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| GIVING BACK Our goal in producing this magazine is simple: to promote the South Coast as the exciting destination that it is, but to do so in a fresh and innovative way! Published bi-annually, this lifestyle magazine is all about Living In Paradise and Loving It!

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Meet the Team!

Gabrielle Hill | gabi@southcoaststyle.co.za Galia Hillhouse | galia@southcoaststyle.co.za Karen Da Rosa | karen@southcoaststyle.co.za Lora Jansen | lora@southcoaststyle.co.za Sandi Hill | sandi@southcoaststyle.co.za Stella Dlangalala | stella@southcoaststyle.co.za PHOTOGRAPHY Kate Lepan | www.peachykeenphotography.co.za Justin Klusener | www.jfkphotography.com PRINTING Impress Web | www.impressweb.co.za Distribution | www.southcoaststyle.co.za VISIT US Tel: 039 682 7061 16 Bisset Street, Port Shepstone Postnet Suite 402, Private Bag X709, Port Shepstone 4240 www.southcoaststyle.co.za www.facebook.com/southcoaststyle

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COPYRIGHT: Š South Coast Style All material in this issue is subject to copyright and belongs to South Coast Style unless otherwise indicated. No part of the material may be quoted, photocopied, reproduced or stored by an electronic system without prior written permission from South Coast Style. DISCLAIMER: While every effort is taken to ensure the accuracy of the contents of this publication, neither the authors or publisher will bear any responsibility for the consequences of any actions based on information contained herein.


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PHOTOCOMPO WIN PRIZES WORTH OVER R15 000!

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Are you passionate about photography? Well, it’s time to get your camera clicking to capture those moments to prove that you are Living in Paradise and Loving It! Submit your best work for a chance to win fantastic prizes. How to Enter: E-mail info@ southcoaststyle.co.za or feel free to drop digital copies off at our offices at 16 Bisset Street, Port Shepstone. Please note that only high resolution pictures will be accepted. The entries are limited to 20 photographs per entrant, and only photos taken on the KZN South Coast will be eligible to win (T’s & C’s apply). Closing Date: 15 November 2015. The finalists will be published on our website and Facebook page, where followers will have a chance to vote for their personal favourites!

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Since its opening in April 2007, Casa Toscana has established itself as the KZN South Coast’s venue of choice for Italian dining with a Tuscan flair. The great food on offer, coupled with the restaurant’s unbeatable location in a charming stone villa overlooking the Mpenjati lagoon, attracts a hungry following – both local and international.

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| COVER FEATURE

Angela Larkan is an inspiring visionary, whose philanthropic efforts have won her countless awards.

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COVER FEATURE | Angela Larkan is the co-founder of the non-profit organization Thanda, and it is here that she works tirelessly to bring hope to thousands of rural community members through her innovative model for communal change. She is clearly dedicated to creating a better South Africa for all and has demonstrated through her charity Thanda, that by empowering children in need at a grassroots level, an immense wave of positive change can be generated.

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You have had a wonderfully exciting journey so far on this incredible path. Tell us a little about how you got here? I grew up in Durban, swimming and going to ballet classes. When I was 12, we moved to the USA for my dad’s job and we were transferred yet again to London when I was 15. I went to Wesleyan University in the United States and after a few years of living in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, Tyler (my partner) and I moved back to South Africa. What inspired you to start Thanda, and why on the South Coast? When I was 19, I applied for a grant from my university because I wanted to conduct research in Zululand on different methods of support for children. I landed in Durban, rented a car, made business cards that said ‘researcher’, and started driving around rural communities, talking with mothers, professors, children and activists. What struck me the most was what a difference I could make, even at 19, and I haven’t really stopped since then. I wrote my thesis developing a new model of rural support using after-school programmes and school buildings in the afternoons, and in 2008 we moved to the South Coast to put all these dreams and research into practice. Thanda means “love” in Zulu… What made you settle on this as the name for this great initiative? What we do is all about love - we invest in people in rural communities, who go on to make their communities a better place. Through programmes that develop self-respect, active citizenship, care for the environment and a genuine curiosity for learning, Thanda empowers communities to create change. Change in individuals, change in the community and eventually change that will impact the world. What have been your greatest achievements so far? Our greatest achievement was setting up our rural 10 000 book library- the first, and still the only one in the entire municipality. Bringing books into the community has enabled an enormous amount of qualitative change, and consequantly literacy rates amongst children in Thanda have increased by 45%. Since then, we have won The Mail & Guardian Investing in the Future Award, The Southern Africa Trust Drivers of Change Award, and we’ve been a Levis Global Pioneer. These National and International awards have really helped to highlight our work on a global scale and have enabled us to grow.

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| COVER FEATURE What have been your greatest challenges? Funding always remains our greatest challenge - our project is quite rural and so it has been a challenge to bring funders to see and support what we are doing. Over the years, there have been many challenges though: rats in the copy machine, flooding, chilli-power fixes for leaking radiators, and most recently, escape-artist piglets! What feeds your passion to do the work which you do? Witnessing the strength of people facing adversity gives me the courage to join them and find a better way forward. What has been key to your success? In a word – guts! Tyler’s amazing insight and innovative programme design have been crucial to this project, the talents of our wonderful managers and we ensure full involvement of our great local staff in all levels of decision making. And wine! What are Thanda’s plans for the future? We are keen to expand our after-school and organic farming programmes. We are also working to establish a Community Museum to record the rich oral history of the area, as well as develop an Early Childhood Development Centre for children under 5. Who are your personal heroes? Tyler - for moving across the world with a vision to bring our progressive educational programmes to life at Thanda.

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The number of schools which are currently being supported by Thanda Their Early Childhood Development and After-School Programmes reach over 520 learners daily More than thirty jobs have been created for previously unemployed individuals in the community. Over a five-month period, learners from Grade R to Grade 4 demonstrated a 108% increase in literacy rates. 92% of Grade R to Grade 7 learners improved knowledge of foundational science by an average of 38 percentage points. Through Thanda’s After-School Feeding Programme, an average of 85 000 meals are served to learners annually.

95% of the high school pupils have started their own home gardens.

Thanda’s Agricultural Training and Mentorship Programme has supported ten farms which feed over 1000 community members. Thanda’s Agricultural Programme provides an income for 167 previously unemployed individuals.

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COVER FEATURE | Angela and her partner Tyler Howard founded Thanda together in 2008 in an effort to pioneer different models of care for children in need. They are both passionate about the development of sustainable communities and recognize that nutritional and educational support is of paramount importance for all children.

Thanda provides an organic, cohesive solution to community care and upliftment by using this three prong approach: 1. The Early Childhood Development Programme provides educational activities from the Community Centre and provides learners with meals to ensure that they are well nourished and ready to learn. 2. The After-school Programme aims to develop motivated, life-long learners who are equipped with the confidence, knowledge and skills to improve their lives. The ingenuity of this model is that it utilises existing resources in an extremely cost effective manner: this initiative makes use of empty classrooms at local schools in the afternoons, and members from the community are hired and trained to become educational facilitators. The learners are fed a nutritious lunch whilst learning to engage in critical and creative thought. 3. Through the Agriculture Training and Mentorship Programme, Thanda is helping to reduce food insecurity and malnutrition. This incredible project is helping to develop self-sufficiency in cash dependent communities, encourages entrepreneurship and avails members of the community to valuable skills training.

THANDA IS 100% GREEN WITH THEIR BIODIGESTER, RAM PUMPS, WIND, AND SOLAR POWER. HOW CAN READERS GET INVOLVED AND SUPPORT THIS CHARITY? People can make a donation through their website at www.thanda.org and follow their work on Facebook!

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WINWITH 9 Lucky readers stand a chance to win an incredible Mangwanani Hot Summer Night Spa Voucher at Mangwanani Wild Coast Sun! Simply visit our website to find out how you could walk away with one of these Magical Mangwanani Spa Packages.

HOT SUMMER NIGHT SPA Stand a chance to WIN a relaxing Hot Summer Night Spa Package when you enter this Exclusive Mangwanani & South Coast Style Competition. While away the stresses of the day with a Magical Night out with Mangwanani African Spa. Your night includes two decadent treatments, a delicious dinner, limited complimentary bar and Amarula and Chocolate on departure. Our highly skilled therapists will treat you to some blissful pampering with the following treatments: IZIMANGA – (Full Body Massage- Heaven on Earth) Traditional Full Body Massage with Heated Volcanic Rock Stones. NEO MAOTO – (Foot Gift) - Traditional African Royal Foot Massage (From toes to Knees) - Rose petal wash, sugar scrub and signature blends of our African Spa Ritual Oils

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From puppies to pageants… Miss Petite Teen SA 2015 Winner, Creleisha Moodley, has a passion for animals. For someone who only started modelling in April 2014, thirteen-year-old Creleisha has chalked up an impressive list of achievements – at least one for each year of her age, ranging from Queen in the Port Shepstone Beachfront Coke Competition (June 2014), First Princess Miss Africa (October 2014) to Second Princess for the Face of Africa (May 2015), and more recently, walking away with the crown in the Miss Petite Teen SA 2015 pageant in May this year. Grade 8 comes with its own set of challenges, but Creleisha tries to make time for her schoolwork, without neglecting those near and dear to her. Being inspired by nature, she loves hiking, riding quad bikes with her family and playing with her two dogs. She plans to study veterinary science after school, testifying that her beauty is definitely more than skin deep. Tell us more about your school... Creston has a very large campus. Starting from grade R to grade 12. Creston also includes a wonderland for children with special needs.

“My dogs are my best friends”, says Creleisha, “even with their stinky breath, I love them more than pizza… and I love pizza!”

What do you like the most about school? I like Creston’s sport. They offer a lot of sports and that also keeps me fit. What is your favourite subject, and why? I like EMS (Economic Management Sciences) because it is very interesting to know what’s happening in the world today. In your opinion, what are the three main reasons why a tourist would visit the South Coast? Why wouldn’t they? This place is amazing, I guess a lot of people would come to visit our warm beaches. We have sugarcane and banana plantations, and blue lagoons. Tourists can also enjoy shark cage diving. How would your best friends describe you? They think I’m quiet most of the time. I like to laugh and make other people happy, am always willing to help and I am honest. Talented in everything I do and I have good manners - these are my best friend’s words. List three qualities you admire most in people? I like people who are kind and those that don’t mind acting silly. I like honest people and those that are trustworthy, optimistic and believe in themselves. I don’t like people being judgemental. Do you get involved in charity work, and if so, what are your thoughts about this? Yes I do and I love it. I think people should join me to help the less fortunate. Bringing smiles to them makes me happy. My group called “The Angels” love writing exams and I recently bought the girls gifts. I got them make up, nail kits and jewellery, they were over the moon! At the end of the day I’m happy to know I touched people’s hearts. Even a small act of kindness can lighten up someone’s day.

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CRESTON COLLEGE

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Being beautiful is one facet of sparkly-eyed South Coaster, Kelly Upfold... Under the loving guidance of a mom who owns her own modelling school, Kelly has been raised amidst beauty and glamour, but more importantly, with insight into the discipline and demands of this very competitive industry. She has entered and won a number of contests to date, but not many pageants. Her most recent achievement? Being selected as a finalist in her age group for the prestigious Miss Jnr Teen SA 2015 pageant! This is no mean feat, as the contest opened with 7 000 entries. After a stringent selection process, Kelly was chosen as one of the top ten in her age group! At sweet sixteen Kelly can be described and bundle of energy and enthusiasm. Obviously she is beautiful, but it is her caring disposition that sets her apart. She lives a balanced life, devoting time to not only pageants, but to her schoolwork, sport, family and friends. Having a heart for others, she intends studying Human Rights Law once she matriculates from Port Shepstone High School.

GET TO KNOW KELLY… Tell us more about your school. I am a grade 10 student at a diverse school that really embraces the term “rainbow nation”. I have adapted to my school well, because I believe that no matter what your situation is, you can always find yourself. I am able to find myself, because my school has moulded me to the person I need to be. Did you know that a former Mrs South Africa Winner of 1967 attended Port Shepstone High School? What is your favourite subject, and why? History. I find it fascinating! Do you participate in sports? I do girls soccer at school. Are you pretty competitive, or do you just play for fun? I don’t find myself as a competitive person as I strive for memory not the trophy. In your opinion, what are the three main reasons why a tourist would visit the South Coast? Our laid-back lifestyle, great climate and the fact we have beautiful beaches, worthy of sharing with the world!

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1. Learn to surf with Pumula Surf Camp & Surf School. Call 078 444 7130 2. Get a spa treament at Camelot Kids, San Lameer. Call 039 313 0642 3. Go a fun river cruise and learn about the flora and fauna of the Umzimkhulu River from Spillers Wharf. Call 073 271 1694 4. Bring a picnic and relax in beautiful indigenous gardens at Bellevue Park while the kids have fun on the play apparatus. Call 073 775 2861

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Instilling a positive attitude towards health is one of the greatest gifts you can give your children! Happily, teaching them healthy habits need not be boring. The South Coast is a destination which prides itself on being a holistic destination that is all about showing children that being healthy can be cool! By Bonny Richardson, Camelot Kids

5. Enjoy spectacular beach horse rides with Selsdon Park Estate. Call 083 301 2941 6. Take the Kids for an inspiring walk over the suspension bridge at the Oribi Gorge View Sites. Call 082 566 7424 7. Take your children on a fascinating and informative Banana Farm Tour - a truly great family outing for all! Call 039 316 8602

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Catch the rides of your life at the Wild Waves Water Park, Wild Coast Sun. Soak in the fun and experience several of the world’s best rides.

