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There is simply no better place to live than in Pretoria. The city has so much to offer, and its versatility knows no bounds. Think purple streets in October, the crowd on Loftus Versveld when the Bulls score a try, and the happy sounds of vuvuzelas from hooting taxis draped in Mamelodi Sundowns flags. The Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards celebrates all this and more, and gives you the chance to tell us what and who is the best the capital city has to offer.
Known for their range of beauty products and enough pampering treatments to make your toes curl, Placecol Silverlakes or The Grove is many local ladies’ beauty spot of choice.
The love is mutual and Placecol wants to spoil 10 lucky voters with pampering and product vouchers to help you look and feel your absolute best worth R2 500 each. Nails, make-up, massages, wax treatment and more. There is nothing these beauty experts cannot do.
Metro Home Centre 2019
Whether you’ve just moved into your new dream home, are busy redecorating your home or are just looking for a few new appliances, you’ll find everything you need and more at Metro Home Centre Pretoria. Oh, and don’t even get us started on their linen and gorgeous array of fabrics. We have to warn you, you will want to get it all!
Vote in this year’s Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards and stand a chance to win one of four vouchers from Metro Home Centre worth R2 000 each! Sigh, we wish we could enter ourselves.
Photo Maria Studio
In need of a photographer to capture a few precious memories? Look no further than Photo Maria Studio in Silver Lakes. The team consists of photographers and graphic designers who will help make the most of those unforgettable memories. And, with more than 20 years’ experience they cater for any occasion: weddings, couple portraits, studio portraits, matric dances, lifestyle portraits and even corporate events.
As part of the Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 ten lucky voters can each win a photo session at Photo Maria Studio. Just head on over to www.bestofpretoria.co.za and tell us who your favourites are.
When last did you get dressed up, got out of the house and enjoyed a good theatre production? Throw in some beautiful singing and energetic dancing and you are in for a treat. We’re of course talking about the brand new 400-seater Barnyard Menlyn venue situated at the renowned Menlyn Park Shopping Centre.
Yes, the Barnyard Menlyn is back and ten lucky voters each stand the chance of winning tickets to see a Barnyard show for six people. Plus, they’re throwing in two large pizzas to help get the party started. Yummy!
In need of some pampering? Yes, please! When it comes to self-indulgent spoils it doesn’t get more luxurious than a pampering spa treatment (or two). So what if we told you that you could win one of two full-day spa treatments at Mangwanani River Valley, one of two full body couple’s massages (60 minutes) at the Royal Elephant Hotel or one of two foot massages at the Royal Elephant Hotel? Sigh! Pure relaxation. All you have to do is vote, vote, vote!
Milk & Honey Clothing
What woman doesn’t like beautiful fashion and statement accessories? At Milk & Honey Clothing you’ll find something for every occasion and all tastes. But, we have to warn you. You’ll definitely walk out with more than a handful of purchases, everything is just too gorgeous. And don’t even get us started on their beautiful coats and hand bags. We…want…it…all!
Five lucky ladies can each win a voucher to shop at Milk & Honey Clothing valued at R1 000. Happy shopping, if you win!
Farm Inn 2019
Situated on the eastern outskirts of Pretoria, The Farm Inn is a real hidden gem if you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city or need to host a conference. Planning a wedding? Look no further than The Farm Inn as it’s also a wildlife estate right here in the city.
The estates boasts 23 indigenous species including lion, leopard and cheetah. Oh, and did we mention that it first opened its gates in 1982. If you haven’t been, shame on you! But, lucky for your you, four lucky voters van each win dinner, accommodation and breakfast for two adults. Another four voters can win Sunday lunch for four adults while two voters can win Sunday lunch and a game drive for two adults. All you have to do to win is vote.
Calling all vinos! Love wine? What about enjoying a few bottles among friends? Then you simply have to vote in this year’s Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards to stand a chance to win a Deetlefs wine tasting session at the venue of your choice (office, home, venue, etc.) presented by Munnik Marais for you and 29 of your closest friends and family. Just imagine how impressed they will be to be invited to an exclusive wine tasting hosted by you.
Please note that each tasting is limited to a maximum of 30 people.
Le Chic Nail Bar
Founded in 1983, Le Chic Beauty Clinic knows a thing or two about beauty. Waxing, threading, make up, massages, nails, peels, body treatments and even manscaping, the team offers it all. So before your next big event, special occasion or when you’re just feeling a bit down, make sure you book a treatment or two at Le Chic Nail Bar.
