Festive-season specials: part 1

With the festive season upon us, everybody is looking for specials that will help make this special time even more of a celebration. Here are some festive-season specials available in Gauteng that are sure to make you rejoice ...

Adventure package

Celebrate your festive season with a three-night experience in the Cradle of Humankind and surrounding areas. Valid from 11 December 2017 until 15 January 2018, for R4 350 per couple you can enjoy:


The Spa in the Country at Misty Hills Country Hotel in Muldersdrift is offering exceptional specials on treatments from Tuesdays to Thursdays this festive season, until the end of December 2017:

  • The Quick De-Stress package includes a conditioning pedicure, African scalp massage, lunch, and use of the spa facilities at R650 per person

  • The Rejuvenation package comprises a back, neck and shoulder massage, express manicure and pedicure, lunch, a spa gift, and use of the spa facilities at R800 per person

  • The Relax & Unwind package offers a full body scrub, full body massage, spa bath, a bottle of sparkling wine, lunch, and the use of the spa facilities at R1 000 per person


Celebrate this festive season outdoors with a canopy tour/equestrian package at Magaliesberg Canopy Tour, which includes an exhilarating canopy tour as well as a horse ride through the veld.

  • The Canopy Tour includes a two-and-a-half hour experience taking in the beauty of the Magaliesberg mountain range on a “foefie” slide/zipline

  • Children under 10 receive a feeding bag for the animals in the petting corner, a picnic lunch, and a 10-minute pony ride, complete with a lucky packet and canopy tour, all for R665

  • Adults receive a picnic lunch, an hour-long horse ride and a canopy tour for R755

  • For an extra R200 you can purchase an experience package that includes a group and personal video on a USB flash drive


As a celebration always requires exceptional food and drink, many Gauteng restaurants have arranged special menus for 25 December 2017. BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal in Johannesburg and its four-course gourmet Christmas lunch buffet will definitely provide an atmospheric and enjoyable celebratory meal. Enjoy a wide range of starters and salads, a carvery selection, a variety of main courses and hot dishes, including vegetarian options, and a sweet selection of desserts and cheeses.

  • Main restaurant bookings cost R425 per person for the Christmas lunch

  • Conference venue bookings cost R395 per person for the Christmas lunch

  • Children under five eat free, while children between five and 12 pay half price

  • The meal cost includes a glass of sparkling wine, tea and coffee, and Christmas crackers