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“Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.” – Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

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Call it corny, contrived, commercial - whatever (equally overdone) expression of cynicism successfully assuages your fear of disappointment on the day – somewhere deep down you know that 14 Feb, if approached correctly, can in fact be a most marvellous affair. After years spent conjuring outof-the-box suggestions for enjoying (or avoiding) the month of romance, we have finally surrendered to the impulse to embrace the cliché. The experiences presented in this edition are for the unashamed romantics - in the broadest sense of the term. Luxury tents for two in the heart of the wilderness, weekends in the winelands, boutique hotel overnight packages, island getaways, retro cinemas, a host of wine and dine options. To our credit, we did try to include a bit about golf and aviation to temper the sentimentality of it all. If you are really serious about your distaste for the tradition, forget we ever said anything about romance and

enjoy the experiences purely for the qualities that made them so popular among the dewy-eyed memorymakers in the first place. Exploration, indulgence, novelty, relaxation, and inspiration needn’t be exclusive privileges of those enjoying the offerings with their significant others. They say the art of romancing oneself is essentially a pursuit of those things one finds most enjoyable, and we’d be most surprised if a great movie, a delicious meal, a quiet commune with nature or a glamorous night out do not fit the bill. Go on – embrace the cliché. You know you want to.

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Global Golfing Gold Premier golf resort Fancourt in George has scooped yet another international award – this time as the Top Luxury Golf Resort in Africa in the eighth annual World Luxury Hotel Awards (WLHA). The WLHA is a respected global organisation providing credibility to luxury hotels for their world-class facilities and service excellence. Establishments earn their distinction from those who know them best – their guests. Fancourt is renowned as much for its internationally acclaimed golf courses, as for its two luxury hotels, extensive leisure facilities for the whole family and choice of three superb restaurants, as well as its spa and wellness centre. www.fancourt.co.za

Love is in the Air Cape Town’s trendy Pepperclub Hotel & Spa will woo Valentines with its Love is in the Air dinner and movie package on Saturday 14th February. The package, which costs R600 per couple, includes a delicious three-course dinner complete with a bottle of red or white wine at the hotel’s continental-style Sinatra’s restaurant, as well as a screening of the famous P.S. I Love You in the hotel’s retro 60s-style Odeon cinema. Couples wanting to prolong the experience can take advantage of the special rate of R1,600 for a night in a Deluxe Studio suite (inclusive of breakfast at Sinatra’s) and automatically be entered into a draw to win another night “on the house”. www.pepperclub.co.za

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Situated on a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine, the newly renovated Dwyka Tented Lodge at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve near Cape Town has reopened in time for summer, offering guests a fresh new look and feel. Visitors can explore the awe-inspiring surrounding rock formations, which were once the home of ancient Khoisan hunters, or awaken their senses and rejuvenate mind, body and soul at the Relaxation Retreat. The luxurious tented lodge also invites guests to experience its new menu and enhanced wine cellar, sharing in the best in local culinary offerings. www.sanbona.com

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Situated at the foot of Paarl Mountain in the famous Cape Winelands, the picturesque Diamant Estate overlooks acres of vineyards and lush countryside just a stone’s throw from the hum of Cape Town. The historic property boasts two beautiful guesthouses, a quaint chapel, a large function venue, and pristine rolling lawns. It is perfect for exclusive winelands getaways, memorable weddings and other sophisticated functions and events. Just a few metres down the road from the estate is renowned Fair View Wine and Cheese Farm and the Spice Route Destination, which is a collective of artisanal producers who share their knowledge and goods on a picturesque working farm. www.diamantestate.com

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be savoured by a more international audience. Appealing for its tropical climate and friendly touristfriendly population, the island offers a smorgasbord of high-end accommodation options, yet the original “Saint Géran” – as the locals affectionately call it – remains the ultimate retreat. This crown jewel in the Kerzner International hotel empire beckons all to its pristine sheltered beaches and immaculately managed facilities with the promise of Coco Loco rum cocktails and sumptuous seafood feasts. Situated on the island’s northeastern seaboard, One&Only Le Saint Géran is more than a hotel; it is a decades-old institution of indulgent Mauritian hospitality that habitually hosts the world’s most famous, who enjoy the privacy and luxury for which One&Only is renowned. A 40-minute drive from Mauritius’ new world-class airport, One&Only Le Saint Géran is the ideal point from which to launch one of the most memorable

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orty years ago, hotelier rock star Sol Kerzner opened his first resort outside of South Africa and named it Le Saint Géran, after the famous shipwreck in the area. Now known as One&Only Le Saint Géran, the perennial South African favourite island holiday destination is making a comeback, in an exciting and enticing way. Mauritius’ close proximity to South Africa has turned the island into the off-continent holiday destination of choice for South Africans for many decades. With daily flights from Johannesburg aboard SAA’s service to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, this tiny island beckons the weary to its revitalising shores. Within such easy reach, and with its many breath-taking attractions, the tranquillity of Mauritius deserves to

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vacations one could hope to enjoy, whether you intend to explore the island itself, or prefer a secluded experience at the resort. A stunning variety of accommodation choices is on offer. The resort’s 162 suites and signature villa feature a private terrace or balcony facing either the ocean or the cove. Personalised with hand-selected furniture and decorated in artful colours, each suite is a tranquil haven and a home-away-from-home. As a family-friendly resort, with 76 interconnecting Junior Suites, One&Only Le Saint Géran makes no pretences that its exclusive ambience should exclude anyone. On the contrary, the concept of the KidsOnly Club – which now features at many Kerzner International properties – originated at the Saint Géran. One&Only Le Saint Géran is unashamedly a family resort where children are welcomed and well catered for, yet older family members can enjoy numerous activities of their own, including sailing, water cycling, rowing, tennis, or – perhaps the most arduous pursuit – soaking up the sun as attentive beach staff offer an endless supply of thirst-quenchers. Far (in relative Mauritian terms) from the hustle and bustle of the island’s capital, Port Louis, One&Only Le Saint Géran is an epicurean destination of distinction that towers above the norm on the island and rivals some of 16

the best restaurants in Cape Town or Johannesburg. As an epicurean destination, One&Only Le Saint Géran comfortably exceeds expectations. The three restaurants at the resort cater for every palate and offer an intercontinental assortment of cuisine options. The Indian Pavilion offers signature Indian and Mauritian-inspired dishes in a romantic seaside location just a short walk from the main hotel building. The restaurant commands a view of the green sugarcane fields across the bay, and the team, under the helm of the hugely talented Chef de Cuisine Faizan Ali, has made many a honeymooner’s dinner dreams come true. From signature live cooking shows to an Indian Tepanyaki-style grill (known as TAK-A-TAK) and an open Tandoor, the Indian Pavilion dazzles and delights. Wines are also carefully selected to match the complex and intensive flavours of Chef Faizan’s cooking, and the resident sommelier conducts regular wine and food pairing dinners. For similarly scrumptious dining, PRIME Contemporary Grill invites diners into its relaxed yet modern environment. Exclusively serving Australian Wagyu beef alongside fresh seafood and organic produce, PRIME scores full marks for its attentive service too. Be sure to explore the dessert menu to round off your meal – the deconstructed tiramisu is out of this world! For a special


bucket list destination for those who have not yet had the privilege of experiencing this Indian Ocean paradise. Yes, Mauritius – as many other global destinations – does have some less-than-ideal social issues, but the sincerity of its people and their absolute passion for the tiny island will leave you dreaming of returning long after the taste of the Coco Loco has faded. For more information on the resort visit lesaintgeran. oneandonlyresorts.com. For information on how to get there, visit www.flysaa.com (SAA now offers ten weekly frequencies to Mauritius from OR Tambo International). For more information on travel packages contact your preferred travel agent.

