THE MICHELANGELO: DECADENT LUXURY
The Michelangelo Decadent Luxury
Fall in love at Kuzuko
The final frontier with Elon Musk
Judging MasterChef South Africa
The final frontier with Elon Musk
The art of city living
The Commodore Hotel
The Maxim Lounge
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From the editor’s desk
Making time for what is important
It is all happening at Legacy
A ranger at heart
20 minutes with Jeannie D
On ice with Lewis Gordon Pugh
Romance under the stars
Indulge at Annica’s Deli
Setting trends with Bisse
Robben Island – Carving our nation’s hero’s
Recreating legends in art
DIAD to give Bolingo a facelift
Bakubung Bush Lodge
Answers to child trafficking with Child Trace
Judging MasterChef South Africa
Citrus Gin Seared Tuna from Andrew Atkinson
Grape Talk – A tour of local wines and wineries
New hybrid yacht - the CODE-X
The all new Porsche 911 GT2 RS
Get the look with Legacy Lifestyle
Dine out at The Grillhouse
Pampering at Cape Town’s Life Day Spa
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The perfect wedding venues
Save our rhinos
Sting: Every little thing he does is magic
Wedded bliss at The Michelangelo
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Its beach time!
Pronovias: Dresses of distinction
Diamond Dream Stilettos
Holiday with Hunter Hotels
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of Robben Island and a romantic breakaway to Kuzuko lodge to mention but a few. An article close to all of our hearts in South Africa, and around the globe, is our Kids feature, which, in this issue, focuses on rhino poaching and gives us a little more insight into these magnificent creatures and their habitat. For the first time we also take a closer look at what is on offer at a range of Legacy Lifestyle partners, ensuring you can better plan your shopping excursions as a member of this fantastic rewards programme. So we wish you happy reading and trust that this issue of Legacy Inspires is all that you want it to be and more. Charlene Carroll
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e are really excited to bring you this issue of Legacy Inspires, not only is it filled with a range of exciting places to visit but it also gives the bride to be a snapshot of some of the most exciting places to get married and then spend their honeymoon. Our Sculpt feature looks at a range of local artists and their contribution to a new exhibition called Legacy Legends that will be touring the Legacy properties from May 2012. Which leads me to ask who are your legends? Who has left a footprint in your heart or an imprint in your mind? Enough to have inspired you or made you change your path in life to take a new course, one where you create your own destiny and strive to leave behind your own legacy. Why not share that with us and email me with who has had the biggest influence on you as an individual. Breaking the mould, we have also included a host of new articles and regular features that will be included in the mag. You will see this with our travel health feature where we walk you through the devastating effects of malaria as well as a series of steps you can take to prevent the possibility of contracting the virus. Our celebrity this issue and model for our Exposé photo shoot is Jeannie D, a fascinating lady who shares with us her views on life as well as who have been an inspiration to her. We also take a sneak peak at the new Porsche eco-yacht, the judges of MasterChef South Africa, a trip to Mauritius, a tour
aster in the Pilanesberg has once again been an amazing experience. We took time out and went and stayed at Kwa Maritane, where it seemed as if all the birds in the area were also indoctrinated with Legacy’s brand of enthusiasm – happy to see us again, singing their tunes of joy. The elephant were right on cue at the water hole, warthogs fussing around and kudu, zebra and wildebeest making the plains in front of the hotel their permanent home. Rarely seen mountain reedbuck too rested in the shade of a nearby tree. A lion could be heard at night, but hadn’t made an appearance, all part of the daily fare at Kwa Maritane. Gavin, the new General Manager at the resort, and his team put on a spectacular feast at the boma on Saturday night accompanied by a faultless marimba band, great food and the chocolate mousse was better than ever. Coupled with the magnificent wildlife moving in and out of the Pilanesberg, the attentive care of our ranger Ralph, it is impossible to tire of God’s wonders in the Pilanesberg. We also popped into Bakubung, catching it at the end of a late summer rainstorm and met up with general manager Joel and his friendly staff for a few hours. The hotel was full, and only one room was available for inspection, so we took great pleasure in showing one of our guests, Gary, the newly decorated rooms with pride. The new rooms, along with Kwa Maritane’s newly decorated executive block, are a real delight to see. After our tour we had an inspiring dinner at Bakubung, where we were treated to succulent lamb, butternut soup and a good glass of Leopard’s Leap Chardonnay, all of which rounded off a great day. Our grandchildren also had great fun, spending quality time learning about snakes, insects and animal footprints, all at the tender age of two. All of this was part of the Legacy Junior Ranger programme, where children of all ages get involved
One should always take time out for family and to build memories
in learning to protect our environment in a fun-filled way. We also popped passed the new Kwa Maritane Spa on our visit, which is being well received by guests and day visitors from nearby Rustenburg. This month’s magazine, a holiday in its own right, focuses on weddings highlighting the new Pronovias ultimate one-stop wedding shop in the Towers Mall, as well as Legacy and Pronovias’ partnership where they are able to offer the ultimate wedding experience, from the dress to the venue and honeymoon location. Speaking of venues, it is hard to beat the Cupola at the top of the Michelangelo Towers, or Tshukudu’s remote lodges overlooking its water hole, the Commodore’s Presidential Suite with unsurpassed 270 degree views of Cape Town, Ghana’s Labadi Beach’s new suites, Swakopmund and Windhoek Country Club’s Presidential suites, the
Michelangelo and DaVinci Hotels, as well as The Wheatbaker in Lagos. Or for that matter a wedding at Kruger Park Lodge on the banks of the Sabi River. Over the past three months we have paid visits to many of our hotels in West Africa where Labadi Beach in Ghana was voted the best hotel in West Africa. It will soon be unveiling its new conference centre, capable of hosting 400 guests as well as an exciting new gym and spa. I also spent four days at The Wheatbaker and had a really great experience. What differentiates this hotel from other offerings in Lagos is the variety on offer – it boasts a delicatessen, lounge, bar, grillroom and two separate outside terraces, together with Nigeria’s best bedroom suites. It would seem that general manager Simon Grindrod and his team, are setting new standards in hospitality for others in Nigeria to match. After my stay I left Nigeria relaxed and not at all frustrated by the two-day delay in returning home. As part of our expansion plans, Legacy intends opening new hotels in West Africa, all built on our commitment to inspire our most valued asset – “our guests” with the excitement of new experiences and the boundless enthusiasm and commitment to service, as well as the excellence of our staff. Outside of our own hospitality business, it gives me great pleasure to announce that Hunter Hotels has joined the Legacy Lifestyle programme, offering amazing venues in locations where we are not at present. Legacy Lifestyle promises to add an array of new exciting partners in hospitality – all bound by the same ethics of service and inspirational experiences as the Legacy Hotel and Resorts. As the Lifestyle Programme beds itself down, more and more exciting offerings will be presented to its members. So we urge you to watch this space in the coming months. Kind regards Bart Dorrestein
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Raking in the awards Hot off the press the Desert Jewel Casino has been rated as the top casino in Africa by PMR. The PMR Africa awards aim to celebrate leaders in their fields by pegging their services and offerings against their nearest competitors. The awarding of the top African casino to the Desert Jewel Casino at the Windhoek Country Club Resort is testimony to the hard work, dedication and commitment displayed by the team and management – in making it a leader in its industry.
Million Dollar Mission at Desert Jewel Casino At the Desert Jewel Casino based at the Windhoek Country Club Resort everyone is a winner. But from now until 27 May 2012, you could win even more in the Million Dollar Mission. What can you win? Well unfortunately winner doesn’t take it all but a series of lucky winners stand in line to win N$1.3 million in Land Cruisers and cash. Don’t forget to play and you can literally drive away with the cash! Contact +264 61 205 5911
Calling all gourmet wine experts Hosted by MasterChef judge, Andrew Atkinson, the Piccolo Mondo restaurant at the Michelangelo Hotel is once more hosting its gourmet evenings. Come and join Andrew, Tammy and team for a fantastic evening of exquisite food, wines and malts. Our Piccolo Mondo restaurant; Sandton’s number 1 address to meet industry people and enjoy fine food.
Book an evening: 25 May 2012 Avontuur 29 June 2012 Morgenhof 27 July 2012 Whiskey 31 August 2012 Grangehurst 28 September 2012 Bosman 26 October 2012 Blaawklippen 30 November 2012 Allee Bleue For more information or for bookings contact Ellen Kunene on + 27 11 282 7463 or email@example.com
New chef at Maximillien adds new flavour to menu They say a new broom sweeps clean, but at the Maximillien new chef Bhoomidev Hurkhoo (Sawan) has added a taste explosion to its menu. Bringing to his kitchen a wealth of experience, Sawan is adding a new dimension to the palates of the guests of the Maximillien, and through his combination of flavours from native Mauritius as well as a host of modern techniques, he is offering guests an ‘east meets west’ dining experience. Contact +27 11 292 7111
Michelangelo’s executive chef is MasterChef judge Executive chef of the Michelangelo Hotel and its Piccolo Mondo Restaurant in Sandton, Andrew Atkinson can be seen on television screens across the country as a judge for the first season of MasterChef South Africa, currently being hosted on MNET. Andrew has represented SA at the Culinary, where he won the international gold medal for culinary excellence, and has led the Michelangelo team to clinch the title of “Best Fine Dining in Johannesburg” from the South African Restaurant Association, as well as the best dish, best stand and the most sales at the Taste of Joburg show last year. Find out what it takes to be a MasterChef at a Chef’s Table hosted in the Michelangelo kitchens. Contact +27 11 282 7000 or +27 11 282 7069
Dining with the chef If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate a special occasion or to spend some time with friends and family, then why not book a Chefs Table in the heart of the kitchens at the Michelangelo Hotel. Not only is this a great way to rub shoulders with the chef, but it’s also a great way to try and spend time with Andrew Atkinson, soon to be hot off the MasterChef South Africa film reel as one of its judges. Andrew is executive chef of the Michelangelo Hotel. Book a table for 8 or 12 people, enjoy a six-course gourmet meal with paired wines and watch the kitchen service unfold around you. Contact +27 11 282 7000
Legacy Hotels launch video gallery Ever wanted to peek behind the corner of a photograph to see what may be there before booking a hotel room? With the new virtual tour website from Legacy Hotels and Resorts you can now take a 360 degree view of each property’s facilities before you hit the booking button. Catch a glimpse of the rooms, a view of the restaurants, bars and common areas of all the Legacy properties and ensure your next booking doesn’t yield any surprises. Visit legacyhotels.com/videolibrary
Legacy’s DAVINCI Hotel & Suites named a leader by TripAdvisor.com and Bookings.com Legacy’s own DAVINCI Hotel and Suites has managed to position itself as a regular in the number one spot of the globally acclaimed websites TripAdvisor.com and Bookings.com. The websites take their lead from trusted advice from members who have visited the hotels and destinations that are being rated or reviewed, and then based on the quality of the service and their overall experience, will give these hotels a ranking. To date the DAVINCI has managed to stay a firm leader in the best global hotels in Sandton. Visit tripadvisor.com or Bookings.com
New Kwa Maritane spa the perfect place to unwind The new Kwa Maritane spa draws its inspiration from the surrounding Pilanesberg National Park with a host of signature treatments and consists of two treatment rooms and one luxury suite. It also has a manicure and pedicure lounge, relaxation area and hydro pool, rasul chamber and roman bath. The spa offers a complete range of services including massage and body therapy treatments, facial therapy as well as a series of signature treatments, packages and nail salon services such as manicures and pedicures. Geared to delight both local and international guests, it also stocks both local and international beauty and wellness brands including BABOR, Kalahari, Six and LCN. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
LEGACY LIFESTYLE The Legacy Lifestyle program has now been running for nearly 4 months and the response has been fantastic if not overwhelming. Guests continue to earn rewards for their stays and the number of partner affiliates is growing at a rapid rate every month. Testament to the growth and success of the program is that there have already been sufficient points earned by members to purchase a luxury sports car, such as the Porsche seen on page 114. To begin living your Legacy Lifestyle register at no cost on www.legacylifestyle.co.za
A ranger at
Setting the bar for resort management at Kuzuko Lodge
egacy Inspires speaks to Gerhard De Lange, the general manager at the Kuzuko Lodge in the heart of the Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape about his time with Legacy, why people should visit Kuzuko Lodge and his most memorable experiences.
So tell us Gerhard how long have you been with the Legacy Group? Too many to count! But in total it has been 10 years, I originally worked at Bakubung as head ranger of the resort in the early 90s, I then took on the role as head ranger of the Pilanesberg resorts which included Bakubung, Kwa Maritane and Tshukudu, after which I was appointed as the general manager of Tshukudu. When I say I, I must add that my wife and I have always worked together – so where we work we jointly manage the dayto-day operations of the properties where we are appointed. My time with Legacy has been split though, as I left for a while in 1997 to take my ranger experience to market. I did a lot of public speaking on the behaviour of lions to corporate groups, conservationists and the public, but when the bottom fell out of the economy in 2008 I went back to the Pilanesberg as a consultant to the resorts. It was then that Legacy approached me to take on a position at Kuzuko in December of 2008, and this is where I have been ever since.
What is it like for you working with the Legacy Group? This is a fantastic company that really cares for its people and it is a culture that comes across in the service that the staff present to guests. Our visitors can immediately pick up that our people care and that they feel they are part of something bigger. I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.
What are your main roles at Kuzuko? When my wife and I first came to Kuzuko in 2008, I was only supposed to look after the lodge in the capacity of general manager. But with my experience as a game ranger I was soon approached by SANPARKS to assist and help monitor the entire 15 000ha of the Addo Elephant National Park and its animals. It has been an incredible journey for me and I feel like I am working my dream.
What are the best parts about working at Kuzuko? Undoubtedly the staff. Every month we send electronic questionnaires to our guests and month after month we hit a 100% level of satisfaction on these. I believe that what makes a hotel is its people, and here at Kuzuko we have just that. More than 50% of our people have been here since we opened in 2007, they come from the local community and they love the lodge, they love the guests and treat them accordingly. It is a magical place.
What in your mind do your guests most enjoy about Kuzuko? The views where you can see forever, the tranquillity of the surroundings and its remoteness, the standard of the rooms, the quality of the food, the superb game viewing and again the staff. The animals within the grounds / park are an amazing asset to our business, as we have some of the best game viewing here. When we take guests out and find a member of the Big Five we spend a lot of quality time viewing the animals – our rangers are exceptionally trained and they add enormous value through the additional information they share with the guests about the animals. They simply love to share their knowledge.
What has been your best experience since having worked with Legacy? In 2008, while I was at Bakubung, we got a call from the office saying there were 200 people on their way for a game drive. In one hour we had the vehicles geared up and ready and we got on with it. My philosophy is that there is no such thing as “we cannot” – if people ask us for something we will make a plan and we will do it. It isn’t just my philosophy, but also a Legacy one in general.
Jeannie D REVIEW
Twenty minutes with South Africa’s
Vivacious, outgoing, spunky and completely lovable – so who is she?
ou may have seen her on Top Billing or Top Travel, you may even have heard her on Good Hope FM or seen her picture on the cover of a magazine. But seeing her is one thing, meeting her is entirely different. Legacy Inspires speaks to local celebrity Jeannie D while on shoot at The Michelangelo Hotel to find out a little more about what makes this remarkable woman tick.
So tell me who is this person behind the name Jeannie D? Wow, lets start with the easy questions first! Just kidding lets see… Ok well I am just Jeannie, I am a television presenter and I have been a radio presenter amongst a million other things. I would say that on the inside I am fiercely ambitious in everything I do, but I am still a fun and bouncy person who loves life. That said, I simply don’t handle confrontation well so I tend to avoid it as much as I can. To summarise, I am that person who wakes up happy every day.
You are no stranger to being in the public eye and your career has taken you to so many places. What would you say have been the real highlights of your career? Wow that is a tough question as I have had so many highlights it is difficult to pinpoint just one. As an example while working on the television series Top Travel I visited 26 countries on a programme that was syndicated worldwide, the amazing thing for me here was that the reach of the programme was global. I would get emails from South Africa to Mexico and the nature of the work I got to do and the people I met was simply amazing. I got to embark on so many journeys and experiences in such a short time, things that most people wouldn’t be able to do or achieve in a lifetime so I was truly blessed.
So yes I have to say I have had a lot of ‘pinch’ yourself moments from a walk down the red carpet at the Oscars, to a jaunt on a Husky Sled, right through to shooting the cover of a magazine on a rooftop in New York at minus four degrees in nothing but a skimpy little dress. All of it to date has been a highlight and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
You are a truly South African girl and even though you travel around the world you always come back here. Tell our readers, what do you take with you from South Africa in your travels? South Africans as a whole have a phenomenal work ethic. If something needs to get done we just get down and we do it, with no questions and no arguments. One thing I love about South Africa, that is uniquely different to the rest of the world, is that we don’t have a big celebrity culture filled with paparazzi and gossip magazines. I would have to say that this is especially true in the media space. When the camera stops rolling and you are used to being in front of the camera, you simply roll up your shirtsleeves and start helping the cameraman carry the tripod. You don’t get herded into celebrity areas, you simply get on with it so you always feel like you are involved.
Tell us what lies ahead for Jeannie? Well this year is going to be a really busy one for me. I have a fashion application currently in development, which I can’t really divulge much info on at this stage so watch this space. I have also started my own production company that is now starting to gain traction and momentum so we foresee big things from that. So in terms of my business I think 2012 is going to be all about taking everything forward and creating opportunities for my businesses and myself.
REVIEW I know it all looks very glamorous, but as much as I go to a television studio or a different country, it is all a job for me and it is not about the glamour, because the reality is that this industry is often a lot less glamorous than it looks.
What inspires Jeannie D each day? The fact that there is another day and there is so much that needs to be done. The fact that there is always more to see and more to experience and you are never quite finished.
If you could give something back to society what would Jeannie D give back? I am a spokesperson for the help2read organisation and often personally sit with the children on its programmes and help them learn how to read. I believe that if you can read you can do anything in life, even if your situation isn’t ideal, if you have the tools you will find a way to make things happen, and I believe that education is the only thing you need in life to succeed. You don’t need a wealthy family and you don’t need to rob a bank, education will help people see life more clearly and enable them to make the right decisions. I believe that as a society we should focus less on changing road names in South Africa and we need to focus more on education. The line “sorry we messed up” from government simply isn’t good enough. We need action plans in place that take an aggressive stance on education as a whole. Overseas teachers are revered, they are treated like gold, they are at the same level as a doctor or a lawyer, but here in South Africa they are nothing. There is something intrinsically wrong with that.
In terms of Jeannie D outside of work, I am getting married in December to the most amazing man with whom I have been together for years. So yes it’s a big year for me all round.
So on the personal front what lies in the future for you? I do want children, but not right now, I have things to do but I definitely want to be a mom.
Life must be quite a balancing act for someone as busy as yourself, what would you say have been your biggest challenges? My biggest challenge in life is balance – I simply cannot switch off so I often neglect my family. It is something I am working really hard on gaining, balance that is, and if there is any advice I can give to others is that you
simply must make time for the ones you love. You have to strike a chord with the stay at home girl and the career girl and realise that there is room inside you for both. For me life is always a mad rush that boils down to being something and someone to everyone, I donate so much of my time to my work that I have had to step back and focus on finding that balance.
So you started with the advice part, what advice can you offer the individual looking to break into the television or modelling business? It is a very difficult industry and you simply don’t get lucky moments anymore. You are not going to get a lucky break from throwing a temper tantrum in a bank, so you have to plot a path for yourself and plan out your dreams and your career.
Who are your role models in life? Tough one, Ryan Seacrest and Simon Cowell. Ryan because he has managed to achieve so much in his career and Simon because he is always right, people might not like him, but he is always right. As far as family goes, my grandfather was definitely one of my role models. I was incredibly close to him and he had this amazing moral currency that was his unwavering character.
So if you could leave a Legacy behind what would that be? I always say I am working on building an empire, what that means to me is that I am building a foundation for a family, a foundation that will ensure that I am able to leave something behind for my own family one day. legacyinspires.co.za
Polar Bear The Human
Who is this Lewis Gordon Pugh who leaps into freezing waters for conservation?
ome five years ago, a man few had ever heard the name of, stood on the edge of the sea ice at the North Pole in no more than a speedo and plunged into the waters below. A suicide mission? Far from it. The man was Lewis Gordon Pugh and his mission was to swim 1km across the North Pole in a bid to help protect the most wonderful places on the planet by raising awareness of climate change. As Pugh plunged into the depths his team stood by, monitoring his body rhythms and unlike you and me, instead of his core temperature dropping Pugh’s began to rise. His team called it ‘anticipatory thermogenesis’, the world nicknamed him the Human Polar Bear. But who is this man and what drives him to jump time and time again into waters well below freezing? Born in England, Pugh spent the first ten years of his life there before his family moved to South Africa where he then spent the next 17 years. Today he splits his time between the two countries. An environmental campaigner, a maritime lawyer and an endurance swimmer, Pugh has a simple vision. “I want to be a voice for water,” he tells us. “Water is our most precious resource and everywhere around the globe it is under threat and people take no notice of this. In short it is this that gets me out of bed, my desire to try and guard and protect it.” His motto is haunting ‘There is nothing more powerful than the made up mind’. But the North Pole swim was neither his first nor his last. Pugh has also swam the entire length of the River Thames, attempted to kayak the 1200km across the Arctic Ocean to the North Pole and swam in Lake Pumori, a glacial lake on Mt Everest, to highlight the melting of the glaciers in the Himalayas, to name a few. “I swim to monitor and bring attention to the state of our planet due to global warming and the impact it is having on our water supplies,” says Pugh. “The biggest changes I have seen have been in the Arctic where between 2005 and 2006 23% of the sea ice cover melted away.” But why swim to prove a point and more importantly why swim in such insane temperatures? And what about safety? “Firstly, I love swimming! But more importantly, swimming has enabled me to tell a story about the state of our environment. There is nothing more chilling than swimming across open sea where until recently there was a solid glacier,” says Pugh.
“The team puts a lot of safety around me during my expeditions – but wild animals like crocodiles, polar bears, hippos, sharks and even leopard seals can change a ‘safe swim’ into a ‘very dangerous swim’ quickly. I have been OK so far so fingers crossed this continues.”
exhilarating because it combined his two loves – mountains and swimming. On the flipside his most terrifying recount is his swim across the North Pole. “I remember standing on the edge of the sea ice, about to dive in and thinking: ‘If things go pear shaped now, how long will it take for my
I swim to monitor and bring attention to the state of our planet due to global warming and the impact it is having on our water supplies While the World Economic Forum voted Pugh as a Young Global Leader in 2010, he still feels that our leaders aren’t doing enough to conserve our natural resources. “Only 1% of the world’s oceans are protected compared to 142% of the land. It is woefully inadequate. Our oceans and aquatic life need urgent protection from pollution, climate change and over fishing.” “But there are people doing their bit, the former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, worked very hard to draw attention to the devastating impact climate change and rising sea levels are having, particularly as his country is one of the lowest lying in the world and the impact can be seen from its shores. But he was ousted in a coup just a couple of weeks ago,” adds Pugh. Growing up in Grahamstown, Pugh loves the Karoo and as a result has also become exceptionally vocal on the possibility of fracking for gas in this arid area. His rationale is that fracking has damaged underground aquifers around the world and water is too precious to be damaged in South Africa. Not just a swimmer Pugh is also a lawyer, something he says has enabled him to think through problems and argue properly. “In 2003 my best friend said to me: ‘Lewis it is so important that you follow your owns dreams in life, because if you don’t you will be following someone else’s. And imagine getting all the way to the end of your life and realising that’. At that moment I knew I wanted to swim and campaign for the protection of our environment and not sit in a law firm in London,” he reminisces. Pugh says his most exhilarating swim to date is still the one he took across a glacial lake on Mt Everest, stating it was
frozen body to sink 4.5km to the bottom of the ocean’. Not the best thought before you dive in. But it’s such a frightening and dangerous place.” Nothing seems to stop Pugh and he is already exploring new adventures to undertake, but in between these he gives numerous speeches across the world sharing his message with global leaders, and raising funds to finance his expeditions. Speaking about inspiration and leaving behind a legacy for future generations, Pugh says his parents and his team have been his greatest inspiration and the legacy he hopes to leave behind is a healthy ocean. “I would firstly like to urge people to follow their own dreams in life, secondly have a consistency of purpose, third surround yourself by the very best team and lastly never give up. Most battles are won in the 11th hour,” ends Pugh.
FAST FACTS Favourite holiday destination? Norway Favourite colour? Blue Favourite take away? Pizza Favourite animal? Polar bear Favourite famous person? Archbishop Desmond Tutu Favourite quotes? “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” Steve Prefontaine “I see Earth! It is so beautiful!” Yuri Gagarin
Magic Every little thing he does is
More than simply just a musician and too talented to put in a box
all him Gordon and Gordon Sumner will likely walk right by you. Since the ‘70s, when a fellow musician in the Phoenix Jazzmen goodhumouredly nicknamed him for his black and yellow striped sweater, the world has known him simply as Sting. Four decades on and few musicians can claim so long, prolific and successful a career as Sting can. A member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, his trophy cabinet is home to 16 Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award, and he also has several Oscar nominations for Best Original Song.
Too talented to put in a box It has been 17 years since Sting left The Police, the band he co-founded in 1977 and four years since he and band members Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers briefly reunited for the 2007-2008 Reunion world tour that made them the highest earning musicians in 2008. All told, The Police have sold in excess of 50 million albums worldwide and hits like Roxanne (1978), Can’t Stand Losing You (1978), Don’t Stand So Close to Me (1980), Every Little Thing She Does is Magic (1981), Every Breath You Take (1983) and The King of Pain (1983) have achieved iconic status. But while many still speak of Sting and The Police in the same breath, in the years between and since Sting has been anything but complacent, notching up hit after solo hit and selling in the region of 60 million albums. Among his better-known solo hits are If You Love Somebody Set Them Free (1985), Be Still My Beating Heart (1987), Fields of Gold (1993) and Brand New Day (1999). With an admitted wanderlust in his makeup, touring has always been the artist’s go-to strategy, and tour he has, around the globe more times than any reasonable person would be so bold as to count! Musically speaking though, it’s difficult if not downright impossible to assign a single or even an overarching genre to his music. Instead, the past 40-something years have seen Sting move from his jazz and jazz fusion roots to post-punk, reggae fusion, rock, pop, New Wave, New Age and blue-eyed soul. In 2006 he even released a baroque album featuring the songs of 16th century court musician John Dowland - Songs from the Labyrinth became the year’s top selling classical music album on the Billboard charts. Acting is another area of artistic endeavour that Sting has, if not excelled at, certainly not embarrassed himself in. Among his many movie credits are Dune (1984), The Bride
(1985) and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). While this constant reinvention of music and self has confounded those who would box and label him, it is precisely this that has kept him relevant and beloved by millions of fans around the world.
invitation to perform at the fourth Amnesty International gala, ‘The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball’. Though still a member of The Police, the four shows were Sting’s first solo appearances. He later went on to perform in Band Aid (1984), Live Aid (1985) and dozens more concerts in the decades since, to raise
A member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame From humble beginnings Not bad for an English kid from Wallsend, Newcastle, who sometimes helped his milkman father on milk delivery rounds as a kid, and himself worked as a bus conductor, construction worker and tax officer, before attending college and becoming a schoolteacher. Though he did a two-year stint as a teacher in his early life, the classroom would prove too small a stage for such remarkable talent. Sting’s destiny was to teach upon a broader stage. Born on 2 October 1951 in northeast England, Sting was the eldest of four children born to Audrey, a hairdresser and Ernie Sumner, a milkman and engineer. His parents’ marriage was an unhappy one, which ended with his mother taking off with one of his father’s co-workers. The unhappy result of this was a tense upbringing in which Sting served as protector to his younger siblings, keeper of secrets and to which he credits his continuing sense of detachment. Sting is himself the father of six children, two from his first marriage to actress Frances Tomelty and four from his second and current marriage of nearly 30 years to actress and film producer Trudie Styler. Like their father, nearly all have gravitated to the performing arts, with mixed success. Eldest son Joe is lead singer of British rock band Fiction Plane, Kate is an actress, Mickey a filmmaker, artist and actress, Jake a film director, Coco a singer who performs as ‘I Blame Coco’ and young Giacomo Luke is still just 16 years old.
