Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

Cape Town

Days 1 - 3: Cape Town

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel Location Map

Nestled at the foot of the majestic Table Mountain and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town is consistently voted amongst the top cities in the world to visit. It is no surprise therefore that this wonderful city is one of the highlights of a holiday to South Africa.  The climate is Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers.

One of the main tourist attractions is the tastefully restored V&A Waterfront, with its many shops, bars and restaurants. There is also an aquarium, and one of the largest craft markets in Southern Africa. Boats offer tours of the harbour from the quayside, and the whole place is always buzzing with life and activity.  The City Bowl is home to many museums and historical buildings, which can all be viewed from a 'topless' hop on / hop off tourist bus, complete with interesting commentary as you ride around the city.

The adventurous can climb up (or abseil down) Table Mountain, windsurf or kitesurf at Bloubergstrand Beach, dive in shark tanks, or do any one of a dozen more adrenalin pumping activities. For a more relaxed pace of life, there are miles of sandy beaches for soaking up the African sun, or enjoy a quiet stroll through the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

The Cape Cadogan is a stately double-storeyed Georgian and Victorian building that dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, and was declared a national monument in 1984. The hotel is situated in the heart of Cape Town, just off the fashionable Kloof Street, so some of Cape Towns' finest restaurants are a leisurely stroll away, and you are just a short drive from the beaches at Camps Bay, Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront.

The lounge and breakfast room have been carefully designed to provide every creature comfort without sparing on the fine detail. There is also a garden and pool area, and a library where you can relax and read or research your itinerary from the computer terminal provided for your convenience.

Each of the 15 rooms are individually decorated, marrying a touch of yesteryear with contemporary chic and bohemian influence. The choice of room at Cape Cadogan is largely dependent on your personal preference and budget. Regardless of room category, comfort is never compromised and the warmth of the charming environment seeps its way through to every corner.  

Example Details For Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Luxury Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel Location.

Address

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel,5 Upper Union Street, Tamboerskloof

Directions

From Cape Town International Airport: Follow Airport Exit signs then pick up on Cape Town signs as you leave the Airport area.

After approximately 3 km you join the N2 double lane motorway heading for Cape Town. Go past the twin concrete cooling towers on right hand side of motorway, and after a couple more kilometres the motorway turns sharply left.

Follow the left curve and N2 City signage. Bear right, still following the City N2 signage. Keep following N2 signage and where the road splits keep to the far right.

At the end of this highway you will arrive at a very large intersection with a few sets of traffic lights. Cross over all of these without turning off. This street is called Buitengracht Street. Continue all the way. Four lanes will decrease to 2 and will eventually become a one-way street called New Church Street. Do not turn off anywhere. At the top of New Church Street there's another intersection with traffic lights. Cross over these also and turn left at the 2nd street after the intersection.

This is Upper Union Street. The Cape Cadogan Luxury Boutique Hotel is situated 120m down the road on the right hand side.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 10 years and older are welcome. A babysitting service is available (additional cost).

All rooms have a shower, bathroom amenities, robe and slippers, a Nespresso coffee machine, a pre-stocked minibar, satellite television, hairdryers, direct dial telephone, in-room safe, air conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Luxury Rooms have a sitting area and a terrace or courtyard with a bistro set. 

The Superior Luxury Suite includes a shower and bathtub, a lounge area, gas fireplace, and a private plunge pool with a terrace, bistro set and loungers.

The hotel has a main swimming pool.

Street parking is available FOC or otherwise secure parking can be arranged at an additional cost.

The hotel offers complimentary daily scheduled transfers within a 6 km radius of the hotel. 

Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners credit cards are accepted.

Daily gym membership at the nearby gym can be arranged (additional cost).

There is a wide variety of boutiques, restaurants and bars in the neighbourhood, and the hotel is also in close proximity to Table Mountain (10 minutes), Clifton Beach (15 minutes) and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront (10 minutes).

A laundry service is available (additional cost).

Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards

The Cape Winelands

Days 4 - 5: The Cape Winelands

Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards Location Map

Nestled on the slopes of the majestic Klein Dassenberg Mountain Range, the 5* Mont Rochelle is a stunning 26 bedroom hotel and vineyard just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town in the town of Franschhoek.

Famously known as the French Corner of the cape, this traditional vineyard town in the Western Cape Province is considered to be the food and wine capital of South Africa.

Escape to this picturesque corner at the foot of the mountains for relaxation and a superb culinary experience accompanied by some outstanding wines.

Sixteen hectares of the 39 hectare farm is under vine and boasts several wine varieties. Mont Rochelle also offers daily activities including private wine tasting and cellar tours, as well as walking and mountain biking trails and horse-riding.

A favourite activity for many guests here is having a picnic on the estate – the kitchen can arrange a well-stocked picnic basket with a chilled bottle of wine or 2!

The rooms and suites of this Cape-Dutch style property span over 3 separate wings, giving guests the privacy and atmosphere of a boutique hotel.

Dining at Mont Rochelle is memorable - whether it be fine gourmet cuisine or a simple sandwich, guests will not be disappointed in the quality of the food served.

There are 2 restaurants, a cosy bar, a spa, a gym and a heated outdoor pool.

For a more private experience, the Manor House is located a short walk from the main hotel and features 2 swimming pools, 4 suites and a comfortable bunkroom.

Example Details For Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Shiraz Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards Location.

Address

Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards,Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek

Directions

From Cape Town Airport: Follow the exit signs at the airport to the N2 highway traveling away from central Cape Town towards Somerset West. After 3.2 km take the exit marked R300 on your left which will connect you to the N1 highway towards Paarl/Worcester. Take exit 47, which is sign posted for Klapmuts/Stellenbosch/Wellington and follow the directions below.

From Cape Town: Once you leave the city look for the N1 highway and then head west from Cape Town towards Paarl/Worcester. Once you have joined the N1 follow it for roughly 40 km. Take exit 47, which is sign posted for Klapmuts/Stellenbosch/Wellington. Turn right onto the R44 in the direction of Stellenbosch. Butterfly World will be on your left.

Pass through a 4-way stop and then you’ll cross a bridge over the railway. After 300m turn left onto the R45 which is signposted for Franschhoek - follow this road for almost 9 km passing wine estates Glen Carlou, Rupert & Rothschild and later Vrede & Lust. This road comes to a natural end at a T-junction just after you’ve crossed a disused railway. Turn right onto the R45 signposted to Franschhoek (2 strands of the same road merge here).

You will now drive towards Franschhoek - roughly 18 km - through an area called Simondium, passing L’Ormarins and later La Motte wine estates. As you reach the centre of Franschhoek Village, turn right into Bordeaux Street (you’ll first pass Kruger and De Larey Streets on the right) and follow that road – from this point Mont Rochelle is signposted. At the bottom of Bordeaux Street carry on straight as the road veers to the left – this is a short section of Cabriere Street, and then turn right onto Daniel Hugo Street. Keep following the signs to Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard until you arrive!

If you have any difficulties please give the hotel a call and they will do their best to help. The number is +27 (0) 21 876 2770.

CAUTION:Google Maps shows the incorrect location of the hotel if you type in just Mont Rochelle Hotel - you must type in Mont Rochelle Mountain Vineyards - otherwise you’ll end up on the other side of Franschhoek half way up the mountain!

Check In / Check Out

The hotel guarantees that your room will be ready for your arrival at 14:00. Should you arrive earlier and a room be ready for you to check in, they will gladly accommodate you. On the day of departure the hotel does ask that you vacate your room by 11:00. Should you require a late departure, please advise the hotel, and they will do their best to accommodate this request.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All the rooms at Mont Rochelle have air conditioning, a hairdryer, underfloor heating, a mini bar, flat screen TV, mini speakers for streaming music, telephone, safe and complimentary tea/coffee making facilities.

Miko is the hotels main restaurant and serves a blend of international and South African cuisine, paired with some superb local vintages. The restaurant serves breakfast from 07:00 to 10:30. Lunch is served from 12:00 to 15:00, and dinner is from 19:00 until 21:30.

The Country Kitchen is an informal restaurant located a short walk/quick drive from the main hotel building adjacent to the wine cellar. Daytime hours: Wine tasting is available from 10:00 to 18:00. Lunch is served from 12:00 till 17:00. The restaurant is closed for dinner.

Other services such as: laundry, valet services, room service and complimentary internet access are available.

The hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, tennis court, wine cellar and a spa and jacuzzi.

Activities available at Mont Rochelle include massages, mountain biking, picnics and wine tasting.

Baby-sitting can be arranged and a charge will apply but please advise at the time of booking if this may be required. Special food and beverages or simple snacks and light meals can be prepared according to your child’s tastes.

Credit cards are accepted.

It is advisable to pre-book dinner reservations in Franschhoek, especially between October and April. You can either do this directly via www.franschhoek-restaurants.co.za or otherwise please ask your Travel Butlers consultant for assistance.

Dwyka Tented Lodge

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Days 6 - 8: Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Dwyka Tented Lodge Location Map

At the foot of the Warmwaterberg, in the heart of the Little Karoo, between Montagu and Barrydale on the famous Route 62, lies the stunning malaria-free Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - 58,000 hectares of undulating mountains and plains, indigenous fauna and flora, rock formations and rock art.

The sheer expanse and stark beauty of the reserve gives one a sense of humbleness, the realization of the inconsequentialities of life, and a temporary release of the daily stresses of everyday living.

Traverse the landscape of the reserve with a qualified ranger in comfortable open Land Rovers. During the drive, be it in the early morning or for sundowners, various species of plants, animals, big game and birds can be seen. Sundowner evening drives offer spectacular displays of light as the evening sun sets over the Little Karoo.

Guests can also enjoy a boat safari, in search of hippos and birds such as fish eagles, grey herons and Egyptian geese.

Sanbona has also initiated a unique conservation programme that aims to breed the white lion for release into the wild.

The 9 luxurious and secluded tents at Dwyka Tented Lodge exude an atmosphere of pioneering adventure in this vast landscape.

All tents have indoor and outdoor showers, private mini bars, private plunge pools and decks, and underfloor heating.

There is also a relaxation retreat with 2 treatment rooms for guests to take advantage of inbetween activities. The main guest area also has a bar/lounge area with a fireplace and TV, a dining area, and an open air boma.

Example Details For Dwyka Tented Lodge

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Luxury Tent
Includes: All meals; shared game drives/boat trips; guided walks; tea/coffee; water; and game drive beverages are included. All other beverages are excluded and can be settled upon departure.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Dwyka Tented Lodge Location.

Address

Dwyka Tented Lodge,Off the R62, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Directions

From Cape Town: Travel on the N1 from Cape Town in the direction of Paarl; continuing on the N1 travel through the Huguenot Tunnel. A tollgate controls this tunnel. A tollgate fee is payable at the tunnel.

The first town is Worcester set in the Breede River Valley. Taking the second turnoff to the right into Worcester, you leave the N1 and the Route 62 (R62) is taken. Follow the signs to the town of Robertson. Once through Robertson, the next town is Ashton. Travel on through Krogmanskloof and Montagu. Continue for approximately 43 km and turn left at “Die Vlakte” and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve sign.

Please be advised that the road changes from tar to gravel and the recommended speed limit from there on is 60 km per hour. The main entrance to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is 7 km where guests will be welcomed.

From the main gate, it is 15 minutes to the Welcome Lounge where you will be welcomed.  It is then a further 65 minutes to Dwyka Tented Lodge. Please follow the relevant signs in the reserve. The recommended speed limit is 40 km per hour.

Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE:  The main gate closes at 18:00, should your arrival time be later, please advise prior to arrival in order to make arrangements.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 13:00 on the day of arrival. If possible, aim to arrive at the lodge around this time, so you can check into your room and relax before your first afternoon game drive, but if you don't think you can arrive by this time, you should aim to arrive by 15:00 at the very latest, or else you may miss the afternoon drive. The main gate closes at 18:00, should your arrival time be later, please advice prior to arrival in order to make arrangements.

Rooms must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 12 years and older are welcome. Normal adult rates apply.

All rooms have comfort cooling/heating, a minibar, a private deck with spa bath, tea/coffee making facilities, an electronic safe, a telephone, and an en-suite bathroom with shower, free-standing bath and twin basins and an outdoor shower.

The lodge has Wi-Fi, a Relaxation Retreat with 2 therapy rooms and a gift boutique. There is also a main lounge with a fireplace and TV with satellite channels and a wine cellar.

