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The Leading Travel Companies of The World
Thompsons Holidays is a proud member of “The Leading Travel Companies
of The World”, a collection of quality international travel and tourism
companies offering an extensive selection of holiday options across the globe.
All members of this group offer superior quality, value for money and the
highest levels of service.
Getting to know Thompsons Holidays
This Thompsons brochure has been designed especially for you, our valued
client. We have gone the extra mile to ensure that all your travel needs are
covered and are confident that after reading it, you’ll insist on a Thompsons
holiday. The Thompsons website is a one-stop shop for a variety of exciting
holidays. Simply visit www.thompsons.co.za and discover a wealth of travel
opportunities.
Your Link to Thompsons
Thompsons Holidays has dealings with more than 1 500 travel agencies across
South Africa so you’ll have no difficulty booking the holiday you deserve. Just
pop into a travel agency near you and request a Thompsons holiday.
Price Guarantee
Once full payment is received from you, the price paid is guaranteed,
irrespective of any subsequent changes in airfare or fluctuations in the
exchange rate.
Awards Speak Volumes
With 30 years experience in the travel industry, we have built a reputation
for providing excellent service, specialist knowledge and value for money
tailor-made packages. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed, for five consecu-
tive years, Thompsons has been voted Best International Tour Operator and
Best African Tour Operator in the Diners Club ASATA Travel Awards.
Thompsons Value for Money
As one of the largest Tour Operators, Thompsons Holidays enjoys
excellent rates and booking conditions with our partner airlines, hotels, trans-
fers, excursion and attraction suppliers. This translates into the best possible
value for you, our valued customer.
Travel Pack
Prior to departure, your travel documents will be presented to you in a
durable Thompsons travel wallet. Each pack contains valuable information,
as well as re-usable luggage labels and other surprises, depending on your
destination. In the event of an emergency, a Thompsons staff member is
contactable by phone, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Thompsons Top-Up’s
Top – Up your Thompsons package with additional attractions and excursions
to enhance your holiday experience. You will be spoilt for choice when you
see Thompsons huge range of quality Top–Ups to choose from in every
Province. Our extensive range includes sightseeing tours, excursions, attrac-
tions, lunch & dinner cruises to name just a few.
Refer to our website www.thompsons.co.za for prices on all properties
featured in this brochure.
Why you should insist on a Thompsons Holiday
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Dream the destination... Live the journey.
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holiday during school holiday
periods.
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South Africa Packages include free items.
So look out for your list of free inclusions when
you book a Thompsons South Africa Holiday.
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credit card and drivers licence
is compulsory on collection of
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Thompsons Touring
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Rovos Rail & Blue Train
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Thompsons Top-Ups
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Mangwanani
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Cape Town & Surrounds
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Northern Cape
20-24
Garden Route
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Eastern Cape
29-30
Limpopo
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Free State
32-36
Gauteng
37-43
KwaZulu-Natal
44-46
Mpumalanga
47-49
North West
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Hotel Index
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Booking Conditions
Discover South Africa with
Thompsons Holidays
wide open spaces, vibrant cities, and
spectacular beaches. South Africa’s
natural beauty and wildlife will leave you
awe-struck.
Thompsons has, through its partners
in the industry, the advantage of access
to incredible rates with airlines, hotels,
luxury trains as well as the hire of
coaches and cars. Whatever your
budget, personal interests or family
requirements, whether you would like
the peace of mind of a fully escorted
tour or the freedom of a self-drive
holiday, Thompsons offers something to
suit your needs.
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The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
The TGCSA has the exclusive use of the ‘star’ symbol to
denote standards in the Tourism Industry. Thompsons has
adopted this grading system. Establishments have been
assessed and given a ‘star’ rating.
Properties that do not show stars have not applied to be
graded by the Tourism Grading Council.
+ Fair to good (modest) quality in the overall standard of
furnishings, service and guest care. Clean and functional
accommodation.
++ Good quality in the overall standard of furnishings,
service and guest care.
+++ Very good quality in the overall standard of
furnishings, service and guest care.
++++ Superior (excellent) comfort and quality with a
high standard of furnishings,service and guest care.
+++++ Exceptional quality and luxurious accommodation
(matching best international standards). Highest standard of
furnishings, flawless service and meticulous guest care.
In addition to the website the
South Africa Brochure will also
have price inserts to help you
select a package that will suit
your needs.
Dream the destination... Live the journey.
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Thompsons Touring & Safaris
Experiencing the Winelands
Thompsons Africa Touring & Safaris
Operating in 13 strategic tourist hubs and focusing on using the best quality staff, vehicles and hotels, Thompsons Africa Touring & Safaris offer
outstanding escorted (guided) overland tours, scheduled and private day tours, open vehicle safaris, adventure activities and transfers.
PARTLY ESCORTED TOUR*
Kruger Wildlife
2 Nights / 3 Days From R4 704pp
Johannesburg - Kruger National Park -
Johannesburg
DEPARTS: Daily
HIGHLIGHTS
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vehicles.
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enabling communication for the best game
viewing sights.
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photographic opportunities.
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registered and highly experienced field guides.
*PARTLY ESCORTED:
Some services and certain transfers may not be
guided.
PARTLY ESCORTED TOUR*
Garden Route Splendour
3 Nights / 4 Days From R6 040pp
Port Elizabeth - Knysna- Oudtshoorn - Cape Town
(Also operates in reverse from Cape Town)
DEPARTS: Sundays
HIGHLIGHTS
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renowned for its age-old trees.
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Reserve, situated at the entrance to the
Knysna Lagoon.
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Choo-Tjoe passing breathtaking coastal scenery.
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dripstone formations of stalactites and
stalagmites.
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world in Hermanus. (Seasonal - July to
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FULLY ESCORTED TOUR
Garden Route Wonderland
3 Nights / 4 Days From R5 099pp
Cape Town - Oudtshoorn - Knysna - Cape Town
DEPARTS: Mondays
HIGHLIGHTS
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dripstone formations of stalactites and
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Reserve, situated at the entrance to the Knysna
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world in Hermanus. (Seasonal - July to
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2 nights Rest Camp,
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Knysna (or similar)
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1 night Queens Hotel,
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1 night Queens Hotel,
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2 nights Knysna Log Inn,
Knysna (or similar)
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Rovos Rail
The Blue Train
Rovos Rail operates three luxurious trains
through some of the most spectacular
scenery in Africa . The Train combines
the opulence of colonial travel with subtle
modern innovations. Guests are accom-
modated in the most spacious train suites in
the world with fine wood paneling, period
Edwardian features as well as every modern
convenience and comfort. The air-condi-
tioned suites carry two people, offering the
option of twin or double beds in either a
Royal Suite, a Deluxe Suite or one of the
Pullman Suites. Traditional furnishings and
period décor ensure an atmosphere of
elegance and grandeur in the Dining Lounge
and Observation cars.
Synonymous with elegance and class,
The Blue Train remains South Africa’s most
prized icon of luxury. Comparable to the
world’s finest hotels, the suites offer
5 Star luxury accommodations, with
private en-suite bathroom facilities. Still at
the forefront of technical innovation, one
of the 2 trains now boasts a state-of-the-art
conference facility. Elegantly equipped with
an array of audio-visual equipment,
it’s capable of accommodating up to 22
guests. To ensure privacy and peace of
mind, a tailor-made charter can be easily
secured with a simple booking.
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Itinerary
Rovos Rail - The Pride of Africa
Pretoria to Durban or vice versa
This three day safari includes game drives
in two varied and unique game reserves.
Experience the diversity of the Kruger
Park, or Mkhaya in Swaziland, or Hluhluwe
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way from Pretoria to Durban through some
of the most spectacular scenery South
Africa has to offer.
Packages include accommodation, meals
and excursions during the train journey, as
well as alcoholic beverages whilst on board
the train.
Additional routes on offer:
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The Blue Train - A Window to the
Soul of South Africa
Pretoria to Cape Town or vice versa
The route between Pretoria and Cape
Town is a 27 hour Journey through some of
the most diverse and spectacular scenery.
Southbound, off train excursions include
the diamond town of Kimberley where one
can explore the ‘Big Hole’ and Diamond
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town of Matjiesfontein, which includes the
famous Lord Milner Hotel and the old Car
Museum.
Packages include all meals, high tea, drinks
(alcoholic and non-alcoholic), on the train
as well as off the train excursions included
in the itinerary.
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routes on offer.
Unbelievable Discounts
Look out for our SA Resident specials released
throughout the year.
Unbelievable Discounts
Look out for our SA Resident specials released
throughout the year.
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Dream the destination... Live the journey.
Thompsons Top-Ups
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Cape Town Fish Market
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20% DISCOUNT OFF YOUR BILL
In 1997 Douw Krugmann purchased
a fresh fish retail store at Cape
Town’s V&A Waterfront and in true
spirit of entrepreneurship he devised
a restaurant concept comprising a
unique recipe of mixed elements.
CTFM, a vibrant Restaurant, Fish
Market, Teppanyaki & Sushi Bar with
chic surroundings, brings about a
feast of delicious flavours.
CAPE TOWN AND
SURROUNDS
Two Oceans Aquarium R75pp
The Two Oceans Aquarium show-
cases the incredible diversity of
marine flora and fauna found in our
rich oceans. Over 3000 living ani-
mals, including fishes, mammals, birds
and invertebrates can be seen in this
marine kaleidoscope. One of the
highlights is the Kelp Forest Exhibit,
which is one of only two kelp forests
on display in the world.
Half Day Cape Town
City Tour R300pp
An opportunity for a cable car ride
up Table Mountain (own account
and weather permitting), walk
through historic Company Gardens,
home of the Houses of Parliament,
Greenmarket Square flea market
and the Cape Malay Quarter. You
can also explore the Castle of Good
Hope and visit a diamond workshop.
Half Day Cape Point Tour
R380pp
Passing the Cape’s lovely beaches,
drive along the breathtaking
Chapman’s Peak Drive and arrive
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Reserve, home to mountain zebra,
eland and ostriches. Visit the naval
port of Simon’s Town before
returning to your hotel or the V&A
Waterfront.
Full Day Winelands Tour
R490pp
Tour the Cape Winelands of Paarl,
Franschhoek and Stellenbosch and
view the Huguenot Monument in
Franschhoek. On to Stellenbosch, via
the Helshoogte Pass, for a look at
this historic town, a cellar tour and
wine tasting before heading back to
Cape Town.
Aquila Private Game Reserve
R805pp
Game Drives: Morning and evening
game drives with qualified field rang-
ers in open 4x4 vehicles. Horse-back
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Minimum age is 15 yrs old. Maximum
of 9 people per safari ; guided by one
of our rangers.
Quad bike Safari : Minimum age
requirement is 17 yrs old. Maximum
of 10 people per safari guided by
two rangers.
GARDEN ROUTE AND
EASTERN CAPE
Cango Wildlife R69pp
Since the opening of Valley of
Ancients in December 2006, the
Cango Wildlife Ranch is offering
guests so much more. Multilingual
guides are awaiting your arrival
to entice you on a 60 minute fully
guided tour of Valley of Ancients and
Cheetahland at the Cango Wildlife
Ranch where you will meet some of
the world’s most endangered ani-
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gram offers visitors the rare oppor-
tunity of interacting with a variety of
animals such as cheetah, tiger cubs,
reptiles and the only Croc Cage
Diving experience in the world!
(Terms and conditions apply). The
Ranch also houses two restaurants,
a lorikeet aviary, free walking wallaby
exhibit, the Cheetah Conservation
Foundation and a children’s play
park to name but a few. Experience
conservation in action at the Cango
Wildlife Ranch & Valley of Ancients,
Oudtshoorn.
Ocean Blue Adventures Whale
& Dolphin Watching R289pp
The original company in South Africa
to conduct professional conservation
orientated whale and dolphin marine
Eco-tours. Ocean Blue Adventure’s
aim to give a holistic marine experi-
ence to all its guests. It is aimed at
raising awareness of Marine Mammal
Conservation and the need to realis-
tically conserve the oceans.
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
R33pp
Safari Ostrich Farm, established in
1956, welcomes you with Victorian
charm to the Ostrich capital of the
world - Oudtshoorn. Professional
multilingual guides will lead you
through all aspects of ostrich
farming, where you will be able to
see large numbers of these unique
and ancient birds. Experience their
world-renowned hospitality first
hand.
John Benn Cruise R96pp
Cruise to Knysna Heads, on the boat
steeped in history named after the
legendary pilots of a by-gone era.
The boat is comfortable and cosy
with a classic wooden feel. Two bars
open on upper and lower decks
fully enclosed so the cruise is not
weather dependant.
Ostrich Farm, Oudtshoorn Bushman’s Paintings, Drakensberg
Cage Diving, Cango Wildlife
Delicious sushi served at CTFM
©SA TOURISM
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Stormsriver Adventures
R360pp
A professional adventure and
activity company based in the
heart of the Tsitsikamma Forest.
Adventure activities take place
from the adventure centre on the
scenic little village of Stormsriver.
The adventures cater for all tastes
- mild or wild. Offering the follow-
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TOUR – explore the beautiful
Tsitsikamma forest while enjoying
the thrill of traversing from one plat-
form to the other. TSITSIKAMMA
FOREST TOUR – enjoy an
informative tour of the beauti-
ful Tsitsikamma forest and enjoy
refreshments (tea or lunch) before
you head back.
Knysna Oyster Company
R25pp
Go on down to the Knysna Oyster
Tavern, enjoy a glass of cool
champagne, delicious oysters and
a waterfront view of the heads.
Sit and relax on the waters edge
at this restaurant specializing in
seafood, oysters and other dishes.
Select fine wines from their
extensive wine list. Enjoy an oyster
farm tour and browse in the shop.
GAUTENG AND
SURROUNDS
Maropeng - The Official
Visitor Centre of the Cradle
of Humankind R75pp
A vast underground exhibition
incorporating an extensive sensory
display that engages visitors in
touching, hearing, feeling, seeing &
experiencing the unique history of
humankind.
Sterkfontein Caves R66pp
Engage in humankind’s oldest
history lesson. Find out about
Mrs Ples and Little Foot, and see
where they were discovered.
Half Day Gold Reef City Tour
R485pp
Visit Gold Reef City, a reconstruc-
tion of Johannesburg during the
Gold Rush era, and experience the
Victorian fun fair, brewery, pubs,
restaurants and performances of
gumboot dancing routines. Watch
molten gold being poured or take a
trip down the mine shaft.
Full Day Sun City & Pilanesberg
Nature Reserve Tour R1,211pp
Travel from Johannesburg to the
Pilanesberg Game Reserve for a
guided game drive in search of the
Big Five. Onto Sun City where you
have access to the casino, wave and
swimming pools as well as the Lost
City (own account) before returning
to Sandton.
Half Day Soweto Tour R365pp
Home to over 2 million people who,
despite living in crowded and chaotic
conditions, have a tangible sense of
community. You can visit the Hector
Peterson Museum –
discovering the cause of the riots.
Pass the Mandela House, and visit
the Regina Mondi Church, site of
many underground meetings of the
then banned political parties.
KWAZULU-NATAL
Sani Pass & Lesotho Tour
R1,200pp
After an early start, head to Sani
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Midlands. Board a 4x4 vehicle and
head up the steep Pass to the top,
which is in the Kingdom of Lesotho.
Visit a traditional Sotho village and
enjoy lunch while admiring the
incredible views.
UShaka Marine World -
Durban R140pp
A world-class entertainment
centre with a focus on family
entertainment. The park is
tastefully themed with lots of fun,
excitement, friendliness, imagery,
activities, education and unique
experiences, grouped into five
distinct areas: Treasure World,
Sea World, Dolphin World,
Beach World, Wet & Wild World.
Full Day Drakensberg World
Heritage Tour R1,200pp
Travel to the World Heritage Site
of Giant’s Castle in the central
Drakensberg and set off on a 3 km
hike to view Bushman’s paintings
dating back to 2000 years. After
a guided tour and a light lunch we
return to Durban via the Midlands
Meander route, with its many craft
and farmers markets.
MPUMALANGA
Open Vehicle Safari’s with
Thompsons R685pp
Our most experienced game
rangers take you into South Africa’s
largest game reserve, the Kruger
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fied open safari vehicles. This game
reserve is unrivalled in its variety of
wildlife and you will be sure to see a
great many of them.
Half Day Panorama
Highlights Tour R520pp
Visit the charming village of
Graskop before stopping to admire
God’s Window. En route back to
Hazyview, visit the beautiful Lisbon
and Berlin falls.
Prices are from a starting price based
on 2 people sharing (single rates on
request) and are subject to change.
Stormsriver Bridge Two Oceans Aquarium
Gold Reef City
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Cape Town & Surrounds
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Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge - V&A Waterfront
20 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 230 Bedrooms
Once a 19th century prison, the lodge offers comfortable and affordable
accommodation in the heart of Cape Town’s Waterfront Development.
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visitor hotspots. The hotel offers two restaurants, a self-service restaurant
‘Stonebreakers’ and an la carte ‘Time-Out Café’. State-of-the-art conference
facilities are available at competitive prices, with secure parking on the
premises. Accommodation ranges from family suites to business suites.
Wireless hotspots are available throughout the building.
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City Lodge V&A Waterfront - Cape Town
20 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 207 Bedrooms
A centrally located hotel at the gateway to the vibrant and dynamic V&A
Waterfront, within walking distance of Cape Town’s CBD and the Cape
Town Convention Centre. A nautical theme runs through the hotel and a
Jacuzzi pool is available for guests to relax in the warm Cape weather.
The hotel offers a mini gym as well as an Internet usage area and hot spot
wireless Internet capability for laptop users. A full English breakfast is served
every morning and there is also a coffee shop/restaurant in the hotel. All
rooms have air-conditioning and tea/coffee-making facilities.
The impressive presence of Table Mountain, flanked by the legendary Devil’s
Peak and historical Signal Hill, stands proudly above the city. Beautiful white
sandy beaches, unique floral kingdoms and magnificent countryside is what
the Cape Peninsula is famed for.
The surrounding area extends far into the tranquillity and beauty of the world
renowned wine producing region of Cape Winelands.
In the city centre you’ll find sleek skyscrapers rubbing shoulders with
centuries old Dutch, Cape Malay & British architecture, while flower sellers
& buskers vie for attention in the pedestrian malls, below the world famous
Table Mountain.
Shopaholics are extremely well catered for in this city with places like the
enchanting Greenmarket Square, an open-air cobblestoned market, and the
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront - South Africa’s number one tourist attraction.
History buffs will get their fill at the Castle of Good Hope. Pop along to the
Ratanga Junction Theme Park for fun, fantasy & adventure. If it’s wildlife of a
different sort that you’re after, take a hike up Table Mountain - or catch the
cable-car .
Take a ferry out to Robben Island or head out to Hermanus for a spot of
unrivalled whale watching or shark cage diving. Sample wines of merit at the
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Of course, most people will be content to lap up the Cape’s natural
beauty like its beaches. Take your pick from Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno,
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gorgeous vistas.
View of Table Mountain, Cape Town
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Cape Town & Surrounds
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Protea Hotel Cape Castle - Near V&A Waterfront
20 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 67 Apartments
This trendy hotel overlooks the V&A Waterfront and is only minutes from
the CBD. It boasts panoramic views of the Waterfront, the Atlantic Ocean
and Table Mountain. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant where
scrumptious light meals and breakfasts are served, a sparkling pool, bar and
braai area. Ample underground parking, full housekeeping and a laundry
service are also provided. Each fully serviced luxury apartment comprises
en-suite bathroom, a comfortable lounge, dining area, a fully-equipped kitch-
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Protea Hotel Victoria Junction - Near V&A Waterfront
20 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 172 Bedrooms
Situated near the V&A Waterfront, this unique loft-style hotel is an adventure
in cutting edge design, combining chic blends of industrial glamour and
futuristic hi-tech with comfort and sophistication. There are a wide range
of amenities, including The Set Restaurant, designed around a working
film set; The Beach House Coffee bar, where one can relax in a ‘California-
style’ setting; as well as a lounge and swimming pool. All rooms are equipped
with television, air-conditioning, telephones and tea/coffee making facilities.
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Southern Sun Waterfront - Opposite V&A Waterfront
20 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 546 Bedrooms
The hotel is nestled between the majestic Table Mountain and the Atlantic
Ocean, giving it an ideal location. Rooms are of a high standard, and offer
excellent value for money. Additional facilities and services include an excel-
lent restaurant, breakfast room, bar, fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool,
curio shop, meeting rooms and secure underground parking. Room service,
babysitting, and a shuttle service to and from the Waterfront are also avail-
able. The pool area offers a stunning backdrop of Table Mountain and is the
ideal spot to relax after a busy day’s sightseeing.
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Southern Sun The Cullinan - Opposite V&A Waterfront
20 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 410 Bedrooms
The hotel offers glorious views of Table Mountain, the sea and the bustling
harbour. The hotel complements the rich, cultural heritage of Cape Town
with a timeless architectural tradition. The guestrooms are spacious with
luxury bathrooms, and offer views of Table Mountain or the Waterfront. This
hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travellers, and provides a
full range of services - from the elegant breakfast room and a la carte
restaurant, to the ladies’ cocktail bar. For the health conscious, the hotel has
its own fitness centre and beauty salon, and for those who prefer a fresh
water dip to the cold Atlantic Ocean, the outdoor pool is ideal.
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Protea Hotel North Wharf - Near V&A Waterfront
20 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 68 Apartments
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the V&A Waterfront, as well as the CBD. Guests can enjoy the Bugati
restaurant, lounge, and the stylish courtyard area, decked out with plush
leather furnishings that provide the perfect spot for coffee or cocktails.
Other facilities include a gym and an impressive swimming pool deck that
overlooks the city surrounds and the Atlantic Ocean. Modern in design,
the hotel sets itself apart not only with its superb location but by delighting
guests with extraordinarily spacious accommodation – boasting the largest
hotel rooms in Cape Town!
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The Commodore Hotel - V&A Waterfront
25 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 198 Bedrooms
The Commodore offers stylish accommodation, state-of-the-art conference
facilities, attention to detail, and service excellence in a peaceful and secure
environment. All rooms have individual air-conditioning, television, tea/coffee
making facilities, bathroom with bath, shower and toilet, direct dial
phones, electric razor plugs, hair dryers, TV with DStv and 24-hour room
service. Dining is an event at the Clipper Restaurant, with Chef Rob Creaser
working blissful magic in the hotel’s kitchen. Your meal will be delightfully
complemented with any one of the Commodore House Wine Collection.
