NEW!  A BAVARIAN LONG WEEKEND

(A two hour flight from Johannesburg or Cape Town)

 

By Roy Watts

 

 

Feel like a break but pushed for funds and time? A little piece of Germany exists within weekend range, thanks to regular Air Namibia and SA Express links from Cape Town and Johannesburg to Walvis Bay. Holidaymakers and conventioneers are closing in on the unique Bavarian frontier town of Swakopmund and a spectacular wilderness extravaganza - some 40 kilometers north of the airport. 

 

 

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IN THE NEWS! IN THE NEWS! IN THE NEWS!

DON’T MISS DON’T MISS DON’T MISS

 

 

Prince Mabena of the Southern Sun Hyde Park joined Tsogo Sun’s Regional Sommelier Georgio Meletiou * The Unogwaja Challenge * Fleur du Cap’s Andrea Freeborough takes to the kitchen on Mother’s Day * Two splendid evenings evoking the Nellie’s rich history * Disappear to Majeka House * Picking of the first apples at the Cape 353 years ago has lead to a R6 billion fruit industry

 

 

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NEW IN TRAVEL! THE HOTEL LORD BYRON’S
INSIDER’S GUIDE TO ROME

 

By Pnina Fenster

 

 

Eat, drink, explore (and buy a bunch of cashmere sweaters at crazy-good prices), with these suggestions for the Eternal City from the in-the-know team at the Hotel Lord Byron. 

 

 

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CAPE TOWN - FINALE LAUNCH!
CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE

 

 

It was late afternoon on a Tuesday when our guests joined us on the wide deck of the Radisson Blu Waterfront facing the sea for the Crème de la Crème Executive Chefs’ dinner, which began with exquisite canapés and Pongrácz Rosé served as the sun set. The room where the dinner was held was glamorous in shades of blue to toast our fifth and final regional launch of the Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge. The dinner was prepared by nine top Executive Chefs; Uwe Grote (Arabella Hotel & Spa), Benjamin Conradie (Grootbos Private Nature Reserve), Jean-Pierre La Motte (NH The Lord Charles Hotel), Roberto de Carvalho (One&Only Cape Town), Executive Sous Chef Duncan Pontac (Radisson Blu Waterfront), Lindsay Venn (Southern Sun The Cullinan), Attie Schultz (Southern Sun Waterfront), Jocelyn Myers (Sun International The Table Bay Hotel) and Christo Pretorius (The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa). 

 

 

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CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE LAUNCH

 

THE WESTIN CAPE TOWN - 17TH MARCH 

 

SHANGRI-LA DUBAI Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge
 

 Marina Kleiman (Vice President - Sales & Marketing Shangri-La International 

 

The scene was set in the late afternoon for the Crème de la Crème Executive Chefs’ evening and continued with canapés and bubbly as the sun dipped and Cape Town was revealed in a shower of stars. The Westin, our host for the fourth launch of the Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge, was the venue for the dinner prepared by five top Executive Chefs; Grant Cullingworth (The Westin), Rudi Liebenberg (Belmond Mount Nelson), Malika van Reenen (Cape Grace), Shyam Longani (Taj Cape Town) and Carl van Rooyen (Vineyard Hotel). 

 

 

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IN THE NEWS! IN THE NEWS! IN THE NEWS!

 

DON’T MISS DON’T MISS DON’T MISS

 

 

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre to visit Cape Town in May at the Artscape Opera House. * Dylan Lewis, one of the world’s finest wildlife sculptors has just brought out ‘An Untamed Force’. * The historic Drostdy, a hub in the small town of Graaff-Reinet since 1805 has acquired a fresh new guise. StreetSmart SA celebrates 10th anniversary and new chairperson * GLOBAL EXPERIENCE ADDS EXCELLENCE TO LOCAL CUISINE * If you are starting your wine journey or just curious take a look at the NOSE YOUR WINE video series which wine.co.za has developed. 

 

 

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KZN LAUNCH!  Launch Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge 

 

 

 

Our launch took place in the lovely tropical city of Durban, a magnet for vibrant tourism, at the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani on Thursday 12th March in their fabulous Sky Venue with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. The setting for the Crème de la Crème Executive Chefs Dinner was striking and unusual in soft greys, honey and cream. The very special menu was prepared by three top Executive Chefs; Shaun Munro of the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Tony Kocke from Beverly Hills hotel and Gary Hastings of Sun International’s Wild Coast Sun. 

 

 

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GAUTENG LAUNCH! CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE

 

 

The stunning Gauteng launch took place at Tsogo Sun’s romantic Palazzo Montecasino on Tuesday 10th March. The Crème de la Crème Executive Chefs Dinner, set in the Rosa Room, was an intimate candlelit evening for 50 - a tour de force in damask, roses and silver candelabra. The dinner was prepared by four top Executive Chefs; Gerard Vingerling from The Palazzo, Stuart Cason of the Radisson Blu Gautrain, Phil de Villiers 54 on Bath and Jacques Etsebeth, Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton. 

 

 

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LAUNCH! CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE 2015

 

 

 

2015 Sees the announcement of the Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge now in its third year, including Port Elizabeth, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Cape on board. The heart-warming enthusiasm and achievement over the past two years has been a joy to see.

 

The challenge has gone beyond the competitive and become a unifying spirit, a collaborative force in the hotel industry encompassing the broad and vital role of development and advancement. 

 

 

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