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48 Hours in Sun City’s Soho @SunCityResortSA #NewSunCity #TravelJoziStyle

48 Hours in Sun City’s Soho Joburg-based Edward Chamberlain-Bell, aka @JoziStyle, enjoys a dazzling weekend of fabulous fun and entertainment at Sun City’s new Soho Hotel. Be inspired to plan your own itinerary. As a food and travel blogger I get invited to review some enviable destinations, but nothing could have prepared me for Sun […]

A spa indulgence at Valley Lodge & Spa with Elemis #SpaJoziStyle

I once joked that I am not getting out of bed for less than R10,000 after a skincare company presented me with a hamper of their products worth R10,000. It was a throwaway reference to Linda Evangelista’s witticism about supermodels not getting out of bed for less. I never thought more of it until I […]

Egg-citing times ahead at Sun City over the Easter holidays! @SunCityResortSA

Egg-citing times lie ahead for families at Sun City over the Easter holidays. Family styled activities, awesome live entertainment, gastronomical food, chocolate-infused fun, a movie on the beach and so much more is on the cards. From the onset of the school holidays, the resort has been a stage for roaming Easter characters, stilt walkers, […]

Coming this March: Faircity Junction #TravelJoziStyle @faircityhotels

Faircity Hotels and Apartments welcomes a new member to its growing family of hotels and serviced apartments: Faircity Junction! The Faircity Junction joins the group under the Serviced Apartments brand, accommodating short and long-term stays. The new addition, opening 1 March 2017, is situated in the leafy and upmarket suburb of Menlo Park, Pretoria. The […]

A country escape at Faircity Roodevallei #TravelJoziStyle #Day4 @faircityhotels

If you’re looking for a country getaway, without having to drive half way across the country, Faircity Roodevallei is literally forty minutes outside of Johannesburg. Faircity Roodevallei is a lush, panoramic oasis of green where you can detach from the city. It was only while I was enjoying a glass of wine along the banks […]

Express convenience at the picturesque Faircity Grosvenor Gardens #TravelJoziStyle #Day3 @faircityhotels

If you have reason to visit Pretoria, also known as the “Jacaranda City”, and you are looking for an express destination that offers self-catering, or short-term and long-term accommodation, then you need to consider Faircity Grosvenor Gardens. Faircity Grosvenor Gardens is accessible to everything. It’s an express hotel that is literally walking or driving distance […]

Mixing business & pleasure at Faircity Quatermain #TravelJoziStyle #Day2 @faircityhotels

If you’re looking for a luxurious getaway in Johannesburg, Faircity Quatermain exudes an old English charm behind its high walls and lush, green, sprawling lawns. From the minute you check-in, Faircity Quatermain welcomes you to rest your travel-weary legs in one of their lounges, library, and even a conservatory, where you can enjoy a polite […]

Urban chic at Faircity Hotel Mapungubwe #TravelJoziStyle #Day1 @faircityhotels

I love to travel, but I am also a firm believer that as South Africans we should support South African tourism; and, that people living in Johannesburg, Gauteng, should support local tourism in our city and province. I love the idea of being a tourist in my own city as I explore the cultural diversity […]

Sun City revamps for a #NewSunCity @SunCityResortSA @MillionThrills #TravelJoziStyle

Sun City is southern Africa’s most luxurious and best-known resort; indeed its very name has become synonymous with good living, excitement and fine entertainment. Situated some 187 kilometres west of Johannesburg, Sun City has four fine hotels, a Vacation Club and a wide variety of sport, recreation, live entertainment and gaming. It is one of […]

Chef Wayne Walkinshaw presents plated perfection at Valley Lodge & Spa #DineJoziStyle #TravelJoziStyle

Chef Wayne Walkinshaw presents plated perfection at Valley Lodge & Spa. Valley Lodge & Spa is a jewel in the Magaliesburg that is a deserving travel destination for any discerning traveler. Unfortunately, I found their dining options unambitious. The food has always been good, but for Valley Lodge & Spa to become a foodie destination […]

Random Harvest enchants a travel-weary foodie #DineJoziStyle #TravelJoziStyle @Randomharvest2

What is not to love about a day in the country, or overnight, at Random Harvest Guest House? #DineJoziStyle #TravelJoziStyle A video posted by JoziStyle (@jozistyle) on Nov 13, 2016 at 9:48am PST Random Harvest is a nursery, bed & breakfast, and a conference centre in Muldersdrift, but it is so much more. It’s a […]

Sun City relaunches after R1-Billion makeover #NewSunCity @SunCityResortSA #TravelJoziStyle

SUN CITY RELAUNCHES AFTER R1-BILLION UPGRADE New suite of major attractions, revamped convention facilities opened On a hot December day in 1979, Sun International turned every notion of leisure and entertainment in South Africa on its head with the launch of Sun City. Rising from the dusty African bush, what has now become an icon […]

Dedicated South African Hall of Fame unveiled at Sun City #NewSunCity @SunCityResortSA

The South African Hall of Fame officially opened its doors on 23 November 2016 at Sun City. The South African Hall of Fame was unveiled by the great Sir Gary Player who delivered a heartening speech about the power of sport in uniting a nation. The South African Hall of Fame is an interactive exhibition […]

Cape Town Street Guide – 18th edition – Updated @MapStudio

Cape Town Street Guide – 18th edition – Updated & Trusted since 1977 Everyone who reads my blog knows that it is dedicated to Jozi, but a large number of my readers are from Cape Town, so here’s a little something for our friends in the fairest Cape – and also for JoziStylers traveling to […]

The Maslow Hotel wins Best Business Hotel in SA @TheMaslowHotel

Sun International’s urban sanctuary once again wins BTA Best Business Hotel in South Africa award! Premier business hotel in central Sandton and the epitome of simple elegance and modern sophistication – The Maslow hotel, for the third time in a row, has outclassed its competitors and been awarded the Business Traveller Africa Awards (BTA) Best […]

Discover 100 must-do activities in Durban, with @MapStudio’s newly released Visitor’s Guide to Durban.

Discover 100 must-do activities in Durban, with MapStudio’s newly released Visitor’s Guide to Durban. This guide will not only give you interesting facts and figures, but also important information like transport options and accommodation options. Tour the city visiting the beaches, surfbreaks, learn about fishing, the arts, theatre, dance and festivals, bookshops, movies, music, art […]

Discover the beauty of South Africa’s beaches with MapStudio’s newly released Life’s a Beach @MapStudio

Discover the beauty of South Africa’s beaches with MapStudio’s newly released Life’s a Beach. This guide explores 9,500kms of the best beaches in the world, from Alexander Bay along the coast to Sodwana, visiting hundreds of beaches and exploring a magnificent coastline. The author, Ann Gadd, has trekked up dunes, scrambled over rocky cliffs, swam […]

Clico Boutique Hotel celebrates 10th Birthday with favourite dishes @clico_hotel

TEN YEARS AGO the owner of Clico Boutique Hotel created a small, urban hotel, offering personalized service, a home-from-home go-to for leisure and business travellers, with fabulous food. Travel-weary guests took delight in the extra large, feather-soft beds, private balconies overlooking the intimate garden spaces, attentive staff, and delicious dining as well as wine pairing […]

Sun City ranks tops in South Africa for water management #NewSunCity @SunCityResortSA

Sun International’s Sun City Resort in the North West Province continues on its path to excellence in water management. Becoming the first private institution in the tourism and hospitality sector in South Africa to be awarded Green Drop Status by the Department of Water Affairs in 2013, the resort recently conducted a self assessment ahead […]

Clico earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Clico Boutique Hotel & Restaurant today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually […]

The heartbeat of Africa @ZuluCampRSA #TravelJoziStyle @Radio2Day

Feel the true heartbeat of Africa and the magic of the bushveld ‘Shambala’ is a Tibetan word, meaning ‘Paradise on Earth’ Situated on almost 10 000 hectares in the malaria-free Waterberg mountains of Limpopo Province 2½ hours’ drive north of Johannesburg. Visit

Understated elegance ensures @thesaxonhotel remains the world’s #1 boutique hotel #TravelJoziStyle @Radio2Day

The Saxon is renowned for going above and beyond, with minute attention to detail to ensure your absolute privacy and comfort. From the quality of the food to the finer points of our warm hospitality, you can expect only the best. The Saxon brings you superlative, unparalleled service. On arrival, you will be greeted warmly […]

South Africa’s tourism industry looks to leverage visa reforms

South Africa’s tourism industry looks to leverage visa reforms A planned easing of visa restrictions has been welcomed by South Africa’s tourism industry, which is looking to boost lower arrival numbers and offset slowing domestic holiday travel. An increasingly stringent visa regime has been cited by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) as an underlying cause […]

Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinners back on the menu @grande_provence #DineJoziStyle @Radio2Day

Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinners back on the menu from April The popular Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinners return in April with a monthly dose of extraordinary wine and food indulgences in the Franschhoek Winelands. For the third consecutive year, the dinners will be hosted once a month at The Restaurant […]

Clico Restaurant welcomes new Head Chef, Gert Nel #JoziFoodie #DineJoziStyle @ClicoBoutiqueHo

Clico Restaurant welcomes a brand new year with scrumptious new menus and new Head Chef, Gert Nel, who is infusing delicious wine-pairing options at the restaurant, already a popular al fresco dining attraction in Rosebank since opening its doors in October last year. Prior to joining Clico late in 2015, Gert ran his own catering […]

Annual Grande Provence Harvest Day is a festival of fun @grande_provence

Celebrate the 2016 grape harvest with Grande Provence in the Franschhoek valley on Saturday, 20 February, with barrels of fun the order of the day. The annual Grande Provence Harvest Festival kicks off at 9H00 with coffee and freshly baked, farm-style muffins, before embarking on a tractor ride, followed by grape picking, stomping, wine tasting […]

Rosé Festival at Rickety Bridge Estate in Franschhoek @RicketyBWinery

DON’T MISS THE ROSÉ FESTIVAL AT RICKETY BRIDGE ESTATE Saturday 13th February from 10am until 6pm Everything’s coming up Rosé this summer with the Cape’s premium Rosé producers getting together at Rickety Bridge Estate in Franschhoek to showcase the diversity and versatility of rosé at the Revving Up Rosé Festival in February 2016. Few things […]

Sun City’s evening pool parties are a hot way to cool off this summer #TravelJoziStyle @SunCityResortSA

Visitors to Sun City can cool off on hot North West Province summer nights at The Royal Baths’ evening pool parties inside the Valley of Waves’ on 12 and 19 December 2015. Buoyed by the response to the evening pool parties during the resort’s Spring Celebration, Sun City is reintroducing the events as part of […]

Sun City opens The Pantry for fresh holiday essentials #TravelJoziStyle @SunCityResortSA

Sun City opens The Pantry for fresh holiday essentials Holidaymakers at Sun City’s newly upgraded Sun Vacation Club now have the convenience of a new, upmarket shop, The Pantry, where they can purchase fresh holiday essentials during their stay, without venturing outside the resort. The Pantry, located near the Sun Vacation Club reception, will be […]

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