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PRETORIA

MELISSA

SWART

IS KEEPING IT REAL

MUM’S

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MAY 2019


PROMOTION

Kalahari

MAY FOCUS

This month’s focus ... hyperpigmentation

One of the leading concerns among clients today is

hyperpigmentation, a skin condition that occurs due to the

overproduction of the pigment known as melanin.

There are several different types of pigmentation, and it is

important to have a skincare expert assess your skin prior to

any treatments.

The main triggers of hyperpigmentation to take into

consideration are: genetics, solar damage, warm

temperatures (hot showers or any activity that induces

sweating), overstimulation due to using the incorrect

products, a hormonal imbalance such as melasma

(extremely common after pregnancy), post-inflammation

caused by acne, or healed injuries such as burns, cuts and

abrasions.

The most effective way to combat this persistent skin

condition is by simultaneously inhibiting tyrosinase activity

and melanin production. When we treat hyperpigmentation

we have a dual-action treatment approach with our Kalahari

professional treatments, as well as our homecare products,

that will produce visible results.

Kalahari treatment of the

month ... TCA Peel

A medium strength chemical peel, that

consists of 8 percent trichloroacetic

acid, revitalises skin by lifting dead

surface cells and stimulating cell

mitosis. This professional treatment

visibly brightens and improves skin

discolouration, reduces the appearance

of fine lines and leaves your skin

looking radiant. Our expert skin

therapists can assess your skin and put

together your ideal skincare strategy.

Kalahari product of the month ...

the Skin Brightening Gel

Our Skin Brightening Gel is a Kalahari favourite when

it comes to effectively treating hyperpigmentation.

A lightweight treatment gel that contains a

combination of powerful phyto-effective ingredients

including alpha arbutin, carob leaf extract willow

bark extract and Kigelia africana. This gel effectively

inhibits tyrosinase activity as well as melanin

production, resulting in a visibly brighter and more

even skin tone. An SPF 40 is highly recommended to

be used over this gel during day time. R320 from any

Kalahari stockist.

For more information contact Kalahari on 011-656-1122. For your nearest

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Volume 14

Issue 04

May 19

CONTENTS

WHY DON’T YOU ...

4 Shop at the Brooklyn Square Rooftop

Antique Market, celebrate like a true

Mexican or celebrate Mother’s Day at

the Pretoria National Botanical Garden

BOOK CLUB

6 Read more about the hottest new

releases and do not forget to join our

book club

WISH LIST

8 The goodies we cannot wait to get our

hands on this month

SOCIALS

10 Renaissance glam at the annual

Caxton Excellence Awards

PEOPLE

12 Local mummy blogger Melissa Swart

talks all things family

14 After years of putting her family first,

Magna Lomas is now taking time for

herself

16 Nina and Sally Nortier dishes on all

things Everli Baby

FASHION

18 Fashion buys for you and Mum

BEAUTY

20 Secrets to flawless skin

HEALTH

22 Everything you need to know about

bootcamp

FOOD

24 Easy (and kid-friendly) recipes to spoil

Mum with

TRAVEL

26 We’re honouring the matriarch and

visit the Tintswalo Safari Lodge. It’s a

must-see!

WIN

9 A spoil for two at one of The Fox Box

Express Nail and Brow Dens

9 A Grootte Post hamper to spoil Mum

with

34 One lucky reader can win a R1 000

voucher from Della

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If you have a date for the Get It diary page, email the info at east a month in advance to adrib@rekord.co.za

Out & About

Pencil these events into your May diary right now!

We sure love a good antique

01 market and it doesn’t get

better than the Brooklyn Square

Rooftop Antique Market. It’s

Pretoria’s oldest antique and charity

SPCA market. So if you enjoy

hunting for treasures, be sure to

diarise the 1st of May. It’s a public

holiday, so gather the family and

head down to Brooklyn Square for

fun, food and loads of shopping!

Expect a wide range of antiques,

collectables, vintage clothing,

jewellery and much more. The

market opens at 8:30am and entry

is R30. For more details or enquiries,

go to www.brooklynmall.co.za.

Always wanted to see a real-life

11 rodeo in action? Well, now you can

at the Let’s Rodeo event taking place

at Que Sera. See real bull-riding (Texasstyle)

done by qualified cowboys and even

put your own bull-riding and horse-riding

skills to the test. The event is hosted by

Rough Stock Rodeo Club and entrance is

R50 per person, children under age age

of six enter free. So get your outfit ready

and don’t miss out on the rodeo dance

and braai afterwards. The event kicks off

at 9am. Details: www.quesera.co.za.

Bederf jou ma hierdie Moedersdag

11 met ‘n dag vol musiek en pret vir

die hele gesin by die Pretoria Nasionale

Botaniese Tuin. Maar jy sal moet gou

spring, kaartjies vir Groot Op Die

Gras – Mother’s Day Edition is besig

om vinnig uit te verkoop. Kunstenaars

sluit Die Heuwels Fantasties, Bobby

van Jaarsveld en Valiant Swart in.

Ontspan, luister na van ons land se top

kunstenaars, geniet ‘n biertjie (of twee)

in die biertuin, smul aan heerlike kos en

kyk hoe die kinders in die spesiale speelarea

baljaar. Kaartjiepryse wissel tussen

R80 en R400 en is voor die geleentheid

aanlyn beskikbaar.

Details: www.lovemusic.co.za.

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Save the date for the fourth

instalment of the Purely Pretoria

Craft Beer Festival at the Cowhouse

Market (access from the corner of Ridge

Road and Oukraal Boulevard). Remember,

it’s a public holiday so you can kick back,

relax and enjoy some of the best beer

local craft beer breweries have to offer.

There will also be loads of great food and

entertainment available and a amazing

line-up of live music. Tickets cost R105 per

person online or R110 at the gate. Details:

www.quicket.co.za. A trail run (5km or

10km) will also take place in the morning

at the Hazeldean Valley Trails. It starts at

8:30am, tickets cost R150 which includes

a free beer at the finish line and free entry

to the beer fest afterwards. Details:

www.bouttime.co.za.

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Always dreamt of

celebrating like a true

Mexican? Now you can at the

Pringles Tequila & Mexican

Food Festival 2019, taking

place at the Royal Elephant

Hotel in Centurion. So get your

sombrero and tequila face

ready for action. You’re in for

a treat – a day in the great

outdoors filled with an array of

Mexican cuisine, lots of tequila

and entertainment. Doors open

at 11am and the event will end

at 7pm. Tickets range between

R140 and R220. Please note,

no under-18s will be allowed.

