Arabella Country Estate

Luxurious 4 Bedroom home for sale

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Luxurious 4 bedroom house for sale in Arabella Country Estate for R6.3million

A spacious and beautiful home overlooking the lagoon, with 4 comfortable and luxurious en-suite bedrooms, a delightful pool and north-facing deck area. You will not want to leave!

Situated on the shores of the Bot River Lagoon, Arabella Country Estate is a residential estate world-renowned for its spectacular Peter Matkovich designed golf course as well as Hotel & Spa, which regularly attracts international stars and celebs. Due to its magnificent setting in the Kogelberg Biosphere, the Estate has recently taken advantage of what it has to offer and has enhanced its lifestyle offerings for residents and visitors to the Estate.
For the first time in the history of the Estate, residents and visitors now also have access to the Bot River Lagoon to use for non-motorised boating activities and lagoon fishing. The Estate has recently built an additional look-out deck right on the waters’ edge, which will not only make a breathtaking spot to have lunch or sundowners on, but will also allow easy access to the water , storage of canoes, fishing, etc.

If you would like to come view this home or any others currently for sale on the estate please do not hesitate to contact agent Mike Bisset from Pam Golding Properties on 082 889 5300 or 028 284 9385 alternatively you can also email Mike on mike.bisset@pamgolding.co.za
To see what other properties are for sale on Arabella Country Estate please visit http://arabellacountryestate.co.za/arabella-property/

Go SUP’ing in Hermanus

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Hermanus

A relatively new craze to hit South Africa, stand-up paddle boarding, better known as SUP-ing, is popular for how easy and quick it is to learn. More than this, it is a fabulous way to keep active, enjoy the African sunshine and cool off on a hot summer’s day.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Hermanus invites visitors and locals to get onto the water of the Kleinriver Lagoon and other areas that provide ideal flat-water conditions for the SUP experience of a lifetime. Exploring the beauty of Hermanus from the perspective of her waterways is very special, and promises stunning photographs and a unique South African adventure.

Because of the large, stable board, stand-up paddling is one of the easiest water sports to learn, even for those that don’t naturally opt for being in the water.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Hermanus will provide a SUP board, paddle, leash and vest and will give a 20- to 30-minute briefing beforehand to help you to understand how to stand, paddle and move. From there, you will head out onto the Kleinriver Lagoon waterways for an hour, seeing the loveliness of the Overberg region from the tranquillity of the water.

Those wanting to head out on a SUP adventure need only bring their bathing suit and plenty of sunscreen. Groups of between two and five people can enjoy these tours, while bigger groups can be arranged ahead of time.

To contact Paddle Boarding Hermanus please contact Herman De Vries on 082 739 0159 or email wbadventures@hermanus.co.za or visit http://www.walkerbayadventures.co.za/index.php

Summer Holidays

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Summer Holidays!

The Smmer Holidays are officially upon us so why not make Arabella Country Estate your base of operations these holidays? The Overberg region offers exciting adventures and outings to keep you and the kids entertained non-stop. Or alternatively you could just have fun on the estate with our golf course, swimming pool, segway tours of the estate, trail running and mountain biking routes and don’t forget about the famous Arabella Spa to indulge yourself at!

See you there!

Betty’s Bay home of GaBoLi Chocolates

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GaBoLi Chocolates
The food of the Gods – Chocolate – is manufactured in the quaint village of Betty’s Bay along the R44, at GaBoLi Chocolate, handmade with loving care by Belgian Master Chocolatier Gaspard Bossut.
We need to save our planet; after all it is the only planet with chocolate, which is being manufactured right here in the Overberg. GaBoLi Chocolates derives its name from, Ga – Gaspard, Bo – Bossut – Li Limited, they are limited as they are all hand manufactured and he is only one man!
The range consist of Truffles, Pralines, Cornetto’s, Chocky Glazed Fruits, Slabs, Hot Chocolate Stixx, Slabs etc, with a vast range of flavours such as Amarulla, Brandy, Whisky, Café Latte, Coffee Liqueur, Chilli, Cinnamon, Hazelnut, Van Der Hum, Vanilla. Along with some more unusual flavours in the repertoire like  Blue Cheese, Blue Cheese and Biltong, Grappa, Limoncello, Namibian Urbock Beer, Maldon Caramel Salt, Fynbos etc…
The Diabetics and diet conscious are not forgotten, Gaspard manufactures Diabetic Slabs and Truffles. The Truffles are a real treat with a real ‘legal’ soft filling, and these are fun to eat, without feeling guilty at all. It is almost impossible to taste the difference!
Gaspard welcomes visitors to his studio to come ‘n talk, ‘n taste & buy Chocolates. Simply give him a call and make sure you allow yourself enough time to spend with him as there is a LOT to talk about when it comes to chocolate!
You will find GaBoLi Chocolates at 2037 Delport Road C/r Porter, Betty’s Bay, Cell 082 394 1016 alternatively you can visit the website on http://gaspardbossut.wixsite.com/gabolichocolates/drinks and find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gabolichocolates/

10 Facts we bet you didn’t know about Betty’s Bay!

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10 Facts we bet you didn’t know about Berry’s Bay!

The bustling little village of Betty’s Bay along Clarence Drive is known for being a great holiday destination due to its beautiful landscapes and beaches. But this small town holds so much more. Here are 10 quick facts we bet you didn’t know about Betty’s Bay:

  • The Cape Hangklip to Hawston area boasts significant archaeological sites where artefacts dating back 20,000 years have been found.
  • Betty’s Bay is one of the longest villages in South Africa, stretching for 13km between the Kogelberg Mountains and ocean.
  • The infamous whaling station at Stony Point was established in 1913.
  • A large piece of the area now known as Betty’s Bay belonged to John Welsh.
  • After John’s passing, the land was sold to Arthur Youldon, Jack Clarence and Harold Porter who established Rooi Els, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay.
  • Betty’s Bay was named after Arthur Youldon’s daughter.
  • The main road running through Betty’s Bay and beyond was named after Jack Clarence.
  • Harold Porter went on to do the layout of the current Botanical Gardens and street plans of the town in the 1930s.
  • Stony Point in Betty’s Bay is home to one of the only two shore-based African Penguin colonies in South Africa.
  • The town plays host to its very own Belgian Master Chocolatier at Gaboli Chocolates.

For more information please visit https://xplorio.com/bettys-bay/en/blog/heritage-history/33037/10-facts-we-bet-you-didnt-know-about-bettys-bay/?utm_medium=social-media

#FridayFunnies

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#FridayFunnies Make sure you get your #Christmas wishes right this year!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

See Karen Zoid at Hope@PaulCluver

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See Karen Zoid Live at HOPE SEASON 5
Now entering the fifth year of successful collaboration between Paul Cluver Wines and Thembalitsha Foundation, Hope@PaulCluver, a community-based performance series, uses the arts to increase hope for the eradication of poverty. The 2017/18 Season promises to be one of the hottest events series in the Western Cape, not only showcasing some of your favourite artists but creating an opportunity to discover unknown talents. Hope@PaulCluver goes beyond entertainment – it’s a chance for our community to enjoy a shared artistic experience that is not only of the highest quality but an opportunity to promote change and support a worthy cause.
KAREN ZOID Saturday 16 December 2017 – Tickets R330 per person
The Queen of South African Rock graces our stage
Karen Zoid has been a crucial part of the South African music scene for over the past 15 years, her name is fast becoming the byword for emotionally charged, downright incendiary South African rock music. The press has even named her followers, the “Zoid Generation”
Zoid secures an audience of both English and Afrikaans speakers, all the while retaining her individuality and desire for sameness. She has held onto an enviable integrity that allows her to speak her mind in a way that only earns her more devotees and proved no barriers. Zoid has earned various accolades (including gold album sales) but says that what continues to drive her is a deep-seated desire to create music that she can get up on stage and play live. “When I was in that all-girl punk band or busking or when I am playing to a huge crowd, the feeling I get from delivering my music is still the same – and that’s why I do this. All the stuff that goes around making an album – the promo, the interviews, making videos, the artwork … that’s work. Playing live? That’s what I love.”
Zoid recently released a brand new Afrikaans album titled Op Die Oomblik – Deel Een, available on iTunes and found in stores. Zoid’s super-charged rock energy is an ability to write gorgeous, delicately rendered songs that speak of the emotional vortex that drives this exceptional artist to keep creating, all the while continuously capturing the attention of TV and stage audiences.
To book your tickets please click on http://online.computicket.com/web/event/karen_zoid/1191661258/0/82449294
For more information on other acts performing at the 2017/ 2018 Hope@PaulCluver Summer Concerts please visit https://www.cluver.com/summer-festival-program

Mondays!

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Mondays!

Almost time for the summer holiday’s to start. Why not spoil yourself and come visit our beautiful Arabella Country Estate and Hotel – who knows you could end up finding your dream home here!

See you soon!

Freshly Ground at Hope@PaulCluver

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Now entering the fifth year of successful collaboration between Paul Cluver Wines and Thembalitsha Foundation, Hope@PaulCluver, a community-based performance series, uses the arts to increase hope for the eradication of poverty. The 2017/18 Season promises to be one of the hottest events series in the Western Cape, not only showcasing some of your favourite artists but creating an opportunity to discover unknown talents. Hope@PaulCluver goes beyond entertainment – it’s a chance for our community to enjoy a shared artistic experience that is not only of the highest quality but an opportunity to promote change and support a worthy cause.
FRESHLY GROUND Saturday 09 December 2017 – Tickets R280 per person
Their vibrancy and energy are bound to get you up and out of your seat.
A South African Afro-fusion band that formed in 2002 in Cape Town, it’s members diversely hailing from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Their members include:
•    Zolani Mahola – Lead vocalist
•    Simon Attwell – Flautist, player of the mbira, saxophone and harmonica
•    Peter Cohen – Drummer
•    Kyla-Rose Smith – Violinist, backing vocalist
•    Julio “Gugs” Sigauque – Lead guitar (steel-string acoustic guitar)
•    Josh Hawks – Bassist, backing vocalist
•    Seredeal “Shaggy” Scheepers – Keyboardist, percussionist, backing vocalist
Their unique style blends elements of traditional South African music; known as kwela and folk music alongside blues, jazz and indie rocks inspiration. Their live performances capture the emotion, passion and energy of their music; their tenacity and performance skills have always been seen as the bedrock of their popularity.
The first South African musical act honoured by MTV in receiving the MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act in 2006.  They have been awarded Best Duo or Group SAMA, winning Album of the Year as well as Best Adult Contemporary Album: English, and Best Engineer in 2007.  Their acclaimed feature alongside Shakira in “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” as the official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup was a huge success. While continuing to push the boundaries of music and get their sound and message out there, especially with their recent single; Banana Republic.
To book your tickets please click on http://online.computicket.com/web/event/freshlyground/1182488291/Show:Additional%20Info
For more information on other acts performing at the 2017/ 2018 Hope@PaulCluver Summer Concerts please visit https://www.cluver.com/summer-festival-program

Yay it’s Friday!

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YAY it’s Friday! Wishing you a relaxing weekend filled with friends, family and loved ones!