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Omega Luxury Mountain Retreat

May 4, 2016

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This year will be my second Mother’s Day. I’m not going to lie I’m really looking forward to the times when Nina James is going to come bearing gifts made from uncooked pasta, glitter and the overpowering but intoxicating scent of Pritt clear glue. I think things like that are so sweet. She’s still a bit young for such activities, I know this because we attempted to make a birthday card for Shane and it ended in her face covered in paint and macaroni all over the dining room floor. On the plus side though the pasta kept her occupied for a solid 20 minutes and Shane received a card unlike any other, it looked like someone had wiped their hands on it after falling into a puddle of grey mud.

In a few days it’s Mother’s Day, a day where you get to show your mom just how special she is and just how much you love her. So seeing as I am a mom I thought about what I’d like to get for Mother’s Day this year and then I remembered our awesome trip to Omega Luxury Mountain Retreat in Clarens just over a year ago. It was honestly one of the best weekends I’ve ever spent out of Johannesburg. These cabins are beautifully decorated, each one has a private deck and jacuzzi and they overlook landscapes that will have you crying into your pillow at night because you don’t want to close your eyes and go to sleep.

So I chatted with the lovely owners and told them how I would love to giveaway a 2-night stay at their beautiful establishment and guess what? They were only more than happy to make that happen and for the prize to be a 2-night stay (subject to availability) for four people in one of their brand new Deluxe Cabins worth over R3000!

Trust me when I tell you that you’re going to want to win this one. Scroll down for details.

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This competition is open to absolutely everyone, it’s not just for moms. The only criteria are that you have to make your own way to Clarens and back.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Like Lucky Pony’s Facebook page and Omega Luxury Mountain Retreat Facebook page. 
  2. Leave me a comment here OR on my Facebook Page under this post telling me who you would take with you to Omega.
  3. If you Tweet or Facebook share this competition I’ll enter your name in again, just let me know in your comment that you’ve done so – here are our Twitter handles @miss_luckypony and @OmegaClarens
  4. This competition closes at 5PM on the 8th of May 2016 and I’ll be announcing a winner on Monday the 9th of May 2016.
  5. The prize is valid between any Sunday and Thursday night and is subject to availability.

Good luck and happy Mother’s Day week!

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57 Comments

  • Reply Clea May 4, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Awesome prize! I would take my husband, mom and my gorgeous 12 month old son! We could really do with a weekend away!!

  • Reply Tamlyn Roman May 4, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Meg, Baba, Div and I can take brunch club out town!

  • Reply Nicole May 4, 2016 at 8:27 am

    I love Clarens!! i would take my Boyfriend Kyle Bosman, we do long distance so this would be amazing! I have shared this competition to my facebook page.

  • Reply Emily Rodrigues May 4, 2016 at 8:35 am

    So not only is it my birthday the day before Mother’s Day… But I am currently the mom of a 22 month old, 8 months pregnant and about to write 7 final psychology exams… The thought of getting a few hours to myself where I am even a little bit comfortable, seems like heaven. I’d take my handsome husband with me to add on his insane massage skills… Please 😊

    Have liked, commented and shared on fb ❤️

  • Reply Julia May 4, 2016 at 8:36 am

    I’de take my boo x

  • Reply Sarah May 4, 2016 at 8:42 am

    I would take my Husband and soon to be newborn baby girl (Due 18 June)

  • Reply Chandelle van der merwe May 4, 2016 at 8:45 am

    I would love to take my mom. She hasn’t had a holiday in a couple of years due to financial reasons and I can’t think of anyone more deserving. ♡♡♡ Retweeted

  • Reply Liezl Veiga May 4, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Super prize 🙂 I would take my husband and two small kids for an awesome weekend getaway smile emoticon Or maybe I’d just take some lady friends and leave the hubs and kids behind ha ha

  • Reply ODETE WILLIAMS May 4, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Would love to take my hubby and Susan and Grandma. They so deserve to have a special getaway. Thank you for this awesome competition.

  • Reply Dylan May 4, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Would surprise my folks with a weekend getaway for just the two of them!

  • Reply Candice May 4, 2016 at 9:19 am

    The other day my parents were cleaning out there house and I found all my old nursery school drawing, exactly like how you describe in your post!Made me first realize nursery school needs some new creative ideas 😝 But jokes aside, how the love between parents and kids even when we are grown up and have given them grey hairs 😝 Will always be there!! I would love to take my mum and her choice of who else she would want to bring as it would be her w-end to do what she wants!!! 😊

  • Reply Carey May 4, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Love Clarens! Id take my husband and 2 littles. Been eyeing this place out since you first posted about it.

  • Reply Bronwyn Allcock May 4, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Looks Beautiful! I would take my friend Mich and our moms and make a relaxing girly few days of it!

  • Reply Caro Wood May 4, 2016 at 10:01 am

    I would LOVE to win this competition! My mum lives in Cape Town and we don’t often get to see each other. If I did win I would take my mum, my new mother in-law and my step mum. I think it looks like a great place for a girls week-end ! Pick me pick me

  • Reply Lucie mcgregor May 4, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Wonderful prize! I would take my hubby to be who desperately needs a break and our 2 year old princess. Oh how exciting! Shared on fb and holding thumbs!!! 😊

  • Reply Wendy Vivier May 4, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Never been to Clarens! Looks beautiful! I would take my husband and two of our very dear friends. Road trip!

    Tweeted as well!

  • Reply Yvonne May 4, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Take my husband and friends it’s been a rough few months and we have not had a break away in so long.

  • Reply Amy May 4, 2016 at 10:06 am

    I would love to take my friend Alex Brito, she lives in Jhb and I live in Durbs. Clarens would be the perfect half way, catch up, girl time getaway!

  • Reply Corrine May 4, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Would like to take mom, hubby and son

  • Reply Isabell Te Reh May 4, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Eeek! so excited for this one! I’d take my 2 sisters and my mom for a long overdue family weekend. We haven’t had a holiday together in forever as we all lived in different cities & countries. Flights are already booked for a get together so this prize would be a perfect treat!! xx

  • Reply Jeanette May 4, 2016 at 10:20 am

    I would take my husband and 2 boys… we’ve never been to Clarens, and I’ve been dying to get there and wander around with my camera

  • Reply Tanya May 4, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Looks amazing, would libe to take my gorgeous as we have not had a romantic getaway in 4 years since my son was born!! Would be amazing!

  • Reply Tanya May 4, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Have shared it after i commented 😁

  • Reply Janice Raath May 4, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I would take my husband and take a long hike in those beautiful mountains.

  • Reply Kirsty May 4, 2016 at 11:22 am

    I would absolutely love this – FAMILY VAYKAY 😉 I would definitely take my mother and my two of my lovely friends, sounds like a lovely girls weekend away!

  • Reply Rhemardi Erasmus May 4, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Just got engaged (Yay) and would love to take my fiance to this beautiful place to celebrate our engagement. We also had our very first weekend away in Clarens.

  • Reply Gayle Erasmus May 4, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Hi I would love to take my husband there. We have been married for 34 years this year and a few days away together would be wonderful 😊

  • Reply Barendina Bals May 4, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    I’ll definitely take my adventurous hubby! ♥

  • Reply Aamira May 4, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Such a beautiful place, I would take my Fiancé . We would love a break from the busy city life.

  • Reply Atiya Mosam May 4, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I would take my husband cos he has seen this place on Facebook and is absolutely in awe of it.

  • Reply Julie Jones May 4, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    I liked both pages on Facebook ages ago 🙂 If I were lucky enough to win I would take my husband, my baby girl (she’s only 7 weeks old do she probably doesn’t count as a full-sized person yet), and two of our good friends. Holding thumbs!

  • Reply Lola Momberg May 4, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    HI! I have been lushing over this place for AGES! My mama who runs an NPO for our furry friends and has just overcome The Big Breast C would be my perfect partner for trip! She never takes a break and could definitely do with the serenity of Clarens.

  • Reply Jeannette May 4, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    I would take my husband and daughter. He travels often and is away for long periods. Spending a bit of quiet family time in such a beautiful surroundings will be heaven!

  • Reply Bridgette Mohlala May 4, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    I would take my sister the day after mothers day is her 40th birthday. She deserves a time out. I have liked the page and shared ot on facebook.

