GETTING IT ON IN JOZI
August 03, 2017
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Gauteng, the place where gold was discovered, is the commercial and industrial powerhouse of South Africa and indeed the whole of southern Africa. It might be the smallest of the nine provinces, but is also the wealthiest, and entertainment is high on its list of priorities – people here work and play hard.
THE VIEW BOUTIQUE HOTEL
The View Boutique Hotel is a unique five-star accommodation venue in Johannesburg that takes its name from the panoramic vistas it enjoys over the City of Gold. Situated in the historic, leafy suburb of Auckland Park close to the heart of the inner-city bustle, this elegant hotel offers visitors a quiet, countryside ambience within minutes of the city's best-loved attractions. Guests can look forward to six elegantly appointed suites that have been individually decorated and feature all of the amenities necessary for a luxurious stay.
The hotel also has its own on-site restaurant, 1888 at The View, where guests are invited to enjoy main meals, snacks, as well as High Tea. In fact, you can even host your wedding or special event here, with full catering and a custom menu for up to 150 guests. Alternatively, unwind at The View to Tranquillity Spa, with a Swedish massage, manicure or pedicure. The View Boutique Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy a truly elegant couple's getaway.
Doveton House is an exclusive guesthouse in one of Johannesburg's most sought-after suburbs. From its earliest days, this luxurious residence has been home to prominent South African families, and these days it offers a fashionable home away from home for discerning couples and business travellers. Guests can look forward to six elegantly furnished en suite rooms and a variety of outdoor entertainment areas that include a sizeable rim flow pool, lush gardens, a hot tub spa pool and a cosy wine cellar where they can sample some of the country's foremost vintages.
Best of all - you'll be treated to excellent home-cooked cuisine prepared from scratch using seasonal ingredients from the garden (you could even take a stroll to select your own salad leaves!). This includes a hearty breakfast that may be enjoyed in the convivial dining room, in your suite or al fresco on the vine-covered patio. Lunch and dinner is also catered for upon request. The perfect place for discerning couples to enjoy an elegant getaway.
HOTEL QSL ON 44
Hotel QSL on 44 is one of the trendiest spots to stay in Johannesburg. If a conventional hotel is not for you, consider this bespoke collection of edgy inner-city lofts that were conceived and created by the masterminds behind Row-G, a world-renowned menswear brand. Guests can look forward to singular finishes and a level of luxury that will truly make their urban experience something exceptional.
This includes room service from a wide range of restaurants, breakfast vouchers from a nearby eatery; high-speed fibre and smart TVs, Netflix and Showmax; on-site tailoring and suit pressing; as well as a curated list of interesting places to visit, a pillow menu, rental Kindle with 3000+ books and so much more! Hotel QSL also offers a host of services to make your stay as convenient as possible, including laundry, dry-cleaning, valet parking and an airport shuttle service. The perfect option for couples who want to enjoy an urban getaway at the heart of Johannesburg's dazzling inner city.
“No matter what has happened. No matter what you’ve done. No matter what you will do. I will always love you.
I swear it.”
––Defiance by C.J. Redwine
“I wanted to tell you that wherever I am, whatever happens, I’ll always think of you, and the time we spent
together, as my happiest time. I’d do it all over again, if I had the choice. No regrets.”
––Boundless by Cynthia Hand
“And in her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.”
––Across the Universe by Beth Revis
“It’s one thing to fall in love. It’s another to feel someone else fall in love with you, and to feel a
responsibility toward that love.”
––Every Day by David Levithan
“I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little.”
––The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.
I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable,
and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and
I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
––The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
“I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. And I’ll never love you any less than I do,
right this second.”
––Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
“Sometimes I can’t see myself when I’m with you. I can only just see you.”
––Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
“I am catastrophically in love with you.”
––Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
“I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it wasn’t
something about you at all. It was just you.”
––Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire