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There’s just something so magical about immersing oneself in nature and leaving behind all forms of modernity. You finally feel that sense of peace and tranquillity you’ve been longing for the entire year. And as the harsh grip of the city slowly starts to loosen, you finally fall into nature’s nest.
As the year draws to a rather quick close and the holiday season nears, we would like to share a few special moments and memories Mount Amanzi has been a part of this past year.
First Thing’s First
Annual Levy Increase Announcement:

We, as your Board of Directors, fully understand that there is a considerable financial requirement from you, our Valued Shareholders, in complying with your annual levy obligation. Each year, the Board of Directors and VRS aim to ensure that increases are kept as minimal as possible, while still providing you with world class holidays. For the year 2020, levies will increase by a mere 0.4%. The reason that such a low percentage increase can be accommodated is due to extremely efficient and competent resort management on the part of the Managing Agent, VRS. However, we must emphasise that this low percentage increase cannot be guaranteed in future years.

Awards and Applause

At the Lilizela Awards this year, we received a runner up position and we are proud to announce that we received a certificate of service for excellence- accommodation award. We are honoured to have received such a prestigious accolade and we would like to thank all our valuable staff members who strive for excellence every single day.

Bravo! We are also very pleased to say that we have been rated as “excellent” by 210 guests on TripAdvisor, who visited our Resort. Mount Amanzi thus received a Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor, for providing quality holidays and experiences to guests. Thank you all very much for your valuable feedback and support!

Special Staff Shout Out
Once again, the lovely Lebo Nyatla walked away with the Spa Therapist of the Month, in August for the VRS Spa Competition. This competition saw all VRS-Managed spas competing for the title of Spa Therapist of the Year. Well done, Lebo!

Remember to pop in to Mbali Day Spa on your next visit for a range of luscious treatments; the cherry on top of your relaxing holiday.
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Hello Mount "Amazing"...

Willie Smit

We are so elated to announce the arrival of our new Resort Manager, Willie Smit. Willie joined the Mount Amanzi family at the beginning of October 2019. We are absolutely thrilled to have him on board, steering the ship!

Favourite quote: “Trust is earned, respect is given, and loyalty is demonstrated. Betrayal of any of those is to lose all three.”


Caroline Smit

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Caroline Smit, our new Reservationist. Caroline also joined the crew in October. With her wealth of knowledge and experience, she will definitely be an asset to Mount Amanzi. We cannot wait to make everlasting memories with you, Caroline!

Favourite quote: “Stay focused and positive.”

A little birdy told us...
It’s that time of the year again for the Black Eagles to nest at our Resort!

When this happens, we close off the mountain hiking trail so that the eagles aren’t bothered.

The Varreaux Eagle, also known as the Black Eagle, is a South African Bird of Prey. With its length ranging from 75 to 96 cm long (from bill to the tip of the tail), this majestic bird is the 6th largest eagle in the world! The Black Eagle has specific habitat requirements - they choose to make their homes in dry, rocky environments; Mount Amanzi thus makes for the perfect place for the Black Eagle to settle in. A mating pair will build a nest in this area and lay two eggs, four days apart; hatching usually occurs approximately 45 days later. The chicks will be cared for and remain in the nest until ready to fly, nearly 100 days after hatching.
Keep the good times rolling...

Each year brings with it a multitude of fun days and holidays to be enjoyed and celebrated; Mount Amanzi always sits up to take notice and to make guests feel super-special (as they are.)

Father's Day
To show dad how much he means, we had a Father’s Day brunch at the Old Kitchen Restaurant where all the dads received an array of special “bederfies”. From sweet hampers on the tables to a photo booth in the Restaurant, all the dads were able to make long-lasting memories with their families.

We know all dads’ work exceptionally hard and so he needs to relax from time-to-time! We decided to treat the Mount Amanzi dads to some spa spoils and pampering! When the dad's checked in, they were recipients of a well deserved shoulder massage and a lovely Father’s Day special at the spa for the weekend. The dads were left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated for the rest of their stay!
Women's Day
August is Women’s Month and it goes without saying that we had to show boatloads of appreciation for all the strong and hardworking superwomen out there.

Upon arrival at Mount Amanzi, the ladies who checked-in were greeted with special fruit juice drinks at Reception, as well as a cocktail bar with specials for the ladies. At Old Kitchen Restaurant, we had some lovely Women’s Day food specials, which went down a treat. We love to pamper our guests and make them feel well looked after. Mbali Spa at Mount Amanzi organised that the ladies received face cloths and soap, as well as welcoming cupcakes.
Heritage Day
Heritage Day is not complete without a bag of charcoal, some firelighters and an array of meat to whack on the braai, coupled with salads and drinks. The Old Kitchen Restaurant, at Mount Amanzi, hosted a bring and braai on the football field. There was also a pop-up cocktail bar on the field for guests.

Guests were treated to live entertainment with loads of fun activities, including a Mechanical Bull, Giant Slide and Boeresport.

Needless to say, the day was filled with many festivities that guests thoroughly enjoyed.
Clara’s Birthday Party
We love celebrating birthdays at Mount Amanzi, it’s a memory that we can add to our photo album.

