As opposed to city spas, county spas take you well away from frenetic urban life into areas where the air is cleaner, the grass is greener, and there are fewer distractions diverting you from your purpose of rest and relaxation.
Under new management and sporting a fresh new look, the Vaal River landmark Maccauvlei on Vaal re-opened for business at the beginning of March.
Under a long-term lease, the conference and accommodation venue is now operating under the same management team that has successfully overseen another Vaal property, the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club. This team, led by Melanie van der Merwe, has a decade of tourism experience in the Emfuleni district.
With the Cradle of Humankind enjoying a growing reputation for good cycling conditions, it is fitting that the Mzansi Tour, a five- stage cycle race, includes the World Heritage Site.
The race, which takes place over five days, commences on April 17 on the edge of the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga. It reaches the Cradle on the last day, Sunday April 21, before finishing off at Montecasino in Fourways. Both local and international teams are participating in the event which showcases one of the most scenic parts of the country.
Activities are varied, so why not sample them all? Spend the day rock climbing or microlighting if you’re the adventurous type, then relax and let your tired muscles be treated to an amazing pamper session in any of the beautiful spas in the region. Lastly enjoy a delicious dinner at some of the finest and most exclusive restaurants.
The Internasionale Tourisme Bourse (ITB) began with a blast in Berlin on 6th March 2013. Gauteng Tourism adopted a strategy of having representation on two stands, namely a stand within the main South African Tourism pavilion, as well as an independent stand in the Cultural Lounge, which aims to promote cultural and heritage tourism offerings in Gauteng.