• Steam and Heritage at Sandstone Festival

    The organisers of the world-class South African steam and heritage event, aptly named the Stars of Sandstone, are reporting a steady stream of enquiries for the 30 March to 9 April 2017 event in the picturesque Eastern Free-State.  Bordering scenic Lesotho, visitors will enjoy the estate with its magical surrounds of Sandstone mountains, cosmos, farmlands…

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Valley Lodge & Spa receives Platinum Diners Club Wine Award

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Says Laurence McGrath, General Manager at the lodge: “This award serves as further encouragement to our dedicated team; we also appreciate the input from our new as well as regular diners for their always welcome suggestions to constantly improve our wine list to complement our services.”  Twenty-two restaurants achieved Diamond status, the highest accolade, while…

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MICE buyer circle commences for planner standards

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‘….Planner Standards is a benchmark, a foundation for reasonable expectations to ensure successful event undertakings.   The Professional Planner Standards (PPS) will be a common reference guide by the event decision-makers in selecting external planning services as well as an internal framework for ensuring the objectives are met irrespective of event type or capacity …..’ The…

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Durban ICC ranks in top 15 in the world

The Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) has been named amongst the top 15 convention centres in the world by the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC). The announcement of the finalists of the AIPC Apex Awards was made at the organisation’s annual general assembly held earlier this month in Nantes, France. The Centre was…

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Extraordinary showcases in August

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Extraordinary is delighted to invite our valued partners to attend our annual showcases in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Our showcases are the perfect platforms for our loyal customers to meet with the general managers and owners of the independent properties proudly represented by Extraordinary. Extraordinary will showcase our well known properties as well as 2…

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De Hoek Country Hotel’s Mauritian competition


De Hoek Country Hotel, the 5-star country hotel, cradled in the serene countryside of the Magaliesburg, only an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, launches a R70 000 incentive competition for conference organisers, event planners and corporates! Together with  LUX* Resorts & Hotels and Air Mauritius, De Hoek Country Hotel, is giving hotel industry organisers…

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Good Food and Wine Show 2016


Food and wine lovers of Joburg, unite! The Good Food and Wine show opens at The Ticketpro Dome Friday 29th July – Sunday 31st July 2016. It’s Africa’s largest culinary event, and it launches with the theme Fresh. It’s all about the prevailing global obsession with sustainability and a healthier planet, and it’s inspired by…

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