Operating Hours: Peak Season Mondays - Sundays: 09h00 - 17h00

Off-Peak Season Wednesdays - Fridays: 10h00 - 16h00 Closed Mondays and Tuesdays Saturdays / Sundays and Public Holidays: 09h00 - 17h00 Annual Shutdown: See website for details

Terms and conditions apply. Visit suninternational.com for more information.

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a brand new SHIP-SHAPE | LIVING IN PARADISE

It’s been all hands on deck, as Shelly Centre’s multi-million rand revamp sails full-mast ahead! This year Shelly Centre embarked on an exciting voyage to get the Centre looking ship-shape, from bow to stern, for it’s valued shoppers. This iconic South Coast shopping destination continues to serve locals and tourists alike, by offering a relaxed, one-stop shopping experience. In addition to the great offering of stores and business services, you can look forward to a diversity of coffee shops, family-friendly restaurants and six cinemas for your entertainment.

Conveniently situated in the tourism hub of Shelly Beach, the centre offers ample parking and a vibrant holiday ambience. With a professional project management team at the helm, and an experienced construction crew to implement each phase, the refurbishment is going ahead, plain sailing thus far. Not only is the construction proceeding one zone at a time, but the bulk of the work is taking place in the evenings, in order to minimise the noise and inconvenience to the

centre’s tenants and loyal shoppers. In addition to all the exciting changes taking place inside the centre, the exterior is experiencing a transformation of its own. Look out for revamped entrance foyers and facades, not to mention a new roof. A new water supply system has also been installed. The exciting journey is scheduled to be complete before the December holiday season arrives. For more information on the refurbishment, contact the Centre Management on 039 315 1304.

The refurbishment, which is already well underway, includes the following exciting improvements: A brand new lift at Entrance 3 Stylish new tiles, throughout the centre A new, more modern ceiling design Innovative new shop fronts for certain tenants Revamped entrances and car park landscaping A completely fresh, new look and feel

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LIVING IN PARADISE | Photographer: Bini Duné Photography

Dezzi South Coast Raceway is KwaZulu Natal’s premier motor sport facility that draws dozens of exciting events to this vibrant venue at it’s stunning coastside setting.

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A 2.5km circuit was recently unveiled at the Dezzi Raceway in Port Shepstone. The stateof-the-art raceway is the only Motorsport South Africa (MSA) approved track in KZN and includes two purpose built drift tracks. Built on what used to be an airfield, the track overlooks the unspoiled beauty of the KZN South Coast. The track began as a single tarred runway for car testing, and later evolved to include two drift circuits, together offering eight possible variations (including the ability to race in both directions, enter from either side, as well as track elevations). A recently completed stretch of high-speed corners has joined the two drift tracks to form the full circuit The Dezzi Raceway offers fans all the amenities to make an unforgettable day at the races. There are two sets of open pits, one lock-up pit, an aeroplane hangar, viewing decks and banks, marshalling towers, hospitality zones, a timing office and briefing room, showers and toilets and a big entertainment area which is currently under construction.

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Tel: +27 (0) 39 313 0011 Fax: +27 (0) 39 313 0157 Email: reservations@sanlameerhotel.com www.sanlameerhotel.com

Rediscover the South Coast Paradise San Lameer Resort Hotel & Spa is located on the iconic San Lameer Estate, a mere 1.5 hour drive from Durban. The estate is a lush, sub-tropical paradise on the southernmost coastline of Kwa Zulu-Natal. The charming 40 bedroom, 4star boutique hotel offers superior, comfortable accommodation with beautiful views of the lagoon and the hotel’s swimming pools. Delectable light meals are served all day on the Promenade terrace or simply unwind here with a glass of wine or signature cocktail. Lagoon Grill restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner daily – breakfast is a lavish buffet affair not to

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be missed and Chef’s dinner menu is designed to delight all palates. San Lameer Resort Hotel & Spa’s newly refurbished, state of the art conference & banqueting center can comfortably accommodate 180 delegates for conferencing and 200 guests for weddings and private functions. The facilities on the estate also make for great team building events and corporate getaways. The award winning Camelot Spa is just phenomenal! They have an all-encompassing holistic approach to health, beauty and wellness throughout their treatments which will leave you feeling years younger!

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San Lameer Country Club designed by Peter Matkovich is regarded as one of the top golf courses in the country having hosted various professional events. There is also a pristine mashie course for the not so serious golfer. And, of course, a visit to the South Coast would not be complete without a swim in, or at least a visit to, the beach! San Lameer has direct access to two blue flag beaches arguably the finest on the South Coast. Visit San Lameer Resort Hotel & Spa for a “whole in one” experience - serving our Guests is our privilege and pleasure…


KIDS IN PARADISE | HAPPY FAMILY MOMENTS Doing treatments together as a family creates an ideal opportunity for family bonding, at the same time as educating the kids. Fun facts about the human body and interesting tips on healthy eating, staying active and general wellness is imparted to the children whilst enjoying the treatments. While at Camelot Kids, children are encouraged to practice healthy eating and drinking habits and the therapist will explain how to avoid obesity and dental cavities in a simple and interesting way.

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Camelot Kids is a new innovation from Camelot Spa San Lameer, where kids from 6 to 12 years can join their parents and indulge in different Spa treatments. A specialised treatment list for kids is now available with a variety of mini spa treatments and fabulous party ideas. Do something different for their next birthday celebration!

Spa treatments for children of all ages (and adults too!) can fulfil essential human needs. Research suggests that in todays “fast� society people are feeling the need for caring and touch more than ever before. The power of human touch goes far beyond the actual treatment being performed. It can develop social skills like empathy, understanding, sharing and working together. It also plays a role in bonding between parent and child, time management and coping with pressure, as well as building self-confidence. So give your kids a head start at learning the benefits of Spa treatments from a young age by bringing them to Camelot Kids 039 313 0642.

Your World of Wellness Couples Treatments | Group Bookings | Massage Therapy Body Treatments | Skin treatments | Wellness Assessments Fat Blaster Slimming Treatment

Call: 039 313 0642 Email: sanlameer@camelotspa.co.za Website: www.camelotspasanlameer.co.za

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| AWARD WINNER

Halfway Toyota Shelly Beach would like to thank all of their loyal customers for helping them achieve this award!

