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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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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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In the Shangaan language Tintswalo means “the intangible feeling of love, gratitude and peace that you bestow upon someone who has given you a meaningful and worthy gift.� Tintswalo Safari Lodge is 14,400 acres of exclusive concession area lies within t h e 64,800 acres Manyeleti reserve. Situated on the pristine unfenced western boundary of the Greater Kruger National Park, nestled between both the Sabi Sands and Timbavati, abounding in big five game and spectacular bird life. The area is unique for its minimal vehicle density and so offering a true, incredibly exclusive and rewarding safari experience. Six suites and one presidential suite are authentically decorated to reflect explorers of the nineteenth century. All the exclusive Explorer Suites as well as the Presidential suite provide you with supreme comfort, privacy and effortless birding. Our Field Guide Association accredited game rangers ensure a superb gaming experience. RESERVATIONS: +27 11 300 8888 | res1@tintswalo.com | res2@tintswalo.com | www.tintswalo.com


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t the end of this month we will be celebrating Freedom Day in South Africa in commemoration of the first post-apartheid elections that took place on 27 April 1994. For many South Africans today, freedom could mean financial security or assurance that our land will still be able to offer up its bounty for generations to come. It is for this reason that we return to our exploration of the concept of Fair Trade in Tourism in South Africa in this month’s edition. For the lucky few (which includes you and me), freedom can come in many different forms. A journey through the wilderness, a transcendence of racial and cultural boundaries, or a weekend spent offline and in tune

can make almost anyone feel free. I felt free whilst driving through Sanbona Wildlife Reserve at sunset. Spending Sundays at the marvellous wine estates of the Western Cape comes a close second, while every night’s escape to a great piece of South African literature frees me from the trials of each day. Whatever it is that makes you feel free, we hope that you find it in these pages. Have a great April!

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O B i K W A ’ s Sw e e t S e n s a t i o n OBiKWA is a down-to-earth range of easy drinking, quality cultivar wines that express their true varietal character and rich, ethnic charm at affordable prices. One of the jewels of the fun-loving range, the OBiKWA Moscato 2012, boasts rich, deliciously sweet, fruity muscat flavours and a crisp, clean finish. It is versatile enough to be enjoyed with most of your favourite snacks, but pairs especially well with hearty comfort foods like curries or a traditional malva pudding. Available at leading outlets countrywide, the OBiKWA Moscato 2012 sells at around R28 per bottle. www.obikwa.com

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A Port Lover’s Treat De Krans Wine Cellar, situated in the quaint town of Calitzdorp along Route 62 in the Little Karoo, has embraced the diversity of its award-winning ports. Taking the enjoyment of ports to a new level, winemaking team Boets and Stroebel Nel, with the assistance of mixologists, have created a selection of delicious port cocktails, affording port lovers the opportunity to enjoy their favourite drink throughout the year. Each of their Cape Pink and Cape Ruby port bottles is enrobed in a unique ‘cocktail jacket’ bearing the recipes of these easy cocktails. The Cape Pink and Cape Ruby ports retail for R53 and R65 respectively. www.dekrans.co.za

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Traditionally regarded as a celebratory drink, Méthode Cap Classique has fast become the favoured tipple with meals, sundowners or at any social occasion. L’Ormarins, which forms part of the Anthonij Rupert Wines portfolio, has recently added a premium Brut Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) NV to its already highly acclaimed range of wines. The first-class MCC is made from a blend of Chardonnay (60%) and Pinot Noir (40%) grapes. The handcrafted wine is best described as elegant, fresh and rich in minerality. The Chardonnay yields a fresh lime character, accentuated by the high natural acidity, whilst the Pinot Noir provides hints of perfume notes. Available directly from the Cellar Door or in select specialist wine stores nationwide, Brut Méthode Cap Classique NV retails for approximately R110 per bottle. www.rupertwines.com

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Wildlife Reserve, you’ll probably be making love in your luxury ‘tent’ (if you’re lucky enough to stay in the exquisite Dwyka Tented Lodge). There, I said it. Everything lends itself to romance in there – from the outdoor shower to the deep bath and the bed with a view of the stars. I’d get into a lot of trouble if I said that the rangers themselves might inspire romantic aspirations in the solo traveller, so I won’t mention it. If you’re not into wildlife or romance (which I wouldn’t believe but let’s pretend), you will no doubt fall in love with the food. Particularly the dessert. On a diet? That’s okay, there’s grazing for you too – after all, many a skinny celeb have visited the pristine reserve (beautiful people seem to enjoy beautiful places). The spa (superb in itself) will keep you entertained until the restaurant smells finally force you to relent. Forgive me if I get carried away with the personal, but the staff at Sanbona really did make me feel like an African queen living my very own little African dream. If you’re more into the science than the sensual/spiritual thing, you might be more impressed by these little tit-bits: • Suitable animal species such as springbok, kudu, eland, gemsbok, red hartebeest, Plains zebra, hippopotamus and elephant have been re-introduced to the semi-arid Sanbona to restore, once again, the ecological balance

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knew I should have written this article whilst still at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in Montagu. Sitting in my little apartment in the suburbs, it’s difficult to imagine relaxing in a sparkling plunge pool on a private deck in the middle of a pristine expanse of Little Karoo wilderness. I tried to inspire the recollection with a recreation of the reserve’s signature ‘Sex in the Bush’ drink but that isn’t even helping to re-conjure the magic that is Sanbona. Let’s just put it this way – when last did you spend your Saturday morning hanging out with 2-week old cheetah cubs? Sanbona is no zoo and the cubs were completely wild, but we were able to sit about 20 metres from them thanks to the trusting and respectful relationship that our experienced ranger has built with their mother. When last did a wild elephant matriarch, perfect in stature and composure, extend her trunk to greet you in an open safari vehicle? Ever steered a boat (yes, such freedoms are afforded) through hippo territory? The guides at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve sure know what they’re doing. Wildlife encounters can’t be manipulated on 12 000 hectares of reserve. They happen organically and they happen spectacularly. When not enraptured by the magical beasts of Sanbona

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• The type of fynbos found in Sanbona is known as renosterveld and is one of the most threatened habitats in the Cape Floristic region. • Sanbona is currently entering into a stewardship agreement with Cape Nature, which means that the reserve will be governed by the nature body’s strict conservational code of ethics. • Continental collisions, the submergence of the earth’s crust and the cataclysmic influence of the oceans have all contributed to Sanbona’s magnificent landscapes. • The rock art at Sanbona is the only remaining legacy of the /Xam, a clan of San Bushmen who inhabited the area over 3 million years ago. If you’re still not impressed, you may as well not bother to go on Safari at all. For more information or to book your stay in one of the various lodges of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, visit www.sanbona.com.

of the area by creating a natural stimulating disturbance on the environment and providing prey for predators such as leopard, brown hyena, caracal, jackal and African wildcat. • As the herds of game increased, so did available prey species for larger predators, and in 2003 conditions were ideal to re-introduce cheetahs and lions to the area. These predators now roam the plains of the Little Karoo for the first time in more than two centuries. • Sanbona is home to free, self-sustaining white lions (the original two were rescued from trophy hunting programs). • Sanbona – one of the only protected areas with a population of riverine rabbits – provides sufficient space and diversity of vegetation to sustain the natural ecological processes of the highly endangered species’ habitat and to protect it from the influence of agricultural activities and hunting. 18


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The magnificent Italian-styled masterpiece, Villa Sterne Boutique Hotel is set on the highest ridge with breathtaking views overlooking the majestic Union Buildings and the exuberant Jacaranda City, Pretoria – South Africa’s capital city. Guests are afforded the elegance, privacy and comfort of a luxury modern-day existence in our gracious old-world setting. On-site facilities at your disposal: • State of the art conferencing facilities with a vast range of superior technical equipment and a seating capacity for up to 60 delegates • All functions and special occasions catered for – seated dining for up to sixty guests or cocktails for up to 150 • 3 Luxurious Standard rooms, 10 Executive suites, an opulent Presidential suite (all double) – all with private balcony, telephone, satellite TV, air-conditioner, mini bar and digital safe • Health and Beauty Spa, swimming pool, sauna, fully-equipped gymnasium, billiard room, jukebox, mini-theatre (big screen), cocktail bar, pizza oven • 38 kilometres from O R Tambo International Airport • Two golf courses, fitness club and all first-world amenities available in the immediate proximity • 24-hour security

The ultimate conference, wedding and banqueting venue offering uncompromising ser vice and hospitalit y. View our four minute online video at: www.villasterne.com 212 Johann Rissik Drive, Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria, South Africa Tel: +27 (0) 12 346 2255 | Fax: +27 (0) 12 460 3161 e-mail: vsterne@global.co.za


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under shady trees. One sweltering summer’s day, we chose to experience a picnic at the estate. The champagne we were served on arrival as well as our shady spot under the trees allowed our bodies to cool down in a game of catch-up with our minds, which were already completely enchanted and relaxed by the scenery. Amongst the most memorable things about Nederburg is the warm hospitality and relaxed yet luxurious ambience. We were lucky enough to enjoy perfect pairings with the estate’s widely acclaimed wines. The food was on a par with the wine, and it’s not often that we can say that immense creativity and attention to detail has been afforded to each dish. A salad is not just a salad at Nederburg. The cheese platter, cous cous, savoury tarts, sweet pastries and decadent chocolate brownies in our basket made for the best picnic we have enjoyed to date, and we will definitely be returning shortly!

