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Filming The Humewood Golf Course in Port Elizabeth for Skybok


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What a pleasure to shoot this! 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 try! 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.

With animal life being common around the course,  tourists and locals alike get the feeling of being in nature as they may pass a glance at monkeys or at one of the many plovers, or ‘kiewetjies’ as they are known to South Africans. In fact the club’s emblem sports the image of this bird, said by some to bring good luck to your game. The club is well-respected for its hosting of prestigious tournaments, such as the Goodyear Classic from 1984-1992. For more information, check out their website by clicking HERE.

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Filming Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa in Knysna for Skybok


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I recently travelled to what must be one of the number 1 holiday destinations in South Africa.

It’s called Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa and it’s Knysna in the Western Cape of South Africa.

It certainly has the most luxurious offering a 5-star resort can have:  A fully equipped gym, spacious suites housed in detached villas, a championship golf course, an award-winning spa, a champagne & whisky bar, a cigar lounge, a library and games room, a gourmet restaurant and killer views of the ocean!

Shooting a video profile for them was an absolute dream… I got to spend my days exploring a 1 000 hectare estate!

The Resort has been running since 2005 and has won so many awards – for its spa, its cuisine, its property and even its wine collection!

CNBC actually awarded it the title of ‘Best Property in the World’ in 2008 at the CNBC International Property Awards in Orlando in 2008.

It was awarded by the Elite Traveller Magazine, the title of oneof the Top 101 Suites in the World!

 “It’s location on an undiscovered sliver of Indian Ocean is a magnet for high profile guests needing rest and relaxation. The new self-contained compound consists of three buildings housing five bedrooms in total with a décor that subtly merges nautical and English country themes.”
Elite Traveler

 

It’s a great place for a romantic vacation, a business conference, a family getaway or -if you’re a sport person- a play on a championship golf course.

All their suites maximise the spectacular views of the Knysna Lagoon or Indian Ocean and the warm earth tones of Africa make you feel right at home.

I know – I’ve seen it for myself!

Trust me, this is an amazing holiday destination if you are up this side of the world…

They also have a huge piece of land in amidst a forest which they call “The Field of Dreams” – you can play tennis, pétanque (like bowls) or you can go horse riding or hiking here!

I also read they offer canoeing… We didn’t shoot that, but if you are interested go to their website:

http://www.pezula.com/

If that’s not a holiday I don’t know what is!