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Forever Young

Jun 29, 2022

During winter, the most common questions we are faced with relate to the treatment of dry winter skin. After all, dry, itchy or scaly skin during the winter months is a condition to which all of us wh...

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Introducing Sima

Jun 27, 2022

We are very pleased to introduce the most recent addition to our field guide team, Sima. Sima is an Eastern Cape local from nearby town of Addo and a graduate of the Wilderness Foundation’s Siyanzenze...

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Akira's Story

Jun 27, 2022

Akira is the granddaughter of a famous cheetah called Sibella. Sibella was viciously attacked by hunting dogs in the North West province after which she underwent a five-hour surgery, then was nursed ...

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Land Rehabilitation

Jun 27, 2022

Over the last six months we have been trialling new methods of land rehabilitation in an area of severe erosion along the access road to the lodge. The best way to restore land varies from place to pl...

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Meeting Mandy

May 31, 2022

Meet Mandy Mkhize, DAVINCI Hotel & Suite's Sous Chef, and all round superstar in the kitchen. Mandy prides herself on being one of just a few female chefs within the Legacy group, and pours her he...

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Winter Skincare

May 29, 2022

Cold Weather Care from Head to Toe! The winter weather wreaks havoc on our skin, from low temperatures, the cold wind, going in and out of heated cars, houses and offices, scratchy scarves, there is n...

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Meet Laura Ncube

Apr 29, 2022

Laura Ncube is a spa therapist at Legacy Balance DAVINCI SPa, where she assists in making guests feel relaxed and rejuvenated when visiting the spa. We sat down with Laura to learn more about what mak...

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Be Happy this May

Apr 24, 2022

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”-Abraham Lincoln Is happiness a choice? Definitely, YES! Happy people realize that happiness is a choice that they make intentionally ...

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Kuzuko Cheetahs

Apr 19, 2022

Kuzuko's Cheetah Update The Cheetah Metapopulation Project (CMP) entails the management of approximately 486 Cheetahs on 68 reserves in Southern Africa. The project is coordinated by the Endangered W...

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Meet Jonas

Mar 31, 2022

Meet Jonas Jakobo, DAVINCI Hotel & Suites Night Handyman in the Maintenance Department Jonas plays a very important role in assisting guests and other departments in the hotel to ensure everything...

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Spa News

Mar 28, 2022

The Davinci Spa, arguably one of Sandton’s best-kept secrets, has recently enjoyed a mini-makeover, leaving it looking fresher and sleeker. And, with the new look and feel, comes new products and tre...

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Serum Power

Mar 25, 2022

SERUMS: To layer or not to layer? A cleanser cleanses. A toner tones. A moisturizer moisturizes. But serums? These multi-taskers treat many skin types and conditions. They boost results both in facial...

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Meet Gabi at DAVINCI

Mar 01, 2022

Meet Gabriele Ihrybauer-Elder, our Deputy General Manger at DAVINCI Hotel & Suites. We sat down with Gabi and asked her a few questions, so our valued clients and guests could get to know this won...

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Peel to reveal

Feb 23, 2022

Are you Intimidated by AHA’s? Don’t be. The term “chemical peel” may sound intimidating to some who are used to traditional facials, however there are several different types of chemical peels that ad...

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The best of SA

Feb 10, 2022

Travel lovers looking for their next bucket list experience, should add South Africa to their catalogue of must-visit destinations around the world. At the tip lies Cape Town, one of the most beautifu...

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Love is ...

Feb 09, 2022

As South Africa gears up for the weekend of love, here are some country-wide ideas for those of you who haven’t yet decided on how to spoil their special someone this Valentine’s Day... Sandton, Job...

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Meet Gadija

Jan 27, 2022

Meet Gadija, A young vibrant, energetic go getter Gadija has been in the hospitality industry for 10 years and has gain experience in various departments. Starting out as a switchboard operator at T...

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iExchange Awards

Jan 26, 2022

The winners of the 2020/21 iExchange Awards have been announced and Legacy Hotels & Resorts is proud to be among this year’s frontrunners. With 21 properties across Southern and Western Africa, L...

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Take Action in 2022

Jan 19, 2022

Let’s face it—dreaming about your goals is the fun part, but without the ability to see them through, dreams are only that. The great thing about determination, though, is that it doesn’t have to be s...

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New Year Solutions

Jan 04, 2022

We are “Anti-Resolutions” for a Healthy New Year. This year let’s start small so that our goals won’t be orphaned by March. This year we make solutions not resolutions....

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Swakopmund Reopens

Dec 17, 2021

After being closed for nearly 21 months since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the landmark Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre in Namibia’s premier tourism mecca, Swakopmund, is pleased to announce...

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Beyond Wrinkles

Oct 26, 2021

No one appreciates those telling reminders of age, particularly those that appear in the mirror. Staring back at us, a face we used to remember. To correct signs of ageing, women and men of all ages h...

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Sandton Superhero

Oct 26, 2021

A team of superheroes were spotted dangling off the side of the DAVINCI Hotel & Suites in Sandton on Monday. Spiderman, Black Panther, Batman and Superman were in fact the hotel’s window-cleaning ...

