NEW! ZAMBIA’S ARK SOUTH LUANGWA

 

By Roy Watts

 

 

Roy Watts suggests there’s something for everyone in South Luangwa, and this presents a problem, when deciding which lodge to choose from the thirty five on offer. 

 

 

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NEW! ZAMBIA RISING

 

By Roy Watts 

 

Roy Watts visits Zambia and tells us that the country is riding a huge wave of optimism and opportunity since the emergence of a positive economy that has overturned the struggles of the past. One of the main beneficiaries is the travel industry in a country blessed with an extraordinary range of attractions for travelers from near and far. Their Tourism Board has introduced an annual travel Expo (Zatex), to maximise its full potential. A few aspects of this article were mentioned in the Zambia’s Ark story that preceded it. 

 

 

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

DON’T MISS DON’T MISS DON’T MISS

 


 

Don’t miss The Silo, a new an riveting addition to the Royal Portfolio set to open in the V&A Waterfront  * Lettuce and a Lady’s Breast, a remarkable story of courage by Billy Gallagher   Hot Spot: Imibala Restaurant. A magnificent performance by Alto OPEN DOOR Restaurant at Constantia Uitsig * Level Four’s new winter menu - do see.  

 

 

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NEW! Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge

REGIONAL COOK OFFS

Part One

 

 

Overall the competition this year in all categories was a step up and showed commitment, energy and great enthusiasm. I am sure that all our contestants realised just how serious and committed the judges were and whatever critique was made is in the spirit of an ongoing ‘raising the bar’. 

 

 

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NEW! SCINTILLATING JUNE LAUNCH OF THE SKILLS EXCHANGE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AT THE ICONIC BEVERLY HILLS IN UMHLANGA RESPLENDENT IN ITS FRESH ROSE PINK GUISE

 

Part of the Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge

 

 

The Beverly Hills hosted a memorable dinner to launch the Skills Exchange Development Programme where these international chefs showcased their culinary skills. Charismatic General Manager of the Beverly Hills and a caring host to the Tsogo Sun island Chefs, John de Canha says, "Culinary excellence is very much part of the Beverly Hills’ brand essence. The success of our industry lies in the youth and it has been heartwarming to witness the exchange of skills."  

 

 

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NEW! REGIONAL COOK OFFS

Part Two

 

 

We are all aware that the tourism sector in South Africa is vital and that our hotels and all of you are a part of South Africa becoming known as a fabulous gourmet destination and this is where it all begins. 

 

 

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GRAPE TO GLASS

 

Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge

 

 

Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge invited teams of wine steward candidates from 25 top hotels in South Africa to share in a bold initiative a ‘Grape To Glass’ interaction with some of the top winemakers at their exquisite estates spread from Franschhoek to Stellenbosch and from Durbanville Hills to the Swartland.

 

Time to spend with winemakers that are at the top of their profession able to share their knowledge and expertise with keen students of wine. A time to nurture and groom tomorrow’s sommeliers. For this unique initiative each of the hotels were paired with a particular wine estate within the Cape Legends’ portfolio. The announcement of these partnerships took place at the exciting regional launches around South Africa. 

 

 

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 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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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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