2017 Finalists

Service Excellence – Accommodations

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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 ideal destination for business or leisure with quick and easy access to the N1 and the N4 highways. Let us be your home away from home for meetings, sight-seeing and everything in-between. Within five kilometres of the guesthouse you will find everything from the Union Buildings to the Botanical Gardens. The University of Pretoria and CSIR is only a few minutes away. We have a golf driving range on our doorstep and some of Pretoria’s best restaurants around the corner. For some more amazing ideas on things to do in Pretoria, be sure to have a look at our ultimate #pretoriabucketlist. We are situated only 5 minutes from the Hatfield Gautrain station and OR Tambo international airport is only 30 minutes away. Visit us for great rates and amazing service in the perfect location.
Curiocity Backpackers Developed for curious urbanites from all over the world looking to explore Johannesburg’s hidden treasures, Curiocity Backpackers invites you to experience an undiscovered world in the heart of one of Johannesburg’s oldest suburbs. Situated in the vibrant cultural neighbourhood of Maboneng, Curiocity not only offers you a guided experience through Johannesburg’s inner city, but also offers the opportunity to experience Johannesburg like a local with direct access to the people and happenings of the community. Backpacking & Hosteling
Lebo's Soweto Backpackers Lebo's Soweto Backpackers offer a unique and personal experience of Soweto. Lebo Malepa officially opened South Africa's first Backpackers situated in a township in 2003, welcoming guests from all over the world to his great-grandmothers house. It all started with a few rooms and has now expanded to offer a variety of accommodation including budget style dormitories, private rooms, camping and an option to up-grade to a private secluded self-catering unit. An open field right opposite the Backpackers hostel has transformed from a neglected dirty space to a beautiful park and our Outdoor Restaurant - a space utilised by both our surrounding community as well as our guests. The Backpackers is widely known and popular for the variety of activities that we offer in our area. Soweto being steeped in history and with a diversity of people and cultures we make sure to facilitate the access to the various communities and historical sites for our guests. Our unique and personal tour offerings include bicycle, tuk tuk and walking tours of Soweto. The tours take our guests off the beaten track and into communities and homes giving them a chance to interact and learn from our people. Our guides are all from the area with in dept knowledge of our history and lifestyle. The Backpackers experience also includes home-cooked African meals in our Outdoor Restaurant and around the fire at night. Drum circles, storytelling sessions and a 'vibey' bar area invites locals as well as guests to interact and socialise. Lebo's Soweto Backpackers has been accredited by Fair Trade in Tourism since 2008 for its commitment to uplift our community and use tourism as a tool of community development. We employ 25 staff members all from Soweto and we work hand in hand with small businesses and organisations to make sure more stakeholders can benefit from tourism. Backpacking & Hosteling
Naledi Backpakers Infused with the Apartheid struggle history, and set alight by the energy of the city of gold. A must see tourist attraction in South Africa. Naledi Backpackers is situated in the heart of Soweto Meadowlands surrounded by heritage sites, Restaurant's and shebeen’s while offering tours in and around Soweto. Secure, clean accommodation with Single, Double and Dorm rooms all with satellite TV, linen, duvets, pillows and towels. A well equipped self catering kitchen. We also offer Laundry services and daily bicycle , Quad-Bike, Car and Walking tours around all historic sites and museums in Soweto. Backpacking & Hosteling
Once in Joburg SLEEP EAT EXPLORE AT ONCE IN JOBURG Once in Joburg is an all-star hostel, located in the vibrant student area of Braamfontein. It is surrounded by skyscrapers, street vendors, art, many great bars and restaurants. Once in Joburg is a place for the avid solo traveller, couples and families. We offer 4-sleeper dorm beds, twin rooms, private double rooms and triple rooms. All the rooms have an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning and free fast wifi. All our rooms have a personal safe and hanging space for your clothes. Our in-house restaurant and bar, The Immigrant gives the hostel a really great vibe as you are able to interact with guests staying at the hostel and the locals who frequent the bar. Breakfast is served daily at our in-house restaurant which is included in your booking. All our staff at Once in Joburg are energetic, fun and very helpful, if you need to book any tour from our tour desk, do an activity or simply want to have a guided tour with a friend. Our staff have free daily activities that brings the hostel together for a fun time of meeting people from around the world and sharing various stories about their travels. The coolest activities are “WineNot” on a Friday night and taking guests to the Neighbourgoods Market on a Saturday morning. Explore Johannesburg! There are many things that one could do in Johannesburg. Go on an art binge, go cycle in Soweto, go on a Kruger National Park tour, listen to live music at The Orbit, go bar hopping, eat great food and if you want to chill go to the Botanical Gardens. 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 Room 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. Free 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 Joy will offer any assistance to make your travels throughout Africa a memorable one. Backpacking & Hosteling
AM Milner Guest House AM Milner is an award-winning 5-star chic boutique hotel located along a peaceful, jacaranda tree-lined avenue in the upmarket Pretoria suburb of Waterkloof. Characterized by the beautiful jacaranda trees that burst into violet bloom in late spring, AM Milner is situated among some of the most exclusive private homes in Pretoria, which are favored by ambassadors, diplomats and the likes of other eminent residents. This luxurious property is flanked by two 18-hole championship golf courses, upmarket shopping malls, office parks, a nature reserve that offers hiking trails, night drives and mountain biking as well as nearby day spa facilities. AM Milner offers 7 luxurious suites that are equipped to cater to the needs of even the most esteemed local and international guests. The splendor of the property, the convenient location as well as the excellent service that you are guaranteed to receive at AM Milner has made the property a sought-after destination for both executive and leisure travelers. Bed & Breakfast
EKUTHULENI GUEST HOUSE (Soweto) Ekuthuleni guest house a unique, modern, cultural and quaint accommodation found in the township of Soweto an urban area in Johannesburg south.It has the feel of various South African cultures and you will get to experience how Sowetans live in this safe neighborhood. We offer Three star services as well as good services within the staff. There is secure free parking, Flat screens in every room, free wi-fi and free breakfast included. Our main goal is to make guests feel comfortable even if they are away from home. Bed & Breakfast
Habitat Guesthouse GuestHouse Accomodation Friendly Service Bed & Breakfast
