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OLYMPIC CONTENDER

CANDICE NEETHLING

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WINTER2012 4 10 REASONS TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE 5 BILLSBEST HOLIDAYS 6 PROTECT OUR MARINE BIODIVERSITY

7 WOZA WINTER 7 WATCH THE OCEAN COME ALIVE WITH C-FREAKS 8 MEET THE DIVE MASTERS 8 RESPONSIBLE FISHING 9 DISCOVER THE SURFERS SECRET 10 UGU JAZZ FESTIVAL 11 WHAT'S ON THIS WINTER?

12 TASTE 12 NEW SUSHI EXPRESS AT HARBOURVIEW SPAR 13 LIVING LA VIE BOHEME AT THE BURLESQUE CAFÉ 14 FOODIES! GET SEASONAL SAVVY! 15 THE GOURMET ZONE. DINING EXPERIENCES TO TRUST... 16 PORTUGUESE CUISINE PRESENTED BY MAC BANANAS

19 WILD 18 NEW WATER PARK MAKES A SPLASH! 19 GO WILD AT CROCWORLD 20 VIEW SITES AND WILDLIFE - GET CLICKING 21 CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF ADVENTURE WITH WILD 5 22 WHAT'S THE BUZZ ABOUT MTB? 23 EXPERIENCE LAKE ELAND GAME RESERVE

24 PLAY 24 COME AND PLAY SELBORNE'S GREENS 25 PUTT WITH THE PROS 26 SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN'S OPEN 27 KIDS FUN ZONE - KARTS, CROCS AND CAMPING 28 MEET OUR COVER GIRL - CANDICE NEETHLING

30 BODY 30 CAMELOT SPA - WHERE WELLNESS IS A DESTINATION 31 THE HEALING TOUCH OF JAY MAHARAJ 32 HIBISCUS PRIVATE HOSPITAL CELEBRATES 15 YEARS 33 LET YOUR INNER BEAUTY SHINE WITH IN SENSE ORGANIC SPA 34 WINTER BODY AND BEAUTY 35 MEET LUCY ROBERTS FROM SENSASIA DAY SPA

36 FLAIR 36 LIVE FOR COFFEE WITH BEAVER CREEK COFFEE ESTATE 37 WHAT IS FLAIR? 37 REJUVENATE YOUR SENSES AT THE GORGE 38 LIVE YOUR BRAND! 39 A CELEBRATION OF ART, WINE AND MUSIC AT RIVERBEND 40 BE WOWED BY THE ZULU HEARTLAND WITH WOWZULU 41 GET WARM THIS WINTER WITH S'KHUMBA CRAFTS & QUIKSILVER WETSUITS 42 ALFRESCO LIVING WITH THE EXPERTS 43 ENJOY PARADISE AND SPLENDOUR ON THE SOUTH COAST

44 PLAN 44 MAKE IT MAGICAL WITH BEACH WEDDINGS 45 PLAN YOUR BIG DAY ON THE SOUTH COAST 46 THE EXPERTS HELP YOU TO GET MARRIED IN STYLE 47 UNWIND IN LUXURY AT UMTHUNZI BOUTIQUE HOTEL 48 PREMIER HOTEL EDWARDIAN - WHERE GUESTS BECOME FRIENDS 49 THE ESTUARY COUNTRY HOTEL - YOUR PLACE IN PARADISE 50 TAKE YOUR TEAM TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH WILD 5 TEAMBUILDING 50 THE GORGEZ VIEW - A GREAT ALL-ROUNDER 51 GET DOWN TO BUSINESS AT THE MARGATE HOTEL

52 LEADERS 52 INVEST IN YOUR OWN PIECE OF PARADISE WITH WAKEFIELDS 53 NPC-CIMPOR - BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS & WORKING TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE 54 GET YOUR POINT ACROSS! 55 BEEKMAN GROUP - THE EMPLOYER OF CHOICE 56 BEFORE YOU CHECK IN, CHECK OUT… 58 VIDICOM - THE CENTRE OF YOU it WORLD!

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CONTRIBUTERS

TEAM

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go online

WHATS ON OUR WEBSITE?

ON THE COVER

Creative Director Gabrielle Labuschagne gabi@southcoaststyle.co.za Editorial Directors Galia Hillhouse galia@southcoaststyle.co.za Karen Da Rosa karen@southcoaststyle.co.za Accounts Sandi Hill sandi@southcoaststyle.co.za Website and Social Networking Chantelle Donald Advertising and Marketing South Coast Style 039 695 2630 branding@southcoaststyle.co.za Affiliations UGU South Coast Tourism 039 682 7944 The Southern Explorer 039 316 8221 Photography James Carlsen Printing Impress Printers www.impressweb.co.za Distribution www.southcoaststyle.co.za South Coast Style Postnet Suite 402 Private Bag X709 PORT SHEPSTONE 4240 Address 4 Edinburgh Road, Umtentweni

1. We’re Likeably Local! The content is relative to KZN South Coast locals and visitors alike. 2. Dip into our up-to-date Directory. Find what you need from A to Z, in our user-friendly Likeable Local, (Ugu South Coast Tourism’s Member Directory) 3. The Content is freshly-picked! The articles are up-to-date and relevant. 4. For the love of food! Restaurants, Recipes and Reviews. 5. It’s about knowing what’s Showing! Find out what’s on at the movies (Ster Kinekor, Shelly Centre). 6. Like us on Facebook! Become part of our network. 7. Umbrellas or Sunscreen? Be prepared with the daily weather forecast. 8. The Power of Positivity! Enjoy uplifting and inspiring content. 9. Dive into Paradise! Check out the underwater conditions with the Weekly Dive Report, courtesy of Aqua Planet.

candice neethling

ARTICLE SPONSOR: NPC-CIMPOR PHOTO CREDIT: James Carlsen

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10. Keep up-to-date with the Latest Tourism Trends… It’s all there in the Talking Tourism Blog.

CONTACT Our goal in producing this magazine is simple: to promote the South Coast as the exciting destination that it is, but to do so in a fresh and innovative way! We hope that you enjoy reading it, and that it will remain on the top of your magazine rack… to refer to often! Published bi-annually, this lifestyle magazine is all about living in paradise and loving it… Contact us with your suggestions on 039 695 2630 or info@southcoaststyle.co.za Copyright Copyright © South Coast Style Reproduction without permission is prohibited. All rights reserved.


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come as you are... FAMILIES & PET FRIENDLY Small and large families can make themselves at home in the small coastal village of Ramsgate. Choose your beach cottage to suit your needs. There is also a selection of pet friendly accommodation, so you can take along your best friend.

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You deserve it RAMSGATE BEACH BREAK-AWAY At BillsBest Holidays in Ramsgate you can rely on a consistent standard of presentation, cleanliness, comfort and friendly service. Guests can phone at anytime should they need assistance, all units have DSTV (card provided) and DVD players and all units are serviced daily (except Sundays).You can walk to the beach within 10 to 60 seconds from any of the units! Their rates are all inclusive - so there are no hidden costs and linen and towels are provided. The extensive selection of accommodation throughout Ramsgate will suit everybodyÂ’s requirements and includes cabanas, holiday cottages, apartments, duplexes the Boathouse Bed & Breakfast and Rock Inn.

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EZEMVELO KZN WILDLIFE

WINTER

THE OCEANS OFF KZN SUSTAIN AN ASTONISHING DIVERSITY OF SEA-LIFE. AROUND 2500 SPECIES OF FISH HAVE BEEN RECORDED, BUT THESE ARE NOT THE ONLY INHABITANTS OF THESE WATERSÂ…

PROTECT OUR

E N I R A M BIODIVERSITY by keeping our beaches

litter-free!

Invertebrates, such as shellfish and lobsters, reptiles (the leatherback turtle nests up near Cape Vidal), a large number of seabirds - even the mystical mammals of the deep - dolphins and whales, during their seasonal migration - contribute to the rich biodiversity. Sharks, often the most misunderstood of the sea creatures, also form an integral part of this intricate network of marine ecosystems. South Coast Reef Systems, Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks, are famous for their prolific shark-life. Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife's Marine Division has a dedicated and highly-trained group of honorary officers (volunteers) that are stationed along our KZN's 620 kilometres of coastline. These Honorary Officers, which include commercial class 3 & 4 divers, supplement and support KZN Wildlife staff in carrying out their management goals and objectives, and play a role in developing and implementing awareness programmes aimed at promoting an understanding of the marine environment.

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Pollution is extremely harmful to our abundant sealife. Did you know that plastic packet can take up to 12 years to degrade? A plastic container may take up to 80 years! Marine mammals are particularly susceptible, as they can swallow these manmade substances, even get caught entangled in them. Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife joined the International Coastal Cleanup for the first time in 1996. Volunteers from over 90 countries participate in this project, which is aimed at not only cleaning up beaches, but educating the public in adopting a "prevention is better than cure" approach to pollution, including litter. When you visit the beach again, make a point of leaving the beach a little cleaner than you found it. Set an example by refraining from littering. Instead, use the receptacles provided. If you would like to become involved in the next Beach Cleanup, e-mail Musa Mntambo mntambo@kznwildlife.com

VERNON CROOKES

ORIBI GORGE

SKYLINE

MPENJATI

UMTAMVUNA

MEMBER NUMBER - 105 TOUR 1 - PAGE 9 CALL - 039 974 2222

MEMBER NUMBER - 313 TOUR 3 - PAGE 22 CALL - 039 679 1644

MEMBER NUMBER - 445 TOUR 4 - PAGE 29 CALL - 039 315 0112

MEMBER NUMBER - 826 / 827 TOUR 8 - PAGE 47 CALL - 039 313 0531

MEMBER NUMBER - 916 TOUR 9 - PAGE 51 CALL - 039 311 2383

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Conservation, Partnerships & Ecotourism


ESCAPE TO THE WATER WONDERLAND OF KZN, WHERE THE WARMTH OF OUR LOCAL HOSPITALITY ALWAYS SHINES... OUR TEMPERATE WINTERS MAKE THE SOUTH COAST A 365 DESTINATION!

WINTER

C-FREAKS

watch the indian ocean come alive with

ENCOUNTER THE RUSH OF THE SARDINE RUN PHENOMENON FIRST HAND WITH C-FREAKS. BLOW YOUR MIND WITH THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE, AS YOU FEEL THE THRILL OF FACING THIS MARINE SAFARI UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL!

Be exhilarated by the salty splash of sea-spray as you launch through the surf, into a teeming marine play-park. Explore the coastline from the other side of the waves… definitely put this on your to-do list! C-Freaks’ Pleasure Boat-trips are not only brimming with fun for the entire family, they are also educational! Learn about the sea, experience wave jumps, even stop for a swim… You can see varied aquatic life such as dolphins, whales, whalesharks, sharks and sea-birds. What’s more, your

experience is captured on DVD, so that you can share it with your envious friends back on terra firma.

If you prefer the thrills of underwater scenery, Shark Cage Diving is your ticket to come face to face with species such as Zambesi, Hammerhead, Blacktip and Tiger Sharks.

EXPERIENCE THE SARDINE RUN WITH C-FREAKS! Member Number: 516 Tour 5: Page 33 Call: 082 379 4073

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DIVETHESARDINE RUN

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meet the dive

MASTERS

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced diver, the KZN South Coast famous diving sites, Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks will cater to your needs. South Coast Style is proud to recommend the following dive masters...

KYM POLLARD

A trusted Dive Master based in Shelly Beach, who grew up in Durban where she spent her every waking moment enjoying activities relating to the ocean.

