Dear friends and other interesting creatures,
My son Kevin (21) and I recently visited the award-winning Kievits Kroon Country Estate. It is really not a long drive from Johannesburg and we arrived much sooner than I anticipated. As we stopped outside the 16 hectare estate, the first thing I noticed was the manicured lawn and the Cape Dutch architecture. A touch of the Cape just outside Pretoria.
Booking in was a pleasure. We were treated to welcoming drinks overlooking a beautiful white rose garden and the receptionist came to us with our card key (those always make me nervous) and explained where everything was located. We found our room very easily with the provided map and settled in. We were treated to cheese, biscuits and wine in our room which really hit the spot!
It was wonderful to relax and chat to my grown up son. How often do you get to do that?
Kev and I were treated to a fine dining experience in their signature restaurant, Granita. We had Gourmet Dinner Menu 2. It was awesome fun trying exotic dishes with my son whom is a very fussy eater. We enjoyed all the dishes, laughed so much and just had a really great time. While I have been privileged to have enjoyed fine dining before, it was a first for my son.
We loved coming back to our room with turned down beds, decorated with white roses, chocolates, fluffy gowns and slippers.
Breakfast was fabulous! Great old style buffet with Kev and I joking, me trying desperately not to eat toast (#banting!) lol. The staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful.
We were offered a late check out and were off to the most amazing Spa EVER!!!! I have been to many a Spa, but this one stands alone when it comes to awesome.
Firstly they have a great little buffet as you enter with incredibly ice tea. It was absolutely delicious. Next we completed our forms, had a full tour of the facilities which is extensive and truly impressive. Each treatment is sign posted, telling you exactly what to expect. It is overwhelming in its perfection.
I could spend hours there… for weeks if they would let me! We changed into our gowns and our therapists collected us from a relaxation room. Kevin and I had a full body massage each. I fell asleep during mine. It was just right. I cannot describe the luxury and absolute indulgence of the Spa in enough words!! I will go back there any and every chance I ever get.
I have to thank Kievits Kroon for hosting Kevin and I – huge gratitude. It was a stay I will always remember. Not only did we receive wonderful treatment, were totally spoiled while at Kievits Kroon, but we also got to spend one on one time with each other as grown ups… although, I guess he will always just be my baby boy 🙂
I wish a splash of the Cape in Pretoria!
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