Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Package at the Premier Hotel Knysna – The Moorings


Situated on the secluded banks of the Knysna Lagoon the Premier Hotel Knysna – The Moorings offers a range of luxury waterfront accommodation with up-market furnishings and the lifestyle conveniences of a modern home.

7 Nights Festive Family Holiday Package @ R9900 fully inclusive

Terms and Conditions:
• Packages valid from 19 - 26 December 2009
• Accommodation for 4 people (2 Adults & 2 Children)
• Daily Breakfast in the Restaurant
• Welcome Cocktail Party
• Daily Kids activities
• Activity Planning Assistance
• Festive Christmas Lunch or New Years Day Brunch
*Packages valid from 19 – 26 December 2009 or 28 December to 4 January 2010
*Children under 12 years only/ Maximum 2 children per unit

For more information on the Premier Hotel Knysna – The Moorings and contact details click here.

Diaz Strand Summer Sun Festival 2009 – Mossel Bay


From 12 December 2009 until 3 January 2010 young and old will be entertained at the Summer Sun Festival at the Diaz Strand Hotel & Resort in Mossel Bay.
Daily programmes includes the Diaz Hip Hop Dancers, various artistes, programmes for children, beauty competitions for girls and boys from all ages, "Surfer look" competition and much more!


Theatre programme:
Venue: Petro Dias Theatre
Venue Open: 19h00
Show starts: 20h00
Dinner: R50
Please book you meal with your ticket and enjoy it before the show in the "Baryard style" theatre. Meal examples: Boboti & Rice, Chicken pie & Rice, Lasagna and Curry. All with a fresh garden salad.
Cash Bar available.

Sat 12 Dec: Garth Taylor – R60
Thu 17 Dec" Die Burger Concert featuring Die Broers and Elisma Theron - R100; 6 -18 yrs R50
Sat 19 Dec: Nedine Blom – Supercool – R60
Mon 21 Dec: Flip a Coin –R60
Tues 22 Dec: 7 Sondes in die lang gras. Featuring Gerrie Pretorius & DJ Ossewa – R70
Sat 26 Dec: Mej Diaz Finale. Featuring Mrs SA, Joanie Johnson - R50
Sun 27 Dec: Danie Niehaus – R60
Tues 29 Dec: Zamar – R90
Wed 30 Dec: Parlotones – R120
Thu 31 Dec: Diaz New Years Bash. Semi-formal Dinner & Dance. Including sparkling wine in the Starlight room to watch the Fire Works. R385


Tickets are available from the Diaz Strand Hotel!
For more contact details please click here

A FEAST OF MOVIES – film addicts to be treated

Art movies, in combination with delicious food and wine, is programmed for film addicts during these coming holidays at De Brak Gallery in Great Brak River. In celebration of Great Brak River’s 150 Anniversary, the De Brak Film Club of De Brak Gallery presents a diverse range of art movies during the festive season!
As an extra bonus wine and a food platter can be ordered to be enjoyed in the tranquil gallery gardens.
All evening shows start at 20h00 but there are four spectacular matinee winners for the young at heart!
The movies will be shown at the newest arty addition at De Brak Gallery - "Theatre @ Brak"

Movie
Lantana - 2nd Dec
Shine - 3rd Dec
Farinelli – il Castrato - 4th Dec
Three colors blue - 8th Dec
Sophie’s Choice - 9th Dec
Billy Elliot - 10th Dec
Chocolate - 15th Dec
Antonia’s Line - 16th Dec
Three colors Red - 17th Dec
A Beautiful Mind - 22nd Dec
August Rush - 23rd Dec
Mannon of the Spring - 29th Dec
il Postino -30th Dec

Matinee
Ratatouille - 22nd Dec
Madagascar - 23rd Dec
Ice Age 1 - 29th Dec
Ice Age 2 - 30th Dec


Booking is essential - Seats are limited- R50.00 pp For Bookings contact Dries cell - 0825585244


Venue: " Theatre @ Brak" – 39 Long Street, Great Brak River

For more information on De Brak Gallery click here.


Carouse Dance Club - Mossel Bay

Carouse Mossel Bay is an upmarket nightclub centrally located with ample parking. If you are looking for a party Carouse is the place to be! Regular promotions and a hot programme for the December Holiday !


5 Dec - UV Party – DJ Spiro
Malibu promo

9 Dec - Mexican Party – DJ MickeyD, DJ Ray, DJ Corne
Jose Qeurvo Promo

16 Dec - Richard Hardiman Kfm
Soco Promo

18 Dec - DJ Joker
Richelieu Promo

19 Dec - DJ Sasha Martinengo
Po10C Promo

26 Dec - Kevin’s Bday Bash
Zappa Promo

31 Dec - New Years’ Party

For more information on Carouse Mossel Bay and contact details click here.

Carouse Dance Club George – upcoming programme & promotions

Carouse is an open space Night Club with an awesome deck where you can chill out with your friends. If you are looking for a party Carouse is the place to be! Regular promotions and a hot programme for the December Holiday!


4 Dec - Angels & Demons Party - DJ MickeyD
Hansa Gold Promo

11 Dec - Schools out Beach Party - Rob Vember 5fm
Millers Promo (7’s Rugby weekend)

12 Dec - Extravaganza - DJ Spiro
Millers Promo - (7’s Rugby weekend)

15 Dec - Balloon Drop Party - Richard Hardiman Kfm
Richelieu Promo

18 Dec - UV Party - Vernon Koekemoer
Brutal Fruit Promo

24 Dec - Dj Wicked’s B-day Bash
Soco Promo

31 Dec - New Years’ Party
Pushkin & Redbull Promo


For more information on Carouse George and contact details click here.

Wynkelder Teater Restaurant, George - Programme for December 2009 Holiday


Enjoy the music of South African artists with South African food in a cosy wine cellar atmosphere with friends and family. The following local artists will perform at Wynkelder Teater Restaurant during December 2009.

UPCOMING SHOWS BY LOCAL ARTISTES:
04 December: Henk Botes - Cat Stevens Tribute
12 December: Quentin Prinsloo & MarNet
16 December: Saarkie
18 December: Warren Elliot
23 December: Willem Botha
31 December: Big Bash with guest celebrity

For more information on Wynkelder Teater Restaurant and contact details click here.

De Dekke Restaurant – Great Brak River


De Dekke Restaurant offers a popular a la carte restaurant with ladies bar live entertainment. Here you can dance the night away!

During the December Holiday a number of artists and bands will perform here!

• 12 December ’09: Nic Stevens
• 18 December ’09: Beeskraal
• 19 December ’09: Karen Ferreira
• 26 December ’09: Flashback
• 31 December ’09: DJ
• 02 January ’10: Nic Stevens
• 09 January ’10: DJ

Over the past 15 years De Dekke became popular for good food and as a popular venue to dance the night away! This December De Dekke offers an additional Tent with own bar and music for your convenience!

