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CONTENTS The airport shuttle of MyCiTi service is currently running between the Civic Centre Station in central Cape Town and the Airport Station, which is outside the arrivals terminal at Cape Town International Airport. The bus departs every 20 minutes from both stations, and tickets are on sale at the kiosks inside. The trip takes about the same time, or slighty less, than in a prive car, as follows: - Morning peak (direction City): about 20-30 minutes - Afternoon peak (direction Airpot): about 45-55 minutes - Other times of the day or in opposite directioon to peak hour congestion: about 15-20 minutes (sbuject to delays). Departure times from Civic Centre Station Every 20 minutes from 04:20 till 21:00 04:20 04:40 05:00 05:20 05:40 06:00 06:20 06:40 07:00

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Departure times from Airport Station Every 20 minutes from 05:10 till 21:50 05:10 05:30 05:50 06:10 06:30 06:50 07:10 07:30 07:50

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For more informaton and detailed scheduling log on to or call the City of Cape Town Transport Centre’s 24 / 7 toll- free information on 0800 65 64 63







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Restaurant of the month


Outdoor Activities

DATE 2011



Kidz Zone


Tourism News

Thursday 24-Feb


Night Life

Out In Africa Pride Film Festival Venue: Labia Theatre Time: 19:00


Night Life

Friday 25-Feb

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What to see


On Stage

Red Party Official Opening Party of the Pride Festival. Venue: Gay bars and clubs in Cape Town Time: 22:00 Entrance Fee: R20


Places of Interest

Saturday 26-Feb



Mr & Ms Cape Town Pride Pageant Start Time 19:00 Joseph Stone Auditorium, Athlone Tickets: R60 p/p


Vacation Sport



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Pride Pool Party The Glen Hotel 3 Glen Road, Sea Point Sunday 27-Feb

Pride@Mzoli Event Gugulethu township street party From midday till late! Start time: 15:00

Monday 28-Feb

Divas @ On Broadway Venue: On Broadway. Long Street, Cape Town Tickets: R85 p/p

Tuesday 01-Mar

Interfaith service Start Time : 19:00 Venue: Novalis Ubuntu Centre, Wynberg Free of charge / All welcome

Wednesday 02-Mar

Sunset Beach Picnic Venue: 3rd Beach Start time: 18:00 Free of charge / All welcome The Book Fair Start Time: 18:00 Venue: Kalk Bay Books 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay

Thursday 03-Mar

Pink Ball Venue: Cape Town Stadium. Black tie event. Start Time: 19:00 for 19:30 Ticket Price : R300

Friday 04-Mar

Float Building Evening Float applicants will be notified of time and place

Saturday 05-Mar

Pride Parade Day

Sunday 06-Mar

Pride Celebration Service Good Hope Metropolitan Community Church, Zonnebloem College Chapel, Cambridge Road, Off Kaizerszicht Road, Zonnebloem Free of charge / All welcome

Cape Town Stadium 10:00 for 11:00 start Parade Party 1pm till 8pm Venue: Cape Town Stadium Entrance Fee: R30

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YOUR GUIDE TO STYLE CAFÉ PERONI Ghillies, Plettenberg Bay 21 December 5 th January st


The Grand, Cape Town 7th - 9th January DATE 14 th - 16 th January DATE


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When: 18 Feb 2011 Where: Cape Town Stadium Cost: R161-R2568 Time: 4.30pm U2 continue taking their innovativelydesigned 360° tour, on the back of latest album, No Line On the Horizon, around the globe. This date is at the Cape Town Stadium. One of the world's biggest and best-loved rock 'n' roll bands, U2's sound is characterized by The Edge's distinctive guitar riffs and Bono's impassioned vocals. As the group's stature has grown, they have used their position to try new approaches to music and performance, while also attempting to gauge pop music's power to influence world politics.


S. Wilson, Infecting the City, Cape Town. Courtesy of Infecting the City When: Feb 2011 (annual) Where: Cape Town Cost: From free

Not for Sale to Persons Under the Age of 18.

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Infecting The City is a performing arts festival held in Cape Town's streets and public spaces. Talented creative artists from around the world investigate a new theme every year through collaborative

performance works, art installations, choreographed pieces and public interventions. In 2010 the theme Human Rite invites the audience to attend a series of evocative works of ritual healing - a transformative journey that celebrates our fundamental right to be human. Phone: +27 (0) 21 422 0468 Cost: R380 Opening Hours: Morning tour: 8.30am12.30pm Afternoon tour: 1pm-5.30pm


BEST WHITE BLENDS: ‘CONSTANTIA FRESH’ FESTIVAL 2011 ‘Constantia Fresh’ to be held on the 25th and 26th February 2011, is one of the first South African fine wine festivals to feature Sauvignon Blancs and white blends of the Constantia Valley alongside other regional and international producers. This year’s two day lifestyle festival will celebrate the distinctiveness and freshness of the ‘wild white’ grape, Sauvignon Blanc, and explore its role in the complexity of a blend. New Focus on Blends These festivities organised by Fine Wine Events, aims to uncover new opportunities for Sauvignon Blanc in its role in blending as well as how South African wines truly fairs in the international context. Organiser of the event, Pfützner said of the 2011 festival “Our first festival gave our guests a far better understand-

ing on the ageability, versatility and food capability of Sauvignon Blanc. This year we have shifted the focus slightly to Sauvignon Blanc-based blends locally, regionally and from the home of Sauvignon blends, Bordeaux. Participating Producers ‘Constantia Fresh’ features a total of three palate-inspiring events taking place on the 25th and 26th February 2011 which is possible thanks to the support of the host region and participating Constantia producers namely Constantia Uitsig, Klein Constantia, Groot Constantia, Steenberg, Eagle’s Nest, Buitenverwachting and Constantia Glen. Pfützner has extended the invitation to the top South African Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc blend producers.

since 2003. Film, fashion and graphic design are also featured. A firm believer of its "no derivatives, and no imports" slogan, this show guarantees original, contemporary and innovative products, which are quintessentially South African, whether that be advertising and new media or architecture and decor. Email: Phone: +27 (0) 21 465 9966 Address: Interactive Africa, 16 Mill St, Oranjezicht, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa Email: Phone: +27 (0) 21 410 5000


Tickets to these events can be purchased through the cellar doors of the participating farms. Once these are sold out, kindly contact Jorg Pfutzner of Fine Wine Events on 072 467 5943 or email info@


A stand at Design Indaba Expo, Cape Town. Courtesy of Fundi When: Feb 2011 (annual) Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre Cost: R50; concessions R12-R30; under 5s free Held at Cape Town International Convention Centre, the Design Indaba Expo is a multi-sector event, showcasing the finest in high-end home grown design talent

Phone: +27 (0) 21 425 64 61 Cost: R380 Opening Hours: Morning tour: 8.30am12.30pm Afternoon tour: 1pm-5.30pm


06 February 2011 - 12 February 2011 Cape Garden Route Olivia at Cape Town Pride. Courtesy of Cape Town Pride When: 24 Feb - 6 Mar 2011 (annual) Where: Cape Town Cape Town Pride encompasses a launch cocktail party, fashion shows, sports events, films and some great parties. The focal point however is the main Pride Parade, which reaffirms the diversity and sense of togetherness within the local gay community. With the inception of South Africa's new constitution in 1994, which included the all important "freedom of sexual orientation" clause, Cape Town Pride was born. Well into its second decade, the festival is still going strong, attracting thousands of visitors and getting bigger every year. Name: Cape Town Pride Email:

The time has come once again for the 2011 Ultimate Golfing Road Trip. Bookings are flying in for golf, accommodation, dinner reservations and more! We are promising a field of 40 players per course with 9 golf courses during 7 days. Golfers from all over – Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, international clients - are coming to experience the paradise of the Garden RouteA competition is running alongside the road trip where the winner can play with the editors of Compleat Golfer magazine. We invite you to participate in this great “once a year” event! Rod Kretschmer Tel: 079 733 9719 Email:

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Millions of visitors have wandered its halls and corridors to be stimulated and inspired by its collections and exhibitions. 25 Queen Victoria Stree, Gardens Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:00 daily Free for persons under 16 years T: 021 481 3800


The Planetarium is a celestial theatre in the round, utilizing the complex Minolta starmachine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe. 25 Queen Victoria Street Opening Times: 09:00, 10:15, 11:30 and 12:45 during school term (excluding 1st Monday of the month). Mon to Fri T: 021 481 3900


South Africa's premier art museum houses outstanding collections of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art. Goverment Avenue, Company’s Garden Opening Times : 10:00 - 17:00 Tues. to Sun.Free for persons under 16 years. T: 021 467 4660


The role played by building and collection in the cultural life of the Mother City. Old Town House, Green market Square Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:00 Tues. to Sun. Free for all T: 021 481 3933


A household such as this would only have been able to function with its share of servants and slaves, and recent research has brought to light the names and professions of some of these, as well as the kinds of activities they would have pursued. 35 Strand Street Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:00 Free for oersons under 16 years T: 021 481 3935


This museum, was largely the result of the magnificent bequest which forms the nucleus of the collection The museum comprises ten major collections of which the largest is porcelain, numbering 364 items. Hiddind Campuus, Orange Street Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:00 Mon. to Tues. Free for all T: 021 424 9381


This unique museum entices visitors to experience the ancient, sometimes mystical relationship that exists between gold and the African continen through state - of - the artvisuals and artistic displays. The museum is home to a collection of 350 West african gold artefacts as well as objects from the ancient gold civilisations of southern Africa. Martin Melck House, 96 Strand Street. Opening Times: 09:30 - 17:00 T: 021 405 1540