Young Clara had herself a birthday treat at Mount Amanzi with her friends. Her birthday party was hosted at the spa where the young ladies received the sweetest manicure and were later treated to some delicious birthday cake.

Chat to our dedicated team to organise your next celebration: a party for your little princess, an anniversary treat or a boma birthday - we'll tailor something special to fit your brief and budget.
Archie and Lungi’s Wedding
The festivities continued in September as we hosted a unique 'happily ever after' for Archie and Lungi. The bridal couple had a wonderful white wedding but also incorporated traditional SeTswana elements into their special day and both families were dressed in custom-made Shweshwe attire. At the reception, the new hubby and wife entered in song and dance as they began celebrating their marriage. A special touch was the couple’s entertainment which included traditional SeTswana dancers who brought a real jovial element to the wedding.

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Jumping Pillow

We’re all jumping for joy at Mount Amanzi! We are pleased to say that we have installed a new Jumping Pillow. Unlike its predecessor, the humble jumping castle, this giant air-filled pocket is more open-plan, therefore easier to jump on and is fixed into the ground, making it safe and bucket loads of fun for the kiddies! And hey, the Jumping Pillow is also available for adults to have a go (just tell everyone it’s a fun way to exercise)...


Bring and Braai

On Tuesday evenings we have a full house of self- proclaimed “braai-masters” and just an honest ‘lekker’ vibe, our bring-and-braai’s are an absolute treat. These ‘mingles’ are hosted at the Old Kitchen Restaurant terrace so that guests have the option to utilise the bar.


Mount Amanzi Spa

At Mount Amanzi our serene surrounds are are really encapsulated in our Spa treatments. When you arrive the Resort we want you to leave your troubles behind and feel nestled in natures comfort. Guests who check in on a Monday and Friday, ease into their stay at Mount Amanzi, with a free back and shoulder massage. And, there's more good news...the spa has introduced new jewellery that is available for guests to purchase.



We are so privileged to be surrounded by nature, so we thought it would be rather wasteful, not to take full advantage of our lovely environment. Our guests can participate in a tree walk where they hike the mountain and gain some valuable insight about our trees and other environmental facts. Join us on your next visit!

In the Know with Mount Amanzi!

Take a look at how we’ve been making your home-away-from-home even more special:


The mini-market received an interior make-over. We really wanted to create a more open feel for our guests. We also added some tasty new treats, including fudge and nougat. Refurbishments were made to the outside seating area; guests can now relax while waiting for their takeaways. Did you know our takeaway outlet is now open to our customers during holidays and long weekends! So go on and feel free to indulge!


We simply had to revamp the recreational hot spot for the kids! We are excited to say that the games room got a fresh coat of paint, the pool table mats were renewed and the dart board section was brought back to life. We’ve also placed new inspirational quotes on the walls of the games room, especially for our young guests.


Oh what a SWANder-ful world! At Mount Amanzi it is of vital importance that we respect and take care of our guests and our feathered friends who live on the Resort. Therefore, we are very happy to say that we have repainted our swan enclosure. Suitable enclosure design and management, and constant improvements are key components required to fulfil the behavioural requirements of these graceful birds.

Mount Amanzi explores topics which are synonymous with the environment in which the Resort is nestled in…

7 Reasons Why You Need To Go on a Family Holiday
For the majority of society travelling and going on holiday is seen as a luxury, not a necessity. It is almost the nature of the hustle-and-bustle of everyday life that equates going on holiday or taking time-off with being uncommitted or not serious about your future; and instead, all money earned should be invested, saved and used on less “frivolous” items…
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2019 Wedding Trends

Your special day is exactly that: special. It should be a unique reflection of what you and your partner picture as an extension of who you are together, of your love for one another and this incredible journey as you evolve into one. Here are our favourite 2019 Wedding Trends for you to gain inspiration from and to make your wonderful occasion a date never to be forgotten…
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Advantages of Participating in Team Building
Team building has become an extremely important element within the ever changing world of business. It has become vital to invest time and effort into team building, in order to keep your employees – or as we like to call it, team – invested, satisfied and efficient…
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Expand your holiday portfolio and make even more wonderful memories with your loved ones! Uni-Vate Properties has a limited number of timeshare weeks available for purchase at your favourite Resorts!

International Beach Clean-up

African Blessings
Did you know that we support African Blessings? This Non-Profit and Public Benefit Company cares for its community, children, animals and the environment. Their latest project is to raise the much needed funds for a new tractor for their farm.

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VRS Options allows you to exchange your fixed holiday for availability at various resorts, for alternative dates or unit sizes.
We’ve secured you a multitude of destinations through some of our partners to give you more holiday options.
(Please note that the exchange fee will increase in 2020)

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Memories @ Mount Amanzi

In Closing...
2019 has been a year of growth and development for Mount Amanzi. We always aim to create an environment that is comfortable, relaxing and therapeutic. We will continue to mould the Resort to be as perfect as can be, so that you and those closest to you have the space and time to just sit back, relax and catch up on some much needed “down time”.

We are so excited to see what 2020 has in store for us and we are delighted to be on this journey with you, our valued Shareholders.

May the Festive Season bring you loads of love and happiness and may you enjoy this special time with your family.

Season's Greetings!

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