The Cellars-Hohenort’s talented Executive Chef Tronette Dippenaar, has created a brand-new menu of dainty sweet and savoury delights to further elevate the hotel’s timeless tradition of Afternoon Tea.
The new High Tea features a choice of 11 loose-leaf teas, as well as Lavazza coffee. Each tea blend is meticulously curated by Master Tea Blender, Mingwei Tsai, who has also created a unique Cellars Hohenort Blend of Nigiro tea, incorporating the spicy fragrance and bronze/apricot colour of the Liz McGrath Rose. The Liz McGrath Rose was hybridised in 2003 to commemorate the 80th birthday of the late Mrs McGrath, the founder of The Liz McGrath Collection of three sister-hotels.
Complementing the floral theme, Jenna Clifford has designed The Wavy Rose bone china crockery by Lavish’d – a visual feast for the eyes that also brings the hotel’s glorious gardens indoors.
Served in the elegance of this historical venue, Tea at The Greenhouse is a celebratory affair and includes a glass of L’Ormarins Brut Classique Rosé (or non-alcoholic sparkling wine), perfectly matched with the savoury selection that includes Tea Sandwiches, Caramelised Onion Tart, Smoked Salmon Mousse Cornets and Goats’ Cheesecake. Irresistibly decadent delicacies such as Walnut Carrot Cake, Key Lime Pie, Mini Milk Tarts and Buttery Scones with strawberry jam and Chantilly cream, are served in a picture-perfect setting offering sublime and understated ambience and breath-taking views across the hotel gardens.
Tea at The Greenhouse is an elegant affair, and the most perfect way to while away a few hours during the chilly winter months. Served Wednesday to Sunday 11h00 to 13h00 & 14h00 to 16h00. R395 for Adults, R195 for Children (4 – 11 years). Booking is essential.
Mukwa River Lodge has opened on the riverbanks of the mighty Zambezi in Zambia. Situated 28-minutes from Livingstone Airport, and from there another 10km to Victoria Falls, the enchanting riverside retreat was built from scratch on an unspoiled stretch of land by the owners, Edgar Rudge and Aaron Menezes. It is sister property to The Residence in Houghton (Johannesburg), and Camp Ndlovu in the in the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo).
After five years of development, the newly launched finished product is exclusive and intimate, accommodating only 14 guests in six spacious, free-standing suites, including one family suite. Constructed around steel structures with natural materials and decorated with local art, crafts and custom-made furnishings, the luxury lodge is designed with comfort, sustainability and understated luxury in mind – seamlessly integrated into the lush, natural environment. Mukwa River Lodge aims to preserve wildlife and local culture through community education initiatives and employment opportunities, wildlife conservation and sustainable practices.
Promising a culinary encounter to remember, Mukwa serves locally sourced and produced dishes, complimented by an excellent wine list. All suites have private decks with double outdoor showers and a bath, pool loungers and dining areas, as well as plunge pools with spectacular river or island waterway views.
The lodge offers sweeping views across the river into the Zimbabwe National Park, providing game viewing opportunities from its sprawling decks when animals come down to drink at the river. Guests are encouraged to relax and embrace the luxury whilst immersing themselves into nature. The gym also boasts views of the surrounding greenery, whilst the spa offers restorative treatments influenced by the indigenous products and culture native to the area.
A host of exhilarating water-based activities and adventures await for those wanting to experience, explore and discover. These range from birding and sunset cruises, to tiger fishing, guided game walks, safari drives, white river rafting and helicopter flights over the Victoria Falls, the 7th Natural Wonder of the World.