Finger On The Pulse - February 2019

  • Main Story: Easter Is A Coming!
  • Health: Mukti Yoga Retreat At The Tides Lodge
  • Food: A Bit Of Culinary Magic In Cape Town
  • Feel Good: What Do Flip-flops And Boats Have In Common?
  • Our Story: Pafuri – Unspoiled Wilderness

Easter Is A Coming

Finger On The Pulse - February

I know, I know, 2019 has only just started and I’m already talking about Easter! Call me crazy, but someone’s got to do it.

Think of me as a holiday alarm clock and consider this your first ‘book your Easter holiday’ alarm. You can snooze me all you like, but Easter is a coming.

Over and above our usual dream holiday selection, we have put together some enticing special offers for you – not that anyone really needs to be enticed to go on holiday…

Here are a few to get you started:

If none of these really tickle your fancy then get in touch with us and we’ll gladly throw some ideas around with you. We are here, after all, to make your holiday dreams come true.

Mukti Yoga Retreat At The Tides Lodge

Why not enjoy a special yoga and mindfulness retreat? It will focus on bringing awareness to the body and mind, finding your balance internally and externally through guided yoga sessions, meditation, breathing techniques and posture workshops.

4 to 10 April 2019

Guided Morning Yoga & Meditation
Guided Afternoon Mindfulness & Chakra workshops
Evening Ayurveda Sessions
Snorkelling on Maziwe Island Marine Reserve, Kayaking, Sunset River Cruise, Cultural Pangani tour
Six Nights’ Full Board Accommodation in a Beach Cottage
Tea, Coffee, Cleansing Juices & Smoothies
All Government Tax & Levies

Is this just the thing you’ve been looking for? Get in touch with Sandi now to start planning your week of peace and tranquility.

Culinary Magic In Cape Town

The Greenhouse Restaurant

Sandy Wood recently spent some time exploring a couple of new places in Cape Town and came across something rather spectacular: The Greenhouse Restaurant at The Cellars-Hohenort, Constantia.

Chefs Peter Tempelhoff and Farrel Hirsch have put a new spin on things and draw inspiration (and ingredients) from their local landscape.

A meal at The Greenhouse is not just a meal, it is a magical culinary experience. If you are in the area and are looking for something extraordinary to do, this would be it. Be sure to make a reservation beforehand, as a table at The Greenhouse is in high demand.

Flip-flops and boats in Tanzania

The Flipiflopi

In June 2016 Ben Morison founded the Flipflopi project. Their mission was to build a boat entirely from plastic collected on the beaches and roadsides of Kenya.

Two years and over ten tonnes of plastic waste (and a whole bunch of flipflops) later, the Flipflopi set sail on its maiden voyage along the coast.

In 2019 the Flipflopi will be heading from Lamu, Kenya to Zanzibar by sea – as one would expect a boat to do. But it will also be heading from Mombasa to Nairobi, by land, to participate in the United Nations Assembly.

Watch this space for the big expedition in 2021. The Flipflopi will cruise from the Kenyan coast all the way down to Cape Town.

VIVA the #PlasticRevolution, and the whole team for inspiring us to rethink single-use plastic.

Read more about this epic project here.


Pafuri – An Unspoiled Wilderness

Pafuri - Unspoiled Wilderness

Recently, I gained a whole new perspective of the amazing safari experiences we have available in South Africa. My respect for the bush grew after a visit to the Pafuri area where I witnessed just how magnificent and wild the region is.

Pafuri is located in the northernmost part of the Kruger National Park, more specifically in the 26 500 hectare private Maluleke Contractual Park. It is home to nearly 80% of the Kruger’s biodiversity. The rich and diverse landscape boasts incredible mountains, dynamic gorges, bright green fever tree forests and wild African rivers.

Read more.

We hope you have enjoyed reading this month’s newsletter. Let us know if you have any suggestions on how we can improve the newsletter, we’d love to hear your feedback.

See you again in March.

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