Kym’s passion for diving began fifteen years ago in the Red Sea and it was love at first ‘dive’ – she knew there was nothing else that she wanted to do, and a successful career began. Upon returning to South Africa she continued towards her dream, and is now one of the most qualified and experienced Instructors. Her favourite dive site is Protea Banks – a famous shark and gamefish dive. PADI Staff Instructor Speciality Instructor NAUI Instructor Sharklife Instructor Owner of Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter

AQUA PLANET www.aquaplanet.co.za

Member Number: 418 Tour 4: Page 26 Call: 039 315 7524 or 082 877 3966 John has 16 years of Scuba Diving experience in diving with sharks on the coral reefs and has been involved in numerous documentaries for NGO and Animal Planet. John felt it was important for people to be able to view sharks in the open sea and learn more about these amazing animals, in order to help them overcome their fear of sharks, brought about by media and the movie JAWS! Our coastline and marine life has so much to offer - from the Whales, Dolphins and Sardine Run Phenomenon, and it is important for people to realize how lucky we are to see these amazing animals. John is passionate about the protection and conservation of our marine life. Anyone from the age of 8 years old can come and experience a Cage Dive!

JOHN MILLER Scuba diving expert John Miller, a pioneer in Shark Cage Diving in KZN, is based at Park Rynie.

SHARK CAGE DIVING www.sharkcagedivingkzn.com

Member Number: 101 Tour 1: Page 9 Call: 082 373 5950

There’s nothing fishy about these Acronyms … The South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) is an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) South Africa, in collaboration with other networking partners. It aims to inform and educate everyone involved in the seafood trade… from wholesalers to diners, on the sustainability of our local fish stocks. In 2007 The Responsible Fisheries Programme, which focussed on sustainable fishing practises, was brought together with SASSI to form the Responsible Fisheries Programme (RFP).

CHOOSE WISELY

HELP SAFEGUARD OUR RESOURCES FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Think again! (stock is heavily over fished) Good choice but there’s better (stock exploited with sustainable levels) Go for it! (stock is not experiencing heavy fishing presure)

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To learn more visit www.wwfsassi.co.za Download the SASSI table and get to know your Green List!


DISCOVER THE SURFERS

Yes, we can help you get there by teaching you to surf. We give young and old the chance to experience the thrill of surfing by offering surf lessons where we supply everything. The preferred age is from about 10 years old and up. Your certified instructor has a sound knowledge of the tides and rip currents - so you are in good hands. It is reassuring to know that you or your kids will only be waist deep, with the instructor at all times, so no worries! Remember - before you dive in and 'get on board', never compromise safety in the water. Ensure that your lessons are conducted by a certified Surfing South Africa Instructor. Ant is the 1978 International SA World Champion and he has coached the very successful SA Masters teams from 2007 to present day.When you are first learning it is advisable that you learn on a soft board, which are specifically designed for people who are being taught for the first time. These boards are very user friendly and far softer than the regular fibre glass ones. The big plus is you don't hurt yourself, or others! Come visit us at our store to discover more about surfing culture, techniques, wetsuit and surfboard purchases, rentals and surfboard repairs.

Ant Brodowicz

WINTER

LEARN 2 SURF

SECRET

woza Stop for one minute and imagine paddling onto a wave - wind and spray in your face, catching the wave then dropping down the face, doing that hard bottom turn, ducking to avoid the lip that is about to envelop you and then pulling into this liquid tube of moving water - having the ride of your life! This experience can be yours after a few lessons with Ant Brodowicz - one of the most widely celebrated and experienced surfers this country has produced.

SLADE PRESTWICH WHO WAS ON THE SOUTH COAST STYLE 2011 SUMMER COVER, WON THE QUIKSILVER PRO JUNIOR 2012 CHAMPIONSHIPS.

LURN TO SURF WITH SURF ACTION Member Number: 507 Tour 5: Page 31 Call: 039 317 3604

keep warm this winter

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feelthe woza WINTER

BEAT

Swop your winter woollies for flip flops, t-shirts and beach fun.Get off the highways, ditch the briefcases and bring your inner child out to play! Winter is the best time of year on the South Coast! Even the sardines escape to the South Coast for their annual holiday! View a Natural Marine phenominon this winter!

IE S L O O W R E T IN W

OR

FLIP FLOPS?

365

the south coast is a

Facebook Ugu Jazz Festival www.ugujazzfestival.co.za 078 112 7457 or 039 685 5627

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HOLIDAY DESTINATION

On average, the Winter temperature on the KZN South Coast fluctuates between 16 - 25 degrees. In comparison, Gauteng’s Winter average starts at below freezing and moves up to around 16 degrees... Think about it - Gauteng’s maximum temperature is our coldest day! Birds migrate to warmer temperatures in Winter, so why shouldn’t you?


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WINTER

Come play with us...

SARDINE BEACH FESTIVAL 24 JUNE TO 13 JULY 2012

The beach is the place to be this winter, where it's all about free entertainment and priceless memories! Get active with these energetic beach sports - beach volleyball, cricket and rugby; Parade in Eye-candy paradise Participate in, or support the line-up of fun fashion shows; Get hands-on by competing in a sandcastle contest. Party to the hot line-up of cool sounds at the Afrikaans Music Festival. CONTACT: vicky@wozaniafrica.co.za or VISIT: www.wozaniafrica.co.za

PORTUGUESE MARINERS FESTIVAL 13 TO 15 JULY2012

Spice up your winter diary with this annual celebration of the Portuguese culture and its maritime origin on the South Coast. An eclectic cultural mix of entertainment including an exhibition of international dance styles, Jazz and more. The weekend's highlights include: Friday night: The big night out -p-a-r-t-y time with some of SA's hottest DJ's; Saturday night: German Beermaid-fes with top class entertainment; Sunday: Prawns on the Lawns and Beach Treasure Hunt - Join in the attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record for the world's biggest treasure hunt ever! Weekend kids' entertainment: Kids Festival, Oros Shipwrecks and Jellytots Maze! CONTACT: vicky@wozaniafrica.co.za or VISIT: www.wozaniafrica.co.za

THE RAMSGATE FAYRE 3 - 4 NOVEMBER 2012

Journey back in time as the quaint village of Ramsgate transforms into a vibrant vintage marketplace. Shop at leisure for organic produce, antiques & collectables, bric-a-brac and all things fabulous! Don't miss out on this weekend of Art in the Park, vintage cars, Jazz music and wholesome, olde-fashioned food - prepared with love. E-mail Vicky at info@theburlesquecafe.com or visit www.theburlesquecafe.com for details.

THIS

G N I M O C SUMMER

WOZANI AFRICA EVENTS WILL ONCE AGAIN BE TOURING TO ALL OF THE TOP BEACHES IN SOUTH AFRICA OFFERING FAMILIES NON STOP FREE FESTIVAL FUN! Summer Beach Tour 12th - 31st December 2012

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Feast upon the finest local cuisine, enrich your senses and surrender to unforgettable dining experiences! The South Coast has it all… heritage, hospitality and heavenly food.

“Everyone eats and drinks, but few appreciate taste.” CONFUCIUS (551-479 BC)

taste

DELI-CIOUS SUSHI… PREPARED

CHOP CHOP

NUTRITIOUS, FASHIONABLE & GREAT FOR THE WAISTLINE.....

Thanks to Harbour View Superspar’s Sushi Express deli counter, it is now quick and affordable too! Impress your guests with a delectable platter or keep it all to yourself. You will be amazed at the wide variety of sushi that is available, and there are even vegetarian options for those of you who are looking for a slightly tamer option! Savour your sushi together with tantalising flavours of soya sauce, wasabi and pickled ginger. Give chopsticks a try, but if you’re no Mr Miyagi, you can always use your fingers… Do not be intimidated – Harbour View makes sushi accessible to everyone. Go ahead and give it a try!

SUPERSPAR’S SUSHI EXPRESS Enjoy authentic sushi expertly prepared by Sushi Chef Feng Xing Qiang!

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www.spar.co.za Harbour View Spar: 039 688 1660

My Spar www.facebook.com/HarbourViewSuperSpar

Spacious aisles, relaxed shopping ambience and a great variety of grocery items make Harbour View Superspar a great shopping experience. The 1800 square metres of shopping space includes a bakery, fruit & veg section, deli counter and Michael Frey’s Fresh Meat butchery. The coffee shop, conveniently situated at the back of the store, offers well-priced, delicious light meals… even a popular Sunday buffet!


LIVING LA VIE BOHÈME AT THE

E U Q S E L BUR

taste

Living la vie Bohème at the Burlesque CAFÉ

CAFÉ

To enhance your dining experience, owner Vicky ErasmusWentzel has carefully considered every imaginable detail, right down to the ambient music – a tasteful mix, including nostalgic Edith Piaf and chilled Café del mar.

STEP FROM THE SIDEWALK ONTO A FANCIFUL PATIO OF FLOWERING POTTED PLANTS, MIX-AND-MATCH FURNITURE AND SHABBY-CHIC FLAMBOYANCE. The delightful and welcoming street-café aromas will seduce your senses as you consider which colourful little nook you’d like to make your own for the next hour or two… Whether you choose indoors or out, you’ll surely linger for a while…

When it comes to ordering off the menu, you may end up asking your waitron to give you a little more time. The selection includes staple European-style, seasonal signature dishes and daily chalkedin blackboard specials. The latter can be anything from a Crayfish Carnival Club Sandwich - layers of grilled crayfish, avocado, mozzarella and pancetta in toasted (homemade) rye, to an almost sinfully-delicious Chocolate Cheesecake. As far as possible the produce is organic and locally-sourced. Vicky, having just returned from an epicurean journey to France, has compiled her winter menu with distinctly (ooh-la-la) French flair. A steaming bowl of winter broth, such as Leek & Potato served with crusty homemade bread, will do the trick in warming your heart and soul on a chilly day. New additions will include Marrow on Toast, Coquilles St Jacques a la Parisienne (Scallops with mushrooms and cream), Sweet Pumpkin Omelette and a new take on an old favourite, Crepes Suzette. You will also get to taste an authentic, homemade le chocolat chaud (hot chocolate) - oh, how could we ever break off our love affair with chocolate? Aside from the new, old favourites such as the Moulin Rouge burger, have been given a new twist. The patties will now be made from organic ground beef and seasoned with coriander, lemon zest, garlic, fresh thyme and a dash of ouzo. "We are in the process of launching our new range of bottled goods, aptly labelled "Bliss". The range will be endorsed by an international television celebrity chef and stocked by a national food chain". Burlesque will announce the details on

Gourmet, with a touch of bohemian bliss...

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taste INTRODUCING

N O R F SAF

CHEFS

Why Saffron Chefs? Saffron is a prized, exotic spice which embodies the rare commodities of quality and mystery in a single entity. It is for this reason that the name Saffron Chefs is so apt for this talented trio who are setting tastebuds a flutter! Their intention is to provide a food experience that is exquisite and out of this world. An experience never to be forgotten where clients leave filled with a taste sensation beyond their imagination, their mouths watering until the next delectable feast.... Saffron Chefs was born auspiciously on Women’s Day 9 August 2010, by mother and daughter team Gail and Alexis Mortimer, well known community members of KZN Lower South Coast. Alexis is a highly qualified chef, and her culinary expertise can be attributed to having trained and worked with the gastronomic elite: The Christina Martin School of Food & Wine, The SA Chef Academy, under acclaimed SA chef Garth Stroebel, Lynton Hall with Richard Carstens and 5 Star Relais Châteaux in Plettenburg Bay.

