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sculptured wood figures - Tribal -XHOSA-Natural wood CLOSE-UP approx 30" tall (750mm) available at http://phasesafrica.com
The unique wood-sculptures are created by a talented artist, using resin/clay and the indigenous Coco Pamosa’s palm fronds.
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Where else in the world can you surf the world's finest waves, go on a 'Big Seven' safari, visit the birthplace of Nelson Mandela and bungee jump off one of the highest bridges in the southern hemisphere? Why, the Eastern Cape of cour
Published on 2013-05-02 09:05:00
© Interior of Clouds Wine Estate near Cape Town
Rooms and self-catering villas are spaciously structured and contemporarily designed to optimize on natural light. Ceiling to floor glass panes invite visitors to sit back, relax and enjoy the view.
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© Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge
This award was bestowed on Chitwa Chitwa 2012, originally a private retreat of the Brink family for more than 40 years; today it is widely known for its perfect balance between unbridled luxury and environmental compa
Published on 2013-04-25 07:33:00
With his experience of shooting magnificent landscapes across the globe, Stephen Alvarez falls in love with the 'cinematic landscape' that is the Drakensberg. This vignette is part of the 'Through the Lens' series - a creative partnership between Sou
Published on 2013-04-24 08:07:00
Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com
Outside Qunu, Eastern Cape province: Cattle graze in the fields below the Nelson Mandela Museum.
They are watched by Vuyani Sidubule, dressed to show he is currently undergoing his manhood initiation. M
Published on 2013-04-22 08:57:00
The Island of Mauritius a new development looking
out over the Mont Choisy golf course creating seamless green vistas of
Banyan Grove Aerial © montchoisy
Set in a grove of centuries-old Banyans, these apartments seem
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Wood-Turner bowl African teak three-winged bowl 175H x 735Wmm
The following images are the sculptural forms by a world renowned artist residing in South Africa.
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The proverb all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy holds all to true, and none of us like to be dull.
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Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa – winner of the “World Luxury Hotel Award” for “Best Luxury Golf Resort” in 2012.
Published on 2013-03-18 21:43:00
MIDWAY : trailer : a film by Chris Jordan from Midway on Vimeo.
The MIDWAY film project is a powerful visual journey into the heart of
an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest
islands on our planet, tens of thousands
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Night Bridge © Rodger Lee
South African, Roger Lee is a widely travelled, experienced photographer who has been through all the phases of photography over the years – black & white, colour prints, colour transparencies – and who has mad
Published on 2013-01-25 23:55:00
© Luxury Accommodation - Hartford House - Kwa-Zulu Natal
Hardford House, originally a home and a grand one at that, and with the passing of time, it grew into a hotel.
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© Garth Swift - Giant Among Giants-Elephant and giant baobab tree - Pencil
Garth Swift’s art has sold around the globe.
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© Commercial Photography by: Mike Story
South African, Mike Story’s photography career spans over 33 years....“Commercial photographer, general commercial photography specializing in landscape, portraiture experienced at travel and hospital
Published on 2013-01-10 08:05:00
Royal Chundu is a family owned and run property that comprises two luxurious lodges on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River in Zambia, just upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls. River Lodge is the larger of the two Lodges, while Island Lo
Published on 2013-01-06 02:08:00
© Le Barachois Restaurant - Constance Le Prince Maurice
Constance Le Prince Maurice
Mauritius was named after Prince Maurice Van Nassau, Stadhouder (Governor) of Holland, the pioneer of the spice trade in the Indian Ocean and to whom our h
Published on 2013-01-05 03:47:00
Located near the East African coast, the Seychelles form an archipelago of 115 islands, scattered across the Indian Ocean. The resort is on the southwest coast of Mahé, known for its white powder beaches and dramatic rock formations. Situated on
Published on 2012-12-21 05:51:00
1. January 2012: 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-efficie
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The Greater Hermanus area consists of various settlements namely, Fisherhaven, Hawston, Vermont, Onrus, Sandbaai, Hemel en Aarde Valley, Mount Pleasant, Zwelihle and Hermanus
The following images are some of my favorite moments during frequent vi
Published on 2012-12-10 08:30:00
© Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront Arial Picture
RADISSON BLUE HOTELS WATERFRONT - Tobago's Bar and Terrace
Address: Beach Road - Granger Bay - 8002 Cape Town - South Africa
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New Day Paternoster © Noleen Kutash
The first lighthouse that is seen by ships en-route from Europe to South Africa is on the coast of a picturesque and quaint fishing village called Paternoster (Latin Pater Noster – Our father.)
