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Our Upcoming June 2017 Family Holiday My Life 23 JUN 2017

In just ten or so days’ time, Chantelle and I will be packing our bags, bundling the girls into the car, and fumbling to find a radio station that both of us can agree on, all so that we can hit the road and enjoy what should be a super awesome, nine nights long mid-year school holidays breakaway.

Interesting fact: this will officially be the longest road trip holiday that Chantelle and I have ever had with the girls – so it should be a pretty interesting experience all around!

Now, knowing that I despise just languishing in one place for too long, you might have guessed that this holiday road trip will involve a fair bit of driving around… and you would be 100% correct. Of course it does.

So, on to the rather exciting breakdown for our upcoming July 2017 holiday then:

We kick things off with a three night stay in Oudtshoorn (a place I’ve last been to a full decade ago!), using the wonderful looking De Oude Meul Country Lodge as our base of operations. From there we should be more than adequately placed to visit with ostriches, cheetahs and camels, go spot a waterfall or two, and of course enter some very famous underground caves.

Next we head straight up to the Main Rest Camp in the Addo Elephant National Park, where we’ll sleep for just one night. This should be an unforgettable first time experience for the girls, and I am looking forward in particular to staking out the main waterhole with them come sundown!

(Bonus fact: the last time that I was in Addo was back in 2009, when Chantelle and I embarked on our epic Honeymoon road trip around the country!)

From Addo we will then drive down to Port Elizabeth and spend three nights there in the company of Evan and Natasha. The girls are SUPER excited at the prospect of playing with their friend Evalynne again, while I have to say, I’m secretly rather excited to try and find an opportunity to slip out and visit the PE branch of the SAAF Museum, or perhaps make an attempt to see the infamous Cape Recife Lighthouse if the wind blows that way.

The last leg of our July holiday sees us shack up at The Gull self-catering chalet (right on Myoli beach!) in Sedgefield for two nights, a town of particular nostalgic value to me seeing as that was where I spent the vast majority of my holidays as a child thanks to it being home to my mom’s folks.

In other words, I may be even MORE excited than the girls for this upcoming little breakaway! ;)

A Handful of Keys at The Boardwalk
[Partner Content] 02 MAY 2014

a handful of keys - ian elton in pink playing a pianoJust in case you were looking to head down to Port Elizabeth for a bit of rest and relaxation in May, here’s yet another reason to pop in for a stay at the always entertaining The Boardwalk, one of Sun International’s many Casino and World of Entertainment Venues dotted around Southern Africa.

From May the 20th through to May the 25th, Ian von Memerty will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of his hit musical comedy/revue, “A Handful of Keys” at the Vodacom Amphitheatre, featuring team-ups with the charming, hysterical piano virtuoso Roelof Colyn, who has played more performances of shows than anybody else, followed by the multi award-winning wunderkind of musical theatre Jonathan Roxmouth.

The show has done 1150 performances with over 1000 standing ovations – to more than 375,000 people – around the country, in Australia, London, Dubai and New York – and has won 9 National Awards!

Two grand pianos, two amazing performers, high energy, much laughter, non-stop mix of lighting changes and movement from one piano to the other, and of course musical greats from Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Elton John and so much more – in other words, a sure-fire recipe for an evening of fun and entertainment!

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Port Elizabeth: The German Club Easter OX Braai 2014
[Partner Content] 15 APR 2014

german ox braaiFor 45 years the local German Club have brought the annual Oktoberfest to Port Elizabeth, and this year they would like to introduce the first German Easter Ox Braai to PE and the surrounding areas, as a nice additional event to the always popular Port Elizabeth Splash Festival which runs over more or less the same period.

This family day will start at 10:00 on the 20th April and end at 22:00. There will be a variety of entertainment for the kids and live music for the older crowd. There will be a whole ox on the spit as you would get at a southern German summer fair, to be served with potatoes, onions and of course, Bavarian cabbage salad.

The food will be served from 11:00 through to 21:00. The meal is included in the Entrance fee, which is R100 for adults and R50 for kids 12 and under.

For more information, contact either Thomas Fuchs or Peter Allan via e-mail at info@germanclub.co.za, or telephone on 0413672791.

And just a note, but if you are thinking of travelling down to Port Elizabeth for the Easter Weekend, then it might not be a bad idea to book your accommodation at the venerable Wild Coast Sun Hotel.

Why? Well…

Set on the rugged, beautiful and unspoiled beaches of the South Coast in the Eastern Cape, the Wild Coast Sun Resort and Casino is a popular Sun International destination offering exceptional Wild Coast accommodation.

Visitors are attracted to the Wild Coast Sun, not only for its natural splendour, but also for the fabulous facilities and world-class golf course that can be found at the venue. The Wild Coast Sun is set on 750 hectares of natural bush between the Mtamvuna and Mzamba Rivers with gorgeous accommodation overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Although it is in the Eastern Cape, it’s only a kilometre south of KwaZulu-Natal, so it receives a lot of support from local KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape residents.

In 2011, the Wild Coast Sun underwent a major refurbishment to improve the casino, restaurants and bars and introduce a new water park, Wild Waves.

This fine example of Wild Coast accommodation caters to a wide variety of different people, from tourists, to local day visitors, conference delegates and those just passing through.

And there you have it – sounds like a good plan to me!

wild coast sun hotel

Related Link: http://www.germanclub.co.za/files/Download/oxbraai.pdf

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