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A DIVERSIFIED PORTFOLIO OF TOURISM BUSINESSES

Tourvest Destination Management

The Tourvest Vision

Tourvest Destination Management comprises two business units, namely Inbound, which houses the Tourvest inbound wholesale companies responsible for the development, sales, marketing and operations of foreign leisure tourists travelling to the Sub-Saharan Africa region; and the Business & Sport Events (B.A.S.E.) division, which houses Tourvest companies specialised in sports tourism, conferences, incentives, events and educational travel. TDM as a whole consolidates central requirements and functions as well as product creation and innovation, amongst others:

“We are an African company, committed to our people, customers and suppliers, providing exceptional quality, service and value. With every customer interaction we bring the beat of Africa and Tourvest’s magic to the world.” This is achieved by: • • • • • •

being number one in Sub-Saharan Africa developing world-class businesses owning, developing and operating key strategic assets in Africa establishing successful foot-holds in key markets building sufficient strength to secure win-win relationships continuously investing in partnerships and technology building long-term relationships with travellers through the integration of our products, services and database

Tourvest is the leading tourism company in Sub Saharan Africa and operates five divisions, namely Tourvest Destination Management, Tourvest Travel Services, Tourvest Financial Services, Tourvest Product and Tourvest Retail.

• Centralised procurement of suppliers to maximise economies of scale where possible, whilst ensuring comprehensive product offering • Centralised product ownership and development including: • TDM Touring (nationwide scheduled day and overland tours) • TDM Pass (pre-paid discount voucher pass system) • TDM Travel Planner (travel documentation) • TDM VIP Card (value-add program offering multiple benefits and discounts) • TDM Beds (bulk pre-purchased accommodation consolidator) • TDM Transfers and Charters (point-to-point transfers, touring and vehicle logistics) • TDM Air (IATA registered ticketing consolidator) • TDM Solutions (centralised IT (information technology) and IS (information systems) infrastructure) • Centralised financial management, including accounting and IT back office infrastructure • Centralised human resources management, including training and upskilling programmes Tourvest Destination Management is a singular cohesive business unit from a management perspective, however a critical aspect of our philosophy is our multi-brand distribution strategy, which ensures our international trade partners enjoy the dedicated service levels, personal relationships and attention to detail they would expect from a smaller business, whilst receiving all of the benefits of dealing with the largest inbound tour operator in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Philosophy

The Tourvest Destination Management Philosophy Tourvest Destination Management prides itself on maintaining its leadership role within the Sub-Saharan tourism industry. To this end, we constantly re-evaluate and evolve our offerings to ensure that we remain one step ahead of other destination management companies, whilst working alongside our competitors to maximise the growth of our destination as a whole. Our philosophy to maintain our leadership role in inbound tourism is simple, yet profound. Leadership through pricing integrity, product offering and development Continuous development of our own product places us in the fortunate position of being able to offer much more than just a brokerage of services. In many cases we own our products, control the pricing and service delivery, adjust product to changing market circumstances and react swiftly to the changing demands of the international source markets. Tourvest Destination Management has an embedded philosophy of ensuring pricing integrity through the historically developed distribution channels of inbound tourism. This in essence means that we protect our overseas wholesale partners and their distribution mechanisms at all times. Being a one-stop shop for all Sub-Saharan Africa travel arrangements ensures our clients receive a complete seamless travel solution through any of our inbound brands. Each one of our brands specialises in specific source markets or is niched in a specific type of travel. Leadership through service The cornerstone of our service ethic is the consistency in the delivery of superior service levels. Our business achieves this through vigorous quality control management systems, ongoing staff investment to create an extensive knowledge pool, and strategic development of work processes that improve the interaction with our brands and their clients.

Leadership through partnerships The key to our success is our client development, and we thrive on assisting our clients in building and maintaining their own client bases. We believe that our clients are our partners and continue to create win-win scenarios and synergies for the mutual benefit of both parties concerned. At Tourvest Destination Management, we maintain the same partnership philosophy with our suppliers. Leadership through innovation Service industries are well known for reactive competitive behaviour, yet we have successfully managed to differentiate ourselves by being the innovation leaders in added value, new products, exclusive deals and automated service delivery. It is our philosophy to research and evaluate global tourism trends and evolve our product, business model and destination management offering on an ongoing basis. Leadership through adaptability Changes in the tourism industry are inevitable and a successful business model, in essence, hinges on the ability to react swiftly to the relevant circumstances in the Sub-Saharan Africa and global tourism industry. Irrespective of the economic climate, Tourvest Destination Management has the ability to adapt and create solutions to any challenge the tourism industry may present. Leadership through competitiveness, financial services and technology Being the largest wholesaler in Sub-Saharan Africa gives us certain advantages in contracting tourism products, all of which are reflected through our unique online rate and product distribution platforms with detailed pricing, terms, conditions and additional product information available on demand.

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Tourvest Destination Management is supported by a dynamic financial services division, which facilitates the handling of tens of thousands of bookings annually. Professionalism in the field of accounting, finance and information technology ensures that we maintain the highest standards at all times. Technology is central to the success of our business and we are committed to ensuring that all our systems exceed the expectations of our first world customers. Leadership through destination development Whilst our key focus is to develop our own business within the tourism arena, Tourvest Destination Management takes a responsible position to promote and develop the destination as a whole. To this end, we wholeheartedly support the efforts of SATSA (Southern Africa Tourism Services Association); TEP (Tourism Enterprise Programme); DEAT (Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism); SAT (South African Tourism); TGCSA (Tourism Grading Council of South Africa); FTTSA (Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa); TBCSA (Tourism Business Council of South Africa) and endeavour to take a leadership role on important industry matters. Leadership through Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE), employment equity and transformation Tourvest was acquired in 2008 by a BBBEE consortium led by Guma Tourism in partnership with Old Mutual Private Equity, the IDC and management. Tourvest’s new status as South Africa’s largest black-owned tourism group opens new opportunities for development and expansion for the company and gives it the ability to lead the transformation of the South African tourism industry.

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In addition to the development of our existing staff, from 2006 until the end of 2010, we have successfully trained and employed in their majority, 63 mostly black previously unemployed South Africans. Tourvest Destination Management embraces the spirit of employment equity and the company ensures that the preset goals are achieved. Leadership through human resources, training and staff retention Tourvest Destination Management strives to be the employer of choice within the tourism industry. We therefore endeavour to recruit the right candidates, develop skills through internal and external training in order to create career paths wherever possible, and to retain these staff members to maximise their contribution to the company’s progress. Tourvest Destination Management endeavours to create a suitable work environment, taking the health and well-being of our staff into account. Leadership through responsible tourism practices Tourvest Destination Management subscribes to the principle of sustainable environmental tourism. To this end, the company, in association with The Green Leaf Environmental Trust, continues to ensure that the negative impact our business and our supplier chain has on the environment, is minimised. We also ensure that our local community projects benefit from our charity drives and any exposure we are able to generate for them through our international partners in the tourism industry.

Tourvest Destination Management is fully committed to sustainable empowerment and transformation within our own business and through the entire tourism industry. We have always been very aware of our social responsibility towards economic development in South Africa.

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THE TDM ACADEMY Having taken the leadership role in creating our inbound learnership academy in 2006 for previously disadvantaged individuals, the TDM Academy, through our accredited training provider, Tourvest Travel Services, provides the necessary training and employment opportunities through theoretical and practical exposure. The coaching and mentorship component takes place at the TDM offices in Johannesburg, where learners are allocated a mentor who facilitates the application of theoretical training into a workplace skill. Each mentor is carefully selected, and is able to provide practical workplace experience and share knowledge and experience gained over many years. Having recognised the extreme shortage of skills in our industry, we believe that we have found a way to contribute towards skills development and employment creation; and to break the cycle of poverty and unemployment through the Academy’s unique education-to-employment model. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROJECTS

Responsible Considerations

“Yithuba Lami” – It’s my chance Yithuba Lami is a registered non-profit organisation that was founded in October 2003. The founder began a regular outreach program on the streets of Johannesburg, and subsequently founded a multi-purpose centre and shelter, called Dinaledi House, in Rossmore, west of Johannesburg. Dinaledi House is a home for children at risk and who live on the street. The centre focuses on developing the children holistically (academically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually), with a primary focus on helping them through their educational process in its various forms, and a secondary focus on re-integrating them into society. This is achieved by giving them a chance for a full and abundant life, and in so doing attempting to break the chain of poverty, unemployment, sexual exploitation and crime. Funding In order to assist with funding for the above projects, we have established a voluntary contribution system, in terms of which we invite our travel partners to nominate an amount, which they would like to contribute per booking. All funds collected will be distributed to the various projects based on their specific project requirements.

Mary’s Home Mary’s Home is located in Orange Farm, a township south of Johannesburg. This day facility provides day care to 35 children between the ages of 3 and 15 years old. Whilst Mary’s is in desperate need of financial assistance, opportunities exist to empower staff with much needed skills in the medium to long term, to make the project sustainable. To this end, Tourvest Destination Management is investing in opportunities to create skills, and helping the Home become self sufficient. One current active project is the building of ablution facilities and one combined class room/afternoon slumber area, and kitchen.

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Responsible Tourism

Tourvest Destination Management (TDM) has advanced to obtaining Green Leaf™ Environmental Standard certification in the responsible tourism walk.

The Journey The Green Leaf™ Environmental Standard has three programmes to enable eco-efficiency change:

We are proud to announce that the company has achieved a Green Leaf™ environmental Standard silver level of compliance set against a responsible tourism business framework of best practice in environmental, social and economic indicators.

The Green Leaf™ C2E Programme focuses on energy, water, waste and procurement no cost and low cost interventions, with the primary aim of investors in people, sustainability reporting, eco-efficiency, environmental and communications legislation, and return on investment.

The certification journey has required a championing team effort within TDM, incorporating our committed values to protecting the environment, uplifting our people and promoting responsible tourism practices whilst striving to work closely with suppliers and partners who share these same ideals.

Key deliverables of the programme are: • Raising environmental awareness; • Instilling an ethical environmental value system; • Increasing the product eco-efficiency through the use of environmentally responsible design, technology, and recyclable materials; • Reducing operating consumption and costs whilst increasing operating eco-efficiency; • Enabling an eco-efficient framework of measure for continual performance, improvement and sustainability.

Eco-efficiency principles have been the key to the success of achieving the Green Leaf™ silver level of compliance. We have adopted an integrated ‘eco-efficiency’ approach, focusing on no cost and low cost energy, water, waste and procurement interventions combined with managed corporate social investment projects. According to the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, “eco-efficiency is to become the next game changer”. TDM recognises the need to enhance its own vision of maintaining a state of triple bottom line compliance throughout the structures of our business and places eco-efficiency as part of its environmental value at the core of our operations.

The Green Leaf™ Carbon Off-Set Investor focuses on corporate social investment initiatives through sustainable and successful project selection, implementation, management and evaluation in respect to social, SMME development and voluntary carbon offset programmes. The Green Leaf™ Certification focuses on on-site verification and certification together with management review and continual improvement. The key deliverable to the programme is: Enhancing brand image amongst regulators, customers and the public through independent environmental verification and certification For more information on how to maximise on the Wilderness Foundation’s Green Leaf™ Environmental Standard visit www.greenleafecostandard. net or email green1@greenleafecostandard.net

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Starting with small interventions Tourvest Destination Management’s strategy started last year with the inauguration of the TDM Green Team. The team is made up of passionate managers and employees who give of their time to encourage an environmental value change within the organisation. Green Leaf™ Environmental Standard “enables and certifies the balance between business and nature”. Through Green Leaf™ Committed to Efficiency Programme (C2E), the TDM Green Team has amended operating policy in energy, water, waste and procurement efficiency. Too often our lights, computers, printers and air conditioners were left on outside of our operating hours. The TDM “Switch-Off Policy” has resulted in decreased operating expenditures. Simply a no cost change in company behavior has resulted in increased profitability. As a tourism leader, we see our role as measuring our supply chain with a view to encouraging our partners and suppliers to follow suit with their verification and/or certificate in environment, social and economic indicators. We care TDM and the tourism industry have an inherent responsibility to the environment. Tourism is based on the natural environment, be it South Africa’s diversity of people and cultures, the history and places we visit, the food and music we experience, the inspiration we give to entrepreneurship, the protection of our fauna and flora. Without the environment the tourism sector does not have an industry.

now one of the key elements considered before deciding on a destination – and responsible product choice within that green destination is a becoming a game changer. The South African Department of Tourism is finalising the standardisation of the National Responsible Tourism Minimum Standards with SABS, which we believe will allow the industry to plan for the future. Alignment with the global standardisation on Responsible Tourism will generate a consistency across continents to meet the end goal. We encourage you In the words of Dr. Ian Player, founder of the Wilderness Foundation “it is in the giving back to nature that we receive today in nature.” To this end, TDM and its brands encourage all partners and suppliers to follow a journey to responsible tourism certification. Our partnership with the Wilderness Foundations’ Green Leaf™ Environmental Standard enables partners and suppliers to make use of its unique online environmental management system, toolkits for the environment, socio economic development and economic upliftment projects, membership forums, green procurement and links providing solutions to responsible environmental, social and economic indicators.

International tourism trends, based on various surveys worldwide, indicate that responsible tourism practices have become ever more important to the traveller. (We acknowledge that price is the key factor in arriving on South African shores). The knowledge that they will contribute to the local economy, people or infrastructure positively, whilst enjoying their stay in a foreign country, is

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The Tourvest Destination Management travel product offering is both diverse and comprehensive. As the leader in the tourism industry, we pride ourselves in creating new and exciting ways to explore Sub Saharan Africa. Our full destination product range will ensure that even the most worldweary traveller to our shores will delight in the variation of opportunity. Regardless of whether you are looking for the companionship of fellow travellers on one of our scheduled tours or the personal exclusive experience of a highly tailor made special interest itinerary - we have the perfect travel solution for your needs. Our range of types of travel includes: Transfers And Shuttles We offer a full range of transfers and shuttle options for maximum flexibility, with the option of a meet and greet service for those who require the additional attention. The transfer and shuttle offering will enhance your stay regardless of the type of travel experience you have chosen. Day Tours From typical historic excursions to alternative and new attractions or adventures, all of our day tours are carefully designed to expose clients to the ultimate variety of attractions on offer. Day tours are offered in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Hazyview. Day tours are operated on a guaranteed scheduled basis or alternatively can be tailor made on a private basis to accommodate special interests.

Diverse Travel Experiences

Diverse Travel Experiences

Self Drive Tours Ideal for couples and small groups of travellers looking to experience the real Africa at their own pace. Many return travellers choose to travel on a self drive basis to revisit past highlights and experience new areas previously not included due to time constraints of their last visit. With our detailed Travel Planner documentation packs, countrywide back up infrastructure and Manager on Duty contacts, self drive holidays are fast becoming the most popular way to fully experience South Africa. Scheduled Tours Our tours are ideal for first time visitors to the country and single travellers looking to travel with like-minded companions. Our comprehensive range of varying classifications ensures that value for money is achieved. Having a wide range of guaranteed departures and the opportunity to book any of the scheduled itineraries on a private basis, these guided tours continue to provide well planned exciting value for money opportunities to explore South Africa. Overland Safaris For the more active and adventurous traveller between the ages of 18 and 55, we offer a wide range of overland expeditions throughout Sub Saharan Africa. All tours cover the highlights of the destination, but leave the beaten track to experience the great outdoors. Travel is conducted in specially designed safari trucks and enhanced with walking, hiking and a large range of optional extra activities.

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Diverse Travel Experiences

Luxury Rail Safaris Luxury rail safaris in Africa are designed to intrigue, enchant and romance visitors to Sub Saharan Africa. The luxury Blue Train, Rovos Rail, Premier Classe Train and the Shongololo Express are Southern Africa’s signature trains - world renowned for their superb service, indulgent furnishings, fine dining and naturally a highlight for train enthusiasts.

Special Interest All of our tours and safaris offer a multitude of experiences, and most touch on one form of special interest or another. For travellers looking for a more focused itinerary, centred around their unique passion or interest, our special interest itineraries are designed to enthrall and excite even the most jaded traveller.

City, Shopping and Entertainment Packages Although all of our itineraries include a wide variety of opportunities to enjoy the urban aspect of South Africa, we offer packages designed specifically to maximise this type of experience. City, shopping and entertainment packages are available in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Sun City. When purchasing a Travel Planner, you have access to your own professional shopper in Cape Town.

Adventure Activity Based Travel Southern Africa is an adventure and sport-lover’s paradise. With 3 500 km of coastline, snow-capped mountains, grassy plains, deserts, magnificent waterfalls and the highest bungee in the world, there is no African region that offers a greater variety of adventure activities.

Group, Conference, Event and Incentive Travel With the wide variety of activities and events on offer, group and incentive specialists are hard pressed to find another destination with as much creative potential. Most hotels, resorts and tourism entities are poised to ensure that whatever can be imagined, can be delivered and our long list of overwhelmed delegates and guests bear testament to the attention to detail and superior service delivery experienced. Custom Designed Tours Through the reservation process, your experienced tour designer will ask many questions to identify past travel preferences and experiences and translate this information into the perfect custom designed itinerary for you, taking your budget, special interests and objectives into account.

Event and Festival Focused Travel Africa is known to be a vibrant and energetic continent and it thus follows that a flamboyant array of annual film, music and dance festivals and sporting events such as the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup, are a big part of the allure of this charismatic continent. In addition to the numerous organised events, Southern Africa lends itself perfectly as the backdrop of personal events including weddings and honeymoons. Last Minute Room Only Vouchers TDM Pass vouchers are especially designed for travellers wanting the ultimate in flexibility and cost efficiency, whilst offering free exposure for quality properties to sell rooms at the last minute. These easy to use vouchers allow clients to explore the country at their leisure with no fixed itinerary, choosing suitable accommodation from a range of quality stopovers listed in the TDM Pass Guide.

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The TDM Connect Product Range

TDM Connect H2H (Host-To-Host System)

Accountability is Important… Justifiably, many travellers, young and old, still enjoy the assurance and accountability in dealing with a renowned tour-operator based in their own country, subject to the laws which protect their rights as the consumer. Modern travellers are combining the tour operator’s information and advice with their own extensive online research into a destination. The trend to use the internet as a research medium, and book via the traditional channel, has recently been re-enforced by disruptions to global travel due to natural disasters and other unforeseeable global events. The events left many travellers stranded, with no-one to contact in regard to their reservations. Adding Value… To create an attractive offering to the consumer who is often tempted to book directly, primarily based on more competitive pricing, today’s tour operator needs to be in a position to offer the same benefits as with a more direct approach, and in addition continue to offer the much sought assurance and accountability travellers are again holding in high regard. Enter TDM Connect… The most important advancements can be made by employing technology to aggregate supplier availability, rates and service descriptions into a single B2B system deployed through our wholesale tour operator channel, to allow further integration into B2C distribution by the wholesaler. This way the wholesaler and ultimately the retail agent can compete with the direct online channels favourably on all levels. The following TDM Connect solutions are available to our customers: • • •

Technology Solutions

Description Our Host-To-Host capabilities allow you as our client to connect directly into our reservation system via the Internet, utilising the XML connectivity capabilities of your own system. In short this option connects your system to ours, thereby greatly reducing the need for booking/availability request correspondence via the traditional consultant/e-mail or telephone channel. By connecting to our reservations system, you get instant availability of numerous services and the ability to book these via your own platform, i.e. no duplicate data capturing in your reservations team. Once connected to our Tourplan enabled system you can also relatively easily connect to tour operators in other countries utilising the Tourplan platform, with minimal further development work. Development is typically a medium-term process; on average around four months including testing. The cost of development is high on both sides and skilled application developers are required. TDM features an in-house development team to fulfil the development responsibilities on the TDM side of the system connection. Suitability A Host-To-Host development into our system is suitable to high-volume outbound operators with fixed product selections, stringent work processes and a suitable outbound reservations system, which is able to communicate via the XML Open Travel Alliance standard.

TDM Connect H2H (Host-To-Host XML System) TDM Connect B2B (Business-To-Business System) TDM Connect Air app (Rate Distribution Mechanism)

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Technology Solutions TDM Connect B2B (RaTES & RESERVATions) Description The ever-evolving TDM Connect B2B system allows our customers to connect directly into our reservation system via the internet, utilising a web-interface we have developed for this purpose. In short, our TDM Connect business-to-business solution provides access to our rates and reservation system via the internet. Activation of our online booking facility greatly reduces the need for booking/availability request correspondence via the traditional consultant/e-mail or telephone channel. Accessing our B2B platform results in rapid on-line product, rate and availability searches for accommodation, vehicle rental, select transfers, custom and packaged itineraries, as well as the optional ability to book and manage these in a real-time environment. Sub-user accounts can be created, - which greatly assists in managing the use of the application in a multi user environment. By utilising the system’s functionality, custom categorisation of preferred product into ‘Favourite’ folders is possible. This assists in faster product searches, collection of strategic product choices and assembly of select products for rate card production purposes. The display of rate and product information is a major feature of the system. Rate tables can be viewed per product, together with their complete validity ranges, child and cancellation policies. Rate tables and product information can be exported to rate cards in the MS Excel format. Bulk export of rates and information is also possible in a structured ‘CSV’ format, which makes the data suitable for import into third party systems.

Suitability The TDM Connect B2B system as a rate and information portal, is suitable to all tour operators/wholesalers. Small and medium-sized tour operators without large-scale outbound reservations systems can additionally benefit from the optional online booking facility. Any workstation with Internet access and a common web-browser is able to access the login-protected web application. TDM CONNECT AIR APP The introduction of online rate distribution via our new TDM Connect Air App has replaced the traditional MS Excel based ‘Full Destination Management Manual’. The all new TDM Air App is a lightweight Adobe Air desktop application, designed to distribute TDM net rates and product information. Once installed, the application resides on the computer desktop, from where it is intuitively and quickly accessible. As the application is built on the well-known Adobe Air platform, it is an absolutely risk free installation which does not interfere with any other programs or applications, and is compatible with both Microsoft and Apple Mac systems. To function, the application requires a stable internet connection. User-friendliness and up-to-date content is vitally important, and this is a key motivation for the transition to an online application-based display and distribution method. Key features include easy to use product search capabilities, extended product information, rate tables inclusive of their complete validity ranges, child/cancellation policies and regular updates of the information.

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DISTRIBUTION OF BRAND NETWORK Tourvest Destination Management offers operational offices in all major tourist centres throughout South Africa. Our head office is centrally located in Sandton, Johannesburg and satellite offices are located in Cape Town and Durban.

Value Added Services

The VIP Card’s listing of partners and benefits are available from the website (www.vipcard.co.za) and is also be included in our clients’ travel documentation. The VIP Card must be presented to the various establishments or suppliers in order to claim the value adds. The VIP Card does not expire and can be used on future return trips to South Africa.

A full list of contact details is included in all documentation packs, ensuring total peace of mind for clients travelling. Tourvest Destination Management enjoys a close working relationship with our strategic suppliers and regional brand companies; and in centres where we do not have our own office, we enjoy the diligent back up of these partners. These centres include Maun, Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Windhoek, Arusha and Nairobi. VIP CARD Tourvest Destination Management has recognised the international trend to enhance the best possible service and the most competitive rates with a vast choice of added value items. The credit card size VIP Card creates enormous value for our clients and we constantly offer new and exciting benefits that are sure to enhance your stay in South Africa. Every client of Tourvest Destination Management qualifies for the benefits that the card offers, regardless of services booked - completely free of charge and without any obligation whatsoever. Benefits are in the form of a financial discount on services provided; complimentary items such as a bottle of wine with dinner; reductions on excursions and day tours; shopping discounts on jewellery and curio sales; reduced entrance fees; discounted and even free treatments at various hotels and wellness centres. Clients are guaranteed a VIP rate of exchange when presenting the VIP Card at any American Express Foreign Exchange Branch.

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MANAGER ON DUTY 24-Hour Assistance Tourvest Destination Management and all its brands offer a unique Manager on Duty Service (MOD). This service is a 24 hour, 7 day a week emergency helpline for on the spot decisions and assistance. Outside of office hours, clients should please consult their client documentation for the relevant MOD number applicable to the division that is wholly responsible for their travel arrangements. This service is an important part of our vision in striving for client service excellence.

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NETCARE 911

BIDAIR SERVICES PREMIER AIRPORT LOUNGE

24-Hour Emergency Services Tourvest Destination Management considers it essential for all travellers to purchase comprehensive travel insurance in their country of origin. We will not compromise the safety standards and peace-of-mind touring, essential to a complete holistic product offering. We have therefore established a specialist facilitation relationship with Netcare 911 to medically assist passengers whilst travelling in South Africa.

Airport Lounges offer the perfect atmosphere away from the busy airport terminal with free drinks, alcohol, snacks, newspapers, comfy seating and a range of luxurious services at your disposal, making the airport a place of productivity and pleasure in the comfort of luxuriously appointed facilities. Whichever airline you fly with, irrespective of the class of ticket you hold or where you’re travelling to, you’ll be able to escape to the peace and calm of the lounge – especially useful if you experience unexpected delays or long transfer times.

Netcare 911 is a 24-hour medical emergency evacuation service available in South Africa and where necessary, Tourvest Destination Management will facilitate any requirement for this service that travellers may have through the 24-hour Manager on Duty network. The cost of Netcare 911 services are for the clients own account and are in general recoupable through their comprehensive travel insurance. Benefits • Emergency telephonic ‘911’ medical advice and information. Life saving medical advice and information by doctors, nurses and or ambulance personnel is relayed to callers for emergency aid to be administered while the medical team is en-route • Emergency medical response by road or air to the scene of medical emergency • Immediate response, either by road or air, staffed by doctors, nurses and paramedics, administering instant lifesaving treatments, resuscitation and stabilisation • Emotional support and tele-counselling following any traumatic event • Transfer of life saving medication or blood • Repatriation of patient or return of mortal remains • Medical travel information and advice

Tourvest Destination Management clients can purchase vouchers to access Premier Airport Lounges at: • OR Tambo International Airport’s terminal B • Cape Town International Airport’s domestic and international terminals • King Shaka International Airport’s domestic terminal • Port Elizabeth Airport’s domestic terminal • George Airport’s domestic terminal • East London Airport You will have access to a range of beverages and snacks, ablution facilities at some venues and business centres at these airports. Vouchers are issued at time of confirmation and included in client travel documentation. Professional Escorted Shopping Tourvest Destination Management offers dedicated shopping excursions for clients staying in the Gauteng and Cape Town areas, focusing on a wide range of curios, art, antiques, fashion, jewellery as well as famous South African diamonds and gemstones. This will allow quick and easy shopping, maximising your holiday time, focusing on the sights and sounds of the city. When purchasing a Travel Planner, clients will automatically receive a dedicated contact number to book your unforgettable half day or full day shopping experience directly with the professional shopper. Subject to the availability of a shopper at date requested with a minimum of three hours’ prior notice. Standard South African trading hours apply. Where possible, we have negotiated special discounts and added value for our clients. Tourvest Destination Management can facilitate transfers and language guides for clients staying in the major cities as well as facilitate the exportation of purchases all over the world by mail, courier and air or sea freight.

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TDM Beds

TDM Beds offers bulk pre-purchased accommodation secured at distressed inventory rates 365 days in the year in major tourist centres. As a result of long standing partnerships, Tourvest Destination Management has become increasingly price sensitive, therefore giving clients a competitive advantage. A major advantage for using TDM Beds is in-house availability of rooms and fantastic rates even in high season. Although common internationally, due to the size of the independent destination management companies, risk room procurement has historically not been possible in Southern Africa. TDM Beds is uniquely placed to offer this exceptional service and in its five years of operation has proven to not only be successful to Tourvest Destination Management, but for suppliers and clients alike.

For the 2011/12 season, room availability will be provided in: Hotel rooms in Cape Town city centre This vibey, novel, sizzling hotel is Cape Town personified. Boasting hip and ultra-cool bedrooms and funky reception areas. It is the place to be seen and heard, and it lies in the heart of the entertainment hub. Surrounded by exclusive dining establishments the hotel provides a never-ending stream of night-time entertainment. Hotel rooms near the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town Accommodation graced with an inspirational blend of South African art and contemporary elegance. Set in the heart of the Sea Point suburb, this Cape Town hotel is ideally located for a beach holiday and is only minutes away from the city centre and V&A Waterfront.

City hotel rooms in Johannesburg Situated in the exclusive suburb of Rosebank, the sights and sounds of cosmopolitan Johannesburg are close by, including three shopping malls and the legendary African Craft Market. This hotel is already renowned for its funky atmosphere and it promises to exceed all expectations to new and returning guests. Hotel rooms in Knysna on the Garden Route This hotel is nestled in the heart of the Garden Route, offering a unique guest experience with premium accommodation accentuated with scenic beauty and natural surrounds. Facing the warm Indian Ocean through the Knysna Heads, the hotel offers a tranquil stay in spacious rooms overlooking the magical Knysna lagoon and the historical train station. THE TDM BEDS BONANZA WINTER SPECIALS

A luxury private game lodge situated just outside Hoedspruit Nestled on 26 000 hectares of conservancy, this property prevails as one of the most unique game lodges in South Africa with spectacular Big Five viewing. With its thatched spires and earthy walls, ancient mystical ornaments and Pan-African cuisine this upmarket property offers a truly unique experience. Hotel rooms in Mpumalanga close to the Kruger National Park Situated in the beautiful Sabie River Valley is a little Eden, the perfect base from which to tour the heart of the Lowveld, the famous Kruger National Park and various Panorama Route sights.

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Customer specific TDM Beds Bonanza winter deals are available during the winter months (1st May to 31st August 2012). These special offers are designed to provide value add discount benefits to travellers in the form of stay for more pay for less deals and combination offer discounts by combining two or more TDM Beds properties into a package. Please contact the sales representative from your TDM brand for full details. Please note that these winter specials are only available if showcased in client specific primary brochures and must be incorporated into a package offer.

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TDM Transfers & Charters

Tourvest Destination Management Product

Memorable lifetime experiences in South Africa are not just made up of the breathtaking vistas, unique interaction with our flora and fauna and the cultural diversity, but the journeys that join them. Tourvest Destination Management (TDM) Transfers & Charters represents the best in value for money, service, safety, and vehicle quality that South Africa has to offer. We strive at all times to honour our promise of world class service excellence, and tweak our product offering on a continual basis, ensuring seamless transport solutions to enhance our reputation as leaders in inbound tourism. Best Value for Money Our consolidated vehicle procurement and stringent quality control measures ensure our clients’ complete peace of mind for all vehicle requirements. Best Service • Expertly trained professional driver/ tourist guides and chauffeurs. • Complimentary bottled water on every road transfer service in Johannesburg and Cape Town. • Friendly meet and assist services on arrival at major airports with complimentary documentation hand over service. • Check-in assistance at hotels. • A specialist team with many years of experience as touring logistics experts, and expertise in operational and logistical efficiencies. • Based on our country-wide infrastructure, the team is well positioned to offer a world-class service nationally. • 24hr Managers on Duty are empowered to make on the spot decisions and provide immediate solutions.

Best Luxury, Comfort and Quality In our Minivans, Touring Cars, Luxury Executive Sedans and Economy Sedans, passengers will find more than enough space, with all the room they need to move, whilst still maintaining a smooth ride, enhanced with all the extra comforts you would expect from Tourvest Destination Management. Highest Safety Assured Tourvest Destination Management will not compromise on international insurance requirements and safety standards and all vehicles provided by TDM Transfers & Charters carry the maximum passenger liability cover. Our modern touring vehicles haven’t just taken great strides forward in space and comfort but have also leapt forward when it comes to safety. Featured in all of our touring vehicles are: • First aid kit, fire extinguisher and warning triangle • Front and passenger airbags • ISOFIX child seat mountings • Anti-lock brake system, engine traction control, electronic differential lock and traction control system • 3-point inertia reel seat belts integrated into all seats in the passenger compartment

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TDM Guides and TDM Air

TDM GUIDES

TDM AIR

Tourvest Destination Management has identified the tourist guide selection process as fundamental to the enjoyment of all guided tours, and an added value service exclusive to Tourvest Destination Management brands.

Tourvest Destination Management’s IATA registered in-house ticketing division, TDM Air, focuses on providing our clients with the best possible service, airfares and routings available on all major airlines from any country.

The partnership between our comprehensive network of multi-lingual tourist guides and the selection expertise complements the seamless travel solutions required for maintaining Tourvest Destination Management’s leadership role in tourism.

Best Service • Professional consultation by highly qualified ticketing consultants led by a fully qualified senior travel agency manager with many years of experience in dealing with international, regional and domestic airfares. • 24hrs Manager on Duty to prevent unnecessary inconvenience caused with rescheduled and delayed flights or last minute itinerary changes. • IATA have converted all ticketing to E-Tickets (Electronic) which means all air tickets are now paperless and issued electronically, eradicating the problem of lost air tickets or not getting air tickets in time. All the traveller requires is an airline reference number and form of identification in order to travel.

After many years of interaction with the most sought after THETA registered tourist guides, we employ a choice selection of full and part time tourist guides based on their experience, knowledge of the regions of South Africa and language capabilities. Personalised Tourist Guide Selection In addition to generic tourist guide allocation, personalised guide selection is also available as an optional value added service on private tours. • Clients fill in a comprehensive questionnaire, detailing their special interests and preferences. • Our tours manager draws up a list of available guides that match the specifications. • A comprehensive description of each guide will be forwarded to the clients for the final selection. Please indicate your interest in this service at the time of quotation. We believe that this added service will ensure that our private touring clients are matched to the best of our ability for the ultimate touring experience.

Best Airfares • Unique ‘power pricing’ facility on our GDS system, which identifies the most competitive airfares available. • The full spectrum of published airfares as well as competitive IT airfares and low cost carriers to make your package very cost effective. • TDM Air has evolved to a simple transaction fee business model, ensuring extremely competitive service fees compared to other ticketing consolidators’ and airlines’ direct handling fees. Please consult with your TDM brand and request a quote from TDM Air, completing the seamless travel solution required to enhance our reputation as leaders in inbound tourism.

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TDM Pass and TDM Travel Planner

Tourvest Destination Management Product

TDM PASS

TDM TRAVEL PLANNER

The TDM Pass is a highly discounted room only voucher, valid for one night, offering travellers a unique way to explore this beautiful country, with maximum flexibility and financial savings in major tourist areas (as well as free exposure for quality properties to sell rooms at last minute).

Tourvest Destination Management prides itself on the quality of Travel Planner documentation options, exclusive to our clients. We conduct extensive research each year into clients needs and have refined the look and content of our documentation packs. Choose any of the three Travel Planners, best suited to your travelling needs and budget. All recommended to be included on all tours as the exact contents vary depending on the individual tour booked. All presented as a high quality souvenir in the form of our embroidered fabric zip-up folder (Deluxe Pack), or more compact packs (Travel Wallet and Travel Pack).

Travellers may book their stay no more than 3 days prior to arrival at the over 250 properties throughout South Africa listed in the TDM Pass Guide. The first night’s stay may be pre-booked on request and is subject to availability. All accommodation is offered on a room only basis, therefore allowing guests to choose their own dining options suitable for their budgets. All extras such as extra beds, child supplements, all meals, tourism levies, activities and services are to be settled directly before departure. The range includes a selection of fine South African hotels, B&B’s, guest houses and lodges, which may vary in style, size and ambience, but are all committed to the traditions of a warm South African welcome and contributing to a unique beach, bush or city experience. Validity: Vouchers are valid for travel between 01 November 2011 and 31 October 2012 Block out dates for this period: Festive Season - 15 December 2011 to 15 January 2012 Easter Weekend - 06 to 09 April 2012

All Travel Planners include the following: • Road Map book of South Africa • Welcome letter inclusive of your dedicated 24-hour Manager on Duty contact details • Information specific to the month you visit South Africa • Photo competition (only for self drive travellers) • Interesting information on the country, as well as the provinces you will be visiting • Travel tips (including how to be a responsible traveller) • Your itinerary with highlights or places of interest specific to your itinerary • Hotel contact details or brochures of the properties booked in your itinerary • VIP Card and VIP listing entitling travellers to value added benefits at a range of establishments around the country (inclusive of American Express VIP Foreign Exchange) • Service vouchers for all accommodation and services booked through your TDM brand • Day tours brochure Deluxe Pack Recommended on self drive tours, as it includes the above mentioned, as well as easy point-to-point directions of your itinerary. Travel Wallet A smaller, more cost effective version of the Deluxe Pack, also recommended for self drive tours. Travel Pack Ideal for clients who are not self driving, but are on scheduled transfers from property to property and would still like a Travel Pack with an itinerary as a souvenir or for detailing their travels.

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In house Partners

DYNAMIC IN-HOUSE CAR RENTAL CONSOLIDATOR

TDM CENTRAL RESERVATIONS

Over the past few years, the international travel trade has noticed the growing threat of direct consumer online transportation brokerages with no traditional trade infrastructure, possible neglect of road transportation laws and regulations as well as limited after sales service. In addition, transportation suppliers fluctuate their rates according to supply, often lowering the rates well below the contracted rates to attract last minute sales and to balance valley periods. The travel trade has thus far not been able to benefit from these rate fluctuations as the rates change daily and the manual administration involved is simply too cumbersome. In an initiative to remedy this situation, Tourvest Destination Management (TDM) has developed a focused reservations platform.

Tourvest Destination Management has a range of product that is made available to the domestic wholesale market at very competitive rates.

Scheduled suburban and overland transfers - Offering scheduled transfers to all major tourist areas - High quality vehicles with door to door service

Exclusive to Tourvest Destination Management brands, our in-house car rental consultants allow us to offer our partners excellent quality of service. These in-house divisions focus on everything from reservations and queries to product advice with speedy turn around times. The division located within TDM offices also focuses on the training of consultants on a regular and ongoing basis, focusing on new products and services available to all TDM trade partners. Should immediate information be required, these in-house divisions are available to TDM 24 hours a day.

Private suburban and overland transfers - Personalised transfers to major tourist areas

Airport meet and greet including documentation handling - Personalised welcome and assistance to next destination

Airline IATA ticketing - domestic; regional and international - In-house ticketing department offering competitive airfares

Offering a wide selection of quality vehicles throughout South Africa, Europcar in-house is one the first truly dynamic, integrated, international wholesale focused solutions to the challenges of car rental in our industry. The TDM in-house division of Europcar constantly monitors the market to ensure that TDM brands are always in a favourable position. Through this initiative, we endeavour to ensure that this aspect of tourism will be sustainable into the future for our travel partners.

• TDM Pass room only vouchers - Room only accommodation vouchers valid for various properties in South Africa - Last minute accommodation solution for properties

These include: • Scheduled Tours (overland and day tours) - Providing maximum excitement, interest and value for money - Giving utmost exposure to the highlights of South Africa - Regular departure dates

Travel Planner documentation - Personalised travel information and directions

To facilitate this we have a highly qualified reservations team and in-house training on our range of product will be given to client consultants.

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Cellular Partner

Tourvest Destination Management Product

Tourvest Destination Management, through its unique supplier relationships, is now able to provide the very latest in rental communication solutions to its travelling clients: Vodacom Rentals (a rental franchise of Vodacom, the leading cellular network in South Africa – Vodacom forms part of the Vodafone International Group of Companies) is the largest and leading mobile phone rental company in Africa offering the most extensive network coverage. Rental Services Offered: • Mobile Phone with SIM Card rental to international visitors • SIM Card only rental • Satellite Phone rentals (for people who will travel to areas where there is little or no cell phone coverage) from South Africa • 3G USB Modem rental • Blackberry Rentals • Tom Tom/Garmin GPS navigation unit SATELLITE MOBILE PHONE Through Vodacom we are able to offer you the most competitive satellite phone rental rates in South Africa. The Motorola 9505 satellite mobile phone is smaller, lighter and more resistant to water, dust and shock than ever before, and is ideal for industrial conditions, yet is appealing to the travelling professional. The handset uses the Iridium Satellite System, which is the only provider of truly global, mobile satellite solutions with complete coverage of the earth. The Motorola 9505 satellite mobile phone features are: smaller and lighter; packed with features, yet simple to use; Quick Access Interface ; water, shock & dust resistant for rugged environments; data dapable - Use your satellite phone to transmit data with an optional RS232 adapter; IrDA Port (for future applications) ; 21 language choices for prompts; Vibracall alert; illuminated holographic display; 2 free minutes per day of outgoing calls; incoming calls are free ; SMS facility and data available on request; an extensive range of accessories when hiring on request. BLACKBERRY 8520 CURVE “Push Technology Email so you can receive your email anywhere” We provide short-term rentals on the Blackberry 8520 Curve for travellers who need to have access to email facilities whilst on holiday. A once off

activation fee is charged for the Blackberry email service and thereafter it is simply a per day fee for the rental of the unit. The standard rental voice call rates will apply. GRASSHOPPER – 3G / HSDPA PREPAID MOBILE BROADBAND To provide the most convenient wireless internet access to travellers to South Africa, Vodacom Rentals has combined the best of WiFi hotspot technology with the extensive coverage of the Vodacom 3G / HSDPA network in South Africa. Grasshopper allows you to access your email and internet wherever Vodacom has coverage, with the comfort of managing your bandwidth and data usage via a prepaid service. The solution is plug and play and compatible with both PC and Apple MAC. TOM TOM GPS NAVIGATION UNIT Tourvest Destination Management is committed to providing a full range of true value added products and services and is now able to offer the Tom Tom GPS Navigation unit. The Tom Tom GPS unit provides: • User friendly interface with touch screen technology • Clear and accurate country wide voice navigation in a choice of languages • Turn by turn voice prompted guide with automatic route re calculation • Portable, powerful and simple to operate, provided with a car charger and windscreen mount • Quick reference guide to restaurants, gas/petrol stations, hospitals, shopping centre and much more B4IGO SIM PACKS FOR SOUTH AFRICA Getting your mobile number before you travel has never been easier. You can now simply logon to www.b4igo.travel and purchase a Vodacom Sim Pack with airtime, and have your Mobile Number emailed to you, 2 weeks before you arrive in South Africa. Collection of your sim pack takes place at the Vodacom Rentals outlets at OR Tambo International, Cape Town International and Durban International Airports and because the purchase takes place online, your Sim Pack and airtime is already loaded and you simply need to collect without worrying about any additional paperwork.

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Cellular Partner


OR Tambo International Airport OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) in Johannesburg is the air transport hub of Southern Africa, catering for more than 17 million passengers each year. There are two terminals, namely Terminal A and Terminal B. Terminal A extends from the Central Terminal Building (CTB) atrium to the north (previously the international terminal) and Terminal B extends south (previously the domestic terminal). Airlines will now process all passengers, regardless of their destination from one check-in area. Before you travel, please check which airlines are operating from each terminal. PARKING The accredited valet operator is Executive Carport - please ensure that you use this valet service, as using an illegal or unauthorised valet service at ORTIA could result in your vehicle being impounded or ticketed. Never leave your vehicle unattended in the drop-off and pick-up zones - it will be impounded. You will be fined for using the pick-up zones to wait for passengers. For your convenience, a new dedicated ‘Pick up and go’-parking facility is available - directly opposite the Terminal A - free for the first five minutes. A similar facility will soon be available for Terminal B. BAGGAGE STORAGE There is a luggage storage depot on the upper level of the underground parcade, near the main lift lobby, in Terminal A. You may leave any baggage at a daily rate. Open 24 hours seven days a week. PORTER SERVICES Baggage trolleys and full porter services are available at the demarcated areas in all airport terminals and along various drop-off zones. Visitors should only make use of porters displaying ACSA authorised permits and wearing bright orange uniforms and navy-blue shirts. They work exclusively for a general guide.

BUREAU DE CHANGE The foreign exchange outlets of ABSA, American Express, Rennies and Master Currency are all in the public concourse of Terminal A. ABSA Bank also has an outlet in the holding lounge of Terminal A, but this is not for the use of South Africans. VALUE ADDED TAX REFUNDS The VAT Refund outlet is situated in the Holding Lounge of Terminal A. Note that all invoices must be stamped by Customs officials (Public Concourse of the same terminal) before proceeding to the VAT Refund outlet. POSTAL SERVICES A Post Office is situated in Terminal A. A Postnet, offering business and postal services, is located in Terminal B. TELEPHONE SERVICES Public telephones are available in all terminals. Terminal B boasts a number of mobile phone shops and service providers, which sell and rent cell phones and airtime and accessories. SPECIAL NEEDS Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) is focused on ensuring that existing and new facilities within our airports meet the particular needs of disabled travellers and airport users. In the multi-storey parcade at ORTIA there are disabled parking bays at all levels, while the airport itself features special lifts, ramps, wheelchairs and toilets for the disabled. Passengers who require assistance boarding and disembarking from aircraft can make arrangements with the relevant airline when booking.

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Cape Town International Airport VALUE ADDED TAX REFUNDS Foreign visitors leaving South Africa may claim the VAT paid on purchases within South Africa from the VAT Refund Administrator. All purchases must be presented to the Administrator prior to check-in. The office is situated on the ground floor in the International Departures Terminal - ground level. After checkin and clearing customs, the value of the VAT, less commission is refunded. Once you have checked in and passed through passport control your VAT refund (less the administrator’s commission) is paid back at the VAT office on the ground floor of international departures, before passport control and the boarding gates.

Cape Town International Airport (CIA) is South Africa’s second largest airport. The airport plays an important representative role as a tourist’s first encounter with South Africa, often en route to the numerous attractions of the Western Cape. PARKING Valet parking is operated and managed by Katanga Executive Parking Services and should be booked in advance. They provide a valet parking service and lock up facility. A roaming shuttle service carries passengers throughout the car park to and from the terminal building.

POST OFFICE There is a retail postal agency offering full post office counter facilities situated alongside the Domestic Arrivals Terminal.

BAGGAGE STORAGE The left-luggage facility in the domestic arrivals terminal and Moda Exotica in the international departures terminal charge a daily rate irrespective of the size of the item.

SPECIAL NEEDS Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) is focused on ensuring that existing and new facilities within our airports meet the particular needs of disabled travellers and airport users. In the multi-storey parkade at Cape Town International Airport there are disabled parking bays at all levels, while the airport itself features special lifts, ramps, wheelchairs and toilets for the disabled. Passengers who require assistance boarding and disembarking from aircraft can make arrangements with the relevant airline when booking.

PORTER SERVICES The porters at Cape Town International Airport are identifiable by their orange and black uniforms. They are self-employed and rely on tips for income. BUREAU DE CHANGE Master Currency bureau de change is located in the international arrivals terminal. ABSA has a bank, a bureau de change and an ATM in the international and domestic departures terminals.

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South Africa

Introduction

South Africa is a magnificent country blessed with extraordinary natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage. As one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world, exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer a larger-than-life experience for the traveller in search of a truly unique and inspiring experience. Situated at the southern tip of the African continent, South Africa has a land area of 1.2 million square km (471 000 square miles), five times the size of Great Britain and greater than California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona combined. This impressive stretch of land runs from the great Limpopo River in the north, down to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Agulhas on the southernmost coast - a distance of nearly 2 000 km (1 240 miles). South Africa has common boundaries with the Republics of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, while the Republic of Mozambique and the Kingdom of Swaziland lie to the north east. Completely enclosed by South African territory in the south east is the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. South Africa’s climate runs from temperate to sub-tropical, its landscapes range from stark deserts and spectacular mountains to lush grasslands and forests, and its cultural diversity can be found in rural subsistence communities or in cities as sophisticated and cosmopolitan as anywhere in the world. South Africa is known for its abundant wildlife as well as its fantastic birding and eco-tourism possibilities. However, the real heart of this vibrant country is the diversity of people and cultures. The country has been touted as the Cradle of Humankind, because it was here that archaeologists discovered 2.5 million year old fossils as well as the 100,000 year old remains of modern humankind. BEACH PARADISE FOR HOLIDAY MAKERS Washed by the bracing Atlantic Ocean on the west and the warm Indian Ocean on the east, South Africa has 3 600 km of coastline (2 236 miles), ensuring no shortage of stunning beaches for lovers of sunshine and water sports. This coastline is swept by two major ocean currents - the warm south flowing MozambiqueAgulhas current and the cold Benguela. The former skirts the east and south coasts as far as Cape Agulhas, while the Benguela current flows northwards along the west coast as far as southern Angola. If you prefer to sample the playgrounds of the coasts, you’ll find ocean-side resorts alive with every kind of attraction - from fine hotels to glamorous leisure centres, from fishing and sailing to superb surfing and board-sailing. Consider Durban with its wide, white beaches, its Golden Mile of non-stop entertainment and amusement, its enticing Indian markets and emporiums. Now contrast Cape Town - the scenic splendour of Table Mountain, the sophistication of its worldclass shops and restaurants, and its rich history dating back to the 17th century. From heady nightlife to solitary beachcombing in secluded bays, South Africa’s coastal resorts offer a welcome that ensures visitors keep returning. A HAVEN FOR WILDLIFE Many visitors come to South Africa in search of its abundant wildlife, vigilantly tended in the country’s numerous game reserves and conservation areas. Africa’s big cats - lion, leopard and cheetah - still prowl the ranges of their ancestors, together with gigantic elephant, rhinoceros and hippopotamus. The country is also a magnet for bird-watchers, with over 800 recorded species. The activity of game watching itself offers a range of contrasts depending on the visitor’s tastes, from pampered luxury in the many private reserves with five-star opulence, to tented camps, sleeping-bags and camp-fires under the stars. A wide choice is offered in the Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest conservation area and the oldest national park in Africa. But whichever mode of accommodation you prefer, you will soon learn to look, listen, and appreciate every tiny sound, every sight and smell of bush life, with the expert help of bush rangers who are always eager to share their lore with guests. A DIVERSITY OF CULTURES South Africa is home to approximately 47 million people of various races and ancestry. The South African diverse cultures consist of the Nguni people (including the Zulu, Xhosa and Swazi) who account for two-thirds of the population; the Sotho-Tswana people (who include the southern, northern and western Sotho); the Tsonga; the Venda; Afrikaners (of Dutch origin); English; Coloureds; Indians; Khoi and San people. The remainder consists of people who have immigrated to South Africa from the rest of Africa, Europe and Asia and who all maintain a strong cultural identity. South Africa has eleven official languages, which besides English and Afrikaans are iNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda and Xitsonga. These indigenous languages are as different to each other as German is to Spanish. It’s this diversity of tongues that gives tourists their first clue about the broad spectrum of culture that makes South Africa the truly unique country that it is. A country where European meets traditional, where global trends rub shoulders with ancient customs and south welcomes north, east and west alike. Almost 80% of South Africa’s population adheres to the Christian faith. Other major religious groups are the Hindus, Muslims and Jews. A minority of South Africa’s population does not belong to any of the major religions, but regard themselves as traditionalists or of no specific religious affiliation. Freedom of worship is guaranteed by the Constitution, and official policy is one of noninterference in religious practices.

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Yet wildlife exists not only in the bushveld: South Africa’s coasts afford some of the best dolphin and whale-watching anywhere in the world, together with huge colonies of seal, penguin and countless water-birds. For those with an interest in the wondrous world of marine life, it was in the Indian Ocean off South Africa’s shores that the prehistoric Coelacanth, thought long extinct, was discovered. ECHOES OF THE PAST A mere 20 minutes from Johannesburg’s bustling modern metropolis, the Sterkfontein Caves provide an eerie sense of time standing still. Sterkfontein is a World Heritage Site, where fossils have been found dating back to the era when mankind first walked upright. No visitor should miss the prolific rock art of the early San people, still preserved in caves where they first made their homes. South Africa’s caves are a treasure house of wonders: some with signs of human habitation dating back to the Stone Age; others with geological marvels such as stalactites and stalagmites. The gentle, nomadic San (once known as the Bushmen) were hunter-gatherers who populated Southern Africa many millennia ago. Later came the Khoi Khoi (named Hottentots by the Dutch), the first indigenous people to trade with the European seafarers and settlers who landed on the southern coast. By the 17th century, the northern and eastern parts of the present South Africa had been occupied by the Xhosa, a people of different culture who used iron and kept cattle, and who was gradually migrating southwards.

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Introduction Health Visitors arriving from a yellow fever zone require a valid international yellow fever inoculation certificate (infants under the age of one are exempt). Malaria occurs in some parts of the east and northeast regions of South Africa. Antimalaria prophylactics are advisable year round. Entry requirements A valid passport is required. Passport holders of more than 80 countries, including the USA, Canada, Japan and the EU can visit without visas. Contact your nearest SA Tourism office or South African Consulate for an updated list.

The Zulu nation, by contrast, was the most warlike and fearless of the indigenous African people. Under the leadership of Shaka they built their empire in the early 19th century, when they swept into the area now known as KwaZulu-Natal. There were many battles between the Zulus and white settlers, and later with the invading British Army. Historic sites attract many visitors to the KwaZulu-Natal midlands. FRUITS OF THE EARTH If Johannesburg and the Reef were where the Great Gold Rush began, nowadays it is the Free State goldfields where the major part of South Africa’s gold-producing wealth is derived. Not content with lavishing this area with untold amounts of gold, nature also bestowed rich veins of platinum and diamonds. The diamond capital of the world is Kimberley in the mineral-rich Northern Cape. Kimberley was the focus of the world’s greatest Diamond Rush in the late 1800’s, which began when a child picked up a 21 carat stone. Many visitors are fascinated by the old mine-workings and museums devoted to this industry and many more are interested in acquiring a souvenir Of South Africa’s mineral wealth, whether by way of jewellery or objects d’art. For fruits of the earth of an altogether different kind, no visit to the Western Cape is complete without a tour of the wine routes, to sample an industry whose beginnings go back to the 17th century. Visitors to the estates receive a hearty welcome, completed with educational tours, wine tastings and the opportunity to purchase wines. This brief overview cannot hope to convey the extent of South Africa’s beauty, vibrancy and diversity; but if there is one aspect which must not be overlooked, it is the country’s rich floral life. The Garden Route of the Western Cape is one of the most beautiful country sides in the world; the St Lucia Wetlands is a protected World Heritage Site; and the Cape Floral Kingdom enjoys international status as one of the world’s six great Floral Kingdoms. Finally, Namaqualand is a magical place where visitors flock every spring to see carpets of flowers burst into gaudy profusion out of what seems an inhospitable desert landscape. TOURIST INFORMATION How to get there By Air - numerous international flights service Johannesburg and Cape Town, and an excellent network of domestic scheduled flights service all tourist centres within the country (please refer to page 23). By Road - South Africa drives on the left hand side of the road and has an excellent network of roads, linking the largest metropolitan areas to the remotest villages. Speed limits: urban areas 60 km/h, rural areas 100 km/h, freeways 120 km/h. Excessive speeding can result in imprisonment. An International Driving Permit is recommended for all self-drive clients (valid driver’s licenses are accepted, provided they have a clear photograph and English print). Coach tours operate daily nationwide with regular city bus services available. It is advisable not to use minibus taxis. Local taxis don’t cruise. Call the taxi companies or find them at a centrally located at city centres and major airports. By Rail - the Gautrain and Intercity train services are good. Currency 1 South African Rand (R) = 100 cents. Denominations: coins - 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2, R5 Notes - R10, R20, R50, R100, R200 Drinking water Tap water is 100% purified and safe to drink in major cities, towns and game reserves. Electricity 220/230 Volts AC

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Medical Services South Africa has excellent medical facilities, with doctors listed under ‘Medical Practitioners’ in the local telephone directories. Insurance covering travel, accidents, illness and hospitalisation is advised for the duration of your stay and must be arranged at time of booking. Climate Seasons are opposite to those of the northern hemisphere. Warm temperate conditions are typical of South Africa, making it a popular destination for sunshine-seekers. South Africa is renowned for almost twelve months of sunshine. From May to August, temperatures drop. April and May are the most temperate months. In the hot, humid KwaZuluNatal coast, Mpumalanga and the Limpopo Province, June and July are the ideal holiday months. The wide expanses of ocean on three sides of South Africa have a moderating influence on its climate. More apparent are the effects of the warm Agulhas and cold Benguela currents along the east and west coasts respectively. Durban (east coast) and Port Nolloth (west coast) lie more or less on the same latitude, yet there is a difference of at least 6 degrees centigrade in their mean annual temperatures. Temperatures Despite a latitudinal span of 13ºC, average annual temperatures are remarkably uniform throughout the country. Owing to the increase in the height of the plateau towards the northeast, there is hardly any increase in temperature from south to north, as might be expected. There is a striking contrast between temperatures on the east and west coasts. Temperatures above 32ºC are fairly common in summer, and frequently exceed 38ºC in the lower Orange River Valley and the Mpumalanga Lowveld. The average temperatures in degrees Celsius are: Summer Winter Cape Town (Western Cape) 24.0ºC 22.6ºC Johannesburg (Gauteng) 24.7ºC 18.0ºC Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape) 25.0ºC 20.0ºC Durban (KwaZulu-Natal) 25.5ºC 22.6ºC Polokwane (Limpopo) 27.0ºC 22.0ºC Pretoria / Tshwane (Gauteng) 27.5ºC 21.0ºC Nelspruit (Mpumalanga) 28.5ºC 23.0ºC Bloemfontein (Free State) 29.0ºC 18.5ºC Kimberley (Northern Cape) 32.0ºC 20.0ºC South Africa has an average annual rainfall of 464 mm, compared with a world average of 860 mm. About 20% of the country has a total annual rainfall of less than 200 mm, 48% between 200 and 600 mm, while only about 30% records more than 600 mm. Only the Western Cape experiences winter rainfall whilst the rest of the country has summer rains.

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Scheduled Tours

introduction South Africa is an expansive country, with many roads leading to many vistas. The unique ability of Tourvest Destination Management to select perfect routes is what makes each of its tours a classic and truly African experience. Over the years Tourvest Destination Management has developed tours departing each week, incorporating features which are typically South African. Our service providers of transportation, meals and accommodation are world-class, providing complete peace of mind. Many travellers use a scheduled tour as a reconnaissance, returning a second time to the same country as independent tourists. Around the world, scheduled tours have traditionally appealed to travellers who like to keep holiday arrangements safe and simple, while expecting maximum value for money.

Introduction Best Value for Money • We match the diverse requirements of visitors from around the world, to the diverse experiences to be had in South Africa. • In regions with a great abundance of travel choices, like Southern Africa, we have narrowed down an almost unlimited range of attractions to the specifics of core itineraries, ensuring these guests’ specific needs and interests can be accommodated. • We provide comprehensive tour itineraries for all interests. • We offer scheduled day and overland tour departures from: Johannesburg; Durban; Port Elizabeth and Cape Town (refer to our Departure Grid on page 30) • With our buying power we make sure that we get lowest rates from suppliers, making the tours affordable. Best Luxury and Comfort • All tours are conducted in a luxury air-conditioned minibus, luxury sedan or luxury 9 seater minivan with expert driver/guide. The tours that run in bigger luxury coaches have a driver and guide. • Driver/guides are able to more efficiently assess and relate to the dynamics of these smaller groups ensuring a quality, customer specific experience. Service Quality Assured • Tourvest Destination Management continually looks for new ways to strengthen partnerships with suppliers and clients. • Our client feedback is taken very seriously and all comments are investigated and actioned immediately. • Subtle changes are constantly being made to ensure that the tours are updated through suggestions and comments from our visitors, as ultimately it is their enjoyment that ensures our continued success. • We strive at all times to honour our promise of world-class service excellence and we refine our product offering wherever possible. • 24hrs Manager on Duty available to assist for total peace of mind. Tourvest Destination Management will continue to provide maximum excitement, interest and value for money to tourists looking for tried and tested routes giving utmost exposure to the highlights of South Africa. PRIVATE TOURS Private tours are offered on our full scheduled tours range, including our overland departures and day tours. These comprehensive countrywide tours are the product of years of experience and have been packaged, showcasing the most interesting routes and attractions available. Private touring benefits: • We achieve substantial value by extending our scheduled product buying power to the exclusive private tour passenger. Our competitive pre-costed rates are calculated and published up front for the entire product year, ensuring price consistency for your convenience. • Our ability to cater for specific language requirements creates enormous value. Our private tour packages are guaranteed in English, Dutch, German (and French, Spanish an Italian at a surcharge). • We hold a vast database of expert tourist guides varying in language, therefore any linguistic requirement can be expertly catered for. We believe that this innovative supplement to our private touring product offering reflects our vision of exacting service, ease of booking, competitive rates and with the added value of ensuring a private, intimate and personal lifetime experience for guests to enjoy.

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Tour Classification Scheduled Tours - Bronze Class This touring option is specifically designed for visitors who prefer a basic ‘essentials’ itinerary and offers a variety of optional sightseeing opportunities along the way. • Minimum of 2 passengers and a maximum of 25 passengers per luxury coach. • Accommodation is offered at 3-star properties on an ‘essentials’ meal plan as per itinerary. Scheduled Tours - Explorer Class Explorer Class tours are designed to introduce visitors to attractions in new areas, which are remote and less frequently travelled. • Minimum of 2 passengers, maximum is dependant on the vehicle. • Accommodation is based on the best quality accommodation available in the area and varies from quaint guesthouses to National Park style bungalows. Scheduled Tours - Silver Class This touring option is designed to expose clients to a variety of features, whether in a city landscape or an environmental wonderscape. • Minimum of 2 passengers and a maximum of 9 passengers per vehicle on certain overland sectors with vehicles of appropriate size on transport portion on some tours. • Accommodation ranges from upper 3-star to 4-star properties.

Day Tours From typical historical excursions to alternative and constantly changing urban happenings, all day tours are designed to expose clients to the ultimate variety of attractions and activities. Tourvest Destination Management offers day tours in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Hazyview. Insurance It is highly recommended on booking a scheduled tour that clients have personal travel insurance in place. Travel insurance is generally most easily purchased in one’s country of origin, however please consult with your TDM brand to assist in providing a comprehensive travel insurance policy should this be required at the time of quotation. Scheduled Tours Winter Savers Customer Specific Scheduled Tours Winter Saver offers on selected tours are available during the winter months (1st May to 31st August 2012). These special offers are designed to provide additional discount benefits to travellers in the form of city stay deals, tour upgrade offers and other value added service combinations. Please contact your sales representative for full details. Please note that these winter special offers may be brochured in client specific main brochures ONLY if formulated into a package offer.

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TOUR CODE

PAGE

DEPARTURE POINT

ARRIVAL POINT

NUMBER OF DAYS

START DAY

PICK-UP TIME

DROP-OFF TIME

JOHANNESBURG ~ HAZYVIEW ~ SUN CITY TIRB - S

32

Johannesburg

Cape Town

Refer Schedule

15

By arrangement

17h00

TIRS - S

34

Johannesburg

Cape Town

Sunday

12

By arrangement

17h00

TISD 01

36

Johannesburg

Durban

Monday

5

07h30

17h00

TISD 01 ADD NIGHT

36

Johannesburg

Durban

Saturday

6

07h30

17h00

TISD 05/2

38

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Mon, Wed, Fri

3

07h30

19h00

TIMP

40

PH Kruger Gate

PH Kruger Gate

Daily

Full Day

07h30

17h00

TIMM

40

PH Kruger Gate

PH Kruger Gate

Daily

Half Day

as per departure grid

as per departure grid

TIMA

40

PH Kruger Gate

PH Kruger Gate

Daily

Half Day

as per departure grid

as per departure grid

TIME

40

PH Kruger Gate

PH Kruger Gate

Daily

Half Day

14h00

17h30

TISD 06

41

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Sunday

4

07h30

17h30

TISD 08

42

Johannesburg

Durban

Monday

5

07h30

17h30

TIJR

43

Sandton/ Rosebank

Sandton/ Rosebank

Daily

Half Day

13h30 / 14h00

17h30

TIJF

43

Sandton/ Rosebank

Sandton/ Rosebank

Tue - Sun

Full Day

08h30 / 09h00

17h00

TIJS (AM/PM)

43

Sandton/ Rosebank

Sandton/ Rosebank

Daily

Half Day

08h30 / 12h30

13h00/ 17h00 17h30

TIJG

45

Sandton/ Rosebank

Sandton/ Rosebank

Wed - Sun

Half Day

12h30 / 13h00

TIJL

45

Sandton/ Rosebank

Sandton/ Rosebank

Daily

Full Day

14h30 / 15h00

22h00

TIJA

44

Sandton/ Rosebank

Sandton/ Rosebank

Tue - Sun

Half Day

12h30 / 13h00

17h30

TIPP

45

Sandton/ Rosebank

Sandton/ Rosebank

Daily

Half Day

12h30 / 13h00

17h30

TIJH

44

Sandton/ Rosebank

Sandton/ Rosebank

Daily

Full Day

09h00 / 09h30

17h30

TIJM

46

Sandton/ Rosebank

Sandton/ Rosebank

Daily

Full Day

08h30 / 09h00

17h30

TIJC

43

Sandton/ Rosebank

Sandton/ Rosebank

Daily

Half Day

07h45 / 08h15

22h00

TIJD

44

Sandton/ Rosebank

Sandton/ Rosebank

Daily

Half Day +

10h45/11h00

17h30

TIJP

46

Sandton/ Rosebank

Sandton/ Rosebank

Daily

Full Day +

06h00 / 06h30

18h30

TISE

46

Sun City Welcome Center

Sun City Welcome Center

Daily

Half Day

as per departure grid

as per departure grid

TISP

46

Sun City Welcome Center

Sun City Welcome Center

Daily

Half Day

as per departure grid

as per departure grid

TISD 10

48

Durban

Johannesburg

Saturday

5

07h00

17h00

TISD 10 ADD NIGHT

48

Durban

Johannesburg

Friday

6

07h00

17h00

DURBAN

TISD 12

49

Durban

Durban

Monday

3

07h30

17h00

TISD 13

50

Durban

Durban

Wed, Fri, Sun

3

09h00

16h00

TIDC

52

Durban

Durban

Daily

Half Day

08h30 / 09h00

13h00

TIDD

52

Durban

Durban

Daily

Full Day

08h30 / 09h00

17h00

TIDS

51

Durban

Durban

Tues, Thurs, Sat

Full Day

08h30 / 09h00

17h00

TIDT

51

Durban

Durban

Mon - Sat

Half Day

08h30 / 09h00

13h00

TIDM

51

Durban

Durban

Mon, Wed, Fri

Full Day +

06h00 / 06h30

19h00

PORT ELIZABETH TISD 20

54

Port Elizabeth

Cape Town

Thurs, Fri, Sun

3

08h00

17h00

TIPC

55

Summerstrand

Summerstrand

Daily

Half Day

16h00

20h00

TIPA

55

Summerstrand

Summerstrand

Daily

Full Day

09h00

17h30

TIPB

55

Summerstrand

Summerstrand

Daily

Full Day

08h30

17h30

TIRB - N

58

Cape Town

Johannesburg

Refer Schedule

15

By arrangement

17h00

TIRS - N

60

Cape Town

Johannesburg

Sunday

12

By arrangement

17h00

CAPE TOWN

TISD 40

62

Cape Town

CPT/ PLZ

Mon, Tues, Thurs

3

08h00

17h00 / 12h00 / 17h00

TISD 42

63

Cape Town

Cape Town

Monday

5

08h00

17h30

TISD 44

64

Cape Town

Cape Town

Saturday

3

08h00

17h30

TICC

66

Waterfront

Waterfront

Daily

Half Day

07h30 / 12h15

12h30 / 17h30

TICO

67

Waterfront

Flexible

Daily

Full Day

09h30

15h30

TICP

68

Waterfront

Waterfront

Daily

Full Day

08h30

17h00

TICS

68

Waterfront

Waterfront

Daily

Full Day +

05h00

17h00

TICW

68

Waterfront

Waterfront

Daily

Full Day

08h00

17h00

TICB

69

Waterfront

Waterfront

On request

Full Day

09h00

16h00

TICF

69

Waterfront

Waterfront

On request

Full Day

09h45

17h00

TICQ

69

Waterfront

Waterfront

On request Wed, Fri, Sun (Jul to Nov) Daily

Full Day

09h45

17h00

TICH

67

Waterfront

Waterfront

TICL

66

Waterfront

Waterfront

Full Day +

08h00

18h30

Full Day +

08h00

17h30

TIHP

68

Waterfront

Waterfront

Daily

Half Day

08h00

13h00

TIHW

68

Waterfront

Waterfront

Daily

Half Day

13h00

17h30

TICT

66

Waterfront

Waterfront

Daily

Half Day

08h00

13h00

TICN

67

Waterfront

Waterfront

Refer Schedule

Evening

17h30 (W) / 18h00 (S)

21h00 (W) / 21h30 (S)

Scheduled Departures Grid

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Scheduled Tours

Introduction

johannesburg

Apart from an exciting pleasure repertoire, superb hotels, restaurants and shopping centres pander to all tastes. Founded by gold prospectors in the 1880’s, the city is the vibrant economic hub of South Africa and offers all the attractions of a glittering, modern city. Nowadays, the upmarket hotels and restaurants are concentrated in the northern suburbs, where the shopping malls such as multi-storey Sandton City rank with the best around the globe. As well as a generous selection of museums of every kind, Johannesburg also has plenty of open spaces to enjoy, as well as a worldfamous Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Reminders of Johannesburg’s gold mining past are still to be found on the southern perimeter and are nowhere better captured than at Gold Reef City, a pleasure ground evoking the old pioneer days. Here visitors can, amongst other things, watch gold ingots being manufactured. Following the N1 southwards will take you to the Soweto turn-off, offering the opportunity to explore South Africa’s largest and best-known ‘Black City’. Take a tour of Soweto to appreciate its many contrasts of affluence and poverty, to see its well-equipped Baragwanath Hospital and enjoy an open-hearted welcome in the myriad shebeens and places of recreation. Exploring the north of Johannesburg will reward the visitor with a variety of destinations into the wild, with walking trails, nature reserves, bird sanctuaries and conservancy areas. And still farther north is historic Pretoria, the nation’s administrative capital, famous for its leafy streets and glorious Jacaranda trees. Amongst its notable landmarks are the Old Parliament, the Palace of Justice, the magnificent Union Buildings, the Voortrekker Monument commemorating the Great Trek of the 1830’s, and the Cullinan Diamond Mine, where the world’s largest diamond was found. The cultural diversity of Johannesburg and its surroundings is easily explored in the multitude of traditional restaurants, markets and cultural villages. A variety of Tourvest Destination Management day tours allows the traveller to enjoy a diverse and complete experience of all that this vibrant city has to offer.

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Johannesburg is high voltage nouveau riche territory, fast-paced and a fun, modern, cosmopolitan metropolis packed with vitality and verve.


Scheduled Tours

johannesburg

The South African Essentials Johannesburg to Cape Town

TIRB Southbound Bronze Class Tour

Highlights at a glance • Johannesburg • Mpumalanga • Panorama Route • Kruger National Park • Swaziland • Hluhluwe Game Reserve • iSimangaliso Wetland Park • Durban • Drakensberg • Wild Coast • Port Elizabeth • Garden Route • Cape Town • Cape Peninsula

Tour Information

Days 15 Days and 14 Nights Min/Max Participants Two / Twenty five Departure 2011 Nov 14, 28 2012 Jan 9, 23 Feb 13, 27 March 12, 26 April 9, 23 May 14 June 18 July 16 Aug 6, 20 Sept 10, 24 Oct 15,29 Accommodation Upper 3 star hotels and private game lodges Flights TDM Air can assist with flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg Vehicle Luxury Sedan / Microbus/ Coach Driver/Guide Services of THETA registered driver/ guide throughout tour. Open Safari Vehicle. Game drives with experienced ranger Languages Available English - German. Other language guides available on request booked on a private basis Visa / Passport Multiple entry visas for South Africa where applicable. For Swaziland entry, passport and visa conditions apply Included Meals: 14 breakfasts; 1 dinner; Entrance fees: Blyde River Canyon; Mac Mac Falls; Bourke’s Luck Potholes; Conservations fee into Kruger; Mandela Museum; Cango Caves; Safari Ostrich Farm; Wildlife Cheetah Ranch

Added Value

Day 1 | Monday Pick up from your Sandton hotel, depart Johannesburg and travel via Witbank, Belfast and Lydenburg, then crossing over the Long Tom Pass and arrive via the Mac Mac Falls in the small town of Pilgrim’s Rest, where the richest alluvial gold deposits in South Africa were discovered. We reach our destination, Ohrigstadt, in time for dinner (not included). Hannah Lodge or similar - bed and breakfast Day 2 | Tuesday We depart the lodge travelling along the Panorama Route visiting the sites of the Blyde River Canyon (one of the natural wonders of Africa), God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes before arriving at our destination on the outskirts of Hazyview. Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast Day 3 | Wednesday Spend the day in the Kruger National Park, looking for the wonderful flora and fauna. This park was proclaimed in 1926 and covers an area of about 21 500 km2. The topography of the park is consistent except for

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The South African Essentials (Continued) the mountainous South-Western section. From mammals, predators, reptiles and birds, there may be many opportunities for you to see the Big Five and capture your experience on camera. Optional full day game drive in an open safari vehicle is available Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast Day 4 | Thursday Travel through Swaziland, visiting the Ngwenya Glass factory and stopping for some traditional curios and souvenirs. Enjoy the views of the local population and their ways of living. Continue on through the border into KwaZulu-Natal to your overnight hotel. Protea Hotel Hluhluwe or similar - bed and breakfast Day 5 | Friday After a leisurely breakfast go on an optional open safari game drive into the well-known Hluhluwe Game Reserve or an optional boat cruise in the greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park, also known as iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Arrive at your hotel in Durban after a short orientational city tour. Balmoral Hotel or similar - bed and breakfast Day 6 | Saturday Leaving the coastal city of Durban we head into the great Drakensberg Mountains. This route is extremely scenic and passes many sights of magnificent beauty. Visit the Himeville Museum. Arrive at your destination. Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort or similar - bed and breakfast Day 7 | Sunday Full day at leisure to enjoy the wonderful views of the magnificent southern Drakensberg Mountains. Optional 4x4 adventure tour up Sani Pass and into Lesotho is available (passport and visa required). Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort or similar - bed and breakfast Day 8 | Monday An early departure leaves you with a view of the beautiful Sani Pass region, which for a long time was the only way for the people to transport products such as mohair, wool and peas from Lesotho to Natal. Make your way to your to the old Transkei region on the Wild Coast where you will overnight. Mbotyi Hotel or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast Day 9 | Tuesday After breakfast we head towards the Eastern Cape, passing through Umtata and visitng the Mandela Museum on our way to East London. This city at the mouth of the Buffalo River is South Africa’s only River Port. After lunch (not included) we stop in Grahamstown (fondly known as the city of Saints). This town is well known for its elegant 19th century architecture including historical buildings and beautiful churches. Arrive at your hotel in Port Elizabeth late afternoon. Kelway Hotel or similar - bed and breakfast Day 10 | Wednesday After breakfast we head towards the famous Garden Route, stopping at Storm’s River where photographic opportunities abound. Enjoy lunch at the first and only wine estate this far east of the Western Cape (not included). Arrive at your overnight destination. The Dunes Hotel and Resort or similar - bed and breakfast Day 11 | Thursday Full day at leisure. Spend the day next to the pool or take a walk on the beach. Optional full day tour available: this tour starts with a trip to Knysna Waterfront, then head towards the Western Head and enter the Featherbed Nature Reserve. A unimog drawn trailer will take you up to the reserve where you will enjoy lunch (included). On the way back to your hotel you stop for an interactive experience with the gentle giants at the Knysna Elephant Park. The Dunes Hotel and Resort or similar - bed and breakfast Day 12 | Friday Arrive in Oudtshoorn via George and the Outeniqua Pass. Visit the Safari Ostrich Show Farm, which is an operating farm where visitors can see large groups of these wonderful birds. A guided tour allows us to explore the ancient stalactites and stalagmites of the Cango Caves. A visit to the Cango Wildlife Ranch and Valley of Ancients and endangered species gives you a glimpse of many endangered animals in a safe environment. Protea Hotel Riempie Estate or similar - bed and breakfast Day 13 | Saturday Leaving via Route 62, driving through the Little Karoo to Montagu, Robertson and Worcester on our way to Cape Town. Lunch en route (not included). Protea Hotel Fire and Ice or similar - bed and breakfast Day 14 | Sunday Day at leisure in the “Mother City”. Optional full day Cape Point Tour available:sights of this tour include Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens; Cape of Good Hope Reserve; the funicular (optional extra) to reach the hillcrest at Cape of Good Hope; the penguin colony at Boulders Beach (optional) Chapman’s Peak (subject to the road being open); Hout Bay stop at the harbor; Sea Point. Protea Hotel Fire and Ice or similar - bed and breakfast Day 15 | Monday Optional morning Table Mountain (subject to cable way being open) and city tour available. Transfer to Cape Town international Airport in time for your homebound flight.