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The Portswood - V&A Waterfront
25 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 103 Bedrooms
Delight in superb service in an excellent location. Relax in the cocktail
bar with pre-dinner drinks, before indulging in a sumptuous meal at the
Quarterdeck Restaurant. There are numerous amenities and services to
ensure a memorable stay. All rooms offer splendid views of either the
harbour or Table Mountain. The attractively decorated rooms are fully
equipped with air-conditioning, television, tea/coffee making facilities,
telephone and en-suite bathroom.
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Radisson SAS Hotel Waterfront - V&A Waterfront
25 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 177 Bedrooms
This hotel is spectacularly situated on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean,
overlooking its own private marina and adjacent to the V&A Waterfront with
its dazzling selection of over 69 restaurants, coffee shops and bars, 400 shops
and 11 cinemas. It’s as close to the water as you can be and in addition to
the magnificent views, guests enjoy superb service, luxurious rooms and
the benefit of having Tobago’s Restaurant, Bar and Terrace right downstairs.
Tobago’s was recently rated one of Cape Town’s top 10 restaurants. The
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The Table Bay - V&A Waterfront
25 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 329 Bedrooms
An architectural masterpiece, capturing the essence of the enchanting Cape,
the Victorian elegance of yesterday, combined with the contemporary design
of today. It is in perfect harmony with the backdrop of Table Mountain, the
historic working harbour and the yacht bay. Decorated in a Cape Winelands
theme with large murals and thick-pile carpets, this refined restaurant serves
buffet style breakfast specialising in fresh tastes and crisp cosmopolitan
combination. World class facilities allow guests to indulge in treatments at
the Health Spa, slip into the pool or simply burn some energy in the fully
equipped gym.
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Victoria & Alfred Hotel - V&A Waterfront
25 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 94 Bedrooms
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luxury waterfront hotel. This luxurious small hotel is perfectly situated and
you can walk in the utmost safety to some of the finest retail outlets, from
designer stores to restaurants, craft markets, cinemas, boat cruises to Robben
Island and entertainment in the amphitheatre. All bedrooms are air-condi-
tioned with en-suite bathrooms with separate bath and shower. All rooms
have king sized beds, are creatively styled and well appointed, with coffee/tea
making facilities, private bar fridge, electronic safe, bathrobe, hair dryer and
trouser press.
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Westin Grand Cape Town Arabella Quays - Near
V&A Waterfront
20 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 483 Bedrooms
Located at the very tip of Cape Town’s foreshore, the hotel has been
designed to meet your every need by offering luxurious accommodation and
splendid views of the ocean and Table Mountain. All air-conditioned guest
rooms have been designed with the utmost discretion and taste. Guests can
relax on the hotel’s top floor whilst visiting the AltiraSPA and the unique
swimming pool which provides beautiful views over Cape Town. For your
in-house functions, the hotel provides a banqueting room, as well as various
meeting rooms and conference facilities.
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Cape Grace - V&A Waterfront
25 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 121 Bedrooms
The hotel is perfectly positioned on a private quay on Cape Town’s Victoria
& Alfred Waterfront. Well-appointed and luxuriously comfortable, all
guestrooms and suites offer space and privacy, with French doors inviting the
mountain and maritime views in. One waterfront restaurant is a vibrant com-
bination of friendly, seamless service, relaxed atmosphere and adventurous
culinary flair, reflecting a modern South African influence. Bascule Whisky Bar
and Wine Cellar on the water’s edge provides the ideal setting in which to
sample the largest collection of whiskies in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Capetonian Hotel - City Bowl
20 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 170 Bedrooms
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hotel is ideally situated opposite Cape Town’s International Convention
Centre. The hotel offers the following dining options - “On The Square”
Restaurant, certified Halaal and “Off The Record” being fully licensed, is
renowned for its variety of tasty a la carte dishes, exclusively prepared for
your dining pleasure. Whether for business or pleasure the hotel offers those
essential luxuries that go beyond the norm.
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Garden Court Eastern Boulevard - Woodstock
20 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 292 Bedrooms
This hotel is close to the scenic attractions of the Cape, including the famous
wine estates, botanical gardens, historic sites and beautiful beaches. Set in
landscaped gardens, this beautiful hotel is ideal for business and leisure
travellers, offering spacious, well appointed bedrooms featuring every modern
amenity. The Harbourview restaurant serves a hearty buffet breakfast and
dinner, while the Southeaster Bar is the perfect place to relax after a day’s
sightseeing. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, curio shop and a shuttle
service to and from the city.
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Park Inn Greenmarket Square - Greenmarket Square
25 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 165 Bedrooms
Housed in one of Cape Town’s oldest buildings and its centrally located to
overlook the vibrant Greenmarket Square. The stylish rooms and close
proximity to fantastic local restaurants and landmarks make this hotel
superb value. The rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryers,
air-conditioning, modem points, satellite T.V and electronic safes. Features
include a heated swimming pool and sun deck with views of Table Mountain,
the Famous Butchers Grill, which serves top quality South African food
complemented by an extensive wine list, and a trendy cigar lounge.
There is also a gym and sauna.
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Southern Sun Cape Sun - City Bowl
20 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 368 Bedrooms
The hotel offers majestic views of the glorious Mountain, the bustling
harbour and Robben Island. This hotel maintains a traditional Cape
hospitality and perfectly captures the splendour of the surrounding city.
Every detail exudes style, from the luxurious, elegant accommodation, fine
restaurant and exceptional banqueting facilities, to the superb Palm Court
Cafe. The attractively decorated en-suite rooms offer all the extras you
would expect with air-conditioning, TV, safe, telephone and mini bar.
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The Townhouse Hotel - City Bowl
20 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 106 Bedrooms
Ideally situated in the heart of Cape Town, this Premier four star classified
hotel offers the best of modern amenities, including brand new conference
facilities, a business centre and secure covered parking. All rooms have
luxurious en-suite bathrooms with separate showers, television, tea/coffee
making facilities, air-conditioning, fridges, home-made biscuits, hairdryers,
electronic safes, double glazed windows, mini-bars on request and FREE
high speed internet access. This elegant hotel has earned a fine reputation
for quiet, comfortable luxury and outstanding friendly service in a peaceful
atmosphere.
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Mandela Rhodes Place - City Bowl
30 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 66 Apartments
A unique concept of modern city living, with a subtle blend of old and new
in the magnificent surrounds of Cape Town’s ‘Old Town’. A choice of luxury
accommodation and a wealth of leisure and retail shopping, surrounded by
pedestrian streets provide you with an old world ambience and a modern
sophistication. Offering a host of leisure options and a wealth of retail
facilities in the heart of metropolitan Cape Town. Boasting Cape Town’s first
inner-city winery and a selection of the finest restaurants, cocktail bars and
coffee shops, Mandela Rhodes Place features five-star amenities, including a
gymnasium, swimming pool, wireless internet and undercover parking.
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Protea Hotel Sea Point - Sea Point
25 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 124 Bedrooms
Situated in the suburb of Sea Point, the hotel is 200 meters from the famous
promenade. With majestic Table Mountain and Signal Hill in the background,
this Mediterranean-style hotel offers views of Table Bay.
Soak up the sun beside the sparkling plunge pool, set on a wooden deck.
Sport enthusiasts can indulge in several activities, which are within easy reach
from the hotel, including golf, tennis courts and bowling greens.
All room types have air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, television and tea
and coffee making facilities.
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Protea Hotel President - Bantry Bay
30 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 353 Bedrooms
The Protea Hotel President is situated in Bantry Bay, with most of the spacious
bedrooms overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or Lions Head and Signal Hill.
The President is a 4 star, full service hotel, offering disabled facilities and rooms.
The hotel was refurbished in 2007 and is spacious, modern and elegant.
Over and above the hotel’s beautiful views, the hotel offers a restaurant and
bar, 24hr room service, a salon and massage therapist, curio shop, gym,
wireless internet access, undercover parking, transport desk, pool and terrace,
and security controlled and monitored grounds. Protea Hotel President is
without doubt the most eminent hotel on Cape Town`s Platinum Mile.
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Ambassador Hotel & Executive Suites - Bantry Bay
30 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 97 Bedrooms
Every day brings a different magic of blue skies, balmy seas and cascading surf.
Guests soak up the atmosphere of the ocean by relaxing at the pool, enjoying
spectacular sunsets & views from the bar, or watching the seagulls perched
on bedroom windowsills. Most of the elegant air-conditioned bedrooms,
executive suites and the luxurious two-bedroom penthouse have views of the
sea, with a bonus from some balconies of mystical Lion’s Head as a backdrop.
All rooms and suites have tea and coffee facilities, satellite television, wireless
connectivity, telephone voice-mail and 24-hour room service.
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The Bantry Bay Luxury Suites - Bantry Bay
30 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 41 Suites
Spacious luxury in the heart of Cape Town’s Platinum Mile, for the pleasure-
seeking tourist and the business executive, offers the best of the mountain,
city and sea. Freddie’s Bar & Lounge offers exotic cocktails and light meals
until 23h00 daily. Smart and chic indoors, stylish and relaxing outdoors, it is a
perfect setting for sundowners on a hot summer’s day or red wine and coffee
in winter. The Atlantic Café on the first floor offers delicious South African
breakfasts daily. Each luxury hotel suite has an en-suite bathroom, spacious
lounge, dining area, a business workstation, a fully equipped kitchenette and a
mini-bar.
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The Bay Hotel - Camps Bay
30 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 78 Bedrooms
The hotel is situated between the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain range
and the pure white sands of Camps Bay beach. The combination of
stunning location, in-house restaurants & bars, wellness centre, events &
conference facilities, art display and vast choice of activities make this hotel
an absolute paradise. Offering five-star hospitality that puts you in the lap of
luxury. Camps Bay is a natural paradise that is worlds apart from most
holiday destinations. Its temperate climate, beautiful surroundings,
cosmopolitan street cafés and vibrant nightlife attracts filmstars and
business celebrities from all over the world. And it’s easy to see why...
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The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa - Camps Bay
35 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 70 Bedrooms
Situated at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean with Table Mountain and Twelve
Apostles Mountain Range as its backdrop, is the luxurious Twelve Apostles
Hotel & Spa, the ideal escape for gently restoring harmony and tranquillity to
your body, mind and soul. Azure Restaurant offers contemporary award-
winning dining with South African influences. The recently refurbished
Leopard Room Bar and Lounge is an elegant and sophisticated cocktail bar
with live music and panoramic views. The hotel is also an ideal location for
weddings and honeymoons. The hotel also offers complimentary, scheduled
transfers to and from Camps Bay and the V&A Waterfront.
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Garden Court de Waal - Gardens
20 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 136 Bedrooms
At the foot of Table Mountain, the hotel is a stone’s throw away from the
busy Kloof street precinct and city nightlife. The hotel has a relaxing position,
with beautiful views of the mountain and is surrounded by nature. Bedrooms
are well appointed with Mnet and enhanced DSTV channels, complimentary
tea/coffee, hairdryer, wireless internet access and en-suite bathroom.
The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner while the bar offers light
snacks. A sparkling pool is set in landscaped gardens and guests can relax on
the stylish pool deck and enjoy a long, cool drink.
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Protea Hotel Fire and Ice - Gardens
30 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 130 Bedrooms
The hotel lies in the heart of the entertainment hub, surrounded by
exclusive dining establishments and nightclubs providing a never-ending
stream of night time entertainment. For the daylight enthusiast, the hotel
is located at the foot of South Africa’s most famous landmark, Table
Mountain. It is only minutes away from the popular Camp’s Bay and Clifton
beachfront as well as the V&A Waterfront and the bustling CBD as our
friendly neighbours. Protea Hotel Fire & Ice – the hottest place to chill.
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Best Western Cape Suites Hotel - Zonnebloem
20 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 123 Bedrooms
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skyline and Table Bay. This is a fully secured village-style hotel with
self-catering apartments, comprising of one, two and three bedroom suites.
Spend a day soaking up the sun at the poolside, followed by a leisurely
barbeque in our special braai area. Cook your own meal in your fully
equipped kitchen or enjoy one of our two restaurants - the Village Café and
the Wild Bar. Rooms are equipped with air-conditioners and television. Free
shuttle services from Airport City Centre, Waterfront from 07: 00 - 22: 00.
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The Mount Nelson - Gardens
25 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 201 Bedrooms
Occupying a breathtaking site on the lower slopes of Table Mountain and set
in nine acres of lush and tranquil gardens, the hotel is located just a short
stroll from the historic city centre and close to the V&A Waterfront. Rooms
and suites offer garden or mountain views and leisure facilities include two
heated swimming pools, floodlit tennis courts, a luxurious spa and private
gymnasium. Enjoy informal lunches in Oasis restaurant or elegant dinners
in the Cape Colony restaurant, which offers a contemporary menu and
award-winning wine list.
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Protea Hotel Island Club - Milnerton
19 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 23 Bedrooms
Located in an upmarket residential area with easy access onto the main
highways, offering 24-Hour security with an access boom for residents and
guests. Rooms are split into two blocks (Majorca and La Savina) offering views
of either the canal or Table Mountain. All rooms are furnished with an open
plan bathroom with frosted glass panels. The hotel offers easy access to Canal
Walk Shopping Centre and is only a few minutes away from the Ratanga
Junction Theme Park. The hotel provides a breakfast room as well
as a drinks service.
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Montagu Country Hotel - Montagu
140 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 33 Bedrooms
The Colonial “Art Deco” style is based on the 1920’s Paris designs.
This unique style is themed throughout the hotel, making the Old World
charm very evident. The hotel specialises in traditional cuisine, complimented
by local wines, while Golden Oldies played on a Baby Grand takes you back
in time. The Dog and Trumpet Pub and wooden deck are the ideal spot for a
sundowner. Guests can experience the healing water of the mineral pool.
The Wellness Centre specialises in health treatments. Modern conference
facilities are available.
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Aquila Private Game Reserve - Near Touws River
150 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 35 Chalets
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hectare reserve is steeped in Khoi San and Boer War history and boasts 3
pristine biomes of vegetation set in the most magnificent Karoo mountains,
valleys, rivers and kloofs. Accommodation consists of tastefully decorated
cottages equipped with en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers, ceiling fans,
fireplaces as well as mini-bars. We offer a Conference Centre, a Cigar Bar, as
well as the highly rated Boma Restaurant, offering a variety of South African
culinary delights.
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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Near Montagu
175 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 10 Bedrooms
Undulating mountains and plains, indigenous fauna and flora, rock
formations and rock art make this a destination not to be missed. Rooms
are split between Tilney Manor and Khanni lodge, giving it an atmosphere of
privacy and tranquillity. Comfortable lounges with fireplaces, private verandas,
romantic free-standing baths and sheltered outdoor showers are just a few
of the pleasures that guests can enjoy. A fully equipped Spa offers guests the
opportunity to recover from the rigors of the outside world and restore their
sense of inner harmony.
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Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat -
Near Clanwilliam
210 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 16 Bedrooms
An oasis in a wind-sculpted landscape of ancient sandstone rock formations,
this malaria and predator-free reserve provides sanctuary for a myriad
indigenous plant, birds and animals, including the endangered Cape Mountain
zebra. It boasts the ‘world’s largest open air art gallery’ with 130 ancient
San rock art sites. Evening nature drives guided rock art walks and
exhilarating outdoor activities complement specialised spa treatments,
luxury accommodation and exquisite cuisine to make this the ideal
wilderness escape.
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Kagga Kamma, Bushman Lodge - Cederberg
250 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 15 Bedrooms
The stunning location of the lodge was once home to the Bushmen; today
many of their ancient cave paintings are still clearly visible on the rocks.
Guided quad bike rides take you to some remote parts of the reserve
while having fun powering your own bike. The luxury Lodge offers a choice
of accommodation - spacious thatched Rondavels, suitable for families and
unique ‘cave suites’. All have a private terrace, en-suite bathrooms and twin
or king size beds. Or sleep comfortably outside in the bush if the weather
permits! Built against the mountain, the buildings blend perfectly with the sur-
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Protea Hotel Saldanha
70 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 58 Bedrooms
The hotel occupies a magnificent waterfront position with excellent
accommodation, the first class Musselcracker restaurant and the Jacob`s
Anchorage Cocktail Bar and Lounge. The hotel has its own slip-way and jetty
and the bay is a haven for fishing and water sport enthusiasts. Discover quaint
fishing villages, abundant bird life, wild flowers, the seafood route and the
magnificent Langebaan lagoon. For the children, entertainment in the form
of table tennis and a variety of board games can be obtained from reception.
Restaurant serves a la carte meals as well as Themed Buffets.
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Southern Sun Newlands - Newlands
20 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 162 Bedrooms
Set in lush gardens, this superb hotel offers spacious, stylish accommodation
that’s in keeping with this upmarket suburb. The hotel affords business and
leisure travellers the opportunity to relax in an idyllic setting while enjoying
a spectacular view of Devil’s Peak on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.
A truly unique experience that is a welcome escape from the daily grind.
Efficient, friendly service and attention to detail will give you the sense that
you’ve truly arrived. All rooms have air-conditioning, TV with cable/satellite,
telephone with two lines, modem connection, coffee/tea making facilities,
private bath and work desk with lamp.
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Vineyard Hotel and Spa - Newlands
20 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 175 Bedrooms
With over 200 years of history within its walls, this deluxe hotel is situated
in attractive landscaped parkland on the banks of the Liesbeeck River. This
beautiful establishment comprises the original home of Lady Anne Barnard
and new bedrooms designed by acclaimed architects Jack Barnett and Revel
Fox. “The Square” restaurant is a favourite for breakfast and dinner, as well
as a popular sushi bar. The award winning 2 storey “Vineyard Hotel & Spa
conference centre” is one of the finest venues in Cape Town for conferences
and weddings. The addition of a Health & Fitness Centre and an international
Angsana Spa operated by the world renown Banyan Tree group.
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Andros Boutique Hotel - Claremont
30 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 8 Bedrooms
A warm, friendly welcome awaits guests to this gracious Cape Dutch,
Herbert Baker-designed homestead, dating from the early 1900’s and set in
over an acre of park-like gardens. This five star hotel is furnished in elegant
and traditional style, complementing the original features of this beautiful
and graceful residence. Enjoy alfresco meals on the terrace in summer, or
gourmet breakfasts, light lunches and delicious dinners in the new restaurant,
‘Dine’. Leafy gardens and personal charm also offer an elegant ambience for
weddings, exclusive corporate and private functions.
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NH Lord Charles Hotel - Somerset West
25 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 198 Bedrooms
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with conveniently situated attractions of city life, such as the best shopping
and variety of restaurants, without losing the appeal and peacefulness of the
countryside. Hot air balloon whale watching, deep sea diving, sailing and
windsurfing are available nearby, as are several world famous golf courses.
All air-conditioned rooms are tastefully decorated in a harmonious setting
for relaxation or business. A large number of rooms have their own private
terrace.
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Simon’s Town Quayside Hotel - Simon’s Town
70 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 26 Bedrooms
With breathtaking views over False Bay and the majestic Simon’s Kloof
mountains, the Quayside waterfront offers a unique accommodation,
conferencing, shopping and dining experience for business and leisure
travellers alike. Each luxury bedroom has magnificent views of either False
Bay and the Simon’s Town yacht basin or the majestic 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.
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Lagoon Beach Hotel & Apartments - Milnerton
20 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 203 Bedrooms
The impeccably appointed Lagoon Beach Hotel offers unequalled views of
the mother city’s most famous landmark – Table Mountain. The hotel also
features a magnificent sea-facing restaurant, where you can wine and dine as
you take in a glorious Cape-sunset. All rooms feature air-conditioning, mini
bar, DSTV, safes, and tea and coffee making facilities. Visitors have an array of
activities that Cape Town and surrounds offers, from the beauty and taste of
Stellenbosch, to the popular V&A Waterfront.
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Leisure Bay Luxury Suites - Milnerton
25 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 32 Bedrooms
Set on unspoiled dunes with panoramic views Cape Town’s Table Mountain
with beautiful coastal walks on your doorstep. Each luxury hotel suite faces
the sea and the sunset and has direct access to a stretch of endless beach.
Wind and kite surfing is also popular. Visit historical Robben Island, Table
Mountain and Cape Point, or test one of the world-class golf courses nearby.
The Beach Bistro is open 7 days a week. All ground floor suites have direct
access to the beach and sea. Each suite has a spacious lounge, dining area and
a fully equipped kitchenette.
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Protea Hotel Dolphin Beach – Milnerton
25 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 32 Bedrooms
The hotel is perched on an endless stretch of powdery white beach,
facing the sun-dappled sea and magnificent Table Mountain across the bay.
The ocean in front and a beautiful wetland vlei behind creates a serene
atmosphere of an exclusive resort, where you can also be assured of safe
parking and 24-hour security. Suites and apartments offer full service or
self-catering facilities, each with a magnificent view. The hotel is moments
away from a wide selection of restaurants and a major shopping and
cinemas complex, this is truly a paradise within reach.
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Windsor Manor - Hermanus
70 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 70 Bedrooms
Ideally situated on the edge of the sea, in the heart of the best land-based
whale watching spots in the world. Guests can view these magnificent
creatures from the comfort of their bedrooms, as 55% of the rooms are
sea-facing. The Southern Right Pub is open to guests between 10h00 and
22h00. The hotel was built in 1896 – making it the oldest accommodation
in Hermanus. This hotel have also undergone many changes and renovations
since it was taken over by Garth Clark-Brown.
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Mosaic Farm - Stanford near Hermanus
120 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 5 Chalets, 2
Cottages
A touch of heaven on earth coloured by the wildflowers of fynbos,
breathtaking sunrises and sunsets over the lagoon, ancient Milkwood thickets
and the majestic Overberg Mountains. Built with safari-style thatch, canvas
and limestone, each two-person chalet has luxurious beds under netting, a
large romantic tub, private outdoor shower and wooden deck with exquisite
mountain and lagoon views. Centrally located to take in area activities such
as cage-shark-diving, Klipgat Archeological Cave (stone-age), Hermanus, wine
regions of Hemel-en-Aarde and Walker Bay, Cape Agulhas and golf.
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Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa - near Hermanus
70 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 145 Bedrooms
A Luxury Collection hotel situated on the Arabella Country Estate in a natu-
ral biosphere and overlooking South Africa’s largest and most natural lagoon.
Only a short drive from the picturesque whale watching haven of Hermanus,
the vibrant city of Cape Town and the wine route. All rooms open onto
private balconies or terraces and boast breathtaking views of the indigenous
gardens or the lagoon. The internationally acclaimed AltiraSpa provides the
ideal sanctuary offering a full variety of body and beauty treatments by expert
therapists.
