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Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Hazyview

Days 1 - 3: Hazyview

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate Location Map

From the time that you are welcomed to the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate under the towering indigenous portico upon the wooden board walk to the reception area, you will know that you're about to experience something different.

It's the impression of being in a tree house, reinforced when you notice that the veranda and walk-way to your air-conditioned room is at a level normally the sole domain of the variety of birds found in the area.

Situated only 100 meters from the Paul Kruger Gate, the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate provides guests with the ideal location from which to experience wildlife first-hand.

One of the most memorable moments of your visit will be dining in the open air lapa restaurant under the African stars.

The hotel offers bush drives in their own private reserve and through the Kruger National Park, along with open vehicle safaris and organized game trails for you and your family.

Each of the comfortably appointed 96 luxury en-suite bedrooms and 7 six-sleeper fully equipped self-catering units at the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate will make you feel part of the bush environment. All rooms feature extras such as television, mini-bar fridge, personal tea and coffee making facilities.

One of the most unique facilities is the Tree House, providing an opportunity to experience a sleep out under the stars, with calls of the wild drifting by.

There is also a Spa, which offers a range of treatments including a full range of massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and a variety of packages individually suited to guests needs. Guests can either enjoy their pampering from the comfort of their hotel room or on the hotel deck.

Example Details For Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Standard Room
Includes: Breakfast and dinner are included.
 
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Protea Hotel Kruger Gate Location.

Address

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate,On the Sabi River at the Paul Kruger Gate Portia Shabangu Rd, Skukuza, Mpumalanga Kruger National Park, 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, staying on the R40 and follow the signs to Hazyview. Continue along this road until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre on the corner. Turn here onto Paul Kruger Road which will be signposted Kruger Gate and the R536. Follow the road for 43 km, and the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate will be on the left hand side, with the Paul Kruger Gate entrance directly in front.

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 until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre on the corner. Turn here onto Paul Kruger Road which will be signposted Kruger Gate and the R536. Follow the road for 43 km, and the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate will be on the left hand side, with the Paul Kruger Gate entrance directly in front.

From the Paul Kruger Gate: Go through the gate, and the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate will be on the right hand side.

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. Continue along this road until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre on the corner. Turn here onto Paul Kruger Road which will be signposted Kruger Gate and the R536. Follow the road for 43 km, and the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate will be on the left hand side, with the Paul Kruger Gate entrance directly in front.

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take N12 or N4 Highway respectively to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg’s 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 two 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 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.

The hotel is 100m from the Paul Kruger Gate of the Kruger National Park, and 90 km from the Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga Airport.

All rooms have individually controlled air conditioning units, European and UK adaptors, an electronic safe, LCD flat screen TV, a hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities and a telephone. An iron/ironing board is available on request.

Wi-Fi is available in the public guests areas only.

There is a Spa and an outdoor swimming pool, plus a gym, a pitch and putt golf course and a tennis court. The pool deck bar overlooks the Sabie River and is the perfect spot for game viewing. The Lapa Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is also available.

Protea Hotel Sea Point

Cape Town

Days 4 - 6: Cape Town

Protea Hotel Sea Point 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 mediterranean-style Sea Point Hotel is on the doorstep of the Atlantic Ocean. Stylish and spacious, all 124 rooms offer breathtaking views of either the ocean or mountains. Family rooms, with a sleeper couch for children, are available.

Soak up the sun beside the sparkling plunge pool, set up on the 4th floor with magnificent views of the bay, or unwind in the sophisticated and friendly atmosphere of the La Cafe Coffee Bar, which also serves a delicious buffet breakfast daily.

Example Details For Protea Hotel Sea Point

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Standard Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
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Protea Hotel Sea Point Location.

Address

Protea Hotel Sea Point,Arthur's Rd (between Main and Beach Roads), Sea Point

Directions

From Cape Town International Airport: Take the N2 towards Cape Town. Keep on this road, following the signs for Cape Town North, and then M6 Seapoint. 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.

Go over this set of traffic lights, but turn right at the next set (signposted M6 Sea Point). Follow the road round (Western Boulevard), until it turns into Beach Road. The sea will now be on your right hand side. Arthur's Road is off Beach Road.

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 en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, electronic safes, satellite TV and WIFI internet connectivity.

The hotel is minutes from the V&A Waterfront, 30 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and 5 minutes from the CBD. The hotel offers a shuttle service to and from the CBD area on a daily basis.

There is a swimming pool; undercover parking and fitness centre complete with cycles, weights and treadmills.

Diaz Hotel & Resort

The Garden Route

Day 7: The Garden Route

Diaz Hotel & Resort Location Map

Located only 10 metres from the high-water mark and offering spectacular ocean views from every window and balcony, the Diaz Hotel and Resort welcomes you to the pristine seashore of Mossel Bay's renowned Diaz Beach, offering a thrilling and entertaining experience right in the heart of the picturesque and famous Garden Route.

