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SOUTH AFRICA

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,

but in rising every time we fall”

Nelson Mandela


South Africa’s Minister of Tourism -

Honourable Marthinus van Schalkwyk

Since the advent of democracy in South Africa in 1994, the number of

visitors to our beautiful country has risen steadily. And this year, the FIFA

World Cup will bring us opportunities on a scale never seen before. 2010

will be our year − the year of South Africa. But it will not belong to us

alone. In fact, we believe that many of the benefits will spill over into

the entire Southern Africa and even beyond, as hundreds of thousands of

football fans converge on the region.

And we are ready for them. Our towns and our cities, our roads and

our wildlife reserves are poised to receive all those who heed the call of

football − and the call of Africa.

But mostly our people are ready. Not only will many of them find jobs again, but they will

be able to show the world everything this land has to offer. Their arms and their hearts

are open wide to welcome our visitors into their hotels, their B&Bs, their restaurants, their

shops, and even into their homes.

Our wish is that all our people will grab every opportunity presented to them with both

hands, in order to ensure that they benefit from this unparalleled occasion. They will be

able to showcase our richly woven culture, our awe-inspiring environment, our famed

friendliness, and to ensure that the beneficial effects of this global event will be felt for

many, many years to come.

Our further wish is that every visitor will discover the best our country and our region has

to offer. Come and pour your hearts into the football, and into supporting your teams, but

spend your leisure time exploring our game lodges, where the warm soul of our African

bush and the Big Five await you. Discover our wineries, where the art of winemaking can

be traced back over 300 years, and our spas, where healing therapies draw on modern

techniques but also on ancient wisdom. Or visit one of our world-class golf resorts, where

the ultimate in luxury is balanced by the empowerment of local communities.

We are ready to welcome you. We are confident that, once you’ve experienced this land,

you will return to us again and again.

MARTHINUS VAN SCHALKWYK

MINISTER OF TOURISM

MESSAgE FROM THE MINISTER THE PgA OF SOUTH AFRICA THE PUBLISHER

It is possible to play golf in perfect

conditions. In South Africa,

it happens more often than not.

The country boasts some of the most scenic golf courses

on earth, many designed by the world’s best. Whether it is

a golf course high above the cliffs of raging seas or deep

in the bush among wild animals, golfers can experience a

local offering of roughs and greens that are unique and

challenging.

Add to this temperate weather, friendly people and a range

of complementary adventures and experiences, and you’re

guaranteed the trip of a lifetime.

The Professional golfers Association of South Africa is proud

to be associated with this publication, which we believe

showcases a variety of golf experiences – not only in course

design and challenge level, but also in terms of natural

surroundings and additional services.

The quality of the golfing experience and overall value-formoney

that South Africa offers, will remain with you until

you return for more … which we know will be sooner rather

than later.

Dennis Bruyns

CEO PgA of South Africa

Message from the Publisher

Our aim for this book is not only

to showcase some of the best

golf, wildlife, wellness and wine

destinations in this beautiful

and fascinating country, South

Africa, but also to enhance the

travel experience for all who visit

us – whether they be tourists, avid

golfers, investors, or colleagues

in the tourism industry. We also

hope to simplify the sometimes

bewildering choice the visitor is confronted with in this richly

complex land with its multifaceted array of destinations. Those

featured here are among the finest 4 and 5-star properties

graded by the Tourism grading Council of South Africa

(TgCSA), who have supported us either financially or in kind.

Our golf resorts and estates can be compared to the best in

the world. In 2006, the garden Route was voted the best golf

tourism destination in Africa and the Middle East, and today

the same high standards are maintained across the land. Our

game lodges have unlocked the secret of combining unspoilt

African bush with almost decadent luxury. Our wellness

centres offer a unique fusion of the latest in technology

and age-old therapies. Our wineries have honed the art of

winemaking to perfection over more than 300 years, and our

wines are found on the top international wine lists.

We bring you all these treasures with pride, and with the

hope that you will make memories here that will bring you

back to us again and again.

We wish you happy reading, and happy travelling.

Kwakye Donkor


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It’s possible!

Today, the global trend in tourism is marketing

to specialised niches. This wonderful publication

truly does this by showcasing the best of South

Africa’s golf, game, wellness and wine products.

The ‘New’, democratic South Africa has

become one of the most popular tourism

destinations in the world, and when one

experiences the world-class standards

comfortably maintained in each of these

categories, it is easy to see why. Whether you

visit a game lodge, a wine farm, a spa or a golf

estate, you will find that top-class luxury has

been combined uniquely with the very essence

that is Africa. And most of these resorts are

within easy reach of cultural and social hubs and

glorious, often unspoilt, beaches. So we invite

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you to come, and to enjoy, and to return again

and again, whether simply to visit, or to invest

in this wondrous land.

Our game lodges receive accolades not only

for their abundance of game and their standards

of accommodation and service, but also for

their environmental and societal sustainability.

The resorts covered in this publication offer

you the very best in game-viewing and safaris,

enjoyed from the utter comfort of sumptuous

surroundings. Not only will you be able to relate

tales of your sightings of the ‘Big Five’, but you

will gain a broader understanding of wildlife and

the wonders of nature. Not only will you breathe

the soft, warm air of the African bush and fall

asleep to the rumble or roar of the lion, but you

will luxuriate in the colours, textures, aromas

and tastes of the surrounds and the cuisine.

Worldwide the focus on health and wellness

has been growing steadily, and South Africa

has not lagged behind – in fact, our spas and

wellness centres can now boast to be among

the finest in the world. Indeed as I write this,

the Pezula Spa (situated on one of our premier

golf estates) has been named one of the top 10

spas in the world by the prestigious Condé Nast

Traveller 2010 readers’ awards. So if you feel the

need for healing and rejuvenation in the most

lavish environs, against the backdrop of some of

the most breathtaking scenery anywhere in the

world, our spas – some forming part of 5-star

hotels, others having found their niche in golf or

game resorts – await you.

Our joyous advent into democracy has also

led to the disclosure of our best-kept secret:

our remarkable wines. Today many of these

wines are on international wine lists, and any

visitor would do well to stop at several of the

unique wine farms along one of our many wine

routes. Scenic splendour in a variety of terrains

is complemented by welcoming cellar doors,

often with excellent restaurant facilities. You will

find not only fascinating histories, but picnics

under the shade of century-old oaks and highly

knowledgeable and friendly wine experts eager

to share both their knowledge and their wine

with a fellow connoisseur or simply a wine lover.

golf came to South Africa in 1885, when

Lt general Sir Henry D’Oyley Torrens introduced

it. This sporting nation soon took to the new

sport with enthusiasm, and in the intervening

years the growth has been steady, boosted by

role-model stars such as Bobby Locke and gary

Player. In recent years, the game has virtually

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Pearl Valley Golf Estate La Motte cellar and tasting room Lions at Sabi Sabi game reserve Featherhill Spa

exploded, thanks to modern designs by both

local and international golf course architects,

many as part of residential golf estates. As

testament to this boom, Jack Nicklaus has

since 1994 designed five signature golf courses

in this country he himself describes as one of

his favourites. Current local heroes Ernie Els

and Retief goosen as well as gary player have

created masterpieces, and the standard of

courses throughout the country match any in

the world. In 2006 the garden Route was voted

the best golf tourism destination in Africa and

the Middle East, and now, four years later, I

can personally testify that the visitor will find

similar standards in all parts of this astonishing

country. But that is not all the avid golfer will

find. Each golf course forms part of a golf resort

or estate where golf has become part of a way

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of life encompassing all the best things life has

to offer: fine food, fine wine and exceptional

accommodation, all in settings that will take

your breath away.

Whatever your reason for heeding the call

of South Africa, you will find it here, because

here, it’s possible.

Enjoy your visit.

Larry gould

On-Course Worldwide

Larry Gould is the publisher of Gould’s Guides

to Golf and Gould’s Guides to the Best of

the Cape Wine Estates – and for the past 15

years has travelled throughout South Africa to

research niche tourism products. •

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Travelling in Southern Africa

Travelling in Southern Africa is an unforgettable experience.

It’s a region of extremes, a world in 14 countries.

Beauty:

The region offers scenery so immense, you won’t be

able to take it all in. The spectacular beauty of snowcapped

mountains, raging seas and tropical islands

compete with sweeping carpets of vibrant flowers, wideopen

landscapes and unspoilt coastlines.

Mystery:

The mist enshrouding the thundering Victoria Falls, the

deep silence among the dunes of the Namib, your first

glimpse of a mountain gorilla in its natural habitat - all

these things will touch your soul in a way you’ve never

experienced before.

Tel: (+ 27 11) 315 2420/1

Fax (+ 27 11 315 2422

Heritage:

The rich history and inspiring cultures of Southern

Africa’s fascinating and friendly people will stay with you

long after you’ve left. Masks and rituals, ancient rock art

and the beat of drums will draw you into the rhythm of

Africa.

Adventure:

Get up close and personal with wild animals, exotic

birds, and unique and diverse insects and plants.

Experience the essence of Africa in a way that suits

you: ride, raft, soar, glide, ski, hike – the options are

endless.

Website: www.retosa.co.za

Email: info@retosa.co.za

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Foreword by the Minister

of Tourism 2

Welcome from the PgA

Message from the

3

Publisher 3

Overview 4

SA Tourism 8

Eden Municipality 12

Map of South Africa 16

2010 Host cities

Provinces of

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South Africa 20

Publisher

Kwakye Donkor

Marketing and Communications Director

Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa

T: 011 315 2420/1

E: kwakye@retosa.co.za

www.retosa.co.za

gOLF ESTATES

Pezula 24

Kingswood 26

Oubaai 28

Fancourt 30

Arabella 32

Legend 34

Prince’s grant 36

Selborne 38

Peermont 40

Sun International 42

Euphoria 44

Serengeti 45

CONTENTS

WINE ESTATES

La Motte 48

Boschendal 50

Meerlust 52

Nederburg 53

Backsberg 54

Van Loveren 55

Beyerskloof 56

Waterford 57

Villiera 58

Cabrière 60

Vergelegen 62

Diemersdal 64

Vergenoegd 65

Ernie Els 66

G e n e r a l M a n a g e r - S a l e s / A d m i n

Shelley Hattingh

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F: 086 670 9076

E: shelley@sagolfandleisureco.za

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Madikwe 68

Kwandwe 70

MalaMala 72

Singita 74

Shamwari 76

Botlierskop 78

Ivory Tree 79

Sabi Sabi 80

Impodimo 82

Pakamisa 83

Pumba 84

Kichaka 86

Thornybush 88

Farm Inn 90

Design & Sales

Dani Malan

DesignerBooks

C: 074 181 3030

E: dani@designerbooks.co.za

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WELLNESS SPAS

Mount grace 92

Pezula 94

Arabella 95

Fancourt 96

Amani at Sabi Sabi 97

Kapama 98

Umngazi 99

Kievits Kroon 100

Mangwanani 101

Feather Hill 102

Amani at Thornybush 103

Karkloof 104

South African beaches 106

Leisure directory 108

Editing and complementary copywriting

Anneke Brits

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E: anneke@designerbooks.co.za

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It’s easy to see why South Africa remains a firm favourite among

the world’s top golfing destinations and produces players like

Retief Goosen, Ernie Els and the legendary Gary Player.

Not only does the country have warm weather ideal for playing

golf, it features scenic and top rated courses, some of which

are designed by Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus. But there’s

so much more on offer for a golfing enthusiast, including

a kaleidoscope of unique experiences and activities.

Spas in South Africa

If you want to unwind after a challenging 18 holes,

there’s ample opportunity. South Africa’s top spas

are placed in a huge array of picture-perfect settings.

So you could have a massage in a magnificent

indigenous forest or even take a jacuzzi while

overlooking pristine beaches. No matter where your

golfing takes you, there’ll be a spa nearby because

South Africa boasts unique, award-winning spas in

each of its nine provinces.

Game viewing

Many golfing estates are close to famous game

viewing sites, like the Kruger National Park. You can

watch breathtaking views of the savannah between

rounds and when you’re off the fairway, go in search

of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and

the rhinocerous. An open-air 4x4 is perfect for

rumbling through the African landscape and you

can even view game on foot. For a more

exotic experience, you can take to the

skies on a breath-taking hot air balloon

safari or stay close to the ground on the

back of a horse, elephant or camel.

South Africa has a rich sea life too and on

the coast, you can swim with dolphins or

view the Southern Right Whales that come

inshore annually to mate and calve.

Activities in South Africa are so

conveniently situated, you could see the

Big Five in the morning and go shark diving

in the afternoon. Wherever you tee off,

unique game viewing options are nearby.

The scenery is idyllic for adrenaline seekers

too, who can zipline through the forest

or dive head-first into a scenic gorge with

the world’s highest bungy jump.


Culture

Thanks to South Africa’s rich and colourful history, many cultures co-exist within it. You can explore

this heritage up close on a bicycle tour through a township or visit an authentic cultural village. For

a glimpse into South Africa’s past you can visit heritage sites such as the Apartheid Museum, Robben

Island and the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site.

Even the food on offer reflects this great cultural diversity. You can enjoy local foods like a Cape

Malay bobotie (a spicy mince dish), an Afrikaans potjiekos (a slow-cooked stew) or traditional

African meals including wild game like kudu steak. Spicy Indian curry served in hollowed out bread

is also an option. South Africa has many world class restaurants that offer the finest in fusion cuisine,

with dishes like crocodile ravioli.

South Africa also has an exciting film, theatre and music scene which you can explore at arts festivals

or within the major cities. The fashion industry is also developing at a steady pace, hosting three

major fashion weeks drawing visitors keen to view our particular African take on the fashion.

Wine

South Africa is one of the world’s major wine producers, with a winemaking history dating back

more than 300 years. Our wines are world famous, with some of the best restaurants on the planet

proudly serving our local vintages. We have a wide variety of cultivars including a unique grape,

making Pinotage wine. The winelands are among the most beautiful in the world, with a backdrop

of various mountain ranges. You can go on wine tours and visit cellars with the chance to taste

world acclaimed wines – KWV, Nederberg and Boschendal to name a few, including local champagne

ordered personally by President Obama for his recent inauguration.

Conclusion

There’s so much to experience when you come for a memorable golfing experience in South Africa,

whether it’s the indulgence of a bushveld spa, the vivid scenery of the coastline or the majesty

of an evening safari. It simply makes for a holiday without parallel, both on and off the course.


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gARDEN ROUTE

AND KLEIN KAROO

To some South Africa’s garden Route and the Klein

Karoo are a taste of Eden, to others this spectacular

area is simply pure temptation at every turn. You will be

welcomed and bewitched by this world of wonders that

is the garden Route and Klein Karoo.

The world-renowned garden Route and Klein Karoo

region has earned its famous name and high acclaim

not only for its magnificent and diverse scenery, but for

being an eco-friendly adventure destination boasting a

myriad of attractions and an almost endless list of fun

and leisure activities. Offering something for everyone,

the wealth of accommodation ranges from self-catering

hilltop and beach bungalows and cabins to 5-star luxury

establishments set amid green forests or along pristine

beaches with spectacular views of the warm Indian

Ocean.

Or if it is a hauntingly beautiful hinterland you’re

seeking, then make your way over the Outeniqua Pass

to the Klein Karoo with its variety of tourist attractions,

including the renowned Cango Caves. The garden

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View from Brenton on sea toward Knysna lagoon

George botanical gardens Plettenberg Bay beach Buffelsbaai


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Route and Klein Karoo invite you to share in our adventure, culture, scenic

beauty, wildlife, spectacular beaches, sports, exotic ecosystems, marine wonders,

mountain ranges, lush forests and multi-ethnic food and wine.

There is only one way to describe the scenic beauty and diversity of this

unique region, and that is to ‘tell it like it is’. The region forms part of the World

Heritage Cape Floral Kingdom and boasts more flora than the entire northern

hemisphere. This abundance is complemented by the sheer diversity of a region

reaching from the Indian Ocean coastline with its endless stretches of pristine

beaches, lakes, rivers and lagoons, to the mountains, valleys and forests of the

garden Route, to the majestic mountain ranges forming an integral part of the

magical, semi-arid Klein Karoo.

The region also boasts a rich culture and a proud heritage. You could ride

an elephant or a camel, feed tame eels, stroke a cheetah, watch hundreds of

whales and dolphins frolicking in the bay, explore caves and shipwrecks, hike

along a deep gorge, spot rare birds and animals, visit historic ‘feather palaces’

built by ostrich barons in the 19th and 20th centuries - and taste some of the

finest wines in the country along Route 62, reputedly the longest wine route in

the world.

The region stretches from Witsand in the south to Nature’s Valley in

the north, and extends inland to the Klein Karoo, bordered by the Swartberg

Mountains. The green coastal garden Route belt forms a sharp contrast to

the golden plains of the semi-arid Klein Karoo. The garden Route and Klein

Karoo occupy a special place in South Africa’s constellation of tourist offerings,

providing as they do a microcosm of the South African experience. •

Mossel Bay looking towards Knysna

Ostriches near Oudtshoorn Knysna lagoon Mossel Bay - Pinnacle Point


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MAP OF SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town

Province: Western Cape

Population: 1,3 million

Altitude: 0 m

One would be hard pressed to find a reason not

to fall in love with the port city of Cape Town.

Nestled between the ocean and Table mountain,

it has an idyllic setting.

The so-called ‘Mother city’ has been the legislative

capital of South Africa since 1910. It is a

cosmopolitan city with a hybrid of cultures, and

offers a smorgasbord of activities, from lounging

on one of the popular beaches to exploring the

vividly painted Bo-Kaap. The V&A Waterfront

is great for shopping and hosts the Two Oceans

Aquarium. Long Street has long been a place of

throbbing nightlife, and there are many museums

to discover. The Western Cape is renowned

for its winemaking, and tours are available along

the Wine Route.

Cape Town has produced many of South Africa’s

top international players such as Shaun Bartlett

and Benni Macarthy, as well as past heroes such

as Albert Johannensen and David Julius, who

played top football in Europe.

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Durban

Province: KwaZulu-Natal

Population: 3064624

Altitude: 0 m

Durban is a place of fusion and of an intense

gusto for life, as is evidenced in the mix of

sounds and smells infusing the city. Durban is

the busiest port in Africa, offering the visitor a

wide choice of activities: riding on a rickshaw,

chilling out along the ‘golden mile’, or visiting

UShaka Marine World, Africa’s largest Marinethemed

park, which contains one of the five

largest aquariums in the world.

Durban is the gateway to the Zulu Kingdom,

where tourists can experience the Zulu culture,

and is a good base from which to explore

two World Heritage sites: the greater St Lucia

Wetland Park, and the Ukahlamba/Drakensberg

National Park.

The city hosted South Africa’s first football

league in 1882. It has produced numerous South

African championship-winning sides, and is the

birthplace of the former Zimbabwe international

goalkeeper Bruce grobbelaar. The city has

also produced talented football players such as

Sibusiso Zuma, Siyabonga Nomvete and Delron

Buckley.

Johannesburg

Province: Gauteng

Population: 3,2 million

Altitude: 1 753 m

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Johannesburg is the business hub of South

Africa, contributing a substantial percentage of

the country’s gDP. Affectionately known as Jozi,

it can also be a sanctuary of peace and calm –

despite its hustle and bustle, it is unexpectedly

green and outdoor-orientated. Its numerous

trees (many of them in one of the 2 328 parks)

form an outstretched ‘urban forest’.

Cultural wealth is also abundant, with a host of

interesting museums including the Apartheid

Museum, Constitution Hill and the living memory

of the South Western Townships (Soweto).

The city lies close to the Cradle of Humankind.

This World Heritage site encompasses the

Sterkfontein caves, where the oldest hominid

skeletons were found.

Johannesburg is the heartland of South African

football – especially professional football –, and

the city’s stadiums have hosted a great number

of historic matches. Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando

Pirates have the biggest fan bases of any teams

in Southern Africa. Johannesburg has also produced

quality players, such as Jomo Sono, Kaizer

Motaung and Patrick ‘Ace’ Ntsoelengoe.

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Mangaung/Bloemfontein

Province: Free State

Population: 850 000

Altitude: 1400 m

Mangaung/Bloemfontein’s open spaces reflect

the openness of its people. The city has become

a unique blend of rural tranquillity and vibrant

city life.

Mangaung/Bloemfontein is the judicial capital

of South Africa and the provincial capital of the

Free State province. The Appeal Court, the highest

court in South Africa, is seated in the city.

The Free State is bordered by four of South Africa’s

nine provinces and the country of Lesotho.

The city offers a wealth of culture and history

reflected by its rich architectural heritage and

numerous museums and monuments, and even

boasts an inner-city game reserve.

Mangaung/Bloemfontein is an excellent gateway

from which to explore parts of the Free State

province, such as the golden gate National Park,

the Vredefort Dome (the oldest impact crater in

the world) and the gariep Dam.

Football was first played in 1891 in Bloemfontein,

when the territory was an independent Boer

republic, the ‘Oranje Vrij Staat’.

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Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth

Province: Eastern Cape

Population: 1 00 5779

Altitude: 0 m

Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth boasts 40

km of immaculate beaches in a protected bay.

The city’s buildings are a physical timeline of

architectural changes dating as far back as

the 19th century. The Opera House is a good

example of Victorian architecture and is still in

use, and the city contains the richest collection

of Art Nouveau buildings in South Africa.

The city is the ideal starting point from which

to discover the enchantments of the Eastern

Cape. Five biomes converge in the province,

and the city is a mere 30 minutes from five-star

game lodges. The Sunshine Coast and Hogsback

(rumoured to be the inspiration for the Lord of

the Rings books) are all within a few hours’ drive

from the city.

Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth has had a

paucity of professional sides but a healthy amateur

league. The city was a host for the group

and quarter-final stages of the 1996 CAF Africa

Cup of Nations.

Nelspruit

Province: Mpumalanga

Population: 21541

Altitude: 660 m

Nelspruit is the capital of the province of Mpumalanga,

which means ‘place where the sun

rises’. When viewing the rolling mountains from

god’s Window, the majestic scenes at Blyde River

Canyon and the countless waterfalls dropping

from dramatic cliffs, the visitor can’t help but

believe that this is indeed a place the sun would

not want to leave: The whole area invokes a

‘garden of Eden’. Wild horses roam freely in

Kaapsehoop.

Nelspruit can be used as a base from which to

explore the nearby Limpopo Trans-frontier Park,

which incorporates the Kruger National Park

(South Africa), Limpopo National Park (Mozambique)

and gonarezhou National Park (Zimbabwe).

The most famous footballer to come from Nelspruit

is the fullback David Nyathi, who played

in Spain, Switzerland and in Italy’s Serie A for

Cagliari. He was a member of the FIFA World XI

that played a match in Marseille as part of the

festivities for the 1998 FIFA World Cup Final

Draw.

Polokwane

Province: Limpopo

Population: 508 272

Altitude: 1 310 m

This is the land of the upside down tree, the

Baobab - the biggest tree in Africa. Polokwane,

previously Pietersburg, is the capital of Limpopo,

the northern-most province of South Africa,

bordering three of South Africa’s neighbours

- Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The

name Polokwane means ‘Place of Safety’.

The area around Polokwane is steeped in

mythology and resonates with the memories of

ancient lands. It has experienced the history of

the Mapungubwe people, who flourished during

the Iron Age, and Modjadji, the Rain Queen.

The Bakone Malapa Northern Sotho Open-Air

Museum offers a good introduction to the

dynamic Bakone people, a highly sophisticated

Northern Sotho tribe.

The Polokwane Museum houses fascinating exhibits.

Or visitors can enjoy adventure excursions

and hiking in the Polokwane game Reserve.

Professional soccer first came to Polokwane in

1995, when Real Rovers were promoted to the

top flight. There have been two other Limpopobased

sides that have competed at the highest

level: Dynamos and Winner’s Park.

Rustenburg

Province: North West

Population: 395 539

Altitude: 1 500 m

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Located deep in the savannah bushveld found in

the foothills of the breathtaking Magaliesburg

Mountains of the North West province, Rustenburg

means ‘Place of Rest’.

The region is rich in mineral wealth and boasts

the most platinum mined in the world. Rustenburg

is only 30 kilometres from the sensational

Sun City, incorporating the Palace of the Lost

City. Attractions at this resort include hot-air

balloon rides, the Valley of Waves and a 25hectare

jungle.

The Hartebeespoort Dam, only 40 minutes from

Rustenburg, offers a getaway for many city

dwellers and is a great place to participate in

golfing and water sports or simply to unwind.

Professional football is a novelty in the Rustenburg

area. garankuwa United play in the Mvela

First Division and their home stadium is in

Mabopane in North West province. However, the

Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace and the Olympia

stadium have been used by the national team

and clubs to host matches.

Tshwane/Pretoria

Province: Gauteng

Population: 2,2 million

Altitude: 1 214 m

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Tshwane/Pretoria’s rich, colourful heritage is

reflected in the city’s many museums and monuments

and is punctuated by contemporary arts

and craft markets, making the city a unique

blend of new and old.

It is the administrative capital of South Africa,

and home to many embassies. The Union Buildings

house the national administration and have

been the setting for the presidential inaugurations

of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and

Jacob Zuma. These sandstone buildings offer

beautiful views over the city.

The State Theatre often hosts international and

national performances, and visitors can view

wildlife such as buffalo, antelope, cheetah,

jackal, giraffe and sable at two nature reserves.

Tshwane/Pretoria has long been synonymous

with top professional football, and has been the

breeding ground for many top players. Arcadia

and Berea Park were the city’s first professional

sides. In later years Mamelodi Sundowns,

Mamelodi United, Pretoria City and SuperSport

United have kept up the trend, and Mamelodi

Sundowns have become the pride of the city.

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EASTERN CAPE

Capital: Bisho

Major city: Port Elizabeth

Languages: 83.4% isiXhosa, 9.3% Afrikaans,

3.6% English

Population: 6 919 071 (2006)

Share of total SA population: 14.6%

Area: 168 966 square kilometres

Share of total SA area: 13.9%

Population density: 41 people per square

kilometre

gross regional product: R88 billion (2003)

Share of total SA gDP: 8.1%

http://www.southafrica.info/ess_info/sa_glance/

geography/eastern-cape.htm

PROVINCES

FREE STATE

Capital: Bloemfontein

Languages: 64.4% Sesotho, 11.9% Afrikaans,

9.1% isiXhosa

Population: 2 938 236 (2006)

Share of total SA population: 6.2%

Area: 129 825 square kilometres

Share of total SA area: 10.6%

Population density: 23 people per square

kilometre

gross regional product: R69 billion (2003)

Share of total SA gDP: 5.5%

http://www.southafrica.info/ess_info/sa_glance/

geography/free-state.htm

gAUTENg

Capital: Johannesburg

Languages: 21.5% isiZulu, 14.4% Afrikaans,

13.1% Sesotho, 12.5% English

Population: 9 525 571 (2006)

Share of total SA population: 20.1%

Area: 16 548 square kilometres

Share of total SA area: 1.4%

Population density: 576 people per square

kilometre

gross regional product: R413.6 billion (2003)

Share of total SA gDP: 33.3%

http://www.southafrica.info/ess_info/sa_glance/

geography/gauteng.htm

KWAZULU-NATAL

Capital: Pietermaritzburg

Major city: Durban

Languages: 80.9% isiZulu, 13.6% English, 1.5%

Afrikaans

Population: 9 904 698 (2006)

Share of total SA population: 20.9%

Area: 94 361 square kilometres

Share of total SA area: 7.7%

Population density: 105 people per square

kilometre

gross regional product: R206.8 billion (2003)

Share of total SA gDP: 16.7%

http://www.southafrica.info/ess_info/sa_glance/

geography/kwazulu-natal.htm

PROVINCES

LIMPOPO

Capital: Polokwane

Languages: 52.1% Sesotho, 22.4% Xitsonga,

15.9% Tshivenda

Population: 5 355 172 (2006)

Share of total SA population: 11.3%

Area: 125 755 square kilometres

Share of total SA area: 10.3%

Population density: 43 people per square

kilometre

gross regional product: R81.3 billion (2003)

Share of total SA gDP: 6.7%

http://www.southafrica.info/ess_info/sa_glance/

geography/limpopo.htm

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MPUMALANgA

Capital: Nelspruit

Languages: 30.8% siSwati, 26.4% isiZulu,

12.1% isiNdebele

Population: 3 506 927 (2006)

Share of total SA population: 7.4%

Area: 76 495 square kilometres

Share of total SA area: 6.3%

Population density: 46 people per square

kilometre

gross regional product: R87.5 billion (2003)

Share of total SA gDP: 6.8%

http://www.southafrica.info/ess_info/sa_glance/

geography/mpumalanga.htm

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NORTHERN CAPE

Capital: Kimberley

Languages: 68% Afrikaans, 20.8% Setswana,

2.5% English

Population: 1 089 991 (2006)

Share of total SA population: 2.3%

Area: 372 889 square kilometres

Share of total SA area: 30.5%

Population density: 3 people per square

kilometre

gross regional product: R29.7 billion (2003)

Share of total SA gDP: 2.4%

http://www.southafrica.info/ess_info/sa_glance/

geography/northern-cape.htm

PROVINCES

NORTH WEST

Capital: Mafikeng

Major city: Potchefstroom

Languages: 65.4% Setswana, 7.5% Afrikaans,

5.8% isiXhosa

Population: 3 364 754 (2006)

Share of total SA population: 7.1%

Area: 106 512 square kilometres

Share of total SA area: 8.7%

Population density: 32 people per square

kilometre

gross regional product: R81.4 billion (2003)

Share of total SA gDP: 6.3%

http://www.southafrica.info/ess_info/sa_glance/

geography/north-west.htm

WESTERN CAPE

Capital: Cape Town

Languages: 55.3% Afrikaans, 23.7% isiXhosa,

19.3% English

Population: 4 739 090 (2006)

Share of total SA population: 10%

Area: 129 462 square kilometres

Share of total area: 10.6%

Population density: 37 people per square

kilometre

gross regional product: R181 billion (2003)

Share of total gDP: 14.5%

http://www.southafrica.info/ess_info/sa_glance/

geography/western-cape.htm

(By courtesy of SA Tourism)

GOLF

“Golf is a puzzle without an answer.

I’ve played the game for 40 years and

I still haven’t the slightest idea how to play.”

Gary Player


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LOCATION

Lagoonview Drive

Eastern Head, Knysna

Western Cape

South Africa

FACILITIES

• Hotel

• Golf

• Spa

• Restaurant

• Beach

• Swimming pool

• Horse-riding

• Canoeing

• Hiking trails

• Birding

• Tennis

• Kiddies Club

CONTACTS

T: +27 44 302 3333

F: +27 44 302 3303

E: reservations@pezula.com

www.pezularesorthotel.com

Western Cape


Located on the Eastern Head of Knysna, just a 40minute

flight from Cape Town, Pezula Resort Hotel

& Spa is surrounded by rugged cliffs, ancient forests

and sheltered beaches. With sweeping views of Pezula

Championship golf Course, the Indian Ocean and the

Knysna Lagoon, it is a haven of privacy and luxury.

Seventy-eight spacious suites, including two

presidential suites, are housed in detached villas and

deliver a whole new world of luxury in an elegant

African style. Each has its own patio or balcony,

a sumptuous bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, pantry

kitchen and well-stocked drinks cabinet. Seating areas

and real log fireplaces add unparalleled luxury to the

accommodation.

The main building houses a cigar lounge,

champagne and whisky bar, library, wine cellar and

gourmet restaurant, Zachary’s, where executive chef

geoffrey Murray delights in serving up the freshest

local ingredients in his inimitable style, inspired by his

worldwide experiences.

On the lower level of the hotel, Pezula Spa is a

calm sanctuary that provides world-class professionalism

in the delivery of a superior health and wellness

PEZULA RESORT HOTEL & SPA

experience. Twice named Best Spa in South Africa, it

includes a 12 m heated indoor pool, state-of-the-art

gymnasium, outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room,

rainforest shower, nail bar, hair salon, a Medi-Spa and

nine therapy rooms, as well as a post-treatment room

with heated water beds. It offers a comprehensive range

of treatments which combine natural therapies with the

most technologically advanced equipment available.

guests have access to secluded Noetzie Beach and

River and activities including horse-riding, canoeing and

hiking. The estate’s Field of Dreams sporting complex

offers four world-class tennis courts, facilities for archery

and pétanque, a multi-purpose sports oval and a golf

practice range. The hotel welcomes families with children

and provides a supervised Kiddies Club with a range of

indoor and outdoor activities to keep them entertained.

Pezula’s latest offering is Pezula Private

Castle, which offers the ultimate in luxury beach

accommodation, with direct access to one of South

Africa’s most beautiful and secluded beaches, Noetzie.

The Castle accommodates up to 10 guests in five

spacious suites and a dedicated team of staff is on hand

to cater for their every whim. •

Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa

The multi-award winning Pezula Spa & Gym

The signature 14th hole on the Pezula Championship Golf Course

Secluded Noetzie Beach


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LOCATION

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George, Garden Route

South Africa

Approximately 8 km

from George Airport

FACILITIES

• Pro shop

• Restaurant and bar

• Cycle path

• Mini cricket oval

• Green areas

• Riverine with hiking trail

CONTACTS

T: 27 44 802 0700

F: 27 44 802 0713

E: info@kingswood.co.za

Sales office for property sales:

T: 27 861 72 71 70

E: sales@kingswood.co.za

Golf information

Email requests for tee-off times

E: golf@kingswood.co.za

Call the office to book

T: 27 861 72 71 70

Western Cape


Nestled in the gentle embrace of the Outeniqua

Mountains in george, Kingswood golf Estate offers you an

exclusive urban lifestyle concept in one distinctive estate.

Undoubtedly the Sally Little signature golf course

designed by Danie Obermeyer is the prime attraction, but

there is a host of other leisure activities to be enjoyed – all

in a setting of breathtaking, natural beauty.

With its crisp, clean Cape Vernacular architecture, plot

and guide, townhouses and tailored homes, Kingswood

golf Estate combines the very best in modern convenience

with inspired designs.

The estate itself is perfectly placed between the

Fancourt Links and the george golf Course at the very

heart of the garden Route’s golf hub. From its perfect

blend of design and scenery to its temperate weather,

Kingswood’s Championship golf Course offers a unique

challenge that you’ll certainly want to take up again and

again.

Little’s understanding of professional demands and

amateur ability has resulted in a variety of tee choices to

suit the full spectrum of the golfing market. Little has

placed the female footprint over the male master plan.

According to her, ‘This course is a unique test of golf for

KINgSWOOD gOLF ESTATE

players of all levels.’

Danie Obermeyer has created his trademark of

superb greens – always a guaranteed talking point on this

undulating, charming yet challenging layout.

Another talking point, and indeed a major feature

of Kingswood, is the bunkers. They offer a memorable

aesthetic feature, and make an intimidating impression

on first-time players, although the sand traps are not as

challenging as they may seem.

Designed to blend in with the lush background of

the garden Route, Kingswood golf Course is an altogether

unique 18-hole challenge. You’ll notice that a ‘links’

theme is prevalent throughout, manifested in a number of

special touches. Vernacular style ‘quarter houses’ provide

the perfect place for golfers to wait their turn, freshen up

or grab a shade-break from the Southern Cape sun.

This magnificently set golf course is a prime example

of how the natural, indigenous beauty of this area can be

harnessed to provide a competitive game that challenges

one’s skills – and one’s senses.

In keeping with what one would expect to find

on a golf estate such as Kingswood, an array of superb

amenities is also on offer. •

18th Tee Box

14th green Gate house that houses the Pro Shop, sales office and restaurant


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LOCATION:

Herolds Bay, George

FACILITIES:

• Three restaurants

• 24-hour in-room dining

• Complimentary fitness centre

• In-room safe

• Laundry & dry-cleaning

• Outdoor heated swimming pool

• The Village Market @ Oubaai

• Wedding chapel

• Extensive conference facilities

• Airport transfers on request

• Valet service

• Secure parking

CONTACT DETAILS:

T: +27 44 851 1234

F: +27 44 851 1235

E: oubaai.regency@hyatt.com

www.oubaai.regency.hyatt.com


Western Cape

The Hyatt Regency Oubaai golf Resort & Spa, located in

Herolds Bay on South Africa’s garden Route, is situated a

mere 10 minutes from the george Airport and is nestled

between the crashing breakers of the Indian Ocean and the

majestic Outeniqua Mountains.

A hundred spacious guestrooms and suites are

equipped with the latest in communication and

entertainment technology, whilst the exclusive Regency

Club provides an extra level of personalised service and a

host of special benefits, including designated check-in and

check-out, a concierge and a boardroom. A private lounge

offers all-day coffee and tea and evening cocktails and

canapés.

Three restaurants on the resort cater for every taste.

The Cucina Restaurant, inside the hotel, serves breakfast,

lunch and dinner. The Waterside Bar & grill, located

in the Village Market, is open for late afternoon snacks

and dinner. It boasts extensive outdoor seating, a show

kitchen and a raw bar. The Visitors’ Clubhouse, situated

in the Lifestyle Centre, offers relaxed, informal dining with

sweeping views over the Outeniqua Mountains and the

golf driving range. The Village Market @ Oubaai presents a

little retail therapy with over 18 shops in which to browse.

OUBAAI gOLF RESORT & SPA

The hotel also offers over 1 200 m2 of meeting space,

including a private wedding chapel, a large ballroom, four

meeting rooms, a spacious boardroom and plenty of indoor

and outdoor function space, all with spectacular views.

The Freesia Spa is part of Hyatt Pure, a worldwide

collection of extraordinary spas, ranging from urban to

resort in setting. Each spa is custom-designed to embrace

the local culture so as to provide an authentic indigenous

experience. The hotel also offers a state-of-the-art fitness

facility.

The picturesque golf course at Hyatt Regency Oubaai

is a championship course designed by three-time major

championship winner, Ernie Els. The course is a link-style

layout in which the elements play an important role. In

the time-honoured tradition of a championship course,

the well executed shot is rewarded and the wayward shot

penalised. However, you will find generous fairways off the

tees and greens that are in pristine condition. The course

measures 6 516 metres from the Pro tees, which is long

for a coastal course, but the design and placement of tee

boxes allow golfers at all levels the opportunity to achieve

a respectable score, given patience and good course

management. •

Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa

12th Green Warming up at the driving range


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LOCATION

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Fancourt is located in the heart

of the beautiful Garden Route just 10

minutes from George airport and the

city of George

Address: Montagu Street, George

FACILITIES

· Three Championship Gary Player

designed golf courses

· Golf Academy with TaylorMade

Performance Lab

· Two Pro Shops

· 150 hotel rooms

· Luxurious Spa with hair salon

· Jewellery shop and boutique

· Three restaurants

· Leisure Centre and gym

· Many family facilities

· Wedding Gazebo

· Conference Centre

· Five real-estate products

· Private lounge at George Airport

CONTACTS

T: +27 44 804 0000

E: hotel@fancourt.co.za

Fancourt Reservations

T: +27 44 804 0010

E: reservations@fancourt.co.za

www.fancourt.com

Western Cape


Situated across 613 hectares of lush countryside on South

Africa’s renowned garden Route, Fancourt is the country’s

premier leisure and business resort. Fancourt got its name

in 1903, when Ernest Montagu White bought the estate

and named it after his father, Henry Fancourt White. After

various changes of ownership, german nationals Hasso

and Sabine Plattner bought the estate in 1994 and turned

it into the leading leisure and business resort it is today.

Home to three championship golf courses designed

by gary Player, Africa’s only TaylorMade Performance

Lab, the Fancourt Academy and two Pro Shops, Fancourt

is truly a golfer’s paradise. This five-star estate comprises

150 luxurious rooms, and is a member of the Leading

Hotels of the World and great golf Resorts of the World

associations. Fancourt has a fully equipped conference

centre, relaxing Spa, three restaurants, hair salon,

boutique and jewellery shop. The resort also offers guests

the comfort and convenience of a private lounge at the

george airport.

In 2003, Fancourt hosted the President’s Cup, with

team captains gary Player and Jack Nicklaus battling

it out to an eventual draw. In 2005, Fancourt had the

privilege of hosting Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Concert in

FANCOURT

support of the fight against HIV and AIDS. In the same

year, Fancourt welcomed the inaugural Women’s World

Cup of golf. In 2010, Fancourt will be hosting South

Africa’s first European Senior Tour event – the Berenberg

Bank Masters. Fancourt will also be welcoming the

Japanese national football team during the 2010 Football

World Cup.

Some of Fancourt’s accolades include being named

golf Resort of the Year by the International Association

of golf Tour Operators (IAgTO) in 2004, and Africa’s

Leading golf Resort at the World Travel Awards no fewer

than six times since 2001. In 2001, the Fancourt Ball was

rated ‘Fifth Social Function in the World’ by gold, an

international Condé Nast magazine.

Fancourt’s primary attraction is undoubtedly its golf

courses; however for the non-golfer, other facilities and

activities include the beautifully maintained tennis courts,

swimming pools, and outdoor running trails around the

resort. Mountain biking, horse-riding, picnics, walks and

hikes can be arranged on request, and there is easy access

to glorious beaches on the warm Indian Ocean.

Fancourt provides magical moments in surroundings

where life is celebrated every day. •

10th hole of Montagu

12th of The Links


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LOCATION

Arabella Western Cape

Hotel & Spa

Arabella Country Estate

R44, Kleinmond

FACILITIES

• Arabella Golf Club

• 18-hole championship course

• Arabella Spa & wellness centre

• 6 Restaurants and bars

• Activities and travel desk

• Children’s programmes &

secure play facilities

• Business centre

• Conference centre

CONTACTS

Hotel reservations:

T: +27 28 284 0000

T: +27 28 284 0105

E: reservations@

arabellawesterncape

hotel.co.za


Western Cape

ARABELLA WESTERN CAPE HOTEL & SPA

The Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa, a Luxury Collection

hotel by Starwood, is situated on the Arabella Country Estate

near the village of Kleinmond, surrounded by the Kogelberg

Biosphere and overlooking South Africa’s largest and most

beautiful natural lagoon. It is renowned for its championship

golf course and for the award-winning Arabella spa, and was

recently voted Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel.

The Hotel offers 145 luxurious rooms, 26 deluxe

suites and 2 presidential suites, as well as genuine, friendly

hospitality in a pristinely natural environment. We are only

a short drive from the picturesque whale-watching haven

of Hermanus, world-class wine farms and a myriad of

botanical, ecological and cultural treasures.

The region is rich in its biodiversity, with seal and bird

colonies and even the Big Five in close proximity to the

Hotel. Endless beaches, spectacular mountains covered in

the unique fynbos, and picturesque rivers dissecting the

landscape offer endless recreational activities and exciting

adventures. (It will give us pleasure to help you organise

your adventure activities and visits to different sites and

attractions.) A scenic drive to Cape Town takes just over an

hour, Cape Town International Airport is 45 minutes away,

and the hotel is within easy driving distance of other major

Cape tourist attractions and destinations.

We also offer an exceptional golf experience. The 18hole,

Par 72 championship golf course has consistently been

rated no 1 in the Cape and no 5 in South Africa (golf Digest

Awards, 2008), and encompasses rolling fairways, deceptive

bunkers and challenging water traps. Set on the banks of

the Bot River Lagoon and fringed by indigenous fynbos,

wild flowers and exotic birdlife, this is a truly unique golf

course.

The championship course layout was designed and

built in 1999 by the celebrated South African golf course

architect, Peter Matkovich. This classic parkland course offers

spectacular views across the Bot River freshwater lagoon and

the Kogelberg mountain range.

The pristine fairways are kikuyu and the greens are

dominant bent – both frequently receiving high praise from

golf professionals and amateurs alike. gPS golf carts and

caddies are available, as well as a warm-up area, practice

greens, a clubhouse and a Pro Shop.

