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ich Real Grill Bar is one of Bedfordview’s most luxurious fine dining restaurants and cocktail bar.

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style and sophistication. The menu is just as elaborate, from Fillet on the Bone, creamy camembert parcels, Carpaccio with parmesan, rocket and truffle oil and a variety of steaks with the sauce of your choice that come sizzling to your table. Another favourite is the roasted lamb steak and honey, soy and ginger glazed ribs. An assortment of seafood and pasta is also available. The desserts are just as

decadent and the chocolate parcel – warm, velvety Lindt chocolate in a phyllo pastry shell with home-made pecan and praline ice-cream is to die for. Rich Real Grill Bar provides entertainment from Wednesday to Saturday in the Private Dining Room which can accommodate up to 120 seated guests and 150 Cocktail Style. The bar has an exotic cocktail menu and an extensive wine list and a fine line up of international

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the good life Rich Real Grill Bar, one of Bedfordview’s most luxurious restaurants and entertainment venues, has recently added an elegant privé dining room that transforms into a vibey piano bar by night where musicians provide live lounge entertainment Wednesday to Saturday. Rich Real Grill Bar is the perfect setting for weddings, conferences, product launches, birthdays and private celebrations, with a seating capacity of 300 and our privé dining room, a seating capacity of 120 or 150 cocktail style.

Bookings: 011 615 4562 www.richgrill.co.za Bedford Square, Cnr Van Der Linde & Smith St, Bedfordview, Gauteng GPS Coordinates: -26.187502, 28.125901


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WELCOME TO SOUTH AFRICA:

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A Letter from the Chief Executive Officer of South African Tourism, Mr. Thulani Nzima. South Africa is a unique and wonderful place. It’s a great pleasure to welcome you here to this country of awesome beauty and of astonishing variety. SUN INTERNATIONAL 10-11 ANNAUL EVENTS CALENDAR 12-13 HARD ROCK CAFÉ 15 ROOM 5 16-17 ORION HOTELS 18-19 WELCOME TO GAUTENG

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SAXON BOUTIQUE HOTEL VILLAS & SPA 27 The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa is the most exclusive private retreat and the ideal venue for hosting your business and social occasions. Nestled in the heart of Johannesburg in the tree-lined avenues of Sandhurst, the Saxon is located on ten acres of landscaped gardens, yet conveniently close to the business hub of Sandton.

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KIEVITS KROON 30&31 If you are looking to book a conference, board meeting, strategy, training or brainstorming session, Kievits Kroon Country Estate just outside Pretoria offers superb facilities and service to ensure your event is seamless and memorable. THE PROTEA BALAIKA HOTEL

ed in Muldersdrift, overlooking the majestic Kromdraai Valley. The charming stone and thatched hotel offers 199 African themed rooms, including Presidential and Royal suites, which sprawl over the 26 hectares of lush countryside. GAUTENG WELLNESS CENTRES 44 THE MASLOW 50-51 At The Maslow, we believe in the power of the meeting. It’s where connections are made and where conversations are started. That’s why no effort has been spared to ensure that every business occasion at Sun International’s new, 281-room specialist business hotel is a guaranteed success from concept to completion. BIRCHWOOD HOTEL 54-55 THE SAINT GEORGE HOTEL 56-57 LEADING RESTAURANTS 58 CEDAR PARK 59 LEADING CONFERENCE AND EXIBITION CENTRES 61 WELCOME TO THE WESTERN CAPE

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THE GRANDE ROCHE HOTEL 65 LEADING HOTELS 66, 68 ASARA 67 SANTE HOTEL 70 Paarl is the Commercial Heart of the Cape Winelands district, its beauty lies at the foot of the Paarl mountain in the Berg River Valley, facing the majestic Klein Drakenstein Mountains. And the ideal location showcasing these marvelous views is The Santé Hotel & Spa. The Orion group continues its rapid growth and expands into the Cape with the addition of the luxury Santé Hotel.

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LEADING B&B’S 77 WELCOME KWAZULU-NATAL 78-79 THREE CITIES GATEWAY HOTEL 81 Three Cities Gateway Hotel situated in the heart of Umhlanga is proudly the only eco-friendly Hotel attached to the famous Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Whether you are looking for a break away from your usual routine, or planning something special, the Three Cities Gateway Hotel caters for your every need.

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welcome to south africa

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outh Africa is a unique and wonderful place. It’s a great pleasure to welcome you here to this country of awesome beauty and of astonishing variety. Our country is one of the world’s fastest growing tourist destinations. We have a culture that welcomes strangers as friends, that opens its heart and makes you feel instantly at home. Whether you are sipping sundowners in one of our magnificent national parks or stepping out in style in one of our capable and fabulous cities, you will find that people treat you like a longlost family member freshly returned home. Ours is a culture of service excellence. We treat you like an honoured guest here in South Africa because this is exactly what you are. You are a valued visitor who has come to sample the delights of our destination and to make memories that

you will remember for the rest of your life. I encourage you to meet the people and to sample our fantastic South African lifestyle, so that you may return to your home with a unique and deeply personal experience of this country. No destination in the world comes to life better than when it is experienced through the stories and hospitality of the people who call it home. We are committed to making sure you have the best time possible. In South Africa you will find an astonishing range of facilities: from cheerful, comfortable Bed and Breakfast establishments and backpackers hostels to the most luxurious (by any global standard) lodges and hotels. You will find the perfect solution to your own very particular quest: be it a highspirited family holiday with the children; an indulgent, private honeymoon; or a

conference for hundreds of delegates – South Africa has exactly what you need, and what you are looking for.

And you will always be welcome to come back and visit us again. Like the friend you are.

There are as many ways to explore this land as there are travellers who come from all over the world to enjoy its unique beauty. If you’re road tripping across South Africa, keep an eye out for those local idiosyncrasies that make this country so unique... and so wonderful.

Thank you for choosing South Africa.

Whether you’re here to relax, to laze the days away on a gorgeous beach or in pristine bushveld; or whether you’re here to get your adrenalin pumping by jumping the world’s highest bungee and rafting some of the most exciting white water rapids on earth, I wish you the stay of your dreams. I wish you the very best time, and I assure you that when you leave to go home, you will remember this place forever.

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verlooking the beaches of Nelson Mandela Bay is The Boardwalk, with its new 5-star Boardwalk Hotel offering fine dining, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, health spa facilities, and wellappointed business facilities. Smoking and non-smoking casino floors comprise tables and innovative slot games, while live shows are performed at the

THE BOARDWALK International Convention Centre, Vodacom Amphitheatre, or in the Bravo Bar. A large retail area houses a wide variety of restaurants and shopping options surrounding a musical fountain. The International Convention Centre accommodates functions for up to 1,800 delegates. Breakaway rooms, boardrooms and a dedicated kitchen which will craft menus to suit any occasion.

THE GOLDEN VALLEY CASINO & LODGE

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olden Valley Casino is located off the N1 Highway, in the town of Worcester.

The casino offers a variety of table games and popular slot machines. Kuipers a la carte restaurant offers an extensive buffet on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, while Winners Action Bar offers light meals and great live entertainment. The Golden Valley Lodge offers

accommodation in tastefully decorated rooms. For beauty treatments try its Body Devine Spa. Four meeting rooms are available to host small events or larger functions, conferences, and weddings. Children are entertained in safety at a supervised games, TV and play activity section.

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randWest is the largest entertainment complex of its kind in South Africa, boasting smoking and non-smoking casino floors, restaurants, bars, a night-club, theatre, cinemas, children’s entertainment area, a fast food court, ice-rink, bowling alley and the multipurpose Grand Arena for live shows. The function and conferencing venues

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boast state-of-the-art equipment and experienced personnel. The Good Hope Suites accommodates up to 100, the Market Hall 700 and larger events are held at the Grand Arena. Accommodation is available at the luxurious Grand Hotel or at the City Lodge. GrandWest is a convenient 15-minute drive from the airport and Cape Town’s CBD.


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ANnual events calendar 2014 LIFESTYLE DECOREX Joburg | Cape Town | Durban Starting in 1994 as an unknown interior design an décor exhibition in the South African market, Decorex SA has grown extensively to become a well-known pioneer brand in South Africa’s interior design landscape. Decorex SA is owned by Thebe Exhibitions & Projects Group, this exuberant and confident brand never fails to impress and excite. It provides consumers and buyers with inspired solutions and develops design sophistication. Constantly reinventing itself, the brand encourages consumers, local decorators and interior designers to seek inspiration locally instead of overseas. This enables them to stay at the forefront of a trenddriven industry. Decorex Durban, 20 - 23 March 2014, Durban Exhibition Centre Decorex Cape Town, 25 - 28 April 2014, CTICC Decorex Joburg, 6 - 10 August 2014, Gallagher Convention Centre T: 011 549 8300 E: decorexinfo@tepg.co.za W: www.decorex.co.za

JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW Joburg The Johannesburg International Motor Show is finally here and the covers will be coming off some of the best automotive machinery in the world, much of which will be heading to South African showrooms soon. The stands are ready and executives from around the world are in town. Such is the importance of the show that top delegations from companies such as Ford, Mazda, Land Rover and Infiniti will be attending as well as some of the world’s great motorsport stars. The main stars will the cars though and there will be plenty of new models for today, tomorrow, and perhaps one day in the future. T: 011 494 2894 E: info@jhbmotorshow.co.za W: www.jhbmotorshow.co.za

THE WEDDING EXPO Joburg The Wedding Expo® is acknowledged as the bridal show with the most choice, so don’t miss the opportunity to meet over

300 of the most sought after wedding professionals and learn new and creative ideas to make your wedding day perfect. The Wedding Expo® is on 5 – 6 April 2014, so save the date, you don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to meet wedding experts and be inspired. EVERYTHING A BRIDE NEEDS AND MORE! 5 – 6 April 2014, Coca Cola Dome, Johannesburg T: 086 111 3997 E: info@wedding-expo.co.za W: www.wedding-expo.co.za

Gauteng HOMEMAKERS Expo 2014 The 2014 Gauteng HOMEMAKERS Expo is presenting BOLD, BRIGHT and INDIVUAL ideas and products covering all the latest trends on the home front.

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350 exhibitors are ready to inspire 50 000 expected visitors and the sought after show features of 2014 will be nothing less than spectacular!

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The line-up of Show Features and points of interest include the Décor & Furniture Avenue, where visitors will find unique items for their décor & furniture needs. The Builders DIY Theatre, with renowned experts giving visitors DIY ideas and solutions when it comes to renovating and decorating their gardens and homes. Young Designers Come to Light brought to you by students of the Design School of Southern Africa (DSSA) presenting an innovative display of BOLD, BRIGHT and INDIVIDUAL lighting designs. The Repurpose[d] recycling feature brought to you by the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture students showcasing an incredible new take on repurposing and up-cycled items. 27 February – 2 March 2014 |The CocaLEADING VENUES / www.gohello.co.za

Cola Dome, Northriding Thursday & Friday 10:00 – 19:00 | Saturday & Sunday 09:00 – 18:00 R80 Adults, R50 Pensioners, Children under 12 free For more information visit www.homemakersonline.co.za or phone 086 111 HOME/4663. View the 2013 Gauteng HOMEMAKERS Expo photo highlights or take a look at our favourite photos from the 2013 event (Facebook)

FOOD & DRINK TASTE FESTIVALS Joburg | Cape Town | Durban Taste of Joburg, Cape Town and Durban are held each year at premier venues in South Africa’s major cities. Top restaurants fashion special menus of starter sized dishes for the occasion, including signature dishes created by our featured chefs designed to reflect their philosophy and showcase seasonal and premium ingredients in an unbeatable alfresco gourmet setting. Enjoy a feast for the senses with top chefs demonstrating live in the Chef’s Theatre or learn how to create and pair simple, stylish and utterly delicious canapés with a wide range fine wine to complement the balance of flavours in the Wine and Canapé Experience. Plus boutique exhibitors, artisan producers, premium drink brands and award-winning wineries provide a bounty of the country’s finest food and drink on offer, ensuring that you can sample and shop for a range of produce in the laid back atmosphere of a boutique food market. T:021 418 4516 E: justine@tastefestivalssa.co.za W: www.tastefestivalssa.co.za


calendar SA BIERFEST Joburg | Cape Town | Durban Riding on last year’s success, this year the revelling will now take place in a bigger 2 500-seater Bavarian Brauhaus adorned in true Oktoberfest tradition. So, come dressed up and take part in the festivities – indulge in traditional Bierfest delicacies (from pretzels to pork knuckles,) whilst singing along to the ever merry Oompah band. Don’t forget the beer pong and our other traditional Bierfest challenges. Get spoilt by our feisty Fräuleins, as they serve you steins full of our specially crafted Bavarian biers, brewed exclusively by the South African Breweries.

a second-to-none culinary lifestyle experience will ensure that over 130 000 visitors get a taste of the extraordinary. T: 021 702 2280 E: info@fieramilano.co.za W: www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za

MUSIC & ARTS STANDARD BANK JOY OF JAZZ Joburg

The annual fest attracts an audience of 20 T: 087 985 0635 000, across 7 venues in Johannesburg’s E: info@bierfest.co.za buzzing Newtown Cultural precinct. W: www.bierfest.co.za With an international line-up of top artists, FNB WHISKY LIVE FESTIVAL and an exciting mix of home-grown talent, Sandton | Soweto The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz has contributed to the cultural exchange between Showcasing whiskies from all around the artists and many international performers world, the FNB Whisky Live Festival is the have met their local counterparts and largest, whisky and lifestyle event of its subsequently collaborated on various kind and attracts more visitors than any projects. other whisky festival globally. Since launching in 2002, the FNB Whisky Live Festival has succeeded in breaking away from the conventional exhibition style event to showcase a fresh take on the world of whisky, and in doing so, constantly attracting newcomers to the festival and the whisky category as a whole. T: 011 305 9858 E: emily@whiskylivefestival.co.za W: www.whiskylivefestival.co.za

GOOD FOOD & WINE SHOW Joburg | Cape Town | Durban For over a decade, the Good Food & Wine Show has pushed the boundaries of innovation and excellence as South Africa’s premier food, wine and lifestyle experience. The celebrity chef line-up and

Importantly,The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz has also seen a phenomenal growth in the number of developing jazz artists who have been given exposure and a platform on which to perform. The staging of the Joy of Jazz in the Newtown Precinct has played an integral part in the regeneration of the inner city, having had significant benefits in helping to shape the future of Johannesburg, and contributing to the city’s changing creative and cultural landscape. T: 011 326 0141 E: reception@tmusicman.co.za W: www.joyofjazz.co.za

ROCKING THE DAISIES

Western Cape’s most iconic outdoor music festival and South Africa’s premier ecofriendly music and lifestyle festival. T: 021 461 9822 E: hello@rockingthedaisies.com W: www.rockingthedaisies.com

TOURISM MEETINGS & EVENTS INDABA Durban Indaba is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar.

Cape Town In its eighth year since inception Rocking the Daisies has gone on to become the

10 - 13 May 2014, Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (Durban ICC)

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MEETINGS AFRICA Joburg In recent years, the global meetings industry has begun to recognise Africa as a sought after destination. Meetings Africa showcases Africa’s diverse offering of services and products where African associations and African meetings industry professionals can partner to help transform our continent. 24 – 26 February 2014, Sandton Convention Centre T: 011 895 3000 E: daksha@scanonshow.co.za W: www.meetingsafrica.co.za

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With the past tourism focus having been on the Leisure and Business sectors, the introduction of the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) Exhibition and Conference now plays a fundamental role in promoting the new “sports” trend within the industry. Sport Tourism is one of the fastest growing areas of the global travel and tourism industry. Quite obvious are the links between the Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Networks – spotlighting the interplay between these markets and the economies of the driving countries.

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panning the first days of colonisation in 1652, one hundred years of Khosa Wars, the birth of the ANC, to the election of its fourth democratically elected President, South Africa has a vibrant history. We welcome you with open arms and hearts and the warmest, widest of smiles, excited to invite you to our shores, homes and braais. Come and experience our hospitality wherever you go and get in touch with our wide variety of fascinating cultures and local traditions. Our people are ready to show you our country’s natural wonders, draw you into the rhythm and soul of Africa, give you close encounters with our regal wildlife and take you on an unforgettable journey through our ancient and recent past. We guarantee you will have incredible stories to tell...

THE SOUTH AFRICAN CLIMATE: South Africa has a temperate climate and is known for its long sunny days, hence the title: ‘Sunny South Africa’. Most of the provinces have summer rainfall, except for the Western Cape (winter rainfall). Winter is from May to August; Spring from September to October; Summer from November to February and Autumn is from March to April. Thus the best time to visit our beautiful country is from November to April, as the weather is perfect.

GETTING AROUND MZANSI:

TRAVELING SAFETY TIPS: South African safety precautions are not unlike those recommended when travelling to other countries and major cities. More common sense than hard and fast measures, safety precautions in South Africa mostly require vigilance on behalf of the traveller and sound travel preparation. Important South African safety advice includes avoiding deserted areas at night; securing valuables such as photographic equipment and wallets on your person; and leaving expensive, flashy jewellery in your hotel safe while out and about. Other safety precautions you may want to consider include: • Locking valuables and luggage away in the car boot while travelling (never leave handbags or cameras on car seats) • Being vigilant of your luggage and other belongings (never leave them unattended). • Limit the amount of money you carry on your person. Also, don’t ac cept offers of assistance at ATMs and keep your pin numbers secure. • When using a credit card in restau rants, ask the waiter to bring a port able credit card machine to your table. Report stolen or lost cards immediately. • Carry a current road map with you. If you’re in any doubt about a place you wish to visit or how to get there, have a word with your hotel concierge first or contact the National Tourism Information and Safety Line on 083 123 2345 for

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The 3 major international airports in South Africa are: OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg), Cape Town International Airport and King Shaka International Airport (Durban) as well as 90 regional airports including the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) in Nelspruit. Travel by Road and Rail - South Africa has an extensive road infrastructure including national highways and secondary roads. Speed limits are set at 120 kilometres on

highways; 100 kilometres on secondary roads and 60 kilometres in urban areas. You could also travel via the Gautrain, which is Africa’s first world-class, modern rapid rail and bus service for Gauteng, a province regarded as the economic heartland of South Africa. Gautrain: 0800 428 87246 (www.gautrain.co.za) Europcar : 0861 131 000 (www.europcar.co.za) Quick Cab: 086 166 5566 (www.quickcab.co.za)

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assistance. • Only use reputable tour operators and travel and transport services. If you’re not sure, ask your hotel to recommend a service provider for you.

THE SOUTH AFRICAN CURRENCY: South Africa’s currency is the rand, which offers visitors great value for money. The rand comes in a range of coins (R1 = 100 cents) and note denominations of R10, R50, R100. Here are a few useful names and numbers for you to do your banking: Bidvest Bank: 011 390-1040 (www. bidvestbank.co.za) Master Card: 0800 990-418 (www. mastercard.com) Visa Card: 0800 990-475 (www.visa.com)

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: South Africa is a multi-lingual country and there are 11 official languages including: English, Afrikaans, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Siswati, Tshivenda and Xitsonga. Thus, because the country is comprised of so many languages, south Africa is a country full of diverse cultures. COMMUNICATIONS: South Africa has an exceptionally welldeveloped communications infrastructure. A number of cell-phone providers, provide national coverage and there are well-established landline phone networks. Internet and Wi-Fi are easily accessible in most urban areas. Our cellphone providers include: • www.mtn.co.za • www.vodacom.co.za • www.cellc.co.za • www.virginmobile.co.za • www.8ta.com All the above information was taken from the South Africa Tourism website. Visit them on www.southafrica. net for more information.


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oomFive is a stylish venue built for the purpose of holding events. Each part of the business has been carefully thought through and designed accordingly. Look and Feel: The venue consists of beautiful charcoal walls and a large gold leaf 40m wall, walnut wood panelled entrance walls and manicured plastered, white ceilings and charcoal carpets throughout, accentuated by mirrored pillars and larger than life black and gold tunnel chandeliers. The furniture and reception counter, bar and sound booth finishes are white with walnut touches. The floating , interlinked 3d box decor wall is both an eye catching feature and functional as you can either just lay in candles in the boxes or promote product or branding.

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can either be opened or closed off from the main hall, pamper station enroute from the bathrooms and we have our own kitchen, fully equipped to handle any event. AV technical breakdown: The venue has built in all the basics your event will need with provision to accommodate any technical additions you may require. In the reception we have Vieta ceiling speakers producing beautiful ambience throughout with 4 x 47 inch LCDs. The TV ‘s are individually controlled allowing you to do logos on a set and then seating arrangements on the others etc. There are AV plug-ins as well in front which allows the Av team to control that area specifically separate to the main venue. The main Room has 8 wall mounted Vieta Do10’s, JBL prx 700 base bins and tops producing beautiful sound to accommodate most events unless a major layout is required. This is accompanied by a 4m screen on the gold leaf wall, HD 5200 ansi Projector and the 4 x 50 inch LCD’s around the venue. All cabling is built into the walls and ceiling which is linked to the Sound booth.

We have 2 possible stage points where we have built in 2 detailed patch pads with numerous Mic, HD visual and lighting connections to be plugged in and controlled from the Sound booth. All these cables are built into the walls and ceiling, which cancels out the need for a snake to be laid down through your event. Each patch pad is also equipped with both 32amp 3 phase and a 16amp 3 phase connection for extra power if need be. We are running a basic but well equipped Soundcraft EFX 12 sound desk for your use. The venue also has a wireless microphone and country man for your use. All this is included in your venue hire. Seating and eating: The venue hire includes cocktail tables and stylish white cocktail chairs or white banquet chairs and tables with a choice of either a stylish black or white table cloth, matching serviettes, salt and pepper cellars, table numbers, breadbaskets, all cutlery, crockery and glassware. Decor: The design of the venue leaves little to be

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decorated for your event but also provides a great palate to work with. For smaller events we have beautiful large white plinths with greens on which you can utilize accordingly for your event and the venue is also laid out with complimentary tealight candles in glass holders and encompassed with the scent of vanilla. We also provide a stylish flower arrangement service if you wish, which is an extra but competitive cost. Any extra decor or hiring we can also provide if need be, please ask our team to assist. Catering , Staff and Bar: Catering is in house as RoomFive is owned by Franz catering and Events whom have been operating for 7 years and have worked on events up to 15000 people at the same time, among cooking for various corporate giants, stylish VIP weddings, numerous heads of state, royal families and International Sports superstars , even to home parties and spit braais. We have a delicious selection of menus to peruse or we can create a special menu for your event.


ROOMFIVE IS A STYLISH VENUE BUILT FOR THE PURPOSE OF HOLDING EVENTS. EACH PART OF THE BUSINESS HAS BEEN CAREFULLY THOUGHT THROUGH AND DESIGNED ACCORDINGLY.

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On the outskirts of these bustling metropoles, the cityscapes give way to Highveld grasslands that stretch out to the province’s borders. In Johannesburg, this extends south to the Sedibeng region and the Vaal River, and west towards the popular Cradle of Humankind, Sterkfontein Caves and the charming country

Anchored by the historical cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Gauteng provides plenty in the way of shopping and entertainment through its network of malls, casinos, flea markets and suburban stores.

village of Magaliesburg. At Pretoria, it extends north into the Dinokeng tourism region, which is home to the quaint mining town of Cullinan with its diamond history, and vast savannahs that feature a number of game reserves.

Both cities house a number of museums, including the Hector Peterson Museum, Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, Museum of Military History, Pretoria Art Museum and MuseumAfrica.

Aside from township tours, visitors to Gauteng can also delight in other cultural experiences, which include visits to the Credo Mutwa Cultural Village in Soweto, Heia Safari Ranch in Muldersdrift and the Zuluka Tribal Village just outside Pretoria.

Johannesburg and Pretoria are also home to several theatres and playhouses, offering authentic South African musical performances, drama, ballet and side-splitting local comedies.

Shopping is a must, with many excellent curio shops to be found at Sandton City, Rosebank Mall and Nelson Mandela Square - where you’ll also find the enormous statue of Nelson Mandela - great for photographs and lunch.

Soweto is a very popular Gauteng destination. This is largely due to the pivotal role it played in South Africa’s struggle for freedom but also, because of the unique cultural experiences it offers. Adventure tourism is also taking off and visitors can bungee swing from Soweto’s iconic Orlando Towers.

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GAUTENG DESTINATIONS THAT ARE A MUST VISIT The Botanical Gardens Located on the western shores of the popular Emmarentia Dam is Johannesburg’s beautiful Botanical Gardens. Boasting three dams of its own, it is the perfect place for you to enjoy canoeing, sailing or a boat ride during the blissful spring days. Furthermore the Botanical Gardens are an oasis, a magical place to have a picnic, go for a walk or just simply relax. There is also a small café available, which serves the tastiest meals and refreshments. However you are more than welcome to pack your own picnic basket.

Joburg Theatre Johannesburg’s Civic Theatre was built by the then city council in 1962, creating a high-profile landmark on the top of the Braamfontein hill. The building was given a magnificent face-lift in the late ‘80s, turning it into one of the most technically proficient theatres in the southern hemisphere. In the year 2000 - when theatres across the country were considered to be both creatively and financially moribund - the city council decided to corporatise the operating company of theatre, which is now a Municipal Entity of the City of Joburg.

For more information, opening times and booking details visit the website www.jhbcityparks.com

163 Civic Boulevard Braamfontein (Civic Boulevard was previously called

Melrose Arch Savour the unique tastes of twenty restaurants and coffee shops arranged around the Square and Piazza. Live, work, play shop or stay, you will discover Melrose Arch’s people-friendly meeting places, amazing buildings and curved streets and a vibrant atmosphere that is simply out of this world! Discover why Melrose Arch has been voted the place to see and be seen for 8 consecutive years by the Leisure Options Best of Johannesburg Readers’ Choice Awards. You’ll believe it, when you see it.

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Apartheid Museum The basic principle behind apartheid was simple – segregate everything. Cut a clean line through a nation to divide black from white and keep them divided. Pay us a visit and you will come to understand that any form of racial inequality leads to destruction. Apartheid is exactly where it belongs – in a museum. Northern Parkway & Gold Reef Rd

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Founded: In 1886 on the discovery of gold

• Capital: Pretoria • Language: 14,4 % of Gauteng’s inhabitants speak Afrikaans, 12,5% speak English and 13,1% speak Seshoto • Population: approximately 11 191 700 • Population share: 22,4% of South African

• Acclaim: Johannesburg contributes 33% to the national economy and 10% to the GDP of the whole of Africa. • Acclaim: It is said that 40% of the world’s gold reserves are located in Johannesburg. • Acclaim: Johannesburg has over ten million trees and it is said to be the biggest man-made forest in the world. • Acclaim: Pretoria has an estimated 50 000 Jacaranda trees

• Area: 168 966 square kilometres and share: 1,4 % of South Africa

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Unforgettable South Africa Merging the finest culinary experiences, the ultimate in luxurious accommodation and the award-winning Spa, the Saxon in Johannesburg will take you on an unforgettable journey.

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leading hotel bars SKYe BAR @HOLIDAY INN 123 Rivonia Road Sandton, Johannesburg +27 (0) 11 282 0000 reservations@hisandton.co.za www.hisandton.co.za Located on the ninth floor, the opulent Skye Bar affords guests dazzling panoramic views of Johannesburg and surrounds where sundowner cocktails can be enjoyed. Served by an external lift with running lights that have become a Sandton icon. Plush upholstery begs guests to recline in opulent comfort 2013/10/28 3:59 PM while dangling chandeliers bring a sense of timeless classicism to the clean, modern lines of the bar.

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CIRCLE BAR @CROWNE PLAZA Corner Tyrwhitt & Sturdee Avenues Rosebank, Johannesburg +27 (11) 448 3600 reservations@therosebank.co.za www.therosebank.co.za

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This elegant Johannesburg landmark dates back to the 1930's and it is strategically located in Johannesburg’s vibrant business and academic district. The hotel offers a warm and inviting experience and caters to businessmen, conference delegates and sports fans.

Arguably Johannesburg‘s most stylish hangout, the Circle Bar is ideal for sundowners, pre-dinner drinks or just a good night out. The setting is hip, cocktails impeccable and the staff professional; combining all the right ingredients for the perfect occasion. The atmosphere of the bar is created by the mood lighting, colour changing pods and groovy music. The Circle Bar is a must see for all hotel visitors.

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Legacy Corner Mall, Upper Level, Nelson Mandela Square Corner Maude and fifth Street, Sandton, Johannesburg + 27 (11) 292 7111 maxinfo@maximillien.co.za www.maximlounge.co.za

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Welcome to Maximillien Lounge, affectionately known as Maxim, Sandton’s most elite and exclusive whiskey, wine and cigar lounge offering an atmosphere of sophistication and elegance for those looking for a stylish venue to visit regularly. Exquisite aesthetics and décor is finely balanced with impeccable service to allow those who visit frequently to feel at home while at the same time emphasising that sense of luxury.

THE SANDTON SUN, SAN BAR Corner Fifth and Alice Street, Sandton, Johannesburg +27 (11) 780 5000 www.tsogosunhotels.com The San Bar offers a wide range of wines, beers and signature cocktails, choose between executive lounge seating, bar seats and booths. This trendy bar is ‘the place to be seen’.

CHAMPAGNE BAR @ 54 ON BATH 54 Bath Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg +27 (11) 344 8500 www.tsogosunhotels.com Sophisticated and unique, the Bar offers an array of champagne, cocktails and wines accompanied by sumptuous bar snacks. Overlooking the terrace garden the champagne bar is the perfect meeting spot for business get-togethers, pre-dinner drinks and evening sundowners.

PROTEA HOTEL FIRE AND ICE MELROSE ARCH BAR 22 Whitely street, Melrose Arch Precinct, Johannesburg +27 (11) 218 4000 www.proteahotels.com It’s like having a quiet drink with your alter ego! Whether you like it shaken, stirred or upside down, these speciality cocktails can inspire any old diner waitress to transform into centre stage starlet. Cocktails are served in an energetic and lively setting.


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he Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa is the most exclusive private retreat and the ideal venue for hosting your business and social occasions. Nestled in the heart of Johannesburg in the tree-lined avenues of Sandhurst, the Saxon is located on ten acres of landscaped gardens, yet conveniently close to the business hub of Sandton. OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is a 45-minute drive from the Saxon, and Lanseria Airport is 40 minutes away. The Gautrain Rapid Rail system offers convenient transportation from OR Tambo International Airport to Sandton within 14 minutes. At the Saxon we create our own standards. Every detail is considered, from the planning of the day’s events to the seamless integration of technology for your business presentation. Our highly experienced team is on hand to advise and assist you with every aspect of your event, from selecting the most suitable venue and arranging the day’s menus, through to

assisting you on the actual day to ensure that everything runs smoothly and that your event is a success. The Saxon has a story to tell. It is an intrinsic part of the history of South Africa. The hotel was originally a private home and hosted many esteemed and honoured guests. At the Saxon every detail is considered, from the quality of the food to the finer points of our warm hospitality, you can expect only the best. On arrival at the Saxon you will be greeted warmly by our arrivals staff ,working together as a family to ensure your stay is an unforgettable one. The sense of space, the landscaped gardens and remarkable infinity pool set a serene backdrop for a restful journey. You become aware of the sights and sounds and the warm atmosphere as you arrive at the entrance with its sweeping staircase. Throughout the day our team continues to work behind the scenes to make your visit pleasurable and enjoyable. Our extraordinary attention to detail and emphasis on seamless planning and implementation makes the Saxon a

sought-after venue for business meetings and celebratory occasions. The Saxon’s interior is light and spacious, interspersed with Eastern influences, African artefacts, and a remarkable collection of artworks. We offer several venues for you to choose from for hosting memorable celebratory and business occasions. The Dining Library, which houses a collection of books and art, has a private outside terrace and is an ideal venue for private dinners or standing cocktail parties. The Conference Room and Executive Boardroom are fully equipped with the latest technology for first class presentations and video conferencing. The Auditorium offers comfortable seating for 30 people in a tiered arrangement for good sight lines and is fully equipped with seamless technology including full HD projector and screen for high quality digital presentations and video conferencing. The Convention Lounge, which offers access to the main Saxon porte-cochère, is a spacious venue that is ideal for hosting

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The full seating and breakfast area and bar lead out to the private plunge pool on the terrace overlooking the gardens. The Executive Luxury Villa can also be booked for hosting a reception for 120 people.

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large receptions, presentations and cocktail functions. It is fully equipped with cuttingedge technology including full HD projector and screen for high quality presentations and video conferencing. The White and Red Wine Cellars exude a distinctive ambience and can be reserved for private functions or dinner parties with the finest silverservice and vintage wines from the world’s most renowned estates. The Executive Luxury Villa in a secluded setting is like a private hotel on its own. This venue can be booked for a social occasion, giving your guests the opportunity of staying over and enjoying the luxurious accommodation and renowned Saxon hospitality in the seven Executive Luxury Rooms. The Executive Luxury Villa has its own lounge and dining room with seating for up to 18 people and seamless technology to offer our guests a successful event.

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Vanderbijlpark, Frikkie Meyer Boulevard 016 982 8000 www.emeraldcasino.co.za info@emeraldcasino.co.za

The Hotel has 330-bedrooms spread over two sections - the Balalaika and the Crown Court - each room is air-conditioned and tastefully furnished in a classic, comfortable style with its own en suite bathroom featuring a separate shower. The conference and function centre, comprising 9 well equipped rooms, can accommodate from 6 to 350 delegates.

The splendour of the Renaissance architecture at the heart of the rapidly growing Sandton CBD will leave a lasting impression from the moment you arrive. Located on Nelson Mandela Square, ‘Africa’s Business and Lifestyle Capital’, The Michelangelo is the very essence of status and success. The Michelangelo offers world-class facilities in a stylish and elegant setting with easy access to Africa’s finest shops, restaurants, cinemas and theatres. The Michelangelo is a proud member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’.

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Presenting a curious mix of contrasts, the Emerald Resort & Casino is a place where business is combined with pleasure, action with relaxation, and finesse with frivolity. Whether you choose to escape the rat race for a weekend, convene a business meeting, wager a winning hand or simply bring the family for a great day out – Emerald Resort & Casino fulfils every requirement.

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BIRCHWOOD HOTEL hhh Viewpoint Str, Bartlett, Boksburg, O. R. Tambo Airport 011 897 0000 www.birchwoodhotel.co.za portiay@birchwoodhotel.co.za Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre was established in 1998 with 1 conference and 80 accommodation rooms. From these humbling beginnings, “Birchwood” underwent 4 phases of expansion and today boasts 665 accommodation and just over 50 conference rooms. Spanning over 46 acres of land, Birchwood is South Africa’s largest independent hotel & conference centre capable of hosting over 5 000 delegates at once.

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tage and structure, special effects, audio, lighting, concerts, shows, audio visual, conferences there is no limit to what EPH Productions offer. A brilliant ability to offer premium service, first-class packages, maximum overhauls and amenities and an unbeatable work ethic. The team at EPH Productions is dedicated and committed to every client, each event, and every production. Magic is possible and the impossible is achievable. “So in a nut shell we can help you with any conference, seminar, concert, gala dinner, product launch, prize giving or any other event where you need equipment and a well trained technical crew to assist” EPH Productions is situated in Pretoria, Rietvalleirand, 10A View Street. With a record breaking 72 000 people in Loftus Stadium to 55000 people in Cape town Stadium, EPH have delivered Sound, Screens, Lighting and Structures for international concert and our own national stars for both indoor and outdoor concerts. They have supplied their services to car launches such as the ultimate Auto Africa car show, launched the new Land Rover

Discovery, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. 
The new BMW 3 series and the new Mercedes C-class launch. Also EPH have proudly assisted the following companies with their conferences: Brand Botswana, AU Conference, Chamsa, ICC and NAFCOC. But what is a company without a heart? Well EPH Productions, over the years have supported many Christian events and concerts, supporting the Jacaranda Children’s home, and have been involved with TUG (The Ultimate Goal) projects and have sponsored food for the Food for Africa projects. Thus their reputation precedes them. EPH ensures happy clients and even happier audiences. Most importantly EPH and the company are always humble and are grateful for the opportunity to work with inspirational people like Edith Venter and Tammy Theron. Their aim is to create a successful, prosperous event and a long-term relationship with the client. EPH always takes it to that next level and acknowledges the privilege and the dedication it takes to work with motivational people as well as obligated companies. By Bianca Maletzky

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f you are looking to book a conference, board meeting, strategy, training or brainstorming session, Kievits Kroon Country Estate just outside Pretoria offers superb facilities and service to ensure your event is seamless and memorable. The estate is recognised as one of the top conferencing venues in Pretoria and Gauteng and was recently nominated one of Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Hotels by the internationally recognised World Travel Awards. Kievits Kroon’s state-of-the-art conference facilities, fully equipped Business Centre, delicious cuisine and professional support personnel will make your company conference a slick, impeccable, successful event. Conference packages are tailored to suit the organisation’s individual requirements and include:

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A dedicated conference host assigned to your conference, offering a highly personalised service. Standard audio-visual equipment including a flip chart, white board, stationery and data projector.

