A true home away from home. Lovely setting in the beautiful suburb of Walmer. The rooms are extremely comfy and always very tidy. Jack and Kathy’s personal service is also top notch and I will recommend Dempsey’s to anyone. You can’t go wrong by choosing them as your guesthouse. Ryno Eksteen booked out of Dempseys on 01/12/2012. Place your Dempseys guest review here.
“A Peace of Art” operating from No.85 Main Road, Walmer, has been busily on the go since 2005. They are stockists of a myriad crafty goodies for mosaicing, scrapbooking, beading, wiring, decoupage and pewter work etc. They use these crafts and arts as tools to assist people in realizing their endless potential, simultaneously incorporating the teaching of life skills. We popped in to have a cup of coffee and a cake at their wee coffee shop in the garden and we were delightfully surprised. A peaceful ambience filters throughout the well-maintained store with a buzz of creativity oozing from the craft workshop areas. We took a peep inside the Quilting Shop which is also on the premises and we were impressed by the variety of colours and designs available. In their own words: “We challenge people to look beyond the logic of the left brain to a deeper understanding of authentic creativity, thus no space is left for rigid steps to be followed. We specialize in personal and professional leadership working individually with every person. This makes the classes fun and relaxing where one can escape the day-to-day worries and find peace and tranquility. From kiddies programs to understanding of the deeper self through making a to-take-home craft/art work, these programmes are presented every day of the week as well as on Saturday mornings. We love people, so come and experience a “peace” of our (he)arts. Bring your troubles, let us mix them with paint and make good use of it, sending you home with a new outlook on the routine and stress of everyday life.” To make your booking for a creative workshop or a birthday party, contact:- A Peace of Art Arts and Crafts Supply Shop 85 Main Road ( hardly 1km from us at Dempsey’s Guest House) Walmer Port Elizabeth Cell: 082 770 9994 & 072 304 0797 E-mail: email@example.com web: http://www.peaceofart.co.za Hours of business: Mon to Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 9am-1pm https://www.facebook.com/A-Peace-of-Art-
Beautiful place, lovely rooms with perfect location and good price. I always enjoy staying with you. I feel safe and the parking is secure. Your place make me feel more than welcome and it is much appreciated. Bennie Arends booked out of Dempseys on 12/08/2013. Place your Dempseys guest review here.
We often spot these beautiful Knysna Turacos flitting from branch to branch, tree to tree in the distance, seldom near and seldom stopping long enough for us to really see them clearly, let alone to capture them on camera. They tend to be shy and skittish. Recently we heard a strange sounding thud on our deck; to our amazement it was a Knysna Turaco that had made a crash landing on our deck and was gingerly negotiating its steps on the coffee table. We observed in disbelief. It stayed a long while and then moved to the top of the couch, a few seconds later it moved into a tree very close by where it stayed for an unusually long time. We managed to take a few photographs of this unusual visitor to our deck. When the bird is in flight, the flash of crimson under those wings will take your breath away. Oh to be in the right place at the right time to capture that sight on camera.
Early this month Google said: “The new trails, launched today, extend the existing Street View imagery of South Africa’s wilderness areas to include all 19 national parks, 17 previously ‘un-trekked’ nature reserves and many sites of natural, cultural and historical significance in all nine provinces of South Africa”. Together South Africans put South Africa on Google Street View. No words from us, see it all here:-
Shambala where peace-perfect-peace prevails. Shambala Wellness Spas: day spa, health spa, beauty salon. Premier Spas for ‘him and her’. Top professional service in a tranquil haven. In their own words: “Shambala means a place of peace, tranquillity and happiness. Here at Shambala, we strive to create a piece of paradise on earth for your upliftment and enjoyment. Shambala Wellness Spas is all about health and wellness. We use various body care techniques and products to soften, soothe and invigorate your body, mind and soul.” Offering:- Packages: for individuals, couples, super Mamas and wonderful women, pamper parties, corporate monthly specials Gift vouchers Treatments: body, spa massages, hand and foot care, Apollo anti-ageing and cellulite reduction laser hair removal VPL skin rejuvenation and other treatments VPL Beauty: waxing, sugaring, tinting Facials: Vitaderm, Dermalogica, RegimA, SIX sensational skincare, Thalgo eye treatment, Botox and fillers, Environ needling For your nails: gel by OPI, acrylic by OPI, hand and foot care For males: hands and feet treatments packages waxing laser hair removal VPL skin rejuvenation and other treatments VPL Corporate Packages too:- These are tailored according to your budget and customised according to your personal needs. Groups of 10 and over receive a 10% discount as well as complimentary snacks and refreshments. A full breakfast or lunch can also be supplied at a special rate. Relax further in the jacuzzi, rock swimming pool and relaxation area. A conference facility area is also available. Where is Shambala? Hardly 500 metres from Dempsey’s Guest House in Walmer. Find Shambala Wellness Spas at:- 36 6th Avenue Walmer Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Tel: 041 581 3663 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.shambala.co.za Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShambalaWellnessSpas Their hours of business: Winter: Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm Summer: 8am – 7pm Saturdays and public holidays: 8am – 4pm As I entered the dramatic corridor of this haven for my back massage, I couldn’t get the song “Shambala” out of my head! “Shambala” is a song written by Daniel Moore and made famous by two almost simultaneous releases in 1973, the better-known but slightly later Three Dog Night version, which reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, and a lesser-known version by B.W. Stevenson. The song is about the mythical kingdom of Shambhala, said to be hidden somewhere within or beyond the peaks of the Himalayas and mentioned in various ancient texts, including the Kalachakra Tantra and ancient texts of Tibetan Buddhism. The phrases “in the halls of Shambala” and “on the road to Shambala” tie for number of occurrences in the lyrics. The latter phrase perhaps alludes to the idea of Shambala not as a physical place but as a metaphor for the spiritual path one might follow. The lyrics refer to a situation where kindness and cooperation are universal, joy and good fortune abound, and psychological burdens are lifted. SHAMBALA Wash away my troubles, wash away my pain With the rain in Shambala Wash away my sorrow, wash away my shame With the rain in Shambala Everyone is helpful, everyone is kind On the road to Shambala Everyone is lucky, everyone is so kind On the road to Shambala How does your light shine, in the halls of Shambala? I can tell my sister by the flowers in her eyes On the road to Shambala I can tell my brother by the flowers in his eyes On the road to Shambala How does your light shine, in the halls of Shambala? SHAMBALA SONG INFORMATION DRAWN FROM WIKIPEDIA