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Get hooked on Eikendal!

Events October 8th, 2015

With its fly fishing season drawing to a close, Eikendal Estate is casting a fresh spin on family entertainment in the Stellenbosch Winelands with its inaugural Fish Out Feast, which invites young and old to share in its last day of fishing on Sunday, 8 November.

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

“This open day of fishing at Eikendal will see experienced anglers and amateurs joining us at the water’s edge to help us clear out our dam for the season. It is the perfect opportunity for enthusiasts to reel in that big whopper, or just to come and learn more about this ever-popular pastime,” explains Philip Meyer who runs the fly fishing operation at this esteemed wine estate and will be sharing some tips and techniques on the day.

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

 

After an exhilarating morning at the dam, gleaming amidst prized vineyards on this beautiful wine farm, guests will be treated to a languid fish braai on the shaded lawn where foot-stomping vibes by Newton & Co will add to a relaxed atmosphere. READ MORE


(SANParks) has announced the dates of the South African National Parks Week 2015.

National Parks Week 2015 in South Africa

 

The 10th annual SA National Parks Week will take place from 14 to 18 September 2015. The inaugural South African National Parks Week took place in 2006 and was aimed at linking the South African national parks system to the global national movement and to also showcase the best of South Africa’s national parks.

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Accommodation within the Kruger National Park itself can naturally be quite expensive and needs to be booked well in advance. An alternative is to find accommodation outside of the park but within easy reach of one or two of the Kruger Park Entrance Gates. Here are a few ideas of venues that fit this bill.

Kruger National Park has eight entrance gates.
There are five gates in the Southern Section of Kruger Park:

  1. Malelane Gate
  2. Crocodile Bridge Gate
  3. Numbi Gate
  4. Paul Kruger Gate
  5. Phabeni Gate

There are two gates in the Central section of Kruger Park:

  1. Orpen Gate
  2. Phalaborwa Gate

There is one gate in the Northern Section of Kruger Park

  1.  Punda Maria Gate

These gates open at the following times:

  • October to March: 05h30
  • April to September: 06h00

 Accommodation ideas close to Numbi Gate and Phabeni Gate entrances to Kruger Park

Nandina Guest House

Nandina Guest House (Hazyview)

Nandina Guest House has three lovely rooms all with en-suite bathrooms (shower only). The Honeymoon room “Wisdom room” has aircon. The rooms include extra length beds: TV, (DSTV Easy view, SABC Channels), bar fridge, couch / chairs, built in cupboard, coffee/tee station, ceiling fan and standing fan. Rooms are cleaned daily linen and towels supplied.

Nandina Self-Catering Cottages in Hazyview

Nandina Self-Catering Cottages (Hazyview)

Nandina Self-Catering Cottages (300m from the Guest House) offer four private Self-Catering Cottages, set in beautifully landscaped gardens with prolific birdlife. These owner-managed establishments’ offers tailor-made packages each uniquely developed to suite your individual requirements, making each moment memorable.
Nandina Guest House and Self-Catering Cottages are 17.9km from Numbi Gate and 17.6km from Phabeni Gate.  READ MORE


When Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge finally opened the doors to the public on the 23. July 2014 the team was very excited and could not wait to welcome their first guests and watch their reaction about their brand new luxury tented camp.

Wow! What a view and what a stunning place! – Not their words but those of their guests.

Since then they have collected wonderful memories and comments in their guest book, had fantastic international guests who spend a great time at Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge and enjoyed their hospitality and service and left with the promise to come back and send friends.

During the past 9.5 months Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge turned from the dream of running a lodge in South Africa into a place where people from all over the world can experience the South African bush with wild animals roaming around their luxury tented rooms in a peaceful and private atmosphere with a breath taking view on the Drakensberg Mountains. READ MORE


By Neil Playdon

There are times when it’s just great to escape normal life and to leave behind the internet and DSTV (ok so you can get 3G here but lets face it you are here to relax!) and this was one of those times.

Over the Mother’s Day weekend we took a trip to Haga Haga which for this of you that don’t know is situated 60km east of East London on the famous Wild Coast. The small seaside village of Haga Haga lies midway between Chintsa East and Morgan’s Bay. To get there we took the N2 route out of East London towards Mthatha and then turned off right down to Haga Haga. The first part of the road down to Haga Haga is tarred but the last 10kms take you along a dirt road which is best done in a 4×4.

Haga Haga beach along the Wild Coast

Beach at Haga Haga, Wild Coast

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