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Old February 27th, 2009, 08:47 PM   #41
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Santé Winelands Hotel to reopen in May



Possible base camp at Santé

2009-02-26

WITH less that 500 days left for Africa’s first soccer world cup event, all possibilities for international teams to set up base camp in Paarl are under investigation.

The latest on the list is the Santé Winelands Hotel between Paarl and Klapmuts. This hotel closed down two years ago after the owner, the fallen asset management company Fidentia, ran into difficulties.

On the official Paarl 2010 website, the four possible venues for team accommodation are listed as Santé, Diemersdal farm near Wellington, the Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl, and Pearl Valley.

The Paarl Waterfront development is not mentioned on the website, although consultation with stakeholders regarding this development is in progress.

Arthob Petersen, councillor of Drakenstein municipality and chairperson for Paarl 2010, told the mayoral meeting last week that Santé was also in the running to have their facilities ready for a presentation to Fifa, the international football governing body.

Fifa will make the final decision on where these base camps will be, in December. All base camps must conform to Fifa requirements.

“It will cost the hotel R16 million to upgrade their facilities. They have to get playing fields to accommodate the players,” said Petersen.

The hotel was recently purchased by British business man Chris Wishlade of SafCap Investments for an undisclosed sum and is currently being refurbished. It is due to open in May.

The hotel was closed for more than two years and this week the new owners were busy removing the current furniture from the hotel.

* The Grande Roche Hotel has also indicated that they will undertake to build an additional six suites in order to qualify for a base camp team hotel.

“Upgrades to the Dal Josaphat Stadium have started and we are waiting on the final specifications for the pitch and the base camp stadium guidelines,” Petersen said.
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Old February 27th, 2009, 10:45 PM   #42
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Anyone have any updates on how the Paarl Waterfront is coming along?
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Old February 28th, 2009, 05:59 AM   #43
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reoppening this hotel is a must as its spectacular and was my favourite hotel in CT, good to see some GBP being invested.

Would love to know what he paid for the hotel?

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Possible base camp at Santé

2009-02-26

WITH less that 500 days left for Africa’s first soccer world cup event, all possibilities for international teams to set up base camp in Paarl are under investigation.

The latest on the list is the Santé Winelands Hotel between Paarl and Klapmuts. This hotel closed down two years ago after the owner, the fallen asset management company Fidentia, ran into difficulties.

On the official Paarl 2010 website, the four possible venues for team accommodation are listed as Santé, Diemersdal farm near Wellington, the Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl, and Pearl Valley.

The Paarl Waterfront development is not mentioned on the website, although consultation with stakeholders regarding this development is in progress.

Arthob Petersen, councillor of Drakenstein municipality and chairperson for Paarl 2010, told the mayoral meeting last week that Santé was also in the running to have their facilities ready for a presentation to Fifa, the international football governing body.

Fifa will make the final decision on where these base camps will be, in December. All base camps must conform to Fifa requirements.

“It will cost the hotel R16 million to upgrade their facilities. They have to get playing fields to accommodate the players,” said Petersen.

The hotel was recently purchased by British business man Chris Wishlade of SafCap Investments for an undisclosed sum and is currently being refurbished. It is due to open in May.

The hotel was closed for more than two years and this week the new owners were busy removing the current furniture from the hotel.

* The Grande Roche Hotel has also indicated that they will undertake to build an additional six suites in order to qualify for a base camp team hotel.

“Upgrades to the Dal Josaphat Stadium have started and we are waiting on the final specifications for the pitch and the base camp stadium guidelines,” Petersen said.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 09:17 PM   #44
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reoppening this hotel is a must as its spectacular and was my favourite hotel in CT, good to see some GBP being invested.

Would love to know what he paid for the hotel?
I suspect that since it was part of Fidentia and the depressed market conditions that he got it at rock bottom prices as this was a distressed auction sale.
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Old March 5th, 2009, 08:25 PM   #45
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Exclusive hotel opens on estate

2009-03-05



NEW. The L’ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas has been in operation since the beginning of the year. Pic: Sieb Sieberhagen


THE L’ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas, a newly built exclusive hotel set within the secure grounds of the prestigious Fransche Hoek Estate, is now in operation.

Guests can stay in the stately five-star château or in one of the charming one, two and three bedroom private villas.

Construction of this Provençal-inspired hotel started in June 2008 and late in December last year it was handed over to owner Dawie du Preez, a resident of Franschhoek.

The château, with six superior bedrooms, each luxuriously furnished and all with views of the majestic Franschhoek Mountain, are furnished with king-size beds, en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD players and even small kitchenettes.

This hotel also offers “fractional ownership” to members of the Private Residence Club with four luxury two-bedroomed villas managed by L’ermitage.

A total of 26 spacious villas line the cobbled streets – all luxuriously furnished with the finest finishing touches and a fully equipped designer-kitchen.

The fine-dining restaurant, with Reuben Riffel contracted as consulting chef, offers gourmet eating at its best.

L’ermitage also has its own deli-cum-grocer, called the Epicerie. It is stocked with imported cheeses and meats, breads and speciality products. Also on site are a wedding chapel, conference facilities and wellness centre.

For more information, visit www.lermitage.co.za.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 05:09 PM   #46
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Old May 30th, 2009, 09:46 PM   #47
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Nice find!
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Old May 31st, 2009, 01:37 AM   #48
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I took some pix of the new Berg River Dam a few months ago:































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Very nice.
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Some pictures of the venue for The Killers and Elton John. Parking was horrific, but a spectacular setting for a brilliant concert. It was held on Val De Vie polo estate outside Paarl.







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Old December 11th, 2009, 03:39 AM   #51
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Some pictures of the venue for The Killers and Elton John. Parking was horrific, but a spectacular setting for a brilliant concert. It was held on Val De Vie polo estate outside Paarl.







Here in São Paulo they held in an awful place and rained a lot.. but the show was perfect!!
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 06:30 PM   #52
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Paarl 2008

Part 1:

In the train Cape Town-Paarl:
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 01:02 PM   #53
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Thank you for those. Another perspective
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Old June 8th, 2010, 05:53 PM   #54
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Thank you, Cape Guy! I had a very interesting day in Paarl.

Paarl 2008

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Old August 3rd, 2010, 08:30 PM   #55
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I scanned in some old postcards.

This is one of Paarl (circa 1964, apparently):

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Old July 24th, 2011, 09:35 AM   #56
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I got to visit Paarl 2 weeks ago. Here are some photos:

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Old November 27th, 2013, 08:02 AM   #57
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