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MONTAGU - Gateway to the Karoo... come explore with us and WIN!

In this issue of thebalance:


Incentive Travel:

"Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones." ~ Anne Sophie Swetchine

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 Montagu Springs Holiday Resort AND Montagu Country Hotel!



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New Discoveries

It is always a complete and utter thrill to discover something new - especially in a town where I have lived for over 20 years.

I have become somewhat jaded and bored with Jo'burg. However that should never be was once written: "You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." - Samuel Johnson

I think that the same can be said about Johannesburg - Jo'burg is constantly reinventing itself. I suggest that if you have not yet done so, you get down to Main Street in the inner city on Sundays - check out their website:

This week we have gone local in terms of our incentive and as an additional bonus, we have two prizes for you to choose from or perhaps it will inspire you to get down to Montagu
with the family for your next break (Easter).

If you click on our activist button - you can get to star in your very own ad. Exciting stuff, become an activist star!

Enjoy your week! With love from

Jenny signature
and the team at
The Balance of Work2Play



The Colour of Flowers: Leave worries aside and you will be surprised by the beauty
of the sky and the colour of flowers, of the freshness of the breeze and
the generosity of the sun. You will feel you are part of creation,
and life will start to make sense.
The greatest wealth is to appreciate what we have and what we are.

Incentive Travel

Let us quote on your next incentive trip:


Montagu, the Gateway to the Karoo

Montagu, the Gateway to the Karoo, is a village with soul. Here you will find a community of smiles and sunshine, people who ask how you are - and wait for the answer. People who quickly progress from acquaintances to friends.

Top Things to see in Montagu…
Montagu Arts and Crafts Route   |   Montagu Pass   |   Novella Alpaca Farm   |   Route 62

Once voted Village of the Year, not only for the gorgeous views, beautiful architecture and excellent Hot Springs - but for the homeliness and hospitality of our people that set us apart from the rest.

You will find us a mere hop, skip and a jump from Cape Town - which makes us an excellent weekend destination at only 200kms distant. Or mosey along on a lazy weekend drive to visit one of our fine restaurants, view our historic sites, or take a wander around our bustling Village Market on a Saturday morning.

two prizes have been offered by Montagu Country Hotel and Montagu Springs Hotel - click on the links for more info and click on our competition below for the chance to win a weekend for two.


10 things to do in Montagu
Mountain Biking
Rock Climbing
Wine Estates
Route 62 Wine Tours
The Breede River Goose
Visit the Hot Springs
Montagu Half Marathon
Wine Cruise
Abseiling and Kloofing

To WIN a getaway at Montagu Country Hotel, just answer these two EASY questions:
  • What is the Breede River Goose?

  • What type of animal is the Alpaca which is found in Montagu?

Visit the website here to find the answers

Send your answers, name and contact numbers to


Vertical Events


Vertical Rugby - 25 to 0 win for your brand and your brand communication

5 to 0 for your brand
Cheers of encouragement of the cheerleaders, dancing in the middle of the playing field, echo through the location. The two Flying Rugby teams are floating in the air - the shirts of the players bear the logo of your brand. The first half of the most extraordinary rugby match ever has started!

10 to 0 for your brand
The location: A vertical rugby field at the side of a scaffolding rig or the façade of a building.
The players: Vertical acrobats of the Jochen Schweizer team.
The occasion: Top match of the Flying Rugby Cup sponsored by your brand.

15 to 0 for your brand
In the halftime break of the Flying Rugby match, the "flying" mascot of your company - of course secured by a rope - will appear at the location, before the actors start the second half of the match to the cheers of the crowd.

20 to 0 for your brand
The rugby match, which is perfectly taken in scene by choreography and music, as well as the powerful dance performances of the cheerleaders branded by your logo will enthuse both the press and the audience.

During all that, the logo and the advertising message of your brand are always present on and besides the Flying Rugby playing field - 25 to 0 win for your brand!

Email us at for a quote.

The most important details on Flying Rugby at a glance:

Required height min.:

Flying Rugby®
Outdoor wall, a scaffolding rig is also very suitable
7 meters, width starting from 6 meters
According to your individual needs
According to your individual needs




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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 Montagu 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.


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  Adventure Travel
STAR IN YOUR OWN PETA AD! Teambuilding at The Winery  
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Find the time to take a break...
Book it Yourself offers a choice of
hand-picked Self-Catering, 
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.

PETAL BOMBS ... pure delight for young and old. Contact Annie at SCENT BY AN ANGEL

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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