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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, 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


The Fairway Spa launches new Spa Treatment Menu Situated on the Randpark Golf Course, 2km from Cresta Shopping Centre in Johannesburg, The Fairway Spa is delighted to announce a brand new spa treatment menu. The new treatment menu incorporates the product houses OPI, Babor, Comfort Zone, Sixth Sense and Matsimela. These product ranges will also be for sale at Spa. “The new menu is focused on the Fairway spa guest experience where each guest must leave the spa feeling relaxed, revived and renewed from top to toe. The Fairway Spa is the ideal setting to indulge and relax close to your home or business, without having to travel to far”, says Louisa Fonto, Fairway Spa Manager. Fairway Spa offers top class treatments, performed by highly trained staff, in decadent surroundings. The Spa has a full array of services including day packages, bridal packages, little princess treats, corporate conference packages and packages for non-golfing delegates who don’t want to be excluded from the company’s corporate golf day. All these packages can be customised to suit your specific requirements. Eleven opulent treatment rooms, a wide variety of hydrotherapy offerings, a consultation lounge, an eight seater pedicure station and a café style bistro make Fairway Spa popular with locals and celebrities: “Definitely the best spa in Johannesburg. The therapists, treatment offerings, facilities available and surroundings all combined makes The Fairway Spa my favourite spa to relax at”, says Denver Burns, Mr SA 2010. The open air, elevated Spa Terrace overlooks the golf course greenery and is ideal for corporate breakaways or group mini massages. The Fairway Spa offers the finest massages, facials, body treatments and day spa services. Hydrotherapy offerings include a rasul chamber, flotation tank, ladies and gent’s sauna facilities and an eight seater Jacuzzi and outdoor swimming pool. In addition to the Fairway Spa, Guvon Spas further consists of Kloofzicht Spa and Chicama Country Spa in Muldersdrift and Askari Spa in Magaliesberg.

Bookings Central Reservations Tel: 08611 GUVON / 08611 48866 www.guvonhotels.co.za


My Journey as a Chef My earliest food memory is probably of an orangy orange ice cream as a young child in England. When did I first cook it was probably eggs and burgers for myself after school. No interest really at a young age I wandered almost accidently into this industry. As a 17 year old in this country I entered into basic training in the South African Navy. Food was at the fore front of most of our minds not for taste but for fuel, and believe me this was some rough fuel. Towards the end of basic training I was given the advice that would change my life. I was advised to do the chefs course “you are a growing lad and need the food and everyone will be your friend� words that changed my career path.

So I embarked on a six week course of basic principles of cookery which stood me in good stead for the rest of my national service. After this I returned home to England for a period of 6 years, having only been trained in cooking I continued an apprenticeship through various jobs each time trying to move up a level with regards to standards. Upon my return to South Africa I started a seasonal job under Garth Stroebel.. I love my job and food and pleasing people with food. It is a totally different lifestyle compared to what I call normal folk. You get to shop when there is less queues, most of your friends are from this industry and some of them become very strong bonds. Trying to get together with normal folk on weekends can end often with last minute cancellations because something has come up at work, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. The adrenalin rush of a busy service, the job satisfaction from an ecstatic customer make it all worthwhile.


Ingredients • • • • • • • • • •

200g fresh mussels 1 onion 3 cloves of garlic 1 cup of white wine 2 punnets cherry tomatoes 100g shemeji mushrooms 300g baby calamari tubes A sprig of fresh basil Olive oil Seasoning

Method Roast the tomatoes in a little olive oil in the oven, cool & chop. Finely chop the onion& mince the garlic In a hot pan sauté the onion in olive oil, add the garlic & mussels & toss. Add the white wine & tomatoes and cook. As the mussels open add the calamari & basil toss a few times until calamari is cooked & serve.


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The Spring Wine Festival, will be held on Sunday 1st September, in aid of the Woodland School in Magaliesberg. Our emphasis is on tasting South Africa's best wines in a tranquil outdoor setting. To this end, more than 100 producers will present in excess of 600 products for the adult tasters’ enjoyment. This is a family festival, with supervised entertainment for children whilst the parents relax and enjoy the wines in the countryside. We rely primarily on word-of-mouth to advertise this event, so we would greatly appreciate it if you could find a spot to give us a mention in your publication. Pictures available on request. It is a relaxing, fun family day and great value with over 600 products available for tasting (designated drivers get in free).

Sunday 1 September - 11.00am to 3.00pm

Price Information Adult Taster : R99 from Computicket, R110 at the entrance includes complimentary tasting glass Children: R15 from Computicket or at the entrance Picnic Basket 2 Adults: R210 (does not include tasting ticket) Vegetarian Picnic Basket 2 Adults: R210 (does not include tasting ticket) Picnic Basket 1 Child: R37 ALL tickets available through COMPUTICKET – book online at www.computicket.com Directions & more information: www.winefestival.co.za / 082 571 2753 / festival@cellarrats.co.za

Disabled facilities There is a drop off facility for Disabled or elderly at main entrance by prior arrangement with crinfo@cellarrats.co.za or 082 571 2753


We all know work can sometime get to us and there is nothing better than seeing a great bush holiday while you are watching your evening TV. Have a look at this months Weekend Choice For some inspiration when making your bookings this season . Pull out the ipad and search our pages for that perfect vacation in Africa’s bushveld ! www.theweekend.co.za


Madikwe Game Reserve Tau Game lodge Buffalo Ridge Etali Safari lodge Impodimo Jaci’s Tree lodge Jaci’s safari lodge Jamala madikwe Royal lodge Madikwe hills Madikwe River Lodge Madikwe Safari lodge Makanyane lodge Mateya Safari lodge Molori Morukuru farm house Motswiri Private Game lodge Rhulani safari Lodge Thakadu River Camp The bush house Tuningi Safari lodge

Pilanesburg National Park Sun City Complex Bakubung Kwa maritane bush lodge Bakgatla Manyane Black Rhino Lodge Buffalo Thorn lodge Ivory Tree Lodge Morokolo game Lodge Pilanesburg private lodge Shepherds Tree Lodge Tshukudu bush Lodge Kedar


More top retailers to open in La Lucia Mall, KZN

Leading retailers Cape Union Mart, Old Khaki, Mr Price Sport and Havaiana’s will all open stores at KZN’s iconic La Lucia Mall before the end of the year. The shopping centre’s popular Dis-Chem is also expanding and La Lucia Mall recently introduced a Sorbet salon. La Lucia Mall announced it has agreed leases valued at R125 million over the past six months, meeting the retail needs of the growing prosperous consumer market in the Durban North communities and tourists alike. The leases cover 7,556sqm of prime mall retail space, comprising 1,361sqm of new leases and 6,175sqm of renewals. Cape Union Mart Marketing Manager, Evan Torrance, says: “The Cape Union Mart group is enjoying a period of very positive and sustained growth and sees the KwaZulu-Natal region as an area of great opportunity. That's why it’s investing in two stores in La Lucia Mall.” As South Africa’s favourite outdoor adventure store, Cape Union Mart will offer the latest gadgets, footwear, leisure clothing, technical apparel and adventure gear from some of the world’s most credible outdoor brands at La Lucia Mall. It opens this September. Mr Price Sport will open in April 2014 bringing its authentic sport and outdoor equipment, and functional, fashionable, sport and outdoor apparel and footwear to La Lucia Mall shoppers. LA LUCIA MALL Vanessa Blevins GROWTHPOINT PROPERTIES Mobile: +27 82 886 9963 www.laluciamall.co.za www.growthpoint.co.za


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