For more information on De Dekke and contact details click here.

Feestyd met die Sterre!!Bravo-Fees…Met top Suid Afrikaanse Kunstenaars!


Vrydag 18 Des: Kurt Darren & Snotkop en gaskunstenaars! Toegang: R50 p.p

Saterdag 19 Des: Theuns Jodaarn & Juanita du Plessis en gaskunstenaars! Toegang: R50 p.p

Sondag 20 Des: ‘n Kerskonsert met Romanz & Nianell en gaskunstenaars! Toegang: R50 p.p

Maandag 21 Des: Die Campbells, Lianie May & Gift Gwe en gaskunstenaars! Toegang: R50 p.p

Dinsdag 22 Des: Egoli Toer Vertoning! ‘n Aand saam met jou gunsteling Egoli-sterre en verskeie gaskunstenaars! Toegang SLEGS R20 p.p


Feesgronde open daagliks om 17:00 met ‘n Voedsel-& Wynfees!Konserte vanaf 19:00.

Slegs ongereserveerde sitplekke.

Eksklusiewe middernag-gelukstrekkings vir konsertgangers ter waarde van R 5 000!

Kaartjies beskikbaar by Computicket.

Vir meer inligting besoek of kontak die Garden Route Casino Inligtingstoonbank.
Klik hier is meer inligting oor die Garden Route Casino en kontak besonderhede.

Garden Route Casino Mossel Bay – Holiday Programme
From Wednesday 2 December 2009 to Wednesday 27 January 2010 the following drawings will take place at the Garden Route Casino in Mossel Bay.

Woensdag/Wed 2 Dec Play the-multiplier and stand to WIN Cash @ 13:30 and 21:00
Woensdag/Wed 9 Dec Play the-multiplier and stand to WIN Cash @ 13:30 and 21:00
Woensdag/Wed 16 Dec "Celebrate our Birthday!"Play the-multiplier and stand to WIN Cash as well as a VW 1.4 Tena Citi Golf. Included are the Hourly Midnight Birthday Draw of potentially R10 500 each from 22:00 until 01:00
Woensdag/Wed 23 Dec Play the-multiplier and stand to WIN CashWoensdag/Wed 30 DecPlay the-multiplier and stand to WIN Cash as well as the main prize a VW 1.4 Tena Citi Golf. Hourly bonus Draws from 15:00 until the main draw @ 21:00
Woensdag/Wed 13 & 27 Jan 2010 Play the-multiplier and stand to WIN Cash as well as the main prize a VW 1.4 Tena Citi Golf

Leani Tuin Kwekery & Tuin Restaurant – December shows and Christmas Menu

Leani Tuin Kwekery & Tuin Restaurant located between Great Brak River & Little Brak River not only offers you a top class nursery but also a garden restaurant. This is the ideal restaurant if you just want to break away for a light meal or an afternoon tea with friends and family. From time to time various artists perform in the gardens of Leani Tuin Kwekery & Tuin Restaurant. During December 2009 Valiant Swart and Jannie Du Toit & Christa Steyn will perform here. Don’t miss out on the Christmas Meal at Leani if you are in the area for Christmas!

* December Programme *
Valiant Swart
13 December 2009 @ 15h00 - R90 per person

Jannie Du Toit & Christa Steyn - Met Hartsnaar
17 December 2009 @ 19:00 - R100 per person

Bookings are advisable. Tickets available from Leani Tuin Kwekery & Tuin Restaurant.

Christmas Meal!
Three course meal with salad table!
Bookings essential!
Adults: R 168 Children under 12: R80
50% deposit payable with bookings.

For more information on Leani Tuin Kwekery & Tuin Restaurant and contact details click here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Shows during December 2009 @ Leani Tuin Kwekery & Tuin Restaurant


Leani Tuin Kwekery & Tuin Restaurant located between Great Brak River & Little Brak River not only offers you a top class nursery but also a garden restaurant. This is the ideal restaurant if you just want to break away for a light meal or an afternoon tea with friends and family. From time to time various artists perform in the gardens of Leani Tuin Kwekery & Tuin Restaurant. During December 2009 Valiant Swart and Jannie Du Toit & Christa Steyn will perform here.

Valiant Swart
13 December 2009 @ 15h00
R90 per person

Jannie Du Toit & Christa Steyn - Met Hartsnaar
17 December 2009 @ 19:00
R100 per person

Bookings are advisable. Tickets available from Leani Tuin Kwekery & Tuin Restaurant.

For more information on Leani Tuin Kwekery & Tuin Restaurant and contact details click here.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

George Lodge International – B&B and self catering accommodation in George.

George Lodge International is a landmark guesthouse in George, a favourite holiday destination on South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route. Guests can choose between B&B and self-catering accommodation in stylish, individually decorated rooms.

Breakfast for B&B guests consists of a delicious Continental buffet followed by a cooked breakfast option. Choose from one of our 22 en-suite rooms with either a bath or shower, or a self-catering suite with a kitchenette.

For more information on the George Lodge International and contact details, click here.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tuesdays - Steak Day at Kafe Serefe!


Kafe Serefe in George offers a unique Turkish atmosphere and dining out experience with South African Flair. Touches of Turkish traditions are evident in the restaurant but the food is typically South African, both in taste and flavour.


On Tuesdays you can enjoy a 500g T-bone steak, served with potato wedges, salad and your choice of pepper or mushroom sauce for only R 58.00 (This special is available for a limited time only)


For more information and contact details click here <

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

SMART WIN! - Garden Route Casino Mossel Bay


A much delighted Isabella Grebe from George could hardly believe her ears when she was announced the winner of the much desired Smart Passion Cabriolet at the Garden Route Casino on Wednesday evening. This was the grand prize in the Going Smart Promotion which ended on 28 October.


The other contestants were also thrilled to walk away with large amounts of cash. Apart from Isabella, Berthjean Taylor from Mossel Bay won R24 000, Gert Lottering from Dana Bay R12 000 and Catherine Statham from George R2 000. Throughout the day the Garden Route Casino presented hourly draws, with over R40 000 won by Strike It Rich members.


Photographed with Isabella is (from left to right) Karen Johnstone (Garden Route Casino Marketing Manager), Robin Seabrook (Garden Route Casino General Manager), Louise Muller (Miss Garden Route & Klein Karoo 2009), Stan Karandis (Stanmar Motors George) and Claude Pretorius (MC for the evening).


Strike It Rich members not in possession of new Strike It Rich Smart cards are advised to register for their brand new Smart Card at the Casino Guest Relations Desk. This will give them the opportunity to enjoying coinless gaming at Garden Route Casino.


The renovated ‘The Admirals Buffet’ restaurant will be opened on 3 November, as part of a smartened image at Garden Route Casino.


