WHEN journalists from the region discovered that they would be staying at Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa during a week-long conference on media and migration, some expressed reservations, saying staying on the fringes of the City of Gold is not an option.
Why go stay in Siberian isolation in a remote place like Muldersdrift on the margins of Gauteng province when there is Sandton, Rosebank, Melrose Arch and other glamorous places around in Johannesburg to book at, journalists asked.
Muldersdrift is a picturesque area situated 27 kilometres north-west of Johannesburg between the city and the Magaliesberg mountain range. It falls under the West Rand District municipality and is part of Mogale City.
But no sooner had the journalists arrived at the place than they started feeling comfy and enjoying temporary spendlid isolation like Britain during the Palmerston reign at the height of British imperial power.
Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa is a five-star graded lodge offering accommodation in 60 guest rooms.
It comprises 18 deluxe suites, 10 superior suites, 20 executive suites and 12 family and executive twin suites, overlooking exquisite dams or the unspoilt Zwartkops gorge and mountain.
Nestled at the foothills of the Zwartkops mountains in the cradle of humankind, it is the essence of tranquility and luxury.
Entering the resort area, one is greeted by a stunning vista of endless mountains and stretches of water.
The small but magnificent nature reserve upon, which Kloofzicht is built is home to kudu, impala, blue wildebeest, eland, red hartebeest, springbuck, gemsbok, zebra as well as a fascinating array of bird life.
The unique combination of pure, unaffected, textured interiors are carried throughout the lodge.
From comfort of the Little Foot Bar and restaurant one will experience the true effect of the hand-cut sandstone tiles and majestic mahogany.
Natural wood and thatched roofs, cobblestone, rich fibres and leather, bathtubs with exquisite views, all woven into a resort and attendant environment of luxury.
It made the conference on migration reporting feel somehow like a small holiday – 35 days before Christmas.-Staff Writer