Valentine Specials at Valley Lodge & Spa

DURING FEBRUARY this popular upmarket establishment is offering visitors special get-away deals for those who want to taste a slice of romantic paradise.The Bluebilled Firefinched Valentine’s two night package, which is valid throughout February, includes Dinner, Bed, a full English breakfast and a romantic surprise. This popular retreat will be creating the mood for romantic couples during this period with the emphasis being on good food, romance and relaxation.

The package also includes tea and coffee and bottled water, a daily newspaper delivered to the room every morning and access to hotel facilities such as the wellequipped gym, outdoor pool, tennis courts, paddle boats on the river, nature reserve, walking trails and the bird sanctuary. Standard rooms are R3910, Luxury rooms R4170 per person and Superior rooms R4430 per person for two nights and this include Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. There is no charge for children up to the age of six, but children between the ages of seven and 12 will be charged R2140 for two nights and an adult single rate for children 13 years and older. Terms and Conditions apply. The Spa has a positive spiritual quality with its a appealing layout, easy-on-theeye colours and ambient sounds wafting into one’s space.

Guests will receive a R500 Spa voucher per person excluding packages. The internationally recognised Spa is a must and specials will be offered to enhance one’s wellness on every level. Valley Lodge & Spa is enveloped by natural beauty. Lush greenery, an abundance of trees and the Magalies river meandering through the property add to the ambience. On a good day you may even meet the wandering band of zebra who likes to graze within touching distance of guests. These animals inhabit the small nature reserve on the property which they share with Impala, African Wild Cats and some of the smaller species like Hedgehog, Rock Dassie and Tortoise.

Valley Lodge & Spa is an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Tshwane and will convey jaded city dwellers into an eco-paradise. Go to the Valley Lodge website to take advantage of the Valentine’s Month special.


About the author

Peter Feldman

Peter has been a journalist and arts critic for almost 50 years and served on The Star in various capacities for 35 years, ending up as a specialist writer on films, music and theatre. During that time he travelled extensively on assignments and interviewed many international film and pop stars, both in South Africa and overseas. He also covered some of South Africa's biggest film and musical events. He was one of only two South African journalists to be invited by Steven Spielberg to the Hook film junket in LA in 1991 where he interviewed the famous director as well as Dustin Hoffman and the late Robin Williams. He attended the gala James Bond premiere in London in 1981 and did an iconic interview in a Rolls Royce with Roger Moore who played Bond. He spent a week touring England with Queen prior to their Sun City visit in 1983, interviewed a host of international stars on films sets in Hollywood and London and was the first local journalist to nail an interview with The Rolling Stones prior to their SA visit in 1995.
He is active in the freelance field and his work has appeared in a variety of South African newspapers and magazines. He has also worked on TV and radio (ChaiFM 101.9) in his specialist capacity. Over the years Feldman has been the recipient of several awards for his contribution to music journalism and the SA record industry. He is a recent recipient of the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz award in recognition for his long standing journalistic support for the arts. He wrote lyrics for some top artists, including Sipho Mabuse, and had a hit disco single, "Video Games," which was released in 1988. He coined the phrase "Local is Lekker" which he used in his columns in The Star Tonight and broadcast in the 70s on David Gresham's popular afternoon show on Springbok Radio.

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