Kew Magazine - Summer 2010
Made in Trollhättan
At 58 degrees north, almost within sight of the arctic circle, Trollhättan, a small industrial town in Sweden, is the home of Saab. Its geography and climate – long summer days and cold, cold winters – have a profound influence on its inhabitants. Their nurture of nature and desire for simplicity shines through in Scandinavian creativity. So inevitably, in 1944 when 16 Saab aircraft engineers were asked to design a car, this individuality would create something unlike anything else on the road. 2010: The all new Saab 9-5 Those roots have not been forgotten. The all new Saab 9-5 differs from any other car you’ve seen or driven. The difference is there to see – light clusters echoing ice sculpture, aircraft inspired cockpit controls including a head-up display which could be straight from a Gripen jet fighter. Which might also account for the powerful driving sensation and turbo technology.
Saab City 60 The Highway, London E1W 2BF Tel: 020 7480 7540
Saab Fulham 101 Farm Lane, London SW6 1QJ Tel: 020 7610 2900
South Africa Namaqualand Flower Tour
12 days from £1,599 per person
A wonderful opportunity to see one of the world’s most extraordinary natural wonders. For a short period in late August and early September Namaqualand’s normally barren hills and heathlands burst into a kaleidoscope of colours, carpeted with flowers of vibrant oranges, reds and yellows as well as cooling whites, purples and blues.
Your 12 day itinerary You fly overnight to CapeTown.After a day to recuperate the tour leaves Cape Town on Day 3 for a leisurely drive north towards the town of Langebaan, the gateway to the West Coast National Park with its major population of sea birds and flowers. We leave Langebaan on Day 4 and travel to Clanwilliam via Citrusdal, where we visit a lemon and orange grove. At Clanwilliam, surrounded by orchards and more flowers, we visit the Ramskop Nature Reserve, with over 350 cultivated wild flowers. On Day 5 we travel north to Springbok through Vanryns Pass and Neiwoudville - all the while seeing ever more extravagant displays of flowers. Springbok is the northernmost point of the tour.This bustling town is the heart of the Namaqualand Nature Reserve.We will be based here for two days and visit Goegap Nature Reserve and Namaqua National Park. From Springbok (Day 7) we travel back to Clanwilliam, by a different route, and visit the Vanrhynsdorp Nursery, the largest nursery in South Africa. We also explore a part of the Cederberg Mountains seeing the last of the mountain fynbos vegetation as well as take a rooibos tour to learn more about the local product.We spend our last four days in Cape Town, with visits to Table Mountain for its spectacular views, fauna and flora, the world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Finally we visit the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve on the way visiting the endangered Jackass Penguin Colony.
Our price includes excursions as described. All travel is in a luxury airconditioned minibus with a driver and expert local guide. Prices are based on two adults sharing a room in our specially chosen guest houses, lodges and hotels.The itinerary is based on bed and breakfast board basis with two additional lunches. International economy class flights and taxes are also included.
Namaqualand and Garden Route Tour from £2,899 per person for a 17 day tour
This small group tour is an extended version of the Namaqualand Flower Classic Tour.The extra five days allow you to explore the famous Garden route, Winelands region, the desert landscape of Karoo, the beautiful town of Knysna, wonderful bird watching, the Elephant Park and Tsitsikamma National Park.
MADEIRA FLOWER FESTIVAL 2011 • SPAIN GARDEN TOURS 2011 • GRENADA GARDEN TOURS 2010 & 2011 • INDIA GARDEN TOURS 2011
Reservations and Information 01753 892111 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.individual-holidays.com