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Situated a touch kick away from Newlands Rugby Stadium, the SA Rugby Museum offers an exciting and thought-provoking insight into the history of the game in South Africa. With items dating back to 1891 the museum is a must for any sports fan visiting Cape Town. Take a trip down memory lane; listen to some old radio commentaries; follow the path to unity in South African Rugby and the emergence of the South African Rugby Football Union out of the four previous administration bodies. This museum is a fitting tribute to all South African rugby players, administrators and supporters. Tours are scheduled by arrangement from Monday to Friday, between 09h00 and 16h00. Only groups will be accommodated on Saturdays and Public Holidays. No tours will take place on match days. T : 021 686 2150


The museum is interactive and Hi-tech, using different media to present highlights of South Africa history, and transforming the Jewish community’s story into a vital account of individual and organizational roles and contributions. Dynamic display reveal the community’s response to the moral and political challenges that confronted them. On view are rare Judaica artifacts, animated video footage of famous Barney Barnato and Max Rose, and an award winning documentary film ‘Nelson Mandela. A Righteous Man’, which is screened throughout the day. Opening Times: 10:00-17:00 Sun-Thur, 10:00-14:00 Fri. T: 021 465 1546

Under the meticulous hand of legendary chef and owner, Mr Muraoko (affectionately known as ‘Papa San’) and his wife, Minato serves up the finest authentic Japanese cuisine in the city. Only the freshest and most succulent fish, bought daily, go into creating their superb sushi, sashimi and tempura. Vegetarians are also well catered for. Value for money, years of experience and tireless devotion to quality make Minato Cape Town’s best-loved and most respected sushi bar.


The Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery,showcases local Islamic culture and heritage. The Bo-Kaap itself is well worth a visit. 71 Whale Street, Bo - Kaap Opening Times 10:00 - 17:00 Mon. to Sat. Free for persons under 16 years. T: 021 481 3939


Contained in the collection is a wealth of historical information concerning the peoples and landscapes of early colonial South Africa. It is one of the most important public collections of artefacts of the period. Buitenkant Street Opening Times: 09:30 - 16:00 daily. T: 021 464 1260


Built in 1778 as a townhouse for theVOC fiscal, this museum is generally accepted to be the finest surviving example of eighteenth-century urban architecture in the country. 78 Buitenkant Street Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:00 Tues. -Thurs. Free for all

LEGENDARY, AUTHENTIC JAPANESE CUISINE IN THE HEART OF CAPE TOWN. BOOKING ESSENTIAL . 4 Buiten Street, Cape Town. 021 423 4712 Mon- Fri 12h00- 14h00 and 18h30-22h00 Open Saturday for Dinner

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EXPLORE Expedition missions are long gone. These days

you have more than enough stylish ways to get in and around Cape Town.

CITY SIGHTSEEING Hop –on, Hop- off for unique close-up experience of Cape Town and Peninsula! Two fascinating tours at your own pace, in ultra modern double-decker buses.

CAPE LUXURY CARS Takes pride in offering the best car hire service, putting the needs of customers first. 021 434 1750

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CLASSIC & ACTION VEHICLES It’s about an experience, a journey back to when cars were a celebration of fun, style, audacity and beauty 021 432 1800 083 301 9222

OLD TIME SAILING Built in 1965, the 66-ft maharani offers the ultimate in traditional sailing experience in and out of Cape Town historic harbour 083 769 4450



Day trippers philosophy is to make a meaningful contribution to Cape Town tourism while ensuring minimal impact on the environments 021 511 4766 (after hours 082 807 9522)

Take a drive in a classic Cobra. Experience the Cape in an open top sports car and get a dose of adrenalin and happiness for free 083 321 9193



With of without a side boat it’s a boys –and girlsdreams come true.

The Nartilus departures daily from the Radisson Hotel on Grange bay and provides the best of its kind

BEAM ME UP SCOTTY Take an helicopter ride above Cape Town and the peninsula and have a unique sight of this great city 021 425 3868

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DINING SEAFOOD BAIA A: V&A Waterfront, T: 021 421 0935 BLOWFISH RESTAURANT A: 1 Marine Dr. Dolphin Beach, Tableview T: 021 556 5464 BOUILLABAISSE A: 38 Huguenot St. Franschhoek T: 021 876 4430 A: The Rockwell, Schiebe Street, De Waterkant T: 021 418 0443 CODFATHER A: 37 The Dr. Camps Bay T: 021 438 0782 DUNES A: 1 Beach Road, Hout Bay T: 021 790 1876 FISHMONGER A: Corner of Ryneveld & Plein St. Stellenbosch T: 021 887 7835

GREEK FISHERMAN A: Shop 157, V & A, Waterfront T: 021 418 5411 www.greekfisherman. OCEAN BLUE A:Shop 3, The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay T: 021 438 9838 PARANGA A: Shop No.1, The Promenade Victoria Road Camps Bay T: 021 438 0404

PIGALLE A: 57A Somerset Green Point T: 021 421 4848 SOUTHPOLE A: Ocean Square Sunset Beach T: 021 551 5752 TANK RESTAURANT A: Cape Quarter 72 Waterkant St. De Waterkant T: 021 419 0007


A: The Cape Royal, 47 Main Road T: 021 430 0506 & UNION A: 110 Bree St. T: 021 422 2770 CAFE MANHATTAN A: 74 Waterkant St. T: 021 421 6666 CARNE- SA

A: 70 Keerom St. T: 021 424 3460


A: Haritage Square,100 Shortmarket St. T: 021 424 6373 www.hqrestaurant.


A: The District, Grand West Casino T: 021 534 9194 THE FAMOUS BUTCHERS

A: 101 Buitengracht St.Lodge Hotel Tel: 021 422 0880 THE HUSSAR GRILL

A: 108 Camps Bay Dr. T: 021 438 0151 THE NOSE WINE BAR

A: Cape Quarter De Waterkant Green Point T: 021 425 2200 ZORBA’S

A: 3 Lagoon Gate Dr. Milnerton T: 021 528 2093

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A: 95 Keerom St. T: 021 422 0765 ALLORA

A: Les Fleur Centre, 58 huguenot Road T: 021 876 4375 BELLA GINA

A: The District, Grand West Casino T: 021 534 6748 BIESMIELLAH

SALERO A: Shop 7216 Upper Level, Victoria Wharf V&A Waterfront T: 021 421 1916 TASCA RESTAURANT

A: 41 Victoria Road, Camps Bay T: 021 438 1213


A: Winery Road off R44 Zandberg Farm T: 021 842 2020


A: The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay T: 021 438 2040 DE VOLKSKOMBUIS

A: Aan de Wagenweg Stellenbosch T: 021 887 2121 www.volkskombuis. LA COLOMBE

A: Constantia Uitsig Estate T: 021 794 2390


A: Pass Road Franschhoek T: 021 876 3016 MANO’S

A: 39 Main Road Green Point T: 021 434 1090 MON PLAISIR


A: Oude Stallen 19 Huguenot Road Franschhoek T: 021 876 3772 THE ROUNDHOUSE

A: Kloof Road T: 021 438 4347





A: 33 Church St. T: 021 424 0000


A: 39 Barnet St. Gardens T: 021 465 4909 BISTRO & TAPAS @ ASARA

A: Asara Wine Estate Stellenbosch T: 021 888 8060 BIZERCA BISTRO

A: Jetty St. T: 021 418 0001

A: 67 Dock Road Waterfront T: 021 418 4040

A: 13 Boundary Road T: 021 685 5140 GIOVANNI’S

A: 103 Main Road Green Point T: 021 434 6893


A: Boschendal Manor House, Pniel Road Groot Drakenstein T: 021 870 4282/3 TARRAGONS


A: 60 Kloof St. Gardens Central T: 021 426 0801

A: 119 York St. T: 044 884 1050


A:The Fern Gully Farm Rheenendal Rd. T: 082 739 0962





A: 60 Kloof St. A: At Chamonix T: 021 424 4344 Wine Farm Uitkyk St. T: 021 876 2393

ASIAN A: Lifestyle Centre Westlake Dr.Tokai T: 021 702 2975


A: 1st Floor Kloof A: The Wellington Street Junction Darling St. A: Cnr Church & 115 Kloof Street, Beach Roads, Sea Point T: 021 461 2458 Gardens, T: 021 434 2471 T: 021 422 1888/3888 TAIWAN CITY PICCOLO MONDO A: Shop 421,Canal Walk A: 257 Main Road Century City Sea Point T: 021 439 9228 TAPAS


A: 27 Caledon St. T: 021 465 7547



A: Wale & Pentz St. A: Shop 154, Bo-Kaap V&A Waterfront T: 021 423 0850 T: 021 419 3009 DIAS TAVERN


A: Aquila Game Lodge T: 021 421 4998 CAPE MALAY RESTAURANT

A: Hohenort Hotel 93 brommersylei Rd T: 021 794 2137


A: 88 St George’s St. T: 021 786 1371 Francois Restaurant A: Cnr. Beach & Recreation Rd Fish Hoek T: 021 782 3066

A:Victoria Wharf MAMA AFRICA V & A Waterfront A: 178 Long St. T: 021 425 5555 T: 021 426 1017

A: 15 Rose Lane Bo-Kaap T: 021 423 5412 A: Cnr Coen Steytler and Heerengracht Rd, Foreshore T: 021 418 3366 MOYO