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Scheduled Tours

johannesburg

The South African Explorer Johannesburg to Cape Town

TIRS Southbound Silver Class Tour

Highlights at a glance • Johannesburg • Mpumalanga • Panorama Route • Kruger National Park • Swaziland • Hluhluwe Game Reserve • iSimangaliso Wetland Park • Shakaland • Durban • Port Elizabeth • Garden Route • Cape Town • Cape Peninsula

Tour Information

Days 12 Days and 11 Nights Min/Max Participants Two / Nine on the TISD 01 and the TISD 20 Two/Forty-four on the day tours Departure Sunday - Sandton CBD hotels at 07h30 Selected Airport Hotels at 08h15 Accommodation Upper 3 & 4 star hotels and private game lodges Flights TDM Air can assist with flights to Port Elizabeth from Durban Vehicle Luxury Sedan / Microbus/ Quantum Driver/Guide Services of THETA registered driver/ guide throughout tour. Open Safari Vehicle Game drives with experienced ranger Languages Available English - German. Other language guides available on request booked on a private basis Visa / Passport Multiple entry visas for South Africa where applicable. For Swaziland entry, passport and visa conditions apply Included Meals: 11 breakfasts; 2 dinners Entrance fees: Three Rondawels; Bourke’s Luck Potholes; Lisbon or Berlin Falls; Conservation Fee into Kruger National Park; Esitjeni Umphakatsi experience; Boat Cruise; Conservation fee for Tsitsikamma; Cango Caves; Safari Ostrich Farm

Added Value

Day 1 | Sunday On arrival in Johannesburg, your expert guide will meet and transfer you to your hotel (private basis). Embark on a half day city tour of Johannesburg. Highlights of this half day tour include: Johannesburg city sightseeing, Nelson Mandela Bridge, Newtown and Constitution Hill. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon. Crowne Plaza Rosebank or similar - bed and breakfast basis Day 2 | Monday Depart Johannesburg and travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom, Lydenburg and over the Abel Erasmus Pass. After passing through the J.G. Strijdom Tunnel, marvel at the mountainous scenery whilst passing through a homeland, formerly known as Lebowa. Continue to your private game lodge, near the Kruger National Park. Arrive in time for afternoon tea, followed by your evening game drive in an open safari vehicle. Return to the lodge for a diverse array of eclectic cuisine. Makalali Private Game Reserve or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast + 2 game viewing activities

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The South African Explorer (Continued) Day 3 | Tuesday Early morning bush walk or game drive, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the smaller species of Africa’s animal kingdom. After breakfast explore the breathtaking Panorama Route, featuring the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondawels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window and various waterfalls. Arrive at your overnight destination late afternoon. Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast Day 4 | Wednesday Early start to your day, by entering the world famous Kruger National Park, unrivalled for its diversity of flora, fauna and bird life, seeking the Big Five. Exit the park and travel to the Kingdom of Swaziland. Visit the Ngwenya glass factory en route to your hideaway in the Mlilwane Wildlife sanctuary. Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary or similar - bed and breakfast Day 5 | Thursday Enjoy a first-hand glimpse into Swaziland’s rich cultural heritage by visiting the Esitjeni Umphakatsi bordering Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, and experience this original interaction with the local people of this vibrant community, (weather depending). Leave the wonderful country of Swaziland and re-enter South Africa, making your way to the town of Hluhluwe. Protea Hotel Hluhluwe or similar - bed and breakfast Day 6 | Friday Early morning breakfast followed by a game drive in your closed vehicle in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Visit iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site (previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park). Enjoy a river cruise on the estuary. Highlights include prolific wetlands bird life, fish eagles, hippo and crocodiles. Continue south along Indian Ocean coastline, arriving in the bustling city of Durban during the late afternoon. Drop off at your hotel in Umhlanga Rocks. Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge or similar - bed and breakfast Day 7 | Saturday Morning at leisure. Semi-private transfer to King Shaka International Airport for your flight to Port Elizabeth (flight not included, can be booked by TDM Air). On arrival at Port Elizabeth Airport, semi-private transfer to your beachfront hotel. Protea Hotel Marine or similar - bed and breakfast Day 8 | Sunday Departing Port Elizabeth, enter the Garden Route via the high forests of the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the Bloukrans and Groot River Passes. Attractions visited in the Tsitsikamma Forest area include the Big Tree. Remember to keep an eye out for the rare Knysna Loerie. Gaze in awe at the scenery whilst crossing the bridge over the Storm’s River, where photographic opportunities abound. After lunch (not included) continue via the “millionaire’s playground” of Plettenberg Bay to South Africa’s “oyster capital,” Knysna. Enjoy a superb dinner (not included) at one of the nearby restaurants. Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or similar - bed and breakfast Day 9 | Monday Start the day with a scenic drive through Wildeness via Dolphin Point to George. Continue over the Outinequa Pass to Oudtshoorn. Here we visit the Safari Ostrich Ranch for a guided tour and traditional ostrich lunch (not included). After lunch, visit the Cango Caves, where a guided tour allows us to explore the ancient stalagmites and stalactites. En route back, visit endangered animals at the Cango Wildlife Ranch (optional and time permitting). After returning to the hotel, enjoy a hearty dinner (not included). Protea Hotel Riempies or similar - bed and breakfast Day 10 | Tuesday After an early breakfast, our journey to Cape Town begins. Leave the Klein Karoo; pass through the towns of Calitzdrop and Barrydale as the true diversity of landscapes is highlighted through the ever changing semi-desert areas. Over the folded sandstone mountains of the Huis River and Tradouw Passes on Route 62, arrive at the charming town of Swellendam. After travelling the plateau of expansive apple orchards in and around Grabouw, our day draws to an end with the first glimpse of Table Mountain from the top of Sir Lowry’s Pass. Drop off at your hotel in Cape Town. Protea Hotel Fire and Ice or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 11 | WEDNESDAY Full day Cape Highlights tour (English only). This full day tour includes Camps Bay; Hout Bay; Chapman’s Peak (subject to the road being open); the Cape of Good Hope Reserve; Simonstown; Muizenberg; one wine tasting of South African wines at a local wine estate; the University town of Stellenbosch.. Protea Hotel Fire and Ice or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 12 | THURSDAY Private transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your homebound flight.

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Scheduled Tours

johannesburg

Wildlife Discovery Southbound Johannesburg to Durban

TISD 01

Silver Class Tour

Highlights at a glance • Panorama Route • God’s Window • Blyde River Canyon • Bourke’s Luck Potholes • Kruger National Park • Swaziland • KwaZulu-Natal • Hluhluwe Game Reserve • St Lucia • Durban

Tour Information

Days 5 Days and 4 Nights Min/Max Participants Two / Nine Departure Monday – Sandton CBD hotels at 07h30 Selected Airport Hotels at 08h15 Accommodation Upper 3 star hotels and private game lodges Flights No flights required between Johannesburg and Durban. TDM Air can assist with flights to Johannesburg from Durban Vehicle Luxury Sedan / Microbus / Quantum Driver/Guide Services of THETA registered driver/ guide throughout tour. Optional Open Safari Vehicle Game drives with experienced ranger Languages Available English - German. Other language guides available on request booked on a private basis Visa / Passport Multiple entry visas for South Africa where applicable. For Swaziland entry, passport and visa conditions apply Included Meals: 4 breakfasts; 2 dinners Entrance fees:Three Rondawels; Bourke’s Luck Potholes; Lisbon or Berlin Falls; Conservation Fee into Kruger National Park; Esitjeni Umphakatsi experience; Boat Cruise

Added Value

Day 1 | Monday Depart Johannesburg and travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom, Lydenburg and over the Abel Erasmus Pass. After passing through the J.G. Strijdom Tunnel, marvel at the mountainous scenery whilst passing through a homeland, formerly known as Lebowa. Continue to your private game lodge, near the Kruger National Park. Arrive in time for afternoon tea, followed by an evening game drive in an open safari vehicle. Return to the lodge for a diverse array of eclectic cuisine. Makalali Private Game Reserve or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast + 2 game viewing activities Day 2 | Tuesday Early morning bush walk or game drive, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the smaller species of Africa’s animal kingdom. After breakfast explore the breathtaking Panorama Route, featuring the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondawels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window and various waterfalls. Arrive at your overnight destination late afternoon. Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast

• TDM Touring Documentation Packs • VIP Card

Scheduled Tours ~ Johannesburg ~ 36


Wildlife Discovery Southbound (Continued) Day 3 | Wednesday Start your day early, by entering the world famous Kruger National Park, unrivalled for its diversity of flora, fauna and bird life, whilst also seeking the Big Five. Exit the park and travel to the Kingdom of Swaziland. Visit the Ngwenya glass factory en route to your hide away in the Mlilwane Wildlife sanctuary. Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 4 | THURSDAY Enjoy a first-hand glimpse into Swaziland’s rich cultural heritage by visiting the Esitjeni Umphakatsi, bordering Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, and experience an interaction with the local people of this vibrant community, (weather depending). Leave the wonderful country of Swaziland and re-enter South Africa, making your way to the town of Hluhluwe. Protea Hotel Hluhluwe or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 5 | FRIDAY Early morning breakfast followed by a game drive in your closed vehicle in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Visit iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site (previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park). Enjoy a river cruise on the estuary. Highlights include prolific wetlands bird life, fish eagles, hippo and crocodiles. Continue south along Indian Ocean coastline, arriving in the bustling city of Durban during the late afternoon. Drop off at your hotel, Protea Hotel Shakaland for add night or King Shaka International Airport. RECOMMENDED ADD-NIGHT: TISD 01 Add Night Spend an additional night at Shakaland - a traditional Zulu ‘Umuzi’ or homestead, the home of the Zulus and luxury beehive hut accommodation. A unique resort built on the set of the motion picture “Shaka Zulu and John Ross”. Feel the pulsating rhythm of mysterious and magical Africa as you re-live the excitement and romance of the days of Shaka, King of the Zulus, in this authentic re-creation of the Great Kraal overlooking the Phobane Lake. Protea Hotel Shakaland (subject to accommodation availability) - dinner, bed and breakfast basis DAY 6 | SATURDAY After breakfast enjoy an enriching experience for a better understanding of the Zulu nation, its people and their intriguing customs. Highlights include the sight of assegai-wielding warriors, sharing the fascinating secrets of the Sangoma and witnessing traditional customs such as tribal dancing, spear making and the beerdrinking ceremonies. Mid-morning departure to Durban for drop off at your hotel or King Shaka International Airport.

Scheduled Tours ~ Johannesburg ~ 37


Scheduled Tours

johannesburg

Classic Safari Experience Johannesburg to Johannesburg

TISD 05/2

Silver Class Tour

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

JOHANNESBURG

SWAZILAND

Highlights at a glance • Kruger National Park • Johannesburg

Tour Information

Days 3 Days and 2 Nights Min/Max Participants Two / Nine Departure Monday, Wednesday and Friday - Sandton CBD hotels at 07h30 Selected Airport Hotels at 08h15 Accommodation 4 star hotel Vehicle TDM Safari Cruiser or Similar Driver/Guide Services of THETA registered driver/ guide throughout tour. Optional Open Safari Vehicle Game drives with experienced ranger Languages Available English - German. Other language guides available on request booked on a private basis Visa / Passport Multiple entry visas for South Africa where applicable. Included Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners Entrance fees: Conservation fee into Kruger National Park

Added Value

• TDM Touring Documentation Packs • VIP Card

Day 1 This adventure accentuates an authentic African safari experience from start to finish. After pick up from your Johannesburg hotel by our professional driver guide, head east to spectacular Mpumalanga (“Place Where the Sun Rises”) via Nelspruit and White River. Enter the world famous Kruger National Park and spend the afternoon looking for the Big Five. This park has more recorded species of wildlife than any other African game reserve. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon with the smells of traditional South African cuisine filling the air. Protea Hotel Kruger Gate or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast Day 2 Enjoy breakfast before you again enter the Park for a full day of game viewing activity. Your guide will endeavour to spoil you with sightings of the Big Five, general game and prolific bird life. Stop at one of the rest camps for lunch (not included). Spend the rest of the afternoon in the park. There is nothing very distinctive about the topography of the park except in the northern reaches,

Scheduled Tours ~ Johannesburg ~ 38


Classic Safari Experience (Continued) where nine of Africa’s major ecosystems meet and merge. Vegetation is mainly bushveld, varying from park-like grasslands to dense bush, especially in the rainy season. You will have many opportunities to capture your experience on camera. Protea Hotel Kruger Gate or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast Upgrade your full day safari to an Open Safari Vehicle (optional extra). Day 3 Spend your last morning at leisure before you start your journey to Johannesburg via Graskop, where we will stop for lunch (not included), over Kowyn Pass to the small town of Pilgrim’s Rest. Pass through Lydenburg, Dullstroom and Belfast. Arrive in Johannesburg in the early evening at approximately 18h30. It is recommended that clients do not book any connecting flights on the return day as travel times and stops may vary depending on the interests of fellow guests. Tourvest Destination Management cannot be held responsible for any delays as a result of circumstances beyond our control. Morning game drive in an Open Safari Vehicle available (optional extra). TISD 05 Add Night An add night is available, including accommodation on a DBB basis at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate or similar. Open Safari Vehicle game drive in the afternoon and the next morning. A transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport and a flight back to OR Tambo International Airport.

Scheduled Tours ~ Johannesburg ~ 39


The Panorama Route Highlights TIMP

Half Day Tour - ex Protea Hotel Kruger Gate Highlights of this tour: from the typical savanna landscape you travel from heights of approximately 400m to 1700 m above sea level and take Kowyn’s Pass, which was named after a Sotho Chief who lived in the region. For most of the way, the road follows the old wagon route which, with a gradient of 1:7 in places, was one of the steepest roads in the country. Pass through Graskop, that started as a gold mining camp in the 1880’s and now serves as a commercial centre for a forested area with a number of large sawmills. See the Pinnacle, God’s Window or Wonder View (weather and time permitting) Enjoy the breathtaking sights of the Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Return to the hotel in time for lunch (not included).

Tour Information

Days Time Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily 07h30 - 12h30 Two / Eleven Daily Luxury Microbus English - German. Other language guides available on request if booked on a private basis

Morning and Afternoon Game Drive TIMM / TIMA

Half Day Tour - ex Protea Hotel Kruger Gate Enter the magnificent Kruger National Park in your Open Safari Vehicle. This park was proclaimed in 1926 and covers an area of about 21 497 km² and extends over a distance of approximately 380km from the Limpopo River in the North to the Crocodile River in the South. The topography of the park is consistent except in the northern reaches, where nine of Africa’s major ecosystems meet and merge. Vegetation is mainly bushveld, varying form park-like grasslands to dense bush, especially in the rainfall season. The vast amount of different wild life species from mammals, predators, reptiles and birds, there are many opportunities for you to see the Big Five and capture your experience on camera.

Tour Information

Days Time Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily TIMM – 05h30 - 10h00 Oct - Mar; 06h00 - 10h00 Apr - Sep; TIMA: 14h30 - 17h30 May - Jul; 15h00 - 18h0 Aug - Oct & Mar Apr; 15h30 - 18h30 Nov - Feb Two / Ten Daily Open Safari Vehicle English - German. Other language guides available on request if booked on a private basis

Afternoon Elephant Interaction TIME

Half Day Tour - ex Protea Hotel Kruger Gate You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Hazyview to the Elephant Sanctuary. An experienced guide will introduce you to the African Elephants (Loxodonta Africana). You will learn all about their background; like Kasper “the gentle giant”, a stunningly huge 3.3 m tall male that was hand reared on a farm in Namibia; Kitso is an adventurous and playful 10 year old. Get some interesting facts abut their behaviours, characters and more, while you touch, feed, interact and walk trunk-in-hand with the giants. An additional add-on experience of an elephant ride is available (not included). An amazing experience traditionally reserved for kings. Transfer back to your hotel.

Tour Information

Days Time Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily 14h00 - 17h30 Two / Thirteen Daily Luxury Microbus English only

Scheduled Tours

Day Tours ~ Hazyview ~ 40


Wild and Scenic Mpumalanga Johannesburg to Johannesburg

TISD 06

Silver Class Tour

Scheduled Tours

johannesburg

Highlights at a glance • Mpumalanga • Kruger National Park • Blyde River Canyon • Bourke’s Luck Potholes

Day 1 | Sunday Depart from Johannesburg and head east to spectacular Mpumalanga with a visit to the famous Jane Goodall Institute, informally known as “Chimp Eden”. Enjoy a short introductory drive through the 1000 hectare Umhloti Nature Reserve with a breathtaking view of the picturesque De Kaap Valley Mountains and view the natural game species that roam the reserve. After lunch at the reserve’s restaurant (not included), you will have a unique opportunity to see chimpanzees in semi-wild surroundings with normal social interaction and behavioral patterns under group members. Being the first and only chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa, this venue brings the world of chimpanzees closer to humanity through education, and modern technology. In the late afternoon arrive at your hotel. Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast Day 2 - Monday An early morning start as we enter the world famous Kruger National Park, unrivalled in its diversity of flora, fauna and bird life. Enjoy a full day of game viewing, learning about plains game and seeking the elusive Big Five. An opportunity for lunch and refreshments will be taken during a stop at one of the park’s various camps (not included). Marvel at the African sunset as you return to your hotel in the late afternoon. Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast Day 3 | Tuesday After breakfast, depart from the hotel and explore the Panorama Route, featuring God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the Three Rondawels of the Blyde River Canyon. Arrive in time for afternoon tea at an exclusive private game lodge, followed by your evening game drive in an open safari vehicle. Return to the lodge for dinner under the stars around a crackling fire in the “boma” (weather permitting). Makalali Private Game Reserve or similar - dinner bed and breakfast + 2 game viewing activities Optional Extend your game lodge experience by booking another night at Makalali, with a flight out of Hoedspruit airport (not included). Day 4 | Wednesday After an early morning game drive in the reserve enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Departing the lodge in the late morning, we head back to Johannesburg via the Strydom Tunnel and Abel Erasmus Pass to the small towns of Lydenburg and Dullstroom (known for being one of the coldest places in South Africa). Your tour ends with a drop off at your hotel in Johannesburg or O.R. Tambo International Airport.

Scheduled Tours ~ Johannesburg ~ 41

• Chimp Eden • Panorama Route • Three Rondawels • God’s Window

Tour Information

Days 4 Days and 3 Nights Min/Max Participants Two / Nine Departure Sunday - Sandton CBD hotels at 07h30 Selected Airport Hotels at 08h15 Accommodation Upper 3, star hotels and private game lodges Vehicle Luxury Sedan / Microbus Driver/Guide Services of THETA registered driver/ guide throughout tour. Open Safari Vehicle. Game drives with experienced ranger Languages Available English - German. Other language guides available on request booked on a private basis Included Meals: 3 breakfasts; 3 dinners Entrance fees: Jane Goodall Institute; Lisbon Falls; Bourke’s Luck Potholes; Three Rondawels; Conservation Fee into Kruger National Park

Added Value

• VIP Card • TDM Touring Documentation Pack


Scheduled Tours

johannesburg

Drakensberg and Lesotho Tour Johannesburg to Durban

TISD 08

Explorer Class Tour

JOHANNESBURG

Bloemfontein

Drakensburg Maseru

LESOTHO

Himeville

DURBAN

Highlights at a glance • Butha Buthe • Golden Gate National Park • Golden Gate • Underberg • Durban

Tour Information

Days 5 Days and 4 Nights Min/Max Participants Two / Seven Departure Monday - Sandton CBD hotels at 07h30 Selected Airport Hotels at 08h15 Accommodation Explorer Class Hotels Flights TDM Air can assist with flights to Johannesburg from Durban Vehicle Luxury Sedan / Microbus Driver/Guide Services of THETA registered driver/ guide throughout tour Languages Available English - German. Other language guides available on request booked on a private basis Visa / Passport Multiple entry visas for South Africa where applicable. For Lesotho entry, passport and visa conditions apply Included Meals: 4 breakfasts; 2 dinners Entrance fees: conservation fee into Tsehlanyane National Park

DAY 1 | Monday Depart Johannesburg and travel to Lesotho via Bethlehem. Enjoy the views of the diversity of fauna and flora through the Free State. Enter Maseru at the Caledonpoort Border post. Travel through Butha Buthe to your lodge in the Tsehlanyane National Park. Maliba Lodge or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast DAY 2| Tuesday After breakfast spend the day enjoying pony ‘trekking’ (riding) (optional extra). For the less adventurous, spend the day at leisure at the hotel or taking in the sights and sounds of the beautiful surrounding mountains with a hike. Maliba Lodge or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast DAY 3 | Wednesday An early breakfast, then we drive along the winding roads, admiring the mountains and valleys of Lesotho while ascending to over 3000m above sea level. Re-enter South Africa and enter the Golden Gate Highlands with its dramatically sculpted peaks, ridges and cliffs set in the valley of the Little Caledon River. Golden Gate Hotel or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 4 | Thursday Enjoy a lazy morning breakfast before you depart to experience a whole new vista of the Drakensberg. Compare the differences between the Northern and the Southern Berg regions in flora and fauna Arrive at your destination close to Himeville and Underberg in the Southern Drakensberg. The Old Hatchery or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 5 | Friday Depart for your journey to Durban after breakfast. Passing through the rolling hills of KwaZuluNatal, through Ixopo to uMzinto enjoy the wonderful views of the Indian Ocean before you reach Durban for drop off at your hotel or at Durban International Airport.

Added Value

• TDM Touring Documentation Packs • VIP Card

Scheduled Tours ~ Johannesburg ~ 42


Rebirth of a Nation (JHB City & Newtown) TIJR

Half Day (Afternoon) Tour Highlights of this half day tour include the historical buildings of downtown Johannesburg, passing Hillbrow and the landmark Post Office tower en route; the ‘Top of Africa’ at the Carlton Centre; the Brixton Tower; the affluent suburb of Houghton, the Supreme Court, the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newtown and Constitution Hill - home of South Africa’s new Constitutional Court and site of Johannesburg’s Old Fort Prison. Return via the Botanical Gardens at Emmerentia (time permitting).

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily Two / Forty Specific Airport hotels (12h45); Sandton CBD hotels (13h30); Rosebank hotels (14h10) Collection times may vary subject to hotel collection route Luxury Microbus to 44-Seater Luxury coach English - German. Various language guides available if on a private basis

Walk to Freedom TIJC

Half Day (Morning) Tour Highlights of this half day tour include a visit of Liliesleaf Farm, which occupies a momentous place in South African history and socio-cultural evolution, as it was the site responsible for breaking the resounding political ‘silence’ of the 1960s. Once the headquarters of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the military wing of the ANC and the Congress Alliance, this insightful and interactive tour honours South Africa’s remarkable heritage and the impressive trajectory of South Africa’s social-political past.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily Two / Forty Specific Airport hotels (07h00); Rosebank hotels (07h45); Sandton CBD hotels (08h15). Collection times may vary subject to the hotel collection route Luxury Microbus English - German. Various language guides available on a private basis

Soweto (TIJS) and Rise to Freedom Tour (TIJF) TIJS / TIJF

Half Day or Full Day Tour Highlights of this half day tour (TIJS) include a fascinating glimpse of bustling neighborhood life of two Nobel Prize winners’ previous residences in Vilakazi Street; the Hector Peterson Memorial; Regina Mundi Church and Freedom Square; Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and various community development projects. Highlights of the full day tour (TIJF) cover the above highlights as well as a tour of the Apartheid Museum, where you embark on a journey of discovery of the racial segregation experienced by millions of South Africans. The Soweto uprising, the history of the ANC, solitary confinement of political prisoners and the birth of a new democratic country are detailed.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Day Tours ~Johannesburg ~ 43

Scheduled Tours

Daily (TIJS) (AM and PM) Tuesday to Sunday (TIJF) Two / Forty Specific Airport hotels (07h15/11h45); Sandton CBD hotels (08h30/12h30); Rosebank hotels (09h10/13h10) Collection times may vary subject to the hotel collection route Luxury Microbus to 44-Seater Luxury coach English only


Cheetah Wildlife Adventure TIJD

Half Day (Afternoon) Tour Highlights of this day tour: only an hour out of Johannesburg we visit the Cheetah Centre that was established in 1971. Its aim: to ensure the long term survival of the cheetah, African Wild Dog and other wild animals in general. Enjoy a light lunch (not included) before the tour.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily Two / Nine Specific Airport hotels (10h00); Sandton CBD hotels (10h45); Rosebank hotels (11h00). Collection times may vary subject to the hotel collection route Luxury Microbus to 9 seater Quantum English only

Apartheid Museum TIJA

Half Day (Afternoon) Tour Highlights of this half day tour the Apartheid Museum opened in 2001 and has been acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with the apartheid story. This museum illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid, with provocative film footage, photographs, text panels and artifacts that illustrates the events and human stories that are part of the apartheid era. The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with the past and working together to build a better future for all. The tour of the museum is self-guided.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Tuesday to Sunday Two / Forty Specific Airport hotels (11h45); Sandton CBD hotels (12h30); Rosebank hotels (13h10). Collection times may vary subject to the hotel collection route Luxury Microbus to 44-Seater Luxury coach English only

Cradle of Mankind TIJH

Full Day Tour Highlights of this tour include a visit to the exhibition centre, giving you information about fossilisation, palaeobotany and lanscapes. Explore details about important finds such as “Mrs Ples”, the “Taung Child” and “Little Foot”. End your day off by visiting the Sterkfontein Caves where you will explore the caves dating back 4-million years.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily Two / Fifteen Specific Airport hotels (08h45); Rosebank hotels (09h30); Sandton CBD hotels (09h00). Collection times may vary subject to the hotel collection route Luxury Microbus to 15-Seater Luxury Coach English - German. Various language guides available on a private basis

Scheduled Tours

Day Tours ~ Johannesburg ~ 44


Gold Reef Heritage Tour TIJG

Half Day (Afternoon) Tour Highlights of this half day tour is an interactive tour that brings the theme park’s exciting historical and gold mining attractions together in an entertaining and informative package. It includes an introduction film, an underground mine tour, visits to three mine houses, and the chance to see a bar of gold being poured. Please note: Children under the age of 5 are not allowed underground.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Wednesday to Sunday Two / Forty Specific Airport hotels (11h45); Sandton CBD hotels (12h30); Rosebank hotels (13h10). Collection times may vary subject to the hotel collection route Luxury Microbus to 44-Seater Luxury coach English only

Pretoria Tour TIPP

Half Day (Afternoon) Tour Known informally as ‘the Jacaranda City’, highlights of this half day tour include the historical Voortrekker Monument, Church Square, the City Hall State Theatre / Opera House, the Union Buildings and the President’s office.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily Two / Forty Specific Airport hotels (11h45); Rosebank hotels (12h30); Sandton CBD hotels (13h00). Collection times may vary subject to hotel collection route Luxury Microbus to 44-Seater Luxury Coach English - German. Various language guides available on a private basis

Lesedi African Experience TIJL

Evening Tour Highlights of this evening tour include a multilingual, audio-visual orientation depicting the history of South Africa; guided tour through traditional homesteads of Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi and Sotho villages; song and dance performance in the auditorium; traditional African dinner feast (included).

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Day Tours ~ Johannesburg ~ 45

Scheduled Tours

Daily Two / Forty Specific Airport hotels (13h45); Rosebank hotels (14h30); Sandton CBD hotels (15h00).Collection times may vary subject to the hotel collection route Luxury Microbus to 44-Seater Luxury coach English only - (German on request but not guaranteed


Magalies Canopy Adventure TIJM

Full Day Tour Leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind as you are transferred to Magaliesberg Mountains. Get a full briefing of the do’s and don’ts at the office before you get kitted out with your harness, helmet and safety gloves, and are taken up the mountain to the first platform. Your unmatchable adventure starts here where you go down the spectacular Ysterhout Kloof. The eleven platforms take you through expansive views of surrounding ecology. The canopy guides will give you some interesting facts about the indigenous plants, bird life, ecology and geology of the area. Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily subject to availability Two / Seven Specific Airport hotels (07h45); Rosebank hotels (08h30); Sandton CBD hotels (09h00). Collection times may vary subject to the hotel collection route Luxury Microbus to 15-Seater Luxury Coach English driver only

Sun City and Pilanesberg National Park TIJP

Full Day Tour Highlights of this full day tour include a game drive in a open safari vehicle, seeking out the Big Five in the Pilanesberg National Park, which is abundant in various plains game and birds life, followed by a guided tour of the famous Sun City complex including the Valley of the Waves and Waterworld (entrance fee not included) and a guided tour (optional extra) of the Palace of the Lost City. Whilst at Sun City, an opportunity exists to join a unique elephant interaction safari (not included) where you have time to touch, feed and photograph these gentle giants. Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Wednesday to Sunday Two / Twelve Specific Airport hotels (05h45); Rosebank hotels (06h30); Sandton CBD hotels (07h00). Collection times may vary subject to hotel collection route Luxury Microbus / Luxury Mini Coach English only

Pilanesberg Game Drive TISP

Half Day Tour - Morning or Afternoon The Pilanesberg National Park is located next to the Sun City complex and offers guests the opportunity to view the Big Five, general game and prolific bird life. Experienced game rangers who have exceptional knowledge of the area and its flora and fauna conduct all game drives.

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily Two / Twenty-five Sunrise Safari: Sun City Welcome Centre according to seasonal departure Sunset Safari: Sun City Welcome Centre according to seasonal departure Open Safari Vehicle English only

Pilanesberg Elephant Back Safari TISE

Half Day Tour - Morning or Afternoon Depart from the Sun City Welcome Centre and transfer to ‘The Elephant Wallow’. The 20 minute drive through the Letsatsing Game Park offers guests an opportunity to view general game and prolific bird life. After an introductory talk and interaction, the elephants are saddled and the safari commences. Following ancient game trails, guests have an opportunity to see rhino, giraffe, zebra and various other plains game from a unique vantage viewpoint on elephant back.

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Scheduled Tours

Day Tours ~ Johannesburg ~ 46

Daily Two / Ten Sunrise Safari: Sun City Welcome Centre (08h00) Sunset Safari: Sun City Welcome Centre (15h30) Open Safari Vehicle & Elephant Back English only


durban Scheduled Tours

Introduction From Eshowe to Ulundi, Zulu culture is visible everywhere and ancient battle sites are commemorated. With towering peaks, the Drakensberg Mountains are a haven for those who love climbing, hiking, horseback trails and marvelling at the grandeur of unspoilt nature. A wide variety of Tourvest Destination Management day tours cover the city and greater Durban area, history, culture and wildlife. Blessed by a sunny year-round climate, Durban offers travellers a diversity of experiences. Zulu, Indian and European influences create a cultural mosaic whilst fine hotels, entertainment centres, amusement parks, trendy nightspots, colourful emporiums and markets vie for the visitor’s attention. The main city of Durban is a bustling seaport of fascinating contrasts. Attractions include: uShaka Marine World, the Indian market, the Snake Park, Natal Parks Board at Umhlanga, Umgeni River Bird Park, the water wonderland, the harbour waterfront and the African Art Centre. The Grey Street Mosque is the largest in the southern hemisphere. On the north and south coast the warm Indian Ocean caresses the wide sandy beaches and a selection of seaside towns and fine golf courses enhance the coastline. Schools of playful Bottlenose dolphins are regularly seen along the coastline. Wildlife conservation in KwaZulu-Natal ensures protection for a variety of bird and animal life. The St Lucia Wetlands, a World Heritage Site, is one of KwaZulu-Natal’s many wildlife sanctuaries. This region also boasts South Africa’s oldest game reserve, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi. Extending inland from the north coast of Durban is the region historically known as Zululand.

Scheduled Tours ~ Durban ~ 47

The capital, Pietermaritzburg, is a graceful and attractive town from which to explore farther west, where the majestic Drakensberg Mountaitn Range beckons with its scenic magnificence.


durban

Scheduled Tours

Wildlife Discovery Northbound Durban to Johannesburg

TISD 10 Silver Class Tour

Highlights at a glance • Durban • Hluhluwe Game Reserve • Kruger National Park • Blyde River Canyon

• St Lucia • Swaziland • Bourke’s Luck Potholes • God’s Window

Tour Information

Days 5 Days and 4 Nights Min/Max Participants Two / Nine Departure Saturday - Durban hotels at 07h30 Accommodation Upper 3 star hotels and private game lodges Flights TDM Air can assist with flights from Johannesburg to Durban Vehicle Luxury Sedan / Microbus Driver/Guide Services of THETA registered driver/ guide on parts of the tour. Open Safari Vehicle Game drives with experienced ranger Languages Available English - German. Other language guides available on request booked on a private basis Visa/Passport Multiple entry visas for South Africa where applicable. For Swaziland entry, passport and visa conditions apply Included Meals: 4 breakfasts; 2 dinners Entrance fees: Three Rondawels; Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Lisbon or Berlin Falls, Conservation Fee into Kruger National Park; Esitjeni Umphakatsi experience,Boat Cruise conservation fee; Boat Cruise

Added Value

• TDM Touring Documentation Packs • VIP Card

RECOMMENDED PRE-NIGHT: TISD 10 Add Night - Friday Early afternoon departure from Durban to Shakaland - a traditional Zulu ‘Umuzi’ or homestead, the home of the Zulus and luxury ‘beehive hut’ accommodation. A unique resort built on the set of the motion picture “Shaka Zulu and John Ross”. Feel the pulsating rhythm of mysterious and magical Africa as you re-live the excitement and romance of the days of Shaka, King of the Zulus, in this authentic re-creation of the Great Kraal overlooking the Phobane Lake. Protea Hotel Shakaland (subject to accommodation availability) - dinner, bed and breakfast DAY 1 | DEPARTING FROM SHAKALAND | SHAKALAND - ST LUCIA - HLUHLUWE After breakfast enjoy an enriching experience affording a better understanding of the Zulu nation, its people and their intriguing customs. Highlights include the sight of assegai wielding warriors, sharing the fascinating secrets of the Sangomas and witnessing traditional customs such as tribal dancing, spear making and the beer-drinking ceremonies. Mid-morning collection to continue on the TISD 10 S tour. Day 1 | Departing from Durban | Saturday Morning departure from your hotel in Durban, travelling North through KwaZulu Natal towards St. Lucia, visit iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site (previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park). Enjoy a river cruise on the estuary and view prolific wetlands bird life, fish eagles, hippo and crocodiles. Arrive at your Hotel. Protea Hotel Hluhluwe or similar - bed and breakfast Day 2 | SUNDAY Enjoy early morning game drive in your closed vehicle through the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Enter the Kingdom of Swaziland and make your way to the Ngwenya Glass Factory. Finish the day with the arrival at your overnight destination Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Mlilwane Wildlife Santuary or similar - bed and breakfast Day 3 | MONDAY Enjoy a first –hand glimpse into Swaziland’s rich cultural heritage by visiting the Esitjeni Umphakatsi, bordering Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, and experience an original interaction with the local people of this vibrant community (weather depending). Leave Swaziland and re-enter South Africa. After a short game drive through the world famous Kruger National Park you arrive at your destination late afternoon Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast Day 4 | TUESDAY After breakfast you start exploring the breathtaking Panorama Route, featuring various waterfalls, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon. Arrive at your game lodge in time for afternoon tea before you start your evening game drive. Return to the lodge for a diverse array of eclectic cuisine. Makalali Private Game Reserve or similar - dinner bed and breakfast + 2 game viewing activities Day 5 | WEDNESDAY Early morning bush walk or game drive, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the smaller species of Africa’s animal kingdom. After breakfast you depart to Johannesburg through the JG Strijdom Tunnel and marvel at the mountainous scenery. Travel through the historic towns of Lydenburg and Dullstroom before arriving in Gauteng. Drop off late afternoon at OR Tambo International Airport or at your hotel.

Scheduled Tours ~ Durban ~ 48


Bush And Culture

Durban to Durban

TISD 12

Explorer Class Tour

durban

Scheduled Tours

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

SWAZILAND

LESOTHO DURBAN

Highlights at a glance • Durban • Valley of 1000 Hills • Battlefields • Pietermaritzburg

Day 1 | Monday After an early departure from your hotel, enjoy the vistas of the famous Valley of 1000 Hills. The area is named after the thousands of hills which tumble down from the distant Drakensberg Mountains to the warm inviting Indian Ocean. Near the small town of Howick, visit the point where the Umgeni River plunges 300ft creating the Howick Waterfalls. After a lunch stop in the heart of the KwaZuluNatal Midlands (not included) continue to Springbok Lodge situated in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve – a conservancy offering 20 000 acres of pristine, malaria-free Big Five Bushveld. Head off on an open game viewing vehicle, enjoying the abundance of wildlife as well as unspoilt African sights and sounds. Upon return to the lodge, enjoy dinner under the stars in a traditional boma (weather permitting). Springbok Luxury Tented Lodge or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast + 1 game viewing activity Day 2 | Tuesday After a sumptuous full English breakfast, your tourist guide will assist you in enjoying one of a number of optional activities available at the lodge. Game Viewing: Morning of Afternoon Not only is the reserve home to the Big Five, cheetah, hippo and over 30 species of plains game, nature lovers will also enjoy the area’s biodiversity, with thornveld and majestic acacia trees complementing extensive grasslands which mirror the plains of Central Africa. The abundant natural water system with perennial rivers and the beautiful waterfall and cascades on the Sundays River, makes for a unique sanctuary, attracting several rare bird species and an enviable array of raptors and vultures. Battlefields: Full Day Absorb the rich history of the area by enjoying a day tour with a registered professional tour guide. Relive the war as your guide shares his vast knowledge and passion for the legendary bygone battles. A history that dates back to the late 1800s when some of the bloodiest battles were fought between Zulu, Boer and British forces. Visit monuments, “places of rest” and the Rourke’s Drift and Isandlwana battlefields. In the evening, exchange stories of your day’s adventure with fellow guests over a superb country dinner. Springbok Luxury Tented Lodge or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast Day 3 | Wednesday The day begins with an early morning game drive followed by a truly unique bush breakfast. On departure from the lodge, we make your way through the Midlands Meander to the historic city of Pietermaritzburg, which was founded in 1838 by the Voortrekkers as the capital of their new republic of Natalia. Get a glimpse of Fort Napier, the Church of the Vow and the City Hall before we make our way to Durban, following the route of the world-acclaimed Comrades Ultra Marathon. Early evening drop off at your hotel or at King Shaka International Airport.

Scheduled Tours ~ Durban ~ 49

Tour Information

Days 3 Days and 2 Nights Min/Max Participants Two / Seven Departure Monday - Durban Hotels at 07h30 Accommodation Private Game Lodge Flights TDM Air can assist with flights to Johannesburg from Durban Vehicle Luxury Sedan / Microbus Driver/Guide Services of THETA registered driver/ guide throughout tour. Open Safari Vehicle Game drives with experienced ranger Languages Available English - German. Other language guides available on request booked on a private basis Included Meals: 2 breakfasts; 2 dinners Entrance fees: 2 game viewing activities

Added Value

• VIP Card • TDM Touring Documentation Pack


durban

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Subtropical Africa Durban to Durban

TISD 13 Silver Class Tour

SWAZILAND

LESOTHO DURBAN

Highlights at a glance • Mtubathuba • Veyane Zulu Cultural Village • iSimangaliso Wetland Park • Safari • Centenary Centre and Museum • Durban

Tour Information

Days 3 Days and 2 Nights Min/Max Participants Two / Eighteen on transport Departure Wednesday, Friday, Sunday - 09h00 from Durban Hotels Accommodation 3 star accommodation Flights No flights required between Johannesburg and Durban. TDM Air can assist with flights to Durban from Johannesburg Vehicle Luxury Microbus / Mini-coach / Open Safari Vehicle Driver/Guide Services of THETA registered driver/ guide on parts of the tour. Open Safari Vehicle. Game drives with experienced ranger Languages Available English only Visa/Passport Multiple entry visas for SouthAfrica where applicable. Included Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 breakfast pack, 2 dinners Entrance fees: KwaZulu-Natal conservation fee; Boat Cruise

DAY 1 Depart Durban, travelling north into the heart of KwaZulu-Natal. Arrive at Mtubatuba by 12h30, where we meet our local guide. Change vehicles and transfer to Veyane Zulu Cultural Village, where we have the opportunity to learn more about the contemporary lifestyle of the local Zulu people. Participate in bead making, matt weaving, playing of local instruments and meet a sangoma (witch doctor). Continue to iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site (previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park). Enjoy a river cruise on the estuary and view prolific wetlands bird life, fish eagles, hippo and crocodiles (weather permitting). Afterwards, travel to your safari lodge for dinner. Umkhumbi Lodge or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast DAY 2 An early morning start for a full day’s game viewing in an open game viewing vehicle in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, renowned for its rhino conservation as well as home to the Big Five, plus an abundance of other animal species including zebra, giraffe, cheetah and Wild Dog. Breakfast in the bush (breakfast packs provided). We will also visit the reserve’s renowned Centenary Centre and Museum that depicts the history of live game capture and translocation of game, especially the White Rhino that would no doubt be extinct without the creation of this reserve. On occasion, there will be an opportunity for a close up encounter with an animal or two in the capture bomas (enclosures), awaiting their move to other reserves. Umkhumbi Lodge or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast (packs) + full day game viewing activities DAY 3 Early wake-up for a final game drive in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve. Return to the lodge in time to check out and connect to the transfer vehicle back to Durban. Drop off at your hotel at about 16h00.

Added Value

• TDM Touring Documentation Packs • VIP Card

Scheduled Tours ~ Durban ~ 50


Kwa-Mashu Township Cultural Tour TIDT

Half Day (Morning) Tour The KwaMashu Township tour allows one to view a fascinating glimpse of bustling neighbourhood life through the streets of Kwa-Mashu and its adjoining townships. We give you the opportunity to visit a traditional herbalist and Sangoma. Visit a Spaza shop and light up a child’s day by visiting an orphanage. You will enjoy the opportunity to eat some delicious township food. We suggest you give books, pens, writing pads and the likes to the orphanage instead of money.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Monday to Saturday Two / Seven Umhlanga hotels (09h00); Durban hotels (08h30). Collection times may vary subject to hotel collection route Luxury Microbus English only

Mountain Splendour Tour TIDM

Full Day Tour (including lunch) For those with a sense of adventure, a 4x4 drive up the highest road pass in Africa will certainly provide you with a hefty dose of adrenalin. For your efforts, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking scenery. From Durban, we drive through the green hills of the Midlands towards the little country town of Underberg. Here, our 4x4 vehicle awaits us...the only form of transport equipped to tackle the Sani Pass! You’ll have your passport stamped as we enter the Kingdom of Lesotho, and we stop at a nearby Sotho Village for you to enjoy a taste of the local culture. Lunch is served at the highest pub in Africa – truly – and, it stands to reason, the views are utterly breathtaking. Once you’ve recovered your breath, we wind down the Pass very slowly, and make our way gently back to Durban. You’ll certainly have had a day filled with altitude!

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Visa / Passport Languages Available

Monday, Wednesday and Friday Two / Seven Durban hotels (06h30). Collection times may vary subject to the hotel collection route Luxury Microbus Multiple entry visas for South Africa where applicable. English only

Shakaland Nandi Experience TIDS

Full Day Tour (including lunch) Experience traditional Zulu culture and customs at the largest Zulu kraal in all of Zululand, look into the future with an iSangoma or traditional healer...all this and more, packed into one exhilarating day. We’ve laid on some traditional Zulu beer for you to sample, while the craftsmen and community who make the spears, shields, beadwork, pots and their huts, open their doors so you can witness their skills and artistry. The Zulu dancers will thrill with their grace and energy, and we’ve made sure you’re treated to a most satisfying lunchtime feast! Come live a day in the life of a traditional community – you’ll find it informative and a far cry from anything you’ve ever experienced!

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Day Tours ~ Durban ~ 51

Scheduled Tours

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Two / Twelve Durban hotels (08h00). Collection times may vary subject to the hotel collection route Luxury Microbus / Luxury Mini Coach English only


durban

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Durban City Tour TIDC

Half Day (Morning) Tour Highlights of this half day tour include an introduction to Durban, a multicultural city shaped by a complex collaborative history involving the early colonial settlers, the indigenous Zulu population, and the Indian community who arrived as indentured labourers in the 19th century. To call it a city of contrasts is an understatement. Our tour begins as we travel along the brand-new Golden Mile, the revitalised beachfront promenade which hugs the beckoning beaches of Durban. We move through the city, viewing the majestic City Hall, and enjoying its humorous history. Then we uncover the past’s harsh system of labour control at the original offices of the Kwa Muhle Museum (closed Sundays). From history to nature, we visit the peaceful Durban Botanic Gardens founded in 1849, a treasure trove of massive trees from Asia, Africa and America, and a magnificent orchid house. Lastly, in harmony with Indian culture and history, you’re going local...taste a unique Bunny Chow, traditional ‘take-away’ food of the Indian community... indeed of all South Africans! We then conclude with a visit to an icon of KwaZulu-Natal, the Moses Mabhida Stadium where you will have the option of experiencing the cable car ride (own account) to the top of the stadium for a phenomenal view of Durban and its surroundings.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily Two / Twelve Durban hotels (09h00). Collection times may vary subject to the hotel collection route Luxury Microbus / Luxury Mini Coach English only

Durban’s Golden Mile Highlights TIDD

Full Day Tour If you want to get to grips with Durban, this full day tour is for you. Ample time to discover the cultural and historical contrasts of this city...before spending time at the world class attraction: uShaka Marine World. Our morning drive takes us along the newly restored Golden Mile, a wonderful promenade which stretches along the beachfront, before we move on to the fascinating Kwa Muhle (closed Sunday) Museum were we uncover the past’s harsh system of labour control. We go ‘green’ thereafter, and head for the lush peace and tranquillity of Durban’s beautiful Botanic Gardens, founded in 1849 – the immaculate gardens house a fine mix of African, Asian and American trees, not to mention a superb orchid house. To accompany our exploration of Indian culture and history, it’s Indian cuisine on the menu: get a taste of the unique Bunny Chow! We then proceed to an icon of KwaZulu-Natal, the Moses Mabhida Stadium where you will have the option of experiencing the cable car ride (own account) to the top of the stadium, for a phenomenal view of Durban and its surroundings. Afterwards, we’re going to sit back and be entertained at uShaka Marine World, where the dolphin, seal and penguin shows are not only spectacular, but fun and light-hearted too.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily Two / Twelve Durban hotels (09h00). Collection times may vary subject to the hotel collection route Luxury Microbus / Luxury Mini Coach English only

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Day Tours ~ Durban ~ 52


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Introduction

port elizabeth

Inland the, Eastern Cape Province is mainly agricultural land, reaching the Drakensberg Mountains in the west and touching the borders of the arid Karoo plains. While enjoying the Eastern Cape’s golden beaches and superb facilities for holidaymakers, it’s easy to forget that this is an area with a history of strife and turmoil. The bitter frontier wars of the 19th century resulted in the Xhosa gradually losing more and more territory, while British settlement proceeded apace with the arrival of the 1820 settlers - about 4 000 families who landed at the site of present day Port Elizabeth. Between the Great Kei and Mtamvuna Rivers lies the Wild Coast of the Transkei, with pleasant resort towns tucked away along the coastline. Here wilderness reigns supreme and the warm Indian Ocean laps a shoreline of infinite variety, with sandy coves, lagoons and estuaries, cliffs and rocky reefs. Of the area’s many nature reserves, special mention should be made of the Addo Elephant National Park, home to Black Rhino, buffalo and antelope as well as more than 470 elephant. The Tsitsikamma National Park is another lovely conservancy, traversed by the popular Otter Walking Trail. The Southern Coast is famous for the Garden Route, one of South Africa’s greatest tourist destinations. The Garden Route stretches about 300 km (186 miles) from Heidelberg between Swellendam and Riversdale to the Storm’s River Bridge in the vicinity of Tsitsikamma National Park, blessed by breathtaking scenic beauty, verdant hills, placid lakes and glorious beaches offering enticing attractions for the hiker, rambler, sailor and surfer. The flowering season displays blooms in their millions, stretching out in lovely vistas of dazzling colour. A wide variety of Tourvest Destination Management day tours cover the city and greater Port Elizabeth area, history, culture and wildlife.

Scheduled Tours ~ Port Elizabeth ~ 53

Known as the Friendly City, Port Elizabeth offers all the attractions of a major tourist centre and is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area and investigate its historic past.


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port elizabeth

Magical Garden Route Southbound Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

TISD 20

Silver Class Tour

Highlights at a glance • Tsitsikamma Forest • Storm’s River • Knysna • Ostrich Farm • Cango Caves • Route 62 / Klein Karoo

Tour Information

Days 3 Days and 2 Nights Min/Max Participants Two / Nine Departure Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 08h30 from Port Elizabeth CBD Hotels Accommodation Upper 3 star hotels Flights TDM Air can assist with flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth Vehicle Luxury Sedan / Microbus/ Quantum Driver/Guide Services of THETA registered driver/ guide throughout tour Languages Available English - German. Other language guides available on request booked on a private basis Included Meals: 2 breakfasts Entrance fees: Conservation fee for Tsitsikamma National Park;Big Tree; Cango Caves, Safari Ostrich Farm

Added Value

• TDM Touring Documentation Packs • VIP Card

Day 1 Departing Port Elizabeth, enter the Garden Route via the high forests of the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the Bloukrans and Groot River Passes. Among the attractions to be visited in the Tsitsikamma Forest area is the Big Tree. Remember to keep an eye out for the rare Knysna Loerie. Gaze in awe at the scenery whilst crossing the bridge over the Storm’s River, where photographic opportunities abound. After lunch (not included) continue via the “millionaire’s playground” of Plettenberg Bay to South Africa’s “oyster capital,” Knysna. Enjoy a superb dinner (not included) at one of the nearby restaurants. Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or similar - bed and breakfast Day 2 Start the day with a scenic drive through Wildeness via Dolphin Point to George. Continue over the Outinequa Pass to Oudtshoorn. Here we visit the Safari Ostrich Ranch for a guided tour and traditional ostrich lunch (not included). After lunch, visit the Cango Caves, where a guided tour allows us to explore the ancient stalagmites and stalactites. En route back, visit endangered animals at the Cango Wildlife Ranch (optional and time permitting). After returning to the hotel, enjoy a hearty dinner (not included). Protea Hotel Riempie Estate or similar - bed and breakfast Day 3 After an early breakfast, our journey to Cape Town begins. Leave the Klein Karoo, visit the towns of Calitzdrop and Barrydale as the true diversity of landscapes is highlighted through the ever changing semi-desert areas. Over the folded sandstone mountains of the Huis River and Tradouw Passes on Route 62, arrive at the charming town of Swellendam. After travelling the plateau of expansive apple orchards in and around Grabouw, our day ends with the first glimpse of Table Mountain from the top of Sir Lowry’s Pass. Drop off at your hotel in Cape Town.

Scheduled Tours ~ Port Elizabeth ~ 54


Addo Elephant National Park TIPA

Full Day Tour (including light lunch) Highlights of this full day include Addo Elephant National Park, a unique place in the struggle to conserve the African Elephant and home to the densest population of elephant in the world; close encounters with elephant and other mammals; light lunch (included).

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily Two / Seven Summerstrand hotels (09h00) Collection times may vary subject to the hotel collection route Sedan/ Microbus English only. Other language guides available on request if booked on a private basis

Madiba Bay Cultural Tour TIPC

Half Day Tour (including dinner) Experience an unforgettable journey by visiting the diversity of the townships. Relax at one of our carefully selected shebeens for drinks (not included) and dinner (included). Enjoy the unbeatable hospitality of our African hosts and absorb the convivial community atmosphere with the locals.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily Two / Twelve Summerstrand hotels (16h00) Collection times may vary subject to the hotel collection route Sedan /Luxury Microbus / Luxury Mini Coach English only. Other language guides available on request if booked on a private basis

Baviaanskloof Tour TIPB

Full Day Tour (including light lunch) Start the day driving through the beautiful Gamtoos Valley. Stop at the largest sun dial in South Africa as well as the Sara Baartman grave on the way to Hankey and Patensie. Enter the Baviaans Kloof Wilderness area that contains 6 of South Africa’s 7 biomes. This is a nature lover’s paradise. This area is one of eight protected areas within the Cape Floral Regions, which is a World Heritage Site.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Day Tours ~ Port Elizabeth ~ 55

Scheduled Tours

Daily Two / Seven Summerstrand hotels (08h30 Collection times may vary subject to the hotel collection route Microbus English only


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cape town

Introduction There is nowhere quite like Cape Town.

Cape Town’s name originated from the term ‘Cape of Good Hope’. From the time of the first recorded discovery of the Cape of Good Hope, seafarers looked forward to the sight of Table Mountain from as far as 200 km away.

It is in Africa, and of Africa, but yet so different. Perched between the ocean and the mountain and with a South African National Park as its heart, this cosmopolitan centre is steeped in history, cultural diversity and is fast becoming one of the world’s most sought after destinations. As the oldest city in South Africa, it has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years and offers beautiful beaches, seaside resorts, panoramic drives, inland wine farms and spectacular scenery. Wine and fruit farms thrive in the Cape and most of the major estates are within easy reach of Cape Town. Not only do the winelands offer a true wine experience, but the region also holds many hiking trails and rock paintings dating back 7 000 years. This area is blessed with some of the finest bistros and restaurants, often housed in historical buildings of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture. A wide variety of Tourvest Destination Management day tours cover the city and greater Cape Town area, history, culture and wildlife.

Scheduled Tours ~ Cape Town ~ 56


Cape Town Highlights • • • • • • • • •

Robben Island, a World Heritage Site and prison outpost, holding a significant place in the history of the liberation struggle Table Mountain offers stunning views of the city. Explore the mountain by cable car or on foot. Cycling trails and abseiling are also available on Table Mountain Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a working harbour, shopping and entertainment complex Two Oceans Aquarium, a spectacular underwater nature reserve where more than 3000 living sea animals including sharks, penguins, fish and seals can be seen. The aquarium offers diving in the shark tank Castle of Good Hope, a five pointed fortress that houses a museum, gallery and restaurant Cape Peninsula National Park where two oceans meet. A trip up to the old Lighthouse by funicular or on foot is a must Signal Hill offers beautiful views of the city, particularly at night Houses of Parliament, an architectural masterpiece National Botanical Gardens at Kirstenbosch is one of the world’s finest with over 5 000 plant species

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South African Museum, famous for displays of ethnic groups, including life- sized casts of Bushmen (San), Khoi-khoi and other tribes of Southern Africa South African National Gallery, housing an outstanding collection of local art and offering insight into the development of this many-faceted nation. Photographs of black township life include many which appeared in Drum magazine during the 1950’s District Six Museum, unveiling the era of Apartheid Rhodes Memorial on the slopes of Table Mountain, a tribute to Cecil John Rhodes - Prime Minister of the Cape from 1890 Chapman’s Peak Drive is carved into solid rock and is one of the most spectacular mountain drives in the world Major shopping centres in this area include V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk, Cavendish Square and Tygervalley. Noteworthy flea markets in Cape Town include Greenmarket Square, Hout Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay and Simon’s Town Waterfront The working harbour of Hout Bay and ferries to Duiker Island to view the seals A wide variety of excellent golf courses are located throughout this area

The Cape Winelands offering numerous beautiful and established wine estates

Scheduled Tours ~ Cape Town ~ 57


Scheduled Tours

cape town

The South African Essentials Cape Town to Johannesburg

TIRB Northbound Bronze Class Tour

Highlights at a glance • Cape Peninsula • Cape Town • Garden Route • Port Elizabeth • East London • Wild Coast • Drakensberg • Durban • iSimangaliso Wetland Park • Hluhluwe Game Reserve • Swaziland • Kruger National Park • Panorama Route • Mpumalanga • Johannesburg

Tour Information

Days 15 Days and 14 Nights Min/Max Participants Two / Twenty five Departure 2011 Nov 26 2012 - Jan 21; Feb 4, 25; March 10, 24; April 7, 21; May 5, 26; June 30; July 28; Aug 18; Sept 1, 22; Oct 6, 27 Accommodation Upper 3 star hotels and private game lodges Flights TDM Air can assist with flights to Cape Town from Johannesburg Vehicle Luxury Sedan / Microbus/ Coach Driver/Guide Services of THETA registered driver/ guide throughout tour. Open Safari Vehicle Game drives with experienced ranger Languages Available English - German. Other language guides available on request booked on a private basis Visa/Passport Multiple entry visas for South Africa where applicable. For Swaziland entry, passport and visa conditions apply Included Meals: 14 breakfasts; 3 dinners Entrance fees: Blyde River Canyon; Mac Mac Falls; Bourke’s Luck Potholes; Conservation fee into Kruger National Park; Mandela Museum; Cango Caves; Safari Ostrich Farm; Wildlife Cheetah Ranch

Added Value

DAY 1 | SATURDAY Semi-private transfer from Cape Town International Airport to your hotel. Optional Table Mountain (subject to Cable Way being open) and city tour available. Protea Hotel Fire and Ice or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 2 | SUNDAY Day at leisure in the “Mother City”. Optional full day Cape Point Tour available. Sights of this tour include Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens; Cape of Good Hope Reserve; the funicular (optional extra) to reach the hillcrest at Cape of Good Hope; the penguin colony at Boulders Beach (optional) Chapman’s Peak (subject to the road being open); Hout Bay stop at the harbour; Sea Point. Protea Hotel Fire and Ice or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 3 | MONDAY Depart Cape Town via Route 62, driving through little towns like Worcester and Montagu before entering the Little Karoo. Enjoy lunch en route (not included). Protea Hotel Riempie Estate or similar - bed and breakfast

• TDM Touring Documentation Packs • VIP Card

Scheduled Tours ~ Cape Town ~ 58


The South African Essentials (Continued) DAY 4 | TUESDAY Enjoy breakfast before going to the Cango Caves for a guided tour that allows us to explore the ancient stalactites and stalagmites. A visit to the Cango Wildlife Ranch and valley of ancient and endangered species gives you a glimpse of many endangered animals in a safe environment. Last stop for the day is Safari Ostrich Farm. Learn how a traditional ostrich farm works and the various types of ostriches. After the tour, enjoy a typical farm style lunch (not included) before leaving for the coast. The Dunes Hotel or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 5 | WEDNESDAY Full day at leisure. Spend the day next to the pool or take a walk on the beach. Optional full day Knysna tour available. This tour starts with a trip to Knysna Waterfront, where you will head towards the Western Head by boat and enter the Featherbed Nature Reserve. A unimog drawn trailer will take you up to the reserve where you will enjoy lunch (included). On the way back to your hotel you stop for an interactive experience with the gentle giants at the Knysna Elephant Park. The Dunes Hotel and Resort or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 6 | THURSDAY Morning at leisure. Leaving Plettenberg Bay behind, we visit the Storm’s River Mouth in the Tsitsikamma National Park, where photographic opportunities abound. Exiting the famous Garden Route we arrive in Port Elizabeth. Kelway Hotel or similar - bed and breakfast Day 7 | Friday Depart Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown (fondly known as the City of Saints). This town is well known for its elegant 19th century architecture, including historical buildings and beautiful churches. Visit East London, a city at the mouth of the Buffalo River and South Africa’s only River Port. Pass through Umtata and visit the Mandela Museum to arrive at the overnight hotel on the Wild Coast. Mbotyi Hotel or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast Day 8 | Saturday Depart after breakfast and start experiencing the wonderful views of the Sani Pass region that for a long time was the only way for the people to transport products such as mohair, wool and peas from Lesotho to Natal. Arriving late afternoon Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort or similar - bed and breakfast Day 9 | Sunday Full day at leisure to enjoy the wonderful views of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. Optional 4x4 adventure tour up Sani Pass and into Lesotho is available (passport and visa required). Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort or similar - bed and breakfast Day 10 | Monday Travelling through extremely scenic passes with many sights of magnificent beauty, we exit the Great Drakensberg Mountains. We make our way to Durban, South Africa’s third-largest city. After a short orientation tour arrive at the hotel. Balmoral Hotel or similar - bed and breakfast Day 11 | Tuesday Departing Durban we head North towards the area called Maputoland. We enter the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park area, the oldest conservation area in South Africa. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or take an optional boat cruise in the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park and/or an Open Safari Vehicle game drive (optional) in the HluhluweUmfolozi Park. Protea Hotel Hluhluwe or similar - bed and breakfast Day 12 | Wednesday After breakfast, enter Swaziland and enjoy the views of the local population and their ways of living. Visit the Ngwenya glass factory for some local and traditional curios, before re-entering South Africa on our way to our hotel. Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast Day 13 | Thursday Spend the day in the Kruger National Park, exploring the wonderful flora and fauna. This park was proclaimed in 1926 and covers an area of about 21 500 km². The topography of the park is consistent except for the mountainous South-Western section. From mammals, predators, reptiles and birds, there may be many opportunities for you to see the Big Five and capture your experience on camera. Optional full day game drive in an open safari vehicle is available. Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast Day 14 | Friday Depart from your lodge and head for the Panorama Route. On the list of attractions are God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Blyde River Canyon, (one of the natural wonders of Africa). Arrive at your lodge in the afternoon. Hannah Lodge or similar - bed and breakfast Day 15 | Saturday Enjoy an early morning breakfast before heading to Gauteng past Orighstad, through Pilgrim’s Rest via the Mac-Mac Waterfalls, over Long Tom Pass, through Lydenburg, Belfast, Witbank before you are dropped off at your hotel or the airport.

Scheduled Tours ~ Cape Town ~ 59


Scheduled Tours

cape town

The South African Explorer Cape Town to Johannesburg

TIRS Northbound Silver Class Tour

Highlights at a glance • Johannesburg • Mpumalanga • Panorama Route • Kruger National Park • Swaziland • Hluhluwe Game Reserve • iSimangaliso Wetland Park• Shakaland • Durban• Port Elizabeth• Garden Route • Cape Town • Cape Peninsula

Tour Information

Days 12 Days and 11 Nights Min/Max Participants Two / Nine on the TISD 40 and the TISD 10 Two/Forty-four on day tours Departure Sunday - Cape Town International Airport Accommodation Upper 3 and 4 star hotels and private game lodges Flights TDM Air can assist with flights to Durban from Port Elizabeth Vehicle Luxury Sedan / Microbus / Quantum Driver/Guide Services of THETA registered driver/ guide throughout tour. Open Safari Vehicle Game drives with experienced ranger Languages Available English - German. Other language guides available on request booked on a private basis Visa/Passport Multiple entry visas for SouthAfrica where applicable. For Swaziland entry, passport and visa conditions apply Included Meals: 11 breakfasts; 2 dinners Entrance fees: Three Rondawels; Bourke’s Luck Potholes; Lisbon or Berlin Falls; Conservation Fee into Kruger National Park; Esitjeni Umphakatsi experience; Boat Cruise; Conservation fee for Tsitsikamma; Cango Caves; Safari Ostrich Farm

Added Value

• TDM Touring Documentation Packs • VIP Card

DAY 1 | SUNDAY You are met on arrival at Cape Town International Airport by a professional guide and private transferred to the hotel in Tamboerskloof. Afternoon at leisure. Protea Hotel Fire and Ice or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 2 | MONDAY Full Day Cape Highlights tour (english only). This full day tour includes Camps Bay; Hout Bay; Chapman’s Peak (subject to the road being open); the Cape of Good Hope Reserve; Simonstown; Muizenberg; one wine tasting of South African wines at a local wine estate; the University town of Stellenbosch. Protea Hotel Fire and Ice or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 3 | TUESDAY Depart Cape Town via Sir Lowry’s Pass. After travelling the plateau of expansive apple orchards in and around Grabouw, arrive at the charming town of Swellendam and continue through the folded sandstone mountains of the Huis River and Tradouw Passes. Route 62 highlights the true diversity

Scheduled Tours ~ Cape Town ~ 60


The South African Explorer (Continued) of landscapes and ever changing semi-desert areas of the Klein Karoo. Pass through the towns of Barrydale and Calitzdorp to Oudtshoorn. Enjoy a hearty dinner (not included) Protea Hotel Riempie Estate or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 4 | WEDNESDAY After breakfast, start the day with a visit to the world famous Cango Caves for a fully guided tour. Time permitting an optional tour of the Crocodile and Cheetah Park is also available. Visit the Safari Ostrich Farm for a glimpse at how a working ostrich farm works. After lunch (not included) continue to George over the Outeniqua Pass. Scenic drive via Dolphin Point to Wilderness and on to South Africa’s “oyster capital” Knysna. Enjoy dinner (not included) at one of the wonderful local restaurants that the Waterfront has to offer. Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 5 | THURSDAY Departing Knysna we continue via the ‘millionaires playground’ of Plettenberg Bay to the Tsitsikamma Forest area. Remember to keep an eye out for the rare Knysna Loerie when visiting the Big Tree. After lunch (not included) at the scenic Storms River Mouth, gaze in awe at the scenery whilst crossing the bridge over the Storms River where photographic opportunities abound. Leaving the Garden Route via the high forests of the Tsitsikamma we arrive in Port Elizabeth for drop off at your hotel. Protea Hotel Marine or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 6 | FRIDAY Morning at leisure, semi-private transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight to Durban (not included). A semi-private transfer from King Shaka International Airport to your hotel. Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 7 |SATURDAY Morning departure from your hotel. Travelling north through KwaZulu-Natal towards St. Lucia, visit iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site (previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park). Enjoy a river cruise on the estuary and view prolific wetlands bird life, fish eagles, hippo and crocodiles. Arrive at your hotel. Protea Hotel Hluhluwe or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 8 | SUNDAY Enjoy an early morning game drive in your closed vehicle through the Hulhluwe Game Reserve. Enter the Kingdom of Swaziland where you make your way to the Ngwenya glass Factory. Finish the day with the arrival at your overnight destination Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 9 | MONDAY Enjoy a first-hand glimpse into Swaziland’s rich cultural heritage by visiting the Esitjeni Umphakatsi, bordering Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, and experience an interaction with the local people of this vibrant community (weather depending). Leave Swaziland and re-enter South Africa. After a short game drive through the world famous Kruger National Park, you arrive at your destination in the late afternoon. Casa Do Sol or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast DAY 10 | TUESDAY After breakfast you start exploring the breathtaking Panorama Route featuring various waterfalls, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon. Arrive at your game lodge in time for afternoon tea before you start your evening game drive. Return to the lodge for a diverse array of eclectic cuisine. Makalali Private Game Reserve or similar - dinner bed and breakfast + 2 game viewing activities DAY 11 | WEDNESDAY Early morning bush walk or game drive, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the smaller species of Africa’s animal kingdom. After breakfast you depart to Johannesburg through the JG Strijdom Tunnel. Marvel at the mountainous scenery. Travel through the historic towns of Lydenburg and Dullstroom before arriving in Gauteng. Drop off late afternoon at your hotel. Crowne Plaza Rosebank or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 12 | THURSDAY Enjoy a morning tour of Soweto (English only), including a fascinating glimpse of bustling neighborhood life, two Nobel Prizewinners’ previous residences, the Hector Peterson Memorial and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Return to your hotel by lunchtime and continue on a private transfer to OR Tambo International Airport in time for your homebound flight.

Scheduled Tours ~ Cape Town ~ 61


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Magical Garden Route Northbound Cape Town to Port Elizabeth

TISD 40

Silver Class Tour

Highlights at a glance • Tsitsikamma • Storms River • Knysna • Safari Ostrich • Cango Caves • Route 62

Tour Information

Days 3 Days and 2 Nights Min/Max Participants Two / Nine Departure Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at 08h30 from Cape Town CBD Hotels Accommodation Upper 3 star hotels Flights TDM Air can assist with flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town Vehicle Luxury Sedan / Microbus/ Quantum Driver/Guide Services of THETA registered driver/ guide throughout tour Languages Available English - German. Other language guides available on request booked on a private basis Included Meals: 2 breakfasts Entrance fees: Conservation fee for Tsitsikamma National Park; Big Tree; Cango Caves, Safari Ostrich Farm

DAY 1 Depart Cape Town via Sir Lowry’s Pass. After travelling the plateau of expansive apple orchards in and around Grabouw, arrive at the charming town of Swellendam and continue through the folded sandstone mountains of the Huis River and Tradouw Passes. Route 62 highlights the true diversity of landscapes and ever changing semi-desert areas of the Klein Karoo. Pass through the towns of Barrydale and Calitzdorp to Oudtshoorn. Enjoy a hearty dinner (not included) Protea Hotel Riempie Estate or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 2 After breakfast, start the day with a visit to the world famous Cango Caves for a fully guided tour. Time permitting an optional tour of the Crocodile and Cheetah Park is also available. Visit the Safari Ostrich Farm for a glimpse at how a working ostrich farm works. After lunch (not included) continue to George over the Outeniqua Pass. Scenic drive via Dolphin Point to Wilderness and on to South Africa’s “oyster capital” Knysna. Enjoy dinner (not included) at one of the wonderful local restaurants that the Waterfront has to offer. Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or similar - bed and breakfast DAY 3 Departing Knysna we continue via the ‘millionaires playground’ of Plettenberg Bay to the Tsitsikamma Forest area. Remember to keep an eye out for the rare Knysna Loerie when visiting the Big Tree. After lunch (not included) at the scenic Storm’s River Mouth, gaze in awe at the scenery whilst crossing the bridge over the Storm’s River, where photographic opportunities abound. Leaving the Garden Route via the high forests of Tsitsikamma, we arrive in Port Elizabeth for drop off at your hotel or at Port Elizabeth Airport.

Added Value

• VIP Card • TDM Touring Documentation Pack

Scheduled Tours ~ Cape Town ~ 62


The Cape Kaleidoscope Cape Town to Cape Town

TISD 42

Silver Class Tour

CAPE TOWN

Scheduled Tours

cape town

KNYSNA PORT ELIZABETH

Highlights at a glance • Route 62 • Cango Caves • Oudtshoorn • Ostrich Farm • Outeniqua Pass • Knysna • Wilderness • Mossel Bay • Safari • Reptile and Cheetah Breeding Centre • Waenhuiskrans • Cape Agulhas • Hermanus • False Bay• Cape Town

DAY 1 | MONDAY Depart Cape Town travelling along South Africa’s longest wine route, Route 62. En route, pass through Worcester, Montagu and Robertson. Visit the towns of Barrydale and Calitzdorp, where the true diversity of landscapes is highlighted by the ever-changing semi-desert areas. Afternoon tour of the Cango Caves. Dinner and overnight in Oudtshoorn. Hlangana Country Lodge or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast DAY 2 | TUESDAY After breakfast, visit a local ostrich farm.Enjoy time at the Wildlife Cheetah Farm. Depart Oudtshoorn and travel via the Outeniqua Pass to George, Wilderness and Knysna. Dinner and overnight in Knysna, South Africa’s oyster capital. Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast DAY 3 | WEDNESDAY After breakfast, depart on a scenic drive through Wilderness via Dolphin Point to historic Mossel Bay. Send a postcard to friends or relatives from the famous Post Office Tree before visiting the Diaz and Maritime Museums with their relics of famous explorers. Afternoon game drive in a private game reserve, set against the backdrop of the Langeberg Mountain Range. Dinner in an African Boma (weather permitting). Garden Route Game Lodge - dinner, bed and breakfast + 2 game viewing activities DAY 4 | THURSDAY An early morning game drive followed by breakfast and an informative tour of the lodge’s Reptile Centre and Cheetah Breeding Centre. Continue via Swellendam to your hotel at Waenhuiskrans, set in the beauty of white limestone cliffs, giant sand dunes, pristine beaches, stunning nature reserves and the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean. Dinner included. The Arniston Hotel or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast DAY 5 | FRIDAY After breakfast, visit Cape Agulhas (southernmost tip of Africa). Continue to Hermanus, which is famed for being the best land based whale-watching site in the world (seasonal). Our journey back to Cape Town continues via the spectacular coastal drive along False Bay, with its panoramic views of Cape Point and Table Mountain. The tour ends with drop off at your Cape Town hotel or Cape Town International Airport.

Scheduled Tours ~ Cape Town ~ 63

Tour Information

Days 5 Days and 4 Nights Min/Max Participants Two / Nine Departure Monday - Waterfront Hotels at 08h00 Accommodation Upper 3 and 4 star hotels and private lodges Flights No flights required. TDM Air an assist with flights to Cape Town. Vehicle Luxury Sedan / Microbus / Quantum Driver/Guide Services of THETA registered driver/ guide throughout tour. Open Safari Vehicle Game drives with experienced ranger Languages Available English - German. Other language guides available on request booked on a private basis Included Meals: 4 breakfasts; 4 dinners Entrance fees: Cango Caves; Safari Ostrich Farm general tour; Wildlife Cheetah Farm general tour; Agalhus Museum

Added Value

• VIP Card • TDM Touring Documentation Pack


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Winelands and West Coast Wonders Cape Town to Cape Town

TISD 44

Explorer Class Tour

Highlights at a glance • Bain’s Kloof Pass • Wellington • Tulbagh • Clanwiliam • Paternoster • Langebaan

Tour Information

Days 3 Days and 2 Nights Min/Max Participants Two / Seven Departure Saturday - Cape Town Waterfront Hotels Accommodation Upper 3 star hotels Flights TDM Air can assist with flights to Cape Town from Johannesburg Vehicle Luxury Sedan / Microbus Driver/Guide Services of THETA registered driver/ guide throughout tour. Languages Available English - German. Other language guides available on request booked on a private basis Included Meals: 2 breakfasts Entrance fees: Winetasting; Conservation fee into West Coast National Park

Added Value

• TDM Touring Documentation Packs • VIP Card

Day 1 | Saturday Depart Cape Town via N1 leaving the hustle and bustle of the Mother City. Drive past Belville, a former village that was originally known as “Twelfth Milestone”, as it was exactly 12 miles from Cape Town. Head towards Paarl, the Berg River Valley’s main centre that was founded in 1690, and then pass through Wellington. This town is situated at the base of one of the oldest and most spectacular mountain passes in the country, Bain’s Kloof Pass. Arrive in Tulbagh, a town that lies directly on a geological fault line, and when this comes under seismic pressure tremors are felt in the valley. Nothing serious, until 29 September 1969 when a full-fledged earthquake rocked the town. This prompted what is probably the largest single reconstruction and restoration project in the history of South Africa. Enjoy a winetasting before heading off via Ceres through mountainous terrain towards Citrusdal where you join the N7 to the town of Clanwilliam. This town is situated between the western slopes of the Cederberg Mountains and the east bank of the Olifants River and lies on the banks of the Clanwilliam Dam. Clanwilliam Property or similar - bed and breakfast

Scheduled Tours ~ Cape Town ~ 64


Winelands and West Coast Wonders (Continued) Day 2 | Sunday Depart Clanwilliam and visit Leipold’s Grave situated in the rugged Pakhuis Pass (Storehouse Pass) near Clanwilliam, with spectacular views over the valley below. Time permitting visit a Veldskoen Factory and Rooibos Tea Factory, then head off towards Piketberg, a town situated at the foothills of the Piketberg mountains, a range of low mountains formed from Table Mountain Sandstone. The area around the mountains is conducive to the farming of wheat, while the area on top of the mountains, being cooler and generally frost-free, is suited to the farming of fruit and Rooibos Tea. Arrive in in Velddrif a town that is synonymous with bokkems (dried herrings). End the day in the small town of Paternoster. Paternoster Property or similar - bed and breakfast Day 3 | Monday Depart Paternoster and head to Langebaan a small resort village on the eastern shore of Langebaan lagoon. Enter the West Coast National Park that was established in 1985. This park was established to include the Langebaan tidal lagoon and the islands of Jutten, Malgas, Schaapen and Marcus. Keep your eyes open for plains game, before we head on home via Melkbos. Stop in Blouberg for photographic opportunities before you get dropped off at your hotel in Cape Town.

Scheduled Tours ~ Cape Town ~ 65


Table Mountain and City Tour TICC

Half Day Tour Highlights of this half day tour include: visit up Table Mountain on the cableway, where the varying flora and fauna will be explained (the cableway ticket is not included, as the mountain visit is weather permitting); Malay Quarter, city centre and Company Gardens; time permitting the Castle of Good Hope; photographic opportunities of Table Mountain from Table Bay and Cape Town Diamond Works.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

English - daily. English/German -Sunday; Tuesday; Thursday; Saturday (AM) Two / Forty Waterfront hotels from 08h00 / 12h30. Downtown hotels from 08h30 / 13h00. Collection times may vary subject to hotel collection route Microbus up to luxury 44 seater coach As above

Cape Highlights Tour TICL

Full Day Tour This full day tour includes: Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak (if open), Cape Point Nature Reserve via Scarborough, Cape Point, Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek and Muizenberg. Continue to the historic town of Stellenbosch for a wine tasting at one of the local wine estates. Tour may be operated in reverse. This tour is a great combination of a Half day Cape Point and a Half day Winelands.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily Two / Forty Waterfront hotels from 08h00. Downtown hotels from 08h15. Collection times may vary subject to hotel collection route Microbus up to luxury 44 seater coach English only

Cape Township ‘Cape Care Route’ TICT

Half Day Tour Highlights of this half day tour include: an insight into the past and post 1994 progress; visiting projects which are helping previously disadvantaged communities develop and build a better life for all; an insight into another side of Cape Town with focus on job creation via community based initiatives.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily Two / Twelve Waterfront hotels from 09h00. Downtown hotels from 08h45. Collection times may vary subject to hotel collection route Luxury Microbus / Luxury Mini Coach English only

Scheduled Tours

Day Tours ~ Cape Town ~ 66


Topless Cape Town Bus TICO

Full Day Rotational Tour This unique sightseeing of Cape Town offers a ‘Hop-On, Hop-Off’ City tour aboard an open top red double decker bus. The guides will entertain you as you learn more about the history of Cape Town. The tour calls at all the important museums and sights in the inner city, before it makes its way to the lower cableway station. From there the tour travels back down to the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton on its way back to the Waterfront. A comprehensive route map is handed to guests upon boarding the bus.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily One / Thirty Per Routing - 09h30 to 15h30 from Waterfront only Classic open top double-decker coach English only

Cape Town by Night TICN

Evening Tour (Including Dinner) Head out of the city before sunset. Savour a glass of sparkling wine as you watch the sun set from one of Cape Town’s beautiful beaches. Look for the Southern Cross in the night sky before you enjoy dinner at a fabulous “out of town” restaurant, offering seafood and South African specialties. (We can arrange a separate table for special occasions – on request). See the city lights by night as you return to your hotel. We’ll take care of all the arrangements – just enjoy!

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Tuesday and Thursday from September to May Two / Seven Waterfront hotels from 17h30 in Winter & 18h00 in Summer. Collection times may vary subject to hotel collection route Luxury Microbus English only

Hermanus Tour TICH

Full Day Tour Highlights of this full day tour include: best shore based whale watching.Visit penguins (optional and time permitting). Informal wine tasting en route; whale watching (season dependent) in Hermanus; scenic drive via Elgin and Sir Lowry’s Pass.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Day Tours ~ Cape Town ~ 67

Scheduled Tours

Wednesday; Friday; Sunday, Months July to November Two / Forty Waterfront hotels from 08h00. Downtown hotels from 08h30. Collection times may vary subject to hotel collection route Microbus up to luxury 44 seater coach English only


Cape Point Tour TICP

Full Day Or Half Day Tour Highlights of the half day and full day tours include: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens; Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve; the funicular (optional extra) to reach the hillcrest at Cape of Good Hope; the penguin colony at Boulders Beach (optional for own account); Chapman’s Peak (subject to the road being open); Hout Bay stop at the harbour; Sea Point; city of Cape Town drive. The half day tour covers the same attractions however stop off times are much shorter, less frequent and excludes the penguin colony and Kirstenbosch Gardens.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

English - daily.German/English -Sunday to Friday on the full day only Two / Forty Half Day: Sea Point hotels (08h45); Downtown hotels(08h00) Full Day: Sea Point hotels (09h00); Downtown hotels (08h30). Collection times may vary subject to hotel collection route Microbus up to luxury 44 seater coach As above

Winelands Tour TICW

Full Day Or Half Day Tour Highlights of this full day or half day tour include: scenic and historic drive through the Cape Winelands, and wine tasting at local farms in Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. The half day tour covers the same attractions, however stop off times are much shorter and only one wine tasting is included.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

English - daily. German/English Monday; Wednesday; Friday; Saturday on the full day only Two / Forty Half Day: Sea Point hotels (13h00); Downtown hotels (13h30) Full Day: Sea Point hotels (08h00); Downtown hotels (08h30). Collection times may vary subject to hotel collection route Microbus up to luxury 44 seater coach As above

Great White Shark - Cage Diving TICS

Full Day Tour Highlights of this full day tour include: scenic drive to Gansbaai; breakfast at ‘The Great White House’ where the dive master gives a full briefing about the day’s procedures; anchoring at Dyer Island and Geyser Rock, which boasts a large Cape Fur seal colony; watching the crew lure the sharks with chum to the boat; lowering the cage into the water when the first shark arrives; picnic lunch on board the boat. Please note: As we are working with wild animals, we cannot guarantee sightings.

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily (weather and sea conditions permitting) Two / Seven Cape Town hotels from 05h00. Collection times may vary subject to hotel collection route Luxury Microbus / Luxury Mini coach English only

Scheduled Tours

Day Tours ~ Cape Town ~ 68


Hiking and Trekking on Table Mountain TICB

Half Day Tour Why take the ‘softie’ route (cable car) up to the top when there is a fabulous and diverse mountain range to be explored up close and personal! Includes: Experienced mountain guide and transport to a variety of routes Excludes: Cable Car Ticket (if you choose this way to get down from the top) Required: Sun block, sunglasses, comfortable clothing, walking shoes, 2 litres of water and camera

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily subject to availability and weather conditions Two / Twelve Cape Town Central and Waterfront Hotels. Depart 09h00 / Return 13h00. Collection times may vary subject to hotel collection route Vehicle of appropriate size English only

Cape Point and Winelands Cycle Combo TICF

Full Day Tour Getting up close with the penguins at Boulders Beach, some leisurely cycling in the Cape Nature Reserve (visiting Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope), picnic lunch then wine tasting at the oldest wine farms in the Cape, Groot Constantia and Constantia Uitsig. Includes: Transportation, bikes, helmets, water bottles, expert guides, wine tasting Required: Shoes, sun block and camera (fitness level: beginner/intermediate)

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Daily subject to availability and weather conditions Two / Twelve Cape Town Central and Waterfront Hotels. Depart 09h45 / Return 17h00. Collection times may vary subject to hotel collection route Vehicle of appropriate size English only

Sand Board and Quad Biking Combo TICQ

Full Day Tour Your day in the sand is split between human endeavor and man made machine. Includes: All equipment, professional instructors, permits, lunch and transportation Required: Shoes, sun block and camera, thick socks (shin height), hat

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Languages Available

Day Tours ~ Cape Town ~ 69

Scheduled Tours

Daily subject to availability and weather conditions Four / Twelve Cape Town Central and Waterfront Hotels. Depart 09h45 / Return 17h00. Collection times may vary subject to hotel collection route Vehicle of appropriate size English only


drifters Overland Expeditions

Highlights at a glance • Big Five Game Walks • Open Vehicle Game Drives • Game Reserves / National Parks • Kruger National Park • Hluhluwe Game Reserve • Drakensberg Mountains • Swaziland Kingdom • Cape Wine Farm • Karoo Desert Farm Stay • African Culture • Pony Trekking • Garden Route • Otter Trail Walk • Cape Town • Table Mountain Hike • Unspoiled Beaches • San Rock Art

Tour Information

Days Min/Max Participants Departure Vehicle Driver/Guide Languages Available

18 Days and 17 Nights No Min, 17 Max 06h30 Every Tuesday and Friday and some Sundays Overland Safari truck Services of THETA registered and FGASA qualified driver/ guide throughout tour. Services of local expert guides at almost all the stops. English only

We Recommend

Optional Activities • • • •

Sea Kayaking • Bungee Jump uShaka Marine World • Robben Island Kruger Night Drive • Forest Mountain Bike Knysna Boat Trip

Important Information

This tour involves a fair amount of walking, so a small daypack is advisable. A sleeping bag, towel and pillow are required for this tour. Seasonal Malaria precautions may be necessary and can be purchased locally. Passports/ visas are required for entry into Swaziland. The price includes all transport, accommodation, food, coffee, tea, fruit juice at breakfast etc, group equipment, permits and entry fees, optional pony ride and professional guides. The price does not include alcohol and soft drinks, meals where stipulated, curios, tips and optional excursions. Before departure clients will be required to enter into a agreement agreeing to our booking conditions and general information. Clients are required to have their own comprehensive personal travel insurance.

Drifters

Overland Tour

18 Day South Africa Overland Explorer (Southbound) Johannesburg to Cape Town

South Africa is a haven of spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, diverse cultures and first world norms, topped with a healthy and invigorating climate. These qualities, as well as a relatively cheap currency, make it an adventure destination not to be missed. A country virtually the size of Europe with over 3000 kilometer’s of unspoiled coastline, boasting climatic differences from searing hot desert to snow-capped peaks, and varied cultures, from the primitive Bushman to the most Western of ways. We visit the highlights, but leave the beaten track to explore the great outdoors. Overnight stops are mostly at Drifters owned properties and reserves where extensive conservation and game introduction projects have created truly unique accommodations and surroundings. The tour requires a certain amount of flexibility and an adventurous mentality. DAY 1 Departing at 06h30 from Drifters Johannesburg Lodge, we travel the scenic road to Mpumalanga. Along the way we visit Dullstroom, traverse Robbers Pass and spend time at the quaint historic town of Pilgrim’s Rest. We also visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon. Thereafter we wind our way down the escarpment to the Lowveld bushveld where we overnight in our well appointed Drifters Bush Camp. In a private reserve adjacent / unfenced to the Kruger Park, the tented Camp is tastefully designed, totally blends in with the environment, and offers comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, a refreshing splash pool, and stunning views over the surrounding bush. Dinner tonight is cooked on the open fire. Drifters Bush Camp | Dinner DAY 2 We start the day with customary coffee and rusks, before setting off on a game walk. We walk for approximately 3 hours in search of game, stopping regularly to learn more about the ways of the bush. A Drifters guide and tracker lead all walks. Return to camp for a late morning brunch after which it’s time to relax around the pool and to enjoy the camp. In the afternoon we conduct an open vehicle game drive, which develops into an extensive night drive, being in the bush at night provides us with the opportunity of viewing nocturnal animals, otherwise not normally seen. This evening we enjoy a hearty bush “braai” and again fall asleep to the sounds of the wild. Drifters Bush Camp | Brunch and Dinner DAY 3 A leisurely start, we travel through the rural Bushbuck Ridge area to the sleepy settlement of Hazyview, and then on to the Drifters Hazyview Lodge, a log cabin spectacularly situated on stilts in indigenous subtropical forest on the banks of the Sabie River. This afternoon we will have time to relax at the bird hide, or enjoy swimming and forest walks Drifters Hazyview Lodge | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner DAY 4 Leaving Hazyview early, we travel the short distance to the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Here we spend the entire day viewing animals from the high vantage point of our well-equipped vehicle. We enjoy a picnic lunch and then a night in one of the park’s camps. Kruger National Park Rest Camp | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner DAY 5 & 6 Traveling south through the Kingdom of the Swazi, our journey takes us into an area of spectacular scenery, and past numerous traditional homesteads and curio markets, then we enter Zululand, the area once ruled by the famed Shaka Zulu, a region of Game Reserves and impressive scenery. We spend the next two nights at the Drifters Zululand Camp, a rustic camp situated in the sand forest on our private game reserve adjoining the World Heritage Site of St Lucia. During our stay we will do a game walk on the reserve and will conduct an open vehicle game drive in Hluhluwe Game Reserve.

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Drifters (Continued) We will also visit a rural Zulu school which Drifters sponsors through the benefits of tourism Drifters Zululand Camp | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner DAY 7 A short drive today, we travel to one of the world’s finest coastlines, where the unrelenting waves of the Indian Ocean continuously pound deserted beaches. Our next night will be at the Drifters Dolphin Coast Lodge, situated literally on the beach. Our time here will be spent soaking up the sun and simply enjoying the beach and warm ocean. Tonight we enjoy a traditional fish braai on the Inn’s patio. Drifters Dolphin Coast Lodge | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner DAY 8 & 9 After a visit to the holiday city of Durban, where we have the option of visiting the Ushaka Marine World or exploring the Golden Mile and the traditional market, we travel back inland to the majestic Drakensberg mountain range, “Barrier of Spears”. (Lunch today will be own expense in Durban.) On reaching the foothills we transfer to a 4 x 4 vehicle, and then enjoy an exciting drive on mountain tracks up to the Drifters Drakensberg Lodge where we spend two nights in cosy log cabins. We will spend time hiking and exploring the wonders of this National Heritage Site and visiting a San rock art site. Pony trekking is also available Drifters Drakensberg Lodge | Day 8 Breakfast and Dinner | Day 9 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner DAY 10 After a 4 x 4 transfer back to our vehicle, we cross the Oliviershoek Pass to view the turquoise waters of Sterkfontein Dam, then on through the Golden Gate National Park, well known for its towering sandstone cliffs and wealth of unique wildlife. Lunch today will be own expense in the artful little village of Clarens – clients will have time to explore the art galleries and other unique attractions. This night will be spent on a farm near the town of Ladybrand. Ladybrand Farm Stay | Breakfast and Dinner DAY 11 & 12 Exploring lesser-known gravel roads, we head into the dry Karoo interior. We will travel via quaint and remote farming villages including Nieu Bethesda to the Drifters Karoo Lodge. Our home for the next two nights will be in stone cottages on a traditional farmstead nestled against the Sneeuberg Mountains. During our stay here, we will enjoy an extensive walk in the mountainous terrain, home to a variety of interesting plants, animal and bird life. Drifters Karoo Lodge | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner DAY 13, 14 & 15 An early start, we head for the historic town of Graaff-Reinet where we spend time visiting the various museums, strolling around the town, meeting the locals and admiring the unique architecture. We then cross the mighty Outeniqua Mountains, barrier between the dry interior and the lush coastal Garden Route area. We arrive at the well located Drifters Knysna Lodge where we will spend the next three nights. Our days here will be spent exploring this renowned region and its many attractions. We will walk in the forest in search of the elusive Knysna Loerie, we will travel to the Tsitsikamma Coastal National Park where we will walk part of the acclaimed “Otter Trail”. On our return journey, those with suicidal tendencies may try the world’s highest bungi jump at 216 meters or clients may choose a sea kayak trip. (Own expense). We will visit sun-kissed beaches, the Knysna Heads , and our superb location will allow free time to explore the old woodcutter town of Knysna. One lunch and one dinner will be own expense. Drifters Knysna Lodge | Day 13 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner | Day 14 Breakfast and Dinner | Day 15 Breakfast and Lunch DAY 16, 17 & 18 A leisurely start, we leave Knysna to travel through the Lake District and then to follow the “Whale Route” around the Hottentots Holland Mountains toward our final destination. Arriving in the “Mother City” of Cape Town in the late afternoon, we check into the Drifters Cape Town Lodge, which is situated on the Sea Point beachfront. Cape Town is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and we will spend two days visiting Cape Point, Hout Bay, and the Waterfront, secluded beaches, a wine farm and many more highlights. We will also hike up Table Mountain. (Lunches and dinners in Cape Town are own expense). Drifters Cape Town Lodge | Breakfast

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Road Transfer Services

Suburban Road Transfer Services

For tourists from all over the world there is probably nothing more daunting than arriving at an international airport and having to make their own way to their hotel. Fortunately, Tourvest Destination Management recognises this and ensures that transfers are a pleasant, comfortable experience. Over the years TDM has developed various types of road transfer options for maximum flexibility. Drivers are trained and monitored on an ongoing basis to provide a professional, punctual, safe and reliable service. Best Luxury, Comfort and Quality In our Minivans, Touring Cars and Economy Sedans, passengers will find more than enough space, which affords passengers all the room they need to move, whilst still maintaining a smooth ride, enhanced with all the extra comforts you would expect from Tourvest Destination Management. Highest Safety Assured Tourvest Destination Management will not compromise on international insurance requirements and safety standards and all vehicles provided by TDM Transfers and Charters carry the minimum passenger liability cover.

Gautrain Connect TISS GAU

Johannesburg Departure Vehicle

Daily from 06h00 to 20h00 from Sandton Gautrain Station to Sandton and Rosebank hotels Luxury Air-Conditioned Vehicle

As with Value Connect, Gautrain Connect offers convenient connecting transfers between the Sandton hub and major Sandton and Rosebank Hotels (+/- 15 Kilometers).

Value Connect TISS VAL

Johannesburg | Durban | Port Elizabeth | Cape Town Departure Vehicle

Daily between 05h00 and 19h00 from each region’s respective airports and major suburban hotels (+/- 32 kilometres from point of origin) Luxury Air-Conditioned Vehicle

Tourvest offers a seamless road transfer solution for budget sensitive travellers; made easy, yet never compromising on luxury, comfort or quality service. This transfer service consists of the following: • Vehicles are modern Economy Sedans, Touring Cars and Minivans. • Meet and greet service and document handed over by the driver. • Guests will not wait longer than 30 minutes upon being met at their respective arrival airports. • No more than 3 collection and drop-off hotels will be serviced per transfer • Guests will receive a faxed confirmation at their hotel confirming their transfer time 24 hours prior to service.

Private Transfers TISS PVT

Johannesburg | Durban | Port Elizabeth | Cape Town | Richard’s Bay | Nelspruit | Hoedspruit | George Departure Vehicle

Daily on request Luxury Air-Conditioned Vehicle

This service provides the client with the following: • An added value service at a nominal fee • Meet and greet with documentation delivery • 24 hour service • English driver/English or foreign language guide • Hotel check-in assistance • Service between airports and major suburban hotels

Scheduled, Overland, Private Services

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Road Transfer Services

Suburban Road Transfer Services

Executive Private Transfers & Charters TISS LUX

Johannesburg | Cape Town | (Other cities subject to availability) Departure Daily on request Vehicle Luxury Mercedes Sedans (or similar), Luxury 4x4 SUV’s, Luxury Stretched Limousines Tourvest offers executive chauffeur driven services for discerning guests who wish to travel in style and top class luxury. A qualified tourist guide of any language is also available to accompany the chauffeur and guests for touring services with “black tie” finesse. This service provides the more executive guests the following: • Professional English speaking chauffeur • Hotel check-in assistance • Complimentary still and sparkling mineral water • Ultra modern luxury vehicles with ample luggage space • Meet and greet with complimentary documentation delivery and porterage • Delivery of any special requirements e.g. corporate gifts, sparkling wine, snacks, etc. (all specified at a nominal fee)

Private Game Reserve Road Transfer Services

TISS GLD

Johannesburg | Durban | Port Elizabeth | Cape Town | Richard’s Bay | Nelspruit | Hoedspruit | George | Upington Departure Vehicle

Daily on request Luxury Air-Conditioned Vehicle

These private services connect you by road to the following: • Pilanesberg National Park • Madikwe Game Reserve • Kruger Park Private Concession • Sabi Sand Game Reserve • Timbavati Wildlife Reserve • Manyeleti Game Reserve • Waterberg • Ithala Game Reserve • Greater St Lucia Wetlands • Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park • KwaZulu-Natal Midlands • Greater Addo Biosphere • Greater Garden Route • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

SunCity Shuttle Services TISS NTY

Johannesburg | Sun City | Vice Versa Departure Vehicle

Daily Luxury Air-Conditioned Vehicle

The service to Sun City consists of the following: on arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, guests must make their way to the central shuttle departure point, where they will depart at the following times: 07h00 - 09h00 - 12h00 - 14h30 - *17h00 The service from Sun City consists of the following: guests depart on one of our shuttle vehicles from any one of the Sun City Hotels at the times listed below. Clients can be dropped off at any terminal at OR Tambo International Airport or make use of the connecting shuttle service.*07h00 - 10h00 - 12h00 - 15h00 -17h00 NOTE * A surcharge rate applies for these two shuttles.

Hoedspruit Road Transfer Services

TISS HDS

Johannesburg | Pretoria | Vice Versa Departure Vehicle

Twice Daily ex Johannesburg at 06H15 & 10H30 Twice Daily ex Hoedspruit at 10H30 & 12H00 Luxury air-conditioned 7-Seater & 14-Seater minivans

Tourvest offers a daily return road shuttle service between Johannesburg and Northern Kruger National Park (Hoedspruit). The twice daily shuttle service allows guests to get between JHB/PTA and the Northern Kruger game lodges at far more affordable rates than before; as such, the service offers an excellent way to reduce the overall cost of safari packages. The later departure from Johannesburg affords clients the opportunity to transfer to Northern Kruger on the day they arrive in Johannesburg whilst the earlier departure from Hoedspruit allows guests to arrive back at OR Tambo in plenty of time for their onward international flights after their safari adventure.

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Scheduled, Overland, Private Services


Vehicle Rental

Europcar

Group E - (PVMR) Hyundai H1 or similar Engine Capacity 2.4l No. Of Passengers 8 Adults Luggage 5 Medium

Fuel Tank Capacity Doors

70 litres 4

Manual transmission, air-conditioning, radio/CD, power steering and airbags

Group B - Toyota Yaris or similar Engine Capacity 1.3 - 1.5l No. Of Passengers 4 Adults Luggage 1 Large, 1 Medium

Fuel Tank Capacity Doors

50 litres 5

Manual transmission, air-conditioning, radio, power steering, ABS brakes, airbags

Group D - Chevrolet Aveo or similar Engine Capacity 1.5l No. Of Passengers 4 Adults Luggage 1 large, 2 medium

Fuel Tank Capacity Doors

55 litres 4

Manual transmission, air-conditioning, radio, power steering, ABS brakes, airbags

Group W - Toyota Hilux 4x4 or similar Engine Capacity 2.4 - 2.5l No. Of Passengers 4 Adults and 1 Child Luggage 2 large, 2 medium, 2 small

Fuel Tank Capacity Doors

80 litres 4

Manual transmission, air-conditioning, radio, power steering

Group P - Daihatsu Terios 4x4 or similar Engine Capacity 1.5l No. Of Passengers 4 Adults Luggage 2 medium, 2 small

Fuel Tank Capacity Doors

80 litres 5

Manual transmission, air-conditioning, radio, power steering, airbags

Group S - Hyundai Tuscon or similar Engine Capacity 2l No. Of Passengers 5 Adults Luggage 2 large, 1 medium

Fuel Tank Capacity Doors

65 litres 5

Manual transmission, air-conditioning, radio, power steering, ABS brakes, airbags

Europcar South Africa operates in 120 locations across five Southern African countries, namely South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. Our fleet mix specifically caters to the requirements of our international customers. Our priority is service excellence and customer safety.

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Air Charter

Bateleur Air Charter At Bateleur Air Charter, the highest standard is a philosophy we live by. With over 15 years of extensive experience in air charter, aircraft maintained to the very highest industry standard, crew that are professional, skilled and possess the finer client-touch, Bateleur Air Charter can provide a solution to your every travel need. Our versatile fleet – ranging from turbo-props, including the Beechcraft King Air 200 and B1900D airliner, to large Boeing 737 type jet-aircraft - provides you with the option of selecting an aircraft to meet your corporate, recreational, incentive or tourism needs. Bateleur Air Charter flies to a range of destinations, both locally and regionally. Our personalised VIP service means that you can also operate directly into preferred destinations which are not covered by scheduled flights, thereby saving you valuable travel time. In addition, as we are based at O.R. Tambo International Airport, our location provides you with convenient transfers to and from the airport for your onward travel. Allow us to bring your dream bush experience a step closer! We offer daily charter flights between ORTIA and game lodges within the Sabi Sands, Timbavati and Manyeleti region. Lodges include, amongst others, Mala Mala, Londolozi, Sabi Sabi, Ulusaba, Thornybush, Ngala and Skukuza. We at Bateleur Air Charter understand service excellence. Let us make your travel experience unique and special so that when we welcome you on-board, we also welcome you home.

National Airways Corporation With over 60 years of charter experience, NAC offers you the assurance that you are dealing with an organisation that takes private travel seriously. Our professional commitment, as the only ISOaccredited charter company in South Africa, is to excellent service that will give you an extraordinary charter experience. We believe that the most important aspect of any charter, is safety. Our almost fanatical commitment to this is reflected by our outstanding safety record. At NAC we rate privacy, security and comfort as high as safety, no matter where your destination lies or whether you are travelling on business or for pleasure. Our charter staff assist passengers throughout the entire departure and arrival process, from baggage handling, customs and immigration formalities, to any other passenger requests. Two private VIP passenger lounges (Domestic and International) are available at Lanseria Airport for our clients’ convenience. Once onboard, you will experience not only the best attention to detail and service from our pilots and hostesses, but also enjoy our modern aircraft fleets’ amenities. Private travel is our passion and we pride ourselves in providing you with the utmost attention to detail. Our charter fleet includes some of the latest models available to the market: Business Jets: • Hawker 400XP (7 passengers) • Hawker 700A (8 passengers) • Hawker 800XP (8 passengers) • Hawker 1000 (9 passengers) • Hawker 4000 (8 passengers) • Cessna Sovereign (8 passengers)

• Challenger 300 (8 passengers) • Embraer Phenom 300 (8 passengers) • Gulfstream II and III (11 to 15 passengers) • LearJet 60 (6 passengers) • Premier 1 (6 passengers)

Turbo Prop Business Aircraft: • Beechcraft 1900C/D (18 to 19 passengers) • Embraer 120ER (30 passengers) • Pilatus PC12NG (8 passengers)

• Embraer 120ER VIP (18 passengers) • King Air 90 (6 pax); 200 (8 – 10 pax); 350 (11 pax)

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Trains

The Most Luxurious Train in the World Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world class travel experiences. Step aboard the wood panelled coaches - classics remodelled and refurbished to mint condition and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era, when privileged travellers experienced the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxed and elegant fashion. All journeys begin or end at Rovos Rail’s elegant private station in Capital Park, Pretoria. In a series of train journeys lasting from 3 days to 2 weeks, Rovos Rails Pride of Africa Trains link some of Africa’s greatest destinations. Join us on our regular three day trips between Pretoria and Cape Town, Pretoria to Durban and Pretoria to Victoria Falls (all aforementioned trips are one-way journeys available in both directions). In April, August and December we offer exciting nine day Golf Safaris with optional excursions for non-playing guests; in May our seven-day return Namibian journey commences in Pretoria and finishes in Swakopmund; and in June the magnificent nine-day African Collage runs between Pretoria, Kruger Park, Durban and Cape Town. We round off our annual journeys with the 14-day Cape to Dar Es Salaam trip which travels through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania - one of the most famous train journeys in the world. A highlight is the Cape to Cairo journeys, which run every two years offering a combination of luxury train and private chartered aircraft travelling the length of Africa.

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Trains

A window to the soul The Blue Train, South Africa’s Blue Jewel, has been synonymous with luxury travel since 1946. It offers a perfect way to explore South Africa’s beautiful countryside and rich heritage - the ultimate indulgence that will create memories to last a lifetime. Kings and Presidents have travelled on this magnificent five-star mobile hotel. On board, guests indulge in fine cuisine accompanied by some of the best wines South Africa has to offer. Around-the-clock personal Butlers see to the guests’ every need for the duration of their trip; be it in the comfort of their private suites or at any one of the exquisite lounges. On The Blue Train luxury assumes a new dimension, becoming the working definition of everything your heart desires. You’ll feel it from the moment you step into your suite, transformed from an elegant, spacious lounge by day, into a sanctuary of comfort and slumber by night. The De Luxe suite offers you a choice between twin beds (with shower) or double beds (with bath). Luxury suites are more spacious and offer twin or double beds with bath facilities. You can also tune into the driver’s eye view camera, and watch the world ahead as you swiftly glide along. The Blue Train is synonymous with the luxury of personal service that comes as standard with a dedicated Butler at your beck and call to ensure the ultimate definition of luxury in motion. With a focus on service excellence, your experience on The Blue Train will be extravagance and decadence from start to finish. Undoubtedly, the ultimate way to travel. So take a journey into a timeless world of grace, elegance and romance - where spectacular scenery stirs your imagination and luxurious comfort soothes your mind, body and soul.

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The Blue Train


Trains

The Golden Train for the people on the move The Gautrain offers commuters a safe, quick and comfortable way to commute in Gauteng. Phase 1 of the Gautrain system opened on 08 June 2010 with two distinct services - the “Airport Service” and the “Commuter Service”. Phase 2 of the service commenced operations in mid-2011, which included stations at Park, Rosebank, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria and Hatfield. The “Airport Service” operates exclusively between Sandton Station and the OR Tambo International Airport. The “Commuter Service” is targeted at general commuters that need to travel between Rhodesfield and Sandton stations as well as between Hatfield and Park Stations on a regular basis. It takes less than 15 minutes from Sandton to Airport, while a trip from Hatfield Station in Pretoria to Park Station in Johannesburg takes approximately 42 minutes. Trains travel at speeds of up to 160km/h with quick stops at stations. Operational Times The Gautrain service operates from Monday to Sunday between 05:30 to 20:30. Trains and buses are available every 12 minutes during peak times (05:30 to 08:30 and 16:00 to 19:00), and every 20 minutes during off-peak times. On weekends the train service is available every 30 minutes, while the bus service does not operate on weekends. Airport Service The Airport Service is a premium service offered exclusively between Sandton and the Airport, aimed at offering commuters an efficient and cost effective way to connect to the Airport. Airport Service coaches offer more luxurious seating, extra leg room and additional baggage space to suit the needs of airport travellers. Each train on this link has two slightly more spacious cars that are for use by airport-bound passengers. The doors of the last two carriages in the trains reserved for non-airport commuters, remain closed at the airport station and allow entry and exit only at Sandton, Marlboro and Rhodesfield stations. Feeder & Distributor Service The train service is complemented by a dedicated luxury bus fleet which transports passengers between stations and surrounding suburbs and business

Gautrain

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Trains nodes. The Gautrain bus service is available from all Gautrain stations, except the OR Tambo International Airport. The bus stops are approximately every 500m, and buses are available in areas that are within a 15km radius of Gautrain stations. The bus schedules are designed to match the train schedules and operate Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) from 05h30 to 20h30. Park And Ride The facility enables commuters to leave their vehicles at the provided parking areas within the station precinct, proceed to board the train to their destination, and later pick-up their vehicle upon return from the trip. A “kiss-and-ride”, drop off facility is also available. Integrated Ticketing What makes the Gautrain system so easy to use is that the Gautrain train, bus and parking fares are charged on the same cashless smart card system. So commuters can transfer easily between the different services using the same, reusable smart card – the “Gautrain Gold Card”. Only valid Gautrain Gold Card holders are allowed on the Gautrain system as automated technology is used to verify tickets – no cash is accepted. Customers are also able to register their cards with the Gautrain operator which enables immediate blacklisting of the card should it be lost or stolen. Any unutilised value on the lost card can then be transferred to a new card. Gautrain Gold Cards may be purchased (or topped-up) at any ticket office or ticket vending machine at any Gautrain station. These outlets accept cash as well as credit and debit cards. Pre-loaded Gold Cards are also available at selected retail outlets. Your Gautrain Gold Card enables you to load a variety of different journey products onto the same card, and to re-use this card over and over again. There is a once-off fee when purchasing a gold card. Facilities For The Disabled Wheelchair access is provided to all trains, 50% of the buses, stations, toilets, lifts, fare gates, ticket offices and vending machines. Blind and partially sighted people are assisted through the consistent use of color contrasts, clear signage and lighting, non-reflective surfaces, tactile surfaces, audible as well as visual announcements. Deaf passengers and those hard of hearing are assisted through visual as well as audible announcements, induction loops and clear signs. Fares For the latest fares, consult the website www.gautrain.co.za. Commuters who combine a bus trip or parking usage with a train journey enjoy reduced rates on the bus and parking components. Special weekly and monthly packages are also available for regular users. Safety & Security System safety and security is Gautrain’s highest priority. Over 700 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras keep a watchful eye over the entire system with over 400 security guards employed for the security of the system. In addition, the Police are present at each station. Only valid Gautrain smart card (Gautrain Gold Card) holders have access to station precincts, buses, car parks and trains. The automatic fare collection system electronically scans tickets and smart cards swiped at station access gates. Once inside the train, additional security systems further ensure that passengers safely reach their destinations. Gautrain buses are also continuously monitored through satellite tracking and radio communication. Train drivers are in continuous radio contact with the central control centre and drivers have the option to communicate with passengers, should the need arise.

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Gautrain


Introduction

Gauteng

The principal cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria make Gauteng the commercial, industrial and administrative heart of South Africa and an important powerhouse for the whole of Southern Africa. Despite the urbanisation of these two cities, opportunities for getting back to nature abound in the surrounding areas. Game farms, dams, lakes, rivers, hiking trails and picnic spots are plentiful. A high-speed train, The Gautrain, links Pretoria and Johannesburg. Johannesburg is the major international gateway to South Africa. This vibrant and dynamic city has a throbbing pulse and an awesome sense of rhythm. Johannesburg’s history dates back to 1866 when gold was discovered. A historical theme park, Gold Reef City, is a replica of old Johannesburg and a highlight. Since the 1976 riots, the name Soweto has been synonymous with this resilient community’s liberation struggle and today tourists can visit famous landmarks, sample traditional cuisine and interact with the entrepreneurs who keep this city alive. Johannesburg and surrounding suburbs boast superb hotels, restaurants, cultural attractions, world-class golf courses and shopping centres. Known as the Jacaranda City, Pretoria has a long and fascinating history. The city’s central feature, Church Square, remains dominated by a huge bronze statue of Paul Kruger, regarded as the father of Afrikaanerdom and high on a hill south of the city centre lies the massive Voortrekker Monument. The most famous of all Pretoria’s landmarks is the magnificent crescent-shaped Union Buildings. The Transvaal Museum has wonderful natural history displays and is the home of Mrs Ples, the australopithecine fossil found at Sterkfontein. The Cullinan Diamond Mine, where the largest diamond in the world was found, is also a ‘must see’. While this city is undoubtedly deeply routed in the past, it also offers visitors superb shops, restaurants and a vibrant arts community.

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Lesedi African Lodge & Cultural Village

Broederstroom

Lesedi offers the opportunity of experiencing the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa. Located in the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site, only 45 minutes from Johannesburg and Pretoria, the multi-cultural village comprises five traditional homesteads, inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes that live according to the tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors. The Zulus with their fighting sticks and cosy beehive huts, the Xhosa with their perfectly thatched rondawels and distinctive white blankets, the Pedi with their rhythmic drums and whistles, the conical straw hats and brightly coloured blankets of the Basotho and the Ndebele with their beautifully painted homes will reveal a way of life not readily encountered in the South African urban centres. Guest rooms built in traditional style, but with modern conveniences, enable guests to stay overnight to experience the lifestyle of a traditional rural African family without forfeiting comfort. Meals are a culinary feast and are enjoyed in a stylishly decorated restaurant where an exotic buffet serving ethnic dishes and a carvery is available. Special cultural programmes consisting of audio-visual presentations on the history and origins of the various ethnic groups, guided tours and tribal dance displays introduce guests to the multi-cultural lifestyle of the inhabitants of Lesedi. Conference facilities and African team building activities make Lesedi an ideal venue for corporate outings.

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Gauteng


Sandton | Nelson Mandela Square

Da Vinci Hotel and Suites Located on Sandton’s prestigious Nelson Mandela Square, the DaVinci Hotel and Suites offers guests all the luxuries and comforts they have come to expect from Legacy’s extraordinary portfolio of hotels and resorts. Boasting 166 en-suite rooms, 50 one, two and three bedroom suites and four penthouses, the DaVinci Hotel and Suites has something for every taste. All rooms have plasma screen televisions with DSTV and individually controlled air-conditioning. Guests also enjoy high speed internet connectivity in their rooms with unlimited free internet access as well as 24 hour room service. A butler service and babysitting are also available on request. Take time to relax in the Legacy fitness gymnasium or endless edge swimming pool, or simply let our therapists pamper you in the wellness spa located within the hotel. Enjoy sumptuous fare in The Maximillien which is situated in the Legacy Corner Mall. The Maximillien offers an array of delicious French-style, Mediterranean and Asia cuisines. The restaurant has been designed with expansive windows and an extended deck to afford patrons a spacious restaurant with wonderful views of Sandton. For business meetings and conferencing, the DaVinci Hotel and Suites will offer up-todate conference rooms and facilities for delegations of 12 to 120 guests. The hotel offers state-of-the-art equipment and all conference venues have individually controlled air conditioning. Situated in the heart of the Sandton business and shopping district, the DaVinci Hotel and Suites offers direct access to Legacy Corner Mall, Sandton City and the Nelson Mandela Square, as well as easy access to the Sandton Convention Centre.

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Michelangelo Towers Sandton | Nelson Mandela Square

Once you enter the exquisite Michelangelo Towers, you will know you have arrived. Rising an impressive 143 metres above the Sandton skyline, the towers offers panoramic views of the Magaliesberg and Gauteng skyline. This all-suite hotel offers short and long stays in unparalleled luxury. Choose from the 600m2 Cupola suite spanning the top three storeys of the hotel, the Presidential or Executive one and two bedroom suites. All suites have fully fitted kitchens, wireless internet connectivity and en-suite bedrooms. The hotel also offers baby-sitting and valet services and guests have access to the private gymnasium and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Visitors also have the option of being pampered in the health spa which offers a variety of treatment options. Guests are spoilt for shopping and dining choices with the hotel conveniently located adjoining Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square. Enjoy shopping at the Michelangelo Towers Mall or Legacy Corner Mall where you are guaranteed to find the perfect gift for the special someone who already has everything. Guests staying on business can make use of the bridge connecting the Michelangelo Towers directly to the Sandton Convention Centre.

Michelangelo Sandton | Nelson Mandela Square

The Michelangelo on Nelson Mandela Square: It’s where discerning tastes are acquired. Discernment has always been a way of life at The Michelangelo with 242 rooms and suites that have been tastefully decorated to reflect the hotels Renaissance-style architecture. All suites and rooms feature a private bathroom with separate shower as well as individually controlled air-conditioning, while the Presidential Suites offers a 18 hour butler service. And, whether you’re travelling on business or for pleasure, The Michelangelo has all the facilities and amenities you need, including a full service business centre which will put you in touch with the world. Host delegations of up to 160 guests in stylish comfort in the exquisite conference rooms or host the perfect banquet or function which can be catered to your exact specifications, taking into account the needs of your guests. Unwinding has never been more of a pleasure. Spend time in the hotel’s Executive Lifestyle Fitness Centre, on the sun-deck or in the sauna and steam bath. If its shopping your crave, visit Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City, the Michelangelo Towers Mall or the new Legacy Corner Mall, all in easy access of the hotel. All of which makes it hardly surprising that The Michelangelo is a proud member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’.

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Gauteng


Peermont D’oreale Grande at Emperors Palace Johannesburg | OR Tambo International Airport

Emperors Palace Hotel, Casino and Convention Resort is conveniently situated adjacent to OR Tambo International Airport with a choice of four hotels, and offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. It ‘s location makes the D’oreale Grande hotel the perfect choice for first night in and last night out of South Africa.The resort offers a unique experience with luxurious accommodation, a magnificent casino, dining options to suit every palate and exhilarating entertainment and theatre venues. The deluxe five-star D’oreale Grande Hotel features 196 beautifully appointed rooms and suites providing convenience and regal comfort. All rooms have 24-hour room service, air-conditioning, satellite TV with local television channels and radio stations. There’s also a writing desk with a business panel comprising standard electronics and a modem connection with free internet access. The opulent surroundings are complimented with state-of-the-art facilities for added ease and comfort. Dine at the elegant Aurelia’s restaurant, indulge your senses at Octavia’s Sensorium health and beauty spa or sip on a cocktail at Neptune’s Pool Bar. If meetings, conferences, events or weddings are a focus, Emperors Palace presents the ultimate venue. The resort is a magnificent empire that combines classical elegance and sheer excitement.

Peermont Mondior at Emperors Palace Johannesburg | OR Tambo International Airport

Indulge in Afro-Chic elegance at the 4-star Peermont Mondior hotel, one of four hotels at Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention Resort, adjacent to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Its location makes the Mondior Hotel the perfect choice for first night in and last night out of South Africa. This modern delight sets exciting standards in world-class business, conference and leisure accommodation. The hotel features 150 rooms and suites furnished in contemporary African elegance fitted with cutting-edge technology. All rooms have air-conditioning, interactive pay TV with selected digital satellite and local television channels as well as radio stations. There is also an electronic safe, dial direct telephone, modern internet connections in all rooms and Wi-Fi connectivity in public areas. Guests can enjoy meals at the chic Oriana restaurant or a cocktail at The Silver Moon bar at the Mondior hotel; they also have access to facilities at the other hotels like the spa, swimming pools and gym. The resort offers a unique experience with a choice of accommodation options, a magnificent casino, dining to suit every palate, a cinema complex, exhilarating entertainment and theatre venues. A complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport is available.

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Peermont Metcourt Suites at Emperors Palace Johannesburg | OR Tambo International Airport

The generous 3-star Peermont Metcourt Suites offers modern convenience at its best. Its 80 rooms, ranging from Presidential to Classic, are all ergonomically designed for spaciousness with modern and bright finishes. The Metcourt Suites meet the needs of corporate travellers, groups, long-stay guests and conference delegates. The essence of spatial luxury is evident in the bedroom area with crisp white furniture, a modern workspace and comfortable large beds delicately adorned with superior class linen. The attention to detail is impeccable with must-see signature paintings as an additional artistic highlight, whilst the finishing touches leave an overall impression of spacious and crisp efficiency. Amenities in each room include LCD TVs, selected multi-channel satellite TV, an inroom safe, modem internet access (Wi-Fi in public areas) and writing desk with business panel. Guests can enjoy an international buffet breakfast at the elegant Primavera Restaurant and have access to facilities at the other hotels like the spa, swimming pools and gym. The resort offers a unique experience with a choice of accommodation options, a magnificent casino, dining to suit every palate, a cinema complex, exhilarating entertainment and theatre venues. A complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport is available.

Peermont Metcourt at Emperors Palace Johannesburg | OR Tambo International Airport

The chic 3-star Peermont Metcourt hotel brings ‘art deco’ modern Rome into every décor and design element. The hotel offers exceptional value-for-money, comfort, service and facilities. The 248 rooms include a LCD flat screen TV, DSTV channels, tea and coffee stations, secure internet connections, laptop safe and a working desk with convenient plug points. Extra touches include a display of local and international flight times as well as regular shuttle services to and from the airport. The hotel lobby has been specifically designed to suit the needs of large tour and convention groups, while the business amenities and services are superb. The Business Centre has workstations with laptop data connectivity and the boardroom features state-of-the-art facilities. A lounge area next to the F.L.A.G. Café breakfast buffet restaurant is divided into separate booths by a continuous swirling couch and provides a place for casual meetings or an after-work cocktail in the upbeat bar, 21 Degrees. The pool terrace brings a holiday feel to even the most jaded work enthusiast, and for those in need of a snack, there’s the Centro Deli, an express-style deli, open from early morning until late at night. This 3-star select services hotel is chic and affordable offering modern functionality suited to international and business guests as well as groups. The resort offers a unique experience with a choice of accommodation options, a magnificent casino, dining to suit every palate, a cinema complex, exhilarating entertainment and theatre venues.

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Gauteng


Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Sandton

The brand new hotel is located in the heart of Sandton,Johannesburg’s opulent northern suburb. Conveniently, it’s the closest hotel to the Sandton Gautrain Station that provides an underground railway link to OR Tambo International Airport in just 15 minutes. The hotel is easily accessible to all major tourist attractions and heritage sites as well as 1km from the premier Sandton City Shopping Mall and Nelson Mandela Square. Combining elegance and comfort, the hotel offers 216 guest rooms as well as upmarket suites. (Central One) Bar & Restaurant with a spacious 300m² interior and outdoor terrace is the hotel’s contemporary restaurant offering a uniquely refined selection of cuisine created using the freshest seasonal ingredients. The unsurpassed Super Breakfast Buffet is served with over 120 breakfast specialities on offer to get the day off to a great start. Guests can relax in the comfortable surroundings of the lobby or roof top bar where there is an impressive selection of cocktails and drinks. After a long day of meetings or sightseeing, the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Working out is a pleasure at the ultra-modern fitness centre while basking in the views of Sandton. The hotel offers the guests two floors of exclusive retail stores for that ideal gift to take home. Free high-speed Internet access is available to all registered hotel guests.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton Sandton

Situated in Africa’s richest square mile is the Radisson Blu Sandton, 5 star international hotel. This stylish property is ideally located in Sandton, the business, financial and shopping hub of Johannesburg. The hotel is within walking distance of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and renowned multinational corporations. It is in close proximity to the Sandton Convention Centre and the African continents best shopping malls. OR Tambo International Airport is 30km’s away and the hotel is located where the city’s main highways are within easy reach. The hotel has 302 rooms, suites and penthouses which boast picturesque views of Sandton. They are a cut above the rest when it comes to ultimate comfort, innovative design and lifestyle experience. The rooms incorporate different themes, ranging from warm, contemporary and classic to daring and unconventional. The Radisson Blu Hotel offers you: 212 Standard Rooms; 45 Business Class Rooms; 32 Suites; 1 Luxury Suite; 12 Penthouses Guests can enjoy free high-speed wireless Internet access, complimentary access to the 5500m2 Platinum Planet Fitness Centre and exclusive access to our outdoor swimming pool located on the 8th floor. Unwind in tranquility at the Amani African Spa with its natural elements and textures, with a sense of space and an air of relaxation and well-being, offering each guest the ultimate rejuvenating Spa experience. Amani Spa offers 5 star Spa treatments and wellness facilities to hotel guests. Vivace, our contemporary Italian style restaurant boasts an open plan kitchen allowing patrons to watch as the chefs prepare food right before their eyes. It also serves the Radisson Super Breakfast Buffet daily and has a private dining area within the restaurant for intimate dining.

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Accommodation ~ 86


Holiday Inn Sandton Sandton

Adjacent to the Village Walk Shopping Centre, Holiday Inn Sandton is a 4 star full service hotel with a 5 star look, which prides itself in creating a 5 star guest experience allowing you to just be yourself! Experience an unsurpassed warm and friendly welcome upon entering this luxurious hotel.Conveniently located in Sandton Central, the heart of Gauteng’s corporate, financial and shopping mecca,a highly sought after destination for the cosmopolitan individual.Situated in close proximity you’ll find a number of key attractions including the Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square,which offer a diverse range of restaurants, shops, entertainment and vibrant nightlife. The Gauteng Train Station is also a stone’s throw away. The hotel offers 301 spacious and classically decorated rooms, providing the ultimate in comfort and style. All rooms are ergonomically designed and cater to ensure a ‘great night’s sleep’. Inroom features include: Individually controlled air-conditioning; laptopsized safes; LCD televisions with 24 channels; wireless internet access; international adapter plug points;tea/coffee making facilities; mini fridge (stocked upon request); en-suite bathrooms.The hotel offers a diverse range of services and facilities catering for all your requirements. Restaurant, 4 Bars - Skye Bar, The Chairman, Oval Wine Bar and Cigar Bar. Heated outdoor swimming pool. Business centre. Fitness centre. Foreign Currency Exchange service. Concierge. In addition, the entire hotel has wireless internet connectivity. Personalised service of the Holiday Inn Sandton is a quality not easily matched and extends a welcoming hand to you!

Crowne Plaza Johannesburg - The Rosebank Rosebank

Located in the leafy and cosmopolitan suburb of Rosebank, this is the perfect base for leisure or corporate travellers only 40 minutes from O.R. Tambo International Airport. The hotel is modern and stylish yet hip and trendy. The finest shopping experiences are on the doorstep of the hotel. The Rosebank Mall and the famous Rosebank African Rooftop Craft Market are within walking distance. The hotel’s central location makes it the ideal base to access Johannesburg’s famous tourist attractions. This international hotel offers 318 tastefully designed bedrooms. Each bedroom has a Sony Bravia LCD screen, 28 DSTV channels, mini bar, laptop friendly safe, i-Pod docking station and wireless connectivity. The hotel has various dining options. The award winning Circle bar is the place to be seen and is perfect for sundowners, pre-dinner drinks or late night fun. A 24 hour room service menu is available. Casual meals or light snacks in The Rosebank while enjoying a cup of Johannesburg’s finest coffee. Butchers Block restaurant is renowned for its AAA grade lazy aged steaks. The 7 meeting rooms range from the largest room which can accommodate up to 300 delegates in cinema style seating. The facility offers state of the art technology and equipment, audio connectivity, technical and logistical support. The Seven Colours Spa is the first of its kind in South Africa, a unique concept from the paradise island of Mauritius.

Accommodation ~ 87

Gauteng


African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel Melrose Arch

The Melrose Arch Hotel is situated within the growing urban Melrose Arch Lifestyle development. A city within a city, with the entire precinct patrolled by 24 hour security and monitored by CCTV surveillance. The hotel’s sheer style and individuality has redefined the travel experience. Through innovative architecture and outstanding design the Melrose Arch Hotel has become a destination in its own right, attracting those who take pleasure in modern elegance and sophistication. This superb hotel is within close proximity to major highways, offering easy accessibility to all business centres and the airport. The hotel is surrounded by over 120 concept stores and restaurants and is just minutes away from various attractions. Every one of the 118 rooms at the 5-Star Melrose Arch Hotel offers an opulent blend of modern decor with warm natural and luxurious personal touches. Relaxing ambiance and mood enhancing lighting complement the sleek lines of the designer furniture. Considering the stylish luxury of every deluxe hotel room, one would be forgiven for wanting to spend time indoors as the unique features and the generously appointed accommodation make it possible to do just that. Apart from sumptuous luxury, each room comes standard with a host of first-class amenities. Whether sampling the whimsical fusion of intercontinental flavours at the world-class MARCH restaurant, sinking into the inviting leather couches of the Library Bar or relaxing between the tree buckets in the Pool Bar, feel the pulse of urban Africa where superb facilities and service excellence combine to ensure a truly unique experience.

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Melrose Arch

Situated in the heart of Johannesburg’s urban trend setting scene this hotel sizzles with urban chic. Evoking the spirit of old Hollywood glamour for the modern age, this luxurious hotel is an addition to the Melrose Arch precinct, a unique city within a city. The hotel is located within close proximity to the M1 highway, offering easy access to all business centres, places of interest and the OR Tambo International Airport. It offers 197 stylish bedrooms which appeal to both the domestic and international business and leisure traveller alike. Each classy room offers LCD televisions, tea/coffee making facilities and a laptop size safe. Conference facilities for up to 180 people equipped to the highest technological specifications ensure that this is also the perfect destination for business. Stylish shops and gourmet restaurants are abundant in the precinct, with the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch’s Deli On High Street adding to the coffee culture set so prevalent in this trendy part of Jozi.

Gauteng

Accommodation ~ 88


Tintswalo at Waterfall Johannesburg | Kyalami

Tintswalo at Waterfall is an intimate boutique hotel offering unparalleled cuisine, exceptional luxury and typical Tintswalo service standards. Positioned within the Waterfall Equestrian Estate, a 230 ha (552 acres) secure country estate less than 15 minutes drive north of the Sandton CBD, between Woodmead and Kyalami and a 30minute drive from OR Tambo International Airport. This boutique destination has a spectacular 360deg. view and is designed as an elegant stable, with thick stone-clad walls, double volume spaces and heavy bolted timber roof trusses. The 16 luxurious spacious suites look over a pristine polo field, the estate dam and have superb views of the distant Magaliesberg Mountains and surrounding countryside. Other facilities include a large dining area with both indoor and outdoor seating, a well stocked underground wine cellar for unique dining, Vital Source Spa with 4 state-ofthe-art treatment rooms, a library, a bar leading onto an external veranda and 5kms of walking trails. A gym and squash court are also available. VIP transportation is available for transfers to and from OR Tambo International Airport, as well as guided day tours and shopping expeditions. Ideally positioned to cater for the discerning international traveller due to its location and innovative facilities.

The Westcliff Saxonwold

The Westcliff, Johannesburg’s most iconic hotel, is only a half an hour’s drive to OR Tambo International Airport. The hotel offers spectacular views of the lush forested suburbs of Johannesburg and the Zoological Gardens. Set on the historic Westcliff Ridge amongst flowering gardens with meandering pathways, the hotel offers 115 individually decorated, spacious rooms and suites. Coupled with the personalised and attentive service, guests of all ages are assured of a truly memorable experience. The Westcliff offers a complimentary and frequent shuttle service to neighbouring restaurants, bars, cafes, cinemas, galleries, shopping and business hubs. A haven for families, children are pampered with personalised amenities and services such as cots, baby baths, bottle warmers, children’s menus, movies, turndown bedtime stories with hot milk and baby-sitting services. The Westcliff facilities comprise of two heated swimming pools, a modern gym, a floodlit tennis court and the Botanica Spa. For the business inclined, there are impressive Conference and Banqueting facilities, a complementary Business Centre as well as thirty executive rooms that are dedicated exclusively to business people. All rooms and the public areas have broadband wireless connectivity. The vibrant Polo Bar is buzzing from morning until late at night, whilst La Belle Terrasse restaurant is a beautiful terraced restaurant where guests can enjoy South Africa’s bountiful local produce. For those wanting to experience a little something special, the pool deck with accompanying infinity pool, is a must for afternoon tea and sundowners.

Accommodation ~ 89

Gauteng


Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton Sandton

“A little bit of country in the heart of Sandton”. The Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton is a home away from home, ideally located in the financial epicentre and commercial hub of Sandton, Maude Street, Johannesburg, South Africa and approximately 5 minutes from the Gautrain Station. The train takes 15 minute to get to O.R. Tambo International Airport. The hotel is directly linked to the Village Walk Shopping Centre, which comprises of numerous restaurants, shops, and an African Curio Market. The hotel has 330 bedrooms spread over two sections - the Balalaika and the Crown Court. Each room is airconditioned and tastefully furnished in a classic, comfortable style with its own en suite bathroom featuring a separate shower. Both sections of the hotel have a pool that is set in lush landscaped gardens. At the Protea Hotel Balalaika, efficient and discreet service is a priority and our well-trained staff are always on hand to ensure that all of your needs are amply met. The Protea Hotel Balalaika is situated in close proximity to three local airports, with easy access to the main Johannesburg/Pretoria highway. Our conference and function centre, comprising 9 well equipped rooms, can accommodate from 6 to 350 delegates. Our weddings and functions team can make any function run smoothly. We pride ourselves on efficient, friendly and attentive service. Our passionate staff will be on hand to ensure that all of your needs are met. Adjacent to the Hotel is The Bull Run Restaurant, which is an internationally renowned upmarket grillhouse .

Sheraton Pretoria Hotel Pretoria | Arcadia

Sheraton Pretoria Hotel is perfectly situated with sweeping views across the lawns of the magnificent Union Buildings and is only 45 minutes away from Johannesburg and OR Tambo International Airport. The hotel offers 175 luxurious rooms and suites, all designed to guarantee maximum comfort and hospitality from the moment you arrive, perfect for when you are taking a much-needed holiday. This 5-star hotel offers great services such as wireless Internet access, 24-hour room service and a Health Club with a gym, saunas, outdoor swimming pool and massage rooms as part of its unconditional commitment to service excellence. It adds an extra touch of convenience to the guests’ stay with chauffeur service, foreign exchange service, travel agency, safari desk, secured underground parking and an in-house gift shop. The Magnolia Restaurant is open for all day dining for delectable buffets at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Should you require more privacy, Via Veneto is the perfect choice. This A la Carte Restaurant may be used as an extension to Magnolia or for private gatherings. Tiffin’s Bar & Lounge caters for all tastes as a light meal alternative. Whether you are looking to sit back and relax or head out and explore, the Sheraton Pretoria Hotel and the city offer you a world of wonder. Why not head to the top shopping malls for some retail therapy or step out of our doors and into a world of authentic South African art and culture with museums that offer serious insights into the history of South Africa. Travel in a world of elegance with the Luxury Blue Train and Rovos Rail and experience the best South Africa has to offer.

Gauteng

Accommodation ~ 90


The Lakes Johannesburg | Benoni

Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre, only 10 kilometres from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo Airport, is on the banks of the Benoni Natural Lakes and adjacent to the Benoni Lakes Golf Club. It is a recent addition to the growing African Sun portfolio of hotels in South Africa. In an impressive setting, its 144 fully-serviced en-suite rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with satellite television and tea and coffee making facilities. The seven-daysa-week laundry service is a boon for guests arriving after overnight flights from all over the world, as is the 18-hours-a-day room service. The hotel has conferencing facilities for up to 500 delegates which makes it an ideal “escape” from the central business districts of Sandton and Johannesburg, only 40 kilometres away. On site, a health spa, tennis courts, swimming pool and water skiing facilities, are complemented by the nearby golf course, bowling greens, squash courts and even horse-riding facilities. And the Emperor’s Palace Casino is only 8 kilometres away! A la carte dining and a traditional African Sun breakfast buffet cater to all tastes and the Sundowner Bar, overlooking the lake, is a popular spot for that pre-dinner cocktail or later nightcap. The Lakes capitalises on its unique location (a short drive from South Africa’s main gateway, O.R. Tambo International Airport, and in close proximity to the biggest commercial and business centre in Africa…Johannesburg) by attracting the tourist and leisure traveller.

Misty Hills Johannesburg | Muldersdrift

In rustic serenity, only 15 minutes from Lanseria Airport, Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa lies nestled at the foothills of the Swartkop Mountains, on the threshold of the beautiful Kromdraai Valley - a World Heritage Site known as The Cradle of Humankind. Guaranteed to delight the most discerning guest seeking comfort and tranquility, this charming stone-built complex has been tastefully converted into a stunning hotel that embodies the ethos of Africa. Set in lush, landscaped gardens, surrounded by natural forest and grassland, this rustic retreat serves as the perfect African getaway destination. Misty Hills is ideally situated close to major shopping centres, entertainment amenities, and the airport. Offering unparalleled Johannesburg accommodation, exotic dining, and fabulous leisure facilities, this South African hotel is a favourite destination for many business and leisure travellers. Onsite facilities include the tranquil Spa in the Country, where you can relax, unwind and rejuvenate under the African sky. This haven of tranquility offers daily packages as well as weekend anti-stress specials where weary people can indulge themselves with massages, aromatherapy, stone rock therapy, facials, reflexology, manicures, pedicures and other treatments.

Accommodation ~ 91

Gauteng


Protea Hotel Wanderers

Protea Hotel Waterfront

Johannesburg | Illovo

Pretoria | Centurion

Situated on the tranquil Centurion Lake,the hotel is adjacent to the Centurion Mall shopping complex and the Gautrain Station.

Situated in the prestigious suburb of Illovo, Sandton,the Protea Hotel Wanderers offers the ultimate guest experience through unique 4 Star facilities.

This affordable 4-star hotel is surrounded by well manicured gardens, an outdoor pool and a deck overlooking Lake, ideal for sundowners.

Located a mere 4 minute drive from the hotel, the M1 freeway allows for easy access to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport and the best that Johannesburg has to offer. Venture into Sandton, Rosebank or the Melrose Arch precinct which are minutes away and offer some of the finest shopping and dining experiences on the continent.

The hotel has 177 well appointed rooms offering comfort and convenience to the traveller. The hotel also offers a fully equipped day-conference centre and secure parking.

Our 229 superbly appointed bedrooms include a separate bath and shower, airconditioning, electronic safe, hairdryer, television and tea and coffee making facilities. Enjoy fine cuisine in our upmarket restaurant, a cocktail in the 24-hour coffee bar and deli, or relax on the hotel’s poolside sundeck.

On the water’s edge is the â la carte restaurant, Emanzini, with its contemporary African atmosphere. The trendy bar is open 24hrs and is an ideal place to enjoy a drink after work. Protea Hotel Waterfront’s mantra is to offer exceptional service with the best rates guaranteed.

Protea Hotel O.R.Tambo

Court Classique Suite Hotel

Johannesburg | Kempton Park

Pretoria | Arcadia

The Protea Hotel OR Tambo is set in the heart of Kempton Park, minutes from OR Tambo International Airport. Themed around an aircraft hangar with polished concrete floors, steel finishes, chrome lighting and top to bottom windows that overlook the aeroplanes as they dock and take off. Time-conscious business travellers can enjoy a convenient location 35 minutes from Sandton and Pretoria, with a complimentary shuttle service to and from OR Tambo International Airport and Rhodesfield Gautrain Station available between 6h00 and 23h00 daily. The Rhodesfield Gautrain Station is 800m from the hotel. Whether you are stopping over or have an extended business stay ahead, Protea Hotel OR Tambo has it all. Guests can relax around the heated pool or in the funky bar and lounge or dine at The Warehouse a la carte restaurant or 24 hour room service. The state of the art Conference Centre is the ideal for domestic or International meetings.

Gauteng

Accommodation ~ 92

This multi-award winning property is conveniently situated in the up-market diplomatic suburb of Arcadia, Pretoria. All 58 spacious suites have been decorated with modern finishings, feature flat screen televisions and international plug adapters conveniently situated beneath the writing desk. Suites offer a mini-kitchenette equipped with a microwave, fridge, kettle and all required crockery and cutlery. Each suite offers an ensuite bathroom with separate bath & shower, and access to the tropical gardens through a ground floor patio or a first floor veranda. Value added services include free WiFi and free transfers within Pretoria from 7am-4pm weekdays. Children under the age of 12 stay free when sharing with parents in a One-Bedroom suite.


Sandton Sun

African Rock - Johannesburg

Sandton

Johannesburg | Kempton Park

A 5-Star landmark, this hotel is the first choice for business and leisure travellers and offers a wide variety of accommodation options, including complimentary wi-fi and mini bars.

This exclusive boutique hotel is located 11 km from O.R. Tambo International Airport in the quiet suburb of Kempton Park, away from the flight path of arriving and departing planes. A well established lush tropical garden, a swimming pool and large patio ensure relaxing outdoor living.

For meetings, the state-of-the-art Business Suite comes complete with a range of business and VIP facilities. The Spa, open 7 days a week until 21h00, offers the ultimate in relaxation and, coupled with the 24-hour fitness centre, provides the perfect setting to unwind. The large banqueting centre offers a choice of venues catering to any event from weddings to conferences. With a deli, bar, 2 restaurants, a show kitchen, cheese room and deck, the dining experience offers menus that range from on-the-go sandwiches to grillroom classics and cafe-style meals, all of which are seasonal and embrace the hotels sustainable dining philosophy. The hotel is connected to both the Sandton Convention Centre and Sandton City shopping mall.

The interior boasts a fusion of African, Western and Oriental design trends and offers a warm, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. Accommodation is in the form of 8 suites and 1 Executive suite, all featuring a full en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, satellite television, coffee and tea station, mini bar fridge and Internet access. The hotel also has a conference room, comfortably seating up to 20 delegates. Services and additional activities include room service, 24hr reception, shuttle service, tours and wellness treatments.

Only 40 minutes by road from O.R Tambo International Airport and 900m from the Gautrain.

Grace In Rosebank, The

Illyria House

Rosebank

Pretoria | Muckleneuk

The Grace in Rosebank is the ideal choice for guests seeking a sophisticated city hotel with the highest levels of service, luxury and personal charm.

A magnificent colonial manor overlooking the historical city of Pretoria, famous for its collection of fine antiques, 17th century tapestries, exquisite cuisine and soft classical music, Illyria is highly appreciated by the discerning traveller.

Set in the heart of Rosebank, a cosmopolitan suburb rich in eclectic restaurants, shopping, cinemas and culture, The Grace offers easy access to Johannesburg’s most prominent tourist attractions as well as to O.R. Tambo Airport. A private sky bridge links the hotel to the Mall of Rosebank, perfect for the avid shopper. Complementary Wi-Fi and easy access to the business district in Rosebank and Sandton make The Grace a discerning choice for the busy corporate international traveller. Unobtrusive elegance with 21st Century service greets guests and visitors, superb comfort amidst classical Edwardian style decor dating back to an era of gracious living. The dining room provides a memorable a la carte dining experience, exquisite cuisine,excellent service and a selection of superb wines from the cellar.

Set in tranquil gardens with abundant bird life, Illyria is often referred to as a ‘little paradise’. Upon entering the ornate, wrought iron gates, an ambiance of poetic beauty and romance unfolds. As one of the most elite hotels in South Africa, Illyria has become the secret retreat of royalty, heads-of-state and celebrities. With only six en-suite luxury rooms, unrivalled personalised service, exclusivity and privacy are assured. Illyria’s Aquarius Wellness Spa is an intimate haven in the garden. 25 minutes from OR Tambo Airport.

Accommodation ~ 93

Gauteng


Fabz Estate Hotel & Restaurant

Mercure Randburg

Johannesburg | Lonehill

Randburg

Enter a world within a world, escape to a tranquil haven and experience nature at its best in the inner city. Whether you are travelling from within the country or from somewhere else in the world, if you’re searching for a refreshing escape, a visit to the Fabz Estate Hotel & Restaurant is definitely worth your while.

The Mercure Hotel Randburg is just 30 minutes drive from Johannesburg International Airport. Located at the vibrant Brightwater Commons, originally the Randburg Waterfront shopping and entertainment centre, the Fairtrade certified Mercure Randburg is a refined blend of grace and comfort.

The Fabz Estate Hotel & Restaurant is set amidst striking country surrounds, and is the perfect getaway for guests who yearn to break away from the hustle and bustle of inner city life. What adds to this charming hotel’s appeal is its perfect location, in the heart of Lonehill, Fourways. Here guests can experience the tranquility of the country, whilst simultaneously enjoying its ideal proximity to major highways, shopping malls, casinos and golf courses. Picturesque accommodation makes guests feel like royalty‌ from the English gardens, spectacular riverfrontage and decks, through to the poolside facilities, marquees and the refreshing lake, The Fabz Estate Hotel & Restaurant has it all.

Discover the impeccable service and hospitality for which Mercure Hotels are renowned around the world when you stay at Mercure Hotel Randburg The elegantly adorned interior and warm ambiance create a cosy environment, which is both luxurious and serene, giving you a supreme privacy. Ideal location close to a diverse range of activities and tourist attractions that the City of Gold has to offer.

Mercure Bedfordview

Mercure Midrand

Johannesburg | Bedfordview

Johannesburg | Midrand

The Mercure Hotel Bedfordview offers 120 spacious and fully equipped 1 and 2 bedrooms suites. Located in the exclusive, residential suburb of Bedfordview, this Fairtrade certified hotel is in a prime position, only a short 10 minutes drive from O.R. Tambo Airport and directly opposite the Eastgate Shopping and Entertainment Centre, boasting over 260 shops, restaurant, banks and cinemas. It is a perfect retreat for both leisure and business travellers with spacious suites, relaxed swimming pool area, a ladies bar and a breakfast restaurant. Certified the first Fair Trade city based hotel in South Africa, the hotel stands out for its exemplary labour standards and environmental policies.

Gauteng

Accommodation ~ 94

The Mercure Hotel Midrand is centrally situated in the heart of Midrand, close to the main highway that links Johannesburg and Pretoria. Situated only 20 minutes drive away from O.R. Tambo International Airport and 5 minutes drive from Midrand Grand Central Airport, The Mercure Hotel lies a block away from Gallagher Convention Center- one of the largest and most multi-faceted conference centres in South Africa. The Hotel is ideally located for business travellers, tourists, groups and families looking for value that does not compromise on quality. This Fair Trade certified hotel has 92 Standard Rooms with either a double or two single beds with en-suite bathroom containing a shower, toilet and a basin. The rooms are equipped with air conditioners, coffee and tea making facilities, TV with selected DSTV channels, Wi-Fi and electronic safe.


Park Inn Sandton

City Lodge Fourways

Sandton

Fourways

The Park Inn Sandton Hotel is enviably situated in the heart of Sandton. The Park Inn features 273 beautiful rooms, including six suites and rooms for disabled persons. The hotels also offers an outlet of Park Inns signature RBG Bar & Grill.

Based in the heart of Johannesburg’s Northern Suburbs, City Lodge Fourways is the ideal location for business and leisure travellers looking for quality accommodation in the area.

The Hotel is easily accessible to all major tourist attractions and heritage sites as well as 2 km from the premier Sandton City Shopping mall and Nelson Mandela Square. After a long day of meetings or sightseeing, the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The Park Inn also offers free shuttles to and from Sandton Centre and the airport Gautrain rail station.

The hotel is a stones throw from Monte Casino, the area’s entertainment icon, which boasts a world-class theatre, great dining, a casino as well as a cinema complex and many other opportunities to keep you entertained during your stay. Its a great modern hotel that’s waiting to surprise you with its features and convenience. With two spacious meeting/boardrooms, City Lodge Fourways adds a classy business friendly feel to its features.

Forever Resorts Centurion Hotel

Airport Grand

Pretoria | Centurion

Johannesburg | East Rand

Forever Resorts Centurion Hotel offers a tranquil green oasis amid the rush of city life.

The Airport Grand Hotel & Conference Centre, located just 8km and 10 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, is the perfect place to take time to relax and unwind before or after a long journey.

The lush landscaped garden and the sparkling pool take centre stage with the classically elegant French-Italian styled 4 star hotel shaped around it, with easy access to the N1 highway and OR Tambo International Airport. This stylish haven is ideally suited for the business traveller or conference delegates and the perfect midway meeting place between Pretoria and Johannesburg. With a reputation for top flight service, hospitality and excellence in every respect, the hotel is indeed the ideal stop over for businessmen and tourist alike.

This premier full service hotel provides the corporate and leisure markets with 4-star service in a safe and convenient location. The hotel offers 151 en-suite rooms (including 2 wheelchair accessible rooms) with DSTV and tea and coffee making facilities, a restaurant and 24 hour room service. The hotel provides convenient access to the major business centres of Pretoria, Sandton and Johannesburg, offers state-of-the-art conference facilities for up to 120 delegates and wireless internet connectivity. There is also a business centre, swimming pool and guest lounge. The hotel has a shuttle service to transport guests to and from OR Tambo International Airport.

Accommodation ~ 95

Province


Garden Court Sandton City

Southern Sun OR Tambo Int

Sandton

Johannesburg | OR Tambo International Airport The Garden Court Sandton City is the business person’s choice as well as an excellent base for tourists. Adjacent to the Sandton Convention Centre and within easy walking distance of the upmarket Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square shopping centres. 444 rooms each with colour TV, M-Net and enhanced DSTV channels, high speed Internet access, telephone with voice mail, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. Hotel facilities include an outdoor pool, Café Maude Restaurant and Bar and meeting facilities for up to 16 delegates. Self service work station in lobby.

A mere 500 metres from South Africa’s busiest airport and a hub for world travellers. Offering 366 modern and contemporary bedrooms as well as luxurious Executives Suites, with all the comforts and amenities for guests seeking relaxation and superior services. There is a complimentary 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport. An excellent restaurant serves both a buffet and â la carte menu and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A wine bar is perfect for pre-dinner drinks. There are 7 multi-purpose conference venues of up to 550 delegates including video conferencing facilities and the sports-theme Score Boardroom, all supported by a dynamic banqueting team.

Holiday Inn Express Sandton-Woodmead

Holiday Inn Express Pretoria - Sunnypark

Johannesburg | Woodmead

Pretoria | Sunnyside Set in prosperous Sandton, the hotel is a secure home from home 45 minutes’ drive from O.R. Tambo International Airport, ideally located at the Buccleuch Interchange, which connects to major business parks and head offices. Chic chandelier lights guide you up the sweeping staircase to our Front Desk, where friendly staff will check you in.

Located in the heart of the city, the Holiday Inn Express Pretoria-Sunnypark is situated above the newly renovated cosmopolitan Sunnypark Shopping Centre. The location makes it easy for guests of the hotel to visit many of the popular tourist destinations and attractions. Special features include quality interiors, percale linen, satellite television, high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access, satellite business centres, meeting room facilities and modern, comfortable guest rooms.

Special features include quality interiors, percale linen, satellite television, high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access, satellite business centres, meeting room facilities and modern, comfortable guest rooms.

Holiday Inn Johannesburg - Rosebank

Sunnyside Park

Rosebank

Johannesburg | Parktown The stylish Holiday Inn JohannesburgRosebank is perfectly positioned in the hub of Johannesburg’s cosmopolitan business district of Rosebank, with direct access to the Zone. Rosebank is a vibrant multi-cultural district, business node and tourist attraction, that has effectively combined a successful commercial node within a pleasant working, shopping and entertainment environment. Special features include quality interiors, satellite television, high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access, satellite business centres, meeting room facilities, a gym and contemporary, stylish guest rooms.

Gauteng

Accommodation ~ 96

Experience the charm and grace of a bygone era at the Sunnyside Park Hotel. Originally built in 1895, this Victorian-style hotel features 152 bedrooms, wireless internet connectivity, DSTV, laundry, valet service and 24 hour inroom dining. With state-of-the-art conference and banqueting facilities for up to 300 guests, Milner’s Restaurant, a swimming pool and a gym, the Sunnyside Park Hotel is a place where time is always well spent.


Centurion Lake

Premier Hotel Pretoria

Pretoria | Centurion

Pretoria | Arcadia

Make it your business to enjoy life’s little pleasures at the charming Centurion Lake Hotel. Due to its excellent location, tranquil setting and commitment to personal service, the Centurion Lake Hotel has for years proved a favourite destination for business executives.

Premier Hotel Pretoria provides everything you need for a luxury stay in the heart of South Africa’s capital city. This pristine hotel is a mere 48km from the O R Tambo International Airport and in close proximity to major shopping centres, government departments and learning institutions.

The hotels 160 deluxe rooms offer worldclass amenities including six fully equipped conference rooms accommodating up to 250 delegates. No visit would be complete without a sumptuous meal from Bruno’s Restaurant, Bar and Deli.

With an ideal location, impeccable service, excellent food standards and luxurious rooms your stay is sure to be a memorable one. Premier Hotel Pretoria’s 89 standard deluxe bedrooms, 5 luxury suites and 24 executive rooms offer understated elegance in tastefully decorated surroundings.

City Lodge Airport Johannesburg

Protea Hotel Hatfield

Johannesburg | Kempton Park

Pretoria | Hatfield

Situated in close proximity to the R24 airport freeway, the hotel is easily accessible to all the main feeder motorways with nearby restaurants and shops.

The second largest in the City Lodge Hotels group, this 219-room hotel also has a coffee shop, a bar service, wireless internet throughout and is located across the road from a selection of restaurants.

One of the newest hotels in Pretoria, the Protea Hotel Hatfield is ideally positioned close to tourist attractions, business centres, shopping malls, embassies and sport stadiums. It also offers easy access to a host of entertainment venues and restaurants in Pretoria, as well as the Union Buildings and the University of Pretoria. The Protea Hotel Hatfield comprises of 119 contemporary rooms, designed to offer fashionable yet comfortable accommodation in Hatfield. Every room offers en-suite bathrooms, airconditioning, colour LCD televisions, Free WiFi connectivity and secure digital laptop safes. free undercover parking is available.

Premier Hotel OR Tambo

Courtyard Rosebank

Kempton Park

Rosebank

The Premier Hotel OR Tambo welcomes you to Johannesburg, international gateway to South Africa. The hotel is a mere 1.2km from the Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport and 500 metres from the Rhodesfiled Gautrain station, making it ideal for both the leisure and business traveller. This pristine hotel offers 280 rooms, tastefully decorated with king-size bed and all the services and facilities you may need.

Situated in prestigious Rosebank on Oxford Road, this Hotel is opposite the Gautrain’s Rosebank station, which provides quick and easy transport between Sandton, Pretoria and Johannesburg’s international airport.

A shuttle bus service is available for the short 10 minute trip to and from OR Tambo Airport at a nominal fee. A mini gym, pool and meeting room are also available at the hotel.

The hotel also offers an in-house gymnasium as well as a Spa which will provide you with a tranquil oasis at the end of a busy day.

Major shopping centres, markets, restaurants and cinemas are all within walking distance. This Courtyard Hotel is easily accessible to all motorways linking the key business centres in Gauteng. In addition, to the 83 rooms at Courtyard Rosebank, the hotel has a mini-conference facility, wireless internet throughout and a complimentary sundowner bar offering.

Accommodation ~ 97

Gauteng


Introduction

North West

Close to Gauteng, the malaria free North West Province offers visitors some of the finest wildlife destinations in South Africa. Both the Pilanesberg National Park and the Madikwe Game Reserve provide excellent safari experiences with abundant bird and wildlife. Other attractions are hiking in the scenic Magaliesberg Mountains, fishing in the rivers and dams or just relaxing in the selection of fine guest estates. The Magaliesberg Mountains are an ideal weekend retreat or romantic getaway. Due to the close proximity of Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport, the Magaliesberg is also the perfect first night stopover en route to Sun City or Madikwe Game Reserve. The grand Sun City entertainment mecca offers unparalleled entertainment. With a huge variety of gambling and entertainment opportunities, two world-famous Gary Player designed golf courses, horse and elephant back safaris, the water-park and Valley of the Waves - there’s something for everyone. In the adjacent Pilanesberg Game Reserve there are a variety of luxury lodges and comfortable Parks Board accommodation. Clients can drive themselves around the park or choose a guided drive, walk or hot air balloon safari. The Pilanesberg offers the opportunity to see the Big Five and prolific bird life. Another attraction of the North West Province is the Madikwe Game Reserve. Also offering the Big Five, this game reserve is a joint venture between local communities, private lodge owners and the state, and is best known for its sizeable population of the beautiful and endangered African Wild Dog.

