Friday, 30 December 2011

HOME OF MASTER ARCHITECT STEFAN ANTONI AND HIS WIFE CARLA

Enjoy viewing the personal style of multi-talented South African couple, Stefan and Carla Antoni.  
Travel and Trade South Africa featured Carla Antoni on this blog on July 11, 2011 http://www.travelandtradesouthafrica.com/2011/07/designer-shopping-south-africa.html - And shortly thereafter her husband http://www.travelandtradesouthafrica.com/2011/07/south-africas-masters-in-contemporary.html



Image: Top Billing



Wednesday, 28 December 2011

A ROAD TRIP TO THE NORTHERN CAPE part 2

Elzette and I helped Ronel pack-up her husband Pieter’s 4x4 - which he kindly agreed to let us use for our trip.  Then we set off from Upington, heading north, a 265km drive to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. One of the largest nature reserve parks in the world; on the South African side it is 9,591 km² and on the Botswana side it is a further 28,400km². The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a result of the historic 1999 unification of South Africa’s Kalahari Gemsbok Nation Park and Botswana’s Gemsbok Nation Park.  The Namibian boarder is on the North West side of the park. Image: Kgalagadi official information guide   


Saturday, 24 December 2011

A ROAD TRIP TO THE NORTHERN CAPE part 1

Elzette and I departed, heading north from Cape Town, at six o’clock in the morning. Our final destination Kagalagadi Transfrontier Park, however we had a couple of stops planned on our way there.  The first one Klein Pella Guest House, in the vicinity of a town called Pella, approximately 700km from Cape Town.  From Here to Upington will be another 233km drive where we figured on kicking back and relaxing on the banks of the Orange River for a day.

Relaxing on the banks of the Orange River Upington © N. Kutash

Thursday, 22 December 2011

THE ULTIMATE LUXURY SAFARI part 2

In part 11, we will take you to Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Part one can be viewed under Travel South Africa under the heading THE ULTIMATE LUXURY SAFARI part 1.
(recap last paragraph of part 1) 
In recent years, Singita’s signature has extended beyond South African borders to Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Singita Grumeti Reserves is located in northern Tanzania, on the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park – Africa’s No. 1 World Heritage Site. Singita’s most recent addition is Pamushana Lodge in the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Zimbabwe, where – along with the Grumeti Community and Wildlife Conservation Fund – Singita is supporting an ambitious relocation initiative of the endangered black rhino.
SASAKWA LODGE (Tanzania)
SASAKWA LODGE (Tanzania)

THE ULTIMATE LUXURY SAFARI part 1

Singita voted best hotel in the world over 15 times by the most prestigious international travel publications and reader surveys. Launched a completely exclusive, true ‘mobile’ camp, Singita Explore is a unique, modern safari experience unlike any other. Singita Explore puts the adventure back into ‘going on safari’, offering a journey of exploration on an exclusive-use basis for between 2 and 12 guests only. For more information on the mobile safaris see The Ultimate Luxury Safari part 2 in Travel East Africa on this blog under categories. Now continue here on Luxury Safaris in South Africa by selecting read more under this image....

© Singita Explorer Safari Camp

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

AFRICAN DECOR BY PHASES AFRICA

African Decor wood turning wild olive natural edge bowl 380 x 560 mm h - phasesafrica.com
Wood turner vases
This Wood turner bowl was created by a world renowned artist that recently received a first place award in an international wood turning competition, held in the United Kingdom.His work can be found in several international private and corporate collections and was featured in a bestselling coffee table book, together with thirty of the world’s top wood turners.  The artist also strongly believes in supporting the less fortunate by raising funds, through his wood art, both locally and internationally.

African Decor hand carved Men And Woman figures 1.75 to 2 meters tall phasesafrica.com

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

FOR THE EXSTREME ADVENTURER - MAX OUT - IN SOUTH AFRICA

Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline) is a hormone and a neurotransmitter. It increases heart rate, constricts blood vessels, dilates air passages and participates in the fight-or-flight response of the sympathetic nervous system. If a close encounter with any of our Big 5; Lion Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino, does not do it for you; please allow me to introduce some of Southern Africa’s alternatives for those adventure minded, extreme sport and adrenaline junkies.

Insane Zip-line at Graskop in Mpumalanga



Tuesday, 6 December 2011

ONE OF SOUTH AFRICA’S FAVORITE HOLIDAY RESORTS

Situated on the east coast of South Africa, just north of Durban,with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year; you'll find one of South Africa's most desirable Holiday resorts, Umhlanga (Zulu name for place of reeds) Rocks. The Umhlanga Rocks coastline enjoys a warm sub-tropical climate. Summer ranges from Nov - Feb and temperatures are hot and humid, from 24 - 33 degrees Celsius ( 75-91 F ) and winter which ranges from June – August is between 12 and 22 degrees Celsius ( 53 - 71 F )

Monday, 5 December 2011

A SPECTACULAR HD UNDERWATER VIEW - THE SARDINE RUN

This video was filmed by Mark van Coller off Port St Johns, Transkei, South Africa during the Sardine Run.  It portrays the feeding frenzy that occurs annually when the sardines move up along the South African coast to follow the cold water and the amazing spectacle that follows as thousands of predators make the same journey to feed on these tiny bait-fishes. It was filmed using the Canon 5D MKII in HD, and edited with Final Cut. 

Friday, 2 December 2011

STYLISH YET AFFORDABLE HIS AND HER GIFTS

Vincent Urbain, born and raised in Belgium has nurtured a love-affair with leather since childhood. Today, he is the proud owner of two leather companies in Cape Town, his newfound homeland