Details: plankton.mobi.

04-05

We confess: we love 70s

and 80s music. Even

more so when it’s sung by some of our

favourite local artists. Get ready for a

showcase like no other. Capital Singers

consists of more than 1 000 choir singers

and will get together with local singers

like Elvis Blue, Vicky Sampson and Joseph

Clark. Guests can expect an exciting

trip down memory lane with all your

favourite oldies hits arranged for band

and choir by musical director, Janine

Neethling and conducted by Christo

Burger and Michael Barrett. Book your

tickets now for Capital Singers Rewind

70s & 80s at Sun Arena at Times Square.

Tickets sell for between R150 and R250.

Doors open at 6pm (4 May) and 3pm

(5 May). Details: online.computicket.com.


CELEBRATE BIODIVERSITY DAY AT THE

PRETORIA NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN!

The 2019 theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May is

‘Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health’.

Biodiversity sustains us through providing water and energy; nourishes us

through providing food; inspires us through education and art; protects

us through providing shelter; connects us through our heritage; and

empowers us in terms of development and economic growth.

THE GARDEN IS AN IMPORTANT CONSERVATION AREA

WWW.SANBI.ORG

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Book club

Books for mums ... and a happy-ever-after

After an air raid in London, an injured woman is found wandering around. She

does not have any memory of who she is, but she knows she has lost something

precious. A young boy is taken from an orphanage and sent to Australia on

board a ship. How, he wonders, is his mum going to find him? In Perth, a lonely

woman takes in the child. But then she discovers his past. Does she keep

quiet, or tell ... and risk losing the little boy who’s become her life? The Oceans

Between Us by Gill Thompson ... a tear-jerker for Mother’s Day. Headline, R325

• We love a good Irish tale, and M for Mammy by Eleanor O’Reilly is just

wonderful. It is a story about the Augustts ... a loving, Irish family who, like all

families, are a bit complicated. Even more so when the mum has a stroke and

the force of nature who is Granny Mae-Ann comes to take charge to try and

keep the family together. She has a job on! There is the son with all his words

trapped in his head by The Bloody Autism, the father struggling to express

himself at all and the daughter quietly writing it all down to try and make sense

of it. Language and love and the power of a family ... brilliant. John Murray, R300

• ‘I have several mothers. It’s a bit complicated for me. Especially as they really

don’t like each other. There’s even one who’s going to die. Maybe it’s a little

bit my fault ... maybe everything happened because of me. Because I can’t

remember which one is the real one.’ In Michel Bussi’s The Wrong Mother,

four-year-old Malone starts telling people that his mother is not his real mother.

It is impossible. She has birth certificates, photos of him as a child and even the

paediatrician confirms this is her child. The school psychologist is the only one

who believes him and he is determined to find out the truth. Orion, R305

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... and a happyever-after

A job as companion to an

elderly gentleman. The chance

of running into an old boyfriend

(the one-who-got-away). A

search for a lost perfume that

may just save a beautiful estate.

Set in Scotland, London and

the south of France; romance,

humour, a cast of warm and

totally believable characters

(and the possibility of a happyever-after)

lie at the heart of

Katie Fforde’s wonderful new

novel, A Rose Petal Summer.

Lighthearted and frothy ... a joy

to read. Penguin, R290


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• Auto electrical components and

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• Aircon system repairs and

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• Clutch kit replacements

• Shock absorbers replacement

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• Starters and alternator service and

repairs.

• Service while you wait, enjoying a

fresh espresso coffee, by

appointment only.

• Key programming, new keys with

remotes.

• Computer box testing and repairs.

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On customer request we collect and deliver vehicles.

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March, April and May 2019 special on:

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Wish List

We are mad about these May buys.

PERFECT FOR MUMMY

Every mum (or woman) needs a good

trench coat this winter. And even better if

it cames in a blush colour. We absolutely

love this suede trench coat from

Woolworths, R899. It will look absolutely

chic and feminine paired with this floral

polysilk scarf, R199.

Details: www.woolworths.co.za.

Rather want jewellery?

These pink chalcedony

earrings from Della (R450)

are sure to make her smile.

Details: www.della.co.za.

FINE DINING WITH SPUNK

There’s a brand new lodge and restaurant in

town and if you have not been there yet, we

can definitely recommend a visit to Sherewood

Lodge Boutique Guest House and Swartskaap

Bistro. The Afro-European style guest house

in Shere has nine luxurious rooms, decorated

with natural materials, are well-appointed with

private patios and independent entrances. And

then there is the beautiful restaurant, Swartskaap

Bistro with well-known chef Liza Strauss at the

helm. It is the perfect spot for a relaxing cup of

coffee and cake with friends, or a lovely long

afternoon with family under the trees. Definitely

try the 3B French Toast (sliced brioche loaf dipped

in egg custard topped with biltong, brie, portpoached

figs, almond sprinkle and rocket) and the

Swart”SKAAP” (curried lamb, roti and sambals).

The restaurant is open Mondays to Fridays from

7am to 4pm. Details: sherewoodlodge.co.za.

And don’t even get us started on these beautiful shoes – they

are real leather, available in pink, green, chocolate brown and

navy blue, R950. Baruch is a proudly Pretoria brand with a

passion to be different. Details: www.baruchstyles.com.

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DOLLS OF A DIFFERENT KIND

If you are looking for the perfect gift for Mum this Mother’s Day, we have

just the thing. And it’s as unique as it gets. Spoil your mum with a special

Niki Forever silver 3D Dolly or Paper Doll. The Niki Forever line can also

be produced in other metals such as Rose Gold, Yellow Gold and White Gold

upon request. The jewellery line consists of 3D Dollies and Paper Dolls that

were designed after the passing of one of the designer’s twin sisters, Nicole.

From there, the name NIKI FOREVER: NI (for Nicole) KI (for Kimberley –

designer for Niki Forever) was created. Each dolly is hand-made with her

own name, and comes with her own little painting and a poem. Visit their

website for the full range and prices. Details: nikiforever.com.

POUCH PRETTY

Keeping all your most important necessities in one place

has never looked this cute. Just check out this Thandana

Toucan Tango Pouch from local online shop Macaroon

Collection. Available in an array of colours, Thandana

bags are made from South African-produced leather. And

the designs and colours are so pretty you’ll definitely

want more than one bag, R229. Happy shopping! Details:

macarooncollection.co.za.

WIN

PAMPER TIME

Nothing screams quick convenient

pampering quite like a brow thread, tint and

manicure. At The Fox Box, the exclusive supplier

of beauty services in Woolworths stores across

the country, you can have it all. Their services include

manicures, pedicures, threading and tinting services and

the best part … you can just walk in to any of their express

nail and brow bars at Woolworths stores in Centurion Mall,

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre and Brooklyn Mall. Details:

www.thefoxbox.co.za.

WIN! One lucky lady can win a spoil for two at one of The

Fox Box Express Nail & Brow Dens at select Woolworths

Beauty Departments in Pretoria. To enter, simply visit

our page on Facebook (Get It Pretoria Magazine), like

our post, follow The Fox Box on Facebook

(@TheFoxBoxSa) and tag the special friend

you want to share your pampering

with. It is easy as that!

WIN

CHEERS TO MUM

May means Mother’s Day. But Thursday,

23 May is also International Chardonnay

Day … something we are sure mums are

very happy about! So this month we are

combining the two … and buying Mum a

bottle or two of fabulous Chardonnay. Groote

Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2018 is all

grapefruit and citrus flavours … it is fresh

and zesty and is one of the most versatile

food-friendly wines out there. It is lovely with

fresh oysters, ceviche, fish on the braai, sushi,

sashimi, lightly-spiced Asian dishes and

will be delicious with an orange soufflé

or a poached pear and almond tart.

Around R110. Groote Post Kapokberg

Chardonnay 2017 is a wooded option ...

you will smell orange blossom and

lemon zest and taste lashings of

butter and gorgeous notes of

white stone fruit and pear. It is the

perfect wine to serve with rich,

creamy dishes like a butternut soup,

poached salmon with a Hollandaise

sauce, sage butter chicken, grilled

linefish with lemon butter sauce,

coronation chicken, grilled crayfish

or prawns and butter chicken curry.

It is also delicious with crème brûlée

or a platter of soft cheeses. Around

R182. Details: grootepost.co.za

WIN! To celebrate mums and

chardonnays and all things we love,

we are giving away a hamper with

a bottle of each of these wonderful

wines. To enter, simply visit our

page on Facebook (Get It Pretoria

Magazine), like our post and tag a

friend and you will be in the draw.

Entries close 25 May.

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Robert Visser.

A celebration to

remember

Giving recognition where it is due is oh-so important; and Caxton, the

publishers of Get It Pretoria magazine and the Rekord newspapers, are

definitely not afraid to give credit where it is due. For the annual

Caxton Excellence Awards, personnel from across the company

recently got together at the lavish The Maslow Hotel at the Time

Square Casino opposite Menlyn Maine to celebrate a year of hard work.

Awards were given for outstanding design skills, photography, writing,

advertising campaigns, years of dedicated service and more. The theme

of the evening was Renaissance and Caxtonites dressed to impress.

The food, expertly prepared by The Maslow Hotel’s executive sous

chef, Jaco Truter, was out of this world and the entertainment ensured

that the party lasted all night. And did we mention there was a silent

disco to end the evening with? It was epic! A big congratulations to all

the winners. You deserve all the recognition that comes your way. We

definitely cannot wait for next year’s awards ceremony.

Mireille Jacobs, Irma Green, Julia Burger, Chairmaine Schonborn and

Colletha Nappe.

Amy Jenkins, Lisa Smith, Monique de Villiers-Delport and Nicole Metzinger.

Niel Henning, Zani Barrish and Christopher van der Merwe.

Mada Henein, Marietjie Pretorius and Marina Keatns.

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LIFE’S A

CIRCUS

She’s a mom, wife, businesswoman, singer and actress. Pretoria East’s Melissa Swart dishes

on how she manages to raise babies and build a career.

Text: Mariëtte van Niekerk / Photographer: Anthony Horak Photograpgy / Special credit: Follicle Inc.

Melissa Swart has a smile that

can light up a room, a career

that will leave many green

with envy, a doting husband

and is mom of two kiddos under the age

of five. Jip, that’s quite a mouthful.

And then she still finds time to help

other moms deal with the challenges of

parenthood.

Melissa, hubby Tertius and two kids,

Xavier (3) and Xerésh (4) reside in Pretoria

East and the busy mom says her kids

completely changed her life.

“I always thought that I knew what

unconditional love (with my husband)

was, but my two little ones came to show

me the true definition and concept of true

love,” Melissa explains.

And it was her kids that made her start

her blog #THEHONESTTOMOMTRUTH.

“Staying home alone with first Xerésh

and then her and Xavi made me go

through one heck of an identity crisis.

“Before the kids, I was always very sure

of who I was as a successful singer, actress

and writer and suddenly I was just a

mom. Everything I used to work on was

suddenly just gone.

“The more I got to talk to other moms,

however, I came to realise that I was not

alone. I just could not understand why no

one ever speak about it, so I decided to do

so,” Melissa says.

The name comes from the saying: “It

is the honest to God truth” and Melissa

says she chose it specifically, because

she wants moms to be able to share their

truths.

“I write about my own experiences as

well as what I see other moms go though

and experience around me,” she adds.

She recently teamed up with the wellknown

baby product range Epimax and

launched her own web-series 1,2,3 with

Living and Loving magazine.

“I talk about topics many moms debate

or have questions about. You would think

that being a mom is hard enough, but

I never imagined moms would criticise

and break each other down this much.

“Being a mom is all about the daily

discovery of my heart’s capabilities. It is

a chance to raise two people who know

their worth and therefore can make a

change in the world,” she says.

“The feedback on the blog has been

fantastic, with many parents telling me

they feel less alone.”

Apart from being a blogger and

full-time mom, she is also part of the

female singing group Dinamiese

Dames alongside Nadia Beukes, Marisa

Drummond and Edrien Erasmus. The

ladies met while sharing a dressing room

while working on a musical.

“We became friends and since we

all have a passion for women and the

different phases in life, we decided to start

a cabaret group,” Melissa explains.

The talented Pretorian is also the sister

of former Miss South Africa Melinda Bam

and the daughter of well-known gospel

singer Wanda Bam.

“I have so much love for Melin’ and my

mom and I am so proud of them. But it is

sometimes tough to fight for your own

identity when people keep pushing you

under someone else’s title,” she says.

Melissa also has a passion for hair, makeup

and styling and says it mostly comes

with being part of the entertainment

industry.

“When I gave up my musical theatre

career to be with the kids, it was also

something I could do from home, and my

business just boomed,” she says.

So how does she manage it all?

“Lists ... It is all that works. Start at the top

and work your way through,” she laughs.

The most difficult part of being a mom?

Patience. But her mom taught her to have

grace with yourself and your own growth

process.