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Halfway Toyota Shelly Beach was recognised for their exceptional performance in 2014 and awarded the 2014 Toyota Dealer of the Year. This marks a first for this dealership and for the Halfway group.“This award to Brian Jones and his team at Halfway Toyota Shelly Beach is richly deserved. Their consistent performance over the years has finally edged this dealership to the ultimate prize in the Toyota stable,” said Calvyn Hamman, Toyota South Africa Motors Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Leading from the front, Halfway Toyota Shelly Beach continuously exceeds customer expectations and has achieved exceptional results in all the development programmes ensuring that it is a beacon of service excellence in the Toyota dealer family and also in their region of operation,” said Hamman, adding that the “Toyota Dealer Awards are always hotly contested and the competition is fierce!” Awarded annually, the Toyota Dealer Awards are based on a comprehensive set of metrics on which each dealer is measured throughout the preceding year. These measurements include customer service, environmental protection, financial performance and vehicle sales. In selecting the 2014 Toyota Dealer of the Year, Toyota identified the best performing dealership in the small, medium, large and mega categories.

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THE ULTIMATE ACCOMMODATION EXPERIENCE FOR THE GUEST WITH REFINED TASTE FOR STYLE & RELAXATION. Desroches Hotel and Conference Centre is situated in the heart of Margate on the Southern Kwazulu Natal coastline. We offer upmarket, stylish accommodation ranging from Studio rooms to two bedroom family suites. Guest rooms include electronic laptop safes, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea, coffee making facilities, LCD flat screen TV with satellite channels, universal plug points and mini bar fridge, hairdryer, telephone and air conditioning. We also offer a fully functional business hub with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout to keep you connected at all times during your stay with us. The function room seats 180 at tables with a dance floor (Cinema style-seating up to 300), the conference facility up to 60 delegates and the boardroom up to 16 people.

A world class establishment with style and serenity, overlooking the warm Indian ocean, caters for holiday makers and corporates alike. With Gourmet restaurants, banqueting and conference facilities.

The rooftop Skybar with it's picturesque ocean view offers refreshing cocktails and tantalizing light meals. As our guest you may spoil yourself at our in-house private gym, spa and salon. The kids can enjoy fun activities at the Kids Entertainment Centre.

113 Marine Drive, Main Road, Margate Tel: 039 312 0435 E-mail: reservations@desrocheshotel.co.za

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BEST WEDDINGVENUE UMTHUNZI HOTEL

BOTHA HOUSE

For out-of-this-world beach weddings and breathtaking receptions, Umthunzi has all the elements to fulfill your fantasy. With it’s dream location, incredible cuisine, inspiring dÊcor and impeccably trained staff - Umthunzi will ensure your wedding day is perfect!

This gracious historic homestead with its rolling lawns, towering old Umdoni trees and beautiful sea views, makes Botha House a unique venue. Whether it be an informal morning wedding, a casual picnic garden wedding or a lavish and extravagant evening wedding, this location truly offers it all.

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The idyllic garden setting lends itself to beautiful garden ceremonies. Walk down a red carpet rolled out over the lawn, beneath a canopy of flesh flowers and ancient trees. Say your vows in one of the most phenomenal natural paradises in South Africa on the South Coast of KZN.

Originally built in 1941 as a Manor House in the Cape Dutch style, the hotel has been transformed into a beautiful and private hotel, chapel, restaurant, spa and conference centre. Your dream of having a unique wedding is now even easier with direct flights available from Johannesburg to Margate.

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The restaurant’s idyllic location makes it perfect for weddings and other special events, and Casa Toscana chefs now also cater for both private and corporate functions at a variety of venues in the area. Casa Toscana is an ideal venue for those who seek a relaxed wedding.

Umdlalo Lodge offers guests the “Memory of a Lifetime� opportunity to be married in a lavish garden ceremony or a romantic beach wedding followed by the most elegant of receptions! The Lodge can accommodate 80 guests in the Zizi’s Restaurant and there is a popular dance floor on the adjacent veranda.

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Upmarket Accommodation

Weddings & Functions

Relaxed Dining

039 695 0852 or reservations@umthunzi.co.za 60 Commercial Road, Umtentweni S30°42’43.3” E30°28’40.5”

www.umthunzi.co.za Romantic Beach Weddings • Professional Conferences • Fun Family Holidays • Weekend Breaks • Best Function Venue

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River Trading Studio: 079 366 1723

Ronnie’s Book Store: 082 447 6863

Pub & Brewery: 072 192 4326

Fish on the River: 071 538 0962

Spiller’s Wharf is a unique collection of lifestyle businesses housed in a renovated power station on the banks of the Mzimkhulu River. Originally a power station and later a fish factory, Spiller’s Wharf is now an exciting local landmark that blends elements of its industrial and harbour past with contemporary lifestyle pursuits such as eating, drinking, shopping, boating and

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!!

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Charity @ Spiller’s: 071 352 4627

Sugar Mill Road, Port Shepstone | GPS: S30°43’47,15” E30°30’27.01,85” Keep updated, follow us on Facebook CLOSED MONDAYS OUT OF SEASON.

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The South Coast is rapidly being recognised as one of South Africa’s foremost film-friendly destinations due to it’s amazing diverse geographic terrestrial and cultural landscapes! We have been hosts to some of Hollywood’s A-listers such as Charlize Theron, Sean Penn, Penelope Cruz, Leonardo Di Caprio and many more, who appreciate our consideration and discretion when they are here on location. Big budget movies have found their haven on the South Coast!

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WICKED SURFSPOTS There are a number of world class breaks along the South Coast, which are well known amongst the local surfing fraternity, as well as the international surfing contingent.

The first South Coast Style cover feature, Slade Prestwich from Scottburgh, shredding the awesome winter surf!

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INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY ANT BRODOWICZ FROM SURF ACTION & IMAGES BY QUIKSILVER

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Scottbugh Point has a fairly exposed point break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the West/South West. Groundswells and windswells are likely and the ideal swell direction is from the South. Can be quite a busy spot. 

 

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Known for it’s big powerful right handers that grind off the point and run all the way to the beach. St Mikes is a reef point break and sandbar rolled into one. The swell hits a rocky reef on the corner of a tidal pool and then jacks up into a long wall that freight-trains onto the beach. 

 

LUCIEN

Left hand point break. Good summer break, protected from the North East wind. Good shore break. Good-quality sand-bottomed point that refracts around a grassy hill lined with rocks. As with most South Coast point breaks, likes mild Westerlies and a three to six foot South groundswell. 

