Author: Tami Scripps

Grahamstown, Points of Interest

1820 Settlers National Monument


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Skybok 1820 Settler's Foundation Monument Grahamstown South AfricaEnjoyed shooting the video profile of the 1820 Settlers National Monument in Grahamstown, South Africa! Grahamstown is a town on the East Coast of the country, known for its brilliant university “Rhodes” as well as for its annual Grahamstown National Arts Festival.

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Cape Town, Coffee Shops

Melissa’s Cape Town


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We shot Melissa’s in Newlands Cape Town and had a lot of fun! Melissa’s is very well-known for their baked goods. This cute coffee shop (one of a few they have around Cape Town) has lots to offer from Breakfast to Lunch to Afternoon Tea, and you can browse through their store while you wait for your food.

 

Port Elizabeth, Schools

Grey High School


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This is a profile of a school in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, called Grey High School for Boys. Established in 1856, Grey High School is an elite school for boys. Its motto is Tria Juncta in Uno meaning ‘three joined in one’ — mind, body and spirit. The school celebrated its 150th jubilee in 2006, when over 600 alumni from around the world attended the 150th birthday celebrations. There are over 880 boys including 140 boarders. The Grey Institute also includes the attached Grey Junior School with roughly 700 pupils. We had a great time filming it!

Stellenbosch, Wine Farms

Simonsig Wine Estate


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Skybok filmed the video profile for Simonsig Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Simonsig is located in the heart of the Stellenbosch wine region. Travelling there to film was such a pleasure. We got a beautiful view of the Simonsberg Mountain (after which the wine estate is named), not to mention some even more lovely shots around the estate itself. They are the only wine estate with a working wine cellar, and it was fascinating watching this process!

Points of Interest, Port Elizabeth

Humewood Golf Course


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Located by the seaside in stunning Port Elizabeth, South Africa, the Humewood golf course is a genuine seaside Links, ranked as one of South Africa’s top 20 golf courses and boasts as holding the prestige of being the only true links course in Africa. Sadly, I don’t play golf. But after shooting their video profile, I think I should definitely give it a bash! Humewood golf course has one of the world’s most difficult links courses and has hosted the South African open 5 times and the African Amateur 10 times, being ranked the number 10 golf course in South Africa. There have been some famous names which have graced the greens and fairways of this course, including Denis Watson, Tony Johnstone and Ernie Els amongst others. I especially liked their gorgeous clubhouse!

Port Elizabeth, Restaurants

The Music Kitchen


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The Music Kitchen Port Elizabeth Restaurants Music Bars If you’re looking for a great evening hot spot in Port Elizabeth, The Music Kitchen is my personal recommendation! Known for their Wednesday nights all-you-can-eat ribs and prawns, this is one of the coolest spots I’ve been to in a while.  And don’t just take my word for it – ask any local you meet.  The Music Kitchen is on Facebook so if you like what you see, join their online family HERE. They’re also on Twitter, so follow them HERE. What’s great about this place is that they provide a platform for original artists to perform. If you’re a muso in the area of Port Elizabeth, you can apply to perform and you’ll join their wall of fame which features many famous names in the South African music industry. Here’s what we shot for them:

Events, Rotary Medieval Festival, Social Outreach

The Rotary Medieval Festival


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Skybok covered events for Rotary PE West as part of their “Medieval Festival”. It’s a whole weekend of festivities themed around the Middle Ages and it’s hosted at Victoria Park in Port Elizabeth. Their “Royal Banquet” is on a Friday night where everyone arrives dressed up in costumes from the Middle Ages. There’s a dinner and lots of entertainment! During the Saturday, they host an entire day filled with arts, crafts and activities that people used to play during Medieval times.

Here are the profiles of this awesome outdoor two-day event:

Hotels, Knysna

Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa


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Such a gorgeous place we filmed in Knysna, South Africa! Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa is a huge resort here in South Africa in the Western Cape. They have 5-star luxury rooms, a beautiful spa & a golf course. They also have stunning dining rooms and bar areas. You won’t be disappointed if you plan a getaway here, and we thoroughly enjoyed shooting it!

Here is the video:

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