Activities & Attractions
Amusement Rides, Animal Farm, Aquariums, Art Gallery, Bird Parks, Bungee Jumping, Canoe Rides, Cinema, Fishing, Go Karts, Golf Clubs, Hiking, Horse Riding, Indoor Entertainment, Lion Parks, Microlight Flights, Mountain Bike, Mountain Climbing, Night Clubs, Paintball, Reptile Park Scuba Diving, Shark Cage Diving, Skate Boarding, Skycar Cable Rides, Strawberry Farms, Theme…
Kruger National Park
The park was first proclaimed in 1898 as the Sabie Game Reserve by the then president of the Transvaal Republic, Paul Kruger. He first proposed the need to protect the animals of the Lowveld in 1884, but his revolutionary vision took another 12 years to be realised when the area between the Sabie and Crocodile Rivers was set aside for restricted hunting.
The Table Mountain
The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company has been providing visitors with a world-class experience since October 4, 1929. The company operates in a National Park and World Heritage Site.The mountain’s magnetism has a way of drawing people in, compelling them to reach the summit. But getting to the top was not always the effortless trip it is today.
The Mercure Johannesburg Bedfordview invites you to enjoy an elegant and warm experience during your stay. This affordable hotel has 120 air-conditioned comfortable rooms and apartments available to stay in. Unlimited wi-fi is available to guests throughout the whole building. There are 3 meeting rooms and a self-service business center for your convenience. There is access to the terrace and outdoor swimming pool with a bar for guests to enjoy. The restaurant serves an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. The Mercure Hotel Bedfordview is located in the exclusive suburb of Bedfordview and is directly opposite the Eastgate Shopping and Entertainment centre, boasting over 260 shops, restaurants, banks and cinemas
50 years of age is a defining milestone in anyone’s life and is certainly an equally momentous landmark in the life of an organisation. While Seeff has evolved in both stature and size over the years, we have done so whilst being able to remain true to the family values on which the company was originally founded – those of integrity, passion and commitment…the same values that have given rise to the core values that define us today.
Lions River Country Cottages Nestled in the Lions River Valley of the beautiful Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands, lie our lovely, fully-equipped self-catering cottages, promising luxury, comfort and the peace of the countryside. Each of the cottages offer privacy, and are equipped with fire-places and ensuite bathrooms. All cottages are connected to DSTV and have Wi-Fi, and have covered patios with Weber braais. We are ideally situated close to the host of Midlands Meander restaurants, crafts and shops, golf courses and schools. Visit us for an affordable, quiet and peaceful stay in the Midlands.
The aha Gateway Hotel has 146 well-appointed bedrooms, WiFi and a laptop safe zone. If you are seeking conference venues in Umhlanga, the aha Gateway Hotel offers five fully-equipped conference and event venues. These spacious conference venues can accommodate up to 500 delegates. Enjoy Umhlanga views of the Wave House and its surrounds at the glass-styled Fig Tree Café located inside Gateway Hotel, with its contemporary menu incorporating a tantalising array of delectable Durban dishes that are classically simple and well presented. With Durban as one of the best holiday destinations in South Africa, while uMhlanga a trendsetter in offering great lifestyle and accommodation, speckled with adventure activities, blessed with natural beauty, natural paradise known for its gorgeous coastline of sun-kissed beaches and subtropical climate. The Gateway Hotel offers hospitality close to Kings Park Stadium, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Go Wild park, Absa Park Rugby Stadium, uMhlanga beaches, uShaka Marine World, The Durban Botanic Gardens and the Valley of a 1000 Hills and more.
