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September 2019



4 Indulge in German tradition at the Deutsche Internationale

Schule Pretoria’s Oktoberfest, see Jeremy Loops in action or shop

until you drop at The Flair Baby and Toddler Market


6 Read more about the hottest new releases and do not forget to

join our book club


8 The hottest buys we’re crushing on this September


10 See who attended the SPAR Women’s Challenge

12 How many times can you apply lipstick in an hour? Lynné de

Jager has a new world record


14 Willem Botha dishes on his new music and love for

horse riding

16 Melissa Willering is jonk, energiek en die ster van die

splinternuwe Fiela Se Kind


18 Rose-hued buys just in time for spring


20 Our favourite flower power fashion buys


22 Laser therapy is all the rage - here are a few of the benefits


24 Home cooking recipe books that will have you looking

like a pro


28 Get your garden spring-ready in no time!


44 Sigh! Our beach house dreams come true


46 Win a Lou Harvey cake carrier bag along with Chateau

Gateaux cake vouchers worth R700

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Out & About

Activities galore. Events you can look out for this month!


Mommies, mommies-to-be,

grannies, aunts ... well, The

Flair Baby and Toddler Market

is pretty much for anyone with a

little one in their lives. Join in the

fun at Southdowns College and

shop between the 100 unique and

creative vendors from all over SA. The

ultimate family outing with lots of

entertainment for your little ones will

take place between 30 August and

1 September. Invite your friends, take

your mom and make sure to swing by.

Tickets are available at the doors at R70.

Kids under the age of 16 enter free.


Work in some stretches and get

ready for the Brooklyn Road

Race taking place on 7 September.

Enter for either the 32km, 21.1km,

10km or 5km fun run and see how

you measure against some of the

city’s top athletes. Entry fees are R130

(32km), R100 (21.1km), R80 (10km)

and R40 (5km). The race kicks off at

5:30am at the corner of Veale and

Bronkhorst streets and online entries

close on 1 September. The first 100

online entries receive a free parking

voucher. Non-registered athletes

(32km, 21.1km and 10km) must buy a

temporary licence at R40. Details: www.


The SAAF Museum Swartkop

Airshow has become a sort

of institution in the capital and this

year’s show promises to be nothing

different. Every year families and

aviation enthusiasts descend on the

Swartkop Museum for a day filled with

the best of SA aviation and of course,

loads to eat and drink. The theme

for the 2019 Airshow is ‘Collective

Heritage’ and tickets are on sale from

Computicket. Tickets sell for R80, R60

for kids between the ages of 12 and 16.

Kids under the age of 12 enter for free.

Gates open at 8am. Details: tickets.

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The Oktoberfest at the Deutsche

Internationale Schule Pretoria

is South Africa’s original

Oktoberfest and serves as a

fundraiser for the school. So get

your tickets now and celebrate

in true German tradition along

with more than 10 000 people

between 12 and 14 September.

And as always, the Die Ottertaler

Oompah band from Germany will

be live in the main tent to provide

festivalgoers a true German

experience. Great beer and food

– what more can we ask for?

General access tickets for Friday,

13 September is R80 and for

Saturday, 14 September it’s R100.


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Nothing but a good time!

Broadway’s smash hit musical,

Rock of Ages, is going to set

Montecasino’s Teatro on fire! This

jukebox musical features 28 classic rock

songs from the 1980s ... think ‘Don’t

Stop Believin’, ‘The Final Countdown’,

‘Here I Go Again’ and so many more. As

the humorous high-energy storyline

unfolds, you’ll take a journey back to

a colourful era while singing along

to rock anthems that come alive on

stage. This promises to be a feel-good

stage production and it’s guaranteed

you’ll be on your feet rocking away

to the memories. With an all-SA cast,

band and production team, great

comedy, stellar performances and

amazing music it’s a seriously mindless,

ridiculously enjoyable, glamour-rock

musical that we are certainly not

going to miss. It’s on from Thursday,

26 September to Sunday, 20 October

and tickets cost from R150 at, or

Computicket on 083-915-8000 or Owing to adult

themes, a PG13 is recommended.

WIN! Fancy winning a pair of tickets?

We’re giving two lucky readers two

tickets each for the 6pm show on

Sunday, 29 September ... to enter,

leave your name on our ROCK OF

AGES WIN post on Facebook before

20 September.


If you are a fan of Jeremy Loops,

you definitely don’t want to miss

his performance, Jeremy Loops Live

in the Garden, at the Pretoria National

Botanical Garden. It’s a ‘Sunburn &

Wonder – For the Whole Family’ event

indeed. Tickets are available for R150

at Aroma Gourmet Coffee Roastery

and Aroma Gelato and Waffle Lounge.

Only a limited amount of tickets will

be available at the gates on the day

of the show. Details:





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We bring you must-know beauty

secrets, hot fashion trends,

mouth-watering recipes, gardening

tips and travels to exciting local and

international destinations.


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Pretoria personalities and celebs

– their career highlights, personal

struggles and everything in-between.

It’s their own stories as told from a

behind-the-scenes perspective.


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everything happening in and around

Pretoria. From outdoor concerts

and that much-anticipated musical

theatre production to women’s

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Book club

Half a dozen thrilling reads for September

It was a good day to be free of prison.’ So begins David Baldacci’s One Good Deed

... his latest release which, as always, keeps readers’ adrenaline running high. When

Aloysius Archer gets out of prison, he heads for Poca City with just the clothes he’s

wearing and an appointment with his parole officer. A chance meeting sees him

offered a job as a debt collector – but all’s not above board, and if Aloysius wants to

avoid heading back behind bars, he’s got his work cut out for him. Macmillan, R299

• A new home in the suburbs offers a fresh start to a family of four. It’s in a quiet,

leafy road, with good schools, and is close to the sea and a comfortable commute

to London. Perfect. All bar the fact that it appears to be the hunting ground for a

serial killer. Fiona Cummins’ The Neighbour is as thrilling as it gets. Macmillan, R290

• Blood in the Water by Jack Flynn is set in Boston’s underworld, where the harbour

chief, his 19-year-old daughter and a homeland security agent are caught up in a

deadly game of cat and mouse with international terrorists. Macmillan, R299

Tom Kennedy and his young son, Jake,

have just moved to a quiet village,

hoping to heal the hurt after the loss

of their wife and mom. The place

they choose to live, Featherbank, has

a dark past ... 15 years before, a serial

killer, known as The Whisper Man,

aducted and murdered five young

boys. The killer was caught, and this

history doesn’t worry Tom and Jake.

Until another boy goes missing. And

Jake says he hears whispering at

his window. Described as gripping,

moving and brilliantly creepy ... an

outstanding new psychological thriller.

Penguin, R290

In a large house in London’s

fashionable Chelsea, a baby is awake

in her cot. Well-fed and cared for,

she’s happily waiting for someone to

pick her up. In the kitchen lie three

decomposing corpses, with a hastily

scrawled note. The three have been

dead for several days. So who’s looking

after the baby? There’s little better than

finding a new Lisa Jewell book on the

shelves ... The Family Upstairs is just

FABULOUS. Penguin, R290

Also look out for ...