Published on 2012-12-05 07:12:00
South Africa 2012 Trailer HD from Neil bertschi on Vimeo.
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Singita Lodge Mara River Tented Camp Tanzania
Singita Mara River Tented Camp has opened in the Lamai triangle, the northernmost tip of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It’s an iconic destination characterised by the sheer luxury of space c
Published on 2012-11-27 06:33:00
Rent Villa in South Africa
Address: First Crescent, Camps Bay, Cape Town
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Bamileke Stools: Hand Carved From Africa BGR 60x40 and 50x50 Image: Noleen Kutash © Available at: Phases Africa (dot) com
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© Kritzinge Architects Makana House
Kritzinger Architects won the “Best Single Residence Award” for the design of Makana House at The African Property Awards 2012. The house is named after the legendary Xhosa Chief Makana and is located on a
Published on 2012-11-12 07:41:00
© Views Boutique Hotel And Spa Wilderness
Views Hotel & Spa is superbly positioned overlooking Wilderness Beach and the Indian Ocean, on South Africa’s famed Garden Route. Easily accessible from George Airport (20 minutes drive) with regular con
Published on 2012-11-09 06:38:00
Image by: Noleen Kutash ©
WWF - Major rhino horn trader sentenced to 40 years behind bars
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v 1886- 1896 “Vision- Main Street Life”
The 12 Decades Johannesburg Art hotel chronicalling the history of Johannesburg from 1886- 2006 with rooms designed and conceptualised by some of South Africa’s most celebrated artists and designers.
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Gavin Rajah is an entrepreneur in the world of fashion and marketing. Gavin Rajah as a brand is synonymous with discerning style, and is a household name in SA.
The United Nations has appointed him a UNICEF Ambassador for the work he has done to upl
Published on 2012-11-02 07:53:00
iPhoneography Exhibition, Johannesburg - October 2012 from Purpose Made Pictures on Vimeo.
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© Fall-out Man Diane Victor
Diane Victor is an artist of uncompromising directness but with a strange quietness in her nature who tackles pressing issues - personal and social violence to racial anxiety, corruption, gender inequality, economic expl
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Cape Town Festival of Beer, the largest festival of beer in the Southern Hemisphere, is around the corner!
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Stunning exotic leather handbags normally destined for global top boutiques will be on SALE for 3 days at Via La Moda. Doors open at 5am on Thursday the 1st November. This year the event takes place over 3 days: 1-2-3 November.
Via La Moda has long been recognized as the producer of some of the finest ostrich and Crocodile leather handbags. Their Showroom's assortment is an ever-changing kaleidoscope of accessories.
Also featured will be the DISSONA and Gianni Chiarini handbag ranges and [..]
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The Groot Constantia trademark is one of the oldest surviving trademarks in the world today which is a testimony of continuous high quality wine production. Groot Constantia has won medals and awards since 1855. In modern times Groot Constantia continues to produce award winning wines and herewith a list of our most recent achievements:
© Groot Constantia Estate
© Groot Constantia Estate
Groot Constantia has won 36 Gold medals over the last 10 years.
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"I am interested in making things that prompt a sense of the complexity of the present." Marco Cianfanelli - born in Johannesburg in 1970.
Marking the 50-year anniversary of what began Nelson Mandela’s ‘long walk to freedom’ – and the piece of land that, quite randomly, irrevocably altered the history of South Africa – is a quietly powerful new sculpture, set into the environment of this silently potent space. Made possible by the Department of Co-operative Government and Traditional [..]
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Capetown 2012 - Stefan Spiessberger from Stefan Spiessberger on Vimeo.
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DW Eleven-13, in Johannesburg, was Listed in the Top 10 - 2011 Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards.
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ELMO SW(ART) – as in ART - was quoted in Design Magazine SouthAfrica, “I don’t believe there is a hierarchy in art – architecture is not superior to fine art or to photography.
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Dave Robertson a self-taught visual artist, based in Cape Town, first worked as a freelance art director in the film industry.
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Sausage Tree Camp, sleeping only 16 guests, is the epitome of bush chic, set in a stunning location along the Zambezi River at the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park.
