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June 13, 2011

SA Golf and Leisure Offers!

Newsletter June2011.

The winter weather is gripping the country. Whilst the storms and wet put strain onto the Cape infra structure, and many communities are plugging their leaks, settlements in high lying areas have received their first snowfalls. In many of the wildlife regions, the crisp and dry climate allows the bush to die down. During winter, our low-season offers visitors special offers everywhere. It is the best time for game viewing. The sub-tropical regions are cooler and the threats of malaria minimal. The Natal beaches resorts are less crowded, yet water temperatures generally, are warm enough for swimming.


South Africa will host a $10 million World Golf Championship (WGC) event yearly from 2012-2016.

The event will be called the ‘Tournament of Hope’ and will see the world’s top 70 players competing for the title and prize money.

The tour is one of the six leading men’s tours making up the International Federation of PGA Tours, including the PGA Tour, The European PGA Tour, The Japan Golf Tour, the PGA Tour of Australasia, and the Asian Tour. The federation founded the World Golf Championships in 1999 and sanction the Official World Golf Rankings.

The Sunshine Tour currently co-sanctions four tournaments with the European Tour, these being the Africa Open, The Alfred Dunhill Championship, the Joburg Open, and the South African Open, the second oldest championship in golf.

When planning your next game anywhere in South Africa –

ü  Check out the weather 7day golfing forecast

ü  Book your tee-off at many courses in advance

Consider Spending 6 days in Cape Town, stay at the luxurious 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa. Including Champagne; Chauffeur transfers to play golf at Steenberg, The Royal Cape and Clovelly Golf Courses; breakfast daily, one dinner and use of the wellness spa; complimentary shuttle transfers to Camps Bay and the V&A Waterfront; gifts including golf balls, shirts and caps – all for under R 6000 for 2 guests sharing.

Find out more –

Quotable quotes:

wgc-south-africa-2012“We know so much about technique that the last frontier in golf is mastering the mind” Gary Player.

“It’s all a case of mind over matter. If you really mind, it really matters” Anon

“How high do I tee the ball? 50% of the ball should be above the top of the club face. I’ve always believed that air offers less resistance than earth” Jack Nicklaus

Game and Wildlife…

Stay 2 nights at Shamwari Game Reserve, Jock Safari Lodge or Sanbona Wildlife Reserve at the normal rate and receive 2 to 3 nights FREE at selected Mantis luxury hotels. Mantis Madness 2011

Leopard Lodge, Kafue, Zambia The comments confirm a truly out of Africa experience: “The best beds I have ever slept on in Africa.” Mike Jones, England; “Amazed that such great food can be produced in the middle of nowhere.” Jean Claude, Paris; “The Game drives were the highlight, lots of elephant, two male lions but the best was the leopard” Hans Hahn, Germany; “Tracking down an elephant bull on foot was incredible, but the best part of walking is discovering the smaller things, that you miss when on a vehicle” Tom Bishop, United Kingdom; Canoeing…”Animals didn’t hear us, we just glided right up to them” Jean Paul, France; “I caught all 5 bream, and that’s not just another fishing story” Raymond Smith, South Africa;

April 22 at Kapama, Hoedspruit, 13000 hectares with 42 mammal species and approximately 350 bird species:

“… standing just outside the Kapama Lodge main entrance door, suddenly the herd of Impala went ballistic… they were grazing happily just minutes ago… they were deeply distressed… we spotted the cheetah coming from the bushes towards the door … targeting an impala lamb… The cheetah did not stop her charge because of our presence…” Johan Esterhuizen


Embrace the essence of Africa, let your heart beat to its rhythm, let your body enjoy Kapama‘s magical Signature treatment: Marula Miracle Moments. Experience this journey to total euphoria of 4 hours. Wonderful treatments such as a Calabash Massage and Rasul treatment, to mention only two of the 5 magical treatments, are combined to ensure that your journey is perfectly completed.


The results of the International Wine Challenge 2011 announced on 17 May at the London International Wine Fair.

A total of 48 countries entered wines with 5 117 medals awarded (406 Gold, 1 687 Silver and 3 024 Bronze). A further 3 655 wines were commended. The top three Gold medal-winning nations for 2011 were reigning champions France with 98, Australia 61 and Portugal 42. The winning wines were each tasted by panels drawn from more than 400 experienced judges, including many Masters of Wine. The IWC’s trophy winners, chosen from the Gold medal-winning wines, will be announced in June.
Thirteen South African wines, from ten producers, won Gold medals: Backsberg Family Reserve White 2009;
Edgebaston Berry Box 2009; Klein Constantia Estate Vin de Constance 2005; Fleur Du Cap Unfiltered Semillon 2010; Fleur Du Cap Unfiltered Viognier 2010; Groot Constantia Grand Constance 2008; Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2010; Kaapzicht Steytler Pentagon 2007; Nederburg Winemasters Reserve Noble Late Harvest 2010; Oldenburg Chenin Blanc 2010; Spier Creative Block 3 2009; Spier Landmark 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2009; Tokara Reserve Collection Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2009;
South Africa also walked away with 66 Silver medals. For full results visit

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