In the brand new Summer Citi Promotion that kicks off on Wednesday no less that EIGHT VW 1.4 TenaCity Golfs can be won – the first one on 11 November as well as up to R800 000 in cash. This promotion will run over the festive season and will end on 24 February 2010.


The Garden Route Casino is licensed by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board. No persons under the age of 18 years allowed in the casino. Winners know when to stop. National Responsible Gaming Programme 0800 006 008

For more information on teh Garden Route Casino and contact details click here.


Article By Denise Lloyd
Editor ANYTIME MAGAZINE

Monday, October 26, 2009

VIVA OUTDOOR LIVING - Interior Decorating Tips For November 2009!


“COMBINE STYLE WITH COMFORT, ADD A LITTLE BIT OF OUTDOOR MAGIC AND THE MOOD IS SET FOR AN INVITING OUTDOOR RETREAT!”

The patio - By clever planning and a bit of effort, the patio area can easily be turned into an outdoor extension of the living areas.
Patio furniture is usually the focal point of this area – Variations are endless; from feather light aluminum, stainless steel, wood to plastics! For a really weather resistance guarantee be sure to use only 100 % solution dyed acrylic fabrics for your cushions! These outdoor fabrics should be Teflon coated, be water, oil, stain and even mildew resistant!

Bright ideas for outdoor living

* Braais
A fast growing trend as an alternative for a build- in or free-standing braai is to install a mini outdoor kitchen. These comprise a grill island that comes complete with a build in sink, preparation space and a bar fridge. It has never been easier!

* Lighting
Create a sufficient and pleasing nightscape by installing enough lighting. Use citronella candles for unwanted guests and fairy lights to bring in romantic charm

* Water features
A fountain or small water feature will add a sumptuous feel. Running water also helps to obscure outside noises and create a relaxing atmosphere.

* Heating
By installing an outdoor fireplace or by using a free-standing gas alternative the patio area can be used even through winter. Mexican clay pots add both atmosphere and warmth!

* Storage
Include a mini storage facility or a large cupboard to store away detailed items like hammocks, burners, outdoor chandeliers, etc.

Article supplied by Helene Coertze from De Brak Gallery & Heleen Coertze Interiors in Great Brak River / Mossel Bay.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Eisbein, Bratwurst and Beer!


Schwabinger Stuben - Restaurant, Deli, Butcher Shop, Catering for all occasions


Hungry for a typical German restaurant? Stop looking! Schwabinger Stuben has come to George! The restaurant is next to the Alpine Inn, a 3-star graded Hotel in Blanco that is part of the same business. The restaurant is for the people. "Schwabinger Stuben is a welcoming, hearty sort of place where people can feel at home and have a good time. The food is traditional German home cooking, the portions are very large and the prices extremely reasonable. The SPECIALITY dish is Eisbein and the Schwabinger Stuben has a large variety of rustic German dishes to choose from."


Schwabinger Stuben also has a beer garden with its own bar and pizza oven where they prepare pizza, spare ribs and bake German bread. The restaurant seats more than 150 people and is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from Monday to Saturday, as well Sunday for Breakfast & Lunch, Sunday eve closed.


Have a good time, and best of all: If you decide to have a drink or two, book a room and spend the night!


Next to the restaurant is a Butcher shop & Deli the goods made by their own German Master butcher. They specialize in German sausages, cold meats, Alpine Ham, Sauerkraut, mustards and many more good German products to choose from.


All forms of outside catering is available, while the German Master butcher/chef can be booked to train kitchen staff in hygiene, food handling, buffets and catering. There was a time when outside catering was a braai in the back garden or a Sunday picnic. Today the scene has changed completely. So much so that many events are conducted outside. They could be corporate events, a garden wedding reception, or even a family fun day. The Schwabinger Stuben can prepare a full 5 course meal or keep it as simple as a spit braai. The choice is yours. This is of course determined by the catering event. Alpine Inn Catering will deliver you unrivalled personal service together with stunning, mouth-watering food.The Schwabinger Stuben Alpine Inn is exactly what the Southern Cape needs. Fantastic German food at reasonable prices where friends can gather.


For more information on the Schwabinger Stuben Restaurant click here
For more information on the 3-star graded Alpine Inn Hotel click here

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Diaz Strand Hotel proudly presents “Die Verdwyning van Poksie Pienaar”


Diaz Strand Hotel proudly presents “Die Verdwyning van Poksie Pienaar”

This is an Afrikaans cabaret with Anel Du Plessis and Mariska Reinke.

Date: 23 October 2009

Venue: Pero Diaz Theatre by Diaz Strand Hotel

Time: 20h00

Cost: R 120 per person

Bookings: 044 692 8400

‘n Kabaret met Nella die komediant, Anele du Plessis, en Mariska Reinke met sang. Die pianis is die bekende Rika Vermeulen.
Daar word ook verwys na die opvoering as “ 'n Kabaret met komedie asook 'n traan!”


Diaz Strand Hotel in Mossel Bay is a 4 star Hotel offering superior holiday and business accommodation right on the beach! This family friendly hotel and resort also offers various onsite activities, restaurants, a convenience market, venues for weddings, conferences and other functions.

For more information on Diaz Beach Hotel click here:
Accommodation
Activities
Dining out
Venues

The Diaz Strand Hotel presents Claude Pretorius in concert - A Night with Josh

Claude Pretorius in concert - A Night with Josh

When: Friday, 27 November 2009
Where: Pero Diaz Theatre, Diaz Strand Hotel
Tickets @ R100 per person

* Light meal will be available before the show
* Cash bar.

Please contact Dewald on 044 692 8400 to book



Diaz Strand Hotel in Mossel Bay is a 4 star Hotel offering superior holiday and business accommodation right on the beach! This family friendly hotel and resort also offers various onsite activities, restaurants, Convenience Market, venues for weddings, conferences and other functions including musical shows!

For more information on Diaz Beach Hotel click here:
Accommodation
Activities
Dining out
Venus

Monday, October 5, 2009

Featured Sites - October 2009

5th Season Guest House & Restaurant – George Bethel B&B and Self Catering – George Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa - Caledon Country Estate Guest House – Oudtshoorn Diaz Strand Hotel & Resort – Mossel Bay Farm House Lodge – George George East Caravan Park - George George Lodge International – George Lake Views Cottages - Wilderness/ Sedgfield Lodge on the Lake – Wilderness Tranquility Lodge - Natures Valley

5th Season Guest House & Restaurant - George Accommodation
Bethel B&B / Self Catering - George Accommodation
Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa - CaledonAccommodation Casino Spa
Country Estate Guest House – OudtshoornAccommodation
Diaz Strand Hotel & Resort – Mossel Bay Accommodation Activities Dining out
Farm House Lodge – George Accommodation
George East Caravan Park - George Camping
George Lodge – George Accommodation
Lake Views Cottages - SedgefieldAccommodation
Lodge on the Lake – Wilderness Accommodation
Tranquility Lodge - Nature’s Valley Accommodation

Book your Christmas Dinner now! Copper Kettle Restaurant ~ Storms River Guest Lodge


Two settings –

24 December 2009 @ 18:00

25 December 2009 @ 18:00


Cash Bar availableR200pp, R100 per child u/12



Menu

Starter
Crumbed calamari rings

Soup
Biltong soup served with fresh baked bread
Main Course
Turkey
Gammon
Lamb Potjie
Kingklip in Cheese Sauce

Vegetables
Potato bake
Patty-Pan salad
Designer’s Green salad
Banana salad

Dessert
Chocolate & Cinnamon Flan
Ice cream with Chocolate sauce

Coffee & Tea & Cheese Platter

Harley Davidson Tour Group Visits Storms River Guest Lodge.