Hyde Park Villas A home away from home, set in peaceful and secure grounds, the guest house caters for corporate guests as well as leisure-seeking tourists who are visiting Johannesburg. All the rooms are beautifully decorated with luxury amenities, flat screen televisions, nespresso machines, microwave ovens, minibar. All of the beds are dressed in the finest Egyptian cotton. A sumptuous breakfast is served in our welcoming dining room overlooking the lap pool. Bed & Breakfast
Morulana Guest House Situated in the stylish suburb of Glen Marais in Kempton Park, Johannesburg opposite a small park the guest house is within five minutes walking distance from three shopping centres with many restaurants, banks and ships. It is also within 10 minutes drive from OR Tambo International Airport and 30 minutes from both Sandton and Pretoria. The guesthouse has seven bedrooms en-suite, with DSTV and under floor heating for cold winter evenings. Morulana is run on a bed and breakfast basis but dinner can be arranged, the rooms are also equipped with a complimentary tea and coffee making facility. Bed & Breakfast
Sgegede Guesthouse Sgegede Guest House provides bed and breakfast, conferencing, and tourism services to domestic and international tourists in South Africa. The guest house is surrounded by mountains and nature in the spacious area of Mountainview in Pretoria and is situated within a short distance from Pretoria CBD, Wonderboom Airport, exciting malls, historic buildings, and the Mabopane Highway. Bed & Breakfast
De Hoek Country House Nestled in a crook of the Magalies River in the lush and fertile valley of the Magaliesburg Mountains and only an hour and fifteen minutes away from Johannesburg and Pretoria, De Hoek Country Hotel is the ideal place to celebrate life. Whether you come to stay for a romantic getaway, an executive conference, a bespoke wedding or just to unwind in a tranquil setting; you’re bound to enjoy our warm hospitality. Coupled with excellent 5 star service and superb cuisine, De Hoek proudly continues to satisfy a wide clientele from all over the world. The successful team, with the continued loyalty and commitment of the De Hoek staff, continue to uphold the values that make the award winning hotel, a prized gem in a highly competitive hospitality industry. Country House
Oxbow Country Estate Surrounded by harmonious nature and meandering trout dams, Oxbow Country Estate offers a chic country style charm with relaxed sophistication. Oxbow is an oasis from the city offering an idyllic wedding venue, conferencing and breakaways in the country house. The exceptional energy and warmth of the staff and family that work at Oxbow ensure that every stay is exceptional and memorable. With a focus on fresh exciting cuisine, the Oxbow chefs work hand in hand to create outstanding menus that accompany the tastes and sights of this wonderful estate. Country House
Riverbend Country House The Elephant House is an exclusive 8 bedroomed lodge situated near the main entrance to the Addo Elephant National Park in the fertile sun-drenched Sundays River Valley. The wide verandas (filled with comfortable sofas) forming a series of courtyards are a defining feature, whilst the décor of Elephant House evokes Colonial and African images and is furnished with the owners private collection of antiques, Persian rugs and Africana art. The spacious bedrooms open onto courtyards and private verandas. Children are most welcome and excellent babysitters are available on request. The children also have use of the 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
Ambiance Guest House Situated in the heart of Pretoria, within walking distance to University and Loftus Versfeld Sports Stadium, close to embassies and large malls which boast a host of cinemas and restaurants, as well as bordering the student mecca of Hatfield, yet a surprisingly peaceful abode beneath a beautiful old Jacaranda tree! Ambiance depicts a touch of French country living and décor-with-a-difference. Four spacious rooms, private entrances and own patio's, pool and barbecue area, and fireside meals are some of the special features we offer. We pride ourselves on the attention to detail and special care taken to meet the needs of each individual guest. Perfect for business and pleasure, affordable, central and cosy. Delectable breakfasts served in the French Café or on the patio... Guest House
Bryan Manor Guest House A home away from home. Luxurious accommodation in leafy suburb of Bryanston. All rooms air conditioned, en-suite, HDD TV , DSTV. Scrumptious full or continental breakfasts, Free coffee and tea station, WiFi Hotspot, excellent cellular reception, tennis court, mini gym, swimming pool, honesty bar. 5500 sqm property with stunning gardens. Near Monte casino and plenty of other attractions such as Golf courses, malls, a large selection of restaurants and tourist attractions. Guest House
Ekuthuleni Guesthouse Ekuthuleni guest house vosloorus a place of peace and harmony with a quaint, luxurious finish. It is situated in the south of Boksburg with numerous attractions like the game reserve, gold reef city and many more it is also not far from the airport. we cater local citizens and tourists travelling all over the world, not forgetting families who want a get away trips. We offer luxurious rooms with a much reasonable price for overnight stay. Our staff is friendly at all time, the establishment has a safe free limited parking, free wi-fi connectivity, flat screens and satelite(Dstv) in each rooms, breakfast is also included. We aim to please and make guest feel at home even if they are not home. Guest House
Flamingo's Nest Guest House and Conference Centre Flamingo’s Nest situated on Benoni’s Sand Pan, a beautiful setting where bird life is plentiful, we offer a friendly welcome and a tranquil atmosphere. Flamingo’s Nest is a delight for birdwatchers and every guest’s pleasure. Flamingo’s Nest was inspired by the beauty of the nature that the Guest House is encircled by. The Lounge setting welcomes you to relax and zone out separated from the rest of the Guest House. Our conference centre is especially spacious and we are able to cater for small to large groups. As the comfort of our guests is our biggest priority, we therefore provide peace of mind and convenience with secure parking bays right in front of your guest room. Flamingo’s Nest has a variety of cosy accommodation suites. Situated on the waters edge of the Sand Pan in Benoni, all our Suites secure with under floor heating and en-suite bathrooms with solar-heated geysers. Our standard rooms are equipped with mini-bars, tea/coffee servers, DStv satellite TV, amenities and numerous other personal touches that make our guests feel at home. Each room has a separate entrance and it’s own parking. We are at all times striving to keep our standards up and continue making changes to keep up with the changing world. At the same time, we are keeping our "out of the city" feel. 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 free safe parking, a large swimming pool, four lounge areas, and a comfortable barbecue area. Guest House
Ingwe Guest Lodge & Conference Facilities Ingwe Lodge is situated in the Vaal River region less than an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, offers a variety to suit all tastes. Ingwe Lodge is one of the Vaal’s hidden gems and offers the traveller, business man or woman family and friends the opportunity to experience true hospitality. Guest House
