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Then and now: the hotel industry in South Africa


Neels Bezuidenhout, operations manager at Capital Hotel School comments, in a Q and A, on developments within the South African hotel industry and the necessity of continued training for employees within this industry.

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Newcomer is crowned Wolftrap Steakhouse champion 2017

The Wolftrap Steakhouse 2017 champion, Greg Bax of Rare Grill, Kenilworth.

Rare Grill in Kenilworth took top honours in The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships 2017, with Little Havana in Umhlanga Rocks as the runner up and The Local Grill in Parktown North coming in third place.

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Pioneering chef, Junelle Germishuizen creates taste sensations


Chef Junelle Germishuizen, founder and head chef at Lardiere Fine Foods, creates stunning and sumptuous treats for turndown at some of South Africa’s most exclusive travel destinations. Catering for the international guest and the discerning traveller, Lardiere Fine Foods places an emphasis on fine quality ingredients and focuses attention on the luxury dining experience. Room […]

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The business benefits of off-site retreats


Out-of-office meetings, off-site conferences, training retreats, away-day strategy sessions and out-of-office group meetings have been found, by the most respected business publications, to be more effective than in-house alternatives.

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Excellence starts at the front desk


Today’s business travellers have become accustomed to all the bells and whistles. The spas, the chocolates on the pillow, the turndown service, and even the number of stars on the plaque outside, have all become part of what is expected on any trip to any hotel. This does indeed leave the question ‘how do we […]

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Be part of a new culinary vision


It’s time to put your money where your mouth is and become part of a delectable and intimate eatery. Neil Swart and his business partner Anouchka Horn are set to revitalise the Capetonian dining experience. They have a dream of opening a small and bespoke eatery in the heart of Cape Town…with a difference.

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