We want you to share your journey through the countryside with us. But not just any journey… we want you to share with us the very best of what the South African countryside has to offer – the places you’ve already ticked off your own personal bucket list, so others might add it to theirs.
The Prizes up for grabs are as follows:
1.A 2 night stay for 4 at the Paul Wallace wine farm in Elgin + a wine and chocolate pairing to the value of R3200.
2.A 2 night stay for 2 guests in a self-catering luxury chalet at Kgalagadi Lodge to the value of R 1 800.
3.Roodeberg Picnic Hamper worth R1 800.
4.6 bottles of Backsberg Sparkling MCC worth R780.
To enter simply read more about these fantastic prizes and scroll down to the entry form at the bottom of the page. Hurry entries close at the end of February 2018.
1st Place: WIN 2 nights for 4 at Paul Wallace wine farm in Elgin
Get 2 nights mid-week accommodation in one of the cottages on the Paul Wallace wine farm in Elgin (winner + 3) with a wine and chocolate pairing all to the value of R3 200.00
How it all began…. Paul and Nicky Wallace purchased their 25-hectare farm in September 2003 and immediately set out to create their own little piece of heaven. Paul is a viticultural consultant and here, at last, he could practise what he has advised and encouraged other farmers to do in their vineyards.
It has long been Paul’s belief that the cool-climate region of Elgin, previously best known for its apples and pears, is one of the most exciting developing wine regions within the South African wine industry and indeed internationally.
The Golden Delicious and Granny Smit orchards have been replaced by plantings of Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec and Pinot Noir, changing the face of the farm entirely. During winter 2016 our first Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc vines were planted and the Malbec vineyard is in the process of being extended, taking our planted area up to 12 hectares. While what we plant on the remaining four hectares of arable land is still hotly debated at the dinner table, cattle graze peacefully on the rolling pastures.
The whole family are very much involved in whatever vineyard activity needs to be done, from tipping vines, clearing alien vegetation as well as the training and trellising of young vines. The contribution of sons, Mark and Bobby, both winemaking graduates and currently employed by other brands within the Elgin Valley is acknowledged on the farm signboard which they insist bear their names!
Paul and Nicky have recently completed some extensive renovations to the farm buildings. Two labourer’s cottages have been refurbished into self-catering accommodation whilst a third cottage has been converted into a charming tasting room which is open every Saturday from 10.30 am – 5pm. If there is rugby at Newlands they may close a tad early and head on through to watch the match. If the Stormers/Province game is away you are welcome to watch it on the DSTv screen in their tasting room. The tasting room can be visited any time during the week, Sundays or Public Holidays by prior arrangement. An added bonus all adding to the warm hospitality you will experience is that the wines have been paired with delicious Belgian chocolate.
Surrounded by vineyards, abundant bird life, natural dams (one of which is stocked with Largemouth Bass) and unparalleled sunsets, Wallovale Vineyards, the Home of Paul Wallace Wines, is a little piece of paradise.
2nd Place: WIN a 2 night stay at Kgalagade Lodge for 2 people
Kgalagadi Lodge – Where rugged terrain and luxury meet! One lucky reader stands the chance of winning a two-night stay for two guests in a self-catering luxury chalet at Kgalagadi Lodge to the value of R 1 800.
Kgalagadi Lodge, situated between the red sand dunes of the Kalahari, is the ideal desert haven where modern meets wilderness. Two-hundred and fifty kilometres away from Upington Airport, and only five kilometres from the popular Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, this family-owned and operated lodge is perfectly located for excitement-seeking travellers.
Whether you’re looking for a pit stop en route to your destination, looking to explore the famous national park, or simply looking for the perfect getaway; Kgalagadi Lodge offers various services to meet every guest’s needs. With a 50-seater restaurant offering authentic, South African cuisine; a fully-stocked grocery shop and bakery, and picnic packs available for guests visiting the park, the lodge offers everything you could possibly need for your holiday – all under one roof.
With an array of 32 strategically placed chalets, Kgalagadi Lodge offers 3-star family, luxury, standard and business chalets, as well as 19 4-star campsites, each with its own ablution block and four of which are situated alongside their own chalet. To add to the luxurious amenities available, the Lodge offers a swimming pool and a fire pit. Whether you’re looking to see the sunrise in the early morning, or stare in wonder into the starry sky, the accommodation available at Kgalagadi Lodge offers the best views to mesmerise and ensure your return.
NEW at Kgalagadi Lodge
Kgalagadi Lodge now offers camel rides as one of the many activities to enjoy during your visit. The guided camel rides can be enjoyed by five people at a time. Ages six and younger has to be accompanied by an adult and seven years and older can ride on their own. We invite families to come and enjoy this unique and fun-filled experience on our relaxing trail amongst the beautiful red sand dunes.
Kgalagadi Lodge has so much respect for these exotic animals and therefore, the rides are only available from 16h00 to 18h00, daily to make sure our friends get lots of rest in between their shifts.
Cost: R 150 per person for a 15 minute camel ride. Reservations can be made at reception, a day in advance. To make a booking, please call 082 303 8768 | 083 225 0331.
3rd Place: Roodeberg Picnic Hamper worth R1 800
Enjoy the outdoors this summer with a fabulous hamper that will glam up any picnic.
One lucky winner will receive a hamper worth R1 800 including:
- Bottle of Roodeberg
- Roodeberg bottle opener
- Roodeberg jute bag
- 2x wine glasses
- Roodeberg branded picnic blanket
- Home-made jam, honey and bread mix
- Giant Domino game
An ageless recipe that has stood the test of time, Roodeberg is a fine South African red wine, delivering the same consistent quality in a new way, vintage after vintage.
4th Place: 6 bottles of Backsberg Sparkling MCC worth R780
Pale, Golden colour with nose of straw bale, apple orchard and peaches, hint of strawberry from the pinot noir. Light toasted biscuit with flavours of green apple and pear and a mouth-filling mousse. Full with a zesty, citrus finish and long aftertaste. This MCC is an excellent wine to enjoy with seafood, starters and desserts. www.backsberg.co.za
All you need to do is enter your details below, attach an image and send it to us.
Rules of the competition
- The prize is not transferable, nor is it redeemable for cash.
- Prize is subject to availability and valid for six months
- The prize excludes transport to the destination, catering, beverages, gratuities, telephone and any other extras.
Winners will be randomly selected. Entries close on Wednesday, 28 February 2018. Best of luck!
*Please note that no photographs will be used for any advertising or commercial purposes. Only original photographic entries will be published with express permission of the entrant via our website.