Saffron Chefs has recently been joined by Rob Mortimer, who together with his wife Gail, attend to the daily running, marketing and management side of this dynamic business. Saffron Chefs Specialize In: • Private functions • Catering • Training and Development

For further information, or how to tailor make your cooking experience and to book your classes call Gail: 082 786 8906 or email gail@saffronchefs.co.za Visit Saffron Chefs at their new home at Spillers Wharf, Port Shepstone, from 3 July 2012!

S E A S O N A L SAVVY by Alexis Mortimer

Winter reminds us of those cosy nights tucked up in blankets around the fireplace sipping delicious steaming cups of soup, with hot home-baked chunky bread, and reminiscing about the good times in our lives. You will be spoilt for choice by selecting from the delicious fresh produce on offer this winter:

FRUIT AVOCADOS • BANANAS • CAPE GOOSEBERRIES • GRAPEFRUIT GUAVAS • KIWI FRUIT • KUMQUATS • LEMONS • NAARTJIES ORANGES • PAW-PAW • PEARS • GRANADILLAS

VEGETABLES AUBERGINE • BEETROOT • BROCCOLI • BRUSSELS SPROUTS BUTTERNUT • PUMPKIN • CABBAGE • CARROTS • CAULIFLOWER CELERY • CHICORY • FENNEL • GINGER • GREEN BEANS • LEEKS MUSHROOMS • PARSNIPS • PEAS • POTATOES • BABY SPINACH SWEET PEPPERS • SWEET POTATOES • WATERCRESS WATERBLOMMETJIES • PACHOI • TOMATOES • RADISHES

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We can already smell those fragrant aromas from your Butternut Soup waiting to tantalise our taste buds…


GOURMET ZONE

Celebrate the finer things in life and let your tastebuds dance through the Gourmet Zone of the South Coast. These are dining experiences that you can trust…

taste

trattoria la terrazza food from italy and beyond…

the cellar boutique restaurant Chef and Owner of the Cellar,Dylan Smith studied at The Royal Hotel in Durban and at Christina Martin School of Food and Wine. After working under Chef Andrew Draper at Harvey's and Naked on 9th he moved on to Head Chef at the newly opened Society on Florida Road in Durban which earned a Top 100 in SA status (and a feature on Top Billing). Returning home after a stint as a private chef in the south of France - Dylan and his wife Kate, decided to open The Cellar Boutique Restaurant at Honeywood, wanting to offer South Coaster's a unique fine dining experience. With exciting flavour combinations and sometimes exotic ingredients, it's always a treat dining at the Cellar. Receiving a star from Ann Stevens two years running and recently been rated the Best Bistro on the East Coast, its hard to find a reason not to try out this hidden gem.

Voted one of SA’s Top 100 Restaurants!

RATED BEST BISTRO ON THE EAST COAST BY EAT OUT

• Savour superb contemporary Italian Food in the most picturesque beach and river setting, overlooking the Umkobi Estuary. Spectacular! • Established in 1992 By Nicci and Massimo Negra, who invite you to step into another world where the ambience is unbeatable and the food sublime… • Trattoria La Terrazza is renowned for timeless elegance and unsurpassed quality which has resulted in a loyal fan base who addictively return for more! • Enjoy the unhurried pace, innovative menu, top notch service and an extensive wine list.

Member Number: 251 Tour 2: Page 31 Call: 039 695 1036 Website: www.honeywoodsa.co.za

Member Number: 701 Tour 7: Page 31 Call: 039 316 6162 Website: www.trattoria.co.za

BOOKINGS ARE RECOMMENDED

casa toscana Foodies in search of savouring an authentic Italian dining experience should look no further than the welcoming ambience of Casa Toscana, which literally means “Tuscan Home”. This delightful restaurant boasts breathtaking views, unsurpassed hospitality and delicious food – which are all reasons for their loyal following, who continue to flock to their doorstep.

Their focus is on the best locally sourced ingredients which are then carefully prepared and served with aplomb. Rich, robust flavours complement the abundance of fresh food used in all the dishes, and it’s a taste experience you’re likely to remember for a long time. Mario and Marisa Toniolo, together with food aficionado Andrea Boffi await to entice your tastebuds and transport you to the hills of Tuscany with their mouthwatering food. Bellisima!

BOOKINGS ARE RECOMMENDED

Southern Explorer Member Number: 805 Tour 8: Page 45 Call: 039 313 0058 / 078 541 8234 Website: www.casatoscanaristorante.co.za

Casa Toscana is proud to be one of only three restaurants in South Africa to be awarded the ‘Ospitalità Italiana’ Seal of Quality. www.southcoaststyle.co.za

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LET EXCITING PORTUGUESE FLAVOURS SPICE UP YOUR LIFE THIS WINTER!

taste Mac Banana Food Emporium explains that the secret to extracting authentic Portuguese flavours depends on the use of herbs and spices (tempero), especially a liberal touch of the magical piri-piri. With meat, chicken, seafood, salad or vegetables, the fragrance of these flavourings results in a truly sensory experience. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are always desirable.

HOT

STUFF

VINHA D’ALHOS

An important centrepiece of Portuguese Food is the salad… so get creative with succulent tomatoes, fresh cucumber, crispest of lettuce, peppers, olives, and a touch of cheese. And last, but not least – remember the bread!

Classic marinade used in Portuguese cuisine. It literally means “Wine of Garlic”.

Use this wonderfully versatile marinade to turn a meal into a marvel! 2 cups of dry white wine 1 cup white wine vinegar Juice of 2 lemons 1/3 cup olive oil 5-7 garlic cloves, crushed 1 onion, chopped 4 T parsley, chopped 2 bay leaves 2 T oregano 2 T chilli flakes 2 T paprika 2 T black pepper Mix all the ingredients in a glass container and enjoy! The smell is intoxicating!

Portuguese cuisine is inevitably linked to the sea, and the ocean’s bounty makes for a delicious mix of flavours. Fresh sardines cooked on the braai make a delicious appetiser and are also inexpensive. Marinade them in a flat glass dish and then braai them over hot coals for 5 to 7 minutes. To make turning the fish easier, insert a halved bamboo skewer into the mouth of each sardine. Serve the sardines with fresh white bread and a glorious fresh salad. If you are looking to elevate the experience, then replace these with butterflied prawns, which you continuously baste… The Portuguese are the emperors of chicken culinaria – so spice up a roast chicken with a dose of Portuguese flair by brushing a whole bird liberally with the marinade before roasting, basting again every 20 minutes. Enjoy a meaty favourite by creating a chicken or beef espetada. Marinate the chunks of meat for at least 2 hours and then thread onto skewers together with various vegetables, before grilling on the braai, basting regularly.

There is more to Portuguese cuisine than piri piri chicken and Prego rolls! Cook up a storm with the vast range of spicy speciality Portuguese sauces and ingredients. Select a bottle of traditional 039 319 1033 / 039 319 1454 Portuguese wine to complement your feast. GPS S30°59’36” E30°15’37” R61 Palm Beach All ingredients are available from MacBanana Food and Wine Emporium.

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LARGEST VARIETY OF ENTERTAINMENT AND FOOD ON THE SOUTH COAST

PORTUGUESE

HERITAGE The South Coast has a proud Portuguese heritage which can be experienced in many facets of this beautiful area. Portuguese cuisine is indeed indebted to those early intrepid adventurers of discovery where interesting flavours meld together to form a rich culture. It is this diversity that makes Portuguese gastronomy so unique. The Portuguese navigator Vasco De Gama sighted the coast along what is now Durban on Christmas Day in 1497, and named the country Terra Natalis, after the Portuguese word (Natal) for Christmas.

Port Edward’s history collided with the wreckage of two cargo-laden galleons in 1552 (The Sao Joao) and 1554 (The Sao Bento), and it was here that the distinctive Portuguese influence first touched this beautiful subtropical stretch of South Africa’s coastline.

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UNIQUE SPECIALITY FOODS, SPICES, SAUCES & TREATS Fantastic Food at The Banana Café Exciting MacVenture Golf Giant Trampoline & Play Area MacBarnyard Animals Pony & Quad Bike Rides Butterfly Dome 039 319 1033 / 039 319 1454

GPS S30°59’36” E30°15’37” R61 Palm Beach www.southcoaststyle.co.za

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“I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.” WALT DISNEY

WILD

Escape to where the vistas are endless, the air is clean and your soul can experience the vital rush of being truly present in our natural splendour. If you yearn to explore… you’ve found paradise.

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Home to a large number of endemic bird species, the 24ha Park's indigenous shrubs and trees bustle with their joyful chatter, above which the unmistakable call of the resident Fish Eagle will ring out from time to time. Get in touch with nature, as you stroll through the park, with its magnificent ocean view.

WONDER

AVIAN ATTRACTIONS include the Flamingo wetland walk, Raptor Wing and George's Jungle House Aviary. You'll get to see a variety of feathery friends such as ducks, birds of prey and Pink Back Pelicans. If you are WILD ABOUT NILE CROCODILES, you can visit the Crocodile Pen, where you can snap up the opportunity to meet Henry! This old croc may be over 100 years old (and weigh more than 750kg) but he still manages to smile his lazy, toothy smile, while he pretends to ignore your curious stares… Educational talks take place daily at feeding times (11am and 3pm), except on out-of-season Mondays. Little boys (and some little girls) will love the SNAKE TUNNEL, where you can encounter 10 of SA's deadliest snakes, and the CRITTER ROOM with its creepy Tarantulas and Giant Bullfrogs.

The children's play area, animal farm, well-stocked curio shop, restaurant and wheelchair access makes this an extremely family-friendly place to visit. Southern Explorer Member Number: 106 Tour 1: Page 9 Call: 039 976 1103

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The secret to producing spectacular Wildlife photographs is to be well-prepared. Follow these tips to ensure that your own photos of Mother Nature are out of this world… 1. Do your research and be prepared. Don’t feel like you need to venture to far off locations to capture visually arresting wildlife portraits. Nature is all around us, all the time. Investigate which local species frequent your area and get clicking! 2. Patience and persistence are the name of the game. Persevere through the boredom and remain patient – that critical shot is just waiting for you! Remain alert and focused. 3. Remember your backgrounds. When telling a visual story, remember that your backdrop is just as important as the subject matter that you are shooting. The context of the image is crucial. 4. Follow the light. Lighting is an essential element that should never be discounted. The best opportunities tend to arise in the earliest and later hours of the day, when the sun is less severe. The right lighting provides atmosphere and a mystique to your composition. 5. Be as unobtrusive as possible. Don’t interfere or be a distraction. Act quietly, blend in, and be aware of camera noises and flashes. The more inconspicuous you can be the better. 6. Get intimate with your subject – use a telephoto lens. Capture those elusive details of the animal and portray a sense of their personality and essence. 7. Focus Manually. Animals are built to naturally blend into their environment, so take your camera off automatic mode to ensure that the sensor does not focus on the wrong subject. 8. Keep shooting! Don’t miss the perfect shot by being stingy with your clicking. The beauty of digital photography is that images are easily deleted after the fact! 9. Compose yourself. Composition is the process of visually organising the essential elements of your image in a compelling and effective way. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different perspectives, textures, colours and shapes to elevate your photo from the ordinary to the spectacular.

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ORIBI GORGE HOTEL VIEW SITES Oribi Gorge was created over millions of years as the Umzimkhulwana River carved its way over flat rock, finding fault faults in the stone and eroding enormously deep and narrow gorges.

