Where To Spend Christmas: Gauteng and North West Edition


Good afternoon friends,

A quick guide to where you can enjoy a bite to eat and a stunning view on Christmas day this year. If you’ve left it a bit last minute (Like me) I made sure to only list places that still had availability.

(At the time of publishing, these places still had space to book)

Harties Cableway
Enjoy a variety of meats and a traditional dessert at Harties Cableway this Christmas.
Walk off your delicious meal by taking a trip up the cableway and having a wander around while enjoying the gorgeous views.

Lunch Cost: R295 per person
Time: From 12pm

Cableway Cost: 
R175 per adult
R95 per child {4-14yrs)
Free (U/4)

Book by calling 012 253 9910


Harties Boat Cruise

Christmas-Day-Lunch-620.jpgIf you’re looking for pure relaxation and gorgeous views, take a 3 hour Italian themed Christmas Cruise with Harties Boat Cruises and enjoy all your favourite meats, cocktails and  Christmas carols.

R760 per adult
R385 per child (U/12)
R110 per child (U/6)

Time: 1pm-4pm

Book Here

Mongena Game Lodge

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Booking Form for Mongena

A fantastic buffet is being offered by Mongena Game Lodge in Dinokeng, Gauteng’s only Big 5 Reserve. Enjoy a wonderful  2.5 hour game drive before or after you’ve indulged in this delightful buffet whilst overlooking the watering hole.

R370 per adult
R185 per child (4-12 yrs)
Free per child (0 – 3yrs)
Time: From 12pm-3pm

Game Drives: 
R180 per person
R90 per child (3-11 yrs)
Time: 9am or 4pm


Irene Country Lodge
Indulge in a picturesque Christmas lunch at the Meadow Green Restaurant at Irene Country Lodge. On the menu are a selection of soups, salads, meats and desserts all to be enjoyed while overlooking the gorgeous lake.

R595 per person
R195 per child (U/12)

Time: From 11am (Lunch from 12:30pm)

See the menu

Book by emailing lodge@irenecountrylodge.co.za




Maropeng Hotel
Maropeng logoExplore the history of humankind before or after you enjoy your Christmas lunch at the unique and beautiful Maropeng Hotel. On offer is an array of flavour infused starters, mains and desserts.

Lunch Cost:  R250 per person
Time: 12pm-3pm
See the menu
Contact Mmathabo Maine at mmathabom@maropeng.co.za

Maropeng Cost:
R160 per person
R90 per child (4-14 yrs) Free (Under 4)
R85 per pensioner
I hope one of these fabulous places takes your fancy! If you know of anywhere that I haven’t mentioned please leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to add it to the list!
Where will you be spending Christmas this year?


Till next time friends,
Panda Kennedy
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