Daisy and Simon’s marriage is great,

particularly after the arrival of longedfor

daughter Millie. A happy little family

of three. So what if Simon drinks a bit

too much every now and then ... as

Daisy says, he’s just letting off steam.

Then one night at a party, things spiral

horribly out of control ... Adele Parks’

Lies Lies Lies is all about relationships,

marriage and secrets. A great read.

Harper Collins, R305.

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Wish list

We’re in love with these spring buys, and you will be too!


Warmer months call for switching it up drink-wise. So instead

of hot chocolate, why not opt for a cup of tea – Cedarberg

Green Rooibos Tea to be precise. This tea boasts a fresh

crisp taste with notes of green apples and newly

mowed grass. It’s the perfect drink to start

your day, R125. Details:

While you’re making tea, why not get your

hands on a Tetsubin green 0.8L tea kettle?

This authentic oriental kettle is made from cast iron,

making it ideal for brewing your next cuppa, R899.


And of course, while you are at it, why not get your

hands on a gorgeous green Nomad travel mug from

Typo. It’s the perfect everyday accessory. It has a classic

design but the print makes for a real statement, R149.


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Want to liven up your home a bit? Well,

we found just the thing. The easiest

and most effective way to add a bit of

colour to any room or just hide ugly

already installed tiles, is with these

gorgeous vinyl wall tiles from Tilevera.

Simply stick these tile decals to any

suitable surface and peel off when you

get tired of the look. It’s that easy!

The tile decals are available in

10cmx10cm, 15cmx15cm and

20cmx20cm and as a pack of 12 or 24.

All tiles are handmade on order and

packed and supplied individually and

not in strips, thus not coming with

grout lines. A set of 24 tiles sell for R309.



Whether you are looking for a cute bag

to carry your groceries in or just need a

brand new handbag, we won’t judge.

And does it even get better than this

delicious monster shopping bag from

Style Republic? R99.


Oh, and don’t even get us started

on these green Caridee mules from

Madison. The gorgeous floral print and

tassel detail adds that little something

extra, don’t you think? R589.


Did someone say new shades? These

Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses in dark

green and gold will make you the

talk of the town, R2 389.


Bring the smell of spring into your home ...

we just love this Enchanting florals candle,

R199 from Poetry


Cause a stir in this

gorgeous Tia printed

asymmetric frill

maxi dress from

Forever New. It’s

fancy enough for

any special event

but cute enough to

wear pretty much

anytime. Who says

a girl can’t dress

up all the time?

R1 399. Details:


If you’re out and about in the Brooklyn Bridge Office Park,

you might have come across this gem - BICCCS BROOKLYN

BRIDGE. Open Mondays to Fridays from 6am till 5pm, it’s

the best place to stop for a fresh cup of coffee early in the

morning. And did we mention that their fresh bread comes

out of the oven every morning by 7am ... Yummy! Rotisserie

chickens and pasta are available for takeaway for delicious

and nutritious lunch and dinner convenience options, while

the deli contains those few products from Europe essential

in making the delicious difference to a home-cooked meal.

So what does BICCS stand for? Bread, Ice-cream, Cake,

Croissants, Coffee and Sandwiches. Everything you need to

get you through the day. Details:

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All for the ladies

Cecile Caroto

The Tshwane leg of the SPAR Women’s Challenge has grown

from humble beginnings to one of the world’s biggest road races.

Women felt braver, stronger and fitter at this year’s annual SPAR

Women’s Challenge Tshwane in Centurion recently and an

estimated 23 000 people took part.

Challenge spokesperson Natasja Martens said, “the SPAR race

began in 1996 with just 600 entrants racing along the University

of Pretoria’s Groenkloof campus.

“Today, around 23 000 entrants from around Gauteng ran through

Centurion’s streets along a 5km and 10km route.

“This was done to include more of our loyal and faithful


Liam and Elzabé de Wet

Eduann Potgieter

and Christelle Bates

Ronell Nienaber and Nellie Lourens

Ben and Renschiz van Heerden

Zelmarie and Lyzette Hoogenboezen

Cecelia, Melissa and Claire Lieutier

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Alecia Sassenberg, Michelle Killian and Chandre Botha

Marida Janse van Rensburg, Annatjie Jonk

and Christene and Ruhan Breedt

Portia Zimleni and Mutondi,

Khumbuoho and Fulufhelo Phuriwa

Eve Mashao, Kholofelo Nkoana

with Tebogo and Mosa Letsoalo.



Local businesswoman and former Mrs South Africa

2012 Lynné de Jager can now also add a world

record to her name after she applied lipstick to a

thousand people’s lips in an hour at a recent event

at Brooklyn Mall. Organiser Gavin Prins said the

previous record was 535 women in an hour.

It was madness, but it was amazing,’ he said.

Prins said they are ecstatic that Lynné managed to

break the record in her first-ever attempt.

The proceeds gained from people who

participated in the challenge will go towards

Operation Smile for corrective surgery for children

born with cleft lips.

De Jager said: ‘My idea was to do something

meaningful. I wanted us as South Africans to be

part of a world record event.’

She said the real winners, however, were the

children who would benefit from the proceeds and

have their lives changed forever.

Lynné de Jager and Henda Moolman

Zane and Shannon Kleynhans

Nyalleng Thibedi and Tankiso Koman

Christine Jansen and Henda Moolman

Stoni Lawrence and Lebo Miotshwa

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Carey-Anne and Katherine Rabie with

Chelsey Mancini

Heleen Marx, Ilke Marx, Corli Botha and Karien du Toit


Anneke Viljoen, Natasha Coetzee, Denise Viljoen

and Altus Boshoff (front)

Jan Oosthuizen, Anwen Stander and Lynné,

Wilhelm and Alexander de Jager

Beautiful music equals

food for the soul.

For recordings you can book our state-

-of-the art studio. To appear at your

event book us now, or be on the

look-out for our new CD.

Deon or Dusty



Duane: 084 402 2412



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His diary is so busy it will make your head spin and his CV seems to grow by the day.

Willem Botha is a presenter, actor, photographer and musician and now fans can finally

look forward to a brand new album.



might be

a familiar


on red



and movie screens, but even after

14 years in the industry, music

remains his first love. Yet he knows

how hard you have to work to reap

the rewards. After all, sometimes you

only get one shot to make it work.

‘You sometimes only get that one

chance to make a difference in

someone’s life. It all depends on

you and whether you grab the

opportunity and make it work,’

he explains.

The singer believes in taking time

to make sure he is 100 per cent

happy with a project before releasing

it, and after more than a year’s hard

work, writing songs and recording

his brand new album, it is finally


Aptly titled One Shot, Silver Lakes

own Botha’s brand new album is

set to fly off music shelves and

downloaded and streamed like crazy.

And you only have to listen to the

title track to hear why. The hunky

singer with the million-dollar smile

has done it again.

He wrote most of the songs himself

but also co-wrote with other talented

writers like Vaughan Gardiner,

Hugo Ludik and Michael Lindt. ‘I’ve

developed quite a passion for writing

with other people,’ Willem says.

‘For my songs I get inspiration

from people. I love other people’s

stories and the things that make

them uniquely. With my work

on Kwêla I get to meet so many

interesting people. Sometimes they

are funny, but most of the time these

people are unbelievably inspiring,’

the singer says.

The music video for the title track,

‘One Shot’, has also recently been

released and Willem called in the

help of some friends to feature in

the video.

‘The concept behind the video tells

the story of a group of friends who

work together on a horse ranch

overseas. My brother worked on a

horse ranch after finishing school

– first in America for two years and

thereafter in Australia for another

three years. The stories that he

tells are legendary. Your friends

really become like your brothers

and sometimes it’s all you have in

a foreign country. During the day

we (the four friends) would work

together and at night they would get

together for a braai,’ Willem explains

the idea behind the music video.

He wanted the video and friendships

depicted to be as authentic as

possible and roped in the help of his

own friends. ‘It was the first time that

I didn’t use actors in one of my videos,

but my friends and I can always just

be our true selves and I think it brings

something special to the video,’

Willem adds. The video was shot at

Strydom Arabian stud, a horse ranch

just outside of Bronkhorspruit.

And how does the album, One Shot,

differ from his previous albums?

‘With every album I try and be as

true to my own style and taste as

I can. This album once again has a

nice country feel to it and it features

songs that tells stories. I’m crazy

about country music, so it’s the kind

of songs that I myself will listen to,

download or buy.’

Few people know this but apart from

all his other amazing qualities, Willem

is also a professional horse rider.

‘I think horse riding is just like singing.

You don’t just one day wake up and

try it. You are born with that absolute

love and passion. My horses and

animals were and always will be my

life. I started training professionally

and competing with horses when

I was 10 years old. It taught me a lot

about discipline,’ he says.

The singer got his first horse as a

birthday gift from his parents when

he was just seven years old. ‘Her

name was Patchy and she was brown

and white with a big red bow around

her neck,’ Willem remembers.

But, don’t think riding professionally

is easy. When he was training for

shows or endurance races, Willem

used to practise four hours per day,

five days a week. ‘And because my

brother and I had more than one

horse, we had to put in extra work.

My parents taught me from a young

age that the only way you can be the

best is if you work the hardest,’ Willem


He still owns a few horses, but his

favourite, Smilde Cyclips, has since

retired and lives on his parent’s farm

in Riversdal. ‘He is fat and round

and gets spoiled way to much,’

Willem laughs.

When he is not busy shooting TV

inserts for the TV programme Kwêla,

behind the scenes taking the most

beautiful photographs of people

or busy with shows, Willem loves to

spend time in the garden. He also

loves to make his own furniture.

Yes, furniture.

‘I’ve made my dining room table as

well as my television stand. Being

creative relaxes me,’ Willem explains.

Spending some alone time amidst a

busy schedule is something Willem is

very passionate about. ‘There was a

time when I just didn’t ever say no to

projects, no matter how tired I was.

Now I make sure to take at least a

day or two off, every second or third

week,’ he says.

And of course he needs time for

the newest member of the Botha

household. Little Seven. She’s the

cutest little Yorkie. ‘Yorkies are just

full of love and these days I tend to

get a bit homesick when I have to

be away from home for a long time.

So my amazing managing team and

I made the arrangement that if we

do a show three hours from home or

closer we drive back after the show.

There is just nothing better than your

own home and bed,’ he says.

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Text: MARIËTTE VAN NIEKERK / Cover and profile photographer: ANTHONY HORAK PHOTOGRAPHY / Hair and make-up: FOLLICE INC / Location: STRYDOM ARABIAN STUD


Jy sal haar van die kykNET-sepie, Getroud met Rugby, as die jong Chrissie Bekker herken,

maar Melissa Willering is eersdaags ook op die silwerdoek te sien.

Die verhaal van Fiela se Kind uit

die pen van Dalene Matthee is

alombekend – as boek en film.

Nou, meer as 30 jaar later, kan

boekwurms en fliekflooie uiteindelik

weer uitsien om dié ikoniese verhaal

op die silwerdoek te sien wanneer dit

op 13 September uitgereik word.

Die verhaal van Fiela se Kind is die

storie van ’n bruin vrou wat in die

dorre Karoo woon en ’n verlore

wit kind inneem en as haar eie

grootmaak. Nege jaar later word die

seuntjie uit haar sorg verwyder en

word hy geforseer om in die Knysnabos

te leef saam met ’n familie

houtkappers wat beweer hy behoort

aan hulle.

Melissa Willering, beter bekend as die

jonge Chrissie Bekker van Getroud

met Rugby, vertolk die rol van die

ouer Nina van Rooyen, ook bekend

as die boskind en ‘simpel meisiekind’.

Sy vertel dat toe sy van die film hoor,

sy eenvoudig net vir ‘n oudisie moes


‘Fiela se Kind is so ‘n ikoniese verhaal

dat ek definitief wou oudisie; die kans

om in so groot storie te speel kom

nie elke dag oor ’n mens se pad nie.

Ek moes net dadelik die geleentheid

aangryp,’ vertel Melissa, wat

aanvanklik die nuus moes stilhou. ‘Ek

het heel eerste vir my ouers vertel

– dit was so ’n onwerklike gevoel –

maar ek moes dit baie stil hou en

het toe ook net my naaste vriende

daarvan vertel,’ vertel sy opgewonde.

Haar karakter, Nina, het ’n

ongelooflike liefde vir die bos, is ’n

sterk meisie en staan op vir haarself,

veral teen haar pa, Elias. ‘Ek en sy deel

’n groot liefde vir die bos. Dit is ook

die een plek wat my baie rustig kan

maak en ek geniet dit vreeslik om

deur die bos te stap en tyd daar deur

te bring,’ gesels sy.

“Die moeilikste deel van om die rol

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van Nina te vertolk is dat die gehoor

reeds ’n vooropgestelde idee van

Nina se karakter het, omdat daar

reeds ’n vorige film gemaak is. Dit

is moelik om almal se verwagtinge

te oortref en ek het nie dieselfde

vertolking gegee as die eerste Nina

nie, omdat die teks baie verskil van

die vorige een. Ek het probeer om ’n

ander weergawe van haar te skep en

dit was ’n uitdaging. Die maklike deel

was natuurlik om vir twee weke in die

mooi Knysna-bos te skiet!’ lag Melissa.

Kykers van die eerste Fiela se Kindfilm

kan ’n hele ander weergawe

verwag. ‘Die twee films is so anders

van mekaar dat ek eintlik nie dink die

twee films met mekaar vergelyk moet

word nie. Dit moet heeltemal apart

gesien word van mekaar. Hierdie film

is meer kunstig geskiet. Dit fokus

baie meer op Fiela en haar verlies

en Zenobia vertolk Fiela in ’n baie

sagte en moederlike manier, wat van

die eerste film verskil. Ek dink mense

moet hierdie film gaan kyk omdat

die storie tydloos is en omdat dit

weer ander aspekte van die boek na

vore bring wat nie in die eerste film

vertel is nie. En die fliek is dan ook so

pragtig geskiet,’ vertel sy.