Zambia - Luxury Safari on Zambezi River
© Location of Sausage Tree Camp in Zambia
© Luxury Safari in Zambia Sausage Tree Camp
The central dining and bar area is fronted by an enormous teak deck overlooking the Zambezi River and low set reed islands
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The people of the north were hungry and thirsty as the great deserts were dry and arid, and dust rose in clouds to hide the sun as the animals migrated. Scribes wrote of the wonderful land of forests, rivers and the sea with snow white beaches and the magnificent purple mountains; where rains fell gently and the air was warm.
It is here, along this majestic coastline surrounded by ancient forests, that you will find TSALA TREETOP LODGE –
Published on 2012-07-26 09:56:00
Botswana’s Dereck Joubert has been nominated for a Cinematography award for The Last Lions. This production is also nominated in the Music Award category and the Theatre Awards category. Watch The Last Lions trailer - and make a difference for lions! For every trailer viewing on YouTube, National Geographic will contribute $.10* to lion and big cat conservation in Botswana. Watch as many times as you want, and share with your friends and family. Let's get to 1 million views together!
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The most prestigious event in the Environmental and Wildlife Film Industry; this year’s event runs from 14 to 19 October.
Saving Rhino Phila – A story of survival not once, but twice
A rare black rhino, called Phila, only five years old when she was first hunted down by poachers in helicopters, armed with semi-automatic weapons. Although wounded and de-horned, she survived the first attack. While recuperating, she was tracked down by poachers four weeks later for the remaining stump o [..]
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PHASES AFRICA, ANNOUNCES A DISCOVERY - This South African artist has participated in thirty local and international exhibitions, including major solo exhibitions in London and Johannesburg.
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An illustrious line-up of South Africa’s leading fashion arbiters have been announced to unveil their Spring/Sumer 2012 collections at the inaugural Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town which runs from 25-28 July at CTICC
With 26 designers showcasing in 18 shows over four days, this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town presents a theme of “icons” and is sure to captivate with designers who present a definitive & creative, South African design aesthetic from timeless elegance to [..]
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Noleen Kutash, the owner of Phases Africa, a contemporary African home furnishing and decor business, as well as, the author of Travel and Trade South Africa, is constantly sourcing new and unconventional talent on the continent of Africa.
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Grosskopff Lombart Huyberechts & Associates Architects - based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and have been in practice since 1945.
© GLH - Architects - Four Seasons Gate of Kuwait Tower
Rodney Grosskopff - Founder
In 1959, while still a student, Rodney joined Manfred Hermer’s practice, established in 1945. Soon after qualifying in 1966, he became a partner in Manfred Hermer Grosskopff. This was the foundation of the practice known today as GLH. Rodney has designed and been associate [..]
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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 inhabi [..]
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The annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is one of South Africa’s most popular festivals with huge appeal for sports lovers, families and those in search of a great party!
The festival’s two main sporting events, the Pick n Pay Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon and the Pick n Pay Weekend Argus Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour, will give participants the unique opportunity to run and cycle through the ancient indigenous forests of Knysna and experience the scenic beauty of the area.
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I arrived in Johannesburg yesterday a stop over before my 7 day photo safari in Kruger National Park. Searched for hours to find a great video of Johannesburg. I think I found something you'll enjoy for it's visually pleasing. Will report back here hopefully with some great images of the Big 5 from Kruger.
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“Wine tourism is better developed in South Africa than any country we know. Most wineries have excellent tasting facilities, and many have superb restaurants with spectacular mountain vineyard views offering the special wild game and seafood of the country. Most wineries practice sustainable viticulture and actively protect the Cape’s unique flora, and visitors can combine tasting wine with viewing the protea, fynbos, and renosterbos that constitute the world’s smallest plant kingdom" Inte [..]
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Elephants are being killed for ivory. While elephants have some protection through the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), several African nations regularly request that CITES Conference of the Parties allow further sales of ivory from existing stockpiles. Enter: IFAW mobilise their supporters to demand politicians stop the ivory trade and support elephant protection efforts, and now need each of us to DO OUR PART
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Etosha NationalPark, proclaimed in 1907, as one of Southern Africa’s finest and most important game reserves. The park covers an area of 22,270 km² and is home to dozens of mammal and reptile species, several amphibian species, more than 300 bird species and even one species of fish.
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The ethos behind Okapi is to produce luxurious, artisanal accessories handmade entirely in Africa, creating job opportunities and growth while striving for exceptional quality and an understated, timeless appeal.
