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TINTSWALO SAFARI LODGE LAUNCHES FREE VIRTUAL SAFARIS

Tintswalo Safari Lodge has launched free virtual safaris that are available on its social media channels to all its followers. Says Lisa Goosen, CEO of Tintswalo: ‘The national lock-down in South Africa has been very challenging for humans, but in the bush, nature continues undisturbed as it has since the beginning of time. The conservation of our nature reserves and protection of our precious wildlife remain a priority for the Tintswalo family. Within the greater Kruger region, the Tintswalo wildlife [...]

DISTILL TO SUPPLY SANITISERS TO VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES

Stellenbosch – Distell, Africa’s leading producer and marketer of spirits, fine wines, ciders and ready-to-drinks (RTDs), today announced that it will begin producing hand sanitisers and other hygienic products at its production facilities as part of its efforts to help curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Our priority as Distell – right now and always – is the safety and well-being of our employees, our stakeholders and society at large. We are determined to support our government in [...]

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MIDDELVLEI CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2018: KEEPING YOU WARM THIS WINTER

There is a slight chill in the air these days, and the days seem to be getting shorter as winter approaches. This time of the year we tend to opt for a robust red wine to keep the seasonal chills at bay, and Middelvlei’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is guaranteed to be a winter winner. Sourced from vineyards planted in 1990, the grapes were hand harvested in February 2018 at optimal ripeness. In the cellar the grapes underwent malolactic fermentation before [...]

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SPECIAL 40% DISCOUNT OFFERS FOR SA RESIDENTS AT MHONDORO SAFARI LODGE & VILLA

In the wake of the current COVID-19 crisis which has resulted in international air travel coming to a halt, some excellent opportunities have opened-up for South African residents to make use of unprecedented discounts offered at luxury safari lodges. Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa, the award-winning 5-star safari lodge in Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo province) has announced 40% discount offers that are valid with immediate effect for new, direct bookings for stays up to 31 May 2020. [...]

CHALLENGING TIMES CALL FOR A FROST POPSICLE

With many South Africans currently stuck at home, Frost Popsicles want to spoil everyone a little during these challenging times.  From today until 24th April 2020, they are offering 50% off all Popsicles ordered from their online shop at www.frostpopsicles.com. Ordering is easy, and free, efficient direct home delivery is available. Frost Popsicles are South Africa’s first and only premium range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic Popsicles and with nine delicious options to choose from, there is a Pop for every [...]

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NEW RELEASE MARKS 75TH ANNIVERSARY FOR STELLENBOSCH HILLS (PINOTAGE)

Prominence for Pinotage – the winery’s first bottled red wine The year 1945 was forever etched into human history as the end of a disastrous war. For a small group of wine farmers in Stellenbosch, it marked a victory in independence 75 years ago that would eventually lead to the establishment of Stellenbosch Hills. The event is especially significant in the case of the just-released Stellenbosch Hills Bushvine Pinotage 2017. Pinotage was the first red wine cultivar bottled under the [...]

THE KOVE COLLECTION CLOSES IT’S DOORS

Following government regulations and in the interest of keeping our guests and staff safe during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all Kove Collection hotels, restaurants and bars will be closed until further notice. We will notify you as to when we’ll be re-opening for business. Thank you for your support - stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Please feel free to contact us should you require further information. www.kovecollection.co.za Tel: +27 (0) 21 [...]

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TINTSWALO LAUNCHES STAYCATION DEALS FOR LOCALS TO COMBAT CORONA DISRUPTION

In response to the international Corona Covid-19 travel restrictions, Tintswalo Lodges has introduced reduced-rate Staycation offers at each of its properties to present locals with as much as 50% discount for self-drive travel until 31 July 2020. Each of Tintswalo’s small and exclusive luxury lodges are located in idyllic, remote locations close to nature where there are no crowds. Here the clean, fresh air affords guests the opportunity to escape, connect with nature and relax in a stress-free natural environment. [...]

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MUNDUS VINI AWARDS KLEINE ZALZE ‘BEST PRODUCER: SOUTH AFRICA

With the 2020 harvest in full swing, the winemaking team at Kleine Zalze wine estate received very welcome news and recognition for their painstaking efforts. Mundus Vini one of the foremost wine competitions in Germany and with broad global recognition has selected Kleine Zalze as 'Best Producer: South Africa’. The announcement was made following the Stellenbosch estate¹s excellent performance at the event¹s 26th installment and its annual Spring Tasting. The accolades included no less than six gold medals. These comprised [...]

TINTSWALO OPENS FAMILY CAMP IN WELGEVONDEN GAME RESERVE (WATERBERG)

Tintswalo has extended its portfolio of family-owned luxury lodges and boutique hotels with the opening of theTintswalo Family Camp in the Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo (South Africa). The third safari location in the Tintswalo stable and its’ second in the malaria-free Waterberg, the new Family Camp is booked on an exclusive-use basis only. The camp accommodates one group of between 10 and 16 guests travelling together and welcomes children of all ages. (Rate R47 670 for up to 10 guests, [...]

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STELLENBOSCH HILLS SPREADS APRIL CHEER WITH HOT CROSS BUN & WINE PAIRING

Variations of a seasonal favourite to be served with winery stars Legend has it that hot cross buns are good luck. True story: some among the ancients were known to hang their buns out all year long! Now, Stellenbosch Hills isn’t saying you’ll get lucky if you visit the winery for its all-new, super special, April-only pairing of hot cross buns and wine, but who knows? Right? Plus, it’s a big year for Stellenbosch Hills, which celebrates its 75th anniversary [...]

NEW VINTAGE OF LUDDITE CHENIN SHINES A LIGHT FOR ARTISANAL PASSION

Chenin 2019 made ‘with the patience and precision of a stamp collector’ The latest vintage of Luddite Wines’ Chenin has just been bottled and, as has become tradition with this popular white, is ever so briefly now up for grabs. Just 1 130 bottles have emanated from the celebrated, family-owned winery of Niels and Penny Verburg. Luddite is among the stars of Bot River, a region known for its fierce independence and jovial informality. Its winemaking though is serious business. [...]

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GENEVIEVE MCC LETS RIP FOR ITS 2020 POST-HARVEST PROE PARTY

Bubbly-maker’s harvest lunch puts array of Cap Classiques on show Specialist bubbly-maker Genevieve MCC will celebrate the bounty of harvest the only way such a happy occasion should: to the joyful sound of popping corks. Dubbed the Post-Harvest Proe Party, this festive fling will feature a tasting of top-notch Cap Classique wine over lunch at owner Melissa Nelsen’s farm near Bot River on Saturday, 7 March. Get to know more about the 2020 harvest and taste older vintages of Genevieve [...]

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FALL IN LOVE WITH MALBEC AT BENGUELA COVE

South Africans are always up for a celebration of sorts, but when you say Malbec, it might produce a few befuddled faces. Malbec? Yes - mesmerising, more-ish, made-to-love Malbec. There is something quite intriguing about an inky, velvety and intense red wine that entice oenophiles to learn everything they possibly can about its origin and character. But when you say lamb chop, it’s the likes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinotage that completes the braai-picture as household names that serves [...]

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