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A weekend getaway that swaps the city for the countryside is a great way to have a break and replenish spent energies. Luxury need not be unaffordable, and here we recommend affordable weekend getaways in and near Gauteng that provide superb garden, country or bushveld settings – all ideal for short breaks away from the city … Continue reading “Affordable Luxury Weekend Getaways In and Near Gauteng: Breaks in the Countryside and in the Bush”

Hot-air ballooning is an elegant, eccentric adventure in space and time, taking you high above the treetops, or to dream among the clouds. Take to the sky on a fabulous special offer on Bill Harrop’s hot-air balloon safari over the Magalies River Valley!

Handsomely gabled, wooden-beamed and -shuttered in the splendid old tradition of Cape Winelands homesteads, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking you’d arrived into the wine-estate milieu of old. Quite on the contrary, though, at Kleine Constantia Boutique Guest House in Roodepoort, you’re ensconced in a wonderfully tranquil pamper-spot in the heart of Gauteng’s West Rand business hub. So, calling all … Continue reading “Introducing Kleine Constantia Boutique Guest House: Quiet Pamper-Spot near West Rand Business Hub”

Arrive at The Michelangelo in the vibrant heart of Sandton, and you couldn’t be blamed for imagining you’d stepped into the classical Renaissance world of 16th century Europe. Splendid architecture and lavish offerings are the order of the day. Grand, opulent and unstinting, The Michelangelo lords it over Sandton’s Nelson Mandela Square, with the allure of Sandton … Continue reading “5 Star Luxury Accommodation on Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, Johannesburg: The Michelangelo”

De Hoek Country House in serene Magaliesberg is hosting a food and wine weekend with lots of international flair and flavour on the weekend of 11 – 13 May 2012 (which also happens to be Mother’s Day weekend).

It doesn’t really matter whether you say Magaliesberg (the area) or Magaliesburg (the town), the magical Magaliesberg is a stretch of countryside that runs the length of the ancient Magaliesberg mountains, and makes a convincing plea as a no-regrets retreat for soul-weary city folk.

Don’t for one minute believe that an exclusive getaway is always too pricey!  Well-timed for the festive season, these three discounted getaways all come in at under R800 per person.

It’s never a bad time to visit Magaliesberg – you can’t fail to come away refreshed and renewed by some good crisp country air. Valley Lodge is an old favourite in Magaliesberg, especially for Johannesburg’s city dwellers who’ve come to cherish their weekend escapes. And Valley Lodge hasn’t lost one ounce of appeal as other new kids have … Continue reading “Valley Lodge’s New Spa is a Must-Visit in Magaliesberg”

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