Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Spring Special

Spring is in the air and we're celebrating by offering our loyal guests this fantastic deal.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

BMW launch

BMW and My Pond Hotel
A shared Intelligence

Intelligence defines how we progress at BMW and at My Pond Hotel. We share the same standards and so we were more than happy to host the BMW group for their three day conference and new car launch. 

BMW Efficient Dynamics.‎

Less emissions. More driving pleasure.

 stands for the noticeable reduction of consumption and emissions with a simultaneous increase in performance and driving pleasure. Intelligent energy management and lightweight construction as well as aerodynamics and engine efficiency measures mean sustainable mobility is already standard in every BMW.

At My Pond Hotel, we are proud of our green footprint. We do all we can
To keep our carbon emissions to a minimum because we care about the future of our planet. 

Together, our intelligence can make for a more prosperous life for generations to come.

Sunday, 9 August 2015


What are we celebrating?

1956 Women's March

On 9 August 1956, more than 20 000 South African women of all races staged a march on the Union Buildings in protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act of 1950, commonly referred to as the "pass laws". The march was led by Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa and Sophia Williams. Other participants included Frances Baard, a statue of whom was unveiled by Northern Cape Premier Hazel Jenkins inKimberley (Frances Baard District Municipality) on National Women's Day 2009.The women left bundles of petitions containing more than 100 000 signatures at the office doors of prime minister J.G. Strijdom. The women stood silently for 30 minutes, singing a protest song that was composed in honour of the occasion: Wathint'Abafazi Wathint'imbokodo! (Now you have touched the women, you have struck a rock.). In the 54 years since, the phrase (or its latest incarnation: "you strike a woman, you strike a rock") has come to represent women's courage and strength in South Africa.

And as you see, this is plenty to be celebrating for because together,  we stand strong!

Saturday, 1 August 2015

MyPondHotel creating Master Chefs!

The Eastern Cape Social Development department has set aside more than ten million Rands for a skills development programme targeting unemployed youth. Forty percent of young people are unemployed in the province. This year, 30 young people with a minimum qualification of Grade 12 will be trained as chefs at Stenden University in Port Alfred. Watch this video to find out more: