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Where to stay! What's new at Joburg's hotels – November 2021

18 Nov 2021
We always have our eyes and ears open for what's new on Joburg's hotel scene and in our monthly hotel blog, we hunt down the latest local trends, new venues, and enticing travel offers that you don't want to miss. In this month's edition, a look at the newest hotels to open in Joburg this month, staycation specials and wine tastings in Fourways. Catch up on our September blog here and our October blog here.

The Cliffside, Joburg's newest boutique hotel

The Cliffside Boutique Hotel in Northcliff

Opened in October The Cliffside Boutique Hotels has one of the most exquisite surburban locations –  the hotel is set at the rocky base of Northcliff ridge and boasts close to one kilometre of its own stone path walking trails. This quiet getaway nestled amid the rugged natural beauty of the Northcliff ridge has five suites, each with a private terrace placed to view either the sunset or sunrise. The hotel dining room is a dual-purpose space with outstanding views over the city and beyond, while relaxation is the order of the day with nature trails to explore, a swimming pool, sauna and a spa therapist available on request, as well as a braai area in the gardens. 
Find out more and book at thecliffside.co.za.

Hyatt House apartment hotel opens in Sandton 

Hyatt Hotels has launched its first Hyatt House apartment hotel in South Africa, in a new building in Strathavon just beyond the Sandton Central business district. Designed especially for extended self-catering stays every room has a fully-equipped kitchen. The 62-apartment Hyatt House also boasts an outdoor area with braai facilities, a treehouse and pizza oven for guests, as well as a small pool. For those who prefer to be catered for there's also The Medley restaurant and H Bar. Find out more. ​​​​

Indaba Hotel launches The Spier Wine Experience

The Spier Wine Experience at Indaba Hotel in Fourways
Stellenbosch has arrived in Fourways with The Spier Wine Experience at the Indaba Hotel. One of South Africa's biggest winemakers Spier has endeavoured to 'bring the Winelands to Joburg' with their brand new Spier wine tasting room tucked under the trees in the leafy expanse of the Indaba Hotel's vast grounds. The Spier Wine Experience is a permanent space that will be located at the Indaba Hotel for the next three years. In addition to Spier wine tasting experiences, there are also plenty of wines by the glass and you can buy bottles to take home, as well as unique artworks from Spier's Creative Block collection. 
The tasting room is open daily, see indabatastingroom.co.za for more.

Art, fashion and short films at Hallmark House Hotel

Music producers and promoters Steyn Entertainment have partnered with D’Ussé cognac to bring the Summer Series back to Hallmark House Hotel in New Doornfontein.It's a huge coup! Envisaged as a platform to uplift the local arts scene after a difficult year, the Summer Series of events will unfold over the coming weeks with art exhibitions, a fashion show by the Eastern Cape Fashion and Design Council, DJ sets and performances and the Film Fridays series hosted by writer and producer Aphiwe Mkefe. The Film Fridays screenings happen on Fri Nov 26 and Fri Dec 10 from 16:00 on the Hallmark House rooftop and feature new short works by local filmmakers.
Get your tickets for Film Fridays online here and find out more about the Summer Series here.

Festive staycation specials at Thaba Eco Hotel

The Sinzinani Spa at Thaba Eco Hotel

Set in expansive grounds amid the exquisite Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, Thaba Eco Hotel is a real retreat from the city and the perfect venue for a festive staycation break. Activities on offer include treatments at the fabulous hilltop spa, sundowners at the E Bar hidden amid the trees and guided nature walks through the surrounding reserve. Staycation special packages start from one night's bed and breakfast for two at R1,985. For something extra special book The Thaba Experience Package for R4,465 which also includes a guided eco-drive for two, massages at the Sinzinani Spa and dinner for two. Making staying over longer very tempting, the hotel is running a special discount from Dec 1, 2021 until Jan 31, 2022 – book for four nights and only pay for three. Find out more at thabahotel.co.za.

The Saxon launches the Soul by Saxon range

Peace and tranquillity at The Saxon Spa

The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa has long been one of Joburg's most exclusive luxury destinations. On Dec 1, 2021 The Saxon continues its dedication to presenting its guests with only the finest bespoke experiences with the launch of its own range of fragrances and toiletries. The Soul by Saxon range includes a body lotion, shampoos, hand wash, soaps and room sprays made with The Saxon's new bespoke signature fragrance that is inspired by "the sights and sounds of The Saxon experience''. Happily, for those concerned about sustainable and cruelty-free beauty, the new range is made with local sustainably-sourced natural ingredients and comes packaged in recycled and recyclable bottles.

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