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October 2018

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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La Residence is surrounded by vineyards and plum orchards, with a spectacular mountain backdrop, breath-taking views of the undulating countryside and an atmosphere of complete tranquility. A new benchmark for luxury Franschhoek accommodation. Step into the Great Hall and be transported to a world of exquisite beauty, opulence and grandeur in this luxury Franschhoek hotel. Glittering Indian chandeliers hang from the vaulted ceiling, original artwork and huge mirrors grace the walls, while the furnishings of Liz Biden are plush, colourful and stylish. Elegant antiques and exquisite flowers create a feeling of refinement and sophistication. The 11 Suites at the hotel are ideal for couples while the 5 Vineyard Suites offer privacy and space for families and groups of friends. An integral part of the experience at Franschhoek‟s La Residence is the elaborate and unique interior of each suite. Every suite has its own colour scheme and set of design influences, from the exotic Tibetan Suite with its oriental antiques and rich orange tones to the blue and yellow Chambre Bleu with its Provençal antiques, velvets and silks Executive Chef Lennard Marais oversees the dining experience at La Residence. His cuisine emphasises fresh, local ingredients, many of which are grown on the estate. Because the cuisine is such an integral part of the experience at La Residence, our guests will often sit down with the chefs to discuss their preferences and dietary requirements with menus being tailored accordingly. The chefs at La Residence are of the highest calibre, dedicated to ensuring that every meal is unforgettable. La Residence has two in-house spa therapists. Signature treatments include the Swedish Massage to relax muscles and stimulate circulation, the tension releasing Deep Tissue Massage to ease stiffness, and the Pinotage Body Polish – a treatment inspired by the natural benefits of the uniquely South African Pinotage grape.

When the weather is good, massages and other spa treatments can also be enjoyed outside in the Tea House overlooking the dam. For those keen to keep in shape while on holiday, there is a fully-equipped gym at the hotel. And for those requiring a healthy meal plan, our team of award winning chefs will gladly oblige with a special healthy meal plan designed around your dietary requirements. Tel: +27 (0) 21 671 5502 Fax: +27 (0) 86 718 2832 Email:

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Lady Bonin‟s Tea is a South African based company that sources, blends, packages and distributes full leaf teas, either loose or in biodegradable tea bags. The teas and herbals are sourced locally and internationally from small-scale, social and environmentally driven farms that are organic wherever possible, and that go beyond organic into Wild and Biodiverse. The predominantly organic herb, spice, fruit and floral ingredients are 100% real, with no additives, creating unique blends that are a premium quality and deep flavour cascades. The company is Organic and Halaal certified.

Where it all began Founded in 2010 by Jessica Bonin, aka Lady Bonin, out of a 1975 Jurgens Caravan selling take-away tea at markets, festivals and private functions. It was South Africa‟s first Food Truck and the worlds first Tea Caravan! Lady Bonin‟s Tea was selling take away tea before Starbucks!

Where it is today Today, Lady Bonin‟s Tea has its own in-house production facility where all product development, blending, packaging and distribution occur. Once the teas are blended, they are packaged under the Lady Bonin‟s Tea brand and distributed to various retail outlets, through online avenues, to restaurants and hotels. We are slowly tapping into export markets. Lady Bonin‟s Tea opened South Africa‟s very first Tea Bar in 2016. It is a unique concept that takes every way you can enjoy coffee and replaces it with tea. Why does coffee get to have all the fun? The flavours and blends are infinite from frappes to lattes, chinos and even traditional teas. Adjoining the Tea Bar is a traditional tea ceremony room where unique teas and traditional ceremonies from around the world can be enjoyed. In 2015 Lady Bonin‟s Tea took part in a Business Incubator program focusing on Impact Business. At the end of the incubator a pitch deck was held to raise funding and select a winner for the incubator. Lady Bonin‟s Tea won, securing its first round of funding and leading to its now partners, Hivos Food and Lifestyle Fund.