“Many days life is like a circus, but it is

a beautiful, colourful circus and I cannot

wait to see what tomorrow has in-store,”

Melissa says.

For more about Melissa, follow her on

Facebook (@Melissa Swart Page) and

Instagram (@melissaswart_) or check out

her blog #THEHONESTTOMOMTRUTH at

www.melissaswart.co.za.

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MORE WITH

MELISSA

My favourite make up

product is ...

Looking Good LCN Mascara

My beauty secret is ...

Willa Krause skin care range

My favourite local beauty salon is ...

Mint Laser & Beauty

To relax, I love to ...

watch a movie

My favourite kid-friendly restaurant is ...

Crawdaddy’s

Tertius and I keep our marriage alive by ...

sitting on the porch at night with a cup

of coffee or a glass of wine. We like

to discuss all that happened

during the day.

May 2019 Get It Pretoria 13


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THE TIME IS

NOW!

For years, mum of two, Magna Lomas, has put her family first. She was the rock behind

hubby’s business, momager to her singer son and the glue that held her household and

family together. Now, at the age of 48, it is finally her time to shine.

Magna Lomas (48) from

Southdown’s story is one to

which many mothers can relate.

From the minute her first little

bundle of joy was born, her entire life

started to revolve around her family.

That inevitably led to many of her hopes,

dreams and passions to take a backseat to

the needs of her family. With her last born

out of school, Magna finally has some time

to spare – time for her art.

She credits her creativity and love of the

finer things in life to her mother, who had

a room filled with all the kinds of art and

craft necessities of which you can dream.

“My mother always motivated me and

gave me the opportunity to flourish in my

art,” Magna says.

After completing her schooling, she

enrolled as an art student at the Tshwane

University if Technology (then Technicon

Pretoria) but, because of circumstances,

only completed her first year of studies.

She met her husband, Wayne Lomas,

in art class in Grade 10 and the couple

is celebrating their 26th wedding

anniversary this year. They have two sons,

Georic (21) and Johndré (18).

The love of the arts seems to run though

all members of this family’s veins.

Wayne owns his own shopfitting

business, Georic is a singer with a passion

for design and little brother Johndré is

following in his dad’s footsteps, working at

the family business.

Taking care of a house full of men is no

easy task, but with both sons all grown

up, Magna decided that it was time to do

something for herself.

“Over the past nine years, we as a family

went through lots of trying times, mostly

due to health problems. As of this year,

however, everyone is doing well and

I decided that it is time for me to find

myself again and live out my passion,” she

says.

One look at her paintings will have you

convinced of Magna’s talent. It is one of a

kind, eye-catching and really speaks to the

viewer.

“I get inspiration from different emotions

I experience, things that happen and

the hidden inner strength and beauty of

women,” she explains.

She spends about 20 hours per week

painting, but says the creation process is

running through her mind 24 hours a day.

“I do not like to work on a painting for

longer than a week. I tend to lose interest,”

she says.

When she is painting, she uses acrylic

paint as base layers and oil paint for the

finer detail on top. For her latest painting,

she even mixed it up a bit and used oil

pastels and charcoal along with the acrylic

and oil paint.

One of our favourite paintings is of a

woman posing with an awkward, forced

smile.

Magna entered the piece into an

international art competition called

Delusional Art in 2018 and says it tells the

story of a young girl who hides her trauma

and pain behind a forced smile.

“Her inner conflict, anxiety, sadness,

struggle, confusion and disillusionment

are all illustrated with her eyes are an

indication of what is going on in her mind

and soul. The light and darkness indicates

the happiness and sadness in her life,” she

adds.

“My pieces are all simple yet timeless.

Colour and detail are very important to

me and the brush strokes are all worked in

with a dry brush to help create a smoother

effect.

“My latest pieces are very transparent,

soft and mysterious,” she says.

Some of her favourite local artists include

Lionel Smit, Mat Louwrens, Michael Heyns

and Marina Louw. The last artwork she

bought is by Mat Louwrens, depicting

children running through a field of flowers.

An advice for other mums trying to find

themselves again after the kids have left

the nest or just struggling to keep their

head above water amidst daily chores and

responsibilities?

“Keep the faith and be patient with

yourself; it will get better. Your time will

come. If you do want to take on a project,

keep it small. Rather tackle something

smaller just for the fun of it, as bigger

projects tend to lead to frustration.

“Never stop dreaming and remember to

keep your passion alive – even if it is only

in your head.

“And lastly, never let your fear of

disappointment keep you from doing

something – just go for it.”

When she is not busy running the

household, spending time with family

or painting, she likes to scroll through

Pinterest looking for inspiration and new

ideas.

To see some of her unique and striking

artworks, contact Magna on 082-498-

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Text: Mariëtte van Niekerk / Photographer: Anthony Horak Photography/ Hair and Make up: Follicle Inc.


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MORE ON THE DYNAMIC DUO:

What is your favourite local family restaurant?

La Fiamma – A little Italian restaurant in Cliffendale Drive.

How do you manage to cope, running a business while dealing with

normal daily household challenges?

With the support from our family and teamwork, we manage to juggle

household challenges and running a business.

When you are not working, what do you do to relax?

We love spending time with our family and friends; we love escaping from

the city on the weekends and exploring places and meeting new faces.


Shopping for a little princess is always fun – whether she’s your own or not. But, finding the

perfect baby shower, birthday or Christening gift might sound easier said than done.

We caught up with the Nortier sisters, the brains behind the proudly Pretorian Everli baby

and toddler range.

n a world of individualism, family

heirlooms and traditional hand-medowns

seem to be a thing of the past ...

that something precious that has been

passed on from generation to generation.

For many it is a string of pearls or a

gorgeous Christening gown, but where

to find these items if you do not have any

family treasures of your own?

Thanks to Nina and Sally Nortier, the

sisters behind the Everli Baby brand, you

can start your own traditions or just dress

the little princess in your life in some of

the cutest outfits and accessories we are

yet to see. The dynamic duo saw a gap

in the market, realising the struggle of

many women (and men) trying to find the

perfect baby gift, and created their own

range of the most beautiful, timeless gifts

that will impress even the fussiest mum.

“We wanted to create products that are

not only exquisite, stylish and comfortable,

but designed to last and to be passed

down from one generation to the next.

The quality of our customised products

ensures that they will last; but it is really

the timelessness and daintiness of our

designs that make our clothing the perfect

heirloom to either keep in your child’s

memory box, or to lovingly pass on to the

next generation of children in your family

or friendship circle,” Nina explains.

