Africa Travel

Offset your Carbon Footprint with South African Solution – Spekboom!

Spekboom in Flower - image courtesy of The Nomad Africa Trust

Help us create tomorrow’s environment. Offset your Carbon Footprint with South African Solution - Spekboom! What is your Carbon Footprint all about? A carbon footprint is "the total set of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an organization, an event (such as travelling) or a product.” Carbon Dioxide is one of the main greenhouse gasses responsible for global warming. To help combat this The Nomad African Trust has developed the Spekboom Carbon Offset project to allow travelers to offset the carbon that is created during their African Holiday. During photosynthesis carbon is absorbed from the atmosphere, reducing the unnaturally high levels that mankind has caused. The planting of trees and vegetation is a                  

Art Scene

The Art of Leda Troedson.

Pulse by Leda Troedson

17 on Loader Guest House has for the past three years been privileged enough to host the permanent retrospective exhibition of the Art of Leda Troedson. The current works on exhibition are but a small fraction of a large body of her work which has never been exhibited. Some biographical information: Leda Troedson (born Rhode) was born in Porterville on the 26th of August 1926 and died in Cape Town after a long illness in March 2005. She was 78 years old. Schooled in Cape Town and educated at the University of Stellenbosch where she studied science (in itself an unusual study choice for women in the 1940’s), she worked for many years at the Medical and Dental Council in Johannesburg before changing career paths and                  

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Nomad African Trust


17 on Loader recognises the need for social responsibility, especially in South Africa. We all share this planet, and as individuals, each of us needs to do our bit to make sure that there is future for our children's children. There are many organisations out there trying to create a better world for us all. Among them in the Nomad African Trust, a Cape Town based Public Benefit Organisation (PBO: 930029752) that was founded in April 2008 and is a registered tax exempt institution. The Trust focuses it’s energies on Southern Africa and has a three pronged approach due to our belief that it is impossible to separate the well being of the people, places and animals from one another. You can assist us in making this vision a                  

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Hills of Africa Travel

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Hills of Africa Travel specializes in customized African safari tours and offer spectacular adventures with personalized and customized service, guaranteed to provide one with the experience of a lifetime. Hills of Africa Travel is a team of extraordinary travel agents and tour operators,based in the USA who are passionate about sharing the magic of Africa through first-hand knowledge and exemplary customer service. Their expert knowledge, experience, and passion for their customers allow us them create a personalized safari adventure of a lifetime for all travelers. For further info, contact: Website Phone from the USA (toll free): 1.800.940.9344 Phone (international): 1.704.464.3273 Fax: 1.704.644.7829 Email:                  

Wine & Wineries

Teach the kids to make cheese at Fairview

Things to do with children during holidays

It’s that time of the year again ... school holidays. Keeping children amused for six weeks or more can be a challenging task for any parent.  An activity that will surely keep your child entertained is the newly launched Junior Cheese Masters at Fairview Wine and Cheese in the Paarl Winelands. Junior Cheese Masters is a fun and educational experience that will teach children how cheese is made, while filling up those little bellies too. Each session will guide your child through the cheese-making process, from seeing how a goat is milked and tasting the fresh milk, to adding the rennet and cutting the curd. The creative corner will supply endless entertainment, including decorating their own cheese container with paint and                  


Public transport details for Lady Gaga Concert

Transport Cape Town

As we all know, Lady Gaga will perform at Cape Town Stadium on Monday 5 December 2012. The City of Cape Town has put an extensive public transport plan in place to transport concert-goers to and from the event. Gates will open at 16:00 on the day, with the main performance scheduled from 21:00 to 23:00. “The City estimates that 45 000 people will attend the concert, so our best advice to concert-goers is to arrive early, make use of public transport if possible and avoid peak hour traffic,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Marketing, Councillor Grant Pascoe. The following arrangements have been made: No parking at or near the Stadium will be available. Concert ticket-holders are encouraged                  


SA’s top talent join the fight against poverty and unemployment

street magaizine sold in south africa

Sixty of South Africa’s top talent have joined the fight against poverty and unemployment this festive season by contributing work pro bono to The Big Issue’s 2012/2013 Collector’s Edition. All 60 contributors submitted work under the theme of “My Big Issue” to create the bumper 92-page edition, printed on high quality paper and featuring the legendary flugelhornist, singer and defiant political voice Hugh Masekela on the cover. The weighty edition boasts a large number of the “who’s who” in South African literary, cartooning, photography, illustration and poetry circles, including Nadine Gordimer, Max du Preez, Ben Trovato, Zapiro, David Bullard, Jodi Bieber, Antjie Krog, Terry Crawford-Browne, Eusebius McKaiser and Damon                  


The launch of Reini Adelbert’s new album “Leave your light on”

Lawyer turned musician Rein Adelbert

Make a point of getting to the launch of Reini Adelbert’s new album “Leave your light on” this Thursday, November 8th at the Brooksider (The Barleycorn Venue), situated at the Villagers Football Club, Claremont. Reini is a Lawyer/Writer/Strategist based in Cape Town who has 6 albums under his belt stretching from as far back as 1978. His most recent album “KarooBlu” was released in 2010. In his own words: "My relationship with music began when I was given an acoustic steel string guitar in the mid 60’s. Despite the absolute low tech of those years, we were completely infused with music communicated via fudgy medium wave on transistor radios from Mozambique and Swaziland. The era buzzed with an energy still tangible today and                  


Anyone Up for a Brandy Cocktail?

The SA Brandy Foundation

The latest buzz in the Cocktail Club world (of which What'sUp has honorary life club membership) is all about - BRANDY COCKTAILS! And the new Mano A Mano, (think THE Mano of Mano's, Green Point fame) is the first Cape culinary destination to launch an exclusive brandy cocktail menu. “This is extremely exciting for brandy producers and mixologists who’ve have been working on developing a delicious variety of brandy cocktails over the last few years”, says Christelle Reade-Jahn of the SA Brandy Foundation “to launch the first exclusive brandy cocktail menu at a venue like Mano A Mano is not only very rewarding for those that have been developing the cocktails, but also thrilling for the diners who’ll be able to experience the                  


Meet the world’s new Madiba in The Big Issue

Magazine called the big issue

As Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi signals for the first time that she will stand for president in the country’s 2015 elections, The Big Issue declares her “the world’s next Madiba” in a lead feature accompanied by a stunning graphic cover. “The comparisons between Aung San Suu Kyi and our own Nelson Mandela are undeniable,” says editor Melany Bendix. “Both were imprisoned for lengthy periods for their political beliefs, both sacrificed their family life for their country and both became worldwide symbols of their nation’s respective struggles for freedom from tyrannical rule.” The comparisons don’t end there, she adds. “As Madiba did with the National Party, Suu Kyi is advocating reconciliation and negotiation with