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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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Welcome to

The Western Cape


Wolwedans Game farm have an intensive game breeding program which consists of the breeding of rare and specialised game species such as Sable antelope, Impala, Springbuck and the prestigious Nyala antelope. The program gives the visitor a unique opportunity to view the majestic animals up close and personal. Early in the mornings and late afternoon you will be fortunate enough to view buck on your doorstep. You can also cycle the neighbouring roads or go for a walk on the farm. There is also more than 120 bird species that will test your photographic skills. Furthermore the game farm offers free roaming wildlife including Giraffe, Gemsbuck, Waterbuck, Kudu, Zebra, various Duiker species, Vaal-Rhebuck and many more. Wolwedans offers secure, luxury, ecofriendly accommodation with a lodge atmosphere. Come visit us and create memorable experiences with friends and family. Our self-catering, 4-star accommodation is a Country House with 5 spacious double bedrooms. The beautifully appointed bedrooms are fitted with quality linen, towels and en-suite bathrooms. You also have your own kitchenette fitted with the essentials for a quick refreshment. All rooms are serviced on a daily basis. Furthermore, the house has a farm-style kitchen inclusive of laundry appliances. The lounge and dining area are comfortably furnished with a gas fireplace, full DSTV, and free wireless internet (Wi-Fi).

General Enquiries Lodge Booking And Inquiries: Reception:- +27 82 376 4337 Email:info@wolwedansgamefarm.co.za


www.wolwedansgamefarm.co.za


Only 7km outside Oudtshoorn, in the Garden Route‟s Klein Karoo, surrounded by the famous Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains, is one of the world‟s 17 “hot spots” with 3 overlapping flower zones. Surrounded by a variety of Oudtshoorn Attractions like ostrich farms, longest wine route in the world (R 62), Cango caves, Wildlife ranch, waterfalls and museums, makes this the ideal destination for a visit or a stay over in the Klein Karoo.​ 3 Private Cottages – 2km from the main house. These private Oudtshoorn Cottages are only a short 5 min drive from the main house. These houses offer breath taking views of the mountains & abundant birdlife and 162 recorded bird species. This area is malaria free. Each cottage has been carefully incorporated into the surrounding Karoo field. The 3 cottages are equipped with a mini bar, safe, coffee & tea, inside fireplace, outside fireplace, showers only, heater/aircon, guest amenities, bath robe, slippers and private deck. Free Wi Fi. Breakfast & Dinner served at the main house.

General Enquiries +27 44 2726721 | +27 82 5513019 info@dezeekoe.co.za


www.dezeekoe.co.za


Designed for maximum comfort Our luxurious lodge offers 6 luxury cabins all en-suite. Our cabins have been designed in the tradition of luxurious island resorts. Our aim is to provide a luxurious experience as close to nature as possible. All luxury cabins are provided with bed linen, towels, toiletries, etc. All cabins are 100% off-grid and have been designed to utilise natural air flow and have pellet burning heating systems. We at LANDRANI® are proud of our small carbon footprint. Each cabin‟s location has been uniquely chosen for you to enjoy amazing views from the decked patios. We have 1 breeding bull and 9 cows at LANDRANI®. Many years ago, the tasty meat of the Sable antelope was popular for biltong, venison and labourer rations therefore leading to excessive hunting.

The Sable was on the brink of extinction in 1985. Since then Sables were bred as an endangered species but as a result of over breeding the Sable market crashed late in 2018. Currently, Sables are no longer on the endangered species list and its selling price is now determined by normal market supply and demand. At LANDRANI® we breed this magnificent animal as it complements our offering to the connoisseur guest. ​

General Enquiries Phone: +27 44 004 0273 Email: info@landrani.com


www.landrani.com


At the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains in the Little Karoo lies the unique safari destination of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Three Luxury Lodges and an adventurous Explorer Camp nestle in 58, 000 hectares of sculpted Cape Fold Mountains and wide-open plains. Take a three-hour scenic drive from Cape Town to the heart of the Little Karoo, along the Route 62, to an unforgettable, malaria-free private game reserve. Experience a huge diversity of indigenous flora and fauna and rare examples of San rock art, some dating back more than 3, 500 years, plus a unique boat safari and thrilling game drives. Conservation is paramount at Sanbona and every guest contributes to preserving this wilderness for future generations. More than a Big 5 wilderness reserve, it‟s the vastness of the landscape, the alluring stillness and isolation amid raw beauty and boundless plains that make Sanbona unique.

