|The spa room where I got my pedi done.|
I tend to have tunnel vision when I go to Phokeng to visit my family. Mostly I spend time with my mother, siblings, their spouses, children and grandchildren. And when we go out, I usually choose the easy option: going to one of the restaurants at the Waterfall mall.
So when a friend suggested that we go to Kedar Spa for some pampering, my first reaction was “Where?” I hadn’t even known that there was a spa in the village!
Kedar Spa is part of the luxury Kedar Hotel, Conference Centre and Spa facilty, based about 21km from Sun City. The hotel is a member of the Recreation Africa group, which includes Misty Hills Country Hotel and Carnivore restaurant in Johannesburg. I won’t bore you with the hotel details, which you can find here
But back to my spa visit, my friend and I had wonderful paraffin pedicures and by the end of it, I was so relaxed I could have fallen asleep right there on the bed.
|One of the receptions of the Royal Marang Hotel. There's a VIP|
entrance too & yours trully is curious about what that portion
of the hotel looks like.
Lunch was great – the food was well-prepared, the portions were huge and the service was friendly and efficient. Best of all, the prices were very reasonable - we paid the equivalent of what we would have paid at a less rated venue at the mall. My mother thoroughly enjoyed herself, and the Royal Marang Hotel is now one of the places I plan to take her to for special treats.
Anyhoo, the visit made me realise that tourists visiting the North West Province and Phokeng area in particular probably know more about the area than I do. I have been short-sighted about opportunities and resources that are available to me locally (either in Phokeng or here in Johannesburg) and I decided to actively seek them out.
Hence my querying previously neglected publications that are on my doorstep, attending local biz networking meetings etc.
So my question to you is, do you still explore your area for new resources to enhance your life, or have you, like me, been assuming that you know where everything you need locally is?