+27 21 447 1741

Tintswalo Atlantic Widely known as Cape Town‟s hidden gem, Tintswalo Atlantic is a 5 star, award-winning boutique lodge nestled at the base of the ocean-facing Table Mountain National Park. Sitting at the foot of Chapman‟s Peak, the lodge is perched on a pebbled beach and enjoys panoramic views of the picturesque Hout Bay harbour, the dramatic Sentinel mountain peak, and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Each of our suites has a unique design and theme – paying tribute to the beauty of nature and the rich heritage of our surroundings. The Tintswalo Atlantic dining room provides a picturesque, cosy setting to enjoy beautifully-presented and delicious cuisine. Paying special attention to guest‟s dietary requirements (or desires), the Tintswalo Atlantic kitchen team endeavours to create memorable meals from fresh, locallysourced and sustainable ingredients. The lodge dining room leads out onto an expansive wooden deck, and enjoys sublime ocean views and fresh sea air. Inside, the open-plan kitchen layout offers interactive cooking opportunities to guests who might enjoy sipping a glass of wine while watching the chef prepare meals, or discussing cooking techniques with the head chef. Accommodation: Lizaan Zurel Carol Mhazo +27 11 300 8888

Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputaland Coast, KwaZuluNatal which forms part of the 332 000 hectare iSimangaliso Wetland Park declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.This 24 bed luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of Africaâ€&#x;s last unspoilt wilderness beaches. The 12 thatched bush suites offer either Ocean or Forest Views with Deluxe Ocean Views room sporting private plunge pools. The suites are positioned to afford maximum privacy & minimal environmental impact. Excellent cuisine is enjoyed al fresco on the dining deck or beach deck overlooking the sea. Robinson Crusoe goes percale in the Thonga Beach Lodge chic, eco-sensitive huts. Each room is on a raised platform nestled in indigenous forest in undulating dunes. Natural materials of thatch, reeds and wood lend texture to the clear, minimalist spaces. The huts have full length glass windows and doors to let in the fresh breeze and sounds of the sea. Your own wooden deck reaches out into the forest where you may enjoy morning coffee amidst birdsong, or cocktails under starlight. The beds have dreamy crisp linen and mosquito nets, complemented by soft downlighting. The Deluxe Ocean View and Family Rooms romantic bathrooms with baths and double basins flow from the bedroom, while there is a separate shower and enclosed toilet. The Deluxe Ocean View Rooms also have refreshing outdoor showers which offer snippets of sea views. The Ocean View and Forest View Rooms have open-plan bathrooms with very spacious showers, double vanity and separate enclosed toilet.

GPS Co-ordinates: S27° 19‟ 47.00” E32° 45‟00.00” 27 (0) 35 474 1473

SAN LAMEER RESORT HOTEL & SPA IS LOCATED ON THE ICONIC SAN LAMEER ESTATE, A MERE 1.5 HOUR DRIVE FROM DURBAN. The estate is a lush, sub-tropical paradise on the southernmost coastline of Kwa-Zulu Natal. The charming 40 bedroom, 4-star boutique hotel offers superior, comfortable accommodation with beautiful views of the lagoon and the hotel‟s swimming pools. Delectable light meals are served all day on the Promenade terrace or simply unwind here with a glass of wine or signature cocktail. Lagoon Grill restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner daily – breakfast is a lavish buffet affair not to be missed and Chef‟s dinner menu is designed to delight all palates. San Lameer Resort Hotel & Spa‟s newly refurbished, state of the art conference & banqueting center can comfortably accommodate 180 delegates for conferencing and 200 guests for weddings and private functions. The facilities on the estate also make for great team building events and corporate getaways. The award winning Camelot Spa is just phenomenal! They have an all-encompassing holistic approach to health, beauty and wellness throughout their treatments which will leave you feeling years younger! San Lameer Country Club designed by Peter Matkovich is regarded as one of the top golf courses in the country having hosted various professional events. There is also a pristine mashie course for the not so serious golfer. And, of course, a visit to the South Coast would not be complete without a swim in, or at least a visit to, the beach! San Lameer has direct access to two blue flag beaches arguably the finest on the South Coast. Other activities include squash, tennis, cycling, canoeing and paddle boats (equipment can be rented), Pitch & Putt (mashie golf), cricket practice net and bowling greens. Activities offered nearby include horse riding, quad biking, bungee jumping and go-karting.

THE HOTEL FEATURES 40 ROOMS: 7 Classic Rooms (1 Double Bed) 1 Classic Twin ( 1 King-size Bed) 18 Deluxe Twin (1 King-size Bed) 7 Deluxe Room (1 Double Bed) 1 Deluxe Room (1 Double Bed) – Paraplegic 1 Junior Suite (1 Double Bed) 1 Junior Suite (1 King-size Bed) 2 Executive Suites (1 King-size Bed) Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. Check in at 14h00, check out at 10h00. CONTACT DETAILS Contact number: +27 (0)39 313 0011 Email:

Gwahumbe Game Lodge and Spa, Just an hour‟s drive from Durban – or a 45 minute drive from Pietermaritzburg, Gwahumbe Game Lodge and Spa offers a wide variety of catered and self catered accommodation ranging from ultimate luxury to a rustic bush camp. We are “Wilderness on a Whim” – the perfect getaway to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the bushveld. Game drives are undoubtedly the best way to view our exceptional fauna & flora, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the game in a natural setting. As our reserve is relatively small, there is always an excellent chance for guests to view our variety of game, such as hippo, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra and many antelope species to name but a few. The Reserve enjoys an abundance of animals and birds. Gwahumbe Game Lodge Accommodation, exquisitely furnished & tastefully decorated units including the 6 to 8 sleeper Eagles Nest, 4-sleeper Serengeti & Raised A-Frame thatched huts for a real African experience. With the surrounding landscape your only distraction, this venue is conducive to a relaxed and productive experience. Conference pads, pens, mints and fruit juices are provided to delegates during conferencing. Free Wifi is available in the conference room and main lodge. Liven up your conference with one of our exciting team building activities: • • • • •

Game Drive Guided Nature Walk Potjie Competition Survival Game Puzzle Challeng

Gwahumbe Game and Spa has a diverse variety of activities available, including:  Testing your driving skills on challenging 4 x 4 trails  Bring along your mountain bike to navigate our 18km fully marked route which forms a part of the Mid-Illovo Husqvarna Classic Mountain bike race  Teambuilding activities  Enjoying game viewing drives in open Land Cruisers  Hiking through the dramatic Gwahumbe Gorge  Bird watching  Enjoying a refreshing dip in the pool at the lodge or at the waterfall or just relaxing and taking in the breathtaking scenery.  Spoil yourself at our well equipped Spa which includes – steam room, hydro bath and a variety of touch and beauty therapies by our qualified therapists. Gwahumbe Game & Spa, KZN, South Africa Tel: +27 82 347 6536 E-mail: GPS Coordinates: 29°59'50.9"S 30°32'39.8"E


SAXON HOTEL, VILLAS & SPA At the heart of the City of Gold, beneath the warm sunshine in the opulent, treelined suburb of Sandhurst, lies the enchanting Saxon Hotel. A uniquely perfect blend of rich cultural history and contemporary five-star service, the Saxon is situated on ten acres of magnificent indigenous gardens, providing a private and peaceful retreat like no other. As a guest of the Saxon you may choose to stay in one of the luxuriously elegant suites in the main Hotel, or you may prefer the exclusivity of the more private Villa suites. Join us for a culinary adventure at one of our restaurants and let the Chefs take you on a experiential journey. Step into the Saxon Spa, an oasis nestled in its unique surroundings. Cascading water features, a signature fireplace and influences of copper and Himalayan salts set the backdrop for a restful journey. This metropolitan spa offers holistic disciplines of a spa journey, giving our guests time to rediscover a healthy and discerning lifestyle. 36 Saxon Road, Sandhurst 2196, Johannesburg, South Africa Tel: +27 (0)11 292 6000 / +27 (0)87 375 7777 Fax: +27 (0)11 292 6001 Email:

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 bird-watching safaris. 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. Delicious buffet breakfasts and lunches are generally served in the main building or on the lapa and dinners are served in one of the cosy boma's under the stars, or in the lapa next to the main lodge. On the far northern border of South Africa lies a beautiful area known as the Groot Marico and it is in this spectacular setting, in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, that Tau Game Lodge South Africa is situated. Reservations Tel: +27 11 466 8715 or +27 11 466 8717 Fax: +27 11 466 8689 or +27 866858816 Emergencies only: 083 262 2013 Email:

Established in 2006, Mythos has fast become renowned for its authentic Greek cuisine. And „authentic‟ is not a term we use lightly. Our Head Chef brings with her a wealth of family recipes, and insists upon importing all her key ingredients from Greece. This authentic culinary approach has garnered us the title of Best Greek Restaurant in Joburg, Pretoria and Ekurhuleni at the Best of Awards from 2013 to 2017. We have also won the Best Neighbourhood Restaurant and Best New Restaurant titles in 2015, 2016 and in 2017, respectively. But for us, it‟s not about awards, or accolades, or recognition. For us, our business is sharing the warmth of our unique Greek culture and tradition with you.

