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July 2021 www.theweekend.co.za


FROM THE EDITOR Looking for something to do this weekend? You’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re a weekend warrior with a lust for adventure or a stressed exec looking for a relaxing lunch in the sun, you’ll find inspiration on our pages. What’s Happening on the Weekend® features venues and activities in Gauteng, Kwa – Zulu Natal & the Western Cape as well as further afield, providing you with everything you need to plan your next outing. Take a look at our special offers for a spur of the moment indulgence, or browse through our regular categories and add a few new favourites to your list of frequent haunts. While every care & effort has been taken in compiling accurate information the publishers , its assigns , employees & heirs can not be held responsible for any omissions or errors . Any reproduction or illustrations compiled in this issue for further use must receive permission in writing from the publisher’s

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Vibrant Mauritius, a volcanic island nation surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, is a paradise for sun, beach, water sport and cultural enthusiasts. This spectacular destination is home to around 700 plant species, rare birds such as the pink pigeon and kestrel as well as a myriad marine species that make scuba diving and snorkelling one of the country‟s most renowned activities.


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KZN


Durban's finest culinary beach cafe experience with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. On the Umhlanga Beach � and promenade. in-front of the iconic Cabana Beach resort. www.bellezar.co.za/

Old Town, the very word, evokes a sense of history and a portal back to a time when life itself was defined by a seemingly more romantic set of values. www. oldtown.co.za


In 1975 the legend Lord Prawn was born. A true passion and obvious inherent desire of hospitality drew two brothers to growing this restaurant. Lord Prawn was originally located on the Durban beach front in the Coastlands building on west street, 14 years later John Chemaly relocated Lord Prawn to Umhlanga. www.lordprawnumhlanga.co.za

Turn 'n Tender is a meat lover‟s delight. Turn „n Tender is still the place where friends „n families gather to soak up the friendly atmosphere „n savour the succulent dishes that made us famous. The tradition continues across our restaurants „n you‟re invited to unwind, enjoy a sizzling steak „n fine wine, warm hospitality „n great value. www.turnntender.co.za


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JHB


The inspiration behind Craft was driven by two nostalgic individuals, Jo Pinheiro & Chris Mandos, in a quest to develop a unique restaurant with words such as hand made, old school, authentic, attention to detail, artisanal and personal as a major part of the Craft vocabulary. "People want to be taken back to an era when one only bought ingredients and not mass produced meals, an era when craftsmen took immense pride in their vocations and things were made with love rather than measurement, with care rather than science, an era when quality and individuality was a common given". The focus is on individuality and hospitality and doing things old school in a modern way. The look has a hint of Steampunk complimented by natural elements: antique mirrors, natural woods, natural leathers, bentwood chairs, deep buttoned leather couches, face brick, parquet flooring, copper, stainless steel and retro tiles.

www.craftrestaurant.co.za

Mootee Bar opened their doors in Melville, Johannesburg, less than a year ago and already this critically acclaimed hot-spot is taking the very essence of Africa to the heart of the cocktail culture globally. Now Mootee Bar is recognised as one of this year‟s top 10 best new cocktail bars in the world by the Spirited Awards. The 12th annual Spirited Awards was held in New Orleans and is regarded as the equivalent to the Oscars for the bar industry. The awards honor the world‟s top bars, bartenders, writers and cocktail experts – and as the cocktail culture continues to experience tremendous growth worldwide, recognition and accolades have become vital for the industry. It‟s these very stakeholders that set the trends for years to come.

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With over 1000 unique nominees, a diverse international judging panel, comprising of 150 of the most respected minds in the industry, worked through each nominee in great detail to ensure all the criteria has been met across the 25 award categories.


Senorita Sufuentez and Gordo were living in London. An odd place to be introduced to the intricacies of Mexican food, but the place nonetheless. Forever fans of tequila, their hearts were open to the barrage of burrito bars and Mexican eateries and oh how they indulged. As they were driving down through Africa on their way back home, Senorita and Gordo reminisced over fire-roasted cheesy quesadillas and killer guac about tequila-fuelled nights with friends. The Mayan moon shone a bit brighter, the planets aligned and (cue angel song) new paths were planned. Luckily for them, the most excellent Veektor Sufuentez and Thompadre were vibeing on the same vibes down here back in the motherland. Mad Mexicans through and through, they too had a yearning for a Mexican revolution. The four decided to band-of-brother it up.

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Perron Illovo opened its doors in May 2014 to happy customers who fast became family; to day of the dead fiestas, and dancing on tables; to tasty tapas shared between friends and to afternoons of sipping magical margaritas in the sun.

Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant is an Ethiopian Restaurant that offers authentic, premium quality dishes, with special attention to vegetarians, vegans, health conscious, and adventurous customers. Our menu options cater to vegetarians, vegans and meat lovers alike at reasonable prices. Our dishes are freshly prepared from quality spices imported from Ethiopia and locally sourced naturally grown ingredients, raised and grown without pesticides or antibiotics. We aim to introduce Ethiopian food to the broader public like other mainstream food that anyone can come in and eat at any time. Ask anybody, “What does Africa mean to you?” and you‟re likely to provoke a strong response – good or bad. The truth is, Africa is not a continent that plays small or goes halfway, it is bold, unapologetic and wonderfully diverse. The world in a continent, Africa is many things to many people, but ultimately it is home when we acknowledge its significance as the birthplace of civilisation.

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Weekend Shopping

JHB


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