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treat, order a Wagyu beef burger lunch on the beach. Served in a cool Bento box, nothing beats this super stylish holiday delicacy. For everyday breakfast, lunch, or dinner options, La Terrasse offers both local and international cuisine for the whole family. Running alongside the pool area and facing the beach, its buffet-style breakfasts (with delectable almond croissants, I might add), à la carte lunches and variety of dinner options are best if you’re looking for an uncomplicated mealtime option. One&Only Le Saint Géran is a peerless world-class resort that does not disappoint. With facilities that will put any urban equivalent to shame, the hotel is a definite

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here are almost as many places to shop for curios and gifts in Livingstone as there are accommodation options and things to do. Roadside stalls are a dime a dozen, and bargaining is the name of the game. For a taste of true African bargaining on African time, the Mukuni Market is the place to be. Here local artisans will vie for your cash with beautiful and unique carvings of human and animal figurines, as well as leather goods, bead works, drums, spears, and walking sticks. It may take some time to settle on the exact piece (and price) you want, but at least you know that your purchase directly supports the local economy. However, if you don’t have much time or don’t wish to haggle, it is best to head off to one of the established curio and art stores in Livingstone. African Gifts stocks a small range of Zambian souvenirs and crafts, while African Visions has a great selection of textiles, baskets, jewellery, artefacts, and new and secondhand books. You can grab a coffee and a snack while you browse, and the kiddies’ playground is a sure winner for harassed parents. Another option for a caffeine-fuelled experience is Kubu Crafts. Located in a renovated historical railway house, the store is a veritable treasure trove of unexpected delights. Teak furniture, wrought-iron fittings and jewellery, textiles, paintings by local artists, glassware, and beautiful handmade cards are all available, and staff will even arrange to ship your purchases back home for you. The Hammerkop’s Nest features some quality textiles, handmade stationery, jewellery, basketware, safari gear, hats, and home accessories – all at reasonable prices. Even

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the Livingstone Museum, the oldest and largest museum in Zambia, has a small craft shop, advertising the lowest prices in town. The Shop that Thunders stocks the customary curios and memorabilia found at the Victoria Falls Market but without the noisy crowds, while more unusual goodies can be sourced at The Whole in the Wall, with its selection of funky locally made souvenirs. Likewise, Zig craft market stocks only locally produced goods, especially textiles and souvenirs. Last but certainly not least, don’t forget to stock up on some biltong at Tunya Meats & Deli. Keep an open mind and don’t expect shopping in Livingstone to compare with a high-street experience. It’s all about finding that special something that will always remind you of the unique and exciting place. After a long day of shopping, retire to the majestic fivestar David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa on the Zambezi River. There is no match for its levels of service, luxury and award-winning spa facilities. Located in Mosi-O-Tunya National Park, the blissfully romantic lodge is one of the most magical spots to create an unforgettable honeymoon that will result in memories to be shared and celebrated for a lifetime. For more information visit www.thedavidlivingstone.com.


All Suite on 14TH in Fairlands provides a welcome haven to both business and leisure guests. Situated just off the NI’s 14th Avenue off-ramp, adjacent to the MTN head office and at the foot of Northcliff’s rocky outcrops, it provides an excellent alternative for Johannesburg conferences and accommodation. This All-Suite Hotel is all about having a relaxed experience. Expect the four-star quality and professionalism one would at a city hotel, but with the personalised touches and attention to detail synonymous with a boutique establishment. The spacious Fairlands accommodation, WINT ER simple dining and beautifully SPECI manicured lawns, along with ALS AVAIL attentive staff and handsABLE on management, ensure an outstanding conference, function, dining experience or stay over. Villas are self-catering and fully equipped for long stays. See our website for conference packages to suit any taste or budget.

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Nestled in the lush suburb of Morningside Manor in Sandton, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is recognised as one of the most beautiful, romantic and exclusive hotels in South Africa.

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airlawns is one of Johannesburg’s best-kept secrets, where guests are treated like royalty, and their privacy is of utmost importance. With its air of relaxed exclusivity, the hotel is a five-star home away from home set in an environment of peaceful isolation. However, despite the city seeming far away, the major business and shopping centres of Sandton lie close by, and can be reached by car in a matter of minutes. The initial vision of owners John and Anna Thacker was to create a unique luxury hotel where guests would feel 22

embraced by the elegant grounds, service and ambience without losing the flexibility that they consider the raison d'être of Fairlawns. “Thinking like guests rather than like hoteliers” is the Thacker motto. Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Northern Italy and Easton Manor in Surrey, England were the inspiration behind the hotel’s predominantly Palladian architectural style. A timeless classic sporting modern facilities, Fairlawns has been awarded numerous accolades, including Best Luxury Wellness Spa in South Africa in 2014; one of the Top


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The fact that Fairlawns was built on the original home of the owners adds to the air of gracious hospitality present in every building on the sprawling property. An Oppenheimer residence prior to being purchased by the Thackers, the hotel has a “welcome home” feeling that encourages guests to relax at the end of a long business day or sightseeing tour – the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner while listening to the birds returning to their “headquarters” on the property. Fairlawns accommodates both local and international corporate and leisure guests, all of whom seem to regard the hotel as their private sanctuary when in Johannesburg. The delectable cuisine on offer at the Terrace Restaurant and the pampering treats presented at the Balinese Spa are also available to day visitors. While the Meeting and Banquet Centre provides the perfect venue for productive business gatherings, the private Bali-inspired Spa gardens offer a restorative escape for those wanting to disappear from it all for a while. Golfers are never disappointed, as the hotel is in partnership with the nearby Johannesburg Country Club, which offers two world-class courses. Fairlawns launched its Private Villa Residence and new Victoria Tea Lounge as part of its 2014 expansion plan. For further information and reservations call +27 11 804 2540/1/2, email reservations@fairlawns.co.za or visit www.fairlawns.co.za.

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Three Luxury Hotels in Sandton and the Top 23 Hotels in South Africa in 2014 (as rated by TripAdvisor global travellers); World Luxury Hotel Awards Best Luxury Hotel Spa in 2013; and Andrew Harper’s Recommendation for 2013. The hotel’s wine list was named Platinum Diners Club Wine List of the Year in 2012 and 2013, and Diamond Diners Club Wine List of the Year in 2014. The hotel’s 43 opulent suites and Presidential Suite complement the grace and beauty of its exterior. Each suite measures approximately 84 m², while the Presidential Suite, which has its own private entrance, occupies 240 m². Accommodation in the Presidential comprises a bodyguard bedroom, upstairs guest and master bedrooms, study, and separate lounge and dining room. Each suite, no matter what the theme, is tastefully appointed and spacious – hallmarks of the Fairlawns tradition. From bespoke furniture to thoughtful architectural detailing, the entire property is a labour of love, and it shows. The eclectic mix of old and new, stylish and practical; creates an aura reminiscent of stately old English homes, French chateaux, or Tuscan villas. The hotel’s exterior exhibits the balance and sense of proportion typical of Palladian buildings, and brings together the rich variations of décor styles within the suites themselves, which vary from the Florentine Suite to the African Suite, with a host of unexpected surprises in between.

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providing “the velvet touch” to guests, has recently undergone a comprehensive refurbishment that included the transformation of all rooms and the addition of ‘Rosa’, a beautiful new restaurant and function venue. The revamp has ensured the continuation of the high standard of refined elegance and opulence that has been the hallmark of The Palazzo since it opened in November 2000. The hotel caters for all tastes and travel requirements, and its range of first-class facilities has been designed to meet the needs of leisure and business travellers alike. Accommodation consists of a variety of beautifully appointed standard, superior and deluxe rooms, as well as the luxurious Presidential suite and 600 m2, threebedroomed Penthouse. Guests can relax in the magnificent outdoor swimming area, where light but luscious meals are available, or treat themselves to an African-inspired massage treatment in one of the four poolside gazebos. The hotel’s Medeo Restaurant serves a menu that encompasses and celebrates the flavours of the Mediterranean, and offers a stunning selection of South African and international wines. A regular recipient of prestigious awards (including the World Travel Awards), The Palazzo is ideally located a mere 15 minutes from South Africa’s famous business hub, 40 minutes from O.R. Tambo International Airport and 20 minutes from Lanseria International Airport. The Palazzo Montecasino is one of eight luxury properties on Tsogo Sun’s portfolio of over 90 hotels and 14 casino and entertainment destinations throughout South Africa, Africa and the Seychelles. For further information and reservations call + 27 11 367 4250, email montecasino.reservations@tsogosun.com or visit www.tsogosunhotels.com.

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A Pinnacle Destination South Africa’s picturesque Garden Route is popular among both local and international visitors for a multitude of reasons. One of these is its world-class golf courses. Text & Images Š Pinnacle Point

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et on a cliff-side overlooking the Indian Ocean, Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort in Mossel Bay was recently named Best Golf Development in Africa in the prestigious African Property Awards 2014 - 2015 in association with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. It offers seven kilometres of fairways and 80 bunkers, with the Indian Ocean as the only water hazard. The championship course was designed by well-known South African golf course architect Peter Matkovich, who opened it together with top Irish Tour Golf Professional Darren Clarke in November 2006. Winner of the Compleat Golfer 5-star Experience Award in 2012, the Pinnacle Course offering comes complete with expert advice from the Pinnacle Peak Performance Centre, run by the Grasslands Golf Academy. Here, stateof-the-art technology includes impressive offerings such as a six-camera, three-dimensional system to analyse the golfer's body, club and impact in 360 degrees. The information is accurate to a 10th of a degree. The highspeed cameras are the same as those used in video games, and track the markers placed on the golfer and club to view all angles of the swing. For those who would like to enjoy an active holiday off the golf course, the resort offers walking trails around the estate, as well as easy access to the Pinnacle Point 28

Nature Reserve. Mountain bike enthusiasts can also enjoy trails through the reserve area, with the choice between a shortened easy ride and a longer, more challenging option. For those interested in the historical significance of the resort’s spectacular natural surrounds, a guided tour of the historic caves is a must. Partaking in all these outdoor activities can build up a fierce appetite, and days at the resort typically begin and end with scrumptious meals enjoyed at the Pinnacle Restaurant, where everything from gourmet creations to comforting favourites can be enjoyed whilst taking in the magnificent surrounding views. Although the multitude of offerings at Pinnacle Point can be enjoyed by day visitors, the resort offers luxuriously outfitted lodges and villas ranging from one-, two-, and three-bedroom units to four-bedroom penthouses. The villas all boast large balconies with panoramic sea views, and both the villas and the lodges share a beautiful landscaped garden with a pristine swimming pool. Catering for everyone from the serious golfer to the relaxed seaside explorer, Pinnacle Point is one of the Garden Route’s most popular destinations. For more information and reservations visit www.pinnaclepointestate.co.za.


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outh Beach Camps Bay is a luxury apartment block situated less than 50 metres from the vibrant, chic Camps Bay beachfront. The block, which consists of nine one-bedroom sea-facing apartments, forms part of the Blue Views Collection of prestigious apartments for guests in search of an attractive alternative to the five star hotel. Previously known as The Bloomberg, the recently acquired property underwent a total renovation and reopened under its new name in September last year. Guests at South Beach Camps Bay can choose to stay in one of the apartments offering direct access to the outdoor area (which includes a 9 metre pool and a sundeck), or in an apartment on either of the two upper levels, all of which have their own private balcony. Each air-conditioned unit comes equipped with a host of standard features and facilities, from a Nespresso machine, a 47 inch TV, a sound bar, and wireless headsets to complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and the finest linen and towels. Each apartment has its own allocated parking space. 30

Additional services include a self-service laundry, a private gym and a communal ice machine. A concierge is on hand to answer guests’ queries, offer advice and assist in every possible way. Designed in conjunction with Greg Wright, one of Cape Town’s most respected architects, and with an exclusive art collection featuring works by well-known South African artist Lionel Smit, South Beach Camps Bay epitomises modern day luxury, making the most of Camps Bay while offering a hint of affluent Miami-style living. Within easy walking distance not only of the beautiful Camps Bay beach but also of some of the Cape’s best restaurants and bars, the South Beach Camps Bay luxury apartment block is the place to stay this Summer. Established by Tony Stern in 1997, the Blue Views Collection consists of 19 individual self-catering villas and apartments. It has over the past 17 years been internationally recognised as a pioneer and leader in the luxury self-catering sector in Cape Town. For more information visit www.blueviews.com.


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At the end of the 19th century, His Highness Sultan Sayyid Barghash bin Said, Sultan of Zanzibar, built the magnificent Chuini Palace on the west coast of the exotic island. Today, parts of the palace have been restored to offer a glimpse of their former glory.

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he festive and unique Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa stands proudly amongst the ruins, granting travellers the opportunity to enjoy the pristine private bay and white sandy beach – which once made the area fit for royalty - in comfort and style. Personally managed by German owners Rose and Fritz Geuen, the four-star resort is just 12 km north of Zanzibar’s historical Stone Town, and offers easy access to the myriad attractions of the island. Nestled in a lush tropical garden overflowing with papaya, banana, mango, coconut, and lime, the intimate resort’s 13 exclusive bungalows and one villa accommodate a total of 37 guests. Each bungalow (and the villa) boasts a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean, and a spacious terrace from which to enjoy it. The bungalows range from Executive Suites (with spacious bed-, bath- and living rooms), through Luxury and Comfort options, to Standard Twin Bungalows perfect for budget-friendly holidays. There is also a magical Honeymoon Suite complete with a large terrace jutting out over the ocean and a memorable outside bath. All bungalows are equipped with air-conditioning and decorated with beautiful African artifacts. The resort’s flagship accommodation offering is its 34


global sips to be enjoyed throughout the day and night (but particularly while watching yet another magical sunset in the outdoor lounge that juts out over the ocean). When not feasting like sultans or quietly taking in the breathtaking natural splendour in which the resort has found a home, guests can escape to the unrivalled peace of the day spa. Integrated into the ruins, the spa at Hakuna Matata makes use of pure African ingredients harnessed by the Healing Earth spa brand, which aims to instill in guests an awareness of how the continent’s rich natural resources can aid them in their healing journeys, as well as to inspire them to respect and protect this potential by using products that are not harmful to the earth or any of its myriad beings. Whether indulging in a sensual massage with fragrant plant oils or soaking in a relaxing floral Jacuzzi bath, guests at the Hakuna Matata spa will no doubt resonate with the Healing Earth philosophy of attaining restoration and transformation by being “true to you and the world around you.” While it is tempting to spend the whole holiday luxuriating within the idyllic confines of the resort, the most noteworthy attractions of Zanzibar beckon from just a short distance away. Hakuna Matata staff can organise excursions to historic Stone Town, the lush Jozani Forest 35

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Villa, which comprises two bedrooms (each with its own bathroom) and a studio with an exceptional view of Stone Town able to accommodate two guests on the second floor. Up to six guests can enjoy the exclusive comforts and privacy of the Villa, which sports a large living room and a stretching terrace built on a cliff over the ocean. Dining at Hakuna Matata is a most memorable affair. Unsurprisingly, the restaurant – Rose’s Kitchen - specializes in fresh fish and other seafood, as well as other local and international dishes that make the most of the myriad spices and fresh ingredients available on the island. Hearty breakfast spreads, fresh à la carte lunches, tasty teatimes and gourmet dinners offers guests the best in Zanzibari fare. The resort hosts festive themed dinners, including the unforgettable Sultan Barghash’s Swahili Night, which sees guests seated at one big table in the ruins and taken on a journey through Swahili Cuisine in a magical candlelit setting. For those who would like to take full advantage of the romance of the location, the culinary team is able to create exclusive five-course menus for two to be enjoyed in the ruins. Complementing the exceptional dining is the resort’s well stocked bar, which offers a great selection of South African wines as well as all manner of other local and