  • Reply LingLing May 4, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    I’d have to say me mum, give her feet and mind a rest.

  • Reply Rachel Goldstuck May 4, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    I’d take my mom with as she looks after baby while I work.
    Tweeted, liked and shared

  • Reply Ullricke van Zyl May 4, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Liked both pages,,,Wow I never go anywhere without my dearest hubby Pieter van Zyl

  • Reply Cath Momberg May 4, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    If I was lucky enough to win this prize, I would take my husband of 30 years….who gave me my 3 beautiful children. My sister and her husband would come with us………they really need some beauty and peace…they are in a bad space now (Omega looks like the perfect place).

  • Reply Alexandra May 4, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Oh the things I would do! All my favourite people would be coming along – my boyfriend and two besties from Durbs (meet me halfway!)

  • Reply Rox Otto May 4, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    I want to win this very special treat for my mom and dad! I have entered pretty much every way possible 😀 (Facebook, Twitter and here). Time off for my folks would mean the world!

  • Reply amy May 5, 2016 at 7:36 am

    I’d love to take a lovely bunch o’ humans, my fellow design students, Pam, Meg and ings. i fear we have been staring at conputer screens for too long and are in desperate need of some inspiration to get our creativity firing once again.

  • Reply Linus May 5, 2016 at 8:10 am

    I am poor. I need to win this prize. The end.

  • Reply odetelouise May 5, 2016 at 8:46 am

    I’d be taking my nearest and dearest for a girls weekend because I simply struggle to find time to do anything anymore – my best friend who is here all the way from America, the other friend who works the most inconvenient hours and has about one day off a month (including weekends) and my better half who brings out the adventure and positivity in me. I cannot tag on here otherwise I would’ve.

  • Reply Nicole May 5, 2016 at 9:11 am

    I’d be taking my beautiful mom & sister. Both are wonderful mother’s who have given up a lot to filfill this role! They are my heroes! Since I love a little fat away a weekend of quality time together would put huge smiles on all of our faces! :):):)

  • Reply CANDICE WHITE May 5, 2016 at 11:56 am

    I would love to take my mom. She hasn’t been on a holiday in such a long time and my mom is just so special always looking after me. Would love to treat her to a getaway so amazing. (Also tweeted this comp)

  • Reply Marike May 5, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    I’ll take my unborn twins who are still in my 5-month big belly, my 3-year old little girl and my hubby of course x

  • Reply Theola Ernest May 5, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    I’ve heard amazing things about Clarens! I would definitely take my 1.5 year old little guy and my fiancée! And boy do we need a getaway! 🙂 Shared on FB and Twitter 🙂

  • Reply Jenny Hibbert May 5, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    I would take my best girlfriends with as a surprise so that we could build memories together, laugh and adventure while being silly as we experience life together at this beautiful venue. What more could one wish for in life. I will continue to dream of Clarins and this beautiful place

  • Reply Angie May 5, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Liked both Facebook pages (been following yours for eons) and tweeted!

    I’ll take hubby and two besties who share the same love for the Freestate as we do!

  • Reply Michael Morton May 6, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Hi Angie

    I would take my wife Liz, she’s a school teacher and could do with all the relaxation she can get.. I’ve shared it on Facebook aswell! So holding thumbs… 🙂

  • Reply Caterpillar May 6, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Entered on twitter! It looks absolutely beautiful! I would love to take my mom!
    Twitter Handle: @caterpillar_xx

  • Reply Ayesha Kajee May 6, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Mum and two godkids

  • Reply Claudia May 7, 2016 at 8:32 am

    I would love to take my mom on this trip ☺️

  • Reply Marlene May 7, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Hubster it would be 😊

  • Reply Nikki May 7, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    What beautiful photos! Love the converses on that rug 🙂
    I would take my mom, she has had a hard year shingles and then a detached retina some time away would be great to bring back her zest for life and energy.

  • Reply Debra Bouwer May 8, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Hello and yes please! This would be quite delightful as we’re flying to Durban next month and are two nights short of accommodation. Perhaps the stars will align! I would take my husband and 3 month old baby girl, Sailor Grace.

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