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Billy Chetty

Oct 26, 2021

Meet Billy Chetty, DAVINCI Hotel & Suites Head Concierge. Billy started his journey with Legacy Hotels & Resorts in 1999, where he learnt the ropes of hospitality, and developed a love for it...

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Alto234 Rooftop Bar

Oct 25, 2021

Welcome to Alto234, the highest, urban bar in Africa. Found on the rooftop of The Leonardo in Sandton, the space boasts 360-degree views over one of the most-wooded cities in the world. Serving only t...

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Travel Trends

Oct 21, 2021

Covid-19 has left a significant impact on the local tourism industry but not all of it has been for the worst. This, according to Hara Jackson, Sales Director of Legacy Hotels & Resorts. Hara als...

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Ladies Lunch

Oct 19, 2021

On Saturday, 2 October 2021, The Leonardo hosted their first Ladies Lunch, proudly sponsored by BMW and MINI Sandton. Designed to inspire, celebrate and recognize women – through the art of storytelli...

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Butler Training

Sep 30, 2021

DAVINCI Hotel & Suites recently offered their staff the opportunity to participate in butler training, to help the staff achieve guest satisfaction by providing service of the highest level. This ...

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Rejuvenation Time

Sep 22, 2021

Your Favourite Treatment Awaits! We’ve been deemed non-essential, closed temporarily and revamped our spas with stringent cleaning protocols, masks for all, disposables for all, fogging, spraying and ...

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Milissa Naidoo

Sep 15, 2021

Milissa Naidoo is our brilliant Rooms Division Manager at The Portswood Hotel, a smiling, friendly face always ready to welcome you to the hotel. As a little girl Milissa always had an interest in tou...

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Back to Kuzuko

Sep 01, 2021

The past 17 months have been challenging to say the very least. The impact of COVID-19 on the years 2020 & 21 has been unprecedented. It has truly been a time of re-invent, adapt and focus on the ...

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Relax at the Spa

Aug 31, 2021

TOUCH and how it Heals! “No other form of communication is as universally understood as touch. The compassionate touch of a hand or a reassuring hug, can take away our fears, soothe our anxieties, an...

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Amelia at Davinci

Aug 25, 2021

Meet Amelia Langeveldt, DAVINCI Hotel and Suite’s brilliant Banqueting Coordinator. Amelia loves all things canary yellow, which seems fitting as she used to sing cheerfully in a choir! Although accor...

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Spa Women We Love

Jul 21, 2021

This Women’s Month we celebrate our team, a group of dynamic and highly trained professional women who are dedicated to providing our guests with "incredible, outstanding and unbelievable service...

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Mandela Day 2021

Jul 13, 2021

Covid-19 and the subsequent Level 4 lockdown will make it hard for many South Africans to get involved and perform their 67 minutes this Mandela Day. As such, Legacy Pride, a Legacy Group initiative a...

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Ballet with a View

Jul 08, 2021

The Leonardo, South Africa’s tallest building, together with renowned local dance company Joburg Ballet, has released a video showcasing the iconic building and its outstanding art collection, through...

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Bongani Maseko

Jun 24, 2021

Meet Bongani Maseko, one of our most efficient waitrons. Bongani is easy to approach and loves making conversation with customers, and learning more about the world through their eyes. Bongani loves ...

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Renate's Skincare

Jun 23, 2021

We love success stories… This month we would like to showcase another success story from Legacy Balance’s extended family. Renate Klass, Managing Director of Futurethis and sole distributor of QMS, Te...

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The Portswood

Jun 22, 2021

For over 20 years, Legacy Hotels and Resorts has operated some of the most iconic properties in the country and on the African continent as the trailblazers and disruptors in the hospitality and touri...

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May 28, 2021

Microneedling. Scary or the Latest Miracle Skin Treatment? Microneedling has been on the market for a while but it is only recently that it has gained popularity. We never would have imagined that a ...

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May 26, 2021

Meet Cheryldene, our luxurious Legacy Balance Spa's Coordinator. Cheryldene loves that she gets to interact with all different types of people, from different cultures and backgrounds. It is one of he...

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House of Nala

May 11, 2021

Renowned African fashion and lifestyle platform African Fashion International (AFI) opened its e-commerce store, House of Nala, in March 2020. The timing was ultimately perfect, as it gave African fas...

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Cheetah Escapades

Apr 30, 2021

Recently, some of our lucky guests witnessed a unique, and special sighting from Bakubung’s Villa 3. They relayed their lovely experience to us, and we knew we had to share it with you. It started on ...

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Seema Singh

Apr 29, 2021

Meet Seema Singh, our Cost Controller. Seema loves working with her colleagues in the accounts team and is very admin driven, always succeeding in her tasks. Seema’s original dream was to be an Air H...

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The Healing Touch

Apr 20, 2021

Looking for a healing touch? It is in times like these when we need the power of human touch the most. Portia at our Davinci Spa is revolutionizing the customisation of body massage, and for her, it’s...

