Casta Diva Boutique Hotel, nestled on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg, is like no other hotel. Guests are met at the parking area and shown to reception with a warm, welcoming smile. The property itself (just under two hectares of lush, green garden) is breathtakingly beautiful. The rooms are individually decorated without any clutter and the on-site restaurant guarantees a culinary adventure. Ask your host about the special of the day, or order one of the signature dishes from the á la carte menu, such as the Dutch Style Beef Fillet.
There is also an intimate theatre/art gallery where guests can enjoy a performance by some local talent. The establishment prides itself on arts and culture development by hosting young, up-and-coming talent as often as possible.
On stage on 5 May: When Jazz Was King!
The year is 1935, and the music is jazz! Names such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Duke Ellington rule the music scene. These were strange times indeed: America was still very racially divided, but jazz appealed to both black and white. The likes of Louis Armstrong even got to sit in white only restaurants and gained access to the upper echelons of American society because of his abundant talent and charm. Such was the power of this vibrant new style of music they called ‘jazz’. This did not sit well with his fellow African Americans, however, who regarded him as an ‘Uncle Tom’, seemingly participating in the oppression of his own group.
In her latest one-woman show, the lively and vivacious Tonya Koenderman pays tribute to that exciting era when jazz ruled supreme. She touches briefly on the history of jazz, but most of all, she pays tribute to the great jazz classics. Koenderman gives her own touch of magic to songs such as ‘All That Jazz’, ‘Mack the Knife’, ‘Feeling Good’, ‘Summertime’, ‘Le Jazz Hot!’, ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’, ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me’, ‘What a Wonderful World’, ‘Calypso Blues’, and many more!
Be sure to book your tickets, as seats are limited, for bookings call 012 542 4449, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are guaranteed to be amazed and made to feel special at Casta Diva Boutique Hotel. It truly is the place to just… be.
To book a stay, visit the website at www.castadiva.co.za and keep an eye on their Facebook pages for updates on events.