South Africa’s economic hub slows down considerably over the festive season as schools and offices close, and Joburgers hit the road for their holidays. “During the festive season, the city becomes less crowded, giving locals a chance to experience all it has to offer, but from a totally different perspective. This time of the year is also off-peak season at Fairlawns, which means our rates are lowered for locals to take full advantage of. A staycation definitely does not have to mean sitting at home,” says Michael Kewley, Fairlawns’ Managing Director.
Fairlawns appeals to the staycation market with a wide variety of activities, dining options and experiences. A perfect example is the hotel’s monthly Lazy Days and Lawn Blankets picnic in the property’s rolling lawns, transforming a traditional pastime into the ultimate outdoor experience with an exquisite picnic setup, fabulous food and bubbly.
The Fairlawns’ gardens also serve as a great spot for high tea with the girls, or for spoiling beloved family members who have travelled from far and wide. The Manor House Bistro offers an alternate setting, complete with a Strawberry Daiquiri tea trolley that serves decadent sweet treats.
At Fairlawns’ flagship restaurant, Amuse Bouche, guests can order from an à la carte menu which offers modern African cuisine with French flair. Featuring a Diamond Award Winning wine list, Amuse Bouche holds the promise of an unforgettable night out, set against the backdrop of classical and contemporary piano tunes which fill the hotel every Saturday and Sunday.
For those holiday-makers who are in need of an escape to an exotic location – but don’t feel like breaking the bank – Fairlawns has the perfect resolve. Rejuvenate, relax and restore in the exquisite bamboo forest gardens of the hotel’s completely private, award-winning Balinese-style spa. The spa features authentic, imported Balinese green stone statues, a stone bath with pebbles that carefully massage the pressure points on your feet, an outdoor therapy bath, as well as a Chinese tea daybed to suit your every relaxation and wellness need.