Johannesburg’s delightful Misty Hills Hotel showed off its glamourous credentials by playing host to a VIP reception of 32 Miss World finalists.
The beauty queens, who in South Africa for the World Cup to cheer on their respective teams, took a couple of days out of their hectic schedule to unwind in the hotel’s spectacular surroundings.
(Left: All the Miss World Girls at Heia Safari Ranch dam)
Just 25 kilometres away from the City of Gold, the Misty Hills Country Hotel Johannesburg is positioned within easy reach of Johannesburg International Airport whilst also enjoying an idyllic rural setting in the heart of the beautiful Kromdraai Valley – a UNESCO World Heritage site known as The Cradle of Humankind.
The hotel prides itself on its unique blend of traditional South African stone architecture and warm hospitality, coupled with luxury facilities.
(Miss Netherlands with Misty Hill Hotel staff)
It boasts 215 accommodations, with each room ornately decorated with brightly coloured African fabrics, artworks and handmade furniture.
The beauty queens also dined at the adjacent Carnivore Restaurant, which is world-renowned for its exquisite, charcoal-grilled delicacies that are roasted on converted Masai tribal spears in a large circular open fire.
(Miss Ghana feeds a Zebra at Heia Safari Ranch)
Skewers laden with crocodile, giraffe, kudu and ostrich are complemented by more mainstream dishes, including vegetarian meals. Under the management of Toni Loureiro, the Carnivore’s unique concept is a contender for “Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience”.
Spa in the Country
For a unique and pampering conferencing experience, Misty Hills’ new spa conference facility, Spa in the Country Conferencing offers a holistic alternative to the traditional conference choice. Addressing stress management and promoting wellbeing in the workplace, the Spa Conference facility provide a therapeutic environment where delegates can enjoy private and personalised treatments as part of the day’s itinerary.
(An African welcome from the staff at the Misty Hills Hotel)
Out of Africa
The Miss World finalists also visited Heia Safari Ranch, a three-star game lodge, nestled below the Swartkop Mountain Range next to Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
(Miss England feeding a giraffe ahead of her team’s crunch match against Slovenia)
The charming lodge is situated on a game farm that is set in the tranquil indigenous South African Bushveld.
Giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, blesbok, impala and springbok roam the hotel grounds freely along with the lodge’s “Zonky” – a zebra+donkey cross breed.