One of Johannesburg's best-kept secrets is the Balata Restaurant at the Fairway Hotel in Randburg. Elegance and service are the order of the day. It is the food that has kept this restaurant going for the past 7 years. The plated menu offers a range of starters, mains and desserts that will tempt the most… Continue reading Balata Restaurant, Fairway Hotel
The arrival of spring is met with a collective sigh of relief — warmer days, lighter mornings and longer evenings accompanied by pastel blossoms and vivid green foliage. With the change in season comes the custom of the annual spring cleaning. It’s a perfect occasion to dust off your travel bags so put away your… Continue reading Spring Is In The Air
“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
Pack your rods and wellies and get ready for the 6th Annual Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa Winter Flyfishing Competition with the beautiful Swartkops Mountain as a backdrop. Fly fishing at Kloofzicht Lodge takes place under the expert guidance of Wayne Sinclair, the founding member of Sundown Adventures who has over 25 years of sport and… Continue reading FLYFISHING COMPETITION AT KLOOFZICHT LODGE. 23 JULY 2017
Royal Elephant Hotel & Conference Centre joins Guvon Signature Collection It started twenty-five years ago with a Scottish themed lodge. Soon after, a five-star fly-fishing haven opened up on the others side of the Swartkops Mountain in Muldersdrift. Next the sound of pinging golf balls and roaring lions were added to this ever-growing portfolio. What… Continue reading GUVON HOTELS AND SPAS EXPANDS FOOTPRINT TO PRETORIA.
Emily Hardman relays her humoristic story of pulling a wedding together in five, yes five days, in the New York Times below. She summarizes the experience and decision-making process: "... I asked myself: Will it help strengthen my marriage and the promises we made to each other? If the answer was no, I didn’t waste… Continue reading CAN YOU PUT A WEDDING TOGETHER IN 5 DAYS? EMILY HARDMAN DID – READ ON…
Guvon Hotels proudly joined the Knitwits of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela movement three years ago. Since then our enthusiasm has grown for this heartwarming project and blanket contributions tripled, with the last donation this month totaling a whopping 183 blankets. In December 2013, Zelda la Grange, late former President Nelson Mandela's trusted assistant, presented Carolyn Steyn,… Continue reading “KNITTING BROKEN LIVES TOGETHER” WITH 67 BLANKETS FOR NELSON MANDELA AND GUVON HOTELS
Billy and Sheree from Compassion Art & Photography recently captured this beautiful wedding of Sherilee and Michael at Askari Game Lodge & Spa in Magaliesburg. It is my pleasure to share the blog, link and precious photos of this wedding day: "Sherilee and Michael lives in Beijing and up until the wedding day, we never met,… Continue reading A Memorable Couple. An Elephant Playground. Forest meets African Bush Fairytale at Askari Lodge.
Few things are as truly South African as our beloved national flower, the Protea. Its exotic looks and longevity make this a treasured gift on any occasion. Imagine my joy when select items from the Anthonij Rupert Protea wine range found its way to the newly launched Balata Restaurant wine list this month. Now Balata… Continue reading SOME PLEASANT SURPRISES ON THE NEW BALATA RESTAURANT WINELIST
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