Buiten Geluk

Our team has located a little gem in the heart of Stellenbosch – Buiten Geluk. It is situated in close proximity to Stellenbosch University, Coetzenburg Stadium, Village Museum Stellenbosch and a wide variety of other Stellies favourites. There are so many things to love about Stellenbosch – from the nearby wine farms to the museums, art galleries and picturesque university buildings – and with a great spot to rest their heads, our team felt there…

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College Lodge

When Team #FinishTime is on the road, our top priorities are comfort and brilliant service. We found both of these in abundance at College Lodge, which is conveniently located right near the N1 turn-off in Bloemfontein. With 30 comfortable en-suite rooms, College Lodge offers affordable accommodation that does not compromise on any of the creature comforts. There is a range of accommodation options to choose from, starting with executive suites, which all face onto the…

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Platrand Lodge

In the heart of KwaZulu-Natal’s battlefields country, you will find a lodge with elegant touches of yesteryear and all the creature comforts you could need to enjoy a comfortable night’s rest. With breathtaking views of the Platrand Valley to enjoy and extremely comfortable rooms, as well as good old-fashioned friendly service, Team #FinishTime had a fabulous stay at Platrand Lodge in Ladysmith. The deluxe rooms boast a private verandah, which gave our team a great…

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Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel

One of the things our race timers value most after a hectic day on the job is tranquility. In the Nelspruit area, it is our opinion that you would be hard-pressed to find a spot more peaceful and tranquil than Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel. This peace and quiet is complemented by sophisticated décor with a distinctly “African chic” flavour. The staff was extremely warm and welcoming, and our team immediately felt at home. Overall, we…

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Be Still

It’s no secret that members of Team #FinishTime love it when they get an opportunity to go and time a race in Namibia. From the sheer beauty and silence of the desert to quadbiking and camel riding, there’s something for everyone to enjoy once the race has been timed. On one such trip, our team had the privilege of staying at Be Still Accommodation in Swakopmund, which consists of 12 luxury self-catering units. Be Still…

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Khaya4u

When timing a race in Dundee, team #FinishTime got to experience the awesome hospitality offered by Khaya4u Guesthouse. When literally translated, the word “ekhaya” means home – and that’s just the type of environment our team found there. It offers a quiet, rustic ambience with plenty of charm, and our team members commented that if they hadn’t been there for work, they’d have been in the perfect spot to make a weekend out of checking…

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Westdene Loft

Bloemfontein is one of those towns in which Team #FinishTime often needs a place to rest our heads and break up the drive from Cape Town back to headquarters in Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal. On one such drive, our team had the privilege of spending a night at Westdene Loft Apartments, which is conveniently located in Bloem’s most central suburb and in walking distance of some of the city’s best restaurants. Our team was accommodated in a…

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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…

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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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