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Why Zanzibar is the MICE destination to watch

Famous for its picturesque beaches and azure waters, Zanzibar is the jewel of East Africa – and the perfect backdrop for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions. The famous islands of the Zanzibar archipelago are located about 40 km from Dar es Salaam on the mainland coast of Tanzania, and are known to be the perfect place to unwind...

Voodoo Lily in Birdhaven relaunched with fresh new look and menu

Voodoo Lily restaurant in leafy Birdhaven is boasting a bright new look and a fresh new menu under the well-known ownership of Johannesburg restaurateur Larry Hodes, who owns Arbour Café around the corner from Voodoo Lily, as well as Calexico at 44 Stanley. “Birdhaven is an incredible suburb and Voodoo Lily is up to the challenge of being the ‘go...

Appetite Fest returns spruced for spring

Appetite Fest, the biggest culinary and entertainment festival that Pretoria has ever seen, returns to Time Square from 13 to 15 September 2019. This year’s three-day Appetite Fest promises to be bigger and better than the inaugural festival in 2018, with an extra day added to give food adventurers more time to explore, as well as more...

Stop smacking the snooze button; Climate disruption is here

“Stop smacking the snooze button. Climate disruption is here. You need to know what to do,” says sustainability facilitator, greening specialist and climate change leader Lorraine Jenks. Having researched the impacts of climate change on events and tourism in Africa, Jenks is in a position to help you understand WHY climate change is having the...

Gold Reef City set to sizzle with fiery dance and musical extravaganza, Ignited

Gold Reef City is warming up to showcase a fiery new dance extravaganza, entitled Ignited. This music and dance spectacular will take to the stage on Friday, 24 May at The Lyric, with performances running until Sunday, 16 June. Ignited – a collaboration with renowned show director, producer and choreographer, Jared Mackenzie – promises...

Palazzo presents perfect wine and dinner pairings

“Wine is the only artwork you can drink.” Luis Fernando Olaverri The pairing of food and wine takes centre stage at The Palazzo at Montecasino for one elegant, exclusive event each month as a selection of fine wines from a leading wine estate are paired with a multi-course menu, presented by Tsogo Sun’s group sommelier, Miguel Chan, and The...

Taking a gamble?

Having your next meeting or event take place in and around casinos might be a risky bet that brings with it enormous rewards. Meetings surveys the hotspots. Lights flashing, chips stacking and slot machines ringing – there’s no place quite like a casino. For high-rollers and risk-takers, this is the ideal playground and it may well be the next...

Conference down memory lane

Historic venues are often set in spectacular surroundings, creating a superb backdrop for your event. They make an interesting choice, particularly if you can combine a tour or presentation on the history of the venue at some point during your conference. Additionally, gala dinners hosted in grand rooms with a plethora of original features are...

Level Four’s exciting new chef’s table and winter menu

54 on Bath’s fine-dining and elegant Level Four restaurant is on point as ever with a fresh new Winter menu and a new dining experience at the ‘Chef’s Table’. “We’re inspired by the seasons with every new menu we create. This menu offers meals that suit the winter weather and focus on deliciousness and comfort that excite the palate and warm the...

Stylish new interior and menu for Palazzo’s Medeo Restaurant

Medeo restaurant at the palatial Palazzo Montecasino hotel has been refreshed with a chic new look and feel that reflects both Italianesque and South African style, and features bold colour and added comfort, as well as a new menu infused with delicious Mediterranean flavours. The elegant restaurant has been refurbished to ensure it continues to...

Somewhere between North and West

Towards the north-west of South Africa lies a special place. With the world’s richest platinum reserves and an ancient breath winding through its land, the North West province is where magic happens. Home to 3.5 million people across nearly 105 000 km2 of land, the North West province has a fascinating backstory. Once upon a time, before the...