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By Enid Mathieson

Commercial Project Manager

Mother’s Day month giveaway

Stand a chance to WIN 1 of 8 Mom-Azing prizes with a combined value of R86 000!

Competition is NOW CLOSED.


  • Each prize has a separate entry form found at the bottom of each article, you can enter for some/all of the prizes of your choice.
  • The following 3 prizes are for SUBSCRIPTION ONLY – you need to subscribe to our 12-month Premium and e-Paper deal for R150 during the month of May to stand a chance to win:
    • Jekyll and Hide Leather
    • Woodlands Spa
    • Neethlingshof Estate Wine

1. Chundu Island, Victoria Falls:

Congratulations to our winner Karin Wiesler from Bedfordview

2-night stay at Chundu Island, Victoria Falls for two people sharing, VALUED AT R46 000

* Valid until March 2024


  • Accommodation, meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner, tea & coffee) 
  • 2 safari activities (land or water based) and basic ‘bush’ laundry (hand wash, dry and fold)
  • Transfers from Zambezi National Park Gate to Chundu Island twice a day at set times
  • Included Activities: Morning & evening game drives, canoeing, sundowner cruise, river cruise, bushwalks, fun fishing, visit to the Falls (excludes Park fees)


  • Park fees, early or late and unspecified transfers, drinks from the bar or mini bar, extras from the Curio Shop, professional guided fishing and items of a personal nature.

Make your Mother’s Day special by treating her to a memorable getaway at Chundu Island. Chundu Island is a private oasis where nothing else seems to exist but the beauty of Zimbabwe’s natural habitat. 

Located just 21km upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls, Chundu Island is 1.4km of raw, natural beauty, culminating in a seasonal white soft sandy beach on the western-most tip of the island.

The room solitude is afforded by magnificent shade trees; with each room extending off to its own extensive private deck complimented by relaxing daybeds and outdoor fans providing a cool place to admire the view of the Zambezi and surrounding National Park.

The range of activities offered reflects the prime location and the dedicated, knowledgeable staff on hand; from game drives and walks in the Zambezi National Park to island walks; from sundowner cruises to fun fishing and canoeing on the mighty Zambezi; and day tours to the magnificent Victoria Falls.

Private and peaceful, a birdlover’s paradise bounded by wildlife, here you will find the best of Africa’s natural offerings from a seasonal beach and flooded marshes to lush wetlands and open grasslands.

Breathtaking Chundu Island, accessible by boat, is only 21km upstream from Zimbabwe’s legendary Victoria Falls. Eight spacious palm thatched en-suite rooms, each with their own private deck and perfect view of the Zambezi, are nestled beneath the magnificent riverine trees.

Chundu is perfectly positioned to provide guests with prime access to the Zambezi National Park, where 4×4 safaris soak up the sights and sounds of the African bush. Enjoy the wealth of the bush and Zambezi River with walking trails, river cruises and fishing.

Chundu provides the perfect foil to the bustling town’s excitement. Maximise the flight to Victoria Falls and enjoy the peace and privacy of island living, canoeing and sunset cruises as well as game drives and bush walks.

Visit: www.chundu.co.za for more info

2. Aquila Safari Game Lodge:

Congratulations to our winner Kevin Anthony from Sunninghill

2-night stay for two people, VALUED AT R19 600

* Valid until 28 February 2024 (excluding 15 December 2023 to 15 January 2024)


  • welcome drinks + lunch buffet + game drive + dinner + sunrise safari + breakfast buffet + spa access + transfers


  • tips + beverages & additional activities

Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa is a family friendly, Big 5 wildlife experience only two hours’ drive from the Mother City.

The reserve is positioned to welcome visitors for excursions with a variety of exciting day-trip itineraries or overnight safari stays with a host of services and facilities to choose from.

Various accommodation types are offered, catering to everyone’s preference. Guests can opt for traditional bush-style cottages or something more modern boasting magnificent views across the reserve.

The wildlife on this 10 000-hectare conservancy is a true draw for guests to take in on either a traditional 4 x 4 game drive, horseback or quad bike, and they even offer a private safari for intimate gatherings in the veld.

The reserve features a 35m swimming pool with a poolside bar, while an African-style buffet in the restaurant dishes up local cuisine. The cozy bar and lounge also offers the perfect spot for guests to relax after a meal.

After dark, gather around the firepit to exchange stories and toast marshmallows on the braai and a Star Safari guide is always on hand to help identify the mass of constellations twinkling overhead.

At the spa, visitors can relax and enjoy a luxurious African treatment while unwinding after an action packed day.

Aquila is far more than just a bucket-list wildlife experience.

Visit: www.aquilasafari.com for more info

3. Emperors Palace

Congratulations to our winner Jessie Ngema from Gauteng

1-night stay for two at D’oreale Grande Hotel, VALUED AT R5 000


  • Breakfast
  • Dinner voucher for any Emporium restaurant valued at R800
  • Barnyard Show Tickets for 2

Fit for true Emperors in more ways than one, Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention Resort welcomes all to experience true luxury, excitement and entertainment.

Situated next to OR Tambo International airport, Emperors Palace is home to where royalty rest their heads and fortune favours the brave. Offering decadent accommodation in 3 – 5 stars, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest dining options, spectacular entertainment choices, world class conference facilities, and impeccable service, YOUR empire awaits.

Every stay is a vacation at our Emperors Palace hotels. The softest pillows, finest food and attention to detail will have you coming back for more.
The 5-star Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel the perfect choice for guests looking for supreme comfort and elegance, with the luxurious Octavia’s aps on hand. The Emperors Palace casino is the new arena where players enter gladiators and leave as kings with slots, blackjack, roulette, poker and more. Emperors Palace is the home to world-class entertainment, welcoming local and international acts. Whatever you require, its all at Emperors Palace.

Choose Emperors Palace, the Palace of Dreams.

Visit: www.emperorspalace.com for more info

4. Neethlingshof Estate Wine (SUBSCRIPTION ONLY)

Congratulations to our winner Michael Erasmus

Neethlingshof wine prize valued at R4 680:

  • 12 bottles Neethlingshof Cap Classique Brut 
  • 12 bottles Neethlingshof Cap Classique Brut Rose

Neethlingshof is a historical and iconic landmark located just outside of Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands, with roots dating back to 1692.

The team produces terroir-driven wines of superior quality, reflecting their expertise over time, making it a brand that has stood the test of time.

As a WWF Conservation Champion, Neethlingshof works with nature to produce vegan wines that express the unique terroir and ensure a sustainable future for people and the environment.

The Estate offers beautiful Cape Dutch-style architecture, mountain views, and rolling vineyards. On offer is wine tastings with various food and wine pairing as well as a fantastic Kiddies pairing.

SALT at Neethlingshof Wine Garden offers a laid-back option for lunch, with wood-fired pizzas and platters.

Wine Down Wednesdays and First Sundays Live music sessions are also available during summer. For breakfast and lunch with a view, Salt Deli at Neethlingshof serves dishes designed to perfectly match their award-winning wines and is open Wednesdays to Sundays.

Get the deal: citizen.co.za/shop/

Valid for all new 1- and 12-month subscriptions taken out during the competition period.

Visit: www.neethlingshof.co.za for more info

5. Jekyll and Hide Leather (SUBSCRIPTION ONLY)

Congratulations to our winner Lloyd Leppan from Bryanston

Jekyll & Hide is a lifestyle brand that merges original craftsmanship and attention to detail with fresh styling and a modern attitude – creating timeless pieces to accompany you on your journey through life.

Launched in Cape Town in 2002, Jekyll & Hide was created to provide “real” everyday partners to those looking for authentic, long lasting leather accessories.