Guided by conscience As distinctive as his raspy tenor is, so too is Sting’s long and illustrious track record as a human rights activist, conservationist and environmentalist. Long before hitching your cart to causes became ‘PR 101’ for celebrities, Sting showed the world that as always, he would let his conscience be his guide. So it was that in 1981, he accepted an
awareness and funds for the promotion and protection of human rights. In 1989 Sting and wife Trudie Styler founded the Rainforest Foundation, an environmental grant-making, lobbying and research organisation which has since helped to protect 28 million acres of rainforest in 20 different countries, by securing the legal rights of indigenous peoples’ to their ancestral lands – empowering them to defend and protect the land from deforestation. It is these and countless more examples like them that take the sting out of criticisms of his very public dislike of organised religion. Despite or perhaps because of his Catholic upbringing, Sting openly professes to prefer uncertainty over certainty in spiritual matters, believing the latter to be responsible for the many evils perpetrated in the name of religion. Though it’s not his stated credo, certainly his way of ‘doing unto others, as he would have them do unto him’, leaves little room for criticism of either his morals or ethics.
The fruits of his labour If Sting’s career has been prolific it has also been lucrative. In 2011 Britain’s The Sunday Times ranked him ninth in its list of Top 50 Richest Music Millionaires, with his wealth estimated at GBP 180-million. The artist owns several homes around the world, including Lake House, an Elizabethan manor house on 60 acres in Wiltshire, a cottage in the Lake District, a beach house in Malibu, an apartment in New York City, a 600-acre estate in Tuscany, two London properties including a flat on The Mall and a terrace house in Highgate, as well as homes in the Caribbean. A passion for playing chess, regular yoga practice and adherence to a macrobiotic diet, complete the picture of and raise more questions about this compelling artist. And where is he now? Why, on tour of course! Sting’s Back To Bass: Europe & South Africa Tour kicked off on 5 February in Newcastle and ends in Carhaix, France on 21 July 2012.
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A waterfront stroll on South Africaâ€™s top rated Blue Flag Beaches
outh African beaches rock! In case you’re wondering, we’re not referring to the stunning stone formations that grace so many of the country’s scenic beaches. No, this just in: The global Foundation for Environmental Education has awarded 27 South African beaches the coveted Blue Flag eco-label for 2012. The international non-governmental, non-profit Blue Flag programme works toward the sustainable development of beaches via strict criteria involving
Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, Safety and Other Services. This latter category extends to include outstanding life-saving standards, top-notch parking and spotless ablution facilities, among others. In other words, if you’re going to pick a beach, make it a Blue Flag beach. The Blue Flag programme started in France in 1985 and by 1987 some 10 European countries were participating. In 2001 the programme gained international
status when South Africa became the first country outside of Europe to participate. At present, around 3650 beaches and marinas in 46 countries have been awarded Blue Flag status. While the environmental benefits of taking part are self-evident, South African local authorities report some unexpected but entirely welcome spin-offs, including an increase in the number of visitors, improved behaviour by beachgoers and even increases in property prices, for homes located near Blue Flag beaches.
Western Cape Camps Bay Beach Playground of the rich and famous and stomping ground of the paparazzi, Camps Bay Beach is the international jet set’s most treasured, if worst kept, secret. Framed by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and against the Hollywood-style backdrop of Cape Town’s Table Mountain and Twelve Apostles mountain range on the other, this pristine white sandy beach plays host to international volleyball tournaments, as well as beach festivals and events in the summer months. Sidewalk cafes, restaurants and bars vie for position along Camps Bay’s famous beach-hugging Victoria Road and, come cocktail hour, the town is abuzz with the sounds of clinking glasses, laughter and conversation. Accommodation is also freely available throughout the area with long time favourites such as the Commodore and PortsWood easily accessible. Lifeguards are on duty throughout its December to March, Blue Flag season.
Hawston Beach For those who would take their respite ‘far from the madding crowd’, the Atlantic Ocean’s peaceful Hawston Beach and its rural surroundings, offer meditative bliss. Located in the tiny town of Hawston en route to Hermanus, the beach offers sweeping vistas of the beautiful coastal Cape mountains and an extensive dune system whose ecology is protected by the provision of designated boardwalks. Interpretive signage bids the nature enthusiast learn more about Hawston Beach’s unique vegetation and natural resources, while the ocean offers some of the safest swimming on the Western Cape coastline. Picnic areas and barbeque/braai facilities in the back beach area, along with an adjacent Abalone restaurant, offer visitors and guests ample opportunities for recreation and refreshment. Lifeguards are on duty throughout its December to March, Blue Flag season.
Muizenberg Beach Picturesque Muizenberg Beach has been a firm favourite of beachgoers since the 1800s and is home to the brightly coloured Victorian changing booths, that have graced postcards of the popular beach since time immemorial. The wide sandy beach, on the northwestern end of False Bay, is home to the Muizenberg Pavillion with its waterslide, outdoor swimming pool and miniature golf course as well as a seafront boardwalk that bids whale watchers enjoy a
30-minute stroll toward St James, while scanning the ocean for Southern Right whales and bottlenose dolphins. An average sea temperature of 20°C in summer makes for pleasant swimming and great surfing in the Atlantic Ocean, though winter brings even bigger and better surfing waves in the wake of its cooler waters. Indeed, Muizenberg is well known for its excellent surfing and has the longest ‘break’ in the Cape Peninsula – a wave that is rideable for an astounding 1,5km! An eclectic mix of seaside cafes,
restaurants, shops and surf shops with their equipment for hire and surf lessons on offer as well as close proximity to hotels such as the PortsWood and Commodore, complete this made-for-cinema portrait of the quintessential seaside getaway. Other regional attractions include the Muizenberg caves and a visit to Cecil John Rhodes’s Cottage along Muizenberg’s historical mile, while boardsailing, canoeing, yachting and fishing are the draw cards of nearby Zandvlei. Lifeguards are on duty throughout its December to March, Blue Flag season.
Dolphin Beach, Jeffreys Bay Surfers the world over, speak of Jeffreys Bay or J-Bay in tones of hushed awe. This world-famous Indian Ocean surfing destination is home to Dolphin beach, the town’s main beach and host to the annual Billabong Pro ASP World Tour surfing event every July. A wide, sprawling sandy beach, Dolphin Beach is a popular year-round attraction. This thanks to a trifling variation of around 5°C between average summer and winter air temperatures, though a winter water temperature of around 16°C is offered to the intrepid surfer or swimmer consider a wetsuit! Always pristine, Dolphin Beach has ample ablution facilities, showers and ramp access for people with disabilities. Besides excellent swimming and surfing and unparalleled shell collecting, the beach also features a water park with waterslides, miniature golf and quadbike rides and close proximity to Jeffreys Bay’s much touted Shell Museum. Other popular activities in this adventurer’s paradise include dune boarding, kite and windsurfing, canoeing, boardsailing and horse riding. Lifeguards are on duty throughout its six-month long, November to April Blue Flag season. Right: Dolphin Beach hosts the annual Billabong Pro ASP World Tour surfing event every July
Eastern Cape Humewood Beach The oldest of South Africa’s Blue Flag beaches, Humewood Beach, connects via a sandy subway to Port Elizabeth landmark, Happy Valley. The latter attraction features lawn chess, coloured lights in summer and a treasure trove of children’s storybook characters, with everyone from Winnie The Pooh to Harry Potter in attendance. This family-oriented Indian Ocean beach offers sheltered sunbathing, rock pools and safe swimming, as well as a packed programme of organised beach activities in the summer season. The beach’s facilities for the disabled are unparalleled and include the provision of special beach-ready wheelchairs that can be taken into the water, along with the friendly assistance of the local lifeguards. Humewood Beach is accessible via a promenade which links it to the other major beaches in the area as well as to the many facilities, restaurants, shops, hotels such as the Brookes Hill Suites are all within easy walking distance. Lifeguards are on duty throughout its six-month long, November to April, Blue Flag season.
Kwazulu-Natal Margate Beach Margate Beach epitomises the saying ‘fun in the sun’. This perennially popular Indian Ocean beach quite literally has something for everyone. Its 1km of golden sand and superb surf attract families in their droves, who come to swim, bodysurf, surf, bodyboard and even scuba dive at the world-renowned Protea Banks dive site, just north of the beach. Tropical coconut palms, grass embankments for sand-free sun-soaking, rock pools, a lagoon with paddleboats and canoes for hire, an Olympicsize freshwater pool, a water amusement park, cafes, restaurants and a packed summer programme of organised beach activities, make this one of South Africa’s top beach destinations. Completing this idyllic picture of the perfect beach, are extensive shark nets for swimming safety, top-notch ablution and shower facilities as well as disabled access via the promenade. In winter, Margate Beach offers front row seats to one of the greatest phenomena on earth, the annual Sardine Run. Thousands of visitors from around the world come to watch this bountiful banquet of millions of sardines, migrate up the coast, accompanied by feasting dolphins, sharks, whales and other large fish, as well as thousands of sea birds. Lifeguards are on duty throughout its yearround, Blue Flag season. For more information on the Blue Flag programme and the beautiful Blue Flag beaches of South Africa, along with links to photographs and additional information on individual beaches, visit the website www.blueflag.org.za
Above: The annual Sardine Run is one of the greatest phenomena on earth
South Africa’s blue flag beaches Western Cape
Bikini Beach Camps Bay Beach Clifton 4th Beach Llandudno Mnandi Beach Muizenberg Beach Silverstroomstrand Strandfontein Lappiesbaai Witsand Beach Hartenbos Beach Santos Beach Grotto Beach Hawston Beach Kleinmond Beach
Robberg 5 The Waves Dolphin Beach, Jeffreys Bay Kariega Beach Kelly’s Beach Humewood Beach Kwazulu-Natal Lucien Beach Margate Beach Marina/San Lameer Ramsgate Trafalgar Beach Umzumbe Beach
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romance under the stars Romance, adventure and relaxation define a visit to Kuzuko
here is a place of magic one must go to at least once in their lives. A place where the star dusted canvas of the night sky drips down into a rich expanse of glorious African bushveld and the breaking dawn brings with it new life and new adventures. This is Kuzuko Lodge. Affectionately known as the â€œPlace of Gloryâ€?, Kuzuko takes pride of place on a set of hills within a private section of the malaria-free Greater Addo Elephant National Park. Its backdrop is the magnificent Winterberg Mountains and the Kaboega plains, both jewels of the Eastern Cape in which it makes its home. Known for its breath taking views, utter seclusion, sheer luxury and some of the best game viewing the region has to offer, Kuzuko is a firm favourite of both local and international guests and is a scenic two-hour or a mere 168km drive from Port Elizabeth, in the Karoo region of the Eastern Cape.
Staying at Kuzuko What makes this Legacy property so unique is its layout and its position. Made up of 24 luxury lodges each with their own private veranda, that open up to unspoilt views of the surrounding bush, Kuzuko truly does offer its guests something special. Lodges can be made up as either double or twin rooms and come equipped with sleeper couches for children under 12, who at Kuzuko stay and eat for free when sharing with adults. For the family of small children, toddler friendly patios are also available, that will not obscure or hamper the panoramic views. Your own little slice of Africa also comes with all the basics you would expect from a luxury lodge, including: en-suite bathrooms with baths and showers; mini-bar; tea and
For the more adventurous the rangers have created a range of hands on activities that include a Big Five game walk and a cheetah walk coffee making facilities; air-conditioning; colour televisions and selected satellite channels; as well as Internet data points if you simply canâ€™t step completely away from the office.
Weddings and honeymoons A favourite for the romantic at heart, Kuzuko is ideal for the couple looking
to add a bushveld spin to their wedding or as the perfect secluded spot for honeymooners. Weddings hosted at Kuzuko combine the romance of the Karoo and true South African hospitality, all perfectly wrapped in the five star style you would expect from a Legacy Lodge. Wedding packages are tailor-made for legacyinspires.co.za
LUXURY dining experiences where meals can be taken inside your lodge or on your private deck; champagne breakfast in the bush after a morning game drive; or perhaps a private dinner in the bush boma; a private candlelit dinner in the lodge boardroom; or alternatively the lodge dining room or outdoor deck with a romantic table set in a private nook.
Family time But while Kuzuko is fantastic for romance, it also makes for an excellent holiday destination, for the whole family. That said, leisure time is not a must have at Kuzuko, it is a given, and guests can spend their time lounging around the infinity pool, taking time out with the family in the lounge or
each brideâ€™s preference, with ceremonies being available on top of the swimming pool where a gazebo can be erected on top of the pool. Alternatively if you want a Karoo farm style wedding then you can make use of the reception building, the bride looking for a country styled wedding can opt for the chapel, or for the more modern bride the conference rooms can be decorated to provide a little extra flair. Reception venues available include the restaurant, boma or conference room. For the honeymoon couple, special private romantic itineraries are tailormade by the Kuzuko team, where you and your partner can spend as much alone time as possible together. A firm favourite amongst honeymooners is alternating
being spoilt rotten in the wellness centre. Outside of the lodge itself are numerous game and bush activities, where you will be taken through the delicate eco-system of the Karoo as well as the history of Kuzuko, all provided under the guidance of its highly qualified and dedicated game rangers. The main lodge offers dining facilities, with world-class kitchens and a stunning menu as well as bar, curio shop, conference facilities and bush braai boma.
Outdoor activities As game viewing is one of the main highlights at Kuzuko the team has created a number of packages and time slots for guests. Morning game drives include bottled water, tea, coffee and home-made
Opposite: An elephant patrols the grounds below Kuzuko Top: Romantic sundowners at the end of a days game drive Above: Kuzuko offers viewing of the Big Five, seen here are two male lions.
The more romantic at heart may want to consider a night drive, the perfect time to catch the magnificent canopy of stars rusks for those hoping to be the early bird on their adventure. The lazy afternoon drives, designed for those looking to unwind while trying to catch sight of their favourite animals, also provides snacks and beverages for guests. The more romantic at heart may want to consider a night drive, the perfect time to catch the magnificent canopy of stars that
frame the lodge as well as the perfect time to a glimpse of the evening predators out to catch their first meal of the day. For the more adventurous the rangers have created a range of hands on activities that include a Big Five game walk and a cheetah walk. Animal tracking adventures with the general manager are also provided and can range from a three-hour walk to
an all day excursion that will then include a meal in the bush. Other firm favourites include the nature walk, Khoisan cave walk and the awe inspiring cosmic safari. The team at Kuzuko are especially proud of their game viewing packages and have been touted, by guests, as one of the most interactive experiences they have ever encountered. Do not for one second believe that once you have spotted one of the Big Five you will be off in a flash to view the next one. No, this team will walk you through an entire understanding of the animal, its habitat, its history and what makes it so unique. Allowing you to walk away knowing you have spent quality time with a member of the Big Five. A range of 4X4 courses making use of one of the game viewing vehicles are also on offer and are made up of a vehicle based activity course including activities such as vehicle recovery from a muddy dam, blind fold driving and tyre changing. The 4X4 Trail, where oneâ€™s own vehicles can be used, includes a scenic drive through mountainous area. Other activities include Wild Fly Fishing in the Karoo, a hands on visit to the Kuzuko Foundation Community project as well as themed dinner parties.
The wellness centre If trudging through the bush isnâ€™t quite your thing then why not pop on over to the wellness centre and spa while the kids get entertained throughout the day? Here you can indulge in a range of massages, including its famous Karoo neck, facial and scalp massage. There are couples treatments, business packages, in-room
LUXURY place in the reserve, here approximately six clues are given with the final event taking place at the lodge or the boma and involves hands-on nature conservation. For the more relaxed and sedate teams there is always the Potjiekos Cook-Off, here ingredients and utensils are supplied by the lodge and the event takes place either around the pool or at the boma.
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packages as well as express packages where you can enjoy a light treatment or massage at the pool. Other treatments include a range of facials, manicures and pedicures, hand and feet treatments, body wraps, as well as a full set of beauty treatments. The range has been designed to accommodate women, men and children and there is something for everyone.
For the busy executive If you are lucky enough to be whipped off to Kuzuko for a business trip then know that the conference facilities are like no other, with spectacular views of the Winterberg Mountains. They are able to accommodate a variety of layouts that include the u-shape room for 24 people, the school room for 30 people, cinema style for 48 people and a board room for 18 people. Facilities are state-of-the-art and organisers can make use of its TV Flat screen 15 inch, VHS/DVD player, wall projecting screen, flip charts with paper or white boards, complimentary notepads and pens as well as a LCD projector. For the more relaxed business teams Kuzuko also has a range of team building activities and packages. The Amazing Kuzuko Race is a time based activity which takes
A family holiday is never complete without catering for the children and at Kuzuko your kids are not just well looked after, but also spoilt rotten. Activities include the ‘Fun in the Sun’ pack complete with bag, hat, sun block, insect repellent and a pre-organised activity. Organised activities such as the Wilderness Ramble let your children get up close and personal with all the local goggas, Jurassic descendants and other interesting visitors and plants around the lodge, involves a treasure hunt and is ideal for kids between 5-10 years old. A firm favourite is “Do it like the Khoisan Kids did it” where they can experience the Karoo the bushmen way. Here they will explore nature and the remnants of caves and a Khoisan painting gallery, where they will be required to memorise the paintings and then redraw them on their return to the lodge with a brush made by themselves from the local flora. Another great activity for kids is the “Kids on Safari” outing where they are able to explore the Big Five reserve on a private kids safari, learning about the big and the small five and all the other critters living in the bush. Activities for smaller children are on offer via the Tiny Todd’s programme that includes colouring, puzzles, games and fun activities in a secure and monitored environment. Kuzuko is more than simply a holiday destination it is an experience of a lifetime. A place where you can rekindle your humanity, rediscover your love of nature and ultimately relax and unwind. No wonder it is called the place of glory – because a Kuzuko holiday truly is a glorious one. Contact For bookings visit: www.legacyhotels.com
Opposite top: World class game viewing Opposite bottom: The lodges of Kuzuko This page: The dining at Kuzuko completes the experience, offering gourmet meals enjoyed while taking in the sweeping views
kuzuko guestbook The pages of this book must be bursting with so much love, because this place grabs a hold of your heart the second you arrive. I hope it never lets go. - London Great holiday adventure! Finally saw a black rhino! Everyone was delightful. Thanks for the experience. - North Carolina, USA Thank you for lovely African experience. A beautiful place on earth! - Norway Had a great African adventure. You ticked all the boxes. - Ireland We celebrated the end of our honeymoon here and it was amazing, safaris were fantastic- Tammy and Romeo made a fun and educational game drive. The accommodation is the best we have been to. Great food and service particularly Jo-Ann, thank you for making our trip so special. - United Kingdom What a lovely holiday African adventure! Thank you so much for the amazing service. We saw our first black rhino! You truly have a hidden treasure here. - North Carolina, USA and Pretoria, SA We were blessed by seeing all the animals, enjoyed the spa and the meals were just great. Thank you all very much for the stay and we will come back as soon as possible. - Zurich Like heaven, thank you very much! - Munich, Germany Thanks Freddie for taking us so close to the animals especially the two lions and elephants. We had a great time. - Austria We had a fantastic time here in Kuzuko, we are on honeymoon and this is the best place we have visited in South Africa. The staff are very professional and ranger Riaan is super. - Argentina
for lovers of food
Let Annica spoil your taste buds while you sit back and relax
f you are a lover of fine foods and delicious wines then Annica’s Deli is the place to be with its tastes and style of Europe, brought to South Africa by Annica herself. Serving food for the sophisticated taste buds, Annica’s offers exquisite catering and is the ideal venue for any special occasion, be it Mothers Day, Valentines Day or simply an intimate, yet ideal wedding venue. Every Friday and Saturday night you will be entertained by a Jazz band and Sunday mornings you can enjoy an intercontinental breakfast with crispy bacon, sautéed mushrooms and eggs done just the way you like them. If you are trying to trim back the waistline then don’t let the promise of succulent treats fool you, Annica has included a special section for you on the menu, and the
Low GI carrot cake is simply a must try. So if it is truffle cakes, chocolate boxes or a perfectly cooked steak you are after, then Annica will pull out all the stops to ensure you get what you are looking for. Open every day, you can pop in and enjoy the formal inside setting or relax and unwind in the casual outside atmosphere – but if you are to do one thing – then make sure you pop in and treat yourself at Annica’s.
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Setting trends with The mark of quality menâ€™s fashion
ome 34 years ago a small Turkish company decided to embark on a journey to bring its exclusive flair of menâ€™s fashion to the world. Its philosophy was to become a brand, beyond a niche designer label, without compromising quality. Today Bisse is known for its excellence in fabrics, design, durability and quality, setting global trends in the design of its suits, blazer jackets, pants, overcoats, trench coats, knitwear, t-shirts and
footwear lines. As a global player, this once small Turkish only company now boasts 34 stores in Turkey and over 18 international stores, not to mention the volume of shirts it exports to leading retail outlets. For Bisse to make a shirt is an art, and what completes this art is the details. It is this detail that the company believes has paved its road to success earning it a reputation for style and class â€“ making it the global leader it is today.
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Robben Island A visit to
The many faces of a revered heritage site
ormer leper colony, infirmary and prison, and the place where South Africa’s beloved ‘Madiba’, Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years of imprisonment. Now, a South African National Monument, National Museum, National Heritage Site and World Heritage Site, Robben Island is the number one, mustsee tourist destination in Cape Town, South Africa.
INTEREST As multi-faceted as its long and mottled history as a place of banishment, repression, seclusion and punishment, Robben Island is at once a stark reminder of ‘man’s inhumanity to man’ and, on the back of South Africa’s triumph over apartheid, a beacon of hope and inspiration to future generations. Robben Island’s substance is best described by these excerpts from the Nomination Dossier for its World Heritage status: “The Buildings of Robben Island bear eloquent testimony to its sombre history” and “Robben Island and its prison buildings symbolise the triumph of the human spirit, of freedom and of democracy over oppression.”
The Land Mass Robben Island derives its name from the Dutch for ‘Seal Island’, though the seals that are in evidence today are the result of the 1983 reintroduction of the African Penguin to the island, rather than offspring of the island’s abundant 17th century colony. Viewed from a distance, Robben Island looks innocuous, almost inviting – a green oasis amid the cold blue waters of the rocky and unforgiving Cape coastline. But looks are deceiving and whatever else the island may be, innocuous it is not. Flat and low lying, Robben Island is located 6.9km west of Bloubergstrand and measures 3.3km long and 1.9km wide. It is in fact the summit of a submerged mountain, linked by an undersea
saddle to the coastline of Table Bay. The island itself is host to a complex and sensitive ecosystem, which includes some 132 species of birds, and under South African law is a protected nature conservation area.
Top left: Cell number 5 in which Mandela served part of his sentence Top centre: Nelson Mandela, more fondly refered to as Madiba or Tata Madiba (Xhosa for father) Top Right: The lighthouse of Robben Island Above: The Cape Fur seals of Robben Island
In the light of Robben Island’s solemn past and its current role as an educational museum, the words of the Spanish-born American philosopher, George Santyana ring especially true: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” —Life of Reason, Reason in Common Sense, Scribner’s, 1905, p. 284. And remember it they do. Among the eclectic and cosmopolitan mix of tourists to Robben Island, South Africans are easily identifiable as the more sober ones. They come to pay their respects, to bow their heads and give thanks to the political prisoners of recent times – those freedom fighters whose relentless pursuit of freedom tipped the scales of conscience to bring about the end of Apartheid (1994) and herald in a hard-won democracy that is still just 18 years young. Nelson Mandela was undoubtedly Robben Island’s most celebrated prisoner, among a long list of political prisoners that would in time come to read like the Who’s Who of South African politics. His cell, cell #5, has been preserved as it was. The image of a 5m 2 cell with a small wooden nightstand, steel mess bowl and cup, a bucket and folded blankets, but no bed, provides a fascinating insight into the prison-life of the man who would become South Africa’s first democratically elected legacyinspires.co.za
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INTEREST President in 1994. If the island prisoners’ accommodations provided hard-living, their days were filled with hard labour, cutting limestone in the island’s quarries. The blinding glare of the limestone face would cause prisoners’ eyes to become permanently light sensitive and even semi-blind, while the inhaled limestone dust would cause lung damage. To this day, photographers are asked to avoid using flash when photographing Mandela, for this very reason.
Layers of History Apart from the prison complex and limestone quarry, Robben Island has retained a great many of the remnants from its chequered past. In an area known as The Village, stands the old Clubhouse of 1840 and the Anglican Church built in 1841 with prison labour, both excellent examples of early Cape Gothic style. The island even boasts a church designed by renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker and built by lepers in 1895. The Church of the
Viewed from a distance, Robben Island looks innocuous, almost inviting – a green oasis amid the the cold blue waters of the rocky and unforgiving Cape coastline
Good Shepherd, or Leper’s Church as it is better known, is surrounded by leper graves – a reminder to visitors of this near century-long chapter in the island’s history. Another key attraction is the 18-metre high Robben Island lighthouse, that was built in 1964 atop Minto Hill. Lighthouse aficionados are fascinated by this installation, which is the only one in South Africa to use a flashing rather than a revolving light. The light is visible for 24 nautical miles and undoubtedly provides better warning of the perilous coastline than did the 17th Century bonfires of Jan van Riebeeck, in the same location. Of further historical significance are the relics of Robben Island’s military stint as a training and defence station during the Second World War. Indeed, the present-day harbour at Murray’s Bay was born of the makeshift timber jetty that was built in the 1940s for the offloading of coastal defence guns. The Moturu Kramat, a sacred site for Muslim pilgrimage, was built on the island in 1969 to commemorate Sayed Abdurahman Moturu, the Prince of Madura. The site continues to attract pilgrims as well as those who would pay their respects to one of Cape Town’s first imams, who was exiled to Robben Island in the mid-1740s and died there in 1754.
Chequered Past From the outset Robben Island would prove to be the ideal location for a prison, surrounded as it is by the inhospitable Atlantic Ocean, yet readily accessible by boat from the mainland. Accounts vary but according to the Robben Island Museum, the first recorded landing on the island was in 1498 by the fleet of Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. By circa 1525, the island had assumed its prison mantle and was home to Portuguese convicts, and once assumed this mantle proved hard to shake.
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In 1652 the Dutch East India Company established a way-station in Cape Town for its ships en route to the Dutch East Indies and in short order the First Commander of the Cape, Jan van Riebeeck began to use Robben Island to imprison slaves and prisoners of war. These luckless inhabitants were put to work cutting stone and burning seashells for the lime needed to build the settlement of Cape Town. In 1846, almost two hundred years later, the island would become home to lepers, the chronically ill and the insane. This latter development because the location was deemed ideal for a hospital – remote enough to isolate dangerous cases, yet with a climate deemed to be healthy and therapeutic for the ill. In the absence of a cure or treatment for either leprosy or insanity, however, the island was as much of a prison to these ‘patients’ as it remained to the political and common-law prisoners who continued to be kept on the island. In 1931 with the last of the lepers gone from the island it returned to full service as a prison, before the Second World War
and its strategic defence location saw it pressed into additional service as an Army and Naval coastal defence station in the years 1939 to 1959. In 1961 Robben Island became a maximum-security prison for political prisoners incarcerated by the apartheid regime. It would wear this mantle until 1991, whereafter it served as a medium security prison for criminal prisoners until closing in 1996. In 1997 the island became a Museum and National Monument and in 1999 a World Heritage Site. Prior to becoming the PortsWood Hotel, the site was in fact the holding cells for prisoners waiting to be transferred to Robben Island. Steeped in history, the hotel, when it was built, was built around these historical artefacts and in doing so many of these original elements of the cells can still be seen. These include the water well in the hotel lobby and the original prison cell walls and iron buckles in the restaurant. For all it has been and all it will be for generations to come, Robben Island is well worth a visit!
