The latest in ultra chic accommodation is The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa in Knysna, situated on Thesen Island. The original wood fired power station, now turned into a unique boutique hotel, has been beautifully restored and with the old power station still an integral part of what The Turbine has to offer. The Turbine has opened its doors in...
The crème de la crème of coastal and outdoor venues ‘Under the boardwalk, down by the sea…’ and you know how the rest goes. Here in South Africa we’re blessed to have one of the most magnificent coastlines in the world, so why not make the most of it? The plethora of gorgeous coastal and outdoor...
I often wonder why certain places are just beautiful and others not! Well, at Surval, there is absolutely nothing not to like or love! Nestled ‘on the valley’ just outside Oudtshoorn overlooking the Swartberg Mountains, this 18th century homestead turned olive estate is a glorious assault on the senses. The owners, Deon & Michelle van Wyk, are not...
The following are a selection of my favourite venues, travel industry service providers & global travel experiences of 2013. Factors taken into account include but are not limited to: level of service, quality of facilities, overall atmosphere & experience, food, that exceptional quality that differentiates.  Do you agree? I am looking forward to your comments. Contact me on carla@carlarossouw.com should...
This is a selection of my favourite venues, restaurants, travel industry service providers & global travel experiences of 2014. Factors taken into account include but are not limited to: level of service, quality of facilities, overall atmosphere & experience, food, that exceptional quality that differentiates.  Do you agree? I am looking forward to your comments. Contact me on carla@carlarossouw.com should...
Kanonkop House is a beautiful 5-star property with stunning views. Situated in Kanonkop in Knysna it is a tranquil haven overlooking the Knysna Lagoon and Heads. For-out-of-Towner’s, Kanonkop is the area just before the turn-off to Simola and before entering the central business district, from the George / Sedgefield side. This property is owner run by dad Chris (on photo),...
The following are a selection of my favourite experiences of 2012. Factors taken into account include but are not limited to: level of service, quality of facilities, overall atmosphere & experience, food, that exceptional quality that differentiates. Do you agree? I am looking forward to your comments. Contact me on carla@carlarossouw.com should you require more information or to make...
Visit the latest edition of Wealthwise Magazine to read all about the Garden Route. Please click on this link to access the article from page 53. Click here to read our digital December/January edition! http://wealthwisemag.com/wealthwise/http:/wealthwisemag.com/wealthwise/holiday-guide-to-the-scenic-garden-route.html.
Points to consider when starting to plan a corporate conference or event (in alphabetical order) Access routes to venue Advertising Audio visual support Break away rooms Budget Conference program Corporate gifts Date Décor Dietary requirements Disability friendly Draping Duration / start time & end time Entertainment External facilitator Geographical area Group size Internet access  / Wi-Fi capability Lead time Meals Media - external Method of communication - internal Need for business centre on site Parking facilities Printed material Recreational facilities / activities offered by venue...
With reference to a previous article on Hyatt Regency Oubaai giving you all the facts, you can know see more about this venue by visiting my Hyatt Regency Oubaai  Photo Album on Facebook.

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