Contact Us Reservations -reservations@sanbona.com​ Reception - +27 (0) 21 010 0028


www.sanbona.com


Thorntree Country Lodge just outside Oudtshoorn, South Africa is the perfect base from which to explore the unique attractions of the Klein Karoo. The Lodge is a gracefully restored 17th century estate in the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley, and reflects the typical Klein Karoo architectural style. Thorntree Country Lodge excels at true intimate country-style accommodation. Our General Manager, Frans Groenewald, together with his friendly staff, are looking forward making your stay in the Klein Karoo, a memorable experience. Country-Style dishes Inspired by our Regional heritage Comfort food, understood as soul satisfying, is a big part of Thorntree Country Lodge experience. Our dishes are laid back with a hint of sophistication, while paying homage to the diverse cultures that make up the gastronimical landscape of South Africa. Surrounded by four hectares of private gardens and indigenous flora, the sound of fountains blending with the silent passing of time become a soothing companion. Enjoy the unspoilt views of our picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley and relax in the peaceful natural surroundings in one of two swimming pools, one salt and the other chlorine. ​

Contact Us Address: 12 km outside Oudtshoorn on the R328 north (Cango Caves Rd) Reservations: info@thethorntree.co.za Central Reservations: +27824931184


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With the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains as a backdrop and sweeping views out over the glistening Indian Ocean below, lies Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. Just 4.5 hours‟ drive from Cape Town, it‟s midway between Mossel Bay and George, on South Africa‟s scenic Garden Route. Come and share the bounty and breathtaking beauty this 4,200 hectare reserve has to offer. Botlierskop Game Reserve will ensure you enjoy a uniquely South African Safari Experience, with a range of luxury accommodation from sumptuous tented lodges and stately manor suites to spectacular, self-catering villas and an entire village built with children in mind. This gracious family-owned and privatelyoperated game reserve is malaria-free and home to four of the Big 5 (lion, elephant, buffalo and rhino) as well as a host of antelope, including rare black impala, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, hippo and more. Spend a memorable day – or come and stay. Day visitors are as welcome as overnight guests at Botlierskop with a range of activities from safari game drives, horseback safaris, pampering spa therapies, restaurant options, children‟s activities, spacious decks and swimming pools, there truly is something for everyone. Botlierskop Private Game Reserve P.O Box 565, Little Brak River, 6503 Tel:+27(0) 44 333 0021 Fax: +27 (0) 44 696 6272 Email: info@botlierskop.co.za


Restaurants

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Fall in love with Cape Town‟s new steakhouse, IRON STEAK AND BAR, where you can enjoy a range of world class dishes including mouth-watering steaks flame grilled to perfection on our imported Spanish Vulcano Grez grill. We boast a great selection of wine, beer and classic cocktails that we take pride in preparing the good-old way! Weekly specials and events ensure that there is always something fresh and interesting to experience at IRON. Iron Steak and Bar is not your everyday South African steakhouse. Your experience at Iron Steak and Bar starts with a complimentary serving of popcorn cooked with delicious Wagyu beef drippings. 114 Bree Street, Cape Town City Centre Phone: +27 (0) 21 422 1175 Email: capetown@ironsteak.co.za

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Homeespun was thoughtfully designed to transport you away from the stress of the outside world. They offer a unique adaptation of European cooking methods, influenced by Asian, local and worldly flavours. The Restaurant was built out of the creative mind of Matt Schreuder. After several years of experience in top Michelin star restaurants across the globe, Matt decided to open his dream restaurant in Cape Town: Homespun by Matt.

www.homespunbymatt.co.za


THE POTLUCK CLUB HAS BEEN SATISFYING CUSTOMERS WITH GLOBAL INSPIRED SMALL PLATES SINCE 2012. THE EATERY TAKES ON MODERN INDUSTRIAL ELEGANCE, WHERE NATURAL MATERIALS ADD A TOUCH OF COSINESS. A SPACE PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE TO FEEL COMFORTABLE AND INSPIRED. WE BELIEVE THAT DINING OUT SHOULD BE AN EVENT THAT BRINGS JOY, HAPPINESS AND FULFILMENT. OUR AIM IS FOR DINERS TO TAKE HOME A MEMORY THAT WILL BRING A SMILE TO THEIR FACE FOR YEARS TO COME. Contact

