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BREAK-AWAY

TRIPS AND SERVICES

For your convenience and pleasure we offer the following personalized service:

Abbreviations

p.a – per adult

p.c – per child

AIRPORT SERVICES

Transfers

From Airport to your guest house:

R350-00 p.a

Children 1 - 12:

R  20-00 p.c

From guest house to Airport:

R350-00 p.a

Children 1 - 12:

R  20-00 p.c

Please Note:

Please keep your invoices as you may claim back taxes paid when you depart back home. You are allowed to claim for any item that you have bought and that you are taking with you back home.

CHURCH

CORNERSTONE ASSEMBLY CHURCH

On the corner Wessels and Park Streets, is the Cornerstone Assembly Church that you will enjoy thoroughly. Walk down Park street (towards the Spar) the church will be on your left hand side. Opposite the Art Gallery.

Starting time: 8:30 or 10:30 or 18:00
(these times change with the seasons!)

Please Note:

As the service can last for a very long period, it is quite acceptable for the adoptive parents to leave when they feel the need to do so.

SOUTH AFRICAN FLAGS THAT MAY BE ORDERED:

Transfers

Pricelist
Small
R 45-00 each
Medium (90 x 60cm)
R 75-00 each
Large (150 x 90cm)
R 90-00 each
Food Flags
R 30-00 per packet
Table Flags
R 30-00 each
String Flags (South African Flag)
R 180-00 each
SA Caps (Flag colours)
R 40-00 each
Big Five Wine Glass Markers (6 pieces)
R120-00 per packet

GENERAL INFO

DISCOUNT WILL BE GIVEN WHEN 2 OR MORE COUPLES TRAVEL TOGETHER

Settling of account:

Preferred method of payment is internet transfer.

Cash payments may be done as per arrangement but before you depart for the airport on day of departure.

Prices are subject to changes without prior notice.

Tipping your guide in South Africa:

It is a well-known culture in South Africa. It is customary to tip your guide if you have had a good time! This of course will only apply if you were 100% happy with the service rendered to you. In the case of Break-Away the people that will do their utmost to make your travels a time to remember are Nick the main man – with others that you will meet eg Stephanus, Phillip and others you will meet.

Tipping of the staff at guesthouse:

Please feel free to leave them a tip as per your appreciation. They will appreciate it a lot as they will do their best to make your accommodation perfect for your stay.

Please do not through away any food that you did not use during your stay. The staff will not understand this. Rather just leave it in your apartment for them to decide what they will do with it.

Tipping in restaurants:

The norm is 10%. Once again you will find the service received from your table attendant excellent as they work very hard for their tip as they get basic income and tipping is extra for items much needed.

PCR-COVID TEST:

If you are still in need for pcr testing or anti body testing please contact Martie.

SHELTER VISITS:

To:

Botshabelo, Acres of Love, Oasis, Different Ephemi houses (Florida, RABS, Benoni etc.), Door of Hope, Lesedi, House Thandi (Stienie)

R750-00 per couple

From:

Botshabelo, Acres of Love, Oasis, Villa Lubet, Door of Hope, Lesedi

R750-00 per couple

To:

Polokwane - Ngwana

R1 600-00 p c

From:

Polokwane - Ngwana

R1 600-00 p c

To:

Kabod – Middelburg

R1 490-00 per couple

From:

Kabod – Middelburg

R1 490-00 per couple

TRANSFERS TO:

We will pick you up from your accommodation (normally at 09:00) at a time that suits you and pick you up from drop off point at a time preferred by you.

To:

Menlyn Mall, Brooklyn Mall, Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Food Markets, PCR Testing etc

R75-00 p a

From:

Menlyn Mall, Brooklyn Mall, Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Food Markets, PCR Testing etc

R75-00 p a

To:

Voortrekkermonument

R100-00 pa

From:

Voortrekkermonument

R100-00 pa

FUN ROOMS AND FUN FAMILY ACTIVITIES

from babies to adults something for all for each member of the family

Red Barn

Here is acrobrancing from toddlers to adults. Hiking And play areas for the small children. They also have a very good Restaurant should you want to have  lunch as well. Lunch for own Account.

