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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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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.

Reservations – Thornybush Collection: Tel: +27 (0)11 253 6500 • Fax: +27 (0)11 803 7350 • sales@thornybush.co.za Lodge: Tel: +27 (0)72 8122172 • Fax: 086 6858902 • info@shumbalala.co.za

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n 21 March, South Africa will celebrate Human Rights Day in remembrance of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre, in which 69 black demonstrators in the township of Sharpeville were killed by apartheid police. I realise that this may seem like a strange sentiment with which to preface a publication that covers luxury travel opportunities. The history and politics of the day will no doubt be explored in the South African media throughout the month, at once dampening and strengthening public morale. It is not my aim (in this instance) to try to make amendments for the past or to examine how far we have come since then (although the book we review this month aims to do just that). It is also not my aim to justify the publication of a luxury travel magazine in a country in which poverty and hardship are rife. I wish only to put forward my view that, by nature, physically and spiritually complete human beings seem to be more adept at opening up to and

assisting with the needs of others. Happy humans make happy humans. Our country needs people like you – people who love to travel, to see, to explore. Yes, your financial support is crucial to our economy, but we also need you to come, in person, with open eyes and open hearts and to get to know both the beauty and the hardships of our country. Whether your spirit lifts at the sight of a newborn rhino or at the prospect of getting lost in the wilderness of an open plain, we want you to carry that experience back with you into the less beautiful parts of South Africa, inspired by the realisation that every human being has the right to paint his or her reality with the experience of something beautiful. In sum, we want you to learn to love and cherish Africa and her people for better or for worse.

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W i n e S t y l e ’ s S ummer W i ne Par ty On 15 and 16 March, WineStyle Magazine will be throwing a Summer Wine Party under the trees surrounding Simon’s Restaurant on the beautiful Groot Constantia Estate. The quarterly wine, food and travel publication believes in hosting a party rather than a runof-the-mill trade show, and great food and live music will accompany the wine offerings. The event aims to provide a lively atmosphere in which exhibitors and guests can interact in a relaxed and enjoyable fashion. Tickets cost R100 and are available from Webtickets.

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O m m i be r g ‘ Ro un d the Rock’ F estiviti es at L a borie Join in the festivities of the annual Paarl Ommiberg ‘Round the Rock’ festival at Laborie Wine Farm on Saturday 9 March for an unforgettable experience for young and old. Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Laborie Wine Farm, situated in the heart of Paarl and surrounded by the majestic Drakenstein Mountains, is regarded as one of the precious jewels of the Cape Winelands District. The focal point of Laborie’s festivities will be an exciting pairing of young unfiltered wines with traditional onion tart - a custom originating in Germany and adapted by Ommiberg. Other fun-filled activities include a blending competition and grape stomping – with a winning prize for each. Children can look forward to a demarcated kiddies’ area that will include face painting and balloon modelling. A shuttle service will be operational between participating farms, at no charge. Prepaid tickets, at R80 per person, can be purchased directly from www.computicket.com. Tickets purchased on the day cost R100 per person. Each ticket includes a tasting glass, access pass and programme. For more information visit info@dnaevents.co.za.

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Simonsberg Wine Route Market Day Loose lips and long legs take on a whole new meaning when the Greater Simonsberg sub-route of the Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes closes its celebration of literary art and vinous culture with a vibrant market day at Delvera Estate on Sunday 10 March. Young and old can delight in a festive day that offers the finest wines from the Simonsberg area, country fare, craft stalls with proudly local produce, harvest activities, horse rides and live music. The little ones will have barrels of fun in the play corner with go-cart rides, a trampoline, a jungle gym and a Kids Theater to keep them busy. The Simonsberg Wine Route Market Day starts at 10am and entry is FREE. The Vine Hopper will provide a shuttle service to and from Stellenbosch on the day. For more information visit www.wineroute.co.za.

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Newmark Hotels, one of South Africa’s growing hotel management groups, proudly announces another newcomer into its increasingly diversified portfolio: Coral Lodge 15.41 in Mozambique. Built on a privately owned peninsula reserve, Varanda, Coral Lodge offers a buffet of unique and enriching cultural, gastronomic and adventure experiences. Located near Mozambique’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ilha de Mozambique, guests at Coral Lodge are able to explore the former Mozambican capital and uncover over a century of history when visiting Vasco de Gama’s previous residence and exploring the colonial buildings and the San Sebastiao Fort (1558 AD), which can be seen from the lodge itself. For adventurous guests, Coral Lodge offers a host of activities (including mangrove explorations, snorkelling and windsurfing) to enrich the overall experience. For more information visit www.newmarkhotels.com.

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Staying in the centre of Cape Town for business or leisure is a pleasure when you choose the Three Cities Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel and Spa on St George’s Mall. The central city location of the hotel soaks up the atmosphere of the historic part of Cape Town and its close proximity to a variety of experiences makes it the ideal base.

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offer ample sleeping space for the family. These apartments are extremely modern and stylish. Enjoy your very own en-suite bathroom, open-plan fully equipped kitchen and lounge, entrance hall, dining room and private balcony. For those who have endured a long day of business or those who have simply been doing too much sightseeing, Mandela Rhodes Place offers wonderful opportunities for relaxation. Treat yourself to any one of the many indulgences that the fresh and unique Wellness Club Spa offers and enjoy the chance to re-energize for the days ahead. Situated within the hotel, the Wellness Club Spa specializes in ancient techniques designed to balance wellness, relaxation and rejuvenation. Something for everyone is the promise and the easy access to the spa means there’s no excuse not to unwind. The many restaurants and coffee shops in and around the hotel offer a variety of mouthwatering experiences. Doppio Zero, renowned for its fresh and authentic Italian

he property is designed to meet many needs. As an apartment-style hotel it caters for singles, families and business colleagues. Choose from studio or one- or two-bedroom units, each offering space and simple, classic design. The hotel offers full service or self-catering options that make the traveler feel right at home and, with friendly staff to assist and “ubuntu” as the underlying philosophy, there’s a welcome in every smile.

For the business travelers the option of hosting board meetings in certain apartments means efficient time management; for families the ease of apartment living brings optimal leisure time and breathing space that really allow guests to get into holiday mode.

fare, offers an extensive and flexible Mediterranean menu that transforms from daytime café cuisine to a fine dining evening experience filled with romance and nostalgia. Savour the aromas from the bustling Motherland Coffee shop and you’ll be planning to catch a break there over and over again as you rush from meeting to meeting or from tour to tour. With unsurpassed views of the city from your room, Table Mountain a hop away, the Company’s Garden almost on your doorstep and the surrounding area teeming with shops, top-class restaurants, museums, galleries and more, the location of the hotel is ideal. Transport within the City Bowl is simple thanks to the MyCiti bus system and if energy is your companion you can even go the ecofriendly route and hire a bicycle from the hotel to cycle through the city! Mandela Rhodes Place – visiting for business or pleasure just got better and better. www.mandelarhodesplace.co.za

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Botswana is home to some of the most diverse wilderness habitats in Africa and has a lot to offer tourists by way of variety in the southern, northern, eastern and Kgalagadi/central regions. The travel destinations found in these regions will leave any tourist spoilt for choice.

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Reserve, Khutse Game Reserve, Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve, Nxai Pan National Park and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Northern Botswana is home to the great Okavango Delta – a travel destination so appreciated that the Botswana Tourism Organisation was awarded the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Award in the Destination Stewardship category for the Okavango Delta. The Okavango is shaped like a fan and is fed by the Okavango River – the third largest in southern Africa. The Okavango Delta is situated deep within the Kalahari Basin, and is often referred to as the ‘jewel’ of the Kalahari. This proposed World Heritage site is home to many animal species such as elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, hippo, crocodile, red lechwe, waterbuck, reedbuck and many more. For more information on Botswana, consult with your travel agent or visit www.botswanatourism.co.bw.

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otswana’s bustling capital city Gaborone, which is also one of Africa’s fastest growing cities, offers travellers a wide range of activities including shopping, the National Museum and Art Gallery, the Three Chiefs Monument, Mokolodi Game Reserve, the Botanical Gardens, Gaborone Dam or the majestic Kgale Hill. Several significant tourist attractions can be found outside Gabarone and many visitors choose to take day trips to places such as Mokolodi Nature Reserve, the village of Kanye, Otse (to view or climb the Otse Hills), or Kanye, which has one of the most scenic routes in southern Botswana. A trip to eastern Botswana reveals the beauty of the Northern Tuli Game reserve, where the ancient Mapungubwe Hill boasts a rich variety of wildlife and a very intriguing history. In Old Palapye some of Botswana’s multicultural history can be uncovered when viewing artifacts from the Middle Stone Age, Late Stone Age and the Early Iron Age. It is also the site of the 19th century capital of the Bamangwato (led by Khama III). Also in Eastern Botswana, Moremi Gorge, which is situated deep within the Tswapong Hills, is the source of three permanent waterfalls. The northern and Kgalagadi/central regions in Botswana are arguably the most popular tourism regions in Botswana. The Kgalagadi defies stereotypical descriptions of a desert as it is rich in natural resources and wildlife. Covering 84% of Botswana’s land area, the Kgalagadi covers most of Botswana. One can visit the Central Kalahari Game