Whether your dreams see you in six inch stilettos, a tuxedo or khakis, Lejwe La Metsi Private Reserve is a magnificent oasis of quality and splendour at its very best. Designed to enthral the senses of even the most discerning guest. This elegant sanctuary is located in a malaria-free area only 1.5 hours drive from the hub of Johannesburg, on the outskirts of Bela-Bela in the Limpopo Province. Be it our gastronomic cuisine, a game drive through 5000 acres of pristine African wilderness, lounging at the spectacular infinity pool enjoying the antics of a troop of mischievous vervet monkeys, or simply ambling through the magnificently landscaped private garden, designed by Patrick Watson, you will be continually intoxicated by the wonder that is Lejwe La Metsi. Privacy, exclusivity, service and luxury to the highest international standards are what Lejwe La Metsi offers its esteemed guests. Whether itâ€&#x;s a wedding set in one of Africaâ€&#x;s most serene natural settings or a corporate event for both large and small enterprises, only the very best will do. Our experienced in-house Events Team has the resources, knowledge and skills to meet your requests with quality and precision. A completely tailored full events solution is offered for each occasion, bringing a magnetism of unique characteristics and dimensions to life with the aim of creating a truly memorable experience. Up to 36 guests or 18 couples can be accommodated at Lejwe La Metsi. Office: 087 808 5358 / 087 808 5359 / 087 808 5360 Sherlee:+27 60 966 2348 Aimy: +27 81 862 1423

The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is situated on the Randpark Golf Course, 2km from Cresta Shopping Centre in Johannesburg and 15 minutes from Sandton City centre. This business hotel provides the ultimate destination for conferences, functions, corporate golf days, weddings and leisure guests in a safe residential area with tree-lined streets. The luxury development, open 24 hours a day and staffed with our friendly receptionists, overlooks the famous Randpark Golf Course and is situated just north east of the clubhouse, on the 1st hole. The Fairway has 62 hotel rooms and 14 Villas. The hotel rooms include 35 luxury rooms, 16 premier rooms, 1 paraplegic room, 2 Suites and 8 family rooms each with its own private bathrooms. The Villas consists of 7 double storey Golf Villas with 4 en-site bedrooms, 6 double storey Garden Villas with 4 en-site bedrooms and 1 single storey Garden Villas with 2 en-site bedrooms, bringing the total number of rooms to 116. Daily housekeeping and breakfast is included in the room rate. Gym, tennis courts and spa facilities further add to the enjoyment and comfort of guests during their stay. The 8, 200m² hotel comprises a multivolume foyer and private internal pool (heated in the winter) courtyard, a conference centre, boardrooms, breakaway rooms, lounge and deck with stunning views. Brides can look forward to a magnificent chapel and the Windsor Ballroom for hosting their function. Being the meeting venue in Johannesburg, Bar Verve is renowned for after work cocktails which may well extend into unparalleled late night Fine Dining in Balata Restaurant. Fairway Hotel Tel : +27 (0)11 478 8000 E-mail: Fairway Spa Tel: +27 (0)11 478 8020 Fax: 086 527 9215 E-mail:

In 1993 I opened a small one-woman catering company in my friendâ€&#x;s kitchen and called it By Word of Mouth. Word soon spread and today By Word of Mouth has become one of South Africaâ€&#x;s premier catering and event companies recognised at home and abroad for quality food and excellent service. Over the years our clients have asked for take-home versions of our most popular meals. They wanted By Word of Mouth quality, conveniently delivered to their home, saving them time and the cost of doing it themselves. Requests ranged from meals to take on holidays, entertaining unexpected guests, treating oneself at home and for those delicate occasions when giving food is more practical than flowers. Finally, with our Frozen for You range, we can meet these needs more conveniently than ever. Frozen for You is based on the same values that helped establish the By Word of Mouth brand so many years ago – Simplicity, Generosity, Convenience and, most importantly, Quality. These values are at the heart of everything we do. This includes generous homestyle meals, made with quality ingredients, using simple traditional methods, conveniently delivered from our kitchen to yours. By Word of Mouth is a small family-owned company with traditional values, but we have big delicious plans and we look forward to taking you on our frozen adventure.

