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Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

Cape Town

Days 1 - 4: 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 and it is no surprise 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: 4 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Classic 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).

Lion Sands River Lodge

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Days 5 - 7: Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Lion Sands River Lodge Location Map

Lion Sands River Lodge, in the southern portion of the 65,000 hectare Sabi Sand Game Reserve, is situated on a private area of prime game-viewing land which has been owned and managed by the More Family for 4 generations. The lodge is built on the banks of the Sabie River, facing due East so that it catches the sun as it rises over the Kruger National Park.

The philosophy of the safari experience at Lion Sands is to deliver a consistently professional and informative safari experience, ensuring that all spheres of the African bush, from the small insects to the mighty elephant, are covered in as much detail as the guest may require. With only 6 guests per game drive vehicle, the ranger and tracker teams are all FGASA-qualified and highly skilled at leading safaris in Big Five territories and tailoring them guests personal interests.

The main lodge facilities includes a Safari Lounge and bar, spa and gym, a main swimming pool area and a ‘Memory Lab’, where guests will be able to print their photographs on canvas. The dining experience includes a traditional Boma and signature riverbed dinners and deck dining in the shade of the trees overlooking the Sabie River.

Lion Sands River Lodge has 18 luxurious thatched chalets in total. The 8 Luxury Rooms have a lounge area with mini bar and wooden deck from which to appreciate the wilds beyond. The 6 Superior Luxury Suites are larger in size, and have ample open-plan bathrooms and outdoor showers. 4 of the 6 suites are inter-leading, and are therefore ideal for families. The 4 River Suites (each with its own plunge pool) have outdoor showers and linked to all the areas by raised wooden walkways. They are located further from the public areas and are therefore more private and have incredible river views, best appreciated from the expansive decks. One of the River Suites has 2 bedrooms.

For a truly memorable sleeping experience, spend a night at the Chalkley Tree House - an ultimate 'bush bedroom' on a secure platform with all the comforts of a 5* safari lodge yet surrounded by the African bush and open to the skies. You are taken to the Tree House at sunset, where drinks and a scrumptious picnic dinner have been set out for you. The hours of African dusk can be enjoyed relaxing and absorbing the vastness of the bushveld as it transforms from day to night, before turning in for slumber beneath the incredible night sky.

Example Details For Lion Sands River Lodge

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Luxury Room
Includes: 3 meals per day; tea/coffee; minibar in room; all soft drinks, a selection of local brand beers, spirits and house wines; 2 shared game drives daily; game drive refreshments/snacks; Skukuza airport transfers (and associated Kruger Park entry fees); Recovery/Rebuilding Levy; and the Guest Conservation Contribution are included. IN ADDITION: For self-drive visitors, there is a R140 per person entry and R310 per vehicle entry fee (subject to change), payable in cash at the entrance gate.

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

 
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Lion Sands River Lodge Location.

Address

Lion Sands River Lodge,Lion Sands Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand (via Shaw's Gate)

Directions

From Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction): Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536.

Once on the R536, continue along this road for approximately 34.5 km and on the left-hand side of the road, you will see lodge signboards for various lodges including Inyati, Idube, Exeter and Savanna. Go past these, and approximately 3 km further on, on the left-hand side of the road, you will see signposts for the private game reserves of MalaMala, Sabi Sabi and Londolozi. Turn left here onto the gravel road. Travel for approximately 8.5 km and you will get to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve Shaw's Gate. 

From the Kruger Mpumalanga/Nelspruit International Airport: Turn right out of the airport onto the R538 and follow the signs to White River (Witrivier). Continue for approximately 12 km, until you reach the first set of traffic lights in White River, with the mosque on your left. Turn right and travel towards Hazyview on the R40. After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn right here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway respectively to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Keep on the N4 until you reach Nelspruit, where you will turn left onto the R40 to White River. In White River, at the first set of traffic lights in the town itself, turn left, following signs to Hazyview and Wildtuin/Kruger National Park. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right. Cross over the next set of traffic lights and then at the final set, with a Caltex garage on your right, turn left on the R40 for Hazyview (the R538, via the Numbi Gate, is a busy road and not recommended). After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Johannesburg/Pretoria via Scenic Route: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing. In Lydenburg/Mashishing, follow the signs to Sabie over the Long Tom Pass (the highest tar road in South Africa). In Sabie, take the R536 to Hazyview. Just before Hazyview you will reach a T-junction. Turn right onto the R40 towards Hazyview. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Hoedspruit Airport: Turn right out of the airport towards the R40. At the T-junction, turn left onto the R40 towards White River and Hazyview. Proceed on the R40 for approximately 88 km until you reach a set of traffic lights in Hazyview with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn left here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536.  Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From the Paul Kruger Gate: Go through the gate, and follow the R536 to Hazyview. Continue along this road for approximately 4.5 km and on the right-hand side of the road, you will see lodge signboards for the private game reserves of MalaMala, Sabi Sabi and Londolozi. Turn right here onto the gravel road. Travel for approximately 8.5 km and you will get to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve Shaw's Gate.

ONCE AT THE SHAW’S GATE: For self-drive visitors, there is a R140 per person and a R310 per vehicle entrance fee, payable in cash at the entrance gate (subject to change). Please retain your receipt as proof of entrance and have it stamped at your destination when you are leaving, which acts as your Exit Permit. Once inside the gate, follow the signs to the lodge through the reserve.

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.

Check In / Check Out

Guests are welcome to arrive any time from 14:00. 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.

