2016 Finalists

Service Excellence – Accommodations

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Curiocity Backpackers Curiocity is an African Hostel situated in the vibrant Maboneng Precinct. Developed for curious urbanites from all over the world looking at experiencing Africa’s hidden treasures. We specialise in design led accommodation, with a social atmosphere influenced by the aesthetics, history & heritage of African cities/spaces. Founded by 24year old dynamic entrepreneur Bheki Dube, this establishment proves to be the most disruptive,alternative accommodation model of recent time. Backpacking & Hosteling
Naledi Backpackers A must see 2 star Backpackers Naledibackers is situated in Soweto Meadowlands a walking distance from most museums shebeens, restaurants as well as other heritage sights. Our establishment offer Dorm rooms, single rooms, and double rooms all room have satellite TV linen and duvets as well as a self-catering kitchen. We also offer bicycle tours, car tours and Quad bike tour in Soweto. Backpacking & Hosteling
Terrylin Backpackers A mere 10 minutes drive from the OR Tambo (Johannesburg) airport, Terrylin for Travellers is situated in a quiet, secure neighbourhood. With an eclectic design, Terrylin offers budget accommodation with five bedrooms in a homely environment.  Two twin and a dorm room have shared showers and bathrooms, while the Double Room has a TV and private shower.  The Family Rooms has a TV with a private bathroom and shower.  All linen, including towels, is provided.There are individual night lights in the dorm which has a fan and a heater.  The other bedrooms have electric blankets, fans and heaters.  There are kitchen, dining and laundry facilities.The lounge has a flat screen TV with all the satellite channels.  Wi-fi and credit card facilities are available.Tours of Johannesburg and Pretoria's major attractions may be arranged.  A sparkling pool overlooks the large and neat private garden which has a braai area and cooking facilities.There is ample and secure free parking within the property.  Two upmarket hotels are in the adjacent street with a Gautrain bus stop.  The station is within walking distance as well as a supermarket.  Other attractions nearby include Emperor's Palace - (Live entertainment, Restaurants and a Casino) and the Festival Mall - (Restaurants, Movies, Shopping and an Ice-Skating Rink.) Terrylin opened its doors in 2008 and Steven and Joy will offer any assistance to make your travels throughout Africa a memorable one. Backpacking & Hosteling
Abbotsford House Abbotsford House is a charming English - style guest house in Johannesburg, set in just under an acre of leafy, shaded gardens, in the secluded suburb of Abbotsford in the heart of the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, South Africa. We have 4 luxury rooms all with ensuite bathrooms. Every room is equipped with a minibar, safe and broad band internet. Bed & Breakfast
De Zoete Inval Guest House This charming abode is situated in the tranquil Eastern suburbs of Pretoria. De Zoete Inval Guest House was established in 1995 and after 21 years the friendly hosts still welcomes their guests from all over the globe to true South African hospitality. It boasts 3 tastefully decorated en-suite rooms and one fully equipped self-catering apartment; secure, undercover parking and a serene bird-friendly garden. There are several world-class shopping centres such as Menlyn Mall, Woodlands Boulevard and Parkview Centre, private hospitals, up-market restaurants, theaters and entertainment in close proximity. A range of day tours are offered by our own registered tour operator in and around Pretoria, Johannesburg, Pilanesberg and Sun City. De Zoete Inval, where service excellence is the norm; where guests arrive as strangers and leave as friends. Bed & Breakfast
Hi-Flyerz Guest House Enjoy a comfortable, quiet, and tranquil stay at Hiflyerz Guest House, situated in Bardene Boksburg We are within walking distance of major shopping centers, up market restaurants and major conference centers. Situated in the old mining town of Boksburg, Hiflyerz Guest House offers corporate travelers a comfortable stay. There are 12 well appointed guest rooms with double beds and en-suite bathrooms. Each room has a TV with DSTV access and and WI-FI Internet access. Guests can wake up and start their day with a delicious breakfast in the comfortable dining area. OR Tambo International Airport is 8km away, making Hiflyerz Guest House an ideal choice for business stays. Bed & Breakfast
Hyde Park Villas .Hyde Park Villas - set in peaceful and secure grounds, just a five minute drive from Sandton CBD, Rosebank and Melrose Arch, our upmarket bed and breakfast caters for corporate guests as well as leisure-seeking tourists visiting Johannesburg, Fifteen magnificent bedrooms (four of which have been added this year) offer every conceivable luxury, including the finest linen, air conditioning, honesty bar fridge and microwave, Nespresso machine Dstv and wifi. Top of the range Charlotte Rhys amenities and complimentary slippers enhance a comfortable home-from-home stay. Our magnificent lap pool, set in tranquil treed garden with abundant bird life, encourages guests to forget they are in close proximity to the CBD. Bed & Breakfast
Shaka Guest house Shaka guest house has 4 executive en suites and a self catering cottage. It is located in a quiet and secure suburb, just 3 km from Sandton Convention centre, The Mandela Square , the village Walk and a variety of restaurants. All guests have full access to WIFI, Full DSTv, the pool and garden, main kitchen and lounge.The staff at Shaka is well known for going extra in Customer service and developing long lasting relationships with guests. Bed & Breakfast
Sherewood Lodge Sherewood Lodge in Pretoria East is a guesthouse, located in the east of Pretoria near Silver Lakes, surrounded by beautiful indigenous bush veld and nestled against a rocky hill outcrop with Rock Figs, Acacia, Fever and Karee trees. This 10 bedroom exclusive guesthouse offers a “Sebesebe” (Sotho for rest, peace, comfort and tranquility) experience.The Thatched guesthouse and cottages are designed in an Afro-European style with warm African colours and natural materials of stone, wood and slate. This creates an atmosphere of complete peace with the natural surroundings.Easy access from Lynnwood Road and Solomon Mahlangu Drive (Hans Strijdom) and the N4 highway will lead you to the Lodge. Once you have reached the gravel road let a sense of peace and rest envelope you. Bed & Breakfast
Oxbow Country Estate Oxbow Country Estate is a chic country style venue and trout fly fishing estate in Gauteng. Offering beautifully manicured gardens and expansive highveld scenery; it is a bird watcher’s bliss. The estate overlooks meandering trout dams and beautiful waters with reflections of historic Eucalyptus and weeping Willows. The estate is also easily accessible with gravel pathways making for beautiful morning and evening walks. Oxbow Country Estate was established over the years by entrepreneurs and dynamic life partners Alison and Frank Lovell who are dedicated and committed to ensuring that every stay, function and fly-fishing excursion is exceptional and memorable. Frank and Alison both enjoy outstanding cuisine and alongside the executive chef create menus that are fresh and delicious and perfect for every occasion. The entire Oxbow Team is on hand to ensure a truly special, once in a lifetime Wedding celebration, midweek break or fly fishing experience. Oxbow Country Estate is the perfect countryside venue for families, friends and individuals seeking an absolutely special and unforgettable occasion. Located in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng on the banks of the Osspruit River, and only 40 minutes from Pretoria, Witbank and Benoni. Country House
Villa Amor Conveniently located in Pretoria East close to modern amenities, but with a distinct rural ambience, lies one of the city’s most elegant guest houses. Nestled in secluded lush gardens, Villa Amor offers luxurious accommodation, world-class conference facilities, delectable South African fusion cuisine and personal service that pay homage its name, Amor Sine Non – without love nothing. Country House