A: Spier Estate Lynedoch Rd(R310) Stellenbosch T: 021 809 1133 THEO’S GRILL

A: 163 Beach Rd Mouille Point T: 021 439 3494


A: Westcoast Ostrich Ranch Van Schoorsdrif Rd Philadelphia off N7 T: 021 972 1955

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A: Paddock Shopping Centre Milnerton / T: 021 522 9894


The Authentic Pakistani Restaurant A: Dockside building, Buitengracht & 31 Machu Str / T: 021 421 9017 RAASOIE - Indian 7 Kloof St. Gardens / T: 021 423 1777


A: V&A Waterfront / Heritage Square (CBD) T: 021 425 5555 ANATOLI - Turkish Restaurant 24 Napier Str, Green Point / T: 021 419 2501


The Wellington, Darling Street, Cape Town T: 021 461 2458 OCEAN BASKET - Seafood Cnr Main And Gabriel Rd Plumstead T: 021 761 0765 ( All of Ocean Basket food in all the branches is strikly halaal) THAI RAK- SA - Asian Cnr of Blaawberg Rd & Marine Drive, Table View / T: 021 914 7009

A taste of Africa

ADDIS IN CAPE - Ethopian

A: 41 Church Street / T: 021 424 5722. AFRICA CAFE - From Moroccan through Ethiopian and Zambian, all the way to Xhosa and Cape Malay. A: 108 Shortmarket street / T: 032 422 0221 BIESMIELLAH - Cape Malay experience A: Wale & Pentz Streets, Bo-Kaap, T: 021 423 0850 GOLD - GOLD Restaurant is a vibrant, eclectic Pan-African experience GOLD of Africa Museum A: 96 Strand Street / T: 021 421 4653


The spicey, rustic colours of the Cape’s unique cuisine at the Cellars . A: 93 Brommersvlei Road Constantia T: 021 794 2137 LELAPA - Traditional Township restaurant in Langa

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A: 49 Harlem Avenue, Langa T: 021 694 2681 IKHAYA - Ikhaya African Restaurant offers a memorable celebration of fine food and resplendent surroundings A: V&A Waterfront / T: 021 418 3728 MAMMA AFRICA - A place of African Food,&African Music & African Happiness A: 178 Long Street / T: 021 426 1017.

A: Coral International / T: 087 310 2273

Indigenous African & Cape Malay Cuisine A:15 Rose Lane Bo-Kaap, Cape Town T: 021 423 5412 MOYO - Sophisticated African experience A: Eden on the Bay Shopping Centre Bloubergstrand / T: 021 554 9671 / 2

Cuisine: Mediterraneanfine dining A: Protea Hotel, Victoria Junction T: 021 418 1234


NOON GUN TEA ROOM & RESTAURANT - Aromatic, Spicy, tradi-

tional Cape Malay food.Strikly Halaal A: 273 Longmarket St. Signal Hill, Bo- Kaap T: 021 424 0529 NYONIS KRAAL - Traditional African, Eastern and European flavours, recipes and cultures together A: 98 Long Street / T: 021 422 0529 / 0525 ROOTIS CAPE MALAY - Authentic Cape Malay Farefully halaal A: Clock Tower Centre,Waterfront T: 021 425 8810

Hidden Treasures

Cape Town hotels are the home to some of the

finest dining experience that our city can provide as part of the indulging hospitality tradition. Reservation is highly recommended for all venues.


CAPE COLONY - Cuisine:Contemporary South African food served in impeccable surrounding A: Mount Nelson Hotel, Gardens T: 021 483 1948 BOMBAY BRASSERIE - Cuisine: Fine Indian Specialty dining A: The Taj, CBD / T: 021 819 2000 TWANKEY BAR - Cuisine: Oyster & Champagne Bar A: The Taj, CBD / T: 021 819 2000


Cuisine: Modern European & Authentic Arabic, Asian & African delicacies. Halaal & no alcohol

THIRTY 7 - Cuisine:Contemporary

DINING TABLE MOUNTAIN GOES HALF PRICE AT SUNSET Visit Table Mountain Café to select your sun downers and snacks, then find a secluded spot on top of the Cape’s most popular and majestic natural wonder. Wander along the mountain paths looking for dassies and eagles; or simply sit and marvel at the 360-degree view of the sun setting on the Atlantic Ocean.

A: Westin Grand Arabella Quays T: 021 412 9999

THE PEPPER CLUB -Cuisine: Continental A: The Pepper Club Luxury Hotel & Spa, T: 021 438 0000




BASCULE WHISKEY,WINE & COCKTAIL - Cuisine: International

A: Cape Grace Hotel / T: 021 410 7082


Cuisine: Creative Cape Cuisine A: Cape Grace Hotel / T: 021 410 7080 NOBU - Cuisine: Sublime Japanese Cuisine A: One & Only Hotel / T: 021 431 5111 REUBENS - Cuisine: The creative menu of Reuben Riffel A: One & Only Hotel / T: 021 431 5222

Sip sundowners on top of the Cape’s most majestic

natural wonder, Table Mountain, for half price this summer. Table Mountain Cableway’s Sunset Special starts on Monday November 1 this year and runs until the end of February 2011. Visitors pay R90 per person return every day after 6pm. Now, there is no excuse not to spend more time on the mountain.

Celebrate the start of summer with canapés and cocktails at the new Summit Lounge located at the Top Station. Decorated by Amarula, it’s the Cape’s trendiest spot to mingle with your friends on top of the world. Stop in at the Shop at the Top where you can take home some South African souvenirs, gifts and clothing. Adults pay R90 per person return while children under 18 years pay R45 per person return after 6pm only. Sunset Special tickets can be purchased from the Cableway’s Ticket Office from 6pm.

The Cableway operates weather permitting. For information call (021) 424 8181 or visit www. Cast your vote for Table Mountain Table Mountain is one of 28 natural sites from around the globe competing to be named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The New 7 Wonders of Nature contest aims to raise awareness of the incredible variety and beauty of nature around us. The official New 7 Wonders of Nature will be determined by votes from the public and the final 7 announced in November 2011. Table Mountain forms part of the Cape Floristic Region, which was declared a World Heritage Site in June 2004. The Cape Floristic Region is the smallest and richest of the six floral kingdoms on earth, boasting an amazing 8200 rare and endangered plant species, some of which occur nowhere else on earth.

Cast your vote for Table Mountain at


Cuisine: Seafood Delicacies A: The Commodore Hotel / T: 021 415 1000 www.commodore.accommodationsouthafrica. QUARTER RESTAURANT - Cuisine: Fine Dining in the Cape Malay tradition A: The Portswood Hotel / T: 021 418 3281

TOBAGO’S RESTAURANT Cuisine: International A: Radisson Blu, Granger Bay T: 021 441 3000


Cuisine: International A: The Table Bay Hotel / T: 021 406 5918 OYO - Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean A: Victoria & Alfred Hotel / T: 021 419 6677



Cuisine: Simple, Approachable, honest food A: Ambassador Hotel, Bantry Bay T: 021 439 7258

TOP OF THE RITZ - Cuisine: European Kitchen with a South African taste on a 360° revolving platform. A: Ritz Hotel / T: 021 439 6988

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Peddlars on the Bend is without a doubt one of the best known landmarks in Constantia. Having recently celebrated its 17th birthday, it is fortunate to have built up a substantial following of loyal customers. Like a good wine, Peddlars has matured well over the years and for many tourists (whether from up-country or overseas), a day in Constantia would not be complete without a visit to this popular establishment. Peddlars has a unique ambience and, with versatile seating and dining in the restaurant, bar and garden, is perfectly positioned to cater for all tastes. To make your reservation for corporate functions,

contact Natasha on: Tel: 021 794 7747 Fax: 021 794 2730 Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia. Email: Website:

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About us SA Migration International specializes in assisting people from all over the world to relocate to this wonderful country. We are proud to be a leader in the field of migration and relocation. SA Migration International was founded out of a need for a specialist organization to assist migrants to South Africa. The company head office is located in Cape Town adjacent to the Department of Home Affairs. The highly trained team at SA Migration International oversee visa applications with the minimum of inconvenience to the applicants. Since inception in 2001, the company has assisted thousands of clients with an exceptional success rate. The relocation division is based on an affiliate program. After identifying your requirements, we refer you to selected companies foremost in their field of expertise. This may include, interalia, shipping of household goods and pets, airport arrivals, home rental, property purchase and all other aspects of relocation.

Our Services SA Migration International provide a full range of South African professional migration services, including applications for:

Visit any of our 90 branches nationwide, call 0860 11 11 77 or log onto Offer valid upon presentation of this voucher *Terms and conditions apply. Offer valid at selected branches from 1 October 2010 to 28 February 2011, while stocks last. Offer valid for single transactions worth R10 000 or more and limited to one coin per customer. Bidvest Bank Limited (Reg No 2000/006478/06) is a licensed financial services provider and registered credit provider, NCRCP17.

