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The Dock House

Cape Town

Days 1 - 4: Cape Town

The Dock House Location Map

A stone’s throw from the alluring V&A Waterfront, the Dock House Boutique Hotel has been voted among the top 25 luxury hotels in South Africa.  It's prime V&A Waterfront location ensures that guests are within an easy walking distance to the vibrant harbour area, upmarket shopping malls, excellent restaurants, entertainment areas and ocean cruise facilities.

The hotel’s charming exterior gives way to an opulent world beyond its front door. Chandeliers and ornate ceiling cornices, among other fine touches, create a sense of Victorian charm and allude to the property’s historical roots, originally the Harbour Master’s private residence in the 1800s. Since then, the building has been transformed into a distinguished boutique hotel, and has been uniquely decorated with elaborate furnishings and bold artworks, maintaining a feeling of classic exquisiteness throughout the establishment.

A pristine swimming pool, surrounded by a beautiful courtyard, offers guests the opportunity to cool off on warm days, and a bar and a number of deck chairs alongside the pool invite guests to relax and absorb the views of Table Mountain. The hotel has an intimate dining room where breakfast is served, or guests can choose to enjoy their breakfast at one of the hotel's sister properties in the Waterfront if they want some variety.

The glamorous suite and each of the 5 chic rooms at the Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa have been individually decorated and imbued with a unique and understated Victorian elegance, juxtaposed with lush contemporary style and comfort.  Attention to detail is the order of the day, and each room is also equipped with an en-suite designer bathroom.

The suite has access to a private courtyard garden, while the other ground floor room opens onto a veranda overlooking the groomed garden and swimming pool area. Three of the upstairs rooms have balconies overlooking the Waterfront’s scenic harbour and surroundings, and 2 of the upstairs rooms have an optional interconnecting facility.

Example Details For The Dock House

Nights: 4 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Standard Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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The Dock House Location.

Address

The Dock House,Portswood Close, Portswood Ridge, 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 until you enter the city, following the signs for Cape Town North, and then 'M6/Sea Point/Waterfront'. 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.

Continue over the traffic lights into Lower Buitengracht until the first set of traffic lights. Turn right at the traffic lights into Helen Suzman Boulevard. Move into the lane signposted  'Portswood Road/V&A Waterfront'.

Turn right at the traffic lights into Portswood Road. Turn right at the entrance of The Commodore Hotel and continue driving until you reach a security officer at the boom. Continue straight ahead and The Dock House is approximately 100m in front of you.

From the N1: Follow the road into Cape Town where it merges with the N2, and you will see the CTICC on your left-hand side. Follow the directions as 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.

Each room is equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, underfloor heating, an en-suite bathroom with a shower and a bath, room safe, hair dryer, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, satellite/cable TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The suite has access to a private garden, while the other ground floor room opens onto a veranda overlooking the garden and swimming pool area. Three of the 4 upstairs rooms have balconies overlooking the Waterfront's scenic harbour and surroundings; 2 of these upstairs rooms can be interconnecting if required.

There is complimentary parking available.

A laundry service is available (additional cost).

There is a state-of-the-art spa and supervised gym facilities which are open from 06:00 until 22:00, plus a heated outdoor swimming pool with bar and al fresco dining.

Cape Town International Airport is approximately 25 km from the hotel.

DumaTau

Linyanti

Days 5 - 7: Linyanti

DumaTau Location Map

DumaTau is a tented camp located in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve which borders the western boundary of Chobe National Park in northern Botswana. The region has all the habitat diversity to make it a haven for wildlife, and is well-known for its elephant concentrations as they congregate along the waterways and lagoons during the dry winter months. General wildlife viewing is excellent year round including impala, wildebeest, red lechwe, Burchell's zebra, giraffe, Cape buffalo, chacma baboon, vervet monkey, and warthog. Predator sightings of lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and spotted hyena are good.

Morning and afternoon game drives reveal the rich wildlife of the area where predators and elephant are often the highlight. The open 4x4 Land Cruisers each accommodate a maximum of 4 people and each guest will have a ‘window’ seat. Night drives with spotlights allow you to find those nocturnal animals you wouldn’t see during the day. These often include lesser bushbaby, spring hare, aardwolf, serval, large spotted genet and, if you are extremely lucky, the elusive pangolin! Water levels permitting, guests can also explore the Linyanti River by boat or barge, the latter perfect for picnics or sundowners or searching out elusive water birds.

Depending on qualified guide availability, nature walks with skilled, armed guides are wonderful ways of getting close to nature and observing the smaller things you miss when travelling by vehicle. Scenic helicopter flights can also be arranged, offering a truly unique way to experience the wonders of the Linyanti. Seasonal fishing is also permitted on a catch-and-release basis.

The camp's extensive lagoon frontage ensures that each of the ultra-spacious guest suites has uninterrupted views over the Osprey Lagoon. In addition, the 7 twin tents and one Family Tent have a private plunge pool and a comfortable lounge, and feature a large bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers.

The main dining and lounge area boasts its own wide-angle vistas, while a wellness centre and gym includes an inviting shaded deck, a lap pool, spa, snack deli and trading store. There is a hide at the camp for those wishing to while away their siesta hour watching the active birdlife of the area, while a raised platform at the Zibalianja Lagoon is the perfect place from which to view and photograph animals and birds. This platform can also be used for an unique way to sleep out under the crystal clear African skies surrounded by nature.

Example Details For DumaTau

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Safari Tent
Includes: All meals; twice daily scheduled camp activities; Park fees; a laundry service; and all local drinks (excluding premium imported brands and champagne) are included.