3@Marion Guesthouse 3@Marion Guesthouse is a beautiful sanctuary of calm and relaxation, ideally located in a private leafy street in Colbyn, one of the most beautifully peaceful suburbs in Pretoria. Our location makes us the perfect destination for business and pleasure and the quick and easy access to the N1 and the N4 highways makes us your ideal stay-over. Let us be your home away from home for meetings, sight-seeing and everything in-between. The Union Buildings and the Botanical Gardens are literally on our doorstep and OR Tambo international airport is only 30 minutes away. Our 8 beautiful bedrooms each has its own character and our bright and airy lounge with leather couch and fireplace is the ideal place to relax after a long day. Our team has years of combined experience in the industry and are here to give you amazing service in the perfect location. If you are a seasoned business traveller who spends half your life on the road, we promise to not just become another bed in another city but to offer you a home away from home. Likewise, if you can’t afford to travel all that often and your stay is part of an annual holiday or once in a lifetime trip – we endeavour to meet every expectation and give you exceptional value for every hard earned rand, dollar or pound. We don’t forget to have fun and always offer service with a big smile and a twinkle in the eye. Guest House
A Knights Rest Guesthouse A Knights Rest Guesthouse Your hosts, Carol, South African and Nigel, English What a perfect pair - South African flair meets European hospitality Like South Africa itself, the Guesthouse is a tapestry of cultures, all wrapped up in authentic South African elegance, style and family hospitality. It’s a combination that places A Knights Rest among the best 3 star guesthouses in Pretoria/Tswane. In many ways, A Knights Rest Guesthouse is quintessentially ‘A touch of Tsogo’ (Tsogo Sun hotels and resorts are renowned for comfort, service excellence, and characteristic African warmth) Our guests are able to relax and enjoy the trusted hospitality and culture that has become our hallmark. The best ambiance for creative meetings, functions and conferences. Guest House
Aanmani Rose Guest House The Aanmani Rose Guest House is situated in the beautiful and leafy suburb of Brooklyn Pretoria. For the ultimate in gracious living and tranquility Aanmani Rose will offer you a unique living experience. Aanmani Rose Guest House is a multipurpose guest house, within close proximity of Pretoria City centre, most International Embassies, Loftus Stadium, University of Pretoria, UNISA and Brooklyn Mall. The entity was established in 2009 as a Four Star Graded Guest House, and also offers conference facilities. The facility has 11 rooms with 2 being Presidential self-catering suites, 30 & 50 seat conference rooms, 80 seat dining room and open swimming pool. The spacious rooms all have air conditioning for all year comfort, Plasma TV with DSTV, mini bar and queen size beds with the finest linen to ensure a comfortable and peaceful sleep. Our Presidential Deluxe rooms also have king size poster beds and a Jacuzzi in each room. Our exclusive conference rooms are equipped with the latest technology and air conditioning. Guest House
Amanzi Guest House Superior bed and breakfast accommodation in spacious open plan loft apartments or in 3 private sunny garden cottages.  Self-catering option optional Guest House
Flamingo's Nest Guest House and Conference Centre We have a variety of 16 accommodation suites. All of our suites have thatch looking roofing, tiles with underfloor heating and en-suite bathrooms with solar-heated geysers. Our standard rooms have showers and basins, and our special honeymoon suite has a bath and it much spacious. All of our rooms are equipped with mini-bar fridges, tea/coffee servers, limited DStv satellite TV(Full package in lounge room), amenities , free WiFi and numerous other personal touches that make our guests feel at home. Each room has a separate entrance and it’s own parking. Limited shaded parking available. We have recently upgraded some of our Queen rooms and had them fitted with gorgeous blinds and air-cons. Our dining room and lounge has a wood fire which we have burning for your enjoyment and comfort during your breakfast and dinner times. Guest House
Glen Marion Guest House Glen Marion Guest House, a 4-Star TGCSA Graded establishment, offers upmarket hospitality for a comfortable stay in Pretoria East. The guest house is located within close proximity to Menlyn Centre, Menlyn Retail Park, Menlyn Maine and other businesses in the Menlyn region, as well as numerous hospitals. Glen Marion Guest House is also easily accessible from all main routes, including the N1, N4 and R21. We align ourselves to cater for the discerning businessman, touring traveller, overseas guests or family groups. Accommodation is offered in seven en-suite double rooms, each containing a flat screen TV with DStv and tea and coffee-making facilities. Included in our reasonable fees is a full breakfast, with bottomless coffee, and lunch and dinner can be provided by prior arrangement. Other facilities include safe parking, a large swimming pool, four lounge areas, and a comfortable barbecue area. Guest House
Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse Liz at Lancaster has maintained excellent service record over the many years of being in business. With excellent customer reviews on Google, Expedia.com the Guesthouse has remained no 1 on TripAdvisor of some 275 B&Bs in Johannesburg for at least 4 years now. WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE TO SAY In fast-moving adrenalin fuelled Johannesburg, it's good to kick back and relax in this pretty gem in a quiet walker-friendly neighbourhood. Although originally a private house, Liz's feels like a small boutique hotel with its public lounge, pretty breakfast room, lovely garden, ample parking and stand-alone units with private entrances. The rooms are very comfortable with a traveler's every need anticipated and provided for. The local knowledge "Bible" Liz has put together is particularly useful as Craighall Park and its environs runs to a few excellent restaurants and shops worth visiting. Tripadvisor Nov 2015 Guest House
Moroccan House Moroccan House is a world beyond your dreams. Our patrons are basked in warmth and tranquillity for a matchless romantic experience in guest suites filled with colour, mesmerising light patterns, rose petals, fresh flowers and fruit. The lavish 3-course Moroccan breakfast is a treat fit for a king or queen and the presentation is all about beauty and attention to detail. This unique and exotic Moroccan destination in Menlo Park, Pretoria, is close to the N1 highway, Menlyn Park shopping centre, Menlyn Main, and within walking distance from Menlo Park High School. CSIR, Loftus and the University of Pretoria are close by, and Brooklyn Day Hospital, Faerie Glen Hospital, Little Company of Mary, Jacaranda and Zuid Afrikaans hospitals are within a 6km radius from us. Moroccan House boasts a guest house, a function venue, a handcraft and light fitting showroom, a rooftop café & deli, and Moroccan décor rental & plated catering facility. Hospitality and authenticity are key in the success of Moroccan House, and coupled with the owners' quest for excellence and attention to detail, our patrons are promised a matchless experience. Guest House
Opikopi Guest House Opikopi is situated centrally in a quiet Eastern Pretoria suburb close to numerous attractions and offices, Botanical Gardens, Voortrekker Monument, Union Buildings, Menlyn shopping Mall, Sita Offices, Kloof Medic Clinic, Waterkloof and Wingate Park Golf Course, N1 freeway and only 20 minutes from OR Tambo Airport. This makes our Guest House ideal for the local and international visitor. Guest House
