Page 1

I

The Holiday Issue

YZER DARLING

December 2014 – February 2015

Issue 05 | Free

VALIANT SANGER, DIGTER, SKRYWER Yzerfontein

VAKANSIE GESONDHEID Darling COLLEGE

HAWE

PARK MANNERS

DARLING mystery trail

!Khwa ttu

MTB Trail

Die R o o i Gevaar MAAK maer!


TREATMENTS INCLUDE: • Hair Salon Goldwell Kerasilk Keratin treatment KMS – California Feather hair extensions Elumen fashion colours

• Facials Environ Gatineau Lamelle Nuxe • Laser & LPG Endermologie Treatments • Eyelash Extensions • Make-Up • Spray Tan • Waxing • Manicures & Pedicures • Gelish Gel & Acrylic • Lash & Brow Tinting • Body Wraps • Permanent Eye Make-Up • Botox & Fillers

MEGON BURDEN (ITEC & SAAHSP qualified therapist)

• Megz Hair & Beauty • Haus of Decor • Haus of Design

C: 074 231 6648 T: 022 451 2794 E: salonmegz@gmail.com

ADDRESS: Seaview Centre, Volstruis Avenue, Yzerfontein

• DECOR BOUTIQUE Seaview Centre GIFT VOUCHER available to be redeemed at any of our shops.

- Decor accessories - Clothing boutique & gifts - Fabric samples available - Reupholstery workshop

• TURNKEY INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES BY DAVE NEMETH

- We provide full design and decorating services by our professional and experienced designers and decorators - Interior decorating and consulting by Wilna Botha

Members of

CONTACT DETAILS: 081 554 6006 | info@hausofdecor.co.za


6

15

CONTENTS

THE holiday ISSUE NO.5

29

17

45

CONTRIBUTORS

Donnay Torr is die redakteur van Taalgenoot, die ATKV se kwartaallikse leefstyltydskrif, en www.hoezit.co.za, ‘n webwerf vir voortieners. Sy’s gek oor T.T. Cloete, Paternoster, Bluesmusiek, kunswerke met hase in en zombies. Sy kan tamaties nie verdra nie, ken ongelukkig One Direction se nuutste treffer en spandeer hopeloos te veel tyd op sosiale media.

Una Niewoudt het BA met tale studeer op Stellenbosch en was 5 jaar lank joernalis by Die Burger en daarna 8 jaar by Sarie. Daarna as leefstyl-konsultant en fiksheidsinstrukteur op skepe gewerk vir 5 jaar. Sy woon die afgelope jaar op Yzerfontein en is ‘n vryskut-skrywer en fiksheidsinstrukteur.

twitter: @SAPixi

ILoveYzer

ILoveYzer

06 10 12 15 17 19 21 23 24 27 29 31 32 33 35 37 38 39 40 41 43 44 45 30

VALIANT SWART Sanger, Digter, Skrywer YZER SE EIE CAMEL MAN Ontmoet Kobus Bergh DIE ROOI GEVAAR MAAK MAER PROFILE Rudi Rogers HOME West Coast in Style GARDEN Tuinmaak op Yzerfontein MARKET Wooden Toys j Asian Bites HISTORY Yzerfontein Hawe BUSINESS DIRECTORY WINE So much more to enjoy! DINE Famous Farm Fare COOK Fresh Fruit in a Floral Ice Basket HEALTH Vakansie Gesondheid BEAUTY Happy Healthy Holiday Hair KIDS Darling College PETS Park Manners WE CARE Hetta WE CARE Vrede Foundation SLEEP Isle de Yzer TO DO Darling Mystery Trail TO DO I Love Yzer Feesmark TO DO !Khwa ttu MTB Trail TO DO West Coast Fossil Park EVENTS CALENDAR

Charles Withington is a veteran in the SA wine industry. After many years at Rustenberg Estate, he moved on to become GM at Backsberg. He has been working with Niel Joubert since 1996 and as Export Manager he has presented these wines in the UK, USA, Netherlands & China. He is the Secretary of the Stellenbosch Wine Circle and founder of the Darling Wine Group. He writes regularly for local and other publications and was the 2014 runner-up for the West Coast Tourism Personality of the year.

@ILoveYzer

Cape Town based company, MINC is led by architects Jacqui Bez & Sam Muir. Jacqui studied a Film and Media Bachelors of Arts degree at the University of Cape Town. The attraction to architectural form and beautiful spaces led her to further training at Cape Peninsula University and completed her B-tech in Architectural Technology in 2009 and now lectures part-time. Sam is a registered professional architect, and is passionate about interior spaces. She graduated as an Architect in 2004, from the University of Cape Town, and speciliases in Interior Architecture. ILoveYzer.co.za


from you

NSRI DANS The colours of darling from con meyer

The 97th Darling Wildflower Show was held during the 3rd weekend of September 2014 and acclaimed as the best show ever by visitors. The Darling Wildflower Society (celebrating its Centenary in 2015) has had the privilege of presenting this show continuously for the last 97 years to raise funds to conserve the flora of the Darling District for future generations. The Wildflower Show showcases

the richness and diversity of the Darling Yzerfontein district covering the Renosterveld, Sandveld, Strandveld and Vlei areas. Also on show was a spectacular display of Orchids from Duckit Orchid Nurseries. At the show you had the oppertunity to take the very popular tractor ride into the prestine vlei outside Oudepost, only open to the public during the show. Thank you to all visiting the best Wild Flower Show! j

Die dans by Buffelsfontein ten bate van die NSRI gehou in September was goed bygewoon en het ‘n stewige bydrae gemaak vir die aankoop van items wat die nuwe stasiegebou tans benodig ten einde volle operasioneel te raak. ‘n Groot groep mense en veral ook besighede buite die gemeenskap het kom saamkuier. Ons bedank graag

4 I LOVE YZER DARLING

The Holiday Issue 2014/2015

ieder en elk wat donasies gegee het, saam gehelp het en moeite gedoen het om hulle vriende en familie te betrek by hierdie geleentheid! Dit word opreg waardeer! Ons sal graag in die toekoms meer mense by die funksie wil betrek wat tans gebruikers is van die Yzerfontein Hawe wat spesifiek voordeel trek uit die oprigting van die STASIE 34. j

Christéle, Eldré & Nadine

Editorial Team

Die besigste tyd in Yzerfontein lê vir ons voor die volgende paar weke en almal maak reg vir al die besoekers wat ons dorpie gaan binnestorm! Daar is so baie om te doen, so niemand sal kan kla dat hulle verveeld is hierdie Feesseisoen nie. Gaan kyk gerus na ons Event blad op bladsy 46 om jou vakansie te beplan! For those of you that can’t live without their social media or the occasional email, Yzerfontein and Darling has free WIFI at selected venues. Look out for the BFound posters and connect! We are proud to welcome Simone van der Merwe to our team as the BFound representative. We were overwhelmed with gratitude when we received 2 awards at the West Coast Tourism Awards. We won in the Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur category and received runner up for Tourism Event for the 2013 I j Yzer Feesmark. Don’t forget to join us for the Feesmark on the 20th of Dec at Delarey! Ons is ook baie hartseer om afskeid te neem van Christéle wat ons span gaan verlaat. Ons sou nie hierdie liefdesprojek van die grond af kon kry sonder jou nie. Baie dankie vir al jou harde werk en vriendskap. Ons wens jou alle sukses op jou pad vorentoe. Ons wens almal ‘n Geseënde Kersfees en ‘n Voorspoedige Nuwe Jaar toe! In dieselfde asem wil ons ook vra dat julle asseblief nie vuurwerke moet afskied nie. Ons stel ons natuur hoog op die prys en die afskied van vuurwerke is ‘n groot brandgevaar en is nadelig vir die plaaslike wilde- asook troeteldiere. Weskus Groete! j

" van Izak en Karen Schrader

Publisher: Content: Layout & Design: Advertising, Marketing Distribution: Contributors: Una Niewoudt Jacqui Bez Hennie Richter Renee Creus Charles Withington Cathy Hall Lizelle McMaster Marius Jerling Charles Withington Henré Pretorius Michael Daiber Darling Tourism

I Love Yzer Nadine le Roux, Eldré Strydom Nadine le Roux, Lauren Burger Nadine le Roux, Eldré Strydom Donnay Torr Gerrit Rautenbach Sam Muir John Coleshill Pietie Burger Gil Ferreira Dr Nico Nel Catherine Kriel Kathy Clayton Elsa Wolfaard Stephan Moser Patricia Groenewald Yzerfontein Tourism

Competition’s Terms & Conditions The winners will be the first entries drawn after the closing date. Winners will be notified within 6 weeks after the competition closing date. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The prize is not transferable and may not be converted into cash. I Love Yzer Darling magazine is published quaterly by I Love Yzer. © Copyright 2014. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is stricltly prohibited. While every care is taken in preparation of this magazine, the publisher cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information herein, or any consequence arising from it. The views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of I Love Yzer.

Nadine Eldré

084 677 0077 082 877 6677

nadine@iloveyzer.co.za eldre@iloveyzer.co.za


valiant swart Sanger. Digter. Skrywer. TV-aanbieder, gesinsman en visvang-aficionado. Valiant Swart dra baie baadjies met moeitelose gemak. Soms is dit tyd vir afskakel (kitaar en al) en dan is die Weskus die plek om te wees. Maar eers moet hy nog ‘n paar ysters in die vuur uitsorteer... Deur Donnay Torr

D

ie boodskap op Valiant Swart se amptelike Facebookblad lees: “Styg nou-nou op na Lanseria. Môre ry ons Lydenburg toe vir Die Ark Kunstefees. Volgende week het ek kykNET-opnames in Centurion, ‘n Jacaranda FM interview met Barney Simon, en dan volgende naweek twee gigs in die Vrystaat: Vrydagaand 14 in Bethlehem, en Saterdagaand 15 Aasvoëlklub in Bloemfontein. Sondag 16 vlieg ek terug Kaap toe vir die Ollie Viljoen Huldigingskonsert by die Oude Libertas Amfiteater.” Dit is voorwaar ‘n mondvol – ná 24 jaar gaan Valiant se loopbaan steeds van krag tot krag en is daar geen teken van ophou nie. En moet sy musiek ook nie as retro of old school beskryf nie – sy skryftalent sorg vir immergroen, ikoniese liedjies en hy is konstant in aanvraag om saam met ander kunstenaars te werk. Luister byvoorbeeld na Tema van jou lied, Valiant se onlangse projek saam met die rapper, Jack Parow. Oppikoppi, Skouspel, vertonings oorsee – Valiant is dáár. Valiant se bydrae tot die Afrikaanse musiekbedryf en liedjieskatkis kan nie onderskat word nie, hoewel hy baie nederig daaroor is. Met die publikasie van sy boek Toorwoorde roep my, ‘n bundel wat byna 15 jaar van sy lirieke bevat, het Valiant gesê dit was iets wat hy nog altyd wou doen, maar dat hy “geen illusies het dat dit hogere poësie is nie”. Hy was beslis te beskeie. Resensente van die liriekebundel het gevoel een of twee van Valiant se gedigte hoort in die Groot Verseboek – iets wat bitter min liedjieskrywers al reggekry het. Valiant se reaksie was tipies: “Vir my sal dit vanselfsprekend ‘n pluimpie wees, maar ek beywer my nou nie daarvoor nie. Ek dink as dit wél gebeur, sal dit lirieke in die algemeen ‘n bietjie meer erkenning gee.

6 I LOVE YZER DARLING

The Holiday Issue 2014/2015

Die bundel was nogal ‘n trippie na die verlede. Daar’s liedjies waarvan jy vergeet het. Jy kan sien waar jy in daai stadium van jou lewe was en watter musiek jy geluister het. Die plekke waar ek was, het my ook definitief beïnvloed. Van daai goed wat in 1994 in Pretoria geskryf het – ek kan dit nog voor my sien. Ek’s verskriklik bly ek het die bundel gedoen. Dis ‘n soort afsluiting vir my.” Valiant het op elfjarige ouderdom die vloek van die kitaar ontdek, kort daarna begin om liedjies te skryf en op hoërskool in verskeie bands gespeel, van rock- tot boeremusiekgroepe. Sy ontmoeting met Koos Kombuis (André Letoit) in 1988/89 het as’t ware rigting aan sy musiekloopbaan gegee en kort voor lank het hy ernstig daaraan begin werk om hom as liedjieskrywer te bekwaam. Veertien albums later – en met ‘n splinternuwe een op die horison – raak die woorde nog nie op nie. “Ek glo vas daaraan dat liriekskryf die oudste vorm van digkuns is, dat poësie ontstaan het uit liedjies, dat jy lirieke ook maar kan lees en interpreteer en dat dit ook vir jou ‘n wêreld kan oopmaak. Eintlik... eintlik wou ek net kitaar speel in ‘n band. Toe begin ek liedjies skryf en word dit ‘n fassinasie vir my.” Sy gunstelingliedjies sluit in Waar die dromers dwaal, Banneling en Vloek van die kitaar. “Daar is van hulle waarin ek kan sien – hier’t ek nou lékker geskryf. Hier hang die hele ding saam.” Party van hulle is egter nie hogere kuns nie, erken Valiant. “Maar ek het hulle op ‘n manier doelbewus só geskryf dat dit meer by die song pas. ‘n Mens hoef nie altyd ernstig en diep te wees en grênd woorde te gebruik nie. Dit gaan maar oor wat die song wil hê.” En dis songs wat hy skryf – nié gedigte nie, sê Valiant. “Ek dink maar meestal in die raamwerk van ‘n song. Die ding ontvou so half


Fotos: Henré Pretorius

in ‘n prentjie en daar’s ‘n tempo, ritme en toonaard – jy kan hoor of dit melancholies of gelukkig is en dán kry jy woorde wat daarby pas.” Hy is ‘n waarnemer, sê hy, en dis hoe hy die temas vir sy liedjies kry. “Dis die karakters wat jy sien, die situasies waarin jy jouself bevind. Goed wat jy waarneem, plekke waar jy is. Die dinamika tussen ‘n ou en ‘n girl. Elkeen het ‘n storie. Om aan die beweeg te wees – in die kar, op die oop pad, iewers in ‘n stad – oral is daar iets.” Valiant het in 2003 sy TV-buiging gemaak as Jinx in die reeks, Song vir Katryn. Seisoen twee het in 2004 gevolg (die reekse is vanjaar weer op kykNET uitgesaai). In 2013 het hy die gewilde SABC2-reisreeks Mooiloop! saam met Denvor Phokaners aangebied. Valiant en Denvor het die Suid-Afrikaanse platteland deurkruis en klein dorpies besoek. Heelwat van sy liedjies handel oor reis: Die langpad, verlange, die liefde en rock ‘n roll. “Jy kom agter daar is goed waarna jy terugkeer. Ek skryf oor eienskappe van liefde en verhoudings en vriendskappe en hoe dit partykeer verkeerd gaan. Gebroke liefde is so baie om jou. Vrek, as jy weer sien, is iemand se hart gebreek.” “Ek is gelukkig want ek het in ‘n huis vol liefde grootgeword, en my huis is ook vol liefde. Die trick is om, wanneer jy op iemand verlief raak, julle buddies moet wees. Jy kry so baie keer mense wat verlief raak en trou en later agterkom hulle is lief vir mekaar, maar hulle hou nie eintlik van mekaar nie,” sê hy. “Weet jy waar sien ‘n mens dit baie? Met die bordspel 30 Seconds. Ek het al verhoudings gesien sneuwel om ‘n game 30 Seconds.” Wat is sy raad oor die liefde aan sy eie kinders? “Om ander mense in ag te neem. Wees considerate. Moenie selfsugtig wees nie. Elkeen het ‘n storie. Almal is iemand.” Valiant skryf dikwels ná sy optredes, wanneer dit lank reeds donker is. “Dan is daar niks wat my steur nie,” verduidelik hy. “Die skryf kom en gaan. Daar gaan partykeer maande verby – soms ‘n jaar – voordat ek weer iets skryf. Daar’s gewoonlik iets wat die skryf weer laat gebeur: ‘n Situasie, ‘n woord wat lekker klink. Dan neem iets anders oor. Ek verstaan dit self ook nie. Daar’s iets wat oorneem en die ding in ‘n rigting vat.” Dit beteken egter nie skryf is vir hom maklik nie. “Dis nogal ‘n proses. Dit vat lank om die ding reg te kry. Party songs is anders, soos Eye Shadow... Dit is miskien binne ‘n halfuur of ‘n uur klaar. Maar daar is ander goed wat vir jare en jare daar in die kas lê.’’ Valiant, wat al 23 jaar getroud is en twee kinders het, beskryf homself as ‘n “doodgewone ou”. Dit vorm deel van sy gewildheid. “Ek dink mense dink dalk ek kan hul pel wees – iemand saam met wie hulle kan drink en wat maar net soms liedjies skryf. Dit beteken ook ek spaar ‘n fortuin aan haarjel en highlights!’’ Humor speel ‘n groot rol in Valiant se liedjies en die situasies wat hy beskryf, hoewel sy eerste albums eerder melankolies en introspektief is. “Ek is op ‘n manier amper ‘n closet stand-up comic,” sê hy. “Party aande sal ek vyf songs sing en 20 stories vertel. ‘n Mens is nie net daar om mense te laat frons of diep te laat dink nie. Mense wil ook vermaak word.”

Hy geniet steeds die kroeë, die musiek en die musikante, sê hy. “Maar wanneer ek by die huis is, kyk ek ‘n fliek saam met my gesin en is ek doodgelukkig. Ek geniet dit om gesinsdinge te doen.” Valiant is altyd besig en dit neem soms sy tol. “Ek is mal oor wat ek doen, maar ‘n mens raak moeg. Elke aand is dit ‘n vars span wat jou inwag. Jy moet op jou stukke wees. En die lewe uit die tas... Ek sê altyd hulle betaal my nie vir twee ure op die verhoog nie – hulle betaal my vir die 22 ure wat ek weg is van my gesin, moet reis en maar net rondsweef. Die tyd tussen soundcheck en die show. As ek die band by my het is dit anders, maar as jy op jou eie is, hang jy maar rond en rook die een sigaret na die ander.” Is dit moeilik om aand na aand, in bar na bar, aan mense se verwagtinge te voldoen? Glad nie, sê Valiant. “Ek het begin liedjies skryf om myself te vermaak. Ek wíl daarvan hou en as ek dit like, is dit reg met my. Tot dusver het dit goed gewerk. Dit lyk my daar is mense daar buite wat dieselfde smaak as ek het. Ek wil basies net aanhou om myself te vermaak.” Hy erken dat hy hard daaraan werk om met elke album iets nuuts te doen. “ ‘n Mens groei mos. Jou belangstellings verander. Ek wil nie in ‘n stadium Valiantby-numbers begin raak nie. Maar aan die ander kant is daar daai ding van: ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’. “Soms in resensies sal die ou sê daar is nou niks nuuts op my album nie, maar dan dink ek by myself: ‘wil jy dan hê ek moet ‘n doedelsak deur my ore speel?’. Moet my nie probeer gebruik om goed vir jou te innoveer nie. Gaan doen jý dit. Hierdie is wat ék doen.” Wie het ‘n invloed op die Mystic Boer se musiek gehad? Valiant se lys is lank. “Daar’s die obvious ouens soos Dylan en Cohen. Tom Waits. Springsteen. Ouens wat karakters kan skep, wat ‘n storie kan vertel.” En in Afrikaans? “Aan die begin was Koos Kombuis nogal ‘n invloed. Toe ek ‘n laaitie was, was dit David Kramer se Hanepoot Pad – dis ‘n work of genius, wat my betref een van die grootste albums wat nog ooit uit

“Goed wat jy waarneem, plekke waar jy is. Die dinamika tussen ‘n ou en ‘n girl. Elkeen het ‘n storie.”

The Holiday Issue 2014/2015

I LOVE YZER DARLING 7


belangrikste, sê hy, is om jou ego by die huis te los. “Dis ‘n bedryf vol ego’s, rugstekers en bullshitters. Jou ego gaan die eerste ding wees wat jou gaan pootjie.” Valiant is egter nie spyt oor sy loopbaankeuse nie. “Daar was moeilike, moeilike tye – báie – en daar was wonderlike tye. Op die ou end kom jy op die stage two-three-four en daar skop die band af. Dit maak my nog kinderlik gelukkig. Dis magic, man.”

Valiant en die Weskus

SA gekom het.” Hy’s ook opgewonde oor heelparty nuwe en jong plaaslike musikante. “Daar’s mense daar buite wat rêrig flippen lekker songs skryf. Ouens soos Bacchus Nel, Gian Groen, Andries Bezuidenhout, Farryl Purkiss, Mr Cat and the Jackal... En natuurlik die Bellville-angstbelt – Hunter Kennedy, Jack Parow... As ‘n mens jou snob values by die deur los en net kyk na wat hierdie ouens doen – dis regtig amazing. “Wat vir my kommerwekkend is, is dat die bands wat nou regtig groot is se songs bra gemiddeld is. Daar is darem ‘n verskriklike spul slegte musiek in Afrikaans.” Hy behoort te weet. Die Mystic Boer is al langer as twee dekades in die bedryf. Daar is al hulde aan hom gebring by die gewilde Oppikoppimusiekfees en jong musikante nader hom dikwels om raad. Wat sê hy dan vir hulle? “Daar’s twee belangrike goed. Jy moet dit régtig wil doen. Dit moet jou absolute passie wees. Glo in jouself, en al daai clichés. Want dis tough. Dis tough daar buite. Jy moet regtig glo en wéét jy’s goed genoeg.” Maar die heel

Valiant, jy tree op 27 Desember in Yzerfontein op – beplan jy iets spesiaals? Valiant: Dit is gewoonlik ‘n konsert vol variasie - stories en liedjies oor die langpad en die liefde, sommige melancholies en ernstig, sommige prettig en vrolik. Daar behoort ook ‘n paar nuwe liedjies van my nuwe album te wees. Jy kan terugsit en luister, of opspring en dans, of sommer net lag vir my stories, terwyl jy bier drink in die son saam met jou vriende. Wat is dit van die Weskus wat jou fassineer en lief maak vir die plek? Valiant: Ek dink een vakansie by my oom Bokkie en tannie Marie op Saldanha, toe ek nog ‘n laerskoolkind was, is vasgelê in my gemoed. Ek en my nefie Schalk het vissies gevang met handlyne vanaf die muur agter die Hoedjiesbaai Hotel, met die son wat so glinster op die blou water. Wonderlike herinneringe. Die landskap en die lig en die see, en natuurlik die mense, lok my altyd terug. Het jy ‘n gunsteling dorp of -strand in hierdie geweste? Valiant: Ek het al fantastiese tye op omtrent al die Weskusdorpe gehad, maar ek kan Jacobsbaai en Elandsbaai seker uitsonder as baie spesiaal vir my. Wat beteken Kersfees vir jou? Valiant: Dieselfde as vir die meeste mense: Familietyd. Crackers en vonkelwyn en nuwe sokkies. Het julle as gesin ‘n tradisie wat elke Kersfees uiting kry? Valiant: Dit is elke Kersfees iemand anders se beurt om ‘n trifle met ‘n woeste skop te maak. Groot pret! j Teks: Edward-John Bottomley (aangepas en geplaas met vergunning van Taalgenoot) en Donnay Torr

• ShutterGuard Aluminium Security Shutters • Hurricane Aluminium Shutters • Thermowood Shutters • All Types of Blinds

Interior Decor and Gifts Antique Furniture Unit 16, Villa Fontana Yzerfontein West Coast Unit 16, Villa Fontana, Yzerfontein, West Coast

Milani Schonken: 072 136 0398 / 072 152 4415 milani@interiorimages.co.za • www.interiorimages.co.za

072 136 0398 www.blikaspaai.co.za


Yzer se eie Camel Man

Toe Kobus en Heilett Bergh Yzer hul nuwe tuiste maak, moes hy met ‘n swaar hart van sy geliefde kameelkudde afstand doen. Maar toe besluit hy om drie van sy kameelkinders saam te bring. Nou, ‘n jaar later, is die Berghs reeds ‘n ‘kleinkind’ ryker ... Deur Una Nieuwoudt

H

ulle is nie sommer enige kamele nie. nie, maar as jy eers sy vertroue gewen het, Hulle is Karel, Meraai, Eva en Matryz. is hy so getrou soos ‘n hond en kan jy baie Hul mensefamilie, Kobus en Heilett met hom uitrig, vertel Kobus. “As hulle jou Bergh, woon net pad-af in Yzer. ‘n Jaar gelede nie vertrou nie, kan jy maar vergeet van ‘n het hulle die lang tog van die Noord-Kaap af vreedsame verhouding – nes met mense. aangepak om hier op Yzer ‘n nuwe holte vir Man, hulle raak liéf vir jou! Ek het destyds by hul kameelpote te kom vind. Hul mensepa ‘n Australiër ‘n mooi manier gesien. Hy het ‘n Het jy geweet? bid elke aand vir sy kamele. Wanneer pa sagte aanslag. Hy ruik eers aan hulle en laat Karel Kameel, ma Meraai en hul twee dogters yy Kameelkoeie is 13 maande lank hom deur hul reaksie lei. Moenie dink jy kan dragtig. deur die Berghs besoek word, word hulle met ‘n kameel baklei nie. Hy is geweldig sterk yy Kameelkalfies en –versies soog met lekkernye soos lusern en koring bederf. en hy vergeet nie as jy hom eers een keer tot ongeveer 2 jaar oud. Karel word agter die oor gekielie totdat sy kwaad- of skrikgemaak het nie.” yy Kamele se lang wimpers en kop hang van skone lekkerte en Meraai… ‘n Paar maande gelede, het Kobus vir oorhare, asook neusgate wat kan sluit en ‘n spesiale deurskynende Matryz, Meraai se splinternuwe kalfie, aan wel, soos die meeste vroue laat sy haar derde ooglid, beskerm hul oë en ‘n joernalis gaan voorstel het. Karel wou maklik deur ‘n eetdingetjie verlei. En moenie ore teen sand. dat sy brood ruik nie, dan begin water haar seker maar sy jongste beskerm, want toe yy ‘n Volwasse kameel weeg kameelbek onbeheers. hulle nader kom, raak hy skoon stamperig 300 - 600kg. Kobus, sakeman en afgetrede boer en stoterig met Kobus. “Maar vyf minute yy Kamele word tot 50 jaar oud. van Upington, se fassinasie met kamele yy ‘n Kameel hardloop teen ‘n gem. later, toe kyk ons mekaar reguit in die oë spoed van 40km/h en kan oor het reeds vroeg in sy boerderyloopbaan en toe kan ek sien hy’s vreeslik jammer kort afstande tot 65km/h haal. begin. “So 24 jaar gelede het ek my eerste dat hy my gekarnuffel het!” Sy kamele het teeltroppie van ses koeie en ‘n bul aangeskaf. yy Kamele stoor vetweefsel in persoonlikheid, sê Kobus. En as die lus hulle hul boggel, wat mettertyd Hulle was oorspronklik polisiekamele van beetpak, is hulle vol streke. Meraai, wat as metaboliseer en water vrystel. Witdraai,” vertel Kobus. Kort voor lank was versie deur haar ma weggegooi is en toe met yy Die grootte van ‘n kameel se sy kameelboerdery 42 stuks sterk. Elkeen was die hand grootgemaak is, het op die plaas boggel weerspieël sy kondisie – hoe groter die boggel, hoe vetter gereeld onder die perskes op die droogtafels spesiaal en baie het met Bybelname gespog. die kameel. Voordat Kobus en Heilett in Mei verlede ingevaar en haar knuppeldik gevreet en dan jaar Yzer toe verhuis het, het hy rondgesoek die res op die grond gegooi. Op ‘n dag het vir ‘n geskikte blyplek vir sy kamele en na vele oorweging hulle haar selfs gevang waar sy in die swembad rondwandel. besluit op die Delarey-plaas net buite die dorp, waar hy nou ‘n Kobus se hart jubel oor die deernis en belangstelling wat lappie grond huur. sy kamele van die publiek kry. “Ek wil nie ‘n groot trop hê Dit kos nie veel aanpor om kameelstories uit Kobus te kry nie, maar dink daaraan om later van die jonger kameeltjies nie. Net een vragie is genoeg om ‘n stortvloed van interessante mak te maak en as ry-kamele in te span. Intussen wil ek ‘n kameelfeite te ontketen, soos dat hulle hoofsaaklik peulvreters inligtingsbord met interessante feite oor kamele by hul kamp is. Maar ook van blare, gras en lusern hou en ver bo grondvlak oprig.” vreet. ‘n Kameel is nou wel nie die mooiste ding in die diereryk Een ding is seker: Yzer se Camel Man is ‘n man met ‘n plan. j

10 I LOVE YZER DARLING

The Holiday Issue 2014/2015


HentonHomes

@HentonHomes

A Timber Frame Home is a cleaner & greener building option. Any design or finish can be achieved, from traditional to contemporary, big or small. Contact us to build your dream home. Visit our website at www.hentonhomes.co.za to see more of our projects.

Horton Hunter | 083 268 4609 horton@hentonhomes.co.za

Tamryn Hunter | 079 063 8153 tamryn@hentonhomes.co.za


Die rooi gevaar maak maer

K

yk, kreefstories is altyd groot stories. Lekker stories. Gevaarlike stories. Want ’n kreef is mos nou soos net mooi niks anders op aarde (of dan nou in die see) nie. Die slim mense noem hom Jasus lalandii. Pieter Pieterse het hom Lekker lavreeslikiaaii gedoop. Ander weer roep hom Rooi Spinnekop, Die Man met die Bolwange of Rooigoud. Maar as jy hom skelm uithaal, word hy die Rooi Gevaar. Laat daai kreefspietkop van die Goewerment nou net een te veel by jou kry of een wat nie size is nie, dan sit hulle jou in die verste stinkste sel in ’n vergete tronk. Daar waar niemand jou ooit weer sal kry nie. Moenie sê jy is nie gewaarsku nie. Dis die Rooi Gevaar, sê ek jou. Maar die Goewerment karring nou ook so met ’n man se lekkerste kossie dat ’n man maklik jou sal blootstel aan kriminele dade. Dis nou omdat hulle die kwota van ons gewone kreefduikers of -trekkers gaan staan en sny het met ’n 100 ton. Van 183 af na net 83 ton! En dit nou in die jaar wat die ‘negatiewe’ van kreef totaal en al hok geslaan is. Hier word daar nou natuurlik verwys na die feit dat kreef die hoogste bron van cholesterol is en dan smaak hy mos op sy lekkerste as jy hom so lekker dik bebotter met knoffel by. Nou kyk, die slimmes wat altoos nog reken dat cholesterol en botter ’n mens se tikker aanval is mos nou heeltemal verkeerd bewys. Dis nou danksy ’n begrafnisondernemer.

deur Gerrit Rautenbach Jip, almal ken hom nou al dié William Banting wat meer as ’n eeu terug ontdek het vetryke kos is goeie brandstof en suiker en stysel is die eintlike vyand. Want kyk, as jy so baie suiker in jou sisteem het veroorsaak dit inflammasie in jou are wat hulle skaaf en skuur. Dan pak die cholesterol aan daai beseerde are vas en stop hulle toe. Maar as daar geen inflammasie is nie, sny daai cholesterol regdeur. Die begin van die jaar het ons eie Dr Tim Noakes dit toe mooi kom verduidelik in sy boek, Die Kosrevolusie. En hoe kan enige revolusie nou ’n opregte revolusie wees sonder die Rooi Gevaar? Dis toe nou bewapen met hierdie inligting dat ek my gunsteling kreefresep toe nou nog lekkerder maak. Ek kook altyd my krewe in ’n klein bietjie seewater vir tien minute (die beste is in ’n melkkan). Net tien minute, dan haal ek hulle uit. Die outjies moet net halfgaar wees. Knip nou die stert oop aan die rugkant en vlek hom effe oop. Braai die vleiskant op lekker warm kole, maar nie te lank nie; net tot daai wit vleisies sulke effense brandpuntjies kry. Draai die gogga om en gooi jou knoffelbotter oor die vleis. Nou moet hy stadig warm word totdat die botter alles ingetrek het. In die ou dae sou hy reg wees vir eet, maar om hom nou super spesiaal te maak, gooi nou ’n dollop vars room oor en laat dié ook wegbraai. Lekkerder as die lekkerste lekker. En maer maak hy sowaar. Ek en Rohan eet dit gereeld...j


Visit us now at Beaulah Farmstall on the R27 (500m south from the Yzer/ Darling crossing) or call us on 083 296 4954

Sunday 21 Dec 12:00 - 16:00 BEAULAH FARMSTALL

On the R 27 500m South of the Yzer/ Darling crossing

Booking Essential by 15 December Contact Karen on 083 233 5355

Family Lunch Come and enjoy a family day at our table Your meal includes: * Eighteen94 Cured Meats, pickles & preserves * Lamb-on-the-Spit, with baby potatoes, roast veges, summer salads & decadent deserts * Kids menu includes Las Paletas Ice Cream

Adults R 150 pp

Kids R 50 pc


www.pixbuzz.co.za

Email: info@pixbuzz.co.za Tel: 022 451-2886 / 082 780 2583 Our print facility is on the west coast, offering the best prices in the area.

Film & Photo Conversion

Preserve your memories and convert to DVD

     

VHS HI8 DV 35mm Slides 8mm Films Family & Corporate videos

We also do videography & editing

Business Printing

*Flyers *Posters *Business Cards *Brochures *Building Plans and many more

Large Format Printing

*Canvas *Canvas Framing *Posters *Vinyl Stickers *Billboards *Light boxes


profile

Rudi Rogers NSRI Beroep:

Finansiering in bouhandel.

Getroud/Kinders:

Enkellopend sonder kinders.

Hoe lank bly jy al op Yzerfontein? 8 Jaar.

Noem een ding wat jy moet ondervind wanneer jy Yzerfontein besoek vir die eerste keer:

yy ‘n Kamera want die mense en die natuur hier verras jou kortkort met ‘n ietsie wat jy graag wil deel en onthou. yy Ek sal swaar klaarkom sonder my kayak om so nou en dan te gaan roei.

Enige raad vir nuwelinge op die dorp?

yy Bestee so nou en dan ‘n bietjie tyd om op die strand of op die rotse stil te wees en alles in te neem en waardeer. yy Raak betrokke in die gemeenskap.

‘n Opregte Weskus snoekbraai. (Verkieslik een wat jyself vars gevang het).

Hoe lank is jy al betrokke by die NSRI?

yy Warm vriendelike inwoners wat soveel omgee vir mekaar. yy Die see en sy lang strand waar jy vir ure kan stap en vir ‘n wyle vir die wêreld en al sy komplikasies kan wegloop en met perspektief terugkeer. yy ‘n Geselsie aanknoop met ‘n bekende elke keer wanneer jy na ‘n winkel in Yzerfontein gaan. yy Die heerlike vars lug. yy Die mooiste, lekkerste dorpie in die wêreld!

Ek is ‘n vrywilliger wat sonder vergoeding deelneem en my rol is tweeledig: Ek is stasiebevelvoerder en sien om na die bestuur van die stasie, bemanning en opleiding. Die ander sy daarvan is as coxswain. Dit is die persoon wat beheer neem en verantwoordelik is vir die uitvoer van reddingsoperasies.

Noem 5 gunstelinge van Yzerfontein:

Wat vind jy is ‘n uitdaging om in 'n klein dorpie soos Yzerfontein te bly?

By seeredding is die grootste uitdaging om lede te kry om by die stasie aan te sluit omrede die bevolking maar klein is.

Noem 5 items waarsonder jy nie kan gaan in Yzerfontein nie:

yy Die wonderlike ding van Yzerfontein is dat die lewe eenvoudig en heilsaam is en jy nie ‘n arsenaal gadgets benodig om dit ten volle te geniet nie, net oop oë en ‘n oop gemoed. yy Die NSRI se noodnommer: 082 990 5974 yy Vir ‘n somersdag: sonskerm, hoed en ‘n lus om te verken.

7 ½ jaar.

Wat is jou rol by die NSRI?

Hoe kan die gemeenskap betrokke raak by die NSRI?

Kom sluit gerus aan as lede van die stasie. Ons is ‘n lekker klompie lede en die kameraderie is puik! Ons het behoefte aan bemanning, nie net om see toe te gaan nie, maar ook om aan wal te help tydens reddings en ook individue wat op ander maniere betrokke wil raak soos met administrasie, fondsinsameling, onderhoud ensomeer. Soms maak dit die wêreld se verskil om van ‘n redding op ‘n nat, koue nag van die see terug te keer na ‘n warm beker koffie en ondersteuning.

Watter gebeurtenisse vind binne die volgende paar maande plaas by die NSRI wat besoekers kan bywoon? Die opening van die nuwe basis sal vroeg in Desember plaasvind. Die datums is egter nog nie gefinaliseer nie. Dan is ons ook betrokke by Carols by Candle Light op 23 Desember in Yzerfontein hawe waar kersvader ons gevra het om hom met die Seereddingboot die hawe in te bring. j FONSRI Yzerfontein: Noodnommer j 082 990 5974 E-pos j station34@searescue.org.za The Holiday Issue 2014/2015

I LOVE YZER DARLING 15


architecture + interiors

meeting

your

lifestyle needs contemporary architecture bespoke interior design tailor made packages personalized jacqui bez

I

082 423 0900

I

sam muir

I 084 834 8431 I studio@minc.co.za

I www.minc.co.za

attention

to

service detail


home

WEST COAST IN STYLE

The essence of spacious, laidback beach-house design

T

by Jacqui Bez & Sam Muir

ucked away in a corner of Yzerfontein, behind the wild costal dunes of the pristine Sixteen Mile beach with its uninterrupted views, this modern yet cozy holiday house epitomizes tranquil summer days, where memories can be formed and family living is the key ingredient. The client, Mariaan and Pieter, were clear in their brief from inception: they required a house that could maximize the kuier factor. They wanted to share their love of West Coast living and outdoor lifestyle with dear family and friends. This relaxed way of life includes savoring the local wines and fresh fish from the Yzerfontein fishing nets on the braai. Other favorites include lazy lunches at The Standkombuis just a stones throw away. Or afternoons of treasured whale watching, along the extensive stretch of beach historically known as Whale Beach. With all this at your doorstep it’s no wonder that they chose this costal holiday town for out of town breaks, and eventual retirement. Designed by Jacqui Bez, from MINC Design, (formerly know as Furious Design) this unpretentious, relaxed holiday home is a contemporary interpretation of Cape vernacular, and is positioned in an L-shape layout with its back to the South Easter. At its core is a protected central courtyard, with a covered veranda and braai area overlooking the wild costal dune landscape. Complete with a cocktail pool that has a wide seating area around it, this courtyard is the hub of the house and the base for alfresco lunches and lazy summer cocktails. Inside, the lofty church-style double volume living space, is seamlessly integrated with the modern open plan kitchen, connecting itself to the easy-living lounge with large open fireplace and outside veranda. The natural tones and simplicity of the screeded floors accentuate the laid-back beach house style. The design allows natural light to abundantly flow Photographs by NiÍl Leach

throughout the house, and the tall timber and glass doors open out onto the rolling dune views. As a result the outdoor space is a vital part of the design. On the ground floor, four family bedrooms also all lead out onto the sheltered courtyard, allowing for the whole family to be integrated into the central living area. The upstairs main bedroom is situated in the loft space of the house, with a private open terrace, which showcases the beautiful views of the wild costal dune landscape, and glimpses of the west coast untamed ocean. The focus for the interior of the home was on low-key comfort, with the emphasis on texture within a neutral colour palette. Using some of the existing furniture, Sam Muir from MINC Design created a modern yet cozy interior with soft, comfortable flop in sofas complimented with plumped up cushions. By adding natural linens, soft woven throws and accents of charcoal into the neutral tones, they created a spacious, laidback interior with a touch of sophistication. In addition to the fabric textures, rough timber accessories and crates added a hint of rustic to the light and breezy atmosphere. Using a combination of all these design elements, MINC Design has successfully created a restful, spacious and laidback space that is the essence of what a relaxed holiday-cottage should be. j MINC Jacqui Bez j +27 82 423 0900 j jacqui@minc.co.za Sam Muir j +27 84 834 8431 j sam@minc.co.za www.minc.co.za

The Holiday Issue 2014/2015

I LOVE YZER DARLING 17


For Excellence, Professionalism & Results

CALL DOT 083 600 2441

Your residential specialist in Darling Visit our website: www.capecountryproperties.co.za

A Blessed Xmas & Prosperous 2015 Selling or Buying?? Houses, erven, apartments 12 Years resident Agent Contact:

Marijanne 072 207 2135

marijanne.vannieuwenhoven@rawson.co.za

Blessed Festive Season Geseënde Feestyd Heleen 082 700 5212 heleen.plaskitt@rawson.co.za

WE’RE WHERE YOU ARE.

WE’RE YOUR LOCALS IN YZERFONTEIN. Seeff welcomes Toni Grobbelaar to our winning team.

Holiday Ad_FA.indd 1

061 404 8829

toni.grobbleaar@seeff.com

smart move www.seeff.com

At Harcourts West Coast, we’re proud to be your local real estate professionals. By being a local, we know the local property market intimately - the facts, the figures and the trends. Trust us to get the results you want, when you want them. 2014/09/26 1:56 PM

JACO RICHTER C 082 459 9155 E jaco.richter@harcourts.co.za OUR BRANCHES:

ELITA DU TOIT RICHTER C 083 463 4062 E elita.richter@harcourts.co.za

YZERFONTEIN // 022 451 2120 // SHOP NO 2, YZERFONTEIN BUSINESS CENTRE, 29 BUITEKANT STR, YZERFONTEIN, 7351 PATERNOSTER // 022 752 2036 // ST AUGUSTINE ROAD, PATERNOSTER, 7381 ST HELENA BAY // 074 308 0308 // SHOP 5, NO 8 SHEARWATER STR, SANDPIPER VILLAGE, ST HELENA BAY LANGEBAAN // 022 707 9100 // SUITE 1, TUIN CENTRE, OOSTEWAL STR, LANGEBAAN, 7357

IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL, CALL US! HARCOURTS WEST COAST T 022 451 2120 // C 082 459 9155 WESTCOAST@HARCOURTS.CO.ZA WWW.HARCOURTS.CO.ZA


Tuinmaak op

Yzerfontein O

deur Hennie Richter

m suksesvol op Yzerfontein tuin te maak, moet jy die wind respekteer! In die somer droog dit die grond vinnig uit; in die winter en vroeë lente waai die wind oor die see en veral die jong groei van nie-endemiese plante word erg geknou. ‘n Baie goeie beskerming vir lae plante is om ‘n windbreker van die endemiese taaibos te maak. Dit sal ook ‘n goeie idee wees om hier en daar natuurlike plante op ‘n erf te bewaar. Die grond is vetterig, wat beteken dat grond nat gehou moet word, wat weer beteken dat goeie kompos en ‘n ewe goeie grondbedekking belangrik is. Dit is elke Suid-Afrikaner se plig om spaarsaam te werk met water. Fotos: Thea Lubbe

garden Benut die Demonstrasietuin Die demonstrasietuin aan Buiteweg is deur die Yzerfontein Bewarea aangelê om te demonstreer watter endemiese en inheemse plante op Yzerfontein aard. Daar kry die tuinier ‘n lys van geskikte plante en ook raad oor besproeiing.

PERMANENT of VAKANSIE? Woon jy permanent op Yzerfontein, en wil jy verskeidenheid en gedurig kleur sien, werk die volgende: agapanthus; vuurpyle, kniphofia; proteas; speldekussings; inheemse malvas; restios; echevarias; kapokbos; clivias; belladonnalelies; vygies; alle soorte vetplante; aronskelke; noem-noem; bloukappie; die verskillende salies, asook gazanias. Selfs kiepersol, kokerbome en broodbome floreer. Vir uitsluitlik Weskus-endemiese plante vir die vakansiehuis – dit wat sonder besproeiing kan klaarkom – kan die volgende oorweeg word behalwe die stukkie versorgde oorspronklike plantegroei: ‘n geharde vygie soos malephora as grondbedekker, septemberbos, plakkies, aalwyne en riete.

" EN WAT VAN DIE VOeLLIEFHEBBER? Met ook wildedagga, kersbos en bietou in die tuin sal jy nog méér voëls lok as net met die res van die geskikte plante j Aangebied deur lede van die Yzerfontein Bewarea.

STREET LIFE IN YZERFONTEIN Photo Contest

Enter a photo taken with your SLR or phone camera showing street life in Yzerfontein. For more info and T&C’s contact:

Mary Ann Bosch La Vie Photography M: 082 828 8015

E: maryann.bosch@hotmail.com Closing date for entries:

31 Dec 2014 @ 14:00


7 DEC ♥ 4 JAN ♥ 1 FEB ♥ 1 MAR 10am ♥ 3pm First Sunday of every month

Vygevallei Farm Stall R27 West Coast Road ILoveWeskus

ILoveWeskus

@ILoveWeskus

ILoveWeskus.com

For more info contact: nadine@iloveyzer.co.za ♥ 084 677 0077

A5_grootepost_flyer3.indd 1

2014/10/24 6:33 AM


Market wooden toys j john coleshill asian bites j renee creus WOODEN TOYS 074 197 9653 j jcoleshill@telkomsa.net

ASIAN BITES 072 253 1706 j 022 451 2525 j reneecreus@yahoo.com Facebook j Asian Bites

W

When did you start your business and how did it begin? Three years ago. I was bored and Jan suggested I make toys. Dave wondered why I only started when he was 30! When and where did you trade at your 1st market? Three years ago at Langebaan. Describe your product. Quality wooden toys for young children. What is your best seller? Aeroplanes Why do you love participating markets? Meeting people & making money Any tips for anyone that want to start selling their products at markets? Have a quality, unique product offering that offers value for money. Sell food!

Quick Bio: I joined the RAF in 1962. Trained as a pilot on transport aircraft from 1962 to 1972, then as an instructor. Served in Singapore, Germany and UK. Came to SA in 1974 to work as a pilot for Anglo American. Spent 21 years at Kleinzee in Namaqualand before moving to Yzerfontein in 1995. Then worked for CourtAir, SA Express and Nationwide Airlines (flying Boeing 737) before retiring 6 years ago when Nationwide went bottoms up! j Where to find WOODEN TOYS: I j Weskus Market j Every 1st Sunday of the month. Groote Post Country Market j Every last Sunday of the month. Evita se Peron j Darling

ith a 12 years shipboard career on board cruise liners, I never expected that I would end up doing what I’m into now. My venture in markets started with Tales of the Sea. I made crafts with all the driftwood I collected from the beach and did my first market in Dec 2013 trading at Club Mykonos. My venture with my crafts did not last, so the idea for Asian Bites came into full view. My goal was to introduce Asian Cuisine into the SA palette. Asian Bites officially started at Denlyn Park in Langebaan and since then I’ve never looked back. I also started cooking for locals, most of them are either too sick to cook, recuperating from an illness or just want to try something different. My husband and I try our best to present Asian street food at its best, from the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Tokyo, Seoul and my Manila. I‘m always trying out new recipes which will be more appealing to the locals. Fresh ingredients are a big factor and I try my best to prepare everything fresh and organic, but finding the right ingredients is a challenge. My market day starts at 4 am, preparing all my raw ingredients and then cooking them. The one thing most traders fear is the uncertainty of the success of a particular market. I love trading at markets because of meeting new people; the new friendships are priceless. For those who are thinking about becoming a trader, it requires a lot of preparation, dedication, time, patience, trial and error and yes, money as an initial investment. Also, for a married woman like me, having a husband who’s ready to give his 101% support is a must! My dream is for my adoptive SA to enjoy the simpleness yet intriguing taste of Asian Cuisine. I will be conducting private cooking class for whoever is open for an experience of creating a homely Asian dish.

Quick Bio: Exactly 2 ½ years ago, I decided to stop working onboard and was determined to find my footing in the real world. I have a diploma in Hotel & Restaurant Management, earned in a Government University in the Philippines; my specialization was concentrated on Management and Catering. j Where to find ASIAN BITES: I j Weskus Market j Every 1st Sunday of the month. Groote Post Country Market j Every last Sunday of the month. Denlyn Park j Every last Saturday of the month. The Holiday Issue 2014/2015

I LOVE YZER DARLING 21


The Holiday season is here and Yzerfontein & Darling will be flooded with visitors. Expose your business 5 times a week with our newsletters to locals & visitors. For more information & to advertise on the newsletter contact: Simone van der Merwe 082 614 7487 ♼ simone.vandermerwe@bfound.co.za

Yzerfontein

LOCAL

yzerfontein@local.bfound.co.za yzerfontein@visitor.bfound.co.za

VISITOR


History

Yzerfontein Hawe sedert 1948

deur Pietie Burger

I

n die laat veertigerjare is die maatskappy Atlantic Ocean Industries (Holdings) Limited, geborg deur die Transvaalse Myn- en Finansieringsmaatskappy, gestig met ʼn aandelekapitaal van SA £300 000 en ʼn ambisieuse plan om ʼn hawe en visfabriek by Yzerfontein op te rig. Die oorspronklike breekwater is deur die maatskappy self gebou en was by voltooiing 185 meter lank met ondeurdagte ambisies om dit te verleng tot by Meeurots! Die aangrensende heuwel is uitgegrawe om klip vir die bou van die breekwater te verkry en terselfdertyd plek te maak vir ʼn fabriek vir die verwerking van haailewer en die produksie van vismeel en visolie. Bote is spesiaal uit Engeland bestel. Daar is nooit enige navorsing deur die maatskappy gedoen om die lewensvatbaarheid van die perseel as hawe te bepaal nie. Yzerfontein is dus nie ʼn natuurlike hawe nie. Die vasmeergebied wat geskep is, was egter onveilig en te vlak en die bote kon ook geen vis vind nie. Die grootste hoeveelheid vis wat die fabriek verwerk het, was op ʼn dag toe die fabriek 80 ton op vragmotors vanaf Velddrif ontvang het! Die fabriek is in Januarie 1950 in werking gestel maar ʼn jaar later onder likwidasie geplaas. Die murasies van die fabriek het nog vir jare daarna die gebied ontsier en as toilette aangewend omdat daar geen alternatief was nie. Die oorspronklike sleephelling wat in die vroeë vyftiger jare, na die sluiting van die fabriek, deur ʼn klompie plaaslike inwoners met die hulp van omliggende boere gebou is, was gevaarlik en onvoldoende en soos die belangstelling van buitestaanders en profesionele boothengelaars toegeneem het, is druk op die Owerheid uitgeoefen vir beter fasiliteite. In 1978 is aan Viskor goedkeuring verleen vir die oprigting van die huidige sleephelling. Die sekondere breekwater van 100 meter is eers in 1981 afgehandel. Die verbeterde fasiliteite was ʼn lokaas vir booteienaars van oor die hele Skiereiland. Ook toeskouers het veral naweke op die hawe toegesak en handelaars het ook hul sake in die hawe gedoen. Die oorlaai en vlek van snoek het strate tussen die hawe en die hoofstraat totaal versper en voertuie kon vir ure nie beweeg nie. Die situasie het vir die inwoners ondraaglik geword, want groot getalle vissermanne het sonder enige geriewe in die hawe en in die omliggende bosse oornag. Wanneer vangste afneem, het huisinbrake toegeneem. Tot 120 bote met 800 bemanningslede het deurdag langs die hoofstraat vir toegang tougestaan tot by die ingang van die dorp. Op Saterdag 30 Mei het die Cape Argus die storie gedek met ʼn artikel oor die snoekloop op bladsy 11 onder die opskrif JUST SNOEKTOWN!