1. THE OVERHANGING ROCK 2. THE CHIMNEY 3. CAMEL ROCK 4. THE NEEDLE 5. BABOON’S CASTLE 6. LEHR’S WATERFALL 7. THE HEADS 8. LOVERS’ LEAP 20

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WHY SHOULD SOUTH COAST STYLERS TAKE UP MOUNTAIN BIKING? “It’s a healthy sport for the whole family, and you can decide the level of adrenaline you'd like to experience. The South Coast has some awesome trails and the weather is conducive to riding all year round! It’s the best way to experience our outdoors” WHAT SHOULD A NOVICE LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING THEIR VERY FIRST MOUNTAIN BIKE? “Reliability! As the saying goes…you get what you pay for. Ask around at your local clubs, cycling stores or on mountain biking forums and make an informed decision” WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SOUTH COAST? “It’s hard to put my finger on it, but it’s (for sure) the only place I’d want to live. I think it’s a combination of the people, weather, terrain… and it’s relatively affordable compared to other parts of the world.”

Burry Stander will be representing South Africa at the London 2012 Olympics!

CONCEPT CYCLERY

LAK LA LAKE KE ELAN ELA ELAND ND CLA C CLASSIC LASS SSIIC 12 - 14 OCTOBER 2012 LAKE ELAND GAME RESERVE, ORIBI GORGE

www.lakeelandclassic.co.za HOTLINE: 072 198 7387

If you are into pedals and medals, prepare to loosen those limbs for some stiff competition! The Super Classic MTB Championships attracts some high profile competitors. But it’s not all about winning…this promises to be a fun-filled, active and healthy weekend for the whole family! Well-organised and hype-worthy, the event gets bigger and better each year. 2012 promises to deliver professionally designed tracks, fab food, foot-tapping entertainment and a brilliant vibe. Featuring The Super Classic MTB Race Inter-schools MTB Championships 21km Trail Run, 12km & 5km Fun Runs Motorbike & Quadbike Enduro and Fun Ride Accommodation & Camping available on site

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Importers & Stockists of the SPECIALIZED Brand When it comes to the business of bicycles, the Stander family has both wheels firmly on the ground. With super-cyclist Burry Stander grinding gears towards international fame, his brother, Duane, and Dad, Charles, are geared for customer excellence, heading up their Waterfall and Shelly Beach stores, respectively. Concept Cyclery, Shelly Beach opened their doors at the end of March this year. SUPPLIERS OF: SPECIALIZED RANGE OF BIKES BIKING ACCESSORIES TITAN CYCLING GEAR IN (NEW FUNKY COLOURS) PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP UNIQUE BIKE FITTING SYSTEM

Shop 6, Trade Winds Centre, Shelly Beach Call: 039 315 1980 coast@conceptcyclerykzn.co.za

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HIKING / CYCLING TRAILS BEAUTIFUL VIEW SITES PRE BOOK FOR GAME DRIVES

CONTACT DETAILS TELEPHONE: 039 687 0395 MOBILE: 083 257 9468 EMAIL: lakeeland@saol.com WEBSITE: www.lakeeland.co.za


“Man is most himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.” HERODOTUS, GREEK HISTORIAN

play “Selborne is a very special place and can be described as the Augusta of South Africa!” DALE HAYES

SELBORNE PARK GOLF CLUB

IN TERMS OF THE ULTIMATE GOLFING EXPERIENCE, SELBORNE IS THE RECIPIENT OF COMPLETE GOLFER'S FIVESTAR GOLF EXPERIENCE AWARD; BASED ON SERVICE EXCELLENCE, TOP-CLASS CLUBHOUSE FACILITIES, GOLF COURSE CONDITIONING AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST THE OVERALL LINGERING EXPERIENCE... 24

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Selborne Country Club is a magnificent golfing estate and is rated as one of South Africa’s premier championship golf courses. It affords golfers the opportunity to delight in the spectacular scenery as they weave their way through manicured fairways and coastal forests teeming with birdlife. This beautifully maintained 18-hole, par 72 golf course provides a challenge for the more proficient golfer, whilst also offering the social player an enjoyable round. There are gorgeous water features on 12 of the 18 holes, beginning at hole 2 and ending at hole 18. There is a resident golf professional, Trevor Wilkes who is available for those who need a little help and encouragement. Selborne offers the ultimate golfing experience – they are the recipient of Complete Golfer’s Five-star Golf Experience Award; based on service excellence, high end clubhouse facilities, golf course conditioning and of course the overall enduring experience of quality and distinction.

GOLF EXCELLENCE ON THE KWAZULU-NATAL SOUTH COAST Member Number: 117 Tour 1: Page 25 Call: 039 688 1896 Visit: www.selbornegolf.co.za


PLAY NOVICE OR PRO, SOUTH COASTERS ARE GETTING DOWN TO SOME SERIOUS BUSINESS... ON THE GREEN!

PUTT

WITH THE PROS

Whatever your handicap, you can putt yourself to popularity on the golf course, whist taking advantage of a great networking opportunity. In today’s fast past-paced life, the benefits of slowing down the pace should not be underestimated. The relaxed environment and beautiful scenery makes a pleasant change from the Company boardroom, and who knows… you may soon be packing your golf-bag in an even bigger boot!

Qual Chem provides corporate cleaning services and products to enable you to focus on your business - while we clean!

TREVOR WILKES

ACCOMPLISHED PGA PROFESSIONAL Based at Selborne Park Golf Club and Lynton Hall Driving Range (both world class golf facilities), he offers Range and Playing lessons to local, national and international clients. Trevor is a veteran of 40 Professional Tournaments including the US Masters and a number of British Open Events. After completing his two year apprenticeship at the age of 18, Trevor became a full member of the P.G.A. in 1952. His career of 54 years and his dedication and contribution to the game of golf, both as a player and a golf coach, culminated in his being awarded honorary life membership to the P.G.A in 2006. Contact Trevor: 082 669 9188 Selborne Pro Shop: 039 688 1896

DEREK JAMES

IMPROVE YOUR GAME WITH SOUTHBROOM'S PRO… VOTED PGA CLUB PRO OF THE YEAR (2001) AND SOUTH AFRICA'S TEACHING PRO OF THE YEAR (2008). Derek James is the resident PGA PRO and Golf Director at Southbroom Golf Club and he is widely lauded for his unique teaching ability. He was an outstanding amateur and spent thirteen years on the professional circuit prior to joining Southbroom Golf Club. Derek coaches all levels of golfers from beginners to top PGA Professionals. Jaco van Zyl, Hennie Otto, Andre Cruse, Andrew Curlewis and Ulrich van den Berg have all visited him in Southbroom. Derek also coached the Natal Provincial Golf Team in 2001 and continues today to help the Natal Men's & Ladies Team's. He is a recognized EEFF Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation Coach. He is one of the few CPI recognised Putting Instructors in South Africa. www.southbroomgolfclub.co.za Southbroom Pro Shop: 039 316 6051

All-in-One Cleaning Services! Tel: +27 39 682 1363 Fax: +27 39 682 4506 Email: info@qualchem.co.za 7 Industrial Road, Marburg

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PLAY

The South Coast is more than a giant sandpit of beaches for kids to frolic on! With so many fun adventures to choose from, you will never want to leave!

KIDS FUN ZONE

crazy

about crocodiles?

Over the last 25 years owner and renowned crocodile specialist Howard Kelly has presented visitors to Riverbend Crocodile Farm with a fascinating insight into the life cycle, ecology, economic value and impact of crocodiles on human populations. An education centre and snake house provide information on crocodile and snake biology, marine ecosystems and birdlife while a comprehensive educational video is offered in English, Afrikaans, German and Zulu. The traditional crocodile feeding every Sunday at 15h00 and a fascinating snake talk at 14h30 are “must do” events for your holiday calendar and a favourite for kids who may get a chance to hold a crocodile! Riverbend Crocodile Farm also offers a venue for kid’s birthday parties.

Come play at Riverbend!

See you later Alligator... in a while Crocodile!!

RIVERBEND CROCODILE FARM

Southern Explorer Member Number: 625 Tour 6: Page 38 Call: 039 316 6204

Burn rubber with Kart Freaks The Go-karts are equipped with 6.5 horse power/200cc Honda engines, enabling them to speed up to 85km/hr. Compete against family and friends for the best lap times, on a tar circuit full of awesome bends and straights that will bring out the Grand Prix racer in you! Kart Freaks is open daily from 9am until late!

BRING OUT THE F1 RACER IN YOU! Member Number: 517 Tour 5: Page 33 Call: 039 312 1514

Sweetdale Camp

Your Adventure Starts now! Let your kids go wild and introduce them to a youth camp that they won’t forget! From a beachside retreat to a bush adventure, the options for schools and youth groups at Sweetdale Camp are enormous. The physical challenges of life in the outdoors help to develop self-reliance and personal responsibility. Help to prepare our children for the future… Visit Sweetdale Camp online: www.sweetdale.com

MAKE SURE YOU BOOK FIRST Member Number: 514 Tour 5: Page 32 Call: 083 384 9230

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CANDICE NEETHLING HAS A SINGLE-TRACK MIND!

SPONSORED THIS FEATURED ARTICLE

LEARN TO SPEAK MTB SINGLE TRACK Found in Cross Country trails, the track is wide enough for one bike. Sometimes smooth and straight, it can suddenly become technical and rocky. BETTY A female rider. UCI International Cycling Union.

BUNNY HOP To jump over obstacles by lifting both wheels off the ground. GRANNY GEAR The lowest gear, designed for steep up-hills, but very easy to pedal on flat ground. 28

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CANDICE NEETHLING WAS CHOSEN AS THE SOUTH COAST STYLE COVER-GIRL

HER DOWN-TO-EARTH NATURE! SHE TAKES EVERYTHING IN HER STRIDE… SHE THINKS BIG! NO CHALLENGE IS TOO INTIMIDATING HER ENTHUSIASM! SHE IS AN ICON FOR SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN AND BEING CHOSEN TO COMPETE IN THE 2012 OLYMPICS IS AN EXTRA FEATHER IN HER CAP!

PLAY The South Coast's very own MTB Betty, Candice Neethling, is doing us proud! Currently participating in the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup series, South Coast Style's determined cover-girl is geared up for the challenge. Candice may be pretty as a petal, but in the saddle, she's made of metal! Having celebrated her 20th birthday earlier this year, she is now competing in a new age group (U23). This means stiffer competition, more technical riding and more laps… to add to the pressure, Candice has had a highly successful track record in her previous age group, including winning the title of 2010 SA Cross Country Champion in her age group. This is quite a reputation to live up to, but her positive attitude and diehard determination make her a force to be reckoned with. She got off to a great start this year by winning the first place position in her very first U23 race - the opening race in the Cross Country national series, which took place in Cape Town early this year. Then, in mid-March, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup slid off to a very muddy start in Pietermaritzburg. The conditions were treacherous, and Candice experienced a number of falls. "…I came in 11th, just outside the top 10, but was happy to be in one piece!" she wrote in her blog. In May Candice secured a 5th place position in Nové Mesto na Moravé (Czech Republic) and an impressive 4th position in La Bresse (France). A number of World Cup events still lie ahead, but that has not stopped Candice from competing in other races in between, highlights being the Mr Price Karkloof Classic and African Continental Championships in Mauritius, both of which she won! Candice's legs just never seem to stop moving! "… since the 27th January, apart from one weekend, I have raced every single weekend!" she smiled over milo at Mac Banana's, after wrapping our photo shoot at the Mpenjati Nature Reserve. She had decided to take some time out to rejuvenate and spend with her family, before returning to the World Cup scene for the next event, which will take place in Canada at the end of June.

CANDICE NEETHLING SHARES HER THOUGHTS... ON SOUTH AFRICANS...? They are special! In Europe strangers don't even talk to each other. When you arrive in OR Tambo, people are laughing, chatting… South Africans are really friendly.

