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Casa do Sol Hotel

Hazyview

Days 1 - 3: Hazyview

Casa do Sol Hotel Location Map

The Lowveld area around the Kruger Park is beautiful, and there are several attractions worthy of a visit during your stay in the area. The small town of Hazyview is an ideal place to base yourself to explore the surrounding area.

The self-drive Lowveld Panarama Route includes highlights such as Blyde River Canyon, God's Window, Lisbon Falls, the Three Rondavels and Bourke's Luck Potholes.

Other activities in the area include visiting the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, which focuses on the conservation of rare, vunerable or endangered animals, enjoying a morning or afternoon tour at Moholoholo (a haven for the rehabilitation and care of abandoned or injured wildlife), visiting the Shangana Cultural Village, white water rafting, or taking an early morning balloon ride over the surrounding countryside.

The Kruger National Park itself is only an hours drive away, and is home to hundreds of species of wildlife and birds, including the Big 5.

Casa do Sol is perfectly placed in the Sabie River Valley near Hazyview, next door to the Elephant Sanctuary. The prevailing sense of elegance, peace and quiet belies the fact that the wild and untamed world of the famous Kruger National Park is a mere 15 minutes drive away.

The main guest areas include swimming pools surrounded by luscious tropical gardens, a restaurant, a bar and a spa. There are extensive walking trails around the property and through the surrounding nature reserve that guests can enjoy.

The accommodation includes a variety of options suitable for all tastes and budget, ranging from Casas, Villas and Suites, as well as one Casa Grande, which is luxuriously appointed with a jacuzzi, private pool and sauna.

Example Details For Casa do Sol Hotel

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Suite
Includes: Breakfast and dinner are included.
 
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Casa do Sol Hotel Location.

Address

Casa do Sol Hotel,Sabie Road (R536), Near Hazyview

Directions

From Nelspruit/Mbombela: Take R40 North to White River/Witrivier (passing straight through Rocky Drift). In White River, at the first set of traffic lights in the town itself (with White River Toyota ahead of you on the left), turn left, following signs to Hazyview and Wildtuin/Kruger National Park. At the next lights, turn right - with the playing fields on your left and, further on, an open park with a pond on your right. Cross over the next set of lights and then at the final set, with a Caltex garage on your right, turn left on the R40 for Hazyview, signposted to Phalaborwa (the R538 to Hazyview via the Numbi Gate is a slow, busy, potholed road and not recommended.) Continue on the R40 for about 45 km, where you will come to a T-junction. Turn left to Hazyview. Continue along this road through the town. Turn left onto R536 signposted towards Sabie. Casa do Sol is situated off this road.

From KMIA Kruger Nelspruit Airport: Turn right out of the airport in the direction of White River/Witrivier on the R538. Continue on this road for 12 km (there is a quick left and immediately right turn at the Plaston intersection – do not turn right to Kabokweni!) to the first set of traffic lights in White River, with the mosque on your left. Turn right and travel towards Hazyview on the R40 (signposted Phalaborwa). After approx 45 km, at the T-junction, turn left, staying on the R40 and following signs to Hazyview Continue along this road through the town. Turn left onto R536 signposted towards Sabie. Casa do Sol is situated off this road.

From Skukuza/Paul Kruger Gate: Follow signs from the camp or the airport to the Paul Kruger Gate (about 12km). Travel through the gate and continue on the R536 to Hazyview. After crossing the North Sand River (some 50 km from the Gate), go straight across the first 4-way stop and straight across the next 2 stop streets. Continue over the roundabout to the traffic lights.Turn right and continue along this road through the town. Turn left onto R536 signposted towards Sabie. Casa do Sol is situated off this road.

From Hoedspruit / Eastgate Airport: Take the R40 southwards towards Hazyview, turning left at Klaserie to stay on the R40. Be especially cautious about speeding on this road. Pass through the towns of Acornhoek, Bushbuckridge and Marite, following signs to White River and Hazyview. Turn right onto R536 signposted towards Sabie. Casa do Sol is situated off this road.

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take N12 or N4 Highway respectively to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg O.R.Tambo Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12) and then follow N4 Highway through Belfast and Machadodorp. After the Machado Toll Plaza follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 towards Nelspruit (lunch at Old Joe’s Kaia is recommended). Turn left where you rejoin the main N4 at Montrose and continue towards Nelspruit/Mbombela. At Nelspruit/Mbombela, follow the Hazyview/White River R40 signs from the N4 and around 2 subsequent roundabouts until you meet the R40 alongside the Mercedes dealer. Turn left and follow instructions from Nelspruit/Mbombela above.

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.

Each Casa Room leads out onto the lush flower gardens and has an en-suite bathroom.

The Twin and Double Suites each have an entrance hall, private patios and a spacious sitting room as well as luxury bathroom, with separate shower and toilet.

The Villas offer private gardens or terraces and have en-suite bathrooms. Tea/coffee making facilities and a small fridge are also available.

There is a swimming pool.

A full breakfast (English or continental) is served, either in the dining room or al fresco on the terrace.

There is a 24 hour reception service and secure parking facilities.

Activities available at Casa Do Sol include hiking, boating, bird watching, mountain biking, tennis, golf and fishing.

A laundry service, babysitting services and spa treatments are available - additional cost.

Jabulani Safari

Kapama Game Reserve

Days 4 - 6: Kapama Game Reserve

Jabulani Safari Location Map

Jabulani Safari is a luxury safari lodge located within the 13,000 hectare fenced Big 5 Kapama Private Game Reserve. The reserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife including elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, and large populations of giraffe, impala, blue wildebeest and kudu. Predators include lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyena and many smaller species. Bird-watching is most rewarding and more than 350 bird species have been recorded, including the rare Gymnogeg and Knob-billed duck.

With a Relais & Chateau accreditation, the lodge is guaranteed to offer first class accommodation, cuisine, facilities and personalised service, and your dedicated Jabulani ranger will ensure that your safari experience is tailor-made to your personal preference, whether laid back and relaxed or filled with game viewing and other activities.

What sets this camp apart from others, however, is their herd of African elephants, which were rescued by the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. The devoted elephant carers share insightful stories of their life journeys with the Jabulani herd, whilst you have opportunity to respectfully observe the elephants during their daily routines - while they enjoy their midday swim, forage in the wild and return single file to their stables in the evenings.

The main lodge is built along the banks of a seasonal stream. An open plan dining room and lounge merge with the wooden deck which lies in the shade of gigantic leadwood trees - the ideal setting to enjoy an al fresco lunchc while overlooking the adjacent waterhole. An impressive suspension bridge connects the main areas with the suites. Pre-dinner drinks can be enjoyed in the Jabulani cocktail bar and lounge.

Each of the 6 suites are luxuriously furnished and feature a grand freestanding stone bath, heated plunge pool and a semi-outdoor shower, that while frosted for your privacy, enjoys a view over the natural environment outside. A traditional fireplace graces each suite creating a perfect setting for a romantic in-suite experience.

The Zindoga Villa comprises of 2 luxury suites, ideal for small groups and families with children of all ages. One of the suites also has an adjoining small twin room, with private bathroom, ideal for 2 children sharing. The villa is sold as an exclusive unit, and a dedicated chef and team of staff will ensure that the party enjoys their safari experience in optimum comfort and luxury.

Example Details For Jabulani Safari

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Suite (Stay 3/Pay 2 offer applied - selected periods only)
Includes: All meals and snacks; a selection of local and premium beverages during your entire stay; a daily laundry service; Wi-Fi; daily activities including the Elephant Experience, game drives in open safari vehicles, guided bush walks, and a 'behind the scenes' exclusive visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre; and return road transfers between Jabulani Safari and Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport are included.

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

 
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Jabulani Safari Location.

Address

Jabulani Safari,Off the R40, Kapama Game Reserve

Directions

From Hazyview: Follow the R40 towards Klaserie. Continue straight on the R40 and go past Bosbokrand and Acornhoek, and continue towards Klaserie. Approximately 1 km before Klaserie, take the turn-off to the right signposted Hoedspruit. Please contact the camp at this point on +27 (0) 74 137 3286 OR +27 (0) 82 922 0120 in order for them to meet you at the gate.

Continue past the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre for approximately 10 km. You will reach the entrance signposted Kapama Private Game Reserve on your right. Report to the gate, where you will be met by your ranger and transferred to the camp.

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: 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 and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 and then take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing.

Follow the R36 to Ohrigstad, go through the Strydom Tunnel and take the R527 to Hoedspruit. Turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie/Bushbuck Ridge/White River. Please contact the camp at this point on +27 (0) 74 137 3286 OR +27 (0) 82 922 0120 in order for them to meet you at the gate.

Continue on the R40 for 10 km and you will reach the entrance signposted Kapama Private Game Reserve on your left. i gate is reached on the left. Report to the gate, where you will be met by your ranger and transferred to the camp.

PLEASE NOTE : On some signposts/maps, Belfast MAY also be referred to eMakhazeni.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 14:00 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.

Rooms must please be vacated by 10:30 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

Suites are equipped with a mini-bar, safe, hair dryer and electric blankets. Comfort is ensured by the 24 hour temperature control and overhead ceiling fan. All suites have a private deck and plunge pool. Each of the suites at Camp Jabulani also has a direct-dial telephone with international coverage. Calls are charged for per minute - the total cost is added to the extras bill payable on departure.

Cellular reception is limited and not of a very good quality.

The camp has Wi-Fi connectivity.

The tap water in the camp is purified to the highest standards and is perfectly safe to drink. Ample stocks of still and sparkling mineral water are also available

All major credit cards are accepted as a valid form of payment at Camp Jabulani for any additional extras you may wish to purchase during your stay here.

There is a bush gymnasium (an open-air fitness area with a variety of weights, a treadmill, an exercise bike and an exercise mat) and an open-air bush spa offering a range of treatments.

The Elephant Experience includes observing the herd in close proximity, learning more about their behavior, unique character traits, their incredible story and what it takes to take care of them. Much of this takes place while the elephants are in their natural environment, foraging in the bush, walking through the reserve or swimming at the waterhole.

Jabulani Safari guests have the opportunity to visit the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre during their stay, or to participate on a full day exclusive hands-on interactive experience at the facility in the Pioneer for Change Programme. Further details on request.

The camp requests that guests do not wear shorts for dinner in the evenings.

The camp does not have the capacity to handle large loads of laundry. Large laundry loads (in excess of 10 items per person) will be sent to an external facility which stipulates a 72 hour turnaround time.

Your rate includes a Conservation Levy which goes towards the conservation efforts and the work of the Anti-Poaching Unit in their on-going wildlife protection efforts in Kapama Game Reserve and the surrounding area.

One&Only Cape Town

Cape Town

Days 7 - 10: Cape Town

One&Only Cape Town 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.

One&Only Cape Town offers an unprecedented level of luxury and style in one of the world's most fascinating cities. With its spectacular location in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and its stunning views of Table Mountain, the resort is a destination in itself.

Guests can dine in one of 3 top restaurants, including the continent’s only outpost of the Michelin-starred Nobu, which fuses Japanese cuisine with South African flavours. Revel in the high energy vibe of Vista Bar or sample rare and undiscovered vintages at the stunning Wine Loft which has more than 5,000 bottles of wine from across the globe.

The sublime calm of the sophisticated One&Only Spa offers an indulgent escape, while the Fitness Centre offers a wide range of state-or-the-art equipment and yoga/Pilates classes. The temperature-controlled, infinity-edge pool is the finest in Cape Town, framed with private cabanas and majestic palms.

98 of the rooms and suites are located within the 7 storey Marina Rise, and feature expansive glass doors that lead onto private balconies offering unobstructed views of the picturesque harbourside and iconic Table Mountain. The remaining 40 rooms and suites are located on a secluded and lushly landscaped island surrounded by a waterway, each featuring a private balcony or terrace and waterway views. Sumptuously appointed bathrooms have oversized baths, a roomy rain shower, and dual marble vanity units.

Example Details For One&Only Cape Town

Nights: 4 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Marina Harbour Room - Stay 4 / pay 3 offer applied (applicable to certain periods only)
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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One&Only Cape Town Location.

Address

One&Only Cape Town,Dock Road, V&A Waterfront

Directions

From Cape Town Airport: Upon exiting the airport continue towards the N2 highway and take the right-hand exit to Cape Town. Travel along the N2 towards Cape Town; when approaching Settlers Way keep to the right. Travel along Eastern Boulevard and keep to the right until you approach you first set of traffic light with Cape Town International Convention Centre on your left-hand side.

Turn right at the traffic lights (Coen Steytler) and cross over the next set of traffic lights into the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. At the first roundabout keep left. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit, follow the road until it bends to the right and then turn right into One&Only Cape Town.

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 rooms have a flat screen television, DVD/CD player, mini-bar, Nespresso machine, iPod docking station, complimentary Wi-Fi access, air conditioning, an in-room safe and a hair dryer.

The One&Only Spa is located on its very own private island, and offers a range of massages and treatments, and has 12 treatment rooms, saunas and thermal suites.

The fitness centre offers a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment and programmes, from advanced cardio machines and personalised training to Yoga and Pilates.

The hotel has an infinity-edge swimming pool (seasonally heated) with loungers.

In-room dining is available, otherwise the resort has a wonderful collection of restaurants, bars and special dining venues offering an array of local and international cuisine.

There is secure underground parking.

Babysitting and laundry services are available (additional cost).

A twice daily housekeeping service is available at a time convenient to your schedule.

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