Negatiewe publisiteit, klagtes van inwoners aan die destydse Belastingbetalers Vereniging (huidige Inwonersvereniging) asook dreigemente van ʼn hofbevel het gedurende Februarie 1985 Mnr. JWE Wiley, destyds Minister van Omgewingsake en Toerisme, genoop om opdrag te gee vir die opstel van ʼn verslag oor die probleme rondom die hawegebied. Op Saterdag, 11 Oktober 1987, het die hawe 145 bote plus sleepwaens en sleepvoertuie, 65 bakkies van handelaars asook voertuie van besoekers en bykans 1500 vissermanne en handelaars gehuisves. Na raming is 45 000 snoek op daardie dag gevang en in die hawe oorgelaai, verhandel en teen ongeveer R2.50 elk! Let wel: Geen toilette, geen lopende water, geen wetstoepassing en geen hekgelde! Die stryd om die situasie in Yzerfontein se hawe tot orde te roep is deur die Belastingbetalers Vereniging voortgesit en op 15 September 1987 is ʼn ooreenkoms tussen die Swartland Afdelingsraad en die Dept. van Natuur- en Omgewingsbewaring geteken vir die finansiering, opgradering en bestuur van die hawe. Met die oorname van die bestuur van die hawe in 2000 deur die Swartland Munisipaliteit, het beplanning van die nuwe vismark begin en voltooi teen ʼn koste van R4 500 000. Die rekonstruksie van die hoofbreekwater is ook in 2009 voltooi na onderhandelings waarby die Yzerfontein Inwonersvereniging ten nouste betrokke was. Die verordeninge vir die bestuur van die hawe plaas onder andere ʼn totale verbod op die oorlaai, verhandeling en verwerking van vis binne die hawegebied. Vir hierdie aktiviteite word ruim voorsiening gemaak by die vismark buite die dorp. Die goedgekeurde planne vir die perseel waar die vismark opgerig is, maak ook voorsiening vir ʼn vulstasie en sekuriteitsparkering vir bote, maar fondse ontbreek steeds. Die huidige geriewe word alom deur vissermanne as die beste geriewe vir kleinboothengel in SA beskou en die Inwonersvereniging is trots op sy bydrae daartoe. j Die visverwerkingsfabriek in die hawe onder konstruksie in 1949 nader voltooiing.

The Holiday Issue 2014/2015

I LOVE YZER DARLING 23


Graphic Design:

Mermaid’s Rest Self Catering House: 082 464 0829

Blue Square Pottery Studio: 082 567 4940

Arts & Crafts:

Zabdiel Self Catering: 022 451 2646 • 072 516 3308

Villa Insolventa Self Catering House: 083 453 2336

The Cutting Crew: 079 160 6939

Sunbird Oil Based Perfumes: 022 451 2257

Megz Beauty & Hair: 022 451 2794 • 074 231 6648

Mc Master Hair: 022 451 2014 • 081 810 8049

Herbalife: 076 725 7858

Hair on Main: 022 492 2487

Bio Sculpture Darling: 083 627 6530

The Roses’ Place Garden Flat for 2: 078 421 3627

Sugarbird Manor: 083 505 2707

Health & Beauty:

School House Cottage: 082 707 8535

Judyskoo Creative: 084 633 3858

Jo Davidson Creative: 082 562 0591

Yzerfontein Garden & Landscaping Services: 072 819 9640

Lewens-Essence B&B: 022 451 2390 • 083 680 8718

The Roses’ Place 4 Plants: 078 421 3627

Sotheby’s International Realty: 083 383 2659

Seeff: 061 404 8829

Rawson Properties • Marijanne: 022 451 2445 • 072 207 2135

Rawson Properties • Heleen: 022 451 2445 • 082 700 5212

Pam Golding: 022 451 2188 079 395 0842 • 082 853 5983

McNeil Real Estate: 022 451 2038

Louw Family Trust: 082 489 0446

Harcourts Real Estate: 022 451 2120 082 459 9155 • 083 463 4062

Chas Everitt: 022 451 2029 082 873 2414 • 076 998 0641

Cape Country Properties: 022 492 2902 • 083 600 2441

Property:

Yzer Inks: 083 656 0533

PixBuzz: 082 780 2583

Printing:

Gardening:

Carine Carstens Garden Services: 083 232 7147

Wild Flour Coffee Shop: 082 325 4907

Tony’s Gardening Service: 082 853 7943

Michadri Self Catering Accommodation: 022 451 2725 • 073 174 7439

Mitchell Land Surveyors: 083 763 3351

Vetkoek Huisie Wegneemetes: 079 707 5207

I Love Weskus Market: 084 677 0077

Groote Post Vineyards: 022 492 2825

Groote Post Country Market: 082 877 6677

Die Stal Pub & Grub: 079 966 5673 • 072 182 5522

Darling Tourism: 022 492 3361

Darling Music Experience: 072 015 1653

Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve: 022 451 2824

!Khwa ttu MTB Trail: 022 492 2998

Things to do:

Yzerfontein Deliveries: 082 877 6677

Windor Services: 082 650 5838

Willem Conradie & Associates: 082 464 0829

West Coast Way: 086 132 1777

Website Design: 082 374 9046

Theresa de Gruchy Photography: 072 906 6662

T&N Information Technologist: 072 386 1817 • 079 404 0630

Spotless Windows: 022 451 2073 • 082 629 0257

Pest Control Specialists West Coast: 022 719 1380

Maggies Mobile Car Wash: 082 879 4624

The Marmalade Cat: 022 492 2515

Whale Tale Studio Café: 022 451 2292 • 076 626 0970

I Love Yzer: 082 877 6677 • 084 677 0077

The Diner: 072 245 9549 082 829 9053 • 083 263 0717

Yzerfontein Financial Services: 022 451 2181 • 083 453 2336

Perfect Edge Accounting Services: 022 451 2086

Bellamy Consultants & Brokers: 086 111 5284

Financial Services:

Zanthè Seaton Designs: 083 651 8359

Regalia: 081 832 5940

Kariza Self Catering Apartment for 2: 022 451 2210 • 083 453 2336

Kaijaiki Country Inn: 022 451 2858

Delarey Guest Farm: 082 808 1114

Dassenview B&B: 022 451 2253

Chez James Self Catering Apartment: 082 925 3189

Cape Coastal Accommodation: 076 583 1035

Anna se Huis: 072 321 0208

37 Upper Road Self Catering House: 082 940 5119

16 J. Carter Self Catering House: 084 677 0077 • 022 451 2772

Accommodation:

Yzer & Darling | Listings Issue 5:

business directory


Strandkombuis: 022 451 2360 • 082 575 9683

Meeurots Restaurant: 022 451 2608

Kaijaiki Country Inn: 022 451 2858

Fontana Takeaways: 022 451 2058

Droograk Coffee Shop • Restaurant: 022 451 2257

Die Rooi Granaat: 072 901 9133

Club Café: 078 452 8132 • 083 692 6689

Chicory Cheese Café: 076 975 6197

Café Mosaic: 022 492 2307

Brigs Barn: 022 492 2451 • 082 640 3405

Boathouse: 022 451 2200

Beaches Restaurant: 022 451 2200

!Khwa ttu: 022 492 2998

Places to Eat:

Yzerfontein Veterinary Clinic: 022 451 2087

Tiny Bubbles Pet Parlour: 073 005 1101

The Village Vet: 022 492 3780

Omega Dog Food for Sale: 022 451 2875

Darling Veterinary Clinic: 022 492 2545

Pets:

Mike’s Pharmacy: 022 451 2095

Hamilton-Attwell Physiotherapist: 082 570 6338

Medical:

Jumping Castle Hire: 084 677 0077

Elpida Centre: 076 310 2806

Kids:

Yzer Oefenklasse: 076 581 3948

Emergency Numbers:

Pretty Cute Gift Shop: 076 734 3853 • 076 991 6894

I Love Weskus Online: 082 877 6677 • 084 677 0077

Eco Ice: 079 560 3321

Brain-Freeze: 078 452 5678

BFound Yzerfontein & Darling: 082 614 7487

SPCA Darling: 022 492 2781

Snake Catcher: 082 370 9768

SAPS Darling: 022 492 3146

NSRI: 082 990 5974

Hospital Swartland • Malmesbury: 022 482 1161

Hospital Netcare • Blaauberg: 021 554 9000

Harbour Manager: 082 921 1192

Services & Specialists: Amelia’s Cleaning Services: 079 719 1437 • 072 254 7722

GP • Dr. Lindie Walters • Yzerfontein: 022 451 2941 • 083 270 6914

First Choice Medics & Ambulance: 083 316 7607 • 073 970 3334

Darling Municipality: Office Hours: 022 492 2237 Emergency After Hours: 022 487 9400

Yzer Municipality: Office Hours: 022 451 2366 Emergency After Hours: 022 487 9400

Yzerfontein Armed Response: 022 451 2747 • 082 961 0366

Safety:

Yzerfontein Vulstasie • Shell Shoppe: 022 451 2682

Yzerfontein Kwikspar: 022 451 2628

Weskus Superette: 022 451 2734 • 071 588 4100

The Darling Wine Shop: 022 492 3971

Dentist • Dr. Gerda Husselman • Darling 022 492 2671

The Language of Flowers: 083 767 6101

Huisvlys: 072 599 5663

The Catwalk Clothing: 022 492 2515

Aardblom: 082 655 2944

Weddings & Functions:

Yzerontein Tourism: 022 451 2985

Yzerfontein Sport & Ontspanningsklub: 022 451 2819

West Coast Fossil Park: 022 766 1606

Weskus Padstal & Kwekery: 071 658 9167

Vygevallei Farm Stall & Wine House: 071 658 0874

Swartbergsvlei 4x4: 084 593 2745

Eighteen94 Curesmiths: 083 296 4954

Direct Appliance & Furniture Traders: 021 572 1505

Dassen Seafoods: 022 451 2232 • 083 260 1514

Darling Vleismark: 022 492 2633

Book League: 022 492 2667

Blikaspaai Gifts & Décor: 022 451 2114 • 072 136 0398

Retail Shops:

Eldré Strydom j eldre@iloveyzer.co.za j 082 877 6677 j Nadine le Roux j nadine@iloveyzer.co.za j 084 677 0077

MINC: 082 423 0900 • 084 834 8431

Karen B Interiors: 082 573 7736

JS Blinds: 082 447 6770

Interior Images • Shutters & Blinds: 022 451 2114 • 072 136 0398

Haus of Décor: 081 554 6006

Giles Matthew Bespoke Furniture and Interiors: 082 374 9046

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Stockist • Blikaspaai: 022 451 2114 • 072 136 0398

Design & Décor:

Yzerfontein Elektries: 022 451 2476 • 083 262 5804

Steve’s Electrical: 022 492 2522 • 082 458 2755

LeRoi’s Lighting: 022 451 2476 • 083 565 9190

Henton Homes Timber Construction: 083 268 4609 • 079 063 8153

Hardie van Schalkwyk Architecture: 082 737 7151

GPS Plumbing: 082 974 1343

Erwe Skoonmaak & Stene: 083 401 3521

Bou Vest Building Services: 022 451 2816 • 082 718 0581

Bou Rommel Verwydering • Hekke & Motorhuis Deure: 082 872 0417

Bay Property Consultants: 076 768 7782

Atlantic Maintenance: 072 059 6624

Construction & Renovations:

Koop jou spesiale skildery by my: 079 707 5207

Jewellery by Roger: 082 899 1844

Darling Art Gallery: 072 833 0291


hardie van schalkwyk Professional Senior Architectural Technologist Pr.S.Arch.T, MIAT (SA), CIFA

082 737 7151 hardie@hhvs.co.za

PRACTICE: TH 0244 / SAIAT (Sen.) : 70736 / SACAP : ST 0283

V

WOSPROP 1 CC T/A

BOU EST BUILDING SERVICES www.bouvestbuilding.co.za

EM NO

S ON

!

EN

DO

NHBRC GEREGISTREERD U NUWE HUISE AANBOUINGS BRAAIKAMERS PROJEKBESTUUR

KARL KUNERT (ND ENG.) (DAML.PROJ. & PROD.MAN.)

