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DESCRIPTIONThe Property Mag KZN September 2011
Propertydecor, trends, luxury, design & real estate
KWAZULU-NATALEst. 2004, Issue 223
Winner of 10 publishing awards
Le DomaineA FRENCH SUCCESS STORY
AL FRESCO ENTERTAINMENT
Frank Berkeley, Managing Executive, Nedbank Corporate Property Finance, on why commercial property is holding up well
NEW DINING TREATS
BENGUELAS COVETABLE COVE
THE FIFTH ELEMENT
INSPIRED BY WATER,
EARTH, AIR, FIRE
ARCHITECTURE, NATURALLYDESIGN MARVELS THAT MELT INTO THE LANDSCAPE
September/October 2011 | 1
ON THE COVERLe Domaine lifestyle village
for the active over-50s. See
page 28 for details.
10 HOT DECOR & DESIGNLandscaper Clinton
Potgieter, an eco-friendly
fabric range and a trove of
22 IN YOUR ELEMENT The latest in modern
outdoor furniture inspired
by the ve elements wind,
earth, air, re and Man.
7 A TRUSTED SIGNATUREExecutive Chef Roberto
De Carvalhos homely
restaurant opens its doors
amid the hustle and bustle of
8 HOT PLATECeleb chef Reuben Riffel,
a health-focused caf,
a designer noodle bar,
and a new restaurant by
14 WHATS ONThis months hot events.
40 A SLICE ABOVEWhy golf estate living
is becoming par for the
course, and six of the best
developments around SA.
56 TREND WATCHOur favourite home
accessories that can be
used indoors and outdoors
with equal air.
12 HOT INDULGENCEOur hot new section looks
at grooming for gentlemen,
genuine celeb fashion for the
taking, sea bling, and Pieter
Scholtzs new book.
36 WIN!A luxury breakaway worth
over R28 000!.
48 SOCIETYOut and about with
16 A COVETABLE COVEA masterpiece of
that blends in perfectly with
the landscape at Benguela
Cove Lagoon Wine Estate.
32 ARCHITECTURE, NATURALLY Discover architectural
rm VDMMA and four of
their distinctive homes
inspired by nature.
28 LE DOMAINE A FRENCH SUCCESS STORYView the lifestyle estates
43 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY HOLDING UP WELLNedbanks Frank Berkeley
shares his insight.
44 RESIDENTIALThe relaunch of Far
Horizons, and a new,
estate on La Lucia Ridge.
45 COMMERCIALA new shopping mall for
Harding, and a long-overdue
upgrade for Overport City.
50 INTERNATIONALVietnams four-star resort,
and help with investing
52 SEYCHELLESCreole elegance at Four
Seasons Seychelles, and
Phase 1 of Eden Island
2 | September/October 2011
is month you really must
Entertaining outdoors is a luxury not many countries can boast about, but South Africas climate makes al fresco dining simply a must. This month The Property Magazine delves into outdoor living and entertainment by inviting Mother Natures four elements, Water, Earth, Air and Fire, with a helping hand from Man, to reveal their hot products and trends for the warmer months.
Even if you dont have an outside living area, you can still join in the fun. I love entertaining, but Im constrained by apartment living. Instead, my family and I opt for days in the park. We hold birthday parties, brunches and other get-togethers against a lush landscape of trees, owerbeds and the occasional duck.
There is something quite delicious about long, lavish Sunday picnics, basking in the sun with good food, good wine and good company; in fact my favourite kind of day. The type where the kids play on the grass and laugh under the sprinklers; ants unobtrusively invade the picnic blanket;
and we grown-ups (and I use that term loosely) while away the daylight hours lazily catching up.
Even as the hour passes and the shadows tentatively appear, one can still nd that last ray of sunlight to sit under and enjoy its lingering touch on the cheek.
And once the Sun has stretched its arms to full length in a sleepy yawn and nally gone to bed and the Sky has thrown on its indigo dusk coat, you linger longer because the air is still warm and the gentle breeze is laced with the faint scent of honeysuckle and jasmine. Simply perfect simply spring.
Continue supporting the Boks. And what better way
to enjoy them in action at the World Cup than with a
glass of fellow sportsman Ernie Elss specially released
SA Rugby wines. Available from major retailers, there
is an SA Rugby White (Sauvignon Blanc) and an SA
Rugby Red (Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon blend).
Get to a park! And lap up natures bounty and plenty
of sunshine. Spread out a picnic blanket at Walter
Sisulu or Kirstenbosch national botanical gardens. Plus,
gear up for Kirstenboschs and Emmarentia Dams Old
Mutual Encounters Summer Concerts coming soon.
And on 18 September, Old Mutuals Spring Spectacular
Concert will be on at the Durban Botanic Gardens.
Fly Forest canopy tours are the perfect way to
spend a spring day. Glide over the treetops and get a
birds-eye view of nature at Karkloof, the Drakensberg,
Magaliesberg or Tsitsikamma. canopytour.co.za
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SAPOA Property Journalism Awards 2011: Winner Best Property Publication Nedbank Property Association Awards 2010: Winner Mover & Shaker Award (Tony Vaughan) PICA Awards 2009: Winner Special Award, Overall Publishing Excellence PICA Awards 2008: Winner Consumer Magazines, Largely Free Distribution, and Highly Commended: Editorial Excellence, Public Interest Writer of the Year (Ed Suter) 20th SAB Environmentalist of the Year & Environmental Journalists of the Year Awards 2008: Winner Merit Award, Print & Internet SAPOA Property Journalism Awards 2008: Winner Best Property Publication, and Special Mention Property Feature Journalist (Ed Suter) PICA Awards 2007:B2B Publishing Excellence, Leisure Mondi Magazine Awards 2005: Winner Foresight SAPPI PICA Awards 2005: Winner Philip Tyler Trophy for Innovation in Magazine Publishing Brandhouse Media Owners Challenge Awards 2005:Winner Innovation in Publishing SAPPI PICA Awards 2005: B2B Highly Commended Mondi Magazine Awards 2004: Industry Finalist
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