+ 27 21 447 0804 SILO TOP FLOOR, THE OLD BISCUIT MILL 373 – 375 ALBERT ROAD, WOODSTOCK CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA


www.thepotluckclub.co.za


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.


www.tuliazanzibar.com


Welcome to

The Eastern Cape


The Shire Eco Lodge Luxury chalets resting on the edge of the indigenous Xholora forest in the Amatola Mountains - the perfect getaway for the nature-loving and adventurous! The Shire Eco Lodge is extraordinary. Inspired by the desire to create a space truly unique, The Shire captivates with its innovative design and magnificent setting. The luxury chalets rest on the edge of the indigenous Xholora forest in the Amatola Mountains, just a stream‟s hop from the enchanted home of many rare species of plants, birds and butterflies. Situated alongside the forest, the Shire Camp has 16 sites each with its own electricity and water points. The unisex ablution block, is situated in the middle of the sites and has additional dish washing facilities. The Shire Eco Lodge is the perfect getaway for everyone: nature-loving and adventurous types, business folks or families. The Shire Wild Bulb Nursery focuses on indigenous bulbs of the Eastern Cape region, but we also grow a number of winter rainfall species from the Western Cape.

Contact Us Address: Kubusi Forest 4930 Stutterheim, South Africa

Reservations: - rob@shire.co.za Contact: 043 683 2452 Website: - http://www.shire.co.za/E:


www.shire.co.za


Awake to the sounds of the African bush veld as the sun makes its appearance on the horizon bringing with it the prospect of another perfect day. Eco friendly Pumba, a proud member of the Green Leaf Conservation Initiative, is set in the malariafree Eastern Cape and provides an intimate African safari experience never to be forgotten. The reserve is home to Africa‟s Big Five as well as rare white lion, hippo, hyena, cheetah, giraffes, various antelope and more than 300 bird species. Feel the heartbeat of nature as you explore the reserve in custom land rovers or on guided walking safaris. Water Lodge offers waterfront chalets overlooking Lake Cariega while Bush Lodge is set on a floodplain with scenic mountain views offering luxury thatch and glass chalets. All Chalets open onto private game viewing decks boasting plunge pools and outdoor showers. The indulgent bathrooms offer free-standing tubs and double basins, and each room is fitted with an earthenware fireplace. Whether dining indoors or under the starlit sky, meals at Pumba are simply sublime.

Contact Us Address: Highlands, Makana Municipality, 6140, Eastern Cape​

Reservations: - respumba@pehotels.co.za Contact: +27 (0)41 502 3050


www.pumbagamereserve.co.za


Away with the Fairies is blessed with an abundance of the good things in life :Nature, Views, Free Yoga, Wildlife, Forests, Free Fairy Shots, Waterfalls, Craft Beer on tap, Fun, Beauty, Health Smoothies, Peace and Love, that is what Away with the Fairies is all about. It‟s a refuge where one can truly escape the madness of the concrete jungle. It‟s a place to wander, whether in thought or person, through the mythical forests and mountain trails surrounding the Fairy home. Away with the Fairies invites you to come and experience the astonishing array of natural landscapes. And to come and let your mind wander – (or even better, to stop it wandering and become present) with the Fairies and their friends. Deciding you want to visit Hogsback is the easiest part, choosing Away with the Fairies is even easier, finding your perfect room to suit your budget and other needs is the cherry on the cake to make your stay here something that you will never forget. This is where we would like to make it easy for you, by providing a detailed overview of your options at Away with the Fairies. For this reason if you really want to make the best of your trip to Hogsback, look no further, and get lost in our magical realm of Fairies, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings style murals and stunning natural scenery.

Contact Us E: hogsback1@gmail.com T: 045 962 1031


www.awaywiththefairies.co.za


Kwa-Zulu Natal Two areas in KwaZulu-Natal have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. These areas are extremely scenic as well as important to the surrounding ecosystems.