LET’S CHAT COLLECTION POINT AND HEAD OFFICE 5 Gemini Street, Linbro Business Park,Sandton EMAIL SWITCHBOARD 011 553 7600

Behind a destination, a country full of its own life, culture and heritage...welcome to Heritage Resorts in Mauritius. More than just a resort, a place where nature and choice is celebrated for a unique holiday experience. HERITAGE RESORTS EMBODIES THE QUINTESSENCE OF THE DOMAINE DE BEL OMBRE. HERITAGE GOLF CLUB is a pearl on the South coast of Mauritius: European Tour branded course, awarded 4 years in a row best golf course in the Indian Ocean at the World Golf Awards, environmentally sustainable golf course with a dash of sophistication at the club house. Surrounded by the warm Indian Ocean and rolling hills of a nature reserve and with an average day time temperature of 26 degrees, it is the best place to golf on the island. HERITAGE THE VILLAS YOUR „À LA CARTE‟ HOLIDAYS IN MAURITIUS Families, groups of friends and golfers will enjoy the independence and privacy of a villa. Relax in a beautiful natural setting in the unspoilt southern part of Mauritius with views of the serene tropical landscaped gardens, the Frederica Nature Reserve and the Indian Ocean. Reservation Office Tel: +230-266-9777 Fax: +230-266-9798 Email: Other queries : Email:

Balaclava Mauritius Hotel Touch turquoise lagoon waters. Wiggle your toes in warm white sand. Feel the sweet scent of local frangipanis waft along the pathways and savour a private BBQ in the comforts of your luxurious suite. Set in a secluded cove in Turtle Bay, just next door to a lovely seaside village, on the picturesque North West coast of the island of Mauritius, is a tropical oasis, Angsana Balaclava Mauritius. With stylish Suites and Villa, featuring private infinity pools and hammams, an award-winning spa, delectable gourmet offers, world class conference facilities, and numerous water sports to select, you will find in this luxurious Balaclava resort the answer to your quest for modern adventure, culinary discovery, and wellbeing. Angsana Balaclava Mauritius Turtle Bay, Balaclava, Republic of Mauritius Tel: (+230) 204 1888 Fax: (+230) 204 1986 E-mail:

The local cuisine in Mauritius originates from three continents – in line with the birthplaces of its inhabitants. By visiting the island, guests have the opportunity to sample a variety of foods, including Indian, Chinese, Creole and European. Mauritian cooking is in a class of its own: a combination of flavours that have evolved through its different cultural heritages and cooking traditions. Mauritians are creative with food, mixing various styles in a single menu. They are just as happy to experiment with recipes from Chinese, Indian or Muslim cuisines as they are to create tempting Creole or European dishes. Mauritian cuisine is proud of its heritage, but has also gained a fine reputation in the contemporary culinary world. Leading chefs such as Paul Bocuse, Alain Ducasse and the Troisgros brothers have visited the island and introduced menus to boost the top-quality cuisine already available. Local chefs meanwhile are known for their creativity and „savoir-faire‟, using traditional and local ingredients to create modern fare for some of the island‟s most famous hotels. ‘Table D’Hôte’ One of the best ways to experience the pleasure and flavours of truly local fare is to visit a typical „table d‟hôte‟ or a local, specialised restaurants. Do not hesitate to try the local favourite snacks, including „dholl purri‟ wheat pancakes stuffed with dholl and served with curry and tomato sauce, faratas, gateaux piments (chilli bites) and samosas.

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius Step into The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa Mauritius, and youâ€&#x;ll notice right away how great it feels to be here. Rest assured, throughout your stay we do everything we can to make sure you say goodbye satisfied, energised and revitalised. The resort is nestled in a tranquil spot in the historic Balaclava area, facing the idyllic Turtle Bay, a protected marine park on the north-west coast of Mauritius. Natural tropical elements like local teak and lava rocks combined with contemporary design create a serene and elegant atmosphere. Lounge at our stunning natural beach and two outdoor pools or recharge and take advantage of boat trips, water activities, tennis, fascinating local tours and day trips. A place where together, we can rise. Embraced by the warm turquoise water of the Indian Ocean, The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa Mauritius invites you to experience the magic of Mauritian hospitality in a truly luxurious setting. The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius Balaclava, Turtle Bay Mauritius +230 204 1400

What's Happening on The Weekend October 2018  

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 st...

What's Happening on The Weekend October 2018  

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 st...