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...
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...
  Media release The date and venue have been set for the 2016 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards. This much-anticipated annual celebration of the best of the South African restaurant industry will take place at the Grand Arena at Grand West in Cape Town on Sunday 20 November 2016. After the success of last year’s awards format, the event will once...
I recently came across this extra-ordinary bucket list of things to do in Pretoria and surrounding areas. Thank you 3@Marion Guesthouse for sharing 94 things to do and experience in Pretoria...from a fellow Pretorian...it seems that I am gong to have lots of busy weekend ahead! Just to get you going, here are the a few of the items on...
Life is just so busy and where is the joy if you can not indulge in a fabulous foodie favourite when the going gets tough.... Click here to see the eat out favourite foodie list. Enjoy and would love to receive your comments and additions to the list.
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...
We are getting closer to the next edition of the EAT OUT Mercedes Benz Restaurant Awards and restaurant guide. Herewith a press release about their fresh new format: Eat Out to throw the Sunday lunch of the year! Fresh new format for SA’s most prestigious restaurant awards Cape Town – Eat Out, SA’s best guide to SA’s best food, has made...
Alfie’s Hazelwood Corner Hazelwood & 17th avenue, Menlo Park, 012 346 7873, 072 367 1018 Authentic Italian cuisine Very small, thus advise to book, take your own wine as they are not yet licenced Highlight: Gnocchi Isabella’s Cake & Food shop Waterkloof Corner Centre, just up the road from Brooklyn Centre, 072 842 9874 Also has a branch in Groenkloof, 012 346 0769 Their harvest table for...
Herewith recommendations on restaurants in Johannesburg based on recent personal experience. Chez Gerard 20 West Apartment Hotel, 20 West Road South, Morningside, Sandton, 011 290 9600 Specific mention needs to be made of the freshly baked baguettes and the utterly delicious Crème brulée The Elm Tree Restaurant Located at the Syrene Hotel, 28 Wessel Road, Rivonia, 011 231 3900 Good spring/ summer menu available, try...
Do you want to combine your passion for travel with your passion for food? Here are a few exiting options to consider: Brit poll: Italian cuisine the best in Europe British people think Italian food is the best in Europe, which reflects the popularity of pizza and pasta as well as famous Italian gourmet products, according to latest Holiday Hypermarket's poll....

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