City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood The City Lodge Hotel brand within the City Lodge Hotel Group provides quality, value for money accommodation and associated services for business and leisure travellers. This is the three-star brand within the City Lodge Hotel Group. There are currently 15 City Lodges in South Africa, offering 2,705 rooms.  City Lodge Hotel Waterfall City is due to open between December 2014 and February 2015. Situated within the multi-use Lynnwood Bridge complex, this City Lodge Hotel is ideally located for business and leisure travellers visiting South Africa’s capital city. Adjacent to the N1 highway, it provides excellent access to Johannesburg to the south and Polokwane to the north and to Pretoria’s CBD and surrounding suburbs. All hotels within the City Lodge Hotel brand offer a variety of bedroom options including double room and twin room configurations. Bedrooms are spacious with televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, a work desk and safes for storing valuables. There is a coffee shop which operates from 10am to 10pm, providing a wide range of meals and refreshments. City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood - Pretoria provides complimentary parking. Importantly, all hotels within the City Lodge Hotel brand have been accredited by Green Leaf Eco Standard for meeting energy, water and waste management efficiency and responsibility standards. The brand also pursues an “every day is earth day” policy, as part of its ongoing environmental awareness programme. Hotel
City Lodge ORTIA This Johannesburg hotel has 303 rooms. Based at Africa’™s busiest airport, City Lodge at OR Tambo Airport will provide business and leisure travellers with “home away from home” accommodation that is ideal for those commuting to and from Johannesburg and perfect for those who require immediate access to the airport. OR Tambo Airport offers a number of services from banking to a wide range of retailers, so whether it’s a good book or a scrumptious meal, the airport’s facilities have everything you need. The hotel boasts boardroom and conference facilities, a fitness room as well as a deck with a pool and a large commercial area with a coffee shop. Hotel
Faircity Roodevallei A mere 20 minutes drive from Hatfield in Pretoria, Faircity Roodevallei Hotel offers a peaceful environment with many conferencing venues to choose from. Available in a number of seating arrangements and varying from 48m² to 221m², our conference venues and facilities are extremely flexible and can host up to 250 delegates in the largest conference venue. Inspired by our nearby bird sanctuary and nature reserve, each conference venue is named after a bird species endemic to the area. Our in-house team of professional conferencing coordinators are constantly at hand to advise you and to ensure that your conference is personalized to your exacting needs. All of our efforts are geared towards ensuring that your conference is conducive to effective communication, interaction, decision-making and team spirit – all without intrusion from day visitors or holidaymakers. In addition, our in-house restaurant offers a variety of excellent meals from breakfasts to lunches and dinners. For our conference delegates, themed evenings can also be arranged and are a great way to socialise with fellow colleagues once a conferencing day has come to an end. As specialists in conferencing, Faircity Roodevallei Hotel also offers a variety of teambuilding events. Our conferencing packages are therefore structured to deliver a variety of different options suited to both large and small companies. These packages range from single day conferencing to overnight and longer-stay events. We place great emphasis on value for money so that all conferencing delegates enjoy the entire Faircity Roodevallei Hotel experience whilst staying with us. Hotel
Forever Hotel @ Centurion The four star graded Forever Resorts Centurion Hotel boasts 48 luxury en-suite rooms equipped with television, air-conditioning, mini-bar on request, walk-in shower, internet connections and tea/coffee making facilities. The Hotel is located in easy access to the N1 Highway and is the perfect stay for any business traveler or conference. Or is the perfect midway meeting place between Pretoria and Johannesburg. The hotel has four conference rooms with modern equipment and can accommodate 10 – 100 delegates at a time. The Restaurant serves delicious a la carte and buffet menus depending on the size of the groups. This venue is also the ideal setting for a fairy tale garden wedding and the luxurious Presidential Suite is included into a special bridal package to make sure that the bridal couple remembers their special day Forever! Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel, The Westcliff The 5 star Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg, gives you the opportunity to experience the lifestyle of one of the city’s most affluent residential neighbourhoods – and to feel the excitement of Johannesburg’s burgeoning urban revival. Four Seasons The Westcliff overlooks the prestigious collection of neighbourhoods called The Parks, including Parkmore, Parkwood, Parkhurst, Parkview and Parktown. Among the most appealing residential areas of Johannesburg, The Parks feature gorgeous homes and lively main streets for strolling and exploring boutiques, outdoor cafés, pubs and restaurants. Outdoor terraces benefit from Johannesburg’s legendary year-round sunshine. Views from Four Seasons The Westcliff reach all the way to the distant Magaliesberg Hills. Today this northern region of Johannesburg is recognised as the world’s largest man-made forest, stretching 80 kilometres (50 miles) and featuring six million trees, planted in private gardens, along suburban avenues and in the Johannesburg Zoo, immediately adjacent to Four Seasons. Adding to the location’s benefits, Four Seasons The Westcliff is just 10 minutes from Sandton and Rosebank, considered Johannesburg’s premier business and financial areas, featuring high-end shopping malls, boutiques, restaurants and bars. Four Seasons staff can arrange all your transportation. There are 117 rooms in total, 105 guest rooms and 12 suites. Complementing these is a luxurious 1, 200-square metre full-service destination Spa with superb treatments such as Biologique Recherché of Paris and local skincare range Terres d’Afrique. Multiple dining options include Flames, View, Cellar Door, The Westcliff Deli, Après Spa, bar & lounge as well as various meeting and conference options. Hotel
Menlyn Boutique Hotel Located across the Menlyn Shopping Centre in Pretoria, Menlyn Boutique Hotel features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, spa, fitness centre and conference facilities. The centre of Pretoria is a 15-minute drive away. With free WiFi access, the air-conditioned rooms and apartments all come with an electric kettle, a satellite LCD TV and some have a balcony. Each has a private bathroom equipped with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Menlyn's in-house restaurant The Black Bamboo specialises in fine dining. Guests can work out in the fully equipped gym or unwind at the spa and wellness centre. The hotel’s conference facilities offer state-of-the-art equipment and can accommodate a variety of group sizes, from small, intimate groups to medium sized boardrooms and spaces comfortably holding up to 100. Function and event facilities are available as well. Hotel
Peermont Doreale Grande Hotel Discover untold luxury and regal comforts; The 5-star Peermont D'oreale Grande hotel at Emperors Palace is conveniently located next to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The hotel features 192 elegant rooms and suites all lavishly furnished in superior style. The opulent surroundings are complimented with state-of-the-art facilities for added ease and comfort. Dine at the elegant Aurelia's restaurant, indulge your senses at Octavia's Sensorium health and beauty spa or sip on a cocktail while watching the African sunset kiss the earth goodnight at Neptune's Pool Bar. Guests also have access to the casino, dining and entertainment facilities of the resort. If meetings, conferences, events or weddings are a focus, Emperors Palace presents the ultimate venue. Hotel
