Spend your winter Saturday afternoon enjoying a decadent high tea at Sun International’s four-star The Maslow Hotel, while relaxing in the natural splendour of their lush gardens, sipping on tea and indulging in petit fours. It's nothing short of luxurious.
This is the ideal place to impress visiting out-of-town relatives, close friends or your partner, while enjoying the warm autumn/winter sunshine in a relaxed and soothing atmosphere.
The traditional English-style afternoon tea — consisting of petit fours, miniature cakes, pastries, scones, quiches, mini pies, rissoles and tea sandwiches — is served on a three-tiered cake stand, with either a choice of tea selections, a G&T, or a glass of champagne, depending on your preference.
Wondering what delights can be found on the three-tiered cake stand? Here is what you can look forward to indulging in when visiting The Maslow.
A seasonal selection of miniature cakes, pastries and petit fours (two of each).
Two scones, dusted with powdered sugar, served with strawberry preserve, clotted cream and lemon curd.
Spinach and Feta quiche
Cheese and Jalapeno rissoles
Mini chicken pies
Chicken with nutmeg and tarragon, edged with walnuts
English hot-house cucumber with orange-mint butter
Smoked salmon and cream cheese with lemon
Enjoy their tea selection, which includes herbal and fruit infusions, black and green tea.
The Maslow Winter High Tea will take place between 13:00 – 16:00 on the the following dates:
The Maslow Winter High Tea will be held on the lawns of the Lacuna Bistro, located within the Maslow Hotel, corner Grayston Drive and Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg.
The cost is as follows:
For more information about the Lacuna Bistro and The Maslow, visit www.suninternational.com.
For bookings at the Lacuna Bistro, you can contact them on 010 226 4647 or [email protected].
This Valentine’s weekend, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff are offering couples the opportunity for a romantic getaway in the heart of the city with exclusive perks that'll ensure your experience is an unforgettable one. On arrival to your room, you will receive a special welcome amenity to sweeten your stay! Dinner is included at the acclaimed Flames restaurant or from the privacy of your room with a romantic set up on your balcony overlooking the city. The next day enjoy their Signature Westcliff breakfast and share an indulgent wellness experience together at the spa.
Details: www.fourseasons.com | 011 481 6000 | 67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff, Johannesburg.
Love is in the air, and Clico Boutique Hotel in Rosebank will be celebrating with a special romantic package this Valentine's Day. You'll have to contact them to get rates for this package, but we can tell you that it will include luxury accommodation with breakfast, 2 x 60-minute massage, a four-course tasting menu dinner for two, a romantic rose petal turn down, and chocolate dipped strawberries. Sounds very romantic, doesn't it? See their contact details down below and book your special Valentine's escape ASAP.
Spend a night under the stars with your Valentine, watching a classic romantic movie while enjoying a delicious three-course meal at Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel this Valentine’s Day. The menu includes a tasty variety of meats, salads, starches and desserts that’s sure to delight the taste buds. Then, at the end of the evening, turn in for the night in one of their comfy rooms. This Overnight Package includes the outdoor movie, romantic dinner, luxury accommodation and a continental breakfast from for R1 950* per couple. Click here to book your tickets now before it’s too late!
Make your Valentine's Weekend extra special with a two-night getaway to the Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre O.R. Tambo. Their Valentine's Weekend Getaway package includes two night's accommodation, a full English breakfast, a 30-minute couples back and shoulders massage and a romantic turndown for R3 650* per couple. This sounds like the perfect way to celebrate and enjoy the most romantic weekend of the year. Be sure to book your room ASAP to avoid diappointment.
When we think of Avianto, we think of the ultimate in romance! So, if you're looking to spoil your beloved with a romantic night away in the country, then Avianto's Romantic Dinner & Stay Over offer is a must! Book your night away in one of their luxury rooms on either Saturday 13 February or Sunday 14 February and enjoy a romantic Valentine's dinner for two in their restaurant. T&Cs apply. Contact Avianto for rates on accommodation.
