The following are a selection of my favourite experiences of 2012. 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 you require more information or to make...
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...
De Hoek Country Hotel on the banks of the Magalies River, just outside the small town of Magaliesburg has been operating since 1994 and I can truly say that they have just gone from strength to strength during the past 18 years. De Hoek is owner run by Michael & Michelle Holenstein and they have managed to maintain standards on...
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.
With reference to a previous article on the Tsogo Sun (Southern Sun) Cape Town Collection, we continue now with the Montecasino Collection. True to the Tsogo Sun style, these hotels and conference facilities afford a wide variety of guests including the corporate business traveller, conference groups, sporting groups, family holidays as well as local and international tour and incentive...
Photos: Oubaai map (courtesy of Hyatt Regency Oubaai), View from the whale watching deck, Delicious bread & cake spread for breakfast, Wine room for private dining Hyatt Regency Oubaai opened in December 2009 as part of the Oubaai Residential Golf Estate. Perched on the hill overlooking the Indian Ocean and surrounded by the Outeniqua Mountains on the inland side, the...
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...
Herewith some fabulous options in Cape  Town for  your next conference/ event / holiday. 15 on Orange (CBD) With 129 rooms, super trendy interior and now with extensive conference facilities, this is an excellent option to keep in mind for business as well as leisure travel. Taj Cape Town (CBD) The Taj is opulent with old world charm and hands on service. With...
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...
Park inn foreshore Opened in November 2011, conveniently situated at 29 Heerengracht Street, within easy walking distance of the Cape Town International Convention Centre. This brand new hotel, developed from a previous office and apartment block is the latest offering from Radisson in South Africa. Facilities include: 120 rooms including 8 one bedroom suites Indoor, on-site parking Rooftop plunge poll, bar & terrace Rooftop meeting...

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