The sisters from Faerie Glen share a

passion for fashion alongside an adoration

for children and combining their two loves

resulted in the creation of Everli Baby – a

brand that will last forever.

“One day we heard that they were

talking about a little girl called Everli over

the radio and we immediately fell in love

with the name and decided Everli was the

perfect fit – Everli is our ‘foreverli’ brand

name,” Nina explains the name.

The Everli Baby range are made from

cotton and bamboo, making items

long-lasting and eco-friendly. Bamboo’s

thermal regulating nature will keep your

little one comfortable, as it is warm in cool

weather and cool in warm weather; while

the cotton fabrics absorb your baby’s body

moisture easily and will not irritate their

delicate skin. Each item also comes with a

soft touch of lace, are dyed by hand and

packed with a personalised swing tag,

making it the ultimate gift idea.

So where do they get the inspiration for

their gorgeous outfits from?

“The birth of a specific item in our range

often starts with us falling in love with

a piece of lace. From there an outfit is

conceptualised, designed and crafted.

Each item in our range is named after one

of the cherubs we meet along the way.”

Each unique design is handmade by

a quality team of seamstresses and the

collections can be viewed on their online

shop. But we have to warn you. You will

definitely spend much more than you

initially planned to. Prices range from R65

to R520 and include the most exquisite

accessories, rompers and dresses. Even

the wrapping will leave you giddy with

excitement.

But it is not all for babies. Everli Baby now

also has a toddler collection, specifically

made for moms and dads wanting to

keep dressing their little ones in the range.

Many mommies also love dressing their

babies and toddlers in similar outfits and it

does not get cuter than Everli Baby.

Starting up their own business was

anything but easy.

“Deciding to put your dream into action

and giving 100% to make your business a

reality, and then realising that there is no

turning back. It is a leap of faith, but also

the most rewarding part. In the fashion

industry, it is always quite challenging

creating the next season’s collection six

months in advance – you are ‘dying of

heat’ while dreaming up winter designs,”

the sisters say.

Working with family, we can imagine is

quite hard. So what is their secret?

“We are not only family, but best friends.

We have different personalities and

strengths which we capitalise on and

have different roles and responsibilities

within our business. It is important to

switch off some days and spend quality

sister bonding time and not talk about

business,” the duo explains.

And the two really are two peas in

a pod. Both studied BCom Marketing

Management at the University of Pretoria

and spent time abroad after varsity.

At Everli Baby, Nina is the mastermind

behind the business and handle all dayto-day

business activities, while Sally is the

more creative and analytical brain.

Their favourite piece from Everli Baby is

their very first design, the Aurora Romper.

“It showcases our unique Everli design

(bubble-cut knee-length romper), with

a touch of lace (short lace sleeves with

a see-through lace back with scalloped

edges in the middle and ties at the back),”

Sally says.

Locally you can get your hands on

Everli designs at Oh My Baby in Menlyn

Shopping Centre and Baby Bubble in

Silver Lakes, or you can just shop online

at www.everlibaby.com.

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STYLISH

MUM

During the month of May, we celebrate mums across the city

for all that they do. So on the fashion front we thought it apt

to share a few of our favourite trendy fashion buys your mum

(or even you) will love. So why not spoil her a bit?

GLITTERY GOLD

Every outfit deserves a bit of bling and we just love

these solid disk earrings from Black Betty Design,

R1 280. Details: www.blackbettydesign.com.

FLORAL AND FLIRTY

Jumpsuits are all the rage and

even mums deserve to be

trendy. We are absolutely crazy

about this Astrid printed

jumpsuit from Forever New,

R1 499. Details:

www.forevernew.co.za.

KEEP WARM

Every mum needs a cute yet practical cardigan and

it does not get trendier than this burnt orange

linen cardigan from Mango, R699.

Details: shop.mango.com/za.

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BOOT UP!

Come winter, every woman needs a good

pair of boots. These khaki Dominica

boots from Aldo is super comfy and

will help to create a statement

look, R1 699. Details:

superbalist.com.


FOR THE LOVE OF KNITTING

Bold colours, interesting shapes and

quirky prints are what winter fashion is

all about. Stay warm and stylish with

this pretty Mica colour block pull

over from Poetry, R899. Details:

www.poetrystores.co.za.

BAG IT

Whether you are a new mum carrying around lots

of baby stuff or just want to keep all your daily

necessities in one place, Hansel & Gretel is a local

online shop specialising in bewitching bags and baby

gear and this full leather back pack is all we have

ever wanted, R2 590. Details: www.myhgshop.com.

TIMING IS EVERYTHING

This grey Varick watch from Kate Spade New York

is as gorgeous as it is practical. We are all about the

minimalist detailing, R3 999. Details: superbalist.com.

SILKY

SMOOTH

Opt for subtle

luxury with this

beautiful peony

floral silk scarf

from Accessorize

South Africa,

R599. Details:

accessorize.co.za.

SEXY IN SATIN

Yes, you read it. Satin is back and hotter than ever.

This fancy Bobbie satin slip skirt mixes the satin

and animal print trends and is perfect for day or

night. Pair it with a printed T-shirt and trainers or

black cami and block heels, R799.

Details: www.forevernew.co.za.

THE MOM FIT

Mango’s new slim-fit jeans give new meaning

to mum jeans. The slim fit and high waist makes

it the perfect everyday jeans; and do not even

get us started on the colour. Wear it with your

favourite sneakers or dress it up with a coat and

heels, R699. Details: shop.mango.com/za.

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20 Get It Pretoria May 2019

If anyone has flawless,

photo-ready skin it’s

American actress, singer,

and fashion authority

Zendaya Coleman – the

new (and very gorgeous)

face of Lancôme.


#Flawless

Queen of the selfie ... glowing skin and close-up perfection

Say goodbye

to Insta

filters! You

won’t need

them with

Clarins’ new

revolutionary

product ...

Instant Poreless,

which boosts

your photogenic

qualities! Your

skin looks matte,

pores appear

less noticeable,

your complexion

is luminous and

fresh-looking –

even close up!

R485.

Loving this new

Lancôme

product ...

brilliant for smooth,

photo-ready skin. The

Rose Jelly Mask is the

make-up addict’s choice

for an instant skin

replump. The deepquenching

overnight

mask locks in moisture

... you wake up with

smoother, softer and

more supple skin.

#iwokeuplikethis

R499.