Discover all of the delights Mossel Bay has to offer. This charming town boasts long and scenic shorelines, pristine beaches and seasonal whale and dolphin watching.

Take in the spectacular views of both the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua Mountains as you enjoy a wealth of culinary choices, from scrumptious dinners and cocktails to informal café-style lunches and cool drinks. You'll find a menu to suit every member of the family.

Relax by the exclusive outdoor rim-flow pool under the warm African sun as the waves lazily wash against the beach in the background.

In addition, there is a separate water park next to the hotel which guests can visit, promising a fun and exciting action packed day. For those wishing to just relax, enjoy the Lazy River and drift along without a care in the world.

The Diaz Hotel offers 86 superior sea-facing rooms, each with a private balcony from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Mossel Bay.

Example Details For Diaz Hotel & Resort

Nights: 1 Night
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Standard Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
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Diaz Hotel & Resort Location.

Address

Diaz Hotel & Resort,1 Beach Boulevard East, Diaz Beach, Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay

Directions

From Cape Town on the N2: Take the N2 towards the Garden Route. Take the George / Port Elizabeth off-ramp, and take the first off-ramp R102 to Hartenbos. Turn left towards the Langeberg Mall at the T-junction. At the traffic lights turn right onto the R102 (Louis Fourie Ave).  Continue along this road for 1.1 km, and then turn left onto beach Blvd. Follow this road for 1.3 km and the Diaz Hotel and Resort will be on the left.

From George on the N2: Take the 393 off-ramp into Mossel Bay and turn left at the traffic lights onto the R102. Turn left towards the Langeberg Mall at the T-junction. At the traffic lights, turn right onto the R102 (Louis Fourie Ave) and follow the directions above.

From Oudtshoorn: Take the R328 to Mossel Bay. Pass the first traffic lights on the R102 to Mossel Bay. Continue on the R102, passing the Langeberg Mall on your left and after 1.1 km turn left onto beach Blvd. Continue for 1.3 km and the Diaz Hotel and Resort will be on the left.

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 the rooms are en-suite and have a hairdryer, in-room safe, mini lounge, mini-bar fridge, telephone, TV with DSTV, a writing desk and tea/coffee making facilities.

The hotel has a fully equipped gym with a sauna and sun bed, on-site convenience shopping centre, water park (adjacent to the hotel), ATM, playground, 24 hour front desk, restaurant and lounge area.

There is free Wi-Fi available.

The outdoor rim-flow pool is reserved exclusively for the use of hotel guests.

Private surfing lessons can be arranged on request (additional cost).

The hotel offers free under-roof parking for all hotel guests.

A laundry service is available (additional cost).

All major credit cards are accepted.

La Plume Guest House

The Klein Karoo

Day 8: The Klein Karoo

La Plume Guest House Location Map

La Plume is a boutique Guest House on a working ostrich, alfalfa and cattle farm with spectacular views of the Swartberg Mountains and the Olifants River Valley. A warm welcome awaits you at this charming 1902 Victorian homestead with its tranquil surroundings where old-world charm has been combined with modern comforts to ensure extraordinary service and personal attention.

Guests can join an informative tour of the farm (on request and additional cost - booking essential) to learn about the day to day activities in the life of a full-time farmer, as well as the giant birds and the trials and tribulations of farming with them from one of the few experts on the ostrich industry.

The English Breakfast buffet is the perfect start to a busy day with fresh fruit platters, a bread and cereal selection, cold meats and cheeses, as well as hot breakfast with special requests made to order. The restaurant also offers a daily lunch menu or picnic baskets for guests exploring the wonders of Klein Karoo. For dinner enjoy exceptional local wine and traditional home-cooked cuisine meticulously prepared by the chef and served in the spacious, candlelit dining room.

La Plume offers stylish luxury with a diverse range of accommodation. The 5 Superior Suites and the Luxury Rooms all have private entrances that open onto sunny verandas overlooking the gardens, and the 2 Honeymoon Suites embody a feeling of romance and cosiness. The Luxury Junior Suite is ideal for 3 adults travelling together or family with an older child wishing sleep in a separate room, as the suite consists of a queen master bedroom with full en-suite bathroom and lounge with single bed for the third person.

The Plume Cottage consists of 2 interconnecting suites each with its own bedroom, full bathroom and lounge sharing a kitchenette.  The Private Farm Villa has 2 bedrooms each with its own full en-suite bathroom, a large open plan living and dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. This typical South African farm house is off the main property nestled among alfalfa fields overlooking ostrich enclosures and a mere 100 meters from the main homestead.

Example Details For La Plume Guest House

Nights: 1 Night
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Standard Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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La Plume Guest House Location.

Address

La Plume Guest House,Off the R62, Oudtshoorn

Directions

Via N2 From Garden Route: Coming into George, the N2 splits into the N2 for Cape Town and N9/N12 for Oudtshoorn.  Take the right lane for the N9/N12, and continue on this road over 3 roundabouts for approx 31 km where you turn left onto N12/R62 signposted Oudtshoorn. 

