’s top civilian honours; the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Service Category); the Golden Peacock Award for Leadership and Service Excellence; and Spain’s second highest civilian honour, the Knight Commander of the Order of Queen Isabella and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston Uni-


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versity. He also serves as the honorary consul general of the Republic of San Marino in India. Among his private businesses, Analjit has significant interests in real estate in India and lifestyle-related ventures in the Western Cape, South Africa, pertaining to viticulture, winemaking and hospitality. The activities centre around the Franschhoek valley and Riebeek-Kasteel in the Swartland region. Analjit’s love affair with South Africa started when he first visited the country with his daughter for the FIFA Soccer World Cup in 2010. On subsequent trips he visited Cape Town and ventured into the Cape winelands, where he felt “a deep sense of belonging, of energy, a sense of place” in the valley of Franschhoek. He began his search for a property and knew that he had found the right place the minute he set foot on a 40-hectare farm on the slopes of the Dassenberg mountain. His company bought the property and, subsequently, those on either side. The three farms, Klein Dassenberg, Dieu Donné and Von Ortloff, have been amalgamated within the Leeu Collection portfolio, under the name Leeu Estates. The Afrikaans word leeu is a translation of Singh, the Sanskrit word for lion. Leeu Collection currently comprises three five-star properties: Le Quartier Français, a romantic 21-room boutique hotel in the heart of Franchhoek village and the latest addition to the portfolio; Leeu Estates, a 21-room country

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house retreat and boutique winery in the Franschhoek valley; and Leeu House, an exclusive 12-room boutique hotel also located in the village. Heritage Square, an exciting new culinary offering in Franschhoek, is also part of the Leeu Collection portfolio, as is Tuk Tuk, a microbrewery in collaboration with the Cape Brewing Company (CBC). Prior to these properties being bought, he had already acquired a stake in Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, which was started by award-winning winemakers Chris and Andrea Mullineux as Mullineux Family Wines. A trained chemist, he understood the alchemy behind winemaking but decided to learn more by taking a trip to Napa Valley in the USA to see how things work and to taste wines. Today, he is a member of the prestigious Napa Valley Reserve Wine Club. “South Africa is a beautiful country with the friendliest people, who have made me feel truly welcome. I am excited about the great opportunities that have become available to me and look forward to learning and making a contribution, in particular to the country’s top-notch wine industry,” says Analjit, who only serves South African wine at his home in India.

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“The only way to bring that creativity out is by working hard and by really having a passion for what we do“ - Gerhard Swart

Success in business is dependent on a number of factors: outstanding product delivery, operational excellence, customer service orientation, financial mastery and technology savviness to name a few. But increasingly it is Creativity, in the form of innovation-driving and out-of the-box thinking that is fast becoming the most treasured competitive asset and biggest differentiator in the world of business. And it’s the brands and business leaders, who support and celebrate creative thinking, who are leading the way.

Flagstone Wines are one of South Africa’s most important premium brands. They take creativity in business very seriously; in fact, their motto is “we are born creative”. The delicious, distinctive taste of Flagstone’s wines are a direct result of the creativity and fanatical dedication of their winemaking team. Flagstone’s Chief Winemaker, Gerhard Swart, believes that one should never stagnate or become complacent, especially in a competitive world of wine making. “You always have to think about how you can stand out from the crowd. Be it more interesting labels, varieties or, like we do at Flagstone, combining unique ‘terroirs’ in order to create wines that are intriguing and unique”. Swart talks of winemaking as a labour of love rather than

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a formalised, knowable equation. Each Flagstone wine has its own unique story, with evocative tales ranging from myths of flying dragons to a dark horse. Most noteworthy is that the inspiration for these award-winning wines comes from vastly different places. What is common to all of them is that the creative lights went on. Swart continues, My mentor, Flagstone Wines Founder Bruce Jack says, “Creativity needs to find you working.” The only way to bring that creativity out is by working hard and by really having a passion for what you do... If you are not happy in what you do every day, then the creativity will stop dead in its tracks.” It is this meticulous, yet unstructured, approach that has won them more than a few awards. The International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) sets the international benchmark for quality. Now in its 46th year, the IWSC receives entries from nearly 90 countries worldwide. Last year, Flagstone received silver medals for seven of their wines. Their young wines have also done fantastically well, with a slew of national class winners, a national champion and a Michael Phelps-like haul of gold and silver medals.