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Cape Town One Of The Most Loved Cities In the World
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Buick Riviera 1972In the 1970’s, when American styling could be described as “generic”, the Buick Riviera with its sharply pointed boat tail was definitely unusual. It was also indecently fast for its day, although that year was hampered by more stringent emission standards. As a consequence, the 1972 model was somewhat slower than its predecessor.
Rear View Buick Rivera 1972
Front View Buick Rivera 1972
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Strey Architects, an award winning architectural firm, conceived by Friedrich and Johann Strey. The two brothers strive to create comfortable, and balanced spaces; all the while never losing sight of earth’s fragile environment and its limited resources.
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“Few SA artists can productively be called raconteurs, as in a skilful teller of anecdotes. Most are simply too glum – solemn, too – when spinning yarns around their work. If only more artists, in particular photographers, could be like Obie Oberholzer.”
– Sean O’Toole,
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RANDLORDSPerfectly perched at the highest point in Braamfontein, Randlords is an exclusive rooftop bar and lounge venue, located on the 22nd floor of South Point Towers.
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Sanbona, where the famous white Lions of Timbavati can be seen roaming the 54 000ha, wildlife reserve in the Klein (little) Karoo.
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© Alexa Singer - Hansgrohe Calendar 2012
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Delaire Graff Estate – Owner Laurence Graff Chairman of Graff Diamonds acquired the estate, in November 2003; transforming it into one of South Africa’s most desirable art, hospitality and wine destination. Today, with two outstanding restaurants, a state-of-the-art winery, exclusive Lodges, a destination Spa and two luxury boutiques, the transformation of this piece of paradise, nestled between majestic mountains and overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch, one of the world’s leading wi [..]
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All the images in this video were taken by Noleen Kutash, author of this blog.
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One&Only Cape Town is situated at the heart of the city’s working harbour within the fashionable Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Cape Town itself is located at the foot of Table Mountain at the northern end of Africa’s Cape Peninsula, where the Indian and Atlantic Ocean meet.
© One and Only Resort Cape Town South Africa
© Entrance to One and Only Resort Cape Town South Africa
Clean lines, contemporary art and dark African woods
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In post - Renaissance Europe, Kuba Cloth, the embroidered and appliqué decorated raffia cloth from the Congo (formerly Zaire), entered the curio cabinets and treasuries of nobles and kings as the finest representation of African art. More recently, the mastery of Kuba cloths' abstract patterning was a source of inspiration to artists such as Matisse, who displayed part of his large collection on the wall of his studio. www.phasesafrica.com directly trade with the Congo's most renowned source on [..]
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A Harley Davidson tour along the spectacular Atlantic Seaboard all the way to Cape Point.
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Cape Town Good Food & Wine Show Featuring Buddy Valastro from TLC's "Cake Boss" - TV Show
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World renowned as one of Africa’s finest game lodges, Londolozi was the first game reserve in the world to be accorded Relais & Chateaux status, reinforcing its commitment to luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine and exceptional service.
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Lionel Smit was born in Pretoria, South-Africa in 1982 today he lives and works in Cape Town; known for his large canvasses and unique sculptures.
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Cadillac Series 62 Convertible 1959
Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Side View
CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE 1959
Since 1908, the Cadillac has been a high price tagged, quality car.
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Phases Africa recently had one of South Africa’s
leading lighting designers join their team.
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The flying time from Johannesburg to the Island of Maurituius is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes.
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The winners of the 2011 Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards, for Top Chef in South Africa was scooped up by Chef Luke Dale-Roberts owner of The Test Kitchen located at Cape Town’s Old Biscuit Mill on Albert Road, in Woodstock.
Dale-Roberts use to be the executive chef of La Colombe restaurant at the Constantia Uitsig wine estate in Constantia. During this time, Dale-Roberts took the celebrated fine dining establishment to new heights, culminating most recently in its winning 12th p [..]
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This Video was produced by ABM Digital for Volkswagen a proud sponser of N/a'an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia.
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Northpoint (Pty) Ltd, Architect, Urban Planners, Interior and Graphic Designers, originally known as Duxbury, Faerch & Associates; founded in 1987 by Raymond Duxbury and Ulrich Faerch.
