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  1. 1. Trouble viewing this email? View in your browser Website Welcome Index Property for Sale We have 57,000 registered non-profit organizations in South Africa. Every Weekly Property Feature Guesthouses/Hotels one of these has a great idea or initiative and the heart to make a positive New Release Property difference in our country. Developments From the Desk of Marcel Winelands Properties Deacon Does this not tell us something about the people of South Africa? International Property   International Property Property for Rent South Africans have good hearts and great warmth of spirit. “Umnutu Articles Accommodation SA ngumuntu nga bantu” translates as a person is a person through other Events/ Things to do News Cafe people – the essence of ubuntu thrives in South Africa. Recipes   2010 Fifa World Cup We are in the final stages of layout and design with our next book which will Property Finance be available in the first quarter of next year.   The Susan Deacon Property Group instills pride in each of us for being South African, and achieves it with a smile.   We would like to thank our clients for the overwhelming support you have given us. We live in an awesome country!   Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation!  National BRAAI DAY this coming  Friday so lets celebrate in true South African style. Weekly Property Feature                 PLETTENBERG BAY - R15 900 000   GREYTON - R4 850 000         Every town has a resting place for the   body and soul. Well, Greyton none PORT ELIZABETH - R6 300 000 AWARD WINNING GUEST LODGE.   the less with this gem. About a AA Four Star - portfolio "luxury". Set   century ago this house was built This beautiful 6 Bedroom lodge is along the banks of the Bitou River,   together with the church as one of the situated on the Swartkops River, just one of the most picturesque areas of first buildings of Greyton. After outside Port Elizabeth. It is a few Plettenberg Bay. Watch the birds on recently being renovated it now offers minute stroll to the unspoilt beaches the river from your bed, explore the visitors a homely base from where to of Bluewater Bay and nearby Bitou Valley by cannoe or visit one of explore the mountains, fresh amenities. Port Elizabeth is the Plettenberg Bays many beaches, golf cobbling river, classic houses and capital of the Eastern Cape and is courses, vineyards game farms and cosy town-centre. Here you have the well known for its Blue Flag beaches shops , all just minutes away.The unique opportunity to enjoy the piece, and nearby tourist attractions like beautifully maintained property is   tranquility and crime free lifestyle all Addo National Elelphant Park. The 4,6ha with 200m river frontage. There year round. In many ways you will Swartkops River is a notorious are 70 lemon trees and four horse enjoy this much more than just fishing spot for locals. paddocks. The owners home, set another home from home, but who Read more. separately from the guest knows maybe you will experience a accommodation, has three   Tramonto - Weddings & Events piece of unexpected heaven. bedrooms (mes) and second Read more. bathroom.   Read more.     New Release Property          
  2. 2.             STELLENBOSCH - R6 450 000 KNYSNA - R4 200 000        To the best of our knowledge this is the largest log home   of its kind, in South Africa. (Stave construction,vertical log,   Exclusive country homestead on a small farm situated in short log horzontal , French Canadian piece-en piece) the middle of the winelands close to famous wine estates like Meerlust and Spier Estate. The property is The property is on 3 hectares and is about 20km's from surrounded by vineyards and there is a possibility to Knysna in a quiet cul-de-sac, surrounded by agricultural extend the property with several hectares. Beautiful land, smallholdings, with sheep, cows, horses, etc. The gardens with rolling lawns and a dam. From the slope from the top is gentle with good water catchment entrance, with stone pillars and classic wrought iron and there are 3 dams with a large one at the bottom of gates, a tree lined driveway is leading to the homestead. the property. The large dam appears to be fed by a The country style house has verandahs on 3 sides and spring, since it did not dry out like others in the area, spacious rooms. Furniture can be separate purchased.  during the recent drought. Read more. Read more. From the Desk of Marcel Deacon NATIONAL BRAAI DAY - Let's celebrate As South Africans, a lekker braai is an important part of our heritage. We want to help you celebrate this occasion by providing you with first-class wines at unbelievable prices, as well as giving you the ingredients to one of the best BBQ's ever.   Brows the wine selection from Wine Web South Africa     We congratulate Jan Scannel on breaking the world record for the longest braai (and for bringing the record back to South Africa “where it belongs”).   