With two in-house restaurants, you get a variety of dining options for every occasion and experience. The fine dining a la carte restaurant called Rambling Vine offers diners an exceptional dining experience, complemented by an award-winning exclusive wine list offering. Rambling Vine is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years. The dress code is smart casual and regrettably, no sneakers, shorts, t-shirts or slops will be permitted.
Twist restaurant has recently undergone a complete refurbishment, and now has a modernised and sophisticated look with the finest most flavoursome and homemade dishes. The Executive Chef shows off his excellent culinary skills with a Sunday Carvery Lunch on every first Sunday of each month. The carvery selection offers a variety of roast meats ranging from lamb and beef to chicken, casserole dishes and fresh country salads.
There’s a fully operational Kids Club facility available which offers a whole new way for families to enjoy time away together, while also giving grown-ups a chance to really enjoy their break this Easter. The Kids Club caters for all age groups from toddlers to teens over weekends, long weekends and school holidays. A Kids Holiday programme is offering a lot of fun activities including an Easter egg hunt. Click here to view the program.
The Mountain Bike Activity Centre, known as The Cog & Sprocket, is ideally located for both mountain bike and trail running enthusiasts. It offers access to single tracks (varying in distance from 1.29km – 12km), along with several other useful facilities including deli-style dining, shower amenities, bike wash bays and ample parking. Complimentary for in-house GUESTS, and a nominal fee for day visitors, you can explore the countryside in 5-star style. More reason to escape to the outdoors in the country. Is the country outdoors calling your name? Then click here to find out more!
Time spent in the countryside would not be complete without the opportunity to relax, recharge and rejuvenate at the award-winning Mount Grace Spa. Located at the top of the property, with beautiful views of the Magaliesburg, the spa offers the ideal environment to unwind and ease away the stress of Jozi living. The spa has been named as the Top Spa in South Africa for the second year running. With 18 treatment rooms (of which nine cater to couples) and a variety of treatments and promotions on offer, look no further for a blissful pamper experience. End your treatment with a calming and complimentary hydrotherapy journey, which includes time in a heated flotation pool, steam room and reflexology walkway to name a few. Click here to view seasonal packages.
Indulge and enjoy full privacy during by selecting your preference from 16 unique conference venues spread across the property for privacy and tranquillity, secluded from daily distractions and which can accommodate up to 220 delegates. A dedicated events team will ensure that your exclusive event runs efficiently, smoothly and successfully, for a truly tailor-made experience. Experience the difference with a variety of themed tea and coffee breaks as well as healthy options. An express spa treatment menu is also available.
Other activities on offer at the hotel include fly-fishing, birding and tennis. There are a variety of off-site activities to also enjoy whilst making the most of your time in the countryside. Click here to view the African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa activity guide.
Pre-booking of Spa treatments is essential to avoid disappointment, inquire with the Spa Team for other Spa offers.
For More Information
Tel: 014 577 5600
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Date: 08 December 2017 – 03 January 2018, open daily from 19:00 – 22:00
This one is a given! The Garden of Lights, set up in the picturesque gardens of the five-star D’oreale Grande Hotel, is an absolute must this holiday season. Experience a winter wonderland, light extravaganza filled with yuletide adventure for both young and old, and lots of fun activities for the whole family. Tickets cost R25* per person and the Festive Family Package (for a family of five) costs R100. Get your tickets at Tixsa. Proceeds from this event will go to CANSA and the Peermont Children’s & Education Funds.
Dates: 16 November 2017 – 03 January 2018
For even more festive cheer, don’t miss out on the Melrose Arch Christmas light display. Children of all ages will be in awe of the magical twinkling lights in the shape of festive baubles, fairies, a giant teddy bear, shiny stars, reindeer and so much more. There will also be a variety of family fun on offer, including choirs, carols, street entertainment, magicians and visits from Santa Claus every weekend!
