Banksia luxury boutique hotel is situated in Rosebank, one of the southern suburbs of Cape Town. It is a beautiful restored Victorian mansion in a quiet street, but conveniently close to the hustle and bustle of Cape Town. The owner, Shelley Kingston is a well-known interior designer and has restored and decorated Banksia with flair and passion. Banksia is a...
A charming four star bed and breakfast located in Bloemfontein. The name was made up by the owners: a combination of looking at a clump of reeds and the listening to the birds sing and the result was Liedjiesbos (bush of songs) Liedjiesbos was an old shed that was, with the assistance of renowned Bloemfontein architects, transformed into a modern...
Southern Sun (SS) is a firm favourite in South Africa and in the beginning of August they created an opportunity to showcase their Cape Town Collection consisting of SS Waterfront, SS Cullinan, SS Cape Sun, SS Newlands, Garden Court De Waal and Garden Court Eastern Boulevard. Together, this fine collection provides 1 924 bedrooms, which together with their convenient...
The old family owned Rosebank Hotel, corner Tyrwhitt & Sturdee avenues, was totally restructured and refurbished during 2008 and is now known as the Crowne Plaza Johannesburg – The Rosebank. This is a hotel that I frequented for Sunday lunch and birthday celebrations during my teenage years, a good 28 years ago and it is a pleasure to go...
Budmarsh is a privately owned lodge situated in the Magaliesberg, just outside the town of Magaliesburg. The first time I visited Budmarsh, approximately 6 years ago I really liked the ambiance. I visited them again a few weeks ago and they have maintained, improved and expanded and are highly recommended. Budmarsh currently offers: 18 rooms, beautiful modern and specious rooms...
Revamped and revitalised! 54 on Bath, previously The Grace is now part of the Tsogo Sun portfolio. They have revamped the entire property and it is looking awesome. Located in the heart of Rosebank, a stone’s through from the Gautrain Station, this ‘contemporary boutique hotel’ is a pure gem. The facts: 75 rooms w 5 meeting / conference rooms accommodating up to...
On the banks of the Crocodile River you will find Avianto, ‘a village made in heaven’. Avianto was born from the need for a couple to find a wedding venue that suited their requirements. After searching and not finding the special venue the wanted, they decided to develop Avianto and turn it into a fully-fledged venue, conference centre and...
Welcome to the newly opened 20 West Executive Apartments & Hotel in Morningside. Originally developed to be apartments only, 20 West is now a full service hotel and part of the Executive Apartments & Hotels group. All 4 properties in the group are situated in the Sandton area offering more than 300 fully serviced units, 20 West being the...
Competition is fierce and one always need to stay ahead.....fast pace and technology are important factors within the conference and event industry in 2017. What else can venues do to impress prospective clients? Herewith the report from Benchmark Resorts & Hotels. Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, a global hospitality company, announced the “Top Meeting Trends for 2017” as observed by its...
Mackouwkuil is situated in the Waterberg Biosphere, Limpopo Province, an area consisting of mountainous areas, beautiful bushveld & rivers and a wide variety of wildlife. This area is malaria free and although they do not have the big five, species include exotic game such as golden Wildebeest and black Impala as well as Sable , Kudu , resident Hippos,...

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