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with its playful colobus monkeys, Prison Island with its giant tortoises, and a private sandbank with untouched reefs perfect for snorkelling. The famous spice farms as well as a host of bucket-list PADI dive spots are also just a stone’s throw away. Even with all of this on offer, guests will no doubt still want to spend most of their time within the sanctuary of the resort, where they can also enjoy star-gazing through a telescope on the rooftop of the minaret or enjoying a film in the open-air cinema after a long day spent enjoying the sandy beach of the private bay. Although a great choice for those looking for any kind of exotic breakaway, Hakuna Matata is perfect for weddings and other special occasions. The resort’s events team is able to see to all aspects of wedding organisation, from catering and decoration to legal procedures and other formalities. Regardless of the occasion, guests at Hakuna Matata are guaranteed to find themselves adopting the namesake philosophy – “no worries” – when kicking back in the unique resort that offers a touch of history, an abundance of natural splendour, and access to the best that Zanzibar has to offer. For more information and reservations visit www.hakuna-matata-beach-lodge.com. 36


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he Franschhoek Country House and Villas is a charming gem in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley. This five-star hotel mirrors the French charisma that has made this town such a historically important spot for three centuries. Every feature of the hotel has been carefully crafted to give guests a genuine sense of being part of Franschhoek’s French heritage. The cobbled streets, fountains and old stone buildings make the establishment one of the most appealing, and finest, in the country. Four room types are available at the Franschhoek Country House and Villas. Many features are standard to all, including complimentary WiFi Internet access and air conditioning. The De Luxe Rooms are renovated portions of the historic manor house, and come complete with en suite bathrooms, lounges and private balconies, as well as all of the amenities one would expect to find in a hotel of this standing. The Luxury Rooms, as well as being more spacious, have underfloor heating, a private patio and a supremely comfortable lounge area. A delightful fireplace completes the picture. The Garden Cottages, which are child friendly, extend over two floors. Private patios and balconies mean that there is more than enough space for the whole family to relax and take in the beautiful surroundings. Finally, the Villa Suites are the newest and most luxurious offerings in the hotel. Each villa covers 100 m², and has a spacious lounge, dining room, fireplace, and two private balconies. To top off the retreat experience, the in-house spa offers a range of massage and beauty treatments. Full body massages, reflexology, body wraps, and facials are just the beginning – the hotel has also developed a number of signature treatments for both women and men. The spa is intimate and welcoming, and guests are assured

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of a wonderful experience in the hands of professionally trained therapists. The hotel also boasts the award-winning Monneaux Restaurant. One of the country’s most acclaimed restaurants, the Monneaux provides exceptional fare at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch taken on the fountain terrace is a delightful way to pass the afternoon, while dinner in the elegant manor house dining room makes it clear why the restaurant has won numerous awards over the years. For private dinners, the hotel’s underground cellar has a suitably exclusive feel to it. Surrounded by some of the very best South African wines, many made in the Franschhoek Valley, as well as a number of equally fine wines from overseas, guests can expect the same level of service and exquisite cuisine enjoyed by diners in the restaurant above. If exploring more of the region’s culinary pleasures is on your list of things to do, the hotel staff will book wine tastings and make reservations at restaurants around Franschhoek on your behalf, and the free shuttle service will take you there. Should you wish to combine business with pleasure; the Franschhoek Country House and Villas is the perfect venue. The conference facilities include all the best technology needed to make a meeting or event successful, impressive and memorable. Data projectors, high speed Internet access and televisions are just some of the features available in the opulent boardroom. The hotel staff will also gladly make any special arrangements needed for your function. Any visit to the beautiful Franschhoek Valley is guaranteed to be made even more remarkable by staying at the Franschhoek Country House and Villas. For more information visit www.fch.co.za.


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decorated rooms. Each air-conditioned room offers an en suite bathroom complete with Persian rugs, a beautiful Victorian-style bathtub and separate showers, DSTV, complimentary Wi-Fi, and state-of-the-art coffee machines. Plush carpets and stunning items of antique furniture and ornamentation feature in the large room, which leads on to a private balcony overlooking the garden below. Dining at Hacklewood Hill is a grand affair, with awardwinning cordon bleu cuisine served in an elegant silverand-crystal setting. The latest in the restaurant’s string of awards is a 2015 American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award. The scrumptious food is presented in generous portions, and the talented chef is able to cater for vegetarian, vegan and Halaal diets on request. An impressive vintage wine collection complements the exquisite fine dining offering, with an underground cellar 43

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housing an extensive range of both local and imported white wines and champagnes and a rare collection of vintage reds. The restaurant caters for private functions, and offers monthly food and wine pairing evenings as well as high teas on request. Other functions held at the estate include weddings, conferences, executive meetings and other prestigious gatherings that call for a unique and luxurious setting. Friendly and efficient staff complete the Hacklewood experience, and guests often return to the stately home-away-

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he Haute Pierre Jourdan Belle Rosé derives its name, “beautiful rose”, from its elegant blush colour, which is achieved by carbonic maceration of the base wine. This extracts the elegant colour and the flavours of the Pinot Noir, but not the harsh tannins. The base wine then undergoes the traditional second fermentation inside the bottle, which yields the beautiful lively bubbles in the glass. The palate reveals a lively presentation of rich strawberry and cherry flavours derived from Pinot Noir - with an elegant dry finish. The Belle Rosé is best enjoyed with
mussels, crayfish, prawns, and duck. The richness of the Pinot Noir grape complements these dishes wonderfully. There is no denying that the Belle Rosé is able to add an extra bit of romance to an intimate tête à tête.

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he oldest wine farm in the Swartland Wine of Origin district, Allesverloren is located in the Riebeekberg ward on the slopes of the Kasteelberg near Riebeek West. Its location makes for full-bodied, hearty and fortified wines with excellent fruit concentration. The talent of Allesverloren cellar master Danie Malan - the fifth generation of Malans on the farm - was recognised quite early on when, in 1998, he was named Diners Club Winemaker of the Year for his signature wine, the 1996 Allesverloren Shiraz. While the estate is best known for its full-bodied, robust reds made in the traditional Old World style, this year, Malan is pleased to announce the launch of the Allesverloren 2014 Tinta Barocca Rosé, the second vintage of the rosé to be offered to the local market. According to Malan, the Tinta Barocca Rosé introduces the Portuguese varietal to a greater audience in South Africa. People are often too afraid to try a new wine, especially when the varietal is not well known in the area. Tinta Barocca shows beautiful characters of dark fruit, vanilla and chocolate, but by using the grape in a rosé style, wonderful flavours of ripe strawberries and cherries are brought to the fore. The sweet aromas of these berries can be enjoyed on the nose, and the palate offers a wonderful balance between these flavours and crisp acidity, making for a memorable finish. Winemaker Armand Lacomme explains that the wine and varietal show the uniqueness of the region, and the specific vineyards in which the grapes grow (with some dating as far back as 1958). The wine pairs well with fish, pasta, or Asian dishes. Its refreshing yet full style makes it the perfect companion after a hot day spent in the vineyards or lazy Sunday lunches enjoyed with Malan and his wife Juanita on their historic manor house stoep. The Allesverloren 2014 Tinta Barocca Rosé is available from the farm’s wine shop and selected retail outlets countrywide for approximately R60. For more information visit www.allesverloren.co.za.

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something slightly different – Cape Brewing Company Amber Weiss. Although there is now a special emphasis placed on food and wine pairings at Harveys, an equally delicious à la carte menu continues to be served. The restaurant will furthermore continue to host its unique and interactive 3G evenings in the first week of every month as it welcomes its sister concept of beautifully paired food and wine menus offered on a daily basis. For those looking to enjoy a delectable breakfast or lunch in style, the attractively redesigned Harveys menu offers a wide range of flavourful and elegant dishes, from a full continental buffet and other delicious breakfast options to starters and mains for lunch as well as light salad, sandwich and desserts options. A selection of HDeli treats is now also available. Comments Harveys Chef Jochen Riedel: “There are many places in Cape Town where guests can go for good food and wine and a beautiful setting. We are proud that, for many years, we have been counted among these great establishments, but with these newly designed menus, we continue on our quest to perfect that which separates us from the rest – true experience dining.” For more information visit www.winchester.co.za.

