|Black Python Handbag|
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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, 28 February 2012
Cape Cobra Leathercraft is an internationally recognized name with an elite following and has been spotted in the hands of the British and Monegasque Royal family, as well as celebrities such as: Sandra Bullock, Debra Messing, Jennifer Lopez and Anne Hathaway. Recent successes for the brand included the design and manufacture of a clutch for Her Serene Highness the Princess of Monaco, Charlene Wittstock.
Friday, 24 February 2012
Paul van Schalkwyk a native of Namibia was born in 1955, and in 1962, he took his first picture and instantly lost his heart to the mystical world of photography. In 1964, Paul boarded a private plane for the first time which ultimately leads to his first solo flight in 2002. Since then he has logged more than 1 000 hours in the sky in constant pursuit to capture, his interpretation, of that “god’s eye” view of the world.
|Paul van Schalkwyk Wondering Dunes 2|
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
SUMARIDGE WINES - RESTAURANT AND GUESTHOUSE
Sumaridge Wine Estate, proudly owned by the Bellingham Turner family. Winemaker Gavin Patterson embarked on his viticultural career in his birth country of Zimbabwe at the age of 18. From 1990, and for the next 14 years, he honed his skills as manager, winemaker and then proprietor of Green Valley Vineyards in Odzi, Zimbabwe. On arriving in South Africa, he spent a year at Hamilton Russell Vineyards as Vineyard Manager. He joined Sumaridge in mid 2005, as winemaker and viticulturist accumulating an impressive number of prestigious local as well as international awards for the Sumaridge wines.
|Sumaridge Wine Estate|
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Bouchard Finlayson is part of the Tollman-owned portfolio of hospitality interests including the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, namely The Oyster Box Hotel, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat and The Twelve ApostlesHotel and Spa.
|Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate|
Thursday, 16 February 2012
The picturesque “Heaven and Earth Valley” has been firmly established on the wine tourism map boasting a line-up of approximately 15 wine cellars; I spent two days exploring almost all of them, and will be doing two separate posts to cover it all. As per usual Travel and Trade South Africa, leaves few stones unturned to provide our readers with the best possible images; because we truly believe in the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”.
|Hamilton Russel Vineyards on Wine Route 320|
link to download and print your map: http://www.hermanuswine.com/pdfs/wine-route-map.pdf
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
These ottomans and all other product in this post are handmade by an artist in South Africa. They are all constructed by cutting each piece by hand the individual piece of hide is then laid out to formulate a pattern, followed by stitch-holes that are punched around each component’s perimeter before, hand-stitched with waxed cotton thread into a single tapestry. Please note: In the making of the rugs each individual piece of cowhide is adhered to a rubber backing first, before the stitch-holes are punched.
|Cowhide Ottomans At PhasesAfrica.com|
Thursday, 9 February 2012
Famed photographer and author Scott Kelby listed Stephan Cooper as one of “The Best five photographers you might not have heard of” I am proud to say I can call this photographer a friend.
You may wonder how it came to be that Travel and Trade SouthAfrica, a blog about all things South African decided to post an article on Stephan; considered “one of the world’s greatest car photographers”. The answer is simply; our “motorcar category” is extremely popular with our readers, Stephan is an ex-patriot of South Africa, and what’s more, he has been married to Sue for 25 years, and she is 100% South African and a dear friend of mine. So with no further ado... I present Stephan Cooper to you.
|Rolex Daytona - photo credit: Rolex / Stephan Cooper|
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
The George Old Car Show started in 1997 with 80 cars on show - today there are 900 cars at this event and it is considered one of the largest car shows in South Africa.
|George Old Car Show image: scocc|
Monday, 6 February 2012
|Bikes © Noleen Kutash|
In conjunction with the “Beeld Holiday Show at Gallagher Convention Centre, one of Africa’s largest conference and exhibition venues; located in Midrand, between Pretoria and Johannesburg, conveniently positioned in the business hub of Gauteng. All things Bike is a retail exhibition focused on all aspects of the biking industry. This event will be the biggest one stop shop in South Africa for all your biking needs.
Friday, 3 February 2012
- Named one of the top ten restaurants in South Africa.
- Also named one of the top 100 restaurants in the world.
- Winner of American Express Platinum Fine Dining Restaurant Award (to name just a few)
Bosman's Restaurant at Grand Roche Boutique Hotel in Paarl
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
|Nomads of Maasai-land|
I love a good picture, but would I submerge myself into malaria invested waters and wait 270 hours for the perfect picture, I cannot even imagine it? But then I also have never been sought after by high profile publications like; National Geographic, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Africa Geographic Magazine, AfricaBirds and Birding Magazine, Travel Africa Magazine, and television companies like BBC – UK as well as NBC – USA, just to name a few. However, photographer Greg du Toit knows what all the above feels like.....