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‘Experience a Luxurious Overnight Country Escape to Avianto’
Although Johannesburg is known as the ‘Mother City’ of South Africa and the place where the majority of South Africans reside and travel to and fro, there are small pockets of heavenly countryside scattered around the outskirts of this large and diverse city.
One of them is the splendid Avianto, located Muldersdrift, a picturesque rural area situated 27 kilometres northwest Johannesburg, and easily accessible from Pretoria too. Adjacent to the Crocodile River, with blue skies, lush greenery, and staggering views, Avianto is close to the city, unexpected and remarkable.
Avianto is just six minutes from the Cradle of Humankind, which has an extensive choice of country leisure facilities, which includes game farms, trout fishing, the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, Sterkfontein Caves and the like.
Do not be fooled by the terrain on the drive down dusty and dry roads as you make your way to this nirvana-like location. Once you arrive, you will be walking out of the dessert and into Eden.
Lodging at Avianto
The Italian-style buildings and surrounding scenery have established Avianto as one of Johannesburg’s coveted wedding, conference, and corporate team-building venues, but there’s also room for travelers looking for a luxurious overnight or weekend escape from the city centre.
With its stone archways and winding cobbled paths around the sprawling compound filled with flowerbeds, it’s easy to think for a minute you’re wandering around the streets of Rome or a Tuscan village.
The Hotel at Avianto is set slightly apart from the main function venues, and tucked away along the meandering pathways, Avianto’s 30 luxury rooms and five suites exude the understated elegance of an Italian country estate and feature air-conditioning, room service, mini bars, safes, plush bath towels, and luxurious beds and linen.
There are lower and upper-level rooms. Some are hidden and covered up by bushes and trees, like secret garden hideaways. secluded by greenery.
The upper-level room balconies have a vintage feel with breathtaking views, adding the perfect addition to the spacious interiors.
The various lodging options play into the illusion that you are in an entirely different country or somewhere in the countryside.
Dining at Avianto
Avianto has large indoor and outside dining areas, a bar and lounges, and a large outside fireplace with seating. These areas are spacious, and elegantly presented.
And the food? What a spread!
The buffets are as pleasing to the eyes as they are to the stomach and palate, making the dining experience an exceptional and unforgettable one, replete with food and drink choices that satisfy every craving.
Amongst all the lovely highlights and amenities of Avianto, the food rises to the top, like delicious frothy cream.
Activities and Atmosphere at Avianto
There are walking, running and cycling trails for active holidays, and various spaces in and around the property for peace and quiet, book reading, or meditating.
At the Avianto Sports Park, a variety of leisure activities are waiting for you too, including mountain bike trails, cross-country running trails, tennis courts, fishing, swimming pools and a sports clubhouse, all set along the meandering Crocodile River.
The Avianto Clubhouse is operated by The Hotel and is the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail by the pool, share a wood-fired pizza with a friend, or sip a glass of South African wine before dinner.
Avianto has managed to create a comprehensive and balanced ambience in a single venue that is worthy of experiencing, sharing and exploring.
If you are tired of the hustle and bustle of your everyday work week or travelling and you happen to pass through Johannesburg, this jewel of a venue, only eight miles from Lanseria Airport, is available for a well-deserved weekend escape, business excursion or extended stay.
Address: Plot 69, R114 Driefontein Road, Muldersdrift,1747
Contact: +27 11 668 3000
BeSeeingYou In: Mildersdrift, Johannesburg
Good To Know: Johannesburg has a fast history.
WOW Factor: The views and scenery in and around Avianto
TIP: There are an extensive list of fun, outdoorsy, entertainment and luxury activities on the venue’s doorstep, so google away and go explore.
Author Bio: Anke Ferreira