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Shumbalala Game Lodge An African Dream In the vast wilderness of South Africa’s hot northern plains, adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park, deep within an ancient tapestry of natural wonder, you will chance upon SHUMBALALA GAME LODGE. From your early morning game drive or bush walk in the Big 5 Thornybush Game Reserve to lazy afternoons at the pool and a sunset safari, tales of the day are told in the wine cellar as you prepare for a sumptuous dinner fire-side al fresco or candle-lit indoors. Choose from four luxury suites or the Presidential Suite, all of which have private viewing decks and picture window bathrooms. Wake up knowing that each day will allow for the adventure and peace of Africa to enter your soul – in a place where the lion sleeps.

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here are few things more romantic than travelling together. Sure, you get the awkwardly distributed bites and rashes, cabin claustrophobia and jet lag moods, but none of that seems to dampen the exhilaration of exploring new and exotic places and experiences with someone who makes your knees weak. Luckily for us here in sunny South Africa, we don’t have to travel very far to encounter beauty and rediscover romance. My ideal Valentine’s retreat for 2013 would have to be Hout Bay, where I’d return to the exquisite and secluded Tarragon Guest Cottage that I visited with a friend last month. I can picture it now – retreating to our hideaway after watching the sunset on Llandudno Beach with a bottle of Hout Bay Vineyards’ delightful sauvignon blanc… While I’ll leave the rest up to your imagination, I can tell you that I would insist on a stop at the rejuvenating Constantia Uitsig Spa on the way home. If you do find yourself in the Cape but Hout Bay’s not really your thing (which I can’t imagine, but each to his own), a trip to the pristine Delaire Graff in the winelands would provide an equally romantic

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getaway. The accommodation is luxurious, the spa indulgent and the cuisine other-worldly. If you’d prefer to stay in the magnificent city of Cape Town (now that I would understand), I’d highly recommend a night at the opulent yet relaxed Cape Grace Hotel, where dinner at Signal restaurant and a couples’ treatment at the spa are sure to be memorable. For the more adventurous couples, a diving/snorkeling/turtle-tracking/ general merrymaking trip to the elusive Maputaland could be a fun challenge. These are but a few options for lovers in the area. If you find yourself anywhere else in South Africa, we would recommend any destination with the Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa stamp of approval. Love each other, love others and love the land this Valentine’s Day.

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Summertime and the living is easy in Stellenbosch, where visitors and locals alike can now revel in the true pulse and pleasures of the vibrant oak-lined town during communal Street Soirees which take place on a bi-weekly basis until the end of March. These social soirees – presented by the Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes and Stellenbosch 360 – transform the lower part of Church Street into a colourful gourmet and grape hub, with complimentary wine tastings offered by various estates on South Africa’s oldest and foremost wine route. Adding taste to these balmy evenings, participating restaurants in and around Stellenbosch will sell some of their unique dishes right there on the street, while live music will get the vibes going and make you forget about your long day at the office. Each Stellenbosch Street Soiree features a different selection of cellars and caterers and entrance is free. Upcoming soiree dates are 3, 13 and 27 February as well as 13 and 27 March. The events take place from 17h00 until 19h30. For more information visit www.wineroute.co.za or the Stellenbosch Street Soirees Facebook page.

R es p o n s i b l e Din in g wit h St reet Sma rt Eating responsibly has just become easier with the release of the 2013 edition of the Rossouw’s Restaurants annual guide, which features six StreetSmart supporting eateries in the honours list and numerous others with excellent reviews. In Cape Town, Aubergine and Bizerca Bistro have achieved top honours, while in the winelands Three Stars were awarded to Jordan Restaurant, Rust en Vrede, The Tasting Room and Waterkloof Restaurant. A number of other StreetSmart participants are also very highly regarded in the guide, namely Buitenverwachting, Cargill’s, Catharina’s, Fork, Manna Epicure, Myoga, Savoy Cabbage, Glen Carlou, Makaron, Bread & Wine, Haute Cabrière, Reuben’s and Le Bon Vivant. StreetSmart raises funds for organisations that help street children through a voluntary R5 addition to the bill at participating restaurants. You can change the life of a child simply by dining at a participating restaurant – and as the Rossouw’s Restaurants gradings prove, StreetSmart participants are great places to eat too. For more information e-mail streetsmart@eqweb.co.za.

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Romance at The Robertson Small Hotel If Romeo and Juliet had to pick a spot for Valentine’s Day, they would look no further than the enchanting Robertson Small Hotel, a five-star boutique hotel in the heart of Robertson, where a magical Month of Love, crowned with a Midsummer Night’s Dream date on the 14th of February, awaits lovers. The Valentine’s dinner will treat couples and groups of friends to a food and wine feast in the hotel’s delightful garden. The dinner costs R240 per person and includes the wine/beverage pairing per course. Cupid will be ready with his bow at 19h00 and bookings are essential as seating is limited. If a dinner isn’t enough to declare your love, the hotel will bestow its overnight guests with added Valentine’s treats including complimentary wine and romantic in-room treats and spa discounts. To reserve your table or to book a room call +27 23 626 7200 or send an email to info@therobertsonsmallhotel.com.

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Join in the fun as local wineries from the Durbanville Wine Valley celebrate the harvest season at its annual Feast of the Grape, which takes place at the Durbanville Race Course over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd March (12pm to 5pm daily). The event marks the end of the grape harvest and the arrival of autumn with a weekend feast filled with an array of activities and an abundance of seasonal wines to taste. The bumper festival offers visitors the complete package - from superb wine and live entertainment to nonstop kiddies’ entertainment. Old school games will keep young and old entertained throughout the day, and kids can look forward to a jumping castle, face painting and so much more. While the kids are having fun the adults can sip and sample superb wines from the 11 wineries on show from the Durbanville region. Try your hand at grape stomping or milking a dairy cow, be amazed at the latest and greatest on offer at the tractor exhibition or simply browse the stalls for delectable local produce. Local restaurants will ensure that you’re kept well fed throughout the day. Tickets to the festival cost R100 for adults and R50 for children and can be booked directly through www.webtickets.co.za. Your ticket allows you access to the venue as well as a complimentary tasting glass and tasting coupons. Additional coupons can be purchased throughout the day.

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et within beautiful grounds and manicured gardens, the unique guest lodges boast sumptuous interiors, private heated pools, breathtaking views and exemplary levels of comfort. A central main lodge features a cinema, meeting facilities, state-of-the-art spa and gym and exquisitely designed Indochine Restaurant. The Delaire Graff Spa offers guests an enriching and holistic experience within an awe-inspiring setting. The elegant spa suites offer personalized, luxurious treatments from Swiss Perfection, Aromatherapy Associates and Mama Mio. The Spa features a 22 metre infinity pool with heated Jacuzzi allowing guests to unwind and relax in between treatments. For a more energizing experience a fully equipped state-of-the-art Techno gym is available to both Lodge and Day Spa guests. Delaire Graff Estate’s unique location on the crest of the panoramic Helshoogte Mountain Pass is noted for its high altitude vineyards, excellent soils and cooling sea breezes. The Estate’s portfolio of award-winning wines features red wines that are big in structure with soft tannins and elegant finishes and white wines that capture the freshness of the harvest and the crispness of Delaire’s unique terroir. With its long, cool winters and slow ripening season, Delaire has the quintessential means to

produce wines of exceptional quality. The Wine Lounge at Delaire Graff offers two different concepts for visitors to the Estate: an educational tasting of the full Delaire Graff wine range during the day, or a glass of wine, snacks and musical entertainment in the evening creating the perfect venue for summer sundowners, after-work drinks or an aperitif before dinner at one of the Estate’s restaurants. Headed by Executive Chef Christian Campbell, the Delaire Graff Restaurant offers bistro-chic cuisine with fresh and vibrant flavours. Guests are able to dine within the spectacularly designed interiors or under a canopy of pin oak trees on the terrace whist enjoying breathtaking views of the Stellenbosch Valley and mountains. The Estate’s Indochine Restaurant features Asianinspired cuisine presented with contemporary flair and delicacy. Flavours are lively, aromatic and robust whilst maintaining a style of cuisine that is synonymous with vitality and good living. An intimate dining area below the dramatic ‘Swallows in Flight’ installation created by artist Lionel Smit overlooks majestic Table Mountain and the Stellenbosch Valley below. For more information visit www.delaire.co.za, e-mail info@delaire.co.za or call +27 21 885 8160. 18


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The presence of grand old trees, the sound of running water and the constantly changing vistas of mountain and vineyards are often to make guests feel at peace before they even enter the spa at Constantia Uitsig, the age-old wine estate in the shadow of Table Mountain.

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Kalahari Spa Ancient Desert Secrets treatments include the Kalahari Desert Glow Exfoliation, Khoi-Khoi Escape, Rolling Sands Massage, Calabash Sole Survival and Hand Ritual. Another superior range used in the spa is !QMS Medicosmetics. !QMS was formulated by Dr.med. Erich Schulte, an aesthetic surgeon, lecturer and international authority on skin aging and skin regeneration. !QMS is based on research-led, collagen enhancing technology to create a personalized regenerative system of skincare. Dr.med. Erich Schulte’s scientific investigation into skin regeneration led him to develop a unique method to condition natural soluble collagens so that they can penetrate into the epidermis and be applied topically to the skin, thereby allowing it to regenerate. The signature of !QMS Medicosmetics is to incorporate optimum concentrations of active ingredients in formulations that maximize absorption and effective action of the ingredients, with each product developed from a medical understanding of skin functioning. !QMS treatments available at the spa include the Classic Treatment, Activator Treatment, Deep Cleansing Treatment. SK-Alpha Treatment, Neo-Tissue Dermie Treatment, Triple Action Treatment and Skin Renewal Treatment. The spa also offers Clarins and Acquizhen face and body treatments, as well as all other standard spa grooming treatments. With its combination of tranquil setting and quality products, the Constantia Uitsig Spa offers a top-notch relaxation and restoration escape.

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onstantia Uitsig Spa offers a comprehensive range of treatments and therapies. It is the only spa in South Africa to offer Les Arômes du Vin, a body treatment based on the aromatic components of fine wines. The Les Arômes du Vin Signature Treatment includes a full body scrub, massage and lunch at an estate restaurant. The components of a bouquet of fine wines are blended and crushed with vine bark creating a scrub that exfoliates, renews and revitalizes. The body is then massaged with a blend of essential oils that resonate with the essence of Constantia Uitsig’s wine: relax or invigorate – you choose. Totally renewed, guests can stroll through the beautiful garden or lunch at one of the award-winning restaurants. Another unique range hosted at the spa is Kalahari Spa Ancient Desert Secrets. The Kalahari Spa Range was created after years of research by a team of experts, including botanists and scientists, who sourced naturally derived ingredients based in plant shrubs, derived plant oils, red sand, nourishing mud and rich mineral salts from the Kalahari Desert. With the Kalahari Spa Range came sincere responsibility towards the Khoi San people. Kalahari Spa has initiated a Kalahari Bead Project that involves the San community’s handcrafted ostrich egg beads, which are used in the making of traditional bracelets. The proceeds from the sales of the bracelets go towards the support of participating families in Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. In conjunction with Kalahari Spa’s social commitment, it is sincerely respectful of the environment and uses only sustainable natural resources.

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On arrival at The Tarragon we were met with nothing short of a familIal welcome. The cottages are self-catering, which makes perfect sense in a village famous for its beach restaurants and unrivalled fish and chips. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with everything from the linen to the bathroom soap appearing to have been placed with complete consideration of visitors’ comfort. The finishes are modern and natural, with an abundance of Cape sandstone, natural slate and light, airy living spaces. The living area of our cottage overlooked a large and beautifully maintained koi pond, and the sight of the brightly coloured fish combined with the sound of the gentle trickle of water gave us endless joy. There is a beautiful clean pool on the property, with loungers throughout the garden that offer the most spectacular views. There is also a separate barbecue area even though most of the cottages have spacious patios. Each cottage boasts flatscreen televisions with satellite channel options. There is also WiFi and ADT security as well as a laundry and babysitting service. The kitchens are fully equipped and the bathrooms impeccable. Each cottage is serviced everyday from Monday to Saturday. If you’re looking for a tranquil nature escape but don’t want to venture too far from the city, we would highly recommend The Tarragon as your first port of call. For further information or reservations, call +27 21 791 4155 or visit www.thetarragon.com.

o be in Hout Bay is to be surrounded by mountains, beach and nature at its most authentic. Even though it is only a few minutes away from the city, it feels secluded from the buzz and offers wonderful opportunities for rest and recreation. The Hout Bay Market is famous for its food, crafts and

collector’s items and nearby Llandudno Beach is known for its breathtaking sunsets. One of the most important aspects of a holiday for many is privacy, and very often big luxury franchise hotel chains fail to offer this. An out-of-the-way oasis comprising several secluded cottages surrounded by pristine garden and unrivalled mountain and valley vistas, The Tarragon is one of the few places so near to the city that offers true privacy and serenity.

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creature heaves its massive 130 kg bulk up onto the sand dunes and begins to dig a nesting hole in an ancient ritual that has gone on unchanged for millennia. In the ocean she has just exited, gigantic whale sharks glide sedately through the water, scooping plankton into their massive mouths, rays the circumference of tractor tyres burrow into the sea sand and millions of brightly coloured reef fish dart

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out to the reef just metres off the shore, or to Lala Neck, which at high tide forms a calm lagoon perfect for children just getting the hang of their masks and snorkels. The dive centre also offers “Ocean Experiences”. This is an exciting aquatic version of a traditional game drive. After an adrenaline inducing launch through the surf, there is every possibility of encountering huge pods of dolphins (and swimming with them), spotting humpback and Southern Right whales in season, snorkelling with manta rays and turtles, or even getting in the water with one of the behemoths of the sea, the whale shark. However, to truly see why this area is such an aquatic paradise, you really need to get suited up, strap on a tank and head under the waves. Here divers will find Africa’s southernmost coral reefs: unique underwater habitats covered in corals of huge variety and often startling colours, as are the creatures that call these reefs home. Multicoloured parrot fish, elegant Moorish idols, Blue sturgeon and Butterfly fish all vie for your attention with their techno-coloured liveries, while further up the food chain, giant Kingfish hide in dark overhangs just waiting for a tasty morsel to swim by, ribbon tailed rays snooze on the sandy sea bed, and black reef tip sharks patrol the area with their characteristic s-shaped undulating movements. A good dive master (and Mokarran boasts some of the most experienced in the country) can also point out the reef’s tinier inhabitants and often overlooked features, which can make the difference between a good dive and a great one. Even experienced divers will be fascinated to see how the orange spotted black hoods of the egg shell cowry can be tickled apart to reveal a treasure of a glimmering white egg within; or how a wiggling finger in a seemingly empty sandy pothole can reveal a flapping little electric ray hidden under the sand. Sharks and sport fish may be impressive due to their size, but it’s being shown the tiny

t is a wild wonderland of forested dunes, wetlands and lush woodlands teeming with birds, as well as stretches of the most unspoilt and pristine coastline anywhere in the world. As part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a recognised World Heritage Site, this stretch of coastline is one of South Africa’s greatest treasures. Yet – thanks to its secluded location – it remains largely untouched by the tourism bug.

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As a result, Rocktail Beach Camp (one of only two lodges in the area) is a decidedly laid back and unpretentious place to call home while exploring this ecological gem of a destination. Lodgings are in the form of tented rooms – admittedly with canvas sides and mesh net for windows, but decidedly comfortable nonetheless, right down to the open air ablutions with spectacular views of the distant sea across an expanse of virgin forest. Wooden decks also make the most of the elevated view, but for most people the camp is a mere watering and resting point in between all the ecological adventuring the area promises. Numerous trails crisscross the cool lushness of the surrounding Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve, where walkers are often rewarded with a sighting of a reedbuck or a shy duiker while being serenaded by flocks of indigenous birds, from Purple Crested louries and Grey Waxbills to Green coucals. As the forest gives way to giant sand dunes, you tumble out onto a wide swath of beach. It is undoubtedly one of the few in Natal where you can literally walk for kilometres in any direction and not see a single other soul, save for the odd ghost crab dicing with the surf.

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It is a misleading sense of isolation, however, because the waters of the adjacent Maputaland Marine Reserve are quite literally bursting with life. Mokarran Dive Charters – affiliated to Rocktail – offers guided snorkelling trips

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all over again. And that’s just what many of the visitors to this wild, untouched stretch of Zululand coast will feel too after their first experience of its unrivalled beauty and amazing wildlife – an unknown and ever present urge to find their way back here.

details – a delicate paper fish “blowing” backwards and forwards in the current, or being shown where to hold your hand under a rock and watching, fascinated, as an entire retinue of tiny cleaner shrimp come out to give you a thorough going over like an underwater carwash – that truly demonstrates the wonder of this particular dive site.

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Between November and March, this stretch of coastline is turtle central, as Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles migrate back to their hatching grounds to play their part in creating the next generation. As a result, it is not unheard of to spend a dive literally tripping over these endearing dinosaurs of the sea, from watching a Loggerhead turtle having a siesta under a rock and a Hawksbill foraging for food, to looking up to see the silhouette of a little Green turtle perfectly outlined as it swims sedately to the surface for a breath of fresh air. While these incredible creatures are most graceful and captivating in their own watery habitat, it is an otherworldly experience to witness one of these animals heave themselves tirelessly up the sand dunes and then complete the exhausting ritual of laboriously carving their nests out of the soft sand, laying their eggs, covering over their clutch, and then heaving their heavy and weary bodies back to the ocean. This is one of the few places in the world where humans can watch this prehistoric pantomime unfold. It is thrilling to drive along the deserted beach, with only the moonlight and the faint beams of an open-top Land Rover to help you scan the soft sand for the telltale shuffling tracks that show that a Loggerhead or – a much greater prize – a giant Leatherback turtle has come ashore. Often there are two parallel sets of tracks, indicating that the show is already long over. But if you are lucky, you might catch one “in the act”, so to speak, and it truly is an emotional and moving experience which is hard to capture fully in words. Rocktail’s turtle tracking vehicle, as well as one from neighbouring Thonga Beach Lodge, are the only private vehicles allowed on this stretch of beach. As well as sharing this magical experience with a restricted number of guests, the guides also measure and tag every turtle encountered, thereby aiding Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife with their turtle conservation project, which is one of the longest running and most successful turtle protection programmes on the planet. The turtles pepper the beach with their nests from November to February every year. Thereafter, the pantomime continues until March or early April when the eggs hatch and visitors may be lucky enough to witness the next generation of little turtles making a headlong dash for the sea and all the dangers it holds for them. Only a tiny fraction of all the turtles that hatch on this spectacular stretch of coastline will live to maturity. But those that do, know by some deep instinctive urge, some unknown power of nature, to make their way back here to start the process

Useful Information Rocktail Beach Camp is located in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and the Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve and is midway between Kosi Bay to the north and Sodwana Bay to the south. For more information, visit www.wilderness-safaris.com. Wilderness Safaris has recently launched the Wilderness Safaris African Residents Programme. To find out more about member benefits see www.wilderness-residents.co.za and contact us on residents@wilderness.co.za. Reader’s Offer Contact us to find out more about our special offers available until 20th March 2013. Terms and Conditions Apply. Contact +27 11 807 1800 and ask for Charisse or Janice, or email JaniceS@wilderness.co.za or CharisseB@wilderness.co.za. 28


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The tasting menu at Signal really encompasses what the hotel stands for - the variety in the content of food and the different flavour profiles of each of the dishes present a smorgasbord of cultural and historical influences. I enjoyed the vegetarian tasting menu, which started with a smooth and flavourful Cape malay tomato soup that would be heavenly in winter. A sweet flavoured aubergine dish with a somewhat smokey sub-taste followed. A lentil dish saw me fully satiated even before the next few dishes, but luckily the burst of acidity chased with the sweet citrus of the palette cleanser enlivened my tastebuds once more. The a la carte menu is a pleasure to read in itself. The staff are exceptionally friendly and the atmosphere is lively. Diners should just be prepared to wait quite long between each course – a hiatus some may argue is necessary to fully apreciate each dish. Although the Cape Grace Hotel offers a truly memorable and authentic Cape experience, I would return in a heartbeat for the food alone.

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Indaba Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa Just north of the fast paced business world of Sandton lies the 260 bedroom Indaba Hotel & Conference Centre nestled beneath the vista of the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountains. It is a compelling blend of business-like convenience and efficiency, with a relaxed and warm country hospitality atmosphere. Coupled with easy and convenient access to all main highways, O.R Tambo International Airport and a mere 15km from Lanseria International Airport, the hotel features an impressive selection of some 24 multi purpose conference venues that can accommodate up to 2 000 delegates in total, with banqueting facilities for up to 500 people. With two restaurants on property, there is no need to leave the comfort of the hotel to enjoy world class cuisine. Our 300 seater Chief’s Boma Restaurant caters for all tastes with over 120 African inspired dishes ranging from North African Moroccan cuisine to Koeksisters and Melktert from the Cape - and with a “Shisa Nyama” grill boasting a variety of game meats, everyone is sure to find their favourite. Well known for the lavish full South African Breakfast buffet which is served daily from 06h30 to 10h30, the Epsom Terrace Restaurant also boasts an evening Grill Menu which will delight even the most demanding gourmet’s exacting standards. A traditional Carvery Lunch with live music can be enjoyed every Sunday - Bookings essential for this popular family outing. For the ultimate pamper, the MOWANA SPA is a wellness sanctuary set in the tranquil bushveld gardens of the Indaba Hotel. Our commitment to service excellence and Staff Empowerment through training and mentoring will ensure that your needs are met and your expectations exceeded as you enjoy a Day of African Rejuvenation with the “Mowana Makoya Journey” or indulge your senses with the “Mowana Time-Out Pamper”. The Indaba Hotel - 15 minutes from Sandton ... A million miles away

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depending on where his fancy carries him for that vintage. Previously he chose a Cabernet and a Merlot. In recent years he has been leaning towards the cultivars of the Southern Rhone region, and has been harvesting Cinsaut, Carignan, Grenache Noir, Mouvedre and Shiraz. 2010 saw the first production of the vineyard’s Black Swan port. It is made from traditional Portuguese grape varietals, namely Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barocca, Souzou, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Francesca. Initially a Late Bottle Vintage (LBV) will be released and thereafter aged tawnys in stages of ten, fifteen and twenty years. Hout Bay Vineyards aims to produce a barrel of port, also known as a ‘pipe’, every year from now onwards. Each vintage brings with it new and exciting happenings in the cellar of Hout Bay Vineyards. Their increasingly popular open days are held every last Saturday of May and November, when patrons stock up on reds for those stormy Cape winters and crisp white wines and bubbly for the festive season. Peter and Cathy welcome anybody who would like to arrange a wine tasting, cellar or vineyard tour. Visit www.houtbayvineyards.co.za or call +27 83 790 2372 for more details.

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outh Africa is the world’s first fair trade tourism destination. This is thanks to Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa, which is ensuring that tourism products in the country are following fair trade principles. What is Fair Trade Tourism? Fair Trade tourism ensures good wages and working conditions for staff, a fair share of the tourism revenue to local communities and respect for human rights, culture and the environment. In other words: tourism that is good for people and the environment. How does it work? Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) is a local non-profit organisation that certifies tourism businesses (hotels, activities and attractions) against a set of standards linked to global Fair Trade criteria. These include fair wages and working conditions, fair purchasing, fair operations, equitable distribution of benefits and respect for human rights, culture and environment. An assessor spends between one and three days on-site (depending on the size of the business) to verify the criteria. This audit is repeated every 24 months to ensure that standards are kept high. Businesses that qualify get to carry the FTTSA logo. By selecting an FTTSA-certified establishment, you are assured that your travel benefits small business owners, tourism employees and local communities and economies, and that the business is operated ethically and in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. What kinds of places are Fair Trade? Any kind of tourism business can become FTTSAcertified: from backpackers to 5-star lodges; township tours and whale watching cruises to adrenalin-filled activities and botanical gardens. There are currently close to 70 tourism businesses across South Africa certified by FTTSA. In addition to being fab holiday places and activities, they all do a lot of amazing things for people and the environment. You can read all about this on the FTTSA website (www. fairtourismsa.org.za). The Six Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) Principles Fair Share: All participants involved in a tourism activity should get their fair share of the income, in direct proportion to their contribution to the activity. Democracy: All participants involved in a tourism activity should have the right and opportunity to participate in decisions that concern them.

