Showing posts with label Travel South Africa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Travel South Africa. Show all posts

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

TRAVEL SOUTH AFRICA LUXURY PAR EXCELLENCE part2”

You have been transported from the Safari Lodge in Madikwe Gamer Reserve to The Clifton in Cape Town, South Africa.  This property comprises of two separate private retreats, each available for exclusive use, and located side by side: The Clifton and The Beach House.  Then for the grand finale you'll see  - "Told U So," the magnificent yacht.  We will also reveal the name of the company that is responsible for all of this and will provide their contact information so you can visit them online.
CLIFTON BEACH 
Beach Cape Town
THE CLIFTON 
The Clifton,” totals 11,600 sq ft. and consists of three levels accommodating up to 12 guests.  The top floor features two guest suites with breathtaking views of Clifton Bay. Located on the opposite side of the top floor is Molori Clifton’s spacious and elegantly appointed Presidential Suite with its own media room and study.  On the lower level of the Clifton there is an additional guest suite’ a modern spa offering a variety of spa services and steam room accommodating 12 guests, and a state-of-the-art gym; and cutting edge media room that seats 12.  All of the six guest suites and common areas in The Clifton are adorned with retractable glass walls, allowing for direct ocean views and endless natural light.
 
Accommodation Cape Town

TRAVEL SOUTH AFRICA LUXURY PAR EXCELLENCE Part 1

When I lived abroad and felt homesick I longed for Africa’s soul; the bush (were we go on safari) represents that part of South Africa's essence to me, whiles Cape Town is its heart. 

"If I know a song of Africa, of the giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back, of the plows in the fields and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers, does Africa know a song of me? Will the air over the plain quiver with a color that I have had on, or the children invent a game in which my name is, or the full moon throw a shadow over the gravel of the drive that was like me, or will the eagles of the Ngong Hills look out for me?" 
 From OUT OF AFRICA by Isak Dinesen (1885-1962)

safari in Africa
safari in Africa

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

CLASSIC AND VINTAGE CARS IN SOUTH AFRICA


Powered From Behind
In the early 1930’s, Central European car designers believed that a rear engine would suit a small car best. This was because it permitted an aerodynamically-efficient body design and it was thought to be cheaper to build. Mercedes-Benz built a few experimental rear-engine cars and even a three-cylinder Diesel, but they proved costly to build. The 130H, with its engine at the rear, made its debut in 1934. It was the first Mercedes-Benz with a central tubular frame and like the 170, had independent suspension all round and hydraulic brakes on all four wheels. Sales were disappointingly low and production was terminated in 1936. At least three of these cars were imported to South Africa but weren’t too popular due to price. This vehicle was purchased for the Museum from the Chrysler agents in Cape Town - traded in originally by a Dr. Du Toit.
 
 1935 Mercedes-Benz Model 130H (two door)

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION IN BIG 5 TERRITORY

© River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve


There are 20 luxuriously thatched bedrooms at River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve, each with its own private wooden viewing deck. With the gently rambling river outside your room, you will not have to go far to see wildlife whilst overlooking the world- famous Kruger National Park.
Located on 7,000 hectares (17,000 acres) of arguably Africa’s most pristine Big 5 territory in the Southern Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Lion Sands Sabi Sand is the only Reserve in South Africa to offer a safari in both the Sabie and Sand River ecosystems. The Reserve is family owned and managed by the 4th generation More Family. Their grandfather was one of the founding members of the Sabi Sand Wildtuin in 1948 instilling a long history of community and conservation. 

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

URGENT ACTION REQUIRED | MAJOR EXPORT OF RHINO CALVES FROM SA TO CHINA VIA THAILAND.

Image courtesy Daily Mail UK
This morning I got credible information about the imminent export of a large amount of rhino calves to China by Mafunyane (Marnus Pretorius) who is in the Brits area.

This is a wholesale export of our heritage! I have confirmed that permits have been issued to Mafunyane to export these calves to Thailand and assume that they will then be re-routed to China.


We need to ensure that there is accountability here - why are permits being issued for the export of such a large number of calves to China/Thailand and what is the purpose of this export.


What does the Rhino Working Group have to say about this. What does the DEA have to say about this and what does CITES have to say about this?


Are we now just going to allow our rhinos (our heritage to be exported) to be farmed for horn in China????


What is the NSPCA going to do about this? The stress that these small calves will be put under on such a long journey will surely lead to deaths as it has happened in the past.
You need to share this story worldwide to ensure that we get answers.


Tuesday, 2 August 2016

TRAVEL SOUTH AFRICA KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Kruger Park’s size is 7,523 sq miles (19,485 (km²). Home to a variety of wild life including the big five: Elephant approximately 13,750 - Lion an estimated 1,750 - 1000 Leopards and 37,130 Buffalo. Unfortunately, the last recorded count for Black Rhino in Kruger was only 590, and this was before 2011, when a record 450 rhinos were slaughtered by poachers in all of South Africa. Thus, Kruger’s Rhino count must have dropped significantly since then. All of this can be attributed to inhabitants of countries like Vietnam, the end users, naively believing the horns have medicinal benefits. It is time that these little men “man up” on their own account and stop believing killing innocent animals will do the trick.

© Noleen Kutash - Mother and Child Rhino

Thursday, 26 May 2016

TRAVEL SOUTH AFRICA ON R320 THE FAMED HERMANUS WINE ROUTE

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

Saturday, 7 May 2016

A ROAD TRIP TO ADDO ELEPHANT PARK

In Route to Willamore © Noleen Kutash

Take the N2 from Cape Town to Addo National Elephant Park and stop in Riviersonderend for the best pies at Ou Meul Bakkery.  There are several amazing towns where you can overnight to break up the trip two boutique hotels that stand out amongst the rest; one situated in the Wilderness the other in Plettenberg Bay


Instead of staying in Addo, I selected to stay on top of Zuurberg at a majestic place called Camp Figtree.  I opted to stay here because I love peace and quiet and I must have something to look at from every room, Camp Figtree as far as I'm concerned ascribed to all my needs.  The staff were absolutely amazing and could not possibly have been more accommodating and the set menu for dinner excellent and so was breakfast. 

Friday, 4 March 2016

CAPE WINE ROUTE│STAY IN LUXURY


Wild flowers at Babylonstoren with Simonsberg backdrop
AT ONE OF THE OLDEST CAPE DUTCH WINE FARMS - BABYLONSTOREN

Its origins - In 1692, when the borders of the Cape Colony expanded after the arrival of French Huguenots, the farm was granted by Governor Simon van der Stel to the burger Pieter van der Byl. He laid out the first vineyards and altered water courses to provide irrigation. The oldest buildings on the farm went up.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

VISIT THIS WORLD HERITAGE SITE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Mapungubw © Image: Obie Oberholzer

As you enter the Mapugubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, one of the things that first captures the eye is the architecture of the Museum and Interpretive Centre. The extraordinary curvature and lines of the building will mesmerise all visitors but the true treasures are located inside.

The centre was constructed with the intention of merging the natural location with the park's cultural heritage, by using modern environmentally sensitive techniques. In 2009 the building won the World Architectural Building of the Year Award, out-performing buildings from New York, Singapore and China. The stone-walling technique used in the building of the centre was adopted from a native method prevalent in the Mapungubwe area.