Three Tree Hill Lodge
This gorgeous home-away-from-home is run by Simon and Cheryl Blackburn. Three Tree Hill Lodge is set against the magnificent backdrop of the Drakensburg Mountains overlooking the secluded Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve. Spectacular scenery, locally-grown food and superb hosts makes for the ideal environment in which to unwind.
Both Simon and Cheryl are experienced safari and mountain guides, African-born, with the bush in their blood. They have spent much of their time together exploring remote parts of Africa and connecting with local communities.
This is such a gem discovered by good friends of ours from the States. They had amazing things to say about their stay at the lodge and give it the thumbs up for anyone travelling down to the battlefields in KwaZulu-Natal.
Check their website out http://www.threetreehill.co.za
Overture Restaurant – Franschhoek personified
Overture is set on the Hidden Valley wine farm with views of Table Mountain, Stellenbosch Valley and Robben Island. A stunning location for anyone in need of a lazy lunch accompanied with incredible food and fine wines.
Overture is said to be an overnight gastronomic destination. Chef Bertus Basson continues to meet high expectations with his sophisticated spin on contemporary winelands cuisine. Rich and I personally love the wine-pairing courses, where each item on the menu is paired with a local wine – perfect. If you want to indulge... spend an afternoon or evening here!
Yoga in the Bush – October 2011
Yes it’s that time of year where we start sending out invites to our dear clients and their friends to join Lynette Chase
from Gypsy Yoga Studios – on her yoga safari trip.
With our interest in the safari and Lynette’s interest in yoga, we have put together another unforgettable trip, this time focusing on the incredible Nkomazi Lodge.Known as the ‘place of water’ the Nkomazi Game Reserve represents the true symbol of Africa – the real Africa with its vivid scenic beauty, dramatic landscapes, thunderstorms, rolling savannah, bushveld, wildlife, relaxed atmosphere and its fascinating cultural history. The tented lodge is surrounded by towering ancient mountains, broad river valleys and impressive grasslands. Check out their website for more details http://www.nkomazireserve.com
This 7-day retreat will consist of yoga sessions, relaxation, spa pampering, quiet and spiritual exploration. Please take a look at the itinerary and contact either Lynette or myself, if you are interested in joining this trip. http://www.gypsyyogastudio.com
African Avenueare offering post-trips that can be added onto the yoga safari – be it to the unforgettable city of Cape Town or more safaris in the famous Sabi Sands area. Vic Falls is also close by with a possible three-day addition to your trip there. EMAIL
me for more info.
we are climbing it!
We have a group of 8 going up in February. Too exciting for words! We know it is going to be incredibly challenging, but with a little preparation and a strong mind… we will set off and conquer. We have climbers flying in from all over the world! Jane from the States; Peter and Bayardo from Hawaii; we have Elizabeth, Daniel and Sigrid from Switzerland; and then Ethne and me from South Africa. Go team go! We still have place for 4 more – so if anyone wants to join at the last minute, you are more than welcome!