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Indaba Hotel Gin School

We bet that you have never heard of Christougenniatikophobia? This phenomenon is a full-blown fear of Christmas itself. The phobia even includes the fear of Christmas Trees, Boney M, Santa Claus and fear of gatherings or parties. Well we think it’s absolutely bonkers to fear or even protest against such a joyous and festive time of year. That’s why this year we’re making an exceptional effort to chase away those anti-festive ogres with their Bah Humbug attitudes by giving our readers a weekly rundown of what we think makes the Festive Season so Jolly. 

This article is the first of many to come over the next two months that will showcase the very best on offer in Johannesburg during the Festive Season. We’ve researched everything from gifting ideas and entertainment experiences to wellness products, events, markets and lots more. So put up your mistletoe, hang your stockings by the fireplace and get ready for the ultimate 2021 Festive Season!

Clear your clutter at Rosebank Sunday Market

On the first Sunday of every month (that’s this Sunday by the way 7/11/21), Rosebank Sunday Market holds a ‘Clear Your Clutter’ pop-up. This event hosts around 20 traders (and growing fast) selling anything and everything cheap-cheap!  For those of you wanting to divest yourselves of all the stuff you cleared out during Covid, or…maybe you are ‘gatvol’ and leaving in a hurry… this is the place to sell stuff fast for instant cash!  Always remember – One man’s trash is another mans treasure! There is a buyer out there for everything.  Who knows, it may just be you!

Rosebank Mall Rooftop, Bath Ave Rosebank

Relax and rejuvenate at SEVEN Villa Hotel & Spa

Lady having a massage at Camelot Spa Ivey

SEVEN Villa Hotel & Spa is a respite from our fast paced lives and so it allows guests access to fully engage their sense of sight, smell, touch, hearing, taste, movement and balance. With stunning surroundings and a manicured, indigenous garden with secluded pool, guests can unwind from their daily stresses and dare we say Coronavirus anxiety.

SEVEN Villa Hotel & Spa have partnered with Camelot Spa to offer guests a very special (and affordable might we add) luxury Festive Season experience. These packages include accommodation for two people sharing, a bottle of sparkling MCC and a chocolate truffle selection served in your room on arrival, as well as spa treatments for two. Wow! That sounds stupendous and exhilarating. Here is a list of the packages on offer:

160 Helen Rd Strathavon, Sandton

+27.11.384.4900

Unique Gin Masterclass at The Indaba Hotel

If you’re looking for a unique experience to celebrate your year end then we’ve found just that! The Indaba Hotel in Fourways have launched a Gin School that is not only open to the public but caters specifically to group experiences. The old adage that life is a journey, is apt when considering producing an artisanal bottle of hand crafted gin. This one of a kind, educational and exciting 2 hour experiential journey takes you through the intriguing world of Gin.

What could be better?

Booking is essential!

William Nicol Drive, Pieter Wenning Road, Fourways

+2711.840.6600

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