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Table Bay Hotel

Cape Town

Days 1 - 4: Cape Town

Table Bay Hotel Location Map

The Table Bay Hotel is one of Cape Town's premier hotels. Ideally located on Cape Town's Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, this luxury 5* hotel is in perfect harmony with the backdrop of Table Mountain, the historic working harbour and the yacht bay.

The interior of the hotel presents a kaleidoscope of impressions, from the European marble mosaic of the entrance court to the intricate parquet floor of the foyer framed by the full-scale drama of Table Mountain, with the activity of the harbour in the foreground.

The restaurant has a private dining bay and Wine Cellar, and panoramic views of the mountain range and harbour.

The salt-water pool is heated to a constant temperature of 22 degrees and is surrounded by a mahogany pool deck with chaises longues.

Guests can also relax in the jacuzzi or have a professional poolside massage. Drinks and light meals may be served from the pool bar.

The 329 rooms are tastefully decorated, and offer a welcoming and inviting atmosphere, representing the epitome of luxury and supreme comfort. All the rooms have either sea or mountain views.

The Health Spa has a spectacular view of Robben Island and is equipped with steam and therapy rooms and offers a range of fragrant aromatherapy massages and holistic treatments to stimulate muscle therapy and relax stressed guests. There is also a boutique gym, which offers both cardio-vascular equipment and weights.

Example Details For Table Bay Hotel

Nights: 4 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Junior Suite
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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Table Bay Hotel Location.

Address

Table Bay Hotel,Quay 6, V&A Waterfront

Directions

From the N2 (Cape Town International Airport/the Winelands/Hermanus/The Garden Route): Take the N2 towards Cape Town. Keep on this road, following the signs for Cape Town North, and then M6 Sea Point. If in doubt, keep bearing right the whole time! You will then see the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on your left-hand side (very large cream-coloured building), and there will be a set of traffic lights at a major junction. Turn right here towards the V&A Waterfront. At the roundabout, turn left and pass the Two Oceans Aquarium and follow the road right round. Go past the IMAX on your left-hand side, and turn right at the mini roundabout towards the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre. Follow this road right down to the bottom, and the entrance to the Table Bay Hotel is on your right-hand side.

From the N1: Follow the road to Cape Town, and you will see the CTICC on your left-hand side. Follow the directions as above.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must 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 feature a flat screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, electronic safe, hair dryer, telephone, mini bar, and tea/coffee making facilities.

The hotel has complimentary Wi-Fi.

There is a complimentary luxury shuttle service for guests. The stops include the Two Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront, St Georges Cathedral, the South African Museum and Planetarium, Company Gardens, and Table Mountain.

Complimentary on-site parking is offered - subject to availability of spaces.

A laundry and ironing service is offered (additional charge).

The Atlantic Restaurant hosts daily breakfast and is open from 06:00 to 10:30.

Siba The Restaurant offers a 5* dining experience.  Booking is essential.

The Lounge offers and all day dining menu from 07:00 until 23:00. The dress code is smart casual.

The Union Bar is open from 11:00 until midnight.

There is 24 hour room service.

The hotel has a gym and outdoor swimming pool with a pool bar. Pool yoga is hosted on a Friday morning at 07:30 - booking is essential.

The Table Bay Camelot Spa treatments are designed to offer you holistic care for the skin and body that will leave you feeling refreshed.

Castello di Monte

Pretoria

Day 5: Pretoria

Castello di Monte Location Map

Castello di Monte is a 5* guest house, situated in Pretoria. The Tuscan style estate portrays pure luxury and elegance and offers spectacular views of the hills in and around the capital city. The landscaped gardens with mature olive trees and lavender bushes give an Italian flavour to the African landscape and you will hardly notice that you are in the middle of a bustling city.

With 7 intimate dining areas you are never short of variety. Each area offers a tantalising experience and view, complimented by the mouthwatering international cuisine.

For total relaxation, why not order a special wellness treatment in the comfort of your room, or enjoy a sauna and steam shower.

The outdoor Roman styled swimming pool brings relief to a hot summers day, or relax and enjoy a refreshing cocktail from the bar. You can even enjoy a game of chess at the roof top chess set that gives you a sense of the outdoors as you gaze across the vast expanse of Pretoria.

For the more active person, there are 2 golf courses and a Virgin Active Gym close by.