Our roots are in functionality – combining classic styling with modern demands.

Jekyll & Hide pieces blend function and design that surpass the fickleness of fad and fashion. In line with our sustainability statement, we have begun the process of replacing all our fabrics with a 100% Recycled material derived from used plastic bottles. 

We are now an international brand stocked by some of the most prestigious retailers in the world.

Get the deal: citizen.co.za/shop/

Valid for all new 1- and 12-month subscriptions taken out during the competition period.

Visit: jekyllandhide.co.za for more info

6. Bella Bathrooms

Congratulations to our winner Lynette James from Ballito

Are you looking to elevate your bathroom space and add a touch of elegance? Look no further than bella bathrooms & tiles! We’re thrilled to announce that we’re giving away a stunning Livingstone basin in their new custom colour, Rhine grey, to one lucky winner.

The Livingstone range is known for its sleek design and high-quality materials, and this basin is no exception. Its unique grey hue will complement any bathroom decor, from modern to traditional.

And with Bella Bathrooms’ commitment to top-notch customer service, you can rest assured that your prize will be delivered with care and in a timely manner.

Don’t miss your chance to win this beautiful basin!

Contact details:

Bella Bathrooms & Tiles

9 Commerce Crescent Kramerville 2148

011 262 3731 | sales@bellabathrooms.co.za


Visit: www.bellabathrooms.co.za for more info

7. Woodlands Spa (SUBCRIPTION ONLY)

Congratulations to our winner Tony Seloana from Pretoria

  • Voucher to the value of R2 000

Woodlands Healing Spa offers bespoke treatments, designed to relax you, heal you , and give you an intrinsic view of yourself.

Idyllically set on the banks of the crocodile river, our approach is holistic, offering a unique blend of traditional spa therapies and energy healing experiences.

We are dedicated to providing an unforgettable stay, by offering all services required to effectively heal and energise our guests.

Bespoke treatments, workshops, classes and healing retreats are some of the ways in which we deliver our promise. Woodlands Healing Spa is not only about relaxation, but also about healing.

Many exercises and techniques for spiritual growth which can be utilised in daily life. Adventures in consciousness in as many ways as possible, through meditation, yoga and reiki.

Get the deal: citizen.co.za/shop/

Valid for all new 1- and 12-month subscriptions taken out during the competition period.

Visit: www.woodlands.co.za for more info

8. African Craft Beverages

Congratulations to our winner Thembi Gwamanda from Pretoria 

  • Product voucher to the value of R1 200

African Craft was born from a passion to bring African flavoured premium gins to the world. African Craft falls under the Select Beverage Company umbrella, which has amassed over 50 awards both locally and internationally, including the gin trophy for best gin at both the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards and the Merit Awards. 

African Craft has the perfect gift to spoil your mother this Mother’s Day. Choose from their range of premium gin gift packs.

They have two options, namely a three pack which contains their Marula, Elderflower and Naartjie 50ml gins, as well as their 5 pack which contains the above three mentioned gins with their Honeybush and Baobab 50ml gins.  

Visit: www.africancraftbeverages.com for more info

Competition is NOW CLOSED.

Competition closes Wednesday, 31 May 2023, at midnight.

Ts&Cs apply. Competition will run online and in print. By entering the competition, you accept The Citizen’s standard terms and conditions and The Citizen‘s additional terms and conditions

Neethlingshof Estate Wine & African Craft Beverages reminds you to drink responsibly.

Neethlingshof Estate Wine & African Craft Beverages supports responsible drinking. Alcohol Not for Persons Under the Age of 18 years.

Existing Premium members will not get an automatic entry to this competition due to the nature of the competition.

*Additional T&Cs:

  • Prizes all subject to terms and conditions of participating hotels and resorts. All travel expenses will be for the winners’ own accounts including flights, car hire, Uber, etc. Excludes items not specified and anything of a personal nature. Random selection of winners.

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