Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Nullarbor Cottages

Uninterrupted Silence

The only service at Nullarbor Cottages is No Service at all, which is just perfect for the kind of place it is.
My sole communication with management was via email, and that I found rather refreshing.
I got exactly what I wanted - zero people interference, right from the moment I set foot at Nullarbor Cottages, there was even no presence at the rather rustic gate!

The Lonesome horse

Right outside the cottage I was in - Pula Moon, was a beautiful horse that constantly came by to graze, complimenting and supplementing the already surreal feel of the place.


The self catering cottages come complete with a jacuzzi, towels,toilet paper, cutlery and utensils. Outside is a fire place, patio and deck chairs from where one can just breath and detox.
A silent being of the human species comes by to clean up every day.


If one happens to forget any of their conveniences at home, Magaliesburg town is only about 5-10 minutes away by car. Caution! - the road to Nullarbor Cottages is rather rough and not tarred, but aren't all roads that lead to paradise?.

The view

The view is endless, it goes on and on and on and it's simply beautiful.
And at twilight, the temptation to open a bottle of champagne is not to be taken lightly, it must be obeyed!.

The Details

I think you should definitely use them.

Jenny and Des Fernhold
Nullarbor Cottages
Jenny: +27 836528647
Des:     +27 828710437

Chesa Nyama - Balfour park shopping centre

New kid on the block

There is a new eatery in Balfour park shopping center and this one is right after my own heart.
The name Chesa Nyama speaks for itself but for those non-Joburgers/South Africans, I will explain.
It's all about the meat, or should I say grilling/eating it.
I don't know what took so long but one would expect that there would be such a restaurant in just about every mall or on every street corner in South Africa, it is a meat loving population after all, and I am no exception. 

Enough to feed an army.

It must be because they are newly open, or perhaps that's just how they roll but the helpings are quite big.
For R70, I got enough food to feed 2 adults and a 6 year old - for a few days. I tell lies, in today's economy it is shocking. The food itself was above average, the meat done to our perfection, although the chicken nuggets tasted just slightly offish, but then again, it's not the kind of place one should buy chicken nuggets so the kid has herself to blame.

The details.

Balfour Park shopping center.
Shop no: 119/120
Telephone: 011 075 3609

Fairmount Nursery and Tea Garden

Spruce up your garden this summer!

And have yourself a delicious looking muffin while at it.
Can't remember her name now but the resident confectioner does know her story, the presentation was just  as good as the taste, if not better too.
I had a late breakfast at Fairmount nursery and tea garden,it was a lazy afternoon with families gathered for a nice chat and children building sand castles or feeding goats. Very quaint.
The service was not a 100% but i was happy to just relax under the leafy foliage.
The food when it finally arrived was quite good, it came on a wooden slab - I thought it was a nice touch.

Effect on your pocket.

I can't say it's a cheap place to eat at but it's not 5 star dining either so the prices are quite reasonable, for the ambience and peacefulness offered.
I picked up a few plants and herbs on my way out,and for that my garden is a much happier place.

The details 

Give them a call or drop them an email, who knows, you might even like it.
Address: 26 Sandler Road Fairmount, Johannesburg.