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SOPHISTICATION Unmatched Quoin Rock Wine Estate

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The regal Simonsberg slopes, home to Quoin Rock Wine Estate, lair to the remarkable, scene of the aesthetically perfect. A multi-dimensional revelation tucked serenely into the folds of the Knorhoek valley has become renowned for its incredible vistas. The year 2018 saw the dawn of Quoin Rock Wine Estate and when its magical self was revealed, it was done so with the sole objective of breaching the boundaries of imagination, to surprise, to captivate, to entice and to find the flawless balance of timeless elegance and contemporary appeal. Greeted by an elegance inherent in every corner of the Valhalla-esque grounds, guests are treated to picture-perfect water features, supremely manicured and meticulously curated gardens. Paired with equally astounding culinary creations and an inimitable wine selection, Quoin Rock Wine Estate challenges the senses. The second-to-none Quoin Rock experience is unapologetically opulent and each offering, be it gastronomic, architectural, viticultural or otherwise, was designed to transport guests on a sen10

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sory journey. The estate is a blissful union of exquisite countryside, a spirit of experimentation and jaw-dropping creative expression culminating in an awe-eliciting experience. Quoin Rock Wine Estate is quite simply a sonnet impeccably fashioned by lead architect and owner, Julia Gaiduk. “When it comes to a luxury establishment, the level of attention to detail and superior quality is ultimately what sets one apart. But we didn’t want our estate to be inaccessible. There are far too many establishments that have somewhat of an elitist and stuffy feel – and there is absolutely a place for that. Our wish was to make superior luxury feel truly accessible. Once visitors enter the property, it becomes very clear, very quickly why an experience at Quoin Rock speaks for itself.” And indeed, it does, Quoin Rock speaks for itself. Touched by the hand of Zeus and kissed by the breath of Aphrodite. Denis Gaiduk, Owner and Managing Director, shares with


us: “My father has a true passion for wine, and what really appealed to us about Quoin Rock was the clean canvas and the opportunity to create the vision our family had for the property and for the wine. The vision of the company is to build one of the best wineries in South Africa. From the beginning, we said that there would be no compromise on quality.”

ing detail in the chic space, where organic elements of wood, stone and water play off against the sleek leather banquettes and striking vineyard views. The central wine bar within the Wine Lounge was designed to resemble the egg-shaped fermentation vessels in the adjoining cellar, while the ceiling motifs offer a visual link to the movement of the vine leaves outside.

That uncompromising passion and attention to detail shines through very evidently as guests’ palates are teased by the scintillating array of Quoin Rock wines in the glasswalled Wine Lounge. There is no shortage of eye-catch-

To show-off Quoin Rock’s gastronomic flair and ingenuity, the estate’s fine-dining experience takes the form of Gåte, whose team of chefs possess the natural flair to transform the conventional into the truly captivating, one

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of hallmarks that has made the Gåte experience incredibly sought after. Primed as the stage to showcase the culinary ability of young, talented and willing chefs, Gåte is destined to see the genesis of many gastronomic vocations. The Quoin Rock experience encompasses more than just the sublime cuisine and picturesque design as they delve into the arena of events and luxury accommodation. The Venue Hall re-imagined and re-defined is the brainchild of Julia Gaiduk, who has masterfully transformed an adjoining old warehouse space into a contemporary events space graced by elegance and capable of hosting 200 guests. She says: “The whole visit to Quoin Rock is an experience that ties in with the natural beauty of the estate, while elements like art installations and beautiful design and décor shouldn’t distract, but rather enhance the surrounding nature.” At the Venue Hall, brick walls were replaced with soaring panels of glass, allowing panoramic views of the Winelands to act as the backdrop and canvas for unforgettable special occasions. Similarly, the exterior panels of glass reflect the picturesque views, giving one a sense that

nature and the built environment on the state have somehow merged.” The dream-like voyage continues as we experience the Manor House, with interiors sculpted to create a modern country escape bound by classical European-inspired gardens and indigenous fynbos. Offering a private honeymoon suite and separate guesthouse cottage, the Manor House encourages even more indulgence with four expansive double en-suite bedrooms. Truly delivering an out-of-this-world experience to even the most seasoned guests, Quoin Rock Wine Estate brings to life its vision of uncompromising affluence through inspiring design and painstaking attention to detail lending an unmatched sophistication to the already enchanted Knorhoek Valley of Stellenbosch. Bienvenue au nirvana. Bienvenue au Quoin Rock. Quoin Rock Quoin Rock Wine Estate, Knorhoek Road, Stellenbosch, T +27 21 888 4740 Affluence Magazine |

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BEYOND BRILLIANCE Beyond is a contemporary setting for life and art, where the full comfort SAOTA, ARRCC, OKHA

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Beyond is a contemporary setting for life and art, where the full comfort of a modern home is potently married to an elemental architecture drawn from its dramatic setting.

Beyond is a contemporary setting for life and art, where the full comfort of a modern home is potently married to an elemental architecture drawn from its dramatic setting. Perched on the shoulders of Lion’s Head, the home, designed by SAOTA, springs from a steep hillside that drops off to the famous sequence of Clifton’s white beaches to the Twelve Apostles beyond. Entry from Nettleton Road - the most sought-after street in South Africa - gives a carefully composed impression of four lower stories with tantalising glimpses of two more levels towering above. The lower levels play host to six generous bedrooms, three of which can be interlinked for a family suite, and to a double volume entertainment space complete with spa, games and cinema. Principal living is at the very top of the build-

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ing – an expansive, double-height open plan space which houses kitchen, bar, dining, living and family rooms as well as a winter lounge, study and art studio at a mezzanine level. The glazed lines between inside and out peel back to blur the boundaries in a continuous transparent space which links a generous back garden opening directly onto Table Mountain National Park to a pool which stretches out towards the sea in front. The entrance façade responds to Le Corbusier’s definition of architecture as a “magnificent play of masses brought together in light” – and the journey through space and light that follows is clearly inspired by the Modernist movement. From the almost chiaroscuro treatment of the cavernous entrance hall the visitor is led upwards towards


