The Thornbirds Conference & Wedding Centre provides luxurious and tranquil country living.

Johannesburg - The N3 Gateway route stretches from Pretoria in the north to the Valley of a Thousand Hills in the south, traversing Mpumalanga, Gauteng, the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal.

It includes the northern KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields Route and links tourism with Lesotho through Phuthaditjhaba, Caledonspoort and Sani Pass.

You can find more than 150 itinerary ideas on the N3 Gateway website to suit your self-drive or guided holiday needs. If you are looking for a 4x4 holiday, horse-riding excursion or a multi-regional tour, the N3 Gateway website has it all.

For each itinerary there is a short description of what you will experience, useful information on the area and contact details.

The Thornbirds Conference & Wedding Centre is one of the best-kept secrets, and is one of the most secluded and elegant venues on the fringes of Joburg.

Thornbirds allows you to escape the drudgery of the city. It boasts the most magnificent tranquil gardens and an abundance of birdlife.

“Known for their passion for professional hospitality and service excellence, their aim is to please.”

Thornbirds offers luxurious accommodation, and is the place for unforgettable functions, dream weddings, and successful conferences. It provides the finest cuisine as well as a charming and quaint country-style eatery, the Miss Grace Country Food House.

Call: 011 948 6001, see or write to: [email protected]

Independent Traveller