At the Arabella, you will enjoy comforts and amenities

that replenish your energy and refresh your spirit. A world of

rare beauty, where elegance is timeless, service is seamless

and every day abounds with simple pleasures. •

9th hole par 4

5th hole par 3 7th hole par 3


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LOCATION

Waterberg Region

Limpopo Province

Haakdoring Road

Sterkrivier

FACILITIES

• 18-hole signature course

• 10-hole tribute course

• Clubhouse

• Dining & function venues

• All-weather boma

• Shebeen

• Coffee shop

• Conferencingfacilities

• Endangered Wildlife Centre

• Buffalo breeding project

• White lion breeding project

• Cultural Village

• Tea garden

• Big 5 Game viewing

• Horseback safaris

CONTACTS

Central Reservations Office

T: +27 11 729 6700

F: +27 11 729 6790

E: golf@legendlodges.co.za

www.legendgolfsafari.com

Limpopo


Legend golf & Safari Resort is one of the world’s most

LEgEND gOLF & SAFARI RESORT

eagerly anticipated golf and Safari resorts.

Africa’s most talked-about leisure venue has now unlocked

the gates to its majestic, ancient African-style enclosure,

and invites golf and safari enthusiasts to enjoy the

experience of a lifetime.

Legend golf & Safari Resort is home to the unique

‘world-in-one’ signature course, each of the 18 holes

having been designed by a world golfing legend –

including Padraig Harrington, Sergio garcia, Trevor

Immelman, Colin Montgomerie and Jim Furyk. Set

amid stunning African scenery against the backdrop of

the majestic Waterberg Mountains, the course not only

guarantees a great new golfing adventure, but strives

to be completely chemical-free and uses only natural

fertilisers. The Signature Course was recently rated Best

New Course In South Africa by Golf Digest, based on

the following criteria : shot values, playability, resistance

to scoring, design variety, aesthetics, memorability and

conditioning.

Here you can also take up the challenge of the

world’s most unique Par 3, the Extreme 19th. Set high up

on the impressive Hanglip Mountain, the hole is accessible

only by helicopter and played to a green the shape of

Africa some 400 m below. Beyond comparison!

With a Tribute Course replicating 10 of the world’s

most famous Par 3s and a golf academy to rival the very

best, the resort was awarded the 2009 World Travel Award

as Africa’s Leading Tourism Development Project, and has

become the destination of choice for discerning travellers

who recognise the wilds of the South African bush as the

next great leisure adventure.

Set in the 22 000 hectare malaria-free Entabeni Safari

Conservancy in South Africa’s Limpopo Province, the

resort features no fewer than five eco-systems, spectacular

scenery and a truly amazing diversity of wildlife, including

the Big Five. Yet it is only a couple of hours’ drive from

the international airport in Johannesburg.

Activities here include Big Five safaris, visits to

the Wildlife and Cultural Centre featuring white lions,

horse and hiking safaris, star-gazing, quad-biking, and

helicopter and balloon flights. Accommodation consists

of 5-star luxury suites set in the bush across the resort –

another unique concept which has contributed towards

establishing Legend golf & Safari Resort as one of the

world’s greatest golf resorts. •

Signature Course – Legend Golf & Safari Resort

Extreme 19th hole


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LOCATION

KwaZulu-Natal North Coast

(20 minutes north of Ballito)

Airport:

King Shaka International just

30 minutes south of

Prince’s Grant

CONTACTS

Golf Bookings

T: +27 32 482 0041

F: 086 690 9160

E: golf@pghoa.co.za

Home-owners’ Ass.

T: +27 32 482 0002

F: +27 32 482 0013

E: reception@pghoa.co.za

www.princesgrant.co.za

Lodge:

T: +27 32 482 0005

F: +27 32 482 0040

E: reception@pglodge.co.za

www.princesgrantlodge.co.za

KwaZulu-Natal


Situated on the beautiful Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu-Natal,

just 70 km north of Durban and 20 minutes from Ballito,

this estate offers a lifestyle of natural beauty, quality

relaxation and peace of mind.

The name ‘Prince’s grant’ derives from the first owner,

george Wilson Prince. Mr Prince acquired the property by

Deed of grant in 1856 from Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

The land acquired by Mr Prince was 3 354 acres according

to the Deed of grant and the price a handsome two

pounds, five shillings and four pence sterling.

Soon after this, the farm was acquired by Babu

Bodasing, an indentured cane cutter from India. The land

remained in the hands of the Bodasing family until it was

sold to Prince’s grant Property Share Block limited by Mr

Raj Bodasing. The latter is still a shareholder and director

of Prince’s grant.

guy Smith, founder of Prince’s grant Coastal golf

Estate, had a dream to build a golf course. Through sheer

perseverance, this dream became reality, and in November

1994 Prince’s grant was officially opened – the same year

our newly elected democratic government came into power.

Prince’s grant golf course differs from most other

golfing estates in that the course took precedence over the

PRINCE’S gRANT

housing development and is sympathetic to the natural

environment, with abundant birdlife, duiker and bushbuck

roaming the estate.

For those members of the family who are looking for

something else to do besides golf, there is the option of

spending the day on the estate’s own private beachfront or

paddling on the lagoon.

Prince’s grant is currently ranked among South Africa’s

top 20 courses and enjoys significant prestige as one of the

most challenging layouts in the country.

St Lucia, South Africa’s first world heritage site,

Phinda, Hluhluwe and Mkuze game reserves are all within

2 hours’ drive, making for a memorable ‘bush’ experience.

And for those wanting some night life, Ballito is just 20

minutes away, and offers top restaurants and night clubs.

The 4-star Lodge has undergone an upgrade in

keeping with international standards. With its ‘Olde

English’ charm, and amazing view of the golf course,

neighbouring forests and ocean, it is a great holiday

destination for those wanting much-needed peace and

tranquillity. •

Photos supplied courtesy Juan Espi and Leon Naicker.

Prince’s Grant Lodge and Clubhouse

Signature hole - 15th overlooking the ocean


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LOCATION

On the south coast of KwaZulu-

Natal, 45 min drive from Durban

KwaZulu Natal

FACILITIES

• 18-hole golf course

• 2 tennis courts

• Health Spa

• Beach club

• Swimming pool

• Kiddies centre

• Laundry service

• DSTV in rooms

• A la carte restaurant

• Conference centre

CONTACTS

Hotel

T: +27 39 688 1874

E: info@selborne.com

Pro Shop

T: +27 39 688 1896

E: proshop@selborne.com

KwaZulu-Natal


SELBORNE HOTEL, SPA & gOLF ESTATE

If your idea of a dream golfing getaway is to stay at a

luxury hotel enjoying superb food and individualised

hospitality centred around a picturesque and challenging

golf course, then Selborne will fulfil your dream in every

way. Indeed, Selborne has established an international

reputation and is now regarded as one of South Africa’s

most sought-after golfing venues.

The Selborne experience is shared with resident bush

buck, grey duiker and the rare blue duiker. Monkeys and

a myriad of birds take advantage of the natural habitat of

lush foliage, indigenous trees and stately palms that add

an aura of grandeur to this well preserved and cared for

environment.

Close to Durban on the warm Indian Ocean, a stately

manor house surrounded by indigenous coastal forest is

the tranquil setting of this luxury golf estate, hotel and

spa. Selborne Hotel offers 49 plush rooms with all the

amenities you could wish for, and the great conference

centre away from the main hotel is perfect for conferences

and weddings. It even boasts its own chapel.

Selborne was created in 1985, when Denis Barker

was inspired to turn his dairy stud farm into the first golf

estate in South Africa. Today, this sprawling Victorian

architectural statement is the centrepiece of the retreat.

Developed around the natural rock and contours and

verdant indigenous coastal forest – home to duiker,

mongoose, bushbuck and over 160 bird species – Selborne

offers unequalled natural beauty and tranquillity.

The golf course is a superb masterpiece affording

golfers breathtaking scenery as they play their way through

manicured fairways and coastal forest.

Selborne is enhanced further by being situated on

South Africa’s ‘golf Coast’, within an hour’s drive of 11

more of Golf Digest’s top 100 courses.

Selborne is the recipient of the Complete golfer’s

five-star golf Experience Award, which is judged on the

basis of service excellence, top-class clubhouse facilities,

golf-course conditioning, and last but not least, overall,

lingering experience.

Then there is the Selborne Spa, which offers both

guests and day visitors the opportunity to recuperate

in an atmosphere that quickly eases away everyday

anxieties. Managed by a team of dedicated, highly trained

professionals, this is a haven in which to rest, relax and

revitalise. Indulge yourself, perhaps with your partner, by

enjoying your treatment in the double therapy suite. •

Sunrise over the golf course

Suite with veranda Hotel entrance


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LOCATION

Next to OR Tambo International

Airport in Johannesburg

Complimentary shuttle to and

from the airport to Emperors

Palace every 20 minutes

FACILITIES

• 5 to 3-star accommodation

• Golfing

• Health Spa & gym

• Casino

• Dining & bars

• Sports & recreation

• Theatres & showbars

• 6 Nu Metro cinemas

• Shopping

• Children’s entertainment

• Conventions

• Banqueting

CONTACTS

T: +27 11 557 0557

F: +27 11 557 0755

E: info@peermont.com

www.peermont.com

Gauteng


PAR EXCELLENCE WITH PEERMONT

AND EMPERORS PALACE

PEERMONT & EMPERORS PALACE

Easy to reach, impossible to match, Peermont offers a

range of superb casino resorts and hotels throughout

Southern Africa that are perfectly located for the golf lover.

Peermont’s flagship resort, Emperors Palace, was the

proud hotel partner to the European Tour sanctioned

Joburg Open golf Tournament, and is within easy reach

of a host of championship golf courses in Johannesburg

and Pretoria. Its convenient location next to the OR Tambo

International Airport in Johannesburg makes it the perfect

destination as you fly in or out of South Africa.

The avid golfer has a range of outstanding courses

to explore, including the Ebotse golf Estate, the Benoni

Lake golf Club, the Benoni Country Club, the glendower

Country Club, and the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington.

And non-golfers are also amply provided for! Enjoy an

unforgettable experience and find the time to explore

breathtaking coastlines, abundant wildlife and superb

accommodation at a Peermont hotel.

Emperors Palace presents a cornucopia of business and

leisure experiences: from the elegant 5-star Peermont

D’oreale grande to the chic, affordable 3-star Peermont

Metcourt hotels. guests can choose from a myriad of

conference facilities, entertainment events and restaurants.

Then there’s the magnificent casino with its stained glass

domes, digital cinema complex, children’s entertainment,

luxury spa, cocktail bars and so much more. Emperors

Palace is indeed the premier family entertainment

destination.

PEERMONT gOLF RESORTS

• Graceland Hotel Casino and Country Club in Secunda,

Mpumalanga: This is an 18-hole gary Player signature

championship link-style golf course.

• Mondazur Resort Estate Hotel at San Lameer, KwaZulu-

Natal: Ranked 44th by Golf Digest in 2009, this 18-hole

championship golf course undulates through coastal

forests and water.

• Mmabatho Palms Hotel Casino Convention Resort in

Mafikeng, North West: The Leopard Park golf Club

championship course has been constructed in a desert

setting.

All these feature immaculate 18-hole championship golf

courses. Each offers a beautiful boutique-style resort

experience complete with Pro Shops, country club facilities

and excellent dining and entertainment. •

Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention and Entertainment Resort, Johannesburg

Graceland Hotel Casino and Country Club, Secunda Mmabatho Palms Hotel Casino Convention Resort, Mafikeng


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LOCATION

Gary Player Country Club, Sun City:

North West Province

2. Royal Swazi Sun: Swaziland

3. Wild Coast Sun: Kwazulu Natal

FACILITIES

• Game (Sun City)

• Spas

• Casino

• Child Friendly

• Restaurants

• Pools

CONTACTS

International Reservations

T: +27 11 780 7878

E: naukmea@za.suninternational.

com

(Specify guests’ country of origin)

Domestic Reservations

T: +27 11 780 7800

E: crobook@za.suninternational.com

South Africa




Sun International takes pride in presenting three of its worldclass

resorts and golf courses, located in the North West

Province, KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland. In each instance,

the local character and individuality of the hotel or resort has

been preserved. Here you will find service excellence, an array

of sport and leisure activities and superior conference and

meeting facilities, making these the ideal travel destinations.

The renowned Sun City, with its top-class restaurants,

casinos, entertainment, spas, man-made lake and beach

complete with waves, is unparalleled in the world today.

Accommodation ranges from the magical and sumptuous

Palace of the Lost City to the affordable but luxurious

Cabanas. Here, the gary Player Country Club has long

established itself as one of South Africa’s top golf courses.

Acknowledged as a demanding course requiring both

stamina and accuracy, the 6 938 m course has been home to

the Nedbank Million Dollar golf Challenge since 1979.

The Wild Coast Sun on the breathtaking KwaZulu-

Natal coast offers guests a vibrant, exciting casino, long

golden beaches and a host of restaurants and activities.

And then there is the golfing. The Wild Coast Sun Country

Club is a rugged beauty of a course overlooking the ocean.

Although carts are compulsory, this does not detract from

SUN INTERNATIONAL

the competitive challenge. The course may be daunting for

professionals and amateurs alike, but its wide fairways and

huge greens attract golfers at all levels. Renowned American

golf-course architect, Robert Trent Jones Jnr, has succeeded

in creating a most dramatic golfing experience.

The Royal Swazi Spa golf Course and Country Club

in Swaziland is spectacular. This 18-hole championship

golf course is one of the most scenically alluring courses

in the world, a different mountain view presenting itself

on every tee and green. It has been laid out on the slopes

of the Lebombo Range, and while the first 9 holes are

comparatively level, the next 9 fully exploit the mountainous

terrain.

Lakes and streams, gullies thick with vegetation, outof-bounds

areas close to fairways, wickedly sited bunkers,

swirling breezes and clusters of distractingly beautiful trees

all add to the difficulty.

Rugged coastlines, playful dolphins, Southern Right

Whales, luxurious accommodation, unusual locations,

exclusivity, impeccable service, sublime cuisine, wildlife

safaris, river cruises, sybaritic health spas, championship golf

courses and adrenalin-packed adventure – Sun International

is the destination. •

Gary Player Country Club at Sun City

Royal Swazi Sun Wild Coast Sun


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LOCATION

200 km North of

Johannesburg

in the Waterberg region of

Limpopo Province

S 24 34’01”

E 28 39’54”

CONTACTS

T: +27 14 743 3759

T: +27 14 743 3769

F: +27 14 743 2242

E: info@euphoriaestate.

co.za

www.euphoriaestate.co.za

Limpopo


Euphoria golf Estate and Hydro was transformed from

a dream into a reality in only 5 years, and has become

one of the finest estates of its kind in the world.

From the outset the Erasmus family set their sights

on achieving as many ‘firsts’ as possible. The estate

contains the first lady golfer signature course in the

country. There are 4 unique residential developments

and a unique spa, the Hydro Villas, based on the

hydrotherapy theme. It is also the first clubhouse in the

world linked by cableway to a mountain-top estate.

Euphoria caters to all – from local families

needing a weekend getaway to conference and teambuilding

groups to international golfers seeking the

unique combination of golf and game. Facilities

EUPHORIA gOLF ESTATE & HYDRO SERENgETI gOLF CLUB

include an 18-hole Annika Sorenstam golf course; a

full golf academy; 64 luxurious Bush Villa rooms; a

fine restaurant, bar and lounge; a wine cellar; and a

pool and kids play area. There are also banqueting

and wedding facilities, as well as 4 different property

options. Activities on offer are hiking, archery, fishing

and birding.

Euphoria has received 4-star grading, the

AA superior grading, the Complete golfer 5-Star

golf Experience Award for 2009 and the Best New

Clubhouse Award for 2008. In 2008 it was also

a finalist for the HICA Award of Best New Hotel.

Euphoria strives to offer each guest the ultimate

bushveld golfing experience. •

There is still a place where you can find peace and

tranquillity; a place where you can relax, unwind and

become one with nature. Serengeti is such a place.

Serengeti golf and Wildlife Estate is a new city in

gauteng – a designer suburb surrounded by hectares of open

spaces and a variety of facilities. Completely self-contained

and secure, it offers within itself everything discerning

owners and their families need or desire. given its excellent

location and accessibility, just 15 km from the OR Tambo

International Airport, it is unlikely that land this size – 780

hectares – will ever again become available for residential

property development.

The Serengeti golf course joins an elite group of more

than 300 worldwide carrying the Nicklaus Signature, but

it is the first 27-hole signature course in gauteng. The

18-hole course, Masai Mara, has a rugged grassland and

dune-scape look and feel, and the 9-hole course, Whistling

Thorn, features classic design elements and a plains-like feel.

Serengeti is one of the first courses in the country to use

cool season grasses, meaning that the course remains lush

and green throughout the year.

Serengeti is spacious by design, since it has been

conceived to embrace a sense of wide open spaces. There is

room to breathe, to explore, and simply to be content as a

family. Although close to a bustling city, Serengeti manages

to create a sense of tranquillity, and with many families

already living here, it is maturing into a suburb with a true

sense of community – a living, breathing estate. This has

been achieved through the creation of a meaningful space

for world-class, diverse facilities, where one’s every need is

met within your immediate surroundings.

Serengeti … it all comes together here. •

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LOCATION

15km from OR Tambo Airport

between Johannesburg and

Pretoria

FACILITIES

• Golf Club

• School

• Equestrian Centre

• Conservation Area

CONTACTS

T: +27 11 5527200

E: golfreservations@serengeti.co.za

www.serengeti.co.za

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WINE

“Bacchus we thank who gave us wine

Which warms the blood within our veins;

That nectar is itself divine.

The man who drinks not, yet attains

By godly grace to human rank

Would be an angel if he drank.”

Pierre Motin

French drinking song


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LOCATION

R45 Main Road

Franschhoek

Lat. 33 Grade 53’0.91”S

Lon. 19 Grade 4’21.57”E

Altitude 199

FACILITIES

• Wine-tasting

• Classical Concerts

(Booking essential)

• Floriculture (Disa tours available

in season Nov–Jan

Booking is essential)

• Ethereal oils

• Pierneef á La Motte restaurant

(open September 2010)

• La Motte Museum

(open September 2010)

• Mountain Meander

(Booking essential)

CONTACTS

T: +27 21 876 3119

F: +27 21 876 3446

www.la-motte.com


Western Cape

In 1695 a piece of land in the Cape was granted to

german immigrant Hans Hattingh. In 1709 French

Huguenot Pierre Joubert purchased the land and named

it after the village of his birth in Provence, La Motte

d’Aigues. With the planting of 4 000 vines in 1752,

viticulture was established on La Motte by Huguenot

descendant gabriel du Toit. The farm passed through

several owners before being acquired by the Rupert

family in 1970.

Situated in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in

South Africa’s Cape winelands, La Motte is home

to some of South Africa’s finest wines, recognised

internationally for their exceptional quality. In harmony

with the production of wines, La Motte has also

ventured into flower cultivation and the production of

ethereal oils.

True to its philosophy of excellence, La Motte

maintains a programme of consistent quality

improvement, reaching beyond wine production. The

estate has a strong commitment to historic and cultural

preservation, as well as to the active socio-economic

upliftment of its workers and their families.

La Motte is owned by Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg,

LA MOTTE

daughter of the late Dr Anton Rupert, who purchased

the estate in 1970. Dr Rupert was an internationally

respected industrialist and renowned conservationist.

Today, Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg and her

husband Hein Koegelenberg, managing director of La

Motte, oversee La Motte’s making of exceptional wines

as well as diversifying La Motte’s operations into flower

and ethereal oil farming.

La Motte boasts four national monuments: the

Manor House (built in 1751), the Jonkershuis (also built

in 1751), the Historical Cellar (built in 1782) and the

Water Mill (erected in 1741), all of which are predated

by a humble building known as the Veepos, that dates

back to 1712. All the structures, with the exception of

the Veepos, were restored following Dr Anton Rupert’s

purchase of the farm in 1970, and national monument

status was awarded to them in 1975. The Veepos, which

translated into English literally means the ‘cattle post’,

was restored in 1992. The buildings and Water Mill are

all in use today.

With its picturesque setting, historic buildings and

rural atmosphere, La Motte is an enchanting destination

for visitors to the winelands of the Cape. •

Tree-lined avenue to the Manor House

Wine-tasting room


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LOCATION

Between Stellenbosch and Paarl

on the R310, Western Cape

FACILITIES

• The Le Pique Nique

(French-style picnic)

• Le Café: delectable light lunches

and teas

• Gift shop -

small gifts available

from the Waenhuiswinkel

• Wine-tasting

• Exhibition vineyard

• The cellar

Explore Boschendal’s state-of-theart

cellar

CONTACTS

T: +27 21 870 4272/3/4/5

E: reservations@boschendal.com

www.boschendal.com


Western Cape

The farm Boschendal (meaning ‘forest and dale’) was

granted to Jean Le Long in 1685. A fellow Huguenot,

Abraham de Villiers, bought it in 1715, together with

adjacent land belonging to Nicolas de Lanoy. There is

evidence that Jean de Villiers built a house in about

1746 on the site of the present Manor House. The

Manor House was rebuilt by Paul de Villiers, Jean’s

youngest son, whose initials and those of his wife, Anna

Susanna Louw, appear on the front gable with the date

1812, marking the height of the family’s prosperity.

Today, Boschendal is one of the most imposing

farmhouses in the Cape, and has become renowned for

its fabulous, unique wines.

The 1685 Local Range honours Boschendal’s rich

winemaking heritage, which dates back to the arrival

of the French Huguenots in 1685. The uniquely shaped

bottle was created in 1985 to celebrate 300 years of

winemaking at Boschendal. These wines express true

varietal character, concentration of flavour and length

on the palate, and perfectly match the bold shape of the

bottle. The range reflects the quality and style which has

become synonymous with Boschendal.

Boschendal is also proud to introduce their Methode

BOSCHENDAL

Cap Classique grande Cuvée Brut and Le grand Pavillon

Brut Rosé. The ideal sparkle to complement any event,

Le grand Pavillon Brut Rosé is the ultimate in versatility

and style. It is the perfect accompaniment to any meal,

from breakfasts – which it enlivens with its refreshing

blush – to lunches that embody the spirit of the good

life, to sophisticated late-night soirees. Beautiful to

behold in its sparkling hues of pink and plum, it is

ideal to sip at any time, balanced, fresh and endlessly

versatile.

Boschendal’s crème de la crème is the grande

Cuvée Brut 2006 – a vintage Cap Classique of great

distinction, elegance and quality that accompanies the

joy of celebration. A unique Vintage bubbly, grande

Cuvée Brut 2006, has a wonderfully developed character,

offering a rich expression through careful winemaking

skill. This is the ultimate wine for the special occasion

– or for lovers of the finer things in life. Perfectly

attired for sophisticated parties, this sought-after bubbly

encourages good times. Truly the perfect wine to mark

all the happiest times in your life!

So celebrate in style with Boschendal – wines for all

life’s wonderful moments. •

Boschendal Estate homestead

Boschendal vineyards in the valley


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LOCATION

Meerlust Estate is situated

40 km from Cape Town,

South Africa, on the banks

of the Eerste River in the

district of Stellenbosch in the

Western Cape

CONTACTS

T: +27 21 843 3587

F: +27 21 843 3274

E: info@meerlust.co.za

Western Cape

On the 3rd of July 1693, the governor of the Cape, Simon

van der Stel, granted the land to Henning Hüsing, who

named the farm Meerlust, describing the sense of pleasure

he obtained from the sea breezes that blew inland from False

Bay.

Long recognised for producing world-class wines,

Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family

since 1756, when Johannes Albertus Myburgh bought

the farm. His ownership marked the foundation of the

Myburgh dynasty. Today, the traditional dedication to the

art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes

Myburgh, 8th-generation custodian of this 17th-century

national monument.

Meerlust, comprising an historic manor house, classic

MEERLUST

wine cellar, family cemetery, dovecote and bird sanctuary, is

situated 15 km south of Stellenbosch, the blue crescent of

False Bay being a mere 5 km away. The Estate is uniquely

positioned for the production of wines with exceptional

complexity and character. In summer, ocean breezes and

evening mists roll in from the coast to cool the vineyards.

The grapes ripen slowly, thus achieving full, concentrated

varietal flavours. The soil consists of predominantly deep,

well drained Hutton and Clovelly types, affording the vines

excellent drought resistance and an ideal substrata for

producing concentrated, complex wines.

One hundred and ten hectares are planted with varieties

such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc,

Merlot and Pinot Noir. •

Nederburg, founded in 1791 in Paarl, has been delighting

wine-lovers for over two centuries, its finely preserved Manor

House a welcoming and iconic landmark for visitors. The

famous winery is one of South Africa’s best-known and

best-loved names in wine. It is also the country’s most

decorated, with more awards won locally and abroad than any

other. After taking the title as most successful producer at

the 2009 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show (for the second year

in succession), Nederburg was voted the top South African

winery at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in

London late last year, earning 14 best-of-class ratings.

Cellarmaster Razvan Macici, who celebrates his first

decade with Nederburg this year, believes it is the relentless

attention to detail applied across the multi-tiered range that

NEDERBURg

lies behind Nederburg’s success. Not only the limited-edition

connoisseur cuvées earn the accolades, but so do the popular

offerings with broader appeal. Macici will tell you that he

and his team don’t make wines to win awards but to please

people’s palates. They pride themselves in creating wines

that are well balanced and refreshing, with a hallmark fusion

of fruit and finesse. Another reason for Nederburg’s growing

international popularity is their hallmark food-friendly styling.

Fresh and lively with finely harmonised flavours, their wines

enhance rather than overwhelm foods.

No wonder then that Nederburg is the only South

African producer to have an agreement with FIFA to make

and market a range of host-country wines for the 2010 FIFA

World Cup. •

• •

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LOCATION

Sonstraal Road

Daljosafat

Paarl

CONTACTS

T: +27 021 8623104

F: +27 021 862 4887

E: nedwines@distell.co.za

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LOCATION

Klapmuts / Simondium Road

Paarl

GPS Coordinates:

S33°49’684” E18°54’917”

CONTACTS

T: +27 21 875 5141

F: +27 21 875 5144

E: info@backsberg.co.za

www.backsberg.co.za

Western Cape

Backsberg Estate Cellars has been producing quality

wines for over 70 years. Our philosophy remains that of

providing pleasure and enjoyment to a broad range of

wine lovers by producing wines not only with structure

and finesse, but with a high level of ‘drinkability’.

Our wine production hinges on a central ethos of

care: care for our product, our customers, our staff, and

importantly, for the environment. As the only winery in

South Africa that has been certified carbon neutral, we

continually reevaluate our practices to ensure that they

are as environmentally friendly as possible.

Our tasting room and restaurant are open 365 days

a year. Here you will be able to sample and purchase

our award-winning wines and Sydney Back Brandy

BACKSBERg

potstill, made authentically in the style of the wines

of Cognac. At our restaurant, you could indulge in a

heavenly meal or enjoy our Sunday lunch special of

Karoo lamb on the spit. Alternatively, you could take

a stroll through our beautiful gardens or visit our

function venue, where our on-site events coordinator

will plan your dream wedding or corporate function to

your specification.

We look forward to seeing you at the farm and

sharing our wine and way of life with you. If you find

our wines easy to drink and, above all, enjoyable, we

will have been successful.

Backsberg – making fine wine an everyday

pleasure. •

Van Loveren, one of the most popular wineries in the

Robertson Wine Valley, is owned by the Retief family,

third-generation wine lovers, who have gained a solid

reputation for bringing consumers the best wines at the

best prices.

Here visitors can join the Retiefs for wine-tasting in

an informal, unpretentious setting. The beautiful garden

surrounding the winery is the legacy of grandmother

Jean Retief, and on sunny days visitors can enjoy the

wines in the shaded tasting area. On chilly days, wines

can be sipped at a cosy fire at the old manor house.

Another favourite is the signature snack, sweet corn

fritters, that is served on Saturdays, when a member of

the Retief family is usually at hand to chat to guests – a

VAN LOVEREN

tradition going back to the 1980s.

Many of the trees in the Van Loveren garden were

planted to commemorate very specific and special

occasions including family highlights, historical events

and political figures. Visitors are welcome to go on a

self-guided tour to find these trees.

The Fish Eagle hiking trail is a 8,5 km circular

trail starting at the winery. Although not long, it

is a challenging route with steep gradients over the

Elandsberg mountain, and hikers need suitable shoes

and a fair level of fitness to conquer the trail. With

spectacular views on the valley floor, rich birdlife and

a diverse range of flora, it is a must-do for hikers, bird

lovers and photographers alike. •

• •

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LOCATION

On the R317 between Robertson

and Bonnievale

S33˚52’482” E 020˚ 00’ 218”

CONTACTS

T: 27 23 615 1505

F: 27 23 615 1336

E: info@vanloveren.co.za

www.vanloveren.co.za

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LOCATION

Koelenhof

Stellenbosch

South Africa

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CONTACTS

T: +27 21 865 2135

F: +27 21 865 2683

E: info@beyerskloof.co.za

www. beyerskloof.com

Western Cape

In 1988 one of the Cape’s foremost winemakers, Beyers Truter,

formed a partnership with four ardent Johannesburg wine

lovers with one ideal in mind: to produce a wine of exceptional

character.

After exploring the Cape winelands, they found the ideal

location in the Koelenhof area, within the Stellenbosch Wine

of Origin region. Coincidence provided an appropriate name.

The farm’s original name was Nooitgedacht, which for 5

generations, until 1895, belonged to the Beyers family. Beyers

Truter is a direct descendent of Jan Beyers, which makes him

the 6th generation to farm this land.

Beyers Truter’s original search for land was focussed on

one thing only: finding the best soils to produce a Cabernet

Sauvignon-based wine. Beyerskloof’s shallow, gravelly soil is

BEYERSKLOOF

very similar to that of Bordeaux.

The Beyerskloof philosophy is to render a truthful

expression of the god-given gifts of the land. It strives to offer

a memorable, world-class wine experience and to become

the South African winery of choice. This philosophy shines

through winemaker Beyers Truter’s commitment to produce

top quality wines − a commitment that has earned Beyerskloof

international acclaim, such as the Pichon Longueville Comtesse

de Lalande Trophy, awarded to the World’s Best Blended Red

Wine at the International Wine and Spirit Competition held

annually in London.

Beyerskloof’s enduring aim is to be innovative, forwardthinking

and ultimately a leader, which is inspired by its

profound desire to please the everyday consumer. •

A safari-type game-viewing vehicle has been customfitted

to take no more than 10 guests at a time around

the 120 ha property of the Waterford Estate on the

slopes of the beautiful Helderberg Mountain near

Stellenbosch – the undisputed wine capital of South

Africa.

We have chosen to use only half of its total land

for the planting of vines, in order to preserve and

maintain the natural flora and fauna of the beautiful

Blaauwklippen valley. As part of our biodiversity program,

we are aiming to achieve an organic approach to wine

farming. The Cape is home to the largest and most

spectacular concentration of flowers and plants found

anywhere on earth. We strive to play a small role in

WATERFORD

preserving the Cape floral kingdom by leaving sections of

the property untouched.

guests can also taste the wines from the respective

vineyards. While out in the vineyards, we explain our

terroir to guests, and get them to smell the soil and rocks

in which the vines grow, while enjoying the beautiful

vistas, geography and topography of the Cape winelands.

At certain vantage points, we stop to explain the 350

year history of South African winemaking, while enjoying

the views of Table Mountain and Constantia, where it all

started in 1652.

On the Wine Drive, we explore all the senses, to

enable our guests to experience both what is inside and

outside the bottle – we call this the Waterford Way. •

• •

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LOCATION

Blaauwklippen Rd

Helderberg

Stellenbosch

CONTACTS

T: + 27 21 880 0496

F: + 27 21 880 1007

E: info@waterfordestate.co.za

www.waterfordestate.co.za

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LOCATION

Stellenbosch

Western Cape

FACILITIES

• Tasting & sales Mon-Fri

08:30-17:00, Sat 08.30-

15:00

• Self-guided tours during

tasting hours

• Guided tours by

appointment

• BYO picnic in summer

• Wildlife Sanctuary tours by

appointment

CONTACTS

T: +27 21 865 2002/3

F: +27 21 865 2314

E: wine@villiera.com

www.villiera.com


Western Cape

Cousins Jeff and Simon grier started the familyowned

Villiera Wines outside Stellenbosch in

1983 and embarked on an extensive replanting of

classic and local varietals. Cathy Brewer (née grier)

later joined the family team to head up the sales,

marketing and export divisions. The introduction

of hi-tech cellar facilities for the production of still

wines as well as Méthode Cap Classique combined

with a unique wine business philosophy has seen

Villiera developing into one of the largest private

wineries in the country. Award-winning winemaker

Jeff grier crafts a range of wines characterised by

Villiera’s unique terroir and the distinct aromas and

flavours of the different varietals.

Approximately 35% of the wine production at

Villiera is focused on bottle-fermented sparkling

wines. A joint venture with French champagne

specialist Jean Louis Denois in the mid 1980s has

culminated in some of the finest Méthode Cap

Classique sparkling wines in the country. Although

more than 60% of the annual production is aimed

at the domestic consumer market, Villiera has also

experienced success in targeted export markets.

VILLIERA

Villiera’s CWg ‘Shooting Star’ Cap Classique fetched a

record R450 a bottle at the 2009 CWg Auction.

Villiera’s white wines are renowned for their

distinct fruitiness and ultimate drinkability, while

simultaneously offering great value.

The Villiera reds have gained international

approval. The 2001 Monro received the Calyon Trophy

as the best South African Bordeaux blend in 2005,

while the 2002 vintage was awarded a gold medal at

both the Calyon and Veritas awards.

Viticulturist Simon grier has always strived

to maintain environmentally friendly vineyard

management practices. The farm has not sprayed

insecticides for the past ten years and a flock of

1000 Peking ducks are responsible for some natural

pest control. There is a strong focus on water

conservation, recycling and greening, which has led

to a vibrant eco-system on the farm, including guinea

fowl and pheasant as well as steenbok, Cape foxes,

grey mongooses, porcupines and the threatened blue

crane. This eco-friendly approach has born fruit

with Villiera being accepted as suppliers to Marks &

Spencer in the UK and Woolworths in South Africa. •

Villiera vineyards

Ducks on the estate Buck on the estate


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LOCATION

Pass Road, Franschhoek

Western Cape

FACILITIES

• Wine-tasting

• Heli-pad

• Tours

• Restaurant

• Functions

CONTACTS

T: +27 21 876 8500

F: +27 21 876 8501

E: marketing@cabriere.co.za

www.cabriere.co.za


Western Cape

Comprised of two farms on opposite ends of the

breathtaking Franschhoek Wine Valley, Cabrière is

extraordinary. Its rich history, whimsical setting, seductive

approach to wine, and its magnetic proprietor, make each

visit a seductively decadent affair.

The farm’s ethos is based on the core belief that wine is

grown – not made. Wine is more than what is in the bottle

– it is an exceptionally intimate experience. In the heart of

the Cabrière vineyards lies an unassuming sundial, its pillar

bearing a unique inscription: ‘Sun, Soil, Vine, Man’. These

four words form the crux of the Cabrière philosophy.

Cabrière is a wine farm steeped in history and local

lore. Originally granted to a French Huguenot farmer, Pierre

Jourdan, on 22 December 1694, it has formed a vital part of

the Franschhoek Wine Valley for over 300 years.

Pioneering is intrinsic to Cabrière, and throughout its

development and evolution it has always remained true

to this heritage. In 1982, a pioneering legacy in mind, the

vineyards were replanted in the tradition of the Champagne.

The wines and méthode champenoise that Cabrière now

create, are products of the pivotal decision, made over 28

years ago, to focus on the classic Chardonnay and Pinot

Noir cultivars.

CABRIèRE

Thanks to the courageous, unconventional decisions

made then, Achim von Arnim, the famed proprietor, and the

Cabrière team, continue to add to the farm’s spirit today,

by specialising in an enticing range of champenoise which

has been named after the original Cabrière trailblazer and

founder, Pierre Jourdan.

The Pierre Jourdan Tasting Cellar, situated adjacent

to the Haute Cabrière Cellar Restaurant, offers guests

an exclusive wine experience. The auditorium in the

maturation cellar, which is equipped with additional tasting

facilities, presents visitors with the rare opportunity of

enjoying Pierre Jourdan and Haute Cabrière wines in their

‘natural habitat’.

Every Saturday Achim von Arnim and his son, Takuan,

treat guests to the ultimate in wine theatre. Visitors are

whisked away on an intimate journey through Cabrière’s

history and wine philosophy. The use of the famed French

cavalry sabre to open bottle after bottle of Pierre Jourdan

Cap Classique adds the perfect amount of dramatic flair to

this exceptional adventure.

This event is reserved for customers only and, due to

its personal nature, excludes tour guides and groups bigger

than 8. •

Cabrière’s famous Pierre Jourdan

Cabrière cellar


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LOCATION

Lourensford Road

Somerset West

Western Cape

34º 04’ 816”S 18º 53’ 170”E

FACILITIES

• Wine-tasting

• Picnics

• Restaurants

CONTACTS

T: +27 21 8471334

E: info@vergelegen.co.za

www.vergelegen.co.za


Western Cape

Vergelegen Wine Estate is South Africa’s winner in the great

Wine Capitals global Network Best of Wine Tourism Awards

for the second successive year.

The award recognises wineries in 8 of the world’s wine

capitals which demonstrate exceptional capabilities to cater

for and welcome visitors and tourists. Besides being the

global award winner for Cape Town, Vergelegen also won

in 4 national categories: art and culture, a significant wine

tourism experience, architecture, and gardens and grounds.

Vergelegen, meaning ‘situated far away’, was granted

to the governor of the Cape in 1700. Willem Adriaan van

der Stel transformed the uncultivated land into a paradise,

planting vines, camphor trees and oaks, laying out fruit

orchards and orange groves, and introducing cattle and sheep.

During its history Vergelegen has developed a unique

culture which is embodied in its physical properties, in its

people and in the more aesthetic traditions handed down

over the past 300 years. The property still gives pleasure to

its numerous visitors – especially its octagonal garden, the

stately homestead and the fertile valley where fine wines are

grown.

And guarding the front entrance to the homestead

are 5 magnificent camphor trees, planted by Van der Stel

VERgELEgEN

between 1700 and 1706. They are the oldest officially

documented trees on the subcontinent, and were declared a

National Monument in 1942. The trees are a symbol of the

generations who nurtured Vergelegen into the estate it is

today.

After purchasing the estate in October 1987, Anglo

American Farms extensively refurbished the homestead with

carefully selected treasures of early Cape furniture, objets and

textiles to provide a layered historicism of its 300 years of

existence.

Today, it is one of those rare places where the visitor can

begin a progressive discovery into a world that harmonises the

past and present; where an air of dreaminess pervades; and

where synergy between man and his bountiful environment is

accomplished.

Since 1992 the homestead has been open to the

public, allowing visitors to escape into the past, through the

grand items of furniture and elegant interiors. Throughout

its history celebrities of international renown have visited

Vergelegen. Over the past decade Vergelegen has been

honoured to receive the Executive Committee of the ANC,

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, Nelson

Mandela and Bill Clinton. •

Homestead at sunset

Homestead with trees Cellar 2


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LOCATION

Durbanville

Cape Town

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CONTACTS

T: +27 21 976 3361

F: +27 21 976 1810

E: wines@diemersdal.co.za

www.diemersdal.co.za

Western Cape

In 1698 Simon van der Stel granted farmland to Hendrik

Sneewind. Later, when the widow Sneewind married

a certain Captain Diemer, Diemersdal was established.

An old inventory found dating back to 1705 lists 45

wine barrels, a wine press and glass bottles, indicating

that wine has been made on the estate for over three

centuries.

In 1885, the Louws took ownership of the farm, and

since then six generations of Louws have practised their

art with skill and passion at Diemersdal.

More than 12 decades later, Diemersdal is a wellknown

landmark in the lush Durbanville Valley, one of

the Cape’s oldest wine regions.

Making wine runs in the family at Diemersdal. Six

DIEMERSDAL

generations of winemakers sharing one passion have

made fine wines at the Estate since the 1800s. Today,

Diemersdal is renowned for its award-winning range of

red and white wines enjoyed globally.

Diemersdal wines are the perfect expression of

the terroir of the Durbanville Wine Valley. The diverse

soils and slopes provide the optimum conditions for

making premium-quality wines with a prominent varietal

character. The dryland vineyards develop concentrated

flavours, uniformly ripened by the cooling sea breezes

from the Atlantic Ocean.

The result is a vintner’s repertoire that offers 6 single

varietals and three distinctive blends – classic wines

combining the best of the old and the new worlds. •

Vergenoegd (meaning ‘satisfaction’ or ‘contentment’)

has been owned by the Faure family for 6 generations

– since the 1820s. The Cape Dutch homestead is a

historic monument and can be dated back to 1773.

Today, the art of producing Vergenoegd wines is in the

capable hands of winemaker John Faure.

Winemaking has always formed an integral part

of the estate. The Vergenoegd Cabernet Sauvignon

has made a name for itself at the National Red Wine

Show, 5 times being selected Champion and 4 times

grand Champion Wine. These high standards have been

maintained, all the Vergenoegd wine still being awarded

good star ratings by the John Platter Wine guide and

at tastings of the authoritative Wine magazine.

VERgENOEgD

The charming, old-world cellar is equipped with

modern winemaking machinery, the wines quietly

maturing in new French 300 litre oak barrels. The

estate’s soil profile, together with other factors such

as a cooler maritime climate, a modern and attentive

vineyard management, a minimalist approach to

irrigation, selective harvesting and non-invasive

vinification, result in full-bodied, rich red wines

reflecting the unique maritime terroir.

Due to its close proximity to the coast, the terroir

and climate of the estate is unique in South Africa. The

prevailing cool sea breeze and unique lime content of

the soils result in low yields and a long ripening period,

which add structure and concentration to the wines. •

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LOCATION

R310, Baden

Powell Road

Stellenbosch

CONTACTS

T: +27 21 843-3248

F: +27 21 843-3118

E: enquiries@vergenoegd.co.za

www.vergenoegd.co.za

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LOCATION

Annadale Road

Stellenbosch

CONTACTS

T: +27 21 881 3899

F: +27 21 881 3388

E: lawrence@ernieelswines.com

www.ernieelswines.com


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Western Cape

The concept of Ernie Els Wines was born out of a

friendship between Ernie Els and Jean Engelbrecht, who

were driven by a mutual passion for South African red

wine. Combining Jean’s knowledge of wine markets

with Ernie’s impeccable worldwide acclaim, they

focussed on delivering a product that would hold its

own in the company of the finest wines.

They began the venture at Jean’s family wine estate

in Stellenbosch. After sifting through various styles and

concepts, Jean, Ernie and winemaker Louis Strydom

chose a bold, majestic style of red wine encompassing

all five Bordeaux varietals. The marketing synergy

between Ernie’s ‘classic’ golf swing and the classic

Bordeaux blend were obvious.

ERNIE ELS WINES

The site chosen as a home for the wine was no

more than a stone’s throw from where the brand was

conceived – a beautiful 72 ha farm on the slopes of

the Helderberg mountain. And so the wheels were set

in motion to create one of the most exciting venues in

the South African Wine Industry. The dream shared by

these two dynamic individuals was made a reality in

December 2004, when the Ernie Els Winery became a

reality.

Today, there are 4 red wines in the Ernie Els

portfolio: the Ernie Els, Engelbrecht Els, Cirrus and Big

Easy. Visitors to the winery are offered cellar tours and

tastings, which can be enjoyed with cheese and meat

platters against the backdrop of the beautiful views. •

GAME & NATURE

“In wilderness I sense the miracle of life,

and behind it our scientific accomplishments

fade to trivia.”

Charles Lindbergh


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LOCATION

Malaria-free Madikwe

Game Reserve is in the

North West Province

FACILITIES

• View Africa’s most impressive

wildlife on morning and

afternoon/evening game drives

led by professional &Beyondtrained

rangers

• Excellent bird-watching

with over 350 bird species

CONTACTS

T: 27 11 809 4441

E: safaris@andbeyond.com

www.andBeyond.com

North West Province


Situated in the Madikwe game Reserve, close to the

Botswana border in the North West Province, &Beyond

Madikwe Safari Lodge reflects the rich red timbres of the

African earth. Offering a commanding view of the gamerich

plains, each suite overlooks the majestic panorama of

the Dwarsberg Hills, as well as the Marico River, a green

ribbon cutting through the landscape. With only 20 suites

in three cosy camps, Madikwe offers the kind of personal

touch that leaves you feeling pampered yet completely at

home.

Expansive decks provide wide views onto the

spectacular sunsets. Large fireplaces create focal points

for groups to gather and compare wildlife encounters,

whether in the snug sitting areas or over the full flavours

of meals in the dining rooms. Warm colours and easygoing

layouts reflect a lifestyle that is carefree and comfortable.

With huge circular fireplaces at the heart of every

suite and big glass doors blurring the boundary between

inside and out, Madikwe Safari Lodge embodies the warm,

bold heart of this spectacularly rugged corner of Africa.

The beautiful en suite bathrooms boast large bathtubs,

twin basins, and indoor and outdoor showers. Spacious

wooden decks embrace inviting plunge pools, while large

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pizza ovens give meal times a fun twist.

A diverse combination of bushveld and semi-arid

Kalahari, Madikwe boasts not only the famous Big Five,

but a rare glimpse of the endangered African wild dog.

Also home to spotted and brown hyena, and a rich

diversity of mammals, the reserve offers a rewarding gameviewing

experience. Madikwe is famed for Operation

Phoenix, the world’s largest game translocation exercise,

successfully introducing more than 8 000 animals of 28

species since 1991. The reserve also boasts more than 350

bird species.

Madikwe’s open plains are favoured by species such

as springbok and white rhino. Stony outcrops form the

perfect habitat for klipspringer and rock hyrax, while

leopard and hyena use caves as den sites. A number of

dams serve as focal points for elephant, buffalo and rhino.

The Madikwe region is rich in history, having seen

the passage of the famed warrior Mzilikazi, as well

as explorers, traders, hunters and missionaries that

included Dr David Livingstone and Sir Cornwallis Harris.

Renowned South African writer Herman Charles Bosman

celebrates the area’s landscape and characters in many

of his books. •

Plunge pool

Boma Lounge


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LOCATION

Historically rich Eastern Cape

FACILITIES

• Game drives

• Guided bush walks

• Bush sundowners and picnics

• Photographic safaris

• Rhino capture and research

• Archaeological, battlefield and

historical tours

• Bush breakfasts/dinners

• Scenic coastal flights

• Specialist safaris

• Carnivore research

CONTACTS

T: 27 11 809 4441

E: safaris@andbeyond.com

www.andBeyond.com

Eastern Cape


KWANDWE PRIVATE gAME RESERVE

&Beyond Kwandwe Private game Reserve lies in the

heart of South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape, near

grahamstown, and is the perfect ending to a journey

along the famous garden Route. A conservation

victory, Kwandwe’s diverse 22 000 hectares are home to

thousands of animals, including lion, black and white

rhino, buffalo, elephant and cheetah. Meaning ‘Place of

the Blue Crane’ in Xhosa, Kwandwe is also a haven for

this rare, highly endangered bird – South Africa’s national

bird – as well as for other threatened species. Kwandwe

flanks both the north and south banks of the great Fish

River, which meanders for 30 km through this pristine,

private wilderness.

Kwandwe is home to four spectacular lodges, each

with its own unique style.

great Fish River Lodge lies along the lush banks of

the great Fish River. Thatched roofs soar above guest

areas and expansive viewing decks. Stone fireplaces

cast heat and light over the richly woven rugs and

yellowwood furniture. Nine luxurious suites boast floorto-ceiling

folding glass doors. Cool thatched verandas

open onto private plunge pools.

Ecca Lodge is witty and brash, yet intimate. Pagoda-

style corrugated iron roofs playfully top panelled walls

and mesh-covered stone gabions. Wraparound wooden

decks lead from sitting rooms and bedrooms to private

plunge pools and outdoor showers. Flavours and

aromas waft from the open, interactive kitchen, while

comfortable loungers beckon around a rim-flow lap pool.

Uplands Homestead is available only for use by

groups of up to 6. A restored 1905 farmhouse with 3

spacious en suite bedrooms, it is set in a remote, tranquil

valley. gathered at the table for mealtimes or frolicking

in the full-sized swimming pool, families enjoy intimate

times together, with a chef, ranger and tracker team, and

a private safari vehicle to cater to their every whim.

Melton Manor, also a sole-use safari villa, offers 4

en suite bedrooms looking out onto the afromontane

forests. This contemporary farmhouse creates humorous

warmth, its handmade clay chandeliers and Nguni

cow hides mingling comfortably with painted vintage

armoires. A central courtyard with large swimming pool

encourages sharing, while gracious guest areas invite

to an evening curled up at the fireplace. The interactive

farmhouse kitchen is always abuzz with chefs cooking up

delicious dishes with Eastern Cape flair. •

Plunge pool

Bathroom Ecca Lodge


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LOCATION

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Sandwiched between the Kruger

National Park and the renowned

Sabi Sand Private Reserve in

Mpumalanga, South Africa

FACILITIES

• 8 luxury khayas (en suite his-andhers

bathrooms, private heated

plunge pool and outdoor shower)

• Optional laptop, internet

connectivity and satellite television

• Optional in-suite dining

• Maximum 4 guests per safari

vehicle

• Camp capacity – 16

• Communal swimming pool

• Traditional boma

• Dining room (air-conditioned)

• Library

• Bush gymnasium

CONTACTS

T: + 27 11 442 2267

E: reservations@malamala.com

www.malamala.com

Mpumalanga


MalaMala is the blueprint for the luxury photographic

safari. In existence since 1927, it produces the most exciting

wildlife experience this side of the equator. MalaMala game

Reserve is the largest private Big Five game reserve in South

Africa. Comprising 13 300 ha, it shares an unfenced border

of 19 km (12 miles) with the world-renowned Kruger

National Park.

With nature allowed to move to its innate rhythm,

guests experience today what the forefathers of the African

Safari would have experienced at the turn of the century.

This philosophy has paid off, as experienced by a veritable

collection of photo-journalists and film-makers who have

come to MalaMala to capture footage of wildlife viewing

that would rival any Hollywood production for thrilling and

breathtaking animal encounters.

‘Not even Tanzania’s famed Serengeti game Reserve or

the awesome Ngorongoro Crater fills your camera viewfinder

faster with Africa’s legendary Big Five – at MalaMala, lion,

leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros and elephant appear magically,’

says acclaimed wildlife photo-journalist geoff Dalglish in

his Sunday Times review. ‘Nor could Hollywood script the

wide-screen wildlife encounters any more dramatically

or frequently than nature does routinely in this private

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game reserve, that is arguably South Africa’s most famous

internationally.’

Rattray’s on MalaMala offers a glimpse of an era long

past, when travellers to Africa experienced the magic of

the wild in elegance and refinement. The epitome of regal

safari-style, the newest addition to the MalaMala portfolio

is a culmination of the Rattray family’s more than 40 years

of experience. Rattray’s on MalaMala’s combines crystal and

leather, with beautiful furnishings that are a treat to the

connoisseur.

Each suite or khaya (Zulu for ‘home’) functions as an

self-contained dwelling, resplendent with hand-selected

furnishings, lavish his-and-hers bathrooms, a secluded

outdoor shower and a private, heated plunge pool.

There are 8 luxury khayas for a maximum of 16 guests,

each including:

• A private veranda with grand river views

• An indigenous, private garden

• Two bathrooms and an outdoor shower

• A heated plunge pool built into the private veranda

• Outdoor and indoor dining areas for intimate dining

• Optional satellite television, a laptop computer with

wireless internet connectivity, and a DVD player. •

Sable Camp

Sable Camp luxury suite Close-contact game-viewing at MalaMala


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LOCATION

Singita Sabi Sand – Sabi Sand

Private Game Reserve, Mpumalanga

Singita Kruger National Park –

Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga

FACILITIES

• Singita shop

• Singita Spa

• Fully equipped gym

• Game drives

• Guided bush walks

• Mountain biking

• Wine-tasting

• Community tours

• Lodge swimming pools

• Private plunge pools

(Ebony & Boulders)

• Tennis court (Castleton)

CONTACTS

Singita game reserves

T: +27 21 683 3424

F: +27 21 671 6776

E: singita@singita.com

www.singita.com

Mpumalanga


SINGITA SABI SAND: EBONY & BOuLDERS LODGES

AND CASTLETON CAMP

Situated on 18 000 ha of prime Big Five game-viewing

land, Singita Sabi Sand offers an unrivalled wilderness

experience in an exclusive private sanctuary.

Boulders and Ebony, two magnificent lodges

overlooking the Sand River, allow guests to interact with

nature in a lavish milieu that has earned Singita the

highest international accolades for exceptional standards

in accommodation, service and cuisine.

Each lodge has its own distinctive character and

accommodates just 24 guests in 12 air-conditioned

suites. guests enjoy the complete exclusivity of a

private pool and game-viewing deck, spacious interiors,

fireplaces, en suite bathrooms and inside and outside

showers.

Castleton is a sincerely inviting, comfortable

hideaway that exudes timeless charm. Comprising a

stone-walled farmhouse and four beautifully appointed,

air-conditioned double en suite cottages, Castleton can

be reserved as an exclusive retreat for up to 12 guests at

a time. guests enjoy the complete exclusivity of a private

pool, trampoline and tennis court.

SINgITA

SINGITA KRuGER NATIONAL PARK: LEBOMBO &

SWENI LODGES

Situated at the confluence of two rivers in an exclusive

15 000 ha concession on the remote eastern boundary

of the Kruger National Park, Singita Kruger National Park

offers you a wilderness experience unlike any you’ve ever

experienced.

Elevated on a sheer cliff top, Lebombo Lodge

presents 15 luxurious, fully air-conditioned loft-style

suites with sweeping views of the N’wanetsi River. The

lofts are constructed almost entirely of wood and glass to

allow optimal views of the surroundings and flaunt light,

contemporary interiors in which layers of natural, neutral

tones have been combined with rich, organic textures.

The more intimate Sweni Lodge offers 6 exclusive

suites on the banks of the Sweni River. While similar in

architecture and design to Lebombo, the Sweni suites are

more intimate, bathed in dappled shade on the water’s

edge, with their own lounge, dining area and pool. The

use of African artefacts together with leather and khaki

give the Sweni Lodge a more classic safari feel. Sweni

can be booked as an exclusive retreat, accommodating up

to 12 guests at a time. •

Lebombo Lodge

Ebony suite Boulders suite


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LOCATION

75 km east of Port Elizabeth

Eastern Cape

South Africa

E 26°03’01.6”

S 33°28’01.3”

FACILITIES

• 63 rooms spread over

7 self-contained lodges

• Game drives

• Pools

• Born Free Sanctuary

• Animal rehabilitation centre

CONTACTS

T: +27 041 407 1000

E: reservations@mantiscollection.

com

www.mantiscollection.com

Eastern Cape


Shamwari, meaning ‘friend’ in the Shona language, is a

25 000 ha malaria-free, private game reserve situated at

the furthest reach of the garden Route, only 45 minutes

by car from Port Elizabeth. The realisation of one man’s

dream and many people’s passion, the reserve boasts five

eco-systems, thus supporting many forms of plant, animal

and bird life.

We would like you to get to know and enjoy the

very best of African wildlife viewing, so we have brought

together the best this area has to offer. We treat you to

great game-viewing in the mornings and evenings, in

open game-viewing vehicles that have been especially

converted to maximise comfort and viewing. Your personal

game ranger will provide you with insightful, valuable

information about the fauna and flora, and will be happy

to oblige should you have any special requests. game

drives take between three and four hours, with a stop-over

for coffee in the mornings or sundowners at sunset.

Between game drives, you can while away the time

relaxing, reading, luxuriating at the spa, swimming,

enjoying delicious cuisine or taking game walks.

Shamwari is host to two Born Free Foundation

Centres, where big cats that have been rescued from

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adverse conditions are rehabilitated for possible future

release.

Accommodation is offered in 7 separate luxury

lodges. Long Lee Manor, originally built in 1910, has

18 rooms and offers a distinctive colonial experience.

Bushmans River Lodge is a unique historical site, its 4

suites decorated in an artistic African style. Riverdene

Family Lodge is a restored settlers’ lodge with 9 rooms.

The 6-roomed Lobengula Lodge with its thatched roof and

ethnic décor is tucked away deep in the valley bushveld.

Bayethe Lodge is a 5-star, luxury lodge comprising of 12

tented rooms, all with their own private, outdoor plunge

pools. Eagles Crag is nestled in a valley and provides the

ultimate in luxury. Sarili lodge consists of 5 suites and is

limited to 10 guests.

The reserve has received numerous international

awards, including that for the World’s Leading

Conservation Company and game Reserve , which it has

won consecutively for many years.

Shamwari is an African dream, a game reserve in

which plant, animal and bird life unfold the very soul

of an untamed continent, and which offers it for your

enjoyment in the most luxurious surroundings. •

Born Free look-out Eagle’s Crag lounge

White rhino on game-viewing drive


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LOCATION

Situated on Little Brak River

between Mossel Bay and George,

off the N2 on the Garden Route,

4 hours from Cape Town

CONTACTS

T: +27 044 6966055

F: +27 044 6966 272

E: info@botlierskop.co.za

www.botlierskop.co.za


Western Cape

BOTLIERSKOP PRIVATE gAME RESERVE

Situated among spectacular mountains on a 3 000

ha game reserve between Mossel Bay and george, the

malaria-free Botlierskop Private game Reserve offers an

immense diversity of wildlife and activities coupled with

luxurious private tented suites discreetly positioned along

the river bank. There are 26 different species of animals –

including the rare black impala, rhino and buffalo – and

more than 200 bird species.

Each of the 15 luxury air-conditioned suites are

adorned in a romantic, colonial style with 4-poster beds.

Each suite has its own private deck, and the spacious

Executive Suites also boast their own lounge areas. These

are close to the river, secluded from view, with stunning

vistas of the river and mountains. You could also relax

at your private splash pool, or try an exhilarating bush

swing among the trees.

The pool next to the lodge, with its large, open-air

deck, offers breathtaking views of the valley below. The

elegant, thatched restaurant provides the perfect setting

for a unique dining experience you won’t want to miss,

with live entertainment in the form of drumming circles.

More specialised treats include tea with the elephants,

river cruises and spa treatments.

Botlierskop Private game Reserve is the ideal setting

for that extra special getaway, as well as for special

functions, themed evenings and unique weddings – from

the intimate to the exotic! •

Ivory Tree game Lodge is situated in the north-eastern

region of the Pilanesberg National Park, easily accessible

by means of the Bakgatla gate. Nestled in the basin of

an ancient amphitheatre criss-crossed by elephant trails,

it comprises an exclusive lodge development site. The

central facility includes a stunning feature pool, bar,

conference room, dining room, boma and curio shop.

The guest areas have been carefully planned to

ensure easy flow and comfort. They have all been

designed to accommodate a group or to provide intimate

retreats ensuring privacy. The central areas include two

lounges, a bar and cocktail lounge, a multi-tiered dining

room, a conference facility and an open-air boma.

The central areas were designed in a double-volume

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style to ensure impressive views of the surrounding

amphitheater. The large swimming pool has been

positioned between the lodge and the newly completed

water-hole.

The Ivory Tree Amani African Spa is a true African

Experience -- the ultimate escape for pure selfindulgence.

You are invited to indulge in a feast for the

senses and the soul. Our unique spa product brand,

Africology, is made from the purest of ingredients,

which are free from artificial preservatives, colouring and

fragrances. Luxuriate in our pampering and holistic body,

skin and beauty rituals, all designed to relax you and

restore balance and harmony to your body, mind and

soul. •

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LOCATION

North of Sun City

in the Pilanesberg Reserve

North-West Province

CONTACTS

Reservations:

T: +27 11 781 1661

Lodge Contact Details:

T: +27 14 556 8100

E:francois@anthology.co.za

www.ivorytreegamelodge.com

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LOCATION

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

integrated with the adjacent Kruger

National Park, Mpumalanga

FACILITIES

• Morning and evening safaris

• Air-conditioning in each suite

• Earth Lodge suites have private

plunge pools

• Wine cellar

• Amani Spa at Bush Lodge

• Amani Spa at Earth Lodge

• Mini bar in each suite

• En suite bathrooms with outdoor

shower in each suite

• Boutique curio shop at Bush

Lodge and Earth Lodge

• Environmental awareness safaris

on foot

• Safes in each suite

• Private airstrip on the property

• Business centre at Bush Lodge and

Earth Lodge

CONTACTS

T: +27 11 447 7172

F: +27 11 442 0728

E: res@sabisabi.com

www.sabisabi.com

Limpopo


Over a span of 30 years, Sabi Sabi has evolved, protected

and respected the wilderness in its care, and emerged to

become the award-winning icon it is today.

Situated in Sabi Sand Wildtuin, a hotspot of

biodiversity within the greater Kruger National Park, Sabi

Sabi is blessed with an astonishing variety of habitat

and wildlife. guests have an excellent chance of close

encounters with the Big Five, as well as cheetah, wild

dog and all species indigenous to the area. Exciting

morning and evening safaris in open vehicles, as well

as environmental awareness walking safaris, are led by

experienced rangers and trackers.

Within this untamed setting, Sabi Sabi has created

its luxurious lodges in the styles of Yesterday, Today and

Tomorrow.

Epitomising the era of the late 1800s, the historically

themed Selati Camp is the Sabi Sabi of Yesterday. Selati’s

8 beautifully appointed suites, including the Ivory

Presidential Suite, are filled with authentic antiques,

vintage décor and railway memorabilia – offering intimacy

and romance with a dash of nostalgic opulence.

The Today experience is found at Bush Lodge, its

traditional safari style showcasing a vibrant and eclectic

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mix of furnishings garnered from all corners of the African

continent. Accommodating only 25 couples, the lodge

has earned a reputation of warmth and service excellence.

Little Bush Camp continues the Today experience – with

just 6 suites, it is the ideal retreat for small groups.

Earth Lodge, the Sabi Sabi of Tomorrow, is a

celebration of ecological responsibility and stands proud

as one of the world’s top 10 destinations. Sculpted into

a slope of the earth, the lodge merges so well into the

surrounding bushveld that it is virtually invisible. From

the unexpected arrival via a concealed pathway to the

dramatic entrance – a vast foyer with a huge sweep of

semicircular ceiling framed by waterfalls – to the perfect

proportions and gracefully curved walls, their textures and

hues borrowed from nature, everything here is designed

to instill a sense of peace. Each of the 13 suites, including

the famous Amber Suite, is individually decorated and

gloriously luxurious. Earth Lodge continuously meets

and exceeds the highest international standards of

architectural design, innovative décor and superb facilities.

Maintaining a deep respect for and bond with the

wilderness, Sabi Sabi continues to be voted one of world’s

premier safari destinations. •

Bush Deck and pool

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LOCATION

Situated a scenic three

and a half hours’ drive

from Johannesburg in the

Madikwe Game Reserve

CONTACTS

T: +27 18 350 9400

C: +27 83 411 7400

E: reservations@impodimo.com

www.impodimo.com

North-West Province


Carved from the hillside, eight glass-fronted luxury

chalets line a natural spring, each enjoying striking

views. The lodge enjoys spectacular vistas extending as

far as the eye can see. You may wish to visit in summer

and laze on the pool deck with a chilled chardonnay.

Or perhaps you would prefer a winter safari, and after a

day of game-viewing retire to the library with a cognac.

Or you could stoke the fire in your suite and do some

star-gazing before drifting away, your dreams filled

with vivid images of unrestricted close encounters with

Africa’s big game.

The Deluxe safari option is perfect for those

special occasions or for those looking for the last word

in luxury, exclusivity and privacy. This safari option

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offers unlimited safari activities, including game drives

on open 4×4 vehicles and walking safaris with your

own ranger and tracker. There is also a service team

including a private chef, a waitron and a butler at your

disposal.

If you choose the Deluxe safari option, you will

be accommodated in a self-contained luxury unit

containing two suites, each with its own private deck

and en suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower.

The unit also has a central lounge and dining facility

with its own kitchen, bar and viewing deck overlooking

a water-hole and stunning views. Attached are a private,

decked boma and braai (barbeque) area with a private

pool and deck, all overlooking the floodlit waterhole. •

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Discover the taste of paradise at this perfect hide-away.

If you are looking for something a little less formal but

nonetheless exclusive, this lodge is for you! The views are

inescapable from almost anywhere on the property, not

least from your private veranda. The 8 suites are huge,

lightly Mediterranean in style, with elegant furniture and

superb bathrooms.

There is so much to do here – archery, clay-target

shooting, bush-walking, game drives, and, of course,

riding. At Pakamisa, the superior game-viewing vehicle is

a horse! And these divine creatures, trained by the owner

Isabella herself, are bred to be more than merely modes of

transport. Whatever your riding ability, you can participate

in this exciting mode of game-viewing. And to work off the

calories, bush-walks and mountain-bike trails await.

For a more laid-back options, allow yourself to be

absorbed by the beautiful library, or enjoy the impressive

collection of rare African artefacts and paintings in the

enormous, high-ceilinged entrance hall. Or else pull up a

basket chair, drink in hand, and luxuriate in the views of

the large pool and the sprawling vistas beyond.

Meals are an occasion; enjoy mouth-watering

breakfasts and delicious alfresco lunches on the veranda of

the award-winning El Prado restaurant. Contemporary and

international cuisine is beautifully presented, enhancing a

traditional dining experience in the elegant dining room or

‘out of Africa’ style under the stars. The restaurant offers an

exceptional wine list and game specialties. •

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LOCATION

15 km SW of Pongola

Take the R66 from Pongola for

7 km, right onto the D29 for 7 km,

Game Reserve entrance on left

CONTACTS

T: +27 34 413 3559

F: 086 622 9403

E: Pakamisa@pakamisa.co.za

www.pakamisa.co.za

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Pumba is situated in the

malaria-free Eastern Cape,

one hour from Port Elizabeth,

15 minutes from Grahamstown

FACILITIES

• 2 luxury 5-star lodges

• Chalets equipped with their own

private deck

• Plunge pools and outdoor showers

• Dining areas, lounges & bar areas

• Msenge bush lodge has a

gym and a Soul Spa

• Big Five game drives

• Archery

• Bass fishing

• Guided bush-walks

• Horse-riding

• Golf nearby

CONTACTS

T: +27 46 603 2000

F: +27 46 603 2001

E: respumba@pehotels.co.za

www.pumbagamereserve.co.za

Eastern Cape


Imagine a world where you awake to hippo calls as the

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African sun rises over the lake beneath your private

deck.

Situated in an area of rich biodiversity in the

malaria-free Eastern Cape, a mere hour’s drive from Port

Elizabeth, Pumba Private game Reserve offers you an

intimate African experience never to be forgotten.

Pumba is home to Africa’s Big Five, as well as to

the famous white lion, hippo, hyena, cheetah, giraffe,

wild dog and 21 antelope species. Many of these drift

in clear view of the main deck and pool areas at both

lodges. Pumba is also a bird enthusiast’s dream, with an

abundant 270 species of birds.

guests can partake in an array of activities,

including guided bush walks with experienced rangers,

game drives aboard luxury custom-made Land Rovers,

thrilling nocturnal drives, birding safaris with spectacular

sightings, relaxed bass fishing, star-gazing under

the amazing African night sky, and archery under

trained supervision. Off-reserve activities include golf,

horseback rides on the beach, skydiving and scubadiving,

for which transfers can be arranged.

After an exciting day in the bush, you could choose

from any of the treatments provided by the Soul Spa –

such as bamboo massages, body wraps and hot stone

therapy – or enjoy a workout in the glass-enclosed gym.

Dining is a sublime experience. You could dine

indoors or out, on one of the main decks, where

the herd of elephants will form your ‘out of Africa

backdrop. The menus consist of African fusion cuisine

with an Eastern Cape Flair, complemented by a

collection of the best local wines.

We are proud to offer you a choice of two distinct,

luxurious lodges.

Water Lodge, on the banks of Lake Cariega,

comprises luxurious stone and thatch chalets. From your

own game-viewing deck, slip into your secluded plunge

pool, cocktail in hand, or take an outdoor shower to the

music of lapping water.

Msenge Bush Lodge overlooks the Cariega River

floodplain and the Zuurberg mountains. Although

the glass walls allow uninterrupted viewing of nearby

wildlife, each chalet is completely secluded, with its own

sun deck, plunge pool and outdoor shower.

Whatever your African dream entails, Pumba Private

game Reserve has the means to fulfil it. Imagine ... •

Pumba Water Lodge perched on the banks of Lake Cariega

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LOCATION

Kichaka Lodge

Assegaai Bush

Grahamstown

Eastern Cape

South Africa

FACILITIES

• Game drives

• Golf

• Hiking

• Horse trails

• Fishing

• Conference facilities

• Massage

CONTACTS

T: +27 46 622 6024

F: +27 46 622 6028

C: +27 83 236 0754

www.kichaka.co.za

Eastern Cape


Set between two streams in a lush bushveld valley,

Kichaka Lodge is an exclusive 5-star lodge located in a

Big Five reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, a mere

hour from the Port Elizabeth airport. You could land at

the airport, enjoy a comfortable drive, and be relaxing

on your own private game-viewing deck within the hour,

cocktail in hand.

This luxury lodge sleeps 20 people in 10 secluded

stone and thatch suites. Special care has been taken to

ensure spectacular views from the lounge, bedroom and

bathroom of each unit. Each 70 m², climate-controlled

suite has a lounge area with large glass sliding doors on

two sides opening so widely that the rooms become part

of the surrounding bush. Each suite also boasts a large

viewing deck and private, heated plunge pool.

The suites are connected to the main lodge by

walkways winding through the bush, and the lodge

overlooks a large water-hole popular with hippo, giraffe,

elephant and countless other game.

The lounge and dining areas have been designed

to present the best possible aspects over unspoilt

bush, and large terraces above the water-hole provide

a magnificent viewing deck. One of the terraces also

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extends to a small island, creating an enchanting

outdoor dining area.

You could enjoy a swim in the heated rim-flow

pool adjacent to the water-hole, or simply enjoy sun,

cocktails and glorious views on the large pool terrace.

Kichaka offers 5-star cuisine, a superb wine list and

impeccable personal service. The inventive Executive

Chef serves sophisticated contemporary South African

cuisine. Sumptuous meals can by enjoyed in the main

dining room, in the privacy of your own suite, or at one

of our specially designed outdoor areas.

The immediate camp area is secured by discreet

electric fencing, to ensure the safety of guests and to

deter elephants from destroying our trees. Uniquely

protected in this manner, you are able to walk freely

around the camp and enjoy the local flora and bird life.

Experienced rangers maximise every opportunity

to ensure exceptional viewing during your game drives

on the established 20 000 acre game reserve. Excellent

sightings of lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo, as well

as cheetah, hippo, giraffe, hyena, zebra, warthog and

numerous species of antelope are enjoyed on game

drives across the open plains of the reserve. •

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LOCATION

Ajacent to the Kruger Park

in Limpopo Province

FACILITIES

• Game drives

• Guided game walks

• Amani Spa

• Swimming

• Game-tracking

CONTACTS

T: +27 11 253 6500

F: +27 11 803 7350

E: sales@thornybush.co.za

www.thornybush.co.za

Limpopo


In the heart of Big Five country adjacent to the greater

Kruger National Park, with a huge diversity of mammal and

bird species, lies 11 500 hectares of pristine African Bushveld

– Thornybush Private game Reserve. Here, 7 exclusive

lodges are individually designed to provide an unrivalled

safari experience. Diverse accommodation caters for most

needs, from rustic understated comfort to luxury of the

finest order. All lodges offer exciting dawn and dusk safaris

with fully qualified rangers and trackers, and bush-walks for

the more adventurous.

Thornybush Main Lodge boasts 20 air-conditioned

luxury suites and 2 family suites, all with extensive living

areas overlooking the seasonal Monwana River. Enjoy

sweeping vistas of the savannah and an ever active waterhole

from your private deck.

Tastefully decorated in warm earthy tones and

indigenous woods, the n’Kaya Lodge combines luxury with

simplicity. The spacious double suites, each with private

lounges, ensure optimal space for the discerning guest.

At the Serondella Lodge, suspended wooden walkways

link treetop hides to luxuriously appointed suites set along

the Monwana tributary. This lodge is flanked by two waterholes,

where you can enjoy an abundance of wildlife and

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birdlife from spectacular viewing decks.

The Drakensberg Mountains provide a majestic

backdrop for the Jackelberry Lodge, a 10-bedded rustic

camp with spectacular views. The bush around the lodge

teems with game and more than 250 different species of

birds. Relax by a crackling campfire after a hearty traditional

bushveld dinner and listen to the sounds of the African

night.

Shumbalala Lodge offers ultimate 5-star comfort

throughout its 4 suites, including a feature Presidential Suite

of opulent proportions. This Lodge continues to gather

excellent feedback from guests from all over the world.

Nkelenga is an exclusive use self-catering camp.

Situated above a large watering hole, it sleeps 10 and

offers family and friends a perfect opportunity to enjoy the

wonders of the bush without interference from other guests.

The Chapungu Lodge is authentically furnished in

colonial splendour, hand-picked pieces enhancing the

ambience of the 5 air-conditioned en suite tents. Enjoy

scenic views from the vantage of elevated deck, an active

water-hole in close proximity. And savour Chapungu’s

culinary delights in the classically appointed dining room or

around the fire in the boma. •

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Lounge Luxury suite


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LOCATION

Off Lynnwood Road,

Graham Road,

The Willows,

Pretoria East

CONTACTS

T: +27 12 809 0266/77

F: +27 12 809 0146

E: farmfin@satis.co.za

www.farminn.co.za

Gauteng


Built of stone and thatch, the Farm Inn exudes the

atmosphere of an African stone palace. A mere 40

minutes from Central Pretoria and 60 minutes from

the OR Tambo International Airport, this family-owned

luxury country hotel is the ideal getaway. It also presents

superb conference facilities supplemented by fine cuisine.

The Farm Inn boasts its own chapel, making it ideal for

weddings, and 4-star accommodation is offered.

Nestled on a rocky outcrop under the African

sun, this private wildlife estate extends over 70 ha of

indigenous bush. There are over 20 big cats including

cheetah, leopard, white lion, and even Bengal tigers,

and a wide selection of other game. Game drives are

offered daily. Thanks to a cheetah breeding program, the

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opportunity often arises to interact with tame cheetahs

and their cubs. Intimate private dinners can also be

arranged on request in the lion camp boma surrounded

by the lion enclosures.

The Tugela a la carte restaurant has a distinctly

South African flavour, and a light garden menu is

available throughout the day. The Sunday buffets in the

Letaba room have become legendary and offer excellent

value. The bomas Mkula and Wag ‘n Bietjie create a

distinctive bush atmosphere, and cater for anything from

small breakaway groups to large corporate affairs.

This year, the Farm Inn celebrates its 25th year of

offering unrivalled hospitality. You are invited to come

and experience it for yourself. •

WELLNESS

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge.

Listen hard. Practice wellness.

Play with abandon. Laugh.

Choose with no regret.

Appreciate your friends.

Continue to learn.

Do what you love.

Live as if this is all there is.”


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LOCATION

Old Rustenburg Road,

Magaliesburg,

South Africa

FACILITIES

• Spa

• Laundry service

• Information on activities and

places of interest

• Secretarial services

• Complimentary internet access

• Private guest library/study and

lounge

• 24 hour medical support

• Daily newspapers

• Children over the age of 12 years

welcome

• 24 hour airport transfers available

by arrangement

• Outdoor heated swimming pool

CONTACTS

Reservations

T: 0861 50 50 50

T: + 27 21 430 5302

E: reservations@mountgrace.co.za

www.africanpridehotels.com

Head Office

T: +27 21 430 5000

F: +27 21 430 5320

Gauteng


MOUNT gRACE COUNTRY HOUSE & SPA

Set in the Magaliesburg Mountains, surrounded by 10 acres

of lush gardens, the Mount grace is a haven of natural

elegance, offering the ultimate in South African rural living.

An hours’ drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria, the

Mount grace Country House & Spa is a timeless gem where

the world slows, time drifts and gentle luxury and peace

abound.

Indulge in delicious country cuisine and refined

romance at one of two signature restaurants. For over 20

years, the Mount grace Country House & Spa has been

known for the generous country-style buffets on offer at

Twist. Discover our legendary Sunday lunches, each dish

tempting you into decadency, to the backdrop of sweeping

views of the valley below.

A warm, intimate dining experience awaits you at the

Rambling Vine, a discerning a la carte restaurant breathing

romance, elegance and subtle style.

The renowned Mount grace Spa offers a soothing,

pampering experience where time simply seems to disappear.

The natural stone, thatched building is shaped to represent

a baby lying in the calm foetal position – evoking feelings

of nurturing and peace.

Discover the healing and relaxing benefits of water

therapy in the outdoor Hydrotherapy Spa garden. With

its Jacuzzi, flotation pool, rock pools and waterfalls, the

Spa garden has been designed to take full advantage of

the therapeutic benefits of hydrotherapy, nature and the

elements.

Spend time in Eden, a tranquil, shady part of the

gardens conducive to meditation and quiet reflection. We

recommend floating in the buoyant waters of the Brine Pool

(liquid sound flotation pool) whilst listening to whale song

piped through the water. Twenty minutes in the Brine Pool

is said to have the same effect as four hours of sleep.

Also on offer is Thallasso therapy, a form of

hydrotherapy engaging the rejuvenating forces of water

and natural elements to heal the body and soothe the soul.

Varying temperature and pressure in the hydrotherapy tub

stimulates circulation, eases away tension and assists in the

release of toxins. Allow the underwater jets to invigorate the

body, increase muscle tone and strengthen immunity. And

at your discretion, your therapist could pamper you even

further by performing a pressure point massage on your

scalp.

Last but not least, the Spa Café offers delicious light

meals to make your indulgence complete. •

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LOCATION

Lagoon View Drive

Eastern Head

Knysna

South Africa

Pezula is a 40 minutes’

flight from Cape Town

CONTACTS

T: +27 44 302 3333

E: reservations@pezula.com

www.pezula.com

Western Cape

Pezula Spa & gym is a calm sanctuary where natural

elements and textures – reed ceilings, stone walls, rich

dark wood and earthy finishes – reflect the soul of Africa.

This multi-award-winning spa has just been named

Best Overseas Hotel Spa by the Condé Nast Traveller’s

Readers’ Travel Awards 2009, and Favourite Spa in Africa

by the 2009 SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards.

It boasts a state-of-the-art gym, outdoor Jacuzzi,

12 m heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room, sun bed,

rain forest shower, juice bar, nail bar, hair salon and

9 therapy rooms, complemented by a team of highly

trained professionals. The post-treatment room with its

heated massage waterbeds is one of a kind in Africa.

Pezula Signature Treatments harness age-old natural

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remedies and offer a unique fusion of therapies in which

ingredients and essential essences from indigenous

fynbos are used. Scrubs, wraps, massages, steam baths,

milk baths, and hydrotherapy are orchestrated to ensure

a sensory experience that creates a feeling of total

relaxation and serenity.

Pezula Spa’s signature massage is the Phumla

Massage, an African drumbeat massage which employs

long strokes and deep kneading pressure into the muscle

tissue to improve circulation and ease muscular aches

and tension using Maruwa Shea Butter.

The newly launched Medi-Spa facility features a

comprehensive menu of specialist treatments for a variety

of conditions. •

ARABELLA WESTERN CAPE HOTEL & SPA

Well revered as one of Africa’s premiere spa

destinations, the award winning Arabella Spa is a

heavenly retreat devoted to wellbeing, where the

art of pampering has been fine-tuned to blissful

perfection. In this sublime peaceful setting, guests are

encouraged to leave the city behind them and indulge

in the art of “slow”, by spending either a few hours or

an entire day at Arabella Spa.

The spa is home to the world-first, African

Rainforest Experience, a two-hour sensory water and

steam treatment created exclusively for the spa, using

African products and inspired by the African rains.

The spa combines traditional and modern

therapies, artfully fusing Far Eastern and Western

knowledge with innovative beauty products of the

highest international quality, leaving spa visitors with

a deep feeling of relaxation and a restored natural

balance.

guests of the hotel and spa may make use of

the heated indoor hydro-pool and outdoor lap pool,

sauna, steam room, fitness centre and candle room at

their own leisure, and at no additional cost.

A true playground for travellers, the Arabella

Western Cape Hotel & Spa is a magical oasis for

families. Children find an abundance of activities

and attractions that will deliver treasured memories

and enrich their spirits. Spark their imagination

with themed adventures and supervised childrens’

programmes. •

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LOCATION

Arabella Western Cape

Hotel & Spa

Arabella Country Estate

R44, Kleinmond

CONTACTS

Hotel reservations:

T: +27 28 284 0000

E: reservations@

www.arabellawesterncapehotel.co.za

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LOCATION

Fancourt is located in the heart of

the beautiful Garden Route, just 10

minutes from George airport and the

city of George

CONTACTS

T: +27 44 804 0000

E: hotel@fancourt.co.za

Fancourt Reservations

T: +27 44 804 0010

E: reservations@fancourt.co.za

www.fancourt.com

Western Cape


Relax and rejuvenate in truly beautiful surroundings

at the Fancourt Spa, enjoying an exclusive range of

therapies, treatments and leisure activities.

Luxury goes hand in hand with signature treatments,

state-of-the-art wellness equipment and the utmost

professionalism, to provide a truly holistic health and

wellness experience.

Enjoy a signature massage, re-energising facial,

some quiet time in the tepidarium, or a gentle swim in

the heated Roman Bath with magnificent views of the

Outeniqua Mountains.

The Fancourt Spa houses a professional hair salon,

which offers a range of treatments as well as a wide

selection of international hair care products.

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Directly opposite from the Hair Salon, is an exclusive

ladies boutique, Lulu TanTan, which specialises in Asianinspired

clothing and accessories in a decadent and plush

retail environment.

Mark gold Jewellers is situated nearby to tempt

visitors to the Spa with their glittering collection, so be

sure to pay them a visit.

Complete your visit to the Fancourt Spa with a

light, organic snack or a refreshing smoothie at Morning

glory, which overlooks the 1st tee of the Outeniqua golf

Course. The captivating views and fresh countryside air

will do wonders for the soul.

Revitalise mind, body and spirit at the magnificent

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Sabi Sabi has opened two new Amani Spas at Earth

Lodge and Bush Lodge. Run by Amani African Spas, the

new spas complement Sabi Sabi’s ethos of creating a

space at one with nature.

On offer are holistic body, skin and beauty rituals,

rejuvenating massages and soothing treatments. Amani

means ‘Peace’ in kiSwahili, and the new spas reflect this

throughout each treatment.

Amani’s philosophy is ‘to create the ultimate African

Bush Spa experience that is pampering, unique and

memorable, by creating an enchanting ambience of

absolute tranquillity that reflects the soul of Africa with

its natural elements and textures’.

At Earth Lodge, the spa design mirrors that of the

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lodge, and treatment suites create the perfect atmosphere

for restoring nature’s balance. The Pango (‘cave’) Room

is a highlight – a cave-like suite for ‘rasul’ – a cleansing

thermal mud treatment.

All Bush Lodge treatment suites have beautiful views

onto the bush, and there is an outdoor bath, shower and

treatment area guaranteed to delight spa visitors.

Enhancing the philosophy of healing and wellbeing

are the products used – Africology, Essence of Africa – a

brand unique to South Africa that is free from artificial

preservatives, colouring and fragrances. Indigenous plants

and pure essential oils form the foundation of Africology

products, and the range is designed to stimulate healing

and inhibit ageing. •

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LOCATION

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve,

integrated with the adjacent Kruger

National Park, Limpopo

CONTACTS

P: + 27 13 735 5261

F: + 27 13 735 5260

E: earth@sabisabi.com

www.sabisabi.com

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LOCATION

Northern Drakensburg

Greater Kruger Park

National Park region

FACILITIES

• Game

• Spa

• 3 Dining Venues

• Wine Cellar

CONTACTS

Kapama River Lodge

T: +27 15 793 8700

E: res@kapama.co.za

www.kapama.co.za

Limpopo


KAPAMA RIVER LODgE WELLNESS CENTRE UMNgAZI RIVER BUNgALOWS & SPA

The Drakensberg mountains provide a majestic

backdrop to the largest private game lodge in the

greater Kruger National Park region. Kapama River

Lodge is situated within the Kapama game Reserve,

and although large, it is so stylish and roomy and

beautifully positioned along a dry riverbed, that

guests fall in love with it.

Our Wellness Centre is a piece of paradise

designed to uplift mind, body and soul. Complete

with a modern gym, the centre energises and

uplifts in the healing presence of nature. While

connecting with the call of the wild, indulge in an

array of specially designed spa treatments.

Embrace the essence of Africa, let your

heart beat to its rhythm, let your body enjoy

Kapama’s magical signature treatment: Marula

Miracle Moments. Experience this journey to total

euphoria. Wonderful treatments such as a Calabash

Massage and Rasul – only two of the 5 magical

treatments – ensure that your journey is perfectly

completed.

Other unique treatments such as the Kapama

Pinotage Bliss and the Marula Sensual Steam

treatments are tailor-made to meet the needs of

individuals or couples.

Talented, experienced beauty technicians remain

up to date with global treatments whilst ensuring

the flow of African wisdom into the pampering

experience. Stepping from one invigorating

treatment to the next, a lap pool invites you to

lie back and relax under a breathtaking bushveld

sky. •

The Wild Coast may be South Africa’s most

spectacular region, with its rocky coastlines, indigenous

forests, secluded coves and many river mouths .... It’s a

unique place, where man and nature exist in complete

harmony. Here, the sights, sounds and smells of the sea

provide a constant joy.

An award-winning family resort noted for its

generous hospitality, Umngazi offers a quintessential

escape from the far-away cities. The resort is owned

by a family who grew up in the area – the goss family,

who share a true passion for and understanding of the

land and its people.

Our spa is nestled high in the Umngazi hills,

with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. The

architecture is a fusion of Cape Cod and African,

blending with the beautiful natural surroundings. From

the moment you step onto the Spa pathway, you will

know that it is a place devoted to your overall wellbeing.

It’s an ultimate refuge for those seeking to

refresh, restore, re-connect and receive an experience

beyond expectation. guests are treated to a secluded,

tranquil experience, to the soundtrack of breakers and

bird calls.

The spa has also provided many employment

opportunities for our local Pondo community, as

Umngazi is committed to social responsibility, sustained

development and empowerment by means of job

creation and upliftment. This is a spa that offers not

only pampering and food for the mind, body and soul,

but also considers the people that have grown within

Umngazi and have created the success of the resort and

spa – our local community. •

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LOCATION

Near umngazi river mouth

Port St Johns

Wild Coast

31° 40’20.82”S, 29°27’14.64”E

CONTACTS

T: +27 47 5641115/6/8/9

C: 082 3215841/2

E: stay@umngazi.co.za

www.umngazi.co.za

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LOCATION

Plot 41, Reier Road,

Kameeldrift East, Pretoria

CONTACTS

T: +27 12 808 0150

E: reservations@kievitskroon.co.za

www.kievitskroon.co.za

Gauteng

Here, self-indulgence is the only rule. Escape to

the countryside, where pampering, relaxation and

rejuvenation await you at Kievits Kroon’s Spa.

Designed to meet the highest European standards,

the Spa has one of the most advanced Thermae

facilities in gauteng. Be invigorated by plunge pools,

unwind in our sauna and steam rooms, or simply relax

in our heated indoor swimming pool while enjoying a

wonderful view of the estate.

Our qualified therapists are on hand to guide you

through the spa experience. Pamper yourself with a

variety of treatments or choose one of the packages

on offer, ranging from half day to full day and

overnight stay. The use of internationally established

products such as Decléor further guarantees tangible

health and beauty results.

KIEVITS KROON HOTEL & SPA

The extensive range of carefully designed

treatments are tailored to suit individual needs. You

could relieve your stress with a specialised fullbody

massage, or opt for the ultra-relaxing Shiatsu

Signature Facial Experience – a highly beneficial

massage technique whereby the therapist applies

pressure with her thumbs, fingers and palms to

specific areas of the face and body. Refresh your skin

with a full-body exfoliation, leaving it supple and

smooth. And do not forget about your hands and

feet, for which we have several choices on offer.