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Day package. Seasonal menus and wine pairings at the convivial Terrace Restaurant at Fairlawns are proving popular and are ideal for non-overnight as well as residing guests who want a special breakfast, dinner, lunch or high tea experience. The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is a unique and exclusive five-star sanctuary for today’s business or leisure traveller. The hotel is conveniently situated in the Sandton suburb of Morningside Manor, with business hubs and shopping centres a mere 4km away. The 40 opulent suites are each individually decorated to the highest world standards, with the Presidential Suite playing host to many international celebrities. Reservations are essential to avoid disappointment. Contact fairlawn@fairlawns.co.za.

airlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa boasts a sought-after conference centre, a fully-equipped gym, a Balinese spa and a superb à la carte restaurant to complete the full range of guest services. In addition, the hotel offers complimentary transfers to the Sandton Shopping District. Airport transfers and transfers to other areas can be arranged at an additional cost. Golfers will not be disappointed, as Fairlawns has an arrangement with the nearby Johannesburg Country Club. Fairlawns is offering a winter wellness package as well as Mother’s Day treats to revitalise body and soul. The award-winning 5-star Palladian-style hotel, reminiscent of old Europe, boasts a sublime and authentic Bali-style spa, fireplaces in 20 of the 40 all-suite hotel rooms as well as a large fireplace in the glass-enclosed Terrace Restaurant overlooking the tranquil winter gardens filled with indigenous birdsong. The special Fairlawns Winter Spa package, valid from Mondays to Thursdays until 31 August 2013, comprises: -- A complimentary continental breakfast in the spa garden with any spa treatments to the value of R500 or more -- The de-stressing back, neck and shoulder massage at the special rate of R200 per person (normal rate R400) with any 60-minute rejuvenating facial at the spa The Fairlawns Winter Warmer package @R2,795 per suite per night (for two people sharing) includes: -- Bed and breakfast -- Hot chocolate and gourmet cookies in suite on arrival Mother’s Day at Fairlawns will be celebrated with a Mother’s Day champagne breakfast, a Mother’s Day lunch, a classic afternoon tea and an overnight Mother’s 22


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A Novel Food Offering From Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards A fine-dining establishment of South Africa’s Gourmet Capital, Franschhoek, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards now introduces a relaxed food and wine experience that focuses on uncomplicated, fresh and seasonal food that is full of flavour and beautifully complimented by Leopard’s Leap wines.

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We are very excited about adding a family-friendly, laid-back lunch option to the Franschhoek food offering” says Leopard’s Leap CEO Hein Koegelenberg. Rotisserie-based lunches with tender and juicy meats from the state-of-the-art spit are complimented by an array of farm-baked breads as well as a beautiful selection of side dishes such as seasonal salads and roasted vegetables sourced from the organic vegetable and herb garden on the farm. Dessert offers a tempting choice of individual portions such as cake lollies, baked mini-cheesecakes and baby meringues. Bursting with youthful energy and inspiration, chef Pieter de Jager will ensure guests are bowled over by the beautiful flavours from the rotisserie as well as the decadent pastries, cakes and take-home meals. With its wide stoep, contemporary open spaces and stretched out lawn, Leopard’s Leap caters for the whole family. Complementing the informal lunches is a breakfast selection of pastries and freshly brewed coffee (or some Leopard’s Leap MCC!) in the morning and seductive sunset wine cocktails over weekends. It is the ideal venue for birthdays, family get-togethers and special celebrations. The food offering is available from Wednesdays to Sundays from 10:00 to 17:00. A selection of culinary- and wine-related items, gifts and take-away delights are also available from the shop. For more information on Leopard’s Leap Wines and all the new activities at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards, please visit www.leopards-leap.com or contact Harry at +27 (0)21 876 8002.


