Tintswalo Lodges will be opening two new properties in 2018. The Tintswalo brand will also be expanding into a Premier Collection and a Classic Collection. The launch of the new Tintswalo Classic Collection will see the opening of Tintswalo at Lapalala Wilderness in the Waterberg (Limpopo province) and Tintswalo at Boulders Manor, a private villa overlooking Boulders beach in the Cape Peninsula. The Tintswalo Premier Collection will incorporate existing flagship properties Tintswalo Atlantic in Cape Town, and Tintswalo Safari Lodge and Tintswalo Manor House in the Manyeleti Game Reserve. The evolution of the Tintswalo brand follows the sale of Tintswalo at Waterfall in Johannesburg earlier this year (after which the hotel was rebranded by the new owner to Riboville). Family owned and managed, properties within the Tintswalo portfolio are defined by their stunning locations close to nature, warm hospitality and attention to detail, as well as the unique experiences on offer to guests. Says Lisa Goosen, CEO of Tintswalo Lodges: ‘After operating Tintswalo successfully for the past 15 years, preparation meets opportunity and we are thrilled to announce the expansion of the Tintswalo brand. We are excited to enter a new era where we will be redefining our product in terms of the grandeur of the offering to bring to market a second tier of an upmarket, yet more cost-conscious offering, whilst maintaining the ethos, quality and service each of our perfectly located boutique destinations have become known for.’ Tintswalo at Lapalala Wilderness, a family-friendly camp of six luxury tents with private plunge pools will be opening on 1 October 2018. Lapalala Wilderness is situated in the malaria-free Waterberg region, three hours’ drive (or 30 minutes flying) from Johannesburg. Tintswalo at Lapalala is one of only two commercial lodges within 44 500 hectares of untouched wilderness. Sleeping up to 12 adults and four children, the Tintswalo at Lapalala Wilderness camp . . .
In a country where between 65% and 70% of motor vehicles remain uninsured (according to the Automobile Association), it seems inevitable that a company would recognise the gap in the market and introduce an affordable theft-only insurance product. This is precisely what recently occurred through Cartrack’s subsidiary, Drive and Save (Pty) Ltd, with theft-only vehicle insurance now available from only R9.99 per month. Drive and Save, underwritten by King Price Insurance, offers Cartrack’s customers vehicle theft cover of up to R150 000. This monthly premium is less than the cost of a loaf of bread, and undoubtedly demonstrates to South African vehicle owners and insurers that it is possible to offer consumers affordable vehicle theft insurance. Any motorist that subscribes to a Cartrack vehicle tracking system, which is available at a monthly fee of between R99 and R179, is entitled to benefit from Drive and Save’s’ theft insurance cover, which is available at an additional cost from only R9,99. Cartrack South Africa CEO, Andre Ittmann, notes the reason behind the company’s decision to offer this insurance. “As a leading global provider of fleet management, stolen vehicle recovery and insurance telematics services, we are always looking for new ways to meet our customers and South Africans’ needs. When identifying the most pressing needs of South African motorists, we noticed that there was a significant need for affordable vehicle-only theft insurance, with thousands of motorists completely uninsured due to a variety of economic reasons. “As such, we decided to partner with and offer Drive and Save, with this product set to offer much-needed security and relief to local motorists. This product is aligned with our mission to consistently offer our customers innovative and affordable products that result in material benefits to their lives.” He further notes that some of the reasons for motorists not purchasing vehicle insurance include the inability . . .