InnTshwane Lodge Upmarket accommodation on the slopes of the Majestic Magaliesberg in Pretoria North. This splendid establishment is situated in a suburb known for its awesome African climate. This unique home is loaded with African-charm. Guest House
Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse REPUTATION, CONSISTENCY AND VALUE FOR MONEY We were one of the first guesthouses in Johannesburg, Liz at Lancaster opened in 1994. We have a long track record for comfort, service excellence and very reasonable rates. • Top ranking on TripAdvisor of +/- 275 Johannesburg B&Bs. See our Reviews • TGCSA 4 Star graded • See our multiple awards • Service excellence from owner-manager Liz and her amazing team. With Liz, Tagala and Catherine living on-site there is always someone to attend to any query • Value-added extras • Very reasonable rates RATES DROP FOR WEEKLY AND MONTHLY STAYS • WI FI 50meg fibre optic FAST FREE UNCAPPED With Uninterrupted Power Supply connection assured at all times • On-site transport & transfer service Guest House
Mont d'or Bohemian House Set in the heart of the prestigious Waterkloof Ridge adjacent to the Embassies you will find Bohemian House Waterkloof – one of Pretoria’s best kept secrects! This Boutique guest house is well situated to welcome guests from all over the world. Mature trees and landscaped gardens surround the property and an immaculately kept courtyard garden with a fountain, offers an idyllic oasis of calm in the hectic world. It is not a property that can be grasped immediately but a gradually unfolding collection of buildings and garden spaces that share a tranquillity that immediately calms the mind. Soak up the atmosphere of this exceptional harmony and reserve your room now. The rooms are reached through an archway from the pool square and occupy a separate building covered in a green creeper and featuring a secluded courtyard garden. Breakfast is served in the elegant dining room or on the terrace with a view of beautiful trees and garden birds. Fine dining three course meal on request served in our romantic dining room. Within walking distance there are a few coffee shops, restaurants and a food store. Free Wi-Fi and parking are available at this boutique guest house. Pretoria Country Club has an 18-hole golf course and is a 5-minute drive away. Rated on booking.com as exceptional 9.6 and third year winner of Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor. Guest House
Opikopi Guesthouse 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
Rivonia Bed & Breakfast Rivonia B&B, winner of multiple awards and a member of the AA Hall of Fame, is strategically located in Sandton, Johannesburg. This charming country-style guest house is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, within a security area. Fifty attractive, well-equipped rooms, each with its own entrance, nestle amongst trees in a large rambling garden. The tranquil setting, the generous breakfasts, the sparkling pool and the abundant bird life are what make for a warm, memorable stay. Our offering includes: self-catering or semi self-catering rooms; family rooms (interlinked), standard, luxury and superior rooms (dependent on size and furnishings), an in-house shuttle service and laundry, free WiFi and DSTV, on-site parking, located in a boomed security area, conference Centre (22 people). All rooms have tea & coffee making facilities, a microwave, fridge and honesty bar. Seven family-units are also available. Each room has a telephone, under- floor heating, a safe and an iron and ironing board. Superior rooms have air conditioning. Rooms are serviced daily. Our central position offers easy access to all major highways and is within easy reach of the Mall of Africa, Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square, the Sandton Convention Centre, Gallagher Estate, Montecasino, Design Quarter as well as multidisciplinary specialist hospitals, including Netcare Sunninghill and Morningside Medi-clinics (transfers available). Our establishment lies within walking distance (1.5km) of the Rivonia shopping centre, numerous restaurants, coffee shops, major banks, the Gautrain Bus bus-stop and an upmarket gym. Rivonia B&B offers the ideal 'home away from home' accommodation for businesspersons, visitors on vacation, leisure travellers, wedding groups and out-of-town shoppers. Overseas holiday makers, on their way to Cape Town or other South African destinations, are encouraged to spend a weekend in Johannesburg at Rivonia B&B visiting Liliesleaf, Soweto, the vibey cafes of Melville, the Pilansberg Game Park, the Lion Park and much more. Egoli, the City of Gold, is well worth exploring! Guest House
Sunrock Guesthouse Sunrock opened its doors in 2002. The Lodge with all its charm and hospitality is run by owners Arthur and Ina Johnson assisted by a well-trained, professional team. Our home has a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere, full of books, music, good wine and home-cooked meals. We love socialising and enjoy a glass of red wine. We cater for both smokers and non-smokers. Surrounded by a beautiful garden with mature tropical trees, it is a great get-away retreat, where roses, green lawns and a cool blue pool sparkle in a luscious garden Sunrock Guest House is a highly recommended guest house in Kempton park situated in a quiet, peaceful area north-east of Johannesburg, which offers superior comfort and service. Our Guesthouse is centrally situated and is a superb base for enjoying Gauteng and exploring the rest of South Africa. Family guest house in Kempton Park with restaurant, bar/lounge, Free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. We have 3 bird-feeding stations on the property to which have been attracting a lot of beautiful birds this season. Airport within 5 mi/8km: Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) Guest House
Woodpecker Inn - Woodhill Golf Estate & Country Cl The Woodpecker Inn, which is an affordable yet unique and luxurious guest house, situated in the prestigious Woodhill residential and golfing estate, Pretoria East, on the l8th fairway overlooking the 9th and 18th greens. Ideal for the Business Executive or Golfer, with home away from home comforts and conveniences. All bed rooms with en suite bath rooms are fitted with black/yellow wood furniture, T/Vs, DSTV, DVD Players, bar refrigerators and air conditioners. Internet Wi-Fi and Surround sound in the lounge area with its cozy bar creates a wonderful relaxing atmosphere. Only 35 kilometers from Johannesburg International Airport and close proximity to many Golf courses in and around Pretoria. Top class medical facilities, shopping malls and excellent restaurants are all within a 3 minute drive. Guest House
Zazas Guesthouse and Spa Experience sheer luxury in the heart of Soweto, Johannesburg. Zaza's Guesthouse offers a home away from home, in a meticulously kept and safe environment. We offer luxurious accommodation specifically geared for the most discerning client who wants privacy and a decent rest after a hard day at work or at play. We cater for business people, tourists, families, bridal couples and anyone who wants a luxurious accommodation and pampering in Soweto. Guest House