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air Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) is all about creating a better future for South Africa and her people. FTTSA is a sustainable tourism certification label. Although human rights and community benefits are important pillars of the accreditation, environmental sustainability is also an essential criteria for businesses to meet in order to become FTTSA-certified. FTTSA has developed assessment criteria in adherence with the SANS 1162 and ISO 65 standards to ensure the highest quality of the FTTSA-label. FTTSA has certified over 70 businesses across South Africa to date. To make sure that your next holiday benefits both people and nature, choose an FTTSA-certified business. Businesses certified by FTTSA must comply with the following environmental sustainability criteria: Comply with all relevant national and local regulations in relation to planning, building and management of tourism infrastructure as well as in relation to trading in artefacts and wildlife products and to keeping wild animals captive. Ensure that buildings and infrastructure are built in a way that is consistent with locally-appropriate principles of sustainable construction. Monitor their consumption of resources (including consumables, water and energy) and implement measures to minimise this, especially the use of scarce and nonrenewable resources.

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Mashovhela Lodge Mashovela operates entirely off the grid. It has separate recycling bins for paper, plastic, glass, tin and organic waste. The lodge features crafts that are sustainably produced and environmentallyfriendly chemicals, soaps and detergents are used in its cleaning. The staff are educated about ways of avoiding environmental impacts and the same message is communicated to guests. www.mashovhela.com

Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse Bartholomeus Klip hosts the Quagga Project, a revolutionary project aimed at re-breeding the extinct quagga, a zebra-like animal with no stripes on its rump and legs, and reintroducing it into reserves. The farm also supports an Eco-School Club at a nearby school. www.bartholomeusklip.com

Bulungula Lodge Bulungula started Bulungula Incubator (BI) in 2007. Since then the BI has rehabilitated the local primary school, built and run the world-class Jujurha Early Learning Centre, embarked on a number of ambitious agricultural projects and implemented various clean drinking water initiatives. www.bulungula.com

Farm 215 Nature Retreat and Fynbos Reserve Farm 215 focuses on highly environmentallycompatible operations, including waste and water recycling, solar power, solar heating and use of biodegradable detergents. Farm 215 also promotes the sustainable harvesting of flowers as a way of creating local employment and conserving biodiversity at the same time. www.farm215.co.za

Stormsriver Adventures Stormsriver has a committed environmental policy in place that ensures the protection of the surrounding sensitive environment. The company has developed Treetop Canopy Tours and Woodcutters Journey Forest Tours that provide unique aerial and land-based forest experiences. www.stormsriver.com

Leshiba Wilderness Leshiba has established a Permaculture garden, an indigenous tree nursery and an organic food growing and skills training centre in order to develop a unique farming opportunity to research and develop the potential of the medicinal and aromatic plant types that occur in Limpopo. www.leshiba.co.za

Ocean Blue Adventures Ocean Blue Adventures conducts professional conservation-orientated whale and dolphin marine eco-tours. Emphasis is placed on conservation through community development, education and research in cooperation with Qolweni Community Development Trust. www.oceanadventures.co.za

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve Sabi Sabi has an extensive Habitat Management Plan in place which involves pumping water into pans, clearing encroached seeplines and grasslands, correctly placing and maintaining roads, eradication of alien species, sustainable fire management and waste-water disposal. www.sabisabi.com

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve Tswalu Kalahari is primarily a conservation area. It aims to restore the area of approximately 1000km2 of Kalahari savannah to a pristine state. This vast area of unique diversity and beauty offers a safe haven for many endangered and rare species. www.tswalu.com

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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Grootbos is the founder of Green Futures, an annual training project for unemployed youth from nearby communities. The programme equips learners with knowledge and practical skills around conservation, fynbos landscaping, horticulture and eco-tourism. www.grootbos.com

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Feels Like Home The fountain in the garden at La Mouette Restaurant in Sea Point greets us warmly as we enter the spectacular setting. Wooden floors, a beautiful wooden staircase, chandeliers, stained glass windows and of course the welcoming smell of good wholesome food all draw us further into a world where creature comforts meet fine dining.

