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the balance   |   newsletter of the the balance of work2play   |

In this issue of thebalance:


Incentive Travel:

"I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them." - Mark Twain

Make your own wine:
Get together a bunch of friends, clients or colleagues ... the grapes are coming!

Vertical Events:
Take your product launch to new heights

a Weekend For Two at Montague Springs



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Festival of the Kiss

The 14th century church in Roquemaure houses the relics of St. Valentine making it the capital of romance each February.

In 1868 the town's vineyards were destroyed by pests and a wealthy villager purchased the relics of St. Valentine from Rome in hopes of reviving their cash crop. The vineyards survived and over a century later the Festival of the Kiss was born.

The festival re-enacts the arrival of St. Valentines relics with 800 people in 19th century costumes parading through the streets.

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The streets are renamed after a famous French lover and are filled with roaming musicians and street performers. You and your loved one can attend the Valentine ball, take a carriage ride, attend the wine fair or just find a quiet corner of the village to call your own.

You might not get to go all the way to France, however; click on the
Book it Yourself button and book a romantic weekend away with your loved one.

We also have a great new competition – where you could
win a weekend for two in the romantic town of Montagu.

My travel inspiration for this week is
Kenya – it must be one of the most beautiful places in Africa and offers so much to do –

Have a fab week!!

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and the team at
The Balance of Work2Play

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready
to pay the price to make them come true.
~ Leon J. Suenes

Incentive Travel


We had an incentive group in 2009 that combined Kenya and Tanzania and did the best of the migration, the Ngoro Crater and chartered flights between areas. It was probably one of the most decadently delicious trips we have put together for a while.

Top Things to see in Kenya…
Masai Mara   |   Mt Kenya   |   Lake Victoria   |   Gedi Ruins

I on the other hand also travelled to Kenya in December of the same year for my private holiday to a little town called Watamu and I had probably one of the best beach and diving holidays to date.

No other country on earth can offer the visitor as much to see and do. Within the borders of a single country, you will find savannahs rich with big game, timeless cultures unchanged by the modern world, pristine beaches and coral reef, equatorial forests and mighty snow-capped mountains, searing deserts and cool highland retreats and endless opportunities for adventure, discovery, relaxation; more than you would ever expect.

It is a short flight away with no jet lag issues and is definitely well worth considering as a destination for incentives


Reasons to visit Kenya…
The Great Lakes
Balloon Safari
Dive with Whale Sharks
White River Rafting
Sky Diving
The Migration
Mt Kenya
Lamu Cultural Festival
Tsavo East National Park
Mt Kenya Forest

Give us a call to quote for your next incentive trip:



Vertical Events

The wall turns into a stage:
We stage nearly all vertical
surfaces, such as corporate
buildings, industrial buildings, steeples, bridges etc. in an
artistic way or, for instance,
using a fashion show,
life musicians or presentations.



Vertical Netwalk - Breathtaking dynamics in the vertical direction

Vertical Netwalk is a dynamic performance full of action. The artists move like spiders over a vertically spun net up to a height of 20 m. Fast-paced chases including jumps, somersaults, turnings and breathtaking action make the pulse quicken. Causes massive adrenaline rushes!

Jochen Schweizer Events has now been brought to South Africa by The Balance of Work 2 Play. Vertical Events stand for spectacular vertical performances and outstanding show acts. We deliver artistic work and develop individual show concepts for agencies and companies.

The events are ideal for product launches, parties, building launches and more - dazzle your clients with this event.
We will conceptualise the creatives for you and will brand, and make it yours to own for future marketing purposes.

Email us at for a quote.




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Book your barrel

We have just had confirmation the grapes for Jozi Wines arrive next week, I am so excited, the winery will be in full swing again. For those of you that still want to book a barrel, there is still time to book for the last grapes which come off the vines in four weeks time.

Five Reasons for you to BOOK a barrel:
1. You learn how to make superb wine from the best grapes in the Cape (Mischa Wine Estate)
2. You get to bond with your group on an ongoing basis for a year
3. At the end you will have 300 bottles to distribute to clients or friends
4. We tailor make the activity for each barrel, so we will make sure that we fit in with your schedule
5. It is fun

Email us at for a quote



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WIN a weekend for 2 at Montague Springs Holiday Resort...

Montagu Springs Holiday Resort can best be described as an oasis at the gateway to the Little Karoo. Montagu Springs Holiday Resort can best be described as an oasis at the gateway to the Little Karoo. The Resort is located between two mountain ranges and boasts crystal clear air, away from all pollution. It is strategically positioned on the scenic drive between the Garden Route area and Cape Town. The approach to Montagu from Ashton, through Cogman's Kloof, is awesome.


Forward the newsletter to friends that you think might be interested in receiving
thebalance, and cc us ( We will give you one entry into the competition for each person that you forward the newsletter to! Closing date is end February. The winner will be announced in March.

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Find the time to take a break...
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B&Bs, lodges and
much more...

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Email us for a quote for your next event - we offer a full turnkey solution from sound, to decor to registration.

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Treat your LOVED ones to a PETAL BOMBING! Call Annie at SCENT BY AN ANGEL on 082 854 4754 or email


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