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n the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route lie the rolling hills and abundant wildlife of the ultra-luxurious Gondwana Game Reserve. Set on 11,000 hectares of pristine wilderness area, Gondwana holds the distinction of being the only Fynbos reserve in the world with free-roaming Big Five game as well as endangered species such as the Cape Mountain Zebra, Black Rhinoceros and Black Harrier, among others. The Khoi San-inspired Kwena Huts with 180 degree views and sky lights for stargazing offer a truly spectacular accommodation experience. Privately situated two-, three- and four-bedroom bush villas are ideal for families or groups looking for more space and exclusivity. The villas can be staffed with a private field guide, chef and butler or rented on a luxury self-catering basis. Mouthwatering cuisine is prepared by the reserve’s international chefs. For an intimate and interactive dining experience, private in-suite dining with a personal chef is one of our specialities, as well as romantic bush picnics and evening meals in the reserve as the sun dies behind the mountains. Activities on offer at Gondwana include game drives, a junior ranger program for children, educational fynbos walks, birding with endemic species, mountain biking and more. The top-notch Spa offers facial, massage and grooming treatments that allow guests to wallow like hippos and emerge looking and feeling like African Queens. With names like Waterhole Plunge, Serengeti Scrub and Hakuna Matata Manicure, the Spa too reflects the genuine African ethos of Gondwana. Gondwana believes in the sustainable management of the environment for the conservation of indigenous flora and fauna. Located off the N2 highway about four hours outside of Cape Town, the reserve is easy to find and not too far off the beaten track.

Ed’s Note: Gondwana evidently embraces the spirit of Ubuntu, as staff members behave in a warm and welcoming manner, affording extra personal attention to those who require it. I suffered quite a severe episode of sun stroke, for example, and each member of staff, from management to ground staff, was at my beck and call with a smile even though they had warned me to slather on the sunscreen as they served us Amarula in the pool earlier during the day. A particularly great field guide to ask for is a gentleman by the name of Forget. He’s a great wildlife spotter and his picnics are as spontaneous and creative as his regular anecdotes. On another note – it’s worth waking up at 6am to look for the lions, and don’t be alarmed by a friendly elephant outside your hut! 24


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avane is a certified organic, ethical, Fair Trade skincare range made in Africa. Only the purest, highest-quality ingredients are sourced from all over the continent from the open plains of the savannah across the vast deserts to the lush tropical forests. Rich in some of the most powerful natural antioxidants and deeply penetrating essential fatty acids, Savane restructures, regenerates and revitalizes the skin, protecting it against premature aging and restoring its natural balance. The Savane Organic Skincare range consists of six products: • Soothing Cleanser with Aloe Ferox, Rooibos and Moringa • Purifying Toner with Rooibos • Gentle Exfoliant with Rooibos, Marula and Jojoba • Protective Moisturizer with Baobab, Kigelia, Maketti and Yangu • Anti-Aging Lift Serum with Kigelia, Baobab and Buchu • Balancing Face Oil with Marula, Kalahari Melon and Manketti The Soothing Cleanser gently removes environmental grime and make-up and purifies the skin without drying it out. Powerful antioxidants (courtesy of Rooibos) reduce damage caused by free radicals while complex polysaccharides from Aloe Ferox soothe the skin. The unique formulation helps maintain a healthy moisture balance for soft, radiant skin. The Rooibos flakes and sugar of the Gentle Exfoliant lightly polish the skin and stimulate cell rejuvenation while Marula and Jojoba oils revitalize and soften the skin. Frankincense essential oil contributes to the luxurious experience. The Purifying Toner evens skin tone and protects against premature aging. Powerful antioxidants aspalathin and super-oxide dismutase found in Rooibos protect skin against free radical damage caused by pollution, smoke, sun exposure and stress. The ultra-nourishing Protective Moisturizer blends Marula, Kalahari Melon and Manketti oils to regenerate and revitalize, leaving skin radiant and supple. Antioxidants from Rooibos and Baobab protect against damage caused by free radicals. Manketti and Yangu oil contain UV screening properties. Kigelia tightens the skin and repairs damage caused by the sun. The Anti-Aging Lift Serum is a potent blend of natural antioxidants. Kigelia’s skin tightening and firming properties reduce wrinkles. Baobab, Rooibos and Buchu fight free radical damage, soothe the skin and even skin tone. High dosage hyaluronic acid opens pores to promote deep penetration of the powerful active ingredients and prepares skin for the follow-on product. The Balancing Face Oil is absorbed deep into the skin to restructure skin cells and restore suppleness. Essential fatty acids (omega) from Marula, Kalahari Melon and Manketti oils maintain the integrity of skin cells and their natural barrier functions. Manketti oil with eleostearic acid provides

natural sun protection. This face oil is perfect for dry skin and can be used in all climates. All Savane products are: • Made in Africa • Certified natural and organic by Ecocert • Made with Fair Trade ingredients • Made only with sustainably harvested wild ingredients • Packaged in recyclable eco-friendly packaging • Not tested on animals and contain no animal products • Suitable for all skin types With an exfoliator good enough to eat and a toner that smells like a rain forest, Savane Organic Skincare really does offer a unique and responsible African skincare regime. For more information or to place an order, visit www.savaneskin.co.za.

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EAGLE ENCOUNTERS Birds of Prey Rescue, Rehabilitation, Conservation & Awareness Centre A WILDLIFE ADVENTURE in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands! Up-Close Encounters with Eagles, Owls, Hawks & Kites like you’ve never experienced before. 4 unique, exciting & interactive flying shows daily (11h00, 14h00, 15h00 & 16h00) Private Viewings & Off-Site Events by arrangement. Spier Wine Estate, Baden Powell Drive (R310), Stellenbosch Tel: +27 (0)21 858-1826 / +27 (0)84 584-3684 www.eagle-encounters.co.za


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Bossie Sikelela’ made us feel a little less guilty about all the indulgence (a portion of the proceeds of every tabouleh sold at GOLD is donated to the Darling Trust for work in the community). I have an unfortunate tendency of becoming quite grumpy when I can’t round off a good meal (no matter how substantial) with an even better dessert. Luckily there was a beautiful, moist Moroccan orange and almond cake with Amarula crème fraiche on hand to put a smile on my dial. Ever the health freak, my partner enjoyed a platter of fresh fruit, saying he wanted to eat the dessert that would likely be enjoyed by ‘a typical rural African’. I was afraid I might reach my word count relating my experience of the food alone. The overall experience at GOLD is also quite spectacular. With a marimba band, song-and-dance troupe, Mali puppet show and interactive drumming circle, the restaurant virtually doubles up as a live African music venue. That and a veritable art gallery, with traditional artifacts (including exquisite Ethiopian wedding rings and Fulani earrings from Mali) and hand-woven Kente cloths from Ghana and Senegal on display. GOLD offers a variety of dining options. The Timbuktu dining room seats 50 people, the Gallery dining room (which houses most of the art) seats 60 people and has its own service bar, the top roof garden seats 40 people, the Kenyan dining room seats 60 people and a separate function venue seats 90 people and sports a great cocktail bar. Not surprisingly, virtually every seat was filled that night. For more information or to book visit www.goldrestaurant.co.za.

he food at GOLD is, without a doubt, the best truly African cuisine I have tasted. What’s more, the chefs had no problem catering for my fussy vegetarian self - somehow managing to manifest delicious alternatives for each of the ten (yes, ten) courses without any prior notice. One of my favourite parts of any restaurant meal is admittedly the bread that is served before the starter. At GOLD I was introduced to the sweet magic of Xhosa pot bread. The fact that I still had nine courses ahead of me did not deter me from ordering a third portion of the baked delights (at which point the staff decided to stage a wellmeaning intervention). While I enjoyed the scrumptious rolls with a delicious mashed bean paste (apparently mashed beans can taste divine), my partner dipped them in a typically South African biltong dip. This all went down very well with the gold leaf-adorned sparkling wine that we were served on arrival. Our beautiful Ugandan waitress managed to pry me away from the pot bread with a spicy steamed vegetable roti and small crispy potato and garlic pastries traditionally enjoyed in Tunisia. Heaven, as I had always suspected, is evidently adorned with carbohydrates (in the best kind of way). My partner seemed to be in carnivorous heaven whilst feasting on a hearty South African pie and a Namibian venison pot. All of this was complemented by Zambian imfino patties (fried mielie meal and spinach) and Tanzanian mchicha wa’nazi (a really cool name for spinach with coconut and ground nuts). But wait…there’s more! A Malay lentil dahl and North African couscous dish saw us bursting at the seams but soldiering on in the name of good taste and fortune while a tabouleh recipe inspired by Evita Bezuidenhout’s ‘Evita’s