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“The world is filled with talented artists and you have to use your creativity to do something unique.“ - Lionel Smit

The Michelangelo Awards heaped praise on their Writers Block Pinotage, awarding it the only platinum medal for Pinotage in the competition. Their single varietal reds followed suit, with Music Room, Dark Horse and the Dragon Tree blend all collecting medals. In the midst of all this success however, Gerhard Swart maintains that more important than all the accolades, is the legion of wine lovers who savour the unhurried quality of Flagstone Wines. In the competitive world of luxury vehicles, creativity also plays an important role in determining the success of exclusive vehicle brand, Maserati. Their motto,“the absolute opposite of ordinary”, speaks for itself. Maserati has a heritage and a pedigree that far outstretches many of its competitors, and the creative use of the brand creates an unrepeatable moment for the drivers of their cars. Their vehicles stretch the realms of imagination, design and engineering. Everything about Maserati is bespoke and this is reflected when each customer makes their choice.

thing that drives customers to purchase their vehicles, but rather their holistic approach that creates customers who become brand ambassadors for life. Without Creativity, there wouldn’t be Maserati. Without creativity, there would also not be art, nor artists like Lionel Smit. Lionel is a phenomenon on the South African art scene, best known for his contemporary portraiture executed on vast canvases and sculptures. His works have been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London, as well as in Australia, Hong Kong and the USA. His works are central to a number of prominent private collections; including Standard Chartered Bank and Graff Delaire wine estate. One of his paintings was even featured on the cover of Christie’s Auction Catalogue. Smit says of creativity in the art world: “From a business perspective, you have to be creative in terms of strategizing, and developing new markets and ideas of approaching the art world. The world is filled with talented artists, and you have to use your creativity to do something unique.”

As a business, the tools of creativity are further establishing the Maserati brand in South Africa. It is no one

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Levante dominates even in the most formidable terrain or weather condition, to bring you where you want to be and doing what you want to do. Levante is a warm, Mediterranean wind that can change from gentle to gale force strength in an instant. Designed to be unique and built to be heard, Maserati Levante is destined to make an unforgettable impression offering the ultimate combination of on-road performance and off-road capabilities to give you the freedom to pursue your aspirations. The Levante is an SUV like no other, embodying the passion, the sophisticated engineering and exclusivity that have distinguished every vehicle engineered and crafted by Maserati in the heart of Italy since it was founded in 1914. Like a wave that’s been waiting to take shape, there is pure poetry in the sculpted lines of Levante. Far more than just another example of Maserati’s superb automotive design, Levante features class leading aerodynamics with standard active grill shutters and air suspension that give the vehicle an extraordinarily low drag coefficient while guaranteeing optimal engine cooling in any driving condition. Along with 96

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its ground breaking Q4 intelligent all-wheel drive system, Levante benefits from advanced active air suspension: five ride heights, six levels of capability and comfort. Combined with Maserati’s acclaimed Skyhook system, with shock absorbers featuring continuous damping variation, Levante can prioritise comfort or assume a more sporty character. The Levante is a contemporary symbol of the company’s engineering prowess and mastery of craftsmanship: the most enjoyable way to get from any point A to any point B. The Maserati DNA is clearly visible everywhere you look, ensuring that the Levante stands out among its competitors. The imposing grille is inspired by the sensational Alfieri concept and is destined to be a signature feature of all Maserati cars from now on. The Levante is immediately recognisable as a genuine Maserati, even from a distance. The muscular shape of the rear shoulders gives it a distinctive and attractive Italian style.


