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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 Booking.com, 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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New Year, New Us

Jan 19, 2018

Wishing You a Great Year Happy New Year, we know it's going to rock! As the years come and go, so do the resolutions. Get fit, get healthy, lose weight, quit smoking. They may not all work out, but yo...

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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...

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Welcome to 2019!

Sep 08, 2017

New year, new us! We're kicking off 2018 with a brand new look. Take some time to explore our new website - we think you'll like it!...