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Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Dinner 2012

EVENT: 2013 Cape Winemakers Guild Auction
DATE: Saturday, October 6 2013
VENUE: Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch

CLICK HERE to download a list of the CWG Auction Wines

If you wish to purchase auction wines but are unable to attend, you can still register to bid online, by phone and via proxy. For details on registration please call the Cape Winemakers Guild office on +27 (0)21 852 0408.

Ellerman House ArtsAngel Initiative Auction


Please RSVP if you are able to attend the evening by making your night's reservation at Ellerman House with Guided Safaris, Inc. in San Francisco at 1 (415) 814-6676. A custom planned itinerary will be designed for you, including several private gallery visits and luxury touring with a guide around the beautiful Cape and Winelands. Complimentary tickets for the auction and all the necessary details will be sent to you upon reservation of your stay with us and a catalog of the fine art works on auction will be delivered to your suite at Ellerman House on the evening of Sep 13. We hope to receive your attendance and very much look forward to hosting your stay in Cape Town in support of this great cause. Thank you.

No. 1 Singita Grumeti Reserves,
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Score: 98.25

No. 7 Singita Kruger National Park,
Singita Lebombo Concession, South Africa Score: 96.33

No. 10 Singita Sabi Sand,
Singita Boulders & Ebony Lodge, South Africa Score: 95.74

No. 17 Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp,
Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana Score: 95.17

No. 33 Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas, & Spa
Johannesburg, South Africa Score: 94.22

Robb Report TOP 100 2012

Edward Norton with Masai Wilderness Conservation Trust

TO DONATE Visit Ed Norton's crowdrise page
Conde Nast 2011 Gold List
Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2011
The best places to stay in the world, selected by
the readers of Condé Nast Traveler Magazine...

Africa + Middle East Category
Overall Score: 98.4
Overall Score: 94.3
Overall Score: 90.3
South Africa
Overall Score: 94.4
Overall Score: 97.3
Overall Score: 93.2
Overall Score: 87.7
Overall Score: 86.7

Cape Winemakers Guild 30th-Anniversary Auction

Celebrating 30 years in the art of winemaking, the Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) announces a masterful line-up for the 2013 auction to be held on Oct 6 at Spier, Stellenbosch. Showcasing limited-edition wines that are sustainably handcrafted on a distinctive, small-scale, the silent auction hosts an exclusive opportunity to purchase collectibles from the finest cellars in South Africa, with funds donated to the Nedbank CWG Development Trust in support of children's education in disadvantaged communities. Star features on the CWG list include Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon '09, Kanonkop Paul Sauer '07, and Ernie Els CWG 2010, amongst several others, all poised to become great collectors' rarities with unique specialties often ending up in the prestigious cellars of our luxury safari partners, Singita Game Reserves and Ellerman House.

The Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Dinners

On October 3, 2013 reserve your evening with the top estates in the Cape. The winemakers host sumptuous dinners with select menus and handcrafted wine pairings and the evening concludes with a special charity auction at each estate. For venue and ticket information please contact the estates:

Steenberg Estate - Catherina's restaurant, Ph: +27 21 713-2222
Simonsig Estate - Cuvée restaurant, Ph: +27 21 888-4932
Kleine Zalze Estate - Terroir restaurant, Ph: +27 21 880-0717
Tokara Winery, Ph: +27 21 885-2550
De Grendel Wines, Ph: +27 21 558-7035
Jordan Wine Estate, Ph: +27 21 881-3441
Hidden Valley Wines - Overture restaurant, Ph: +27 21 880-2721

The Ellerman House ArtAngels Initiative

On the evening of Thursday, 13 September 2013, join us in Cape Town at The Ellerman House for a special curation of the art collection in collaboration with the Everard Read Gallery. Ellerman will for the first time extend an open invitation to the house to visitors, other than resident hotel guests, as part of the Ellerman / Everard Read ArtAngels initiative to participate in a limited auction of fine art pieces kindly donated by some of South Africa’s leading artists. To support this great cause, for guests residing at The Ellerman during the night of September 13, half the accommodation cost from the night’s stay will be donated to the initiative. The proceeds from the ArtAngels Initiative fund the educational projects promoted by the Click Foundation; an education and technology-focused foundation seeded by the Harris Family of Ellerman House. While enjoying an evening and weekend in luxury, guests do so in the knowledge that we will all be making a contribution to improving education in South Africa. To date, The Click Foundation has partnered with 11 organisations, implementing in 13 environments (ranging from inner city after-school centres to rural schools), in 4 provinces and reaching approximately 650 children. ArtAngels will raise funds for Ellerman's Western Cape partners Ikamva Labantu and Inspire2Read that run various community literacy initiatives within Kayamundi and surrounding areas, including the Greater Stellenbosch Development Trust: Ikhaya Trust Centre.

TRAVEL+LEISURE World’s Best Awards 2013

NEWS, July 6, 2012 The results of the annual Travel + Leisure survey are in! Which are the world’s best hotels of 2013?
The resulting World’s Best Awards are a collection of the properties that go above and beyond. The voting categories stay the same—rooms, location, service, food, and value—but this year’s results showcase the hotels and destinations that are important now.

Safari lodges are tough to beat, however, especially Singita Grumeti Reserves, in Tanzania. Two lodges and two camps (including one mobile camp, set up in various locations around the Serengeti) make up this exotic winner, which has ranked No. 1 in the world for two years running.

Robb Report: The World’s Top Resorts 2012

NEWS, May 2012 Earth's Most Exclusive Retreats
The most exceptional and exclusive properties hand-selected into an elite group of one-of-a-kind resorts, ALL sampled from the Luxury Safari Camp's portfolio in South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania and the private islands of Seychelles. Explore now to plan your Dream Safari.

Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust

Following the launch of the Cartier LOVECHARITY green-band bracelet supporting the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, Ed Norton continues his decade-long support for the Kenyan-based project in recruiting runners for the 2011 ING New York City Marathon. His team of ten runners each commit to raising $6,000 for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT). In 2009, Norton helped raise an astounding $1.2 million sum for the Maasai community to invest protection in wilderness conservation in East Africa through the established trust at our eco-camp Campi Ya Kanzi, founded by Luca Belpietro and his wife, Antonella Bonomi. The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust employs sixty local Maasai scouts to protect its 280,000 acres - home to over 1000 species of unique African wildlife - from poaching and illegal farming development. Donations to the MWCT also help education and health initiatives for the indigenous Maasai community.

“The world increasingly relies on many traditional communities like the Maasai to protect the ecological treasures that exist within the land that they own. Figuring out how people in developing countries can thrive and grow without destroying some of the world's most important natural resources is going to be one of the great challenges of the 21st century.”

President of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, USA

GET INVOLVED FOLLOW IN ED NORTON’S FOOTSTEPS AND PLAY AN ACTIVE ROLE ON SAFARI: Visit our Maasai eco-camp CAMPI YA KANZI to plan your ecological adventure to MWCT on a special package with Guided Safaris Inc.

All images and video © Annie Leibovitz
LOUIS VUITTON ‘THE HEART OF AFRICA’ Campaign The latest ad feature in the beautiful Louis Vuitton campaign shot by Photographer Annie Leibovitz has U2 leadman Bono with his wife, Ali Hewson with the tagline: Every journey began in Africa. Ali is carrying the new handbag - a joint project between Edun and Louis Vuitton, for their first Made-in-Africa product, sales proceeds for which will go to NGO TechnoServe’s Conservation Cotton Initiative to support sustainable farming in Africa. The landscape for the shoot? The beautiful Tswalu Kalahari, of course!
Visit Tswalu Kalahari | Watch the Video of the Shoot:
Pirelli Botswana © Peter Beard
Pirelli Images © Peter Beard
Pirelli in Botswana
October was as usual a hot month in Botswana...and we’re all thankful the wet season’s arrived to keep us cool under the heat of Abu Camp and Jack’s Camp being featured as two of the luxurious settings for the Super-Glam Pirelli Calendar, captured by Safari Personality and Photography Legend PETER BEARD. And, to add to the sizzle...Jack’s Camp was been listed as one of the Top 50 African Safari Camps by Conde Nast Traveler USA...
Go to Jack’s Camp, Kalahari |

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