Sibuya is one of South Africa’s most unique Safari destinations. From its Reception near the Ocean, it is unique in that it has more navigable river than any other game reserve in South Africa. Consequently, as a birding destination it is hard to beat: there are nearly 400 different species. This breathtakingly beautiful game reserve is sanctuary to an abundance of diverse wildlife from elephants to otters, and almost everything in between, including the Big Five. Sibuya proudly boasts two luxurious Eco-Destinations – Forest and River Camp – which, both being run almost exclusively on Solar Power do not make allowance for Wi-Fi, air-con, fans, hairdryers etc. Guests are invited to relax and enjoy the simplicity of life without these mod-cons. We highly recommend that guests requiring these extra features choose rather to stay at our secluded and luxurious Bush Lodge which has grid electricity, so caters to these needs. We pride ourselves on our delicious fresh, healthy buffet-style meals served el fresco or in one of the beautiful lapas. Sibuya’s main Reception, situated in the holiday village of Kenton-on-Sea in the Eastern Cape Province, is about 130 kms (80 miles) equidistant from Port Elizabeth and East London. A stay […]
The Cornerstone Lodge is not just another guesthouse but indeed a home that offers you a truly tranquil and private stay. Our home is dedicated to my husband Fritz, who was a cornerstone in so many lives and in particular, mine. He was my mentor and taught me the wonder of giving. When people who are right for one another build dreams together, their shared joy is enormous and we both looked forward to the new horizons we were yet to share with our terrific guests from all over the world. Cornerstone Lodge is situated in a very central area in the east of Pretoria and although we are close to all the main attractions in and around Pretoria, you can often hear the quiet of the night. The original house was built in the early 1970’s and then purchased by us in 1997. At first it was just a dream to convert our home into a guesthouse, but it soon became a reality. We were able to start with the project to change our home into a great guesthouse, where we could share the special atmosphere of the house with others. In 2002, we started renovations and have to […]
The festive feel at Carnival City Casino is mirrored in large circus tents, roller-coaster models, clown murals, jesters and more. Carnival City Casino is one of the most popular casinos in Johannesburg. In addition to 1 750 slot machines, croupiers tend 60 high-tech tables in both smoking and non-smoking areas. Guests of Carnival City will also be pleased to know that there are several ATMs on site and Gold, Platinum and Diamond Sun MVG members can park underground with the option of valet parking
The National Cultural History Museum explores South Africa’s cultural diversity in various permanent and temporary exhibitions. Exhibitions include rock paintings and engravings of the San people; thousand year old Iron Age figurines from Schroda in the Limpopo Province (described as “the best known artifacts indicating ritual behaviour in the Early Iron Age”); the Art Gallery presents an overview of South African culture through time, using cultural objects, crafts, sculpture and paintings and an exhibition on Marabastad is a true example of a cosmopolitan and fully integrated rainbow nation before apartheid. Visit our new shop.
Serendipity Luxury Guest House The general location and site specifics of Serendipity was carefully and meticulously selected to satisfy the owners’ ecological and environmental dreams. Serendipity is within the confines of the Garden Route National Park. The Outeniqua Mountain has spectacular poorts and passes. Cape Fynbos, the Afromontane Forests and Southern Cape Wetlands with its UNESCO proclaimed water bird sanctuary, will offer unforgettable views and life-long memories. Read more Serendipity Restaurant Serendipity Fine Dining Restaurant is situated on the banks of the Wilderness Lagoon in the Western Cape Garden Route. You are invited to come and to enjoy an unforgettable, uniquely South African inspired, gourmet experience. Click here to see our current menu Restaurant is open for dinner Monday to Saturday. Closed on Sundays, Good Friday, Xmas and New Year’s day. Read more
Situated in a unique setting, nestling under kranzes amid rolling hills in the KwaZulu-Natal south midlands, the thatched chalets, the honeymoon suite on stilts and the tastefully ethnic Boma & Bar offer you total tranquillity under African skies. Join us now for an intriguing getaway where you will experience the wonders of nature and the African bush. You’ll also get to enjoy warm hospitality and convivial sun-downer evenings as you slowly unwind and connect with the “real you”. Our food … well we’re not organic. Farm fresh eggs, greens and veggies, locally made cheeses are our game. Even our bottled mineral water is sourced only 15kms away from us!! We’ll make you happy and satisfied with our simple, homely and delicious food. iNsingizi Lodge & Spa is a treat in every respect …. as our previous guests will tell you. iNsingizi Lodge & Spa is close to Durban and Pietermaritzburg and the perfect escape from the busy and frenetic pace of modern life.
