Arabella Country Estate

Indulge in our Winter Spa Packages

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Indulge yourself with our Winter Spa Packages

Choose from our 3 options:

Tranquillity
*R1650 3.5 hrs per person (valued at R2345)
Includes:
Full body exfoliation
Classic full body massage
Radiant glow facial
Moroccan oil hair treatment
Blow wave

 Fountain of youth
*R1350 2 hrs per person (valued at R1940)
Includes:
Ultimate sensational facial including a back massage
Spa pedicure during the facial
Blow wave

Exclusively for the gents – The ultimate 19th hole
*R10001 .5 hr (90 min) per person (valued at R1490)
Includes:
Back tension relief treatment
(includes exfoliation, mask and back, neck and shoulder massage)
Man on the move facial
Male foot grooming during the facial

Pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment on +27 (0) 28 284 0036 or email: arabellaspa@africanpridehotels.com. Valid from Monday to Friday. Not valid with any other promotion. Not valid on public holidays. Full pre-payment required. No cancellations are accepted.

Visit the big cats at Panthera Africa

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Panthera Africa is a non-profit company (NPC no; 2014/002629/08) founded by Lizaene Cornwall and Cathrine S. Nyquist. The name Panthera Africa is inspired by the passion Lizaene and Cathrine have for the four pantheras; panthera leo – the lion, panthera pardus – the leopard, panthera onca – the jaguar and panthera tigris – the tiger.

Panthera Africa is an environmentally friendly sanctuary for any captive bred big cats, where they will be protected and prosper for the rest of their lives.

One of Panthera Africa’s main purposes is to be an educational platform where we create awareness about conditions big cats face in captivity, and how animal welfare and enrichment play a vital role in giving them the best captive life possible. We are a true sanctuary where no cub petting, breeding or trading takes place. We are a blue print of how a non-profit sanctuary, focusing on animal welfare, can become self-sufficient, and we aim to change all breeding facilities into sustainable ethical projects.

Panthera Africa believes in the connection between both environmental and wildlife conservation, and aims to become the first “green” big cat sanctuary in South Africa, and run solely on solar energy.

Panthera Africa has found its 40 hectare paradise with a beautiful home for the animals, the owners and the many volunteers visiting. The land is filled with lots of large trees, a natural spring and an amazing 360 degree mountain view!

We strongly believe in the saying “In union there is strength” – and by standing together, human and animal, we believe in the possibility of a prosperous future for the big cats, and we take pride in ‘speaking’ on their behalf.

For more information please visit http://pantheraafrica.co.za/index.php

Friday golf humour

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Friday golf humour!

See you on the course this weekend!

Happy Women’s Day!

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Happy Women’s Day to all of the beautiful ladies out there!

Visit the Fernkloof Nature Reserve

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The Fernkloof Nature Reserve in Hermanus has activities on offer for all!

Walk; Run; Cycle on the Yellow route; Birdwatch; Photograph; Picnic; Discover fantastic flowers; Enjoy great views; Stay in the Galpin Mountain Hut; Buy local plants; Go geocaching; –or just sit and soak up the beauty!

Walking trails

  • A 60 km network of paths traverses the Reserve.
  • Maps and brochures are available at the Visitors’ Centre or the Fernkloof Nursery.
  • The colour coded paths are well graded and signposted.  Occasional benches allow for rest and an opportunity to enjoy magnificent views over Walker Bay.
  • Choose from paths that take you to the heights of Aasvoelkop at 824m or follow the lower level contour paths that take you from Vogelgat Nature Reserve in the east through to Rotary Way in the west.

A popular walk for youngsters is the 800m path from the Visitors’ Centre to the waterfall.  This also follows a stream through a narrow stretch of forest. There is a bench by the little waterfall and a forest pool.

Dogs must be kept on a lead at ALL times and are only permitted on the lower paths, BLUE and YELLOW routes.

Guided walks
Book a guided walk through the Reserve for which a small charge is levied.
Contact Vic : vicattwell@telkomsa.net +27 (0)82 7855145

Cliff Path
The Cliff Path, running for almost 12km along the Hermanus coastline from Grotto beach to the New Harbour is also part of the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. It offers a totally different experience, a level walking surface, mostly wheel-chair friendly; coastal-,sea- and land bird watching, whale watching in season and enjoyment of fynbos species which are not found at higher altitudes. Dogs are welcome on the cliff path if leashed. Cliff Path Brochures are available from the Visitors’ Centre in the Reserve.

Cycle
The Hermanus Cycle trail leads east from the Fernkloof gardens, crosses the Mossel River and runs above Voelklip turning south and west again at the Vogelgat boundary.
Contact Hermanus Cycles : +27 (0)82 9323938 (Office Hours)

Fernkloof Nature Reserve gardens
Picnic and walk in the landscaped Nature Reserve gardens, a tranquil alternative to hiking. Most of the paths are wheelchair friendly, there are plenty of benches and a small playground for children. The amphitheatre area is bounded by stone walls and includes a fern garden and a drinking fountain. Learn about our indigenous trees in the arboretum situated at the lower end of the garden.

Visitors’ Centre
Learn about the fynbos. The Visitors’ Centre has a freshly labelled display of flowers picked in the Reserve. Maps and brochures available. The various hiking trails radiate out from the Centre.

Indigenous Nursery
Visit the Fernkloof Indigenous Nursery where you can purchase from a large selection of indigenous plants suitable for local conditions.

For more information please visit http://www.fernkloof.org.za/index.php/fernkloof-nature-reserve/activities

Why do golfer’s wear 2 pairs of pants?

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The real reason why golfer’s wear 2 pairs of pants!

Have a great weekend on the course!

The Hermanus Times Kalfiefees 2017

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Hermanus Times Kalfiefees 2017

The Hermanus Times Kalfiefees is an annual Afrikaans cultural festival coinciding with the arrival of the Southern Right Whales along the Overberg Coast Line. The six-day event takes place from 9-13 August 2017 in Onrus.
The Afrikaans centered festival, which is the precursor to the Hermanus Whale Festival, showcases local talent, from productions and exhibitions to musical performances and topical discussions, as well as the Southern right whales.
The festival starts on Wednesday 9th of August and runs through till Sunday the 13th of August.
For more information on who to see and what do to please visit http://www.kalfiefees-hermanus.co.za/
For any queries please contact 028 316 1687 or email kalfiefees@hermanus.co.za

 

The Hermanus Food & Wine Festival

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The Hermanus Food and Wine Festival takes place on the 11th & 12th of August 2017
The Hermanus Wine and Food Festival showcases over 250 wines by some of the Overberg’s finest estates, from Elgin to Elim. The event also features gourmet food stalls, craft beer, children’s activities, live entertainment, and much more!
Insider info Looking for a good place to eat? Check out our favourite Hermanus restaurants.
Cost R50 – R170
Book at Computicket
Contact 028 316 3988, wineoffice@hermanus.co.za
Location Curro Private School, Curro Rd, Sandbaai, Hermanus
http://insideguide.co.za/best-festivals-cape-town/#hermanuswinefood

Matric Dance Glam It Up!

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Come spoil yourself for your big dance with our Matric Dance Glam It Up Spa and Hair Package.

The Package costs R1000.00 per person and includes:

Hair Trial – a minimum of 1 week before the big event

Hair and make-up on the day

Gel Polish on hands

To book contact the Spa on 028 284 0036 or email arabellaspa@africanpridehotels.com

Full pre-payment is required to take advantage of this offer!

In hot pursuit of adrenalin adventure in nature?

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In hot pursuit of adrenalin adventure in nature?
Take a look at this

A zipline canopy tour in the company of soaring eagles, surrounded by breathtaking Cape fynbos panoramas and mountainscapes only an hour’s drive from Cape Town by car could well be exactly what you are looking for. Thrilled zipliners who have completed the course have described it as super safe. One commented that the quality of the structure and equipment was reassuringly high and had made her fear of heights irrelevant.
Lonely Planet recently listed Cape Canopy Tour, located in the Elgin Valley near Grabouw and scaling the rugged Hottentots Holland mountains in the Cape Nature reserve of the same name, as second on the list of the world’s hottest new tourism experiences for 2015. Cape Canopy Tour was the only African attraction to make the list! It has been described by Lonely Planet as “vertigo-tinged fun” and “an exciting aerial perspective”.
For more info and to book your adventure visit http://capecanopytour.co.za/