Bold steps are being taken globally to change the dialogue around menstruation with the #menstruationmatters and #nomorelimits campaigns gaining traction. Locally, performance marketing agency, Performics, will be building on this momentum with the #Donate4Dignity campaign which encourages the support of local NPO, Project Dignity. Both Project Dignity and its umbrella company, Subz Pants and Pads, were founded by Sue Barnes as a way to manufacture and distribute environmentally-friendly, cost-effective, reusable sanitary pads to disadvantaged schoolgirls nationwide. The aims of Project Dignity resonated with the team from Performics, who were looking to create a pro bono digital media campaign in support of such a cause. “We are really inspired by the work they are doing at Project Dignity and felt this was the perfect NPO to promote through a driven, online campaign,” explained Xand Venturas of Performics. “We came up with the ‘For Woman. Period’ concept with the idea to encourage discussion around menstruation, raise awareness about the impact a lack of sanitary wear has on young women’s lives and, ultimately, encourage donations towards Project Dignity.” The first phase of the two-month #donate4dignity campaign – launched at the beginning of June - is to create awareness and start a conversation around menstruation. To introduce the campaign to the public using some humour, four pairs of people were interviewed about periods, starting with some light-hearted questions. “We wanted to attract people to the campaign initially, and humour is a great way to do this,” explained Xand. “The questions get a bit more serious as the interview progresses to show the impact periods have on women, and to highlight how little many of us know about the issues faced by those without funds to buy sanitary pads.” For two weeks, the videos will be uploaded onto the Project Dignity social media sites, alongside useful infographics and powerful stories around periods, . . .
The best South African chefs will be positioning themselves across the various meat theatres and Braaitology brought to you by Chad-O-Chef, ready to demonstrate, educate and satiate visitors to this year’s Fire & Feast Meat Festival presented by Crown National. This celebration of all things meat will be heating up Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome from 8 to 10 June 2018. “The South African Chefs’ Association (SA Chefs) has booked a selection of their best representatives for Fire & Feast,” said Sandra Jardim, General Manager: The Fire & Feast Meat Festival. “They will be providing really interactive demonstrations on all meat types, across the various venues at the exhibition. Visitors will gain insights into the best meat preparation techniques for poultry, beef, pork and lamb, as well as learning about different cuts and innovative recipes. This truly highlights that meat is the hero of every meal.” Chefs will be stationed at the four dedicated meat theatres, the Poultry Theatre bought to you by County Fair and Festive; Lamb & Mutton SA Theatre; the Pork Tasting Room and Sparta Beef Theatre – all of which will feature sponsored products from Chad-O-Chef and @home’s Breville, Robert Welch, Baccarat and Smeg cookware range. For some outdoor cooking action, visitors can catch chefs performing some truly gastronomic feats in the smoking hot Braaitology, sponsored by leading Gas Grill & Hybrid Braai manufacturer, Chad-O-Chef. Chefs will each prepare one appetizer-size portion using either chicken, beef, pork or lamb. One taster = R25 = one BraaiBuck. ‘Meat’ the Fire & Feast chefs Heading up the SA Chef’s team is Chef Coo Pillay, the Executive Chef at the Protea Hotel by Marriott at OR Tambo International Airport. He draws on his knowledge of agricultural processes from his roots as a KwaZulu-Natal farm boy and has cooked alongside BBC Chef Reza Mahammad, Food Network’s Jenny Morris, Top Billing’s Joanne Strauss and Eastern Mosaic’s . . .
Rich Meats is your online destination for hygienic and farm fresh meat. Peter Jacobs and Richard Urisohn started Rich Meats, with the sole objective of offering high-quality meats. The company now owns a manufacturing as well as a distribution facility in Milnerton. Rich Meats believes in offering a personalised service to the customers, built on the policy of integrity and trust. The company aims to stay ahead in the industry with their highly innovative strategies and unmatched creativity. The company aims to continuously introduce newer products. Rich Meats offers a wide number of products which include farm fresh poultry and pork products. Other products offered by the company include lamb, mince, pork, burgers, beef, bacon and more products. The company offers special selections of meat, which is prepared for the industry. These include a complete range of poultry which includes a number of sausage products, cold meats, venison, free range, bacon and more. The products offered by Rich Meats adhere to strict safety standards and are known to be: Healthy and Hygienic – Special efforts are made to ensure that all products offered are healthy and clean. True Value – Rich Meats takes pride in offering high-quality meat products. The company ensures that all customers are highly satisfied. The products are affordable and healthy, offering complete value for money. Farm Fresh Meats – In their effort to provide high-quality meats, the company sources meats from a number of suppliers. Products Available Include: Bacon – Customers can purchase different types of bacon which include prime cut bacon, back bacon, steaky bacon, diced bacon hand cut and simple diced bacon. Cold Meats – Meat lovers can purchase smoked chicken fillet, smoked ham sliced, sandwich ham, Italian salaami sliced, cocktail cheese griller and more. Beef – This includes beef stew, regular mince, lean mince, sirloin whole, kebabs, beef short ribs and more. Burgers – Shoppers can try . . .