For your stay here, you will be spoiled for choice. Will it be the Presidential Suite complete with a grand fireplace and a 4 poster bed, or the Honeymoon Suite decorated with hand painted murals, or one of the freshly styled Classic or Terrace Rooms rooms fit for royalty. Whichever room you choose, a sumptuous night sleep is ensured.

Castello di Monte's 16th century splendour is complimented by every modern amenity. From fully stocked minibars and DSTV right down to underfloor heating, air-conditioning and the creature comforts of tea, coffee and local papers, at Castello di Monte your every whim is catered for.

Example Details For Castello di Monte

Nights: 1 Night
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Classic Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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Castello di Monte Location.

Address

Castello di Monte,402 Aries Street, Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria

Directions

From Johannesburg: Take the N1 to Pretoria. Come off at Junction 136/M9. Follow the M9 until Eridanus Street junction, turn right onto Eridanus Street. Take the first left into Durado Street, then at the T-junction turn right into Delphinus Street. Follow this road to the very end and at the T-Junction, this is Aries Street. Castello di Monte is along here.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally 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 satellite television, remote controlled air conditioning, underfloor heating, a mini bar, complimentary Wi-Fi, a personal safe, a telephone, and tea/coffee making facilities.

The Presidential Suite has a fireplace, sofa, a 4 poster bed and a walk in closet.

The bathroom in the Honeymoon Suite is fitted with an oval bath and a spa bath.

Guests can order wellness treatments in the comfort of their own rooms (additional cost).

There is an outdoor Roman styled swimming pool, and a sauna/steam shower.

The restaurant Champere offers world-class contemporary dining.

Secure parking is available on the premises.

Rovos Rail - Pretoria to Victoria Falls

Rovos Rail

Days 6 - 8: Rovos Rail

Castello di Monte Location Map

Relive the romance of a bygone Africa on a nostalgic 3 night/4 day 1,400 km expedition from Pretoria to one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the famous Victoria Falls.

A journey on the Rovos Rail is a truly wonderful experience. The use of traditional furnishings, fine wood panelling and period decor throughout all the coaches transport you immediately back to a time when privileged travellers were fortunate to experience the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxed and elegant, and almost grandeur, fashion. 

The wood panelled sleeping coaches offer guests a choice of spacious air-conditioned twin or double bedded Royal, Deluxe or Pullman suites, with every modern convenience and comfort sitting comfortably alongside the period Edwardian features, including a bar fridge, and an en-suite bathroom with either a Victorian bath and separate shower, or just a shower.  The elegant Royal suites in particular are the epitome in luxury - each suite takes up half a carriage, and has its own private lounge area. Each coach has its own personal history - some date back as early as 1911, others have carried royalty, but each and every coach has been meticulously restored.

This 3 night adventure begins with the train's departure from Rovos Rail's gracious station in Pretoria. The train then winds its way through Warmbaths (so named for its mineral waters) and Nylstroom (christened by the Voortrekkers as the 'source' of the Nile River because the town's river happened to be north flowing), and also passes the edge of the escarpment where the Highveld drops precipitously. You cross the Tropic of Capricorn en-route to the Zimbabwean border. 

After border formalities at Beitbridge the next morning, the train travels onwards to Bulawayo, the industial capital of Zimbabwe.

On Day 3 you travel along one of the world's longest stretches of straight railway line - 114 km - before traversing the Hwange National Park, a rich and diverse wildlife sanctuary where animals can be spotted from the train and a game drive excursion is enjoyed.

Your journey ends on Day 4 at the incomparable Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River.

Example Details For Rovos Rail - Pretoria to Victoria Falls

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Pullman Suite
Includes: Three meals daily; all alcoholic and other beverages; sightseeing excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide; entrance fees to places of interest; and 24 hour full room service/bar facilities are included. Please note that any off-train excursions cannot be guaranteed and will be undertaken only if time permits. PLEASE NOTE: The rate excludes any off-train beverages.
 

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General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

The Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe

Days 9 - 10: Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe

The Victoria Falls Hotel Location Map

The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as 'the grand old lady of the Falls', is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, a world heritage site.

The Edwardian-style 5* hotel, built in 1904, combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion that many guests seek.

The famous Victoria Falls are just a 10 minute walk away using the hotel's private pathway, and 'the smoke that thunders' or 'Mosi-O-Tunya' in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark. Seeing the sun rise beneath the mist of one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and the lunar rainbow at night, all the while soaking up the history and ambience of a bygone era, is more than unforgettable - it is unique.