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promises to be a journey for the discerning gourmand. The restaurant prides itself in sourcing and cooking local produce for its fresh and unforgettable menu. It’s the little touches, though – like adding popcorn to the prawn dish - that keep it charming. Chef Vigar moved to South Africa from England in 2010. He has incorporated elements of the South African palette into his strongly French-influenced menu. His wife, South African-born Mari Vigar, told us that the idea behind La Mouette is to offer guests an amazing atmosphere coupled with amazing food. As she warmly explained, “We want you to enjoy La Mouette like we enjoy it.” Mari, her husband Henri and their business partner Gerrit Bruwer have been creating the La Moutte magic for over three years now. Mari often attends trade shows to build the restaurant’s wine list, which includes excellent South African wines and French Champagne. They have recently added Waterkloof Wines’ Circle of Life blends to their impressive list. We recently visited the Waterkloof farm and can attest to what a fine pair La Mouette and Waterkloof make. We really could taste the love in every forkful of food at La Mouette. Perhaps that’s why it felt so much like home. www.lamouette-restaurant.co.za.

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t is little wonder that many guests from Seapoint’s luxurious hotels as well as a regular local clientele base often walk through the garden gate on Seapoint’s busy main road. On a strip of road that is often bustling with pedestrian and motor traffic throughout the year, the serenity inside is a real treasure. The restaurant’s sense of hospitality is evident in the small details. They serve their water in handmade Roman water glasses, for example, and each member of staff is warm and attentive to our every need. Chef Henry Vigar has created a superb menu. We enjoyed their summer menu, which boasted starters such as fine cheese and truffle croquettes served with roasted garlic aioli, and beef carpaccio served with wasabi mayonnaise, grilled spring onion, pickled mushrooms and tamarind dressing. For our main course, the chef and his team prepared Franschoek trout served with lightly smoked potato salad, pea puree and mint, and transitioned with ease into Moroccan-style lamb served with confit shoulder, crispy pastille, tabbouleh, smoked aubergine puree and tomato harissa. The mouth-watering dessert menu offers innovative treats such as gin and tonic jelly with lime ice-cream. Every bite of the La Moutte menu

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fall into the latter group. I’ll hike if the view at the top is good and the journey there isn’t too strenuous. I don’t mind adrenaline, as long I don’t have to put in much effort to evoke it. I’d sooner jump off a mountain than climb to its peak. My kayaking expedition with Kayak Cape Town in Simon’s Town worked out splendidly. I took an active Andy with me and he enjoyed the physicality of paddling while I sat back and took in the scenery. And what scenery there was! From the jolly little penguins hanging out on the rocks to the sudden flight of hundreds of cormorants and a lucky sighting of a nearby seal, the journey was filled with friends and fancies to keep me entertained while my partner worked on his biceps.

We were lucky enough to go out during perfect conditions, and I almost tipped the kayak a couple of times whilst leaning as far over the edge as possible to see if I could spot the urchins at the bottom of the crystal clear water. Luckily the kayaks are sturdy as Gibraltar and no casualties ensued (although we did receive a thorough safety demonstration that saw us equipped for just about anything short of a whale attack). Our guide was patient and well-humoured, considering his reactions to the numerous occasions on which we almost tipped him out of his kayak. By the end of the tour, both paddler and explorer were satisfied – active A felt that he had done a good workout and I had lots of lovely photos and stories. Visit www.kayakcapetown.co.za to give it a try for yourself.

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o candles, oils or ocean music. No heated towels, flower petals or Egyptian cotton. Just me, the oversized suit, a mattress and a magic lady. Don’t get me wrong, I love the bells and whistles of a regular spa pamper session. The right essential oil really can lift my spirits and I’m a sucker for the trickling water effect, but when my back gets sore it gets really sore. Enter Enmasse. The relatively obscure building on Cape Town’s Hope Street reveals nothing from the outside but a genuine world of intrigue on the inside. Everything is illuminated in the deepest blue, and each space seems to lead on to the next in a seamless and commendable feat of design. The building itself is old, regal even. The simplicity and flow seem almost post-modern – enlightened, if you’ll allow. The combination makes for a truly memorable space. I am somehow still apprehensive on arrival – it’s as if I have lost control of my senses, and I struggle to tie the traditional Thai garments around my waist. The fact that I am lead to a space (it’s no room) filled with strangers does

not offer any further reassurance. Luckily the beautiful woman who accompanies me to my designated mattress and separates the two of us from the other visitors is both gentle and firm in her approach to encouraging me to surrender to the experience. The ‘massage’. I can’t even call it that – it does it no justice. It’s more like an epiphany. I still don’t know what that little lady did to my body but the combination of deep stretch, fluctuating rhythm and pressure and innovative technique (innovative to the West, at least) awoke every little part of my body – from my ear to my hip to my forehead and my toe. I’m afraid I really can’t explain what exactly happened to me in that space and time. I could go into the traditions of Thai massage or the concept of the matrix in which Enmasse operates, but I somehow don’t think that will help either. You need to experience it for yourself. It’s not a pamper session. It’s an awakening. For more information or to make a booking, visit www.enmasse.co.za.