• Wireless internet – complimentary Wi-Fi in the Conference Centre and throughout the estate • Upmarket décor – newly upholstered chairs and light wooden tables. The two biggest meeting rooms are equipped with ergonomically designed sleigh-based chairs. • Quality drinking water – Kievits Kroon was the first hotel in South Africa to introduce the ‘O-Original Water Concept’ which allows tap water to be purified and bottled in top-quality re-usable bottles on site.

private dinners. Vegetarian, Halaal or Kosher menus are available.

A wide range of specialised technical equipment can be supplied on request.

Snack menus change daily and include delicious options such as smoothies, granola glasses, mini hamburgers and homemade pies.

For events which run longer than a day, the estate offers luxurious en-suite accommodation and a wellness spa which will assist delegates to feel relaxed and rejuvenated. A versatile range of dining options, tailored to your group’s requirements, are offered in indoor and outdoor venues. A variety of menu-types include buffet, set menu or signature dining experiences. Keep your conference fresh with themed banquets, outdoor braais, pool bar functions or

Kievits Kroon’s dedicated Conference Centre has a magnificent wood-panelled 16-seater Executive Boardroom suite, 12 conference rooms, and a fully equipped Business Centre. Conference hosts are stationed in the reception area and are on duty for the duration of your meeting or conference, to assist with any special requests. They will also ensure that your breakaway rooms are set up and your refreshments are served at the requested times.

The fully equipped Business Centre, located on the ground floor of the Conference Centre, is open daily from 07h00 – 22h00. With three computer stations, it provides complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as printing and faxing services. The estate’s chapel was recently converted into a beautiful conference venue, now known as the Old Chapel, with a ground floor conference room, Boschendal and

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four breakaway meeting rooms. Boschendal, can seat up to 128 delegates. With its double volume space, clerestory windows, modern interiors and state of the art lighting, the room is bright and airy, and has direct access to the terrace through sets of double glass doors. De Kasteel is the functions hall at Kievits Kroon, generally used to host gala dinners and banquets, AGMs and other major events. However it easily transforms into a corporate set-up, accommodating up to 350 guests for a cocktail function or 300 people seated cinema-style for a conference. The creative use of dividers allows De Kasteel to cater effectively for a variety of functions. Exclusive use of the venue can be guaranteed for groups of 150 guests or more. Technical support services, such as threephase power, dimmable lights, drop-down screens and a built-in sound system, will help to give your event a special ambiance. Additional AV equipment is available on site. There is ample parking next to the venue and a choice of tea break settings (under the trees or around the fountain).


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JOHANNESBURG CITY PARKS AND ZOO Venues to suit any occasion, whether a conference or event

INDOOR VENUES Johannesburg Zoo AngloGold Ashanti Conference Centre Luxurious leather chairs seat up to 50 delegates in the colonial-style thatched boardroom. The wooden deck overlooks the lion enclosure, offering close-up views of the magnificent tawny and white lions. Johannesburg Zoo Old Elephant House The Old Elephant House is an old stone building, where if you look closely, you can see indentations on the floor made by the elephants when this was their enclosure. Up to 80 guests can be seated inside; with a place for 120 standing and 100-120 in the outdoor area. It is also ideal for a garden wedding or, in winter for a party by crackling bonfire. Johannesburg Zoo Sasol Wing The Saol Wing at the bird Aviary is a lovely, secluded spot, which is ideal for cocktail functions. Pioneer Park Pioneer Park Musical Fountain is an inspiring space for leisure, learning and fun-filled concerts. This abundance of green space helps create a balance between the built environment and nature and a series of well-designed pathways create a scenic pedestrian link between the dam and the Joburg’s City Skyline as a backdrop OUTDOOR VENUES

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Johannesburg Botanical Gardens Located by the Emmarentia Dam, this lovely park features landscaped rose gardens,water fountains, paths and a small concert venue, and it is close to wide grassed areas that are ideal for events of any size.

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Kloofendal Nature Reserve Kloofendal is suitable for nearly every type of event and has ample open spaces

for large groups. There is room for screenings, large and small corporate events, weddings and fun fairs. Fully fenced on all sides, it is one of the few places in the City of Johannesburg where wild animals, such as bushbuck, mountain reedbuck and dassies, can be viewed by visitors. Klipriviersberg This rambling reserve is the site of the Sarel Marais historical farmhouse, and hosts an educational facility and wide open space for events. For those seeking a wild, natural setting within the city, Klipriviersberg is an appropriate venue for corporate functions and events Melville Koppies One of the most beautiful natural settings in Johannesburg, Melville Koppies covers 150 hectares across wild, rocky koppies covered with indigenous fauna and flora. From the height of these rocky outcroppings, the skyline of Johannesburg can be viewed in all directions. It is also site of an ancient Iron Age furnace, and hosts many schools on educational trips. With its delicate ecosystem of indigenous plants, the koppies are suitable for small corporate events. Rhodes Park Situated in the eastern suburb of Kensington, Rhodes Park is a stately, well-beloved neighbourhood park. It hosts a community centre, sports facilities, a tea room and a dam. The park is well used by the neighbouring suburbs, and is a popular location for community events. Rhodes Park is suitable for events of 500 people. Delta Park A lovely pair of Giant Eagle Owls grace the trees of Delta Park on a site that was once a sewage plant. It now holds one of the country’s best environmental education centres, and its wide grassed areas are ideal for various events. The park

is flat with rolling vistas, and lends itself to groups of up to 1 000 people, small concerts, corporate events and fun fairs. Florida Lake This wide expanse of lake in the western suburbs of Johannesburg plays an important role in providing leisure space. On the shores of the lake are ideal locations for braais and get-togethers, and Florida Lake is a suitable venue for large events, such as concerts, weddings and fun fairs. Golden Harvest On the outskirts of the north-western suburbs of Johannesburg is Golden Harvest Park. This hidden gem offers wide open greened spaces, picnic areas, lapas and houses for event usage, and even a tranquil dam. Golden Harvest can handle events of 250 – 500 people, and is a secure space small corporate events, weddings, conferences and photography. James & Ethel Grey Park Recently refurbished, James & Ethel Grey Park sits next to the suburbs of Melrose North and Birdhaven. The park consists of rolling green grass areas, and a secluded dam that is well known among birdwatchers. James & Ethel Grey Park is capable of handling 250 - 500 people, and can be used for small corporate events. Dorothy Nyembe Park This pride of Soweto is well named after apartheid activist Dorothy Nyembe, and created in recognition of the need to green underdeveloped spaces. Dorothy Nyembe is a lovely space, and suitable for events of all sizes, with capacity for groups of 1000 or more people, concerts, large and small corporate events, conferences and much more. Rietfontein A lovely 25-hectare nature reserve, Rietfontein sits upon a koppie on the edges of northern Johannesburg. From

City Parks House, 40 De Korte Street, Braamfontein Octavia Tlou: 011 646 2000 ext 298 | octavia.tlou@jhbzoo.org.za www.jhbcityparks.com | www.jhbzoo.org.za LEADING VENUES / www.gohello.co.za

here, wandering game such as steenbok, springbok and duiker can be seen. This small oasis in the middle of the city is ideal for small corporate events and photography. Mofolo Park Mofolo Park can accommodate more than 1 000 people with a stage and screening area, and can handle a variety of events. If you have not recently visited Soweto, we invite you to see the new developments and greening of a once-dusty township. Thokoza Park Another jewel in the city’s crown is Thokoza Park & Moroka Dam; previously a desolate field, this lovely park with ambling pathways and rehabilitated wetlands is now a pleasant site for families to visit and a green belt for township houses. Thokoza Park and the adjacent Moroka Dam are ideal for all types of events, and can accommodate more than 1 000 people. Zoo Lake Zoo Lake is one of the city’s most popular outdoor spaces, hosting family events, concerts, art exhibitions and more on its shores and lawns. Large-scale screens can be erected, and there is ample space for filming and exhibitions. Given the park’s high popularity, events should be booked well in advance. The Wilds On the outskirts of Houghton lies The Wilds, set against lovely koppies with welldeveloped indigenous gardens. The Wilds provides a pristine natural environment, appropriate for small corporate events. It is a lovely space for weddings and other types of photography. With running waterfalls and fountains, it provides a gentle respite from the nearby inner-city suburbs.


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leading parks Johannesburg Botanical Gardens

Main entrance on Olifants Road, Emmarentia011 712 6600

Mofolo Park

1209 Mzilikazi Street, Mofolo Central www.jhbcityparks.co.za

Rhodes Park

Cnr Cumberland and Ocean streets, Kensington (011) 622-1829/615-5629 www.jhbcityparks.co.za Diepsloot

Florida Lake

Golf Terrace, Florida www.jhbcityparks.co.za

Wilgeheuval

Corner Florin and Krugerrand Street, Wilgeheuwel, Roodepoort 011 672 2579 www.jhbcityparks.co.za

Zoo Lake

Cnr Jan Smuts Avenue and West World Street, Parkview (011) 483-1017 www.jhbcityparks.co.za

Dorthy Nyembe Park Mofolo North, Soweto (011) 938-7600 www.jhbcityparks.co.za

Thokoza Park/ Moroka Dam

1682 Ntuli Street, Moroka, Soweto :011 938 1820 www.jhbcityparks.co.za

Orange Farm

Kremetart

Cnr Wolmarans and King George streets, Johannesburg 011 643 2313

Rose park

Houghton Drive, Houghton 011 643 2313 www.jhbcityparks.co.za

Kremetart Street, Eldorado Park Ext 3 011 712 6664/6658/6690 www.jhbcityparks.co.za Rose Street, Lenasia 011 712 6664 / 6658 / 6690 www.jhbcityparks.co.za

Bezuidenhout

www.jhbcityparks.co.za

Delta Park

off Regional Street in Orange Farm Extension 1. www.jhbcityparks.co.za

Craighall Road, Victory Park 011 888 4831 www.jhbcityparks.co.za

Ivory Park

Golden Harvest Park

www.jhbcityparks.co.za

Jukskei River Park

First Avenue, Northgate 011 712 6600 www.jhbcityparks.co.za

Diepkloof Park

James & Ethel Grey Park

www.jhbcityparks.co.za 12257 Immink Street , Diepkloof,

Orlando West Park 011 528 8625 www.jhbcityparks.co.za

Atholl Oaklands Road, Abbotsford 011 435 4727 www.jhbcityparks.co.za

Joubert Park Nature Reserve

The Wilds

Kloofendal Nature Reserve Galena Avenue, Kloofendal 011 943 3578/ 011 712 6600 www.jhbcityparks.co.za

Rietfontein Nature Reserve 138 Holkam Street, Rietfontein 011 943 3578/ 011 712 6600 www.jhbcityparks.co.za

Melville Koppies

Judith Road, Emmarentia 011 943 3578/ 011 712 6600 www.jhbcityparks.co.za

Kilpriviersburg Nature Reserve Peggy Vera Road, Kibler Park 011 943 1312/2691 www.jhbcityparks.co.za

Valley Lodge & Spa near Magaliesburg is an established country hotel, offering luxurious spa treats in the world-class Valley Lodge Spa, state-of-the-art conference and special events facilities, a wedding chapel, convivial Sunday lunches, private picnics for overnight guests, bird watching, hot air ballooning as well as fly-fishing activities on the private banks of the Magalies River flowing through the beautifully refurbished and upgraded 4-star destination.

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Choices of accommodation (76 rooms), range from superior elegance in the new rooms to luxury river-front rooms to country-cottage cosy rooms overlooking the established gardens, filled with birdsong.

VALLEY LODGE & SPA LESS THAN AN HOUR’S DRIVE FROM JOHANNESBURG AND PRETORIA 014-577 1301/5 RES@VALLEYLODGE.CO.ZA

& Spa near Magaliesburg is an established country hotel, offering luxurious spa treats rld-class Valley Lodge Spa, state-of-the-art conference and special WWW.VALLEYLODGE.CO.ZA events facilities, a pel, convivial Sunday lunches, private picnics for overnight guests, bird watching, hot air well 34 as fly-fishing activities on the private banks of the MagaliesLEADING River flowing through VENUES / www.gohello.co.za the beautifully refurbished and upgraded 4-star destination.


gauteng ST GEORGE HOTEL hhhh 58 Goede Hoop Road On M57 Doornkloof Est Rietvleidam 011 316 1254 www.stgeorgehotel.co.za info@stgeorge.co.za The Saint George Hotel is a gateway to rest and relaxation in true Mediterranean style. Situated twenty minutes from O.R. Tambo International Airport and ten minutes from the Centurion Gautrain stop. The hotel is secluded with its lush green gardens contrast the white classical Greek influenced buildings. Whether attending a conference or banquet, the Saint George Hotel is your kingdom of rest or pleasure.

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ORION DEVONSHIR HOTEL hhh Cnr Mell Str & Jorissen Str, 16th Floor, Orion House, Braamfontein 011 339 5611 www.oriongroup.co.za reservationsdv@oriongroup.co.za This elegant Johannesburg landmark dates back to the 1930’s and it is strategically located in Johannesburg’s vibrant business and academic district. The hotel offers a warm and inviting experience and caters to businessmen, conference delegates and sports fans.

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VELMORE HOTEL Estate hhhh 96 Main Road Hennops River, Erasmia 012 370 7000 www.velmore.co.za res@velmorehotel.co.za

69 Drift Blvd, Muldersdrift 011 950 6000 www.mistyhills.co.za sales@rali.co.za In rustic serenity, only 15min from Lanseria airport, Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa lies nestled at the foothills of the Swartkop Mountains, on the threshold of the beautiful Kromdraai valley - a World Heritage site known as The Cradle of Humankind. Luxuriously spread over 60 acres, Misty Hills offers 209 stone-built thatched rooms and suites, and 23 conference and banquet venues. The hotel is an ideal destination for leisure, while it is equipped to cater to conference groups of up to 800 participants. The property boasts the world famous Carnivore Restaurant, where diners can feast on up to 10 different types of meats. We also have an excellent Spa and offer a variety of packages for larger groups and individuals.

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THE DAVINCI HOTEL AND SUITES hhhhh Corner Maude and 5th Street, Sandton, + 27 (0) 11 292 7000 www.davincihotel.co.za davinci@legacyhotels.com Located on Sandton’s prestigious Nelson Mandela Square, the DAVINCI Hotel and Suites offers guests all the luxuries and comforts they have come to expect from Legacy’s extraordinary portfolio of hotels and resorts. Boasting 166 en-suite hotel rooms, 50 one, two and three bedroom suites and 4 penthouses - the DAVINCI Hotel and Suites has something for every taste. Take time to relax in the gymnasium, infinity edge swimming pool or simply let our therapists pamper you in the wellness spa. Enjoy fine cuisine at Maximillien restaurant located in Legacy Corner Mall. Situated in the heart of the Sandton business and shopping district, the hotel offers direct access to Legacy Corner Mall, Sandton City Shopping Centre and Nelson Mandela Square, as well as easy access to the Sandton Convention Centre.

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One of Gauteng’s top venues and 4-star guest houses Just a bus stop away from the Gautrain station and a stone’s throw away from Gallagher, is a stunning tranquil environment for your next conference or function.

www.midrandconferencecentre.co.za info@midrandconferencecentre.co.za Tel: +27 11 315 8326 Fax: +27 11 805 6758

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Velmoré Hotel Estate, Gauteng’s Premier Conference and Events Venue. Whether planning a Wedding or Product Launch, Velmoré can cater to groups and events of all sizes. Conveniently located a mere 30 minutes from Pretoria and equally close to Johannesburg. Velmoré is only a short drive to Monte Casino and and even closer Zwartkops Raceway. The hotel is the home of the BMW advanced drivers training program. Relax and unwind at one of South Afria’s most exciting new Spa’s, Bakwena Spa. After a day of conferencing or exploring the numerous activities and attractions guests will be pampered by our luxurious and welcoming hotel accommodations.

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The Protea Balalaika Hotel

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he Protea Balalaika Hotel has always been on most of our travel radar. If you have ever been to Johannesburg, it is most certainly on the to do list. If you have never visited the Balalaika Hotel, imagine a hotel oozing class and elegance and a spark with a little bit of country in the heart of Sandton. The hotel is a good balance between leisure and comfort and the significant location is a stand out.

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Situated in Sandton, on Maude streetknown as the Wall Street of Africa, the hotel is within the heart of city life. Ideally located in this financial epicenter and commercial hub of Sandton. Just 3 minutes away from the Sandton Gautrain Station the location is faultless and the Gautrain takes just 15 minutes to get to O.R. Tambo International Airport. 
The Balalaika is also just 300 meters from Sandton City Shopping Centre, Sandton Convention Centre and Nelson Mandela square however a free shuttle service is

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on offer. Thus the hotel is surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan lifestyle also including all banks, Investec, Nedbank and The Dutch Bank to name a few. Businessmen and women trade in the day and seek refuge; they seek a serene unwinding environment. Inside the doors of the Balalaika is where they will find such a sanctuary. Boasting 2 crystal clear pools, gorgeous gardens, raised rose bushes and an abundant bird life there is unquestionably not one sighting of a vehicle, a road or a high rise. So, what better way to fulfill your desires than at The Balalaika Hotel. The Balalaika Hotel has been fulfilling Joburgers needs for an amazing 64 years. The hotel was established in 1949 as a tea garden, as a quaint country house. The hotel encompasses such a prosperous history of Sandton and Johannesburg and it seems almost everyone you meet will have their own story of the Balalaika. It is a sort of heritage site, one filled with memories, a rich cultural history, and a

secure and stable legacy. Even still today when you visit the hotel there is a mini museum inside the corridors, bursting with influential people who have visited, famous musicians like Steve Zachary who recorded his album inside the hotel, Sir Richard Branson who dropped by and signed a bottle of wine and Gerard le Grand who founded the Balalaika. Now progressing towards the 21st Century, the hotel is constantly evolving, molding and forging ahead. An ongoing refurbishment and renewal programme has enabled The Balalaika to offer the most modern facilities such as FREE Wi-Fi (a full 500MB) throughout the hotel, a business center and state of the art conference facilities. No cost has been spared, the new dĂŠcor and design is classical and colonial with a touch of Gatsby. The upgrading of the conference venues (which can hold a maximum of 300 people) is paramount, the natural light infiltrates into every room, the carpets have been custom made and custom designed and are luxurious and

20 Maude Street, Sandown 2196, Sandton +27 (0)11 322 5000 www.balalaika.co.za reservations@balalaika.co.za LEADING VENUES / www.gohello.co.za

lavish, the chandeliers are real crystal, imported from Egypt, enhancing the splendor and amenity of the hotel. The first phase has been completed and a whopping 12 million rand has already been invested into the hotel. Phase 2 will begin early next year where all 330 rooms will be revamped, redecorated and restored. The Bull Run Restaurant, running for a fruitful twelve years will remain the same, offering as always, first-class service and food. The restaurant ages its own meat and there is a master in house butcher, Mr Carl Heinz! Fresher than that you will not find! The fillet melts in your mouth and is truly like a hot knife through butter. The restaurant is so unique and exceeds even itself that if you prefer to be in the comfort of your home you can also choose and buy your own meat: convenient! The restaurant also creates its own wines- red and white, again just giving the Balalaika that competitive edge, that extra sparkle. By Bianca Maletsky


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PROTEA HOTEL FIRE AND ICE MELROSE ARCH hhhh Whitely Street, Melrose Arch Precinct Johannesburg 2076 011 218 4000 www.proteahotels.com marketing@proteahotel-ma.com The urban, contemporary and edgy Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch is the latest hot-spot in the trendy Melrose Arch Precinct, a unique city within a city, which boasts a variety of trendy retail, gourmet restaurants & leisure amenities. This contemporary hotel guarantees to spice-up any visit to Jozi and is aimed at the traveller who enjoys being amidst the energetic urban vibe of the cool city life.

4-star destination. Choices of accommodation (76 rooms), range from superior elegance in the new rooms to luxury river-front rooms to country-cottage cosy rooms overlooking the established gardens, filled with birdsong.

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CLICO BOUTIQUE HOTEL hhhhh 27 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg +27 11 252 3300 info@clicohotel.com www.clicohotel.com

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch has 197 stylish bedrooms that appeal to both the domestic and international business and leisure traveller. Each room offers LCD televisions, open plan bathrooms and an urban style that will take you back to a bygone era of old Hollywood glamour.

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- Main Road, Mooiplaas, Erasmia, Gauteng -

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These two luxury hotels are set in a tranquil country estate that border the Hennops River and offer views of the distant Magaliesburg Mountains. Velmoré offers the perfect weekend getaway – close enough for convenience, but far enough to escape.

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+27 (0)12 370 7000

www.velmorehotel.co.za

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valley lodge & spa hhhh Jennings Str, Magaliesburg 014 577 1301 www.valleylodge.co.za reservations@valleylodge.co.za Valley Lodge & Spa near Magaliesburg is an established country hotel, offering luxurious spa treats in the world-class Valley Lodge Spa, state-of-the-art conference and special events facilities, a wedding chapel, convivial Sunday lunches, private picnics for overnight guests, bird watching, hot air ballooning as well as fly-fishing activities on the private banks of the Magalies River flowing through the beautifully refurbished and upgraded

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Opened in 2006, Clico Boutique Hotel is perfectly situated in the leafy and upmarket suburb of Rosebank in Johannesburg – South Africa. Centrally located to the “Joburg” city centre, high end business hubs such as Melrose and Sandton and metres away from the Rosebank Clinic, Clico’s location is convenience at your fingertips. Just 900 metres away from the Rosebank Gautrain station, the OR Tambo International airport is now only 20 “stress free” minutes away. Clico was established by Jeanette Schwegman, who wanted to cater for the travel-weary and discerning guest looking for that intimate experience by paying attention to all the important details.

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63 St Patrick Road Houghton Estate Johannesburg + 27 (0)11 487 1420 www.themunrohotel.co.za stefan@themunrohotel.com

PARC FERMÉ

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your journey to our trendy restaurant in the heart of Sandton. Parc off in a vibrant atmosphere where quality food, affordability and excellent service cater to the ultimate dining experience. Located within 5 minutes walking distance from the Gautrain. The Munro Boutique Hotel offers five large, luxuriously appointed suites. Designer and antique furniture, combined with beautiful artwork are in perfect harmony with the graceful ambiance of the hotel. Our low directive profile, assures all our guests of total privacy at all times. A serviced formal dining room with your own exclusive chef, offers 5-star cuisine that will appeal to even the most discerning of tastes. Alternatively the Mediterranean style terrace allows for a more casual meal venue, or a quiet place to enjoy a sunset cocktail above the city lights. Our plush, secluded lounge affords you the opportunity to entertain your selective guests, or the warm pub in which to take your pre-dinner drinks. The home offers good security and total privacy, with high walls, security guards at main entrance and secure parking. The Munro is central to most of Johannesburg’s modern shopping centres and some of the best restaurants, offering both local South African and international cuisine. The international airport, OR Tambo, is a mere 30 minutes drive and the nearest Gautrain station is only 15 minutes drive. Our attention to detail, impeccable service & our passion for indulging our esteemed guests, are an assured value for your stay at The Munro.

@parcfermerest www.facebook.com/ParcFerme 8 Maude Street, Sandton Central, Sandown, 2146, South Africa Tel: +27 11 245 4846 Email: parcferme@parcferme.co.za Website: www.parcferme.co.za Parc Ferme_Leading Venues Ad 11-08-2013_v2.indd 1 conference destination but without having SHUMBA VALLEY LODGE to travel for hours. hhhh

R51 12 Pelindaba Rd, Lanseria 011 790 8000 www.shumbavalley.co.za briley@legacyhotels.co.za

Shumba Valley Hotel Lodge is ideally located for conference, leisure and business travelers who seek the tranquility of the countryside, whilst being within easy distance from both Johannesburg and Pretoria. Lanseria Airport is a mere 5 minutes drive from Shumba Valley Lodge and a 45 minute drive from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport. Shumba Valley Lodge’s location makes it an excellent venue for the out of town

The conference venues can house from 10 to 80 delegates schoolroom-style. Conference delegates may use the spacious grounds within the Hotel to do various teambuilding activities or take a game drive at the Rhino and Lion Park close by.

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SOWETO HOTEL

011 527 7300 reservations@sowetohotel.co.za Web: www.sowetohotel.co.za

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Located in the heart of Kliptown and overlooking the organized chaos of the township itself, this is an experience not to be missed. Broaden your horizons by taking advantage of their 48 luxury rooms (which include 2 presidential suites) and be spoiled by their truly unique Sowetan hospitality.

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misty hills

Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa

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isty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa is located in Muldersdrift, overlooking the majestic Kromdraai Valley. The charming stone and thatched hotel offers 199 African themed rooms, including Presidential and Royal suites, which sprawl over the 26 hectares of lush countryside.

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There are also 23 fully equipped conference and events venues, a spacious team building area as well as an exhibition centre, suitable for small to medium sized events. Misty Hill’s largest conference venue, The Pelindaba, has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment, having been redesigned to be as eco friendly as possible.

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Misty Hills can arrange custom-designed fun and serious activities to suit your team dynamics. The Gin Box pub, a favourite watering hole of Misty Hill’s patrons, boasts a lively atmosphere and both an indoor and outdoor seating area. Serving a wide range of beverages including Misty Hill’s legendary Dawas, the pub also has large screen televisions for sports enthusiasts. Adjacent to the Gin Box is the coffee shop, which serves a wide array of specialty Avanti coffees and a selection of light meals. Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa is an affiliate of the Warwick International group of hotels. Misty Hill’s award winning Spa in the Country is designed as an African

sanctuary, following a natural approach to skin and body care and infusing modern therapies with African herbs and oils. The hotel’s tranquil grounds provide a peaceful atmosphere for conference delegates, spa goers and hotel guests. In keeping with the hotel’s green philosophy, the gardens are planted largely with indigenous plants and trees to create a water-wise and environmentally friendly surrounding. There are approximately 400 different varieties of Southern African trees, shrubs, bulbs, groundcovers, grasses, succulents and aquatic plants within the gardens and conserved areas. Cascading water features and abundant birdlife add to the country setting, making it easy to forget the hotel is located only 15 minutes from Lanseria Airport and 25 km from Johannesburg.

A leisure area housing 1 swimming pool (including a dedicated children’s pool), a fully equipped gym, private lounge, games room and the magical Peregrine Castle kiddie’s play ground encourage rest and relaxation. Adjacent to Misty Hills is the awardwinning Carnivore Restaurant – ‘Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience,’ which offers guests a unique dining experience of succulent charcoal-grilled domestic and game meats, served from Masaai swords. The Carnivore’s curio shop includes a Carnivore Gourmet Meat outlet, which stocks a wide range of premium venison meats and products.

Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa Muldersdrift Estate, Drift Boulevard (R114), Muldersdrift 011 950 6000 or 0861 732237 www.mistyhills.co.za sales@rali.co.za LEADING VENUES / www.gohello.co.za


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leading wellness centres Fairlawns Boutique Alma Road, (Off Bowling Avenue) Morningside Manor, Ext. 6, Sandton 011 804 2540 /1/2/3 www.fairlawns.co.za reservations@fairlawns.co.za The Fairlawns Spa subscribes to a holistic approach to wellness. Only the finest products have been chosen, with the main ranges being Elemis, Dermalogica and Guinot, as well as a selection of traditional South East Asian treatments which use natural spices, clays and oils.

Situated in DaVinci Hotel & Suites, Cnr Maude & 5Th Streets, Sandton 011 292 7200 ds-info@davincispa.co.za www.davincispa.co.za

The DaVinci Spa provides an escape from the urban chaos, leaving in its wake a silence and tranquillity followed by an energy to deal with what life has to throw at us.

SET in an historic, exquisite Italianate

Experience the rebirth of your body and mind at the Renaissance Day Spa in Sandton. Situated high above the streets of Sandton, the spa is an oasis of serenity in the heart of this cultural and financial hub.

Misty Hills Spa In the Country

DaVinci Day Spa is located on Nelson Mandela Square in the heart of The Sandton City Complex. This world class day spa offers a pampering experience within the internationally acclaimed DaVinci Hotel and Suites. Our caring and accomplished therapists will cater to the individuals precise needs from massages, manicures, pedicures to facials, exfoliations, reflexology and general maintenance treatments.

Villa ‘D Este Day Spa, 82 Jan Smuts Avenue, Cnr Cotswold, Saxonwold 011 646 5152 villadeste@ camelotspa. co.za www. camelotspa. co.za

RENAISSANCE SPA 8th Floor, Michelangelo Towers, Maude Street, Sandton 011 783 9904 info@renaissancespa.co.za www.renaissancespa.co.za

The Greco-Roman inspired artwork, natural light and themed décor creates an atmosphere of healing and relaxation in line with ancient Roman Baths creating a space of enlightenment and healing.

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CAMELOT SPA GROUP

building where fountains, columns and Romanesque frescoes breathe romance, CAMELOT SPA at VILLA d’ESTE is the complete secret space in the city. For off the hurly-burly of Jan Smuts Avenue lies a place of retreat & rejuvenation, inviting well-being and a journey to wellness.

011 950 6000 spa@rali.co.za www.recreationafrica.co.za Overlooking the Kromdraai valley, just 20 minutes from Johannesburg lies the Misty Hills Spa in the Country. With flowing and beautiful water features and green and flourishing gardens this piece of heaven is the perfect location for a rejuvenating back massage, or perhaps a full body massage. All enjoyed in a serene and relaxed environment.

SOHO 011 784 0370 411@sohonycsalon. com www.sohosalon.com Want a salon with that New York feel, yet closer to home? Then look no further than Sandton City’s very own SOHO. This is a unique New York City style nail salon in the heart of Sandton City. You can either

enjoy a quick, walk-in nail service or enjoy a relaxing mani and pedi, from acrylic to gel, they do it all.

manicures and pedicures and are able to provide you with an amazing massages of your choice.

The Centre Of Wellness

The Pyramid Day Spa

108 Marie Ave, Parkmore 011 7838289 therapist@entreofwellness.co.za www.centreofwellness.co.za

For more information, opening times and booking details contact 011 493 8600 or visit www.pyramiddayspa.co.za

At The Centre of Wellness, they believe in natural restoration and soft enhancements that leave people wondering what your secret is. Doctor Mel combines the correct amount of science and art to respectfully restore the beauty nature gave you. Using tools at the Doctor’s disposal, she will suggest treatments that will best suit what you want to achieve.

Tanaz 51 Corlett Drive, Illovo 011 786 2976/9 info@.tanaz.net visit www.tanaz.net Indulge in world – class treatments and services in a spacious, relaxed environment. The Tanaz ethos is all about great hair, a great team and fantastic service. We pride ourselves on offering fashion forward styling where the treatment and condition of your hair is as important as your experience. At Tanaz they also offer first class

Situated in the heart of Johannesburg, The Pyramid Day Spa is a place where you can rejuvenate, revitalise and invigorate your mind, body and soul. Offering a variety of specialised treatments you are bound to feel and look like a brand new person, after paying this Spa a visit. Apart from offering luxury treatments, The Pyramid Day Spa also boasts a variety of spa pools, saunas, private treatment rooms and very tasty food. So make your way to The Pyramid Day Spa for an awesome spa experience.

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Gauteng event services EPH Productions 10A View Street Rietvalleirand Pretoria +27 12 345 5278 www.ephproductions.co.za

We have supplied our services to car launches such as the ultimate Auto Africa car show, launched the new Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. The new BMW 3 series and the new Mercedes C-class launch. So in a nut shell we can help you with any conference, seminar, concert, gala dinner, product launch, prize giving or any other event where you need equipment and a well trained technical crew to assist.

Gearhouse

First Street, Bezuidenhout Valley, Johannesburg 27 (0)11-216-3000 www.gearhouse.co.za Gearhouse South Africa started out with a little equipment and a lot of imagination. Today, with more state-of-the-art equipment and experience than any other event technical supplier in South Africa, we haven’t lost the imagination that got us there - or forgotten that small business is how we started out and came so far. Whether you want a product launch, a conference, a road show, an extravaganza, an exhibition, a convention, an intimate business function, a concert tour, a small screen presentation or a memorable stadium concert; we understand that what you really want is SUCCESS.

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Izwe Events

4 Pagoda Place, Fourways Gardens Phase Two, Fourways Gauteng +27 82 820 2851 +27 82 457 0896 www.iwzeevents.co.za Izwe Events is a full service event planning and management company based in Johannesburg. We create unique, memorable events ranging from spectacular private functions, to unforgettable corporate events.

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63 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg +27 (011) 888 5000 www.showgroup.co.za The SHOWGROUP team has supplied successful corporate events, conferences, gala and awards dinners, themed parties, celebratory landmarks and product launches. We have invested years of knowledge into producing “one of a kind“experiences for our clients. We offer a commitment to seamless and successful events, and are proudly South Africa’s first “ALL-IN-ONE EVENTS” company.

wautilli 3D biotecture is a biomimicry design studio focusing on dynamically fluid visual venue enhancements as well as bio-shelter ecosystems. Using a combination of sacred geometry, eco materials, waste, nature elements and the 5 animal kingdoms our living sculptures are aligned with organic shapes and patterns that streamline, inspire and harmonize architecture, landscape and geology into one.

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hanging the world – or even a continent – for the better requires great ideas; and great ideas require a stimulating and sound platform to develop and mature. Sandton Convention Centre is focusing on providing great thinkers and world changers with the ideal environment for global ideas to be born and nurtured.

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“It’s a privilege to be able to offer a place for change generating conferences that not only provides an environment that is conducive to encouraging innovative thinking and idea generation, but is also ideally located in the heart of South Africa’s economic hub and Africa’s chosen location for many of its developmental conferences,” says Mati Nyazema, Executive Director of Sandton Convention Centre.

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Cities Index, and one of the 20 fastestgrowing cities in the world. It is also one of Africa’s foremost meeting, exhibition and event venues, providing a platform for local and international businesses and individuals to generate ideas that help shape and grow industries throughout Africa,” adds Nyazema. In the last four months of 2013 alone, Sandton Convention Centre has provided the venue for change-focused events as diverse as the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, One Young World, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ (ACFE) Annual African Conference & Exhibition, and more. “Several of these events are returning to Sandton Convention Centre for the second or third time and are growing in significance in the global arena, which is positioning SCC as the right venue for signature events and is a proud achievement for us,” she says.

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“The big five website was born out of the necessity for a virtual space that allows visitors to interact with the most famous members of South Africa’s animal kingdom: the lion, the elephant, the buffalo, the rhino and the leopard,” says Tara Turkington, CEO of Flow Communications. Flow is one of South Africa’s leading communications and digital agencies and the company responsible for the site. “The Clico Boutique Hotel, situated in the heart of Rosebank, is an established 5-star fine dining intention was inspire those who have never and events hotel, which offers award-winning dining and events options. seen these beasts to come to South Africa Contact Clico for more information on breakfasts, lunches and dinners as well as intimate and see them, and for those who have events, conferences and overnight packages in the restaurant, dining decks and events & utique Hotel, situated in the heart of Rosebank, an established 5-star seenfine them, dining to come back and see them Clico Boutique Hotel, situated inroom! the heart ofisRosebank, is an conference again and eventsestablished hotel, which offers award-winning and events 5-star fine dining and events hotel,dining which offers award- options.and again.” 27 Sturdee Avenue (corner Jellicoe Ave) Rosebank - Johannesburg 011 252 3300 info@clicohotel.com www.clicohotel.com

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With this in mind, the big five website has a comprehensive booking feature in place, helping visitors to plan their trip to South Africa, from flights and accommodation to big five viewing options. A detailed map provides information on the parks where the big five can be found. At the end of the day, the big five website is a virtual tour, one demanding to be turned into a reality.

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It’s Business Unusual at The Maslow - an oasis of luxury in the heart of Sandton’s financial district

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t The Maslow, we believe in the power of the meeting. It’s where connections are made

and where conversations are started. That’s why no effort has been spared to ensure that every business occasion at Sun International’s new,

for larger gatherings. The ballroom can

by incorporating essential brain food such

For added convenience, complimentary

accommodate up to 400 people seated

as goji-berries, proteins, and innovative

shuttles to and from the Sandton Gautrain

ballroom style, and up to 600 people

combinations of fresh fruit and vegetables.

station and the iconic Sandton City

seated cinema style.

Meeting rooms also open out onto the

shopping centre are available to all guests.

peaceful garden for a refreshing change of And, because we know that staying in

scenery or an opportunity for alternative

touch is essential, all guests of The Maslow

breakaway sessions.

enjoy complimentary access to uncapped

when getting to and from the airport. Guests in transit can while away a few

high speed internet for the duration of

When all of the meetings for the day are

a guaranteed success from concept

their stay, while the recently launched

done, there is plenty of opportunity to relax

hours in the comfortable Wayfarer Lounge

to completion.

Maslow app also provides guests and

and rejuvenate away from the hustle and

while reading the complimentary daily

visitors access to all hotel facilities on their

bustle of the city. Guests can unwind at

newspapers, or filling up on a selection of

mobile device.

the vibey Lacuna Bar, recently voted one

complimentary teas, coffee, muffins and

of the country’s top cocktail bars, or enjoy

fresh fruit. There is also a rejuvenating

strategise and plan, a place to bring teams

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so no guest needs to worry about traffic

281-room specialist business hotel is

Whether it’s a place to meet, greet,

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Shuttles run every half an hour on the hour

together, or simply a place to find some

Every detail to ensure the best possible

a meal at the eclectic Lacuna Bistro before

peace in between appointments, it can all

rain forest shower, fresh clean towels and

experience has been considered. Culinary

retiring to a luxuriously finished room for a

be accommodated in style at The Maslow,

needs can be taken care of at any time

well-deserved nights slumber.

luxurious bathroom amenities where one

situated right in the heart of the business

thanks to the all-inclusive banqueting

district of Sandton.

packages which include a full buffet

The extensive leisure facilities on offer also

can wash away fatigue after a long trip, or freshen up before a late flight.

breakfast, a selection of gourmet lunches,

include a heated pool set in the tranquil

Twelve state-of-the-art meeting rooms are

tea, coffee and unlimited drinks throughout

gardens and the beautiful on-site spa

the ideal venue for business meetings and

the day.

which has specifically tailored corporate

a glimpse into the future of the corporate

smaller conferences, while the beautifully

Even the menus are designed to keep the

packages – ideal for curing jet lag or a stiff

world, make sure The Maslow is the venue

appointed multidivisional ballroom offers

energy levels up. Delicious, healthy meals

body after a long flight.

for your next business meeting or event.

a range of seating and catering options

keep minds stimulated throughout the day

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YOU HAVE TO WORK. BUT NOW YOU’LL ALSO WANT TO. Sun International’s new business hotel, The Maslow, not only provides you with what you should expect from accommodation for professionals, it promises a look into the future of the corporate world. Creating an environment in which ideas can be both conceptualised and realised. With an unparalleled 12 seminar rooms, The Maslow includes two comprehensive, all-inclusive business offerings. The Full Day Maslow Experience offers a continental breakfast, all day beverages, buffet lunch and tea and coffee, for R700 per person. For R850 per person, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast, all day beverages, buffet lunch, tea and coffee and after session drinks. Additionally, an hourly seminar offering caters for up to six people for R700, including tea and coffee for guests.

T HE M I ND’ S P REOCCUPATION RELIES ON TH E BODY ’S LOC ATION THE MASLOW HOTEL Corner Grayston Drive & Rivonia Road, Sandton, South Africa Telephone: +27 10 226 4600 maslow@suninternational.com www.suninternational.com/maslow


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LEADING GUEST HOUSES AND B&BS 19 Alexandra 19 Alexandra Avenue, Craighall Johannesburg +27 (0) 11 501 4440 www.19alexandra.co.za

with comfort in mind to make your stay that much more memorable. Melville is a historical suburb full of old-world charm and character. We are within safe walking distance to cafes, restaurants and quirky shops.

THE ASHFORD GUESTHOUSE 16 Ashford Road Parkwood, Johannesburg +27 11 788 9055 www.theashford.co.za Nestled in the quiet tree-lined suburb of Parkwood in Johannesburg, is a fresh and sparkling new addition to the business bed and breakfast market. Conceived by Megan Prawde, a travel agent for many years and now running her own travel agency from the guesthouse, The Ashford offers guests a welcome reprise from busy office dialogue, the stress of the boardroom, and the hustle and bustle of airports.

OWLS LOFT 15 Murray Street Waverley + 27 11 885-2189 www.owlsloft.co.za

Warm, quiet, relaxed and tranquil is the best way to describe our luxurious Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering Cottages located in the leafy suburb of Craighall just a minute away from the hubbub of Sandton. Offering you all the comforts of home and a lot more, our luxurious Suites and Cottages were professionally designed and laid out in such a way that you’ll never want to leave.

Where unforgettable service meets modern convenience

- 20 Versatile conference venues - 120 Contemporary bedrooms - A variety of flexible conference and event packages are available

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ACORN ON 8TH 12 Eighth Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg, Gauteng +27 11 788 6066 www.acorns.co.za We’re naturally biased, but honestly believe our accommodation is something special - so special in fact, that our apartment, with its peaceful, modern interior, was used as the location for a recent TV commercial for MTN - one of South Africa’s major cellular network providers. Come and spend a night with us, or let us provide you a long-term stay in one of our three comfortable and stylishly furnished self-contained units, each with their own private entrances.

MELVILLE MANOR BED AND BREAKFAST 80 2nd Avenue Melville, Johannesburg +27 11 726 8765 / +27 11 482 2669 www.melvillemanor.co.za Melville Manor is a beautifully restored 3 star Bed and Breakfast with seven suites. Conveniently located close to the heart of Johannesburg’s city centre and designed LEADING VENUES / www.gohello.co.za

Owl’s Loft Guest House is situated in the Jacaranda tree lined Streets of Johannesburg’s Northern Suburb of Waverley, in the grounds of a beautiful, quiet and well established garden with swimming pool. Whilst away from the hustle and bustle of the busy metropolis’ of Johannesburg and Sandton, it is near enough to enjoy the facilities available in Africa’s “world class” city.

DE PINNA’S EXEC GUESTHOUSE No 3 Gregory Avenue Melrose North Johannesburg +27 11 447 – 3081 Not only is Michael a respected and sought-after entertainer; many are fast recognising the natural flair that Michael has for genuine hospitality and fabulous décor. de Pinna’s is an exquisite executive guest house located on Michael de Pinna’s residential property in an upmarket suburb of Johannesburg North, Gauteng.

LEIGHWOOD LODGE GUESTHOUSE 41 - 2nd Ave, Parktown North, Johannesburg +27 (0)11 788 9311 www.leighwoodlodge.co.za Leighwood Lodge Guesthouse opened its doors to the public in December 2009 after the owners, Sam and Leigh Eastwood, realised the need to provide the travelweary, discerning guest with personal attention. Nestled in the tranquil suburb of Parktown North in Johannesburg, Leighwood Lodge is just minutes away from Hyde Park Shopping Centre, and the Rosebank and Sandton business districts, with easy access from the M1 Motorway.


n level 12 of the Sinosteel Plaza. Spaze is a contemo i porary, upmarket and unique conferencing event t centre a that offers a panoramic view in one of the c o L most iconic skyscrapers in Sandton CBD. Situated in the heart of Sandton CBD, located on

Our in-house catering service is run by Gwefey Asian Cuisine, which is the best Asian fusion restaurant in the country, providing anything from finger snacks to tailor-made menus. Offering traditional dishes from all across Asia – from Beijing to Shanghai to Thailand – SPAZE has created a sensual trip through the Eastern continent via the palate. Combining our trendy and luxurious setting with exotic Asian cuisine and pairing these with professional waiters and outstaning chefs, SPAZE is bound to satisfy your every gastronomic whim. Not only will the exotic, oriental smells entice your olfactory senses, but your

Situated in the heart of Sandton CBD, located on level 12 of the Sinosteel Plaza. Spaze is a contemporary, upmarket and unique conferencing event centre that offers a panoramic view in one of the most iconic skyscrapers in Sandton CBD. All rooms are fully furnished with luxury fittings and furniture and are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology, not to forget the magnificent views of the Northern areas. Rooms and Facilities with 10 various sized boardrooms and an expandable auditorium. Our views make all conferences, training sessions or meetings an enjoyable and unforgettable experience. Ample and secure parking is free for all delegates.

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The Birchwood Hotel & Or Tambo Conference Centre

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ith over 15 years of success in hospitality, The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre has a location that is hard to beat, being only 7km from OR Tambo International Airport. Boasting 665 accommodation rooms, over 60 on-site venues and capacities ranging from 2 to 3000 delegates, there is really no reason to look elsewhere. With a range of both indoor and outdoor facilities, your vision is easily accessible and their team invites you to let them do the hard work. Whether you require an advanced convention centre, a small boardroom, a unique sand-filled Boma or all of the above, everything is available on one property. Birchwood also offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from OR Tambo and the East Rand Mall which you can take advantage of after enjoying a free coffee or tea in their comfortable Airport Lounge.

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dining and leisure options. The awardwinning Local Grill is the perfect choice for the discerning diner and offers a wide choice of great options ideal for any guest. For quicker and lighter meals, the Tazza Caffé & Wine Bar offers pizza, pasta and more as well as the freshest coffee on the East Rand. Relax and enjoy your meal while gazing at the superb view of the planes heading over to the runway. The Hi-Flyerz Aviation Bar & Nightclub offers guests the best of both worlds. Whether it is a quiet cocktail after the conference or a wild night-out, this venue caters for both. The recent addition of Mangwanani African Day Spa has simply completed the package for the modern traveller. Their range of soothing options will leave you feeling calm and stress-free as you get ready for the following day ahead. After your treatment, make sure you cool off in the pool nestled in Birchwood’s picturesque gardens allowing perfect tranquility. For those looking to “tie the knot”, ask about their on-site chapel, variety of banquet

Birchwood Hotel 011 897 0000 quotes@birchwoodhotel.co.za www.birchwoodhotel.co.za

venues, range of menus and packages as well as dedicated wedding coordinator catering to your every need. Birchwood certainly ensures that your “special day” is exactly what is should be. Soweto Hotel In 2011, Birchwood acquired a sister hotel in the form of The Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre. Located in the heart of Kliptown and overlooking the organized chaos of the township itself, this is an experience not to be missed. Broaden your horizons by taking advantage of their 48 luxury rooms (which include 2 presidential suites) and be spoilt by their truly unique Sowetan hospitality. Enter their beautiful reception area and admire the many additions from the late Alf Khumalo or indulge in a hearty meal at the Jazz Maniacs Restaurant. Offering a 50 seater conference venue as well as 2 boardrooms, this venue really gives you a conferencing experience with a difference. Enquire about their exclusive

packages, which offer visitors a multitude of options ranging from educational tours to quad-biking through Vilakazi Street as you are welcomed and embraced by a community thankful for your visit. Finally, no Soweto visit would be complete without a trip to the local shebeen as well. Soweto Hotel also offers the perfect place to rest after a concert or sporting event and has various packages to ensure that you need not worry about the logistics at all. Packages include food, transport and more! The partnership of the Birchwood and Soweto Hotel has only strengthened 2 strong products and the growth continues daily. Their variety in terms of offering and range of services unique to their respective properties are simply complimented by the consistently friendly, efficient and flexible staff available at both. Begin planning your event and call either one of these two rare products to get your venue or accommodation booked today.

Soweto Hotel 011 527 7300 reservations@sowetohotel.co.za www.sowetohotel.co.za LEADING VENUES / www.gohello.co.za


60 On-site Venues

665 Accommodation Rooms

Themed Events

Award-Winning Dining

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The Saint George Hotel

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he Saint George Hotel is a gateway to rest and relaxation in true Mediterranean style. Situated twenty minutes from O.R. Tambo International Airport and ten minutes from the Centurion Gautrain stop. The hotel is secluded with its lush green gardens contrast the white classical Greek influenced buildings. Whether attending a conference or

banquet, the Saint George Hotel is your kingdom of rest or pleasure. The hotel boasts 260 rooms, airconditioned with full amenities accommodating either single or sharing up to 600 delegates. The Saint George Hotel has 30 multi functional conference venues, which can accommodate small groups of delegates through to venues that comfortably seat 1500 delegates. We have multiple breakaway rooms.

Our conference packages include tea and coffee breaks and a buffet lunch. Our dedication to service excellence and our outstanding team will make your conference an unforgettable experience. All necessary equipment required for your conference is available at the hotel. All conference venues are equipped with Wi-Fi. The Saint George Hotel for over twenty years has been well known for outstanding quality cuisine and wide variety of tastes.

The Saint George Hotel

The Saint George function venues Rooms 8 Delegates 60-2000

The Saint George chapels Chapels 2 The Saint George Hotel’s dedication to service excellence and their outstanding team will make your wedding an unforgettable success.

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Our facilities can cater for up to 3000 delegates The hotel also has 8 function venues that cater from 60 delegates to over a 1000 delegates. We coordinate and customise your function to your needs. We’ve hosted an array of functions from gala evenings for the state president, corporate functions, cocktail parties, award evenings and wedding receptions.

For over 20 years, The Saint George Hotel has been well known for outstanding quality cuisine and wide variety of tastes. Our facilities can cater for up to 3000 delegates.

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58 Goede Hoop Road on M57 Doornkloof Est Rietvleidam (011) 316 1254 info@stgeorge.co.za •www.stgeorgehotel.co.za www.facebook.com/stghotel LEADING VENUES / www.gohello.co.za

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A Mediterranean Oasis in the Heart of Africa

The estate is a Mediterranean-style complex, ideally situated 20 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, 10 minutes from Centurion Gautrain Station and the city of Pretoria. Magnificent, lush gardens surround statuesque buildings with elegant arches and plush marble. The exquisite reception areas, extensive patios, luxurious bedrooms and memorable cuisine make the Saint George Hotel a unique experience. Our conference and function facilities have made us an up market venue able to cater for your need. Executive Suites - Luxury Rooms - Standard Rooms - Accommodation for upto 600 guests Exhibition Areas - 32 Conference Rooms Multi Conferencing Facilities Wedding Venues - Two Chapels - Ample Parking

Telephone (011) 316 1254 - Fax (011) 316 5541/2 E-mail: info@stgeorge.co.za Website: www.stgeorgehotel.co.za - Find us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/stghotel 58 Doornkloof, Goede Hoop Avenue, M57, Rietvleidam


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leading restaurants

while delivering fresh, sophisticated and indulgent meals, in conjunction with quality service.

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MAXIMILLIEN

Shop 5A , Illovo Square

Legacy Corner Mall, Retail Level 4, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 011 292 7111 www.maximillien.co.za

3 Rivonia Road, Illovo 011 268 5019 www.tetamari.co.za info@tetamari.co.za

Shimmering skyscrapers gaze upon the sprawling upmarket metropolis of Sandton. It is in the heart of this bustling centre of commerce and luxury that classic Mediterranean dining and chic South African flair converge to revolutionise the art of dining. Maximillien dishes up an exquisite epicurean experience in the comfort of a stylish yet welcoming ambience. A convivial atmosphere warm lighting and contemporary meets classic aesthetic welcomes diners at the door and is beautifully compleimented by an ethic of providing a high-quality dining service to accompany fine quality food.

Harpers

Inside Stuttafords, Eastgate +27 11 616 4511

Harpers is an upmarket restaurant coffee shop in which one can relax on comfortable chairs and listen to soothing, carefully chosen music. The restaurant/coffee shop has great food options and its restaurant scene is fantastic. The food is rustic and simple but extremely tasty and delicious.

PARC FERMé 8 Maude Street, Sandton 011 245 4846 www.parcferme.co.za In the beautiful city of Sandton, Parc Fermé offers a chic yet traditional way of experiencing exquisite French cuisine any day of the week. With its contrasting grey, black and white décor and its mixture of exotic fabrics and textiles, Parc Fermé won’t disappoint the eye. Guests can relax and take in the breathtaking furnishings and look onto the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life. The team at Parc Fermé prides themselves in taking care of guests

Chief’s Boma Teta Mari Deli Restaurant is a unique experience with an American & authentic Middle Eastern fusion style cuisine.The restaurant is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pmThey also cater for outside functions and the venue is available for hire, for any type of function or party.

News café sandton Shop 5, 24 Central Cntr, Cnr Gwen Lane & Fredman Drive, Sanddown, Sandton +27 11 883 4370 newscafesandton@gmail.com News Cafe offers and facilitates a premium entertainment experience for its aspirational customer base by efficiently serving world class food offerings and premier beverage choices in an atmosphere that is contemporary, vibrant and relevant.

Gwefey Asian Cuisine Corner West Road & Lower Road, Morningside, Sandton +27 11 784 2283 www.gwefey.co.za Gwefey Restaurant is trendy, voguish and ambient hotspot situated in the stylish World Trade Center in Sandton. Gwefey is an authentic Asian restaurant with a beautiful panoramic view. Offering traditional dishes from all across Asia – from Beijing to Shanghai to Thailand

COACHMANS INN 29 Peter Place, Lyme Park, Sandton +27 11 706 7269 www.coachmansinn.co.za

The Coachman’s Inn is contained in a proud rustic, rural Tudor-beamed building a faithful place of an English counterpart.

Chief’s Boma @ The Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre +27 11 840 6600 www.chiefsboma.co.za Enjoy a traditional African cuisine buffet including game meats and hints of Afrikaaner cuisine, while listening to a live Marimba Band and enjoying the sights of our bird life roosting in our very own “watering hole”. This restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily.

MyTHOS Cnr Van der Linde and Smith Street Bedfordview 011 615-2271 www.mythos.co.za Mythos captures the idyllic simplicity and warmth of the Greek islands. Mythos is a contemporary Greek restaurant with a décor and ambience that is stylishly elegant, but also appealing to those who enjoy a quiet romantic setting for two. Floors to ceiling concertina doors slide back to ensure an excellent indorr-outdoor flow and there are plenty of outside tables with smart umbrellas for al fresco dining. The menu is a superb exploration of authentic Greek cuisine. You can enjoy a variety of Meze, or traditional cooked meals such as Kleffiko and Mousaka, or meat, fish and seafood dishes, as mouth-watering alternatives.

Parea 3 Corlett Drive, Illovo +27 11 788 8777 www.parea.co.za Parea Greek Taverna, prides itself with 18 years of experience in Greek cuisine, sure to please your palette, with mouthwatering dishes. It is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed meal with things heating up after 9:30 pm on friday and Saturday

evening, with belly dancing, greek dnacers and breaking of plates, adding to your true Greek experience!

Bombay Blues Shop no.6, Stanard Bank Building Corner Typrwhitt and Cradock Avenue, Rosebank +27 11 447 3210 Indian cuisine is so unique and particular about its ingredients that the flavor is always distinct and authentic. Bombay Blues Restaurant follows this taste adventure, as there is great importance as to every ingredient used and chosen for each dish.

HARD ROCK CAFÉ Nelson Mandela Square Sandton, Johannesburg 011 440 0864 Revealing the heartbeat of Jozi, the brand new, Hard Rock Café. Hitting the Joburg social scene in November, the Hard Rock café promises an experience where one can relish in the delicious foods, delight in the buzz of Sandton City, marvel at the decor and design and have fun while doing so.

Higher Ground St. Stithians College Property 40 Peter Place Randburg, Johannesburg 011 024 3433 www.highergroundrestaurant.com Higher ground restaurant is the ideal location. Located on the beautiful grounds of St. Stithians College, the Higher Ground Restaurant has the best views in Jozi. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are on offer, on either one of the beautiful decks, the terrace area or inside the deli.

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focused on executives, geared for comfort and sophisticated style, and also offers French Provincial Rooms geared for the ultimate executive providing luxury, sophistication and comfort. The Cedars Pub & Restaurant is located separately in the lush gardens on the property, overlooking the swimming pool, and offers a full English breakfast with à la carte and buffet menus served at lunch and dinner, either in the restaurant or on the terrace overlooking the pool. The pub is integrated with the restaurant and an open fireplace sets the mood in winter creating a wonderful ambiance. Conference & event facilities offers eight multifunctional conference rooms, and can accommodate seating configurations for between 10 and 700 delegates, offering excellent facilities and flexibility to suit all requirements. The most up-to-date AV and conferencing equipment is available. Hi-tech AV systems can be arranged on request. A swimming pool is available for recreational purposes and Teambuilding can be arranged.

A stay at Cedar Park Hotel and & Conference Centre is an invitation to become family, Whether you are travelling on business or leisure, you are guaranteed to find this hotel, run on a family style basis, to suit all your requirements. From the time you arrive at Reception the welcome is warm and friendly, just like family! Each member of staff is forthcoming and smiling. Happy Staff is what we believe makes Happy Guests! The Gardens are particularly lush with wide open Grass areas for Team Building or just relaxing. The many colourful flower beds, fountains and features are quite picturesque. This garden environment is relaxing after a busy day and is a unique feature of a Hotel in Sandton. Sitting on the Restaurant Terrace overlooking these tranquil gardens and Pool whilst sipping a cocktail is magic as the sun goes down! A superb venue for conferencing, training programmes, weddings and special functions, with accommodation where required in airconditioned, well-appointed refurbished guest rooms. This 3 star hotel truly offers “Country Comfort in Sophisticated Sandton”

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Leading Conference and Exhibition Centres La Campana Conference 12 High Rd, Pomona 011 963 1377 www.lacampana.co.za Close to most major highways and a ten minute drive from OR Tambo International Airport, this comfortable, homely lapa easily caters for and up to 140 guests whilst the weekend restaurant can cater for up to 60 guests. The elegantly furnished accommodation creates a peaceful setting, which ensures a pleasant stay after dinner in our well known Restaurant followed by a country breakfast. La Campana offers 6 double suites (Villa Rooms ) which all have ensuite bathrooms and is built around a jacuzzi lapa area.

Midrand conference centre 661 Pendulum Road, Halfway House ,Ext 12 Midrand 011 315 8326 info@midrandconferencecentre.co.za www.midrandconferencecentre.co.za 10 years ago we opened our doors to a quaint 5 conference room venue offering a personal service. Today and with gratitude to our clients, we have expanded into a large Conference, Computer Training, Team Building, Function and Wedding Village which includes 7 x 4 star Guest Houses in an exquisite 7 acre garden setting opposite Gallagher Estate. Indoor, outdoor conferences, meetings, team building or computer training, our village has the right venue and equipment for you

CABANGA CONFERENCE CENTRE 252a Montrose Ave, North Riding,

Randburg 011 794 1251 www.cabanga.co.za Set amid beautiful indigenous gardens only 20 minutes from Sandton City, Cabanga is a multi-award winning conference facility and function venue that hosts top class events – every time. Whether you’re planning a conference or a function, we’ll make sure your event remains memorable long after it’s finished.

SUMMER PLACE 69 Melville Road, Hyde Park, Sandton 011 447 9744 info@summerplacesa.com www.summerplacesa.com Conveniently situated, five minutes from Sandton City, Summer Place, is fast becoming the choice of blue chip companies looking for an executive business venue that is as elegant, flexible and versatile as it is efficient. Within its park-like grounds, with its meticulously manicured lawns and breathtaking pool area, the eyes of the world have been focused on Summer Place, which was home to the Soccer World Cup 2006 bid committee and the 2003 Cricket World Cup Committee.

SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE Maude Street, Sandton 011 779 0000 scc.info@tsogosun.com www.saconvention.co.za Sandton Convention Centre is Southern Africa’s leading and most prestigious, multi-purpose exhibition and convention centre. Situated in northern Johannesburg, in the heart of Sandton’s business, hotel and entertainment district, Sandton Convention Centre offers easy access to over 5 000 hotel rooms, is adjacent to the country’s top shopping and entertainment complexes and provides nearly 11 000 secure parking bays.

GALLAGHER CONVENTION CENTRE 19 Richards Drive Midrand Johannesburg Gauteng +27 11 266 3000 +27 11 266 3205 www.gallagher.co.za Gallagher Convention Centre is one of Africa’s largest conference and exhibition venues. Located in Midrand, between Pretoria and Johannesburg, Gallagher is conveniently positioned in the business hub of Gauteng. Surrounded by beautiful gardens sprawling over a 30-hectare property, visitors to Gallagher can enjoy the English Rose Gardens, the wooden Koi Deck, the Gazebo or the Wine Garden Restaurant.

JOHANNESBURG EXPO CENTRE Cnr, Rand Show and Nasrec roads, Johannesburg +27 11 494 1920 www.expocentrejhb.co.za Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) - South Africa’s largest purpose-built exhibition, convention and events venue - is one of Johannesburg’s best known landmarks. Home to South Africa’s oldest and most cherished consumer show, The Rand Show,

as well as other world-class trade shows and events such as Automechanika, Joburg Motor Show and Electra Mining, JEC is a proud leader and ambassador of its the industry. The Centre is owned by the UKbased Montgomery Group, black economic empowerment consortium, Imphandze Investments (led by Andrew Mthembu) and local entrepreneur, Raymond Burke.

THE COCA-COLA DOME Corner Northumberland Road and Olievenhout Avenue +27 11 794 5800 www.coca-coladome.co.za If it is a large venue that you plan on hosting, look no further than the Cocacola dome. With a huge space of 11,000 square meters arena to the luxury and private hospitality suites, you are bound to have an awesome time. Whether it be an end of year function, a concert or a product launch, The Coca Cola Dome is the premiere venue to do so.

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Cedar Park Hotel & Conference Centre is located in Woodmead in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg and is conveniently situated close to the central business district of Sandton. The Hotel is close to the M1 Johannesburg-Pretoria highway and on a direct route to the OR Tambo International Airport and close to Marlboro Gautrain. Running on a family style basis, proudly offering great service and superb value, and set in tranquil gardens, the Hotel offers a superb venue for conferencing, training programmes, weddings and special functions, with accommodation where required in air-conditioned townhouse styled apartments. Their 8 conference facilities can accommodate from 10 to 700 delegates and guests.

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he Western Cape is one of South Africa’s most beautiful and diverse provinces, taking in magnificent coastal areas such as the Garden Route, mountains, winelands and the semi-desert landscapes of the Little and Great Karoo. The jewel in the crown of this province is the city of Cape Town, recognised the world over for its iconic Table Mountain, and popular for its vibrant mix of culture and history. Among the most popular tourist attractions here are a visit to the top of the mountain, Robben Island and the Cape of Good Hope. The Western Cape is also home to the Cape winelands, including the world’s longest wine route, found along Route 62, a scenic tourist route that runs from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth (in the Eastern Cape), 850km up the east coast.

to Hermanus, a town famous for its whale watching. A trip up the West Coast will take you to quiet fishing villages such as Langebaan and Paternoster. Be sure to take the time to enjoy the flora along the way, in particular the West Coast National Park which is particularly popular in spring when the flowers are in season. Also up the West Coast is the dramatically beautiful Cederberg, an area of rocky mountains popular with climbers and campers and renowned for their rock art and rooibos (redbush) tea which comes from a plant indigenous to this area. For serious peace and quiet, head north to the Karoo, one of the most arid regions in the country. This sparsely populated, semi-desert area offers open space, fresh air and historical architecture. Outdoor enthusiasts are by no means left out when it comes to things to do in the Western Cape.

The Garden Route, from Cape Town to Knysna, passes through many a quirky town, complete with welcoming locals and fresh produce stalls. It gets its name from the stunning coastal forests, lakes and beaches found along the way.

Kite-surfing along the West Coast, shark cage diving in Gansbaai, sea kayaking in Simon’s Town, hiking along the Otter Trail and ostrich riding in Oudtshoorn are sure to keep the most ardent adrenalin junkies entertained.

Stop in at Swellendam, a town where the jailer once doubled as the postmaster, to experience Cape Dutch architecture at its best. Several hours south of Cape Town is the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. The journey to Cape Agulhas will take you through the scenic Overberg, along what is known as the Whale Coast. You could take a detour

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DESTINATIONS THAT ARE A MUST VISIT KIRSTENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDENS

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. +27(0)21 799 8783 www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch Kirstenboschinfo@sanbi.org.za

TWO OCEANS AQUARIUM

The southern tip of the African continent is the meeting place of two mighty and bountiful oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Two Oceans Aquarium on the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is ideally positioned to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in these two oceans. The Aquarium is one of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town and over 3000 living sea animals, including sharks, fishes, turtles and penguins can be seen in this spectacular underwater nature reserve. Dock Road, V&A Waterfront +27 (0)21 418 3823 www.aquarium.co.za aquarium@aquarium.co.za

THE ICE STATION

An Olympic sized ice surface (60m x 30m), housed in a world class facility was constructed at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World as a joint venture to build the arena with Sun International being the landlord and the CPISC the tenant, Cape Town in December 2000. Two skating disciplines and the public make use of the facilities at The Ice Station, including Ice Hockey & Figure Skating, with Figure Skating made up of synchronized skating, dance pairs and free skating. The Ice Station is also open to members of the public during scheduled sessions. A variety of shows, entertainment events and competitions, both national and international are also hosted there. Inside the Grand West Casino, 1 Vanguard Dr, Goodwood +27 21 535 2260 www.icerink.co.za

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Capital: Cape Town

• Language: 55.3% of the northern Cape inhabitants speak Afrikaans, 23.7% isiXhosa, 19.3% English • Population: approximately 5 223 900 • Population share: 10% of South African •

Area: 129 462 square kilometres

Land share: 10.6% of South Africa

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is home to the SALT telescope which is valued at $36-million.

Interesting Fact: The Indian and Atlantic oceans meet at Cape Point

• Cape Town was originally named by Bartolomeu Dias as the Cape of Storms. This was because of the terrible storms he had to endure on the East Coast of Cape Town. It was later renamed as the Cape of Good Hope,to please the king of Portugal. The change was made to give the impression that the cape provided hope for a sea route to the East. • Dr Christiaan Barnard,at Groote Schuur Hospital,Cape Town,performed the first human heart transplant in the world in 1967.

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Century City, Cape Town 021 525 3888 www.africanpridehotels.com reservations@crystaltowershotel. com Welcome to the latest enhancement to the Cape skyline - the magnificent African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa, where innovative, modern design meets timeless sophistication and luxury.

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Located in the heart of the Century City urban hub, African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa is settled beside a palm-lined canal, and boasts views that stretch out towards the majesty of Table Mountain. Welcome to One&Only Cape Town, a urban chic resort setting a whole new standard for South Africa hotels. Offering an unprecedented level of luxury and style to one of the world’s most fascinating cities, One&Only Cape Town will enchant your senses and renew your sense of self. One&Only Cape Town creates a welcoming atmosphere for all visitors. From their world-famous restaurants and beautiful bar to the extraordinary spa facilities, you are invited come and experience One&Only Cape Town, its warmth, hospitality and generosity as she was designed to be enjoyed

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African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel, Cape Town’s newest icon of style, is set in the upmarket suburb of Gardens at the foot of Table Mountain.

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Ambassador Hotel hhhh Bantry Bay, 34 Victoria Rd 021 439 6170 assistgm@ambssador.co.za www.ambssador.co.za There’s no escaping the beauty of one of the world’s favourite places… and the Ambassador Hotel, right on the rocks, is unique in this city of spectacular sights. Every day at the Ambassador Hotel brings a different magic of blue skies, balmy seas and cascading surf. Guests soak up the atmosphere of the ocean relaxing at the pool just metres away from the rocks, in the bar lounge overlooking the sea, or watching seagulls perched on bedroom window sills.

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Belmont Square Conference Centre hhh Rondebosch, Belmont Rd 021 685 2630 www.belmontsquare.co.za info@belmontaquare.co.za Belmont Square Conference Centre is a modern and elegant environment. Located in Cape Town and situated in Rondebosch close to Cape Town CBD, Cape Town International Airport and various golf courses and sports grounds. Separate restaurant on premises. Full catering service with menus tailored to suit, fully licensed.

It attracts attention like a magnet - intimate wildlife safaris, cool-off dips in natural rock pools, bare-it-all outdoor showers, and private luxury chalets. Aquila is a big 5 Game Reserve close to Cape Town. Situated under two hours drive from the city, it is the ultimate African safari getaway.

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Erinvale Estate Hotel hhhh Lourensford Rd, Somerset West 021 847 1160 www.erinvale.co.za marketing@erinvale.co.za Embraced by history, surrounded by the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains and neighbouring the magnificent Erinvale Golf Course, the Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa provides distinctive & captivating hospitality.

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Suitable for any business or private event, celebration or occasion including barmitzvahs. Belmont Square Conference Centre offers facilities from 4 to 400 delegates and has 10 separate venues available with ample secure parking and facilities for the physically challenged.

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Its heritage dates back to 1715 when a grant of land was given to Hermanus Bosman, the ‘sick comforter’ and assistant to the Reverend Simond. The original house grew along with the fortunes and needs of the Bosman family who called it home for nearly 200 years. The homestead was then renovated in the fashionable Victorian style in late 1876. The farm was bought and modernised by the Du Toit family in 1926 and, after a fire in 1953, it was rebuilt as a Victorian manor house. It was finally restored to its original Cape Dutch splendour after careful research in 1991 and transformed into a luxury hotel. In 1993, the fastidious restoration was acknowledged when the 23 hectare farm was granted national monument status. A stroll around the estate will reveal many treasures some of which are marked with a brass plaque, from ancient oak trees to the tiny chapel, which is one of the oldest buildings in South Africa.

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Embracing the harmony between the Earth, Sun and Sky. Asara Wine Estate and Hotel is nestled in the Polkadraai Hills of Stellenbosch. With its five star rating, this enchanting escape offers the very essence of relaxed comfort, set apart by its world-class hospitality ethos.

The hotel has 37 bedrooms, each with a picturesque view over the dam and vineyards. The estate is home to Raphael’s restaurant, offering a unique dining experience, as well as a ballroom, whisky and cigar bar, deli and wine tasting room to entertain and delight. The 180-hectare farm has a rich heritage of winemaking, dating back to 1691. Be inspired by the generosity of nature, our setting and passion for life.

Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa +27 (0)21 888 8000 | info@asara.co.za | www.asara.co.za

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Western Cape has to offer. Accommodation is exclusively limited to 48 spacious rooms, including 5 Junior Suites, the luxurious Royal Pool Suite with it’s own private swimming pool and the Presidential Suite. Most rooms and suites open out onto private patios overlooking lush vineyards, landscaped gardens and the majestic Helderberg Mountains of Stellenbosch.

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Nestled between the unspoiled natural beauty of the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain range in the Table Mountain National Park, and the Atlantic Ocean, the award-winning Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is part of the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Repeatedly voted as one of Cape Town’s best hotels, and a member of Leading Hotels of the World, this oasis 55 spaciously appointed guest rooms, 15 luxurious suites and Presidential Suite, each individually decorated; reflect a fresh, calming environment combining sophistication with simplicity, comfort and elegance.

Atlantic Suites Camps Bay hhhhh 30 Hely Hutchinson Ave, Camps Bay 021 438 9455 www.atlanticsuites-campsbay.com This exclusive guesthouse - accommodating just eight guests - is like an auditorium for showstopper views of the seemingly infinite Atlantic Ocean that spreads out below. Although there’s a cosy, contemporary lounge with book and decorative detail, the breakfast room above is entirely empty of excess, with Starck’s Louise Ghost Chairs floating like real ghosts in the blue landscape of sea and sky.

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k THE GOLDEN VALLEY CASINO hhh Between Brandwag and Roux Roads Worcester, Western Cape +27 23 348 7200 www.suninternational.com goldenvalleyinfo@suninternational.com The picturesque Breede River Valley in Worcester is home to the Golden Valley Casino. It’s an intimate venue that’s both warm and inviting, offering exceptional personal service and a friendly experience for all. You can expect a home-away-fromhome feeling in an intimate environment, surrounded by captivating mountains and natural fynbos. There are a great number of enjoyable activities to partake in, spending time in the Golden Valley Casino being one of the most popular. In addition to that there’s live entertainment every weekend, fabulous eating experiences and an inviting swimming pool to while away the time by. Our venue is 100% family friendly, and we encourage kids to come and enjoy the fun activities we have planned at Harry’s Corner. The rooms at Golden Valley Lodge are both comfortable and stylish, offering guests a relaxing stay just an hour out of the hub of Cape Town. Your stay will be one to remember, filled with all the necessary pieces that combine to form the ultimate holiday. In our bid to add the golden touch to everything we do, we strive to support the local communities and markets by making use of their services and donating to local charities where possible. Over 80% of our employees are locals, which is something we’re really proud of.

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TABLE BAY HOTEL hhhhh Quay 6 Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Cape Town +27 21 406 5000 www.suninternational.com tbhres@suninternational.com The Table Bay Hotel is the ultimate in 5 star luxury accommodation when looking for

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Cape Town hotels. This sophisticated Sun International property was opened in May 1997 by none other than iconic former South African president, Nelson Mandela. One of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town is set on the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, close to Sea Point, Newlands, Green Point and the City Centre. This luxury Cape Town hotel has been created, not only as a tribute to the world-famous bay, but also to set its own standards in international service, cuisine and luxury. Location is everything and the Table Bay Hotel is perfectly situated to take full advantage of Cape Town’s most incredible sights and settings. Conveniently positioned against the stunning backdrop of the working harbour, Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, the Table Bay Hotel is in good proximity to the airport as well as Cape Town’s best tourist attractions. The Table Bay Hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to our in-house guests. Our map includes collection and drop off points as well as the times the shuttle service will be in operation. Kindly enquire at our Guest Services desk for any updates on the service operating times before leaving the hotel. We have highlighted the top places to visit in Cape Town along the designated route to ensure the perfect holiday in Cape Town.

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Nestled in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, the Estate proudly presents luxury accommodation in The Owner’s Cottage or the new La Provençale. Enjoy a variety of award-winning wines and educational tastings in The Tasting Room, exquisite cuisine in The Restaurant or in the private setting of The Jonkershuis. Journey through The Gallery showcasing contemporary art with designer objets d’art found in The Shop. Grande Provence is ideal as a bespoke wedding venue and The Cathedral is perfect for boutique conferencing.

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leading hotel bars THE TWANKEY BAR @ THE TAJ HOTEL Corner Wale Street & St Georges, Cape Town 021 819 2000 www.tajcapetown.co.za res.capetown@tajcapetown.co.za Housed in the old Temple Chambers of the former BOE Building on the corner of Wale & Adderley Streets, and adjacent to Parliament and the Company Gardens, The Twankey Bar is in indeed a rare find in this historic part of the city. Whilst honouring its reputation for serving a selection of the finest West Coast and Namibian oysters (shucked to order!), the new Twankey menu reflects the revised summer opening hours, with freshly baked croissants, pastries, fresh fruit, yoghurt and muesli served between 8 and 11am along with a range of Barista coffee’s available throughout the day and evening from a blend specially created by TRUTH Artisan roastery.

