Hutt News : May 17th 2011
11 HUTT NEWS, MAY 17, 2011 WHAT'S ON Discover Africa Natasha Taylor - House of Travel Lower Hutt "Africa is one of the most memorable holidays you will ever experience, the culture, the animals, and the diverse savannahs will take your breath away." TRAVEL TIP FROM NATASHA TAYLOR TRAVEL SPECIALIST House of Travel Lower Hutt 9-11 Kings Crescent, Lower Hutt 569 0950 I firstname.lastname@example.org In The Know... BEST TIME TO GO One of the most popular reasons to visit Africa is to go on safari. If this is your main reason for travelling to Africa, then the winter months are the best time to go. During the winter months the weather is cooler, which means that animals tend to be more active throughout the day. WHAT TO TAKE Don't forget to take your camera to capture the wildlife you'll see on safari. DON'T FORGET Not all South African petrol stations accept credit cards so make sure you carry around enough cash to purchase petrol. R100 will buy you about 12 litres. WE'RE TRAVELLERS TOO... South Africa has something for everyone -- the wildlife is amazing, scenery breath taking and Kiwis will also fine it excellent value for money! When I think of Africa, I picture seeing lions, elephants and hippos in their natural environment; sunsets that turn the land and sky into a canvas of deep reds and burnt orange and the many different cultures that call Africa home... Travelling to Africa has always been on my "bucket list" and I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to experience this amazing continent for myself. Cape Town was the first stop on my holiday and in my opinion is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with its sweeping bay and dramatic Table Mountain backdrop. If you only have a couple of nights in Cape Town I would recommend you stay on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, known for its excellent shopping, restaurants and museums. A must do while in Cape Town is to visit Robben Island. I really enjoyed this day trip as it gave me such an insight into the history of South Africa. After all Robben Island was where the famous Nelson Mandela and many other political prisoners were kept. Reading and hearing their stories of what happened here and why they were sent to prison was inspiring and saddening, however it gave me somewhat of an understanding of what struggles and challenges the South African nation faced. The tours are always really busy so it pays to ensure you have your ticket pre-purchased for this one! A highlight of my holiday was visiting Kruger National Park, the country's largest and most famous wildlife reserve, with the diversity of animal life unequalled anywhere else on the continent. We arrived in the midst of an incredible thunderstorm, however the next day we woke to amazing clear blue skies and at 5am we set off for our first game drive. I have to say that trying to keep as quiet as possible was very difficult, especially when we spotted two lions resting under a tree; it was exhilarating being so close to them! On safari I was lucky enough to see an abundance of wildlife including elephants, leopards, cheetahs, giraffe, hippos, warthogs, hyenas, buffalos and rhinos. Africa has a large range of things to do and see, come in and talk to me to ensure that you get the most out of your trip. We can discuss the amazing variety of travel options available to you and ensure you find the holiday that best suits your needs at the best possible price. 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Youth climbing the wall Top junior climbers will be in the Hutt this weekend for the Lower North Island Regional Climbing Competition at HangDog Climbing Adventures. Hosted by the local Dynomites Climbing Club the event is aimed at kids and teens, said club spokesperson Lisia Grocott. The event is on this Sunday at 453 Hutt Rd. For more information see website sites google.com/site/ dynomitesclimbing or visit hangdog.co.nz. How the Wurldz turn The Wainui 6hr Wurldz, a no-frills event run by volunteers, is back for its second year on Sunday, from 10am till 4pm. The event uses the network of trails being developed by the Wainuiomata Trail Project at Waiu Park at the end of Waiu St. The course should be ridable by most who have some experience of MTBing and has plenty of challenges to keep everyone on their toes. All profits will go back to the Wainuiomata Trail Project and to fund future events. See: firstname.lastname@example.org or w6w.co.nz India in spotlight A chance to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of India comes to the Hutt this weekend at the Festi- val of India. The two-day event starts on Friday with a musical evening featuring classical Indian tunes complemented by popular Bollywood hits. Top sitar players, violinists, tabla (drums) players and singers including Mr Rath and Jimmy Natu would star in the concert, said festi- val spokesman Naginbhai Patel. We even have Indian musicians travelling down from Tauranga for the show. A Cultural & Fashion Show on Saturday will have activities includ- ing food, jewellery, saree, book and clothing stalls. There will be the chance to see the traditional decorative folk art of Rangoli, decorative designs dis- played on the floors of living rooms and courtyards during festivals as a welcoming area for the deities. Visitors can also learn how to tie a paghdi (Indian turban), dhoti (traditional male garment), and what the correct way is to wear a saree. There will also be a demonstration of diya (clay lamp) decoration. This festival is a celebration of India s diverse cultural attributes, literature and arts, Mr Patel said. We would like to invite the public to join us. Festival of India at the Lower Hutt Town Hall, Musical Extravaganza (Friday, 7.30pm till 10pm, entry $20); Cultural & Fashion Show (Saturday, 10am till 10pm, entry $5). Wide range of stalls from food and fashion to books and face painting.
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