What staycation dreams are made of

Is there anything better than just escaping a little over the weekend and being pampered and treated, when you haven’t even had to travel too far at all, but it feels like you’re miles away? And during these unsure times where traveling comes with so many uncertainties and planning in advance is almost impossible, it seems like a no-brainer.

Epidemics and pandemics have put a temporary halt to the travel and hospitality sectors and have immobilised the tourism industry so they could also do with the much needed support.


There are just so many appealing factors, from the daily fresh crisp linen and made up room; not having to cook or buy groceries or even think about what’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner; the fluffy luxurious bathrobes; to the feeling of not needing to be anywhere or do anything all day.

Let’s not even talk about the delectable smell of freshly baked croissants in the morning, hubby bringing me coffee in bed, or a romantic turndown with flower petals spread across your bed.

I mean does it get any better than this?

We just love exploring and discovering new little places within South Africa, and especially within our city, and sharing these experiences with our friends and followers from all over the world. We are pleasantly surprised each and every time by the variety of beautiful and bespoke hotels and lodges that fill our shores and we really are so spoilt for choice.

And if you’re travelling from abroad, well, The Residence Hotel, is just a stone-throw away from the airport, a great luxurious stop over before moving on to your destination.


We’ve stayed at The Residence Hotel before, and we were stoked with the opportunity of a return visit, reminiscing about the delicious meals we were served, the friendly and attentive staff and just how absolutely gorgeous this little gem is, and it definitely lived up to all of our expectations on every level once again.


The opulently styled lounges, bars and private dining rooms that are spread across the hotel make you feel completely isolated and like you’re one of the only guests there. There’s always a quiet and very comfortable little corner to relax in or read a book, where you won’t be disturbed. The hotel boasts 3 large pools, a gorgeous spa, an impressive gym and even a tennis court. I relish in taking walks through the magnificent gardens and lobby areas and appreciating the lavish décor.

It rained constantly on our stay, meaning we were not able to enjoy our G&T’s pool side and bask in the sun all day, but this did not hinder our stay at all. The rooms are so spacious and lush that it was most relaxing to just laze around on our terrace, enjoy some coffee and rusks in our lounge area, wear my gown all day, catch up on some editing, and of course have a wee little nap with the TV on in the background. Aaaah… living the life.


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