Want to be certain of a great time, as well as the best gaming and entertainment experience Gauteng has to offer? If public and corporate sentiment is anything to go by, then your best bet is Montecasino, which has just been presented with an array of awards, the majority of which reflect the opinions of the Gauteng public.
A sweet scent greets me as I step into the breakfast room of Angel’s Place Boutique Guest House in Pretoria. It is not the cloying smell of strong perfume. It reminds me of flowers, except that I am not in a garden. Rosemarie van Staden, homemaker extraordinaire/founder/owner of Angel’s Place Boutique Guest House, leads the way to a patio. The chairs and couches are sprayed gold, reminiscent of ornate French period style furniture.
An executive retreat is considered the “tipping point” on any corporate calendar. It presents the opportunity for new ideas to be born, strategies to be tested and reviewed and for team members to get to know one another better. White Pearl Resorts, Ponta Mamoli, offers all this and more. It affords executives a sought after opportunity to slow down in order to speed up their organisations.
Stress can take its toll on people in a myriad of ways – depression, health problems, and, in some extreme cases, nervous breakdowns – or simply, a lasting sense of fatigue and loss of interest in life in general. Taking a break and getting away from it all is an obvious answer – and, yes, there are lodges and getaways aplenty. But, at Badgerleur Bush Lodge, the time-pressed executive can reconnect with nature in many simple ways. Taking a walk in the morning or early evening in the tranquil settings of the lodge and reflecting on life and love and the meaning of it all are certain to recharge the batteries and give one new energy and a zest for life.
Set in a magnificent valley boasting the Karkloof River and Karkloof Falls, the second-highest falls in the province, Karkloof Safari Spa in KwaZulu-Natal is Africa’s largest and most luxurious spa and game reserve. Established in 2002 when owner Fred Wörner acquired it as an existing game reserve breeding disease-free buffalo, Fred felt its grand beauty and tranquil setting needed to be shared.
‘Heritage’ makes one think of something left behind by a father or another family member. In the case of Heritage Le Telfair resorts, it is about much more than just heritage but about the best of the past being the essence of enjoyment today and, for those who have not yet experienced it, something substantial to look forward to.
Badgerleur Bush Lodge offers four-star luxury accommodation. Activities include game drives, walks, horseback safaris, and fishing. The lodge showcases a large range of African game and also offers game hunting using walk-and-stalk, rifle, bow, and black-powder hunting methods. “Bow hunting from blinds has also become popular over the past few years,” explains part owner and Manager Gordon Pullen.
It is always hard to choose a hotel in a far-off destination which you have not been to before. But, be assured, all of the Ile Maurice hotels are great and give excellent service, and, of course, this is the nearest you will get to paradise while alive. At Le Méridien it is hard not to have an enjoyable stay.
First impressions are lasting ones – and this was to be the case from the moment we passed through the gates of the Maritim Hotel in Mauritius and drove into the lush, tropical garden estate up to the tall palms placed in the pond where they frame the entrance as a lovely picture that welcomes you.
Half an hour away from OR Tambo International Airport nestles a rare and robust, yet precious, stone that offers a relaxing spot for unwinding. Stone Cradle has three function venues and five state-of-the-art conference rooms; an ideal place where corporates and members of the public can take a moment to nourish the body, mind and soul.