Points of Interest

Cape Town, Points of Interest

Val De Vie


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Located along Jan van Riebeeck Road, Val de Vie Winelands Lifestyle Estate is located in Paarl just outside Cape Town. Known for their wines, equestrian facilities, polo club, health club and elegant properties, this is a very popular estate about 40 minutes outside of Cape Town. They host many events at the clubhouse and are also famous for having former Olympic swimming champion Ryk Neethling as their marketing director & coach at the swim school.

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Cape Town, Points of Interest

Kirstenbosch Gardens


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The most beautiful garden in Africa, Kirstenbosch National BotanicalGarden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Visit their website here.

Operational Hours

  • Sep-Mar (Summer) Mon-Sun
  • 08h00-19h00
  • Apr-Aug (Winter) Mon-Sun
  • 08h00-18h00
  • Conservatory Mon-Sun
  • 09h00 -17h00

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Cape Town, Points of Interest

The Artscape


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The Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, belongs to the provincial administration and was opened on 19 May 1971 as the “Nico Malan Theatre Centre”. It was renamed to “Artscape” in March 2001. Shooting their official video profile for Skybok was an honour! You can see it on their website here. I personally love the Artscape and I try go see as many shows as possible there. – Not to mention that I love meeting all these fantastic people behind-the-scenes who are involved in keeping everything running smoothly! Editing for hours on end and recording all the voice overs becomes so worthwhile when the final product in done and I watch the profile of whatever venue I am busy with… whether it’s a wine farm, golf estate, nightclub, restaurant, coffee shop, hotel, school, resort or this – a theatre, as well as a point of interest, thanks to it’s huge role in the history of the Western Cape. A big smile spreads across my face when I know I’ve done a venue justice. One of those instances was when I completed The Artscape. Thank you to everyone there for being professional, efficient and co-operative as we all collaborated to make this happen.

Points of Interest, Port Elizabeth

SAMREC


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I’ve always had a thing for animals. Especially wild, endangered or hurt ones.

Along the coast in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, lies the “South African Marine Bird Rehabilitation and Education Centre”. It’s also known as SAMREC.

We shot their video profile for them and I just remember thinking what a beautiful home and haven the team at SAMREC has created for these birds they find washed up and hurt on PE’s beaches.

The centre’s purpose isn’t just to rescue and rehabilitate, but to also inform and educate the public through their different programs.Tour our marine rehab and education centre and experience nature through sight, sound and touch.

Points of Interest, Port Elizabeth

Ron Belling Art Gallery


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Located in the gorgeous neighbourhood of Park Drive in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, The Ron Belling Art Gallery is an absolute must for locals and tourists.

Ron Belling Art Gallery Port Elizabeth

It houses a permanent exhibition of the late artist’s outstanding aviation and marine works. The gallery is located beside St. Georges Park in an Art Deco house built in 1930’s.

Ron Belling was a 20th century aviation historian and painter from Port Elizabeth,  specializing in aircraft camouflage. He also made oil paintings of  passenger liners that visited Port Elizabeth. His  library includes a collection of photographs, drawings and sketches of early buildings in Port Elizabeth, many of which have now been demolished. We were honoured to shoot their video profile for them! Enjoy :)

Points of Interest, Port Elizabeth

Nanaga Farm Stall


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If you’ve never been to the  Nanaga Farm Stall………….you simply HAVE to stop and enjoy the “Nanaga Experience”. As the old saying goes; “You don’t know what you’re missing until you have had it!”

Located comfortably between rolling hills, it’s conveniently located at the intersection of three main routes, namely the N2, R10 and R72.  It lies 50km from Port Elizabeth, the Eastern Cape’s largest city.

It’s nicknamed “The Clover Leaf” because the convergence of these roads creates a clover leaf shape when viewed from the air.

If you are familiar with Nanaga, or a regular visitor, then you already know of the treasure trove of delights behind the impressive and massive front door!

We were thrilled to shoot their video profile for them, which you can check out below! They are so famous for their “Roosterbrood” – a real south african treat – not to mention their meat pies!

Jeffrey's Bay, Points of Interest

Zingela Archery


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For best viewing quality, make sure to set the viewing settings to 1080p HD by clicking on the cog at the bottom right-hand corner of the video.

I always like to blog about the more interesting places we shoot for Skybok.net……..and, well, there’s no doubt that Zingela Archery in Jeffrey’s Bay is one of them!

It’s hidden along the R102 between Humansdorp and Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, and is a very cool spot once you arrive.

I was certainly introduced to a whole new world I never knew existed when we came to shoot their video profile for them.

A fantastic place and a pleasure filming it!

I’ve come to learn that it is, in fact, a huge sport with a massive amount of people who love it.

In my opinion it’s a nice hobby and certainly after filming these people doing it, I paid more attention to the archery at The Olympics!

Here are some other blog posts about Zingela Archery from popular blogs:

http://www.stfrancissport.co.za/2011/06/archery/

http://www.zingela-adventures.com/bow-hunting.html

For more photos Skybok took, click HERE.