The Storms River Guest Lodge is situated in the Storms River Village, which nestles in the beautiful Tsitsikamma Forest and is surrounded by the Tsistikamma Mountains. Here owner Nora Nel, her right hand, the friendly Martitia, and other staff members offers guests accommodation in spacious, upmarket and comfortable, en-suite rooms, all with private entrances.

Recently a Harley Davidson Tour Group visited the Storms River Guest Lodge and spent the night at this lovely accommodation establishment in the Storms River Village….

"You can hear them from a mile away and anybody can recognise the sound…a Harley Davidson.
On 21 September we, Storms River Guest Lodge, had the privilege of accommodating RKTC Tours – a tour group on the back of a Harley Davidson.
While some went for the Tree Top Canopy Tours, others enjoyed watching the cricket (including Graham Smith’s father – Graham Smith) in our communal television room.

The evening started with penalty drinks for whoever did something funny or wrong during the day (like forgetting to use indicators) And then the evening meal was served – a four course buffet in our Copper Kettle Restaurant.

After a full English Breakfast the next morning, it was time to leave. The roaring farewell, as everyone left together and the hosts waving good bye – the Harleys away until next time."

Feverish Spring Fever – interior tips for October 2009


Spring is feverishly in the air – jump out under the winter blanket and embrace the most beautiful season!

* By using brightly coloured floral fabrics Springs number one trend becomes BLOOMING marvelous – use as slipcover and alter your interior scheme instantly.
* New uses for old furniture – an old neglected suitcase becomes the center piece Coffee table
* Take an old frame from a not-so- original work of art, insert a painted black chipboard piece in the inside of the frame, brush a few strokes of magic gold paint on the frame and…… wow! A new NOTICE board.

* Screw in castors in a used wooden crate and create new storage for kid’s toys or books

* Revamp tired and boring curtains by inserting yumie colours at least a third from the hemline.

PAIN KILLERS FOR SPRING 2009 FEVER:
RE-PAINT, RE-FURNISH & RE-VAMP

Article supplied by Helene Coertze from De Brak Gallery & Heleen Coertze Interiors in Great Brak River / Mossel Bay.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tsitsikamma Backpackers – Travelers’ accommodation in the Stormsriver Village

Surrounded by the magnificent Tsitsikamma forest and mountains the Tsitsikamma Backpackers offers a unique Eco-friendly tranquil environment in the Stormsriver Village.

The Backpacker Lodge offers luxury dorm and double accommodation. Luxury tented twins also available. This is the ideal accommodation if you are looking for a safe, clean and modern accommodation establishment whilst exploring the wonders and many activities and attractions the Tsitsikamma and Stormsriver area offers.

Easily accessible just off the N2 highway, a mere 65kms from Plettenberg Bay and 110kms from Jeffreys Bay, on the Baz Bus route.

Three star Lodge in the majestic Tsitsikamma – Tsitsikamma Lodge


This multiple AA Award Winning Leisure Hotel, Tsitsikamma Lodge, in the majestic Tsitsikamma, offers accommodation in 32 cozy log cabins set in spacious lush gardens in the most magical part of the Garden Route.

Built entirely of logs, the cabins have beautiful mountain / forest views. Each cabin has its own spa bath! A private deck and own barbecue facility, mini bar fridge, television with m-net, telephone and coffee/tea trays.

The timber log restaurant with welcoming fireplace provides excellent home-cooked meals.
Facilities include a Spa, large swimming pool, games room, sundeck and lounge as well as fascinating forest walks and the very popular Strip-Tease River Trail.
The Conferencing facility at the Tsitsikamma Lodge can accommodate 25 to 75 persons.

The Tsitsikamma Lodge is a well-known honeymoon destination!

Stormsriver Guest Lodge – Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the Storms River Village


The Storms River Guest Lodge is nestled in the quaint village of Storms River, which is located in the heart of the Tsitsikamma indigenous forest.


Storms River Guest Lodge offers upmarket en-suite family, double & single accommodation as well as an attractive guest & TV lounge with log-fires during winter-time and a swimming-pool to cool off during summer.


Nearby activities & attractions include the following:
·The Worlds highest bungy jump at the Bloukrans Bridge
·Tree-top Canopy Tours, Blackwater Tubing, Snorkeling and other activities
·The Otter and other hiking trails·Tsitikamma National Park

For more information click here <

The Copper Kettle Restaurant in Stormsriver Village


The Copper Kettle Restaurant is located at Storms River Guest Lodge in the Stormsriver Village. Here you can enjoy your meal surrounded by die beauty of the Tsitsikamma. The Restaurant serves all day breakfasts, light lunches, delicious home cooked evening meals and other treats.


Be Pampered at the Spa at The Tsitsikamma Lodge

The River Spa at The Tsitsikamma Lodge offers a tranquil atmosphere where guests cab enjoy a relaxing time of pampering and get rid of all that unwanted stress.

The fully trained staff at River Spa will assist and cater to your every need, whether it be a massage, manicure, pedicure, sauna or hydro-therapy.

The Spa offers you a selection of different relaxation treatments as well as rejuvenating Clarins treatments and specialize in OPI manicures and Pedicures, offering a wide selection of different massages using aromatherapy oils to suit your personal needs.

You can expect the best from our highly qualified therapists and our tranquil environment.

Travel the indigenous forest on a journey down the old Storms River Pass.


Join Stormsriver Adventures on a journey down the old Storms River pass, and experience the indigenous forest from the comfort of a specially designed vehicle.


Guides will take you along elephant trail down to the water, passing tree ferns, stinkwoods, yellow woods and many other tree species, whilst hearing about the history of the area and the local flora and fauna. Watch out for a glimpse of the elusive Narina Trogan and the inquisitive Knysna Loeire who enjoys the tranquil shade of the leafy canopy.


Stop and relax where wagons, since the last century, have and enjoy a light lunch or tea next to the Storms River.


This 3 hour excursion is a comfortable journey through a dense treed heaven with the sound of the rushing river and bird calls as a cappella accompaniment.


Departure times vary to meet your schedules, with a variety of food menus available on request.

Tsitsikamma Tree Top Tours – a journey of a lifetime.


Taking place in the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour offers a unique eco-wilderness adventure.


The tour involves sliding from platform to platform along a steel cable suspended up to 30 meters from the forest floor! The Tsistikamma Canopy Tour consists of 10 platforms and 10 'fufi' slides, the longest of which is 100m! Most platforms are located in giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees.


The platforms, built high up in the giant Outeniqua Yellowwoods, provide an unbelievable view of this enchanting new world - any fear of heights is soon lost as you gather in your new surroundings...Groups are escorted through the forest canopy by a lead guide and follow guide to ensure your safety as you slide from tree to tree. These professional guides will provide interesting facts about the forest ecology during the tour and pointing out different trees and the magnificent giant ferns way below. The bird life is incredible. Knysna Loeries, sightings of the elusive Narina Trogon and the Vervet monkey are not uncommon.


About three hours later you exit the forest, having undertaken the journey of a lifetime.


The Tsitsikamma Trail – a hiker’s paradise!


The Tsistikamma Trail was the first officially accredited hiking trail in South Africa and has recently been allocated the Green Flag Certificate for a trail under excellent management.

The Tsitsikamma Trail is truly a southern Cape hiking paradise, journeying through extensive indigenous forest and mountain fynbos. Ancient river gorges and abundant rivers and streams continually reminds of the creative power of water and the origins of the word Tsitsikamma. The echoes of past giants such as elephant and buffalo that roamed here can still be felt.


Beginning in Nature's Valley and ending 60-km further at either the Storms River Bridge or Village, this six day, trail takes hikers through the heart of the Tsitsikamma Mountains. Shorter variations (2,3,4 or 5 days) are possible as each overnight hut has its own unique access route with safe parking at the start.

Optional equipment porterage now provides hikers with the chance of having all their equipment transported between overnight huts. Other activities now permitted include vehicular and mountain bike access to certain overnight huts and informative guided day walks.

For exiting, exhilarating and adrenalin rush experiences visit the Tsitsikamma Falls Adventure Park.

Tsitsikamma Falls Adventure Park is located approximately 10 km from the Stormsriver Bridge en route to Jeffrey’s Bay and Port Elizabeth.

Here you can enjoy a magnificent view of the indigenous plants and of three waterfalls during one of the Waterfall Zipline Tours. The Zipline Tours are also known as "Foofi" or "Foefie" Slides. There is a total of have 8 slides of which the longest is 211m, 165m and the others average 80-90m. All equipment and guides are supplied and the tour takes about 2 hours.

Tsitsikamma Falls Adventure Park also offer Quad Bike Rides. As all the bikes are automatic no or little experience is needed. The tour takes you through beautiful scenery and takes approximately 1h00 to 1h30min.

For a fun-filled day come and enjoy this exiting, exhilarating and adrenalin rush experiences.

Monday, September 28, 2009

About the Elephant Sanctuary Plettenbeg Bay – an elephant experience for life!

The Elephant Sanctuary provides a "halfway house" or temporary home for young African elephants in need of a home. The Elephant Sanctuary is the only elephant sanctuary in South Africa that provides in this way for elephants and it is our vision to release all the elephants back into a semi wilderness area once they are older and experienced enough to fend for themselves in this type of environment. The herd consists of five female elephants and one young male.
This is a very well balanced family structure and forms part of the reason why we have such a happy and relaxed herd of elephants. The elephants are exercised and stimulated daily, which provides a firm foundation for trust and bonding between the elephants, their handlers and visiting guests.


The team at the Elephant Sanctuary do properly researched stimulation exercises on a daily basis with the elephants. The exercises do not just stimulate the elephants emotionally, but also improve their physical wellbeing and bowel stimulation.



As part of the constant research done at the Elephant Sanctuary, they are also busy with an elephant "body language" study. The results of this study will be published in their newsletter – "Only at the Elephant sanctuary".



Elephants in captivity have always been and will always be a controversial issue. The Elephant Sanctuary, as responsible elephant owners, constantly strive to improve the relationship between the elephants, their living environment, health and emotional conditions and also with the animal welfare organisations and other experts in the field of elephants in captivity. The Elephant Sanctuary has always had a very professional relationship with animal welfare organisations. The Elephant sanctuary also support and sell goods on behalf of some animal welfare and anti poaching units to provide funding for those units.



The Elephant Sanctuary is proud that it has never removed wild elephants from the bush for the purposes of tourism or entertainment. The Elephant Sanctuary merely took responsibility for the elephants after they had been removed from their natural environment by other people for various reasons.



The Elephant Sanctuary has the best and most modern stable facilities available and the stables have been designed with the elephant’s health, safety and wellbeing first and foremost in mind.
The Elephant Sanctuary hosts a unique and fully guided educational program that sets itself apart from anything else that South Africa has previously had on offer in terms of elephant interaction and touching elephants. Guest numbers are limited to ensure personal attention and maximum elephant interaction for each guest which makes this a truly memorable and enriching experience.


The “Plantjie Kwekery” Nursery - George

The “Plantjie Kwekery” Nursery on the Airport Road just outside George became well-known for their wide selection of indoor & outdoor plants and seedlings over the years. The “Plantjie Kwekery” also stock water features, pots and other concrete products as well as other gardening tools.

The “Plantjie Kwekery” Nursery now also offers a relaxing Tea Garden as well as Animal Touch and Play Farm. Here both parents and children can relax in the country side atmosphere with the Outeniqua Mountains in the background.

Kiddies parties and school groups are welcome! Contact us for available or tailor made packages!

For more information and contact details click here <

Winners - Miss Garden Route & Klein Karoo 2009








The Gala evening for the crowning of Miss Garden Route & Klein Karoo was held on Saturday 26 September. This Prestigious event hosted by die Garden Route Casino in Mossel Bay took place at Pinacle Point next to the Garden Route Casino in Mossel Bay Paul Rothman an ex Mr. South Africa and Pasella presenter was the master of ceremonies. Top South African artists like Flip a Coin, Nadine and Gift Gwe impressed with their performances. Lalakoi wish to congratulate the Garden Route Casino on a superb event!

Louise Muller (18) from Mossel Bay was crowned Miss Garden Route & Klein Karoo 2009. Louise with her outgoing personality will be the "Face of the Garden Route for 2009" and also the ambassador for tourism in the region. The second runner up was Nathalie Graaff (23) from Mossel Bay and the first princess Jeandre de Villiers (19) from Oudtshoorn.

We want to congratulate Noluthando Mkhobeni on a successful year as Miss Garden Route and Klein Karoo 2008 and wish her all the luck for her future and all the other beauty contests where she plans to take part in.
Lalakoi also wishes Louise Muller a successful year as Miss Garden Route and Klein Karoo 2009 and she can be assured that we will follow her beauty career.

The organizers of the competition also arranged a make over for the women from the four shelters – Creating Effective Families (Mossel Bay), Phambili (George), Malibongwe (Oudtshoorn) and Women who Care ( Knysna) who will benefit from this event. The make over winner is Annalise Arendse from CEF (Creating Effective Families)
(Photographs by Denise Lloyd )

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Premier Hotel Knysna – The Moorings



The Premier Hotel Knysna – The Moorings is situated on the secluded banks of the Knysna Lagoon. The area offers an abundance of outdoor leisure activities such as fishing, swimming, boating or bird watching. Knysna is only minutes away where guests can enjoy a wide variety of shopping malls, restaurants, pubs and historical attractions.

The Premier Hotel Knysna – The Moorings offers the traveller luxury accommodation with up-market furnishings and lifestyle conveniences of a modern home. This Hotel offers a range of luxury waterfront accommodation from 24 Studio suites, 20 One-bedroom suites and 26 Two-bedroom suites. For your convenience Premier Hotel Knysna - The Moorings offer facilities such as laundry, room service, Internet access, business centre services and 24 hour reception. Guests can relax next to the swimming pool or cool off in the Lagoon.

Premier Hotel Knysna – The Moorings also offers conferencing facilities that can accommodate groups of 10 to 200 and tailor-made packages to suit your needs. Each conference room is fitted with the latest audio/visual equipment, ensuring that your conference, function or meeting is a successful and productive one. The hotel offers business services such as faxing, photocopying and internet access.

For luxury accommodation that promises to become a “home away from home”, be sure to make your reservation at the Premier Hotel Knysna – The Moorings.

For more information and contact details click here <

Plettenberg Bay Festival – Love Life …Love Plett!!!


Plettenberg Bay offers a four day festival with the best of Plett! The festival offers inspirational culture, fun, love, music, laughter, art, good food and good wine and much more!

12, 25 September 2009- 10am till 1pm Plett Arts Association –Melville Corner
The paintings are all originals and painted by local people and are all for sale at a lot cheaper than ordinary galleries as no commission is taken. We are only here for the benefit of the artists.
Entrance Free
Contact: Joy Robin Tel No: 044 533 1765 or Cell No: 082 928 5567

18 September 2009 – 9am till 17:00 PLETT FESTIVAL GOLF DAY
Celebrate life with a great game of golf on Friday, 18 September 2009, at the magnificent Goose Valley Golf Course in Plettenberg Bay. We would like to invite all our tourism members, local businesses, professional and leisure golfers to join us for a day of fun. The Plett Festival Golf Day is the first official event on this year’s festival calendar and we’d like to host a full field on the day. Entry fees for the 4-ball alliance are R100 per person or R400 per 4-ball. Staggered tee-offs will take place throughout the day to ensure that as many keen golfers as possible can join.
Bookings can be done directly through the Pro-Shop on 044 533 5082. Book now and let’s get the Plett Festival off to a swinging start.

19 September to Tuesday 22 September - Join us in celebrating Elephant Appreciation Day!
Tuesday 22 September is Elephant Appreciation Day. We will be encompassing this into a long weekend of celebrating these wonderful gentle giants, as well as our new revamped playground facility at the Elephant Park Restaurant. Come celebrate with us at the Park where we will be offering a free tour and meal (weekend only)* to children under the age of 10 from Saturday 19 September to Tuesday 22 September. We will also be celebrating elephants by hosting Gary Albyn reciting Manzovo. This will take place on Saturday 19 September at around 18h00 - RSVP essential
Knysna Elephant Park 044 532 7732 info@knysnaelephantpark.co.za


24th September 9am – 1pm – Kranshoek Multi purpose center
Nama Festival – Join the Kranshoek community celebrates their past, present and future – Nama festival will feature traditional food, music and poetry – Also book for community tour and experience life the Kranshoek way….
Contact : Marlene le Fleur / Bitou Municipality Office Kranshoek Tel No: 044 533 9377

24 September - 1pm till late – Plett Main street
Street festival and Opening of newly completed Main Street – featuring a mass performance by the Bitou field band, Dixie soccer 2010 dance, hip-hop, fire dancers and much more. Also street art, food and music and much other fun stalls for inspirational shopping. Join any of the restaurants for outdoor dining a la Parisian, whilst enjoying a great line up of local and other artists...
Do not miss this true Plett experience
Contact: Larry Damonds / Bitou Tourism Tel No: 044 533 4065

26 September 2009 - 8am till 13:00 The Robberg Express
Event organizers Magnetic South are in their third year of organizing The Robberg Express. This event has been a valuable addition to Bitou Tourism’s Plett Festival – 18 – 26 September 2009 and has certainly brought some of South Africa’s top athletes to the stunning playground of Plettenberg Bay. The event has been developed into somewhat of a multisport cult event and journey- the cycle starting in Harkerville and traversing some of SA’s best known MTB routes, a spectacular trail run around Cape Nature’s Robberg Peninsula and a circular route sea paddle in the Robberg Bay. The event will take place on Saturday 26th September with registration happening on Friday afternoon at Gilly’s Grill on the 25th. With 2008 seeing numbers almost doubling, 2009 will be no exception as we expect numbers to grow to 200. We are also very excited to announce that Hi Tec and Helly Hansen will be coming on board for 2009 as product sponsors.
Contact: Amanda Judson: Magnetic South Tel: 044 382 6496


27th of September from 12:00pm onwards
World Rivers Day is a global celebration of the world's waterways, observed every last Sunday in September. Established in 2005, it highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness while encouraging the improved stewardship of rivers around the world. Save our Seahorses in collaboration with other organizations will be holding an open day at the boat House at Twin Rivers Estate on Sunday the 27th of September from 12:00pm onwards. We would like to invite you and your family to join us for a day of fun-filled and educational activities, in appreciation of our natural environment and river systems.

Talks and guided walks by the Botanical and Birding Societies as well our local River guide amongst others will start from 3:00pm
If you would like to get involved on any level please feel free to contact us.
Contact: Brenton Freeman Cell: 076 536 2322


The Information above has been kindly supplied by the Plettenberg Bay Tourism Information office.
For more information contact:

Larry Damonds / Bitou Tourism Tel No: 044 533 4065

The Plettenberg Bay Country Club


The Plettenberg Bay Country Club has an 18 hole golf course set in a private nature reserve. The highly rated course is a very popular tourist destination. The main attraction being the challenging layout built to USGA specifications and is rated in the TOP 50 in South Africa.Set in a nature reserve, the indigenous Flora attracts a large variety of bird life and small animals like antelope and bush pig, etc. The site has also become popular with the local bird-watching club and is home to a large colorful bird known as the Knysna Loerie (Taurco corythaix).


