Johannesburg – The City with the Golden Smile

Chardonnay, a wheel of Camembert, raspberry jam, crackers and views of Johannesburg from 1 807 metres. We’re sitting on a blanket on a rocky outcrop – among couples, picnicking friends and photographers – atop the second highest point in the city, as the sun makes its exit, stage left. Northcliff Ridge Ecopark faces the Magaliesberg […]

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Creating elegance in Dullstroom

After being ushered into the bar area at The Highlander in Dullstroom, it becomes so clear that this is a hotel with history. A hotel that has a story to tell about the part it’s played in the growth of tourism in this previously sleepy town. It’s also a hotel that wears a proud new […]

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Top ten things to do in Maboneng

The Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg is developing at such a rapid rate, that there are always amazing new things to do and see here. We’ve rounded up a list of the top then things to do as a guest of the 12 Decades Art Hotel in this dynamic neighbourhood in the Jozi CBD. 1. Market on […]

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Choosing the Jozi alternative at 12 Decades Art Hotel, now managed by the Urban Hip Hotels Group.

Johannesburg, Joburg, Egoli, Jozi –a city by many names but undeniably the economic hub of Africa – is growing in popularity for travelers both from within South Africa, Africa and beyond and as the City of Gold expands its creative horizons, so too are its visitors in their choice of hotel. A gem, located at […]

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Meet the man behind our Dullstroom cuisine

To be able to match delicious food with the magnificent natural surroundings of Dullstroom, it takes talent, passion and a great flair for flavor. With a vast amount of experience behind him, this is exactly what our resident Master Chef offers.

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Looking for a reason to get away?

Dullstroom will give you a few! Resident Manager at Critchley Hackle, Debbie Knight, has been in the hospitality industry for 20 years. Working at resorts and hotels in Hartbeespoort, Clarens, Mozambique and Mpumalanga, she has experienced firsthand some of the top getaway destinations in South Africa and admits that she is “totally in love” with […]

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A Dullstroom Snapshot

It might be a small town, but it’s got some big character. South Africans and foreigners alike use this Mpumalanga gem as an excuse to escape the Johannesburg and Pretoria buzz, or as a stopover spot on the way to Kruger National Park. With the main street offering such an experience of shopping and restaurants, […]

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Dullstroom Weddings of Wonder

With its beauty to match your happily ever after, Dullstroom is a sought after yet remote wedding destination, just 2.5 hours from Johannesburg and 1.5 hours from Pretoria. Offering its backdrops and quaint charm, this Mpumalanga town is full of surprises, two of which happen to be the perfect locations for your dreamy wedding day.

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UPCOMING EVENTS AROUND URBAN HIP HOTELS

At Urban Hip Hotels, we know what’s happening in and around the city. If you find yourself staying at one of our hotels in Johannesburg, we guarantee there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Have a look at what’s potting near you. Keep your eyes on our specials page to find out what we have in […]

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Spend your Valentine’s Day the way you should…

Come a few days before Valentine’s Day, men all over the world feel the pressure of getting a plan into action to treat their significant other. Spruce it up this year and ditch the ceremonial flowers and chocolate routine. Opt for a weekend away in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth or Dullstroom. You choose the mood and […]

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