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Creative Solutions is owned by René Hartslief, one of the true gurus of the printing and publishing world. She has 42 years’ experience in every aspect of her field and was one of the first female photo-lithographers in the country. René has built her business on integrity, reliability and trust and is committed to providing a professional and ethical service to her customers and will always go the extra mile to ensure absolute satisfaction.

Creative Solutions was established in 1994 and the company has grown with and through significant changes and advances in the printing, publishing and tourism arena. Its many products, ranging from brochures, maps, calendars, websites to coffee-table publications are testament to a special combination of technical expertise, creativity and affordable quality.

The company boasts a fully fledged design studio complete with graphic designers, website developers, copywriters, journalists, photographers, marketing and social media experts. Some of Africa's most sought-after and useful publications are the work of Creative Solutions, one of the country's leading publishing, design and social media companies.

René is the founder and creator of "THE BEST OF . . . series", including The BEST of KZN & BEYOND - www.thebestofkzn.co.za, The BEST of SA & BEYOND, The BEST of EHLANZENI and The BEST of NKOMAZI and NATIONAL BRIDE - www.nationalbride.co.za

Most importantly René is an entrepreneur and innovator and some of her latest achievements grew out of her twin passions - travel, tourism and photography. René has visited 32 countries, 475 cities and over 1300 attractions world-wide. As a result of this she has built up a library of over 80 000 high resolution photographic images which will soon be made available to consumers for private and commercial use.

René is an accredited GRADING ASSESSOR with Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. Please contact René on 083 648 8700 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance - "We put the stars where they belong".