Tag: Johannesburg blogger

Review: Clico Boutique Hotel

The appetising welcome platter of salmon-topped crackers and macaroons was just a teaser of the delectable dinner that was awaiting us. Later that evening, we indulged in a five-course tasting menu tailored to our dietary requirements - creamy tomato soup with parmesan tuilles, seared scallops with butternut puree, kingklip with mushroom risotto, sesame-seared salmon fillet […]

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Review: Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

I walked into the huge open-plan lobby of the Radisson Blu Gautrain and was immediately struck by its size – extending all the way from the Central One Restaurant on the one end to the bar at the other, with the reception area in–between. The public areas seemed to flow together harmoniously, welcoming me to […]

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2014: My year in blogging

2014 was a wonderful year for me in terms of travel. I got to tick off some major items on my bucket list. January My first weekend away for 2014 was to Askari Game Lodge and Spa in Magaliesberg where we had some delightful elephant interactions. March We had a family weekend away at Sparkling […]

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Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures

Around 3300 years ago, in ancient Egypt, a young boy became a Pharoah at the tender age of eight. He ruled for about ten years at a time when the Egyptian Empire was at its height and died at the age of eighteen under mysterious circumstances. He was hastily buried in an underground tomb in […]

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Nizamiye Mosque - Istanbul in Johannesburg

As one travels on the busy highway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, it is likely that one’s eye will be caught by a striking vision of domes and minarets, a sight one would be much more likely to see in Istanbul, Turkey than in Midrand, Johannesburg. It is the Nizamiye Mosque , one of the most […]

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Kievits Kroon - The Perfect Hideaway

What makes a great hotel? Is it the luxurious surroundings, the outstanding service, the delicious food, or the superb facilities? If it is any of these, then Kievits Kroon can safely boast all of them. It was awarded Best Luxury Country Hotel in Africa by the World Luxury Hotel Awards, multiple times, proving that this […]

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The Orient Hotel - Escape to The Orient

A short drive away from Pretoria, ensconced in a 280 hectare nature reserve, stands a Moorish-inspired marvel rising like a mirage above the trees. As you enter the gateway leading to the palace-like structure, you leave the real world behind and enter a world of fantasy and make-believe, a world of Aladdin’s carpets, Maharajahs’ beds, […]

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