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he Neethlingshof estate outside Stellenbosch has launched its first wooded white wine, a blend of the six white cultivars that grow on the farm. Called The Six Flowers, it forms part of the estate’s exclusive Short Story Collection range which includes two reds – The Owl Post Pinotage and The Caracal Bordeaux blend - in addition to The Maria, its much awarded noble late harvest wine named after Maria Marais, the feisty widow of Charles Marais who dominated life on Neethlingshof for almost 50 years in the early 1800s. Winemaker De Wet Viljoen said he wanted to extend the estate’s product line-up with a top-quality wooded white wine that would be complex and well balanced. Chenin blanc and Chardonnay dominate the blend with 30% each, followed by Sauvignon blanc (20%) and Viognier (10%). The wine has been rounded off with the addition of small quantities of Gewürztraminer and Weisser Riesling. “With this wine we also celebrate the completion of the comprehensive, scientifically based replanting of the entire estate which has been on the go for more than a decade. By choosing the correct location for each cultivar and by selecting the best clones for each, it has been possible to enhance the natural flavour and aroma of the grapes we harvest today. The improved quality of the grapes comes through very strongly in the new wine.” The grapes of the different cultivars were vinified separately and then matured for eight months in new French oak barrels before blending. The wine, which sells for about R80 per bottle, can be bought only on the estate and from the Vinoteque at present, but will be available nationwide in time. The flowers depicted on the label of The Six Flowers belong to the Hesperantha family. Widely dispersed in especially the indigenous Renosterveld vegetation of the Western Cape, they are also known as evening flowers.

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he 2013 winner of the annual competition run by the Great Wine Capitals (GWC) once again came out narrowly ahead of Waterkloof Estate, Helderberg’s biodynamic winery situated on the slopes of the Schapenberg. The GWC, a network of the world’s leading wineproducing countries that shares international best practice to advance standards in wine tourism across the world, announced the results in Florence, Italy, at a gala dinner attended by leading wine tourism practitioners from around the world. GWC’s members, in addition to Cape Town-Cape Winelands, include Mainz-Rheinhessen (Germany), BilbaoRioja (Spain), Bordeaux (France), Florence (Italy), Mendoza (Argentina), Porto (Portugal), San Francisco-Napa (United States) and New Zealand’s Christchurch. Dating back 300 years, La Motte as South Africa’s national winner joins the illustrious company of some of the world’s most famous wine producers, including: • France’s Maison des Vins de Cadillac, a leading Bordeaux winery run from an 18th century manor house near the canton of Cadillac • Wasems Kloster Engelthal, a former Cistercian monastery in Rheinhessen, Germany, dating back eight centuries

• Quinta do Vallado Wine Hotel, one of the oldest estates in the Douro Valley of Portugal, run by the same family for almost 400 years • Spain’s Hotel-Bodega Finca de los Arandinos, close to Bilbao • Italy’s Fattoria Lavacchio run as an organic operation in Tuscany • Entre Cielos Luxury Wine Hotel & Spa in the foothills of the Andes Cordillera of Argentina • The organically farmed Long Meadow Ranch, nestled in the Mayacama Mountains of the Napa Valley, US • Renowned Yealands Estate in the Awatere Valley of Marlborough, New Zealand, a carbon-zero winery that has been one of the world leaders in sustainable farming. As the results of the top two South African contenders were so close, the local chapter of the GWC sought the opinion of the full international panel before making its final decision. La Motte’s win was based on its overall performance, taking first place in the Sustainable Wine Tourism category and second position in both the Arts and Culture and Wine Tourism Services categories. Last year the estate earned the top score in the Arts and Culture category. Waterkloof’s position as South Africa’s runner-up was