54 on Bath Discover a contemporary and fashionable haven on Bath Avenue right in the heart of Rosebank, Johannesburg’s trendy suburb. Classic and sophisticated, the accent is on understated elegance and our focus is to provide an exceptional guest experience. This hotel, which opened in July 2012, is for the discerning traveller seeking intimacy and refinement but always with stylish flair. From the moment of arrival into the elegant lobby with its delightful lounge to the luxury and comfort of your room, you will enjoy attentive and friendly service. Everything has been designed around your comfort and the stylish interiors reflect a calm tranquillity with the use of harmonious colours, sophisticated design and strong graphic motifs. We invite you to linger and stay in a hotel which recognises your individuality and mirrors your unique preferences. Everything in short, to experience a truly fashionable stay, whether you’re on business or simply taking a relaxing break. Hotel
City Lodge - Waterfall City Our Waterfall City hotel in Midrand is in the prime location for guests to enjoy all this area has to offer. Not only is this modern and luxurious hotel ideally located for all the current attractions of the area, it is also right next door to the ‘Mall of Africa’ – if shopping is your thing, you will definitely have a successful stay! Our City Lodge Waterfall City offers guests the following conveniences: •A choice of 149 spacious rooms •Close to Waterfall Corner, allowing guests to take advantage of the great restaurants •Only 15 minutes from Sandton’s CBD •5 minutes from Midrand’s CBD and the Gautrain station •40 minutes from the CBD’s of Johannesburg and Pretoria •Close to many major conference venues such as Gallagher Convention Centre and the Kyalami Racetrack & Exhibition Centre •1.6km from the Netcare Waterfall City Hospital Hotel
City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg Situated in the vibey area of Newtown on the western side of Johannesburg’s bustling CBD, the hotel comprises: Seven storeys 148 bedrooms Two boardrooms (a 16-seater and a 10-seater), a mini-gym, a swimming pool, a coffee shop and a bistro-style lounge. Hotel number 57 in the City Lodge Hotel Group, it is ideally located adjacent to the Newtown Junction shopping centre and the African Museum and within easy reach of attractions such as the World of Beer and the Market Theatre. 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
Garden Court Milpark Garden Court Milpark, located in the academic precinct just north of the Johannesburg city centre, offers hotel guests urban practicality, convenience, outstanding service and a cosy hideout on the city fringe. Hotel
Garden Court Sandton City With it’s stylish urban design and it’s fuss-free approach to accommodation - The Garden Court Sandton City is situated in the heart of Johannesburg. It is here that functional design meets smart technology, resulting in a surprisingly simple hotel that is easily able to meet the needs of business and leisure travellers. The convenient location meanwhile has plenty of advantages for all guests. Business travellers are within easy reach of the acclaimed Sandton Convention Centre along with the rest of the Sandton CBD, while leisure travellers can enjoy the world-class shopping, entertainment and sight-seeing attractions found within the area. Getting around has never been easier, thanks to the high speed Gautrain route that spans across the city. A total of 444 rooms are offered, each furnished in a modern style. Aside from basic features such as baths and separate showers, facilities in each room include invitingly comfortable double or queen beds, workstations, air-conditioning, tea and coffee stations, DSTV, plug points and porter service among others. Wheelchair-accessible and smoking rooms can also be arranged on request. Hotel
InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport is a safe, easy walk from the international arrivals hall at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport. We are perfectly located for business travellers and just a 14-minute train ride from the Sandton CBD. Enjoy unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi, quiet soundproofed rooms, quick check-in and a host of services designed to meet the needs of the modern business traveller. Refurbished in 2008, we offer the most sophisticated airport accommodations on the African Continent. Hotel
InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers The elegantly spacious InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers offers an exquisite fusion of sophistication and style to create an ambience of exclusivity. Located in the heart of Sandton, and adjacent to the Sandton City Shopping Complex and the Sandton Convention Centre and Nelson Mandela Square. This hotel is the ideal destination for business travellers attending conferences or meetings in the financial hub of South Africa and offers guests access to some of the city’s premium dining, entertainment and shopping venues. The 231 rooms are spectacularly fitted with the finest and most modern of finishes and technologies, catering to the needs of the most distinguished of guests. Hotel
Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Manor 122 Rooms, Restaurant: 7 Conference Facilities seating from 10 to 300 delegates Few hotels are so conveniently located. Within easy walking distance of coffee shops, art galleries and Pretoria's best shopping centres, the hotel is also central to the University of Pretoria campus, near to Securicor Loftus Rugby Stadium, embassies and growing corporate office parks. Hotel
Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch The urban, experiential and edgy Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Melrose Arch is the latest hot-spot in the trendy Melrose Arch Precinct, a unique city within a city, which boasts a variety of trendy retail, gourmet restaurants & leisure amenities. This experiential hotel guarantees to spice-up any visit to Jozi and is aimed at the traveller who enjoys being amidst the energetic urban vibe of the cool city life. Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch has 197 stylish bedrooms that appeal to both the domestic and international business and leisure traveller. Each room offers LCD televisions, open plan bathrooms and an urban style that will take you back to a bygone era of old Hollywood glamour. The hotel offers the ultimate convenience and accessibility to the M1 highway, Sandton business centre and OR Tambo International Airport. A shuttle transfers to and from the Sandton Gautrain Station is also available. Hotel
Riverside Sun Riverside Sun, located on the banks of the Vaal River, is just 45 minutes away from central Johannesburg. Our hotel provides a country setting in Vanderbijlpark which is ideal for corporate getaways, teambuilding days and planning sessions. Versatility, combined with professional conference facilities, ensure that the requirements of business guests are not only met, but exceeded. The hotel is also popular with holidaymakers and leisure travellers, with amenities and leisure facilities that are relaxed and family-friendly. Guests are presented with a choice of accommodation in a variety of configurations. The hotel features 169 well-appointed rooms, each equipped with a range of amenities to ensure a comfortable stay in Vanderbijlpark. The beautifully landscaped garden, with a sparkling outdoor pool and patio, is the ideal place to relax. Dining at the Restaurant offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the tranquility of a riverside oasis. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is offered with a wide selection of buffet items to choose from. For a country hotel escape on the Vaal River that is equipped to meet your corporate needs or provide the ideal setting for a relaxed family holiday, Riverside Sun offers it all. Hotel
