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May 23, 2018

“The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And, if you find someone to love the you that you love, well, that’s just fabulous.”  

5 Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Your Anniversary 
1) It’s a Milestone. 
2) It’s a chance to connect. 
3) It’s a chance to reflect. 
4) It’s an excuse to get away. 
5) It’s a time to look towards the future. 

Menlyn Boutique Hotel is one of those rare Pretoria accommodation venues that succeeds in combining luxury and tranquillity with an inimitably artful approach to its overall look and feel. Here, discerning visitors can look forward to detailed and personalised service and truly stunning surroundings that have been curated with an expert eye. Conveniently located at the heart of Tshwane, right across the way from the famous Menlyn Shopping Mall, this sought-after hotel is easily accessible from Johannesburg and the OR Tambo International airport, making it the ideal option for both business and leisure travellers. Aside from five-star accommodation in 8 Executive rooms and one Presidential room, Menlyn Boutique Hotel also has an on-site restaurant and spa. 

The Black Bamboo offers five-star South African fine dining at its best; while the Beauty Within Salon & Spa provides a full range of wellness treatments. The venue is also available for exclusive hire to host boutique weddings of up to 100 guests. For more information, visit their website. 

Situated in the heartlands of Gauteng, Northwest and Mpumalanga, Guvon Hotels & Spas offers a range of luxurious properties in stunning locations - perfect for getaways, honeymoons, wedding accommodation and more. From a luxury tented camp under the stars and a choice of lodges in the cusp of the awe-inspiring Cradle of Humankind, to a Big Five Game reserve in the Magaliesberg and a gorgeous lodge in Hazyview, the Guvon property group has gone above and beyond to tailor a bespoke property collection. Relax, recuperate and unwind in elegant splendour at Guvon Hotels & Spas, where service excellence is underpinned by an unwavering commitment to world-renowned South African hospitality. Visit their website. 

Rivonia Bed & Breakfast is a luxury four-star accommodation venue in the upmarket suburb of Sandton, north of the bustling metropolis of Johannesburg. This multi-award winning B&B is the ideal 'home away from home' for business- and leisure travellers, wedding groups and out-of-town shoppers. With 50 freestanding en suite units (self-catering bed-sitters and double rooms with coffee and tea making facilities), as well as seven family units for couples with kids, there is plenty of accommodation options to choose from. Add secure on-site parking, an Internet workstation, complimentary Wi-Fi and DStv, daily cleaning and a laundry service to the deal, and you can see why Rivonia Bed & Breakfast is so popular with South Africans and foreigners alike. Visit their website. 

The Royal Elephant Hotel is situated on the scenic banks of the Hennops River in Centurion. Here guests can enjoy tasteful North African elegance at its best and revel in personalised service and seamless attention to detail on the part of each and every Royal Elephant staff member. Tailormade for discerning couples, families and groups of friends who want to enjoy a gorgeous Moroccan atmosphere on South African soil, the Royal Elephant has it all - a stunning venue for private events, themed parties and conferences; an on-site restaurant, wine cellar, cigar lounge and resident's bar; and accommodation options that range from luxury rooms to family suites. Visit their website. 

Afro-Boer is an eclectic eatery in Lynnwood, Pretoria that offers delicious bakery fare and café-style cuisine. There's no better place for a breakfast date or a lingering weekend picnic with your partner. Expect a dining destination that carefully straddles the line between classic Afrikaans culture and innovative, creative eats in a gorgeous setting. The open-plan space has large, airy windows and vintage-modern furniture that lends it the ambience of a modern-day farmhouse. Visit on a sunny day to take advantage of the beautiful outside area under the trees and turn it into a family date by bringing the kids along to enjoy a meal from the child-friendly menu. No matter who you are, there is a deliciously inventive meal (and tasty dessert!) waiting for you at Afro-Boer in Lynnwood. Visit their website. 

Situated in Clubview, Centurion, Annique Beauty Salon & Day Spa offers affordable pampering getaways and full-day indulgences at the hands of some of South Africa's foremost beauty therapists. The salon and spa is located in a charming, old-world thatch-roofed building surrounded by manicured gardens and mature trees, and boasts tasteful French colonial decor. As the only registered day spa that may use and sell the renowned rooibos-based Annique Health & Skincare products, this wellness destination offers a wonderful variety of treatments that range from signature facials and boy treatments to specialised massages and day spa packages that include exfoliation, a body wrap, scalp massage, full Swedish body massage and more - the perfect gift for wedding anniversaries, birthdays, bridal parties, moms-to-be etc. Visit their website. 

A family-run business that has achieved a stellar reputation as one of Pretoria's premier conference- and wedding venues over the last three decades, Bentley's Country Lodge is an inviting function and lodging destination tucked away in the verdant reaches of the country's capital. Here, visitors can sit back and enjoy the seamless service and warm welcome of yesteryear, with all the modern amenities they can dream of. Bright, airy rooms and suites are available to business and leisure travellers, while self-catering houses are perfect for long-term accommodation in Pretoria. A stunning chapel and reception venue also makes it a hit among South Africa's most discerning brides. Visit their website to learn more about this beautiful destination. Visit their website. 

Broekielace is one of South Africa’s most discreet and efficient online stores for all things naughty and nice, including flattering underwear, sexy swimwear or luscious lingerie. Whether you prefer to keep it classic with everyday bras and panties in flattering silhouettes, or want to mix it up with daring lingerie that have all the bells and whistles, Broekielace stocks a great variety of options from popular brands like Commando, Hanky Panky, YES, yLove and Zaful. The online store also offers a range of personal lubricants that are certified organic and carries the UK Soil Association seal of approval; as well as all sorts of tricks and toys for girls and boys. Add secure payment and discreet delivery to the package and it's easy to see why Broekielace is so popular! Visit their website. 

Situated in Pretoria, Casa Toscana offers 4-star luxury accommodation that captures the style and character of Tuscany at the heart of one of South Africa's most vibrant cities. With a wonderful variety of luxury accommodation packages that cater for a variety of requirements, this exceptional venue boasts 20 beautifully-appointed rooms that are perfect for romantic weekends away in a classic, dreamy atmosphere. Casa Toscana also hosts weddings and private functions, offering a turn-key service that includes catering, decor, set-up and more. With a choice of on-site chapel and outdoor ceremony locations for an al fresco wedding, and the Rubica hall that can accommodate a variety of events in style and opulence, as well as a gazebo and manicured gardens, there are so many beautiful options that you'll be able to make your dream wedding a splendid reality. Visit their website. 

Vusalela Day Spa is truly a unique sanctuary of relaxation and personal rejuvenation, where the proprietors seek to pamper you as never before. Fringed by the beauty of nature and perfectly situated on the banks of the Hennops River, the spa offers an array of pampering experiences that are not to be missed. There are a variety of treatment packages that include hand- and foot massages, facials, full body hot rock massages, Indian head massages and full body exfoliation. This versatile sanctuary cares for individuals, couples, or groups, so whether you're simply hoping to unwind or looking for a venue to host an indulgent special occasion or corporate outing, Vusalela Day Spa is a top choice. Visit their website. 

A five-star guest house situated in Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria, Castello di Monte is located in a Tuscan-style estate that portrays pure luxury and elegance and offers spectacular views of the hills in and around South Africa's capital. The landscaped gardens with mature olive trees and lavender bushes give an Italian flavour to the African landscape; you will hardly notice that you are in the middle of a bustling city. Whether it be for a corporate meeting or a romantic getaway, Castello di Monte offers the perfect setting. Choose from a variety of luxury accommodation options and enjoy every modern amenity you can dream of amidst sixteenth century splendour. Visit their website. 

Every couple deserves a great set of photos to commemorate their wedding and other relationship milestones. Deon Coetzee Photography offers a range of bespoke wedding packages that can be tailored to suit your needs on your big day. Deon is a passionate photographer with many years' experience in capturing exceptional images of the happiest days of people's lives. He offers a comprehensive service that includes editing, printing, and online hosting of your pictures for up to a year after your wedding, so friends and family can view and download it easily (depending on the package you select). Get in touch with Deon Coetzee Photography to ensure the vivid capturing of your most special moments. Visit their website. 


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