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...
This boutique hotel is situated in Compensation Beach road, Ballito and is described as ‘Afro-Bali style where a fusion of creative interior design meets the natural elements’. Coco de Mer offers: 15 luxurious rooms Conference facility comfortably seating 30 pax, with natural light On site the La Fiamma Italian grill, also open to the public (closed on Mondays) Conveniently close to the new...
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...
The latest in ultra chic accommodation is The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa in Knysna, situated on Thesen Island. The original wood fired power station, now turned into a unique boutique hotel, has been beautifully restored and with the old power station still an integral part of what The Turbine has to offer. The Turbine has opened its doors in...
Valley Lodge, an old favourite situated in Magaliesburg, has improved a great deal during the past months, the highlights being: Beautiful, big rooms with plush furnishing and bathrooms that will delight Trendy brand new Spa with a signature fragrance Refurbished lounge area Refurbished function venue overlooking the pool & gardens New entrance gate Well kept gardens with plenty of space for activities such as team...
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...
Whilst on holiday on the Garden Route, we decided to take a two day holiday within our holiday to spend time at Trogon House and Forest Spa. This little gem is tucked away in the forest at the Crags, east of Plettenberg Bay, just down the road from the Elephant and Monkey Sanctuaries. How to describe Trogon: small, intimate, tranquil,...
Buffelsdrift is situated 7 km’s from Oudtshoorn, en route to the Cango caves. Accommodation consists of 25 luxury tents overlooking the natural waterhole. They offer bush safaris, an elephant experience and horse riding. The property consists of 3 000 ha and includes mountain zebra, hippo, springbuck, black wildebeest, gemsbok, giraffe, reedbuck and a variety of birdlife. On arrival, we were...

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