VISTA BAR & LOUNGE @ ONE & ONLY CAPE TOWN Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town 021 431 5888

www.oneandonlycapetown.com reservations@oneandonlycapetown. com Laidback Cool or High Energy in the heart of Cape Town! Situated in the centre of the lobby, within the very heart of the resort, is Vista Bar & Lounge. As its name suggests, incredible panoramic views of Table Mountain are enjoyed through a floor-to-ceiling wall of glass. Here, guests may gather to enjoy all-day dining, a spectacular Afternoon Tea, and evenings filled with music and an electric vibe.

RUBY BAR @ AFRICAN PRIDE CRYSTAL TOWERS HOTEL & SPA Corner Century Boulevard and Rialto Road, Century City, Cape Town 021 525 3888 www.crystaltowershotel.com reservations@crystaltowershotel.com A hidden gem, our double-volume Ruby Bar represents a benchmark of South African interior design with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Indulge in complimentary bar hors d’oeuvres and our extensive collection of imported champagnes and single malt whiskeys while you catch up with friends and colleagues.

The Ruby Bar has two private lounges dedicated to the far-reaching travels of Kingsley Holgate and star-studded career path of David Kramer.

SANSIBAR @ ASARA WINE ESTATE & HOTEL Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch 021 888 8000 info@asara.co.za www.asara.co.za With comfy leather couches, sweeping views and a very well stocked bar, our Whisky and Cigar Lounge is an inviting option for a meal, a drink or a place to sit back, relax and catch the sunset. If you can’t find what you’re looking for from our 9 different cigar brands and 49 ranges of whiskies, there’s always our inventive winebased cocktails or our wholesome and hearty pub fare to keep you happy.

PAPARAZZI COCKTAIL BAR @ PEPPER CLUB HOTEL & SPA Corner Loop and Pepper Street, Cape Town 021 812 8888 www.pepperclub.co.za info@pepperclub.co.za Influenced by some of New York’s most stylish after-hour haunts, the bar combines international elegance with a uniquely South African feel. The bar features the best of international

and local drinks and is the ideal place to mingle with the hotel’s guests and locals alike.

BASCULE BAR @ CAPE GRACE West Quay Road Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town 021 410 7100 www.capegrace.com info@capegrace.com

On the water’s edge of the international yacht marina on Cape Town’s Waterfront, Bascule is the perfect setting to take in the sights and sounds of the busy Waterfront surrounds. There are over 500 whiskies from around the world and an impressive selection of the finest Cape wines on offer. By day Bascule Bar is a lively and vibrant destination, to enjoy a cappuccino or light lunch. By night, the space is transformed into a glamorous Whisky, Wine and Cocktail Bar, where connoisseurs and social butterflies gather in equal measure to enjoy a slice of Cape Town’s social life.

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The Two Oceans Aquarium provides a dramatic backdrop against which to host a function or conference. A number of venues with flexible seating capacities are available. Hosting your event at the Two Oceans Aquarium will create a unique and memorable experience for you and your guests. Please contact us to discuss your tailor-made package.

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leading conference & exhibition centres CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town 021 410 5000 www.cticc.co.za info@cticc.co.za - La Bella Vita Wine Estate, Simonsvlei Road, Paarl -

Flanked by the majestic Simonsberg Mountains in the picturesque Franschhoek valley, this stunning property is located on a working wine estate. The hotel has it all; luxurious accommodation, award winning Spa, and stunning facilities to host events.

The CTICC is so much more than just another convention centre. Set in the heart of the Cape Town city centre, the CTICC is a place where people from all walks of life are brought together, a tangible demonstration of the power of partnership, and an excellent example of the success that can be achieved when public and private enterprises work together towards shared goals.

GRANDWEST CASINO & ENTERTAINMENT WORLD 1 Vanguard Drive Goodwood, Cape Town 021 505 7413 www.suninternational.com/grandwest banquetinggw@za.suninternational.com

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When looking for suitable conference venues in Cape Town, consider GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World with their selection of sophisticated and fullyequipped Cape Town conference venues. All conference venues at GrandWest in Cape Town boast state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, on-site catering, ample accommodation, secure parking, a wide variety of restaurants and bars and more to make sure your conference runs smoothly and efficiently. Corporate events other than conferences, such as training and team building, can also be hosted at GrandWest’s entertainment venues.

LUXURIOUS SPA RETREATS Experience the essence of indulgence with on-site services including massages, beauty treatments and spa packages available from Sun International’s facilities.

THE PAVILION CONFERENCE CENTRE

021 657 4500 www.vineyard.co.za hotel@vineyard.co.za The Vineyard Hotel & Spa Conference Centre is situated in 6 acres of beautiful gardens. This dedicated 2 storey centre is one of the finest venues in the Cape. For two years running it was voted “the Best Conference Centre” by top conference organizers. It is the perfect setting for conferences, weddings, exhibitions, product launches and other special occasions. The conference rooms are bathed in natural light with stunning views of Table Mountain and the gardens. Each floor can each accommodate up to 280 guests and can be converted into three smaller rooms by high tech sound proof sliding panels. These rooms may function simultaneously or independently. The Conference Centre is equipped with state-of–the-art equipment, the latest in audio visual equipment and has hotspots in all public areas. Free and secure parking is available.

BELMONT SQUARE CONFERENCE CENTRE Belmont Square, Belmont Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town 021 685 2625 www.belmontsquare.co.za info@belmontsquare.co.za Belmont Square Conference Centre is a modern and elegant environment. Located in Cape Town and situated in Rondebosch close to Cape Town CBD, Cape Town International Airport and various golf courses and sports grounds. Full catering service with menu’s tailored to suit your needs. Suitable for any business or private event, celebration or occasion. Belmont Square Conference Centre offers facilities from 4 to 400 delegates and has 10 separate venues available with ample secure parking and facilities for the physically challenged.

SPIER CONFERENCE CENTRE R310 Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 0 21 809 1100 www.spier.co.za conference@spier.co.za

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Clocktower Centre, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town 021 419 7661 www.thepavilion.co.za info@thepavilion.co.za

The Boardwalk: +27 41 507 7777 | The Golden Valley Casino: +27 23 348 7200 The Table Bay Hotel: +27 21 406 5000 | GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World: +27 21 505 7777 For more information go to www.suninternational.com

With the magnificent Table Mountain in the background and it’s expansive views over Table Bay and the Waterfront, The Pavilion Conference Centre offers a glorious setting for business and private events. The Pavilion is conveniently located within Cape Town’s expansive and internationally famous Waterfront, overlooking Cape Town’s harbour, twenty minutes from Cape Town’s International Airport and only five minutes from the Cape Town City Centre.

THE VINEYARD HOTEL & SPA CONFERENCE CENTRE Colinton Road, Newlands

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here can you go to see and smell the beauty of South Africa, buy gorgeous textiles and foods, marvel at a gracious destination and discover a town, which ticks all the right boxes? There is only one place and that place is Paarl. Paarl is a mere 45 minutes from Cape Town and within close proximity of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Wellington, Swartland and other Cape Winelands destinations. With easy access of the N1, this historical wine route is the gateway to the Cape Winelands. The Paarl Tourism board summarizes it perfectly: Paarl offers historical charm, culture, architectural heritage, wine and fruit farms, breathtaking scenery and many cycling and nature trails. The magnificent countryside, good wines and friendly people welcome you to a town where a feeling of tranquility still transcends modern day living. Paarl offers a variety of accommodation from guesthouses, B&Bs, self-catering and hotels. Paarl is the Commercial Heart of the Cape Winelands district, its beauty lies at the foot of the Paarl mountain in the Berg River Valley, facing the majestic Klein Drakenstein Mountains. And the ideal location showcasing these marvelous views is The Santé Hotel & Spa. The Orion group continues its rapid growth and expands into the Cape with the addition of the luxury Santé Hotel.

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– the luxury Santé Hotel, and Spa in the Cape Winelands. Group Ceo and founder, Franz Gmeiner states that “the property is a significant addition for the group not only because it allows it to tap into the affluent Western Cape tourism market, but also because it brings with it the highly acclaimed Santé Spa- which is clearly one of Southern Africa’s most luxurious and superbly appointed Spa’s”. Aside from its picturesque locale in the Franschhoek valley, flanked by the Simonsberg mountain range, a large part of the appeal of the Santé Hotel, and Spa is that it is part of a 160-hectare working wine farm with active vineyards and established olive groves. There are 35 members of the Paarl Wine Route, which is divided into color-coded sub-routes, each consisting of a cluster of large and small wineries and a restaurant or two. The exciting Bakwena Deluxe at Santé Hotel is centered on a pampered lifestyle of a wondrous, unique destination. “Santé” meaning health relates directly to the health, energy well being and wellness of the hotel and spa. A fresh start to a healthier, more joyful way of living’ is the nurturing philosophy behind the recently revamped Bakwena Deluxe at Santé spa. A restful, restorative and rejuvenating space, the new-look Bakwena Deluxe at Santé prides itself on offering a unique spa experience, whether you want to relax and unwind in peace and privacy or are looking for the ultimate in boutique hotel luxury pampering. This indulgent journey starts from the moment you walk through the door: a

warm, cleansing foot soak welcomes you before you’re swept away for your soothing, soulful spa treatment. On offer are a host of revitalizing therapies, including, Vine Therapy, the Restorative Body Cocooning Wrap and the innovative Mr. Nibble Spa Therapy. Vine Therapy is the ultimate experience. It is a collection of signature Bakwena treatments that use grape products such as crushed grape seeds and the grape skins left over after the winemaking process to restore and rejuvenate skin. Vine Therapy provides for an exclusive range of treatments incorporating hydrotherapies in a cabernet sauvignon wine casket bath, and full body grape seed scrubs that rid the skin of dead cells and leave it feeling silky soft and velvety smooth. What better way to enjoy the wonders of Paarl then in a glamorous setting with a glass of wine and topping it all off with a vine spa therapy. Who could resist this enticing offer? Venturing out of the hotel on the Paarl Wine Route are the alluring aromas from the spice route, De Villiers Artisan Chocolate and the luscious cheese from the Fairview Cheese farm. Beginning with The Spice Route destination, a sensory journey is offered, for the modern-day explorer with a love for authenticity and craftsmanship. A group of handpicked artisanal producers sell their skilled products. While there you can treat yourself to a chocolate and wine pairing at the Spice Route Tasting Room, enjoy a culinary journey of note at the Spice Route Restaurant while admiring the view of Table Mountain, or savor some craft beer,

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brewed in the traditional style at the Cape Brewing Company or even choose to relax in the beer gardenThe Barley & Biltong. Not forgetting to spoil you with a chocolate tasting at DV Chocolates. De Villiers Artisan Chocolates is crafted by the De Villiers family and is one of few ‘Bean to Bar’ micro batch chocolatiers in the world. All De Villiers Chocolates are handcrafted and available for tasting on the farm. Then at the delightful Fairview farm you can enjoy the Goatshed restaurant, indulge in the 35 wines at pod stations in a wine tasting in the tasting room, fill up your shopping basket at the shop & deli, and get up close to the legendary goat tower & goat herd. If somehow all this is not enticing enough the Noop restaurant is where you will surely feel at home and at peace. Set under two elegant old oak trees, the beautiful heritage building breathes warmth and hospitality. Like many others in Paarl on the country’s longest Main Road, the landmark has been restored and retains its original character. The quality of their meals and ingredients used is paramount. “We cook the same food here as we do at home. Unpretentious. Often spontaneous. Always delicious.” Thus as a destination Paarl is a treasure, a unique and rare pleasure. If you have never been, just imagine the colors, smells and landscapes and start planning your next trip. It just so happens that Paarl is truly one of the coolest regions in the Western cape.


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Asara www.asara.co.za Polkadraai Road GPS Coordinates: 33°56’35.00”S, 18°48’33.00”E Tel: 021 888 8000 At the estate: Asara Boutique Hotel offers 5-star stylish accommodation. Wine tasting is available at the Wine Bar and for conferences and events. Raphaels, a classic European restaurant, Sansibar Cigar and Whiskey Lounge and the Asara Deli are all open 7 days a week.

Avontuur www.avontuurestate.co.za GPS Coordinates: 34°1’33.2S, 18°49’23.8E Tel: 021 855 4296 At the estate: Wine tasting, stud farm visits, vineyard and cellar tours, the Harvest Festival (February-March), wine blending, gourmet wine and food evenings, an a la carte restaurant featuring modern country cuisine and champagne breakfasts that allow for functions as well, can all be enjoyed. Trading Hours from Monday to Friday: 8:30 17:00, Saturday and Sunday 8:30- 16:00.

Beyerskloof www.beyerskloof.co.za R304 GPS Coordinates: 33°53’28.0”S, 18°49’23.6”E Tel: 021 865 2135 At the estate: Wine tasting Monday to Friday: 8:30- 16:30, Saturday 10:00- 6:30. The Red Leaf Restaurants specialty dish is “the Pinotage Burger”, enough said! Open Tuesday to Friday: 9:00- 15:00 and Saturday: 11:00- 15:00 (021 865 2685). The restaurant is also available for functions.

The Boardwalk: +27 41 507 7777 | The Golden Valley Casino: +27 23 348 7200 The Table Bay Hotel: +27 21 406 5000 | GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World: +27 21 505 7777 For more information go to www.suninternational.com

The House of JC le Roux www.jcleroux.co.za GPS Coordinates: 33°54’16.6’’S, 18°48’37.4’’E 61943 SI 134.5X94.5.indd Tel: 021 865 8200 At the estate: To experience the passion and craft of Methode Cap Classique, The House of J.C Le Roux offers daily cellar tours and tastings which give visitors greater insight into how fine sparkling and Cap Classique wines are made. The tour culminates in the ceremonial sabrage, the grand tradition of using a sabre or sword to unleash the bubbles. The force of the blade causes the cork and collar to shoot off the neck of the bottle in a show stopping display.

Santé Hotel, Resort and Spa, La Bella Vita Wine Estate Simonsvlei Road, Paarl +27 21 875 8100 www.santesa.co.za resmansante@orion-hotels.co.za Flanked by the majestic Simonsberg mountain range, Santé Hotel Resort & Spa combines a luxury hotel with conference facilities and an award-winning wellness centre, in the heart of the winelands in ‘the Fairest Cape’. With its breathtaking position on a 160 hectare working wine estate in the picturesque Paarl/Franschhoek Valley just 40 minutes from Cape Town International airport, Santé Hotel Resort & Spa is dedicated to a health and wellness lifestyle.

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OVER 781 GRACIOUS ROOMS At Sun International’s world-class destinations, you never simply go to a room; you end your day by retreating to pure comfort.

The Boardwalk: +27 41 507 7777 | The Golden Valley Casino: +27 23 348 7200 The Table Bay Hotel: +27 21 406 5000 | GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World: +27 21 505 7777 For more information go to www.suninternational.com

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Fleur du Cap www.fleurducap.co.za Corner of R44 (Adam Tas Rd) and George Blake

Under their banner you’ll find a range of unfiltered superior and small volume wines. The wines are made in compliance with environmental practices. Each of the wines in the unfiltered range is made from grapes of a specific vineyard block or as a blend from two vineyards. The unfiltered range heralds a new style of winemaking for wines with greater complexity and richness. This is achieved by returning to more traditional winemaking practices and relying more on sedimentation, racking and fining, thereby maximizing the preservation of the colour and flavour elements until the wine is ready for bottling.

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With the biggest selection of exquisite restaurants and bars available at Sun International’s locations, you can be assured that each day is ended with a feast fit for a king.

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leading wellness centres STILLNESS MANOR 16 Debaren Close , Tokai, Cape Town 021 713 8800 www.stillnessmanor.com info@stillnessmanor.com Stillness welcomes you to its classic Cape Dutch manor house amidst the beautiful vineyards and forests of the Constantia Valley. Stillness Manor & Spa is a magnificent and secluded B&B and spa located above Steenberg Golf Estate, Westlake Business Park, Steenberg Office Park and the U.S. Consulate (2km).

BAKWENA DELUXE SPA @ SANTE HOTEL Santé Hotel, Resort and Spa, La Bella Vita Wine Estate, Simonsvlei Road, Paarl 021 875 5406 www.santesa.co.za sparecepsante@orionhotels.co.za The Spa environment is custom designed to provide our guests with an exceptional and unique experience. We would like each and every guest to return home completely satisfied and thus we ask that the following operational criteria and important rules of Spa etiquette are observed.

SPA @ THE BAY HOTEL 69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, 8005, Cape Town 021 430 4444 www.mintwellness.co.za manager@mintwellness.com

Stillness Spa offers day visitors, corporate travellers and tourists beautiful wellness facilities and a full range of exciting spa therapies.

Treatments at The Bay Hotel spa is a five star experience offering men’s and women’s treatments, with private en-suite treatment rooms available for a session or a full day of private pampering, as well as a spa bath, sauna, steam room and a full range of professional spa products, your only duty will be to relax.

CASUARINA WELLNESS CENTRE 1st Floor, The Commodore Hotel, Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town 021 419 3090 www.casuarinawellness.co.za info@casuarinawellness.co.za Casuarina Spa is a Premier Wellness Centre in Cape Town, ideally located on the 1st floor of The Commodore Hotel at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Casuarina Wellness Centre brings you unique experiences with the latest treatments: advanced spa facials, massages, body spa therapies… for mind, body and soul. We strive to ensure our clients receive the Pure & Tranquil experience. Casuarina Spa in Cape Town is a proud Legacy Lifestyle Partner.

UBUNTU WELLNESS CENTRE Cape Town Medi-Spa, 99 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town 021 426 1156 www.ubuntu-wellness.co.za michael@ubuntu-wellness.co.za Ubuntu Wellness Centre is a state-of-theart health, beauty and relaxation services together all in a single location, and is conveniently situated on Kloof street, next to the entrance of the Mount Nelson Hotel.

TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL & SPA Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town 021 437 9255 www.12apostleshotel.com/spa bookta@12apostles.co.za Our award-winning family run hotel is nestled between the majestic mountains and the azure Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by a tranquil National Park, yet close to Cape Town’s best beaches. Guests feel indulged and cared for with splendid luxury, passionate service, generous hospitality and exquisite cuisine. We offer the ideal escape where harmony and tranquillity gently restore body, mind and soul. 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 holistic principles, combining ancient wisdom with modern expertise. Our day Spa menu offers an extensive variety of health and beauty enhancing treatments to ensure that our guests are nurtured, purified, pampered and relaxed.

ONE&ONLY SPA CAPE TOWN Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town 021 431 5218 www.oneandonlycapetown.co.za rosemary.read@oneandonlycapetown.com One&Only Spa Cape Town has created a carefully considered environment for total wellbeing and is a true reflection of today’s modern spa. Defining personal service and quiet indulgence, the 12 treatment rooms embrace local African influences combined with contemporary design. The lushly landscaped Spa Island also offers a scenic relaxation room, sauna and steam facilities, singles and couples treatment villas, men’s and women’s changing areas,’experience’ showers with three different water settings, two 18-square-metre vitality pools and a full-service salon including the Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez, and hair styling by South African’s own Wayne Gates.

MAI DAY SPA 2nd Floor, Waterstone Village, c/o Main Rd & R44, Somerset West 021 851 8979 www.maidayspa.co.za info@maidayspa.co.za Mai Day Spa is a sanctuary among the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Let your inner and outer self be pampered and absorbed into a mix of healing and restoration. This hidden treasure offers healing energy from the moment you walk through the doors and carries you through until the end of your treatment of choice. Full day

and half day packages, massages, cocoons, hands, feet, facials, micro needling, peeling, slimming and more, are all administered with gentle and caring hands.

ANGSANA SPA @ THE VINEYARD HOTEL & SPA Colinton Rod, Newlands, Cape Town 021 674 5005 www.vineyard.co.za spa-vineyardcapetown@angsana.com A first in South Africa , Angsana Spa is harmoniously placed alongside the spacious and calm river deluxe suites, all overlooking the crystal clear Liesbeeck river running through the historic gardens of the Vineyard Hotel & Spa; “the first English country house in South Africa where Lady Anne Barnard nurtured her spirit in tranquility.” Angsana Spa takes its name from the exotic Angsana Tree, noted for its crown of golden fragrant flowers that burst into bloom unexpectedly for just one day. Its philosophy is to seize life spontaneously, to sense the moment and savour time as it passes inexorably. Angsana Spa is owned by Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts. The lifestyle-oriented spa offers spa products and accessories, traditional handicrafts, resort style home furnishings and unique gifts, keeping alive village craft skill and gainful employment for the communities. The first Angsana Spa was founded in 1998 and since then, the group has branched out to include establishments in Australia, Maldives, Indonesia, India, Thailand and Taiwan.

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PURE RESTAURANT Hout Bay Manor, Baviaanskloof off Main Rd, Hout Bay 021 791 9393 www.pure-houtbaymanor.co.za Pure @ Hout Bay Manor is a rustic family restaurant that offers culinary experiences that tantalize your taste buds. Enjoying the tranquillity of the tea gardens, seated on the terrace or dining in Pure are just some of the experiences that this hidden gem has to offer.

SAVOY CABBAGE RESTAURANT 101 Hout Str, , Cape Town 021 424 2626 www.savoycabbage.co.za As one of the oldest fine dining establishments on the ever changing Cape Town restaurant scene, standards of cuisine and service remain consistently high. Caroline, Chef Peter and Frank are committed to training and nurturing and the staff are truly representative of the diverse population of modern South Africa. The turnover in waiting and kitchen staff is exceptionally low and as a customer, you will benefit from the pride the staff has in working at Savoy Cabbage Restaurant.

MARCO’S AFRICAN PLACE 15 Rose Str, Bo-Kaap 021 423 5412 mark@marcosafricanplace.co.za www.marcosafricanplace.co.za Marco feels there is universality about food. Whether he is cooking traditional samp and tripe of Mediterranean food, he finds similarities in the way different cultures do things. Marco’s African Place is a 280 seater Restaurant and bar in the Bo kaap area of cape Town. Since opening it has proved to be a popular venue for both local and international patrons, whose patronage follows the exquisite African Cuisine and African Music.

PARANGA Shop 1, The Promenade, Victoria Rd, Camps Bay 021 438 0404 www.paranga.co.za Located along the world-renowned sunset strip of the Camps Bay beach front, Pa-

V & A Waterfront 021 419 7748 www.ferrymans.co.za info@ferrymans.co.za Ferryman’s Tavern, which opened in 1989, was the first tenant in the Waterfront and is still run by the original owners. It has established, over the years, a loyal following of regulars, both from Cape Town and further afield. The old fashioned bar, brick-paved floor and stone fireplace enhance the character of the establishment to create a superb pub atmosphere. The upstairs non-smoking restaurant with its wooden tables and bentwood chairs add a touch of old fashioned charm. The large feature window has splendid views of Table Mountain.

PANAMA JACKS cnr Quay 500 & Eastern Mole Rd, Cape Town Docks 021 447 3992 www.panamajacks.net panamajacks@mweb.co.za Situated in table by harbour and set in the working half of cape town docks, unique in its setting with all the hustle and bustle of a commercial port going about its daily business. Born circa 1989 before the open of the v & a waterfront, Panama Jacks has evolved from a boatyard servicing the royal cape yacht club to a quality seafood restaurant known all over the world fresh seawater tanks hold live lobster and abalone, choose your own and pay for what they weigh. This wooden shack with its low bedecked ceiling seats 180 people in a relaxed Caribbean atmosphere where emphasis is on the food quality. Live lobster and live abalone, fresh line fish daily, plus prawns from china, langoustines form Mozambique, calamari form chile, oysters from Namibia and mussels from Saldanha bay.

dining” or one may choose to dine within the restaurant. During “whale season” (early July to December), our guests often enjoy their meal whilst watching whales sidling along the coastline. The garden is also home to our 100-year-old Camellia Japonica treee that blooms four different colours (red, pink, white & pink & white) black marlin.

Table Bay in the wave-like mosaics and pale blues and mauve colours.Baía specializes in the finest seafood from around southern Africa, the finest poultry, beef and venison and a renowned wine-list with rare Cape vintage wines and imported liqueur selection – and has earned the reputation as the place to indulge in the best seafood platter in the Cape.

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The Foundry, Prestwich Str, Green Point 021 418 2948 info@ beluga.co.za www.beluga.co.za

The Twelve Apostles Hotel, Victoria Rd, Camps Bay 021 437 9029

We at Beluga love what we do! For us, Beluga is so much more than just a restaurant; it’s a lifestyle. The only goal we have, is to do better than the previous day as we search for perfection and strive to exceed every expectation. We truly hope that you will join us, and share what we love most... Since its relaunch in 2006, Beluga has grown into one of South Africa’s most loved restaurants. We believe the secret to our success lies in never becoming complacent about our menu or service. We strive to constantly improve and refresh our sushi, dim sum, seafood and à la carte offerings as well as increase our wine, cocktail and bar selections.

BAIAS shop 6262, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront 021 421 0935 baiarestaurant@wol.co.za www. baiarestaurant.co.za Set in a prime spot at the Victoria Wharf, Baía (pronounced Ba-hia and meaning the Bay) enjoys spectacular panoramic harbour and ocean views. It has a cocktail bar, interior dining areas and covered outside dining areas spread across four terraces. The relaxing interior reflects the beauty of

Savour the finest indigenous and international cuisine on offer in our extremely popular Azure Restaurant. Christo Pretorius, Executive Chef, is on hand to create a variety of exquisite dishes including meat, seafood and vegetarian options. From our delightful entree seletion or the delicate fresh oysters to main, your taste buds will be infused by the finest of organic ingredients. Round off the perfect meal with a delightfully sweet dessert, Bea’s double baked cheesecake, taken on our stunning terrace overlooking the ocean will truly allow you to experience the magic of Azure!

BISTRO 1800˚ Cape Royale Hotel, Main Road, Green Point 021 430 0506 Bistro 1800° is famous for its succulent signature steaks, with a grill that prepares our meat at a temperature of 1800° Fahrenheit. The result is a moist, tender, melt-in-your-mouth steak, accompanied by a wide variety of mouth-watering sauces from around the world. Apart from this, 1800° also offers delectable shellfish and other meat dishes - all in a contemporary and stylish atmosphere.

BLACK MARLIN Main Rd, Millers Point, Simons Town 021 786 1621 info@blackmarlin.co.za www.blackmarlin.co.za Once a whaling station, this historical building ensures the perfect setting for an idyllic lunch or evening dining experience. the garden is a popular choice in the summer months, which offers “al fresco

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leading B&Bs & GuesT houses ABBEY MANOR 3 Montrose Avenue Oranjezicht +27 (0) 21 462 2935 info@abbey.co.za www.abbey.co.za Abbey Manor Luxury Guesthouse in Cape Town is situated on the footsteps of table mountain and about a 15 minute drive from the popular landmarks V&A Waterfont, Camps Bay Beach and Clifton. If you are looking for accommodation as an alternative to a boutique hotel in Cape Town. Abbey Manor Luxury Guesthouse should be your first choice of accommodation: A bed and breakfast in Cape Town with first class service.

SWEET ORANgE GUEST HOUSE Bellevue Road No.1 Sea Point Cape Town , Western Cape +27 21 434 1929 www.sweethouses.com Sweet Orange is a beautiful classic Victorian home that was built in the early 1900’s. The wooden floors, ceilings, windows and doors have all been lovingly restored, emanating style and elegance at its best. Each of the six large rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, have been individually designed and furnished with flat screen TV’s, hairdryers, mini-safes and other essentials for a relaxing stay. Our tranquil garden complete with a small pool is the perfect place for a further relaxing African sun-soaked experience. Let us treat you to a superior service in this elegant environment. We guarantee you a friendly, warm, relaxing atmosphere for an absolutely comfortable stay in our guesthouse.

DUNKLEY HOUSE Dunkley House, 3B Gordon Street, Gardens, +27 (0)21 462 7650 info@ dunkleyhouse.co.za www.dunkleyhouse.co.za Dunkley House offers visitors to Cape Town stylish accommodation in an area full of local flavour.

DISTRICT 6 GUEST HOUSE District Six Guesthouse 2 Chester Road District Six Cape Town +27 021 447 0902 +27 021 447 1083 districtsixgh@telkomsa.net www.districtsixguesthouse.co.za The District Six Guesthouse is a National Heritage Site and the front door is portal to the famous District Six. We are proud to have obtained the prestigious “Most Innovative Product Award” for our stall exhibit at the 2003 ‘Cape Tourism Showcase’ which was held at the Cape Town International Conference Centre from 15 - 17 August. With District Six on it’s doorstep, the Guesthouse provides a portal from where, within walking distance, visitors are able to explore the historic locale and the City center. Cape Malay hospitality, renowned for its warmth and endearment, as well as the provision of old Cape Malay traditional cuisine with its unique flavor and condiment, makes for a stay of memorable experience. All foods are strictly Halaal and the consumption of alcohol is not allowed on the premises. The significance of our guesthouse-site having been declared a National Heritage Site. In effect, our accommodation, consisting of three cottages, is an adaption, during Victorian times, of farm cottages that were attached to the Zonnebloem farmhouse. District Six Guesthouse is within walking distance to: Mosques, Churches, Cape Town Technicon and the Convention Center.

BELMONT GUEST HOUSE 10 Belmont Avenue Oranjezicht +27 (0)21 461 5417 capeguest@mweb.co.za www.capeguest.com On the slopes of majestic Table Mountain, centrally situated in the suburb of Oranjezicht, lies nestled the lovingly restored Belmont House guesthouse. Built in 1924 this beautiful family home was converted into a bed and breakfast establishment in 1988. Gael and Tony Broderick have hosted hundreds of guests since 2003 and proudly offer exceptional value-for-money. The charming little Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located less than 10 minutes drive from the Cape Town city centre and is within easy reach of the world-famous Atlantic seaboard Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno beaches, as well as shopping malls, banks, restaurants and places of interest. Explore the city on foot, by local taxi or organized tour – your hosts, Gael and Tony are always available to make recommendations.

Jambo Guest House 1 Grove Road, Green Point, +27 21 439 4219 jambo@iafrica.com www.jambo.co.za Barry and Mina Thomas have welcomed guests from all corners of the world since first opening their doors in December 1995. Many of these guests have become close friends and many return frequently. Mina speaks English, German, Hungarian, Hebrew and Afrikaans and Barry speaks some French. The Victorian style home was originally built circa 1885. It stretches between two streets – Pine Road and Grove Road in Green Point. Green Point main road runs nearby, allowing rapid, easy access to us. However, Jambo Guest House nestles in a quiet, cobbled cul-de-sac at the foot of Signal Hill and is very quiet and peaceful.

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arrange. We do our utmost to ensure your stay in Cape Town is an enjoyable and memorable experience.

STONEHURsT GUEST HOUSE 3 Frere Road, Sea Point, Cape Town 021 434 9670 www.stonehurst.co.za Homely self-catering rooms and flats in this 20-roomed Victorian residence with original marble fireplaces, oregon floors, cape furniture and a lovely central courtyard. Quiet surroundings with a sea view, walking distance to Rocklands Bay, shops, restaurants and only 1km from the Green Point soccer Stadium. 3 km’s to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Clifton Beach, and Cape Town City centre. Table Mountain, Cape Point and the Wine Route are all within easy driving distance. Help yourself breakfast consisting of coffee, bread, cereals etc. Reasonable rates

LIBERTY LODGE

18 Mount Nelson Road Sea Point, Cape Town + 27 (0) 21 439 0288 info@capenelsonguesthouse.co.za www.capenelsonguesthouse.co.za

33 De Lorentz Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, +27 21 423-2264 www.libertylodge.co.za

Welcome to Cape Nelson Guest House situated in the heart of Sea Point on Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard.

Over the years, this classic Cape Town bed & breakfast has earned an enviable reputation for relaxed and genuine hospitality. Originally a Victorian gentleman’s house, Liberty Lodge became a fabric emporium and even a bordello in the 1940’s! Today, it combines a skilful mix of Victorian, Art Deco and contemporary décor, with some stunning feature pieces.

We are 400 meters from the beachfront and within close proximity of the famous V & A Waterfront, Camps Bay, beaches, shopping & restaurants, the vibrant Cape Quarter nightlife and Table Mountain. Recently completely refurbished we offer six luxurious ensuite rooms each with its own access to the garden where we serve breakfast on a beautiful summers morning. We can assist you with car hire, airport transfers and any tours you may wish to

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For business or leisure, enjoy bed and breakfast accommodation in an urban sanctuary. Relax by the courtyard pool and chill out under the cool shade of banana palms in our private, tropical garden. Dunkley House offers bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation in ten spacious en-suite rooms or the self-catering apartment in central Cape Town.

For accommodation with personality, service with a genuine smile and luxury that must be experienced to be appreciated in the heart of Cape Town.

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ormer president Nelson Mandela had been on the run from the South African apartheid government for 17 months, a feat that had earned him the name ‘Black Pimpernel’.

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But his luck was about to run out when police waved down an Austin Westminster on 5 August 1962 at a roadblock on the R103 near Howick in KwaZulu-Natal. At the wheel was Mandela, posing as a chauffeur, with fellow comrade Cecil Williams in the passenger seat.

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The two men had just visited Chief Albert Luthuli, then leader of the African National Congress, to report back on Mandela’s trip abroad, where he had received military training in Algeria and had been to London to drum up support for the liberation movement. Although Mandela insisted he was simply a chauffeur named David Motsamayi, the police were on to him (some say with the help of the CIA), and he was promptly arrested. His capture marked the start of Mandela’s 27-year imprisonment and the journey that he would later call ‘the long walk to freedom’.

Until relatively recently, the Mandela Capture Site was just a small bricked area with a plaque. But on the 50th anniversary of this event in 2012, an impressive steel sculpture and visitor centre was unveiled to give full recognition to the significance of this spot. Designed by artist Marco Cianfanelli (of Apartheid Museum fame) with the help of architect Jeremy Rose, the sculpture creates something of an optical illusion. From a distance, the 50 steel poles of varying heights simply look like a random collection of poles, but as you approach to within 35m of the sculpture, they merge to form an image of Mandela’s face. Mandela’s arrest that day was not only the start of a long, dark period in the liberation struggle, but also set Mandela on the path to becoming the world’s most famous political prisoner, and ultimately the first president of a democratic South Africa.

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KZN DESTINATIONS THAT ARE A MUST VISIT USHAKA MARINE WORLD The world class uShaka Marine World, situated in Durban, South Africa, opened its turnstiles to the general public on April 30th 2004. Close to three years in the making, uShaka has fast positioned itself as a key attraction on Durban’s Golden Mile, offering a world of entertainment, excitement, fun and uniqueness. uShaka has brought together cultures, like no other place in Africa – into a safe, secure and clean environment that resonates the sound of fun, laughter and the spirit of togetherness. Entertainment is non-stop, extending from the day-time operations of Sea World, Wet ‘n Wild, and uShaka Beach, to the night time festivities of the Village Walk. 1 King Shaka Avenue, Point Durban +27 (0)31 328 8000 www.ushakamarineworld.co.za

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Capital: Pietermaritzburg

Area: 94 361 square kilometers

Main city: Durban

Land share: 7.7 % of South Africa

Language: 80% of Kwazulu-Natal inhabitants speak isiXhosa, 13.4% English and 3.5% Xhosa

Acclaim: Durban is believed to be one of the fastest growing urban areas in the world

Population: approximately 10 645 400

• Acclaim: Durban Harbor is the 10th largest harbor in the world and handles over 30 million tons of cargo estimated at over R100 bil lion.

• Population share: 21,3 % of South African

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UMGENI RIVER BIRD PARK The Umgeni River Bird Park was designed and built by Dr Alan Abrey. It is situated in an old quarry site which used to contain water and was visited by Alan as a young boy growing up in Durban. When looking for a bird park site, he remembered it as a perfect option. After a year of extensive land filling, landscaping and aviary construction, the Umgeni River Bird Park was opened in April 1984 by the then mayor of Durban, Councillor Sybil Hotz. The park is situated in 3.5 hectares of lush tropical landscaping and houses an ever-increasing collection of more than 800 birds from 200 species. Some species are the only representatives of their kind in Africa whilst others are commonly kept as pets. 490 Riverside Road, Durban North on the banks of the Umgeni River + 27 31 5794600 www.umgeniriverbirdpark.co.za LEADING VENUES / www.gohello.co.za

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The SkyCar gives you the chance to discover Durban from a 106m-high vantage point. Look one way and take in the ocean views as far as the eye can see, look the other way and you’ll see the city living for miles. Why not try to spot your neighbourhood if you’re a local? Mounted on an undercarriage, the SkyCar

is a single cabin that runs up steel tracks on the northern arch of the stadium and is designed to roll down the arch under its own gravity – this enables it return to the lower station, even in the event of a power failure.For the best scenery for miles, this must-see attraction is a mustdo for locals and tourists alike.

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carbon footprint. Initiatives include efficient lighting solutions, Atrium light wells that facilitate natural light penetration throughout the Hotel and thermal performance glass. The iconic “leafy” screen around the northern side of the Hotel acts as an efficient shading system, reducing the level of air-conditioning required. The Hotel also has regeneration drive lift system, heat pump technology, a building management system that allows for the remote control of various equipment, variable speed drive installations which allow for the optimization of motor systems as well as an ozone water treatment system that reduces the need for chlorine. Enjoy a day at the mall, sip your java in one of the many sidewalk cafes, wrap yourself in the surroundings or take a walk in the park, giving in to the adventure of all that is nearby. The ideal location of the Three

Cities Gateway Hotel offers an array of endless adventure….. The state of the art conference venues provide you with the perfect setting for your function. Whether it’s a boardroom meeting for 10 people or a Gala Dinner for 340 people, you will always experience first class service from this amazing Conference Team. With five function rooms offering the latest technology, your conference is sure to be a success. Numerous team building options are available in the immediate surrounds making the Three Cities Gateway Hotel the perfect choice. The Fig Tree Café is named to honour the many “green” and environmentallyfriendly policies of the Hotel. Open from 06h30 until 22h30, the Fig Tree Café offers a breakfast buffet fit for Royalty and tasty local and continental cuisine throughout the day. Room Service is available from

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At the end of a long day, retire to one of the 146 modern freshly appointed rooms. With big work desks and complimentary Wi-Fi all rooms and suites promise comfort, relaxation and safety. The Three Cities Exceptional Rewards Programme will ensure that you gain maximum benefit from choosing to stay at The Three Cities Gateway Hotel, by offering you various discounts, Exceptional Rands, news and updates as well as lifestyle tips. The Three Cities Gateway Hotel team’s commitment to first class service and personal attention will ensure that this Hotel becomes your number one choice when travelling.

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Corner Centenary Boulevard and Twighlight Drive, Gateway. 031 536 9200 www.threecities.co.za/gateway info@thegatewayhotel.co.za

12h00 – 22h00 daily to ensure that you can put your feet up and relax after a hard day. The roof top pool is the place to be to enjoy the sunshine or to indulge in one of the tantalizing cocktails on offer.

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leading hotels Suncoast Casino hhhh Suncoast Boulevard Marine Parade 031 328 3000 www.suncoastcasino.co.za Business meets pleasure at Suncoast, with spectacular banqueting, conferencing and corporate event facilities. Situated on the beach along Durban’s Golden Mile, Suncoast is the ideal venue for any function in Durban. There are three beautifully designed, versatile venues, each capable of hosting a variety of functions and events.

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Salt Rock HOTEL & bEACH RESORT hhh 59 basil Hulett Drive, Salt Rock 032 525 5025 hotel@saltrockbeach.co.za www.saltrockbeach.co.za

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Salt Rock Resort is nestled amongst tropical palms on the golden shores of the warm and sparkling Indian Ocean. Salt Rock on the Dolphin Coast is home to hundreds of resident Bottlenose Dolphins and is a small resort 50km or 30 minutes north of Durban. Transfers from King Shaka International Airport are easily arranged. Only 20 minutes from the new airport. Salt Rock is surrounded by several world class golf courses. The largest shopping centre , Gateway, in the southern hemisphere is a mere 25 minutes drive away.

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Beachcomber Bay hhhh 75 Marine Drive, Ramsgate, South Coast 039 317 4473 www.beachcomberbay.co.za info@beachcomberbay.co.za Superbly positioned on a hilltop with superb breaker and sea views and private access to golden beaches. Situated on the border of Margate and Ramsgate, this makes Beachcomber Bay convenient for holiday-makers and for those forced to work. This elegant home is decorated in an African theme combining style and comfort. Enjoy warm hospitality, personal service and sumptuous breakfasts.

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Cathedral Peak Hotel hhhh Winterton, 3340, Drakensberg 036 488 1888 info@cathedralpeak.co.za www.cathedralpeak.co.za Nestled in the unspoiled surroundings of the Drakensberg mountain range (a World Heritage Site) lies Cathedral Peak Hotel, one of South Africa’s premier resort hotels. Just 250 kilometers from Durban and 400 km from Johannesburg, the famous Cathedral Peak Hotel is easily accessible to its many visitors from all over South Africa and abroad. Since the hotel first opened to guests in 1939, the van der Riet family has succeeded in offering warm hospitality, combined with exceptional service and value for money. In addition the hotel offers a unique conference centre seating up to 200 delegates, a quaint stone-and-thatch chapel, reception venues and honeymoon suites ideal for that country style wedding and/or honeymoon.

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over three generations, the resort retains its country charm and unspoilt views of the majestic Drakensberg mountains, bordering the prestigeous Drakensberg Ukhahlamba World Heritage Site, renowned for both its geographic and cultural significance. experience. Forty-five years on, Dragon Peaks has developed to offer a wide range of accommodation from four star Caravan and Camping sites to well appointed Self Catering thatch cottages and numerous activities which make the most of our stunning natural environment.

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DRakensberg Sun Resort hhhh Champagne Sports Resort has been striving to make this award winning resort the perfect place for work and play. This is a difficult balance to achieve but following recent developments we believe we have created a truly unique destination catering for all guest requirements in an absolutely spectacular setting. Following recent resort developments, Champagne Sports Resort can now accommodate up to 750 delegates at the foot of the majestic Drakensberg mountain range. The 40 new hotel rooms and 4 new luxurious executive suites enables us to offer a total of 152 hotel rooms and 91 time-share chalets of which the majority are 3 bedrooms (all rooms en-suite).

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Glorious mountain views provide a country fresh start to your day at the Drakensberg Sun Resort, previously known as Drakensberg Sun Lifestyle Resort. This spectacular family vacation favourite also forms part of the SunSwop Exchange programme, with families returning yearupon-year to enjoy their annual vacation in the heart of the Central Drakensberg. Only 4 ½ hours from Johannesburg and 2 ½ hours from Durban, the Drakensberg Sun Resort offers a host of indoor and outdoor activities to keep the whole family, and even business travellers, entertained. There are excellent conferencing venues available for corporate gatherings or even private functions. Each conference is tailored to your specific requirements and can include outdoor events and team building activities. Our chef will be delighted to customise your menus to your chosen theme.

Situated on the beautiful and sunny Natal South Coast, the Selborne Hotel is located on one of South Africa’s premier PGA golf courses and brings its own unique character an old world charm to each valued guest.

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shadow of Cathkin Peak and Champagne Castle, offering accomodation in the rugged central Drakensberg mountains of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. Purchased in 1955 by the Tungay’s and developed over three generations, the resort retains its country charm and unspoilt views of the majestic Drakensberg mountains, bordering the prestigeous Drakensberg Ukhahlamba World Heritage Site, renowned for both its geographic and cultural significance. shadow of Cathkin Peak and Champagne Castle, offering accomodation in the rugged central Drakensberg mountains of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. Purchased in 1955 by the Tungay’s and developed

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kwazulu-natal Beverly Hills hotel hhhhh 54 Lighhouse Rd, Umhlanga Rocks 031 561 2211 www.tsogosun.com www.southernsun.com The sun-drenched coastline of uMhlanga Rocks Durban, is one of the premier coastal locations in South Africa, and sets a spectacularly romantic setting for the Beverly Hills hotel. Here, fine dining and accommodation celebrate the elite, and make way for a truly prestigious guest experience.

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge & resort hhhhh 5 Corkwood Ave, Zimbali Coastal Estate 032 538 5000 zimbali@reservations.com www.zimbali.org An unspoiled shoreline, rolling hills and lush flora have come to define the Zimbali Coastal Resort region. Set along South Africa’s sublime east coast, nestled between a forest reserve and a shimmering sea, our Durban resort’s exquisite natural beauty is dotted with pockets of urban flair and enhanced by the rich Zulu heritage of the KwaZulu-Natal province.Part cultural wonderland, the region boasts thousand-yearold battlefields and renowned eco-parks; part natural playground, it offers unique game-viewing and safari opportunities. And it’s yours to enjoy—in comfort and with world-renowned service—at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, an exclusive Durban hotel – and an elegant gateway to nature.

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Fawncastle Estate hhhh 34 Mill Rd, Hillcrest, Durban 031 765 4561 www.fawncastle.co.za info@fawncastle.co.za Whether you are planning a holiday get-away or on business, Fawncastle Estate offers a viable alternative to regular commercial hotels. This four-star Guest house, located in the heart of Hillcrest is conveniently close to all amenities, yet tranquil and offers you a taste of peaceful country living.

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Forest Suites Hotel hhhhh Zimbali Coastal Resort, M4 Rd, Ballito, Dolphin Coast 032 538 4000 www.forestsuiteshotel.co.za manager@forestsuiteshotel.co.za Lush landscapes, dreamy golf greens and the sound of the Indian Ocean crashing onto untouched beaches - welcome to the sublime Forest Suites at KwaZulu-Natal’s Zimbali Coastal Estate. Already renowned for the luxury and variety of its hospitality throughout Africa, Forest Suites now adds the serenity of country life - tropical style to its repertoire.

The luxurious Beverly Hills hotel attracts local and international guests who indulge in the near-perfect sub-tropical weather the region has to offer. The proximity of this hotel to the unspoilt beaches of uMhlanga and surrounding tourist attractions and landmarks makes it the ideal destination for rest, rejuvenation and exploration.

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THREE CITIES GATEWAY Corner Boulevard and Twighlight Drive, Gateway. 0315369200 www.thegatewayhotel.co.za info@thegatewayhotel.co.za Three Cities Gateway Hotel situated in the heart of Umhlanga is proudly the only eco-friendly Hotel attached to the famous Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Whether you are looking for a break away from your usual routine, or planning something special, the Three Cities Gateway Hotel caters for your every need. The Three Cities Gateway Hotel has become a ‘home away from home’ for many regular guests who enjoy the modern, fresh uncluttered style of the rooms as well as the friendliness and excellent service of the staff. The Hotel is situated just 15 minutes from the King Shaka International Airport and is a short 5 minute drive to the pristine beaches of Umhlanga Rocks.

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WARTBURGEr HOF HOTEL 52 Noodsberg Road Wartburg +27 (0)33 503 1482 www.wartburghotel.co.za res@wartburghotel.co.za Discover the quaint hamlet of Wartburg, a town with a rich German heritage and history. Situated in the Natal Midlands at the end of the Midlands Meander. Wartburger Hof is located close to Albert Falls Dam and Nature Reserve and is the perfect staging point to explore the areas events and outdoor activities. Wartburger Hof offers a warm Bavarian country escape. Our chef prepares traditional German specialities for our visiting guests. Quaint yet comfortable accommodation allow each of our special guests to unwind.

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From the moment the Oyster Box opened its doors in 1947 the hotel rapidly became one of Africa’s best loved and most distinguished hotels. The combination of colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and breathtaking seaside setting swiftly gained it a reputation that was legendary the world over.

The 4-star Peermont Mondazur Hotel and Spa is near Southbroom on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast at San Lameer Golf Estate, and is situated on the banks of the Umhlangamkulu Lagoon with access to a pristine Indian Ocean beach.

Old South Coast rd, Illovo Beach Tel: 031 916 7228 Fax: 031 916 7237 www.proteahotels.com/karridenebeach sales1@karridene.co.za

Only 20 minutes south of Durban, this modern and luxurious South Coast hotel resort is well-known for its excellent accommodation, wonderful food, friendly hospitality and first-class service. Situated between the lagoon and the beach at Illovo, it also boasts an awardwinning caravan park. Sporting and recreational activities and nearby facilities include golf, squash and swimming. A newly-built, wheelchair-friendly boardwalk is now available, leading onto the beach! The Protea Hotel Karridene Beach has the latest in conferencing equipment and can accommodate up to 150 delegates.

This iconic landmark has been lovingly refurbished to offer guests a vibrantly contemporary experience, whilst still evoking feelings, memories, and the warm nostalgia of days gone by. Meticulous attention to detail ensures that former guests will be delighted to discover the old glory has not just been retained, but carefully enhanced. All of the warm hospitality and gracious elegance which guests so fondly remember are harmoniously blended with a wealth of modern facilities and contemporary touches to satisfy today’s most discerning of tourist, business person and honeymoon couple.

The intimate hotel offers 40 rooms and suites elegantly decorated in contemporary Indonesian style. In this exclusive and secure beach and golf coastal reserve, guests are surrounded by beauty, luxury and tranquillity. The centrepiece of San Lameer’s magnificent domain is the 18 hole championship golf course at the San Lameer Country Club. Guests have access to the dining, convention facilities and variety of recreational activities at San Lameer, as well as the magnificent Blue Flag Beach.

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Located on the Umhlanga Ridge, this hotel has the unique advantage of allowing guests direct access to the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, which offers a feast of entertainment, restaurants and shopping outlets, as well as superb team build facilities. The 146-room hotel has five well-appointed conference venues with the latest technology. With this in mind, it is soon to become the preferred venue for conferences and functions. MEETING ROOMS

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leading restaurants BUTCHER BOY’S 170 Florida Rd, Durban 031 312 8248 www.butcherboysgrill.co.za

On the 1st of November 1999, two well aged, obviously grain fed “boys” Laz and Derryck, opened their hearts and doors at Butcher Boys, Florida Rd. Serving the best beef South Africa can offer, wet and dry aged depending on the cut, grilled to perfection and basted with their famous basting sauce. Variety and satisfaction is the only thing to expect from their adventurous menu. Their selection of vintage wines, stored in a refrigerated cellar at an optimum temperature of 16-17 degrees, enhances your meal.

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Cafe 1999 offers a dining experience to excite the senses: a vibrant ambiance, gracious service and a delectable menu in the heart of Durban’s trendy Berea. Chef Marcelle Roberts award winning contemporary Mediterranean cuisine is designed around sharing. The menu is informed by the seasons using only the finest local and imported ingredients, hand-picked by Marcelle and her team, culminating in fresh and innovative seasonal dishes. Cafe 1999 has has been in operation for 12 years and has remained a firm favourite for locals and visitors alike.

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CORNER POST RESTAURANT & BAR 124 Main Rd, Howick 033 330 7636 enquires@cornerpost.co.za www.cornerpost.co.za Welcome to Corner Post Restaurant & Bar. Established in 1997, Corner Post Restaurant & Bar now is a family restaurant which has a rustic charm with an intimate character that caters to all ages and personalities. You can’t help by being seduced by the chimney fireplaces that crackle with open wood fires on cool and misty nights. You feel at once at ease in the warm and welcoming environment, like you are amongst family and friends. You may opt to chill out with a cocktail on the deck or join in with the vibe of watching a sports game on the big screen with a cold draft. Alternatively, relax and unwind in the sunny courtyard while you enjoy a cup of freshly ground coffee, or take pleasure in sipping on a glass of wine under an umbrella in the outside garden area. Children can explore and play in the kiddies area.

CLEOPATRA MOUNTAIN FARMHOUSE Highmoor Rd, Kamberg Valley, Drakensberg 033 267 7243 www.cleopatramountain.com cleopatramountain@telkomsa.net Richard has always had a love of fine food, and his ample proportions attest to this! Passion and dedication are the keywords in the Cleopatra kitchen - his speciality is sauces, a subject very close to his heart. He has long been obsessed with reduction techniques - which allow the full intense flavour of the food to shine through. Fresh ingredients are essential, and being able to pick from the gardens minutes before serving is a real pleasure. For the most exotic tastes, Richard spends hours hunting down local and imported ingredients of the highest quality - flying in fresh salmon from Norway and procuring genuine Parma hams and cheeses from Italy.


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leading conference & exhibition venues INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE DURBAN 45 Bram Fischer Road, Durban 031 360 1000 www.icc.co.za sales@icc.co.za A focal point of Durban’s business district, the Durban International Convention Centre is a functional space in an aesthetic environment. Centrally located and just half an hour from the airport, Durban ICC is minutes from hotels and beaches. Palm trees form a welcoming avenue while at the entrance to the centre three baobabs, Africa’s tree giants, bid a regal greeting. The Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) is one of the most advanced conference facilities in the world. Flexibility and versatility are key factors in the design of this state-of-the-art technology-driven centre. Little wonder then that the Durban ICC is where the World meets Africa.

ZIMBALI CONFERENCE VENUES N2 North Coast Road, Balito 031 536 8151 info@zimbalibookings.co.za www.zimbalibookings.co.za

SIBAYA CONFERENCE CENTRE 1 Sibaya Drive Umhlanga Rocks 031 580 5170 www.suninternational.com sibayabanqueting@za.suninternational.com

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The Imbizo Sibaya Conference Centre offers FLEUR DE LIS SPA DURBAN an Afro-chic atmosphere and some of the 315 Peter Mokaba Ridge (Ridge best conference venues in Durban with Road) Durban extensive experience in hosting diverse 031 271 8228 groups and events. Whether you have a www.spadurban.co.za board meeting to plan, or are hosting a info1@spadurban.co.za large conference with team build activities and require accommodation and entertainment for these events, we have it all in one Escape the stress of everyday life and let Fleur De Lis Spa Durban take on a journey convenient location. of Pure Bliss and Deep Relaxation. Home to the finest experience and pamper treatMOSES MABHIDA STADIUM ments in Kwa Zulu Natal. Our Day Spa is 44 Isaiah Ntshangase Rd (Walter magnificently set up with a French touch. Gilbert), Durban 031 582 8240 www.mmstadium.com zamak@mmsdurban.co.za

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Royal Palm Hotel, 1st Floor, Piazza, Shop 9, 06 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Ridge 031 566 1286 info@sparoyale.co.za www.sparoyale.co.za Spa Royale is a little gem tucked away in a peaceful surrounding. This best kept secret is dedicated to restoring CHI (balance) and well – being. Through our individual Spa journeys, our guests will experience something unique by extremely skilled therapists. We are committed to well being focusing on healing principles, combining the wisdom of ancient therapies with modern expertise. Our Spa menu offers an extensive variety of health and beauty enhancing treatments to ensure that our guests are pampered and relaxed.

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HEAVEN ON EARTH DAY SPA 30 Rothesay Place, Essenwood Road, Durban 031 201 3773 samaya@telkomsa.net www.heavenonearthdayspa.co.za Heaven on earth Day Spa is situated in central Musgrave on Rothesay Place off Essenwood Road directly across Essenwood Fleamarket. You will be greeted by highly trained therapists who will pamper your every desire. Heaven on Earth Day Spa is situated in a tranquil setting which allows, you to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday living whether it’s for a moment of pure indulgence, holistic well being beauty therapy or soothing massages, step into a heavenly atmosphere, unwind and escape, relax and leave rejuvenated. You can choose from single beauty treatments to Spa Packages or create your own package to suite your individual needs. Couples and small groups are also welcome. Heaven on earth Day Spa offers its guest a choice of Hot Stone or Deep Tissue massage, Environ and Salon care specialised Facials, Manicures and Pedicures by Spalicious and other Beauty Treatments for your pampering pleasure.

THE AQUA SPA @ THE SQUARE BOUTIQUE HOTEL 250 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Umhlanga Ridge 031 566 4562 aquaspa@thesquare.co.za www.thesquare.co.za The luxury Aqua Spa, situated on the third floor within the Square Boutique Hotel & Spa spoils with personal attention, quality products and revival therapy. With a myriad of facilities and a full range of body and facial treatments, that stimulates and enriches mind, body and soul in a serene and tranquil setting, Aqua Spa is the perfect compliment to any stay. Aqua Spa is open to guests and public from Mondays to Fridays between 9am to 6pm, Saturdays 8am to 6pm and Sundays and public holidays 9am to 4pm.

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Zimbali specialises in turnkey personalised SUNCOAST TOWERS SPA conference arrangements for small to large Suncoast Towers, groups. The Conference Centers are beauti20 Battery Beach Road , Durban fully appointed and ideally situated for Primarily known as a premium sporting 031 314 7900 superb views of the Zimbali Estate. venue, Moses Mabhida Stadium has hosted suncoasthotels.spa1@tsogosun.com many prestigious events from 2010 FIFA www.tsogosunhotels.com World Cup, the Top Gear Festival, and DURBAN NORTH high profile matches like Amazulu FC vs This beautiful Durban health spa encomCONFERENCE CENTRE Manchester United. But don’t imagine this passes the entire 9th floor of the Towers 5 North View Road, is all that it does! at the Suncoast Towers, which is situated Durban North on the gorgeous Golden Mile and features 031 563 9176 Moses Mabhida Stadium has a range of breathtaking sea views. www.dnccentre.co.za different versatile and sophisticated venue There are 7 treatment rooms at this Durban shiksha@dnccentre.co.za options to suit all kinds of event require- health spa, two of which are dual rooms. ments. Live music concerts with stars like Each offers private en-suite facilities to Our contemporary architecturally designed Neil Diamond have rocked the stadium create a very private and comfortable space Conference Venue and facilities located in and a crowd of 25 000 people. It has also for your comfort and enjoyment, and all the Kwazulu Natal, is ideal for events of hosted the Fact Durban Rocks concert and have the most spectacular view of the all sizes. We are proud to offer excellent the home of the Durban Day music festival. Indian Ocean. facilities which are hard to find especially Family days and fun runs have been held The practitioners have been trained by at competitive prices. So if you want to on the rolling lawns of People’s Park. It is Indonesian therapists, in our signature hold a function that will be talked about for also perfect for a product launch, fashion massage ‘The Sea Whisperer’, as well as months, even years afterwards? We’d love show, art exhibition, a corporate lunch, other treatments. to be challenged to dazzle your guests with conference or even a more intimate private Décor at the Suncoast Spa is modern and an extraordinary experience. Allow us to be soiree. In fact, the possibilities are endless chic and every aspect has been designed part of your celebrations, decision-making, when it comes to what you want to organwith the guest’s comfort in mind. training & motivational presentations. Our ise at Moses Mabhida Stadium. team of friendly & professional coordinators will assist you with planning to the RIVERSIDE DAY SPA Set your imagination free and we’ll provide finest detail to ensure that your function is Riverside Hotel, Durban North the backdrop for your event. This exciting extraordinary & first of many. At DNCC we 031 564 6006 entertainment venue will guarantee an don’t only do business, we create lasting www.riversidedayspa.co.za extraordinary experience. relationships. bookings@riversidedayspa.co.za

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he North West province is home to two premier game reserves housing the Big Five, parts of two World Heritage Sites, the Sun City entertainment complex, a variety of adventure-sport destinations and an underwater cave-diving experience. For the most part, South Africa’s North West province is a vast grassland dotted with trees and views that stretch to distant horizons. It is rich in minerals and is also known as the ‘platinum province’. A combination of good weather and great soil makes it an agricultural epicentre, while natural and man-made attractions ensure that tourism is another major drawcard. Parts of two UNESCO World Heritage sites fall within North West: the Vredefort Dome – the world’s largest meteor-impact crater; and the Taung hominid fossil site, part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. North West’s capital, Mahikeng, is most famous for the 1899 Siege of Mafikeng during the Anglo-Boer War, and is also associated with the Boy Scout movement. A visit to the Mafikeng Museum, Kanon Kopje and the Barolong Boora Tshidi Kgotla will help fit the historical puzzle pieces in place.

The Magaliesberg cliffs overlook the picturesque Hartbeespoort Dam and its surrounds, which feature golf, water sports, hot air ballooning, abseiling, a cableway and a canopy trail that takes you on a kilometre-long suspended slide along the Magaliesberg cliffs. This area also has an arts and crafts route that attracts weekend visitors, as do the elephant sanctuary, monkey sanctuary and Hartbeespoort Snake and Animal Park,

The Vegas of South Africa, the Sun City hotel and entertainment complex, is about a two-hour drive from Johannesburg. It features the Palace of the Lost City hotel; the Sun City hotel; Valley of the Waves water theme park and beach venue; the 6 000-seater Superbowl venue; a theatre; and a casino. The resort also hosts the world-famous Nedbank Golf Challenge on the Gary Player Country Club course each year. And next door is the Kwena Gardens crocodile sanctuary. North West’s inland location and extensive grasslands provide the perfect setting for a number of malaria-free wildlife reserves. These include Madikwe, South Africa’s fourthlargest game reserve, and the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, both home to the Big Five as well as other mammals and birds. For a taste of traditional South African culture, visit the Lesedi cultural village, which features five traditional dwellings, each representing a culture of South Africa’s diverse population: Pedi, Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho and Ndebele. For something a little different, you can follow in the footsteps of one of South Africa’s literary giants, Herman Charles Bosman, as you follow his trail to Groot Marico. Magaliesberg, Hartbeespoort and Pilanesberg are popular weekend getaway spots, where paragliding, windsurfing, waterskiing and jet-skiing attract thrill-seekers. And there’s also Wondergat, an extensive underwater cave network where many divers have honed their skills. + 27 (0)11 895 3000 travel@southafrica.net www.southafrica.net

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A popular attraction in North West is the Magaliesberg mountain range, which boasts deep gullies and wonderful kloofs (ravines), with waterfalls of crystal-clear water spilling from the heart of the mountain – a paradise for climbers and hikers.

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riends of mine, friends of yours, friends of friends have all returned from a jubilant weekend at the Pilanesberg saying: ‘you have to go!’ I’m sure you have heard it a million times, the beauty, the variety and the tranquility that the Pilansberg offers. Bored with the anonymity of life, we all need to take the more interesting road and travel through the towns and adventurous destinations of South Africa. We all desire a pleasant holiday, fresh air and a break and an opportunity to delve into the territory of serenity.

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suites and residential estates. Legacy’s focus is to become Africa’s leading lifestyle brand, committed to enriching the dreams and lives of all with whom it’s associated, driven by the simple adage to leave all who come into contact with us, better off than before we met. Legacy... Creating Lifestyles, Enriching Dreams, Leaving Legacies.” This holds true with the three available accommodation options when visiting the Pilanesberg. The first is Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, the second Bakubung Bush Lodge and finally Tshukudu Bush Lodge. Each lodge boasts an intensely memorable stay and promises a charming and cherished experience… Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge Capture the spirit of Africa at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, where Mother Nature and guests meet in perfect harmony. There are 90 hotel rooms and

bakubung : + 27 (0) 14 552 6000 bakubung@legacyhotels.com www.bakubung.co.za

54 timeshare chalets. The game drives are exceptional and the rangers have a world of knowledge and passion! The wildlife is incomparable especially in the surroundings of the peace and calm of the bush. The lodge is located on the slopes of an ancient volcano. At Kwa Maritane guests are offered all the amenities of a prime resort within the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park. Bakubung Bush Lodge ‘Bakubung, where the Big Five roam’, is a mere two-hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg and ten minutes from Sun City. Bakubung catches your eye, as it is a place of breath-taking beauty and serenity. A place that is not pretentious nor ostentatious but rather authentic and luxurious. Concealed in the rich expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung, or “People of the Hippo”, offers you everything you need to get in

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touch with the bush. Tshukudu Bush Lodge Tshukudu – Above the African plains, nestled against the side of a hill surrounded by the mountains of the Pilanesberg National Park overlooking a waterhole and savannah plain, lies one of Africa’s most romantic bush lodges. Tshukudu is five star and offers premium quality and the back-to-nature setting enhances the extraordinary and special feel of the lodge. Each custom designed chalet offers a romantic sunken bath, an open plan lounge and bedroom, with a fireplace and private balcony. It is the perfect location for a first-class, unforgettable experience in the bush. It is a unique splendour and a top-notch creation that is well worth every penny! By Bianca Maletsky

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leading hotels Sparkling Waters Hotel hhh Rietfontein Farm JQ348, Rustenberg 014 535 0000 info@sparklingwaters.co.za www.sparklingwaters.co.za Situated in the heart of the Magaliesberg Mountains only 1.5 hours from Johannesburg, one hour from Pretoria, 32km from Rustenburg and 75km from Sun City, our luxurious three star hotel is the ideal holiday or conference venue.

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Akwaaba Lodge hhhh R52 Koster Rd, Rustenburg 014 592 5321 www.akwaabalodge.co.za reservations@akwaabalodge.co.za Akwaaba means “Welcome”, and that is exactly their aim at Akwaaba Lodge when you grace the doorstep – To make you feel welcome. Superior hospitality together with seamless service to ensure an unforgettable experience. Situated on a 72 hectare farm just 19 km outside of Rustenburg, on the Koster Road, a mere 1 hour 30 minutes from Jo’burg. The Lodge is 30min drive from Sun City. The lavishly 8 decorated rooms each with an African Theme, has one thing in mind – Luxury and Relaxation. All rooms are equipped with Air-conditioning and an En-Suite Bathroom.

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Plot 199, Pelindaba Road (R512), Broederstroom Tel: 012 205 8600 info@amanzingwe.co.za www.amanzingwe.co.za Amanzingwe Lodge is the perfect accommodation in Hartbeespoort Dam that offers the perfect Hartbeespoort Conference Venue out of the city in a tranquil setting in the heart of Harties! Amanzingwe, the graded 5 Star Conference Centre, Wedding & Events venue with Luxury accommodation, and superb restaurant, situated in the Hartbeespoort area, 40 minute drive from Pretoria, Brits or Sandton welcomes you to experience our motto: “Where service is a right not a privilege”.

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tailor an event to suit your needs - our top-notch facilities, stylish lodgings and friendly staff will not disappoint. To learn more about the Budmarsh experience, explore our online home and contact us should you have any queries.

Budmarsh Private Lodge hhhhh T1 Magalies Meander Rd, Magaliesburg 011 728 1800 www.budmarsh.co.za tracy.w@budmarsh.co.za Budmarsh is the perfect retreat for couples in need of a break or looking to celebrate a special moment, as well as the ideal base for those eager to explore the Magaliesberg and the Cradle of Humankind. Put your conference or special occasion in our capable hands, and allow us to

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Bakubung bush lodge hhhh Next to Sun City Ledig Village, Pilanesberg 014 552 6000 bakbrog@legacyhotels.co.za www.legacyhotels.co.za Bakubung, where the Big Five roam, a mere two-hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg and ten minutes from Sun City, lies a place of breath-taking beauty and serenity. A place called Bakubung Bush Lodge. Concealed in the rich expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung, or “People of the Hippo”, offers you everything you need to get in touch with the bush.

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world’s oldest mountain ranges, it is a concept in creative contradiction. At once combining vibrant vintage with eclectic fusion décor, Die Ou Pastorie showcases both cultural tradition and creative flair. We invite guests to explore the myriad pathways of our garden, interspersed with secluded groves, seated vistas and edible plants, before delighting in a sumptuous meal served in the original pastor’s home. The restaurant offers traditional Italian and South African cuisine, cooked slow with a twist, according to the tenets of relaxed eating.

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Central Reservations for Convention & Individual bookings: Tel: +27 (0) 11 314 4350 +27 (0) 11 314 4349 Emergencies: +27 (0) 83 262 2013 Fax: +27 (0) 11 314 1162 E-mail: taugame@mweb.co.za www.taugamelodge.com


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Located in a tranquil country setting at the foothills of the historic Rustenburg Kloof. The hotel offers numerous activities and has a unique gourmet dining experience aboard a historical railway dining coach.

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www.safarirustenburg.co.za Sun City Hotel hhhhh 1 Sun Village Rd Sun City, Pilanesberg 014 557 1000 www.suninternational.com The Sun City Hotel is the hedonistic heart of the Sun City Resort. The ambience of

the Hotel is one of glamour and sophistication. From the moment you enter the foyer your senses are assaulted by the bold design aspects and dramatic setting. The central area has been transformed into a jungle of lush foliage, cascading water and life-like boulders, encircling fast moving

slot machines. The hotel’s view comprises a magnificent landscape of subtropical gardens and a sparkling swimming pool. It has a total of 340 rooms, which either face the Gary Player Golf Course or pool area, with gardens stretching down to Sun City’s exciting Waterworld.

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Some 20 years ago, Recreation Africa purchased a portion of Boekenhoutfontein, the historic farm of President Paul Kruger. Over the years, adjoining land has been acquired, culminating in the consolidation of an area of some 1200 acres, which has been game fenced and populated with a wide variety of game, including eland, blesbok, impala, bushbuck, nyala, kudu, zebra, blue wildebeest, giraffe, sable and two endangered pygmy hippos. Invaluable environmental work has been undertaken to restore the wetlands and to remove alien vegetation. Prolific bird life has in turn been attracted.

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taurant with many Boer War memorabilia, a large swimming pool, game drives and an enclosure housing Stoffel and Matilda, two specimens of the endangered Pygmy Hippo species. In the evenings the Metswedi bar allows guests to partake of sun downers while watching the sunset over the natural bush.

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The magnificent Maropeng Conference Centre is located inside the iconic Maropeng Visitor Centre in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, a mere hour’s drive from Pretoria or Johannesburg. The location is perfect for an intensive strategy session or a small executive getaway close to the city.

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NORTH WEST tau game lodge hhhhh Madikwe Game Reserve 011 314 4350 www.taugamelodge.com taugame@mweb.co.za Tau is a South African luxury safari lodge situated on the far northern border of South Africa, in malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, the 4th largest game reserve in the country. 27 major species of game roam this South African nature reserve, making Tau Game Lodge the ideal place for a safari holiday, offering Big 5 game safaris and birdwatching safaris. Privately owned Tau Game Lodge, situated in the North West Province, can accommodate up to 60 people and offers an ideal South African conference venue as well as an idyllic wedding venue overlooking a natural waterhole. Enjoy an authentic South African safari vacation in the midst of natural wildlife, complete with great game viewing and luxury private facilities, at our South Africa luxury safari lodge.

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Capture the spirit of Africa at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, where Mother Nature and guests meet in perfect harmony. Located on the slopes of an ancient volcano, Kwa Maritane offers guests all the amenities of a prime resort within the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park.

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Experience an oasis of splendour... the 4-star Peermont Walmont hotel is dressed in classic style with every modern comfort. Rooms are equipped with an airconditioner, bath and shower, and TV with selected satellite channels. In the central courtyard is a swimming pool with a pool terrace and bar. The resort has a range of sports and recreational facilities - perfect for adults and children. Guests also have access to all the casino, dining, and convention facilities at Mmabatho Palms as well as use of the adjacent 18-hole championship Leopard Park Golf Course. The hotel features (150 rooms) with 73 Classic rooms, 28 Deluxe rooms, 24 Luxury rooms, 20 Executive rooms, 3 Suites, 1 Presidential suite and 1 Special assistance room. Smoking and non-smoking rooms available.

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7 Farm Zeehoek, Magaliesburg 014 577 9600 www.dehoek.com reservations@dehoek.com De Hoek lies graciously in a serene country setting an hour from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The hotel is an impressive masterpiece of Sandstone, Oregon pine, beautiful fabrics and handcrafted Mahogany furniture. Twenty luxurious suites, superlative cuisine and acclaimed service blend seamlessly to create a classic refined ambience, that reflects a pampered sense of timelessness and privilege. Guests feel welcomed, relaxed and fulfilled.

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Tshukudu – Above the African Plains. Nestled against the side of a hill surrounded by the mountains of the Pilanesburg National Park; overlooking a waterhole and savannah plain, lies Tshukudu, one of Africa’s most romantic bush lodges. Game traverse the plane below and Big Five sightings are the norm rather than the exception. Each custom designed lodge offers a romantic sunken bath, an open plan lounge and bedroom, with a fireplace and private balcony. Tshukudu is famous for its service, bushveld experience, the quality of game rangers and uniqueness of its African inspired cuisine.

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leading restaurants AFRICAN SWISS RESTAURANT Plot 119, 0240, Broederstroom 083 476 0507 info@africanswiss.com www.africanswiss.com Want to have a truly different social and dining experience? Then pop into the African Swiss Restaurant, open since the 4th of June 04. AfricanSwiss is very different to any existing restaurants in South Africa. Our dishes are prepared freshly, natural and when ever possible organic. We specialize in Southern German, Swiss food, as well as fermented sour dough wood fired Pizzas.

SILVER ORANGE BISTRO On the R513, close to the Mfula Intersection, Hartebeespoort 082 378 2948 www.silverorangebistro.co.za

LA DOLCE VITA GUEST GOUSE AND CONFERENCE CENTRE

ence filled with all the pleasures of sunny indulgence.

La Dolce Vita Guesthouse, 105 Joslyn Str, Kosmos, Hartebeespoort Dam 012 253 5949 stay@ladolcevitaguesthouse.co.za www.ladolcevitaguesthouse.co.za

Santorini - Sun City

Like all good Italians, we believe that food is the language of love and we slave over our hot stoves every day of the week to bring you truly decadent dining. Besides a hearty Italian-styled breakfast we offer a set three course menu in the romantic pool-side setting which is further enhanced with Belgium chocolate and Italian coffee.

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The Crystal Court The Palace of the Lost City, Sun City 014 557 4315 www.suninternational.com

The Raj The Entertainment Centre, Sun City 014 5571222 raj@za.suninternational.com www.therajrestaurant.com

A Dutch Windmill - large and modern looking, on the side of the R511. Less than an hour’s easy drive from Joburg and within sight of the Hartebeespoort Dam! The Windmill restaurant stands like a beacon in the centre of what is the beginning of a small, new development.

Sun City, The Palace, Pilanesberg 014 557 3280 www.suninternational.com

Silver Orange offers contemporary South African cuisine with a menu that changes every second week. We are proud of all our dishes and therefore only the freshest local and imported ingredients are used.

Santorini, promises to give you a majestic experience. The food & culinary traditions are being rediscovered & celebrated. The restaurant fuses décor & captures the idyllic simplicity of the Greek Islands.

The Peninsula Bar, situated adjacent to the Peninsula Restaurant, is an ideal venue to relax & enjoy pre-dinner drinks. The bar is operational on Friday and Saturday evenings from 18h00 until 23h00.

1 Jan Smuts Drive Meerhof, Hartbeespoort 012 259 0955 / 082 578 4847 www.thewindmillharties.co.za

THE TUSK BAR & LOUNGE

The Silver Orange Bistro is country style bistro situated on the family owned citrus farm on the R513 in the beautiful Hartbeespoort. This small thatched bistro seats a maximum of 60/70 diners per seating in three separate rooms each featuring an antique Murano crystal chandelier. Sunday lunch in the garden is extremely popular and reservations are essential at all times.

Cascade Hotel Pool Deck, Sun City 014 557 5850 www.santorini-restaurants.co.za

As its name suggests the Tusk Bar and Lounge boasts three 5.6 metre elephant tusk arches, recreating a surreal safari encounter. This classy watering hole creates an unmatched experience of colonial grandeur.

Exquisitely prepared international cuisine, the Crystal Court is surrounded by towering floor-to-ceiling windows, which provide an excellent view of the tropical jungle and shimmering waters. The Gold room, a small room inside the Crystal Court room where you can privatize for dinner. Live piano & entertainment on weekends.

TREASURE ISLAND SNACK BAR The Cabanas, Sun City, Pilanesberg www.suninternational.com Situated on a deck overlooking the Waterworld lake, Treasure Island Snack Bar offers all its patrons a tranquil experiLEADING VENUES / www.gohello.co.za

The Raj Indian Restaurants offers all the splendour of traditional North Indian cuisine. The service is efficient & friendly & the food is undeniably the most authentic Indian cuisine available in the country.


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leading conference & Exhibition venues SPARKLING WATERS HOTEL & SPA Rietfontein Farm JQ 348, Rietfontein, RTB District 014 535 0000 www.sparklingwaters.co.za info@sparklingwaters.co.za Over the past 23 years Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa has become an extremely popular destination for both family holidays and conferences. Innovative packages with value added extras make the rates and packages irresistible. All the conference rooms are fitted with data projectors, flipcharts, whiteboards and screens and the Kingfisher room also has a Blu Ray DVD and HDMI Data Projector with 8 Speaker Yamaha ampilied sound system.

SUN CITY Sun City Resort North West Province 014 557 1000 www.suninternational.com/sun-city scenq@suninternational.com Only 187km from the thriving business district of Johannesburg, the Sun City Resort is a one-stop shop when looking for conference venues in South Africa. With facilities for anything from 10 to more than 6,000 people, Sun City Resort has indoor and outdoor conference venues at various locations on the resort. One of the most recent additions to the conference venues at Sun City is the mysterious Maze of the Lost City, which can host up to 200 people.

BAKUBUNG BUSH LODGE Pilanesberg National Park 014 552 6000 www.bakubung.co.za bakubung@legacyhotels.com

We are perfectly located to host your next function whether it is a wedding, a 21st birthday party or any other celebration. With the game drives that we offer and Sun City and the Lost City right on our doorstep, you will find a host of activities to choose from. For function dining we have created a “self-selector” menu - allowing you to tailor your culinary desires to your own taste. Speak to our Executive Chef, who will be happy to assist.

R565, Rustenburg 011 950 6000 www.kedar.co.za sales@rali.co.za Kedar Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa is an ideal venue for any conference, function or team building. The hotel can catre for up to 150 guests and has onsite catering facilities and accommodation. A traditional rondavel-shaped royal meeting house – a Lekgotla – seats 24 people and houses authentic Tswana antiques and historical artifacts dating back to the Iron Age. The entrance to the Lekgotla is “guarded” by a Tswana warrior sculpture, created by renowned artist, Adam Madebe.

TAU GAME LODGE Madikwe Game Reserve 011 314 4350 www.taugamelodge.co.za taugame@mweb.co.za On the far northern border of South Africa lies a beautiful area known as the Great Marico and it is in this spectacular setting, in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, that Tau Game Lodge South Africa is situated. The main hall of this South African conference venue is made up of three sub-halls, each of which can operate independently or together via a touch-screen control system. High quality, strategically placed equipment has been installed in the 3 sub-halls and all systems have been integrated and configured to maximize performance and enhance aesthetic qualities.

MMABATHO PALMS HOTEL, CASINO, CONVENTION RESORT

Nelson Mandela Drive, Mmabatho, Mafikeng 018 389 1111 www.mmabathopalms.co.za info@mmabathopalms.co.za The world-class convention facilities include four conference rooms which can accommodate up to 300 guests.

AMANI SPA @ IVORY TREE GAME LODGE Pilansberg Game Reserve 011 781 1661 www.ivorytreegamelodge.com francois@anthology.co.za A Truly African Experience.

leading wellness centres GARY PLAYER HEALTH SPA @ SUN CITY Sun City Resort 014 557 5288 www.suninternational.com/sun-city gphs@iafrica.com This Sun City spa is a sophisticated, lavish retreat offering relaxation and rejuvenation. Situated at the Gary Player Spa and Country Club, the Gary Player Health Spa offers a wide range of beauty treatments and products, as well as fully-equipped, state-of-the-art gymnasium, a spa pool and full locker facilities and change rooms, including a steam room.

SPA IN THE COUNTRY @ KEDAR COUNTRY HOTEL R565, Rustenburg 011 950 6000 www.kedar.co.za sales@rali.co.za Experience a treatment in one of the four exclusive therapy rooms, uniquely situated on the dam wall. Utilize relaxation areas, or make use of the spa facilities, which include a sauna, steam and private pool area, overlooking the grasslands. Indulge in a variety of authentically African treatments, ranging from anti-stress massages, aromatherapy and reflexology.

HUNTERS REST WELLNESS CENTRE

R24 – Rustenburg/Krugersdorp Road, Rustenburg 014 537 8300 www.huntersresthotel.co.za hunters@huntersresthotel.co.za

It is our wish to create a space for your body and mind to experience a rehabilitation of spirit and rejuvenation of your entire being during your stay with us. We choose to bring to you a pure, all-natural, chemical-free spa in our room treatment .Our therapeutic product application are enhanced by their purity in ingredient selection and powerful effects. Our therapists will help you choose the best treatVenues offer flexible configuration capaciment for your needs, whether it is to calm ties and state-of-the-art technology makthe mind, stimulate the body or to stretch ing it suitable for a variety of functions out sore and tired muscles. Each treatment from board meetings to team-building or will calm and centre you, ensuring that from weddings to conferences. your return to daily life will be filled with renewed energy.

The Grand Leopard Room features a preassembly area and can be sub-divided into two rooms, namely the Leopard Room and Mebala Room. The Leopard Room also features a 26,64m² stage. There is also the Boma, perfect for outdoor events with a seating capacity of up to 120 guests.

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Amani African Spa at Ivory Tree Game Lodge is the ultimate escape for pure self-indulgence. A banquet for the soul and senses using our unique Spa product brand, Africology, made from the purest of ingredients, free from artificial preservatives, colouring & fragrances. Relax in the lap of luxury and enjoy our pampering Holistic Body, Skin and Beauty Rituals designed to revitalise and restore the balance & harmony to your body, mind & soul. You are guaranteed to walk out glowing from the inside out!

ASKARI SPA 014 577 2658 www.askarilodge.co.za cro@guvon.co.za

Askari Spa at Askari Game Lodge reflects the environment that surrounds it – African veldt and wildlife rise up to meet the African sky and majestic Magaliesberg mountain range. This Big 5 Game lodge is scenically set between Hekpoort and Magalieburg and pays tribute to South Africa’s rich archeological and cultural history within a malaria-free environment. Located in the heart of the lodge, the spa complex boasts with an individual treatment room, a couples room with a double outdoor shower and a couples hydrotherapy bath, separate men’s and ladies change rooms each with a unique steam room which opens into one. The entire spa opens up on outdoor relaxation areas and private gardens.

ETALI SAFARI LODGE Madikwe Game Reserve 012 346 0124 info@etalisafari.co.za www.etalisafari.co.za

Our core philosophy of natural health is based on holism and incorporates healing and rejuvenating body, mind and spirit, guaranteed to reawaken your five senses. Etali’s state-of the-art Wellness Spa is a unique concept. The design and layout of the cool, thatched, earthy toned secluded Wellness rooms, lends itself to a sense of ‘space’ allowing the soundtrack of the great outdoors to float in and lull you into a deep state of relaxation. You hear the echo of the elephants around the water hole and the weaverbirds tapping on the windows. This piece of undisturbed Africa is where nature is truly in its element… allowing you to discover how fantastically good you really can feel.

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outh Africa’s Free State province boasts some of the most impressive rock features in the world. It is most renowned for the mighty sandstone cliffs that tower above the Golden Gate Highlands National Park and the hills at Vredefort that form part of a pre-historic meteorite impact crater. The Free State has many geological wonders to be explored. Shaped by time, these striking features are as visually awesome as they are significant to the history of the world. Two of the Free State’s top geological attractions are the cliffs of the Golden Gate Highlands National Park and the Vredefort Dome. The geological wonders of the Free State were formed anything from millions to billions of years ago. The northern Free State’s Vredefort Dome is the impact site of a major meteorite, believed to have struck earth two billion years ago. Scientists gauge that the meteorite was 10km in diameter, larger than South Africa’s Table Mountain. It is estimated the impact vaporised 70 cubic kilometres of rock, leaving a 300km-diameter crater. This crater is now represented by a ring of hills, northwest of the impact point, called the Vredefort Hills. They are all that remain of the crater, the other peaks formed by

the meteorite impact have since been covered by age-old sediment. Visitors can hike the hills, or abseil, horse ride and canoe the area around the Vredefort Dome, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. South of Vredefort, in the eastern Free State, are the geological wonders of the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. This protected area is renowned for its impressive sandstone features, most notably The Sentinel buttress. The Sentinel is the most northern point of the Drakensberg mountains and an iconic symbol of this national park. The Sentinel hiking trail takes visitors 3 000 m above the Drakensberg Amphitheatre, affording spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. The area is filled with other interesting sandstone formations including caves, overhangs, rock shelters and cliffs, such as the peculiarly named Gladstone’s Nose and Titanic. The Golden Gate Highlands National Park rests at the foothills of the Maluti Mountains, which are geological wonders themselves, and which provide a dramatic backdrop to the beautiful eastern Free State. + 27 (0)11 895 3000 travel@southafrica.net www.southafrica.net

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Capital: Bloemfontein

• Language: 64.4% of the Free State inhabitants speak Sesotho, 11.9% Afrikaans, 9.1% isiXhosa Population: approximately 2 800 000

• Population share: 5,7% of South African •

Area: 168 966 square kilometers

Land share: 5.7% of South Africa

Land share: 13.9% of South Africa of which 32 000 square kilometers is cultivated land and 87 000 square kilometers is natural veld and grazing a further

• Phenomenon: The Northern Free State near Parys forms part of the Vredefort Dome, the largest vis ible meteor-impact site in the world. LEADING VENUES / www.gohello.co.za

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leading hotels Acacia Lodge hhhh 2 Kriek Str, Fichardtpark, Bloemfontein 051 522 0519 bookings@acacialodge.co.za www.acacialodge.co.za Acacia Lodge is situated in a peaceful residential area, close to the N1 and the Windmill Casino. Acacia Lodge offers luxurious, modern accommodation in Bloemfontein for travellers or the busy business man/woman. A well-kept designer garden and an outdoor lounge by the pool area, offers guests easy living, comfort and a homey atmosphere in a friendly environment.

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Black Mountain Hotel hhhhh Groothoekdam Rd, Thaba’ Nchu 051 871 4200 www.blackmountainhotel.co.za mkt@blackmountainhotel.co.za Welcome to Black Mountain Leisure & Conference Hotel, Luxury and elegance in the heart of Maria Moroka Nature Reserve. Approximately 80km east of Bloemfontein, The vast public areas are under interlinked pyramids, whose patterned walls and grey slate roofs fit perfectly into the surrounding landscape Elegantly furnished rooms in spectacular surroundings, Blackmountain Hotel has 115 en-suite rooms, including 2 suites with private gardens or balcony and all the neccessary mod-cons. Black Mountain Conference facilities comprise of 9 venues, offering state of the art facilities from 16 seater to 550 seater in cinema style seating.

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Bloem Spa Hotel & Conference Centre is a Three Star facility nestled in the heart of the Free State, located between the National Botanical Gardens and the North Western suburbs of Bloemfontein. On a secluded hillside with views of the neighboring suburbs and surrounded by the natural veld, you’ll immediately feel the stress of the city life escape you.

With services ranging from conference and function venues to accommodation and spa facilities with walking trails- combining corporate and relaxation – we’re the ideal choice for the business guest away from home, the conference planner organizing their next event, the bridal couple in search of a memorable venue or for anyone looking to get away from their everyday routine and spoil themselves a little bit.

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Oranje Guest Farm is a working farm, amongst the beautiful mountains of the Eastern Free State in South Africa, located between Fouriesburg and Clarens, near the border of Lesotho. The rondavel, family rooms, bridal-suite and bedrooms in the restorated farmhouse, all have their own entrance, TV, electric blankets, safe, hair dryer, heater and hospitality tray. Log fires in winter. With its panoramic view, the veranda is ideal for barbeques and sundowners.

k100 Innes Guest House hhhh 29 Innes Ave, Waverly, Bloemfontein 051 433 1555

Most of the ten luxury bedrooms open onto a private verandah overlooking the Nature Reserve or the beautiful garden. All the rooms have ensuite bathrooms (bath and shower) and sufficient space to ensure a relaxing yet invigorating stay. The well-maintained swimming pool and floodlit tennis court invites guests to spend as much time outside as they choose to.

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Situated on the peaceful slopes of Naval Hill, Innes Guesthouse borders the Naval Hill Nature Reserve in a quiet northern suburb of Bloemfontein. The Nature Reserve, the only one of its kind in the world, is situated in the centre of the city.

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Oranje Guest Farm hhhh Between Clarens & Fouriesburg, Fouriesburg 058 223 0412 www.jimfouche.co.za oranjegh@mweb.co.za

1 Union Ace, Navilhill 051 430 1111 www.hotelpresident.co.za reservations@rhg.co.za The President Hotel is situated at Naval Hill Bloemfontein and offers 145 bedrooms, a restaurant and the Expresso Bar. This hotel is ideal for the business traveller, family stopover, conferences, weddings, exhibitions, training workshops and all events.

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k200 The Urban Hotel hhh Corner of Henry & Parfitt Avenues, Parkwest, Bloemfontein 051 433 1555 www.urbanhotel.co.za Centrally located near the city’s business hub and main shopping destinations the Urban Hotel is Bloemfontein’s premium overnight destination. The hotel offers all essential services in an elegant setting and

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Discover affordable style...the 3-star select services Metcourt hotel at Frontier Inn and Casino offers 21 cosy rooms, stylishly decorated with warm furnishings. Each room has air-conditioning, bath and shower, satellite TV and direct dial telephones. Wireless internet access is available in the hotel lobby. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at The Golden Gate Spur or order-in from the 24-hour fast food delivery service. Guests also have access to casino, dining and entertainment facilities. Frontier is conveniently located near to a host of arts and adventure towns and activities like Clarens and Golden Gate National Park. The hotel features (21 rooms) including 8 Classic rooms, 12 Superior rooms and 1 Special assistance room. Smoking and non-smoking rooms available.

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leading CONFERENCE & EXPO CENTRES CORPORATE BOUTIQUE HOTEL & CONFERENCE Corner Third Ave & Brill Street Westdene, Bloemfontein 051 406 0900 www.cbhc.co.za info@cbhc.co.za The Corporate Boutique Hotel and Conferences is an exclusive, stylish facility conveniently situated in the up-market business area of Westdene, Bloemfontein. Situated in tranquility with a park on the one side and sport fields on the other. This facility is situated near the Loch Logan Waterfront and Mimosa Mall, with various restaurants just around the corner.

SOUTHERN SUN ,BLOEMFONTEIN Corner Nelson Mandela and Melville Drive, Brandwag, Bloemfontein 051 444 1253 ssbloemfontein@tsogosun.com www.tsgosun.com Three separate conferencing venues are available at Southern Sun Bloemfontein. These conference facilities in Bloemfontein cater for groups between 10 to 60 persons, the conferencing team is on hand to assist in planning your board meeting, banquet or conference. The rooms are well equipped to offer private, serviced meeting requirements available at a daily fee including venue hire, standard conference equipment and refreshments.

BLACK MOUNTAIN LEISURE & CONFERENCE HOTEL

Groothoek Dam Road, Thaba’Nchu 051 871 4200 resmgr@blackmountainhotel.co.za www.blackmountain.co.za The conferencing venues comprise of 9 rooms, ranging from a 16 seater Boardroom to The Rhino Room which can accommodate 550 delegates, in cinema style seating. State of the art equipment is available and a comprehensive range of themed dinner and menus are available, catering to the most discerning of guest.

MONT D’OR HOTEL 502 Sias Oosthuizen , Clarens 058 256 1221 www.montdor.co.za reservations@montdor.co.za

We cater for a variety of functions including conferences, seminars, product launches, year-end functions and meetings in a secure environment. Well trained attentative staff will attend to all your needs and ensure that your conference is a success. If you are planning a conference, no matter the size, our conference facilities will exceed your expectations.Our conference facilities cater for between 8 and 100 delegates with the capacity to supply both the conference venue and accommodation. Dedicated staff trained to provide conferencing technical support will be personally available to attend to delegates to ensure your conference runs for any meals requested and offer a wide smoothly. See our Gallery for a table of variety of choices specially tailored to a our seating capacities and layouts. groups needs. We can take your team building ideas and VELGELEGEN GUEST FARM develop them into team building activities Farm Welgelegen 151, Road S508, to enhance your team work. Fouriesburg District 011 452 6730 Le Grand Chateau and the group of www.velgelegenvenue.co.za devoted staff strive to help clients reach their desired goals above and beyond info@welgelegenvenue.co.za expectation and offer a complete solution for all your conferencing needs.. Our conference venue is situated right on the picturesque lake - a more relaxed Our conference venues can take groups environment would be very hard to find. from as little as 10 delegates up to a maximum of 100 delegates. Combined the lake and the mountains, and you have an ideal venue for groups who are looking for a luxurious conference AMOHELA HO SPITSKOP facility and team building activities. Spitskop Farm, Our day or overnight conference packages have been designed to allow for tailormade conferences, corporate getaways or product launches. We can accommodate up to 180 people for a day conference, or 55-60 overnight in shared accommodation in 10 Chalets sleeping 4 per unit and two Guest Houses sleeping 6 and 7 people.

LE GRAND CHATEAU

61 Boom Street, Parys 056 811 3767 www.lgchotel.co.za reservations@lgchotel.co.za We have fully equipped air conditioned conference rooms which can assist your group in achieving their goals. We cater

LA LA NATHI COUNTRY GUEST HOUSE Farm Just Off N3, Durban side of Harrismith 058 623 0282 www.lalanathi.co.za La La Nathi is ideally situated for conferences, located centrally between Durban, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein which makes this a convenient meeting place. We have two conference rooms. The “Pool Room” and “Khumbula Hall”. Khumbula Hall can be divided into smaller sections depending on the size of conference.

DE STIJL GARIEP HOTEL

District Clocolan 051 943 7013 www.amohela-ho-spitskop.co.za

2 Aasvoel Street, Gariep Dam 051 754 0062 www.destijl.co.za

Amohela Ho Spitskop, a 310ha privately owned Retreat, is nestled in a valley between Ficksburg and Clocolan, in the scenically stunning Eastern Highlands of the Free State.

Gariep Dam, due to its central location is fast becoming a popular destination for functions, corporate events and conferences. Located between the South African provinces of Eastern and Northern Cape and Free State on the N1. de Stijl Gariep Hotel is therefore all about location, location and location.

The Retreat offers fly fishing, walks, hikes, mountain cycle trails, small game, birding, beautiful stars and seclusion and privacy. An extended dining room provides the perfect setting for small workshops and informal conferences for 18 people. Rediscover your soul in the vast space and timelessness of the Highlands, where magnificent sunrises and sunsets begin and end each day.

Uniquely designed de Stijl Gariep Hotel embodies city chic, in a Karoo setting offering clients a highly productive workshop or conference venue away from the distractions of the office. We offer three conference or function rooms able to host up to 300 delegates in a variety of tailor made combinations.

ACACIA LODGE

2 Kriek Street, Fichardt Park, Bloemfontein 051 522 0519 www.acacialodge.co.za

We are happy to assist with travel arrangements to and from the airport and other local destinations in and around Bloemfontein. LEADING VENUES / www.gohello.co.za

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We offer conference facilities for up to 30 delegates in a fully air conditioned venue with audio visual equipment. We offer a full catering service.

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leading WELLNESS CENTRES DE OUDE KRAAL SPA 35km South of Bloemfontein on the N1 (to Cape Town) 051 564 0733 www.deoudekraal.com info@deoudekraal.com A Bloemfontein Spa that will offer you an unforgettable spa experience. De Oude Kraal Spa has outstanding facilities to provide for holistic health and relaxation. This luxurious Free State, Bloemfontein spa has highly skilled and trained staff to offer you a perfect spa experience. Your spa experience will take place on a Merino sheep farm, where De Oude Kraal Spa is situated. You will experience a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, perfect for a day of spa pampering treatments. This Bloemfontein spa experience will leave you relaxed, rejuvenated, and energized. The Spa Decor is very unique; having the Merino sheep as the main theme throughout the spa and this theme is evident in all aspects of the spa decor, spa treatment rooms, spa treatments names, textures and color schemes.

EMOYA SPA Emoya Estate, 7 Frans Kleinhans Road, Bloemfontein 051 436 8471 www.emoya.co.za info@emoya.co.za Emoya Private Game Reserve, Conference Centre and Spa is situated on the western border of Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State. This region is also known as “Big Sky Country”.

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This 270 hectare Game and Nature Reserve is located in a pristine natural setting and offers visitors Superior Accommodation as rated by the AA. Stay in our Basotho Village Hotel which offers all the modern day luxuries such as airconditioning, LCD TV, Wi-Fi Internet, etc. or stay in our unique Shanty Town (Makhukhu Village) and experience traditional township (informal settlement style) living within a safe Private Game Reserve environment

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Our luxury day and night spa offers an unique experience of true African indulgence.

CLARENS WELLNESS DAY SPA Corner Main & Swart Streets (now Sias Oosthuizen Str), Clarens 082 887 1503 www.clarenswellnessdayspa.co.za clarenswellness@telkomsa.net

Getting away from it all in the picturesque little village called Clarens, we offer the elements for the ideal day treat during your breakaway. A getaway to tranquillity and a destination that rekindles the story book image of peace and contentment. This little village lies at the foothills of the Maluti Mountains, described by some as the most beautiful village in the Free State. The surrounding sandstone cliffs, together with magnificent views of the Maluti Mountains offer the opportunity to experience the beauty of the Eastern Free State at its finest. The surrounding natural beauty creates the ideal atmosphere to ensure an unforgettable experience.

BODY BLISS DAY SPA Kiara Lodge, Clarens, Maluti Mountains 058 256 1062 www.bodybliss.co.za kiaraspa@bodybliss.co.za The Spa is located within the reception building of the resort. It provides the full array of Body Bliss service from a basic facial right through to the Luxury Treatment packages. A range of products are available for sale to the public.

MONT D’OR SPA

Clarens 058 256 1221 www.montdor.co.za reservations@montdor.co.za Only three hours from Johannesburg and Bloemfontein and four hours from Durban, Mont D ‘Or Hotel and Conference Centre invites you to exhale deeply, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Maluti Mountains, the luxurious décor, the outstanding service, and the first-class dining of our fine establishment. To further indulge during your stay, the MontD’Or Day Spa located on the hotel premises offers the ultimate repose. The magnificence of Mont D ‘Or welcomes you. Come and relax, unwind and spend a day in tranquil serenity at our world class Mont D’Or Spa.

leading restaurants COCO C & CHOCOLATIER

Chocolate We put forward to you a continuous study of chocolate as seen through the eyes of Coco C Restaurant & Chocolatier. Cuisine Haute Cuisine transformed by the mystical powers of Cacao. Every dish, savoury or sweet has been designed to offer a new tasting experience with every tantalizing bite, taking your taste buds on an adventure to explore new sensations and unexpected delights. Coco C’s Origin Her belief that life is a celebration compelled Sofia Augousti, the owner, to create Coco C Restaurant and Chocolatier. She wanted to combine reality and fantasy, creating a destination where the imagined can be experienced through all your senses. Inspired by the movie, Chocolat, Sofia created a restaurant where the food is magically transformed by the mystical powers of the cacao bean. A dreamlike atmosphere was created with flair and passion to embody her vision of a place where all the emotions of splendour, lust and love entwine, where one could celebrate the essence of living. Get Together Get Together is the brainchild of Antonette Piek, who in 2001 established this unique coffee shop concept in Bloemfontein. The menu boasts a mix between modern and traditional foods including ginger beer, pap & wors, bobotie, roosterkoeke and a wide selection of delicious cakes. The shops’ interiors are all traditionally decorated with antiques such as old photos, milk cans, and old bicycles that cleverly blend the old with the modern in a unique, yet subtle manner. Get Together Coffee Shop is intimate, warm and inviting. Our customers become our family. An owner-operator of this type of franchise needs to be fully committed with a genuine passion for the industry.

CLEMENTINES 315 Church Str, Clarens 058 256 1616 / 082 453 7060 www.clementines.co.za shelley@clementines.co.za LEADING VENUES / www.gohello.co.za

Once a S A Railways bus service maintenance shed, the property was developed into a restaurant site in 1997. Serving the local community, the bus service travelled daily between Clarens and Bethlehem. The neighbouring Bibliophile bookstore was originally the bus station. The property was sold in 1999, changed into a fine dining establishment and renamed Clementines. Enjoy the warmth of fireside dining in winter or summer al fresco meals with a magnificent mountain backdrop. But don’t miss a meal at Clementines it’s a local institution.

THE RAJ Shop 10, Windmill Casino, Jan Pierewiet & Ni, Bloemfontein 051 421 0034 The Raj Indian Restaurants offers all the splendour of traditional North Indian cuisine. The service is efficient and friendly and the food is undeniably the most authentic Indian cuisine available in the country. The food is spicy, delicious and traditional with the menu offering a large variety of authentic Indian culinary styles such as Tikka Masala, Vindaloo, Korma and Bhoona. Our master chefs are all from India and bring with them at least seven proud generations of Indian culinary knowledge and traditions.

CARAMELLOS Shop 6, Preller Square, Louw Wepener Str, Dan Pienaar 051 436 5283 www.caramellos.co.za caramellospty@mweb.co.za Caramello’s was established in 2002. The name was derived from the Greek word “Caramella” which means sweet treat. Caramellos is an established brand in Central South Africa and aims to cater for the sophisticated markets confectionery, bakery & coffee shop needs. Stores locations are best suited in high traffic shopping complexes. Our store model requires between 180m2 - 200m2 combined retail space. Our unique stores strive to give an unparallel customer experience by ensuring that our PEOPLE, PRODUCT & EQUIPMENT are of a superior nature whilst keeping QAULITY, SERVICE, CLEANLINESS & ADMINISTRATION at the highest levels. We believe in open communication between ourselves and our patrons and understand without them we have no business. Despite the current growth within the group, service & customer satisfaction will always remain at the core of everything we do.


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Engen Quick Stop, College Crossing, Nelson Mandela Drive, Brandwag, Bloemfontein 051 444 3178

Shop 1D, Preller Plein Center, Graaff Reinet Str, Dan Pienaar Ext, 051 436 6148 www.ctfm.com bloemfontein@ctfm.co.za

Get Together is the brainchild of Antonette Piek, who in 2001 established this unique coffee shop concept in Bloemfontein. The menu boasts a mix between modern and traditional foods including ginger beer, pap & wors, bobotie, roosterkoeke and a wide selection of delicious cakes. The shops’ interiors are all traditionally decorated with antiques such as old photos, milk cans, and old bicycles that cleverly blend the old with the modern in a unique, yet subtle manner. Get Together Coffee Shop is intimate, warm and inviting. Our customers become our family. An owner-operator of this type of franchise needs to be fully committed with a genuine passion for the industry.

LORD FRASER GUEST HOUSE 10 De Bruyn Str, Wepener 051 5831480 www.lordfraser.co.za Your Gateway to Lesotho! Situated 120KM from Bloemfontein. Lord Fraser… the name itself evokes images of days gone by… of aristocracy and good living… of an atmosphere of old leather, fine cognac and times when life seemed easier and less complicated.

278 ON MAIN 278 Main Str, Clarens 082 556 5208 Clarens, a quaint village renowned as the Jewel of the Free State, is highly regarded for its art and craft galleries, magnificent surroundings and adventure activities. Conveniently located in the heart of Clarens, 278 on Main offers luxurious home-from-home accommodation, delicious country fare and an intriguing deli and gallery. Proprietor, Sue Campbell has a well deserved reputation for being one of the most hospitable hosts in the village.

AVANTI ITALIAN RESTAURANT Henry Str, Bloemfontein 051 447 4198 www.avantirestaurant.co.za

THE TERRACE RESTAURANT Oliewenhuis Art Museum, 16 Harry Smith Str, Arboretum 051 448 6834 www.theterracebloem.co.za The Terrace Restaurant & Coffee Shop is the ideal place to break away from everyday reality and stress. The perfect setting for clients to refine their body, mind and soul and enjoy the serenity that nature has to offer. Whether it is a moment out of the office or weekends spend with friends and family, there is absolutely no other place to visit, relax and enjoy yourself. We guarantee our clients that each and every dish is prepared with greatest care to ensure that the taste will definitely compliment the outstanding presentation. We take pride in our dishes that are really created with passion.

DE OUDE HUIZE YARD De Oude Huize Yard, 17A Stuart Str, Harrismith, Free State 058 623 0483 At De Oude Huize Yard, we offer accommodation with a difference. Our furniture is historical, each piece with its own story to tell, yet we still offer modern amenities to bring the 150 year old house up to speed – a little. If you enjoy a stay with us in Harrismith, you will take comfort in our rooms warmed up by crackling fire-places; oregon pine floors; cast iron baths with soaps and pampers; towelling gowns to wrap yourself in and books to captivate you. All our rooms have en suite bathrooms with separate baths and showers. Each room has its own private entrance for your convenience. “The Stoep” has Morris chairs awaiting your arrival to experience the tranquility, spectacular bird viewing and beautiful views of the garden and Platberg.

Overlooking Platberg Mountain, you can enjoy a breathtaking view while savouring a delicious dinner from our popular restaurant. Our meals are prepared with home-grown produce and we support local farmers for only the freshest produce.

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Here at De Stijl we are proudly Karoo. We use Karoo produce where possible organic, fresh and local is what we believe in. This belief is what makes our food unique and as tasty and as special as it is. Our chefs are passionate about the area and are always on the look out for new ideas and ingredients, so relax, join us on a journey through the Karoo and the best it has to offer.

Iewersnice@gmail.com 071 695 0104, 082 770 7584 www.thenicegroup.co.za This funky florist, art gallery, coffee shop & venue is where the Nice Group concept was born. It was our dream, is our passion and will be our continuous commitment to you. We aim to offer our clients not only a meal, but a dining experience that is unforgettable. At Iewers Nice it’s about people. The people that support us, the people that work with us and the people that become our friends! So! If you are tired of the same old everyday experience, where nothing ever changes(exept the management)...come to Iewers Nice where you won’t even find the same side salad with your quiche for two weeks in a row. Here we offer regular menu changes to keep you coming back for an ever changing, yet ever satisfying experience!

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2 aasvoel str, gariep dam +27 (0) 51-7540062 www.destijl.co.za

We are also proud to announce that we have started vegetable gardens nearby to provide the hotel with fresh seasonal produce and flowers, without the air and road miles, delivered fresh each day! Our Mondrian Restaurant can seat up to 100 guests and is open to guests and day visitors for all meals.

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At Avanti nothing is left to chance. From a simple homemade biscotti with your imported Italian Cappucino to our delicious Saltimbocca alla Romana, every part of our presentation is carefully selected for excellence. Avanti Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Bloemfontein to find authentic Italian dishes. Come relax in a comfortable atmosphere, enjoy your food and stay as long as you like, because when you’re here your family!

The Cape Town Fish Market first opened its doors in 1997 when Douw Krugmann purchased a fresh fish retail store at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. In the true spirit of entrepreneurship he devised a restaurant concept comprising a unique recipe of mixed elements which has proven to be a huge success in South Africa.

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he Mpumalanga province is dominated by the Blyde River Canyon – the world’s third-deepest gorge; the Sudwala Caves – the world’s oldest; and the Kruger National Park – arguably the world’s most famous wildlife sanctuary. Yet it is South Africa’s second-smallest province. Mpumalanga means ‘the place where the sun rises’, and while it may be among South Africa’s smallest provinces, what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in spectacular natural diversity. Not only is Mpumalanga home to the world’s most famous game park, the world’s third-deepest canyon and the world’s oldest cave system, the region is also dotted with numerous game reserves teeming with flora and fauna.

Historical influence is evident in Mpumalanga, from the legendary King Solomon and Queen Sheba to the ancient floating villages of Chrissiesmeer.

The region’s twisting mountain passes, steep valleys, rivers and pristine forests have given rise to alluring natural phenomena, including the 3 000-million-year-old Sudwala Caves, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, Wonder View and the Three Rondavels. Fluff out your tail feathers with some magnificent bird watching, hiking, horse riding and trout fishing, or go wild with an elephant-back safari, white-water rafting trip or waterfall abseil. Wildlife is on everyone’s lips in Mpumalanga, with South Africa’s flagship Kruger National Park – one of the world’s largest wildlife reserves boasting an impressive and unsurpassed array of indigenous species – taking pride of place. However, for the intimacy of a more private game experience, opt for one of countless private upmarket game reserves, or combine a classic wildlife experience with a little pampering by trying a safari-and-spa option. + 27 (0)11 895 3000 travel@southafrica.net www.southafrica.net

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Four billion years ago Antarctica and Madagascar separated from Mpumalanga’s Blyde River Canyon, leaving behind a spectacular and beautiful landscape, which rises towards the north-eastern mountains, ending in a massive escarpment that drops steeply to the lowveld below.

Rock art by Africa’s early peoples, the San and Khoisan, abound while evidence of the gold rush of the 1870s, captured for posterity in the historical town of Pilgrim’s Rest, can be found everywhere.

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leading hotels Casa Do Sol hhhhh R536 Sabi Rd, Hazeyview 013 737 8111 reservations@casadosol.co.za www.casadosolahagroup.co.za Offering 4 variations of very private accommodation, Casa do Sol is the ideal place for people looking for a bit of romance, adventure or just a business hotel that is geared toward demanding requirements. Each room offers individual character and tranquility for guests to indulge in and enjoy. This delightful Mpumalanga accommodation is situated in an Eden of tranquil pools, deeply shaded glades and lush flower gardens, just next to The Elephant Sanctuary. Ideal for both business and leisure guests this Mpumalanga accommodation sees travellers from around the world and South Africa. With fully equipped conferencing facilities that can accommodate up to 260 delegates, Casa do Sol is the perfect, serene location to enjoy a day, overnight or week’s long conference. The Mpumalanga accommodation is also the ideal stop over point for travellers wishing to rest peacefully and enjoy a night of comfort between destinations.

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Enjoy elegance, style and grace...the 4-star Walmont hotel at Graceland offers 98 rooms and suites, all featuring panoramic views over the golf course or pool terrace. Décor and furnishings offer traditional elegance and allows the stylish Victorian-American theme to continue from the grand foyer right into your room. The rooms incorporate all the facilities demanded by today’s discerning traveller, including air-conditioning, satellite TV, wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) and the luxury of 24-hour room service. The Graceland Country Club facilities include a Gary Player designed, 18-hole championship inland links-style golf course. Guests also have access to the casino, dining, convention and variety of recreational facilities.

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The hotel features (98 rooms) with 62 Classic rooms, 31 Deluxe rooms, 3 Junior suites, 1 Presidential suite and 1 Special assistance room. Smoking and non-smoking rooms available.

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Dunkeld Country Estate hhhhh Tonteldoos Rd, Dullstroom info@dunkeld.co.za www.dunkeldestate.co.za 087 640 2000 Dunkeld Country Estate is a luxury troutand-game lodge. Situated in the highly sought after town of Dullstroom, the area boasts the spectacular Panorama Route offering magnificent views of remarkable landscapes featuring many breathtaking highlights, including Blyde River Canyon, Echo Caves and Pilgrims Rest. The resort boasts many well-stocked dams filled with Brown, Rainbow and Golden Trout, offering fly-fishermen enthusiasts the enjoyment of quality angling time in pursuit of that perfect catch.The heritage of the estate has been preserved with the conversion of the old farmhouse into a restaurant, which was more than a hundred year old. The Estate consists of a Luxury Lodge which offers 13 spacious rooms as well as 4 private self contained family suites and 20 comfortable self-contained chalets.

