Review by Rosalie Howard
VENUE PAGES together with the lovely LETHABO ESTATE, situated in the glorious Cradle of Humankind/Magaliesburg district is offering a heavenly weekend for two in this week’s competition! Read this article to find out what unusual events are hosted at this 4-star venue, enter the competition by answering the simple question below and VOILA! You could be the winner!
LETHABO means ‘Joy’ in Tswana, so named for its breath taking wraparound views and sustainable approach. The Crocodile River runs through the middle of this beautiful award winning 150 acre estate. It is situated on the edge of The Cradle of Humankind and part of The Rhenosterspruit Conservancy.
This award winning conservancy is just half an hour from the North West of Johannesburg in the Magaliesberg foothills. There is something for everyone. Lethabo Estate offers very romantic, exclusive and private riverside accommodation with fireplaces, Jacuzzi spa baths and surround sound as well as very affordable accommodation in the charming Ezindala Farmhouse decorated with recycled memorabilia in its individually themed rooms.
The luxurious and decadent riverside day picnics are famous and Lethabo has had many return guests bring their children who were conceived beside the river! At their gorgeous riverside restaurant gourmet dining is offered as well as delicious organic food for sugar, gluten and lactose intolerant gourmands, and Halaal, vegan and vegetarian fare.
The Spa at Lethabo Estate
A wide selection of Spa treatments including reflexology and sound journeys are offered, under the direction of Sarah Ramongane who heads up the Spa as an initiative to empower local masseuse, using local products and water from solar geysers and wherever possible, they are sustainable. Treatments can be enjoyed in the privacy of your room or next to the river in summer.
On the Crocodile River Ramble there are countless excursions to be enjoyed and at Lethabo they host fire dancing shows and workshops and horse whispering Join Up sessions. Lethabo is a great springboard for all sort of Cradle and Dam adventures.
Conference Venues / Meeting Room
Lethabo Estate proudly offers one conference room in a peaceful, result achieving atmosphere for which they were awarded the Bronze for top Conferencing Facility at the 2010 Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business of The Year Awards. It displays beautiful art and objects from all over the world and is situated close to the river, whose soothing songs invigorate the spirit. This conference venue can accommodate groups from 10 to 60 delegates in comfort. Included in the conference package is :
- A light breakfast with freshly baked hot cheese puffs, sun dried tomato or bacon strips, homemade healthy muesli and honey crunchies, Italian filter coffee and a variety of teas and infusions,
- A morning tea break with delicious homemade muffins with strawberry jam and whipped cream
- A delicious and wholesome three course lunch
- An afternoon tea break with home baked delights.
- Use of the venue with standard conference equipment and the usual conference amenities
LETHABO LODGE is very flexible regarding dinners as they customize the experience to suit the conference group’s requirements. (Picnics and Spit Braai are set next to the river and waterfall.)
Team Building : Oodles of space on the property affords the conference organiser the freedom to import virtually any teambuilding activity you can imagine through your own outsourced suppliers.
Horse Play At Lethabo Estate
Renowned for this guided and peaceful activity, known as “Join Up”, this is a most rewarding experience, even for those of us with no previous connection with horses.
Monty Roberts, celebrated horse expert observed horses in the wild and when he copied their behaviour to elicit a response, he was richly rewarded. The horses he has worked with all responded in the same way and he has been able to pass on to the folks at Lethabo the means of learning to speak “Equus”. As a result you will learn to connect, communicate one-on-one and earn the cooperation and trust of these magnificent beings. A soul expanding and emotionally enriching experience.
A human who has never been closer to a horse than a television screen can learn to ‘horse whisper’ or enjoy a deep and meaningful conversation in Equus, the language of the horse.
Feel the burn, with a combination of martial arts, yoga and dance! The hottest new team build. Burn stress, tone arms and abs, build cardio-vascular strength, increase co-ordination, improve creativity and boost mind and body.
Fire-dancing originated from the Maori in New Zealand. These ancient warriors swung burning Poi to build dexterity and develop the connective tissue between the left (logical) and right (intuitive) sides of the brain making it a powerful meditative and creative tool. Poi can be easily packed and picked up for short breaks in confined space and regular use will tone mind and body.
Participants can enjoy a sizzling performance before being introduced to non-burning poi. Participants work together to get the movements correct and it is very entertaining!
COMPETITION CORNER …. To enter this competition to stand a chance to win a magical weekend away for 2 at the lovely LETHABO LODGE in their awesome Mountain self catering cottage, simply answer this question and submit! Good Luck. Hope you are a winner!
What is the name (referred to in this article) of the Horse Language, created by Horse Whisperer, Monty Roberts?
Leave your answer in the comments section of this post to be eligible to win. to us at Venue Pages as soon as possible. The lucky draw will take place on 30th November 2012.
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