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Unparalleled in its elegance and refinement, there are limitless possibilities of personalisation to reflect your unique style. In line with Maserati’s exclusive tradition, there is a vast array of options and a variety of colours and materials for the Levante. There are thirteen colours available with three of them unique to the model. At launch, the Levante is equipped with four alloy wheels that are not only lightweight and sporty but which also reflect the Maserati design style, with a Trident design neatly integrated into the spokes. All Levante wheels are produced using flowforming technology in order to obtain reduced core thickness and therefore greater lightness, with uncompromising rigidity and strength. All wheels, except the 21� versions, are available with optional All Season tyres. The vehicle sports highly crafted interiors to stir your senses. Unparalleled in its elegance and refinement, there are limitless possibilities of personalisation to reflect your unique style. From premium leather coupled with carbon fiber trim to exclusive Ermenegildo Zegna silk interiors and audio perfection of Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound,

Maserati sets a new benchmark in the category for interior comfort, regardless of your destination. The instrument panel follows the classic Ghibli/Quattroporte layout and is backlit with white light that contrasts nicely with the warm cabin lighting. The classic Maserati analogue clock is located in the centre of the dashboard. It features a blue background dial with white backlighting. The interior finish is in aluminium with a chrome surround. A slight flexing of the right foot and your heart will race. The Levante unleashes prodigious amount of power, coupled with superior handling thanks to a low centre of gravity, perfectly balanced 50-50 weight distribution and vehicle systems calibrated to increase driving pleasure. This coupled with an awesome sound that is uniquely Maserati takes driving enjoyment to an entirely new level.

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“Strive for perfection in everything you do” – guides the company’s every action particularly during the creation of a new motor car.

Compromise is not a word recognised in the Rolls-Royce lexicon. Indeed the company continues to live by the clarion cry of co-founder Sir Henry Royce to “Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it. Accept nothing nearly right or good enough.” The first part of this maxim – “Strive for perfection in everything you do” – guides the company’s every action particularly during the creation of a new motor car. The second – “Take the best that exists and make it better” – has been clearly evidenced in the success of both Phantom Series II and Ghost Series II as they were carefully updated in 2012 and 2014 respectively. And when Rolls-Royce judged that it was time for an authentic gentleman’s Gran

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Turismo to return to the world stage, it was guided by the third part of Sir Henry’s maxim: “When it does not exist, design it.” And thus, Wraith was born. “It is always darkest just before the dawn” In the most challenging times, the phrase “It is always darkest just before the dawn” – originally coined by English Restoration preacher Thomas Fuller – resonates as a beacon of hope. This early morning darkness, where apparitions such as phantoms, ghosts or wraiths have been imagined, and where one’s apprehensions lurk, is brushed aside by an energising burst of early morning sunlight as one awakens to a new dawn and the endless possibilities of a new day.


To be a true Rolls-Royce, Dawn had to deliver the hushed driving experience associated with all Rolls-Royces Such was the feeling in 1952 as the world was finally emerging from a period of economic austerity following protracted war. That year, the world looked forward in hope as the world’s first passenger jet, the British deHavilland Comet, made its first commercial flight; the Big Bang Theory of the creation of the Universe was first propounded, and Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne of the United Kingdom.

Royce, Dawn had to deliver the hushed driving experience associated with all Rolls-Royces. At the same time the only choice for a Rolls-Royce was a fabric roof for reasons of aesthetics, romance and brand appropriateness. There is nothing more romantic than driving a convertible in the rain at night and hearing the drops pattering on the roof. In conversation with its customers, Rolls-Royce realised that they felt the same way.