The service here is world-class, and food and beverage choice and preparation second to none. Choose the opulent Livingstone Room for fine dining and dancing, or the Jungle Junction for its famous breakfast and dinner buffets and ethnic entertainment in the evenings. Stanley's Terrace, with its clear view of the Victoria Falls Bridge connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia, is renowned for its cocktails and afternoon teas, and has been a rendezvous for adventurers in Africa for over a century.

All the rooms and suites are decorated in the gracious Edwardian style of Zimbabwe's colonial era. There are 161 in total, offering a range of accommodation from standard rooms to the Royal Suite. The latter, as the name suggests, has seen reigning monarchs, presidents and, more recently, many famous Hollywood stars among its privileged occupants.

A large swimming pool, 2 tennis courts, a library, and reading rooms are part of the complex. Golfers can enjoy 18 holes on the championship course of the nearby sister hotel, Elephant Hills Resort.

A sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, just upstream from the magnificent Falls, is another must for the visitor. Crocodiles, abundant hippo and new friends are the staple of these legendary exhilarating cruises.

Example Details For The Victoria Falls Hotel

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Stable Signature Wing Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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The Victoria Falls Hotel Location.

Address

The Victoria Falls Hotel,1 Mallet Drive, Zimbabwe

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

 Late check out and day rooms may be arranged with the Hotel. These may incur an additional charge.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All rooms have an in-room safe, mini bar, telephone, hair dryer, air conditioning, satellite TV, and tea/coffee making facilities. All rooms have bathrooms with a bath/shower combination.

The stand-alone Stables Signature Wing rooms include a private check in, in the Stable Lounge.

The hotel has 3 restaurants plus 24 hour room service.

A traditional High Tea is offered each afternoon on The Stanley Terrace.

Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Diners cards are accepted at the hotel.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

There is a Colonial style swimming pool set discreetly away from the main hotel area, plus there is also a Fitness Centre and tennis court.

The Chapel holds services every Sunday.

Other hotel facilities include a hair salon and beauty spa.

There is a same day laundry service and dry cleaning service (additional cost).

Ngoma Safari Lodge

Chobe National Park

Days 11 - 13: Chobe National Park

Ngoma Safari Lodge Location Map

Situated in the Chobe Forest Reserve, just 3 km from the renowned Chobe National Park, Ngoma Safari Lodge perches on the edge of a plateau and offers awe-inspiring views over the Chobe River and floodplains. Far removed from the busy town of Kasane, where many large hotels and lodges are found, this gives the lodge a true feeling of intimacy and privacy.

Guests staying here can enjoy a full day safari, which includes a game drive in the Chobe National Park and a Chobe River boat cruise, stopping midway through the day for a picnic lunch. This is a wonderful way to absorb and appreciate the spendour of the wildlife found here.

Due to its location in the Chobe Forest Reserve, guests can also enjoy game walks with a professional guide as well as night drives on the reserve itself. Lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant are often seen in the reserve, as well as hippo, crocodile, giraffe, sable and roan antelopes. During certain months, the floodplains also attract large migratory herds of zebra.

Visits to the local village can also be arranged.

The main lodge is designed to blend into its natural surroundings, and the thatch roof is finished in volcanic rock that naturally occurs in the area. The central guest area forms the heart of the lodge, and has a dining and bar area including a large volcanic rock-finished swimming pool, sundeck and viewing platform. The needs of a modern traveller are further catered for with free Wi-Fi.

The 8 luxurious suites are all river-facing, with an emphasis on space and comfort. Each suite has a private deck with an outdoor shower and a refreshing and relaxing plunge pool. Large bay windows in every suite provide 180 degree views of the floodplain.

Two of the suites also have a sofa bed so can be converted into a triple room.

Example Details For Ngoma Safari Lodge

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Suite
Includes: All meals; all house beverages; scheduled game viewing activities; road transfers from Kasane Airport or Kazungula Borders; Park fees; community fees; and a laundry service 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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Ngoma Safari Lodge Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 10 years and older are welcome.

Each suite has a spacious bathroom with a bathtub, indoor and outdoor showers, a plunge pool, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities (including a Nespresso machine).

The main guest area has a lounge, dining room, bar, plunge pool, a sun deck and a main viewing deck.

Activities that are available at Ngoma include day and night game drives, boat safaris, bush walks, and bird watching. Local village visits can also be arranged.

A laundry service is included.

Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted.

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