Peermont Metcourt Contemporary convenience at its best. The 3-star Peermont Metcourt at Emperors Palace offers stylish and comfortable rooms as well as a group-friendly experience for corporate, convention and leisure guests. The hotel offers a variety of room configurations and amenities which include LCD flat screen TV, satellite DSTV channels for all languages, tea and coffee stations, secure internet connections, laptop safe, working desk with business-convenient plug points. The hotel's clean and modern façade is complimented by a private and sheltered pool terrace, set in a beautifully landscaped garden, providing guests with food and beverage service throughout the day. Specifications include a comfortable, large ground floor reception area with enough space to accommodate large tour and convention groups with ease. Hotel
Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport The 4-star Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport welcomes you to Johannesburg, the major international gateway into South Africa . Only 800 meters from the Gautrain Station and 1.2km from the Terminals, reached by a free shuttle bus, the 275 room Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo is a full service 4-star plus hotel. Far from being just a stay-over, the Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport provides all the services, luxury and style necessary to make for a comfortable travel experience. Hotel
Premier Hotel Pretoria Pretoria is a lovely quiet city with a fascinating history, significant old buildings and wonderful museums. The green suburb of Arcadia is especially attractive, and never more so than in October, when the thousands of Jacaranda trees burst into purple bloom and fill the air with their sweet fragrance. Pretoria itself is home to almost 100 000 Jacaranda’s, earning the nickname of the “Jacaranda City”. Premier Hotel Pretoria provides everything you need for a luxury stay in the heart of South Africa’s capital city. Situated in Church Street, diagonally opposite the Union Buildings, this pristine hotel is a mere 48km from the O R Tambo International Airport and in close proximity to the Government Departments, embassies, consulates, the University of Pretoria and major shopping centres. Not only is its location ideal, but the impeccable service, excellent food standards and luxurious rooms will ensure that your stay is a memorable one. Hotel
Road Lodge Centurion Road Lodge hotels can be found in ideal locations across South Africa offering unbelievable value for both business and leisure travellers. There are currently 21 Road Lodge hotels located in each of South Africa’s nine provinces, all of them offering value-for-money rooms in a cosy environment. Road Lodge Centurion, situated in Centurion Gate Centre, has 118 rooms which brings much-needed quality accommodation to rapidly growing Centurion, which has become a busy node on the fringes of Pretoria. Ideally situated near a lake and within easy access of the N1 Freeway, Centurion Mall and Supersport Park sports and entertainment ground, the hotel is ideal for business and leisure travellers visiting the area. The rooms are fully-carpeted, air-conditioned and have colour televisions and radio stations, and feature en-suite bathrooms with shower, toilet and hand basin. Rooms with double or twin beds, with single sleeperchair available in selected rooms. One in fifty rooms is designed to meet the special needs of the physically disabled. The hotel serves a light breakfast daily, and has a 24 hour vending machine stocked with snacks and beverages. There is a 24 hour reception service, ample and secure parking, a payphone and wireless internet access in all commercial areas. Hotel
Road Lodge Southgate Road Lodge hotels can be found in ideal locations across South Africa offering unbelievable value for both business and leisure travellers. There are currently 21 Road Lodge hotels located in each of South Africa’s nine provinces, all of them offering value-for-money rooms in a cosy environment. Road Lodge Southgate delivers superb accommodation value to business and leisure travellers. The hotel is located near the bustling township of Soweto, and the NASREC Expo centre. A shopping complex is within walking distance. The rooms are fully-carpeted, air-conditioned and have colour televisions and radio stations, and feature en-suite bathrooms with shower, toilet and hand basin. One in fifty rooms is designed to meet the special needs of the physically disabled. The hotel serves a light breakfast daily, and has a 24 hour vending machine stocked with snacks and beverages. There is a 24 hour reception service, ample and secure parking, a payphone and wireless internet access in all commercial areas. Hotel
Thaba Eco Hotel Surrounded by Johannesburg’s Kliprivier Nature Reserve, Thaba Eco Hotel is known for the most luxurious accommodation, successful functions, dream weddings and delicious dining, as well as an authentic commitment to ecology and conservation. The ‘eco’ in our name is more than just a word – it defines everything that we do. All our buildings incorporate special touches from the continent at large and our piece of Highveld Bushveld in particular, and all beautifully adhere to the hotel’s environmentally responsible Green Policy. Our vigorous recycling programme sets the standard in the industry. We offer 52 en suite rooms that include Tswana-inspired standard, deluxe and 4 VIP rooms that marry design elements of ancient kraals, bush huts and traditional homesteads, as well as the contemporary stilted luxury bushveld suites that overlook the valleys. The Kraal Restaurant has been taking food seriously for more than a decade. Our world-class international chef specializes in ‘feel good’ dining by taking simple favourites and giving them a special gourmet twist. Our a la carte menu suits the connoisseur and our wine list is extensive. The famous Kraal weekend buffet breakfast with its countless hot and cold dishes is the top choice for families and corporate groups. Parents keep coming back for our Kiddies Play area. Our renowned pastry chef creates delectable masterpieces for high tea and special treats. Our new upmarket Kraal Bar offers a selection of popular drinks in an intimate setting. When it comes to weddings, there’s a reason why we are one of TripAdvisor’s Most Romantic Hotels in Johannesburg. Set on our own special hill Thaba is for the couple who envisage the perfect venue to suit the size of their wedding and photographs at sunset with nature in the background making it stunningly South African. Our Wedding Coordinators plan weddings in the finest detail for memorable, tastefully arranged ceremonies for each couple’s special day. Guests enjoy the fact that we are easy to find and only 5 kilometers away from the freeway. Thaba’s conference venues host groups from 4 to 450 and range from executive boardrooms and conference suites, to banquet halls. We are the perfect setting for strategic planning, team-building, workshops, product launches, award ceremonies and year-end functions. Our unrivalled location and professional Corporate Coordinators take delegates on a mini ‘staycation’ away from the hustle and bustle of corporate life. We cater for all corporate events: half-day, full day and longer. Delegates can enjoy our Kraal Bar to unwind after a productive day or head to our outdoor gym, go for a leisurely walk or book into the fabulous Sinzinani Spa. Our guided Eco walks and drives are a must for an unforgettable experience. Event Planners delight in arranging events that guarantee flawless service, great facilities and delectable catering. Thaba is ideally suited to high-end and intimate events as well as concerts, matric farewells, birthdays, baptisms – the list is endless. Our specialist Private Function Coordinators are able to create menus to please all tastes; buffet, plated, portable, mini helpings, cocktail snacks, continental specialities, braai and especially fine dining. Hotel
The View Boutique Hotel The magic begins the minute you set foot in this beautiful mansion. As the most unique five star, boutique hotel in Johannesburg, "The View", is aptly named due to the panoramic vista it provides of the city. Its location provides a tranquil oasis amidst the bustle of greater Johannesburg. A gem to the core, by night The View allows for fine, alfresco dining in its restaurant overlooking the millions of sparkling lights reflecting the vibrant life of Africa’s industrial and commercial capital. Additionally, guests to The View can luxuriate in our extensive and immaculately groomed, private terraced gardens. With soft lighting completing their beauty, the gardens come alive on summer nights with live orchestral music and song. Hotel
Town Lodge Johannesburg Airport Town Lodge is the two-star brand within the City Lodge Hotel Group. There are 12 hotels in this brand offering 1,503 rooms. Ten hotels are located in South Africa and one each in Kenya (Town Lodge, Upper Hill, Nairobi) and Botswana (Town Lodge Gaborone). Hotels within the Town Lodge brand offer a homely atmosphere with stylish décor. Bedrooms include double, twin and inter-leading family room options. There are tea and coffee making facilities, desks with ideal lighting for work, and televisions with M-Net and selected DSTV channels for entertainment.  En-suite bathrooms feature highly effective and refreshing maxi-showers. This modern hotel close to OR Tambo International Airport offers all the comforts of home for weary travellers waiting to catch their next flight. The Town Lodge is located just ten minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, with regular shuttle bus service available to and from the hotel. It is also situated alongside the R24 airport freeway so guests who have a little extra time can make a trip into the city and enjoy Johannesburg's sights and sounds. Twenty-hour vending machines are available for snacks and beverages and a traditional Town Lodge breakfast is served each morning. Cocktails can be enjoyed at the Sundowner Bar. A comfortable, affordable option for visitors that need to be close to the airport. Hotel
Town Lodge Menlo Park Town Lodge is the two-star brand within the City Lodge Hotel Group. There are 12 hotels in this brand offering 1,503 rooms. Ten hotels are located in South Africa and one each in Kenya (Town Lodge, Upper Hill, Nairobi) and Botswana (Town Lodge Gaborone). Hotels within the Town Lodge brand offer a homely atmosphere with stylish décor. Bedrooms include double, twin and inter-leading family room options. There are tea and coffee making facilities, desks with ideal lighting for work, and televisions with M-Net and selected DSTV channels for entertainment.  En-suite bathrooms feature highly effective and refreshing maxi-showers. Situated in the upmarket suburb of Menlo Park with a restaurant on the property, this hotel is conveniently located 3 minutes from the Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, 10 minutes from the Pretoria CBD, close to trendy Hatfield for restaurants and entertainment and also a short drive to Loftus Versfeld Stadium. The hotel is just 1 minute away from the N1 freeway. Hotel
Valley Lodge & Spa We are proud to announce that Valley Lodge & Spa was awarded the prestigious Gold Award for providing the best Overall Accommodation, best Spa Experience and best Tourism Establishment throughout the West Rand by the Westrand Tourism authority. Valley Lodge is located in Magaliesberg, South Africa, on lush grounds crossed by a pristine river and streams which provide a home to much indigenous vegetation and prolific bird life. Valley Lodge is renowned for its delicious cuisine and myriad hospitality. Hotel
Centurion A Forever Hotel Conference Ideally located for the business traveler and conference delegate as it is close to all the main highways and easy to reach.This beautifully decorated four star hotel offers function and conference venues for groups between 12 to 100. Beautifully decorated en-suite rooms with business connections and luxury furnishing are sure to provide delegates with the ideal setting in which to relax after a long day of hard work. Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events (MESE)
Oxbow Country Estate Oxbow Country Estate is a chic country style venue and trout fly fishing estate in Gauteng. Offering beautifully manicured gardens and expansive highveld scenery; it is a bird watcher’s bliss. The estate overlooks meandering trout dams and beautiful waters with reflections of historic Eucalyptus and weeping Willows. The estate is also easily accessible with gravel pathways making for beautiful morning and evening walks. Oxbow Country Estate was established over the years by entrepreneurs and dynamic life partners Alison and Frank Lovell who are dedicated and committed to ensuring that every stay, function and fly-fishing excursion is exceptional and memorable. Frank and Alison both enjoy outstanding cuisine and alongside the executive chef create menus that are fresh and delicious and perfect for every occasion. The entire Oxbow Team is on hand to ensure a truly special, once in a lifetime Wedding celebration, midweek break or fly fishing experience. Oxbow Country Estate is the perfect countryside venue for families, friends and individuals seeking an absolutely special and unforgettable occasion. Located in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng on the banks of the Osspruit River, and only 40 minutes from Pretoria, Witbank and Benoni. Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events (MESE)
SAB World of Beer The World of Beer came into being in 1995, an iconic year in South Africa’s history. It was the country’s first full year as a democracy, the year we came together as a nation to lift the Rugby World Cup trophy, and the year SAB celebrated a century of brewing mastery. To commemorate this milestone, the company opened what was then known as the Centenary Centre, a museum designed to showcase the history of South African beer. It was one of the first major investments made in the Newtown Cultural Precinct, ultimately paving the way for future developments in the area. Today, the SAB World of Beer includes a tour that has been developed and perfected to give visitors insight into the history and culture of beer: from its ancient origins, to its African heritage, its European ancestry, and its role in South Africa’s story, past, present and future. Detailed information on the brewing process is also provided, and we encourage you to sample raw barley and hops and to ask questions along the way. After the tour, you are invited to experience a beer tasting, all the better to understand and appreciate the subtle flavours of everything you have learnt. Alternatively, you can relax in the Tap Room, soaking up panoramic views of the Newtown district as you enjoy two complimentary local SABMiller beers and delicious pub lunches. The World of Beer is also a unique venue for conferences and events, boasting a number of first-rate facilities designed to suit your every need. All rooms are easily accessible, well-equipped and available at very competitive rates. On your way out, our gift shop offers a wide variety of branded merchandise, beer gear and sports accessories with which to remember your time at the World of Beer. Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events (MESE)
The Forum / The Campus This five-star graded conference and event venue, set among manicured gardens and light-filled courtyards, is multi-faceted, catering to a variety of occasions and up to 800 guests. The campus has wifi, state-of-the-art technology and underground parking for 120 vehicles. As always, guests will be treated to fine food, innovative style and excellent service. Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events (MESE)
the forum | turbine hall Restored in 2005, turbine hall is an integral part of Johannesburg’s architectural history, situated in the city’s art and cultural precinct. The iconic turbine hall is now host to a range of world class events, conferences and is the city’s coveted wedding and party setting. turbine hall is also a sought-after conference and general events venue Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events (MESE)
Three Rivers Lodge Conference Nestled in tranquil surroundings, Three Rivers Lodge & Villa Anna Sophia provides harmony and stylish elegance in a refined ambience. It is conveniently located 40 minutes from Johannesburg; an exquisite place for all seasons. The professional yet personal touch of the dedicated staff, with a unique blend of passion and premium service, will turn any everyday event into an unforgettable experience. Three Rivers Lodge & Villa Anna Sophia is the perfect setting for conferences, seminars and training events. State-of-the-art technical equipment in modern air-conditioned venues will meet the most discerning demands. Our team of friendly, efficient coordinators will assist you with your planning. At Three Rivers Lodge & Villa Anna Sophia we don't only do business, we build relationships. Three Rivers Lodge & Villa Anna Sophia is the ultimate dream wedding venue. We offer an all-encompassing wedding experience; professional in-house wedding coordinators, a quaint chapel, spacious function rooms, and beautifully landscaped and well maintained gardens. Three Rivers Lodge & Villa Anna Sophia provides a complete service that includes planning to the finest detail. We will exceed your expectations and make your special day exceptional. Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events (MESE)
186Ridge 186@RIDGE boasts convenient self catering accommodation in Muckleneuk, Pretoria.Our facilities consist of a luxury self-catering garden apartment located in the historic suburb of Muckleneuk. We are within walking distance of UNISA main campus (less than 10 min walk) and UNISA Sunnyside campus (less than 20 min walk), and only a few minutes drive from the CBD and other industries and attractions. Muckleneuk is a quiet, peaceful suburb in the heart of Pretoria. Lovely tree-lined streets and many historical houses add to the  tranquility of the suburb. We  are also conveniently close to many embassies some of which are the Embassies of Belgium, Finland, Egypt, France and The Netherlands.Being close to major routes makes travelling to and from our centrally located establishment easy and convenient. Routes within easy access include: R21 (route to and from O.R. Tambo Airport and the Ben Schoeman freeway (to and from Johannesburg). We are close to the Gautrain Pretoria StationThe apartment comprises of a main bedroom / living room equipped with a double bed, lounge chairs, dining area and a TV with DVD player and DSTV coverage. A smaller bedroom equipped with a single bed also forms part of the apartment. A private bathroom services the unit, towels and guest soap and shampoo is provided.The kitchen is fully equipped with a four plate stove, oven, microwave oven, fridge and all amenities.The apartment also features a Jacuzzi and Sauna for the exclusive use of our guests staying in the apartment.Enjoy views of the garden and duck pond with Clyde, Thelma and Louise, our resident ducks, and many other species of wild birds. In the evenings the local Bush-babies may be seen frolicking in the tree tops. Or go for a leisurely stroll through the lovely tree-lined streets. We are close to many fine restaurants and bars.Features available:Daily cleaning on weekdays, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Private bathroom, Hair Dryer, Heater, Fan, Radio, Clothing Iron, Electronic Safe, Complementary Tea and Coffee Facilities, TV, DVD player, Satellite TV, Uncapped WiFi, Braai Facilities, Alarm System, Armed Response Security, Electric fencing, Secure parking. No Smoking in Rooms, you are welcome to smoke on the Patio and in the Garden Area.We are close to:Zuid-Afrikaans HospitalLCM (Little Company of Mary) HospitalJakaranda HospitalLoftus Versfeld Sports groundsUniversity of PretoriaUNISAVoortrekker MonumentFreedom ParkGroenkloof Nature ReserveFountains ValleyAustin Roberts Bird SanctuaryThe State TheatreMelrose HouseDitsong National Museum of Natural History (formerly Transvaal Museum)Church SquareUnion BuildingsPretoria Zoo (National Zoological Gardens of South Africa)Sunny Park Shopping CentreBrooklyn MallGautrain Self-catering Exclusive
Blue Roan Country Lodge Blue Roan Country Lodge is well positioned for travelers to come out to the lovely Magaliesburg area which is only an hour's drive from Pretoria and Johannesburg. It is well into the countryside but with an easy access route off a tar road. As the guests alight from their cars, they are taken aback by the beautiful view of the Magaliesberg mountain range and rolling hills as far as the eye can see and they instantly begin the unwind process. Here at Blue Roan, our guests are welcomed like friends and made to feel totally at home. They are personally shown to their cottages where they park in dedicated parking bays right outside their garden gates. If a birthday or anniversary is being celebrated, there will be cards, banners, flowers or chocolates to greet them as they enter. All the cottages have spacious fenced and gated grassy gardens which have the dual purpose of allowing their pets to explore in safety and affording privacy to the occupants. The cottages themselves are unique in that they have been designed and decorated in unique and interesting themes, such as The Greek Villa, the Tuscan Suite, The Barn and The Mexican Loft. There they will find unusual and creative ideas such as king sized beds on raised platforms, jacuzzi baths in the same room as the bed and enormous walk-in showers. The decor of each unit has been well-thought out, with very attractive details which support and create the desired effect of being in Greece, Tuscany or Mexico. The units face the mountains and guests relax on private patios with built-in braais and decorative and colourful lighting to add to the romance during the evenings. During the day, the guests can lie in hammocks strung out between the trees or take a leisurely walk on the well maintained walking trails on the farm itself. A lot of thought and care has gone into furnishing and equipping the units with only the best linen and comfortable reclining chairs. The kitchens have every utensil imaginable and the cottages themselves contain all sort of extras such as dressing gowns, playing cards, DSTV, digital safes just to mention a few. During their stay, the guests know that they can count on 24 hour assistance from the owner who is always available for any need or just for a chat and a laugh. Self-catering Exclusive
Max Executive Apartments Located in the heart of Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa’s premier business and shopping district, MAX Executive Apartments provide guests with smartly planned spacious accommodation, luxury hotel amenities and personalised service. Close to Sandton City, the Sandton and Rosebank Gautrain Stations, Wanderers Stadium and Golf Course, and many other convenient business and entertainment options, MAX Executive Apartments is the most distinguished address in Sandton’s economic and entertainment hub. MAX Executive Apartments have been designed to meet your every need and to make your stay stylish, intimate, and homely. The MAX studios, two and three bedroom and garden apartments are designed with spacious interiors, featuring comfortable bespoke furniture. Have peace of mind with services and amenities that will make your stay memorable. With a range of apartments to choose from, from studios up to three bedrooms, you're guaranteed a memorable home away from home experience. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, and W-Fi is complimentary and uncapped. Apartments are serviced daily and breakfast is available Mon-Fri in the on-site restaurant, the Seconds Lounge, and a bar is also available to unwind after a long day at work. At MAX, we live by this philosophy: More Than is a way of living, It is about doing more, being more, so that you can always expect more. Self-catering Exclusive
Nullarbor Cottages The venue comprises 9 Self contained and private cottages of wood and brick construction situated on a private farm 2km from the town of Magaliesburg providing peaceful breakaway with magnificent views. Each unit is fully equipped for self catering purposes with have infoor fireplaces and corner spa baths.; Large enclosed thatch Lapa for small weddings or private functions. There are 3 Swimming pools shared between the nine units - all with shady lapa areas Self-catering Exclusive
Premiere Classe Suites Comfortable 1 and 2 bedroom apartments , well situated in Melrose North, midway between Sandton Central and Rivonia precinct. Perfect for Business and Leisure Travel as well as long stay. Walking distance to Melrose Arch. Surrounded by top notch restaurants,gyms and shops. Apartments are well appointed,each bedroom has a bathroom ensuite, kitchenette is self contained. Serviced daily, with Free WIFI and off street parking. 24 hour security. Friendly staff are waiting to welcome you. Bed & breakfast / Self Catering, Furnished Apartments – Johannesburg Centrally situated to Rosebank and Sandton 1 and 2 bedroom spacious, self catering, fully furnished en suite apartments. Serviced daily, with the option of breakfast and dinner in the dining room (With the option of enjoying Continental or Full English Breakfast or a home cooked Dinner in the dining room.) Child friendly, pets by arrangement. Self-catering Exclusive
The Warehouse The Warehouse is an unusual loft home that was designed to look like a refurbished factory. Situated within a secure estate, the house is quirky, original and filled with wonderful mid-century furniture and retro collections. There is nothing else quite like it in the world! Set on the edge of the Cradle of Humankind, it offers breathtaking views to the North and North West, all the way to the Magaliesberg ridge. Sightings of Blesbuck, Springbuck and Ostrich on the adjacent farm can be enjoyed from the enormous wraparound veranda. The house offers luxury accommodation for 6, with three bedrooms, all with bathrooms en suite. The 10 metre pool offers welcome relief on hot highveld days, and there is even a punching bag and boxing gloves on one of the top balconies for corporare animals to work off the stress of a busy day. The kitchen is a chef’s dream, with every modern convenience to make cooking a delight. From a Kicthenaid mixer to an enormous gas stove and Nespresso machine...it’s all there waiting for culinary inspiration! Although The Warehouse only opened its doors in October 2015, it has attracted many visitors from all over the world - from Canada to England, the Netherlands, Sweden, Hong Kong... We are proud to say that our guests have all fallen in love with our special brand of luxury, and have promised to come back for more pampering. Perhaps it has something to do with our two Butler brothers, Modise and Donald Seganeno, who go the extra mile to make sure our guests have an unforgettable stay. Or could it be Tannie Hester’s special miniature koeksisters on the pillows, instead of the usual standard guesthouse chocolates? Whatever the case may be, we love running The Warehouse, and it shows in the rave reviews we get from our guests. Self-catering Exclusive

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Nnini Tours NNINI Tours is a 100% black –owned woman travel management business founded in 2007. We offer comprehensive services including door-to-door airport shuttle services group transfers and townships tours. Adventure Gateway, Accommodation bookings. We have established ourselves as a recognizable travel services provider and have grown to become a trusted partner in travel and travel management services throughout South Africa and beyond. Our clientele is wide and diverse; we have supplied travel management services to numerous departments such as Department of Social Development, Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, Department of Safety and our local Municipality. We strive to build long-term relationship with clients through our superior service. We always provide the best, safe and timely client travel experience. ETEYA Awards

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Johannesburg Skydiving Club Come and visit Johannesburg Skydiving Club for the experience of a lifetime! Soaring like an eagle under a colourful parachute after the most exhilarating 40 seconds of your life - free falling from 11000 feet! Johannesburg Skydiving Club is the biggest skydiving Centre in South Africa. Please allow our hosts to receive you and let us spoil you with one of the best experiences of your life. We boast with the some of the best Tandem Instructors in South Africa who will take good care of you, making sure that you are completely updated with all the necessary details to make your experience even more special. Our videographers will take amazing video and stills of your entire experience, especially the free fall and you will return home with your very own DVD presenting you as the star of the show! Safety, hospitality and excellence is our specialty! Action & Adventure
Sundowner Fly fishing Adventures For 25 years SFA has been specializing in, and facilitating young and old, beginners and experienced persons of the outdoor persuasion in having a great time, enjoying and celebrating life. The invaluable lesson of respecting nature, conservation and cohesive teamwork allows SFA to recognize that special moments in life are created through engaging the African outdoors. Passion drives us to deliver on our commitment to our clients in fields that we recognise within our portfolio - a combination of fly fishing and outdoor lifestyle. We offer personal hands-on service and practise sound catch and release methods. Our activities include:Introductory Fly fishing Clinics, Kids Fly fishing Parties, Day and Multi-day fly fishing excursions, Corporate team building and Events at quality venues. We believe in community development and train and utilize people from previously disadvantage communities. We are also passionate about families spending time together in nature and many of our fly fishing activities and packages are geared towards families. SFA has won Best Outdoor Experience category in the West Rand Tourism Awards from 2010-2015 and last year was awarded a position on the Wall of Excellence. Last year we were a finalist in the Lilizela Provincial awards. We are blessed to be a blessing and our motto is "the experience of a lifetime awaits you, regardless of the level of expertise. Lets go Fly fish..." Action & Adventure
Reefsteamers There is something mysterious about the hissing, pulsating, grounding sound of a moving steam engine that captures the imagination of young and old. Somehow, willingly people are drawn to following the smoke and sound as a steam engine makes its way through the country side. The site or better the experience of being on the steam train imprints memories that last for a life time. Reefsteamers have been in the business of making special memories for 30 years. Reefsteamers provide steam train trips to Magaliesburg and other destinations all year round All the steam locomotives have been lovingly restored to their original state to ensure that twice a month on their trip to Magaliesburg they provide experiences of a gone by era. There are many aspects of South African life that people can enjoy, but our rail heritage is something special. At Reefsteamers we are working tirelessly to ensure future generations will have the pleasure of seeing one of the marvels of mankind in action. Reefsteamers is a NPO and is run and operated by dedicated volunteers. These volunteers give up much of their time to make sure every trip is special. Steam locomotives are polished and prepared for every trip and every coach cleaned and steamed to ensure a great experience. Reefsteamers can only survive if these memories and experiences continue to excite the passengers that ride the train. Culture & Lifestyle
SAB World of Beer The SAB World of Beer is the definitive home of beer in South Africa, uncovering the history of this fascinating beverage through a fun, creative and informative tour. The tour explores the origins of beer, offers insights into its South African story and explains the brewing process. It is essential for anyone passionate about beer and curious about its role in South African life. The World of Beer also offers conferencing facilities, a beer tasting and has a restaurant in which guests can enjoy a delicious meal and a cold beer or two. The World of Beer has twice been voted South Africa’s number one tourist attraction and has a five-star TGSCA rating for meetings, exhibitions and special events. Culture & Lifestyle