Like an athlete, Rolls-Royce Dawn appears poised, taught and ready to go. The latent acceleration and tension in the surfaces are increased through completely new panels which evince curvature that creates a tighter surface and a more powerful silhouette which hints at what lies beneath. Without question, the engineering highlight of the new Rolls-Royce Dawn is the new roof. To be a true Rolls-

Working with a fabric roof configuration, the Rolls-Royce engineering team set themselves a challenging goal which they were unwilling to compromise on – to make the quietest convertible car in the world today. This quest for silence applied to all aspects of the engineering of the new roof and by extension the new motor car.

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Mokena Makeka was selected among 100 architects globally by Hertzog and His great love for wine and winemaking led Hein to receive the prestigious de Meuron to be a part of the Ordos 100. He is a two-time recipient of the Personality of the Year Award from at the AGM of the Institute of Cape Wine CIA Award of Merit and a 2010 nominee for the Johnnie Walker Celebrating Masters held on 12 May 2014. Strides Awards in Design.

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and jobless people townships have The affectDue his experience hadMDL’s on Leopard’s to the facthasthat work Leap has a vantaged long lasting influence onfrom the the world Wines is evident and it has been established as a global had lasting affects on my aspiring winemakers. Through they use excellence in design shape protect natural environjoint venture with the a Chinese importer Hein launched a wine brand sold in more than 40 countries. Heto has helpedthea future, educationfor programme for salesmen in China. His build Leopard’s Leapand into enrich a top-notch retail ment livesupmarket acting for thewine betterment all stakeholders. brand. With his extensive experience in the wine indus- core business value begins with opportunity and believes try, Hein was a founding member of Meridian, a South there needs to be a perception of opportunity alongside African distribution company. He is also a board member a positive energy; something all entrepreneurs need. “In As a visionary leader Mokena has built up a strong team top design firms on the African continent. They have won of the Franschhoek Wine Valley association and is active- South Africa, we have too many people with minimal around him which represents a youthful, cosmopolitan global acclaim and are respected by peer and the public ly involved in promoting Franschhoek in Asia. Introduc- experience and they then only measure up to that miniand multicultural approach to design. This space has of- for their projects, people and practice. ing the world to the richness of South African wines has mal experience. I believe if you want to compete with the ten become an incubator for undiscovered talent which world industries you have to taste what the world is proalways been Hein’s passion. Mokena has learnt to utilize to the benefit of clients with- The company’s ethos is one that is strongly committed ducing, that is the philosophy behind our brands and the out compromising his own strong commitment to excel- to showcasing design genius that is uniquely African yet His great love for wine and winemaking led Hein to re- way wine is produced and distributed.” lence and innovation. New clients are therefore treated to globally relevant. MDL is fiercely committed to ethics ceive the prestigious Personality of the Year Award from an unparalleled experience. and integrity and cares deeply for people’s rights to digat the AGM of the Institute of Cape Wine Masters held on Hein is a true all rounder; merging his passion for wine nity. Due to the fact that MDL’s work has a long lasting 12 May 2014. The Institute of Cape Wine Masters recog- with his passion for business has allowed him to successThe client is viewed as a critical participant in discover- influence on the world they use excellence in design to nized him for his efforts in helping the Cape Wine Acad- fully grow into one of the most recognized winemakers ing the potential of the project. The experience is driven shape the future, protect the natural environment and enemy continue its education programmes after private in- and businessman in South Africa. by MDL’s focus on achieving the perfect balance required rich lives acting for the betterment for all stakeholders. vestors withdrew their support. to craft and design within the parameters of the content provided by client’s. Each finished work becomes time- MDL is the obvious choice for anyone who shares the deHein is extremely passionate about CSI projects and be- Wine Estates less in its contribution to the setting it is framed by. sire to create unique, Afrocentric spaces that tell a story lieves in creating the right environments for South Afri- www.leopardsleap.co.za and leave all involved touched by the power of true gecan entrepreneurs to be successful. His involvement in www.la-motte.com It is this dedication that has seen MDL become one of the nius of design in action. the wine educational programmes for previously disad-

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With 9000 operations under his belt, he combines the latest in sophisticated imaging technology with his considerable experience as an orthopaedic surgeon to give an effective and accurate diagnosis.