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SOUTH AFRICA We welcome you with open arms and hearts and the warmest, widest of smiles! Come and experience our hospitality wherever you go and get in touch with our wide variety of fascinating cultures and local traditions. Experience our country’s natural wonders and the rhythm and soul of Africa. Witness our regal wildlife and go on an unforgettable journey through our ancient and recent past. You can now experience the best of South Africa AND contribute to the country and her people! This has been made possible through the introduction of the world’s first Fair Trade Tourism certification programme. Fair Trade Tourism in South Africa (FTTSA) certifies tourism businesses such as hotels, activities and attractions - from backpackers to five-star lodges, township tours to whale watching cruises, adrenaline-filled activities to botanical gardens. The certification uses a set of standards linked to global Fair Trade criteria, combined with locally relevant issues. A full list of FTTSA certified businesses is available at www.fairtourismsa.org.za


Positioned in the most romantic valley on earth, only 1 hour from Cape Town, Franschhoek Country House & Villas is an exclusive boutique hotel reminiscent of a village in Provence yet with an elegant Cape sensibility. Set in gardens of lemon trees, lavender and vines – with fynbos draping the nearby mountains – the original, charming country maison includes 14 standard and luxury rooms as well as the award-winning Monneaux Restaurant while the 12 Villa suites are havens of privacy & understated opulence. Swimming pools, a candle-lit cellar, a treatment room and sun-down verandas are all a traveller needs as you live la vie extraordinaire.

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Insulin-resistance is another contributing factor in our modern lives. It is a blood sugar disorder that causes carbohydrate cravings and increases fat storage and is caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. Most people who are overweight are insulin-resistant, Galvão explains. Having been overweight from childhood and reaching 113kg at the age of 25, she was desperate to find a solution to her weight problem. After studying pharmacy, as well as research spanning many years, Galvão launched the Eden Life Wellness Clinic in Johannesburg where her weight Loss programme does not advocate carbohydrates, except in small portions, or a fatfree diet. Instead it encourages a moderately high protein intake and a low-fat way of eating because certain good fats are essential. She is living proof of the success of her programme, having shed 50kg. Her clientele includes people from all walks of life, all ages, all sizes, including a number of celebrities like the legendary South South African actor, Robert Whitehead best known for his role as Barker Haines in the SABC3 soapie Isidingo in a weigh-in with Paula Galvao African singer PJ

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Designed with chic and contemporary interiors, all 21 rooms and suites are styled for comfort, luxury and exclusivity. The hotel boasts a sophisticated fine dining restaurant, spa facilities with a full range of therapeutic treatments, a fully equipped gym, a roof-top cocktail deck offering possible sightings of whales breaching or dolphins surfing the waves, a heated rim flow pool, business facilities and wi-fi connectivity throughout. Nothing is left to chance and all needs are anticipated and catered for with impeccable service.

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Along the famous Garden Route, set on the Wilderness dunes overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Views Boutique Hotel offers panoramic beach and ocean views.

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Vibrant indigenous flora and vivid exotic plant life create a serene ambience at The Last Word Constantia, which is a mere 25-minute drive from Cape Town. Situated in the Cape’s oldest and most beautiful wine valley, The Last Word Constantia is close to seven of South Africa’s top wine estates and many internationally celebrated restaurants. The five-star intimate hotel is in an exclusive area just one minute’s drive from the chic Constantia Mall’s fashionable shops and restaurants. An easy approach to freeways gives guests superb access to all the Cape’s scenic delights, from Simonstown and the False Bay beaches to the City Centre, Waterfront and beyond.

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The Strand Tower hotel offers guests 242 rooms in Standard, Superior, Executive and Deluxe styles. The hotel offers a range of features and facilities to ensure that guests have everything they need at their fingertips. The divine pool deck overlooks Strand and Loop Streets, and is an oasis-like location for a late afternoon dip after a long day of sightseeing. There is also a restaurant, a gym, sauna and steam room overlooking Table Mountain and the city centre on the 17th and 18th floors respectively, a newly renovated bar and lounge, an Executive Lounge, conferencing facilities for up to 200 people, 24-hour reception, porterage, a concierge and a coffee shop. The Strand Tower Hotel has everything you need for your stay in Cape Town, whether you are visiting for business or pleasure!

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TauGame Lodge

The privately-owned Tau Game Lodge is situated in the Madikwe Game reserve in the beautiful Great Marico area on the far northern border of South Africa. Boasting 27 major species of game, Madikwe is the fourth largest game reserve in the country. The perfect South African luxury safari holiday destination, Tau Game Lodge offers both Big Five and birdwatching safaris. Overlooking a vast natural waterhole, it offers an idyllic wedding as well as conference venue. Adults can indulge in a range of decadent treatments at the Tau Spa while children enjoy the myriad of kiddies’ activities available.

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In true “Quarters” style, the hotel offers an understated elegance and eclectic ambience. Business and conference facilities accommodating up to 45 people are available and include wi-fi access and a private boardroom. The hotel is situated close to popular shops and boutiques, restaurants, and a wellness centre. Golfing, whale-watching and hiking are all on offer in the area. • Call: +27 28 313 7700 • E-mail: • Website: reservations@quartershermanus.co.za.

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Conveniently situated on the longest wine route in South Africa, namely Cape Route 62, De Zeekoe’s unique charm attracts guests of a different kind. People from all walks of life visit this stylish African farm in search of a unique experience. De Zeekoe is an owner managed farm of 2000 hectares only 8 km from Oudtshoorn, in the Klein Karoo and situated on the longest wine route - R 62. De Zeakoe is a working farm with ostriches, springbuck,Bonsmara cows and Lusern (alfalfa). It boasts stunning views of the mountains and riverbed (Olifant’s River), and offers a chance to see over 162 species of birds. De Zeakoe is located in part of the 17 hotspots of the world, with overlapping flower zones. It offers 16 stylish rooms and 4 rustic log cabins situated on the water’s edge.

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nestled at the foot of the magnificent Paarl Rock. The only South African member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Grande Roche is a place where history is entwined with modernity; where the gentle rhythms of a working fruit and wine farm are only a short walk away from a bustling country town. At the Grande Roche Hotel, you will experience the privacy and tranquillity of comfortable and stylish suites nestled among the vineyards. With 28 unique, individually named suites, the experience is as personal as each guest and recounts a history of days gone by. Awardwinning Bosman’s restaurant offers the finest culinary experience. Grande

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Situated in the historic heart of the bustling business district of Cape Town, the Three Cities Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel offers a home away from home with its 90 self-catering apartments. The studio, one or two bedroom luxury apartments are fully equipped to suit all needs. Whether dining in or out, guests can chill or entertain in their temporary ‘home’ or experience an energizing treatment at the hotel’s Wellness Club Spa. “Ubuntu” is the underlying philosophy of the hotel and reflects the main namesake of the property. Private boardroom facilities are available in several apartments, offering the businessperson an easily accessible meeting place close to all amenities. Two conference rooms can accommodate from 40 to 100 people with full technical back up and underground parking. Renowned for their fresh and authentic Italian fare, Doppio Zero offers an extensive and flexible Mediterranean menu that transforms from daytime café cuisine to a fine dining evening experience, filled with romance and nostalgia.