Date: 03 December 2017 – 24 December 2017
Kids will have an absolute blast at Sandton City this holiday season! From The Most Spectacular LEGO® Event and photos with Santa Claus to Nickelodeon’s Shimmer and Shine meet-and-greets, Hamleys Train rides, a life-sized snow globe and much more, there’s loads of fun and excitement to keep the little ones entertained while you shop up a storm.
Dates: 08 – 24 December 2017
Expect lots of adventure, special visits from Santa, meet-and-greet sessions with Gumball, and so much more at Eastgate this December. There will also be dance competitions, quizzes and games to keep the kids entertained while finish your festive shopping, not to mention the chance to meet one of the world’s most famous bears, Paddington Bear!
Date: 08 December – 15 December 2017
If you need ideas on keeping your children entertained, then check out Hilltops Friends Preschool and Playschool in Douglasdale. They are running a holiday program for children aged 12-months to 10-years-old for either a half day or full day of fun. The kids will love all the Christmas arts and crafts, games, singing and dancing on offer!
Dates: 11 December 2017 – 22 December 2017
This fun and educational holiday programme at Calvary Methodist Church in Midrand is ideal for children between 5 and 12 years of age! The wide range of activities on offer includes arts and crafts, yoga, baking and cooking, drama, music, scientific experiments, trips to the theatre, visiting the zoo and watching movies. There will also be a line-up of organised games, story time and free play, as well as a morning and afternoon snack! The cost is R280 per day. Email [email protected] for more information.
Dates: 12 – 14 December 2017; 19 – 21 December 2017; 09 – 11 January 2018
Yoga4Kids has some exciting workshops available at the Good Vibrations Health Sanctuary in Rivonia. Every workshop day will run from 09:00 – 12:30 and offers kids a space to enjoy yoga, dance, mindful activities and games. Enrolment is on a first-come-first-served basis, so make sure you register ASAP. The cost is R1 650 per workshop or R550 per day/drop in.
Dates: 05 – 08 December 2017; 08 – 12 December 2017; 11 – 15 December 2017; 18 – 22 December 2017; 08 – 12 January 2017
Do your children enjoy cooking and getting their hands dirty? Of course they do! Bright Young Chefs will be hosting a holiday baking workshop for kids over the age of three. The cost is R150 per session (three hours long) per child, which includes a chef’s hat, use of all the equipment and ingredients needed, refreshments, aprons (for use only) and takeaway containers. They’ll have lots of fun baking Christmas Tree brownies, gingerbread cookies, cupcakes, fruit mince pies, and even a Christmas Cake. Yummy! Get your tickets here.
Date: Open every day from 08:45 – 20:00 depending on the day
This is a great way to get your kids away from the Play Station/Xbox/Switch/TV and all other electronic devices. At iJump, they can burn off some steam by jumping on trampolines, diving into foam pits, getting their adrenaline pumping with extreme jumping, joining in fitness classes and so much more. You can find iJump at Clearwater Crossing, East Rand Mall and The Glen. Weekday rates are R50/hour* for kids aged between 2 – 5 and R100/hour from kids aged 6 and older from Monday to Thursday. Make sure you get the iJump grip socks for R20pp (not included in the entry fee).
Dates: 7; 12; 14; 19; 21; 26; 28 December 2017 and 4; 9; 11 January 2018
Seeing as though it hardly ever snows in Joburg, we need to make a plan when it comes to experiencing those wintery and festive activities we see in the Northern hemisphere. Thankfully, the Ski Deck in Ferndale offers visitors the chance to ski, snowboard and bum board! For just R100 per child, kids aged 3 and up an bum board to their heart’s content. There’s also a play area complete with jungle gym, trampoline and zipline. Booking is essential.
*Prices correct at time of writing
You’re in the country and it’s time to unwind with a romantic summer countryside getaway. African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa is proud to have recently joined the distinctive and extraordinary Autograph Collection by Marriott brand. It’s all about ultimate relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of the city and creating memories with loved ones in the all-encompassing surroundings of the Cradle of Humankind, whilst taking in the hues and soft lavender fragrances scattered throughout the property.