Dr Simon Moyes, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Wellington Hospital in the UK is considered conservative. This has no bearing on his political proclivity rather the ‘25% strike rate’ in his orthopaedic practice. It refers to the number of patients who consult Moyes and end up under the knife or more accurately - the arthroscope during key-hole surgery. Moyes always wanted to be a surgeon and through serendipity during his rotation as a houseman at The Middlesex Hospital, he ended up working with legendary surgeon Sir Rodney Sweetnam. Moyes says, ‘He was brilliant and it was a very lucky break (so to speak) and the beginning of his surgical career.’ ‘I was smitten.’ he says.

In the mid-eighties and nineties, keyhole surgery was coming of age to treat shoulders, knees and ankles. ‘Only a handful of surgeons were using it,’ he says. ‘ It was pioneering and became my passion’. ‘Key hole,’ ‘minimally invasive,’ or ‘arthroscopic.’ – the procedure by any other name is just as sweet. As the name suggests, it is surgery through a tiny incision, with a camera fixed onto a surgical instrument called an arthroscope with video magnification on a screen. It results in a far quicker recovery time and less scarring.

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prostrate for weeks after traditional surgery, 90% of his patients, Lazarus-like, literally get up and walk after the day surgery. It is this keyhole surgery on knees, feet, shoulders and ankles that has made Moyes one of the most renowned and sought after orthopaedic surgeons. Considered a medicinal Messiah of joint damage, it is not surprising that 20% of his patients travel from outside the UK for a consultation. His patients read like the Who’s Who and travel from the Middle East, the African continent and as far as Japan and Russia. If London is the capital of the world in terms of medical expertise, then Wellington Hospital where Moyes has his rooms, must surely be the royal residence. With 9000 operations under his belt, he combines the latest in sophisticated imaging technology with his considerable experience as an orthopaedic surgeon to give an effective and accurate diagnosis. It’s not just skill and surgical expertise however, which makes his practice so popular. Thomas Edison said many years ago that ‘The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and the cause and prevention of diseases.’ It may be overkill but the gist of it is that it is no longer a world of cut and fix - Moyes is a perfect example of taking a holistic approach to healing. He says ‘About five years ago I took myself in hand, changed my eating habits and embarked on a varied programme of exercise. This included


But if patient testimonials are anything to go by, Seneca, The Roman philosopher once said, ‘People can pay the doctor for his trouble, for his kindness they still remain in his debt.’

cardio and weight bearing exercise as well as yoga. I am very much a fan of ‘use it or lose it’ and believe that regular and varied exercise prevents joint damage and can ward off other diseases like cancer and even dementia. ‘For the 75% of patients not suitable for surgery and who, I feel, would benefit from conservative treatment, I refer to a network of physiotherapists. I select the physio practices both geographically and according to treatment protocol and standards. I admittedly set the bar very high. Once I have referred them, I need to know they are in the best hands. However, some injuries and wear and tear do need surgery – depending on the severity and the age of patients. ‘Unfortunately not ALL surgery lends itself to keyhole, but I can say that 90% of my patients fall into this category.’ All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and Moyes is in an industry where work can become all encompassing. However, he can play with the best of them. His passion as a surgeon is matched by his love of skiing. A self-confessed ‘skiphiliac,’ he regularly nips off to his chateau in Val d’isere to relax on the slopes. He believes it is his regime of exercise and remaining supple that prevents him being one of the many joint casualties in a notoriously accident-prone sport. Off piste, both in surgical and skiing terms, he is known to enjoy a glass or two of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Although he says he is no wine aficionado the choice of wine suggests a closet oenophile… His love of all things French includes both the ski resort and their vintage wines. Generally, surgeons do not enjoy a reputation for having a good bedside manner. But if patient testimonials are anything to go by, Seneca, The Roman philosopher once said, ‘People can pay the doctor for his trouble, for his kindness they still remain in his debt.’ A letter from patient, Erin, suggests Moyes has a full debtor’s ledger. She says, ‘Your professionalism and follow up efforts and support to make sure I was comfortable and recovering as expected has been one of the most humbling experiences with a doctor in my life.’