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES QUAD BIKING Elgin Valley (On the way to Hermanus, from Cape Town on the N2 over Sir Lowry’s pass) Tel: 021 8591989 or 083461 4567 DRAGON BOAT RACING V&A Waterfront Tel: 021 447-2820 or 082 564-6257 ACTION PAINTBALL GAMES Tokai Constantia Tel: 021 790-7603 CITY SIGHT-SEEING on The double-decker bus Tel: 021 511-6000 PARAGLIDING 076 892 2283 CAGE DIVING - White Shark Project 16 Geelbek Street Kleinbaai Tel: 028 384 1774 BUNGEE JUMPING Bloukrans Bungy: Travelon the N2 from Cape Town,40 km East of Plettenberg Bay Tel: 042 281-1458 RATANGA JUNCTION Theme Park Century city Tel: 021 550 8504

HIKING TRAILS Cape Of Goodhope Lion’s Head Trail Otter Trail Hoerikwaggo Trail MAYNARDVILLE OPEN AIR THEATRE Corner of Church and Wolfe Streets Maynardville, Wynberg Book through Computicket Tel: 083 915 8000 SURFING AT GLEN BEACH Tucked away in the corner of upmarket Camps Bay nearest to Sea Point CYCLING Shop 10 Overbeek Building on the corner of Kloof, Long & Orange Street Tel: 021 422-0388 SUNSET CHAMPAGNE CRUISE Shop 5 and Shop 7 on Quay 5 (next to Sevruga Restaurant),V&A Waterfront Tel: 021 418-0134, Mobile: 082 900-8234 HOT AIR BALLOON From Cape Town drive up Kloof Nek Road. At the top you will reach a circle. Turn left into Tafelberg Road and follow the road to the lower cable station. Tel: 021 424-8181/021 424-3792

PUTT-PUTT Beach Road, Sea Point Tel: 021 434-4605 AFRIVISTA TOURS Based in Stellenbosch, specializing in wine tours.We also offer Cape Peninsula Tours , Garden Route trips,Township tours and custom designed tours. CARIMISSA TOWNSHIP TOURS Join Camissa on a visit to the Townships and be welcomed as a guest into these neighborhoods where you will experience the friendly warmth, vibrancy and vitality of African culture. UKUBONA AFRICA TOURS Ukubona Africa Tours specialises in township tours but also provides tailor-made tours. Some of the most popular tours provided are the City tour, the Peninsula tour, the Cape Point tour, the Winelands tour, the Whale tour and of course the special Township tour where visitors will be taken to Nyanga and be given the opportunity to experience vibrant township life.Call Jasmin: 083 521 3390

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The Two Oceans Aquarium on the V&A Waterfront,is ideally positioned to show case the incredible diversity of marine life .The Aquarium is one of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town with over 3000 leaving sea animals, including sharks, fishes, turtles and penguins can be seen in this spectacular under water nature reserve.

The science centre provides valuable handson learning experiences using world-class exhibits designed to enrich the school curriculum and equip learners (young and old) by increasing their skill and understanding of science, technology and maths. 021 418 3823

BUTTERFLY WORLD Butterfly World, one of the more unique attractions of the Western Cape Winelands,consists of a tropical garden in a 1000 m2 green house. This luxuriant paradise makes the free flying exotic butterflies feel right at home. 021 875 5628

KENILWORTH RACECOURSE This is Indoor Kart Racing - South Africa’s most accessible, inexpensive, mega-excitement sport. The adrenaline rush of racing a high-tech kart at high speed around a twisty racetrack as you jostle for position against other drivers can only be duplicated in sports such as bungi jumping and sky diving. 021 683 2670 / 6174

THE PLANETARIUM The Planetarium, which is housed in the South African Museum building in Cape Town, is a celestial theatre in the round, utilizing the complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe. The ultimate in armchair travel. 021 424 3330

Bugz Playpark Is a colourful extravaganza of sandpits, pedal cars, jumping castles, rowing boats, jungle gyms and a choo choo train, and will tire out little ones in no time.

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WORLD OF BIRDS WILD LIFE SANCTUARY & MONKEY PARK There are more than 3000 birds and small animals in this landscaped wildlife sanctuary. Under - threes get in free. 021 790 2730


Iziko Museums organizers treausre hunts through the Company Gardens on the 1st and last Tuesday of every month. Kids get to hunt down clues across three museums sites. The event starts at 6 pm and booking is essential. 021 481 3823

SCRATCH PATCH The Scratch patch is a must - visit for tots who like to explore and discover with their hands. Buy various - sized containers and let your children dig around for gemstones that are theirs to take home. Waterfront 021 419 9429 Simons Town 021 786 2020

WARRIOR TOY MUSEUM The huge collection of dinky toys, lead soldiers and model cars, trucks, aeroplanes, trains, boats and as well as functioning train set will have kids in there element. Little princesses will love the display of dolls, including old - fashioned barbie dolls. 021 786 1395

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TOURISM NEWS CAPE TOWN: GATEWAY TO ANTARCTICA Antarctica is fascinating and awe-inspiring. It is the highest, coldest and most isolated continent in the world. The Antarctic and icy Southern Ocean impact upon the world’s climate and ocean currents and support unique wildlife that exists in a complex and sensitive system surviving at the extremes. South Africa has maintained an interest and presence in Antarctica, and in 1959 became one of the original signatories to the Antarctic Treaty, which serves as the framework for all activities undertaken there. Cape Town, due to its location at the southern tip of Africa, is a gateway to Africa, the East and has been used as a launching point for sea explorations for centuries. On 25 September 2009 Cape Town, city of South Africa, signed a Statement of Intent to cooperate on issues such as research, education and tourism as one of the five Southern Rim Gateway Cities to the Antarctic. The other cities are: -Ushuaia, city of Argentina -Punta Arenas, city of Chile -Christchurch, city of New Zealand -Hobart, city of Australia The signing of the Statement of Intent was facilitated by the South African National Antarctic Programme Unit (SANAP) of the Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism (DEA&T). The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Development and Tourism, Alderman Felicity Purchase signed the Statement of Intent, on behalf of the Mayor. For a personal account of her experience during the signing of the Statement of Intent view her presentation (PDF, 6.4mb). The signing of the Statement of Intent sees Cape Town positioned as a gateway to two continents and some of the more tangible benefits of this arrangement include: The construction of the new British base valued at R260m in Paarden Island. Cape Town becoming the gateway base for most European, as well as the Russian and Indian teams, all of which obtain supplies in Cape Town. An application from the Belgian Government sponsored International Polar Foundation to establish a Polaris Institute in Cape Town. The institute is likely to be incorporated with the Convention Centre expansion. Expansion of Antarctic exhibits at both the Two Oceans Aquarium and the MTN Sciencentre. ECONOMIC BENEFITS The international arrangement of Cape Town being an official gateway city to Antarctica is generating substantial economic benefits for the mother city, and has the potential for exponential foreign investment. Cape Town’s proximity to Antarctica, sophisticated infrastructure, wealth of commercial, educational and industrial activities, large working harbour with one of the world’s largest dry docks

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and high level of technical support, mean that the city has become increasingly popular as a service provider to vessels headed to Antarctica and back. The Port of Cape Town has 34 berths including large dry docks, six deep-sea berths, serviced by post-panamax gantry cranes, and a multi-purpose terminal to handle fruit, steel, maize, coal, and other cargo and dedicated cold storage. Which countries does Cape Town supply Antarctica related services to? South Africa’s polar research vessel, the SA Agulhas, ferries teams and supplies from Cape Town to its base in Antarctica (SANAE) and bases on Marion and Gough islands. In addition to this Cape Town currently services the following eight countries for their Antarctic and South Sea expeditions by supplying their maritime and aviation requirements: Russia, Germany , Britain , Belgium , India , Norway , Sweden , Finland What type of services does Cape Town supply? -Docking -Ship management -Shipping agents -Freight handling -Repairs and maintenance at our state-of-the-art ship repairing facilities -Warehousing -Logistical services to Antarctica and Southern Ocean -Catering for Antarctic-bound research teams and tourists

-Rescue operations and medical assistance -Waste handling -Aircraft services -Conferences about climate change and related topics -Hotel and hospitality services What are some examples of revenue / potential revenue generated by Antarctic-related services? Polar vessels generally spend in excess of R7.5 million per annum on repairs to machinery coming

back from Antarctica Spend on bunker fuel alone (that the ships use to operate – not that is used to re-stock the bases), is in the region of R2.5m for the SA Agulhas, R7m for the Polar Stern and R14m for the AkademicFederov The new British Antarctic Base was built mainly in Cape Town, at a cost of R260 million The Wesgro report shows the import profile of the French South Antarctic Islands and highlights the opportunities for Cape Town as a supplying market for goods to Antarctica, whether to supply research expeditions or to refill the supplies to cruise ships en route. THE FUTURE OF THE FISHING INDUSTRY The fishing industry is highly dependent upon the upwelling of cold Antarctic currents and the fish stocks they support, and the economic revenue they generate as a result. The fishing industry is just one of the reasons why it is crucial that Antarctica and the life it supports be conserved not only for Cape Town and South Africa, but for the entire world. Rosé. The judging panel included 2 revered international judges - Nicolas Follet of Oenosense Consulting (Riems, France) and Hervé Dantan (chef de cave of Champagne Mailly Grand Cru). The Best Overall award went to Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blancs 2007, based in the Robertson wine valley. What is interesting to note is the varietal started out as an experiment by winemaker Jacques Bruwer on the family’s property in the early nineties - and is now a flagship wine for the Bon Courage label. Bruwer attributes the success to a number of factors, including the stonebased chalky soils in the Robertson wine region, the fact that the vines are between 16 and 22 years old and that the grapes spent 36 months on the lees. Bon Courage last won the Cap Classique Challenge in 2004 with the Jacques Bruére Brut Reserve 2000. In the additional categories, the Best Vintage went to Kumkani Infiniti Brut 2004, the Best Rosé went to Pongracz Rosé and Pongracz (Classic) walked off with the award for Best Non-Vintage. There’s no doubt that South Africa’s bubblies deserve their place in the sun. Although we might not be allowed to call our wines ‘Champagne’ or ‘Champenoise’, our Cap Classique varietals can hold their own in the global arena. Author: South Africa Tourism

