Waters on Willows

Waters on Willows describes itself as a home-away-from-home environment, and after staying there on a working weekend, Team #FinishTime could not agree more. Thanks to the shady garden with its birdlife and a number of places which invite one to sit and just “chill”, there can be few more relaxing places to go in Gauteng – especially if you’ve done a hard day’s race timing! As a reminder of the tranquil ambience into which you…

"Waters on Willows"

Road Lodge Pietermaritzburg

There are a couple of events during the course of the year that enable Team #FinishTime to spend some time in Pietermaritzburg, either to time a race or to run registration on behalf of event organisers. The factor that we love most about this Road Lodge is the convenience that it offers. It’s super close to everything in Pietermaritzburg, including the airport, the CBD, the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Pietermaritzburg campus and a variety of schools.…

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Biggy Best Cottages

In 2017, Biggy Best Cottages in Howick was awarded the Travellers’ Choice Award for being rated one of the top accommodation destinations in the area. If it was up to us, they would get this award every year. The level of hospitality that Team #FinishTime was shown when they stayed here in August 2019 was second to none, and we can vouch for the fact that the Biggy Best team is not kidding when they…

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Waterglen Guest Lodge

While race-timers spend a lot of time outdoors, it isn’t too often that they get to relax enough to enjoy it. That’s one of the reasons why our team loved Waterglen Guest Lodge in Rustenburg. From their rooms, members of our team could step through a sliding door and into the lodge’s immaculately-maintained five-hectare garden. There are benches and tables here and there throughout this garden, together with little ponds and plenty of birdlife. When…

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Tredenham Boutique Hotel

When Team #FinishTime is making the trek from KwaZulu-Natal to the Cape or back again, it’s always a lovely feeling to pull the bus into the driveway of the Tredenham Boutique Hotel, just outside Bloemfontein. It’s an ideal spot for a work trip, with WiFi and workstations in every room. For those lucky enough to not be setting up a race for the next day, it’s also a great place to just chill. When it…

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Swartberg Street Guest House

One of Team #FinishTime’s favourite spots when we need overnight accommodation in the Western Cape is Swartberg Street Guest House in the charming town of Laingsburg, which is the gateway to the Great Karoo. Good old-fashioned hospitality is a way of life here, and the units are equipped with comfortable double or single beds, kitchens and braai facilities – but meals are also available if you don’t want to cook, which is often a popular…

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Soho Hotel, Sun City

On a recent trip to Sun City to provide our services at a conference, Team #FinishTime had the privilege of staying at the Soho Hotel. Described as the “glamorous grand dame” of Sun City, this was the resort’s original hotel and – not that our team had time for a round – it is situated a stone’s throw from the Gary Player Golf Course and Country Club. For those interested in gambling, Soho is also…

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Southern Sun Cape Sun

With the spectacular views of Cape Town that our race timers have enjoyed from the Southern Sun Cape Sun, it’s no wonder that they are always keen to go back. From Table Mountain and Table Bay right to Robben Island, the views are hard to forget. The facilities offered by this hotel are rather memorable as well — these include a fitness centre, indoor pool and a spa. For those needing to host a conference,…

"Southern Sun Cape Sun"

Sips B&B

Team #FinishTime travels far and wide across Southern Africa to time events, and on more than one occasion, our teams have found themselves at Sips B&B in Lusikisiki. Over and above the comfortable, affordable accommodation that we have come to know and love, Sips B&B also provides a scenic backdrop for weddings, conferences and workshops. Situated in close proximity to some of the Eastern Cape’s most beautiful beaches, Sips B&B boasts 35 double en-suite rooms,…

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Protea Hotel Centurion

Whenever Team #FinishTime heads to the Pretoria area to time an event, one of our favourite places to stay is the Protea Hotel Centurion. Between its perfect location and the wide range of amenities on offer, it’s the perfect spot for a race-timing team who needs convenience, reliability and efficiency. One of the key advantages of the Protea Hotel Centurion is that the rooms offer a workstation, which is invaluable for our team as they…

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