The clubhouse provides a great venue for all special functions and events big or small, such as: prize givings, birthdays, social gatherings, team building, conferences and many more corporate events, with the veranda overlooking the 18th green, offers the most beautiful vista. Lounge area and bar with a big screen TV.


The Plettenberg Bay Country Club also have TWO BOWLING GREENS at Plettenberg Bay Country Club which offer our members and guests an opportunity to not only experience the fun of bowling, but to master the skill to a point where you may be invited to play in the championships throughout the year. The bowling club boasts a very friendly crowd of bowlers who welcome visitors at their tabs-in days. The tabs-in days are always mixed, apart from championships and monthly competitions.


With the equable climate of the Southern Cape, the Plettenberg Bay Country Club tennis section plays host to a large number of visitors and holidaymakers throughout the year. The 4 TENNIS COURTS, a permanent tennis coach (for those that need to brush up on their game) and friendly members invite you to soak up the hospitality in the magnificent setting of the Country Club.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Stay & Play at Simola / great value Golf and Spa package



Simola Hotel & Spa is located in a prime position on the Simola Golf & Country Estate just outside of Knysna. The atmosphere at the five-star Simola Hotel & Spa is relaxed and friendly. Break away to Knysna with this great value Golf and Spa package!
… for only R 1 180.00 per person sharing, per night
The Simola Stay & Play package includes:
- Luxury accommodation in a one bedroom suite.
- Buffet Breakfast daily in the Orchid Room Restaurant
- Dinner to the value of R150 per person, per night’s stay (Excluding beverage & gratuities)
- A round of gold or Spa treatment daily (to the same value)
* Single supplement of R 300 per person per night’s stay
* Valid until 30 September 2009
* Minimum 2 night stay
* Subject to availability
* Terms & Conditions apply

For more information and contact details click here <

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

5th Birthday celebrations of Leani Nursery and Garden Restaurant in Klein Brak River


Leani Nursery and Garden Restaurant is one of the gems in the Garden Route. Here you will not only be greeted by the tranquility and beauty and of the gardens and plants in the nursery but also by the mouth-watering light meals and delicious home bakes in the Garden Restaurant.


On the 24th of September Leani Nursery and Garden Restaurant will celebrate their 5th birthday!


Join in a day of fun at Leani Nursery and Garden Restaurant!
- Allen Green and band from 10H30
- Gift Packs
- Prizes up for grabs
- Pony rides & play area for children
- Cash Bar available


On this day the restaurant & nursery will be open from 08h00 to 14:00. At 15h00 the "Mustic 3 & Plessié" show will start! See below.


"Mustic 3 & Plessié" ( PG Du Plessis, Ollie Viljoen, Valiant Swart and Pietman Geldenhuys ) will perform at the Restaurant at 15h00. This Afrikaans production by 4 friends combining story telling and music guarantees to make you laugh and leave a smile on you face for long after the show! Definitely a show not to be missed! Tickets are available at R90 per person from Leani Nursery and Garden Restaurant

For more information on Leani Nursery and Garden Restaurant click here.

Premier Hotel Knysna – The Moorings / Spring Promotion


Premier Hotels & Resorts are pleased to announce their latest venture, the Premier Hotel Knysna – The Moorings. This pristine property, added to the Premier Property portfolio on 1 August 2009, offers 70 suites ranging from Studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom suites, the perfect choice for both the business and leisure traveller. Premier Hotel Knysna – The Moorings also offers conferencing facilities with tailor-made packages for up to 200 delegates.


SPRING PROMOTION

Enjoy exclusive accommodation on the 5* Premier Hotel, Knysna - The Moorings from only R299.50 per person per night.


Terms & Conditions:

- Valid for Standard Rooms only (Sleeps 2)

- Self Catering

- Valid from 15 Sept to 15 Nov 2009 (Subject to availability)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Diaz Beach Hotel Accommodation & Conference Special

The Diaz Strand Hotel and Resort is situated right in the heart of the Garden Route, in the historically-rich and exceedingly beautiful town of Mossel Bay. 86 luxurious sea-facing rooms, each with its own balcony… satellite television and a private heated outdoor pool… restaurants and cocktail bars just a sunset stroll away… what more could you possibly want?

Out of Season Accommodation offer.
(Valid until end of October 2009 – Terms and conditions apply)


R395 per person sharing per night & R450 per single person per night


*Limited access to resort facilities
*Accommodation in Luxury rooms with sea view balconies
*Full South African Buffet Breakfast

Conference Offer
(Valid until end of October 2009 – Terms and conditions apply)

R795 per person sharing per night and R850 per single person per night

Included in package:
*Accommodation in Luxury rooms with sea view balconies
* Breakfast
* Lunch and dinner
* Morning and afternoon tea
* Conference venue with standard equipment.

For more information on Diaz Beach Hotel & Resort click on the links below:
Accommodation
Activities
Restaurant
Venue

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Garden Route Casino Hotel – Spring Special

The Garden Route Casino Hotel is located right next to the Garden Route Casino in Mossel Bay. The Hotel offers stylish accommodation in air conditioned bedrooms, a spa, in house restaurant and a conference, wedding and function venues. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, the Garden Route Casino Hotel and Spa is the perfect place to stay!






*** Spring Special ***


Longer = Cheaper
1st night = normal price
2nd night = 20% discount
3rd nitght = 30 % discount
4th and onwards = 40 % discount.





Inclusive in Rate:
-4 Star Luxury Accommodation
- Free use of the Spa Sauna (subject to availability)





Terms & Conditions:
- Rate applicable on Rack Rate Room Only
- Breakfast is available at R85.00 per person

Valid until 15 October 2009

For more information and contact details click here <

Thursday, September 3, 2009

George Caravan Hire – Garden Route & Klein Karoo Camping

George Caravan Hire provides the Caravan and all of its contents which you require for a self sufficient Caravan holiday. George Caravan Hire will deliver your Caravan to your selected Caravan Park within our coverage area (Garden Route & Klein Karoo) and set it up ready for your arrival. George Caravan Hire takes the towing out of Caravan Camping!

All their caravans are mainly 4 berth with a few 6 berth caravans. They come fully equipped with all the necessary equipment for camping. They all have the following as standard stock.Cutlery, crockery, stoves, fridges, chairs, tables, exterior lights for the tent, bucket & bowl, pots & pans, electric kettle and other accessories.

For more information on George Caravan Hire and contact details click here <

Wilderness Beach Hotel – Accommodation Special


Set against the backdrop of the majestic mountains, with its prime position offering panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and over looking miles of beautiful beaches, the Wilderness Beach Hotel is the perfect holiday destination.


