Thursday, June 17, 2010


  • I've just read ENTER THE WORLD OF WELGEVONDEN. Thank you so much for your wonderful interpretation of the reserve. The article is a pleasure to read, interesting and informative and an impressive endorsement. Thank you from all at Makweti Safari Lodge. With kind regards
Helen Wilson

  • It has turned out great. Thank you! We will be very pleased if it gets published as is.
Nicola Smith
Public Relations Director

Kind Regards
Beverley Davidge
Director of Sales & Marketing
Radisson Hotel

  • Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative: “I can highly recommend Nick van der Leek as a professional photographer. He is a friendly, outgoing person and lots of fun to work with. He had the ability to make me feel at ease during our photoshoot. He also processed the pictures very quickly and I was amazed by the quick results. Being a photographer myself I know how many hours it sometimes take to edit pictures. He was able to capture the real me and therefore, in my opinion, deserves the highest recommendation.” October 31, 2009
Marethe Grobler Photographer

  • “Nick is a creative, deadline-driven professional who consistently delivers to brief. Working with him on a national advertorial campaign was a pleasure - his enthusiasm and attention to detail are exemplary. I highly recommend Nick's services.” November 1, 2009
Beth Cooper Journalist, editor and author, Self-employed (business partner)
  • Francois Retief(client): “Nick approached me to fly down to Cape Town in order to attend our INCOSE event on the Joule Electric vehicle. I was immediately struck by his dedication and creativity. During the meeting I was pleasantly surprised by how friendly he was and how well he integrated and interacted with the people at the meeting. I was also very impressed by the thought provoking angle he took in writing the article for his blog as well as the YouTube video he posted regarding the event. Subsequent to meeting Nick I enjoy visiting his blog to get his take on what's happening in the world around us. I think he's very 'switched on' and look forward to following his success in the media industry.” October 31, 2009

Francois Retief

Monday, June 7, 2010

People: Anje Hattingh

I had platinum hair, now I'm a brunette and I still get compared to Paris Hilton! People have asked for my autograph and random people want to take their photo with me, thinking that I'm actually the real Paris. I think it's hilarious but after a while it gets a bit annoying. I used to go out and random people will shout "Paris, Paris!". But hey, I just smile and wave. She's pretty, make no mistake, but she's a real blonde!
My goal in life is to become a very successful fashion designer and international model.
My motto in life is that whatever is meant to be, will always find its way.

I stay in shape by going to gym; spinning, swimming and cycling. I also enjoy going to the beach, bodyboarding or taking an ocean swim. I've done the Redhouse Rivermile and I participated in the Ocean Swim Series here in Nelson Mandela Bay. I'm always up for anything new and exciting!

McDonalds is my favorite fast food restaurant. If it's a Big Mac or an icecream... I absolutley love eating McDonalds!

My dream holiday is going to an exotic island with the love of my life. Relaxing on the beach with tanned bodies, sipping cocktails, sand in your hair and warm summer nights...

I plan on studying fashion design, interior decorating or photography in Stellenbosch. I haven't exactly decided yet, but I definately want to do something that will keep me busy.

I admire Kimerley Kardashian from Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Not for her personality but for her beauty. She obviously takes good care of herself. I'm also a big fan of Eva Mendez!

Have you seen Run Fat Boy, Run!? It's the best movie I've ever seen. For second best I'd have to choose Sex and the City. I love having a good laugh!

I don't like sitting on one place for hours reading books, but I have read Daar's Vis in die Punch. It's an Afrikaans story explaining the life of a teenager stuck between love and her career.
Dancing to the beat of a catchy song is so much fun. I don't mind who the artist is, if the song is fast and catchy, I like it. I must add that I love the song Nothing in this world from Paris Hilton.

Always remember that how many breaths you take in life is not important but rather the moments that take your breath away. So go out there, fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride!