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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


www.tablemountain.net


Russells on the Port is settled in a peaceful and tranquil location overlooking the Port Owen Marina in Velddrif on the Cape West Coast. We offer an upmarket dining experience at our intimate 90 Seater Restaurant as well as luxurious accommodation with fifteen well-appointed guest suites at our 4-Star Guest House and our new Guest Lodge. SUMMER HOURS: Russells on the Port is open 7 Days a Week; Monday – Saturday from 8h00 to 21h30 and Sundays from 8h00 to 19h00. WINTER HOURS: February 2020 – August 2020 *. Russells on the Port Restaurant will be closed on a MONDAY and the Kitchen will close at 17h00 on Sundays. *Dates are subject to change. At Russells on the Port, we pride ourselves on offering high-quality service with West Coast atmosphere all within our gorgeous venue. The restaurant at Russells on the Port includes an indoor dining area where oldworld elegance meets beach-side charm as well as outdoor seating on our veranda by the water‘s edge for a more relaxed dining experience. The menu is seasonal and has fresh contemporary dishes with global influences. Flavours are big and natural, focusing on the essence of the main ingredient. We have a small kitchen garden and pride ourselves on preparing fresh produce.

Contact Us Tel: 022 783 0158 Email: info@russellsontheport.co.za


www.russellsontheport.co.za


BUFFELSDRIFT GAME LODGE IS SITUATED IN THE HEART OF THE KLEIN KAROO WHICH IS PART OF THE WORLD FAMOUS GARDEN ROUTE IN SOUTH AFRICA. We are located 6.5 km just outside of Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich capital of the world. The lodge is situated only 300 metres from the tar road leading to the Cango Caves. The main lodge area is right next to a 5ha waterhole, filled with big fish, turtles and hippo. From the wooden deck that surrounds the lodge area, you can see our elephants walking, our hippo and fish in the water as well as other game grazing on the opposite bank. If you are lucky you will even spot the fish eagle catching his daily meal. We have a wide variety of activities such as Bush Safaris, Night Drive, Meerkat Safari, Lion Experience, Free Roaming Cheetah Experience & Elephant Feeding, Brushing and Walking. We are also well equipped to host conferences and weddings and have in house specialists that can assist you with this. Our luxurious tents is a unique feature. We have 9 Luxury Waterhole tents that are at the waters edge. Each with a private deck overlapping the water. You can enjoy sundowners here or just relax in the warm African sun. You can spot hippo and other game right from your tent.

Contact Us +27(0) 44 272 0000 Cango Caves Road, Oudtshoorn info@buffelsdrift.com


www.buffelsdrift.com


Restaurants

Our menu is based on classic, locally sourced ingredients, served in creative flavour combinations and served with an inventive, modern edge. The simple menu changes every day according to availability of ingredients. Farm produce, from honey and yoghurt to guinea fowl and pastureraised beef and lamb; organic vegetables, such as kohlrabi and Jerusalem artichokes. You‘ll also find some new dishes never before seen on a local menu like Brandy & Coke ice-cream, liquid popcorn and more.

www.degrendel.co.za

We like to surprise our guests, that‘s why you‘ll find that our menu lists only the ingredients with no indication of how your meal will be prepared or which ingredients dominate (of course, if you ask, we‘ll gladly tell you more).

At the Foodbarn Restaurant Noordhoek, we serve the food that our Chef Franck Dangereux is famous for… delicious and decadent ‗casual fine-dining‘ in a relaxed and characterful old barn. At the Foodbarn Deli during the day, you are invited into our ‗home-fromhome‘ by the tantalising aroma‘s of the fresh bread and the best coffee in the Noordhoek Valley, the uber friendly and caring service, chef Sheila‘s delicious creations. At night the Deli is transformed into a delightful Tapas Bar serving inspired dishes with amazing textures and flavours. Pop in with friends to enjoy tasty bites with your favourite wine or beer.

www.thefoodbarn.co.za


Chef Julia Hattingh‘s 18-seat table d‘hôte restaurant in Observatory serves a 5-course chef‘s choice dinner and is, in her own words, her ―daydream come true‖. At the dinners (that are frequently booked weeks in advance), Hattingh displays her skills, gained with time spent in local and renowned French kitchens, through intensely flavourful dishes. The menus rotate often and are crafted to pair with a selected winery‘s offering – a new winery is chosen every few weeks. The simplicity of presentation sometimes belies the numerous steps in preparation, with several slowcooked dishes having begun their lives the day before.

www.reverie.capetown

Leinster Hall is now home to The Stack – private members club and public brasserie. The illustrious 160-year old lady has been given a second youth, a coiffe and polish that sees her Georgian structure and Victorian fretwork shining. She knows a club of note when she sees one, The Cape Town Club having had its time there, and gracefully survived a serious blaze just after The Stack moved in. She is back, she has a story to tell and a lot longer life to live yet. The Stack was born on a fragrant afternoon in the monsoon season. Rain and gin flowed, as did the imaginations of Nigel and Sarah Pace.

www.thestack.co.za


Braai with caution. Eat with abandon. Galbi is the only Korean Fusion BBQ restaurant in Cape Town. Situated just off upper Long Street, in the heart of the CBD, we are flying the flag for Korean Seoul-food. At Galbi we offer the traditional Korean table-top barbecue - with an African twist. Dining at Korean barbecue restaurants are always a social affair and at Galbi it is no exception. Join your friends around a barbecue situated in the middle of your table, while our friendly waiting staff supply you with an array of succulent marinated meats and freshly prepared side dishes. Kimchi and Marinated Pork Belly wrapped in Lettuce with a Spicy Spring Onions Salad being a top choice in this regard. Try traditional Korean dishes or take your pick from Galbi's exotic raw and ready-to-grill selection marinated beef sirloin, Xinjing lamb skewers, ostrich fan fillet, sub-Saharan warthog, springbok sosaties, kudu, and zebra are only to name a few. We also have great vegetarian options too! We also offer more authentic and traditional Korean soups and stews like Kimchi Jiggae, Doenjjang Jiggae, Bibimbap and KImchi Buchimgae. And what is Korean Cuisine without a bottle of the good stuff!! AKA Soju. We are fully licensed and have an extensive wine, craft beer and cocktail menu. Book now and find Galbi's unique culinary proposition up on Long Street.

Contact Us 210 Long Street (820.87 mi) Cape Town, South Africa 8001 021 424 3030 info@galbi.co.za


www.galbi.co.za


THALI We like to think together we have created a little bit of India in Cape Town. We don't serve any one region or style of Indian food but a selection of dishes that originate from all over India. Our menu at Thali isn't traditional Indian food, but it is our interpretation of it, with total respect to the culture, cuisine, ingredients and techniques. We have designed a menu that is served over three courses, starting with the milder flavours and working through to the hotter curries to finish.

We also have a vegetarian Tapas for 2 menu, as well as a vegan menu for 1 or 2. Liam Tomlin partnered with Dimo Papachristodoulou from The Fat Cactus and Long Street Cafe fame to open Thali in 2016. OPENING HOURS TUESDAY - SATURDAY DINNERS Kitchen is open from 4:30 PM — 8:30 PM Bar is open from 4:00 PM CLOSED SUNDAYS & MONDAYS For general enquiries: info@thalitapas.co.za No reservations BYO not permitted Contact us Chefs warehouse & Canteen:

Call: +27 (0)21 422 01 28 Email: info@chefswarehouse.co.za


www.chefswarehouse.co.za/thali


Welcome to

The Eastern Cape


Kwandwe Private Game Reserve Nestled in the heart of South Africa‘s unspoilt Eastern Cape province lies Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, a worldclass Big Five safari destination.

The 22,000 hectares of pristine private wilderness stretches either side of the Great Fish River which meanders for 30 kilometres through scenic landscape and comprises just twenty-six rooms split across five very individual and distinct safari lodges and villas, according it one of the highest land to guest ratios in South Africa. Renowned for quality guiding, understated luxury and the thousands of animals and wildlife that call the Reserve home, Kwandwe offers a range of safari activities and accommodation options to make every African Dream come true. Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is a renowned conservation and community success story. Comprising just 26 rooms split across five intimate and award-winning safari lodges and villas, Kwandwe provides understated luxury and one of the highest land to guest ratios in South Africa‘s spectacular Eastern Cape region.

Dedicated to providing a superior and authentic safari experience, led by an award-winning team of highly qualified and experienced rangers, activities on the reserve are diverse and offer both young and old the opportunity to create lifelong memories.

Contact Us Heatherton Towers, Fort Brown District Kwandwe Private Game Reserve Eastern Cape, 6140, South Africa T: +27 46 603 3400 E: reservations@kwandwe.co.za


www.kwandwe.com


Nestled in the heart of South Africa‘s unspoilt malaria-free Eastern Cape province lies Amakhala Private Game Reserve, a worldclass Big Five safari destination. Offering 18,000 acres of pristine private wilderness with the Bushman‘s River meandering for 25 kilometres through this scenic landscape, Amakhala boasts a proud reputation of conservation and community success. Positioned within a secluded corner of Amakhala Game Reserve, lies HillsNek Safari Camp, fondly known as ―the small camp with the biggest heart‖. With only 4 rooms in total, this familyowned lodge is the epitome of personal service, attention to detail and warm hospitality. Hosting a maximum of 8 - 10 guests, the focus is on exclusivity, privacy and space.

HillsNek presents the perfect opportunity for a small group of family or friends wanting to stay on an exclusive-use basis. Journey from home to wide open spaces, pure wilderness and no crowds! Come and experience this little safari gem of the Eastern Cape and let the bush work its magic on you.

Contact Us Amakhala Game Reserve, Greater Addo6140 Amakhala Game ReserveSouth Africa T: +27 82 324 3484 E: res@hillsnek.com


www.hillsneksafaris.com


Woodbury Tented Camp is one of the hidden jewels of the Eastern Cape. Tucked into the embracing hillside thicket with breathtaking views, overlooking the ancient floodplain of the Bushman's River. This intimate family run Camp allows a rustic and authentic personalized African safari experience. Camp consists of ten large comfortable ensuite tents all on raised bases, each with their own private decks, providing an intimacy with the bush like no other. Each tent has king size or twin beds at your request with hot running water and electricity, along with all of your amenities required to make your stay comfortable. Camp life is centered around the thatch and canvas main dining and lounge area, with it‘s expansive deck overlooking the Woodbury plains and waterhole. A wide variety of game species such as zebra, giraffe, buffalo and elephant fill the passing parade, while fish eagles soar overhead with their hauntingly call echoing across the valley. In between drives soak up the sun while lazing on a recliner next to the pool; enjoy high tea of delicious freshly baked cakes, before venturing out onto the reserve for your next expedition. Of an evening guests can enjoy a drink around the sizzling boma fire under the breath-taking African skies discussing the days adventures and the unknown excitement of tomorrow.

Contact Us E: reservations2@amakhala.co.za T: +27 (0) 41 450 5658


www.woodburytentedcamp.co.za


One hour away from Port Elizabeth you'll find our cozy Ikwanitsha guest lodge with its own wildlife stock including Zebras, Ostriches and different Antelopes. The lodge has four chalets, surrounded by the african bush which are overviewing the Bushmans River and its canyon.