Die voormalige Dirk Postma-leerder

is gebore en getoë in die Moot. As

laerskoolleerder het sy in pouses haar

eie stories vir haar maats opgevoer

en in graad 8 begin sy dramaklasse


‘Ek het toe reeds vir seker geweet

dat dit is wat ek vir die res van my

lewe wou doen. Daar was net hierdie

bevrydende gevoel wanneer ek op

die verhoog gestap het en ek kon

nie wag om elke week dramaklas toe

te gaan nie. Dit was my ontvlugting,’

verduidelik Melissa.

Direk na matriek val sy by die

Getroud met Rugby-span in as die

karakter Chrissie Bekker, en begin

ook deeltyds deur Unisa aan haar

sielkundegraad studeer. Sy maak

hierdie jaar klaar en begin volgende

jaar aan haar honneursgraad werk.

Maar Getroud met Rugby was nie

die eerste sepie waaraan sy gewerk

het nie. Op 16 neem sy deel aan

Villa Rosa en ATKV se Sterrejagkompetisie

en slaan ’n vakansierol

in die sepie los. ‘My karakter was

’n emo/rebelse tiener wat vir haar

stiefsussie en boetie gaan kuier het

in die gastehuis. Ek was vir so week

of twee op stel gewees. Dit was ’n

wonderlike ervaring om al op skool

te kon hê en ek het daar net weer

besef dat ek dit my loopbaan wou

maak,’ gesels sy.

En hoe gemaak as die senuwees op

stel begin lol?

‘Sodra ek eers op stel is en begin

toneelspeel, word ek baie rustig. En

ek moet sê die senuwees help my

eintlik om beter te speel,’ sê Melissa.

As die karakter Chrissie het Melissa

sepiekykers aand na aand met haar

tipiese tienerdrama vermaak; maar,

sê Melissa, daar is amper geen

ooreenkomste tussen haar en dié

karakter nie. ‘Behalwe natuurlik dat

ek ook soos Chrissie altyd my eie

kop wil volg en sal volhard tot ek

my drome nagevolg het. Ek en sy

het ook albei ’n groot passie vir kuns

en klere. Maar ek is nie so voor op

die wa soos Chrissie nie. Ek is baie

skaam en teruggetrokke en baie stil,

waar Chrissie nie twee keer sal dink

voordat sy iets sê nie,’ verduidelik sy.

Wanneer Melissa nie agter haar

sielkundeboeke sit of voor die

kamera werk nie, kruip sy graag

tussen die bladsye van ’n boek weg

of spandeer tyd saam met haar

familie. ‘Maar ek verkies dit om hard

te werk eerder as om te ontspan

– as ek te lank ontspan, raak ek

senuweeagtig,’ gesels sy.

September 2019 Get It Pretoria 17


Catrice ICONails Gel Lacquer in East, West, Pink’s

Best and Nails on Fire, R59.95 from Dis-Chem

Pretty eyes ... Clarins 4-Colour Eye Palette

with four rosy shades, R595 • Mix it up with

nine pretty shades from GOSH, R285

from Edgars • Mavala Mini

Nail Colour in Glacier, R87

from Clicks, Dis-Chem

and Woolies

Oh-so-jolly pretty! We love Elizabeth Arden

Eyeshadow Trio in Oh So Pink, R390

We’re having a rose-hued


TheraNaka Desert

Rose Diffuser, R285


18 Get It Pretoria September 2019

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, R305 • Elizabeth

Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturizing Lipstick in Pretty Pink,

R325 • Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Rose Lancôme,

R420 • Mavala lipstick in Nagoya, R180 from Clicks and Dis-Chem

• Essence Velvet Matt Lipstick in 02, R49.95 from Dis-Chem •

(Back) Elizabeth Arden Plush Up Lip Gelato in Candy Girl, R299

The Densitium by SVR range is perfect for mature

skins ... we’re loving this moisturiser that firms

and strengthens, R330 from Clicks • Gatineau

Aquamemory Serum restores plumpness and water

levels to your skin, R885 from Woolies, Truworths

and Edgars • NUXE Gentle Exfoliating Gel with

rose petals, R305 from selected Woolies, Edgars and

Truworths stores

British cult-favourite organic

skincare brand Skin and

Tonic London has just landed

here, and we’re obsessed! Try

this Rose Mist ... described as ‘a

flower shower’! It’ll cool, hydrate

and tone your skin, and set your

make-up. All with a rose scent to

perk up your mood! R442.75 from

Coach Floral

Blush is a

new playful

floral scent

inspired by

the tea rose.

From R805 from

Edgars, Woolies,

Truworths, Foschini

and Dis-Chem

Pure rose heaven ... Rose EDT by Solinotes, R298 from Foschini • Intense and sensual with a floral heart ... Giorgio Armani Si

Passione, R1 560 from Edgars, Foschini, Truworths and Woolies • Alien Fusion by Mugler ... an oriental floral spicy creation, from

R950 from your favourite fragrance stores • Feminine, floral, oriental ... Fleur de Mûrier by Karl Lagerfeld, R715 from Clicks

September 2019 Get It Pretoria 19

Mixed resin earrings in peach,

R399. Details:

Enchanted garden floral midnight and

rose gold watch from Olivia Burton,

R1 959. Details:



Spring is finally here and we couldn’t be

happier! There are blooms all around and

of course, the floral trend has blown over

to the fashion front. Check out some of our

favourite floral fashion buys.

Preppy floral check

backpack from

Accessorize, R999.


The touch of sensual materials

like Silk is all we desire this


From Milk and Honey.

Prices available on request.






Details: www.

20 Get It Pretoria September 2019

Sadie folk floral scarf, R199.


Yellow floral print top, R599.


Floral satin skirt in black by Milla, R999.


Michie floral kimono,

R399. Details:

Floral stilettos

in blue from

Madison, R599.

Details: www.

Petite Lana lace-up mini dress, R1 299.


September 2019 Get It Pretoria 21


If you’ve ever wondered about the countless laser therapy options available, we’ve got

you covered. We caught up with Skin Laser Lab in Moreleta Park’s Jolanda Greyling to

find out more about this beauty craze.

Laser therapy’s popularity is

increasing by the day and with so

many treatment options available, it’s

no wonder that many women opt for

this revolutionary beauty treatment


‘Laser therapy can treat a wide

spectrum of conditions. Treatments

that usually required a lot of down

time (with only surgery as option)

can now safely be done with a few

laser sessions and has minimal or

no downtime. The scarring risk

is also reduced and if done by a

professional, laser therapy can have

major and long-lasting results,’

Jolanda Greyling of Skin Laser Lab in

Moreleta Park explains.

How does it work?

‘Laser stands for light amplification

by stimulated emission of radiation.