A daily transfer from the Welcome Lounge to the lodge is available on request, and must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. For arriving guests, the first pick-up from the Welcome Lounge is at 12:30 and you will arrive at Dwyka at 13:35 OR the second pick-up from the Welcome Lounge is at 16:00 and you arrive atandnbsp;Dwyka at 17:05 (but you will not be able to join the afternoon game drive).andnbsp; For departing guests you will be picked up from Dwyka at 11:00 and you will arrive at the Welcome Lounge at 12:15.

Views Boutique Hotel & Spa

The Garden Route

Days 9 - 12: The Garden Route

Views Boutique Hotel & Spa Location Map

The warm Indian Ocean waters play at the feet of the exquisite Views Boutique Hotel & Spa. An idyllic paradise from which to unlock the secrets of South Africa's famed Garden Route, and a mere 20 minutes from George Airport, this luxury hotel perches high over the spectacular coastline.

The expansive Wilderness Beach is reason enough to visit Views. Here it really does seem as though time has stood still with kilometers of safe, secluded and uninterrupted beach waiting to be discovered at the bottom of the boardwalk. The coast is constantly patrolled by dolphins, often seen exuberantly surfing the break. In calving season Southern Right whales use this area as a nursery sometimes coming close inshore, allowing a privileged sighting.

The spa offers treatments designed to pamper and soothe. Or book the Rasul Steam Chamber with sensational shower, the Floatation Room for total stillness or the Hydrotherapy Bath, perfect for time with your partner.  The use of the Vitality Pool and Tylarium Sauna are complimentary as well as the well equipped gym.

Views Boutique Hotel & Spa has 26 exquisitely furnished suites designed for absolute comfort. Natural light floods through frameless glass windows, bringing the outdoors in - offering spectacular Indian Ocean views to the south and the Outeniqua Mountains to the north.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served either inside the glass fronted restaurant or outside on the deck - both of which overlook the pristine Wilderness beach.

Example Details For Views Boutique Hotel & Spa

Nights: 4 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Sea View Suite - Stay 3 / Pay 2 (applicable to certain periods only)
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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Views Boutique Hotel & Spa Location.

Address

Views Boutique Hotel & Spa,South Street, Wilderness

Directions

From George Airport: At the exit from George Airport turn right. Follow the road to the N2 Freeway. Turn left taking the N2 George. Bypass George and descend down Kaaimans Pass to Wilderness. Shortly thereafter look out for a Caltex Filling Station on the right hand side of the N2. At this roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Cedric Avenue (the Caltex Station will now be on your left), and continue to the mini roundabout, taking the 2nd exit towards the sea and car park.

From Port Elizabeth: Drive out of Port Elizabeth on the N2 in the direction of Cape Town. Bypass Plettenberg Bay, and drive through both Knysna and Sedgefield. 15 km past Sedgefield look out for a Caltex Filling Station on the left hand side. At this roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Cedric Avenue and continue to the mini roundabout, taking the 2nd exit towards the sea and car park.

From Cape Town: Drive out of Cape Town on the N2 in the direction of Port Elizabeth. Bypass both Mossel Bay and George. Descend down Kaaimans Pass to Wilderness, and keep a lookout for a Caltex Filling Station on the right hand side of the N2. At this roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Cedric Avenue (the Caltex station will now be on your left), and continue to the mini roundabout, taking the 2nd exit towards the sea and car park.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All suites are designed to afford you front row access to the awe-inspiring vistas of the Garden Route, with each boasting large glass windows that open out onto striking panoramas. Both mountain and sea facing suites epitomise 5* living, their sumptuous interiors custom-made for comfort, and they are fully equipped with plush couches, flat-screen TVs and opulent en-suite bathrooms.

The rooftop pool is the perfect place to soak up the plentiful South African sunshine.

The spa is fully equipped with a gym, hydrotherapy bath, vitality pool and a tylarium sauna. It is highly recommend that you pre-book these facilities, as they are in high demand. 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served either inside the glass fronted restaurant or outside on the deck - both of which overlook the pristine Wilderness beach.

Take a moment to savour the finer side of life from the panoramic cocktail deck, and enjoy a wide variety of delicious drinks and snacks.

Credit cards are accepted.