FUN, FOOD AND WINE – MAGICAL MEMORIES THIS NEW YEAR’S EVE!

Let’s be honest, family and friends are all fine and everything, but our absolute favorite thing about New Year’s Eve? Good food and great wine!

South Africa’s had a tough year. You guys deserve the very best affordable food, wine and entertainment options on offer. We invite you to visit with us during New Year’s Eve and end the year with full tummies, full hearts and a glass of good wine in hand.

Even if you have not booked a getaway with your club for New Year’s Eve, you can still celebrate at one of these club resorts included here:

La Montagne (Ballito, KZN) – The Palm Terrace
Oceanic (Durban, North Beach, KZN) – La Vita
Midlands Saddle and Trout (Mooi River, KZN) – 29 Degrees South
Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel & Spa (Pennington, KZN) – Lord Selborne
Qwantani (Harrismith, Free State) – Marshall Eagle
Hole in the Wall (Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape) – The Bell Buoy
Bushman’s Nek (Southern Drakensberg, KZN) – The Bushpot
The Palace (Durban, North Beach KZN) – Pesto
La Côte d’Azur (Margate, KZN) – French Vanilla

MIDLANDS SADDLE & TROUT, MIDLANDS – KZN

The Food
This festive season at Midlands Saddle and Trout, we’re keeping it ‘old school’ with a good ol’ traditional New Year’s Eve Boma Braai. We have a real treat for the meat lovers out there, with a choice between our lovely lemon & herb or peri-peri chicken pieces, thick, traditional boerewors, delicious porkchops or fine sirloin steaks, all seasoned and prepared with love.

For those of us taking a break from the protein, or who are vegetarians, tuck in to our fresh garden salad with vinaigrette, or our delicious beetroot salad, all accompanied with your choice of sides.

Finish off the meal with a malva pudding drenched in a thick, warm vanilla custard.

The Wine
Pair your red meat with a robust Bon Courage Like Father Like Son Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon. For our guests in search of something lighter, you cannot go wrong with the cheeky Bon Courage Like Father Like Son Semi-Sweet Rosé.

*A comprehensive selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available upon request.

The Entertainment
Midlands Saddle and Trout’s location – right along the Midlands Meander’s Mooi River, affords guests the perfect opportunity to immerse themselves in the charms of luxury country living.

Visit with us and partake in some quality golfing, explore the gorgeous countryside by hiking, on horseback or by bicycle, or enjoy some much-needed pampering at the onsite La Vita Wellness Spa. Gather around the roaring bonfire as you lose yourself in the endless African night sky, and wake up to impossibly crisp country mornings, when you can enjoy a hearty breakfast at 29 Degrees South restaurant, before exploring our animal farm, bowling green, braai area, games room, open-air chess arena and swimming pool.

Book Now on 033 263 2758 or email MidlandsGM@firstgroup-sa.co.za for more information

THE OCEANIC, DURBAN – KZN

THE FOOD
Welcome to beach-front sophistication, with The Oceanic’s New Year’s Eve Dinner menu. Start your evening with a choice between fish goujons with a tart tartar sauce, or a helping of chicken livers peri-peri with just the right amount of bite.

Once your appetite’s been whetted, move on to a choice of glazed gammon with apple sauce, a nicely roasted chicken peri-peri or a rich chicken curry. A well prepared vegetable lasagne is on offer for our vegetarian guests.

Finish off a fine evening of dining, with Ice–cream & fruit salad or an indulgent Black Forest gateau

THE WINE
We have a wonderful selection of wines to pair with your fish, gammon or chicken. You might want to try an elegant David Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc, or perhaps a Chenin Blanc from either the Klawer Cellars or the ever popular Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection.

*A comprehensive selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available upon request.

THE ENTERTAINMENT
The Oceanic resort combines the best of both worlds – walking distance to Durban’s golden beaches, and easy access to the cities vibrant December nightlife.

Keeping the family busy at The Oceanic is easy with a wide range of activities including exploring the local beaches, uShaka Marine World, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Umgeni River Bird Park, easy access to the iHeart Market, the Suncoast complex and so much more!

Visit with us next December and enjoy our amazing Jacuzzi, bicycle hire, sauna, games room and library.

Book Now on 031 335 1800 or email oceanicconf@firstgroup-sa.co.za for more information

HOLE IN THE WALL, COFFEE BAY – EASTERN CAPE

THE FOOD
Our idea of the perfect New Year’s Eve? A Wild coast braai featuring good people, good wine and the freshest possible fish. Visit with us this New Year’s Eve and tuck right into your very own Mussel pot, a serving of smoked shad, some delectably sticky ribs or some freshly caught cob cooked perfectly over the braai.

We also offer a fun selection of sides, including traditional Xhosa bread, fried rice, roasted sweet potato, pasta salad and a traditional Greek salad.

Finish off the evening with banana & marshmallows grilled on an open fire, served with chocolate sauce.

THE WINE
Try a bottle from our organic collection – sustainable, and appropriate for the Wild Coast. Sample our Reyneke Organic Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon, or perhaps pair your fish or mussels with a Reyneke Organic Chenin Blanc

*A comprehensive selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available upon request.

THE ENTERTAINMENT
Hole in the Wall Hotel and Holiday Village offers access to some of the most gorgeous scenery in South Africa. Lose yourself along the Wild Coast and reconnect with nature. Hole in The Wall is the perfect place from which to explore the area’s rugged beauty, featuring unmatched birding and hiking opportunities, world class fishing, kiddie’s playground, swimming pool, bar, boma, driving range, braai area, restaurant and wellness spa.

Book Now on 047 575 0009 or email HoleInTheWallGM@firstgroup-sa.co.za for more information

SELBORNE GOLF ESTATE HOTEL AND SPA, SOUTH COAST – KZN

THE FOOD
Join us this New Year’s Eve at Selborne Hotel and Golf Estate, for a delicious braai on our wonderfully manicured estate, which includes delicate starters, hearty mains and deliciously decadent desserts, while you celebrate the new year by indulging in our range of cocktails and wines as you enjoy live music on the terrace. There will be lots of fun and activities available for the kiddies.

THE WINE
What’s a party without a bit of the old bubbly? try a delightful Spier Secret Sparkling, or a Bon Courage Blush Sparkling Vin Doux this New Year’s Eve. For those looking for something a bit drier, our Blanc de Blanc Brut – from the ever-popular Darling Cellars – should hit the spot rather nicely.

*A comprehensive selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available upon request.

THE ENTERTAIMENT
Visit with Selborne Golf Estate and escape the inevitable, suburban holiday hustle and bustle. Welcome to an exclusive community featuring manicured grounds, well-stocked bar and wine cellar, comfortable lounge area, curated sauna and swimming pool and easy access to several world class golf courses, the nearby Croc-World Conservation Centre and Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve, as well as Pennington’s selection of pristine beaches

Book Now on 039 688 1800 or email selbornereservations2@firstgroup-sa.co.za for more information

Go on, you deserve it – indulge this December and ring in the New Year the way it was supposed to be – with good friends and family, good food and wine, and the very best service from your holiday club friends. Bookings are now open. See you soon!

Blog Author: Takudzwa Makoni

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