One&Only Cape Town
Days 1 - 4: Cape Town
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.
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
|Room:||1 x Marina Table Mountain Room (Stay 4/Pay 3 offer applied - selected periods only)|
|Includes:||Breakfast is included.|
One&Only Cape Town Location.
One&Only Cape Town,Dock Road, V&A Waterfront
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 air conditioning, a flat screen television, tea / coffee making facilities, a mini-bar, complimentary Wi-Fi access, a 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.
Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Days 5 - 7: Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge basks in the sun on the banks of one of the largest dams in the exclusive Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park.
The most thrilling and eagerly-anticipated part of any stay at Chitwa is undoubtedly the safari experience. Guests are treated to spell-binding sightings of the abundant wildlife on game drives and bush walks and leave with affectionate memories of the very best of the African bush. A safari here offers some of the best opportunities to meet Africa’s Big Five - buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard and lion. The highly qualified guides ensure an unforgettable safari by enriching the experience with their knowledge.
Guests can also enjoy superb game viewing from the main lounge and dining areas as the wildlife congregates at the water’s edge to drink. The large wooden lounging deck is strewn with comfy armchairs and a rim-flow swimming pool is the perfect place to relax, unwind and absorb the sights, sounds and scents of Africa.
Chitwa Chitwa’s library offers a large selection of books for your reference reading and it is also equipped with an internet access point. With all the great food you’ll be enjoying at Chitwa Chitwa, fitness enthusiasts might want to spend time training in the gym which comes fully equipped with treadmill, spinning bike, pilates ball, dumbbells, aerobic mats and the all-in-one weight gym.
Six individual and artistically styled suites open onto a private lake-view deck with its own plunge pool and exude an air of bygone romance combined with unfaltering luxury. The Charlsy Suite offers 2 beautifully appointed interleading en-suite rooms joined by a cosy living area.
The Chitwa House is an exclusive retreat consisting of 2 beautifully appointed en-suite rooms with private decks and out-door showers. The House comes with its own safari vehicle, guide and tracker. All meals are prepared and enjoyed in the privacy of your own dining area. Outside on the spacious deck is a swimming pool, making this truly the epitome of luxury in the African bush.
Example Details For Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge
|Room:||1 x Luxury Suite|
|Includes:||All Inclusive Package: 3 meals per day; 2 shared game drives per day; a daily bush walk; laundry service; all soft drinks, bottled water, selected wines and local beers; the Guest Conservation Contribution; and all tea/coffee are included.
Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on game walks.
Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.
Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge Location.
Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge,Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand (via Gowrie Gate)
From Hazyview: Take the R40 from Hazyview towards Bushbuckridge. Continue on this road for approximately 68 km from Hazyview (passing Bushbuckridge and Acornhoek), then turn right onto the Orpen Road/R531 then follow the directions as below once on the R531.
From Eastgate Airport/Hoedspruit: Take the R40 towards Bushbuckridge, and continue along this road for 2 km until you get to the Orpen Road/R531 then follow the directions as below once on the R531.
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/eMakhazeni 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, and continue along this road until you get to the Orpen Road/R531 on your left, then follow the directions as below once on the R531.
Directions once on the R531: Continue straight for 30 km. Once you have passed the South African Wildlife College (on your left), after 100m turn right onto a gravel road. Follow this road for 3 km, then turn left (the turn is 50m past a soccer field on your right). Drive down a narrow road for 400m, turn right on to a wide sand road, and continue for another 7.8 km. Continue on this gravel road until you reach a T-junction. At the T-junction you will see the Hluvukani Viva petrol station in front of you. Turn left onto the tar road to Gottenberg/Manyeleti and follow the tar road for 6.1 km. Turn right onto a dirt road, and follow this for 6.4 km until you see the Uthar Clinic on your left. Turn left onto the gravel road (Utha Store will be on the right) – and travel 7.3 km to the Gowrie Gate.
From Kruger National Park/Orpen Gate: Exit the Park via the Orpen Gate and travel along the R531 towards the R40. About 10 km on the tar road, before the South African Wildlife College, you will see a gravel road to your left. Turn left (helpful hint – if you pass the South African Wildlife College, you have gone too far). Follow this road for 3 km, then turn left (the turn is 50m past a soccer field on your right). Drive down a narrow road for 400m, turn right on to a wide sand road, and continue for another 7.8 km. Continue on this gravel road until you reach a T-junction. At the T-junction you will see the Hluvukani Viva petrol station in front of you. Turn left onto the tar road to Gottenberg/Manyeleti and follow the tar road for 6.1 km. Turn right onto a dirt road, and follow this for 6.4 km until you see the Uthar Clinic on your left. Turn left onto the gravel road (Utha Store will be on the right) – and travel 7.3 km to the Gowrie Gate.
ONCE AT THE GOWRIE 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 and please note that the gate opens at 06:00 and closes at 19:00). 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.
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.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: Please DO NOT follow your GPS 'quickest route' co-ordinates for the lodge. This route inevitably leads guests through the incorrect entry gates (Kruger National Park and into the Sabi Sand Reserve) which do not service the lodge. Furthermore, many of the prescribed roads are not navigable in a normal vehicle. Following GPS co-ordinates can result in getting lost in the middle of the bush, or un-necessary delays of up to 3 hours.
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 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.
General Information For Guests
Children of any age are welcome. Children under the age of 6 are not allowed on game drives unless parents have the sole use of the vehicle (subject to availability).
All the Chitwa Chitwa Suites include a bath-tub, indoor and outdoor showers, fireplace, minibar, fan (eco-friendly), hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities and USB charging points.
The main area offers superb game viewing from the main lounge and dining areas as they are rendered invisible to the various groups of wild animals that congregate at the water’s edge. The deck has viewing areas with comfy daybeds and a swimming pool, making it the perfect environment to relax, unwind and absorb the sights, sounds and scents.
Fitness enthusiasts might want to spend time training in the gym, which comes fully equipped with treadmill, spinning bike, pilates ball, dumbbells, aerobic mats and the all-in-one weight gym.
Massages, wraps, masks, exfoliations and a variety of other treatments are offered by the resident masseuse at the Chitwa Spa (additional cost).
A computer with internet access is available in the library for guests to use - this is complimentary. There is mobile phone coverage, but this is limited and patchy in places and there is also Wi-Fi access available.
Private dining and traditional boma or bush dinners are available.
There is also a wine cellar which you are able to explore.
Each game vehicle seats a maximum of 6 guests.
Chitwa offers a Community Tour of the local Shangaan Village. The Dixie Village Tour is approximately 2 hours, and guests will slip unnoticed into a day in the life of the locals whilst tapping into the optimism and energy that is so much part of this little village's charm. A minimum donation goes to the Chitwa Trust Fund which helps the village with building private classrooms, buying food for the school etc. You can either pre-book this via your Travel Butlers consultant, or you can arrange this with the lodge when you arrive (additional cost).
MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and Visa credit cards are accepted.
A laundry service is available.
A Guest Conservation Contribution has been included in your rate. The proceeds go towards the Sabi Sand Wildtuin anti-poaching efforts, the community and ecology.
If you are arriving/departing via FedAir, the lodge is a 20 minute drive away from the airstrip.
Bush Walks / Walking Safaris
Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on game walks. The final decision on whether a guest can join a game walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.
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