We’ve included below a snippet which appears on the braai page of the book, Awesome South Africa.   Braai-ing is the only type of cooking a "real" man will do. When a man volunteers to do such cooking, the following chain of events unfold:   1.  The woman goes to the store. 2.  The woman fixes the salad, vegetables and  dessert. 3.  The woman places the meat for cooking on a tray 4.  The woman puts out  the necessary cooking utensils, 5.  The woman takes the meat to the man, lounging  beside the grill, drinking a beer. 6.  The man places the meat on the grill. 7.  The  woman sets the table and checks the vegetables. 8.  The man takes the meat off the  grill and hands it to the woman. 9.  After eating, the woman clears the table and does  the dishes. 10. The man asks the woman how she enjoyed "her night off". And, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women.            HAPPY BRAAI-ING!! and you can read more about were it all started at Braai 4 Heritage International Property FLEURS DE CANNES - MAURITIUS    The Villas Fleurs de Cannes were designed according to the promoters and investors expectations of a Tropical habitat. Fleurs de Cannes Villas honour the high standard expected of a well designed house, both in functionnality , space, comfort, security and high quality environment. Villa Fleurs de Cannes will definitely charm its owners. 17 T5 villas of 225 mm at the heart of a secured allotment with swimming pool/kiosk, overhanging a green valley. Within a few steps of hot white sanded beaches and crystal clear lagoons of Grand Bay. Enjoy the sweeping views and relax at your new recreational centre offering squash sports and a fitness room. Be among the first to acquire one of the 17 Fleurs de Canness RES villas, a new real estate project to be developed by Heritage Promo Ltd on a 8 352 mm site in the white sand beaches region of Northern Grand Bay. Enjoy sweeping views of enchanting land of billowing sugar cane fields, breathtaking sunlit mountain ranges and turquoise coloured lagoons.
  3. 3. sweeping views of enchanting land of billowing sugar cane fields, breathtaking sunlit mountain ranges and turquoise coloured lagoons. The villas Fleurs de Canness are designed so that their construction is in harmony with its landscape environment. Only one type of villa was distributed across the plot, in order to adapt the construction as well as possible to the weak slope ground. Constructions are established closest to natural ground. Entry and exit to the residence are done through a principal access guarded by a security officer and is to the south- east of the site. The principal alley which serves all 17 villas is planted with royal palm trees. The whole plot was designed in such a way to guarantee a home feeling of peace, calm and serenity. Read more. Articles INTERNET REVOLUTION FOR AFRICA   Businesses across Africa are expecting a revolution in HERITAGE DAY TO CELEBRATE WORLD CUP internet access, technology and costs as a result of the rush of new undersea cables connecting the continent. On 24 September 2010, South Africa celebrates its national Heritage Day, which aims to highlight and More than 90% of business decision-makers across promote the country's diverse cultural expressions - Africa are expecting prices to drop and competition to such as music, languages, food, and craft - and increase dramatically, according to the Telecoms Trends heritage. These important factors together contribute in Africa 2010 report, released today by World Wide Worx significantly to nation building. and Database 360. During this year’s Heritage Month, the South African The survey, conducted among 1 182 internet-using government will celebrate the successes of the 2010 small, medium and large businesses across 20 African Fifa World Cup, and the contribution of all South Africans countries, also revealed that most African countries in making the tournament the triumph that it was. remain heavily reliant on slow or expensive forms of Read more. connectivity, such as dial-up and satellite. However, they are beginning the move to broadband. Read more. CAPE PIONEER TREK GETS THUMPS UP   EIGHT BELLS ENDURO Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a   true pioneer, riding on your mountain bike where no two t has been awhile since I was able to take part in one of wheels have ever gone before? the local mountain bike marathon races, and I have to say, the hospitality my family and I experience at these If your answer is ‘yes’, the DCM Cape Pioneer Trek (18- events is overwhelming. Eight Bells is a small mountain 23 October) is a must-do ride. The name says it all. resort guest house situated near the top of the Robinsons Pass, about 30minutes drive from Mossel Henco Rademeyer (Dryland Event Manager) promises Bay. The organizers had put us up in the lodge for the that at least 30% of this year’s route is ‘virgin terrority’. night, and with the venue of the race being hosted at Apparently nobody has ever cycled on the single-track Eight Bells, it was ideal for us. sections, some of which date back to the days of the Read more. Voortrekkers and British Settlers.  