Now, the knights in shining armour who appear to have found the chalice of regeneration, are scientists specialising in stem cell research. He says while using stem cells is still theoretically experimental, trials globally are ongoing and showing good early results. Research is showing that much later in life stem cells are able to regenerate those niggly bits of our bodies that silently wear away as we age or are affected by injury. It is not only research but also harvesting techniques which are improving exponentially. ‘Unfortunately the quality of stem cells we produce decreases as we get older but they are still accessible and invaluable’, he says. ‘My colleagues and I are harvesting stem cells to heal, amongst other things, knee cartilage and Achilles tendons that run from behind the foot to the calf.’ Although stem cell techniques are a breakthrough Moyes cautions against the ‘cowboys out there’ using stem cells without the proper protocols in place. He says at Wellington Hospital every procedure will be carefully monitored and all medical personnel must adhere strictly to stringent regulations. Fat is a good source of stem cells, however, regulations currently prevent us from using this for joint issues and we will be using bone marrow derived stem cells from the hip/pelvis. Moyes has a refreshingly holistic approach to the surgical discipline. He says, ‘I hold a particular interest in sports injuries and in the role of nutrition in orthopaedics and sports medicine. I work closely with colleagues both in and outside of my direct discipline - rheumatologists, physiotherapists, personal trainers and dieticians.’ What’s not to like? It seems just as Moyes fell for arthroscopic surgery as a young intern, so too are his patients who regardless whether they undergo surgery or not are both healed – and smitten.

Then there is pioneering science. Cartilage damage is the often the nemesis of recreational and professional sportsmen but according to Moyes, while cartilage regeneration has been the ‘holy grail’ for orthopaedic surgeons for some time, it appears medicine has made its own long jump forward in the science of stem cell research. Affluence Magazine |

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“There is no function too big or too small that won’t benefit from our bespoke services” Creative Strategist and founder Greg Lipton.

Red has always been the colour associated with emotion, love and excitement, ironically enough, red is also the colour seen…when you don’t get what you were promised from eventing companies.

We at BEYONDred understand how you feel, which is why we take all the colours of your imagination into account when planning your special event. “There is no function too big or too small that won’t benefit from our bespoke services” - Creative Strategist and founder Greg Lipton.

Whether it be the opulence of a private affair, the panache of an awards ceremony or the freedom of a large festival we always surpass our competition, and it doesn’t stop there.

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While corporate functions are still our main focus, over the years we have adopted a sense of fluidity to our approach in satisfying your imagination. If your brand is looking to enhance events into experiences then BEYONDred can make that happen, as we also offer brand awareness, large scale productions and now in 2016, digital as a part of our stable. Private affairs: Not every event falls under the corporate umbrella. For those who would like to take a birthday celebration or a simple dinner party beyond, we create bespoke solutions to your specifications. From setting up in your home to finding the perfect venue and everything in between, BEYONDred will make sure that you and your guests Relax, Eat and Drink in style.


Destinations: Breath taking vistas are on the horizon with us. Whether you are looking to plan a small getaway, a corporate conference or incentive, we find interesting ways to take you and your guests beyond the norm. From hot air balloon rides to island getaways, we organise bookings, travel logistics, concierge services and anything else you may need.

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Digital is our newest offering and with that comes fresh thinking on how to strategically approach digital and social media. Whether you would like to introduce your brand or just build awareness, we offer the platform to do so.

