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PUBLICATIONS

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EXPERIENCES

The experience of our clients with Plan to Event.

Mrs. M. Wieringa from Apeldoorn (NL), 50+, Special Interest, writes:
"....your personal wishes are realised; it is enjoying at your own pace, no full buses. Fascinating meetings with the local people during a traditional Zulu wedding and a service in a church in Soweto, where we were received literally with open arms. Beautiful adventurous roving expeditions through the jungle of Swaziland...

Plan to Event makes your dreams come true. I can really recommend having your holiday arranged by this friendly and professional organisation. A Special Moment is guaranteed...."

Mrs. G. Jonker-Testerink from Apeldoorn (NL), 60+, Special Interest, writes:
" .....it was a beautiful and special trip. I have never been so close to nature, I have slept in traditional huts surrounded by all the animals and I have enjoyed the fantastic landscapes. Celebrated an unforgettable birthday with singing and dancing Zulu people around me. I have nothing but praise for Plan to Event, everything was perfectly arranged ..."

Miss. M. Gouwens & Mr. E. Verhaaff from Rotterdam (NL), 30+, Special Interest, writes:
"...when we first set foot on South African soil, we immediately felt an atmosphere of holiday making! During an extensive lunch on an idyllic spot the duo of Plan to Event personally went through our itinerary with us. The personal attention, the perfect preparation and our 'special moment', organised by Plan to Event has given us the joy of a fantastic trip! Even when we came home we were surprised by a nice 'welcome home' card ..."

PROMISING EVENTS

Sports

Rugby - during the rugby season - February to October - the provincial rugby leagues fight for the Currie Cup. In the same period the so-called tri-nation matches between South Africa, New Sealand and Australia take place.

Motor sports - The coming two years - 2007 and 2008 - South Africa will again be hosting the world A1 street race which will take place in January in Durban.

Cricket - During the summer months of South Africa, from November up to and including April, cricket matches are played at various levels: club matches, county league matches and international test matches.

Golf - Every year the Nedbank 2 million Dollar Golf Challenge takes place in December with 12 participants fighting for the largest paycheck in the world. And January is, in the world of golf, the month in which the South African Open and the Alfred Dunhill PGA are held.

Speed cycling - Annually in Cape Town on the second Sunday in March the biggest time trial of the world takes place, the Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Challenge. More than 35,000 cyclists take part in this 105 km long trial around the Peninsula, a third of them from abroad. A good training for the Cape Argus is the 94.7 km Pick 'n Pay Cycle Challenge which is held annually through the streets of Johannesburg.

Marathons - Annually two ultra marathons are held in South Africa with thousands of international and South African participants. Every year on Easter Saturday the 56 km long Two Oceans Marathon takes place on the Cape Peninsula. The other ultra marathon is the Comrades Marathon which takes place annually on 16 June and has a distance of 90 km between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

Festivals

Some highlights of the Festivals that are held annually in South Africa are:

New Year Carnival - In Cape Town the New Year Carnival is celebrated on 1st of January and the three following Saturdays. It is a colourful street party with song and dance and striking costumes.

North Sea Jazz Festival, held each year at the end of March in Cape Town. It is the biggest Jazz Festival of Cape Town and appeals to all the big names of musicians form South Africa and overseas.

Makana Freedom Festival, Grahamstown -between Port Elizabeth and East London- calls itself the Capital of Festivals. At the end of April, Grahamstown is under the spell of the Makana Freedom Festival, a music and dance festival where live bands perform in the various townships around Grahamstown.

National Arts Festival - Also in Grahamstown, each July the National Arts Festival is held where dance, music, opera, fine arts, film and cabaret dominate the town. The festival draws about 50,000 visitors every year. The National Arts Festival is accompanied by the 9-day lasting Fringe Festival in Grahamstown.

Roodepoort Eisteddfodd - The Roodepoort Eisteddfodd near Johannesburg draws about 8,000 international music lovers each year around September/October.

Jacaranda Festival - In Pretoria the Jacaranda Festival is celebrated each October, when all the lanes of Pretoria are lined with the purple Jacaranda trees.

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