Delight Your Senses

The pairing of good food and great wine takes centre stage at Balata Restaurant at The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort. These elegant, exclusive monthly events will give guests the opportunity to learn about the history of the different wine estates, while providing rare insight into the production processes of some of South Africa’s finest wines.

Commenting on the wine dinners, Fairway Hotels General Manager, Christopher Trimble said: “Each wine dinner offers a completely unique experience to our guests: from the wines on offer to the paired menu, to the winemaker hosting the event. When designing the calendar, we wanted the evenings to be about the personalities of the hosts and the craftsmanship of the wine estates.

Fairway Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort

Where Is It?

The Wine Dinners will take place at the Balata Restaurant, located at the Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort. The restaurant offers stunning views of the Randpark Golf Course. The Balata Restaurant showcases a modern spin of classic flavour combinations and a commitment to quality ingredients and depth of flavour. Service is provided with relaxed elegance in a contemporary elegant setting.

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When Is It?

For those who savor great food and wine, what better way to celebrate an evening out than with a fabulous dinner and perfectly paired wines? On Thursday, 29 August 2019, Balata Restaurant will host the Antonij Rupert Wine Dinner.

The welcome reception starts at 19:00, followed by an elegant four-course meal. All four courses will be expertly paired with Antonij Rupert wines. The cost is R450 per person.

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For More Information

For more details or to book, visit or contact them on 011 478 8000 or [email protected].

The Fairway Hotel is proud to launch an exciting new wine dinner loyalty programme for dinner guests, called The Wine Dinner Club. As a member of The Wine Dinner Club, you get the perks that nobody else does - enquire about the Wine Club today!

Stellenbosch Wine LIVE in Joburg

Date: Friday, 05 October 2018 to Sunday, 07 October 2018

The Stellenbosch lifestyle is making its way up to Joburg! Usually this festival is held in the heart of Stellenbosch, but this year they're hosting their inaugural Stellenbosch Wine Live in Joburg at the Wanderers Club. This three-day lifestyle event will bring vino lovers Stellenbosch wines from over 40 award-winning producers to sample, sip and enjoy. There'll also be an opportunity to meet winemakers from Waterford, Beyerskloof, Warwick & many more estates. And if you're feeling a little peckish in-between sipping, you can feast on delicious food from the Gourmet Food Lane while Pick n Pay Wine Club members will have free access to the Pick n Pay Wine Club Tasting Room for exciting food-and-wine pairings. For your entertainment, catch the hottest KayaFM DJs - Just Temba, Tha Muzik, Musa & Luyanda Madope Ensemble - live on stage. Click here for more information and here to get your tickets.

Pinotage & Biltong Festival

Date: Saturday, 13 October 2018 to Sunday, 14 October 2018

What's better than a weekend filled with biltong, sunshine, live music, good food and Pinotage? Nothing really, which is why we will definitely be heading to Centurion for the Pinotage & Biltong Festival at Leriba Hotel. It's going to be the perfect place to indulge a little. The weekend will host 18 wineries, offering about 50 Pinotage varieties for your sipping pleasure, and you can purchase your favourites to take home with you. There will also be loads of live entertainment and good food to tickle your taste buds. Click here to get your tickets.


Publik Wine Fair

Date: Sunday, 21 October 2018

This is the perfect introduction to some of South Africa’s best independent artisan producers. So, if you love your wine, but are looking to try something different, then make sure you get your tickets to the Publik Wine Fair taking place at the Turbine Hall in Newtown. Interesting artisanal wines and a stunning venue – what more do you need to help you unwind on a Sunday afternoon? Expect over 100 wines made by more than 25 different winemakers, and if you find a new favourite, you can order on the spot. There are only 500 tickets available for this event, so hurry!

Veritas Tasting Johannesburg

Date: Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Want to get the opportunity to sip and enjoy some of the best award-winning wines in the country? Diarise the 23rd of October. The 2018 Veritas Awards have just recently held their judging and will be allowing wine lovers the chance to do a wine tasting of their double gold and gold winners at the Bill Gallagher Room at the Sandton Convention Centre. Tickets will be available at Computicket.