ON MANAGING YOUR OWN TRAINING ROUTINE... I know myself! I can feel what works, what doesn't work. It is quite intimidating, though, to arrive alone at a new course, when the other competitors have a whole team, including a technical advisor, to advise them…

ARE THERE PRIMA DONNAS IN YOUR AGE GROUP? (Laughing) Like in the movies, you will always find that one person who shouts at their manager!

ON HOW MOMS COPE WITH COMPETITIVE DAUGHTERS... I think it's hard for moms. This is a dangerous sport and they worry.

Having grown up on a sugarcane farm in Oribi Gorge, Candice knows every hill and valley in the area. When driving up the steep, winding road to Oribi Flats, one will often see a lone cyclist peddling with determination up the inclines of Oribi Gorge. Her regime requires her to be in the saddle between 15 and 20 hours per week. Before a priority race, she will taper off the training towards the end, to prepare her body for the challenge. "Working out a training programme is very tricky" she explains. In addition to time in the saddle, Candice does gym 2 to 3 times a week, for core strength training. She also jogs once or twice a week. "Dad and I started together for fun" Candice smiles. "Then it slowly became more competitive". Candice's dad, mom and 17-yr old sister are extremely supportive. Candice travels a great deal, as the finish line in one race means the imminent starting line in the next. But she loves to come home to South Africa, and indeed to the South Coast. She loves the relaxed atmosphere, the people and the beautiful beaches. "The South Coast is so cool" says Candice. CANDICE IS SPONSORED BY BMC SA. www.southcoaststyle.co.za

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"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." JAWAHARLAL NEHRU

CAMELOT

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AT SAN LAMEER This magnificent 5 Star Spa is imbued with an enchanting sub-tropical ambiance, and manages to perfectly fuse the feelings of tranquillity and rejuvenation. Camelot Spa has managed to create such an inviting space that all your cares in the world will literally soak away. Infuse yourself in the bliss of one of their four speciality hydro therapy treatments: Hydro Baths, a Turkish Rasul Chamber and a magical Saline Floatation Pool. The treatments on offer at this soothing haven are wonderfully varied, making it extremely popular with those needing time out from the stresses of the daily grind. One can also enjoy the benefits of the fully equipped gym and a Smoothie Bar. They boast nine therapy rooms and an exciting feature is that two of these rooms have been specialised for couple’s treatments. Indulge, and tailor make your experience from the many options available - massages, facials, manicures, pedicures or body treatments.

WHEN IT COMES TO LUXURY AND PAMPERED RELAXATION, YOU’LL BE HARD-PRESSED TO FIND A PLACE MORE HEAVENLY THAN CAMELOT SPA SAN LAMEER!

The warm and professional staff have carefully chosen their therapies based on their knowledge of the pressures and demands placed on the body by the strain of urban living, and offer impeccable quality of an international level. style architecture and elegant furnishings allows you to find your inner Zen. The relaxation area overlooks both the Mondazur Resort’s pool and the gorgeous, forested lagoon.

WHERE WELLNESS IS A TRUE DESTINATION Member Number: 706 Tour 7: Page 41 Call: 039 313 0642


BODY

THE

HEALING TOUCH

THERE'S MORE TO SOUTH COAST BUSINESSMAN, JAY MAHARAJ, THAN MEETS THE EYE!

Since his childhood, Jay's deep compassion for others instilled in him a yearning to seek answers to the many unanswered questions surrounding the treatment of pain and illness. In adulthood he attended a diversity of seminars in his quest for knowledge. The various treatments he learned about offered only temporary relief, and required long-term administration. It is only when natural healer, Jay, studied Ayurveda that he came to witness lasting results. Ayurveda is the ancient science of healing -a philosophy of life, that dates back over five thousand years. The Sanskrit words "Ayus" meaning life, and "Veda" meaning knowledge, gives insight into the very nature of Ayurveda. It does not focus solely on physical health, but on treating one's whole being.

Jay uses other techniques, besides Ayurveda, such as breathing exercises, meditation, hypnosis, massage and yoga, to allow the body to heal naturally and easily. “We have experienced much success with the Healing Pen”, says Jay...

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Jay's Studio has become a trusted local brand. Jay Maharaj's successful photographic store in Port Shepstone has served the South Coast Community since 1980. The Gateway branch was later opened in 2003. He then went on to open an Ayurvedic Centre in Gateway and is currently developing a Holistic Wellness Research & Training Centre in Oslo Beach, on the South Coast. The facility, with its panoramic sea view, will be situated on the soonto-be completed Broadview Estate. Broadview Holistic Wellness Centre will offer a range of wellness training courses and treatments, organic farm & vegetarian restaurant.

Jay Maharaj

The Healing Pen, which applies the principles of Acupuncture. Without needles it is easy to use and can help with ailments like body pains, headaches, arthritis, high / low blood pressure and insomnia. The Healing Pen is used on meridian points to reset the body’s electrical field, thus allowing it to heal itself naturally.

ORDER A HEALING PEN TODAY R599 INCLUDES FREE WORKSHOP ON NATURAL HEALING

Ayurvedic Centre Gateway Suite No. 2 African Palm Boulevard Gateway Tel: 031 566 4265 Broadview Holistic Wellness Centre Broadview Estate Oslo Beach www.bhwellnesscentre.co.za Tel: 083 779 2152 www.southcoaststyle.co.za

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BODY

With the organic products market growing rapidly due to increasing consumer demand for food, cosmetic and nutraceutical products, it is becoming more important to look for proof of certification to ensure validity of organic claims.

IN SENSE

ORGANIC SPA

Here’s why In Sense makes perfect sense... The stresses of a modern lifestyle impact on your overall health, but it’s your skin that comes into direct contact with ever-increasing, damaging environmental factors and harsh chemicals. When you look in the mirror does your skin have a healthy glow? Do you have peace of mind that the products you use are kind to the environment? If not, it may be time to take a fresh look at your regime. Owner, Tasmee Hylkema believes in building long-term relationships with her clients. She and her team will put you first.

In Sense Organic Spa provides holistic, organic skincare and wellness treatments of a world-class standard. Owner, Tasmee and her team of fully qualified aestheticians understand how challenging it is to take time out of your hectic schedule. Moreover, most South Africans still regard a trip to the spa as a guilty pleasure… one to be indulged in on birthdays and other special occasions. But today’s demanding lifestyle needs you to look, feel and perform at your best! That’s why In Sense encourages you to adopt a “maintenance” approach to skincare and wellness.

CHOOSING ORGANIC SKINCARE AND MAKEUP PRODUCTS NOT ONLY ENHANCES YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY IT SHOWS THAT YOU CARE....

The convenient location is easily accessible and treatments are designed to fit in with your budget and busy schedule… you can literally pop in during your lunch hour to enjoy a rejuvenating massage, facial or other treatment. Escape into In Sense Organic Spa for top to toe rejuvenation, professional advice and an irresistible range of products.

In Sense Organic Spa - exclusive importer and stockist of the holistic, green Éminence range. These products smell good enough to eat! This winter, try a Pumpkin Latte facial to rehydrate your skin.

Éminence Organic Skin Care products are made with fresh fruit pulps, plants and exotic spices from organic environments making them incredibly nutrient rich and not only the healthiest choice for you, but also the most effective, results oriented collection around. At Éminence, we take a natural, holistic approach to skin care to enhance your well-being naturally through extraordinary products and extraordinary service.

In Sense stock Jane Iredale’s mineral makeup which is UVA/UVB and water resistant, long wearing and antiinflammatory. It is soothing for the skin and won’t clog your pores.

LET YOUR INNER BEAUTY SHINE OUT! VISIT IN SENSE

Member Number: 406 Tour 4: Page 25 Call: 039 315 7315 Website: www.insenseonline.com

In Sense Holistic Wellness Centre is registered with the Council for Allied Health Professionals

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Love yourself enough this winter to treat your body with the care that it deserves! From top to toe, inside and out. The South Coast has everything you need to make you look and feel your best!

BODY

PROFESSIONAL

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Resist the urge to hibernate!

If you are tempted to stop exercising during winter, consider this…

The colder weather may cause you to fall into some bad habits, like eating bigger portions and comfort snacking in front of the TV. But the deterioration in fitness level, weight gain and loss in muscle tone aren’t the only winter woes you will have to deal with when giving up on your exercise regime. Apart from losing out on all the obvious physical benefits of exercise, you may wind up feeling like a bear with a sore head… A regular workout releases endorphins and increases your brain’s serotonin levels – this means a happier you! Research shows that moderate exercise for as little as 20 to 30 minutes a day (at the correct heart rate level) combats fatigue, stress and depression. It promotes an improved mental state and a healthy self-esteem; even boosts your immune system to help your body ward off those nasty colds and flu. Your energy levels will soar, and you’ll burn off even more calories.

…and when winter comes to a close you’ll already be in great summer shape! SUPERBODIES HEALTH & FITNESS CENTRES: www.superbodies.co.za Margate Corner of Windsor Ave/Wartski Drive Tel: 039 – 317 2949 E-mail: info@superbodies.co.za

Port Shepstone 3 Connor Street Tel: 039 – 682 1482 E-mail: superbodies@telkomsa.net

SUPERBODIES OFFER THE WIDEST VARIETY OF CARDIO EQUIPMENT, SELECTORISED EQUIPMENT AND EXCITING CLASSES

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BODY

MEET

LUCY ROBERTS FROM "Beauty therapy is not my job, Sensasia Day Spa invites you to experience their tranquil environment in the heart of Southbroom... In today's society, we are it isour myminds passion!" all suffering from the negative effects of stress on and bodies. It is therefore of the utmost importance that we take the time off that we deserve to rest, relax and recuperate from the effects of our busy lifestyles. Sensasia’s internationally trained staff and top quality products will ensure treatments of the highest quality at an affordable price in a beautiful and relaxing setting. Their aim is to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility in a relaxed environment.

ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE TRANSPORTED THROUGH A SENSORY EXPERIENCE THAT CREATES A FEELING OF TOTAL RELAXATION AND SERENITY. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY? As is natural with all young ladies, I had an interest in beauty, make-up and natural therapies. I was also interested in working with people and helping them to feel good about themselves. I was lucky when leaving school; to find an industry and career in which I could do both! WHAT TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE? I studied with Camelot International in Durban for 3 years and worked for the company at one of their spa outlets. I was then recruited to work for Disney Cruise Liner. After training in London for 3 weeks at the Steiner College, I joined the Cruise Liner as their head therapist. After completing my year abroad, I came home to start Sensasia Day Spa. WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WHAT YOU DO? There are so many factors of the beauty industry that I love. If I had to pick only one thing, it would be the close relationships which we form with our clients. WHAT DO YOU THINK SEPARATES YOUR SPA FROM YOUR COMPETITORS? Here at Sensasia Day Spa we aim to give you the personal touch

and individual attention. Our location and our therapists are of the highest standard and are all internationally qualified. I'VE HEARD THAT YOU HAVE CREATED YOUR OWN SIGNATURE TREATMENT… PLEASE TELL US MORE ABOUT THIS! Yes we have and we are very excited to introduce the Sensasia Experience. It is a 90min hot and cold stone massage. The benefits are amazing. The hot stones are soothing and relaxing to the nervous system and then when we add the cold stones it livens and invigorates the body. Temperature therapy is a wonderful way to relax and alleviate stress. WHAT CAN CLIENTS LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN VISITING YOUR GORGEOUS SPA? From the moment our client walks through the door, we want them to feel pampered - from a warm and professional greeting, to comfortable and beautiful treatment rooms, to top quality products and treatments. At Sensasia Day Spa we are all about quality and being the best in the industry which is why we have partnered with Dermalogica, Gatineau, Elemis and OPI to offer our clients the best quality.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MORE POPULAR BEAUTY TREATMENTS? We have many popular treatments at Sensasia Day Spa. To truly indulge in the Sensasia experience it is best to join us for the day with one of our day packages, which include healthy lunches. We do pride ourselves on our fantastic Deluxe Pedicures which are done in our specialised massaging pedicure chair. We also have fantastic facials which include complimentary hand and scalp massages as well as our wonderful Elemis massages. DUE TO THE FRANTIC PACE OF OUR MODERN LIFESTYLES, DO YOU FEEL THAT SPA TREATMENTS ARE A LUXURY OR A NECESSITY? Spa treatments are absolutely a necessity! With the pace of our lives today it is more important now than ever to look after your body. With all the links that have been made between stress and diseases such as cancer, strokes and heart disease, it is therefore very important to have stress relief that spa therapies can offer. We live in a society today that no longer takes the time to connect on a personal level. If we look after ourselves correctly we will therefore be able to cope and look after our families better.

RELAX AND BE PAMPERED AT SENSASIA DAY SPA

Member Number: 712 Tour 7: Page 43 Call: 039 316 8317 Website: www.sensasiadayspa.co.za

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The legacy of Beaver Creek Coffee Estate, which is the world’s Southern-most coffee estate, began in 1984 with only 4 coffee trees, and it has grown impressively to over 60 000! This landmark coffee estate is a dedicated owner-managed business which has three generations personally invested in the growing, harvesting and roasting of their much lauded coffee.

Most baristas concur, Beaver Creek coffee is on par with the world’s finest.

Coffee plays such an integral role in our daily lives – where would most of us be without that first sip of caffeine to help kick-start our day? We broker business deals and catch up with friends and family over a cup of coffee… Beaver Creek understands that maxim that to love coffee, is to live for coffee. Visitors to the estate can sample their delicious varietals of coffee, purchase their personal favourites and enjoy the entire coffee “crop-to-cup” experience by joining one of their daily coffee farm tours that starts at 12 noon. The Estate Café serves scrumptious meals and a range of freshly roasted coffee all day.

Discover and enjoy 100% locally grown, harvested & roasted Arabica coffee. Taste the flavour of a truly South African product and story.

Visit Beaver Creek Coffee Estate and Roastery’s online store: www.beavercreek.co.za If it’s home-grown, harvested and freshly roasted coffee you’re looking for – then you’ve come to the right place! Shop until your heart’s content and we’ll ship your goods directly from our estate to your door within 24- 72 hours.

SL28 Bourbon 250g Originally developed and grown in Kenya and Tanzania, this Bourbon cultivar hybrid has adapted to the sub-tropical climate and is harvested from May to September. Once picked, the ripe cherries are pulped, fermented, skin dried and placed on sun-drying racks for two weeks. Six months later, the outer shells of the beans are removed and depending whether they are to be sold ground or whole, are roasted to a medium or dark roast respectively.

The website sells items such as Featured Coffee’s, Gift Packs and Coffee Equipment.

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TRISH CARMEN ASKS

WHAT IS FLAIR? AND HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU HAVE IT? I believe that one does not have to to be rich to possess flair,and one does not have to be beautiful to have it.Wearing the most stylish dress or the most expensive suit is not enough to give you flair.

TRISH CARMEN

Flair is the ability to sense the subtle ways of fashion. It is a beautiful nature of good sense, simplicity and self discipline. These virtues are the first step towards recognizing one's good points and play them up for all they are worth through your clothes. Trish Carmen Ntombela (nĂŠe Joseph) is a fashion Designer and Model coach. Trish possesses a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and creativity in Fashion. Trish attained a diploma in Fashion Designing in 1998 in Zimbabwe and currently runs her own Luxury Fashion Brand named Trish Carmen and a modeling school called Trish Carmen Modelesque on the South Coast. This brand offers custom made understated yet luxuries, clothing pieces, haute couture dresses and bespoke suits for men. Look out for Trish Carmen as she is breaking new ground on the South Coast and KZN. Visit: www.trishcarmen.com Call: 076 911 9765 Shop 1 The Emporium Marine Drive, Shelly Beach

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BRAND!

Meet the dynamic team that drives the South Coast Style Brand. From left: Chantelle Donald, Galia Hillhouse, Gabrielle Labuschagne (Gabi Hill) and Karen Da Rosa.

CONCEPT2 2CAMPAIGN South Coast Style offers a complete approach to brand management, providing end-to-end brand and corporate identity solutions. Branding is very important to any business and is possibly the most important asset that you can develop. A brand is meant to provoke emotions and feelings which customers can associate with your company. Remember that first impressions count and a great brand communicates your message clearly, artistically and creates credibility which will allow you to compete in a constantly evolving corporate environment.

STRATEGIC MARKETING DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL COPYWRITING & PRESS RELEASES E-MARKETING AND VIRAL CAMPAIGNS ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS DISTINCTIVE DESIGN DEVELOPMENT SOCIALLY INTERACTIVE WEBSITES PUBLISHING HOUSE

Email: branding@southcoaststyle.co.za or call 039 695 2630 for advice on your brand strategy.

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A BRAND IS MORE THAN JUST A LOGO! IT’IS A LIFESTYLE… Focus your energy on the positive aspects of your brand. What makes your product or service different to your competitors? Be innovative and create a platform for customers to give you feedback. In an age of numbers it is vital to appreciate your customers’ individual needs. Always remember to be authentic as the public can sense insincerity a mile away. And lastly, never give less than what you as a consumer expect! Maintain your standards and ethics above all else.

Customers identify with people. That’s why Internationally-acclaimed companies choose individuals to represent them as the face of their brand. Other companies employ Public Relations staff to be the link between their product and the public. As a small business you can achieve great results by simply being your brand. The first step is to start loving your brand. Never compromise on the fundamentals, like good business ethics, integrity, empathy and sincerity. Believe in what you do and the rest will follow. The simple truth is that passion sells!

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CONTEMPORARY OR CLASSICAL

ALWAYS TIMELESS!

Ria Hackland is a renowned Interior Designer who is recognised as a lady with style and verve! Many satisfied customers will remember Ria as the owner of House of Hackland Interiors formerly situated in Shelly Beach. You will all be happy to know that Ria is still dispensing her generous doses of décor wisdom from a new abode - the magnificent Royston Hall in Umtentweni on the North bank of the Mzimkulu River. What better venue to epitomise the extent of someone's success and point of view than The Manor with a View? But why outside of the commercial urban hub? Although the client does have the convenient option of meeting at their own home, the planning of their own new interior - whilst being pampered at Royston Hall tends to change a chore into a memorable journey … the final destination being the Client's b e a u t i f u l l y e n h a n c e d n e w l i v i n g s pa c e . A wonderful detail about Ria's business, is that whatever your budget requirements - she will be able to advise you accordingly. Whether you are looking to source fabulously contemporary furniture or eclectic accessories, you can be assured that Ria will be able to discern your particular taste and achieve your dream look and feel. Her time-tested slogan has proven its validity steadily over more than 20 years: Contemporary or Classical - always Timeless! Email Ria at info@roystonhall.co.za or call her on 039 695 0083 / 082 784 5851


A CELEBRATION OF FINE ART, WINE AND MUSIC…

22 SEPTEMBER

“35 TOP WINE ESTATES, 150 TOP WINES AND 3 SUPERB EVENTS”

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The Riverbend Spring Wine Festival is now in its sixth year! This much lauded event has grown impressively, to the point where tickets for the various events are now highly valued and sought after. This two day extravaganza launches on Friday 21 September, and it includes the opening of the Annual Riverbend Art Gallery exhibition which proudly features the works of acclaimed South African Artists. This is the perfect opportunity to meet and purchase original works from the featured artists.

This year the South Coast Spring Wine Festival promises to reach new heights. Riverbend has attracted 35 of SA’s top wine estates who will showcase more than 150 palate pleasing wines. Wines will be complimented by an array of mouth watering canopes and some good music.Once again visitors to the festival will be offered the opportunity to purchase wines at discounted “on-the-night-only” prices with their orders being delivered to their doors within 10 days of the event.

Saturday 22 September ushers in the ever-popular Nederburg Jazz and Shiraz. Here wine-lovers can enjoy the bounty of Nederburg's finest vintages whilst enjoying some wonderful Dixieland jazz and a scrumptious 3 course spring themed lunch to accompany the fine variety of wine. The organisers are delighted to once again welcome back Cathy Peacock and "Platform Jazz" (Members of the Natal Philharmonic Orchestra) as the toe-tapping highlight for the afternoon.

039 316 6204

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION VISIT

www.crocodilecrazy.co.za


Don’t miss the WOWZULU Marketplace at the entrance to Lake Eland Game Reserve where our friendly staff will introduce you to the fascinating craft and culture of this area. You’ll love our décor and lifestyle products fusing iconic Zulu craft and funky contemporary design. See crafters at work (weekends only), play traditional Zulu games and hear the stories of the area. See our notice boards for scheduled story-telling events.

WOWZULU is a rural enterprise development initiative led by Africa!Ignite. The initiative is supported by the National Development Agency and other partners. The WOWZULU Marketplace at Lake Eland is a partnership with Lake Eland Game Reserve. www.lakeeland.co.za Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9.00am - 4.00pm Telephone: 078 1208252 (WOWZULU at Lake Eland) 031 303 5482 (Africa!Ignite) Email: info@africaignite.co.za Visit: www.africaignite.co.za


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SHOES WITH SOUL

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S’khumba Crafts, with their resident artisans have been iconic attractions on the Lower South Coast since 1995. This superb venue is renowned not only for its exquisite hand crafted leatherware, but also for the unforgettable ambience. This sanctum of creativity is a haven to which visitors are drawn again and again to experience the restfulness of the forest bar. Sample locally produced coffee and homemade treats whilst making your decision from their many wares. All the leather articles are designed and expertly produced on site by Brian and Karen Bernstein, whose high standards of craftsmanship and aesthetics are evident everywhere. Devotees love their leather boots because they are tough and long lasting, but also funky enough to get you noticed! This is functional art at its best! So, amble down the rustic pathway, through the forest canopy to a place of wonder and beauty… You will be inspired!

DISCOVER THE ART OF S’KHUMBA CRAFTS Member Number: 606 Tour 6: Page 25 Call: 039 316 8212

ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE WETSUITS Winter is here and there's a chill in the air, so for you all surfers and oceanusers looking to stay warm while enjoying the beautiful south coast ocean this winter, Quiksilver has just the right type of wetsuit for you. From their top of the range, ultra light-weight, performance Cypher suit to their more cost effective yet comfortable Syncro, Quiksilver has the right wetsuit to keep you warm and enjoying the surf for hours on end. Quiksilver Cypher wetsuits ultra light-weight FIBER-LITE Neoprene with BIO-FLEECE Thermal Neoprene and FLEXMAX Seam Sealing for unmatched performance. Quiksilver Syncro wetsuits are all HYPERSTRETCH NEOPRENE construction without premium price. Wetsuit Features: 100% Hyperstretch Materials, HFT Heating System, Bio-Fleece & Fiberlite thermal neoprene, Flexmax sealing, Hydroshield water barrier, Ecto flex knee pads, external leg key pocket, Beadlock wrist and ankle seals, chest zip or back zip options. Get yourself a Quiksilver wetsuit at one of the following surf stores on the South Coast: Surf Action, Margate: (039) 317 3604 Surf Boyz, Port Shepstone: (039) 682 4400 Dealer Enquiries: curtis.b@quiksilver.co.za

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The South Coast is perfect for outdoor living, all-year-round. Whether you are a lucky local or the proud owner of a holiday home, winter is a great time for pottering around in the garden or getting down to making those home improvements you’ve been planning. Your home may require a major makeover or merely a few finishing touches. The following two service providers have stood out from the crowd and continue to deliver on their promises time and time again. South Coast Style is proud to recommend Chris from Outdoor Blinds and Selvin from Hide ‘n Shade...