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AfrikaBurn is the spectacular result of the creative expression of a community of volunteers who, once a year, gather in the Tankwa Karoo to create a temporary city of art, theme camps, costume, music and performance! For those that have been no explanation is necessary, for those that haven’t none is possible.
AfrikaBurn 2011 Stof. Images © Jonx Pillemer
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AfrikaBurn is a participant-created movement, an experiment in inclusive community building, decommodification, creati [..]
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Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive 12 bed camp in the 22,000 hectare Greater Makalali Conservancy situated west of the Kruger National Park.
Garonga Safari Camp
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Garonga Safari Camp reflects the surroundings of the bush's textured earthy colours and clean lines, a tempting place to relax and meditate for hours.
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Paul Emsley was born in Glasgow in 1947 and moved to South Africa in 1969.
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The 43rd consecutive Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon will remain on the traditional route via Chapman's Peak, Hout Bay and Constantia Nek (unless deemed unsafe by authorities in which case the Ou Kaapse Weg route (prior to 2004) will be used). The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is run under the rules of IAAF, Athletics South Africa (ASA) and Western Province Athletics (WPA).Distance: 56 km (34.8 miles) Date of Race: Easter Saturday, 7 April 2012 Start Time: 06:25
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Rope Chair, Panga Panga Table, Cameroon Stool and Colonial Man © Phases Africa
Rope Chair and Panga Panga Table: Table made from Panga Panga hand-crafted form untreated hardwood ties used to construct the railroads in Africa at the turn of the nineteenth century. Table Large 59”(l) x 24(w) x 28(h) or Medium 39”(l) x 20(w) x 28(h). The Rope chair is 54"(h) x 22(d) x 35(w) Seat 17" from ground. Cameroon Stool 40” diam and Colonial Man approx 6.8 feet tall.
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And the award goes to “The Greenhouse” for “Restaurant of the Year.”
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Harry The Pygmy Hippo
He is no stick-in-the-mud when it comes to making friends with humans.
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Some of jazz's most celebrated artists: Steve Tyrell, Lauryn Hill, Patti Austin, James Ingram, Mike Stern, David Weckl, Donald Harrison, Ron Carter, Lenny White, and Kevin Mahogany to name but a few;
Published on 2012-03-28 08:33:00
Born in 1971, “Artist Henk Serfontein’s work shows his particular interest in the road movie genre, more specifically the films by German director, playwright and photographer Wim Wenders. Wenders’ stories are of average people on journeys of discovery, exploring the routes of the world in search of love, wealth and happiness, or simply themselves. These narratives have a direct influence on Serfontein’s work, where his paintings evoke the grittiness and nostalgic framing so appar [..]
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From Johannesburg, South Africa to the Seychelles is approximately 4 hours and 50 minutes. North Island lodge where designed by South African architectural team, Silvo Rech and Lesley Carstens. It hit the headlines in May 2011, for being the site selected for the royal honeymoon of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
North Island Seychelles
North Islands Seychelles Google Maps
The Seychelles’ located between 6 and 10 degrees south of the equator results in a warm, tropical climat [..]
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Elphick Proome Architects Studio KwaZulu Natal
Established in 1989, by George Elphick and Nick Proome a partnership that’s lasted for 23 years;
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The Ayanda™ range of certified Tanzanite is exceptional in its colour, clarity and quality and is sourced directly from Tanzania. The Ayanda™ – The Queen of Tanzanite range often combined with diamonds, has introduced the rare and exquisite blue to deep violet stone to a market that is passionate about classic and contemporary design.
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Tanzanite Rings Shimansky Jewelers ©
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NEW YORK - Models like Fei Fei Sun, Anna Selezneva, and Joan Smalls are getting their hair done backstage at the Michael Kors show during New York Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2012. FashionTV catches the man himself, Mr. Kors, for an exclusive interview. "For Fall, it was a very New York centric show and New York is, you know, very kind of hard edged, and fast and its all about steel and concrete. As much as I love New York, I like to get out of town when I can," he says. In past years, his fa [..]
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The 2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup series will be comprised of 10 events, in nine countries, over three continents. It all kicks off at the Cascades MTB Park, situated on the edge of Pietermaritzburg in South Africa, on March 16 and finishes at Hafjell in Norway on September 12.
Kelvin Purchase gets a first look at some of the changes being completed
for the DH of the RockyRoads UCI MTB World Cup Pietermaritzburg 2012 - Watch Video.....