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Protea Hotel Stellenbosch - Stellenbosch
30 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 180 Bedrooms
Perched on a hill and nestled between two world class golf courses and wine
estates, this hotel offers all guests tranquillity in the heart of the Winelands.
Accommodation is available in executive, deluxe and standard twin rooms.
Deluxe and standard rooms can be reserved as a family unit which combine
into an apartment with lounge, mini kitchenette and two bedrooms with
bathroom en-suite. The hotel offers two restaurants including an open air
amphitheatre, deli, braai and pizza oven, swimming pool, picnic facilities and
children activities. With its Mediterranean climate, scenic environment and
well-maintained facilities, join us and be at home with nature.
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The Spier Hotel - Stellenbosch
20 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 155 Bedroom
Designed to recreate the relaxed atmosphere of a small village. The buildings
are centred on six private courtyards and swimming pools, and connected by
indigenous gardens and walkways. Emphasis has been placed on maintaining
the ecological integrity of the area, and where possible, natural materials and
resources have been used. The property is host to superb restaurants and
acclaimed wines and a cheetah and bird sanctuary. All standard rooms are
spacious, inviting guests to relax and enjoy the quiet country atmosphere.
The en-suite bathrooms boast both a big bath, and a shower. Each room has
its own shaded outdoor patio where guests can unwind with a glass of wine.
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De Oude Paarl Boutique Hotel- Paarl
50 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 26 Bedrooms
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true Cape hospitality, personalised service, a charming ambiance, and superb
food and wine at this splendid four-star boutique hotel on the historic mile of
Paarl near Cape Town. All the buildings of this owner-managed hotel complex
are national monuments, dating back to the late 1700s. And the individually
decorated suites reflect the rich tones of the Cape’s Cape Dutch, Indian,
Indonesian and Malay cultural heritage.
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Protea Hotel Franschhoek - Franschhoek
45 Minutes From Cape Town Airport - 30 Bedrooms
Overlooks the majestic mountains and famous vineyards of the historical
village of Franschhoek and prides itself on its charming ambiance, gracious
style and attentive service. The hotel has a rich history, with one section
dating back to the 1880s. The town itself takes its name from the French
Huguenots who settled here in the early 1820s after fleeing from their home
country. Offering a restaurant, conference facilities, luxury accommodation,
a sparkling swimming pool.
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Protea Hotel Dorpshuis - Stellenbosch
30 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 27 Bedrooms
Situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, the Hotel offers a fusion
of Victorian and modern elegance. Landscaped gardens, a heated pool, sauna
and treatment facility makes it easy to forget ones location within walking
distance from the heart of the bustling town that is Stellenbosch.
The standard, luxury and deluxe loft rooms provide for ample space and true
enjoyment of the surrounding natural beauty. Explore the street life in town,
browse through shops, boutiques, museums and art galleries or enjoy true
South African cuisine at the Hotel’s Oak Leaf Restaurant and bar. The homely
environment offered by the Hotel will always leave you wanting to return!
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Zorgvliet Vineyard Lodges & Spa - Stellenbosch
45 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 18 Bedrooms
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Stellenbosch overlooking majestic mountains and rolling vineyards offers
luxury accommodation, conference facilities and a stunning wedding venue.
Here you can experience what living on a working wine farm is all about.
You can even have a personalised wine label made while enjoying wine
tasting and barrel sampling in the modern wine cellar or experience the
magical ambience of a mountain braai or picnic at the foot of Simonsberg.
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Le Franschhoek Hotel - Franschhoek
50 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 62 Bedrooms
Set in the gastronomic capital of South Africa, the hotel presents a stylish
taste of France in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Rooms overlooking the
vineyards, gardens, mountains and the glorious main building, capture the
essence of luxury country elegance, with wellness and the good life at its core.
Facilities include hiking, tennis, swimming and the Camelot Spa where guests
can experience a wide range of treatments. Guests are able to dine at the
hotel’s unique Le Verger Restaurant, with a number of live chef stations from
which guests will be served.
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Lanzerac Manor and Winery - Winelands
25 Minutes from Cape Town Airport - 48 Bedrooms
One of the region’s most distinguished examples of Cape Dutch
architecture endures on a 300-year old country estate, preserving the elegant
atmosphere of a gracious age. For this reason, they limit accommodation to
spacious rooms, including Junior Suites, the luxurious Royal Pool Suite with
its own private swimming pool and the Presidential Suite. All rooms are
individually decorated and open out onto private patios overlooking lush
vineyards, landscaped gardens and the majestic Helderberg Mountains.
As a member of Gatsby International Hotels, we understand that exclusivity
is the key to an unforgettable stay.
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Protea Hotel Kimberley - Kimberley
15 Minutes from Kimberley Airport - 94 Bedrooms
The hotel forms the ideal base from which to enjoy and explore all that
historical Kimberley has to offer including museums, war routes and most
importantly, the new upgraded Kimberley Big Hole and Mining Village. Protea
Hotel Kimberley, with its 94 luxury rooms, offers a restaurant and bar as well
as conference facilities seating up to 80 delegates. Relax and unwind after a
fun filled sight seeing day with a cocktail on our viewing deck overlooking the
Big Hole, or cool off in our unique swimming pool.
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Augrabies Falls National Park
105 Minutes from Upington - 56 Chalets
Few sights are as awesome or a sound as deafening as water thundering
down the 56-m Augrabies Waterfall when the Orange River is in full flood.
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powerful flow of water is unleashed from rocky surroundings characterised by
the 18-km abyss of the Orange River Gorge. With accommodation options
from chalets to a campsite, facilities are tailored to meet all needs. The park
has a shop, the Shibula Restaurant and Gariep Ladies’ Bar.
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Le Must River Residence - Upington
20 Minutes from Upington - 10 Bedrooms
The exquisite guesthouse of regal grandeur is situated in large treed
gardens filled with exotic plants and the chatter of local bird species.
The bedrooms of the guesthouse vary in size and are individually decorated
with comfort being top of mind. It has been voted a semi-finalist and
finalist in the AA Travel Guides Accommodation travel awards for three
years running 2002/2003/2004 and has received critical acclaim for
accommodation standards in national and international press.
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Witsand Game Reserve - near Olifantshoek
140 Minutes from George - 13 Chalets
Flowing white dunes surrounded by copper-red Kalahari sand, Acacia
woodland and the Langberg Mountain range make up the beautiful
setting for the lodge. Accommodation is offered in self catering lodges
and bungalows, however guests may treat themselves to booking the
Kalahari experience package, offering dinner, bed and breakfast and a
guided tour through the reserve for the ultimate experience. The area is
host to many fun activities such as 4x4 trails, lovely photographic
opportunities, biking, and a swimming pool, superb star gazing,
dune boarding, hikes including a beautiful botanical meander.
If it’s the unspoilt beauty of Africa that you’re after, head for the
sunset red sands of the Kalahari. Amid the ever-shifting sand dunes,
lies one of the last intact eco-systems on the continent.
South Africa’s Kalahari Gemsbok Park shares an unfenced
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Visit the nearby Augrabies Falls, where the waters of the Orange
River plunge spectacularly into a gaping granite pool. It was the
yellow diamond found by a young boy in 1866, which resulted in the
world’s biggest diamond rush and spawned the town of Kimberley.
The town’s most famous attraction is the monstrous Big Hole and
the adjoining Kimberley Mine Museum recapturing the prospecting
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world’s most famous floral phenomenons: in early spring, The wind-
swept sandveld transforms into a carpet of colourful daisies, as far as
the eye can see.
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The Graywood Hotel - Knysna
60 Minutes from George Airport - 49 Bedrooms
Centrally situated and within easy walking distance to the Knysna Waterfront,
Choo-Tjoe railway station and the town centre. In keeping
with the character and spirit of the surrounding indigenous Knysna forest the
hotel enjoys beautiful woodwork throughout. Breakfast at the hotel may be
enjoyed inside the “Blue Goose Restaurant” or on the sundeck.
The hotel also depicts a steam train theme with many original railroad memo-
rabilia and historic photographs. Tastefully decorated en-suite rooms with
air-conditioning, ceiling fans, electronic safes, television, telephones and tea/
coffee facilities.
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Knysna Log Inn - Knysna
60 Minutes from George Airport - 57 Bedrooms
The peaceful mirror of the Knysna Lagoon is a paradise for water enthusiasts
and is suited to a wide variety of water sports. The hotel is centrally located
in the heart of Knysna within easy walking distance to the Knysna Waterfront,
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reserve. The ground floor houses a lush tropical pool area with an all season
swimming pool, wooden sun deck, Jacuzzi and sauna. The unique African
restaurant “Tribes” offers exceptional African meals and is the ideal setting for
relaxed conversations of after dinner drinks around the cosy fireplace.
Framed by the magestic Outeniqua, Tsitsikamma and Langeberg
mountains, Mossel Bay and Storm’s River, the Garden Route still holds
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with fynbos, wild orchids, lilies, otters, baboons, small buck and 280 bird spe-
cies. With its succession of bays, impossibly white sandy beaches, spectacular
cliffs and tidal pools, many of the country’s premier coastal resorts are to be
found here.
The Wilderness area, with its series of huge lakes and abundant wildlife,
is a favourite destination for water sport enthusiasts, hikers and nature lovers.
Knysna is perhaps the most visually arresting resort, with its famous
sandstone Heads guarding the sea entrance to its huge tidal lagoon,
surrounded by deep green forests.
Knysna is the country’s largest commercial oyster farming centre, and for 10
days every July, the Oyster Festival draws thousands of festive visitors. The
most magical way to arrive in Knysna is aboard the famous Outeniqua Choo-
Tjoe, a narrow gauge steam train that chuffs through incredible coastal scen-
ery from the nearby town of George, the highlight being,
crossing the broad Kaaimans River on a railway bridge.
This region boasts some of the country’s best loved hiking trails, including the
Otter Trail, a 41km, 5-day coastal hike from Storms River Mouth through to
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Bay, where Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Dias landed in 1488, you can
take a sunset champagne cruise to Seal Island, and if it’s close encounters
you’re after, shark cage diving is on offer.
Part of the semi-arid Karoo also falls within this route, in stark contrast to the
lush coast. But it’s not without its star attractions, most notably the famous
Cango Caves, with their spectacular limestone formations.
The nearby town of Oudtshoorn is ostrich country, where a brave few
risk taking a ride on one of the strange bird’s backs.
The Knysna Heads , Garden Route
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Knysna River Club - Knysna
60 Minutes from George Airport - 31 Chalets
Situated on the banks of the famous Knysna lagoon. The water front chalets
offer spectacular views of the lagoon and those in the garden are nestled
between beautiful trees in the tranquil garden settings. The luxury log
chalets which are fully serviced comprise of 1, 2 & 3 bedroomed units with
the option of king or single beds. Fresh towels provided daily. Other Facilities
include a Swimming pool, Jacuzzi and Sauna. Games room and internet
facilities. Private jetty, slipway and mooring. Canoes for hire. Mr. Burghart who
hales from Germany will welcome you to “Boogies” Restaurant & Pub which
is situated in our 1840 Manor house & is open for breakfast & dinner.
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Protea Hotel Knysna Quays – Knysna
60 Minutes from George Aipport - 123 Bedrooms
Located on the banks of the famous Knysna Lagoon, this exciting hotel devel-
opment is also an integral part of the vibrant Knysna Quays Waterfront, with
its vast selection of restaurans, bars and speciality boutiques. Facilities include
a heated swimming pool, selection of restaurants, a wonderful bar area which
overlooks the pool and a wellness therapist for revitalizing massages. Explore
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Reserve, Monkeyland, the Otter Trail or the Knysna Elephant Park. Sporting
enthusiasts can enjoy a great variety of activities, while golf lovers can select
any one of the first-class golf courses in the Garden Route.
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The Lofts Boutique Hotel and Spa - Knysna
60 Minutes from George Airport - 15 Bedrooms
A couple of feet from the Knysna lagoon water’s edge, you will discover luxury
rooms offering the discerning guest a combination of luxurious guest living
and breathtaking views. Discover the ultimate in waterside living in one of
South Africa’s most sought after destinations. The accommodation consists
of three lagoon luxury lofts and eight standard luxury lofts. All the rooms are
tastefully decorated to create an ambience of comfort and luxury. Stroll to
the waterfront with bustling shops, restaurants and marina.
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Belvidere Manor Hotel - Knysna
50 Minutes from George Airport - 30 Bedrooms
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estuary. Surrounded by lush gardens this historical estate offers the traveller
new-world comforts in luxurious cottage accommodation. Each cottage has a
comfortable lounge with open fireplace and satellite TV, kitchen and a wide
veranda with views across the gardens to the water. Explore forests, beaches
and Knyna’s pretty waterfront, or just relax at the poolside with a good book.
Later, enjoy sundowners before savouring luscious Knysna oysters in the a la
carte restaurant. Alternatively, visit “The Bell” for a more informal meal.
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Lake Pleasant Living - Near Knysna
30 Minutes from George Airport - 20 Suites
A popular venue due to its natural surrounds and position between the scenic
towns of Sedgefield and Knysna. Situated on the edge of a freshwater lake
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spacious suites offer comfort and luxury in a relaxed environment. The well-
appointed one and two bedroom suites are all lake-facing with breathtaking
views. Open-plan living areas and en-suite bedrooms lead to private patios
and balconies. Facilities include Spa on the Lake, which offers professional yet
personalised body and beauty treatments. The Bistro on the Lake presents
the perfect backdrop for a delightful meal with family and friends.
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Falcons View Manor - George
55 Minutes from George Airport - 9 Rooms
With a welcoming and homely feel, the Manor house embraces you as you set
foot inside. The interiors reflect a fresh interpretation of the past and present
by adding ultra-modern features to the Victorian theme. The emphasis is on
high quality food and great service, set in an elegant, yet modern atmosphere.
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to ensure the utmost in relaxation, leisure, comfort and pampering. And one
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Phantom Forest Eco Reserve - Near Knysna
60 Minutes from George Airport - 14 Bedrooms
The reserve whispers a special magic, from the cry of the Fish Eagle or the
evocative flash of the elusive Knysna Loerie, to the glory of an African
sunset savoured sipping cocktails at the “Eyie” whilst gazing over the
famous lagoon. Serenely indulgent “tree-suites” have been created, each
comprising sitting room, bedroom, private deck and of course the sensual
forest bathroom. Continuing to touch the senses, with food for the soul,
the Forest Boma offers International cuisine for the most discerning palate,
a seven course dining experience ending on the fire-deck sipping liqueurs or
aromatic African coffee.
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Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa - Knysna
60 Minutes from George Airport - 78 Suites
Exquisitely appointed suites detached two-tiered villas (four to a villa) are
linked by short landscaped pathways to the nearby main building and accessed
by foot or battery operated golf carts. All suites maximise the spectacular
views of the Knysna Lagoon or Indian Ocean and the Pezula Championship
Golf Course, and are decorated in a Contemporary African style, with warm
earth tones predominating. Suites are utterly indulgent, completely private
and exude a sense of luxury and comfort from the real log fireplaces to the
under floor heating in the bathrooms.
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Protea Hotel Keurbooms River- Near Plettenberg Bay
85 Minutes from George Airport - 83 Bedrooms
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Route, the Protea Hotel Keurbooms River offers a multitude of facilities and
services to make any conference a huge success. With a choice of deluxe
double rooms, including kitchenette and lounge and twin rooms, beautiful
gardens, a tennis court, ample secure parking and wide open spaces, the
property supports activities ranging from team building and corporate
strategy meetings to reward weekends for your delegates. The beach is a
mere ten minute stroll away and, if you’re lucky, you might spot a dolphin
or whale frolicking in our clear blue waters.
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NH Plettenberg - Plettenberg Bay
80 Minutes from George Airport - 44 Bedrooms
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River and the rolling fairways of the Gary Player designed Goose Valley Golf
Course; this contemporary African hotel offers luxury accommodation. Each
of the stylishly decorated rooms offers all the comforts of home complete
with an open fireplace, satellite TV, air-conditioning, coffee and tea station
and private balcony or terrace with views of the golf course and Bitou Polo
Fields. Go gourmet with the finest local and international flavours at the fine-
dining Ilanga Restaurant where the Chef promises to tantalise the taste buds.
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Whalesong Hotel & Hydro - Plettenberg Bay
80 Minutes from George Airport - 24 Bedrooms
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of the coastline & mountains. The 24 spacious, comfortable bedrooms will
satisfy the most discerning taste & offer panoramic views from private decks.
Everything, from décor to facilities, has been chosen with comfort & pleasure
in mind. Additional attractions include a Hydro Health, gastronomic dining in
the @Whales Restaurant, the Bird & Butterfly World and Die Gemmerkat
Home Industry. Ideally situated, various day excursions along the Garden
Route are available.
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Buffalo Hills - Near Plettenberg Bay
90 Minutes from George Airport - 14 Bedrooms
Stone Cottage - a historic building and one of the first homesteads built in
the Bitou Valley -which has 2 bedrooms and a private lounge with its own
fireplace, and luxury en-suite safari tents each with their own lounge areas,
spa baths and showers. Dinner is taken in a Boma, with sweeping views of the
plains; you can watch the rhinos and buffalo, impala and zebra graze as you
enjoy a hearty and satisfying meal. The unique Safari includes a visit to a tradi-
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guided game walks as well as the overnight Elephant Gorge Hiking Trail (on
foot or mountain bike).
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Hunters Country House - Plettenberg Bay
60 Minutes from George Airport - 21 Suites
The gracious, original homestead is surrounded by beautiful gardens and
framed by the majestic Tsitsikamma mountains – the Place of Sparkling Water.
Each of the rooms are set in the beautiful gardens, individually decorated and
designed for absolute comfort and privacy. Meals are served in the roman-
tic candle-lit dining room, with estate or acclaimed wine on offer. Activities
includes: bird watching, forest trails, horse riding, deep-sea fishing, sailing,
canoeing, mountain biking, train trips, swimming, surfing, beaching, skiing,
tennis, golf, squash, gym, hiking, scuba, massage, shopping, flying, picnics’ and
whale watching. A Hunter Hotels property, member of Relais & Chataeux.
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Protea Hotel Mossel Bay - Mossel Bay
20 Minutes from George Airport - 31 Bedrooms
The stone walls and Mediterranean-style outbuildings belie the fact that the
main building is one of the oldest in Mossel Bay and forms part of the Diaz
Museum Complex. It comprises of a breakfast patio with sea view, the Cafe
Gannet Seafood Restaurant, the Blue Oyster Pool Lounge and Jacana Curio
Shop, Ochre Conference Centre and an Outdoor Adventure Centre. Added
attractions are the close proximity to shopping facilities, the yacht club, har-
bour and north facing, sun-splashed beaches. As part of the museum com-
plex, the Maritime, Local History and Shell Museum, as well as the Old Post
Office Tree, are all within strolling distance. The new golf estate is 2km away.
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Diaz Strand Hotel & Resort - Mossel Bay
20 Minutes from George Airport - 86 Bedrooms
Situated at the heart of the Garden Route, in the historically rich and
exceedingly beautiful town of Mossel Bay. Situated on the beach, the
sea-facing rooms and suites, each with their own balcony, offer
unsurpassed views. Revel in the warm, stylish ambience of the Bahia Dos
Vaqueiros, Mossel Bay’s premier fine-dining restaurant; unwind in the
heated indoor swimming pool ; indulge body and mind at the new on-site
Wellness Centre and experience thrill after thrill on the Diaz Waterworld
rides. Take advantage of this quality seaside venue for your next family
outing.
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Plettenberg Park - Plettenberg Bay
80 Minutes from George Airport - 10 Bedrooms
Situated in a private nature reserve and nestling on a cliff ’s edge offering
guests a small intimate destination that prides itself on exceptional
individual service and superb personalised cuisine. Spectacular rooms
offer unrivalled views of the Cape’s beautiful coastline, whilst spacious
windows and wide terraces provide excellent platforms from which to view
humpback whales and endless schools of dolphins. The area has a variety of
activities such as guided nature walks, scuba diving, canoeing, golf, horse
riding, fishing, snorkelling and picnics.
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Tsala Treetop Lodge - Near Plettenberg Bay
60 Minutes from George Airport - 10 Suites
Located in the heart of the Garden Route, inspired by ancient African ruins,
the lodge of stone, timber and glass looks down on age-old trees. Exotic
afro-baroque décor with rich textures and handcrafted fittings celebrates
the unique spirit of Africa. Tucked into the treetops are luxurious hide-away
suites, each with a private deck and infinity pool. Superb gourmet cuisine and
discreet personalised service enhance the experience. The lodge is a restful
haven from which to explore the magnificent Garden Route. Available activi-
ties are the same as those at Hunters Country House.
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The Point Hotel - Mossel Bay
20 Minuets from George Airport - 48 Bedrooms
The Hotel is built right on the rocks above a huge natural rock pool and
overlooks the endless blue expanse of the Indian Ocean. All rooms are sea
facing each with private balconies which offer you the most exhilarating views.
Rooms are equipped with direct dial telephones, international plug points, TV
with DSTV, ceiling fans, panel heaters, lock-up safes and internet access .
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Rosenhof Country House - Oudtshoorn
55 Minutes from George Airport - 14 Bedrooms
Situated en route to the Cango Caves and Ostrich Farms. The carefully
renovated homestead (Circa 1852), with its yellowwood beams and ceilings
and a tasteful collection of antique furniture, exudes an aura of authenticity.
The rose garden, leads to stylishly decorated bedrooms, each individually
furnished. All rooms provide air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, mini bar
and tea trays. There is a cosy pub and several lounges with fireplaces where
visitors can relax and admire works from well-known South African artists.
In summer, cool down in the pool or take tea in the gardens. The Wellness
Centre offers a fully equipped gym, Jacuzzi, sauna and a beauty clinic.
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Protea Hotel King George - George
10 Minutes from George Airport - 109 Bedrooms
Situated at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains and overlooking the George
Golf Course, the hotel offers superb service and luxurious
accommodation. Delicious meals from an extensive menu are served in the
Fairway Terrace Restaurant, and out on the Patio, both which overlook
the George Golf Course and Outeniqua Mountains. The Rex Tavern offers
relaxing sundowners or pre-dinner drinks. Conference facilities are available
for 50 to 300 people and leisure pursuits include various sporting facilities,
from two swimming pools and kiddies’ playground to hiking and fishing.