 

SOUTHBROOM

A good quality sand bottomed point break that wraps around a grassy hill lined with rocks. Like most South Coast point breaks, it requires a light South Westerly and offers a three to six foot swell. 

 

MARGATE • SOUTH AFRICA

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TRAFALGAR

Fun beach break, with a big wave right hander that breaks off a reef further out off the tidal pool. Famous for nearby marine fossil beds, Trafalgar Beach is a fun beach break, with a big wave right-hander that breaks off a deep bombora reef on the outside. Long paddle out through pounding sandbars. Holds moderate South West winds.

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The Dive Unit has a proud history being formed in 1994 and grew to more than 25 staff members across the province. Currently, the Unit has only eight active members, Lionel van Schoor, Conservation Manager Ballito, the oldest member (by age) who is often the brains behind the operations of retrieving and launching boats in challenging areas of the coastline. John Dives, District Conservation Officer Kenneth Stainbank, also a member since inception of the Unit, strives for the highest safety record. James Wood, District Conservation Officer Durban, who ensures the equipment is serviced and maintained as per legal requirements. Wayne Evans Prosecutions Officer, who trains the Unit in Underwater Crime Scene Investigation and recreational diver compliance. The scientific team includes Mondli Dlamini, an intern with the SANBI GroenSebenza Pioneer programme and Jennifer Olbers, Marine Ecologist who is responsible for undertaking and reporting on marine research within Ezemvelo. In addition to the divers, the Dive Unit is dependent on the boat skippers, which include Themba Luthuli, Aliwal Shoal MPA Skipper, and Paul Buchel, District Conservation Officer Durban Offshore.

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Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife has a SCUBA Dive Unit for the purpose of undertaking research, compliance and assist various conservation stations within Ezemvelo in underwater maintenance. Although the main focus of the Dive Unit is scientific research, they are also is required to enforce the diving code-of-conduct on recreational divers, inspect diving permits within marine protected areas (MPA) and conduct underwater inspections on recreational divers.

For Ezemvelo to achieve their conservation and management goals effectively, the extent and location of the marine biodiversity in KZN as well as understanding the processes that affects their health and natural functioning needs to be addressed. To achieve this, Ezemvelo undertakes marine research on behalf of the National Department of Environmental Affairs, including monitoring the offshore environment within KZN. This monitoring is a long established reef programme aimed at detecting changes caused by either natural and anthropogenic disturbances or stress on the reefs throughout the province. Using this scientific information as a tool, conservation managers are advised and recommendations are made on improving current management strategies or preventing further damage. The reef monitoring programme has three components, the benthic or seafloor monitoring where specific indicators are used to analyse reef health, underwater temperature recorders which are maintained and the data downloaded twice a year from six sites along the KZN coast and a new component launched in early 2014, the Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV) surveys to analyse the fish communities and relative abundance. On any typical diving day, the Dive Unit undertake reef transects where data on reef cover and health are collected, temperature recorders are retrieved and redeployed with maintenance being taken on mounting blocks and four BRUVs are deployed per site.

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Sandtiger

African Dive Adventures offers experienced divers direct access to the world-renowned Protea Banks. Popular for its rich diverisity of Sharks, Protea Banks is rated as one of the premier shark dive sites in the World.

Zambezi

Blacktip

PADI Dive Instructor:

Hammerhead

Courses from Entry Level to Instructor. Self-catering accommodation at our PADI Dive Resort

African Dive Adventures also offer trips to Mozambique. Experience the Sardine Run at Coffee Bay with Beulah and Roland Mauz. Call: 082 456 7885 Email: beulah@afridive.com

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Meet HEATHERCLARK

The legendary Heather Clark, who is also affectionately known as “Fergie” - a nickname she was given on the world tour, is one of South Africa’s most decorated female surfers and we are proud to call her one of our own!

PADDLE OUT 4 SHARKS

A platform that brings together beach users, conservationists, scientists and anyone who cares to honour and celebrate the role sharks play in our oceans.

What drives you in your passion for surfing? I love the ocean and growing up on the beach. While my dad was fishing, my mom Dawn would take my sister Brenda and I down to the beach and we would swim for hours - so when I started surfing, it was every day after school and all day on weekends. I just loved being in the ocean. Surfing with great friends and having good waves, surfing with dolphins, waking up early and being in the water and watching the sunrise has to be the best feeling.... and every sunrise is different and special, Its a clean, healthy sport. There’s nothing I love more! How did you get started with surfing, and how old were you? Well, my dad Dave and his brothers all surfed so its in the genes I guess! We used to live on the beachfront in Port Shepstone and all my guy friends surfed, so I thought to give it a go. I stood up after my 2nd wave and never looked back! I started surfing when I was 16 - I’m now 44 and still surf every day. What are your biggest accomplishments to date? In 2000 I became the first and only South African, male or female, to ever win the prestigious Vans Triple Crown of Surfing in Hawaii, by far one of my most memorable achievements. I spent 14 years on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour, 8 of which were spent on the World Championship Tour (WCT) which consists of the top 16 girls in the world. I made many finals and had numerous victories on tour. It’s always an honor to represent your country. I represented South Africa at numerous Open and Masters World Games in which I won 2 Masters World Titles.

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How did you get involved in the Paddle out for Sharks initiative? My good friend Olivia Symcox, and Beulah and Roland Mauz from African Dive Adventures approached me last year to get involved which I was very happy to do. Last year we got a small group of people together and paddled out to the shark nets to create awareness of the importance of protecting the sharks in our oceans. This year was a lot bigger and we had a good turn out of people at St Mikes. Roland gave a very informative talk explaining what the Paddle Out was about and bringing attention to how much marine life gets caught and killed in the shark nets on a daily basis. What makes living on the South Coast so special? I was born in Port Shepstone and with the South Coast being so small, I have had so much support from everyone in our little town. I’m very blessed... to enjoy uncrowded surf when it is cooking with only a handful of people out! And having all my family , friends and loved ones around me all the time makes living on the Coast a very special place. What is next for you? Tell us more about your plans for the rest of the year… I have the Open and Masters SA Champs coming up in August in Richards Bay. My dream is to make my surf camp (www.heatherclarksurf.com) a full time project, injecting the knowledge I have gained throughout my years on tour into the young passionate groms. This includes surf lessons, school camps and surf trips. I want to give back to the sport that I love and live.


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Perched atop a green hill in the welcoming town of Scottburgh, with breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean – the Blue Marlin Hotel has become a favoured family holiday destination, both nationally and abroad.

Dive the Aliwal Shoal

Onsite at the Blue Marlin Hotel Email: info@crystal-divers.co.za Website: www.crystal-divers.co.za Call: +27(0)79 885 8339

Contact Us

180 Scott St Scottburgh Email: info@bluemarlin.co.za Website: www.bluemarlinhotel.co.za Call: (+27) (0) 39 978 3361

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ATTRACTING WILD BIRDS TO YOUR INDIGENOUS GARDEN

Geoff Nichols

A garden is intended to be an oasis of calm, a place to relax and a sanctuary from the troubles of daily life particularly for those of us who live in more urban areas... A garden should be a personal Eden, a place of peace and beauty, heady with the scent of flower, and laced with the sound of birdsong. It is possible to create such a space - even in the smallest of gardens, and with the correct planting choices you will find that nature can flourish anywhere. Wild birds, with their fascinating colours and enchanting melodies, are a welcome addition to any garden, and the South Coast’s Izinyoni Nursery is on hand to provide some valuable insight into the best ways to attract them to yours. According to renowned horticulturalist and indigenous plant expert Geoff Nichols, “Wild birds all have their own way of life and will slot into a habitat or area created by you which provides some sort of resource or a combination of resources”. Therefore, in order for wild birds to take up residence in your garden, you must make them feel at home. The best way to do this is to replicate their natural environment by choosing the plants and trees that they naturally rely on in the wild for food, water and shelter. If you hope to turn your garden into a haven for local birdlife, your planting

choices must meet at least one of these requirements. In order to copy nature successfully, it is best to choose indigenous plant and tree species for your garden.Indigenous plants have a number of benefits. As well as attracting birds and other wildlife, these plants are perfectly adapted for the weather and soil of the South Coast, meaning that they are less water hungry than exotic species and are easier to grow successfully. When it comes to choosing plant and tree species that will attract birds to your garden, you need to consider which species provide good nesting spots for birds, and which ones will provide them with food. For example, fig trees are a good choice as their soft wood provides those birds that need a hole to nest in (like woodpeckers and barbets) with an excellent nesting site; whilst their fruit not only caters to nectar-eating bird species, but also attracts insects that will in turn provide sustenance for insectivorous birds. The fig tree Ficus natalensis is an indigenous species for KwaZulu-Natal, and is available for purchase alongside other fig species at Izinyoni Nursery.

Izinyoni Nursery brings you all the natural beauty that characterises the mid-South Coast. Located in Crocworld Conservation Centre, you will find a wide selection of indigenous flowers, trees, aloes, ground covers and succulents. Inzinyoni Nursery is located 52 km South West of Durban, 2.5km North West of Scottburgh and approximately 200m from the Indian Ocean. Contact Gareth Hampson on ghampson@cbl.co.za / 083 661 3901 or visit www.izinyoni-nursery.co.za

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In December 1997 Wild 5 Adventures opened the highest commercial abseil in the world. In 1998 the first white water rafting adventure was launched on the Umzimkhulu River. Four years later, on 15th June 2002, the ultimate rush of all time, the Wild Swing, was opened.

“From the age of 11, I used to stand at the top of Oribi Gorge, looking down. It was my dream to jump off the edge (without hurting myself, that is)...”, Paul Jefferys, owner of Wild 5 Adventures reflects. “There’s a saying that goes along these lines: If you can dream it, do it! We did it, and now you can too! The wild swing is every thrill seeker’s dream come true.”

Since then a wide range of adrenaline (and relaxed) activities have been introduced, catering for all types of adventurers. Experience the ultimate rush! Situated at the top of Lehr’s Waterfall, this is the highest swing in the world. Leap off the edge of the waterfall to swing into the gaping depths of the gorge - 165m (55 Storeys), and accelerate to 120km/hour in 2.5 seconds. Bragging rights are guaranteed! Abseil down a 110m Cliff face, alongside Lehr’s waterfall, and experience a new dimension in sightseeing! Determine your own pace in one of the world’s highest commercial abseils. The first 45m is a cliff abseil, while the remaining 65m is a free abseil, allowing you to take in the beauty of the gorge from a different angle. If you can’t muster up the courage to do the swing or abseil, this option is just for you. Experience solitary bliss as you slide along the Zip-line that spans across the gorge, 165m above the treetops. Strapped securely in a full body harness, you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of Lehr’s Waterfall and Baboon’s Castle! If you’re more of an aqua-adventurer, join our experienced guides in challenging the grade 2 to 4 rapids of the Umzimkhulu River. Half- and two- day trips are available, with the latter including a camp-over on the river bank.

There are many ways to enjoy the view sites, other than by car. Take a gentle hike or a more strenuous climb (down a rocky climbing path) to the bottom of the Gorge. Mountain bikers can follow the scenic single track, meandering along the top of the gorge. If you are in the mood for something a little more energetic, it’s Game on! Escape into fantasy in one of 3 themed paintball arenas! Leisure and Corporate packages include facilitation & all equipment.

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FASTFACTS THE GORGE SWING WAS OPENED IN JUNE 2002 EQUIVALENT TO JUMPING FROM A 55 STOREY BUILDING ACCELAERATE FROM 0 TO 120 KM’S IN JUST 2.3 SECONDS OLDEST 84, YOUNGEST 4, BOTH FEMALE! IT TOOK SIX DAYS TO SPAN THE THE WILD SWING MAIN CABLE AND 3 MONTHS TO BUILD THE SWING WILD 5 WAS THE FIRST COMPANY TO START RAFTING THE MIGHTY UMZIMKULU RIVER IN 1997 THE 10 UMZIMKULU RAPIDS RANGE FROM GRADE 2 TO 4 SOME OF THE UMZIMKULU RAPIDS NAMES ARE: THE OMEN, THE BRICK, RODEO, RAGING BULL, HOPE FLOATS, EVICTION, & THE MAIZE THE DAUNTING SUSPENSION BRIDGE IS 84 METERS LONG 80% OF ABSEILERS ARE FIRST TIMERS ZIPLINE IS 120M LONG AND 165M ABOVE THE GORGE FLOOR


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CONTACT DETAILS: C: 0825667424 or 0823373746 E: info@wild5adventures.co.za

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| LIVING IN PARADISE The South Coast is blessed to have a resident colony of Cape Vultures in the Umzimkulu Valley, which is about 30km inland from the coast.

THEORIBIGORGE Located close to the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve & NPC Conservancy, the Vulture Hide is a highlight on the local tourist route. Visitors and photographers are able to observe Cape Vultures in their natural habitat. Oribi buck and Black-backed Jackal may also be encountered. These magnificent birds are classified as a vulnerable species which is near endemic to Southern Africa. They live in colonies seldom greater than 100 pairs, nesting on cliff ledges where they lay normally 1 egg which they incubate for about 57 days. They are monogamous birds, pairing for life. Being carrion eaters, they travel great distances looking for carcasses to feed on – which also makes them vulnerable to poisoning. Another huge threat to them is high powered electrical lines. The Barry Porter Memorial Vulture Viewing Hide overlooks a ‘vulture restaurant’ on the site of a breeding colony of over 120 Cape Vultures, which is incorporated in the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve. With a threatened global population of just 8,000 Cape Vultures, this is a very significant colony. The Oribi Gorge Vulture Hide gives you the opportunity to observe and photograph these majestic birds at close range. For rates and bookings visit: www.vulturehide.blogspot.com

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COMPETITION Trail Running|| MTB Trails | Hiking & Birding Quality Accommodation | Restaurant & Bar Kids Activities | Adventure Golf

www.ingeliforestresort.com 039 553 0600 | admin@ingeliforest.co.za Southern-KwaZulu-Natal / Kokstad | 1 hour inland from Port Shepstone

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a destination for GREAT DRIVES AND VIBES – IT’S TIME TO CHILL …IT’S SUNSHINE, SCENERY AND SPECTACULAR PEOPLE, VIEWS AND ADRENALIN PUMPING ACTION WHEN EXPLORING SOME OF THE RURAL AND CULTURAL AREAS OF OUR HINTERLAND!

FINDING YOUR SOUL...

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK!

Take the R612 from Scottburgh and heads towards Braemar and Sawoti. Link back to Friedenau on your way to Ifafa and then back onto the N2. On your journey, take a break into the beautiful Vernon Crooks Nature Reserve and also keep a look out for age old mission stations. This is a off the beaten track drive out, so chill, breathe and absorb the natural beauty of the inland.

From the R102 at Ifafa – mapping a loop route, drive along a road that offers breathtaking scenery. Head inland towards Ifafa which will then link you through to Mtwalume and Glen Echo. Should the need arise, there is an information office there for any information you require. After soaking up the magnificent peaceful surroundings, head back to the N2 near Umzumbe. A photographers dream.

A ROOM WITH A VIEW...

HEAD TO THE HINTERLAND!

Head into the winding hills of the Izingoleni with access via the R61 or the N2 stemming out of Port Edward. The glorious views of the Umtamvuna Valley take you past the nature reserve which also offers spectacular view sites and mountain biking. Also in this area you will find a large variety of agricultural crops dressing the landscape such as coffee plantations, macadamia trees, banana farms and sugar cane fields. Extend your drive further towards Harding and discover the gems of the Weza Ingeli forests.

THE AWESOME ORIBI GORGE ...

Just an hour out of Port Shepstone, traverse into the hinterland, driving through the Oribi Gorge escarpment towards Harding, filled with miles and miles of wide open spaces, awe inspiring views of sprawling sugar cane fields and macadamia plantations. 60km past Harding on in the Ingeli forests where an abundance of activities are on offer, as is a visitor information centre to assist you with your planning and bookings. Boardwalks through forests, hiking, mountain biking and birding are just a few of the activities you can enjoy.

The renowned Oribi Gorge is a drive out not to be missed. Take the N2 from Port Shepstone and take the first turn off to Oribi Gorge or second which takes you through the very scenic gorge drive. Enjoy the rural settings and magnificent views as you climb up towards the escarpment. Rich with offerings such as exclusive Vulture Hide tours, adrenalin junkie offerings, white water rafting and hiking are just some of the tantalising must-do’s on your trip into the hinterland.through the reserve, turn left back towards Port Shepstone with a sense of calm and serenity like no other.


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Umgubho Wezintombi Maidens' Ceremony IN THE ORIBI GORGE AREA This colourful celebration is a beautiful observance of Zulu culture and festivities, where traditional dances are performed and stories are told...

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| ARTIST PROFILE

Celebrating the work of a Master ~ ERROL STEPHEN BOYLEY ~ 1918 - 2007

Errol Stephen Boyley was born in 1918 in Pietermaritzburg and passed away in the same city in 2007 leaving behind his legacy as one of South Africa’s greatest artists who mastered contemporary realism. His legacy continues on walls adorned by his wonderful paintings in family homes, corporate offices and galleries all over the world. Having spent the better part of 20 years living and painting here in Ramsgate on the South Coast in the 70’s and 80’s this exhibition hosted by Riverbend Art Gallery serves as a celebration of his incredible life and work. Infrequently the art world produces an artist of exceptional talent who combines technical skills with an eye for exquisite subject material. Added to this, a deep understanding and interpretation of “the lie of the land”, its creatures, culture, climate and social mood, are also essential ingredients for exceptional art pieces. In Errol Boyley we find all these qualities, his intimate knowledge and love of his environment, his exceptional interpretation of his subject matter and his ability to depict down-to-earth subjects in a straightforward naturalistic manner, make him one of South Africa’s great contemporary realists. A term used in its narrow sense to denote a style of painting which emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It is characterized by figurative works executed in a raw objective style, without the distortions of Cubist or Expressionist interpretation. The object is to portray the “real” rather than the ideal, depicting subjects of everyday life without any alteration or interpretation. Contemporary Realists deliberately rejected abstract art, choosing instead to depict down-to-earth subjects in a straightforward naturalistic manner. Errol Boyley and John Meyer remain two of South Africa’s greatest exponents of this style of painting and have both capitalised on exquisite subject material offered by this wonderful country.

Errol Boyley predominantly painted in oils and while he is best remembered for his landscapes, he produced exceptional still life studies, wonderful seascapes, figure paintings and wildlife scenes. With the support of many people this exhibition will profile an array of his paintings many of which are being loaned for the purpose of the exhibition. Also to be exhibited are paintings which have never been viewed by the general public loaned from artists and his wife Jocelyn to whom we are indebted. This exhibition will afford the public the opportunity to participate, appreciate, invest and celebrate in the works of a truly remarkable South African artist. This exhibition opens on Thursday night 24th September and runs until Wednesday 30th September.

SINCE 2006 RIVERBEND ART GALLERY HAS HOSTED AN ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION WHICH COINCIDES WITH A WEEKEND OF WINE AND MUSIC IN EARLY SPRING. THIS YEAR THE EVENT, NOW WELL KNOWN AS THE SOUTH COAST SPRING WINE FESTIVAL, IS ONCE AGAIN DELIGHTED TO WELCOME SPIER WINE ESTATE AS THE FESTIVALS TITLE SPONSOR.

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REALISM

MASTERED

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2 5 SE P T E M B E R

Errol Boyley predominantly painted in oils and while he is best remembered for his landscapes, he produced exceptional still life studies, wonderful seascapes, figure paintings and wildlife scenes. Contemporary Realismis a term used to denote a style of painting which emerged in the late 1960s.