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h160 F300 n400 k70 PROTEA HOTEL THE WINKLER hhhh R538 Numbi Gate Road, White River, Nelspruit 013 750 7300 reservations@winkler.co.za www.proteahotels.com Open spaces, African nature at your doorstep and effortless comfort – Protea Hotel The Winkler epitomises the beauty, warmth and tranquility of the unique Mpumalanga province. Protea Hotel The Winkler, has undergone a R26.4 million refurbishment giving all 87 rooms a total overhaul. All bathrooms, bedrooms and public areas, including the restaurant, bar and lounge received a complete makeover, to ensure that this destination stays ahead of the times and at the cutting edge of comfort and convenience. New facilities now available at the hotel include a brand new, state of the art conference centre accommodating up to 300 delegates, an on-site paintball course, that can be used for pure fun or team building challenges and for the younger GUESTs a fully equipped Kidz zone. With it’s ideal location, Protea Hotel The Winkler is a perfect spot from which to explore the beautiful surrounding area which offers attractions like Blyde River Canyon, Sabie Waterfalls and Pilgrim’s Rest.

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= E h87 F600 n200 k200 Greenway Woods hhhh Greenway Woods- R40 to Hazyview Pinelake Drive, White River 013 751 1094 reservations@greenway.co.za www.greenway.co.za Greenway Woods Resort is adjacent to the White River Country Club which is set amongst picturesque plantations on the banks of the White River. In addition to an 18 hole Championship parkland golf course the club boasts excellent tennis, squash, cricket and hockey facilities, with an outstanding swimming pool adjacent to the clubhouse. Greenway Woods Resort is an ethnic and refined destination 30km from Kruger National Park’s Numbi Gate. It’s the perfect base to explore Mpumalanga and offers a host of family activities and business facilities with first-rate service, superb accommodation in luxury facilities and terrific African cuisine served in three exquisite venues.

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Lakenvlei Forest Lodge hhhhh Belfast 031 253 9912 lakenvlei@klf.co.za www.lakenvlei.co.za Situated in a wetland that has been declared a Natural Heritage Site, Lakenvlei Forest Lodge is synonymous with unsurpassed tranquility and natural beauty. Whatever your interest, Lakenvlei has some unique experience in nature on offer, just for you. Step out for a hike, go fly fishing or horseback riding, watch birds in their natural habitat or gaze at the stars at Lakenvlei’s unique observatory. Excellent roads and infra-structure makes Lakenvlei eminently accessible to tourists and travelers alike. Visit Lakenvlei Forest Lodge and enjoy the true great outdoors!

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Only 20min drive from the renowned Kruger National Park, 6 kilometres from the White River Golf Course, 8 min drive from the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport and 20 kilometres from Nelspruit, this hotel has a world at its doorstep!

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Oliver’s hhhhh White River Country Estate, R40 013 750 0479 www.olivers.co.za Surrounded by the lush forests of the Mpumalanga province, Oliver’s is situated on the secure White River Country Estate and overlooks the first green of the 18-hole championship White River Golf Course. The intimate comfort of our establishment and our beautifully appointed rooms allow our guests to experience the marriage between Austrian flair and subtle African influences. Award-winning cuisine is offered with continental and mediterranean dishes from our a- la-carte menu served with only the finest wines from our well-stocked wine cellar. Fun- dining with fondue and raclette may be enjoyed in the privacy and irresistible romantic ambience of our wine cellar.

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leading B&Bs & GuestHouses MATAFFIN HILL LODGE bookings@mataffinhill.co.za 013 752 2836 www.mataffinhill.co.za Welcome to Mataffin Hill Lodge, Nelspruit’s best-kept hospitality secret! This small and exclusive, yet ideally situated lodge, is perfect for anyone looking for an honest and affordable experience. Relax in this beautiful and tranquil environment surrounded by unspoilt, indigenous bush and lush gardens. Be it business or pleasure, we are a convenient 5 min drive from Nelspruit’s CBD and a stone throw away from the Mbombela Stadium. The Lodge is the ideal base from which to explore the Panorama Route and the Kruger National Park or a stop-over for those venturing through to Mozambique. Mozambicans coming to Nelspruit will enjoy the easy access to nearby shopping centres and medical facilities. Whatever the occasion or the reason for your stay, we promise to make it memorable with warm, cheerful and attentive hospitality.

ERMELO INN Cnr. Kerk & Fourie Streets, Mpumalanga +27 (0) 17 811 2315 Eermelo@africanskyhotels.com www.africanskyhotels.com

the Kruger National Park, Boven Villa is a unique thatched cottage set in tran quil well manicured gardens. Boven Villa offers a warm welcome, sumptuous breakfasts, dinner on request, well manicured gardens, spacious well appointed rooms and a picturesque outlook onto the Mpumalanga Mountains. Whether it is for a well deserved break, an overnight stay en-route to the Kruger National Park or that romantic getaway in our Honeymoon Suite, Boven Villa is the perfect setting. The hidden jewel in Waterval Boven, Boven Villa is a unique thatched cottage, set in extensive well- manicured grounds and offers warm hospitality and sumptuous breakfasts. We cater for groups or single travelers, on a nights stop over for a well earned rest or for an extended vacation. Boven Villa and Waterval Boven is a little bit of luxury far from the hustle and bustle of city life. Enjoy the old world charm and hospitality that you will encounter with us and our village.

BEE EATERS FARM Office 013 755 3225 info@bee-eaters.co.za www.bee-eaters.co.za Snuggled between the litchi orchards, Bee Eaters Farm also offers comfortable and elegantly furnished bed and breakfast units. Our accommodation is ideally suited for the person who would like to escape from the hustle of the urban jungle. It becomes clearer, once you have visited, that Bee Eaters Farm is more than a beautiful setting, exquisite venue with the additional offering of home style cooking with a modern flair. After all, you don’t take these away with you when you leave. What you do depart with is an endearing memory... Bee Eaters is about an experience.

JATINGA (083) 235 3460 info@jatinga.co.za www.jatinga.co.za

The Rose Cottage B&B is situated in the quaint fly-fishing village of Dullstroom in Mpumalanga, just two and a half hours’ drive from Johannesburg. We offer seven suites, all with comfortable living and dining rooms with DStv, fully equipped kitchens, private patios, and under cover parking. Wi-Fi is available at the restaurant, and guests have the option of bed and breakfast or full board accommodation. The Rose Cottage B&B is graded 3 Stars by the Tourism Grading Council of Southern Africa and is Highly Recommended by the AA Travel Guide.

Jatinga is a shangri-la waiting to be discovered on the outskirts of White River, Mpumalanga. With a long and proud history of excellence in all areas, from the luxurious rooms and suites to the tantalising cuisine and personalised service, Jatinga offers guests the very best of Mpumalanga. Indulge in laid back Colonial charm and tranquillity, sumptuous cuisine and personalised service. At Jatinga you will experience the unhurried world of genteel hospitality and abundant comfort.

THE ROSE COTTAGE B&B 60 Hugenoten Street , Main Road, Dullstroom 0132540218 rosecottage@mweb.co.za www.rosecottagedullstroom.co.za

LAMOR GUEST HOUSE 013 245 2637 stay@lamor.co.za www.lamor.co.za Lamor Guest House is situated half way between Gauteng and the Lowveld in the tranquil town of Middelburg. It is the ideal stop over to all visitors to the well known National Kruger Park and the Lowveld. With all the mines surrounding Middelburg. We are also ideally situated for consultants and representatives servicing the mine industry. Lamor Guest House is homely and luxurious and close to all amenities in Middelburg. Lamor has been awarded a 4-star grading by the Tourism Council of South Africa. We are also an AA Highly Recommended graded guest house.

KLOOFHUIS 1 Kloof Street, Barberton, Mpumalanga +27 (0) 13 712 4268 www.kloofhuis.co.za steve@kloofhuis.co.za

Gateway to the Swazi Kingdom. Mpumalanga Hotels don’t come any better than this 160 room hotel, set in the southern part of Mpumalanga, the gateway to the fascinating Kingdom of Swaziland, just an hour’s drive away. On the relaxation side, there is the cosy Bertie’s Bar for traditional pub enjoyment, which is the ideal way to round off the perfect day. Our conference centre has facilities for up to 250 people and the hotel is popular for weddings.

8 End Street, Waterval, Boven +27 13 257 1070 bovenvilla@gmail.com www.bovenvilla.co.za Ideally situated in the Mpumalanga Mountains, between Johannesburg and

Kloofhuis is ideally situated to explore the town’s rish historical heritage and the surrounding nature splendour. We are within walking distance form the centre of town as well as various other popular tourist sites, including museums and hiking trails. With 4 en-suite rooms - two double rooms and two twin rooms, we can accommodate 8 - 10 people with ease.

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Once the original town hall of Nelspruit, this historic hotel is one of the town’s most prominent landmarks. This heritage city hotel offers guest spacious accommodation combined with warm personal service and genuine local hospitality.

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Our guest house is situated at the slopes of the beautiful Makhonjwa mountains, with a breathtaking panoramic view over the De Kaap Valley and town-centre from our spacious verandah. This 1890 built Victorian house poses a great history. During the South African war in the early 1900’s it was used as a mess by the British military troops. After this it was in possesion of the Wormal family for 50 years. In 1996 Steve Prinsloo converted it into a guest house, and has since hosted hundreds of tourists and businessmen.

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leadingCONFERENCE & EXHIBITION CENTRES SANBONANI RESORT HOTEL Paul Kruger Gate Rd, Hazyview 013 737 5600 www.sanbonani.com info@sanbonani.com Sanbonani Timeshare Resort and Hotel is situated in the beautiful Lowveld Mpumalanga. The Timeshare chalets are situated on the banks of the Sabie and Sand Rivers. There are 76 fully equipped, comfortable, spacious and air conditioned self-catering chalets. The Hotel has 50 luxury hotel rooms and 8 fully equipped self-catering chalets. Sanbonani facilities include an outsourced Restaurant, Ladies bar, Wellness Clinic, Swimming Pool, Curio Shop and Kiosk, a Gym, two Tennis Courts, 18 hole Putt Putt Course and more.

MOUNT SHEBA COUNTRY LODGE HOTEL Pilgrim’s Rest, Mpumalanga 013 768 1241 www.mountsheba.co.za conference@foreversa.co.za Mount Sheba is a renowned ”get away from it all” venue, offering two conference suites. The hotel can also accommodate function groups from 20-80

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KLOPPENHEIM COUNTRY ESTATE HOTEL Winnaarspoort Road, District Belfast 013 256 9148 www.goodersonleisure.co.za/kloppenheim klopconf@goodersons.co.za Kloppenheim offers the discerning visitor a range of accommodation options, from 14 twin lakeside suites, 20 gorgeous twin estate rooms and 10 elegant 2 bedroomed self-contained lodges, each beautifully appointed room has a magnificent view of the rolling hills. There are 3 stylish conference rooms, a large theatre for events, dining room, private dining room, breakfast terrace, colonial style lounge, library, pub and restaurant, and a wellness centre. The energetic can enjoy 6 trout dams, hiking trails, archery and swimming.

PESTANA KRUGER LODGE R570 Riverside Road, Malelane 013 790 2503 www.pestana.com kruger.lodge@pestana.com The Pestana Kruger Lodge offers the perfect setting to accommodate conferences, team-building exercises, weddings or any other special occasion. The conference area of 278 square meters is divided into 4 rooms. The hotel has a specialized team that is prepared to suggest to you the best options. All rooms have natural light and are equipped with air-conditioning & blinds for projection purposes. The latest audiovisual and conference set up equipment is available on request.

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Walkersons Private Estate Dullstroom 013 253 7000, reservations@walkersons.co.za, www.walkersons.co.za

Sabie Road (R536), Hazyview 013 737 8111 www.casadosol.co.za reservations@casadosol.co.za

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Mpumalanga highlands, outside the hamlet of Dullstroom, lies Walkersons Hotel and Spa. Presenting endless vistas and unrivalled serenity, the hotel awaits discerning guests.

Its charming, exotic nature provides a warm friendly atmosphere and quality touches at every turn. The attentive and professional banqueting team provided for at the conference facility will guarantee that each event undertaken at this luxury hotel is a superb experience.

leading wellness centres BEAUTICUS COUNTRY SPA @ BERGWATERS ECO LODGE & SPA N4 Highway, Waterval Onder 013 257 7081 www.bergwaters.co.za info@berwaters.co.za For a wonderful pampering experience… discover Beauticus Country Spa… a place where relaxation restoration and rejuvenation is a way of life. Located at Bergwaters Eco Lodge in the Elands Valley of the Drakensburg mountain range, home away from home, Beauticus Country Spa offers a world class experience that relaxes, restores and rejuvenates the Mind, Body and Soul.

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Nelshoogte, Umjindi, Barberton 083 576 4215 www.dawsonslodge.co.za Dawson’s Spa & Wellness is proud to present to you our successful skills development project. We specialize in body treatments, we spend enough time so that you feel looked after.

ULUSABA ROCK & SAFARI LODGES 0800 056 343 www.ulusaba.virgin.com enquiries@ulusaba.virgin.com The Aroma Boma spa treatment rooms at Ulusaba’s Rock and Safari Lodges are the perfect antidote to all the excitement of game drives. A whole range of treatments is available, from facials and massages through to those essential grooming rituals.

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Away from the Aroma Boma rooms you can opt to enjoy a massage in the comfort of your own room or even on one of the outdoor decks.

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RELAXATION RETREAT @ JOCK SAFARI LODGE Situated halfway between Skukuza & Malelane, Kruger Park 041 509 3000 www.jocksafarilodge.com reservations@jocksafarilodge.com LEADING VENUES / www.gohello.co.za

Pilgrim’s Rest, named after the quaint historical mining town featured so prominently in “Jock of the Bushveld” and still in existence today, was a place to rest, rejuvenate and restock. So too is the Relaxation Retreat at Jock Safari Lodge. The Pilgrims Rest Retreat offers an escape to enjoy some pampering. Awaken your senses and allow us to rejuvenate body, mind and soul. Inspired by surrounding elements that guide us, our selection of body and beauty treatments cater for men and women.

AMANI SPA @ WALKERSONS HOTEL Walkersons Private Estate Dullstroom 013 253 7000 www.walkersons.co.za reservations@walkersons.co.za Amani Spa in Dullstroom at Walkersons Hotel is a timeless place of peace and tranquillity, embraced by nature is the ultimate escape for pure self-indulgence a feast for your soul and senses. Using our unique spa product BABOR that harnesses the power of nature to enhance natural beauty and care for the skin. BABOR uses a variety of natural active ingredients and complexes that result in a highly effective skin care product designed to meet a broad range of skin care needs.

RIVER RETREAT @ NKIMAZI GAME RESERVE Tjakastad Road, Badplaas 041 509 3000 riverretreat@nkomazi.com www.nkomazi.com

The River Retreat is situated right on the Komati river rapids. This sets the perfect back-drop for complete relaxation. The retreat offers an escape to enjoy some pampering. Awaken your senses and allow us to rejuvenate mind, body & soul. Inspired by surrounding elements that guide us , our selection of beauty and body treatments cater for men & women. Our product range, TheraNAKA for the body and TheraVINE for the face is a proudly South African product, produced in Stellenbosch. The most favourite of all treatments is the Stress Buster Massage; which is a combination of favourites concentrating on the back neck and shoulder area, followed by a deep scalp massage & ending off with a pressure point treat on the feet.


Mpumalanga Old Joe’s Kaia is well-known for its excellent cuisine and fabulous wines. Meals are creative yet wholesome with a country flair in true South African style. Trout from the area is a regular feature, as well as venison and ostrich. Fresh vegetables and herbs are harvested from the vegetable garden. We also cater for vegans and vegetarians. Meals can be enjoyed inside the cosy lounge-dining area or outside on the balcony at tree-top level. The view from the balcony is graced by the mountain in the distance and the lush garden below. Many interesting birds can be observed from here whilst enjoying a beverage or light snack.

leading restaurants OLIVER’S RESTAURANT AND LODGE White River Country Estate, R40 013 750 0479 www.olivers.co.za info@olivers.co.za Welcome to our world of gourmet cuisine! Delight in mouth-watering continental and Mediterranean dishes from our a-la-carte menu served with only the finest South African wines from our well-stocked wine cellar. Enjoy friendly and personalised service in the tranquillity of our relaxed country ambience. Linger on our verandahs overlooking the golf course or enjoy a crackling fire in the lounge. We cater for any special occasions such as weddings, special family celebrations, engagements, conferences and team building.

5 OWLS RESTAURANT @ BERGWATER LODGE Doornhoek Farm, Waterval-Onder 013 257 7081 www.bergwaters.co.za 5 Owls Family Restaurant located at Bergwaters Eco Lodge & Spa offers memorable dinners, sun washed breakfasts and genial lunches either indoors or on the veranda overlooking the pool. A set menu is offered for dinner however, special dietary and meal requirements can be arranged on request. For breakfast and lunch, a patio menu is available.

BOSVELD LAPA RESTAURANT 1 Kiewiet Str, Secunda 017 631 4902 www.bosveldlapa.co.za bosveldl@bosveldlapa.co.za

CHEZ VINCENT GUESTHOUSE 56 Ferreira Str, Nelspruit 013 744 1146 www.chezvincent.co.za Chez Vincent Restaurant has a relaxed ambiance...cool and airy in summer... warm and inviting around the fireplace in winter. The Menu is an continental a l’carte, changing weekly with strong flavours of the mediterrean blending with S.A products. Our wine list changes continuously with an emphasis on the smaller, excellent wine estates in South Africa. Chez Vincent is a 30 seater restaurant, that can also cater for small functions. The restaurant serves dinner to residents only Monday - Thursday and is open to all Friday and Saturday, closed on Sundays.

MAGNOLIA RESTAURANT Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre Cnr Hazyview Rd R40 & Numbie Rd R538, White River 013 751 1947 www.mag-nolia.co.za Magnolia Restaurant is a breath of fresh air on the White River and South African culinary scene. Inspired by rural French charm, it offers a sophisticated yet relaxed taste of the best the region has to offer. Unique in the diversity its multi-dimensional interior provides, it is simultaneously a romantic, intimate experience with inspirational views over the surrounding landscape.

OLD JOES KAIA N4 Schoemanskloof Rd Schoemanskloof Valley 013 733 3045/6 www.oldjoes.co.za

SILVER SPOON PANCAKE CABIN Louis Trichardt Str, Graskop 013 767 1039 www.silverspoon.org warren@silverspoon.org Situated in Graskop, the Silver Spoon restaurant is conveniently located in the heart of the Mpumalanga. Whether you are staying overnight or driving to many of the areas attractions such as God’s window, Blyde Canyon, or the game reserve, stop in for a quick bite or a hot pot of coffee. The Silver Spoon restaurant is open daily for breakfast and lunch. We are known for our Black Forest Cake, which is made according to a German recipe and receives the “thumbs up” from our many German tourists. Our wide-ranging menu includes hamburgers (the biggest in town), pancakes, breakfast, healthy salads, toasted sandwiches, waffles and other popular cakes.

RISSINGTON INN On the R40 to outside Hazyview 013 737 7700 www.rissington.co.za info@rissington.co.za The perfect place to enjoy fine food, excellent wines, good company and the warmest South African welcome! The restaurant can seat approximately 30 people. We have an extensive à la Carte Menu with wonderful soups, an array of interesting starters, a variety of trout dishes, fine curries, the best fillet steak in the land and a range of vegetarian dishes. The sitting room is situated next to the restaurant - perfect for coffee after dinner. There is also a television for the sports fan (or the soap addict) and a library of books on a wide range of topics and in a number of languages.

WALKERSONS COUNTRY MANOR R540 12 km from Dullstroom on the Lydenburg Road,Lunsklip, 013 253 7000 www.walkersons.co.za Matched only be the scenic beauty which graces Walkersons, dining is a celebration of the senses and skilled chefs, demanding only the freshest ingredients, craft exquisite dishes. Our culinary journey introduces a variety of courses and sorbets in the fireside intimacy of the dining room, where guests are invited to select a bottle of wine from our vintage collection, before being tempted by our signature dishes, roast duck with a black cherry sauce and rainbow trout. You will love this Dullstroom restaurant.

ZEST RESTAURANT Shop UG72 iLanga Lifestyle Centre, Cnr of Bitterbessie & Flamboyant Str, Nelspruit 013 742 2217 www.zestrestaurant.co.za If you want to get your day off to a great start with a scrumptious breakfast or need a light meal to keep you going during a busy day, our country fare is the perfect solution. If you want to linger over a substantial meal, our restaurant menus fit the bill perfectly. GT has selected a pleasing combination of dishes for his Chef’s menu, which is a firm favourite. If you’re feeling a bit more selective, our popular À la carte menu offers something for everyone. Whether you’re after a leisurely business lunch or a romantic dinner for two, Zest does it with style. A visit to Zest @ Kavinga is also the perfect way to scout what we have to offer for your special event – whether it’s a private party, a lavish wedding or a flawless conference. Remember, we’re famous for our catering too!If you want to extend your Zest experience into a getaway, do consider staying over at our guest house.

TRATTORIA STEFANO Steiltes Shopping Centre, Aurora Str, White River 013 744 9310 Stefano was privileged to grow up in a very strong culture of Italian cuisine. He attributes his culinary skills to his beloved grandmother (Nonna) who was a ‘capocuocca’ (master chef). Mamma Estersita

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The Bosveld Lapa restaurant is situated on the banks of the scenic Lake Umuzi Waterfront in Secunda. The Tuscan architecture lends itself perfectly to the bushveld theme and adds to the relaxed, though classy, atmosphere the restaurant pictures. A blazing log fire and thatched roof veranda contributes to the lovely and warm

atmosphere- the ideal venue for weddings, business lunches, year-end functions, family dinners and romantic candlelit dinners for two, or just a quick in-between snack. What makes the Bosveld Lapa unique is their expansive cuisine variety, selected and perfected from different South African recipes. The delicious and imaginative cuisine is prepared of only the freshest ingredients and offers you a vast choice of dishes.

Revello, taught Stefano to make different pasta shapes, hundreds of sauces, pizzas and cook everything else from the tender age of 7 You don’t need to fly anywhere for a taste of italy! The Trattoria Stefano restaurants in Nelspruit and White River not only offer good Italian food, but are kitted out in Itlian style. The owners, Stefano and Elena have even reconstructed a mini-colosseum for a touch of authenticity.

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amed after the river which forms the western and northern boundaries of the province, Limpopo is the gateway to the SADC regions like Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Botswana. The most Northern Province in South Africa, it used to be called Pietersburg before the end of Apartheid. Mining is the main source of income thanks to the lands rich copper, chrome and diamond deposits. Part of Limpopo’s charm and charisma lies in its heritage and tribal diversity. Sites like Makapan Valley dates back more than three million years. And the landscape was once graced by the mysterious Rain Queen Modjadji, who, according to legends had extraordinary rainmaking powers. The valley is also blessed with ancient indigenous forests, and far reaching mountain ranges engulf the endless expansive bushveld wilderness. A sight to behold, the great natural grandeur of the bushveld with herds of wildlife scattered across the province offers the ideal African experience. Adjoining the northern boundary of the renowned Kruger National Park, it is fast being a popular tourist destination as visitors can track the Big Five and enjoy unmatched magnificent game viewing. The urban feel of Limpopo can best be experienced in Polokwane, the provinces capital and the cultural hub of the region. Polokwane is the halfway point between Pretoria

and the Zimbabwean border and sees a high influx of tourists as they continue on their journey. And it doesn’t disappoint thanks to the city’s museum and art galleries, which is situated in the Library Gardens building. The other historical attractions also include the Bakone Malapa Northern Sotho Open-Air Museum – showcasing the experiences and the way of life of the North Sotho people. Also found on the endless landscape is the famous hot spring resorts, where you can experience the real African atmosphere. Each journey needs a destination and the misty mountains of Haenertsburg are a great final spot. But if you are looking for something more diverse, then make your way to Tzaneen to experience the tropical offerings, where fruit plantations are a plenty. From the North to the South of Limpopo, this province has the most exquisite and unique places to visit.

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on the site of the original staging post and hotel used by travelers in the feverish gold rush days of the late 19th century.

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P.O Box 0510, Modimolle, 2968 014 718 7000 www.monatelodge.com info@monatelodge.com Discover the gem of the bushveld! Monate Lodge is an elegant and peaceful break away retreat where our guests can enjoy the tranquility of the bush whilst being treated like royalty. Monate Lodge is nestled in manicured gardens on a 1839 hectare private reserve in the Limpopo province within easy reach of the Gauteng area. This malaria-free area is beautiful in its diversity, ranging from open plains to typical bushveld and interesting rocky outcrops, caves and koppies. It is home to 3 of the Big Five, namely Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard. The Monate Reserve boasts a healthy population of giraffe, hippopotamus, zebra, a large variety of antelope, close to 50% of the bird species found in South Africa and many more.

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Kwa-Mbili game lodge hhhhh Thornybush, Hoedspruit 015 793 2773 www.kwambili.com safaris@kwambili.com

Discover the hidden nuances of the African bush while you track the Big Five. As part of the Thornybush Game Reserve next to the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Kwa-Mbili Game Lodge offers uncompromising quality and memorable game viewing safaris at an affordable price. Owner-managed, we guarantee personal attention and outstanding service. Experience the spirit of Kwa-Mbili.

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Space, comfort and peace are what you will find when you treat yourself to the natural splendour and peaceful, romantic ambiance of this Magoebaskloof country haven.

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Agatha Rd, Tzaneen 015 306 8000 www.coachhouse.co.za info@coachhouse.co.za Located on the Old Coach Road at Agatha, a mere four hours from Johannesburg, the Coach House Hotel offers world-class hospitality in luxurious comfort and scenic tranquility in the friendly ambience of a gracious country estate. Brimming with history, the Coach House is 112

R516, Rooiberg Rd, Thabazimbi 014 736 9000 www.mabalingwe.co.za kelly@vea.co.za Rich in abundant bird and animal life, including Africa’s “Big 5”, it is here where nature has united to create the perfect paradise on earth. Spread over more than 12 500 ha and malaria free, unspoilt bushveld, Mabalingwe Nature Reserve nestles in the shadow of the majestic Waterberg Mountains. In our tradition of ‘something for everyone’ there are a number of recreational activities to be found. After a memorable day of activities, relax with a superb meal in the restaurant, and then sipping cocktails against the backdrop of the setting sun, listening to nocturnal calls of the wild.

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Situated in the northern-most Drakensberg, just 3 and a half hours from Johannesburg, or a half hour drive from Polokwane or Tzaneen, Glenshiel Hotel offers a 4-star, all inclusive, luxury getaway.

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Phalaborwa 015 793 1976 www.thornybush.co.za Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, within the famous Thornybush Nature Reserve is the Collection’s largest operation, Thornybush Game Lodge. Registered by the Tourism authorities as a five star offering. This Lodge is renowned for small groups, bush weddings, milestone birthday celebrations or business indaba’s.

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Set against a backdrop of lush green mountainous vegetation, Mabula Game Lodge is set in one of South Africa’s finest private game reserves. Only two hours North of Johannesburg, this 12000 hectare reserve is home to an abundance of animal and bird life, including the ‘Big-5′. Exclusive accommodation is provided in our 47 rooms including 3 suites that offer guests every comfort in a scenic natural setting.

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Off the Argille Rd, Timbavati 015 463 1990 info@motswari.co.za www.newmark.com Open to the Kruger National Park and playing host to Africa’s Big Five is Motswari Private Game Reserve. One of South Africa’s jewels nestled within the Timbavati Nature Reserve, this familyowned and operated four-star luxury safari lodge prides itself on its warm atmosphere and luxurious accommodation.

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Tilodi Wilderness, a piece of Africa, is situated in the heart of the bushveld, set in 4000 hectares (10 000 acres), close to the foothills of the Waterberg. This is the African bushveld at its best. Tilodi Wilderness offers the visitor a combination of rolling hills, wetlands and seasonal rivers with excellent game viewing and birding. To date, our bird list exceeds 296 species including the long tailed shrike, or Tilodi, with game such as sable antelope, tsessebe, eland, waterbuck, wildebeest, zebra and giraffe, as well as rhino, buffalo, hippo and leopard.

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from Johannesburg but at the heart of Africa. With a backdrop of spectacular mountains, it is a favourite amongst adventurers, hikers, mountain bikers – and those who simply need to escape city life.

WATERBERG CONVENTION CENTRE

It is also the perfect location for conferences and functions, providing the very best in African inspiration. Five conference rooms can accommodate groups of 15 to 400 delegates. Professional staff are on hand to help organise meetings, getaways and special weddings or birthdays.

8 Nelson Mandela Drive, Modimolle 014 717 3778 marise@nylstene.co.za www.waterbergconventioncentre.co.za Set in the heart of the Waterberg, Modimolle, peacefully surrounded by exotic plants and birds, our prestine Convention facilities are furnished with only the best modern day equipment. The Waterberg Convention Center is the ideal venue for your next conference, product launch, corporate function, year end party, birthday bash or wedding. Our professional banqueting team is standing by to assist you with all your needs, whilst our gourmet chef can help you plan mouth watering menu’s. Our conference room can easily accommodate a maximum of 100 guests, or can be sub-divided into two smaller units for smaller groups of 35 delegates or guests. The Breakaway Room can accommodate 15 guests and is ideal for private meetings, functions, etc.

SHANGRI-LA COUNTRY HOTEL, MODIMOLLE

Eersbewoon Road, Modimolle 014 718 1600 reception@shangri-la.co.za www.southofafrica.co.za Shangri-La Hotel offers a peaceful country venue for conferences, business indabas, teambuilding events and workshops. Conference organisers can opt for day conference- and overnight packages. Offering three charming conference venues, it’s an ideal place to foster creative and productive events. Conference facilities include flip chart, projector hire and sound system hire. Our helpful staff will happily arrange teambuilding sessions that feature group volleyball contests, potjiekos competitions, treasure hunts and more. Our new Labyrinth (the result of a life long relationship with Dr Bruce Copley, Holistic leader of AAHA Learning) is the perfect option for alternate teambuilding exercises. Shangri-La’s theme evenings – encompassing creative Chinese, Mauritian, Out-of-Africa and traditional barbeque menus – are especially popular among conference delegates and Year End Functions.

SANROCK RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTRE

Just outside Modimolle (Nylstroom) in the magnificent Waterberg, SanRock Resort & Conference Centre is situated only 160km

Mopani Country Lodge is situated in lush garden like surroundings approximately 12km from Phalaborwa, one of the main entrances to the world renowned Kruger National Park and gateway to Mozambique and the warm tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. Phalaborwa is also known as the town with two summers and the climate is hot in summer but very pleasant in winter. The airport is only 10 minutes away and transfers can be arranged on request.

- Kromdraai Road, Tabazimbi, Limpopo -

In the heart of South Africa’s Limpopo bushveld lies an oasis nestled on a private game reserve. A luxury four star safari lodge located just 50km from Bela Bela. Enjoy the warm hospitality of our Dithõlõ staff and the exquisite taste sensations made by our chef.

TZANEEN COUNTRY LODGE Tarentaalrand, Tzaneen 015 304 3079 www.tznlodge.co.za reservations@tznlodge.co.za

Tzaneen Country Lodge combines outstanding conference facilities with state of the art equipment and luxury accommodation to offer our clients the best conference venues in the region. The hotel caters for the special needs of business, incentive groups and corporate meetings. The management and staff are specialists in this field and will consult and assist in the planning of conferences and packages. We provide a professional service for the occasion and arrange every detail including accommodation, decor and dining. Packages are available to suit all budgets and tastes. Tzaneen Country Lodge guarantees our clients exclusivity and a high level of personal service.

MASHUTTI COUNTRY LODGE AB14 Agatha Road D523, Tzaneen 015 307 4315 www.mashutti.co.za mashutti@iafrica.com

Located on a 17 hectare farm in the mountains in Tzaneen, Mashutti Country Lodge is a privately owned and run Lodge for tourists and corporate clients alike. Let our warm hospitality take you away from the city life. Unwind and relax by the pool, the perfect place to sun bathe or catch up on your reading. Take a refreshing swim, after taking a stroll down to our very own Rainforest. The Lodge offers two conference venues, which are configurable to almost any seating requirement and can cater for up to 200 delegates.

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- Old Coach Road, Agatha, Tzaneen, Limpopo Province -

The Coach House Hotel & Spa offers world-class hospitality combined with luxurious comfort in one of South Africa’s most tranquil settings. The Coach House is renowned as one of South Africa’s leading country hotels.

+27 (0)15 306 8000

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Old Naboomspruit Road, Modimolle 014 717 4005 www.goodersonleisure.co.za/ sanrock-resort sanrock@goodersons.co.za

MOPANI COUNTRY LODGE

Hoedspruit Road to Phalaborwa, Phalaborwa, 015 781-9109 info@mopanicountrylodge.co.za www.mopanicountrylodge.co.za

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34 A Rabe Str, Polokwane 015 291 4012 www.ambiancerestaurant.co.za info@ambiancerestaurant.co.za

THE TLOU RESTAURANT @ MAGOEBASKLOOF HOTEL Magoebaskloof Hotel, R71 between Pietersburg & Tzaneen 015 276 5400 www.magoebaskloof.co.za info@magoebaskloof.co.za

Ambiance Restaurant has a menu that offers variety to meet the needs of every customer. We strive to prepare food that is tasty, using ingredients at their peak and preparing them minimally and with respect allows us to capture the essence of the season and bring it straight to your table. Laid-back, diverse and unpretentious, visiting Ambiance is an experience to be had. Old world charm meets comfortable garden tables under the shade of huge jacaranda trees. The Ambiance experience is about more than just food. The welcoming staff at Ambiance go to great lengths to make diners feel at ease, comfortable and well taken care of.

The Tlou Restaurant was named after the indigenous Sotho Tlou tribe and is reminiscent of times passed, whereas children we relished our holidays in resorts of yesteryear. The restaurant has two roaring fireplaces that enhance the warmth and ambiance on chilly evenings. Large windows open up onto a balcony that look over the Magoebaskloof Valley. This warm and inviting dining area offers A la Carte, Buffets, and on special occasions a Carvery. The cuisine is an interesting mix of local area favourites such as trout, and good old fashioned comfort food. One of the signature dishes is the “Magoebaskloof Pot” a miniature “Potjie” pot with a secret recipe that leaves you wanting more.

MAD DOGZ CAFÉ

TZANEEN COUNTRY LODGE

On the R527, 28 km outside of Hoedspruit en route to Lydenburg 015 795 5114 www.countryhouse.co.za info@countryhouse.co.za The Mad Dogz Café is a 70 seater restaurant situated in charming thatched buildings and patios adjacent to the Monsoon Gallery. Set against the backdrop of the escarpment, the Afro chic décor, music from the African continent, tropical gardens and water features, makes this the Oasis to stop at. The restaurant serves a diverse pan-African and international menu. You will find some remarkable dishes like renowned Dullstroom caught trout, served as a salad, pate or simply filleted. Try our Chicken Natalia made with our secret recipe served on a bed of salad or the traditional African Moshebo stew. Relax and enjoy a fresh glass of mango juice made from the mangoes on our neighbouring farm whist checking your email using the cafe’s free Wi-Fi.

THE TAVERN @ HIGHGROVE Highgrove Lodge, Agatha Str 015 307 7242 highgrove@tzaneen.co.za

Our exclusive A la Carte restaurant, is great for get-togethers, and offers excellent service and complimentary breakfast daily. Our country cuisine is undeniably the best thing about Tzaneen Country Lodge. The comfortable elegance will elevate one’s spirit and fresh vegetables and fruit from the area make every meal a delightful experience. Enjoy our country cuisine in the restaurant or on the terrace. We are a family friendly hotel and restaurant but still offer secluded corners for couples and singles as well as open and family friendly areas. With our kiddies menu we cater for the young ones, but with special emphasis on healthy options. Every Sunday we offer an out of this world Buffet with traditional South African food, and loaded with starters, main meals, vegetables, salads and desserts. This is definitely the “eat as much as you can” meal of the week! Our excellent country style service will impress you.

ZEEDERBeRG RESTAURANT @ THE COACH HOUSE Coach House Hotel, Old Coach Rd 015 306 8000 www.coachhouse.co.za

Meals are taken at the Zeederberg Restaurant – a fine dining establishment known for its exceptional menu. The Executive Chef and culinary team use only the freshest seasonal ingredients, sourced locally, like the Lunsklip River trout, Bonsmara beef and sub-tropical fruits and nuts. Tantalize your taste buds with mouthwatering lunches and candle-lit dinners from the à la carte menu where vegetarian and special dietary requirements are easily catered for.

161 Rissik Str, Haenertsburg Village 083 305 2851 www.redplate.co.za

The Red Plate Restaurant is situated in the main street of the lovely village of Haenertsburg in the Limpopo Province. Our restaurant has a superb variety of fresh products ranging from crisp salads, a selection of wraps, homemade burgers, fresh deboned whole trout with potato wedges, fresh salad and many more .We have a uniquely decorated inside dining area with a welcoming and cosy fireplace. Enjoy a tempting meal inside or a have a refreshing drink on our inviting deck under the elm trees.

and stiff formality had no place. Mike was a true South African at heart andenthusiastically embraced his heritage. Instead of turning to foreigncooking for inspiration, Mike decided that local was lekker and compiled amenu reflecting the heart of South African tables.

CALA LA PASTA

Shop 26, Kamagelo Tourism Centre, Hoedspruit 015 793 0452 erikatavern@gmail.com www.kamogelocentre.co.za

MIKE’S KITCHEN

Munnik Rd, next to Mall of the North, Polokwane 015 296 0223 polokwane@mikeskitchen.co.za www.mikeskitchen.co.za The very first Mike’s Kitchen was well ahead of it’s time, situated in trendy Greenside on the first floor of a building It was there that Mike created a restaurant that embraced all that he had envisioned. It had the quality and feel of a kitchen in a much-loved home. Wooden floors gleamed in contrast with the plastic-coated gingham table cloths. There was not a starched napkin in sight. The ambience was cosy,

Cala la Pasta Italian Restaurant serves the finest pasta and pizzas, as well as homemade takeaways. Relax and enjoy fine cuisine on our charming outdoor deck area, or relax at our fully licensed bar inside. We are open Mondays and Tuesdays from 08h30 to 16h30, and Wednesdays to Saturdays from 08h30 until late!

- Magoebaskloof, R71, Limpopo -

Set in the dramatically beautiful Magoebaskloof area, this charming country hotel offers guests a chance to enjoy an idyllic and relaxing break in the countryside. Friendly personal service and comfortable accommodation are both hallmarks of this hotel.

+27 (0)15 276 5400

www.magoebaskloofhotel.co.za

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Enjoy an Ice Cold beer on our, so often, hot & steamy summer days whilst you relax with some friends under our mist blowers. Even better… while you put your feet in our swimming pool. Or what about snuggling up with the love of your life in front of our fire place on a cold, rainy and misty morning. Enjoying a hot drink ordered from one of our friendly waiters. Our wide variety menu will ensure that your taste buds go crazy!! Over 16 Meaty Dishes to choose from. Including our homemade Chicken Schnitzel or a succulent fillet with a Monkey Gland Sauce. Our spicy Pork Neck Steaks will definitely leave your mouth watering.

Tarentaalrand, Tzaneen 015 304 3290 www.tznlodge.co.za reservations@tznlodge.co.za

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outh Africa’s Eastern Cape is a place of rugged beauty. Its pristine coastline, virgin bush and sub-tropical forests exist as though untouched by time. Featuring the Big Seven, premier South African surfing and the birthplace of Nelson Mandela, this province’s attractions offer a mix of natural, historical and cultural activities. Covering 170,000 square kilometres from snow-capped peaks of the southern Drakensberg mountains to the lush forests of the Tsitsikamma and along an 800-km-long coastline from Cape St Francis to the Wild Coast, the Eastern Cape province incorporates seven distinct biomes.

Inhabitants are 80% Xhosa-speaking and the economy is driven by the automotive sector, agriculture and tourism. The malaria-free Eastern Cape is the only province with three harbours: East London, Port Elizabeth and Ngqura. The province boasts an abundance of birdlife, with hundreds of recorded species; and a rich and varied marine life, including 27 species of whales and dolphins.

The Eastern Cape is steeped in cultural and historical significance and stories of Xhosa

To assist visitors in exploring the province, nine Eastern Cape tourism routes have been established. These not only highlight its wealth of natural beauty and deep historical roots, but a number of must-see Eastern Cape attractions as well. Visit Tsitsikamma and do the world’s highest commercial bridge bungee jump or renowned Otter Trail; see the Sundays River Valley with the world-famous Greater Addo Elephant National Park and 120 000 hectare marine reserve; or stop over at the aptly named Wild Coast, site of the Nelson Mandela Museum. Do the Frontier Country route and see the sites of Britain’s longest colonial war; or the Karoo Heartland to immerse yourself in the intriguing geology of the region, including the awe-inspiring Valley of Desolation. Looking for snow? Head out on the Friendly N6 route and visit the southern Drakensberg mountains. Wild, beautiful and totally absorbing – a world of wonder awaits the visitor to South Africa’s Eastern Cape. + 27 (0)11 895 3000 travel@southafrica.net www.southafrica.net

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The Eastern Cape is also Big Seven country, where the great white shark and seasonal southern right whale may be viewed offshore and buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino may be enjoyed from the comfort of a luxury safari tour.

kings, early settlers, cultural conflicts and frontier battles abound. The towns of Bathurst, Grahamstown and Cradock have documented and preserved much of this cultural heritage, and, as the birthplace of Nelson Mandela, the province is also noted for its role in fuelling the fight for African democracy.

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leading hotels Hemingways Hotel hhhh

Cnr. Western Bypass & Two Rivers Dr, Cambridge, East London 043 707 7777 reservations.webmail@tsogosun.com www.southernsun.com

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14 Killarney, Port Elizabeth 041 585 6828 info@bishopsinn.co.za www.bishopsinn.co.za The Bishops Inn Hotel is situated opposite Kings Beach and close to the city centre, restaurants, hospitals, airport and all of Port Elizabeth’s world famous “must see” attractions. This superb self-catering Inn and its trained staff are committed to meeting the high standards expected by our business travellers, holiday-makers and disabled visitors.

Hemingways Hotel is a beautifully appointed and luxurious 4-star hotel, conveniently located on the Hemingways Casino resort grounds, and is a great base from which to explore the gems of East London and surrounds. Hemingways Hotel offers guests comfortable and private accommodation, with 70 luxurious rooms with en-suite bathrooms and 3 presidential suites. Conference facilities are also available. Guests can enjoy comfort and privacy in close proximity to restaurants, a family entertainment area, an outdoor adventure centre, and cinemas. The hotel swimming pool and fitness centre are ideal for guests who wish to simply relax, or maintain their fitness programme.

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Marine Dr Summerstand, Port Elizabeth 041 583 2161 reservations@beachhotel.co.za www.beach-hotel.co.za The Beach Hotel offers 58 spacious, individually decorated en-suite bedrooms fitted with all the modern amenities one would expect from a four-star graded hotel.

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Guests have a choice of 5 Courtyard facing rooms, 12 Standard rooms, a Standard Triple Room - perfect for families travelling together, 20 Sea-Facing rooms, 4 extra spacious Executive rooms and the Luxury suite which boasts a separate lounge, Jacuzzi bathtub and private balcony leading out onto the pool. All rooms are fitted with heating and air-conditioning, a colour television with selected satellite channels, tea and coffee making facilities, in-room mini safes and wireless internet connection.

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Botlierskop Game Reserve hhhh Botlierskop, Little Brak, Mossel Bay River 044 696 6055 info@botlierskop.co.za www.botlierskop.co.za

Situated between the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains and unspoiled beaches of the Indian ocean, in the heart of the Garden Route, the Botlierskop Private Game Reserve ensures its visitors of a unique South African Safari experience. Our Safri Park is only a 4-hour scenic drive from Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, this malaria free, family owned and privately operated game reserve is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife including 4 of the Big 5.

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3 Orbit Way, Paradise, Knysna 044 382 6810 space@bradachmanor.com www.bradach.co.za Bradach Manor is a comfortable, 4-star guest manor, offering visitors the ideal setting from which to explore the wonders of the Garden Route. Guests have a choice of seven individually decorated rooms. The spacious honeymoon suite features a spa bath and private balcony. Bradach Manor is, rightfully, well-known for its unique views overlooking the spectacular Knysna Lagoon and the Heads. All the rooms are fully serviced with en-suite bathrooms, fans for summer, heaters for winter, safes and bar fridges, tea/coffee facilities and televisions with DStv and SABC channels. A full English & continental breakfast is

served, either in the dining room or on the terrace overlooking the lagoon. A light meals menu is available throughout the day and in the evenings.

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Blue Lagoon Hotel & Conference Centre hhhh

Blue Bend Place, Beacon Bay, East London 043 748 4821 www.bluelagoonhotel.co.za marketing@bluelagoonhotel.co.za Overlooking the site where the Nahoon River meets the warm Indian Ocean, the Blue Lagoon lies nestled in indigenous, sub-tropical foliage. Easily accessible and close to central East London and inland areas, the hotel offers tranquility and seclusion from the bustle of city life.

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R335, Main Str, Addo, S undays River Valley 042 233 2462 info@elephanthouse.co.za www.elephanthouse.co.za The Elephant House is an exclusive 8 bedroomed lodge situated near the main entrance to the Addo Elephant National Park in the fertile sun-drenched Sundays River Valley.

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The wide verandas (filled with comfortable sofas) forming a series of courtyards are a defining feature, whilst the décor of Elephant House evokes Colonial and African images and is furnished with the owners private collection of antiques, Persian rugs and Africana art. The spacious bedrooms open onto courtyards and private verandas.

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Hacklewood Country House hhhhh

152 Prospect Rd, Walmer, Port Elizabeth 041 581 1300 www.hacklewood.co.za hacklewood@pehotels.co.za Unsurpassed luxury in the Classic Country House Tradition. imagine a bygone era of colonial charm, good conversation and the fine dining, now let us take you there. Hackledwood Hill Country House is a luxurious 5 star hotel situated in Walmer, Port Elizabeth. Indulge in an exclusive getaway and experience individually decorated bedrooms, large Victorian bethrooms, private verandas overlooking the magnificent gardens and cosy fireplaces. If that isn’t enough, let our cordon bleu Chef thrill your palate with exquisite meals in The Restaurant. Hacklewood Hills Country House is also home to an exclusive conference venue, The Garden Room.

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Hitgeheim Country Lodge is situated on an eco-reserve in the heart of the malaria-free Sundays River Valley, only minutes from the Addo Elephant Park. On arrival you are warmly welcomed into this place of peace and tranquility. Accommodation is offered in stylishly appointed chalets with luxurious bathrooms, outdoor showers and private wooden decks with breathtaking views over tranquil citrus orchards and the sweeping country side. Awake to the haunting cries of the fish-eagles, residents to the Sundays River below the veranda of your chalet.

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Mpongo private Game Lodge hhhhh

Macleantown District, N6 National Road, East London, Eastern Cape 043 742 9000 info@mpongo.com www.mpongo.com The Reserve derived its name from the Umpongo River, which features prominently in Xhosa history. Nonkosi, one of the instigators of the widespread Xhosa suicide attempt, lived near the river according to legend. It is also said that some of the relics from her kraal can be found at the Reserve.Set in a malaria free environment, with many facilities including conference rooms, a boardroom, boma and a choice of luxurious accommodation, Mpongo offers its Guests the enjoyment of swimming, a game drive, or for those that want to view game from the comfort of their own vehicles, a self drive game viewing experience.

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leading wellness centres KICHAKA

Kichaka Lodge, Assegaai Bush, Grahamstown 046 622 6024 reservations@kichaka.co.za www.kichaka.co.za Indulge in wonderful massage & beauty treatments in our Safari-style Wellness Suite overlooking the waterhole. Alternatively, enjoy treatments in the comfort of your own room or on your private viewing deck. Our qualified therapist will help you to relax and unwind in the perfect surrounds & sounds that nature has to offer.

UMNGAZI RIVER BUNGALOWS & SPA

Near Umngazi River Mouth, Port St Johns, 047 564 1115 stay@umngazi.co.za www.umngazi.co.za If you’re feeling a little run down or merely require some personal pampering and indulgence, then we’d definitely recommend a visit to our professional spa. Set high on the Umngazi hillside, with breathtaking views of the coast below, guests are treated to a secluded, tranquil experience, which is difficult to beat. Our dedicated, professional therapists are on hand with a full range of spa treatments and therapies. Each therapist’s treatment room is complimented by a private spa bath, which enjoys the same spectacular views of the beach and ocean. Feel free to drift off while you’re getting the royal treatment.

CAMELOT SPA @ RADISSON BLU HOTEL PORT ELIZABETH Corner of Marine Drive and Ninth

Avenue, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 041 509 5000 www.radissonblu.com/hotel-portelizabeth info.port-elizabeth@radissonblu.com The hotel’s Camelot Spa offers guests new-generation therapies and treatments in a tranquil environment. You can try a tailor-made Spa Journey or visit the steam room and flotation pool for the ultimate stress relief.

WOODALL COUNTRY HOUSE & SPA Woodall Farm, Jan Smuts Avenue, ADDO 042 233 0128

www.woodall-addo.co.za info@woodall-addo.co.za The Eastern Cape’s Health Spa & Gym, a sanctuary for relaxation, personal rejuvenation and serious pampering flows onto a full size pool, fringed with palms and a waterfall. We pride ourselves on our uncompromising approach to wellness. Our dedicated and professional therapists are on hand to make the spa experience as memorable as possible. The latest techniques of the modern world are meticulously combined with age-old remedies to create an unforgettable African touch, in an exceptional environment where relaxation comes easily.

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PREMIUM CONFERENCE FACILITIES It is the attention to detail, superior service and superb locations that make Sun International’s conference facilities more than meeting rooms – it transforms them into destinations.

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The Boardwalk: +27 41 507 7777 | The Golden Valley Casino: +27 23 348 7200 The Table Bay Hotel: +27 21 406 5000 | GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World: +27 21 505 7777 For more information go to www.suninternational.com

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CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION CENTREs EL INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE

Marine Park Complex, 22 Esplanade, Beachfront, East London 043 709 5200 www.elicc.co.za info@elicc.co.za

An exclusive conference venue for any convention! Positioned on the Esplanade, the award winning East London International Convention Centre (ELICC) has magical views of the Indian Ocean and is only a 15 minute drive from the East London Airport, the Industrial Development Zone and all major industries. It offers a fresh Eastern Cape alternative to the Business Tourism sector both locally and internationally.

THE BOARDWALK INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE

Beach Road, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 041 507 7777 www.suninternational.com/boardwalk conventions.boardwalk@ za.suninternational.com

Delegates relaxing on the balconies or in their rooms will be able to hear the waves of the Indian Ocean splashing against the beach at the new International Convention Centre situated in Port Elizabeth’s Boardwalk leisure and entertainment hub. Built as part of a R1-bn investment in The Boardwalk Casino by empowerment group Emfuleni Resorts, the ICC is the most modern in the Eastern Cape. Port

Elizabeth is ideally placed to host national and international events. It is equidistant from Durban, Gauteng and Cape Town – it a strategically natural choice for national and international conventions. Another reason is the wide choice of pre and postconvention activities that can be offered to delegates in order to make the event that much more memorable.

NMMU CONFERENCE CENTRE

University Way, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 041 504 3614 conference.nmmu.ac.za conference@nmmu.ac.za Welcome to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Conference and Events Facilities. The University boasts a number of dedicated conference, functions and events venues, together with other venues that are only available at certain times during the academic year.Together with our range of venues we also offer a comprehensive onsite Catering Service. During the June/July and Dec/Jan Vacation period the residences are also available for affordable group accommodation. This is ideally suited to sport groups, churches, large conferences etc.

THE PLANTATION

424A Sardinia Bay Road, Lovemore Park, Port Elizabeth 041 366 1591 www.theplantation.co.za bookings@theplantation.co.za

The Plantation offers an ideal facility for tranquil and productive corporate conferences and training sessions in Port Elizabeth, including top class facilities, superior service, high quality food and beverages and on site accommodation. The Plantation’s elegant design, beautiful surroundings and close proximity to town, in combination with the management team’s wealth of experience in the conference industry, make it the perfect location for those who are looking for high levels of service in a peaceful environment close to the city.

PINE LODGE RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTRE Marine Drive Port Elizabeth South Africa 041 583-4004 www.pinelodge.co.za enquiries@pinelodge.co.za

Nestled amongst the dunes of the Cape Recife Nature Reserve, hidden from the city, lies Port Elizabeth’s most unique conference venue. Here, commerce and relaxation combine to bring you the best of both worlds. Situated just minutes from the City Centre & Port Elizabeth Airport, Pine Lodge is the perfect conference, function & wedding destination. Complete with an on-site banqueting department and all the modern conference/function amenities Pine Lodge is able to cater for any and all corporate requirements. Out-of-town delegates/guests will find the 80 fully-equipped chalets (single, double & group rates available) extremely comfortable, and with the ocean just meters away, relaxation is inevitable. Break away from routine and discover what makes Pine Lodge the “stress-free” conference alternative. Housed in a unique timber-style structure, our 6 conference venues are able to cater from 5 - 500pax.

LALIBELA BIG 5 GAME RESERVE & SAFARI LODGE

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Situated on the N2 National road between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown 041 581 8170 www.lalibela.net stay@lalibela.co.za

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Lalibela’s proximity to both Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown makes it the ideal conference venue-with-a-difference.Lalibela’s Conference Centre takes delegates, diners and wedding guests beyond the gates of this exclusive Big Five game reserve and into a world that offers a snapshot of the LEADING VENUES / www.gohello.co.za

overall Lalibela experience. The visionary multi-purpose venue, offers a world-class conference centre, exciting boma restaurant and exotic wedding location. At the majestic stone and thatch Conference Centre, the 100-seater theatre-style main conference room boasts state-of-theart technology, including a hi-definition data projector with a 5½ metre motorised screen for data and multi-media presentations. There are three varying lectern placements. The centre is equipped with translator boxes for international conferences and a high clarity sound system. The large stage is ideal for product launches and there is a ramp so that vehicles can be driven right onto the stage. There is air-conditioning for your comfort.

KUZUKO LODGE

Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape 042 235 1037 www.kuzukolodge.co.za kazuko@legacyhotels.com Kuzuko boasts state of the art conference facilities for up to 48 delegates, a business centre with unlimited free internet access, printing and photocopying facilities. Different teambuilding activities can be tailormade to assist your company in reaching its set objectives and goals.

KOFFYLAAGTE GAME LODGE Sapkamma Turn Off on R75, Graaff-Reinet 049 836 9188 www.koffylaagtegamelodge.co.za

Situated in the Karoo Heartland, Koffylaagte Game Lodge offers premium 4-Star accommodation in the lodge, farmhouse, or in our luxury safari tented camp. Guided game walks, drives, quad-bike adventures and horse-back trails are just a few of the exciting activities to make your stay unforgettable. Our heart-warming Karoo cuisine is just the cherry on top!


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leading restaurants BARNEY’S TAVERN

The Boardwalk, Marine Drive, Summerstrand Port Elizabeth 041 583 4500 One of the oldest restaurants on the Port Elizabeth and now a famous landmark, the Barney’s Tavern sun drenched decks buzz with locals and visitors, virtually every day of the year as they toast the setting sun. Enjoy Port Elizabeths “oldest brew house” offering a wide variety of beers on tap from all over the world, including a comprehensive selection of local brews. Watch all your sport on one of our several big screens while you enjoy one of our snack baskets or book our private loft for you and your mates. With a great view of the bay enjoy one of the superb meals or just a relax and enjoy a drink. The menu is extensive with signature dishes such as Eisbein and Traditional home-made steak & kidney pie are proven to be the best in town. Port Elizabeth’s top bands provide live entertainment, 7 nights of the week between 20h00 and 24h00.

BLUE WATERS CAFÉ

The Boardwalk Shop 7, Shark Rock Pier, Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 041 583 4110 bluewaters@iafrica.com wwww.bluewaterscafe.com Blue Waters is a café-styled restaurant with relaxed atmosphere. It has a wonderful daytime vibe and also ideal for business lunches, we cater for romantic night settings or just a great family meal. We have one of the best views in Port Elizabeth, with a balcony that overlooks the ocean. We are open from 7.30am till 10pm. We serve a variety of breakfasts, light meals, salads, pastas, seafood, steaks, desserts, cocktails and a wide selection of wines. Come share in the experience and our passion for food, fun and service.

FARRIAGERS

Brookes Hill Drive, The Kelway Hotel, Humewood, Port Elizabeth 041 584 0638 reservations@farriagers.co.za www.thekelway.co.za

NORDEN’S AT THE COCK HOUSE

The Cock House Guest House, 10 Market Str, Grahamstown 046 636 1287 reservations@thecockhouse.co.za www.cockhouse.co.za Cooking at Norden’s follows traditional lines and makes full use of seasonal ingredients and local produce. Features are home-baked bread and rolls, stocks and plenty of fresh herbs to flavour soups and sauces, and after-dinner rum chocolate truffles served with coffee. The innovative menu combines the best of South African and international influences and is superbly complimented by the excellent wine selection. In the former kitchen, now the Breakfast Room, which still boasts the original “Welcome Dover” stove, you can enjoy the magnificent breakfast spread of freshly baked muffins, homemade muesli, fresh fruit and fruit juices as well as the traditional cooked breakfast. Norden’s restaurant can seat 50 comfortably and the Breakfast Room is often used for small private parties or conferences. Norden’s caters for all functions, from cocktail parties and 21st birthdays to wedding receptions.

FUSHIN SUSHI

Shop 5, Stanley on Bain, Richmond Hill 041 811 7874 mark@fushin.co.za www.fushin.co.za Fushin Sushi and Eastern Cuisine is situated in the charming neighbourhood of Richmond Hill in Port Elizabeth. You will find us on Stanley Street, where you can choose to enjoy your meal inside our comfortable restaurant, or take a seat outside and enjoy the cheerful social atmosphere to be found on the Stanley Street restaurant strip.

THE COACHMAN RESTAURANT

103 Cape Road, Mill Park, Port Elizabeth 041 373 3440 www.coachmancatering.co.za The year was 1978, in a registered historical monument building, Arthur Augoustatos opened the landmark and legendary “Coachman”, maintaining all the original character of the perfect setting. Arthur was guided by the historical elements, creating the unique and warm ambience. 5 Years later George and Dawn Castis bought the Coachman and very soon established themselves as leading restaurateurs. Renowned for their sought after cuisine and high service standards. George and Dawn excelled in creating

their unique, distinctive and delicious sauces. Secret marinades, juicy steaks, Greek dishes and fish to die for, have earned them an incredible reputation as top restaurateurs running one of South Africa’s premier restaurants. Patrons were and still are guaranteed a superb and excellent standard of cuisine and service.

HACKLEWOOD HILL COUNTRY HOUSE

152 Prospect Rd, Port Elizabeth 041 502 3050 hacklewood@pehotels.co.za www.hacklewood.co.za Within the walls of Hacklewood Hill Country House lies a true culinary gem waiting to be discovered. The Restaurant at Hacklewood Hill Country House invites discerning diners to experience exquisite cordon bleu cuisine in true turn of the century tradition. The beautifully appointed restaurant boasting Victorian period pieces, silver service and magnificent brass candelabra takes the diner back to an elegant bygone era whilst they dine on five-star cuisine. The restaurant serves scrumptious full English breakfasts, delectable light lunches and exquisite evening meals. The Hacklewood wine cellar is a delightful underground treasure trove. Here guests are invited to browse an impressive selection of imported white wines and champagnes, as well as a rare collection of vintage reds.

HARICOT’S DELI & BISTRO 32 New Str, Grahamstown 046 622 2150

Upon entering the small grey gate, under the eaves of the “ FRENCH QUARTER ”, one is forgiven for wondering what awaits one on the other side. Opening at 9h00 the bakery at Haricot’s offers a delectable selection of muffins, scones, cakes and other sweet and savoury treats all through the day. The aroma of freshly ground “Origin” coffee sets the scene for the perfect environment in which friends, family, work or business colleagues are able to meet. A comfortable sofa and a good book is the perfect place to loose oneself for a few hours … Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served daily from Monday to Saturday while Sunday a lovely, tasteful “Harvest Table” is on offer. Our food has a strong Mediterranean influence with the occasional Asian or Moroccan twist. We offer a place for special events, catering, wine tasting, freezer food, celebratory cakes and more A place for old and young to come and enjoy the flavours of love! LEADING VENUES / www.gohello.co.za

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The Emthombeni Restaurant On walking into the Emthombeni Restaurant , you take on an African feel and become one with the enchanting gardens once the big doors have been pushed back .The Emthombeni Restaurant offers an elegant , authentically African dining experience where our kitchen will cater to your requirements and where we use only the finest and freshest ingredients. Savour an epicurean buffet style meal , where more than generous portions are served

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f you love wide open spaces, wild flowers or Africa’s big cats, you’ll love South Africa’s Northern Cape province. Among its many attractions, the Northern Cape is home to one of the world’s most important diamond mining towns, most impressive natural floral display, and famous blackmaned lions. The Northern Cape province is the largest, least-populated and one of the most scenic of South Africa’s nine provinces, spanning the might Orange River and comprising mainly of a semi-desert landscape from the rocky plains of the Upper Karoo through to the red dunes of the Kalahari with a remote stretch of coastline on the cold Atlantic Ocean. And it’s the vast, remote, rugged nature of this landscape that keeps bringing the tourists back. In August and September, the area of Namaqualand (also referred to as Namakwaland), is transformed into a brilliant carpet of wild flowers which draws botanists, photographers and other tourists from around the world.

Heading northwards, you’ll encounter the provincial capital of Kimberley, which grew up out of a diamond rush that was sparked by the discovery of the Eureka diamond clos to the Orange River in 1866. You can learn more about this history at the Big Hole Visitor’s Centre in Kimberley where you can go on a guided tour, and also view the famous hoel that was excavated by hand during the diamond rush.

A major drawcard in the Northern Cape is the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, one of the largest nature conservation areas in southern Africa and one of the largest protected natural ecosystems in the world, which has a wild population of lions, leopards and cheetah. The park, characterised by grassland and rolling red dunes, has a surface area of more than two-million hectares that spills over into neighbouring Botswana. Once you have experienced its sheer size, clear skies, flamboyant sunsets, brilliant starry nights and incredible silence, you will never forget it. For an entirely different landscape visit the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park which is to be found in the north-west corner sharing a border with Namibia. Here the rocky, mountainous, lunar landscape is home to unique succulent vegetation that still sustains the semi-nomadic Nama people who have rights to graze their sheep and goats here. The Richtersveld is popular with 4x4 enthusiasts and nature lovers who truly want to get away from it all. + 27 (0)11 895 3000 travel@southafrica.net www.southafrica.net

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The Upper Karoo is famous for its wide open plains and star-studded skies. Here, a trip to Sutherland, home to the Southern African Large Telescope, is a must for those interested in astronomy. And in the not-too-distant future, the town of Carnarvon will be the gateway to the Square Kilometre Array facility, a radio telescope that forms part of an international project to look deep into space right back to the Big Bang.

Even further north, around the town of Upington, you will encounter an area known as the Green Kalahari along the banks of the Orange River, improbably lined with lush, green vineyards on the edge of the desert, fed by the waters of the river that rises some 2000km to the east. Popular tourist activities here include multi-day paddling trips down the river allowing you to camp outdoors and enjoy the silence and majesty of the landscape in your own time. Also on the river is the Augrabies falls, the largest waterfall in South Africa best viewed at the end of summer after good rains.

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leading hotels Desert Palace Hotel & Casino Resort hhh 1 Olifantshoek Rd, Upington 054 338 4135 www.desertpalace.co.za

Desert Palace Hotel & Casino Resort situated in the heart of the Kalahari at the Upington Golf Course, 7km from the CBD of Upington on the Kuruman, Vryburg, Johannesburg and Golf Course Road (N14). The resort offers a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere with friendly, efficient and well-trained staff whose main priority is you! We will ensure that your needs are fulfilled and that your stay is memorable. The 3 star hotel prides itself on the personal and specialized service that it offers each guest. Luxury, leisure and a serene atmosphere awaits you in its magnificently decorated rooms, which are relaxed and functional. For our hotel guests we also have a tantalizing pool area. Offering a total of 60 bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms accommodating up to 120 guests. Special rates for groups and families are available on request.

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80 Schroder Str, Upington 054 332 1333 www.bainshouse.com mail@bainshouse.com The moment you enter the guest house through the big double doors you are greeted by an unexpected sight of an indoor waterfall and fishpond. As the guests book in, fish inquisitively pop up for greetings. Immediately you feel at home.

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Even more so, if your hostess shows you all the treasures to make you stay comfortable – the cozy lounge with the big fire place where you can sample our local wines, the verandah and the magical garden. The lounge leads onto an exquisite long verandah with a reed ceiling. Sipping you first cup of coffee on the verandah, you have a view over the lush garden with a black swimming pool and the Orange River valley where the fish eagles circle the skies.

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Dundi Lodge is conveniently situated 3km from the world famous Augrabies Falls (1 of the five biggest waterfalls in the world) in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa and offers the discerning visitor Africa in all its untamed magnificence, along with truly superb standards of hospitality. Superbly situated close to Augrabies Falls and the best game viewing areas in the region. Our privately owned Game Reserve is only 40km from us. Our Game reserve hugs the banks of a scenic river, the Orange River, and has magnificent views of the overhanging cliffs, where the antics of the resident baboon troop entertain guests.

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over or holiday base for tourists, nature lovers, businessmen and travellers. The Hotel has a three star grading with the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. Malcolm and his friendly staff offer you traditional country hospitality in a modern and elegant setting in the historic and restful town of Okiep, once the site of the richest copper mine in the world. Tours to the surrounding areas are also available on request.

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Moments away from the heart of historical Kimberley, Five Acres Guest House offers you a relaxing stay in a wonderful countryside setting. Set in large tranquil and lush gardens surrounded by huge trees, Five Acres offers comfortable, affordable luxury accommodation with secure parking. All rooms set in the garden with their own entrances and parking right outside the units. Full English breakfasts served in our dining room with view of the garden.

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Kalahari Gateway Hotel hhh 19 Voortrekker Str, Kakamas 054 431 0837 www.kalaharigateway.co.za info@kalaharigateway.co.za

Choose Kalahari Gateway Hotel & Conference Centre for the best in Kakamas hospitality. In both Kakamas and the Kalahari Gateway Hotel & Conference Centre the you will experience a welcome warmer than the summer sun on a quiver tree. You will not regret your choice!

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Okiep Country Hotel is a convenient stop-

Set on the edge of the mystic Kalahari desert, the Protea Hotel Upington is surrounded by a town of beautifully landscaped gardens, lush green vineyards and the Orange River Valley. Positioned in the heart of the CBD, this hotel is within walking distance of a selection of restaurants and is an ideal base for exploring popular sights such as Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and Augrabies Fall National Park. The hotel has 61 rooms which all are fully air-conditioned with individually controlled units to ensure each GUEST hascontrol of their own optimum room temperature. Modern en suite bathrooms, satellite TV with 16 channels, tea/coffee-making facilities and mini-bar fridges are featured in all rooms. Superior double and family rooms overlook the Orange River, each with separate lounge area and a second bedroom in the family rooms.

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Protea Hotel Upington hhh 24 Schroder Str, Upington 054 337 8400 www.proteahotels.com reservations@upthotels.co.za

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8 Steenbok Lane, Upington 054 332 2210 www.sunriverlodge.co.za info@sunriverlodge.co.za

A home away from home, situated in the heart of the Green Kalahari. We look forward to welcoming you and extending our warm hospitality, efficient service and caring staff to you. Sun River Kalahari Lodge provides comfortable, luxurious and affordable accommodation, with all rooms enjoying a full range of guest services available. Sun River Kalahari Lodge embraces the banks of the mighty Orange River and offers its visitors a tranquil and soothing escape from the harshness of every day life.

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70 Du Toit Pan Rd, Kimberley 053 832 4224 www.kimberleyclub.co.za The Kimberley Club has a tradition all its own with stories not confined to its buildings - stories of its members and of unique associations. It’s seen the “comings and goings” of some of the foremost personalities in the world - has entertained sovereigns, princes & princesses, Governors and high commissioners and has housed legendary figures whose vision and energy have pioneered new territories.

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ama Africa might be a region of hardship but it’s also blessed with some of the most awe-inspiring areas in the world, showcasing the very best of Mother Nature. Southern Africa is just one remarkable region. Blending a cultural hotpot of people, rich minerals and an abundance of bustling and growing cities, a tour of Southern Africa is an opportunity of splendour.

Blessed with endless beauty this country comprises of magnificent mountain ranges and valleys, while the two main cities, Harare and Bulawayo also offer a certain charm. Namibia seems untouched by time and is a photographer’s paradise with stunning dunes and landscapes, along with rigged mountains and free roaming wildlife. This country is

With a rapidly developing infrastructure, Botswana is quickly becoming a premier holiday destination for many. Best known for its game reserves and National Parks, this country has more than 17 percent of its territory allocated to the preservation of wildlife and reserves and has the third largest wilderness territory in Africa. Mozambique is found on the South Eastern coast of Africa and is mostly made up of coastal lowlands, which present excellent diving and snorkelling opportunities throughout much of the country. In the small towns visitors can enjoy a relaxed meal by the sidewalk cafes while admiring the colonial-era buildings. Much of Lesotho’s beauty remains a well kept secret with its stunning scenery and mountainous landscape; you can also experience a traditional way of life in many of the new villages. Swaziland is Africa’ last remaining absolute monarchy and is also the smallest country in the Southern hemisphere. But with its overwhelmingly friendly people and diverse attractions, with unforgettable activities and sights - it’s a welcoming paradise.

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Southern Africa is considered by the United Nations to be those countries lying south of the Zambezi and Cunene Rivers. These countries are South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and the two countries housed within the South African boarder: Swaziland and Lesotho - each area is more beautiful than the next. Zimbabwe, just north of South Africa, is considered to be the ‘adventure capital of Africa’ thanks to its popular Victoria Falls, which offers a variety of high adrenaline activities like bungee jumping and white water rafting. But these events are like no other as they take place in one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. The Victoria Falls has a two kilometre wide curtain of water that plunges into the Zambezi Gorge.

lodged between the mighty Kalahari and the South Atlantic. Rich in national origins and cultural diversity it boasts a perfect combination of historical and natural beauty that shouldn’t be missed.

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Mozambique CARDOSA HOTEL hhhh Avenida Martires de Mueda 707 Maputo, Mozambique 011 514 0810 www.hotelcardoso.co.mz

- Katse Village, Bokong, Lesotho -

Katse Lodge is perfectly positioned atop a ridge offering panoramic views of the famous Katse Dam. The lodge is an ideal starting point for travelers wishing to explore Lesotho’s rugged mountain kingdom.

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The famous Cardoso, whilst situated in the heart of Maputo, commands sweeping views over Maputo Bay and the City below. This is the perfect base from which to do business, host a conference, explore Mozambique’s colourful history or merely relax and enjoy all the pleasures which come with a stay at Hotel Cardoso.

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Vilanculos, Mozambique 011 268 0335 / +258 822 985197 www.casacabanabeach.com casacabana@icon.co.za Vilanculos is often referred to as the “The big Island” - although being part of the mainland this fast growing resort town situated approx. 750 kilometres North of Maputo offers visitors beautiful flowing beaches and blue azure waters. Casa Cabana Beach is situated more or less in the middle of Vilanculos bay offering an excellent vantage point looking out towards the Islands of the Bazaruto archipelago and fantastic views are assured. Cabanas are luxury self catering units and are situated within a stones throw of the beach. Luxury self catering family units are fitted with aircon, baths and satellite TV and there is a swimming pool.

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This family-friendly lodge is ideal for those seeking an adventurous escape or wishing to reconnect with nature. Mohale Lodge is an ideal base from which to explore the rich natural splendors of Lesotho’s mountain kingdom.

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Located in the breathtaking Quirimbas Archipelago in Mozambique, Matemo offers guests the quintessential tropical island experience, with beautiful white beaches and thousands of palm trees swaying in the breeze. A perfect vista of endless white sand and translucent sea mesmerizes those who visit, whilst the untouched marine environment allows for constant new discoveries of Mozambique, whether diving, snorkelling, fishing, or exploring unspoilt beaches.

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Quirimbas Archipelago Northern Mozambique +258 21 301 618 www.medjumberesort.com enquiries@raniresorts.com True hedonistic pleasure awaits you at the romantic and exclusive island getaway of Medjumbe Private Island. Set like a jewel within the glittering Quirimbas Archipelago, Medjumbe is a small private Mozambique island only one km long and 500 metres wide. A perfect vista of endless white sand and translucent sea mesmerizes all who visit.

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Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa hhhhh On Wimbe Beach, Pemba Bay, Quirimbas Cabo Delgado Province, North East Mozambique 011 658 0633 www.pembabeachresort.com enquiries@raniresorts.com Pemba Beach Hotel and Spa is the gateway to the romantic Quirimbas Archipelago on the northern coastline of Mozambique and the Niassa National Reserve. It is a world-class destination where Swahili East Africa meets Arabia in a sweeping compilation of Arabianinspired buildings, colonnades, turrets and archways. No effort has been spared in crafting this splendid establishment where businessmen gather for high-powered meetings and where international travelers sip Gin &Tonics on manicured lawns before setting off to explore some of the most beautiful islands and pristine safari wilderness on earth.

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Pestana Bazaruto Lodge hhhh Inhaca Island, Maputo Mozambique +258 217 60003 www.pestana.com reservas.inhaca@pestana.com Pestana Bazaruto Lodge is one of only a few exclusive hotels on Bazaruto, the largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, approximately 600 km north of Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique. Pestana Bazaruto Lodge was renovated in July 2007 and is a dream destination. The island is undoubtedly a place of rare beauty with lots to be explored, distinguishing itself by its wild life, turquoise blue waters and white sandy beaches on its door step.

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