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The Great Plains Collective – Issue 27

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2023GP Collective Issue27


Johannesburg; Egoli; Jozi; City of Gold – these are some of the fond nicknames the people of Johannesburg have given their city. The undeniable charm of Jozi is captivating. It’s a place where numerous ambitious South Africans venture to pursue their dreams of entrepreneurship, kickstart their musical journeys or delve into the arts. The vibrant energy pulsating through the city fosters a sense of boundless opportunity, making anything feel achievable. Great Plains, together with Joburg Gurus and our partner Jarat Tours, is ready to welcome guests to Johannesburg. We encourage our guests to engage in meaningful interactions on tours in our City of Gold.

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At Great Plains, we offer a variety of hop-on guides and gurus in Johannesburg, each adding exceptional value to any Johannesburg Tour. Whether ones passion lies in art, photography, coffee, or simply exploring what makes Jozi special, we are able to offer an opportunity to connect and engage and connect at a more authentic level. Our Joburg step-on gurus will suggest a convenient meeting point, and alongside our Jarat Chauffeur drivers, they will lead you on a journey filled with local flavors, insights, and South African humor. Our tours are customizable, catering to specific guest requirements, travel logistics, and interests. For more information, speak with one of our Safari designers, and click on this link to explore our guide bios and general information about our preferred Joburg Gurus.

Did you know?
That if you ever have guests that are stuck at OR Tambo airport, James Delaney’s Studio is a mere 20min drive away situated at Victoria Yards with lovely food and drink offerings. James may not always be available, but we can arrange for Sean to meet your guests and show them around.

2023 GP Collective highlight Fairlawns v2

The Fairlawns Hotel remains one of the most sought out hotels in Johannesburg. Under the creative management of Michael Kewley, the hotel continues to attract both International and local guests. They offer an exceptional spa treatments and entertain their guests with experiences like picnics in the gardens, yoga on the lawns, tea rooms and Sunday Jazz.

Did you know?
If you’re looking to impress your guests, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa’s Seven Colours private dining room is the perfect venue. In the summer months, the windows and French doors can be opened for a fabulous view of the lush gardens and pool. The Seven Colours private dining room can be reserved for special occasions and intimate dinner parties for up to 10 guests. For an unparalleled experience, the private dining room is the ideal venue to make wonderful memories in a colourful setting.

2023 GP Collective highlight Saxon

As the Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa approaches its milestone of 25 years in delivering unparalleled luxury experiences in 2025, it proudly announces the commencement of an exciting transformation. Rooted in a deep commitment to excellence and sustainability, this endeavour marks a pivotal moment in the hotel’s storied history.

Did you know?
Nelson Kubheka, is the chosen interior designer that will be taking the Saxon on its journey of transformation. Hailing from the vibrant landscapes of South Africa, Nelson brings a unique blend of creativity and professionalism to the project. Committed to sustainability, Nelson integrates this practice seamlessly into his designs. Nelson also actively engages in training up and coming designers, sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience to inspire and empower emerging creatives.
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We recently had Tracy Bamber stay at the Silo Hotel situated at the Waterfront in Cape Town, this is what she had to say about her stay:

“Where to begin ….. the views are spectacular, the artwork and décor amazing, rooms gorgeous, the food delicious. The Team at The Silo are truly exceptional. Everyone was so welcoming and created such a warm atmosphere!

The location is easy access to the waterfront with many restaurants, shopping, gyms, and easy access to the Moulle Point-Sea Point promenade for some fresh air to enjoy the waves crashing with beautiful views. Enjoy a walk, stroll or in my case a run.

A truly amazing property!” – Tracy Bamber

Please contact our Safari Designers for any information on our preferred partners in this Collective edition.

Keeping the dream alive,
Eluisa Di Benedetto | Product Manager