Per 3 day package for R900.00 per person sharing

Includes:

* 3 nights accommodation incl breakfast

* Free foot massage

Oudtshoorn Hotel & Resort - Accommodation Special



The Oudtshoorn Hotel, Spa and Resort lies in Oudtshoorn which is tucked away between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountains. Oudtshoorn is a must see destination with world class attractions like the Cango Caves, Ostrich show farms and Cango wildlife ranch.

2 day package for R500.00 per person sharing
Includes:
* 2 nights accommodation incl breakfast 50% discount
* Voucher for the Cango Caves or the Ostrich Farm

This offer is valid till October 2009

For more information on the Oudtshoorn Hotel & Resort and contact details click here <

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Planning a wedding - Looking for Wedding Venues?


Are you planning a wedding and looking for a Wedding Venue in the Garden Route, Klein Karoo or Route 62? There are many wedding venues in the Garden Route, Klein Karoo or Route 62 catering for small and intimate to large weddings.


Wedding Venues Wedding Service Providers Wedding Hiring Services Honeymoon accommodation and much more!

Wedding Venues
Wedding Hiring Services
Accommodation for Guests

Miss Garden Route & Klein Karoo - 2009

Support the fight against women and children abuse, Purchase a table at the Prestigious Miss Garden Route & Klein Karoo event! Seats are priced at only R150 (R1500 for a table of 10 seats). Snacks, Boplaas & Distell Wines, Liqui Cooler & GIFTS are included in the pricing. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to local shelters for battered and abused women and children.

Book online or contact Computicket at 0113408128/0113408475 for corporate sales.
Tickets can also be bought at the Casino or any Shoprite/Checkers.

Date: 26 September 2009
Time: 19:30 for 20:00
Venue: Pinnacle Point Beach & Golf Resort
Dress Code: Semi-Formal
Cost: R150 per seat (R1500 for a table of ten seats)

EXTRAVAGANZA HIGHLIGHTS…
* Performances by Flip-a-Coin and Nadine
* Paul Rothman (from Pasella) acting as MC
* Fashion Exposé by Southern Cape Designers
* Swimwear Exhibition by Waves Surf Shop
* Shelter Make-Over Project Winner
* Crowning “Face of the Garden Route & Klein Karoo”

Proceeds...
All proceeds generated by ticket sales will be donated to local shelters for battered and abused women and children, including:
- Creating Effective Families (Mossel Bay)
- Phambili (George)
- Malibongwe (Oudtshoorn)
- Women Who Care (Knysna).

ENTER NOW!
All unmarried Southern Cape beauties aged between 18 & 26 can enter for the illustrious Miss Garden Route & Klein Karoo beauty pageant! Entry forms available at Garden Route Casino, regional Tourism Bureaus or online on one of the Lalakoi Websites.

Outeniqua Country Hop Strawberry Festival – 25 & 26 September

The Outeniqua Country Hop Strawberry Festival is taking place at Redberry Farm on 25 and 26 September. This is a fun filled festival where many stalls and events offer plenty of entertainment and tasty delights and where strawberry decadence is the order of the day.

There will be live music, a beer Garden, fine local wines and cheeses, pony rides, tractor rides, a jumping castle, lots of strawberry eating and pie eating competitions and much, much more during the course of the day to keep everyone entertained

The Cossack Stunt Academy riders will thrill festinos with awesome acrobatic tricks on horseback on Friday evening and during the day on Saturday. Run Walk for Life will host a 5km walk around the farm starting at 8am on Saturday morning.
Where: Redberry Farm in Geelhoutboom, George
Time: Friday afternoon and evening 25 September and full day Saturday 26 September 2009.

For more information on the Redberry Farm and contact details click here. <

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Planning a visit to George in the Garden Route of South Africa?

At the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains you are welcomed by George, the Administrative Capital of the Garden Route. Being the 6th oldest town in South Africa, George houses a number of gracious historical buildings that will take you back in time. Both holidaymakers, tourists, travellers and business persons will find George the ideal place to stay from where the area Garden Route & Klein Karoo can be visited.

Accommodation in George is available in Guest Houses, B&B’s, Guest Lodges, Hotels, Travel Lodges and Backpackers, Camping sites, Guest Farms, self catering apartments self catering holiday houses and cottages.
* B&B’s, Guest Houses and Guest Lodges
* Hotels
* Camping and Caravan Hire
* Travel Lodges & Backpackers
* Guest Farms
* Self catering

George also offers a number of top restaurants, coffee shops and tea gardens. With the wide variety of restaurants and coffee shops dining out in George is a treat! Various pubs and clubs can also be found in George for those of you looking for night time entertainment and dancing and live performances.
* Dining Out & Night Life

A number of venues for Conferences, Weddings and other functions are available in and around George. Venues are available for small and intimate groups as well as large groups of more than 200 guests.
* Venues
* Free Form Tent Hiring Services

While in George do not miss out on all the attractions and activities this Garden Route town offers. There are many things to do and places to visit ranging from historical to adventure and child friendly! As well as shopping!
* Things to do & Places to visit

As one of the largest town in the Garden Route George offers many shops and businesses. Here you will find from a leather factory, nursery to hair and beauty salons, doctors, physiotherapists, lawyers, furniture shops, hardware shops and much more!
* Businesses

Bushman Curios – Oudtshoorn


The one stop shop for all your Souvenirs, Curios, Gifts and even wedding gifts and accessories.

Experience the wildest shopping extravaganza with Bushman Curios, situated in the heart of the Klein Karoo - Oudtshoorn. For decades Oudtshoorn has been referred to as the ostrich capital of the world, blooming with rich ostrich produce, feather palaces and natural beauty, encircled by the majestic Swartberg and Outeniqua Mountains.

Bushman Curios invites you to share this breathtaking environment and make sure you don't leave empty handed.

We're known as the most popular curio attraction in town; offering a wide range of exquisite ostrich products, catering for the needs of any individual.

Bushman Curios belongs to Olga Grobler, a person with great knowledge of the wildlife in South Africa, having lived in the Kruger National Park for many years. For her it is a pleasure to help you find that special something you're looking for.


Products:

Ostrich Leather
Bags • Wallets • Purses • Belts • Shoes • Lipstick HolderOstrich Leather Pens • Key rings • Diary Cover

Ostrich Feather Products
Ostrich Confetti Feathers • Boas • DustersPlume Feather - any colour

Ostrich Eggs
Hand Carved • Decoupage • Egg Stands • Jewellery CasesEgg Lamps

Antelope Skins and Shoulder Mounts
lion rugs, full mount lions, zebra skins, springbok, impala and kudu skins. Other specialities we have include buffalo, gemsbok (Oryx); kudu and springbok shouldermounts.

Semi-Precious Stones

Jewellery collections

Gold Jewellery collections • Feather EarringsUnique Handmade Elephant Hair JewellerySilver Jewellery collections


We do Exports as well
Export permits available