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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Pretoria

If you’re looking for an exciting and underrated destination to explore in South Africa, look no further than Pretoria. Often overshadowed by Johannesburg and Cape Town, Pretoria has a great deal to offer visitors. From its rich history and culture to its delicious food scene, here are five reasons why you should add Pretoria to…

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Revitalise your senses at ANEW Lodge Hluhluwe

From helping you disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, to providing a unique serenity and tranquillity, the African bush offers the perfect opportunity to press pause, rejuvenate, and indulge all the senses.   ANEW Lodge Hluhluwe offers a tranquil escape, filled with all the modern luxuries needed for a comfortable and private…

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Escape the Grind at ANEW Resort Hunters Rest

Situated in the foothills of the Magaliesberg Mountains lies the idyllic ANEW Resort Hunters Rest in Rustenburg. Surrounded by indigenous fauna and flora, this country resort is the perfect place to relax and indulge in adventure. Only a 90-minute drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria our rural resort is an oasis for city dwellers. Escape the…

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Where to stay when in Kwa-Zulu Natal

Where to Stay When in Kwa-Zulu Natal Much has been written about all the amazing vacation experiences that await travellers to the warm climate and colourful cultures of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Activities abound here and there are so many places to go to that it is hard to choose. It is also a tough choice to…

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Durban vs. the Kwa-Zulu Natal North Coast

Durban vs. the Kwa-Zulu Natal North Coast It’s a little like comparing apples with pears because both of these iconic vacation destinations offer travellers so many incredible experiences. Without a doubt, Durban is more suitable for the family as it is an amazing fun-filled place in which every member of the family can find exactly…

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Do’s and Don’ts When Traveling to Cape Town

Do’s and don’ts when traveling to Cape Town Cape Town in South Africa’s Western province is renowned as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a bucket list destination for many international tourists. The reasons are fairly obvious. One is immediately greeted by the world’s natural wonder ‘Table Mountain’ which majestically surveys…

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Do’s and Don’ts when travelling to Johannesburg

Do’s and Don’ts when travelling to Johannesburg Sometimes known as Egoli ‘the city of gold,’ as it was the original mining town back in the days of the South African gold rush, and affectionately just known by the locals as ‘Jozi,’ Johannesburg is vibrant, exciting and has a wealth of unforgettable experiences to offer the…

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Do’s and don’ts when travelling to Durban

Do’s and don’ts when travelling to Durban Durban city and its surrounds is a magnificent place to visit in the warmest part of South Africa, especially in the winter, so it is a great favourite as a holiday resort for international tourists and locals alike.  This article is part of a series we have been…

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International Rugby Fixtures 2022

Wales vs Springbok Rugby Tour 2022 Wales will be returning to South Africa as the Springboks kick off the 2022 season with 3 test matches against the Dragons. The first game will take place on the 2nd of July at Loftus Versfield, followed by a match at the Toyota Stadium Bloemfontein on the 9th of…

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Ride Joburg 2022

947 Ride Joburg

947 Ride Joburg Ride through the contrasting and kaleidoscope streets of Jozi with the 947 Ride Joburg Road 2022. The 97km race commences at the FNB Stadium and start times will be confirmed mid-October. Enjoy a traffic-free city and music as you explore Johannesburg in a way you’ve never seen it before. Entries are subject…

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Justin Bieber World Tour

Justin Bieber Tour in South Africa 2022

Justin Bieber is coming to South Africa! *Unfortunately, this event has been canceled On his Justice World Tour, Justin Bieber will be performing at the DHL Stadium Cape Town on the 28th of September and the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on the 1st of October. The ongoing fourth tour by the Canadian singer is in…

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5 Things To Do in Newcastle KZN

The town of Newcastle is steeped in history and delivers spectacular natural beauty. The perfect place to explore for history lovers with the many battlegrounds and historical sites in the area. There are plenty of hidden gems to discover. Read on and find something interesting to do the next time you’re in Newcastle.   Visit old…

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Birding in the Weza Forest

Experience the rare and wonderful during a visit to the breathtaking Weza Forest. A bird-watching must on the South Coast of KZN, ANEW Resort Ingeli Forest is located within the incredible Weza-Ngele Forest where nature lovers can delight in all that this magical landscape has to offer. From hiking through the serene forest to indulging…

