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Skybok Films Bedford, South Africa’s Garden Festival


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Run away from your daily routine, come to Bedford for three days of fresh air and inspiration. This year the annual Bedford Garden Festival (19 -21 October 2018) – now in its 14th year – is an Eastern Cape Midlands country lifestyle adventure that attracts visitors from all over South Africa. For three days gardeners and nature-loving families will explore our country roads, discovering our magnificent farm gardens and making new friends.

Come to Bedford for more open gardens, plant nurseries, two market hubs, lots of shopping, live music, warm hospitality and the scrumptious food we are known for. Extras include history talks/walks, visits to a nationally renowned butterfly collection at Huntly Glen Farm, golf and a Sunday midday garden concert.

 

 

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!

Points of Interest, Port Elizabeth

Algoa FM


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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.

Algoa FM is the the biggest commercial radio station from the Garden Route to the Wild Coast on 94 to 97fm.

I love the place. It’s chic & fresh and it felt rejuvenating to walk through the station filming.

We got to meet one of their most popular DJs, Lance Du Plessis, and what a fantastic guy! Easy-going and professional, he does a great job on air and has a successful reputation and a big following here in the Bay.

Everything went very smoothly on the day…. we got Lance doing his show and also some really nice shots around the station.

We didn’t get to shoot their boardroom as there was a meeting there on the day, but you can check out my blog post HERE for some snaps of it as well as some snaps I took around the station while we shot.

In my opinion everyone working there is fun-loving and hard-working.

I love the position of the station….The Boardwalk here in PE….it’a a very beautiful complex right on the beachfront. It must be a fantastic place to go to work every day! They also have a very cool website – check it out by clicking HERE.

Me and my brother Dane.

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!

Points of Interest, Port Elizabeth

Seaview Lion Park


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What a pleasure to shoot Seaview Lion Park here in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. We arrived in the morning and the weather was perfect. The animals were friendly, and I especially loved the tigers. They were very passive and playful… very sociable creatures. Here’s the final video profile, enjoy! I did all the voice work & editing.