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KARMA Beach lounge bar A: Penthouse suite, Promenade, Camps Bay T: 021 438 7773 Open: Wed. - Sun. CAPPELLO - CBD A cosmopolitan bar / lounge which combines fine food and vibey energy hosting international. Dj’s every Saturday night A: 9 Riebeek Str T: 021 425 5637 CAPPELLO EDEN ON THE BAY Restaurant & Cocktail bar A: Marine Drive, Blouberg T: 021 554 9696 Open: Monday - Sunday FIREMAN’S ARMS English Pub since 1864 A: 25-27 Mechu Rd. Corner of Buitengracht Str T: 021 419 1513 Open: Mon. - Sat. 11am - 2am bars-pubs/venue/.../firemans-arms CLUB BAMBU Bar, Lounge, Live entertainment A: 21b Somerset Rd, Green point T: 082 553 6810 Bambu.aspx BEAULAH BAR Upmarket gay venue A: 30 Somerset Rd, Greenpoint T: 021 421 6798 Open: Tues. - Thurs. 5pm to 2am, Fri. & Sat. 5pm t o 4am CUBANA Latino Social Cafe A: Somerset Rd, Greenpoint T: 021 421 1109 Cubana.aspx ALBA Lounge bar& restaurant A: Alfred Mall & Pierhead, Waterfront T: 021 425 3385 Open: 5pm to 2am JADE Groove lounge bar A: 39 Main Rd, Greenpoint T: 021 439 4108 Open: Tues. - Sat. 8pm to 2am Jade.aspx CATU Irish Bar A: 38 Hout Street,CBD T: 021 424 7453 Open: Mon. - Sat.10am - 2 am

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HOUT BAY HARBOUR Hout Bay one of the most attractive regions in the Cape. You'll find a friendly working harbour, a famous bird sanctuary and lots of walking trails, as well as long stretches of sandy beach and a Sunday craft market.If you wish to get to Seal island or just to watch some seals enjoying the fishermans left overs Hout Bay harbour will be the perfect spot.

BOULDERS BEACH Boulders Penguin Colony is home to a growing colony of the vulnerable African Penguin and makes for a great stop either to or from Cape Point. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural beach – and what could be better than s wimming with penguins?






Tel: 021 799 8783

The spectacular Kirstenbosch gardens cover an area of 528 hectares of cultivated garden. The gardens are a celebration of South Africa flora and South Africa plants. An excellent spot for lazy picnics, romantic strolls and happy children.

A visit to the Cape Winelands is an absolute must as the region is one of breathtaking vistas and majestic mountain backdrops while being steeped in rich culture and history. The Winelands aredivided into various different regions, each offering their own ”wine route”.

Table Mountain continues to capture imaginations and dazzle newcomers. There are only two waysup – walking or the cable car.Whether you choose to hike up or hitch a ride with the revolving cablecar, the summit offers breathtaking views and endless photo moments. Tel: 021 424 0015

Rhodes Memorial, which nestles at the base of Devil’s Peak, provides spectacular views towards both Table Bay and False Bay and the Hottentots Holland mountains in the far distance.stands on theslopes of Devil’s Peak, on the Northern flank of Table Mountain.

Almost as famous as Table Mountain, Robben Island has become an international symbol of human rights and is now a World Heritage Site. On your guided tour you’ll visit Nelson Mandela’s 46664 call and learn about the life and times of the Apartheid era. Tel: 021 413 4200

There is nothing quite as inspiring as standing at the edge of a continent overlooking the wild ocean with towering cliff cutting into the landscape and holding you above the world. Cape Point is found within the Cape Peninsula National Park. Tel:021 780 9010/11

WHAT WINE ROUTE? Not sure where to go for a wine route adventure? It all depends on how much time you have and how much of day - or week - you’d like to make of it. For those with very little time, you’ll be happy to know that Cape Town’s CBD presents a host of wine bars that will guide you through a virtual wine tasting of practically any estate you choose. But for those who do have some time...

Constantia Valley

Stellenbosch Wine Route

Franschhoek Wine Route

Paarl Wine Route

Constantia Valley is the wine route at the heart of the Mother City (or at least a little to the left of it). This is the oldest wine-growing area in Southern Africa and stretches from Wynberg hill in the north, to the Silvermine mountains (the Tokai area) in the south. The five wine cellars on the route boast a winemaking history dating back to 1685 .

The Stellenbosch Wine Route was the first in South Africa and all the estates along the route are within a 12km radius of the town. It is arguably the country´s most famous, and includes 148 cellars - most of which are open to the public. From Cape Town take the N1 in a northerly direction and turn off at the Exit 39 onto the R304 and follow through into Stellenbosch. Call Stellenbosch Tourism: 021 883 3584 For more information: or Stellenbosch Wine Route: 021 886 4310 For more information:

Franschhoek was founded over 300 years ago when the French Huguenots settled in the Berg River Valley. The wine route here is comparatively small with only 29 cellars, but what it lacks in wine route variety, it makes up for in quality cuisine and breathtaking scenery. A perfect mini-break destination. Franschhoek is 85km outside of Cape Town.

Only a 40 min drive from Cape Town is the picturesque town of Paarl (pearl), nestled between Paarl Mountain and the majestic Du Toitskloof Mountain Range. Paarl lies in the Berg River valley and is the perfect stop-over destination in the heart of the wine route. From Cape Town follow the N1 north, turn off at Exit 55, Main Street, Paarl.

Call Franschhoek Tourism: 021 876 3603 For more

Call Paarl Tourism: 021 872 0860 For more information:

Constantia Valley Association: 021 762 8769 For more

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The ageless appeal of Cole Porter’s music is interpreted in dance, bringing to life the melodies and characters that are misted over in the nostalgia of the 1940’s and 1950’s, when Porter was the master of the musicals. Artscape, 06, 13, 20 Feb Tickets R100-R110 from Computicket: 083 915 8000


Following its premiere at the 2010 National Arts Festival, this acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Richard III comes to Cape Town for a limited engagement.


Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.

History is filled with despotic leaders who have risen to power and then succumbed to megalomania, paranoia and corruption. The exploration of this theme and the examination of why power corrupts is particularly pertinent to South Africa today. Artscape, 01-19 Feb, Tickets R75, R100 from Computicket: 083 915 8000

Riverdance is an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. Grand Arena @ The Grand West Casino, 23- 26 Feb, Tickets R194-R399 From Computicket: 083 915 8000



A beautiful ballet, set in the future, taking an aweinspiring retrospection at the world and the way it used to be. A performance by the Kit Davies School of Ballet, filled with celebration, hope, joy and spirit. Artscape, 25 & 26 Feb, Tickets R100 from Computicket: 083 915 8000


The Butler is back! Justin Wilkinson’s murder-mystery comedy which enjoyed multiple sell-out shows at the National Arts Festival will once again keep audiences guessing until the final reveal! In this third installment of the highly popular series, the Butler once again acts as the host in a show where the AUDIENCE decides at certain points throughout the performance what should happen next! Set against the backdrop of an impending wedding, the story ultimately asks the question: Just how well does the Groom REALLY know the family he’s marrying into? Artscape, 23- 26 Feb, Tickets R59, R69 from Computicket: 083 915 8000


The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, lights up the Maynardville OpenAir Theatre summer season. Christopher Sly, a congenial drunk flung out of a bar by the pub’s Hostess, falls into a deep sleep and dreams a dream. That dream is the story of the taming of Katherine, the Shrew, by Petruchio. This play-within-a-dream, with its wild and giddy uses of disguises, mistaken identities, and confusions provides consummate comedy for all. Circus owner Petruchio drags Katherine into a mad, topsy-turvy world of clowns, jugglers, tumblers, a lion and Petruchio’s spaniel, Troilus. Through this comic, and at times brutal chaos, two of Shakespeare’s most celebrated lovers encounter a rugged path to true love. An Italian Circus is coming to Maynardville! Join us and revel in this fantastique story.

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Artscape, 11 January to 19 Feb, R100 | R130 | R150. Previews 11 & 12 January @ 20:15, 2-tickets-for-the-price-of-1. Previews 13 & 14 January @ 20:15 & Family nights 17, 18, 24, 25 January @ 19:15 Please note starting time R100, R110 – bookings between 4 and 6 tickets. Tickets rom Computicket: 083 915 8000

Directed by its creator Ian von Memerty, Roelof Colyn and Jonathan Roxmouth two grand pianos, give a dazzling display of pianistic virtuosity and hilarious impersonation. A performance of constant surprise, intelligence and wit, with music that ranges from the great classic masters Bach and Beethoven; through the kings of soul Ray Charles and Fats Waller and via the queens of showbiz and pop, Elton John, Freddy Mercury and Liberace. Theatre On The Bay, 19 Jan- 12 Feb, Tickets R95- R265 From Computicket: 083 915 8000

Laugh as the girls defy time, gravity and their zippers to waft you on song through the hell that is modern life. There ain’t anyone else like ‘em. Incidentally, no-one ever heard of the three beautiful Hampstead sopranos again. Theatre On The Bay, 15 Feb- 05 Mar, Tickets R100-R250 From Computicket: 083 915 8000

5TH CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL United States Concert Tour Fundraising Concert Conductor: Martin Panteleev, Soloists: Philippe Quint (violin); Grant Brasler (organ)