FIND WHAT YOU SEEK AT

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08611 BLIND (25463)

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Hide 'n Shade supply and professionally install a wide range of indoor blinds, awnings, carports, garage doors and automation - at realistic prices! Treat your Garage Doors, Carports and Awnings to a full check-up and repair from the new owners of Hide 'n Shade. Hide 'n Shade was established in 2002, and has now been taken over by their chief installer Selvin and his wife Roshnee. Selvin and his loyal team have been together for many years and are extremely proficient and trustworthy in the work that they do. They place emphasis on quality and service and are always striving to give their customers the best of both.

PVC Outdoor Blinds is a Durban based company, with numerous agents covering the KZN area for your convenience. They also have a branch in Cape Town. This product is a high quality PVC, using either velcro or a unique zip system for secure sealing during adverse weather conditions. They have developed unique systems to secure the blinds and all the materials used are colour coded. There are definite advantages to Outdoor Blinds product as shown in "The Benefits of Utilizing Outdoor Blinds" on their website:

www.pvcoutdoorblinds.co.za Installation is guaranteed 3-4 weeks after your order has been placed. Outdoor Blinds pride themselves on being extremely service orientated and offer a 2 year guarantee on installation. Call 08611BLIND(25463) today!

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Fabulous New Service Contact Roshnee or Selvin for a free check-up and winter maintenance quote - 039 682 6374

Sign up for the Winter Maintenance PROGRAM


The South Coast is undeniably the most popular domestic holiday destination in South Africa. Famous for its Blue Flag Beaches and warm sub-tropical climate, the South Coast is a 365 destination. Pristine natural beauty, worldclass facilities and friendly locals are what make the South Coast an obvious choice. Flip over to the Southern Explorer route guide for options on Where to Stay, Where to Eat, Where to Shop and Where to Play.

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To make the most of your stay in Paradise, be sure to select one of the South Coast’s reputable, quality, accredited accommodation providers... be it a B&B, Guesthouse, Backpackers or Self Catering Lodge. The South Coast offers a superb range of customer-focused, owner-run accommodation establishments, each with its own unique personality! Tourism South Coast has developed an informative and helpful website to simplify the booking process.

LOOK BEFORE YOU BOOK! www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za

HALL ROYSTON EXPERIENCE Victorian Splendour Time travel over a century into the past while visiting this exquisitely restored manor house with its bird’s eye view over the mighty Mzimkhulu River with the Indian Ocean shimmering in the distance. Here tea is served from a silver service and exquisite treats are presented on beribboned three-tiered cake stands decorated with freshly cut roses.

“One would have to travel far and wide to find a place more enchanting and captivating than Royston Hall”

Ria Hackland is a wonderful hostess and knows just how to make her guests feel welcome and relaxed. Contrary to what one might think – Royston Hall is grand but unpretentious and it is easy to relax into the gorgeous furnishings and enjoy the breathtaking views. So, leave the cares of the modern world aside for a while and escape the hurried pace of modern life into a bygone era of an age long forgotten.

Visit: www.roystonhall.co.za VISIT ROYSTON HALL HISTORIAL HOUSE

Member Number: 201 Tour 2: Page 25 Call: 039 695 0083 / 082 784 5851

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PHOTOGRAPHY: JAMES CARLSEN / BEACH WEDDINGS

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now...” ALAN LAKEIN

JAMES CARLSEN

NATURALLY CREATIVE SPONTANEOUS PHOTOGRAPHY

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“My passion has always been for Beach weddings. There is something about getting married on a beach that truly makes a statement as to how you plan on living your lives together.”

James Carlsen is one of the most naturally talented photographers, who consistently manages to deftly produce wedding photography portraits which are stylish, contemporary and breathtaking.

“While there is a time and place for posed photographs at every wedding, the natural images are the ones that will bring a real smile to your face, as they capture true emotions and actual moments, rather than elaborately contrived poses.”

STRETCH TENTS FOR ALL WEATHER & SEASONS

www.kzntents.co.za

James' company Hairy Munster Productions offers complete eventing solutions and his artistic flair is evident in every facet of his work. He specializes in beach wedding ceremonies and will be able to facilitate every facet and requirement that anybody could possibly desire. One can trust his many years of practical experience and he will ensure that your wedding day will be the most extraordinary day of your life.

“Why deal with five different companies when you only need to deal with one?” An exciting new facet to James' portfolio is the introduction of his stretch tents. A huge factor when organising an outdoor event is that one always needs to consider the fickleness of the weather. The solution needs not be a conventional marquee - why not opt for the more aesthetically pleasing option of the stretch tents? They are made from extremely strong, flexible and 100% waterproof material which provides excellent weather protection in a versatile manner. Contact James Carlsen on 083 739 5497 Website: www.beachweddings.co.za / www.hairymunster.co.za Email: email@jamescarlsen.co.za / info@hairymunster.co.za

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YOUR BIG DAY ON THE SOUTH COAST

Get Warm and Fuzzy this Winter with these Top Ten Wedding Movies!

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Bring out your inner Romantic! Snuggle up and watch one or two of our favourite chick-flicks of all times. Be inspired to plan your Big Day on the South Coast… What better place to start your journey together? And if you’re thinking about getting engaged, why not warm your honey’s heart this winter, by popping that question:

Father of the Bride Four Weddings and a Funeral The Wedding Singer Steel Magnolias The Wedding Planner Wedding Crashers My Best Friend’s Wedding Bride Wars My Big Fat Greek Wedding Rachel Getting Married

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Photography

James Carlsen Photography 083 739 5497 www.beachweddings.co.za

Model

Lauren Miller (Personal Trainer) 082 562 4402 info@laurenmiller.co.za

Bridal Gown

Stephen van Belkum Stephward Estate 039 315 5926 www.stephward.co.za

Jewellery

La Vogue Geoff or Corinne Saunders 039 684 0228 la-vogue@iafrica.com

Hair

Sands International Karen, Mandy or Robert 039 315 7636

Makeup

Face Forward - Danielle Beekman 039 315 1584 / 082 729 7919 www.faceforwardstudio.co.za

Venue

Umthunzi Boutique Hotel 039 695 0852 www.umthunzi.co.za

Floral Bouquet

Pam's Florist Pam or Anne 039 682 5752 ann1865@gmail.com

Cake

Pink Sugar - Mallory Pugin 083 282 4429 www.pinksugar.co.za

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Weddings & Functions

Conferencing

UMTHUNZI BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN UMTENTWENI IS PERFECTLY LOCATED, AND SIMPLY OOZES SOPHISTICATION AND ELEGANCE. The couple behind this oasis of luxury and personalised experiences are developer Tony Foce and his wife Sandy who invite you to enter their world where service is paramount. Their specialist staff are committed to meeting your requirements in a friendly and professional manner which will allow you to relax, knowing your wishes are being expertly attended to. They also have a number of repeat clientele who keep returning to savour this haven and what greater advertising could one ask for? Umthunzi has a certain magic quality to it which makes it the perfect choice for a wedding venue. Its proximity to the beach and romantic honeymoon suite caters for every bridal couple’s whim – Umthunzi is the place to create wonderful memories.

Umthunzi is tailor-made for the corporate clientele that they service, and they can accommodate between 8 – 100. The conference facilities are fantastic and the exclusive feature is that your individual package will be tailor-made specifically for your needs, at affordable rates!

Congratulations on Anri and your team on great service and a great venue. Will be in contact soon for the next presentation. MAXINE BAILLACHE

OFFICE SERVICES, ESKOM SHELLY BEACH

Until May 2013 Umthunzi is offering a truly wonderful WEDDING SPECIAL, so take advantage of this unique opportunity!

Enjoy unparalleled sea views from your own private balcony. Features of each room to enjoy are 100% percale linen, gorgeous decor, individual safes, air conditioning, selected DSTV channels, Wi-Fi access, plus a coffee and tea station. Their full English Breakfasts are delightful and their inviting pool is the perfect place to while away life’s stresses or visit the family friendly beach, a mere 7 minute walk away!

Top companies are already putting Umthunzi on their choice of conference venue! Like Umthunzi on Facebook to take advantage of their regular specials. Call 039 695 0852 or e-mail reservations@umthunzi.co.za for an affordable quote.

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PREMIER HOTEL EDWARDIAN

Where guests become friends ACCOMMODATION

Premier Hotel Edwardian offers a variety of accommodation, ranging from three-bedroom units, one-bedroom units and deluxe rooms which make it perfectly suited for both families and for the business traveller. Rooms have airconditioning, private balconies, en-suite bathrooms, tea & coffee making facilities and select DSTV channels. The hotel facilities include in-room dining, a laundry service, 24 hour reception and concierge, hospitality lounge, library, internet availability and a swimming pool.

CONFERENCING Premier Hotel Edwardian has a well-equipped conference centre and is perfectly located for meetings ranging from 10 delegates to conferences for up to 150 delegates. U-SHAPED

SCHOOL ROOM

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Sir Herbert 60 120 150 90 Sir Birmingham 60 120 150 90 Fairbridge 36 40 60 30 Hartford Boardroom 12 delegates boardroom seating

The Premier Hotel Edwardian in Port Edward is situated on the Hibiscus Coast of KwaZulu-Natal and offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and of lush coastal hillsides from its private balconies. The hotel is conveniently close to spectacular beaches and is 1km from the town centre. Port Edward is situated on the border of the Eastern Cape Province and is renowned for its rich cultural and historical background.

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LEISURE FACILITIES

Port Edward is a popular holiday destination, offering many magnificent stretches of beach as well as outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing, tennis, hiking and mountain bike trails.One of the most popular attractions of Port Edward is the Sardine Run occurring from late May to mid July. Billions of sardines travel up the coast from the Eastern Cape to the South Coast. It attracts thousands of game fish, birds and sharks. This is a fascinating and unforgettable experience. The immediate area of the Umtamvuna offers you interesting places to visit like Beaver Creek Coffee Farm, various Art & Craft Studios and Nature & Game Reserves.


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THE ESTUARY COUNTRY HOTEL

Your Place in Paradise

The Estuary County Hotel was originally built in 1941 and its genuine design and harmony of proportions immediately reflects the exquisite work of a master builder. It is the perfect destination to relax and unwind, surrounded by romance, comfort and elegance THE FISH EAGLE RESTAURANT - A FUSION OF FLAVOURS The Fish Eagle Restaurant is well known for its fine cuisine, and here you are assured of an unforgettable taste experience. Established in 1996, it has rapidly become one of the top five dining venues on the South Coast. Their menus emphasise the importance of fresh, local ingredients which are delightfully presented. A superb selection of international and local wines will compliment your meal perfectly. Whether for a private dinner, special occasion or just a casual meal with friends - let the Fish Eagle Restaurant be your venue of choice. THE ESTUARY SPA, AN UNPARALLELED ESCAPE The Estuary Country Hotel prides itself in having developed a fully integrated Beauty Spa, managed by a highly professional therapist. This tranquil haven offers the guest a range of options - Holistic therapy, Hydrotherapy, Skincare therapy and Professional Make-up. A Partnership treatment room is available to those who are wanting to be pampered with their loved

one. For those needing an extra special break, the expert team have come up with a number of Spa Escape packages, including accommodation and treatments. THE PERFECT WEDDING VENUE The Estuary Country Hotel, with its old world ambience, exquisite sea views, rolling lawns and beautiful gardens provide the perfect setting for the wedding of a lifetime! With the Admiral Function Room catering for up to 250 People, you and your guests will be able to enjoy the dining experience, relax in the tranquil settings, celebrate your marriage with a party and then sleep well in their indulgent and luxurious bedrooms.

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LUXURY ACCOMMODATION Relax and unwind in one of their luxurious bedrooms designed with comfort and elegance in mind. Sleep comes easy in one of The Estuary's sumptuous beds, which they believe to be a very important part of your stay with them. Wake up to the beautiful views of the sea or estuary and experience the smells and sounds that are truly African. They offer a total of 44 en-suite bedrooms, all air conditioned with private balconies. Their exclusive honeymoon suite is a must for newlyweds!

Southern Explorer Member Number: 801 Page: 46 Call: 039 311 2675 / 082 380 9890

R61, Port Edward d Call: 039 311 2675 75 Mobile: 082 380 9890 o za www.estuaryhotel.co.za info@estuaryhotel.co.za GPS: S31°02.204 E30°13.331 www.southcoaststyle.co.za

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TAKE YOUR TEAM TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Boost your Company's productivity by building a strong foundation of teamwork. By instilling a sense of belonging in each individual member, the team will automatically start functioning better as a whole. Improved working relationships lead to better communication and a more productive, positive workplace. With over a decade of experience in building formidable teams, trust Wild 5 to equip your staff with the building blocks of good communication, team camaraderie and shared goals. Wild 5 Team Developers will custom-shape a programme that delivers the required results. NOW MOBILE: Wild 5 can present your Team-build at a South Coast venue of your choice. If you would like to take your event to the extreme, opt for an on-site (Oribi Gorge) programme that can include: the world's highest gorge swing, white water rafting, abseiling, zip-line, paintball or horse riding.

Visit: www.wild5adventures.co.za for more information!

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“When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.”

EXPERIENCE THE ULTIMATE RUSH! Member Number: 302 Tour 3: Page 18 Call: 082 566 7424 Email: paul@wild5adventures.co.za

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A GREAT ALL-ROUNDER! Ideally situated between Kokstad/Harding and Port Shepstone on the N2, the Gorgez View caters for everyone’s needs at affordable rates – from varied accommodation options; through to memorable weddings receptions, notable functions, corporate conferences and delicious dining.

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With a magnificent view of the surrounding Paddock pastoral lands and a unique vista of the Oribi Gorge Peaks, this is the ideal venue to host that next company conference or business meeting. Their fully equipped conference venue seats 80 delegates in comfort with all the necessary ‘bells and whistles’. Let their professional staff ensure that your every wish is attended to promptly and courteously. Soak up the country air and be greeted with the warmth of true hospitality – look no further, you are in good hands. What are you waiting for? The Gorgez View is kind to everyone’s pocket – it offers value-for-money hospitality that does not disappoint. They are open from 7a.m every day until late!

The Gorgez View is also the ideal place to bring the entire family for a day of fun, food and laughter. They have a great play area for little ones, so mom and dad can enjoy their meal in peace whilst the children frolic in the amusement area and watch the animals graze.

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VISIT THE GORGEZ VIEW Southern Explorer Member Numbers: 314 & 315 Tour 3: Page 22 Call: 039 679 1345 / 039 679 1607


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Whatever you require to make your conference a resounding success, trust Margate Hotel's dynamic team to bring it all together. Offering no less than 6 air-conditioned conference rooms, each one equipped with everything you need from a laser pointer to high-tech audio-visual equipment, Margate Hotel means business. With General Manager, Lawrence Homan, at the helm and his attentive team in attendance, no request is too complex! Trendy, tasteful accommodation, the close proximity to the beach, popular on-site restaurant and great entertainment options all add to making your meeting, event or conference a memorable one. A range of packages are available to choose from.

MEET VUYO MANKAHLA, CONFERENCE COORDINATOR, MARGATE HOTEL An ordinary day in the life of a Conference Coordinator calls for extraordinary dedication! No matter how well you plan each day, there will always be an element of unpredictability… that's the nature of the Hospitality industry. Last minute bookings and sudden changes in a client's programme can't catch one off guard.Vuyo Mankahla strives to take this all in her stride. A career in the Hospitality Industry was a childhood dream of Vuyo's... one born whilst spending carefree family holidays in hotels. After acquiring a diploma in Hotel Management through Varsity College, she went on to make this dream a reality. Vuyo, how would you describe your personality? Professional, open and friendly. I have a strong work ethic and try to do my best in all that I do. I'm a bit of a perfectionist… In your experience, what are some of the expectations a potential client has, when making an enquiry? A friendly and helpful attitude, professionalism and efficiency in the manner in which the enquiry is dealt with. You may need to answer a great deal of questions, so it's important to know your product and believe in it, in order to answer with confidence. Lastly, in these tough economic times, clients expect good value for money. What advice can you offer to someone organizing a conference for the first time? Good, advance planning is always best. Choose a venue that meets your needs in terms of location, facilities and budget. Catering is also very important, so make sure that your Company's dietary requirements are catered for. Never compromise on professionalism and great service standards. As someone who spends a good deal of your day on the phone, what tips in telephone etiquette can you offer our readers? A smile in your voice goes a long way in breaking the ice and the caller can hear it. Be courteous and professional. What do you love most about your job? Seeing a "wowed" customer… A highlight for me is each day that a satisfied customer thanks me for a job well done.

www.margatehotel.co.za

MARGATE HOTEL, WHERE YOUR COMFORT IS OUR PLEASURE Member Number: 509 Tour 5: Page 31 Call: 039 312 1410 Email: vuyo@margatehotel.co.za www.southcoaststyle.co.za

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By elevating the level of our collective professional standards, we can move towards creating a sustainable experience of quality and excellence. Striving for excellence involves developing not only technically, but also in the areas of communications, interpersonal relationships, ethics and service levels. Meet the companies who are committed to leading the way!

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SHELLY BEACH OFFICE Telephone: 039 315 0555 E-mail: shellybeach@wakefields.co.za 110 Marine Drive, Shelly Beach

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LEADERS NPC-CIMPOR Building Relationships

AND WORKING TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE The NPC-CIMPOR factory at Simuma Farm near Port Shepstone produces the majority of the cement required in Kwa Zulu Natal, enabling much needed infrastructure, housing and other developments.

THE MAGNIFICENCE OF THE KZN SOUTH COAST IS ENRICHED WITH THE ONLY LIMESTONE DEPOSIT IN KWA ZULU NATAL...

PAVING THE WAY TO A

GREENER FUTURE The cement production process utilizes significant amounts of fuel to cause the limestone rich raw materials to form cement minerals. An important sustainable development project by NPC-CIMPOR is the substitution of part of the coal used with waste tyres that would otherwise be destined for waste landfill sites. Specialist studies and an environmental impact assessment have shown that this switch of part of the traditional coal fuel has many environmental benefits such as: • A REDUCTION IN UTILIZATION OF NONRENEWABLE COAL RESOURCES • LOWER CONTRIBUTION TO GREENHOUSE GASES

Situated in the Orbi Gorge area, this calcite geological deposit dates back millions of years. Limestone is a key ingredient in cement manufacture and has lead to the establishment of a cement production facility alongside the deposit by NPC-CIMPOR, a global cement producer. Being the only South African cement producer with cement kilns in Kwa Zulu Natal, NPC-CIMPOR will play a crucial role in solving the problem of waste, such as used tyres, not just on the South Coast but also the greater Kwa Zulu Natal region. The necessary regulatory legislative processes have been followed and the required air permit from the Ugu District Municipality and waste permit from the Department of Agriculture, Environmental Affairs & Rural Development is eagerly awaited. It will thereafter not be long before waste tyres can responsibly roll into NPC-CIMPOR’S cement kilns as an energy source rather than rolling into valuable landfill space.

Ezinqoleni Tourism Office opposite the npc-cimpor factory

This impressive facility serves as a monument to NPC-CIMPOR’S commitment to the advancement of tourism in the region, thereby benefiting the local rural communities. Built in the Simuma Conservancy, it serves dually as a bustling Tourist Information Centre (manned by an Ugu South Coast Tourism Information Officer) and a venue for local artists and crafters to display and sell their wares.

• MORE STRINGENT ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL AND EMISSION REQUIREMENTS • THE RECOVERY OF A MATERIAL THAT IS OTHERWISE A WASTE

YOUR PARTNERS IN CEMENT, CONCRETE AND AGGREGATE NPC-CIMPOR (SIMUMA): 039 687 8900 www.npc.co.za www.southcoaststyle.co.za

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ALL THE BENEFITS OF A CORPORATE EMPLOYER WHILE ENJOYING THE SOUTH COAST LIFESTYLE

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employer of choice The Beekman Group is committed to providing our investors and vacation club members with exceptional service and we value the dedication and commitment from our staff who have helped us become market leaders in our business sectors.

AT THE BEEKMAN GROUP WE HAVE A PASSION FOR THE CAREER PROGRESS OF OUR PEOPLE. WE BELIEVE THAT OUR PASSION FOR INNOVATION AND DEVELOPING SERVICE EXCELLENCE IN ALL ASPECTS OF OUR ORGANISATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS AND WILL POSITION OUR GROUP FOR FUTURE GROWTH.

Our continued success depends on our ability to attract, motivate, empower and retain exceptionally talented individuals who reflect the diverse business environments we serve. That is why The Beekman Group has made a long term commitment to becoming an ‘employer of choice’ and creating a culture that contributes to employees’ expectations and satisfaction levels.

IF YOU ARE AS PASSIONATE ABOUT YOUR CAREER AS WE ARE, VISIT:

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THE HUMAN RESOURCES TEAM

employees competitive compensation and benefits, incentives and opportunities for advancement, as well as continual training and development in a fastpaced business environment. We also offer regular in-house health and wellness opportunities by way of exercise classes, talks and demonstrations, medical checks and vitamin boosts, as well as a canteen with healthy food options. We want to attract and retain employees who have the skills, shared beliefs, and dedication to service excellence who can help us compete, and continue to triumph, in our marketplace. CINDY ALLAN, DIRECTOR

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Who are the B&B Network South Coast KZN? The B&B Network are an independent Network of self-catering, guest lodges and B&B establishments. Based along the coastal strip in the "Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom", our member establishments range from Hibberdene in the north to Port Edward in the south. Thier members are able to cater to a variety of needs, from the most discerning of guests in a luxurious B&B establishment to the more budget conscious family in a selfcatering unit. All the accommodation has been independently graded or assessed. Members display the Approved & Accredited B&B South Coast Network logo on their establishments. At all times they assure an excellent standard of customer service and cleanliness. Stay with the locals and experience their hospitality, knowledge of the area, and be assured of a prevailing sense of privacy and a relaxing atmosphere, what ever your choice may be. Visit the website at

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or send an enquiry to info@staysouthcoast.co.za to see what accommodation is on offer. A more enjoyable and affordable vacation you could not wish for.

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COMPUTERS AND REPAIR CENTRE

PORT SHEPSTONE 039 682 7033 SHELLY BEACH 039 315 5757


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COMPUTERS AND REPAIR CENTRE

WE WILL DO THIS FOR YOU: Speed up your computer Repair your printer Network all your computers Organise your e-mail and internet connections Make your computer virus-free Repair your computer problems at your home or office Handle quotes for insurance purposes (we are accredited insurance claim suppliers)

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