Continue on this road for approx 34 km, and then in Oudtshoorn you turn left at the first traffic light into Voortrekker Road.  Keep driving on Voortrekker Road.  It will take you out of town (now known as the R62) in the direction of Cape Town.  7 km outside town you will see a sign for Grundheim and La Plume.  Turn left at the Volmoed sign and drive for another 7 km where you will find another sign for La Plume on your left.  Turn left and the Guest House will be on your immediate right.

Via N2 From Cape Town/Cape Winelands/Hermanus: Continue on the N2 past Mossel bay until you reach exit 397 signposted for R102/Hartenbos/R328/Oudtshoorn.  Turn left after 550m to continue on R328, and after a further 1.2 km  turn right onto Louis Fourie Rd/R328.

Continue on this road for 67 km and then 7 km outside Oudtshoorn you will see a sign for La Plume, Highgate and Thylitshia Villa.  Turn left at the Volmoed sign and drive for another 7 km.  The Guest House will be on your left.

From Cape Town / Cape Winelands Via R62: Follow the R62 through Calitzdorp in the direction of Oudtshoorn.  7 km outside Oudtshoorn you will see a sign for Grundheim and La Plume.  Turn right at the Volmoed sign and drive for another 7 km until you find a sign for La Plume on your left.  Turn left and the guest house will be on your immediate right.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally 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.

La Plume is situated on a working ostrich, alfalfa and cattle farm, and guests can join the owner on a pre-arranged tour of the farm - contact the La Plume or your Travel Butlers consultant to book before you travel (additional cost).

All rooms have air conditioning, an honesty bar, tea/coffee making facilities and a satellite TV.

The guest house offers complimentary Wi-Fi and secure parking on site.

There is a restaurant and a swimming pool (salt water).

The restaurant offers a daily lunch menu or picnic baskets.

There as a laundry service available at an additional cost.

A babysitting service is also available.

Credit cards are accepted.

The Rex Hotel

The Garden Route

Days 9 - 10: The Garden Route

The Rex Hotel Location Map

Situated right in the heart of the Garden Route and set on the shores of a beautiful lagoon, Knysna (pronounced 'Nysna') is a bustling little holiday town, with a lively Waterfront area.

The excellent selection of accommodation and restaurants, coupled with the many activities on offer, makes this a superb holiday destination and a perfect base from which to explore the many attractions of the Garden Route. The annual Knysna Oyster Festival takes place mid-year in Knysna, and is one of the area’s annual highlights, boasting amazing food, great music and friendly people.

The Knysna Lagoon is sheltered from the ocean by a coral reef and the Knysna Heads - 2 large cliff formations which form a natural narrow opening into the ocean. Several operators offer relaxing catamaran trips and sunset champagne cruises out to the Heads and into the open sea, which is a great way to escape the busy streets for a while.

The surrounding forests and nature reserves provide ample opportunity for leisurely walks or picnics, short hikes or more strenuous day walks, plus a number of biking trails. Nearby Brenton-on-Sea beach is a magnificent 7 km stretch of uninterrupted white sands around a half heart-shaped bay.

The Rex Hotel promises its guests superior service and exceptional comfort. This impeccably appointed hotel offers guests a gateway to world-class restaurants, lush forests and the shores of the peaceful Knysna Lagoon.

The Rex Hotel offers the choice of Standard Rooms, Luxury Studios and two bedroom Apartments that reflect an urban chic ambiance and mixes contemporary and classic décor with cool colours and rich fabrics. The studios and the apartments have an open-plan lounge, dining area and kitchenette.

The O Bar & Eatery at The Rex offers excellent service, superb cuisine and exciting specialities. The outdoor terrace area is the perfect spot to bask in the sunshine and indulge in coffee or light snacks.

Example Details For The Rex Hotel

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Standard Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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The Rex Hotel Location.

Address

The Rex Hotel,8 Gray Street, Knysna

Directions

From Cape Town: Take the N2 towards Knysna. At the first set of traffic lights as you enter Knysna, turn right onto Waterfront Drive. Continue to the first set of traffic lights and turn left into Grey Street. Continue to the first stop sign and turn left again, to access the hotel parking.

From Port Elizabeth: Take the N2 to Knysna. As you enter Knysna continue to the 2nd set of traffic lights with ABSA Bank on your left. Turn left into Grey Street. Continue past 3 stop signs. At the 4th stop sign, turn right to access the hotel parking.

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 of any age are welcome.

All studios and apartments have an en-suite bathroom, an open plan lounge and kitchenette, plus an electronic safe, hair dryer, a mini bar (stocked on request), remote controlled LCD TV with selected DSTV channels, tea/coffee making facilities and air conditioning.

The O Bar & Eatery offers excellent service, superb cuisine with mouth-watering breakfast options. The outdoor terrace area is a good spot to enjoy the sunshine and enjoy a coffee or a light snack.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.

A laundry service is available (additional cost).

There is free undercover parking.

All major credit cards are accepted.

There is 24 hour security and a 24 hour reception service.

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