Esteemed August

We are now well into the second half of the year, and we are excited to reach out to you once again, under vastly different circumstances!

Since our last chat so much has changed – masks are gone (yippee, we can breathe again), tourism is making a strong recovery and events are back to full capacity. All of the above are things we have longed for, for some time. As we forge our way forward, we are starting to get an understanding of the new environment we are trading in – many of us with less staff and more diversified offerings. We have proven our resilience and are being kept on our toes on a daily basis!

August is the lucky month to be dedicated to both women and youth! Let’s have a quick look at some South African women of substance, involved in different spheres, that we can draw some inspiration from:

Lalela Mswane – Current Miss SA, Second runner up at Miss Universe 2021 & Miss Supranational 2022. Apart from these beauty titles, she holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Pretoria. She says: “An attitude of gratitude should be something that we instill every day."

Elaine - is a South African R&B singer and songwriter from Pretoria. While studying law at the University of the Witwatersrand, she self-released her debut EP Elements in September 2019.The EP reached No. 1 on both the national iTunes and Apple Music album charts, making her the first independent female artist to do so. Elaine was the most streamed female artist from South Africa in 2021

Wendy Appelbaum, De Morgenzon Wine Estate chairperson is South Africa’s richest women. She is a business leader, philanthropist, one of the top 10 richest African Women, and a broadly recognized selfless woman with leadership skills in business and economic development that hold a strong position in both local and international organizations. Through The Wendy Appelbaum Foundation her company initiates, selects and drives programs addressing, in the main, the health and education interests and concerns of South African women.

On Friday, 12 August we celebrated International Youth Day. We find this quote from Nelson Mandela so appropriate and encouraging for this important day.


Why not treat the women in your life (or yourselves) with one of these locally produced pampering products.



Tonic Mist


Alternatively, spoil the family, or take your friends for a Winter break in the Waterberg, Plettenberg bay or even Mozambique, on these special offers. Drop an e-mail to make a booking to:




Plettenberg Bay


Vilanculos, Mozambique


Please share with us, if you have experienced or received any significant gifts recently that you feel really made an impact – we would love to hear all about it and are constantly evolving!

May the positive momentum keep building up towards the end of year!

Best wishes



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