Constitution Hill Nowhere can the story of South Africa's turbulent past and its extraordinary transition to democracy be told as it is at Constitution Hill. Constitution Hill is a national heritage site situated in the Johannesburg CBD and is home to the Constitutional Court of South Africa– the highest court in the country on constitutional matters. Once a place of injustice and brutality, where South Africa’s leading political activists, including Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, were detained, the site has been transformed into a place of solidarity and democracy, home to the Women’s Gaol museum, Number Four Museum, and Old Fort Museum. Apart from its engaging and gripping exhibitions, Constitution Hill is also open to the public for guided tours and has become an important platform for Heritage, Education, and Tourism related programmes. Roots & Culture
Lebo's Soweto Lebo's Soweto offers accommodation, tours, African cuisine and day events in the famous suburb of Soweto - Orlando West. We are situated just a few blocks away from the famous Vilakazi Street and the Hector Pieterson Memorial, commemorating the Students Uprisings of 1976. Lebo Malepa started selling craft by the Nelson Mandela house as well as Hector Pieterson Memorial in the late 1990's when tourism was still being introduced in the township. He quickly became aware of the gap in the market - no one that visited Soweto really did it as a local or with local people. Lebo started offering walking tours to take people out of the buses and into the streets to really experience the people, their history and their culture. He later started accommodating guests in Soweto's first Backpackers hostel. Interactive tour experiences were later offered such as the ever growing and popular Soweto Bicycle Tour. Today the business has grown to offer Tuk Tuk rides, traditionally cooked African cuisine, corporate and community events, live music, camp festivals and story telling sessions. Roots & Culture
S.A. Apartheid Museum The award winning and internationally acclaimed Apartheid Museum recounts the political upheavals beginning in the last century and moves on to the transition from a racist state into Africa's beacon of hope as the century turned again. The stark exterior of the museum immediately brings to mind images of detention, oppression and division and sets the stage for your interactive journey through the darkest years in South African history. The path through the museum leads you on a journey beginning with segregation, the cornerstone of apartheid. It takes you back through the history of the myriad culture converging during the pre-apartheid era. Through the years of race classification, the 150 acts of apartheid, detentions, and the oppression of the nationalist regime. You will examine the rise of black consciousness, the armed struggle and finally witness the release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years of imprisonment which led to the final negotiations for peace. The Apartheid Museum experience is one of upliftment and liberation both personally and socially and leaves each visitor with a feeling of hope for the future, unburdened by the past. Roots & Culture
Walter Sisulu National Botanical GArden Nestled within a dense suburbia this remarkable establishment is Jozi's No1 Outdoors eco-destination that nature has kept a secret for many decades. Voted on no less than 9 occasions as the Best Picnic Spot in Gauteng, the venue is a mecca for social cohesion reflecting the Rainbow ideals of the nation. The Garden is one of South Africa's 9 Botanic Gardens, exclusively indigenous, almost 300 hectares in area and consists of both landscaped and natural veld areas. The natural vegetation of the area is known as the "Rocky Highveld Grassland" and consists of a mosaic of grassland and savanna, with dense bush in kloofs and along streams. A list of naturally occurring trees is available, and the variety of habitats accommodates over 600 naturally occurring plant species. The Garden is home to an abundance of wildlife, and a popular breeding pair of majestic Verreaux's Eagles nest on the cliffs alongside the waterfall. Together with the other 220 bird species, there are also a number of reptile and small mammals, including small antelope and jackal, which occur naturally in the Nature Reserve. The Witpoortjie Waterfall is the main attraction of the Garden. The waterfall is visited by thousands of people on a daily basis. It has also been used as a background for TV commercials and music video productions for groups such as the grammy award winner, Soweto Gospel Choir. The only genuine known natural Waterfall in Joburg it is also home to a pair of breeding Verreaux’s (black) eagles that have been living in the boulders above for almost 50-years. Its scenic and towering edifice measuring 70-metres along the cliffs makes it overwhelmingly fascinating. In summer the green lawns in front of the waterfall give the area an unbelievably magnificent scene. There are various themed gardens such as the People’s Medicine garden, Waterwise Garden (teaches water saving techniques), Geological Display garden (chronicles the evolution of the earth’s surface and has collection of various rocks) and the Children’s playground. The venue hosts a variety of events such as music concerts, fundraising events and exhibitions and renowned for its scenic beauty for wedding photos as well as music videos. Scenic Beauty

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ShuttleDirect Shuttle Services The First Choice! Look no further than ShuttleDirect, we are able to see to all your transfer needs. Our services are easy to book and have become the first choice for all travellers be it for business/government or private use. Our luxurious vehicles and top-notch drivers will ensure you arrive relaxed and on time at your destination. Since 2008, ShuttleDirect has offered peace-of-mind travel solutions that are fuss-free and affordable. Today you can book and pay online by clicking your relevant travel requirement under the “book a trip” section. It’s quick and easy. We operate in Gauteng; Mpumalanga; Free State; KZN and Cape Town. ShuttleDirect Your first choice for private, corporate/gorvernemnt or group transfers. If you need a quick drop off at the airport or a long distance city-to-city transfer, we will meet all your transport needs for local and overseas travellers. With our professional service we will ensure you arrive safely and relaxed. ShuttleDirect is an established and reliable brand in the industry – We are approved members of: National SATSA / SAACI and KLCBT members offering our clients peace of mind. All our vehicles have the required Public Operating Licences and Permits and we are sufficiently insured for Passenger and Public Liability. All our vehicles are maintained and serviced according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Each of ShuttleDirect’s vehicles is fitted with a 24-hour fleet management satellite and tracking device to ensure punctuality and safety at all times. We are able to provide transfers needs to any group size. We are a Level 2 BBBEE services provider and Our management team has many years of experience in the service and hospitality industry. We are passionate and committed to putting our clients’ needs first. Be comfortable. Be safe. Be on time. And get there relaxed! Our Focus. Your Destination. Tour Operators
Ulysses Tours & Safaris cc Ulysses Tours and Safaris, based in Centurion (Gauteng Province), is an incoming tour operator, specialising in tailor-made itineraries for up-market FITs, groups and pre- and post conference tours, airport shuttles and general chauffeur driven transport. The company was established in 1996 and owns a fleet of air-conditioned microbuses, luxury sedan cars, coaches and act as booking agent for the famous “Pers Party Buses” – double-decker sightseeing and party buses. In short, Ulysses Tours offers general transport, an airport shuttle service as well as a variety of day and overnight tours. Tour Operators