Walton: Johannesburg Overture. Barber: Adagio for Strings. Korngold: Violin Concerto. Panteleev: The Island. Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 (“Organ Symphony”) City Hall , 01 Feb, Tickets from Computicket: 083 915 8000 Conductor: Martin Panteleev. Soloist: Philippe Quint (violin) Bernstein: Candide Overture. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto. Rimsky Korsakov: “Scheherazade” City Hall , 03 Feb, Tickets from Computicket: 083 915 8000 Two Festival Opera Performances of Conductor: Vladimir Kern. Soloist: Olga Kern (piano) Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead. Liszt: Totentanz. Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini. Rachmaninov:Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Artscape Opera House, 05 Feb, Tickets from Computicket: 083 915 8000


Nearly 28 years ago, in a North London attic, three beautiful sopranos dreamed of fame, stardom and the bright lights of the Opera House in Milan. At the same time, in a rather grubby sitting room in British West Hampstead, an out-ofwork actress called Dillie Keane was suffering from a hangover and trying to persuade a couple of chums to sing with her at the local wine bar. She succeeded, and Fascinating Aida was born. So how can you describe Fascinating Aïda? Noel Coward meets Ab Fab, as sung by the Andrews Sisters but a great deal ruder than any of these. It’s an exhilarating mix of extremely biting satire, broken dreams, utter class and gratuitous smut. Constantly updated songs, brilliant lyrics and heavenly harmonies. And some moments that will make your mother blush. Their achievements can be numbered: 8 West End runs, 7 albums, performances in 5 continents, 3 Olivier nominations, 2 books, 2 farewell tours, 2 altos, 3 New York Drama Desk nominations, 1 Perrier nomination, and a YouTube phenomenon. Now they are fulfilling a long- held deep desire to come to South Africa. Some come along and thrill as the three of them create their own special magic for you.

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ORaNgE - THINK TWICE Exercise caution when choosing these as there are reasons for concern, either because the species is depleted as a result of overfishing and cannot sustain current fishing pressure, or the fishery that catches them may cause particularly severe environmental damage and/or has high bycatch, or the life-style (biology) of the species makes it vulnerable to high fishing pressure.



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The most sustainable choices from the healthiest and most well managed populations. These species can handle current fishing pressure.

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Alaskan Salmon Kob (land based farms)* Albacore Tuna (pole caught)* Mussels (farmed & wild)* Albacore Tuna Oysters (farmed & wild)* Anchovy Panga (line caught)* Angelfish Portuguese Atlantic Mackerel Sardines Calamari (Squid) Queen Mackerel Canned Tuna (selected Santer sources)* South African Sardines South African Snoek West Coast Rock Lobster Yellowfin Tuna (pole caught)* Yellowtail

Note that some fishing and farming methods pose less harm to the environment than others. For instance, line or pole caught methods are relatively selective and don’t kill unintended species such as albatrosses. Although some forms of seafood farming can reduce pressure on over-exploited wild stocks this is only the case if wild fish don’t need to be fed to the farmed fish or if the production method doesn’t further degrade the environment.

If one million people replaced one incandescent bulb with a Compact Fluorescent light bulb (CFL), more than 200 000 tonnes of CO2 emissions would be eliminated in a year. CFL light bulbs last ten times longer than traditional bulbs and use a frac-

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Black Musselcracker/ Poenskop Bluefin Tuna Dageraad Indian Ocean Bigeye Tuna Indian Ocean Yellowfin Tuna Kob (trawl caught)* Red Steenbras Red Stumpnose/ Miss Lucy Scotsman Sharks (trawl caught)* White-edge Rockcod Yellowbelly Rockcod

This list tells you about which seafood species are legal and more sustainable choices. The species included on the list have been assessed by considering the stock status, the environmental effects of fishing and the management in place to reduce these effects or maintain the stock at healthy levels.

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Abalone (farmed)* Kob (farmed at sea or line caught)* Atlantic Bigeye Tuna Atlantic Yellowfin Tuna Monk Atlantic/Norwegian Salmon New Zealand Kingklip/ (farmed)* Ling Cape Dory Pangasius/Basa (farmed)* Carpenter (line caught)* Prawns Catface Rockcod Red Roman African Sharptooth Catfish Sharks (line caught)* (farmed)* Skates and Rays* Englishman Slinger Geelbek/Cape Salmon Sole (East Coast) (line caught)* Swordfish White Stumpnose

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District Six was named the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in 1867. Original established as mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisan, laboures and immigrants, District Six was vibrant centre with close links to the city and the port. By the beginning of the twentieth century, however, the history of removals and marginalization had begun.

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The Houses Of Parliament are an architectural wonder. Gallery tickets are available from Room 12. Overseas visitors must present their passports. The parliament building, which also houses the Library of Parliament, is beautiful, with its central dome and Corinthian porticos and pavilions. You can also sit in the public gallery during a parliamentary session. The original designer, Charles Freeman, miscalculated the foundations and was replaced by Henry Greaves, who oversaw the building until completion in 1885. The new House of Assembly was designed by Sir Herbert Baker. A pedestrian walkway, Government Avenue, runs through the Company Gardens and provides easy access to Parliament and other nearby attractions are Greenmarket Square, the Castle of Good Hope and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Between July and January, guided tours take place from Monday to Friday: 11:00 and 14:00 Visiting Address:90 Plein Street Cape Town Tel: 021 403 2266 Houses of Parliament - Cape Town on the web:

Greenhouse gases which are released at high altitudes have an even greater impact on climate change. • Avoid unnecessary flying - urge your business to invest in tele- and video-conferencing facilities. • Fly direct - most of the fuel used when flying is


Research has shown that the consumer who asks questions drives positive change more rapidly than those who make eco-friendly choices, but don’t inform the restaurant or retailer.


fully charged. A television left in standby mode uses nearly a quarter of the electricity it uses when it is on.


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• Drive less. • Choose a fuel efficient car. • Check your tire pressure - incorrect tire pressure results in higher petrol/diesel usage. • Drive smoothly - your car burns the most fuel when you are accelerating. Avoid sharp braking and accelerating to save petrol. • Car pool the kids - why have four parents stuck in traffic. Do lifts for other parents and vice versa.


Since its completion, the new Cape Town Staduim has become an icon landmark in the city, and has elected a lot of attention and interest. The visitors centre is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. How long tours commence at 10:00, 12:00 and 13:00. Prices are R30 for adults and R15 for pensioners and children.

Nearly 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions result from transport. It would be unrealistic to expect people not to travel, but there are real ways that you can travel more efficiently! With petrol and air travel costs skyrocketing (pardon the pun), now is a good time to change the way you travel, saving the planet and your pocket at the same time!


The City Hall’s carillon was installed as a WW1 war memorial, with 22 additional bells being added in 1925 with the visit of the Prince of Wales. Magnificent and imposing, the City Hall commemorates Kind Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, with its mosaic floors, marble staircase, stained glass windows and specially designed organ with 3165 pipes.

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This brewery was to be sited alongside the new railway line as an advertisement for Castle beer –a sort of early billboard. The Castle Brewery was completed in 1901, designed by New York architect H. Steinmann and was opened on the 1st April 1902, several setbacks to its completion, being caused by the second Boer War.

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The garden was established in 1652, making it one of the oldest gardens in the country. The display in the Visitor’s centre gives a comprehensive overview of the early history of the garden, which is unique in that it is the only example of how two different landscape styles – the Dutch ‘produce garden’ grid pattern and the ‘Victorian Romantic’ grid pattern and the overlaid to produce the garden as it exists today.

Built in 1905, the old City Hall in Darling Street is a mixture of Italian Renaissance and British colonial architecture. It is located on the Grand Parade to the west of the Castle of Good Hope and is built from honey-colored limestone imported from Bath in England. The 60m/200ft high bell-tower, with a carillon installed in 1923, was modeled on London’s Big Ben. The City Hall was the last major Victorian building to be erected in Cape Town.

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The City of Cape Town invites you to explore and experience some of her well known and recognizable sites that has been refreshed and updated and uplifted in recent time as well as some new and old icons that are worth to be re-familiarising in person.

REd - DON’T BUY Don’t buy these species because they are either from unsustainable populations, which are collapsed and/ or have extreme environmental concerns and/or lack appropriate management, or are illegal to buy or sell in South Africa (No sale species). Dealing in illegal species will result in prosecution. No sale species are reserved for recreational fishers, who need a valid fishing permit, may not sell their catch and must adhere to specific regulations. Find out more about recreational fishing regulations and Marine Protected Areas on our SASSI mobi site at

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VACATION SPORT HORSE RIDING: Imhoff Equestrian Centre is situated on Imhoff Farm on the M65 close to the picturesque village on Kommetjie. We offer guided two hour beach rides on the beautiful Noordhoek Beach along the waters edge towards Chapmans Peak and back. We offer three rides daily between 9.00 am and 8.00 pm depending on the season. Tel: 082 7741191

DIVING: Cage: 75 Loop St, Cape Town Mon - Fri 08:30 - 20:00 Sat: 9:00 - 13:00 021 422 4198

INSHORE FISHING: Inshore fishing is a great way to catch fish and, as the name suggests, involves fishing close to the shore. This type of fishing is quite popular in Cape Town and with Cape Sea Safaris, you will enjoy a world class experience. Deep Sea Fishing can be enjoyed all year round in Cape Town with Yellowfin tuna usually arriving in large numbers between March and June and again from October to December. These fish can weigh between 50 and 120kg and are found in the deep waters so tuna fishing usually takes a full day. Other species include Longfin tuna, Yellow Tail, Cape Salmon, Swordfish, the odd Marlin and the occasional dorado. To Book Call Cape Sea Safari’s 086 126 6524

WAVE SURFING You can watch this unique surfing event from land on Sentinel Ridge or take a 15-minute boat ride from Hout Bay harbour and experience the awesome power of the ocean firsthand, there are a number of charter companies that operate boat trips all day to Dungeons on the day of the event.

