Dawsons Game & Trout Lodge

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Dawsons Game & Trout Lodge

Set in a spectacular, natural setting near Badplaas, Dawson’s is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed stopover between the Kruger National Park and the scenic delights of KwaZulu Natal. It offers charming accommodation, good food and friendly service. Dawson’s is also a perfect romantic retreat, weekend getaway or relaxing hideaway.

Set between Machadadorp and Barberton at the end of a scenic, secluded valley, the reserve is a beautiful place of paradise occupying 5500 acres where trout dams and herds of the game can be found. Guests can enjoy sun-downers while admiring herds of Zebra, Eland, Impala, Wildebeest, Springbok and Impala.

Accommodation at Dawsons:

At Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge they offer accommodation ranging from the fully inclusive pampered hospitality of the Lodge to the secluded self-catering Homestead and the Crooked Creekside Cottage. At the original Dawsons home you will find the reception, 3 lounges, dining room, library and bar. The rich décor and veranda with its stunning view creates an unforgettable African ambiance.

The Lodge provides eight rooms, all of which are decorated in an African colonial theme creating a comfortable and stylish place. Every room offers a large Victorian style en-suite bathroom with a big bathtub, a spacious shower as well as heated towel rails. The room’s fireplaces provide warmth and coziness during the cooler months of the year.

The dining room at the lodge reflects an inviting and relaxed atmosphere. Guests have the choice of enjoying breakfast and lunch in the privacy of their hotel rooms or the dining room. An unforgettable and mouth-watering dinner is served in the outdoor boma around an open log fire, African style.

Romantic picnic baskets for lunch can be booked on request whereby guests may enjoy it anywhere within the wildlife reserve.

Taleni Etosha Village

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Taleni Etosha Village

Taleni offers affordable luxury at Etosha National Park near Okaukuejo. Situated only 2 km from the Andersson entrance gate to Etosha National Park, Taleni Etosha Village uniquely combines affordability with comfort, style and exquisite cuisine.

Etosha National Park, the famous wildlife reserve is one of Namibia’s main attractions where excellent game viewing can be enjoyed.  The national park has unusual topography, much like a lunar landscape, and provides incredible photographic opportunities!

The Accommodation:

Taleni Etosha Village is styled like a traditional African village, but with modern comforts! Uniquely positioned amongst the an indigenous Mopane forest, the accommodation units ensure maximum privacy and tranquility. The 45 luxury individual suites offer a fully air-conditioned bedroom with an modern en-suite bathroom and a patio to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Two small children (under the age of 12 years) can be accommodated on the fold-out sleeper couch.

The chalets all have a electronic safe, hanging space and tea/coffee-making facilities. The patio and outside seating area is an ideal space to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty.

The facilities at the main lodge include an open-plan bar with big screen television, 2 sparkling pools plus a kiddie pool. A restaurant serving delectable cuisine as well as a fully stocked utility and curio shop.

Explore Namibia’s animal kingdom with morning, afternoon or full day guided game drives to Etosha National Park. Enjoy the walking trails on the reserve where various small game can be spotted from the lookout decks and hides. Sun-downer Drives and Stargazing Sessions allow guests to experience the magic of the sunsets and famous star studded skies. Finally experience the enchanted venue in the Mopane Forest for a magnificent boma dinner …

Hallmark House

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Hallmark House

Hallmark House, which was built originally in the 1970s as a diamond-polishing centre, is in the heart of the Maboneng district on the east side of the Johannesburg city centre.

Maboneng – which means ‘place of light’ in Sotho – is owned and developed by Propertuity. This exciting and vibrant new neighborhood has quickly becoming a destination in its own right. Here you can see the expression of modern day creativity and entrepreneurial spirit in all its urban forms. From art centres and photo walks to commissioned graffiti street art; street markets to yoga studios and new designer shops. This area is edgy and lively, but also a safe environment which you can explore on foot. Enjoy one of the many restaurants and bars or browse through the weekend markets.

This new 4 star boutique hotel, Hallmark House, allows you to enjoy this area whether it is for only a few hours and an evening. Or as a base for a couple of days exploring the many delights in and around Johannesburg.

There’s 46  bedrooms all decorated in a modern colorful and contemporary style. With balconies to enjoy the city views and full bathrooms. The ground floor hosts a restaurant and a boutique craft bar brewery as well as a jazz bar. On the roof there’s a rooftop pool and pool bar where you can enjoy Johannesburg’s city skyline. There’s also a gym and spa.

The hotel’s complimentary shuttle can take you to various local restaurants!
Maboneng is only 20-25 minutes from Johannesburg airport. So from a practical point of view, it’s an ideal place to stay if you only have one night and don’t want to stay in the airport environs. Here you can get a real feel for the vibrant re-emergence of one of Africa’s most dynamic and happening cities…