Food, comedy and a king size bed.

We were very kindly invited by {Tsogo Sun} to spend a night at the luxurious {Silverstar Casino and Resort} and to see the hysterically funny {Nik Rabinowitz}.

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After dropping the kids and my mom and  battling some seriously awful Friday afternoon traffic (and a gps that took us THE most round about route ever), we arrived at Silverstar. We were greeted in the parking lot by a porter who insisted on carrying our tiny piece of luggage into the reception area and then on to our room.

The bedroom
The bedroom

Did I say ‘our room’?  I meant our suite!  We were seriously spoiled!  The Silverstar hotel is relatively small, with only 34 rooms in total.  We stayed in an Executive room. I could move in there and live quite comfortably.

Lounge area, the couch pulls out
Lounge area, the couch pulls out

The two best parts of the room for me were the king size bed and the gorgeous bathroom.  Its not often that hotels have a bed big enough for my six foot tall husband, so the bed was a nice surprise.  The bathroom was amazing too.  Two full wardrobe cupboards, two separate basin and vanities, a huge separate shower and an awesome oval tub that I could stretch out in, my feet touching the far end and allowing me to lie back without drowning.

Billy G
Billy G

Once we had checked in and dropped our things in the room we were treated to dinner at {Billy G}, a buffet style restaurant will a variety of food including pizza, sushi, salads, pastas, ribs, calamari, prawns, roast pork, roast beef, roast lamb, roast chicken, a variety of veggies and soup.  There was also a selection of yummy desserts including freshly made waffles and ice cream.  I am not ashamed to admit I went back three times.

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After dinner we moved on to the one night only show with Nik Rabinowitz.  90 minutes of laughing so hard I was crying.  The man is a legend.

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After the show we stopped in at {Black Cherry} for a Horlicks before bed.

I took advantage of the tub and had a steaming, turn myself lobster red, bath and then crawled into the massive bed with my book.  I drifted off into dreamland with a full tummy and a head full of giggles.

breakfast
breakfast

The next morning we were treated to a buffet breakfast at the Silverspoon before checking out and heading home.

If you are looking for a mini getaway, not too far from Jozi, then Silverstar is the place to go.

*They are in the middle of a huge renovation that will add a family entertainment section as well as beer garden with space for live entertainment, a bowling alley, 6 cinemas and a kids arcade, an interactive fountain and a few new restaurants.  The noisy parts of the renovation are kept to between 10h00 and 16h00.

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