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Opposite top left: Tokyo Sexwale Opposite top right: The current President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma Opposite bottom: Robben Island as seen from Lions Head This page top: Cape Town’s Table Mountain viewed from Robben Island Above: Political freedom fighter Walter Sisulu
The Robben Island Museum operates educational as well as daily standard tours, departing from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V&A Waterfront. Weather permitting, the ferry departs daily at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm for a 3.5 hour long tour of the island, which includes the two 30-minute ferry rides to and from the island. The standard tour includes a trip to the Maximum Security Prison, interaction with an ex-political risoner, a 45-minute bus ride with guided commentary and the opportunity to explore the Murray’s Bay Harbour area and attractions like the Moturu Kramat and the Museum Shop. For more information on the Robben Island Museum visit www.robben-island.org.za
Famous former political prisoners of robben island • Dennis Brutus, former activist and poet • Ahmed Kathrada, former Rivonia Trialist and former politician and Member of Parliament Mosiuoa Lekota, imprisoned in 1974, President and Leader of the Congress of the People • Mac Maharaj, former accused at Little Rivonia Trial and currently official spokesperson of the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma • Nelson Mandela, African National Congress leader and former President of South Africa • Amos Masondo, former Mayor of Johannesburg • Govan Mbeki, father of former President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki. Govan was sentenced to life in 1963 but was released from Robben Island in 1987 by PW Botha • Billy Nair, former Rivonia Trialist and ANC/SACP leader • Joe Seremane, current chairperson of the Democratic Alliance • Tokyo Sexwale, businessman and former premier of Gauteng province • Walter Sisulu, former ANC Activist • Robert Sobukwe, former leader of the PAC • Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa and leader of the African National Congress
Recreating the wonders of
Artists collaborate in Legacy Legends exhibition
he word legend refers to a body of stories, relating to people, objects or places that are handed down from one generation to the next. They are the stories that dreams are made of, aspirations carved from and that motivate and inspire man each day. It is with this that Legacy and Art Afrique will be kicking off its Legacy Legends art exhibition in May 2012. The exhibition will start at the Art Afrique gallery in the Legacy Corner Mall, at the Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, and then tour the country, spending one week at each Legacy hotel and resort along its way. But what is Legacy Legends and where does it draw its inspiration from? The exhibition has been inspired by people, works and places that have been created by legendary people and that have left a legacy on the patchwork quilt of time. Created by a group of South African artists, the exhibition is made up of a range of artworks, commissioned specifically for the show, taking inspiration from these “legends” and making use of the artists very own style of design and creativity. The five artists who have been working on the project include: Abe Mathabe, Senzo Shabangu, Phumzile Buthelezi, Lehlogonolo “Hloni” Mashaba and Molefe Thwala. A sixth artist was initially included in the mix, Isaac Sithole, who unfortunately passed away soon after being commissioned. A wellknown and respected artist, Isaac’s works were going to focus on traditional African folklore. Now a legend himself, his works include a series of woodcuts on the different traditions of the Zulus, including the art of making drums and beer.
The exhibition has been inspired by people, works and places that have been created by legendary people and that have left a legacy on the patchwork quilt of time.
Abe Mathabe Abe’s speciality includes miniature figures and is today the only black African artist in the miniature society and his contribution to Legacy Legends will include a range of miniature works in line with the theme of the exhibition. His main influence in his works is Rembrandt van Rijn. Born at Pimville in 1959, Abe spent three years studying part time under the late Durant Shilali at Entokwezweni Community Centre. He has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions, the most recent of which was 30 years of Printmaking held in Soweto. Known as a master of the intimate, he specialises in minute drypoint prints and ball point pen drawings and particularly enjoys drawing landscapes from which he gets his inspiration by travelling through South Africa and Botswana. He has been quoted as saying that he loves to sketch “ladies moving away on windy days”.
Senzo Shabangu The artworks commissioned to and reproduced by Senzo Shabangu will include depictions of the Eiffel tower, New York, Rome, the Sidney Opera House and Johannesburg to name a few, all keeping in line with his love for depicting buildings. Senzo, originally from a small town in Mpumalanga, usually draws his artworks upside down showing the buildings in a completely different way as to how we normally see them. The rationale for this is that when he came to Johannesburg as a young aspiring artist he felt enormous pressure from his surroundings and felt the buildings pushing down on him.
His works have included public art such as the 2010 World Aids Day Project at Drill Hall in Johannesburg, the 2009 Sonke Justice Murial Project at the corner of Miriam Makeba and Jeppe streets in New Town Johannesburg, and the 2008 Sonke Justice Murial Project against Xenophobia at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. His community work has seen his involvement in the 2010 100 Doors Project in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, where he painted a door to raise funds for child welfare as well as the Keleketla Art Auction at Art Afrique in 2009.
Opposite: Group work Top and Above: Work by Abe Mathabe
they contain, and then stitched them together using a manual sewing machine.
Lehlogonolo “Hloni” Mashaba
Phumzile Buthelezi The next range of works come from Phumzile who traditionally takes recycled prints and cuts them into smaller pieces which she then works into a collage. Her works will include a range of famous works from artists, all of whom have left behind a legacy and then duplicate them in her own style. Artists from which she has drawn her inspiration include Picasso and Van Gogh, while the works will look like the masters, they will carry her own unique style and flavour. Her mother a seamstress and her father a handyman, Phumzile always attributes her talents to her parents. She makes extensive use of mixed mediums, combining both arts and craft in her pieces, taking old materials she has found and coupling them with new materials to create her works. Her current portfolio, outside of Legacy Legends, is made up of a myriad of prints and proofs she collected while studying printmaking. She has cut these into different shapes and sizes, guided by the drawings
Top: The group works on a piece of artwork Above: The artists at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
Tasked with taking famous sayings, stories and folklores and turning them into works of arts, Hloni will tap into his experience as an Intaglio, relief, monotype and silkscreen printmaker to construct these works. Although he initially started in life with dreams of being an interior designer, his passion for the visual arts and their sense of representing “eternal truth” as opposed to passion, soon overtook this desire. Originally from KwaThema in the east rand of Gauteng, Hloni’s artworks traditionally focus on identity, and on the substance of “being” of inanimate objects and people, as well as works that are centred on behaviour in relation to time, space and memories. His works can be seen in a collection of places, including a project he worked on for the Bus Rapid Transit stations in Johannesburg, to name only one.
Molefe Thwala Also a printmaker, Molefe’s contribution to Legacy Legends will include a series of stories and commentary as well as formulas that he has converted into works of art. The basis of this is taking a great formula, like that created by Einstein, and then depicting it through art, showing the works left behind by legends. Molefe’s artwork focuses on issues of ‘identity’, who we are and where we come from. Some of the sub-themes he has addressed in his work include memory and how identity affects his space and places. A
lauded artist he has worked around the globe. His projects have included the printing of the MTN 30 Years in Soweto Portfolio and a collaboration with Kim Berman for the SASOL Wax competition for which he was a finalist. Since 2006, he has exhibited at several galleries in Johannesburg, including the Thompson Gallery, the Gallery on the Square in Sandton, the Johannesburg Art Gallery and the Stewart Gallery, as well as the Greater Port Elizabeth Gallery Centenary Exhibition. The exhibition will also contain a series of collaborative pieces, done jointly by the artists while staying at Kwa Maritane. The pieces include a work of Princess Diana, Nelson Mandela and Opera Winfrey. For more information about Legacy Legends and to catch it in your area contact +27 11 292 7113 or call in at Art Afrique, Shop no: U405, Level 4 Legacy Corner Mall, corner Maude & 5th Streets, Sandton. tribute to a great artist isaac sithole 1974 – 2012 Isaac was borne in Maputo, Mozambique, in 1974 into a family with no artistic background. However undeterred by his placement at birth, Isaac fervently followed his dream of becoming an artist. Taking a leaf out of the book of wood carvers in his area, at the age of 12, he applied himself and started learning the art of woodcarving. After moving to South Africa with a friend, he continued to develop his talent, and worked as a professional woodcarver producing numerous sculptures and then discovering woodcut printing, a medium that so suited him, he would later excel in. He also worked with colour reduction woodcut techniques, involving cutting away at the woodblock each time a different colour was printed. This art saw him create a series of small editions, using glowing colour combinations to depict the message and mood of the print. Inspired by daily and cultural events in the lives of village people, Isaac was sensitive to cultural and historical events and also depicted animals and birds in highly decorative settings using plants and landscapes as their backdrops. “I am inspired by the beauty in the ordinary, to transform the spirit of the living into art.” - Isaac Sithole
einventing or redesigning an existing icon is never a small feat, and even less so when it is in a different country, such as Nigeria. But that said this is the undertaking that Legacy Hotels and Resorts has decided to embark on with the revamp and refurbishment of the iconic Bolingo Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. Abuja is now formally the capital city of Nigeria and is located in the centre of this behemoth West African country. Not the traditional or historic capital, Abuja was only declared the capital in late 1991, after being purpose-built as a â€œplanned cityâ€?, and because of its neutral position between previously rival cultures in the area. The most iconic geography defining the region is Aso Rock, a 400m monolith that eerily stands above its surrounds and was formed as a result of water erosion. Less monolithic, but by no means less iconic to the area, is the Bolingo Hotel which for the last couple of decades has been a firm accommodation favourite amongst locals and tourists to the area.
DIAD to work magic at the
Turning an icon of the past into an icon for the future
Main: Bolingo designed around a plaza styled notion Above: Plans for Balingo include clean lines and open spaces
When first identifying the Bolingo as a new investment into the area, Legacy knew the hotel would need a top to toe refurbishment, including an entire new brush stroke to the interior design palette currently in place at the hotel. It is with this that it turned to long-time interior design partners and specialists, DIAD, Darley Interior Architectural Design, to help with the task. With extensive experience in designing the interiors of five and six star luxury hotels, spas and luxury residential properties, as well as having worked on the interiors of the Michelangelo Hotel, Shiree Darley and her team are no strangers to a challenge. So when approached by Legacy to work with the company on the refurbishment and interior design of Abuja’s Bolingo Hotel, the
When we design interiors, we don’t just throw fabrics down to try and create a style, we like to give each one of our designs a sense of place company couldn’t wait to apply its expertise. According to Amanda Elliott at DIAD, when approached by the Legacy team, the brief was clear – bring an entirely new look and feel to all areas of the hotel, including the design of all spaces, add an element of the local cultural dynamics and create something entirely new. “When we received the initial plan we
were at first shocked by how dark and small the spaces we had to work with were,” states Amanda. “It was our job to not only lift these, but create an entire new signature design for the Bolingo that would position it as a five star luxury destination.” But the task of designing the initial concept of what the hotel, when complete, would eventually look like was more legacyinspires.co.za
DESIGN daunting than it looked. Working with architect Francois Pienaar, the DIAD team have decided to draw their inspiration from the region. This includes the colours, sights, sounds, cultural diversity, local artwork, fabrics and people of Abuja and Nigeria itself. Their portion of the project entails working on the interior of all of the public spaces, including the reception areas, restaurants, bars and the like as well as all of the rooms. But in order to transform the Bolingo from its almost 70s styled architecture, to be able to fit in with the design excellence required by the Legacy Group, much of the hotel will need to be gutted and entirely redone.
“The project is extensive and the whole concept of the hotel will be designed around a piazza styled notion, where guests will have access to a retail centre, conference rooms, a vibey hub of eating and entertainment areas, all while being able to quickly nip off to their rooms when they need to,” states Shiree. “We are currently also laying the plans for the new conference area as well as a spa, all of which link into the entire lifestyle hotel living concept that Legacy is currently working into all of its properties. “When we design interiors, we don’t just throw fabrics down to try and create a style, we like to give each one of our designs a sense of place. It is with this that Amanda
Opposite top: Bolingo entrance Opposite bottom:Bolingo – an entire lifestyle hotel living concept Below: Hotel room interior concept
has been hard at work researching Abuja as a city and looking at what makes it unique and what its sense of place is, with the intention of weaving this into the areas and spaces we create,” adds Shiree. According to Amanda the research component of the project has been incredibly rewarding, yielding little known facts about the area, which they have been able to couple into their own thinking for what the Bolingo should look like in the future. “Abuja is such a colourful city, the people are very fashion driven and the fashion itself is very Avant Garde. The city is also home to a host of beautiful West African models and the city is really abuzz with traditional folklore as well as contemporary influences and modern businesses. We have managed to lay all of this onto our canvas and will bring this into all of the finishes at the hotel,” says Amanda. It is with this that the initial plans for the Bolingo include clean lines, open and contemporary rooms, bathrooms that have been integrated into the actual living areas of the rooms, that are also larger than anticipated. The floors where the rooms
Abuja is such a colourful city, the people are very fashion driven and the fashion itself is very Avant Garde
are will also be completely gutted, in order to open up the rooms and new windows will be installed to ensure more light is let into, what the team terms a “light starved” environment. “We have brought in elements of the much loved indigo colours used in the region as well as carved timber and silk painted batik,” continues Amanda. “One of the challenges we face is producing the elements we need in Abuja, but have managed to overcome that by ensuring the
designs are modular and that each one can be manufactured wherever they need to be and then brought in.” According to Shiree one of the unique features they are bringing to the Bolingo is combining architecture and design. She says this can be evidenced in the headboards in the bedrooms that are more architectural by design, and stand as an art piece. In addition, the project entails taking a four star product and bringing in the luxury
and plush feeling of a five star hotel, that will be suited to the eclectic mix of both business and tourist clientele that frequent the area. “Abuja is starved of luxury places where people can go to and really feel like they have been somewhere special,” adds Shiree. “We want to give the Bolingo that something special, that puts it ahead of its competitors and really defines the future standard of hotels to the area. The people here are still exposed to the cookie cutter notion of hotel accommodation, where every room looks the same, no matter where you are in the world.” Amanda says that the team isn’t just achieving this through the look of the property but by also working with the architect to make the windows higher and change the current proportion of concrete to glass, to have more glass will improve the natural lighting in the hotel. In the layout subtle changes are being made to furnishings to ensure that room entrances aren’t cluttered. In the common areas, including the bar and the reception, DIAD is hoping to bring a jazzy element with big open areas which all flow one from the other in a fluid motion. According to the DIAD team the whole idea is to ensure that the effect is dramatic and inspiring. “This is a very brave design, it is all about glass, textures and architectural space as opposed to simply refabricating an interior through new textiles, furniture and carpets,” says Shiree. “It integrates images of the area and surroundings as well as the people, creating that sense of place we are looking for. It involves thinking out of the box and being a pioneer in design, it takes the perception of what a hotel room should be and blows the lid off of it. “It is so exciting to work in West Africa, the whole continent is opening up as a tourist and business venue and Legacy is riding this wave as it starts. It is always so great to work with the company as they won’t settle for anything less than that which has a wow factor,” concludes Shiree. The Bolingo project is scheduled for completion in 2013. It will include about six floors of hotel rooms, around 94 apartments, conference facilities, two floors of parking, meeting rooms, a spa and a gym.
Main: Beautifully decorated hotel rooms Opposite: Bolingo provides guests with a mixed development concept This page: Exterior view of Bolingo
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Pronovias dresses â€“ inspired by the beauty of women everywhere
o a dress is not just a dress. Especially when it is for your wedding, engagement party, matric farewell or exclusive cocktail party. A dress, your dress, is what turns you from a wallflower to the centre of attention and that dress is undoubtedly from Pronovias. Originally from Spain, the Spanish brandâ€™s vision is to help bring love to life, which it certainly is doing with its exquisite range of high-end bridal and cocktail dresses.
Elegance A rich history has been the trademark of Pronovias, a history that extends as far back as a small family operation started in Barcelona in 1922, specialising in lace, silk and embroidery for brides. The real turning point for the business came about in 1964 when the family positioned itself to “make dreams come true”, flipping the switch on
traditional design and combing instead the concepts of prêt-à-porter and bridal into the range. Leading to the birth of the first Pronovias bridal collection. It was with this bold move that the brand’s popularity really took off throughout Spain and the family spent the next decade opening over 80 specialist bridal shops
throughout the country as well as a few throughout Europe. But it wasn’t until the 1990’s that the brand really spread its wings, as both the Asian and US markets caught Pronovias fever creating a surge of interest for the company and its designs. Today the company is present in 75 countries with more than 150 Pronovias stores around the world and about 3800 sales points. But don’t quote us, as with the demand for this brand growing all the time they may well have opened a new store somewhere while we were penning these words. The business is still owned, run and managed by the family and as a result have not sold out to fashion hype, inferior product due to mass production, nor have they compromised the brand in anyway. The Pronovias Group has developed its own culture, which can be summarised in 10 basic values: enthusiasm, ambition, leadership; sustainable growth; Her Majesty The Client; the importance of the product; the importance of the brand; adapting to change; technology, management and efficiency; international spirit and the Pronovias Spirit. Even though the company has been around for almost 100 years, it remains central to the business to stay ahead of the times, abreast fashion and technology trends, and when possible reinvent itself to match this. As an example the complexity of the bridal business, which
Elegance involves combining the highest standards of handcrafting in design and production with the need for global distribution, gives rise to a need to search for efficiency, harnessing technology and improvements in management. According to Pronovias many international companies in the bridal fashion industry have proven that growth is not possible and international scale cannot be reached without the use of modern management techniques to achieve the economies of scale that lead to profitability. Pronovias has become the global operator par excellence in this market by constantly striving for efficiency and productivity throughout all the group activities. But the real success of Pronovias is simply attention to detail, quality product, undeniable style and elegance and the ability to make the wearer of their dresses look and feel like a princess. A Pronovias bride is a woman who appreciates the purity and elegance of couture, they are glamorous, cosmopolitan and stylish. They know what they want and they know what they need to turn to, to make them look good. In the true Mediterranean spirit of its Spanish roots, Pronovias understands that a wedding is a day of wonder, celebration and fantasy and takes this spirit and combines it into the design and patterns of the dresses it creates. But each dress is not just the idea
The dresses are designed to frame the woman perfectly, match their personality and ultimately add a touch of magic to their special day of an eccentric designer, on the contrary every single design is adapted to the individual personality of the bride wearing it. If this means that each garment, once fitted, then needs to be adjusted, adapted or added to – then so be it. The team will painstakingly adorn bodices with crystals, add chiffon, or even create a coat or a stole to go with it. Another element of design that sets the dresses apart is undeniably the fabrics used. To this day a firm favourite of the Pronovias family is lace, and it makes liberal use of it in its wedding collection as well as throughout its other ranges. The team believes that lace will always make a garment look perfect and its adaptability allows for it to be worked with like no other, especially when adding or adorning it with crystals or gems. If it’s sleek, chic, subtle or big, extravagant and over the top you want – then the team will have made it or be willing to make it. Although today the company is a global powerhouse it keeps many core traditions and ethics at heart. One of these factors is that it strongly believes in the vertical integration of its activities which in turn has enabled it to guarantee the design and quality of its products and to constantly stay
in contact with its market through its stores and the people at these stores. Another defining aspect of the business is that Pronovias is not just a fashion brand, but also a lifestyle. And the women who insist on slipping into a Pronovias dress would have to agree. The dresses are designed to frame the woman perfectly, match their personality and ultimately add a touch of magic to their special day. This savoir faire is the result of the almost 100 years during which the family has been specialising in satisfying brides and making their dreams come true. A spirit that has lasted through the years, surviving changes and fashions in the manner of a real house style. The Michelangelo Towers will witness in April, the opening of Pronovias’ first store in South Africa, an exquisite specialist bridal store measuring 1000m2. It is a playground for brides to-be and their bridal parties to experience absolute perfection in quality design and extravagant fabrics. For more information visit Pronovias at Michelangelo Towers, Sandton, or www.pronovias.com or call (011) 784 2000.
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Tony Stark? No much better - Elon Musk
hat do the Internet, clean energy and space travel have in common? Why entrepreneur and well-known ‘thrillionaire’ Elon Musk of course. Born in 1971 and raised in South Africa as the son of a South African engineer and a Canadian nutritionist, Elon became a household name and a millionaire by the time he was 31. A fiercely independent Elon left his country and his parents home for his mother’s homeland Canada when he was 17, firstly to avoid military service which was compulsory at the time, and secondly because he saw a greater base of opportunities for himself in the US at that time. But what is he really famous for? Elon was a founder of the company that would later become the global Internet payment switching giant, Paypal. After the success of Paypal he later started SpaceX and then Tesla Motors, crossing frontiers and barriers in business few have been brave enough to even approach through imagination. Often called the true Tony Stark, his success never fell into his lap or happened by accident, Elon carefully carved his path in the industry and mapped his future through planning, ensuring that the opportunities that presented themselves were created by his design as opposed to being unintentional or accidental. In an interview he was quoted as stating: “Starting a company is like staring into the face of death”. Unlike many entrepreneurs, Elon’s motivation was never about money, nor was he motivated by pure financial gain, deep down he wanted to have an impact on the future of the world. This has been such a driver for him that he has dedicated
much of himself to finding answers that will aid humanity’s advancement. Citing that if he was purely driven by money he would never have entered into the realms of space exploration and electric cars. But where did it all start for this wonder child? Elon started his love affair with technology when he bought his first computer at the age of 10. Teaching himself how to program he wrote his own game Balstar and sold it at the age of 12. After matriculating from Pretoria Boys High he spent a few years in Canada, after which he received a scholarship to study business and physics at the University of Pennsylvania. Here he received an undergraduate degree and then completed a second bachelors degree in physics. But it wasn’t enough for Elon who still had three things on his mind, the Internet, clean energy and space. Fuelled by these dreams he decided the sky was the limit and applied to Stanford for a graduate programme in applied physics and materials science. But Stanford wasn’t long lived and after a mere two days of classes he packed his bags to start Zip2 with his brother Kimbal, an online content software for news companies, which after four years he sold in 1999 to Compaq’s AltaVista for approximately $307million in cash and $34million in stock options. With money in his back pocket and his dreams of space and clean energy still unfulfilled, Elon wasn’t ready to rest on his laurels so he co-founded a financial services and e-mail payment business called X.com. He later merged the company with Confinity, the operator of auction payments service PayPal, later changing the company name to just PayPal. With the Internet now all the
SUCCESS rage and online consumer spending on the increase, Elon, an 11.7% shareholder of the business, and his partners decided to sell the company to eBay for $1.5billion in stock. Only 31 years old, and with money no longer being an object, but rather a catalyst for his dreams, Elon founded Space Exploration Technologies or SpaceX in 2002 of which he remains CEO and CTO to this day. SpaceX develops and manufactures space launch vehicles and is today one of NASA’s biggest commercial suppliers. With two of his three dreams fulfilled, Elon now turned his attention to the one unchartered area – clean energy. Cofounder and head of product design at Tesla Motors, his first major coup at the company was undoubtedly leading the development of the Tesla Roadster, today known as the first viable production electric car. Today the company has shipped over 1800 Tesla Roadsters and is said to be unveiling a four-door sedan within this year. Tesla also supplies electric powertrain systems to Daimler for its Smart EV and Mercedes A Class vehicles as well as to Toyota for the impending electric RAV4. Outside of SpaceX and Tesla, where he plays an active role, he is also the primary investor and chairman of photovoltaics products and services company SolarCity, as well as an investor in Halcyon Molecular, a biotechnology company that tries to cure diseases, extend the lifespan and enhance the quality of life of man. Living and fuelling his own dreams, Elon has become somewhat of an entrepreneurial icon of our time. Offering advice to budding businessmen, he has been quoted as stating that if you want to tackle the world’s problems start with an Internet company first. His rationale is simple - the Internet is
Humankind evolved over millions of years, but in the last sixty years atomic weaponry created the potential to extinguish ourselves
sexy and investors are used to putting their money into this court. However go to them with a dream for a rocket or an electric car and they may well smirk while shutting the door in your face. That said, Elon says it would have been impossible for him to follow the road he has without the money he made from his first Internet based businesses. According to him higher capital means a higher barrier to entry and space travel and clean energy need an enormous amount of development capital before one can even produce your first product, where with the Internet you can earn money from the first click. Splitting his time between Tesla and SpaceX isnâ€™t easy and Elon says he does it with great difficulty, but his cause remains the same, and as a result so does his
Opposite left: Elon Musk poses with a model of the Falcon Heavy rocket during a SpaceX press confernece Opposite right: President Barack Obama tours the commercial rocket processing facility of Space Exploration Technologies, known as SpaceX, along with Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Above: The SpaceX Corporation inaugural Falcon 9 rocket launching a Dragon test unit Left: Elon Musk watches the liftoff of a Falcon1 rocket
A lauded man – The trophy cabinet of Elon Musk
motivation and his passion. While the notion of space exploration may seem a flippant one, his goals in this area are not. He views it as a defining step in expanding and preserving the consciousness of human life. So much so that he has said: “Multiplanetary life may serve as a hedge against threats to the survival of the human species. An asteroid or a super volcano could destroy us, and we face risks the dinosaurs never saw: An engineered virus, inadvertent creation of a micro black hole, catastrophic global warming or some as-yet-unknown technology could spell the end of us. “Humankind evolved over millions of years, but in the last sixty years atomic weaponry created the potential to extinguish ourselves. Sooner or later, we must expand life beyond this green and blue ball – or go extinct.” While a workaholic who reportedly works 100hour weeks, Elon is also chairman of the Musk Foundation that focuses on science education, paediatric
health and clean energy and a trustee of the clean energy X Prize Foundation. He also sits on the boards of The Space Foundation, The National Academies Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, The Planetary Society, Stanford Engineering Advisory Board and is on the board of trustees of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). So was Tony Stark modelled on Elon Musk? Probably not, but Elon unlike Tony is a real man with real dreams and aspirations and has proved that if you dream it – you can do it. You may need to found an Internet company, sell it for a couple of billion and then reinvest all of this hard earned cash – but yes according to Elon it is possible. Top: Tesla Motors Inc.’s Model X vehicle is unveiled at Tesla’s design studio on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. The Model X, touted by Tesla as faster than Porsche AG’s 911 sports car and roomier than Audi AG’s Q7 SUV, will be built in 2013. Above: Elon Musk at a Tesla Motors press conference. Tesla makes the Tesla Roadster which is an all-electric sports car.
• June 2011 he was awarded the Heinlein Prize for Advances in Space Commercialisation • February 2011, Forbes listed him one of “America’s 20 Most Powerful CEOs 40 And Under” • 2010 Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, presented him the highest award in air and space, the FAI Gold Space Medal • One of Time Magazine’s 100 people who most affect the world in 2010 • One of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century by Esquire magazine • 2010 a Living Legend in Aviation by the Kitty Hawk Foundation • 2007/08 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics George Low award for the most outstanding contribution in the field of space transportation • 2008/09 National Space Society’s Von Braun Trophy for leadership of the most significant achievement in space • 2008 National Wildlife Federation National Conservation Achievement award for Tesla Motors and SolarCity • 2008 The Aviation Week Laureate for the most significant achievement worldwide in the space industry • 2007 R&D Magazine Innovator of the Year for SpaceX, Tesla and SolarCity • 2010 Automotive Executive of the Year (worldwide) for demonstrating technology leadership and innovation via Tesla Motors • 2007 Inc Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year award for his work on Tesla and SpaceX • 2007 Index Design award for his design of the Tesla Roadster • 2006 Global Green product design award for his design of the Tesla Roadster • Honorary doctorate in design from the Art Centre College of Design • 2010 Space Foundation survey ranked him joint #10 most popular space hero • 2010 Elected to the board of trustees of the California Institute of Technology • 2011 Honoured as a Legendary Leader at the Churchill Club Awards
to make a difference
rime is a reality and it is the responsibility of each and every South African to do their bit in combating this problem. At Legacy we are dedicated to playing our part in the war against crime, and part of that commitment comes in the form of Legacy Pride. Launched in October 2008, Legacy Pride is an anti-crime initiative with a two-fold objective: to raise funds to assist in the fight against crime, and to bring crime into the open, raising awareness about the dangers of crime in our country. Like a pride of lions, we are stronger together than we are as individuals. What began as a gesture to honour the life of Bart Dorrestein Junior (the son of Legacy Group Chairman Bart Dorrestein Senior) and Bruno Corte (a hotelier who was instrumental in establishing South Africaâ€™s hospitality industry) has grown into a countrywide initiative that is fast gaining momentum. The Pride now consists of eight plush toys, each represented by an animal native to the country: two lions, a giraffe, a dolphin, a cheetah, a monkey, a rhino and an elephant. Seven of the toys commemorate the needless
loss of special people through crime, and keeps their memory alive, while the eighth and newest member of the Pride is represented by an elephant. Created to honour the partnership between Legacy and SHOUT, the elephant symbolises strength, unity and compassion and stands for every South African who has ever been affected by crime as well as all of those individuals working so hard to make a difference in our country. For everyone who has lost someone dear to their hearts through crime, the Legacy Pride stands as a beacon of hope and a memorial to those who are no longer with us. Show your support for this initiative and help in the struggle to eradicate crime by purchasing one of these soft toys. The toys, accompanied by a bookmark explaining the initiative and the significance of each animal, are available for sale at all Legacy hotels, resorts and lodges, and online from legacypride.co.za in conjunction with Netflorist, netflorist.co.za. Each toy sells for R150, and all proceeds from sales go directly to worthy causes in the fight against crime in South Africa.
Gone but not forgotten Our pride celebrates the lives of those we have lost to violent crime in South Africa. They may be gone, but they will never be forgotten. Meet the Pride Bartie the Lion - Bartie the Lion commemorates the life of Bartie Dorrestein Junior. Bruno the Lion - Bruno the Lion recognises the life and work of Bruno Corte. Leigh the Giraffe - Leigh the Giraffe lives on in memory of Leigh Matthews. Stebie the Dolphin - Stebie the Dolphin was created in loving remembrance of six-year-old Steven Siebert. Merissa the Cheetah - Merissa the Cheetah is a testament to ten-year-old Merissa Naidoo. Brett the Monkey - Brett the Monkey epitomises the larger than life character, Brett Goldin. David the Rhino - David the Rhino is a reminder of the life of David Rattray. The Shout Elephant â€“ In memory of all victims of crime in South Africa.
in t he cit y LIVING
I chose to live
You too can live the life of Riley when selecting apartment living
hy would any South African opt for apartment living in a busy CBD when the one thing we still have is space? It is simple really – convenience, access to facilities, a lock up and leave approach to your home and pure lifestyle benefits. More and more South Africans are turning the keys in of their homes and opting to move to apartments, within popular local business districts. The trend itself is indicative of a need to dust one’s heel off of being tied down by garden and cleaning services, security companies, and the prohibitive cost of lifestyle options such as swimming pools, access to gym facilities, and the distance to retail outlets and business destinations to name but a few.
Armed with this, Legacy Inspires takes a look at what really makes inner city apartment living so attractive and the real motivating factors behind why more and more people are opting to make the move, by analysing the offerings of the Legacy residential properties such as the DAVINCI Hotel & Suites, Raphael Penthouse Suites and the Michelangelo Towers. The first major driver in all of these properties is facilities. Today’s apartment complexes are not just brick behemoths of single unit flats with an underground parking bay. The big selling point for developers, such as Legacy, entering into this market is in fact the “extras” they pin to the properties. For the busy executive who works 15hour days the real attraction of an
apartment is being able to head home after work, drop whatever you need to off, hop into the lift and head off to the gym on the tenth floor. Here they can spend as much time working off the stresses of the day without having to fight the traffic to get to the gym, battle to find parking, stand in queues for a machine and then start all over again in a bid to try and get home before dinner is cold. Another big benefit is the dinner dilemma. Who really wants to have to come home after a long, almost unending day at the office, and then still have to cook a meal? Within an apartment building residents suddenly have access to a host of dining options, whether they want to pop down to the in-house restaurant for a meal, legacyinspires.co.za
amble through the local retail mall to find an eatery or simply order in from the kitchens, room service menus, or even the local take out – which hasn’t blanketed the area as “unsafe to deliver to”. Shopping is also a big plus. How many of you actually take a lunch break these days to get chores done? We rely on weekends or the fact that the local grocer is still open until 8pm in order to make our last minute purchases. Many apartment buildings these days are hooked onto the side of retail outlets, or are in close proximity of one. This means that nipping out to get a last minute gift for that birthday dinner doesn’t have to be a nightmare, and you can get rid of the thoughtless stack of gift cards
and box of standard hallmark greetings you keep for emergencies in your hall drawer. What’s more, if you simply want to amble around the shops as your own means to distress after a busy day – suddenly nothing is stopping you. My personal favourite is having access to onsite spa’s or beauticians. If a work week has simply been too much for you and you want to really spend the weekend relaxing and doing nothing, what better way to do nothing than doing it while someone is pampering you with massages, pedi’s or even a facial? The fact that one can have a spa in your own “backyard” is simply beyond just appealing. A big factor that is also swaying in favour of this style of living is security. If your lifestyle demands that you travel a lot, aren’t always at home to switch on alarm systems and answer armed response calls, then it is simply easier to take advantage of the lock
Africa where petty household break-ins are still fairly commonplace in the leafy outlying suburbs of many of our major cities. Other major benefits that make an apartment attractive outside of the obvious listed above include, access to swimming pools that you don’t personally have to make your mission to keep blue, housecleaning services where you don’t need to train staff on how to iron your designer threads and property management specialists that will ensure that all your light bulbs are not only working, but that they have eco-friendly globes in them as well. Some more subtle features, but by no means less convincing ones, include services and facilities such as those found in many of the Legacy hotels. These include concierge services, dry cleaning, foreign exchange facilities, business centres, access to wireless Internet and maintenance services to name but a few.
up and go option apartment living affords one. This is particularly pertinent in South
Other overall factors include the negation of the need to drive everywhere
Opposite:All three Legacy apartment buildings are built on Nelson Mandela Square. Above: The Michelangelo Towers
LIVING one needs to go, take Sandton as an example. If you own an apartment in the Michelangelo Towers and work at the Stock Exchange you can walk or catch a bus if you prefer. Say you need to get to the airport in a hurry? Well then just hop on the Gautrain, same goes if you feel like a break from the norm and want to head to Hatfield in Pretoria for lunch, just take the train. But it isn’t just the locals that this style of living is attracting. As South Africa continues to attract businessmen and investors from around the globe, so does it need to cater for the needs of these people. Many international business people come to our shores on long-term consignments where they require a short-term lease for a property conversely or a long-term lease from the Legacy rental pool. Managed apartments are an ideal option
for this type of guest as they are able to live as if they are still at home without the claustrophobia of being in a hotel, while still being able to tap into hotel services on offer for people still unfamiliar to a new area or unsure of the inner working of a new culture. The fact of the matter is that today’s apartments hook into a holistic lifestyle concept. It is almost as if Legacy took a look at the entire needs of an individual, broke them down into a list of services and then added them under a single roof. So if you want to get home from work, go to gym, hop in a sauna, buy a birthday gift, check in your dry cleaning, ask that your car get valeted, answer your personal email on the fly, and then head out for dinner all while never being more than 500m from home. Then you are a candidate for apartment living.
For more information about Legacy rentals, long term or short term, and sales or to purchase an apartment contact Gijs Foden on email@example.com. Legacy apartments in santon The Michelangelo Towers Feel like you have stepped off the streets of New York or Milan at The Michelangelo Towers. This is a timeless, luxurious, classic, property that appeals to the more conservative individual looking for privacy and refinement in an inconspicuous environment. The apartments have been carefully styled by top South African interior designer, Stephan Falcke, boasting ageless features with convenient access to the Nelson Mandela Square. Other plus points include close proximity and direct access to the Sandton Convention Centre, Gautrain, Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square, Legacy Corner Mall and Michelangelo Towers Mall Raphael Penthouse Suites If you prefer a homely, comforting environment that is extremely private then you should opt for the Raphael Penthouse Suites. With its magnificent floor to roof atriums with their lush foliage and direct sunlight that border all of the corridors, this property offers a unique reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the busy Sandton streets. The Raphael is not only family friendly but also has direct access to the Sandton Convention Centre, Gautrain, Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square, Legacy Corner Mall and Michelangelo Towers Mall The DAVINCI Hotel & Suites
Top: The DAVINCI Hotel & Suites Above: The Raphael Penthouse Suites
This exciting designer building offers owners and tenants who love life a backdrop for inspiration each day. With its convenient access to retail levels, restaurants and lounge areas, the DAVINCI sets the standard in mixed-use-developments. Take in the gorgeous Stephan Falcke décor, classic black and white tones, or simply walk through the different floors to view a myriad of local artworks. This is a must see – must visit destination.
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t rafficking Put an end to child
Keep an eye on your children with Child Trace
id you know that approximately 1200 children are reported missing in South Africa each year? Of which 10% of them are never traced. There is no greater fear for a parent than that of the thought of losing a child to the ghouls who run the child trafficking pandemic that is ravaging our country. It is with this that Child Trace, a nonprofit organisation, came about. Building its business around the development of child identification and verification systems for South African children, it officially launched in 2010. The goal is to start within our borders and then gradually move into other African regions. Built on the premise that children who are monitored by tapping into the power of technology, Child Trace and its technology partner Tr8 Technologies developed the “Child Identification Initiative” or CIDI. But how does it work? Combining technology and genetics, the CIDI system makes use of iris recognition technology, biometrically scanning the iris of a child and then storing this information in a database with relevant information about the child. Each iris acts like a biometric fingerprint and is unique to an individual so it is a safe and unique means to identify a child. Where the CIDI really comes to play is in the advent of a kidnapper or abductor, changing the physical appearance of children including tampering with their fingerprints. This is particularly pertinent because the police, for the most part, rely almost solely on the physical appearance of missing children as little information has been collected on them because of their age. Supporting the CIDI is a national network and database that contains the children’s iris biometric information as well as information, authorised by parents and guardians, that will assist authorities in identifying children. Details contained in the database, are only available for viewing by authorised individuals, such as the authorities, police and parents themselves. When a child who is suspected to be missing is found, the child’s iris is scanned and the authorities and parents or guardians are alerted within seconds, as long as the child has in fact been enrolled on the database. Based on the premise that no irises are ever the same there is no room for error and misidentification is ruled out completely. To assist its efforts, Child Trace is partnering and teaming up with law enforcement, government and private
The majority of children that are abducted are moved through the borders of our country within days of their abduction sponsors in a bid to deploy the scanning technologies at our nation’s borders. The majority of children that are abducted are moved through the borders of our country within days of their abduction, once in a different country they are near impossible to trace – let alone find. Parents or guardians looking to register their children can enrol them with the CIDI at their school, should Child Trace have been booked to visit the school, or by contacting the organisation directly and then paying its offices in your area a visit. The cost is only R175 per set of irises, ensuring that there is no barrier to entry, and enrolment takes a mere 30 seconds from all the data on the child having been captured. All information is stored in a secure database that can only be accessed by authorised personnel. Limited access to the database is also granted to parents so that they can ensure that key features, identifiers, and information is kept up to date. This warrants that in the advent that their child does go missing, the authorities have the most up to date information on hand. The systems are currently being deployed at police stations and at border posts, as well as schools and crèches. The aim is to broaden the net to all areas where children may be moved through including high traffic malls, recreational areas and airports. Parents who are looking to register
their children should make it their sole responsibility to continually update the information on the database. This includes change of address details, school information, parent details and the like. Once the irises are scanned however there is no need to update the biometric information as the iris is stable and doesn’t change in nature from the age of 18months. With statistics that indicate that lost or missing children in South Africa amount to about 1200 children each year and an approximated 800,000 to 1,000,000 children reported missing worldwide annually, can you really afford not to ensure the safety of your children? If you would like to participate in this project either by registering your child on the database or by donating to the cause then please visit www.childtrace.org. Alternatively if you are a member of Legacy Lifestyle, then why not donate a percentage of your Legacy Rands to Child Trace? Childtrace.org or legacylifestyle.co.za
Opposite: Approximately 1200 children are reported missing in South Africa each year This page: The Child Identification system makes use of iris recognition technology
The makings of a
Cooking up a celebrity with culinary expert and judge Andrew Atkinson
he local iteration of the insanely popular global reality cooking competition, MasterChef SA, has just hit our screens and boy are we in for a show with a real splash of South African flair and pizzazz. Legacy Inspires speaks to Andrew Atkinson, MasterChef judge, celebrity chef extraordinaire and executive chef at Michelangelo Hotel about what it takes to be a MasterChef judge and ultimately what it takes to be a MasterChef!
So Andrew, you are no outsider to being a judge and you have judged cooking programmes in the past. Firstly how did you come to be a MasterChef judge and secondly what do you think sets MasterChef, as a brand, apart from other cooking competitions? I got to become a MasterChef judge by going through a series of trials, just like all the judges, towards the end of last year. The judging trials went on for a couple of months with celebrities, chefs and socialites from all over SA being put to the test in various staged judging scenarios. I believe there were about 150 hopefuls that started out the process but when Benny,
Pete and I did our ‘run’ together, we all just clicked, it felt natural and we were just totally comfortable together. In the end we were the winning combination! What set MasterChef apart from other cooking competitions? Well firstly, it is aimed at the home cook wanting to become a professional chef, like any other industry, we also call them the wannabe’s. But MasterChef is unique for its long, knockout styled format where only the best on that specific day survives. The show gets huge media coverage and people absolutely just love it! In addition, the coverage and prize money is huge and MasterChef South Africa has the biggest winner’s pot ever seen on South African soil.
and Australia, what do you think will be the South Africa differentiator or WOW factor that makes it uniquely South African? Well I think MasterChef South Africa is going to tear up the competition! What makes it so unique, apart from being staffed, shot and produced all by talented SA personnel, is the fact that it is so long overdue that South Africans realise the awesome level of food and produce that we have right here on our own doorstep. As South Africans we tend to look to international food cultures and feel we are not up to scratch. What a load of hogwash! South Africa has world-class chefs, world-class produce, and world-class knowledge of food within the majority of
To become a top chef one needs to take the long journey of hard work, long hours, passion and planning I would say it is a competition that lifts people’s hopes and dreams and makes them realise that nothing is impossible. It is simply awesome.
South Africans are no strangers to the MasterChef competition as we have seen versions of it from the UK, the US
households. Apart from the food, what makes MasterChef SA different is that we are all in this competition together it is not just about the contestants. The crew, Opposite: MasterChef South Africa judges: Benny Masekwameng, Pete Goffe-Wood and Andrew Atkinson, executive chef at the Michelangelo Hotel
Plan, plan, plan and plan again. Then you’ll move forward. Practice does make perfect. judges and contestants work together and don’t put anyone above anyone else. I would say that the South African version is definitely more in touch and humane with the actual people and competitors. I think South Africans are going to feel like they will be able to relate to it.
You have been in the industry for many years and have worked your way through the ranks, do you think someone can just make it overnight based on the success of a television programme? What will really make or break the winner of MasterChef SA? In never-never-land maybe! No, definitely not! To become a top chef one needs to take the long journey of hard work, long hours, passion and planning. The roles of a leader, mentor and composer as well as expressing a commitment to every plate of food produced is essential. You have to practice with dishes and food items over and over again, it is a neverending process searching for that ultimately ‘perfect’ dish.
On the same note what would you say to people who look to enter future MasterChef SA competitions should do to prepare themselves for this journey? Plan your meals properly and don’t at any stage take anything for granted. One can never get too complacent. The journey on MasterChef is a long hard slog, but at the same time it is a journey that is enjoyable and memorable, one you would never forget.
Back to the local talent. What do you think of the local aspiring chefs in South Africa and if you could give them advice or help them find their path to success what would it be? They need to understand food, and to do that they must first get the basics right, before going any further. Learn to do the different cuts, learn the various cooking methods, learn how to make basic sauces, learn the basics of confectionary, learn all the basics you can, everyday, in all sections of food.Then plan, plan, plan and plan again. Then you’ll move forward. Practice does make perfect.
Ok, so be honest with us as we are all dying to know. What has it been like? The big lights, camera action of the whole MasterChef Experience? The MasterChef experience has been awesome. Listening to people’s food dreams then watching how they progress through the stages is just great. I do miss my family a lot though as well as the normality of everyday life.
Out of all the judges who would you say is the mean judge? The Simon Cowell of cookery or the Ramsay of South Africa? Benny can be scary, he has this stare that just makes you think “Oh boy! He doesn’t like my food! Wait, maybe... No! He doesn’t, wait... I’m unsure...!” Benny is incredible. On the flipside Pete always says it like it is, and that can be scary for a lot of contestants. If Pete doesn’t like it I can assure you he will let you know.
Is it really larger than life and what have been some of the key take-outs for you, as a local chef, from this experience? It’s a whole new experience. Even though I’ve done some TV before, MasterChef just tops it all. Yes I’ve obviously learnt from this experience as well, I have always believed that if we stop learning then we have a problem.
Would you do it again? Yes I would, but with a few conditions attached!
What parting thoughts can you leave us with that summarise your experience thus far based on the fact that it is only the start, and your final thoughts on what South Africans are in for with MasterChef SA? The US and Australian versions of MasterChef that have screened on M-Net, have a great following and have gained a lot of respect from the public who have been viewing the production for a few years. We had to either match them or be better even though it’s our first time out of the starting blocks. Boy are you in for a huge treat, you will all definitely be blown away! If you want to find out first hand what it takes to be a MasterChef then why not join Andrew for a Chef’s Table hosted in the kitchens of the Piccolo Mondo at the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton on Nelson Mandela Square. For more information or to book a table with Andrew contact the Michelangelo on +27 11 282 7000 or the Piccolo Mondo directly on +27 11 282 7069. Below: The Michelangelo Hotel’s restaurant, Piccolo Mondo
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An Andrew Atkinson
Cook up a storm with chef Andrew Atkinson
anqueray No. 10 seared tuna loin with a salad of potato, tomato, olive, beans, boiled quail egg tossed in a garlic-anchovy dressing, lime-balsamic glaze and a basil croute for a table of six.
Ingredients Seared Tuna Loin 360 g (6 x 60 g) tuna loin strips sashimi grade 100 ml olive oil 100 ml Tanqueray No.10 Gin 2 Tbsp fresh Italian parsley, chopped and washed
1 Tbsp fresh dill, washed and chopped Seasoning of Maldon sea salt and white pepper
in a small cup or jug, keep the cooking juices. Roll in mixed chopped parsley and dill, place in a plastic wrap and set aside to rest.
Ingredients Nicoise Salad 6 new potatoes 12 cocktail tomatoes 1 Tbsp chives, washed chopped 1 punnet Mange Tout 12 ripe black pitted olives 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 anchovy fillet in brine ½ tsp crushed garlic clove 1 tsp chopped gherkins 6 quail eggs 1 tsp paprika Seasoning Maldon sea salt
Ingredients Basil Croute
3 slices olive ciabatta loaf (thinly sliced) 2 Tbsp basil leaves, washed and chopped 60 ml olive oil 1 tsp grated parmesan Seasoning Maldon sea salt and peppercorns in mill
Blend basil leaves with olive oil and add grated parmesan, season and set aside. Slice ciabatta slices into six equal portions and spoon each slice with basil oil, bake in pre-heated oven until crispy, then set aside.
Ingredients Nicoise Dressing
1 egg yolk ½ tsp Dijon grain mustard 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar 100 ml olive oil ½ anchovy fillet 1/3 tsp crushed garlic clove Seasoning Maldon sea salt and peppercorns in mill
Wash the potatoes and then blanch in boiling salted water, strain and set aside. Cut tomatoes into wedges and chop the chives. Add together in a bowl. Slice the potatoes and add 1 tsp with Nicoise dressing to the potatoes to bind. Season and set aside. Boil quail eggs in boiling water for 5 minutes then remove eggs from water and chill in cold water. Once cool, peel and dip the tip in paprika and set aside. Blend olives in a blender with anchovy fillet, gherkin, garlic and olive oil until a paste is formed. Put in bowl and set aside. Wash and clean Mange Tout, then finely slice long ways. Add remainder of Nicoise dressing, then mix together and set aside.
Ingredients Lime Balsamic Glaze 60 ml aged balsamic vinegar 1 tot lime cordial 2 Tbsp sugar Garnishing of mixed Asian greens
Method Seared Tuna Loin Cut tuna loin length ways. Rub the loin strips with olive oil and season with cracked salt and white pepper. Sear the tuna loin in a preheated non-stick pan, then flambé tuna with Tanqueray No.10 Gin. Remove from heat, place in tray and
In a saucepan add all ingredients and reduce over a medium heat. Once reduced by half, remove, pour into a ‘squeegee’ bottle and set aside in the fridge to cool.
Nicoise dressing In a blender, blend the egg yolk with vinegar until frothy, then add anchovy fillet and garlic. Slowly add olive oil to form mayonnaise.
Assembly On a clean plate, place the sliced potato. Make a quenelle from olive paste and set on the side of the potato. Place a boiled quail egg on the plate and on the side of the potato place sliced Mange Tout and tomatoes then drizzle with lime-balsamic glaze. Slice tuna loin and lay it on the opposite side of the salad, then drizzle with the cooking juices. Garnish with lemon segments and fine Asian greens and place on croute. Serve with wine to complement the dish.
Michael Bampfield-Duggan explores the South African wine route
lanning a trip to the Cape’s beautiful wineland’s can prove daunting as there are just so many interesting wineries and estates to visit. If you wish to plan your own visit then I highly recommend you lay your hands on a copy of the John Platter Guide 2012 which has excellent maps of the main wine regions showing the location of the farms. If it’s a day trip then I suggest a visit to a maximum of four wineries for a comfortable and relatively unhurried experience as long as they are in reasonable distance to each other. Time spent at each winery can involve a tasting of the wines, a cellar tour and other interesting aspects of the establishment such as Blaauwklippen in Stellenbosch which, besides its wines, has a magnificent Carriage museum and Brandy distillery. Also bear in mind where your base is and how long it will take before reaching the first winery on your itinerary. There is of course the option of using the services of several excellent registered tour operators who offer wine tour packages from one day to several including spending nights in excellent accommodation along the way. Stellenbosch is perhaps the most
well known of all the wine regions and considered the wine capital of South Africa. This university town sometimes referred to as Eikestad (oak city) due to the many magnificent oak trees that line the streets and cobbled walkways, is steeped in history and boasts some of our nation’s oldest heritage buildings. In 1971 Stellenbosch became the first wine region to establish a wine route and today they have over 150 participating wine farms, many of which have excellent tasting facilities and fine restaurants. Morgenhof Estate is a tranquil estate beautifully restored by French owner, Anne Cointreau, who took over control in 1993. Outside of simply tastings one can view the original manor house, which now serves as a luxurious self-catering guesthouse. Signature wines from Morgenhof include both the Estate and Fantail range. Particularly good from the Estate range is the Brut Reserve, a sparkling wine made in the Cap Classique style with 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir, and the Morgenhof Estate Red 2005, which is a fine Cabernet based Bordeaux blend wine with structure to mature for a further 5 years.
My choice from the Fantail range is the deliciously quaffable Pinotage Rose. Another favourite is Glenelly, with its picture perfect vineyards from where winemaker, Luke O’Cuinneagain, selects his grapes for his wines. The cellar is of particular interest, as it is believed to be the largest self-supporting concrete construction in South Africa. Two ranges of wines are produced; Glenelly and The Glass Collection, named after the collection of antique glass stemware displayed below their tasting room. The wines are all very good and in particular the Glass Collection unwooded Chardonnay 2011 and the Grand Vin de Glenelly 2007, a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. The Delaire Graff Estate, owned by diamond merchant Lawrence Graff since 2003, now boasts a state of the art winery, two exceptional restaurants and an exclusive boutique hotel with spa. Delaire’s Cellarmaster, Morne Vrey, has accomplished huge success for his wines in a relatively short space of time and especially for his two outstanding Sauvignon Blancs. The Coastal Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc 2011 has 5% Semillon added, giving the wine elegant balance with crisp juicy fruit on the palate. The Delaire Sauvignon Blanc 2011, is equally good but offers more of the greengage, asparagus flavours with flinty minerality. Then there is of course Neil Ellis’s brilliant new winery and tasting centre. Previously tucked away in the Jonkershoek valley Neil felt he needed more visibility and he certainly has with this modern winery built with rammed earth walls. The tasting room is eclectic and here we tasted wines from his Premium and Vineyard Selection range. I loved the Aenigma red 2007 made with Elgin fruit and his Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2010 is one of the finest Chardonnays around.
About michael Mike Bampfield-Duggan is the managing director of wine concepts. A former hotelier and champion restaurateur and owner of the Upper Crust Restaurant in Cape Town for 18 years. Mike has vast experience with wine list management and design. Mike has over thirty five years experience in the trade, and has a knack of matching wine with food. He is also recognised as one of the top wine list consultants in the country.
Health corner â€“
Know what malaria is, how you can prevent it and how you can spot it
alaria is known as the scourge of Africa and today kills more people across the continent than AIDS does. But what is this disease, transmitted by nothing more than a small mosquito and how can you help prevent infection?
What is malaria? Malaria is caused by a parasite of the species Plasmodium and is transmitted to humans by way of the anopheles mosquito. While not all of the anopheles mosquitos carry the parasite, the parasite itself can only be carried by this particular species of mosquito. Once bitten by a malaria-carrying mosquito, the parasite will enter your blood stream and then slowly move through the blood stream to the liver. Here the parasite infects the liver cells and multiply into what are known as merozoites, which then rupture liver cells and move back into the blood stream. As much as we are infected with malaria, so can we infect mosquitos with the parasite. By drinking the blood of a human carrier with malaria the mosquito then becomes a carrier.
Spotting the symptoms But how does it manifest and how can you spot it? Malaria symptoms can be difficult to detect at first as they manifest in flu like symptoms. Once in the bloodstream you will start to suffer from fevers, headaches and other flu symptoms. Many malaria patients talk of aching joint pains, light sensitivity and blinding headaches. If you have been to a malaria area
and any of these symptoms present themselves within a period of between 8-30 days, typically the incubation period, it is critical that you consult a doctor and tell them that you have been to a malaria area. Malaria can be fatal and if left untreated can result in coma and ultimately death â€“ but as much as it is fatal it can also be treated if caught early.
Prevention As with all diseases, prevention is always better than cure and there are a number of precautions one can take to avoid being infected. If you know you are headed to a malaria area always consult your doctor or a travel clinic where you will be prescribed prophylactic medication, which helps with prevention. Do not listen to the fables of people who insist that these drugs do more harm than they do any good. The reality is that with the global efforts to curb malaria, an enormous amount of funding has gone into the research and development of prophylactics and what is available on the market today is vastly different from that of even a few years ago. Other precautions can be taken which include using insecticides in areas where one sleeps and in dark and dank areas where you may be residing. Be sure to make your way to your local camping store just before your travels as well and stock up on sprays, soaps and candles that assist in preventing mosquito bites. As mosquitos are most prevalent at night it is always a good idea to sleep with a mosquito net over your bed and a fan circulating the air in your room if possible.
HEALTH Where are the malaria areas? Malaria is presently cited as being endemic in a broad band around the equator, and can be found in areas in the Americas, parts of Asia and much of Africa. The greatest number of fatalities however are from areas within subSaharan Africa. Areas at risk of the parasite include subtropics and tropical regions as a result of significant rainfall, high-temperatures, or consistently warm temperatures with high humidity. Mosquitos prefer dank stagnant water sources to breed. While malaria affects everyone, it is most common in rural areas however, in Africa it is found in cities as well. According to Malaria in Southern Africa: it occurs in 90 countries at present whereas it was found in 140 countries in 1955; 3.5 billion people, approximately 63% of the world’s population, live in malaria-free areas; 1.62 billion people (29%) live where malaria is now increasing after having been reduced previously; and 400 million people, or 7%, live with endemic malaria unchanged by control. High risk malaria areas in southern and east Africa include Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique while lower risk areas, where only small sections of the countries are impacted include South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. That said, most parts of South Africa are in fact malaria free except for the most northern parts of Kwazulu Natal and the Kruger, which both border on Mozambique. Albeit these areas do contain malaria they are still classified as low to medium risk areas. Many areas of South Africa including the Pilanesberg and the Eastern Cape, home to the Addo Elephant National Park, remain malaria free – so there is no need to cancel your African safari!
Types of malaria According to ‘Malaria Prevention’, there are four types of malaria that affect humans. The first is Plasmodium vivax, which has the widest geographic distribution throughout the world and can be found in Central and South America, India and S.E. Asia. The second is Plasmodium malariae, this strain has a restricted distribution and is said to be responsible for less than 1% of infections in India. It is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Central and South America, Africa, and S.E. Asia.
Third is Plasmodium ovale, the rarest of the four species, and is mostly confined to tropical West Africa including countries such as
headaches may be annoying but he will be able to save you life. And travel smart, don’t go anywhere without your mosquito nets, medicine and sprays. Don’t let malaria put a damper on your African holiday. About malaria • Malaria kills a child in Africa every 45 seconds and overall nearly 780,000 each year • Approximately half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria • More than 90% of malaria deaths occur in Africa; 85% of these are children under 5 years of age • In addition to the death toll, malaria contributes to the cycle of poverty and limits economic development • Malaria costs Africa at least $12 billion in lost productivity every year Source: unitedagainstmalaria.org
Malaria prevention tips Ghana, Liberia, and Nigeria. In highly endemic areas, the patient may become infected with one, two or even more species of the malarial parasite. Lastly is Plasmodium falciparum, which is wide spread and found in tropical and subtropical areas of Central and South America, Africa, and S.E. Asia. P F Malaria results in the most severe infections and is responsible for nearly 90% of malariarelated deaths in sub-Saharan Africa.
Who is at risk? No one is safe from malaria, yet it disproportionately targets poor and vulnerable people such as young children and pregnant women. People who are particularly at risk and who should take extra precautions travelling in malaria areas include: children under 5, adults over 65, pregnant women, people on long term steroids, people receiving chemotherapy, HIV/AIDS patients, people who had their spleens removed, and people with porphyria, epilepsy and chronically ill patients. The reason for this is that you are most likely exposed should you have a lower immunity level, as well as if you have limited access to malaria prevention treatments.
• Visit your doctor and get oral antimalarial medicine before you depart for your holiday • Visit your local doctor 4-6 weeks before travelling into a malaria area • Take the oral antimalarial pills on the same day each week when weekly, or at the same time of the day if daily. • Continue prophylaxis for 4 weeks after your return. • Apply insect repellent to exposed skin - recommended repellents contain 20%-35% DEET • Wear long-sleeved clothing, trousers and socks if outdoors during this time • Sleep under a mosquito-proof net • Close windows and doors at night unless they are screened • Spray an aerosol insecticide inside the sleeping area a short while before going to bed • When travelling to high-risk areas (Kruger National Park, northern Kwazulu Natal in South Africa and all countries north of South Africa) malaria prevention is strongly recommended by using antimalarial drugs Source: thesafaricompany.co.za
Is it treatable? Absolutely! It is not only preventable but it is also a treatable disease. If you pick up any symptoms head to your doctor, the
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ith concern for the environment foremost in most engine manufacturers’ minds, it may seem ironic to landlubbers that the baton should come to rest with yacht builders. After all, if you think ‘yacht’, you think sails and what could be more environmentally friendly than that? If you answered yes then you are indeed a landlubber, because while there’s nothing more eco-friendly than a sailing yacht, the same cannot be said of power yachts, which have no hint of any rigging, much less sails and are all about – you guessed it – power! And where there’s power involved, so too is
the desire for ever-more power at whatever cost. Enter the environmental dilemma. Enter CODE-X.
High-performance meets eco-friendly Sheer luxury, extraordinary power and the ability to either throw environmental caution to the wind, then outrace that very wind, or conversely to demonstrate extreme environmental empathy, come packaged together in Swiss company CODE-X AG’s hybrid yacht of the same name. Beneath the absurdly futuristic lines of the 14.5 metre long twin-hulled CODE-X yacht
Luxury meets responsibility, in high-performance hybrid yacht
lies a power system that combines renewable, solar energy with conventional energy, if you can call Formula One technology conventional. ‘Absurdly futuristic?’ you ask. Well yes, but only because it beggars belief that ownership of something so singularly advanced for its time is not limited to those on first initial terms with someone named Q and with a license to – well, you know. Under full power the CODE-X catamaran yacht is driven by two Ilmor Marine V10 combustion engines with a combined 1420hp, coupled with two ZF Trimax propeller drive propulsion systems. The result is peerless efficiency and a maximum
speed in the region of 80 knots or 150km/h! And if the name Ilmor rings bells that have nothing to do with marine matters, then that’s hardly surprising. Quite apart from its Powerboat P1 world championship winning engines, the company has a long history of designing race and championship winning Formula One and IndyCar engines. Ergo, Ilmor was the logical choice for what just might be the world’s most innovative yacht. The CODE-X solar/hybrid drive is similarly impressive. The latest generation photovoltaics (solar-cell type A300) feed lithium-ion batteries, to enable a cruising speed of 10 to 15km/h for up to two hours without solar operation, on fully loaded batteries. Using only solar power,
the yacht is capable of a permanent speed of around 5km/h. In demonstration of the elegance of hybrid power, and its ability to assuage the collective conscience of environmentalist speed freaks, when the need for speed overcomes the urge to contain your carbon footprint, the main engine will fully charge the battery within one hour – a process that would otherwise take two days using solar energy alone.
Seafaring Batmobile Performance aside, the CODE-X yacht delivers impressively on its manufacturer’s promise of being “Radically purist in design, with the technological standard of the future
and, as a powerful racing machine, in a class of its own.” Radically purist is as fine a description of the yacht as any other we could think of. The clean angular lines of its Kevlar/ carbon hull, both above and below the water, do as much for its aerodynamic and hydrodynamic performance as they do for the well-trained eye of the aesthete. The visual effect is as pleasing as it is astonishing, and as its manufacturer alludes to and we confirm, gives the yacht the appearance of the seafaring version of the Batmobile. As befits a yacht of its unique calibre, the CODE-X is futuristic to the bone. Its onboard electronics with their programmable legacyinspires.co.za
SAIL touch screens fulfil even the notably stringent requirements of the aviation industry, while its protective sunshield with photochromic screens and windows, is a world-first innovation. Other notable features include a UV-resistant carbon-fibre deck and a heat repellent shell, an intelligent air conditioning system that can be operated solely by solar energy, an onboard whirlpool and moveable roof elements to create that open-top feeling.
Purist in design, with the technology standard of the future and, as a powerful racing machine, in a class of its own
The CODE-X yacht is more than just the sum of its parts, however impressive those parts may be and if our flippant references to British secret agents and cloaked superheroes have given you the impression that this yacht is to be taken lightly then you’d be mistaken. The CODE-X is a serious highperformance, luxury power yacht whose green side nevertheless enables its buyers to assert their role as pioneers on the path to a cleaner, more environmentally friendly future.
TECHNICAL data at a glance Solar/hybrid drive • The CODE-X yacht is the first yacht to combine solar and Formula 1 propulsion • Makes use of the latest generation solar cells (photovoltaics) in the form of glass modules (solar-cell type: A300, efficiency: 21.5 percent). • Lithium batteries have a strength of 50 amp hours • Electronic and cycloidal interlocked gears enable easy to control forward steering in 360 degree radius • Cruising range with fully loaded batteries is 2 hours at 10 to 15 km/hr without solar operation • Permanent speed using only solar power: ca. 5 km/hr • The battery package can be charged within an hour by the main engine Formula 1 technology • 2 llmor power boot engines with a total of 1420 hp are combined with two ZF Trimax propeller drives • The CODE-X power yacht can achieve a maximum speed of 150 km/hr
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The Porsche 911 GT2 RS
here’s a near indescribable feeling you get in the presence of the great natural wonders of the world – the Victoria Falls, Mount Everest, the Grand Canyon and the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Awe. It’s hard not to wax lyrical about the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Really hard. Consider its lyrical lines, the 620hp of power under the hood, the 700Nm of torque, the six-speed manual gearbox and the fact that it is, after all, the fastest and most powerful street-legal Porsche of all time. Consider that and start waxing. Let’s get to the heart of it. Two turbochargers with Porsche’s unique variable turbine geometry boost a 3.6 litre, 6-cylinder engine to a heart-stopping 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 330 km/h. Specially developed 325/30ZR 19 sports tyres convey this colossal power and acceleration to the
tarmac in turn. All the while, carbon-fibre bucket seats cradle and support your body as this blistering acceleration translates into g-forces. With great power, comes great handling and stopping ability. Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes provide supreme stopping ability, while the Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management (PASM) provides electronic adjustment of the shock absorbers, actively and continuously adjusting the damping force for each individual wheel, as the situation requires. Yes, PASM is responsible for that electric thrill that starts at the base of your spine and rockets upwards, as the 911 GT2 RS appears to magically lower its centre of gravity, adjust its weight distribution and sink lower into the corners, in an apparent defiance of physics. Looks wise, the 911 GT2 RS is performance personified. Its lines are classic 911 but that’s where the resemblance stops. Matt-black carbonfibre-reinforced (CFR) components, including the front lid, rear spoiler lip and rear wing as well as side air intakes and trims, not only reduce weight but also drive home the message that this ultra-high-performance sports car means business. The look of a thoroughbred race car continues through the interior, with its pure black and red trim. Wherever there is hand contact, red Alcantara trim has been employed for its exceptional grip and easy-care properties. The result is
striking – a red steering wheel, gear lever, handbrake lever, door handles, armrests, centre console lid, roof lining and the centre panels of the leather-covered carbon seats. The carbon theme is explored further, with carbon finish on the door sills and dashboard badges. Unspeakable beauty, monstrous power, exhilarating performance – this is the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. This is the future. This is pure awe. TECHNICAL Specifications Engine: Layout / number of cylinders: 6 Displacement: 3,600 cm³ Engine layout: Rear engine Power: 456 kW (620 hp) Max. torque (Nm) at rpm: 700 Nm At rpm: 2,250 - 5,500 1/min Compression ratio: 9.0 : 1 Power: Top speed: 205 mph (330 km/h) Acceleration from 0 - 100 km/h: 3.5 s Acceleration from 0 - 160 kmh: 6.8 s Elasticity (80 - 120 km/h): 4.0 s Fuel Consumption*: Urban in l/100 km: Extra Urban in l/100 km: Combined in l/100 km: CO2 emissions in g/km:
17.9 l 8.7 l 11.9 284
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Spoil yourself and your taste buds at The Grillhouse
f you are a meat eater, then you simply have to pop in to The Grillhouse in Sandton or Rosebank – where quality is not a choice but a given, and where dining itself is a destination. Since its establishment in 1994 The Grillhouse has aimed to position itself as one of South Africa’s premium steakhouses. To date it has managed to live out this dream through its choice selection of meals, bustling club-like ambience, attentive service, its impressive wine cellar and wine list as well as its fabulous selection of single malt whiskies. What sets The Grillhouse apart from its counterparts is not just the fact that it serves the finest cuts of meat available, but also the upmarket nature of the establishment, the attention to detail from its servicers and the atmosphere. Warm inviting tones envelope you when you walk in and waiters swarm to help you. That is if you have a booking of course, which is not always easy to secure
as a result of its popularity. The layout and décor includes a host of plush booths for intimate business lunches, black and white prints of New York on the walls, and dark wooden fittings all with green leather upholstery to finish off the detail. But beyond its looks, the food at The Grillhouse speaks for itself. The steaks are a must try and with a selection of over 10 sauces you will be spoilt for choice. Alternatively you can tuck into the spare ribs or gourmet burgers. Unlike most steakhouses where ordering anything but red meat may be like gambling with your life, The Grillhouse surprises with excellent seafood and chicken dishes as well as an array of starters from sumptuous black mushrooms to chicken livers and scampi. If you aren’t particularly watching your weight, and your waistline is the least of your worries – then we would urge you to order the legendary brownies and ice cream! Looking for an excellent meal, coupled
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You simply must visit the Life Day Spa in Cape Town
here are some who believe that the power of healing lies in the balance of the body and the mind and that this can only be achieved through understanding and surrendering your entire being to relaxation. Total relaxation? While a foreign notion to many of us running the full length of the rat race, it is not at all an unusual concept at the Life Day Spa in Cape Town. With views of Mother Earth’s own treasure, Table Mountain, and the flowing waterways of Canal Walk, the spa and its therapists offer a slice of heaven for the weary of body and mind. According to Lee Sieberhagen, Spa Manager at Life Day Spa in Cape Town, the spa is perfectly positioned to cater for clientele from both the northern and southern suburbs of Cape Town. She also says that it is one of the only spas in the region that offers access to a full range of facilities, has
unisex and couples facilities, and caters for expectant mums looking for some much needed rejuvenation. “Our therapists are a fantastic asset to us,” states Sieberhagen. “They are all hand picked, internationally qualified and in our mind, the best at what they do. While they must be qualified before they join they still have to endure an intensive three month induction training course to get used to the way we operate, become familiar with our products, and learn our approach to our clients as well as our signature therapies.” In addition, Sieberhagen says it is the only spa in the eastern and western Cape Provinces that offers La Prairie products from Switzerland. Other popular products on offer at the spa include Dermalogica, Mama Mio, the locally developed Optiphi skin care range, Thalgo health tablets for internal wellness and external results as well as Sulis.
“Our range is so different, we are like a beauty salon on steroids – people love to come to us for top to toe treatments. With all the stresses your body goes through daily we often forget what relaxation is – our ladies are trained to not only remind you, but also show you what it is,” she adds. Adding impetus to this claim, Life Day Spa Cape Town is a proud member of the prestigious Spas of Distinction group, of which only a select few are chosen for, for their outstanding treatments and world class facilities, as well as a recent member of the all-new Legacy Lifestyle rewards programme. While no expense has been spared in the creation of the Life Day Spa, visitors will be pleasantly surprised at the affordability of treatments. So don’t allow yourself to wallow in the agony of taut, tense and stressed muscles – pay Life Day Spa a visit and be prepared to be relaxed. Join the ladies of Life Day Spa Cape Town at the African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa, Cnr Century Boulevard and Rialto Road and don’t forget to redeem your Legacy Lifestyle Rands after each visit. To book contact +27 21 525 3883 or visit lifedayspacapetown.co.za
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Maurit ius Passport
A visit to magical
The ultimate island holiday and crystal clear water beckonâ€Ś
tropical climate, lush vegetation, exquisite beaches, fringed with palm trees on the one side and warm, azure water on the other – a vacation in Mauritius is the quintessential island getaway.
Where in the world This island nation is located off the southeast coast of Africa some 900km east of Madagascar – between Latitudes 19°50 and 20°32 South and Longitudes 57°18 and 57°46 East – in the southwest Indian Ocean. The Republic of Mauritius covers a total land area of 2040km2 and includes the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues as well as two dependencies, the Cargados Carajos islands and the Agalega Islands. The island of Mauritius itself has an area of 1865km2 and, of special note to holidaymakers, more than 150km of beaches!
Cultural Melting Pot When Arab sailors became the first explorers to visit Mauritius, in the Middle Ages, there were no indigenous people to greet them. The island held no allure for them though and the visit resulted in nothing more than their naming it Dina Arobi and inscribing it upon their maps. The Portuguese were next to visit in 1511 and likewise merely gave their own name to the island, Cirne and named the group of islands now known as Mauritius, Rodrigues and Reunion, Mascarenes, before moving on. It was 87 years before the island received its next visitors and yet another
name. This time it was the Dutch in 1598 and they named it Mauritius, after Prince Maurits van Nassau of the Dutch Republic. It was not until 1638, however, that they made a serious effort at establishing a settlement on Mauritius and less than a century later that they abandoned that attempt in 1710. In this endeavour the French would prove more determined and after taking control of the island in 1715 and renaming it Île de France they put their hand to developing the island before ultimately losing it to Britain in 1810, in the Napoleonic wars. Mauritius would eventually become independent of Britain in 1968 and in 1992 became a republic. Today, the country’s cultural diversity and the creole people of Mauritius are testimony to this rich and varied past. A past which saw African slaves brought to its shores, followed by indentured labourers from India and all manner of immigrants from all manner of places before, during and since. This diversity is similarly reflected in the languages and vernacular spoken in Mauritius. English is the official language and, along with French, is widely spoken though the home language of most locals is the French-based Mauritian Creole.
Mauritius Today Lured by the promise of lazy days spent lounging on glorious sun-soaked beaches, tourists from around the globe meet and mingle on the sandy shores of Mauritius and at the pool bars of its abundant luxury hotels and resorts not least of which include the well-known LUX* resorts, providing the
Left: The beaches of Mauritius are amongst the most beautiful in the world Above: The capital city, Port Louis
Passport ultimate in luxury holidays at its LUX* Belle Mare, LUX* Grand Gaube and LUX* Le Morne destinations. It’s not surprising then that in January 2012 Mauritius received the World Leading Island Destination Award, for the third time, as well as World’s Best Beach award at the World Travel Awards. While sun soaking and water sports are without a doubt the foremost tourist activities in Mauritius, with many people never venturing beyond the realms of their self-contained resort, they are by no means the only things to do. Deep relaxation or adventure tourism, a golf sojourn or an ecoadventure, or a combination of all these and more, are yours for the choosing.
Places To Go, Things To Do Water Sports
The island’s deep-sea fishing excursions are the stuff of legend and the country holds several fishing world records that it is unlikely to part with anytime soon. For the tenacious deep sea fisherman, abundant big game species include Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Spearfish, Dorado, Wahoo, Skipjack Tuna, Dog Tooth Tuna, Mako Shark, Hammerhead Shark and Tiger Shark. Just about every hotel has fishing boats for hire and, if you really fancy your chances, Mauritius is host to the annual Marlin World Cup. Glass-bottomed boats, snorkelling and
scuba diving are additional ways in which to enjoy the island’s abundant and colourful marine life and the majority of hotels and resorts offer most if not all of these on-site. Popular scuba dive sites are Cathedral off Flic en Flac, Whale Rock, Roche Zozo – a rock pinnacle – and the submerged crater near Ile Ronde, while wreck divers can have their pick of recent wrecks as well as those dating back to the 18th Century. Waterskiing, windsurfing, kite-surfing, parasailing, kayaking and sailing, in fact just about any activity you can think of that involves H2O are yours for the asking in this water lover’s paradise.
Adventure Sports It is often said that no one place can be all things to all people, yet Mauritius is just that. So if your idea of a holiday is to get your heart racing, amp up your blood pressure and get the adrenaline coursing through your veins, then step away from the deck chair and discover the Mauritius of your high-voltage dreams. Zip-lining, rock climbing, abseiling, hiking, traversing the treetops via Nepalese bridges, mountain biking, swimming beneath waterfalls and canyoning are a mere sample of the activities that await the intrepid adventurer.
Eco-Tourism While Mauritius is geologically young, having been created a mere 8-million years ago via volcanic activity, its rich bio-diversity belies its relative youth.
Left: Kite surfing is amongst the many adventure and water sports available Top: The Black River Gorge National Park Opposite top: An aerial view of the island Opposite centre: The seven coloured sand of Chamarel
Passport Chamarel Park, is one of Mauritius’s major tourist attractions. Nowhere else in the world will you find clay earth of seven different colours in the same place. Trou aux Cerfs in the city of Curepipe is another novelty on an island that has no shortage of rare and fascinating sights. This 605m high, dormant volcano has a crater that is 300m wide and 80 meters deep. Long since inactive, the crater is now home to a small lake in a picturesque sea of vegetation, while the crater rim offers spectacular views of most of the island.
Lured by the promise of lazy days spent lounging on glorious sun-soaked beaches, tourists from around the globe meet and mingle on the sandy shores of Mauritius
Sadly, you won’t have the opportunity to encounter the most famous of all Mauritian fauna – the now extinct dodo. This famous flightless bird was unique to Mauritius, but for all its impressive size – it stood a metre tall and weighed around 20kg – it was powerless to withstand the introduction of its first predators, the Dutch sailors who landed there in 1598. By 1681 it was extinct – its only legacy the powerful realisation that man does indeed hold the power of extinction over animals. On a happier note, you certainly can and should visit the SSR Botanical Garden, more widely known as the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, near Port Louis. The
garden, created in 1770 by the island’s French governor, is home to, among others; Giant Water Lilies, a spice garden, a vast varieties of tropical plants and 85 varieties of palm trees including the Talipot Palm, which flowers just once in its lifetime at between 30 and 80 years of age and having thus produced its seed, dies. A tour through The Black River Gorge National Park is a delightful excursion. Home to the magnificent Alexandra Waterfall, the park offers hikers 60km of trails, beautiful vistas and a chance to get acquainted with the island’s unique fauna and flora. Described as a geological curiosity, the Seven-Coloured Earth of Chamarel, in
Ernie Els, Hugh Baiocchi and Gary Player are among the great golfing legends that have put their hands and considerable talents to designing the island’s plentiful golf courses. With some hotels offering as many as three golf courses, avid golf enthusiasts are without a doubt spoilt for choice including a vast selection of 18 and 9-hole golf courses.
Shopping, Sightseeing and More Mauritius has a well-deserved reputation as a shopper’s paradise and particularly so if you’re in the market for excellent valuefor-money textiles, clothing, jewellery, hand crafts and artefacts. Port Louis, the island’s capital, is a great place to start your sightseeing and shopping excursion. The Port Louis Waterfront is a notable shopping and entertainment locale, as is the Le Caudan Waterfront shopping complex, with its 170 boutiques and bustling craft market where you’ll find all manner of local artworks and artefacts. This city is home to a charming array of French colonial buildings, including Government House and the Municipal Theatre. Also worthy of inclusion on your sightseeing list are Chinatown, the Supreme Court, the 18th Century Barracks, and the Anglican and Catholic cathedrals. In the town of Floreal you’ll find the island’s biggest and most famous model boat workshop, where artisans apply their master craftsmanship to the finest detail of handmade, exquisite replicas of such grand old dames as the Cutty Sark, the Santa Maria and dozens more besides. This shopping mecca is also a hub for factory shops and boutiques, where you can buy everything from designer garments to watches, paintings and crafts. Other worthy shopping destinations include the central marketplace at Quatre Bornes, the duty free shops of Curepipe and the busy town of Rose Hill.
Places to Stay
From five star, all-inclusive resorts to budget hotels, Mauritius has it all and then some. Where to stay will depend as much on your budget as on your expectations of your vacation. A good travel agent or website will have no trouble finding a resort or hotel to fulfil the criteria on your dream vacation checklist. For the more adventurous at heart looking for the ultimate in five star luxury and relaxation we would urge you to look at a stay at the LUX* Belle Mare, LUX* Grand Gaube or LUX* Le Morne.
The LUX* resorts have broken the mould on what we perceive luxury island holidaying to be. When staying at one of its resorts you can take in a movie on the beach, pop into an ice cream or coffee parlour, or enjoy signature entertainment designed to fit the theme and clientele of the resort. The companyâ€™s emphasis on coupling luxury living with tailor-made adventures, destined to leave its guests in awe, is a rare treat and sets it apart from its counterparts in the regions. A LUX* visit will certainly leave you wanting to come back for more.
LUX* BELLE MARE, MAURITIUS Found on the east coast of Mauritius LUX* Belle Mare enjoys views of endless beaches, sparkling lagoons and magnificent tropical fauna and flora. It marks the ideal destination for those looking for excitement and buzz. Book yourself into one of its private thatched villas for ultimate seclusion, pop into its spa for some pampering, lounge in its endless swimming pool or stroll along its winding pathways. For the gastronome there are a multitude of dining areas including Indouchine, Langoustier and Club Savanne.
LUX* GRAND GAUBE, MAURITIUS Start your day with a view of triple-bay beaches, a glorious lagoon and north coast islets in this stylish property that combines a taste of island living and Far Eastern elegance. Situated on the northeast coastline of Mauritius LUX* Grand Gaube provides a view of what the island is really about with access to idyllic fishing villages and local tourist attractions. Its signature colourful beanbags and hammocks are littered throughout the lush grounds and offer a perfect respite for the weary traveller looking to re-energise on an island holiday. Dine at one of its five exquisite restaurants and bars, pop into its LUX* Me Spa, or simply take a plunge in one of its four crystal clear swimming pools.
LUX* LE MORNE, MAURITIUS Found atop a rugged peak, climbing 556m above sea level LUX* Le Morne is on the southwest tip of Mauritius. Its signature landscaped gardens, four pools, a spa, herb garden, secluded seating areas and a selection of restaurants and bars, gives the resort a romantic edge unlike any other
Passport on the island. If you want more than simple sun worship on its stunning beaches then visit the Black River Gorges National Park, take in the wild orchids, try and spot wild boar and flying foxes – or simply escape to a place where nature, culture and flavour meld into one. For more information on the LUX* Mauritian resorts or to book accommodation visit luxislandresorts.com
Getting There The island’s busy Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolan International Airport is home to the national airline, Air Mauritius. The airline operates flights between Mauritius and Australia, South Africa, Kenya, India, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and the UK to name but a few. Often described as the Jewel of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is quite simply like no other place on earth. If you’re going to take just one island holiday in your lifetime, let it be Mauritius. Only bear in mind that Mauritius has one of the highest rates of returning tourist visitors in the world, so it’s unlikely to be just one visit!
Opposite: LUX* Belle Mare Top: LUX* Grand Gaube Bottom: LUX* Le Morne
Mauritius facts Size:
Capital: Port Louis Population: 1,2 million Currency: Mauritian rupee (MUR) Time: GMT+4 Language: English (official), Creole, French (official), Hindi, Urdu, Hakka, Bhojpuri Where to stay LUX* Belle Mare on the east coast of Mauritius LUX* Grand Gaube on the northeast coastline of Mauritius LUX* Le Morne on the southwest tip of Mauritius Visit luxislandresorts.com LUX* is a proud partner of Legacy Lifestyle. Legacy Lifestyle members are able to earn and redeem Legacy Rands when staying at any LUX* resort. To book your stay, visit www.legacylifestyle.co.za
Finding the perfect location for that perfect day
ou have only one chance to get it right, one chance to bedazzle your guests and create the perfect day for the perfect bride. With the magnificent backdrop of the many faces of South Africa as your theatre, selecting a wedding venue need not be a daunting task, all you need to do is find somewhere that speaks to who you are and what you most desire from your day.
The Michelangelo Hotel If it is the splendour and magnificence of a grand event you are after then look no further than the Michelangelo Hotel. Breathtaking arches, opulent renaissance architecture and plush finishings coupled with world-class facilities and award winning cuisine are the order of the day here. If you are looking for that fairytale wedding where you truly are the princess then the Michelangelo Hotel is the place for you.
The DAVINCI Hotel & Suites Are you a couple of distinction looking for a setting that is the epitome of luxury and class, against a modern backdrop of design and dĂŠcor? If so then the DAVINCI has all you need and more. Be the one who stands out against the stark contrasts of its finishings and take advantage of fine dining cuisine, superior service and luxury reception areas.
The Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre There can be no more haunting and magnificent a backdrop to celebrate your special day than that of the Namib Desert and its erstwhile dunes. If this is the backdrop you are after for your wedding day then The Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre with its historic architecture, old world tradition and first world facilities will give your day that edge you are looking for.
The Windhoek Country Club Resort For the perfect self contained wedding the Windhoek Country Club Resort provides guests popping in for the day, or guests making a holiday out of your event, a mix of comfort, luxury, fine dining and entertainment all in one. Its beautiful views make for the ideal wedding photos and its gorgeous reception facilities and common areas will provide your guests with a talking point for years to come.
The Commodore For the perfect setting the Mother City has to offer, The Commodore provides a beautiful balance of location, views, facilities, cuisine and style. This jewel in the heart of Cape Town offers the wedded couple views of Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean, all while giving guests the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a perfect day in this tranquil setting.
Labadi Beach Hotel With its tropical landscaped gardens overlooking Ghana’s most beautiful beach, the Labadi Beach Hotel is a unique wedding venue for the traveller at heart. Enthrall your guests with the best Ghanaian hospitality has to offer, while adding the magnificent sights and sounds of this West African treasure into your special day.
The Wheatbaker Ultimate luxury is the signature of Nigeria’s Wheatbaker Hotel. Conveniently situated in the heart of Ikoyi and Victoria Island in Lagos, The Wheatbaker is the perfect wedding venue for the bride looking for a hassle free, five-star wedding that exudes elegance, class, comfort and extravagance – dusted with a touch of magic.
Kuzuko Lodge Looking for a bit of bush adventure? Then the Kuzuko Lodge might be exactly what you are seeking. Situated in the Addo Elephant National Park of the Eastern Cape the lodge offers sweeping views of the Karoo Plains and the Zuurberg Mountains, ideal for that wedding album photo shoot as well as excellent catering options and facilities to help complete your perfect day.
Tshukudu Bush Lodge For the bride seeking a more intimate affair, Tshukudu Bush Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park offers the perfect balance of romance and bushveld, delivering a truly unique experience for the distinctive couple. The lodgeâ€™s exceptional service, rabbit warren of romantic rooms and common areas, as well as its distinctive African cuisine will ensure that you have a memorable experience.
Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
Bakubung Bush Lodge
A melding of nature and civilisation, the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge is etched in the slopes of an ancient volcano in the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park. With its beautiful reception facilities, excellent catering, and attentive staff Kwa Maritane, offers a unique backdrop for the African inspired wedding.
If your ideal wedding is one in the bush, yet you donâ€™t want to travel too far from Johannesburg, then the Bakubung Bush Lodge is perfect for you. Against the backdrop of the magnificent Pilanesberg National Park this natural jewel is only a two-hour drive from Johannesburg and offers all the creature comforts you would expect for your special day.
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Stand up for those who canâ€™t â€“ Help our endangered species
o you know what an endangered species is? Well, it is an animal that is what we call threatened or almost extinct. This means that there are just about none of them left. We all know that the dinosaurs are extinct right? Now can you imagine never seeing your favourite animal again? But why are so many animals endangered? What is making them endangered? It is really sad, but most of the animals on the endangered wildlife list are there because man has hunted too many of them, global warming is taking over their natural habitat or man is moving into their natural areas and they simply have nowhere to go.
Do you know what one of the most threatened species in South Africa is? The rhino of course. You have probably heard a lot about rhinos over the last year as there is a big drive to help protect them from being hunted. Do you know why they are being hunted? Their horns are regarded, by some, as very valuable and some people like to make medicine out of their horns, others like to make jewellery out of them and some still use them on dagger handles. Because it is illegal to hunt rhino, the killing of them is done illegally and is known as poaching. In most countries poaching is a criminal offence and people who get caught doing it are often sentenced to jail. You get white and black rhino in South Africa and both are today endangered species.
White rhino facts • T he white rhino or full name rhinoceros’ biological name is Ceratotherium simum • It is one of five species of rhinoceros •You can best identify it by its square-lipped mouth, large size and large hump • I t isn’t really white – it is actually grey •T hey like to live in grassland and the bushveld •You can find them only in Africa •T hey live in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo • It is the second largest land mammal at 4.2m long and 1.85m tall • It can weight 3,600kg •T hey only eat grass •A rhino herd is called a crash •T he white rhino is the most social of all rhino species
Interesting rhino snippet Did you know that the rhino’s eyesight is so bad that if he hears an unusual noise or smells something foreign he will attack first and ask questions later? But luckily because his eyesight is so bad if you are a cunning sprinter you will be able to dodge him by zigzagging and hiding from him in the bush.
But what can we do? My dad used to say to me when I was a child, that when you are in the bush you should shoot nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints. Every little bit helps so we need to talk about what is happening, we need to join organisations that are against these things, and the one thing we absolutely must do – is avoid doing nothing!
Endangered species in South Africa There are a lot of endangered species throughout the world. Some are critically endangered, meaning they are very close to extinction and then there are those that are not as close to extinction but are still considered endangered. Here is a list of some of the endangered species in South Africa. African Elephant African Lion Black Rhinoceros Black-footed Cat Bontebok Brown Hyena Common Hippopotamus De Winton’s Golden Mole Duthie’s Golden Mole European Rabbit Fynbos Golden Mole Giant Golden Mole Gunning’s Golden Mole Highveld Golden Mole Himalayan Tahr Indo-pacific Hump-backed Dolphin Juliana’s Golden Mole Large-eared Free-tailed Bat Leopard Long-tailed Forest Shrew Marley’s Golden Mole Mountain Zebra Riverine Rabbit Robust Golden Mole Rough-haired Golden Mole Sambar Deer Sclater’s Tiny Mouse Shrew Straw-coloured Fruit Bat Striped Roundleaf Bat Temnick’s Ground Pangolin Van Zyl’s Golden Mole White Rhinoceros White-tailed Mouse Critically endangered mammals Rhino Riverine rabbit Wild dog Roan antelope Doing your bit If you want to learn how you can better help our rhinos then make sure that you sign up for the Legacy Junior Ranger’s programme next time you visit either Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge or Bakubung Bush Lodge. Alternatively visit www. legacyhotels.com to find out more about becoming a Junior Ranger. Opposite page: A White rhinoceros This page: A Black rhinoceros
Hunter Hotels LIFESTYLE
joins Legacy Lifestyle Spoil yourself with a holiday from Hunter Hotels and Legacy Lifestyle
f you want that unique holiday unlike any other then you need to pay a visit to a Hunter Hotels property. The signature of the company is to offer its guests a once in a lifetime experience and it manages to capture just that in its properties all nestled in extraordinarily beautiful locations and offering that little bit more
by recently joining the Legacy Lifestyle rewards programme. The perfect match for the discerning visitor who is after a unique and unforgettable experience, the Hunter Hotel properties are rich in character, beautiful and opulent, and a place where absolute attention has been paid to every detail. Drawing their inspiration
from their surroundings or the mark they have left on the pages of history, the hotels include: The Country House and Tsala Treetop Lodge, situated just outside of Plettenberg Bay on the famous Garden Route; as well as its two big five, malaria free safari lodges, Gorah Elephant Camp in the Addo Elephant National Park and
Marataba Safari Company in the Greater Marakele National Park. Tsala and Gorah are proud members of Relais and Chateaux Association. Built in part in the family spirit of personal generosity, guests to a Hunter Hotels property will be delighted by astonishing experiences, luxury, opulence and exceptional service. legacyinspires.co.za
LIFESTYLE Marataba Safari Company On the ancient trade route through the Waterberg Mountains, Marataba is a game lodge like no other, offering a sanctuary embroiled in mystery and draped in harmony, drawing its energy from the natural surrounds of the environment. Build from an intriguing mix of canvas, timber and stone, the property is enhanced by murmuring waters and vast vistas offset by magnificent glass walls, combining history with modern elegance. Taking its cue from the towering mountains around it, abundant wildlife and gorgeous settings, Marataba is a spectacular lodge, providing a wonderful game experience and an unparalleled, diverse, scenic adventure, all in a malaria free area. Marataba is an exclusive 23,000 hectare private concession in the heart of Limpopo’s Greater Marakele National Park, a ‘place of sanctuary’ for Africa’s Big Five and a multitude of other animal species including rare antelope such as the roan, sable and mountain reedbuck. It is also home to the world’s largest breeding colony of the endangered Cape Vulture
and 400 species of birds. The main lodge’s characteristic stone-masonry, offset by huge glass expanses,
and relax while admiring the view and enjoying a cocktail with a book from the library, which can be found in the stone tower
suites your home away from home and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the African wilderness, while
allows the visitor to take full advantage of the spectacular panoramic scenery. Kick back
with a birds-eye view of the breath-taking veld. Make the magnificent tented
indulging in supreme luxury. Each suite combines a mixture of canvas, timber and stone, exquisitely furnished and decorated and its en-suite stone bathrooms, with both shower and bath, are the epitome of bushveld opulence. All of the suites have their own private deck overlooking the plains and the river below, as well as their own outside shower, ceiling fan and air conditioning. Partake in gourmet cuisine with fresh African flavours in the elegant dining room, outdoors on the veranda, simply under a glorious African sky or take your meal at the crystal clear pool. The Marataba game lodge provides a true bush getaway with game drives with an experienced guide, swimming, safaris, fishing, day excursions to Marakele’s Endangered Species Project or indulgent getaways to your tented suite to relax and unwind in perfect solitude. Marataba Safari Company’s exclusive concession lies in the magnificent Contract National Park to the east of the Marakele National Park in Western Limpopo and is approximately a 3 hour drive north of Johannesburg with Thabazimbi, Rustenburg and Lephalale all within easy reach.
The Country House A magnificent 100year old homestead, The Country House takes pride of place in the gorgeous seaside town Plettenberg Bay. Surrounded by a labyrinth of secret gardens and a rich indigenous forest, this property has for the last 22years been heralded as the Grande Dame of the Garden Route. Its signature opulence, luxurious allure, comfort and elegance, The Country House offers its guests and visitors a tranquil retreat, far from the madding crowd. A paradise for families, it is close to local activities that include wine tasting, whale and dolphin spotting, bird watching and forest picnics as well as countless beautiful beaches all within easy driving distance. Parents can take advantage of a much-needed reprieve, as children can enjoy their time in their own private recreational
Taking its inspiration from the magnificent Garden Route of the Western Cape area with everything necessary to keep them more than happy whilst parents enjoy quality time together. Take breakfast in the sun-drenched conservatory; enjoy lunch platters at the poolside and dinners in the legendary Zinzi restaurant on the estate. If you want to unwind then take time out in the main lounge where you can amble through the library or enjoy the roaring fireplace. The Country House offers five different room types, with individual guest suites ranging from the intimate to large and opulent, and includes garden suites, family suites, superior garden suites, deluxe pool
suites and a master suite. Each suite is equipped with all you may need while away and the gorgeous antique furnishings, fire places, private patios and panoramic views of the forest will leave you in awe. For those lucky enough to book a deluxe pool or master suites can take advantage of their own private plunge pool. Taking its inspiration from the magnificent Garden Route of the Western Cape, this â€˜Home in Africaâ€™ is picturesquely framed by the magnificent Tsitsikamma Mountains, is just 10kms and a 10minute drive from Plettenberg Bay.
LIFESTYLE Tsala Treetop Lodge & Villas The crowning glory of an ancient indigenous forest, Tsala is a treetop paradise that draws its inspiration from the tree canopies in which it nestles, and can be found between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna on the scenic Garden Route in the Western Cape. This lavish hotel provides a combination of ancient civilisation and modernity, displayed in its stark stone-masonry entrance flanked by water features that lead into a magnificent foyer supported by polished Blackwood columns. The afro-baroque décor with its earthy colours, rich textures and handcrafted fittings draws inspiration from the diverse cultures of Africa, yet remain integrated with the sophistication of the Western world. Tucked into the forest canopy, Tsala’s 10 luxury hide-away suites and 6 double-bedroom villas provide a true slice of opulent indulgence and romanticism. Each suite is made from stone, wood and glass, with a lavish bedroom, an elegant sitting room, fireplace and spacious bathroom. Extending into the forest is a private deck for dining al fresco and each suite has its own infinity pool dripping off the edge into the scenic panoramas. Take a walk through its elevated wooden walkways, where you can meander through the trees and experience the restful tranquillity of the forest. Tsala’s restaurant, situated on the property, serves delicately prepared and exquisitely presented local and international dishes all accompanied by a wide selection of the best South African Estate and Auction wines from Tsala’s private cellar. Whether you are in the intimate glassed-in lounge, or on the large open decks high above the forest floor, you will be blown away by the breathtakingly beautiful views. If you are a romantic at heart then the magical allure of Tsala will prove to be irresistible to you. While at Tsala you can enjoy time out at Plettenberg Bay, with its glorious golden beaches or the vibrant town of Knysna, nestled up against the Knysna lagoon.
LIFESTYLE Gorah Elephant Camp Looking for a bit of colonial African nostalgia? Then you absolutely have to take time out at the Gorah Elephant Camp in the heart of the Big 7 Addo Elephant National park in the malaria free Eastern Cape. An exclusive safari lodge, Gorah combines the beauty of a bygone time with the modern sophistication, service, class and elegance of five star luxury
living. A romantic getaway, it offers a glimpse into a forgotten era and draws its breath from the wide sweeping plains of the indigenous bushveld of the Sundayâ€™s River Valley. Today a national monument, the Gorah House was originally built in 1856, and has been fully restored to its former glory. On arrival you will be enticed by armchairs around the original fireplaces, comfy lounges and a
small library with a selection of reference books. You can watch the abundant wildlife around the waterhole, found right in front of the main veranda, splash out in the sparkling swimming pool, or simply relax on the sun decks or in the shade of its porches and patios. Guests can partake in delicious and lavish gourmet cuisine in the elegant softly lit dining rooms of the main
house, on the old-style veranda overlooking the waterhole, or under the stars in the open boma. Take a game drive and enjoy the sighting of one of the densest populations of elephant, buffalo and black rhino of any national park, or sit back and catch a glimpse of the some 320 recorded species of birds. Take time out in your tented suite, a real bushveld sanctuary. Sheltered beneath thatched
LIFESTYLE canopies, Gorahâ€™s 11 tented suites are luxurious and spacious, reminiscent of the golden era of a 1900s safari, enhanced modern creature comforts such as its own en-suite bathroom with shower, interior relaxation area and a private deck offering panoramic views across the endless savannah plains. Other facilities include solar-powered lights, ceiling fans and in-house communication between the tents
and the Main House. The 5 000 hectare private concession is located deep in the heart of the Addo Elephant National Park, 70km north-east of the Eastern Cape coastal city of Port Elizabeth, the nearest centre with a major airport. To book your space at an exclusive Hunter Hotels property and to start earning Legacy Rands visit www.legacylifestyle.co.za
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evening will not disappoint! The plush decor and music choices ensure that the market is more mature, and an age restriction of 25 and up, as well as a smart dress code are the norm.
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Al fiume al Fiume - Italian for ‘at the river’ - has all the ingredients for a great restaurant: a beautiful setting on a shady wooden deck on the banks of the Hennops River and a restaurateur with a passion for food, as well as the experience to ensure outstanding levels of service.
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Annica s Boutique Restaurant Annica’s is in the heart of Sandton, but could be in another part of the world. Annica’s Restaurant is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, featuring tastes from around the world.
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Our nautical theme extends to our menu, which offers seafood delicacies, such as fresh Namibian Oysters, Mussels with Garlic and Herbs, Crayfish Bisque topped with Cream and Chive Slivers. For those wanting to sample the best in red meat, we have plenty for you to choose from. Whatever your culinary desire, our menu will leave you and your guests feeling sumptuously nourished. Offers a buffet breakfast, à la carte menu and light menu for the not-so-hungry. • The Commodore Hotel, Cape Town Lifestyle Reward: 10%
Due to its excellent location, commitment to personal service and spectacular views of the lake below, the Centurion Lake Hotel has, for years, been a favorite destination for tourists and business executives. A new look, a new name, a new menu. Brunos Restaurant, Bar & Deli will create a more inviting and engaging atmosphere. • Centurion Lake Hotel, Centurion Lifestyle Reward: 10%
The people at De Kloof are passionate about bringing together the finest food and wines. We represent a movement against culinary mediocrity and compromise. Our mission is to create dining experiences so memorable that you will lie in bed in the mornings and still half-dream about them. We tend to go overboard in finding the best suppliers and we’d like to think that this is very noticeable when you visit De Kloof.
With its warm and sophisticated décor Pimento’s can serve as a pre-drinks destination or a fine dining experience. Whatever the occasion, Pimento’s never fails to exceed expectation, as time after time it delivers a memorable performance.
marula grill Treat yourself to a taste sensation in our Marula Grill Restaurant. Join us every Tuesday for delights from the Mediterranean buffet. Enjoy an array of flavours and tastes from our Asian buffet every Wednesday. Enjoy our ‘Out of Africa’ buffet menu every Friday. Dinner is served between 18h30 and 22h00. • Bakubung Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg Lifestyle Reward: 10%
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Waterfront. The Restaurant is located in an original section of the Breakwater Convict Station, which was built in 1860. Rich in heritage and history, we specialize in Traditional Cape Malay Cooking. Our menu also offers several additional dishes to patrons that decide not to have Cape Malay Food.
Shimmering skyscrapers gaze upon the sprawling upmarket metropolis of Sandton. It is in the heart of this bustling centre of commerce and luxury that classic European dining and chic South African flair converge to revolutionise the art of cuisine. At Maximillien, our meticulous attention to detail and relentless pursuit of service excellence are of equal importance as serving only the most mouth-watering dishes. • Legacy Corner, Nelson Mandela Square Lifestyle Reward: 10%
Signature Restaurant Signature Restaurant is one of the most exciting fashionable restaurants in Sandton, offering a unique mix of exclusivity, flexibility, comfort, sophistication and design. Signature delivers an unparalleled mix of attention to detail, flawless service, sumptuous cuisine and some of the best bluesy/jazz sounds Sandton has to offer. • Morningside, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 10%
The Raj Welcome to The Raj as we present to you the legacy of India’s most ancient culinary heritage and take you on a journey where the fusion of skillfully spiced dishes with their mesmerizing flavours, textures and rich colours are sure to be an unforgettable experience.
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Piccolo Mondo Restaurant Kuzina Cantare Dinner and Dance Cantare Dinner and Dance - a totally unique offering, this is not just dinner, it’s an EXPERIENCE! From the moment you join us, we will keep you captivated by the various forms of entertainment we have on offer. Ideally situated in a casino environment, as well as the fact that Monte Casino is Gauteng’s best entertainment venue, Cantare Dinner and Dance will have you dancing the night away after being thoroughly enthralled by our fantastic Vintage Varga cabaret show – one of a kind in South Africa! As a venue we endeavour to serve up an evening that tantalizes all the senses. From Vintage Varga models enhancing the different areas, to old-style smoke and mirrors, the
At KUZINA restaurant we focus on quality and the authentic Greek way of eating out. KUZINA in Greek means KITCHEN and in our tradition this is the most warm and welcoming room in the house, where the family always comes together. Our philosophy at Kuzina is simple; Excellent quality food, relaxed atmosphere and value for money. • The Firs, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 5%
the Quarterdeck restaurant The Quarterdeck Restaurant is situated in The PortsWood Hotel in the V&A
True to its name, the Piccolo Mondo really is “a world in one”, combined with superb food, excellent wine and a sophisticated ambience. The Piccolo Mondo instantly turns your visit into a distinctive culinary experience.
wall street restaurant
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Wall Street is set to attract both local and international business and leisure travellers from across the globe with a great sense of fine dining and elegance. Our cuisine is impeccably prepared to satisfy even the most demanding of taste buds.
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Parc Fermé, Sandton’s newest upmarket restaurant in the heart of the CBD, is the very essence of classic meets contemporary. A meeting place for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Parc Privé proves superior when considering the factors that contribute to an outstanding dining experience with international cuisine standards. • Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 10%
Vilamoura Vilamoura will entice you with our superb menu, impeccable service and exquisite wine list. Our elegance and attention to detail encompasses two private dining rooms as well legacyinspires.co.za
LIFESTYLE DIRECTORY as a Supper Club which offers a dinner and dance experience with live entertainment. Be it a special celebration, a corporate function or a romantic dinner for two, Vilamoura will turn it into a truly memorable occasion. • Sandton, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 10%
Sótano Drawing on inspiration from all over the Mediterranean, Sotano (Spanish for “cellar”) is a casual eatery that concentrates on using fresh, seasonal produce to create simple but delicious dishes. In the warmer months enjoy beautiful views of the Mouille Point promenade and tuck into flatbreads, beef tartare, grilled calamari or fresh fish. Joining us for the autumn or winter? No problem. Grab a seat inside by the fire, order a glass of red wine and try our hearty comfort food like lamb tagine, fish pie or French onion soup. You don’t need to have a huge meal though, with the tapas menu providing a great way to have a quick bite and relax with a few friends. • Mouille Point, Cape Town Lifestyle Reward: 10%
seating outdoors and in a glass atrium on the banks of the Liesbeek River, the restaurant brings all the Caveau charm to a new audience in the suburbs. As with the restaurant in town, the menu is written up daily on a chalkboard, with a variety of tapas and main options. The innovative and extensive wine list is categorized according to moods and styles, not region or varietal, making it informative and practical.
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HQ HQ Restaurant & Bar is a steak restaurant focused on a single meal of salad, sirloin and chips. It is loosely based on the famous Parisian restaurant, L’Entrecote, in its homage to meat. Other than how customers would like their steaks cooked, there aren’t many more decisions to make at HQ. Which allows guests to focus their attention on the well-thought list of local wines. Instead of being crowded with selections, the concise list introduces guests to a changing array of local wines they would rarely get to sample elsewhere.
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Gourmet Burger Gourmet Burger is focused on one thing: making the best burger in town, using fresh ingredients, served simply and honestly. Whether you want to enjoy the excellent hospitality of our restaurants or order burgers to go, Gourmet Burger offers an inspired gourmet experience instead of a meal cliché. The menu is an extensive list of quality burgers, from classic cheese burgers to the Mediterranean lamb burger, all made from 100% natural ingredients. This is complimented by a great selection of beers, interesting wines and quality spirits.
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Caveau Wine Bar & Deli Caveau, situated on the Bree Street side of Heritage Square, offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Cape Town. This intimate wine bar and deli affords the seasoned and enterprising professionals an opportunity to bring the wine route to your doorstep, but to cheekily break outmoded traditions taking taste to where no bud has been before.The original Caveau Heritage Square was joined by a sister restaurant in early 2007, housed in the historical Josephine Mill in Newlands. With
Fish & Wine Company The Fish and Wine Company serve high-quality fresh seafood, beautifully prepared and presented in a modern Japanese-inspired setting at the Design Quarter, in Fourways. We cater for all tastes, dietary requirements, appetites and their resident sushi chefs make all the sushi fresh to order. The restaurant caters for smokers, with an upstairs and open-air balcony overlooking Design Quarter’s bustling piazza. • Design Quarter, Fourways Lifestyle Reward: 10%
Kitchen Bar Whether it’s exceptional cuisine, relaxed music, or extraordinary architecture, a true connoisseur recognizes great experiences at the Kitchen Bar. This highly evolved elegant executive Euro techno atmosphere has been tailormade for those used to living the good life. From dynamic chefs, friendly staff, unforgettable food and wine, this long overdue bliss-ness completes your wellbeing.
Three Restaurant Our Restaurant is elegantly decorated and is a place for our diners to step into a world of the ‘Fine Dining Experience’. We offer our patrons a chance to be treated to not only fine cuisine but also allows us to show case the beautiful wines of our Country. As the name suggests we will be presenting 3 vineyards every 2 months. We have created a delicious, delicately prepared 5 course meal specifically for each Vineyard. Each course is served with a glass of Wine from the chosen Estate. Our patrons are encouraged to choose a Vineyard they wish to sample and we will give them the gastronomic accompaniment! • Design Quarter, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 10%
the grillhouse Established in 1995, The Grillhouse offers the perfect quadfecta in dining – great food, a huge selection of fine wines and malts, stellar service and an upmarket yet warm and hospitable atmosphere. With a slew of accolades under its belt - Best Independent Steakhouse for 8 consecutive years, and Rossouw’s Restaurants rating of three stars (the highest possible) - The Grillhouse proves just what a winning combination it has.
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Katzy’s There isn’t a nighttime venue in Joburg that offers quite what Katzy’s does – a place to be seen, and which has resident bands performing five nights a week, the Grillhouse menu, a stellar wine, cocktail and cigar list, and more than 100 different whiskeys, cognacs and bourbons to choose from. The newly enlarged Katzy’s, which has a wraparound garden and outdoor area, now caters for lunch. Purpose built as a sophisticated music venue, Katzy’s has the latest stage, sound and audiovisual equipment. The programme includes an exciting lineup of the best local and international artists. Katzy’s is also suited for conferences, parties, product launches, and viewing major sporting events. Katzys is affliated to The Grillhouse which offers the perfect quadfecta in dining.
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maxim lounge Welcome to Maximillien Lounge affectionately known as Maxim – Sandton’s most elite and exclusive whisky, wine and cigar lounge offering an atmosphere of sophistication and elegance for those looking for a stylish venue to visit regularly. Exquisite aesthetics and decor is finely balanced with impeccable service to allow those who visit frequently to feel at home while at the same time emphasising that sense of luxury. Age restriction – no under 23’s.
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Corporate Café The Corporate Cafe built on three acres of pristine woodlands in Illovo, in the heart of the city’s northern residential suburbs. This harmonious juxtaposition between structure and surrounding creates an indomitable tranquil environment, setting the perfect backdrop for an unbeatable culinary taste experience! With an extensive menu that promises to cater for every taste bud The Corporate Cafe provides the ideal setting for light business lunch or a leisurely weekend breakfast.
VIP Lounge Opening soon at Michelangelo Towers Mall, Lower Level. 8 Maude Street, Sandton
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for entrepreneurs and companies wanting to venture into the wellness industry by way of the spa and gym sectors. Lifestyle.
Casuarina Spa and wellness centre Want to feel like a new person, then treat yourself to a new way of living the spa experienceâ€Ś.. Casuarina Wellness Centre offers maximum glamour and sophistication with the most dazzling therapies to re-establish the natural equilibrium of body, mind and spirit, an essential source of health, beauty and well being. â€˘ The Commodore Hotel, Cape Town Lifestyle Reward: 5%
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Life Day Spa, Cape Town Overlooking Table Mountain and the flowing water ways of Canal Walk, Life Day Spa Cape Town was created to provide sanctuary from the stresses of modern day life. The earthy yet chic decor exudes a stylishly soothing energy that will revive even the weariest body. No expense has been spared in the creation of this world class facility yet visitors will be pleasantly surprised at the affordability of treatments. Allow yourself to be cared for by our skilled therapists and leave our haven feeling totally rejuvenated. â€˘ Canal walk, Cape Town Lifestyle Reward: 5%
davinci spa DaVinci Spa strives to offer more than a simple spa menu. We would like all of our visitors to treat their bodies like the temples they are and care for them both on the inside and out. The external pampering and preening happens under the expert care of our Spa Therapists.
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Life Day Spa, Johannesburg Set in the heart of Fourways, Johannesburg, the Life Day Spa offers you the opportunity to relax and experience your senses in a beautiful and atmospheric setting. The perfect escape from the worries of the world. You will be instantly set at ease in the calming surroundings as the friendly staff guide you around the spa facilities to the accompaniment of gently lapping water and the unique ambience of the Life Day Spa. â€˘ Fourways, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 5%
kwa maritane bush lodge Spa Located on the outer rim of an extinct volcano and overlooking a unique granite dome is Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, â€œPlace of the Rockâ€?, Legacyâ€™s oldest and most famous bush lodge, host to families, couples, businessmen and delegates from all over the world. Guests can enjoy a host of recreational activities which will soon also include Kwa Maritane Spa launching late 2011.
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legacy balance Legacy Balance and its employees concern themselves with the wellbeing of others, not only the outer wellbeing catered for by our exceptional spa facilities, but also the inner workings of the body as provided for by the state-of-theart gym facilities. Legacy Balance strives to offer a one-stop-shop
therapists are artists that fully understand the intricacies of the human form. Our treatments are their pallets that allow them to both pamper and restore your fatigued body and soul.
Octaviaâ€™s Sensorium Day Spa The luxurious world-class Octaviaâ€™s Sensorium Day Spa will indulge you beyond your expectations. This magnificent facility resembles the eclectic style and ambience of Ancient Rome, while providing state of the art facilities including the magnificent Roman Bath. Octaviaâ€™s Sensorium Day Spa is a haven where the physical, the mental and the spiritual are equally cared for.
Renaissance Spa The Renaissance Spa is a fully equipped health and beauty spa with all the facilities one would associate with a world class spa, such as: â€˘ Swiss shower â€˘ Heated spa bath â€˘ Sauna â€˘ Steam room â€˘ Spa treatment rooms â€˘ Outdoor Pool & Sun Deck.
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Stars SA designs individual and unique pieces, catering to all women accentuating and enhancing their true inner beauty. Each collection has been inspired by South African celebrity personalities, each with their own style and signature accent in collaboration with the ANEX design Brand. We provide V.I.P shopping after hours as well as customizing of garments to your specific needs. At Stars SA, as valuable customers, You are all welcome, you are all V.I.P.Stars SA : Be the star, you were born to be.
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Soulstice Day Spa, Westrand How often do you take the time to pamper yourself, to allow the health and wellness of your body, spirit and mind to be cared for? If you are like the majority of the people, speeding at a frantic pace through the mad rush of day-to-day life, chances are your own comfort is catered to only as an afterthought. Our highly professional and dedicated staff at Soulstice Day Spa have your comfort, pampering and pure delight as their main priority.
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More than a mere boutique, 312 Couture is a symbol of elegance and excellence. Shopping at 312 Couture is an event in itself, it defines the person you want to be and complements your fashion experience. When it comes to clothing, thereâ€™s little to disappoint.
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The Life Day Spa offers you the opportunity to relax and experience your senses in a beautiful and atmospheric setting. The perfect escape from the worries of the world. You will be instantly set at ease in the calming surroundings as the friendly staff guides you around the spa facilities to the sound of gently lapping water and the unique ambience of the Life Day Spa, Rosebank. Our aim at Life Day Spa is to help you fully experience your senses... So step out of your world and into ours. Recharge yourself at Life Day Spa.
provide a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of modern day city life.
Set on the outskirts of the esteemed east of the City of Jacarandas, Soulstice Day Spa Pretoria, was created to
ANEX Couture ANEX Couture designs individual and unique pieces, catering to all women, accentuating and enhancing true inner beauty. The collection has been inspired by South African celebrity personalities, each with their own style and signature accent in collaboration with the ANEX design brand. ANEX Couture provides V.I.P shopping after hours as well as customizing of garments to your specific needs. ANEX Couture is sold from the Stars SA store at Morningside Shopping Centre in Johannesburg. â€˘Exclusively Available at Stars SA
LIFESTYLE DIRECTORY luxury to timeless aesthetic simplicity and exquisite detail directed to self-motivated, corporate, independent visionaries hungry for a new and fresh alternative.
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angelino Established in 1999, the ANGELINO brand has riveted exclusive men’s boutiques for over a decade with spectacular men’s contemporary fashion ranging from shirts and neck ties to waistcoats and cuff links, that exuded a unique brand of elegance and sophistication.
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Ben Sherman “Looking good isn’t important...it’s everything!” - Ben Sherman. 1963: The year when Ben Sherman begins producing his iconic shirts from a small factory in Brighton to the soundtrack of The Beatles, The Troggs and The Kinks. Mods, skinheads and rockers have taken over the nation and the Ben Sherman button-downs instantly becomes the signature fashion essential. Fast forward and Ben Sherman is now a fully-fledged lifestyle brand. With over four decades of experience in dressing the best bands under its belt, investing in a slice of music history with your sartorial choices couldn’t be easier with The Original Ben Sherman.
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Enrico marinelli Enrico Marinelli started to create his dream designs in a small tailor shop he had in Italy in 1952. It was here that he started producing custom-made orders for his special customers. In 1968, Enrico Marinelli was already one of the best Italian designers with his style line that went beyond the limits of imagination. Difference in the quality of the stiches of his suits was the most closely looked after specialty of his haute-couture. The Enrico Marinelli brand is the choice of the most fashion conscious as much today as it has been in the past.
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Fendi The house of FENDI was established in Rome in 1925 with the opening of the first FENDI boutique – a handbag shop and fur workshop. Soon winning international acclaim, FENDI emerged as a brand renowned for its elegance, craftsmanship, innovation and style. Today FENDI is synonymous with tradition, experimentation and creativity. • Sandton City, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 10%
Bisse Havaianas Made in Brazil and produced from a secret rubber recipe, Havaianas are known for their extreme marshmallow comfort, durability and spot on fashion styling. Loved by many, including, rock stars and celebrities, Havaianas have earned the deserved reputation of “best rubber sandal in the world”. • V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
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Brice Exclusive Wear Brice Exclusive Wear was established in 1992. Our mission is to create a brand not driven by huge marketing budgets and simple designs but one that is driven by an innovative philosophy and a universal appeal. The philosophy is a brand that brings haute couture for women and classic, superbly tailored styles for men that marries comfort and
Men’s exclusive wear and accessories. Shop U406, Legacy corner mall, Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton.
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Ferrari Store The Rise of the Cavallino, the first Ferrari Store to grace our shores, opened its doors on the 14th October 2008. Ferrari Store doubles its presence in South Africa, located in Sandton City on the Nelson Mandela Bridge, joining its sister branch at OR Tambo International Airport. The store embodies the history and spirit of Ferrari itself giving its fans a truly Ferrari experience.
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Lady marmelade Inspired by the vibrant glamour, seductive passion, and wild abandon of the fabulous women of the Moulin Rouge, Lady Marmalaide Bridal Studios is the place where every girl’s bridal fantasy becomes a reality. For one special day – your wedding day - you can be whoever you want to be. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by settling for less than your most cherished wish! As the exclusive distributors of Demetrios and Max Chaoul wedding gowns in South Africa, Lady Marmalaide has the perfect gown to bring your most romantic bridal fantasy to life. Revel in the luxury and elegance of our extraordinary variety of classic, modern and haute couture bridal styles, and together with exclusive personalised attention, expert advice and a range of exquisite shoes and accessories, come realise your whimsical, wild, wonderful or way-out wedding wishes at our studios nationwide. To experience premium bridal quality and service. • The Pivot Monte Casino, Johannesburg
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La Rue In the heart of the vivacious Legacy Corner, discover chic and sophisticated fashion trends at the men’s exclusive boutique - La Rue; inspired by the famous French street “rue des champs Elysée” in Paris, La Rue is a gentleman’s unique walk-in closet theme, backed by affordable-luxurious European brands such as Frenzy and Bikkembergs. La Rue enables Easy access to internationally renowned fashion designer apparel from Italy to Argentina. We pride ourselves by offering our clients with limited fashion designer clothing, therefore ensuring our products exclusivity; and “semi-fitted” clothing on site by our professional tailor. La Rue is definitely a trendsetter’s one-stop fashion store.
of a lifestyle than the need to wear a brand. The Land Rover person does not necessarily own the vehicle but subscribes to the values of being original and authentic with a love of wide open spaces. Our ranges have three specific appeals: • LAND ROVER RANGE for casual, every day and weekender wear and utility gear. • RANGE ROVER for a more sophisticated, styled range of apparel and accessories. • KINGSLEY HOLGATE for your hardy bush wear and affordable, relaxed casual wear. Get into the right gear and join the lifestyle brand for the adventurous at heart. Available at the following Land Rover Dealerships and Land Rover Gear Stockists:
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Lou Lou Boutique High End Ladies Fashion Boutique including Evening and Cocktail dresses. Day to night dresses for all shapes and sizes. Occasional suits, hats, clutch bags and Corporate suits.
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Marco Adamo Specializing in Men’s Italian clothing, Marco has brought in limited designs in all ranges and sizes, guaranteeing exclusivity for his esteemed customers.
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La Collezione Dei Conti Fashion has been a tradition in the Conti family founded with Conti senior “Maria” who started her art of sewing at the age of 14 in Via Veneto, Rome, Italy. All our garments are designed and hand crafted in Italy with very selected fabrics of Italian origin only.
Land Rover Gear Land Rover Gear offers the individualist the opportunity to express themselves. This expression says more about the understated adventurous expression
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OREB Oreb leads the way with fresh exclusive fashion direct from Europe. Dressing men with a commanding presence to captivate the attention of others.
his death in 1960, it was important to Ferragamo and consumers that the label and name live on in honour of the designer himself. Today, the label is doing better than ever and continues to unveil incredible new styles with every line released.
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Patricia Nascimento A Brazilian designer popular with celebrities for Bridal and Red Carpet events, her striking gowns transform every woman into a star. Patricia Nascimento specialises in high-end luxury gowns for the lady who demands the absolute best and will not accept any less for her special day. Each gown features the finest, most luxurious materials available and hand crafted details for a unique, lavish effect with the royal touch. The talented designer has the ability to make a dress look like it has been moulded to the body and specially made for the woman who wears it. With a showroom that resembles a Best-Dressed Gown exhibition, it is a visual treat – choosing a favourite is the only dilemma! • Michelangelo Towers Mall, Johannesburg
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Exclusive high fashion ladies boutique, specializing in evening, cocktail and occasional wear, as well as fashion accessories. Established in Nelson Mandela Square since 2004, VIGLIETTI Boutique has become a destination store for those who seek exclusive high couture garments. VIGLIETTI Boutique pride themselves on the best personalized customer service in the market.
Salvatore Ferragamo is one of the most prestigious luxury footwear designers in the world. After many years of developing breathtaking shoe designs, Ferragamo decided to open up a Hollywood shop in hopes of gaining recognition from celebrities. His attempt was successful and Salvatore Ferragamo quickly became the official shoemaker of the stars. After
dunhill Since 1893 Alfred Dunhill has been committed to advancing the pursuit of male indulgence through exceptional service, luxurious environments and the finest products that display innovation in both design and function.
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Alexander Fine Attire Alexander Fine Attire provides a bespoke service for men of all shapes and sizes. With our team of expert tailors we are able to customize suits, shirts and accessories to every individual’s needs. Intelligent and economical wardrobe combinations is what we specialize in. All items are made to measure and all clients’ specs are captured in our system and can be accessed and altered for future orders. This allows for customers to order on a regular basis without having to commute. • Turbine Office Park, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 10%
Naked Ape Naked ape fashion consulting has established an elite service for the discerning individual, based on enhancing personal style and image. The Naked Ape team is well poised to assist with developing the confidence to dress with style and class whilst maintaining individuality, personality and each individuals passion for life. • Milpark, Johannesburg
its superb quality, consistent excellence in service and product delivery. At Chrysalis our uncompromising commitment to quality and service has earned us the proud reputation of being South Africa’s most prestigious supplier of exclusive bed linen and related bedroom accessories.
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Pringle has been knitting cashmere since the 1870’s when it began as a luxury hosiery manufacturer. It was later credited with creating the intarsia design known today as the Pringle signature argyle pattern, which was immediately adopted by the duke of Windsor and the fashionable set of the time. Pringle also took a sporty twopiece cardigan and sweater set from the golf course and retailed it to create the ‘twinset’, and a classic British style icon was born.
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BOSS Black is HUGO BOSS’ core brand and stands for contemporary modern elegance. The product range encompasses a women’s and a men’s collection with businesswear, sportswear and glamorous event styles. The premium line is also supplemented with shoes and accessories as well as licensed eyewear, watches, fragrances and a children’s collection.
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Ghorbany Over thousands of years persian carpets have evolved - much like living creatures. Ghorbany has made it their mission to emphasise the creativity and innovation of this craft and art. Ghorbany is now a brand where tradition meets innovation, where imagination meets sophistication. The brand is proudly capturing many homes, offices, palaces and hotels in and out of South Africa.
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Glo Lighting and Living Featuring exclusive brands such as Kartell, Flos and Swarvoski, Glo Lighting and Living has it all. Visit our showroom in Parkhurst today.
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Tam Tam Collection A “petit” slice of Paris located in the trendy Blubird Shopping Centre, the shop echoes the French boutiques by making clean, contemporary statement of uncluttered space, softly draped hangings, rich furniture and wonderful crystal chandeliers. And it is within this feminine space that the lingerie and swimwear collections are beautifully displayed. At Tam Tam Collection we are passionate about the products that we sell and offer a very personalized shopping experiece to our clients and this made the shop a designated store to visit.
Narci’s Rugs of Persia Narci’s Rugs have been in South Africa since 1998. Through a long standing family interest in the oriental rug and carpet market, Narci Raeisi, the owner of Narci’s Rugs, has built up the experience and knowledge necessary to assist clients in making the right choice of carpet to best suit their home or office decor.
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HOME Zifferelli Menswear The name Zifferelli is synonymous with superior quality. Made to suit men of class and distinction, you’ll leave with the imprint of sophistication and
Chrysalis Best known brand of bespoke linen in the South African Market. Known for legacyinspires.co.za
Amatuli Artefacts CC hartmann and keppler interiors We have full ranges in bedrooms, dining rooms, lounges and office suits, each with accompanying pieces that compliment the style. All the furniture is made to order, and each client can personalise the items to suit their taste with their choice in finish and fabrics.
Amatuli, purveyors of fine African Artefacts. Started in the 90’s, we accrued amazingly diverse selection of large sculptures, prints and small detailed objet d’art. Join us for a tea or coffee while you let the African spirit speak to you. • Kramerville, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 10%
from a comprehensive representation of South African art and artists with genres including landscape, abstract, African, township, wildlife, florals and still lifes, hand-blown glassware and the colourful Tom’s Drag Collection as well as international graphics and handcoloured engravings. We guarantee every purchase with a certificate of authenticity and value. A full customframing service is also offered and we deliver worldwide. We look forward to welcoming you to our gallery.
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JVB The JVB collection comprises pieces from across the globe- all designed and sourced by Justin Van Breda. Beautifully detailed and appointed furniture and accessories create a sense of occasion, responding to the demands of modern living while hinting at the elegance of a bygone era.
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Launched at a grand event on 24 July 2008, Art Afrique Gallery came into being. Specialising in African and South African art, the gallery showcases our “African jewels” - some already well known and featured in the finest private and corporate collections around the world - and some emerging. Take some time to sit back and enter the delightful world of aesthetics. Call us to find out how affordable it can be to own these fine artworks. • The Legacy Corner Mall, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward:12%
Alfred Mall Gallery Peter J.A. Stuart (Pty)Ltd Peter J.A. Stuart (Pty) Ltd is a major importer of high quality furniture. We specialize in chairs, tables, consoles and cabinets. The company is over thirty years old, and has built a respected reputation for offering quality products to the South African market. The company offers a vast range of over 3,000 products, giving our client’s the largest range and choice in South Africa. Lifestyle Reward: 10% 0C 0M 0Y 100K 20C 20M 40Y 0K Pantone 4525C
SOLEIL Established in Johannesburg since 1996, SOLEIL offers an exclusive range of Patio Furniture designed in house and manufactured in our workshop in Johannesburg. Our designs bring original ideas and are totally focused on those precious moments of enjoyment of your home, your family and friends. Our focus is to exceed customer expectations through personalized service, outstanding designs and uncompromising quality and after sales service. • Bryanston, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 7%
Established in 1994 and located in the heart of the world-famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront within the boutique Alfred Mall, opposite the entrance to the Victoria & Alfred Hotel , the Alfred Mall Gallery showcases of some of South Africa’s most exciting and talented artists. With a vibrant African-feel gallery space the Alfred Mall Gallery showcases original works of art by South African artists, paintings in varied media, ceramic art and bronze sculptures. Its focus on African art, wildlife and township art, complimented by the extensive collection (over 350 images) of the South African Print Collection, offers you a wealth of choice. We guarantee every purchase with a certificate of authenticity and value. Worldwide delivery gladly arranged. We look forward to welcoming you to our gallery. • V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Lifestyle Reward:10%
Gallery on the Side Established in 1998 and incorporating a true African Boma theme on two levels Gallery on the Side offers a warm, friendly and unassuming atmosphere in which to browse for your chosen masterpiece. Choose
Rowland Ward Rowland Ward, founded in London 1892, opened in Johannesburg in 1974. It is now the leading supplier of African Art, curios and collectables in the City. Items are carefully chosen for quality and value and are sourced from as far afield as Mail, Cameroon, Kenya, the Congo and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa. Perhaps, 50% of the items originate from South Africa. Rowland Ward is well known for its hand engraved, African animal crystal glasses, exclusively produced for Rowland Ward and which are still much in demand. Rowland Ward for the best in African Art.
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Situated along the main road of the village, in the majestic Franschhoek valley, the elegant and contemporary Vineyard Gallery Franschhoek invites you to view some of South Africa’s finest artworks. From within this fully renovated old Victorian home, surrounded by mature oak trees, sits a modern, light and bright art gallery offering a comprehensive selection of South African art. Art on display includes South African landscape art (including some of South Africa’s finest vineyard and wineland scenes) and seascapes, wildlife and township art, abstract and post-impressionist art. You can also purchase unique sculptures, ceramics, hand-blown glassware and other objets d’art including the famous Tom’s Drag Collection. The Vineyard Gallery Franschhoek is situated on the corner of Huguenot and Reservoir roads and compliments the fine restaurants and specialty stores in the town. We guarantee every purchase with a certificate of authenticity and value. Worldwide delivery gladly arranged. We look forward to welcoming you to our gallery.
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SA Art Collection
The South African Art Collection gallery was established in November 2002, by invitation of the V&A Waterfront Directors. With its large and expansive proportions coupled with the modern yet rustic African feel, the S.A. Art Collection is well-known and trusted as a long-time favourite with international travellers and locals alike. There is a wonderful depth of choice of original South African art, including African, township and wildlife art, ceramics, sculptures and curios, together with the South African Print Collection, which boasts over 350 unique African and South African prints. Situated on the same level and a stone’s throw from the Nelson Mandela Museum and departure point for the Robben Island ferry, it is ideally situated for a relaxing browse and coffee break whilst you gaze at unique art in this popular South African gallery. We guarantee
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Annica’s Designer Cakes Annica’s Designer Cakes, specializes in designer cakes for all occasions. All Wedding Cakes are custom designed to suite your theme and preferences, skillfully prepared by our team of dedicated and trained Confectioners to make your Wedding Cake a Masterpiece. We also have a coffee shop to cater to everything from your early morning coffee and croissant to a Sunday afternoon treat.
• Ferndale, Randburg Lifestyle Reward: 5%
Contessa Contessa Tea Connoisseur was started as a dream to introduce South Africans to the world of tea, and to create an original and relaxed environment within which to enjoy it. The atmosphere and decor in the shop is cosmopolitan in theme. The setting is uniquely relaxing. Situated on 11th Avenue, Rivonia, the sidewalk tables make a pleasant change from shopping centre dining. Tea is steeped in tradition, glamour, style, sophistication and fun. • Rivonia, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 10%
Dorry Pets Dorry Pets started in 2007 as an online store and has grown very fast to a successful retail shop front. We specialize in Marines and Tropical planted tanks, with our marine side being as big as 250sq and our tropical side 200sq. Our goal is to provide useful information and trusted products to aquarium enthusiasts and to actively encourage others to bring a small piece of the aquatic world into their home. Who is Dorry Pets? We are a large retail store with devoted aquarium specialists. Our only concern is providing you the end user with high quality products, great service, and useful information. We stand behind every product we sell and we will not compromise quality or service just to make more money. We keep a very close relationship with our clients and are aware of what is happening with each and every clients system. Our Business Philosophy Guaranteed product, pricing, service, convenience all matters to us. Our success depends on the quality of the relationships we have with our customers. Out of experience we realized that relationships need to be grounded in trust. We gain our trust from our customers through personal interaction, sharing personal feelings, opinions, laughs and tips on maintaining a successful aquarium. We believe that all of us have a responsibility to protect the aquatic Environment, so that we can make this hobby possible. Our mission is to encourage you to do your part to help take care of aquatic life. • Centurion, Pretoria
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Home Comfort At Home Comfort we help create homes that are safe, comfortable and relaxing sanctuaries for you and your family, while at the same time treading lightly on the planet. We have sourced the world’s most advanced products from leading quality suppliers to bring you the best energy saving systems. They utilise natural resources, create free and clean energy and support the use of recyclable components. From solar power which provides electricity and heats the water in your
home and pool, to underfloor heating, air conditioning, central vacuum systems and ceiling insulation, we contribute to providing a home that is more selfsufficient and environmentally focused, plus less expensive to run. After all, your home is your haven – and we want to ensure you love every moment you spend in it. Lifestyle Reward: 10%
The Scoin Shop
The Scoin Shop strives to provide an efficient service to our customers. We offer countrywide door-to-door courier service for delivery and accept all major credit cards and payment via Google Checkout and PayPal. We ship coins internationally and also offer a two-way market on most gold coins. • Gateway Mall, Kwazulu Natal • La Lucia Mall, Kwazulu Natal • Pavilion Mall, Kwazulu Natal • Ilanga Mall, Nelspruit • Brooklyn Mall, Pretoria • Tyger Valley Mall, Cape Town • Cavendish Square, Cape Town • Canal Walk, Cape Town • Somerset Mall, Cape Town • CT Intl Airport, Cape Town • Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg • Sandton City, Johannesburg • Cresta Shopping Centre, Johannesburg • The Glen Shopping Centre, Johannesburg • Clear Water Mall, Johannesburg • Menlyn Park, Pretoria • Walmer Park Shopping Centre, • Kwazulu Natal • Waterfall Mall, Rustenburg • Jhb O.T Intl Airport, Johannesburg • King Shaka Intl Airport, Kwazulu Natal Lifestyle Reward: 5%
SA Coin exchange
The South African Gold Coin Exchange (SAGCE) has been a household name in the coin industry for over 35 years. We are currently the largest distributor of gold investment, bullion and collectable coins in South Africa and have been trading since 1972. • Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 5%
Established in 1996, Takla Products is the premier company manufacturing high quality protective gear for luxury four wheel drive vehicles. Waterproof seatcovers protect the interior against normal ware and tare. This is specifically important if you lead an adventurous outdoor lifestyle, but care about the damage that can occur to the seats and floor area. The legendary Loadliner protects the entire load area of your expensive SUV. This includes the floor, sides, up to the windows and the back of the seats. • Kyalami Business Park, Johannesburg. Legacy Reward: 10%.
MSC STARLIGHT CRUISES At Starlight Cruises we pride ourselves in making every passengers voyage a comfortable and unforgotten experience. We are the only company in South Africa that offers South African local cruises on a regular annual basis. We have a fully fledged GSA department representing premier cruise brands - Silversea, Star Clippers and MSC Med Cruises.
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wolman’s luggage Chefs ‘n Icers Chefs ‘n Icers, established in 1982, offers a range of local and imported kitchenware, bakeware, cake decorating equipment and edible decorations. Catering for baking and cooking enthusiasts as well as for professional cake decorators, bakers and chefs. For professional advice visit us in store at Sandton City.
At Wolmans... Luggage is about lifestyle. In our case it would be an image of the global traveller. Someone who demands excellent service and finds refuge in Luxury Brands. At Wolmans, we offer superior product knowledge and excellent customer service. We offer a new meaning to “going the extra mile...” • Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 20%
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ELECTRONICS Life Studios Life Studios is a group of unconventional portrait studios that specialise in capturing the heart and soul of families, friends and loved ones. Interactive shoots are taylor-made to suit our customer’s needs as we believe that every family is unique and special, and so needs to be photographed in that way.
• Sandton, Johannesburg • Newlands, Cape Town Lifestyle Reward: 10%
house of janine House of Janine began 8 years ago as Janine Starkey’s brain child – the heart of House of Janine is people, educating through corporate training, motivational speaking, workshops and one on one consultations. We facilitate everything from makeovers to corporate personal branding. We believe a person’s success is driven by their self esteem and self confidence; it is our responsibility to ensure that an individual sees themselves in the most positive light, sees their worth and develops their image accordingly. • Randburg, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 10%
SA Camera SAcamera offers access to an unparalleled photographic, audiovisual and optical shopping experience to all our customers, whether they reside in the streets of the metropolises or the most remote part of Southern Africa which are reflected by our slogan - “widest range, low prices fast delivery”. We believe in living up to the retailer’s key role as a service provider and meeting customer expectations of ease-of-use, convenience and after-sales service, all of which are exemplified by our worry-free shopping guarantee.” • Loop Street, Cape Town Lifestyle Reward: 5%
Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris has been operating as a legally licensed balloon Air Transport Service since 1981. We run a fleet of six large hot
LIFESTYLE DIRECTORY air balloons which can carry between two and eighteen passengers each. So whether it is a romantic balloon flight for 2, or a party for 18 adventurers in one of the biggest balloons in the world, or a corporate adventure for 146, Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris is the preferred choice for safe, reliable, quality ballooning. • Hartbeespoort Dam, Gauteng Lifestyle Reward: 10%
Gone Skiing GONE SKIING’ has a great range of skiing and snowboarding gear whether it is professional, fashionable, or affordable- it is here for you!! With brands like OAKLEY, BURTON, SALOMON, FIRST ASCENT, SURFANIC and many more, you won’t need to fly to Europe for that outfit you desire. This is the ultimate snow sportswear shop in South Africa, so visit us for the experience you deserve and of course the ski shop with all you’ll ever need. • Fourways, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 10%
The Lion Park The Lion Park is neither a game reserve nor a zoo. It has been split into two areas – one area for the herbivores such as zebra, giraffe, and various plains antelope and other grass-eating animals, and the other area for the carnivores. The herbivores roam freely around the area and visitors are able to view the animals at close proximity at any time. • Lanseria, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 10%
experiences with high quality equipment with a professional yet laid back attitude. • Cape Town
Pisces Divers Pisces Divers is a friendly and professional PADI Five Star IDC centre located just a few steps from the False Bay shoreline. We offer exciting dives daily, both from our dedicated dive charter boat or simply from the beach. Speciality dives include diving with Cape Fur seals and the fascinating Seven Gill sharks and we have a wide variety of reef and wreck dives to choose from. We offer all levels of PADI dive education, from one day introductory courses through to instructor level. We cater to groups and individuals and specialise in team-building events. In addition, we have a well stocked retail dive shop, an equipment servicing workshop, an air and nitrox filling station and excellent dive equipment for hire.
Indulge in the adventure of the bush with a game drive at either Bakubung or Kwa Maritane Bush Lodges in the heart of the Pilanesberg only 90 minutes away from Johannesburg and Pretoria.
• Bakubung Bush Lodge and Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg Lifestyle Reward: 25%
Soweto Outdoor Adventures Soweto Outdoor Adventures is in the heart of Soweto at the foot of Sowetos most iconic towers in Orlando. We offer outdoor activities least expected to be found in a township. Soweto Outdoor Adventures offers services for the local Sowetan, corporate, tourists, schools, leisure, church groups/ clients, Kids parties, bachelor’s parties, hen parties, 21 birthday parties, any birthday party and stockvels.