In close proximity of the Addo Elephant National Park and other private game reserves like Schotia Safaris, Ikwanitsha is the perfect exploration base for safaris and other day trips. Besides observing the wildlife you can explore the vegetation of our more or less 300 hectar property and enjoy spectacular sunsets in a private atmosphere - away from everyday stress. We are looking forward to your booking inquiery and on request we will organise your safari and other excursions. Ikwanitsha guest lodge is situated between Shamwari Game Reserve and Addo Elephant National Park on a quiet elevation close to Paterson. Our four chalets built on wooden poles offers a spectacular view over the adjoining valley, the Bushmans River and the foothills of the Zuurberg mountains. Every Chalet comfortably accommodates 2 adults with a Queensize bed, a small kitchen, bathroom with shower and toilet, a roofed porch and an outside patio. Extra children's bed on request. In our Bushbar we'll serve you a rich breakfast on request, typical South African cuisine for dinner and small snacks for in between. Besides bar and restaurant with grill it offers cozy sitting areas and a spacious patio, where you can relax and enjoy a sundowner drink after an exciting day.

Contact Us PHONE: +27 (0)79 103 2293 EMAIL: info@ikwanitsha.com


www.ikwanitsha.com


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Situated on the banks of the Sterkfontein Dam, just 43km from Harrismith, Qwantani Berg and Bush Resort offers accommodation in 53 luxury self-catering chalets. Onsite conferencing and wedding facilities are available, and many clients return time and time again to visit this superb venue. The Marshall Eagle Restaurant provides home-style meals, banqueting, sumptuous buffets and regular specials. There is a daily entertainment programme to amuse the whole family, as well as fishing, horse riding, barge cruises, adventure golf and a swimming pool. Qwantani Berg and Bush Sterkfontein Dam resort is perfect for those looking to relax amidst breath-taking scenery, away from the hustle and bustle of suburbia. Qwantani Resort offers affordable accommodation near Harrismith for everyone to enjoy. The resort has 53 luxury self-catering chalets boasting scenic views of the Sterkfontein Dam, an onsite restaurant, a luxury wellness spa and a daily entertainment programme for the whole family to delight in. Contact us tel: + 27 31 717 7591 QwantaniGM@firstgroup-sa.co.za


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Imvubu Lodge conveniently situated with a sea view of the Indian Ocean, while nesting within lush indigenous surroundings, filled with an abundance of birdlife, offers the exhilaration of holidaying in an idyllic part of the world, while being only mere minutes away from the Richards Bay Airport and the growing hub of Richards Bay. With a variety of unique luxury, stand alone, fully serviced chalets, Guests of Imvubu Lodge have the advantage of being able to select either a Self Catering option or enjoy the luxury of being catered for at the onsite ‗In the Reeds‘ restaurant. Offering an exceptional standard of cuisine, that is sure to satisfy any taste bud, while enjoying the picturesque view of our resident Fish Eagle taking fish out of Lake Menywa, or enjoy the magnificent ‗Sundowner Bar‘ offering pub like meals, with a 180 degree sea view, or just relax and have an ice cold beverage from the ‗Sundowner Bar‘, while the rest of the world rushes by.

Contact us CNR Krewelkring & Hibberd Drive, Meerensee, Richards Bay Telephone: +27 35 753 4122 Fax: +27 35 753 4120 info@imvubulodge.co.za


www.imvubulodge.co.za


MANTIS MTHEMBU LODGE Visiting the KZN Big Five reserve at a time when the relentless poaching of rhinos attracts global attention, brings guests full circle to where the struggle to save the rhino started, although marked as near extinction. Through his multiple efforts, on the ground in this area, and through the strong international conservation and wilderness organisations he initiated, the genetic base of the white rhino grew and diversified, and its numbers grew back to the 20,000 mark. To many, Dr Player became the figurehead of eco-tourism and of rhinoconservation, even as he spread his ethos to protect many other endangered species across the globe. Steeped in tradition and a history of rich culture, the big 5 reserve has much to offer guests on a trip of your lifetime. The reserve was originally the hunting ground of King Shaka Zulu, who was infamous for his military style tactics in thwarting enemy forces and keeping his own clans obedient. Yet his legacy saw sustainable hunting and a special relationship between humans and nature. This is seen through the efforts of the descendants of the two Chieftaincies after which the lodges are named: Biyela and Mthembu.

This Lodge, even more intimate with only 22 beds, has a different character, although equally luxurious. Situated somewhat eye level off the river, it has a panoramic view of the White iMfolozi River. The lodge boasts 7 individual Private Villas, and 2 two Bedroomed Family Villas. One with a private plunge pool. The main Lodge guests can enjoy an outside bar, pool, restaurant and viewing decks. Contact Us Tel: +27 35 161 0300 mthembu.manager@umfolozibig5.com


wwwmantisumfolozi.com/mthembu


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/.


www.urbanparkhotel.co.za


Pakamisa Private Lodge In August 1996 Isabella Stepski fell in love with the unspoilt Pakamisa Mountain in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. By September the land was bought and then the hard work began! In the first year they established the infrastructure with 52kms of dirt roads, and secured the 2,500 hectare park with 24kms of fencing. Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, which was once a cattle farm, is now pristine Savannah and Bushveld. In December 1997 the superior stables were completed and Isabella‘s precious Arabian stud horses, imported from Spain, were in residence. Perched on the edge of a magnificent mountain range, the ‗Spanish Ranch meets African Bush‘ styled lodge took four years to construct. Local stone and materials were hauled up the perilous dirt road, and finally in January 2001 the elegant lodge, reflecting Isabella‘s warm personality, welcomed its first guests.

Isabella has stocked the reserve with indigenous animals, steering clear of predators and dangerous beasts such as buffalo, to allow guests, horses and animals to live in safety and harmony. Pakamisa is a private, exclusive reserve open to residential guests only. Majestically perched on the high plateau of the Pakamisa Mountain, the lodge has breathtaking views of the evergreen valleys and plains of the Pongola River to the east and the rolling hills of natural bush of the Reserve in the west. Limited to a maximum of 16 guests, the lodge offers a unique Spanish architecture, blended with the finest African ambience.