Restaurant and acrobranching open Wedneday to Sunday.

However if you just want to go for the hike through the blue gum forest and have your Own packed lunch – this may be done on Mondays and Tuesdays.

1 Couple To:

Red Barn – acrobranching etc

R150-00 p a

1 Couple From:

Red Barn

R150-00 p a

2 Couples To:

Red Barn

R125-00 p a

2 Couples From:

Red Barn

R125-00 p a

Hyto Tyto

This is also an outside venue once again Something for all and restaurant should you want to Have as well. The children truly have a great times here.

1 Couple To:

Hyto Tyto

R150-00 p a

1 Couple From:

Hyto Tyto

R150-00 p a

2 Couples To:

Hyto Tyto

R120-00 p a

2 Couples From:

Hyto Tyto

R120-00 p a

Fun Room in Brooklyn

This is ideal for the small ones not big children. Real Nice play area that they created – real dream for any Small child. They have an option of fast food type menu.

To:

Fun Room – Brooklyn

R75-00 p a

From:

Fun Room – Brooklyn

R75-00 p a

Please remember that should more than one couple go on same transfer the rate quoted will be recalculated and shown on your invoice

GENERAL INFO REGADING OUR TRIPS OFFERED TO YOU.

We specialize in family trips. This means that all the planning around any trip is to make sure that the children will be comfortable.

Although pickup times are mentioned for practical planning, the rest of your day (duration of trip) is up to you. It is your day your trip.

SOWETO – Johannesburg:

(Of course if there is any unrest going on we will not go into Soweto – this you may double check with Martie)

Pending traffic it is around 1 hour’s drive South West of Johannesburg and 1 hour’s drive back to Pretoria.

You will be picked up at 09:00 – You will be back at your guesthouse around 15:00

Before entering Soweto you will stop at the FNB Football Stadium, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup 2010.

What will be included:

  • Visiting the stadium
  • Driving through Soweto to show this growing vibrant city within a city and see the difference from your lower income group to the rich of Soweto
  • You will see the houses of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu
  • You will stop at the Hector Peterson Museum
  • You will stop at the Regina Mondi church – this church has a lot of political history
  • Lunch with 1 Beer per adult plus 1 coffee and cold drinks for children.

What is not included:

  • Entrance fee into the Nelson Mandela house – this is due to the fact that not everybody wants to go inside
  • Entrance fees into the Apartheids museum (Hector Peterson museum) and the Regina Mondi Church –

Please Note:
If you chose to go into the above, that will not be a problem at all. You can either then just pay the entrance directly to the venue or ask your guide to pay the venue  and I will add it to your invoice. Whatever will be more convenient for you.

Pricelist
1 Couple
R1 540-00 p.a
2 Couples
R1 290-00 p.a
3 Couples
R 940-00 p.a
Children 1 – 3 extra
R 75-00 p.c
Children 4 – 12 extra
R 125-00 p.c

COMBO TRIP - SOWETO AND WALTER SISULU BOTANICAL GARDENS

This is a wonderful combination as you get to experience this very special botanical garden in Johannesburg. This is notmally the big surprise to experience these gardens and wild life so close to Johannesburg.

The Garden and nature reserve is home to an abundance of wildlife with about 240 bird species recorded on site. A breeding pair of Verreaux’s Eagles nest on the cliffs near the waterfall. Can also be vue from the restaurant that has a telescope pointing on the nest.

Here is a lot of walking hiking opportunities before you sit down for a lovely lunch at the restaurant.

After lunch you will depart for Soweto drive threw – but still spend enough time to see all the important points in Soweto and get a good idea of this important township with its political history.

What will be included:

  • Entrance fee into the gardens
  • Lunch at restaurant
  • 1 Beer or cold drink
  • 1 coffee
  • Drive through Soweto and stops at all the important places – Nelson Mandela House, Desmund Tutus House, Hector Peterson Museum and Regina Mundi church

What is not included:

  • Entrance fees into the Nelson Mandela House, Apartheids museum (Hector Peterson museum). They ask for a donation of your own choice to enter the Regina Mundi Regina Mondi Church.
  • but please note that should you want to enter any of the museums mentioned above (which will not be a problem at all) you can either pay directly to venue or ask your guide to pay the venue and I will add it to your invoice.

Pricelist
1 Couple
R1 895-00 p.a
2 Couples
R1 690-00 p.a
3 Couples
R1 385-00 p.a
Children 1 – 3 extra
R 75-00 p.c
Children 4 – 12 extra
R 130-00 p.c

Please Note:

Combo trips are money savours. You can combine any trip that is close together. Should you want to combine trips not mentioned – please just get into contact with Martie,  that will assist with this. But remember to financially benefit from combo trips they must be close together.

WALTER SISULU BOTANICAL GARDENS

This is a wonderful combination as you get to experience this very special botanical garden in Johannesburg. This is notmally the big surprise to experience these gardens and wild life so close to Johannesburg.

The Garden and nature reserve is home to an abundance of wildlife with about 240 bird species recorded on site. A breeding pair of Verreaux’s Eagles nest on the cliffs near the waterfall. Can also be seen through the telescope at the restaurant that is pointing on the nest.

For those who like to walk and do little hikes, you are at the right place. Here is a lot of walking hiking opportunities before you sit down for a lovely lunch at the restaurant.

What will be included:

  • Entrance fee into the gadens
  • Lunch at restaurant
  • 1 Beer or cold drink
  • 1 coffee
  • Enough time for hiking to enjoy this beautiful garden.
Pricelist
1 Couple
R1 380-00 p.a
2 Couples
R1 065-00 p.a
3 Couples
R 955-00 p.a
Children 1 – 3 extra
R 75-00 p.c
Children 4 – 13 extra
R 175-00 p.c

CONSTITUTIONAL HILL

Pickup at 09:00 from guesthouse and you should be back by around 14:00 to 14:30

This is truly a very informative short trip where you can go on a highlight guided tour and get a more clear picture on the fight for democracy from all roll players through the years

Constitution Hill (first opening 1893) is a living museum that tells the story of South Africa’s journey to democracy. The site is a former prison and military fort that bears testament to South Africa’s turbulent past and, today, is home to the country’s Constitutional Court, which endorses the rights of all citizens.

There is perhaps no other site of incarceration in South Africa that imprisoned the sheer number of world-renowned men and women as those held within the walls of Constitution Hill’s Old Fort, Women’s Jail and Number Four. Nelson Mandela. Mahatma Gandhi. Joe Slovo. Albertina Sisulu. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Fatima Meer. They all served time here.

What will be included:

  • Entrance for the 1 hour highlight tour. After the guided tour you are welcome to walk around and see this important place in history.
  • Lunch with 1 cold drink and 1 coffee per person
Pricelist
1 Couple
R 1 225-00 p.a
2 Couples
R 1 020-00 p.a
3 Couples
R 895-00 p.a
Children 1 – 6 extra
R 100-00 p.c
Children 7 – 16 extra
R 285-00 p c

LOVELY HALFDAY TRIPS

MONTECASINO BIRD GARDENS

This is enjoyed by children – AND PARENTS – specially the flight of fantacy. That is around 20 minutes long.    – The flight of fantasy show which is a great part of this trip has been cancelled till further notice – due to covid.

It is around 50 min drive from Pretoria to Johannesburg – pending traffic. Pickup time will be discussed.

For great family entertainment in Johannesburg, come and experience the wonder of the Montecasino Bird Gardens. Here in our wildlife and bird park you can wander along enchanted walkways within magnificent gardens and marvel at a variety of colourful birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual animals from around the world.

The stars of the Montecasino Bird Gardens are the colourfull and talented show birds which captivate audiences with breathtaking displays of unrestrained flight. Morning and afternoon shows.

What will be included:

  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch with 1 cold drink and 1 coffee per person
  • Flight of fantacy
Pricelist
1 Couple
R1 370-00 p.a
2 Couples
R1 095-00 p.a
3 Couples
R 995-00 p.a
Children 1 – 2 extra
R 50-00 p.c
Children 3 – 12 extra
R 250-00 p.c

LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE

CLOSED TILL FURTHER NOTICE WHICH WILL BE  END OF SEPTEMBER 2021

As it is impossible for you to be able to travel to the various provinces to see how the different ethnic groups live it is a wonderful experience to visit the Lesedi Cultural Village.

This is around 50 min drive north west of Pretoria. Lesedi is located in the heart of the African bushveld amidst the rocky hills within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site. Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, visiting five traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors.

What will be included in the Cultural experience:

  • Video in the Amphitheatre
  • Cultural Tour in the villages
  • Tribal dancing and ending with lunch and 1 drink per person

Your pick-up time will be 10:15 from the guesthouse. You will be back by around 16:00

Pricelist
1 Couple
R1 355-00 p.a
2 Couples
R1 265-00 p.a
3 Couples
R1 155-00 p.a
Children 2 – 5 extra
R 90-00 p.c
Children 6 – 12 extra
R 325-00 p.c

DAY TRIP TO PILANESBERG

This is around 2 hour’s trip to and back from Pilansberg Game Reserve in the North West Province.

Big Five country. From the wise and magical Elephant to Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo plus many more. Do not forget the birds and plant species.

Pickup time will be discussed with each couple as per their requirements and pending on the season.

This day is not just about the animals! South Africans love the bush – this is life for us! Hope you can be able to take the feeling of the bush back with you.

What will be included in this day trip:

  • Entrance fee into the park
  • Driving around in search of animals and that feeling of peace that only the bush can offer
  • Lunch with 1 beer per adult and cold drinks for children plus 1 coffee per person
  • Road costs and comfortable car
Pricelist
1 Couple
R1 990-00 p a
2 Couples
R1 595-00 p a
3 Couples
R1 295-00 p a
Children 1 – 3
R 100-00 p.c
Children 4 – 12 extra
R 295-00 p.c

RHINO AND LION PARK

This is an ideal trip for those who do not have the time to drive all the way to Pilanesberg. This is truly a mini Pilanesberg. You get to see a lot of animals including 4 of the big five (Buffalo, Lion, Rhino and Leopard). The only one you will not see here is the Elephant.

Please note:  THE RHINO AND LION RESEVE SAYS NO TO CUP PETTING!!!  

There are a reptile park and so much more that you may experience this day.

The Reserve is situated around 1 hour’s drive to and back in the North West Province within the Cradle of Human Kind. You will be picked up at 09:00 and should be back around 15:00.

What will be included:

  • Entrance fee
  • Light Lunch with 1 beer per adult and cold drinks for children
  • 1 Coffee per person
Pricelist
1 Couple
R1 585-00 p.a
2 Couples
R1 320-00 p.a
3 Couples
R 990-00 p.a
Children 1 – 3
R 75-00 p.c
Children 4 – 12
R 295-00 p.c

NOTE:

I only mention the Rhino and Lion Reserve but please also enquire about the Bothonge Wonder Cave (Sterkfontein Caves) and also the Maropeng visitors Centre all in the Cradle of Human kind area.

The Cradle of Humankind, one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa, and the only one in Gauteng, is renowned as the place where humankind originated. It is here that the first hominid, Australopithecus, was found in 1924 at Taung in the North West Province by Professor Raymond Dart of the University of the Witwatersrand. And is one of the major tourist attractions in South Africa.

AN ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE FOR LIFE

The Elephant Sanctuary is home to some rescued African Elephants. This experience includes, info about the elephants, walking with an elephant within a forest area, touching, feeding and interacting with these gentle and intelligent mammal, all in the company of a well-trained guide.

After the program you will go for light lunch including 1 Beer per adult and 1 cold drink per child plus 1 coffee per person.

After lunch you can also visit the African market, if you want to.

This experience is one you will cherish and remember forever!!!!

Pricelist
1 Couple
R1 825-00 p.a
2 Couples
R1 585-00 p.a
3 Couples
R1 300-00 p.a
Children 1 – 3 extra
R 100-00 p.c
Children 5 – 13 extra
R 450-00 p.c

MONKEY SANCTUARY

This is a nice half day trip that is fun for everyone. These are all rescued monkeys and one can truly watch them for hours. You will walk between them. Monkeys are naughty but if you want to allow them they will come very close to you. But there is always a guide with you to make sure that you are comfortable with their distance.

