Explore the City of Gold this festive season using the ultra-trendy The Maslow Hotel in Sandton as a central base.
Sun International’s urban hotel is a tranquil green oasis in the heart of South Africa’s richest square mile, boasting lush gardens surrounding the pool area, the ideal place to laze on a lounger chatting to friends or family or reading a book. Sip a Signature Cocktail, from the Primi Martini to a Pink Berry Crush to a Cinnamon Refresher and the Mountain Kraken among the tempting menu, which also has two non-alcoholic options. Johannesburg enjoys windless summer days, often with a late afternoon thundershower to cool temperatures down, making it the perfect destination to get your Vitamin-D boost.
Unwind at the pampering sanctuary of the hotel’s in-house Africology Spa, which has breath-taking views over the city. All products and treatments, from facials, scrubs, wraps and aromatherapy treatments are natural, holistic and eco-friendly – and there’s even a range of treatments for little ones.
Outside of the hotel’s boundary, Johannesburg has something for everyone. From action-packed activities to top-class museums, unique experiences abound in South Africa’s largest city. Where else in the world can you travel down into the depths of a gold mine, stand in the Constitutional Court, visit historical museums, contemporary art galleries, a botanical garden and see the Big 5 – all in one weekend? Popular tourism destinations include the Soweto Towers, Johannesburg Zoo and Maboneng. Maslow guests can also opt for city sightseeing on the Official Red Bus, for which the hotel is a pick up point.
Families and friends looking to put their feet up and enjoy the special calendar days can rest assured that the professional team at The Maslow’s Lacuna Bistro has everything under control.
The Christmas Day lunch buffet, featuring sushi, salads, soup, a carvery and dessert, is R690 per person, and the stylish four-course New Year’s Eve ala carte dinner, starring dishes like freshly-shucked oysters, clams with pea risotto, Josper 21-day aged fillet and grilled crayfish thermidor, is R850 per person.
Have a soft landing into 2022 by meeting friends for The Maslow’s New Year’s Day brunch. A smorgasbord of delights featuring everything from yoghurts, cold meat and fish, cereals, fruit, freshly baked breads and pastries, eggs, a hot breakfast and a vegan selection, plus a carvery and hot chafing dishes, with waffles, French toast and pancakes for dessert, is R590 per person.