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...
Points to consider when starting to plan a corporate conference or event (in alphabetical order) Access routes to venue Advertising Audio visual support Break away rooms Budget Conference program Corporate gifts Date Décor Dietary requirements Disability friendly Draping Duration / start time & end time Entertainment External facilitator Geographical area Group size Internet access  / Wi-Fi capability Lead time Meals Media - external Method of communication - internal Need for business centre on site Parking facilities Printed material Recreational facilities / activities offered by venue...
With reference to a previous article on Hyatt Regency Oubaai giving you all the facts, you can know see more about this venue by visiting my Hyatt Regency Oubaai  Photo Album on Facebook.
Almost 20 years ago I spent a wonderful weekend at Critchley Hackle in Dullstroom. I have visited them again a few weeks ago and I am happy to report that Critchley Hackle still has that laid back feeling, which is now very accurately reflected in their slogan: Life unplugged! In spite of a change of ownership, economic slumps and...
Cape Town has recently grown their conference offering with the opening of the Century City Conference Centre (CCCC) and Century City Hotel early in 2016. Since the bigger Century City Precinct is growing fast and becoming a sought after area for corporate office space as well as individuals who can work-eat-shop-play in this area, this new conference centre certainly...
Mannabay fine boutique hotel is situated in Oranjezicht, Cape Town within walking distance from the Gardens Shopping Centre, close to the central business district, Kloof road for many interesting shops and restaurants, close to cable car station, easy access to De Waal Drive and motorways and with great view of the central Cape Town, Table Mountain and Table Bay....
The following are a selection of my favourite venues, travel industry service providers & global travel experiences of 2013. Factors taken into account include but are not limited to: level of service, quality of facilities, overall atmosphere & experience, food, that exceptional quality that differentiates.  Do you agree? I am looking forward to your comments. Contact me on carla@carlarossouw.com should...
Combining a five star lodge with a fine dining experience is definitely a winning combination. This is what you will find when visiting Marataba Safari Company & Lodge. Marataba is an exclusive 23 000 hectare private concession in the heart of Limpopo's Marakele National Park, at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains, with abundant wild and birdlife, incorporating the Big...
The Southern Sun Hyde Park is a welcome addition to both the business and leisure market. The hotel is built on top of the Hyde Park Shopping Centre and conveniently close to Sandton, Randburg and Rosebank, either for guests conducting business or for companies in the area making use of the conference and banqueting facilities at the hotel. The hotel...
I was surprised to learn that Kensington Place has been going since 1997. It is a superb establishment in Higgovale, at the top of Kloof Road. The whole look and feel of Kensington Place oozes style and class and their take on customer service is a rare find. Although I have visited Kensington Place before I only recently had the...

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