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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

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

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 10:52

Blue Bay Lodge

 

The elegantly gabled Blue Bay Lodge is built only meters above the wide, sandy beaches of Saldanha Bay; a tranquil South African fishing village lying approximately 120 kilometers North of the legendarily beautiful Cape Town. Situated in the relaxing privacy of the resort, the hotel offers guests privacy, first class accommodation, and a wide range of services and activities.

 

'Privacy and tranquillity' is our tagline. The hotel has comfortable, three star 'en suite' rooms, broad terraces where drinks are served to guests as they relax watching whales and porpoises glide by, before being served delicious meals in its charming a la carte restaurant, the well-known 'Blue Bay Café'.

Your wedding at blue bay

The gabled villa has been tastefully restored and now offers unique venues, along with luxury accommodation and a restaurant with a 180° view over the bay of Saldanha. In the Restaurant - situated only 20 meters from the beach, you will find the main venue for weddings and special functions. A wedding package for the restaurant also includes 16 double rooms for accommodation for the guests of the bride and groom. Seating a maximum of 110 people, the restaurant provides a special venue. Ideal for the wedding ceremony is the wooden deck in front of the Lodge, overlooking the ocean or the court yard surrounded by luscious gardens.

The Resort has a Hall also available for weddings. Seating a maximum of 200 people, the hall offers a wonderful wedding space but if the bride and groom are planning to dance, only 150 guests can be seated.

A professional wedding can transform your wedding dreams into memories of perfection and romance. Our wedding coordinator will assist you in organizing your wedding needs from decor, menu choices, flowers and other details that only a bride can think of. We will plan your wedding day with a warm smile and personalised service and with attention to the smallest detail

 

Published in Beach
Friday, 21 January 2011 10:52

Birkenhead House and Villa

 

 

Looking out from the terrace, you can see two of Hermanus’ best beaches just a few steps away. The beach on the left is Voëlklip, (Afrikaans, meaning ‘bird rock’). This beach lends itself to great bathing. The beach on the right is called Nanny’s or Kamma Bay. We can pack a picnic basket to accompany you and a couple of beach bats and balls, should you feel energetic.

Grotto beach is the longest strip of white sand in Hermanus, and has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Status. This award requires: cleanliness, environmental protection and rehabilitation, full time lifeguards and security. Grotto lies to the left of Birkenhead House & Villa, an easy ten-minute walk away along the world-renowned cliff path.

Your sea side wedding wedding

Only an hour and a half from Cape Town, Birkenhead House & Villa is superbly located in unspoilt natural surroundings. The luxury retreats offer everything the discerning sojourner could wish for: from uninterrupted views and diverse activities to the very finest in international cuisine, and richly appointed accommodation enhanced by rich fabrics and antiques. Birkenhead House & Villa properties are adjacent to each other on the magnificent seaside cliffs above Hermanus’ most prominent beaches. Sophisticatedly appointed studio suites offer expansive vistas of Walker Bay or the towering Overberg mountains, all augmented by the unrestrained opulence of our beautiful furnishings and comforts

 

Published in Beach
Friday, 21 January 2011 10:52

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

 

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Private Nature Reserve is situated half an hour outside of Hermanus, on the Fynbos and forest clad hills, overlooking the whale watching haven of Walker bay and Gansbaai. The two hour drive from Cape Town provides for a spectacular scenic route along the Cape Whale Coast. With its 5-star luxury accommodation, scenic beauty, unique flowers and abundant marine life, Grootbos truly provides everything the Garden Route and Western Cape have to offer. The luxury designed lodges and exclusive Villa offer breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, breaching whales and ancient forests, with activities to satisfy even the most ardent nature lover. Come too Grootbos and feel momentarily humbled by what has been described as one of the most idyllic locations on Earth, a pristine piece of wilderness hidden away at the Southern Tip of Africa.

Your sea side wedding

Experience long stretches of white sands, spectacular rocky cliff formations and the power of the mighty Atlantic Ocean. You also have the opportunity to relax or swim anywhere along the route, as the guide will turn back after 45 minutes and return to the vehicle along the same route. Grootbos also takes its guests on amazing whale watching tours on this coastline!Grootbos provides the veritable lap of luxury in harmony with nature, consisting of two luxury lodges and an exclusive villa which offer privacy, intimacy and comfort in the most stunning of settings!

 

Published in Safari
Friday, 21 January 2011 10:52

Herolds bay resort

 

Herolds bay resort

The venues are out of the ordinary, have lots of character, great ambiance, stunning sea views and are ideally suited for a wedding function.

The Down to Earth venue, constructed out of clay, straw, wood and stained glass, has a rugged but stylish interior with yellow wood tables and Blackwood chairs. It has a sweeping view of green rolling grasslands with the blue Indian Ocean in the background.The Bush Lapa, set in an African rustic theme, provides traditional food cooked on an open fire. The open-air setting is unique; one can sit around the fire, gaze at the stars, or have a grandstand view of Mosselbay in the distance.

Your sea side wedding

The Down To Earth Venue is the ideal setting for hosting a function of up to 100 guests. The venue is built with clay, straw, wood and stained glass gables. The interior is rugged but stylish with yellow wood6 –seater and 4-seater tables and an intimate dance floor. It has a sweeping view of the Indian Oceanwhich is framed by the silhouette of Mossel Bay in the background. The spacious wooden deck can beused for the wedding ceremony and is ideally suited for spitbraai’s.The grass land in front of the restaurant is the perfect spot for a romantic marques tent and outdoor activities.Our 3 star graded guest house consists of 4 self-catering units and is situated 50m from the Down toEarth venue. It can accommodate up to thirteen guests.The Restaurant is well known for its affordable tasteful country cuisine like our famous red wine oxtail,rosemary leg of lamb, dried fruit stuffed pork roll, pumpkin fritters, home made breads and jams etc.

 

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