PS. Click here for more Valentine's Weekend offers from Avianto.
Spoiling your Valentine doesn't only have to happen on one day. At African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection®, you can spoil them all year round with their Ultimate Romance Getaway package. This accommodation deal offers couples a two-night escape complete with luxury accommodation, breakfast and dinner for two, a couples massage at the award-winning Camdeboo Day Spa, a round of golf at a nearby Golf Course, a picnic under the big oak tree, one of Destination Irene's tasting experiences, as well as a romantic turndown to set the mood.
Spoil your Valentine with a wonderful and oh-so-romantic evening away at the Palazzo. They’ll be offering something special for the both of you. Valid on 12 and 13 February 2021, enjoy the evening staring into each other’s eyes while indulging in a delectable Valentine’s set menu at Medeo restaurant. Then, end of the evening with a stay in one of their luxurious rooms, complete with an in-room rose petal turndown and a decadent in-room breakfast the next morning at *R4 650 per couple. Book your spot now before it's too late!
February is all about celebrate that special someone in your life, so why not plan something romantic and exciting with them at Glenburn Lodge & Spa? During the month of love, they'll be offering a lovely Romantic Break Package at R1 750* per couple, which includes one night’s accommodation; a romantic dinner for two; as well as breakfast the next morning. To find out more about their selection of Valentine's offers, click here to see what else they have in store this Valentine's Day.
Spend your Valentine's weekend out in the wilderness at Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa. It's the perfect way to get away from the hustle bustle of your everyday lives and spend some uninterrupted alone time with your partner. Here, you can take your pick from two accommodation offers. On Saturday 13 February 2021, enjoy one night's accommodation and a non-alcoholic bubbly breakfast on Sunday morning at R2 750 per couple. Or on Sunday 14 February 2021, indulge in a private picnic lunch served in your room, the enjoy one night's accommodation and breakfast on Monday morning also for R2 750 per couple. Click here for more information.
For a relaxing escape that's not too far from home, why not book a stay at The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort? They're offering a Be With Your Beloved Valentine's Package, available on Friday 12 February 2021 and Saturday 13 February 2021. This package includes a three-course Valentine's dinner for two, as well as accommodation and breakfast the next more. One night per couples costs R2 750* and two nights per couple costs R4 250*. Book now before space runs out!
Celebrate your love at Black Eagle Hotel & Spa in Poortview over Valentine's Weekend. They have a lovely collection of Valentine's Day offers waiting for you and your sweetheart. On Saturday 13 February 2021, they will be hosting a romantic Valentine's dinner and stay over package. Enjoy a three-course dinner with your sweetheart and then turn in for the evening in one of Black Eagle Hotel & Spa's rooms on a B&B basis. This offer costs R1 980* per couple.
Sweep you Valentine off their feet with a romantic weekend away in the country. Misty Hills Country Hotel has plenty of Valentine's Weekend offerings in store that's sure to reignite the romance in your relationship. Along with their selection of Valentine's Weekend dinners for two, they also offer dinner and stay over packages for couples who are looking to make the most out of their romantic celebrations. Take your pick from two different stay over packages valid for Friday 12 February 2021 (R1 250* per person sharing) and Saturday 13 February 2021 (R1 285* per person sharing). Click here to find out more about the Valentine's dinners, package inclusions and more.
Whisk you sweetheart away on a romantic weekend away at Velmoré Hotel & Spa in Centurion. This hotel is offering a lovely and oh-so romantic dinner for two this Valentine's Eve, along with the option to stay the night. From R799* per couple for the delightful four-course plated menu, you can add overnight accommodation to your experience (Bed & Breakfast), from an additional R899* per person sharing. So, overall, R1 700* per couple if you wish to make it extra special. Make sure you book in advance. Terms and conditions apply.