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Shumbalala rests on one of the country’s great tracts of game land. Set in a dry, singeing savanna quartered by easterly-flowing rivers, the land is an ancient tapestry of natural wonder. The reserve is blessed with an abundance of species, including 147 mammals (including the Big 5) and 507 bird species. Qualified rangers conduct relaxed but informative morning and evening game drives and bush walks. Leisurely game viewing can also be enjoyed from the game viewing decks that overlook a water hole frequented by game. Accommodation is available in superior and presidential suites. The lodge offers a splendid high tea and a five-course gourmet dinner.

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The meaning of Tintswalo is the intangible feeling of love, gratitude and peace that you bestow upon someone who has given you a meaningful and worthy gift. Tintswalo Lodges offer the ultimate Cape, City and Safari experience by combining pure opulence with welcoming five-star accommodation, dining, conference and event facilities. At any of the four lodges, guests are provided with first-class service complimented by awe-inspiring views and opulent luxury. The properties include Tintswalo Atlantic at the base of Chapman’s Peak, Tintswalo Safari Lodge and Manor House situated within the Manyeleti Reserve near the Kruger National Park and Tintswalo At Waterfall, a boutique hotel in Kyalami, Johannesburg. Each lodge boasts unique attributes which enhance visitors’ experience, from the sensibly selected decor to the delectably crafted meals by on-site executive chefs.

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Royal Chundu is a haven of quiet solitude and untouched beautyand the first Relais & Châteaux property in Zambia. Comprising of two luxurious lodges on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, Royal Chundu is situated just upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls on a 15 km stretch of private waterway which is protected by two sets of rapids. As well as luxurious accommodation, world class service and sumptuous pan-African cuisine, visitors can also look forward to visiting the famous falls, enjoying a spot of game viewing in the nearby Chobe National Park in Botswana, as well as bird watching safaris, river rafting, and visits to neighbouring villages. For more information or to make a booking, call +27 87 700 8310 or +27 13 751 1038, email reservations@royalchundu.com or visit www.royalchundu.com.

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access 30kms upstream from the Victoria Falls

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An intimate, all-suite boutique hotel on the eastern shoreline of the mystical Zanzibar Island. The central guest entertainment and guest areas of Azanzi flow into vast uninterrupted stretches of silk-like sand. The hotel suites feature an array of guest comforts designed to pamper you during the quieter moments of your fun-filled days. Your hosts will be delighted to arrange any number

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National Airways Corporation

Contact our experienced Charter Sales team to package your next African adventure.

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Our extensive fleet of charter aircraft (average aircraft age 5 years) caters for any requirement – from lodge transfers to overborder flights into Africa. Our turboprop charter aircraft fleet consists of the Pilatus PC12; Cessna Grand Caravan; King Air 90, 200, 350; Embraer 120 and Beechcraft 1900C and D. Our jet fleet includes the Premier 1; Embraer Phenom 300, LearJet 45XR, 60; Hawker 800XP, 1000, 4000 and a Challenger 300.

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Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts is a hospitality and gaming company that operates in South Africa and Botswana. Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts is a hospitality and gaming company that operates in South Africa and Botswana. Peermont has an excellent track record in the design, development, management, ownership and operation of multi-faceted integrated resorts, including hotels, casinos, convention centres, retail centres, health spas, restaurants, bars and other sport and entertainment facilities.

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The Three Cities Group was formed in 1988 as a hospitality group offering specialized services

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The Three Cities Group offers specialized services in the tourism industry, managing and marketing over 30 quality tourism and leisure properties with a strong network of sales and marketing specialists working out of Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and London. The group’s distinctively unique portfolio of properties includes city hotels, resorts, exceptional safaris and three campuses of The International Hotel School.

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Bidvest Premier Lounges

Premier Lounge is the business lounge service of choice for high-end business and leisure travelers across South Africa. Avoid the crowds, make a phone call in peace, surf the net, use business facilities or just relax with a drink and a snack. There are smoking and non-smoking rooms to suit your style. You can find a Premier Lounge in every local and international departure terminal of all major South African airports. The lounges are open daily from one hour prior to the first flight leaving to 30 minutes after the last flight has left from O R Tambo, Cape Town, King Shaka, George, East London and Port Elizabeth airports.

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laid-back restaurant in Franschhoek. The menu offers staunch South African favorites as well as specials that are updated daily to take advantage of the finest ingredients on the market. In the heart of the South African winelands, the restaurant boasts an excellent wine menu. Reuben’s restaurant and bar combines all the

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Chef Rueben Riffel’s passion for creating fine yet uncomplicated cuisine is celebrated at his top yet

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For more than 60 years, The Blue Train has enjoyed an international reputation as one of the world’s unsurpassed travelling experiences. In 2010 alone, The Blue Train won the coveted accolade of “Africa’s Leading Luxury Train” at The World Travel Awards, and was voted “Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Favourite Specialist Train.” The routes of The Blue Train – both scheduled and chartered – take guests through some of the most breathtaking countryside to be found anywhere in the world. Routes include Cape Town/Pretoria; Pretoria/ Durban and Pretoria/Pilanesberg.

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area on the far northern border of South Africa. Boasting 27 major species of game, Madikwe is the fourth largest game reserve in the country. The perfect South African luxury safari holiday destination, Tau Game Lodge offers both Big Five and bird-watching safaris. Overlooking a vast natural waterhole, it offers an idyllic wedding as well as conference venue. Adults can indulge in a range of decadent treatments at the Tau Spa while children enjoy the myriad of kiddies’

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The Dutch East restaurant in Franschhoek believes in the values of simplicity and preserving the integrity of the main ingredient of a dish. At Dutch East, fresh is best and the freshest available ingredients are sourced each day. Head Chef Pasch du Plooy is a leading figure in the culinary world of the Cape Winelands, pioneering the way with his exciting mix of local Dutch and Eastern cuisine.

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towards a commercial license and conversions and type ratings at a CAA approved training facility. It also offers aerial game viewing and management opportunities as well as flights to celebrate special occasions. Their Alert HeliTrack service provides air support to assist in tracing the perpetrators of rhino poaching and farm attacks. Indigo Helicopters is situated

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You’ve dreamt of it, now own it!

True African bush living at the only Bush & Aero Estate in the world Life at Zandspruit is one of peace and tranquility - a home cocooned in wild life and bush, offering a tranquil getaway from a demanding world. The exceptional weather all year around gives you ample opportunity to explore your environment with wildlife walks, horse rides or game drives. View this tranquil setting from the comfort of your living room or pool deck.

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Contact: +27 15 793 1192 Email: info@zandspruit.co.za

Sunset views are magnificent treats! This is an investment sure to keep your health and living experience a notch above any other.

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KEY FEATURES  Estate size: 1000 ha game farm  200 full title stands. Sizes range from 4 000 m² to 15 000 m²  House designs are in 3 different styles being  Farmhouse  Pavilion  Thatch  650 ha of untouched wildlife reserved exclusively for owners game viewing pleasure  Safe environment and close to retailers, doctors and recreational facilities  1 km hard surfaced private runway, for aviation enthusiasts  Park and hanger your plane next to your bush home

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Kwantu Game Reserve Location: 1 Sidbury Farm, Sidbury, Makana District, Port Elizabeth Tel: +2742 203 1400 E-mail: reservations@kwantu.co.za Web: www.kwantu.co.za

Kuzuko Lodge Location: Olivenfontein Farm, Kommadagga, Addo Elephant National Park Tel: 0800 468 357 or +2711 806 6888 E-mail: hotels@legacyhotels.co.za Web: www.legacyhotels.co.za

Tenahead Mountain Lodge & Spa Location: Naudes Nek Pass, Rhodes Tel: +2745 971 8901 E-mail: reservations@riverhotels.co.za Web: www.riverhotels.co.za/tenahead

Blue Lagoon Hotel & Conference Centre Location: Blue Bend Place, Beacon Bay, East London Tel: +2743 748 4821 E-mail: reservations@bluelagoonhotel.co.za Web: www.bluelagoonhotel.co.za