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5 Must-Try Experiences on the Dolphin Coast

The Dolphin Coast is a beautiful place to explore, with an amazing climate and laid-back vibe it’s the obvious choice for your next beach escape. ANEW Hotel Ocean Reef caters to your every need to sit back, relax, and enjoy the peace and quiet. Feel like a little more adventure? We’ve composed a list of…

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Spending a weekend on the Elephant Coast

When the sun rises on the Elephant Coast one of the world’s most diverse regions bursts into life. The Elephant Coast got its name from the indigenous African elephants that have lived in the sand forests of this region for centuries. With the peak of the Drakensberg mountains in the distance, the bush teeming with…

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Fun Facts about the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

From baby elephants frolicking in the water to the King of the Jungle lounging around in the sun, is there anything more breathtaking than a scene from nature in the African Bush? Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve offers a once in a lifetime experience to view and appreciate South Africa’s bush animals in their natural habitat. The…

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Activities to do in and around Rustenburg

Looking for a list of exciting and relaxing activities to do in and around Rustenburg? You’ve come to the right place! We have compiled a comprehensive list of exciting activities that were made for kids and adults to enjoy in and around the Rustenburg area.  Here are 7 activities that you can consider while visiting…

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ANEW Hotels & Resorts is Expanding

ANEW Hotels & Resorts has acquired the African-owned hospitality management and marketing company, Fortis Hotel Group. “We’re thrilled to announce that we have found our match in the Fortis brand and concluded an agreement this week to acquire an additional six properties, bringing the ANEW stable to 10 hotels and resorts countrywide. We feel this…

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Old world charm at the Hilton, Pietermaritzburg

Traveling During COVID-19

Traveling During COVID-19 Traveling during the pandemic is a daunting experience, especially now that things are starting to return to normal. Although we’re all sitting with our bags packed and ready to head out to travel the world, COVID-19 is still a large threat. While our borders are still closed till further notice, South Africans…

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Holiday accommodation specials KZN

KwaZulu-Natal offers all nature lovers the perfect back drop for a stunning South African holiday experience. With lush vegetation creeping up the mountains and a picturesque countryside, to the shimmering Indian Ocean, bird life and safari views, this is a must do on your list if you’re an avid traveller. Perfect outdoor family getaway in…

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The Nelson Mandela Capture Site

On the 5th of August 1962, Nelson Mandela was arrested outside Howick, KwaZulu-Natal. After his capture, Mandela spent 27 years of his life in prison. The Nelson Mandela Capture Site commemorates this moment in history. A powerful sculpture sits at the end of a long, peaceful walk, symbolizing Mandela’s long walk to freedom. The Capture…

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Things to do in the Midlands Meander

During your stay at ANEW Hotel Hilton, you’ll be spoilt for choice with a variety of activities in and around the Midlands Meander in KZN. The Midlands Meander covers over 80kms and is a sight-seeing network of routes through the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Soak up all the local sights and sounds in the form of canopy tours,…

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Hidden Gems in The Midlands Meander

The Midlands Meander is a beautiful weave of routes that takes you through the magnificent Zulu Kingdom.  The region stretches through the most spectacular parts of KwaZulu-Natal, highlighting the fascinating features of this region. From Wildlife conservations, to extraordinary local events, the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander is a must-see destination when visiting the region. View some…

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Visiting South Africa for the first time: What You Need to Know

South Africa: The Ultimate Travel Destination A country filled with culture, diversity, and adventure; South Africa is the perfect destination for any traveler. The country is home to some of the most interesting destinations, delicious cuisines, and even some strange adventure activities. Stuck between being a developed and first-world country, South Africa offers the perfect…

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Holiday Resorts in KZN South Coast

Situated below the majestic Ingeli Mountain range lies a hidden gem for you and your family to enjoy, ANEW Resort Ingeli Forest. A popular getaway for couples and families, ANEW Resort Ingeli Forest is a holiday resort in KZN on the South Coast that promises to give you the break you and your family deserve.…

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Choosing Your Dream Wedding Venue