These days experiential is the key word when it comes to brand engagement. We offer tailor-made concepts and executions that will bring measurable impact, and more importantly create a lasting impression. From imaginative product launches to national campaigns, we think laterally to bring new and innovative ideas to your brand. Productions: For over 10 years we have specialised in superior lighting

performed. With an in house sound and photography studio now in place‌the possibilities are endless. Digital:

Contact us: BEYONDred Experience contact us at 011 786 2145 www.beyondred.co.za

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DISCOVER

8 Day Voyage: Sunday to Sunday

PARADISE

From R78 000 per person sharing

ISLAND HOPPING IN THE SEYCHELLES IN 2017

FLIGHTS, ONE NIGHT PRE-CRUISE ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSFERS INCLUDED IN THE CRUISE-FARE

Discover Seychelles through Crystal Yacht Cruises where you will find paradise exists both on and off shore.

ITINERARY: Saturday: Sunday: Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

Flight from South Africa to Seychelles, meet and greet at the airport and transfer to Eden Blu Hotel, St Anne Island Mahé/Victoria; St. Anne Island (overnight) St. Anne Island, Cousin Island, Praslin (overnight) Praslin (overnight) Praslin, La Passe, la Digue, Laraie Bay; Curieuse Island (overnight) Laraie Bay; Curieuse Island, Seychelles (overnight) Laraie Bay; Curieuse Island, Aride; Big Sister Island, Seychelles Mahé/Victoria, Seychelles (overnight) Mahé/Victoria, Seychelles – disembarkation, transfer to airport and flight to South Africa

THE CRYSTAL ESPRIT ALL-INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE ACTIVITIES Crystal Yacht Cruising is all about the destination and immersing oneself in a way that is enriching, enlightening and actively engaging. Activities include hiking through a tropical nature reserve, snorkelling directly from the yacht’s aft marina, experiencing the exhilaration of jet-skiing, with personal instructions and more…

2017 DEPARTURE DATES: 14, 21 & 28 January 4, 11, 18 & 25 February 4, 11 & 18 March

ENRICHMENT AND ENTERTAINMENT

SUITE SERVICES AND AMENITIES

• Destination immersion and lectures from experts • Cove Lounge – view movies, sports events and more • Nightly live music entertainment • A dedicated fitness and activities director • Choice of two complimentary Crystal Adventures – Cultural & Soft/Extreme Adventures, on most shore visits • Special activities led by specialists, such as yoga, meditation, photography, even drone flying instruction

• Personal butler service, gratuities included • Unpacking and packing upon request • Pressing and shoe shine • Stocked bar with complimentary non-alcoholic and select alcoholic beverages upon request • In-stateroom satellite TV & movies • Twice-daily housekeeping with nightly turndown service • ETRO Bathrobes and Slippers, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, and a menu of pillow options • Self-service guest washer/dryer available • In-suite iPads for entertainment, daily news, shipboard information • WiFi/Internet availability (60 minutes complimentary p. guest p. day, additional connectivity available)

FINE DINING • Complimentary select fine wines, champagne and premium spirits throughout the yacht • Open-bar service throughout the yacht • Gratuities for all shipboard staff • All non-alcoholic beverages and afternoon tea • Welcome champagne • 24-hour room service

For more informaion, contact Cruises International or your preferred travel agent. Crystal Yacht Cruises is proudly represented by Cruises International in South Africa. Contact: 011 327 0327 / reservations@cruises.co.za / www.cruises.co.za Terms and conditions: Space is limited, subject to availability and availability can only be determined at time of enquiry. Rates are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to exchange rate fluctuations and air fare fl uctuations. Transfers available from airport to ship and ship to airport. Economy class fl ights (ex Jhb) and one night’s accommodation (Eden Blu hotel) is included. Port charges of $728 are excluded but airport charges are included. Offer valid until 31 October 2016. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. Affluence Magazine |

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