The crème de la crème of coastal and outdoor venues ‘Under the boardwalk, down by the sea…’ and you know how the rest goes. Here in South Africa we’re blessed to have one of the most magnificent coastlines in the world, so why not make the most of it? The plethora of gorgeous coastal and outdoor...
I have not travelled in the Midlands for quite a few years and was pleasantly surprised with the many excellent accommodation & conferencing options. The Midlands are special; the mist over the mountains and the tranquility in the very green surroundings really is food for your soul. Apart from many options for accommodation, the Midlands have many more to...
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...
Southpoint Hospitality has been changing and continues to change the face of Braamfontein, Johannesburg. They have been very active during the past few years in terms of residential student accommodation around South Africa (Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town) In Braamfontein though, Southpoint Hospitality has also invested in a number of other lifestyle developments. Within the proximity...
Yes, it is rainy season in Cape Town but that does not mean that you can not have a great time whilst there. It is quite amazing how many things you can pack into a weekend because you want to, not because you have to. On Saturday mornings it is a very pleasant outing to the Neighbour Goods Market at...
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...
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...
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...
Montusi Mountain Manor in the Northern Drakensberg has expanded their accommodation capacity. They have added 2 Mountain Suites with king size beds, separate bath and shower in the en-suite bathroom, lovely lounge with TV and fireplace and a spacious veranda (stoep) affording fabulous mountain views. The full accommodation compliment now consists of: 02 x mountain suites, sleeping 2 guests each 10 x garden...
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