SA Lifestyle Survey 2018

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Wow. How crazy has the last year been? And how are you feeling about life in the Rainbow Nation right now? If we knew the answer to that, we’d be able to help every brand, store, service provider and business enterprise in South Africa serve your needs better and make your life a little bit easier.  That’s why we conduct the annual SA Lifestyle Survey: to find out what you think, how your habits are changing and how you feel about life.

This year we’ve tried to cut down the length of the survey so you should be able to get through it on a single cup of coffee – but as always, to pay you back for the 20 minutes or so of your time that you’re kindly giving up, we have some great prizes up for grabs for all those who take the time to share their thoughts and complete the survey:

Over R100 000 in prizes and R1 million in free gifts up for grabs!

The Grand Prize:

It’s quite simply the ultimate luxury holiday on an island paradise:

7 Nights for 2 people at the exclusive beach cottage of ZiVilla on the island of Zanzibar

on a full board basis including meals, transfers and international flights – worth R45 000!


When you stay at ZiVilla, on the North East coast of this magical island, your front garden is a secluded beach with the finest white powdery sand. The only people you’re likely to meet are the local fishermen – or possibly a guest from the nearby hotel. When you’ve walked the beach, wait for low tide and go snorkeling around the coral heads in front of the house where hundreds of small colourful fish hide in the shallows.

And the villa itself is all about serenity and a healthy dose of pampering! The villas are fully serviced with meals provided, a manager, housekeeper, gardeners and security – and you’ll always have someone on hand to help out if you want to arrange excursions on land or water.

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Everyone’s actually a winner because…

If you complete the SA Lifestyle Survey 2018, you’ll automatically qualify for

a 25% travel discount

off any Emirates Air flights booked through Synergy Travel before the end of 2018! NB: The discount applies only to the flight portion of the ticket and excludes all fuel or airport taxes or surcharges. You’ll be furnished with a promo code to supply when you make contact with Synergy Travel.

a free digital issue of Eat Out 2018

- it’s been the ultimate guide to the best restaurants, chefs and foodie experiences in South Africa for the past 20 years and it’s yours for free (cover price is R55) if you’d like it when you finish the survey. It’s the ultimate round-up of culinary South Africa and includes reviews of the Eat Out 500, which are the 500 best restaurants in the country as rated by an editorial panel of 48 critics, as well as details on our Top 10 restaurants.


OR a three-month digital subscription to the Sunday Times


And there are 4 awesome trips up for grabs around SA!

A luxury break at The Commodore Hotel in the Mother City worth R9 000

Imagine you and a partner spending 2 nights in the heart of Cape Town, including bed, breakfast and dinner. Located adjacent to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The Commodore Hotel provides sweeping views of Table Mountain, the Harbour and Robben Island and is the perfect base to enjoy exploring the Waterfront and all of its attractions, or the bustling city centre where you’ll find the most talked-about bars and restaurants in the country. After all, it’s not regarded as one of the world’s top tourist destinations for nothing! With all of the services that you’d expect from a premier hotel, The Commodore Hotel is the perfect home from home, in the perfect city.

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The Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge experience worth R12 000

Located in the Pilanesberg National Park, on the slopes of a 2-billion-year-old volcano, Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge is the beautiful home to an abundance of African wildlife, including the famous Big 5. Kwa Maritane, or ‘Place of the Rock’ offers unparalleled comfort, in a malaria free area, less than two hours from Johannesburg. And one lucky winner will be enjoying a 2 night stay for 2 including bed, breakfast and dinner – as well as a complimentary game drive per day.


 Jozi at its best: 2 nights at the DAVINCI Hotel and Suites worth R9 500

It’s the trendiest way to explore Jozi: a 2 night stay for 2 at the DAVINCI Hotel and Suites, including bed, breakfast and dinner. Located adjacent to Nelson Mandela Square, The DAVINCI Hotel and Suites is a contemporary masterpiece that has been built with unparalleled attention to detail. If you’re not familiar with the shopping and entertainment mecca that is Sandton, now’s your chance! Wander the decadent halls of the Legacy Corner Mall or the Michelangelo Towers Mall that lays claim to being the finest shopping experience in the City of Gold.


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Embrace the soul of the Pilanesberg: a Bakubung Bush Lodge break worth R12 000

WIN a 2 night stay for 2 including bed, breakfast and dinner, as well as a complimentary game drive per day. Situated at the Southern end of the park, Bakubung Bush Lodge is a truly unique bush experience. All the rooms have a door that leads onto either a balcony or a patio with views of the park and the Hippo Pool, at mealtimes, you can sit outside on the deck and suck up the natural beauty and at the end of the day, you can watch the sun go down with a cocktail at the Thutlwa pool bar. African magic at its best.


R20 000 in gift vouchers!

R9 000 in vouchers for The Scottish Group

The Scottish Group are giving away two vouchers, one for R6 000 and a second for  R3 500 to spend on the very latest styles and fashions from three of the world’s leading brands, Pringle, Palladium and Ben Sherman.

Two hundred years in the making, Pringle of Scotland is one of the world’s most enduring luxury fashion brands. It has survived two world wars, rubbed shoulders with royalty and has garnered two centuries of celebrity endorsement.


Palladium was founded in 1920 to create aircraft tyres for the aviation industry and 70 years on, it’s is stronger than ever, and is worn and available to a new generation of modern explorers urban worldwide.

And Ben Sherman is one of the world’s leading British Mod Culture brands which is distributed through 80 selected outlets in Southern Africa – including branded stores in the V&A Waterfront,  Menlyn Park, Eastgate and Gateway Theatre of Shopping.

Whether you’re into the latest street fashion or super-cool business garb for men or women, the Scottish Group will kit you out in serious style.

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R6 000 worth of treasures from Cara Mia:

Lose yourself in the colours, textures and charisma of must-have treasures from Cara Mia. Every product is an experience; a decadent treat to tantalise your senses. Cara Mia is an online gifting and homeware brand associated with style, trust, service and value-for-money products and they’ve got three magnificent boxes up for grabs: a watch box worth R3 000, a Jewellery Box and Accessory box worth R1 550 each.

A R550 voucher for Ooh La La Confectionary

When Karen Schneid created her first artisanal marshmallow, while still working as an advocate, she didn’t dream that some years later, she would be the founder of the award winning Ooh La La Confectionery, an artisanal confection brand for the gourmand foodie. Now the winner of multiple awards, including 21 gold stars for their confections from the Great Taste awards in Britain, you can shop online for a taste of their decadent delights.

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THERE’s more…

In addition, everyone who completes the survey will be eligible for a R200 discount voucher from Cara Mia and 15% off any purchases from Ooh La la, Matsimela and Wreak Havoc!

Matsimela is an Indigenous word meaning “roots” and originates from the African language, Sotho. It’s a 100% South African company focused on creating a unique and ever-evolving product range that incorporates the finest natural ingredients selected for their beneficial properties. They endeavour to source & obtain  raw materials through Southern African based companies that in turn support local farms that produce their beautiful range of African Ubuntu oils & extracts.

Wreak Havoc! is an online gifting boutique specialising in gifts and toys for children and baby’s. It’s a funky innovative brand that aims to supply gifts for “everyone in the family, including the dog”! Their shopping site features everything from silicone household storage solutions to hi-end baby gifting, clothing and products – and unconventional gifting concepts that will brighten any occasion.





A big thank you to all our prize sponsors for 2018:

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