Tel: +27 (0) 83 229 1811 Fax: +27 (0) 866 229 403 Cellphone: +27 (0) 83 229 2116 Reservations: res@pakamisa.co.za


www.pakamisa.co.za


The Karkloof Nature Reserve was created in 1983 when Timothy Hancock entered into a long-term lease with the Natal Parks Board (now Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife), where the 410ha Rockwood Farm was leased to the NPB for R1.00 per year, the intention being to offer some sort of protection to a highly threatened area. The greater Karkloof area has been identified as having significant value due to its biodiversity and has been earmarked for conservation by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. Currently, the reserve consists of about 60% mist-belt forest / 40% mist-belt grassland and ranges from 1000m to 1767 m above sea level. This results in a significant number of endemic and near-endemic species of fauna and flora, including the Karkloof Blue butterfly (Orachrysops ariadne), and a sub-species of crested guinea fowl. The lodges offer luxury self catering accommodation to those who appreciate the natural beauty and tranquility of an indigenous African forest. Bushbuck, Blue Duiker and Samango monkeys are frequent camp visitors. Birdwatching on the forest fringes can offer some excellent rewards. Some of the more elusive species found are the Cape Parrot, Narina Trogon, Crested Guinea Fowl and the Crowned Eagle. For the adventurous, there are a number of activities including mountain biking, fishing, swimming (in natural pools) or the famous Karkloof Canopy Tour which offers a thrilling way to learn more about our forests while hanging 40m above the ground. 101 Florida Road, Morningside, Durban 4001 South Africa Call us: + 27 31 502 4043 reservations@rockwood.co.za


www.rockwood.co.za


Close to the southern shores of the Pongolapoort (Jozini) Dam, in the Bird Sanctuary part of the Biosphere, and overlooks the western escarpment of the majestic Lebombo Mountains and the endless savannah woodland of northern Zululand. The Pongolapoort Dam, with its variety of wildlife, is referred to as a miniKariba. Some of the animals which may be seen include elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard, giraffe and many species of antelope. The dam is home to hippos, crocodiles and of course, the fighting TIGER FISH! The dam covers approximately 16 000 hectares with a river stretch of approximately 5km. Fishing takes place from boats and we support the ―catch and release‖ method. The tigerfish population here is ever growing with decent specimens only starting to appear in the early nineties. A record specimen was caught in 1998 weighing 8.3kg and some in the 5 – 7kg ranges are still being caught. Average size is still under a kilo and specimens up to 4kg are quite possible in a 3-day fishing trip. One never tires trying to tackle the tiger, be it the hard bony jaws, big teeth, sheer cunningness or remote areas. Their fantastic skill to bite through a lure/bait is what makes them such an exciting fish to catch. An average of 4:1 is expected when fishing for tigers. They attack from the side, then turn the bait around and swallow it headfirst. Call us: Nkonkoni Fishing Camp Jozini Dam, Mkuze, 3965 +27 8255 222 02 nyathiholdings@mwebbiz.co.za


www.konifishingcamp.co.za


Restaurants

9th Avenue Bistro is owned & run by Graham & Gina Neilson who travelled and worked in top establishments in the USA, the UK, Bermuda, South America and South Africa. It was while travelling they came to the conclusion that there was no place like home and decided that their home town of Durban would be the place for them to make their mark.

www.9thavenuebistro.co.za

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. www.cafe1999.co.za


For nearly a decade, Lupa has intoxicated and excited patrons and we invite anyone to join us. Whether you reserve a table for an important business meeting, a romantic dinner, to celebrate a special event with friends and family or to eat alone, you‘ll always be warmly welcomed by our friendly waiters, managers or restaurant owners themselves. lupadbn@ibound.co.za

The concept of Indian Summer started long before the inception. Anand grew up in the busy city of Mumbai, India. Where he learnt how to cook just like the best chef in the world, none other than his mother of course. South Africa was always a place that he dreamed of coming to, where it is less crowded, with more greenery and obviously Durban‘s sea view info@indiansummersa.co. za


We are operating for more than 20 years, and have established an undisputed reputation for excellence in all we do. Originally situated in Riverside, the popularity of our brand lead to us expanding into a larger premises, for the past 11 years. Our current location is along the same road as Hyper By-The-Sea and incidentally the former home of Langoustine a famous 5star brand that no longer trades. Today Jaipur Palace has grown to include the following facilities: Main Restaurant with Buffet and A‘ La Carte options, stand-alone Take-Away section with seating, Cocktail Bar as well as Corporate and Private function venues.

Main restaurant seats up to 200 people in the main hall and a further 250 in the extended hall. Widest selection of authentic Indian dishes – including a number of delectable curries, meat, seafood, stirfry, vegetarian, starters including savouries and salads, and a range of tempting deserts.

CONTACT 031 563 0287 admin@jaipurpalace.net


www. jaipur.org.za


The Pavilion is an iconic Super Regional Shopping Centre that is located along the warm shoreline of sunny Durban, set within the rich cultural landscape of KwaZuluNatal. The centre was launched in October 1993 and is the oldest first generation shopping mall in KwaZulu-Natal.

The iconic domes have become a symbol of dominance and familiarity. Modelled of European Architecture, these key architectural features have become a landmark. The centre is ideally and conveniently located as the entry portal to Durban, along the N3 Highway and Main, 5 minutes from Durban, 15 minutes from the Harbour Entry Port, and 20 Minutes from King Shaka International Airport.

