The 2017 South African Chaîne AGM and Chapitre were held on the Surval Boutique Olive Estate in the Klein Karoo, on the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains. The name, which appropriately means “they who bear honey”, is said to derive from a Khoikhoi tribe that once lived there and left rock paintings to mark their stay.

The nearest town is Oudtshoorn, the “ostrich capital of the world”, home to the largest population of these large flightless birds and their soughtafter feathers. This is the location of the Turnberry Boutique Hotel where members and guests gathered for the opening event of the Chapitre. Long-time Chaîne member and Bailli Honoraire Neil Els was the host for the evening and went the extra mile to create a unique event.

Read the article here. Chaine July 2017 Newsletter

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