The Western Cape and in particular Cape Town and surrounding areas are suffering from the worst drought in decades. Dam levels are critically low and in a matter of a few weeks the city could be without water. Fortunately, water supply at Pearl Valley is being supplemented by a 1.5 Ml/day water purification plant.
The water is sourced from boreholes on the property, it is then treated via its own water purification plant. This plant was built at a cost of R16 million and will supply drinking water to all the homes in Pearl Valley as well as Val de Vie.
Each household will still have to comply with the water restrictions imposed by the Drakenstein Municipality. The purification plant merely guarantees owners and guests a source of clean water.
The annual Mossel Bay Dias & Port Festival will be staged in Mossel Bay from 03 February to 04 February 2018. Festivities start at 09h00 on Saturday and 10h00 on Sunday. Once again this is attracting some of South Africa’s top performers, DJs and artists.
The recently completed Pearl Valley Hotel was opened in June 2017. The hotel consist of a number of 1 and 2 bedroomed luxury suites that are arranged in two storey apartment blocks. Unit 504 does not form part of the rental pool units and thus this 2 bedroomed unit can be booked privately though Golf Safari SA.
A golf break is a perfect way to embrace the sport you love as well as experience some of the most stunning and desirable golf courses that the world has to offer. But before you think about booking your golf holiday, there are a few things for you to consider…
The annual Diaz Festival will be held from 3 February 2016 to 7 February 2016. The festival is held in Mossel Bay, more specifically around the Bartolomeu Dias Museum. Patrons can look forward to performances of top South African singers as well as local bands. Folk dancing, flag jumps and a motor sport gymkhana also will be hosted.
Artists that will be performing include: Emo Adams, Ray Dylan, Blackbyrd, Manie Jackson, Dr Victor, Hemelbesem, Lianie May, Michael Lindt and Lloyd Cele.
The Pinnacle Point Caves which are situated within the Pinnacle Point Golf Estate are destined to become a World Heritage Site. Application to UNESCO has been made for the Pinnacle Point cave complex to become a world heritage site. As part of this application, a buffer zone has been declared. The exiting development rights are not affected, but any new developments must make an application to Heritage Western Cape.
The Pinnacle Point Caves are situated close to the golf club house. Some remarkable discoveries have been made in these caves which date back 162 000 years: the human consumption of shellfish, the use of ochre for decorative purposes and the use of heat treatment for the manufacturing of weapons and other tools.
Pinnacle Point Caves in the Cliffs below the magnificent golf course
Golf is a great sport if you want to stay fit and take part in a fun activity throughout the year. Unfortunately, this can also be an injury prone sport without the right level of care and attention, play on a regular basis and injury prevention should be foremost in your mind.
Injuries can happen due to bizarre accidents, moments of madness from players, or simply through not warming up properly prior to a game. Continue reading
Play any sports and it’s nice to break a record if you can. Whether it’s the most goals scored during a soccer match, or the heaviest carp fish caught under competition conditions, if you are passionate about individual sports, you’ll want to beat your fellow competitors.
Golf is no difference. Spend time at any of our premier resorts and not only will you stay in the most amazing accommodation, there’s a good chance you might just set a golfing record of your own. Continue reading
Superstition is a very common in sports. Professional athletes have their own rituals before stepping onto the course, field or court. Examine sports across the world and you’ll quickly see players and teams engaging in rituals, designed to steady nerves and boost confidence.
When all’s said and done, athletes are judged on their successes and failures. Gaining that competitive edge is paramount. This is the reason why athletes the world over place significant emphasis on superstitions.
Perhaps the most famed golfing superstition is the one that Tiger Woods observes. Anyone that knows anything about golf will be aware that come the final round of any major or tournament Tiger Woods wears a red shirt. His reasoning is that his mother taught him that red is a power colour, giving Tiger that extra element of confidence on the day. Continue reading
Golf is a sport known as a gentleman’s game. Golf isn’t a game necessarily known for being a dangerous game. Indeed, compared with high impact sports, golf is surely one of the safest sports that can be played.
However, there are some courses in the world that don’t seem to adhere to that trend. If you’re looking for a thrill seeking round, these courses are sure to appeal. If you’re looking for a relaxing round, these courses may not suit you. Continue reading