Friday, 21 January 2011 10:52

Elephant Hide Guest Lodge

 

 

The Elephant Hide Guest Lodge is a small, intimate and very private venue situated on the Welbedacht clifftops. The spectaular views over Knysna Lagoon offer a stunning back-drop for your special day. The lodge can assist with both the ceremony and the reception of up to 50 guests comfortably. Our wooden deck and pool area overlooks the lagoon, where the sun sets behind the mountains - a very special and romantic venue to tie the knot. The reception area has a large, cosy fireplace which adds a glow on cooler days

Your sea side wedding

Our wedding package can include our 4 STAR accommodation, consisting of 7 suites (14 adults and 2 children) inviting you to have exclusive use of the entire lodge for this special occasion.

Louise Utermark, our in-house Wedding Planner and qualified Cordon Bleu Chef, is available to assist you with every last important detail, help set up and accommodate your budget, designing a menu to suite your theme.,... blending with your favourite dishes and tastes... answer all your questions and make sure the day is one you will never forget. She works with professional and reliable service providers who all have the same high standard of service.

 

Published in Weird and wonderful
Friday, 21 January 2011 10:52

The Lanzerac Hotel and Spa

The wedding venue

Listed amongst the most prestigious luxury hotels in the world, The Lanzerac Hotel & Spa, a member of Gatsby International Hotels & Resorts, extends a warm local and international welcome to guests, inviting them to experience the finest hospitality and heritage the Cape has to offer.

One of the region's most distinguished examples of Cape Dutch architecture endures on a 300-year old country estate, preserving the elegant atmosphere of a gracious age.

Accommodation is exclusively limited to 48 spacious rooms, including 5 Junior Suites, the luxurious Royal Pool Suite with it's own private swimming pool and the Presidential Suite. Most rooms and suites open out onto private patios overlooking lush vineyards, landscaped gardens and the majestic Helderberg Mountains.

Your wineland wedding

The Lanzerac Hotel is an idyllic and intriguing venue situated in the vineyards of Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch.  Offering 3 separate fully air-conditioned venues each with its own private entrance and natural daylight. Seating capacities range from 20 to 150.

By prior arrangement, the exclusive over 300-year-old Manor House can be made available. This venue offers 2 elegant rooms seating from 6 to 24. It is also an excellent historical venue for private in-or-outdoor food and beverage functions.

Behind the Manor House lies the large open lawn, with panoramic views of the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains, which can accommodate weddings of up to 400 people, under Marquis.

 

Published in Garden
Friday, 21 January 2011 10:52

Cultivar Guest Lodge

The wedding venue

Come and enjoy the cooling effect of the nearby Atlantic Ocean around our pool or the warmth of your fire place on a rainy day. With vines overhanging your private patio and a glass of wine in hand, sunsets have never been so beautiful. These luxury self-catering cottages are situated just 7 km outside the Historic town of Stellenbosch. Nestled among the majestic mountains of the Stellenbosch wine region, the ultimate experience awaits you Cultivar. Senses will delight with spectacular views of the underlying valley with surrounding vineyards and streams.

 

Your wineland wedding

Nestled among the majestic mountains of the Stellenbosch wine region, the ultimate experience awaits you Cultivar. Senses will delight with spectacular views of the underlying valley with surrounding vineyards and streams. Come and enjoy the cooling effect of the nearby Atlantic Ocean around our pool or the warmth of your fire place on a rainy day. With vines overhanging your private patio and a glass of wine in hand, sunsets have never been so beautiful. These luxury self-catering cottages are situated just 7 km outside the Historic town of Stellenbosch

 

Published in Outdoors
Friday, 21 January 2011 10:52

Welgelee

 

More often than not couples search for wedding venues Cape Town surrounds or winlelands wedding venues as the romance of our beautiful mountains, white sandy shores and sprawling oceans and vinyards attract all the happy people. Many of the better function and affordable wedding venues in Cape Town and greater Cape Town wedding venues are to be found just outside of the city limit.The most favoured wedding venues in Cape Town are to be found in the Romantic winelands as they provide the restful farm atmosphere close to the city and suburbs  where you can let your hair down and relax with ones close to you, far from the hustle and noise of the concrete maze.