Laser light has three unique

properties that distinguish it from

natural light:

1. Laser light is collimated: It travels

in a single direction with very little


2. Laser light is monochromatic: It

consists of one colour or a narrow

range of colours. This property allows

laser light to have a very specific

effect on tissue.

3. Laser light is coherent: All of the

light waves move in phase in both

time and space. This property allows

laser energy to be delivered in an

extremely precise and controlled

manner,’ Jolanda explains.

‘Laser treatments are defined by

the laser beam parameters, the

target surface area, the light contact

pattern and the speed at which

the beam moves across the tissue.

The wavelength and power density

of a laser beam determine its

22 Get It Pretoria September 2019

effect on tissue,’ she adds.

In layman’s terms, when receiving

laser therapy the laser light is

absorbed, transmitted, reflected and

scattered by tissue (your skin, fat,

etc.). Only when properly absorbed

will the therapy produce significant

tissue results.

What are the benefits of laser


Laser resurfacing can decrease the

appearance of facial fine lines. It

can also treat loss of skin tone and

improve your complexion if you

have scars or sun damage. Lasers are

useful for removing unwanted hair

from the face, leg, arm, underarm,

bikini line and other areas. Benefits of

laser hair removal include precision

– lasers can selectively target dark,

coarse hairs while leaving the

surrounding skin undamaged.

Laser treatments is also a dermal

remodulation of the skin rather than

a superficial treatment, meaning

results last much longer and fewer

treatments are needed to get the

desired effect.

Are laser treatments really safe?

‘Yes, laser treatments are safe if

done by a trained therapist or

doctor who understands laser

physics and laser tissue interaction.

I would recommend to go for a

full consultation and to do some

research and ask as many questions

as possible before proceeding with

any laser treatments. There is some

contraindication for laser treatments,’

Jolanda advices.

With all medical procedures there

are, however, a few common

contraindications that include

epilepsy, pregnancy, previous

radiation on the area to be treated,

hyperthyrosis if the neck area is to

be treated, diabetes 1 and 2, and


Medication for acne, antidepressants,

antibiotics and hormonal and

birth control, may also cause

hypopigmentation, dermatitis,

hypersensitivity to light or other

effects. It is advised to test the

treatment on a small area before

performing full treatment.

Are there any risks involved?

Possible side-effects that you might

experience include discomfort

during and/or after the treatment,

mild to moderate pain during and/

or after treatment, a bit of redness

and/or swelling, delayed healing,

bleeding, tissue burns, blistering and


How often can you undergo laser


It all depends on what treatment

you do. Treatments like fungi on

nails, acne and fat pocket sculpting

are treated every six days and five to

eight sessions are recommended,

whereas resurfacing and tightening

laser treatments are done in six-week

to 12-week intervals.

How long is the typical treatment?

Treatment time depends on what

treatment is being done, but can

range between 15 minutes to two

hours per session.

What problem areas/ beauty

issues can laser treatments help


Laser treatments can effectively

improve conditions including

thinning hair (proper medical and

lifestyle history will be considered

beforehand), acne scarring, active

acne, ageing, skin tightening (all

areas on body), uneven complexion

and skin texture, nail fungi, stubborn

fat pockets, enlarged pores, sunspots,

veins on the face and body, rosacea

and eczema.

How do you prepare for

laser treatment?

Avoid tanning or heavy sun exposure

for at least four weeks prior to your

treatment. Avoid chemical peels,

microdermabrasion and the use of

Retinol for two to four weeks prior

to your treatment. Avoid photosensitising

medication for at least

72 hours prior to your treatment.

If you have a history of herpes (oral

cold sores, genital) or shingles in

the treatment area, let your doctor

know and start your antiviral

medication (valacyclovir, acyclovir)

as directed (usually two days prior

to treatment) and continue for three

days after treatment. Discuss possible

downtime with your treating

specialist to prepare yourself. Shave

areas to be treated with laser hair

removal the night before.

Make sure your outfit is comfortable

and not tight-fitting if body areas

are to be treated. Make sure you

understand the aftercare and how

much it will cost so that you can

afford to add it to your treatment.

Don’t book your treatment during

or close to your menstrual cycle and

also if you are not feeling well.

What does the average laser

treatment cost?

The cost is between R600 and R3 000,

depending on the treatment time

and area to be treated.

Is there any downtime or healing

time involved after treatments?

Depending on the treatment you do,

some treatments have no downtime

whereas others need about seven to

14 days to heal.

More about Jolanda

For about 15 years, Jolanda’s dreamt

of opening her own Medical

Aesthetic Clinic and in February

2019 her dream became a reality.

‘My passion was to make a difference

and to help people with desperate

skin concerns such as melasma,

acne, scarring, hair thinning, rosacea,

eczema and so forth. I wanted to

give people a chance to come and

treat their skin concerns without

feeling that they are being taken

advantage of because of their

desperate situation,’ Jolanda says. She

has worked in the industry for many

years and found that the common

feeling/concern clients have was

that treatments and products were

pushed down on them even if it

wasn’t necessary, and that in most

situations client aftercare, in order

to improve their severe condition,

wasn’t always a main priority.

To book your treatment, visit the Skin Laser Lab in 825 Rubenstein Drive, Moreletapark. Details: 012-111-8499 (landline),

066-285-5487 (WhatsApp),

September 2019 Get It Pretoria 23

My Vegetarian Braai. Gasps of

horror from the carnivores! But this

lovely book by Adele Maartens is

not about trying to convert meat

eaters, but rather to show there is

more to braai than boerewors. With

the growing trend of plant-based

eating, there’s an excellent chance

one of your guests is going to be

vegetarian ... so here are a host of

delicious meals to dish up. With a

few vegan recipes too, so everyone’s

catered for. Penguin, R325


Get cooking!

With half a dozen yummy

new cookbooks on the

shelves, it’s going to be a

delicious September

24 Get It Pretoria September 2019

Twin sisters Fatima Sydow and

Gadija Sydow Noordien bring the

taste of South African Malay-style

cooking to your kitchen in this

spicy new cookbook, Cape, Curry

& Koesisters. You’ll find recipes

for masalas, soups, light meals

and snacks (samoosas or pickled

salmon and onion salad, anyone?).

Rice, sambals and atchar feature (of

course), followed by the big guns

of curry, breyani and ahkni. Here we

dithered happily between butter

chicken curry, frikkadel curry, slowbraised

lamb chops with apricot

chutney, and steak and potato

braise. Everything looks too, too

scrumptious for words. Puds like

melktert and malva, along with

luscious cakes (koesisters coming up),

round off the book in diet-breaking

style. Human & Rousseau, R330

Rebecca and Kate Lund, aka The Delish Sisters, are constantly inspired by the

everchanging food industry and love to create beautiful food experiences for

clients, friends and family. They enjoy experimenting with new and exotic spices

and ingredients, and encourage people to be adventurous, too! The recipes in

their book are fresh, wholesome, colourful, seasonal and ‘mostly’ healthy ... plus

while there are indulgent dishes and treats, they keep everything as balanced

and as inclusive as possible ... so also loads of sugar-free, gluten-free recipes,

delicious vegetarian options and tasty vegan food. Penguin, R300

In Summer Food, chef Tjaart Walraven

celebrates the long, lazy days of

our South African summer. With

the emphasis on easy entertaining

– including outdoor cooking – he

includes everything from great

breakfast dishes to kick off the day

to sweet desserts to end it. Loads of

background stories, great photos and

plenty of tips ... we love summer, and

we love this cookbook. Penguin, R350

With an explosion of colour and

taste, Jamie Oliver shows just

how tasty veggie meals can be.