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Pilanesberg Winter

Apr 06, 2021

Why winter is a good time to visit the Pilanesberg South Africa is undoubtedly a world-class safari destination, and one of the most unique (yet often overlooked) experiences can be found within the P...

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Ranger Diaries

Apr 06, 2021

Clients often ask when the best time of the year is for game viewing, which is a difficult question to answer because each season holds its own beauty - but winter is definitely one of the more specta...

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Isaac Seabi

Mar 23, 2021

Meet Isaac Seabi, our Assistant Concierge. Isaac finds that he often looks too serious in person, masking his joyous and lively personality. He loves to go dancing and to celebrate the beauty of life....

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Spa Delights

Mar 12, 2021

NOLO and THANDEKA we applaud you! In these ever-changing times where adaptability is key, one thing stays the same- you can only make an impact if you’re passionate about what you do! This April, Lega...

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Tlhabologa Mesalane

Feb 26, 2021

Meet Tlhabologa Mesalane, one of our top Reservationists! She loves receiving positive reviews from her guests as they portray how devoted and dedicated she is to her job. This motivates her to push h...

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Spa Newsletter

Feb 26, 2021

Admirable leaders are humble. They work hard in silence and let their leadership make the noise, but they don’t shy away from being vulnerable. They know pride is concerned with who is right and humil...

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The Yellow Frames

Feb 01, 2021

These days, moments can be captured in so many different ways. A flash, a click- your moment is saved, no matter what the medium. The uniqueness of the process lies in what has been captured, and trav...

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Theo Mkhabela

Jan 29, 2021

Meet Theo Mkhabela, our wonderful Assistant Food and Beverage Manager. Theo is exceedingly passionate about the hospitality industry, and this passion motivates him to do his job to the best of his ab...

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A New Team

Jan 29, 2021

As the world continues to transform, we here at Legacy Hotels and Resorts have continued to adapt to the new norms. We are proud to announce that our Group Financial Director, Neil Yates has been prom...

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Spa Newsletter

Jan 20, 2021

WHO DO WE LOVE? CELEBRATING LEADERS IN OUR WORLD OF BEAUTY & WELLNESS: To kick off 2021, we’d like to celebrate some of the South African players in the beauty and wellness industry. Each month g...

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Spa Newsletter

Jan 04, 2021

2021, I accept your Challenge! Let us not digest what has passed, especially after a year like 2020. Looking back and being reminded of the hardships, the fights, the challenges, the things we never ...

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Janine Rädel

Dec 01, 2020

Meet Janine Rädel, our General Manager's right-hand lady. She has a shining smile and is the glue that holds our hotel administrative affairs together. Janine is a grammar and spelling aficionado, so ...

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Spa Newsletter

Dec 01, 2020

It’s Time to RECHARGE this December! It’s been an unpredictable, unsettling year. And the whirlwind continues with the uncertainty of what will happen in 2021! How do we handle it all? This will be ...

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Diana Li

Oct 28, 2020

Meet Diana Li, one of our lovely receptionists at DAVINCI Hotel and Suites. Her warmth will wrap around you upon your arrival to our lavish lobby. She first fell in love with hospitality as a child. ...

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NY Cheesecake Recipe

Aug 31, 2020

Chef Kalpesh’s Recipe of the Month Cheesecake: a creamy, sharp-yet-sweet luxury delight. Baked or not, this dessert is a delicacy for each mouth it reaches. Originating in Greece, this dish was known ...

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Namibia Events

Mar 02, 2020

“Few destinations can compete with Namibia’s raw, unspoiled beauty for off-grid adventuring”, Says Connor McGovern from National Geographic. He ranked Namibia number 1 for the destinations that are ov...

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Drop the Hint

Feb 17, 2020

February is commonly known as “The Month of Love”. During this month you want to show the special people in your life that you love them, but you don’t always know how. And in return, they don’t alway...

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IKA Olympics 2020

Feb 14, 2020

Ahead of the 2020 Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, we sat down with Chef Trevor Boyd – Executive Chef at The Michelangelo Hotel and Manager of the South Africa Culinary Team – to discuss his Olympic jo...

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Be my Valentine

Feb 11, 2020

The exact history of the day is unclear; there are many conflicting origin narratives. One story suggests that Shakespeare was responsible for romanticising the concept. He ensured that it became an o...

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Legacy Packages

Feb 04, 2020

LEGACY PACKAGES With the start of a new year, getting back into the swing of things could be a bit of a drag. At Legacy Hotels & Resorts, we are here for you. We can relate to that need for anothe...

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Kwa Festivities

Dec 12, 2019

The “Place of the Rock” is the place to be this Festive Season. The vegetation is lush and alive from all the rain that has blessed Africa lately. Pilanesberg in Summer is paradise, and Kwa Maritane B...

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Legacy's Sandton

Nov 25, 2019

The 90’s were the start of something new for South Africa and it’s cities. As the times changed and the country grew, the town of Sandton matured with it. In 1994 Sandton Square was forged; 10 years l...

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Sandton: The City

Nov 22, 2019

Sandton! It’s prosperous, influential, trendy, and it’s interesting. Many years before Sandton became the business and leisure hub of Johannesburg, it was occupied by indigenous South African groups, ...