 

Your wineland wedding

Welgelee is the most sought after wine lands venue for wedding celebrations in Cape Town, Northern Suburbs, South Africa; and for uniqueness probably the world. For wine farm wedding venues Cape Town Welgelee is in the company of the best on offer and much talked about in the trade.Welgelee Wine Farm Wedding Venue would certainly rate as first choice for most, this has been the experience of our happy clients.On our boutique family wine farm we have space and everything else to make your day the one everyone will talk about forever, this is our experience of feedback from previous client-friends.The thatched venues are situated in rambling lawn gardens with very neat grazing pastures adjoining

 

Published in Outdoors
Friday, 21 January 2011 10:52

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

 

 

From the time that you are welcomed to the upmarket Protea Hotel Kruger Gate under the towering indigenous portico, you will know that you're about to experience something different. This superior lodge style hotel on the banks of the Sabie River in Mpumalanga offers an affordable luxury getaway. The ambience of comfort is unforgettable in the context of the African bush. Savour the impression of being in a tree house, reinforced when you notice that the veranda and walkway to your air-conditioned room is at a level normally the sole domain of the variety of birds found in the area.

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate offers a choice of conference venues for up to 220 delegates that can be configured to suit your specific requirements. The hotel rooms are equipped with spacious working areas for conference delegates or business travellers.

Wedding facilities

A buffet-style breakfast is served in the Hotel restaurant, while an a la Carte lunch is served on the wooden deck. The Protea Hotel Kruger Gate's new pool deck bar overlooks the Sabie River, perfect for game viewing. GUESTS can sit back and relax and absorb the amazing sounds of nature while sipping on a refreshing cocktail.

As the dinner drum sounds, one of the most memorable moments of your visit will be dining under the stars. The Lapa Restaurant offers just this experience, along with true African cuisine including game and bubbling potjies of fragrant delicacies. The food is complemented with authentic cultural entertainment ranging from Shangaan traditional dancers to an African choral group and marimba bands.

 

Published in Safari
Friday, 21 January 2011 10:52

Umlani Bush camp

 

Umlani Bush camp

Umlani Bushcamp is a highly recommended, classic African safari camp located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park.See the real Africa at Umlani: enjoy the ultimate experience of true wilderness and seclusion in a camp that accommodates just 16 guests, in traditional African reed and thatch huts.Umlani's philosophy of simplistic luxury and 'getting back to nature' is enhanced by the romance of operating without electricity. Enjoy the warm atmosphere of candlelight and oil lamps and open-air bush showers fuelled by wood fires.

The accommodation

The accommodation offers you all the privacy and comfort you need for uninterrupted relaxation. Umlani's prize-winning cuisine will take you on a gastronomic tour of African styled food. Umlani Bushcamp offers an exciting, safe experience in Big Five territory. View the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino, in more than 10 000 hectares (24 000 acres) of traversing area. The camp is also home to more than 40 mammal species and 350 bird species.

Experience the thrill of game drives in open Land Rovers, guided bush walks and tracking game on foot with highly experienced rangers and trackers. At Umlani you are guaranteed an adventure of a lifetime in one of Africa's world-renowned, un spoilt wilderness reserves.

 

Published in Safari
Friday, 21 January 2011 10:52

Elephant Hide Guest Lodge

 

 

The Elephant Hide Guest Lodge is a small, intimate and very private venue situated on the Welbedacht clifftops. The spectacular views over Knysna Lagoon offer a stunning back-drop for your special day. The lodge can assist with both the ceremony and the reception of up to 50 guests comfortably. Our wooden deck and pool area overlooks the lagoon, where the sun sets behind the mountains - a very special and romantic venue to tie the knot. The reception area has a large, cozy fireplace which adds a glow on cooler days.

Your sea side wedding

Our wedding package can include our 4 STAR accommodation, consisting of 7 suites (14 adults and 2 children) inviting you to have exclusive use of the entire lodge for this special occasion.

Louise Utermark, our in-house Wedding Planner and qualified Cordon Bleu Chef, is available to assist you with every last important detail, help set up and accommodate your budget, designing a menu to suite your theme.,... blending with your favourite dishes and tastes... answer all your questions and make sure the day is one you will never forget. She works with professional and reliable service providers who all have the same high standard of service

 

Published in Beach
Friday, 21 January 2011 10:52

Serenity on the Lake

 

Our honeymoon suite is a tranquil Triple Aspect Sunny Bedroom with a magnificent Four Poster Bed with spectacular Lake/Garden and Pool Views. The French doors open up onto one of our terraces where you can relax and enjoy your lavish breakfast or sip on a refreshing cocktail as the sunsets. Our Honeymoon Suite is a large, bright and airy room with built in wardrobes, side tables with lamps, chandelier, and writing desk. Air conditioning, satellite TV and private mini safe.

 

The luxury en-suite bathroom boasts a Jacuzzi bath, separate shower and heated towel rails. Free standing washbasin and w.c.

Your wedding

For the more private romantic getaway or should your family favour a private beach holiday, we have a separate and private beach villa available for rental with its own pool. For the idyllic small wedding we offer great individual wedding packages where you can have a romantic beach wedding or an idealistic garden wedding under the gazebo in our gorgeous gardens. Serenity on the Lake is a convenient Cape Town small wedding venue. Please contact us to arrange your wedding. With so many things to do and so many local attractions in the area we are pleased to assist you with pre-booking your tours whether it is a trip to Cape Point, ride in the cable car up Table Mountain, or a nostalgic trip around the historical naval village of Simons Town. Maybe you prefer a scenic trip through the world famous Cape Winelands or a round golf at one of the many world renowned golf courses in the area. For the nature lover we would be pleased to arrange horse riding on Noordhoek Beach, shark diving and surfing. The area is also well known for whale watching and you can spot many dolphins and penguins. Your friendly host will be more than happy to discuss all your arrangements with you and to assist you to plan a memorable visit.

 

Published in Beach
Friday, 21 January 2011 10:46

Cloof Wine Estate

 

Your vine yard wedding

Vineyards were first planted at Cloof in 1966, with additional plantings in 1976 and 1987. In that time Darling, adjacent to the Swartland, was better known as a wheat farming region. A cellar was completed in time for the 1998 harvest, which allowed the first release of Cloof wines during the course of 1999. Vineyard area was significantly increased, with plantings every year from 1998 to 2000, bringing the total to 145 hectares. The 220 hectares of vineyards at neighbouring Burghers Post are under the same ownership, giving us unparalleled access to (and control over) top quality fruit.

 

Also occurring naturally is a variety of birds, reptiles and amphibians which are now also protected from persecution.  Some of the endangered or protected species include blue cranes, black eagles, black harriers and three tortoise species (i.e. Angulate tortoise, Parrot-beaked tortoise and the critically endangered geometric tortoise).

 

 

 

Published in Outdoors
Friday, 21 January 2011 09:51

Hotel Izulu

 

Hotel Izulu

Hotel Izulu is a luxury five star boutique hotel located on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal. It is the perfect place to enjoy the warmth of the Indian Ocean Hot features nineteen deluxe accommodates within a modern-day intermix of doric architecture, African characteristics and Balinese shapes. Contrasting types of architecture form a sociable mix, and are most often identified as "an African affection with an Asian spirit". Five deluxe detached villas are spread out in manicured grounds and each villa provides two Executive accommodates, two luxurious Suites, a secret courtyard and an 8-seater Jacuzzi.

 

Deluxe living attests itself in the majestic cortege - the favorite option of dignitaries' and Hollywood celebrities. Extended across the full top floor of Villa Ingelosi, it covers a bar, dining arena, individualised deck and Jacuzzi, which by the way commands the Indian Ocean. The majestic cortege is perfect for honeymooners; as a matter of fact, bridal couples will get together lwith this 5 star boutique hotel! They may espouse in bliss in the hotel's chapel and then celebrate a la mode in the feasting hall.

 

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