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is more than a continent. It is more than a collection of countries and states. Africa is an inspiration. Once experienced, it is never forgotten nor ever abandoned.

Whether it is the luxuriance of South Africa’s Cape, Garden Route or Kruger National Park, or the great swathes of the Namib and Kalahari deserts, Africa takes hold of your psyche, your imagination and your heart. Take the wild and wide open spaces of the Serengeti or the Masai Mara, the unknowable jungles and rainforests at its great heart in Rwanda, the wonders of its wildlife whether seen at dawn in the Okavango Delta or at sunset in the South Luangwa National Park, and it will capture your soul. Hear the roar of a lion, the chatter of baboons, the hunting call of a fish eagle, the whoosh of the waves where the Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean or the laughter of the children in a thousand villages, and Africa will enchant you. Experience it in the infinity of an African morning and recognise its power in the velvet of an African night dancing with a million stars. Come to Africa with us, come to the Africa we love and wish to show you. AFRICA TRAVEL will take you on the journey of a lifetime, and forever you will hold this magical place in your heart.



Algeria Western Sahara







Gambia GuineaBissau

Eritrea Chad Sudan

Burkina Faso




Sierra Leone Liberia

C么te d'Ivoire




Ethiopia Central African Republic

Togo Cameroon


Equatorial Guinea

Kenya Gabon Democratic Republic of Congo



The Seychelles



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I n d i a n O c e a n Angola





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Zimbabwe Namibia




South Africa

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Contents Maps Africa Travel Weddings & Honeymoons Giving Back Airlines

Southern Africa

South Africa The Cape Wine Region Garden Route Eastern Cape KwaZulu Natal The Kruger & Mpumalanga Sun City & Madikwe Johannesburg & Marakele

Zambia Botswana Namibia

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12 14 26 32 40 48 56 70 74

Eastern Africa Kenya Tanzania & Zanzibar Rwanda Malawi Mozambique

Indian Ocean Mauritius The Seychelles Madagascar

Northern Africa

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102 118 128 132 136

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to introduce ourselves - we are the experts, the specialists, and the people who know and love this amazing and exciting continent – and we want to share it with you. So welcome to our world and let us explain how you can make the most of our expertise.

Africa Travel is the acknowledged travel specialist to Africa, for not only do we have unrivalled experience but also specific expertise in arranging tailor-made travel. Our knowledge is unparallelled as all our staff have travelled extensively throughout the continent - indeed some of them were born and brought up there. What is more, we only ever give recommendations and suggestions based upon personal experience and we are committed to regular site inspections to help keep us up-to-date. Our holidays are designed specifically for you and your requirements. We understand the different demands of a holiday from couples to singletons and from groups of friends to families. We listen carefully and then work closely with you to ensure that your requirements are met, whether it’s somewhere secluded, with safe beaches, malaria-free, or somewhere offering a host of activities, we tailor-make the arrangements to suit your needs and budgets. Our long-standing and leading position in the travel industry also allows us to negotiate the best rates, ensuring that you not only get your perfect holiday but also excellent value for money. Our exciting itineraries and our expertise extend throughout Africa - whether you wish to visit Zambia, Kenya, South Africa or Tanzania we know exactly where to recommend and can advise on what you should see or do to make your trip truly memorable. How to use us and our brochure Our brochure has been designed to whet your appetite and entice you to Africa’s huge choice of destinations. It will also give you ideas of where to visit or explore, but it is simply the beginning of your journey. When you need help, extra information or guidance that is when to call us at Africa Travel and we will help you to arrive at your perfect tailor-made holiday. Unlike many tour operators & experts we recommend what is right for you, not for us and above all we will be honest with you, especially if you are being too ambitious and want to pack too much in to a break. Distances and transfers in this vast continent are often much greater or less frequent than in other areas and it is our job to alert you to this and to explain exactly how far or quickly you can travel whilst still enjoying it to the maximum. The people who know people Africa Travel is not just an office, a brochure, or a website. Africa Travel is composed of a group of people whose passion and job it is to ensure that you have the best African experience anyone can offer you. Our enthusiasm and thorough knowledge of Africa also means we know the right people on the ground to make your holiday that much more special.

• if you want the best table in Cape Town’s best restaurant, we know it and we will book it for you • if you want to go on safari with South Africa’s last Master Tracker, we will book him for you • if you want to float over the Masai Mara in a hot air balloon, we can arrange it • if you want to play golf on South Africa’s best course, we will reserve your tee-off time • if you want to quad-bike for miles across the desert, we can take you there • if you want a wine-tasting tour, we will organise it • if you want to enjoy an elephant-back safari, we are the people to ask • if you want to experience a Migration river crossing, we know the riverbank to sit on • if you want to fish on the Chobe river as the sun comes up, we know the best place • if you want to go cage diving with sharks, just leave it to us • if you want to track the mountain gorillas of Rwanda, we will obtain the permits We at Africa Travel know all of these and many more. Why? Because between us we have more than 250 years of experience and knowledge of Africa. And if you think that is an exaggeration just remember that the three directors of the company have over 75 years experience alone! Add to that our own local Cape Town office, the number of our staff who are African, and the rest of us who visit frequently and have grown to love the “dark continent”. We can guarantee you will have the best holiday of your life when you talk to us.


Weddings and Honeymoons

Let Africa Travel help you plan one of the most important days in your life or organise the most memorable, romantic and idyllic holiday you will ever enjoy. Our experienced travel consultants have arranged weddings, blessings, renewing of vows and honeymoons for couples and their families & friends all over Africa and the Indian Ocean and are happy to lend their expertise to you.

Weddings More and more couples are choosing to marry, or even re-new their vows, abroad in tropical and exotic surroundings, from a deserted island or clifftop at sunset to a picturesque wine estate or atop two magnificent elephants in the African bush. Call one of our wedding co-ordinators to talk through your requirements and everything from the minister, location & flowers to witnesses, the cake and even the dress can be organised, minimising the stresses of the bride & groom to be. We can also look after the travel arrangements of your family and friends, helping them choose where to stay and holiday either before or after the happy event.


Honeymoons If there is one holiday that really has to be idyllic, it’s a honeymoon. Whether you choose to remain in the same place that you married or to travel onwards for your honeymoon we can help. We offer a stunning choice of locations, all personalised to create the most important and memorable holiday you will ever take. Upgrades and romantic surprises are the norm, from champagne, flowers and private suites, to a couple’s massage or a sunset cruise for two. Whether you want to stay on a secluded island, take a cultural tour, join a walking safari or enjoy the bustle of a glamorous city location – we know the places and the locations where all of this is possible.

Wedding List In response to requests and enquiries from relatives and friends of the happy couple Africa Travel has developed a flexible wedding gift concept by compiling a list containing elements of the honeymoon that friends and family can purchase or contribute to - a romantic sunset cruise or a hot air balloon ride being examples. Guests enjoy a little insight into your honeymoon, appreciate the convenience of the online wedding gift system and are truly excited about giving an experience instead of an object. The wedding list remains open right up to the wedding day and, after receiving regular updates of the wedding list and returning from a memorable honeymoon, the newly-weds are then sent a final list, making it easy to send out thank-yous.

Giving Back

We at Africa Travel are strong believers in ensuring that those who live in destinations visited by tourists benefit from such visits – whether it be directly through employment in the travel industry, or indirectly via community programmes, outreach projects or educational schemes. Whenever possible we try to feature and recommend those properties and suppliers ‘who give something back’ and who have policies of employing staff and utilizing resources from the local community.

Grootbos Nature Reserve Grootbos has always shown a serious commitment to conservation. However a major threat to this is high local unemployment and a lack of access for local communities to natural resources, which the Reserve has set out to redress and has resulted in many accolades. The Grootbos Foundation works tirelessly in the conservation of the biodiversity of Grootbos and its surrounds plus the development of sustainable nature-based livelihoods through eco tourism, research, management and education projects. One such project is the Green Futures Horticultural and Life Skills College which provides training programmes for local unemployed people as well as transport, meals, uniforms, equipment and a basic wage. Linked to the college is a plant nursery and landscaping business which generates income, and Grootbos’ guests are always encouraged to visit the school, and of course to contribute.

Another project is the Spaces for Sport Project where, with the encouragement and passion of Grootbos, the Gansbaai Communal Sport Centre was opened for the use of the local community and townships. Add to this a Future Trees Project and a number of greening initiatives within local communities and guests can easily see and understand Grootbos’s commitment to its locality, to conservation and eco-tourism. Uthando Uthando South Africa is a non-profit organization and a truly unique Responsible Tourism initiative based in Cape Town. Its mission is to provide a platform and infrastructure to raise funds from individuals, groups and organizations who have an interest in the region. Money generated from organizations such as Africa Travel supports a broad range of local community-based, innovative empowerment projects with substantial and enduring value to the beneficiaries.

In addition Uthando aims to provide tourists with an authentic introduction to the social problems confronting so many South Africans, and the innovative and inspirational ways in which these problems are being handled. The exposure of this programme to overseas visitors facilitates a vital role of ongoing awareness, creation and education, which in turn helps to make a significant difference to the lives of the most destitute and marginalized communities. One of the many projects supported is Nazareth House, an orphanage for children living with HIV/AIDS, with visitors to Cape Town able to share in a truly moving and uplifting experience. Other supported projects include drug rehabilitation, housing and shelter support, human rights development and sustainable economic development.




Whether travelling to Johannesburg or Cape Town, South African Airways offer daily flights to both cities, all with the most convenient of flight times. Premium Class passengers not only enjoy a dedicated check-in with arrival and departure lounges in both countries, but also flat beds and superb South African cuisine and wines, while in Economy Class passengers enjoy generous leg room and personal on-demand audio & video entertainment.

Travelling to East Africa and beyond has never been easier with Kenya Airways. On-line check-in allows for time to relax at the airport and once onboard flat beds and first class cuisine are offered in the Premier World Cabin while Economy Class offers space and comfort. Best of all there are daily flights from Heathrow, departures from 12 regional airports via Amsterdam with partner KLM, and onward connections to over 30 African destinations.

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This award-winning airline offers every comfort and amenity however you choose to travel. UPPER CLASS


This includes a complimentary chauffeur-driven service to and from the airport with drive-thru check-in and private security channel at London Heathrow. The Clubhouse lounge offers everything from massage to manicures and sushi to sandwiches. On board, the Upper Class Suites offer one of the longest fully-flat beds in the air, a Freedom Menu Service so that you can eat what you like, when you like, and an onboard bar.

Offers a dedicated check-in service and priority boarding and disembarkation, with one of the biggest seats in its class, in-seat laptop power and a choice of meals including a vegetarian option.

ECONOMY For fun and comfort this is difficult to beat with a spacious seat pitch and personal seat-back screen. There’s delicious food and drink with complimentary snacks throughout, a well-stocked amenity kit plus special kid’s meal, in-flight entertainment and an activity bag.

The airline which offers one of the most extensive flight networks enabling travellers to connect to destinations throughout the world. Just choose your cabin and enjoy the journey. FIRST


The ultimate in luxury travel with a dedicated check-in and elegant lounges offering peace, calm and delicious food, drink and snacks. On board the crew offer a super-attentive service ensuring your flight experience is of the finest. Flat beds, duvets, crisp linens, cotton pyjamas and a generous amenity bag are on offer as well as an à la carte menu or lighter meal options.

Has perfected the ease and comfort of travel. On board your own private space becomes an office, a dining area or a sleep zone with just the touch of a button, which delivers a generously sized desk, a choice of entertainment or a flat bed.



Will help get your journey off to the easiest, most comfortable start. Onboard you will enjoy attentive service, tasty meals and complimentary drinks. If you’re travelling with children there is a “feed kids first” policy and special Skyflyer activity packs.

Make your trip that little bit more special by flying in the World Traveller Plus cabin. Enjoy extra privacy, added space and expert service, ensuring you arrive at your destination in better shape to enjoy your holiday or start a day’s work.

Whichever cabin you choose you can check in on-line or via your mobile phone, reserve your favourite seat and print off your boarding card.

outh Africa

Whatever the traveller seeks – he can find in South Africa. Vast empty spaces, wilderness, glorious beaches, dramatic scenery and the warmest of welcomes. From the scorched plains of the Kalahari desert to the rich fynbos, and from the great game reserves teeming with lion and elephant, thousands of antelope, the elusive leopard and the endangered wild dog to the biggest night skies filled with millions of stars, South Africa offers abundance. It’s the country where two oceans meet and converge providing a spectacular coastline, much of it ringed with vast golden beaches enjoying the seductive warmth of the Indian Ocean and the great rollers of the Atlantic. It is also the ideal place to see the greatest creatures of the deep during the whale-watching season and is one of the few places on the planet where you can spy penguins on the sands. Add to this the gentleness of the Garden Route, the splendour of the Drakensberg mountains, and the riches of the Kruger National Park, which supports


Facts Capital – Pretoria Currency – South African Rand Point of Entry – Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban Airlines – British Airways, South African Airways, Virgin Atlantic Flying time – 11 hours Time Zone – GMT +1 Visa not required Medical requirements – Malaria prophylaxis recommended


more species of wildlife than any other in Africa and affords the traveller views of the Big Five at close quarters. And then of course there are the sophisticated cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg with their world-class restaurants, cafes and bars and their superb galleries and shops. All of this plus a near perfect climate - even out of season it can be warm and temperate - the friendliest of people and, with just an hour’s time difference, no jet-lag, is it any wonder that the traveller falls in love with South Africa.

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Enjoy the view from the top of Table Mountain Spot the Big 5 on safari Take a trip to Robben Island Enjoy whale-watching in Walker Bay Sample a tasting tour through the Winelands


Highlights 01 Amongst the largest rooms in Cape Town 02 Two acclaimed restaurants Nobu and Reuben’s 03 Butler service for all guests 04 The city’s largest outdoor heated swimming pool 05 Family-friendly

One&Only Cape Town The ultimate in sophisticated luxury, one of the city’s newest and most glamorous hotels with an unparalleled location right on the Waterfront, with the magnificence of Table Mountain a key feature wherever you look.


There is nothing small about this property which is constructed on two man-made islands and offers some of the largest rooms in the city, each with either a private balcony or terrace, state-of-the art-amenities and individual butler service. The light and space of Cape Town is evident throughout with huge picture windows. Each of the 131 rooms and suites are decorated using African colours, shades, fabrics and woods, while the three penthouses make great second homes for emperors and oligarchs.

This is a resort in the middle of a city with everything a metropolitan visitor would need, but at the same time providing the amenities and activities a holidaymaker demands. Not only are there two superb restaurants, but the most comprehensive spa in Cape Town, a fitness centre which offers everything from kinesis training to yoga & pilates, a KidsOnly Programme for toddlers through to teens – and all of the city’s splendour on your doorstep.


Dine One of South Africa’s finest chefs, Reuben Riffel first appeared on the scene with his self-titled restaurant, Reuben’s. Located in Franschhoek, it led to awards for

Reuben for both Restaurant & Chef of the Year. He followed this success with the opening of a second restaurant in the neighbouring village of Robertson, and he now brings his wholesome bistro fare to the One&Only Hotel.


Highlights 01 Award-winning restaurant 02 Family rooms & special children’s programme 03 Superlative wine cellar & whisky bar 04 Complimentary afternoon tea 05 Heated outdoor swimming pool

Cape Grace Cape Town

Located on its own private quay on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and adjacent to the international yacht marina, this five star property offers effortless city elegance and style. Renowned for its food, it houses one of Cape Town’s top restaurants as well

as a rooftop spa offering African-inspired treatments. Each of its 120 rooms has spectacular views of the cityscape, the ocean and its surrounds, as well as having every modern comfort a sophisticated traveller requires. Although it is located within walking distance of the shops and restaurants of the Waterfront, complimentary transfers are also offered to local beaches & sights.

Highlights 01 Family rooms & suites 02 Fully fitted gym & heated swimming pool 03 Five renowned restaurants and bars 04 Wheelchair access and specially-designed rooms 05 Holistic spa

The Table Bay Hotel Cape Town

One of the great city hotels – it is big, (329 rooms), but so is its welcome and its heart, as it boasts some of the region’s friendliest staff. A short walk to all the fun, cafes, shops, restaurants and boutiques of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront yet sufficiently removed for guests to enjoy

peace and tranquillity. Each room has great views over the ocean to Robben Island or across to Table Mountain and the hotel is perfectly situated from which to enjoy excursions to both of these iconic sites – literally everything is on its doorstep, which it makes it ideal for a city break.


Highlights 01 WiFi and free internet access 02 In-room breakfast served until 13h00 03 Complimentary gym membership 04 Massages available 05 Highly personalised service

Kensington Place Cape Town

Chic urban award-winning boutique hotel situated on the slopes of Table Mountain and yet just ten minutes from the centre of Cape Town. Each of its individually-designed suites has glorious views of the mountain

and the city which guests can enjoy from their own private balcony or terrace. Decor is cool and contemporary with modern African artefacts throughout and the hotel has its own private garden and swimming pool to which you can escape the bustle of the city, to relax in peace and tranquillity.

Highlights 01 Member of Relais and Chateaux 02 Breathtaking sea views 03 One of the finest collections of South African art 04 Private villa 05 Comprehensive spa menu

Ellerman House Cape Town

A private small luxury hotel which prides itself on being the most sophisticated home from home stay, complete with its own magnificent art collection, spa and private villa. Set in elegant gardens with a sweeping lawn giving glorious and unrivalled


views of the ocean and the Twelve Apostles mountain range. Each of the 11 rooms is individually designed, many with private patios or sea-facing balconies, and there is also a private 3-bedroom villa available for exclusive use. The hotel boasts an extensive wine cellar, library, heated swimming pool, spa, gym, sauna, ipads in each room and an all day pantry available to guests.

Highlights 01 Extensive DVD library 02 Fully equipped gym 03 Walking distance to great beaches, restaurants and bars 04 Comprehensive menu of beauty treatments 05 Superbly hosted alfresco dining

O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa Cape Town

Small and stylish this eight-roomed property offers every modern comfort, cool contemporary design and spectacular views of the ocean and Lion’s Head. Close to all the joys and excitement of the city but sufficiently secluded and private

to allow guests to enjoy the peace and quiet of the jasmine-scented garden and the beauty of the surrounding area, this property offers the best of both worlds. As well as WiFi and internet access guests also enjoy an indoor swimming pool, spa treatments and meticulous service.

Highlights 01 Private house with plunge pool - perfect for families 02 Walking distance to shops & restaurants

03 Off-street parking 04 Hotel concierge 05 Guests have full access to the facilities of Cape Cadogan

More Quarters Cape Town

New, innovative and stylish, this apartment hotel offers all the benefits of the latter with all the privacy and independence of the former. This is le dernier cri in city living. Located in the heart of town off one of the liveliest streets, Kloof Street, with its myriad of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars it still offers a home-from-home ambience. There

are nine one-bedroom apartments, two with two bedrooms, plus a luxury four bedroom house, each with its own fully fitted kitchen. Breakfast is served daily while the hotel’s concierge can organise restaurant reservations, spa and fitness treatments as well as excursions for guests.

Highlights 01 Walking distance to bars & restaurants 02 Library with computer for guests’ use 03 Swimming pool 04 Private villa for exclusive use 05 Excellent concierge service

Cape Cadogan Cape Town

A lovingly and beautifully restored old farmhouse, close to the city centre, which has been designated a national monument. It is now a chic and comfortable boutique hotel with 12 inviting rooms offering

every modern amenity. Adjoining it is the one bedroom Owner’s Villa, the ultimate in luxury, space and privacy but with all the elements of the hotel too.


Highlights 01 Outdoor swimming pool & sundeck 02 In-house chauffeur service 03 Enormous bathrooms 04 Complimentary mini-bars 05 Perfect for small groups & families

The Last Word Constantia Cape Town

This luxurious hideaway is a gourmet lover’s delight with some of South Africa’s top wineries and a host of world class restaurants all close by. Nestled in a beautiful valley and yet minutes from Constantia itself with its malls, galleries and restaurants, are eight beautifully decorated suites which

open onto the manicured landscape gardens beyond. Each has a private patio and two have their own plunge pools. Magnificent breakfasts are served daily while other meals can be ordered by arrangement, and an in-house chauffeur is available to transport guests to local wineries and restaurants.

Highlights 01 Unique Cape Town beach location 02 Swimming pool & sundeck 03 Spa treatments 04 Complimentary mini-bars 05 Family friendly

The Last Word Long Beach Cape Town

Miles of white sand and infinite views of the ocean make this one of the most romantic and dramatic locations for any stay in the Cape. Each of the six spacious suites has a sea view and private patio in this beachside boutique hotel. Situated in the picturesque lobster-fishing village


of Kommetjie, (you can catch your own lobster and then have it cooked for dinner), guests can simply enjoy the magnificent setting, or surf or horse-ride on the beach. Recognised as one of South Africa’s marine bird hotspots it’s a bird-watchers delight while in season it’s possible to whale watch from your own private patio.

Highlights 01 In-house chauffeur service for restaurant visits 02 Swimming pool 03 Tennis court 04 Spa treatments available 05 Complimentary mini-bars

The Last Word Bishopscourt Cape Town

Select, salubrious and sophisticated, this luxurious five bedroom property overlooks lush gardens in one of Cape Town’s most exclusive suburbs. Staying here becomes like your own private hideaway, with it being ideal for a family or a group of friends to celebrate a special occasion. Just a couple

of minutes from Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and a mere fifteen from the centre of Cape Town and the Waterfront, Bishopscourt is an oasis of privacy with its pool, gardens and tennis court, not to mention great views of Table Mountain.

Highlights 01 Spectacular 2-bedroom Penthouse ideal for families 02 Walking distance to the beach, bars, cafes & restaurants 03 Swimming pool 04 Complimentary mini-bars 05 Alfresco breakfasts

The Last Word Sea Five Cape Town

In a spectacular location close to Cape Town’s most glamorous beach at Camp’s Bay, not to mention all its funky bars and chic cafes, this seven room villa is for the diva in all of us. Each of the spacious rooms has been individually designed in an eclectic mix of Mediterranean and South African shades, textures and touches. It comes with

its own pool, in-house chauffeur and a garden scented with herbs and flowers. This is a boutique hotel for truly discerning travellers who demand style with substance, privacy and the highest standards. It’s an ideal place to rent for a special party or celebration with your family or group of favourite friends.


Highlights 01 Complimentary transfers to the Waterfront 02 Located in the heart of the city 03 Fully equipped fitness centre 04 Renowned Bombay Brasserie Indian restaurant 05 Heated indoor swimming pool

Taj Hotel Cape Town One of the newest hotels in the city located in one of its most historic quarters. Originally the building was home to the South African Reserve Bank and Temple Chambers, and now it is home to guests wishing to enjoy an authentic Cape Town experience.


This five star luxury hotel is situated right at the entrance of the city’s famous pedestrian precinct, St George’s Mall, and is close to the Company Gardens, St George’s Cathedral and the Provincial Legislature. Its 177 rooms and suites, including historic Heritage rooms have every creature comfort

and state-of-the-art amenity, while guests can enjoy a number of dining options from Indian to a champagne and oyster bar. There’s a cigar bar for the chaps and a Jiva spa for anyone who wants to be cosseted and pampered.


Dine The Western Cape has a rising reputation as a food mecca and as a home for innovative & cutting edge cuisine. From the classic French cooking of La Colombe to the stylish offerings from Bizerca & Jardine and the wonderful seafoods of Baia, Cape Town’s restaurant scene is only surpassed by that of Franschhoek – where Reuben’s, La Petite Ferme & Grande Provence all set the pace.


Highlights 01 Two heated swimming pools 02 Family rooms and suites 03 Landscaped gardens & tennis courts

04 Librisa Spa 05 Best afternoon tea in Cape Town

Mount Nelson Hotel Cape Town

For well over a century this iconic, pink-coloured luxury hotel has been the choice of the rich, the famous, the royal and the discerning traveller to Cape Town. Set in a magnificent garden estate with palm lined avenues, rolling lawns and enviable rose gardens it is ideally located for the city centre, as well as for the

Waterfront and the best beaches. Accommodation is in seven different wings and none of the 201 rooms and suites is exactly the same. Year after year it attracts new guests as well as its loyal regulars, often with their families. It is renowned for its afternoon tea and its ultra-chic Planet Champagne Bar.

Highlights 01 Spa treatments 02 Short walk from the cafes and bars of funky Kloof Street 03 Swimming pool 04 Listed monument 05 Bellegables cottage suitable for families

Four Rosmead Boutique Guesthouse Cape Town

Rich in history and contemporary in style this Cape classic has a modern interior within an historic building. A listed monument, it is within walking distance of everything of interest in the city centre. Its eight rooms are all individually styled and each has spectacular views of Table

Mountain, Table Bay or Signal Hill, while its landscaped gardens provide peace and calm after a hard day’s sightseeing. There is a salt-water swimming pool, a sun deck and a pampering spa room. Lavish breakfasts are served each morning while both lunch and dinner can also be arranged. Contemporary South African art by local artists is displayed throughout with many of the pieces for sale.

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Two swimming pools Family rooms Riverside walks Excellent health and fitness centre 05 Angsana spa

Vineyard Hotel & Spa Cape Town

A haven of luxury set in the lush leafy suburb of Newlands, this stylish hotel is only minutes from the city centre and the attractions of the V&A Waterfront. A 207 roomed hotel set in six acres of magnificent parkland offers all the luxuries a

traveller may need with all the comforts of a gracious home – good service, spacious rooms and suites, a choice of restaurants and bars, a health and fitness centre and the only Angsana Spa in South Africa; a diffusion spa from the award-winning Banyan Tree group. Plus the hotel is filled with works by leading South African artists.


Highlights 01 Private sun-deck and barbecue area 02 Splash pool 03 Splendid sea views 04 Walking distance to the beach 05 Modern kitchen

Camp’s Bay Terrace Suite Cape Town

A private and near perfect hideaway for a couple, this one bedroom luxury apartment has every type of comfort and every amount of style. Light and spacious it sports living, sitting, dining, sleeping and bathing areas in

cool contemporary colours and natural fabrics, while the bedroom opens out onto a private sun deck and splash pool. And even though the apartment is a short walk from all the shops, studios and bars of Camp’s Bay, guests often find it difficult to drag themselves away from this comfort cocoon.

Highlights 01 Indoor and outdoor lounging areas 02 Swimming pool and sun deck 03 State-of-the-art kitchen and barbecue area 04 Satellite TV and internet access 05 Two gardens & large terrace

Gryphon House Cape Town

All the privacy of a private house meets all the glamour of a five-star hotel in this glorious three bedroom property with ravishing views over Camp’s Bay. This magnificent house offers true luxury from its stunning and spacious interiors,

shaded verandah, manicured gardens and private pool area. Contemporary African style is evident throughout alongside bold African pictures and sculptures. Each of its bedrooms has ensuite bath or shower, internet access and a music system, while the master bedroom has a huge freestanding stone bath.