To give you a taster of what to expect from this year’s Fire & Feast Meat Festival, heating up Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome from 8 to 10 June, we’ve chatted to some of the experts featuring at the meaty exhibition. Here are the top 10 braai tips from the masters of meat, braai, sauce and spice. 1. Crown National A leading supplier of spices, herbs, seasonings, sauces and condiments, Crown National – the event sponsor - knows the best way to add flavour to any braai. • If you’re looking for something that goes with absolutely any meal, then Crown National’s Six Gun Grill is the perfect braai mate. It’s a well-balanced blend of herbs and spices and is ideal for grilled beef, chicken and lamb as well as potjies, mince and stews. • For the ideal pork braai, try Hickory Rub, Sriracha Rub or Citrus Rub for some zest. • Chicken flavours can be enhanced with Citrus Rub or Sriracha Rub, the last of which is also a great beef spice. • Both beef and lamb work well with a sprinkle of Chimichurri Rub. 2. BraaiBoy Featuring in this year’s Braaitology, brought to you by Chad-O-Chef is the South African braai wonder and Chad-O-Chef ambassador, BraaiBoy. Having cooked on an open flame every day of his life for the past eight years, BraaiBoy has some must-try braai tips. • Quality over quantity. Don’t be afraid of spending a little more at a quality butcher. • Don’t prod or poke boerewors … you lose a lot of the juices by doing that. • Dip wors in water before braaing. This reduces the risk of breaking and, if your fire is too hot, turning the wors more frequently will also reduce the risk of bursting. 3. Chad-O-Chef Leading manufacturers of gas braais, Chad-O-Chef have the best insights into optimising your braai for the ultimate meaty feast. • Ribs - braai best on a medium heat. Often purchased pre-cooked, ribs don’t need long on the braai before ready. • Roasts (in a pan) - Pre-Heat the roasting dome, already installed on your braai, to 150°C using . . .
June 2018 - The Plettenberg, part of The Liz McGrath Collection, the flagship property along the Garden Route, will partner with Plettenberg Bay Tourism to host the upcoming Plett Arts Festival starting on 25 June until 9 July, 2018. At The Plettenberg, on 25 June, at 11:00 to 16:00, Strauss & Co will hold an art valuation day for anyone who would like to have their private art work valuated followed by an art talk in the evening with wines and canapés. The art valuation is R100 donation (optional) to the Sabrina Love foundation and wine and canapé art talk is R 150.00 per person. The Milkwood Gallery and the Vernissage Re-Constructed exhibition will launch on 26 and 27 June and on the evening of Thursday 28 June The Plettenberg Hotel’s Arts Festival opening night will be hosted by Dijonne Du Preez of Gallop Hill Gallery, featuring artists Jimmy Law, Elsire Roos and Elize Bezuidenhout. Join us for an incredible evening of art, complimentary wine and canapés from 18:00 to 20:00. All the art works will be on display throughout the Arts festival for anyone to pop in and enjoy the work. Accommodation Package includes - 3 nights at the Plettenberg, on a b&b basis from Thursday 28 June – Sunday 1 July, entry to the art evening hosted by featured artists, a four course dinner with Steenberg Wine Estate, and an optional two day Wine course R3, 655 per person sharing for 3 nights. Wine course is an optional extra. Plett Tourism will also host the Cape Wine Academy workshop on viticulture and wine tasting at The Plettenberg where people can do the CWA Prelim Wine Course over two days - 29 and 30 June for 3 hours daily, plus 1 extra hour on Saturday for the exam. The course is the Cape Wine Academy course and costs R1, 800 per person and the course is led by Francois Ferreira and Conrad Louw. There is also an ‘art meander’ taking place every Wednesday through the Main Road for guests and visitors to enjoy. Accommodation bookings via the website . . .