Conveniently situated just 5 minutes from Durban, 15 minutes from the Harbour Entry Port, and 20 Minutes from King Shaka International Airport, Welcome to the home of family fun, fabulous fashion and fine food. The Pavilion offers a multitude of activities to suit the most discerning shoppers who choose to shop at 255 national and international retail outlets, or choose to satisfy their craving at one of 40 restaurants and food outlets. The exceptional jewellery outlets make shopping for gifts a treat, while the 11 Nu Metro theatres with 1 4DX theatre, Fun Company, recently refurbished Food Court and brand new Virgin Active keeps shopper captivated for hours. Come to Durban's Coolest Shopping Mall Centre Management: 031 275 9800 Information Desk: 031 275 9818/22 Security Office: 031 275 9817 Fax: 031 265 0367


www.thepav.co.za


Welcome to St Lucia


GAME, BEACH, LAKE & RIVER WILDERNESS SAFARIS From pristine beach getaways to luxury bush adventures, Isibindi Africa has wilderness lodges in South Africa and Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls) to fufill your safari dreams‌ Explore the remote and engage the present with this collection of unique lodges in Africa. Situated in areas of pristine wilderness, we celebrate the natural biodiversity and spectacular scenery of Africa. Our lodges are considered spaces; always rooted to our environment. Your journey is our journey, whether you are discovering the wonder of turtle tracking or gently walking alongside giraffe. The Isibindi experience is constant and authentic, this family owned business only includes lodges we own; we don't represent other properties. The family and their dedicated team have designed every detail of your game, lake, beach and river safari from the camp's birth to your welcome arrival. An Isibindi journey is experiential with meaningful engagement with the essence of a place and its people. The founders of Isibindi Africa Lodges, Brett and Paige Gehren, both come from a strong conservation background. This has and always will be our authenticity. Twenty five years ago we began with pioneering community conservation establishing one of South Africa's first lodges in a protected wilderness sanctuary with the local community as joint shareholders. Today we own a number of lodges scattered around Africa in world-renowned protected wilderness areas and we partner with many neighbouring communities. Our purpose is to create a human fence between our wilderness areas and neighbouring communities so that the flow of benefits to these communities motivates them to protect these resources. Neighbouring communities need to share in these flow of benefits. Without this they have not only lost their ancestral lands but also access to its resources. When travelling with Isibindi you will be supporting a host of community projects that rely on the lodges you will be visiting, to flourish and improve people's lives. MAKE A DIFFERENCE JOURNEY WITH PURPOSE Our conservation programmes range from supporting conservation of the endangered turtles on Mabibi beach (tagging, guide training, monitoring) to our children's environmental programmes in rhino education in rural neighbouring communities and financially and logistically assisting the anti-poaching units. RESERVATIONS +27 (0) 35 474 1473 + 27 (0) 60 972 4810 (after hours) res@isibindi.co.za www.isibindi.co.za


The main design and construction of AmaZulu Lodge, has a warm African ambiance without sparing luxury. Entirely under thatch, even the specific fragrance of grass reminds you that you are in Africa. Offering 18 luxury en suite rooms, of which 2 are family rooms + 2 self-catering rooms (total of 20 rooms) with all facilities and amenities , a stylish reception, 5 star swimming pool, lapa breakfast area, boma and lounge deck overlooking the village and our lush inner garden. ―Amazulu Lodge is not just offering you accommodation. This is Zululand at it‘s best ! All this makes Amazulu Lodge and exclusive destination in the St Lucia Wetlands area, with the ability to accommodate up to 40 guests comfortably and with a home away from home outlook.‖ Come and enjoy AmaZulu Lodge in St Lucia, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

The region is also known as the Elephant Coast, in the North-East of the province Kwazulu-Natal. With 280 km of unspoiled coastline on the Indian ocean, the park stretches from Dawson Rock to Maphelane in the South to the border of Mozambique in the North.

CONTACT

info@amazululodge.com +27 (0)35 590 1026 +27 (0) 82 569 6203


www.amazululodge.com


Lidiko lodge is a lodge with personality. The charming thatched roof colonial building, which today houses the reception area, guest lounge and art gallery, was one of the first residences to be built in St.Lucia in the ―County of Zululand‖ in the late 1930‘s. The two family/triple rooms are also part of the original building. Doors salvaged from the wreck of the S.S.Timavo were built into the original building of the lodge in the early 1940‘s. The Timavo was a 7500-ton passenger liner owned by the Italian Loyd Triestino Company. During World War 2, on the morning of 10 June 1940, Italy declared war on the Allies. TheTimavo was in Durban Harbor and slipped out to sea in an attempt to reach Mozambique, which was a neutral country. South Africa declared war on Italy on 11 June 1940. Early that morning the Timavo was spotted beyond Leven Point, north of Cape Vidal. The patrol aircraft signaled the Timavo to stop. The ship‘s Captain decided to run his ship ashore, rather than have it captured by the British. The crew abandoned their ship and walked north making for Mozambique.

CONTACT

+27 35 5901581 0865711581 0829407183/4 After hours

lidiko@wetlands.co.za


www.lidikolodge.co.za


Serene-Estate is a small and intimate guest house adjacent to the World Heritage Site of iSimangaliso Wetland Park; it‘s the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding area. As one of the more exclusive guest houses in St Lucia KZN accomodation, we pride ourselves of offering distinctive hospitality that will leave you coming back for more. When you visit one of the best quality guest houses in St Lucia, you can expect topquality amenities, charming local design, and rooms appointed with everything one needs to have a restful and magical holiday. From our luxury retreat in St Lucia, you can take in the magnificent wildlife, untamed coastline, and lush forests at your own pace.

ST LUCIA ESTUARY. ELEPHANT COAST KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA Known as the Elephant Coast, the St Lucia area is 70 km north of Richards Bay. Most famous for its World Heritage Site, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park which is made up of the St Lucia Estuary and a series of vast lakes – an area where you can spot the Big Five, hippos and a wide variety of birdlife. There are few things better than lying in bed in one of the coolest guest houses St Lucia and listening to the wild call of the African Fish Eagle, the hornbill and colourful turaco (loorie) right in your doorstep of encountering hippos in town or behind the pool of Serene-estate. CONTACT

119 Hornbillstreet, 3936, St Lucia Estuary, South Africa +27 (0) 72 365 2450 info@serene-estate.com


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Welcome to Sodwana Bay


The Coral Divers PADI 5 Star Resort & Dive Centre has been family run and owned for over 25 years. We also hold a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre and Career Development Centre rating. As the largest PADI facility in Southern Africa, it all happens here‌ whether you are looking for a professional and friendly Dive Charter service, all PADI recreational Dive Courses run on dates to suit you, or to embark on a life-changing career with our Dive Internship – join the Coral Family today. You will be amazed at the sheer number of marine species when diving with us. Our reef is home to 1200 species of fish, which compared to 1800 on the Great Barrier Reef is incredible, since it is less than 1/10th the area! As well as many tropical and subtropical fish, you will find invertebrates, turtles, rays and sharks on any of the numerous dive sites. Speak to our Dive Masters about what interests you the most, so they can advise the best sites to visit. What is more, is our seasonal sightings of Whalesharks and Manta Rays (Dec-Apr), Humpback Whales (Jun-Oct), Ragged-Tooth Sharks (Dec-Feb), and nesting Loggerhead and Leatherback Turtles (Dec-Feb), are all incredible experiences that see divers returning here year after year.