Highlights 01 Spa baths and underfloor heating 02 Home theatre and billiard table 03 Infinity swimming pool 04 Private gym 05 Large Jacuzzi deck and barbecue area

Avenue St Leon Cape Town

Sybaritic luxury with panoramic views across Bantry Bay to the Atlantic Ocean and along to Lion’s Head and Signal Hill – this spacious villa offers high living in true style. Five vast bedrooms all have balconies or terraces to enjoy the view, each has an


ensuite bathroom with a spa bath, while the master bedroom also has a massage bed. This is a villa where indoor and outdoor living merge with shady terraces, sun decks, an infinity pool and a Zen garden, as well as a raised deck for lounging, relaxing and dining. There is also a fully fitted kitchen and WiFi throughout and yet it is all a short drive from the great beaches of Bantry Bay and its surrounds.

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Relaxing gardens Three swimming pools Wine cellar and cigar lounge Floodlit tennis court Walking distance to Camp’s Bay beach

Camp’s Bay Retreat Cape Town

Wallow in pure comfort in this 5-star boutique hotel hidden in its own lush green nature reserve tucked into a glen between Lion’s Head and Table Mountain. Private and yet close to all the liveliness of Camp’s Bay. Add to that the ever-changing views across the Atlantic and to the Twelve Apostles mountains, lush gardens sprinkled with fountains and pools, three

swimming pools, a mountain meditation pool, a gourmet restaurant serving serious food and wine, and a super-relaxing spa. The rooms and suites are spacious with every creature comfort including satellite TV and internet access. Yoga and pilates are available at the fitness cabin while the place is surrounded by fantastic nature trails - go alone, take a member of staff to guide you or a house dog to accompany you.

Highlights 01 Restaurants and bars on its doorstep 02 Great beach location 03 Four swimming pools 04 Cigar bar, cocktail bar and beach bar 05 Beach club

The Bay Hotel Cape Town

A winning formula of sophisticated elegance and casual, comfort is offered at this five star hotel located facing the beach at Camp’s Bay on Cape Town’s jet set Riviera. Its 78 rooms offer full facilities and glorious views either over the great Atlantic or across to Table Mountain. It’s the ideal choice for those wanting a

beach side holiday but with access to all the sophistication of both Cape Town and Camp’s Bay. Food is taken very seriously here but served with a mixture of elegance and insouciance at either the main Tides Restaurant or the Deli at The Bay for more casual dining, while the beach club offers snacks and drinks throughout the day. Visit the Spa for face and body treatments, whilst there is also a hairdressers on site.


Highlights 01 Heated outdoor pool 02 Private cinema 03 Family rooms & suites

04 Helicopter transfers to Waterfront arranged 05 Superb sunsets

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa Cape Town

Enjoying one of the most dramatic settings along a magnificent coastline, this luxury hotel is flanked by the Twelve Apostles Mountain range and looks over the great expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. It offers the best of both worlds – both wilderness and sophistication, the latter due to its closeness to Camp’s Bay and Cape Town, and the former

due to its location. Hiking, biking, horse-riding and wilderness trails can be enjoyed in the mountains, while the ocean provides the drama of whale and dolphin watching. The hotel also offers gourmet food, fine wines and an award-winning spa, while its cocktail bar, the Leopard Room, houses 72 types of vodka and over 40 brands of port.

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Off-train excursions included Exquisitely restored carriages Dining, lounge and observation cars Amazing choice of journeys Butler service

Rovos Rail

Capture the romance of rail travel on one of the world’s most luxurious trains. Enjoy magnificent scenery, gourmet dining and exceptional comfort as you marvel at the glories of the African scenery. There are two beautiful, classically-built trains, each carrying a maximum of 72 passengers and decorated with traditional furnishings and elegant style.


There are a number of journeys on offer from a 24 hour sojourn along the Garden Route to a 14 day adventure which takes in some great vistas of Cape Town, the mighty Victoria Falls, the stark beauty of the Karoo, and the remote Selous Reserve in Tanzania. Depending on the journey the trains will be hauled by either steam, diesel or electric locomotives – all in exceptional comfort and style.

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Elegant luxury travel Butler service Observation car Gourmet food and fine wines The trains can be chartered for special events

The Blue Train A moving and spectacularly comfortable 5-star hotel is what the two Blue Trains offer. Sit back in luxury while the magnificent everchanging scenery of Africa passes by. They may provide the glamour of a bygone age but they also offer every modern element of style and comfort. E

Whether you choose the overnight trip from Pretoria to Cape Town or opt for the special golfing or bush experiences in KwaZulu Natal, the journey will be unforgettable. While the two trains follow the same routes, they accommodate different numbers – one takes 74 guests in 37 suites while the other, slightly smaller takes just 58 guests. Each suite has a specially-made bed and either an ensuite bath or shower room with gold fittings and marble tiles.

Every compartment has its own specially designated butler with the greatest attention paid to food and wine, so that each journey is a complete gourmet delight. The route between Pretoria & Cape Town offers a different stopover in each direction - one at Kimberley where guests can experience the excitement of the great diamond rush, and another at Matjiesfontein, which is like stepping back in time.


Explore Ever since Cecil Rhodes’s mighty plan to link Cairo to Cape Town by rail, train travel in Africa has enthralled & delighted. From the majestic rail bridge spanning the Victoria Falls and the coastline-hugging tracks along the Garden Route, to a journey across the central Karoo and the sugar-cane lines of KwaZulu Natal, let one of South Africa’s luxury trains take the strain.


Highlights 01 Spa treatments available 02 Rose-filled terraces 03 Complimentary transfers to local restaurants 04 Private wine-tastings 05 New private villas perfect for families

La Residence Franschhoek

This award-winning hideaway, voted the best hotel in Africa, is one of the world’s most beautiful and luxurious. Lying at the heart of a 30-acre estate, estate, this private hotel and its infinity swimming pool are surrounded by magical mountain views and abundant vineyards. Swathed in sumptuous Persian rugs and sensuous silks it is decorated with

French and Asian antiques and vast chandeliers, with each of its 11 rooms individually designed and styled and boasting its own balcony or terrace. Just a short distance from some of the best wineries in the region and less than an hour from the delights of Cape Town, it is a haven of peace and tranquillity, and is renowned for its gourmet food and exquisite service.

Highlights 01 Gourmet dining 02 Private cellar tours with the Cellar Master 03 Swimming pool 04 Equestrian centre 05 Wellness centre and gymnasium

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards Franschhoek

If you love good food and great wines, this is the place for you. It’s a working wine estate with 16 rooms and 6 suites all named after local wine varietals, and the terrace or balcony that accompanies each provides glorious views across the vineyards.


Set high above the village of Franschhoek it provides the ultimate in country estate comfort and style. Well known for its fine dining restaurant, Mange Tout, or its simpler fare at the Country Kitchen, unforgettable picnic baskets can also be provided for an alfresco delight. Then of course there is the wine cellar and its tasting room! Eat, drink, enjoy to the full...

Highlights 01 Galleries & shops on the doorstep 02 Highly personalised service 03 Private chauffeur service 04 Complimentary mini-bars 05 Perfect for family rentals

The Last Word Franschhoek Franschhoek

This historic residence is to be found in the heart of the village of Franschhoek, famed as South Africa’s gourmet capital. It is just minutes away from so many award-winning restaurants and is surrounded by numerous wine estates. A five-star boutique property, the building has been carefully and beautifully restored in Cape Huguenot style and offers superior comfort throughout. There

are just six rooms and suites, some which have access to private pools, all offering space and privacy, while the residence itself has a solar-heated pool and large decked balcony which gives spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, and is the ideal place to relax with a sundowner after a day’s sightseeing, walking, horse-riding, golfing or fly-fishing – all these pursuits are available in this enchanting valley.

Highlights 01 Two award-winning restaurants 02 Family suites with pools 03 Walking distance to numerous restaurants and wineries 04 Therapies available at The Treatment Room 05 Private cinema screening room

Le Quartier Français Franschhoek

Renowned for its food, this property, which is a member of Relais and Chateaux, sits at the very heart of the Cape Winelands in the French Huguenot village of Franschhoek. A true gourmet’s paradise, the hotel sports two award-winning restaurants which offer a different experience daily – The Common Room offers fine casual

dining while the Tasting Room serves gourmet dinners of four, six or eight courses with appropriate wine pairings. A third restaurant on a nearby farm is the place for tastings, cookery courses and rustic fare. Accommodation is in a choice of suites or rooms all overlooking the gardens, the pool or courtyard. Some have private pools, others have butler service...but all have supreme comfort.


Highlights 01 Wine tastings at neighbouring estates 02 Horse-riding 03 Three restaurants 04 Swimming pool, spa and fitness centre 05 Family rooms & baby-sitting service

Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa Franschhoek

The ideal starting point for those wishing to explore the best of the Winelands, this charming five-star resort retains much of the allure and style of the Cape Dutch traditions. With glorious views of the surrounding mountains, vineyards and hillside covered

with vines, guests can choose to stay in a selection of rooms, suites and villas. From there you can choose to explore the wealth of wineries in the area as well as enjoy walks, hikes, horse-riding and fly-fishing as well as cheese & chocolate tastings! The hotel itself provides tennis courts and a swimming pool as well as the Camelot Spa and a fully equipped fitness centre.

Highlights 01 Two swimming pools 02 Award-winning Bosman’s restaurant 03 Unique wedding chapel 04 Member of Relais & Chateaux 05 Free bicycle hire

Grande Roche Hotel & Restaurant Paarl

A celebrated international hotel which has been named a national monument, this elegant five-star hotel has a heritage which dates back to the eighteenth century. Sensitively and beautifully renovated the hotel offers 35 rooms and suites of the

highest comfort and standard with satellite TV, internet access, underfloor heating and air conditioning. Also on offer are two swimming pools, floodlit tennis courts, an award-winning restaurant, a wellness centre and a historic wedding chapel. It also has its own estate-produced wines and offers exclusive tastings for guests.

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Historic buildings Two swimming pools Beautifully landscaped gardens Spa offering grape extract therapies 05 Walking distance to restaurants and shops

River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa Stellenbosch

An 18 room hideaway in the heart of South Africa’s second oldest settlement, which is composed of two beautifully restored historic houses. Owner-run and cared for, the hotel focuses on comfort and luxury in its decor and amenities, which are a fusion of colonial charm and contemporary African-style.


It boasts beautiful gardens, wrap-around verandahs and two swimming pools alongside a studio spa which specialises in treatments and therapies based on the natural goodness of grape extracts. Best of all, the property is within walking distance of all the best cafes, bars and restaurants of the town.

Highlights 01 Spectacular wine cellar 02 All lodges have private heated pools 03 Full butler service 04 Two gourmet restaurants 05 Fine collection of modern South African art

Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa Stellenbosch

This 10 lodge boutique hotel, owned by Lawrence Graff, chairman of Graff Diamonds International, offers the ultimate in understated elegance and state-of-the-art design in the Stellenbosch winelands. Its setting is breathtaking, on the crest of the Helshoogte Mountain Pass, while its decor and accommodation are a fusion of African elements & materials

and contemporary chic. Artworks from some of the most acclaimed artists and craftspeople are found throughout the estate. There is a full service spa complete with sauna, steam room and a fully equipped fitness centre, plus a restaurant already winning accolades for both its food and design, and magnificent gardens with over 300 indigenous plants.

Highlights 01 Daily game drives & guided rock art walks 02 Spa and fitness centre 03 Four swimming pools & sauna

04 Fly-fishing, mountain biking, hikes, canoeing & archery 05 Exclusive two-bedroom family villa

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat Western Cape

A South African Heritage site in all its glory amid the great sweeping landscapes of the Karoo and the drama of the Cederberg Mountains, this is an award-winning ecological treat. Guests can choose to stay within the original manor house, in cottages scattered throughout the grounds, or in Koro Lodge, a family villa with private hostess,

chef and guide, but all will want to explore the extraordinary surrounds. Here amid the magic of the great plains, thundering waterfalls and fantastic rock formations, guests can view game as well as visit magnificent Bushman rock art sites. The place provides an unparalleled slice of South African heritage and wildlife.



Inspire: Artist Nicolene C Swanepoel “I aim to look past the prettiness of Nguni cattle in popular culture to find how cattle can convey a sense of meaning, belonging, and identity in a world which is becoming increasingly de-humanised.�

Highlights 01 World’s finest whale-watching 02 Two swimming pools 03 Family rooms and educational children’s programme 04 Spa treatments available 05 Private 6 bedroom villa

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Gansbaai

Eco-luxury and sustainable tourism go hand in hand in this award-winning reserve, set in 2500 acres of indigenous fynbos forest, high above glorious Walker Bay. The forest is the largest of its type in the world and is a true nature-lover’s paradise. Accommodation is in suites in one of the 2 five-star lodges, each with

its own deck or patio, and its own fireplace for cosy evenings when the sun goes down. But it is the great outdoors with its flora, fauna and wonders of the ocean that attracts guests here year after year – hikes and shark cage dives, whale-watching and horse-riding on the beach, the reserve offers something for everyone.

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Gourmet food Heated swimming pool Metres from the beach Private gym and treatment room 05 Can be rented exclusively for weddings

Birkenhead House & Villa Hermanus

Overlooking two wonderful beaches, these are the most luxurious properties in Hermanus – just 11 sumptuously designed rooms plus the 6 bedroom villa, perfect for a family or a small group. Nearby is Fernkloof Nature Reserve, ideal for hikes and nature trails, while in


season the waters of Walker Bay offer some of the best whale and dolphin watching to be had, all from the comfort of the sun terrace. In between times enjoy the beaches as well as the boutiques, galleries, cafes and bars of charming Hermanus. Otherwise simply watch the ocean and the stars from the deepest sofas, with a sun-downer drink to hand.

Highlights 01 Heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi 02 Wellness therapies 03 Access to Swellendam Golf Course 04 Walking distance to local restaurants 05 Funky design

Bloomestate Swellendam

At the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, this chic retreat not only offers glorious views of the surrounding landscape but serious comfort in a cool, contemporary style. Located in Swellendam, one of the oldest settlements in South Africa with its

sense of history, museums, cafes and restaurants, the property is the ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area – by car, on foot or by mountain bike. Each of its rooms opens onto the landscaped gardens where guests can enjoy peace and tranquillity in between sightseeing. Breakfast is served daily while staff can organise lunches and dinners at nearby restaurants.

Highlights 01 Historical charm 02 Beautiful landscaped gardens 03 Walk with meerkats at the nearby conservation project 04 Spa & wellness centre 05 Art gallery

Rosenhof Country House Oudtshoorn

Named after its exquisite rose garden, this lovingly restored farmhouse combines old-style elegance with modern comfort. Relax in style amid its antique furnishings, rugs and paintings in a number of supremely comfortable lounges, or even in the hotel’s very own pub. There are

12 spacious rooms and 2 suites, which boast their own private pools, while guests can also enjoy the therapies offered in the in-house wellness centre. Enjoy the many & varied attractions found in the locality, or just wonder at the space and grace of this part of South Africa.


Highlights 01 Magnificent 18 hole championship golf course 02 Award-winning spa 03 One of South Africa’s top chefs 04 Exhilarating helicopter trips 05 Canoeing on the lagoon

Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa Knysna An award-laden hotel and spa, this 5-star luxury property is located on the eastern side of Knysna with magnificent views along the rugged coastline to the great blue swell of the Indian Ocean. E




Surrounded by swathes of indigenous fynbos and forests, it is also home to one of the country’s finest beaches. Pezula offers the best of all worlds – from fantastic nature trails, horse-riding & gourmet food, to award-winning wines & possibly the best and largest spa in South Africa. There is also a host of sporting opportunities available from an 18 hole championship golf course to the amazing Field of Dreams,

which houses tennis courts, cricket nets and a driving range. Accommodation is in spacious suites or, for those looking for something totally different, super-romantic and private, they can head for Noetzie Beach just below the hotel where three private castles offer a total of five glorious suites. The one-bedroom castle is the ultimate honeymoon destination.

The Garden Route offers a lot more than the name suggests. Stretching from Mossel Bay almost to Port Elizabeth, the area includes the charming lagoon town of Knysna, the millionaires playground of Plettenberg Bay and the spectacular beaches of Wilderness & Natures Valley, as well as the ostrich town of Oudtshoorn and the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park – truly a destination for all ages.

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Swimming pool Quaint Bell Tavern pub Alfresco breakfasts Great self-catering facilities Lagoon cruises

Belvidere Manor Hotel Knysna

Secluded and relaxed this manor estate on the west shore of Knysna Lagoon has 29 Cape-style cottages each with its own sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and either one, two or three bedrooms. The hotel is renowned for its magnificent gardens, which are home to 270 different

species of bird, and although Knysna is famed for its food and restaurants, guests often prefer to eat at the Manor. It is also close to a number of beaches, terrific golf courses and the Featherbed Nature Reserve, which is visited by ferry & four-wheel drive vehicle.

Highlights 01 Two swimming pools 02 Croquet & fishing 03 Speedboat for water-skiing

04 Canoes available 05 Sundowner lagoon cruises

The St James Of Knysna Knysna

An elegant and exclusive, privately-owned and run country house hotel set in its own magnificent three acre garden on the shores of Knysna Lagoon – ideal for all those looking for peace and relaxation. Each of its 15 rooms and suites are charming and super comfortable, with the

views across the lagoon to the dramatic Knysna Heads worth the visit alone. Food is a very important part of any sojourn here with delicious country breakfasts, lunches and picnics as well as fine dining in the evenings. The hotel is rightly proud of its well-stocked wine cellar, while the patio bar is the ideal venue for an evening cocktail while watching the sun set.

Highlights 01 Outdoor swimming pool & sundeck 02 Family suites with private pools 03 Gourmet picnics 04 Private forest chapel for weddings 05 Member of Relais & Chateaux

Hunter’s Country House Plettenberg Bay

A delightful family-owned retreat which lies at the heart of the Garden Route and offers something for everyone – from forest walks to whale watching. The estate’s 21 suites and cottages are all individually designed and decorated and

promise every comfort possible. Children are particularly welcome and have their own special menus & recreation area, while adults can relax in the grounds, indulge at the wine cellar, be pampered in their suites with massages and treatments or simply explore the coast, the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the rich indigenous forests.


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Natural swimming pool Mountain biking in the forests Nature trails Unique tree-house accommodation Bubble Barrel & sauna

The Phantom Forest Eco Reserve Knysna

Renowned as Africa’s leading green hotel, this has the most magical of settings in the Afromontane forest of the southern Cape Coast, and provides an unforgettable experience of living with nature. Wake to the sound of birdsong, or sleep to the lullaby of wind rustling through the leaves in the reserve’s magical tree suites. Each is accessed by wooden

walkways and the glass walled bathrooms give an impression of one-ness with nature, as you shower and bathe surrounded by the forest and its creatures. In between times enjoy delicious food, pamper yourself in the Body Boma spa or simply relax in the outdoor Bubble Barrel while you contemplate a host of activities to enjoy.

Highlights 01 Beautiful landscaped gardens 02 Family accommodation with kiddies loft rooms 03 Children’s programmes and menus 04 Spa and gym 05 Honeymoon suite with private pool

Kurland Hotel Plettenberg Bay

An exclusive retreat near the beaches of Plettenberg Bay in the heart of the Garden Route, Kurland seduces all who come to stay, which is why so many return year after year. A member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux this 12 suite luxury hideaway has an unforgettable setting amid 700 hectares of immense natural beauty


between the mountains and the ocean. Guests can spend their days exploring this marvellous countryside and coastal region, or simply relaxing within the property, with its gym, spa and delicious dining opportunities. Polo is almost synonymous with Kurland with a number of polo fields, an annual international polo festival and, of course, the opportunity for beginners to learn this fast action sport.

Highlights 01 Rooftop terrace and Jacuzzi 02 Whale and dolphin watching in season 03 Unique marble bar 04 Heated pool and sundeck 05 Beach loungers & umbrellas available

The Bay Lodge Plettenberg Bay

A luxurious boutique beach retreat. If Robinson Crusoe met the most beautiful girl in the world this is where they would’s cool, contemporary and oh-so-chic. Yards from the celebrated sands of Plettenberg Bay, there are just six large

and beautifully decorated suites each fitted with every comfort and amenity from air conditioning, vast beds and WiFi access to underfloor heating, DVD player & music system. Breakfast is served until 11 and light meals are available all day.

Highlights 01 Two swimming pools 02 Carchele Spa 03 Villas ideal for families

04 Walking distance to restaurants, bars & boutiques 05 Gourmet cuisine

The Plettenberg Plettenberg Bay

On a rocky headland with magnificent views of the bay, this five-star luxury Relais & Chateaux hotel offers some of the area’s finest accommodation and hospitality. Guests can choose to stay in a room, a suite or a villa, all of which offer superb

comfort, great food and a truly relaxed style. The area is a nature lover’s dream with its forests, beaches and delicate eco-system of wetlands and lagoon, with a host of nearby activities available from hiking, mountain biking & horse-riding to fishing or simply drinking in the scenery.

Highlights 01 Swimming pool 02 Spa & wellness centre 03 Complimentary gym membership 04 Tidal rock pool 05 Whale watching in season

Plettenberg Park Hotel & Spa Plettenberg Bay

Spectacularly perched like a tiara on a cliff edge and surrounded by a private nature reserve, this hotel offers not only dramatic views but an exclusive guest experience. Each of its ten rooms and suites have their own private balcony so that guests can

gaze at the magnificent scenery around them, not to mention the amazing night skies with their millions of stars. During the day guests can spend time on the Cove Beach, which lies below the hotel, or enjoy superb trout fishing, walking trails & horse riding within the reserve. After a day’s exertions, treatments at the spa or a simply delicious relaxing dinner awaits the traveller.


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Treetop infinity pools Forest walks & quad biking In-room massages Member of Relais & Chateaux 05 Fireplace in each suite

Tsala Treetop Lodge Plettenberg Bay

One of the most extraordinary architectural gems of this part of Africa – a melange of stone, wood, glass and water almost built into the indigenous forest. Indeed the forest is as much part of the hotel as any of the buildings. Accommodation is in either one of ten luxury suites built into the forest’s canopy, or in one of the six luxury 2-bedroom villas above the forest floor, all of which

boast private decks and plunge pools. Both choices allow guests the chance to live as close to nature as possible, but in the lap of luxury. However the best of both worlds does not stop there, because although guests can enjoy living in the forest, they are just a short drive away from the dramatic and beautiful coastline of Plettenberg Bay, with all the attractions it has to offer.

Highlights 01 Children’s menus & baby-sitting 02 Walking and hiking trails 03 Private 3-bedroom family villa with pool 04 Close to Monkeyland & Elephant sanctuaries 05 Swimming pool & sauna

Hog Hollow Country Lodge Plettenberg Bay

A true holiday retreat that all the family will love, set in a private nature reserve enfolded between the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the Indian Ocean. From the minute they arrive, guests are spoilt for choice as to what to visit, where to explore and what to enjoy. Whether it’s sky-diving, snorkelling, flyfishing, river trips, a ramble in the forest or a gentle game of golf all are available


along with whale-watching and daring to try one of the highest bungee jumps in the world. Little wonder a number of guests prefer to stay snugly in the hammock on their own private deck! Food at the lodge is delicious using locally grown and sourced ingredients, while the picnic baskets are legendary and are the icing on the cake of a day’s outing.

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Direct beach access Jacuzzi & steam room Two swimming pools Extensive wine cellar Kayaks, boogie boards & bicycles available

The Sands @ St Francis St Francis Bay

Right on the ocean’s edge this thatched roof farmstead offers relaxed African luxury with endless vistas of sea and sky. Mornings are magical with the pale rising sun, while nights are unforgettable as guests are lulled to sleep by the sound of crashing waves.

Accommodation is in five huge suites, each with its own private deck & Jacuzzi bathtub, some with outdoor showers, but each individually decorated in a cool, contemporary style. Delicious food is served in the Octagon restaurant which provides panoramic views of the ocean, and massages and beauty treatments are also available.

Highlights 01 Swimming pool 02 Complimentary gym membership 03 Shuttle to the Boardwalk Complex 04 Discounted green fees at Humewood Golf Course 05 Walking distance to the beach

The Windermere Port Elizabeth

Offering the best of all worlds. This stylish contemporary hotel is located in the heart of the city and yet is just a short stroll away from King’s Beach and the McArthur Pools, and a quick drive to a range of the Eastern Cape’s game parks and reserves. It’s nine spacious air-conditioned suites, all with TVs, DVDs and WiFi access,

offer a peaceful retreat and yet are close to some of the city’s main attractions, restaurants and cafes. Each suite is individually styled while the largest is ideal for families with its interconnecting second bedroom. From such a base a host of tours and activities can easily be undertaken - from township and shopping tours to Big 5 safaris.


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Malaria-free reserve Twice daily game drives Guided bush walks Child-friendly Bushman rock art sites

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve Eastern Cape

In the heart of the Eastern Cape and yet close to South Africa’s glorious coastline, this vast nature reserve, home to the Big 5, is a truly terrific place to begin or end your great adventure along the Garden Route. Because it is also malaria-free this is the ideal place to bring children to give them their first taste of the African bush and wildlife. The reserve has accommodation types to suit all needs.


Great Fish River Lodge Offers a dramatic location from its setting on a steep bank overlooking the river. Here its stone walls, thatched roofs and wooden walkways almost become part of the bush and highlight the lodge’s renowned frontier style – all gleaming copper, rich rugs and antiques. Best of all its 9 suites come with their own plunge pools. Ecca Lodge With its wraparound decks, contemporary style and vibrant colours this could not be more different from its parent lodge. It still offers all the same luxuries and comforts with a twist such as outdoor showers, shiny tin bathtubs & an open interactive kitchen.

It also has a rim-flow lap pool and a great play centre for children. Uplands Homestead & Melton Manor Two wonderful safari villas each available to be rented individually by a family or a group of friends. Either choose the threebedroom Uplands Homestead, an elegant 1905 restored farmstead with its elements of true bush comfort complete with private chef, guide & butler, or opt for the funky four-bedroom Melton Manor which boasts an inner courtyard, pool, butler hatches in all guestrooms as well as its own safari vehicle with tracker and ranger.


Inspire: Artist Derric van Rensburg “These massive, heavily built cattle-like animals are part of the famous African “Big Five”. Against a dust-filled African sky at sunset, this herd of buffalo is most impressive.”



Inspire: Artist Sharle Matthews “When we sleep, and dream, forms and thoughts seem to be more organic, and flowing. When we are awake, everything is more rigid, organised and we love to file things and put them in boxes.”

Itinerary: Classic South Africa This self-drive tour provides the traveller with the opportunity to view the wildlife of the Kruger, the beaches and scenery of the Garden Route, and the vibrant Cape Region, all at a relaxed pace. Day 1: Overnight flight to Johannesburg. Days 2-3: Fly onward to Hoedspruit to stay for two nights at Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp. Accommodation is in luxurious en-suite tents, and activities include game drives and guided walks in search of the Big 5. (FB) Days 4-6: Fly via Johannesburg to George and collect hire car. Drive along the Garden Route to Plettenberg Bay for three nights by the beach at The Bay Lodge, a chic six suite hotel which combines cutting-edge design with traditional hospitality to offer a superb coastal stay. (BB) Days 7-8: Continue to Oudtshoorn for two nights in Rosenhof Country House, a magnificent restored Victorian homestead within easy reach of the town’s many attractions. (BB)


Days 9-10: Drive into the wine region to stay for two nights at The Last Word Franschhoek, a historic residence lying in the heart of the village and offering just six luxurious rooms, a small shaded garden and swimming pool. (BB) Days 11-14: Finish in Cape Town with four nights at the historic Four Rosmead Boutique Guesthouse, situated on the slopes of Table Mountain with views of the city, superior accommodation, a large decking area and swimming pool. (BB) Day 15: Depart on the direct overnight flight to the UK, arriving the following morning.

Cost from: £2640.00 per person, based on two sharing.

Highlights 01 Twice daily game drives 02 Guided bushwalks 03 Game-spotting river cruises & canoeing 04 Family-friendly accommodation 05 Educational children’s programmes

Amakhala Game Reserve Eastern Cape

This malaria-free private game reserve offers luxury accommodation in a choice of lodges, farmsteads and country houses to suit all tastes and needs – and all are still run by descendants of the original settlers. It offers the near-perfect safari experience with the Big 5, a plethora of plains game and great bird-watching, and is also the site of one of Africa’s most ancient dinosaur fossils and of a prehistoric bushman burial ground. Safari Lodge Surrounded by indigenous bush on the northern boundary of the reserve, this five-star lodge offers eleven luxury suites, all with private plunge pools and separate lounge areas. The lodge also offers a 3 day package to include all game viewing and excursions to both the Addo Elephant Park and the nearby Born Free Foundation. Bush Lodge Set in the heart of the reserve overlooking a watering hole, 4 large luxury air-conditioned

tents overlook a watering hole, each with their own private deck, plunge pool, fireplace & double outdoor showers. Safari activities can be complemented by treatments enjoyed in the privacy of a guest’s own tent. The ultimate in bush seclusion. Leeuwenbosch Country House A beautifully-restored and family-friendly colonial house with five rooms, charming stone pub, intimate wedding chapel & swimming pool. Mini game drives & babysitting are available for kiddies, whilst the

adjoining Shearer’s Lodge has four delightful suites including an uber-romantic one for honeymooners. Woodbury Lodge Hidden away deep in the reserve, these six secluded stone and thatched lodges are as comfortable as they are spacious. Ideal for couples who really want to wallow in the bush experience – often guests need hardly move from the pool or deck to enjoy the elephant and antelope up close and personal.


Highlights 01 Malaria-free 02 Big 5 03 Inter-connecting family rooms

04 Jungle gym 05 Twice daily game drives

Riverdene Lodge

Shamwari Game Reserve

Opulent, luxurious, award-winning Shamwari is one of the biggest game reserves on the Eastern Cape, while Riverdene is one of the reserve’s most comfortably appointed lodges with its colonial-style decor and modern amenities which include internet access & satellite TV.

The lodge has just nine luxury rooms, a swimming pool and outdoor dining area, and it offers a great children’s programme with visits to the Shamwari Wildlife Hospital and the Born Free Big Cat Rescue Centre available.

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Twice daily game drives Malaria-free Gourmet dining Visits to the Born Free Big Cat Reserve Centre 05 Two swimming pools and spa

Long Lee Manor

Shamwari Game Reserve

One of the stalwarts of Shamwari, this beautifully-restored Edwardian manor house offers refined comfort deep in the African bush in its 15 spacious rooms and 3 luxury suites.

In total there are never more than 38 guests staying which gives the feel and flow of a true country house party, with wonderful meals both in the dining room and outside at the Boma complemented by a bush spa and, of course, outstanding game viewing.

Highlights 01 Bush walks & horse-back safaris 02 Natural rock swimming pool 03 Twice daily game drives 04 Excursions to walk with the elephants 05 Malaria-free

Gorah Elephant Camp Addo Elephant National Park

This exclusive safari lodge lies in the only private concession in the National Park, allowing guests both the excitement and the privilege of being so close to the densest population of elephants in the world.


A member of Relais & Chateaux, the comfort and luxury of the lodge is unsurpassed in its 11 superb tented suites, each of which has its own private deck, allowing access to nature and the bush without guests ever having to leave their bedroom.

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Game drives by day and by night Horseback trails & archery Malaria-free Private plunge pools Bush gymnasium

Water Lodge & Bush Lodge Pumba Private Game Reserve

Enjoy total luxury in the wilds of the Eastern Cape in these 2 five-star lodges, each offering world-class accommodation and extreme comfort with their sun decks, plunge pools and outdoor showers. Guests can explore the bush and enjoy an unparalleled wildlife experience on

the reserve with bush drives and walks, botanical tours and night-time star gazing at one of the greatest skies to be seen anywhere. The rare white lion can also be seen in its natural habitat, whilst the Soul Spa allows guests to experience beauty in the bush.

Itinerary: Secret South Africa One of the things which South Africa does best is the smaller, more personalised hotel, away from the crowds but close to the action, and this itinerary has been created to showcase a few such properties. Day 1: Overnight flight to Johannesburg. Days 2-3: Fly onward to Port Elizabeth and collect hire car. Drive to the Addo Elephant National Park to stay for two nights at Elephant House, a lovely colonial-style lodge which is the perfect base from which to view the area’s wildlife. (BB) Days 4-5: Drive along the Garden Route for two nights at Hog Hollow Country Lodge, a tranquil hideaway hidden on a private nature reserve, yet just minutes from the beach and the many attractions of the Garden Route. (BB) Days 6-7: Knysna is the next stop with two nights at Belvidere Manor Hotel. Perfectly sited on the edge of the lagoon, this charming collection of cottages offers a great South African welcome, and wonderful hospitality. (BB) Days 8: Continue onward to Swellendam to stay overnight at

Bloomestate, a sleek guesthouse offering spacious and stylish rooms with landscaped gardens, a tranquil dam, heated saltwater pool and outside Jacuzzi. (BB) Days 9-10: Drive into the Cape Winelands and stay for two nights at the historic River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa. Set in the heart of Stellenbosch, River Manor has stylish guestrooms, spacious gardens, two swimming pools and a spa. (BB) Days 11-13: Drive to Cape Town to stay for three nights at the Cape Cadogan, a beautifully-restored farmhouse in a shaded avenue, now offering delightful guest accommodation close to the city centre. (BB) Day 14: Depart on the direct overnight flight to the UK, arriving the following morning.

Cost from: ÂŁ1985.00 per person, based on two sharing.


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Elephant back safaris and walks Two swimming pools In-house masseur Game drives Malaria-free

Elephant House

Addo Elephant National Park

A magical place for children both old & young, this 9 room lodge lies adjacent to the National Park which hosts the highest concentration of elephants in the world. The rooms in the main rambling colonial farmhouse are spacious and

comfortable and decorated with huge comfortable sofas, Persian rugs and a private collection of African art throughout whilst accommodation, including two family suites, is also on offer in the adjoining Stable Cottages. Guests are spoilt for choice with what to do, for as well as game drives and elephant back safaris, helicopter trips, canoeing & quad-biking are all available.

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Africa-shaped swimming pool Rock and surf fishing Spa, steam room & gym Beach picnics Games room & home theatre

Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve Port Alfred

An extraordinary place where the bush vegetation merges with the endless sands of the Indian Ocean, all overseen by the infinity that is the sky. Accommodation is almost as varied with lodge suites and ocean suites having


sweeping private decks, and the 3 bedroom private villa coming complete with its own plunge pool, sun deck, lounge, dining area and stunning ocean views. Wildlife can be viewed from either the sandy beach or from the comfort of the lodge’s great wooden deck with a cool sun-downer drink to hand.

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Aardvark night safaris Cheetah walks Mountain top picnics Specialist children’s programmes 05 Samara Spa

Samara Private Game Reserve Eastern Cape A family-owned property in a landscape that is both wild and romantic, fringed by misty mountains with views that reach into infinity on the plains of the Great Karoo. The reserve consists of 70,000 acres with three totally different properties supplying accommodation for all needs and tastes. Karoo Lodge Traditional colonial-style comfort is provided, laced with luxury in its elegant public spaces as well as in its 3 spacious bedrooms – all with great views of the landscape and the mountains. Alongside are 3 huge suites, all with private patios so guests can choose between the intimacy of the main house or the privacy of the suites.

The Manor At Samara This gives a contemporary feel to old African homestead design with cool shades, local materials and modern fabrics. Its 4 private suites are spacious and gracious and provide tranquillity and comfort. Rented exclusively, the Manor comes with its own swimming pool, chef, game ranger and private safari vehicle.

Mountain Retreat Exactly what it says it is - a hideaway in the mountains which can sleep from 2-10 people and is ideal for families, a group of friends, or for celebrating a special occasion with those closest to you – in a magical location. At one with the landscape and close to the bushman paintings, it provides an unforgettable experience in true rustic comfort as it comes with its own private swimming pool, safari guide, chef and butler.


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Battlefield tours Substantial library Cultural visits to Zulu settlements Swimming pool fashioned into the rock 05 Easy access to Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve

Isandlwana Lodge Isandlwana

Built into the iNyoni rock formation on the site of one of the most dramatic events in the history of the Zulu kingdom – Rorke’s Drift and Blood River. This stunning 12 suite luxury lodge on the edge of history is a mixture of

contemporary and modern decor with spacious private balconies so guests can drink in the views across the Isandlwana plain. The lodge offers comfort, charm, delicious food and a resident historian to guide, explain and bring life to the surrounding history.

Highlights 01 Four distinct eco-systems 02 Visits to the nearby waterfall 03 Swimming pool

04 Two daily game drives 05 Guided walks and bird watching

Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve Northern Zululand

A luxury lodge located between the wild Zululand coast and the Kruger National Park, along the northern banks of the Mkuze River. Because of the location’s unique ecosystems of riverine, montane, bushveld and wetlands the reserve offers spectacular game viewing – the Big 5 – and amazing

bird watching, with more than 400 species to spot. Guests can choose from staying in either one of the thatched chalets, each with their own splash pool, the sumptuous and romantic safari suite, or in one of the traditional tents tucked into the bush, each with its own free-standing Victorian-style bath tub and a secluded, private viewing deck.

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Hiking trails Outstanding cuisine Fishing Scenic helicopter trips Nearby Bushman rock paintings

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse Drakensberg

Nestling in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains this luxury five-star lodge is a true gem for those looking for somewhere different – remote, romantic, decadent and unforgettable.


Renowned for its food – a different seven course menu is on offer each night, accompanied by a wide choice of South African wines, this 11 room hideaway is for those looking for peace and quiet in exquisite comfort. Breakfast runs to just three courses, after which a mountain hike is essential!

Highlights 01 Guided bush walks, including night walks 02 Twice daily game drives 03 Award-winning wellness centre 04 Cultural excursions to Zulu homestead 05 Beach trips to St Lucia estuary

Thanda Private Game Reserve Northern Zululand

Thanda means love in Zulu, and here at this reserve guests can experience a love between land and sea, bush and ocean, nature and wildlife. This magical destination offers a selection of accommodation – families and special groups can stay at the 5-bedroom Royal Private Villa in comfort and

elegance, the luxury safari lodge offers 9 circular bush villas each with its own pool & private boma for private dining, or guests can instead opt for the traditional tented camp, ideal for an authentic bush experience. Also on offer at the lodge is an infinity pool, fine dining, a cigar bar and a superb wellness centre offering body and beauty therapies.

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Twice daily game drives Battlefield tours Swimming pool Zulu boma dinners Cultural tours and Zulu homestead visits

iSibindi Zulu Lodge Rorke’s Drift

An architectural celebration of Zulu culture, the lodge lies in a peaceful wilderness retreat within the 4000 acre Isibindi eco-reserve. A twelve bed luxury lodge, each of its suites follows the traditional Zulu beehive

shape and sits a stone’s throw from the historic battlefields of Rorke’s Drift and Islandlwana. The reserve is also home to abundant wildlife and game, and more than 230 different species of bird.


Highlights 01 Daily game drives & guided hikes 02 Heated swimming pool 03 Complimentary mini-bar 04 Daily yoga instruction 05 Butler service

Karkloof Spa Boutique Lodge Pietermaritzburg Recently voted the best spa in Africa, this wellness and wildlife retreat has a glorious setting amidst forests and bush with the spectacular Karkloof Falls, the second highest in KwaZulu Natal, descending in splendour onto its land. R




Here 16 individually designed villas cluster around the main lodge in spacious colonial style. And while the landscape and wildlife add magic to this Relais & Chateaux property with multiple sightings of rhino, antelope, buffalo and hartebeest, not to mention more than 300 species of bird, it is the destination spa which attracts guests here time after time. With 17 treatment rooms dedicated to body and beauty treatments – everything from massage to

manicures as well as facials and herbal scrubs – there are also a number of programmes offering detox and weight management. In between times there’s a floatation pool, Moroccan rassoul, kneipping pools as well as sauna & steam and outdoor Jacuzzi. Whatever a guest might need – rest, relaxation, pampering or a tranquil bush experience – all can be found within the 3,500 hectares of Karkloof Spa.

The country has gained a reputation for being home to a wide range of superb spas and wellness centres. The Waters of Royal Malewane Spa in the heart of the bush contrasts with the chic urban spas at The Saxon & Twelve Apostles Hotels, whilst the spas at Karkloof, Pezula and Bushmans Kloof all offer treatments in remarkable natural surroundings.

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Championship golf course Tidal swimming pool Watersports & fishing Direct beach access Birding & nature trails

Peermont Mondazur Hotel San Lameer

On the banks of the Umhlangamkulu Lagoon, this elegant 40 room hotel has pride of place on the San Lameer Golf Estate with access to one of the most pristine beaches of the Indian Ocean. For golf and beach lovers it does not get any better than this – an exquisite Blue

Flag beach, almost one kilometre long, is on the doorstep, while an 18 hole championship golf course, rated amongst the top ten in the country, is but a tee away. Add to this tennis & squash courts, two swimming pools, boat rides and sunset cruises as well as a host of birding and hiking activities through the indigenous forest and nearby dune areas, and this is a holiday spot for all.

Highlights 01 Family rooms 02 State-of-the-art spa and wellness centre 03 Fully equipped private gym 04 Children’s programme & club 05 Private cinema

The Oyster Box Hotel Umhlanga Rocks

A near-perfect beach location right on the edge of the Indian Ocean, this classically-influenced hotel offers luxury and comfort in great style, and yet is a short walk from the restaurants & boutiques of Umhlanga village. Beautifully refurbished, every one of the hotel’s 86 rooms offers old world

colonial charm in a modern and stylish environment. Choose one with an ocean view and sleep soundly to the lulling whisper of the ocean’s waves. By day enjoy everything the beach and sea has to offer with a choice of water sports from snorkelling to fishing, and by night luxuriate in the magnificent restaurants and bars within the hotel.


Highlights 01 State of the art spa 02 Five swimming pools 03 Horse-riding & forest walks

04 Tennis courts 05 Scuba diving & dolphin tours

Fairmont Zimbali Resort Umhlali

Overlooking the sublime coastline of the Indian Ocean this is a resort that has something for everyone – luxury accommodation, fantastic wildlife, flora & fauna, (Zimbali means ‘valley of flowers’), a fine children’s programme and great golf.

All of the resort’s rooms have views of the sparkling ocean and every modern amenity including high speed internet access, while guests have a choice of 10 restaurants and bars in which to relax. There is also the Willow Stream Spa and a fitness centre with a choice of classes.

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Luxury spa Two swimming pools Dolphin watching in season Championship golf course Guided game walks

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge Umhlali

This five-star hotel is set in a sub-tropical paradise between the glittering Indian Ocean and a coastal forest reserve, which has been designated a conservation area due to its richness in flora and fauna.

Guests can see bushbuck, banded mongoose and vervet monkeys on the estate, can enjoy golf, mountain biking, tennis, a treatment in the spa, or simply enjoy the 3 kilometres of golden sandy beach.

Highlights 01 Eco-cruises and deep sea fishing 02 Swimming pool and large sundeck 03 Wellness treatments 04 Nearby golf 05 Chef and concierge services

Villa Etali Trafalgar

Quiet and pretty, the ideal get-away-from-it-all location on the south coast of KwaZulu Natal is where to find this cool, comfortable villa. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and bordered by a long sandy beach,


(almost 2kms in length), the four spacious bedrooms of the villa are all sea-facing, while a Marine Reserve, with 90 million year old fossil beds and a reef, extends 500 metres from the shoreline, providing for unforgettable snorkelling.

Highlights 01 Great snorkelling and scuba diving 02 Boat excursions 03 Canoeing on Lake Sibiya 04 Guided wilderness walks 05 Turtle tracking in season

Thonga Beach Lodge Maputaland Marine Reserve

Surrounded by a beautiful coastal dune forest this 24 room lodge offers glorious views of one of Africa’s greatest unspoilt wilderness beaches. The lodge is secluded and luxurious and was constructed to ensure minimal

impact on the environment. It is located just a few metres from the beach and close to one of Africa’s best dive sites, as well as Lake Sibiya - the country’s largest freshwater lake which is part of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage site.

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Forest walks Daily excursions to nearby beaches Guided canoe & boat trips Turtle tracking Close to Tembe Elephant Park

Kosi Forest Lodge Kosi Bay

A private 16 bed lodge located in the unspoilt wilderness of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, now a World Heritage Site, this is a true eco-tourist destination. Each of the thatched bush suites are set in the sand forest and are designed

to give total privacy, with guests able to enjoy a unique romantic bush experience in their open-air bathroom. For the duration of their holiday guests can enjoy hikes and tours of the park and reserve, or simply head for the beach and soak up sun and sea.


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Twice daily game drives Coastal flights Big 5 and excellent birding Turtle watching Walking safaris and canoeing

Phinda Private Game Reserve Northern KwaZulu Natal Located between the Indian Ocean and the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, Phinda is renowned for its abundant wildlife and diversity of habitats, and its 56,000 acres offer an unparalleled game experience, complemented by the coast’s marine diversity. The Homestead Stylish and sophisticated, this sole-use safari villa is the ideal choice for families or a group of friends and comes with its own staff – tracker, ranger, butler and chef - as well as its own swimming pool. Imaginatively designed and decorated, it caters for up to eight guests and is ideal for children.


Phinda Forest Lodge Magical glass-encased suites are built on stilts above the forest floor and yet offer total privacy amongst the vast forest trees. It is the sort of place that Gandalf would know, seducing with its tranquillity and changing light with the leaves - the epitome of Zulu Zen.

Phinda Rock Lodge Like mini castles carved out of the rocky hillside and adjacent with the treetops this is one of the most extraordinary constructions in the bush. Suspended over the valley the six suites offer an eagles eye view of the bush, the forest and its environs from either the comfort of the suite, the vast viewing deck or private plunge pool. This is rock dwelling for the gods.


Inspire: Artist Daniel Ting Chong “This work is part of a series of African portraits. The Masai people are among the most well known African ethnic groups because of their distinctive customs and their dresses. I was really interested in their colourful jewellery and colours that have symbolic meanings but doing it in a contemporary way from a Western perspective.�

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Private plunge pools Gourmet food and fine wines Day & night game drives Best safari spa in Africa Royal & Malewane Suites offer total privacy

Royal Malewane Luxury Safari Lodge Greater Kruger Area This is as opulent and luxuriant as it gets in the bush – eight palatial suites on a private reserve, each free-standing with its own large wooden viewing deck and a plunge pool. All are linked by wooden walkways to the main camp area – a thatched roof complex housing dining and relaxing areas as well as a library and boutique. Just a heartbeat away from the main complex is the most glamorous spa in the bush, the Waters of Royal Malewane, as well as a fully equipped gym. Here with just a passing bushbaby to look in, guests can enjoy massages and


beauty treatments. Food is an important element in any stay at Royal Malewane, with gourmet feasts held under the stars in the boma, hidden in a Bedouin tent or in the elegance of the dining room. And then there is the game - accompanied by some of Africa’s most accomplished trackers and rangers guests can enjoy the Big 5, over 300 different species of bird and great star-gazing.

Africa House At Royal Malewane Only five minutes from the main lodge is this private villa, originally built for the owners of Royal Malewane but now available for small groups and families. With six spacious bedrooms and several large living and dining areas it is both sumptuous and supremely comfortable. It comes with its own safari vehicle, ranger and tracker as well as its own chef and housekeeping staff – ideal for both privacy and special celebrations.

Highlights 01 Twice daily game drives & guided bush walks 02 Family suites 03 Spa 04 Swimming pool 05 Special children’s bush experiences

Thornybush Game Lodge Thornybush Nature Reserve

Adjacent to the Kruger National Park, this five-star lodge is renowned for its accommodation and true African bush experience. On the banks of the Monwara River, its 20 luxury suites all have river views and have been especially designed to offer maximum privacy.

Each suite has its own private deck from which guests can enjoy some of the parks offerings. This is an area rich in wildlife with nearly 150 species of mammals, 34 species of amphibians and over 500 species of bird. Enjoying the bush experience is available everywhere, while the lodge itself is ideal for groups and families as well as weddings and honeymoons.

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Twice daily game drives Private plunge pools Amani African Spa Unrivalled leopard viewing Guided bush walks

Simbambili Game Lodge Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Almost hidden in the dense foliage along the banks of the Manyeleti River, these eight Moroccan-styled suites all have their own private sala, plunge pool and viewing deck. At the main part of the property is a large viewing deck where guests can spot

game without ever leaving the property, but with such an abundance of game the twice daily drives are a must. The Sabi Sands is renowned for the Big 5 as well as having the highest concentration of leopard in the world, with Simbambili having its own leopard conservation project.

Highlights 01 Morning and evening game drives 02 Private viewing decks 03 Outdoor showers 04 Evening boma dinners 05 Swimming pool carved out of the rock

Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp Thornybush Nature Reserve

Luxury tents offer a true African bush experience in colonial-style luxury and safari splendour alongside air-conditioning, fantastic food and a nearby spa. Enjoy nights in four poster beds listening to the sounds of the bush on the other side

of the canvas. Experience the heartbeat of the continent in the most romantic of settings and each morning enjoy a game drive into the dawn to spot the Big 5 and a host of other animals.


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Twice daily game drives Guided safari walks Swimming pool Spa and fully equipped gym Superb cuisine

Singita Sweni Lodge Kruger National Park

Flanking the Sweni River, this is the smallest of the Singita lodges and consists of just six luxury suites, all on stilts and hidden in the trees and bush. Ideal for special celebrations or events the lodge can be exclusively booked

which would make any party memorable. Each of the suites is spacious with areas for both indoor and outdoor living and a large wooden viewing deck which houses a huge day-bed – temptation for those who want to spend a night under the stars.

Highlights 01 Game drives & guided walks 02 Member of Relais & Chateaux 03 Mountain biking and archery 04 Swimming pool 05 Spa and gym

Singita Lebombo Lodge Kruger National Park

This imaginatively designed property provides spectacular viewing and great comfort in a contemporary evocation of glass, concrete and wood in the middle of the bush. Guests stay in 15 loft-style suites which have every known comfort including


spacious inner and outdoor areas, with a large viewing deck complete with day-bed and indoor and outdoor showers. Should guests decide to spend a night on the deck star-gazing, the ample day-bed doubles as a truly comfortable night-time version.

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Twice daily game drives Bush dinners Guided bush walks Spa and gym Cultural village tours

Singita Ebony Lodge Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Sumptuous and romantic, this lodge has all the trappings of old-style comfort and modern amenities in an elegant and relaxed atmosphere. Each of its 12 luxurious suites have large living and sleeping areas with

double-sided fireplace, indoor and outdoor showers, a large wooden viewing & sunning deck and private plunge pool, while the main lodge not only has a large lounge, bar, wine cellar and dining area but also a traditional boma, spa and gymnasium.

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Twice daily game drives Guided bush walks Family suites Spa treatments and gym Swimming pool

Singita Boulders Lodge Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

The drama of this luxury lodge takes its name from the huge stone boulder at its heart, and around which the resort’s wine cellar has been built. It has a magnificent setting on the banks of the Sand River and provides magnificent accommodation in its 12 large, luxury suites. Each of these has a

large living area, indoor and outdoor showers as well as a private plunge pool, while two of the suites have two bedrooms and convert easily into family accommodation. The main lodge offers a library, gym, impressive wine cellar, spa and swimming pool.


Highlights 01 Twice daily game drives & bush walks 02 Unique treehouse sleep-outs 03 Stargazing outings 04 Secluded bird hide 05 Spa and gym

Lion Sands River Lodge Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

This lodge has been in the same family, who are passionate about the bush and its conservation, for four generations, ensuring a truly memorable stay. Because the game reserve forms part of the Kruger National Park, the animals

roam free which makes for some magical sightings around the property, and along the banks of the Sabi River. All of the 18 thatched rooms look out onto the river and each has its own viewing deck. The main lodge, which is accessed by wooden walkways, houses the dining room, bar, two swimming pools and spa.

Highlights 01 Game drives & escorted walks 02 Wildlife and astronomy lectures 03 Unique tree-house for romantic dinners and sleep-outs 04 In-suite spa and beauty treatments 05 Bush breakfasts

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

The cool and contemporary sister property is a melange of metropolitan chic and African art on the banks of the Sabi River. Smaller and sassier, it has everything the discerning bush babe would desire. Just 6 suites of exquisite design in shades of ebony and ivory, it has won





numerous awards since it opened and is thought by many to be the most beautiful in the bush. Each suite is wide and spacious with a huge open-plan bathroom complete with indoor & outdoor shower and egg bath, and a huge viewing deck which overlooks the river, from where guests can view game from the comfort of their own private day-bed or pool.

The Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino & buffalo - was a term originally coined by hunters to describe the most difficult animals to hunt on foot. Today many feel a safari visit is incomplete without viewing these five, but this neglects the many other wonders of the animal kingdom for which Africa is famous the hippo, cheetah, zebra, giraffe & wild dog all being superb examples.

Highlights 01 Accommodation for up-to 16 guests 02 Alfresco breakfasts and dinners 03 Baby-sitting available 04 Rented exclusively 05 Private game drives

1933 At Lion Sands

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Built by the More family in memory of their grandfather who first discovered this reserve, it combines the very best of a private family-owned lodge with an exclusive and spectacular safari experience. Ideal for families or groups of friends, this four suite lodge also has a children’s

dormitory which sleeps eight and an adjoining nanny/au pair room. Its spacious and open public areas include a library, playroom, gym, sauna, indoor and outdoor dining areas, wrap-around deck and a lap swimming pool, and the lodge boasts its own house manager, chef, game ranger & private safari vehicle.

Highlights 01 Superb game-viewing location 02 Infinity-edged swimming pool 03 Game drives & guided bush walks 04 Wine cellar 05 Wellness treatment room

Lion Sands Legends Lodge Kruger National Park

A classic safari lodge – richly furnished, deeply comfortable with great service, it’s where guests return to after the excitement of a game drive or bush walk to relax and repair.

River and its surrounds. The main viewing deck is vast and has sufficient space for sun loungers and a plunge pool and is built around a 200 year old Jackalberry tree which provides welcome shade during the heat of the day.

Each suite is large and airy and the lodge’s main areas all have views of the Sabi

Highlights 01 Great Kruger National Park location 02 Private deck and plunge pools 03 Daily game drives & bush walks 04 Massages available 05 Well-stocked library

Lion Sands Narina Lodge Kruger National Park

This nine suite sister property is more African in feel - built on stilts, it blends into the trees and bush on the banks of the Sabi River. There is an aura of romance about the large wood and thatched suites; the romance of being part of the bush and almost at one with nature. And yet they provide every

comfort the modern guest needs – deeply comfortable beds, fine cotton sheets, a double shower and free-standing bath plus an outdoor shower and plunge pool on each of the private viewing decks. Guests access the main areas via wooden walkways through the riverine forest – simply magical!