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ape Town has earned itself a reputation as one of the wine capitals of the world, and Harveys at Winchester Mansions in trendy Sea Point is making its way to the top as one of the best food and wine pairing establishments in the city. Not only has the restaurant launched its pairing menu, it has also embraced a minimakeover involving the introduction of a new breakfast and lunch menu. Now, no matter what time of the day, guests are able to indulge in Harveys’ ever exquisite dining with a generous dash of fresh appeal. Situated along the Sea Point Promenade, Harveys has long drawn crowds of wine enthusiasts, discerning diners, and art lovers to its successful Grapes, Gourmet and Gallery (3G) evenings, hosted on a monthly basis and showcasing three of life’s greatest pleasures. Expanding on this concept, Harveys is introducing a selection of three-, four- and five-course menus, specifically paired with excellent Cape wines that can be enjoyed on any day of the week. Although the menus and featured wines will rotate to keep the offering fresh, some of the tantalising options that diners can look forward to include almond crusted kingklip paired with Hartenberg Chardonnay 2011, bone marrow crusted beef fillet with Creation Syrah 2012, and real banoffee pie paired with

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The current Pappas management trio favours a handson approach to the running of the restaurant, each contributing fresh ideas and perspectives while relying on their strong heritage as an extraordinary resource. Pappas cuisine is Mediterranean-inspired rather than exclusively Greek, which reflects the restaurateurs’ desire to satisfy the differing tastes of Johannesburg diners. However, according to Ria; one of the all-time favourites on the Pappas menu is the traditional Greek dish of kleftiko (slowcooked lamb) – an item for which patrons have been returning for years. The kleftiko is still prepared using the original recipe created by the Pappas family in Cyprus several generations ago. While success does not come without sacrifice and long hours, Pappas is a family business that values its staff, which translates into patrons being served with authentic generosity and warmth. "We place a lot of emphasis on the standard of service and the training of our staff, as most of them have been with us since Pappas' inception," explains Evros. “Pappas is not only an inheritance, but a legacy and a way of life. Our heritage is something that is entrenched in us; it is us,” concludes Ria. For more information visit www.pappasrestaurant.co.za.

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mid the cluster of bistros and eating spots in Sandton lies one of Gauteng’s oldest and best-loved Mediterranean restaurants, Pappas on the Square. For nearly three decades, Pappas has embodied a cultural dining experience. It was in fact one of the first restaurants in the area to offer patrons live entertainment as well as quality food. It all started with the unveiling of Pappas in Kelvin in October 1987 by founder Athos Pappas, who saw the need for a family-friendly Mediterranean offering including home-style Cypriot and Greek cuisine. Pappas was the first restaurant to serve the popular steak on a hot rock. "It was a lively place – a celebration of Greek heritage," recall Ria and Evros, daughter and son of Athos, reminiscing fondly on growing up in the restaurant. Not afraid to adapt to new trends and shifting times, Pappas has moved four times over the past 20 years, finally settling in Sandton, the business hub of South Africa, in 1997. Athos believed in keeping the restaurant a family business, and handed over the reins to his children and son-in-law, Charles de Olim, in the late 2000s. Athos now resides in Cyprus, where he continues his family’s tradition of orthodox priesthood.

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The dinner menu is divided into Spoons, Fingers, Knives & Forks, Pizza, and Big Plates sections, as well as Dessert Jars, to cater for all palates and appetites. Favourites include roasted aubergine with goat’s milk pecorino, smoked chilli oil and basil; West Coast mussels with minestrone broth; and orechietti with peas, crispy pancetta, ricotta, and mint oil, to name but a few. For more information visit www.bocca.co.za.

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occa, the latest venture by restaurateur and sommelier Neil Grant and business partner Barry Engelbrecht (of Burrata fame), has opened on Cape Town’s most famous food street. Informal, Italian-inspired fare is served in a festive, contemporary space. The restaurant is already famous for “the best Neapolitan-style pizza in the city”. Executive Chef Annemarie Steenkamp, who was responsible for sister restaurant Burrata scooping the EAT OUT Italian Restaurant of the Year Award in 2013, has created exciting new, modern Italian dishes for the Bocca menu, inviting diners to order a number of plates to share at the table. Bocca (meaning “mouth” in Italian) is also known for its newly created “pizza sandwich”. Try a Panino for lunch – baked to perfection in the 485º C pizza oven – the pork belly, radicchio, fennel marmalade, and celeriac remoulade is just one of the mouthwatering options. At night the restaurant shifts gear to present a more sophisticated menu, while the deck turns into a cool sundowner spot overlooking the Bree Street action. It’s the perfect place to settle in and enjoy a glass of wine recommended by Neil, and selected from his small but creative wine list.

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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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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! • Call: +27 (0)21 431 7500 • E-mail: reservations@leisurehotels.co.za • Website: www.strandtowerhotel.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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spectacular views from its eighteen spacious rooms. In true “Quarters” style, the hotel offers an understated elegance and eclectic ambience. Business and conference situated close to popular shops and boutiques, restaurants, and a wellness centre. Golfing, whale-watching and hiking are all on offer in the area.

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Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel and Spa 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.

If you are looking for a hotel that embraces history and a philosophy of “Ubuntu” then the Three Cities Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel & Spa offers all of this and more. With 90 self catering apartments situated in the historic heart of the city of Cape Town, the Three Cities Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel is a real home away from home. Choose from fully equipped studio, one or two bedroom luxury apartments giving the choice of dining in - a cosy option for busy travelers - or dine out for a tasty experience. Doppio Zero on the ground floor offers fresh and authentic Italian fare while Motherland Coffee with their fair-trade principles is perfect for that quick snack before heading out to enjoy the sights of the City. Close to all amenities, museums, gardens and exciting innovative shops the friendly, knowledgeable staff bring the warmth that reflects the main namesake of the property.

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Grande Roche Hotel is a spectacular five-star boutique hotel situated on a historic wine farm nestled at the foot of the magnificent Paarl Rock Mountain.

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A proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the Grande Roche Hotel is a place where history is combined with modern day comforts such as complimentary Wi-Fi Internet, air-conditioning and heated flooring and towel rails;

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 with 425 varieties of wines available from its private cellar. At the Grande Roche Hotel every reservation is the promise of a treat.

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• Call: +27 21 863 5100 • E-mail: reserve@granderoche.co.za • Website: www.granderoche.com

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the Grande Roche Hotel, you will experience the privacy and tranquillity of comfortable and stylish suites nestled among

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Tintswalo Lodges

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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• Call: +27 (0) 11 300 8888 • E-mail: res1@tintswalo.com / res2@tintswalo.com • Website: www.tintswalo.com

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• Call: +27 11 253 6500 • E-mail: res@thornybush.co.za • Website: www.shumbalala.co.za

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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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Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort

A delightful Mpumalanga accommodation offering situated in an eden of tranquil pools, deeply shaded glades and lush flower gardens just next to The Elephant Sanctuary in Hazyview. Casa Do Sol comprises four different types of accommodation - casas, villas, twin and double suites and a Casa Grande complete with private jacuzzi. All rooms cater for double occupancies and have bathrooms en-suite. While the casas lead out to the lush flower gardens, the villas offer private gardens or terraces. The twin and double suites each boast an entrance hall, spacious sitting room, luxury bathrooms with separate shower and toilet and private patios with breathtaking views of the valley. The Casa Grande includes a large sitting room that opens onto a portico patio with a jacuzzi, sauna and private pool in an enclosed garden. On the upper level is a double bedroom with his and hers bathrooms. Casa do Sol is the perfect venue for a variety of events. The attentive and professional banqueting team that oversees the conference facility will guarantee that each event undertaken at the luxury hotel is a superb experience.

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• Call: 087 740 9292 • E-mail: cro@aha.travel • Website: www.casadosol.ahagroup.co.za

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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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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.


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Gondwana Game Reserve

Set on 11,000 hectares, Gondwana is the only authentic free-roaming Big Five game reserve in the Western Cape. Gondwana’s spectacular landscape, along with its picturesque mountain backdrop, teams with game including eland, kudu, red hartebeest and gemsbok as well as cheetah, hippo and bontebok, amongst others. Numerous activities are on offer, including game drives in open Land Rovers, Africology spa treatments and a Junior Ranger Experience for children, as well as horseback safaris, mountain biking and fishing in the reserve’s 1000 hectares of protected area. Five-star, fully-inclusive accommodation is provided for couples in deluxe stand-alone lodge bedrooms and for families or groups in private bush villas, all with awe-inspiring views.