The recipes in VEG will, he says,

leave you feeling full, satisfied

and happy – and not missing

meat from your plate. From

simple suppers and family faves

to weekend dishes for sharing

with friends, from embracing

a meat-free day each week to

living a vegetarian lifestyle, or

for those simply just wanting to

try some brilliant new flavour

combos, VEG has something for

everyone ... and it’s crammed

with Jamie-style tips and tricks

that will excite the tastebuds.

It’s all about celebrating really

good, tasty food that just

happens to be meat-free,’ he

says. Penguin, R430

If you, like us, relish the Mediterranean

way of eating ... everyone tucking into

breads and dips, tapas and salads,

gorgeous roasts and seafoods ... you’re

going to want to get a copy of the

gorgeous – GORGEOUS, we tell you

– Cape Mediterranean by Ilse van

der Merwe. This Stellenbosch-based

foodie says, ‘In South Africa, especially

the Western Cape, we love the culture

of lingering, social lunch tables. We

savour coming together to celebrate

local, seasonal and sustainable

ingredients’. Fortunately, you don’t

have to live in the Cape to make

and enjoy the dishes in her book ...

Winelands grape pizza bianca with

feta and thyme will taste just as good

in Ballito, Bo-Kaap harissa paste will be

yummy in Bloem, and Cape seafood

stew will go down a treat in Sandton.

Featuring more than 75 amazing

recipes that most of us will manage

with ease, there are recipes here we’ll

make again and again ... this is without

a doubt our hot buy for spring and

summer. Struik, R280.

September 2019 Get It Pretoria 25




Celebrate Heritage Day around the braai with this yummy

kid-friendly recipe.

In addition to the first spring blooms,

September is also known for the

mouth-watering braais we have

on Heritage Day, a day dedicated

to celebrating our cultural roots and


Next to boerewors and salads, kebabs

(aka sosaties) are essential to any

braai. Why not try something new

this 24 September with this yummy

flavoursome rosemary kebab recipe?

It’s super easy and the kids can help.

What you will need

Rosemary branches from your garden, chicken breasts, 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon

juice, 2 tablespoons of garlic paste, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, finely chopped basil

leaves, sea salt, skewers, large mixing bowl, wooden spatula.

Preparing the rosemary kebabs


Cut your chicken breasts into small pieces, then use the skewers to make holes

through the chicken pieces so it will be easy to push the rosemary branch through.


Mix the garlic paste with the lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Then add basil leaves and

black pepper. Lastly, add the sea salt to taste and let it stand for 15 minutes.


Place the chicken pieces in the marinade paste and use a wooden spatula to mix

the chicken and marinade paste. Leave for 30 minutes to an hour. For best results,

marinade and leave overnight.


Push the freshly picked rosemary branches through the

chicken pieces. Then place on the braai and cook to



Share with your family and friends. Enjoy.

Recipe courtesy of

August 2019 Get It Pretoria 27



Spring is finally here and we can’t wait to get our hands dirty. What better way to

celebrate the new season than to get your garden ready for the most beautiful blooms.


The new bedding impatiens ‘Beacon’ that blooms from

spring to the first frost and is highly resistant to downy

mildew. Busy lizzies (Impatiens walleriana) used to fill shady

gardens, until the fungus disease wiped them out. After

years of breeding and collaboration, seed growers have

finally bred a highly resistant variety. It was successfully

trialled overseas and in Joburg last year’ it got the thumbs

up for its release this spring. ‘Beacon’ does not require any

special treatment. It does best in shade to semi-shade,

requires well-composted soil and regular watering. Fertilise

once a month with a liquid fertiliser to encourage plentiful

flowers. Flower colours are Bright Red, Orange, Violet Shades,

Salmon, White and Coral as well as a mix. This highly resistant

impatiens is identifiable from other varieties by a colourful

‘Beacon’ label. Details:


If you don’t have a big garden, no problem. With so many

gorgeous plants and blooms to choose from, it’s easier

than ever to still add that bit of spring colour to your patio.

Verbena peruviana ‘Firehouse’ is perfect for hanging

baskets and containers because it forms a mound of

flowers that easily fills a hanging basket or patio planter.

What’s different about this verbena is that it doesn’t cycle

in and out of flowers. New flowers are opening as the

old ones die. The foliage is tough and disease resistant

too. Place in a position that receives morning sun and

afternoon shade. Baskets require daily watering in summer

and containers every second to third day. Fertilise with

a liquid fertiliser for flowers twice a month. Plants are

available in eight different colours including purple fizz

and lavender. Details:

Impatiens Beacon Coral

Verbena Firehouse Red

28 Get It Pretoria September 2019



Microgreens are some of the easiest

edible plants that you can grow

indoors – and some believe even

easier! Also known as “vegetable

confetti,” microgreens are a generic

term for immature greens, harvested

soon after their sprouting stage,

typically within 10-15 days when

the first two seed leaves, also known

as cotyledons, have formed. Big on

nutrition and flavour, microgreens can

be expensive to purchase. However,

they can be grown cost-effectively

at home, in a tiny space and with

simple supplies. If you have a sunny

windowsill, a shallow container, some

potting mix and suitable seeds, you’ve

got all the essentials for growing your

own microgreens.

Salad greens, leafy vegetables, herbs

and even edible flowers can be

grown as microgreens, though some

varieties are better suited than others.

Beginners often start by growing

one type of seed, such as broccoli,

cauliflower, cabbage, mustard, radish,

swiss chard, sunflower or cress —

among the easiest-to-grow varieties of

microgreens — in a single container.

You can easily grow different seeds

in several containers and mix your

microgreens after harvesting.


Start by ensuring you have a warm, sunny windowsill and some small, clean

containers. Plastic take-out dishes work well, as do clear fruit or salad boxes. If

your chosen container doesn’t have built-in drainage, poke a few drainage holes

in the bottom. Then, prepare to plant:

• The easiest way is to get a salad mix packet of seeds. Read the seed packet to

see if there are any special instructions.

• Cover the bottom of the container with a layer (approx. 3 – 4cm) of moistened

potting soil or germination mix. A good option is coco peat, palm peat or coco

husk. Peat, which is an organic growing medium, has a good water retention

quality and allows germination to happen considerably faster. Flatten and

level it with your hand or a small piece of cardboard, taking care not to overcompress

the medium. Scatter seeds evenly on top of the soil or peat and

gently press in, using your hand or the cardboard.

