It’s an exhilarating feeling. You’re sitting quietly in a game vehicle watching a pride of lions preparing to hunt. The lead female is staking out a young buffalo while her sisters circle round in readiness to spring the trap. The tension is palpable and then... the calm of the bush is broken by the sounds… Continue reading GOOD GAME DRIVE ETIQUETTE AT ASKARI GAME LODGE
The winter school holidays are officially here. We imagine that, for most children, it’s a time of mixed feelings bouncing between the excitement of spending time with BFFs and butterflies in the tummies about the school holidays. At Guvon Hotels & Spas, we look forward to having the children with their boundless energy and joyful… Continue reading WE HAVE SOME SOLUTIONS TO YOUR SCHOOL HOLIDAY DILEMMA
Ahhhhh, love….what would we be without it? All around Guvon Hotels & Spas we are putting our reddest foot forward - that can only mean one thing: Valentine’s Day is coming to town! How will you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? While we all know that love should be celebrated 365 days a year,… Continue reading LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND
“Our committee was unanimous in awarding your establishment an AA Highly Recommended endorsement status in the category Game & Nature Reserve for the coming year,” Priscilla Mabilisa of the AA advised this week. Anton Early, manager at Warthogs Bush Camp welcomes this award and recognition: “Warthogs is one of the few unspoilt camps in the… Continue reading WARTHOGS PET-FRIENDLY BUSH CAMP RATED “HIGHLY RECOMMENDED” BY AA
As much as moms have a love-hate relationship with school holidays, I rejoice. No traffic between 7h00 and 8h00 on the roads. No road rage from sleepyhead mommies in PJ’s with bed hair. My colleague who usually manages to crochet half a blanket on her way from Pretoria to Joburg, is at work before she… Continue reading SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: FIXES FOR YOUR DILEMMA NEXT WEEK
Is the open road calling you? The peace and tranquillity at Umbhaba Lodge, along with the seclusion of the Lowveld provides a much-loved venue for short breakaways, especially as we head into winter, which is prime game viewing time in the Kruger Park. With thirty suites each in individual style, many with open log fireplaces,… Continue reading SURE WAYS OF FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE LOWVELD
Located on the magnificent Plumari Private Game Reserve at Askari Game Lodge & Spa, and ringed by the breathtaking mountains of the Magaliesberg, Ukuphila is set to become a leading destination for Gauteng investors and bush enthusiasts alike. Giuseppe Plumari, CEO of Steyn City Properties and owner of Plumari Private Game Reserve has a dream:… Continue reading Three luxury bush camp estates planned for Askari Lodge in Magalies.
Askari Spa, a little hidden gem on the outskirts of Magaliesburg has just launched a High Tea menu. Call me crazy, but I can't think of a nicer way to spend and afternoon with girl friends nibbling on mini doughnuts, chocolate fudge brownies (my all time favourite way of kilojoule intake) , mini milk tarts… Continue reading HOW A SPA HIGH TEA CAN SOLVE YOUR YEAR END PARTY DILEMMA.
Starting this fresh Monday morning with a lovely guest blog by BMW biker Stuart Crous: onmybmw1200gs. It is his mission to visit 52 places in 52 weeks and share his experiences with us about food, accommodation and general comments. "We found this gem by absolute chance. We were just out riding through Muldersdrift and Hekpoort when we came to… Continue reading 52 PLACES IN 52 WEEKS. A BMW-ER TEST DRIVES ASKARI LODGE.
The tree outside my bedroom window is pushing out hopeful little green leaves and I don't have to wear my puffer jacket to survive the 100 meter dash between the parking lot and the office front door anymore. If you are feeling the start of Spring, which is only two weeks away, we have a… Continue reading SPRING HAS SPRUNG. OR HAS IT?