CONFERENCE ROOMS Seventeen fully equipped conference rooms The Centre offers sixteen fully equipped conference rooms, capable of seating from 5 to 80 people. A number of breakaway rooms are also available for more intimate meetings as well as many comfortable lounge areas for networking in between sessions. All conference room furniture is movable and therefore the rooms can be set to your specifications. Three Boardrooms Three executive boardrooms CONFERENCE PACKAGES The Ubukhosi Suite and Executive Boardroom packages inlude exclusive facilities and butler service Full day conference package Venue – maximum of 9 hours Buffet lunch in the restaurant 3 x Tea/Coffee and snack breaks Filtered Water and mints Paper and pens Parking Equipment: Flip chart, screen, white board, data projector. Technical assistance included during business hours Full day conference package with lunch at venue Venue – maximum of 9 hours Lunch at venue 3 x Tea/Coffee and snacks Filtered Water and mints Paper and pens Parking Equipment: Flip chart, screen, white board, data projector. Technical assistance included during business hours Half day conference package with lunch Venue – maximum of 5 hours Buffet lunch in the restaurant 2 x Tea/Coffee and snack and breaks Filtered Water and mints Paper and […]
Along with fantastic entertainment and great food at our fast food outlets and restaurants, you’ll have plenty of winning opportunities with over 450 slot machines and 22 table games! Golden Horse is also a leading events venue for hosting weddings and conferences, with a choice of great spaces and visitor accommodation at the beautiful Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg hotel. Feel the energy and get your heart racing at Golden Horse Casino.
Utshwayelo Lodge and Camp is the most North Eastern accommodation in South Africa. Kosi Bay in the far North Eastern corner of KwaZulu-Natal forms part of the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park – the first natural World Heritage Site in South Africa to be accorded this distinction. Kosi Bay epitomises the incredible splendour of untouched Africa at its most pristine, as are its people, resources, ecology and culture. Kosi Bay is a system of an estuary with 4 lakes ranging from freshwater to saline that feed into the ocean. Home page – photo block1 Age old traditions passed down by generations of tribal existence still continue to this day – ancient fishing kraals erected and tendered by the resourceful Tonga people. Kosi Bay has been described as “A wonderful aquarium and the most gorgeous aviary”. Utshwayelo Lodge takes its name from the fish kraal celebrating the traditions and culture of the Tonga people – a community partnership project of skills sharing and a life of purpose. The Tonga tribe ruled by the Tembe family have lived in this area for over 250 years. Since the days of King Shaka they have lived side by side with the Zulu nation. The […]
Protea Hotel Pretoria Capital, with its lush landscaped garden and glistening swimming pool, is centrally located in Pretoria’s CBD, where you can explore its golf courses, shopping centers, theaters, restaurants and Government departments. For your convenience, the hotel’s complimentary transport is at your disposal every Monday to Friday. Protea Hotel Pretoria Capital is also within close proximity to the Pretoria Gautrain Station. Facilities include a themed pub, lounge and distinctive dining room, overlooking the prized landscaped garden with a 12 m swimming pool and secure parking. For breakfast and dinner, you can savor a tempting buffet breakfast and dinner at Laird’s Restaurant, or enjoy lunch upon request. Accommodations include 104 beautifully appointed en suite rooms and suites. For conferences, Protea Hotel Pretoria Capital offers one of the most exciting venues in Pretoria, with six function rooms accommodating up to 250 delegates.
Mall of Africa is South Africa’s largest shopping Mall ever built in a single phase, with over 130 000m2 of retail space, and is home to over 300 shops, many of which are flagship stores. In addition to a vast array of both local and international brands, the Mall also boats uniquely identified court areas made for easy shopping navigation, as well as exceptional access, location and visibility. Located in Waterfall City, the Mall of Africa has an elegant design, which enhances its surrounding environment. The Mall’s architectural appearance is inspired by Africa’s geological features and iconic landscapes. The Mall of Africa is well situated to serve as a dominant super-regional Mall. Our shoppers can look forward to a number of fabulous new stores on South African soil, including Zara Home and Armani Exchange, Fashion favourites include H&M, River Island and Versace.
We have a total of 42 chalets; each has its own under-cover parking, telephone, air-conditioned, DSTV with 14 channels, up market extra length beds, tea/coffee facilities & an on-suite bathroom. The entire lodge can accommodate up to +/- 160 guests comfortably. For our guests extra convenience, our reception is manned around the clock & we have full time security staff to ensure your safety & peace of mind. Guests can unwind at our lovely pool area after a long hot day. We have a lovely breakfast dining hall just off reception that offers a delicious Full English breakfast & self serve continental buffet. Now also offering a full functional hall & bar for all private functions is the Porthole. Conference Center Venues Main Hall 1 Main Hall 2 Garden Hall The lapa Impangela Hall The Porthole Contact US Tel: +27 (0) 34 315-5011 Cell: +27 (0) 82 888 0544 Cell: +27 (0) 82 888 1340 Fax: +27 (0) 34 315-5023 3 Victoria road, Hutten Heights Newcastle GPS: 27.443, 29.5602
The Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum preserves and presents South African agricultural history in a unique manner. The Museum showcases the history of the development of agriculture in South Africa from the Stone Age until 1945. It has a large collection of farming implements, tractors and animal-drawn vehicles. Visitors will find a historic farmyard (1880-1920) with indigenous domesticated farm animals like Nguni and Afrikaner cattle, Colebrook pigs, Painted Persian sheep and indigenous chickens. By prior booking, visitors can see and experience various demonstrations, including candle-making, cow-milking, roasting of coffee beans and baking of bread. Homemade jams, cookies, soap and Ndebele beadwork can be purchased at the Museum farm stall. There are two house museums and two Ndebele homesteads from different eras. The Museum distils and sells its own mampoer and liqueurs. An annual Mampoer Festival takes place at the end of May each year.
Robins Nest Guest House Robins Nest Guest House is a perfect retreat after a busy day. We are situated just outside the City of Newcastle and provide a quiet haven for business men and women. Owner managed. You are always assured of the warmest hospitality and professional service. Robins Nest Guest House is there to provide a haven of serene luxury, pleasing to the eye with a relaxed atmosphere and foremost to satisfy your comfort and needs. We offer Free WIFI Accommodation
Protea Hotel Umfolozi River is ideally located in the Greater Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve area, just 40km north of Richards Bay. Activities nearby includes the Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park, Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve, world-renowned birding spots, whale and dolphin watching, boat cruises, horse riding, golf, fishing, kayaking, beaches and quad bike trails. It’s a hotel that complements your travel style. Dining facilities at the hotel include a restaurant and bar, with conference facilities available for up to 400 delegates seated in school-room style, while banqueting facilities for weddings, launches or cocktail parties are available for up to 240 guests.
Set on 935 hectares of sprawling farmlands with a stunning backdrop in the idyllic KZN Midlands, Sierra Resort is a popular Midlands getaway destination for families, friends and couples. The magic of Sierra Resort is its wide open spaces, dinner bed and breakfast packages, delicious home-cooking and a host of activities to keep all members of the family actively involved. Great food, fun filled activities, warm and friendly staff await you at Sierra Resort! Weddings Enjoy a country style wedding with views that will awe your guests. Sierra caters for wedding parties of up to 160 guests. Read More Conferences Our newly refurbished conference centre accommodates between 40 – 300 delegates. Half day and full day conference packages. Read More Activities Enjoy wine & craft beer tasting or the adventure of horse riding through the midst of sprawling country serenity. Read More Fun for Kids Extensive playgrounds, bike trails, volleyball, adventure putt-putt and a whole lot more! We cater for kids of all ages. Read More
Make yourself at home in a paradise nestled in tropical, lush gardens right on THE Golden sandy beaches like an island in the Indian Ocean. The gentle murmur of the Indian Ocean is a constant lullaby. Here, close to the city of Durban in South Africa’s “forgotten paradise”, lies a true gem. Days at Sea – a luxury hotel with just 6 suites, is a hideaway in the true sense of the word, a refuge for lovers of nature, first-class cuisine and fine wine. The European background of artist and photographer Dr. Guido Schoeldgen and his wife Annette, a fashion designer, is evident throughout. Clear-cut lines, refreshing pictures and sculptures with accompanying texts characterise the beachfront hotel. Each suite is a world on its own, a masterpiece of design in exquisite shades of aqua blue. The spacious pool set over the ocean is illuminated at night. Above it are the restaurant and lounge with projected images and music ranging from Pavarotti to Café Del Mar. The chef makes suggestions, the guests decide and then enjoy – fusion cuisine, a combination of Italy and France with a dash of Asia, “con-fusion cuisine” as Guido jokingly calls it. The five-star boutique hotel […]
The Ditsong National Museum of Natural History formerly known as the Transvaal Museum was founded as the Staatsmuseum of the ZAR on the 1st of December 1892. And it has, since then acted as custodian and documentation centre of South Africa’s natural heritage. The Museum’s collections and exhibits include hominid fossils from the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and associated fauna, including Mrs Ples [the nickname attributed to a fossil skull believed to represent a distant relative of all humankind]; fossils, skeletons, skins and mounted specimens of amphibians, fish, invertebrates, reptiles and mammals. On these collections are based the Museum’s educational programmes, research is done and information is communicated to all people of South Africa as well as to the international community. The Ditsong National Museum of Natural History is the only natural history museum in Gauteng and one of the largest in South Africa. It is unique in that it is the only institute in South Africa that offers the local, national and international community the opportunity to view its collections including original fossil material usually denied the public.