Road Lodge Carnival City This Johannesburg hotel has 92 rooms. Visiting Carnival City Casino? It doesn’t get more convenient than staying at our Road Lodge – located right in the casino complex! You can make a night (or weekend) of it and never have to worry about finding a taxi, or driving back to your hotel. Our 24 hour reception will be able to accommodate you whenever you need, and the Road Lodge is also fully kitted out with access to wireless internet for those wanting to stay connected during their stay. Hotel
Road Lodge Centurion Where there are people, there is a Road Lodge! That’s why you’ll find a Road Lodge hotel conveniently located in Centurion Gate Centre – allowing you to take full advantage of this rapidly growing city! Visit for leisure or for business, you’ll find that our Road Lodge Centurion is the perfect affordable accommodation to suit your needs. When staying at our Road Lodge Centurion, guests are afforded the following: A choice of 118 rooms Easy access to the N1 freeway Close to both Centurion Mall and SuperSport Park Sports and Entertainment Ground Situated near a beautiful lake, affording guests a scenic and relaxing stay in the middle of busy Centurion Hotel
Road Lodge Germiston Staying at Road Lodge Germiston Lake will make any business trip feel like a holiday – and won’t cost you as much as one! An affordable stay doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort, with this hotel boasting luxurious landscaped gardens, 98 value for money rooms and all the usual Road Lodge amenities. Hotel
Road Lodge Isando This Road Lodge facilitates the perfect stay over, keeping guests relaxed and comfortable, while also allowing them to be close the airport and all major motorways. Convenience doesn’t get much better than that – no matter the purpose of your stay. Along with a great location, our Road Lodge Isando hotel also features the following: 70 double rooms and 5 rooms boasting bunker beds attached Located alongside the R24 airport freeway – allowing great access to the northern, eastern and western suburbs 4 km from O.R. Tambo Airport A shuttle service to and from the airport at a nominal fee Hotel
Sandton Sun Elegant and legendary, the Sandton Sun offers guests a distinguished and memorable stay. Linked to the Sandton Convention Centre and the Sandton City Shopping Centre, this hotel combines business services, contemporary dining and fashionable shopping, appealing to both leisure and business travellers. Located in the heart of Sandton CBD this hotel is 40 minutes by road from O.R Tambo International Airport and 900m from the Gautrain Station, and offers convenience and easy access to the city’s finest amenities. Hotel
Southern Sun Hyde Park Sandton As a premier Johannesburg hotel tucked away in one of the most exclusive parts of the city, it is no wonder that Southern Sun Hyde Park Sandton has been listed as a 2013 Certificate of Excellence winner by leading travel authority TripAdvisor. This is, after all, a hotel hailed for its perfect mixture of comfort, luxury and sleep design. A total of 132 stylish en-suite rooms are offered at the hotel, comprising twin and king beds. Smoking and a wheelchair-friendly room can also be booked on request. Each room is beautifully furnished in the hotel’s signature style, with tea and coffee stations, iPod docks, DVD players, mini-bars, porter service, wakeup facility and 18-hour room service. Guest facilities are equally geared at meeting your every need. Enjoy a world of wining and dining options such as Luce Restaurant, The Island Bar, Whisky & Cigar Bar and Daruma Sushi & Tempura Bar to name but a few. Take advantage of our state-of-the-art conference facilities that are aimed at busy corporate travellers who demand a high level of service. Enjoy nearby restaurants, shops and other amenities at Hyde Park Corner next door to the hotel or relax in our guest areas to unwind at your leisure. For those who appreciate the finer things in life, few Johannesburg accommodation choices can compete with the infinite sophistication of Southern Sun Hyde Park Sandton. 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 Maslow Hotel The Maslow is renowned for offering premier 4-star Sandton accommodation for business travellers. The Maslow is located in Sandton’s financial district, only a few minutes away from the Sandton Gautrain station, Sandton City Mall and Nelson Mandela Square. With modern conference facilities and meeting rooms, Sun International’s The Maslow is Sandton’s premium business hotel. Superior comfort, relaxation and elegance are guaranteed when staying at this high-end hotel in Sandton. Hotel
The Palazzo Montecasino The opulently stylish Palazzo Montecasino is perfectly located in the upmarket suburb of Fourways Johannesburg, a mere 15 minutes from Sandton, South Africa’s business hub, 40 minutes from O.R Tambo International Airport and 20 minutes from Lanseria International Airport. The hotel epitomizes true style and luxury, with world-class facilities for the business and leisure traveller, including a variety of tastefully decorated rooms that vary from the luxurious 3-bedroomed Penthouse to comfortable Standard rooms that cater for all tastes and travel requirements. Hotel
The Syrene Boutique Hotel “A diamond in the dust of Johannesburg” Luxury Accommodation We welcome you to The Syrene Boutique Hotel where we offer an extraordinary experience. Our unique, serene aesthetics and attentive staff are combined with business class luxury and all the facilities needed for a comfortable and pleasurable stay. We host eight luxury suites (44m2) and a presidential suite (60m2). Daniella and chef husband, Paul Anthony Finney, will be your hosts throughout your stay and are always available to assist you. Boutique Restaurant Enjoy a peaceful and quiet gourmet breakfast or lunch in the Elm Tree restaurant, or on the patio under The Syrene`s beautiful old elm tree. Conference Venue Our spacious conference room seats up to 24 delegates around our executive boardroom table or up to 50 in cinema style. The conference room is fully equipped with a projector and screen, complimentary (up to 1GB) wireless and Internet access and blackout curtains ensuring total privacy. If you have any special requests we will endeavor to meet your needs. Central Location on Gautrain Bus Route We are ideally situated and easily accessible from O.R. Tambo International airport (via the GauBus 100m from our doorstep to the Gautrain at the Sandton Station), the N1 highway (motorway) and Sandton CBD. We are only a short distance away from Johannesburg’s major business centers; Sandton, Sunninghill, Woodmead, Fourways and Bryanston. We are also central to Johannesburg’s many tourist, cultural and entertainment attractions. Functioning Winery and Venue A highlight is The Syrene Boutique Hotel winery, the first in Johannesburg where you can visit the working cellar or be part of the wine making experience during the wine making season. Hotel
Town Lodge Airport It doesn’t get more convenient than this. Business travelers, leisure travelers and those just looking for a stopover will soon appreciate our Town Lodge Johannesburg Airport for its quality services and comfortable accommodation. When staying at our Town Lodge Johannesburg Airport, guests can enjoy the following: 135 rooms Easy access to all main feeder motorways to the Northern, Eastern, Western and Central suburbs, being located alongside the R24 airport freeway A shuttle bus service for the short 4km trip to and from O.R. Tambo International Airport for a nominal fee Neighbourhood restaurants include the Local Grill Graze, where all steaks are cut to order and craft beer and lighter meals complete the dining offering. Definitive Conferencing is the conference venue of choice in the area, accommodating 2 to 220 delegates. Town Lodge Johannesburg International Airport is a stroll through the gardens away from this conference provider. Hotel
Town Lodge Grayston This Town Lodge offers visiters a quiet and relaxing spot to come back to at the end of a busy day in the hub that is Sandton. Mixing business with pleasure, guests can enjoy the hotel’s patio which overlooks the swimming pool at any time. Ideally located in Grayston drive, our Town Lodge Sandton is able to offer guests the upmost convenience during their stay, while also affording them a relaxing retreat at the same time. This Town Lodge hotel also features the following attributes: 213 rooms 2.5km from Sandton City 1.5km from the Nelson Mandela Square 30km from O.R. Tambo International Airport Close to the M1 Motorway, with easy access to all major routes Hotel
Town Lodge Menlo Park This Pretoria Town Lodge is located in the upmarket Pretoria suburb of Menlo Park, allowing guests to take advantage of all the great amenities at hand. As well as being conveniently situated, this Town Lodge hotel also boasts a restaurant on the premises, ensuring that guests need only venture out of the property for exactly what they came to do. Our Town Lodge Menlo Park also has the following to offer guests: 106 rooms 3 minutes away from the Menlo Park Shopping Centre 600m from the Atterbury turn off from the N1 10 minutes from the Pretoria CBD A short drive from both trendy Hatfield and Loftus Sports Stadium Hotel
Town Lodge Midrand This Johannesburg hotel has 118 rooms. Our Town Lodge Midrand is close enough to the CBD and major conference venues to make it the perfect choice for the business traveller, while at the same time, we like to keep in mind the fact that you’ll be coming back to our hotel after a busy day. Town Lodge visitors can enjoy all the convenience, without having to give up the comforts – and what’s better after a long day than relaxing poolside with a great cup of coffee, or a sundowner? Our landscaped garden also ensures that our guests can easily retreat from the bustle when they need to recharge their batteries. Hotel
Lanseria Country Estate .Lanseria Country Estate, is 3 km from Lanseria Airport, Gauteng, South Africa set on a peaceful country estate in the Cradle of Humankind. Lanseria Country Estate, bordering on the prestigious Blair Atholl and Monaghan Estates, has a variety of accommodation offerings and is conveniently situated within sight of the Lanseria Airport runway as well as close to the hub of the fast developing new Lanseria “Cradle City” development. Lanseria Country Estate is the ideal overnight accommodation venue if you have an early flight or if your flight is arriving late at night and you don’t want to travel a long distance to or from Lanseria Airport. Lodge
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
Max Executive Suites 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 Nullarbor Cottages offer our guests 10 beautiful Self contained and private cottages situated on a private farm 2km from the town of Magaliesburg which provide a peaceful breakaway with magnificent views for adults. Each unit is fully equipped for self catering purposes and have infoor fireplaces and corner spa baths. There are three 3 Swimming pools shared among the 10 units where you can enjoy nature at it's best. Self-catering Exclusive
The Warehouse The Warehouse is a unique self-catering concept: an architectural gem designed to look like a refurbished mid-century warehouse. It is situated on the edge of the Cradle of Humankind, and offers magnificent views of rolling hills all the way to Magaliesberg Ridge. Blesbuck and Springbuck roam the adjacent farm. The house offers luxury accommodation for 6 guests, with 2 butlers on call, a beautiful lap pool, uncapped wi-fi, premium satellite TV, percale linen, Persian carpets, original art and many quirky design touches. It has been featured in Decor magazines and on TV for its eclectic take on luxury. Overseas and local visitors alike are delighted by this refreshing home so close to Maropeng, the Lion & Rhino Park and many amazing adventures in the Cradle of Humankind. Self-catering Exclusive

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Fly S.A. Wise Fly S.A. Wise with its credible helicopter operator that is safe, flexible and also affordable by utilising the unique benefits of helicopter transport. Fly S.A. Wise will assist any business or private individual to make an impression by allowing quick accessibility between locations and make the most of any occasion, whether you require long distance, international flights to any South Africa’s neighbouring countries or a simple air transfer in any of the nine provinces. Fly S.A. Wise can also assist clients with the following: - Corporate events and meetings - Personalized sightseeing tours - Day charters - Scenic flips - International flights - Weddings and special events - Aerial photography and cinematography requirements - Local or out-of-town lunches - Sporting events such as motor races, soccer events as well as golf events ETEYA
Shova Lifestyle Origin Shova Lifestyle origin is your shopping destination of choice, your tourism destination of choice. Established in late 2013, we offer a complete Soweto lifestyle experience conveniently located only seconds from the Mandela Museum, Tutu Museum, Hector Peterson Museum, restaurants and shops in world renowned Vilakazi Street, Soweto. Vilakazi Street, known for its two Nobel peace prize winners, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu is also renowned as the business trendsetter for townships of South Africa. Our mandate is to expose local artists and entrepreneurs to both local and international markets and we aim to improve tourism in Gauteng through our product offering which includes a fashion boutique, art gallery, tours, events and exhibitions. Our Signature event held on the last Thursday of every month, The Vilakazi Street Night Market, features a different exhibitor each time and is a platform where artists and entrepreneurs can showcase their work, and tap into the corporate and leisure target markets. ETEYA

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Fly S.A. Wise Fly S.A Wise is an Aviation/ Tourism Company. We are based at Vilakazi Street Orlando West Soweto. Our core business is to fly our clients around Soweto, Johannesburg, and Pretoria using helicopters or fixed wings. We can fly our clients as far as the Kruger National Park or Victoria Falls or anywhere they would like to fly either national or International. Some of our Fly S.A Wise services include: - Day Charters - Scenic flips - Corporate events and meetings Our CSI involves introducing learners to a number of Aviation careers, such as helicopter and Airplane piloting as well as Cabin Crew official training. Action & Adventure
Johannesburg Skydiving Club Johannesburg Skydiving Club describes it all. We are the largest Skydiving club in Gauteng, probably South Africa. We are professional, well organised, safety conscious and ready to host you and your family for the most exhilarating experience of your lives Action & Adventure