The Brand Alive Group’s ‘Enable’ initiative has taken on one of the most important community initiatives of our time, Father A Nation (FAN), in order to give it the strategic focus, understanding, and visibility it needs to create a powerful difference. Based on the principles of ‘love, guide and protect’, Father a Nation (FAN), a community intervention initiative designed to create a positive change in our communities and ultimately heal our men, was formed to address the issue of absent fathers. FAN is not only focused on restoring men, but the organisation also empowers single mothers by teaching them how to reverse the negative impact of absent fathers. FAN also teaches and equips boys and young men with tools that will enable them to grow up into strong, responsible, loving, respected and respectful men. Absent fathers are the root cause of the many socio-economic problems that our world is currently facing. *Studies have shown that men who have grown up without a father are more likely to be involved in crime. **Shocking statistics indicate that 80% of rapists are motivated by displaced anger, and 85% of children with behavioural problems come from fatherless homes. The ‘Enable’ initiative was created by The Brand Alive Group in 2015 in order to accelerate the Group’s ability to add meaningful and sustainable value to important social upliftment causes. Says Group Chief Executive, Giles Shepherd; “We realised that simply donating money to causes was not having the kind of impact we wanted, but that the professional brand Discovery, Establishment and Expression services we provide can create significant and long-lasting impact. Our first project was the development of innovative education institution, The Love Trust, which provides high quality, Christian-based education to desperately poor communities in South Africa. “We built a powerful strategy for The Love Trust, followed by an exciting, relevant brand identity, a positioning statement and . . .
Former road specialist JC Nel is looking forward to testing his skills on the mountain bike when he makes his debut in the Liberty Waterberg Encounter this weekend. The three-day bushveld event, presented by STANLIB, gets under way on Friday at Bela Bela in Limpopo, taking riders through trails which cover part of Sondela Game Reserve and Elements Private Golf Reserve. The 26-year-old Nel, who has retired from professional road-racing, is no stranger to the mountain bike, having often used the discipline to sharpen himself for his road challenges. He initially entered the Waterberg Encounter with the promising Ricardo Broxham, but the latter's selection for the national team to attend the World Junior Track Championships in Switzerland in August altered those plans. "Instead I am now riding with a mate of mine, Manie Visser, and we are looking forward to a serious challenge," said Nel, from Muldersdrift in Gauteng's West Rand. "I believe it will be a tough three days through the bushveld, which will really test our mountain-biking ability." The former ProTouch rider said he had heard a lot about the event and, with ASG Events as the organisers, he was confident it would be a race to remember. "ASG Events know how to present these sorts of races and I am looking forward to that. "In addition, a friend of mine who knows the area quite well told me of the great riding experience you get. "I realise the routes will be challenging, but I have heard about the camaraderie of the event and it should be a special weekend." ASG Events have placed the emphasis on luxury for the competitors, while route director Mel Meyer has set up trails which will offer some hardship, but will be manageable for a wide range of riders. Although he made his name as a road racer, Nel said he had done plenty of time on the mountain bike during his career. "I found that the discipline of mountain-biking helped to keep you in shape and made sure you were sharp . . .
Thursday, 28 June 2018 - Fall in love with Steenberg reds and delicious comfort food this winter at Bistro Sixteen82’s Red Wine Rendezvous on Thursday, 28 June 2018. This is the second Red Wine Rendezvous in the series featuring a hearty 3-course dinner prepared with love by Chef Kerry Kilpin and accompanied by Steenberg’s fine red wine selection. Chef Kerry’s creamy charred red pepper and paprika soup enriched with gorgonzola mousse and served with crusty homemade bread and spicy humus, sets the tone for a nurturing winter food and wine experience. The main course of slow braised lamb neck with lemon and herb risotto is the perfect pairing for a Steenberg red. To add even more goodness, it is served with sweet glazed carrots and pan fried winter vegetables. Dessert is pure bliss with Chef Kerry’s passion fruit tart with strawberry salad, lemon curd, hibiscus ice cream and Italian meringue. The cost of the Red Wine Rendezvous is R395 per person and includes the 3-course dinner and the wines. A complimentary welcome drink will be served upon arrival at 18h30. To book, call on 021 713 2211 or email email@example.com The third and final Bistro Sixteen82 Red Wine Rendezvous will take place on Thursday, 30 August. For more information visit www.steenbergfarm.com/bistro1682 and follow @bistro1682 on Twitter, or Steenberg on Instagram and Facebook. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .