Visitor Experience of the Year

SAB World of Beer

The SAB World of Beer is the definitive home of beer in South Africa, uncovering the history of this fascinating beverage through a fun, creative and informative tour. The tour explores the origins of beer, offers insights into its South African story and explains the brewing process. It is essential for anyone passionate about beer and curious about its role in South African life. The World of Beer also offers conferencing facilities, a beer tasting and has a restaurant in which guests can enjoy a delicious meal and a cold beer or two. The World of Beer has twice been voted South Africa’s number one tourist attraction and has a five-star TGSCA rating for meetings, exhibitions and special events.

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The Kimberley Vintage Tram

The Vintage Kimberley tram dates back to a time when the town was the " bright lights, big city" of Africa. By 1887, when the tram first started transported people to the ever - expanding Big Hole, the town was flourishing. Today visitors can enjoy the 20 minute ride on the painted orange vintage tram around the Big Hole with its original wooden seats and steering which operates on both side. Visitors will get to experience the life of a original diamond miner, where they will pass historical features with tram such the authentic West End Bar, the Big Hole mining dumps and the original mining shaft, A journey of the past experienced in the present.

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Durban Country Club

The Durban Country Club clubhouse is an impressive, stately, white gabled building in Cape Dutch style constructed in 1924 by architects Wallace Paton and WG (Billy) Moffat. The clubhouse is surrounded by meticulously groomed lawns, a sparkling swimming pool, club amenities and a magnificent world renowned golf course. The Club has become a landmark along Durban’s ‘golden mile’ beachfront and is a valuable role player in the desirable Sporting Precinct. Situated within a short drive from the Durban city centre, the Club provides a welcome retreat for members from the city life – easily accessible for local residents and holidaymakers who enjoy the excellent facilities and leisure pursuits offered at the Club. The clubhouse is also a popular venue for conferences, functions and events. The Club offers a number of excellent restaurants both fine and casual dining accompanied by a superb wine list, an intimate cocktail bar, a traditional bar and a sparkling pool with poolside bar, especially popular in the warmer months, and a very popular KidZone. Make yourself at home at Durban’s warmest place to enjoy family fun and top class sporting facilities. Established in 1922, Durban Country Club boasts a proud history that spans back almost 90 years. Situated only 1 kilometre north of Durban’s “golden mile” beachfront and in the heart of Durban’s thriving sporting precinct – opposite the iconic Moses Mabhida stadium and Kings Park Stadium – the Durban Country Club is the place to meet and have fun. Durban Country Club (DCC) offers not one but two magnificent clubhouses and highly rated courses. On entering the Clubhouse, the luxuriance and richness of the traditional features offers a feeling of worth and tradition. Steeped in history, the clubhouse acts as a showcase for the many memorable events held over the past century featuring honours boards, framed photographs, memorabilia, trophies and gifts, to name but a few, eloquently displayed, which exudes the camaraderie and fellowship of the members.

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Qolweni township tours

qolweni township tours The essence of the Qolweni township tour offered by Ocean Blue Adventures and the Qolweni Development Trust is not only about showcasing local culture and lifestyles; it is about involving the community and offering them the dignity of being self-employed. Our guides are not only locals who live amongst this community but are also eloquent deliverers of the community’s message, their traditions, cultures and their goals for the growth and development of their community. During the tour our guests are given insight into both the daily lives as well as the great potential for the people who are living here. Visiting the crèche, the local essential stores, a sangoma, a home, the pre-school and a shebeen ensures our guests all leave with a hope in their hearts and a smile on their faces. • Walk through tour of Qolweni township • Close and personal interaction with the local community • African cuisine and a beverage at a local shebeen • Understand the life of a Sangoma • Umthombo Theatre choir (on request) • Hand made goods qolweni township tours how the community benefits The funds raised through the township tours and a percentage of Ocean Blue Adventures turnovers are used to pay for the teachers salaries and maintenance of the Siyakhula Pre-school and Qolweni crèche. In these communities almost 60% of kids drop out of school between Grade R and Grade 9 due to them having missed out on the fundamental education building blocks which are taught at pre-schools. The Ocean Blue Group believes these years are so crucial to a child’s development and this is the driving force behind their partnership with these schools. The Qolweni Development Trust not only provides the opportunity for education for these children, it also creates jobs by employing teachers, and feeds the children healthy and substantial meals. Currently the crèche and pre-school have a principal, 7 teachers and 240 children. This Community Development and up-liftment forms an integral part of implementing the ideals of the Ocean Blue Group. graduation As a part of the children’s attendance at the Siyakhula Pre-school every year the Ocean Blue Group hosts a graduation for the children that have complete their 3 years of pre-school education. At this graduation we hold a wonderful ceremony where they ‘graduate’ with cap and gown, and we send them off with back-packs full of equipment and the skills and confidence to enter the primary education environment. field band foundation The Field Band is a dynamic music and dance program that teaches vital life skills of communication, discipline and self-confidence preparing children to become positive contributors to society. This is not simply an Arts program or a just another life skills program, but a dynamic real life incubator. We have on average 500 members who learn to not only master an art form they have passion for, but also learn to innovate creatively together, develop inner discipline, resolve conflicts, work collaboratively for a common purpose, facilitate and empower others. We use the opportunity to expose them to conservation principles and HIV/AIDS education and drug abuse issues. With their 30 plus performances a year at town and sporting events they develop values and an identity that enables them to respect the rights of others and to confidently advance themselves in society. Sabrina Love Foundation: Sabrina love foundation The Sabrina Love Foundation started in 2003, was set up to honour the memory of Sabrina Lubner, daughter of Suzy and Tony (Director of Ocean Blue Adventures). The objective of the Foundation is to care for ALL children within the area of Plettenberg Bay that have special needs. Currently the Foundation provides a full daycare facility as well as full time professional therapists working in the field providing home care, training, equipment, medication and facilitation of these children into mainstream society. Currently 99% of all children in Plettenberg Bay and their families requiring assistance receive support from the Foundation.

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Natal Events

In partnership with Durban tourism, we coordinate, manage and host delegates from outside the country and experience KZN

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Mankwe GAMETRACKERS

Mankwe Gametrackers is the largest outdoor adventure activity business in the North West province of South Africa. Based at the iconic Sun City resort next to the malaria free Big Five Pilanesberg National Park, it conducts Game Drives, Bush Walks and Hot Air Balloon Safaris inside the Park, and Quad Biking, Archery, Team Building activities, Rhino Tracking and the Wallow, a catered venue, inside the resort.

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