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Protea Hotel Wilderness Resort - Wilderness
20 Minutes from George Airport - 155 Bedrooms
The Resort is close to many of the beautiful attractions that the area has to
offer. Take a stroll down to the beach, board the Outeniqua Tjoe-Choo for
a shopping trip to Knysna, or take a drive to the Cango Caves for a truly
unforgettable experience. With the Spa and Wellness Centre, gym, squash
swimming pools, tennis, bowls and various other activities on offer you’ll have
no difficulty filling your time while you’re not soaking up the scenery.
All rooms have en-suite bathrooms; tea and coffee making facilities,
air-conditioning, television with selected satellite channels and telephones.
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Fancourt Hotel & Country Club Estate - George
7 Minutes from George Airport - 150 Bedrooms
A combination of Old World charm and contemporary luxury is what
makes the hotel so distinctive. The six fine restaurants offer a variety of
dining experiences. Golf encompasses four 18-hole Gary Player-designed golf
courses. The world class Spa is designed to revitalise mind, body and soul.
Other facilities include a conference centre with fully computerised equipment
and video conferencing, a mini-cinema, boutique, billiard room, children’s
crèche, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a VIP airport lounge.
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Garden Route Game Lodge - Albertina
60 Minutes from George Airport - 31 Bedrooms, 15 Chalets
Set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg mountain Range, the
lodge guards the entrance to South Africa’s world famous Garden Route
Coast. Only 3 scenic hours drive from Cape Town, this malaria free, private
game reserve is home to an abundance of animal and bird life including the
BIG 5. Visitors to the Garden Route Game Lodge can enjoy gameviewing in
open landrovers, luxury accommodation in our spacious Lodge or Private
Chalets and a memorable dining experience in the two African Restaurants.
Friendly staff and management are there to take care of your every need to
complete your unforgettable stay.
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Protea Hotel Botlierskop - near Mossel Bay
20 Minutes from George Airport - 19 Tents
Situated on a 3000ha game farm in spectacular mountains, between Mossel
Bay and George, the children-friendly and malaria-free reserve offers a great
diversity of wildlife and activities, as well as luxurious, tented accommodation
in private suites along the river. Each luxury-tented suite is elegantly
decorated in a romantic colonial theme with 4-poster beds draped with
mosquito nets. The en-suite bathrooms are lavishly equipped with deep baths
and stunning views. The Fireplace restaurant provides guests with authentic
SA meals, whilst sundowners on the deck or in the lounge are ideal for
general relaxation.
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Tsitsikamma Lodge - Near Storms River
150 Minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport - 32 Bedrooms
A warm welcome, friendly service and personal attention awaits you at
this privately owned and managed lodge. All cabins feature their own
spa-bath, a private deck and own barbecue facility, television, telephone and
coffee/tea facilities. Enjoy excellent home-cooked meals in our timber log
restaurant with welcoming fireplace. Facilities include a large swimming pool,
game room, sun deck, lounge, fascinating forest walks and the very popular
Strip-Tease River Trail…. affiliated to Eco-experience.
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Protea Hotel Tsitsikamma Village - Tsitsikamma
110 Minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport - 49 Bedrooms
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consists of village-style rooms, where each cottage is individually
decorated and has its own garden matching the specific colonial
building style found in the Garden Route. The main building, which traces its
roots back to 1845, has a spacious dining room, incorporating the De Oude
Martha Restaurant, the Hunters Inn Pub and guest lounge. Situated just 5kms
from Storms River Bridge, the hotel offers a fun-filled adventure option for
the more active guests and is popular both with the incentive and conference
groups.
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Helen Martins, the eccentric loner created dozens of extraordinary cement
statues, studded with brightly coloured crushed glass, in the backyard of her
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Eastern Cape. She covered almost every interior surface of her home with
the sharp stuff as well, and it was within those strange walls that she took
her life in 1976. The Owl House - so named for Martin’s favourite subject - is
typical of the Karoo’s offbeat gems. A great attraction is the Karoo town of
Cradock, which boasts the restored cottage of noted author and feminist
Olive Schreiner.
On a hill above Graaff-Reinet, you’ll encounter masses of soaring dolerite
columns rising out of the Valley of Desolation, having been unveiled by
millions of years of erosion.
A similar remoteness exists along this region’s coastline in the former
Transkei, known as the Wild Coast for its spectacular, untamed coastline and
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here, and tourists are profoundly moved by a visit to his humble childhood
home.
The two major cities of this region are Port Elizabeth, the ‘Friendly City’,
which has wide-open beaches and an impressive promenade, wonderful
examples of early Victorian architecture as well as huge nature reserve with
riverside walks within shouting distance of the city centre, and East London.
The museum in the latter houses the coelacanth which was caught nearby in
1938 when the strange fish was thought to have been extinct for about 80
million years.
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country’s biggest arts festival every July. And there’s natural drama aplenty
at the exclusive, award winning Shamwari Private Reserve, which provides a
truly magnificent, malaria-free safari experience.
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which has become a symbol of the Xhosa of a great historical tragedy, the
“Great Cattle Killing”.
It is a unique structure with a huge detached cliff that has a giant opening
carved through its centre by the waves. The local Xhosa call
this place “izi Khaleni”, which means “place of thunder”.
King’s Beach, Port Elizabeth
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Sibuya Game Reserve - Near Kenton-on-Sea
90 Minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport - 9 Tents
Spanning the magnificent Kariega Estuary on its course to meet the warm
Indian Ocean, malaria-free Sibuya is South Africa’s only game reserve accessed
solely by boat. After arriving at reception near the river mouth in Kenton-on-
Sea, guests embark on a meandering 40-minute boat cruise to the Reserve.
On arrival at either of the camps, guests settle into their accommodation –
luxury en-suite tents on raised wooden decks. Professional guides are able to
offer personalised game drives, rewarding walks and exclusive boat trips. This
lodge offers one of the best game-viewing experiences with nearly 400 bird
and 45 species of game including 4 of the Big 5.
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Kariega Game Reserve - Near Kenton-on-Sea
90 Minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport - 4 Luxury Lodges
This luxury Big-5 malaria-free private reserve is set in pristine wilderness.
Kariega offers a combination of Big-5 game viewing and an expansive variety
of fauna, flora and birdlife in a landscape that spans across 5 different eco
systems. In addition to unforgettable game viewing, the Kariega experience is
unique in it’s offering of a diverse range of activities, which include; safe
walking close to abundant game and birdlife, river cruises, canoeing, mountain
biking, fishing and visits to the nearby golden beaches of Kenton-on-Sea.
Enjoy the mystery and magic of Africa in one of their 4 superb luxury lodges .
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Garden Court Kings Beach - Port Elizabeth
10 Minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport - 280 Bedrooms
The hotel provides business and leisure guests with unbeatable value and
access to essential services and facilities. Wonderful Algoa bay beaches,
offering an abundance of bathing areas and sand to relax and enjoy the
warm and inviting climate surround the hotel. The beachfront has a weekly
flea market offering local art and crafts. The “Bay World Oceanarium” is on
the doorstep, and one can enjoy a day filled with dolphin shows. Snake
handling demonstrations, a leisurely walk through the tropical House or a
stroll through PE’s Museum are all nearby. The hotel has a Steakhouse as well
as a Pizza Restaurant for Italian cuisine.
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Protea Hotel Marine - Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth
12 Minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport - 73 Bedrooms
Situated on the beachfront within walking distance of the City Centre, Opera
House, Campile, Fort Frederick and much of the city’s Settler Heritage.
Overlooking the sun-drenched sands of Pollack Beach, with sweeping views of
Algoa Bay, this hotel is renowned for its quality facilities, personal service and
luxurious atmosphere. Ideal for holidaymakers and executives, rooms offers
air-conditioning, radio, telephone, satellite TV, room service (6am-22h00) and
hairdryer.
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The Beach Hotel - Port Elizabeth
10 Minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport - 58 Bedrooms
A popular landmark in the Eastern Cape, the stunning hotel offers homely
comfort in its spacious, en-suite bedrooms. There is a superb choice of
dining venues to suit everyone’s palate. On the Veranda, a Mediterranean
style patio, you can savour the marvellous beachfront atmosphere while
enjoying an al fresco breakfast, light lunch or exquisite snacks. Alternatively,
The Crest Restaurant offers a sumptuous full English breakfast and a
delectable evening buffet with an accent on seafood. Bell Restaurant,
offers fine cuisine and personalised service. The Heritage Bar for a
congenial after-hours rendezvous.
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The Paxton Hotel - Humewood, Port Elizabeth
10 Minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport - 80 Bedrooms
Situated on prime coastline with spectacular views of Algoa Bay harbour.
From the moment you step into the foyer, your comfort is highest priority.
Multi-lingual staff caters for your every need as you enjoy the communal
swimming pool, residents’ bar and boardroom areas. Air-conditioned
rooms and suites offer stunning harbour views with in-room Internet
facilities, tea and coffee making facilities, DSTV, and en-suite bathrooms.
The hotel is in close proximity of beautiful beaches as well as its bustling
city centre.
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Kuzuko Lodge - Addo Elephant National Park
52 Minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport - 24 Chalets
Hidden within the cavernous bushveld of the Greater Addo Elephant
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Other attractions which will enhance your nature experience are star-gazing
telescope, waterhole hides, day and night game drives and bird-watching.
All chalets have deck areas with spectacular views of the dense valley below
and en-suite bathrooms with separate bath and shower. Recreation facilities
include a restaurant, bar and lounge, swimming pool, spa, guided game walks
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Courtyard Port Elizabeth - Humewood, Port Elizabeth
5 Minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport - 64 Bedrooms
Situated in the Boardwalk Casino and Resort complex, directly opposite the
Humewood Beach of the Eastern Cape. Port Elizabeth is situated approxi-
mately 265km from Knysna and +-800km from Cape Town. Port Elizabeth
is known as the “friendly city” and is the second largest city in terms of area.
Tourists can enjoy Port Elizabeth’s sunshine and secure sandy beaches. As
with other South African cities, Port Elizabeth is vibrant with a hearty mix of
culture, business and entertainment. Whether you visit Port Elizabeth as a
businessman or tourist, complement your stay at one of the Group’s Hotels.
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Hacklewood Hill Country House - Walmer,
Port Elizabeth
15 Minutes from Port Elizabeth Aiport - 8 Bedrooms
A Victorian Country House in the suburb of Walmer, set in a lush country
garden abundant with birdlife. Offering stylish dining with fine cordon bleu
cuisine, vintage wine and an authentic wine cellar. A sparkling pool with
secluded lounging areas and a tennis court add to the relaxed atmosphere
and friendly staff are on hand to cater for your every need. Superbly deco-
rated and furnished with antiques, fine fabrics and beautiful paintings for the
discerning guest. Air-conditioned bedrooms offer comfort in the classic coun-
try house tradition, each with own private balcony overlooking the garden.
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Pumba Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge -
between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown
75 Minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport - 12 Chalets
Home to Africa’s BIG 5, as well as pride of white lions, the reserve is
Malaria-free and offers visitors the chance to experience African wildlife and
birds in their natural environment. The Lodge is set amongst dense bushveld,
overlooking Lake Kariega. The Bush Bar is the perfect setting to enjoy a
sundowner before dinner - a cordon bleu delight. Each air-conditioned chalet
has a unique view of the lake and opens onto a private deck with outside
shower and plunge pool. Game drives offer the perfect way to unwind in the
bush.
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Shamwari - Near Port Elizabeth
60 Minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport - 58 Chalets
This award winning 25000-hectare malaria free reserve offers five
Eco-systems, thus supporting many forms of plant, animal and bird life.
A combination of luxurious accommodation, personalized service and
exceptional game viewing will ensure a memorable stay. A choice of six 5 star
lodges are available offering a unique range from the colonial style of Long
Lee Manor, the tented luxury of Bayethe and the premier African elegance
of Eagles Crag and Lobengula lodges, Shamwari Game Reserve has 3 fully
equipped Spas for pampering treatments.
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Protea Hotel Addo - Zuurberg
60 Minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport - 36 Bedrooms
Situated in the Addo Elephant Park this gracious 150-year old hotel is a
peaceful and truly unique mountain top retreat. Equipped to international
standards, accommodation ensures high levels of comfort, whilst a
restaurant and bar offer gourmet food. A myriad of outdoor activities offer
something for everyone from relaxing in a swimming pool to viewing the wild
with a personal game drive offered by the hotel. Experience the
ultimate flight of fantasy by taking a helicopter transfer to one of the
nearby game farms or into Port Elizabeth. Families with children are
welcome and the hotel also offers a babysitting service.
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Nguni River Lodge - Addo Elephant Park
52 Minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport - 10 Chalets
An exclusive lodge offering an overall African safari experience in an earthy,
traditional Xhosa style combined with modern living interiors. Suites, each
furnished with modern interiors and décor that is based on the different
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bathrooms with a stone bath, tea and coffee making facilities, while
spacious decks with private outside shower and plunge pool offer views
of the private lodge waterhole.
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Katberg Hotel - Near Fort Beaufort
175 Minutes from East London Airport - 58 Bedrooms
Charming and sophisticated but comfortable and simple, the hotel caters
for family holidays as well as for serious business people who need the quiet
seclusion of the mountains in which to concentrate their minds. Relax, rejuve-
nate and be pampered in the tranquil surroundings of the Mountain Spa. All
bedrooms (both luxury and family rooms) are separate from the hotel’s public
areas and all have television, kettles, ceiling fans and heaters. The region is a
haven of tranquillity, and offers activities that refresh mind and soul, with
forest walks, horse riding, game viewing, fly-fishing and golfing. Choose to
relax in the hotel or enjoy the rejuvenating mountain air.
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Bushman Sands Hotel and Golf Course - Alicedale
60 Minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport - 39 Bedrooms
Set in the Bushman’s River Gorge Bushman Sands is widely acclaimed as a
forerunner of sustainable ecological and community tourism. The hotel offers
a four thousand hectare game reserve, 18-hole golf Gary Player-designed
golf course, spa, conference facilities, cigar lounge and sun downer cruises
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satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities, safe and en-suite bathrooms.
A joint initiative between Mantis Collection and the EC Government
established to redevelop the town of Alicedale, and create job opportunities
for the local community.
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Sands @ St. Francis - St Francis Bay
70 Minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport - 5 Bedrooms
An impressive white walled thatched roof homestead with sweeping views
of the sun-drenched beach and glistening sea. Relaxed and informal
atmosphere is reflected in the African beach style decor. Spacious
bedrooms offer luxury style, each opening onto a private deck offering
breathtaking views of the magnificent, unspoilt sand below. Enjoy the
comforts of air-conditioning, mini bar fridge, tea and coffee tray,
hairdryer, television and safe. The Octagonal glass fronted restaurant,
with its thatched roof, central fireplace and cocktail bar, invites you to delight
in the panoramic views from its 300 degree vantage point.
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Wild Coast Sun - Near Port Edward
110 Minutes from Durban Airport - 86 Bedrooms
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. A secluded wilderness that takes care of the
whole family. Offering entertainment, wonderful water-sports, one of the
best championship golf courses in South Africa, a glittering casino and hotel
accommodation. The resort offers a variety of dinning options sure to satisfy.
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Garden Court East London - East London
70 Minutes form Port Elizabeth Airport - 173 Bedrooms
An interrupted view of the Indian Ocean welcomes guests to this beachfront
hotel . The hotel’s convenient position makes it popular with both families
on holiday and business travelers. There are 173 comfortable rooms which
overlook the sea and offer a range of amenities which include, TV with Mnet
and enhanced DSTV channels. Other facilities include a gym, swimming pool
wireless internet access.
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Protea Hotel Ranch - Near Polokwane
120 Minutes from OR Tambo Aiport - 98 Bedrooms
The Hotel is situated in 1000 hectares of game conservancy and is the ideal
leisure destination for all the family. Each room features air conditioning,
fans and satellite TV. 5 superb suites each feature their own courtyard and
spa pool. Other facilities include a landing strip, helicopter pad, 2 superb
restaurants, tennis court, 4 swimming pools (2 heated), fitness centre,
game drives, special tours to the Lion Kingdom and extensive children’s
facilities. Conference facilities include 8 venues catering for up to 800 guests.
Come and experience the lodge where hospitality is a long tradition.
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Wildside Safari Camp - Entabeni Safari Conservancy,
Waterberg
180 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 20 Tented Chalets
Hidden away in a lush bushveld setting, this rustic, unfenced camp has
splendid views of the Waterberg escarpment and the famous Hanglip
Mountain. A true African bush experience awaits guests at Wildside Safari
Camp, where the essence of the unspoilt wilderness of the Waterberg is
combined with comfortable, en-suite tented chalets creating a wild Africa
atmosphere. Dinner is usually served outdoors in the boma where a
roaring fire and nocturnal calls of the wild create the perfect, relaxing end
to an exhilarating day in the bush.
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Lakeside Lodge - Entabeni Safari Conservancy,
Waterberg
180 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 24 Bedrooms
On the banks of Lake Entabeni, elegantly furnished en-suite bedrooms are
linked with thatched walkways to the reception, restaurant, conference and
boma areas. Lake Entabeni lies between soaring bluffs and peaks, a wonder-
ful place for bird-watching and viewing a rich variety of wildlife. The hippos of
Lake Entabeni are a special feature. Enjoy sundowners on your own private
deck with the always-changing colours of the Entabeni Mountain reflecting
in the lake. Meals are served in a variety of locations ranging from Lakeside
Restaurant to the boma set under night skies or various outside venues.
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Mabula Game Lodge - Near Warmbaths
120 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 48 Bedrooms
The African wonder of 12000ha of malaria free reserve and home to an
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compare with the excitement of big game viewing on horseback.
Exclusive accommodation in air-conditioned luxury thatched chalets with
en-suite bathrooms offer guests complete comfort and relaxation in a
beautiful natural setting. The Ko Bojelong Restaurant boasts a varied menu,
attentive service and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. For the romantic at
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under a clear star-filled African sky.
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This is the land of Mapungubwe, site of South Africa’s first
ancient city, now a World Heritage Site.
A destination with a rich wildlife heritage, and a wealth of
historical and cultural haunts. It’s a place of legends and myths,
where the spirit of Modjadji, the revered rain queen, can be
found. It’s also home to Warmbaths, famous for its therapeutic
waters, the Waterberg wetlands, with spectacular scenery and
wildlife, and several caves yielding fascinating examples of San
rock art. Hoedspruit is an ideal spot from which to explore the
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Enjoy fly fishing, swimming and hiking in the spectacular
Magoebaskloof Mountains. Visit the breathtaking Waterberg’s
game and nature reserves. See sediments, fossils, bones and
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Ka’Ingo Private Reserve & Spa - Waterberg
150 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 12 Bedrooms
South Africa’s latest big five private game reserve; more than 4 000 head
of game share the reserve with buffalo, leopard, lion, rhino and elephant.
Accommodation is luxurious, with queen-bedded rooms overlooking the
river. Dining is African-style - in the bush or in the dining area, while activities
range from game drives to wine tastings, spa treatments to bush walks.
The deck overlooking the river is the ideal place to sit, relax and enjoy a
cocktail whilst watching the sun set on the horizon. The bush lodge provides
the splendour of the African bush with 5-star luxury and pampering.
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Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway - Waterberg
180 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 8 Suites
Situated in the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve in the Waterberg
Mountains, the luxury suites with private plunge pools perched on a cliff
overlooks the Sterkstroom River. The main lodge offers the perfect
setting for sundowners on the deck next to the infinity pool or nightcaps in
the private wine cellar. Lodge activities include game viewing and bushwalks
with trained Field Guides. Clifftop Lodge is an exquisite five-star bushveld
hideaway, a unique resort, where service is understood and luxury is elegantly
understated. The setting is breathtaking and provides a beautiful, African
backdrop for a world of easygoing elegance.
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Hamiltons Luxury Tented Camp - Kruger Park
90 Minutes from Hoedspruit Airport - 6 Tents
Situated on the banks of the Ngwenyeni dam under ancient Jackalberry and
Sausage trees. The style and atmosphere created reflects a Safari in a bygone
era, turn of the century décor and livery transport one back in time to an age
of style and grace. Luxury tents that are built on wooden decks and linked
by raised timber walkways offering an experience in itself. An additional
service of relaxing massage treatments by the Mangwanani Safari Spa team
is the ultimate decadence the bush can offer, massages and treatments routed
in Shangaan tradition.
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Ingwe Game Lodge - Near Hoedspruit
40 Minutes from Hoedspruit Airport - 21 Bedrooms
Relax in one of the charming suites, all en-suite with private veranda and
air-conditioning or simply allow the myriad of waterfalls at the poolside to
lull the senses. The lavish guest area boasts an open-air dining room, luxurious
lounge and two bars. Conference facilities are available for discerning business
people and small groups. Spectacular African sunsets can be enjoyed while
sipping sundowners at a waterhole or enjoying the delight of a short hike to
a lookout point high above the Savannah for breathtaking views of the
mountainous terrain.
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Sefapane Lodge & Safaris - Near Phalaborwa
120 Minutes from Pietersburg Airport - 31 Chalets
The lodge is a green oasis with large indigenous trees and beautiful tropical
gardens, offering thatched rondavels with air-conditioning as well as luxury
Estate houses. Facilities include an excellent a la carte restaurant and
swimming pool with sunken bar. Sefapane is a perfect base from where
to explore the entire region offering affordable African Experiences.
Choose from packages including full day, evening, walking or river safaris
and combine it with culture or game of Golf in the Wild! Children welcome.
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Royal Legend Safari Lodge & Spa - Timbavati Private
Game Reserve
30 Minutes from Hoedspruit Airport - 8 Chalets
Luxurious chalets all command a magnificent view of the watercourse and the
surrounding lush vegetation. Guests can appreciate a view of the river from
the comfort of their beds through the glass doors on two sides of the chalet.
The extra-length king or twin bedded rooms feature beaded artwork by
skilled South Africa woman. All chalets have air-conditioning, mosquito nets,
telephone, mini bar and safe. All rooms have a spacious en-suite bathroom
with spa bath and double washbasins. A large shower enclosure leads into a
private outdoor shower with a view of the river bed.
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Protea Hotel Black Mountain - Free State
45 Minutes from Bloemfontein Airport - 118 Bedrooms
Overlooking a dam and 5 800 hectares of game reserve, the hotel is a
celebration of African traditional architecture, where the design combines
the luxury and elegance demanded of a sophisticated resort. Rooms are all
elegantly furnished and decorated, in spectacular surroundings. Dining facilities
include a restaurant, terrace, Residents Lounge and several bars. Leisure and
sporting facilities include a fully-equipped gymnasium with sauna and Jacuzzi,
entertainment centre for children, sundowner cruises, fishing and a Solarium.
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Protea Hotel Bloemfontein - Bloemfontein
12 Minutes from Bloemfontein Airport - 94 Bedrooms
The hotel is within walking distance of shopping centres, sporting facilities,
movie theatres, restaurants and the ever-developing corporate hub. Set in
secure landscaped gardens - its swimming pool and terrace is the ideal setting
to wrap up after a hard day of business. All rooms offer laminated wooden
floors, crisp, white, soft duvets, state-of-the-art executive desks, multi adapter
plugs mounted next to the desks, electronic safes, tea and coffee making
facilities and separate baths and showers. The Amoretta Restaurant offers
scrumptious buffet breakfasts and a la carte lunches and dinners.
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City Lodge Bloemfontein - Bloemfontein
12 Minutes from Bloemfontein Airport - 151 Bedrooms
This convenient location has numerous amenities within walking distance,
such as the Hydromed Hospital, Zoo, Free State Stadium, restaurants
and shopping centres. Fully carpeted, spacious air-conditioned rooms are
equipped with a double bed, colour TV, en-suite bathroom, tea and coffee
making facilities and a sofa-bed is available on request if needed. Rooms all
equipped with a radio, TV and phone. An Internet usage area is also available
to guests.
Mont d’Or Hotel & Conference Centre - Clarens
150 Minutes from Bloemfontein Airport - 24 Bedrooms
This newly built hotel & conference centre is situated in the picturesque town
of Clarens. Clarens has long been known for its scenic beauty and quaint
village atmosphere, and has become a favourite destination for art and
adventure lovers alike. Known as “The Jewel of the Eastern Free State”
another gem is being added to Clarens. All rooms have tea / coffee making
facilities, equipped with microwave stove as well as fridges, Television
(M-Net ), fully serviced daily, laundry and dry cleaning facilities, safes in all
rooms, air-conditioned or open fireplaces and room service.
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The origin of the name Bloemfontein, ‘Flower Fountain’, remains
something of a mystery. But given the Free State city’s fine floral heritage,
the name’s literal translation is perhaps the most fitting these days.
Sites and events worth visiting are The National Botanical Gardens,
The Ficksburg Cherry Festival in November, the picturesque town of
Clarens, the soaring sandstone formations at Golden Gate National Park
and Bloemfontein’s Hobbit House, a Victorian delight packed with
eccentricities inspired by The Hobbit author JR Tolkien, who was born
in the house.
Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein Picturesque views, Clarens
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Gauteng is the economic powerhouse of the Southern African region and
home to Africa’s greatest cities. From the vibrant metropolis of Soweto,
through dynamic Johannesburg, City of Gold, to the tree-lined diplomacy
of Pretoria, Gauteng is a cosmopolitan, multicultural mix of people from all
walks of life, from all four corners of the world.
Gauteng’s wealth is not only in the gold, but also in the people. The unique
cultural and social legacy is the multicultural melting pot, evidenced in many
excellent museums, theatres, galleries, cultural precincts and craft
markets. Gauteng has a rhythm, movement and style of it’s own.
Egoli still pulsates with entrepreneurial energy. Gold Reef City provides a
sense of what the city was like after prospectors poured into the area in
the late 19th Century. This huge historical theme park, just outside the city,
was built on the site of the Crown Mines, which was the world’s richest
gold mine until it closed in 1975. Daily displays of gumboot dancing, which
migrant mineworkers developed in their cramped hostels as a form of
recreation, are a big crowd-pleaser.
The Magaliesberg area, just an hour’s drive away from Johannesburg, is a
magnet for people who live in the urban jungle, offering tranquil hills and
valleys, lovely scenic drives and gentle walks, inviting country hide-aways,
and a wonderful arts and crafts route. And thanks to a discovery at
Krugersdorp, Johannesburg has earned a new boast. The Sterkfontein
Caves, where some of the earliest known hominoids were recently
unearthed, have been proclaimed a World Heritage Site. A visit to the
site is a pilgrimage to the dawn of humanity. In this sense, the city has
undoubtedly struck gold again. It’s a tribute to South Africa’s political
maturity that its administrative capital, Pretoria, still teems with statues
and monuments commemorating a time when the country’s indigenous
people were brutally oppressed.
The city’s central feature, Church Square, remains dominated by a huge
bronze statue of ‘Oom Paul’ Kruger, generally regarded as the father of
Afrikanerdom, and high on a hill south of the city centre lies the massive
Voortrekker Monument, which is regarded as a shrine to the Afrikaner
community.
The hamlet of Hatfield near the famous Loftus Rugby Stadium, is a
particularly ‘happening’ part of the city; with its many restaurants and
nightclubs. And half way between Pretoria and Midrand is the suburb of
Centurion, which boomed in the early eighties when the man-made
Centurion Lake and shopping centre were developed along the Hennops
River.
From booms to blooms ... each spring the entire city turns a glorious shade
of lilac. The first Jacaranda tree was imported to Pretoria from Brazil in
1888 and today some 70 000 of the feathered, lilac-foliaged trees grace
parks, gardens and streets, providing a visual feast. Shop ‘til you drop in
Gauteng – there’s something for everyone and for every pocket. Purchase
stunning handmade crafts and souvenirs from roadside vendors, browse in
an atmospheric African curio market, wander through one of the many
colourful flea markets, go for designer labels in upmarket, world-class
shopping malls, or browse in an Africana bookstore or one of the many
art galleries.
Johannesburg is cementing its position as the country’s capital of culture.
With two brand new world class theatres the Teatro at Montecasino and
the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City Casino , audiences are streaming in to
see hit shows such as The Lion King and the award-winning smash hit
musical, Hairspray .
Union Building, Pretoria
Gold Reef City
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Southern Sun Katherine Street - Sandton
45 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 122 Bedrooms
Set in attractively landscaped gardens and close to the fashionable Sandton
City, Nelson Mandela Square and Village Walk shopping complexes.
The keynote is on comfort and warm personal service and an environment
where the interiors reflect an elegant tone. The outdoor pool terrace serves
light refreshments and there is an excellent restaurant and cocktail bar, as
well as equipped conference venues which cater for stylish and intimate func-
tions. All rooms have: air-conditioning, all news cable channel, colour TV with
satellite, coffee / tea making facilities, bar fridge, digital safe, private bathroom,
separate wardrobe and work desk with lamp.
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Garden Court Sandton City - Sandton
30 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 444 Bedrooms
This modern hotel is situated in the heart of Sandton, conveniently located
for business travellers and tourists. The hotel is within walking distance of
Sandton City, Sandton Square and Village Walk, South Africa’s exclusive
shopping complex. Set in an attractive, landscaped garden with an outdoor
swimming pool, the hotel provides an informal atmosphere, which is com-
bined with efficient service. The Breakfast Room serves a light or full buffet
breakfast and the Parisian style Cafe Maude simple and light French cuisine.
All rooms are en-suite and feature air-conditioning and TV.
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Protea Hotel Wanderers - Illovo
36 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 229 Bedrooms
Situated in the prestigious suburb of Illovo, Sandton, this Hotel offers the
ultimate guest experience through unique 4 Star facilities. 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. Alternatively enjoy fine cuisine in our upmarket restaurant, relax
on the hotel’s poolside sundeck or enjoy a cocktail in our 24-hour coffee
bar and deli. Rooms are all equipped with separate bath and shower,
air-conditioning, electronic safe, hairdryer, television and tea/coffee
making facilities.
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Balalaika Sandton - Sandton
30 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 330 Bedrooms
Set in the heart of Sandton; the shopping mecca for Gauteng; lends a
distinctive atmosphere of luxurious tranquility to the hectic schedule of
business travellers & tourists alike. Not only is the hotel adjacent to the Village
Walk Shopping Centre, but is only 200m from Sandton City Shopping Centre,
Nelson Mandela Square & Sandton Convention Centre; providing a range of
restaurants, shops and entertainment to choose from. Each room is tastefully
furnished to portray the ultimate in comfort and style, with private bathrooms
& air-conditioning. The personalised service of Protea Hotel Balalaika is a
quality not easily matched & extends a welcoming hand to you.
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The Westcliff - Westcliff
30 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 117 Bedrooms
Set on a private enclosed estate with lush gardens, sparkling fountains
and cobbled pathways, the guest facilities include two swimming pools, a
gymnasium, a tennis court and a health spa to pamper the mind and body.
Individually decorated furnished bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and
most rooms offer private balconies with superb views of the botanical
gardens and surrounding forested areas. The La Belle Terrace restaurant
serves cuisine inspired by local seasonal produce and tea is served in the
conservatory while the Polo Lounge spills out onto the pool deck offering
unsurpassed panoramic views.
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Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa - Sandton
45 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 19 Bedrooms
Situated in beautiful surroundings, in the quiet and leafy suburb of
Morningside, the hotel offers a warm, homely ambience. Amenities includes a
conference centre, large fully equipped gym and steam room and an on-suite
Health spa facilities and Balinese spa garden and private Spa Villa. Fairlawns
offers breakfast either by the pool, on the Rose Terrace, or in the guests suite
should they so desire. The lunch and dinner menus are a la carte, and the
candlelight dinners can be served in either the Private Dining room, in the
restaurant or on the terrace.
Dream the destination... Live the journey.
Gauteng
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Hilton Sandton - Sandton
30 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 329 Bedrooms
Located near the city’s entertainment and dining hubs of Sandton City
Shopping Centre and Nelsons Mandela Square, this a great hotel for
business or leisure. A health spa provides beauty treatments as well as a
private health club. Tradewinds restaurant provides nightly themed evenings,
monthly food festivals, dinner dances and wine tasting evenings. En-suite
rooms are all equipped with separate bath and shower, have individually
controlled air-con, TV, Internet facilities in selected rooms, mini bar, tea
and coffee making facilities hairdryer and electronic safe.
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Melrose Arch Hotel - Melrose Arch
25 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 118 Bedrooms
Situated within the growing urban Melrose Arch development in Northern
Johannesburg, this unique hotel offers personalised facilities and services of
exquisite standard combined with a sense of fun and entertainment.
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. Uniquely designed to
showcase distinctive features, the hotel includes the March Restaurant,
Library Bar, Pool, Executive Conference facilities as well as an exclusive
auditorium that adds to its dazzling appeal !
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The Michelangelo - Nelson Mandela Square
25 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 74 Bedrooms
The hotel location offers a perfect vantage from which to observe the
entertainment and corporate capital of Africa. Return to convalesce in the
serenity of Renaissance-style elegance that makes it of one of the leading
hotels of the world. The Executive Lifestyle Fitness Centre with a heated
and covered pool, grassed sun deck and steam bath will assuage your senses.
You can also indulge yourself at the Health Hydro. Rooms have all been
tastefully decorated to reflect the elegant Renaissance-style that has been
carried throughout the rest of the hotel.
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The Airport Grand Hotel & Conference Centre -
Boksburg
5 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 151 Bedrooms
This hotel offers the discerning traveller convenient access to the major
business centres of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Each of its elegantly-appointed
rooms include en-suite bathrooms with bath and separate shower,
hairdryers, colour television with DSTV, direct dialling telephones, digital
safes and coffee/tea-making facilities. The hotel’s restaurant is open for
a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a superb a la carte menu.
Alternatively take advantage of the wonderful Gauteng weather and enjoy
a light meal on the terrace overlooking the sparkling pool.
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City Lodge Johannesburg International Airport
5 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 220 Rooms
The Isando Junction is across the road from the hotel, which has a variety
of restaurants at which to dine. The hotel offers a swimming pool, fitness
room, boardroom, internet usage area and hot-spot wireless internet
capability for laptop users and much more! A full English breakfast is served
every morning. All rooms are comfortable and spacious coming in double
to twin bed configurations. Guests can order wireless internet rooms to
go online in comfort. All rooms have separate baths and showers and
air-conditioning as well as tea/coffee making facilities.
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Metcourt Laurel - Kempton Park
10 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 77 Bedrooms
Emperors Palace is a sensational hotel, casino and convention resort that
combines timeless classical elegance and sheer excitement. This hotel
(formerly The Senator Hotel) offers you cosy, comfortable and affordable
accommodation and delightful service. All guests enjoy breakfast at the
charming Primavera Restaurant and access to all Emperors Palace’s
magnificent variety of facilities. The Metcourt Laurel is sure to meet both
your business and leisure needs, so let us take care of you with friendliness
and comfort!
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D’oreale - Kempton Park
10 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 196 Bedrooms
Similar to the well-known Caesars resorts in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Lake
Tahoe providing guests with the optimum in convenience and regal comfort.
Fitted with state-of-the-art facilities, each room overlooks either the front
gardens with their magnificent sculpture of Caesar, or the panoramic views
across the landscaped Gardens of Vespasian. Overlooking the magnificent
gardens and pool area, the conservatory-style Aurelia’s Restaurant adapts
from breakfast and lunch ambience to a sophisticated dining experience by
night. Encounter a wide diversity of dishes that will not only linger on the
palate but will linger on the mind.
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Sunsquare Montecasino - Fourways
40 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 179 Bedrooms
Located in the heart of Montecasino, a world-class gaming, leisure,
entertainment and retail complex. This cosmopolitan lifestyle hotel is a
trendy destination for both business and leisure travellers. The hotel is
located on the Montecasino Piazza, and is linked directly to the spectacular
Montecasino Entertainment complex offering a selection of restaurants, retail
shops, cinemas, theatres and casino. The Montecasino Piazza also offers a
selection of outdoor dining options. With all of this, Sunsquare could never be
boring.
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Garden Court Eastgate - Eastgate
10 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 157 Bedrooms
Favoured by business and leisure travellers, sports teams and supporters.
Situated opposite the Eastgate Shopping Mall, with easy access to major
highways. Although set in a fast developing business node, guests enjoy a
relaxed pace within the hotel’s attractive garden setting. The hotel also offers:
a full range of business facilities is available including wireless internet access
in the public areas; a bridge links the hotel to Eastgate Shopping Centre, one
of the largest shopping centres in the country. Guests are within walking
distance of the cosmopolitan Bruma Flea market. Also within close range are
major sporting facilities and the city centre.
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Protea Hotel Gold Reef City - Johannesburg
35 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 74 Bedrooms
Situated close to all highways and within the grounds of the Gold Reef City
Theme Park, the hotel offers a unique experience with all the ambience of a
bygone Victorian era. Guests can enjoy an abundance of amenities within the
grounds of the theme park, including restaurants, bars, a pool terrace, shops,
a gold mine and amusement rides. The hotel also offers excellent
conferencing and banqueting facilities for up to 120 delegates. Rooms are
decorated in timeless Victorian decor, all with well-appointed bathrooms.
Room facilities include air-conditioning, flat screen televisions, hairdryer and
tea and coffee making facilities.
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Palazzo Inter-Continental - Fourways
30 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 246 Bedrooms
This is a golden slice of Tuscany set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens
and water features with beautifully appointed rooms and suites reflecting
a level of luxury expected by the more discerning guest. The Medeo
Restaurant, overlooking the magnificent garden with a Koi-filled reflecting
pool, offers excellent dining for both lunch and dinner. The Hotel is linked
by a walkway to spectacular Montecasino, which replicates a 300-year-old
Tuscan village. A fitness centre and large outdoor pool take care of guest’s
physical well being.
The Maropeng Hotel - Cradle of Humankind
55 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 24 Bedrooms
‘Maropeng’, is a Setswana word meaning ‘returning to the place of origin’ and
this was kept in mind when the interiors of the hotel were designed. The four
elemental forces of nature, earth, fire, water and ice that kick-started our
planet some 3 billion years ago feature prominently in the overall look of the
hotel. The four star boutique hotel is the epitome of true luxury and is a five
minute walk from South Africa’s premiere tourist destination, the Tumulus
visitor attraction and 10 kilometres from the Sterkfontein Caves. The hotel
is perfect for the guests who want to explore this region with its rich history
and diversity.
Dream the destination... Live the journey.
Gauteng
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Protea Hotel Waterfront - Centurion
45 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 151 Bedrooms
The hotel is situated on the Centurion Waterfront, with direct access to
a modern shopping complex, restaurants, bars, retail outlets, banks,
cinemas and nightlife. All rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms,
separate walk-in showers, air-conditioning, DSTV, work desk with computer
plug points, touch dial telephones, safes, coffee and tea facilities and
hairdryers. Wireless Internet connectivity available throughout the Hotel.
This elegantly built hotel with its strategic location and affordable rates is the
ideal accommodation for the business traveller.
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Sheraton Hotel & Towers - Pretoria
25 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 175 Bedrooms
Located in the capital city of South Africa, the hotel overlooks the magnificent
Union Buildings, seat of government with its picturesque gardens and close
to over 120 Foreign Embassies & Consulates. Find total comfort in the
luxurious 175 guest rooms and suites, including 43 Club rooms. Settle in
and experience the celebrated “ahhhh” of the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper© Bed.
Services such as wireless Internet access, 24-hour room service, a gymnasium,
heated pool, meeting facilities, and a transport and safari desk will add
convenience to your stay. Bring friends and colleagues together to try the
delicious buffets at Magnolia or South African cuisine at our 643 Grill.
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Riverside Hotel & Conference Centre - Vaal River
45 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 169 Bedrooms
This unique hotel and conference centre is situated on the banks of the
Vaal River. The hotel is an ideal destination for both business and
relaxation purposes. Both the hotel and Riverview restaurant look out onto
lush landscaped gardens sloping down to the Vaal River. An attractive pool
deck provides the perfect venue for outdoor dining and is a popular weekend
attraction. Guests are spoilt for choice with unrivalled sporting and leisure
activities, including sundowner cruises on the Vaal River. Come and enjoy the
lovely gardens surrounding the hotel.
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Protea Hotel Mongena - Dinokeng
150 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 26 Bedrooms
Part of the Dinokeng development currently underway in the area, the hotel
combines the rich cultural and historical heritage of the areas’ different
cultures in an expansive game reserve which currently boasts 3 of the Big
5 - leopard, rhino and hippo - establishing Dinokeng as a premier tourist
destination in the not too distant future. Rooms are surrounded by expansive
gardens and lovely indigenous trees, while our well-equipped conference
centre can accommodate up to 80 delegates, cinema-style. Various
team-building and relaxation activities can be arranged if required.
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Misty Hills Country Hotel - Muldersdrift
60 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 151 Bedrooms
Set in lavish landscaped gardens displaying an abundance of indigenous plants
and birdlife. Rooms are set in a rustic complex amid running water features.
Each room is equipped with satellite television, a telephone, tea and coffee
making facilities. The standard rooms have en-suite bathrooms with either a
shower or a bath. Facilities include 2 swimming pools and anti-stress therapy
Spa. The Carnivore Restaurant, which caters for all types of functions, centres
on a huge open fire and offers exotic meats, African vegetarian dishes and a
full à la carte menu. The Summerhouse Restaurant is a picturesque venue for
elegant dining with large windows that overlook the hotel’s beautiful gardens.
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Velmore Hotel and Conference Centre - Pretoria
80 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 47 Bedrooms
The hotel has been built with architectural lines and proportions that are
nostalgically reminiscent of Sir Herbert Baker and the turn of the century
style when Pretoria was in its heyday. Each guest is provided with an
experience of luxury and sophistication that will summon them back time
and again. Attention to detail and perfect finishing touches will ensure
a relaxed stay and a home away from home. All suites are individually
air-conditioned and all have a patio or balcony with breathtaking views of
the Estate and surrounds.
www.thompsons.co.za
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Natal Spa Hot Springs and Resort - Vryheid
3 hours and 30 minutes from Durban Airport - 46 Hotel
Bedrooms, 20 Self Catering Rooms
Natal Spa has access to about four kilometres of the Bivane River flowing
through the property. This resort famed for its hot mineral waters has been
in existence since the late 19th century. Just as it provided rest for travellers
in those days, so it does today and the supply of water emanating from the
springs has not diminished in strength – or temperature! Natal Spa caters
for the entire family. There is squash, tennis, hiking ,birding trails and fishing.
Indoors, relax with some snooker, table tennis or darts. The main attraction is
of course the mineral water pools of which you will find a total of nine.
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Protea Hotel St Lucia - St Lucia
80 Minutes from Richardsbay Airport - 58 Bedrooms
Situated on the Elephant Coast in the heart of the exquisite St Lucia
World Heritage Site, between Lake St Lucia and the Indian Ocean, in
Northern Kwazulu Natal. Dining facilities include a delicious breakfast buffet
and a dinner menu offers a varied selection of specialities complemented by
renowned South African wines. Sundowners on the deck, with the sounds
of nature around you, will leave memories of St Lucia that will always be
treasured. Leisure activities on site include a swimming pool, while boat
cruises, game drives, turtle tours and whale watching can be arranged on
request.
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South Africa’s cosmopolitan playground boasts spectacular golden beaches,
year-round sunshine, never-ending activities and fun, not to mention a
variety of activities and sights.
Just 20 minutes drive to the north lies Umhlanga, playground of the jetset,
boasting a wondrous promenade, pavement cafes and laidback vibe.
Durban’s port is Africa’s busiest, as is abundantly clear if you visit one of
the restaurants and pubs perched right on the waters edge at the harbour
entrance - a constant stream of huge container ships and industrious tugs
pass by, tantalisingly close. At the end of Durban’s Golden Mile is the
beginning of a new world of fun, entertainment and excitement. uShaka
Marine World, spanning over 15 hectares of prime beach front, is Africa’s
largest Marine Theme Park.
Durban and its surrounding suburbs are blessed with incredible restau-
rants, from the Colonial fine dining experience of The Royal Grill to the
cool, funky fare of Bean Bag Bohemia in Morningside and dozens of indoor
and outdoor bistros. Get spicy at the vibrant Victoria Market, a treasure
house of Indian wares, curios and food.
Also worth a visit is the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Just 45-minutes drive
west from the city centre, it has magnificent views, a Zulu village and large
craft market. Head a bit further west and you’re on the Midlands Meander
- an established, excellent arts and crafts route offering glorious
accommodation and excellent wares amid beautiful scenery.
Continue on that route and you’ll reach the mighty Drakensberg Mountain
range. Recently proclaimed a World Heritage Site, it is a must see, with its
superb examples of Bushmen paintings, soul-feeding vistas, mountain walks
and ample accommodation, from campsites to luxury hotels.
A couple of hours’ drive to the north lies big game country - some of the
country’s best game reserves are found here - and to the west the sites of
several historic battles between Boer, Brit and Zulu can be discovered.
Rickshaw rides, Durban
Drakensburg scenic view
©SA TOURISM
Dream the destination... Live the journey.