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Aston Martin - DB 4 GT - 1961
ASTON MARTIN - model: DB 4 GT -year: 1961
Production of the Aston-Martin sports car commenced in 1913. Its founders, Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford, had sold Singer, Calthorpe and GWK cars until after World War I. (The Aston part of the name is derived from the Aston Clinton Hill Climb. Bamford had been very successful there, driving a Special with a Coventry-Simplex engine installed in an Isotta-Fraschini voiturette chassis).
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The Zambezi Queen is unique in that it's a sophisticated, elegant experience that has not lost the essence of all that is uniquely African. There can be few natural wonders as synonymous with Africa's raw wilderness as the great Chobe River. These waters divide Namibia's Caprivi Strip from Botswana's Chobe National Park, and its exotic banks boast one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Teeming with life, this National Park sprawls across some 11,000 m of lush Afric [..]
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Kapama Private Game reserve’s 13,000 hectares have all the big game of Africa with 42 mammal species and approximately 350 bird species. This equates to vast natural diversity and includes the famed 'Big 5' - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. In this post, we’re going to feature Kamp Karula and Kapama’s Wellness Center.
Lion Kapama Private Game Reserve
Kapama occupies a vast area between the northern Drakensberg Mountains and the Greater Kruger National Park. It is the [..]
Published on 2012-03-06 08:12:00
CAPE ARGUS RACE AND LIFECYCLE EXPO IN CAPE TOWN MARCH 2012
Each year over 35,000 riders from all four corners of the world take part in this challenging cycling trek (110 km). The route starts in the centre of Cape Town, covers the majority of the Cape Peninsula and finishes in the Green Point Stadium just outside the city centre. The descent of Chapmans Peak drive even has fire brigade helicopter dumping water on a fire! The Argus Tour is a fantastic ride, thanks in part to the spectacula [..]
Published on 2012-03-01 08:24:00
Boogertman + Partners Architects was established in 1982 and today operates out of four regional offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban, and two international offices in Mauritius and Dubai. The lead architect is Bob van Bebber, a graduate from Wits University, Johannesburg.
Boogertman + Partners Proposed New Hotel Development Sandton Johannesburg
As gold founder members of the Green Building Council of South Africa, Boogertman + Partners are committed to support the en [..]
Published on 2012-02-28 04:21:00
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.
Black Python Handbag
Robert Schafer is the managing director of Cape Cobra after succe [..]
Published on 2012-02-24 06:46:00
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
Paul has won more than [..]
Published on 2012-02-22 00:26:00
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 2 [..]
Published on 2012-02-21 15:04:00
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
winery and cellars at Bouchard Finalyson
“I am enormously proud of Peter and the Bouchard Finlayson wines, which can stand tall amongst their peers in the world,” says [..]
Published on 2012-02-16 06:26:00
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 Rou [..]
Published on 2012-02-14 06:40:00
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 [..]
Published on 2012-02-08 23:35:00
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, Stepha [..]
Published on 2012-02-07 09:54:00
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
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Published on 2012-02-06 04:09:00
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.
Bikes and Bikers © Noleen Kutash
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Published on 2012-02-03 08:19:00
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
These richly-deserved accolades are recognition of the magic harmony of flavours and textures that are the hallmark of a truly magnificent dining experience with unsurpassable service and stunning views across the Paarl valley.
Published on 2012-02-01 08:52:00
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 d [..]
Published on 2012-01-30 20:15:00
Published on 2012-01-25 10:52:00
Experience the extravagant elegance of rail travel on the most luxurious train in the world. Rovos Rail’s unique train safaris through the heart of Africa combine some of the most magnificent scenery with the glamour and excitement of the golden age of rail travel. These beautifully rebuilt trains offer accommodation of the highest standard combining the opulence of a bygoneera with subtle modern innovations.
Rovos Rail Station Lounge
Rovo Rail Route
General make-up of the train
Published on 2012-01-23 04:45:00
A fine portrait by Ruth Everard-Haden is scheduled to go under the hammer at Stephan Welz & Co’s auction on the 21st February 2012, The work has attracted a pre-sale estimate of R800 000 – 1 000 000.
Ruth Everard-Haden; Mrs Wilmot of Carolina
In 1923  Ruth Everard-Haden moved to Paris to continue her painting studies.
Dissatisfied with the restrictive and conservative curriculum of the Slade, she received encouragement from her mother regarding this cha [..]