The Maslow Sandton’s Executive Chef, Hector Mnyayiza, is using this lockdown to do more of what he loves. Between keeping his young son entertained, he has been in his kitchen, experimenting with dishes that South Africans should find comforting.
“The weather is starting to get cooler and with having to plan our meals prudently during lockdown when trips to the shops must be limited, batch cooking meals such as curries and casseroles is ideal,” he says.
Chef Hector encourages parents to invite their children to cook with them. It's a great way to keep your little ones entertained and makes them feel useful and capable. Also, they'll learn skills that they will use throughout their lives.
“My mother taught me how to cook. At the age of 10, I was already cooking family dinners and Christmas lunches. It was during high school that I realised that I could make it a career. Later on, during the holidays, I worked at a golf course as a part time cook. I already knew back then that I had a real passion for cooking,” recalls Chef Hector.
He enthusiastically shares his delicious Butter Chicken recipe, as well as an easy recipe for roti to be served with the hot meal.
For more information about The Maslow Sandton, visit their website at www.suninternational.com.
You can also contact The Maslow Sandton on 010 226 4600 and [email protected].
Sun International’s award-winning, The Maslow Sandton, has a romantic story to tell this Valentine’s Day. The story begins in a deliciously-romantic urban setting – not too far, but with the illusion of being somewhere far away.
Couples will be welcomed with a refreshing glass of bubbly while soothing love songs, performed by songstress Chanel and the Saxophone Duo, fill the air.
Dinner is served overlooking The Maslow’s tranquil oasis garden. The specially-created four-course meal is a story on its own. Oozing romance, it starts with tempura oyster and salsa vinaigrette.
The story takes a delightful turn with a choice between smoked springbok carpaccio with rocket and pomegranate salad; a refreshing kung pao salmon poke bowl with sesame rice; or a tapas board with falafel, marinated eggplant, hummus and grilled pita.
The journey continues with a mouthwatering selection of beautifully prepared main dishes including slow-braised beef short rib with creamy polenta; Chinese spiced line fish with potato rosti, asparagus spears and champagne veloute; blue cheese gnocchi and buttermilk chicken supreme with wilted greens, chicken and corn chowder.
And for a sweet ending, indulge with a choice of decadent desserts. Chef’s Love at First Sight is a rich chocolate tart with Turkish delight, white chocolate pearls, strawberry macaroon and pina colada ice cream, while the Romeo & Juliet is a composition of fresh strawberries, whipped cream, nougat, shortbread sphere and dark chocolate ganache.
Couples can choose to add another chapter to their Valentine’s celebrations by staying the night in one of the Maslow’s exquisite rooms, with breakfast the following morning.
The Maslow’s Valentine’s Day accommodation package costs R2 600 for the night, inclusive of house sparkling wine on arrival, breakfast the next morning, and either the Valentine’s Dinner at Lacuna Bistro on Friday, 14 February 2020 or a gourmet picnic to be enjoyed in the garden the following day.
Spacing is limited, thus booking is essential.
To book your table or find out more about Lacuna Bistro, email [email protected] or call 010 226 4647.
The Maslow in the heart of Sandton will be hosting another of its famous feasts this Christmas Day. With all the warmth, grace and sophistication for which the hotel has become known, this year’s Christmas Lunch is a family-style affair and offers a sumptuous buffet of traditional favourites with a cosmopolitan edge.
The feast starts with traditional eggnog welcome drink followed by a colourful array of canapés and homemade breads.
The selection of innovative salads includes amongst others Roquefort and pear salad with caramelised walnuts; roasted butternut with cracked pumpkin and dukka Prawn nicoise, and prawn and chorizo salad farfalle with dill and lime mayonnaise.
For mains, there's a choice of beautifully prepared vegetable dishes and succulent meats including honey-glazed gammon with thyme apple sauce; turkey with Christmas stuffing and mushroom veloute; slow roasted beef sirloin with onion gravy and Yorkshire pudding, and grilled line fish with confit shallot, lemon segments and parsley; crispy pork belly with caramelized apple gravy, and lamb rogan josh.