NOORDHOEK: Huge boulders, rounded by wind and water, frame a little sandy bay called “The Hook”. This is a place for surfers. The waves arrive in short sequence and are often several metres high.

HIKING The CapeNature Hiking Trails range from easy strolls to challenging climbs with panoramic views of mountain ranges and seacoasts.Read more in our detailed guide to hiker safety on our reserves. CapeNature House Belmont Office Park Belmont Road Rondebosch (021) 659 3400

ABSEILING Abseiling off Table Mountain(world’s highest commercial abseil) is an experience of adrenaline and

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achievement not to be missed. The world famous Table Mountain soars above Cape Town at 1000 metres above sea level. 1 Vredenburg Lane, off Long Street in the Cape Town City Centre.We are in the Abseil Africa Shop which is above Long Street Liquors Office hours from 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday: After hours, weekends and public holidays: Telephone: +27 (0)21 4220868

STELLENBOSCH WINE LANDS HORSE RIDING Let our guides take you on a horse trail ride from this Stellenbosch Wine Lands livery yard over the wooden bridge, out on to Spier Estate on horseback, through the beautiful vineyards, around the dams, along the shaded river bank trail and back through the Eerste River and to the horse stable yard. 021 881 3683 R310 / Lynedoch Road Stellenbosch

ROCK CLIMBING CityRock is Cape Town’s centre for all things related to the sport of Rock Climbing. Their facility features A large top rope and lead climbing area with Introductory lessons taught numerous times every week. They also offer a large bouldering cave. 021 447 1326 Located in Observatory on the corner of Collingwood & Anson, just 5 minutes from UCT.

KILLARNEY Killarney is a classic motor race track in Cape Town - ideal for novices but also a stern challenge for those willing to pin back their ears. Address Killarney is situated just past the Caltex Refineries on Koeberg Road and behind Tableview. Contact Details 021 557 1639

KAYAKING One of the most unique places in the world - a penguin colony in suburban Cape Town! And the best way to see it is from the water. We leave from Simon’s Town Waterfront and paddle past the civilian and Naval Harbour and out to Boulder’s Beach. After visiting the penguins we stop on a lovely semi-private beach for refreshments, swimming and snorkelling (we provide the snorkels and bottled drinking water.) Our double kayaks are very stable and perfect for those with no paddling experience. By far our most popular trip. During the whale season from August to October there is a good chance of seeing whales as well. Read an article about seeing whales when paddling here. Occasionally we get really lucky and this is the result. Phone: 082 501 8930 Fax: 021 786 4208 Post: PO Box 223, Simon’s Town, 7995

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JOHANNESBURG A must when visiting the Jozi Jungle where to stay Birchwood hotel Viewpoint Street, Bartlett Boksburg 011 897 0000 Fairlawns Boutique hotel Alma Rd. / Off Bowling Ave, Morningside Manor Sandton 011 804 2540/1/2 Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is a 5-star hotel with all the attributes desired in a boutique establishment by the discerning global and local visitor: superb accommodation, a Bali-styled spa, a gourmet restaurant, signature conference and special events facilities, and the ideal location in Morningside. indaBa hotel William Nicol Drive Fourways 011 840 6600 Misty hills country hotel, conFerence centre & spa 69 Drift Boulevard Muldersdrift 011 950 6000. peerMont Metcourt at eMperors palace Emperors Palace - 64 Jones Road Johannesburg Kempton Park 011 977 9299

radisson Blu hotel Cnr Rivonia Rd & Daisy Street Benmore Sandton 011 245 8000

Stay in the heart of the business district at the Hilton Sandton hotel, north of Johannesburg. Do business in the Executive Lounge and destress in the gym or pool. Sample a diverse range of cuisine at one of the hotel’s restaurants.

The Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton is perfectly situated in the heart of the Sandton business district. Boasting 290 beautifully appointed rooms and suites with first class amenities, including free wireless internet access and splendid views. Guests can enjoy a Super Breakfast Buffet or a Grab and Run breakfast if they have run out of time!

the MichelanGelo hotel 135 West Street, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandown 011 282 7000

The “One Touch Service” ensures all guests’ requirements are taken care of at the touch of a button on a 24 hour basis. saint GeorGe hotel & convention centre 58 Old Pretoria, Kempton Park Rd Rietvleidam 011 316 5541/2 silverwood Manor Guest house 113 Mount Street, Bryanston 011 706 3731 / 071 112 7578 Silverwood Manor is one of the classic farmhouses of old Johannesburg. The lodge was built almost a century ago and still has the air of old world privacy, coupled with modern facilities and spacious surroundings. Silverwood Manor changed ownership in 2007 and the new owners have lovingly restored the gracious dwelling to its former glory. Silverwood Manor is now one of the best guest houses Johannesburg has to offer. We pride ourselves on our warm and personal service and on the promise that you will regard Silverwood Manor as your home- “home, suite home!” the Grace hotel 54 Bath ave, Rosebank 011 280 7200 the hilton hotel 138 Rivonia rd, Sandton 011 322 1888

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the reeF hotels 58 Anderson Street, Marshalltown 011 689 1000 Fax: +27 (0) 86 515 9889 With-in the Financial District and views of an ever-bustling city, we offer well-appointed, modern accommodation in 120 En-Suite rooms. The hotel is situated close to all major business centers, a mere 14Km from the Sandton Convention Centre and just 5 minutes from the City Hall, Gautrain and BRT System. Businessmen and socialites favor The Reef Hotels as a refreshingly new location, central to the CBD, close to major social hotspots, yet away from the frantic pace of the city centre. where to eat Banjaara Classic Indian cuisine Illovo (Next to Thrupp’s Centre) 011 447 8211 Boulevard caFé Time Café Shop 1, North Piazza, Fricker Rd Illovo Tel 011 268 5710 Email carnivore South African cuisine Muldersdrift Estate 69 Drift Boulevard (R114) Muldersdrift 011 950 6000 The Carnivore restaurant, situated in the grounds of Misty Hills Country Hotel, needs little introduction. Renowned for its positioning statement - “Africa’s Greatest


Eating Experience”- it is a cornerstone of the Recreation Africa Group. coco BonGo Grillhouse Shop 10, Montecasino Cnr. Montecasino Blvd & William Nicol Drive Fourways 011 511 1826 / 7 Full stop The Cobble Centre Cnr 4th Avenue and 12th Street Parkhurst 011 880 4649 la rustica 103 Houghton Drive Houghton 011 728-2092 le carnard 163 Rivonia Road Morningside Sandton 011 884 4597 Nestled in the heart of Africa’s richest square mile lies a Restaurant that has been judged by American Express as one of the Top Ten Deluxe Restaurants, yearly inclusion as one of the Top 100 in South Africa, and numerous Diners Club Wine List Awards. linGer lonGer 58 Wierda Road Wierda Valley 011 884 0465

the Marco polo Downstairs at Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City 011 783 4128

MonteGo Bay Shop 31 Square Level Nelson Mandela Square 011 883 6407 / 011 883 1526

conference facilities and impeccable service, Emperors Palace has it all.

piZa e vino Italian Cuisine Melrose Arch 011 684 3730

Gold reeF city Off M1 North 011 248 5000

the sa lion park Corner Malibongwe & R114, Lanseria 011 691 9905

o’Galito Portuguese cuisine Benmore Centre, corner Grayston & West Street Sandton 011 783 4930

Just 8 kilometers from the centre of Johannesburg lies the world famous yet uniquely South African Gold Reef City. With its magnificent Theme Park offering the widest range of features and attractions in Africa and the exhilarating Casino complex, alive with the excitement, buzz and energy of Jozi, this is where Jozi comes to play, relax and more!

The Lion Park is situated near Lanseria Airport and Fourways within easy reach of Johannesburg and Pretoria. The park offers terrific up close views and other exciting interactions with a large variety of predators and large herbivores indigenous to Africa.

O’Galito inherits its cuisine from our Portuguese forefathers and is reminiscent of L.M. in the old days when readily available prawns, langoustines, crab, lobsters and oysters were prepared in boundless platters. Although we specialise in seafood, a full a la carte menu includes the tradition peri-peri chicken, fillet steak, duck, rabbit, and amongst others oxtail. O’Galito is an ideal business lunch venue where every customer’s needs are attended to by well-trained and exceptionally groomed waiting staff. We go the extra mile for business executives and offer services for large parties and corporate functions. saenGcha thai restaurant Thai Cuisine The Terraces, Shop 3 59 Terrace Road, Edenglen Tel: 011 452 9336

Come to Emperors Palace. Come to the Palace of Dreams!

salvatore restaurant Shop 30, Honeydew Village Cnr. Christiaan de Wet & John Vorster Road Weltevreden Park Ext.120 011 675 5800 the silver Birch Lifestyle Garden Centre, Beyers Naude Drive Honeydew 011 792 5714 vivace restaurant Radisson BLU Sandton Cnr Rivonia Road & Daisy Street, Sandton 011 245 8000 where to play eMperors palace 64 Jones Rd Kempton Park 011 928 1000

niGht tiMe tour at the johannesBurG Zoo Jan Smuts Avenue Parkview 011 646 2000 Visit the zoo at night and meet the zoo’s night riders: Honey Badgers, Owls, tigers, lions, Hippo, Crocodile, Civet, caracal, Margay, Porcupine genet, African Wild cat, Zorilla, Fennec Fox, Red Panda, Serval, etc roaming, reigning and exploring their world. Night tours are available during weekdays and Saturday at 17h15 and 18h15 for hundred and eighty minutes. Each tour accommodates groups of 15, 20, 35 and more.

the strawBerry FarM Johannesburg Fruit Picking Tangaroa Farm, S46 on R560 near Hartbeespoort Dam, Skeerpoort 012 207 1116 Montecasino Bird Gardens William Nicol Drive, Fourways Sandton 011 511 1864 For great family entertainment, come and experience the wonder of the Montecasino Bird Gardens - the only bird park of its kind in Africa and Jo’burg’s best kept secret. sun city hotel casino Sun City 014 557 5110

The tour is charged on a sliding scale, R85, R75 or R65 for groups of 15, 20 or 35 attendees. Booking is required.