Rooms 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. Children under 10 can only be accommodated IF the entire lodge is block-booked by the same group or family - rates available on request. Children under 16 years old are not allowed on bush walks.

All rooms have air conditioning, a room fan, mosquito nets, a safe, a mini bar, telephone and a hair dryer. Superior Luxury and River Suites have outdoor showers. In addition, the River Suites also have private plunge pools.

Activities available at the lodge during your stay include morning and evening game drives in open safari vehicles (6 guests per vehicle), bush walks, bird watching, astronomy, bush breakfasts, bush dinners, river walks, hippo tours, safari lunches, wildlife lectures, treehouse, boma dinners, wellness treatments and local village experiences.

A Guest Conservation Contribution has been included within your rate. The proceeds go towards the Sabi Sand Wildtuin anti-poaching efforts, the community and ecology.

The facilities at the lodge include a restaurant, bar, spa and gym, a ‘Memory Lab’ where guests will be able to print their photographs on canvas and a firepit for sociable nocturnal gatherings beneath the stars. There are is also a swimming pool.

Wi-Fi is available in the main guest areas.

Visa, MasterCard, Diners and American Express credit cards are accepted. Please note that American Express and Diners Club are only accepted by prior arrangement and a service fee is applicable.

Babysitting and laundry services are available (additional cost).

Please be advised that the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), terrestrial UAVs, as well as aerial UAVs (or drones) is prohibited for the following reasons:-

1. The lodge is committed to ensuring that all guests and wildlife are not disturbed, where practically possible, by artificial mechanisms of any kind;
2. Security concerns around rhino poaching;
3. The use of recreational drones is prohibited in terms of Section101 of SA Civil Aviation Regulations 2015.

This policy includes their own staff as well as professional photographers.

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort

Bazaruto Archipelago

Days 8 - 12: Bazaruto Archipelago

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort Location Map

Fulfill your escapist dreams on the paradise private island of Bazaruto, in a jewel-like archipelago off the coast of Mozambique. With few distractions to interrupt your stay at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort, you can completely lose yourself in dazzling natural beauty, peaceful island life and unforgettable experiences.

Stroll along powdery white sands, or canter along the beach on horseback. The balmy Indian Ocean waters are perfect to master windsurfing, water skiing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking or even wake boarding. Try your hand at big game fishing on a catch and release basis in waters renowned for sailfish, marlin, barracuda and yellowfin tuna. Explore some of the world's best scuba diving sites and spot elusive dugongs, playful dolphins, turtles and whales, or venture out on a snorkelling trip to one of the nearby reefs and discover a magnificent coral playground bursting with aquatic life.

Back at the resort, sunbathe around the swimming pool, head to the spa to enjoy one of the extensive range of treatments and specialist hydro facilities, or work out at the fitness centre. Then as a postcard perfect day draws to an end, step aboard a traditional dhow boat for a sunset cruise.

Relish a host of luxury comforts in the boutique collection of 44 villas. Constructed from indigenous materials such as reed, soft fringed thatch and wood, the villas feature elegant natural design that beautifully complements the unspoiled tropical surrounds. 

Wake up in a Beach Villa to the call of the ocean, sliding open floor-to-ceiling doors to step from your spacious bedroom and living space onto your beach facing veranda for a morning stroll on the beach. The Beach Pool Villas are seductively private with everything needed for a truly romantic haven. Choose where and when you want to swim, either in your plunge pool or just steps away or in the Indian Ocean. The Sea View Villa is the perfect choice for guests seeking intimacy and breath-taking views overlooking the bay.

The ideal choice for families and friends travelling together, the Deluxe Sea View Pool Villas feature two en-suite bedrooms. Both bedrooms have double doors opening onto a wooden deck, where you can share meals at the dining table and watch the sunset from the ocean facing cabana. The main resort also has a dedicated Family Pool for younger guests.

Example Details For Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort

Nights: 5 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Beach Villa
Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner; soft drinks, bottled water, house wines, local beer, selected house spirits; tea/coffee; mini bar (non alcoholic items); non motorised water activities/equipment; and shared road/boat transfers from Vilanculos Airport to Bazaruto Island; and the Bazaruto NP conservation fee are included. During the standard season - one authentic dhow cruise experience per person per stay and one 60 minute spa treatment per person per stay are also included.
 
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Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort Location.

Check In / Check Out

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

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All rooms have a flat screen satellite TV, mini bar, room safe, and air conditioning.

The resort has one adult only swimming pool and one family pool, 4 dining options, and a fitness centre.

Each day Anantara offers a range of organised and independent activities and tours to immerse guests in the spice of island life. Horse ride along the beach and marvel at an ornithologist's paradise. Delve into local culture with a local village visit, or stay in the resort and learn how to cook Mozambique's uniquely bold cuisine. Choose from an impressively wide range of water sports and experience for yourself one of the world's best fishing and diving hot spots.

The Anantara Spa offers an extensive menu of revered western treatments and trusted age old rituals from Africa, across Asia and beyond.

Laundry/ironing/dry cleaning services are available (additional cost). Babysitting services can also be arranged (additional cost).

Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted.

At Vilanculos Airport, you will be met by an Anantara Bazaruto airport representative, and escorted to your transfer vehicle. A short 15 minute drive in an air-conditioned vehicle from the airport takes you to the landing point on the beach, where you take a boat transfer to the island. Please be advised that there is no jetty, so guests are required to wade through knee-deep water to get to the boat. The  boat  transfer takes  approximately 45 to 60 minutes to reach the island, depending on the tides. 

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