TOPGEAR Driving Academy
White Shark Diving Company
predator world Predator World is a zoo, only 6km from Sun City and Pilanesberg National park. Our guided tours are informative and fun and you will be amazed at how magnificent our country’s big predators are at close quarters. Don’t miss our feeding times on Mondays at 11:00, Thursdays at 16:00 and Saturdays at 14:00. If you want a tour with a difference, book for our Zoo-ByNight where you will get the unique opportunity to find out what the animals get up to after dark. For the more adventurous we have Cheetah walks, where you get the opportunity to spend some quality time with an adult cheetah in the natural bush. We also offer game drives on our private game farm.
revel adventures Revel Adventures is a core adventure tour operator based in Cape Town. It was started in 2003, originally offering only sand boarding as an activity, but steadily the business grew, building a good reputation and adding new tours and activities over time. Revel Adventures has always had a simple philosophy, to provide fun outdoor adventure
• Melrose Arch, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 7%
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• Glencairn, Cape Town Lifestyle Reward: 5%
• Pilanesberg, North West Lifestyle Reward: 20%
Game Drives in the Pilanesberg
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widest range of Specialized cycling products and services in South Africa. Our store has been designed to answer the rider’s need for a comprehensive range of technically advanced products combined with specialist customer care. Our passionate staff are fully trained to help you every step of the way, from choosing the right bike, adjusting it to suit you in our custom BG FIT studio, to servicing it, all so that you can spend more time enjoying your bike and less time worrying about the rest.
Divers, who are safe in the cage, listen to the dive master explaining the direction from which the shark is coming. Divers submerse themselves. Literally holding their breath next to the boat in the safety of the cage and await that once in a lifetime eye to eye contact with the Great White sharks. The White Shark Diving Company operates in a responsible and ecofriendly manner, our staff and crew are well-trained individuals, and our facilities are upgraded on a continuous basis to ensure continued growth through customer satisfaction. • Cape Town
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Cape Xtreme Cape Xtreme provides adventure travel for all age groups. We aim to provide the best deals, the best experiences, and the best customer service in the industry and we will make sure your needs are given top priority. Regardless of your destination or traveling style, Cape Xtreme is committed to providing you with an amazing trip at an affordable price. • Cape Town
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Concept Cyclery Concept Cyclery provides the ultimate retail environment for the discerning cyclist to experience the
At TOPGEAR Driving Academy, we strive to up-skill drivers by teaching them the correct techniques and skills to be more observant of your environment, while also enabling them to plan in the event of a situation arising and then action the decision made using safe techniques. All our training is done using our client’s vehicle within their everyday environment. • Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 10%
Calypso Dive Centre, Ushaka Discover the amazing underwater realm with an enthusiastic team of professionals. Calypso Diving is a 5 Star PADI Centre – we offer a range of scuba courses from beginner to professional level. Introductory dives are also offered in the Aquarium with hundreds of tropical fish - for qualified or unqualified divers. Our boats launch daily to wrecks and reefs around Durban, as well as for fun boat rides and snorkelling experiences. • Ushaka Marine World, Durban Lifestyle Reward: 5%
MORE THAN JUST DIVING
Sandton Scuba Sandton Scuba is a 5 star PADI Career Development Centre situated in the Riverside Shopping Centre, centrally located in Bryanston Sandton. Our staff are highly experienced within the diving industry and will be able to help you with any queries you may have. Whether it is learning to Scuba Dive, taking a refresher course, arranging a dive trip, equipment sales and service, general dive information or if you
are interested in investing in some exceptional Scuba equipment please feel free to come in, have a cup of coffee and see us! • Riverside Shopping Centre, Bryanston Lifestyle Reward:10%
african romance At African Romance, diamonds and romance are very personal and engaging journeys where clients witness how rough diamonds are marked, laser cut and polished to the highest international standards.
• Rosebank Mall, Johannesburg • OR Tambo, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 10%
Bryanston Jewellers Bryanston Jewellers is a discerning, independent retail jewellery company that has been quietly building its reputation as one of the most versatile jewellers in Johannesburg. The company has established itself as a niche manufacturer and importer of exclusive platinum, gold and diamond jewellery. The company’s success lies in its commitment to offering clientele a distinctive and exquisite selection of both classical and contemporary jewellery and watches.
• Bakubung Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg • Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg
Isjon Hair Isjon is always at the forefront of unisex hair, beauty, image and fashion trends and we travel to leading hair and fashion events all over the world to ensure that we are the first to bring these future trends home to you. What differentiates Isjon from other salons, is that the focus is not just on hair but on the entire appearance as an individual.
• Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg • Woodmead Value Mart, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 5%
Aesthetics Forever Aesthetics Forever is a skin care and body contouring clinic. Aesthetics Forever offers IPL treatments as a solution to permanent hair removal. The clinic also offers a range of treatments that are specifically designed to maintain the healthy functioning of skin, as well as correct many skin disorders/conditions, including pigmentation, acne, spider veins, ageing, etc. The clinic also offers the latest treatments in weight loss and body contouring. This cutting edge technology from Italy effectively reduces body fat and tightens the skin in one treatment. • Rivonia, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 10%
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Nail and body lab
Health and Beauty
bijan (Coming Mid 2012) Bijan Hair Boutique is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading hair colourists. Every Bijan hair colourist is trained to use Larry’s (Owner and founder) specially developed techniques – therefore promoting the same level of excellence throughout the salon. • Sandton City, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 10%
entertainment) allowing the whole family a great getaway.
The Nail & Body Lab offers customers a unique social experience in an upmarket, vibey and funky environment that combines beauty with fun yet maintains professionalism and stays on the cutting edge of wellness and beauty trends. Nail & Body Lab offer all natural and artificial nail treatments including manicures and pedicures, waxing and sunless tanning, as well as all the traditional facial and beauty treatments including ultra sound slimming. Whether it’s for a quick revamp, a fully catered bachelorette party or private function, the stylish environment at Nail & Body Lab will keep you coming back for more. Experience the Nail & Body Lab for yourself today!
• Blu Bird Centre, Johannesburg. Lifestyle Reward: 5%.
Boschendal One of the original estates in South Africa. With over 300 years of heritage, style and tradition, Boschendal combines the art of winemaking, new technology and the stunning Franschhoek terroir beautifully to produce world class wines with all that the Cape has to offer, the Iconic Boschendal with its beautiful estate and wines is an absolute must visit wine estate.
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junior dolphins Similar to its Junior Rangers counterpart, and also part of Legacy’s Junior Cubs initiative, the Junior Dolphin’s is not only about education when it comes to the South Africa seas, but is also full of fun aimed to entertain children between the ages of 6-12 years old. Hosted at Legacy’s seaside hotels, your kids are bound to be occupied by the exciting activities provided within the Junior Dolphins activity book allowing for the perfect family holiday. • The Commodore Hotel, Cape Town • The PortsWood Hotel, Cape Town
Brampton Funky, creative and vibrant. Brampton wines offer the new consumer premium wines in interesting packaging. Come experience the new generation of wine tasting in an exciting, creative wine studio in the heart of Stellenbosch. Lifestyle Reward: 10%
wine concepts Our shops have common design elements, providing a look that is contemporary and reflect the clean hi-tech look of modern wineries. This image was developed by well known Cape Town architect, Derick Henstra who is also one of the directors of Wine Concepts. Wine Concepts, established in 1998, has become one of the best known boutique fine wine merchants in Cape Town. As such we enjoy the support of our suppliers to promote these fine and somewhat different wines. • Newlands, Cape Town Lifestyle Reward: 5%
CHASING FIREFLIES Chasing Fireflies is an exclusive children’s toy shop specializing in quality educational and imported toys. Our toys are not available in large chain toy shops. We have a wide range of international award winning wooden toys, smart games, books and developmental toys for children from birth to 12 years old. Ranges that we stock include, Le Toy Van, BigJigs, Manhattan toys, Sylvanian families, Janod, Djeco, Spiegelburg and Haba to name a few. Our experienced staff are available to help you choose the perfect toy for any occasion. • Hobart Centre, Bryanston Lifestyle Reward: 7%
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legacy junior rangers Legacy’s Junior Rangers Programme has been developed to offer children a unique, educational and, most importantly, a fun bush experience. Under the supervision of trained staff, parents can rest assured that their children will be well-looked after whilst participating in a host of educational activities (including game drives, bush walks, birding, picnicking and in-house
Established in 2000, The Meat Co was the vision of two of South Africa’s most successful restaurateurs, Bradley Michael and Costa Tomazos, who in their own words wanted to – “Provide a unique and exceptionally enjoyable steakhouse dining experience that catered for meat lovers in a sophisticated yet relaxed environment. There is never a dull moment to be had at The Meat Co as this exciting group of steakhouse restaurants continues to grow both locally and internationally in sizzling style.
• Monte Casino, Johannesburg • Melrose Arch, Johannesburg • Clearwater Mall, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 10%
LIFESTYLE DIRECTORY brand is a playground for brides-to-be and their bridal parties in experiencing absolute perfection in quality design and extravagant fabrics.
Meat ETC How to produce restaurant-worthy steaks at home? Easy – visit meat.ETC, a boutique butchery and deli/shop/ catering service/lunch spot in The Firs, Rosebank where you can replicate that restaurant experience. Open Monday to Friday from 6am to 4.30pm. Closed on Saturday and Sunday, but orders for the weekend can be placed before Friday and fetched from The Grillhouse Rosebank either after 4.30pm on a Saturday, or all-day Sunday.
• The Firs, Rosebank Lifestyle Reward: 10%
Carmen Steffens Carmen Steffens’ high quality handcrafted shoes, handbags and accessories meet the desires of the Carmen Steffens women by delivering a level of exclusivity, beauty and unique style which cannot be found from any other brand.
• Bedford Centre, Johannesburg • The Bridge, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton Lifestyle Reward: 5%
PRONOVIAS Originally from Spain, Pronovias’ vision is to help bring love to life through their brand and their product. With their exquisite ranges of high-end bridal and cocktail dresses, Pronovias brings to its consumers traditional design combined with concepts of prêt-à-porter and bridal aspects. Today the company is present in 75 countries worldwide with more than 150 Pronovias stores. Pronovias has developed its own culture which comes through in their bridal designs. The
• Michelangelo Towers Mall, Johannesburg Lifestyle Reward: 5%
l’occitane L’Occitane en Provence is an international retailer of body, face and home products. All products and boutiques reflect the company’s core values of authenticity, simplicity, sensory pleasure and respect for people and the planet. Integral to Baussan’s philosophy are the true stories behind L’Occitane products. Infused with rich Provencal tradition, L’Occitane represents the heritage of this simple, yet vibrant region and celebrates the culture of the people who live there.
• H yde Park Shopping Centre, Johannesburg • Cavendish, Cape Town • Melrose Arch, Johannesburg • V&A Waterfront, Cape Town • Menlyn Shopping Centre, Durban • Gateway, Durban Lifestyle Reward: 10%
Legacy hotels and resorts – Gauteng
The Michelangelo Hotel The splendour of the Renaissance architecture will leave a lasting impression from the moment you arrive. Situated in the heart of Sandton’s business and leisure district, The Michelangelo offers world-class facilities in a stylish and elegant setting with easy access to Africa’s finest shops, cinemas and theatres. The Michelangelo is a proud member of the Leading Hotels of the World.
DAVINCI Hotel and Suites
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Legacy’s newest hotel and all suites development is located on the prime location of Nelson Mandela Square. This is their fourth hotel on the cosmopolitan square in the heart of the Sandton business and leisure district. One could speak of the opulence of the rooms, the two restaurants, pioneering fitness centre and health spa or the convenience of luxurious shopping and entertainment options at the Legacy Corner Mall and Sandton City which is just an elevator trip away.
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Centurion Lake Hotel Make it your business to enjoy life’s little pleasures at the charming Centurion Lake Hotel. Due to its excellent location, tranquil setting, commitment to personal service and spectacular views of the peaceful lake below, the Centurion Lake Hotel has, for years, been a favourite destination for tourists and business executives.
Raphael Penthouse Suites Finally, an address that make a real statement. Overlooking the cosmopolitan piazza of Nelson Mandela Square, the Raphael Penthouse Suites are the epitome of modern, designer living. At this small, intimate hotel guests’ every whim and fancy is catered for with aplomb, all of which makes this South Africa’s premier address for a select few.
The Airport Grand The Airport Grand Hotel and Conference Centre is conveniently located ten minutes from O.R. Tambo International Airport, and provides convenient access to both of Gauteng’s cosmopolitan city centres; Johannesburg and Pretoria. In order to ensure you feel completely comfortable and relaxed during your stay with us, all of the 151 luxury rooms on offer include an en-suite bathroom, a television, digital safes, as well as a direct-dialling telephone. For those individuals wanting to make use of our conference facilities, our conference centre can host up to 200 delegates.
The Michelangelo Towers Once you enter the exquisite Michelangelo Towers, you will know you have arrived. Rising an impressive 143 metres above the Sandton skyline, the towers offers panoramic views of the Magaliesberg and Gauteng skyline. This all-suites hotel offers unparalleled luxury conveniently located adjoining Sandton City and the Sandton Convention Centre, and boasts its own mall - The Michelangelo Towers Mall where you are sure to fine the
Sunnyside Park Hotel Originally built in 1895, the Sunnyside Hotel and Victorian-style National Monument combines both old-world charm, as well as the contemporary in order to offer its guests the most memorable stay. Having recently undergone a complete refurbishment, the Sunnyside Hotel will ensure that your every need is catered for in style.
Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge Located on the outer rim of an extinct volcano and overlooking a unique granite dome is Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, “Place of the Rock”, Legacy’s oldest and most famous bush lodge, host to families, businessmen and delegates from all over the world. The lodge is famous for its hide and waterhole linked to the hotel by a 180m
long tunnel, its outstanding cuisine and the hospitality of its staff. Guests can enjoy a host of recreational activities including dawn and evening Big Five game drives in the tender care of our experienced game rangers, bushveld boma barbeques, golf and other recreational activities at nearby Sun City, or simply relaxing in the lodge’s beautiful gardens and restaurant.
Bakubung Bush Lodge A mere two hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg and ten minutes from Sun City, is a place of breathtaking beauty and serenity. A place called Bakubung Bush Lodge. Overlooking the rich expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung, or “People of the Hippo”, offers guests Big Five viewing in one of Africa’s most beautiful national parks. Guests are spoilt for choice, be it having a cup of coffee overlooking the waterhole, bushveld boma barbeques, game walks or the culinary experience of Bakubung’s famous buffet.
The Commodore Hotel Escapism is not only a state of mind; it’s a place at the cosmopolitan Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town. That place is The Commodore Hotel, a Legacy hotel where stylish living, excellent service and a tranquil setting comes standard. Enjoy breathtaking views of the charming ‘Mother City’ from the upper floors of the hotels superior rooms or treat yourself to cocktails on the terrace.
The PortsWood Hotel Originally built as part of the convict’s station, today, The PortsWood is the type of place where you are more likely to want to extend your stay. This elegant hotel not only offers superior accommodation and
a relaxed atmosphere, but a uniquely personal approach to service. This commitment to service excellence extends far beyond the needs of the leisure traveller, providing all the amenities international business traveller’s demand.
Kruger Park Lodge (Late 2012) Tucked away between miles of untamed bushveld lies an oasis of lush green lawns, flowing water and all the luxuries of a gracious lifestyle. It’s called the Kruger Park Lodge. Built on the banks of the picturesque Sabie River and surrounded by indigenous gardens abundant with bird life, impala and hippo, the lodge has something for everyone. Enjoy long walks along our nature trail, relax around one of our three swimming pools or, better still, rise to the challenges offered by our 9 hole Gary Player designed golf course.
Namibia Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre From the rugged, desolate beauty of the Namib Desert, to the historical grace of its buildings, a visit to the Skeleton Coast is a unique experience. The Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre is no exception. Built in and around the old German Station Building, this charming hotel strikes the perfect balance between architectural beauty and first-world class.
Labadi Beach Hotel (Late 2012) Set amidst tropical landscaped gardens adjacent to one of Ghana’s most popular beaches in the country’s administrative, communications and economic centre in Accra, the Labadi Beach Hotel caters for the business and leisure traveller. The hotel has earned itself the reputation of being the most sought after business venue in the country.
The Wheatbaker (Late 2012) Windhoek Country Club Resort Whether you are looking for a relaxing family getaway or to host a business conference, the Windhoek Country Club Resort gives you the best of all worlds. The resort’s unique combination of exceptional service, luxury accommodation and tranquil setting has ensured that it remains the final word in comfort and entertainment in Namibia.
Located in the residential heart of Ikoyi is The Wheatbaker, destined to become Lagos’ premier luxury boutique hotel. The hotel, due to open in late 2011, is targeted at entrenching itself as the top lifestyle and entertainment address in Lagos.
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cupola suite The Cupola Suite is a three floor suite with 360° degree view. Separate entrance lobby, lounge/dining room, guest toilet, kitchen, dressing room and bathroom. With full internet and fax and telephone facilities. Enjoy unparalleled views and luxury including an indoor and outdoor pool and private gymnasium. You will have direct access to all the lifestyle and entertainment facilities of Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton City, shopping, restaurants, cinemas and theatre.
Tshukudu Bush Lodge Nestled against the side of a hill, surrounded by the mountains of the Pilanesberg National Park and overlooking a waterhole and savannah plain, lies Tshukudu, one of Africa’s most romantic bush lodges. Game
traverse the plain below and Big Five sightings are the norm rather than the exception. Each custom designed chalet offers a romantic sunken bath, an open plan lounge and bedroom, with a fireplace and private balcony. Tshukudu is famous for its service, bushveld experience, the quality of game rangers and uniqueness of its African inspired cuisine.
Kuzuko Lodge Hidden within the cavernous bushveld of the Sunday River region of the Eastern Cape lies the Addo Elephant National Park. It is here where the evening’s silence is broken by the howl off the black-backed jackal and the francolins’ call heralds each new dawn. With uninterrupted views of the Karoo Plains and the Zuurberg Mountains, Kuzuko Lodge lies in a private concession to the north of the Addo Elephant National Park, the third largest national park in South Africa in a malaria-free region.
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Iranja Lodge (Late 2012) Sun kissed beaches, an azure ocean boasting natural coral reefs teeming with exotic fish, breathtaking sunsets and a tropical climate combine to create the perfect setting for an unforgettable getaway. Also known as Turtle Island, due to the endangered Hawksbill Turtles that come ashore to lay their eggs, Nosy Iranja is home to the luxurious Iranja Lodge and boasts absolute tranquillity and natural beauty.
Lux* Island resorts
Lux belle mare, mauritius Perched on the exquisite east coast of Mauritius, LUX* Belle Mare is simply brimming with the vibrant energy and warm hospitality of authentic island living. Enjoy a breathtaking view of white beaches and the sparkling
lagoon from your traditionally thatched villa. Stroll along winding pathways where the air is alive with the scent of herbs and fragrant flowers. Wander past our spa and various tantalising restaurants, before arriving at the island’s biggest swimming pool. Take a dip or be tempted by a fresh, low-fat ice cream packed with island fruits from our ‘ici’ vendors. Whatever you decide, you’re bound to be delighted.
lUX le morne, mauritius A sunset resort on the southwestern tip of Mauritius, LUX* Le Morne is poised at the very edge of the Indian Ocean and protected from trade winds by the rugged Le Morne Brabant Peninsula. The resort is set within delightfully landscaped gardens, with four pools, a spa and a selection of restaurants and bars offering ample opportunity to sample delicious New World wines and a variety of island-inspired dishes. Located on the quieter side of the island, LUX* Le Morne enchants with its fragrant herb gardens, secluded seating areas and romantic ambience. With pleasant surprises at every turn, you’ll get the sense that anything really is possible here.
LUX GRAND GAUBE, mauritius Warm Mauritian hospitality meets Far Eastern elegance at LUX* Grand Gaube. Enjoy the view from your room overlooking spectacular triple-bay beaches, the lagoon and north coast islets. Lounge on colourful beanbags and hammocks scattered amongst the native coconut, banyan and filao trees throughout our verdant gardens. Move to the rhythm of island life with local musicians and dancers while you dine at our five exquisite restaurants and bars. Or simply relax the day away at our LUX* Me Spa and four crystal clear swimming pools. Experience all the joy of real island living in one incredible stay at LUX* Grand Gaube.
lUX ile de la reunion Lush gardens scattered with charming Creole villas, coconut palms and filao trees provide the perfect setting for LUX* Ile de la Réunion – the only five-star resort on the island to enjoy the pure sands and coral-sheltered lagoon at I’Hermitage. Explore the tennis and volleyball courts in the gardens, as well as the large swimming pool with plenty of room
to lounge on our comfortable beach beds. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy fresh, locally-sourced seafood at our inviting restaurants and bars, then find your inner Zen with laughter yoga on the beach at dawn or a private in-room spa treatment. At LUX*, every moment is an opportunity to experience the unforgettable.
lUX maldives The island of Dhidhoofinolhu is one of the Maldives’ largest, with 4km of beaches and charming water villas. A spontaneous and playful atmosphere offers delights at every turn, with anything from impromptu cinema screenings on the beach and classes with local artists, to wandering street food vendors and musical performances. The clear ocean is ideal for snorkelling and whale shark spotting, while two pools and a spa offer a welcome break from the beach. Follow secret pathways through tropical gardens, try something from every menu at our seven restaurants and taste real local cuisine at our authentic Island Kitchen. Wherever you venture, expect to be pleasantly surprised.
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The Country House Exuding charm and gracious elegance for the past 20 years, this grand dame of the Garden Route is situated west of South Africa’s premier seaside destination Plettenberg Bay in the scenic Garden Route, is the original flagship of the Group. Winner of numerous awards since opening in 1989, including South Africa’s Hotel of the Year, 3rd place in SA’s Top 100 Restaurants in the Hotel category and nominated in the World Tourism Awards 2008 as well as Top 10 Restaurant for 2008 and 2009, the Garden Route Gastronomix Special Achievement Award, Winner Best Young Chef National Chaine des Rotisseurs 2008 Award and the prestigious American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award for 2007,2008 and 2009; this distinguished, family friendly hotel consists of a grand manor house with 18 secluded, luxurious suites set in the midst of magnificent gardens reminiscent of an English country estate.
Tsala Treetop Lodge and Villas Inspired by ancient African ruins, Tsala is a spectacular lodge perched within the canopy of a pristine indigenous forest. The majestic stone-masonry of the entrance gives way to an extravagant structure of timber and glass that looks down on age-old trees and out across rolling hills and valleys. Situated against the same backdrop as Hunter’s, yet within a vastly different landscape, Tsala is a romantic synergy of African cultures blended with Eastern and European flavours. Internationally recognized for it’s achievements to service excellence in Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot List, SA’s Top 100 Restaurants 2004 and Tatler’s Top 101 Hotels for two years running, Top 10 Restaurant Garden Route Gastronomix Special Achievement Award for 2008 and 2009, Tsala too has been recognized for its unique architectural excellence.
Gorah Elephant Camp Experience the awesome wilderness of Africa from the sumptuous comfort of Gorah, an exclusive game lodge located in the heart of the Addo Elephant National Park. Home to the Big Five, Addo, situated in the malaria- free zone of the Eastern Cape, has the highest density of elephant on earth. Restored to its 19th century Colonial splendour the Gorah House has been declared a National Monument. Luxury accommodation in tented suites echoes safari of a long lost era. Lauded in Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot List, Gorah is recognized for its superb table being placed 2nd in SA’s Top 100 Restaurants, Game Lodge category. Gorah has also been recognized for its green initiatives with the Greenleaf Foundation Award in 2008.
Marataba Safari Company Embark on a journey to a mystical place - Marataba, encompassed by the untamed African landscape, embraces the spirit and glory of ancient Africa. Framed by towering mountains overlooking vast plains teeming with game, merging into undulating bushveld with winding rivers cutting through dramatic gorges, Marataba is an exclusive 23 000 hectare private concession inside malaria-free Marakele, a privately owned Big 5 National Park 3 hours’ drive northwest of Johannesburg. In harmony with its magnificent surroundings, Marataba’s extraordinary lodge, the 1st of 3, offers the ultimate African safari experience. Recognized already by Travel & Leisure’s ‘IT’ List of top hotels new in the world in its first year and this year by Conde Nast Traveller’s Hot List and in 2009 nominated by Here’s my Card. com in the UK Conde Nast Traveller as Africa’s Most Wanted.
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children of fire Children of Fire is Africa’s first burn charity and is dedicated to sourcing medical treatment for young burn survivors, as well as promoting their emotional development. Over the years, the charity has helped hundreds of children and their families from across Africa deal with the often devastating consequences of injuries caused by burns.
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Animals in Distress Established in 1958, The Society for Animals in Distress provides the full spectrum of professional veterinary care. Heavily invested in education and community engagement, this organisation strives to ensure the development of higher standards within the animal welfare sector. The establishment of mainstream veterinary care access, which bridges the divide between welfare and enterprise in previously disadvantaged communities, illustrates our progressive and committed approach.
The Johannesburg School for the Blind The Johannesburg School for the Blind, Low Vision and Multiple Disability Children, or BEKA for short is a NonProfit Organization based in Auckland Park, on the edge of Melville. The school admits blind and low vision children, focusing on sensory learning, helping them explore and understand the world around them. It is the only school of its kind in greater Johannesburg and is entirely funded by public donations.
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Child Trace Child Trace is a non-profit organization that works to raise awareness for issues of child safety with the main focus being child trafficking. Since official statistics were launched in 1994, an estimated 1200 children are reported missing each year in our country and over 10% of these are never found. Child Trace (CTI) is the
Girls and Boys Town The story of Girls and Boys Town is one of the most heart-warming tales of human endeavour of the 20th Century. It is a story of faith, courage and compassion – one that captured the imagination of the world and changed the way South Africa cares for challenged youth. Founded by the late Bishop Reginald Orsmond in 1958 and based on the principles of Father
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The Sunflower Fund The Sunflower Fund was originally formed in 1999 in support of the South African Bone Marrow Registry and was inspired by Chris Corlett’s heroic struggle against leukaemia. It was originally formed by Chris’s mom, Tina Botha and a group of parents whose children had contracted leukaemia, and in some cases had lost their battle against it. Their aim was to rally financial support to recruit more donors to increase the number of bone marrow stem cell donors in South Africa. Beneficiary Reward: 5%
Reach for a Dream Foundation For 22 years the Reach For A Dream Foundation, has brought hope, joy and healing to South African children. These children between the ages of 3 and 18 years have used their dreams to fight lifethreatening illnesses such as cancer and leukaemia, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy, kidney failure and Blood disorders. Reach For A Dream seeks to alleviate the strain that a life-threatening illness takes on these children and their families by providing the children with the opportunity to realise their dream. Beneficiary Reward: 5%
Shout SA SHOUT for a safer South Africa! SHOUT is a movement that will get all South Africans who want to live in a safe country… who currently feel frustrated, think there is little hope, believe they are powerless…to feel positive, to see & believe that they can actively engage in the building of a safer South Africa.
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Princess Alice The Princess Alice Adoption Home (PAAH) is a place where hope floats, a place where the future becomes possible. PAAH is a facility of Jo’burg Child Welfare (JCW) and is the first loving home for many babies who have been abandoned, consented for adoption or orphaned. The babies in our care range in age from newborn to two years old. We are able to accommodate up to 30 little ones at any one time. They stay with us, as their place of safety, until they are adopted, fostered or as a very last resort transferred to another child care facility. We provide for all of their needs, 24 hours a day, all year round.
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Endangered Wildlife Trust The Endangered Wildlife Trust is dedicated to conserving threatened species and ecosystems in southern Africa to the benefit of all people. The EWT fills the key niche of on-the-ground conservation action. Our specialist programmes and large team of skilled field staff are deployed throughout southern Africa and focus on applied fieldwork, research and direct engagement with stakeholders. Our work supports the conservation of species and ecosystems, and recognises the role that communities play in successful conservation programmes.
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