Festive-season specials: part 2

We’ve made some suggestions on how to celebrate your festive season in our blog titled "Festive-season specials: part 1", but if you need more specials to take advantage of, here are a few more options to help you enjoy your festive season!


Indaba Hotel

Enjoy your festive season with one of the Indaba Hotel’s exciting meals. Whether it be the Christmas Day family lunch or its New Year’s Eve dinner dance and stay-over package, you won’t regret celebrating the holidays with either of these lively experiences.

With phenomenal food and drink, the Christmas Day family lunch special will provide a memorable meal. At R494 per person, the meal includes:

  • A welcome cocktail

  • A buffet with the traditional Christmas trimmings

  • Christmas cracker and a hat

  • Live entertainment

  • All adults receive a Mowana Spa discount voucher

  • Children's entertainment and a colouring-in competition

  • A visit from Father Christmas

The Indaba Hotel’s exciting New Year’s Eve dinner dance and stay-over packages range from R1 395 to R1 980 depending on the accommodation chosen. The package is comprised of:

  • Dinner at Chief’s Boma restaurant

  • Live entertainment

  • Accommodation from R1 395 per person per night for a single room, to R1 980 per room per night for a sharing room

  • Breakfast at Epsom Terrace Restaurant

Bookings are essential. Contact the Indaba Hotel on +27 (0)11 840 6600 or alternatively via email at restaurant@indabahotel.co.za.



To ease your travel experience this festive season, why not hop on a Gautrain bus for only R1 per trip, regardless of whether you use the train. Simply tap your Gautrain card on boarding the bus. This offer is valid from 8 December 2017 to 14 January 2018.

Additionally, two children aged 12 years and under per family will be able to ride free on the Gautrain airport service between 8 December 2017 and 14 January 2018.

(Image: Gautrain)

Hop on, hop off the red bus

Travel to Joburg’s trendiest spots in an informative, safe and enjoyable way when you hop on City Sightseeing’s red bus this festive season.

Buy tickets online and save:

  • With the Sunday Sizzler Special, adults pay R160 for a one-day ticket valid on Sundays for the Green Tour and Red City Tour

Pensioner Special:

  • South African pensioners pay R100 on all one-day tickets, for the Green Tour and Red City Tour, from Monday to Friday

  • Tickets can be bought either at the ticket office located at The Zone @ Rosebank, or on the bus at any of the stops


Tsogo Sun Sunbreaks Summer

If you have time on your hands, why not treat your family to an affordable, fun holiday spent relaxing at the pool, enjoying yourself at the spa, wining and dining, and creating special family memories? From R1 210 per room per night you and your family can enjoy:

  • Breakfast every morning

  • Two children under 18 stay and eat breakfast for free when sharing with two adults

  • When you book a minimum of four nights, you receive an eVoucher worth R750 to dine at any Tsogo Sun hotel-owned restaurants and bars

  • The deal is available until January 2018

To book, contact tsogosunhotels.contactus@tsogosun.com or call +27 (0)86 144 7744 to secure your family getaway.

Tshikwalo Lodge

Tshikwalo Lodge in Pretoria, Tshwane, is offering a holiday programme that is sure to accommodate all types of celebrations! You can look forward to special meals and food deals, entertainment and discounted game drives – an experience that caters for all members of the family.

Good to know:

  • The restaurant is open daily from 7am to 9.30pm

  • Game drives cost R220 per adult and R110 per child

  • Live entertainment is on offer daily from 12pm on 3 December

  • On Christmas day, Father Christmas will arrive at 10am and soon after there will be a Christmas lunch buffet on offer at Tshikwalo Restaurant for R300 per adult and R200 per child. Remember to book!

  • A New Year’s Eve street braai will take place from 7.30pm to midnight to celebrate the new year

To get in contact with Tshikwalo Lodge and to pre-book tickets, contact +27 (0)60 988 0990 or reservations@tshikwalo.co.za.

Glenburn Lodge

Take a trip to the tranquil, picturesque Zwartkops Mountains, which will definitely be worth it for relaxing this festive season at Glenburn Lodge & Spa in Muldersdrift, West Rand with discounts that stretch until 14 January 2018:

  • For a minimum of a three-night stay, enjoy a 40% discount on hotel rooms and suites, and pay R706 to R952 per person sharing and R652 to R1 471 per person in a single room

  • If you stay for two nights, look forward to a 30% discount on your accommodation, paying R787 to R1 074 per person sharing and R1 074 to R1 680 per person in a single room

  • For a one-night stay, guests will receive a 20% discount on accommodation

  • On New Year’s Eve, 31 December 2017, hotel rooms will be offered from R990 per person sharing and suites from R1 400 per person sharing

Booking is essential so remember to contact Glenburn Lodge on +27 (0)11 668 1600 or reservations@glenburn.co.za.

Kwalata Game Lodge, Dinokeng

Only 45 minutes from Pretoria, situated in the beautiful Dinokeng Game Reserve that is home to the Big Five, you’ll find Kwalata Game Lodge, which is celebrating the festive season in a relaxing and entertaining way with a holiday programme that includes:

  • Self-catering chalets

  • Game drives

  • Nature talks

  • Cultural performances

  • Local arts and crafts

  • Programmes for children and teenagers

To find out more about pricing and to book your trip, contact Kwalata Game Lodge on +27 (0)10 007 3749, or at info@kwalata.co.za.

Liquid Living: Emerald Resort & Casino

Enjoy your festive season in style on a houseboat on the Vaal River! Accommodation is automatically sorted and if you choose a fully catered option you don’t have to worry about feeding your family either. Instead you can enjoy the luxury houseboat as you cruise down the river.

Contact Liquid Lounge or Emerald Resort & Casino, or call +27 (0)83 664 3394 to find out information about booking as prices vary greatly.

Leriba Hotel, Tshwane

Only have time for a quick getaway? Why not take a trip to Leriba Hotel in Tshwane to unwind and relax, with all of your accommodation, breakfasts and dinners covered:

  • R740 per person for accommodation in a four-star luxury room

  • R795 per person for a night in a five-star business suite

  • The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 18 December to 14 January

  • The offer is valid until 31 January 2018

To book your trip, contact +27 (0)12 660 3300 or email management@leriba.co.za.

Manhattan Hotel

Relax at the Manhattan Hotel in Tshwane this festive season with specials from 15 December to 15 January that include:

  • R650 per room, single or sharing

  • Breakfast from R42

  • Lunch and dinner from R36

  • Free shuttle service to and from the Gautrain station and Wonderboom Airport

Book your celebration by contacting +27 (0)12 392 0000 or marketing@manhattanhotel.co.za to secure accommodation.

Oak House Dec 2017 Acc Promotion 1
(Image: Oak House)

Oak House

Looking to leave the city but not travel too far? Oak House in Cullinan, Tshwane, is offering a December accommodation special.

Prices are as follows:

  • R900 per room on Fridays and Saturdays
  • R800 per room from Sunday to Thursday

There's a 10% discount if you stay for three nights or longer.

Bookings can be made by calling +27 (0)12 734 0507, or sending an email to carien@oakhousevenue.co.za or info@oakhousevenue.co.za.

Gabbata Lodge

Visit Gabbata Lodge in Roodeplaat, Tshwane, for meal and accommodation specials for the whole family.

The accommodation special is as follows:

  • From 1 to 23 December, you can pay for two nights' accommodation and enjoy the third night for free

Meal specials include:

  • Sunday buffet meals for R165 for adults and R95 for children
  • Christmas lunch buffet for R355 for adults; a 10% discount for pensioners; R180 for children under 12; and R90 for children under 6

For more information, call +27 (0)82 420 9013 or +27 (0)82 385 9181, or email admin@gabbata.co.za or rooms@gabbata.co.za.


Soweto Outdoor Adventures

Why not spend time with your family and spend an afternoon getting your adrenaline going at Soweto Outdoor Adventures?

  • From R450 per person, you can go quad biking and play paintball

  • For R350 per person, you can try go-karting and play paintball

  • Target shooting costs R15 per person for 10 balls

Contact Soweto Outdoor Adventure on +27 (0)79 692 8159 / +27 (0)82 636 5300, or email info@sowetooutdooradventures.co.za in order to book your exciting adventure this festive season.

Lion and Safari Park

If you love wildlife and being able to learn about magnificent animals, then celebrate your festive season with a thrilling 90-minute game drive in the Lion and Safari Park. The trip includes viewing of:

  • All the predators in the park – lions, hyenas, wild dogs and leopards

  • You will travel through the lion and wildlife enclosures, as well as the antelope safari area and to the habitat of three hyena species

Book by contacting the park on +27 (0)87 150 0100 or at info@lionpark.com.

The Best of Joburg & the Afropunk Festival By Tour2.0

Celebrate your festive season with a package that includes a variety of experiences offered by Tour2.0. For R2 999 per person, guests can look forward to the following experiences and events from 27 December 2017 to 1 January 2018:

  • An African documentary screening at Once in Joburg in Braamfontein

  • A bicycle tour around Soweto

  • A culinary tour

  • A visit to the Day ’n Night Alexandra (DNA) market and After-Dark Party in Alexandra

  • Passes for the Afropunk Festival, a highlight that takes place on 30 and 31 December from noon each day, providing an exciting welcome to 2018

  • The Sunsets and Citylights session on the rooftop of the Protea Parktonian Hotel

For a more limited version of Tour2.0’s Johannesburg experience, buy an Epic Culinary Tour and Afropunk Festival tickets at R1 999 for an adventure from 29 December to 31 December 2017, which includes:

  • A culinary experience of delicacies found within Alexandra, even dining with legendary musician Condry Ziqubu; the Day ‘n Night Alexandra market; and After-Dark party on 29 December 2017

  • Weekend passes to the Afropunk festival on 30 and 31 December

To secure a booking for either experience, contact Tour2.0 on +27 (0)12 770 3608 or tourbookings@tour2-0.com.

Fun spa stay at Emperors Palace

Want to indulge yourself this festive season? Peermont D’oreal Grande Hotel and Octavia’s Sensorium Day Spa is the place to go for five-star accommodation and a spa experience to truly help you relax. For R3 920, you can expect:

  • Accommodation at Peermont D’oreal Grande Hotel for two

  • Breakfast at Aurelia’s Restaurant

  • Spa treatments – including full-body Swedish massage, sauna, steam room and Roman bath – at Octavia’s Day Spa per couple

  • R100 gaming voucher per person per stay at Emperors Palace

The offer is valid until 31 January 2018, so make sure you book your getaway by contacting +27 (0)860 777 900, +27 (0)11 928 1928 or info@emperorspalace.com. Quote “SPA” when booking to redeem this exciting offer.

Big Sky Ballooning

Enjoy hot-air balloon rides for discounted prices this festive season. Big Sky Ballooning is offering 7% off its prices for the month of December. They take off at sunrise and the flights are 50 to 60 minutes long.

Prices are:

  • R8 400 for two people
  • R3 500 per person for three to four people
  • R3 190 per person for five to six people
  • R2 890 per person for seven to eight people
  • R2 590 per person for nine to 16 people

You can also enjoy hot drinks and rusks before take-off and sparkling wine after.

For more information and details on the point of departure, contact Alan on +27 (0)83 486 1308.