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.


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:

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


* 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
* 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)

* 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”

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).

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.


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