Conveniently situated alongside O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention Resort combines timeless classical elegance and sheer excitement.

south aFrican lipiZZaners 1 Dahlia Road Kyalami 011 468 2718

With luxurious accommodation in four unique hotels, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest in dining options, spectacular entertainment choices, a retail concourse, world class

the cradle oF huMankind Sterkfontein Caves Road off the R563 011 355 1400


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KWAZULU Kwazulu NATAL natal K

wazulu natal also referred to as ‘zulu Kingdom’ is a warm province offering white sandy beaches washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, subtropical climate , game parks, rolling green hills, numerous sugar cane plantations and vestiges of the great battles in South african history. Extensive savannah to the east and the grandiose Drakensberg mountain range to the west, make the Kwazulu natal the perfect holiday destination. Durban “the Place where the Earth and the Ocean Meet” is the capital of the Kwazulu natal and is a melting pot of african, European and Indian cultures. From the popular Gateway centre, to the Fleamarkets filled with African crafts and oriental bazaars fragrant with spice, Durban offers exciting shopping choices. Visit the Moses Mabhida stadium created for the FIFa world Cup in South africa which has become a landmark in this province. a golfer’s paradise, the Country Club Beach in Durban is the best golf course of the city and remains open throughout the year. the visitors coming here can enjoy other activities such as squash, bowling, billiard room, tennis or a dip in the swimming pool. learn about

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South Africa’s Holiday Destination South Africa’s Holiday Destination the city’s rich historical heritage at the Da Gama Clock, given to the city by the Portuguese government. the memorial commemorates the explorer Vasco Da Gama’s initial discovery of Durban. the Botanical Gardens is regarded as one of the major tourist attractions of Durban. Infamous for the ‘orchid house’, collection of South african cycad species and the onhand experience with the original specimens of Encephalartos woodiithe rarest plant in the world. let your hair down at Coco’s in the umhlanga Sands Hotel for a guaranteed party or for a quieter evening have dinner at one of the quality restaurants in Ballito’s lifestyle Centre. the natal Sharks Board in umhlanga is the only organization of its kind in the world. It’s not only involved in preventing shark attacks with its extensive network of shark nets extending 320 kilometers along the coastline but also plays a huge role in research on sharks and works toward the conservation of sharks. You will gain fascinating insight about these often feared, cold blooded mammals.

uShaka Marine world is a mustsee and was opened to the general public on april 30th 2004. For the brave at heart immerse yourself in the world of sharks with the Shark cage experience or explore the sea life with its beautiful coral as you float above the surface at Snorkel lagoon. want to take a walk on the wild side? the Ocean walker allows you a slow walk much like an astronaut on the floor of the Open Ocean exhibit amongst the sand sharks, huge fish and rays. For a unique experience dine with the sharks at Cargo Hold Restaurant or sit back and enjoy the dolphin shows, seal shows or penguin presentations. Relax on the uShaka Beach, visit the aquarium or enjoy some retail therapy at the open air shops. It truly offers something for the whole family. Pietermaritzburg, which is located in the natal Midlands should be your next stop. near the town of Howick, several waterfalls can be found such as the Cascade Falls (25 meters), Shelter Falls (37 meters), Karkloof Falls (105 meters). wander towards the pastoral beauty of the Midlands Meander just north of Pietermaritzburg. this stunning 80 km stretch is full of amazing sights, sounds and activities. Enjoy this ‘arts and crafts route’ with 160 places to eat, drink, sleep, shop and explore the

mix of arts and crafts. For water sport enthusiasts enjoy windsurfing, sailing, boating and canoeing at Midmar Dam. Take the Battlefield tours to learn the tales behind every historical building, battle site and memorial. the Valley of 1000 Hills Route forms around the majestic valley created by the Mngeni River and its tributaries. the dramatic landscape and zulu culture are the main attractions. take a ride and view the stunning scenery with the 1000 Hills Choo Choo train, adventurous Microflight flips or with the leisurely boat cruises. an awe-inspiring range of mountains the Drakensberg is riddled with incredible waterfalls, rock pools, mountain streams, caves and crisp mountain air. there is a variety of accommodation to choose from including Champagne Castle and Cathedral Peak with activities that range from horse riding, canopy tours, white water rafting, abseiling, local arts and crafts or simply to relax. Gauteng tourism agency tel: +27 11 327 2000 Fax: +27 11 327 7000 e-mail: website:

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A KINGDOM OF TREASURES AWAIT! Umfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Resort will soon be a colourful venue with new and exciting hotel, conference and entertainment options. Its vibrant Zulu theme surrounds the resort with an energetic spirit that flows into every facet of this pulsating destination. New additions to the resort are due to open in January 2011 while the elegant 44 room 3-star Peermont Metcourt hotel aims to open mid November 2010. The dynamic convention facilities include can accommodate up to 200 guests while the dome-like multi-purpose arena can house up to 600. There is also the outdoor adventure park, perfect for team-building or a fun outing for the family. With everything under one roof, Umfolozi is the perfect destination for a family break, corporate event, private function as well as a business or leisure pit-stop en-route to surrounding areas.

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And if none of that gets you what you’re looking for give us a call! 021 426 5111 O/H HERE ARE SOME PRECAUTIONS YOU SHOULD TAKE WHEN VISITING SOUTH AFRICA: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Avoid grand displays of expensive jewellery, cameras, laptops and other valuables. Plan your route beforehand, and the type of transport you're going to use. Keep your doors locked at all times and wind windows up. Lock valuable items in the trunk of your car. Be aware of whether any vehicle or people are following you. Never pick up strangers, no matter how friendly they appear. At night, park in well-lit areas Explore in groups rather than alone, and stick to busy, well-lit streets At night stay clear of dark, isolated areas Avoid isolated beaches. Never carry large sums of money around. Travelers cheques are your best bet. Always carry a map with you in the event that you get lost. Also keep your passport, plane ticket and other important documents in a safe place. If in any doubt about the safety of an area, phone a police station for advice.

EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES IN CAPE TOWN: • Argentine Republic 8 Brittany Avenue Bantry Bay 021 439 0403 • Brazil (Federative Republic of) 2nd Floor, Safmarine House, 22 Riebeeck Street, Cape Town 021 421 4040/1/2 • British Consulate General: Southern Life Centre, 8 Riebeek Street, City Centre 021 405 2400 • Canadian Consulate General: 19th Floor, Reserve Bank Building, 60 St George’s Mall, City Centre 021 423 5240 • Chile (Republic of) Suite 1918, Main Tower, 19th Floor, Standard Bank Centre Heerengracht, Cape Town 021 421 2344/46 • French Consulate: 78 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens 021 423 1575

• German Consulate General and Embassy: 19th Floor, Safmarine House, 22 Riebeek Street, Cape Town 021 405 3000 • Italy Republic of 2 Grey’s Pass Gardens,Cape Town 021 487 3900 • Korea (Republic of) Sunset Avenue No. 7LandadnoHoutbay, 021 790 9970 • Mexico (United Mexican States) 2nd Floor, the Spearhead Building, 42 Hans Strijdom Avenue Foreshore, Cape Town 021 419 3848 • Netherlands Consulate General 100 Strand Street, nr Buitengracht, City Centre 021 421 5660

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• New Zealand Honorary Consulate General: 345 Lansdowne Road, Lansdowne 021 696 8561 • Spain (Kingdom of) 37 Shortmarket Street Cape Town 021 422 2326/7

• Switzerland Kingdom of Nr 1, Thibault Square, 26th Floor (Old BP Building) cnr Long and Hans Strijdom Streets, Cape Town 021 418 3669 • US Consulate: 2 Reddam Avenue, Westlake, Tokai 021 702 7300

JUST A LiTTLE REMINDER MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY Remember to lock your car. Never leave valuables in your car. Keep all keys in your possession. Never leave children alone in the vehicle. PROTECTING YOURSELF Carry your camera securely in a camera bag. Avoid dark, isolated areas. Do not walk alone in isolated areas - this includes hiking. Do not carry large sums of money. Be alert!

SAFETY AT THE BEACH Do not go to deserted beaches. Leave at least one person with your belongings when you go for a swim. Keep valuable items locked away. Follow safety regulations in place for each beach. Don’t forget sun block! SHOULD ANYTHING HAPPEN: Stay calm; Contact the police immediately; Make use of the trauma facilities available.

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Rand Travel Card The pre-paid Visa Rand Travel card is the safe and easy way to manage your travel spend whilst visiting South Africa. There is no risk of carrying cash. Drawing cash is also not restricted to banking hours. If you lose your card, unlike cash, it can be replaced. Easy access to cash Replace your money if lost or stolen Fix your exchange rate Use at all ATMs and merchants where the Visa sign is displayed PIN and signature protected

Visit any of our 90 branches nationwide, call 0860 11 11 77 or log onto Fluent in foreign exchange.

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