Dreaming of a fairy tale wedding is easy but planning it, not so much! Everyone deserves a perfect day that they will remember and celebrate throughout their happy marriage.  The venue you choose will define not only the aesthetics of your event, but also the vibe and mood of your dream day. With so many…

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Last Minute Festive Season Accommodation

The holidays are officially upon us and oops! You forgot to book your getaway early and holiday accommodation is filled to the brim. Before you tell the family to unpack their cozzies, take a look at our handy tips for finding last minute festive season accommodation… Sign-Up for Newsletters Most festive season accommodation providers offer…

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Focus on Family

Why You Should Focus on Family in 2019

Finding time to spend with your family is getting harder and harder. Everyone might be technologically connected, but when last have you made an actual emotional connection? Between carpool, after school activities, and just casually juggling the nine to five in between, it can be difficult to even remember what you had for breakfast, let…

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What to Pack for your African Safari

Think of an African Safari, it’s quite impossible not to picture someone dressed in the full khaki attire clutching their hat as the wind tries to blow it away, while their binoculars rest softly in one of their utility pockets. Luckily for us, you don’t have to look like a 1980’s National Geographic explorer to…

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4 Tips to Help You Perfect Your Couples Retreat

Whether it’s getting away from your busy schedules, or finally managing to arrange a sitter for the little ones, there’s nothing more special than taking a wonderful couples weekend away with your significant other. Every couple deserves a personal paradise that caters to their every whim, with activities and gorgeous views galore. Searching for the…

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How to Embrace Adventure Travel

Poolside lounging bore you to tears? Need to get your adrenaline fix during your holiday? Adventure travel is definitely for you! Check out how you can combine your love of all things adventurous with your love of getting away as we unravel the growing trend of adventure travel. What is Adventure Travel? Adventure travel is…

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How to Make Every Day Feel like a Holiday

Craving a holiday but can’t leave your desk for longer than 2 days? We’ve got your back! Take a look at these handy tips and tricks to maximize every getaway opportunity and make every day feel like a mini vacation.   Plan a Couple of Short Getaways Make every public holiday count and see where…

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Accommodation in Hluhluwe

ANEW Hotels & Resorts offers accommodation in Hluhluwe – a small town in northern Kwazulu-Natal situated on the elephant coast, known for its national parks and cultural heritage. The area is popular with tourists and locals alike and continues to grow and expand while still preserving the natural surroundings. The area produces 90% of South…

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Family Holiday Activities your Kids will LOVE

Parents travelling with kids deserve an award. From shouty car rides to luggage overflowing with favourite toys and blankets, family travel is no easy feat. As if these aren’t hard enough, nothing compares to the mammoth task of keeping your little one entertained while on holiday. Need some help? Check out our favourite list of…

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Getaways in KwaZulu-Natal

Feel like you’re reliving the same holiday over and over again? Just stop. In KwaZulu-Natal, there is no need for repetition – you are spoilt with sea, mountains, wildlife and much more. But what we really want to discuss with you today is a getaway in KwaZulu-Natal that’s probably not even on your radar. ANEW…

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Team Building Ideas

The most important thing you can do for your staff is keep them uplifted and feeling valuable in your company. There are many ways you can accomplish this and one such way is planning a team building outing for the day. Today, managers are spoilt for choice and there are plenty team building ideas to consider…

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Finding Good Food Suppliers

Finding Good Food Suppliers Working in the hospitality industry does not begin and end with good friendly service. Although this is a massive part of running a successful hotel or resort, many guests will admit that one of the most exciting parts of their holiday is indulging (and sometimes overindulging) in delicious food and meals. It…

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Winter Holidays In South Africa

Winter Holidays in South Africa The summer sun has set, soup is on the stove and cosy winter socks envelope your feet. Welcome to winter – nature’s perfect remedy to balance body, mind and spirit. Be warmly embraced by a comforting season of rest and relaxation, where fire side living takes centre stage. So where will…

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Kokstad Accommodation

ANEW Resort Ingeli Forest is the perfect hideaway for a peaceful break from city life when you are looking for Kokstad accommodation. You and your family can unwind in the heart of the Ingeli Forest, with a selection of rooms which all have their own verandas, en-suite bathrooms, flat screen TV, DSTV as well as tea…