Nestled in a charming country setting amongst the Magaliesburg Mountains, merely an hour’s drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria, the African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, Autograph Collection is an oasis of tranquillity to recharge in body, mind and spirit, the perfect destination for couples or families looking for a city escape this summer.
There are many dining options on-site to choose from to suit every occasion and mood. Have something to celebrate? Enjoy a romantic picnic supplied by the venue on the beautiful lawns at the spa while taking in the scenic views of the Magaliesberg. A wide selection of seasonal fruit, sandwiches, charcuterie, pâtés and desserts are available. For bookings, contact Reservations on [email protected] or call 014 577 5600 at least two hours prior.
The à la carte restaurant, Rambling Vine, offers diners an exceptional experience, complemented by exclusive wines. This is the perfect venue to enjoy a romantic meal. They also host food and wine pairing dinners once a month featuring a different winemaker each time. For more information and bookings, contact Reservations on [email protected] or call 014 577 5600. Please note the restaurant is not suitable for children under the age of 16.
The Twist Restaurant specialises in creating delicious dishes with the finest local and organic ingredients and dining is buffet-style. The restaurant also hosts a weekly Sunday lunch that can be enjoyed while taking in the country scenery. Contact Reservations for bookings.
The hotel offers a Kids Club facility which gives parents a chance to enjoy time together while their children are looked after and entertained. The Kids Club caters for all age groups from toddlers to teens, keeping them occupied over weekends, long weekends and school holidays. A Kids Holiday Programme runs during the summer school holidays.
For active guests, the Mountain Bike Activity Centre, The Cog & Sprocket, caters for both mountain bike and trail-running enthusiasts. It offers access to single tracks (varying in distance from 1.29km – 12km) along with a number of other facilities including deli-style dining, showers, bike wash bays and ample parking. More reasons to escape to the countryside.
Time spent in the countryside would not be complete without the opportunity to relax, recharge and rejuvenate at the award-winning Mount Grace Spa. Located at the top of the property with beautiful views, it has 18 treatment rooms, nine of which are for couples. The spa offers a variety of treatments and promotions designed to give you a blissful pampering.
End your treatment with a complimentary hydrotherapy journey, which includes time in the steam room and on the reflexology walkway. For in-house guests, there is a spa entrance fee of R250 for the use of these facilities, should no treatments be booked (excluding the floatation pool). A R350 spa entrance fee applies for day visitors for the use of the spa facilities (excluding the floatation pool).
Outdoor activities include birding and tennis and there’s a useful activity guide that provides on-property information, including the bird species you can spot during your stay. There’s also information about exciting things to do in the area.
Spoil yourself with a luxury break this summer, whether for a romantic weekend, to celebrate a special occasion or simply to relax in the lap of luxury. This offer includes:
This offer is valid Friday to Monday from 03 September 2018 - 31 March 2019 and excludes 23 December 2018 - 01 January 2019. It's available seven days a week between 20 – 25 March 2019. Minimum two-night stay, terms and conditions apply.
Summer is in the air and it’s the perfect time to book your holiday, whether for a romantic break or a fun-filled family getaway. Enjoy a 15% discount off their Best Available Rate when booking 30 days in advance.
This offer is valid seven days a week from 07 December 2018 – 20 January 2019. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability.
Contact Reservations for additional offers not listed here.
Create your own countryside Summer Spa Experience by selecting FOUR treatments from the following list to make up your own pamper session. The cost is R1 200 per person for two hours.
This offer is valid Monday to Friday from 01 December - 14 December 2018 and 10 January - 28 February 2019. Not valid over public holidays. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other promotional offers. Full pre-payment required. No cancellations accepted. Terms and conditions apply. Valid Sunday 14:00 to Friday 14:00 only. Strictly no children under the age of 16 allowed at the spa.
Enjoy complimentary use of the spa’s hydrotherapy journey which includes the use of the steam room, Jacuzzi, rock pool and reflexology walkway. Contact the spa team about other offers or view them online at www.marriott.com/jnbmm.
For more information about African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, Autograph Collection, visit www.marriott.com/jnbmm.
You can also contact them on 014 577 5600 or [email protected].