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Twice daily game drives Guided bush walks Swimming pool Gourmet food & fine wines Perfect for a family group

Little Bush Camp

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

An ideal camp for a group of friends for a special celebration or birthday, this luxury retreat lies along the banks of the Msuthlu River and is shaded by the indigenous riverine trees.

shades and shapes of the African bush. Guests are taken care of with grace and professionalism, and add to that gourmet food and great game-viewing to make a memorable and glorious bush experience.

There are just six luxury suites whose furnishings and decor highlight the colours,


Selati Camp

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Ideal honeymoon destination Twice daily game drives Guided safari walks Swimming pool and spa Ivory Presidential Suite includes private game vehicle

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

A camp that resounds with all the memorabilia of an ‘Out of Africa’ experience – traditional and comfortably grand with fine antiques, rich rugs, brass fittings, chaises longue and great service. Just eight spacious & opulent suites, it has all the romance and elegance of a

bygone era. Better still it is on a private game reserve where the animals, including the Big 5, all roam free, allowing guests the authentic feel of a true bush experience, with over 200 different species of wildlife and more than 350 species of bird.

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Game drives & bush walks Butler service Private plunge pools Spa and exercise centre Meditation garden

Earth Lodge

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

The eco-futuristic design of this lodge blends with the landscape to such an extent that it is almost at one with it. Built around the curves of the earth in the colours of the earth it is one of the most environmentally-sensitive lodges in Africa.


With just 13 suites it provides an intimate safari experience, with each of the suites offering spacious living, sleeping and bathing accommodation as well as a large viewing deck and private plunge pool. The lodge also offers an art gallery showing local work, a fine wine cellar, a spa and a meditation garden.

A Dangerous Past

History The name Sabi Sabi is derived from a local word meaning danger, originally stemming from the large numbers of crocodile and hippo in the Sabi River. Hunters first established a camp alongside the river in 1830 and in the late 1970’s during the turbulent apartheid era three portions of land on which Selati Camp and Bush Lodge now stand were purchased, and the Sabi Sabi story began.


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Sleep-out in the treetops Experienced guides and trackers Close encounters with game Bird-watching Truly authentic safari experience

Rhino Walking Safaris Kruger National Park

The only wilderness concession in the Kruger National Park offers a totally different experience over its 12000 hectares of pristine bushveld – walking safaris. Each safari is tailor-made to suit guests and what they would like to do, for how long, and what they would like, hopefully, to see. Led by experienced

guides and trackers, this is a great way to experience the real Africa, to feel its heartbeat under your feet, the sun on your face and to experience the different scents and sounds of trees, flora, streams and stones. Accommodation is in either the exciting East African-style tents of Plains Camp, or in the more traditional Rhino Post Safari Lodge, with a combination of camps selected each evening for rest and relaxation including sleep-outs under the stars.

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Game drives & bush walks Night drives to sight hyena and leopard Bush banquets Art gallery and sculpture garden Swimming pool

Motswari Private Game Reserve Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Timbavati shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park which allows the animals, including the Big 5, to roam freely between the two. Here from the 15 luxury thatched bungalows, each day guests embark on a

glorious wildlife experience, which could include sighting cheetah and wild dog as well as the elusive white lion. Add to that some 350 different species of bird and a wealth of flora and fauna under the guidance of experienced rangers and trackers.


Highlights 01 Twice daily game drives & bush walks 02 Private plunge pools 03 Swimming pool 04 Gym and spa 05 Cultural village excursions

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Where unbridled luxury meets environmental harmony, this private game lodge sits on the edge of one of the largest lakes in the reserve and has access to abundant wildlife. Apart from the Big 5, the area also hosts cheetah, giraffe, hippo and antelope, many of which can be seen from the large viewing deck without guests ever

having to leave the property. However the experience of the guides and the knowledge of the Shangaan trackers makes a game experience unforgettable. Accommodation is in great comfort in eight chic suites or, for those preferring more privacy, in Chitwa House which comes with two vast suites and its own private game ranger & vehicle.

Highlights 01 Game drives and all day bush walks 02 Wellness centre & yoga classes 03 Fantastic leopard sightings 04 Private heated pools 05 Exclusive sleep-outs

Londolozi Private Granite Suites Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Exclusive, elegant and tranquil these three impressive suites provide some of the most luxurious accommodation in this rich, wild wonderland that is the heart of the Sabi Sand Reserve. A family-owned and run property with more than 30 years experience in


eco-tourism provides a tailor-made bush experience for all guests. As only six people can stay here at any one time it is the ideal hideaway for a private celebration or for a family gathering. The aim to provide a seamless integration with nature so that both inside and out seem as one is highlighted in both the fabrics and colours.

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Daily game drives Elephant back safaris Bush spa and gym Team Tusker children’s programme 05 Visits to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

Camp Jabulani Limpopo Province

Offering one of the most magical experiences in South Africa, an elephant back safari, Camp Jabulani grew from rescued elephants from Zimbabwe - here they found a new home, much love and a good life. Accommodation is in six large luxury suites, each with its own wide sunning

and viewing deck & private plunge pool, and connected to the main public areas by wooden walkways. For those wanting extra privacy or somewhere special to stay with their family, the camp has a spectacular private villa, The Zindoga Villa, which has two vast suites and its own dining, relaxing and resting area, and swimming pool.

Highlights 01 Morning and evening game drives 02 Guided bush walks 03 Sleep-outs in a nearby hide & star-gazing 04 Swimming pool 05 Therapy hide

Tanda Tula Safari Camp Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Tanda Tula means ‘love of the quiet’ and here in the middle of 20,000 acres of bushveld, guests get a real sensation of what that means. The shimmering quiet of the mornings, the dead quiet of mid-day and the nightime somnolence of the wild.

Each of the 12 spacious and luxuriously appointed tents has a Victorian-style bath and an outdoor shower as well as a private wooden deck overlooking a dry river bed, where guests can relax and unwind. Guests looking for even more seclusion can opt for the thatched Tandala Suite which comes not just with its own deck and pool but also a cook, a game-viewing vehicle and safari guide.


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Great leopard sightings Spa and gym Romantic wedding venue Bush dinners Helicopter flights

Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Eight elegant and spacious glass-fronted suites look out from a hilltop over a waterhole and miles of bushveld. Welcome to Leopard Hills – renowned for its comfort and its closeness to the wild. Each suite has its own wide sundeck, plunge pool, loungers and, best of all, a

hammock from which you can gaze lazily at any passing buck or bird. The public areas are close by and consist of a swimming pool, formal dining area and an outside boma where delicious food and fine wines are dispensed. There is also a wellness centre and gym for those needing extra exercise or a little pampering. The lodge is also renowned for its weddings and is gloriously romantic.

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Twice daily game drives Walking safaris Two swimming pools Spa Tennis courts and gym

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

On the edge of the Kruger National Park, Sir Richard Branson’s private game reserve is hidden amongst indigenous trees and foliage and is specially designed to be part of the natural landscape. Here the 23 rooms and suites are divided between three lodges. Rock Lodge, also known as ‘Heaven in Heaven’, is perched on the summit of a kopje


and its traditional-style suites have wonderful views, Cliff Lodge offers two magnificent private suites, while the tree house-style rooms of Safari Lodge or ‘Heaven on Earth’, are approached via rope and swing bridges. From the deep comfort of the wide sun decks around the pools guests are offered game drives, guided walks, tennis, spa treatments...or total relaxation.

Highlights 01 Game drives & guided bush walks 02 Little Garonga perfect for families 03 Outdoor bush baths

04 Aromatherapy and reflexology massages 05 Sleep-outs under the stars

Garonga Safari Camp Limpopo Province

An intimate and private safari camp in the Makalali Conservancy which offers a safari for the soul with its holistic approach to nature and the wilderness, with guests being encouraged to enjoy bush walks, bush baths and sleep-outs.

Guests stay either at the main camp which has six separate suites or in its sister camp, Little Garonga, which has just three. Each lodge has a main eating, meeting and relaxing area, as well as a swimming pool and a massage sala, all of which overlook a waterhole.

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Indoor swimming pool Agatha Spa Delicious food Nougat kitchen Forest walking trails

Coach House Tzaneen

Five star service and luxury in a hotel high on a magnificent plateau with sweeping views across farmland and forest, mountain and stream. This is a house imbued with history as there has been an inn and hotel on the site since the great gold rush days of the 19th century. Things are much calmer now

with excitement garnered by mountain hikes, bird-watching and forest forays, not to mention the pampering spa. In total there are 9 suites and 21 hugely comfortable rooms to relax and pamper guests as well as great food and a wine cellar that boasts 8000 bottles.

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Fly-fishing Walking and hiking Horse-riding Gym and spa Swimming pool

Walkersons Country Hotel & Spa Dullstroom

A destination for the discerning traveller as it nestles in the Mpumalanga veld amid beautiful lakes and rivers. All is peace, quiet and calm making it an ideal place to rest and refresh after the travails of a safari. Each of the hotel’s 25 rooms is individually designed and decorated, and all have

private patios and lake views. For those seeking extra privacy there is also one 3-bedroom and two 2-bedroom cottages, perfect for families and available on a self-catering basis. Those who want to simply relax can enjoy the hotel’s grounds and pool, otherwise a wide choice of activities can be organised.


Highlights 01 Forest walks 02 Day trips to the Kruger National Park 03 Helicopter rides 04 Heated swimming pool 05 Spa and fully equipped fitness centre

Cybele Forest Lodge & Health Spa Hazyview A true slice of African paradise – a 300 acre estate with a charming old farmhouse set in glorious gardens adorned with jacaranda, frangipane, gardenia and African flame trees. F




Accommodation is in a selection of beautiful suites and cottages, all delightfully designed and some with their own private walled gardens and swimming pools. While many guests use Cybele as

a base to explore the surrounding delights of Mpumalanga such as God’s Window, Blyde River Canyon and Pilgrim’s Rest, others just want to chill in the grounds, the gardens or in the spa, which offers a comprehensive menu of beauty and body treatments.

Often overlooked by those just flying in and out for a quick safari experience, Mpumalanga has much to offer the traveller who chooses to linger. Wonderful accommodation hideaways are complemented by some superb natural attractions such as the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window & Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the fascinating small villages & towns of Pilgrims Rest, Hazyview & Sabie.


Inspire: Artist Derric van Rensburg “The largest land mammal in the world is synonymous with Africa. Waiting in the swamp for the family herds to arrive, this solitary bull is surrounded by the ever-present flock of white Egrets.�


Highlights 01 Two 18-hole championship golf courses 02 Wide choice of restaurants and bars 03 Valley of the Waves waterpark 04 Adjacent to the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park 05 Family accommodation and children’s programmes

Sun City North West Province One of the most extraordinary resorts on the planet – an imaginative feast in a monumental building, it is acclaimed as one of the premier resorts in South Africa. It appeals to all ages with its magical grounds and awe-inspiring water park – the Valley of the Waves. The Palace of the Lost City An architectural one-off, it is decorated throughout with frescos, murals, sculptures and artworks, with pride of place going to its life-size sculpture of the elephant, Shawu. Its exquisitely planted gardens and parkland have been recognised as being of Botanical Gardens status, and it has a large choice of restaurants and bars, two 18-hole golf courses and an amphitheatre for concerts and shows. The 338 rooms have every comfort and amenity the traveller requires, and there are also four sumptuous suites of extraordinary luxury and grandeur. The Sun City Hotel A super-friendly family hotel with every facility to cater for all the members of the family - from evening musical productions &


great golf, to horse & elephant back outings. Guests can choose from 340 rooms and suites, including family rooms. All are modern and air-conditioned and have great views over the grounds and Gary Player Golf Course. The Cascades A luxury resort hotel surrounded by landscaped gardens, cascading waterfalls, a calming lake and a great pool, which comes complete with its own sun deck and sandy beach. Accommodation is in 243 elegantly furnished and appointed rooms, family units and suites, and there is a varied choice of bars and restaurants. Sports play a large part in any stay here, for as well as the two great 18 hole championship golf courses, there are squash and tennis courts and a comprehensive children’s programme.

Cabanas The most relaxed and casual of all the Sun City properties – it is light in style and looks, fun to stay in, and has three dining options and a host of amenities for all ages. Waterworld, for instance, offers waterskiing, jet skiing and wind surfing as well as a cruising barge – the ideal place for a sundowner. Younger members of the family head for Kamp Kwena, an adventure playground which comes with its own animal farmyard. Rest and relaxation are guaranteed in the comfort of any of the 380 rooms, while lying by the pool you may be visited by the hotel’s own resident Blue Crane on his daily perambulations.

Highlights 01 Morning and evening game drives 02 Guided bush walks 03 Star-gazing nights 04 Malaria-free 05 Wellness centre for beauty and body therapies

Etali Safari Lodge Madikwe Game Reserve

Built in harmony with nature in the great Madikwe Game Reserve, this five-star lodge is a joint venture between conservation experts and the local indigenous community. There are just eight luxurious air-conditioned suites, each with its own large

bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, a private sun deck and an outdoor whirlpool – the ideal place to relax and refresh. For the active, an open thatched gym offers the chance to exercise in a unique environment, and to try to run off the effects of the fine food and wines on offer!

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Malaria-free Twice daily game drives Exquisite art collection Guided bush walks Wellness spa and gym

Mateya Safari Lodge Madikwe Game Reserve

An exclusive property set high on a rocky outcrop of the Gabbro Hills in the heart of one of South Africa’s largest game reserves, where guests can find the Super Seven – buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino and wild dog! Accommodation is in five ultra luxurious thatched suites – each of which has

fine mahogany furniture, open fireplaces, indoor and outdoor showers, large sun deck and a private plunge pool which overlooks a waterhole. Wireless internet access is also available. The wow factor is that the main areas of the lodge are decorated with one of the world’s finest African art collections - from oils to bronzes, abstract to portraits.


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Daily game drives Photographic safaris Bush dinners Spa and gym Malaria-free

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge Madikwe Game Reserve

A luxury hideaway of just ten suites, each glass fronted to allow guests great views of the bush and wilderness, and all with a private sun deck and plunge pool.

– a two suite lodge with its own staff, butler, ranger and safari vehicle. It also has a large swimming pool and can be added to with two extra suites to make an ideal lodge for eight friends or a family.

For those seeking extra privacy Little Madikwe is close by yet totally separate

Itinerary: The Very Best An itinerary featuring the very best properties in South Africa, where the emphasis is on style & grandeur as the trip progresses via the excitement of the Kruger to the natural beauty of the Cape and its’ wine and whale-watching regions. Day 1: Overnight flight to Johannesburg. Days 2-3: Fly onward to Hoedspruit to stay for two nights at Royal Malewane Private Game Lodge. Accommodating just 12 guests in private suites and offering game drives and guided bush walks, Royal Malewane ranks amongst the top three safari lodges in the world. (FB) Day 4: Fly to Johannesburg and stay overnight in The Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa, a superb combination of ethnic African elegance and style where Nelson Mandela chose to reside when released from prison. (BB) Day 5: Board the famous Blue Train for the overnight journey to Cape Town, stopping en route at the fascinating mining town of Kimberley. Renowned as one of the finest of its kind, the romantic atmosphere and first class service will ensure that this is an unforgettable experience. (FB) Days 6-8: Collect hire car and stay for three nights at Kensington


Place, a chic hotel set on the foothills of Table Mountain, with breathtaking views, elegant rooms and charming garden with terrace and pool. (BB) Days 9-10: Continue to the fishing village of Hermanus to stay for two nights in sophisticated surroundings at Birkenhead House, a small boutique hotel perched on a cliff above a stunning beach - a real find for the connoisseur. (FB) Days 11-12: Drive into the gourmet & wine-producing village of Franschhoek to stay for two nights at La Residence, a temple to decadence, with chandeliers, vast mirrors, ornate furniture and superlative service. (BB) Day 13: Depart on the direct overnight flight to the UK, arriving the following morning.

Cost from: £5380.00 per person, based on two sharing.


Inspire: Artist Janine Allen-Spies “Five elements; reactive sulphur, dissolvable graphite, black and white enamel paint, and hints of vermillion trace an epic battle between an elephant and a snake-like dragon.�


Highlights 01 Extra large heated swimming pool and lap pool 02 Easy access to the shops & restaurants of Sandton 03 State-of-the-art gym

04 Piano lounge 05 Fine dining and elegant indooroutdoor cocktail bar

The Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa Johannesburg

This iconic building is possibly the most famous hotel in South Africa – it’s where presidents, princes, oligarchs, captains of industry and superstars choose to stay. But most importantly it is where Nelson Mandela came to after his release

from prison and where he stayed to edit his autobiography. Not only are his sketchings displayed in the hotel, but so are some of the most important contemporary African works of art. Its suites are spacious and elegant while its six acres of landscaped gardens and multi award-winning spa provide an oasis of peace and calm in the centre of the city.

Highlights 01 Complimentary shuttle to the international airport 02 Gym and tennis courts 03 Octavia’s Sensorium Spa 04 Casino 05 Outdoor swimming pool

D’oreale Grande At Emperors Palace Johannesburg

Opulent, glittering and glamorous this five-star hotel is located just minutes from the OR Tambo International airport, making it the ideal place to start or finish any holiday in South Africa.


The 196 air-conditioned rooms and suites have satellite TV as well as WiFi access, while there is a wide selection of restaurants and bars catering for everyone’s tastes and preferences.

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Walking distance to shops & restaurants Complimentary cafe complet Free shirt pressing Complimentary business centre Fitness centre

The Grace In Rosebank Johannesburg

Sophisticated and stylish, this award-winning 73 room hotel is for those who want a chic, cosmopolitan experience in South Africa’s most vibrant city. Renowned for its service, it is also one of the most accessible hotels as far as

the international airport, the city’s business district and the cultural museums are concerned. It even has its own sky-bridge linking directly to the shopping centre next door, however for those simply wanting to relax, the fourth floor garden terrace and heated swimming pool are ideal.

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Twice daily game drives Malaria-free Big 5 Swimming pool and sun deck Member of Relais & Chateaux


Marakele National Park

Dramatic scenery and a magical location make this luxurious tented camp one of South Africa’s most desirable holiday destinations. Located on one of the ancient trade routes across the dark continent, it sits

at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains and overlooks the vast spaces of the Marakele National Park. There are just 15 tented suites of serious luxury, each with its own private deck, stone bathroom, outdoor shower and super comfortable bed.



offers an unforgettable safari experience with a huge diversity of game. The country offers more than 750,000 km² of protected wilderness, spectacular waterfalls, massive lakes and rich wetlands. From the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the locals as “mosi-oatunya” or the smoke that thunders, and the great Zambezi River to two of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa – the Luangwa and the Kafue National Parks – the scenic splendour of Zambia has no rival in Africa. It was only in the mid-19th century that Western explorers found their way into Zambia –


Facts Capital - Lusaka Currency – Zambian Kwacha Point of Entry – Lusaka, Livingstone Airlines – British Airways, South African Airways via Johannesburg Flying Time – 10 hours Time Zone – GMT +2 Visa on arrival Medical requirements - Malaria prophylaxis recommended.


the most famous being David Livingstone, the first European to see the Falls and who named them Victoria after the English Queen. On the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe they are the most extraordinary spectacle and one of the main tourist draws. Zambia is achieving a growing popularity amongst discerning travellers, with its lodges and camps concentrating on catering for this market on a small, highly personalised scale which makes them some of the best on the continent.

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Join a walking safari in the South Luangwa Take a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls Hire a rain cape and walk the length of the Falls Enjoy a canoe trip and catch tiger fish on the Zambezi Plunge from one of the world’s highest bungee jumps


Highlights 01 Fantastic game viewing with experienced guides 02 Famous for leopard sightings 03 Day and night drives

04 Guided bush walks 05 Exclusive Robin’s House sleeps five – ideal for families


South Luangwa National Park

This six suite camp, the former home of the revered guide Robin Pope, overlooks the National Park. The camp is built entirely of natural materials and designed to be ‘open to the bush’. It offers cool and spacious chalet accommodation, each with its open-air

bathroom. The main structure is without walls so the view is never obstructed, plus there’s a waterhole near the dining area so guests can view game without moving from base.

Highlights 01 Day and night game drives 02 Walking safaris 03 Boating safaris in the emerald season 04 Stylish bush experience 05 Remote and secluded


South Luangwa National Park

Occupying a magnificent position on a bend of the Luangwa River, this was the first photographic safari camp in Zambia. One of only two camps in the Nsefu sector, which is sufficiently remote for guests to take walking safaris as well as day and night drives, accommodation is in one of

six rondavels, each with its own deck and a raised bed so that guests can watch the moonlight on the river without lifting heads from pillows! The bar and central area of the camp overlook the river, ideal for idle game spotting.

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Twice daily game drives Guided walks True African bush experience Wonderful night skies Just five spacious luxury tents

Tena Tena

South Luangwa National Park

A glorious, remote and private camp inside the National Park which lies on a great sweep of the river and is rated as one of the best safari camps in Africa. Mahogany trees shade the large airy tents, each with its own open-air bathroom, from where guests can watch elephants at the waterhole whilst they shower.


Nearby is the spectacular Buca Buca lagoon where guests can spend a morning watching the game feed and graze. Tena Tena is as authentic a bush experience as can be enjoyed.

Highlights 01 Large deck and plunge pool 02 Personal staff 03 Private game drives and walking safari

04 Great for families or groups of friends 05 All activities, food and drink included

Luangwa Safari House South Luangwa National Park

Hidden in the bush is this glorious safari house which appears through the trees like a giant hobbit’s palace. Made from 25 ancient and weathered leadwood trees, the house just emerges from the landscape. Architect-designed, it has every comfort a serious safari traveller needs – four

sumptuous bedrooms, a vast open-plan living and dining area with large comfy sofas, a gigantic marble table and a 30 lamp metal chandelier. The house overlooks a private dining terrace, plunge pool and a seasonal lagoon where game wander to feed and bathe throughout the day. With its own dedicated team of chefs, waiters and safari guides this offers safari for the sophisticate.

Highlights 01 Authentic and unforgettable wilderness experience 02 Limited to just six guests 03 Set departure dates between June & September

04 Some walks led by the legendary Robin Pope 05 Remote wilderness areas visited

Robin Pope Walking Safaris South Luangwa National Park

Possibly the best of all bush experiences is to take a walk on the wild side with an experienced guide and naturalist, as well as an armed game scout. Feel the heat of the sun-baked earth beneath your feet and absorb the great wilderness before you.

Spend the first two nights at Nkwali and then head off to the bush for the next five nights which are spent in a fully serviced mobile camp. This includes spacious walk-in tents, showers under a tree and freshly prepared food. The walks are in the remote north of the park and guests cover about 10kms a day while enjoying breathtaking game viewing. The final three nights are spent at Tena Tena.

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Twice daily game drives Guided bush walks Private viewing decks Superb tented accommodation Small and intimate camp

Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp South Luangwa National Park

Small and intimate, this tented camp overlooks the Kakumbi Dambo (the floodplain) of the National Park. From its viewpoint on the hillside it allows endless views of both the plain and the game that inhabit it.

shower as well as a large private sun deck. The area offers prolific sightings of elephant, lion, buffalo, antelope and wild dog.

The seven spacious tents have a large sitting area and bedroom, indoor and outdoor


Highlights 01 Large swimming pool and sun deck 02 Private game drives and walking safaris 03 Canoeing and fishing on the Zambezi

04 All-inclusive with cook, guide and house manager 05 Perfect for families or group of friends

Chongwe River House Lower Zambezi National Park

On the banks of the Chongwe River, a tributary of the great Zambezi, this is a spectacular architectural triumph offering serious luxury and comfort, exquisite design and an unforgettable experience. Made from ferro walls and wildwood, there are no straight lines anywhere in the building while petrified branches double up as artwork and all the furniture

is made from one fallen winterthorn tree. The four huge bedrooms all have vast beds swathed in netting, and bathrooms with waterfall showers & outdoor baths offering spectacular views across the wild. There’s a freeform pool and sun deck overlooking the river while the ceiling is set with 2,500 tiny lights amidst river pebbles to give a soft starry glow at night.

Highlights 01 Twice daily game drives 02 Guided walking safaris 03 Fishing

04 Canoeing and motorised boat excursions 05 Riverbank swimming pool

Sanctuary Zambezi Kulefu Camp Lower Zambezi National Park

Kulefu means ‘the faraway place’ which is exactly what this eco-friendly camp offers to guests. Located on the banks of this great river it feels as faraway from real life as possible. The seven spacious tents are set on teak platforms, each with its own lounge


area and viewing deck with fantastic views of the river. Here in the early morning, as well as at sunset, guests have unrivalled views of the plentiful birdlife and wildlife which surrounds the area.

Highlights 01 Fishing 02 Bush spa 03 Game drives, river safaris & canoe trips 04 Sausage tree bar 05 Candelit dining on a private island

Royal Zambezi Lodge Lower Zambezi National Park

Great luxury in a magical location is offered at this stunning family-owned lodge of ten large canvas tents and four deluxe suites, which provide contemporary comfort within an unspoiled wilderness experience. Right on the banks of the Zambezi at one of its broadest points and opposite the

famous Mana Pools, the lodge has three kilometres of river frontage giving magical views throughout the day. Guests can choose day safaris in open vehicles, boat safaris on the river, guided walks and night drives, and while the game viewing is munificent, the bird watching is magnificent.

Itinerary: Zambia Connoisseur The best of Zambia is experienced on this superlative trip – exquisite lodges in the South Luangwa & Lower Zambezi National Parks, and an elegant base at the Victoria Falls. Day 1: Overnight flight to Lusaka. Days 2-4: Fly onward to the South Luangwa National Park to stay for three nights at Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp, a superb tented camp with game walks and drives arranged to suit the client’s needs. (FB) Days 5-7: Fly via Lusaka to the Lower Zambezi National Park for three nights at Sanctuary Zambezi Kulefu Camp. Located on the riverbank, this superb lodge offers a wide range of activities from bush walks and game drives, to river cruises, canoeing excursions and fishing trips. (FB)

Days 8-9: Fly to Livingstone to stay for two nights at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, where a combination of tree houses and exclusive villas offer an exceptional stay close to the mighty Falls. (FB) Day 10: Fly to Johannesburg to connect with overnight flight to the UK, arriving the following morning.

Cost from: £4295.00 per person, based on two sharing


Highlights 01 All rooms have private terrace or verandah 02 Large outdoor pool 03 Daily sunset cruises 04 Spa with outdoor gazebos on the banks of the river 05 Walking distance to the Falls

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls

An elegant colonial-style hotel, whose lawns sweep down to the Zambezi, provides comfort and sophistication just minutes from the Falls. In fact guests can hear them from the verandahs, the pool and the grounds. ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ is the local name for the Falls and when you see and

hear them for the first time, you realise why. For the sight of the thunderous water is one of the most exciting elements of any trip to Zambia. Coupled with the views and cruises on the river, the Royal Livingstone is a luxurious and regal base from which to begin or end any safari experience. The hotel’s tour desk is able to arrange anything from rafting & canoeing, to helicopter rides & bungee jumps.