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Wedding Venues in KZN

When looking for a wedding venue near Durban, look no further than ANEW Resorts Ingeli Forest. Situated just outside of Durban between Kokstad and Harding, Ingeli provides the perfect forest hideaway for a picture perfect intimate wedding. Situated below the Ingeli mountain range, ANEW Resorts Ingeli Forest is the perfect setting for any bride deciding…

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Kokstad Information

This quaint little town lies on the border of the Eastern Cape and Kwa Zulu Natal, two major provinces of South Africa. The area is known as East Griqualand and lies just under Mount Currie on the slopes of the famous Drakensberg. It is ideally located between major cities Durban, East-London, and further South to…

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Affordable Wedding Venues in Durban

The planning leading up to saying “I do” is one of the most exciting and nerve wracking times in a brides life. For those brides in KwaZulu Natal for example, finding affordable wedding venues near Durban and surrounds is just one such stress when trying to keep within your budget. However, there are many tips and tricks brides…

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Accommodation in Durban

Hugging the glittering Indian Ocean and balmy blue sky, meet Durban, South Africa’s tropical paradise. Scent the sweet air rising above the green sugar cane fields; fusing with richly spiced cuisine that Durban has become so famous for. If you’re looking for Accommodation in Durban then keep reading. World-class city with sandy stretches of beach Glorious stretches…

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Team building venues Kwazulu Natal

Choose Anew Hotels Forest & Spa as your next team building venue in Kwazulu Natal, which is situated below the Ingeli mountain range near Kokstad. The location plays host to a number of fun indoor and outdoor activities that will be the ideal base for creating memories with your staff.  Perfect place to improve team performance…

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Accommodation in Kokstad

Kokstad is a small town,  but there is an abundance of Accommodation in Kokstad as it is conveniently located between the evergreen provinces of KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape. Nestled in between mountains and beautiful countryside, Kokstad is widely known for its stock farming. Perfect for an outdoor getaway This is the perfect little town to escape…

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What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

Winter weddings tend to get guests up in arms and confused about that to wear. While dressing warm in winter may be easier for men, for ladies it may mean keeping those skirts and heels in the cupboard. Traditionally, the brief for wedding attire is formal or semi-formal – however, what to wear for a winter…

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Accommodation in Harding

Anyone searching for accommodation in Harding or surrounds, should strongly consider Ingeli Forest Resort – located a quick 20 minutes away from the town centre. Anew Hotels Ingeli Forest & Spa is a relaxing countryside resort perfect for those looking for an escape from the city, newly weds, corporate functions as well as family sites. Alternative…

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Fun Conference and Team Building Ideas

Tired of the same old dull conferences and team building events? Some conferences tend to have a bad stigma and put attendees to sleep rather than keeping them interested in what is being discussed. So, what can you do to turn these kinds of events around? Consider incorporating some fun in your conferences and team building events by doing one or more of…

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Family Holiday Resorts in KwaZulu Natal

You can’t deny it – children grow up very quickly. If you’re not careful, all those times you spoke about taking those family trips will be in vain. Holidays do not have to be extravagant either, because, if your destination is chosen correctly, most places offer all the features you will need to make it…

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Romantic Getaways in KZN

There is no doubt that leading a busy lifestyle can take its toll on, not only you, but your significant other as well. The best solution would be to take some time out to unwind and reconnect with each other. Going on holiday is often last on the list, but making it a priority is…

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Forest Weddings

Forest Wedding Venue in Kokstad   If you are looking for a destination wedding venue in KZN to tick all your boxes, then welcome to Anew Hotel Ingeli Forest & Spa! We cater for small to medium weddings and our events team is standing by to assist you in every way possible. Anew Hotel Ingeli…

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Benefits of Having a Wedding in Winter

Imagine the striking beauty of having winter as the backdrop to the most magical day of your life. There are many reasons to consider having your wedding in winter… A vision of pale blue skies and gentle sunlight streaming through a green and wooded forest… a winter wonderland setting to exchange vows and celebrate love…

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Types of Wedding Venues

Weddings are a joyous occasion and these days you are not confined to the four walls of your childhood church. There are so many different types of wedding venues made available to brides and grooms now. Today, the sky is the limit – and that may even be to low for those skydiving enthusiasts. However, before…

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