Hartbeespoortdam Boutique Guest House

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Offering luxurious comfort in four modern styled en-suite bedrooms, the luxury Guest house is set in the secluded village of Kosmos, Hartbeespoortdam.

The Guest House includes a superior-level suite with a contemporary en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower, bath, toilet and basin, two middle-level suites with en-suite bathrooms also both fitted with bath, shower, toilet and basin. There is one suite with its own balcony overlooking the sumptuous mountains and dam.

The main suite is situated on its own level and has a romantic en-suite bathroom with a shower, bath, toilet and basin for two, walk-in dressing room, own private balcony, perfect for sundowners or unwinding and taking in the breathtaking views of the Magaliesberg Mountains and dam.

Hartbeespoortdam Boutique Guest House has a tranquil swimming pool area surrounded by fountains to create an ambience of peace and leisure with a wooden lookout deck for sunbathing or admiring the views. https://www.safarinow.com/go/hartbeespoortdamboutiqueguesthouse/

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Greenway Woods Resort

Greenway Woods Resort, a popular White River hotel, is a premier destination offering a quiet place for guests visiting Mpumalanga. As the resort s a mere 30km (10 minutes) away from the famous Kruger National Park, this lodge has become the best place for anyone in search of affordable accommodation near the Kruger National Park.

Greenway Woods is tucked away in a serene corner of Mpumalanga. Surrounded by towering blue gum trees, and with the air filled with the scent of pine trees, all guests staying at this White River hotel can expect a rejuvenating stay. They cater to the needs of all guests, including families looking for a cosy getaway and tourists passing through the area and are in search of a stopover. They also host conferences at thier world-class conference centre. 

Greenway Woods resorts was by far one of the smallest hotel/ accomodation areas that I have stayed at. You would think this would disqualify it from having good service but quite the contrary. We enjoyed a wholesome dinner served by the friendly staff at Greenway Woods, we were quite central to many activities in Mpumalanga and all of this at a very affordable price. This is definitely for those who want to be budget friend and want to spend more on other activities outside of the area where reside.

Spier Hotel and Wine farm

Sometime this year my bursary foundation hosted their annual leadership Summit and used the Spier Hotel and Wine farm as the conference area, this by far has been the most beautiful place I have been accommodated in and I always leave wishing I could have stayed longer. Spier is the one place I would definitely go back to for a “Baecation” because of all the open spaces and breath-taking views. I have never stayed shorter than a week at Spier and honestly I wish I could be there for a month at a time. They have various art displays from their reception area to the buildings right outside of their conference area and the place in is entirety is just too amazing to be described you must experience it yourself.

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Spier, in the heart the famous Cape Winelands, is more than a hotel. It is a destination in itself. One of the first hotels in South Africa to be Fair Trade in Tourism certified, Spier offers visitors a variety of authentic experiences – from food and wine to outdoor activities – in beautiful surroundings.

Inspired by creativity and craft – both old and new – they’ve meticulously restored the farm’s beautiful Cape Dutch buildings. Inside these as well as across our grounds and in the Spier Hotel, you’ll find artworks from the Spier Art Collection – one of the largest collections of contemporary works in the country. This is just one of the many ways Spier supports South Africa’s arts community. https://www.spier.co.za

For the avid wine lover there is lots to offer as well, I was not there for leisure but got a glimpse at the Wine Tasting area and like everything else it was other- worldly.

If you ever you are in the Stellenbosch area making a trip to this Wine Farm and Hotel it is absolutely be ideal. It ticks all the boxes for me.

Farm Inn Hotel

The Farm Inn is a privately owned Country Hotel and Conference Centre on the eastern outskirts of Pretoria, just 20 minutes from Central Pretoria, 45 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport and 50 minutes from Johannesburg. The Farm Inn is a great getaway, an ideal conference venue or the perfect setting for your wedding. The Farm Inn has that special something extra – a wildlife estate within the city. http://www.farminn.co.za/

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Nestled on a rocky outcrop under the African sun, the Farm Inn Country Hotel’s unmatched hospitality and the warmth of thatch, stone and natural materials make it a luxury ‘home away from home’ for guests. Amidst the serenity of park-like grounds, guests can enjoy the magic of a wildlife estate with 23 indigenous species, including lion, leopard and cheetah.

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Having been there last year sometime, I enjoyed the scenery and also the wild animals that they had there. The Farm in is great for people who enjoy wild animals, if you have young children it is spacious enough for them to run around and has many little hidden treasures that if you take time to seek out you can indulge yourself as well.

Hippo Hollow

I have had the privilege of staying at a few exclusive holiday destinations, whether it was work related, simply for leisure or by some spontaneous gesture by friends and I have compiled a bit of an overview and also an opinion on each one of the places that I have been to.. A few years ago I went on a staff retreat to Hippo Hollow and I can only sing praises about this place. One of my memories include seeing a few Hippos during breakfast and also enjoying the beautiful view which was visible from my room.

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Hippo Hollow Country Estate is a comfortable, family-friendly hotel situated on the banks of the Sabie River near Hazyview in South Africa. It is an ideal destination from which to access nearby Kruger National Park and the spectacular sights of Mpumalanga Province. https://www.hippohollow.co.za/

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Situated just outside of Hazyview, between the Drakensberg Mountains to the west and the low-lying bushveld of the Greater Kruger Area to the east, Hippo Hollow is a wonderful base from which to explore the Mpumalanga Lowveld. A myriad of activities await you; from ‘Big 5’ safaris to helicopter adventures and more.

Some activity highlights include Blyde River Canyon tours, cultural experiences at Shangaan River Club and encounters with Africa’s largest land mammals at Elephant Whispers. Those seeking leisure can relax in a hammock by the pool or watch the hippos, crocodiles and other wildlife congregate at the river. However you choose to spend your time, we hope that you will leave Hippo Hollow feeling relaxed and refreshed, having experienced the timelessness of Africa.

Hippo Hollow is an ideal place to visit if you are going with a large group of family of friends. If you like me are a nature lover and don’t mind sun soaking and making memories, Hippo Hollow is ideal. They had excellent service and It was quite an experience to be there.