Knys­na’s own re­ci­pe for he­a­ling

Fin­nish man see­ks bri­de in Gar­den Rou­te

Knysna-Plett Herald - - Voorblad - – S­te­fan Goo­sen

E­ver­yo­ne knows the re­a­li­ty show “The Ba­chel­or” – a se­ries which has cap­ti­va­ted plen­ty an au­dien­ce and has kept them glu­ed to their se­ats wai­ting to find out who said ba­chel­or will choo­se as his true lo­ve.

W­hat so­me re­si­dents of the Gar­den Rou­te mig­ht not be a­wa­re of though, is that the Fin­nish ver­si­on of the show is co­ming to the a­rea, and will be fil­ming an en­ti­re se­a­son at lo­ca­ti­ons from Mos­sel Bay to P­let­ten­berg Bay.

The Fins ap­pa­rent­ly lo­ve the Gar­den Rou­te so much that t­his will be the thi­rd ti­me the show is fil­med in the a­rea. T­his ti­me the crew and par­ti­ci­pants will spend an en­ti­re month fil­ming in the a­rea, from 1 to 30 No­vem­ber.

Ac­cor­ding to Pa­trick Wal­ton, pro­du­cer at S­hoot­A­way Pro­ducti­ons – the South A­fri­can con­tin­gent of the crew – the show first fil­med on­ly eig­ht e­pi­so­des of the se­ries w­hen t­hey first ca­me to the Gar­den Rou­te, “but t­his ti­me t­hey will be shoot­ing the en­ti­re se­ries he­re – a to­tal of 12 e­pi­so­des”.

“The Gar­den Rou­te has so much to of­fer, it’s no won­der t­hey keep co­ming back. T­his ti­me a­round we’ll be fil­ming at o­ver 40 lo­ca­ti­ons doing a w­ho­le ran­ge of acti­vi­ties. The­re is e­ven going to be a cha­ri­ty day as part of the show, w­he­re lo­cals will be a­ble to join in the acti­on,” said Wal­ton.

He ad­ded that the fil­ming would bring mo­re than R2-mil­li­on to the lo­cal e­co­nomy, with a lar­ge a­mount of South A­fri­cans ma­king up part of the crew and ca­te­ring and props being sour­ced from lo­cal com­pa­nies. “I al­so ma­ke su­re that a­bout 15% of the crew are stu­dents as de­ve­lop­ment within the in­du­stry is very im­por­tant. The­se stu­dents will co­me from iKa­si Me­dia, a not-for-pro­fit film pro­ducti­on and trai­ning or­ga­ni­sa­ti­on ba­sed in ru­ral We­stern Ca­pe,” he said.

Wal­ton said that Sed­ge­field and P­let­ten­berg Bay Tou­rism ha­ve been in­stru­men­tal in fin­ding suit­a­ble lo­ca­ti­ons.

P­ho­to: Sup­p­lied

The Fin­nish e­di­ti­on of re­a­li­ty te­le­vi­si­on se­ries The Ba­chel­or will be fil­med in the Gar­den Rou­te soon, but until then the i­den­ti­ty of the ba­chel­or will re­main a mys­te­ry.

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