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s it states on the blurb of Letters to my Children, Jonathan Jansen is a Professor and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State. He is a respected educationalist, author of a number of books and a prominent speaker on issues of transformation, reconciliation and educational change. I expected more from his latest release. The introduction to Letters to my Children is promising. Jansen thanks the great Maya Angelou for inspiring the work and mentions the thousands of social media followers that he gained over the year in which he posted the daily messages. If the ‘letters’ were just gifts to his own children, I would pass the collection off as another well-meaning father’s repetition of the platitudes that he himself had picked up somewhere along the road of life. Jansen’s posts, however, not only went out to his two children but to his 30 000 students at the University of the Free State. And they were published. Apparently the posts catalyzed online debate surrounding politics, sex and everything in between. The sub-title of the book hails the content as ‘Tweets to make you think’, but I would have sub-titled it as ‘Tweets to make you remember’, as I have already heard 95% of the sentiments expressed too many times before. Describing the book as ‘one of the most exciting ventures [he] has embarked on in many years’, Jansen believes that his ‘letters’ have added ‘complexity’ to existing narratives. Sure, there were a handful of messages that were particularly relevant to the South African context, and which I enjoyed reading. ‘Be cautious about people who call you comrade; they want something’ and ‘Speak more than one language; it will improve your love life’ have indeed stayed with me. As for the rest, though – I wish Jansen had stuck to his immediate context and not tried to add to the auspices of universal wisdom. Messages about human race as the only race, the triumph of soul over body, the joys of philanthropy, trusting you instincts, thinking for yourself and forgiving for your own benefit left me cold. I have heard them too many times before and expected such a lauded academic to at least word them in a more compelling manner. Perhaps I am just the wrong audience. I would recommend the book to parents with young children or ‘educationalists’ at primary/early high school level. For those who hear them for the first time, the messages could prove invaluable. For the rest of us, though – better to read Angelou’s book instead. www.panmacmillan.co.za.

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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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De Zeekoe Guest Farm

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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Grande Roche

Grande Roche Hotel is a spectacular five-star boutique hotel situated on a historic wine farm

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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. Award-winning Bosman’s restaurant offers the finest culinary experience. Grande Roche is a hotel where every reservation is the promise of a treat.

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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. Newly opened Motherland Coffee Company is perfect for that quick break with their fair-trade coffee and delicious snacks. Ideal food destinations for all tastes.

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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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All 9 beautifully-appointed rooms are en-suite and designed to executive standards, complete with mini-bars, air-conditioning, undercarpet heating and heated bathrooms, telephones, wireless internet and ADSL lines, fax, scanning and photocopying facilities. And all this in a tranquil garden setting. Scrumptious seasonal fine dining breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner offerings are available, as well as intimate event, conference and overnight packages.

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Clico Boutique Hotel is an established 5-star fine dining, events and conference hotel in the heart of Rosebank.

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Situated on 12 000 hectares of pristine Little Karoo Wilderness, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve offers the ultimate luxury safari experience. With a variety of four- and five-star lodges to choose from, there is a perfect place for every kind of discerning traveller. The reserve is home to free-roaming and self-sustaining springbok, kudu, eland, gemsbok, red hartebeest, Plains zebra, hippopotamus, elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, hyena, caracal, jackal and African wildcat. Sanbona is home to free, self-sustaining white lions (the original two were rescued from trophy hunting programs). The area’s fynbos vegetation is one of the most threatened in the Cape Floristic region. Continental collisions, the submergence of the earth’s crust and the cataclysmic influence of the oceans have all contributed to Sanbona’s magnificent landscapes. The rock art at Sanbona is the only remaining legacy of the /Xam, a clan of San Bushmen who inhabited the area over 3 million years ago. Sanbona offers a holistic guest experience that includes walking and driving safaris, a gourmet restaurant and an African-style spa.

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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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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

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bar combines all the ingredients for the perfect get together.

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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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The Blue Train

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.

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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’ activities available.

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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

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Helicopters is situated in Onverwacht and offer lodge-style accommodation.

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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

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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

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Location: Near Montagu Tel: +27 (0)41 509 3000 E-mail: reservations@sanbona.com Web: www.sanbona.com

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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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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CAPE TOWN CENTRE

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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