We're hardly shy in dishing our hotel pick
for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. In Johannesburg, it's The Westcliff
, hands down. Just 10 minutes from the city center in an exclusive residential suburb, The Westcliff is perched on a hilltop with sculpted gardens and an infinity pool from where you can spy the elephants in the Johannesburg Zoological Gardens below. Part of the Orient-Express Collection of hotels, The Westcliff
offers five-star treatment all the way. The hotel has announced a summer spa special (after all, the sun is shining in the southern hemisphere while we grit our teeth against the snow!
) Pamper yourself in one of the three spacious Botanica Spa Suites tucked away in the estate's flowering gardens. Indulge in a two-hour treatment: start off with a body polish and exfoliation, followed with a body wrap of your choice, ending with a back, neck, and shoulder massage. Summer sale price? R1000. Valid until the end of February 2010.
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