Engaging holiday activities abound around the Atholl Guest House during December – take a look:
The Rooftop Market
Held next to the Rosebank Mall, the Rooftop Market was established to formalise the hawker trade of local and international vendors. Today it is a bustling indoor market that runs every day of the week throughout the holidays and offers stunning keepsakes and artefacts from South Africa and the African continent as a whole; it is brimming with everything gift-related, from beadwork to textiles to ceramics.
Adding to the unique experience are the restaurants and less formal eateries that surround the market, as well as live music that creates a special ambiance around the numerous holiday shoppers.
The Spa at Fairlawns
In the very heart of Sandton, the Fairlawns day spa offers a peaceful December retreat from the stresses of the year. The award-winning spa seeks to recreate the principles of holistic healing by reuniting clients with nature, and is a unique holiday experience arranged like a tropical Balinese garden complete with bamboo groves and prolific bird life.
By providing time-honoured traditional Asian treatments that make use of only raw, natural products, the spa creates a truly relaxing and organic experience that is certain to get you in the holiday mood.
The Momentum World of Golf
A unique golfing theme park, the Momentum World of Golf was designed to give golf enthusiasts somewhere to practice every possible shot in a fun and friendly environment. The park charges a day rate that includes access to all of the different areas, features such attractions as the Lexus World of Putting and the SuperSport World of Pitching, and provides an engaging learning experience that promises to sharpen every aspect of your game and prepare you for the new year’s golf challenges. There is also a restaurant in the park that offers a variety of set menus and can be booked for year-end and festive golf functions.
Montecasino is a sprawling entertainment complex that offers a diverse selection of activities certain to please a wide range of visitors. Modelled on a typical Italian piazza, it features two theatres, a casino, numerous restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, a cinema complex, a beautiful bird garden, and many shopping outlets.
During the 2014 festive season, the award-winning destination will also be holding a variety of Christmas-themed events such as a traditional Christmas market and movies on the piazza, and will play host to the Mzansi Youth Choir singing Christmas Carols in December.