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Skydive South Africa Southern Tip #2 Friday 08 March 2019

Skydive South Africa Southern Tip 2

Outdoor Parachuting Classic #6 - Skydive South Africa Southern tip #2

Arniston, South Africa, is a small picturesque fishing village that is named after a sailing ship that in 1815 sunk on a reef just north-east of Cape Agulhas - the southernmost tip of South Africa. It was on the way to England, coming from Ceylon with a large number of wounded soldiers and was missing the necessary instrument to navigate safely. Only six out of the 378 souls on board lived to tell the story. The village is flanked by two nature reserves containing a large variety of ground, air and sea wildlife. Miles of empty beaches, dunes, caves and a great viticulture surround this location. Arniston is the core location of our event Skydive South Africa Southern tip.

There is usually not a drop zone in Arniston. We are combining forces with the Parachute Association of South Africa to set up a base from which we will do excursions using a Cessna 182 to experience this unique landscape and landmarks. We aim to land on and perhaps even take off from several different locations during the five days of jumping which are surrounded by another few days of exploring the Cape Town area together. The dive plan of the skydives will focus on the group experience and history of the landscape combined with landing your parachutes on another place than the aircraft took off from. A bus, fitting everyone on the event will cater for the transportation of the group around Africa's southernmost tip. For example, the bus will take us on the opening peninsula tour, it will take us home from the wine tasting and it will take us home from the shark diving experience.

The event is hosted by Will Penny and Johannes Bergfors. There are six slots open for participants and they will first be offered to participants of the three previous Skyfari events and if any remain we will open the registration to the public.

It is the first time there will be skydiving arranged like this in South Africa and because of the small event size we can and will have to be very dynamic in our decision making of where to go and how to plan our week. We will together find solutions for the logistical challenges that might arise. We are in Africa and we’re setting up our own temporary DZ, bringing in the aircraft, drivers, fuel and ground crew who all are also staying with our group. If you are up for experiencing this region with us from ground, air and sea we are very excited to have you with us.

The event starts and finish together in Cape Town.

We highly recommend to arrive a few days early
March 8 - Arrival day, Cape Town
March 9 - Acclimatization day with Cape Peninsula tour, Cape Town
March 10 - Acclimatization day and drive to Arniston.
March 11 to March 15 - Jumping and experience days
March 16 - Drive to Cape Town for one last night together with closing dinner.
March 17 - Departure day, Cape Town

The price of the event is €4000 and it includes everything except for drinks and flights in and out of Cape Town:

-All ground transportation from arrival to departure
-Full board for all the visit - three healthy meals per day. Breakfast made to order, lunch and dinner with the group. If you’ve been with us before you know that we have a high standard on food.
- Maximum 8 jumps from Cessna - altitude is depending on location and weather.
-Shark diving experience (you may stay on the boat if you prefer)
-2 nights in Cape Town at the start of the trip
-6 Nights in Arniston
-Last nights stay in Cape Town
-Cape Peninsula tour
-Wine tasting
-Water and snacks
-South African Skydiving Federation Membership

For this event we have the following requirements from you:
-A minimum of 500 jumps
-A working AAD
-Travel Insurance and third part liability insurance valid for skydiving
-A minimum of 50 jumps on the wing you will use for the event

A deposit of €1500 is required to confirm your slot. You may also choose to pay the full amount at once. Contact Johannes Bergfors or Will Penny for registration and payment information.

Contact : https://www.facebook.com/events/312341386193088/

Bazique Festival 2019 Friday 15 March 2019

Bazique Festival 2019

To all those that were there for Bazique 2018, we salute you!

To anyone that didn't make it, come find out why Bazique was the most talked about festival of the season… an astonishing playground of immersive entertainment and revelry born out of Cape Town’s arts community, with a cheeky twist of the UK's Secret Garden Party.

Our collective creative imaginations have been running wild… stay tuned for updates here!

Buy now: https://bazique.howler.co.za/events/3747

No Under 20 event

Skryfkuns, Konsert & Cognac Naweek Friday 15 March 2019

Skryfkuns Konsert Cognac Naweek

SKRYFKUNS, KONSERT & COGNAC NAWEEK
15-17 MAART 2019
Angora Stud Gasteplaas Bonnievale

Kom skryf jou eie storie met Riana Scheepers
Musiek deur Niël Rademan & Lucas Heinen
Cognac Proe met Johann Loubser

Onkoste: R3000 PP (alles ingesluit)
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Verblyfkostes: R1100 PP

Kontak: info@angorastud.co.za

#angorastud #bonnievale #skryfkuns #cognacproe #retreatweekend #musiek #konsert #nielrademan #rianascheepers #lucasheinen #johannloubser

Niël Rademan Produksies / Hessequa Harmonie
Riana Scheepers Johann Loubser
Rozitha Oosthuizen
Angora Stud Guest Farm & Classic Car Collection

Spitbraai & Live music at The Singing Cook Restaurant Sunday 17 March 2019

Spitbraai Live music at The Singing Cook Restaurant

Take a drive out and come chill! At Rivendell wine estate and the Singing Cook Restaurant, near Botriver, just off the N2 to Caledon. Take the road to Hermanus and at The Kleinmond turnoff, just go past and look to your right. A Lamb Spitbraai with 4 roasted veggies, 2 salads and dessert. You pay R220. Come on over!!

2019 Absa Cape Epic Sunday 17 March 2019

2019 Absa Cape Epic

The Absa Cape Epic is a physically grueling and mentally demanding mountain bike multi-stage race. It is hosted in South Africa’s Western Cape region amidst arguably some of the most beautiful natural surroundings in Africa. Every year the race follows a different route that takes riders through rugged terrain, up rocky climbs and down thrilling technical descents. It is an eight-day journey that has, over the years, become a rite of passage for mountain bikers the world over.

The race attracts professional and serious amateur entrants from across the planet that participate in two-person teams. It’s a test of skill, fitness, partnership, equipment and mettle and provides a rider experience that is a benchmark for world mountain biking.

Contact : https://www.facebook.com/events/212862779627736/

Arno Carstens live at The Gecko Sunday 17 March 2019

Arno Carstens live at The Gecko

Date: 17 March
Time: Doors open 7pm Music starts 8.30pm
Venue: The Gecko, Hermanus
Address: New Harbour, Hermanus, 7200
Tickets: R200 at the venue
Bookings: 028 312 4665

The Gecko, Hermanus presents Arno Carstens

Arno Carstens, platinum selling singer songwriter, has released multiple albums with a string of successful singles & awards including Best Rock Album, Best Alternative Album & Song of the Year. He’s toured with INXS, U2 & Rolling Stones & performed internationally at Glastonbury, Hard Rock Calling & VFestival. He’s been called “The godfather of South African Rock” by Mail & Guardian & Sunday Times have hailed him as “One of the most prolific songwriters & performers of our time”

Arno’s performance includes hits from his career as front man of cult rock band Springbok Nude Girls, many of the beloved & most celebrated songs from his career as an English solo artist & some popular cover tracks. Arno performs a bilingual set & includes tracks from his Afrikaans album “Die Aandblom 13”

http://www.arnocarstens.com
http://www.arnocarstensfineart.com

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/arnocarstensmusic
TWITTER https://twitter.com/ArnoCarstens
INSTA https://www.instagram.com/arnocarstensmusic/

Walk on the Wildside Monday 18 March 2019

Walk on the Wildside

The course will be an introduction to nature and participants will learn more about the forms of life around us, how everything fits together in the circle of life. We will first look at Classification and Taxonomy to ease into our modules which will include knowledge of Birds, Mammals & Flora.This course will be for participants who love and are passionate about nature conservation and the outdoors, especially those who would like to know and learn more about other forms of life around them in a fun way and who love the natural environment. Upon finishing the course participants will be able to name, be familiar with and aware of other forms of life around them and be able to be ethical when enjoying nature. A medium fitness level is required as there will be some walking, and participants should be over 18 years old. The course will include field trips and interaction with nature.

BE PREPARED! Hat, wellingtons, raincoat, binoculars, camera,water bottle and any field guide books

Jonathan Booysen is a long term resident of Swellendam. He is a passionate qualified CATHSETTA and DEAT registered Tourist Guide who loves nature and the outdoors. He believes that there should be a state of harmony between man and land. He loves to share his vast knowledge and passion, not only of larger animals but also of small creatures and plants.

Contact : https://www.facebook.com/events/599837420481420/

Launch Of Funky Fynbos Fest Meeting Monday 18 March 2019

Launch Of Funky Fynbos Fest Meeting

RSVP: 15 March 2019 to doulene@gansbaaitourism.co.za or 082 841 1670

Date: 18 March 2019
Time: 18:30
Venue: Gansbaai Tourism Conference Hall

Funky Fynbos Festival launch meeting and we are looking for people to actively serve and contribute to the committee, share ideas, sponsors and general support.

Any other suggestions welcome.

Conveners for the harbour event needed:

Stalls
Children's activities
Entertainment / Music
Fynbos Display
Fynbos Exhibits
Cooking with Fynbos
Media
Marketing

More information and responsibilities of portfolios can be obtained from Doulene Els at 082 841 1670 or doulene@gansbaaitourism.co.za

Refreshments will be served.

Arniston & Overberg Educational Photo-Tour 2019 Thursday 21 March 2019

Arniston Overberg Educational Photo Tour 2019

Contact : https://www.facebook.com/events/438814836577091/

Reforest Fest Friends Weekend 2019 Friday 22 March 2019

Reforest Fest Friends Weekend 2019

A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC, HEART AND SOIL!

Reforest Fest is Africa’s largest annual reforestation festival! Each March, we bring people together in Platbos Forest in partnership with the Platbos Forest Reserve to plant thousands of trees, dance to live local bands, learn with sustainability leaders, camp under the stars, and be inspired by positive collective action.

MUSIC:

‣ Grassy Spark
‣ The Steezies
‣ Don't Poke The Bear
‣ Toby2shoes
‣ Jews For Techno
‣ DJ Crashlove
‣ Ali B
‣ Vukazithathe
‣ Jason Barty
‣ Frances Clare
‣ Devin Harmer
‣ Live Lounge
‣ Jeremy de Tolly

ACTIVITIES:

As always, we’ve jam-packed our Friends Weekend full of delightful things to do and experience:

‣ JOY MOVEMENT

YOGA & MEDITATION:

‣ Provided by ReUnion Yoga
‣ Vinyasa with Carelene De Jager
‣ Budokon with Carmen Petre

TALKS:

‣ Ian McCullum/ Rediscovering Ourselves in Nature
‣ Claudia Waller/ Africa by Bicycle
‣ Petco/ This T-shirt is made from Plastic Bottles
‣ Camila Lopez / Impact0
‣ Sarah Kennan / Leonista

WORKSHOPS & WALKS:

‣ Workshop: Carlo Randall / First People Indigenous
‣ Walk: Francois Krige / Platbos Forest
‣ Workshop: Jess Tyrrell / Wilderdom

Find out more at www.reforestfest.com
Join the #Treevolution!

#RFF19

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PS: If you have kids in tow, maybe you'd like to join us for the Reforest Fest Family Weekend 2019?

Contact : https://www.facebook.com/events/1047130965448809/

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