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Traveling in Southern Africa and trading here is a blog for the design minded adventurer in: Architecture, African furniture and Decor, Travel, Art, Photography, Fashion, Food, Cars, Wine, Current Trends and Events. We'll even cross the borders of South Africa periodically to bring you related stories from our neighboring countries on the continent of Africa.
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Former British Royal Air Force Pilot Andy Green was the first to reach supersonic speed on land. He has set the fastest recorded time in October 15, 1997 at 763 mph (1, 228km/h), in Black Rock Desert, Nevada. To this day Green is still the world record holder. Besides the all important pilot of the vehicle, there were four other noteworthy players in the original Thrust SSC partnership; Glynne Bowsher, Ron Ayers, Jeremy Bliss, and Richard Noble, the latter himself a record holder. The car was powered by two after-burning Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan engines, as used in the British version of the F-4 Phantom II jet fighter.
Monday, 28 November 2011
2 - 4 December, 2011 - The Franschhoek "Magic of Bubbles Festival" is a showcase of the nest of South Africa’s Cap Classique producers as well as highly acclaimed Champagne houses. You’ll discover the combination of excellent terroir and masterful skill in both local and French bubbly.
Thursday, 24 November 2011
The Limpopo is South Africa’s northernmost province and known as the Eco capital of the country; sharing borders with Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana - named after the great Limpopo River. The central hub was called Pietersburg and has been renamed Polokwane. Domicile to the Tsonga, Pedi, and Venda, among others, long before the Voortrekkers called this wilderness home.
In the Limpopo you’ll find places like; The Bushveld, Waterberg, Bela Bela, Modimolle, Magoebaskloof, Soutpansberg, to name a few. It is also the gateway to the northern section of the Kruger National Park; as well as several Limpopo province nature reserves and a large variety of private game reserves to choose from. One of my favourites are at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains on the ancient trade route through Southern Africa called, Marataba Safari Co. (see the following 2 images below) a perfect place to unwind for a few days in the Bushveld -
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING HERE YOU CAN DO TO HELP. Either sign the petition or donate funds but for God sake please do something NOW
341 Rhinos have been killed in South Africa in 2011 and the year is not over yet. Read this story on Yahoo.com
DONATE AT A REPUTABLE FOUNDATION LIKE AFRICA’S WILDLIFE FOUNDATION LINK BELOW
SIGN THE FOLLOWING TWO PETITIONS PLEASE
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Zebra Skin Rug - phasesafrica.com
Burchell Zebra Tiles
This easy clip & click is a patented invention by the artist which enables you to effortlessly install, remove, replace or add tile/s at your leisure onto the tile connector tracks or on-top of an existing rug. This genuine game skin leather tiles are selected A-Grade hides. Available in an assortment of hides and can be combined with leather tiles and edged leather trim and you have the flexibility to weave your own pattern, like a tapestry, as Pictured here; size 250mm x 250mm x 8mm deep.
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
David Reade - Born England 1960
1977 - Began working with glass under master glassblower Michael Harris at Isle of Wight Studio Glass. During a seven year period he worked in Southern Ireland and at the Isle of Wight learning glassblowing and designing skills.
GLASS AND STEEL LIGHTING FIXTURE
Monday, 14 November 2011
DHK GROUP – and it’s six Executive Directors, namely Derick Henstra (Executive Chairman), Paul Krynauw, Peter Fehrsen, Anette Potgieter, Renske Haller and Peter Stokes.
This group is responsible for several high-profile projects in Italy and South Africa; as well as numerous projects throughout Africa, in countries including Mauritius, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana.
PORTSIDE CAPE TOWN
Saturday, 12 November 2011
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Available at PHASESAFRICA.COM
We are proud to represent the work of this amazing artist from Southern Africa. He creates these one-of-a-kind light fixtures; by collecting naturally tumbled pieces of glass, shells and found objects from our beaches. There is no limit to size, shape, structure and texture. The magic of crystals twinkle amongst recycled objects. Many of the installations are done on a commission basis - often internationally.
|Recycled Lighting Fixture by: Phasesafrica.com|
My “wine knowledge” throughout my adult life basically consisted out of two ratings; wow I like it may I have more, or yuck... I’d rather not have any at all (less frequent occurrence.) So you may ask yourselves why in the world I would subject myself to a category, on this blog, that requires proficiency in this field. I expect my answer is twofold; firstly all the experts seem to indicate that ultimately the choice rests with the consumers taste. Secondly, I appreciate good taste and when something is done in good taste or tastes good in Southern Africa, I can assure you that Travel and Trade South Africa will be blogging about it. Which brings us to De Trafford Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, the drive to reach this place alone is worth the price of admission. And after tasting the three Sijnn wines - I am now enriched with a third rating; I love this how many cases will fit in my car?
|© Noleen Kutash|
Monday, 7 November 2011
“The medium of photography in the twenty-first century could be seen as having four primary estates: "fine art, advertising, amateur photography, and journalism." (The Art of Photography , p.8) The function of photography differs greatly in each of these estates. However, it can be argued that, "In present photography, as the museum culture becomes ever more commercial (no longer the mere preserver but the active creator of culture), the relations between these once separate orders of photography become increasingly interdependent." ( The Art of Photography , p.8) There is no longer a clear line between photography as a fine art and photography as a functional art. Today we can see many photographs that would be considered fine art in advertising and journalism.
Saturday, 5 November 2011
Friday, 4 November 2011
Thursday, 3 November 2011
It’s time to go on Safari!! Before you depart this planet place AN AFRICA SAFARI high on that bucket list of yours!! There are so many stunning places in South Africa and I promise to post about some of those in the near future. However, for now, let’s cross the border, and take a flight from OR Tambo - Johannesburg’s International Airport to Maun in Botswana.