We invite you to come and de-stress in our spa,

restoring your energy and strength whilst balancing

body, mind and soul... •

MANgWANANI PRIVATE AFRICAN DAY SPAS

Mangwanani Private African Day Spas are located in some of

the most idyllic settings in South Africa, and offer you true

African indulgence.

The idea was born out of a personal dream to establish

a retreat where visitors would be allowed to indulge in

sheer decadence. Another aim was specifically to uplift rural

woman – to empower previously disadvantaged members of

the local communities.

Indulge your senses at a Mangwanani Spa, where

traditional healing therapies and sensual royal rituals have

been woven into unique treatments designed to rejuvenate

and revitalise.

guests at Mangwanani are greeted by African

drumming and singing, and are pampered with Mangwanani

signature treatments, including full-body massage, spa facial,

body exfoliation and more, accompanied by scrumptious

meals including decadent chocolates.

Mangwanani is the perfect destination for couples,

groups and individuals of all ages, and unique packages

can be created to suit your specific needs, whether they are

client relationship management, corporate events or simply

unwinding, relaxing and experiencing the Mangwanani

Magic.

Mangwanani is a true African spa entertainment

destination experience, committed to empowerment and

responsible tourism. Healing Africa through African Healing ...

Mangwanani has won Spa of the Year in South Africa

since its inception. •

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LOCATION

5 Wellness centres around South

Africa

Call central reservations or see

website for more information

CONTACTS

Central Reservations:

T: 0860 55 00 55

E: info@mangwanani.co.za

www.mangwanani.co.za

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LOCATION

Carltonville

North West Province

CONTACTS

T: +27 18 285 1050

C: 073 776 7756

F: 086 647 4223

E: info@featherhillspa.com

www. featherhillspa.com

North West


FEATHER HILL WELLNESS AND RETREAT SPA

Named Best Boutique Hotel Spa in South Africa in

2009, Feather Hill Wellness and Retreat Spa is situated

on the edge of a hill in the North West Province. Here,

you will find unlimited views, pristine nature and fresh

sugar-bush scents – in fact, you will feel as though

you’ve found heaven on earth! We ‘feather’ our clients

through their customised treatments and entire stay,

to ensure that they unwind the mind and revitalise the

body. Treatments provided by highly professional and

experienced staff, combined with luxury accommodation,

make Feather Hill Spa a truly exceptional refuge.

Feather Hill Spa has also been voted one of the

best 100 spas in Africa, and the best tourism product of

Potchefstroom for 2009. We would love to show you

why – and we will exceed all your expectations!

But that’s not all. Feather Hill also offers a

breathtaking wedding and function venue – the Wedding

Nest. It comprises a rustic chapel with a clear view of

the sunset, a banqueting hall complete with chandeliers,

and patios offering enchanting vistas of the city lights

at night. Then there are the picture-perfect gardens

blossoming with all shades of flowers, and babbling

waterfalls ....

The Wedding Nest is committed to lavish hospitality

upon its guests, to captivate their imagination and to

create the wedding of their dreams.

Only one and a half hours from Johannesburg on

the N12, heaven on earth is waiting for you ....•

AMANI SPA AT THORNYBUSH gAME RESERVE

In the heart of Big Five country adjacent to the greater

Kruger National Park lies 11 500 hectares of pristine African

Bushveld – Thornybush Private game Reserve. Within the

reserve, at the elegant 5-star Thornybush game Lodge,

unrivalled big-game viewing is complemented by exquisite

accommodation, sublime cuisine and by the Amani Spa.

The Amani group specialises in African safari spas

at exclusive 5-star lodges and hotels. Amani’s philosophy

is to offer the ultimate African bush spa experience by

creating an enchanting ambience of absolute tranquillity

that reflects the soul of Africa. Every detail of the treatment

setting is considered, ensuring a sense of space and an air

of relaxation where one can indulge in holistic body, skin

and beauty rituals, uniquely designed to relax the spirit,

harmonise the body, preserve youthfulness and enhance

health and vitality.

Enhancing the philosophy of healing and wellbeing

are the products used – Africology, Essence of Africa – a

brand unique to South Africa that is free from artificial

preservatives, colouring and fragrances. Indigenous plants

and pure essential oils form the foundation of Africology

products, and the range is designed to stimulate healing

and inhibit ageing.

At Thornybush, the existing spa facilities have just been

renovated to almost three times their former size. The spa

offers a full range of treatments to Thornybush game Lodge

guests, as well as satellite treatments to guests at Chapungu

and Nkelenga. •

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LOCATION

Adjacent to the Kruger Park

in Limpopo Province

LOCATION

T: +27 11 253 6500

F: +27 11 803 7350

E: sales@thornybush.co.za

www.thornybush.co.za

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LOCATION

24 km from Pietermaritzburg,

along the Otto’s Bluff Road

S29 0 26’ 467”

E30 0 18’ 766”

CONTACTS

T: +27 33 569 1321

F: +27 33 569 1322

E: info@karkloofspa.com

www.karkloofspa.com

KwaZulu-Natal


Tucked away on 3 500 ha in the magical and malaria-free

Midlands, a mere 24 km from Pietermaritzburg and an hour

or so from Durban, Karkloof Spa is a naturally lavish haven

and a 5-star destination in itself.

Here, wellness and wildlife embrace one other.

Relaxation and rejuvenation in Africa’s biggest spa is

interspersed with the exhilaration of walking, hiking and

mountain-biking. game-viewing is rewarded by sightings of

rhino, buffalo, zebra, giraffe and numerous antelope species.

Misty forests and overgrown thickets sidle up to sun-kissed

savannahs, while crystal clear waterfalls tumble from great

heights into rivers winding through fertile valleys.

Panoramic views greet you wherever you find yourself.

Space embraces every room, inside and out. Time gives

KARKLOOF SPA

you a break as it slows to a near standstill ... There are no

pressures of set mealtimes, and with the freedom to plan

your activities at a pace to suit your inclinations, you can

unwind completely.

Accommodation at Karkloof comprises 16 private

villas, and amenities include a library, private bar, romantic

restaurant, as well as indoor and wraparound outdoor lounges.

The Karkloof Spa has been awarded the SA Tourism

Welcome Award as the Best Accommodation Provider, the

Tatler Spa Award as the Most Exciting New Discovery for

2009, the Professional Beauty Award 2009 as the the Best

Hotel/Resort Spa for 2009, and the Amarula Best Retreats

in Africa Award as the the Leading Wellness and Wildlife

Retreat. •


LEISURE

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South Africa boasts some of the finest beaches in the world. From the

pristine coastal stretch of Cape Vidal in KwaZulu-Natal to the Eastern

Cape’s famous Wild Coast, from the penguin colony of Boulders Beach

to sun-drenched Camps Bay in the Western Cape … when it comes to

beaches, we win, hands down.

Our beaches are much more than a haven for sun-worshippers and

surfers. There’s so much to see and do along our dramatic coastline,

including a range of wonderful multi-day coastal hikes. Here’s a quick

rundown on some of the best beaches in South Africa.

EASTERN CAPE

The Eastern Cape is home to some

fine beaches. Port Elizabeth and

East London are surfing hotspots,

and the Wild Coast is famous for its

craggy landscapes, furious seas and

extravagantly beautiful beaches.

Port St John’s, Wild Coast

A lovely, fairly undeveloped piece

of tropical coastline, offering great

swimming and good lazing in the

waters of the coastal lagoon.

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth’s benign beaches,

protected by the gentle curves of

Algoa Bay, offer safe swimming and

surfing. Kings Beach is a favourite,

and Humewood Beach is a frequent

Blue Flag winner. There’s also a

nearby snake park and dolphins at

play in the oceanarium.

East London

The laid-back city of East London

has a thriving beach culture, with

sand dunes, rock outcrops and

ocean views. Orient Beach has good

swimming, and the black rocks of

Eastern Beach are great for photos

and exploration. Or you could take

long walks down Nahoon Beach

and gonubie Beach.

KWAZuLu-NATAL

The KwaZulu-Natal coastline

has great weather all year round

and wonderful – if sometimes

overpopulated – beaches on both

the south and north coasts. In

between, the whole city of Durban

SOUTH AFRICAN BEACHES

is really just a life-support system

for its beaches.

Cape Vidal, iSimangaliso

Wetland Park

One of the finest beaches in the

country, with long stretches of

snow-white sand. Visitors can

explore the many rock pools along

the beach, and sight humpback

whales in October.

umhlanga Rocks

North of Durban, the beaches of

Umhlanga come alive during the

South African school holidays,

offering a feast of fun for

the whole family. There’s sea

swimming, surfing, boogieboarding,

rock pools and warm

tidal pools.

South Beach, Durban

Part of Durban’s world-famous

golden Mile, South Beach is

ideal for swimming and surfing.

And there’s plenty to do along

the beachfront besides: hawkers

sell Zulu beadwork, baskets,

woodwork and handicrafts, and

ricksha drivers ply their trade.

And at the end of the golden

Mile, spanning over 15 hectares

of prime beachfront, lies uShaka

Marine World, Africa’s biggest

marine theme park.

Margate, South Coast

The fun capital of the KwaZulu-

Natal Hibiscus Coast, drawing

crowds of mainly young people in

the summer holidays.

WESTERN CAPE:

CAPE PENINSuLA

In Cape Town, try Clifton for the

fashionable set; Sandy Bay, our

unofficial nudist beach, for the

wouldn’t-wear-fashion-anyhow set;

and Long Beach for the walking.

Boulders offers the best swimming

- and penguins for company.

Camps Bay

The Western Cape’s answer to

St Tropez. It’s popular with the

beautiful people of the world and

offers spectacular views of Lion’s

Head and the Twelve Apostles.

Sunsets on Camps Bay are a real

treat, and if you’ve had enough

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sand and surf, take in a sundowner

at one of the nearby restaurants

and bars.

Clifton

This is the Cape’s ‘millionaire’s row’.

Known by film crews and fashion

magazines as the perfect beach

location, Clifton is a favourite for

international models and film stars

- and the locals love it too.

Bloubergstrand

Bloubergstrand - Blouberg

beach - offers spectacular views

of Cape Town’s Table Mountain

and Robben Island, where Nelson

Mandela was imprisoned for over

20 years. There are great outdoor

restaurants nearby for snacks or

long, lazy lunches.

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach, part of the

Table Mountain National Park,

is a haven for jackass (African)

penguins. A small entrance fee

covers the upkeep of the sanctuary.

Apart from the penguins, the

huge granite boulders make for

spectacular scenery, and the

swimming is great.

Hermanus

The sleepy town of Hermanus is

known as the best land-based

whale-watching site in the world.

Every year the town holds a

Whale Festival to mark the spring

migration of southern right whales.

grotto Beach has won international

recognition for its pristine

condition and excellent facilities.

Muizenberg

Lying on the Indian Ocean

seaboard, Muizenberg’s water

is warmer than that of other

Atlantic Ocean beaches of the Cape

peninsula, making it a favourite

for swimmers and a great family

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beach. It’s also the ideal spot for a

relaxed beach picnic, with nearby

restaurants offering freshly caught

seafood.

WESTERN CAPE: GARDEN ROuTE

The Western Cape garden Route is

known for its natural scenic beauty,

with lush forests and spectacular

beaches.

Noetzie

Just outside Knysna you’ll find

the little town of Noetzie, famous

for the three romantic castles on

its beach. Not too far away are

the pristine sands of Buffels Bay -

definitely worth a visit.

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Plettenberg Bay

One of South Africa’s favourite

holiday playgrounds, Plettenberg

Bay is home to two incredible

beaches, Robberg and Central

Beach. Robberg offers whale

watching and Central Beach some

remarkable views of the Outeinqua

Mountaints-and spectacular sunsets

over the sea.


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Western Cape

GOLF

Atlantic Beach 021 553 2223

www.atlanticbeach.co.za

Arabella 028 284 9383

www.westerncapehotel

andspa.co.za

Langebaan Country Club 022 772 2112

www.langebaanestate.co.za

Steenberg Golf Estate 021 713 1632

www.steenberghotel.com

De Zalze Golf Estate 021 880 7300

www.dezalzegolf.com

ErinvaleGolf Estate 021 847 1144

www.erinvalegolfestate.com

Pearl Valley 021 867 8000

www.pearlvalley.co.za

Fancourt 044 804 0000

www.fancourt.com

Goose Valley 044 533 0845

www.goosevalleygolf.com

Oubaai Golf Estate 044 851 0081

www.oubaai.co.za

Pezula Golf Estate & Spa 044 302 3333

www.pezula.co.za

Pinnacle Point 021 673 2700

www.pinnaclepoint

group.co.za

Simola 044 302 9677

www.simolaestate.co.za

Eastern Cape

Cape Bushman Sands 042 231 8054

www.riverhotels.co.za

Fish River Sand 040 676 1101

www.suninternational.com

St Francis Links 042 200 4500

www.stfrancislinks.co.za

Humewood Golf Club 041 5832137

Gauteng

Gauteng Blair Atholl 011 996 6303

www.blairatholl.co.za

Dainferm 011 875 0400

www.dainfern.co.za

Eagle Canyon 011 801 6600

www.eaglecanyon.co.za

Emufuleni 016 932 1162

Royal JHB 011 640 3021

www.royaljk.za.com

CC Johannesburg -

Woodmead 011 202 1620

www.ccj.co.za

Houghton 011 728 7337

www.houghton.co.za

Valley 011 318 3410

www.bluevalley.co.za

Pebble Rock 012 808 2242

www.pebblerock.co.za

Pecanwood 012 244 8000

www.pecanwood.co.za

Seasons Eco Estate 012 250 2522

www.seasons-golf-estate.co.za

KwaZulu-Natal

Natal Durban Country Club 031 313 1777

www.dcclub.co.za

Mount Edgecombe 031 539 5330

www.mountedgecombe.com

Princes Grant & Lodge 032 482 0005

www.princesgrantlodge.co.za

Simbithi 032 525 4632

www.simbithi.com

Champagne Sport 036 468 1088

www.champagnesport

resort.com

Zimbali 032 538 1041

www.zimbali.co.za

Sakabula 033 330 6751

www.sakabula.co.za

San Lameer Country Club 039 313 5141

www.sanlameer.co.za

Selborne 039 975 1133

www.selborne

Southbroom 039 316 6026

www.southbroomgolfclub.co.za

Wild coast Sun 039 305 9111

www.suninternational.com

Free State

Clarens 058 256 1255

www.theclarens.co.za

gOLF AND gAME RESERVES

Limpopo

Limpopo Elements 014 736 6910

www.elementspgr.co.za

Han Merensky 015 781 3931

www.hansmerensky.com

Zebula 014 734 7700

www.zebula.co.za

Mpumalanga

Graceland 017 620 1188

www.graceland.co.za

GAME RESERVES

Eastern Cape

Botlierskop Game Lodge 044 696 6055

www.botlierskop.co.za

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge 044 272 0106

www.buffelsdrift.com

Chandelier Game Lodge 044 272 6794

www.chandelier.co.za

Garden Route Game Lodge 028 735 1200

www.grgamelodge.co.za

Gondwana Game Reserve 044 889 0000

www.gondwanagamereserve.com

Hlangana Lodge 044 272 2299 I

www.hlangana.co.za

Kurland Luxury Hotel 044 534 8082

www.kurland.co.za

Mallard River Lodge 044 533 2982

www.mallardlodge.com

Kichaka Game Lodge 046 622 6024

www.kichaka.co.za

Kwandwe Lodge 011 809 4300

www.andbeyond.com

Nguni River Lodge 0861 000 333

www.threecities.co.za

Oceana Beach

and Wildlife Reserve 041 407 1000

www.mantiscollection.com

Pumba Safari Lodge 046 603 2000

www.pehotels.co.za

River Bend Lodge 042 233 8000

www.riverbendlodge.co.za

Gauteng

Maropeng Hotel 014 577 9000

www.maropeng.co.za

Mount Grace Hotel 014 577 5600

www.grace.co.za

KwaZulu-Natal

Alpine Heath Resort 036 438 6484

www.alpineheath.co.za

Amakhosi Safari Lodge 034-414-1157

www.amakhosi.com

Cathedral Peak Hotel 036 - 488 1888

www.cathedralpeak.co.za

Cavern Drakensberg

Resort & Spa 036 438 6270

www.cavern.co.za

Champagne Sports Resort 036 468 8000

www.champagnesport

resort.com

Cleopatra Mountain 033 267 7243

www.cleomountain.com

Drakensberg Gardens

Golf & Spa Resort 27 31 337 4222

www.goodersonleisure.co.za

Drakensberg Sun 036 468 1000

www.southernsun.com

Fugitives Drift Lodge 034 642 1843

www.fugitivesdrift.com

Hartford House 033 - 263 2713

www.hartford.co.za

Hluhluwe River Lodge 035 562 0246

www.hluhluwe.co.za

Isandlwana Lodge 082 415 3679

www.isandlwana.co.za

Makakatana Bay Lodge

Great St Lucia Wetland 035 5504189

www.makakatana.co.za

Mkuze Falls Reserve 034 414 1018

www.mkuzefalls.com

Nambiti Plains Lodge 071 680 4584

www.nambitiplains.com

Pakamisa Game Reserve 034 413 3559

www.pakamisa.co.za

Phinda Game Lodge 011 809 4300

www.andBeyond.com

Limpopo

Botse Botse Bush 071 674 0058

www.botsebotsebush

retreat.co.za

Clifftop Lodge 014 755 4920

www.clifftoplodge.com

Ekuthuleni Lodge 011 245 5894

www.ekuthulenilodge.com

Elements Golf Reserve 0800 468357

www.legacyhotels.co.za

Entabeni Game Reserve 012 470 5300

www.entabeni.co.za

Euphoria Golf Estate 014 743-2242

www.euphoriaestate.co.za

Hans Merensky Estate 015 781 3931

www.hansmerensky.com

Jackalberry Game Lodge 012 470-5300

www.legendlodges.co.za

Jembisa Game Lodge 014 755-4415

www.jembisa.com

Itaga Game Lodge 011 289 8020

www.itaga.co.za

Kaingo Private Rerserve 021 885 2483

www.kaingo.co.za

Kwafubesi Tented Camp 014 734 7000

www.threecities.co.za

Mabalingwe Game Lodge 014 736 9000

www.mabalingwe.co.za

Mabula Game Lodge 014 734 7000

www.mabula.co.za

Makalali Game Reserve 0861 000 333

www.makalali.co.za

Makweti Safari Lodge 011 837 6776

www.makweti.co.za

Marataba Safari Lodge 044 501 1111

www.hunterhotels.com

Mhondoro Lodge 011 781-1661

www.mhondoro.com

Nedile Game Lodge 012 346 6104

www.nedile.co.za

Nungu Game Lodge 011 447 7290

www.nungugamelodge.co.za

Nungubane Game Lodge 082 921 4681

www.shidzidzi.com Welgevonden

Pitse Lodge 082 774 4639

www.pitse.co.za

Popallin Safari Ranch 012 470 5300

www.legendlodges.co.za

Royal Legend Safari Lodge 012 470-5300

www.legendlodges.co.za

Mpumalanga

Akeru Safari Lodge 082 896 0794

Blue Mountain Lodge 013 737 8446

www.foreversa.co.za

Bongani Mountain Lodge 013 764 3577

www.ccafrica.com

Camp Shawu 0861 000 333

www.threecities.co.za

Camp Shonga 0861 000 333

www.threecities.co.za

Cybele Forest Lodge 013 764 9500

www.cybele.co.za

Dawsons Game Lodge017 844 1901

www.dawsonslodge.co.za

Exeter Lodges 011 809 4300

www.andBeyond.com

Garonga Safari Camp 087 806 2080

www.garonga.com

Hamiltons Tented Camp 084 505 4900

www.threecities.co.za

Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge 084 505 4900

www.threecities.co.za

Idube Game Lodge 011 431 1120

www.idube.com Sabie

Imbali Safari Lodge 084 505 4900

www.threecities.co.za

Inyati Game Lodge 011 880 5907

www.inyati.co.za

Jock Safari Lodge 041 407 1000

www.jocksafarilodge.com

Kambaku Safari Lodge 013 751 1093

www.kambakulodge.co.za

Kapama Game Lodge 012 368 0820

www.africananthology.co.za

Kings Camp - Timbavati

Game Reserve 013 755 4408

www.kingscamp.com

Komati Tented Lodge,

Nkomazi Reserve 041 407 1000

www.nkomazireserve.com

Kruger Park Lodge 013 737 7021

www.legacyhotels.co.za

Kwa Madwala:

Manyatta rock Camp

013 792 4526

Leopard Hills Lodge 013 737 6626/7

www.leopardhills.com

Londolozi Game Reserve 011 280 6660

www.londolozi.co.za

Lion Sands Game Lodge 011 484 9911

www.lionsands.com

Lukimbi Safari Lodge 011 431 1120

www.lukimbi.co.za

Mala Mala Game Lodge 011 442 2267

www.malamala.com

Mjejane River Lodge 0861 000 333

www.threecities.co.za

Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge 015 7932166

www.mohlabetsi.co.za

Motswari Game Lodge, 011 463 1990

www.motswari.co.za

Mount Sheba Hotel 013 768 1241

www.mountsheba.co.za

Shiduli Game Lodge 011 817 5560

www.shidulilodge.co.za

Shishangeni Lodge 0861 000 333

www.threecities.co.za

vSingita Game Reserve 021 683 3424

www.singita.co.za Sabie

Tanda Tula Camp –

Timbavati 021 794 6500

www.tandatula.co.za

Thornybush Private

Game Reserve 011 253 6500

www.thornybush.co.za

Tinga Private Game Lodge 0430 5390

www.proiteahotels.com

Ulusaba Game Reserve 011 325 4405

www.ulusaba.com

Walkersons Country House 013 253 7000

www.walkersons.co.za

North West

Bakubung Bush Lodge,

Pilanesberg 014 552 6000

www.legacyhotels.co.za

Bakubung Bush Lodge 014 552 6000

www.legacyhotels.co.za

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge 011 805 9995

www.madikwecollection.com

Bush House 011 805 9995

www.bushhouse.co.za

Etali Safari Lodge Madikwe 012 346 0124

www.etalisafari.co.za

Impodimo Game Lodge 083 561 5355

www.africananthology.com

Ivory Tree Game Lodge 011 781 1661

www.africananthology.co.za

Jacis Lodges 083 700 2071

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge 014 552 5255

www.legacyhotels.co.za

Madikwe Hills Game Lodge 013 737 6626

www.madikwehills.co.za

Madikwe River Lodge 031 310 6900

www.threecities.co.za

Madikwe Safari Lodge 011 809 4300

www.andbeyond.com

Makanyane Safari Lodge 0147789600

www.makanyane.com

Mateya Safari Lodge 014 778 9200

www.mateyasafari.com

Morukuru Lodge 031 229 2995

Motswiri Safari Lodge 011 315 6194

www.motswiri.com

gAME RESERVES AND WELLNESS

Palace Of The Lost City 011 780 7878

www.suninternational.com

Rhulani Safari Lodge 011 781 1661

www.madikwegame

reserve.com

Tau Game Lodge 011 314 4350

www.taugamelodge.com

Thakadu River Camp 011 805 9995

www.madikwecollection.com

Tuningi Safari Lodge 011 805 9995

www.madikwecollection.com

Tshukudu Bush Lodge 014 552 6255

www.legacyhotels.co.za

Western Province

Aquila Private Reserve 021 4264419

www.aquilasafari.com

Bartholomeus Klip 022 448 1820

www.bartholomeusklip.com

Elandsfontein Private Nature Reserve -

Sonqua Manor 27 22 772 0783

www.elandsfontein.co.za

Grootbos Nature Reserve 028 384 8000

www.grootbos.com

Kagga Kamma 021 872 4343

www.kaggakamma.co.za

Lily Pond Lodge 044 534 8767

www.lilypond.co.za

Phantom Forest Eco 044 386 0046

www.phantomforest.com

Plettenberg Park 044 533 9067

www.plettenbergpark.co.za

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve 041 407 1000

www.mantiscollection.com

Gauteng

WELLNESS

Emperors Palace 0119281815

www.emperorspalace.com

Just Haven 0837799309

www.justhaven.co.za

Zorgvliet Spa -

Riviera on the Vaal 0164201314

www.zorgvlietspa.co.za

Life Day Spa 0114657777

www.lifedayspa.co.za

Maotla Boutque Hotel & Spa 0128119917

www.maotlahotel.co.za

Renaissance Spa 011 783 9904

www.renaissancespa.co.za

Isiphiwo Day Spa 012 8082328 /

www.isiphiwo.co.za

Savanna Spa -

Blair Atholl Estate 0119966319

http://blairatholl.co.za

The Saxon Boutique Hotel

and Spa 0112926000

www.saxon.co.za

Chicama Country Spa 0116681615/1600

www.chicama.co.za

Limpopo

Earth Spa -

Tzaneen Country Lodge 0153043079

www.tznlodge.co.za

Zebu Health Spa 0147347700/77

www.zebula.co.za

Kapama Spa 0157938700

http://kapama.co.za

Eastern Cape

Umngazi River Bungalows

& Spa 0475641115

http://umngazi.co.za

Western Cape

The Hydro at Stellenbosch 0218093800

www.thehydro.co.za

ONEWellness - Dock House

Boutique Hotel 0214219334

www.onewellness.co.za

ONEWellness -

Cape Town Hollow Hotel 0214231260

www.onewellness.co.za

Arabella Spa -

The Westin Grand 0214128203

www.westincapetown.co.za

Sanctuary Spa -

Twelve Apostles Hotel 0214379000

www.12apostlescapetown.co.za

Ginkgo Spa -

SA golf &

Leisure Vacations

Arniston Spa Hotel 0219482310

www.arnistonhotel.com

Ginkgo Spa -

Erinvale Estate Hotel 0218471682

www.ginkgospa.com

Ginkgo Spa -

Steenberg Hotel :0219482310

www.ginkgospa.com

Pezula Spa & Gym -

Pezula Hotel 0443023410

www.pezularesorthotel.com

KwaZulu-Natal

Fordoun Boutique Hotel

& Spa 0332666217

www.fordoun.com

African Essence Spa 0357928191

www.africanessencespa.co.za

Karkloof Spa 0335691321

www.karkloofspa.com

The Oyster Box 0315145000

www.oysterboxhotel.com

Wellness Centre -

Thanda Game Reserve, 011 469 5082

www.thanda.com

Mpumalanga

Amani African Spa -

Thornybush Game Lodge 0113275671

www.amanispas.co.za

Amani African Spa -

Sabi Earth Lodge 0113275671

www.amanispas.co.za

Amani African Spa 0113275671

www.amanispas.co.za

Amani African Spa -

Simbambili Game Lodge 0113275671

www.amanispas.co.za

Amani African Spa -

Walkersons Hotel & Spa 0113275671

www.amanispas.co.za

Northern Cape

Amani African Spa 0113275671

www.amanispas.co.za

Danika Spa 0184683849

www.danikaspa.co.za

Feather Hill Wellness

& Retreat Spa 0182851050

www.featherhillspa.com

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LEISURE DIRECTORY

110

SA golf &

Leisure Vacations

WINE

Most wine producers are

in the Western Cape

Abbotshill 022 485-7080

Abingdon Estate 033 234-4335

Admiralty House 028 312-3862

Adoro Wines 083 630-3794

Affinity 021 876-2593

African Collection 023 626-1663

African Gold 082 777-1519

African Pride Wines 021 763-7680

African Sky Wines 023 230-1086

African Terroir 021 869-8103

Agostinelli 021 863-2450

Agterplaas Wines 021 886-9015

Agulhas Wines 028 482-1902

Allesverloren Estate 022 461-2320

Almenkerk Wine Estate 021 848-9844

Alphen Hill 021 863-1471

Alto Estate 021 881-3884

Altydgedacht Estate 021 976-1295

Amalienstein 028 572-1012

Amani Vineyards 021 881-3930

Amira 021 863-1976

Angora Estate 021 881-3475

Annex Kloof Wines 022 487-3870

AntHill Wines 082 895-9008

Anthonij Rupert Wines 021 874-9000

Anthony de Jager Wines 021 863-2450

Anura Vineyards 021 875-5360

Arendsig 023 616-2835

Arniston Bay 021 881-3870

Asara Wine Estate 021 888-8000

Ashanti 021 872-9847

Ashton Kelder 023 615-1135

Assegai 021 855-2249

Ataraxia 028 212-2007

Audacia Wines 021 881-3052

Autumn Harvest 021 809-7000

Avondale 021 863-1976

Avondrood Vineyards 023 349-1858

Avondvrede 083 658-0595

Axe Hill Winery 011 447-4366

Babylons Peak Cellar 022 487-1614

Backsberg Estate 021 875-5141

Bains Way Wines 021 873-1582

Barrydale Cellar 028 572-1012

Barton Vineyards 028 284-9283

Bay View 021 881-3690

Beaumont Wines 028 284-9194

Belbon Hills 021 557-7143

Bellingham 021 864-5400

Benguela Cove 021 794-0751

Bergheim 082 770-8001

Bergkelder 021 809-8492

Bergsig Estate 023 355-1603

Beyerskloof 021 865-2135

Bianco Fine Wines 023 231-0350

Boland Kelder 021 862-6190

Bon Cap Organic Wines 023 626-1628

Bonfoi Estate 021 881-3774

Boplaas Family Vineyards 044 213-3326

Boschendal 021 870-4200

Boschheim 021 808-3175

Boschkloof Wines 021 881-3293

Bosman Family Vineyards 021 873-3170

Bottelary Hills Wines 021 906-1620

Bottelary Wynkelder 021 869-8244

Bouchard Finlayson 028 312-3515

Bracken Wines 033 413-2443

Brandvlei Wines 023 340-4215

Breeland Winery 023 344-3137

Bromar 021 873 0565

Brunia Wines 028 341 0432

Buitenverwachting 021 794-5190

Bushmans Creek 021 863-1471

Cabrière 021 876-2630

Calitzdorp Wine Cellar 044 213-3301

Cameradi Wines 021 873-1225

Cape Bay Wines 021 876-2494

Cape Classics 021 847-2400

Cape Legends 021 809-7000

Cape Promise 023 349-1017

Cape Rock Wines 027 213-2567

Cape Vineyards (Pty) Ltd 023 349-1585

Capelands 021 881-3690

Carisbrooke Wines 021 881-3798

Carlsheim Wine Farm 072 342-0035

Cathedral Cellar 021 807-3900

Cederberg Private Cellars 027 482-2827

Cellar-Vie Wines 083 713-9256

Chateau Libertas 021 809-7000

Christo Wiese Portfolio 021 847-1661

Citrusdal Cellars 022 921-2233

Clarius Wines 021 864-1890

Clear Mountain Wines 021 887-4720

Cloof Estate 022 492-2839

Clos Malverne 021 865-2022

Clovelly Wines 082 853-7190

Coleraine Wines 021 863-2073

Champagne 021 876-4348

Conradie Family Vineyards 023 342-7025

Conspirare 021 855-0722

Constantia Glen 021 795-6100

Constantia Uitsig 021 794-6500

Coppoolse & Finlayson 021 982-6175

Cordoba 021 855-3744

Cowlin Wines 021 874-3844

Craighall 021 506-2600

Creation Wines 028 212-1107

Crossroads Wines 021 461-0360

WINE ESTATES

Croydon 021 843-3610

Cru Wines 021 863-1471

Culemborg 021 864-5300

D’Aria 021 976-8696

Dalla Cia Wine 021 888-4120

Danie De Wet 023 615-1853

Darling Cellars 022 492-2276

Dassies Reserve 023 355-1740

De Compagnie 021 864-1241

De Doorns Wine Cellar 023 356-2100

De Franchi Wines 021 889-7081

De Wines 021 558-6280

De Heuvel Wine Estate 023 231-0350

De Krans Wine Cellar 044 213-3314

De Meye Wines 021 884-4131

De Mooie Opstal 023 626-1628

De Morgenzon 021 881-3030

De Sonnenberg 021 886-8515

De Trafford Wines 021 880-1611

De Villiers Wines 021 863-4441

De Wetshof Estate 023 615-1853

De Zoete Inval Estate 021 863-1535

Deetlefs Estate 023 349-1260

Delaire Graff Estate 021 885-8160

Delheim 021 888-4600

Dellrust Wines 082 771-3090

Delvera Farm 021 881-3119

Detendu Wines 021 863-3282

Devon Hill Winery 021 865-2453

Devon View 021 865-2453

DeWaal Wines 021 881-3711

Deza 021 886-9626

Die Huis van Anje 083 748-6260

Die Krans 044 213-3314

Die Rivierkloof 023 615-1901

Die Tweede Droom 021 872-7140

Diemersdal Estate 021 976-3361

Diemersfontein Wine 021 864-5050

Disa 023 230-1001

Distell 021 809-7000

Dolphin Bay 021 863-1471

Domaine Brahms 021 869-8555

Dombeya Wines 021 881-3895

Domein Doornkraal 044 251-6715

Donatus Wines 021 880-0557

Dormershire Wines 021 903-1784

Douglas Green 021 864-5400

Douglas Wine Cellar 053 298-8314

Dragonridge 022 487-1153

Drakensig 021 874-3881

Drostdy Hof Wines 021 809-7000

Du Preez Wines 021 855-5496

Du Toitskloof Winery 023 349-1601

Durbanville Hills Cellar 021 558-1300

DuVon Wines 023 626-4174

Eagles Cliff Wines 023 340-4112

Eagles Nest 021 683-0487

Eden Crest 021 847-2200

Edenhof 023 230-0654

Edgebaston 021 880-1633

Eikendal Vineyards 021 855-1422

El Dorado Wines 021 869-8830

Elements 053 474-0700

Elephant Pass Vineyards 021 876-3666

Elgin Valley Vineyards 021 846-8083

Elgin Vintners 083 255-1884

Ernie Els Wines 021 881-3588

Ernst & Co 021 865-2895

Excelscious Wines 027 213-2323

Excelsior Estate 023 615-1980

Fair Valley 021 863-2450

Fairseat Cellars 021 797-1951

Fairview 021 863-2450

Fantail 021 889-5510

Far Horizons Wine 021 869-8328

Feiteiras Wine 082 453-1597

Fierte Wines 023 349-1748

Fire Engine Red 021 863-3443

Flagstone Winery 021 852-5052

Flat Roof Manor 021 884-4416

Fleur du Cap 021 809-7000

Fort Simon Wine Estate 021 906-0304

Fraai Uitzicht 1798 023 626-6156

Franki’s Vineyards 022482-2837

Franschhoek Cellar 021 876-2086

Franschhoek Pass 021 876-4348

Furstenburg 082 552-7063

Gabriëlskloof Wines 028 284 9864

Garagiste Movement 021 855-4275

Gecko Ridge 031 265-0642

Gilga Wines 051 436-9029

Glen Carlou Vineyards 021 875-5528

Glenelly Estate Wines 021 809-6440

Glenview 021 438-1080

Goats do Roam Wine 021 863-2450

Goede Hoop Estate 021 903-6286

Goedvertrouw Estate 028 284-9769

Goudini Wines 023 349-1090

Goudveld Estate 057 352-8650

Graça 021 809-7000

Graceland Vineyards 021 881-3121

Graham Beck Wines 021 874-1258

Grande Provence 021 876-8600

Grangehurst Winery 082 729-0602

Groenland 021 903-8203

Groot Constantia Estate 021 794-5128

Groot Parys 021 872-7140

Groote Post Vineyards 022 492-2825

Grootvlei 021 865-2136

Grunberger 021 809 7000

Grundheim Wine Cellar 044 272-6927

Guardian Peak 021 881-3899

Gusto Wines 082 807-4447

Hartenberg Estate 021 865-2541

Hartswater Wine Cellar 053 474-0700

Haskell Vineyards 021 881-3490

Hathersage 082 705 7641

Haut Espoir 021 876-4000

Hazendal Estate 021 903-5034

Helderberg Vineyards 021 881-3870

Helderkruin 021 881-3899

Hemelzicht 028 313-2215

Herold Wines 072 833-8223

Hex River Crossing Cellar 083 455 5194

High Constantia 021 794-7171

Hill & Dale 021 880-1103

Hillcrest Estate 021 976-1110

Hoopenburg Wines 021 884-4221

Horse Mountain Wines 021 869-8328

Huguenot Wine Farmers 021 864-1277

Idiom Wines 021 852 3590

Imbuko Trading (Pty) Ltd 021 873-7350

Imvula Wines 021 914-1401

Ingwe Wine Estate 021 858-1063

Iona Vineyards 028 284-9678

J.C. Le Roux 021 865 8200

Jabulani 021 860-8840

Jacaranda Wine Estate 021 864-1235

Jack & Knox Winecraft 021 686-8640

Jacobsdal Estate 021 881-3336

Jacques Smit Wines 021 873-1265

Janeza Private Cellar 023 616-3547

Jasons Hill Private Cellar 023 344-3146

Jean Daneel Wines 028 423 3724

JF Hillebrand South Africa 021 809-2000

Johan van Zyl Wines 022 921-3328

Jonkheer 023 616-2137

Joostenberg 021 884-4932

Jordan Wine Estate 021 881-3441

Joubert-Tradauw 028 572-1619

Kaapzicht Estate 021 906-1620

Kango Wine Cellar 044 272-6065

Kanonkop Wine Estate 021 884-4656

Kanu Vineyards 021 881-8140

Katbakkies Wines 021 424-6883

Kautzenburg 021 842-3903

Keerweder Estate 021 876-3442

Keisseskraal Vineyards 028 284-9219

Ken Forrester Wines 021 855-2374

Keukenhof Wines 027 217-2623

Kholisa Wines 021 981-6894

King Family Vineyards 021 864-2136

Kingsriver Estate Wines 023 625-1108

Kirabo Private Cellar 023 349-1494

Klawervlei Wine Estate 021 865-2746

Klein Alphen VintnersC 021 976-9312

Klein Constantia Estate 021 794-5188

Klein DasBosch 021 880-0128

Klein Dassenberg 021 876-2107

Klein Dauphine 021 876-2244

Klein Genot 021 876-2738

Klein Gustrouw Estate 021 887-8039

Klein Parys Vineyards 021 872-9848

Kleinberg Wines 033 266-6170

Kleinbosch 021 913-8950

Kleine Draken 021 863-2368

Kleine Zalze Wines 021 880-0717

Kleinood 021 880-2527

Kleinvallei Winery 021 868-3662

Klippenkop 023 626-3059

Klompzicht 021 864-0085

Kloofzicht Estate 023 230-0658

Kloovenburg 022 448-1635

Knorhoek Wines 021 865-2114

Koelfontein Estate 023 313-3130

Koningsrivier 023 625-1748

Koopmanskloof 021 865-2355

Kranskop Private Cellar 023 626-3200

Kronendal Wines 021 881-3810

Kumala Wines 021 882-8177

Kumkani 021 881-3870

Kuyasa Wines 021 906-5675

KWV 021 807-3900

L’Avenir Vineyards 021 889-5001

L’Olivier 021 794-1031

La Bourgogne 021 876-2115

La Bri 021 876-2593

La Cave 021 873-1582

La Chataigne 021876-3291

La Chaumiere Wine 021 876-4830

La Couronne Wine 021 876-3939

La Motte 021 876-3119

La Petite Ferme 021 876-3016

La Roche Estate 021 876-2295

La Vierge 028 313-0130

Laborie Estate 021 807-3390

Ladismith Cellar 028 551-1042

Lady Auret Wines 021 872-9065

Lammershoek Wine 022 482-2835

Landau du Val Wines 021 876-2317

Lands End 021 880-2646

Landskroon Wines 021 863-1039

Landzicht GWK Wines 053 591-0164

Langverwacht Winery 023 616-2815

Lanzerac Wines 021 886-5641

Lateganskop Wine Cellar 023 355-1719

Lathitha Wines 073 393-5676

Le Bonheur Estate 021 875-5478

Le fût Wines 021 863-0322

Le Grand Chasseur 1881 023 626-1048

Le Joubert Wine Estate 021 872-0398

Le Manoir de Brendel 021 876-4525

Le Pommier 021 885-2070

Le Riche Wines 021 887-0789

Leidersburg Wines 021 887-9937

Lemberg Estate 023 230-0659

Leopard Frog Vineyards 011 884-3304

Leopard’s Leap 021 876-8006

Libertas 021 809-7000

Lievland Estate 021 875-5226

Linde Vineyards 023 230-2837

Lindhorst Wines 021 863-0990

Linton Park Wines 021 873-1625

Lomond 021 809-8330

Long Mountain Wine 021 880-880

Long Neck Wines 021 794-4416

Longbarn Winery 021 873-6396

Longridge Winery 021 855-2004

Lords Wines 023 625-1265

Lorraine Private Cellar 023 349-1224

Lost Horizon Wines 021 863-3848

Louiesenhof 021 865-2632

Louisvale Wines 021 865-2422

Lourensford Wines 021 847-2333

Lovane Boutique 021 881-3827

Luddite Wines 028 284-9308

Lula Wines 021 852-1380

Lutzville Cape Vineyards 027 217-1516

Lyngrove Wine Estate 021 880-1221

Lynx Wines 021 867-0406

Main Street Winery 021 872-3006

Malan de Versailles 021 873-1766

MAN Vintners 021 886-7532

Manley Private Cellar 023 230-0582

Marianne Wine Estate 021 875-5040

Maske Wines 021 873-3407

Masons Hill 083 228-7855

Matzikama Organic Wines 082 801-3737

Maurom 028 316-3988

McGregor Wines 023 625-1741

Meerendal 021 975-1655

Meerhof Wine Cellar 022 487-2524

Meerlust Estate 021 843-3587

Merwespont Winery 023 616-2800

Merwida Riverstone 023 349-1144

Middelvlei Wines 021 883-2565

Migliarina Wines 072 233-4138

Miles Mossop Wines 082 413-4335

Miravel 072 212-4668

Mischa Estate 021 864-1019

Mitres Edge 021 875-5960

Molenvliet Wine 021 885-1597

Monis 021 860-1601

Mont Blois Estate 023 626-4052

Mont Destin 021 875-5870

Mont du Bleu 021 880-1722

Mont du Toit 021 873-7745

Montagu Wine Cellar 023 614-1125

Montpellier de Tulbagh 023 230-0656

Mooiplaas Estate 021 903-6273

Moreson 021 876-3055

Morewag 021 875-5626

Morgenhof Estate 021 889-5510

Morgenster Estate 021 852-1738

Mortons Wines 082 564-2255

Mount Rozier Wines 021 858-1130

Mount Vernon Farm 021 875-5073

Mountain Ridge 023 231-1070

Mouton House of Wines 021 439-6946

Mulderbosch Vineyards 021 865-2488

Muratie Wine Estate 021 865-2330

Mystery Wines 083 628-5160

Oak Valley Estate 021 859-4110

Obikwa 021 809-7000

Oewerzicht 028 254-9831

Old Bridge Wines 082 777-1519

Old Vines Cellars 021 685-6428

Omnia Wines 021 881-3870

Oracle 021 809-7000

Orange River Wine Cellars 054 337-8800

Org de Rac Domain 022 913-2397

Origin Wine 021 865-8100

Ormonde Vineyards 022 492-3540

Oude Compagnies Post 083 458-7521

Oude Libertas 021 809-7454

Oude Wellington 021 873-2262

Oudekloof Wine Estate 023 230-1925

Overgaauw Estate 021 881-3815

Overhex Wines 023 347-6838

Paarl Wine Company 021 862-0616

Paddagang Wyne 023 230-0394

Paul Cluver Wine Estate 021 844-0605

Paul Wallace Wines 082 572-1406

Peacock Ridge 083 458-4038

Perdeberg Wines 021 869-8244

WINE ESTATES

Pernod Ricard 021 880-8800

Perold 021 807-3900

Peter Bayly Wines 044 213-3702

Peter Falke Wines 021 881-3677

Philip Jordaan Wines 023 349 1581

Pieters Drift 021 863-1471

Plaisir De Merle 021 874-1071

Pongracz 021 865-2590

Porterville Cellars 022 931-2170

Portmore Wine Company 021 461-1676

Post House Vineyards 021 842-2409

Premium Cape Wines 021 886-8515

Prospect 1870 082-8782884

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