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Nestled in a tranquil and secluded valley in the heart of the Drakensberg lies Cathedral Peak Hotel, providing premier accommodation and entertainment surrounded by the magnificent peaks of some of the World Heritage Site‟s most impressive and iconic mountains. When Albert van der Riet first laid eyes on this valley in the early 1900s, he had a vision of a secluded hotel that would be closer to the mountains than any other hotel at the time. For the past 80 years, the van der Riet family have been offering the ultimate Drakensberg experience and it‟s a privilege to look back on this unbroken history. Guests are accommodated in 104 spacious and well-appointed rooms, ranging from standard, family and superior rooms to Executive/ Honeymoon Suites and the private Presidential Suite, providing the ultimate in luxury for up to 254 guests. With a staggering array of facilities, activities and adventures on your doorstep, you‟ll never want for entertainment at Cathedral Peak Hotel. Unrivalled access to the Drakensberg mountains sees 18 stunning walks and hikes leaving from the hotel, ranging from gentle riverside strolls to scaling the summit of the Cathedral Peak itself. Those looking for more speed will revel in mountain bike trails, jogging routes, horse rides, quad biking and a helicopter for nearby sightseeing flights. Contact us Telephone: +27 (36) 488 1888 Fax: +27 (36) 488 1889 Email: info@cathedralpeak.co.za


www.cathedralpeak.co.za


Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is a gourmet lodge dedicated to sumptuous food and country luxury. The Farmhouse - Life before the hotel Even in the 1970's when we spent time here, the lamps had to be lit, the wood-fired geyser next to the bath had to be stoked before you could have a warm bath and the loo was reached by going through a gate in the fence. The dam was later put in by Ralph and Marj in the 1980‟s. Following Fred‟s example we used this as our getaway while running Granny Mouse‟s Country House in Balgowan. Once we had sold that, we moved up here permanently in 1993 and the happy memories continue to this day. We began work on building Cleopatra in 1997, and opened our doors in September 1998. Dinner is a sumptuous 5-course affair with no effort or expense spared to give our guests a memorable dining experience. A host talks you through every mouthful from pan to plate before you sit down to enjoy the culinary team's creations - and they don't mind telling you that Cleopatra‟s food is all about the tastes, fun and passion that go into good country cooking!

Contact us

+27 71 687 7266 +27 33 267 7243 cleopatramountain@telkomsa.net


www.cleopatramountain.com


St Ives Lodge and Venue is situated in the heart of the Lions River Valley in the KZN Midlands. St Ives is a Family run establishment and a lot of love is put into all that we do! This 140-hectare Family Owned & Managed Estate offers something for everyone. The Lodge sleeps 48 guests with Wild Animals Roaming the Grounds & the Picturesque Dams, A Unique and Elegant Wedding Venue set on raised decks overlooking the Lake, with an In house event Planning Team to assist in making your Every dream a Reality, As well as Conference and Functions Facilities. Not to mention the Delicious Food, A BOMA Bar( equipped with a Kids play area), This amazing Culmination is a Recipe for Great Success and a Place where our Guests can retreat to and call Home. Be sure to visit Soon! *Other activities include: Fishing, Bird Watching, and Walking Trails- Please inquire with Reception Nearby Attractions include: The Nelson Mandela Capture Site, The Karkloof Canopy Tours, Epic Karting and a Large Number of Local Businesses to explore along the Midlands Meander

Contact Us reservations@stives.co.za +27 33 234 4490


www.stives.co.za


Forest Lodge & Forest Villas Forest Lodge & Forest Villas is a brand new upmarket Lodge which opened its doors on 01 May 2014 in the town of St Lucia, iSimangaliso world heritage site. The architectural qualities are seen throughout the building, for Forest Lodge in St. Lucia is a modern and contemporary building style. The owners have vast experience in tourism and their demands. The Lodge design evolves around the luxury and comfort of its clients. This is the first newly build Lodge in St Lucia for the past 10 years. Its design and rooms cater for the clients with specific demands. Forest Lodge & Forest Villas in St Lucia offers accommodation for the individual traveler as well as families and groups. Forest Lodge has a perfect position from where all activities in and around St Lucia can be explored. The owners of Forest Lodge & Forest Villas have a safari company which have concessions to do open-safari tours in Hluhluwe / Umfolozi Park as well as the iSimangaliso World Heritage Park. Welcome to the most unforgettable holiday destination with its treasure of marine and wildlife. Contact Us Telephone: +27 35 590 1024 Email: info@forestkzn.co.za Physical Address: 15 Pelikaan Street, St Lucia, 3936


www.forestkzn.co.za/.