27°14’30” E 25°40’06” S Introduction ~ North West ~ 98


The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City

Pilanesberg | Sun City

All around Southern Africa they are to be found: the scattered sandstone remnants of ancient African cities, once the heart of great trading empires built on gold and ivory. Inspired by these lost empires, The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City has been created in a hidden valley in the mysterious Pilanesberg Mountains. Guests at The Lost City will discover an oasis of abundance in the rugged African landscape. Sun City’s flagship hotel, The Palace of the Lost City, takes its architectural and interior themes from a lavish lost African tribe fantasy. It is one of the Leading Hotels of the World and one of the most beautifully situated in the world. Each of the luxurious 338 rooms and 4 magnificent suites are luxuriously appointed, fitted with individually crafted furniture, offering wonderful views over the water or the jungle. In its position at the head of the Lost City, The Palace is set amid lush vegetation in superb landscaping that has achieved its Botanical Garden status in South Africa. Drink in the view while sipping a cocktail by the pool or you may choose to relax after an active day in the gracious Tusk Bar. Then succumb to the culinary splendour of the Crystal Court or Villa del Palazzo, where you can sample signature dishes and the finest cuisine. The Palace nestles within the Sun City Resort, Africa’s Kingdom of Pleasure, putting 24-hour thrills and entertainment right on your doorstep. Business is a pleasure at The Palace, with luxurious banqueting and conferencing facilities, all you need is on hand, and our experienced conference staff are always one step ahead. This, after all, is The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City and you can expect nothing less than being treated like royalty.

Accommodation ~ 99

North West


The Cascades Hotel Sun City Resort Pilanesberg | Sun City

Falling waters and a lush tropical forest makeThe Cascades one of the most sophisticated, elegant and sought after hotels at Sun City. A stroll through the picturesque gardens or aviary, filled with bird song, will expose you to the timeless romance of this gracious hotel. The grounds are laced with footpaths which wind between tens of thousands of exotic and indigenous trees and flowering plants. Take a dip in the pool or enjoy a cool cocktail on the sandy beach complete with a secluded bathing area and sand bar. All 242 elegant air-conditioned rooms and suites enjoy spectacular views over the gardens to the golf course and bushveld hills beyond. The gentle touch of style and quiet luxury makes for a relaxing atmosphere very few can resist. Bathroom amenities include double vanity units and a separate large shower cubicle which provides an intimate and private experience and a separate bath that is the ideal place to unwind. Superb international cuisine is on the menu at The Peninsula, the luxuriously elegant lakeside restaurant. The Mediterranean restaurant, Santorini, is surrounded by glass windows. Alfresco dining takes place along the island promenade and delightful gazebos offer shaded areas where guests can relax and enjoy a delectable meal. The Vista Bar has wonderful views of the gardens and waterscapes offering a tranquil place to unwind after a hot day in the African sun.

The Sun City Hotel Sun City Resort Pilanesberg | Sun City

The Sun City Hotel is the hedonistic heart of the Sun City Resort. The ambiance of the hotel is one of glamour and sophistication. Embraced by mountains and views of the Gary Player Golf Course, a room here offers not only a dream-filled sleep, but also direct access to the casino, restaurants and bars. From the moment you enter the foyer your senses are assaulted by the bold design aspects and dramatic setting. The hotel’s view comprises a magnificent landscape of sub-tropical gardens and a sparkling swimming pool. It has a total of 340 rooms, which either face the Gary Player Golf Course or pool area, with gardens stretching down to Sun City’s exciting Waterworld. The Sun City Theatre comes alive in the evenings with shows that aim to entertain the whole family. This hotel, which overlooks the internationally acclaimed Gary Player Golf Course is abundant in restaurants to fit any desire. If your taste tends towards the more piquant, then the Orchid Restaurant will satisfy even the most jaded taste buds. For traditional South African cuisine, the Calabash Restaurant will welcome you in true African style. The buffet offers bobotie, curries, carvery and steamed vegetables, followed by sinful trifles and tipsy tarts. The Calabash is where sensational tastes from the North and South meet. The 340 luxurious rooms and suites indeed live up to the high expectations created by the dramatic setting and impressive foyer opening on to the hotel’s lush gardens. All suites are spaciously luxurious with dining facilities, private patios and sun-lounging facilities. All designed to create a private retreat of comfort and tranquility. The magic of the Sun City Resort will stay with you forever.

North West

Accommodation ~ 100


The Cabanas Sun City Resort Pilanesberg | Sun City

Positioned on the edge of a beautiful lake, the Cabanas is the most relaxed and casual of all the hotels at this extraordinary destination, offering an informal, comfortable stay with direct access to the abundance of entertainment that is Sun City. The Sun City Cabanas has a total of 380 rooms and are built on 2 levels with rooms on the ground and first floor. The rooms are located in seven blocks around the main reception and restaurant area. The chefs at The Palm Terrace excel at creating imaginative theme style buffets and everyday a full breakfast buffet and dinner buffet is offered. Light and scrumptious daytime fare is served at the Grande Pool Bar. Sun City has even provided for the youngest members of the your family - Kamp Kwena, a specially designed entertainment paradise for kids of all ages. A fully supervised programme of activities and facilities at Kwena’s Castle, right on the lawns of the Cabanas - adventure playground, animal farmyard and a fully equipped play centre. A short stroll across the luscious green lawns of the Cabanas brings you to a World of Fun in the Sun - Waterworld. There’s jet-skiing, windsurfing, water-skiing and for those who want a leisurely booze-cruise, the barge takes you around the lake at sundown. Sun City Cabanas - informal relaxation at its best.

Tshukudu Pilanesberg National Park

Nestled against the side of a hilltop, surrounded by the mountains of the malariafree Pilanesberg National Park and overlooking a waterhole and savannah plain lies Tshukudu, one of Africa’s most romantic bush lodges. Game traverse the plain below and Big Five sightings are the norm rather than the exception. Each newly refurbished custom designed lodge offers a romantic sunken bath, an open plan lounge and bedroom, with a fireplace and private balcony. Tshukudu is famous for its service, bushveld experience, the quality of the game rangers and the uniqueness of its African inspired cuisine. The lodge offers six private lodges, a splash pool and sweeping views of the park from both the balcony of each lodge and the main lodge where drinks can be enjoyed from the bar while you watch animals come to the watering hole as the day draws to a close. Enjoy day and night game drives with our expertly trained staff. Guests leave their vehicles at Bakubung Bush Lodge and are transported through a private section of the park to Tshukudu, ensuring that your stay will be a private and peaceful one. The lodge is not accessible to the elderly or children under 12 years of age owing to the 132 steps it takes to reach Tshukudu Bush Lodge. Imagine lying back in a soothing bubble bath with a sweeping view of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, where over 80 species of animal roam the savannah. Imagine no more. Built high on a rocky outcrop, Tshukudu Bush Lodge has been designed to offer you a perfectly indulgent bush getaway.

Accommodation ~ 101

North West


Bakubung Pilanesberg National Park

A mere two-hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg and ten minutes from Sun City lies a place of breathtaking beauty and serenity. A place called Bakubung Bush Lodge. Concealed in the rich expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung, or ‘People of the Hippo’, offers guests everything they need to get in touch with the bush. The hotel caters to families with some of our rooms offering interleading doors. The lodge also has cots available and baby sitting services can be arranged through our reception staff. Enjoy Big Five game drives or bush walks, take in a meal in the restaurant, which offers a variety of themed evenings throughout the year, or bush boma or simply enjoy relaxing next to the swimming pool. For the more energetic there are tennis courts, a children’s playground and volleyball court, while those in search of pampering can enjoy time in the Noko Kalahari Spa. Bakubung is also the ideal place to conclude business with conference facilities for up to 120 delegates. The lodge can accommodate groups in three conference rooms Mmakubu (mother hippo) for 40 delegates and Kubunyana (baby hippo) which caters for groups of up to 60 delegates. Bakubung’s conference rooms have wall to wall carpeting and individually controlled air-conditioners and offer slide projectors, built in screens, overhead projectors, VHS video machines and flip charts for use by delegations. The lodge also offers a secretarial service by prior arrangement.

Kwa Maritane Pilanesberg National Park

On the outer rim of an extinct volcano lies Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, ‘Place of the Rock’. Overlooking a unique granite dome is Kwa Maritane, Legacy’s oldest and most famous bush lodge, host to families, businessmen and delegates from all over the world. The lodge is famous for its hide and waterhole which are connected to the hotel by a 180m tunnel, its outstanding cuisine and the hospitality of its staff. Guests can enjoy a host of recreational activities including dawn and evening game drives in the care of our experienced game rangers who will regale you with interesting and amusing information about the parks fauna and flora. On some days, these game drives culminate in dinner at Kwa Marten’s boma situated in the Pilanesberg National Park. For those wanting to stay around the lodge, Kwa Maritane has something to keep everyone busy. Choose from lounging at the swimming pool, climbing the rock climbing wall, playing a game on the outdoor chess board or in the children’s playground or enjoy some time on one of the tennis courts. Those wanting to play a round of golf or enjoy the variety of recreational activities at nearby Sun City can make use of Kwa Marten’s transfers between the lodge and Sun City.

North West

Accommodation ~ 102


Tau Game Lodge Madikwe Game Reserve

Tau Game Lodge is situated in the Malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Accessible by scheduled flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport, or a 4 hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The “Big Five” and wild dog, Cheetah and black and white rhino are among the 27 species which you can expect to see on game drives or at the waterhole at the lodge, along with various antelope and other animals. Tau’s 5 star accommodation consists of 30 luxury thatched chalets, all with views of the game approaching the water hole. Each chalet ensures privacy with its own viewing deck, en-suite bathroom, open air- shower, air-conditioning and ceiling fans. The more spacious “Deluxe” chalets with comfortable seating areas, can accommodate parents and children wishing to share the same room. The sliding doors allow for spectacular views of the breathtaking beautiful tranquility of the surroundings of the diverse bushveld. The main body of the Lodge has an impressive reception hall, swimming pool and a comfortable upstairs lounge and bar and dining room (all partially outdoors) The Spa Oasis offers rejuvenating spa treatments, surrounded by the beauty of the African Bush. The Tau Tree Fund was started to allow visitors to the Lodge the opportunity to play an active role in conservation. Guests can purchase and plant an indigenous tree and the process will be documented on photograph and a plaque on a board at the Lodge. Families with children are welcome at Tau, a shorter kiddies safari of approximately an hour is organised for children below the age of 6 and a programme is in place for their entertainment. They are given backpacks filled with activity books, as well as a Tau T-shirt. All of our younger visitors become automatic members of the Tau Cubz Club.

Ivory Tree Game Lodge Pilansberg National Park

Ivory Tree Game Lodge is situated in the north eastern region of the malaria free Big Five Pilanesberg National Park, the closest point of entry is through Bakgatla Gate. Nestled in the basin of an ancient amphitheatre, surrounded by volcanic spires and rolling savannah grasslands, lies the beautifully crafted central guest areas including lounges, bar, a dining room,a stunning feature rock pool,boma, reception and curio shop. Small intimate guest areas have been created to retain warmth and seclusion for individual guests. The lodge boasts 56 suites decorated in earthy tones with full en-suite and outdoor showers and a further 4 executive suites with private lounge and plunge pool which is ideal for families. The suites have been carefully positione along the foot hills ensuring optimal views of either the mountain surrounds or the central open area. Sumptuous cuisine and exciting morning/evening game drives make for a memorable stay together with our additional activities on offer. Ivory Tree features an award winning Amani Spa, presenting a wide variety of treatment options designed to relax mind, body and soul. The unique design and position of the treatment rooms ensure uninterrupted views of the reserve. The lodge is a mere 2 and a half hour drive from Johannesburg. Striving to maintain high levels of personal attention and guest comfort, game drive vehicles are custom built ensuring optimal panoramic visibility. Amongst the most experienced in the Pilanesberg, our rangers and hosts are comitted to bringing you close encounters with a wide variety of big game including the big 5, cheetah and wild dog, during morning and evening game drives.

Accommodation ~ 103

North West


Madikwe Hills Private Game Reserve Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe Hills is set on a hill amongst huge boulders and age old Tamboti trees, overlooking the endless bushveld of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Here the plains teem with game and a world of intrigue and majestic beauty wait to enchant you! Ten ultra luxurious glassfronted suites complete with their own veranda and private plunge pool are ingeniously placed amongst the boulders. The unusual yet subtle decor integrates natural elements with colours highlighting Africa’s ambiance. Along with a warm and friendly atmosphere, Madikwe Hills offers you the highest standards of service and fine cuisine accompanied by superb wines from the wine cellar. Our unique boma offers the traditional and elegant atmosphere of dining under African stars. For the ultimate in luxury and privacy, Little Madikwe Hills boasts a 2 bedroom Private Villa with its own landrover and game ranger, as well as a personal butler to take care of your every need! A diverse wine selection, gourmet kitchen and entertainment centre complete the picture. Two additional standard suites can also be reserved to form a completely private camp, which accommodates up to 8 guests. Activities include twice daily game drives and mid-morning guided walks. Depart with a memory of an African safari never to be forgotten.

Jaci’s Safari and Tree Lodges Madikwe Game Reserve

Jaci’s Lodges promise personal attention to detail from our effervescent staff – each individually committed to outstanding service and united in assuring you enjoy a superb African safari with memories to be cherished. Situated in the Malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve boasting 75 000 hectares of Top Ten territory. You can expect to see Wild dog, Black and White rhino, lion, Spotted and Brown hyena, giraffe, buffalo, elephant as well as extensive plains game and over 340 species of birds. Jaci’s Safari Lodge is built in a curve around an ancient termite mound featuring only 8 tents and 2 exclusive use family suites – an eclectic combination of vibrant colour, earthy canvas, stone and thatch Nare Suite - a three bedroom bush retreat named after the resident Buffalo Bull; accommodating a maximum of 6 guests. Safari Suite - this beautifully positioned four bedroom family bush retreat overlooks the Groot Marico River accommodating a maximum of 8 guests. Jaci’s Tree Lodge is constructed on stilts, some a breathtaking four meters from the ground. These spacious tree houses were built utilising a combination of rosewood decking, thatch and stacking doors. An open plan, en suite bathroom with an enormous stone bath and outdoor jungle shower allow you to enjoy your forest surrounds, ensuring the ultimate luxurious forest hideaway. Fire cooked and starlit meals - perfect for romantic safaris, weddings and families.

North West

Accommodation ~ 104


African Pride Mount Grace Country House and Spa Magaliesberg The Mount Grace is set in the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountains, surrounded by acres of lush gardens. An hours drive from either Johannesburg or Pretoria, The Mount Grace Country House & Spa is a timeless gem where the world slows, time drifts and gentle luxury and peace are in abundance. The Mount Grace has two signature restaurants: Twist, which is known for the generous country-style buffets, otherwise an intimate dining experience can be had at The Rambling Vine, a discerning à la Carte restaurant which breathes romance and elegance. The award winning spa offers the peace and tranquillity needed to melt away the stress of modern day living. The Mount Grace Spa offers a soothing, pampering experience where time seems to simply disappear. Guests can indulge in delicious country cuisine and refined romance at the two signature restaurants. For over 20 years, The African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa has been known for the generous country-style buffets on offer at Twist, which serves up delicious fare, such as their legendary Sunday lunches, in the restaurant or out on the sundeck A warm, intimate dining experience can be had at The Rambling Vine, a discerning a La Carte restaurant breathes romance, elegance and subtle style – a perfect venue for that special occasion. The Spa Café offers delicious light meals in the relaxed and pampering spa.

Mateya Safari Lodge Madikwe Game Reserve

Mateya Safari Lodge is one of the most prestigious lodges of its kind in the world and certainly one of the most exclusive in Southern Africa. Located in the Madikwe Game Reserve, it is the ultimate compliment of exquisite architectural design and comfort enhanced by the splendour of a pristine African setting. Mateya Safari Lodge is situated in the 75 000 hectare, malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, which is easily accessed by road or by daily scheduled flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport. The reserve is home to the Super 7 (buffalo, cheetah, elephant, leopard, Black and White rhino and Wild Dog), plains game and 350 species of birds. The lodge accommodates 10 guests in 5 individually designed air-conditioned luxury suites. Each offers en-suite bathrooms with open air shower, private deck and flow pool, with superb bush views. Guests can relax in the lounge, elevated deck areas and African interest library, while admiring a superb collection of African art. Game drives with a maximum of 4 guests per drive are offered by experienced field guides and trackers. Meal times are an indulgence in a superb variety of international cuisine accompanied by wines selected from the 8 000 bottle wine cellar. Mateya also offers a bush boardroom with full internet facilities, a curio boutique, gym and health spa.

Accommodation ~ 105

North West


The Royal Marang Hotel

Impodimo Game Lodge

Royal Bafokeng Stadium | Near Rustenburg

Madikwe Game Reserve

The Royal Marang Hotel at Bafokeng Sports Campus is a 5-star blend of luxury and design; comfort and class; indoor opulence and outdoor harmony. With an aesthetic atmosphere rich in earthy tones and sumptuous spots, it is the perfect mix of contemporary style and African authenticity inside, into a place shared by smooth lines and striking surprises. Encounter warmth and welcome. Enjoy unusual shapes, soft movement and inviting texture.

Carved from the hillside, 8 luxury glass fronted luxury chalets and a two bedroom deluxe villa with a private pool line a natural spring, each enjoying striking views either from within or from the outdoor shower. This 5 star graded lodge enjoys spectacular vistas extending as far as the eye can see. Safely enclosed in the back of an open Land Rover, your highly qualified ranger and Shangaan tracker team will guide you through big game encounters or for the more adventurous, set out on foot and learn the hidden secrets of the bush.

In each room;sink your feet into plush carpets, run your hands over beckoning furnishings, and experience exclusivity, elegance and absolute luxury. The main hotel prides itself on offering guests the very best facilities and amenities. Royal Marang has 64 standard suites accommodating 128 guests.

Children are welcome at Impodimo and we love to go out of our way to ensure that kids and parents both have an unforgettable safari experience. Kids may participate in our kiddies program, where the children are entertained and occupied with fun and educational activities.

Cleverly designed across two separate wings, one for the visiting public and one for dignitaries, celebrities and sports professionals, the hotel ensures consummate privacy for those who want it and absolute ease for those who need it.

Rhulani Safari Lodge

Shepherds Tree Game Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve

Pilanesberg Game Reserve

The pristine Big Five Madikwe Game Reserve, a short 3 1/2 hour drive from Johannesburg, is where you will find Rhulani Safari Lodge. We invite you to experience the serenity and harmony of this special place with us. The lodge has 7 standard suites and 1 family suite, all featuring full en-suite bathroom, airconditioning and mini bar fridge. Enjoy total privacy and your own plunge pool while you pamper yourself in the spacious luxury of your chalet. Dining alfresco under a glorious African night sky, warmed by a roaring fire is a magical end to a perfect day. Traditional Southern African cuisine is complimented by a selection of world-class local wines. Sensational game viewing opportunities await you at Rhulani, whether from the open Land Rover or on foot with your experienced game ranger or from right in front of the lodge at the nearby water-hole.

North West

Accommodation ~ 106

Shepherds Tree Game Lodge, a 5 star lodge, overlooks a scenic amphitheatre in the SouthWestern portion of the Big Five,malariafree Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The great expanse of the untouched Wilderness Area lies a few hundred metres to the north of the lodge, and provides our guests with the opportunity to explore this pristine environment on foot. Our knowledgeable guides also make for unforgettable morning and evening game drives with impressive Big Game viewing opportunities. The featured architecture and interior design are the hallmark of the lodge, and flawless finishes leave no detail overlooked. The main lodge features a gourmet restaurant which serves the most delectable cuisines. A casual lounge and bar provide magnificent vistas of the impressive landscape with a spacious entertainment deck with outdoor cocktail bar overlooking a spectacular rim-flow swimming pool. An award-winning beauty spa offers heavenly pampering in 2 couples treatment rooms and a single treatment room.


Madikwe River Lodge Madikwe Game Reserve

Amidst untamed wildlife and endless horizons, the luxurious Madikwe River Lodge is settled on the banks of Groot Marico River inside the diverse Madikwe Game Reserve, located in the North West bordering Botswana, surrounded by 75 000 hectares of breathtaking scenery and endless malaria-free African Sand-Veld, Acacia Savannah, river-forests and wildlife. Madikwe’s convenient location – only three and a half hours from Gauteng and a mere 45min by aircraft – has ensured its popularity as being easily accessible with excellent service delivery and superb facilities in spectacular bush settings. An outdoor boma is located on a central island in the river, accessed by a wooden bridge, with early morning breakfasts served under Acacia trees and fine-dining cuisine under sparkling and smiling stars. Sixteen comfortable and secluded split-level thatched chalets surround the main lodge, each individually decorated to create a rich African feel, with en-suite bathroom and outside shower, full range of guest amenities, separate lounge and private wooden decks overlooking the tranquil forest and river. Safari experiences are in 4x4’s through the untamed wilderness of the Kalahari Thornveld, home to 66 large mammal species and 350 bird species, with opportunities to view wild dog, cheetah, leopard, lion, white and black rhino, buffalo, elephant and bush babies.

Kedar Country Lodge

Askari Lodge

Boekenhoutfontein

Magaliesberg

Kedar Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa comprises of 62 African themed stone and thatch rooms including one Presidential Suite and one Royal Suite, as well as 7 conference venues.

Askari Lodge within the Plumari Private Game Reserve in Magaliesberg, offers a unique opportunity to view the Big Five just an hour from the major city centers of Johannesburg or Pretoria. The malaria free 3000 hectares Reserve boasts natural African bushveld with an abundance of flora, fauna, birdlife and wildlife. Two game drives are scheduled daily. Interactive elephant experiences include feeding of the gentle giants, as well as a guided walk through the bushveld and riverine areas.

Located 15 minutes from Sun City Kedar offers a tranquil getaway - the Spa in the Country uses indigenous African products and methods to provide the most relaxing experience. In addition Kedar also offers game drives. For guests interested in history, the historic Paul Kruger farm is located on the property at Kedar. Declared a National Monument the farm and buildings have been converted into a museum that guests can visit free of charge. While staying at Kedar Country Lodge, you can visit the resident Pygmy hippopotami, breeding pair, Stoffel and Matilda by taking a stroll down the wooden walkway to their five hectare home, the Hippo Enclosure.

The lodge boasts one of the largest private collections of ox wagons, carts and other animal-drawn vehicles from the 1800’s. 30 en-suite rooms provide luxury 4 star accommodation, where Africa meets Antique Dutch. Askari Game Lodge caters for romantic getaways, conferences, teambuilding initiatives and weddings. Nature lovers and birding enthusiasts will find the experience most rewarding, while stressed city dwellers will leave feeling rejuvenated and well rested. The Askari Spa awaits to pamper you in luxury.

Accommodation ~ 107

North West


Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Tuningi Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe Game Reserve

Buffalo Ridge is a Five Star lodge situated on a prime site in the west of the Madikwe Game Reserve, straddling the Tweedepoort Ridge with expansive views across the northern plains and Inselbergs.

Tuningi Safari Lodge combines the wonders of the African bushveld with the splendors of five star luxuries. The main entertainment and reception area of the lodge overlooks a waterhole that provides fantastic game viewing from the safety of an expansive wooden deck. The rim flow pool and gorgeous lounges give the lodge a sumptuous and welcoming feel.

As the first community owned lodge the inception of this exclusive lodge has an exceptionally inspiring story to it in terms of local community upliftment, business smart, outstanding management and of course, breathtaking location and lavish accommodation.

Tuningi gets its name from an ancient, sprawling fig tree under which the boma is set; perfect for wonderful traditional dinners under the African sky. The daily game drives; with informed and professional game rangers are an exciting way of getting into the bush and experiencing all that it has to offer.

Offering a very private experience, Buffalo Ridge has 8 uniquely decorated suites, each with their own deck which provides guests with expansive views to the North. Decorated in natural hews of colour and texture, the thatched suites have sliding doors from each room and shower which allow the guest to fully experience the concept of complete integration with the bushveld.

Tuningi accommodates 16 people in elegant free standing rooms that all have enormous bathrooms, outside showers, fireplaces and fabulous wooden decks. The rooms are set apart from each other to provide ultimate privacy and peace. Tungini also offers a children’s program.

Motswiri Private Safari Lodge

Thakadu River Camp

Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe Game Reserve

Motswiri Private Safari Lodge in the malaria free, Big Five Madikwe Game Reserve, lies hidden in a leadwood forest. With its intimate and luxurious setting, Motswiri offers a maximum of 10 people the ultimate private bush experience. All 5 bush villas have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, gas fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor rock showers and private wrap around wooden decks. It is an ideal combination of superb hospitality, sophisticated accommodation and the excitement that a safari offers. Motswiri Private Safari Lodge in the malaria free, Big Five Madikwe Game Reserve, lies hidden in a leadwood forest. With its intimate and luxurious setting, Motswiri offers a maximum of 10 people the ultimate private bush experience. All 5 bush villas have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, gas fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor rock showers and private wrap around wooden decks. It is an ideal combination of superb hospitality, sophisticated accommodation and the excitement that a safari offers.

North West

Accommodation ~ 108

Thakadu River Camp is a child friendly, community based tented safari lodge set within the riverine canopy on the banks of the Marico River. It comprises 12 tented suites, each with their own on-suite bathroom and private viewing deck overlooking the Marico River. The décor of the camp has a strong Afro Asian Safari ambiance to it, with use of natural stones, fibres, cloth and carpets as well as metal and wood featuring prominently throughout the camp. The influence of the river is very apparent, with the trees, birds and water providing a peaceful and tranquil mood within the camp. There is also an 8 bed satellite camp – Little Thakadu – with its own private lounge, dining and pool area ensuring privacy and exclusivity for small groups and families.


Introduction

Limpopo

The Limpopo Province offers a kaleidoscope of magnificent scenic landscapes, an abundance of bird and wildlife, a fascinating cultural heritage and many nature based tourism opportunities. This is the land of myths and legends and ancient civilisations, offering many places of archeological significance, yielding relics dating back millions of years. Modern towns, a good road network and a variety of excellent accommodation establishments ensure guests enjoy a diverse holiday experience. Visit the extraordinary natural attractions of the Bushveld Region including the Waterberg, the Nylsvley Wetlands, the Marakele and Lapapala Nature Reserves and the curative hot mineral springs cannot but soothe the stressed city soul. The Valley of the Olifants encompasses some of the largest remaining wilderness areas in the country, including the Timbavati, Kapama and Thornybush Reserves, as well as easy access to the northern section of the Kruger National Park. Near Tzaneen, beautiful rivers flow through fantastic afromontane forests, whilst a diverse range of delicious tropical fruits grow in the valleys.

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The history and culture of the Capricorn Region incorporates San rock art, Anglo-Boer War relics and prehistoric ruins. The Mokopane (Potgietersrus) area is one of South Africa’s richest agricultural areas and boasts one of the biggest citrus farms in the Southern Hemisphere. The rocky spine of the Soutpansberg Mountain Range dominates the western section of the Soutpansberg Region. The area offers many historic sights, over 500 tree species and a wide range of farming lands. Unspoilt wilderness areas contrast with modern, sophisticated resorts and cities in a land of legend and romance.


Makalali Conservancy | Near Hoedspruit

Makalali Private Game Lodge Nestled on 26 000 hectares of conservancy, Makalali Private Game Lodge prevails as one of the most unique game lodges in South Africa. Makalali consists of four camps situated amongst the Jackalberry trees. Each camp has 6 luxury suites set along the banks of the Makhutswi River. Each camp offers an infinity pool overlooking the river, a boma for evenings around the fire, an enclosed dining and lounge area and a viewing deck. Each air-conditioned suite has a king size bed, en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, fireplace, private deck and a raised sala offering unique opportunities to view the magnificent wildlife or enjoy a private dinner or lunch. Thandane camp offers a grand thatched conference venue seating up to 48 people. Surrounded by pools and flaming torches for a fiery night beneath the stars. Makalali is the perfect venue for conferences, weddings or banquets. Makalali Private Game Lodge is the ideal safari destination, with activities including game drives in open Land Rovers or bush walks accompanied by experienced game rangers, photographic excursions and bird watching safaris. With the introduction of disease free Buffalo in 2008, Makalali is a Big Five game reserve. Cuisine at Makalali is as breathtaking as the surrounding landscape. Dine on mouth-watering African dishes guaranteed to satisfy even the most cultured taste buds. Sit back and relax as our chefs create a fusion of flavours to be enjoyed at breakfasts, leisurely lunches and boma dinners. For ultimate relaxation, the on-site therapist provides a comprehensive range of treatments including environmentally friendly facials. The Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve is actively involved in an elephant contraception conservancy project which is headed up by one of the world’s renowned experts on elephant contraception, Audrey Delsinki. Several of the females have been given contraception and fitted with radio collars for continuous monitoring of the progress and the area of movement. The lodge introduced a 3 day Mini Rangers course for children aged between 6-12 years, which teaches them about medicinal plants, survival techniques, finding and purifying water, warning signs of dangerous animals and first aid.

Limpopo

Accommodation ~ 110


Motswari Private Game Reserve Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Arrive at Motswari (to keep and conserve) as a guest and leave as a friend. This sentiment is the hallmark of our traditional safari lodge that conjures up elements of African nostalgia, romance and charm and combines these with warm personal touches to provide you with a sophisticated, yet unobtrusive commune with nature. Set deep in the Timbavati, assures rich game viewing and sightings of the Big Five in their natural environment, as our boundary with the Kruger National Park is open. In operation for 30 years, we have chosen to disregard the trend for glamour which means bush as far as the eye can see and unobtrusive luxuries that don’t intrude on your experience. The bush is a humbling experience where one should have the chance to unwind from modern stresses and rejuvenate the soul. Motswari is familyowned and prides itself on its conservation values, exquisite cuisine, award-winning wines, luxurious accommodation and hospitality in the tradition of one of the original lodges in South Africa. Motswari is accredited by Fair Trade in Tourism for exemplary environmental management and local community support. Each of our 15 thatched, en suite bungalows is decorated in understated, natural materials, has air-conditioning, mosquito nets and spectacular bush views. Our professional rangers and skilled trackers guide your excursions into the bush enlightening you on the delights of the local flora, fauna and folklore. With close on 150 square kilometres of wide horizons and untamed wilderness, Motswari is an unforgettable experience.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge & Manor House Manyeleti Private Reserve

Tintswalo Safari Lodge is set upon the banks of the Nwaswitsontso seasonal river bed amongst an ancient grove of sycamore fig trees and riverine vegetation. The lodge is situated in the Tintswalo concession within the greater Kruger National Park, in the Manyeleti Game Reserve. Accommodation comprises 6 Luxury Explorer Suites, all with a plunge pool, full en-suite facilities, an indoor and outdoor shower, extra length kingsize beds, bar facility, air-conditioners, fireplaces, overhead fans and mosquito nets. The Presidential Suite has two full suites adjoined by a large and spacious living area and open plan kitchen, ideal for families with children. The lodge has a small, exclusive library of rare books as well as a wine cellar. Al fresco dining venues include the lodge deck, the exquisite setting of the formal dining area, the wine cellar or under the stars in the African bush. The Elan Vital Spa is privately situated and has internationally trained therapists. Game viewing is enjoyed in luxury individually seated open Land Rovers with teams of highly qualified rangers and Shangaan trackers. Exclusive and highly personalised safaris include game drives and bush walks. For family focused getaways, Tintswalo Manor House is an intimate setting with absolute privacy and is located 2kms from Tintswalo Safari Lodge. The beautiful familysized thatched house boasts a crystal blue swimming pool, traditional boma and 5 beautifully decorated suites. Dining at Manor House is enjoyed either on the patio or in the boma under the Manyeleti night sky.

Accommodation ~ 111

Limpopo


Kapama Game Reserve

Kapama River Lodge The beautifully designed River Lodge, blending sophisticated architecture with the natural environment, offers state of the art accommodation. The lodge offers a total of 62 suites presented as 42 luxury suites and 20 Spa suites, each featuring full en suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar fridge and climate control air conditioners. Between invigorating dawn and evening safaris in open game viewing vehicles, relax next to the sparkling pool, or savour a glass of the Capes finest from the cellar and retreat to the solitude of the library with a novel. River Lodge features a spectacular open air boma from which animated guests exchange accounts of their day’s game viewing around a crackling fire. The lodge is also perfectly suited to accommodate corporate events, providing organised entertainment in the boma or private bush dinner site. There are also numerous activities that can keep guests entertained such as hot air ballooning, elephant back safaris, elephant interaction and guided walks through the Big Five game reserve are also available. The Wellness centre, exquisitely nestled in the African bush is a piece of paradise designed to uplift you mind, body and soul. Complete with a state of the art gym, equipped with cardio and weight training facilities, the centre energizes and uplifts in the healing presence of nature. While connecting with the call of the wild, indulge in an array of specially designed spa treatments. These include facial, body and beauty treatments. Embrace the essence of Africa, let your heart beat to its rhythm, let you body enjoy Kapama’s magical Signature treatment: Marula Miracle Moments. Talented and experienced beauty technicians remain up to date with global treatments whilst ensuring the flow of African wisdom into the pampering experience. Stepping from on invigorating treatment to the next, a lap pool welcomes you to lie back and relax under a breath taking bushveld sky. Reconnect with your inner beauty and strength, through indulgent and invigorating spa treatments as you lose yourself in an African panoramic vista.

Limpopo

Accommodation ~ 112


Kapama Buffalo Camp Kapama Game Reserve

Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp, Kapama Buffalo Camp offers a unique and intimate experience in the African bush. It is ideal for discovering big game in true African safari tented style without compromising on comfort. Ten luxury canvas tents, each sleeping two, are set on wooden decks built on stilts over a steep-sided riverbank. The branches of bush willows and leadwood trees crowd towards your balcony, and as you scan the treetops, you might well look straight into the face of a vervet monkey staring right back at you. The wooden-floored tented rooms feature twin beds with white linen and African design bedspreads. Fleecy throws and heated under blankets keep out the cold on winter nights. Like any other luxury bedroom, Buffalo Camp suites have an en-suite bathroom with a shower and a dressing room with wardrobe and suitcase stand. Leather finishes and a stand-alone fan give the decor an old African touch. The river below rarely flows and antelopes are seen daily walking along the sandy riverbed. Each tented room has all the usual comforts of electricity, en-suite bathroom, safe, writing table, and tea coffee facilities. With a maximum of 20 guests at Buffalo Camp, special attention is paid to personal service and the staff become like friends. Kapama Buffalo Camp is a truly authentic way to experience the African bush.

Kapama Karula Kapama Game Reserve

Set on the banks of the Klaserie river which flows throughout the year, the seven luxury tents and five exclusive suites that make up Kapama Karula ‘the place of peace’ are in every way true to their name. The river glides smoothly forming sparkling pools that attract smaller riverine animals and a myriad of birds in every season. This extraordinary camp has now been rebuilt into one of the finest camps in many respects. The seven luxury air-conditioned tents and five exclusive suites are the epitome of luxury. Each suite offers his and hers basins, indoor and outside shower and sliding glass doors that wrap around the chalet each with a private lap pool, offering guests the opportunity to have unrestricted views onto one of the most sought after locations- the Klaserie River. The 115m2 chalets and 150m2 family chalets with two bedrooms each ensuite are air-conditioned and come with all forms of luxury imaginable. The lounge, dining room, bar, pool and pool deck as well as other guest entertainment areas will impress the best of connoisseurs. All of course with unrestricted views onto the Klaserie river. The lodge is strategically located in the centre of the Big Five game reserve, where outstanding game drives and bush walks are conducted with our knowledgeable guides and trackers.

Accommodation ~ 113

Limpopo


Kings Camp Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kings Camp reflects the charm and romance of a Colonial past in a pristine corner of unspoilt Africa. Kings Camp is situated facing an open savanna plain with a waterhole, which is frequented by a wide variety of wildlife day and night. The eleven generously spaced thatched colonial suites luxuriously equipped with romantic soft cascading mosquito nets, remote controlled air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, Victorian ball-and-claw bath, indoor and outdoor double shower, fully stocked mini-bar and private veranda with hammock, all combine to make Kings Camp the ultimate in luxury accommodation. Dark tones of wood and thatch offset the natural colours of the bushveld. Part of the greater Kruger National Park, which covers an area of 2.2 million hectares, Kings Camp offers a wealth of bio-diversity. With access to 100 square kilometres of traversing, Big Five game viewing is excellent in this region. Our traditional boma is a truly memorable way to experience an evening under the African night sky. Fine cuisine and wines can be sampled while sitting near a warm crackling fire. On arrival at the boma, you will be met by your ranger, who will be on hand to greet you with a drink of your choice, while guests meet around the fire to tell of exciting adventures had on the game drive that afternoon. End off the evening with a sumptuous dessert, and nightcap before bidding farewell to the simmering fire for the calling of your suite.

Pondoro Game Lodge Balule Private Reserve

Pondoro is set on the cool riverine banks of the Olifants River in the exclusive 40 000 hectares, Balule Private Game Reserve inside the greater Kruger National Park. In this small, very exclusive 16 bed lodge you will discover the only way to experience the African bush. At Pondoro you are invited to indulge in the ultimate luxury when selecting any of the 5 luxury suites during your stay. All our suites are air-conditioned and architecturally designed offering modern comforts in an ancient setting. Each suite is provided with a private patio, lounge area and an outside shower for those who are adventurous at heart. Three standard en-suite airconditioned chalets are also available. Serenity Spa at Pondoro offers an escape to a place of sophistication and indulgence, where one is surrounded by elegant decor and cascading waterfalls, in an environment with a breathtaking ambiance. Accompany experienced guides in open-topped Land Rovers who will not only use all their vast knowledge and bush craft to try and show you the Big Five and other plains game, but they will do their best to paint memories of an Africa that will never fade away.

Limpopo

Accommodation ~ 114


Karongwe Lodges Karongwe Game Reserve

Shiduli Private Game Lodge Shiduli, our family friendly lodge, offers grace and elegance, yet exudes unsurpassed warmth and hospitality. Guests can step into the relaxed ambiance of the lodge with its lush indigenous garden dappled in shade, lounges with internet facilities, bar, huge sparkling pool and thatched dining areas punctuated with original South African Art. The three main lounges are stylishly decorated in leathers, silks and stone and provide the perfect environment in which to relax and enjoy the bush, and the lovely soft leather chairs reflect the warm colonial style throughout the lodge. Chisomo Safari Camp Chisomo Safari Camp is the ideal camp for group travelling. Luxury safari suites face the beautiful Makhutswe River and the magnificent wildlife can be viewed from the decks as they emerge from the reeds. Kudu, nyala, bushbuck are as common a sight as elephant, lion and even the elusive leopard. Guests enjoy dinners at the luxuriously furnished, thatched public area overlooking the river and the bush or a traditional braai at a specially created bush dinner site where traditional dishes are served under the stars. The camp is easily accessible by tour bus and vehicle parking space is provided just outside the reception area. Chisomo is a perfect hub for exploring the tourism hotspots of the Valley of the Olifants as the camp is located closely to both the Blyde River Canyon and the Kruger National Park. Game viewing on the Karongwe is exceptional with an unequalled variety of flora and fauna additional to the famous Big Five!

Tanda Tula Safari Camp Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Tanda Tula Tented Safari Camp, situated in the heart of the Timbavati Nature Reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park, offers a unique wilderness experience combined with ultimate luxury. As one of South Africa’s most luxurious East Africanstyled tented camps, guests are offered unforgettable game viewing experiences, warm hospitality and award-winning cuisine. Set on the banks of the Nlharalumi riverbed, the camp is shaded by majestic trees and overlooks a watering hole that attracts wildlife from dawn till dusk. Offering every comfort, the 12 thatched, en-suite tents are imbued with the romance of Africa. Wide wooden decks, spacious bathrooms with Victorian baths and outside showers are reminiscent of a bygone era. An infinity pool overlooks the large watering hole and each tent is completely private with stunning views overlooking the riverbed. Providing sanctuary to Africa’s Big Five and with a traversing area of more than 20,000 hectares of wilderness and undisturbed biodiversity, Tanda Tula provides guests with an incredible wildlife experience, with highly-skilled rangers and tracker teams guiding guests in the early mornings and evenings, either in open Land Rovers or on foot. Tanda Tula are specialists in overnight walking safaris, providing an opportunity for nature lovers and adventure seekers to experience beautiful African wildlife up close and on foot, and then sleep under the stars like the early explorers did. Tanda Tula is the home of the Save the Elephants Project. Guests are invited to visit the research centre at the camp.

Accommodation ~ 115

Limpopo


Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway

Marataba

Welgevonden Game Reserve

Waterberg

Created as a tribute to the unique splendor of the African Wilderness, Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway towers over the landscape, combining modern African living, simplicity and an abundance of flavor with a unique wildlife experience. Eight luxury suites overlooking the flowing Sterkstroom River each enjoy their own private deck and plunge pool perched on the cliff.

There is a mystical place at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains. on the ancient trade route through Southern Africa, from the mighty tower of “Great Zimbabwe”, over the raging Limpopo River and across vast plains teeming with game. In this hidden place, discover Marataba, a Big Five, malaria free safari epitomising all that is Africa. Inspired by the discovery of primeval ruins, Marataba embraces both the contemporary and the ancient in an exciting union of innovative architecture, design and technology, paying tribute to, and confirming, the concept of the African Renaissance.

Situated in the Malaria free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve in the Waterberg Mountains, Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway is a special place where service is understood and luxury is elegantly understated. The lodge offers a dramatic fusion of African and Western cuisine, far surpassing expectations of even the most discerning diner, with the addition of an extensive wine cellar, any wine lover would appreciate.

This luxurious game lodge reflects Africa’s ancient wisdom and culture, the glorious forms and colour presenting a vibrant haven at the epicenter of modern design.

Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway is a place where one can retreat in an intimate oasis of relaxation inspired by an awareness of well being.

Marataba is a member of Relais & Chateaux.

Legend Golf & Safari Resort

Entabeni Safari Conservancy

Waterberg

Waterberg

This unique, Big Five Resort is situated within the 22000 hectares Entabeni Safari Conservancy in the malaria-free region of the Limpopo Province. The Resort epitomizes the unique lifestyle of the bushveld. Exceptional accommodation, comprising 210 Resort Suites, consisting of three or four individual bedrooms linked by walkways, offer accommodation of unmatched, timeless elegance dedicated to relaxation and reflecting the African wilderness. The combination of design elements and high quality finishes ensure a uniform standard of luxury and elegance throughout the Resort. The Signature Course, designed by 18 top golfers provides one of Africa’s most spectacular game and golf experiences while the extreme 19th provides every golfer with an unforgettable experience. Accessible only by helicopter, the tee is situated on the top of Hanglip Mountain with the green situated 400 metres below. A Golf Academy, recreational and sporting facilities, conference and banqueting facilities are also available.

Limpopo

Accommodation ~ 116

Entabeni Safari Conservancy “The Place of the Mountain”, is situated in the Waterberg region of Limpopo, less than a three-hour drive north of Johannesburg. The 12000 hectares malaria-free reserve boasts five eco-systems with spectacular mountains, waterfalls and terrain which varies from bushveld to unspoilt ravines. Entabeni comprises 6 unique lodges from the tented chalets at Wildside Tented Safari Camp to the exclusive 5 star Lodges Hanglip Mountain Lodge and Kingfisher Lodge. Ravineside, Lakeside and Eagle’s Nest offer 4 star luxury with wonderful views. Guided game drives and horseback safaris bring guests in close contact with a vast variety of game species, including the Big Five, while scenic helicopter flights provide a bird’s eye view beyond comparison. Other activities include golf, stargazing, sunset cruises, bush dinners, marimba band, drumming, cultural village, and the Wildlife Cultural Centre.


Mhondoro Lodge

Nungubane Game Lodge

Welgevonden Game Reserve

Welgevonden Game Reserve

Mhondoro Lodge is a 5 star graded lodge situated in the malaria free Big Five Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, 3.5 hours drive from Johannesburg.

North of Johannesburg, and a mere 3,5 hour drive will bring you to Nungubane Game Lodge which lies in Welgevonden Private Game Reserve. Free from malaria, with a temperate climate, Welgevonden is a leading South African private game reserve. Its 34000 hectares are home to the Big Five,16 species of antelope, a rich variety of other animals and some 250 species of birds.

Main areas include a large viewing sundeck and a cool and inviting swimming pool, a central dining area, bar, outside boma, library and entertainment area. Three luxuriously appointed chalets and one luxury family unit, with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers, are located along the ridge overlooking the waterhole and adjacent plains. A maximum of 10 guests may stay at the lodge, ensuring personal attention and care from your hosts at all times. Morning and afternoon/evening game drives with a qualified guide in open 4x4 game viewing vehicles make for an exciting and unforgettable game viewing experience.

Nungubane welcomes a maximum of ten guests in an atmosphere of intimate luxury. Guests are accommodated in spacious chalets, commanding majestic views over the reserve from the decks. Nungubane is known for the warmth of its welcome, the friendliness of its staff, and for its highly commended cuisine. During the heat of the day relax by the pool, or in the cool comfort of the spacious main lodge. In the evening, dine on the lodge deck or by firelight in the boma, under the stars. Morning and afternoon game drives in this pristine reserve is often a memorable experience, with regular sightings of Africa’s big game.

Thandeka Game Lodge

Mabula Game Lodge

Bela Bela

Bela Bela

A mere 2 hours drive from Johannesburg, nestled peacefully in the magnificent Waterberg Mountain Range lies Thandeka Lodge. It is the ideal getaway to relax and revel in the exquisite natural beauty of the bushveld savannah and its rich wildlife heritage.

Just two and a half hours from Johannesburg, you can watch the Big Five in 12000 hectares of malaria free reserve, whilst enjoying an array of wildlife and adventure activities.

Thandeka is a malaria-free reserve that homes an abundant variety of wildlife including white lions, cheetah, rhino and buffalo, birds and flora as well as elephant interaction and elephant back safaris nearby. The lodge offers a true Out-of-Africa experience, with the architecture designed around promoting close encounters with the unspoilt South African bushveld. The sleek main building rings of an era of colonialism with a contemporary twist, while the interior is exquisitely decorated in a colonialcontemporary style. Accommodation takes the form of 20 individual, luxurious tentedlodges, each one decorated with unique touches, hidden in the splendour of the bush. A day centre invites day visitors to partake in game drives and activities on offer.

Forty-seven bedrooms boast a look that is clean, simple, and elegant and follows an African flavour. Natural, bold colors stand confident and proud, enhancing an ethnic feel throughout the lodge. Your safari experience includes the opportunity to dine in the bush, either breakfast with spectacular views of the Waterberg Mountains or dinner under the magnificent spread of an ancient fig tree. Home to the famous Ground Hornbill breeding project, an interesting and informative reptile centre and eighteen specialised game activities, you’ll never be short of something unusual to experience.

Accommodation ~ 117

Limpopo


Thornybush Game Lodge

Shumbalala Game Lodge

Thornybush Nature Reserve

Thornybush Nature Reserve

Nestled in the heart of Big Five country within the Thornybush Nature Reserve, with a huge diversity of mammal and bird species. Thornybush Game Lodge boasts 18 stylish airconditioned luxury suites and 2 family suites, all with extensive living areas overlooking the seasonal Monwana dry river bed.

Unspoiled and untainted by the world beyond, Shumbalala is a five star journey for the soul, set beneath shady African trees lining the Monwana River, along the banks of which you will spot myriad animals from your large cane wing-back chair poised on a teak deck.

From within the luxurious suites, each with full en-suite facilities and private decks, sweeping vistas can be enjoyed over the Savannah and ever-active water hole. Superb attention to detail and highly personalised service make for a memorable stay.

Lodging consists of six luxury suites, all including air conditioning, open fireplaces and glass fronts with private viewing decks into the magical African bush. The double suite Presidential unit includes a private dining room, lounge, plunge pool and fireside facilities.

Unrivalled big game viewing is complemented by exquisite accommodation and sublime cuisine. Enjoy exciting dawn and dusk safaris in open Land Rovers, or for the more adventurous a walking safari. Take a moment to browse in the intimate library or simply enjoy a treatment in the Amani Spa, or sipping your favourite cocktail along side the pool. An African safari can be a life-changing experience.

With lazy afternoons swimming in the pool, followed by the rush of the evening game drive, a sumptuous dinner follows and is enjoyed either fire-side from the lodge deck positioned above the river bed, in the underground cellar or in the cozy candle-lit dining room in winter.

Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp

Jackalberry Lodge

Thornybush Nature Reserve

Thornybush Nature Reserve

In the heart of the Thornybush Nature Reserve the nostalgic guest will find Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp. Tastefully furnished in old world colonial splendour in a style and class of a bygone era. Eight luxury air-conditioned en-suite tents offer private and exclusive accommodation. Boma dinners are an occasion and an opportunity to select a bottle from the stock of fine wines and to savour the finest fare. Settle around a log fire to recount the days game experiences before retiring to the lounge for a night-cap, or the comfort of your tent. Our passion for hospitality and the excitement of dawn and dusk safaris in an open Land Rover, ensuring close and unrestricted encounters with the wild.

Limpopo

Accommodation ~ 118

The majestic Drakensberg Mountains provide a spectacular backdrop for this intimate camp, located within the Thornybush Private Game Reserve. Indulge every sense at this Big Five Reserve which offers comfort and sheer decadence with an African flair. The chalet style rooms offer understated luxury and a restful, ethnic ambiance which blends harmoniously with nature. Attention to detail and true South African hospitality will leave guests with a sense of real beauty and warmth. Magnificent views and sumptuous cuisine are complimented by game viewing in one of the worlds premier big five areas. Game drives in open safari vehicles with highly trained rangers and trackers offer the privilege of experiencing a true bushveld environment. The bush around the lodge teems with game and more than sixty species of wildlife can be found in the immediate vicinity including lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant and cheetah. Jackalberry is also a paradise for birdwatchers, where more than 280 species have been recorded.


Serondella Lodge

Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

Thornybush Nature Reserve

Klaserie | Greater Kruger National Park

In the midst of the Big Five Thornybush Nature Reserve lies Serondella Lodge. Here you will have excellent opportunities for spectacular photographs of big game species daily visiting the close by water hole.

Gomo Gomo Game Lodge is a private and intimate camp situated in the prestigious Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, giving you best traverse viewing.

Serondella Lodge accommodates only eight guests in 3 luxuriously appointed suites and a family suite. The camp is set along the banks of a Monwana tributary. Each suite is carefully positioned to ensure privacy and stunning vistas. The lodge is flanked by two water holes. Here guests can enjoy the abundance of big game and birdlife from spectacular viewing decks. A highly qualified ranger and tracker team, host you on a journey for the soul as you experience close and unrestricted encounters with all that is Africa from an open Land Rover. For the more adventurous guest, you will be invited to join your hosts on a bush walk.

The Klaserie now forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park with a common unfenced boundary. Our traversing area is approximately 6000 hectares (14800 acres) of the reserves, offering guests varied landscapes with an excellent possibility of coming face to face with the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) and numerous other mammals and bird species in their natural habitat. Early morning, late afternoon and evening game drives are conducted in open 4x4 Land Rovers with qualified and experienced field rangers and trackers, ensuring an exciting and informative safari. An optional guided bush walk will open up the fascinating world of some of South Africa’s intricate ecosystems with its varied fauna and flora. Guests are accommodated in fully furnished, brick and thatch chalets all with en-suite facilities.

Shibula Lodge & Bush Spa

Pafuri Camp In The Makuleke Concession

Welgevonden Game Reserve

Northern Kruger National Park

Nestled in the unspoilt wilderness of the Malaria- free Waterberg, the 5 star accredited Shibula Lodge is located in the 36 000 hectare Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

Pafuri Camp is situated on the northern bank of the Luvuvhu River within lush riverine forest, in the 24 000 hectares private Makuleke Concession - the most diverse and scenically attractive area in all of the Kruger National Park.

All eight luxury suites are equipped with its own Victorian bath, separate toilet, inside and outside shower, double wash basin, mini bar, private patio and air conditioning. Suites come complete with Jacuzzi, pool or spa bath. The lodge offers a health spa, curio shop, wine cellar, fitness facility, bush conference facility and wireless Internet. Bush sundowner,morning and afternoon game drives and star-lit boma dinners are all part of this African experience. Whether guests desire a place to unwind and experience peace of mind, body and soul, or feel exhilarated outdoors, Shibula’s friendly staff is there to provide guests with excellent service.

Accommodation consists of 20 luxurious tented rooms all overlooking the game-rich Luvuvhu River. The river draws many different animals to its waters, from elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and the elusive sable to wading birds and fish eagles. Pafuri is famous for its big herds of elephant and phenomenal birding, and offers the opportunity to see species such as nyala, eland and Sharpe’s grysbok, which are not commonly seen further south in the Kruger National Park. Game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, night drives, walks and hides are all part of the range of activities that are on offer.

Accommodation ~ 119

Limpopo


The Outpost

Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve

Northern Kruger National Park

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

The Outpost lies in a vast wilderness area in the northernmost part of Kruger National Park, bordered to the north by the Limpopo River and to the east by Crooks Corner and Mozambique.

Cheetah Plains is situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, world renowned for its Big Five game viewing. The lodge offers intimacy and exclusivity accompanied by superb service and luxury accommodation. Cheetah Plains strives to embrace a contemporary ethnic design, with 8 elegantly decorated chalets nestled into the indigenous gardens of the lodge. The traditionally thatched accommodation blends seamlessly into the African bush. Each of the calming en-suite rooms feature modern amenities including air conditioning, overhead fans, mosquito nets and telephones.

Set against the side of a hill overlooking the Luvuvhu River, the 12 stand-alone spaces comprise of an outdoor terrace, daybed, indoor lounge and bedroom with king size bed under mosquito netting. The award-winning en-suite bathrooms offer full views of the surrounding bushveld, or can be screened off for privacy.

Our resident chef has designed an eclectic menu of traditional South African flavours. A tracker and qualified ranger will take you through the reserve in specially equipped game drive vehicles and do their utmost to give you the finest game viewing opportunities. Dinner is served around a roaring fire in traditional boma style, against the natural night sounds of the bushveld. A perfect ending to a perfect day in Africa.

Game drives are conducted by qualified and experienced guides in open-air four wheeldrive vehicles.

Kubu Safari Lodge

SanRock Resort & Conference Centre

Hoedspruit

Modimolle

Set amidst indigenous Bushveld vegetation adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Kubu Safari Lodge offers warm hospitality, exceptional close wildlife encounters, dedicated service and superb cuisine. Kubu Safari Lodge is a privately owned hotel, where emphasis is placed on detail and personal attention. The stylish atmosphere of the lodge is complemented by the attentive and dedicated staff who will ensure your guests an inspiring,invigorating and memorable experience. The lodge is situated near Hoedspruit, equally distant to the world renowned Kruger National Park and the Drakensberg Mountains. Famous holiday destinations, such as the Blyde River Canyon and the Panarama Route are in the close vicinity. Daily game drives and excursions are conducted by qualified multilingual rangers and guides.

Limpopo

Accommodation ~ 120

SanRock Resort & Conference Centre is situated 5km outside Modimolle (Nylstroom) and rests in the heart of the Waterberg Region in the Limpopo province, a mere 160km from O.R. Tambo International Airport. Comprised of a plentiful 96 hectares of natural bushveld and situated in the epicenter of one of Southern Africa’s most celebrated Ecotourism destinations, SanRock is the ideal escape for a bushveld adventure. SanRock Resort & Conference Centre offers a variety of accommodation options, including Bed & Breakfast and self-catering chalets. The resort boasts a host of spacious and varied fully refurbished accommodation, fitted with all the modern conveniences. A variety of sport and recreational facilities are available on the resort including the communal lounge where guests can mingle and kick back, a sparkling swimming pool, adventure golf, tennis courts, volleyball, the Wild Fig Bar & Gardens entertainment area, as well as the Raptors Restaurant.


Ngala Private Game Reserve

Royal Malewane

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Thornybush Nature Reserve

&Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve shares an unfenced boundary with the worldrenowned Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary and one of the biggest nature reserves in the world. A spectacular diversity of wildlife moves through this immense Big Five wilderness – elephant, leopard, spotted hyena, cheetah, giraffe, buffalo and white rhino. Meaning “lion” in Shangaan, Ngala lives up to its name, supporting several prides of these powerful cats. &Beyond Ngala was the first private game reserve to be incorporated into Kruger National Park, and has exclusive traversing rights over 14 700 hectares. Ngala offers an intimate African wildlife experience, led by expert ranger and tracker teams.

Accommodating just twenty guests in the utmost colonial splendour, Royal Malewane is an exclusive retreat for those valuing privacy and personalised service. Six luxurious rooms redefine the concepts of solitude and splendour – each of the walkway-linked suites feature outdoor terraces with private plunge pools, palatial bedroom/living area with fireplaces, vast indoor/outdoor bathrooms, antique amoires and four poster beds draped in crisp imported linen.

Ngala is home to two magnificent lodges, each with its own individual charm and character: Ngala Safari Lodge - 20 classic thatched cottages and the luxurious Safari Suite overlook a busy waterhole. Ngala Tented Camp – boasts 6 luxurious tented suites on raised platforms with outdoor showers.

Completely surrounded by the untamed African bush, the Waters of Royal Malewane Bush Spa is the perfect refuge for guests seeking relaxation or rejuvenation.

Camp Jabulani

Simbavati Lodge

Kapama Game Reserve

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Camp Jabulani is a perfect translation of the African bush. An open-plan dining room and lounge merge with the wooden deck which lies in the shade of gigantic leadwood trees. An impressive hanging bridge connects living areas with the suites which flank the river bed. Each of the six luxury suites is remote and private with massive wooden sliding doors presenting stylish and comfortable interiors. Massive stone tubs, an outdoor glass-enclosed shower, a fire-place with separate lounge area, and a private plunge pool complement each of the rooms.

Simbavati River Lodge is an intimate and friendly camp built on the banks of the Nhlaralumi River in the heart of the world famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.

The Zindoga Villa is Camp Jabulani’s most recent addition, a palatial self-contained facility, designed for guests who prefer the more exclusive touch, smaller groups, or for families travelling with young children. Two individual units are connected by a lounge and dining area, each with a spacious bedroom, en-suite bathroom, expansive wooden deck and private heated plunge pool. Guests are able to enjoy elephant-back safaris - with the only night safari in the world.

Royal Malewane is renowned for providing the pinnacle of luxury Big Five game viewing and is privileged to have some of the highest qualified rangers, including one of only two working Master Trackers in Africa.

Shaded by age old Jackalberry and Leadwood trees, Simbavati is warm and welcoming. The design of this 4-star lodge is contemporary, warm and welcoming. Guest common areas offer a generously proportioned lounge, bar, boma and extensive decks with breathtaking views overlooking the Nhlaralumi river where regular wildlife sightings take place and guests can unwind. Accommodation consists of eight luxury tents and three chalets; all are privately situated, comfortably furnished and with en-suite facilities. The focus of the lodge is on the excellent Big Five game viewing, breathtaking views, friendly and knowledgeable staff in an environment where guests are made to feel comfortable and relaxed from the moment they arrive.

Accommodation ~ 121

Limpopo


Tzaneen Country Lodge

Garonga Safari Camp

Tzaneen

Makalali Conservancy In the heart of the North Eastern lowveld of Limpopo Province you will find the Tzaneen Country Lodge and Earth Spa.

Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive 12 bed camp in the greater Makalali Conservancy west of Kruger National Park. This unassuming sanctuary promises an intimate wildlife encounter in an unhurried environment.

With warm hospitality, Limpopo charm and country cuisine the tastefully decorated lodge offers world-class hospitality, discreet security and outstanding service. Being in one of the most beautiful regions in South Africa, and only 84 km from the Phalaborwa Gate of Kruger National Park - you are centrally located to explore the beauty and magic of Limpopo.

The tented rooms are situated overlooking a dry riverbed - each with a wooden deck and hammock that commands spectacular views. The rooms are light, airy and spacious with large, draped beds. Little Garonga, our luxury 3 suite camp, offers exclusivity and magnificent views over the reserve. Activities include game drives,walks, tree-house sleepouts, bush baths and rejuvenating massages.

Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps

Kambaku Safari Lodge

Manyeleti Private Reserve

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve Experience the wild in a tent! Honeyguide comprises Mantobeni and Khoka Moya. Mantobeni Camp is reminiscent of Hemingway’s Africa and set in a tamboti grove overlooking a water hole.

Kambaku Safari Lodge is an intimate 16 bed lodge nestled around its own waterhole, located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, famous for its rare White Lions. The lodge is well situated in this unspoilt Wilderness area, home to an astonishing array of animals including the Big Five. Kambaku’s simple luxury provides exclusive yet affordable accommodation, decorated to reflect the gracious charm and serenity of our surroundings. Home cooking with an African twist caters to everyone’s tastes. Knowledgeable Rangers ensure that your game drives/walks are an experience never to forget. The Kambaku team is passionate about providing service excellence.

Mantobeni does not cater for children under the age of 12. Khoka Moya with its contemporary styling and bright colours is set along a forested water course. This twelve tented camp also caters for families, welcoming children under 12 years.

Mapungubwe National Park

Marakele Lodge

South African National Parks

South African National Parks Mapungubwe’s cultural landscape was the centre of the first powerful indigenous kingdom in South Africa, established by the cultural ancestors of many people living in present-day Limpopo Province. Evidence of this history is preserved in over 400 archaeological sites in South Africa and numerous more in both Botswana and Zimbabwe. The wealth of Mapungubwe was realised in the 1930s when valuable artifacts were found on a sacred hill. Since 2010 the park boasts a complete state-of-the-art Interpretive Centre, Museum, and Day Visitors facilities. No restaurant on site.

Limpopo

Accommodation ~ 122

Marakele is one of the younger national parks in South Africa having been initiated in 1986 when the state purchased a nucleus of five farms totalling about 15000 hectares. Tlopi Tented Camp’s furnished tented units overlook the banks of the Apiesrivierpoort Dam. Each tent has two beds, and stretchers for children are available on request. There is a private bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator/freezer, two-plate stove and electricity. The park currently offers an upgraded Thlopi tented camp as well as a camping site. No restaurant facilities on site.


Introduction

Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga is one of the premier game viewing areas in all of Africa, where you are introduced to the sights, sounds and textures of an eco-system which has survived the threat of human encroachment, and become one of the world’s most treasured nature preserves. Adjacent to the bushveld is the dramatic escarpment with mountain vistas, forests, canyons, waterfalls, colourful traditional communities and quaint pioneer towns just waiting to embrace you. The Lowveld encompasses vast areas of the Kruger National Park and adjoining private game reserves, offering unsurpassed opportunities to view abundant concentrations of animal and bird species. The diversity of the fauna and flora ensures that each reserve has its own unique character. Accommodation ranges from rustic bush camps to air-conditioned 6-star luxury lodges. The scenically spectacular natural wonders of the highveld include God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Blyde River Canyon, cascading waterfalls, the Three Rondavels, the Swadini Dam, Sudwala Caves and numerous scenic and historic mountain passes. The picturesque towns along the Panorama Route are ideal stopovers and the quaint museum town of Pilgrim’s Rest pays tribute to the late 19th century gold rush era. The charming village of Dullstroom and its surrounding areas are a draw card for avid trout fishermen. Bird watching, horse riding, mountain biking and hiking trails have become popular in this area.

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The rich fertile farmlands produce delicious sub-tropical products including export quality bananas, citrus fruit, litchis, mangoes, macadamia and pecan nuts, tea and coffee. The variety of country retreats nestled amongst these plantations provide ideal bases from which to explore this area.


Hazyview

Casa doSol Hotel & Resort Situated in the beautiful Mpumalanga Province, within the 500 hectare “Ilanga” nature and game reserve, Casa do Sol Hotel & Resort is a little Eden of tranquil pools, deeply shaded glades and lush flower gardens. The hotel is made up of 54 rooms; Casas - leading on to the gardens, Villas - with private gardens or terraces overlooking the valley, Twin and Double Suites and one “Casa Grande”, all with bathrooms en-suite. Cozinha Velha restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. O Estabulo a la Carte and private dining restaurant operates for private functions. There is the Chiquitas bar and two braai areas – a Quicho (Spanish lapa) and a traditional South African “boma”. Spa de Sole provides a full range of health and beauty treatments. Outdoor facilities include hiking and mountain biking trails, tennis courts, swimming pools, golf and water activities on the resort’s private dam. Two conferencing centres,“Nlangano” – the meeting place seating up to 260 delegates and “Ilanga” – Conference and Function Centre, seating 120 delegates, incorporates a business centre, two breakaway rooms and two offices. Equipped with advanced multi-media systems these sophisticated facilities are ideal for meetings, exhibitions and weddings. The professional banqueting team will guarantee each event is a superb experience. Casa do Sol is situated close to some of the jewels of creation – God’s Window, the Blyde River Canyon and many other scenic glories of Mpumalanga. The world famous Kruger National Park is just a hop away. The Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport/ Nelspruit is just 30 minutes away.

Mpumalanga

Accommodation ~ 124


Singita Boulders & Ebony Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Situated on 18 000 hectares of prime Big Five game viewing land, Singita Boulders & Ebony Lodges offer an unrivalled wilderness experience in an exclusive private sanctuary. Boulders and Ebony, two magnificent lodges overlooking the Sand River, allow guests to interact with nature in a lavish milieu that has earned Singita the highest international accolades for exceptional standards in accommodation, service and cuisine. Each lodge has its own distinctive character and accommodates just 24 guests in twelve air-conditioned suites. Guests enjoy the complete exclusivity of a private pool and game viewing deck, spacious interiors, fireplace, en-suite bathroom and inside and outside shower. Boulders is at the forefront of organic African elegance where innovative design, natural hues and floor to ceiling glass walls accentuate a sense of space. Ebony reflects a more gracious charm with bright splashes of tribal colour adding a vibrant sense of cultural Africa to its warm colonial heritage. Singita Ebony Lodge offers twelve suites, all with their own en suite bathroom and shower, outside shower, heated private swimming pool, double-sided fireplace, mini bar and fridge, room mini safe, air-conditioning, overhead fans, private lounge, direct dial telephones and game-viewing deck.

Singita Lebombo & Sweni Kruger National Park

Situated at the confluence of two rivers in an exclusive 15 000ha concession on the remote eastern boundary of Kruger National Park,Singita Lebombo Lodge offers an unrivalled wilderness experience. Named after the Lebombo Mountains that rise before it, Singita Lebombo Lodge boasts spectacular scenery teeming with the highest concentration of wildlife in the entire park. Elevated on a sheer clifftop, the lodge offers 15 luxurious, fully air-conditioned wood and glass loft-style suites with sweeping views of the N’wanetsi River. A spectacular cliffside pool complements this breathtaking setting. The more intimate Singita Sweni Lodge has 6 exclusive suites on the banks of the Sweni River. While similar in architecture and design to Lebombo Lodge, Sweni is more intimate, in dappled shade on the waters edge with an open-air lounge, dining area and pool. Each luxury suite offers absolute exclusivity and privacy with a wooden game viewing deck complete with an outside bed and shower. Gym and health spa facilities and the opportunity to visit The Singita Shop and buy premium wines are available between game drives. All Singita lodges are proud members of Relais & Chateaux and are accessible by daily flights.

Accommodation ~ 125

Mpumalanga


Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge Sabi Sand Game Reserve Earth Lodge is unique in every aspect of its design and approach. The style of architecture was inspired by Earth Shelter Architecture from the Middle ages. The philosophy behind Earth Lodge is intensely personal and by nature of the design and its minimalistic artistic interior decor, a more holistic experience is provided to our guests. The Lodge comprises 12 luxury suites and the Amber Presidential suite, catering for a maximum of 13 couples in all, each with own plunge pool, inside and outside shower and unhindered views of the open bushveld. The lodge also features a superb wine cellar, art gallery, library and a range of African treatments at the new established and award winning Amani Spa. As with all our lodges, skilled rangers and Shangaan trackers lead guests in open land rovers to view the elusive Big Five and guests may also enjoy the different aspects of the bush by taking part in an environmental walking safari after breakfast. A special time in a special place is the promise implicit in everything Earth Lodge stands for. Earth Lodge is dramatic and magical. It will provide an unforgettable escape to discover the true essence of Africa.

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve Sabi Sabi Selati Camp Sabi Sand Game Reserve Under the majestic Acacia trees that line the Msuthlu riverbed, is Selati Camp, the most romantic of all Sabi Sabi lodges. Evocative of the architecture typical of a bygone era, Selati Camp provides the perfect opportunity for an intimate encounter with all that Africa is, was and will always be. Each of the 8 suites, including the Ivory Presidential Suite and Lourenco Marques Honeymoon suite exudes the luxury of the modern era with air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower but the lodge retains that old world charm. Selati is lit at night only by the flicker of oil lamps and the spectacular canopy of the Southern night sky. The lodge blends into the surrounding bush and meals are served on decks built over the riverbed while dinner is enjoyed in the open-air boma. Built alongside the original route of the long-abandoned Selati railway line - intended to link Mozambique with the Reef and its gold rush - this exquisite jewel of the bushveld offers a sense of history and an ideal refuge for all nature lovers. Imagine the Africa of the great safari era, when blazing sunsets melted into lantern lit romance and service was an effortless whisper ... Welcome to Selati Camp.

Mpumalanga

Accommodation ~ 126


Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge Sabi Sand Game Reserve Bush Lodge is famed for the warmth, vibrancy and legendary hospitality that has made this lodge a world classic and blends perfectly with the surrounding bushveld. Bush Lodge in an all suite, exclusive lodge, offering 25 suites furnished in a contemporary yet ethnic style. A sense of space and light pervades each suite while high thatch and discreet air-conditioning provides a cool escape during the warmer months. The outdoor areas have two large wooden decks overlooking a water hole where wildlife regularly come to drink. The decks feature comfortable furniture where guests can enjoy the unspoilt bush in total luxury. There are two swimming pools which extend the outdoor area and for a more holistic experience guests can indulge in a range of treatments available at the Amani Spa. A wonderful new addition to the Bush Lodge experience is the recently completed EleFun Centre, a fully-fledged children’s facility. Interesting environmentally themed activities, including hands-on ‘edutainment’ for several distinct age groups, are designed and supervised by qualified childcare professionals. The beautifully planned centre has been strategically placed within the lodge environs, minimizing any disturbance to the adult guests. Parents can relax and enjoy some private time, knowing that their children are safe and happy, revelling in their own, age-appropriate, fun-filled bushveld experience.

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve Little Bush Camp Sabi Sands Game Reserve Nestling in the shade of indigenous riverine trees lies Little Bush Camp. Exuding warmth and effortless hospitality, the lodge’s rustic ambiance belies its 5-star luxury. Six thatched suites, each with a private deck and spa bath, overlook the bushveld and give the illusion of being alone under African skies. Each widely spaced-apart thatched suite, complete with its king-size bed and romantic, draped mosquito netting, is individually styled using African artifacts, beautiful wooden furnishings and luxurious linens. The deluxe en-suite bathrooms include both indoor and outdoor showers, while the new heated spa bath on each secluded deck offers a delightfully decadent vantage point from which to relax and watch the bushveld. Dining outside under gently lit trees is a highlight, as is the relaxing atmosphere of the intimate outdoor boma. Visitors will marvel at the secluded setting, ideal for friends to meet against a backdrop of birdsong and unending bush. The smallest of Sabi Sabi’s lodges, Little Bush Camp is intimate and warm, imparting an African spirit that is evident everywhere. As with all Sabi Sabi lodges, skilled rangers and trackers lead guests in open landrovers on a journey of discovery to view the elusive Big Five and there is also the option of enjoying an environmental walking safari.

Accommodation ~ 127

Mpumalanga


Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve traverses over 10 000 hectares of the world renowned Big Five Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which forms part of the greater Kruger National Park ecosystem. This exclusive lodge is built on a hill overlooking a natural waterhole offering spectacular game viewing from the private deck of your suite. Only eight private luxury glass-fronted suites, each with their own deck and heated rock plunge pool, offer superb views of the African bushveld. The suites are complete with all the comforts you could desire, including air-conditioning, fully-stocked minibar and a romantic bathroom with double indoor showers and an outdoor shower. Experience an array of bush spa treatments in the privacy of your suite, or in the glass walled massage sala overlooking the tranquil ambiance of the surrounding bush. While you are being pampered or working out in the gym you may see a herd of elephant drinking at the waterhole! Here Africa’s big game abounds and each day is different, as you explore the endless fascination of Africa’s wildlife in an open landrover. Leopard on the hunt. Lions roar at twilight. Hippo wallow in the river. Crocodile bask on a sandy bank. Overhead majestic eagles keep watch. Out walking you will discover some of the endlessly fascinating, small creatures of Africa. These are just a few of the amazing encounters awaiting you! The lodge offers the highest standards of service and fine cuisine and not least of all a warm, friendly and fun-filled atmosphere, which is a special feature at Leopard Hills.

Londolozi Private Game Reserve Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Londolozi...It’s a feeling Untamed, spectacular and pulsing with the deep rhythm of the African bushveld, Londolozi is the quintessential experience of the planet’s wildlands and animals. Newly refurbished and exclusively family run, the learning of four generations and thirty years of ecotourism operations has now been distilled into a singular state; a transcendent bushveld experience. Your host, the Londolozi family, have created a sanctuary of experimental and meditative luxury in the heart of the Sabi Sands Reserve. Londolozi covers a staggering 14,000 hectares of private wilderness in the heart of the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Spectacular game viewing, photographic opportunities and exceptional leopard sightings are commonplace in this rich wild wonderland. No two days are the same at Londolozi and every experience is tailor-made. 5 immaculate lodges make up the Londolozi portfolio, ranging from the more affordable Varty camp which takes children of all ages to the top end Granite Suites. Discover Londolozi; discover wholeness, harmony and passion.

Mpumalanga

Accommodation ~ 128


Djuma Private Game Reserve Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Djuma Private Game Reserves 7000 hectare expanse, since it is part of the worldrenowned Sabi Sand bordering the Kruger National Park with no dividing fence, offers guests the choice of two luxury lodges, the unique Vuyatela Lodge and the tranquil Galago Camp. Excellent game viewing, high service standards, delicious cuisine and a warm atmosphere ensuring a memorable safari can be expected at both. Vuyatela is an exclusive lodge consisting of 8 luxurious air-conditioned suites, complete with their own deck and private plunge pool, offering exclusive privacy and the ultimate indulgence. A truly unique African experience, one can sip on cocktails from a private deck while watching animals meander past. A library, gym and wellness centre add to the lavish ambiance of the lodge. Following extensive renovations, Vuyatela Lodge is sure to impress even the most discerning of guests. Galago Camp offers a personal safari experience for family or friends at a four-star rated private camp. This self-catering lodge has five en-suite colonial style bedrooms, suitable for groups of up to 10 guests. The reserve enjoys a wealth of diverse wildlife, at ease in their natural surroundings. Visitors to Djuma are treated to some of the best game viewing opportunities Africa has to offer, without compromising on luxury, fine dining and relaxation!

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, member of Virgin Limited Editions award-winning collection of retreats, is Sir Richard Bronson’s safari lodge located in the Sabi Sand. Ulusaba re-defines the rules of a safari lodge and has taken a step away from the traditional colonial style by offering swimming pools, gymnasiums, a wine cellar, Aroma Boma spas, a Bush Observatory perfect for star gazing and tennis courts. With all of these facilities, you really need to plan your days to enjoy safari walks, moon-lit bush dinners and of course, the twice daily game drives. Guests can share their time between the two lodges. Safari Lodge is built along the banks of the dry Mabrak riverbed, where guests will love the sense of adventure as they cross the swing bridges between exquisite tree house rooms while elephants, bushbuck and other local wildlife pass by. Rock Lodge is perched on the summit of a koppie providing panoramic views over miles of bush. The luxurious new Cliff Lodge which has two magnificent suites is ideal for families and friends seeking an exclusive getaway, or couples wanting to enjoy those special occasions in pure privacy. Children of any age are welcome at Rock Lodge but must be 12 or above to stay at Safari Lodge. Younger pride members of the family can visit the Cubs Club, offering a range of activities aiming to entertain and educate cubs about their surroundings.

Accommodation ~ 129

Mpumalanga


Lion Sands Private Game Reserve Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Family owned since 1933, the award-winning Lion Sands offers guests an unbelievable safari experience in the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve. River Lodge, which has recently been completely rebuilt and undergone a multi million rand refurbishment, is the heart and soul of Lion Sands, offering 12 luxury and 8 superior luxury thatched ensuite bedrooms. Guests are able to relax in a variety of private public areas at the lodge, such as the River Deck, the outdoor Safari and River lounges, two swimming pools, as well as in the gymnasium and health spa. Ivory Lodge offers complete privacy and exclusivity, with 6 ultra luxurious villas, all with magnificent views of the perennial Sabie River. Your 165m2 suite comprises of your own private lounge with fireplace, plunge pool, wooden viewing deck and en-suite master bedroom with indoor and outdoor shower. The More family recently opened their exclusive sole use 1933 lodge, which offers 4 en suite bedrooms and a children’s dormitory, which can accommodate 8 children. This home away from home offers all the bush lodge luxuries under one roof, which can be enjoyed by families or friends travelling together. Lion Sands offers a unique set of safari based activities, which include morning and evening game drives, by qualified field rangers and trackers, interpretive bush walks, astronomy, wildlife talks and a Hippo Tour.

Tinga Private Game Lodge Kruger National Park

Tinga Private Game Lodge, managed by Lion Sands, is situated on the banks of the Sabie River, in the prime game-viewing area of the Kruger National Park. Tinga exudes the atmosphere of a classic safari lodge. The thatched cathedral-like entrances at both Legends and Narina Lodges, leads guests through to the colonial comfort of the lounge, which opens onto the massive wooden deck overlooking the Sabie River. Private plunge pools and attention to detail in each of the 18 suites promise guests a perfect safari experience in the lap of luxury. The Sabie River has the highest recorded density of leopards in Africa, and one of the highest predator densities. The Sabie River is also said to have the richest biodiversity of any South African river, with many endangered and rare species (mammals, birds, reptiles and plants) being found in the area. Tinga has an exclusive 6000-hectare concession within this area, where guests can view the wildlife on off road morning and evening safaris or bush walks, whilst accompanied by qualified field rangers and trackers. Tinga vehicles also have access to the entire Kruger road network, thus allowing guests to view the areas of historical significance and aesthetic beauty that the southern Kruger has to offer.

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NATIONAL PARK

Mpumalanga

Accommodation ~ 130


Idube Private Game Reserve Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Idube Private Game Reserve is an area renowned for leopard sightings. The ten chalets have recently been refurbished and can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests. Each chalet has an en-suite bathroom, outside shower, air-conditioning and overhead fans. The rooms also have tea and coffee facilities, safes and hairdryers. Full English breakfasts and buffet lunches are served on the deck and dinner is served in either the lodge boma or the bush boma. Two safaris in open vehicles take place in the early morning and late afternoon. Bushwalks are offered after breakfast. Children are accepted from 8 years. Road transfers are available from Nelspruit/Kruger Mpumalanga Airport or guests can fly directly into the Reserve. The Makubela suites at Idube are two completely new suites, each with their own private splash pools. Every effort has been made to conserve the environment, rain water is directed off the roofs to a holding tank and will be used to water the bush. To reduce our carbon footprint and as has been done with the rest of Idube, gas geysers have been installed in order to save electricity. The bush surrounding the suites has been left in its natural state.

Lukimbi Safari Lodge Kruger National Park

Lukimbi Safari Lodge is situated on a 15 000 hectare private concession in the southern section of the Kruger National Park. The lodge can accommodate 32 people in 14 standard and 2 luxury suites. All the rooms have been completely refurbished and have tea and coffee facilities, mini bars, safes, telephones and laptop connections. The rooms are air-conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms with both indoor & outdoor showers. Other facilities include a full conference centre, library, private chapel, a fully equipped gymnasium and a swimming pool. The luxury suites each have their own private pool. Morning and evening game drives are on private roads on the concession and off-road viewing is permitted under controlled circumstances. Full day walking safaris are now offered during our winter months. Children from the age of 2 years are welcome at the lodge, but a private vehicle must be booked for families with children under the age of 8 years. A full children’s programme is also available. Road transfers from Nelspruit/Kruger Mpumalanga Airport can be arranged.

Accommodation ~ 131

Mpumalanga


Savanna Private Game Reserve Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Savanna is situated in the internationally famous Sabi Sand Reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park conservancy. Savanna lies in an area where Big Five sightings are so frequent, it is not unusual to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino in a single game drive. Savanna traverses over 10 000 hectares of pristine African bushveld,accompanied by our highly experienced rangers and trackers. We pride ourselves in delivering exceptional safaris, with the emphasis on game viewing. Savanna has nine beautifully appointed suites. The thatched Savanna Suite consists of two separate en-suite bedrooms, each with their own deck and plunge pools. These rooms lead into a central elegantly furnished lounge,ideal for families or a small group wanting privacy and exclusivity. Seven of the nine suites offer an “Out of Africa” style romance,with canvas roofs and draped inner ceilings with all the modern facilities. Three Executive Suites each boast a lounge area, covered wooden deck and private plunge pool. All Suites have air-conditioning, fans, en-suite bathrooms, inside and outdoor showers, mini bars and tea & coffee making stations. This exclusive 5 star lodge promises to deliver exceptional levels of personal service and great attention to detail.

Chitwa Chitwa Sabi Sand Game Reserve

A much-loved legend and treasured sanctuary to both wildlife and guests, Chitwa Chitwa bestows the quintessential African safari experience. With only eight individually appointed suites and the exclusively butler-equipped Chitwa House, Africa’s aweinspiring natural beauty is all yours! Each of the eight luxury suites has a private plunge pool and is framed by a spacious timber deck that overlooks the lake. Chitwa House consists of two en-suite rooms and a common dining/lounge area with a splendid lake view deck and pool. The Chitwa House offers a uniquely personalised safari experience. Set on the banks of the largest lake of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, the lodges matchless location remains carefully concealed to the abundant game that advance to drink at sunset, sunrise and in between. Mesmerizing open vehicle game drives under the guidance of expert trackers and rangers ensure unforgettable encounters with the most enthralling African wildlife. Complete your experience by joining our local guide in a tour to one of our neighbouring Shangaan rural villages, Dixie. Live the warmth and beauty of these people who dauntlessly affront their challenges and make of this little village a great place of hope. The Chitwa Trust Fund, a non profit organization founded in 2008 is dedicated to the funding of various community projects, among which the upliftment of the Dixie community.

Mpumalanga

Accommodation ~ 132


Jock Safari Lodge Kruger National Park

Jock Safari Lodge was the first private concession in the heart of Africa’s premier wildlife reserve, The Kruger National Park. The lodge captures the glamour of colonial times, infused by the distinctive personality of local Zulu and Shangaan cultures. Set in a 6000-hectare private concession, this untamed wilderness is a perfect place for experienced rangers to introduce guests to the abundant wildlife, vegetation and birdlife of the region. Guests can also enjoy a variety of pampering treatments in the fully equipped Spa,to ease the strains of modern living. The main lodge at Jock has 12 luxury suites each with a private plunge pool, outdoor shower and covered outdoor viewing deck offering guests the unique opportunity to experience the gracious style of old world elegance surrounded by unspoilt wilderness. Little Jock with 3 luxurious suites, is just a kilometre down the seasonal river from the main lodge and is also a five star lodge. The suites boast beautiful views of the unspoilt Kruger bushveld and guests can relax on the deck or in the comforts of the central lounge overlooking the banks of the Biyamiti River. Little Jock ensures that personal service is a priority and is ideal for families, as it accommodates children from 4 years on game drives.

Nkambeni Tented Lodge Kruger National Park

Nkambeni located inside the Kruger National Park, borders on the western boundary of the park, and use Numbi Gate as the entrance point. Located within a short drive of the KMI Airport, we have daily shuttles departing OR Tambo International and Pretoria.The lodge offers a comfortable 3-star African safari experience in the Kruger National Park. Our individual canvas suites are all equipped with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and private decks, offering twin beds and arrangements for kids sharing with parents can be made. All rooms are within a comfortable walking distance to the restaurant, parking area and reception. Views of the surrounding Kruger Park can be enjoyed from your private deck or our swimming pool and lounge deck. The main lounge area is separated from the dinning room and overlooks a seasonal water hole with resident hippos entertaining visitors. Guests are very often surprised by the elephants and buffalo visiting the water hole. Vistas viewed from the restaurant include the spectacular Shabeni Koppie. Meals are offered in the restaurant or in our Boma (weather permitting),often accompanied by sounds from the local tribal dancers or Marimba band. We offer full English or continental breakfast and dinner South African cuisine. Our chefs prepare a Braai (BBQ) or local dishes in a buffet style, all ingredients are fresh and purchased from local farmers and traders. We offer a wide range of activities including open vehicle safaris, sundowner drives, bush walks and panorama tours. We also offer excursions to the Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden, Cheetah Breeding Project and local arts and crafts markets. We adhere to all SANParks rules and regulations and obey by the gate opening and closing times.

Accommodation ~ 133

Mpumalanga


MalaMala Game Reserve

Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Adjacent to the Kruger National Park

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

MalaMala Game Reserve proudly bears the title of Best Game Viewing Destination in the World. MalaMala pioneered the transition from hunting safaris to photographic safaris and has consistently offered clients the ultimate wildlife experience. Family owned and managed, the three camps offer luxurious comfort and impeccable service, and combined with highly educated and trained game rangers they compliment the now rare authentic game viewing experience. The magnificent Rattray’s on MalaMala has seamlessly married classic Africa with an understated contemporary touch. 8 Luxury khayas (Zulu word for ‘home’) are furnished with king-sized beds, two en-suite bathrooms, private heated plunge pools and an optional 24 hour satellite connection to both internet and television. A maximum of 4 guests per safari vehicle afford the discerning traveller a first class view of Africa’s finest game viewing destination - The world renowned MalaMala Main Camp and the exclusive and intimate, all suite Sable Camp reflect the mood of Africa’s yesteryear.

Situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Elephant Plains Game Lodge offers comfortable style and affordable luxury. This owner-run lodge accommodates a maximum of 24 guests, which ensures personal service and a warm, friendly atmosphere. The lodge caters for the discerning traveller, offering a variety of accommodation options, varying from rondavels and luxury suites, to the Manyeleti honeymoon suite. Elephant Plains is world-renowned for excellent Big Five game viewing and guests can enjoy two game drives and a bush walk per day. Facilities include two swimming pools, a spa, gym, conference centre, small library and games room. We also cater for small, intimate weddings.

Arathusa Safari Lodge

Simbambili

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Arathusa Safari Lodge is a charming and intimate camp located in the coveted Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. As a family-run concern, guests are guaranteed a personal experience representative of true South African hospitality. Each of the 9 standard rooms is elegantly adorned, with private en-suite facilities and a shaded veranda overlooking a large waterhole - abundant with a variety of wildlife. 4 luxury rooms have recently been added to Arathusa’s portfolio. These massive units are further removed from the camp’s main facilities, and offer the ultimate in privacy and luxurious comfort. In addition to the standard amenities, each suite has an individual plunge pool, a shaded veranda and a separate lounge area. Guests are able to experience Africa’s finest safari experience (including the Big Five) during game drives and walks, guided by professional, entertaining and experienced rangers.

Mpumalanga

Accommodation ~ 134

Simbambili Game Lodge, a highly individualised destination for the discerning traveller is located in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Set in magnificent trees along the meandering Manyeleti River, with views over extensive savannah grassland, that teems with wildlife visiting an ever popular water hole. Sophisticated yet simple, each suite has spectacular views whether from the unique en-suite bathrooms, outside salas or individual private plunge pools. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the extraordinary and unique wildlife of Africa, whether it is your choice to linger at a close encounter with lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo or to be amazed by the extensive array of birds and insects, or simply relax in the Sanctuary Spa. Your ranger and tracker team will astound you with their ability to track Big Five game, whether on safari, on foot or from an open vehicle safari.


Shishangeni Private Lodge

Camp Shawu

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park

Shishangeni Private Lodge is a legendry treasure amidst towering mountains and high-lying grasslands situated 30km from Komatipoort in Mpumalanga on a 15,000 hectares private concession in the worldrenowned Kruger National Park.

Camp Shawu is the essence of a rhythmic Africa. A satellite camp of Shishangeni Private Lodge, Camp Shawu captures the true spirit of Africa in a 15,000 hectares private concession in the south-eastern section of the Kruger National Park, bordered by the perennial Crocodile River to the south and Mozambique to the east.

The lodge boasts some of the most rewarding game-viewing on the continent, top-quality service, kids’ programmes, lounge area with plasma TV, a library, intimate bar, wine cellar, compact fitness centre, sparkling swimming pool and 22 individual luxurious chalets, each completed in modern African style with a fireplace, bath and romantic outdoor shower, lounging area and a private game-viewing deck, perfect for watching the sun set on the horizon. Tantalising a la carte and buffet cuisine is served in the exquisite indoor and outdoor private dining room or in the open air boma. For the wild at heart, breakfasts and dinners are served in the untamed bush, whilst experiencing the exciting renaissance of a true African legend.

Camp Shawu is named after the most famous of the African elephants, the magnificent ‘Shawu bull’ who roamed the valley for sixty years. Shawu commanded respect and admiration from all and was behold with the longest tusks ever recorded in South Africa’s history. The small and intimate camp features an open bar and lounge next to the swimming pool, and elegant accommodation in five luxury twin rooms with en-suite bathrooms, accommodating ten guests. The rooms have authentic buffalo dung walls, leather furniture, wood, rich textiles, fire places, ceiling fans and private decks overlooking the Mpanamana Dam, exhibiting a landscaped masterpiece.

Camp Shonga

Hannah Lodge

Kruger National Park

Ohrigstad

Camp Shonga, a satellite camp of Shishangeni Private Lodge, is a cherished bush retreat in the foothills of the Lebombo Mountains, in a 15,000 hectares private concession in the illustrious Kruger National Park, representing a majestic, untamed and unadorned Africa.

A gift from God lies amongst the gently rolling hills of the Mpumalanga Escarpment.

The emphasis here is on nature without losing luxury and superior service, creating the optimum balance between man and bush by participating in the interdisciplinary methodical study of interactions between individuals, organisms and their environment with a minimal impact on the surrounding ecosystem. Camp Shonga offers imposing views over the African bushveld from a lounge, indoor and outdoor dining area, splash pool and five individual thatched roof tents accommodating 10 guests, emitting a rustic ambiance and equipped with en-suite ball and claw baths, outside shower, ceiling fans, mini-bar, fireplace and private game-viewing deck with recliner chairs.

The Nature Reserve embraces more than 8 000 hectares of malaria free, unspoiled African bushveld. Diverse eco-zones on the reserve are home to a wide variety of game including rhino, buffalo, leopard, sable, gemsbok and giraffe. Hannah Game Lodge prides itself in professional service, delicious meals and comfortable thatched roof chalets overlooking the reserve. In addition to the picturesque, tranquil and private setting, Hannah offers a sophisticated function complex for conferences and weddings. Hannah provides an excellent base from which to explore the Lowveld and Panorama like the Blyde River Canyon and Pilgrim’s Rest.

Accommodation ~ 135

Mpumalanga


Imbali Safari Lodge

Hamiltons Tented Camp

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park

Imbali Safari Lodge is perfectly situated in one of nine pre-allocated private concessions within the Kruger National Park and has been carefully designed to have minimal impact on the natural environment.

Situated in a private concession within the Kruger National Park, Hamiltons Tented Camp epitomises luxury with an outstanding safari experience. Six magnificent tented suites complete with teak floorboards, dreamy mosquito nets, slipper baths, outdoor showers and a superb view of the seasonal river are linked to the main lodge area by raised timber walkways amongst ancient Jackalberry trees.

Twenty-four guests can look forward to five star luxury suites, each with their own private Jacuzzi and magnificent wooden decks. King-size beds offer the finest furniture and imported linen whilst en-suite bathrooms enjoy antique baths.

Uncompromising elegance and breathtaking beauty identifies Hamiltons Tented Camp. Activities include open vehicle safaris and Nomadic African Spa treatments.

With an air of opulence befitting royalty Imbali Safari Lodge is the perfect African utopia where guests will find serenity. Activities include open vehicle safaris and Nomadic African Spa treatments. Epitomising traditional African hospitality, visitors are guaranteed an African safari experience of a lifetime.

With a fine tradition of luxury in true ‘Out of Africa’ style, guests are assigned personal butlers and rangers in this 1930s themed tented camp.

Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge

Mjejane River Lodge

Kruger National Park

Malelane

Located on an ancient elephant route on the Mluwati River in a private concession within the Kruger National Park, the lodge is steeped in modern day opulence and luxury. The result is a breathtaking blend of ethnic luxury, encompassing both warmth and style, as never seen before. The opportunity to witness the lifestyle and rich culture of the Shangaan heritage and traditions, ensure an unforgettable safari experience.

Deep in the African bush, nestled among the ancient indigenous trees on the banks of the Crocodile River, lies the majestic Mjejane River Lodge.

Boasting six luxury air conditioned ‘bee-hive’ suites, with earth coloured walls, king size beds, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers and private game viewing decks.

All 10 luxury rooms have en-suite bathrooms and are air-conditioned. They have hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar fridges, telephones and satellite TV. All rooms have a private patio overlooking the serene waters of the Crocodile River.

Fabrics, dècor and object d’art are sourced from the local Tsonga community whilst menus offer a traditional taste delicately balanced with European flair. Activities include game drives and Nomadic African Spa treatments.

Mpumalanga

Accommodation ~ 136

The Southern part of the Kruger National Park is renowned for its superb game viewing, but the select area of Mjejane Game Reserve has been a best kept secret in honour of its awesome beauty.

Personal service, attention to detail and true South African hospitality awaits you at Mjejane River Lodge.


Forever Resorts Blue Mountain Lodge

Forever Resorts Mount Sheba Pilgrim’s Rest

Kiepersol Sheer elegance, charm and style are the hallmarks of Blue Mountain Lodge, set against a backdrop of spectacular natural splendour in the heart of Mpumalanga. Surrounded by 200 hectares of indigenous bush, forestry and farmland between Sabie and Hazyview, this retreat with its individually themed rooms embodies the “Out-of-Africa” fantasy. This 5 star lodge has its award winning gourmet cuisine, service excellence and famed hospitality down to a fine art. It is the ultimate romantic setting with a beautiful stone chapel and intimate reception area for a fairytale wedding. Guests are spoilt for choice and can unwind in luxury in the Manor House’s Victorian Suite, the Ballantine Suite or Quadrant portfolio, set among lush forest and a tree lined lake. Play croquet, go hiking, enjoy fishing or go bird watching in this pristine wonderland. For the more adventurous spirits, a bouquet of options including helicopter excursions, hot air balloon flights, quad biking, river rafting, horse riding and safaris are available nearby.

Situated amid lush indigenous rain forest and natural splendour, Mount Sheba beckons guests to relax in 4 star luxury in a majestic setting. This Mpumalanga retreat east of the legendary gold diggers town of Pilgrim’s Rest exudes elegance style and charm coupled with warm hospitality and excellent cuisine. Take in the breathtaking scenery laze the hours away in front of a log fire on a chilly night or explore the fauna and flora of this magical landscape. Lose yourself in natures abundance as you hike through 14 exquisite forest paths, try your hand at trout fishing, catch a glimpse of the rare Samango monkey, or spoil yourself with a forest picnic in the tranquillity of nature at its best.

Forever Resorts Blyde Canyon

Forever Resorts Swadini

Blyde River Canyon

Blyde River Canyon

Arresting beauty, awe inspiring vistas of the Blyde River Canyon and an abundance of Mother Nature’s gifts make Forever Resorts Blyde Canyon a true nature lovers treasure chest.

Secluded at the foot of the Blyde River Canyon on the banks of the Blyde River amid a symphony of majestic Drakensberg mountain peaks and lush bush teeming with wildlife award winning Swadini near Hoedspruit sounds a call to indulge in pure magic African style.

Set in the Blyde River Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga and flanked by the Three Rondavels, you’ll be forgiven for thinking this is paradise. Unwind in luxury amid boundless hospitality in three and four star air conditioned stone chalets, or camp in comfort under the big trees in the Camping and Caravan Park with the Panorama Route at your feet and easy access to all the well known attractions like Gods Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Pilgrim’s Rest, the Big Swing and many more. Watch the sun set with cocktails on the terrace overlooking the spectacular Three Rondavels or indulge your culinary senses with sumptuous cuisine at the top-class restaurant.

Be in awe of the Kadishi Waterfall one of the worlds largest active Tufa waterfalls, enjoy an exquisite boat cruise on the Blyde Dam, slip away to view the Big Five in the nearby Kruger National Park, visit an animal rehabilitation centre, reptile park silk farm or the cheetah project in the vicinity. Treat your family to an elephant ride or just spend your days relaxing on the resort. With a hot and cold water swimming pool restaurant tennis courts mini golf trampolines and many more there is something to do for young and old.

Accommodation ~ 137

Mpumalanga


Rhino Walking Safaris

Kruger Park Lodge

Skukuza

Hazyview

Rhino Walking Safaris specialises in luxury walking safaris in 12,000 hectares of pristine bushveld in the only wilderness concession in the Kruger National Park.

Tucked away between miles of untamed bushveld lies an oasis of lush green lawn, flowing water and all the luxuries of a private and gracious lifestyle.

With a minimum of 2 nights, our trails provide a unique walking adventure where your highly qualified guide will lead you through a fascinating range of encounters and experiences.

It’s called Kruger Park Lodge. Built on the banks of the picturesque Sabie River and surrounded by indigenous gardens abundant with bird life, impala and hippo, the lodge has something for everyone.

Plains Camp has four African explorer-style tents overlooking the spectacular Timbitene plain. The camp is built in authentic pioneer tradition and reflects the ambiance of a 19th century naturalists retreat.

Enjoy long walks along our nature trail, relax around one of the three swimming pools or, better still, rise to the challenge offered by our Gary Player 9-hole golf course and driving range.

Sleep Outs (pre-booking necessary) are on elevated 4m high wooden platforms and the only place in the Kruger National Park offering this unique overnight experience.

Kruger Park Lodge offers guests luxury accommodation ten minutes drive from the Phabeni Gate into the Kruger National Park.

Pestana Kruger Lodge

Umbhaba Lodge

Malelane

Hazyview

The four star Pestana Kruger Lodge is 700m from the Malelane Gate and is perfect for conferences,team-building,weddings,family and romantic getaways. The 74 rooms comprise standard, deluxe, family and suites, all equipped with air conditioning, DSTV, shower, bath ,mini bar, hair dryer and safes. Meals are served either in the Buhlebethu Restaurant or for groups in one of two outdoor Bomas around a crackling fire. Cocktails can be enjoyed at the Eshonalanga Bar and sundowners on our deck overlooking the Crocodile River. The lodge boasts 3 outdoor and 1 indoor swimming pool. Activities include the Thulani Spa, family games and the local craft shop. Quad Biking, Safaris, bush walks are available at preferred rates and arrangements can be made for tennis,golf and other outdoor activities.

Mpumalanga

Accommodation ~ 138

Umbhaba Lodge lies on a hillside overlooking the Sabie Valley, on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment. Aside from luxurious four star accommodation, the lodge is picture-perfect for weddings, executive conferences and leisure breakaways. Activities at Umbhaba Lodge include day and night safaris, helicopter excursions, hot air ballooning, fishing, hiking and horse riding. Enjoy a leisurely drive or slight detour through the artistic towns of Dullstroom or White River before relaxing into the peaceful surrounds of Umbhaba Lodge, in Hazyview. The tranquility at Umbhaba Lodge, along with the seclusion of the Lowveld is the ideal departure point for excursions into the Kruger National Park, the majestic Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window and Bourke’s Pot Holes. The 30 African-inspired suites are tastefully decorated and temperaturecontrolled for your comfort and are surrounded by water features and lush subtropical gardens.


Serenity Eco Forest Reserve

Cybele Forest Lodge & Health Spa

Southern Border of Kruger National Park

Hazyview

Serenity is nestled in a pristine mountain sanctuary of indigenous riverine forest with cascading waterfalls which flow through the Lodge all year round.

A visit to Cybele feels like coming home. The 6 refurbished air-conditioned cottages and 6 suites, each with private heated pools, offer extreme luxury. Allow the Spa in the Forest to wow you with world class Clarins treatments and spa products, and work away the stress in our new Gymnasium, which offers the ultimate in fitness equipment.

Surround yourself with giant forest trees, amazing bird species, rare butterflies, free roaming game and a tranquility which feeds your soul. 9 Private and spacious luxury thatched suites with private decks are romantically tucked away in the canopy forest and linked via elevated walkways overlooking the crystal stream. Dinners are a delight and the hospitality is warm and welcoming. Immerse yourself in the natural treasures and enjoy romantic picnics, adventurous hikes or guided walks, wellness treatments on your deck and a spectacular sundowner trip, only 18km from the famous Big Five - Kruger Park and 1 hours drive from Kruger International Airport. Stay at Serenity and play at the famous Leopard Creek Golf Course.

Our Executive Chef will tantalise your tastebuds with renowned international inspired culinary creations. Every night guests enjoy a new menu with fresh ingredients from our organic herb and vegetable garden. Our sommelier will help you select your wine from our Diners Diamond awarded winelist. Experience our 300 acre, forested back garden along the well sign-posted forest walk, which we recommend you finish off with a private picnic at the waterfall. Additional tours to explore the region can be booked at our wellstocked shop and reception area. Truly, inspiration for mind body and soul.

It’s where your imagination takes you.....!

Walkersons Hotel & Spa

Greenway Woods Resort

Dullstroom

White River

Rolling highland hills surround this stately country hotel, a short 10km scenic drive from Dullstroom.

Greenway Woods Resort is an ethnic inspiration, a perfect and refined destination to explore Mpumalanga’s spectacular scenic beauty and abundance of wildlife. The resort is located near creative and eccentric White River in the Lowveld, 27km from Nelspruit, 18km from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, and 50km from Kruger National Parks Numbi Gate.

Superb rainbow trout fishing, panoramic walks, a treatment at the wellness centre are amongst some of the activities available to discerning guests. Each meal is a carefully crafted journey of the senses and is presented in the dining room or out on the patio. Luxurious suites warmed by log fires feature an array of facilities before settling down for a peaceful nights rest. Various accommodation options include, Lakeside Cottages, Manor Suites, Luxury Suites, and the Honeymoon Suite. Activities on offer include fly fishing, scenic walks and a pamper at the Spa.

Greenway Woods Resort flanks the White River Golf Estate and offers first-rate service and superb accommodation with en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, telephones, televisions with DSTV Bouquet in luxury three-bedroom chalets, deluxe rooms with fireplaces and standard rooms. The Injabula restaurant means a place of eating, and is an authentic African styled restaurant with drum decor lights and traditional artwork, offering sensational dining experiences with traditional dishes and African music enhancing the vibrant atmosphere.

Accommodation ~ 139

Mpumalanga


Iketla Lodge

Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Ohrigstad

Hazyview

Retreat in comfort to one of the 37 thatched semi-self catering chalets, 26 hotel rooms or 28 deluxe rooms, which either overlook the picturesque gardens with its two swimming pools or the mighty Sabie River. Dine in the a la carte restaurant on a variety of mouthwatering dishes and enjoy a selection of South African wines from our cellar, whilst watching the grazing of the hippopotamus on our lawn against the backdrop of a glorious sunset.

Live out the meaning of Iketla: be relaxed. This small and intimate 4 star country lodge is set in a 540 hectare private nature reserve near Blyde River Canyon. Unspoilt nature, fascinating walking trails, abundant bird life, occasional wildlife and a peaceful environment all contribute to a memorable stay. Luxurious and romantic accommodation in eight free-standing, spacious stone cottages, with en-suite bathrooms and patios with spectacular views.

A variety of activities await you, from open vehicle safaris in the Kruger National Park to helicopter adventures swooping over mysterious gorges and cascading waterfalls. Immerse yourself in a Feast of Culture with a night of Shangaan dance and song at the Shangaan River Club, or simply relax by taking a beautifully prepared picnic to the river.

Add superb personal service and convivial dinners with traditional South African cuisine - and it is no surprise that Iketla Lodge is a favourite destination. Ideally located to explore the Panorama Route (Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, Pilgrim’s Rest, waterfalls).

However you chose to spend your time, Hippo Hollow will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Perry’s Bridge Hollow

Casterbridge Hollow

Hazyview

White River

The 31 spacious rooms and 3 family suites offer relaxed, yet sophisticated accommodation in a beautiful indigenous garden setting. Each colonially custom furnished air-conditioned room features satellite television, indoor and outdoor showers, mini-safes, tea and coffee making facilities, fridges and private patios. Time spent at the swimming pool in this beautiful garden setting is bound to leave you feeling refreshed and revived. Kuka Restaurant offers three meals daily and has a vibrant, funky cocktail bar. The Trading Post also boasts clothing boutiques, a deli, a curio shop, an interior décor store, a hairdressing salon and an adventure and safari centre. The Reptile Park creates a point of interest and entertainment for children or experience a night of Shangaan dance and song at the neighbouring Shangaan River Club.

Mpumalanga

Accommodation ~ 140

Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel is situated just outside White River in one of the most original and enchanting country estates in South Africa. Once a rambling Mango plantation, Casterbridge is now home to a number of creative talents including artists, designers, fine craftsmen, ceramicists and restaurateurs. The Hotel offers 30 deluxe rooms with balconies and verandas overlooking lush gardens. Built with the simplest and most basic materials, the colours are reminiscent of romantic hillside villages in Provence and Tuscany. Dine in Magnolia, the hotels restaurant offering a full â la carte menu and enjoy a selection of South African wines from the wine cellar. Activities in the area are endless and include country shopping at Casterbridge, safari tours in the Kruger National Park, helicopter flights, elephant interactions, golfing and river rafting. Embark on the Panorama Tour visiting God’s Window, Pilgrim’s Rest and explore the waterfalls and rock formations at Bourke’s Luck Potholes.


Lone Creek River Lodge

Mercure Hotel Nelspruit

Sabie

Nelspruit

Situated in the picturesque country town of Sabie, in the heart of the scenic Panorama Route, Lone Creek River Lodge opened its doors in 1997 offering their guests a peaceful and warm welcome in an ambience complimented by tranquil surroundings.

The Mercure Hotel Nelspruit is situated in the wealthy capital of Mpumalanga. It is an ideal location for easy access to the Kruger National Park, known for exceptional wildlife and birdlife.

Surrounded by unspoiled forests, mountain streams and waterfalls, Lone Creek River Lodge offers comfortable and luxurious accommodation in the heart of the Drakensberg Escarpment, easily accessible from all major routes. Guests have a choice between three types of luxury accommodation: fully-serviced river rooms and suites or self catering timber cottages. A gothic chapel, conference facility and a restaurant are additional facilities for the convenience of our guests. In the surrounding areas various exciting activities can be enjoyed such as hiking, fly-fishing, mountain biking, horse riding, white-water rafting, rock climbing, abseiling, day tours to the waterfalls and many more.

One can explore and visit the historical and environmental attractions of the Pilgrim’s Rest, Blyde Canyon, God’s Window and the Sudwala Caves. It is conveniently situated opposite the Ilanga Mall and is a Fair-trade Certified Hotel that offers 1 or 2- bedroom spacious suites and studios, a breakfast room, à la carte restaurant and a bar with a convivial atmosphere. Nestled in tropical gardens, the sparkling swimming pool and guest lounges present the perfect retreat for any leisure traveller.

Bongani Mountain Lodge

Oliver’s Restaurant & Lodge

Mthethomusha Game Reserve

White River

The newly refurbished 4 star Bongani Mountain Lodge, situated only 34kms outside Nelspruit, bordering the world renowned Kruger National Park, offers a luxurious experience amongst some of South Africa’s most breathtaking scenery.

Situated on the secure White River Country Estate, Oliver’s echoes a unique luxury country style.

Nestled in the shadows of the Malelane Mountain range, this majestic site features 40 bedrooms, ideal for families. The rooms have been designed to offer a true African experience within stylish and luxurious surrounds. Private decks boast wraparound views and offer the ideal location for some relaxation. Enjoy a delicious Pan-African cuisine in the fire-lit, traditional Swazi boma and experience Big Five game viewing on 8000 hectares of Mthethomusha Game Reserve. Visit 1 500 year old San rock art sites and walk ancient paths once used by the San people. One can also experience a timeless place of peace and tranquility and indulge in pampering treatments at the Amani African Spa.

Relax in the comfort of the beautifully appointed luxury rooms, all overlooking the first green of the White River Golf Course. Enjoy excellent Continental and Mediterranean dishes from the a-la-carte menu accompanied with fine wines from the well-stocked cellar. The personal attention to detail is depicted in everything from the stylish and unique architecture and decor of the lodge to the consummate personal service and warm friendly atmosphere. The in-house Wellness and Beauty Clinic offers a variety of professional treatments. Laze the day away at the pool or take a drive to the nearby Kruger National Park and stunning Panorama Route including Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, various waterfalls and much more.

Accommodation ~ 141

Mpumalanga


Protea Hotel Nelspruit

Protea Hotel Hazyview

Nelspruit

Hazyview

Experience true hospitality in the Mpumalanga Capital! Abundant sunshine and lush hills and valleys, Protea Hotel Nelspruit forms the ideal starting point from which to explore the Lowveld.

In the heart of the lush Lowveld and only 15 minutes drive from the Kruger National Park, the Protea Hotel Hazyview is perfectly positioned for exploring this enchanting region.

Protea Hotel Nelspruit boasts 94 exquisite en-suite bedrooms, each offering crisp white linen, a separate bath and shower and stateof-the-art amenities, ideal for both leisure and business travellers.

This charming country retreat is situated on a magnificent 10 acre garden estate with breathtaking views and superb facilities. Nestled on a hill, outside the malaria risk area, the hotels ideal location makes for a truly relaxing getaway especially for families. Our newly decorated rooms are spacious and comfortable, overlooking lush gardens with an abundance of birdlife. All en-suite rooms feature all modern conveniences. Our Family Rooms can comfortably accommodate large families. Relax at the pool while your children enjoy themselves in our kiddies play area, or enjoy sundowners in our exclusive Maroela Bar and Lounge. Healthy appetites are superbly catered for at the Letaba Restaurant and adjacent terrace, or embrace Africa’s charm with the pulsating rhythm of Swazi harmony and traditional barbecue fare.

The hotel restaurant serves hearty buffet breakfasts daily, as well as a delectable selection of South African lunch and dinner dishes from an extensive buffet menu. To round off a perfect day, guests may choose to relax in the secure landscaped garden, or refresh with a cocktail on the terrace overlooking the swimming pool. Conference facilities are available for meetings, seminars or banquets for up to 70 delegates.

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Protea Hotel The Winkler

Kruger National Park

White River

Situated only 100 metres from the Kruger Gate entrance of the Kruger National Park, the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate provides guests with the ideal location from which to experience wildlife first-hand.

Open spaces, African nature at your doorstep and effortless comfort – Protea Hotel The Winkler epitomises the beauty, warmth and tranquillity of the unique Mpumalanga province.

One of the most memorable moments of your visit will be dining under the stars in the open air Lapa Restaurant, sampling true African cuisine including game and bubbling potjies of fragrant delicacies. Each of the comfortably appointed 96 luxury en-suite bedrooms and 7 six-sleeper fully equipped self-catering units at the hotel will make you feel part of the bush environment.

Ideally situated on the doorstep to the Panorama Route with all its natural wonders, a mere 20 minutes from the Kruger National Park and only 14km from the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport.

Indulge in a relaxing treatment at Dee’s African spa,overlooking the majestic Sabie River, and the Kruger National Park. Game trails are offered within the hotels Private Reserve, along with open vehicle safaris through the Kruger National Park. For young and old alike, on site leisure facilities include miniature golf, swimming pool, floodlit tennis court, volleyball and children’s playground.

Mpumalanga

Accommodation ~ 142

This hotel has recently undergone a complete makeover, to ensure that this destination stays ahead of the times and at the cutting edge of comfort and convenience Guests can admire the unrivalled beauty of the African night from their private balcony, indulge in a sundowner cocktail and try the tempting local cuisine at the hotel’s Wakuja Restaurant. Kids will have their fun too, with paintball, jumping castles, playstation, water slide and other activities in their own ‘zone’!


Highgrove House

Komati River Chalets

White River

Komatipoort

Highgrove House is perched on the Mpumalanga escarpment. Midway between White River and Hazyview, it is ideally situated to explore the Lowveld and Kruger National Park. The old world charm of this up-market, secluded retreat continues to delight guests, whilst the impeccable appointments ensure luxury and privacy. 8 exquisitely decorated suites offer en-suite bathrooms, private terraces with magnificent views of the valley and forest surrounds. Separate sitting rooms add to the luxury and ambiance – two suites have private pools and saunas. Dining at Highgrove House is a gourmet affair, with sumptuous dishes, fine wines and outstanding service.

Komati River Chalets is situated along the Komati River, 2km from the Mozambique Border, 12km to the Kruger National Park and 60km to Swaziland. We have 18 fully equipped self-catering chalets.

Hotel Numbi & Garden Suites

Pine Lake Inn

Hazyview

White River

Centrally located less than 10 minutes from the world famous Kruger National Park and close to scenic attractions on the Panorama Route, this owner-managed hotel with 57 rooms provides a choice of accommodation, from luxury Main House Suites, elegant Hotel Rooms and Garden Suites.

Nestling in the woodlands and overlooking a vast lake, Pine Lake Inn Hotel exudes peace and tranquility. All 128 en-suite rooms feature air-conditioning, colour TV and telephones. Facilities include a swimming pool, bowling green, floodlit tennis courts and a 9-hole golf course on the property.

For the past 48 years Numbi’s guests have enjoyed the hotel’s trademark of good food, good friends and good times when dining in any of the 3 restaurants; Olive and Vine, Wild Fig and Pool Deck or Pioneer’s Butcher and Grill. There are 3 swimming pools in the beautiful sub-tropical gardens to cool down in during the warm.

Just 35km from the world renowned Kruger National Park and only a short distance from other highlights including the Sudwala Caves, Sabie Falls and the historical Pilgrim’s Rest. An inspirational setting for conferences and incentives.

Royal Hotel

Kruger National Park

Pilgrim’s Rest

South African National Parks

Winding roads and mountain passes lead to the historic and unspoiled gold mining village of Pilgrim’s Rest, the only village in South Africa with National Monument status.

The Kruger National Park was first declared in 1926 and is today still a nature lovers dream destination. It has an unsurpassed variety of wildlife and birds that find sanctuary here. The park stretches into two countries, namely Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

The hotel has 109 bedrooms set in charming buildings in and adjacent to the main complex, all are en-suite and boast brass bed heads and ball and claw baths. Pilgrim’s Rest offers easy access to the Panorama Route and the Kruger National Park. Our Royal Restaurant makes for an unusual and unique conference or wedding venue.

Breakfast is served at the swimming pool/ lapa area. Amenities include air-conditioning, TV, patio with barbecue area, secure parking, Ladies Bar, river walks and birding. Golf course nearby. Guided game drives/walks and tiger fishing safaris.

It is here that the Big Five are to be found. There are many activities for tourists in the park, ranging from short nature walks and games drives to overnight wilderness trails. A real highlight whilst in the Park is a night game drive showcasing the activities of the nocturnal species.

Accommodation ~ 143

Mpumalanga


Introduction

Swaziland

The Kingdom of Swaziland remains a stable, easily accessible country, rich in scenic beauty and tradition. This fascinating blend of old and new, past and present, is a land of lush verdant hills and valleys. This independent monarchy, proud of its traditions and heritage, is a sovereign state, completely independent politically, ideologically and culturally. Swaziland is well situated between the famous game areas of the Kruger National Park and Zululand, enroute between Johannesburg and Maputo. The country boasts various nature and game reserves, the largest of which is Hlane Royal National Park found in the northeast, approximately 40 minutes from Manzini. Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is situated south of Mbabane, bordering on the popular tourism area of Ezulwini. Another notable reserve is Mkhaya Game Reserve, a refuge for endangered species, situated in the south east of Swaziland in the heart of the lowveld, only 138 kilometers from Mkuze Game Reserve and 218 kilometers from Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal. Dancing and singing are prominent in the Swazi culture and the traditional celebrations with elements of mystique are spectacular.

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Royal Swazi Spa Ezulwini Valley

The Royal Swazi Spa nestles in the Ezulwini Valley and the infusion of the royal custom and quality reigns. The 5-star Royal Swazi Spa serves as the flagship hotel of the Kingdom of Swaziland. Originally built in 1965, it has a total of 149 rooms and at the end of the day, you can look forward to relaxing in your comfortable room, graciously furnished with understated elegance. Swaziland offers foreign, individual travellers and conference delegates a variety of attractions and activities - from scenic drives around the countryside, to exciting arts and crafts as well as great adventures such a hiking, river rafting and game drives. At the Royal Swazi Spa Convention Centre our professional team of experts will help arrange an unforgettable conference or event for up to 600 people. The Royal Swazi Spa adds a whole new dimension to the peaceful surroundings of the Valley. Guests may succumb to the experienced hands of the Health Spa therapists or tee-off on the immaculate Royal Swazi Spa Golf Course – one of the most scenic locations found anywhere in the world. The cuisine at the Royal Swazi Spa will exceed expectations. The freshest available ingredients are transformed into tempting feasts. The sun-drenched Terrace is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. When the stars appear, succulent dinners prevail at The Planter’s Grill. You’ll discover your journey is just beginning.

Swaziland

Introduction ~ Accommodation ~ 144


Hawane Resort Northern Swaziland

Hawane Resort is framed by the majestic peaks of Malolotja in the northern Swazi Highlands. The beauty of the area and spectacular views transport visitors into a multidimensional experience offering adventure and tranquillity. Our 24 stunning thatched en-suite chalets are an eclectic combination of materials creating an overall effect of rustic elegance, and glass pannelled front walls create a combination of warmth and light. The fascinating, inspired blend of traditional Swazi materials and glass paneled front walls create a combination of warmth and light. Waterways meander through the indigenous landscaped gardens. Our restaurant, Taste of Africa, provides African-fusion cuisine with a wide selection of vegetarian and spiced dishes to suit all palettes. Situated 2 hours south of Kruger Park, 3.5 hours from Johannesburg and just west of Mozambique, Hawane is central to some of the most popular attractions of this Eastern area of Southern Africa. Hawane Resort offers Lightley’s House Boat rentals at nearby Maguga dam, which is surrounded by gorgeous indigenous bush, has stunning bird life and is well stocked with Large Mouth Bass. Canopy Tours at Malolotja National Park and Mountain Top sundowners at Malalotja National Park. Both are ideal for FIT travellers of 2-4 pax.

Lugogo Sun

Ezulwini Sun

Ezulwini Valley

Ezulwini Valley

A warm and friendly Swazi welcome awaits visitors to the Lugogo Sun. 199 twin rooms and three mini suites cater for individual guests, as well as sports groups, conference delegates and families. All the rooms offer air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and showers.

Informal and relaxed, the Ezulwini Sun welcomes and pampers its visitors with a unique Caribbean flavour and traditional Swazi hospitality. The bedrooms are an essential feature after a day in the royal kingdom and feature en-suite bathrooms and two double beds. Breakfast in the sun, dinner under the stars, there’s more than enough here to satisfy an appetite.

The Ilanga Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner daily with a magnificent buffet lunch every Sunday, complete with live entertainment. Enjoy snacks, cocktails and sundowners at The Pool Bar. Relax and enjoy all that Sun International has to offer knowing your children are in safe hands at the Kamp Kwena Children’s Club. For kids 4-12 years old, our complimentary entertainment and activity programme offers a variety of activities to keep the little ones entertained. Take time out to buy traditional Swazi souvenirs at The African Queen, browse around the Jewellery Studio or take a stroll to the traditional Swazi craft markets close by. What’s more, it gives you access to all the wonder and magic of the Royal Swazi Spa Valley.

Within the surrounds of the Royal Swazi Spa and the Lugogo Sun, which are in close proximity, is a huge array of both outdoor and indoor activities. Beyond the classic outdoor pursuits like golf, tennis, volleyball, lawn bowls, squash and snooker, there are a number of fascinating historical, cultural, wildlife and adventure trails to explore at your leisure, and end your day in the casino. The kids can enjoy crazy excitement and wild adventure at Kamp Kwena, the fully supervised children’s facility at Lugogo Sun. A warm and friendly Swazi welcome awaits you at Ezulwini Sun.

Accommodation ~ 145

Swaziland


Introduction

Free State

Wedged between the magnificent Orange and Vaal Rivers, lies the Free State Province. A region blessed with such beauty and grace that for scores of years, thousands of pioneers paid the ultimate sacrifice for the honour and privilege of calling the Free State their home. Embraced by several of South Africa’s provinces, the Free State assumes its rightful place at the heart of the country. Today, visitors and inhabitants alike are rediscovering their souls through the majesty of this land and the moulded spiritual ethos of its people. The Free State is a rural province of wide horizons and blue skies, with farmland, mountains, goldfields and widely dispersed towns. The land of the windpomp and krummelpap is peaceful, with a high quality of life, good infrastructure and a low crime rate. The Orange River forms the southern boundary of the Free State and includes the Gariep and Vanderkloof Dams, which are the largest dams in the country. The northern Free State is drained by smaller rivers, which are, as is the Orange River, extensively utilised for irrigation.

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Introduction

Lesotho

The Kingdom of Lesotho is completely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. Its boundaries run with those of KwaZulu-Natal to the east, Eastern Cape to the south, and the Free State to the north and west. It covers an area of approximately 30 300 square kilometres of which about one quarter in the west is lowland country, varying in height above sea level from 1 500 to 1 600 m, the remaining three quarters being highlands, rising to a height of 3 482 m at Thabana-Ntlenyana in the Maluti Range, which forms the eastern boundary with KwaZulu-Natal. The mountain ranges run from north to south and those in the central area, the Maluti, are spurs of the main Drakensberg, which they join in the north, forming a high plateau varying in height from 2 700 to 3 400 m. It is in this area where two of the largest rivers in Southern Africa, the Orange (Senqu) and the Tugela, and tributaries of the Caledon, have their source. This phenomenon has caused Lesotho to be called the “sponge” of Southern Africa.

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Free State & Lesotho

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Protea Hotel Clarens

Protea Hotel Bloemfontein

Clarens

Bloemfontein

Protea Hotel Clarens - a masterpiece in itself - exudes style, luxury and design. Centrally located, within walking distance to all restaurants, shops and art galleries, framed by the majestic Maluti Mountains and sandstone cliffs - close to Golden Gate National Park and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Take in the breathtaking scenery with sundowners on Protea Hotel Clarens’ terrace, enjoy fine dining or laze away the hours in luxury and comfort. This sanctuary embodies state-ofthe-art excellence and service. Expect to be treated like royalty; Protea Hotel Clarens has that down to a fine art, because we believe home is where the art is......

Situated on Nelson Mandela Drive, in the heart of Bloemfontein’s Business District, the modern 4-star Protea Hotel Bloemfontein is set in secure landscaped gardens - its swimming pool and terrace being the ideal setting to enjoy the City of Roses after a strenuous day of business.

Protea Hotel Bloemfontein - Central

Golden Gate

Bloemfontein

South African National Parks

In the heart of Bloemfontein’s city centre, the Protea Hotel Bloemfontein Central offers a superb venue, moments from all major businesses. Its full service facilities make it the ideal place for the discerning business individual or tourist, and is rated one of the best hotels by a spectrum of organisations. The hotel boasts 115 bedrooms with baths and showers in each room, Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, international plugs and safes big enough to fit most laptops. The conference venue can host up to 420 people maximum in a number of seating arrangements and the Courtroom Restaurant offers delicious meals daily, from the full breakfast buffet, á la carte lunch and a full dinner buffet.

Recent amalgamation with Qwa Qwa has seen the park expand by great proportion and now boasts an upgraded hotel, Glen Reenen rest camp and camping grounds, Highlands Mountain Retreat and Basotho Cultural Village Rest camp. An adventure seekers haven, the park offers many activities from horse-riding, abseiling, canoeing to game drives and self hikes.

Maliba Mountain Lodge

The Urban Hotel Bloemfontein

Tsehlanyane National Park

Bloemfontein

Maliba Mountain Lodge is located in the Royal Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho within the Tsehlanyane National Park. Guests are accommodated in one of six private and luxurious Basotho-style mountain chalets with a private viewing deck, provides guests with a unique way to touch the heart of the Lesotho Mountains.

The Urban Hotel Bloemfontein has 60 bedrooms, all en-suite. The contemporary interior of the hotel is especially designed to meet the needs of a business traveller. We are situated in walking distance of shopping malls, Medi-Clinic and Sports Stadiums. The CBD and the University of the Free State are a mere 5 minute drive form the hotel. The Urban Hotel is one of the most affordable hotels in Bloemfontein with very high service standards. We serve a light and healthy breakfast, with a selection of warm dishes.

Alternative self catering accommodation exists within Maliba Lodge’s concession area which is the River Lodges. Each contains 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is fully self contained and serviced.

Accentuate your stay in our unique and comfortable accommodation with a magnificent evening in the Amoretta Restaurant before turning in for the night.

The beautiful landscape and exotic sandstone colours make for spectacular sunrises and sunsets in the berg.

Come and enjoy an unique experience, because at The Urban Hotel, it is all about U!

Accommodation ~ 147

Free State & Lesotho


Introduction

KwaZulu-Natal

With the warm, coral-fringed Indian Ocean lapping at its eastern border and the mighty Drakensberg Mountains guarding its western flank, KwaZulu-Natal has it all. Experience a captivating array of scenic splendour, well-managed game reserves, historic battlefields, art and craft hotspots, magnificent beaches and the legacy of Shaka Zulu. The Drakensberg is aptly referred to as uKuthlamba, meaning ‘Barrier of Spears’. Green and lush in summer, brown and snow-capped in winter. Hiking trails, pony treks and paragliding are ideal ways to absorb the scenic splendour of this majestic mountain range. Between the Drakensberg Mountains and the Indian Ocean lies the Natal Midlands. This beautiful area is generally mist covered and the rolling green hills shelter quaint villages, cosy pubs, creative studios and a variety of restaurants and coffee shops. Just north of the Tugela River is the Kingdom of Zululand. It was here that the proud and fierce Zulu nation fought so valiantly against British colonialism. Exciting excursions explore the sites of historical battles, museums and monuments. Further north, the coast of Maputaland is pristine and lush with high-forested dunes, seasonally inundated wetlands and beautiful coastal lakes. Major attractions here are the greater iSimangiliso Wetland Park, diving at Sodwana Bay and magnificent game reserves. The main city of Durban is a bustling seaport of fascinating contrasts. Zulu, Indian and European influences create a cultural mosaic with all the attractions any pleasure seeker could wish for. On the north and south coast the warm Indian Ocean caresses the wide sandy beaches and a selection of seaside towns and fine golf courses enhance the coastline. Schools of playful Bottlenose Dolphins are regularly seen, particularly along the north coast.

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Protea Hotel Shakaland

Melmoth

Discover the tribal heart of Africa, it’s fascinating rythyms and way of life, at an exclusive bush hotel deep in the heart of Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal.Protea Hotel Shakaland is a truly unique South African Hotel, set in an authentic traditional Zulu village. Originally built as a film set for the epic saga’s “Shakazulu” and “the John Ross Story” This traditional homestead or “Umuzi” offers an exhilarating South African bush experience, in traditional but luxurious beehive huts, guests are able to re-live the excitement and romance of the times of Shaka, King of the Zulus, in an authentic recreation of the great kraal overlooking the Phobane Lake. During your stay at Protea Hotel Shakaland, you will be able to take in the traditions and customs of the local Zulu people. With every modern convenience at your fingertips you will experience traditional Zulu dancing, Spearmaking and beer tasting ceremonies, how they actually make the traditional Zulu Beer that forms a great part of their culture. You’ll uncover the secrets of the Sangomas and Inyangas with their potions and traditional healing methods, all from the comfort of your 3 star en suite bedroom. The Nandi Program, a 3-hour experience, runs from 11h00 - 14h00 or 12h00 - 15h00. The Shaka Program for overnight guests commences with Part 1 of the cultural tour at 16h00 or 16h30 depending on the season. Part 2 of the cultural tour runs from 09h00 - 10h00 the following morning. The Cultural Tour includes: - Beer drinking ceremony; Social systems; Fighting formations; The greeting of the home; The Sangoma; The Nyanga and Beadwork, Pottery, Beer Making, Spear Throwing etc. Protea Hotel Shakaland’s Shisa Nyama Restaurant serves delicious meals with spectacular views of the surrounding area.

Accommodation ~ 149

KwaZulu-Natal


Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

Ballito

On KwaZulu Natal’s Dolphin Coast, under an abundant forest canopy, you will find Zimbali—Zulu for ‘valley of flowers’. A sanctuary unlike any other in South Africa, this charming and unspoiled region is a nature lover’s wonderland. Dappled shadows from the lush vegetation and cool breezes from the Indian Ocean leave their mark on your soul. Endless beaches and clear skies invite you to relax and dream. Within this subtropical paradise, set within the serene confines of a coastal forest reserve, you will find the highest expression of exclusive hospitality: Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. Whether visiting for business or leisure, guests will enjoy five-star service, including on-call butler service, ensuring an unforgettable African experience. With 76 rooms, a selection of 4 food and beverage outlets, conference facilities for up to 90 guests, a business services centre, internationally acclaimed Willow Stream Spa, valley of the pools and a beach club, you will be treated with indulgent charm. Situated 16km from King Shaka International Airport, and a mere 25 minutes from Durban Fairmont Zimbali Lodge is easily accessible. Experience a magnificent round on the Tom Weiskopf designed, championship 18 hole golf course, spend the day on sundrenched beaches or spend time on a serene forest trail. Within the locale a day trip allows for memorable visits to the majestic mountains of the Drakensberg, the adventurous Midlands and the world famous Battlefields, or an exciting journey into one of the KwaZulu-Natal’s Big Five Game Parks.

KwaZulu-Natal

Accommodation ~ 150


Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Ballito

An unspoiled shoreline, rolling hills and lush flora have come to define the Zimbali Coastal Resort region. Set along South Africa’s sublime east coast, nestled between a forest reserve and a shimmering sea, the resort’s exquisite natural beauty is dotted with pockets of urban flair and enhanced by the rich Zulu heritage of the KwaZulu-Natal province. Part cultural wonderland, part natural playground, and it’s yours to enjoy in comfort and with world-renowned service - at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, an exclusive and elegant gateway to nature. Experience the highest standards of hospitality in keeping with the qualities of a five star hotel. With a 154 rooms, a variety of 9 food and beverage outlets, conference facilities for up to 300 guests, a business services centre, and our fully supervised kids club Y-Univers, Health Club and the breathtaking international spa, Willow Stream Spa, you will be left with memories beyond your desires. This idyllic family retreat offers you unmatched experiences of fun, excitement and unadulterated relaxation. Only 16km from King Shaka International Airport, and a mere 25 minutes from Durban, Fairmont Zimbali Resort is easily accessible. Experience a magnificent round on the Tom Weiskopf designed, championship 18 hole golf course, spend the day on sundrenched beaches or spend time on a serene forest trail. Within the locale a day trip allows for memorable visits to the majestic mountains of the Drakensberg, the adventurous Midlands and the world famous Battlefields, or an exciting journey into one of KwaZulu-Natal’s Big Five Game Parks.

Accommodation ~ 151

KwaZulu-Natal


Umhlanga Rocks

Beverly Hills Hotel This world-renowned luxury hotel is located at Umhlanga Rocks, one of South Africa’s premier coastal locations, a mere twenty minutes drive from Durban. With miles of glorious golden beaches, this idyllic playground attracts sophisticated visitors from around the globe, seeking sun, sea and glamour. Accommodation is spacious and luxurious, with uninterrupted sea views to provide guests with exceptional comfort. Room options vary and include spectacular suites that are serviced by a private butler 24 hours a day. The Signature Restaurant, which enjoys membership of the Chaine de Rotisseurs, offers world class cuisine and guests can enjoy fine dining in an elegant setting with dramatic views of the Indian Ocean. The cafè bar is a chic, relaxed cafè offering a gourmet cafè menu, evening cocktails, fresh ocean air and the possibility of seeing dolphins as they swim by. With its outstanding position, overlooking the Indian ocean and miles of golden beaches, guests can soak up the sun from the comfort of private loungers set up on the pool deck and enjoy pampering service accompanied by the sounds of the ocean. For the more energetic, the fully equipped gymnasium is perfect for more strenuous exercise. Beverly Hills is in a class of its own, and Business executives can take advantage of the Executive boardrooms, select business services, all staffed by professional staff. For those wishing to explore the area, the concierge desk can arrange sightseeing tours, a full range of sporting activities, as well as beauty and massage treatments at the nearby Suncoast Spa. With such a perfect setting, every thoughtful touch is provided and guests are pampered throughout their stay.

KwaZulu-Natal

Accommodation ~ 152


The Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks

Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront on the eastern seaboard of KwaZulu-Natal, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean and direct beach access, the Oyster Box Hotel is one of South Africa’s most distinguished hotels. Whether you choose to stay in or venture further afield, the hotel is conveniently situated for easy access to the Umhlanga Village; the Durban city centre (a 15-minute drive); excellent shopping centres and casino/ entertainment complexes and numerous renowned golf courses and sports facilities, including the spectacular Moses Mabhida Stadium. Visit one of the many local attractions such as uShaka Marine World, the Midlands & historical Battlefields, the Drakensberg mountains or one of the provinces game reserves or protected areas. Alternatively, discover and enjoy the many facilities the hotel has to offer. Stay in one of our 86 luxurious rooms and suites; escape to the privacy of the resident-only Clock Library to read one of the many volumes or write; dine in one of six venues, offering fine-dining and more casual options; relax around the Infinity pool, overlooking the ocean or indulge in the world-class Spa...all on the property. Following an extensive two-year rebuild, the Oyster Box with all the luxurious comforts, elegance and charm of a bygone era, together with its iconic lighthouse and breathtaking views, re-opened in 2009. Constructed in 1869 and originally used as navigational beacon, a beach cottage known as the Oyster Box, was first converted into a hotel in the 1930’s. The main building complex has undergone a number of changes since, but a number of the original landmarks remain intact.

&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve Maputaland | Phinda Private Game Reserve

&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 23 000 hectares of prime wilderness land in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Showcasing one of the continent’s finest game viewing experiences Phinda features Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), endangered Black Rhino, and 415 bird species. Phinda is described as “Seven Worlds of Wonder”, with its seven distinct habitats – a magnificent tapestry of woodland, grassland, wetland and forest, interspersed with mountain ranges, rivercourses, marshes and pans. Home to 1 000 hectares of Africa’s remaining rare dry sand forest, the Reserve sits in close proximity to the unspoiled beaches and spectacular reefs of the Indian Ocean, offering a unique combination of bush and beach adventure. Guests experience unforgettable game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, led by expert &Beyond trained rangers and Zulu trackers, as well as exciting optional adventures on the water, in the air and on the beach. Phinda is home to six magnificent lodges, each with its own individual charm and character: Mountain Lodge – 25 split-level suites crest the mountain’s edge, offering breathtaking raptor’s-eye views of the Reserve below. Rock Lodge – 6 suites are seemingly suspended over the deep valley below. Forest Lodge – 16 stilted suites set deep in the heart of a rare and beautiful dry sand forest. Vlei Lodge – 6 thatched suites fringing Phinda’s unique vlei (wetland) system. Zuka Lodge – with just 4 thatched bush cottages, this intimate lodge is ideal for family gatherings and special occasion safaris. The Homestead – a gracious sole-use safari villa (4 luxurious suites) that blends seamlessly into the surrounding bushveld.

Accommodation ~ 153

KwaZulu-Natal


Thanda Private Game Reserve Hluhluwe

Winner of the ‘Worlds Leading Luxury Lodge’ Thanda Private Game Reserve is situated 23km north of Hluhluwe in northern Zululand, set on a 14 000-hectare Big Five private game reserve. Thanda, meaning ‘love’ in Zulu, unites romance and exclusivity with Zulu culture and wildlife. The nine luxury bush villas at the main lodge have private infinity pools, viewing decks, private salas, lounges, fireplaces and full bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers. The individual bomas at each villa offer guests dining privacy. The royal private villa can accommodate 10 people, offering accommodation as a unit or five separate suites. Each suite is individually decorated with its own viewing deck. Public facilities at the royal private villa include a boma, library, cellar, business area, heated pool and a magnificent deck overlooking a waterhole. The tented camp offers an authentic yet luxurious bush experience in five tents, with viewing decks and ensuite canvas bathrooms. Public facilities at the tented camp include a dining tent, a boma area, and a sala with an open-air lounge and a splash pool. The Honeymoon Tent offers a sophisticated mix of romance, privacy and refined comfort in the heart of the African bush, featuring a king-size bed in a spacious bedroom, and a separate lounge area. Thanda’s award-winning wellness centre offers treatments such as reflexology, aromatherapy and massages exclusive to the Africology range. Safaris in open game viewing vehicles are conducted exclusively for Thanda guests. Vula Zulu, a traditional homestead adjacent to Thanda is a showcase of traditional Zulu warriors performing age-old dancing rites, as was done prior to and after battle.

Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve Mkuze

Experience romantic Africa in the exclusive Mkuze Falls Lodge, in one of the eight Thatched Chalets, or the Safari Suite. All these rooms have breathtaking views of the river, bush and mountains. Private plunge-pools and an outside shower provide a wild but intimate touch alongside the gratifying luxury of the air-conditioned bedroom. The peace, scenery and style of the lodge allows for a calm atmosphere amidst the elegant decor. Taste South African cuisine with a sophisticated flair under a star strewn sky or in the boma to the sounds of tribal dance and song. The Mkuze Falls Tented Lodge,features five Hemingway-Style East-African Safari tents. The elegance of the tented design is reminiscent of a bygone era, complete with a freestanding Victorian bath in the en-suite bathroom. Each tent is completely private and tucked into the bush providing an Eco-friendly retreat. The tents are air-conditioned and have a private game viewing deck with spectacular views of the lowveld bushveld and shimmering waters of the river. A wealth of birdlife, numerous plains game and of course the Big 5, hippo and crocodile provide nature lovers with a true untamed view of nature. Guests are invited to join the open-vehicle safaris with experienced field guides and rangers who also conduct bird/bush/game walks on request. The waterfall, unique ecosystems and virgin wilderness compliment the personal service and comfort enjoyed in this remote but easily accessible hide-away in Northern Zululand.

KwaZulu-Natal

Accommodation ~ 154


Ghost Mountain Inn Mkuze

At the foot of the legendary Ghost Mountain lies the privately owned 4-star Ghost Mountain Inn, a perfect setting to experience the allure of Africa in stylish comfort. This intimate and beautiful hotel is in the heart of South Africa’s Zulu Kingdom and is the ideal location from which to explore the array of game and coastal reserves in Maputaland and the Elephant Coast. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the abundance of wildlife and scenic splendors during game drives, cultural excursions, guided walks and boat cruises in the company of knowledgeable rangers of Ghost Mountain Safaris. Tiger Fishing is arranged on Lake Jozini while birders can enjoy one of Southern Africa’s top birding destinations with over 450 species. Back at the hotel, the spa offers a range of skin and body treatments and a gym and tennis court for the more actively inclined. Those who prefer the relaxing sound of birdsong and the warmth of the African sun will find their respite at the poolside within the glorious gardens of Ghost Mountain Inn. Unwind in your comfortable en-suite guestroom or take in the golden African sunset from your very own garden patio. The inn offers 23 Standard Rooms, 19 Executive Rooms, 7 Garden Rooms and a spacious Suite. 300km north of Durban, 400km south of Kruger Park and with easy access to Swaziland and Mozambique, the Ghost Mountain Inn offers the ideal base, with great comfort and renowned personal service, to explore this rich and diverse region.

Elephant Lake Hotel iSimangaliso Wetland Park

The Elephant Lake Hotel St Lucia is located on the shores of the St Lucia Estuary in the town of St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, surrounded Isimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. St Lucia is 25km from the main N2 route between Durban and Swaziland, 75 km South from Hluhluwe town and 80 km North of Richards Bay. With its lakes, lagoons, freshwater swamps and grasslands, St. Lucia supports more species of animal than the better known parks and deltas in Southern Africa. The Hotel has 56 upmarket, en-suite, air-conditioned rooms, all sharing a westerly view across the St Lucia Estuary. All rooms are equipped with DSTV, tea/coffee making facilities, electronic wall safes; hair dryer and a full range of bathroom amenities. The Hotel has two levels. The ground level has 25 rooms, all with a private patio leading out to a sparkling pool, an upmarket restaurant, leading out to the pool patio, the Hotel lounge and Reception area. The Upper level has 31 rooms, all with private balcony, a spacious lounge bar that lead out the Hotel’s Estuary Viewing Deck, which forms part of the restaurant and a very popular venue for guests to enjoy some excellent lunches, dinners or a refreshing sundowner. With the ideal location of the Hotel, guests have a vast range of activities to choose from, all which could be booked and arranged by the Hotel. Big Five game drives in Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve or in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (On route to Cape Vidal); Whale watching (Seasonal); Turtle Tours (Seasonal); Boat Cruises on the St Lucia Estuary, world renowned for the excellentHippo, Crocodile and bird viewing. Kayaking on the St Lucia Estuary; Guided walking trails; Snorkelling at Cape Vidal; Deep Sea Fishing; Night Drives; a Marine Mammal Experience and a Community Operated Zulu Cultural Village

Accommodation ~ 155

KwaZulu-Natal


The Balmoral Hotel Durban | Marine Parade

Conveniently located; on Durban’s Golden Mile Beachfront, overlooking the famous Gunston 500 North Beach, the Entertainment Promenade, and in close proximity to the International Convention Centre. The Balmoral is within walking distance to uShaka Marine which features the largest dolphinarium in Africa. Also a short walk away is Durban’s shopping and business district, casino and the Ocean Sports Conference Centre. Fully renovated, The Balmoral, still reflects its historic and stately facade, to make it one of Durban’s most elegant venues along the Golden Mile Beach Front. The Balmoral, an obvious choice for those using International Convention Centre, was redesigned to suit the varying needs of its guests. Indeed, a splendid selection of single, twin, double or family rooms, as well as accessible rooms are available. Apart from being some of the largest rooms on the Golden Mile they also feature amongst other things; complimentary wireless internet access, electronic doorlocks and safes, individual controllable air conditioning and satellite television. The Balmoral’s spacious Waterfront Restaurant prepares some of Durban’s finest cuisine, specializing in authentic curries. This fully licensed restaurant has an a la carte service and prepares mouthwatering buffets regularly. One can enjoy sundowners or coffee and snacks on the elegantly appointed Terrace, its location puts the Golden Mile Beachfront at your feet. For your sporting needs (golf, squash, gym, surfing, angling, scuba, bowling, yachting) theatre, tours or transport arrangements, a knowledgeable concierge is always on hand to assist. The hotel regularly runs an airport transfer service for your convenience.

Cathedral Peak Hotel Northern Drakensberg

Cathedral Peak Hotel is situated in the heart of the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains (a World heritage Site).This well-loved family resort has offered warm hospitality, superb cuisine and exceptional service to generations of guests. Continual refurbishments ensure there is a range of up-to-date luxurious accommodation to suit all budgets. An extensive variety of leisure activities re available for those keen on the outdoors, including horse-riding, flood-lit mini-adventure golf, heated and cold swimming pools, trout fishing, tennis, squash, bowls, mountain bike trails, helicopter sight-seeing tours, and free daily guided hikes (including to bushman paintings and waterfalls). An immaculate 9-hole golf course has alternate tees for an 18-hole game. Children enjoy a separate dining-room, playground, heated paddling pool and daily pony rides. Guests can treat themselves in the hotel’s Vitality Centre or fully equipped gym with steam bath. Upgrades of public areas included face-lifts for the lounge, the popular Harry’s Bar and Albert’s Bar which now has windows that fold open to frame the spectacular mountain views. The picturesque stone-and-thatch chapel is perfect for elegant country weddings. For a relaxed family holiday, or romantic mountain getaway, the staff and management welcome you to an unforgettable Drakensberg experience.

KwaZulu-Natal

Accommodation ~ 156


Protea Hotel Edward

Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge

Durban | Marine Parade

Umhlanga Rocks

This historical landmark, known as the Grand Dame, is situated on Durban’s famous Golden Mile, running alongside Durban’s safety netted swimming beach.

Just minutes driving distance from the main beachfront, Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge is situated in the secure environment of the Umhlanga New Town Centre opposite the Wavehouse and Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Easy access to movies, restaurants, shops and entertainment are all within walking distance.

Situated in close proximity to the city centre, International Convention Centre, Suncoast Casino, uShaka Marine World and a variety of other popular, exciting spots. Accommodation comprises of 101 comfortable rooms, all en-suite, offering airconditioning, wireless internet and TV with various satellite channels. Relax in elegant settings while sampling the delights of the 100 seater Brasserie â la carte restaurant, choosing from the delicious Saturday night buffet. The combination of a very special ambiance and character, together with attention to detail and service, makes the Protea Hotel Edward the first choice for the discerning traveller.

Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge offers 205 bedrooms, including 50 family rooms and 24 loft rooms all with semi selfcatering facilities. Other facilities include a roof-level swimming pool, conference facilities for 300 people, secure parking,gym, restaurant and bar. Only 20 minutes from Durban CBD and 15 minutes from King Shaka International Airport, Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge is a stunning accommodation option along this popular coastline. Anchoring the development as a green belt is the 2 hectare Chris Saunders Park. The park is a focal destination with water features, shrubbery and lawns, offering visitors a sanctuary within this urban area.

Protea Hotel The Richards

Hluhluwe River Lodge & Adventures

Richards Bay

Hluhluwe

Situated just 90 minutes north of Durban in the heart of Zululand, is Protea Hotel The Richards, one of the longest established hotels in Richards Bay. Given it’s proximity to the Umfolozi/Hluhluwe Game Reserve (1.5 hours drive), St Lucia Wetlands (1-hours drive), guests staying at Protea Hotel The Richards have a wide variety of excursions and activities to choose from. Also a mere hour away is Shakaland Cultural Village.

Huhluwe River Lodge & Adventures is situated in a pristine forest bordering the iSimangaliso world heritage site. The lodge is owner managed offering an intimate and relaxed environment for a maximum of 24 guests. Activities at the lodge include game drives to the Hluhluwe iMfolozi game reserve as well as a variety of adventure activities conducted by in house field guides. For the naturalist visit the sand forests at False Bay or go on a canoeing or bird watching boat cruise on the Hluhluwe River. For the more adventurous there are horse trails and mountain bike routes available for advanced and leisure riders. A beautiful view from the main lodge terrace is the setting for evening drinks and delicious outside dinners.

Protea Hotel The Richards is renowned for its warm and welcoming atmosphere. The hotel offers comfortable 4-star luxury accommodation with all-modern facilities and services including an on-site gym, swimming pool, a business lounge with wireless Internet facilities and a fine dining restaurant. A relaxing drink can be enjoyed in our Englishstyled pub,the perfect venue for mingling or entertaining.

Accommodation is made up of 12 chalets fully air-conditioned with tea/coffee facilities and a private viewing deck. The 8 twin/ double chalets and the 2 family chalets have en-suite showers and separate toilets whilst the 2 luxury chalets have mini bar facilities, en-suite showers, toilets and bath.

Accommodation ~ 157

KwaZulu-Natal


Southern Sun North Beach

City Lodge Durban

Durban | Marine Parade

Durban

A popular leisure hotel on Durban’s Golden Mile, Southern Sun North Beach has an outstanding position overlooking the Indian Ocean, with undoubtedly, the best beachfront address. The hotel is within walking distance to Durban’s main surfing beach, the fascinating UShaka Marine World and many other interesting tourist landmarks. It is also within close proximity to the centre and the Durban Convention Centre, making it a desired location for business and conference guests. Breakfast is served daily in the attractive Panini restaurant, with its ocean views and delicious breakfast selection. Guests can enjoy either buffet or an a la carte option at the Piatto Mediterranean Kitchen which specializes in Mediterranean dishes from Italian to Greek.

Lush gardens, palm trees and a pool with a gazebo lend a relaxed, summer feel to this hotel, as well as being only two blocks away from Durban’s premier beaches and a couple of minutes’ drive from the CBD.

There are 285, well appointed sea-facing rooms including 9 suites and 3 penthouses, all offering a stylish and inviting ambiance. Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Guests can experience spectacular ocean views from the 32nd floor, with its sparkling pool and protected sundeck.

Durban City Lodge offers 160 well equipped rooms, a pool and a coffee shop as well as wireless internet throughout the hotel, and can safely lay a claim to being a ‘home away from home’.

Peermont Mondazur Resort Estate Hotel

This ideally situated hotel also has a mini gym and a boardroom for meetings. Close to many different restaurants and within easy walking distance of the International Conference and Exhibition Centre and the city’s cricket, rugby and soccer stadium, the hotel is less than a 30 minute,drive to Durban’s international airport and is close to the N3 motorway. Altogether, City Lodge Durban is a brilliant accommodation venue for business and leisure travellers.

Umfolozi Hotel Casino Resort Empangeni

San Lameer Indulge at the ultimate beach and golf destination along the South Coast. The 4-star Mondazur boutique hotel is in KwaZulu-Natal province at San Lameer, a mere two-hour drive from Durban’s airport. Situated on a lagoon in an exclusive and secure beach and golf coastal reserve estate in South Africa, guests are surrounded in beauty, luxury and tranquillity. The hotel offers 40 rooms and suites - elegantly decorated in contemporary Indonesian style. The rooms and suites offer touchdial telephones, TV with M-Net and DSTV satellite channels, air-conditioning, and tea and coffee stations. The centerpiece of San Lameer’s magnificent domain is the Championship Golf Course where even nongolfers can have some fun! Enjoy a meal at the Lagoon Bar and Grill that overlooks the tranquil lagoon and its abundant bird life. Other entertainment facilities include: nature walks, two swimming pools, tennis and squash, scuba diving, whale or dolphin viewing on request and the magnificent Blue Flag Beach.

KwaZulu-Natal

Accommodation ~ 158

Umfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Resort in Empangeni is an exciting destination located inland from Richards Bay. This vibrant Zulu themed resort allows guests to enjoy a range of entertainment options like the colorful casino, outdoor adventure park, gourmet dining and children’s entertainment. After all the action, guests can relax in the 3-star Peermont Metcourt hotel. Umfolozi offers a convenient stop-over en-route through Zululand between Swaziland, Durban and popular tourist destinations like St Lucia and Hluhluwe. There are dozens of game reserves, beaches, deep sea fishing and diving, mountain trails, cultural activities and a number of historical sites all of this is complemented by the areas all-year warm weather.


Jozini Tiger Lodge

Thonga Beach Lodge

Jozini Dam

Maputaland | Mabibi

Jozini Tiger Lodge is situated along the banks of the picturesque Jozini Dam in KwaZuluNatal. Tiger Lodge is a unique and exciting holiday destination offering a perfect luxury getaway in the heart of Zululand. Surrounded by all the major game reserves and parks in KwaZulu-Natal.

Thonga Beach Lodge is a luxurious 24 bed lodge, nestled within the Isimangaliso World Heritage Park, a magical place with pristine beaches, coastal forests and shimmering lakes. Thonga Beach Lodge captures the essence of a luxury Robinson Crusoe hideaway as each air conditioned suite has been carefully constructed to ensure minimal impact on the environment, with maximum comfort.

Tiger Lodge Resort offers a superb selection of 60 enchanting rooms all offering unsurpassed luxury and comfort with breathtaking direct views of the dam, magnificent scenery, family facilities and an exciting opportunity to enjoy the most exhilarating fishing and game viewing experience right on your door step.

Amidst the excitement and adventure of Thonga there is time to enjoy mouthwatering cuisine, reminisce at romantic candlelight dinners and relax with Sea Spa treatments.

Nature lovers and adventurers will be captivated by the majestic beauty surrounding Tiger Lodge. Watch the unbelievable sunsets from your private veranda, sip cocktails at our bar and enjoy delicious meals in our top class restaurant which offers sublime cuisine and a wholesome delight of traditional flavours.

Thonga offers superb snorkelling opportunities and scuba diving at Thonga is phenomenal. Morning guided kayaking trips or glorious evening sundowners at Lake Sibaya are just two of the amazing activities that you can enjoy at Thonga Beach.

Kosi Forest Lodge

Isibindi Zulu Lodge

Maputaland | Kosi Bay Nature Reserve

Natal Battlefields | Rorke’s Drift

Kosi Forest Lodge is a haven in the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve, which is part of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park.

Isibindi Zulu Lodge is a peaceful 12 bed bushveld retreat, with accommodation designed in an architectural celebration of the Zulu Nation. It offers a host of activities for those wanting to experience a combination of game viewing, battlefields and Zulu Culture.

The 8 thatched bush suites are comfortable and carefully positioned to provide guests with privacy and intimacy within the forest. The romantic en-suite bathrooms are openair, giving guests a truly unique experience. Kosi’s fine cuisine and relaxing atmosphere caters for a perfect family holiday with a host of estuarine, beach and wilderness activities. The guided canoe trip on the Kosi Lake is often a highlight in this birders paradise. Admire the magnificent Raffia Palms whilst paddling the slow moving currents on the channels between the lakes. The best way to see the 18km long Kosi Lake system is by boat through various sized lakes and channels, followed by a picnic lunch and a swim in the sea at Bhanga Nek.

The Lodge is a stones throw away from the historically momentous Anglo-Zulu battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, where the Zulu and British clashed in a devastating battle. Full day battlefield tours are available with our enthusiastic local historians The Zulu Boma Dinner begins just as the sun starts setting. Guests are led down a narrow path to the beat of drums. The traditional dances and their role in Zulu history and culture are explained amid the energetic displays. The guests emerge into a clearing by the Zulu umuzi (village) where the dancing bodies of Zulu children make for a profound experience.

Accommodation ~ 159

KwaZulu-Natal


Alpine Heath Resort

The Square Boutique Hotel

Northern Drakensberg

Umhlanga Rocks

Set high in the majestic Northern Drakensberg, midway between Durban and Johannesburg, 45km from Bergville in KwaZulu-Natal, Alpine Heath Resort is a stylish four-star Afro-Swiss designed mountain village, surrounded by crystal-clear streams and mountain-fresh air that blends perfectly with the landscape, and widely regarded as one of South Africa’s premier conference and holiday venues.

The brand new The Square Boutique Hotel and Spa, is situated in a prime position among the energetic, active mix of retail and commercial properties on Umhlanga Ridge, a stones throw away from Gateway Theatre of Shopping and 10min from the new King Shaka airport.

Alpine Heath offers superb North-facing en-suite chalet accommodation with breathtaking views of the mountains, each equipped with telephone, good cellular reception, satellite TV, lots of privacy, comfortable lounges, fireplaces, self-catering kitchens and dining areas.

Designed with synergy, functionality and elegance with natural cool colours, creating the perfect atmosphere for relaxation, this trendy hotel offers the ultimate in luxury for business and leisure travellers in a safe, pleasant, and exciting development node where people live, work and holiday in a contemporary urban setting on a subtropical coastline with year-round summer and incomparable lifestyle.

The village square is situated at the centre of the resort with chalets conveniently surrounding the main buildings with a market and patisserie supplying several items.

The Square boasts 50 sophisticated double rooms, fitted with all modern day essentials, a spa and compact fitness centre, creating the perfect scenario for ultimate leisure and pampering.

Royal Palm Hotel

Rocktail Beach Camp

Umhlanga Rocks

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

A prime address in an upmarket suburb, situated on the exhilarating Palm Boulevard in Umhlanga, brings textures and visual opulence together to create a stunning experience for guests. The 93 luxury apartment city hotel, which includes 14 penthouses, boasts with 24-hour security, ample living spaces, fast wireless internet systems, private kitchens, dining rooms, lounges and balconies overlooking the boulevard. The hotel has three floors of A-grade office suites and conference facilities available through 1 on 1 gateway. Dish, is a fusion of contemporary al fresco dining sophistication amidst rich textures and colour schemes of black and cream with four distinctive areas; bar, lounge, dining room.

Rocktail Beach Camp is set into the sanctuary of the lush Maputaland Coastal Forest covering the ancient dunes that make up the edge of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal coast. The Maputaland Marine Reserve is just offshore, with the beach a leisurely 15minute walk from camp. Rocktail offers world class diving and snorkelling, remote, unspoiled beaches and many other beach and cultural adventures. The camp comprises 17 rooms, including 8 family units, some of which have a view of the ocean and some are tucked into the forest, and a large veranda and pool. The diving is conducted within a reserve and World Heritage Site, along untouched and uncharted reefs, with no access for the general public. Rocktail Beach Camp is integrally involved in the Loggerhead and Leatherback Turtle Project and guests can accompany turtle experts on research drives at night helping to monitor the turtles nesting numbers and behaviour.

KwaZulu-Natal

Accommodation ~ 160


Sibaya Lodge

Wild Coast Sun

Umhlanga Ridge

Wild Coast

Taking its cue from Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom, Sibaya Lodge’s Zulu-inspired architecture melts into modern comforts, making this 3-star hotel a perfect blend of relaxation and inspiration.

Ninety minutes from Durban lies a luxury resort embraced by epic ocean views and generous rolling hills.

The Imbizo Conference Centre offers an impressive multipurpose venue with preassembly and breakaway facilities. Indulge in the freshest seafood at the Aqua Seafood Restaurant or explore tantalising dishes from Africa to Asia. Enjoy delectable meals at the charming Royal Court Grill, while Sondela Tavern and Restaurant offers a fascinating African fusion dining experience. Try your luck in the stateof-the-art casino or enjoy entertaining local and international acts in the iZulu Theatre. The Krakatoa Show Bar regularly erupts with live entertainment. The magnificent Mangwanani Private African Day Spa offers a range of traditional African treatment therapies designed to leave you refreshed and revitalised.

The Wild Coast Sun is set on one of the most unspoiled beaches in Southern Africa, within 750 hectares of natural bush between the Umtamvuna and Mzamba Rivers, overlooking the Indian Ocean. From the famous golf course to the endless amusements, the Wild Coast Sun and Country Club will quietly steal away your stress and leave you completely rejuvenated. Beyond the views of ocean and majestic golf course, the stylishly decorated rooms and suites at the Wild Coast Sun offer every possible convenience. Besides a casino and a conference centre, a host of dining, sporting and entertainment facilities are available.

Bonamanzi

Ezulwini Game Lodge

Hluhluwe

Hluhluwe

Bonamanzi offers varied accommodation in delightful settings with an “Out of Africa” style restaurant.

Ezulwini Game Lodge offers a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere to escape from the hustle of everyday life. Nestled amongst towering trees, in a private game park, the comfortable accommodation is a perfect base to explore the area.

The lodge gives children their own safe place to explore with specialised childrens’ activities, designed to nurture interest in wildlife and instil respect for the African bush. A newly introduced spa offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the relaxing surroundings and relaxing treatments. A swimming pool, various bird hides, river safaris and 4x4 game drives and walks are available. Well-renowned for its birding and game viewing throughout the varied eco systems, Bonamanzi has recently re-introduced rhino and buffalo, adding to the game viewing already on offer with elephant, leopard, the endangered Suni duiker and many other species.

The lodge is a favourite holiday destination, whether you are staying in one of the 19 bedrooms, in one of the self-catering cottages, family log cabin or the tree house, situated separately for those who prefer more privacy. The lodge offers comfortable accommodation for small and large tour groups and is ideally situated for corporate escapes. With good wildlife sightings, boundless hospitality, great food and affordable prices we ensure a memorable African bush holiday.

Accommodation ~ 161

KwaZulu-Natal


Beach Hotel

Tropicana

Durban

Durban

Visit the famous South African Golden Mile with the Tropicana Hotel situated right in the heart of this magnificent and bustling scenery. All 168 rooms are air-conditioned and offer tea and coffee making facilities. With large windows opening to a fresh ocean breeze, wake up to the sunrise over a crisp and warm Indian Ocean. Enjoy the equally breathtaking evening views from these windows as the city comes to life on the Golden Mile.

Refresh at the Beach Hotel, right on the ocean’s doorstep. Enjoy awe inspiring beach and sea views and spectacular sunsets from the comfort of your spacious hotel room or self catering apartment. DSTV, an ensuite bathroom with shower, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone and a personal electronic wall-safe for guest’s valuables are standard features. Another accommodation option available is a fully equipped 4 or 6 sleeper self catering apartment. Spacious and tastefully designed to accommodate up to 6 guests and also with DSTV, bathroom with shower, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone and a personal electronic wall-safe for guests’ valuables.

Tropicana’s versatile accommodation options cater for all. Enjoy a fun-filled family break, travel with a loved one or simply enjoy a private escape in one of our single rooms. Tropicana Hotel offers 5 fully furnished conferencing venues that can accommodate up to 300 delegates.

The kitchen areas in all units are either open plan or separate with a fridge, stove and microwave that will meet each guests needs.

Enjoy Durban’s all-year summer climate which makes it a popular wedding venue. Enticing wedding packages are on offer.

DumaZulu Lodge and Traditional Village

Bushlands Game Lodge

Hluhluwe

Hluhluwe

DumaZulu Traditional Village and Lodge, is the most authentic Zulu cultural experience in Southern Africa. Guests can enjoy an unrivalled ethnic experience by staying in DumaZulu Lodge, which consists of ethnic units resembling the different tribes of Southern Africa on the exterior, while the interior is modern and tastefully decorated in ethnic fabrics and tribal memorabilia. DumaZulu is a traditional village where Zulu residents form part of a “living museum”. Visitors can watch residents making spears, shields, claypots, doing beadwork, basket weaving, Sangoma bone throwing and a variety of spectacular Zulu dancing. The DumaZulu complex also has a shebeen (bar), main dining area, curio shop, indigenous snake pit and a crocodile park.

KwaZulu-Natal

Accommodation ~ 162

Bushlands Game Lodge is centrally situated in Zululand and surrounded by 300 000 acres of National Parks, including Hluhluwe/ Umfolozi, Mkuzi, Nduma, Sodwana Bay and St. Lucia. Unique in many respects, Bushlands Game Lodge offers clients exclusivity at reasonable rates. Exquisitely decorated lodges are elevated by wooden stilts above virgin sand forest where many local game species such as Zebra wander around and are often found drinking from the swimming pool. The lodges are connected by raised wooden walkways which lead to the main dining room, bar, swimming pool and Boma where guests enjoy drinks around the campfire before dinner. The resident chef prepares mouth-watering meals and specialises in succulent venison and other game dishes.


Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort

Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort

Paulpietersburg

Southern Drakensberg

Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort is situated on the road between Vryheid and Paulpietersburg on the Battlefields Route and famed for its hot mineral waters, which have been in existence since the late 19th Century.

Located on a scenic 860 acre estate in the heart of the Southern Drakensberg, Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort offers guests a tranquil setting to relax and unwind. Dining options include The Eagles Roost (buffet), The Bistro (á la carte), The Bergview (á la carte), VineKnot Restaurant (a new addition) and the Glengarry Country Club (light meals).

Set on 800 hectares of KwaZulu-Natal bushveld, the resort has access to about four kilometres of the Bivane River flowing through the property. Facilities in the hotel include a dining room and terrace offering lovely views of the garden and pool areas. Buffet breakfasts and buffet and á la carte dinners are served. Each room has tea /coffee making facilities, TV, with 11 channels. The resort is suitable for wedding receptions and conferences between 6 - 120 delegates. For the active there are quad bike trails, squash, tennis, hiking, birding trails, mountain bike trails and fishing. Indoor, relax with some snooker or table tennis. The main attraction are of course the mineral waterpools and a great 110m long supertube. Pamper yourself at our wellness centre.

A lounge and two bars are also available. A variety of recreational activities are available on the resort such as tennis, bowls, volleyball, badminton, fishing, horse riding and squash. A recent addition is the Wellness Centre, which consists of a sauna and plunge pool, two jacuzzis, two steam rooms, a 24 jet hydrotherapy bath (heated) as well as a fully equipped gym with cardiovascular circuit, weight training and juice bar. The Wellness Centre also includes the Body and Soul Spa which offers 5 treatment centres (booking is essential).

Falaza Game Park & Spa

Makakatana Bay Lodge

Hluhluwe

iSimanaliso Wetland Park

Relax and rejuvenate under African skies. Serenity and warmth welcome you to a special bush experience... Privately owned Falaza Game Park and Spa offers an array of bush experiences in a lush indigenous setting, a three hour drive from Durban International Airport and 100km from Richards Bay Airport.

Makakatana Bay Lodge is the only privately owned lodge set on the banks of Lake St Lucia within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site, Africa’s largest natural marine estuary. The lodge is positioned in the forest on the edge of the lake, and accommodates only 12 people, enhancing the intimacy, privacy and personal service.

Neighbouring the World Heritage Site of St Lucia, Falaza is central to the renowned Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, boasting the Big Five and the fascinating corals of Sodwana Bay, where day trips can be enjoyed.

The park supports 367 bird species, five different eco-systems and turtle nesting grounds in the marine reserves. Wildlife reintroductions include zebra, rhino,elephant, giraffe, leopard, buffalo and antelope complementing the abundant hippo and crocodile.

Luxury tented en-suite accommodation with private decks offer privacy and intimacy with nature. The ultimate spa experience awaits you at Falaza - just the place to connect with nature while rejuvenating mind, body and spirit… Spectacular game viewing on horseback, by foot or in open 4x4 vehicles make Falaza the ultimate safari destination.

The inclusive rate includes safaris into the wetlands, private boat trips on the estuary, trips to coastal beaches and safaris to the world famous Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, seeking out the Big Five.

Accommodation ~ 163

KwaZulu-Natal


Protea Hotel Hilton

Protea Hotel Karridene Beach

Hilton

Illovo Beach This iconic Tudor-style hotel was established in 1936. It is ideally located in the KwaZuluNatal Midlands 12km from the historic city of Pietermaritzburg.The hotel has just completed a full refurbishment which includes an elegant new 60 bedroom wing, a 90 seat restaurant, a bar with cocktail lounge, and a 250 seat conference venue ideal for any corporate strategic breakaway. The upgrade has kept this architectural landmark’s history in tact with its fireplaces and warmth throughout. The hotel is a must stay for all meandering country-charm seekers looking at venturing into the heart of South Africa’s midlands.

The Protea Hotel Karridene Beach offers access to the longest untouched stretch of beach in Kwazulu-Natal. 20 minutes south of Durban, this modern and luxurious South Coast hotel is renowned for its excellent accommodation and many amenities. The hotel offers 81 luxurious bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, executive desk and selected satellite television channels. On site facilities include squash courts, mini golf, pool tables, table tennis, saunas, swimming beach and volleyball.

Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris

Protea Hotel Umfolozi River

Hluhluwe

Mtubatuba | Umfolozi Located in the heart of the Elephant Coast, on the outskirts of Hluhluwe village, just 18 km to the east of Hluhluwe Game Reserve which is home to the Big Five. It is also 18 km west of False Bay, part of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park. Sodwana Bay, St Lucia and Mkuze are all within a hours drive. We are an easy 2.5hour drive from Durban International Airport and an easy 6 hour drive from Johannesburg on tar road. Rich in natural ambiance and with a distinctively African rhythm, Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris treats guests to comfortable accommodation, tantalising cuisine, and a world-class service with friendly staff who live the motto ‘hospitality is our game’.

This stunning 3 star hotel is located in the greater Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve area making it the perfect base to explore Zululand’s diverse attractions like the St Lucia Wetlands park Hluhluwe/Umfolozi game reserve cultural villages ad nearby beaches world renowned birding whale watching and boat cruises. Accommodation consists of 68 luxurious en suite rooms which include 2 family suites. Enjoy a drink at the Inkosi Bar or a sundowner at the Sundowner Deck or just relax at the Folozi Lapa which boasts 2 sparkling swimming pools.

Protea Hotel Imvubu Lodge

Protea Hotel Umhlanga

Richards Bay | Meerensee

Umhlanga Rocks Protea Hotel Imvubu Lodge is conveniently situated with private access to a golden beach of the Indian Ocean, while nestling within lush indigenous surroundings, and offers the exhilaration of holidaying in an idyllic part of the world. With a variety of unique stand alone chalets, Imvubu Lodge is able to offer either a self catering option or the luxury of being catered for at our In The Reeds restaurant, while enjoying the picturesque view of Lake Menywa. Our Sundowner Cocktail Bar and Deck offers you a 180deg. sea view. If that is not enough the Umfolozi / Hluhluwe Big Five Game Reserve is only an hour’s drive away. Imvubu Lodge is your place in nature.

KwaZulu-Natal

Accommodation ~ 164

Centrally located in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks, the Protea Hotel Umhlanga is 19kms north of Durban, 15kms from King Shaka International Airport and within walking distance to the beach. All 120 rooms are elegantly and stylishly furnished, offering semi self-catering facilities including a microwave, fridge, cutlery and crockery. The conference centre, on the 9th floor, offers stunning views of the Dolphin Coastline and another unique feature is the rooftop sundeck and plunge pool. Enjoy wireless internet access throughout the hotel.


Drifters Drakensburg Lodge

Drifters Dolphin Coast Lodge

Royal Natal National Park

Umdloti

Situated on a 1000 ha National Heritage site, this lodge offers the ultimate mountain experience. Accessible only by 4 x 4 vehicle or arranged transfer, this mountain lodge is at an elevation of 1800 meters above sea level and lies in the shadow of the greater Drakensberg peak on the property – the ideal mountain getaway, lush green in summer and often snow-covered in winter. Accommodation is in Canadian-styled log cabins, each en-suite twin-room with its own fireplace. A central lounge, dining area and cosy bar overlook the Royal Natal National Park and famous Amphitheatre Activities include fly-fishing, hiking, horse riding and much more.

Situated in the quiet coastal village of Umdloti, only 20 minutes drive north of Durban, this inn is built literally on the beach, overlooking the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean and clean white sand, an ideal getaway for those who wish to enjoy the unspoiled beaches and game reserves of the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.

Drifters Zululand Lodge

Babanango Valley Lodge

St Lucia

Zululand Battlefields

Situated in the sand forest, on a private nature reserve near Hluhluwe, adjoining False Bay National Park, and with a fantastic view over the Greater St Lucia Wetland World Heritage Site, Drifters Zululand is ideally positioned for access to the coast and the Lake St Lucia wetland areas, as well as the northern KwaZulu-Natal game reserves, including Hluhluwe, Umfolozi, and Mkuzi.

Babanango Valley Lodge is a small gracious country lodge set on a 4000 hectare private nature reserve. Our 9 en-suite rooms have stunning valley views and are beautifully decorated.

The inn itself offers accommodation in luxury suites, each with its own lounge, bathroom and patio overlooking False Bay. You can relax at the pool, or simply just enjoy the reserve.

A lounge, bar and open breakfast room offer excellent views of the ocean where dolphins and whales often frolic, and all rooms boast superb sea views.

The gentle candlelight, silver and crystal in the elegant dining room compliments the delicious cuisine. Breakfasts are served on the pool patio and daily guided tours are offered to nearby Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift Battlefields, Zulu Historical sites and the iMfolozi Game Reserve.

Quarters Hotel Florida Road

Quarters Hotel Avondale Road

Durban

Durban

Situated in Durban’s trendy Florida Road, Quarters offers guests a warm and welcoming stay. You’ll find nothing but modern sophistication, contemporary simplicity and old fashioned hospitality inside any of the twenty-three en-suite rooms.

Quarters Hotel Avondale Road offers quiet luxury in an Edwardian setting. The original Edwardian era home has been beautifully restored to its former glory to mirror the original architecture. The main building comprises a reception area, a guest lounge and 10 en-suite bedrooms on the two floors.

Enjoy exquisite food at the Quarters Brasserie Restaurant, relax in the sunny courtyard or enjoy sundowners at The Quarters Bar. Professional staff and elegant accommodation makes the Quarters Hotel a unique offering to both business and leisure travellers.

The annex is a single storey set a few metres from the main building and joined by covered walkways. The annex has 7 en-suite bedrooms. All bedrooms are beautifully furnished with pieces imported from France and colourfully decorated with quality soft finishings.

Accommodation ~ 165

KwaZulu-Natal


Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga

City Lodge Umhlanga Ridge

Umhlanga Rocks

Umhlanga Rocks The Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga offers guests magnificent sea views. The central yet beautiful location makes it an ideal base from where to explore the many sightseeing places and attractions the greater Durban area has to offer. The hotel is ideally situated within walking distance to the upmarket Gateway Shopping and Entertainment Centre and within short driving distance from the Umhlanga beachfront. Special features include quality interiors, percale linen, satellite television, high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access, satellite business centres, meeting room facilities and modern, comfortable guest rooms.

Ideally situated next to the upmarket Gateway shopping and entertainment complex, City Lodge Umhlanga Ridge blends into the surroundings of its modern environment. Durban is just minutes away on the adjacent freeway, as is the city’s international airport. The five-storey hotel is in the heart of the business district that has emerged in the Umhlanga area. It is also a short drive from Umhlanga’s popular promenade and beach front.

Garden Court Umhlanga

Granny Mouse Country House & Spa

Umhlanga Rocks

Natal Midlands This modern, contemporary hotel is located in Umhlanga Ridge, within close proximity to the Gateway Shopping Centre, Umhlanga beaches, and Durban. The hotel not only offers a great location, but has excellent eco credentials in keeping with the demand by today’s travellers to minimise the carbon footprint. There are 204 contemporary bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with separate shower and all modern comforts. Our restaurant offers breakfast and dinner with a lunchtime bar-menu. Open lounge area, bar and lush courtyard with outdoor pool with play ledge for kids and gym.

Fordoun Boutique Hotel, Spa & Restaurant Nottingham Road Ideal spa getaway and cultural experience Awarded S.A’s Best Spa in 2010, Fordoun boasts an oasis of relaxation and sensory bliss. This five star boutique hotel offers a convenient location, luxuriously appointed rooms, friendly service, with a superior fine dining restaurant. If interested in a cultural tour, Dr Ndlovu – the country’s leading expert on Zulu traditional healing and indigenous plants – takes tours to his village in the Kamberg where guests will enjoy a genuine African experience.

KwaZulu-Natal

Accommodation ~ 166

Granny Mouse Country House & Spa is a 4 star boutique hotel situation in the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands. An hour and a half from Durban in the centre of the Midlands Meander offering a wide range of activities and places to visit. With an award winning wine cellar, two restaurants offering fine dining and bistro menus, river and garden accommodation, conference facilities with a chapel, a spa and a single malt whiskey and smoking lounge.


Introduction

Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape is an area of extraordinary diversity, from reclaimed wildlife reserves, a rich cultural heritage to beautiful coastal resorts and golden beaches. In contrast to the sophistication of towns and seaside resorts, this province stretches to the quiet foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains and across to the sparsely populated Great Karoo plains - taking in a variety of sheep farms, ostrich farms and game reserves along the way, including the famous Addo Elephant National Park. The Eastern Cape is South Africa’s second largest province and although unjustifiably underrated as a game destination, it is malaria free and offers a wide variety of wildlife in both national and private game reserves. Shamwari, between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, was the first private conservation initiative in the Eastern Cape and due to its unmitigated success of maintaining environmental integrity and increasing tourism, other private reserves and lodges have followed suit. The Addo Elephant National Park stretches from the ocean to the Zuurberg Mountains and is famed for its elephants and diversity of game.

27°26’17” E 32°51’03” S Introduction ~ Eastern Cape ~ 167

The stretch of coastline from Port Elizabeth to the Fish River is aptly known as the ‘Sunshine Coast’. Well known for its surfing and holiday resorts, this area is a beachlovers paradise. The rugged Wild Coast runs from East London to Port Edward and is an area of spectacular scenery, thick indigenous forests and rich in the cultural heritage of the Xhosa people. The friendly city of Port Elizabeth is the largest city on the coast between Cape Town and Durban. Situated at the mouth of the Buffalo River, East London is South Africa’s only river port. Academically orientated Grahamstown is home to the National Arts Festival, and along with GraaffReinet, known for their historic buildings and interesting museums.


Kenton-on-Sea

Kariega Game Reserve Kariega Game Reserve is an internationally renowned malaria free Big Five private game reserve situated near Port Elizabeth - a natural extension to Cape Town and the Garden Route. This family owned and managed 9000 hectare reserve incorporates the picturesque Kariega and Bushman’s Rivers and is just 10 minutes from the beaches of Kenton-on-Sea. Kariega offers a combination of Big Five game viewing and an expansive variety of fauna, flora and birdlife in a landscape that spans across 5 different Eco systems, offering the most dramatic views and vistas. The result is very powerful and truly unique to Kariega. In addition to unforgettable game viewing from open vehicles with qualified rangers, the Kariega experience is unique in its offering of safe walking close to abundant game and a diversity of activities which include river cruises, canoeing, fishing, a spa and gym and visits to the nearby beaches of Kenton-on-Sea. Choice of 4 luxury lodges: River Lodge 10 luxurious and spacious, air-conditioned and tastefully appointed thatched suites along the banks of the Bushmans River offer the most discerning guests peace and tranquillity. Stunning outdoor pool while special activities include daily boat trips to the Kenton beaches, excellent river fishing and crabbing. Ukhozi Lodge truly captures the romance and intimacy of Africa. Nestled in the bush, 10 superbly appointed air-conditioned luxury suites crafted from log, with private plunge pools and decks, offer panoramic views of the valley. Main Lodge offers families, friends and couples a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy the African bush. All the log chalets are air conditioned, with en-suite bedrooms, a spacious lounge and living area and large private viewing decks and some have private pools. The Homestead is a private lodge with 5 spacious bedrooms, all en-suite, a bar, swimming pool, satellite TV and spectacular views and is perfect for the sole use of a group or family of up to 10 persons.

Eastern Cape

Accommodation ~ 168


African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa

Pumba Private Game Reserve

Welcome to Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa. Set against the backdrop of the malaria-free Eastern Cape’s landscape of savanna, grassland, thicket, fynbos and forest, Pumba is home to Africa’s Big Five, rare free roaming white lion and nearly 60 different species of mammal, 250 species of birds and 24 species of snakes. Guests are invited to experience the essence of ultimate African luxury and style in one of the two unique five star lodges. Uniquely positioned Pumba Water Lodge, set amongst dense bushveld, overlooking Lake Kariega, where the animals come to drink, offers 12 stone-walled, thatched chalets leading off into meandering timber footpaths. Air-conditioning, earth-ware fireplaces and fine linen ensure absolute comfort. The main lodge offers magnificent views from it’s terraced timber deck complete with bushveld pool for lazy summer days. The Bush Bar and floating pier provide the perfect setting to enjoy a refreshing sundowner before dinner, a cordon bleu delight with Eastern Cape flair, complimented by an extensive collection of excellent local wines. Msenge Bush Lodge offers luxury, glass-enclosed, thatched chalets, which flow naturally into the African bushveld, allowing you to become one with nature. Private timber game-viewing decks overlooking a watering hole on a flood plain and stunning mountain views complete this tranquil setting. Dreamy bathrooms with magnificent views, luxury bedrooms opening onto private timber decks complete with plunge pools and outdoor showers, give guests no reason to leave their chalets, except to indulge in a visit to the health spa or to experience the adventure of a Big Five game drive Pumba offers guests excellent game viewing as well as guided walking safaris and an abundance of bird life sure to excite any birding enthusiasts. Other activities on the reserve include bass fishing, archery, stargazing as well as a mini-gym and Msenge Bush Lodge’s Soul Spa. Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa...where five star luxury meets adventure!

Accommodation ~ 169

Eastern Cape


Addo Elephant National Park

Kuzuko Lodge Kuzuko Lodge, located two hours drive north of Port Elizabeth, is built high upon a hill in a private part of the northern section of the Addo Elephant National Park. It is here where breathtaking views from your private veranda are complemented by luxurious chalets and warm, attentive service. With uninterrupted views of the Karoo Plains and the Zuurberg Mountains Kuzuko is the perfect family and corporate getaway. 24 chalets (3 wheelchair accessible) offer a bedroom and lounge area with a sleeper couch which can accommodate two children under 12 years of age. Enjoy views of the sweeping plains below from your bath or private balcony. The lodge offers conferencing facilities for delegations of up to 30 guests as well as having a business centre. Enjoy some time relaxing in the wellness centre while our therapist pampers you with one of a wide selection of treatments on offer, or enjoy a cocktail next to the swimming pool which, like the rest of the lodge, boasts exquisite views of the park below. Day and night game drives and bird-watching are but a few of the ways in which you can truly experience a place so untouched by man. Meals are a real treat with our chef preparing everything, including a wide range of baked items, fresh daily from ingredients which are largely sourced from local farmers and butchers. Boma braais can also be arranged at our Boma located in the Addo Elephant National Park. Night at Kuzuko is a special time when the darkness is punctured only by the light of the stars. The lodge’s telescope on the main deck offers the opportunity to enjoy spectacular star gazing opportunities.

Eastern Cape

Accommodation ~ 170


Samara Private Game Reserve

Graaff-Reinet | Great Karoo

This five star, multi-award winning private game reserve, is situated in the malaria free Great Karoo region of the Eastern Cape, surrounded by 70 000 acres of protected private land and mountains. This special place will inspire with its many conservation projects where every effort is being made to preserve global biodiversity. The Karoo Lodge: This restored colonial homestead offers 6 large auites and the 4 new romantic rooms, all with private patios and views of the amazing landscapes. The homestead has comfortable indoor and outdoor lounges, elegant dining areas including the outdoor Boma, a swimming pool, tennis court and rejuvenating spa treatment options. The Manor At Samara: Can be booked exclusively or individually. This modern villa offers total privacy with its 4 beautiful suites, 2 lounge areas, private dining and breakfast room, outdoor lounge areas, 21m infinity pool with views towards the sunset and mountains overlooking a water hole where a variety of game gather. You also get your very own private ranger and vehicle, chef and butler to attend to your every need. The Mountain Retreat: This exclusive use retreat, hidden away in the mountains, surveys an ancient landscape and offers privacy in a more rustic style with its 4 suites, open plan lounge and dining area with fireplace, outdoor relaxing lounge and dining area with views over the amazing landscape, and a Jacuzzi. All of this comes with your own dedicated ranger and vehicle, chef and butler. This is ideal for those who want to escape and be closer to nature. Samara specialises in endangered species, and is one of the best reserves where you can walk and stalk cheetah on foot as well as view the elusive aardvark and the many other animal and bird species. Samara is a joy for all to see, and is one of the best experiences in Africa. Come experience our thinking man’s safari as you discover the untouched plains of the Camdeboo and learn about this special land that once housed the greatest migration on earth.....

Accommodation ~ 171

Eastern Cape


Near Addo

Amakhala Game Reserve Amakhala Game Reserve is an ideal malaria free choice for your Big Five Safari destination. It has the best location for the traveller that visits Cape Town, the wine lands and the famous Garden Route. This 7500 hectare reserve is known for its truly awesome topography, created by the slowly meandering Bushman’s River running through it. Not only do we offer the much sought after Big Five, but there are over 16 antelope species, zebra, giraffe and many other small, interesting species. In addition to game drives, we also offer boat cruises and guided walks. The Amakhala Heritage Collection of lodges are each owner managed and unique, offering a wide variety of accommodation and personalised style. Bush Lodge: This intimate lodge is situated in the bush, overlooking a watering hole, where each of the 5 suites has a private deck, plunge pool and atmospheric fire place. Safari Lodge: Secretly hidden in a valley, this thatched lodge is a favourite for romantics with its large draped beds and sparkling wine on ice alongside a double aromatherapy bath. Woodbury Lodge: Secluded against the krantz, these stone and thatch units offer guest fantastic views of the reserve over the river basin from their private decks. Leeuwenbosch Country House: Set amidst beautiful indigenous gardens, this 1908 colonial homestead provides an ideal environment to reflect on the wonder of your wildlife experience. Amakhala is the only Eastern Cape reserve to be awarded the Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) label. We are proud to offer you the superb Amakhala service and famous Lion Roars hospitality.

Eastern Cape

Accommodation ~ 172


Nguni River Lodge Addo Elephant Park

Nguni River Lodge, situated in the malaria free Addo Elephant National Park and only 75km from Port Elizabeth offers a world of extreme bio-diversity in one great area and the only park in the world that features the Big Seven. Guests are accommodated in 7 standard double suites with en-suite bathrooms and 1 deluxe King Suite, consisting of 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a large central lounge area. Each suite has its own lounge, fireplace, a private plunge pool and bathroom which opens to the wild. Spread along the edge of a ridge, Nguni River Lodge is an idyllic base for exploring the majestic landscape, spectacular wildlife and fascinating history of Addo Elephant National Park. Guests at Nguni River Lodge are welcomed by a spectacular view over a pristine floodplain with the majestic Zuurberg Mountains as backdrop. Game drives are conducted in open vehicles to ensure close encounters with the Big Five, hundreds of smaller mammal, bird, reptiles and vegetation species where every sound, scent, footprint or broken blade of grass is a sign waiting to be explored. Nguni Spa experience offers guests health and relaxation massages. All treatments can be experienced in the privacy of your suite. Numerous adventure activities are available. Addo Elephant Back Safaris are an adventure of relaxed interaction, enjoying the beauty of the African elephants up close in a meaningful way. Nguni River Lodge is the ultimate safari adventure, combining luxurious accommodation with superb sightings of abundant wildlife.

Zuurberg Mountain Village Addo Elephant National Park

The Zuurberg Mountain Village is a haven of historical delight set high up on the Zuurberg Mountains. It is a tranquil and truly unique mountain top retreat set in 160 hectares of indigenous vegetation with breathtaking views overlooking the Addo Elephant National Park. This 150 year old historical hotel is a mere one hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth and offers guests an elegant lifestyle and ambiance of a bygone era. The Zuurberg Manor & Zuurberg Village offers comfort, traditional country cuisine, friendly staff and a countless number of outdoor activities that enhance your experience The 35 roomed accommodation is set in bright and spacious open ceilinged rooms, either in the Manor house or adjacent cottages. Each cottage features an en suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor showers, underfloor heating and air conditioning. Evenings can be spent watching the sun set from your own private balcony. The manor rooms offer an extra room for lounging or for accommodating extra family members We are ideally positioned for day trips into the adjacent Addo Elephant Park, or Amakhala and Scotia game reserves. We also offer various hiking, horse riding and mountain bike trails, as well as elephant back riding nearby. Why not unwind and relax in our spacious, beautifully landscaped garden with swimming pool while you soak up the beautiful surroundings?

Accommodation ~ 173

Eastern Cape


Shamwari Game Reserve Eastern Cape | Patterson

Shamwari, an African dream, is home to the Big Five including some of Africa’s most endangered species, like Black Rhino. This 25 000 hectare, malaria free, private game reserve is situated at the end of the Garden Route, only 45 minutes by road from Port Elizabeth. Accommodation is offered in six separate 5 star luxury lodges. Long Lee Manor,originally built in 1910, offers a distinctive Colonial experience as well as a spa. Riverdene Lodge is a restored settlers lodge with 9 interleading family rooms, all en suite with airconditioning. The ethnically decorated Lobengula Lodge with its thatched roof is tucked deep in the valley bushveld offering 12 guests a tranquil, luxurious and exclusive getaway, a small gym and a spa. Bayethe Lodge is a luxury tented lodge comprising 12 tented suites, all with private decks and plunge pools.Bayethe Lodge is also equipped with a bush Spa. Eagles Crag, Shamwari’s premier lodge, has 9 detached suites, each with private deck and plunge pool. Sarili Lodge has 5 suites and is an environmentally friendly private African thatch designed villa with a spacious deck overlooking the Bushman’s River. Sarili Lodge and Riverdene Lodge are ideal for families and accommodate children of all ages. Both lodges offer a complimentary kiddies program and allow children from 4 years on game drives.

Shamwari Townhouse

Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve

Port Elizabeth

Port Alfred

Step into a world of unsurpassed sophistication and excellence at the exclusive Shamwari Townhouse in Port Elizabeth. Nestled in the upmarket beachfront suburb of Summerstrand, Shamwari Townhouse is less than ten minutes from the airport and within 100 metres from the rolling Indian Ocean.The Art Deco facade of the double storey building is reflected in the elegant and contemporary interior and the landscaped feature garden completes the picture of serenity. Ten exquisite suites are equipped with business units to keep guests connected with the world. Relax in your own lounge with a selection of beverages from your private bar and enjoy personal five star meals in your room or in the restaurant. Beautifully appointed double bathrooms will further enhance your experience. The Shamwari Townhouse is superb accommodation for business or leisure, offering the service excellence that the Mantis Collection is renowned for the world over. Shamwari Townhouse boasts a spa, gym, private cinema and a cigar bar and children of all ages are welcome.

Eastern Cape

Accommodation ~ 174

What began as a personal sanctuary along the vast expanse of a world famous Eastern Cape beach is now an ultra-luxurious haven for world travellers. Oceana offers a range of distinguished accommodation for your comfort, including Lodge Suites situated in the main lodge and Ocean Suites designed for privacy. The acme of luxury is the Private Ocean House. This secluded comfort for the whole family includes 3 bedrooms en- suite and a private viewing deck for surveying natural wonders, near and far. Enjoy game drives with expert guides, spend the day on the beach or partake in nearby activities like golf and scuba diving which can be arranged on request. Facilities at Oceana include a swimming pool and kids pool, a games room with a pool table and shuffle board, a fully equipped spa with single and couple therapy rooms, as well as a gym. Oceana is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family holiday, as the reserve is malaria free and children of all ages are welcome.


The Beach Hotel Port Elizabeth

This gorgeous hotel is superbly situated only 5km’s from the Port Elizabeth Airport, and is literally on the popular Hobie Beach and adjacent to the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex. All of this combines a splendid location with excellent accommodation, sublime cuisine, along with warm, welcoming and personal hospitality. Enjoy a cocktail on our pool deck whilst soaking up the sun, or take a short walk onto the beach and watch the dolphins playing in the waves. The Beach Hotel will make you feel right at home with its 58 spacious en-suite bedrooms fitted with all the modern amenities you might need. Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining; choose between ‘The Verandah Restaurant’ on our terrace, with its ocean views, stylish dècor and enticing menu, or ‘The Crest Restaurant’ with its beautiful old exposed wooden beams, tantalising seafood and carvery buffet and some of the best curries in Africa. If neither of these two tickle your fancy there’s always ‘Ginger Restaurant’, one of the finest restaurants in Port Elizabeth, where its cool and airy elegance is matched only by the brilliance of its cuisine and service. For a better tomorrow, stay with us today!

African Pride Hacklewood Hill Country House

African Pride Sands @ St Francis St Francis Bay

Port Elizabeth Eight individually decorated en-suite bedrooms furnished with fascinating period pieces and sumptuous fabrics evoke a feeling of a bygone era.

Situated in the exclusive seaside resort of St. Francis Bay, this impressive African beach house offers a five-star getaway experience of pure indulgence.

Centrally situated in close proximity to the airport and city centre, this Victorian Manor House is the perfect home away from home for the weary business man or leisure traveller.

Offering uninterrupted views of the majestic Indian Ocean and endless stretches of pristine coastline, the only thing that comes between you and the ocean is the beach.

Guests are invited to enjoy cordon bleu cuisine in true turn-of-the-century tradition in our charming restaurant. This five-star boutique hotel exudes unsurpassed comfort and style. The English country garden provides a tranquil setting, while a tennis court and swimming-pool are available for the more energetic guests.

All bedrooms are air-conditioned and open onto private decks with stunning views of the beach and infinity pool below. Enjoy cordon bleu cuisine in the glass-fronted restaurant with its central fireplace and surrounding deck, which provides a breathtaking 300deg. panoramic view of the bay. St Francis Bay is situated at the gateway to the picturesque Garden Route and in close proximity to the Eastern Cape’s many malaria-free game reserves, including Pumba Private Game Reserve and Addo Elephant National Park.

Accommodation ~ 175

Eastern Cape


Ibhayi Guest Lodge

Singa Lodge

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth

Ibhayi Guest Lodge nestles in the leafy, village atmosphere of central Walmer, Port Elizabeth. For those wanting to sample Port Elizabeth restaurants, the rich restaurant life of the beachfront or the hidden food-lovers gems in Port Elizabeth’s central region are 10 minutes away.

Named for the mystical dragon-lion of Indonesian mythology, this luxury boutique hotel in Summerstrand offers distinctive 5-star accommodation in Port Elizabeth. Setting itself apart from the ‘every-roomlooks the same’ standardisation of the major hotel chains, this luxurious modern fusion of Eastern and African architecture and decor is an artistic masterpiece.

Leaving the bustle of Walmer coffee shops, gift shops and bookshops behind you, enter a tranquil space where the simple comforts of luxurious linen and well appointed rooms with kitchenette facilities allow you to unwind at the end of a busy day with a quiet drink and a delicious meal.

Each of the twelve suites at our 5-star boutique hotel is a unique space that not only provides deep comfort, but also inspires and enriches your journey.

Whatever the mood, Ibhayi is your home away from home and offers you the best in Port Elizabeth guest house accommodation.

As the sun sets over the wide sweep of the bay, guests gather for cocktails in the intimate quiet of the outside lounge and bar, enjoying a peaceful moment and listening to the sound of the sea in the air.

Bukela Game Lodge

Hlosi Game Lodge

Amakhala Game Reserve

Amakhala Game Reserve

Bukela Game Lodge is a 5 star luxury safari lodge situated on a private game reserve in the Eastern Cape. Our private reserve resting in the rolling hills 80km outside Port Elizabeth, offers a gentle, tranquil escape from the world and provide luxury safari accommodation to our distinguished guests. The abundant Amakhala wildlife includes lion, cheetah, Black and White rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra and buffalo, free roaming over a breathtaking oxbow river plain in the heart of the 7000 hectare, malaria free conservancy. Our intimate four suite lodge offers a luxury safari experience which, combined with our luxurious, secluded accommodation and variety of dining options, creates a remarkable private retreat in which to regenerate body and mind. Come and experience your African safari the way it was meant to be...

Eastern Cape

Accommodation ~ 176

Hlosi Game Lodge is a 5-star Eastern Cape lodge in the Amakhala reserve. Lying along a curve of hill above the Bushman’s River plain in the Eastern Cape,our luxury game lodge is a quiet grassland retreat, offering a rich and intimate luxury African safari experience. As part of the 7000-hectare Amakhala game reserve, Hlosi provides a rich, informative luxury experience for adults and children alike. Our family safari offering includes a varied and supervised activity program. This intimate lodge re-defines exclusivity with four individually styled twin/double suites designed to capture the spirit of a bygone era, while providing the luxuries of contemporary lodge living. In addition, two luxurious 2-bedroom suites to better cater for families and friends traveling together.


Kichaka Private Game Lodge

Gorah

Between Grahamstown & Port Elizabeth

Addo Elephant National Park

Situated in a private game reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, Kichaka is the perfect place to enjoy a Big Five safari experience in quiet luxury.

The incomparable thrill of quietly observing a passing herd of elephant, lion and general game while being served tea on the veranda of a stately Colonial manor house is the stuff of dreams and legends - at Gorah its an everyday occurrence.

Feel instantly at home - the lounge and dining areas are positioned to offer uninterrupted views across unspoilt bush. Large terraces provide a magnificent viewing deck to witness the passage of game to the banks of the adjacent waterhole. Relax and enjoy the scents and sounds of the African bush in 10 beautifully appointed and spacious suites, each with private deck, plunge pool and Wi-Fi connectivity. Experienced guides ensure fascinating game-viewing; enjoy a relaxing massage in the privacy of your suite; outstanding cuisine complemented by premium wines, and our friendly staff are key to Kichaka’s commitment to service excellence and a 5 star experience, tailor-making each guest’s stay to suit individual tastes, interests and moods.

This exclusive Big Five safari lodge recaptures the romantic mystique of authentic safari of centuries past - the awesome natural world of Africa merged with colonial nostalgia and modern sophistication to deliver an unforgettably unique 5-star adventure. After the exhilaration of a game drive, retreat into a romantic tented suite - a private bushveld sanctuary. Located in the heart of the Big Five Addo Elephant National Park in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, Gorah was the first private concession ever awarded in a South African National Park. Gorah is a member of Relais & Chateaux.

The Kelway Hotel

Elephant House

Port Elizabeth

Addo Elephant National Park

The Kelway Hotel is ideally situated within walking distance of local attractions, blue flag status beaches and 5km from Port Elizabeth Airport. Elegant in style, the overall tone of the hotel is warm and inviting.

The Elephant House is an exclusive lodge, situated in the Sunday’s River Valley, minutes from the main gate to the Addo Elephant National Park.

Farriagers, a casual yet sophisticated restaurant and bar, offers something special for everyone. Breakfast, lunch or dinner on the deck can be enjoyed whilst taking in the views across Algoa Bay. Other facilities include a swimming pool, room service, wireless Internet. Good quality and perfect location at affordable prices makes The Kelway Hotel an excellent choice when visiting Port Elizabeth All rooms are air-conditioned, offer satellite television, en-suite bathrooms, safes and tea/coffee making facilities.

The 8 bedroom Colonial style lodge is a thatched lodge, surrounded by deep wraparound verandas, and beautifully decorated with antiques and Persian rugs. With a very relaxed atmosphere, you can either relax on the sofa reading a good book from our library, or relax at the pool with an ice cold gin & tonic. There are various activities to choose from, ranging from guided game drives on our open game viewing vehicles, “Criss-Cross” canoe safaris, Schotia “Tooth & Claw” Safaris, Elephant Back Safaris, and many more.

Accommodation ~ 177

Eastern Cape


Radisson Blu Hotel Port Elizabeth

City Lodge Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth

Overlooking Algoa Bay in Port Elizabeth, the newest 5 star Radisson Blu Hotel is perfectly positioned for both business and pleasure. All 173 of its beautifully appointed rooms boast breathtaking views of the ocean, a haven for beach and water sports enthusiasts. At the Radisson Blu, conferences are hassle-free.

The hotel has a swimming pool for those hot summer days as well as a mini gym and a small meeting room for guest use. It is across the road from Humewood Beach, within walking distance of many restaurants, 500m from the Oceanarium and Boardwalk casino and entertainment area. The hotel is 8 minutes from Port Elizabeth’s CBD and 10 minutes from the Port Elizabeth Airport.

Situated just 10 minutes away from the airport, the hotel has eight, multi-functional event rooms spanning 633m2, all expertly backed by specialist conference and events staff.

City Lodge Port Elizabeth has established an enviable reputation for meeting business and leisure travellers needs over many years.

Meal times are an occasion at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Guests can create culinary memories at the Italian-style Filini Restaurant or enjoy cocktails on the deck at Tabu cocktail lounge.

This hotel has scored highly on numerous occasions in the annual Automobile Association Accommodation Awards. It is situated adjacent to the brand new Town Lodge Port Elizabeth, the city’s newest hotel.

Radisson Blu Hotel’s lifestyle centre, which incorporates the state-of-the-art Space Gymnasium and luxurious Camelot Health Spa, gives guests the opportunity to recharge tired batteries.

Drostdy Hotel

Woodall Country House and Spa

Graaff-Reinet

Near Addo Elephant National Park

The majestic facade of the Drostdy Hotel in Graaff-Reinet speaks for itself. Built in 1804 and designed by famous French architect Louis Michel Thibault as the “Drostdy” of the district. “Drostdy” is the Dutch word for magistrates court. Restored to its former splendour by De Oude Meester group in 1977, it plays host to many of the groups priceless antiques and paintings. It was also in this year that the Drostdy was converted into a hotel set in true historical style. The hotel boasts 51 bedrooms, all en-suite and decorated differently as each room varies in size and style. The restaurant boasts a cuisine traditional of the area.

Eastern Cape

Accommodation ~ 178

Woodall Country House and Spa is set amongst peaceful citrus orchards close to Addo Elephant Park, and only 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth in the malaria free Eastern Cape. This five star boutique hotel is the ideal base from which to explore the adjacent Addo Elephant Park, and nearby game reserves such as Schotia, Amakhala, Pumba and Elephant Back Safaris. Honeymooners are specially pampered in an environment of peace and privacy. Stylish, regional cuisine is served in the thatched dining room with views of resident herons, cormorants and rare waterbirds. The cuisine is inspired by the flavours of local ingredients and freshly picked herbs and vegetables. Complementing the menu is the private underground Diamond award-winning cellar, boasting a unique and comprehensive selection of fine South African wines. Spa facilities include a gym, vitality studio, steam room, Vichy and chromatherapy shower, sauna, hydrotherapy bath and spacious double showers. Experience game at close quarters from Woodall’s open Landcruiser.


Protea Hotel Marine

Cosmos Cuisine Guest House

Port Elizabeth

Addo

Among the superior beachfront hotels in Port Elizabeth, the 4-star Protea Hotel Marine is unparalleled. Overlooking the sun-drenched sands of Pollock Beach, with sweeping views of Algoa Bay, this hotel is renowned for its quality facilities, personal service and luxurious atmosphere. Ideal for holidaymakers, families and executives alike, Protea Hotel Marine offers luxurious accommodation in a range of comfortable ensuite rooms that boast spectacular sea views. Delicious meals can be enjoyed in the hotel restaurant. Within walking distance of safe, sandy beaches, swimming pools, and a casino and entertainment complex.

Experience warm hospitality in a relaxing and comfortable owner managed environment. Guests are spoiled in the renowned restaurant, where food is presented with flair.

Brookes Hill

Paxton Hotel

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth

Wake up to panoramic views of the azure Indian Ocean, take a long walk along the unspoilt beaches or enjoy a scenic drive in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth.

The Paxton Hotel is situated in Port Elizabeth, affectionately known as the ‘Friendly City’ of South Africa.

Brooke’s Hill Suites offers 100 rooms and suites in landscaped gardens, providing guests with a home away from home with everything the leisure or business traveller could ever need. Facilities include the Albatross room for conferences of up to 50 delegates, swimming pool and direct access to the beach. The hotel is close to all the amenities guests might need and is only a five minute drive from the Port Elizabeth Airport.

Indulge your senses throughout the meal with a selection of SA estate wines. Bedrooms offer private entrances, air-conditioning, telephone, TV, fully stocked bar fridges etc. Relax around the rock pool, or unwind in the lush gardens with Koi dams. Personalised game drives,and tours with qualified in-house guide to nearby Addo, Schotia, and Amakhala Game Reserves.

The hotel overlooks the harbour offering magnificent views of Algoa Bay. This beachfront hotel offers luxury accommodation for the discerning traveller and has won the AA Travel Awards for the Best Commercial Hotel, for four consecutive years. The hotel is conveniently situated close to the airport, restaurants, gym, the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex and many beautiful beaches.

Courtyard Port Elizabeth

Lalibela Game Reserve

Port Elizabeth

Grahamstown

The Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth is situated on Marine Drive in the Boardwalk Casino and Resort complex, directly opposite the famed Humewood Beach. The hotel consists of 91 suites and studios, many with sea-facing views. It is just a few minutes drive from the Port Elizabeth CBD and is also an easy drive to the city’s airport.Within close proximity of several restaurants and other attractions, this hotel offers the discerning business or leisure traveller an exclusive and gracious alternative to an ordinary hotel. Wireless internet is available throughout the hotel which also offers a complimentary sundowner drinks service to guests.

Lalibela’s location in the Eastern Cape means it is not only malaria free, but spans 5 ecosystems, resulting in a breathtaking diversity of plants and animals. Unique to the area, Lalibela has no public roads running through its property. Home to the Big Five, all of the animals, including the predators, are free roaming throughout the reserve. Lalibela has 3 lodges, Lentaba Lodge, Marks Camp and Tree Tops, all offering décor that is infused with the essence of Africa, as well as warm and friendly service and unforgettable game viewing. A special children’s programme is offered at Mark’s Camp.

Accommodation ~ 179

Eastern Cape


Sandals Guest House

Protea Hotel Tsitsikamma Village

St Francis Bay

Storms River Experience beauty, tranquility and friendly hospitality in laid-back luxury at Sandals Guest House, situated just 150m from the main beach. Sensational surf, pristine beaches, rugged coastline and indigenous fynbos create a perfect setting for relaxation and play in St Francis Bay. Individually decorated bedrooms open onto your private balcony or sub-tropical garden. We offer 10 large en suite bedrooms, with bath, showers, extra-length beds, free wireless and all modern comforts.

This magical hotel is situated in the quaint village of Storms River and was established in 1946. This privately owned and managed hotel consists of village-style rooms, where each cottage is individually decorated. The property also offers Swiss style chalets built around their own village square. Close to Storms River Mouth, the Big Tree and forest hikes. The hotel is renowned for its good food, old world charm and has been a favourite for many a year.

A perfect stopover between the Garden Route and less than 2 hours drive from Big Five private game reserves.

Diaz 15 House on the Bay

Quarry Lake Inn

Jeffreys Bay

East London Set in lush green gardens, suites and penthouse are tastefully decorated, spacious, air-conditioned and equipped with modern conveniences. Patios and balconies are ideal for barbecues or relaxing over a sundowner while watching the dolphins and whales visiting the bay or relax around the rimflow swimming pool overlooking the beach.

16 luxurious rooms have views of the garden and pool. Peace and tranquility, and birdlife abound in this safe haven. Close to all amenities, yet set apart from the bustle of the town, Quarry Lake Inn is unique in its surroundings of natural beauty. Close to restaurants, beaches and shopping, Quarry Lake Inn is the ideal stop-over en route to or from Garden Route or Wild Coast/ Durban. Breakfast on the sun-drenched deck overlooking the lake, and meet here or in the cosy pub for sundowners at the end of the day. Secure parking. Airport shuttle can be arranged.

Scrumptious breakfasts are unhurried and private - served in the comfort of your own suite. Enjoy safe swimming, surfing, or explore the town centre of Jeffreys Bay with its interesting variety of small restaurants, shell museum and shops. The perfect place to begin or end a tour of the magnificent Garden Route.

Mpongo Private Game Reserve

Premier Hotel ELICC

East London

East London Mpongo Private Game Reserve, only 35km from East London, offers visitors a one of-akind experience of game viewing and true South African hospitality.Home to elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, and numerous antelope and bird species, Mpongo Private Game Reserve offers a unique blend of luxury and gaming experiences on more than 3500 hectare of conservation land. Enjoy a day, weekend or a whole week at this magnificent malaria free reserve in the heart of the Eastern Cape. With its rolling hills, river valleys and luscious surroundings, it caters to the heart of even the keenest eco-tourist.

Eastern Cape

Accommodation ~ 180

Premier Hotel ELICC offers the ultimate in luxurious accommodation to business and leisure travellers, with panoramic views of the coastline and the Indian Ocean. Located adjacent to the East London International Convention Centre, a mere 10 minutes from the major shopping, entertainment and sporting facilities and only 15 minutes to the East London Airport, Premier Hotel ELICC is bound to be the venue of choice for the discerning traveller. This beachfront hotel offers a choice of 260 stylish rooms, ranging from suites, executive suites and penthouse suites, a pool bar and swimming pool for the enjoyment of guests.


Introduction

Western Cape

The Western Cape has an extensive coastline and diverse terrain, varying from spectacular mountain ranges in the south to semi-desert plains of the Cape Karoo. Known as one of the world’s most beautiful places, the Western Cape offers visitors gorgeous scenery and iconic attractions. With six distinct tourism regions, Cape Town, the “Mother City” has Table Mountain as a backdrop; it is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and home to the top five national attractions in South Africa. Don’t miss a visit up Table Mountain; the V&A Waterfront offers a unique shopping and holiday experience on a scenic working harbour; Robben Island the former prison home of Nelson Mandela; Cape Point and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The Cape West Coast boasts attractive fishing villages and from August to September hosts a dramatic display of spring flowers. The Cape Winelands has a selection of over 200 cellars to choose from, producing some of the finest wines in the world. The seaside resorts in the Cape Overberg coastal region include Hermanus, famous for whale watching and Arniston, with its white washed fisherman’s cottages. The Cape Garden Route and Klein Karoo include a world of mountains, indigenous forests, lakes and endless beaches. Attractions of the semi-desert Klein Karoo include the Cango Caves, a spectacular and accessible cave system, and numerous ostrich farms. The Cape Karoo, with its endless plains and rugged mountains, contains some of the world’s most important archaeological sites.

18°25’10” E 33°55’11” S Introduction ~ Western Cape ~ 181


Cape Town | V & A Waterfront

The Table Bay Occupying a prime position on the historical waters of Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The Table Bay Hotel is magnificent, an architectural masterpiece that captures the essence of the enchanting Cape, the Victorian elegance of yesterday, and the contemporary design of today straddling the antique breakwater with a style that is both innovative and entirely in keeping with its surroundings. The Table Bay Hotel offers its guests absolute 5-star luxury, superb gourmet food and spectacular views. Each of the 329 designer-decorated rooms and suites offer magnificent views across the bay to Robben Island or the majestic Table Mountain. The plush décor, elegant finishes and in-room facilities provide luxurious comfort while being complemented with all the practical amenities necessary for the business person. Enjoy elegant gastronomic sophistication to relaxed, informal dining – The Atlantic Grill, overlooking Table Mountain and the inner harbour, offers a distinctive style, unsurpassed indulgence and an exciting edge to fine dining - an à la carte menu with a seating capacity of 150 guests indoors and 80 on the terrace. The Conservatory is stylish, yet informal, set on the south-western side of the grand foyer of The Table Bay Hotel with its adjacent Union Bar. Relax, unwind around the pool or rejuvenate yourself at the Table Bay Health Spa. The tranquility of this harbour spa soothes, providing traditional and holistic care for the skin and body, with a variety of advanced therapies for both men and women. The Table Bay Hotel is a premier conference centre and has a stellar record as an event venue for international and local corporations. Surrounded by turquoise oceans and dramatic vistas, the recent accolades achieved may be attributed to exemplary service and impeccable professionalism. The Table Bay Hotel is a journey like no other.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 182


L’ Ermitage

Franschhoek

On the slopes of the Franschhoek Pass, amidst sweeping tracts of fynbos, lies the exclusive village of L’Ermitage. L’Ermitage is set within the secure grounds of the prestigious Fransche Hoek Wine and Olive Estate, nestled between Chamonix and Haute Cabriére, offering privacy and extreme beauty. Here you will find the charming five-star Chateau du Pré presiding over 36 private Villas. Warm, cheerful days in Franschhoek can be enjoyed next to the pool. Wine tastings and samplings of new Fransche Hoek wines can be enjoyed at the poolside bar or Kizzy’s Bar alongside the lake. Within the village is also the fine-dining restaurant where you can expect a gourmettreat to tickle your taste buds and prime your palate. Dishes are inventive and fresh, designed to enhance both alfresco or indoor dining. Within this provencal setting with magnificent views, it is expected that your dining experience be a lingering, unhurried affair. For a unique wellness experience there is the Ginkgo Spa. For weddings and social celebrations, or conferencing and corporate affairs you need look no further than L’Ermitage for an unforgettable experience. The non-denominational chapel offers a quiet sanctuary to the wedding couple and lends depth to the occasion. Winner of the Best Development in Africa and Silver Award of Excellence from the South African Landscaping Institute in the In-house Design category for our beautiful gardens, L’Ermitage Chateau & Villas offers guests classy, country Franschhoek lifestyle just 45 minutes outside the city of Cape Town and 59 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. TGCSA 5 Star grading.

Accommodation ~ 183

Western Cape


Cape Town | Bantry Bay

Ellerman House & Villa Hidden away in the prime location of Bantry Bay is this understated small gem. Ellerman House enjoys the finest views of the Atlantic seaboard from its commanding position, just 10 minutes away from the V&A Waterfront. Gourmet lovers will rejoice with a choice of 7 000 bottles of wine to accompany superb cuisine, in true Relais & Chateaux style. A sensational art collection comprising the finest 20th century South African artists adorns each and every corner of this historical property. Additionally, the recently opened private gallery, the Ellerman Contemporary, aims to showcase the best of South African modern art. The unique atmosphere created by Ellerman House for its guests, gives access to a rich visual history of South Africa and an unparalleled cultural experience. With total privacy, the feeling of a family home is recreated at Ellerman House. Having only 9 bedrooms and two suites, this intimate, romantic and special boutique hotel epitomises the best in South African hospitality. The contemporary and style-savvy Ellerman Villa is next door. Offering a double-storey private haven with endless ocean views, this triumph of design and technology offers three bedrooms ensuite and is serviced by its own private butler. Below the Villa, the luscious Ellerman House Spa is flanked by two sea-facing spa rooms.Ellerman House’s in house concierge team is there to look after every need of our guests and can compile tailor made packages to experience the very best that Cape Town and surroundings has to offer. Your stay is on a bed and breakfast basis, including transfers to and from the airport. Made to order breakfast including freshpressed juices and home-baked breads and pastries, hand finished laundry packed in tissue paper, complimentary teas, coffees, spirits and beer, fully stocked in-room bar with luxury brands, guest pantry with wide selection of snacks and in-between meal options, sunset cocktails, broadband wireless Internet access and 24 hours security. Ellerman House was created for the enjoyment of the discerning traveller to South Africa and the Cape so they could experience our wonderful South African hospitality, natural splendour, fine wines, exceptional cuisine and South African art treasures that have for so long remained undiscovered by art lovers.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 184


Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Residence

Cape Town | Green Point

Set against the iconic outline of Table Mountain, with panoramic views over the city and Atlantic Ocean, the award winning Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Residence provides an enclave of luxury and refinement right in the heart of South Africa’s most beautiful metropolis. From the grand and elegant facade and entrance to the intimate and relaxed atmosphere of the designer furnished suites, the Cape Royale is the first choice for discerning travellers seeking the very best in comfort and convenience. With ample living and entertainment areas in all suites, a choice of two restaurants, state-of-theart executive meeting rooms and boardrooms, a Spa and gym and roof deck pool and bar, the Cape Royale is a landmark hotel in Cape Town. Cape Royale Luxury Hotel offers guests a rare combination of ‘home away from home’ comfort and a venue exotic enough for you to want to leave the world behind. Our luxurious Cape Town hotel brings together the familiarity and sophistication of Europe and the vibrant spirit of Africa. Here your arrival is celebrated through personalised service of staff trained to indulge your every whim with the utmost professionalism and discretion and the warmth of African hospitality. Our concierge will leave no stone unturned in assisting you with information pertaining to the many pleasures of Cape Town and its surroundings. The award winning Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Residence strives to meet all holiday travellers expectations. Catering for families as well as romantic getaways, the Cape Royale prides itself in the detail of fine service and exceptional holiday experiences.

Accommodation ~ 185

Western Cape


Cape Town | City Bowl

Taj Hotel - Cape Town The Taj Cape Town welcomes guests to the vibrant heart of one of the world’s most scenic and desirable cities, Cape Town. The hotel is a combination of rich history and elegant contemporary architecture. Originally home to the South African Reserve Bank and Temple Chambers and later the Board of Executors (BOE), it successfully combines the heritage of the old with the luxury of the new. This five-star hotel is ideally located in the centre of historic Cape Town at the entrance to the famous pedestrian precinct, St George’s Mall. Its prime site ensures that the Taj Cape Town is perfectly situated for those looking to discover authentic Cape Town; and its blend of fascinating history, exotic culture, soulful art, lively entertainment and delectable cuisine. The historic structure of the Taj Cape Town is home to the Heritage Rooms and Suites, Tower Rooms and Suites, The Presidential Suite and the Taj Club. These 176 exquisite rooms offer guests old-world quality complemented by modern features and luxury amenities. The Taj Cape Town presents an eclectic variety of cuisine and culinary experiences including Bombay Brasserie, MINT and Twankey Seafood Champagne and Oyster Bar. The magnificent banqueting and meeting rooms combine the elegance of a bygone era with state-of-the-art technology. Jiva Spas offer a spectrum of authentic, traditional Indian wellness treatments and experiences in a stylish and soothing setting. Drawing from ancient India healing wisdom and Ayurveda, Jiva Spas believe that a spa unfolds a way of life within which the life force is the bedrock of wellness. All products used at Jiva Spas are natural and uniquely developed from Indian herbs, essential oils and special ingredients.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 186


Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites Cape Town | V&A Waterfront

Ideally positioned on the fringe of the V&A Waterfront within the Cape Town International Convention Centre precinct, this six floor state-of-the-art hotel provides the ultimate accommodation choice for both business and leisure travellers. With a fresh water canal running through the hotel, Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites links the city to the sea. Offering 40 quality rooms and 18 luxury suites, Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites offers clean lines and high-quality furnishings, along with pure luxury and modern elegance. Trendy, sophisticated amenities combined with up-market and private meeting facilities makes Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites the hottest property on the business and conference circuit. Harbour Bridge Restaurant portrays a convenient and picturesque location alongside the canal. The menu offers a variety of flavoursome food that is simple and uncomplicated. In line with the cuisine, the decor is crisp and clean and makes for relaxed dining within a chic environment. It promises to offer the discerning traveller an unforgettable location and uncompromising levels of service, culminating in a unique experience only Cape Town can offer. Cape Town International Airport is only 25 minutes away. TGCSA 4 Star grading.

Adderley Hotel Cape Town | City Bowl

Adderley Hotel in Cape Town’s city centre blends urban historic facades with chic 21st century interiors and can be best described as a ‘trendy’ boutique hotel. Situated in the historical end of Cape Town’s main thoroughfare of Adderley Street, close to the Company Gardens, Parliament, Greenmarket Square and buzzing Long Street, this 27 - suite hotel is well placed for both corporate and leisure travellers. Each modern and spacious suite has an en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower, seating and dining area, business work station, fully equipped kitchenette and minibar. Adderley Hotel’s own Bowl Cuisine Lounge & Terrace overlooking bustling Adderley Street caters for room service, breakfast, lunch, light meals throughout the day, refreshing cocktails and dinner. The decor is avant-garde nouveau design that introspectively creates a sophisticated dining experience within Cape Town’s bustling city vibe, also welcoming the public. The conference room seating up to 16 delegates is ideal for intimate meetings and small conferences. Adderley Hotel is 25 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. TGCSA 4 Star grading.

Accommodation ~ 187

Western Cape


Leisure Bay Luxury Suites Cape Town | Milnerton

Walk directly onto an endless stretch of white sandy beach from the hotel’s terrace! This stylish 4 star luxury suite hotel is set right on the dunes with panoramic views of Cape Town’s Table Mountain and Robben Island. Each of the 30 luxury suites face the sea and the spectacular sight of the African sun setting over the Atlantic Ocean is a view not to be missed. All suites have an en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower, spacious lounge, dining area and fully equipped kitchenette. The suites are very suitable for families. Leisure Bay is situated 25 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and only minutes drive away from Cape Town’s city centre, where there are a wide variety of markets, shopping centres, theatres, cinemas and a vibrant night life. The V&A Waterfront, Century City, Ratanga Junction, the historical Cape Winelands and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve are all nearby attractions. Centrally located and close to a health club, world class golf course and scenic mountain trails, there is much fun and entertainment to be had by all. The Beach Bistro offers a scrumptious South African breakfast and a variety of tasty light meals throughout the day. The a la carte dinner menu caters for the whole family. It opens onto the swimming pools and terrace, sheltered by the indigenous fynbos covered dunes overlooking Table Bay.

Bantry Bay Luxury Suites Cape Town | Bantry Bay

Discover excellence on the Platinum Mile of trendy Bantry Bay, where the ocean, mountains and Mother City blend. Close to the CBD and V&A Waterfront, the hotel is ideal for leisure travellers who wish to experience the relaxed atmosphere of a seaside boutique hotel. Each of the 41 luxury hotel suites and semi suites has en-suite bathrooms complete with separate bath and shower, seating and dining area, business work station, fully equipped kitchenette and mini-bar. All sea facing suites enjoy majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean from their sun-filled balconies. Freddie’s Bar & Lounge offers delectable cocktails and light meals until 23h00 daily. With direct access to the crystal clear private swimming pool, choose to sip your cocktail beside the inviting cool water. Smart and chic indoors, stylish and relaxing outdoors, Freddie’s Bar & Lounge is a perfect setting for sundowners on a hot summers day or a glass of red wine or espresso in winter. The Atlantic Café serves delicious South African breakfasts daily. Literally 200 metres from the ocean, a short stroll down the road will take you to the majestic Atlantic Ocean and a number of sandy beaches ideal for soaking up the delicious African sun. Take a leisurely 4km walk along the seaside promenade to the V&A Waterfront whilst spotting whales, dolphins and seals along the way. Cape Town International Airport is 30 minutes away. TGCSA 4 Star grading.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 188


Simon’s Town Quayside Hotel Simon’s Town

Simon’s Town Quayside Hotel is set on the water’s edge of the Simon’s Town yacht basin with breathtaking views over False Bay and the majestic Simon’s Kloof mountains. Situated at the heart of the Cape Point Route, this superior four star hotel and conference centre offers a unique accommodation, conferencing, shopping and dining experience for business and leisure travellers alike. Each of the 26 luxury bedrooms has magnificent views of either False Bay and the Simon’s Town yacht basin or the Simon’s Kloof mountains. Comfortably furnished for ultimate relaxation, all rooms have en-suite bathrooms with separate bath and shower. Enjoy a spectacular sunrise from the private balcony of your room and absorb the breathtaking views across the bay. Simon’s Town Quayside Hotel offers two fully equipped conference centres – the Drakensberg conference facility catering for groups of up to 60 delegates with the additional advantage of the Protea conference area as a breakaway room.The smaller Outeniqua conference facility caters for up to fifteen delegates. Take a leisurely stroll to nearby Boulders Beach to view the biggest penguin colony in Africa. Spend a morning shark cage diving with the Great White sharks or go kayaking in and around the bay where you might get the opportunity to spot some whales or dolphins. Choose from a series of boat trips on your doorstep – harbor cruises, trips to Seal Island and Cape Point. Simon’s Town Quayside Hotel is 50 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and 10 minutes from Cape Point. TGCSA 4 Star grading.

The Capetonian Hotel Cape Town | City Centre

The Capetonian, nestled between the vibrant Atlantic Seaboard and Table Mountain is opposite Cape Town’s new prestigious International Convention Centre and the Roggebaai Canal which flows to the famous V&A Waterfront. Located conveniently, guests are provided easy access to Cape Towns main tourist attractions, shopping and central business district. All 170 of our elegantly appointed rooms command spectacular views of Table Mountain or Table Bay. The Capetonian provides a mini gym, alternatively a two minute stroll brings you to the international Virgin Active Health Club. As an added service to our guests, our concierge can arrange your itinerary, excursions, car hire and all reservations whether theatre, flights or whatever is required without you stepping out of the hotel. The hotel’s central location places you just minutes away from Cape Town’s world class tourist attractions. These include golden beaches, museums, art galleries, Ratanga Junction Theme Park, The Good Hope Castle, Table Mountain Cableway, internationally acclaimed Two Oceans Aquarium, restaurants and theatres. We take pleasure in offering a complimentary shuttle service to the V&A Waterfront. Certified Halaal On the Square restaurant leading onto Captains Terrace, which overlooks the vibrant Pier Square, is immaculately maintained to our chef’s exacting standards. This popular restaurant caters for scrumptious buffets and an exciting á la carte menu. Our fully licensed Off The Record is renowned for its variety of international dishes, each prepared exclusively for your dining pleasure. Adjacent to Off The Record is our VIP Club Lounge with an array of business class facilities and bar service.

Accommodation ~ 189

Western Cape


African Pride 15 On Orange Cape Town | City Centre

Cape Town is well known for a slavish obsession to style and fashion. It frequently seems as if the city’s inhabitants intend competing with the beauty bestowed by nature. With all the attention to looking good one does sometimes get the sense that style has triumphed all. No longer. The African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel silences all style versus substance debate. At last the Mother City has delivered a hotel where form and function compliment rather than compete. Offering 129 accentuated suites which anticipate the needs and desires of the modern guest, this hotel has just raised the bar out of reach for many hoteliers in the fairest Cape. Guests at African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel will find themselves located in the heart of Cape Towns CBD, however the on site attractions may just make exploring the city fall a little further back on the priority list, albeit that the views afforded of Table Mountain from the roof top pool ensure the quintessential Cape Town experience. The Suntra Spa is further evidence of the attention to detail that is so clearly a guiding principle of this hotel. For pre dinner cocktails, the Murano Bar, featuring more than ten thousand imported Murano crystal links to form a two storey chandelier, serves a mean martini and lashings of atmosphere. The hotel’s restaurant, Savour, is likely to become a city institution. Executive chef Michael Meyepa has created a menu that hints at his travels but pays homage to his Mauritian home. A nightcap at the Judges Lounge is a legal necessity. In addition to a varied and generously stocked bar, a shocking purple pool table provides a very civilised way to round off an evening.

African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa Cape Town| Century City

At the heart of Century City lies the luxurious oasis of the African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa. The magnificent 180 bedroom hotel invites guests to be enveloped in a sense of timeless magnificence which has been effortlessly blended with energetic radiance through the clever use of modern design, décor, lighting and sheer attention to detail on every level. Located a mere 10 minutes from Cape Town Central and the V&A Waterfront, the hotel is nestled besides palm-lined canals which boasts views that stretch out towards the majesty of Table Mountain, Robben Island and the Cape Winelands. Direct pedestrian connectivity to Canal Walk Shopping centre is bound to satisfy any shopaholics addiction. With Ratanga Junction theme park located adjacent to the hotel, you can indulge your taste for adventure or take a walk on the wild side with a meander through the nearby 16 hectare Intaka Bird Sanctuary. Each room is a haven of serenity, with mood-enhancing lighting, unique circular shower and added complimentary extras. Step out into the swimming area, suspended above the hotel’s porte cochére, and enjoy cocktails and sushi while watching the sunset followed by a fine dining experience in our Towers restaurant. End the evening off with something sweet from our 24hour deli. Awaken your senses through sound, look, touch and feel, leaving your mind and body feeling completely reinvigorated at the luxurious Life Day Spa. African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa – Pure Perfection, Pure Luxury, Pure Hotel!

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 190


Protea Hotel Victoria Junction Cape Town | Green Point

The newly refurbished Protea Hotel Victoria Junction will continue to offer both the business and leisure traveller a unique urban hotel experience in Green Point, the growth hub of Cape Town, voted one of the world’s leading cities. This hotel defined unique hospitality in the past with its rugged industrial looks and film theme nuances. Now, we offer you the same great service, the same friendly staff but a softened industrial, sophisticated look with clean design lines and less clutter! Improved room facilities will see ninety percent of our bathrooms feature a walk-in rain shower, environmentally friendly fittings, iPod docking stations, 32inch LCD screens and improved wireless internet facilities throughout the hotel. With all the development in Green Point, our location offers you fantastic access to the new Green Point stadium, the Green Point park, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the Cape Quarter lifestyle centre through new pedestrian and cycling ways. Our proximity to the CBD, the CTICC, Table Mountain, Cape Town’s favourite beaches and a myriad of restaurants and eateries will continue to provide you with great convenience when travelling to the mother city! A new gym on site will compliment easy access to two other fitness clubs within a 1 km radius from the hotel. Improved conference facilities, a new concept eatery and a continued commitment to environmentally friendly practices will ensure that the Protea Hotel Victoria Junction continues to provide a unique urban hotel experience.

Protea Hotel Knysna Quays Knysna

One of the best hotel sites in South Africa, the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays enjoys a spectacular outlook of the renowned coastal town of Knysna. The hotel is nestled in the heart of the Garden Route and offers a unique Guest experience with premium accommodation accentuated with scenic beauty and natural surrounds. The hotel boasts superb facilities which include an outdoor heated swimming pool, wellness therapist for massage treatments, free Internet service and a unique dining experience with a selection of six restaurants on the Knysna Waterfront. Remember to sample the delicious oysters which Knysna is famous for. Accommodation comprises of 123 bedrooms decorated in warm earth tones with spectacular views of the Knysna Lagoon, historical train station or the Waterfront complex. All rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, coffeetea making facilities, fridge, digital safes, telephone, wireless Internet connection, hair dryers and satellite television. The Protea Hotel Knysna Quays is within walking distance of the town’s centre and has a variety of activities and attractions for everyone. So whether you after some sea and sand, dining out or outdoor activities, Knysna has it all!

Accommodation ~ 191

Western Cape


Victoria & Alfred Hotel Cape Town | V&A Waterfront

This luxury hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of Cape Town’s famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, 25km from Cape Town International Airport. Framed by the ocean and Table Mountain, the elegance and luxury of the Victoria & Alfred Hotel is rivaled only by its relaxed atmosphere and warm personal service. Built in 1904 as the North Quay Warehouse and converted in 1990 to a luxury hotel, it is named in honour of the Queen of England and her son, who visited the Cape in 1870, when Prince Alfred officially opened the Breakwater basin, today’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The Victoria & Alfred Hotel is situated right in the middle of one of the country’s top destinations, Cape Towns beautifully restored Waterfront. Guests can walk in the utmost safety to some of the finest retail outlets, from designer stores to restaurants, craft markets, cinemas and entertainment in the amphitheatre. OYO Restaurant and Cocktail Bar offers both a visual and culinary delight specialising in seafood, with each table overlooking a working harbour and the majestic Table Mountain. With 94 spacious well-appointed bedrooms on three floors - It’s the detail that gives the Victoria & Alfred Hotel its elegance, intimacy, romance and reputation. All the rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, safe, interactive and satellite television, high speed and wireless internet connection. Rooms are either Mountain or Piazza facing.

Ambassador Hotel & Executive Suites Cape Town | Bantry Bay

Perfectly positioned on the slopes of Lions Head and perched high above the rocks of the Cape Peninsula’s famous Atlantic coastline, The Ambassador Hotel & Executive Suites offer spectacular views and unforgettable sensory pleasures. Within easy walking distance to the world-renowned Clifton beaches and close proximity to shops, restaurants, entertainment, Cape Town’s CBD and V&A Waterfront, The Ambassador Hotel is ideally situated to explore all the Cape has to offer. Guests can soak up the atmosphere of the ocean relaxing at the pool just metres away from the rocks, in the bar lounge overlooking the sea, or watching seagulls perched on bedroom windowsills. SALT restaurant is an all round sensory experience, commanding a breathtaking position in Bantry Bay with floor to ceiling glass windows that stretch the length of the restaurant. Distinguished by impeccable service and classic, contemporary décor, SALT serves simple food in an easy-dining atmosphere, complemented by an extensive wine list of 70 wines. Other facilities include a complimentary daily shuttle service to and from the V&A Waterfront, child minding services, a travel clinic, pharmacy and valet parking. With a choice of 68 elegantly appointed hotel rooms or 29 fully-equipped and fullyserviced executive suites, coupled with the calming sounds of the ocean, guests are always assured of a unique, superior and relaxed stay. The 1 and 2 bedroom executive suites are perfect for travelling families, long stays or self-catering holidays. Full hotel services are available and each fully air-conditioned suite is equipped with all the necessary utensils.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 192


Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa Cape Town | V&A Waterfront

Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa is a luxury boutique hotel situated in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Originally built as the Harbour Master’s private residence in the 1800’s, this architectural gem has been transformed into one of Cape Town’s most exclusive and elegant boutique hotels. Dock House is a unique jewel in the crown of the V & A Waterfront, offering discerning guests, visiting dignitaries and celebrities exclusive accommodation and personalised yet unobtrusive butler-style service in an excellent world class setting. The glamorous suite and each of the five chic rooms have been individually decorated and imbued with a unique and understated Victorian elegance, juxtaposed with lush contemporary style and comfort. The suite has access to a private garden, while the other ground floor room opens onto a veranda overlooking the groomed garden and pool area. Three of the 4 four upstairs rooms have balconies overlooking the Waterfront’s scenic harbour and surroundings. The Elements Spa offers guests sophisticated cutting edge gym facilities with panoramic harbour and mountain vistas, as well as secluded treatment rooms for personalised pampering. Queen Victoria Hotel Queen Victoria Hotel is a luxuriously appointed, deluxe boutique hotel in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The overall look does not only reflect the hotel’s unique location but also encapsulates the luxurious style and attention to detail that defines small, luxury retreats around the world. The hotel has 35 luxurious rooms and suites, including a presidential suite with a generous terrace for al fresco entertaining.From the food and beverage offering at Dash, the hotel’s restaurant and bar, to the interior aesthetics, the Queen Victoria Hotel embodies a sense of international flair fused with local flavour.