CONTACT Reservations: (+27) 33 345 6531 (Mon -Fri 8am to 4.30pm) Resort: (+27) 79 384 3679 Email: bookings@coraldivers.co.za Email: info@coraldivers.co.za


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The warm Indian Ocean currents from Mozambique wash into the shores of Maputaland. A timeless realm of outstanding bio-diversity and beauty. On the relatively untouched Eastern sea-board of Southern Africa lies wide lakes, golden beaches and towering dunes. Here Africa‘s infamous big 5 become the big 6, where the humpback whale joins the majestic lion, rhino, elephant, leopard and buffalo. Nestled behind the world's highest vegetated sand dunes, you will find Sodwana Bay Lodge. Just 6km from the beach, Sodwana Bay Lodge has been carefully designed to match the rustic, simplistic natural beauty of nature's surroundings. Tastefully decorated wooden thatched chalets that offer boastful scenic views. Offering twin or double occupancy. Our chalets are situated right in the heart of the Lodge's diving and fishing centres and are adjacent to our fully licensed Leatherbacks Restaurant, swimming pool and bar. Are you seeking a tranquil set themed conference? Sodwana Bay Lodge offers conference facilities, which can accommodate up to 42 delegates. Fancy a bush themed event setting, let us assist you with your event requirements, making it another memorable experience. CONTACT

+27 35 571 9101 +27 35 571 9113 reservations@sodwanabaylodge.com Sodwana Bay Main Road Sodwana 3974 KwaZulu Natal


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Amoray Diving is the perfect choice for the discerning diver. Situated in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in beautiful Sodwana Bay, we are dedicated to giving you the best possible diving experience in this pristine UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our professional and experienced Divemasters are always on hand to make sure that diving with us is a fantastic experience – Whether you are an underwater photographer, wanting find those hidden gems, or someone who likes to visit reefs that others do not know of, then we are the dive charter for you. Personalised and friendly, yet efficient service is our trademark and we hope to have you diving with us soon! PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING Price: R920 Age 10 and up. Take this course and see what the hype‘s about! Your PADI Instructor will introduce you to some basic theory and skills before taking you for your first sea dive. Includes: 1 theory & pool session, and 1 supervised open water dive with a PADI Instructor, & full equipment hire.

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER Price: R4000 Age 10 and up. Until you do it yourself, you can‘t really understand what it‘s like. This is a full entry certification that allows you to dive internationally. Your holidays will never be the same! Completion of this course allows you to dive to 18m (12m for juniors) with another certified diver. Includes: 5 theory & 5 pool sessions, an exam, and 4 open water dives with a PADI instructor. PADI Open Water Manual & RDP, logbook, PADI Certification, Full equipment rental.

CONTACT +27 (0) 83 928 5892 info@amoraydiving.com


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Welcome to

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High up on the rocky Witwatersrand – or as we call it here in Jozi, the Rand – is where you‘ll find us. Despite being in the middle of South Africa‘s largest city, our Westcliff Hotel feels like a chic hillside village, with nine sun-splashed villas woven with courtyards, fountains and gardens. Take a ride up our glass elevator for dinner and drinks at View, meet friends for a traditional braai (barbecue) at Flames, or simply step out onto your room‘s balcony to enjoy a quiet moment as you admire the endless canopy of jacaranda trees that stretches out before you, which, come springtime, will blanket our northern suburb streets in a sea of purple blooms. Much acclaimed and more impressive than ever, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg welcomes you to a self-contained sanctuary in the affluent Westcliff neighbourhood. Perched on a hillside, this resort-style urban retreat offers panoramic views over the neighbouring Johannesburg Zoo and the dense tree canopy of the city‘s prestigious northern suburbs. The ambience is like a sun-splashed Mediterranean village laced with courtyards, fountains and gardens.

Contact +27 (0) 11 481 6000 natalie.harrison@fourseasons.com


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When it comes to comfort, we‘re all about being extra Home* Suite Hotels is boutique urban accommodation designed for the discerning traveller. Whether you‘re outof-town for business, pleasure or a bit of both, you‘re in for all the comforts of home, and then some. From our mega-comfy mattresses and pillow preference menu, to our all-day snack stash and pooch- friendly policy, we‘ve gone all out on everything you know and love—while our rooftop pool bar, Tonic- designed interiors and adminfree access protocol will leave you wishing you never had to check out. Refreshingly suburban, yet surprisingly central, each hotel comprises a limited number of rooms, each designed to go beyond making you feel at home. Forget the cut-and-paste concierge desk and mind-numbing minibar—it‘s time to come Home* to hospitality as it should be.

Contact + 27 (0) 10 5001 557 reservations@homesuitehotels.com


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Situated in the leafy Johannesburg suburb of Rosebank, the 54 on Bath hotel offers its guests a signature blend of luxury, style, and intuitive service ensuring the highest levels of comfort for business and leisure travellers alike. Attractions nearby our Rosebank hotel include Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City, Melrose Arch, as well as the Gautrain rapid rail system and Sandton Convention Centre. Johannesburg‘s O.R. Tambo International Airport is also easily accessible from the hotel. Hotel guests are offered a choice of luxury accommodation in one of Johannesburg‘s most beautiful suburbs. Choose from 75 elegantly decorated rooms, comprising of 60 deluxe standard rooms, 12 executive rooms and 3 luxury suites. Each en-suite room provides a host of amenities, including 24-hour room service, DStv, direct-dial telephones, Espresso machine, mini-bar and complimentary WiFi. Whether dining at Johannesburg‘s very popular Level Four restaurant, enjoying a workout at the state-of-the-art fitness club (Planet Fitness Rosebank), or unwinding in our sparkling outdoor pool, our guests are assured of superior service and hospitality.

