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African Synergy News - Superb new properties added to the portfolio and welcome to new team members...

Newsletter 10 November 2017

As we draw close to the end of the year, there are some changes on the Horizon! We bid a sad farewell to Sue Howells  - Sue has been an integral and much treasured part of the team for nearly 7 years. We are going to miss her laughter, enthusiasm and total dedication to her profession! We wish her only the best for her future plans and know we will still see her out and about in the industry! Thank you Sue for all you have done for us!

With a goodbye come some Hello's! We are happy to welcome two new members of staff to the African Synergy team!...


Gary Robson, whom many of you know from dealing with Delaire Graff, will be based in Cape Town representing the African Synergy portfolio. Michele Abraham is returning to our industry and will be joining the Johannesburg team together with Anke, Juan and Lone!

Best wishes for the busy season ahead.

Warm regards
The African Synergy Team

Welcome To The Team...

Introducing Michele Abraham

I have 20 years of experience in the travel and hospitality industry. Through my career, I have had the opportunity to build relationships within the travel trade and gain extensive work experience by being involved in different facets of the business – from reservations to finance, guest services, sales and marketing. I have vast knowledge of, and insight into, the travel industry in southern Africa, having worked for hotel groups as well as tour operators, and I am very passionate to learn and find new ways to market and increase sales for a hotel and destination. 
 
Michelle has worked at African Sun, Zenimax Travel Consultancy (ZTc), & Beyond, Rani Resorts, Minor Hotel Group – Africa and VIP Marketing (Walkersons Hotel & Spa and Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa)

Introducing Gary Robson

A go-getter by nature! After my 3 year diploma in International Hotel Management, I actively began my hospitality career in 2007. Soon after I joined the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. I was promoted to Reservations Supervisor in 2012, which included reservations for Bushmanskloof Wilderness Reserve, and The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. I later joined The Royal Portfolio, and assisted in centralizing their reservations department at their head office in Cape Town. With hard work - and a little bit of luck – I was given to opportunity to join Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa where I spent 3 of the most exciting years of my career (thus-far!). As one of her clients at the time, I started working closely with Anke and her team, and it soon became apparent that there is no better way to use my background, but to join this vibrant, enthusiastic family in promoting excellence within the African Synergy portfolio.

Welcome Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve to the African Synergy portfolio

Privately owned and with a passion for conservation, Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve is home to numerous endangered species that have been successfully rehabilitated into this unique part of South Africa in the heart of South Africa's malaria-free Great Karoo region. Experience a personalized safari in a region that is steeped in history and culture.

For more information, rates or images, please contact info@africansynergy.co.za

Introducing the newly renovated Muluwa Lodge

(formerly known as Likweti Lodge)

Ideally situated to explore the Kruger National Park and the majestic beauty of the Lowveld Escarpment - set amidst a 765-hectare private nature reserve. A mere 15 minutes drive from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA), 12 minutes from White River and 20 minutes from Nelspruit.

For more information, rates or images, please contact info@africansynergy.co.za

Introducing Moledi Gorge

Moledi is an eight-suite sanctuary situated on one of the most picturesque, privately owned game farms, north of Magaliesburg in the North West Province, South Africa. This uber-chic bush villa, built high on a cliff, has breathtaking views of an expansive gorge, which can be enjoyed from every angle. Travelers in search of absolute privacy, luxury and relaxation, will find it a retreat that offers personalized service, style and comfort. It is the perfect destination for those in search of a peace and tranquility.

For more information, rates or images, please contact info@africansynergy.co.za.

La Cotte House Private Villa - The perfect home for a family getaway

There won’t be any arguments about who should get the room with a view at La Cotte House Private Villa. Wherever you choose to lay your suitcase, you’ll enjoy its 360-degree views of Franschhoek’s vineyard-studded valley and mountains. The villa consists of the Main House (sleeps 10), the Lake Cottage (sleeps 4) and the Pool House (day bed), which is perfect for that next family getaway.

La Cotte Farm also boast of the development of 9 additional cottages overlooking a stunning citrus plantation. The 'Orchard Cottages' will consist of 1 x 3 bedroom cottage, 3 x 2 bedroom cottages and 5 x 1 bedroom cottages. All cottages have their own private plunge pool and will be fully equipped to ensure the utmost luxury to your guests. 

For more information or enquiries, please email reservations@lacottefarm.com or phone 087 095 2014.

New Gin-tasting experience at Machangulo Beach Lodge

Machangulo Beach Lodge doesn't only offer blissful barefoot luxury and untouched African beaches but also offers an unbelievable Gin-tasting experience with unique views of the Indian Ocean and Inhaca Island.  You will have an opportunity to taste a range of award-winning premium gins. As gin tasting has become more popular it is no surprise that this has become a sought-after activity at Machangulo Beach Lodge.

For more information contact Machangulo at res@machangulobeachlodge.com

Ghost Mountain Inn expanding their beautiful property

The Ghost Mountain Inn is currently adding on 21 new guestrooms, a junior suite and 2, 130 sqm spacious suites.  All rooms will offer views across the gardens, over the water and towards the Lebombo Mountain Range and are due for occupation by mid-December.

For more information or enquiries, please email gmi@ghostmountaininn.co.za or phone 035 573 1025.

Introducing the Emperor Suite - the 6th edition to the 21 Nettleton portfolio of rooms and suites

The new space is located on level 5 of the house  - there are now three rooms and suites on this level which are all inter-leading and perfect for a family. The room boasts ocean and mountain views with a large king sized bed and an additional murphy bed for children under 18 years of age. Dirk Jacobs, General Manager snapped us some shots with his phone take a look...

For more information or enquiries, please contact info@21nettleton.com
or phone 021 438 1122

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve wins 2 awards in one week

A big congratulations to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve who has won 2 awards in one week. The first award was given by The Safari Awards for the Best Marine Safari Experience and the second award, was awarded to Grootbos by the WTM Responsible Tourism Award in their accommodation category. 

For more information, please click here.