Vegetarians have a choice of vegetable dishes as well as halloumi ravioli with smoked paprika concasse.
The delicious journey culminates with a selection of indulgent desserts such as key lime pie; carrot cake with caramelised pecan nuts; pear tart with vanilla bean Chantilly crème; tiramisu; the Grinch’s pistachio opera chocolate brownie cheese cake with raspberries, and Turkish delight, rosewater and lime chocolate tart.
“Guests will be received and served in a warm, magical setting. While savouring a spectacular feast, they will be entertained by songstress Lindi and a saxophonist. Little ones will get to meet Father Christmas and have their faces painted. Christmas day at The Maslow is all about family,” says Executive Chef Hector Mnyayiza.
Lunch is served at 13:00 on Christmas Day (25 December 2019). Booking is essential.
To book or find out more, email [email protected] or call 010 226 4647.
Ray Chenez is "BroadRAY!"
International Countertenor Ray Chenez will be performing for two nights Only in South Africa. Showcasing his latest show, “BroadRAY” - a selection of Broadway musical numbers sure to get you singing along. This fun-filled evening includes a buffet cocktail dinner and welcome drink. Come dressed as your favourite Broadway character because Ray will select a best dressed BroadRAY King and Queen from the audience. Prizes will be given to the best dressed winners!
So, come along all you musical divas, because this is definitely one you won't want to miss.
Friday, 16 August 2019 - Saturday, 17 August 2019 at 19:00 on both evenings.
The Maslow Time Square Hotel, 209 Aramist Ave, Menlyn, Pretoria, Gauteng.
Tickets cost R900 for a standard table ticket, or R1 200 for a VIP table. Get yours here!
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Contact them on 086 1000 291.
Enjoy your lazy Sunday in luxury at The Maslow Sandton, as they present another famous Sunday picnic on Sunday, 28 April 2019. This time round, the hotel is partnering up with G H Mumm for a truly sumptuous and delightful experience. With the hotel’s tranquil oasis garden setting the scene, guests can relax and enjoy the autumn sun while sipping on bubbly and indulging in a selection of delicious gourmet picnic fare while lazing on the sprawling lawns, listening to a live band.
The gourmet picnic basket features enticing delights, including a Cape cheeseboard with sour ﬁg preserve and melba toast; roast chicken and butternut salad with blue cheese crème, butter lettuce and garlic croutons; cheeseburger sliders with tomato relish and hot buttered buns; mini wors rolls with mustard, sheba and caramelised onions; and crispy jalapeño arancini stuffed with cheddar and parmesan. And as for dessert, there will be strawberry and marshmallow skewers dipped in chocolate, as well as blueberry cheese cake jars topped with crispy honey comb. Sounds so decadent!
Each basket is packed perfectly for two and includes two glasses of G H Mumm.
This stunning Sunday picnic will take place on Sunday, 28 April 2019 from 12:00 – 18:00.
The gardens of The Maslow Hotel Sandton, 146 Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg.
The cost is R690 per couple and booking is essential. To book, call 010 226 4600.
Tickets will be available at the door but are subject to availability.
For more information about the Maslow Hotel Sandton, visit their website at www.suninternational.com.
You can also contact them on [email protected]nal.com or 010 226 4600.
Gather your loved ones and hop your way to Emperors Palace for some scrumptious Easter lunch festivities. Over the long Easter weekend, they'll have TWO festive options for you to choose from:
Easter Saturday High Tea
Join Emperors Palace for a whimsical afternoon complete with decadent treats to match. To find out more about this magical afternoon, email [email protected].
Sunday Easter Lunch at Rosetta’s
Make your way over to Rosetta’s Bistro for a lovely Easter Buffet Lunch perfect for the whole family. And to delight the little ones, they'll get a special Easter treat! To book, contact Rosetta's on [email protected] or call 011 928 1367.
Looking to treat the family to something special in celebration of Easter? Be sure to book your spot at the Fairway's Easter Sunday Lunch. At R495 per person (enquire for children's rates), you'll get a stunning buffet lunch offering only the best in Easter delights, live music for your entertainment, as well as something fun for the kids to keep them busy. Click here to take a look at what's on the menu. To book, call 011 478 8000 or email [email protected].
On Easter Sunday, guests can enjoy quality family time over a mouthwatering seafood spread at The Maslow Sandton, while the little ones can run around with the Easter Bunny to search for chocolate eggs hidden all around the hotel’s magical, lush garden. Guests can expect many delicious items on their festive menu, including half shell New Zealand mussels poached in white wine and herbs with fresh garlic; smoked paprika Norwegian salmon flaked on garden peas and sweet baby corn, cinnamon roasted pumpkin and blue cheese, and a deconstructed Greek salad, just to name a few. To make a reservation, call 010 226 4815 or 010 226 4786 or email [email protected] or [email protected].
If you're in Pretoria this Easter Sunday, be sure to book your Easter Sunday Lunch at the oh-so stunning countryside setting of Meadow Green Restaurant at African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection®. They will be putting on a spectacular Easter Sunday feast complete with a buffet lunch, a welcome drink on arrival as well as a special Easter egg hunt for the little ones. To book, call 012 667 6464 or email [email protected].
To celebrate Easter in decadence and style, be sure to make your way to The Michelangelo in Sandton for a stunning Easter High Tea that's sure to delight your sense. For enquiries regarding the menu and bookings, you can contact Ellen Kunene on 011 282 7463 or email [email protected]. But hurry, space is limited. Booking is essential.
Celebrate Easter at The Hilton Sandton! Spoil the whole family with a delicious Easter Sunday lunch buffet filled with an array of culinary flavours, as well as some fun activities to keep the kids entertained, including an Easter egg hunt! For more information and bookings, email [email protected] or call 011 322 1888. Booking is essential.
How about enjoying an Easter Sunday lunch out in the country? Sounds rather peaceful, doesn't it? Tuck into a delicious treat at Casalinga, which will include loads of Easter favourites such as homemade, oven-baked bread; traditional Italian parma ham; potato dumplings in a creamy truffle sauce; prime beef fillet and a mouthwatering selection of delectable desserts. And, to delight the children, there will be an Easter egg adventure hunt and a jumping castle for their enjoyment. Booking is essential, so contact them on 011 957 2612 or [email protected].
Spend your Easter Sunday at the Black Eagle Boutique Hotel. They'll be hosting a delicious Easter Sunday Lunch feast situated in their lush gardens, which will be followed by lovely festivities and fun for the children. They'll enjoy an Easter egg hunt, a colouring competition, a jumping castle and, of course, a special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny! To check out their menu, click here. Also, booking is essential, contact them on 011 958 5225 or [email protected].
If you're looking to get out of the city this Eater, we know just the place. Stonehaven on Vaal are going all-out with the Easter celebration this year! All weekend long, they have awesome Easter Weekend Specials that you and your family don't want to miss. For the kids, there will be Easter egg hunts, all-day complimentary children's activities, a colouring competition and a dedicated kiddies menu. And for the whole family, there's a wide selection of feasts to choose from, whether you would like to stay on land or upon the Vaal River with their cruising buffets. Booking is essential, you can contact them on 016 982 2951/2 or [email protected].
Easter Sunday lunches are all about spending quality time with your loved ones and of course, feasting! And if you're in search of a beast of a feast, then be sure to book your table at the Carnivore. This lunch has everything you could possibly imagine, from all different types of meat (including venison, crocodile and chicken livers) to salads galore and a decadent selection of desserts to round off your afternoon on a sweet note. Booking is essential, so be sure to contact them on 011 950 6000 or 0861 732 237.
Know of other great places for Easter lunch not mentioned above? Let us know below!
At the Maslow Sandton, the centuries old-tradition of the High Tea has received new vigor with a modern-day twist! You can now expect and enjoy decadent tea-time treats perfectly paired with handpicked specialty teas in a delightful five-stage palate-pleasing journey.
Being inspired by the flourishing diversity locally produced, specialty teas and how their flavours and aromas can enhance food, the Maslow Sandton offers guests the opportunity to explore and revel in this sensory experience for themselves.
In the comfort of comfy arm chairs overlooking the hotel’s exquisite garden, guests can enjoy a sumptuous selection gorgeous treats paired with some of the most perfect teas available in the country. With regards to the pairings, this is what you can expect:
The Maslow’s Pairing High Tea is defined by its luxuriousness and exclusivity – and the Maslow’s characteristic contemporary personality. They have redefined the age-old custom for today’s discerning afternoon tea enthusiast to combine the essences of then and now for the ultimate experience.
The Maslow’s Pairing High Tea is served every Saturday between 08:00 and 17:00.
The cost is R320 per adult and R160 per child under 12.
To book, contact Lacuna Bistro at [email protected] or 010 226 4652.
For more information about The Maslow and this exquisite modern High Tea experience, visit www.suninternational.com.
At the Maslow's Africology Spa, the African Potato Pregnancy Wrap is perfect for mommies-to-be. Enjoy a natural body wrap made with African potato and marula oil, along with a traditional foot ritual and a relaxing scalp massage, and the pièce de résistance – a soothing massage with moisturising marula oil. Or why not unwind with the Coffee and Mint Body Wrap? Your skin will be prepared with their walnut and marula shell exfoliator, then covered in a mud wrap made with coffee extract and spearmint. This wrap is helpful for water retention and cellulite reduction. You will leave feeling rejuvenated and as calm as can be.
Details: www.suninternational.com | 010 226 4688 | The Maslow, 06 Sandown Valley Crescent, Sandton, Johannesburg.
Head down to the Michelangelo Spa & Gym at the Michelangelo Hotel and relieve that sore back with their Journey of Joy Prenatal Massage. Take your pick from a 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage or go all in for a 60-minute full body massage that'll work out all of those aches and pains that pregnancy brings. By the time you're done, you'll feel like a brand new person.
Let's face it, enjoying a massage or indulging in certain spa treatments can be a little difficult with a growing belly, which is why the Da Vinci Spa & Gym has the perfect pamper treat for you. Their Mother To Be Pregnancy Therapy ensures absolute relaxation, indulgence and, of course, comfort while you treat yourself to 90 minutes of absolute bliss while sitting in their specialised and unique beanbag to cater for your baby bump.
Life Day Spa has the perfect package for preggies who want to be pampered from head to toe! The Mother-To-Be package offers mommies a soothing pregnancy massage, which aims to increase circulation, relieve tired muscles and leave you feeling rejuvenated. And that's not all, the pamper session also includes floatation therapy, a classic facial, a signature mani pedi and use of the spa facilities. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a leisurely afternoon, don't you agree?
Relax and unwind at Octavia’s Day Spa with their Mommy-To-Be Massage, which will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed at the same time. The massage uses specific prenatal techniques that help increase circulation, ease sore and tired muscles, and relieve both mental and physical fatigue. Growing a human being is hard work, so this pamper session is a must.
For an escape from the everyday stresses or to relieve those aching muscles, book yourself a Pregnancy Pamper Experience at the Spa in the Country at Misty Hills in Muldersdrift. It's a super-relaxing way to reduce stress and promote all-round wellbeing during your pregnancy. This three and a half hour rejuvenating experience includes a spa lunch, a Prenatal Massage, conditioning manicure and pedicure and an African Scalp Massage.
Details: www.spainthecountry.co.za | 011 950 6051 or 0861 732 237 | Misty Hills, 69 Drift Boulevard, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.
Head to the Spa at Fairlawns and take advantage of their relaxing and soothing Signature Spa Journeys, which can all be altered to suit mothers-to-be. There are a variety of lovely and indulgent experiences to choose from, including the Romantic Sunset Retreat for you and your spouse, complete with a relaxing bath soak in the soft glow of candlelight, a side-by-side soy candle massage and a pressure point foot massage. You will also receive a complementary bottle of sparkling wine to enjoy during your soak or with your three-course fine dining lunch or dinner. You can also treat yourself to a Harmony Half Day, starting with a full body massage followed by a Classic Customised Facial, after which you'll tuck into a healthy two-course lunch before continuing your relaxation with a Classic Manicure and Pedicure.
Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean that you should be limited to certain spa treatments. At Aronia Day Spa, they have a ton of Mommy-To-Be delights for you to choose from. Accentuate that radiant glow with the 60-minute Gorgeous Glow Pregnancy Facial and relax those tense muscles with the 60-minute Mama Mio Prenatal Massage or the super-indulgent maternity half-day package.
Using Mama Mio products, Sherbet Angel offers some maternity treatments to pamper and relax visiting mommies-to-be. Take your pick from the 70-minute Mellow Mama full-body massage, the 45-minute Pregnancy Back Massage or the 45-minute Lighten Up Leg Treatment. Or even better, why not just do them all and make an afternoon of it? It'll be the ultimate pamper session.
Whether you're searching for a short massage to soothe your sore back or want to make the most of the day and enjoy a relaxing pamper session, Camelot Spa will have a special treat for you. Go all out with the Mommy To Be Spa Experience (2 hours and 30 minutes) complete with a Pregnancy Massage, a 30-minute On-The-Go Manicure, a 60-minute Deluxe Spa Pedicure and snacks. Alternatively, you could enjoy a 'quickie' with a one-hour pregnancy massage to relieve typical pregnancy discomforts, such as lower back ache and poor circulation. This massage is only offered to moms beyond their first trimester.
By Kim Brown
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Nelson Mandela Square
A tourist attraction and home to the most exclusive stores and restaurants in the city, Nelson Mandela Square has everything you need for the perfect shopping experience. Start off by taking a stroll through their collection of shops, which includes Corthay Paris, Fabiani, Factorie and Forever 21, to pick up a few in vogue pieces to add to your wardrobe. Then end off your shopping spree with an afternoon dining on the square at Hard Rock Café, Tasha’s or Trumps.
A visit to Sandton is not complete without experiencing the shopping haven of Sandton City. Just a stone’s throw from Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City has just about everything you could ever need – and want – all under one roof. Spend the day finding the latest fashion trends at Zara and H&M, purchasing the best makeup on the market from Edgars and Urban Decay, lunching at JB’s Corner or Walnut Grove, and spotting a few local celebs.
Hyde Park Corner
From sophisticated international fashion brands to fantastic dining options and speciality stores, Hyde Park Corner boasts a reputation for being the centre of luxury. Shoppers can expect a retail experience like no other, complete with over 500 of the globe’s foremost international brands and 130 iconic stores. You can also catch the latest blockbusters at their Nu-Metro cinema or delve into your favourite author’s latest novel while grabbing a cappuccino at the Social Kitchen in Exclusive Books.
If you're into fancy feasts and fine dining, then Sandton is the place for you. As the richest square mile in Africa, there's good food to be found around every corner.
Pappas On The Square
Everybody loves a classic. Sinatra singing Fly Me To The Moon, Sean Connery as James Bond in an Aston Martin from the 60s. You might not find any Sinatra or Connery or DB5s at Pappas On The Square in Sandton, but you will find that elusive quality found in the mainstay of what makes a classic. Their authentic Greek food is amazing. We suggest the lamb shank – the meat just falls off the bone.
The Bull Run
A butcher and restaurant combo, The Bull Run is conveniently located opposite the JSE (Johannesburg Stock Exchange) and a stone's throw from the Sandton CBD. It has fast built up a reputation as the business lunch or dinner restaurant of choice and serves perfectly matured South African beef.
Nelson Mandela Square, Hyde Park, Melrose – there’s no problem finding a tashas in Sandton. This is just the restaurant if you want to tuck into something simple, fresh and comforting. Stop by for breakfast to start off your day on a good note, pick up a sarmie for lunch, or get together with the girls for some coffee and scrumptious desserts.
Café Del Sol Botanico
You don’t need to be outdoors to reconnect with nature. Complete with shades of green, aubergine, grey and white, Café del Sol Botanico brings nature indoors, making it a unique spot to grab an early lunch, a few cocktails or a fantastic meal. Their menu has a selection of colourful salads, comforting pasta, Italian classics, including risotto and gnocchi, and cheesy pizzas.
Book yourself into one of the many luxurious hotels and suites in Sandton. The beds are soft, the views beautiful and the service stellar. Here are some of our favourite places to crash in Sandton.
Known as one of the most popular hotels in Africa, the Michelangelo Hotel offers 242 suites and rooms, along with world-class facilities including conferencing space, in a magnificent setting. You can also look forward to easy access to some of Africa's finest shops, restaurants, cinemas and the theatre at Nelson Mandela Square.
Guests can expect to receive world-class service at the DAVINCI Hotel and Suites at Nelson Mandela Square. The hotel features an immaculate infinity pool with cushioned loungers, and a full-service spa and a gym. The hotel's rooms have contemporary white and black décor, a wall-mounted flat-screen TV, and tea and coffee making facilities are provided in the room together with a mini bar. The DaVinci hotel also has an exclusive whisky, wine and cigar lounge.
If you're looking for luxurious accommodation with free WiFi and a swimming pool at a good price, then look no further than The Maslow. The hotel features contemporary decor, carpeted floors and is furnished with warm colours. Each room has a panoramic view of the city as an added bonus.
From the stage to the dance floor and everything in between, Sandton is not just a pretty sight to see but a great place to find entertainment. Here are some of the coolest places to check out when you're in town again.
A&G Theatre On The Square
Who would have thought that Sandton would be the place to go if you enjoy the stage? The Theatre on the Square is located on the northeastern corner of Nelson Mandela Square. There are a few low-price previews prior to the official opening of each new show, so keep your eyes glued to their official site to see what's cracking at the Theatre On The Square.
Taboo Night Club
Porches, Jaguars and Hummers line the pavement outside the Taboo Night Club. Beautiful people can be found inside having the time of their lives, donning designer outfits and sipping martinis. The atmosphere is altogether fun, and the décor is second to none, with red and black wallpaper, red lighting and white leather couches all over the place. It's the kind of place celebrities and politicians go to blow off some steam.
Looking for the perfect whisky bar? Then head to the newly launched Maxim Lounge in Sandton. Maxim has collaborated with Scotch whisky stalwarts, Johnnie Walker, so the barmen's uniforms are branded with the iconic striding main motif on the cuffs and chest. Needless to say that the Maxim Lounge serves some of the most exclusive and rare whiskies in the world.
James and Ethel Gray Park
With some of the best sunrises and lovely views of the city, James and Ethel Gray Park is a small park ideal for early morning running sessions, walks with your beloved four-legged companions, or a relaxed stroll.
Sandton Central Park
Right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Sandton’s financial district is the small yet beautiful Sandton Central Park. Not only does it give business people a place to relax during their lunch hour, but it’s also a lovely spot for dog walking, playing a few rounds of soccer or having a picnic with the family over the weekend.
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By Shawn Greyling and Kim Brown
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