Sundowner Flyfishing Adventures Sundowner Fly fishing Adventures, eco-friendly, award winning, sport fishing and adventure company. Owned by Wayne Sinclair, has 21 year’s experience in Southern Africa. Offering a combination of fly fishing, wildlife, nature and lifestyle activities to the casual adventure seeker, the experienced fly fishing fanatic, the corporate MICE market & the game/ tiger fish fishing enthusiast. We support community development and provide experienced facilitators. Owners of Sundowner Zambezi Lodge. Majority of activities are based in the Cradle of mankind and Magaliesburg (flagship is Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa), close to Johannesburg and Pretoria. SFA supports accessible tourism for able and disabled clients. “Lets go fly fish” Action & Adventure
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 in Johannesburg and is home to the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Once a place of injustice and brutality, where South Africa’s leading political activists, including Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, Fatima Meer, Albertina Sisulu, Joe Slovo and Mahatma Gandhi were detained, the site has been transformed into a place of solidarity and democracy. 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. With its rich history and character, Constitution Hill also offers a variety of venues suitable for conferencing, performances, a large array of events and programmes. Culture & Lifestyle
Lebo's Soweto Backpackers 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 in Johannesburg and is home to the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Once a place of injustice and brutality, where South Africa’s leading political activists, including Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, Fatima Meer, Albertina Sisulu, Joe Slovo and Mahatma Gandhi were detained, the site has been transformed into a place of solidarity and democracy. 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. With its rich history and character, Constitution Hill also offers a variety of venues suitable for conferencing, performances, a large array of events and programmes. Culture & Lifestyle
Maropeng Visitor Center A mere 45 minutes drive from Johannesburg, is Maropeng. Maropeng, the “ place of our origins’ carries global stature as the Visitor Centre to South Africa’s fascinating World Heritage Site - the Cradle of Humankind. The 53 000 hectare area was declared a world heritage site because of its outstanding universal scientific, historical, cultural and educational value. The largest proliferation of Hominin Fossils has been found in the 53 000 hectares area – more than any other place on Earth. Authenticating the notion that all of humankind traces its origins to Africa. With its panoramic surroundings and breathtaking views of the Magaliesberg and Witwatersberg Mountains, Maropeng is a world-class visitor centre with a 4 star Boutique Hotel offering unique tour packages. It an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Embark on a fascinating journey back in time to the very beginning of the origin of our species. Culture & Lifestyle
Randpark Club THE GOOD LIFE – ON THE COURSE AND OFF THE COURSE Randpark Club has a delightful ambiance, welcoming atmosphere and fantastic service that all add up to the good life experience. With two of the best manicured golf courses, plus a 9-hole Mashie course, an excellent golf shop, hotel and spa, conference facilities, executive boardrooms and function venues, running track, cycling studio and tennis courts, Randpark has undoubtedly become one of the most desirable destinations in South Africa. Add to this, complimentary facilities such as the trendy bar, a two-tiered, floodlit undercover driving range, professional golf tuition and clinics and international reciprocity, you have a winning combination. Conveniently situated, and regarded as the green lung of the city, a mere 2 km from a major shopping mall, and centrally located within comfortable driving distance from 4 airports – OR Tambo, Lanseria, Rand Airport and Grand Central – Randpark Club has become the ultimate urban golf and recreational destination. Randpark Golf Club has for five consecutive years been awarded the accolade of The Best Golf Course in Johannesburg. No small achievement, given the number and exceptional standard of golf courses in our commercial capital. Francois Swart, GM has recently gained his Certified Club Manager qualification (CCM) from the Business Management Institute, in the USA. This is one of the highest qualifications in the field of club management globally, one of a few to have achieved this status in South Africa. The Randpark Club experience clearly speaks of service excellence which has served to stimulate local interest as well as tourism from abroad. 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
Sterkfontein Caves Visitor Center In close proximity to Maropeng are the world-renowned Sterkfontein Caves. It is within these caves that scientists have discovered literally thousands of hominid and animal fossils, dating back more than 4-million years. The most important and revered of these finds include “Mrs Ples”, the skull of an Australopithecus africanus estimated to be about 2.1-million years old, and “Little Foot”, an almost complete skeleton of an Australopithecus that is more than 3-million years old. “These fossils are immensely important as they have allowed scientists to understand how and in what circumstances modern humans have evolved, ultimately changing the way we view humanity and the history of human development. The facilities at Sterkfontein include a restaurant, conferencing facilities and a scientific exhibition showcasing a reconstruction of a mined versus a pristine cave, cave formations and geology, early-life forms, mammals and hominid fossils, specific finds such as “Mrs Ples”, the “Taung Child” and “Little Foot”, as well as information about the processes of cave formation, fossilisation, and ancient species which inhabited the Cradle such as sabre-toothed cats and giant hunting hyenas. The caves are open daily from 09:00 to 17:00 and the last guided tour departs at 16:00. Bookings are co-ordinated through Maropeng. All guides at Maropeng and Sterkfontein have received accreditation with the Gauteng Tourism Authority to ensure that visitors appreciate and understand the significance of the Cradle of Humankind. The tours at the Sterkfontein Caves, which start above ground and then take visitors deep into the caves, run every half hour, seven days a week. The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COHWHS) was listed as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1999.This site of global significance located about 50 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg, occupies 53 000 hectares of land. Its complex of fossil-bearing caves contains a superbly preserved record of the various stages in the evolution of humankind within the past 3.5 million years which have yielded some of the most iconic fossils of extinct ancient human ancestors and relatives, and associated fauna. These include “Mrs Ples”, “Little Foot”, Australopithecus sediba, and the latest ground-breaking discovery – Homo naledi. The COH WHS is an area of outstanding universal value. As Gauteng’s only World Heritage Site, and a premier tourism destination, the site is based on the conservation, exploration and interpretation of the story of humanity and its brand value encompasses ancient history, human beginnings, adventure, discovery and a whole lot more. Culture & Lifestyle
De Hoek Country House Nestled in a crook of the Magalies River in the lush and fertile valley of the Magaliesburg Mountains and only an hour and fifteen minutes away from Johannesburg and Pretoria, De Hoek Country Hotel is the ideal place to celebrate life. Whether you come to stay for a romantic getaway, an executive conference, a bespoke wedding or just to unwind in a tranquil setting; you’re bound to enjoy our warm hospitality. Coupled with excellent 5 star service and superb cuisine, De Hoek proudly continues to satisfy a wide clientele from all over the world. The successful team, with the continued loyalty and commitment of the De Hoek staff, continue to uphold the values that make the award winning hotel, a prized gem in a highly competitive hospitality industry. Lap of Luxury

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Tsheola Dinare Tours and Transport Tsheola Dinare was established in 2007 offering tourism excursions to both local and international travelers. The business started as a one man show by a former Tourist Guide, Jojo Tsheola. By 2009, the business had already grown to employ a team of 12 staff members and became the Gauteng winners for ETEYA Awards, then continued to be the 1st Runner up in the National Finals. The ETEYA Award gave Tsheola Dinare a platform it needed to expose its capabilities in the industry and with opportunities that came along, the company capatalized to grow as a sustainable tourism business. In our 10th year in 2017, Tsheola Dinare employs over 80 staff members, owns a fleet of over 60 vehicles and has established footprints in Durban and Cape Town. Emerging
Boyang Gape Tours and Travels Our operations have established an enviable name in Scandinavia, USA, Asian countries and United Kingdom. Once again we have built a relationship with all companies to whom we provide services. Established
Ulysses Tours & Safaris cc Ulysses Tours and Safaris, based in Centurion (Gauteng Province), South Africa, 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 and coaches. In short, Ulysses Tours offers general transport, an airport shuttle service as well as a variety of day and overnight tours. Established

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Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre Why host your next conference at Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre? The answer is simple – our range of venues and facilities is simply unrivalled! With over 60 venues, set in lush open grounds, close to OR Tambo International Airport, Birchwood offers a host of interesting indoor and outdoor venues and our range of creative dining options will ensure a memorable multiple-day conference – with capacities ranging between from 2 – 3000 delegates. There is simply no other venue that can provide the variety and options that Birchwood can! 17 years of experience mean Birchwood is here to make your life easier. Our on-site 665 accommodation rooms, in-house technical team, dedicated event planners, and on-site décor specialists will ensure that your conference or event expectations are always exceeded. MESE
Maropeng Conference Centre Boasting all of the necessary conferencing facilities is one thing. Being able to provide delegates with a unique and memorable conference experience is something very few venues are able to do. A mere 45 minutes drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria, Maropeng – The Official Visitor Center to The Cradle of Humankind, is one of these rare venues. Situated in the scenic and tranquil surrounds, it offers an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of the city making it easy to understand why it is fast becoming the versatile conferencing venue of choice for groups hailing from Gauteng; Pretoria and as far off as Cape Town and KZN. The Cradle of Humankind is one of only eight World Heritage sites in South Africa and the only one in Gauteng, declared so because of its contribution to our understanding of human origin and the evolution of humanity.. In fact – more human origin fossils have been found here than any other place on Earth. Facilities include an award-winning visitor centre, a 4-star boutique hotel, conference facilities, an outdoor amphitheatre housing up to 10000 people, and four restaurants. Maropeng offers the option of customised packages which could include tours of both Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng visitor’s center; teambuilding activities; star gazing with an astronomer; a visit to surrounding attractions and offers to privatise their hotel for your group’s stay, to name a few. A ‘one stop shop’ ensures that planning a conference directly is made easy for anyone. The versatile Tumulus building has expansive open areas that can be transformed from a blank canvas to a dramatic platform for product launches, events, corporate functions, exhibitions, displays and showcases. For events hosting more than 320 guests, a marquee can be set up in the grounds at Maropeng. Maropeng offer full catering from the kitchens of gastronomy trained Executive Chef – Peter Langa. Kosher and Halaal meals can also be arranged. With its breathtaking views of the Magaliesberg and Witwatersberg mountain ranges, the Tumulus Restaurant serves buffet lunches or plated menus, group size dependent. The restaurant deck can also be covered with a Bedouin tent, which then turns it into the perfect setting for larger events. A grassed amphitheatre in the Maropeng grounds can be used to set up a stage and a grandstand with seating for up to 10000 people – ideal for concerts and large events. The 4-star boutique hotel has 14 twin executive studio rooms, one of which has been designed with wheelchair access, and 10 king executive studio rooms. All have en-suite bathrooms with separate shower, air-conditioning, mini-bar (which can be stocked on request) and safe. Public facilities include a stylish yet cosy lounge with a fireplace, a chic restaurant and bar leading out onto a patio, and a swimming pool with a breathtaking view. A distinguishing feature of the Maropeng Hotel is attention to detail from the architecture to the smallest finishes. MESE
Oxbow Country Estate Surrounded by harmonious nature and meandering trout dams, Oxbow Country Estate offers a chic country style charm with relaxed sophistication. Oxbow is an oasis from the city offering an idyllic wedding venue, conferencing and breakaways in the country house. The exceptional energy and warmth of the staff and family that work at Oxbow ensure that every stay is exceptional and memorable. With a focus on fresh exciting cuisine, the Oxbow chefs work hand in hand to create outstanding menus that accompany the tastes and sights of this wonderful estate. MESE
Premier Hotel Pretoria Premier Hotel Pretoria boasts 118 rooms as well as state-of-the-art conference facilities, which makes the hotel perfect for business and leisure travellers alike. You can expect luxurious finishes in a comfortable, classic and spacious setting. MESE
Sandton Convention Centre Sandton Convention Centre is South Africa's leading event venue, offering prestigious multi-use event spaces and venues in the financial hub of Johannesburg. Conveniently located in the vibrant business district of Sandton in northern Johannesburg and within easy reach of the Gautrain and O. R. Tambo International Airport, the Sandton Convention Centre (SCC) is flanked by a number of leading hotels, sophisticated shopping centres and entertainment complexes. 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. 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 hosting a range of world-class events, conferences and is the city’s coveted wedding and party setting. Turbine Hall is also a sought-after five-star conference and general events venue. MESE