RMB WineX 2018

Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2018 – Friday, 26 October 2018

The ever popular RMB WineX is back later this month with yet another exciting instalment at the Sandton Convention Centre. When it comes to selection, you'll be spoilt for choice with 800 wines to choose from – mostly local – as well as a variety of fine brandy, Cape Ports, international wines and champagnes too. And if you'd like to grab a bite to eat in-between shopping and sampling, there will also be delicious deli meals from Mastrantonio available. You can get your tickets at the door or online.

Nederburg Wine Dinner

Date: Thursday, 25 October 2018

Join Nederburg Wine and the Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort for a delectable four-course menu and wine pairing. It's the ideal evening out if you need a date-night idea for that special someone who happens to love wine. Cost is R425 per person and you'll enjoy a perfectly paired menu prepared by Executive Chef Jean-Pierre . Make sure you arrive a little bit earlier on the evening to enjoy an aperitif before the dinner begins.


Please note: These Mother’s Day lunches are valid for Sunday, 12 May 2019 ONLY. Booking is essential. Offers are subject to availability.

Moyo Melrose Arch

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Celebrate that special lady in your life with the ultimate Moyo experience. Join them for a delicious lunch at their Melrose Arch branch for R379 per adult and R185 per child aged 4 - 12, kids under 3 eat for free. Wondering what's on the menu? Click here to take a quick squizz for yourself. Lunch will be served from 12:00 - 16:00.
For bookings, call Moyo Melrose Arch on 011 684 1477.

Details: | 011 684 1477 | [email protected] | Shop 5, The High Street
Melrose Arch, Birnam, Johannesburg.

Moyo Zoo Lake

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

The Zoo Lake branch also has something special in store for mothers. Treat mom to a breakfast buffet between 08:00 - 11:00 for R185 per adult, R85 per child between the ages of 6 - 11, and children under 5 eat for free. The breakfast also includes a complimentary glass of bubbly. Or you can celebrate this special day with their lunch buffet served from 12:30 - 16:00 from R345 per adult, R260 per pensioner, R185 per child aged 6 - 11, and children 5 years and under eat for free. Cost includes live entertainment, an Avon gift for Mom as well as kid’s activities to entertain the little ones. Click here to check out their menu.

Details: | 011 646 0058 | [email protected] | Zoo Lake Park, 1 Prince of Wales Drive, Parkview, Johannesburg

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The Barn at Irene Farm

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

We know this one is out in Pretoria, but it’s a lovely option if you’re looking to enjoy a Mother’s Day celebration out in the country. The Barn Restaurant at Irene Farm will be hosting a Mother’s Day buffet from 12:00 – 15:00 for R295 per person. Click here to have a look at their farm-style menu for this special day. Booking is essential, so make sure you contact them to reserve your table.

Details: | 012 667 4822 | [email protected] | Nellmapius Drive, Irene, Pretoria

Casalinga Ristorante

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Treat mom by spending Mother’s Day at Casalinga. They’ll be hosting a delectable Sunday lunch in her honour at R695 per adult and R180 per child under the age of 10. The cost also includes a special gift for mom. And to keep the little ones pre-occupied, there’ll be a jumping castle. Booking is essential so make sure you book ASAP. Visit their website to check out the menu for the day.

Details: | 087 941 1223 or 011 957 2612/3311 | [email protected] | Plot 328 Rocky Ridge Road, Off Beyers Naude Drive, Rietfontein, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.

Maximillien Restaurant

Date; Sunday, 12 May 2019

The Maximillien Restaurant at the Da Vinci Hotel & Suites will be serving a sparkling Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 11:00 – 13:00 on the pool deck. This brunch costs R395 per person and includes sparkling wine and a little gift for mom from Jimmy Choo. Booking is essential as space is limited, so be sure to make your reservation as soon as possible.

Details: | 011 292 7111 | [email protected] | Corner Maude and 5th Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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Piccolo Mondo

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

The Piccolo Mondo at The Michelangelo will be spoiling moms with a delectable Mother’s Day High Tea between 13:00 – 16:00. This special treat costs R355 per person and includes many delicious goodies to tickle your palate. Booking is essential. For bookings and enquiries on this special event, use the contact details below.

Details: | 011 282 7463 | [email protected] | The Michelangelo Hotel, Nelson Mandela Square, 5th Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Rodizio Brazilian Restaurant – Bedfordview

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Spoil your mother with one of Rodizio Bedfordview’s scrumptious set menus this Mother’s Day. There will also be live entertainment on the day. This Mother’s Day delight will be served between 12:00 to 15:00. And every mom will get a glass of bubbly! As for the menus, here’s what you can expect:

Set Menu 1 - (R255 per person)

Set Menu 2 (R275 per person)

Set Menu 3 (R295 per person)

Set Menu 4 (R335 per person)

Details: | 011 455 1093 | [email protected] | Shop 35, Village View Shopping Centre, Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Don’t miss The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort’s famous Mother’s Day Sunday Lunch Buffet at their award-winning fine dining Balata Restaurant. Not only will mom be spoilt, but the kids will also have a blast on the jumping castle and getting their faces painted. And moms can relax, as there will be babysitters watching the little ones. Cost is R470 per person and booking is essential.

Details: | 011 478 8000 | [email protected] | Setperk Street, Randburg, Johannesburg.


Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Spoil your beloved mom this Mother’s Day with a thoughtful and divine lunch at oneNINEone. Celebrate her and how much she means to you with a glass of bubbly served with freshly shucked oysters, a cold selection of local well-matured cheeses as well as tacos filled with crusted linefish, whisky-glazed pulled pork and smoked beans with chorizo. And the spoils are not complete without something sweet and indulgent, an opulent dessert counter offering soft flapjacks made to order, a mouthwatering selection of homemade ice creams as well as a variety of sweet tartlets, fruit verrines and chocolate torte. Sounds scrumptious!

Details: | 011 280 1188 | [email protected] | 191 Oxford Road,  Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Morrells Boutique Estate

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Whether you’re looking to start the celebrations early or would prefer tucking into an afternoon delight, Morrells Boutique Estate has just the Mother’s Day celebration for you and beloved mom. Take your pick from their Mother’s Day Breakfast served from 08:00 – 10:30 at R395 per person or the Mother’s Day Lunch from 12:00 – 15:00 at R 520 per person. Bookings are essential so make sure you make your reservation now to avoid disappointment.

Details: | 011 476 9495 | [email protected] | Corner of Weltevreden Road and Scott Street, Northcliff, Johannesburg

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The Kitchen | L'antico Giardino

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Mom only deserves the best, so why not spoil her with an specially prepared lunch at The Kitchen | L'antico Giardino in Lanseria this Mother's Day? They have something special planned, so make your reservation here. Click here to see what's on the menu for the day. Cost is R320 per person and R170 per child under the age of 12. There's nothing better than soaking up the autumn sun while celebrating and feasting with the family.

Details: | 011 575 3888 | [email protected] | Portion 17 Farm 543, Nooitgedacht, Pine Valley Road, Lanseria.

Valverde Eco Hotel

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Celebrate that wonderful lady with Valverde Eco Hotel on Mother's Day! They will be serving a delicious three-course lunch from 12:00 at R325 per person. If you want to find out what's on the menu or to see if there's still availability, simply drop them an email at [email protected].

Details: | 010 591 6840 | [email protected] | Plot 5, Lammermoor Drive, Johannesburg

Stonehaven on Vaal

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

As always, Stonehaven on Vaal is going all out with the Mother's Day celebrations! They have everything to make this day extra special, from breakfast and luncheon buffets to cruising delights and casual cruises down the Vaal. It's definitely a lovely way to spoil mom. For the full details of what's happening this Mother's Day, click here to get the full programme. Booking is essential.

