After more than two weeks of non stop rain The Parkwood gardens are looking lusciously green and abundant.One forgets how accustomed we are to moderate weather in Johannesburg. A few weeks of rain has found me apologizing profusely to our foreign visitors for our inclement weather, only to be met with confused looks in return. A Belgian couple staying with us recently said that they felt at home as they are used to high rainfall and also suffer from the dreaded pot-hole issue on their roads!! Why did I think that was unique to Africa.
Back to appreciating our beautiful city, albeit slightly challenged by Eskom’s load shedding schedules which are playing havoc with most industries and family households.They certainly pose an interesting challenge to those of us in the hospitality sector.
The upside of this being the cosy candle-lit dinners enjoyed by our guests at The Parkwood this week and the inspiration that colder weather brings about in terms of delicious heartwarming soups to add to the menu. Zucchini & parmesan being one of my favourite.
Meet Theresa, our ever smiling waitress prepping the dining room.
Looking forward to another great week with interesting guests from all over the world !
All of “The Parkwood’s” Executive & Luxury rooms have outdoor showers….pure bliss after a long hot day at the office ?
The Parkwood is honored to be a Provincial Award Winner in the category of BEST 5 STAR GUEST HOUSE !
Thank you Lilizela for this extremely prestigious award and for your very inspiring words….
“We are thrilled at the field of provincial winners in each of the Lilizela Tourism Award categories. They represent an industry whose excellence is literally boundless, and who are setting global standards in best tourism practice. We have every reason in the world – literally – to be proud of our industry, and of you.”
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Our relaxed self-catering holiday house that sleeps 8 comfortably.
The Parkwood is a proud member of the Red Stamp Club, an innovative program launched recently by HRG Rennies Travel for Guesthouses and B&B’s throughout South Africa.
In recent years more & more corporate traveller’s have chosen to stay at local Guesthouses or B&B’s rather than hotels.
The Red Stamp Club is part of an initiative by Rennies to stay in touch with both the needs of the corporate traveller and the Guesthouse owners. As a member we benefit from access to tens of thousands of their travelers plus positive exposure through HRG Rennies Travel marketing campaigns.
Well done Rennies ! We are happy to be on board.
The Parkwood is a proud member of the JBC ( Johannesburg Boutique Collection ).A collaboration between five of the best boutique hotels in Johannesburg.
These like-minded individually owned boutique hotels and guest lodges are all in the greater Rosebank area and within easy reach of the Gautrain station from ORT international airport. To learn more about our collective capacities, abilities and facilities , please visit the JBC website www.johannesburgcollection.co.za