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Mrs South Africa

Nov 11, 2019

What a dazzling show! Legacy Hotels & Resorts are proud to have been one of the sponsors for The Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa 2020 Grand Finale that took place on the 8th of November 2019, at Emp...

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A Pioneer Cheetah

Nov 07, 2019

Successfully ‘wilded’ female makes her way to Makutsi, Limpopo. In the last week of October 2019 Jasmin, the successfully 'wilded' five-year-old female cheetah who was the very first to have entered t...

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Joburg's Best

Oct 22, 2019

As per their website “The annual Best of Joburg Readers’ Choice Awards ... or simply the Best of Joburg, as it’s widely known, is one of the most popular, and certainly most successful, competitions i...

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Free to Be Wild

Oct 13, 2019

Kuzuko Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape – September 2019: September last year saw a milestone achieved in the conservation industry with the start of the Breeding, Wilding and Release Project, set u...

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Art at Raphael

Jul 31, 2019

With its decidedly European apartment living feel and overlooking the Nelson Mandela Square, it is the works of art at the Raphael that bring one back to the realisation that we are indeed still in Af...

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Explore Bakubung

Jul 29, 2019

Situated within the rich expanses of the Pilanesberg National Park, experience the subtleties of the African bush at the Bakubung Game Lodge, ‘People of the Hippo’. Set amidst the crater of a long ext...

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Visit Elephant Point

Jul 26, 2019

Elephant Point is an exclusive estate that borders with the legendary Kruger National Park, which means its location alone, leaves a great deal to be enjoyed and experienced by guests. Only a five-hou...

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The Quarter Kitchen

Jul 24, 2019

Allow the alluring undertones of turmeric and tamarind; or cumin and coriander to chauffeur you to a 400-year-old history, rich in flavour, tradition and ingenuity. The fusion between authentic Malays...

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The Leonardo

Jul 22, 2019

Looking out over the Sandton skyline it’s difficult to miss Legacy Hotels newest addition to the family, The Leonardo. Towering over 200 metres tall, the development is 60 metres higher than The Miche...

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ALTO Gourmet

Jul 19, 2019

Enter a world where fantastic flavours, fine wine and gourmet cuisine collide. The Michelangelo Hotel’s Piccolo Mondo Gourmet Dinner is a delight for the discerning palate. “Our gourmet dinners are p...

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Vist Mich Spa

Jul 17, 2019

Need an escape amidst the city bustle? Why not rejuvenate at the Michelangelo Spa where the expertise, décor and location speak for itself. Located just off Nelson Mandela Square, this serene spa can ...

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Stay in Pilanesberg

Jul 15, 2019

Popping into Johannesburg for a whirlwind visit but still want to experience the bush? Then you simply have to ensure you get your way to the Pilanesberg. Here you can enjoy the calls of birds and wil...

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Activities in CT

Jul 12, 2019

Regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town, also known as the “Mother City,” is home to both our exquisite Commodore and Portswood Hotels. Enjoy absolute comfort at the Commo...

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Makeup with Ryno

Jul 11, 2019

Beauty was the language of the day as the hottest Hollywood makeup trends and secrets were revealed in The Makeup Masterclass by Ryno. The Centurion Hotel is proud to have hosted a lavish day of glitz...

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SHEC Desert Race

Jul 09, 2019

Founded in 2002, Racing The Planet Ultramarathon series is hosted in numerous countries around the world, including Namibia. This year’s theme, “The Race of Champions," took place in the beautifu...

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Dav's Diamond Status

Jul 05, 2019

We are excited to announce that The DAVINCI Hotel and Suites have maintained their Diamond Status for their Environmental Management efforts. This is according to the Heritage Environmental Rating Pro...

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Visit Labadi Beach

Jul 03, 2019

The Labadi Beach Hotel has earned its name as Ghana’s premier luxury destination as it stands out as a bastion of first-class accommodation in the heart of one of Africa’s busiest business districts. ...

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Stay at Towers

Jul 01, 2019

Once you enter the exquisite Michelangelo Towers, you will know you have arrived. Rising an impressive 143 metres above the Sandton skyline, the Towers offers panoramic views of the Magaliesberg and G...

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Dorp van die Jaar

Jun 30, 2019

Kwêla Dorp van die Jaar is an annual competition held by the celebrated DStv Channel, kykNET, and this year the winner is none other than the quaint city of Swakopmund - Where the Skeleton Coast Comes...

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Ameera at Davinci

Jun 28, 2019

The commercial capital of Africa, Sandton is certainly all things luxurious, opulent and trendy. From the towering sky scrapers to the high-end shops of Diamond Walk. The heart of Sandton’s retail and...

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Dining at Piccolo

Jun 26, 2019

In the culinary revolution we have seen in the last decade restaurants have evolved from being mundane reproductions of “haute” cuisine to literal theatres of aesthetic, as well as, culinary excellenc...

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The Quarter Kitchen

Jun 24, 2019

I’ve tasted, experienced and cooked many different authentic world cuisines in my life as a wandering foodie. But time and time again, when I’m asked what my favourite dish is, I will immediately retu...