Children under the age of 13 years are not permitted on walking activities. In addition, children have to be 6 years and older in order to participate in boating activities.

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

 
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DumaTau 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 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 6 years and older are welcome.

10 en-suite tented units (eight twin and two family) are raised off the ground to overlook the Lagoon have en-suite bathrooms, safe and shower.

The main areas include a floating fire deck, with expansive dining and lounge areas all sporting the same vista.

Please be aware, the Wi-Fi connection can sometimes be slow/intermittent. Should any problems be experienced with connection to the network, please speak to a camp manager who will assist.

The lodge operates completely on solar energy, for hot water, lighting and other energy needs, and is built of FSC-standard timber.

Credit cards accepted


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 13 years are not permitted on walking activities. In addition, children have to be 6 years and older in order to participate in boating activities. The final decision on whether a guest can join a walking or boat activity remains with the guide and camp manager.

Little Vumbura

Okavango Delta

Days 8 - 10: Okavango Delta

Little Vumbura Location Map

Little Vumbura is a small camp hidden on a pretty island, surrounded by the floodplains and deep, clear channels for which the Delta is famed. Situated in a private concession in a remote northern corner of the Delta, game viewing is consistently good all year round with lion, leopard, elephant, sable and buffalo along with extensive plains game providing an excellent wildlife experience.

Surrounded as it is by water and lying close to large rivers, water-based activities (subject to water levels) are a focus here, with mokoros traversing the floodplains under the guidance of experienced polers, and motorised boats exploring the permanent channels.

Game drives in open Land Cruisers also allow guests to get close to animals in the savannah areas. Night drives are also possible during low flood times. Walks (on request and subject to the availability of a qualified walking guide) around the islands are an opportunity to enjoy Africa from a different perspective.

Hot air ballooning (operational between April and end October only) and scenic helicopter flights can also be arranged at an additional cost.

This beautiful 6 roomed tented camp is shaded by the canopy of an ancient forest. Each en-suite tent is large and roomy and has a private deck with incredible vistas. One of the tents is a family tent, which consists of 2 interleading rooms which share a deck.

The main camp area has a plunge pool and reading area overlooking the floodplains, and a star deck is reached by a bridge from the dining area.

Example Details For Little Vumbura

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Safari Tent
Includes: All meals; twice daily scheduled camp activities; Park fees; a laundry service; and all local drinks (excluding premium imported brands and champagne) 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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Little Vumbura Location.

Check In / Check Out

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

General Information For Guests

Children aged 6 years and older are welcome.

Please be aware, the Wi-Fi connection can sometimes be slow/intermittent. Should any problems be experienced with connection to the network, please speak to a camp manager who will assist.

Qorokwe Camp

Okavango Delta

Days 11 - 12: Okavango Delta

Qorokwe Camp Location Map

Overlooking a lagoon, and based in the exclusive Qorokwe Concession that borders the renowned Moremi Game Reserve, Qorokwe Camp combines a contemporary style with a classic bush feel.

The concession comprises over 26,000 hectares of various habitats from scattered acacia woodland with herds of giraffe, zebra and various plains game, to pristine floodplains home to curious red lechwe and gnarled buffalo. In addition, there is a local lion pride comprising some 15 members and elephant are a regular feature here. The birdlife at Qorokwe is excellent and varies throughout the year. Species include the African hawk-eagle, ground hornbill, scarlet-chested sunbird, red-billed hornbill, and Gabar goshawk to name a few.

With permanent water all year round, there is often outstanding game viewing during each season. Float down a crystal clear waterway in a mokoro, head off on game drives in the day and night or explore the more distant waterways by boat.

For the more adventurous, why not set off on a walking safari. Accompanied by skilled guides, guests will have the exciting opportunity of coming across big game on foot as well as observing the smaller things that are often missed when travelling by vehicle.

Qorokwe has 8 elegant tented suites, with en-suite facilities that include indoor and outdoor showers, plus one very spacious family tent with its own splash pool.

The magnificent main area is the focal point of the camp and all the suites are connected to this by wooden walkways. The main guests areas include a dining area, lounge, library and bar, plus an infinity pool with expansive views of the Delta.

Example Details For Qorokwe Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Tented Suite
Includes: All meals; twice daily scheduled camp activities; Park fees; a laundry service; and all local drinks (excluding premium imported brands and champagne) are included.

Children under the age of 13 years are not permitted on walking activities or mokoro excursions (subject to season).

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

 
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Qorokwe Camp 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 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 6 years and older are welcome.

Each tent features an indoor shower and bath with double vanity basins. They also have private viewing decks, an outdoor seating area, indoor lounge, mosquito nets, electronic safe, hairdryer, multi-plug adapter with USB points and tea/coffee making facilities. The tents do not have air conditioning however each room has ceiling and pedestal fans. During the winter months hot water bottles and extra blankets are provided.

The camp consists of a dining, lounge and bar areas, a fire pit, infinity pool, relaxation areas (including hanging baskets), a library, curio shop and traditional boma.

Please be aware, the Wi-Fi connection can sometimes be slow/intermittent. Should any problems be experienced with connection to the network, please speak to a camp manager who will assist.

Activities available at Qorokwe Camp include day and night game drives, boat safaris, guided nature walks, mokoro excursions and bird watching.

Helicopter trips can be arranged (additional cost).

In-room massages can also be arranged, subject to the availability of a therapist (additional cost).

A complimentary laundry service is available.

This camp runs on solar power.

Credit cards are accepted.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 13 years are not permitted on walking activities or mokoro excursions (subject to season). The final decision on whether a guest can join a walking activity or mokoro excursion remains with the guide and camp manager.

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