Ten lucky voters can each win a manicure or pedicure at Le Chic Nail Bar worth R300 each. And while you’re dreaming of this prize, don’t forget to tell us who your favourite nail bar and beauty salon is.
Keeping time never looked this stylish… or cute! British accessory brand Olivia Burton boasts some of the most unique and beautiful time pieces we’ve ever seen. And, in case you missed it, they are available in SA. Eeek! Founded by best friends and ex-fashion buyers Jemma and Lesa, the seriously pretty range is all about intricate hand illustrations and gorgeous references to nature … think peonies and bees, roses and butterflies.
You’ll find the range at your local Bella Luna store but if you vote for your favourites as part of BOP 2019, you stand the chance to win your very own Olivia Burton watch worth more than R2 000. So go on, enter now!
This one is for all the foodies and home cooks. Marlise Scheepers, also known as Chef Snoekie, is everyone’s favourite – she sings, blogs and cooks. Plus, she’s also part of the news and food styling team at Farmers Weekly and author of her very own cookbook Laat die Potte Sing.
Clover – Food Nostalgia will bring back fond memories of your mom and grandma’s cooking and is jam-packed with 55 magical recipes… dishes that will help you remember the best moments from your childhood or your life, and that will remain in the mind of your guests for years to come! Ten lucky voters can each win a copy of Laat die Potte sing and 10 more can each win a copy of Clover – Food Nostalgia. Both books are printed and distributed by Lapa Uitgewers.
Exquisite authentic Indian cuisine, that’s what you can expect when eating at Geet Indian Restaurant. The word ‘Geet’ in Hindi means “melodious poem” and the cuisine more than echoes this sentiment. The family run restaurant is as proudly Pretorian as it gets. The menu is based on the Indian philosophy of using natural seasonal flavours, enhanced by classic technique and utilising the freshest possible ingredients and a definite must-try if you haven’t been. Five lucky readers can each win a voucher to eat at Geet worth R500.
Sprucing up your home with the latest in furniture design has never been easier or more gorgeous thanks to Beetroot Inc. Specialising in the design and manufacturing of patchwork and pallet furniture, scatter cushions, utility trolleys, homeware, gifts and novelties for customers that enjoy the lighter and brighter side of beautiful living, Beetroot Inc. has something for everyone.
As part of this year’s competition 10 lucky voters can win vouchers from Beetroot Inc. worth R2 000.
Touch of Class
How to describe their music? Soulful? Heart-warming? We don’t have words but maybe you can help us. Touch of Class is an acclaimed duo first established in 1989 and originally consisted of Deon van der Merwe and Ronell Erasmus. In 2012 Ronelle decided to focus more on her solo career and Ruhan du Toit joined and since then the group has gone from strength to strength.
You’ll recognise them from hits like Bamboesbos and Moenie Worry Nie and their first album Ek en My Meisie sold more than 30 000 units. We’re obviously big fans and 10 lucky voters can each win a Touch of Class album to enjoy.
Swartskaap Bistro (Shere)
Known as the hottest new eatery in the city, Swartskaap Bistro situated at Sherewood Lodge in Shere is a definite must visit. The team has a simple and fresh homemade food philosophy while the relaxing and casual atmosphere that Sherewood has to offer makes for the perfect backdrop to any event – dinner with your love, coffee with the girls, or birthday celebrations. But don’t take our word for it, go try it for yourself. And remember to tell them we sent you!
Ten lucky voters can each win vouchers for Swartskaap Bistro worth R500 each. Plus, only lucky voter can win dinner, accommodation and breakfast at Swartskaap Bistro and Sherwood Lodge worth more than R3 000.
Gary Rom 2019
For the ladies of the capital, their hair are their pride and joy. And of course they only trust the best in the business with their precious tresses. Gary Rom is just that – the best in the business. Styling, cutting, blow drying or colouring, Gary and his team will help you create the perfect new look. Vote for your favourites in this year’s Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards competition and you can stand the chance to win one of ten Gary Rom vouchers worth R2 000 each.
Bacher & Co
Watches, fragrances, cosmetics and jewellery. Can a girl ever have enough? We most certainly don’t think so. Bacher and Co. have something for everyone, and is most definitely our beauty dream come true. Ten lucky voters can each win a Bacher and Co. goodie bag filled with a 90ml Rochas fragrance, a bag, a hand cream, couture samples, a Tomoto Breast Cancer awareness watch, GLOV makeup removers, ANNY nail polish, an a AHAVA face mask.