Detail: | 016 982 2951/2 | [email protected] | Vaal River, next To Baddrift Bridge,

The Carnivore

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

For a beast of a feast, don't miss out on the Mother's Day celebrations at The Carnivore. They have a Mother’s Day Lunch set menu in store to celebrate those amazing women in our lives. This feast costs R395 per adult and R200 per child under the age of 12. Click here to see the menu for the day.

Details: | 011 950 6000 or 0861 732 237 | 69 Drift Boulevard, R114, Muldersdrift, Gauteng.


African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, Autograph Collection

Looking for luxury? Then make sure you visit African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, Autograph Collection for something that’s “exactly like nothing else”. It’s time to start planning for those year end celebrations, and African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, Autograph Collection has just the thing for you and your company. For their full selection of year end celebration packages, click here.

For more information, check out their website.

Pococks Action Beach - Fourways

Plan something unique and spend the day having fun with your team at Pococks Action Beach. There is a large beach area to use (accommodating from as little as 12 to 2500 people ) and you can decorate it to whatever theme you decide. This is the perfect place to sit back, relax, sip on a cocktail and celebrate a productive year!

For more information, check out their website.

Urban Tree - Kramerville

For something chic on the outskirts of Sandton to round off the corporate year, Urban Tree offers you and your colleagues a modern venue for your year-end function.  The venue can cater to anything from 15 to 500 people. And, if you are looking for a spot to party, Urban Tree is ideal if your function requires music or a platform for dancing.

For more information, check out their website.

Vegas Nights

Vegas Nights is a great idea if you are planning on having a Las Vegas themed year-end office party. They offer a great variety of the most loved and exciting games from Vegas to spice up any occasion. Try your hand at Blackjack, Poker, Roulette and Craps and enjoy a night that you and your colleagues will not forget. Vegas Nights can tailor make your fun gaming year-end event depending on whatever your budget, venue, concept and number of guests!

For more information, check out their website.

River Place - Pretoria

River Place out in Pretoria has a number of end-year function ideas for you to choose from to end your year off on a high note! You can choose from either a chilled river-side gourmet lunch party with a DJ, cocktails and shooters at the Al Fiume restaurant; Brandy and chocolate tasting in their Rock Boma followed by star gazing and spit-braai; or a riverside executive picnic. The party ideas are endless!

For more information, check out their website.

Valverde - Lammermoor

Valverde is perfect if you are looking to organise a country-style year-end function and they have year-end specials to cater for a relaxed lunch or dinner, and maybe even some action packed paintball. Plan your year-end function (for a day from Monday to Thursday) with them before end November and get a free paintball game. Contact them for more information.

For more information, check out their website.

Montecasino - Fourways

For a memorable year-end function that the colleagues will talk about for months to come, book your function at Montecasino where you can customise your own package according to your specifications. Choose the exclusive event, whether you want a buffet or plated meal, entertainment, table decor, the works! This offer is valid from 1 August to 15 December 2013, available for lunch and dinner for a minimum of 60pax.

For more information, check out their website.

Greensleeves Medieval Kingdom - Sterkfontein

For something different and fun, book your end of year function at Greensleeves Medieval Kingdom in Sterkfontein. They offer you superb food along with Medieval Feasts, DJs, costumes and entertainment to give you the perfect end-year event after a long and hard year. Just check availability with Greensleeves.

For more information, check out their website.

Tres Jolie - Muldersdrift

Tres Jolie offers you either an intimate courtyard venue which is beautiful and perfect for an end-year dinner, accommodating up to 80 guests and complete with a dance floor for you to dance the night away. The venue is a blank canvas for you to decorate and create whatever theme you desire!

For more information, check out their website.

The Fairway Hotel and Golf Resort 

Summer nights and fairy lights are in this summer at the Fairway Hotel and golf Resort. Book your end-year function at the venue's Balata Restaurant. There is also a private function room for you to indulge and dance the night away in.

For more information, check out their website.

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