Afriski is an entirely safe-contained mountain leisure destination. Although modelled on classic European ski resorts, it has a distinctly African flavour entirely in keeping with its setting high in Lesotho‟s Maluti Mountains. From the moment you arrive, our entire team will be dedicated to ensuring you have the best possible experience. Afriski lets you enjoy the mountains at your own pace, and in your own way. That‟s the beauty of Lesotho: there‟s always something new to discover. If you‟re familiar with the downhill thrills of winter at Afriski, come again in summer and get to know a dramatically different landscape. If you‟ve never skied or snowboarded, there‟s no finer place to learn. With a range of accommodation and dining options, plus activities to keep everyone busy from dawn to dusk and beyond, Afriski provides a wonderful canvas on which to paint your own mountain memories. Ski and save with Afriski or take advantage of one of our summer specials – it‟s the opposite of a price hike. We‟re passionate about sharing our love for the mountains, and it‟s an opportunity we want to give to as many people as possible. We‟ve always believed that spending time up high is good for the soul – and with our latest special deals on accommodation and activities, it can be good for your wallet, too.

Call us: Telephone: 0861 AFRISKI/ 2374754 Email: bookings@afriski.net


www. afriski.net


The Nambiti Private Game Reserve on which Elephant Rock Lodge is situated is a 10 000 hectare reserve. The diverse wildlife habitat includes the Big 5: Lion, Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant and Leopard, as well as Cheetah, Hyena and many other species. Bird life abounds with over 250 recorded species. Nambiti is ideally situated, 3 hours from Durban and 4 hours from Johannesburg, in the heart of the KwaZuluNatal battlefields. This includes Rorke‟s Drift, Isandlwana, Elandslaagte and Ladysmith. Our experienced and knowledgeable field guides will take you on two game drives daily to explore the many wonders that Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve Luxury Safari Lodge has to offer, including the Big 5, plains game, abundant bird life and plenty more! Waterfall Picnics for special occasions & private functions. By prior arrangement you can enjoy a relaxing picnic on the banks of the Sundays River while listening to the water cascading in the background. Enjoy some quiet time at one of the many well-stocked dams fishing for Bass. Fishing rods are available at our Luxury Safari Lodge. Elephant Rock Luxury Safari Lodge offers the thrill of Big Five game viewing as well as the creature comforts of a top-class resort. A staff ratio of one staff member per guest ensures phenomenal service and personalised attention to detail. Relax on the deck next to the delightful pool or enjoy a sundowner on the main viewing deck overlooking the waterhole. The bar is an ideal meeting place for pre-dinner drinks. Call us: reservations@elephantrocklodge.co.za +27 (0) 83 268 9026 +27 (0) 36 940 0131


www.elephantrocklodge.co.za


Restaurants

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


Spiga has always been famous in the local South African merged Italian culinary scene. Always buzzing, and popular with foodies far and wide – and for good reason. The atmosphere has a unique vibe – chilled enough for a fun hangout with your chommies, great for families, and the eatery extends to the curb so you don‟t miss out on the true Durban spirit oozing out of this eatery. Upon arrival, you are greeted with a warm welcome from the owners. How‟s that for personal attention? The old charms can still be found at Spiga that make you feel the connection immediately! The same graffiti wall, just like the one that featured in their Florida Road eatery, this time, with “welcome back” messages. And there‟s that familiar smell of authentic Italian food wafting through the air awakening that nostalgic sense of homeliness. Spiga D‟oro perfectly balances good food with good moods. Pop by for a meal, enjoy the outside view of the hustle and bustle of city life and views of Mitchell Park as you enjoy delicious authentic Italian cuisine. The people are chilled, and so is the vibe – it‟s the kind of stuff people move to Durban for.