One & Only Cape Town Cape Town | V&A Waterfront

One&Only Cape Town is a destination unto itself – an urban chic Waterfront resort providing an unprecedented level of luxury in South Africa. In the heart of the picturesque Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with captivating views of Table Mountain, this contemporary resort features the largest accommodation in all of Cape Town, with a stylish island design and African flair accentuating the 131 spacious guest rooms and suites. Within the lobby of the seven-storey Marina Rise, guests can experience the continent’s only restaurant by legendary chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, where the upper level Nobu bar features a selection of Sakes including plum wines, Japanese beer and a selection of Sake and Shochu based cocktails. Welcoming to both couples and families, Reuben Riffel captures the essence of the South African spirit and pride with his first urban restaurant, Reuben’s, which is known for his acclaimed local flair and wholesome bistro fare, is also open for breakfasts, lunch and dinner. Amidst the energy of a bustling city, One&Only Spa occupy its own private island and offer many signature treatments, including the renowned Pedi & Manicure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez. Guests looking for a relaxed, poolside setting can enjoy Isola, our outdoor restaurant for a combination of island and classic Italian cuisine.

Accommodation ~ 193

Western Cape


Cape Grace Cape Town | V&A Waterfront

Cape Grace sits on its own quay in Cape Town’s V & A Waterfront, with a working dock on one side and a multi-millionaire yacht playground on the other. Our recent refashioning, inspired by Cape Town’s heritage, juxtaposes modern and period with hand-painted murals and silk drapes, Cape artefacts and a dose of quirk and wit through chandeliers hanging with unusual objects. What distinguishes Cape Grace’s decor is the local craftsmanship that speaks of attention to detail and dedication; qualities that embody every Cape Grace experience. Each of the 120 luxurious rooms and suites with views of Table Mountain or the harbour are decorated differently, but common features include fresh flowers, robes and slippers in the dressing room, separate bath & shower, private mini bar, flatscreen TV, iPod docking station, room safe and wireless connectivity. Dine wherever the mood takes you at Cape Grace; oysters & champagne on the pool terrace, soup and quick bites or sweet afternoon treats in the library, a romantic meal in your suite, or á la carte in Signal Restaurant where classic dishes are touched by South African flavours. A favourite al fresco spot is beside Bascule Whisky, Wine and Cocktail Bar, flanking the private marina. Our 56-foot yacht “Spirit of the Cape” is moored alongside and is available for charters, sunset cruises and even a whisky tasting, sampling from the Bascule Bar’s largest collection of whiskies south of the equator. The Spa at Cape Grace has its own menu of temptations, with innovative treatments incorporating African products and ancient methods. Sweeping views of Table Mountain, Cape Town city skyline and the yacht marina will send you into sensory pleasure overload.

Pepper Club Luxury Hotel & Spa Cape Town | City Centre

Pepper Club Luxury Hotel & Spa is located in the cosmopolitan city centre of Cape Town. Catering for the discerning businessman and savvy modern travellers, Pepper Club is set to address the growing need for a luxury hotel in the heart of the city. The hotel will elevate the standard of luxury accommodation to a level not previously seen in the area, offering a hotel experience on par with the best hotels in the world. Delivering a new level of sophistication and unparalleled luxury living in Cape Town, innovative design, personalised amenities and unsurpassed service are all part of the five-star experience you can expect as a guest of Pepper Club. The hotels features include, among others, opulent interiors, a fine-dining restaurant, an intimate private cinema, a swimming pool with panoramic views, a fully-equipped gymnasium, a luxurious spa, 24-hour concierge service and security.Escalating 20 stories high into the city skyline, this exclusive 210-room hotel offers the ultimate in glamour and sophistication, with an emphasis on comfort and friendly hospitality. All Suites present stylish finishes; including floor to ceiling windows which attract alluring spaces, and all-encompassing views of the cities mountains and harbour.In a first for South Africa the developers of Pepper Club have combined the hotel with a multimillion rand stylish beach club and cocktail bar, Pepper Club on the Beach, and classy night spot, St Yves, both of which are situated on the Camps Bay beachfront. With panoramic views, our guests not only witness one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but also have a first-class springboard to all the attractions that cosmopolitan Cape Town offers.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 194


The Commodore Cape Town | V&A Waterfront

Escapism is not only a state of mind; it’s a place at the cosmopolitan Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town. And that place is The Commodore, a Legacy hotel where stylish living, excellent service and a tranquil setting comes standard, ensuring that our guest return year after year whether for leisure or business. Enjoy breathtaking views of the charming ‘Mother City’ from some of the rooms on the upper floors which have all been decorated in a nautical theme in keeping with the location. Cots are available on request for families bring children and babysitting services can be organised through our reception. Relax next to the pool after a work-out in the on-site gymnasium or visit the spa located within the hotel. Treat yourself to cocktails on the terrace or enjoy fine fare at the Clipper Restaurant. Alternatively enjoy speciality Cape Malay cuisine at The Commodores sister hotel, The PortsWood which is well known for its authentic Malay dishes. The Commodore has state-of-the-art conference facilities boasting video conferencing facilities. Our conference venues can accommodate up to 80 delegates. Guests have access to secure undercover parking. Visitors also have easy access to all the entertainment, shopping and dining choices the V&A Waterfront has to offer as well as the Two Oceans Aquarium.

The PortsWood Cape Town | V&A Waterfront

Part of Cape Town’s colonial history, the PortsWood was originally built as a Convict Station with the current restaurant built over the well and holding cells for prisoners en-route to Robben Island. Today, the PortsWood is the type of place where you’re far more likely to want to extend your stay. Located on the V&A Waterfront, a mere 22 km from Cape Town International Airport, the elegant PortsWood Hotel not only offers superior accommodation and a relaxed atmosphere, but a uniquely personal approach to service. This service commitment extends far beyond the leisure traveller to meet the demands of the international business people with modem points in every room. The hotel has a boardroom which is suitable for meetings or private functions for up to 12 delegates and the conferencing facilities at the PortsWoods sister hotel The Commodore, located adjacent to the PortsWood, can accommodate groups of up to 80 delegates. Of course, no stay would be complete without one of the Quarterdeck Restaurant’s famous breakfasts or traditional Cape Malay dishes before taking the short trip to Cape Town’s vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront where a variety of chic boutiques and entertainment venues await.

Accommodation ~ 195

Western Cape


Hilton Cape Town City Centre Cape Town | Bo-Kaap

Exclusive luxury, personalized service, distinctive hospitality and exceptional facilities meticulously crafted around the needs of business and leisure travellers is what you can expect from the 5-star Hilton Cape Town City Centre. The hotel enjoys an amazing location in the heart of the city and is a 20 minute drive from the Cape Town International Airport. It is ideally situated for quick access to the Convention Centre, Central Business District, restaurants and entertainment, beaches, shopping malls and popular tourist destinations. The hotel’s 137 rooms are generously proportioned and provide a relaxed ambiance. The Business and Banqueting Centre offers flexible options including 7 meeting rooms and an executive boardroom with state-of-the-art equipment. Leisure facilities include a well equipped fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool. A luxurious Mercedes service, child minding and butler services are all available on request. Hilton offers an excellent choice for diners with 2 restaurants serving the world’s finest cuisines and flavours, from mouth watering European fare to authentic Arabic, Asian and African delights. On our Pool Deck we also offer the country’s most authentic (“Shisha Hubbly Bubbly”) open air venue. The hotel’s 7th and 8th floors will be designated as our executive floors offering separate check-in, check-out, butler service and special amenities. On level P a dedicated executive lounge will offer breakfast, afternoon tea, evening canapès and drinks.

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront Cape Town | Granger Bay

Uniquely located on the glittering azure of Cape Town, the hotel has the majesty of the legendary Table Mountain soaring behind it and every shopping and eating delight beside it. With 177 bright and elegantly designed guest rooms including 11 Two Bedroom Suites and 58 Business Class Rooms, all with private balconies and spectacular views either over a private marina, the powering beauty of Table Mountain or across Table Bay to Robben Island. Additionally there are 22 Superior Rooms and 86 Non Sea Facing Standard Rooms. There is no better location situated for a lunch, dinner or a leisure drink than at the Tobago’s Restaurant, Bar & Terrace. Come for the Cape’s finest foods, wines and cocktails brimful with temptation, savour the famed sunsets or just dream your time away as yachts drift by. The atmosphere is relaxed on the terrace. Sandals and tanned feet are just as welcome as the leather shoes of businessmen, all taking in the view with a restful, relaxed eating experience. The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront is proud to add to the panoramic beauty of its rimflow outdoor heated swimming pool and a beautiful spa and gym. An extensive menu of deeply restorative spa treatments is offered along with a high-tech gymnasium, complete with personal trainers and small-group training classes, for the high-tone workouts. Indulge yourself even further with the renowned Journey Treatment, a remarkable and profoundly satisfying ceremonial sequence for one for two people.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 196


The Westin Cape Town Cape Town | Foreshore

Set in one of the most popular destinations in the world and at the gateway to the V&A Waterfront, The Westin Cape Town is dedicated to providing five star accommodation and excellent, caring service. It is the preferred home-away-from-home for heads of state, business leaders, celebrities and those who simply seek an oasis of comfort at the end of a busy day. The hotel is ideally located for business and pleasure and is within easy walking distance from the most popular cultural and commercial attractions. Situated on the 19th floor of the hotel is the internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning Arabella Spa, providing guests an opportunity to rejuvenate body and mind while enjoying a spectacular birds-eye view of Cape Town and Table Bay. Enjoy breathtaking views from the sauna, jacuzzi and infinity lap pool, rejuvenate in one of the 15 tranquil treatment rooms and experience complete relaxation on a luxurious heated waterbed, unique to the spa. The two international product ranges are exclusive to Arabella Spa and treatments are uniquely designed to fulfil each guests personal needs. The hotel offers a variety of food and beverage options, including The Westin Executive Club Restaurant on the 19th floor with unsurpassed views of Cape Town, the contemporary Thirty7, Raleigh’s cigar lounge and Louis B’s Bistro Bar. Enjoy spectacular views overlooking our vibrant city, Table Mountain, Robben Island and the scenic surrounds of Table Bay. Take a stroll through our historic old town or explore Long Street, The Cape Quarter and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Clock Tower.

Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa Kleinmond

Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa, South Africa’s premier golf & spa resort is a short drive from Hermanus and an hour’s drive from Cape Town. The 145-room crescentshaped resort hotel looks out over the Botriver Lagoon, which forms the Eastern coastal border of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve and is the largest natural lagoon in South Africa. It may be best known for its championship golf course, rated the top course in the Cape and among the top five in the country, but the Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa offers much more than 18-holes in a spectacular setting. The internationally acclaimed Arabella Spa, home to the sensory African Rainforest Experience, offers exclusive treatments and products, including the Anne Semonin hand blended range, a combination of essential oils and trace elements and Ligne St Barth made with Caribbean plants, fruits and flowers. Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa also boasts an award-winning 18-hole Championship Golf Course, ranked number one in the Cape. The hotel offers a range of activities including horse riding, quad biking, canoeing, hiking, shark cage diving and a variety of tours. With a dedicated children’s programme, Balous Play Den games and other activities, there is plenty for children to do. A firm favourite between June and December is whale watching from the Old Harbour in Hermanus, where Southern Right Whales frolic in the clear water just off the rocks.

Accommodation ~ 197

Western Cape


The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa Cape Town | Camps Bay

At The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, you’ll find glorious isolation between the majestic ocean and soaring peaks, yet only minutes from the city center. Experience luxurious amenities, generous hospitality and holistic wellness, surrounded by an environment of staggering natural beauty that’s a delightful tonic for body and soul. Enjoy world class service from a welcoming and attentive staff that considers no request too great. Treat yourself to contemporary Cape cuisine utilizing the finest local produce, much of it from the hotels gardens. Feast your eyes on the private collection that showcases some of the country’s finest artists. Just 15 minutes from the bustling heart of the V&A Waterfront. Scenic drives will take guests to nearby vineyards, prime beaches or the spectacular Cape Point. Prime dive spots, seals, penguins and nature trails are all nearby. When choosing one of our 55 deluxe guest rooms and 15 luxurious suites, the hardest part is deciding whether to overlook the mountains or the sea. Whichever direction you face, the views are stunning. The world-renowned Azure Restaurant boasts international cuisine with South African influences. The Leopard Room Bar and Lounge is an elegant and sophisticated cocktail bar with live music and panoramic views. The 24-hour Café offers light meals and afternoon tea is served daily. The Sanctuary Spa offers unique signature treatments. Helicopter transfers to the Waterfront from the hotels helistop. Executive gym. There are two heated outdoor swimming pools and a whirlpool. Trendy Camps Bay is five minutes away with scuba diving and snorkelling, golf, fishing, kayaking, paragliding and mountain walks nearby. An ideal location for weddings and honeymoons. There is also a 16-seater cinema available.

Tintswalo Atlantic Cape Town | Hout Bay

Tintswalo Atlantic is the only lodge within Cape Town situated on the Atlantic Ocean. The luxury lodge is nestled at the base of Chapman’s Peak, within the Cape Mountain Reserve. The proximity to the sea is so rare and inviting, guests can feel the gentle spray settle, and breathe in the absolute freshness of ocean salt. With ten luxury suites and one regal presidential suite, Tintswalo Atlantic provides an environment that offers a time for stillness and reflection in total privacy. Each suite is themed to reflect a significant or beautiful island. Narratives for Robben Island, Ithaca and Lamu are visually translated into silk and linen textures, gently worn ocean colours and softly spoken style. En-suite bathrooms face magnificent views of the Atlantic and the Sentinel, while dramatic chandeliers hang above over-sized beds and fireplaces crackle with warmth and intimacy. The open plan kitchen and restaurant area is unique to Tintswalo Atlantic, where Ryno Du Rand, the General Manager interacts and encourages guests to participate in the culinary experience. Private meals can also be arranged for more intimate experiences. The pebbled beach directly in front of the lodge is secluded and sheltered from wind and is one of the boundaries of the Table Mountain National Park, globally known for its extraordinary rich, diverse and unique fauna and flora. Guided walks in the reserve, bird and whale spotting, cooking with the chef, helicopter flips and trips to the Cape surrounds or winelands are just a few of the activities you can enjoy.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 198


Lagoon Beach Hotel & Spa Cape Town | Milnerton

Where a perfect setting, exceptional views, ideal location and excellent service come together to create truly memorable moments. With unrivalled views of Table Mountain, Cape Town’s second largest conference venue, Lagoon Beach Hotel and Spa, offers you direct access to the scenic Lagoon Beach strand and quick access to Cape Town’s central business district. Not only do you have the beach on your doorstep, but also the eclectic vibe of city life! Call it the best of both worlds, if you like. We just call it Lagoon Beach. With four-star luxury accommodation Cape Town is splendidly represented by 200 sophisticated en-suite rooms and suites, numerous holiday apartments, 8 conference venues, 4 world-class restaurants in Cape Town and 1 magnificent Table Mountain view, this is where it all comes together, beautifully. Lagoon Beach Hotel and Spa is situated on the beautiful Lagoon Beach, just 7km from Cape Town’s central business district and the V&A Waterfront, a hub of activity any time of the year. Located just 20km from Cape Town International Airport, it means that you will be conveniently close to your destination when you arrive in the Mother City, giving you more time for your meeting or relaxation. We are now offering a free shuttle service to and from the V&A Waterfront, via the CTICC in one of our two new luxury buses. It’s clear, Lagoon Beach Hotel and Spa is your ultimate independently managed business and leisure hotel in Cape Town.

Strand Tower Hotel Cape Town | City

Strand Tower Hotel is located on the corner of Strand & Loop Street in the heart of Cape Town. The CTICC is just down the road. The V & A Waterfront and the Cape Town Stadium are within walking distance. All 242 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms (bath and separate shower), central airconditioning, safety deposit box and minibar. Tea & coffee making facilities and hair dryers are provided for in the room. Flat screen TV’s are equipped with Interactive facilities,DSTV and Sport Channels. Each room has a media cack which allows you to play your Ipod, laptop, photo camera and video camera on the TV. Wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel. On the 2nd floor the restaurant and bar area open up to the pool deck and pool. Relax on our sun loungers while soaking up the sun and taking in the spirit of Cape Town. The gym area with sauna, steam room and change rooms offer spectacular views over Cape Town. Room service is available 24 hours per day. On site parking is available at an additional cost. As is customary of all the hotels in the Leisure Hotels Group, personalised service, dished up with the legendary South African charm and hospitality, is a priority at the Stand Tower Hotel. This is a family-run business with a lot of special touches, such as the attention the group bestows on incorporating recycling and conservation to the day-to-day running of the hotel.

Accommodation ~ 199

Western Cape


The Last Word Long Beach Cape Town | Kommetjie

The Last Word Long Beach is right on the beach in the picturesque lobster-fishing village of Kommetjie, a short 30 minute drive from Cape Town. The eight kilometres of fine white powdered sand set against a backdrop of the most stunning sea views offers Cape Town’s most romantic hideaway, one of just a handful of places where the sea is on your doorstep. It is an unspoilt paradise in which to walk, ride horses, surf or simply laze in the sun. From the inviting pool or your private deck you can watch whales frolic a hundred meters off shore and in season, you can catch your own lobster and request it for dinner. Kommetjie is one of the premier surfing and marine birding hotspots in South Africa and has the country’s tallest cast iron lighthouse open to the public. This 5 star intimate hotel has six ultra luxurious rooms and suites which provide a sense of space, with stylishly comfortable interiors and private patios. Each spectacularly appointed room faces the sea, as do the bathrooms. The interior design incorporates tranquil blues, hand painted fabrics with splashes of colour that compliment the exquisite coastal setting. We will personally arrange any leisure pursuits that interest you. The options are endless and all are guaranteed to leave a lasting and memorable impression … The Last Word intimate hotels, it’s beyond boutique.

The Last Word Bishopscourt

The Last Word Sea Five

Cape Town | Bishopscourt

Cape Town | Camps Bay

The Last Word Bishopscourt is situated in what is arguably Cape Town’s most beautiful and prestigious suburb, so close to Table Mountain, you’ll want to reach out and touch it. This leafy suburb of Bishopscourt with quiet oak lined streets is home to the most gracious of properties. It boasts a number of foreign embassies, local and international celebrities and a collection of fine family residences known for their manicured gardens. This 5 star intimate hotel is right on the doorstep of the world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and is a stones throw from the famous Cavendish Square shopping mall. Idyllic, secure, luxurious intimate hotel offers great comfort, peace and privacy. Five ensuite rooms have stunning mountain views and overlook luscious tranquil gardens, as does the Caribbean style breakfast deck and lounge.A solar heated infinity pool overlooks the tennis court under the magnificent Table Mountain backdrop. The serene colourful garden and rolling lawns complete the sanctuary.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 200

The Last Word Sea Five, ideally situated in central Camps Bay, adds its unique style to Cape Town’s upmarket tourist offering. Capitalising on an outstanding location, just 300 metres from South Africa’s most glamorous beach, the intimate hotel offers six exclusive en-suite rooms with clear, sweeping mountain and sea views. Aimed at the discerning traveller, The Last Word Sea Five highlights the real likeness between Cape Towns Atlantic coastline and the European Riviera. Not content to rest on the laurels of its spectacular location, particular attention is paid to the finest details. This is a ‘beach house’ with a difference. Every room has been individually styled through the creative collaboration of top South African interior designer, Francois Du Plessis and the Sea Five’s Italian Director Nicolo Pudel. The result is a stunning connection of the Mediterranean and southern African colour palette, an eclectic blend of the spaciousness of nature and refined luxury.


The Last Word Constantia Cape Town | Constantia

Situated in the Cape’s oldest and most beautiful wine valley, The Last Word Constantia is close to seven of South Africa’s top wine estates and many internationally celebrated restaurants. The 5 star intimate hotel is in a most exclusive area just one minutes drive from the chic Constantia Mall’s fashionable shops and restaurants. An easy approach to freeways gives guests superb access to all the Cape’s scenic delights, from Simonstown and the False Bay beaches to the City Centre, V&A Waterfront and beyond. Golf lovers will be spoilt for choice with championship golf courses situated a stone’s throw away. Great attention is paid to peace and tranquillity. An inviting sunken swimming pool and surrounding tanning deck is the focal point of the magnificently manicured garden with rolling lawns, vibrant colours and exquisite mountain views. The lounges, dining area and sun patios all open onto the garden. The attention to detail in the extravagantly, well-appointed en-suite bathrooms is a feature of The Last Word Constantia. Nine luxurious and stylishly appointed suites offer unconventionally spacious accommodation, extraordinary comfort and open onto private patios leading to the garden and pool.

The Last Word Franschhoek Franschhoek

The Last Word Franschhoek is an exclusive five star historic residence in the heart of Franschhoek village, the gourmet capital of South Africa. It’s only a minute’s walk from the many excellent award-winning restaurants and numerous character-filled boutique style shops and art galleries. The magnificent Franschhoek valley offers world-class wine estates, tastings and cellar tours nestled between towering mountains and beautiful vineyards and the picturesque traditional French village hosts some of the best cuisine from internationally recognised gourmet chefs. Of South Africa’s top ten restaurants, three are in Franschhoek and there is a choice of more than 30 different places to wine and dine. The valley is also the idyllic setting for walking trails, hiking, cycling, bird watching, horse riding and fly-fishing. Golfing enthusiasts are well catered for with several championship golf courses close by. Beautifully restored in the Cape Huguenot tradition, this 5 star boutique hotel has been designed with sumptuous home comforts creating an elegant, sophisticated interior with a handsome mixture of classic and contemporary furnishings. A wooden decked balcony affords spectacular views across the mountains, the perfect spot for a sundowner or just relax around the private pool. There are six luxurious rooms, three superior doubles which open onto private patio gardens and three suites, two of which have access to semi private pools. All have large en-suite bathrooms.

Accommodation ~ 201

Western Cape


Cape Town Lodge Hotel Cape Town | City Centre

Cape Town Lodge Hotel is a distinguished 4-star hotel situated in the hub of Cape Town’s vibrant CBD - ideally positioned, making tourist attractions like the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, The Cape Town International Convention Centre, The Cape Town Stadium and Robben Island easily accessible. The hotel offers 119 spacious and luxurious rooms and suites, with grand views of Table Mountain, Signal Hill, Cape Town Harbour and the City. The rooms are equipped with all modern conveniences such as air-conditioning, Wi-Fi internet access, flat screen television with satellite TV, well-stocked minibar etc. The hotel boasts a roof-top swimming pool, a well-equipped gym, ladies bar/cigar lounge and an in-house restaurant - The Famous Butchers Grill. Quality and service come standard here, and you can expect to be entertained as this establishment is one of few in Cape Town where you can enjoy live music 7 days a week. The Cape Town Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre is the ideal venue to cater for all your corporate needs, whether for conferences, seminars, training, presentations, private banqueting or cocktail functions. The hotel offers 6 comfortable conference rooms and 1 stylish boardroom. All are fully carpeted, air-conditioned and enjoy natural light.

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards Franschhoek

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards offers visitors the best of the Cape Winelands. Situated on a working wine farm, overlooking the Franschhoek valley you will find a hidden gem. The 16 bedrooms and 6 suites are individually decorated, each with personal touches. Bedrooms are large and comfortable with en-suite bathrooms and balconies or private terraces. Two award winning restaurants give guests the choice of fine dining and casual alfresco dining. Mange Tout serves modern cuisine, with only fresh ingredients sourced close to home. At the Country Kitchen you will find a bistro style menu. Wine tasting and cellar tours are offered daily, sample the 5 varietals of the estate, or pair the wines with bite size servings in our Gourmet taste experience. Alternatively order a picnic basket, take a stroll through the vineyard and find a quiet spot to unpack your basket of delights, a cold bottle of wine and enjoy. Also find a wellness facility, gymnasium and swimming pool on the property. Horse riding and golf are just minutes away.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 202


Spier Hotel Stellenbosch

The luxury Spier Hotel is situated on the award-winning Spier wine farm on the banks of the Eerste River, near the historic town of Stellenbosch and just 20 minutes drive from Cape Town International Airport. The hotel offers sublime winelands getaways, and a variety of activities on the estate enable guests to explore contemporary South Africa through food, wine and art in beautiful surroundings. It was one of the first luxury hotels in South Africa to be Fair Trade in Tourism certified. It is the combination of old-world elegance and contemporary culture that makes Spier an interesting place to visit. The wine farm has an impressive collection of Cape Dutch gables, a recorded history dating back to 1692, and its winery is one of the most awarded in South Africa. The hotel’s rooms are situated in village-style buildings grouped around six private courtyards – each with its own swimming pool – in a design reminiscent of the Bo-Kaap or Mediterranean villages where pedestrians have right of way. Care was taken to complement the existing heritage buildings. Rolling lawns, gardens and walkways connect the rooms with the reception area, lounge, bar, terrace and restaurant. The décor includes a collection of striking contemporary art, and features a sophisticated, vibrant style with strong colours, patterns and textures that echo nature’s designs. The new restaurant, Eight, is an exciting opportunity for guests to pair great food and wine. It also best reflects Spier’s ethos – like its name, Eight signifies balance, abundance, harmony and cycles, and has a focus on local, fresh, natural and organic food and wine.

Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa Franschhoek

Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa was awarded the best hotel in Africa in the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Award 2010, acknowledged as the best hotel in Africa and eighth in the world for food by Travelhub’s Hot Hotels and also features on the Conde Nast Gold list 2011. Situated on one of Franschhoek’s original country retreats in the Cape Winelands,Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa is five-star luxury with postcard views of Franschhoek Mountains, a perfect setting for sampling contemporary Cape Dutch charm. The hotel offers 63 elegant en-suite bedrooms and suites with balconies overlooking vineyards, the towering Franschhoek Mountains and landscaped gardens. A labyrinth path, winding around an ancient oak, leads to Camelot Spa the Winner of the Camelot Destination Spa 2009 award, with a variety of treatments. Le Verger, The Orchard Restaurant presents cuisine excellence in glass conservatories with sweeping views of mountains, streams, vineyards and orchards whilst Dish Restaurant offers a warm and sophisticated ambiance with piano music and a la carte menu. The hotel offers five world-class conference venues, seating 20-120 delegates with gala award evenings, teambuilding, themed events, and perfectly situated for fairytale weddings. Other activities are tennis, horse riding, hiking trails, 4x4 trails, fly-fishing, mountain biking, golf, wine, chocolate and cheese tasting.

Accommodation ~ 203

Western Cape


Grande Roche Hotel Paarl

The Cape is renowned as one of the world most beautiful and satisfying destinations. Timeless yet ever changing, its sweeping vistas attracts visitors from all corners of the world, all eager to explore and experience one of the last few unspoilt places on the globe. The luckier visitors stay at a remarkable hotel called Grande Roche. Set against a magnificent mountain backdrop in the heart of the Capes historic winelands, this immaculately restored 18th century property offers the best of everything to the discerning guest. From the time one enters the elegant front door until ones reluctant departure, the impression is one of unhurried good taste. The original T-shaped Manor house accommodates the award winning Bosman’s restaurant where guests can enjoy a culinary delight. The stylish Bistro that adjoins the patio and pool area offers relaxed and informal dining. There are 5 duplexes situated in the restored and converted slave quarters,an executive room in the renovated horse stables, four in the restored coach house,a luxurious honeymoon suite, 6 standard rooms and 18 terrace suites with trailing vines overhanging their private terraces. The rooms provide a sanctuary of beauty and rejuvenation for guests to enjoy and have spectacular views of the mountains and surrounding winelands. For those wishing to shed a little excess energy there are two floodlit tennis courts and a health centre with a heated swimming pool, gym,sauna, steam and massage room. The Grande Roche of Paarl. Spoil yourself...

The Lanzerac Hotel & Spa Stellenbosch

A member of the elite Gatsby International Hotels & Resorts, the estates gracious opulence has earned the hotel a five star rating. Accommodation is limited to 48 spacious rooms, including Junior Suites, the Royal Pool Suite with its own private swimming pool, and the sumptuous Presidential Suite. The hotels main a la carte gourmet restaurant, The Governors Hall, opens onto sculptured gardens in the Lady Anne Courtyard which links to the Esquire Cigar & Whiskey Lounge, where soothing music can be enjoyed until late into the night. The Terrace Restaurant offers guests an al fresco menu, which can also be enjoyed in the authentic Cape country bar, Die Taphuis. Once you’ve satisfied your appetite for good food and wine, perhaps its time to pamper yourself at the hotels Spa & Wellness Centre. Appropriately, given its surroundings, the Spa specialises in therapy from the winelands, using grapes as the base of all therapy oils. These Theravine Body Treatments are perfect for rejuvenating your body, mind and soul. In addition to various unique treatment packages, the spa has recently added the revolutionary “Dr.Fish” Therapy to its repertoire, where tiny fish are utilised to exfoliate the skin and give it a micro-massage. Perfect for that summer-smooth skin! The facility offers a fully equipped spa with 10 therapy rooms, 2 saunas, 2 steam rooms, Jacuzzi, Rassoul Chamber, Vichy Showers and enclosed heated swimming pool. The Lanzerac Hotel & Spa is the destination for all seasons, where guests can enjoy an unforgettable experience.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 204


Le Quartier Français Franschhoek

Le Quartier Français is an exclusive boutique hotel situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, just 45 minutes out of Cape Town. Tucked away in 2.4 acres of secluded gardens, with beautiful mountain views, it is the recipe for a picture book stay. Boasting Franschhoek’s most rewarding location - just off the main road- Le Quartier Français is ideally situated for guests looking to fold themselves into all the charm this renowned winelands village has to offer. Here a complete culinary journey awaits you. Think sticky buns for breakfast, casual all-day meals on the terrace or a lazy lunch at the renowned Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant on our family farm, Moreson; followed by a dinner of award-winning inspiring cuisine- by Relais & Chateaux Grande Chef Margot Janse ( and her team)- in the acclaimed Tasting Room. While a range of tailormade culinary experiences and other sensational adventures are available to those looking to whisk unqiue flair into their stay. An in-house screening room, treatment room, art gallery and sculpture garden, served on a plate of out-of-this-world personal service, complete the incredibly sincere Le Quartier offering. A stay with us is a remarkable experience; a tasty spoiling for the soul.

Asara Wine Estate & Hotel Stellenbosch

Asara Wine Estate & Hotel, a mere 4kms from Stellenbosch and 30 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, offers both local and international guests a superior setting with stunning mountain and vineyard views, spacious accommodation and an exquisite dining experience in the heart of the Cape Winelands. The only Relais & Châteaux member in Stellenbosch is a superlative estate which offers a stylishly decorated thirtysix roomed hotel that includes an impressive Executive Suite, a two bed-roomed Family Suite as well as a unique three storey honeymoon Tower. The two different restaurants will tempt your taste buds with a variety of dishes. Newly refurbished Raphael’s offers classic European style cuisine offering fresh fish of the day, vegetarian, and meat fares, using only the freshest and finest local ingredients, whilst the brand new “Wine Bar and Tasting Room”, open daily from 10:00-18:00 (Sundays till 16:00) offers Asara Wines by the bottle or glass, a wine tasting option of these superb wines as well as hot & cold beverages and light meals, incl. bite-sized, Mediterranean and South African flavoured Tapas. In the cosy Sansibar Whisky & Cigar Bar Lounge you sink into the deep, welcoming couches, whilst enjoying an indulgent handcrafted cigar or a dram of the finest imported whisky. Asara Wine Estate, has since its inception in 2001, according to the renowned John Platter Wine Guide become, one of the Capes latest success stories and the award winning wines created has just strengthened this. Asara Hotel and its professional team endeavours to parade its guests with an extraordinary winelands experience, with their uncompromising quality and quest for perfection.

Accommodation ~ 205

Western Cape


Vineyard Hotel & Spa Cape Town | Newlands

With 200 years of history within its walls, this deluxe 207-roomed hotel is situated in 6 acres of magnificent parkland on the banks of the Liesbeek River, just 15 minutes away from the city and V&A Waterfont and 18km from Cape Town International Airport. The Vineyard boasts 2 outstanding, award-winning restaurants, The Square & Sushi Bar and Myoga. Other facilities include (heated) indoor and outdoor swimming pools, state of-the-art Health & Fitness Centre, Angsana Spa operated by the international Banyan Tree Spa Group, the ‘Vineyard Shop’ and the Splash Cafe health bar. Set adjacent to the Vineyard Hotel & Spa in a beautiful parkland setting, the Vineyard Conference Centre spans two sun-filled floors, each catering for up to 280 delegates. Equipped with cutting-edge audio-visual technology, the venue offers a range of flexible layout solutions and secure parking for up to 200 cars. It’s the perfect setting for car launches, exhibitions, conferences, weddings, as well as a host of other special occasions. The Vineyard Hotel & Spa has made a commitment to ‘living green’ and has implemented environmental and social responsible decision making to ensure that sustainable development principles are incorporated throughout the Hotel. Recent accolades awarded to the Vineyard Hotel & Spa include: ‘Best of Cape Town Hospitality Award’ at the first Good Hope FM Best of ‘Cape Town Hero Awards’; Myoga Restaurant at The Vineyard Hotel & Spa was included in the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller Hot List for 2008; The Vineyard Conference Centre was voted National Winner in the category Hotel Wedding Receptions at the 2009 SA Bridal Industry Academy.

The Cellars-Hohenort Cape Town | Constantia

This 5 star Relais & Chateaux hotel nestling in the heart of the beautiful Constantia Valley, Cape Town a mere 20 minutes from the V&A Waterfront, is a haven of peace and tranquility. With its understated elegance and charm, the hotel boasts 52 luxury rooms and suites, with breathtaking views across the 9 acres of world renowned gardens and vineyards. The Madiba Villa is a luxurious and exquisitely Cape-Style home with its own small swimming pool or for that special occasion, choose the private Dove Cote Suite with outside jacuzzi. The hotel features two large swimming pools, both heated, a tennis court and a Gary Player designed chipping and putting golf green. The Martini Bar and Lounge is a place where guests and visitors can enjoy afternoon tea and a pre dinner martini in a very chic and contemporary environment. There are 152 exciting martinis on the menu, making this one of the longest martini lists. The Greenhouse in its beautiful new home, serves conceptual cuisine that compliments the restaurant completely. The Greenhouse theme is accentuated with ferns and luscious orchids. The Cape Malay Experience offers unique dining in authentic Cape Malay food, while The Conservatory, built around a giant 300-year-old oak, serves regional food influenced by ‘Inter-continental contemporary classics’, with exciting modern concepts. The Cellars-Hohenort wine list is a talking point, offering some of South Africa’s finest wines. The D&D Spa and Hair Salon welcome all to be pampered. The Collection Boutique is both modern and stylish, offering an extensive range of gifts.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 206


The Marine Hermanus Hermanus

This 5 star Relais & Chateaux hotel is unique in its position perched atop the cliffs in one of the most beautiful landscapes in Africa. With its understated luxury and sophistication, the hotel boasts 42 luxury rooms and suites. Spectacular views can be captured from your bedroom window, including the best land based whale watching in the world. The Sun Lounge has created a beautiful space for hotel guests and local visitors to entertain friends, sip cocktails or just sit back and relax. The hotel boasts two award winning restaurants: The Seafood, with its open theatre kitchen, and the glamorous and edgy Pavilion with its floating wine cellar. Enjoy coastal walks with exquisite views across Walker Bay, where there is nothing between you and the Antarctic, other than a few thousand miles of ocean. Directly in front of the hotel is a tidal pool, where you can swim as close to 100m away from the whales. Alternatively, while away the day at the heated pool or pamper yourself in our Carchele Beauty Spa. The Collection Boutique offers an extensive range of gifts, book and clothing to local craft items and national curios. The team at the the Travel Desk with their wealth of local knowledge is available to maximise your experience to the fullest extent.

The Plettenberg Plettenberg Bay

A 5 star Relais & Chateaux hotel with breathtaking vistas of the sea, mountains and milesof golden sand in one of the most spectacular resorts in Africa - Plettenberg Bay. The Plettenberg overlooks miles of golden beaches and the Outeniqua mountain range. Primely positioned for whale and dolphin watching, this exclusive hotel has 37 superb rooms and suites and two swimming pools, one of which is heated. The family friendly Beach House and Look-Out Villa are private beach getaways situated next to the main hotel, with their own swimming pools and access to all hotel facilities. Sandbar is a fresh, modern and chic cocktail bar, while Sand Restaurant serves global cuisine and fresh seafood temptations that will please the most discerning traveller, well-stocked award winning wine cellarcellar, and The Collection Boutique has an extensive range of gifts, clothing, books, crafts and curios. The Carchele spa is a sanctuary to relax and unwind in a serene atmosphere, with therapists who specialise in individual massage techniques and treatments. A personalised experience is offered to our clients, introducing a sense of care and nurturing. For the more adventurous there are numerous excursions and activities within close proximity to the hotel, our travel desk team looks forward to assist you with this.

Accommodation ~ 207

Western Cape


Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus

At the impressive four star Misty Waves Boutique Hotel in Hermanus you can lie in bed and watch the whales (in season) from your luxury suite with spa bath and private veranda. Experience all the refined luxuries such as: mini-bar, satellite television, room service etc. Your spa bath with candles creates long lasting memories of relaxation and total luxury. The Waves Restaurant offers you exquisite romantic candle light dinners with a full view of the ocean. The full buffet breakfasts are very impressive, and the venue offers spectacular views over Walker Bay and the whales, during whale season. The hotel can arrange your whale watching trips, excursions to the famous Vineyards in the Hemel & Aarde Valley, visits to the Penguins nearby, shark cage diving, scenic mountain hikes in the Fernkloof nature reserve or guests can just relax at the heated pool and the private Jacuzzi in a luscious garden with fountains. The location of Misty Waves is ideal: within two minute walking distance to the historic Hermanus village centre with craftmarkets, restaurants, shops and the popular whale house museum. Onsite facilities include the tranquil Spa in the Country, where you can relax, unwind and rejuvenate under the African sky. This haven of tranquility offers daily packages as well as weekend anti-stress specials where weary people can indulge themselves with massages, aromatherapy, stone rock therapy, facials, reflexology, manicures, pedicures and other treatments.

Gondwana Game Reserve Mossel Bay

Gondwana Game Reserve provides the perfect safari break for Cape Town visitors. Less than a four-hour drive away along South Africa’s popular Garden Route, the reserve offers a distinctive, malaria-free, luxurious safari experience. Situated on 11,000 hectares, Gondwana is the only authentic free roaming Big Five game reserve in the Southern Cape. Herds of eland, gemsbok, red hartebeest, and kudu have been reintroduced as well as the endangered Cape Mountain Zebra and bontebok and rare Black rhino. More recently hippo and cheetah have joined the lion, elephant and buffalo populations. Indigenous Fynbos cloaks the undulating valleys adding vivid colour and interest to your wilderness experience. The unique and eye-catching Xhosa-styled Kwena Huts are the highlight of your stay. Thatched beehive huts with chic and open plan interiors feature 180 views of the breathtaking mountain landscape, skylights for star gazing, and clay pot fireplaces and deep baths to keep warm after an afternoon game drive. Gondwana’s Private bush villas offer spacious accommodation ideal for families and groups and for the ultimate in luxury can be privately staffed. This exclusive reserve offers guests attentive service, superb gourmet cuisine and spectacular bush dining. Expert field guides take you on safari on foot, horseback or in open Land Rovers and reveal Gondwana’s unique flora and fauna relationships.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 208


Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Klein Karoo

Situated at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountains in the heart of the Little Karoo, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve celebrates the spirit of the San people. More than 54 000 hectares of undulating mountains and plains, indigenous flora and fauna, rock formations and rock art make this a destination not to be missed. Guests are accommodated in 3 beautiful lodges, each with their own wellness retreat. Tilney Manor has 6 luxuriously appointed rooms with comfortable lounges and fireplaces, private verandas, romantic freestanding baths and carefully sheltered outdoor showers. Dramatically situated in a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine and surrounded by awe inspiring rock formations, the luxurious and secluded Dwyka Tented Lodge consists of 9 luxury tents, each with a private plunge pool. Gondwana Lodge boasts spectacular views over the Klein Karoo and the Belair Dam in the distance. This lodge is ideal for families and can accommodate children of all ages in 12 rooms. A kids spa menu, games room and the kids on safari program keep children entertained. Sanbona’s qualified rangers will lead guests through the bush in comfortable Land Rovers or on foot to spot a wide range of plants and animals.

Lake Pleasant Living Sedgefield

Lake Pleasant Living is a popular venue due to its natural surrounds and position in the centre of the beautiful Garden Route. Situated on the edge of a fresh water lake and adjacent to the Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve, our select, spacious suites and freestanding luxury duplex villas offer the discerning traveler relaxed comfort and wellbeing. The lake facing, well appointed 1 and 2 bedroom suites offer open plan living areas and en suite bedrooms that lead onto private patios and balconies. The suites include equipped kitchenettes, bathroom amenities, air conditioning throughout, television with select DSTV channels, a DVD player, drinks cabinet, sleeper couch, intercom and digital safe. The Health Spa on the Lake, a destination spa that focuses on relaxation and complementary health therapies using natural products, includes an indoor relaxation pool, outdoor horizon pool, sauna and steam rooms and a gym. The Bistro on the Lake provides the perfect setting for delightful meals and the terrace, with a great view, is ideal for sundowners and cocktails. Other facilities include a boardroom/private dining room, Internet station and kiddies play area with pool and water slide, jungle gym, volleyball court and trampoline. A nearby pristine beach, walking trails and exceptional birding are some of the activities on offer. Whether it is Eco and nature, culture and heritage, outdoor adventure, gourmet delights or spirit, mind and soul experiences you seek, the luxurious Lake Pleasant Living is the ideal haven for exploring the Garden Route.

Accommodation ~ 209

Western Cape


Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa Herolds Bay

Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa, located in Herolds Bay on South Africa’s Garden Route, is situated a mere 10 minutes from the George Airport and is nestled between the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and the majestic Outeniqua Mountains. 100 spacious guestrooms and suites are equipped with the latest in communications and entertainment technology, whilst the exclusive Regency Club accommodation provides an extra level of personalised service and a host of special benefits, including designated check-in and checkout, concierge and boardroom. A Regency Club Lounge offers all-day coffee and tea and evening cocktails and canapés. The hotel also offers over 1,200m2 meeting space, including a private wedding chapel, a large ballroom, four meeting rooms, a spacious boardroom and plenty of indoor and outdoor function area, all with spectacular views. A signature Ernie Els 18-hole golf course will challenge golfers, while three restaurants and a retail centre (The Village Market @ Oubaai) allow one to indulge. Freesia Spa is part of Hyatt Pure, a worldwide collection of extraordinary spas, ranging from urban to resort in setting. Each spa is custom-designed to embrace the local culture to provide an authentic indigenous experience. The hotel also offers a state-of-the-art fitness facility.

Pezula Resort Hotel and Spa Knysna

With its exquisite location on the Eastern Head of Knysna, Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa is Africa’s first truly luxury resort. Known for its dramatic scenery, outstanding amenities and personalised service, the hotel has breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, the Knysna Lagoon and the Championship Golf Course. With its gourmet cuisine at Zachary’s restaurant, 83 sumptuous suites with beds dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, award winning spa, and vast range of outdoor activities, the hotel offers guests an essentially African experience in a relaxed environment. Pezula Championship Golf Course adjacent to the Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa is a sweeping spectacle of fairways and rolling greens. Activities include golf, beach activities, horse riding, canoeing, hiking, tennis and swimming. Younger guests are well catered for in season with a number of supervised activities. Parents and guardians can be totally confident that their children will be taken care of by trained, experienced child minders. Ultra-luxury beach accommodation is offered for up to 10 guests in the magnificent Private Castle on Noetzie Beach. The cosmopolitan town of Knysna offers sophisticated shopping, excellent waterfront restaurants, lagoon cruises, a range of watersports including sailing, canoeing, snorkeling and scuba diving and interesting excursions in the area.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 210


Fancourt George

Positioned on 613 hectares in the magnificent Garden Route, just outside George, Fancourt is South Africa’s premier lifestyle estate with mountains, indigenous forests and the warm Indian Ocean in close proximity. 136 luxury rooms which includes Fancourt’s original homestead, build in 1859, now finds itself rejuvenated as the new luxury boutique hotel, the Manor House at Fancourt. The Manor House offers guests both natural beauty and supreme luxury. In addition to this, its combination of old-world charm and contemporary comforts, provide guests with not only a great experience, but also something they will remember for a lifetime. With 18 luxury suites offering personalised, butler-style service. These suites incorporate one Master Bedroom suite, consisting of two bedrooms; 4 Grand suites; and 13 Luxury suites. Fancourt Hotel has a total of 117 guest rooms on offer and comprises 60 luxury rooms; 55 one-bedroom suites and two 2-bedroom suites. The resort has fantastic family facilities, three Gary Player designed golf courses, a Spa, a Kids Club and a variety of restaurants guarantee enjoyment. The Fancourt hair salon, ladies boutique, jewellery store, two Golf Pro Shops, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fishing dams and walking trails provide guests with luxurious and exciting entertainment. Glorious swimming beaches are easily accessible and mountain biking, horse riding, picnics and hikes can be arranged on request. Sightseeing excursions in the picturesque coastal towns of Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Mossel Bay are also available. Fancourt’s reputation is internationally esteemed after hosting the Presidents Cup in 2003, Nelson Mandela’s 46664 concert in 2005 and Japan’s football team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Knysna River Club Knysna

Situated on the water’s edge of the Knysna Lagoon, the resort is a private enclave of charming 4 star self-catering and B&B chalets. Lagoon chalets offer spectacular views and the Garden chalets are surrounded by shady trees, well-tended gardens offering security, privacy and comfort for guests looking to unwind, this is the ideal venue from which to explore the quaint lagoon-side town of Knysna. Conveniently located in close proximity to the sights and attractions of the area, the resort is just 1,5 kms from the Knysna Waterfront with its many restaurants, cafés and specialist shops, and Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre with its colourful boutiques, eateries and arts and crafts galleries. Walk or cycle to Thesen Islands on the bricked promenade alongside the lagoon, or take an easy 5 km jog to the famous Knysna Heads. Set aside a day to explore the vast lagoon with its many secluded beaches or throw a line from the jetty in front of the resort. The chalets which are fully serviced comprise of one and two Bedroomed units with the option of king or single beds. Fresh towels are provided daily. Wake to the sound of birdsong and take your morning coffee onto the deck. Go for an early swim in the lagoon or the resort’s inviting pool before starting your day with a delicious breakfast at Boogies, our on-site Restaurant and Pub which is situated in our 1840 Manor house incorporating the original yellow wood beams and floorboards. The log fire in the main dining room creates a warm atmosphere in winter and in summer breakfast and dinner can be enjoyed outside. Facilities - swimming pool and kiddies pool, jacuzzi and sauna, games rRoom and internet facilities, private jetty, slipway and mooring with canoes.

Accommodation ~ 211

Western Cape


Phantom Forest Eco Reserve Garden Route | Knysna

The Phantom Forest Eco Reserve whispers a special magic, from the cry of the Fish Eagle or the flash of a Knysna Loerie, to the majesty of the timeless Afromontane forest and the glory of sunset over the lagoon. With stunning views and drawing inspiration directly from nature, the 14 elevated luxurious tree-suites (6 Classic, 4 Upper Tree Camp, 4 Moroccan) differ in layout and decor, each offering sitting area, bedroom, private deck and sensual full bathroom with lots of glass - only the Vervet monkeys can take a peek! The Body Boma wellness centre provides a range of treatments, with names like Mineral Mantle and Forest Fusion, this is indeed food for the soul. The Forest Boma serves award-winning International new-age cuisine for the most discerning palate. End a memorable six course dining experience on the fire deck with liqueurs and African-blend coffee. Alternatively, indulge in a sumptuous North African baroque feast of tagines, dates and turkish delights served at the Chutzpah, a Moroccan-styled leisure area with wrap around pool. Located on the Knysna river within 137 hectares of private nature reserve with indigenous forest, cape coastal fynbos and estuarine wetland, outdoor activities include canoeing up the river with a delicious picnic, or exploring the nature trails, where guests can spot over where guests can spot over 160 bird species, or maybe the rare blue duiker (one of Africa’s smallest antelope. Golf, sailing and whale watching nearby. A winner of the Leading Green Hotel in Africa 2010 from the World Travel awards.

St James of Knysna Knysna

In the heart of the Garden Route, nestled on the shores of the famous Knysna Lagoon, lies this exclusive five star country house hotel. Set amongst beautiful gardens on a three acre estate, this owner run hotel is renowned for its magnificent views of the lagoon. Choose accommodation in the Manor or the Courtyard, offering 15 suites/rooms furnished and styled for ultimate comfort, most having uninterrupted views of the lagoon and magnificent gardens. Each suite/room is en-suite with bath and separate shower, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, mini bar, security safe and bath robes. The prestigious George Rex Suite is fitted with a luxurious double bath and sauna. Suites in The Courtyard are set at the lagoon’s edge giving excellent lagoon views. Golfing enthusiasts have access to a number of excellent 18-hole golf courses in the area, such as the magnificent world class Pezula Golf Course, Knysna Golf Course, Simola, Plettenberg Bay Country Club, George Golf Course and the internationally renowned Fancourt. The St James offers elegant a la carte dining with a well-stocked wine cellar. Our policy is one of total exclusivity, privacy, security and dedication to personal service. A privately owned establishment, we set new standards in service and luxury.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 212


The Point Hotel Mossel Bay

The Point Hotel is superbly positioned on the rocks below Mossel Bay’s famous St Blaize Lighthouse. Accommodation at this four star hotel comprises 52 sea-facing, en-suite rooms each with a private balcony, which guarantees stunning sea views and glimpses of the Humpback and Southern Right whales or dolphins passing by. The Lighthouse Restaurant serves sumptuous buffet breakfasts and offers a varied a la carte menu for lunch and dinner which specialises in Mossel Bay’s famous seafood. Our conference facilities cater for up to 80 delegates and this facility with its spectacular views over the Indian Ocean is also an ideal venue for intimate weddings and private dinners. The Business Centre accommodates 10 people and offers computer, printing and Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the hotel. A large tidal pool in front of the hotel offers safe bathing, while surfers can enjoy one of the best surfing venues on the coastline. The St Blaize hiking trail starts above the hotel and leads along a contour path for 15kms to Dana Bay. The newly upgraded Point area boasts with six diverse restaurants - all with spectacular sea views of the Indian Ocean - and is a great place to enjoy the summer sunshine and fresh ocean breeze. The unique location of The Point Hotel in an eco friendly environment, combined with professional hospitality makes this a superb choice of venue for the discerning traveller.

Garden Route Game Lodge Near Mossel Bay

Set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg Mountain Range,Garden Route Game Lodge guards the entrance to the world famous Garden Route Coast. Only 3.5 scenic hours drive from Cape Town and 1 hour from George, this malaria free, family owned and operated private game reserve is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife including the Big Five. Visitors can enjoy game drives in open Landrovers, luxury accommodation in our spacious lodge rooms or private thatched chalets,and a memorable dining experience in one of our African style restaurants. Our spacious Lodge Rooms lead onto a west facing balcony which offers breathtaking sunsets over the Langeberg Mountain Range all within steps of the sparkling pool. Alternatively, enjoy the privacy and seclusion of our free standing Bush Chalets with views of the nearby waterhole from your private viewing deck. All rooms have been elegantly decorated in an African theme and are complete with en suite bathrooms, tea/coffee facilities, telephone & minibar fridge. Enjoy sunset and sunrise game drives in open Landrovers with your experienced game ranger who will bring you sightings of lion, elephant, White rhino, buffalo and cheetah. Garden Route Game Lodge is also home to giraffe, zebra and numerous antelope species such as bontebok, red hartebeest, kudu, eland, impala, springbok and many more. Garden Route Game Lodge is situated in a malaria free area making it safe for families to visit. Our location on the Garden Route and close proximity to Cape Town makes it a convenient and accessible family safari destination. Garden Route Game Lodge is an ideal haven from which to explore the wonders of the Garden Route.

Accommodation ~ 213

Western Cape


Aquila Private Game Reserve Touwsriver

Set in the pristine Southern Karoo Highlands against a backdrop of dramatic mountains, the Aquila Private Game Reserve offers an exciting taste of real Africa just two short hours from Cape Town by road. Aquila is home to a large variety of game, including the Big Five. Two to three-hour game drives are a perfect way to see the animals either by 4x4 wheel-drive vehicles, quad bikes or on horseback with views of ancient Khoi-San rock art at the same time. Aquila’s four-star chalets are built largely from rock, thatch and wood to blend in with the environment and offer every comfort like roaring log fires, wooden viewing decks, air conditioning, crisp percale linen, mini bars, rock bathrooms and, in some, alfresco rock showers. A luxurious honeymoon suite is perched on a hill for the ultimate romantic getaway. There’s a bar, a swimming pool, dedicated children’s adventure area, a cosy cigar lounge and a large dining room where the executive chef presents a rich variety of authentic South African cuisine. Superb South African wines are on offer with your meal. Feast on a breakfast fit for a king and for lunch and dinner - a range of meat dishes and a variety of beautifully prepared vegetables and various side dishes to round off your meal perfectly!

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve Mossel Bay

Botlierskop is situated on a 3000 hectares game reserve in the Garden Route. We offer exhilarating 3 hour guided game drives with close encounters with rhinos, lion, buffalo, giraffe, mountain zebra, eland, rare black impala, and more than 20 other antelope species. For the more adventurous there is also helicopter flights, horseback safari, elephant back ride, picnic with the elephants, nature walks and spa treatments. Guests can relax in luxurious tented suites which are elegantly adorned in a romantic colonial theme with 4-poster beds voluptuously draped in mosquito nets. The en-suite facilities are lavishly equipped with deep oval baths, mini bar, telephone, safe, coffee & tea making facilities, electrical blanket, heater/air-con and open-air showers and stunning panoramas from your private deck. The pool with its breathtaking views of the valley below, is balm for the soul and wonderfully relaxing. Here at Botlierskop, where heaven meets earth at the end of each day, guests can relax and enjoy glorious sunsets on whispery summer nights or seek out the two indoor fireplaces for a cosy winter evening. The elegant thatched roof and volcanic rock Restaurant provides the perfect setting for a unique dining experience.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 214


Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

Protea Hotel Sea Point

Cape Town | Tamboerskloof

Cape Town | Sea Point

Prepare to be blown away with the same force as the winds of the iconic Cape SouthEaster as you step into the cool Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! This extreme Hotel, in the heart of the vibrant Mother City, offers adventureseekers Cape Town accommodation with a difference. Attention to detail and personal service make Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! stand out from the crowd. We take service levels very seriously, but never take life too seriously. Whether travelling for business, pleasure or with a tour group , you’ll be welcomed by like-minded adventurers.

Previously known as the Arthur Seat Hotel and designed in characteristic 1970s style, Protea Hotel Sea Point has transformed over the years and today is a stylish 3 star hotel in Cape Town that offers accommodation graced with an inspirational blend of South African art and contemporary elegance. A talking point for all our guests are the Luxury Art Suites that exude style and stays true to our motto - “Simply Different”.

The place to be seen and heard, Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! lies in the heart of the entertainment hub, surrounded by exclusive restaurants and night clubs, located at the foot of South Africa’s most famous landmark, Table Mountain, and minutes away from Camps Bay, Clifton beachfront, the V&A Waterfront, and the bustling CBD. Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town offers a place to chill, a base to explore from and a friendly place to call home. The hottest place to chill!

Being perfectly situated on the Sea Point beachfront enables our guests to enjoy walks along the promenade, with the bustling nightlife of Cape Town’s center and the renowned V&A Waterfront only 5 minutes away. In addition, we cater for our business travellers with an extensive range of amenities including wireless Internet, an in house gym, business centre and conferencing facilities. The hotel is strategically placed for an ideal mix of business and pleasure.

Protea Hotel President

Protea Hotel North Wharf

Cape Town | Sea Point

Cape Town | Foreshore

The Protea Hotel President is situated in one of Cape Towns most beautiful suburbs- the luxurious Bantry Bay. The hotels position and layout is such that most of the exclusively spacious rooms overlook the Atlantic Ocean or Lions Head and Signal Hill.

Protea Hotel North Wharf is a 4-star hotel in Cape Town that forms part of the Protea Hotels portfolio in South Africa and hosts the largest rooms in Cape Town. The hotel is within walking distance of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town CBD and the CTICC. Its secure, central city location makes it ideal for conference, business and leisure travellers wanting to explore Cape Town and surrounds. Offering luxury apartment style accommodation in Cape Town Foreshore in the form of 67 spacious apartments with one, two or three bedroom options.All rooms have full self-catering options including a washer & dryer, fridge, freezer, stove, oven and all the cutlery and crockery you might need.

The atmosphere of the Protea Hotel President is relaxed, yet professional. The Islands Restaurant & Senate Bar, situated on the ground floor of the hotel is the prefect place to relax after a busy day. Sample the sumptuous cuisine or a refreshing cocktail while overlooking the rim-flow pool and Atlantic Ocean. The accommodation is luxurious, yet extremely affordable. Its a resort in the city. For business or leisure there is no better choice of venue. Once you have discovered its remarkable variety of facilities, impeccable service and consummate luxury, you will agree that the Protea Hotel President is without a doubt the most eminent hotel on Cape Towns Platinum Mile.

Parking and internet are free when staying here. The upmarket Protea Hotel North Wharf also offers dining facilities including the North Wharf restaurant & Col’Cacchio Restaurant. On site leisure facilities include a swimming pool and gym for guests. Protea Hotel North Wharf Cape Town Luxury Apartment-style Living

Accommodation ~ 215

Western Cape


Protea Hotel Stellenbosch

Protea Hotel Cape Castle

Stellenbosch

Cape Town | Green Point

Situated in the heart of the Winelands, surrounded byinternational golf courses and wine estates, overlooking the Stellenbosch Wine Valley and Helderberg Mountains, this 180 bedroom hotel offers guests the best of the winelands.

This 3 star hotel in Cape Town is positioned directly adjacent to the V&A Waterfront and enjoys magnificent views of the harbour, ocean, city and mountain. The hotel is within strolling distance of not only the spectacular Cape Town Stadium but also the V&A Waterfront, CBD, Cape Quarter Shopping Complex, sidewalk bistros and some of Cape Town’s most exciting restaurants, pubs and shops.

Enjoy historical guided walks in the second eldest town in South Africa or visit Butterfly World, Drakenstein Lion Park or Monkey Town. Accommodation is available in Executive, Deluxe and Standard twin rooms. Deluxe and Standard rooms configure to a two-bedroom apartment ideal for families and groups. The hotel offers 2 restaurants, 2 swimming pools, a beach volley ball court, cycling trails, Bellezza Health and Beauty Clinic, kiddies play-pen and a choice of conference venues.

The Protea Hotel Cape Castle’s 65 fully serviced apartment suites boast generous ensuite bedrooms, lounges, dining areas and fully equipped kitchens. All rooms have either double or twin beds as well as satellite TV(DSTV) and air conditioning. Wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel. Facilities also includes a rim-flow pool overlooking the Waterfront, a small pub and an inviting restaurant which offers a full Protea breakfast, a la carte lunch and dinner.

Whether it’s a family holiday or a team building activity you are looking for, the Protea Hotel Stellenbosch will exceed all your expectations. Join us and be at home with nature and wine!

African Pride Rijk’s Country House

African Pride Rosenhof Country House

Tulbagh

Oudtshoorn Elegance, finesse & personal service are the hallmarks of Rijk’s Country House. This 5 star establishment is set on the outskirts of the historic & picturesque valley of Tulbagh, a mere 80 minute drive from Cape Town. African Pride Rijk’s Country House is situated on Rijk’s Private Cellar wine farm & comprises 12 Luxury Rooms & 3 two-Bedroomed Family Suites. All rooms are luxuriously spacious and tastefully decorated in unique country style. Private terraces overlook the sparkling pool & have breathtaking views of the vineyards & mountains. Enjoy superb cuisine in the intimate Que Sera Restaurant or dine al fresco on the Iceberg Terrace overlooking the lake & rows of iceberg roses. Indulge in award winning wines, do a tasting in the Polo Wine Bar, relax at the pool or enjoy a walk on the beautiful estate. You will leave feeling relaxed & rejuvenated having found a little piece of paradise.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 216

Rosenhof Country House is situated on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, en-route to the Cango Caves and Ostrich Farms. The lovely rose garden, which gave Rosenhof its name, leads to 12 stylishly decorated bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own patio leading into the courtyard. The 2 Executive Suites are privately situated, each with its own private pool and lounge area. The platinum graded restaurant serves traditional country cuisine with a cordon bleu touch and is complimented by our award winning wine list. Visit our Wellness Centre with a fully equipped gym, jacuzzi, sauna and beauty clinic or stroll through the Art Gallery where artwork’s from local and well-known South African artists are displayed. Rosenhof is recognised as one of the finest establishments in the region.


Mount Nelson Hotel

Townhouse Hotel

Cape Town | Gardens

Cape Town | City Centre

Mount Nelson Hotel is a timeless and authentic resort hotel located in the heart of Cape Town.

A premier four star hotel situated in the centre of Cape Town, the Townhouse Hotel has 106 luxurious rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms.

Conveniently located within the cultural centre close to top sightseeing attractions and the city’s best beaches, the garden estate is an urban sanctuary. Two heated swimming pools, rolling lawns and the abundant space is family-friendly. Several distinctive accommodation wings house 209 individually styled rooms and suites. The glamorous and contemporary Planet Bar and Restaurant offers guests a true South African dining experience. The daily Afternoon Tea served in thehotel lounge is a signature experience.

The hotel offers modern amenities including our new á la carte restaurant, Trees. A business centre, high-speed internet access in all rooms and hotspots in all public areas. This elegant hotel has earned a fine reputation for quiet, comfortable luxury and outstanding friendly service in a peaceful atmosphere and is close to the historic South African Parliament buildings.

Librisa Spa is a destination day spa offering guests a bouquet of holistic treatments.

Other historical and scenic attractions such as Robben Island, V&A Waterfront and the Table Mountain Cableway are all within easy reach. A transport service to these attractions and other points of interest can be arranged with our outside service providers, whose charges to our guests are reasonable. Tours can also be arranged to the Winelands, Cape Point Reserve and the rest of the beautiful Cape Peninsula.

d’Ouwe Werf Hotel

Courtyard Cape Town

Stellenbosch

Cape Town | Mowbray

Established in 1802, d ‘Ouwe Werf is South Africa’s oldest hotel and has defined hospitality and fine dining for centuries. Our guests can enjoy the wonders of the Cape Winelands from the repose of our luxurious accommodation, situated in the historical core of the university town of Stellenbosch, only 45km from Cape Town, 20km from the sea and surrounded by beautiful mountains.

With a superb view of Devil’s Peak, this 70-suite hotel is built around a Cape Dutch manor house whose roots can be traced back to the late 17th Century.

Located on tranquil Church Street in the centre of town, d Ouwe Werf retains the graceful ambiance of Georgian style throughout. Soft hues and antique furniture have been tastefully aligned with the comforts of modern living to create a calm haven from which to base your explorations. The hotel consists of 32 en-suite bedrooms and 6 Courtyard apartments, which are individually styled with antiques collected over the years. Modern facilities, and staff who pride themselves on their friendly, personal and professional service, make each visit an enjoyable and memorable one.

Combining modernity with “old world” style and grace, the hotel has excellent access to Cape Town’s freeways and is a short drive from the city centre, the airport and the Western Cape’s numerous attractions. The original thatched barn is home to six of the loft suites. For guests convenience, The Wild Fig Restaurant is located on the estate. The hotel has wireless internet throughout, offers guests their own mini kitchenettes, provides a hearty breakfast – and tops everything off with a complimentary sundowner bar service.

Accommodation ~ 217

Western Cape


Hollow on the Square

Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel

Cape Town | City Centre

Cape Town | Gardens Hollow on the Square offers 116 luxuriously appointed air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms and two executive split level suites, all designed for comfort and tranquillity. The rooms have feature bathrooms and are equipped with modern amenities, including a XN-interactive entertainment system with internet, e-mail and pay per view access.

Cape Town Hollow offers stylish, serene accommodation in 56 en-suite, airconditioned rooms with the finest amenities, as well as charming open-air balconies. Our wellness centre is superbly equipped with an energising sauna, gymnasium and two treatment rooms where massages and beauty treatments are offered. The congenial Amici Restaurant offers authentic Italian dining with a lively continental vibe; handpicked Cape wines complement your meal. The Patio prides itself on a Cape street-cafe dining experience. For the business traveller, we offer a professional conference venue - 6 to 60 delegates with wireless connectivity facilities and an on-site business centre. The ideal locality of Cape Town Hollow, entices guests to explore the myriad sights in the city and surrounds. From the vibrant nightlife and trendy downtown restaurants and bars, to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the breathtaking Peninsula and legendary winelands. At Cape Town Hollow, our accomplished in-house concierge is poised to assist with advice, directions and excursions.

The Executive Annexe, an extension to the hotel, offers 30 stylishly serene and calm rooms, all created as energy-efficient and environmentally sound as possible. Public areas comprise of a comfortable lounge with fireplace, Business Centre, Cigar Lounge and Cocktail Bar & Patio. Dine in the a la carte Amici Restaurant with it’s Italian flair accompanied with hand picked South African wines. Amici offers a street cafe ambiance with delicious Chef Specials presented by our friendly staff. The hotel caters for the physically impaired. Hollow on the Square is also ideally located in close proximity to all of the Cape attractions.

Fountains Hotel & Suites

Lady Hamilton Hotel

Cape Town | City Centre

Cape Town | Gardens

The Fountains Hotel & Suites is located in the Cape Town city centre, within walking distance to the V & A Waterfront and the Cape Town International Convention Centre. All rooms have en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, a safety deposit box, minibar, cable TV, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The bedrooms and all public areas have wireless Internet connection and a business centre is available to guests. The restaurant serves a full English breakfast and wonderful buffet dinners. On beautiful days the restaurant opens up to the terrace where meals can also be taken. A sun deck is available. Our indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym can be used 24 hours per day. The reception and security staff is on duty 24 hours a day to assist you with any queries. On site parking is available at an extra cost.

The Lady Hamilton Hotel is located in the leafy suburb of Gardens at the foot of Table Mountain. Vibrant Kloof Street with its abundance of restaurants, coffee shops and life style shops is just down the road. The bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, TV with movie channels and a safety deposit box. Views vary from Table Mountain to the pool deck and the city. A 24 hour tea/coffee station is available in the lounge/restaurant. Breakfast is served in the bright and airy restaurant, which opens up to the terrace overlooking the sparkling pool. The pool deck is perfect to cool off on a hot summers day. Wireless Internet is available in the lounge and reception area. Guests can make use of our business centre to send and receive emails or search the web. Parking on site (at additional cost). Our friendly reception will assist you with any questions, tour bookings or restaurant reservations. The hotel shuttle can be pre booked for airport transfers.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 218


Winchester Mansions

Romney Park All Suite Hotel & Spa

Cape Town | Sea Point

Cape Town | Green Point

The Winchester Mansions is an iconic building on the Atlantic seafront in Cape Town; perfectly located within close proximity to the V&A Waterfront, central business district and only 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport.

Awarded Best All Suite Hotel in South Africa 2010 - AA Accommodation Awards. We offer 30 sea facing suites. Our luxury suites are each complete with one bedroom, en-suite bathroom, open plan lounge, dining room and kitchenette.

Guests can indulge in signature dishes from Harvey’s restaurant and enjoy jazz brunches in the tranquil, Italian piazza style courtyard. The Ginkgo Health and Wellness Spa offers holistic treatments based on hands-on touch therapy or guests can simply relax at the hotels’ private pool.

Our senator, ambassador and presidential suites each have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, separate lounge and dining room and a comprehensively equipped kitchen. All suites have a private balcony and free Wi-Fi access.

Classical elegance abounds in the luxurious rooms and suites that boast either sea or mountain views. The hotel also offers a full range of conference facilities. This landmark hotel keeps guests returning yearly to experience the joie de vivre and the spectacular hospitality with that personal touch.

Providing a unique ambience, central location and a selection of guest services including a restaurant, bar and lounge, makes Romney Park the ideal destination. The hotel is close to the V&A Waterfront and various beaches. The Spa is set in tranquil surroundings, with a modern interior, 5 star facilities and the latest technology.

The Cape Milner

Urban Chic Boutique Hotel & Café

Cape Town | Tamboerskloof

Cape Town | City Centre

Cradled beneath the majestic Table Mountain in Cape Town’s trendy suburb of Tamboerskloof, lies The Cape Milner. This exquisite hotel offers a sophisticated and contemporary ambiance with the highest standards in style and luxury and is renowned for excellent service. The sweeping panorama of Table Mountain from the restaurant terrace, the hotel’s alluring interior and its close proximity to the city centre, trendy Kloof Street and the pristine white beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton makes it one of Cape Town’s hottest spots. This boutique style hotel comprises 57 rooms designed to offer complete comfort and relaxation in a modern minimalist style. Each room enjoys spectacular views of the beautiful Cape mountains, including that of the renowned Table Mountain, features include en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, wireless Internet connectivity and LCD flat screens. The Cape Milner Hotel is an oasis in Cape Town where the discerning visitor can mix business with pleasure whilst sipping a leisurely cocktail watching the sun set over the fairest, finest Cape.

As far as Cape Town Boutique Hotels go, Urban Chic makes a statement for others to follow. All 20 guest rooms feature luxurious en-suite bathrooms, African Mahogany furniture, original artworks and Juliet balconies offering breathtaking views of Table Mountain, Lions Head and Signal Hill. Each room also offers state of the art amenities and services such as satellite television, laundry and valet service, and room service. Guests in each room will enjoy ADSL/Wireless Internet, an electronic safe, air-conditioning and complimentary guest parking. There’s a range of specially formulated toiletries, from bath salts to hand creams, including bathrobes for extra comfort. Snacks and refreshments are provided in the fully stocked mini-bar. Breakfast is inclusive for all guests as well as prime access to both the bar lounge and the Gallery Café. Located in Long street, central to Cape Towns best restaurants, bars and nightlife is all within walking distance, that’s if you feel the need to leave your room.

Accommodation ~ 219

Western Cape


African Elite Apartments

Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel and Spa

Cape Town | De Waterkant | V&A Marina | Camps Bay

Cape Town | City Centre African Elite Properties offer the best addresses for those yearning to experience the pulse and excitement of Cape Town. Luxury serviced accommodation in exclusive apartments and villas which are innovative and stylish and promote a lifestyle focused on local living.

Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel & Spa, located in Cape Towns cultural quarter of the city, 2km from the V&A Waterfront, offers a unique concept of five-star modern city living with hip 21st century self catering deluxe apartments where one can meet, shop, taste, explore and stay, a place perfect for leisure travel, business, corporate conferencing, meetings and events.

A broad portfolio of elegant properties awaits you for your next sojourn in Cape Town. African Elite Properties are located in De Waterkant, the V&A Marina as well as Camps Bay.De Waterkant is nestled on the slopes of Signal Hill. The V&A Marina lives up to its reputation as one of the most visited attractions in Cape Town. Bakoven and Clifton apartments are nestled against the sheer beauty of the Twelve Apostles mountain range, overlooking the magnificent Atlantic Ocean.

Celebrating the privileged association to namesake Nelson Mandela, service and staff embody the spirit of ubuntu, treating guests with warmth, generosity, care and friendliness, making this the perfect destination to forge business relationships and partnerships. The Camelot Spa a place to recoup, the gym to stay in shape and Ottimo, a fashion house to shop. The 110 luxury apartments are ideal for modern travellers, offering private patios and outstanding room service meals that allow you to call in whenever you choose. Most apartments have views of Table Mountain, the Company Gardens and the House of Parliament.

The cosmopolitan beachfront is a hub of activity with the main promenade of Camps Bay boasting top class restaurants and side walk cafes.

Best Western Cape Suites Hotel

Inn on the Square

Cape Town | Gardens

Cape Town | City Centre

Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain and with views of the Cape Town city skyline and Table Bay, The Best Western Cape Suites Hotel - a village-style hotel with a total of 123 studio, one, two and three bedroom suites, offers a sensible alternative for affordable accommodation. Guests enjoy a home-away-from-home environment in our spacious air-conditioned suites, each with fully equipped kitchen, living area and a balcony or courtyard. Hotel on-site facilities include a bar and restaurant, conference facilities, meeting rooms, 2 swimming pools and a kiddies games room. Free on-site parking is offered at the hotel as well as a complimentary shuttle service to the waterfront, city and Cape Town International Airport.

Designed to exceed expectations, 25km from Cape Towns International airport, housed in one of Cape Towns oldest buildings overlooking the vibrant Greenmarket Square, which offers a wide variety of curios, clothing, candles and speciality stands from where to procure a small piece of Africa . Conveniently located in the vibrant business and government district, Inn on the Square, a contemporary business and leisure hotel that represents a young, dynamic and colourful mid-market brand, promises to be the best sleep in town. The hotel offers 165 comfortable en-suite rooms with individual climate control and electronic safes, satellite TV with German, Italian and Chinese channels and onsite facilities such as sauna, fitness centre and heated swimming pool with sundeck on the 8th floor overlooking Table Mountain. The central location invites the traveller to explore the beauty of the city on foot - V&A Waterfront and colourful Long Street are all within walking distance.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 220


Birkenhead House

La Residence

Hermanus

Franschhoek

Perched high on the cliffs of Hermanus, overlooking Walker Bay, is the magnificent Birkenhead House, an ultimate coastal retreat. Its elegant beach-house atmosphere reflects the beauty of its coastal setting with rare antiques, maps and art. From the comfort of their residence, guests can look forward to sighting the majestic Southern Right whales that enter the sheltered waters every year to calve.

The tranquil vineyards and majestic mountains of the Franschhoek Valley paint the stunning backdrop to the secluded retreat of La Residence. Situated on a private 30 acre working farm, the vineyards, plum orchards, fragrant gardens and private dam rise up to greet you the instant you step outside. La Residence offers 11 luxuriously furnished suites, with palatial bathrooms, fine antiques, exquisite Persian carpets and an eclectic mix of objects d’art. Space is the byword here: soaring mountain views from every suite and vast bathrooms that open onto generous sunny balconies which offer magnificent opportunities to relax, admire the view, enjoy the delicate scents of nature and marvel at the synthesis of beauty and tranquility. At La Residence, the finest country cuisine, award winning wines and world-class service is the order of the day. The dining hall and living room resembles a manor hall in chequered marble flooring with walk-in fireplaces and a four-metre chandelier, leading onto terraces with roses and a fountain for alfresco summer evenings.

Facilities include a split-level swimming pool in a sheltered courtyard, an infinity pool above the ocean and a gym and treatment rooms, while two of Hermanus’ best swimming beaches, warm with the waters of the Indian Ocean, are on your doorstep. Spectacular mountain trails and breathtaking cliff path walks are in easy reach, opening up the Cape’s thriving floral kingdom, the world’s most diverse botanic ecosystem on southern Africa’s very tip.

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

St. James Manor

Franschhoek

Cape Town | Kalk Bay

Situated on the outskirts of the village and surrounded by enchanting vineyards and majestic mountains offering 14 standard and luxury rooms and 12 Villas Suites. Almost all rooms lead out onto private balconies or private patio with lovely views.

The St James Manor House is a five star stately seaside retreat overlooking the trendy and vibrant fishing village of Kalk Bay, with majestic views across False Bay and the Indian Ocean.

The Villa Suites are very luxurious, each a 100m2 in size and boast amenities such as a fireplace, two balconies, and many more unexpected luxuries! During summer guests laze at one of the two pools (one heated) with beautiful mountain vistas, enjoy a relaxing massage or visit the charming town. The in-house Monneaux Restaurant has become known for its innovative cuisine serving lunches on the fountain terrace and dinner in the dining room or enclosed veranda. Attention to detail and friendly personal service completes the experience at this fine country retreat.

The area still boasts the traditional colourful Victorian bathing boxes and grand old houses. The working harbour offers excellent seafood restaurants. The main road is a hive of novel antique shops, delicatessens, boutiques and art galleries a mere three minutes walk from the Manor House and, across the road,famous tidal pools and swimming beaches await. Perhaps the biggest attraction is the land based whale watching in season. They can be seen clearly from The St James Retreat. Built a hundred years ago, the Manor has an aura of grandeur and old world charm. The large suites are decorated to reflect the opulent times of a bygone era. Private and wind protected swimming pool and tanning deck with views across False Bay.

Accommodation ~ 221

Western Cape


River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa

Kleine Zalze Lodge

Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch

Historic River Manor, set across from the Eerste River, is a two minute stroll from the village centre, museums, and restaurants. Elegant rooms have added luxuries of port/ sherry trays along with plush bathrobes and fresh flowers - Colonial charm with touches of Africa.

Situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, our unique hospitality offering makes Kleine Zalze the perfect Winelands destination. With an award winning restaurant, world renowned wines, 4-star accommodation, and adjacent to the De Zalze Golf Course and nearby other world class courses, Kleine Zalze Lodge is the perfect destination for leisure and business travellers alike.

Room facilities include telephone, television, mini bars, overhead ceiling fans and heating (air-conditioned rooms on request).Leisurely breakfasts are enjoyed at the poolside or in the conservatory and our bistro serves light lunches, afternoon teas and dinners in the evenings.

The De Zalze Golf Course crosses over Kleine Zalze’s land, and the synergistic lifestyle offerings available on the estate all live up to the same quality standards as Kleine Zalze’s award winning wines. The facilities are interlinked and visitors are encouraged to enjoy them together as part of a lifestyle experience. By having a golden thread run through its operations in terms of quality standards, Kleine Zalze successfully combines superlative winemaking with hospitality and service excellence.

With the spacious gardens, two swimming pools and an exclusive Studio Spa, creating a restful ambiance where guests may indulge in relaxation and pampering.

Quarters Hotel Hermanus

City Lodge GrandWest

Hermanus

Cape Town | GrandWest Casino

Quarters Hermanus is located on the historic Hermanus Harbour. Taking in the blue romance of Walker Bay, with the old harbour beneath, all of which can be viewed from the sea-facing rooms and suites or by simply floating in the spectacular, panoramic first floor swimming pool where glass balustrades allow for an uninterrupted view. In both cases you are likely to spot the town’s famous visitors, Southern Right whales and their calves, in the bay below.

City Lodge GrandWest is themed on the original Cape Dutch style of architecture and is no more than 20 minutes from Cape Town’s recently revamped international airport, the city centre and the V and A Waterfront.

Designed in Cape contemporary coastal style, with large windows and stacked sliding doors allowing in abundant natural light, Quarters Hotel Hermanus is also located adjacent the town’s charming new market square.

The world-renowned Western Cape winelands - and all of the province’s other coastal and inland attractions including Table Mountain and Robben Island - are within easy striking distance from this hotel that caters ideally for discerning business and leisure travellers.

The 9 suites and 9 standard rooms are tastefully decorated in a modern style. The rooms feature splendid views of either the mountain cliffs or the magnificent ocean below. The hotel offers many leisure facilities and modern room amenities. The bistrostyle Harbour Square Kitchen& Bar caters for guests every culinary desire.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 222

The hotel is adjacent to the hugely successful GrandWest Casino and Entertainment Complex which boasts cinemas, an ice-rink, restaurants, bars, gaming tables and slot machines.

This 176-room hotel offers all the features synonymous with the City Lodge brand include wireless internet, a coffee shop, a scrumptious breakfast, ample free parking and a refreshing pool to cool down in on those sweltering Cape summer days.


Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Windsor Hotel

Walker Bay

Hermanus

Grootbos, with its two 5-star lodges and luxury accommodation, is spectacularly situated on the fynbos and forest clad hills overlooking the whale-watching haven of Walker Bay.

The three-star Windsor Hotel offers 70 comfortable en-suite bedrooms in one of the Cape’s most glorious settings on the very edge of sparkling Walker Bay.

This multi-award winning 2500 hectare reserve is home to more than 750 different plant species, offers warm hospitality, excellent cuisine, fine South African wines and is a nature lovers paradise. All freestanding suites are lavish and luxurious with cosy fireplaces, large wooden decks and incredible views over Walker Bay. Besides incredible whale watching June - December Grootbos has many other activities to offer.

Hermanus is considered to offer the best land based whale watching in the world(July to November) and you are able to do so from your own seafront bedroom or one of our lounges. Conveniences available in all the bedrooms include tea and coffee making facilities, a colour television, a direct-dial telephone and double or twin beds. Standard in all en-suite bathrooms is a bath with overhead shower.

Whether ones interests are birding, wild flowers, diving with great white sharks or relaxing on unspoilt beaches - Grootbos has it all.

The Windsor Hotel has three conference rooms, with the largest conference room(Whale Room) accommodating a maximum of 120 delegates in cinema style The Windsor Hotel is only 120km from Cape Town and transport can be arranged.

Arniston Spa Hotel

Protea Hotel Saldanha Bay

Arniston

Saldanha Bay

Set above a pristine beach, the luxurious Arniston Spa Hotel is the pearl on this rugged Cape coastline - a haven of tranquility and old-world charm.

Designed to create an atmosphere of space and light, this hotel occupies a magnificent waterfront position only 80 minutes’ drive from Cape Town. Protea Hotel Saldanha Bay offers excellent accommodation with a choice of standard rooms or suites; a first class restaurant, attractive lounge with 180 degree view of the bay, and a ladies bar. An indoor barbecue area, swimming pool, volleyball court, putt-putt course, as well as a games room with pool table, table tennis, darts and kids play area, provides guests with unlimited entertainment! The hotel has its own slipway and jetty and the bay is a haven for fishing and watersport enthusiasts.

All rooms are tastefully decorated and the child-friendly hotel also has inter-leading rooms for bigger families or friends. The two restaurants offer mouthwatering meals and is complimented by award-winning wines of local wine producers. The Ginkgo Spa will rejuvenate your body and mind in an ambiance which is both gentle and welcoming. Relaxing at the pool, bird- and whale watching, fishing, cycling and hiking are just a few leisure activities. A visit to the southernmost tip of Africa should also not be missed. It’s simply the best way to unwind from the whirl of the outside world.

Discover quaint fishing villages, abundant bird life, wild flowers, the seafood route and the magnificent Langebaan lagoon. The 58 bedrooms are comfortable and spacious, all but four of which have sea-facing views! You will be delighted to find a restaurant on the waters edge with a perfect view of the sunrise in the morning and the twinkling harbour lights at dinner time.

Accommodation ~ 223

Western Cape


Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve Cedarberg Mountains

Cederberg Mountains This extraordinary haven at the foothills of the Cederberg mountains, just 270km from Cape Town, is the ideal wilderness getaway to escape, restore and relax.

Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve is located in the Cederberg mountains, 250km from Cape Town and is well known for its beautiful scenery and rock formations.

Malaria and predator free, the reserve is a natural playground with wide open plains, mystical rock formations, crystal clear water falls, and an abundance of flora and fauna. The Spa is a sanctuary to wellbeing and holistic healing, complemented with unique products made from indigenous rooibos, flowers and plants.

It has a rich cultural heritage with hundreds of ancient rock paintings and living sites that are interpreted on guided tours by our expert guides. Other excursions include game/nature drives on open 4x4 vehicles, stargazing by powerful telescope and sundowners. Guided quad bike safaris take you even closer to nature.

Exclusive and totally private, with 1 villa (Koro Lodge) and 16 rooms and suites, this Natural Heritage Site is also home to many San rock art sites, whilst its passionate service and generous hospitality, delicious organic cuisine, breathtaking dining venues, exhilarating activities, superb facilities and accommodation, have repeatedly won international awards.

Our Relax Spa offers a full range of wellness treatments. Luxury air-conditioned accommodation is nestled between sandstone formations and resembles bushman ‘caves’ and rondavels. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms. Or sleep outside in our luxury open-air room. Enjoy boma dinners with delicious venison dishes and excellent local wines.

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

Mimosa Lodge

Oudtshoorn

Montagu

Situated 6.5km outside Oudtshoorn en-route to the Cango Caves. The accommodation is very spacious 4-star luxury air-conditioned tents with en-suite bathrooms and open air showers. Wedding chapel, conference facilities and an a la carte restaurant, situated at the 5ha waterhole filled with hippos. Activities at Buffelsdrift include bush safaris,elephant experience, horseback safari and nature trail. Some of the animals you will see on your safaris include giraffe, rhino, buffalo and numerous other species. 217 bird species have been recorded. The lodge has been nominated by the AA Awards as one of the Top 3 Game Lodges in South Africa and received the PMR Award annually for the Best Game Lodge in the Southern Cape since 2007.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 224

Nestled on the foothills of the majestic Langeberg mountain range in the heart of Montagu on the popular Route 62 is Mimosa Lodge. Only a 2 hour drive from Cape Town, Montagu is the perfect stop between Cape Town and the Garden Route. Better known for their find hospitality and superb cuisine, Mimosa is a must visit. Mimosa’s multiple award winning restaurant is a culinary experience par excellence. Beautifully appointed en-suite rooms open up onto a rambling garden littered with a myriad of facilities including a sparkling swimming pool and deck, croquet lawn and bowls pitch. The garden makes for the ideal spot to taste the Bernhard’s handcrafted Mimosa wines. The wines are carefully crafted together with wine maker Lourens van der Westhuizen.


Protea Hotel Riempie Estate

De Opstal Country Lodge

Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn

The Protea Hotel Riempie Estate lies secluded in a tranquil country setting on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, en route to the Cango Caves. It is situated next to the Cango Wildlife Ranch and Valley of Ancients, within close proximity to numerous working ostrich show farms.

Set in the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley (on the golden tourism mile leading to the Cango Caves), this 4 star lodge is renowned for its pioneering hospitality in the area, and gives guests the experience of reliving the past in the luxury of the present.

This hotel offers unique and unconventional accommodation in thatched rondavels and chalets, located in spacious lush green gardens. All units feature air-conditioning, TV with M-Net, hair dryer, en-suite bathrooms and coffee/tea-making facilities. The Riempie Restaurant is well known for it’s excellent traditional South African cuisine.

The lodge consists of a group of typical little Karoo farm buildings, beautifully restored and fitted with modern conveniences, set in a lush, beautifully maintained garden. The complex has a salt water swimming pool and a rustic restaurant, specialising in Little Karoo cuisine.

Stroll around the estate, exploring the pomegranate, olive, fig and pecan nut orchards. Meet our farm animals and enjoy some bird watching, and then cool off in the swimming pool with a sundowner cocktail or enjoy a local muscadel next to the fire place during winter time.

De Opstal also offers excellent wedding and honeymoon facilities. Not to be missed is the exclusive ostrich farm tour, conducted by the owner himself on a special open ostrichviewing pick-up truck. This authentic tour shows guests the activities on one of the biggest ostrich farms in the world.

Hlangana Lodge

Swartberg Country Manor

Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn

Welcome to one of the finest small luxury guesthouses in South Africa - and the best choice for your stay in Oudtshoorn.

The peaceful, tranquil and serene Swartberg Country Manor is nestled on a heritage site in the heart of the Klein Karoo on the foot of the world renowned Swartberg Pass.

Hlangana Lodge offers a pleasant relaxing atmosphere while guests are treated to the highest standard of luxury and service. The lodge is perfectly situated to serve as a haven from where one can explore Oudtshoorn and the surrounding countryside. Guests can return after a day’s sightseeing to relax around the large saltwater swimming pool and enjoy the spectacular Karoo sunset. A 24 hour reception service is available to assist with any requests and our mission is to make our guest’s stay a memorable one. Voted AA Awards finalist as best luxury lodge in South Africa 2011, Winner of The Golden Award for Tourist, Hotel and Catering Industry. January 2010 Madrid, Spain. TGCSA 4 Star Grading.

Both original farm houses have been converted into luxury en-suite accommodation. The historical house, dated 1864, has five enchanting en-suite rooms, with the main house offering 11 stylish rooms with breathtaking panoramic mountain views. A further nine rooms are set in true Karoo style cottages, with an additional dreamy honeymoon suite. Long, carefree walks and memorable occasions are complimented by hearty, traditional Karoo meals in the on-site Patat Restaurant, offering authentic South African cuisine. Adding even more value is the conference and wedding venue - all set in a picture perfect landscape with convenient access to the Cango Caves, ostrich farms and the Garden Route.

Accommodation ~ 225

Western Cape


Views Boutique Hotel & Spa

Beacon House

Wilderness

Knysna

Views Boutique Hotel & Spa is superbly positioned on Wilderness beach. Views in Wilderness is the perfect spot for a relaxed beach holiday, a nature filled break or a vigorous outdoor adventure. Unlock the secrets of South Africa’s famed Garden Route, Oudtshoorn and the Klein Karoo or simply laze,sip sundowners, spot dolphins and watch sunsets from Views rooftop Pool and Cocktail Deck. 18 fresh Suites furnished indulgently for absolute comfort range from Deluxe, romantic Honeymoon to the stunning Penthouse, all offering 5 star luxury.

Arguably the most striking geological feature along the South African Garden Route are the Knysna Heads. They flank the deep and sometimes treacherous channel which floods the Knysna Lagoon. It is against the Northern Head at the mouth to the Indian Ocean that Beacon House has been created, featuring four ultra spacious and luxurious apartments, each with three bedrooms. African Anthology is proud to announce the introduction of Beacon House, the ideal base from which to explore the wonders that characterise this spectacular Garden Route.

Light floods through large glass windows framing spectacular views. Views SPA is the 2010 winner of Les Nouvelles Esthetiques award in the category Boutique Hotel Spa. The treatments are designed to pamper and soothe, or book the Rasul Steam room, the Floatation Room for total stillness or the Hydrotherapy bath. There are two restaurants, a fine dining venue and another more casual bistro styled restaurant with terraced decking spilling outside for uninterrupted sea views.

Each serviced apartments provides guests with the flexibility of a self-catering environment allowing optimal freedom to design your own itinerary. Alternatively a bed & breakfast option is available. The apartments feature modern and spacious bedrooms and ample living areas commanding majestical views of the ocean and lagoon.

Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa

Belvidere Manor

Knysna

Knysna

50 years ago, Knysna’s power was derived from a wood fired turbine, and ironically this power station remains a part of arguably the finest location along the Garden Route. Several years ago an ambitious project to transform the power station into a luxury boutique hotel began. Given the heritage status of the power station, most of the primary components were left in position and now form an integral part of the theme of the hotel.

Basking in the tranquility of Knysna’s lagoon lies Belvidere Manor, South Africa’s most romantic and relaxed getaway. This historic estate offers accommodation in 28 colonial-style cottages, situated in colourful gardens, each fully serviced and offering a wide veranda, an airy living room with comfortable sofas, fireplace TV and DVD player and wireless Internet, a fully equipped kitchen and one, two or three en-suite double bedrooms.

The facilities of this luxurious hotel include 3 bar areas, 2 restaurants, lounge, library, wine cellar, curio shop, rim flow swimming pool, concierge facilities and the common areas double up to showcase local SA art.

Mealtimes are deliciously drawn-out affairs - lazy breakfasts on the terrace and light lunches by the pool. Dinner is served at Caroline’s Bistro where country-style dishes are served with South African flair, whilst The Bell, Knysna’s favourite pub restaurant, occupies the oldest building at Belvidere and offers snacks, seafood or burgers in the garden, or in winter by the warmth of a traditional wood-burning stove. Belvidere Manor is the perfect base from which to explore the Garden Route, enjoy golf, or just relax.

The hotel boasts 17 standard, 6 luxury and 1 honeymoon suites. These individually decorated, en-suite rooms, are complete with flat screen TV’s with DVD player, Internet facilities, air conditioning, mini bar fridge and tea and coffee stations.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 226


Knysna Hollow Country Estate

Knysna Log-Inn

Knysna

Knysna

The 15 Garden Chalets and 64 Rooms are set in lush gardens and have been tastefully decorated with a Knysna forest feel. Room amenities include televisions, tea and coffee making facilities and private patios. The garden chalets also boast their own living areas, of which 10 offer cosy fireplaces. Savour pre-dinner drinks in the pub or on the deck of the old Manor House.

The Southern Hemisphere’s largest Timberlog Structure: The lavish use of rare Yellowwood and other indigenous timber in the construction brings back an authentic feel for Knysna’s timber industry past.

The Knysna Hollow restaurant with its warm and relaxed atmosphere offers delicious fare, whilst the Pecan Tree Grill Room offers contemporary design and cuisine as an alternative to our a la carte restaurant. We have an extensive selection of South African wines to complement your meals. From shops and restaurants at the waters edge to indigenous forests, elephant interactions, wonderful walks or simply sipping cocktails on a sunset cruise through the famous Knysna Heads. Enjoy a round of golf at Knysna’s renowned courses, Pezula and Simola. A unique holiday destination offering a stunning base from which to explore the Garden Route.

This unique four star hotel has 57 spacious air-conditioned rooms. Situated in the heart of Knysna’s tourist area, you will be just two blocks stroll from the famous Knysna Waterfront, which offers great shopping, a mouth watering choice of restaurants and the chance to take a ferry onto our picturesque estuary. Facilities in the hotel include an all season swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna. For the golfers, the hotel has memberships at the world class Pezula and Simola golf courses that allows guests to play at extremely affordable rates. As an independently owned hotel, guests will enjoy a management style that is one of relaxed efficiency, offering guests a genuine home-away-from-home experience.

Hunter’s Country House

Tsala

Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay

Imbued with an old-world charm, set amidst luxuriant gardens, Hunters Country House is an exclusive, elegant retreat offering tranquility, gourmet cuisine and impeccable service.

Set amidst the treetops of an age-old indigenous forest, Tsala is a lavish celebration of the spirit of Africa with elevated wooden walkways meandering through the trees providing easy access between the main lodge and guest suites. Whether from the exotically appointed dining room, the intimate glassed-in lounge, or the large open decks high above the forest floor, the views are all breathtakingly beautiful, encompassing lush forests extending across rolling valleys towards distant hills.

Complementing the original thatched manor house with its antique-furnished lounges, candle-lit dining room and sun-drenched conservatory, are 21 secluded luxurious guest suites, each individually designed and decorated, and including 2 new Family Suites. Located between Plettenberg Bay, South Africa’s premier seaside destination, and the bustling town of Knysna with its expansive lagoon, and nearby indigenous forests, Hunters is within easy reach of the Garden Routes numerous attractions and diverse activities. A Hunter Hotels property and member of Relais & Chateaux.

The magical allure of Tsala is irresistible to those appreciative of exclusivity and fine fare, and desiring romance and adventure. Plettenberg Bay, the Sport-Nature Capital of Africa with its glorious golden beaches lies a mere 10km east of Tsala. Tsala is a member of both Relais & Chateaux and Chaine des Rotisseurs.

Accommodation ~ 227

Western Cape


Plettenberg Park Hotel & Spa

Cottage Pie Guest House Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay Defying imitation Plettenberg Park Hotel & Spa is a long-established, inimitable hotel situated on 200 hectare in a private nature reserve with three natural wetlands and large dam filled with bass, nestled on a cliffs edge with 3km sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, minutes away from Plettenberg city on Western Capes Garden Route.

Nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac just a few steps away from the sweeping white arc of Robberg Beach, Cottage Pie welcomes guests to the pride of South Africa’s Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay. Renowned for the splendour of its everchanging sky and seascapes, and for the unspoilt beauty of its lagoons and beaches, Plettenberg Bay is a destination of distinction for all visitors to the Garden Route.

The hotel played host to many distinguished guests, including Nelson Mandela and Richard Branson with the accent being on values, inspiration and well-being in open spaces. The hotel interior is a dash of trendy sophistication with an Afro-Colonial look, reflecting philosophies of the nineties with comfort and romance, consisting of natural materials and neutral tones.

Just five minutes from the bustling Plettenberg restaurants, galleries, coffee shops and bars of main street, Cottage Pie is a secluded and tranquil beachside haven. This understated, private retreat boasts 5 star luxury accommodation, and is ideally situated, just a hundred metres from the beautiful Robberg Beach.

Each of the ten en-suite rooms has a pristine Calvin Klein feel with a private balcony and stunning views of either sea, lake or pool, fitted out with large sleigh beds, under-floor heating, fireplace, flat screen TV and mini bar with a full range of snacks and beverages.

Whalesong Hotel & Hydro

Plateau Country House

Plettenberg Bay

Garden Route | Near Nature’s Valley

Whalesong Hotel & Hydro is nestled on a hill in a lush, landscaped garden above Plettenberg Bay, the jewel of South Africa’s Garden Route, renowned for its unique scenery and moderate climate. From its vantage point, the hotel offers breathtaking views of the Keurbooms coastline and Tsitsikamma Mountain Range. Each of the spacious, comfortable 24 bedrooms, set new standards for the discerning traveller and reflect the serene blues and whites of the ocean. To make the most of the truly spectacular scenery, each room features its own private wooden viewing deck. Whalesong Hotel & Hydro is a top 4 star hotel and offers very good value in a warm, friendly atmosphere. A gourmet dining experience awaits the entire family when visiting the Manja Kwa Restaurant, with attentive service, gracious hospitality and a contemporary menu. The large, covered sundeck with expansive views, offers an alternative, casual dining experience and is an ideal venue to enjoy cocktails and sundowners.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 228

On the tableland between the Indian Ocean and the Tsitsikamma Mountains, encircled by National Park, lies Platbos Reserve - the home of Plateau Country House. Ideally located to explore Storms River, the Crags and Plettenberg Bay, Plateau Country House offers secluded convenience. On the Reserve’s doorstep, explore the gem that is Nature’s Valley, with its sandy beach, forested slopes and fresh water lagoon. Each suite at Plateau brings comfort to the pristine environment with climate control, private lounge, extra-length beds, double shower, double basin, bath and under-floor heating. From your suite’s private veranda, follow the network of walkways to discover an ecological wonderland of Fynbos fields, forest streams, Erica Falls, and Bass Lake. Bicycles, kayak, forest deck, massage studio, saunas, gymnasium, hair salon, library, underground wine cellar, board room and helistop.


Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

Protea Hotel Tyger Valley

Cape Town | V&A Waterfront

Cape Town

Once a 19th century prison, the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge today provides comfortable and affordable accommodation in a spectacular setting that looks over the bay and up onto Table Mountain.

Protea Hotel Tyger Valley is the only full 3 star hotel in the Northern Suburbs with scenic views of Table Mountain. Strategically located near the airport and CBD, Protea Hotel Tyger Valley is tailor-made for the exclusive traveller.

Neighbouring Cape Town’s CBD, the hotel is within easy reach of beaches, mountain walks, city hotspots and airport. Aside from our two restaurants, the hotel offers state-of-the-art conference facilities, a 24 hour reception and mini in-house gym.

All 100 rooms have individually controlled air conditioning, wireless internet, electric laptopsize safes and tea & coffee making facilities. The Point Of View Restaurant and Cocktail Bar offers stunning views across the valley to Table Mountain. The exclusive residents’ lounge is ideal for informal meetings and sun downers.

Protea Hotel Colosseum

Protea Hotel Dorpshuis & Spa

Cape Town | Century City

Stellenbosch

Protea Hotel Colosseum is situated in Century City, the fastest growing business and residential district in the Cape Town metropolis.

Protea Hotel Dorpshuis & Spa is an elegant Victorian boutique hotel in Stellenbosch, Western Cape.

Adjacent to Canal Walk Shopping Centre, which is open from 9am to 9pm daily with over 400 shops - providing entertainment for both adults and children. The hotel is within walking distance from Ratanga Junction Theme Park. The hotel is centrally located between the wonders that Cape Town has to offer, V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch and the Durbanville Hill wine farms.

Offering a fusion of Victorian and modern elegance, it is situated in the heart of the world-famous Cape Winelands, providing luxury accommodation. With 28 rooms, all individually decorated and furnished with antiques, the atmosphere is that of truly escaping to the countryside.

Protea Hotel Franschhoek

African Pride Mosselberg on Grotto Beach

Franschhoek

Hermanus

This beautiful 4-star hotel overlooks the majestic mountains and vineyards of the historic village of Franschhoek, priding itself on its charming ambiance, gracious style and attentive service. Franschhoek has become one of South Africa’s leading culinary and wine-tasting destinations.

Mosselberg on Grotto Beach is a luxurious 5-star guesthouse with spectacular views of the Mosselberg Mountains and the Blue Flag Grotto Beach in Hermanus. From June to November you can view the Southern Right whales from your bedroom.

The hotel’s convenient location makes it a superb base from which to explore Franschhoek restaurants, art galleries, cheese factories and some 25 world famous wine estates.

Suites are luxuriously appointed with a bar fridge, kitchenette, safe, TV, under-floor heating, fans and full en-suite bathrooms with heated towel rails. A superb breakfast is served every morning on the deck or on our veranda. In the evenings an optional 3 course dinner is prepared and served by our in-house chef. Children of all ages are welcome.

Accommodation ~ 229

Western Cape


Southern Sun The Cullinan

Southern Sun Cape Sun

Cape Town | V & A Waterfront

Cape Town | City Centre

Situated at the entrance to the V&A Waterfront, with glorious views of either Table Mountain or the bustling harbour.

Southern Sun Cape Sun has magnificent views of the mountain and harbour, and is ideal for visitors who want to experience one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With 334 standard rooms, 14 executive rooms, 16 suites, 2 presidential suites and 2 penthouses, the hotel offers a relaxed atmosphere with every modern convenience.

Within walking distance of the Cape Town International Convention Centre and the city centre. Majestic lobby with marble pillars and luxurious fittings. 410 Superb bedrooms including 6 luxury suites with separate lounges. Room facilities include satellite TV, digital safes and wireless Internet access. Breakfast Room. Restaurant. Cocktail bar. 6 Conference rooms for up to 160 persons. Gym. Outdoor pool. Business Centre. Speciality shop in foyer.

Facilities include Riempies Restaurant, Le Bar & Lounge, 24 hour in-room dining, health & fitness centre, business centre, secretarial services, video conferencing and a variety of conference venues for up to 650 people.

Garden Court De Waal

Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

Cape Town | Gardens

Cape Town | V & A Waterfront Located at the foot of Table Mountain with sweeping views of the city and easy access to major highways, this hotel offers 136 airconditioned rooms with colour TV, M-Net, enhanced DSTV channels, IDD telephone with voicemail and tea/coffee making facilities.

Nestled between the majestic Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, this hotel is close to the V&A Waterfront, the city’s premier leisure complex. Easy access to city centre and to Cape Towns famous beaches. 546 Deluxe rooms include 3 suites, 24 executive rooms and 5 rooms for physically challenged guests, with all modern comforts and amenities. Contemporary restaurant. Coffee & Cocktail Bar. High speed Internet access in public areas. Baby sitting service. 24 Hour in-room dining. Shuttle service to V&A Waterfront. 2 Fully equipped meeting rooms for 30 persons. Outdoor pool. Gym.

The hotel has a restaurant, a bar and high speed Internet access in public areas. Self service workstation. Other facilities include an outdoor pool and free parking. The city centre, squash courts, theatres and cinemas, Clifton and Camps Bay beaches, golf, bowls and the world famous V&A Waterfront are located nearby.

Holiday Inn Express Cape Town V&A Waterfront

Holiday Inn Express Cape Town Cape Town | City Centre

Cape Town | V & A Waterfront The latest jewel in the ISO Leisure Hotels crown boasts a superb location in the heart of Cape Town’s world renowned V&A Waterfront on the Breakwater Boulevard, offering the best views of the Waterfront and Atlantic Ocean. Special features include quality interiors, percale linen, satellite television, high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access, satellite business centres, meeting room facilities and modern, comfortable guest rooms.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 230

Ideally located at the top end of the vibrant St. George’s Mall with Greenmarket Square in sight, the Parliamentary Gardens a few steps away and Table Mountain forming its backdrop. The hotel’s central position makes it the ideal base from which guests can explore the historical buildings, retail outlets and other tourist hotspots in and around the City Bowl. Special features include quality interiors, percale linen, satellite television, high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access, satellite business centres, meeting room facilities and modern, comfortable guest rooms.


Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

More Quarters Hotel

Cape Town | Gardens

Cape Town | Gardens

Offering a rare combination of historic exteriors with classic modern interiors, this family owned and managed hotel was ‘Victorianised’ in 1912 and declared a National Monument in 1984.

Combining apartment living with the full service and hospitality of this family owned and managed hotel makes this experience unique and ideal when visiting Cape Town.

The charm and character of the 13 luxuriously appointed en-suite bedrooms, matched with the hotel’s desirable location amongst the popular restaurants, street cafés and stylish boutique shops of Kloof Street, creates an unforgettable personal guest experience in the heart of Cape Town. Cape Cadogan is one of More Hotels South Africa.

The location within the City Bowl affords guests the ability to walk to restaurants and boutique shops which are frequented by the locals, ensuring an experience where one becomes part of the city cosmopolitan way of life. Each of the 14 one-bedroom and 2 twobedroom luxury apartments offers the guest a lounge, dining area, kitchen, and en-suite bedroom. Children of all ages welcome. More Quarters is one of More Hotels South Africa.

African Pride The Andros Boutique Hotel

Steenberg Hotel

Cape Town | Claremont

Cape Town | Constantia Valley

The Andros is conveniently situated close to all major tourist attractions e.g. Kirstenbosch and Constantia Winelands. Relax at the pool or work out in the gym. Our beauty salon, BLISS, has two treatment rooms where you can spoil yourself with a personalised treatment.

Steenberg offers a unique experience - wine, golf, spa and history. A historic wine farm on the foothills of the magnificent Stone Mountains combining the peace and serenity amongst the vineyards with an award winning winery & Bistro, an 18-hole championship golf course, luxury spa, Catharina’s Restaurant and Meeting Room.

Enjoy cocktails in the champagne room adjacent to our restaurant DINE, where superb food is served. The conference room has all the latest equipment for small intimate conferences.

Ideally situated a mere 20 minutes from the centre of Cape Town.

O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa

Ocean View House

Cape Town | Bantry Bay

Cape Town | Camps Bay

O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa is focused on meticulous detail via its versatile living space. Guests experience a sense of unrushed tranquility, lifting the spirit in an unassuming way.

Ocean View House is nestled between Camps Bay and Bakoven, boasting 6 acres of indigenous gardens. All luxury rooms and suites are en-suite with some of the finest views of the Atlantic Ocean. Our unique combination of warm hospitality and highly personalised service ensures hotel standards with a ‘guest house’ intimacy.

It ensues from the wooded bliss of the sun drenched deck with a hint of jasmine, to the world traveller’s needs (iPod, internet access, skype, selection of DVD’s and CD’s of choice). It is within close proximity of the hustle and bustle, yet O’s evokes a sense of sanctuary, where just being is enough...

From this sought after location our guests are able to wine and dine at some of the finest restaurants in the Peninsula and are within a few minutes drive of the Table Mountain Cableway and many of Cape Town’s well known tourist attractions.

Accommodation ~ 231

Western Cape


Upper Eastside Hotel

Premier Hotel Cape Manor

Cape Town | Woodstock

Cape Town | Sea Point The hotel is perfectly nestled in the highest setting in Woodstock, and takes full advantage of the panoramic views that the Mother City has to offer. The location enjoys the convenience of being five minutes from Cape Town’s CBD, and a mere fifteen minutes from Cape Town International Airport. Each of the 176 hotel rooms and suites are decorated in a fresh, modern and contemporary style, offering sophisticated furnishings and amenities, including central air-conditioning with individual thermostat control, wireless Internet access and a state-of-the art in-room interactive entertainment system.

Premier Hotel Cape Manor is located in the beautiful Sea Point promenade in Cape Town, commanding spectacular views of Table Mountain or the Atlantic Ocean. This 4 star hotel is in close proximity to all major tourist attractions and offers guests 84 deluxe rooms, 9 executive rooms and 6 luxury suites. If you are looking for stylish accommodation while on holiday, we at Premier Hotel Cape Manor welcome you to the best of Cape hospitality.

Chapmans Peak Hotel

Drifters Cape Town Lodge

Cape Town | Hout Bay

Cape Town | Sea Point Situated at the foot of the world famous Chapmans Peak Drive, across the road from Hout Bay beach. This hotel offers 22 luxurious rooms, each with private balconies boasting spectacular sea and mountain views. These contemporary and modern rooms, adjoining the historical building combine to create a unique luxurious seaside boutique hotel. The restaurant is a local institution, renowned worldwide for the best calamari. A stylish conference room seats 30 delegates. This combination of stunning location, in-house restaurant & conference facilities makes our hotel a unique choice. Only 20km from Cape Town.

Located in Sea Point, virtually on the beachfront, this beautiful old Inn is ideally situated for access to all major attractions in the city. A homely lounge, breakfast room and small garden under vine add to your comfort. Accommodation is in twin rooms, this is the perfect stopover for a few nights. Airport transfers on request. Shuttle service to the Waterfront runs regularly from alongside the Inn. An exclusive, well appointed Penthouse is also available.

The Ritz

City Lodge V & A

Cape Town | Sea Point

Cape Town | V & A Waterfront With the best Atlantic seaboard views in the Peninsula, we offer well appointed, modern accommodation in 222 en-suite rooms. This Sea Point landmark hotel is close to the CBD and V&A Waterfront and within walking distance to the beach and promenade. Although close to a wide selection of cosmopolitan restaurants, the Top of the Ritz revolving restaurant is still one of the most popular dining experiences in Cape Town. The tranquil Pool Deck provides a spacious relaxation area adjoining the sun filled terrace and Café Biar Ritz restaurant on the 1st floor.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 232

Situated at the entrance to the V&A Waterfront, one of Cape Town’s busiest tourist and entertainment attractions, this 207-room hotel is also adjacent to the canal that runs down to the heart of this stunning combination of a working harbour and a landlubber’s paradise. With brilliant views of Table Mountain, this hotel has everything needed for an exceptional stay – including great location, coffee shop, scrumptious breakfast, wireless internet throughout and a splash pool for those hot summer days. It’s the ideal “home away from home” in South Africa’s Mother City for domestic and international business travellers and tourists.


DeWaterkant Village

Waterfront Village

Cape Town | De Waterkant

Cape Town | V & A Waterfront

Colourful De Waterkant is a unique European influenced village of semi-detached cottages preserved from the 1760’s. Cradled between the city and the V&A Waterfront, De Waterkant is an avant-garde, cultural urban refuge highlighted by the abundance of restaurants, galleries, gay clubs, tapas bars and street cafés. Drawing comparisons from cultural and artistic villages from all over the world, De Waterkant embraces individuality and theatricality, echoed in the architecture and vibrancy of its residents and visitors. Accommodation includes the choice of guest houses or serviced apartments and houses.

Village & Life’s Waterfront Village is situated on the water’s edge in the picturesque marina development, one of the most desirable properties in the world; inspired architecture maximises the views of the marina whilst being crafted around tranquil waterways, creating a lifestyle of international desirability. Due to its situation within the world famous V&A Waterfront, guests can reach an abundance of shops and restaurants on foot.

The Bay Hotel

Camps Bay Retreat

Cape Town | Camps Bay

Cape Town | Camps Bay

Overlooking a palm-fringed beach, and nestled under the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range, the Bay Hotel offers 5-star comfort in a paradisiacal setting. Superbly designed with 78 rooms and suites, the hotel boasts two restaurants and no less than four hotel pools with expansive sun decks and superlative views. Favoured by romantics and business people alike, our unique services encompass a spa offering rejuvenating treatments, as well as fully-equipped business, conference and function facilities. Breathe deep…exhale slowly and rediscover fun. Only 7 minutes from the CBD and V&A Waterfront.

Camps Bay Retreat 5 Star Boutique Hotel is a sanctuary for the soul, set on four acres of lush green nature reserve with a mountain pool, thickets of trees, waterfalls and streams. Stay in the elegant Earl’s Dyke Manor, the contemporary Deck House or The Villa where the splendid views include the natural surrounding beauty, the ever-changing Atlantic Ocean or the surrounding mountains. The estate has features such as two swimming pools, a private tennis court, a spa and a fine dining restaurant. A refuge for the body and a haven for the mind, you’ll unravel and surrender to the tranquility.

Camps Bay Resort

The Glen Apartments

Cape Town | Camps Bay

Cape Town | Camps Bay

Set against the backdrop of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range and a stones throw from the most beautiful beaches in Cape Town, Camps Bay Resort is perfectly located for your dream holiday. Within walking distance from an abundance of day and night activities, staying at Camps Bay Resort is both fun and convenient. The resort offers activities such as swimming and sun bathing at its two swimming pools. Boasting a selection of 42 rooms, studios and apartments that are serviced and immaculately prepared, you’ll find the perfect accommodation for your needs.

The Glen Apartments takes its name from the 35 acre Glen Forest Nature Reserve that the apartment’s verge in Camps Bay. Combining design elements and interiors with modern aesthetics, The Glen offers guests the choice of studio, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom loft apartments. Top class interior finishes emphasise stone and timber, while maximum use of glass curtain-walls optimise the natural light and frame the magnificent views. Fully equipped and serviced facilities at these luxury apartments include a guest pool, secure undercover parking, reception, and concierge service.

Waterfront Village offers guests the sumptuousness of a hotel, in the comfort of luxury services apartments with superior services and facilities.

Accommodation ~ 233

Western Cape


Atlantic Beach Hotel

Radisson Blu Hotel Blaauwberg

Cape Town | Melkbosstrand

Cape Town | Blaauwberg Atlantic Beach Hotel Melkbosstrand, the gateway to the West Coast has a peaceful village atmosphere. A jewel situated just 20 minutes outside Cape Town and 30 minutes from the airport, the Atlantic Beach Hotel offers the most spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain. We also offer all the necessary hardware and technological support you need in order to make your meeting, event or special occasion a complete success. All rooms are fully equipped with Plasma TV with satellite, mini bars and all the comforts from home.

This new first class Radisson Blu Hotel, Cape Town Blaauwberg enjoys a stunning location in the Blaauwberg district with it’s 48 km of sandy beaches and wonderful vistas of Cape Town and Table Mountain. Within easy reach of central Cape Town, the hotel combines beautifully appointed rooms, an awardwinning Italian restaurant concept, Reflections Cocktail Bar, swimming pool and deck, fitness centre, and conference facilities. Across the road lies a superb beach with spectacular views, great for surfing, swimming and sunbathing. Free high-speed internet access available for all registered guests.

The Farmhouse Hotel

Lamberts Bay Hotel

Langebaan

Lambert’s Bay Overlooking the tranquil Langebaan lagoon, The Farmhouse Hotel is an experience to be savoured. Alluring to nature lovers, the location is renowned for exploring the lagoon, hiking the neighbouring Nature Reserve and bird watching. The farm kitchen bakes fresh bread and other produce daily for the restaurant, serving hearty meals infused with West Coast culture.

Located on the West Coast, about 280kms North of Cape Town and on the Namaqualand Flower Route. The cosy Lambert’s Bay Hotel combines traditional West Coast hospitality, excellent cuisine and an endless number of interesting excursions in and around the area to ensure an unforgettable stay. Bird Island is the most accessible Cape Gannet colony in the world, where you can experience encounters with various sea birds.

The Farmhouse Hotel is an unpretentious and welcoming escape for those who appreciate farm style hospitality.

Bartholomeusklip

Protea Hotel Cumberland

Riebeek Kasteel

Worcester The beautifully appointed Victorian farmhouse has been luxuriously renovated in true Victorian style.The homestead is located on the hill overlooking the farm and private nature Reserve,has 4 ensuite bedrooms and a private suite.Daily game drives into the Reserve in an open landrover give the guests an opportunity to see some of the antelope and unique plant species found in our Reserve. Other activities include cycling, canoeing, fishing and nature walks. We also have a family unit called Wild Olive House which is a fully equipped unit and can be taken on a self catering or full board basis.The house and adjoining cottage can sleep upto 6 adults and 2 children.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 234

After a full day of discovery in a new tourism destination, the recently renovated Protea Hotel Cumberland is a home away from home, offering 23 standard, 31 deluxe rooms and 1 presidential suite. Cosy cocktail bars and the Gallery Restaurant present appetising food and drinks. Facilities include a fully equipped gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, swimming pool, squash and tennis court. Close and easy accessibility to local attractions in the area for guest entertainment.


NH The Lord Charles Hotel

Straightway Head Country Hotel

Somerset West

Someset West

Nestled amidst the natural beauty of the Cape Winelands, NH The Lord Charles welcomes guests with warm hospitality and effortless luxury. Situated a mere 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, NH The Lord Charles is a unique hotel combining the relaxed elegance and sophistication of a modern hotel, with the ease and charm of the local countryside.

Straightway Head Country Hotel, nestled in the mountains above Somerset West, 30 minutes from Cape Town. This peaceful place has a unique character, one of comfort and romance surrounded by magnificent landscapes.

Guests can relax in the comfort of our 188 air conditioned rooms and 10 luxurious suites, 24 hour room service and ample secure parking are available.

Our luxurious four star hotel comprises 19 supremely comfortable en-suite bedrooms, a comfortable lounge, a restaurant, a bar, a terrace, a braai area, a sparkling pool and a pool bar, set in lush gardens with spectacular view of the Helderberg Mountains.

Erinvale Estate Hotel

Devon Valley Hotel

Somerset West

Stellenbosch

An historic Cape Dutch Hotel set in the peaceful heart of the Helderberg, surrounded by majestic mountains, adjoining the famous Gary Player-designed Erinvale Golf Course and neighbouring the acclaimed wine estates of Vergelegen, Lourensford and Morgenster.

The award-winning Devon Valley Hotel is hidden away in a shady, green and peaceful corner of the Stellenbosch Winelands showcasing breathtaking views of the olive groves, vineyards and majestic Helderberg Mountains, while offering the finest in authentic ‘handmade hospitality’.

The hotel is perfectly located to explore the Cape Whale Coast and Winelands. Enjoy a relaxed meal in the Irish-styled Skelligs Pub, mouth-watering creations in the Magnolia Restaurant or a refreshing cocktail on the Terrace. The Erinvale Estate Spa is operated by the Ginkgo Spa & Wellness Group.

The Devon Valley Hotel’s 50 stylishly furnished guest rooms reflect the contemporary colonial feel of the hotel, ideal for a romantic escape or a rejuvenating retreat.

Abalone Guest Lodge

Batavia Boutique Hotel

Hermanus

Stellenbosch

Four star Abalone Guest Lodge, situated on the magnificent ocean front of Hermanus. Abalone Lodge offers spacious luxury en suite accommodation with views over the ocean, indigenous garden or mountains. With all bathrooms offering underfloor heating, heated towel rails, handmade basins, baths and separate showers.

The Batavia Boutique Hotel offers the discerning business and leisure traveller all the grandeur of a 19th century guesthouse with all the modern conveniences to which one is entitled. Around the corner of Batavia Boutique Hotel guests will find a wealth of galleries, museums, restaurants and bars. The nine luxuriously appointed suites were individually designed and have a style of their own which has been achieved by blending the old with the new. All the rooms are furnished with carefully selected antique and contemporary pieces. Here at Batavia Boutique Hotel the emphasis is to provide an atmosphere of relaxation and a feeling of home away from home.

Situated at Sievers Point, Abalone Guest Lodge has direct access to the well-known Scenic Cliff Path that makes Hermanus the land base Whale Watching capital of the world.

Accommodation ~ 235

Western Cape


Rothman Manor

Bloomestate

Swellendam

Swellendam Rothman Manor offers exclusive boutique accommodation on the largest estate of Swellendam. Enjoy one of our six elegant rooms with superb European style comforts combined with a unique African decor. Enjoy a swim in the large pool or take a leisurely stroll in a park like garden. Watch the bird life around the large lily pond and observe Zebras and Springboks in our small Eco-Reserve while enjoying the Jacuzzi. Swellendam is a preferred starting point for various sightseeing tours to the Bontebok National Park, De Hoop and Marloth Nature Reserve and the most southern tip of Africa

This luxurious modern guesthouse offers the restful feel of a country retreat with the style of a chic design hotel. Seven bright rooms with terrace and views, high tech equipment. Relax at the poolside or at the sundeck on the pond, try the jacuzzi or pamper yourself with a wellness massage. Breakfast is a high treat, separate guestlounge with a funky bar wing. Explore the area with a variety of leisure activities.

Montagu Country Hotel

Karoo Restcamp

Montagu

Karoo National Park The hotel’s Colonial Art Deco design is based on the 1920’s Paris design. This unique style is themed throughout the hotel, making the old world charm very evident. All rooms are individually decorated in either Art Deco (classic) or Victorian (luxury) style. The hotel offers traditional cuisine, complimented by local wines, while golden oldies played on a baby grand take you back in time. The Dog and Trumpet pub and wooden deck is the ideal spot for a sundowner. The wellness centre specialises in health and treatments, and boasts a steam and mineral tub. Explore the Robertson wine route in one of our chauffeur driven classic cars.

The park is set in a mountainous semi-desert region near Beaufort West and is a convenient stopover on the N1 route between Cape Town and the interior of the country.The Klipspringer Mountain Pass provides spectacular views to visitors. Accommodation is diverse and ranges from comfortable Cape Dutch style chalets to award winning camping & caravanning sites.

Oudtshoorn Inn

Adley House

Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn

Western Cape

Situated in the centre of town, this hotel has 120 en-suite guest rooms and is located within easy reach of the Cango Caves and ostrich farms. Leisure facilities include tennis, miniature golf and a well appointed Boma Restaurant.

Built in 1905 by Sydney Herbert Adley during the ‘Ostrich Feather Boom’ period, this magnificent Victorian homestead is situated on an acre of land in a quiet up market area,with well kept gardens and 2 swimming pools.

The Garden Grill & Buffet restaurant offers a wide selection of international and traditional cuisine as well as tasty ostrich specialities. The Van Rheede conference room is equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment and will suit the needs of a corporate conference or year end function.

It is proudly owned by true South Africans, Pieter and Hilda Retief. The house has been awarded 4 stars by the TGCSA and has all the necessary amenities to make your stay most pleasant. Adley House is walking distance from the town centre and Oudtshoorn’s famous restaurants.

Accommodation ~ 236


Protea Hotel Mossel Bay

Garden Route National Park

Mossel Bay

Garden Route

3 star rooms or 4 star self catering harbour suites - all air-conditioned; WIFI; The Cafe Gannet Seafood Restaurant; Ochre Conference Centre; Pool; Blue Oyster Pool Lounge; Private Parking; Lovely Garden.

This park consists of three sections, namely Wilderness, Knysna and Tsitsikamma and is located in the Garden Route of South Africa, along the Indian Ocean between the Western and Eastern Cape.

Outside Patio; Jacana Curios and Clothing; Der Lederhandler Leather Shop; Marine Eco Adventure Centre; Local township art & crafts; 50m from the Santos Beach and 2 min walk to the harbour and town centre. Next to the Diaz Museum.

The park offers visitors scenic beauty, bush, beach and adventure experiences all in one day. Self catering accommodation ranges from camping to luxurious 4 Star units with spectacular views of the sea.

Town Lodge George

Protea Hotel King George

George

George

Ideally situated on Knysna Road opposite the Garden Route Mall, Town Lodge George offers business and leisure guests 120 rooms in a variety of double, interleading and twin configurations.

Enjoy the convenience of being on the doorstep of all the Garden Route has to offer! With the Outeniqua Mountains as a back-drop and nestled between two of the countries top golf courses, this secure, upmarket hotel is only a ten minute drive from the George Airport and close to all the beaches in the area.

It comprises the features synonymous with Town Lodge around the country - such as spacious rooms with maxi showers, ample free parking, a swimming pool, breakfast and an evening bar service - and is the ideal accommodation venue for visitors to the George area and travellers en route between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.

You can be assured of absolute relaxation in the Heart of the Garden Route.

Wilderness Beach

Drifters Knysna Lodge

Wilderness

Knysna

Set against the backdrop of majestic mountains, this prime position hotel offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and overlooks miles of beautiful beaches. There are 149 spacious guest rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, well-manicured gardens, tennis, volleyball and a curio shop.

Literally on the picturesque Knysna Lagoon and within easy walking distance of the bustling town center and vibrant waterfront, this lodge provides an ideal base from which to explore the Garden Route or to simply relax.

The Wellness Centre is the ideal stay over venue for business and leisure travellers, who simply wish to de-stress and be pampered. We cater for small corporate and private functions with the full support of an experienced team.

Comprised of 12 well appointed, en-suite rooms all with lagoon views and a cosy lounge and breakfast area, this is ideal for stop-overs or relaxed holidays.

Accommodation ~ 237

Western Cape


The Rex Hotel

The Graywood Hotel

Knysna

Knysna Located on the world famous Garden Route, The Rex Hotel is one of Knysna’s most elegant and charming accommodation offerings, is 65km from the George Airport and 150m from the Knysna Waterfront, and captures the essence of four-star luxury with immaculate service and exceptional comfort. A gateway to world-class restaurants, blossoming forests and the shores of the serene lagoon.

The Graywood Hotel is centrally situated halfway between the Knysna Waterfront and town centre. In keeping with the spirit of surrounding indigenous forests the hotel enjoys beautiful woodwork throughout and is complemented by lush landscaped and manicured gardens with a sparkling pool and wooden sundeck. 49 Stylish rooms are complemented with crisp white duvets and accessories in warm tones. All usual guest amenities and in-room facilities are offered.

The hotel offers 30 luxurious and spacious en-suite rooms, with a sophisticated mix of contemporary and classic comfort.

Premier Hotel Knysna - The Moorings

Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Knysna

Plettenberg Bay Premier Hotel Knysna - The Moorings welcomes you to the secluded banks of the Knysna Lagoon in the midst of enchanting woodland gardens. This hotel offers a range of luxury waterfront accommodation from 23 deluxe rooms, 19 One-bedroom suites and 6 Two-bedroom suites and 11 luxury waterfront Villa’s.

“If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.” (Lin Yutang: 1895-1976) 18km East of Plettenberg Bay. Private Nature Reserve on edge of indigenous forest with breathtaking views of surrounding valleys and mountains. Outstanding cuisine, style and personalised attention. 16 Unique Africanstyled en-suite rooms with private decks. The Villa@Hog Hollow is our private house 400m from the lodge and ideal for families or 2 couples. Numerous activities nearby: golf, wine, elephants, cheetahs, whales & dolphins. FTTSA & Greenleaf accredited.

The area offers an abundance of outdoor leisure activities such as fishing, swimming, boating or bird watching, while Knysna is only minutes away where guests can enjoy a variety of shopping malls, restaurants, pubs and attractions.

NH Plettenberg Bay

Periwinkle Lodge

Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay NH Plettenberg Bay offers guests refined luxury and sophisticated elegance - situated on a lush sweeping private estate,nestled between the Indian Ocean, the Keurbooms River and the rolling greens of the Gary Player designer Goose Valley Golf Course, this African hotel offers contemporary spirit and flair in the heart if the beautiful Garden Route. The superb 44 rooms offer stylish décor and plush comfort whilst the surrounding natural beauty provide guests with space, fresh air and majestic expanse of the blue African sky.

Western Cape

Accommodation ~ 238

The 4-star Periwinkle Lodge is ideally situated on the Beachyhead Drive with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, Robberg Peninsula and the Outeniqua mountain range. Opposite the lodge is the swimming beach of Robberg, recently awarded Blue Flag status. A few of the special features at the lodge are under-floor heating and heated towel rails. English or Continental breakfast can be enjoyed in the dining room or on the patio or balcony. Enjoy the warm ambiance that has been created to be the ultimate in hospitality, in an ocean-front mansion that lends itself to relaxation and entertainment.


Introduction

Northern Cape

The Northern Cape is the largest and most sparsely populated of the provinces of South Africa. Its capital is Kimberley. It includes the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, which is part of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park with Botswana. The 38 000 km2 park is home to large herds of antelope, including the Springbok, the Gemsbok and the black maned Kalahari Lion. It also includes the Augrabies Falls and the diamond mining regions in Kimberley and Alexander Bay. The Namaqualand region (in the west) is famous for its Namaqualand daisies. The towns of De Aar and Colesberg (in the south) are part of the Great Karoo, and are major transport nodes between Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. The Orange River flows through the province, forming the borders with the Free State (in the south east) and with Namibia (to the northwest). It is also used to irrigate the many vineyards near Upington, which is very important in this mostly arid province. The Province is noted for its San rock art, diamond diggings, 4x4 safaris and wildlife sanctuaries providing endless opportunties for getting back into nature.

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!Xaus Lodge

Drifters Karoo Lodge

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Karoo

Crafted to blend into the landscape of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, this 24-bed thatched luxury lodge overlooks a large salt pan. Here, from the privacy of your own chalet, you can observe the animals drinking at the waterhole below.

Situated 30 km from Graaff-Reinet, not far from the Valley of Desolation in the dry, semi-desert Karoo, this remote lodge provides wonderful opportunities to explore the unique fauna and flora that this area has to offer. This property has been painstakingly rehabilitated and now offers one of the most interesting and diverse nature reserves in the region.

Enjoy the main lodges viewing deck that includes a lounge, dining area, plunge pool and craft shop. The 12 twin and king-size bed en-suite chalets capture the essence of the Kalahari while providing the modern traveller with most of today’s tourist comforts. Experience an African sunset while savouring the tastes of the Mier’s unique culinary offerings. Marvel at the night sky as it is interpreted through the Bushman folklore. Game walks and pan drives provide the opportunity to find animals and birdlife. Accompany the legendary Bushmen hunter-gatherers and learn their secrets of survival as they track through the desert.

Game on the property includes the rare Cape Mountain Zebra, Black Wildebeest and beautiful Bontebok. Accommodation is in comfortable chalets crafted from local stone, each with its own fireplace, bathroom and unbelievable desert vista. A communal living area has been created within the original farmhouse, which dates back to the early settlers. Game drives on the property are available on request.

Accommodation ~ 239

Northern Cape


Kalahari Region

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve “A vast and magical land” Tswalu Kalahari, owned by the Oppenheimer family, is South Africa’s largest private game reserve. Located in the Northern Cape, at the foot of the Korannaberg Mountains, Tswalu covers an area of over 100,000 hectares of Kalahari wilderness. There are only two lodges on the entire reserve - the Motse and Tarkuni. Each provides the ultimate in barefoot luxury in sophisticated surroundings designed by world-renowned Boyd Ferguson. The word “Tswalu” means “a new beginning”. Tswalu Kalahari is driven by two ambitions; to create an inspirational experience for its guests, where every traveller can be renewed and feel reborn in this magical landscape, and a conservation vision, to restore the Kalahari to itself. Just some of the spectacular wildlife to be seen at Tswalu includes the huge black-maned lions of the Kalahari and South Africa’s largest single population of desert Black rhino (Diceros bicornis bicornis), now identified as being a critically endangered species. Tswalu Kalahari has received international awards including the Relais & Chateaux Global Environment Trophy 2006 and Conde Nast Traveller’s World Saver Award 2007. Tswalu was named as one of National Geographic’s top 50 eco-lodges in the world in 2009. Tswalu Kalahari is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux and offers guests sublime accommodation, splendid cuisine and a philosophy centred around personal service. Guided walks, private vehicles, horse-back safaris and hot air ballooning are all available as are nights sleeping out under Africa’s biggest skies, simply to experience the sunsets, the stars and the silence. The Kalahari is malaria-free. Families and children of all ages are welcomed, as Tswalu passionately believes in sharing this place of wonder across the generations.

Northern Cape

Accommodation ~ 240


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African Pride Andros Boutique Hotel, The

231

13

CPT

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°

°

°

°

°

°

°

African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa

190

180

CPT

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

African Pride Hacklewood Hill Country House

175

8

PLZ

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel

88

118

JNB

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°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

African Pride Mosselberg on Grotto Beach

229

5

CPT

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

African Pride Mount Grace Country House and Spa

105

121

HLA

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa

169

23

PLZ

°

°

°

°

°

°

African Pride Rijk's Country House

216

15

CPT

°

°

°

°

°

°

African Pride Rosenhof Country House

216

14

GRJ

African Pride Sands @ St Francis

175

5

PLZ

°

°

°

African Rock - Johannesburg

93

9

JNB

°

°

Airport Grand , The

95

151

JNB

°

°

Alpine Heath Resort

160

100

PZB

Amakhala Game Reserve

172

34

PLZ

°

Ambassador Hotel & Executive Suites, The

192

97

CPT

°

Aquila Private Game Reserve

214

38

CPT

°

Arathusa Safari Lodge

134

13

HDS

°

Arniston Spa Hotel

223

60

CPT

Asara Wine Estate & Hotel

205

36

CPT

Askari Lodge

107

30

HLA

Atlantic Beach Hotel

234

38

CPT

°

Babanango Valley Lodge

165

9

ULD

Bakubung Bush Lodge

102

76

NTY

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cultural experience

fishing

whale watching

°

scuba diving

°

°

horse riding

°

°

boating

°

mokoro / canoe

°

hiking

°

mountain biking

°

BUSH / NATURE WALKS

NIGHT DRIVEs

°

°

bird watching

°

°

gymnasium

GRJ

game & nature drives

14

° °

golf

236

° °

swimming pool

Adley House

°

°

wedding facilities

°

°

°

wellness facilities

CPT

°

°

spa

27

°

°

business centre

187

°

°

wi-fi connectivity

Adderley Hotel

children

CPT

° °

° °

Conference facilities

8

parking

235

°

babysitting

Abalone Guest Lodge

°

TV with satellite

RCB

internet connectivity

61

MINI BAR

153

TV with mnet

&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve

FANS

airport

UTN

TEA & COFFEE FACILITIES

NUMBER OF ROOMS

12

AIRCONDITIONING

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239

SOUTH AFRICA !Xaus Lodge

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°

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°

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° on property ◗ nearby

Index

Accommodation

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°

°

Batavia Boutique Hotel

235

9

CPT

°

°

°

°

°

°

Bay Hotel, The

233

78

CPT

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Beach Hotel - Durban

162

100

DUR

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Beach Hotel, The - Port Elizabeth

175

58

PLZ

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Beacon House

226

12

GRJ

°

°

°

°

°

Belvidere Manor

226

28

GRJ

°

°

°

°

°

°

Best Western Cape Suites Hotel

220

123

CPT

°

°

°

°

Beverly Hills Hotel

152

89

DUR

°

Birkenhead House

221

11

CPT

Bloomestate

236

7

CPT

Bonamanzi

161

33

RCB

Bongani Mountain Lodge

141

40

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

214

Brookes Hill Suites

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°

°

°

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°

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°

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°

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°

°

°

279

100

PLZ

°

°

°

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

108

8

JNB

°

°

°

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

224

25

GRJ

°

°

°

°

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

224

16

CPT

°

Cabanas Sun City Resort, The

101

380

NTY

°

Camp Jabulani

121

7.00

HDS

°

Camp Shawu

135

5

MQP

Camp Shonga

135

5

MQP

Camps Bay Resort

233

42

CPT

°

Camps Bay Retreat

233

15

CPT

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

231

13

Cape Grace

194

120

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CPT

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CPT

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°

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°

°

°

PLZ

°

°

° °

°

°

RCB

°

° °

°

GRJ

4

°

° °

°

15

21

°

°

MQP

176

°

°

°

162

°

°

°

°

° °

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Bushlands Game Lodge

°

°

Bukela Game Lodge

°

°

° °

°

°

°

°

°

° ◗

°

°

°

cultural experience

CPT

fishing

9

whale watching

234

scuba diving

Bartholomeus Klip

horse riding

°

boating

°

mokoro / canoe

°

hiking

°

°

mountain biking

°

°

BUSH / NATURE WALKS

°

°

NIGHT DRIVEs

°

°

bird watching

business centre

wi-fi connectivity

°

°

gymnasium

children

Conference facilities

°

°

game & nature drives

parking

babysitting

°

°

golf

TV with satellite

internet connectivity

°

CPT

swimming pool

MINI BAR

°

41

wedding facilities

TEA & COFFEE FACILITIES

°

188

wellness facilities

AIRCONDITIONING

°

Bantry Bay Luxury Suites

spa

airport

DUR

TV with mnet

NUMBER OF ROOMS

95

FANS

PAGE

156

SOUTH AFRICA Balmoral Hotel, The

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° on property ◗ nearby

Index

Accommodation

°

°

°

°

Capetonian Hotel, The

189

170

CPT

°

°

°

°

°

° °

Casa doSol Hotel & Resort

124

54

MQP

°

Cascades Hotel Sun City Resort, The

100

243

NTY

°

Casterbridge Hollow

140

30

MQP

°

Cathedral Peak Hotel

156

104

PZB

Cellars-Hohenort, The

206

52

CPT

Centurion Lake

97

160

Chapmans Peak Hotel

232

Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp

118

Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve

120

Chitwa Chitwa

132

City Lodge Airport Johannesburg

97

City Lodge Durban

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°

°

°

°

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°

JNB

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

22

CPT

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

8

HDS

°

°

°

°

°

8

HDS

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

10

MQP

°

°

°

°

219

JNB

°

°

°

158

160

DUR

°

City Lodge GrandWest

222

176

CPT

°

City Lodge Port Elizabeth

178

147

PLZ

°

City Lodge Umhlanga Ridge

166

168

DUR

°

City Lodge V & A

232

207

CPT

°

°

Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway

116

8

HLA

°

°

°

Commodore, The

195

236

CPT

°

°

°

Cosmos Cuisine Guest House

179

14

PLZ

Cottage Pie Guest House

228

13

GRJ

Court Classique Suite Hotel

92

58

JNB

°

°

°

° ◗

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

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°

°

°

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°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Courtyard Cape Town

217

70

CPT

°

°

Courtyard Port Elizabeth

179

91

PLZ

°

°

Courtyard Rosebank

97

83

JNB

°

°

Crowne Plaza Johannesburg -The Rosebank

87

318

JNB

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°

° °

°

° °

°

°

cultural experience

°

fishing

CPT

whale watching

119

°

scuba diving

202

°

horse riding

Cape Town Lodge Hotel

°

°

boating

°

°

°

mokoro / canoe

°

°

°

hiking

CPT

°

mountain biking

56

°

BUSH / NATURE WALKS

218

FANS

Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel

°

NIGHT DRIVEs

°

°

bird watching

°

°

gymnasium

°

°

game & nature drives

°

CPT

golf

°

95

swimming pool

business centre

°

°

185

wedding facilities

children

Conference facilities

°

°

°

Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Residence

wellness facilities

parking

babysitting

°

°

CPT

spa

TV with satellite

internet connectivity

°

°

57

wi-fi connectivity

MINI BAR

TV with mnet

°

°

TEA & COFFEE FACILITIES

°

°

AIRCONDITIONING

°

°

airport

°

NUMBER OF ROOMS

°

PAGE

°

219

SOUTH AFRICA Cape Milner, The

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Index

Accommodation

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50

CPT

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

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233

60

CPT

°

°

°

Diaz 15 House on the Bay

180

9

PLZ

Djuma Private Game Reserve

129

8

MQP

Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa

193

6

D'Ouwe Werf Hotel

217

Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort

Devon Valley Hotel

235

DeWaterkant Village

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

CPT

°

°

°

°

°

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38

CPT

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

163

81

DUR

°

°

°

°

°

Drifters Cape Town Lodge

232

12

CPT

Drifters Dolphin Coast Lodge

165

12

DUR

Drifters Drakensburg Lodge

165

9

PZB

Drifters Karoo Lodge

239

5

Drifters Knysna Lodge

237

Drifters Zululand Lodge

°

°

°

°

°

°

UPN

°

°

15

GRJ

°

165

3

RCB

°

Drostdy Hotel

178

51

PLZ

DumaZulu Lodge and Traditional Village

162

21

DUR

Elephant House

177

8

PLZ

°

Elephant Lake Hotel

155

56

RCB

°

Elephant Plains Game Lodge

134

12

MQP

°

Ellerman House & Villa

184

16

CPT

°

Entabeni

116

90

JNB

°

Erinvale Estate Hotel

235

57

CPT

Ezulwini Sun Swaziland

145

60

MTS

Fabz Estate Hotel, Lonehill

94

31

JNB

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

150

76

DUR

Fairmont Zimbali Resort

151

154

DUR

Falaza Game Park & Spa

163

15

RCB

Fancourt

211

135

GRJ

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cultural experience

°

fishing

°

°

whale watching

°

scuba diving

°

°

°

°

horse riding

°

21

°

boating

°

225

°

mokoro / canoe

GRJ

De Opstal Country Lodge

°

°

hiking

°

mountain biking

°

BUSH / NATURE WALKS

°

° ◗

NIGHT DRIVEs

°

°

bird watching

°

°

gymnasium

°

°

game & nature drives

°

JNB

°

golf

°

166

swimming pool

°

82

wedding facilities

°

Da Vinci Hotel and Suites

wellness facilities

children

°

spa

parking

babysitting

°

°

business centre

TV with satellite

internet connectivity

°

MQP

wi-fi connectivity

MINI BAR

TV with mnet

°

12

Conference facilities

FANS

TEA & COFFEE FACILITIES

°

AIRCONDITIONING

°

airport

°

NUMBER OF ROOMS

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139

SOUTH AFRICA Cybele Forest Lodge & Health Spa

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Index

Accommodation

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Forever Resorts Blyde Canyon

137

100

MQP

°

°

Forever Resorts Centurion Hotel

95

50

JNB

°

°

Forever Resorts Mount Sheba

137

25

MQP

°

°

Forever Resorts Swadini

137

78

MQP

°

°

Fountains Hotel & Suites

218

156

CPT

°

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

221

26

CPT

°

Garden Court De Waal

230

136

CPT

°

°

°

Garden Court Sandton City

96

444

JNB

°

°

Garden Court Umhlanga

166

204

DUR

°

Garden Route Game Lodge

213

34

GRJ

°

Garonga Safari Camp

122

9

HDS

°

Ghost Mountain Inn

155

50

RCB

°

°

°

°

Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

119

8

HDS

Gondwana Game Reserve

208

32

GRJ

Gorah

177

11

PLZ

Grace in Rosebank, The

93

73

JNB

Grande Roche Hotel

204

35

Granny Mouse Country House & Spa

166

Graywood Hotel ,The Greenway Woods Resort

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CPT

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20

PZB

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238

49

GRJ

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139

115

MQP

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

223

27

CPT

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Hamiltons Tented Camp

136

6

MQP

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Hannah Lodge

135

68

HDS

Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites

187

59

CPT

Hawane Resort

145

24

MTS

Highgrove House

143

8

MQP

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Hilton Cape Town City Centre

196

137

CPT

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cultural experience

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°

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°

fishing

°

°

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°

whale watching

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scuba diving

°

°

horse riding

°

MQP

°

boating

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15

°

mokoro / canoe

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137

°

hiking

°

Forever Resorts Blue Mountain Lodge

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mountain biking

°

°

BUSH / NATURE WALKS

°

°

°

NIGHT DRIVEs

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°

°

bird watching

°

PZB

°

gymnasium

°

17

°

game & nature drives

°

166

°

golf

°

Fordoun Boutique Hotel, Spa & Restaurant

swimming pool

°

°

wedding facilities

°

°

wellness facilities

children

Conference facilities

°

°

spa

parking

babysitting

°

CPT

business centre

TV with satellite

internet connectivity

°

16

wi-fi connectivity

MINI BAR

TV with mnet

°

FANS

°

TEA & COFFEE FACILITIES

°

AIRCONDITIONING

°

airport

°

NUMBER OF ROOMS

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PAGE

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234

SOUTH AFRICA Farmhouse Hotel , The

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Accommodation

PLZ

°

°

°

°

°

Hluhluwe River Lodge & Adventures

157

12

RCB

°

°

°

°

°

°

Hog Hollow Country Lodge

238

16

GRJ

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°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

230

175

CPT

°

°

°

°

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°

°

°

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166

235

DUR

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

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Holiday Inn Express Pretoria - Sunnypark

96

303

JNB

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°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Holiday Inn Express Sandton - Woodmead

96

155

JNB

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Holiday Inn Express V&A Waterfront

230

222

CPT

°

°

Holiday Inn Johannesburg - Rosebank

96

158

JNB

°

°

°

Holiday Inn Sandton

87

301

JNB

°

Hollow on the Square

218

116

CPT

°

°

°

Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps

122

24

HDS

Hotel Numbi & Garden Suites

143

57

MQP

°

Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge

136

6

MQP

°

Hunter's Country House

227

23

GRJ

°

Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa

210

100

GRJ

°

Ibhayi Guest Lodge

176

14

PLZ

°

Idube Private Game Reserve

131

10

MQP

°

Iketla Lodge

140

8

MQP

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°

°

°

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93

6

JNB

°

12

MQP

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Impodimo Game Lodge

106

10

AIRSTRIP

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Inn on the Square

220

165

CPT

°

Isibindi Zulu Lodge

159

6

RCB

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

105

60

NTY

°

°

Jaci's Safari and Tree Lodges

104

20

JNB

°

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Jackalberry Lodge

118

7

HDS

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Jock Safari Lodge

133

15

SZK

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°

°

°

°

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136

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Imbali Safari Lodge

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°

Illyria House

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°

°

°

°

°

Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga

°

°

°

°

Holiday Inn Express Cape Town - City Centre

°

°

°

cultural experience

8

°

°

fishing

176

°

whale watching

Hlosi Game Lodge

° °

scuba diving

°

horse riding

°

boating

°

°

mokoro / canoe

°

°

hiking

°

°

mountain biking

°

°

BUSH / NATURE WALKS

°

°

NIGHT DRIVEs

business centre

°

°

bird watching

children

Conference facilities

°

°

gymnasium

parking

babysitting

°

°

game & nature drives

TV with satellite

internet connectivity

°

GRJ

golf

MINI BAR

TV with mnet

°

19

swimming pool

FANS

TEA & COFFEE FACILITIES

°

225

wedding facilities

AIRCONDITIONING

°

Hlangana Lodge

wellness facilities

airport

MQP

spa

NUMBER OF ROOMS

91

wi-fi connectivity

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140

SOUTH AFRICA Hippo Hollow Country Estate

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Accommodation

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°

°

°

°

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 64

HDS

°

°

°

°

Kariega Game Reserve

168

 61

PLZ

°

°

°

°

Karongwe Lodges

115

 47

HDS

°

°

°

Kedar Country Lodge

107

 62

HLA

°

Kelway Hotel, The

177

 61

PLZ

Kichaka Private Game Lodge

177

 10

PLZ

°

°

°

°

°

Kings Camp

114

10

HDS

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Kleine Zalze Lodges

222

47

CPT

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Knysna Hollow Country Estate

227

79

GRJ

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°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Knysna Log-Inn

227

 57

GRJ

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Knysna River Club

211

 38

GRJ

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Komati River Chalets

143

18

MQP

°

°

Kosi Forest Lodge

159

 8

RCB

Kruger Park Lodge

138

 208

MQP

Kubu Safari Lodge

120

 40

HDS

°

°

Kuzuko Lodge

170

 24

PLZ

°

°

°

°

°

°

Kwa Maritane

102

 90

NTY

°

°

°

°

°

°

L' Ermitage - Franschhoek

183

 42

CPT

°

°

°

°

°

La Residence

221

 11

CPT

°

°

°

°

FANS

112

°

°

°

218

 78

CPT

°

Lagoon Beach Hotel

199

 240

CPT

°

Lake Pleasant Living

209

 26

GRJ

°

°

Lakes, The

91

 144

JNB

°

°

Lalibela Game Reserve

179

 22

PLZ

°

°

°

Lamberts Bay Hotel

234

 47

CPT

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°

°

°

°

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°

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°

Lady Hamilton Hotel

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°

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° ◗

°

°

°

°

°

° °

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

cultural experience

°

Kapama River Lodge

°

fishing

°

°

°

°

°

whale watching

°

°

°

°

scuba diving

°

°

°

°

°

horse riding

°

°

°

°

°

boating

°

°

°

°

mokoro / canoe

°

°

HDS

hiking

HDS

 12

°

°

mountain biking

°

 10

111

°

BUSH / NATURE WALKS

°

°

111

Kapama Karula

° °

°

NIGHT DRIVEs

°

°

Kapama Buffalo Camp

° °

°

bird watching

°

°

°

HDS

°

gymnasium

°

°

AIRSTRIP

 8

°

game & nature drives

°

°

15

122

°

golf

°

°

224

Kambaku Safari Lodge

swimming pool

°

Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve

wedding facilities

°

°

wellness facilities

°

RCB

spa

business centre

°

 60

wi-fi connectivity

children

°

AIRCONDITIONING

°

airport

Conference facilities

°

parking

TV with satellite

internet connectivity

°

babysitting

MINI BAR

TV with mnet

°

NUMBER OF ROOMS

TEA & COFFEE FACILITIES

°

PAGE

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159

SOUTH AFRICA Jozini Tiger Lodge

°

°

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°

°

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° ◗

°

°

°

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°

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° ◗

°

°

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°

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° ◗

°

°

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°

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°

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°

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°

°

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°

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°

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°

°

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°

° °

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Index

Accommodation

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°

°

°

°

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°

Last Word Franschhoek, The

201

6

CPT

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Last Word Long Beach, The

200

6

CPT

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Last Word Sea Five, The

200

6

CPT

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa

203

61

CPT

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Le Quartier Français

205

22

CPT

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Legend Golf & Safari Lodge

116

210

JNB

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Leisure Bay Luxury Suites

188

30

CPT

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve

128

8

MQP

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

Lesedi African Lodge & Cultural Village

81

38

HLA

°

°

°

°

°

°

Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

130

26

SZK

Londolozi Private Game Reserve

128

32

MQP

°

°

°

°

Lone Creek River Lodge

141

27

MQP

°

°

Lugogo Sun Swaziland

145

202

MTS

°

Lukimbi Safari Lodge

131

16

MQP

°

Mabula Game Lodge

117

47

JNB

°

Madikwe Hills Private Game Reserve

104

10

JNB

°

°

°

°

Madikwe River Lodge

107

16

JNB

°

°

°

°

Makakatana Bay Lodge

163

6

RCB

°

°

Makalali Private Game Reserve

110

24

HDS

°

°

MalaMala Game Reserve

134

25

AIRSTRIP

°

°

Maliba Mountain Lodge

147

6

MSU

Mandela Rhodes Place Hotela and Spa

220

110

CPT

°

Marataba

116

15

JNB

°

Marine Hermanus, The

207

42

CPT

Mateya Safari Lodge

103

5

AIRSTRIP

°

Mercure Bedfordview

94

120

JNB

°

°

Mercure Midrand

94

92

JNB

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°

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°

°

°

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°

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°

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°

°

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°

°

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°

°

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°

°

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°

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°

°

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°

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°

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°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

° °

°

°

°

°

°

cultural experience

°

°

fishing

°

°

whale watching

°

°

scuba diving

°

°

horse riding

°

°

°

boating

°

CPT

°

mokoro / canoe

CPT

9

hiking

5

201

°

mountain biking

200

Last Word Constantia, The

°

BUSH / NATURE WALKS

Last Word Bishopscourt, The

NIGHT DRIVEs

°

bird watching

°

gymnasium

°

game & nature drives

°

golf

°

swimming pool

°

wedding facilities

°

wellness facilities

°

spa

°

business centre

°

wi-fi connectivity

°

children

°

Conference facilities

°

parking

MINI BAR

°

babysitting

TEA & COFFEE FACILITIES

°

TV with satellite

AIRCONDITIONING

CPT

internet connectivity

airport

48

TV with mnet

NUMBER OF ROOMS

204

FANS

PAGE

SOUTH AFRICA Lanzerac Hotel & Spa, The

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°

°

°

°

°

°

°

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Index

Accommodation

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

°

23

CPT

91

207

HLA

Misty Waves

209

30

CPT

°

Mjejane River Lodge

136

10

MQP

°

Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve

154

14

RCB

°

°

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards

202

22

CPT

°

Montagu Country Hotel

236

33

CPT

More Quarters Hotel

231

18

CPT

°

°

Motswari Private Game Reserve

113

15

HDS

°

°

Motswiri Private Safari Lodge

108

5

AIRSTRIP

°

°

°

°

°

Mount Nelson Hotel, The

217

209

CPT

°

°

°

°

°

°

Mpongo Private Game Reserve

180

24

ELS

°

°

°

°

Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort

163

60

DUR

°

°

°

Ngala Private Game Reserve

121

31

HDS

°

°

°

°

Nguni River Lodge

173

9

PLZ

°

°

°

°

°

NH Plettenberg Bay

238

44

GRJ

°

°

°

°

°

NH The Lord Charles

235

198

CPT

Nkambeni Tented Lodge

133

148

MQP

°

°

Nungubane Game Lodge

117

5

AIRSTRIP

O on Kloof Boutique Hotel

231

8

CPT

°

Ocean View House

231

17

CPT

°

Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve

174

10

ELS

°

°

°

°

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