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This famous landmark tree is well worth a visit - at a height of 36m, circumference of 8.5m and an estimated 800-900 year-old, “The Big Tree” towers over the other trees in the canopy, being the largest of the giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees in the Krisjan-se-Nek area, near Diepwalle Forest Station. It is about a 10 minute walk. The big tree is also known as the Kind Edward V11 tree.
Enoch Sontonga, a Methodist school teacher, composed Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika in 1897. Initially it was a church hymn and later became a political call to end apartheid. Compositionally unusual, the key shifts in the middle. Five of the eleven official South African languages are included, namely – Xhosa, Zulu, Sesotho, Afrikaans and English.
Wine pairing can be enjoyed at local gourmet restaurants, by visiting world-renowned wine estates or can be set up at an event as a relaxing networking activity. Pairing options range from gourmet meals and cheeses to chocolate, canapés, local delicacies and more. Wine stewards are trained in assisting guests with selecting the best suited wines to complement the culinary fare.
Experiencing the best of South African ‘rainbow cuisine’ - the unique and intertwined variety of multicultural inspirations and stages - is a highlight of any trip to South Africa.
Influences range from indigenous African people, the Dutch since 1652, German, French, Italian, Greek and British since 1805 and their Indo-Asian slaves.
In 1983 a pair of African penguins were spotted on Foxy Beach at Boulders Beach Simon’s Town and in 1985 they began to lay. Since then the colony has grown rapidly. By 1997 there were 2350 adult birds. Such a quick growth of the colony was the result of immigration, particularly from Dyer Island, as well as by reproduction.
Deep within the shadows of the dense valley bushveld of the Sundays River region of the Eastern Cape lies the Addo Elephant National Park. Here, the evenings are punctuated by the strident howl of the black-backed jackal, and the francolin's call heralds each new dawn. Safe from relentless persecution in the past, the grey leviathans of the bush now roam in peace.