• Cover the seeds with a thin layer of vermiculite which will act like a warm

blanket for the seeds and promote fast-acting germination. Dampen the

surface by spraying a little bit of water. (Use a spray bottle with a fine mist).

• While waiting for sprouts to appear, usually within three to seven days, use the

mister once a day to keep the soil moist but not wet.

• Once seeds have sprouted, continue to mist once a day.

• Microgreens need about four hours daily of direct sunlight to thrive. In winter

months, some may need even more. Leggy, pale greens are a sign of not

enough sunlight. If your space is too shaded, consider investing in a grow-light.

Depending upon the type of seeds you’ve selected, your microgreens will be

ready to harvest about two to three weeks after planting. Look for the first set of

“true leaves” as a sign of readiness. Then grab your scissors and snip the greens

just above the soil line. Don’t forget to repeat the process as you can’t use the

germinated seedlings once you have harvested the micro leaves.

To serve, wash the microgreens with water and dry with paper towels or a salad

spinner. Harvest and serve them immediately for the freshest flavour, and add to

soups, salads, sandwiches or main dishes. Store remaining cut microgreens in a

plastic bag in your refrigerator.

September 2019 Get It Pretoria 29




When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married the entire world waited with bated breath to

see the dress, the crown and of course witness a real-life fairytale taking place. During the month of

October, the happy couple will be visiting South Africa and we can’t wait!

So what would you do when

coming face-to-face with a

member of the royal family?

We’re of course talking about

the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s visit

to South Africa, Malawi, Angola and

Botswana during the month of October.

This had us wondering ... what kind of

flowers would be fitting in welcoming

the royal couple to our shores? We’re

of course giddy with excitement and in

honour of their visit, we decided to ask a

few local floral wizards to share with us

what they will include in a posy fit for a


No ordinary bunch of flowers will do.

Oh, no!

And speaking about meeting the royal

couple. Do you know what to do when

catching a glimpse of the happy royal

couple? No worries. Here’s what you

need to know. If you are a guy, when

greeting the Duke or Duchess, the

appropriate greeting is a neck bow

(from the head only) whilst women do

a small curtsy. Others prefer a simple

handshake in the usual way.

When greeting male members of the

royal family the same rules apply, with

the title ‘Your Royal Highness’ to be

used first and subsequently ‘Sir’

thereafter. For the Duchess you will

first formally address her as ‘Your Royal

Highness’ before referring to her as

‘Ma’am’ (like in jam) thereafter.

We’re desperately hoping to catch a

glimpse of the Duke and Duchess

but if you spot them before we do,

please share!

Candlewoods Boutique Venue


Sorting the floral arrangements for your big

day or function has never been easier or more

beautiful thanks to Willie van Zyl and his team

at Candlewoods Boutique Venue. The royal

couple’s table setting would include:

Proteas : Representing South Africa

Jasmin: Meghan had it in her wedding bouquet

Roses : Representing “the English Rose”

Carnations: A loved flower in England

Magnolia: Celebrating Meghan’s heritage

“Fynbos” – From the Cape – as the smell of

fynbos is very unique and only available in

South Africa. He will also add crystal glasses,

real silver and an embroidered damask

tablecloth. Details: 072-645-3232/

Bell’s & Blossoms (Eeufees)

At Bell’s & Blossoms, you’ll find floral

arrangements fit for a prince and a princess. For

the Duchess of Sussex, Dorothy and her team of

floral experts will make three arrangements.

A posy – for an English princess with traditional

white roses.

A classic table arrangement with white Proteas

and lots of truly SA greenery.

And, an arm posy, so the Duchess can rest the

posy on her arm instead of holding it in her

hand. For this posy, Dorothy will stick to a Bell’s

& Blossoms classic, using indigious plants like

the King Protea along with Blushing Bride. She

got inspiration from a saying her dad always

said: ‘Walk with kings but never lose your

common touch.’

Details: 067-076-3598 / Facebook: @DossieBell

Eros Florist (Hatfield)

Prince Harry – Duke of Sussex has a history and passion for

South Africa and many can’t wait to get a glimpse of the royal

family on their visit to our sunny side of the world. In honour of

the Duchess’s first visit to our beautiful country, florist

Beatrice Archer decided to create a true South African floral

tribute. Using a combination of indigenous flowers, such as Pin

Cushions, Strelitzia, fragrant Freesias and Cape greens in a compact

design, she will add some dried Montbreezia seed pods and a few

succulents for texture. A green wool collar will make this hand-posy

easy to handle. The colours used express the warmth of our South

African hospitality, while the colourful beads represent our diverse

culture. Details: 012-430-2203/

KKuu Floral (Menlyn)

It’s no secret. The Duchess of Sussex has

glamour, sophistication, elegance and poise, a

passion for dogs and lots of guts to take up the

very challenging role. Legend has it that owner

of KKuu Floral, Kathy Kunneke, has a very

distant relation to the royal family through her

paternal grandfather, a British subject.

Her posy for a princess will include:

A touch of South Africa with dainty indigenous

Blushing Bride taking centre stage. Pink

Carnation which symbolize a mother’s undying

love. Baby’s Breath for Prince Archie, lavender

for spring, Anthyrium known to remove toxic

elements from the air, and Cape fynbos.

Note the distrinctive refreshing herbal

and forest smell. Details: 082-680-9421/




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Tucked away in the outskirts of Shere lies Sherewood Lodge Boutique Guest House, a real hidden

gem when it comes to tranquil escapes and delicious out-of-this-world cuisine..

Conveniently located against a rocky

hill in the east of Pretoria near Silver

Lakes and Lombardy Estates, this

Afro-European style guesthouse is

surrounded by beautiful indigenous

bushveld with fever, rock fig and acacia

trees. Sherewood Lodge’s design is

inspired by Africa as seen in the use

of natural materials of stone, wood

and slate. The nine luxurious rooms,

decorated with natural materials, are

well appointed with private patios and

independent entrances.

Sebesebe is a Sesotho word that

describes the feeling of rest, peace and

tranquillity, and that is the experience

our guests have whether they stay, eat,

marry, meet or celebrate here.

If you’re someone constantly looking

for ways to escape the hustle and

bustle of city life, then Sherewood

Lodge Boutique Guest House is the

place to be. The relaxed bushveld feel

will have you unwinding in no time.

During the spring and summer months,

the lodge is very popular for functions

and conferences among guests from

the office parks in the nearby estates.

Pretorians and guests from outside

the city also favour the lodge when

looking for a place to stay for the

night or a getaway for the weekend.

Plus, with their added mobile spa

treatments in partnership with two of

the neighbourhood spas, you know

you’ll be in for a treat. With prior

arrangement guests can relax in

nature under the covered gazebos; the

hilltop deck and hilltop veranda and

receive their treatments from qualified

professional therapists.

Sherewood Lodge also has its own fully

licenced onsite bistro by the name of

Swartskaap (‘Black Sheep’). It’s a firm

favourite among local foodies and the

perfect location for hosting special

occasions such as birthdays, bridal

showers, and intimate weddings.