KwaZulu-Natal
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Granny Mouse Country House - Midlands
140 Minutes from Durban Airport -20 Bedrooms
This is the KZN Midlands at it’s best. With accommodation comprising of
cottages and suites, most with stunning views and fireplaces, all decorated
with plush, rustic fabrics and country charm. A constant award winner, this
country retreat has one of the finest a la carte restaurants in KwaZulu-Natal,
with a Diners Club Award of excellence wining cellar. The modern spa offers
therapies and treatments to soothe body and mind. Trout fishing, birding,
walking and the Midlands Meander attractions are all on the doorstep.
Granny Mouse – is your home in the Midlands.
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Fordoun Hotel and Spa - Midlands
90 Minutes from Durban Aiport - 17 Bedrooms
Ambiance and charm! Fordoun is only 3 years old but already a legend for it’s
hospitality, food, wine cellar and gardens. Only 3 minutes from the national
highway but on a working farm, Fordoun provides kilometres of walks or
mountain bike rides, and a Spa which consistently wins awards amongst
Africa’s best. A unique interest is the garden of over 140 indigenous healing
plants and the agricultural propagation of plants on the farm. Indoor (heated)
and outdoor pools, gymnasium, hairdressing salon, and easy access to the
Central Drakensberg and Midlands Meander are just some of the reasons
Fordoun has become so sought after.
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Hluhluwe Umfolozi Hilltop Camp - Near Hluhluwe
130 Minutes from Richardsbay Airport - 69 Chalets
Built on a forested hill in one of South Africa’s largest reserves, offering lovely
views of the surrounding areas. Accommodation ranges from a luxury lodge
to a variety of superbly appointed self-catering accommodation facilities.
Amenities includes an a la carte restaurant, an attractive pub and lounge
decorated with photographs and memorabilia of the history of Hluhluwe, as
well as a gift shop and convenience store. The Mpunyane Restaurant offers
a range of meals whether a la carte or buffet, depending on the weekday.
The Mtwazi Lodge is set in its own secluded garden and offers exclusive
accommodation.
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Bayete Zulu Lodge - Zululand
100 Minutes from Richardsbay Airport - 8 Bedrooms
The diversity of its flora and high carrying capacity make this an animal Eden,
ensuring guests that regardless of weather or circumstance they will always
enjoy excellent game viewing with interesting drives and walks. Each individu-
ally decorated room has top quality twin beds with a double fold-out otto-
man. All the rooms are equipped with mosquito nets, air-conditioning, ceiling
fans and a mini bar that is well stocked with a selection of beverages and light
snacks. Put your feet up and relax. Bayete will take care of you for one day or
a hundred. Lie by the heated rim flow swimming pool sipping cocktails in the
warm African sunshine with a view over the entire peninsula.
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Thula Thula Private Game Reserve - Zululand
140 Minutes from Durban Airport - 8 Chalets, 8 Tents
The oldest Private Game Reserve in Zululand is filled with adventure, Zulu
history, style and gourmet cuisine. There are 8 chalets in the lodge and 8
tents in the tented camp. The air-conditioned chalets are elegantly decorated
in ethnic and colonial style with private veranda. Dining in the boma around
the fire is a gourmet experience with superb dishes created by the resident
Chef, served with the finest South African wines. Professional rangers will
guide you on exciting safaris in open Landrovers through the unique diversity
of this ancestral land to encounter elephant, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hyena,
crocodile and many more creatures, great and small.
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Phinda Private Game Reserve - KwaZulu-Natal
120 Minutes from Richardsbay Airport
Located in one of Africa’s most ecologically diverse regions and offering one
of the continent’s finest game viewing experiences featuring the Big Five.
The Reserve consists of six intimate lodges: Phinda Mountain, Forest, Vlei,
Rock, Zuka, Getty lodges including Phinda Walking Safaris. The Reserve
provides a base for a range of safari adventure activities over and above the
twice daily interpretative game drives, such as bush walks, rhino tracking,
canoeing, deep sea fishing, horse riding and scuba diving.
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Protea Hotel Umhlanga - Umhlanga Rocks
20 Minutes from Durban Airport - 120 Bedrooms
Situated minutes from the beach, in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks, the hotel
will treat you to comfortably appointed accommodation in an appealing selec-
tion of rooms. Admirably equipped self-catering rooms, facilities for disabled
guests are also available, with all the mod cons as well as outstanding features
such as satellite TV. Delicious breakfasts are available in the breakfast room,
while a variety of restaurants in the area have a range of menus to suit all
tastes. A sundeck and plunge pool is located on the 10th floor (rooftop) of
the hotel. Most sporting facilities are to be found nearby.
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City Lodge Umhlanga Ridge - Umhlanga Ridge
35 Minutes from Durban Airport - 168 Bedrooms
Ideally situated next to the upmarket Gateway Shopping and Entertainment
Complex and just moments away from the beach area. The hotel offers a
swimming pool, fitness room, boardroom, Internet usage area and hot-spot
wireless Internet capability for laptop users and much more! A full English
breakfast is served every morning and there is also a coffee shop/restaurant
in the hotel. All rooms have separate baths and showers. Air-conditioning and
the tea/coffee making facilities is a standard feature in each room.
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Royal Palm Gateway Hotel - Umhlanga Rocks
20 Minutes from Durban Airport - 93 Bedrooms
Ideal location for both business and recreational travel. The hotel features
a ground floor all day dining restaurant and conference facilities available
through 1 on 1 Events Centre in Gateway. In addition to these facilities there
will be three floors of A-grade office suites and a retail Piazza designed with
beautiful gardens and water features. The signature restaurant of the Royal
Palm, Dish, is a fusion of contemporary dining sophistication. With a unique
concept of four distinctive areas under one roof, the restaurant is a refreshing
place to enjoy a couple of cocktails or a scrumptious meal.
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Beverly Hills Hotel - Umhlanga Rocks
40 Minutes from Durban - 90 Bedrooms
Renowned for its superb personal service, luxury accommodation and fine
dining, the hotel is the epitome of gracious hospitality. In a sub-tropical setting
overlooking the warm Indian Ocean, this gracious hotel possesses a fantastic
view of unspoiled beaches. The hotel has two superb restaurants offering
international dishes and the best seafood. Each of the beautifully decorated
bedrooms and suites has an en-suite bathroom, television, hairdryer,
telephone, radio, safe and mini bar. Everything is close at hand - beaches,
tennis, bowling, gym, golf and squash, as well as Umhlanga’s fashionable shops
and designer boutiques.
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Zimbali Lodge - North Coast, Port Zimbali
70 Minutes from Durban - 79 Bedrooms
One of Southern Africa’s most exclusive hideaways, set within the serene
confines of a coastal forest reserve - a natural sub-tropical paradise and
home to mischievous dolphins and a myriad of sea and bird life. The hotel
overlooks the incredible Indian Ocean and is surrounded by lush vegetation
and beautiful indigenous gardens. The classical architecture is accentuated by
warm wood and russet autumn tones. Guests can treat themselves to the
health and luxury they deserve, with a whole range of therapies at the
Beauty Spa. The 18-hole championship golf course is one of the most
scenic golf experiences in the world.
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Beach Hotel - Golden Mile
20 Minutes from Durban Airport - 112 Bedrooms
The convenient location of Beach Hotel makes it the ideal choice for
holiday and business accommodation. Spacious air-conditioned rooms offer
panoramic views of the warm Indian ocean and beachfront promenade. The
hotel is within close proximity of the International Convention Centre (ICC)
and uShaka Marine World. Restaurant and bar options include the newly
refurbished Pier 107 Restaurant, El Cordoba, Harpoon Harry’s Cocktail Bar
and Cockney Pride Pub.
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Tropicana Hotel - Golden Mile
20 Minutes from Durban Airport - 168 Bedrooms
Overlooking the warm Indian Ocean, a stones throw from swimming
beaches, and in close proximity to uShaka Marine World, and the
International Convention Centre (ICC). Enjoy breathtaking sea views from
the spacious air-conditioned rooms including facilities such as DSTV, en-suite
bathroom with shower, telephone, personal wall safe and tea/coffee making
facilities. Guests can enjoy sundowners relaxing on the terrace of the friendly
sidewalk Clippers Cafe Bar and dinner can be enjoyed in the Seven Palms
Restaurant (buffet style) or the La Concha Bistro. Conference facilities are
also available.
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The Balmoral - Golden Mile
20 Minutes from Durban Airport - 93 Bedrooms
Overlooking the famous North Beach & Entertainment Promenade and a
short walk away from Durban’s shops, town centre and the Ocean Sports
& Conference Centre. The hotel is an obvious choice for those using the
international conference centre and was redesigned to suit the varying needs
of its guests. Indeed a splendid selection of single, twin, double and family
rooms. The 95 spacious air-conditioned rooms are either sea facing or city
facing and have en-suite bathroom and are equipped with TV, with satellite
reception.
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Garden Court South Beach - Golden Mile
30 Minutes from Durban Airport - 414 Rooms
This modern hotel has a prime position and overlooks the Indian Ocean.
Offering panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and harbour with easy access
to beaches and the city centre, the hotel is an attractive accommodation
choice for business and leisure travellers. Situated on the tourist-friendly
stretch of coast, the hotel offers a wide range of facilities including a
breakfast room, gift shop, and steakhouse, a warm, sparkling pool
overlooking the ocean and access to a variety of entertainment facilities
within the city and surrounds.
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Quays on Timeball - Durban
10 Minutes from Durban Airport - 26 Bedrooms
Located on a canal-fronting site at Timeball Square, comprising a
10-storey, top-of-the-range apartment block. Sail into the harbour, walk to
uShaka Marine World or stroll along the scenic palm-lined canals. Browse
through art galleries and maybe stop for coffee or a sumptuous meal at any
one of the top class restaurants nearby. Accommodation is offered in either
a three or two bedroom apartment with en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped
kitchen and spacious TV lounge area overlooking Durban Bay. The furnishings
blend well with the style of architecture and suit the luxury tastes of the
discerning traveller.
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Garden Court Marine Parade - Golden Mile
20 Minutes from Durban Airport - 346 Bedrooms
This ultra modern hotel, with its striking Art Deco style, rises in contrast
to KwaZulu-Natal’s blue skies and dominates Durban’s Golden Mile.
Its gleaming white marble facade reflects the rays of Durban’s sub-tropical
sun to give guests the greatest degree of comfort. This is one of the few
hotels along the beachfront, where every bedroom is sea facing, with glorious
views across the Indian Ocean. There are two excellent restaurants, as well as
an attractive bar. A unique feature of this hotel is the glass enclosed swimming
pool on the top floor, over-looking Durban’s coastline and offering the perfect
spot on a windy day.
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Protea Hotel Edward - Golden Mile
20 Minutes from Durban Airport - 101 Bedrooms
Situated on Durban’s famous Golden Mile, the hotel heralds a time of
Victorian elegance, while still being able to give the discerning traveller all
one requires in the 21st century. Rooms are all en-suite, with air-conditioning
and TV with various satellite channels. The leisure or corporate traveller
can relax in elegant settings of the Brasserie restaurant. For a more informal
experience enjoy the Terrace menu offering light meals and speciality teas and
coffees. The hotel is the perfect choice as your gateway to the experiences
offered not only in Durban but also to those waiting to be experienced within
KwaZulu-Natal.
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Southern Sun North Beach - Golden Mile
20 Minutes from Durban Airport - 285 Bedrooms
One of Durban’s most popular leisure hotels, with its “Contemporary
Mediterranean” theme, situated on Durban’s popular golden mile with
magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. The hotel offers excellent facilities and
warm hospitality. All bedrooms have breathtaking sea views and all modern
comforts. The Piatto Mediterranean Kitchen restaurant serves cuisine with
various themes from Italian to Greek. The Breakfast room offers hearty or
health breakfasts and there is an in-room dining service. Everything is right on
your doorstep from the well-kept North beach, Snake Park and amusement
park to the spectacular SunCoast Casino and Entertertainment world.
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Southern Sun Elangeni - Golden Mile
20 Minutes from Durban Airport - 447 Bedrooms
With its magnificent location on Durban’s Golden Mile, stylish interiors
and above all its commitment to outstanding service, it is uniquely placed to
meet the exacting standards of both the corporate and the leisure traveller.
The hotel’s superior conference venues and professional banqueting staff
ensure that the expectations of a diverse range of conference needs are
met. Sea-facing rooms and excellent choice of restaurants, which range from
authentic Japanese cuisine, to north Indian dishes as well as a first-class
restaurant offering an extensive buffet, ensures that the hotel is in a class
of its own.
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SunCoast Hotel and Towers - Golden Mile
30 Minutes from Durban Airport - 165 Bedrooms
Situated in the heart of Durban’s famous Golden Mile, the hotel offers
spectacular views, Golden Beaches, luxurious surroundings and of course
the incredible SunCoast Casino and Entertainment Complex. A unique Spa
encompasses the entire 9th floor of the Towers with a range of facilities and
spa treatment rooms. Other leisure activities include a well equipped gym
with state of the art training machines and an outdoor pool and pool deck
overlooking the sundeck with glorious views of the ocean.
Silveroaks Guest House - Berea
40 Minutes from Durban Airport - 11 Bedrooms
This charming guesthouse is set back from the road in Durban’s tree-lined
Berea. It is within walking distance of the upmarket Musgrave Centre, which
offers cinemas, restaurants and a wide variety of clothing and gift stores. Easy
access to the freeway and close proximity to the airport make this the ideal
venue for a business stopover or for a leisurely getaway. Large windows and
sliding-doors face onto the pool area and tropical garden, imbuing the interior
with lots of light and a sense of peace. Guests can relax in the private lounge,
equipped with DSTV and video facilities, and enjoy their meals in the informal
dining-room. All rooms are fully air-conditioned.
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Audacia Manor - Durban
20 Minutes from Durban Airport - 6 Bedrooms
A beautifully restored old family home nestled on the slopes of Durban’s
Berea and a listed historical building with verandas and pretty gardens,
promising a warm welcome to all. Wander down to the sparkling pool and
have a refreshing cocktail at the Anderson Sports Bar, overlooking gently
landscaped gardens or sink into comfortable sofas in the spacious, cool
Drawing Room. Explore the herb garden or take tea on the generous, shaded
veranda, where they also serve breakfast every am. Watch the ships out on
the bay from the Cocktail Bar, sundowner in hand, after a hectic day.
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Hilton Durban - City Centre
30 Minutes from Durban Airport - 327 Bedrooms
A modern and vibrant international hotel situated near the International
Convention Centre as well as Kings Park Stadium. Guests can sample the
unique Hilton Classic Buffet, relax in the trendy Rivets Bar or enjoy informal
meeting in the Lobby Lounge. The hotel offers a fully equipped fitness room,
an outdoor swimming pool, executive lounge facilities and undercover parking.
All rooms and suites consist of spacious bedrooms with separate bathroom
and shower facilities, individually controlled air-conditioning, telephone,
television, laundry and 24-hour room service, valet service, hairdryer and
electronic safe.
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The Blue Marlin - South Coast, Scottburgh
45 Minutes from Durban Airport - 120 Bedrooms
Set amongst sub-tropical gardens, and boasting an unbelievable sea view,
making it an exceptional family holiday destination. A choice of golf courses
are within close proximity, while other activities to be organised are horse
riding, scuba diving, squash, deep sea fishing and of course beach visits.
Children can enjoy the thrill of the waterslides and find delight in the famous
miniature steam train. The hotel offers attractive en-suite rooms with ceiling
fans, telephones and television. It is one of those excellent family hotels where
guests intermingle and return year after year.
Margate Hotel - South Coast, Margate
90 Minutes from Durban Airport - 47 Bedrooms
The hotel is situated conveniently a stones throw away from Margate’s
famous Blue Flag beach. The area offers stunning coastal scenery and
wonderful natural and crafted ethnic bounty. For the golfing enthusiasts
the area boasts some of the most magnificent courses. The hotel offers
air-conditioned, en-suite accommodation and is proud of its very own Keg
Pub & Restaurant.
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Protea Hotel Karridene - South Coast, Illovo
30 Minutes from Durban Airport - 81 Bedrooms
Situated between the beach and lagoon at Illovo, this modern and
luxurious Hotel & Resort is well-known for spacious accommodation,
wonderful food, friendly hospitality and first – class service. The resort
boasts an award winning caravan park and RCI Timeshare Chalets, while
the restaurant and Terrace Bar overlook the pool & lagoon.On-site facilities
include squash courts, volleyball, table tennis, mini golf and pool tables.
A wheelchair friendly boardwalk is available onto the beach.
Selborne Hotel, Spa and Golf Estate - Pennington
40 Minutes from Durban Airport - 49 Bedrooms
Perfectly positioned on the sub-tropical coast of KwaZulu-Natal and set in
the heart of an exclusive golfing estate. Air-conditioned rooms come
complete with ceiling fan, refreshment centre, colour TV with DSTV, direct
dial telephone, hairdryer, en-suite bath and shower and electronic safe.
Treat yourself to a massage or facial at the Selborne Spa or have a workout
in the gym. A game of tennis on one of the floodlit tennis courts or a dip in
the large pool on the estate ensures you will have plenty to keep you busy.
The a la carte restaurant offers a varied menu, as well as a cocktail bar.
Mondazur Resort Hotel - San Lameer
90 Minutes from Durban Aiport - 40 Bedrooms
This modern Resort Estate Hotel is situated on a lagoon within the most
sought-after and secure beach and golf coastal reserve estate in South Africa,
namely San Lameer. The hotel offers rooms with international direct dial
telephone, colour TV, a bath and shower and 18-hour room service.
The centrepiece of the San Lameer’s magnificent domain is the Championship
Golf Course. It has been said that no finer collection of par three’s exists
anywhere, and the 4th hole is almost a carbon copy of Augusta National’s
famous 12th. Guests have full access to the dining, convention and the variety
of recreation facilities of San Lameer, as well as the magnificent Blue Flag Beach.
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Bushlands Game Lodge - Near Hluhluwe
100 Minutes from Richardsbay - 26 Chalets
Wooden chalets built on stilts are elevated above a sand forest where many
local game species can be found. Each chalet is en-suite and includes a
telephone, air-conditioner, radio and tea & coffee making facilities.
The chalets are connected by raised wooden walkways, which lead to the
main dining room, bar, swimming pool and boma where guests can enjoy
drinks around the campfire before dinner. Guests can enjoy game drives
in open vehicles on the property as well as in the surrounding Big Five
National Parks.
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Alpine Heath Resort - Northern Drakensberg
210 Minutes from Durban Airport - 100 Chalets
Considered as a premier conference and holiday venue set in the splendour
of crystal-clear streams and mountain-fresh air. Offering superb chalet accom-
modation, fine dining, and an abundance of indoor and outdoor activities and
state-of-the-art conference facilities. Luxurious chalets are equipped with a
telephone and satellite TV, and offer all the privacy you could ask for.
The three-bedroom chalets comfortably sleep six in a master bedroom,
which is en-suite, and two double rooms each fitted with twin beds.
The second bathroom also has the convenience of both a bath and shower.
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Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Leisure Resort - Southern
Drakensberg
155 Minutes from Durban Airport - 75 Bedrooms
Located on a 860-acre estate, the resort borders KZN Wildlife land, which
allows access to spectacular walks and hikes. All rooms have a private bath-
room, television, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities and heaters. Guests
can select between five dining options including Vine-Knot Restaurant, a new
addition to the resort. There are a variety of recreational activities available
including the newly built Wellness Centre with a sauna, plunge pool, Jacuzzi’s,
steam rooms, heated jet hydrotherapy bath and fully equipped gym, juice bar
and Body and Soul Spa. Conference facilities are also available.
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Cavern Drakensberg Resort - Northern Drakensberg
210 Minutes from Durban Airport - 55 Bedrooms
Surrounded by towering mountains, forest and streams this is a unique resort.
Experience the activities the resort has to offer with guided hikes, horse
riding through the stunning surroundings, fishing, swimming in mountain
rivers, biking, tennis and volleyball and more. The resort’s restaurant has a
lovely spread for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Superior, honeymoon and
standard accommodation options are all en-suite. The three main meals for
the day, teas, guided hikes and activities are all included in the rates.
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Sandford Park Resort - Bergville
175 Minutes from Durban Airport - 50 Bedrooms
Nestled at the foothills of the uKhahlamba - Drakensberg Mountains, now
a proclaimed World Heritage Site - a century old coach house nestles
peacefully amid natural springs and streams. Offering traditional rooms,
all under thatch with en-suite bathrooms and upcountry cottage décor.
The dining room, with its cosy atmosphere, entices the guests to relax and
enjoy superb food, excellent service, with good wine and good music.
With today’s pressured lifestyle, business delegates will appreciate the
two fully equipped conference venues situated in a peaceful, stress free
environment.
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Drakensberg Sun - Central Drakensberg
180 Minutes from Durban Airport - 78 Bedrooms
Situated high in the Cathkin Park area of the Drakensberg mountains,
this popular resort is perfect for a summer holiday or a winter getaway.
The accent is on comfort and relaxation and the extensive use of natural
materials, polished wood and rich earthy colours set the tone of the hotel.
The delightful Lakeview Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner and
serves a delicious buffet. The Fighting Trout Bar specialises in superb
cocktails, while the Pool Bar is open during the summer period.
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Cathedral Peak Hotel - Drakensberg
150 Minutes from Durban Airport - 96 Bedrooms
Surrounded by some of the world’s most stunning scenery, the hotel enjoys
an abundance of birds, plants and rock art. When shadows reach down from
lofty mountain peaks there is no better place than the hotel’s terrace to enjoy
a sundowner. En-suite accommodation is spacious and tastefully decorated
with tea/coffee making facilities, televisions, telephones, heaters and
semi-private gardens/balconies. The elegant hotel dining room offers an
extensive buffet of superb cuisine at both breakfast and dinner. The hotel
also offers a wide variety of outdoor activities.
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Greenway Woods Resort & Conference Centre -
White River
15 Minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 45 Chalets,
60 Bedrooms
Situated in a Gary Player designer 18-hole golf course, with superb
accommodation, excellent service and delectable cuisine. There is excellent
accommodation in comfortable 3-bedded rooms ideal for up to 6 persons
sharing, with fully equipped kitchens and braai facilities. Each chalet is
equipped with DSTV and a telephone. The resort offers the ideal base from
which to explore the many Lowveld attractions in the surrounding area.
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Jatinga Country Lodge - outskirts of White River
10 Minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 20 Bedrooms
Located within easy driving distance of the scenic splendours of the Panorama
route, the lodge nestles in over 30 acres of magnificent gardens. The original
1920’s homestead houses the lounge, and a la carte restaurant and the Lord
Milner pub. A secluded pool is there for guests enjoyment with an elevated
wooden deck overlooking the White River that runs through the property.
The en-suite rooms and suites offer guests every luxury and are furnished in
different styles from Colonial to French Country. All rooms have a private
patio, air-conditioning, mini-bar, satellite TV and an electronic safe.
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Cybele Forest Lodge & Health Spa - Near White River
30 Minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 14 Bedrooms
Situated in a 300-acre private forest surrounded by timber plantations,
mountains and meadows. The lodge offers exceptionally comfortable
accommodation ranging from spacious cottages to the ultra luxurious
Paddock Suites and the state-of-the-art Forest Suite. The Spa in the Forest
is set in a private, peaceful walled garden and offers a full range of treatments.
Also available is a cocktail-bar, exclusive gift emporium and art gallery.
Cybele offers a wide range of activities, including river and forest walks,
bird watching, helicopter adventures, and horse-riding from the lodge’s
own stables.
In the north east corner of South Africa, vast reserves combine the attractions of
the ‘Big Five’ with impeccable hospitality. South Africa’s world renowned reserve
is the Kruger National Park, which boasts the most developed infrastructure of
all Africa’s game parks, plus the world’s largest concentration of species, making it
the best do-it-yourself drive-through reserve and great value for money too.
For those whose idea of safari means experiencing the African bushveld in
secluded luxury, with gourmet food and personal game rangers, the private game
reserves adjoining the Kruger National Park offer it all.
Don‘t miss Bourke’s Luck Potholes, an awesome moonscape of deep hollows and
channels. Also worth a visit is Pilgrim’s Rest, the Victorian town ‘frozen’ in the
time of the gold prospectors. Venture back in time by spending an enlightening
evening with the Sabie River Valley’s original inhabitants, the Shangaan.
The people of the Village, situated high in the valley, live as their ancestors did,
providing First World city dwellers with fascinating insights into tribal life and
culture. The highlight of the visit is a performance of traditional songs and dances
during the Royal Feast.
Whether you choose to spend your nights in a lodge or a bush camp, film star
treatment comes with the territory. With most of the safari lodges situated
around water holes, excellent game sighting is possible. There are no fences
between each private reserve’s boundaries, allowing the game to wander freely.
Just outside the town of Graskop is God’s Window, a fissure in the mountain
side which reveals the rocky escarpment and the Lowveld about a kilometre
below, with Mozambique and Kruger Park in the distance. The Blyde River
Canyon’s rust coloured sandstone cliffs, are another example of this region’s
astounding natural beauty.
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Sabi River Sun - Hazyview
50 Minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 60 Bedrooms
Situated on the banks of the tranquil Sabie River and surrounded by the
scenic splendour of the Lowveld, the hotel is located close to the world-
famous Kruger National Park; Bourke’s Luck Potholes; God’s Window; the
Blyde River Canyon; Pilgrim’s Rest; and many other places of interest.
The guestrooms offer comfortable accommodation, with private bathrooms,
air-conditioning and satellite TV. The resort boasts unrivalled sporting
facilities, including an 18-hole golf course, 5 swimming pools, 3 floodlit tennis
courts, a bowling green, squash court, volleyball and a jogging trail.
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Protea Hotel Kruger Gate - near Kruger Park
70 Minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 7 Chalets,
96 Bedrooms
Situated on the banks of the Sabie River, offering a tranquil ambience that
makes for a truly relaxing stay be it for business or leisure. The African night
blends with the crackling of a leadwood fire in an unforgettable open-air lapa,
for a dinner experience with a difference. Guests can unwind in comfortable
air-conditioned rooms, which are decorated in an African theme. All en-suite
rooms offer a mini bar, television, tea and coffee making facilities and other
modern conveniences.
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Hippo Hollow Country Estate - Hazyview
45 Minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 37 Chalets,
26 Bedrooms
Situated on the banks of the Sabie River amidst acres of landscaped gardens
on a country estate. The Lodge is tastefully decorated in an ‘Out of Africa’
theme, with a thatched à la carte restaurant from which guests have the
opportunity of watching hippos grazing on the banks of the river. Retreat in
comfort to one of the thatched semi-self catering chalets or a hotel room, all
en-suite and equipped with ceiling fans. A variety of activities await you, from
a breathtaking helicopter flight with Mpumalanga Helicopter Co. over the
Blyde River Canyon, or embrace Africa with the popular Shangaan River Club.
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Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort - Hazyview
45 Minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 54 Bedrooms
Situated in the heart of beautiful Mpumalanga, Casa do Sol is a little Eden
of tranquil pools, deeply shaded glades and lush flower gardens. Extensive
refurbishments and renovations have recently been implemented to ensure
that Casa do Sol is the destination of choice for a large variety of travellers.
The hotel is made up of Casa’s, Villa’s and Suites which all cater for double
occupancies, have bathrooms en-suite and private terraces. There are two
restaurants, lounge, bar, two pools and a pool bar as well as a wide variety of
activities available on-site (including a spa) and in the surrounding area.
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Idube Private Game Reserve
60 Minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 10 Chalets
Set deep in the wild heartland of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, part of the
world renowned Greater Kruger Park. An exclusive family owned lodge
dedicated to giving guests a genuine bush experience. Each suite has been
refurbished giving a very fresh and attractive look. There is also mosquito
gauze on doors and windows. Private wooden decks have been added to
each suite and have quickly become the favourite place for guests to enjoy
both the tranquility of the lodge and a place to view visiting animals. Enjoy a
little romance and adventure of showering under the stars, while listening to
the gentle hoot of an owl or the call of a far off jackal.
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Lion Sands Game Reserve - Sabi Sands
50 Minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 18 Bedrooms
Award-winning Lion Sands is situated in one of the finest wilderness areas in
the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Lion Sands is 4th generation family owned and
managed. Both lodges at Lion Sands include, private lounges and bars, swim-
ming pools, library lounge, wooden viewing decks, health spa, gymnasium,
indoor and outdoor open-air dining. Each luxurious air-conditioned suite with
en-suite bathroom, outdoor & indoor shower and wooden viewing deck are
decorated in a cool African style. Rooms are appointed along the banks of the
river with private access along wooden walkways.
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Lukimbi Safari Lodge - Kruger National Park
90 Minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 16 Suites
Situated on 15 000 of pristine bush on the banks of the Lwakahle River. A
tranquil ambience will make for a truly relaxing stay, be it for leisure or busi-
ness. A fully equipped business and conference centre is available. Each suite
has en suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers and is equipped with
air-conditioning, ceiling fans, mini bars, telephones, laptop connections and
private viewing decks. Two suites have private plunge pools. There are disa-
bled facilities. Two game drives per day on private roads ensure excellent
game viewing.
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Shishangeni Private Game Lodge - Kruger National Park
120 Minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 22 Suites
Situated in one of Kruger National Park’s private concessions this lodge is well-
known for its legendary wildlife, offering some of the best game-viewing on
the continent. Be mesmerised by the vivid storytelling by the local community,
including rituals that are still enacted today. Your stay at this Kruger Park private
lodge will be unforgettable. All suites are luxuriously appointed with private
game-viewing decks as well as mini bar, fireplace, outdoor shower and sitting
area. The Lodge also offers Big Five game viewing, superior service, excellent
cuisine as well as the childcare facilities one would expect from a private game
lodge. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with bath and outdoor shower.
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Nkambeni Tented Lodge - Kruger National Park
80 Minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 120 Tents
This lodge offers an affordable 4-star environment in the Kruger National
Park. Each luxurious tent is fitted with an air-conditioner, inside and open air
showers, private Jacuzzi on the tent deck and views of the surrounding Kruger.
Meals are served on the restaurant deck overlooking the private waterhole or
in the Boma. The camp offers a wide variety of activities ranging from open
vehicle safaris, night drives and bushwalks to adventures such as river rafting
and quad bikes.
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Jock Safari Lodge - Kruger National Park
60 Minutes from Skukuza Airport and 120 Minutes From
Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 15 Suites
Named after South Africa’s famous canine hero, Jock of the Bushveld, and
built in his playground. The lodge captures the glamour of colonial excess and
the personality of local Zulu and Shangaan cultures. Set in a 6000-hectare
private concession, the perfect place for rangers to introduce guests to the
abundant wildlife and birdlife of the region. The main lodge at Jock has 12 lux-
ury suites each with a private plunge pool, outdoor shower and viewing deck.
Little Jock, just a kilometre down the river from the main lodge, has 3 luxuri-
ous suites. Escape from the heat and treat yourself to a relaxing massage.
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Tinga Private Game Lodge - Kruger National Park
90 Minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 18 Chalets
Nestled on the banks of the Sabie River, the lodge offers game viewing
opportunities presented by unspoiled river frontage. Each suite has been
carefully designed to ensure complete privacy and absolute luxury and
includes mini-bar, electronic safe, air-conditioning, overhead fans, private
lounge area, direct dial telephones and satellite television with DVD players.
Every suite boats its own private deck and it is not uncommon for guests to
experience the unique thrill of viewing a wide variety of African wildlife while
relaxing with a sundowner in a comfortable lounge or while cooling off in
their plunge pool.
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Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve - Sabi Sands
105 Minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 53 Suites
Situated in the game rich Sabi Sand Reserve, where experienced field guides
introduce guests to the diversity of habitat and wildlife, giving excellent
chances of close encounters with the Big 5. There are 4 unique lodges to
choose from; Selati Camp, which is reminiscent of a bygone ear infused with
vintage décor and colonial opulence. Bush Lodge which overlooks a well-
frequented waterhole and is contemporary yet ethnic in style. Little Bush
Camp that is perfect for families; and Earth Lodge which is uniquely nestled
in the bush. All suites have en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers,
air-conditioning and mini-bar.
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Kwena Chalets - Sun City
120 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 14 Bedrooms
The luxury thatched roof chalets are privately owned and situated inside the
world renowned Sun City Resort. Kwena Gardens consists of luxury chalets,
a vast, scenic crocodile sanctuary which is home to 7000 crocs including the
two biggest captive Nile crocodiles in the world. A variety of bird species are
regular visitors at Kwena as well as vervet monkeys. You will gain complimen-
tary entrance to the Sun City Resort, the Valley of Waves as well as compli-
mentary access to our Crocodile Sanctuary situated next to the chalets.
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Kedar Country Hotel - Rustenburg
120 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 62 Bedrooms
President Paul Kruger’s farm, Boekenhoutfontein, and the historic buildings
on the land were declared a National Monument in 1971. All the rooms are
decorated with vibrant, hand painted ethnic print fabrics and African artwork.
The new Armoury Restaurant is decorated with portraits and weaponry from
the Anglo-Boer war period, offering guests the perfect setting to enjoy tradi-
tional South African fare. The Boma is set amongst large indigenous trees with
a central fire and a traditional outdoor cooking area. The 1872 Restaurant,
the Victorian style house Pieter Kruger built for his family during the late
1800’s, offers Afrikaans and Cape Malay cuisine – open by arrangement.
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Approximately two hour’s drive out of Johannesburg, in the midst of
untamed bush, the sudden appearance of huge domes, glowing fiery torches,
aged stonework, sculpted animals and soaring palms, leaves one blinking
in disbelief.
The complex boasts two world-ranked golf courses, The Lost City adjoining
Sun City and a man-made beach built for the pleasure seekers.
The village people at Sun City showcase most of the cultures and tribes in
South Africa, highlighting the day-to-day living in rural areas through dress,
song, dance and food. Experience the history and beliefs of tribes such as
Tswana, Zulu, Pedi, Xhosa, Ndebele, Venda, Shangaan, Ntwana etc.
North West offers the visitor insight into the lifestyles, architecture and
craftsmanship of these main tribes.
The nearby Pilanesberg National Park offers visitors a reality check, the
unspoilt bushveld sanctuary being home to the requisite ‘Big Five’ as well as
abundant birdlife. This exquisite sanctuary features some of the country’s
best animal spotting facilities, among them Scavenger Hide, an underground
hide with glass viewing ports, and a stilted bird hide in the middle
of Mankwe Dam.
Another attraction of this province is the Madikwe Game Reserve, a joint
venture between the state, the private sector and local communities.
The luxurious Madikwe River Lodge with contemporary African décor, is
rated as a top game lodge in South Africa, where fantastic sightings of the
‘Big Five’ will keep you coming back for more.
Wildlife getaway or a glitzy, glamorous extravaganza, the North West
has it all.
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The Cabanas - Sun City
120 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 131 Bedrooms
Stretched out across the gentle hills above the Sun City lake is the most
relaxed and casual of Sun City’s four hotels. From the swimming pool and
informal pool bar it is a short walk to the shores of Waterworld, where
guests may enjoy a great variety of water sports. Guest can enjoy the variety
of sports facilities available from squash to golf, while children can enjoy Kamp
Kwena and Animal World. The hotel offers three dining options; themed
buffets at the Palm Terrace, juicy grills at the Butcher’s Grill, and light daytime
fare served at the Pool Bar.
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Sun City Hotel - Sun City
120 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 340 Bedrooms
Facing the renowned Gary Player Country Club golf course and overlooking
Sun City lake, the hotel is built around a spectacular tropical-paradise theme
atrium. Dining is a gastronomic experience not to be missed! Choices range
from the African-theme Calabash to the oriental Orchid. The hotel is home
to the Sun City Casino, Salon Privé and the International Room. All rooms at
the hotel offer superb views of the Pilansberg Mountains. All rooms feature
air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom. All luxury rooms feature a dining
room and lounge as well as patio. The hotel plays host to three conference
venues.
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The Cascades - Sun City
120 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 243 Bedrooms
Sophisticated and elegant, The Cascades overlooks Sun City Valley.
International cuisine and superb buffets are presented at the Peninsula
Restaurant, while the Fishmonger offers the ocean’s delights set around
cascades of water and lush vegetation. Gaming and entertainment are close
at hand as the hotel is linked to the glittering entertainment centre,
Superbowl, and the Lost City’s hall of treasures. Staying at The Cascades
offers guests the perfect opportunity to play at the Gary Player golf facilities,
while staying in stylish, under-stated, luxuriously decorated rooms.
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The Palace of the Lost City - Sun City
120 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 338 Bedrooms
A place like no other, boasting opulence and prestige like no other.
Uncovered in the Lost City, this is one of the world’s best hotels in every
regard. Surrounded by a fantasy world of jungle, step gardens, sparkling
streams, waterfalls, swimming pools and entertainment. Home to the Valley
of Waves, the only sub-tropical adventure park in Africa, as well as the Lost
City Golf Course. The Palace’s rooms and suites are uniquely decorated to
reflect the rich flora and fauna of the area. A Palace for paradise.
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Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge - Pilanesberg National Park
120 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 90 Bedrooms
Kwa Maritane (meaning ‘Place of the rock’ ) nestles on the slopes of an ancient
volcano offering you a personal window to the magic of this amazing park and
its abundance of wildlife. Appreciate an encounter with the Big Five on foot or
from the comfort of an open vehicle. Enjoy a meal under the stars around a
roaring fire or indulge in a delicious buffet in the restaurant offering a myriad
of tastes. Each of the luxury rooms has its own private patio, air-conditioning,
television, tea and coffee making facilities and en-suite bathroom.
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Bakubung Bush Lodge – Pilanesberg National Park
90 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport – 76 Bedrooms
Bakubung (meaning ‘place of the hippo’ ) is set like a jewel in the scenic
splendour of the bushveld. Built around a happy hippo pool it offers
comfort and tranquillity in Big Five territory. View game from an open safari
vehicle, or enjoy a memorable wildlife walk accompanied by an experienced
game ranger. Luxuriously appointed hotel rooms offer spectacular views of
the bush, each is equipped with air-conditioning, tea and coffee making
facilities, television, telephone and en-suite bathroom.
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Tshukudu Bush Lodge - Pilanesberg National Park
90 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 6 Chalets
This is the ‘Place of the Rhino’. Built on a hilltop, the newly refurbished,
luxurious Tshukudu Bush Lodge offers sweeping views of the malaria-free
Pilanesberg National Park. Offering only six luxury cottages, attention to
detail and personalised service is guaranteed. Each cottage has been uniquely
designed and has its own balcony offering potential sightings of over 80
species of wild animals, including the Big Five, as well as 360 bird species.
Please note that there are 132 steps to climb to the lodge.
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Madikwe River Lodge - Madikwe Game Reserve
240 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 16 Chalets
Situated in a malaria free reserve with spacious balconies and guest chalets
overlooking the enchanting Marico River. The area has the second largest
elephant population in South Africa, while also featuring the remainder of
the Big Five. Escape the African heat in the rock or swimming pool, or relax
on a game drive, bird watching or feasting on a bush barbecue. The secluded
split-level luxury thatched chalets are individually decorated to create a rich
African ambience. Each chalet has en-suite bathroom and river-view balcony.
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Thakadu River Camp - Madikwe
130 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 12 Tents
Set along the banks of the Marico River, the reserve lies within a transition
region between Lowveld bushveld and the Kalahari thornveld and consists
of tented suites, each with their own viewing deck overlooking the river. The
tents are spacious and are superbly decorated and appointed. This lodge has a
phenomenal atmosphere due to the foundations upon which it is built and the
gratitude of the community which it is helping to build. The community has a
45-year lease to operate a commercial lodge with traversing rights across the
Reserve. The concept is unique in South Africa in that the community owns
the development, with substantial benefits accruing to the community itself.
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Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge - Madikwe
240 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 8 Bedrooms
Situated at a prime site in the west of the Madikwe Game Reserve.
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.
Uniquely decorated suites, each with their own deck which provides guests
with expansive views to the north. The central lodge sits on the slopes of a
hill across a ravine, separating it from the chalets. Each of the chalets is
positioned on the ridge with expansive views to the north.
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Tuningi Safari Lodge - Madikwe Game Reserve
210 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 8 Suites
Set in a valley on the western side of the Madikwe Game Reserve. The theme
of the interiors is “Colonial African Chic” and the main thatched lodge
offers beautiful indoor and outdoor lounges, an elegant dining room and a
magnificent rim flow pool that overlooks a waterhole. This is all interlinked
by a sweeping, wooden deck that leads to a boma under an ancient fig tree,
perfect for dinners around a blazing fire. Daily game drives in open 4x4
vehicles allow guests to sense the excitement of the African bush. Lion,
elephant, bufalo, white and black rhino, leopard and the rare and endangered
wild dog are only some of the sightings to be experienced during your stay.
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Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge - Madikwe
210 Minutes from OR Tambo Airport - 11 Bedrooms
Traversing over 75,000 hectares of true, untamed Africa and set in
magnificent koppies amongst boulders, gently ebbing to the pulse of Africa’s
drumbeat – the luxurious suites are ingeniously placed amongst the boulders.
The unusual, yet subtle décor integrates natural elements with colours
highlighting Africa’s ambiance. Each suite has been designed for complete
relaxation and comfort, each boasting soft sofas, voluptuous mosquito netting
and cotton picot linen. Overhead fans and air-conditioning are a welcome
respite from the harshness of the African heat. Salute the timelessness of
Africa with a gin & tonic from your fully stocked mini bar.
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Cape Town & Surrounds
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge........ 9
City Lodge V&A Waterfront............... 9
Protea Hotel Cape Castle.................. 10
Protea Hotel Victoria Junction......... 10
Southern Sun Waterfront ................. 10
Southern Sun The Cullinan................ 10
Protea Hotel North Wharf ............... 10
The Commodore Hotel...................... 10
The Portswood...................................... 11
Radisson SAS Hotel Waterfront ...... 11
The Table Bay......................................... 11
Victoria & Alfred Hotel....................... 11
Westin Grand Cape Town
Arabella Quays ...................................... 11
Cape Grace............................................. 11
Capetonian Hotel ................................. 12
Garden Court Eastern Boulevard.... 12
Park Inn Greenmarket Square .......... 12
Southern Sun Cape Sun ...................... 12
The Townhouse Hotel ........................ 12
Mandela Rhodes Place......................... 12
Protea Hotel Sea Point........................ 13
Protea Hotel President ....................... 13
Ambassador Hotel &
Executive Suites..................................... 13
The Bantry Bay Luxury Suites........... 13
The Bay Hotel ........................................ 13
The Twelve Apostles Hotel
& Spa......................................................... 13
Garden Court de Waal ....................... 14
Protea Hotel Fire & Ice....................... 14
Best Western Cape Suites Hotel..... 14
The Mount Nelson............................... 14
Protea Hotel Island Club.................... 14
Montagu Country Hotel ..................... 14
Aquila Private Game Reserve............ 15
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve................... 15
Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness
Reserve & Retreat ................................ 15
Kagga Kamma, Bushman Lodge........ 15
Protea Hotel Saldanha......................... 15
Southern Sun Newlands ..................... 15
Vineyard Hotel & Spa .......................... 16
Andros Boutique Hotel....................... 16
NH Lord Charles Hotel...................... 16
Simonstown Quayside Hotel............. 16
Lagoon Beach Hotel &
Apartments............................................. 16
Leisure Bay Luxury Suites .................. 16
Protea Hotel Dolphin Beach............. 17
Windsor Hotel ...................................... 17
Mosaic Farm........................................... 17
Arabella Western Cape
Hotel & Spa..............................................17
Protea Hotel Stellenbosch................. 17
The Spier Hotel ..................................... 17
De Oude Paarl
Boutique Hotel ...................................... 18
Protea Hotel Franschhoek................. 18
Protea Hotel Dorpshuis ..................... 18
Zorgvliet Vineyard Lodges & Spa..... 18
Le Franschhoek Hotel ......................... 18
Lanzerac Manor & Winery................. 18
Northern Cape
Protea Hotel Kimberley...................... 19
Augrabies Falls National Park ........... 19
Le Must River Residence .................... 19
Witsand Game Reserve...................... 19
Garden Route
The Graywood Hotel ..........................20
Knysna Log Inn.......................................20
Knysna River Club................................ 21
Protea Hotel Knysna Quays .............. 21
The Lofts Boutique Hotel & Spa ..... .21
Belvidere Manor Hotel........................ 21
Lake Pleasant Living.............................. 21
Falcons View Manor............................. 21
Phantom Forest Eco Reserve............22
Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa.................22
Protea Hotel Keurbooms River .......22
NH Plettenberg.....................................22
Whalesong Hotel & Hydro................22
Buffalo Hills ............................................22
Hunter’s Country House....................23
Plettenberg Park ...................................23
Tsala Treetop Lodge.............................23
Protea Hotel Mossel Bay....................23
Diaz Strand Hotel & Resort ..............23
The Point Hotel.....................................23
Rosenhof Country House .................. 24
Protea Hotel King George................. 24
Protea Hotel Wilderness Resort ..... 24
Fancourt Hotel & Country
Club Estate ............................................. 24
Garden Route Game Lodge............... 24
Protea Hotel Botlierskop................... 24
Eastern Cape
Tsitsikamma Lodge...............................25
Protea Hotel Tsitsikamma Village....25
Sibuya Game Reserve..........................26
Kariega Game Reserve........................26
Garden Court Kings Beach................26
Protea Hotel Marine............................26
The Beach Hotel ...................................26
The Paxton Hotel .................................26
Courtyard Port Elizabeth...................27
Hacklewood Hill Country House. ...27
Pumba Private Game Reserve
and Safari Lodge ....................................27
Shamwari .................................................27
Protea Hotel Addo...............................27
Kuzuko Lodge ........................................27
Nguni River Lodge................................28
Katberg Hotel ........................................28
Bushman Sands Hotel &
Golf Course............................................28
Sands @ St. Francis..............................28
Wild Coast Sun .....................................28
Garden Court East London...............28
Limpopo
Protea Hotel Ranch..............................29
Wildside Safari Camp ..........................29
Lakeside Lodge ......................................29
Mabula Game Lodge ............................29
Ka’ingo Private Reserve & Spa ..........30
Clifftop Exclusive Safari
Hideaway.................................................30
Ingwe Game Lodge...............................30
Sefapane Lodge & Safaris ....................30
Royal Legend Safari Lodge
& Spa.........................................................30
Hamiltons Luxury Tented Camp. .....30
Free State
Protea Hotel Bloemfontein................ 31
Protea Hotel Black Mountain............ 31
City Lodge Bloemfontein.................... 31
Mont d’or Hotel &
Conference Centre.............................. 31
Gauteng
Southern Sun Katherine Street ........ 33
Garden Court Sandton City.............. 33
Protea Hotel Wanderers.................... 33
Balalaika Sandton.................................. 33
The Westcliff.......................................... 33
Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa....... 33
Hilton Sandton.......................................34
Melrose Arch Hotel .............................34
The Michelangelo..................................34
The Airport Grand Hotel &
Conference Centre..............................34
City Lodge Johannesburg
International Airport ...........................34
Metcourt Laurel ....................................34
D’oreale...................................................35
Sunsquare Montecasino......................35
Palazzo Inter-Continental ..................35
Garden Court Eastgate.......................35
Protea Hotel Gold Reef City.............35
The Maropeng Hotel ...........................35
Riverside Hotel & Conference
Centre......................................................36
Protea Hotel Mongena........................36
Misty Hills Country Hotel..................36
Velmore Hotel & Conference
Centre......................................................36
Protea Hotel Waterfront ...................36
Sheraton Hotel & Towers ..................36
KwaZulu-Natal
Protea Hotel St Lucia .......................... 37
Natal Spa Hot Springs & Resort....... 37
Granny Mouse Country House........38
Fordoun Hotel & Spa...........................38
Hluhluwe Umfolozi Hilltop Camp....38
Bayete Zulu Game Lodge ...................38
Thula Thula Private Game
Reserve....................................................38
Phinda Private Game Reserve...........38
Protea Hotel Umhlanga ......................39
City Lodge Umhlanga Ridge...............39
Royal Palm Gateway Hotel ................39
Beverley Hills Hotel .............................39
Zimbali Lodge ........................................39
Beach Hotel............................................39
Topicana Hotel ......................................40
The Balmoral..........................................40
Garden Court South Beach...............40
Quays on Timeball................................40
Garden Court Marine Parade...........40
Protea Hotel Edward...........................40
Southern Sun North Beach ............... 41
Southern Sun Elangeni......................... 41
SunCoast Hotel & Towers ................. 41
Silveroaks Guest House...................... 41
Audacia Manor....................................... 41
Hilton Durban........................................ 41
The Blue Marlin.....................................42
Margate Hotel........................................42
Protea Hotel Karridene......................42
Selborne Hotel, Spa and
Golf Estate..............................................42
Mondazur Resort Hotel......................42
Bushlands Game Lodge.......................42
Alpine Heath Resort............................43
Drakensburg Gardens Golf
& Leisure Resort ...................................43
Cavern Drakensburg Resort .............43
Sandford Park Resort ..........................43
Drakensburg Sun...................................43
Cathedral Peak Hotel ..........................43
Mpumalanga
Greenway Woods Resort
& Conference Centre..........................44
Jatinga Country Lodge.........................44
Cybele Forest Lodge & Health Spa..44
Sabi River Sun ........................................45
Protea Hotel Kruger Gate.................45
Hippo Hollow Country Estate..........45
Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort .............45
Lion Sands Game Reserve..................45
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve.......45
Tinga Private Game Lodge.................46
Nkambeni Tented Lodge ....................46
Shishangeni Private
Game Lodge ...........................................46
Jock Safari Lodge...................................46
Kwa Madwala Private
Game Reserve .......................................46
Lukimbi Safari Lodge............................46
North West
Kwena Chalets....................................... 47
Kedar Country Hotel .......................... 47
The Cabanas...........................................48
Sun City Hotel .......................................48
The Cascades.........................................48
The Palace of The Lost City ..............48
Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge..................48
Bakubang Bush Lodge..........................48
Tshukudu Bush Lodge..........................49
Madikwe River Lodge ..........................49
Thakadu River Camp ...........................49
Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge..................49
Tuningi Safari Lodge .............................49
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feature all of our properties in the
brochure. If you do not find a
property that is suitable for your
needs, please refer to the price guide
or the website for a complete listing
of properties.
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Booking Terms & Conditions
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Please read the following booking conditions carefully, as they set out the terms
and conditions of the contract between you and Thompsons. We act as booking
agents for the suppliers of the component parts of the holiday we organise, and as
such, bookings for their services will form a direct contract between you and the
relevant supplier, and will be subject to that supplier’s standard terms and condi-
tions.
1) Bookings
Bookings save for late bookings as referred to hereunder, are confirmed on the
condition that a non-refundable deposit, of a minimum of 25% of the total package
price, is paid to Thompsons within 72 hours of confirmation of your bookings. You
will be advised at the time of booking what payment is required for your particular
arrangements. The balance of the cost of your travel arrangements must be paid
no less than six weeks prior to departure. If your booking is made within 6 weeks
of departure, the total cost of your travel arrangements must be paid at the time of
booking. Please note: FAILURE TO PAY ON TIME WILL RESULT IN THE AUTOMATIC
CANCELLATION OF YOUR BOOKING.
2) Late Booking Fee & Communication Expenses (Telephone Calls)
In the event of a booking (except South Africa bookings) being made less than 7 days
prior to the date of departure, Thompsons reserves the right to charge for any extra
communication expenses. Full payment is due immediately on confirmation and
is non-refundable on all late bookings. Some bookings require full payment at the
time of booking i.e. prior to confirmation. If we are unable to secure confirmation
you will be refunded in full.
3) Price Changes
a) The costs associated with travel arrangements are not always stable, and currency
movements can fluctuate sharply. It is impossible to predict these movements
in advance. When you book a package through us, we reserve the right to pass
on any surcharges to you. Surcharges may be imposed to cover increases in
transportation costs, including the costs of fuel and security charges, taxes or fees
chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation
fees at ports and airports, or exchange rates applied to the particular package.
b) Thompsons guarantees the price of land arrangements, only once full payment is
received.
c) Airfares are subject to the prices and conditions quoted by the particular airlines
and cannot be guaranteed by Thompsons. The onus is on the agent & the passen-
ger to check that there have been no changes in these prices before making final
payment thereof.
d) Should the client make a group reservation & subsequently the group numbers
deviate from the minimum number required for the booking, Thompsons reserves
the right to re-cost the price and raise a surcharge. Should any client refuse to
accept and pay such surcharge, it may result in cancellation of the booking and
forfeiture of all payments made.
4) Methods of Payment
a) Credit Cards: In accordance with International Airline Travel Association (IATA) bul-
letin # A1/00 we need a signed and validated Standard Credit Card Charge Form.
The agent acknowledges that s/he has seen the card and that the signature on the
card is the same as that on the Credit Card Charge Form. A signed and validated
Standard Credit Card Charge Form (SCCCF) or payment through our Virtual Card
Services system, are the only recognised forms of payment for credit cards. If the
card is a foreign credit card then you may be requested to supply various other
details.
b) Cheques: Bank issued cheques or travel agency cheques only (accredited agencies
only). Please note we require 7 working days to clear all cheques before documents
can be issued.
c) Cash or EFT Transfers: We accept EFT transfers, or cash deposited into one of our
bank accounts, subject to condition that the EFT transmission report or the cash
deposit slip is provided to ourselves and such payment has been confirmed as
received by ourselves.
5) Insurance
It is strongly advised that all clients take out adequate insurance cover such as
cancellation due to illness, accident or injury, personal accident and personal
liability, loss of or damage to baggage and sports equipment. Thompsons will not
be responsible or liable if the client fails to take adequate insurance cover or at
all. It shall not be obligatory upon Thompsons to effect insurance for the client
except upon detailed instructions given in writing and all insurance effected by
Thompsons pursuant to such instruction will be subject to such exceptions and con-
ditions as may be imposed by the insurance company or the underwriters accepting
the risk, and Thompsons shall not be obliged to obtain separate cover for any risks
so excluded. Should the insurers dispute their liability for any reason, the client will
have recourse against the insurers only. Once the insurance has been confirmed
and paid for, the client will be issued with a policy document of the insurer. It is
a complex document, which must be READ BEFORE you initiate your travel so that
you can address any queries you may have to the insurer PRIOR to your departure.
Please note that various credit card companies offer limited levels of travel insur-
ance, which Thompsons does not consider sufficient cover for international travel.
Kindly check with the respective credit card companies in order to obtain specific
details of the cover.
6) Flight and Other Travel Timings
Flight timings are provided by airlines and are subject to Air Traffic Control restric-
tions. All means of transportation are subject to weather conditions, the need for
constant maintenance, and the ability of passengers to check-in on time. There is
no guarantee that flights, ferries, ships, trains or coaches will depart at the times
stated on any itinerary or tickets which you receive. All timings are estimates
only, and we do not accept any liability for any delay, however arising, or for any
schedule alterations.
7) Flight Reconfirmation
It is your responsibility to ensure that you reconfirm the departure date and times of
all your flights at least 72 hours prior to departure. This is particularly important in
respect of subsequent journeys once leaving South Africa and Thompsons hereby
specifically excludes any liability for any delay and /or loss as a result of your
failure to reconfirm any flight and/or connecting flight.
8) Documents
a) Documents (vouchers, itineraries, etc.) are only prepared on receipt of full payment
of the package price, and signed & completed Booking Form, and will be ready 24
hours after payment has been received. Normally your travel agent will arrange
collection of your documents.
b) Should you require your documents and air tickets to be forwarded to either your-
self or the departure airport this may be arranged by your agent with us. However,
the courier costs in respect thereof will be for your own account.
c) It is important that you check all details of your travel documents (including your
itinerary) before leaving South Africa. If there are any inaccuracies on any of your
travel documents, or should you have any further queries, you should contact your
travel agent immediately. Thompsons will not be liable for any delay and/or loss
occasioned as a result of any inaccuracies on any travel documents once you are
in receipt thereof and you have left South Africa.
9) Unscheduled Extensions
In the unlikely event of there being an unscheduled extension to the holiday caused
by flight delays, bad weather, strikes, or any other cause which is beyond the con-
trol of Thompsons, it is understood that the expenses relating to these unscheduled
extensions, (hotel accommodation etc.), will be for the account of the passenger.
Thompsons accepts no liability for changes, omissions or delays before or during
the course of any holiday occasioned by technical difficulties, weather conditions,
strikes or communication breakdowns or the like.
10) Changes by You
a) If you wish to make a change to your booking we will endeavour to assist you
to make the change wherever this is possible. You will have to pay all charges,
whatever kind, imposed by the suppliers providing that component part of your
travel arrangements when amending a booking any time prior to departure. Fares
will be re-quoted at the time of amendment.
b) An administration fee of R100 per person will be charged for each amendment and
/ or cancellation.
c) After departure it is understood that extra expenses incurred as a result of any
change will be for the passenger’s account, and any unused service will not be
refunded.
d) Amendments and cancellations en route must be made with our operators
directly.
11) Cancellation by You
If you wish to cancel your booking you must advise your agent immediately,
who will in turn advise us. You will be liable to pay the following cancellation
charges:
a) Where your booking includes a special fare, the relevant charges are levied by the
airline. In some circumstances this may be 100% of the total fare, regardless of
when cancellation is effected.
b) Where your booking is for a package, you will be responsible for all cancellation
charges, of whatsoever nature, imposed by the suppliers providing the component
parts of such travel arrangements.
c) Thompsons charges a cancellation fee equal to 10% of the package price on any
finalised booking. However, Thompsons reserves the right to charge a cancellation
fee of up to 100% of the total package, in its sole discretion, in particular circum-
stances. Any monies, which you have already paid to us, will be taken by us as
payment or part payment of any cancellation charges.
12) Our Right to Change Your Travel Arrangements
a) A significant change to your travel arrangements would include a change in the
departure date from South Africa; where the flight times are changed by more
than 12 hours or a change to a lower standard of accommodation to that which
is booked. In these instances of significant changes to your travel arrangements
Thompsons undertakes to advise you thereof as soon as reasonably possible before
your departure date to obtain your further instructions in this regard.
b) All other changes are minor changes. A minor change can be made at any time
and, if practicable, we will advise you of any such change prior to departure but we
are not obliged to do so. Such minor changes may be made by Thompsons, in its
discretion, who will not be responsible or liable for the payment of compensation
to you as a result of such minor changes.
c) Every effort is made by Thompsons to adhere to confirmed itineraries; however, we
reserve the right to make changes to your travel arrangements when it becomes
necessary to do so.
d) Should any travel component be confirmed by Thompsons and this component is
cancelled by the supplier for whatsoever reason, then in such instances Thompsons
will accept no liability for the cancellation thereof.
13) Lost/Stolen Flight Tickets
a) The loss or theft of a ticket must be reported to Thompsons immediately. Certain
airlines will not authorise Thompsons to issue a replacement ticket if such ticket
is lost or stolen before the passenger leaves South Africa. In the latter instance
you will be required to purchase a new ticket, at your own cost, until such time as
Thompsons receives authority from the airline to make any refund to you, which
authority could take up to 12 months. Should the airline authorise Thompsons to
issue a replacement ticket Thompsons will do so and a re-issue fee, per ticket, will
be applicable.
b) Should your ticket be lost or stolen abroad it should be noted that certain airlines
will not issue a duplicate ticket and it will be your responsibility to purchase a new
ticket abroad at the local fare. Upon your return to South Africa you may make
application to Thompsons for a refund of the amount spent by yourself on the lost
or stolen ticket, but it is specifically recorded that any refund will be entirely at the
discretion of the airline concerned which may take up to 12 months to authorise.
c) It is your responsibility to report the lost or stolen ticket to the police and to provide
Thompsons with the proof of such report if required.
14) Airline Refund Procedures
a) Refund policies of the various airlines vary greatly. Tickets returned to Thompsons,
will be presented to the relevant airline for assessment. Should a refund be
authorised, such refund will be made to you, less any cancellation or administra-
tion charges.
b) If payment for the ticket was made to Thompsons by credit card, the refund will be
made to your credit card. Cash payments will be refunded by EFT.
c) Partly used tickets will be refunded at less than the pro rata rate on the face
value of such ticket.
d) Refunds may take up to 12 weeks to process although this time frame cannot be
guaranteed by Thompsons
e) Unused tickets must be returned to Thompsons for a refund within one year from
the date of issue or they will be regarded as expired by the airline and have no
refund value.
15) Complaints
a) In the event that you have any reason to complain, or experience any problems with
your holiday whilst away, you must immediately inform the supplier of the services
in question.
b) If you are still dissatisfied, you must notify Thompsons immediately to enable us
to resolve the problem. Failure to give us the opportunity to resolve any problem
at the time it occurs may result in either a reduction, or complete extinction, of any
rights which you may have to claim compensation.
c) If you remain dissatisfied, contact the Customer Services Manager within 28 days
of the unsatisfactory service, giving your booking reference and full details of your
complaint on email: [email protected] or fax to 011-770-7498.
d) Whilst every effort will be made to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, it
is specifically recorded that Thompsons in no way accepts liability for any claim.
16) Passports, Visas and Health
It is entirely the clients duty to ensure that all passports & visas are current, valid,
obtained on time and that any vaccinations, inoculations, prophylactics (e.g. for
malaria) and the like, where required, have been obtained. Passports must be valid
for 6 months after return to South Africa. Please check the requirements with your
travel agent before travelling. Thompsons will endeavour to assist the client but
such assistance will be at Thompsons discretion and the client acknowledges that
in doing so, Thompsons is not assuming any obligation or liability and the client
indemnifies Thompsons against any consequences of non-compliance. It is the
clients duty to familiarise him/herself with the inherent dangers of and mental
and/or physical condition required for the proposed travel arrangements. The client
must ensure that the details supplied to Thompsons mirror those details shown on
their passport for international travel and ID documents for local travel.
17) General Information
i. Taxes: Thompsons will advise you of all mandatory taxes, which you must pay
before departure. However, many countries charge departure taxes that can only be
paid locally. It is therefore recommended that you retain sufficient local currency to
meet such charges. Details of departure taxes can be obtained from the relevant
airline when you reconfirm your flight details.
ii. Special requests: We can pass on any special requests that you may wish to make
at the time of booking, but acceptance of such requests is at the discretion of the
airline or other supplier and in no circumstances are special requests guaranteed.
Confirmation that a special request has been noted or passed on to the supplier,
or the inclusion of the special request on your confirmation invoice or any other
documentation, is not confirmation that the request will be met.
iii. Medical Problems: If you or any member of your party has any medical problem or
disability which may affect your holiday, you need to give us full details in writing
at the time of booking. If we reasonably feel unable to properly accommodate
the particular needs of the person concerned, we reserve the right to decline their
reservation. We reserve the right to cancel the reservation should we become
aware of any such medical problem or disability which has not been disclosed.
iv. Renovations: Hotels undergo renovations from time to time and take all possible
steps to limit disruption to their guests. We will not entertain complaints or
requests for refunds if a hotel is carrying out renovations whilst a guest is resident.
If we are specifically advised of renovation work, dates may be provided. It is
important to remember that these are subject to change and we are not always
notified.
v. Refunds and Unused Services: No refunds will be considered for any reason
whatsoever.
vi. Charges to your credit card: Any charges made to your credit card whilst away are
your responsibility. Thompsons will not be responsible, nor accept responsibility for
having these charges reversed or corrected upon return to South Africa.
vii. Drivers Licence: Even if you have obtained an international drivers licence, please
take your national driver’s licence with you.
viii. Confidentiality: Subject to statutory constraints or compliance with an order of
court, Thompsons undertakes to deal with all client information of a personal
nature on a strictly confidential basis.
18) Force Majeure
Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions, we regret
we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or
prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected, or
you otherwise suffer any damage or loss, as a result of “force majeure”. In these
Booking Conditions, “force majeure” means any event which we or the supplier of
the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such
events may include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity or actual
threatened terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse
weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside our control.
19) Responsibility and Limitation of Liability
Thompsons act as agents only for local and international ground operators and air-
lines and accordingly accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, injury,
accident, delay, or any other irregularity howsoever arising. Thompsons makes
every effort to ensure that all the arrangements and services connected with a pas-
senger’s itinerary will be carried out as specified in the most efficient and effective
way possible. However, we do not have direct control over the provision of serv-
ices by suppliers and, whilst they are in all cases selected with the utmost care, we
do not accept liability for error and omissions of such suppliers. The contract in use
by such suppliers (which is often constituted by the ticket Issued by the Principal),
shall constitute the sole contract between the supplier and the client and any right
of recourse the client may have, will be solely against the supplier.
20) Jurisdiction of the Magistrate’s Court
Thompsons Holidays, a Division of Cullinan Holdings Ltd, shall be entitled, at its
option to institute any legal proceedings arising out of or in connection with this
contract in any Magistrate’s Court having jurisdiction in terms of Section 29 of the
Magistrate’s Court Act No 32/1944 as amended, notwithstanding that the amount
in issue may exceed the limits of such jurisdiction.
21) Legal
This document together with Thompsons’ standard booking form and Thompsons
invoice / itinerary constitutes the sole record of the agreement between the par-
ties. No party shall be bound by any representation, warranty, and promise of the
like not recorded herein. Client acknowledges that he/she has not relied on any
matter or thing stated on behalf of Thompsons or otherwise that is not included
herein. No addition to the Thompsons standard booking conditions shall be of any
force or effect unless in writing and signed by or on behalf of the parties. All costs
and disbursements, including legal costs on the attorney and client scale incurred
by Thompsons in recovering any damages and payments payable by the passenger
to Thompsons shall be for the passengers’ account. This agreement shall in
all respects be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the
Republic of South Africa. The passenger hereby consents to the jurisdiction of the
Magistrates Court having jurisdiction over its person in respect of all proceedings
in connection with this agreement.
22) The Client and Authority
The person requesting such quotations or estimates or making such booking or to
whom any service is rendered, is deemed to have read and accepted the Conditions
and to have the authority to do so on behalf of the person in whose name the
estimate or quotation or reservation is requested and/or provided and/or the
person to whom the services are rendered (collectively referred to as “the Client”)
BOOKING CONDITIONS OF THOMPSONS HOLIDAYS,
A DIVISION OF CULLINAN HOLDINGS LTD
(Hereinafter referred to as “Thompsons”)
Your approved Thompsons agent is:
JOHANNESBURG: Travel House, 6 Hood Ave, Rosebank, South Africa.
P.O. Box 41032, Craighall, 2024, South Africa. Docex 270, Randburg.
Tel: (27) (11) 770-7511; Fax: (27) (11) 770-7670/1/2.
DURBAN: 20 The Boulevard, West End Office Park, Spine Road, Westville, South
Africa. P.O. Box 2758, Westway Office Park, 3635, Durban, South Africa. Docex
238, Durban. Tel: (27) (31) 275-3500; Fax: (27) (31) 275-3990.
CAPE TOWN: 15th Floor, Main Tower, Standard Bank Centre, Hertzog Boulevard,
Foreshore, South Africa. P.O. Box 382, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa. Docex 145,
Cape Town. Tel: (27) (21) 408-9500; Fax: (27) (21) 408-9596.
Thompsons Holidays: A division of Cullinan Holdings LTD (Reg No 1902/001808/06)
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