CONTACT

465 Innes Rd 4001 Durban, South Africa http://www.spiga.co.za/ 067 138 1115 paul@spiga.co.za


www.spiga.co.za


Gauteng & Surrounding Situated in the Highveld, Gauteng is the smallest province in South Africa. Though Gauteng accounts for only 1.5% of the country's land area, it is home to more than a quarter of its population


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An exclusive hotel situated on a 10 hectare expanse of untamed Bushveld, offering luxury accommodation, a restaurant, conference and wedding venues. Built on the banks of the Roodeplaat dam, we offer an unique combination of indigenous vegetation, landscaping and waterfront luxury. The Blades is conveniently situated in Gauteng, just 20 minutes from Pretoria, 40 minutes from OR Tambo International and 50 minutes from Johannesburg, making it an accessible destination to both local and international guests. The Blades Hotel offers a peaceful atmosphere perfectly suited for Gauteng locals looking for weekend accommodation to take a break from the city life, or for guests seeking accommodation close to Pretoria and Johannesburg. The Blades Hotel offers a wide variety of room types. All 46 of these rooms (96 beds) are North to North West facing, with breathtaking views of the Roodeplaat Dam and its surrounding vegetation. The atmosphere of our rooms is one of secluded and tranquil bushveld luxury. All rooms exude warmth and elegance. The interiors are stylish and understated, with rich earth tones and hints of regatta colours. Central fireplaces in our Executive rooms add to the ambiance of the bushveld, for those seeking romantic accommodation. We utilize natural resources to heat water and generate electricity for all of our exclusive rooms.

Contact 75 Kameeldrift Road Pretoria, South-Africa, 0035 Tel: + 27(0) 12 161 0802 Alternative Tel: + 27(0) 12 161 0803 E-mail: info@theblades.co.za


www.theblades.co.za


This piece of landscape inspired his iconic masterpieces, arguably the most prolific landscape art by a South African artist. They were spirited and dramatic, one-of-akind and unforgettably gripping. Jacobus Hendrik (Henk) Pierneef, or just „Pierneef‟ as the world would come to know him, called the place of „Elangeni‟ – where sunshine is at the gate. And it is at this exact gate, under the same trees, in that same light, on Pierneef‟s very foundations that our story begins… Your hosts, Annette and Chris de Beer welcome you to Pierneef‟s Kraal guest house, situated on two hectares of fertile, historically significant land, located towards the east of South Africa‟s capital city, Pretoria. The Great Master regrettably no longer tends to the indigenous gardens he so painstakingly created, but every effort was made by us to bring to life the qualities, so ingrained in his seminal work: originality, simplicity and, of course, beauty.

Contact Pierneef Estate 30 Knoppiesdoorn Avenue Lynnwood Manor Pretoria, 0081 +27 (0)83 276 3960 info@pierneefskraal.co.za


www.pierneefskraal.co.za


Discover serenity, luxury and privacy in the heart of the Waterberg and prepare to regenerate body and soul. Nestled in the heart of the bushveld and overlooking a gorge, Leopards Rock Bush Boutique Suite are located in an exclusive country estate just 15 minutes from BelaBela. Only 3 open plan, spacious Suite are set on a rocky incline with sweeping views over a majestic gorge. Enjoy this spectacular view from the comfort of your tastefully decorated apartment while the birdlife and peaceful surroundings soothe your stresses away while indulging from the beauty and tranquility to restore your energy. Prepare to be blown away as you step into the stylish, ingeniouslydesigned self-catering suite. Our décor provides an earthy and relaxed atmosphere inspired by nature. Awaken each morning to the chorus of abundant wildlife. This is where you restore your sanity and recharge your battery. Each uniquely distinct Apartment offers its own stunning view. Invite yourself into the arms of nature when opening the big folding doors. Contact 4 Giraffe View Modimolle Limpopo, 0510 +27(0) 14 013 0296 +27(0) 14 001 7048 lrbushb@gmail.com salomiejk@gmail.com


www.leopardsrockbushboutique.co.za


Bushveld Terrace – Hotel on Kruger offers guests and their families a cool and contemporary 4-star escape at the Kruger National Park. This family owned boutique hotel features 30 rooms built around a sleek outdoor swimming pool and surrounded by African bush. Decorated in natural colours, the elegant rooms at Bushveld Terrace come complete with flat-screen satellite TV, bar fridge, air conditioning and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Each room offers an en-suite bathroom and some include patios with outside seating. The hotel’s restaurant is a prominent feature of the hotel offering inside and outside seating. Our daily breakfast buffet includes freshly baked treats, fruit and juices and a delectable hot selection. Packed breakfasts can be arranged by prior request. At night the restaurant comes alive with smells of wood fires, ambient light and background music. The restaurant offers an extensive a la carte menu taking care of your breakfast, lunch & dinner needs. Special dietary requests can be accommodate by prior request. Contact LOCATION GPS: S23 56' 44.35`` E31 09' 44.34`` EMAIL info@bushveldterrace.co.za TEL +27 (0)15 781 3447 | +27 (0) 82 079 6324