Swartskaap Bistro’s operating hours

are Tuesdays to Fridays from 07:30am

until 5pm and weekends from 8am

until 12pm and always on prior

arrangement. The menu changes with

the seasons and available produce

and can be described as al fresco style.

The dinner menus are set menus and

change daily with the mood of the

chef and the weather. It is therefore

advisable to book for dinner.

Owner and chef Liza Strauss wanted

to be a chef all her life and in 2008 she

A view of the pool deck.

Sherewood Lodge boasts nine gorgeous rooms.

The picturesque garden.

Canapés and functions terrace.

completed her BTech in Hospitality

Management (cum laude) at the

Central University of Technology (CUT)

in the Free State. She started her career

at Le Quartier Francais and The Cape

Grace Hotel before being appointed as

a lecturer’s assistant at the CUT from

2007-2009. She was also working as

a part-time chef for the Upper Crust

Catering company, working specifically

after hours or over weekends to stay

in touch with the industry. In 2009

she was promoted to junior chef for

culinary studies at the CUT and in 2013

again, this time as head chef of the CUT

Hotel School.

Through the CUT, Liza was given

the opportunity to travel abroad

and broaden her horizons. Liza also

operated her own private catering

company on the side in her time being

employed at CUT. During annual leave,

she worked at establishments like

La Motte’s Pierneef Restaurant to stay

on top of current trends.

Liza has a real passion for education as

well and spent a part of her career in

the hospitality education industry.

In 2012 she got married and relocated

to Cape Town where she worked as

sous chef at Roxanne Floquet Cake

Design and as sous chef at Edward

Nathan Sonnenberg’s (ENS) before

starting up the Diploma in Patisserie

for the International Hotel School (IHS)

at the Cape Town campus. Two years

later she relocated to Pretoria, where

she was appointed as head of the

professional cookery department at

the Capital Hotel School and Training


She soon joined the start-up team

at Ivory Manor Boutique Hotel, and

finally completed her master’s degree

in Higher Education Studies (M.A. HES)

through the University of the Free

State. In 2018, she decided to throw

caution to the wind and invest in

herself and Sherewood Lodge Boutique

Guest House and Swartskaap Bistro

was the end result. And, yes, if you

were wondering, Liza and her team

also offer cooking classes!

And you know Liza’s food is to die for!

The cooking classes are hosted every

last Friday of the month and each

month has a different theme, varying

from canapés to vegetables to baking

to meat and festive treats. To see

when the next cooking class is, follow

Sherewood Lodge on Facebook or

Swartskaap on Instagram at

@swartskaapbistrosherewood. Being

so close to the city, Sherewood is easily

accessible for public transport like

Uber and close to access routes, OR

Tambo International Airport and major

shopping malls.

The team at Sherewood Lodge

Boutique Guest House also strives to

be as sustainable as possible and are

starting to grow their own vegetable

and herb garden for Swartskaap Bistro’s

kitchen. They also have an all year

round indigenous water-wise garden.

Did you know that Shere is one of three

places in the world where the critically

endangered golden mole, also named

“Neamblysomus julianae”, occurs?

Sherewood Lodge offers more than the

eye can see and their ratings speak for

itself, boasting a 9.3 rating on Booking.

com and a 9.2 rating on TripAdvisor.

For more information or to make

a booking, please visit www.

Chef Liza Strauss.

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soup and fresh berries.




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There is something very special about the luxurious white holiday home that sits

perfectly positioned on the Zinkwazi beach lagoon. The White House, as it’s known, is

what beach house dreams are made of ...


avish without being

pretentious and reminiscent

of a magnificent beach villa

somewhere in Europe, the sixbedroom


home boasts

incredible views of the

Zinkwazi lagoon and

the main beach of this quaint North

Coast village in KZN.

Sleeping up to 24 people, if offers

private boat mooring and direct

access to the main beach, as well as

all of the modern conveniences one

would expect from a home of this

calibre. Here are our top five reasons

to book a holiday at this beautiful

ocean-side abode ...

44 Get It Pretoria September 2019

Located on the Zinkwazi

lagoon directly in front of the

main beach, the views from the

home are simply magnificent.

5 reasons why we adore

The White House


The view, as you make your way

through the elegant plantation

shutter front doors, through the

length of the house towards the

deck, is nothing short of gasp-worthy.

Situated on the lagoon in front of the

main beach, you simply couldn’t ask

for a better location for a beachside

holiday. One can imagine spending

hours in the warm summer sunshine,

sprawled out on sunbeds alongside

the swimming pool (set into the

deck), watching as the kids frolic in

the lagoon or swim across to the

main beach. A glass of bubbly in hand

wouldn’t hurt, either.


Think automated, remotecontrolled

rolling doors (and

blinds), which open the home up

completely to the exquisite 180-degree

sea views, air-conditioning in all the

rooms, WiFi, smart TV, two dishwashers

and a security alarm with both external

and internal beams. This home has all

the modern conveniences you need

to ensure your coastal getaway is

A welcome gift is waiting

for you on arrival.

The oversized dining table and large wooden chandeliers

add a wow factor to the contemporary coastal interior.

comfortable and entirely relaxing. The

home also comes fully serviced with a

lovely permanent live-in maid named

Gloria who is friendly and quick to offer

help wherever needed.


With a contemporary coastal

look and feel, the beautiful white

and natural wood décor is perfectly

complemented by the blue, grey

and white subtly nautical-inspired

furniture. The massive solid-wood

dining table and captivating,

oversized wooden chandeliers add

a wow factor to the otherwise clean,

simplistic interior.


Two of the six bedrooms feature

eight bunkbeds each, two have

queen beds and the last two feature

king-sized beds and views over the

sea and lagoon with stacking doors

that open out onto the deck. All the

rooms have en-suite bathrooms and

built-in wardrobes. This is the ideal

location to spend family holidays

with enough space for grannies and

grandads and all the cousins.


A lovely welcome gift waiting

for you on arrival and a goodie

bag packed with local magazines and

pamphlets offering information about

things to do in Zinkwazi and the

surrounding areas. A kitchen stocked

with all the top-class appliances,

crockery and accessories you need.

Two ice machines. Staff who come

in quietly and position the outdoor

furniture and ensure everything is

neat and tidy at the start of each day.

It’s the small things, often, that really

make a holiday memorable and, in

this department, The White House

comes out tops.

The lovely Gloria is

always there to help

with a friendly smile.


The White House is one of the homes in the year-round collection of five-star

holiday rental management company, Luxury Coastal Escapes (LCE) . LCE has

in their large portfolio some of the best beach houses on the KZN North Coast

and the Western Cape. Rates are from R6 500 per night (out of season mid-week)

going up to R13 000 per night (mid-season) and R18 500 per night (high season).

There is a minimum booking of two nights for mid-week and low season, a

minimum of seven nights mid-season and minimum 14 nights high season. All

bookings include a maid five days a week, fresh linen and towels, WiFi, DSTV and

a welcome basket.

Details:,, 079-517-7353.

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