The Drostdy was built by the Dutch East India Company in 1747 to serve as residence and official headquarters for the Landdrost. Soon after a gaol, a house for the secretary, a mill and various outbuildings were erected. The first Landdrost to be appointed to this district was Johannes Theophilus Rhenius and he was assisted by a board of burger heemraden and subordinates like secretary and a gaoler as well as many slaves. From 1827 the Drostdy was occupied by the civil commissioner who, with the resident magistrate, replaced the board of Landdrost and heemraden when they were abolished by the British colonial government. In 1846 the government sold the Drostdy and the property was subdivided. In 1855 the former Drostdy was bought by the Steyn family and it remained in the hands of this family until 1939 when it was bought by the government of the Union of South Africa for the purpose of establishing a museum. Cannon in front of the Drostdy museum
Indawo Game Ranch & Hotel- Mpumalanga The game ranch which is situated approximately 16km’s from the main business center of town, offers conference facilities from 10 – 150 people, with accommodation ranging from camp sites to luxury rooms and a honeymoon suite, hunting and various other activities and team building facilities. Training facilities and outdoor shooting range are situated at the game ranch.This ranch offers excellent hunting opportunities, is well stocked in grassland game and covers an area of 1800HA. This facility is run by a competent staff compliment of 20 fulltime staff members and 5 casuals. We have hunting packages to suit both local and over sea’s hunters, and offer the services of a Professional Hunter and a Professional Outfitter. With 3 Star Accreditation, the lodge offers luxury and family accommodation, game drives, Dinning Facilities, Heated Swimming Pool, Fishing, Bush Pub with big screen TV, Chapel, Boma with Braai and Bar facilities.
Blackrock Casino Entertainment, Events & Casino In Newcastle Midway between Gauteng and Durban you will find Blackrock Casino, the heart of Newcastle’s top entertainment. An attraction in its own right and part of the famous Battlefields route, visitors to Blackrock have plenty to see and do. Blackrock promises a world of your favourite casino games, memorable dining at the Mid City Grill restaurant and a comfortable stay at the Garden Court Blackrock hotel. Along with our on-site attractions, Newcastle promises a shoppers delight at the Newcastle Mall and easy access to many of Northern KwaZulu Natal’s top attractions.
Umkulu Safari and Canoe Trails have established excellent working relationships with small adventure and tour operators in Africa. We have collaborated with local operators to offer the best adventures available. We have endeavored to uphold our reputation to offer value for money adventures in Africa. We believe that our adventures should not be synonymous with unreliability, but rather be focusing on sustainability and responsibility. We have added a level of comfort without losing the sense of adventures on all our trails. Our river & safari crew strives to respect, admire and honor the routes of nature. We would like you to join us on a lifestyle of adventure. and not just be a tourist on a river or safari trail, but rather a fellow adventure traveler. Hennie is still leading river and safari trails in Southern Africa. All our guides are trained in house and then certified by the local associations. APA: African Paddling Association and FGASA: Field Guide Association of Southern Africa.
The Royal Madikwe was purchased by Dr Chai Patel and his family in May 2004 and was a realization of a long-standing personal dream. Ugandan by birth, Chai’s earliest childhood memories are filled with fondness for his African home and it is with great joy that he is now in the privileged position of returning to his roots, to create a new home that will not only provide guests with unforgettable experiences, but will also give Chai the opportunity to reinvest in the continent of his birth. Our vision is to make a worthwhile difference in luxury eco-tourism, with an emphasis on health and education. Twenty percent of all profits generated through Royal Madikwe are re-invested into local community projects, inviting our guests to make a worthwhile difference, by simply having a superb holiday. Thus, an economic vehicle is created for the greater purpose of making a real difference as we reinvest into local community projects. We are passionately committed to responsible tourism practices and strive to combine tourism, environmental management and local economic development. The Royal Madikwe is an intimate luxury safari lodge run by a close-knit, experienced team with a dynamic workplace culture based on participation and democratic […]