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Chef's Table Review

Jun 21, 2019

Kitchens are notoriously hot, noisy and stressful environments – we all know the old saying: “if you can’t stand the heat…” But these days, the best seat in the house is quite possibly right there in ...

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Kuzuko's New Cubs

Jun 20, 2019

The second litter of cheetah cubs has successfully been born into the protected wild of Kuzuko Lodge as part of the joint “Breeding, Wilding and Release Project”, set up by Ashia Cheetah Conservation ...

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Secret Eats

Jun 19, 2019

Experience a curated culinary event like never before! Secret Eats is the ultimate one-of-a-kind dinner in which experienced chefs craft menus to delight palates, the interesting catch is that guests ...

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Classic Crème Brûlée

Jun 12, 2019

Having sampled some of the best crème brûlées on offer in culinary destinations as far as New York, Paris, London, Prague, Sydney and Bangkok, it has become almost an obsession to find the perfect int...

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Bakubung Review

Jun 10, 2019

One of our country's biggest attractions is nature. Tourists come from near and far, and even us South African's love spending a few days in the bush. Being a Jo'burger the tendency is to want to go q...

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SHEC Magic Show

Jun 05, 2019

Allow yourself to be transported to a night of fun, magic and comedy this June at the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre. Our acts for the night are three talented local entertainers Larry Soff...

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Makeup Masterclass

Jun 03, 2019

Whether you are a makeup-fundi, beginner or have a general love for all thing’s beauty, The Makeup Masterclass by Ryno at the Centurion Hotel is the ultimate experience for you! Not only does he have ...

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Troutbeck-Why visit?

May 31, 2019

Troutbeck has been a part of the tourism scene in Zimbabwe for over 45 years, giving it all the experience it needs to host guests in utmost comfort and style. The log fire in the reception area is a ...

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Bakubung-Family Trip

May 29, 2019

Tucked in the expansive malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung, meaning “People of the Hippo”, is a bush lodge that has just what your family is looking for. Peace and tranquillity are merge...

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K9 Project Watch Dog

May 27, 2019

Project Watchdog is an initiative of the SANParks Honorary Rangers that has been in operation for the past 7 years. Up until the end of 2018 it was only operational in the Kruger National Park. As of ...

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Adventure at Kingdom

May 24, 2019

The small resort town, Victoria Falls has made itself a name as the adventure capital of Southern Africa, and it’s no surprise as travellers from around the globe have flocked to bungee jump over The ...

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Kuzuko cubs

May 22, 2019

During the early hours of a stormy late-summer’s morning on 15 March 2019, the first three cubs of a pioneering cheetah-conservation project were born at Kuzuko Lodge. The birth of these cubs is parti...

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Tshukudu, Why visit?

May 20, 2019

If you are looking to escape the buzzing city life, or simply need a change of scenery, then you should slip away to Tshukudu Bush Lodge. Nestled against a hillside and surrounded by the striking moun...

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Mich Towers Review

May 17, 2019

When we choose a place to stay, we put several points in consideration, among them, the location. The Michelangelo Towers achieves that first goal of allowing us to be in the heart of Johannesburg. Th...

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Exploring Swakopmund

May 15, 2019

The coastline of Namibia is an arid and unforgiving one, in fact so much so that it is known by travellers as the Skeleton Coast and by its original inhabitants, the Bushmen, as “The Land God Made in ...

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The art of facials

May 13, 2019

We caught up with Legacy Balance Spa’s Margarita Ioannou about how in her career she has taken time out to perfect the art of the facial massage. Early in my career, Spa visitors always booked extra f...

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Dining at Parc Fermé

May 10, 2019

In possibly one of the most conveniently situated areas in Sandton, Parc Fermé is the ideal eatery for visitors to the Sandton Convention Centre as well as office dwellers waiting out the traffic bef...

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Travelling to Africa

May 08, 2019

Heading to Africa for a holiday or safari? There are a couple of things that might be useful to know to make your holiday run smoothly. Flights and travel Africa has a number of international airport...

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Encounters at Kwa

May 07, 2019

I’ve been a nature enthusiast for the past ten years, and worked as a professional guide for the past five. Over the years, I have encountered a few dangerous situations and with them, gathered a few ...

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Bakubung Spa

May 03, 2019

Ah, the beautiful African bush. It is something that you must experience first-hand to truly understand and Legacy’s property, Bakubung Bush Lodge is one of the best places to see it. Bakubung has for...

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Why visit WCCR

May 02, 2019

If you are looking for a holiday destination with a twist, want to reward your team with an incentive with a difference, or simply need a new environment to host a conference - then we suggest you loo...

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Mother's Day Treats

Apr 29, 2019

“Life doesn’t come with a manual; it comes with your mother.” — Celebrate your mum this Mother’s Day with a variety of offers from High Tea at the Michelangelo in Sandton to a delicious buffet meal in...

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Visit Zimbabwe

Apr 26, 2019

You will never understand the true meaning of being at peace with nature until you travel into Africa, where every hidden corner, exquisite view or majestic creature you encounter will awaken your sou...

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The Maximillien

Apr 24, 2019

Experience New York style fine dining in the heart of Sandton at Maximillien Restaurant at Davinci Hotel and Suites. Enjoy a fabulous menu while overlooking the bustling city below. Interested? Read o...

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Bakubung Villas

Apr 23, 2019

The exclusive Bakubung Villas development is located at Legacy’s Bakubung Bush Lodge, within the serene embrace of the Pilanesberg mountains, in South Africa’s North West Province – an area whose hist...

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What's in a bottle?

Apr 19, 2019

Great ingredients make a big difference to the quality of a good spa experience. Read on to find out what one of our Head Therapists at Legacy Balance Spa’s had to say. As a Skin Care Therapist, I hav...

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A Namibian Adventure

Apr 17, 2019

Each year we take enormous care in planning our holidays. A time where we can relax and unwind and breathe in new vigour for the months ahead. Holiday time is time to unwind, relax and enjoy some time...

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Pack for the Bush

Apr 15, 2019

There's somthing truly magical about experiencing Africa in the wilderness, with the stars as your canopy and the sounds of trickling water and wildlife as your soundtrack. Packing for the adventure c...

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Apr 12, 2019

This year we will be sharing stories of the wonderful employees of Swakopmund Hotel. First on our journey is Fredrick Daniel who has worked at Legacy for 18 years. My journey began on the 1st of Apri...

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Kuzuko and Ashia

Apr 10, 2019

It’s been an exciting few months at Kuzuko Lodge in the Eastern Cape. This popular bush lodge is known to be the home of the famous roaming lion Sylvester, as well as a newly wilded female cheetah nam...

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Holiday at Kwa

Apr 08, 2019

After spending New Year's Eve at home we then headed out to Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, which means Place of the Rock, and is set in the Pilanesberg National Park. Admittedly, we have been coming to Kwa ...

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Elephant Point

Apr 05, 2019

Elephant Point is an exclusive 290 hectare estate bordering the nearly 2 million hectare Kruger National Park, the jewel of South African National Parks, and overlooking the magnificent Sabie River, o...

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Easter fun

Apr 01, 2019

‘Easter is the only time it’s okay to put all your eggs in one basket!’ From the city buzz of Johannesburg to the beaches of Accra, treat the family to something different this Easter. Read on to find...

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Mother Nature

Mar 29, 2019

Mother Nature can be a cruel queen at times, however every move she makes on her chess board is for a purpose. We may not know it at the time, but as her game with life continues, we begin to see the ...

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Pack for the beach

Mar 27, 2019

Africa is often described as ‘a world in one continent’ and indeed there is no greater way to describe this land of exceptional beauty and astonishing variety. Whether your travels take you to the bea...

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Time for a walk

Mar 25, 2019

Our guides love sharing their adventures and tales. Read on to find out more about a recent walk at Kwa Maritane. At Kwa Maritane we always have very informative and enjoyable walks within the Pilanes...

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A night in Sandton

Mar 22, 2019

Experience a magical night in the heart of the city centre at any of the glorious Legacy properties in Sandton. Read on to find out more....

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WCCR's new Chef

Mar 20, 2019

For more than 30 years, Chef Garth Shnier has been the maestro behind many fantastic dishes experienced in some of the best restaurant and hotels in South Africa. Now, the talented chef heads up the k...

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Kuzuko's new arrival

Mar 18, 2019

Kuzuko Lodge has an exciting new addition to the family! Read on to find out more about the newest Kudu. My guests and I embarked on a chilly and drizzling morning for our drive not expecting to see m...

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Aromatherapy at LBS

Mar 15, 2019

There is nothing as soothing as a massage. Now couple it with aromatherapy and you are in for a few moments of pure bliss, where you can drink in the healing effects of a relaxing and rejuvenating tre...

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Kwa Maritane Dining

Mar 13, 2019

If there’s one thing that can enhance even the most glorious African bush experience, it's sumptuous dishes prepared to exquisite perfection. Read on to find out how the team at Kwa Maritane create th...

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Plate like a pro

Mar 11, 2019

Ever heard the adage “we eat with our eyes first”? I think many of us would be hard pressed to argue against the fact that a beautifully presented dish trumps a fast food burger wrapped in paper. In f...

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Boma dinners

Mar 08, 2019

There is something incredibly fulfilling and life affirming about being under the stars, in the wide-open spaces of nature and spending time with others. It is this very ideal that has shaped the even...

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The hunt

Mar 07, 2019

It was supposed to be a morning like every other while out on the reserve, heading out and seeing what predators were still active after the rainy evening before. Senior Ranger Dean Pieters and I, hea...

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Meetings in Africa

Mar 04, 2019

We like to do things a little differently in Africa. While the continent does keep pace with the trends and developments in conferencing across the globe, there are a few nuances that distinguish the ...

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Michelangelo Gourmet

Mar 01, 2019

Ignite your taste buds with the ultimate gastronomic experience at the Piccolo Mondo restaurant in Sandton’s lavish Michelangelo Hotel. Dine on culinary delights created specifically for the evening a...

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The small conference

Feb 27, 2019

What many people don’t realise when they put a conference together is that the conference becomes a mouthpiece for the company or brand being promoted. Everything from the size of the conference, the ...

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The Chef's Table

Feb 25, 2019

There is something quite fantastic being cooked up in the kitchens at Sandton’s iconic Michelangelo Hotel. The chef’s table experience brings guests up close and personal with the chefs who prepare th...

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Conferencing Namibia

Feb 22, 2019

Every event organiser is keen to find a new conference destination. Delegates can easily become bored with the same old activities in the same locations, with the same décor and the same predictable a...

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Cape City Break

Feb 20, 2019

We all know that Cape Town has the mountain, and that’s why many visitors trek to the mother city each year. However, the city has so much more to offer, and with long weekend’s around the corner, it’...

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Events at the Cupola

Feb 18, 2019

Creating the perfect space for an event is a thing of legend. Every event organiser looks for that ultimate venue that will not only form the backdrop of a jaw-dropping experience, but that will also ...

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Dinner Etiquette

Feb 15, 2019

There is nothing better than being invited to enjoy a lovely meal that you have not cooked yourself. Provided, of course, the meal tastes good. The art of fine dining presented at a dinner party is ma...

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Parc Fermé Changes

Feb 13, 2019

Parc Fermé restaurant has added a few enticing new treats to their already diverse repertoire. You can sip on a selection of expertly paired gins while relaxing with a hookah pipe, which is now availa...

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High Tea at the Mich

Feb 11, 2019

The Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton is well known for its exceptional, delectable high teas. The luxury and sophistication of these exclusive events goes without saying, however, it is the delicious dis...

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Romance in the air

Feb 08, 2019

Africa has always held a romantic allure for couples. It’s a continent that promises wildness, mystery and adventure, which makes it the ideal destination for those seeking the thrill of a Safari or t...

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Conference Planning

Feb 06, 2019

Organising a successful conference is not quite as easy as it may sound. One of the things to remember before you set out to plan an event of any sort is that you can only please some of the people so...

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Cape Malay Cuisine

Feb 01, 2019

Something exciting is happening at the Quarter Kitchen restaurant at the Portswood Hotel. Not only has this iconic restaurant introduced fabulous new dishes, it has also undergone a name change from T...

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The Bachelor

Jan 31, 2019

This Valentine’s Day (14 February), M-Net premieres the local version of the immensely successful international reality dating show franchise, The Bachelor. The series will see local heartthrob, entre...

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Get out the office

Jan 28, 2019

Another meeting. Another conference. And it’s all done in the company’s special in-house corporate conference or meeting facilities. Of course, it makes sound business sense – costs can be cut effecti...

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Art at Parc

Jan 25, 2019

The Parc Ferme restaurant in Sandton has become well-known for its Afro-Fusion cuisine and is one of the trendiest spots for friends to gather. The restaurant has now become a little cooler with an in...

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Kuzuko Foundation

Jan 25, 2019

The Kuzuko project is the brainchild of Dr Kim Tan, a Malaysian entrepreneur based in the UK who was inspired by the beauty of the wilderness and the surrounding community to start the project as a ca...

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Madiba's Dessert

Jan 14, 2019

Trifle with a twist? For those of you who have dined at The Michelangelo you are probably well acquainted with the jaw-dropping crème brûlée served in a literal puff of smoke. To continue to honour th...

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Mich Hotel Year-End

Dec 03, 2018

As we race towards the end of the year, it’s time to consider what needs to be planned for the perfect year end function. There is still time to put together the ideal mix of food, fun and camaraderie...

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Coventry at Kingdom

Nov 27, 2018

The Kingdom at Victoria Falls was proud to host renowned athlete and world record holder Kirsty Coventry on her recent trip to Zimbabwe. Not only is she a twice crowned Olympic champion, and winner of...

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Labadi Awarded

Nov 14, 2018

Last Friday’s GEM (Guest Experience Masters) Awards saw Labadi Beach Hotel emerge as the best hotel. The Awards recognises and celebrates individuals and establishments who contribute to the developme...

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Troutbeck Greenhouse

Nov 07, 2018

The Troutbeck Resort's four hundred square meter greenhouse is an exciting new venture made chiefly of transparent 200 micron plastic material in which tomato plants are grown. The idea behind the g...

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Choose Africa

Oct 31, 2018

What is it that makes Africa so special? There is no question that visitors are captivated by the continent’s wildlife, magnificent landscape and the promise of wild adventure. It is no small wonder t...

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Dark of night

Oct 29, 2018

What happens in the bush after dark? Our Senior Guide at Kwa Maritane Francois Mare went out in search of what happens when the sun goes down. Sunset over the mountains of the Pilanesberg is mesmerisi...

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Jasmin's Hunt

Oct 24, 2018

The conservation team at Kuzuko Lodge, managed by Legacy Hotels and Resorts, are happy to report that the captive bred cheetah named Jasmin, which was donated to Kuzuko by ...

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Mich Hotel's 5 Stars

Oct 19, 2018

We are proud to announce that The Michelangelo Hotel has retained its 5-star grading. The grading system is independently assessed by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, which looks at everyt...

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Kuzuko pride grows

Oct 11, 2018

Conservation in action as orphaned lionesses raised completely in the wild now both have cubs. The Sylvester pride doubles with birth of two more cubs, bringing total to eight lions at Kuzuko. There h...

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Pack for a purpose

Oct 08, 2018

Kwa Maritane is actively involved in the Pack for a Purpose campaign which is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. Many donations are made to the lodge throughout the year from guests, which are...

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Culinary Olympics

Sep 16, 2018

Trevor Boyd, Executive Chef at The Michelangelo Hotel, has been appointed as the Manager of the Culinary Team South Africa for the 2020 Culinary Olympics. “It was a proud moment for me to be named th...

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Unused ears

Sep 15, 2018

Jeandré Nothnagel, our Head Ranger at Kuzuko Lodge explores our often overlooked feathery friends. Owls are feared by some, but admired by most. In the avian world, these birds are the apex predators ...

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Night-time surprise

Sep 14, 2018

What happens in the bush after dark? Our Head Field Guide Jared Reid went out in search of what happens when the sun goes down....

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Cheetah Release

Sep 07, 2018

A win for conservation: Captive-born cheetah released into the protected wild Paarl, Western Cape, September 2018: Ashia Cheetah Conservation, a registered non-profit company, has accomplished the fir...

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Nighttime drives

Aug 16, 2018

What happens in the bush after dark? Shawn Catterall our General Manager at Tshukudu Lodge went out in search of what happens when the sun goes down. Once the sun goes down, the bush becomes a differe...

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Impala rut

Aug 15, 2018

Shawn Catterall is our General Manager at Tshukudu Lodge. Not only does she take incredible images but has some wonderful stories to tell. Read on and be transported to the bushveld. At the end of sum...

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A sight to remember

Aug 14, 2018

Shawn Catterall is our General Manager at Tshukudu Lodge. Not only does she take incredible images but has some wonderful stories to tell. Read on and be transported to the bushveld. On our way back t...

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Amazing surprise

Aug 13, 2018

And then I saw it, just a tail, a white tipped tail. I couldn’t believe it! I was so excited I couldn’t speak, I just pointed excitedly. The guests' heads jerked to the right and then there was mayhem...

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Mich Gourmet Dinners

Jul 26, 2018

Good food, good wine and great company — a tried and trusted recipe for the perfect night out....

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Miss Namibia 2018

Jul 18, 2018

The Windhoek Country Club Resort formed the perfect backdrop for the glamour filled night of the 38th annual Miss Namibia pageant. From the 12 gorgeous contestants, Selma Kamanya emerged as a favourit...

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DAVINCI Wins Award

Jul 13, 2018

The DAVINCI Hotel and Suites, one of Sandton’s premier lifestyle destinations, and part of Legacy Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce that it has been commended for its efforts in maintaining a ...

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Take pride

Jul 10, 2018

This years SA Bike Festival was a huge success gathering a variety of crowds from bike enthusiasts to avid collectors. Festival goers reveled in viewing and testing some of the biggest bike names in t...

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Dinner and a show

Jul 10, 2018

If you want to add a little spice to your Friday night, join us in Maximillien Restaurant for dinner with a difference, and on the first Friday of every month to see the Lovely Michelle Oppensure....

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The PortsWood Hotel

Jan 23, 2018

The PortsWood hotel is seen as a piece of Cape Town’s history. The restaurant and lobby are built around the original well and holding cells for prisoners en route to Robben Island 300 years ago. Toda...

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Troutbeck Resort

Jan 23, 2018

Trout are members of the Salmon family and can grow relatively large. The biggest rainbow trout ever caught was in Canada in the year 2009. The fish weighed 48 pounds, an average mature trout is aroun...

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Hotel Le Cristal

Jan 23, 2018

With an impressive 11.25% of the country proclaimed as national parkland, Gabon offers a spectacular array of wildlife in its dense rainforests and open savannah to capture nature enthusiasts. In addi...

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Kuzuko Lodge

Jan 23, 2018

The Addo Elephant National Park lies hidden within the cavernous bushveld of the Eastern Cape. Enjoy the howls of the black-backed jackal from the comfort of your luxury chalet in the evening, while t...

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Holiday Awards

Jan 23, 2018

Elephant Point Resort and Kruger Park Lodge have both recently won awards through online travel agents. Elephant Point has been awarded a 2017 Guest Review Award from, while Kruger Park Lo...

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Wildlife At Hwange

Jan 23, 2018

Hwange is all about wildlife, so game drives with expert guides are the order of the day at Hwange Safari Lodge. These can be enjoyed at night or during the daytime, but always in the care of expert g...

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No Better Place

Jan 23, 2018

The Centurion Hotel is one of Africa’s business hubs. Enjoy some of life’s little pleasures at this charming Pretoria hotel. Due to its excellent location, tranquil setting, and commitment to personal...

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Elephant Point

Jan 04, 2018

Elephant Point is an exclusive estate that borders the Kruger National Park. You can enjoy the Big 5 and an exclusive bush experience that very few people will ever experience. Elephant Point i...