Highlights 01 Helicopter trips & elephant back safaris nearby 02 River cruises 03 Four restaurants 04 Closest hotel to the Falls 05 Outdoor boma

Zambezi Sun Victoria Falls

On the edge of the eastern cataract of Victoria Falls this is a great family hotel allowing all ages to enjoy the magic of the Falls, which are recognised by UNESCO as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is also a great location in which to also explore and enjoy the riches of the area, including safaris to the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park – home to white


rhino, buffalo, giraffe and several types of antelope. The hotel is geared to offering every comfort to its guests with a choice of restaurants and bars, as well as Kamp Kwena, a terrific children’s club. It also offers family rooms and a babysitting service, with all of the rooms and suites light and airy and decorated with Zambian artefacts, mosaics and artworks.

Highlights 01 Visits to Livingstone Island 02 Game drives, bush walks and river trips 03 Visit the Falls 04 In-room massages 05 Private dining platform on the river

Tongabezi Lodge Victoria Falls

A romantic hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi, the lodge is just a few minutes from the great Falls - and yet it is private and secluded. This family-owned and run lodge welcomes guests into a choice of accommodation including five eclectic spacious suites, five pretty river cottages

and a secluded garden cottage which hides inside its own walled garden. All have sunken baths, seriously comfortable beds, a dedicated valet and the sound of the Falls to lull guests to sleep at night.

Highlights 01 Campfire dining 02 Visits to Victoria Falls 03 Canoeing, fishing & game viewing 04 Cultural visits to local village and school 05 Island picnics and guided walks

Sindabezi Island Victoria Falls

Tongabezi’s little sister, this lodge is on its own private island in the middle of the Zambezi, just upstream from Victoria Falls. How exotic is that! Isolated and wildly romantic the island houses just ten guests in five thatched open front river cottages, each with its own viewing deck, outside heated shower

and canopied bed. It also boasts its own resident friendly hippo, Horace, while the lodge’s well-informed guides will take you on walks or accompany you on canoe trips to explore the local waterways.


Highlights 01 Game drives, cruises and fishing 02 Cultural tours 03 View the only white rhino in Zambia 04 Perfect for families 05 Visits to the Falls

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Victoria Falls

Named after David Livingstone’s faithful companions, Sussi & Chuma offers an intimate lodge and two exclusive houses located on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi, a short drive from Victoria Falls. The main lodge is on two levels and houses the dining room, bar, shop and

treatment room for relaxing massages. It also offers twelve secluded and air-conditioned tree houses all linked by a stilted wooden walkway. The two houses are ideal for families – each comprise of two en-suite bedrooms, as well as a pool, private chef, guide and vehicle.

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Infinity pool River cruises Guided nature walks Fishing Game drives

Toka Leya Camp Victoria Falls

A luxury tented camp lying upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls which offers guests the best of the natural beauty and attractions of the area with privacy and seclusion. All of the 12 safari-style tents are spacious with wooden floors, en-suite


bathrooms, large comfortable beds, an African decor and a large sun & observation deck. On one side the camp is shaded by large jackalberry and waterberry trees while the other side offers panoramic views of the river with several rapids and small islands. From here, guests can make forays to explore the area on foot, by canoe or 4x4 vehicle.

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Swimming pool Tennis courts Chapel and library Walking distance to the Falls Spa

Victoria Falls Hotel Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

An Edwardian building set in extensive grounds just minutes from the Falls, this hotel has been dispensing comfort and luxury to travellers to the area for over a century. Known as the “grand old lady of the Falls” she has been given a true face-lift and

refurbishment and now offers every modern comfort within an elegant colonial setting, with a choice of restaurants and bars and a grand terrace, which has long been a favourite with travellers with its views of the bridge that connects Zimbabwe to Zambia. Guests can hear, and indeed see the Falls from here, but they can also be reached by the hotel’s own private pathway in a 10 minute walk through the grounds.

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Family rooms Traditional Boma restaurant Self-catering accommodation Swimming pool Safari Spa

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

High on a ridge, the lodge borders the Zambezi National Park and offers spectacular views and sunsets. Just four kilometres from the Falls the lodge provides a host of facilities, from an internet cafe to a spa, whilst the on-site waterhole ensures that guests have

great wildlife viewing without having to move from the grounds. For those independent travellers, the Lokuthula Lodges offer a selection of superb fullyequipped two and three bedroom properties.



North Okavango Delta

Moremi Game Reserve

Chobe National Park


Zimbabwe Makgadikgadi



Ghanzi Central Kalahari


100 km


natural wonders may be Africa’s best-kept secret. A true wilderness, where twenty percent of the country is a protected national park, it houses some spectacular areas like the Okavango Delta, (the world’s largest inland delta), the Chobe National Park and the Moremi Game Reserve. There is no shortage of game either, which is free to roam this vast area.

Gaborone South Africa




A land-locked country, it seems almost to be embraced and protected by South Africa to the south, Namibia to the west, and Zambia & Zimbabwe to the north and east, and is a place of forests, deserts, great plains and wetlands. Additionally Africa’s third largest river, the Okavango, flows down from Namibia into the Delta, which is a warren of lagoons, streams, channels and islands and is not just one of the finest game-viewing regions in the world, but also one of the best for birdlife. The best way to explore the Delta is by mokoro,

Facts Capital – Gaborone Currency – Botswana Pula Point of Entry – Gaborone, Maun, Kasane Airlines – Air Botswana via Johannesburg Flying Time – 1 hour 40 mins from Johannesburg Time Zone – GMT +2 Visa not required Medical requirements - Malaria prophylaxis recommended.


a type of dug-out canoe, which is both a magical and near mystical journey, especially at sunset. One of the more astonishing elements of the Delta is that it eventually disappears into the vast drylands of the Kalahari Desert, where the original Bushmen still live. Botswana has purposely aimed for and achieved a policy of highincome, low-volume tourism with some of the safari camps and lodges rivalling the world’s finest.

Activities 01 02 03 04 05

Cruise the Chobe River Take a sunset cruise in a mokoro Track with the bushmen Walk with the elephants at Stanley’s Camp Quad-bike on the Makgadikgadi Pans


Highlights 01 Game drives 02 Mokoro cruises 03 Guided bush walks

04 Swimming pool 05 Luxury tented accommodation

Kanana Camp Okavango Delta

This remote luxury camp is named after the Setswana word for paradise, and is built on stilts to afford guests the best views of the floodplain. The ultimate in African hospitality and charm, the camp houses just eight tents in the spectacular shade of ebony, acacia and sausage trees. It offers incredible game


01 Morning and night game drives 02 Mokoro and powerboat excursions

viewing either on game drives, on near-silent mokoro cruises or on bush walks – the latter two allowing guests proximity to the animals that is as magical as it is heart-stopping. While splendid bird watching is available at various times throughout the year, Kanana is one of the few camps to have a heronry where many migratory birds come to hatch their young.

03 Guided bush walks 04 Honeymoon tent 05 Swimming pool

Shinde Camp Okavango Delta

Five star luxury on a palm-dotted island on the edge of a lagoon, this is one of Botswana’s finest properties, teeming with animal and birdlife. It hosts sixteen guests at any one time in eight classic safari tents, each with its own private viewing deck and all with spectacular views across open grassland or

the Delta’s waterways. As it is located on a private concession, in addition to mokoro cruises it also allows game drives and motor boating as well as guided walks and night drives. Super exclusivity is available at the Enclave, a camp within a camp, three uber-luxury tents with their own guide, boma and staff.

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Game drives Excellent birdwatching Open year round Family accommodation Powerboat excursions

Camp Okuti

Moremi Game Reserve

Built in true African village style, this small private camp is located alongside the Maunachina River in the north-east of the Delta, an area rich in wildlife & game and ideal for first time visitors. There is accommodation for just 18 guests in funky tented units, all with state-of-the-


art ensuite bathrooms, and two of which are great for families as they have two rooms. The game viewing is spectacular as Moremi is recognised as one of the best wildlife reserves in the world while the birdlife is extraordinary. It offers game drives as well as powerboat excursions to the upper Delta. Best of all the camp is open year round, is child friendly and has a special children’s programme.

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Twice daily game drives Great bird watching Two plunge pools Massages available World-class game viewing

Mombo Camp

Moremi Game Reserve

Located on Chief’s Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Mombo prides itself on having the best big game viewing in all of Africa. Drier than some areas of Botswana, the camp encompasses secluded island sanctuaries, water channels and dry grasslands where vegetation and wildlife

flourish, ensuring that there is a plethora of game throughout the year. Here is the place to spot not just elephant, lion and buffalo but also white and black rhino, wild dog, leopard and a host of antelope. Accommodation is in nine beautifully-designed luxury tents, while sister property Little Mombo offers an exclusive retreat for just six guests.

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Twice daily game drives Mokoro cruises Nature walks Picnics on nearby Hunda Island 05 Hide used for sleep-outs

Jao Camp

Okavango Delta

Located on a large remote island on a private concession, Jao offers both land and water safari experiences, while vast open floodplains and riverine forests provide unforgettable scenery. There are nine luxury tented rooms, one of which is ideal for a family, and two

sufficiently wildly romantic for honeymooners. Each has a spacious verandah for snoozing, relaxing and game watching and is linked to the dining and lounge areas by raised wooden walkways. Also on offer is a library, pub, gym and spa, while water safaris take place in glass-bottomed mokoros.

Highlights 01 Twice daily game drives 02 Guided walks 03 Huge pods of hippo in the lagoon 04 Private plunge pools 05 Massages available

Zarafa Camp

Selinda Reserve

A super luxury camp which overlooks the floodplains of Zibadianja Lagoon’s southern shore and affords amazing sightings of the area’s prolific wildlife. Each of the four tents has its own raised deck with a private plunge pool and a sitting area with hand-made furniture, while the bedroom comes complete with a

dressing area and bathrooms with indoor & outdoor showers as well as copper bathtubs. The camp has been designed with exclusivity and privacy in mind and is ideal for small family groups or private parties. And while there are daily game drives, often it is possible to simply watch from your deck or from the camp’s communal area.


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Swimming pool Twice daily game drives Mokoro cruises Walking safaris Elephant interaction

Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp Okavango Delta

A classic safari experience in eight tents on a private concession overlooking the floodplains. Each tent is based on traditional colonial design but is individually decorated and contains every comfort a guest will need in the middle of the bush, including

a private wooden deck with hammock. Game can be spotted not only from the private decks but also from the camp’s main area close to the swimming pool, and additionally the property is home to an exclusive elephant interaction activity, where guests can accompany a semi-habituated herd on daily treks.

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Twice daily game drives Mokoro excursions Swimming pool Spa treatments Helicopter flights can be arranged

Sanctuary Chief’s Camp Moremi Game Reserve

Located on Chief’s Island, one of the many islands created by the seasonal floodwaters of the Delta, it consists of twelve luxury bush pavilions. These are hidden away in a jackalberry and sausage tree woodland and each has its own private deck plus indoor and outdoor shower. The communal living room

overlooks the floodplains while the dining area surrounds a fire pit on the edge of the Piajio plains, so that guests can, at all times, continue their game watching.

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Morning and afternoon rides Walking with the elephants Plunge pool Library Delicious food and wine

Abu Camp

Okavango Delta

The ultimate elephant safari on a vast private reserve with a resident elephant herd, this is where elephant back safaris were pioneered. Guests can walk with or ride these great pachyderms, as well as learn from them. Guests are encouraged to meet, watch and walk with elephants, with seeing game,


the bush and the landscape from atop of one a magical and unforgettable experience. Accommodation is in six en suite tented units each individually designed and furnished, often with antiques, while each spacious deck is sculpted around a jackalberry or sycamore fig tree for extra shade.

Highlights 01 Game drives morning, afternoon or all day 02 Boat cruises along the Chobe River 03 Walking safaris 04 Cultural visits to local villages 05 Swimming pool

Muchenje Safari Lodge Chobe National Park

Perched high on top of an escarpment this lodge has unimpeded views across the banks of the river and the vast floodplains beyond. In fact that view dominates any stay at the lodge, as each of the 11 luxury rooms has its own viewing deck, and the main safari lodge has a wide viewing platform.

Guests can even spot the wildlife while taking some leisurely exercise in the swimming pool! Game is plentiful in the National Park and one of the gentlest ways of viewing it is on a boat cruising along the Chobe River, allowing an unobtrusive and close-up encounter with the wildlife.

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Twice daily game drives Boat cruises Wonderful bird-watching Butler service Luxury tents

Chobe Under Canvas Chobe National Park

The park is a magical area with vast herds of elephant and buffalo as well as two antelope that are only found here – the puku and Chobe bushbuck. Accommodation is in five large luxury en-suite tents which offer an authentic safari experience, with the added advantage of having butler service. Fully trained

guides and rangers look after guests’ wildlife needs on game drives and glorious boat cruises along the Chobe – a sunset cruise is a must – while the lodge staff provide delicious home-cooked food and refreshing drinks. The camp is mobile and moves periodically in search of the game.

Highlights 01 Split-level swimming pool 02 Twice daily game drives 03 Sundowner cruise on the Chobe River 04 Spa with hydrotherapy pools & Vichy shower 05 Children welcome

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Chobe National Park

One of the most luxurious camps in the country with just fifteen exquisite guest cottages and the only full service spa in Botswana. Best of all though is that the Chobe National Park is home to the world’s largest population of elephants. Add to that vast herds of buffalo and antelope, plus

hippo, wild dog and lion and an unforgettable safari experience is on offer. Accommodation is lavish and deeply comfortable with each cottage sporting indoor and outdoor showers as well as a free standing bath tub, while private patios provide the space in which to relax or enjoy a sundowner cocktail.


Highlights 01 Authentic safari experience 02 Legendary safari guide Doctor 03 Twice daily drives

04 Classic tented accommodation 05 Night drives

Sankuyo Bush Camp Okavango Delta

Rustic and traditional, this six tented camp is on the southern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve on a private community-owned concession. Shaded by huge and ancient trees this charming camp offers an authentic safari experience in a magnificent setting with spectacular wildlife. The concession is

also home to the Botswana Predator Conservation Project with guests able to see and hear about some of the work being done, which includes research into cheetah, leopard, lion and spotted hyena. A huge plus is that the camp is run by Doctor, one of the most respected guides in the Okavango, whose tracking skills and infectious enthusiasm are renowned.

Highlights 01 Daily bush walks 02 Mokoro cruises 03 One guide for every two guests 04 All-day excursions with picnic lunches 05 Family tents

Oddballs’ Camp Okavango Delta

Far away and remote on the edge of Chief’s Island, deep in the heart of the Delta, Oddballs’ can only be accessed by light aircraft. Consistently rated as one of the best value properties in Botswana, Oddballs’ comprises 14 dome shaped tents, each one on an elevated wooden deck


complete with its own bathroom. The main camp complex is where guests have meals and drinks, as well as being a great place to watch the local wildlife from its large raised viewing deck. The camp gives a true water safari experience as all activities take place either on foot or by mokoro, with each party allocated their own private guide.

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Twice daily game drives Guided walks Cultural visits to nearby villages 450 species of bird Family units

Delta Camp Okavango Delta

On the banks of the Boro River, one of the primary watercourses of the Delta, this intimate and informal camp provides the ideal base from which to explore the area. The camp consists of seven spacious chalets, each with its own deck and all

made from natural materials. You can even roll up the front and lie in bed watching the sun rise with an early cup of tea to help you greet the dawn. In addition to the game viewing, the camp is known for its food and the delicious wines it offers after a hard day’s activities. Should you prefer, a picnic lunch can be served on a nearby private island.

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Game drives Guided walks Horse riding Cultural tours to local villages Interaction with the San bushmen

Grasslands Bushman Lodge Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Located on the western side of the Reserve this lodge offers a totally different experience from the Delta wetlands. This is where the Kalahari game can be seen in their hundreds – vast herds of hartebeest, eland, gemsbok and kudu. See them in a totally different way by

tracking them with a San bushman guide, for one of the great joys of staying at Grasslands is visiting the San in their villages and walking in the bush with them. Accommodation is in spacious and comfortable chalets while the main areas are close to a waterhole so that you can still spot game while dining or enjoying a sundowner.


Highlights 01 Quad bike safaris 02 Track with the Zu/’hoasi 03 Walk with a gang of wild meerkat 04 Sleep under the stars on a remote island 05 Witness Southern Africa’s last remaining wildebeest migration

Jack’s Camp Makgadikgadi Pans If you are looking for an unforgettable desert experience then visit this award-winning camp. Surrounded by savage and wild desert and set on the extraordinary salt pans, guests stay in supreme comfort in a palm grove. 94

All of the ten luxury tents are cocooned from the Kalahari in comfort and greenery, with ensuite bathrooms, Persian rugs and fine grade linens, while the dining and cocktail experiences are second to none with lavish meals and fine wines. However the great Kalahari awaits and the best way to see it is on a quad bike guided by Zu/’hoasi bushmen trackers who

will also take early morning walks. The desert at dawn is totally magical, and if you’re lucky you may also be accompanied by a gang of habituated but wild meerkat. The adventurous can take an epic quad bike journey across the Makgadikgadi Pans to spend two nights under the stars on remote Kubu Island – a journey that will change your life.


Inspire: Artist Gail Catlin “Two wild dogs - unique to Africa. The painting depicts their contained aggression and ferocity. They prey on smaller animals but never hesitate to take on larger ones when hunting in a pack!”

Itinerary: Highlights of Botswana One of Africa’s true gems, the landscape in Botswana is as spectacular and as varied as the game viewing, ranging as it does from desert plains to lush wetlands – all encompassed in this varied itinerary. Day 1: Overnight flight to Johannesburg. Days 2-4: Fly to Maun and transfer by road to stay for three nights in the central Kalahari at Grasslands Bushman Lodge. This unique & remote property accommodates just 16 guests and offers game drives as well as the opportunity to interact and walk with the local San bushmen. (FB) Days 5-7: Fly into the Moremi Reserve for three nights at Camp Okuti, a small & funky property which fuses modern with traditional and offers great game-viewing. (FB) Days 8-10: Fly onward to the Okavango Delta for three nights staying

at Kanana. One of Botswana’s finest luxury tented camps, it has a full range of game viewing activities, both on land and on water. (FB) Days 11-12: Fly to Kasane to enjoy two nights at Muchenje Safari Lodge. In the heart of elephant country, game drives, bush walks & boat cruises are all available from this renowned and remote camp. (FB) Day 13: Fly to Johannesburg to connect with overnight flight to the UK, arriving the following morning.

Cost from: £4990.00 per person, based on two sharing 95


A magnificent, magical and mysterious land, Namibia is one of the oldest places on earth and one of the youngest nations, (it gained independence only in 1990.) It is a land of two deserts – the Namib and the Kalahari, searing plains, vast areas of nothingness and an extraordinary coastline where the icy waters of Antarctica meet the searing heat of the African desert. Penguins and wrecks abound here – the remains of ships gone aground and whales which have lost their way give it its name of the Skeleton Coast. Like a different type of ocean, the desert defines Namibia with its constantly changing colours, from the palest silver to the deepest red as the light plays with the shifting sands. Sossusvlei, one of the oldest and driest eco-systems on the planet, also sports the world’s highest sand dunes, and walking to the top is a must for visitors. Etosha National Park is one of the great nature reserves of southern Africa where game is in abundance, while in the far north-


Facts Capital – Windhoek Currency – Namibian Dollar Point of Entry – Windhoek, Walvis Bay Airlines – British Airways & South African Airways via Johannesburg, Air Namibia via Frankfurt Flying time – 2 hours from Johannesburg & Cape Town Time Zone – GMT+1 Visa not required Medical requirements - Malaria prophylaxis recommended.


west Kaokoveld is one of the emptiest places in the world – populated only by herds of wild elephant and a single tribe, the Himba, which has been there almost since time began. Damaraland is home to the endangered desert elephant and desert rhino and is also where a petrified forest and examples of the 1,000-year-old Welwitschia plant can be found. The wonders do not end there, with the Fish River Canyon providing spectacular views, (only the Grand Canyon is larger), and the Caprivi Strip boasting lush wetlands where the Chobe and the Zambezi rivers meet.

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Climb the world’s highest sand dune Search for the elusive desert elephant Take a dawn balloon ride over the desert Spend a night under the stars Trek Fish River Canyon


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Daily game drives Guided walks Spacious modern tents Children’s play area & activities Excellent food and wine

Mushara Bushcamp Etosha National Park

A very welcome addition to the Mushara African experience, Bushcamp offers a great family experience close to the edge of Etosha National Park. Each of the en-suite tents is built from canvas, wood and local limestone and has private verandah and roof-to-floor windows, while the main lodge house has all

the style and comfort of a classic farm house with dining and sitting area as well as a well-stocked bar. This is the place to relax after dinner and listen to the night sounds of Africa – and the place from which to head out each morning to explore one of Africa’s best National Parks.

Highlights 01 Guided game drives 02 Self-drive safaris on the reserve and in the National Park 03 Swimming pool

04 Bird watching 05 Large private decks to relax after drives

Mushara Outpost Etosha National Park

Close to the von Lindequist gate to the National Park the Outpost provides a modern take on traditional tented safari camps, nestling on the banks of a dry river bed. Located on its own 2500 acre reserve with plentiful wildlife yet close to the game

and bush of the National Park, this camp offers something for everyone – including self-drive safaris. Whether you opt to enjoy your game viewing on the Reserve or head for nearby Etosha you will not be disappointed, with the birdlife also magical.

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Game drives Guided walks Swimming pool Delicious cuisine Family accommodation

Ongava Lodge

Etosha National Park

On the southern border of the Etosha National Park, Ongava is one of the largest private reserves in Namibia – all 125 square miles of it. Accommodation is as luxurious as it can get in the bush in 14 air-conditioned brick, rock and thatch chalets. Meals are served on a deck under the stars or under


thatch while guests enjoy the animals visiting the nearby waterhole, and as well as the usual game drives, guests at Ongava can visit hides or take guided walks with armed guides on the private reserve. The reserve has both Black and White rhino allowing guests to view these at close quarters.

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Visit the AfriCat Foundation Track cheetah by foot Nocturnal game viewing Bushman trails Track leopard by vehicle

Okonjima Lodge Otjiwarongo

A stay here allows guests to witness conservation at close quarters as it is the home to the AfriCat Foundation, a project devoted to Namibia’s large carnivores, especially leopard and cheetah.

The lodge offers a wide choice of accommodation from rooms in the main lodge and African-style chalets, to the truly grand Private Villa or the very chic Bush Suite.

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Nature drives Boating on the river Quad bike excursions Visit to nearby Himba settlement 05 Romantic honeymoon chalet

Serra Cafema Kaokoveld

As remote as it is possible to get in the extreme north-east of this vast country, surrounded by the Namib Desert and bordered by the Kunene River – it is wilderness at its most heart-stopping. Accommodation is in eight meru-style canvas and thatched chalets, all overlooking

the river and shaded by giant Albida trees. Each chalet has its own viewing deck complete with hammock - the ideal place from which to bird watch. At the far end of the camp is the most romantic honeymoon chalet, hidden in its own private space, for a truly unforgettable sojourn. The main lodge area consists of indoor and outdoor dining areas, bar, lounge, shop and a swimming pool.

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Nature drives Guided walks and cycle trails Desert elephant viewing Swimming pool Rock engraving visits

Damaraland Camp Huab River Valley

An award-winning sustainable eco-tourism camp which integrates the local community, camp personnel and the environment in possibly the most pristine wilderness area in Namibia. Guests stay in adobe-style thatched units, of which there are just ten, each with

its own raised, spacious deck - ideal for relaxing and wildlife spotting. The camp’s main facilities include a dining area, outside boma, bar and swimming pool while excursions include not just the usual nature walks and drives but also visits to Africa’s best known rock engravings at Twyfelfontein.


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Exceptional bird watching Game viewing by boat Mokoro trips in season Fishing the Mambova Rapids Cultural visits to local villages

Impalila Island Lodge Caprivi Strip

This luxury lodge enjoys an extraordinary location where two rivers meet – the Chobe and the mighty Zambezi, and also where four countries converge – Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia, ensuring that there is nowhere else on earth like this.

Its eight luxury lodges, which sit right on the river bank, are cool and spacious. Materials used are natural; colours are chic and calm to give a cool contemporary look. From here there is magnificent birding, great game viewing and wonderful fishing opportunities.

Highlights 01 Private boat and mokoro cruises 02 Game viewing by boat 03 Game drives in the Chobe National Park

04 Special sunset cruises to watch the sun set over four countries 05 Fishing in both the Chobe and Zambezi rivers

Ntwala Island Lodge Caprivi Strip

Romantic and remote this four lodge property is set on three private islands and linked by floating wooden walkways. Even though it is so secluded it lies just 90 minutes drive from Victoria Falls. The lodges are as luxurious as they are remote with sumptuous bedrooms, vast

bathrooms, a huge wooden deck with private plunge pool, outdoor shower and day bed. It is an archetypal honeymoon retreat and its memories will linger forever. It offers great game viewing too and each lodge has its own private guide and boat.

Highlights 01 Game drives in the Bwabwata National Park 02 Great bird watching 03 Fishing trips 04 Wonderful river cruises 05 Unique tree-top dining platform

Susuwe Island Lodge Caprivi Strip

Hidden away in the north east of Namibia on its own private island is this secluded lodge which offers luxury and amazing game viewing with herds of elephant and buffalo as well as lion, hippo and leopard all spotted frequently.


On a remote section of the Kwando River the six brick and thatch lodges sit under a canopy of trees of the riverine forest. Each one has large sleeping, bathing and sitting areas as well as its own plunge pool.

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Guided walks Desert wildlife game drives Hot-air balloon excursions Photographic safaris Children welcome

Wolwedans Dune Camp NamibRand Nature Reserve

Close to the very edge of a 250 metre high dune, the camp gives a spectacular insight into the vast Namib Desert and the amazing dunes of Sossusvlei. During the day the views are phenomenal, while at night the stars unforgettable. The camp is intimate and comfortable and sleeps a maximum of 12 guests in

spacious traditional style tents – each with its own large verandah and private bathroom. The large deck is ideal for sleeping out - the true way to experience the vastness and magic of an African night. Activities include desert drives and guided walks plus a whole day safari with a picnic lunch in the wilderness.

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Twice daily nature drives Guided walks Early morning balloon rides Family accommodation Plunge pool

Kulala Desert Lodge Sossusvlei

This is the place to stay to get the best views of the amazing dunes of Sossusvlei, in the 37,000 hectares of the great Kulala Wilderness Reserve bordering Namib Naukluft Park, and to witness the desert, the oldest in the world, at its most magnificent. There are just 19 thatched and canvas kulalas, (the word means to sleep in the

Oshimwambo language), all set high on a wooden platform to catch a gentle breeze and to view the landscape and space surrounding the camp. Each one has a wide deck and a flat roof so that guests can sleep out under the stars if they wish. The main area of the lodge has a lounge, bar, dining room, plunge pool and a wrap-around verandah which overlooks a water hole where animals come to drink.

Itinerary: Namibian Self-Drive This self-drive itinerary allows the traveller to explore the wonders of Namibia at their own pace - from the magnificent dunes of Sossusvlei & the infamous Skeleton Coast, to the lunar landscape of Damaraland and the wildlife of Etosha. Day 1: Overnight flight to Johannesburg. Days 2-3: Fly onward to Windhoek and collect hire car. Stay for two nights in Wolwedans Dune Camp, a magical property where nature drives, guided walks and hot air balloon rides over the majestic dunes are all offered. (FB) Days 4-6: Continue for three nights on the coast at the Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre, a luxury hotel built in and around the impeccably restored old station building, and this charming seaside resort’s finest property. (BB) Days 7-8: Proceed north to stay for two nights at Damaraland Camp, an eco-tourism camp offering nature drives in a pristine wilderness environment and visits to the rock paintings at Twyfelfontein. (HB)

Days 9-11: Drive to Ongava Lodge to stay for three nights on safari at this luxurious lodge, where game activities are conducted on the vast Ongava Reserve as well as in the renowned Etosha National Park. (FB) Days 12-13: Finish with two nights at the Okonjima Lodge where, in addition to game viewing, guests can witness up close the conservation work of the AfriCat Foundation. (HB) Day 14: Fly to Johannesburg and depart on the direct overnight flight to the UK, arriving the following morning.

Cost from: £3365.00 per person, based on two sharing.


enya is synonymous with safari, for it was the precursor of this type of adventure travel which offers this extraordinary and exciting experience in the wild, with the opportunity to see nature’s Big Five; elephant, lion, rhinoceros, buffalo and leopard. And it still offers some of the best safaris anywhere whether from a jeep, on foot or on horseback.

North Ethiopia Sudan


Lake Turkana

Marsabit Uganda

Wajir Samburu Game Reserve




Lake Naivasha Lake Victoria Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Game Reserve


KENYA Meru National Park

Nairobi Amboseli National Park

Tsavo National Park

Lamu Malindi



Indian Ocean

50 km


A vast land which stretches from the Indian Ocean across the low plains to Lake Victoria on the border with Uganda, and to the central highlands which are bisected by the Great Rift Valley, right through to Mount Kenya, the country’s highest point. It is a land of explorers, farmers, adventurers and more than 70 indigenous tribal groups while offering the most magnificent national parks and nature reserves on the continent.

Facts Capital - Nairobi Currency – Kenyan Shilling Point of Entry – Nairobi, Mombasa Airlines – British Airways, Kenya Airways & Virgin Atlantic Flying Time – 8 hours 20 mins Time Zone – GMT+3 Visa on arrival Medical requirements – Malaria prophylaxis & Yellow Fever vaccination recommended.


Choose from the Amboseli National Park at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro or the Masai Mara at the northern end of the Serengeti, which is part of the whole migration experience. Alternatively the Samburu Reserve is almost desert, whilst the Rift Valley Lakes, both freshwater and salt, are famed for their profusion of birdlife, hippos and crocodiles. End your holiday on the coastline at one of the seductive Indian Ocean resorts or on the island of Lamu.

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Take a balloon ride over the Masai Mara Follow the migration Breakfast with giraffes at Giraffe Manor Dive off the coast of Mombasa Visit a traditional Masai village


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Game drives Walking safaris Cultural visits Hot air balloon rides Flying day trips to Lake Victoria

Governors’ Camp Masai Mara

This camp provides old fashioned charm with the best 21st century support and comfort in the heart of East Africa’s prime wildlife area. Originally built for the exclusive use of Kenya’s colonial governors, it still offers

one of the best classic safari experiences. Set along the Mara River, it provides an extraordinary fest of hippo, crocodile and birdwatching. Each of the 37 luxury tents has an en-suite bathroom, private verandah and every amenity guests could find in a five star luxury hotel – but with spectacular game all around.

Highlights 01 Game drives & walking safaris 02 Hot air balloon safaris 03 Flying excursions to Lake Victoria 04 Cultural visits 05 Spa

Little Governors’ Camp Masai Mara

This is where Africa touches your soul – and your soles, for guests arrive on foot after a short boat ride across the Mara River for a truly authentic bush experience. The camp is built around a waterhole, which is literally awash with everything


from elephant & gazelle to lion & wildebeest alongside giraffe, buffalo and a myriad of antelope. It even has its own family of resident warthog who keep a careful watch over the 17 tents, which have wide wooden decks for game spotting while you relax.

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Twice daily game drives Hot air balloon safaris Guided walking safaris Cultural visits Ideal for the migration

Governors’ Il Moran Camp Masai Mara

Small, intimate and oh-so-luxurious, this is a wonderful recreation of a bygone age full of classic elegance and style along the banks of the Mara River. This is the camp to head for when you want all the excitement of the bush with

the ultimate in uber-luxury. There are just ten spacious tents each with vast king size beds made from fallen olive trees, and Victorian-style bathrooms. It is the ideal honeymooner’s retreat, or the place to come for a special occasion or celebration, or simply if you want to spoil yourself.

Highlights 01 Three game drives daily 02 Swimming pool and sun terrace 03 Cultural visits to local Masai villages 04 Adventurers’ Club for children 05 Hot air balloon rides

Mara Intrepids Masai Mara

An award-winning luxury camp which sits at the confluence of the Masai Mara’s four game-viewing areas and is located in a special leopardspotting zone. It offers magnificent game, and is just a short drive from the Mara River where

each year more than a million wildebeest and zebra begin their perilous migration. Guests stay in one of 30 elegant and airy tents – each with its own four poster bed and large viewing platform. The camp also has a large game viewing platform, the ideal place for a sundowner.


Highlights 01 Day and night game drives 02 Guided bush walks 03 River swimming and fishing

04 Cultural visits 05 Massages

Cottar’s 1920’s Camp Masai Mara

As its name implies this is the place to conjure up a bygone era and all the romance of African safaris. It lies on the border of the Masai Mara with the Serengeti and Loliondo reserves. As if to ensure its authenticity the same family have run it for over

80 years. There are just six spacious white canvas tents and, set apart from the main camp, four family tents with two bedrooms – so the camp houses no more than 28 guests at any one time. Each tent is not only spacious and comfortable but houses safari antiques.

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Daily game drives Walking safaris Visits to local villages Bush breakfasts Hot-air balloon rides

Mara Explorer Masai Mara

Lying in a Victorian-style deep bathtub, in an open air bathroom and watching elephants come to drink at the river just yards from you – this is the stuff that dreams are made of. And this is just one of the luxuries to be enjoyed at this exclusive camp.


Alongside a thickly forested river, deep in the middle of the Masai Mara Reserve, the camp offers prime viewing of the wildebeest migration from June to September, as well as some of the world’s most rewarding big cat sightings for the rest of the year. Each of its ten large tents has every luxury the traveller needs, including a personal attendant.

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Day and night game drives Cultural visits to the Masai Guided bush walks Bush breakfasts & evenings by the campfire 05 Family tent

Elephant Pepper Camp Masai Mara

Enjoy a true Masai Mara safari experience in this eight tented bush camp on the northern edge of the reserve. A totally eco-friendly experience with no generators, no permanent structures,

no passing vehicles - just the sights and sounds of the bush. The spacious tents offer en-suite dressing rooms and safari showers and are furnished with many original safari antiques. Game viewing is exceptional – big cats, elephant, small game, great birdwatching and, of course, the migration of wildebeest and zebra.

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Great game viewing Bird watching and star-gazing Hot air balloon excursions Guided bush walks Mountain biking

Naibor Camp Masai Mara

Within the Masai Mara Reserve, the camp and its large tents offer space and grace in one of the great game viewing areas of the world. Hidden in a grove of riverine woodland on the banks of the Talek River, each of the nine tents is a paean to contemporary style and comfort, and boasts a large

viewing deck which allows guests to enjoy the magical scenery as well as the game. A myriad of activities is on offer, while the guided game viewing is exceptional, especially during the annual wildebeest migration.


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Day and night game drives Guided walking safaris Swimming pool and sun terrace Lifestyle tours with Masai hosts Educational safaris for children

Siana Springs Masai Mara

Located in a lush indigenous forest, watered by the largest natural springs in the Mara, and at the base of the Ngama Hills – this is Siana Springs. The 38 tented lodge offers a marvellous wilderness experience with every modern comfort, and yet it is run on strict eco-principles with water heating

fuelled by coffee-husk briquettes, bio-degradable waste mulched for compost and all waste water recycled through the camp’s own wetland system. Separated into three wings for space and privacy, each lodge has its own private verandah.

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Swimming pool Game drives Guided bush walks Massages Cultural visits to local tribes people

Tortilis Camp

Amboseli National Park

In a location that dreams are made of, Tortilis, an award-winning eco camp, has unrivalled views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro. Nestled in an acacia grove this camp provides an awesome safari experience as it is one of the best places to see the magisterial African elephant – there are


over 1000 in the park. Accommodation is in spacious rustic tents, all with kingsize beds and elegant en-suite bathrooms. Each is sited on a raised deck with a large verandah and is covered with a thatched roof.

Highlights 01 Game drives & guided bush walks 02 Cultural visits to a Boran village 03 Visits to Magado Crater 04 Swimming pool and massage area 05 Joy Adamson museum

Joy’s Camp

Shaba National Reserve

Built on the site of Joy Adamson’s original home in the Shaba National Reserve, the site was also home to Penny the leopard, the heroine of her last book. Ten sumptuous tents overlook a natural spring where elephant, lion, giraffe and

buffalo come to refresh. The tents are the ultimate in African chic as each is decorated with Boran/Somali textiles, handmade glass and tribal artefacts. A large, raised verandah allows guests space and privacy for relaxation as well as close-to-home game-viewing.

Highlights 01 Day and night game drives 02 Guided game walks 03 Camel safaris 04 Mountain biking 05 Massages and beauty treatments

Sasaab Camp

Samburu National Reserve

Guests can enjoy a real wilderness experience at this camp located in the semi-desert of Northern Kenya’s Frontier District. With its endless views across the Laikipia plateau towards the slopes of Mount Kenya way in the distance it has a wild beauty and a plethora of game, which

can be viewed by land and via spectacular helicopter rides. Accommodation is in nine huge Moroccan-inspired tents with traditional North African design elements in textiles and artefacts. Each comes with its own bathroom and sitting room as well as wireless internet connection and a plunge pool.


Highlights 01 Twice daily game drives 02 River-rafting 03 Adventurers’ Club for children 04 Walking safaris 05 Bush breakfasts and starlit dinners

Samburu Intrepids Samburu National Reserve

A camp offering traditional safaris in luxury on the banks of the Uaso Nyira River in the heart of the National Reserve. Samburu Intrepids is renowned for its luxury take on a safari experience, with

its large and spacious tents each having a four-poster bed, en-suite bathroom and private verandah. From here guests can watch the near-constant display of elephant, buffalo, antelope and zebra coming to drink and play. Add to this delicious food and fine service for an ideal break.

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Twice daily game drives Guided walks Swimming pool Visits to nearby Tharaka tribal village 05 Separate private villa for families

Elsa’s Kopje

Meru National Park

One of the most famous lodges in Africa, this one is named after Elsa the lioness made famous in the film “Born Free”, who was released into the wild here at Meru National Park. Nine stone and thatched cottages blend into the hillside and are barely visible as


guests approach the kopje. Each one is individually designed as well as being spacious and luxurious. There is also one double cottage which is ideal for families as well as Elsa’s Private House, which is set apart from the rest of the camp and has two double rooms and its own pool and garden.

Highlights 01 Guided bush drives and treks 02 Horse and camel rides 03 Microlight and helicopter excursions 04 Spa treatments 05 River rafting and rock climbing

Loisaba Laikipia

Just a few miles from the Equator, this private game reserve is set in over 60,000 acres of wild, dramatic landscape and multitudinous wildlife including the Big 5. The main lodge is set high on an escarpment with views that stretch to the

peaks of Mount Kenya and the Loldaiga Hills. As well as luxury rooms in the main lodge, accommodation includes a two bedroom cottage and four unique star beds which are built on raised platforms, partially covered by thatch, but which can be wheeled out onto a platform for magnificent nights under the African stars.

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Game drives and walks Horse and camel safaris Swimming pool Cultural tours to local Masai villages 05 Bird watching

Lewa Safari Camp Laikipia

In the northwest of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy sits this luxury tented camp surrounded by spectacular scenery with Mt Kenya as its dramatic backdrop. Along with twelve truly comfortable tents – ten doubles and two triples – the

public areas where guests meet for sundowners and dining are true to their African heritage, with much of the food sourced from local Masai suppliers. Wildlife in this area is spectacular with 440 bird varieties and 61 different types of mammal, including the elusive wild dog.


Highlights 01 Game drives 02 Guided forest walks 03 Swimming in natural rock pools

04 Cultural visits to Samburu families 05 Bird watching

Kitich Camp

Matthew’s Mountain Range

A magical location with mountain peaks, dense indigenous forests and a river glade in a remote valley - this is a lush African experience. There are just six tents in this gem of a hideaway each looking over the Ngeng River - and when you leave its confines you enter another enchanted experience.

For the forest is home not just to elephant, leopard and buffalo amongst other game, but also to spectacular butterflies and wild orchids, all of which can be sighted on the twice daily game drives.

Highlights 01 Walking and horse-riding safaris 02 18-hole championship golf course 03 Boating and fishing on the lake 04 Swimming pool 05 Day trips to Hell’s Gate

Great Rift Valley Lodge Lake Naivasha

A dramatic setting high on the Eburu Escarpment with unforgettable views across the world’s largest valley and the clear blue waters of Lake Naivasha makes each of the lodge’s rooms, a room with a view. The epitome of lakeside luxury, each room comes with its own balcony – ideal


for looking into the infinity that is the valley. Inside there are four-poster beds and en-suite bathrooms, while some rooms interlink to provide family accommodation. Set in the landscaped gardens are also a section of villas for those looking for a home from home experience, while the beautiful golf course is one of Africa’s finest.

Highlights 01 02 03 04 05

Daily game drives Guided bush walks Fishing and boat trips Swimming pool Tennis court

Kiangazi House Lake Naivasha

Enjoy gracious living in the bush in this elegant farmstead, set among sweeping lawns and lush gardens, which overlooks Lake Oloidien and part of Lake Naivasha. Built in traditional settlers’ style, the house, which is adjacent to the Oserian

Wildlife Sanctuary, offers just five spacious rooms plus comfortable sitting and dining areas. The waterholes below the house often mean guests do not need to move to see the animals, and although the grounds have a pool and tennis court, most guests prefer the view from the verandah, with a cool sundowner drink to hand.

Highlights 01 Guided drives and bush walks 02 Bird watching 03 Boat trips on Lake Naivasha

04 Heated swimming pool 05 Visits to the neighbouring flower farm – the world’s largest

Chui Lodge Lake Naivasha

A hidden gem within the Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary, the lodge offers luxury, privacy and a true bush experience. Surrounded by euphorbia trees and overlooking a waterhole, the eight guest cottages are constructed from local stone and wood with twisted marula roofs.

Inside, the textiles are all hand-made original African batik. The cottages are well spaced and placed for privacy and each comes with its own verandah, four-poster bed and fireplace.


Highlights 01 Two swimming pools 02 Snorkelling, scuba diving & kite-boarding 03 Dhow excursions 04 Horse riding on the beach 05 Spa treatments & yoga

Kinondo Kwetu Mombasa

A small self-contained luxury resort on the shores of the Indian Ocean on Kenya’s south coast - it’s the place to go when you want total relaxation and spoiling. There are a maximum of 38 guests at any one time, housed in a selection of

rooms and cottages, all furnished with Swahili antiquities and handicrafts. Guests are offered a myriad of activities or the opportunity to do nothing at all. It is also possible to take over all or part of the property for a wedding, party or celebration.

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Large swimming pool with swim-up bar Nature walks in the butterfly garden Wide choice of water-based activities Comprehensive spa menu Family rooms

Serena Beach Hotel & Spa Mombasa

The hotel’s architecture replicates a 13th century Swahili town with winding lanes, cobbled market squares, curved balconies and shady courtyards. On Shanzu Beach, the hotel offers calm and tranquillity alongside great food


and high action watersports. Accommodation is in a mixture of air-conditioned suites and rooms, all with traditional decorative elements such as Zanzibar carved doors and balconies, brass inlays and traditional furniture. At the hotels’ centre, to provide true relaxation, is the coral-built Maisha Mind, Body and Spirit Spa.

Highlights 01 02 03 04 05

Swimming and sailing Turtle-hatching programme Deep-sea fishing Canoeing through mangrove channels Boat trips to Lamu and Manda

Kiwayu Lodge Lamu

Just think perfect beach – an arc of silver sand fringed by the pale blue of the Indian Ocean and hedged by mangrove forests – this is Robinson Crusoe land. There are just 18 open-fronted beach bandas with huge amounts of space and verandahs festooned with hammocks and huge cushions. Glorious and tranquil by

day, and when the stars come out at night you can almost scoop up their reflections in the sea. There is a spacious central area for meeting, eating and drinking, but should you want privacy, the staff are attuned to bring you a picnic to any secluded spot on the beach or on a nearby island. And while the lodge is ideal for honeymooners, it is just as perfect for families.

Highlights 01 Dhow sailing trips 02 Snorkelling, wind-surfing & deep-sea fishing 03 Day trips to the ruined forts of Manda Island 04 Visits to historic Lamu town 05 Turtle nest visits

Kipungani Explorer Lamu

Kipungani is Swahili for “a place of fresh air” and this is exactly what guests expect on this beachside resort, just a 30 minute boat ride from the mainland. Boho luxury is what the resort projects with its 13 thatched chalets, all in their

own space for privacy and seclusion overlooking the Kipungani Channel. Each chalet, with its own verandah which faces the ocean, is made from local materials – mangrove poles and palm leaves – and is furnished with traditional furniture, again all locally made, including large king-size beds.


Highlights 01 Heated swimming pool 02 Close to golf courses 03 Visits to local galleries

04 Hand feed giraffes at the nearby giraffe centre 05 Delicious home cooked food

House Of Waine Nairobi A tranquil retreat within a throbbing city, the House of Waine is elegant and calming to the senses. In an easily accessible suburb it is cocooned within a 2½ acre landscaped garden giving an ambience of solitude and tranquillity to travellers. All eleven rooms

are light and airy with spacious bathrooms and being just a short drive from the centre of Nairobi with its shops, markets and liveliness, this is the ideal place to base yourself when visiting the city, either before or after a Kenyan safari.

Itinerary: Kenya In Style The very best of Kenya is experienced on this superlative trip – exquisite lodges in Amboseli, Samburu & the Masai Mara, and a barefoot luxury hideaway on the coast. Day 1: Daytime flight to Nairobi. Transfer to stay overnight at House of Waine. One of Nairobi’s finest properties, this luxury hotel is situated in the leafy suburb of Karen and offers a relaxing stay and gourmet cuisine. (BB) Days 2-3: Fly to the Amboseli National Park for two nights at the award–winning Tortilis Camp. Eco-tourism at its finest, this camp enjoys astonishing views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro and has luxurious tents raised on stilts. (FB) Days 4-5: Fly via Nairobi to the Samburu National Reserve to stay for two nights at Sasaab. Situated above the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River and offering game drives, bush walks and camel rides, this stylishly-decorated lodge accommodates guests in Moroccan tents, each with their own private plunge pool. (FB)

Days 6-7: Fly to the Masai Mara to stay for two nights at Elephant Pepper Camp. This tented property is located on the northern edge of the Masai Mara and combines rustic simplicity with unalloyed luxury, with the undoubted attraction being its proximity to wonderful game-viewing areas. (FB) Days 8-10: Fly to Mombasa to stay three nights at Kinondo Kwetu. This magical retreat is the ultimate place to recharge after a safari and features a private beach, charming accommodation, spa, gym and a variety of watersports and activities, including yoga & horse-riding. (FB) Day 11: Fly to Nairobi to connect with overnight flight to the UK, arriving the following morning.

Cost from: £4275.00 per person, based on two sharing



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anzania & Zanzibar The vast plains of Tanzania provide some of the greatest game experiences in Africa with the wildlife there considered by many to be the best anywhere. It is particularly spectacular during the annual migration in which over a million wildebeest and more than 200,000 zebra head south every October and November, returning northwards after the long rains from April to June – an amazing experience to see and hear. This takes place through the Serengeti, the most famous of all East Africa’s safari parks, where the Masai have grazed their cattle for millennia and which they know as Siringitu “the place where the land moves on forever”.

to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in the northeast; the remote Selous Game Reserve; Olduvai Gorge where the fossil remains of the two million year old Nutcracker Man were discovered; the Ngorongoro Crater, an extinct volcanic caldera which provides nature’s own theme park for game; and the silken beaches of the Indian Ocean – and here is a destination that cannot disappoint. Head across to Zanzibar for the spices and souks, deserted beaches and pristine coral reefs, and the bazaars and Arabic architecture of Stone Town for a totally different side to your holiday.

For wide open spaces, great herds of game, and over 350 species of bird it is difficult to beat Tanzania. Add to that the chance


Facts Capital – Dodoma Currency – Tanzanian shilling Points of Entry – Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar Airlines – British Airways, Kenya Airways via Nairobi Flying Time – 9 hours 40 minutes Time Zone – GMT+3 Visa on arrival Medical requirements – Malaria prophylaxis & Yellow Fever vaccination recommended


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Climb Mt Kilimanjaro Take an early morning balloon ride over the Serengeti Explore Stone Town’s winding alleyways Visit Olduvai Gorge Relax on the white beaches of Zanzibar


Highlights 01 Canoe excursions on Lane Duluti 02 Guided bird watching 03 Mountain biking and trekking 04 Spa treatments 05 Cultural visits to local communities

Serena Mountain Village Arusha

A tranquil retreat in the heart of coffee plantations and away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Arusha - the town known as the gateway to safaris. The rooms are housed in a half moon of traditional rondaval stone-built circular dwellings, similar to a Masai village. Each has its own verandah and curved

French windows which allow great views of the flower-filled garden and the lake beyond. It’s the ideal place to relax before or after a safari or to prepare for a climb of the nearby Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain.

Highlights 01 Day and night game drives 02 Bird watching 03 Boating trips around the lake

04 Swimming pool 05 Guided nature and safari walks

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge Lake Manyara National Park

A place which offers lakeside tranquillity, volcanic splendour and adventure packed activities, the lodge is placed high above the lake with fantastic views across the Great Rift Valley.

with each room having a verandah from which to watch the lake shimmering with flamingos. Public areas are reached via a wooden bridge over a stream and consist of dining room, bar, infinity pool and a stunning observation point.

Accommodation is in circular thatched rooms based on traditional Masai bomas,

Highlights 01 Twice daily game drives 02 Crocodile viewing safaris at the Grumeti river 03 Swimming pool and sundeck 04 Guided safari walks 05 Spa treatments

KiraWira Luxury Tented Camp Serengeti National Park

This remote tented camp located in the park’s Western Corridor is the epitome of classic Edwardian safari luxury with its antique furniture, Persian rugs, roll-top baths and four poster beds. There are 25 spacious luxury tents each with a wide verandah and the services


of a personal valet. Dining is in a colonial-style room and there is a special sundowner terrace with amazing views across the bush. Should guests want something a little less formal, special bush breakfasts, lunches and dinners can also be organised.

Highlights 01 02 03 04 05

Twice daily game drives Guided bush walks Bird watching Hot-air balloon safaris Massages available

Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp Serengeti National Park

Located on one of the main annual migration corridors, right in the heart of the park, this camp provides a ringside seat to one of the greatest shows on earth as well as daily sightings of the Big Five.

Sixteen seriously luxurious tents are protected by granite towers which are three million years old – guests cannot get any closer to the heart of Africa, while at the same time enjoying full internet access.

Highlights 01 02 03 04 05

Daily game drives Guided nature walks Beauty treatments and massages Cultural visits to Masai villages Day trips to Olduvai Gorge

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge Ngorongoro Crater

A fine example of ecological architecture - camouflaged in river-stone and covered with indigenous creepers, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the crater, 600 metres below.

in an African style with Masai artefacts and has its own balcony so guests can watch the ever-changing game show on the floor of the magnificent crater, known as the eighth wonder of the world.

Virtually on the rim of the crater, and hugging the contours, each room is furnished

Highlights 01 Spectacular game viewing year round 02 Unique lodge design 03 Visits to Olduvai Gorge 04 Guided walks with the Masai 05 Cultural visits to local communities

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Ngorongoro Crater

An extraordinary piece of architecture sits on the rim of the largest unbroken caldera in the world; both are magical. Nearly three million years old, the caldera is shelter to thousands of animals.

The lodge is divided into three distinct camps, each of which comprises between six and twelve suites, plus a dining and sitting area. Each of the suites has its own private deck, sumptuous bathroom, fireplace and butler service.


Singita Grumeti Reserve This reserve offers the most exclusive and authentic experience in East Africa, and to provide this most luxurious of safari holidays Grumeti has partnered with Singita, the luxury lodge specialists. The reserve lies within the Serengeti National Park, thus giving some amazing panoramic views of the plains. Here in the wide open spaces guests can enjoy unsurpassed luxury and unparalleled wildlife viewing in one of three excellent lodges. Best of all, the lodges are adjacent to the western corridor of the park which forms part of the great migratory route, and all are family friendly and can offer a number of activities, from horse-riding to hot-air ballooning.

Singita Faru Faru Lodge A family-friendly property which overlooks the Grumeti River and a waterhole - guests can watch the game without ever moving from the spacious wooden deck. Eight spacious suites of colonial elegance and modern comfort plus the two-bedroom Villa Suite provide the accommodation – each has its own viewing deck and a special spotting scope for a closer look at the game and bird life.


Singita Sabora Tented Camp Bygone elegance in nine swish and spacious tents – each air-conditioned with its own bedroom, bathroom, dressing room and viewing deck. The latter, of course, comes with its own spotting scope. Even though the camp has the ambience of old colonial-style safaris, it also offers internet access, satellite TV, a gym, spa, tennis court and swimming pool.

Singita Sasakwa Lodge Right on top of Sasakwa Hill this ranch-style grand house offers breathtaking views of the plains all around it. African infinity plus fantastic wildlife is what this lodge is about. Accommodation is in a collection of cottages of between one and three bedrooms, all with private heated plunge pools – whilst those looking for true opulence can stay in the four bedroom Villa with its wrap around viewing deck.




01 Daily game drives 02 Family suite 03 Guided walks & mountain biking along the river 04 Heated swimming pool & spa 05 Great migration location

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Day and night game drives Mountain biking Guided walks Spa and gym Hot-air balloon trips

Horse-riding with professional guides Day and night game drives Guided walks Tennis courts and heated swimming pool Spa treatments


01 Twice daily game drives 02 All-day game drives with bush picnic

03 Swimming pool 04 Walking safaris 05 Bird watching

Jongomero Camp Ruaha National Park

A traditional and magical African wilderness experience is offered to guests here at Tanzania’s second largest National Park, with its plethora of game, flora and fauna. Shaded by magnificent acacia trees, this eight-tented suite lodge offers privacy

and seclusion along the banks of the sand river. Each suite is raised on a wooden platform and lies under a large thatched roof with its own spacious verandah. The camp is unfenced giving that extra frisson at night when passing elephants are just outside guest’s tents.

Highlights 01 02 03 04 05

Game drives River boat safaris Guided walks Fishing Bird watching

Selous Luxury Camp Selous Game Reserve

Situated on a seasonal tributary of the Rufiji River, this tented camp is hidden under thick thatched roofs and nestled among huge, shady trees. The silence and tranquillity is intense.

tributaries of the Rufiji River Delta attracts a great number of elephant, hippos, plains game and more than 440 species of bird. Accommodation is in twelve super-luxury tents – all with colonial style bathrooms and chandeliers.

Game and bird viewing is spectacular, particularly as the intricate waterways and

Highlights 01 02 03 04 05

Game drives River cruises Nature trails Body and beauty treatments Bush dinners

Mivumo River Lodge Selous Game Reserve

High above the plunging torrents of Stiegler’s Gorge and on the banks of the Rufiji River the lodge gives a truly special experience of life in the bush in this remote part of the Selous. Guests stay in one of twelve wooden chalets with a high vaulted thatched roof to

make the most of the light and the breezes. Each chalet is furnished in classical safari style with antiques, rattan furniture, marble basins and Edwardian chandeliers, and also boasts an exterior shower as well as a spacious private sun deck and plunge pool.


Highlights 01 Right in the heart of Stone Town 02 Swimming pool 03 Walking distance to restaurants and markets

04 Spa treatments 05 Exclusive beach club & restaurant

Zanzibar Serena Inn Zanzibar Island

Right on the seafront overlooking the turquoise waters of the Zanzibar Channel, this atmospheric hotel has been painstakingly restored and sits elegantly amongst landscaped gardens.

attributes of Swahili style, ethnic elegance and Arabic opulence. As well as intricately carved fretwork and gauzy fabrics, each has a wrought iron balcony, satellite TV and air-conditioning.

Each guestroom is cool and white, decorated and furnished in the traditional

Highlights 01 Walking distance of Stone Town’s cafes, galleries and shops 02 Experience traditional Zanzibari lifestyle 03 Unique rooms 04 Zanzibari restaurant 05 Calm oasis in centre of town

Beyt Al Chai Zanzibar Island

A piece of history which is now a boutique hotel in the heart of Stone Town. This traditional three-storey Zanzibari house was originally built as a home by a rich Arab merchant before becoming a tea house - it’s name means ‘The Stone Town Inn’.

Each of the six spacious suites is unique in design and detail with richly coloured silk and organza curtains and hangings, antique furniture and large ceiling fans.

Highlights 01 Scuba diving and snorkelling 02 Excursions to local spice farms 03 Deep sea fishing

04 Dhow cruises 05 Holistic therapies at the Peponi Spa

Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel Zanzibar Island

Barefoot luxury on the northern tip of the island is epitomised by this charming and understated hotel, which overlooks the beach and yet is surrounded by lush tropical gardens full of hibiscus, frangipani and bougainvillea.


Each room has either a balcony or a verandah, and is furnished and decorated in a cool contemporary style yet using local materials and handicrafts.

Highlights 01 02 03 04 05

Scuba diving and snorkelling Fitness centre Canoeing and sailing Frangipani Spa Yoga and meditation

Breezes Beach Club & Spa Zanzibar Island

An award-winning resort located on a seemingly endless white sandy beach provides total relaxation in spectacular surroundings. Make for it after a hot and dusty safari, for a honeymoon, or just as somewhere to enjoy with the family.

Each of the rooms is decorated in shades of ivory and stone and all have traditional wood carvings and hand-crafted furniture. The restaurants make full use of delicious fresh seafood and the local medley of spices, and there is also a wide range of water sports as well as a Spa.


01 Scuba diving including night dives 02 Fantastic snorkelling 03 Turtle laying and hatching programme 04 Superb cuisine 05 Deep sea fishing

Mnemba Island Lodge Zanzibar Island

An exquisite private island off the north east tip of Zanzibar is home to just ten romantic beach side bandas. Regarded as one of the best beach destinations anywhere in the world, this is where guests can truly get away from it all in luxurious surrounds.

Perfect white sand beaches edge the warm blue sea under which the coral reefs teem with marine life – almost 600 species of reef fish. Also on offer are seasonal sightings of humpback whales, whale sharks and three species of dolphin, plus fresh & innovative cuisine.

Highlights 01 02 03 04 05

Swimming and sailing Kite surfing school Snorkelling & scuba diving Private plunge pools Spa treatments

The Palms

Zanzibar Island

Located on what is recognised as one of the best beaches in the world, Bwejuu, this retreat on the south-east coast of the island is a true Robinson Crusoe experience. White sand, deep blue sea, constant sunshine, tropical gardens, private thatched

bandas on the beach and just six luxury villas each with its own large verandah, private plunge pool & butler – this is what makes The Palms so special. Of course guests can choose from a range of water sports as well as pampering treatments at the spa, but most just choose to rest, relax, recuperate and soak up the atmosphere.



Inspire: Artist Derric van Rensburg “Curious, but aggressive buffalo, surrounded by white Egrets, await a new day in the African bush. Will they all survive it, or will one of them fall prey to the lions roaring nearby? “


just a few degrees south of the equator, is the colour of emeralds from the forests and sapphires from the lakes. It is literally a jewel of a place. Known as the land of a thousand hills, for wherever you look you will find hills, mountains and volcanoes towering above. It is also the place where Dian Fossey fought off poachers and politicians to save the very rare African mountain gorilla. Now it is a country in recovery from the genocide which near devastated it, but its tourism and hospitality industry is already


Facts Capital – Kigali Currency – Rwandan Franc Point of Entry – Kigali Airlines – Kenya Airways via Nairobi Flying Time – 80 mins from Nairobi Time Zone – GMT+2 Visa on arrival Medical requirements – Malaria prophylaxis & Yellow Fever vaccination recommended.


back on track. Most visitors come to see the gorillas in the Parc National des Volcans, and with the number of permits to view these gentle giants strictly limited these need to be arranged well in advance. The gorillas are a magnificent sighting and one never forgotten, while the Parc itself is a dramatic chain of seven volcanoes which provide a border with both Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Activities 01 02 03 04 05

Track the mountain gorilla Visit the genocide memorials Take a boat trip on Lake Kivu Spot chimps in Nyungwe Trek to Dian Fossey’s grave


Highlights 01 Gorilla treks 02 Treks to see the Golden Monkeys 03 Birdwatching – Rwanda has 670 species 04 Visits to Lakes Bulera & Ruhondo 05 Lava flow excursions

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Parc National des Volcans

One of the most dramatic settings for one of the most dramatic wildlife experiences ever. It begins in the foothills of the Virungas, a chain of volcanoes stretching through Central Africa, and the experience is trekking to see the magnificent Mountain Gorilla.

Just minutes from the gates of the Parc National from which the treks begin, the lodge is the ideal place to base yourself. Accommodation is in stone-built cottages and suites, each with its own shaded verandah and indoor fireplace as well as spacious sitting, sleeping and bathing areas.

Highlights 01 Gorilla treks 02 Volcano climbing 03 Tracking the Golden Monkeys 04 Visits to the Dian Fossey research centre & grave 05 Helicopter transfers available

Virunga Lodge

Parc National des Volcans

A stunning location on a hillside close to the Parc with views across to the Virunga volcanoes and the lakes Ruhondo and Bulera, the lodge is one of the more remote and unique in Africa. Just eight eco-friendly, spacious, stone bandas provide the finest comfort after a


day’s gorilla trekking. Relax on your private verandah overlooking the lodge’s own sunken gardens with spectacular views of volcanoes and lakes – here you really feel as if you are in the heart of Africa. Dian Fossey’s Karisoke research centre is also nearby.

Highlights 01 Water sports on the lake 02 Walks to visit the local fishing communities 03 Boat trips 04 Wonderful views 05 Health club & spa

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel Gisenyi

A beach hotel in the heart of a landlocked country - this is it on the shore of Lake Kivu, Africa’s sixth largest lake. In addition to the beach the hotel sports a gym, a massage and beauty centre, swimming pool and tennis courts.

Accommodation is in 72 rooms and suites all with every modern comfort from air conditioning to satellite TV, and there is a wide choice of activities to choose from which can be arranged by the hotel.

Highlights 01 Swimming pool 02 Fully equipped fitness centre 03 WiFi access

04 Walking distance to local bars and restaurants 05 Just 10kms from the international airport

Kigali Serena Hotel Kigali

Right in the centre of the ambassadorial and commercial heart of the charming and safe capital city, this first class hotel offers every creature comfort to the modern traveller.

With a choice of luxury rooms and suites it is the ideal place to begin or finish a visit to this magical country of lakes, volcanoes and the glorious Mountain Gorilla. Guests can relax on the wide sundeck adjacent to the pool or at the Maisha Health Club.


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Although most visitors head straight for the great Lake Malawi, the country has some magnificent scenery with lush forests, magical mountains, great plains and game. However it is the lake that draws people to it time and time again.

Dubbed the lake of stars by Livingstone when he first saw it because of the clear and magical reflection of the stars at night, the lake, the world’s ninth largest, sits at the southern end of the Rift Valley and is a veritable playground for locals and visitors alike with its superb beaches and great fishing. It is also home to over 500 varieties of the tropical

Facts Capital – Lilongwe Currency – Malawian Kwacha Point of Entry – Lilongwe, Blantyre Airlines – via Johannesburg with South African Airways and via Nairobi with Kenya Airways Flying time – 2hrs 20 mins from Johannesburg or Nairobi Time Zone – GMT+2 Visa not required Medical requirements - Malaria prophylaxis recommended


cichlid fish, while in December on its shores a myriad of different species of orchid grow. As well as the wonders of the natural world, Malawi is also home to a number of archaeological and anthropological sites where fossils, Iron Age workings and rock paintings can be seen.

Activities 01 02 03 04 05

Take a catamaran across Lake Malawi Dive amongst the tropical fish Sample the tea estates Spot elephant in the Liwonde National Park Visit St Peter’s Cathedral on Likoma Island


Highlights 01 Infinity swimming pool 02 Cruises on a traditional dhow 03 Swimming, snorkelling & kayaking

04 Scuba diving 05 Guided village walks

Highlights 01 Private garden & swimming pool 02 In-room massages 03 WiFi and free internet access Complimentary gym 04 membership Breakfast served until 13h00 05

Pumulani Lodge Singita Sweni Lodge Lake Malawi Kruger National Park

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Highlights 01 Morning, afternoon and evening game drives 02 Guided walks 03 Birdwatching & game viewing by boat 04 Swimming pool 05 Cycling to local villages

Highlights 01 Private garden & swimming pool 02 In-room massages 03 WiFi and free internet access Complimentary gym 04 membership Breakfast served until 13h00 05

SingitaWilderness Mvuu LembomboLodge Lodge Kruger National Liwonde NationalPark Park

Guests boat to the banks of theRiver, Shire River Liwonde National Built onarrive stiltsby and flanking the Sweni this isinthe smallest of the Park, premier wildlife reserve, where eight spacious tented suites SingitaMalawi’s lodges and consists of just six luxury suites. are raised over a lagoon for glorious views. However there is nothing small about each suite, which consists of an indoor living area, bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers and sleeping area. The


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Highlights 01 02 03 04 05

Snorkelling and scuba-diving Sailing and windsurfing 9-hole golf course Tennis and squash Boating excursions

Club Makokola Lake Malawi

A lakeside paradise resort located on a palm-fringed beach on the southern shores of Lake Malawi.

A relaxing hideaway from which to do very little, or to enjoy the plethora of water and land based activities on offer.

Each of the 56 rooms and suites are designed in a traditional thatched rondavel style and lie just seconds from the golden sands.

Highlights 01 Walks and hikes 02 Birdwatching 03 Dhow or motor launch excursions on the lake 04 Snorkelling, swimming & sailing 05 Only accessible by boat

Nkwichi Lodge Lake Malawi

On the Mozambique shoreline of one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes, this lodge is remote and wildly romantic.

bed and spacious bathroom. Best of all, each chalet has its own private cove and the best outdoor bath you are ever likely to experience.

There are just seven chalets hidden in trees which overlook the white sandy beach, and yet they provide true privacy with their own verandah, four poster



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A true Robinson Crusoe hideaway it is the ideal holiday combination with a safari. Sybarites will prefer simply to stay soaking up the sun on the beaches while the more active will snorkel or dive - indeed head for the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park for some of the best snorkelling and diving. It is also the ideal place for big game fishing, whilst the Quirimbas Archipelago in the north of the country now boasts some of the world’s finest island hideaways. For a different perspective on the country head for the


Facts Capital – Maputo Currency – Mozambique Metical Point of Entry – Maputo, Vilanculos, Pemba Airlines – via Johannesburg with South African Airways, LAM Flying Time – 65 minutes from Johannesburg Time Zone – GMT +2 Visa on arrival Medical requirements - Malaria prophylaxis recommended.


Lugenda Wildlife Reserve, a vast untouched expanse bursting with wildlife, while those looking for fun should explore Maputo and Pemba. Maputo is a wonderful mix of European architecture with all the vividness of Africa, with its wide boulevards, colourful markets, pavement cafes and vibrant nightlife, with Pemba a slightly raffish coastal town with some good cafes, bars and markets. The almost-deserted Ibo Island is also fascinating, conjuring images of Zanzibar’s Stone Town or Kenya’s Lamu.

Activities 01 02 03 04 05

Island hop amongst the Bazaruto Archipelago Spot the elusive dugong (sea elephant) Enjoy a lobster supper in Maputo Take a sunset cruise on a dhow Marvel at world class dive sites


Highlights 01 Deep sea diving and snorkelling 02 Horse-riding, golf and tennis 03 Star-gazing and island tours 04 Magnificent spa 05 Dhow cruises

Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa Bazaruto Island

The archetypal island resort, Indigo Bay offers world class accommodation, amenities, spa and cuisine. The resort is part of the archipelago which is located in a Marine National Park and offers fantastic diving and fishing. Guests stay in a choice of beach

chalets or two bedroom villas, each of which has its own pool and is ideal for families. Add to that a superb, long white sandy beach, two glorious pools and a stunning cliff-top spa, and you have the ideal holiday hideaway.

Highlights 01 Diving and snorkelling 02 Sea kayaking and dhow cruises 03 Two bedroom villa for families 04 Landrover trips around the island 05 Castaway picnics

Benguerra Lodge Benguerra Island

An African island paradise on the north west of the island overlooking the magical Mozambique Channel and miles and miles of silvery sand. Guests stay in a choice of romantic casitas, spacious cabanas or an exclusive private two bedroom villa, however all provide the ultimate in seclusion and


luxury and are decorated in a contemporary fusion of East African and Asian styles. Some have private pools but all are just seconds from the beach, and the wide range of water sports on offer.

Highlights 01 Snorkelling, diving & fishing 02 Turtle and dugong spotting 03 Sunset cruises 04 Massage in your own private sala 05 Desert island picnics

Dugong Beach Lodge

Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary

Intimate and romantic, this hideaway luxury lodge is located within one of the most unique marine and wildlife sanctuaries. Right on a pristine beach it is the ideal resort for latter day Robinson Crusoes.

Accommodation is in luxury tented chalets or in one of the two bedroom villas. Each has its own private sala complete with daybeds, as well as direct access to the beach via wooden walkways. A myriad of water activities are available as is fantastic bird watching, as the sanctuary hosts more than 300 species.

Highlights 01 Dolphin, whale and dugong-spotting 02 Sunset dhow cruises 03 Massages 04 Candlelit beach dining 05 Turtle nesting programme


Benguerra Island

A luxury eco-boutique retreat, with 14 spacious and private villas – all with direct beach access, a plunge or infinity pool, indoor and outdoor showers as well as their own individual beach sala. For those looking for extra luxury and privacy two private villas are also

available, including the Presidential Villa which has a split level master suite, infinity pool, uninterrupted views across the ocean, a villa host and chef. A stylish restaurant, spa, funky beach bar and full range of water sports complete the paradise.


Highlights 01 02 03 04

Fishing and sailing Snorkelling and scuba diving Sunset cruises Cultural visits to nearby Ibo Island 05 Wake and knee boarding

Highlights 01 Private garden & swimming pool 02 In-room massages 03 WiFi and free internet access Complimentary gym 04 membership Breakfast served until 13h00 05

Matemo IslandLodge Resort Singita Sweni Quirimbas Archipelago Kruger National Park

Secluded, private romantic yet just a short minute flightoffrom Built on stilts andand flanking theand Sweni River, this is20the smallest the Pemba guests to thisoftropical It provides the ideal beach Singita brings lodges and consists just six paradise. luxury suites. experience to combine with a safari holiday. However there is nothing small about each suite, which consists of an indoor Accommodation is in 24with palm-thatched chalets the beach. living area, bathroom indoor andair-conditioned outdoor showers andalong sleeping area.

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Highlights 01 02 03 04 05

Honeymoon heaven Small and unspoilt Diving and snorkelling Deep sea fishing Sunset cruises & whale watching

Highlights 01 Private garden & swimming pool 02 In-room massages 03 WiFi and free internet access Complimentary gym 04 membership Breakfast served until 13h00 05

Singita Lembombo Medjumbe Private Island Lodge Kruger National Quirimbas Archipelago Park

Island lifestilts doesn’t any better than this. tiny isjewel surrounded by Built on and get flanking the Sweni River,A this the smallest of the white turquoise seassix and just suites. one kilometre long, it is the Singitasands, lodgeswarm and consists of just luxury perfect setting for a romantic retreat. However there is nothing small about each suite, which consists of an indoor living area, bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers and sleeping area. The


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Highlights 01 Infinity-edge salt water swimming pool 02 Island cruises and city excursions 03 Snorkelling, wind-surfing and scuba diving 04 Whale-watching in season 05 Big game fishing

Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa Pemba

The only deluxe hotel in the town which is the gateway to the Quirimbas Island Archipelago, over 30 unspoilt islands and the world’s best game fishing and diving. A blend of African and Arabian influences, of colonnades, turrets, archways,

fountains and pools, the hotel stretches out along a golden beach and offers a selection of rooms and suites as well as a number of two bedroom villas. It provides gracious staff, a host of activities, a pampering spa and delicious seafood.

Highlights 01 02 03 04 05

Game drives True wilderness experience Guided walks Bird watching Excursions to view pygmy paintings

Lugenda Wilderness Camp Lugenda Wildlife Reserve

A true wilderness experience in the remote and almost untouched Lugenda Wildlife Reserve. The camp overlooks the Lugenda River and has the Mecula Mountains as a backdrop. This was the first lodge in the Niassa Game Reserve in the furthest northern

corner of the country, and here guests can truly experience the vastness of Africa. There are just eight luxury tents which offer everything from king-size beds to ensuite bathrooms, while both the food and wine are of exceptional quality, and there is 42,000 square kilometres of wilderness and wildlife to explore.



Exquisite and exotic, Mauritius is an island for all seasons, all moods and all tastes.

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The interior offers mountains and forests, waterfalls and sparkling rivers alongside the occasional dormant volcano. Its high rainfall has helped make the soil rich and luxuriant which is why the vegetation is dense with more than 1000 indigenous plants, and is also why the island once got so rich from its sugar crops and plantations. Of all the Indian Ocean islands, Mauritius is the most cosmopolitan. For centuries it was a useful and strategic staging post for traders, wayfarers, pirates and conquerors and has absorbed what it needed from all of them

Facts Capital – Port Louis Currency – Mauritian Rupee Point of Entry – Mauritius Airport Airlines – British Airways Flying Time – 11 hours 40 mins Time Zone – GMT +4 Visa not required Medical requirements – None


– the French and English, the Indians and East Africans not to mention the Dutch and Chinese – in attitude, language, religion, food and joie de vivre. Its coastline is near perfect with acres of pristine beaches and bright blue seas – all fringed by coral reefs, which make the beaches not just desirable but also safe from the outer wildness of the ocean. As a result, Mauritius is a haven for both sun seekers and water sports aficionados – in short, the ideal holiday destination.

Activities 01 02 03 04 05

Learn to Scuba Dive Explore the Botanical Gardens at Pamplemousse Shop at the market in Port Louis Journey into the forests and mountains Enjoy Creole cuisine


Highlights 01 Four stunning beaches 02 Snorkelling, windsurfing, sailing & diving 03 Tennis and golf 04 Kids club 05 Large swimming pool

Le Touessrok

Trou d’Eau Douce Bay

Cool, chic and contemporary – this five star luxury resort offers great accommodation, good food and two private islands, including one which is home to a championship golf course. Add to that 24 hour butler service in each of its rooms and suites, all of which have

balconies or terraces overlooking the sea, a myriad of sporting activities on land and sea, kids club, fitness centre, Givenchy spa and the above mentioned Bernhard Langer-designed golf course. In fact everything the most discerning and demanding of holidaymakers could want.

Highlights 01 Holistic spa and beauty salon 02 Full menu of water sports 03 Fine dining

04 Floodlit tennis courts 05 Fitness centre

The Oberoi

Pointe aux Piments

Nestling in 20 acres of lush sub-tropical gardens are 76 spacious thatched pavilions and villas, some of which boast their own private pools and walled gardens.

The resort, whose architecture reflects the island’s cultural fusion of Asia, Africa and Europe, offers the guest every luxury – great water sports, a stunning holistic spa, superb accommodation, fine dining and charming & attentive staff.

Highlights 01 Wide choice of water sports 02 Outstanding service 03 Superb private villa perfect for families 04 Spa with its own lap pool 05 Hairdressers

One&Only Le Saint Geran Belle Mare

The most iconic hotel on the island and the leader in luxury holidays for more than twenty years. Located alongside a sheltered lagoon, a pale golden sandy beach and surrounded by a mass of swaying palms, the 162 sybaritic suites offer every known luxury


including a personal butler. Michelin-starred chefs, Alain Ducasse and Vineet Bhatia, are responsible for two of the restaurants on site, and there is also a super-glamorous spa, fully equipped gym, kids’ club for children and a nine hole Gary Player golf course – all the ingredients for a memorable holiday.

Highlights 01 Two wellness pavilions 02 Seven restaurants 03 Two 18 hole golf courses – free to residents 04 Some villas with private pools and butler service 05 Great children’s programme

Constance Belle Mare Plage Belle Mare

On a glorious two kilometre stretch of white coral beach on the island’s east coast is this luxury complex of rooms, suites, villas and golf. An ideal place for a family holiday as it offers private villas and interconnecting rooms, as well as a kids and a teens club. The resort also has a separate dining

area & menu for children, with babysitting services also available. Every type of land and water sport is on offer from squash to tennis and golf, and from undersea walking to fishing and scuba diving.

Highlights 01 Children’s Club 02 Guerlain spa 03 Three restaurants including a floating one 04 Putting green 05 Fully equipped gym

Constance Le Prince Maurice Poste de Flacq

Uber-luxury located on an isolated peninsula, surrounded by white sandy beaches on one side and a tranquil lagoon on the other. It is an all-suite property with spacious sleeping and living areas as well as a balcony or terrace. There are 76 suites in total, 8 of which are on stilts over

water, as well as 12 villas. A full menu of water sports is on offer including water-skiing, snorkelling and kayaking, while for landlubbers tennis and golf as well as squash are on the menu.


Highlights 01 Two freshwater swimming pools 02 Six restaurants 03 Mini-club for children, activity club for teens

04 Thalassotherapy spa 05 Fitness centre and tennis courts

Highlights Highlights 01 Private garden & swimming pool 02 In-room massages 03 WiFi and free internet access Complimentary gym 04 membership Breakfast served until 13h00 05

Legends Singita Sweni Lodge Grande Gaube Park Kruger National

Designed and and builtflanking using the tenets this of Feng this of lovely Built on stilts theancient Sweni River, is theShui, smallest the property on the north-east of the island devotes itself to enduring Singita lodges and consists ofcoast just six luxury suites. peace and harmony for its guests. However there is nothing small about each suite, which consists of an indoor The concept the five elements wood, water, showers fire, metaland andsleeping earth to bring living area, uses bathroom with indoorofand outdoor area.

tranquillity and balance throughout resort. Guests can choose fromand a host The large wooden viewing deck is the ideal for relaxing, game sighting forofa land and water-based – everything yoga to wind-surfing. There is true bush experience,activities a night under the starsfrom on the deck’s large day bed! For also tennis, a golf driving range, water-skiing alongsidebasis. scuba special events or celebrations the snorkelling lodge can beand booked on an exclusive diving, power boat tours and deep-sea fishing. Otherwise they can just laze on the beach or take advantage of the island’s only thalassotherapy spa.

Highlights 01 Kids club and activity club for teens 02 Four restaurants 03 Spa and fitness centre 04 Huge swimming pool 05 Pedal boats and glass bottomed boats

Highlights 01 Private garden & swimming pool 02 In-room massages 03 WiFi and free internet access Complimentary gym 04 membership Breakfast served until 13h00 05

Singita Beau Rivage Lembombo Lodge KrugerMare Belle National Park

Located a superb beach onthe the Sweni island’sRiver, east coast, star property Built on on stilts and flanking this isthis thefive smallest of the offers and great comfort. Singitaserious lodgesluxury and consists of just six luxury suites. Each of itsthere suitesisand villassmall are airy andeach spacious great views of the ocean, However nothing about suite,with which consists an indoor the lagoon the gardens. The and fouroutdoor restaurants offerand everything fine living area, and bathroom with indoor showers sleeping from area. The


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Highlights 01 02 03 04 05

Tennis and golf Water sports Cookery classes Yoga and meditation Fitness centre and spa

Shanti Maurice St Felix Thirty six acres of elegant escapism on the south coast of the island, the resort boasts pristine white sand, luxurious accommodation and a sublime spa.

Everything is geared to the wellbeing of the guest – from the spacious villas and suites, many of which have private pools or secluded courtyards, to the delicious food, most of which is sourced locally or comes from the property’s own vegetable and herb garden.

A comprehensive choice of water sports is available as are both golf and tennis, while the Nira Spa specialises in a range of treatments & therapies and is host to visiting masters.



Inspire: Artist Cobus Van Der Walt “My paintings capture moments that reflect not only my vision of the landscape, but the essential magic of the African continent itself – an environment of seemingly boundless proportions that merges total aridity with brimming fertility. “


If getting away from it all is what you truly desire, then head for the Seychelles, just over 100 tiny islands scattered across 455 square kilometres of Indian Ocean. They are, as the locals say, a thousand miles from anywhere, the African mainland being that far away while the Indian subcontinent is twice the distance in the other direction. And while they may be a sunworshippers paradise they are also a nature lovers dream come true – with giant turtles, some over 250 years old and giant fruit bats, one of the noisiest eaters on the planet - not to mention the birds.


Facts Capital – Victoria Currency – Seychellen Rupee Point of Entry – Mahe Airlines – Air Seychelles, Kenya Airways via Nairobi Flying Time – 10 hours Time Zone – GMT +4 Visa not required Medical requirements – None


There are birds on the Seychelles that you can see nowhere else in the world from the last flightless bird in the Indian Ocean, the whitethroated rail, (a younger version of the dodo), to the magpie robin, one of the most endangered species on earth with only 92 left. Add to that some of the most beautiful pristine beaches and clear seas miles away from anywhere, and you have true Robinson Crusoe territory.

Activities 01 02 03 04 05

Explore one of the world’s smallest capital cities Sail around the islands Ride an oxcart on La Digue Search for the Coco de Mer nut Do absolutely nothing


Highlights 01 Children’s club 02 Spa and gymnasium 03 18 hole championship golf course – free to residents 04 Floodlit tennis courts 05 Large choice of water sports


Constance Lemuria Resort Praslin Island

A luxury beach eco-resort on the north west of the island with not just luxury accommodation, but a turtle conservation programme, sybaritic spa and an 18 hole golf course.

from natural materials – wood, marble, stone and pink granite - and are set in luxuriant landscaped grounds. A feeling of space and tranquillity is felt throughout while the beaches are some of the best in the world.

The suites and villas, (each of the 9 villas has a private pool), are constructed

Highlights 01 02 03 04 05

Children’s club Five restaurants Water sports Fitness centre and spa Squash and tennis courts

Constance Ephelia Resort Mahe Island

Luxury in paradise – the resort is on two of the most beautiful beaches in Mahe and is surrounded by 120 hectares of lush, tropical vegetation. Accommodation is in a selection of suites and villas which include twelve family villas, twelve beach villas, ten spa villas and one magnificent presidential


villa, which even has its own gym and spa as well as pool and three bedrooms. The resort has four pools, five restaurants, a mini club, a host of water sport activities as well as tennis, squash, gym and a spa.

Highlights 01 02 03 04 05

Seven beaches Magnificent private dining options Sensuous spa Water sports Nature trails with resident ecologist

Frégate Island A private island of outstanding natural beauty just four degrees south of the equator and surrounded by pure white sandy beaches – of which there are seven.

With just sixteen villas the island is a temple to seclusion and sumptuous luxury. Nowhere can you enjoy peace and quiet so intensely as each villa is enclosed in its own garden with pool, gazebo and glorious views of the sea. Should you want a beach idyll - there

is one beach which is just for two how romantic is that? And while beaches surround the island, the interior is rich in flora and fauna and a guided walk with one of the island’s ecologists is a must, after which a visit to the Rock Spa, high on a cliff top, is perfect.


Highlights 01 02 03 04 05

Private infinity pools Choice of water sports Three restaurants Outstanding beach location Tennis court, spa and gym


Banyan Tree Mahe Island

Overlooking Intendance Bay with its pure white powder sand is this stunning resort of all pool villas – sheltered by tropical vegetation yet with spectacular views across the Indian Ocean. All have spacious verandahs and are a mixture of contemporary and colonial

plantation design. Some are located on the beach front, while others are hidden amongst the trees and great granite boulders which form the landscape. The award-winning spa has monumental views of the coast and the ocean with its indoor/outdoor treatment salas.

Highlights 01 Deep-sea fishing, kayaking and canoeing 02 Spa treatments 03 Meditation pavilion

04 VIK program (Very Important Kids) 05 Snorkelling and scuba diving


Mahe Island

A hedonistic hideaway on the southwest coast of the main island of Mahe, this is one of the most luxurious properties on the islands. Each of its 30 spacious villas comes complete with outdoor gazebo, day bed, swimming pool, a walled garden shower and private butler service. It couldn’t be

more seductive or more conducive to rest, repair and relaxation with magnificent views of the ocean and the sunsets. The grounds are so lush that they have won awards while the spa with its La Prairie beauty treatments, yoga and shiatsu has something for everyone. For the more active there are a number of water based activities are on offer as well as island hopping cruises and helicopter rides.

Highlights 01 02 03 04 05

Choice of water sports Hill-top spa Children’s activities Yoga classes Jogging trail in the jungle

Four Seasons Resort Mahe Island

Surrounded by jungle and built on stilts into the hillside, each of the suites and villas of this uber-luxurious resort has spectacular views of the ocean as well as its own plunge pool. Seclusion and privacy are the hallmarks of the resort with guests having ample time


and space to explore the beaches as well as the jungle - or simply the time to do nothing at all, except relax and rest. Dining is delicious either in the restaurants or in-villa, while the spa at the resort’s highest point is the ultimate in sybaritic pampering. The active can choose to scuba dive or snorkel, sail or surf while there is a host of children’s and family activities as well as baby-sitting services.

Highlights 01 Scuba diving and snorkelling 02 Floodlit tennis courts 03 Turtle, shark and manta ray sightings 04 Sailing, windsurfing & canoeing 05 A choice of empty beaches

Denis Island A magical retreat discovered by a French explorer in the late 18th century, and still almost as pristine and unspoilt with amazing bird and marine life, including turtles.

Accommodation is in 23 elegant luxury cottages, a spacious two bedroom family villa and an executive villa which is ideal for honeymooners. Each has an outdoor shower and private courtyard for extra privacy and seclusion.

The lodge and the island offers a real get-away-from-it-all island experience offering a holiday as removed from the stresses of daily life as it is possible to be – a true sanctuary.


Highlights 01 02 03 04 05

Swimming pool Private beach Scuba diving and snorkelling Candle-lit pool dinners Excursions to nearby islands

Hotel L’Archipel Praslin Island

A haven of peace and tranquillity in the north-eastern corner of the second largest island in the Seychelles archipelago, this deluxe hotel offers just 30 rooms and suites overlooking a private beach.

Set in a scented tropical garden the hotel offers a host of water based activities – from kayaking & island cruises to windsurfing & diving – as well as nature trails into the nearby Vallee de Mai National Park, the only place on earth where the unique and exotic Coco de Mer can be found.

Highlights 01 Conservation programme 02 Complimentary scuba diving and snorkelling 03 Mountain biking 04 Turtle monitoring programme 05 Spa and gym

North Island A magnificent and magical resort on its own private island, this is a conservation-orientated luxury lodge built from sustainable materials and decorated in a cool contemporary style. There are just eleven huge, two bedroom villas each overlooking the beach


and with a vast sitting and living area, shaded sala, private pool, large sleeping and bathing areas with indoor and outdoor shower, and a private golf buggy. The lodge has a no menu concept, which means that the chef will discuss with each guest what is available on a daily basis and what they would like to eat.


Inspire: Artist Greg Lourens “I use ancient tools, the simple pencil or fragile stick of charcoal, to remain close to my basic quest. This work is entitled UBUNTU.”

Itinerary: Safari & The Seychelles The perfect opportunity for the adventurous traveller to combine an exciting Big 5 safari with the natural wonders & beauty of one of the world’s finest archipelagos – the ultimate bush & beach break. Day 1: Overnight flight to Johannesburg. Days 2-4: Fly onward to Hoedspruit to stay for three nights at Simbambili Game Lodge. Decorated in Moroccan-style and offering private plunge pools and viewing decks, Simbambili promises guests a world-class safari experience. (FB) Day 5: Fly to Johannesburg to connect with overnight flight to The Seychelles. Days 6-9: Stay for four nights on Mahe Island at the Constance Ephelia Resort. A stunning resort situated on a beautiful

powder-white beach, it offers suites & villas, a great choice of water sports and a spa. (BB) Days 10-14: Fly to Praslin Island to stay for five nights at Hotel L’Archipel. Set overlooking a private beach in tropical gardens, there are just 30 rooms and suites, but a wide range of facilities and activities are on offer. (BB) Day 15: Fly to Mahe to connect with overnight flight to the UK, arriving the following morning.

Cost from: £3395.00 per person, based on two sharing



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A magical island, the world’s 4th largest, Madagascar is a vast mystical land just waiting to be discovered.



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Antananarivo Morondava




Indian Ocean

Tulear Vangaindrano

Ft Dauphin

200 km


A former French colony, it offers a beguiling range of things to do and see as well as many areas to be explored. Rich in flora and fauna, much of which is found nowhere else on earth, a typical trip can include the lemurs of the Perinet Reserve, the baobabs of Morondava, the whales of Sainte Marie and the narrow streets and alleyways of charming Antananarivo and, while the infrastructure may be poor, the rewards are rich.

Facts Capital – Antananarivo Currency – Ariary Point of Entry – Antananarivo, Nosy Be Airlines – Air Madagascar via Paris Kenya Airways via Nairobi South African Airways via Johannesburg Flying Time – 3 hours 15 mins from Johannesburg Time Zone – GMT +3 Visa on arrival Medical requirements – Malaria prophylaxis recommended


The jewel in Madagascar’s crown however, is the offshore island of Nosy Be and its outlying neighbours. Largely undeveloped but boasting direct flights from Europe and some superb beach hideaways, this really is island paradise. With whiter sands, clearer seas and more dramatic settings and sunsets than any of its Indian Ocean rivals, the idyll is completed by virgin beaches with nesting turtles and playful dolphins.

Activities 01 02 03 04 05

Spot many of the various species of lemur Enjoy a baguette or croissant in Antananarivo Track the turtles as they come ashore Marvel at the baobab landscape Take a sunset cruise dolphin-spotting


Highlights 01 Boat excursions to explore the archipelago 02 Snorkelling and canoeing 03 Tennis 04 Magnificent seafood 05 Beachside bar with sand floor

Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina Nosy Be

The ultimate in barefoot chic in this magical island hideaway with its three silver sand beaches and 25 beachside bungalows. This is where simple meets luxury with fine food, easy living and glorious warm blue seas.

Each of the spacious thatched bungalows has a large verandah complete with desert island must; a hammock and its own uninterrupted view of the sea. A host of water sports are on offer including scuba diving, while the idle can simply laze on the beach and enjoy a massage or a reflexology treatment.

Highlights 01 Guided trekking across the sandbank 02 Dolphin and whale watching excursions 03 Turtle tracking and nesting project 04 Family suites 05 Beach dinners

Nosy Iranja Lodge Nosy Be

Lying across the waters from Nosy Be on a private island, this luxury lodge offers sun-kissed beaches, natural coral reefs and a tropical climate, adding up to make a genuine paradise. There are just 29 suites and chalets, each with its own private terrace and


garden as well as a sea view and hammocks from which to enjoy it. The island offers a full menu of water sports from sailing and snorkelling to windsurfing and diving and it is also home to a hawksbill turtle breeding reserve where guests are encouraged to participate in its work and research.


01 Overnight stays on nearby islands 02 Childrens’ mini-park 03 Deep-sea fishing and scuba-diving 04 Spa with hammam, Jacuzzi and massage suites 05 Bicycles for hire

Vanila Hotel & Spa Nosy Be

Located on one of the finest beaches on this tropical isle just off the northwest coast of Madagascar, this hotel offers cool, calm and comfortable accommodation in a selection of rooms and suites overlooking either the gardens or the ocean.

Guests need never leave the glories of the white sandy beach or the comfort of the hotel’s two swimming pools. However, if they choose to, a daily programme of excursions is available - whether it is cycling to the local markets, sailing around the coastline or simply walking to the nearest village.

Highlights 01 Guided beach walks 02 Canoeing through mangroves 03 Deep-sea fishing

04 Windsurfing, waterskiing and catamaran sailing 05 Family accommodation

Anjajavy L’Hotel Majunga

A captivating and luxurious bolt-hole on a peninsula on the western side of Madagascar. Described as the peninsula at the end of the world - it is remote and romantic and can only be accessed by light aircraft. A Relais & Chateaux property, each of its 25 duplex villas have spacious living

and sleeping accommodation as well as a large terrace and a relaxation area on the top floor. Adjacent to a nature reserve which is home to lemurs, chameleon, birds of paradise, baobabs and over 1800 flora species, it is the ideal beach retreat to get away from it all.



is as exotic as it is exciting, from the tip of its snow-capped mountains in the High Atlas to the edge of the great Sahara desert, taking in along the way towns, villages, settlements and oases – some as old as time, not to mention the majesty of the Atlantic coast and the hedonistic warmth of the Mediterranean. It’s a place of history and mystery with great food, amazing markets, seriously luxurious hotels and riads, hidden palaces and secret gardens. From the deep red earth of the north and the great swathes of ochre and russet that make up the buildings and walls of the old Imperial cities of Fes and Marrakech, to the vibrant green patches that dot the desert alongside the silver of the shimmering heat, it is a land of colour, scents, music and bells – a place that reawakens all your senses.


Facts Capital – Rabat Currency – Dirham Point of Entry – Casablanca, Marrakech, Tangier Airlines – Royal Air Maroc, Easyjet Flying Time – 3hrs 30 mins Time Zone – GMT +1 Visa not required Medical requirements – None


Witness the silence of the desert and then the cacophony that is Djma El Fnaa, the magical main square of Marrakech with its snake charmers and story tellers, savour the scent of roses in the markets of Taroudant and Tangier and contrast that with the tanneries in the ancient city of Fes. A place of contrasting emotions and experiences, Morocco is a country visitors return to again and again – even if it is just for a weekend.

Activities 01 02 03 04 05

Explore the souks of Marrakech Savour the ancient city of Fes Hike in the Atlas Mountains Surf the waves of Essaouira Visit a Berber mountain village


Highlights 01 Close to the medina & Djma El Fnaa 02 Available for private rental 03 Stunning gardens 04 Heated swimming pool 05 Gourmet restaurant

Dar Rhizlane Marrakech

A charming little mini-palace with just nineteen rooms in a beautiful part of the city, close to the souks and to the amazing market place that is Djma El Fnaa. Covered in white bougainvillea and shaded by leafy trees, the entrance to the riad is hidden away and yet opens onto a magical courtyard with mosaic floors,

at whose centre is a pool and fountain. The whole setting offers peace and calm and yet is close to the frenzy of the city. All the rooms, which are named after women or flowers, have a terrace overlooking the garden and each is decorated in a melange of ethno-chic with Venetian mirrors, Berber rugs and Moroccan chandeliers.

Highlights 01 02 03 04

In the heart of the medina Complimentary airport transfers Traditional hammam Complimentary slippers and pre-dinner canapĂŠs 05 Perfect for private parties and special celebrations

Riad Farnatchi Marrakech

Created out of five smaller riads, this is a haven of luxury in one of the oldest parts of the city – indeed some its walls are more than 400 years old. Inside all is cool and contemporary with just nine super-comfortable suites and an exquisite roof terrace with glorious views – be there at sunrise, when a


magical light washes over the rooftops, or at sunset, when all is bathed in a golden glow. The ground floor consists of traditionally-proportioned rooms, all opening onto a courtyard - here guests can relax, take tea or dine. It also sports a hammam and pool with a jetstream, and there is also a swimming pool and garden outside the Medina where guests can spend the day.

Highlights 01 Walking distance to Djma El Fnaa 02 Four restaurants 03 Heated swimming pool 04 Tennis courts 05 Historic buildings

La Mamounia Marrakech

Not just the most famous hotel in North Africa but one of the most famous in the world, and it has recently been renovated and refurbished – taking three years and costing in excess of £100 million. Of course what this means is that this iconic Moorish/Art Deco palace is mouth-watering in every area. The rooms and suites are a glorious combination of traditional and modern, with carved woodwork, Moroccan tiling, WiFi

and satellite TV. The restaurants are a foodie’s joy; two have Michelin stars and the traditional Le Marocain is now housed in a riad-style building in the garden, whilst there is a stunning spa and state-of-the-art fitness centre which offers yoga, aerobics and pilates. The gardens are a real joy, described as an example of studied confusion with tumbling climbers, exotic roses, fruit trees and a number of olive trees over 100 years old. Former aficionados such as Winston Churchill & Marlene Dietrich would still feel at home here.

Highlights 01 Butler service 02 Luxury spa 03 State-of-the-art fitness studio 04 Walking distance to the main square and medina 05 Perfect for family groups

Royal Mansour Marrakech

Like no other hotel anywhere in Morocco, if not the world, this exquisite resort is built on three and a half hectares within the walls of the old city of Marrakech. Conceived as an authentic representation of a traditional medina, the hotel has dispensed with rooms and suites and instead offers accommodation in

53 private riads, each with its own courtyard, roof terrace and private pool. The decor showcases the best of traditional Moorish art in silks and stucco, carvings and tiles, and the central area of the hotel houses dining areas as well as lounges, a library and bar. Nestling in the exotic foliage of the gardens is the magnificent spa complete with traditional hammam.


Highlights 01 02 03 04 05

In the heart of the medina Ideal honeymoon retreat Private cinema Spa Three swimming pools

Highlights 01 Private garden & swimming pool 02 In-room massages 03 WiFi and free internet access Complimentary gym 04 membership Breakfast served until 13h00 05

Riad El Sweni Fenn Lodge Singita Marrakech Kruger National Park

A unique and and hip hotel right the heart the ismedina. Built of likethea Built on stilts flanking theinSweni River,ofthis the smallest fortress with outside wallsofalmost a luxury metre thick, Singita lodges and consists just six provides an oasis of peace and quiet. However there is nothing small about each suite, which consists of an indoor With suites – with all exquisitely restored the highest living just area,21bathroom indoor anddecorated outdoor and showers and to sleeping area.

standards, not onlyviewing does it have swimming pools,game a library and and a cinema The large wooden deckthree is ideal for relaxing, sighting for a but also abundance aofnight private areas thethe house – gardens andbed! terraces true bushanexperience, under thearound stars on deck’s large day For where guests enjoy seclusion read,can snooze or sunbathe. The main basis. terrace special eventscan or celebrations the to lodge be booked on an exclusive has some of the best views of the city and there is also a rose garden, herb garden and spa.

Highlights 01 Individual rooms, suites or villas available 02 Spa 03 Tennis courts and swimming pool 04 Lush surroundings 05 Beautiful interiors

Highlights 01 Private garden & swimming pool 02 In-room massages 03 WiFi and free internet access Complimentary gym 04 membership Breakfast served until 13h00 05

SingitaTamsna Jnane Lembombo Lodge Kruger National Park Marrakech

An collection of individual houses spread gardens in Builtelegant on stilts and flanking the Sweni River, thisthroughout is the smallest of the Palmeraie – theand greenest area of the Singita lodges consists of just sixcity. luxury suites. 24 rooms there are spread oversmall threeabout houses, with each decorated fusion of However is nothing each suite, which consistsinofa an indoor Oriental, European and African The nine acres of gardens living area, bathroom with indoorstyles. and outdoor showers andlandscaped sleeping area. The


have created as lush, edible landscapes which game provide much of thefor fruit and large been wooden viewing deck is ideal for relaxing, sighting and a true vegetables for theahouse. For those looking fordeck’s more privacy exclusiveness bush experience, night under the stars on the large dayand bed! For special there a numberthe of lodge villas can to rent. The rooms have either private eventsare or also celebrations be booked on an exclusive basis. terraces or roof gardens with great views of the garden and the Atlas Mountains beyond, and the hotel also offers swimming pools, a hammam and tennis court.

Highlights 01 Indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools 02 Gym and sauna 03 Floodlit tennis courts 04 Spa and traditional hammam 05 Excursions to local Berber villages

Kasbah Tamadot Asni

In the foothills of the High Atlas and a scant hour’s drive from Marrakech lies Sir Richard Branson’s Moroccan retreat, a beautifully and sensitively restored old fort. Accommodation is in 18 individually-designed rooms or 6 Berber tented suites,

all displaying a sensitive melange of contemporary style with traditional Moroccan colours, textures and patterns. And while the gardens are glorious, there are a number of excursions to the nearby mountains and villages which can be organised.

Highlights 01 Spa and traditional hammam 02 Member of Relais & Chateaux 03 Cultural visits to neighbouring villages 04 Sailing, wind-surfing & fishing 05 Billiard room

Heure Bleue Palais Essaouira

Located in the stylish Atlantic resort of Essaouira, this charmingly restored former palace offers a selection of rooms & suites which have been redesigned and decorated, taking into account the area’s Portuguese, African and Oriental influences.

The piece de resistance is the rooftop swimming pool which affords fabulous views across the port, the new town, the ramparts and the medina and, while it is difficult to leave, the sandy beach and the Atlantic waves are just a few minutes away.


Booking Conditions

All reservations are made with Cleveland Travel Limited trading as Africa Travel, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 2797491. In the following conditions the term company means Cleveland Travel Limited trading as Africa Travel, and the term customer means the person signing the booking form and all other persons on whose behalf he or she signs it. Consumer protection: All holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected, since we hold an Air Travel Organisers Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL3384. For further information visit the ATOL website at 1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY To make a holiday booking the customer should complete, sign and send in a booking form with a deposit of 20% of the holiday cost requested or the full amount if the booking is made within eight weeks of departure. The booking is accepted and the contract made when the company issues a confirmation invoice, which is usually within twenty four hours of receiving the booking form. 2. PAYMENTS Payment of all confirmation invoices must reach the company not later than eight weeks prior to departure. 3. AMENDMENTS AND CANCELLATION (i)Amendments The company will make every effort to assist you if you wish to alter your arrangements. Requests for an amendment must be in writing, signed by the signatory of the booking form. If the Company is successful in making your requested amendment then you must pay an amendment charge of £50.00 per booking. If the Company is not successful then there will be no charge. (ii) Cancellations All cancellations must be advised in writing, signed by the signatory of the booking form. Cancellations are effective on the day that they are received by the company. Recorded delivery is strongly recommended. The following cancellation charges (together with holiday insurance premium) will be payable, depending on the number of days prior to departure the company receives your notice of cancellation.

Days prior to departure date when written advice of cancellation More than 57 days 56 to 42 days 41 to 29 days 28 to 15 days 14 days

Received Percentage of total holiday cost Loss of deposit 30% of total holiday cost 75% of total holiday cost 90% of total holiday cost 100% of total holiday cost

(iii) Amendments by the company. After the confirmation invoice has been issued, the company makes every effort to operate all holidays as confirmed. In very rare circumstances, the company may have to modify your holiday before you depart. If the modification is significant the company will notify you as soon as practically possible and you will be entitled to: (a) take a substitute package of equivalent or superior quality at no extra cost to you; or (b) take a substitute package of lower quality and recover from the company the difference in value between the original arrangements and the new ones; or (c) have repaid to you as soon as possible all monies paid by you under the contract, whereupon your holiday arrangements will be cancelled. In addition, if the Company has to modify your holiday it will pay you compensation for non-performance of the contract (see table below for levels of compensation), if this is for any reason other than ‘force majeure’ (see below) Days prior to departure date when notification of change is sent

Minimum compensation per person

More than 42 days 29 to 42 days prior 15 to 20 days prior 0 to 14 days prior

£10.00 £20.00 £25.00 £30.00

‘Force majeure’ means unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond the Company’s control, the consequence of which neither the company nor its suppliers could avoid even if all due care had been exercised. This may include, but is not limited to, war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity (actual or threatened), industrial dispute, technical problems with transport, machinery or equipment, power failure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, flood, drought, adverse weather conditions and level of water in rivers. If the company becomes unable to provide a significant proportion of your holiday after it has commenced, suitable alternative arrangements will be made for you at no extra charge to you or, alternatively, you will be returned to your point of departure and given a pro rata refund for ground arrangements not received. You may also in such circumstances be entitled to compensation by the Company in accordance with the table above. (iv) Cancellation by the company If you fail to pay the balance of the holiday price at least eight weeks (fifty six days) before departure, the company will treat your booking as cancelled and levy the cancellation charge as set out in paragraph 3(ii) above. If the company is obliged to cancel your holiday in any other circumstances before departure, the company will use its best endeavours to offer alternative arrangements at no extra cost to you, or offer a substitute package of lower quality and you may recover from the company the difference in cost, or have repaid to you as soon as possible all monies paid by you. In addition, unless the cancellation has been caused by force majeure the company will pay you compensation as set out in paragraph 3(iii). (v) The company liability (i) We accept responsibility for ensuring that your travel arrangements, which you booked with us are supplied as described in our printed material and the services offered reach a reasonable standard. If any part is not provided as promised, we will pay you the appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements. (ii) We accept responsibility for death, injury or illness caused by the negligent acts and/or omissions of our employees, agents and suppliers, whilst acting within the scope of/or in the course of their employment in the provision of your travel arrangements. We will accordingly pay to you such damages as might have been awarded in such circumstances under English law. (iii) In respect of the services provided by air or sea carriers, our liability in all cases shall be limited in the manner provided by international conventions and conditions of carriage of our suppliers. Copies of these conventions and, conditions of carriage are available on request. Operational decisions may be taken by air or sea carriers and, airports and ferry terminals resulting in delays, diversions or re-scheduling, over which our company has no control. When such changes are made, our company will endeavour to minimise any inconvenience. (vi) If you have a problem If you have a problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g., hotel) and our local representative immediately, who will endeavour to put things right. Not only may prompt action enable you to enjoy your holiday, but it is also a legal requirement, the omission of which can substantially affect your rights against our company. If it is not possible to make the complaint to the appropriate organisation at the time, you should make contact with our company, so that our company can endeavour to resolve it. However, should a problem remain unresolved, a complaint should be made in writing to our company office manager within thirty days of your return. (vii) Our company price policy Our suggested itineraries are prepared many months before the start of your holiday and the prices quoted in them are for your guidance only. If at the time of booking the price has changed from that shown in our suggested itineraries, you will be told of the revised price applicable to the travel arrangements before you commit yourself.



Inspire: Artist Sharle Matthews “When we sleep, and dream, forms and thoughts seem to be more organic, and flowing. When we are awake, everything is more rigid, organised and we love to file things and put them in boxes.�


Inspire: Artist Tracy Payne “Inspired by the spiritual serenity and physical strength of the Shaolin monks of China I bring their essence home to Africa. Using ink and watercolour interprets my concerns in this portrait of a young African man.�

Creative Credits ARTISTS Nicolene C Swanepoel Nicolene investigates how animals function as cultural symbols, or rather, how animals are employed as vessels/bearers of human culture. Contemporary and historic human utilization of animals reflect analogous intra-specific behaviour – our exploitative attitudes towards animals mirror our often inhumane attitudes to each other. Contact: (photographer Wayne Oosthuizen) Derric van Rensburg Derric van Rensburg, internationally known for his ingenious impressionist flair, is one of South Africa’s top artists. Having always felt a profound connection to the natural environment, this versatile and prolific artist draws his inspiration from the abundant beauty found in the African landscape, as well as its wealth of wildlife. Works by Derric van Rensburg available from Carmel Art Cape Town – phone +27 (0)21 4213333 | email - | Janine Allen-Spies Janine Allen is a painter that revolutionises alchemistic and socio-scientific concepts to tackle issues such as illusive security and the politics of democracy. Natural pigments in relation to plasticized paints are often used as interactive media. She had won an award at Spier Contemporary 2010 and is a laureate of the UNESCO/Aschberg Residency Programme. Contact: Daniel Ting Chong Daniel Ting Chong (23) is fast emerging as one of Cape Town’s top creative talents following a series of art exhibitions, commissions from clients and design collaborations with leading international brands including Levi Strauss, Adidas, Nike and the Discovery Channel. contact: | Sharle Matthews Sharle was born in Grahamstown, South Africa, and received a BAFA degree from Rhodes University. She has been involved in art education while at the same time working as a full time artist. She recently took part in the Florence Biennale, where she was awarded second place for sculpture. Contact: Gail Catlin The inescapable power and authority of Gail Catlin’s work has generated her a reputation as one of South Africa’s most nimble and inventive technical innovators. This vibrantly expressive artist depicts the visual drama and excitement of the isolated African desert, the burning sun, and the landscapes and huge variety of wildlife and its endless cycles in her work Works by Gail Catlin available from Carmel Art Cape Town – phone +27 (0)21 4213333 | email - | Tracy Payne Tracy Payne was born in 1965 and lives in Cape Town. She graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town in 1987. Since then she has participated in numerous group exhibitions and is presently working towards her sixth solo exhibition to be held at the Irma Stern Museum in December 2011. Contact: | Cobus Van Der Walt Cobus van der Walt grew up in Stellenbosch near Cape Town. In pursuit of developing his interest in art, evident from a very early age, he completed a BA degree in Fine Arts at the University of Pretoria in 1991. Contact: Greg Lourens I draw the people of Africa. We live close to the earth and the rhythms of life. In each person I draw I attempt to express the wonder, dignity and essence of the human spirit. Contact: |

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