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• Call: +27 (0) 21 424 5430 • E-mail: reservations@gondwanangr.co.za • Website: www.gondwanangamereserve.com

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access A four-hour drive from Cape Town along the Garden Route or 45 minutes from George Airport.


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• Call: +27 11 253 6500 • E-mail: sales@thornybush.co.za • Website: www.thornybushcollection.co.za

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Thornybush Nature Reserve is located a mere twenty minute drive from Hoedspruit Airport, which is served twice daily from Johannesburg and three times a week via direct jet service from Cape Town. The reserve also boasts its own tarred runway served daily from Johannesburg by Federal Air Charters. Thornybush Private Nature Reserve spans nearly 50 000 acres and plays host to an abundance of game, including the popular Big Five. Accommodation offerings consist of five eight-bed and one sixteen-bed luxury lodges, an eight-tent bush camp and two five star twenty-suite lodges - Thornybush Game Lodge and Thornybush Waterside Lodge. The lodges, some fifteen minutes’ drive apart within the reserve, provide an ideal opportunity to accommodate conferences, weddings, special event launches and the like. Both Thornybush Game Lodge and Thornybush Waterside Lodge have extensive conferencing facilities and up to 140 delegates/guests can be accommodated.

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The Thornybush Collection was born with the original purchase of five star Thornybush Game Lodge in the late nineties. The Group now boasts a collection of nine four and five star game lodges, eight of which are located in the game-rich Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, with the last, five star Simbambili Lodge, located in the north eastern Sabi Sands.

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Zambezi Queen

There are few natural wonders as synonymous with Africa’s raw wilderness as the great Chobe River. These waters divide Namibia’s Caprivi Strip from Botswana’s Chobe National Park, and the exotic banks boast one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Teeming with life, this National Park sprawls across some 11 000 m of lush African bush, and is home to the largest populace of elephants in the world – currently estimated at roughly 120 000. It is on this great expanse of untamed water that an adventure unlike any other awaits. Why join the crowds on land-based game drives when you can experience the thrill of it all from your own private suite aboard a luxury 45 meter boat? The Zambezi Queen is all about pampering, indulgence and superior comfort. Whether you are dining on the third level restaurant watching the animals gather at the water at dusk, game viewing from one of the private boats or attempting to land your first tiger fish, the professional Zambezi Queen team will be on hand to meet your every need.

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• Call: +27 21 715 2412 • E-mail: info@zambeziqueen.com • Website: www.zambeziqueen.com

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access The boat is based on the banks of the Caprivi Strip, only a few kilometres from the place where four countries meet, namely Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia.


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• Call: +27 15 291 4042 • E-mail: reservations@fusionhotel.co.za • Website: www.fusionboutiquehotel.co.za

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Accommodation is available in 30 lavishly adorned junior and three themed master suites. Special extras include the likes of in-room massage, a bath and pillow menu, 24hour cappuccino and latte service and mini bars stocked to guests’ preference. The hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Saskia, offers traditional favourites with a modern gourmet twist. Terrace lunches and private dining in separate dedicated areas are also available. A coffee bar completes the unique offering. Four conference rooms, each with smaller break-away areas, cater for up to 200 guests. The facility is equipped with state-ofthe-art technology and is ideal for company launches, workshops, dinners and other corporate events. Specially designed conferencing gifts and menus complete the bespoke experience.

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Fusion Boutique Hotel in Polokwane, the buzzing capital of South Africa’s Limpopo Province, offers a fivestar experience where art, cuisine and comfort merge in a unique sensory feast.

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Kloppenheim Country Estate

Kloppenheim Country Estate is the ideal country retreat for business and leisure in the heart of the Highlands Meander, near Machadodorp and Dullstroom and just 2 hours from OR Tambo International Airport. Kloppenheim offers the discerning visitor a range of accommodation options, from 14 twin lakeside suites, 20 gorgeous twin estate rooms and 10 elegant 2 bedroomed self-contained lodges, each beautifully appointed room has a magnificent view of the rolling hills. There are 3 stylish conference rooms, a large theatre for events, dining room, private dining room, breakfast terrace, colonial style lounge, library, pub and restaurant, and a wellness centre. The energetic can enjoy 6 trout dams, hiking trails, archery and swimming. Kloppenheim will spoil you with culinary delights from sumptuous breakfasts served in the enclosed terrace to fourcourse dinners served in The Three Twigs, 60 seater dining room – or private function room for something more intimate. Light meals are available in the Teddy and Tankard pub.

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• Call: +27 (31) 337 4222 • E-mail: info@goodersons.co.za • Website: www.goodersonleisure.co.za/kloppenheim/

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Kloppenheim Country Estate is situated near Machadodorp in Mpumalanga, South Africa and is approximately 250km from Johannesburg. It is off the N4 en route to Nelspruit and the Kruger National Park.


The central location of the luxurious guest villa (with George, Oudtshoorn, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay only minutes away) makes it the perfect base for a full Garden Route exploration. Transfers to and from George airport (a mere 15 minutes away) are also on offer for further convenience. The villa boasts six spacious double en-suite suites, with all but two facing the sea. There are two on-site dining rooms, both of which offer great sea views. Numerous top class à la carte restaurants within walking distance or that deliver to the villa door. Should guests wish to venture beyond the luxurious villa and its pristine beach, nearby attractions and activities include the indigenous Knysna Forest, whale, dolphin and shark watching, the famous Cango Caves, Addo Elephant Park, ostrich and oyster farms, wine estates, yachting, mountainous hiking trails, bird watching, canoeing, river rafting, abseiling, paragliding, bungee jumping and game viewing.

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• Call: +27 44 877 0022 • E-mail: stay@xanaduvilla.co.za • Website: www.xanaduvilla.co.za

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The five-star Xanadu Guest Villa is situated on an unspoiled beachfront in Wilderness, the jewel in the crown of South Africa’s famous Garden Route.

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CLICO Boutique Hotel

Clico Boutique Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg offers five-star accommodation, fine dining and conference facilities in a chic, private garden setting. The small hotel is also utilised as a private villa for corporate clients. Launched in June 2006, the chic five-star boutique hotel and fine dining venue is a welcome haven for business as well as leisure travellers to Johannesburg wishing to be centrally located yet in a tranquil garden setting, with the option of delectable cuisine. Owner Jeanette Schwegman’s passion for local art is reflected at Clico, which is elegantly decorated in the finest silk drapes, soft feather beds, inviting sofas, a convivial fireplace and hues that soothe the senses with private balconies overlooking the garden and pool. Although Clico provides the ideal venue for a getaway, it is also centrally located for easy access to Johannesburg’s major business and shopping centres. All 9 beautifully appointed rooms are en-suite and designed to executive standards, complete with mini-bars, airconditioning, under-carpet heating and heated bathrooms, telephones in the rooms, wireless internet and ADSL lines, fax, scanning and photocopying facilities – as well as 24-hour security.

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• Call: +27 11 252 3300 • E-mail: info@clicohotel.com • Website: www.clicohotel.com

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Approximately half an hour’s drive from OR Tambo Interntional Airport; 5-minutes from Rosebank Mall and 10 minute walk from Rosebank Gautrain Station.

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• Call: +27 32 94 63 444 • E-mail: info@hotelizulu.com • Website: www.hotelizulu.com

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Set in a sub-tropical forest against a rugged coastline, the luxurious resort offers guests year-round sunshine, which can be soaked up at the pool or on one of the glorious nearby beaches. The property boasts 19 luxurious suites within a contemporary blend of Tuscan architecture, African features and Balinese influences. The different styles of architecture form a convivial mix, and are most often described as “an African heart with an Eastern spirit”. Five luxurious freestanding villas are spread out across the manicured grounds, with each offering two Executive Suites, two Deluxe Suites, a private courtyard and an 8-seater Jacuzzi. Crowning the unique property is Gigi’s Brasserie, which offers a menu of world-class cuisine presented with typical South African infusions. Guests can also opt to dine in the intimacy of their suite, at a table set in the romantic wine cellar or in the heart of the kitchen at the unique Chef ’s Table.

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Nestled on the Zulu Kingdom’s subtropical sugar belt, the boutique retreat radiates understated opulence, revealing a side of Africa little seen by the international traveller.

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Blue Diamond Boutique Hotel

Blue Diamond is an exclusive boutique hotel in Pretoria that offers a hidden world of luxury and pampering beyond the hustle of the city. The hotel features glamorous, gem inspired décor that speaks of immaculate attention to detail. Guest comfort is taken very seriously and every trouble will be taken to ensure an unforgettable stay. The hotel offers twenty suites in three different levels of accommodation: Standard, Luxury and Executive. A wheelchair friendly room is also available. All suites are equipped with electronic laptop safes, mini bars, HD TV with Smart Village Portal that has full HD PVR, tea and coffee stations with filter coffee and a selection of teas and spacious en-suite bathrooms with under floor heating, heated towel rails and separate WC. Guests can enjoy fine dining at the splendid Gemstone restaurant or relax and be pampered at the Blue Diamond Spa. Conference facilities are available and the hotel offers various conference packages. For travellers who like to keep fit there is a fully equipped private gym that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All passages and walkways to public areas in the hotel are spacious enough for wheelchairs and include ramps.

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• Call: +27 12 940 5222 • E-mail: info@bluediamond.co.za • Website: www.bluediamond.co.za

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access Blue Diamond Boutique hotel is 40km to OR Tambo International Airport and is easily accessible from the highway.


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• Call: +27 21 782 9357 • E-mail: booking@theviewsunnycove.co.za • Website: www.theviewsunnycove.co.za

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access 40 minutes from Cape Town City Bowl. 30 minutes from the Cape Town International Airport. 10 minutes from Cape Point.

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Conveniently located with the Simonstown road on the one side and “Jagger’s Walk” on the other, the apartments look down upon a tumble of spectacular boulders sheltering charming rock pools home to tiny creatures and inviting splash pools designed by nature, on your doorstep. The white sandy beaches of Fish Hoek are a short walk along the rocky path from the apartments. Stretch your legs and enjoy beautiful seaside walks all the way to historic Simonstown or Kalk Bay. Explore the mountain pathways, kayak in the bay or simply relax on your balcony and share in some of the most spectacular seasonal whale viewing ever. Our luxury 1, 2 and 3 bedroomed apartments all have magnificent sea views, are fully equipped and serviced daily. To make life easier for you we offer scrumptious “breakfast baskets” which are delivered to your door. We offer free wi-fi as well as a concierge service and secure off street parking.

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Surrounded by the sea and mountains of Table Mountain National Park, ‘the View’ offers 7 luxury selfcatering units right at the ocean’s edge all with magnificent panoramic views of False Bay.

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Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

Shindzela is a tented safari camp set within the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Positioned on a dry riverbed overlooking a waterhole, Shindzela offers guests an old-fashioned Kruger wildlife safari in an unfenced wilderness environment. The camp is undisturbed by modern distractions such as television and cell phones, and guests are able to immerse themselves fully in the African Wilderness. The eco-friendly establishment makes use of solar lights and gas energy. The Shindzela team prides itself in offering a relaxed and convivial atmosphere - a trademark of genuine South African hospitality.

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• Call: +27 87 943 6442 • E-mail: shindzela@mweb.co.za • Website: www.shindzela.co.za

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Palala Boutique Game Lodge is perfect for private getaways, intimate weddings, corporate strategy meetings and for anyone seeking the adventures of the wild. A mere 3,5 hour drive from Johannesburg and 2,5 hours from Polokwane, the lodge is a haven of sophistication surrounded by striking untouched natural landscape. Unmistakably five-star, Palala offers 37 luxury suites, each equipped with all the modern conveniences one could need, whilst remaining true to its contemporary eclectic African feel. The executive suites are spacious and grand, and offer spectacular views of the Limpopo River. The en-suite bathrooms, with their double showers, oversized spa baths and large windows, coax guests to relax and soak while gazing into the savannah beyond.

• Call: +27 15 295 9212 • E-mail: reservations@palala.co.za • Website: www.palalaboutiquegamelodge.co.za

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Situated in Limpopo, where the Palala and Limpopo rivers meet, Palala is a five star boutique lodge that offers private, intimate and luxurious accommodation in the midst of spectacular African beauty.

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Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Nestled in the lush suburb of Morningside Manor in Sandton, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is recognised as one of the most beautiful, romantic and exclusive hotels in South Africa. The hotel’s 43 opulent suites and Presidential Suite complement its timeless Palladian architecture. The suites are on average 84 m² each, while the Presidential is 240 m², boasting a private entrance, bodyguard bedroom, study and separate lounge and dining room, as well as an upstairs guest and master bedroom. Fairlawns accommodates both local and international corporate and leisure guests, all of whom seem to come to regard it as their private sanctuary when in Johannesburg. The delectable cuisine on offer at the Terrace Restaurant and the pampering treats presented at the Balinese Spa are also available to day visitors. The private Bali-inspired Spa gardens provide a restorative escape for those wanting to disappear for a while. Golfers are never disappointed, as the hotel is in partnership with the nearby Johannesburg Country Club, which offers two world-class courses. The hotel has most recently launched its Private Villa Residence and new Victoria Tea Lounge.

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• Call: +27 11 804 2540/1/2 • E-mail: reservations@fairlawns.co.za • Website: www.fairlawns.co.za

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One of four diverse reserve lodges, Kapama’s Southern Camp offers luxury accommodation, warm hospitality and attentive service in a serene setting fit for even the most discerning nature lover. The five-star lodge boasts a variety of accommodation options catering for all needs. While Standard Suites offer en-suite bathrooms, private patios and standard modern conveniences, Luxury Suites include private lap pools, inside and outside showers, espresso machines and fireplaces. Taking it a step further, Family Suites comprise Luxury Suites with an extra bedroom and bathroom for children. A common thread running through the various options is of course the spectacular surrounding scenery, which can also be enjoyed from the lodge lounge, bar and pool area. Exceptional dining can be enjoyed in the elegant open-sided dining room or the traditional outdoor boma (enclosed outdoor eating area).

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• Call: +27 81 244 5264 • E-mail: res@kapama.co.za • Website: www.kapama.co.za

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Sweeping across 13, 000 hectares of savannah and riverine forest between the northern Drakensberg Mountains and the Greater Kruger National Park in Limpopo, Kapama Private Game Reserve has distilled the finest safari offerings into an unforgettable African bush experience.

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Kapama Karula

Kapama Private Game Reserve occupies a vast area between the northern Drakensberg Mountains and the Greater Kruger National Park, in the north east of South Africa. It spans 13 000 hectares of magnificent African bushveld, and is teeming with wildlife. The most secluded and prestigious of four luxury lodges on the reserve, Kapama Karula is set on the banks of the perennial Klaserie River. Meaning ‘place of peace’ in the local language, Kapama Karula exudes calmness and depicts the pinnacle of luxury five-star safari accommodation. Five spacious suites are each equipped with a full range of luxury comforts and amenities. For an experience that’s closer to nature and authentically African, Kapama Karula offers guests the opportunity to sleep in one of two traditional Meru tents. While the lodge’s open-plan lounge and bar are spacious yet cosy, the African sunshine can really be enjoyed on the outside wooden deck, with views over the meandering river. A new addition to the lodge, the multipurpose library is equipped with audiovisual equipment.

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• Call: +27 15 793 0535 • E-mail: res@kapama.co.za • Website: www.kapama.co.za

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“Every year we celebrate with our graduates as they complete their training and establish this milestone in their careers,” says SA Chefs Academy owner Paul Hartmann, a renowned international chef in his own right. “For us at the Academy, this year is however especially significant. We are proud of the contribution we have been able to make to the industry over the past decade.” The new branding that will be rolled out across the organisation takes its lead from the re-invented logo.The new logo incorporates creativity and professionalism among its design themes along with the green hue signifying growth and prosperity. “When we launched the school in 2004, our vision was to create a world-class training facility, built on our own personal experiences, to equip students to be the best in their chosen fields. Looking back now, I think we can safely say we are achieving our goal.” Past students of the SA Chefs Academy have achieved a variety of positions and recognition. Among them are: • Food Editor, House and Leisure magazine: Raphaella Frame-Tolmie • Head Chef, Test Kitchen restaurant: Ivor Jones • Executive Chef, Cavalli Estate: Henrico Grobbelaar • Owner, The Creamery: Kate Schrire • Owner, Woodstock Bakery: Paul Cremer • Owner, Gusto Cafeteria: Melisa Clayton • Owner, The Lucky Baker (Pretoria): Pauli Coetzee In addition, the Academy’s first development student, Elias Kafi, is employed at the five-star Table Bay Hotel. In 2014 the Academy will take on four new development students. In terms of student achievements this year alone, these include: • Lauran Case and Josh Wiid, winners in the One&Only Reaching for Young Stars competition; • Kirsten Helleman winning the Unilever Junior Chef competition and representing SA on the National Culinary Team; and • Sven Adams taking third place in the Unilever Chef of the Year (senior category). Hartmann says these highlights, as well as the day-to-day performance of former students, contributes to the overall image of the SA Chefs Academy. “This year has seen a marked increase in block release students, which shows the faith that the industry puts in us. We are excited about the prospect of training chefs that have a huge passion for and commitment to the industry. This is very important to us and we hope to continue to work closely with hotels and restuarants at this level.” The reputation of the SA Chefs Academy has also attracted significant partnerships with leading companies, including Bosch, Patleys, Rialto, Ecolab, Tydstroom, Nulaid, Kerry (formerly Orley Products) and Olive Pride. The SA Chefs Academy incorporates a catering division and offers courses including: 1. Full time Diploma in Culinary Arts and Pastry through City and Guilds International 2. Block Release Courses (Aimed at industry chefs that wish to gain a formal qualification) 3. Certificate in Culinary Arts 4. Diploma in Food Preparation and Culinary Arts 5. Diploma in Pastry The SA Chefs Academy is based in Black River Park, Fir Street, Observatory, Cape Town where it trains professional chefs for the industry, including hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, food product developers and food stylists. For more information contact the South African Chefs Academy on (27) (21) 447 3168 or visit www.sachefsacademy.com. Follow the organisation on Twitter (@SAChefs) or find it on Facebook.


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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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• Call: +2782 891-4639 (24 hours) • +2711 267-5427 (Office hours) • E-mail: charter@nac.co.za • Website: www.nac.co.za

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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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Peermont Hotels

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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• Call: +27 11 557 0557 • E-mail: info@peermont.com • Website: www.peermont.com

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The Three Cities Group was formed in 1988 as a hospitality group offering specialized services in the tourism industry.

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• Call: +27 31 310 3333 • E-mail: developments@threecities.co.za • Website: www.threecities.co.za

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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.

contact • Call: +27 86 124 3247

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Chef Rueben Riffel’s passion for creating fine yet uncomplicated cuisine is celebrated at his top yet laid-back restaurant in Franschhoek.

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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.

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Reuben’s restaurant and bar combines all the ingredients for the perfect get together.


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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.

contact • Call: +27 12 334 8459

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Indigo Helicopters offers helicopter pilot training (CAA/0348) by PPL and CPL instructors, hour building towards a commercial license and conversions and type ratings at a CAA approved training facility.

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It also offers aerial game viewing and management opportunities as well as flights to celebrate special occasions. Their

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

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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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Kwantu Game Reserve

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

Eastern Cape

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

Quarry Lake Inn 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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River Lodge

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

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

Tsala Treetop Lodge

Moya Manzi Beach House

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

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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Prana Lodge

Kichaka Private Game Lodge

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

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

Free State

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


Lekoa Game Lodge

Corporate Boutique Hotel

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

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

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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Emoya Hotel & Spa

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

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

Gauteng

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

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

Shumba Valley Lodge

Villa Sterne Boutique Hotel

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

Location: 212 Johann Rissik Drive, Waterkloof Ridge Tel: +27 12 346 2255 E-mail: vsterne@global.co.za Web: www.villasterne.com

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Idwala Guest House

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

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

The Michelangelo Hotel

Goodnight Lodge

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

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

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Location: Morningside Manor, Sandton, Johannesburg Tel: +27 11 804 2540/1/2 E-mail: reservations@fairlawns.co.za Web: www.fairlawns.co.za

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

Kwa-Zulu Natal

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

Karkloof Safari Spa Location: 24km from Pietermaritzburg Tel: +27 33 569 1321 E-mail: reservations@karkloofsafarispa.com Web: www.karkloofsafarispa.com

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 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

Upton Hall Boutique Guesthouse 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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The Estuary Country Hotel

Amakhosi Safari Lodge

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

Hotel Izulu

Thanda Game Lodge & Tented Safari Camp

Location: Rey’s Place, Ballito Tel: +27 32 94 63 444 E-mail: info@hotelizulu.com Web: www.hotelizulu.com

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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Isandlwana Lodge

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

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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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Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge

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

Limpopo

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

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

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Kapama Karula

Fusion Boutique Hotel

Kapama Southern Camp

Zebula Golf Estate & Spa

Location: 4 Schoeman St, Polokwane Tel: +27 15 291 4042 E-mail: reservations@fusionhotel.co.za Web: www.fusionboutiquehotel.co.za

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

Waterberg Convention Centre

Palala Boutique Game Lodge Location: Groblersbrug, Limpopo Tel: +27 15 295 9212 E-mail: reservations@palala.co.za Web: www.palalaboutiquegamelodge.co.za

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

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Location: Kapama Private Game Reserve, 10 minutes’ drive from Eastgate Airport Tel: +27 12 368 0600 E-mail: res@kapama.co.za Web: www.kapama.co.za

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Location: Kapama Private Game Reserve, 10 minutes’ drive from Eastgate Airport Tel: +27 12 368 0600 E-mail: res@kapama.co.za Web: www.kapama.co.za

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Mpumalanga

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

Shindzela Tented Safari Camp Location: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park Tel: +27 87 943 6442 E-mail: shindzela@mweb.co.za Web: www.shindzela.co.za

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

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Mount Sheba Country Lodge

Kloppenheim Country Estate

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

Porcupine Ridge Guest House

Tintswalo Safari Lodge

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

Walkersons Hotel and Spa

Location: Thornybush Private Game Reserve (near Hoedspruit) Tel: +27 11 253 6500 Email: sales@thornybush.co.za Web: www.thornybushcollection.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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The Thornybush Collection

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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: Dullstroom Tel: +27 13 256 9148 E-mail: info@goodersons.co.za Web: www.goodersonleisure.co.za/kloppenheim/

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North West

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

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

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Thakadu River Camp

Protea Hotel Mafikeng

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

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

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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Tuningi Safari Lodge

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The Estate Private Hotel

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

Northern Cape

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

Dundi Lodge

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

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Skitterland Guest House

Mattanu Private Game Reserve

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

New Holme Karoo Guest Farm

Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve

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

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

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

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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

Xanadu Guest Villa Location: Wilderness Beach, Garden Route Tel: +27 44 877 0022 E-mail: stay@xanaduvilla.co.za Web: www.xanaduvilla.co.za

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

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Tintswalo Atlantic

African Oceans Manor on the Beach

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

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Gondwana Private Game Reserve

Location: Sunny Cove, Cape Peninsula, Cape Town Tel: +27 21 782 9357 E-mail: booking@theviewsunnycove.co.za Web: www.theviewsunnycove.co.za

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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Altes Landhaus Country House

The Robertson Small Hotel

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Location: Heuningkip Farm, R327, Mossel Bay Tel: +27 21 424 5430 E-mail: reservations@gondwanagr.co.za Web: www.gondwanagamereserve.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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01 Health sunburn is a potential health hazard

S

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.

02 Safety • 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.

03 Travel 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

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05 Useful 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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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. 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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