Entrance fees and lunch with 1 beer per adult and 1 cold drink per child as well as 1 coffee per person.

Pricelist
1 Couple
R1 605-00 p a
2 Couples
R1 350-00 p a
3 Couples
R1 100-00 p a
Children 2 – 4 extra
R 100-00
Children 5 – 13 extra
R 450-00

COMBO TRIP - ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE PLUS MONKEYS

This is a nice combination as the elephants and monkeys are basically next to each other in a beacutiful wooded area.

You will depart at 08:45 from your accommodation for an 1 hour drive North West to do the Elephant programme first (that starts at 10:00).  Then you will sit down for lunch and after that go for the Monkey program.

This will give you a break and the children can move around a bit.

You should be back from around 15:30. Remember it is your day your time. So the idea is that you enjoy the day.

Pricelist
1 Couple
R2 865-00 p a
2 Couples
R2 295-00 p a
3 Couples
R2 020-00 p a
Children 2 – 4 extra
R 180-00
Children 5 – 13 extra
R 450-00

HARTIES CABLE WAY

This is a lovely half day trip high up the Magaliesberg Mountains with the cable way. Lovely views await you of the surrounding areas and the Hartbeespoort dam.

The fun doesn’t begin and end with the cable car ride itself. A trip to the top of the mountain will quickly turn into a day of enjoyment away from the pressures of city life.

On top, you feel as if you are in another world, and there is plenty to enjoy in this small paradise.

Sit under the shade at one of the picnic tables and watch the children play on the jungle gym in the Kid zone play area?

You can do some shopping at the Little Shop at the Top, or just sit back and enjoy nature, taking in the tranquillity and the calls of the birds. You may well be lucky enough to see some endangered vultures circling overhead, from the nearby vulture sanctuary.

Include: Fee for cable car to the top and down again, light lunch with 1 beer per adult and cold drinks for the children.

Pricelist
1 Couple
R1 645-00 p.a
2 Couples
R1 305-00 p.a
3 Couples
R1 100-00 p.a
Children 1 – 3 extra
R 100-00 p.c
Children 4 – 12 extra
R 350-00 p.c

STERKFONTEIN CAVES – half day trip

The Sterkfontein Caves are owned by the University of the Witwatersrand, whose scientists have been responsible for the main excavations at this World Heritage Site.

They are credited with many of the most notable discoveries in the caves, including the world-famous fossils of Mrs Ples and Little Foot, the latter being an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton dating back more than three million years.

The tour starts outside and will then take you into the caves. This is not a difficult activity and suitable for children and adults.

Pricelist
1 Couple
R1 365-00 p.a
2 Couples
R1 185-00 p.a
3 Couples
R 990-00 p.a
Children 1 – 3 extra
R 100-00 p.c
Children 4 – 12 extra
R 350-00 p.c
Children 1-5 years – extra per child
R 100-00 p.c
Children 6-12 – extra per child
R 200-00 p.c

VAN GAALEN KAASMAKERIJ - Open Wednesday to Sundays

Annelie Van Gaalen started this traditional cheese factory in 1994. Today they still make the traditional Dutch Gouda cheese together with other variety cheeses. The cheeses are matured on the farm and a variety of years and herb cheeses are available. Time to get some nice cheese for yourself. The property lies at the foothills of the Magaliesberg Mountains in Hekpoort. Truly beautiful area.

The Kaasmakerij also boast an excellent lunch restaurant and lovely walking trails for those who feel like a little hike. They also have a Cheese shop should anyone be interested in buying some nice cheese to enjoy. On Wednesday and Sundays at 10:00 they have a 1 hour tour showing the process and together with this they have a cheese tasting together with tea/coffee or juice with apple tart. That is included in the entrance fee. Then you may visit the farm shop as well should you feel like it.There is also the opportunity for those that like to do some hiking (from short walks to longer hikes)

Included:

  • Cheese tasting plus tea/coffe and apple tart
  • Lunch with a drink
Pricelist
1 Couple
R1 615-00 p.a
2 Couples
R1 250-00 p.a
Children to 3 years
n/c
Children 4 – 10
R 150-00
Children 11 – 14
R 250-00

SLEEP OVER ( 1 NIGHT TWO DAYS) PILANESBERG AND AFRICAN MARKET

Be carefree, your last weekend before you meet your precious new baby. Why not sleep over, be out in the wild and enjoy a second honeymoon!