Filorga’s super-perfecting radiance range

– Oxygen-Glow – promises perfect,

no-filter skin. And with more than 1 000

selfies taken every second worldwide

(good grief!), that’s exactly what women

are demanding. The range includes

this Oxygen-Glow Super-perfecting

Radiance Cream (it smooths, unifies,

plumps, and detoxifies, with immediate

enhancing benefits). Also look out for

the Oxygen-Glow Eyes, Clean and

Mask (a super-perfecting express mask

which reveals a glowing complexion in

just 10 minutes). Available at Edgars and

Clicks, from R360 to R725.

Instant glow ...

Kiehl’s new Glow

Formula Skin

Hydrator is a

moisturiser which

hydrates skin

to smooth and

soften while

also giving a

soft, subtle

facial glow.

Over time, it

boosts skin

radiance

with the

benefits of

antioxidant

protection.

R660.

Nimue’s Multi

Rejuvenating

Serum is a high

performance

Vitamin C booster. It

stimulates collagen

production, which

rejuvenates the

skin and protects

it against free

radical damage. It

helps reduce the

appearance of fine

lines and wrinkles.

R1 054. Details:

nimueskin.com

Givenchy’s Teint

Couture Drop

Highlighter

is a multi-use

product which

gives freshness

and a natural

‘wet’ effect. It’s

like a luminous

filter ... your

face is instantly

radiant. You

can blend

with your

foundation

for a natural

look, or use as

a highlighter

on areas

which naturally

capture the

light. R880.

May 2019 Get It Pretoria 21


BOOTCAMP

THAT BOOTY

We know it’s cold outside and exercise might not be your top priority. Get in shape, or just

get started with a bootcamp session (or two). Here’s what you need to know.

Lelani Loots, owner of LaniFit

Bootcamp, has always been

passionate about fitness. She is a

qualified personal trainer with a fulltime

schedule.

“My classes were fully booked and there

were only so many people I could help, so

I decided to start my own bootcamp to

offer training in bigger numbers.

“LaniFit Bootcamp was born and today

I have between 250 and 300 ladies

attending classes at three different

venues in Centurion,” Lelani says.

Of course we wanted to find out more

about this fitness craze and Lelani was

eager to share.

Why is bootcamping such an effective

form of exercise?

“Bootcamp targets different areas in

the body and activities involve various

cardiovascular, strength-building and

mobility-enhancing exercise routines

designed to target each and every muscle

group,” Lelani explains.

She uses different equipment like

kettlebells, slamballs, boxing, bands

and weight training to help achieve the

optimal workout.

And then there is, of course, the fact

that you get to exercise outdoors.

“It is energising and gives you a chance

to breathe in fresh air while you work. It

can also be the change of scenery your

brain needs to rewire after a long day at

work,” she adds.

On a scale from 1 to 10, how hectic is

bootcamp classes compared to Pilates,

gym, etc?

“My bootcamp is for all fitness levels as

you just do what you can and keep up

with your own fitness levels. Every session

22 Get It Pretoria May 2019

we do will be something different and as

you get stronger and fitter, you can do

more and more every week,” Lelani says.

“On a scale of one to 10, I would say it

is a strong seven – but only because I am

the trainer.

“I like to motivate clients and push them

to their limits compared to a gym where

you gym by yourself and might not give

it your all.”

How long are the classes?

“Classes are an hour long, including warm

up. All in all, you will get a good workout

and cool down.”

How many classes per week are

needed to see a difference?

Lelani recommends attending bootcamp

classes at least twice per week.

It might also be a good idea to

supplement your weekend exercise

regime with a weekend park run or

‘active’ activity with the family.

How many different exercises does one

do at a bootcamp class?

Every session is different. Some days

classes consist of a 20-minute boxing

session, paired with a 15-minute ABS

workout with some cardio in between.

“Other sessions are focused on legs,

thighs and the bum area,” Lelani says.

“I also love to do full-body Tabata

workouts (20sec work, 10sec rest), where

I will let the campers train arms, legs,

butt, ABS, back and fitness all in one class.

What are some of the most basic

bootcamp exercises people can look

forward to?

Lelani likes to do stations with lunges,

squats, kettlebell swings, wall balls,

crunches and mountain climber

movements. She also offers boxing.

Who would you say would benefit

most from bootcamp?

“Everyone! Bootcamp is the perfect form

of exercise for someone who wants to

lose weight, tone, get stronger (some

campers train for the Comrades and just

want to improve leg and arm strength),

get fit, improve their well-being or just

want to spend some time outdoors while

getting a workout.”

How important is it to follow a good

diet along with exercise?

“Like the experts say, a healthy lifestyle

consists of 80% diet and 20% training –

yup, that’s true! But even if you just start

with bootcamp to help you get fitter,

stronger and more motivated, you will

slowly start to change your eating habits

as well,” Lelani says.

How much does it cost to attend a

class?

Midstream classes:

Monthly fee: R350 – three classes

per week. Classes are on Mondays,

Wednesday and Fridays between 8am

and 9am or Mondays and Wednesdays

between 5pm and 6pm.

Doxa Deo Raslouw and Rooihuiskraal venue

Monthly fee: R300 – two classes per week.

Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays

between 8am and 9am, 4:30pm and

5:30pm and 5:30pm and 6:30pm.

Want to get in touch or book a class?

Send Lelani a WhatsApp message on

076-048-6923 or follow her Facebook

page @LaniFit Outdoor Bootcamp or

@Lelani Loots Potter.

Make sure to check out the many

videos to get an idea of the classes. Plus,

as an added bonus, your first session to

check it out will be completely free.


Lelani Loots.

MORE ABOUT LELANI:

The 33-year-old exercises five

days a week, starting on a

Sunday, and say Tuesdays are

her rest days. In 2016, she was

chosen as The Face of Garmin

Fitness.

“They were looking for an

ambassador who needs to live

the brand. My first thoughts

were “this is me!” so I decided to

enter. After the interview round,

I was named the 2016 Face of

Garmin Fitness,” she beams.

So how does she stay in such

good shape?

“Firstly, I do not diet. I make

healthy eating a part of my

everyday lifestyle. While

I recommend sticking to an

80/20 nutrition plan, ultimately

the key to staying fit and eating

healthy is learning to listen to

your body.

“Secondly, I really enjoy

exercise. If you are one of

those people who absolutely

dread every minute of your

approaching treadmill workout

and hate it even more once

you are there, it is time to find a

different approach to exercise,”

Lelani says.

Her typical day will make you

blush.

4am: Rise and shine with a cup

of coffee. Lelani likes to take

her two fur-kids out for a walk

to enjoy fresh air and see the

sunrise.

5am: Back-to-back personal

training sessions until 7am.

8am: Ladies outdoor bootcamp

class at Midstream Estate.

9am: Head to gym with a friend

for an hour HIIT (high-intensity

training session) session.

12pm: Lunch time.

12:30pm: Power nap followed

by a blend of power smoothie to

boost her recovery.

5pm: Afternoon outdoor

bootcamp session.

6:30pm: Crossfit training

session with her husband.

8pm: Dinner.

When Lelani is not working,

she loves to spend time with her

husband and their two dogs. She

also likes going to food markets

or travelling the globe.

Some of the bootcamp girls in action.

Fun outside.

May 2019 Get It Pretoria 23


Thank you,

Mum

24 Get It Pretoria May 2019


If you’re still not sure what to get Mum for Mother’s Day, why not spoil her with a few

home-cooked dishes. Get the kids involved and cook up a storm.

Just remember – no mums allowed in the kitchen for any of these recipes!

MARSHMALLOW PUDDING

Serves 8

INGREDIENTS

• 1 can of pineapple slices, drained

(400g)

• 1 packet of marshmallows, cut into

pieces (150g)

• 20 red and green glazed cherries,

diced

• 50g walnuts, crushed

• 1 tin of cream (250ml)

• 1 can condensed milk (397g)

METHOD

1. Cut the pineapple into smaller

pieces and add to a mixing bowl.

Add in the marshmallow pieces,

diced cherries and crushed walnuts.

2. Whisk the cream at high speed for

at least two minutes or until it

becomes pointy when removing

the whisk.

3. Add the whipped cream to the

other ingredients and mix well.

Add the condensed milk. Stir until

properly mixed.

4. Dish the mixture into a pie dish

and let sit in the fridge for about

three hours. Garnish with mint

leaves and berries.

SHAKY PIZZA

Serves 4

The pizza dough is fun and quick

to make. The recipe is taken and

adapted from Wenresepte by

Carmen Niehaus. Preparing the

ingredients for the topping will take

the longest.

INGREDIENTS

Crust

• 500ml flour

• 10ml baking powder

• 10ml light brown sugar

• A pinch of salt

• 150ml warm water

• 125ml sunflower oil

Topping

• 90-120ml tomato pasta sauce or

pizza sauce (± ¼ of 410g can)

• 150g grated Cheddar cheese (375ml)

• 240g grated mozzarella cheese (500ml)

• 4-6 mushrooms, thinly sliced

• ½ greenpepper, thinly sliced

• 16-20 slices of salami

PASTA-ALA-LEKKER

Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

• 1 packet of macaroni (500g)

• 1 packet bacon (250g), diced

• 2 medium sized onions, chopped

• 3 garlic cloves, crushed

• 1 green pepper, pitted and diced

• 250g mushrooms, sliced

• 2 cans of tomato and onion mix

(410g)

• 30ml tomato sauce

• 30ml chutney

• 100g grated Cheddar cheese

METHOD

1. Set the oven to 180˚C and grease

the oven pan.

2. Cook the macaroni and fry the

bacon in a pan.

3. Fry the onion, garlic and peppers in

a pan. Add the mushrooms and fry

for another three minutes. Add the

tomato and onion mix and chutney

and stir.

4. Drain the pasta and throw it

back into the pot. Stir the sauce

in and dish everything into the

oven pan. Bake until the cheese

melts.

METHOD

1. Set the oven to 200˚C and grease the

baking tray or pizza pan.

2. Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar

and salt together in a sealable mixing

bowl. A 2-litre ice cream tub works

well. Add the water and oil and close

the lid tightly. The bowl/tub has to

seal properly otherwise the warm

mixture will spill when shaken.

3. Shake the bowl/tub until it feels as if

the dough start to roll around inside.

Remove the lid and make sure the

flour is mixed in properly. Continue

shaking needed.

4. Press the dough into the baking tray

or pizza pan.

5. Spread the tomato pasta sauce

or pizza sauce over the base and

sprinkle half of the cheese on top.

Place the mushrooms, pepper and

salami on top.

6. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over

the top and bake the pizza for 20

to 25 minutes until the cheese are

melted and the crust turned brown.

SHERRY LAMB CHOPS

Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

• 1 onion, chopped finely

• 100ml sherry

• 75ml olive oil

• 25ml balsamic vinegar

• 15ml freshly chopped rosemary

• 2 garlic cloves, crushed

• 10ml light brown sugar

• Salt and freshly grounded black

pepper

• 6 lamb chops

METHOD

1. Mix all the ingredients except the

chops together. Place the chops in

a layer in a glass dish and dish the

marinade on top. Turn the chops

over until fully marinated.

2. Cover the dish with a lid or cling

film and let sit in the fridge for at

least eight hours. Turn the meat a

few times.

3. Braai the chops over medium

heat for about five minutes on

each side or until well done – your

choice.

Note: The marinade also works well

with lamb ribs.

Tip: If you like garlic you can add finely

crushed garlic to the tomato pasta

sauce or pizza sauce.

You can also change the toppings to

fit everyone’s taste. You can even try

a dessert pizza with chocolate spread

and marshmallows.

May 2019 Get It Pretoria 25

Recipes courtesy of Nie vir Ma’s nie: ‘n Kookboek vir pa’s en kinders by Karin Nehm-Joubert and Daleen van der Linde. LAPA Publishers


The

MATRIARCH

This May we’re honouring the matriarch ... and we visit the

extraordinary Tintswalo Safari Lodge, where ellie is queen

We sat for an hour or so in an

open vehicle late one afternoon,

quietly watching a herd of about

40 elephants – from a graceful

matriarch who kept a watchful eye

on us to a youngster just a few

months old – swimming, rolling

and cooling down in the dam.

Quite probably the most peaceful,

relaxing hour of the year so far.

It was not the first elephant

sighting of the trip.

There was a trio standing under

the jackal-berry tree which shades

the deck of Tintswalo Safari

Lodge ... taking turns to drink from

a hosepipe that is hooked up in the

branches.

Then there was the young bull we

encountered on an early morning

drive, which trumpeted and did a

little mock charge, showing off his

muscles by breaking branches off a

small tree ... determined to show us

who is boss. Such a teenager!

The elephants were definitely

the highlight of our trip to this

magnificent lodge in the Manyeleti

Game Reserve, which is surrounded

by the unfenced borders of the

Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands

and Timbavati.

The lodge prides itself on offering

guests an authentic African safari

experience. And by golly, does it

deliver!

The game viewing is exceptional.

A leopard mum lazed in a tree

while her cub played in the dry

river bed below. A rather smooth

young cheetah showed off, posing

for a good 10 minutes on a fallen

log ... model-like in his turns to

ensure everyone got a great shot.

The hyenas were less friendly

... darting across the road after

sundown and disappearing quickly

into thick bush. We saw – and not

just briefly – lions and rhino and

giraffes and a host of antelope and

so much more.

Rangers and trackers – most of

the latter from the native Shangaan

communities – are passionate and

skilled, so it is doubtful you will

leave without seeing at least a few

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of the Big Five.

If you are lucky, you will have

ranger and tracker duo Eric and

Foster, who could well star as a

comedy duo in a show if they ever

give up their day jobs.

As exciting as rounding a corner

to encounter a rhino may be, is

rounding one and coming across

the Welcome to Bush Drinks sign ...

an opening in the veld where

drinks and snacks are spread out

for a pre-dinner treat.

The next morning, the same area

is transformed into an outdoor

breakfast venue ... mimosas

and eggs with a soundtrack of

birdsong.

Dinner could be on the verandah

or in the dry river bed in front of

the lodge; and trust us, it is a dinner

that is sensational.

Sensational, too, are the

rooms ... from the grand

two-bedroom Grant and

Baines presidential

suites to the smaller

but no less desirable Explorer

Suites. All have private plunge

pools and wooden decks, woodburning

fireplaces and baths with a

view! So romantic.

With just six suites, the lodge is

never overcrowded ... and if you

are looking fo total privacy for you

and your family, you can book the

Manor House – an exclusive-use

villa with five en-suite bedrooms,

its own chef, butler and game

vehicle.

The rates include all meals, house

wines and soft drinks, two game

drives a day, a 15-minute back and

neck massage as well as everything

else you would expect from a

luxury lodge ... Wi-Fi and mini bars,

free laundry and the like.

Children under 12 are not allowed

at the main lodge, but those aged

nine and older are welcome in

the presidential suites, where

personalised itineraries and kids’

programmes can be arranged.

Rates are from R11 905, but vary

depending on suites, seasons and

specials, so it is worth visiting their

website. Details: tintswalo.com

An African savannah elephant is killed,

on average, every 15 to 20 minutes.

Let that sink in a little. These gentle,

magnificent creatures are a species

in crisis. The authors of The Last

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hope their book will fulfil two wishes

... that at CITES 2019, elephants will

be upgraded to Appendix I (banning

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international borders) and secondly

that those countries that receive and

use legal and poached ivory (mainly

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ban and police its trade and use. In

the book, the story of our continent’s

elephants and the dangers they face

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This month we are drinking Indlovu

Gin ... made from elephant dung

(yes, really!). Elephants eat all day,

consuming vast amounts of fruit and

plants that often are not digested

... and it is this lovely savannah

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R615 from Yuppie Chef, with 15%

of the profits going to the African

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conservation work through the

Phinda Wildlife Project.

Text & Photos: Kym Argo / Canon

May 2019 Get It Pretoria 27


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and musicians have to offer. Marketgoers get to browse

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FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE

Fête de la Musique, also known as Make Music Day or

World Music Day, is a music festival which started in

Paris, France in 1982. Today it is annually celebrated

in more than 120 countries and 700 cities and you

will get to take part. Pretoria will be part of this

international phenomenon on 8 June at Old East Village

in Hazelwood. Anybody who makes music in any form

is invited to participate (play or sing) freely on the many

stages or in the street. Entrance is free, so come show of

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Details: www.fetedelamusiquepta.co.za.


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Hazeldean Valley is on what was once a dairy farm on the

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Valley Trails. The Hazeldean Valley Mountain Biking and Trail

Running Trails offer up to 50km of well-designed single

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the year. Details: www.hazeldeanvalley.co.za.

COWHOUSE MARKET

“Your place to chill.”

This market is open every Saturday and Sunday from

9am till 4pm and on the last Saturday of the month the

day/night market is open from 9am till 10pm. This market

provides a fun day out for families – it is out on the farm

but still in the city. They offer crafts, antiques, art, gourmet

food, local craft beer and lots for the kids to do. The

kids’ entertainment includes pony rides, zip line, target

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water slide on hot days. The Cowhouse Market is a mustvisit

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QUE SERA VENUE

At Que Sera, situated just outside of the city, you will find

country hospitality like nowhere else – whether you are

staying for vacation or business. Their aim is to let you sit

back, relax and unwind in a worry-free environment. Stay

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and friends. Details: 079-899-0027/www.quesera.co.za.


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Idlewild Country Estate really has to be one of the prettiest venues in the

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Situated on a farm between Johannesburg and Pretoria, and only 30km

from OR Tambo International Airport, you will fall in love from the first

minute you drive onto the property. Idlewild boasts a brand new chapel

overlooking the gorgeous Rietvlei Nature Reserve and blesbuck roam

the area freely – it truly is the perfect setting for weddings, conferences,

matric farewells or functions. The venue can host between 80 and 500

people. Don’t have a special event coming up but want to see what the

fuss is about? Why not book your seats at one of their lavish Sunday

harvest tables. You will get to eat, drink and be merry with family or friends

enjoying a chilled Sunday afternoon with music and fun activities for the

kids. The tantalising cuisine is beautifully presented on authentic wooden

tables, adding to the unique experience. Keep an eye out for the Mother’s

Day Harvest Table event on 12 May. Booking is essential, so call

082-900-0974 to reserve your spot or email info@idlewildce.co.za.

Details: www.idlewildce.co.za.

VENUE @ 50

Fancy a fun day out with the family?

At Venue@50 you will get to spend

some quality time together in the

great outdoors with family and

friends while being amazed by the

exotic birdlife and funny monkey

activities. Book Venue@50 for your

next party or function or just swing

by over the weekend to enjoy a

family braai under the trees. Grab a

pancake while you are there.

Details: 082-460-8605.

FIRE & WINE

Fire & Wine is a hidden gem and

the perfect location to exchange

wedding vows and celebrate those

many significant moments in life.

The professional and friendly team

have quintessentially made special

occasions as special as possible

since 2016. Need to host an event?

Choose between their unique and

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reception spaces to add that little

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Apart from venue hire, the Fire &

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exquisite banquet catering services

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hosting and menu options. So the

next time you are in charge of

finding a venue for a special event,

look no further than Fire & Wine

situated in Zwavelpoort. The tranquil

setting will leave your guests

speechless while the attention

to detail will ensure that you will

definitely be coming back for more.

Details: www.fireandwine.co.za.


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