www.bushveldterrace.co.za


Mediterranean mezze, Venetian inspiration, and the always popular Sunday Lunch; dining at Punchinellos is not to be missed. Prime meat cuts, fresh seafood, seasonal vegetarian dishes and a selection of fine desserts at our diner-favourite Fourways restaurant. A changing menu of dishes harmonises fresh and local with fine imported specialties to create dining that is Mediterranean at its heart and celebrates the best of South African produce. Punchinello’s offers guests an award-winning Mediterranean mezze, Venetian inspiration dining. Regularly regarded as the best restaurant in Fourways and one of the finest Mediterranean restaurants in Johannesburg this is fine-dining that never becomes fussy-dining. Portions are generous, presentation is beautiful and the taste is mouthwatering. Guests are welcomed into a large living room style restaurant and experience warm and welcoming service from the Punchinellos family. The open show kitchen with its mix of modern and classic, copper and a mosaiced pizza oven, adds to the atmosphere and whets the appetite. Contact HOTEL TELEPHONE: +27 11 367 4367 EMAIL: Punchinellos@tsogosun.com


www.tsogosun.com


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.

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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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Game Reserve The Perfect Safari Destination


Inspired by the unique natural surroundings, and designed with comfort and relaxation in mind, the accommodation options at Jaci‟s Safari Lodge offer guests the ideal base from which to experience their own African safari.

With thatched roofs, low stone walls, suspended viewing decks and canvas rollup panels, the six spacious tented suites let the outside in. This family-friendly bush retreat is named after the resident buffalo bull that frequents the waterhole in front of it. The suite, which accommodates up to six guests, includes a private swimming pool and viewing deck overlooking the waterhole. Accommodating up to eight guests, this suite is ideal for larger families or groups. The custom-built deck features a central firepit and spacious seating area leading on to a partially covered „star pod‟, ideal for stargazing, and a private swimming pool. Bushveld romance personified, these two new suites are furnished with bursts of colour and custom-made finishes, with rooftop extensions that afford guests the unique opportunity of sleeping under the African stars. The main lodge building has recently received an extreme makeover resulting in a bold, refreshed, upgraded and spectacular new gathering place. It features a spacious and elegant lounge, a glorious copper fireplace and bar, kitchen and dining areas, all proudly reflecting our trademark striking colourful decor and authentic proudly South African atmosphere.

Contact Us PHONE: +27 (0) 83 700 2071EMAIL: reservations@jacislodges.co.za


www.jacislodges.co.za


Impodimo Game Lodge is set on a rocky ridge overlooking the vistas within the magnificent malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve of the North West Province of South Africa. Madikwe Game Reserve covers an area of 75000 hectares of unique topography and breathtaking beauty bordering Botswana. It is home to the Big 5, the beautiful Painted Wolf (African Wild Dogs), Cheetah, Brown and Spotted Hyena a variety of large mammals and bird life. Rise in the morning to an African dawn and enjoy an early morning game drive with your dedicated professional ranger and tracker. Relax as your ranger guides you through the bush on a custom made open Land Rover searching out the secrets of nature. In the afternoon, when the heat of the African sun has diminished and the shadows are longer, head out on a sundowner safari to watch the sun set on this bushveld paradise and go in search of the more nocturnal creatures that now rule the bush. Set out on a bush walk with your armed ranger and learn the art of tracking African game, enjoy the trees, birds and stunning scenery.

Contact Us Email: reservations@impodimo.com TEL : +27(0) 183509400 MOBILE: +27(0) 835615355


www.impodimo.com


Mosetlha is family owned and run, a rustic and intimate, unfenced bush camp nestling at the very heart of the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve. We are this Reserve‟s only authentic bush camp and genuine eco lodge – the unpolished gem in Madikwe‟s crown! It is our mission to provide you with an exclusive and unique wilderness experience. But also to allow you to travel responsibly … and tread gently through our beautiful land. In order to ensure each of you our best possible attention, we accommodate a maximum of 16 people in ten twin cabins. The camp is unfenced and our guests are accommodated in true safari style in raised wooden cabins set amongst the natural vegetation around a central camp fire and lapa area. Cabins have partly open sides and are arranged in adjoining or detached double rooms with twin beds and simple amenities. Duvets, pillows, blankets and towels are provided by us. (And hot water bottle for those cold winter nights!)