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The masterful interplay of light, space and raw materiality in the house plays generous host to its other family – a considered collection of contemporary South African art. the generous light of the upper living levels. The spatial experience is similarly considered; the house feels like a robust, seamless form whose functions are defined by intersecting planes, ceilings and floor treatments. This concept is used from the macro scale of the bar whose glazed form slides dramatically out of the house, floating over the pool with a glass floor, to material scale of the rough concrete over the main lounge and the timber ceiling on the level below – which, in the true spirit of this house - is made from the very same blemished boards which shuttered the concrete above.

can art. The lines between home and gallery are always blurred; and from the Paul Blomkamp tapestry and Paul Edmunds sculpture which animate the mystical entrance hall, to Porky Hefer’s playful (and inhabitable) “Blowfish” which floats within the double volume entertainment area, to the African masks worked into the dark walls over the kitchen, the collection is always carefully curated to work with the architecture. The interiors were created by ARRCC together with OKHA.

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The Legend CONTINUES Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean

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Opened in 1947, it still retains the gracious elegance, glamour, and passionate service that made this one of South Africa’s most cherished hotels.

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The Oyster Box, a member of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection and Leading Hotels of The World, is one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished, luxury seaside hotels. Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront, overlooking the iconic lighthouse, the legendary property provides direct beach access and staggering views of the Indian Ocean. Opened in 1947, it still retains the gracious elegance, glamour, and passionate service that made this one of South Africa’s most cherished hotels. From the impeccable uniforms to the genuinely warm smiles, thoughtful details and the latest amenities and facilities; from delicious cuisine and lush tropical gardens to the splendid luxury of each individually designed room, suite and villa. Guests are treated to an experience as unique, as it is unforgettable. The city centre of Durban is a 15-minute drive away,

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Umhlanga Village with its numerous shopping facilities is a 2-minute walk, and King Shaka International Airport can be reached in 15 minutes. The hotel is located within easy access to KwaZulu-Natal’s finest attractions, the Midlands and Drakensberg Mountains, worldrenowned game parks and historic battlefields. The Oyster Box offers pet-loving guests the pinnacle of luxurious accommodation – for them and their beloved animal companions. The pet-friendly offering allows clients to enjoy their stay along with their favourite canine and feline friends. The hotel’s Superior Garden Villas accommodate both guests and pets. The inclusion of special pet menus, linen and sleeping baskets, guarantee that guests’ four-legged friends live in the lap of luxury during their stay.


The Oyster Box is legendary for its wide array of wining and dining experiences; from High Tea, fresh Oysters and seafood favourites

The Oyster Box is legendary for its wide array of wining and dining experiences; from High Tea, fresh Oysters and seafood favourites, to the best curries in KwaZulu-Natal and pizzas from a wood-fired pizza oven.

The Spa, is set in secluded, luscious tropical gardens filled with birdsong and perfumed flowers. We are dedicated to restoring beauty and balance through individual treatments and Spa journeys, personalised for each of our guests by exceptionally skilled therapists. Our commitment to wellbeing focuses on essential holistic principles, combining ancient wisdom with modern expertise. Our Spa Menu offers an extensive variety of health and beauty enhancing treatments to ensure that our guests are nurtured, purified, pampered and relaxed

Whether celebrating an engagement, wedding, honeymoon, anniversary, milestone birthday, baby shower or a christening, our dedicated Special Occasion and Wedding Planner, will help you create a magically memorable day for up to120 guests for a seated banquet. With its glass ceiling, this intimate room is sunken just below the Oyster Bar. Ideal for exclusive business dinners and special occasions, this unique venue offers a Chef ’s Table for up to 10 guests. The Resident Sommelier is on hand to present tastings from the Award-winning wine list, which has the finest selection of South African and international vintages.

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The Beverly Hills, grande dame of KwaZulu-Natal opened her doors in December 1964 and was Sol Kerzner’s first hotel, and the first five star graded hotel in South Africa. The hotel was built with the intention of attracting celebrities from abroad, and that’s exactly what it did with Maurice Chevalier and Marlene Dietrich being the first stars to grace the floors. The hotel has remained an icon and landmark hotel ever since, and continues to play host to Royalty, captains of industry, Heads of State, sport stars and celebrities alike.

sliding door leading onto private patios. Elegant in style with generous proportions, the overall tone is warm and inviting. A unique feature of cabana 10, a cabana suite, is the luxurious large walk in shower with a window, affording a stunning view of the ocean, as well as secluded courtyard leading off the bathroom. Great care and consideration has been taken to ensure that the rooms are comfortable and relaxing.

Accommodation style is varied and all rooms have dramatic uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean as well as their own private balcony. All the rooms have plasma screen TV’s and DVD library available at the hotel. Whilst the style is classic, it carries a relaxed theme in keeping with the hotel’s beach resort status. The four beautiful junior suits are spacious and sumptuous, and all offer en suite bathroom, separate dressing room and a lounge area as well as a private balcony.

The public areas exude gracious yet comfortable ‘home away from home‘ living. In the lounge large comfy sofas, high wing back chairs and card tables grouped in intimate circles complemented by low level lighting create a warm inviting atmosphere. The use of leather, large mirrors and crystal vases and exquisite fresh flowers captivate the senses and express the passion behind this glamorous hotel. Large sepia prints of early Durban landscapes and the extensive use of wicker and cane on the terrace reflect the hotel’s intention to champion the glamour and sophistication of a bygone era.

The ten large luxurious cabanas (eight cabanas and two cabana suites) are beautifully furnished in sumptuous fabrics, with large travatino tiles and mirror bathrooms and

The signature restaurant, The Sugar Club offers beautiful views of the ocean in a romantic setting, while intimacy is enhanced by smaller table settings. The best and freshest

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ingredients are prepared into works of art, and the food is rated amongst the best in the country.

internet access is available to all residents throughout the hotel.

elements café bar is a chic and relaxed café style restaurant situated on a pool terrace, with an eclectic mix of aluminum, chandeliers, comfy couches and stylish ghost chairs. Large sliding doors open to panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. It is a superb place to meet friends for a cappuccino, cocktail or enjoy a glass of wine. The menu delights with offering of fresh fish, mussels, pastas and salads.

The pool setting with terrace and lawns is the pièce de résistance! An open expanse offering dramatic uninterrupted sea views where each guest is indulged with a lounger. Guests are pampered with our special pool experience of a sunglass cleaning service, complimentary ice lollies, lip balm, and spritzers. Mangwanani Boutique Spa complete the 5 star offering with Gazebos on the lawn for massages and treatments.

The lower terrace boasts a state of art Fitness Room, while spinning bikes are placed on elements terrace every morning from 06h00 – 09h00 for residents pleasure and use. The Plantation Room, a stylishly decorated meeting room, is a perfect venue for corporate functions and celebrations accommodating up to 30 delegates for school room style seating and 65 for banqueting. The Boardroom situated on the first floor completes the complement of meeting rooms and is ideal for meetings and private dining for 8 - 12 people.

Much is on offer in and around the hotel. Gateway Shopping Centre, offering a full range of designer boutiques, is mere 3 km away. Micro lighting, dolphin viewing, scuba diving and deep sea fishing are on the doorstep to tempt you, as well as the countries’ most prestigious golf course all within close proximity. uShaka Marine and Aquarium is a 20 minute drive, as is Sun Coast Casino and Spa.

The Business Centre, also on the first floor, is open 24 hours and is accessed with residents’ key cards. Complementary

More than half a decade has past since the opening of the hotel and she continues uphold the legacy and tradition. It is our privilege to welcome you to our gracious home.

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BEAUTY EVOKED “ZURI” MEANS “BEAUTIFUL” IN w SWAHILI, WHICH IS THE LANGUAGE OF THE ISLAND OF ZANZIBAR. AND THAT IS PRECISELY THE FEELING WE WANT YOU TO EXPERIENCE IN OUR 32 ACRE MICRO-UNIVERSE

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The resort is nestled on the most beautiful white beach of the northern west shores of the island, 50 km from Stone Town and its international airport Opening in May 2018, Zuri Zanzibar offers a completely unique experience in Zanzibar for anyone who is looking for something off the beaten African tracks; a place that allows guests a feeling of peace and tranquility. ‘Zuri‘ means ‘beautiful‘ in Swahili which is the language of the island of Zanzibar – and that is precisely the feeling Zuri Zanzibar wants guests to experience in its 32 acre microuniverse. The resort is nestled on the most beautiful white beach of the northern west shores of the island, 50 km from Stone Town and its international airport. The hotel’s private 300 meters west-facing beach is free of any tide-impact, allowing for safe swimming all day long and uniquely breathtaking sunsets. Vaclav Dejcmar, owner of Zuri Zanzibar, admits: ‘The Beach was the reason why I bought the land many years ago. Unlike most Zanzibar beaches where one must walk 500m to swim at low tide, our beach, settled in the large

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lagoon, is always perfect. I have travelled the world and stayed in the most luxurious sea-front properties, but I still consider Zuri’s beach as one of the best on Earth. It is not just the white sand and the incredible colour of the turquoise Indian Ocean, but also the local way of life, which is so cheerful and optimistic. When you see the dhows (the traditional wooden sailing boats) at a distance during the spectacular sunsets, you do not need to practice mindfulness or meditation training to enjoy the present moment and understand the power of now.’ Zuri Zanzibar has been designed by the well-known London and Prague-based interior designers Jestico & Whiles, who, since 2011, have been regular award winners for their projects throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and India. The hotel is self-sufficient as much as possible and socially responsive offering lifestyle accommodation in 55 bunga-


lows, suites and villas, that sits comfortably with Zanzibar’s culture, climate and geography. In terms of décor, the designers implemented the use of locally available materials, African-themed paintings from local artists, the clever organization of space, and strong references to the island’s heritage and craftsmanship. Member of Design Hotels, Zuri Zanzibar combines elegant contemporary design with a considerate, sustainable build and an authentic African atmosphere. From the outside, it emulates a traditional Zanzibar village, whilst the inside offers the very best in comfort, with light and airy rooms, open areas, striking a balance between chic modernism and traditional African design. Unforgettable “Dining by design” concept in one of the resort’s three restaurants and four bars offers a fusion of European, African, Arabic and Indian cuisine, creating a rainbow of sensational flavours and bringing the very best of the Indian Ocean cuisine. Maua Wellness and Safi Yoga are the ideal places to harmonise your body and soul and rejuvenate YOURSELF in the Zuri Zanzibar: everything from yoga, wellness, a swimming pool and beach to spice gardens with its green

oasis for meditation, an indoor and outdoor “wild fitness” gym area and a book and DVD library is at your disposal. The Zuri benefits from a fantastic location right in front of Tumbatu Island with its turtle-nestling zone and close to Mnemba atoll marine park, two of the best spots in Zanzibar for diving and snorkelling. The Zuri Zanzibar aims to be as self-sufficient as possible and to be certified as ecologically responsible. The resort uses water from its own wells cleaned by its desalination plant, and its sewage can be recycled and purified in order to be used for the maintenance of greenery in and around the resort. The space-cooling system ‘Evening Breeze’ uses just a quarter of the electricity of traditional air-conditioning. The resort plays a large part in the local community and focuses on what it believes are the most needed areas: education, environment and waste management. Kendwa village is Zuri Zanzibar’s home and the resort aims to work closely with the locals to give back what it receives, and to provide them with new commodities whilst also improving their daily life.

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With half of its inventory over water, the brand-new, 5-star resort Heritance Aarah offers a total of 150 villas and certainly lives up to the expectations For a long time, the Maldives has been a ‘bucket-list’ destination – and with good reason. While a lot of resort names are hard to pronounce, the concept of sun, white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters in all shades of blue are easy to understand. The real and yet subtle luxury of a Maldivian holiday does not only lie in the exclusive concept ‘one island – one resort’ but it also in the breath-taking beauty of the pristine nature, even more so when residing in an overwater villa. With half of its inventory over water, the brand-new, 5-star resort Heritance Aarah offers a total of 150 villas and certainly lives up to the expectations of a dream holiday. Embracing the brand promise of the ‘Heritance’ chain of hotels, ‘where tradition is alive’, Heritance Aarah is the first Heritance resort in Maldives, following its five sister hotels already successfully operated in Sri Lanka by Aitken Spence Hotels, a subsidiary of a leading Sri Lankan blue-chip conglomerate, Aitken Spence PLC. The Aitken 42

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Spence Hotels portfolio consists of 21 hotels, with eleven hotels in Sri Lanka, four in Maldives, four in Oman and one in India. As with the properties in Sri Lanka, each strategically designed in exciting locations, the island of Aarah is home to a large, pristine lagoon and reef, welcoming guests to a tropical tapestry of the Maldives perpetual paradise. Heritance Aarah is located in the Raa Atoll and can be reached by a 40-minute seaplane journey from Male International Airport offering breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean. The resort is perfectly suited for honeymooner, couples, families or groups of friends, with the various types of accommodation strategically positioned to ensure privacy and convenience depending on guest requirements. Operating as a premium all-inclusive resort, Heritance Aarah opened doors to 26 intimate luxury duplex ocean


suites, 56 sunset ocean villas and 68 land villas ranging from beach villas to pool beach villas, family beach villas and family pool beach villas. Designed to inspire and customised to immerse guests in the sights and sounds of the Maldives, accommodation is illustrated with earthly hues and vibrant blues. With nine outlets for guests to enjoy delicious cuisine and spirited concoctions, the cuisine culture unfolded at the resort is intended to promote gastronomic specialities from around the world. The six dining outlets include flavours from hawker stalls to western farmers’ market, from France and Italy to the Middle east, Sri Lanka, Delhi, Istanbul, Mexico and Tokyo. The three bars include an exclusive space for Ocean Suite guests, poolside bar and an open-air rooftop venue. As part of the premium all-inclusive, guests can embark on various culinary adventures. Cooking classes for adults and children will be offered twice a week. On Monday evenings, the resort’s own mixologist will invite guests to a cocktail making master class. For the health-conscious guest, a bespoke rejuvenating wellness menu will be individually designed by the Chef in cooperation with the Spa Team. A deserted island picnic

is another experience not to be missed. With variety being the spice of life, the resort will host a dive and water sports centre, a range of excursions and adventures, a kids club, daily activities and an over water spa with six treatment rooms set over the lagoon with views of the eastern coast of the island. With a choice of luxurious health and beauty treatments to balance the body and mind, the Spa at Heritance Aarah will also offer laser treatments, making it the first medical spa in the Maldives. With its opening, Heritance Aarah established a differentiated Maldivian experience, offering maximum value for money for the discerning traveller. Holiday packages can be booked via travel agents and tour operators, starting from R47,392 per person for a 7-nights in a Beach Villa on premium all inclusive with flights from Johannesburg. For more information, please contact the Adaaran Regional Sales Office, 021-556 9984 or email to sa.mle@aitkenspence.lk

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VISCERAL TRANQUILLITY The Vivari Hotel and Spa Born from the vision of Doctors Anushka Reddy and Mahesh Naidu

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Finding its meaning woven from the very fabric of Sanskrit mythology, the concept of Vivari, lends itself to intuitiveness and deep connection and inspires soulful expression of holistic upliftment.

Sanskrit is the classical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The name Sanskrit means “refined”, “consecrated” and “sanctified”. Finding its meaning woven from the very fabric of Sanskrit mythology, the concept of Vivari, lends itself to intuitiveness and deep connection and inspires soulful expression of holistic upliftment. And it is with this credence, that the Vivari Hotel and Spa was born from the vision of Doctors Anushka Reddy and Mahesh Naidu. Incidentally and as if penned by the hand of destiny herself, Vivari is an amalgamation of the power-couples’ son’s names, Vihar and Aryan – a more aptly fated coincidence, one would be hard pressed to find. Effortlessly assuming the role of the crown jewel of the spectacular Roodekraans Ridge in Mogale City, Johannesburg, every aspect of the Vivari Hotel and Spa

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evokes a sense of peacefulness and an air of rejuvenation as this true hidden gem unveils a majestic uninterrupted vista of the surging Crocodile river. Stepping onto the remarkable sanctuary transports you a million miles away from the urban trance of the city and clothes you with a deep quietude while all simultaneously delighting you with its awe-inspiring architectural panache. Rising out of the lush gardens, under the watchful eye of a magnificent Balinese Buddha, with its forty-eight high-luxe suites featuring top-notch amenities, the hotel sets the bar high. The generously spacious interiors are lavish yet understated and tastefully fuses a blend of masterful design influences. With a full-service aesthetic clinic; an upscale day spa; yoga & fitness studio complete with 24-hour concierge service, the retreat is arguably the most inimitable of its kind. Providing culinary pleasure on-site by way of the


Managed by the Mantis Group, Vivari bleeds true to the quest of unearthing the rarities that make life worthwhile. Vivari, in its essence, seeks to revere a deep desire to celebrate the natural world. Brambles Restaurant and the PŃ?can Pizza Bar, the fine-dining element is gracefully executed. The Day Spa provides a glimpse into heaven on earth, tailoring bespoke treatments to your needs liberating rebalance and invigoration. This holistic oasis has, at its heart, an all-around focus not just on relaxation of the body, but also on restoring the equilibrium lost due to the demands of daily life all through a range of dedicated wellness practices. This philosophy and the exceedingly high standards of service that, when combined allow for an experience of ultimate indulgence and wellness. Billed as an intuitive escape, the Vivari ethos is steeped in providing the patron with all encompassing, immersive experience. With a reputation for excellence, the all-female cast boasted by Vivari prides itself on creating a deep feeling of understanding with their

visitors and so allowing for an unparalleled level of service. Managed by the Mantis Group, Vivari bleeds true to the quest of unearthing the rarities that make life worthwhile. Vivari, in its essence, seeks to revere a deep desire to celebrate the natural world. The Vivari Hotel and Spa epitomises demure elegance and oozes finesse the Vivari and offers an unrivalled experience of wonder and awe in equal but extravagant quantities. It distinctly is a destination unto itself. You are invited to experience true sophistication told differently. You are invited to lose yourself in the majesty of visceral tranquillity. You are invited to experience Vivari.

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Wandile sharpened his skills & completed his evolution at the distinguished two Michelin Star ranked restaurant, Le Meurice. Under the guidance of the accomplished Alain Ducasse Gastronomic heavyweight, chef-extraordinaire and the only name on aficionados’ lips, Wandile Mabaso is prepping to set the Johannesburg culinary summer ablaze with his hip approach to French cuisine. Pursuing his training in South Africa, Wandile sharpened his skills & completed his evolution at the distinguished two Michelin Star ranked restaurant, Le Meurice. Under the guidance of the accomplished Alain Ducasse, the disruptor that is Wandile Mabaso has committed to bringing an innovative perspective to quintessential French food. Acclaimed Chef Anthony Bourdian once said “Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.” And in essence, this is the philosophy that Wandile Mabaso has embraced in his mission to introduce modern Franco-Haute cuisine to his beloved South Africa. The Soweto-born dynamo’s journey is regularly 54

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punctuated by stints at prestigious eateries extending from the cold Atlantic shores of North America to the bustling social buzz that is Europe’s food scene. Ever the adventurer, Wandile finished his formal culinary training and in pursuit of the renowned Michelin Star found himself in New York, knowing not a soul and without a job. Here, ever the trailblazer, he charmed his into the kitchen of the swanky Gascogne restaurant and into the hearts of patrons. As fate would hate it, it’s here in the Big Apple that Wandile first encounters his mentor-to-be, Alain Ducasse. Wandile describes Ducasse as being “one of the greatest leaders of the century of our time. He has managed to evolve the culinary industry and inspire so many chefs, and continues to inspire them, including myself.” Accepting Ducasse’s invitation to join him in Paris, Wandile spent a year developing a deep understanding of French Cuisine. This experienced afforded him a natural adoration for the flare and provenance closely associated


with all things food, all things wine and all things French. This genius cookery connoisseur’s line of attack is constantly evolving, he is constantly looking for novel ways to buck the trend, but in doing so, constantly motivated to present traditional fare in an unconventional manner. Wandile has established a profound sense of his own style and instinctually re-invents exquisite tastes that are sure to impress even the most travelled palate. His penchant for perfection and eagerness to provide a new experience to his native South Africa, has ushered in the creation of #ByWandileInvitation – a series of immersive events with the aim of educating people about the nuances of French Cuisine and hosted in conjunction with the French Embassy and the French Institute in South Africa. Such is his charm and expertise, Wandile Mabaso has been nominated by Alain Ducasse as the ambassador of French Cuisine to the country. During his country-wide tour, he will be imparting his vast accumulated knowledge to local chefs, enlightening them on ingredients, food preparation and French cooking techniques. Future Plans and ambitions are in no short stock for this gastronomic wizard. He harbours a real desire for novelty and innovation, a desire to give life to his creativity. He

has cheekily exposed that an upcoming project seeks to merge gastronomy and art – a concept that will involve one of the most prevalent South African artists at the moment – a mouth-watering prospect that has us sitting eagerly at the edge of our seats. The inimitable chef Wandile’s exploits extends further than the confines of his quest for culinary excellence. The colour of his heart bleeds through as he advances on a journey with Instate France South Africa and the French Embassy to establish a bursary that will afford the opportunity to a deserving aspirant to immerse themselves in learning from the best chefs that France has to offer- again, baring testament to his willingness to impact the lives of others as positively as possible. There are indeed some exciting times ahead, times that us here at Affluence are surely looking forward to. And it is with great pride that we welcome home one of the sons of our soil, striving to make his mark on the culinary landscape of our beloved South Africa – Wandile Mabaso, nous vous saluons, we salute you.

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On the 13th of June in the heart of Johannesburg’s historic business district and home to one of South Africa’s most prestigious Private Members Club, Rand Club became the venue to a Private launch of Affluence Magazine #AffluenceBlack & RowG International themed: A Tale of Luxury. This saw industry leaders gather to the intimate event promoting the essence of luxury, guest were welcomed with the award winning Methode Cap Classique, Pongracz Desiderius, a complementing menu designed by French Corner Catering to pair with both Pongrácz and Plaisir de Merle.

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A Special Thanks to Lerissa Kemp (Amazing Images) Bidvest Bank #CannonAssetManagers RandClub and Rahim Rawjee (#RowGInternational)

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The venue were filled with carefully selected art by Aspire Art Auctions, one of the leading South African auction house. Highly regarded for its innovation and forward-looking approach, Aspire focuses on the best quality art produced on the African continent and well paired with the amazing garments by Rahim Rawjee (Row G International), visuals and sound by BNC Technology

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TOUCH OF LUXURY ED ZEEMAN created a holiday experience unlike anything you have ever had before. IMAGES BY TYME PHOTOGRA[HY

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During the years they developed the idea of owning an own lodge, and after a trip with the whole family they discovered in 2003 the beauty Madikwe Game Reserve.

Ed and Anka Zeeman fell in love with the African continent on their first trip to Kenya in 1991. Since then they returned on a regular basis as an African safari was their prime way to escape from their busy business activities. During the years they developed the idea of owning an own lodge, and after a trip with the whole family they discovered in 2003 the beauty Madikwe Game Reserve. Wild enough but still well positioned with Johannesburg (airport, medical facilities etc) on a easy distance. After their first visit they came back in 2004 and bought the land – at that moment – adjacent to the Madikwe Game Reserve with advance plans to incorporate the land in the Park. That happened. During 2004 they consulted architect Nick Plewman, to build their lodge and they worked out the Morukuru concept. Rather than a conventional main

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building with separate bedrooms, they decided to build 2 safari villa’s with the bedrooms connected to the house. The Riverhouse (3 bedroom house) and Owners House (2 bedroom house) were built during 2005 and the opening was in October 2005. After the sale of his company Ed decided to focus more on their African lodge and plan for a 3rd 5 bedroom villa were made. This Farmhouse was built during 2009. During their activities in Madikwe Ed and Anka got involved in the development of hospitality facilities in De Hoop Nature Reserve. In 2012 they decided to build the 4 bedroom Morukuru Ocean House on the ocean front in the park. Soon they will start with the building of the Morukuru Beach Lodge, with 5 beachfront hotelrooms, on the location of the ruins of the burnt down Koppie Alleen


cottage. During 2013 they also had the opportunity to acquire AtholPlace Hotel & Villa in Sandton/Johannesburg. After a revamp of the hotel and redevelopment of the next door villa, the hotel was reopened early 2014.

MORUKURU MADIKWE It offers the privacy of home with the comfort of a hotel. ‘We find that guests with children relax alot more if their children can play freely without them worrying that they may disturb other guests, comments Andrew John Linton, the General Manager. In that way its setup is ideal for family groups–and different tomost other lodges in that it’s designed as a self-contained villa with rooms inside, which gives it a home away from home feeling. Having the space all to yourself is much more conducive to relaxation and with the added luxury of having your own private guide, tracker, host, chef and butler.

ATHOLPLACE HOTEL & VILLA Being named the best boutique hotel in Johannesburg is no easy feat, but if you’ve ever set foot inside AtholPlace Hotel, you’ll know exactly why it received this accolade. OCEAN HOUSE Within the 36 000 hectare reserve is Morukuru Ocean House, aptly named for its close proximity to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. This luxury 4bedroomed home offers guests uninterrupted views of the continent’s greatest whale nursery, where Southern Right whales migrate for the calving and nursing season, which starts in mid-July and continues until October Website : www.morukuru.com

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Born in one of the oldest fishing villages on the West Coast, Paternoster was more than just home to the Brutus family. After 20 years of service, John Brutus, father to seven daughters and a son, lost his employment and consequently saw the entire family evicted from a place they once called home. This split resulted in the family taking up accommodation at various family homes. A story of perseverance and steadfastness is what we read today, which really started when the middle daughter, Vivian Kleynhans CEO of the Seven Sisters brand, took up the daunting task of exploring the wine industry; a whitedominated industry, established more than 350 years ago. Under the apartheid laws, black people were not allowed to own land, have wineries or farms; this meant that Vivian had to buy wines from other wineries until 2011 when all of this changed. The sisters acquired barren land which they developed into the farm we see today, “My dream over the years was to build a business to unite the family and become financially independent” The courageous words of Vivian Kleynhans. 68

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With extreme difficulty breaking into the South African wine market, Vivian proceeded to look elsewhere. Platforms such as the the Soweto Wine Festival were paramount to this aspiring brand. Meeting Selena Cuffe, President and CEO of Heritage Link Brands, later proved life changing to the former resident of Paternoster; as Selena Cuffe puts it “A Light bulb went off” after experiencing the Seven Sisters Rosé together with the rich history behind the brand. Selena felt that every American had to hear the story of women overcoming obstacles regardless of the circumstances. In the process of Vivian Kleynhans vigorously navigating and trying to find a fitting market for the Seven Sisters brand, it all seemed like time had run out and the brand had reached the end of its road. Then the call came, excited Selena on the one side and overwhelmed Vivian on the other, with the breaking news that mass giant Wal-Mart had approved the stocking of Seven Sisters. The first consignment was shipped in April 2007. Since then Seven Sisters Wines have been listed in 42 American states. In 2009 The Sauvignon Blanc, named after Vivian was selected by


American Airlines to be served in First and Business Class; the very first wine ever in the 365 years of South African history. With each wine having been dedicated to a sister, the Seven Sisters wine selection, (from youngest (sibling) to oldest), consisted of a Bukettraube – “Odelia”, PinotageRose – “Twena” , Chenin Blanc – “Yolanda”, Sauvignon Blanc – “Vivian”, Pinotage/Shiraz – “Dawn” , Merlot – “June”, and Cabernet Sauvignon –” Carol” . While Vivian is proud of the many industry accolades the brand has received, she is equally proud of the fact that, through the company’s success, the community around them has largely benefitted, thus seeing the company providing employment to a further 17 full-time and 60 seasonal workers. With assistance and insight, the Brutus family has successfully planted and harvested their very first Chardonnay and Shiraz grapes from the vineyards. With various expansions in place, Vivian is proud to

introduce The Barn; a perfect wedding venue on the premises. With the alluring vineyards as a backdrop, the space makes for memorable moments to the finest of couples. The farm also boasts a recently built restaurant; “we call it our ‘Mother’s Dining Room’. Here we reflect on the history of our hometown with white washed walls and blue inserts, taking you back to Paternoster, along with a stretched out white sandy volley ball court - as if you were on the beach”. A space privately booked by groups to experience peace and tranquillity, home away from home, but also a contemporary space ideal for events, tours, conferences and private launches. The menus are inspired by recipes passed down the family tree - so when present at Seven Sisters Vineyards, one is transported back into the history, echos the quote on the Seven Sisters website “Everything begins with a story, start yours with us.”

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Every new Phantom that has subsequently appeared has successfully retained the title of ‘Best Car in the World’ as a result of Rolls-Royce’s tireless pursuit of perfection.

From the moment Sir Henry Royce introduced the RollsRoyce Phantom in 1925 it was judged ‘The Best Car in the World’ by the cognoscenti. As a result it has conveyed some of the world’s most influential and powerful men and women to the most defining historical moments over the last 92 years.

Not satisfied with simply launching a motor car that is a wholly contemporary design interpretation of Phantom DNA and a technological tour de force, Rolls-Royce has revolutionised the luxury car industry itself by shifting away from the status quo of shared platforms to an entirely new luxury business model.

Every new Phantom that has subsequently appeared has successfully retained the title of ‘Best Car in the World’ as a result of Rolls-Royce’s tireless pursuit of perfection, visionary engineering, aesthetic acuity and deep understanding of what the world’s leading luxury item should be. Quite simply, Rolls-Royce has innovated for almost a century to set the benchmark and satisfy the most discerning luxury patrons.

As the next chapter in the Rolls-Royce story opens, the New Rolls-Royce Phantom points the way forward for the global luxury industry.

A new benchmark will be set today as the New Phantom – the eighth generation of this great nameplate – arrives.

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The Genesis of New Phantom Quite contrary to how other so-called luxury manufacturers are trying to realise economies of scale by sharing platforms with mass market manufacturers, Rolls-Royce concluded that the future of true luxury lies in true smallvolume manufacture of a dedicated ‘Architecture of Luxury’.


“This realisation was a moment of clarity about the destiny of Rolls-Royce,” reflects Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “Every one of our customers – each a connoisseur of luxury in the extreme – were asking for something more individual to them, not less. We were adamant that that was what they should have.” “Key to Rolls-Royce realising its vision of being the world’s leading luxury brand, today and in the future, is an architecture that spans the entire Rolls-Royce family,” comments Philip Koehn, Director of Engineering. “The Architecture of Luxury will carry every future RollsRoyce, not just the New Phantom. Project Cullinan and eventually the next Ghost, Wraith, Dawn will ride on this architecture, as well as future coachbuild projects.” “Phantom VII’s spaceframe architecture was a good starting point and inspiration, but we wanted to do much more,” adds Giles Taylor, Director of Design. “The Architecture of Luxury gives me the canvas to protect the lineage and brand integrity of Rolls-Royce without compromise. Starting with New Phantom, I have the framework to create a future range of true Rolls-Royces. In essence, this is one big coachbuild project.” “Our approach has been to forge long-term relationships

with smaller suppliers run by families that will focus on us, giving us much more attention and therefore results that live within a quality expectation far beyond any other automotive concern,” continues Koehn. “For a brand to operate in such a manner within a larger automotive group is unheard of and truly revolutionary.” What is the Architecture of Luxury? The Architecture of Luxury is an all-aluminium spaceframe architecture designed by Rolls-Royce engineers that will underpin every future Rolls-Royce beginning with the New Phantom. As such, no future Rolls-Royce will be of monocoque construction as used by mass-manufacturers and some mass-luxury brands. It is a truly revolutionary approach for the motor industry, and one that is informed by Rolls-Royce’s standing as a luxury house in the business of cars. Whilst the majority of so-called luxury manufacturers are limited to sharing individual platforms in a specific sector with mass brands for say their SUV or GT offerings, thereby introducing unacceptable compromise, Rolls-Royce will be uncompromising in only using its own architecture across all its motor cars, whatever the sector. Rolls-Royce www.daytona.co.za/rolls-royce-south-africa/ Affluence Magazine |

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As style education increased over the recent years, the educational spike has contributed to the steady growth of men’s fashion, which topped more than 10% over the last 3 years to a multibillion dollar industry. Where names such as, Loro Piana, Laneficio Cerruti, Scabal, Holland & Sherry have paved the way for some of the finest fabrics ever manufactured, if Savile Row, is considered the “Golden Mile of tailoring”. Then Zed Menswear has become the Golden Bridge between Europe and South Africa. With more than 22 years of experience within the Men’s fashion industry Zed Menswear has decided to change the concept of a retail outlet to a one of a kind shopping experience. Combining the best of Europe and attention to detailed would be the catalyst for a range that has been tried and tested over 2 decades.

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Be it ready to wear or made to measure there is something different when being fitted in Zed Menswear outfit. This has become more than a destination but a home to many men from different walks of life with common glue known as the Zed Menswear’s Effect. With a Bespoke Tailors on-site every item gets Custom-Fitted to perfection & Measurements are store in our personalized databank which allows Zed Menswear to do Fully Custom-fitted Suits in one day. Williem founder of Zedmen Group design and developed “The Perfect” Shirts made from the best fabric mills in Italy & Germany, designed with extremely firm collars, front Panels & Cuffs, a design feature that makes the ZEDMEN Shirt unlike any other in the World.


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Clients have the opportunity to choose from a wide selection of fabrics accompanied by expert craftsmanship. Travels to Europe are not required, let them do the traveling for you and sit back and enjoy the Zedmen Approach in full business class. Staff are hand selected and groomed to mean the standard of a 22 year old legacy. Williem Venter a leader in men’s fashion and consumer of high end luxury goods, never passes the opportunity by to know his clients by name and signing off on each garment before it leaves the Boutique. With the profound statement “Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.” —by Marc Jacobs, This has become the passion behind the brand.

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This full turnkey solution is widely making its mark in the South African market and would soon be available as a franchise module. Client have the opportunity to visit Zed Menswear at The Main Boutique is in the Marriott Crystal Towers In Cape Town, Johannesburg pop up store is via invitation only. Customers have become family and part of this inspiring brand. Zed Menswear 0783129213 / 021 5550015 Willem@zedmenswear.co.za

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Aston Martin Chief Technical Officer, Max Szwaj, commented: “As an engineer I find the DB11 a fascinating car. One with great depth of character and ability. 28 June 2017, Gaydon: After its successful global introduction in 2016, Aston Martin’s definitive GT – the acclaimed DB11 – is now available with a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Perfectly complementing the DB11’s existing 5.2-litre twin turbocharged V12 engine, this new powerplant has provided the opportunity to reveal more of the DB11’s sporting character, while expanding its global appeal with a combination of exceptional performance and improved efficiency. Producing 510PS (503BHP) and 675Nm of torque, the V8 engine’s potency is beyond question, propelling the DB11 from 0-62mph in just 4.0sec and on to a top speed of 187mph. This exceptional performance is matched by impressive efficiency: CO2 emissions of 230g/km1 and an EU Combined fuel economy figure of 28.5mpg1. This new V8 derivative brings further significant benefits in markets where car taxation policy is structured around engine capacity, such as China. Aston Martin Chief Technical Officer, Max Szwaj, commented: “As an engineer I find the DB11 a fascinating car. 80

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One with great depth of character and ability. Of course the V12-engined variant is an icon – an ultimate, if you like, but the V8 is very much its own car. One with a distinct and carefully crafted character that’s truly seductive. It has been hugely rewarding to put our stamp on this new engine – both in the way it sounds and performs – and to use its impressive attributes as the impetus to reveal a little more of the DB11’s sporting character. “To be able to offer not one, but two exceptional GT cars is terrific for Aston Martin and our customers. I’m particularly proud that this car is the first to receive an engine supplied by our technical partner, Mercedes-AMG. Not least because thanks to the nature of our relationship with AMG we have been given complete freedom to tailor this exceptional power unit so that it meets the particular needs and demands of an Aston Martin.” The inherent qualities of this light, compact and characterful power unit make it the ideal choice to sit alongside the existing V12 engine. Aston Martin’s engineering team has tailored the V8 engine perfectly for its application in


Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer said of the V8-engined DB11: “The DB11 is the most complete and sophisticated car Aston Martin has ever made. the DB11 with bespoke air intake, exhaust and wet sump lubrication systems. With more of that mass centred within the wheelbase, the V8-engined DB11 has an increased sense of agility – a quality that has been fully exploited with detailed revisions to the suspension bushing, geometry, anti-roll bars, springs, dampers and ESP software. By carefully crafting its dynamic character to be distinct from that of the V12, the V8 appeals to those customers drawn to a refined and comfortable GT with a more sporting bias. There are subtle visual differences between the two variants that include a unique alloy wheel finish, dark headlamp bezels and a pair of bonnet vents instead of the quartet featured on the V12. These vents come in a choice of black or titanium-finish mesh, again different from that fitted to the twelve-cylinder variant. Inside, both V8 and V12 customers have the same standard equipment levels and the same extensive choice of colour and trim options. They can also elect to enhance the

specification of their car via the same Option Packs and Designer Specification packages, plus a suite of Q by Aston Martin – Collection options. Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer said of the V8-engined DB11: “The DB11 is the most complete and sophisticated car Aston Martin has ever made. Now, with this new V8 engine option we have broadened its appeal by offering a car that will bring the DB11 to more customers around the world while still blessed with the exceptional performance and memorable character that sets Aston Martin apart from its rivals. Having driven the car during its development phase, it is not just the engine that has changed the character of the car, but also the resulting dynamic changes to create a remarkable GT car with its own distinct personality from the V12.” Asron Martin www.daytona.co.za/aston-martin-home/

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It’s often said that Sandton is a microcosm of all of the world— one big hurried hub of corporates on one end, and three hundred commercial head offices on the other. But venture in and you’ll find a boutique hotel that’s a lot more contemporary than you’d expect, defying any concept of what you’d imagine to be nestled in the nucleus of Africa’s richest square-mile. November 1997, saw the birth of the five-star Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa and has since become an icon for the city exuding timeless elegance and renowned gentility. Under the stewardship of managing director, Michael Kewley, this epitome of elegance has become the envisioned refuge for jet-setters – allowing the convenience of prime accessibility but also much needed sanctuary. Fairlawns has set new standards among the luxury boutiques of Africa. Elegant yet hip architecture punctuated by Kewley’s sublime flair for design defines 84

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the establishment. Boasting a serene soon-to-be Zen Garden, three haute-cuisine dining quarters, sure to mesmerize, and Balinese spa, it’s easy to see why this boutique hotel commands the admiration it does. Its polished interiors, features a selection of furnishings and textiles exclusively selected for Fairlawns and meticulously hand-picked by Michael Kewley, whose assured take on à la mode makes this property, quite simply, a masterpiece. The Balinese Spa, offers a distinctly modern twist that perfectly merges sophisticated styling with the special mood of this Indonesian island paradise. Wood, water and Zen feature prominently and exist here in combination with clean, right-angled spaces that are also impeccably designed for inner peace, luxurious relaxation and even reflection.


Amuse-Bouche, the jewel in the hotel’s gem-studded eatery crown, affords you the opportunity to experience vibrant flavours and be part of its unique theatre of dining where you encounter the ruggedness of Africa within a lavish setting under-pinned by a mixed fusion of lush ambiance that seamlessly blends with the flavours of rich French cultural influence. Just a short drive away from the Sandton CBD, it offers a bespoke experience focused around an immaculately manicured garden. The magnum opus being the Villa Moji - this stand-alone Villa is cushioned in a secluded garden and claims a fully serviced residence highlighting two en-suite bedrooms leading onto a patio with direct access to the garden and an indulgent private swimming pool. In addition Villa Moji has a formal lounge and dining room both with fireplaces and a full kitchen and scullery, and study. Fairlawn’s

Boutique Hotel & Spa holds some exciting developments in imminence with the launch of the long-awaited Perrier-Jouet Champagne Bar, elegant Champagne Room where guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks., sure to set your imagination on fire, and the expansion of the Balinese Spa gardens to offer guests an unparalleled escape from the hum-drum of the day to day. All in all, this embodiment of opulence, lends itself enthusiastically to solidifying its position as the benchmark, the aspiration, of Boutique Hotels on this continent.

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