Read more. CONFIDENCE IN CAPE PROPERTY MARKET   Confidence in the real estate market in the Cape region SA MAKING PROGRESS AGAINST CRIME in South Africa is growing and has been helped by the   recent football World Cup which focussed interest on the The police are winning the war against crime in South area, it is claimed. Africa, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said at the release of the national crime statistics for 2009/10, which show Although the region has not been exempt from the global decreases in murders, attempted murders, car real estate downturn some part were less affected. hijackings, street robberies, bank robberies and cash-in- According to Marcel Deacondirector of The Susan transit heists. Deacon Property Group, prices stabilised rather than Murders down by 8.6% dropped. Addressing the media in Pretoria on Thursday, Mthethwa There was definitely a hiatus in the last year in the said that murders had decreased by 8.6 percent exponential growth in property prices we were between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2010 – the third- experiencing. But it was the least affected area, largest drop in South Africa's murder rate since 1995. stabilising rather than dropping in price. The property Read more. interest has been kick started again by South Africa’s recent showcase in the World Cup 2010, he said.  Read more. TOURISM TO CASH IN ON 2010 BOOM    SURVEY - SA IS EXTREMELY FRIENDLY    The recent 2010 Fifa World Cup has eradicated many Almost 90% of visitors who came to South Africa during myths about South Africa and boosted growth prospects the 2010 Fifa World Cup found locals to be very friendly for the country’s tourism industry, the government said and hospitable, according to a recent survey which on 7 September 2010. highlighted the economic potential of the local tourism industry. The tournament created a bright image of the country, Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk said in a The survey was run by the Democratic Alliance (DA), the statement. “The positive brand value that has been
  4. 4. The tournament created a bright image of the country, Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk said in a The survey was run by the Democratic Alliance (DA), the statement. “The positive brand value that has been official opposition party to the ruling African National unlocked is immeasurable. The event helped us to turn Congress. the corner in terms of foreign perceptions about tourism safety.” The results, released on 19 September, showed that 89% of tourists found South Africans to be “extremely The Department of Tourism met with industry role- welcoming”. players in Kempton Park, near Johannesburg, on 6 Read more. September to review the tournament’s impact on the sector.  Read more. Events / Things to do HERMANUS WHALE FESTIVAL OUDTSHOORN MTB STAGE RACE   Oudtshoorn 3 Day Mountain Bike Marathon: 24-26 September 2010   ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE ON 2010-09-13 THE WHALE FESTIVAL - THE ONLY ENVIRO ARTS 3 Day Full Marathon FESTIVAL IN SOUTH AFRICA  All business owners and  Event date: 2010-09-24 locals are urged to wear green, white and black over the Start time: 07:00:00 five day festival period. Decorate your shop windows in R480 green and support the only enviro-arts festival in South No riders under 18 may enter! Africa. There will be a strong focus on marine life and Read more. protection this year. Read more. Recipes WHOLE FILLET OVER THE COALS In testing this recipe we used quite a few fillets, but the final result made up for the trial and error beforehand. BEST BRAAI TIPS: l Pre-seasoning and oiling the fillet an hour before cooking and leaving the meat out at room temperature gave superb results. l Extra smoky flavour introduced via soaked wood chips was a definite plus. Our tasters all enjoyed this variation. l Serve the sliced steak with a selection of sauces to please everybody. 1.5kg-2kg beef fillet, double over the thin tail end and tie with string 4 T (60 ml) olive oil 3 t (15 ml) Ina Paarman's Garlic Pepper Seasoning 1 T (15 ml) Ina Paarman's Beef Stock Powder    Read more.   Copyright © 2010 | Designed by WebNow powered by  subscribe unsubscribe forward update profile This mailing system may only be used for sending permission based email. If you did not give permission to receive emails from this sender, please notify us. This email was sent to by| Print / PDF version | Read our Privacy Policy. - 66 Courtenay Street, George, 6530, South Africa