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Quarry Lake Inn

Location: R72 Coastal Rd, Between Port Alfred and East London Tel: +2740 676 1026 E-mail: info@mpekweni.co.za Web: www.mpekweni.com

Location: Quartzite Drive, off Pearce St, The Quarry, EL Tel: +2743 707 5400 E-mail: info@quarrylakeinn.co.za Web: www.quarrylakeinn.co.za

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Location: Kariega Game Reserve, Kenton-on-Sea Tel: +2741 581 2606 E-mail: reservations@kariega.net Web: www.kariega.co.za

Tsala Treetop Lodge Location: Hunters Estate, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay Tel: +2744 501 1111 E-mail: res@hunterhotels.com Web: www.hunterhotels.com

Moya Manzi Beach House Location: 17 Toevlugs Place, Paradise Beach, Jeffery’s Bay Tel: +2742 292 0780 E-mail: info@moyamanzi.com www.moyamanzi.com

Prana Lodge

Kichaka Private Game Lodge

Location: Chintsa East. Wild Coast Tel: +2743 704 5119 E-mail: info@pranalodge.co.za Web: www.pranalodge.co.za

Location: Assegaai Bush, Grahamstown Tel: +2746 622 6024 E-mail: reservations@kichaka.co.za Web: www.kichaka.co.za

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Location: 8 Frank Road, St Francis Bay Tel: +2742 294 1888 Email: thesands@pehotels.co.za Web: www.thesands.co.za

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Lavender Hill Country Estate Location: Bethlehem Tel: +27 58 303 1673 E-mail: info@lavenderhillestate.co.za Web: www.lavenderhillestate.co.za

Lazy Lizard Guest House Location: 109 Henry Street, Park West, Bloemfontein Tel: +27 51 444 5075 E-mail: info@lizard.co.za Web: www.lizard.co.za

Oranje Guest Farm Location: Fouriesberg Tel: +27 58 223 0412 Email: oranjegh@mweb.co.za Web: www.oranjegasteplaas.co.za

De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa Location: 35km South of Bloemfontein Tel: +27 51 5640 733 E-mail: info@deoudekraal.co.za Web: www.deoudekraal.co.za

Wild Horses Mountain Lodge

A Summer Place Boutique Guest House

Location: Amanzi Amakhulu Estate, Sterkfontein Dam Harrismith Tel: +27 58 622 7000 E-mail: hawkinsgroup@telkomsa.net Web: www.wildhorses.co.za

Location: 18 Stegmann St, Universitas, Bloemfontein Tel: +27 51 522 2412 E-mail: info@thesummerplace.co.za Web: www.thesummerplace.co.za

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De Stijl Gariep Hotel

Hobbit Boutique Hotel

Location: 2 Aasvoel St, Gariep Dam Tel: +27 51 754 0060 Email: info@destijl.co.za Web: www.destijl.co.za

Location: 19 President Steyn Avenue, Brandwag Bloemfontein Tel: +27 51 447 0663 E-mail: info@hobbit.co.za Web: www.hobbit.co.za

Emoya Hotel & Spa San Rock Guest House

Location: Frans Kleynhans Drive, Groenvlei Tel: +27 51 436 8471 E-mail: info@emoya.co.za Web: www.emoya.co.za

Location: Clarens Tel: +27 83 292 3371 E-mail: janetjam@netactive.co.za Web: www.sanrock-guesthouse.com

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Location: C/O Third Ave & Brill St, Westdene Bloemfontein Tel: + 27 51 406 0900 E-mail: info@cbhc.co.za Web: www.cbhc.co.za

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Lekoa Game Lodge Location: Wolfenfontein Farm, Villiers, Helibron Tel: +27 58 821 0601 E-mail: riette@lekoalodge.com Web: www.lekoalodge.com

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Soweto Hotel on Freedom Square Location: Cnr Union Ave & Main Rd, Kliptown, Soweto Tel: +27 21 794 9050 E-mail: reservations@sowetohotel.co.za Web: www.sowetohotel.co.za

National Airways Corporation Head Office: Lanseria, Johannesburg Tel: +2782 891-4639 (24 hours) Tel: +2711 267-5427 (Office hours) E-mail: charter@nac.co.za Web: www.nac.co.za

Shumba Valley Lodge Location: Malibongwe Drive Extension, Lanseria West Rand Tel: +27 11 790 8000 E-mail: shumbavalley@shumbavalley.co.za Web: www.shumbavalley.co.za

The Westcliff Hotel Location: 67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff, Johannesburg Tel: +27 11 481 6000 E-mail: reservations@westcliff.co.za Web: www.westcliff.co.za

Accolades Bed and Breakfast Location: 72 Dale Road, President Park, Midrand Tel: +27 11 022 3668 E-mail: accommodation@accolades.org.za Web: www.accolades.org.za

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Location: 643 Corner of Church & Wessels Streets, Arcadia, Pretoria Tel: +27 12 429 9999 E-mail: pretoria@sheraton.co.za Web: www.sheratonpretoria.com

Goodnight Lodge

The Michelangelo Hotel

Location: 13 Arterial Road, West Oriel, Bedfordview Tel: +27 11 615 8363 E-mail: res@goodnight.co.za Web: www.goodnight.co.za

Location: 153 West St, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton Tel: +27 11 806 6888 E-mail: michelangelo@legacyhotels.com Web: www.michelangelo.co.za

De Hoek Country Hotel

Tintswalo at Waterfall

Location: Plot 7, Zeekoehoek, Magaliesburg Tel: +27 14 577 9600 E-mail: reservations@dehoek.com Web: www.dehoek.com

Location: Kyalami, Johannesburg Tel: +27 (0) 11 234 2456 E-mail: res1@tintswalo.com / res2@tintswalo.com Web: www.tintswalo.com

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Location: 13 Garrick Rd, Darrenwood, Johannesburg Tel: +27 11 888 1437 E-mail: info@idwala.com Web: www.idwala.com

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The Oyster Box Hotel Location: 2 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban Tel: : +27 21 794 9050 E-mail: info@oysterbox.co.za Web: www.oysterbox.co.za

Hilton Durban Hotel Location: 12–14 Walnut Rd, Durban Central Tel: +27 31 336 8100 E-mail: Web: www.hilton.com/durban

Beachcomber Bay Location: 75 Marine Drive, Ramsgate, South Coast Tel: +27 39 317 4473 E-mail: info@beachcomberbay.co.za Web: www.beachcomberbay.co.za

Ammazulu African Palace Location: 20 Windsor Road, Kloof, Durban Tel: +27 31 764 8000 E-mail: info@ammazulupalace.com Web: www.ammazulupalace.com

The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

Upton Hall Boutique Guesthouse

Location: Lot 14, Pengaan Farm, Oribi Gorge, South Coast Tel: +27 39 687 4000 E-mail: info@thegorge.co.za Web: www.thegorge.co.za

Location: 16 Eastbourne Road, Morningside, Durban Tel: +27 31 303 7987 E-mail: info@uptonhall.co.za Web: www.uptonhall.co.za

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Hartford House

Thanda Game Lodge & Tented Safari Camp

Location: Hlatikulu Rd, Mooi River, Natal Midlands Tel: +27 21 794 9050 E-mail: info@hartford.co.za Web: www.hartford.co.za

Location: Thanda Private Game Reserve, Between Hluhluwe & Mkuze Tel: +27 86 184 2632, E-mail: reservations@thanda.co.za Web: www.thanda.com

Isandlwana Lodge The Vineyard on Ballito

Location: Isandlwana, Zululand Tel: +27 34 271 8301 E-mail: www.isandlwana.co.za Web: www.isandlwana.co.za

Location: 1 Ashley Road, Ballito, Dolphin Coast Tel: +27 32 946 1204 E-mail: info@vineyardonballito.co.za Web: www.vineyardonballito.co.za

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Location: AmaZulu Private Game Reserve, Pongola Northern Zululand Tel: +27 34 414 1157 E-mail: info@amakhosi.com Web: www.amakhosi.com

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The Estuary Country Hotel Location: Old Main Road, Port Edward, South Coast Tel: +27 39 311 2675 E-mail: reservations@estuaryhotel.co.za Web: www.estuaryhotel.co.za

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Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge Location: R522 from Louis Trichardt to Vivo, Louis Trichardt Tel: +27 15 516 0220 E-mail: info@madiathava.com Web: www.mountainfarmlodge.com

Angasii Game Lodge Location: Koedoeskop Road, Northam Tel: +27 14 784 0497 E-mail: info@angasii.co.za Web: www.angasii.co.za

Makalali Private Game Lodge Location: Harmony Block, Gravelott Road, Hoedspruit Tel: +27 15 793 9300 E-mail: reservations@aha.travel Web: www.makalali.co.za

Bivack Game Lodge Location: Alldays Tel: +27 12 343 0115 E-mail: reservations@bivack.com Web: www.bivack.com

Mopane Bush Lodge

Di-Ella Game Lodge Location: Matjiesfontein, Kopermyn Road, Polokwane Tel: +27 82 808 9205 E-mail: info@diellagamelodge.co.za Web: www.diellagamelodge.co.za

Location: R572 Musina Pontdrif Road, Mapungubwe Tel: +27 83 633 0765 E-mail: info@mopanebushlodge.co.za Web: www.mopanebushlodge.co.za

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Witwater Safari Lodge and Spa

Location: Melkrivier Road, Between Melkrivier and Vaalwater Tel: +27 14 755 4170 E-mail: enquiries@nkonkabushlodge.co.za Web: www.nkonkabushlodge.co.za

Location:Marken / Witwater Dirt Road, Naboomspruit Tel: +27 11 675 0000 E-mail: info@witwater.com Web: www.witwater.com

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Zwahili Private Game Lodge

Location:Olienhout Street, Nylstroom Tel: +27 14 717 3737 E-mail: admin@nylstene.co.za Web: www.waterbergconventioncentre.co.za

Location: Modimolle / Nylstroom Tel: +27 12 653 4340 E-mail: zwahili@iafrica.com Web: www.zwahili.co.za

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Location: Bela Bela Tel: +27 14 734 7700 E-mail: reception@zebula.co.za Web: www.zebula.co.za

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Zebula Golf Estate & Spa

Location: Balule Game Reserve, Hoedspruit District, Greater Kruger National Park Tel: +27 31 764 5049 E-mail: pondoro@mweb.co.za Web: www.pondoro.co.za

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Shumbalala Game Lodge Location: 50km (30miles) from Hoedspruit Tel: +27 (0)11 253 6500 E-mail: res@thornybush.co.za Web: www.shumbalala.co.za

Blyde River Canyon Lodge Location:Blyde River Botanical Reserve, Panorama Route Tel: +27 15 795 5305 E-mail: canyon@worldonline.co.za Web: www.blyderivercanyon.co.za

Jock Safari Lodge Location: Halfway between Skukuza & Malelane Kruger Park Tel: +27 41 509 3000 E-mail: reservations@jocksafarilodge.com Web: www.jocksafarilodge.com

Francolin Lodge Location: 4 Du Preez St, Nelspruit Tel: +27 13 744 1251 E-mail: info@francolinlodge.co.za Web: www.francolinlodge.co.za

Komati Gorge Lodge

Highgrove House Country Hotel Location: 1 Highgrove Avenue, Kiepersol Tel: +27 13 764 1844 E-mail: house@highgrove.co.za Web: www.highgrove.co.za

Location: Farm Waterval JT424, Machadodorp, Tel: +27 17 843 3920 E-mail: komatigorge@telkomsa.net Web: www.komatigorge.co.za

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Umbhaba Lodge

Location: Pilgrim’s Rest Tel: +27 13 768 1241 E-mail: shebares@foreversa.co.za Web: www.mountsheba.co.za

Location: Hazyview Tel: +27 13 737 7636 E-mail: reservations@umbhaba.co.za Web: www.umbhaba.co.za

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Walkersons Hotel and Spa

Location: Skukuza, Kruger National Park Tel: +27 11 880 9992 Email: tinga@morehotels.co.za Web: www.tingalodge.co.za

Location: Walkersons Private Estate, Dullstroom Tel: +27 13 253 7000 E-mail: reservations@walkersons.co.za Web: www.walkersons.co.za

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Location: Manyeleti Reserve, Mpumalanga Province Tel: +27 (0) 11 300 8888 E-mail: res1@tintswalo.com / res2@tintswalo.com Web: www.tintswalo.com

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Location: 5 Vanaxe Estate, Hazyview Road, Sabie Tel: +27 (0)82 818-0277 E-mail: stay@porcupineridge.co.za Web: www.porcupineridge.co.za

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Stirling Manor Boutique Guest House Location: 38 Scott Street, Schoemansville, Hartbeespoort Dam Tel: +27 12 253 2532 E-mail: info@stirling-manor.com Web: www.stirling-manor.com

Kedar Country Hotel Location: R565, Boekenhoutfontein, Phokeng Tel: +27 11 679 2994 E-mail: reservation@kedarcountryhotel.com Web: www.kedarcountryhotel.com

Leopard Lodge Location: R560 Scheerpoort, Kosmos, Hartbeespoort Dam Tel: +27 12 207 1130 E-mail: info@leopardlodge.co.za Web: www.leopardlodge.co.za

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge Location: Pilanesberg National Park Tel: +27 21 794 9050 E-mail: kwamaritane@legacyhotels.com Web: www.kwamaritane.co.za

Scott’s Manor Guest House

Boschdal Guesthouse Location: 42 Witstinkhout Avenue, Rustenburg Tel: +27 14 533 3783 E-mail: guest1@boschdal.co.za Web: www.boschdal.co.za

Location: 21 Bree Street, Lichtenburg Tel: +27 18 632 0255 E-mail: scottsmanor@intekom.co.za Web: www.scottsmanor.co.za

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Location:80 Nelson Mandela Drive, Mafikeng Tel: +27 18 381 0400 E-mail: res2@phmafikeng.co.za Web: www.proteahotels.com/protea-hotel-mafikeng

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Impodimo Game Lodge

Location: 2Buffalo Ridge, Madikwe Game Reserve Tel: +27 11 805 9995 E-mail: reservations@buffaloridgesafari.com Web: www.buffaloridgesafari.com

Location: Madikwe Game Reserve Tel: +27 18 350 9400 E-mail: reservations@impodimo.com Web: www.impomdimo.com

Tuningi Safari Lodge

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge

Location: Madikwe Game Reserve Tel: +27 11 781 5384 E-mail: reservations@tuningi.co.za Web: www.tuningi.com

Location: Pilanesberg National Park Tel: +27 11 781 1661 E-mail: res@shepherdstree.co.za Web: www.shepherdstree.co.za

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Location: Madikwe Game Reserve Tel: +27 11 805 9995 E-mail: reservations1@aha.travel Web: www.thakadurivercamp.com

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The Estate Private Hotel Location: 7 Lodge Street, Belgravia, Kimberley Tel: +27 53 83 22 668 Email: kimjo@absamail.co.za Web: www.theestate.co.za

@Belurana River Manor Location: 2 Brug St, Upington Tel: +27 54 332 4323 E-mail: belurana@mweb.co.za Web: beluranaupington.com

The Kimberley Club Location: 35 Currey Street, CBD, Kimberley Tel: +27 53 832 4224 E-mail: Linda@kimberleyclub.co.za Web: www.kimberleyclub.co.za

Daisy Country Lodge Location: 25 Blesjesfontein, Springbok Tel: +27 27 712 3335/7 E-mail: info@daisylodge.co.za Web: www.daisylodge.co.za

Kuilfontein Stable Cottages

Dundi Lodge Location: 4 Airport Boulevard, Rooipad, Kakamus Tel: +27 54 451 9200 E-mail: info@dundilodge.co.za Web: www.dundilodge.co.za

Location: Route N1, Colesberg Tel: +27 51 753 1364 E-mail: info@kuilfontein.co.za Web: www.colesbergtourism.co.za

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Location:15 Piet Retief St, Sutherland Tel: +27 23 571 1115 E-mail: bookings@skitterland.co.za Web: www.skitterland.co.za

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Location: 3 Boschendal Avenue, Barkley West Tel: +27 83 235 1993 E-mail: info@mattanu.com Web: www.mattanu.com

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Mattanu Private Game Reserve

Location: 1Kalahari Desert, Near Kuruman Tel: +27 52 781 9331 E-mail: info@tswalu.com Web: www.tswalu.com

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Vergelegen Guest House

Location:The Kimberley Big Hole, Circular Rd, Kimberley Tel: +27 53 802 8200 E-mail: info@phkimberley.com Web: www.proteahotels.com/protea-hotel-kimberley

Location: On N14, 3km before Kakamas, Near Augrabies Falls Tel: +27 54 431 0976 E-mail: vergelegen@electronet.co.za Web: www.augrabiesfalls.co.za

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Location: 20km North of Hanover & 50km South of Colesberg Tel: +27 (0)53 643-0193 E-mail: info@karoogariep.co.za Web: www.karoogariep.co.za

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Ellerman House Hotel Location: 180 Kloof Rd, Bantry Bay Tel: +2721 430 3200 E-mail: info@ellerman.co.za Web: www.ellerman.co.za

Franschhoek Country House & Villas Location: Huguenot Road, Franschhoek Tel: +27 21 876 3386 E-mail: info@fch.co.za Web: www.fch.co.za

Grande Roche Hotel Location: Paarl Tel: +27 21 863 5100 E-mail: reserve@granderoche.co.za Web: www.granderoche.com

Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel and Spa Location: Burg St, Cape Town Tel: +27 21 481 4000 E-mail: resmanager@mandelarhodesplace.co.za Web: www.mandelarhodesplace.co.za

Asara Wine Estate & Hotel

Steenberg Hotel

Location: Polkadraai Rd, Stellenbosch Tel: +27 21 888 8000 E-mail: info@asara.co.za Web: www.asara.co.za

Location: 10802 Steenberg Estate, Tokai Rd, Constantia Tel: +2721 713 2222 E-mail:info@steenberghotel.com Web: www.steenberghotel.com

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Location: Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Cape Town Tel: +27 (0) 11 300 8888 E-mail: res1@tintswalo.com / res2@tintswalo.com Web: www.tintswalo.com

Ivory Heights Boutique Guest House Location: 17 Louis Botha Avenue, Somerset West Greater Cape Town Tel: +27 21 852 8333 E-mail: info@ivoryheights.co.za Web: www.ivoryheights.co.za

Bellavista Country Place Location: Stanford Tel: +27 82 901 76 50 E-mail: Bellavista@hermanus.co.za Web: www.bella.co.za

Altes Landhaus Country House

The Robertson Small Hotel

Location: Oudtshoorn, Klein Karro Tel: +2744 272-6112 E-mail: altes.landhaus@pixie.co.za Web: www.alteslandhaus.co.za

Location: 58 Van Reenen St, Robertson Tel: +27 23 626 7200 E-mail: info@therobertsonsmallhotel.com Web: www.therobertsonsmallhotel.com

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Location: 7 Bob Bouwer Crescent, Bayview, Mossel Bay Tel: +27 44 695 1846 E-mail: info@africanoceans.co.za Web: www.africanoceans.co.za

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The Elephant Camp

The River Club

Location: 10km from Victoria Falls town Tel: +26 31 344 571 E-mail: res6@wildhorizons.co.zw Web: www.theelephantcamp.com

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Location: 3km from Victoria Falls town centre Tel: +26 31 343 211 E-mail: saflodge@saflodge.co.zw Web: www.victoria-falls-safari-lodge.com

Location: Livingstone Tel: +26 21 332 7457 E-mail: riverclub@iconnect.zm Web: www.theriverclubafrica.com

Stanley Safari Lodge Location: Livingstone Tel: +27 72 170 8879 E-mail: reservations@stanleysafaris.com Web: www.stanleysafaris.com

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Location: 60 kilometres from Livingstone International Airport, Zambia Tel: +27 13 751 1038 E-mail: reservations@royalchundu.com Web: www.royalchundu.com

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Location: Location: Riverside Drive, Livingstone Tel: +26 21 332 4601 E-mail: lodge@dlslandspa.com Web: www.thedavidlivingstone.com

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01Healthsunburn is a potential health hazard

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ince most of the activities in South Africa happen outdoors, sunburn is a potential health hazard. Cover up and use sun screen lotion whenever you are outside. Malaria risk areas include Northern KZN and Zululand, the Northern Province and Mpumalanga. The risk of contraction in South Africa is minimal when the proper precautions are taken. These include taking malaria tablets, using insect repellent and mosquito coils, and wearing long sleeved clothing. Tap water in most areas is safe to drink, but be sure to double check with your hosts first. One of the biggest health risks in South Africa is HIV and Aids. If you plan to be sexually active during your stay in South Africa, be sure to take necessary precautions. Check out www.redribbon.co.za for more information. Visit www.brillianttan.co.za for a safer way to obtain that holiday tan.

02Safety • Do not to walk alone at night. • Do not flaunt your possessions when you are out in public. • Only allow clearly uniformed guards and personnel to handle your possessions. • Be aware of what is happening around you. • If anything should happen do not hesitate to phone the police.

03Travel Options Air

There are several domestic airlines in South Africa, including South African Airways, South African Express, Interlink, Airlink and British Airways. Low-cost carriers include: 1time, Kulula and Mango.

Bus

Greyhound (+27 83 915 9000), InterCape (+27 21 380 4400) and Translux (+27 861 589 282) are the three main bus services in South Africa. All flights and bus tickets can be booked via Computicket at www.computicket.com or by calling +27 83 915 8000.

Trains

For budget trips across the country, Shosholoza Meyl is the best service available. Book online at www.shosholozameyl.co.za and enquiries can be directed to +27 86 000 8888. If you decide to splurge, though, there are three outstanding options. The famous Blue Train (+27 12 334 8459), Rovos Rail (+27 12 315 8242) and Premier Classe (+27 86 000 8888) are luxurious liners with all the bells and whistles.

Cars

Most of the main car rental companies have outlets at the international airports and in major centres. In South Africa, we drive on the left side of the road. The general speed limits are 120 km/h on the freeways, 100 km/h on major roads outside built-up areas and 60 km/h in built-up areas. Foreign members of the Automobile Association (AA) can register as a temporary member in South Africa at any local AA branch. For more information, phone +27 83 843 2222.

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Avis Car Rental

+27 21 934 0330

+27 861 021 111

Budget Rent-a-Car

+27 21 380 3140

+27 11 230 1200

Europcar

+27 21 935 8600

+27 11 394 8831

Hertz Car Hire

+27 21 935 3000

+27 11 390 9700

Tempest Car Hire

+27 21 935 8650

+27 11 578 0160

Foreign Embassies and Consuates

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A Note for Smokers South Africa became one of the first countries in the world to ban smoking in public places in 2000 when it introduced its Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act. The Act prohibits smoking in restaurants, pubs, shopping centres and offices where there are no separate, enclosed smoking rooms.

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05Useful Numbers Police

10111

Ambulance/Fire

10177

Travel Clinic

+27 21 419 3172 (Cape Town) +27 11 647 3654 (Johannesburg)

Travel Vaccine Helpline

+27 860 160 160

National Info & Safety Line

+27 83 123 2345

Airport Information (ACSA

+27 86 727 7888

Weatherlin

082 162

Time

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Enquiries Local numbers

1023 or 10118

Enquiries International no.

10903

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Smoking in partially enclosed public places such as covered patios, verandas, balconies, walkways and parking areas is also prohibited. Children under the age of 18 are prohibited from entering designated smoking areas and purchasing cigarettes. There are stiff penalties associated with anti-smoking legislation in South Africa, including hefty fines for both the smoker and venue operator. Be aware that smoking is banned on all domestic flights in South Africa. Keep a look out for ‘no smoking’ signs and only smoke in designated smoking areas.

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