Urgent notice - Makaranga Outing and Year End Exhibition

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Under: Outings

Hi everyone

The Rugby World Cup Final will be played on Sunday and many of our club members stated that they will not be able to attend the Makaranga outing because of it. Therefore we have decided to move the outing to the 30th of October so that everyone can attend. We apologise for any inconvenience and hope that everyone enjoys the rugby.

1. Outing: Makaranga Garden Lodge

Our October outing will be to Makaranga Garden Lodge, which has beautiful botanical and Japanese gardens. Following is a short description of their gardens.

"African Pride Makaranga Garden Lodge is situated on a 30 acre lush Private Botanical Garden in The Valley of a Thousand Hills. Our lodge and gardens boast an impressive art collection and guests can wander the wheelchair friendly pathways through the garden to admire the Shona and Italian sculptures set amongst an impressive collection of Camellias, Magnolias and Rhododendrons to mention a few. The Japanese garden features original stone carvings from Japan, and the 18 ponds and waterways are an ideal setting for little bronze statues of Venus, Pan and others."

Although there is a charge to take photos in the gardens, we have been given a discounted rate for the day. Please ensure that you are there on time to avoid any payment problems. The restaurant has unfortunately been closed for restoration, but we can meet later at another restaurant that is close to the lodge.

Date: Sunday, 30 October 2011
Time: 09:00am sharp
Cost: R20 per person
Directions:  From Pinetown - Drive up the M13 and take exit 26 (Everton Road / Gillitts) off-ramp. Turn right at the traffic light, drive over the bridge and take your first right into Igwababa Rd. Proceed for 1.2km to their gate on your left.
From Hillcrest - Drive down the M13 and take exit 26 (Everton Road / Gillitts) off-ramp. At the stop street turn left into Everton Road. Drive 400m and turn right into Igwababa Road. Proceed 1.2km to their gate on left.

2. Year End Exhibition

We would also like to remind everyone to start getting their photos ready for our annual exhibition. You don't have to be a professional photographer to exhibit your photos. Our club is there for everyone, from the beginner to the professional. If you are proud of what you have achieved, then show everyone your photos.

Printed photos must be A4 or larger and they must be mounted. For those that need to have mounts made, contact Harry Lock on 082 576 0199. He will need some time to make the mounts, so please contact him as soon as possible. Your photos must be submitted no later than the second meeting in November, which is on the 15th of November. Mike Volckman will put together a slideshow for members that want to display their digital images, but please remember that we prefer prints. More details will be given for the digital submissions.

And remember, seeing your photos printed and mounted is extremely rewarding, so don't delay and get them ready!!


See you at 9AM, Sunday 30 October!

In : Outings 

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