For those who are coming back for a sibling this is perfect to do as alone time with the older one.

But, also comfortably done with little ones as the trip is planned around the children.

The Pilanesberg National Park is situated inside an ancient extinct volcanic crater and also home to over 380 bird species. This is a 2 hours’ drive north west of Pretoria.

Day One:

You will stop half way to stock up with water and snacks for the weekend.

  • After arrival at Pilansberg you will slowly drive to your lunch stop. At this stop you will always see some animals’ activity. After lunch you will be checked in and can relax a bit before you go back into the Park for the afternoon drive.
  • After check in you may relax
  • Afternoon drive through the park
  • Dinner

Day Two:

Early morning game drive – do not get tired – you are here for the experience of a lifetime! After the drive you will sit down for a sumptuous breakfast.

On the way back you will have lunch at the African Market. If you want you may do shopping at the market.

There is also a Spar where you can buy either baby stuff or food for you apartment.

You will be back at the guesthouse round between 15:00 and  17.00.

What will be included:

  • Accommodation in a 2 bedroom chalet
  • All your meals – 2 x breakfast, 2 x lunch and 1 dinner
  • 1 Beer per adult with lunch and cold drinks
  • 1 Coffee per person with lunch
  • Wine or beer with dinner and cold drinks for children
  • 1 Beer per person at lunch or cold drinks
  • Entrance into the Park
Pricelist
1 Couple
R5 585-00pa
2 Couples
R3 985-00 p a
3 Couples
R4 095-00 p a
Children 2 – 7
R 300-00 p.c
Children 8 Plus
R 500-00 p.c

Should you decide to do this trip of course it is also possible to do more than 1 night. I will quote you then.

Then there is also the Maropeng Visitors Centre – Cradle of Human Kind.

The Maropeng Visitor Centre is an award-winning, world-class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years.

Take a journey through time, starting with the formation of the planet and moving all the way through the evolutionary processes that culminated in the world as we know it today.

See fossils, learn about the evolution of the human kind, view stone tools that are up to one million years old, and much more. This self-guided, interactive tour allows you to take all the time you need to ponder humanity’s fascinating origin story.

This is a very informative trip but also enjoyable for the children.

LONGER TRIPS THAT IS ALSO DOABLE.

Then please remember I can also arrange for say a 3 night trip to the Drakensberg. But this time to the Southern part of the Drakensberg. You have been to the Northern Part. This is just very beautiful and we normally stay at a nice guest farm from where you can have sundowners one evening at the dam and then have a nice small walk and have lunch at nice place in the mountains etc.

Of course there is also the Kruger National Park.

Or combination of Mpumalanga and Kruger 6 nights make it the most relaxed trip but this may be discussed. Also doable is 3 nights in Mpumalanga and 2 nights in Kruger.

Drakensberg trip. This is also a much loved trip with from 2 – 4 nights. Lots of fun activities with beautiful nature and nice accommodation.

Of course our longer trips can be as long as you want with lots of experiences for young and old.

This is just a few of many things that can be arranged for you. We have recently done this trip with creat success.

Mpumalanga & Kruger. One of the old favourites

I typical itinerary will look like:

Day one – depart from guesthouse at 08:30 for your accommodation in the area of Blyde River canyon.

Day two – activities

Day three – boat cruise on Blyde River Dam and meet with Jessica Hippo.

Activities that will be included:

  • Eco caves
  • Boat cruise on the Blyde River Canyon Dam
  • Waterfalls – you will be able to swim under one of these most beautiful falls
  • Little hiking trails
  • Gods Window
  • Bourke Luck Potholes
  • Day four – depart for your accommodation at Kruger
  • Day five – Early start with drive into the Kruger – in the car of Break-away Lunch and little rest then back to Kruger for the Sunset Drive on the open safari car.

You can also add another day to the Kruger to make it 3 days as well.

Then the option  to Kruger and St Lucia. Very good.

You must just discuss with me what it is that you’ve in mind and I will arrange this for you!