Contact Us Email: info@thebushcamp.com TEL : +27 (0) 11 444 9345


www.thebushcamp.com


Molori Safari Lodge Madikwe Molori Safari is situated deep within the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa‟s North West Province, bordering Botswana. The secluded lodge offers absolute privacy, while taking in breathtaking views of the Dwarsberg Mountains and the expansive Madikwe valley. At 75 000 hectares, Madikwe Game Reserve is South Africa‟s fifth largest Big Five game reserve, but offers so much more than the Big Five. Madikwe is home to the Super Seven, which includes all Big Five species as well as cheetah and wild dog. There are an estimated 400 wild dogs still surviving in South Africa and a large concentration of these are thriving in the Madikwe habitat. All suites have floor-to-ceiling retractable glass walls, which fold away completely, connecting each suite‟s interior to a private deck and infinity pool. All feature indoor and outdoor showers, as well as free-standing baths, custom furniture, indoor/outdoor dining options, fireplaces, mini-bars, Bose iPod docking stations and air‐conditioning. Both presidential suites follow the indoor/outdoor style of the other suites on a grander scale. Additionally each has a kitchen and dining area, additional guest bathrooms, rim-flow bathtub, a walk-in dressing room, and a library/study Molori Safari Lodge T: +27 14 778 8000 F: +27 86 764 7021 M: +27 82 328 4161 E: lodge@molorisafari.com SA Office - Reservations and Marketing Eluisa Di Benedetto - Reservations T: +27 (82) 613 5723 E: reservations@molorisafari.com


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Jamala Madikwe Jamala Madikwe is a luxury boutique safari lodge in South Africa‟s Madikwe Game Reserve. Organic glamor and opulent accents combine to ensure a distinctive and elegant flair. Tradition and eccentricity are tastefully united in an atmosphere that knows no equal. Your African safari will provide a detailed insight into the diverse landscape of Madikwe Game Reserve and its unparalleled game viewing. Indulge in award winning cuisine under African skies or treat yourself to a tranquil spa day in the Jamala Madikwe Royal Spa. Jamala Madikwe reflects a classic sense of style that is sufficiently robust to match the savage beauty that lies beyond. Jamala Madikwe is easily accessible by air and road and is located in Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of Southern Africa. MAIN LODGE FACILITIES Lounge and library with fireplace Gourmet dining experiences: Boma and Star deck Complimentary WiFi access “Sofa Safari” overlooking our private waterhole Curio Shop Jamala Madikwe watchtower overlooking the Savannah plains and waterhole Open air bar Large Lap pool Madikwe Game Reserve via Molatedi Gate North West Province Madikwe Rodney Steyn (Reservations)

+27 82 927 3129 Nico Verster +27 82 929 3190 Email info@jamalamadikwe.com


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Motswiri Private Safari Lodge, situated in the western side of the 75 000 hectare, Big Five, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province. As its name suggests, Motswiri Private Safari Lodge is an exclusive lodge offering guests a personal bush experience, which is impossible to replicate in larger concerns. The lodge offer some of the best views in Madikwe as well as the tranquil feeling given by the mature trees (mostly Leadwoods) under which the lodge‟s main building, five luxury bush villas and the Luxury Family Villa nestle. Luxury Bush Villas Our Luxury Bush Villas and extremely spacious all boasting air-conditioning, ceiling fans, gas fireplaces, beautifully appointed bathrooms en-suite, outdoor rock showers and private wrap around wooden decks. Luxury Family villa

The Luxury Family Villa consists of three air-conditioned rooms, all with bathrooms en-suite, private lounge and deck which overlooks the private plunge pool and boma. The Villa is a perfect option for families and can accommodate up to 6 persons.

Contact us Telephone: +27 (0)11 363 3587 Email: reservations@motswiri.com Emergency Number: +27 62 501 8231


www.motswiri.com


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Mid year break and the kids are ready for excitement! A weekend by the sea or a week in the bush, your choice must include everyone and we k...

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