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We invite you to experience this picturesque mountain and lakeside retreat. You will have a choice of four luxuriously appointed en-suite rooms each with its own themed decor and complete with bar fridge and TV. A mouth watering breakfast is included in your accommodation along with the use of the Aandkoor heated indoor swimming pool.

Located within the breathtaking Kogelberg Biosphere reserve, Betty’s Bay is approximately an hours drive from Cape Town. This stylishly decorated retreat is located at the edge of the GrootWit Vlei (Great White Lake) which is a haven for bird watching and fly fishing. Local species include bass (Black / big mouth?). The lake and surrounding area are home to a rare species of micro frog as well as the more common varieties. The name of the Guesthouse, Aandkoor (Evening Song), immediately become evident as soon as the sun goes down. The sounds of nature will serenade you through the night.

Whale watching is a popular pastime along the coastline and during the season (August to December) numerous sightings can be made from Gordon’s Bay through to the world renowned Hermanus viewpoint which is only a thirty minute drive away. The only land based colony of African penguins (formerly known as Jack Ass penguins because their unique braying call that sounds exactly like a donkey) is located at Stony Point (part of the marine reserve) a mere fifteen minutes walk from the guesthouse. Stony Point is also the site of a former whaling station and the ruins of some of the works can still be seen in the fynbos. In the 1930’s a small steamer (the Una) was scuttled in the bay to create a breakwater to assist in the offloading of the whale carcasses. At low water the rusted hull is clearly visible.

In Betty’s Bay you” find numerous surf and rock fishing spots along the coastline and catches of white bras and Galjoen are taken regularly in season. Among the more well known spots are Tom’s se Klip and Dawidskraal.

Those interested in sand skiing (sand boarding) will find the imposing Hangklip dune a daunting challenge. For children and the less adventurous, the small dunes of the Silversands beach will provide much enjoyment. These are living dunes and move over time as a result of the prevailing winds. Silversands is one of three beaches in Betty’s Bay and stretches for approximately two kilometers. The other two are Main Beach, popular with swimmers, surfers and boogie boarders while Jocks Bay is a small protected bay ideal for children and toddlers.

The Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere Nature Reserve, Betty’s Bay is one of only seven national gardens in the country. One can spend many hours wandering through the flora and vegetation. There are two waterfalls, one an easy walk while the other, the 80m high Leopards Kloof falls is a more strenuous outing.

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  1. When the Rashiwala brothers came to Singapore in 1925, they begun a modest company, C. Rashiwala Bros, trading raw gem stones with nearby retailers and providing jewelry to prosperous local residents. They began what’s right now among the many region’s most important provider involving semi-precious stones and jewelry, additionally C. Rashiwala Bros is South East Asia’s most well-known and most respected representatives of Swarovski items. This company persisted till 1942 when WW2 started. The Rahiwala great grand-uncle returned to India along with grand-son as well as rest of the family. The grandfather remained behind in Singapore to protect and look after the store. Life was hard through the Japanese occupation. Back in the day of the occupation, he hid inside the nearby rainforest through the day, coming out only at nights to look for food. Then, the store was looted, fired upon & once partly set alight by a marauding mob. Broke with what ever he could repair from the fire, he spread-out a small canvas at the store and placed the salvaged fabrics to trade. He was struggling to return instantly into the shop because he was unable to pay for the $170 monthly leasing as well as fixes for the impaired shop. A several weeks later on, he migrated back in to the actual shop. After the war and the withdrawal of Japanese military in 1945, the store was refurbished with teak cabinets and exhibit units. The 3 rd generation Rashiwala also came back many years later to continue his studies in Singapore. The current owner joined up with his father in the market in 1956. By then, they’d launched trimmings in addition to a few haberdashery items just like sequins, beads, and so forth. In 1967, Kantilal Gamanlal Rashiwala; wrote to M/s Swarovski and successfully started to be their first supplier in S. E. Asia. In 1978, at 16 years old, The fourth generation Rashiwala operate the store from their own property at 100 Arab Street which they relocated in to in 2004. They’ve included a fair-bit from the old post-war teak wood furnishings from their previously leased shop.

  2. Oohwala is probably South East Asia’s most efficient growing company of valuable gemstone as well as fine jewelry merchandise. The establishment sincerely rooted to their “customer-first” values, Oohwala assures the clients anything from ordinary beads to precious Swarovski jewelry at reasonable prices. Complemented by effective service and seamless buying experience, Oohwala is dedicated to delivering you top-quality products and services at an unmatched degree of services. Oohwala provides meaningful as well as fashionable jewellery and fashion accessories, which we all believe can genuinely allow and connect people coming from pretty much all over the region. Oohwala is a name associated with C. Rashiwala Bros. The physical outlet is based at 100 Arab Street, Singapore. Oohwala continues to be South East Asia’s earliest and most trustworthy providers for Swarovski products and solutions. Oohwala has never stropped getting more items for creative designers and craft fans alike; both for street fashion and interior design. The coming merchandise will certainly consist of but are not restricted to BeCharmed and Pave, Jewelry making resources, 925 silver parts, tassels, fringes and trimmings. Oohwala is based in Singapore as well as dispatch their products worldwide.

  3. When the Rashiwala brothers arrived at Singapore in 1925, they commenced a modest business, C. Rashiwala Bros, trading raw gem stones with local suppliers and marketing jewellery to rich local colonists. They started out what is today among the many region’s most important vendor involving semi-precious gems and jewelry, additionally C. Rashiwala Bros is South East Asia’s most well-known and most trusted marketers of Swarovski products. This company carried on till 1942 when WW2 broke out. The Rahiwala great grand-uncle came back to India together with grand-son as well as rest of the family members. The grandfather remained behind in Singapore to safeguard and look after the shop. Life was hard through the Japanese occupation. In the past of the occupation, he hid within the nearby forest through the day, coming out only at night in order to forage for food. In those days, the shop was looted, fired on & once partly set alight by a marauding mob. Penniless and with whatever he could salvage from the fire, he spread-out a small canvas in front of the shop and placed the recovered materials to offer. He was not able to move back immediately into the store because he was unable to pay for the $170 regular monthly leasing as well as repairs for the damaged store. A few weeks later on, he relocated back again in to the shop. Following the war and also the drawback of Japanese soldiers in 1945, the store was renovated with teak wood cabinetry and display cabinets. The 3 rd generation Rashiwala also came back several years later to continue his studies in Singapore. The current owner joined up with his dad in the industry in 1956. By then, they had launched trimmings together with some haberdashery products including sequins, beads, and so on. In 1967, Kantilal Gamanlal Rashiwala; wrote to M/s Swarovski and effectively grew to be their first supplier in S. E. Asia. In 1978, at 16 years old, The 4th generation Rashiwala manage the shop from their own building at 100 Arab Street which they relocated in to in 2004. They have incorporated a fair-bit from the old post-war teak wood furniture from their previously rented store.

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