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of Tourism Business Council of South Africa; lifestyle and wine journalist Joanne Gibson; Joan Isham, the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI) extension officer; Marilyn Martin, art historian, curator and writer; landscape architect Alex Robertson; JP Rossouw, food critic and author of the annual Rossouw’s Restaurants guide; and landscaper Johan van Papendorp. For more information on La Motte visit www.la-motte.com.

earned by coming first in the Architecture and Landscapes category, as it did last year, and by coming second this time in both the Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices and the Restaurant categories. André Morgenthal, spokesperson for the awards, said the virtual tie between La Motte and Waterkloof was a reflection of the extremely high standard of entries. “The difference between the scores was very slight. We had higher scores across virtually all categories compared with previous years. It is very encouraging to see that since the inception of the competition over a decade ago, there has been a steady advance in the quality and sophistication of wine tourism experiences entered for consideration.” This finding of the judges was borne out, he said, by the growing international vote of confidence amongst tourists in Cape Town and its surroundings. In November last year, Cape Town was named second-best city in the world and best city in Africa by readers of US-based travel publication Condé Nast Traveller. Its annual survey this year drew almost 50 000 readers and saw Cape Town beaten only by southern US city Charleston, but coming out ahead of Florence, Bangkok, Vancouver and Sydney. Morgenthal said this year, for the first time, the Hemel & Aarde area had been represented in the local GWC competition, with Creation taking top position in the Innovative Wine Tourism category. Other category winners were Grand Dédale of Wellington (Accommodation), Grande Provence of Franschhoek (Arts & Culture), Tokara of Stellenbosch (Restaurants) and Waterford of Stellenbosch (Wine Tourism Services). This year’s judges included wine tourism specialist Margi Biggs; international tourism consultant Rick Taylor of the Business Tourism Company, a former CEO of Cape Metropolitan Tourism and currently a board member

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nzolo Wellness Suite at Hout Bay Manor epitomizes the ideals of African tranquility and indulgence. Situated in the timeless manor, the intimate spa offers a private escape for only a single guest or couple at a time. Inzolo offers a distinctive menu of massages, facials and other unique, pampering therapies that bring the ancient secrets of the Kalahari desert to life through touch, sound, visual interaction and smell. The African Signature Destress, Relax, Detox and Uplift massages will melt your cares away while the Hydra Boost, Glow & Radiance, Balanced Vitality and Visual Effect facials will leave your skin feeling pampered and restored. The For Men Only facial treatment is a great energizer for men who understand the value of looking after their skin. The Inzolo Holistic Experience includes a purifying body exfoliation, African Signature massage and a hand & feet mask, while their Be Balanced package delights with a fragrant relaxation massage, a balancing facial and a hand and feet mask. A firm favourite is the African Signature Ritual treatment, which includes a full body exfoliation, body wrap, face treatment, scalp massage and hand or foot massage, giving guests a head-to-toe African wellness experience. Guests can choose between Red Dune Sand, Desert Salt Crystal or Botanical Fibre Blend for their exfoliation and Khoisan Aromatic Dune Blend, Tsamma Blend or Wild Honey for their massage. For more information on the small spa that makes a big difference to the way you feel, visit www.houtbaymanor.com.

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gets away with his occasional moral prescription and categorical accusation. Nonetheless, the essays are intelligent and well formulated. If you’re interested in any of South Africa’s so-called ‘uncomfortable’ topics (polygamy, rhinos and penis passion included), I would recommend giving this one a read. We may as well continue the debate. For more information or to place an order, visit www. panmacmillan.co.za.

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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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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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Shumbalala Game Lodge is an internationally renowned five-star private bush lodge in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve next to the Kruger National Park.

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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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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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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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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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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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As the oldest general aviation company in South Africa, NAC not only comply to strict safety and operational regulations from the SA Civil Aviation Authority, but NAC has also passed various international audits, with approvals from not only the mining and resource sector, but also corporate institutions worldwide. Over and above our top standing with these regulatory bodies, NAC is also the only ISO9001:2008 general aviation company in South Africa.

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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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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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Dutch East Restaurant

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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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

Mpekweni Beach Resort

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

Protea Hotel Kimberley

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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JOHANNESBURG CENTRE

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

1026

Enquiries Local numbers

1023 or 10118

Enquiries International no.

10903

Tourist Info

+27 83 123 6789

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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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