30 WINE ESTATES 150 FINE WINES

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXHIBIT YOUR ERROL BOYLEY PIECE ON THIS EXHIBITION PLEASE PHONE 039 316 6204

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The traditional Wine Festival on Friday 25 September will profile more than a hundred wines from more than 30 of South Africa’s top wine estates and will afford the public the opportunity to purchase fine wines at “never to be repeated prices” on the night!

DATE: FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER TIME: 17H30 FOR 18H00 TICKETS: R120

For ticketing and more information please phone 039 3166204 or visit www.crocodilecrazy.co.za

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| FUNCTIONAL ART

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2 1. Get creative with Ingrid at The River Trade-ing Studio based at the scenic Spillers Wharf Lifestyle Centre, the only stockist of CHALK PAINTTM decorative paint by Annie Sloan on the Lower South Coast. She also stocks gorgeous shabby chic decor items and offers classes on specialised paint techniques. Call Ingrid on 079-366-1732 2. Barry Burger continues a family tradition of distinguished craftsmanship, creating internationally renowned Swordcanes. Visit him on his family sugar cane plantation to view his work. Call Barry on 082-926-5785

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FUNCTIONAL ART | 3 & 4. Ralph Gallagher is an exceptionally talented local artist who specialises in hand-crafted, aluminium wall art. Gallagher Steel Art combines industrial techniques with creative airbrushing flair to produce one-of-a-kind pieces, with a strong contemporary feel. Call Ralph on 073-709-1808 5. S’khumba Crafts has been one of the top tourism draw cards on the South Coast since 1995. All the magnificent leather shoes, bags and accessories are designed by Brian and Karen Bernstein with their high standards evident everywhere. This is functional art at its best! Call S’Khumba Crafts on 039-316-8212

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6. Umtentweni-based artist Helen Dodge creates bold, bright paintings that also translate into striking textile designs. Her high quality linen and soft furnishings are fully washable and infinitely customisable. Call Helen on 084-987-2018 7. Vivienne Zanner is a ceramic legend on the South Coast, and her unique hand painted pottery, tables and artwork are created at Zanner Studio. To view her stunning works of art - visit The Cowshed Coffee & Pottery Shop at Mattison Square. Call Vivienne on 039-311-3955 8. Trevor Burger’s wide range of exquisitely made bespoke Knives and Carving Sets are internationally sought after and award winning. All the pieces are individually handcrafted. Call Trevor on 072-200-4448

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BESTCOFFEE

The South Coast has a buzzing cafĂŠ culture, where the importance of great coffee is recognised and appreciated. Savour that special cup at one of our many award winning venues...

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THE REVIVAL OF A LANDMARK

3 reasons to visit...

The collaborative efforts of two neighbouring families the Kellys and Peckhams has resulted in the birth of the Outlook Trading Post a beautiful farm stall and The Outpost Farmhouse Kitchen. Now also home to the coast’s legendary Banana Farm Tours.



November 2013 marked the opening of The Outlook Trading Post which evolved from the Barn Owl , a well known and much loved tourist landmark of yesteryear.

 

The Outlook Trading Post offers a wide range of quality crafts, home ware products a selection of farm produce including bananas, macadamia nuts and other seasonal fruit as well as a quality range of homemade and bottled products while new exciting items are continuously sourced all over South Africa. The Outpost Farmhouse Kitchen situated above the farm stall offers great wholesome fresh health breakfasts , lunches and great coffees . Offering free WiFi The Outpost has quickly gaining the reputation as a great meeting place on the coast. Located on the province’s largest banana farm the Outlook Trading Post is home to a very interesting and informative Banana Farm Tour which encompasses an enlightening overview of the growth cycle of bananas in a plantation followed by a tour of the farms impressive pack shed. Besides banana facts, your guide will impart interesting historical, social and weather information to visitors, a truly great family outing! Please phone 039 316 8602 for more information about Banana Farm Tours.

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OUTPOST FARMHOUSE KITCHEN Situated above the Outlook Trading Post this “Coffee Spot� is becoming famous for its Coffees and Cappuccinos prepared by Lavazza trained baristers. Besides one of the best caffeine fixes on the coast, great meals and WIFI make this a “must visit� venue!

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BEAVER CREEK COFFEE ESTATE Experience the world of coffee, visit the Beaver Creek Coffee Estate and sample these fine coffees. They offer visitors a daily ‘crop to cup’ tour, which outlines the distinctive flavours of the worlds coffee regions and the skills that create the perfect cup.

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TEA @ BAYTREE Tea @ Bay Tree has a comfortable yet elegant ambiance where guests are invited to a “full English tea“ accented with fine china & delicate white lace napkins. If you are looking for a flavoursome cappuccino, visit The Bay Tree Decor Store.

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KC’S COFFEE SHOP Personal service, great coffee and outstanding food await you in this unique place! Modern and clean, overlooking lush green farmlands. A secure playground ensures the kids will be happy, while parents can enjoy award winning coffee and home made delights.

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STEAM: COFFEE. PASSION. PIZZA Steam is a gorgeous new venue in Shelly Beach which boasts luxurious coffee. Good music, great hosts and excellent coffee - the triple threat of any thriving coffee shop. Unquestionably popular for all the right reasons, Steam offers an experience like no other.

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JAXX The perfect coffee, quality food, great company and legendary service, all whilst enjoying a 180 degree sea view! Jaxx is the perfect place to spend some quality time in a friendly environment with delicious tasty food‌always a pleasure!

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Fly directly to the KZN South Coast | COMPETITION

Fly Cemair to Margate

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Visit Whether you fly or drive, the KZN South Coast, is easily accessible with direct flights to Margate from OR Tambo, or a perfect place to stop over halfway at The Green Lantern in Van Reeren!

DRIVE TO MARGATE BLOEMFONTEIN via N3 and N5 TIME: 7 h 46 min DISTANCE: 760 km

POLOKWANE

via N3 and N1 TIME: 9 h 19 min DISTANCE: 1,003 km

NELSPRUIT

via N3 TIME: 9 h 27 min DISTANCE: 899 km

JOHANNESBURG

via N3 TIME: 6 h 38 min DISTANCE: 695 km

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T: +27 39 315 3000 Lot 2028, Shelly Beach Business Park GPS: S30º47’53.97” E30º23’52.21” bjones@halfwaysc.co.za www.halfwaytoyota.com

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Our showroom boasts all new and existing Toyota models and selected certified Automark used vehicles. Our experienced team will assist you to choose the right vehicle model that best meets your needs.

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