54 Bath Avenue Rosebank, Gauteng, South +27 11 344 8500 Hotel Reservations +27 11 461 9744 | 0861 44 77 44 54onbath.reservations@tsogosun.com


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Iwamanzi is home to abundant wildlife enjoy it on a game drive or walk twice a day - everyday. Iwamanzi is exclusive and private - you won't be bumping into other game drive vehicles or guests and it is up to you and your ranger to find the animals. From there - explore your wildlife photographic passion, marvel at nature's beauty, relax by the pool, enjoy a sundowner with a legendary African sunset or go on one of our many exciting day trips! The lodge comprises of a main building , three separate chalets that each sleep two guests, two adjoining chalets with a lounge area which can accommodate four guests and three bush rooms. Each chalet has a king size bed, an en-suite bathroom, and a private viewing deck. Our daily rate at Iwamanzi includes : welcome drinks on arrival, full luxurious accommodation in our chalets, three tasty meals prepared by our in- house chef, snacks , sundowners and two game activities per day( game drives/walks). Built on the gorge of the Selons River, Iwamanzi Private Game Lodge has four well- appointed private chalets. These chalets are built with your comfort and dream safari in mind. True African styling, thatch roofing, spacious interior, private viewing deck, bespoke furniture designs, bar fridge, study desk and uniquely styled interiors make these chalets a breath taking home away from home while on safari. Experience the very best Africa has to offer! info@iwamanzi.com +27 14 940 0036

Waterval road KZ10, Koster, North West, South Africa


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Set against the backdrop of the magnificent Waterberg Mountains in the Limpopo Province, Safari Plains proudly welcomes guests to relax and rejuvinate in the tranquil Africa bush. The exquisite beauty of wide open savannas with its rich wildlife heritage and spectacular vistas are a melting pot for a majestic wilderness destination. Close enough to Gauteng, only a couple of hours drive the luxurious haven that is Safari Plains will draw everyone who has experienced it to return again and again. Safari Plains redefines luxury in the bush from the impressive high ceilinged dining room and elegant lounge to the impressive bar and relaxing spa. Enter our bush-veld connoisseur, romantic at heart and families alike. Safari Plains combines the elements of a great safari with the magic of great hospitality. Creating a luxurious setting with a sophisticated ambience. Like little jewels placed along winding sand pathways, each of the gorgeous tented suites commands a private space within the natural indigenous bush-veld. These safari style tents offer great comfort and a luxurious ambience with private timber wrap around decks.

Contact Tel: +27 (0) 11 516 4367 Email: res@extraordinary.co.za


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The rooms are cozy and wellmaintained with a convenient layout. The lodge itself is engulfed by a beautiful garden, and lawn area with big trees whispering quiet lullabies. Hundreds of birds make for a glorious experience. 7 airconditioned rooms all ensuite 2 wooden chalets ensuite 1 safari adventure tent ensuite large dining area

Dinokeng has eight different veld types, which means an extreme diversity of bird species frequent our area. The riverine bush around the Pienaars river and the close-by water bodies are especially productive at producing waterbird specials, as listed above. Tamboti Bush Lodge offers great accommodation near Pretoria for birders, and the garden around the lodge is especially productive. The Dinokeng Game Reserve is the first free-roaming Big 5 game reserve in Gauteng – and probably in the world – next to an urbanized area. Only 1 hours’ drive from the thriving metropolis of Johannesburg and Pretoria. this malaria free area is a delight for our overseas visitors with just an hours drive from OR Tambo International Airport

Contact TEL: 082 8211 571 info@tamboti.co.za


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OuKlip Game Lodge was named after popular rock formations in the area. It is situated in the malaria free Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve which covers an area of 18500ha in total. The reserve is approximately 50km from Pretoria next to the N1 near Hammanskraal.

This privately owned eco-lodge will provide a memorable stay for tourists and families. Discover comfort, personal attention and excellent value for money. It is perfect for getaways from the rush of city life. Enjoy an outdoor experience in beautiful indigenous bushveld that will help you relax and spend quality time with friends and family around a camp fire under the cosmos of stars. OuKlip Game Lodge consists of fourteen luxury self-catering tent houses each able to accommodate 24 guests. OuKlip Game Lodge is unique in the sense that it is possible to spot the Big 5 from your own tent and boma.

Contact 071 313 5380 / 082 476 6214 info@ouklip.co.za


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Meet me at The Fairway Nestled away in the heart of the leafy suburb of Randpark you will find the beautiful Fairway Hotel Spa & Golf Resort. We recently had the pleasure of spending a night over at The Fairway Hotel & Spa, and what a truly wonderful treat it was. Attention to detail is clearly a top priority on meet and greet and we felt like we had just arrived home. Generous servings of fresh juice, flavoured water and muffins were offered to us whilst we checked in and the fireplace added that extra bit of romance to the rainy weather outside. The Fairway Spa overlooking the golf course offers every bit of pampered luxury you could wish for. Attentive therapists take the extra time to ensure you are comfortable throughout your treatment, leaving your mind, body and soul completely rejuvenated. Our luxurious bedroom with beautiful views of the golf course and roaming peacocks boasted every bit of opulence and tranquillity you could wish for including a complimentary mini bar. Dinner in the fine dining Balata Restaurant was a culinary delight, the rainy weather and crackling fireplace provided the perfect romantic palette. The menu offers a variety of dishes to suit every taste bud. Under the leadership of Chef Jean-Pierre Siegenthaler every dish from the Beef Carpaccio, succulent Rib-Eye to the ‘to die for‘ Amarula Malva dessert left us with a promise of ‗we shall return‘ satisfaction. What‘s a stay over at the Fairway without their scrumptious buffet breakfast? Croissants, pastries, imported cheeses, cured meats, smoked salmon, fluffy eggs, fresh juices, aromatic coffee, the generous array is endless……and we certainly dined like royal kings…. If your crazy schedule is getting you down and you‘re in desperate need for a quick time-out without having to drive for miles to reach, think no further than the Fairway Hotel & Spa tucked neatly away in suburbia. But shhhhhh don‘t tell anyone, keep this our little secret. – (by Debbie Spinner) Fairway Hotel Tel : +27 (0)11 478 8000 E-mail: reservations@thefairway.co.za


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Alice & Fifth, a name, an address – an experience to conjure with. Categorizing this venue as a restaurant would be an injustice to what it really is. In reality it is so much more. Situated in the jewel of Johannesburg – Sandton City – this new luxury dining and underground avant-garde venue adds a lot more than a little sparkle to Africa’s favourite city. When Alice & Fifth opened its doors in November 2018, no one was quite ready for the brilliance and unadulterated luxury which it would usher in. As you enter into the magical world of superior cuisine, breathtaking cocktails, live entertainment, opulent design and friendly staff; you enter into an enchanting experience and an elegant escape. You are led through a dark, beautiful and inviting passage, down into the restaurant. You walk into aspace which is beautifully designed. Over two hundred Indian tassels drape from the ceiling. Contact 010 020 7382 whispers@aliceandfifth.co.za


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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.

www.ethiopianqueensheba.co.za


The Kitchen Grill Restaurant in Rosebank is a chef driven mix of contemporary cuisine, offering good old fashioned favourites as well as trending fresh and sustainable meals and vegetarian and vegan options! The Kitchen Grill is a chef driven mix of contemporary cuisine, offering good old fashioned favourites as well as trending fresh and sustainable meals and vegetarian and vegan options! LOCATION The Firs / Hyatt Centre, C/O Oxford Road & Biermann Avenue Rosebank Johannesburg 2194 HOURS Monday to Friday 11.30am – 9.30pm CONTACT US info@kitchengrill.co.za 010 443 3924


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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


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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


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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


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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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Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort Our independent resort was opened in 2015 however, the story begins in 2005, when the Czech owners decided to start their Zanzibar adventure with one goal in mind: to offer accommodation and service that will set the standard for luxury and elegance on Zanzibar Island. When personally designing the resort, they decided to build only 16 villas, to ensure maximum privacy and individual service. Their wish was to incorporate traditional Zanzibari pavilions with chic, modern elements, garden and ocean views, all filled with soft, natural light. When buiding the resort, the owners' wish was to give people jobs, instead of using machines. They have used as much local material, resources and manpower as possible. Some of the people working on the construction site are still working with us today. Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort * is located on the East coast of Zanzibar Island, at the famous Pongwe Beach, 39 km away from Zanzibar City. The resort was opened in 2015 and during it's only 2 years of activity, it was granted important awards in the Hotel Industry. In 2017, the resort was awarded the title of TripAdvisor Excellency based on our Guests' reviews. Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort, Pongwe Pwani Zanzibar – Tanzania

RESERVATION +255 773 409 377 reservation@tuliazanzibar.com


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Diamonds Star of the East An oasis of tranquillity, privacy and relaxation awaits. Eleven private villas featuring a pool, equipped terrace and a luxurious tropical garden reward with breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean and the famous Zanzibar sunset. Each villa bears the name of one of the most precious gems in the world, harmonising perfectly with the modern African architecture. A personal assistant will be at your disposal 24 hours a day to ensure that all your requirements are fulfilled, you can also enjoy an international mini bar replenished daily and other exclusive services. A private beach and a top quality all inclusive package complete the offering of Zanzibar‘s star resort, our Diamonds Star of the East! Rain is life, and life depends on it‌ This is the concept behind Mvua African Rain SPA, a balanced oasis to calm the body and senses. Our guests can let themselves be pampered by the skilful hands of our experts at the wellness centre. We bring all this and a little more privately our Executive Chef will visit you and show you some unique secrets of the Japanese cusine you might not know. Of course you are invited to assist so you can take your new skills home and repeat this dining experience with friends and family. Rate includes:

Diamonds Star of the East P.O.Box-4700 Nungwi Road, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Ph: +255 242240125 / +255 242240141 Fax: +255 242240089 Email: info.sote@diamonds-resorts.com


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Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa - Relais & Chateaux An experience at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is as much about enjoying a cocktail on the rooftop Champagne bar as it is about kitesurfing in the sunset or indulging in a massage at the spa after a day of sunbathing. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, family holidays or treating your loved ones to a luxury experience – it is our mission to ensure unforgettable holidays and utmost comfort in a stunning setting. Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is a luxury boutique hotel located on the pristine sands of Paje beach, on the East coast of Zanzibar. A sanctuary of peace and harmony without compromises with luxury standards, the resort promises an unforgettable barefoot luxury experience. Luxury, comfort and private space have been our guiding values in the creation of this exclusive 5-star resort but not at the expense of the local environment: we pay special attention to the preservation of the island‘s rich culture. The naturally rich and unforgettable landscape of Zanzibar is preserved and enhanced by an architecture designed around existing fauna. Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is part of the African Travel & Tourism Association (Atta) and it‘s sales and marketing operations are managed by Nomad Advisors Ltd. Reservations: reservations@whitesandvillas.com Safaris: whitesand@luxuryshortsafari.com Phone: +44 207 193 2716 (8 AM – 5 PM GMT+1)


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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: resa@heritageresorts.mu Other queries : Email: helpdesk@vlh.mu


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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: balaclava@angsana.com


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The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius Step into The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa Mauritius, and you‘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


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