Tel/Faks: 022 451 2816 Sel: 082 718 0581 E-Pos: bouvestbuilding@vodamail.co.za

IN BEDRYF SEDERT 1990

Posbus 355 Yzerfontein 7351


wine SO MUCH MORE

TO ENJOY! by Charles Withington

T

hirty years ago and when we were still in isolation, and probably as a result of this, many of the winemakers had a wannabe approach. Someone would present something like a trendy Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand proclaiming this is the style South Africa should aim for – why? It was internationally acclaimed, and we should be benchmarking this too. France was considered outdated, the Aussies and rest of the New World were the way to go! It is so true, when we freed Nelson Mandela, we freed ourselves too! As a nation we gained pride and confidence and this translated so much into our wines. Now we want our wines to have our own identity - not entirely New World (well, we were making wines 200 years before Australia!) and not entirely Old World (our climate is different). We want wines to reflect our climate, terroir and winemaking ethos. Never underestimate the French, they have been making wine for more years that we have had breakfasts. At the top end of the spectrum, they have defined elegance in terms of wine and marketing too. Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Cognac all have that magic ring to them. The French are also masters of the Blend often producing only a single wine from a vineyard, and simply named as such. Depending on their vineyard planting, this wine can consist of several, the end product reflecting the all and the everything. Equally so, never underestimate us South Africans, and as

A selection of some of the finest.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu said post our successful hosting of the World Cup football: “We South Africans continue to amaze ourselves”. For years we have had some highly respected blends such as Rustenberg, Meerlust, Kanonkop and Thelem. Now there is so much more choice in this growing market of exciting and dynamic wines, and some absolutely world class new blends. Some wonderful things are happening in Darling too. Many will be familiar with the well-established wines like Darling Cellars Kroon, Groote Post Old Man’s Red and White, and Ormonde Theodore Eksteen and Vernon Basson. Recently added to the line-up are the Duckitt wines from Cloof, the really innovative Cellarmaster numbered blends, 7, 8 and 9 from Darling Cellars and just arrived on my desk, a sumptuous Shiraz-Sangiovese from Fairview’s Darling Vineyards. So often we consumers get too bogged down by percentages and detail - from time immemorial wine has been about sharing, savouring and enjoying. There is a rural legend that years ago a group of SA winemakers were visiting cellars in France and one asked one of the leading Chateau owners as to how much wood they gave their wines, and to which the answer was “enough”! So enjoy the day, enjoy the wine in your glass and remember offer an occasional toast to all of those involved - the pruners, the pickers, the winegrower, and above all, Mother Nature, without whom all would be in vain. j FOR MORE INFORMATION: Charles Withington j 074 1941 711 www.darlingwine.co.za

competition! WIN a case of the 6 finest wine blends from Darling to the value of R500 from the Darling Wine Shop. To enter, send your name & contatct details to iloveyzer@gmail.com. Entries close: 28 Feb 2015 T&C’s apply. The Holiday Issue 2014/2015

I LOVE YZER DARLING 27


Fontana Takeaways will be open until 20:00 in the evenings during December. Closed on the following dates: 24 & 25 Dec 31 Dec & 1 Jan For orders or more information: T: 022 451 2058


dine Famous Farm Fare

Eightee1894 West Coast Food Heroes

O

n the Southern corner of the Yzerfontein/R27 Crossing you will find a West Coast institution – the famous Weskus Padstal. Most people who have driven the R 27 have stopped at the Weskus Padstal at some point to refresh, and most people come back again. The Farm Stall stays true to what it is, a farm stall. That is exactly what Oom Bennett wanted to create here, and has achieved. Rustic, yet very welcoming, you will find just about anything here, from their own produced preserves to beautifully baked fresh plaas brood. The pies have also become somewhat legendary. The food menu is short and sweet, offering boerekos that you do not usually find on restaurant menus. Sure there are the usual toasted sandwiches, but people drive far and wide to enjoy the affal (tripe) and oxtail. I got there relatively early, and the affal was not yet ready, so I opted for the Eisbein, however, Bodo insisted that I also try the West Coast Fish Pie. So when it all arrived, a feast of food was set in front of me. The Eisbein was certainly not a pretender, and it was exactly what one would expect - LARGE, crispy, and with just the right amount of fat! The fish pie was also lovely. I understand from Dawie that this is an old Yzerfontein recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation, so you are not going to find this pie anywhere else! On weekends there is a buffet breakfast and on Sundays Weskus Padstal pulls out all the stops with the Boere Buffet. Apart from the usual farm stall fare that is on offer, Weskus Padstal also boasts a large collection of exotic parrots. This, along with the play area and man-size chessboard is a great hit with children. Oom Bennet’s family now continues his legacy of maintaining the integrity of what he originally set out to do! So en-route to your festive season destination, make sure that you pop in to Weskus Padstal to refresh, or spend a bit more time and enjoy a meal there. When you visit my blog at www.PreserveThePig.com, you can read more about Weskus Padstal and other West Coast Food Heroes. j

WESKUS PADSTAL: Yzerfontein-R27 Intersection j 071 658 9167 www.westcoastfarmstall.co.za

R27 YZERFONTEIN | 071 658 9167 www.westcoastfarmstall.co.za WHITE & BROWN LIONS PARROT AVIARY PLANTS BREAD COLD DRINKS The Holiday Issue 2014/2015

TAKE-AWAYS PIES SWEETS & CHIPS COLD DRINKS TEA & COFFEE

I LOVE YZER DARLING 29


shop 4

3

1 2

9

7 8

5 6

11

12 13

10 14 15

16

18

17

19

20

21

1. The Real meal Revolution ♥ R315 ♥ Book League 2. Bamboo Radio ♥ R200 ♥ Pretty Cute 3. Hair Ontegrity Kit ♥ R171 ♥ McMaster Hair 4. Measuring Cups ♥ R195 ♥ The Marmalade Cat 5. NUXE Prodigieux Le Parfum ♥ R595 ♥ Megz 6. Sonneblom Health Rusks ♥ R68 ♥ Vygevallei Padstal 7. Lunch Box ♥ R88 ♥ Wild Flour 8. Snapp Wine Rack ♥ R999 ♥ Haus of Décor 9. MIES Body & Bath Oil ♥ R220 ♥ Chicory Cheese Café 10. Set of 4 Serviettes ♥ R120 ♥ Club Café 11 Soap Dish ♥ R45 ♥ Blue Square Pottery Studio 12. I ♥ Weskus Sunvisor ♥ R90 ♥ Vygevallei Farmstall 13. Door Stop ♥ R300 ♥ Pretty Cute 14. Lip Balm ♥ R11 ♥ Mike’s Pharmacy 15. Driftwood Wall Ornament ♥ 125 ♥ Club Café 16. Bacon Jam ♥ R38 ♥ Eighteen94 Curesmiths 17. Kid’s Purse ♥ R35 ♥ Haus of Décor 18. Vanilla Coffee Grinder ♥ R49 ♥ Wild Flour 19. Red Star Bucket ♥ R55 ♥ The Marmalade Cat 20. I ♥ Yzer Cap ♥ R90 ♥ Pretty Cute 21. Raffia Doll♥ R95 ♥ The Marmalade Cat Please refer to the BUSINESS DIRECTORY on P24 for contact details.

30 I LOVE YZER DARLING

The Holiday Issue 2014/2015


cook Fresh Fruit in a Floral Ice Basket by Cathy Hall

This refreshing fruit salad is a show stopper, perfect for hot summer days, elevated to a new level by a tot of liqueur.

Ingredients:

Mint syrup yy yy yy yy yy

1C water ½C sugar 1 strip orange rind 1 strip lemon rind 6 large fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped

Fruits

A variety of fruits such as melon, bananas, strawberries, grapes, pears and mangoes, cut into pieces.

preparation Syrup

Supplying meat to Yzerfontein & Darling. Hormone free, AAA Grade beef & lamb, Free range chicken Packed & Delivered to your door, weekly!! For price list & order form contact Esther Tel:0725995663

Email: huisvlys@gmail.com

yy Heat water, sugar and citrus rinds until sugar dissolves. Add mint leaves and boil for a few minutes. yy Remove from heat and cool. yy Refrigerate overnight to allow flavours to infuse. yy Strain syrup and pour over the fruit. yy Add a tot of clear liqueur, such as anisette or kirsch.

Ice Basket

yy Select a handful colourful, non-poisonous flowers like Nasturtiums and leaves. yy 2 bowls, similar shape but one slightly smaller. yy Line the sides of the bigger bowl with flowers & leaves. yy Carefully lower the smaller bowl into the larger one. yy Pour cold water into the space between the two bowls. yy Freeze for a few hours or until the water becomes ice. When ready to serve, run cold water over the inverted bowls until the ice bowl is eased from both bowls. Line a flat platter with nasturtium leaves and crushed ice and sit the ice bowl on the leaves and ice. Finally, fill the ice bowl with the fresh fruit salad j CATHY HALL j 083 326 4932 www.cookingbear.co.za j www.darlingdorpskoerant.co.za

DARLING VLEISMARK

13 HOOFWEG

DARLING 022 4922633

072 245 9549

THEDINERINYZIES@GMAIL.COM WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/THE-DINER-YZERFONTEIN

The Holiday Issue 2014/2015

I LOVE YZER DARLING 31


health

Vakansie Gesondheid deur Dr. Nico Nel

D

is weer daardie tyd van die jaar waar die dae langer word en die nagte korter. Tyd vir die kortbroeke aantrek en aktiwiteite in die buitelug. Tog is dit ook die tyd wanneer almal weer meer bewus word van sonbrand en velkanker en dies meer. Gesondheid in die vakansie is egter nie net beperk die beskerming van die liggaam teen die son nie. So kom ons neem ‘n oomblik en kyk gou na ‘n paar ander dinge wat ons in gedagte moet hou:

Insekte

Hierdie tyd van die jaar is daar weer meer muskiete en insekte wat agter ons lyf aan is. In die meeste gevalle is die simptome van jeukerigheid en effense rooier vel van korte duur en respondeer dit baie goed op die sistemiese anti-histamiene. In die geval van allergie teen bv. bysteke word dit aanbeveel dat ‘n Epi-pen op die persoon gedra moet word. Erger simptome sluit in swelling van die lippe, moeilike asemhaling, naarheid, hoofpyne en dies meer – soek mediese hulp in hierdie omstandighede. Onthou egter ook van bosluise en maak seker hoe om hulle korrek te verwyder. Gevaartekens sluit in hoofpyne, naarheid, gewrigspyne en algemene moegheid. Sonder antibiotika ontwikkel daar veluitslagte, pynlike geswolle gewrigte en dies meer. Indien onseker, soek eerder mediese advies.

Swemmer Oor Water van damme kan maklik bakterië by die oorkanaal laat inkom wanneer ons daarin swem of rondspeel. Die tipiese simptome is jeukerige pynlike ore met ‘n geel afskeiding soms. Antibiotika is nodig in meeste gevalle en u moet u dokter hiervoor raadpleeg. Vermy egter om die ore oor die algemeen te krap met vreemde voorwerpe en probeer die ore droog hou indien moontlik.

Ons oë word baie meer blootgestel aan die skade van die son in die somer. Lig weerkaats van die water of die sand en kan die oë baie beskadig. Dra ‘n pet of hoed soveel as moontlik tydens blootstelling en ‘n bril met goeie beskerming!

Voedsel

Somertye sien ‘n toename in gastroenteritis-simptome – naarheid, braking, diaree, hoofpyne en lyfseer (of kombinasies daarvan). Baie hiervan vind plaas weens die mikro-organismes wat van die warmer klimaat hou. Wees dus versigtiger met die voorbereiding en stoor van kosse. Meestal kan die probleem hanteer word met simptomatiese medikasie, maar indien die simptome voorduur word mediese advies aanbeveel.

Sonbrand

Onthou om altyd sonskerm te dra en dit gereeld weer aan te wend. Dra beskermende klere soos ‘n hoed. Probeer tussen 11am en 3pm uit die son bly. Met erge sonbrand help dit om ‘n koue stort of bad te neem en iets soos Voltaren gel te gebruik. Met sonsteek (naarheid, koors, gewrigspyne en dies meer na sonblootstelling) is dit dalk beter om u dokter te kontak. j

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dr Nico Nel j GP in Bellville j 082 467 3736 j 021 948 6223/4 j nico@drniconel.co.za

Come and meet us at

Buitekant Square Yzerfontein For all your pharmaceutical needs / Vir al jou farmaseutiese behoeftes Self-help photo print facility available / Self-help foto druk fasilitiet beskikbaar Telefoon / Telephone: 022 451-2095 Fax / Faks : 022 451-2074 Nood / Emergency : 071 521 3879 Email : info@mikespharmacy.co.za / www.mikespharmacy.co.za


beauty Happy Healthy Holiday Hair by Lizelle McMaster

Y

our hair needs a holiday just like you. This is a good time to treat your mane, after all fine feathers make fine birds. To bring life and shine back to your hair, try a weekly moisture treatment to rejuvenate and nourish your locks beautifully. YOUR HAIR NEEDS IT IN SUMMER! The summer sun, along with chemicals from the pool and salt from the ocean, can play havoc with your hair. The sun can dry out hair, bleach and damage it. Sun protection is one of the most important tips this summer. One quick way to add some protection is to run your hands lightly through your hair after applying sunscreen. Make sure you purchase your shampoo and conditioner from a good salon that has built-in UV protection. It also helps to get your hair wet before entering the water then it won’t absorb so much chlorine or salt. Put your hair up in loose comfortable styles. A messy braid, sexy ponytail, or what about that hat you’ve been dying to show off all winter? This is ideal for keeping your hair under control all day long and minimize exposure to the sun.

Having trendy hair is a necessity. The hottest hair colour trends this summer is ombre, platinum, dip dyes and rose gold reds. Be brave and ask your stylist to create a new look that will turn heads this holiday. This doesn’t only apply to woman but equally to men. Don’t you just love the modern hairstyles our men are showing off these days? She was the most beautiful creature on Earth - her hair said so in that language only hair can speak. Gabriel Bá j FOR MORE INFORMATION: Toy j Lizelle j 022 451 2014

Biosculpt Competition

Receive a Gel Overlay Nail Treatment to the value of R200. To enter: Send your name and contact details to: iloveyzer@gmail.com Entries close: 28 Feb 2015 T&C’s apply

Mnr & Mej Yzerfontein Datum: Plek: Tyd:

Ingangsfooi:

Inskrywingsfooi:

Oudersdomsgroep:

30 Dec 2014 Yzer Gemeenskap Saal 18:00 vir 19:00 R20 R50

We wish our clients a happy festive season and a prosperous new year!

Vanaf 16 jaar

Inskrywingsvorms beskikbaar by: Megz Hair & Beauty ♥ Haus of Decor ♥ Club Café Droograk Coffee Shop ♥ Weskus Padstal ♥ Die Stal Wild Flour Coffee Shop

Come and get a free consultation from Toy or Lizelle

Mej Yzerfontein 2014 sal op die voorblad van die volgende I ♥ Yzer Darling tydskrif verskyn.

Shop 3, Yzerfontein Business Centre, Buitekant Street, Yzerfontein 022 451-2014

Vir meer inligting kontak Wilna: 022 451 2974 ♥ wilna@hausofdecor.co.za

Mc Master Hair Yzerfontein

Jewellery by Roger

Hair on Main

In Darling

Happy Xmas & Prosperous 2015

Hairstylists for Men and Ladies

Surprise your loved ones with a handcrafted gift made by Roger

022 492 2487

BiO SCULPTURE GEL

Call Roger: 082 899 1844 022 492 2211

Permanent Nail Colour Darling & Yzerfontein

Cell: 083 627 6530 The Holiday Issue 2014/2015

I LOVE YZER DARLING 33


kids Inkleurprent deur: Catherine Kriel

ckpandacheeks@gmail.com

merry christmas!


kids DARLING COLLEGE A S C H O O L W I T H A D I F F E R E N C E by Marius Jerling

D

arling College, founded in 1998, is a private independent school in the heart of Darling. The school is dual medium and students are taught in both English and Afrikaans in each subject. The classes are small, allowing teachers to give special attention should a child need additional assistance. Darling College is registered with ISASA and the Western Cape Education Department. This year, our school was awarded for being top in the region in Mathematics and in the top 5 in the region for languages. Darling College offers a unique modern and progressive curriculum with a high standard for children from Grade 00 to Grade 7. Our grade 7 students move on to high schools all over the province and excel in these schools. The feedback from schools such as Somerset College, Bishops, Paarl Gymnasium, Boland Landbou and SACS about our students are always outstanding. The school offers a wide range of sports throughout the year. Athletics, mini-cricket, cricket, tennis, bowls and swimming in summer with rugby and netball during winter. Our school is highly respected amongst other schools in the Western Cape Region for its strong coaching abilities. Our coaches have represented Boland in cricket as well as Western Province, Boland and the SA College Team in netball, rugby and athletics. Many of our students have represented Swartland, Western Boland and Boland in both regional and national

tournaments. In 2013 Darling College student J P Groenewald represented Boland at the u/13 Craven Week. Besides the normal extra mural activities our students are also participating in activities such as Gymnastics, Gymkhana and Bowls. Darling College student A J Basson is an Air Gun shot representing Western Province and is ranked 7th in the country in his class. Our school participates in the Regional Eisteddfod every year, and we boast with many outstanding achievements. Our drama department never seems to rest with annual small productions that not only makes use of our own students but also draws in the greater community of Darling. We have a very strong art department and on several occasions have been awarded for its excellence in art by the Wild Flower Society. The school choir has regular local performances and our students have access to professional vocal, guitar and piano coaching. Darling College is a unique school that offers a unique experience for each student. Our beautiful environment and surroundings allow our students to explore and learn with practical experiences and outdoor education opportunities. The most amazing thing about our school is the fact that every student is encouraged to participate in all activities presented by our school, so that they have the confidence to face the outside challenges of life and to become the best they can be. I love my school because I feel loved. j FOR MORE INFORMATION: 022 492 3429 www.darlingcollege.org.za j principal@darlingcollege.org.za

JUMPING CASTLES & PARTY HIRE Nadine Le Roux 0846770077 nadineleroux@gmail.com

The Holiday Issue 2014/2015

I LOVE YZER DARLING 35


Social ILYD Issue 4 Event j 29 Aug j !Khwa ttu

aug

GPCM j 31 Aug j Groote Post Vineyards Yzerfontein Toerisme Bestuur j 2 September

sept

GPCM j 28 Oct j Groote Post Vineyards

ILWK Market j 5 Oct j Vygevallei Farmstall

oct

GPCM j 26 Oct j Groote Post Vineyards

Photos: Paul DarnĂŠ j I Love Yzer

ILWK Market j 7 Sep j Vygevallei Farmstall


pets

PARK MANNERS I by Kathy Clayton

am probably going to ruffle a few feathers with this article, but I have been prompted to write this, following an upsurge in complaints, not only from my friends, but from people who train with me and walk regularly in parks. Scenario 1: An owner with two dogs is walking in the park. In the distance are several owners walking their dogs in a group. As they get closer, the group of dogs race up to the two dogs and some of the dogs jump on top of the two dogs. The older dog is extremely nervous and immediately rolls on his back with some dogs on top; the younger dog is interested in greeting, wagging his tail, but one large dog jumps and pins him to the ground. The owner is told firmly by the leader of the group to Leave the dogs, they must sort it out amongst themselves. When the owner finally can’t take it any more, she says a firm Uh Uh, and gets her dogs away from the group and quickly moves off. Scenario 2: A group of children are playing and they see a child is walking towards them. As he gets closer the group of children rush up to him push him to the ground, sit on him, push him around. The child is not happy and will either fight off the other children, or lie there crying, or wait for them to go away. The person in charge of the play area tells the adults to Leave them alone, they must sort it out amongst themselves. So, what is the difference between the two scenarios? In my opinion - none! They are both incidents of BULLYING. One is with children and one is with dogs. The only thing that could be different, is that the adults probably wouldn’t listen to the person telling them to leave the children alone. I’m sure that an adult would go and help the child that is being bullied. So, why is it that people have the idea that it is alright to leave dogs to rush up to other dogs, jump on top of them and generally bully? Over the past year or two, people have become more aware that they need to walk and exercise their dogs. This is great, but it has also seen an increase in the number of people walking in public places. A large number of these dogs have never been socialized properly or been to some form of training. This means that when their owner calls them, they don’t listen and generally run around doing their own thing. There are now dog walking groups that meet and walk a number of dogs together. Wonderful for the dogs that now become friends and run and play together, but extremely intimidating for other owners and dogs to see a group of dogs racing towards them, and in 9/10 cases, some of these dogs in the group will jump on top of other dogs, play roughly and make the owner feel uncomfortable about having so many dogs around their dogs. There are also the owners when they see their dogs running towards other dogs that shout Don’t worry, my dog is friendly! or My dog is just a puppy! Well maybe that dog that they are running towards is walking quietly on a lead, because it has issues with other dogs. The owner doesn’t want a dog running up to their dog because that owner says it’s friendly. Of course, in most cases the dog running up cannot be recalled to its owner because it doesn’t listen. And, how many times has the

person walking their dog on a lead and trying to avoid other dogs get shouted at with Then why do you bring your dog to the park? Not fair, they have an equal right to walk in the public place, as everyone else does. There needs to be some park manners for owners and for dogs when walking in public. I believe that dogs should not rush up to other dogs, and especially not in a group. I have a rule in my puppy and training classes: Never allow your puppy/ dog on top of another dog. By teaching your dog that it is not allowed to jump on top of another dog, you will prevent this bullying from occurring. I know that I am not going to change the mindset of most owners and trainers, but I would like to state that I believe that this is bullying, and humans are against bullying in children, so why do we allow it to happen in dogs? It is time for everyone who takes their dogs on walks to be responsible and ensure that their dog behaves towards other dogs that are being walked. j FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kathy Clayton 011 783 3042 j 082 454 1750 kcdogs@global.co.za j www.kcdogschool.co.za Chairman of Dancing with Dogs in Africa Senior Accredited Animal Behaviour Consultant Professional Dog Trainer and owner of K C Dog School BA (UNISA) HDE (Johannesburg College of Education) Qualified KUSA Judge in Obedience, Agility, Dog Jumping, Dog Carting International judge for World Canine Freestyle Organization

The Holiday Issue 2014/2015

I LOVE YZER DARLING 37


we care H e t ta w i l Y z e r f o n t e i n s e b ra n d e r s h o o r b r e e k . deur Elsa Wolfaard

Y

zerfontein het pas nog ‘n gekwalifiseerde chef gekry! Mariehetta Jagman, of Hetta soos haar vriende haar noem, staan haar plek vol by die Wild Flour. Sy het pas ’n Vaardigheid-Sertifikaat in Basiese Voedsel-voorbereiding by die geakkrediteerde City and Guilds organisasie behaal. Ons haal ons hoed af vir Hetta wat ‘n ver pad geloop het om hier uit te kom. Sy is op die plaas Olyfenhout buite Wellington gebore, waar albei haar ouers gewerk het. Op tweejarige ouderdom het sy siek geword en ‘n baie hoë koors ontwikkel wat haar permanent doof gelaat het. Sy het haar skoolloopbaan by die Nuwe Hoopsentrum vir Gehoorgestremdes in Worcester voltooi, waar Huishoudkunde een van haar geliefkoosde vakke was. Daar sy met oorgawe gekook en gebak! ‘n Talent wat haar baie goed te staan kom. Hetta is enkellopend en bly in ‘n klein kamertjie in Yzerfontein. Sy voel soms alleen en verlang terug na haar tuisdorp, waar dit altyd woelig is met baie mense om haar. Hetta praat graag van Nadia Taljaard, die eienaar van Wild Flour: “Sy help my so baie, sy is so ‘n gawe mens. As ek haar nie kan verstaan nie omdat ek nie kan hoor nie, vra ek haar weer en dan verduidelik sy weer vir my van voor af! Eendag het ek vir haar genoem dat ek so graag ‘n kursus by ‘n chef skool wil bywoon en toe het sy ‘n blikkie in die koffiekroeg neergesit om geld in te samel vir my opleiding. Maar ai, dit het maar stadig gegaan! En toe gebeur daar iets onverwags en wonderlik! Een van ons kliënte, ‘n tannie wat gereeld in die koffiekroeg eet, bied aan om my klasgeld te betaal! Ek was so dankbaar. Nadia het my elke Maandag Langebaan toe geneem waar ek by Fransa van die chef skool in Langebaan klas geloop, eksamen geskryf en my eerste kwalifikasies bekom het. My kosbare sertifikaat hang teen my muur! My droom het waar geword!” Die blikkie staan nog steeds daar op die toonbank in Wild Flour want die dapper Hetta het nog ‘n groot droom. Nadia

gaan probeer om, met die hulp van elke inwoner en besoeker aan ons pragtige dorpie, die ongeveer R320,000 in te samel wat benodig word om vir Hetta ‘n Koglea-inplanting te gee sodat sy kan hoor vir die eerste keer sedert sy op tweejarige ouderdom doof geword het. So kyk maar uit vir die bussie op die toonbank van Wild Flour, want elke klein bydrae sal help! j VIR MEER INLIGTING: Nadia Taljaard Wild Flour j 082 325 4907 Donasies: Mariehetta Jagman Fund Yzerfontein Standard Bank j Rek # 086 228 269


we care

by Henre Pretorius

C

ancer is NOT an old persons disease. Herman is the reason that The Vrede Foundation came into existence. Originally from Cape Town, this Bellville boy is a blood brother of the now infamous Bellville rock scene elite, having played in high school rock bands with Afrikaans rock heavyweights, Francois van Coke and Wynand Myburgh. Herman, having worked on numerous shows including JIP, Meet the Fan, Meltdown, Beatlab and Selekta and having met and befriended many of the top bands in South Africa became the presenter of AMP. In late 2008 just after Oppikoppi, tragedy struck. Herman had been on excessive painkiller use for what he thought was backpain. It was during a routine stomach sonar that the specialist observed what they thought was a growth on Herman’s kidney. A lung x-ray confirmed their worst suspicions. The x-ray showed multiple tumours (lung metastases) on his lungs. On the 3rd of November 2008 the results were in; Herman had Stage 3 Testicular Cancer, with a secondary Lymph Cancer and Tertiary Lung Tumours. It was malignant. Herman was only 28 years old. And he had no medical aid. That day a fight began: A fight against an invisible enemy that was living inside of him. At the same time, The Vrede Foundation was born to simultaneously use Herman’s public image to speak out about cancer among the youth and to raise funds to assist with the cost of his treatments. Herman worked and fought to be a beacon of positive energy. He picked himself up and continued to spread the word

about cancer and how it affects young people. Through his work and everyday life, Herman made an undeniable impact on all who knew him or heard his story - giving information, hope and love to thousands of young people across South Africa. Unfortunately, the extent of the disease along with secondary complications from his last operation, were too much for his system to ultimately defeat. On Auguar 20th 2009, 8 days before his 30th birthday, Herman passed away. The Vrede Foundation continues in his name, determined to carry on with it’s goal to assist Young People with Cancer and to spread information about Cancer. All events and Foundation activities will forever embody the love of life and positive energy that Herman epitomised. If found early enough, and if treated aggressively, Cancer can be beaten. j

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.vredefoundation.co.za j info@vredefoundation.co.za Facebook j Vrede Foundation The Holiday Issue 2014/2015

I LOVE YZER DARLING 39


sleep

Isle de Yzer

I

sle de Yzer is a self catering holiday apartment with spectacular views over the bay. The apartment offers facilities for 2-8 people with 4 separate luxury double bedrooms, each with its own entrance from the pooldeck. There are two en-suite bathrooms and one large bathroom for the two bedrooms to share. It offers a fully equiped kitchen, indoor braai area, lounge with full DSTV and a large pool deck with a rim-flow swimming pool. Ample parking and laundry facilities also available. j FOR MORE INFORMATION: Maretha Roux 082 940 5119 j info@isledeyzer.co.za Facebook j Isle De Yzer Self Catering 50 Upper Rd j Yzerfontein www.isledeyzer.co.za

16 J CARTER Self Catering Holiday House 4 Bedrooms - Sleeps 8 Nadine - 084 6770077 nadine@iloveyzer.co.za

“Thank you! Thank you! Awesome place with an awesome view over the bay. We enjoyed our stay, will be back next year again!” Irene du Preez & Family “Wie het nodig om Hermanus toe te gaan om walvisse te sien. Ons het die beste view van die walvisse gehad uit die swembad en die pool-deck by Isle de Yzer. Dis ‘n fantastiese luukse plek en alles wat mens net kan aan droom om ‘n lekker romantiese naweek te vier! Perfek!” Andrea van der Walt & Verloofde “Die mooiste view oor die see, sonsak van die pool-deck en fasiliteite. Een woord…LIKE!” Sean


to do

Darling Mystery Trail

by Stephan Moser

T

he new Darling Mystery Trail offers fun and exercise to the whole family or group. It is a mix between geo caching and treasure hunt and takes visitors through the scenic historic village of Darling. Guests get their personal map at the Darling Museum, decide which path they would like to walk or ride, solve the riddles and find a treasure. The newly established Darling Mystery Trail combines history, fun and wit. The old village of Darling is rich in Victorian architecture and offers wonderful views on gardens and landscapes. Participants will read in mirror writing, search for a message in a bottle, find a hint on a mysterious flower or use a compass. All riddles are family-足friendly and arranged in the secure and relaxed surrounding of this quaint village. Each visitor gets a personal trail-足map for R25 at the Darling Museum. The individual start time is daily from 10am to 1pm. Depending on skill and the chosen path, the trail offers a relaxing 1.5 to 2 hours walk. A ride on the Mountain Bike is even quicker. To make it special for the younger generation some modern geo caching elements are added. Though it is fun to use, it is not necessary to use the GPS, the QR-足code reader and the compass on the smartphone.

When everyone is finished & solved the riddles, participants will get a treasure & stand a chance to win a Darling weekend for two worth R2000. The Darling Mystery Trail offers the perfect weekend entertainment with specials for families and groups. j A family-足package for 2 adults & 2 children: R75 Groups, clubs and companies are welcome to do the Darling Mystery Trail as an event. FOR MORE INFORMATION: 071 154 0243 info@darlingtourism.co.za j www.mysterytrail.co.za

The Holiday Issue 2014/2015

I LOVE YZER DARLING 41


Approved Service Provider


to do

I j Yzer

Feesmark deur Nadine le Roux

I

Love Yzer is begin deur drie tuisteskeppers, Christéle Breedt, Eldré Strydom en Nadine le Roux. In die eerste paar maande van 2013 het ons gesien hoe besighede een na die ander begin deure toemaak en kommersiële persele leeg staan. Ons het toe besluit om ons lewens vaardighede en kennis in te span om toeriste te lok na ons pragtige dorpie. In Mei 2013 is I Love Yzer gebore en ons het begin om ons toe te spits om 2 gebeurtenisse vir Des 2013 te reël, waaronder die I Love Yzer Feesmark op 16 Des 2013. Ons oog was onmiddelik op die Delarey plaas as ‘n terrein omdat die plaasgeboue soveel karakter het. Daar was ongeveer 40 uitstallers by die Feesmark waarvan die meerderheid plaaslike produsente en vervaardigers was. Van die plaaslike handelsmerke wat deelgeneem het aan die Feesmark was Darling Brew, Darling Mushrooms, Darling Pomegranades, Ormonde & Nuweland wyn, Hetbos Olywe, Eighteen94 Curesmiths en Whale Tale Café. Die Feesmark het 2663 kuiergaste gehad en meeste uitstallers het ook rekord verkope op die dag getoon. Na die sukses van die eerste Feesmark het ons besluit om dit ‘n jaarlikse instelling te maak. Ons glo die Feesmark maak ‘n definitiewe bydrae ter bevordering van toerisme, want dit lok nuwe besoekers wat kom inloer en sien watter pragtige dorpie ons het. Ons het ook onlangs ‘n 2de plek toekenning ontvang vir die gebeurtenis by die West Coast Tourism Awards. Hierdie jaar beloof om net so opwindend te wees. Die Feesmark vind 20 Des weer plaas op Delarey. Daar gaan lekker musiek wees vir atmosfeer en baie plek om lui lekker te kuier met ‘n glasie wyn of ‘n bier in die hand! Ons plaaslike kos stalletjies sal sorg dat jy nie honger huis toe gaan nie, want wat is nou lekkerder as ‘n Darling Gourmet Mushroom sosatie of ‘n stukkie salamie van Eighteen94 Curesmiths? Daar gaan ook hope vermaak vir die kinders wees met teikenskiet, ‘n springkasteel en vele meer. En wat van ‘n selfie met ‘n kameel in die agtergrond? Dit gaan nog ‘n heerlike Yzerfontein familie dag wees en ons hoop om ieder en elk daar te sien. j

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Eldré Strydom j 082 877 6677 eldre@iloveyzer.co.za j www.iloveyzer.co.za The Holiday Issue 2014/2015

I LOVE YZER DARLING 43


to do !Khwa ttu MTB Trail By Michael Daiber

E

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 022 492 2998 bookings@khwattu.org j www.khwattu.org

xperience a wonderful mtb ride with well marked trails Lagoon in the North and the breath-taking rolling hills of for all levels of riders. Variety, fun, relaxed, great views Darling. The Red Route has been laid out with great variety. at a family venue! No bundu-bashing. Good enough for Winding through granite rocks, along wheat fields, cattle camps the relaxing leisure riders or experienced riders while non-riders and the vineyards where Ormonde produce the best West can relax at the !Khwa ttu restaurant. Coast wines. The trail follows single tracks, jeep ROUTE FACTS: There are two trail options: The Green Route, track and narrow farm roads, yet it treasures a Total Distance: 32 km which is an 10 km varied single track on the !Khwa great flow, tons of bridges, and fast terrain. Long Total Assent: 840m ttu reserve that follows the herds of game. Pass Cost per Ride: R30 per person climbs makes this a good trail for experienced Opening hours: 7 days p.w. several waterholes, bird hides and even a replica and fit riders while experts can test their cornering 8am to 5 pm traditional San village. The thrilling route offers and speeding. Worth the drive from just about After hours can be arranged. excellent views and amazing game encounters. anywhere, you’ll want to ride every inch of trail Other cycling routes in the This is for the adventurer who wants more than before you leave! area worth visiting: Wolwefontein MTB Trail just riding on gravel roads and jeep tracks. The Additionally !Khwa ttu takes you on an exciting West Coast National Park highlight is dropping down an almost 20m granite journey of discovery into the world of Southern Langebaan MTB Trail rock face with a large water hole at the bottom. A Africa`s San or Bushmen people. In a spectacular Fossil Park MTB Trail safer route option is available. Riders are advised West Coast setting, a convenient one hour`s drive Koeberg MTB Trail not to ride beyond their ability on this part of the from Cape Town, experience a culture inspired trail. If in doubt get off and push. by ancient knowledge and traditional folklore. Besides theSanThe green route combines the best of game viewing, but guided walking tours !Khwa ttu presents delicious dishes, with takes you further afield along the second option, a 30 km Red awardwinning Ormonde, Alexanderfonein and Ondine wine Route. Cross the 2.5m game fence with a solid bridge to enter and good coffee in a cosy restaurant. If you want to stay at neighbouring properties. The terrain changes and the tempo !Khwa ttu for a few days there are luxury guest houses and on the wheat farm becomes more expanded, the climbs longer tented bush camps. By combining adventure, relaxation and and challenging. The views becomes spectacular with a crystal education !Khwa ttu will leave a lasting impression and a new clear view of Table Mountain in the South and the Langebaan understanding of the phrase San Spirit Shared. j


to do The West Coast

Fossil Park Home of the 5 million year old ‘Big 5’ by Patricia Groenewald

T

he West Coast Fossil Park was started in 1998 as part of the rehabilitation of the open-cast phosphate mine that operated from 1943 until 1993. The fossils were first made known to palaeontologists in 1958 and rescue operations began. Over a million specimens were removed and sent to the South African Museum in Cape Town. They are currently stored in Iziko’s Cenozoic Collection. More than 230 different species of animal have been described so far. Visitors who go on the guided tour are taken to the 80m2 covered dig site where the fossils have been left in situ. The guide also takes visitors behind-the-scenes to the laboratory, where the microfauna fossils and fossilized shark teeth are sorted. Skulls of some of the carnivores found here, such as the African Bear, can be seen in our museum which is open daily. The Sivatherium Coffee Shop is open during the operating hours to provide delicious meals and cakes for those who get hungry while exploring the past. Our curio shop stocks a variety of items, including a number of books related to rocks and fossils, Fossil Park postcards and other memorabilia. Activities such as the mock dig are available for kids to take part in and there is a play park where they can let off some energy. Other energy-releasers available are the 3.5km walking trail and the bicycle routes. We are open every day except New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day, so come on down, stop on by and experience the richest concentration of Miocene/Pliocene history in South Africa. j

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 022 766 1606 info@fossilpark.org.za j www.fossilpark.org.za


events

dec Art Exhibition 28 Nov – 28 Dec Darling Gallery Ben 082 796 3776

Art Exhibition 1-31 Dec Yzerfontein Rose 081 832 5940

I j Weskus Mark 7 Dec 10:00 – 15:00 Vygevallei Nadine 084 677 0077

Brain Power & Burgers 11 Dec 18:00 Brigs Barn 022 492 2451

Stranddiens 15-27 Dec Annika 076 588 0303

!Khwa ttu MTB Trail 13 Dec !Khwa ttu, R27 022 492 2998

Dit & Dat Mark 16-17 Des Yzer Saal 09:00 – 15:00 Pikkie 076 581 3948

Tennis Tournament 18 Dec Yzer Tennis Courts Jean 082 897 0777

Kerk Basaar 19 Des 18:00 Yzer NG Kerk Gideon 083 628 4508

Christmas Eve 24 Dec Strandkombuis Mardi 022 451 2360

merry christmas!

Pancake Party 29 Dec

I j Weskus Mark 4 Jan

4X4 Off Road 29 Dec

Colouring Competition 7 Jan

16:00 Kaijaiki Ages 6-12 René 083 335 8637

Swartbergsvlei Thys 082 563 0865

Vygevallei 10:00 – 15:00 Nadine 084 677 0077

15:00 Club Café Ami 078 452 8132

Mr & Miss Yzerfontein 30 Dec

Yzer Sport Club Karen022 451 2819

19:00 Community Hall Wilna 022 451 2794

Open Air Cinema 23 & 24 Jan

I j Yzer Feesmark 20 Dec

SPCA Dog Walk 27 Dec

09:00 – 15:00 Delarey, Yzerfontein Eldré 082 877 6677

Yzer Main Beach 08:00 R20pp, R10 per dog Roné 076 734 3853

Nuwejaars Dans 31 Dec

Groote Post Country Market 25 Jan

Yzer Triathlon Challenge 20 Dec

Valiant Swart & Band 27 Des

Family Lunch 21 Dec

Potjiekos Competition 27 Dec

Ricus Nel

19 Dec

20:00 Swartbergsvlei R100pp Alicia 084 593 2745

08:00 Yzer Main Beach Alfie 082 966 7166

12:00-16:00 Beulah Farm Stall Karen 083 233 5355

Concert in the Park 26 Dec

18:00 Delarey, Yzerfontein Eldré 082 877 6677

Yzer Sport Club Karen 022 451 2819

20:00 Yzerfontein Community Hall Gawie 083 379 6044

Happy new year!

jan

Carols by Candlelight 22 Dec

Groote Post Country Market 28 Dec

Beach Boeresport

Groote Post Winery 10:00 – 15:00 Eldré 082 877 6677

09:00 Yzer Main Beach Toni 061 404 8823

Kersfees Mark 23-24 Des

Touch Rugby 29 Dec

!Khwa ttu MTB Trail 3 Jan

18:00 Yzer Harbour Karen 083 453 2336

Yzer Sport Klub Karen 022 451 2819

Yzer Main Beach Riaan 083 264 9094

2 Jan

!Khwa ttu, R27 022 492 2998

Darling Lodge Stephan 022 492 3062

Groote Post Winery 10:00 – 15:00 Eldré 082 877 6677

Darling Music Experience 30 Jan - 5 Feb Darling Alfred 072 015 1653

feb I j Weskus Mark 1 Feb Vygevallei 10:00 – 15:00 Nadine 084 677 0077

Groote Post Country Market 22 Feb Groote Post Winery 10:00 – 15:00 Eldré 082 877 6677

For event updates visit our facebook page & website j Send your event info to nadine@iloveyzer.co.za


Profile for I Love Yzer

Ilyd5 combined pdf  

Ilyd5 combined pdf  

Profile for iloveyzer
Advertisement