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Discovering Radisson Blu Sandton with Accommodation Direct


Sitting on the edge of a crystal clear and sparkling, aquamarine pool surrounded by dim lights flickering like a burning candle I stared off into the legendary view of the city as the sun fell behind the horizon painting the sky with shades of red and orange. This moment of serenity as I sat mesmerised by the cityscape glittering below, is what I would describe as the highlight of my stay at the Radisson Blu Sandton. The rooftop pool on the 8th floor was unoccupied and quiet on this particular night and is, without a doubt, my favourite spot at the hotel.

February 22, 2017 • By

A bit of Beauty at Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa


A woody wonderland of lush grasses and towering trees beckoned me into a cocoon of calmness as I entered the gates of Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa a fortnight ago. As challenging as it may be to find the words to describe the freeze-frame perfection of the forested land that enveloped this hotel, I’ll still do my best to lure you into images of verdant vineyards, fragrant clumps of lavender and majestic serrated mountain views.


August 17, 2016 • By

A Night at Idwala Boutique Hotel


On the coldest night in Gauteng, I was welcomed through the warm and inviting doors of Idwala. I was immediately struck by the African charm that this Johannesburg-situated boutique hotel gleams with. If the glass of MCC or Sherry (depending on your taste) upon arrival doesn’t entice you into spending the evening bundled up beside the roaring fireplace, then perhaps the complimentary creamy Amarula nightcap will tempt you into checking in for a night or two. Idwala offers you a tantalising taste of the bush without actually stepping foot into the wilderness. You can enjoy the ‘Africanesque’ experience while still having all the necessary amenities at your disposal. This is ideal for city slickers like me who enjoy the tranquillity of the bush but don’t want to rough it in the jungle. There will be absolutely no roughing it at Idwala. You can expect a comfortable and relaxing stay.

June 28, 2016 • By