The Grand Daddy Hotel
Days 1 - 4: Cape Town
Located in the heart of downtown Cape Town, the Grand Daddy Hotel is a stunning combination of old and new, stateliness and dynamism. Housed in a refurbished Georgian structure, the Grand Daddy retains the maturity and grace of the original building, while simulatenously evoking a youthful energy through its modern interior design.
This 4* hotel has a passion for people - the staff and management ensure that every person's stay is comfortable, interesting and filled with those little details that make the hotel your personal home throughout your visit.
The richly South African urban cultural references that are peppered throughout the interiors are presented in a globally glamourous context. Designers, photographers and artists have been incorporated into the design process to infuse the hotel with the imagination of Cape Town.
Fresh and funky, the Grand Daddy restaurant has something to offer everyone. It reflects an urban chic approach, offering an a la carte and set menu option with a delicate sprinkling of weekly specials.
The Grand Daddy Luxury and Superior Rooms are subtle, stylish and shimmering. The rooms include clever local touches, including headboards bedecked with African-aloe outlines.
There are 2 suites which are ideal for families - the Grand Daddy Suite has an enclosed wooden deck garden, and the Sugar Daddy Suite has juliette balconies overlooking the hustle and bustle of Long Street.
The hotel also boasts 7 authentic vintage Airstream trailers, offering a luxury accommodation experienc with a novel spin.
Example Details For The Grand Daddy Hotel
|Room:||1 x Rooftop Airstream Trailer Suite|
|Includes:||Breakfast is included.|
The Grand Daddy Hotel Location.
The Grand Daddy Hotel,38 Long Street, City Bowl
From Cape Town Airport: Take the exit from the airport to Cape Town along the N2. Proceed along the N2 until you reach a sign that states M4 Cape Town. This will take you to the Strand Street turnoff.
Proceed along Strand Street passing 5 sets of traffic lights, and the 6th set will be Long Street.
Turn left into Long Street and on the 2nd block you will find the Grand Daddy Hotel on your right hand side, on the corner of Castle and Long Street.
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.
Amakhala Game Reserve
Days 5 - 7: Amakhala Game Reserve
Set in a secluded valley, Quatermain's Camp embodies the original spirit of safari. This intimate camp offers you the opportunity to experience 'Africa under canvas' with just three 1920s style safari tents fitted out with military campaign style furnishings.
Your hosts will do their very best to make sure that you are enveloped by the natural world and that you will return home refreshed and with a new sense of wonder and understanding of the wildlife around you.
The lodge is in a Big 5 area so guests will have a chance of seeing elephant, white and black rhino, leopard, buffalo and lion as well as a variety of other game including hyena, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, many species of antelope and much more. Your ranger will also delight in showing you the smaller members of the ecosystem as well as the birds and plants.
Guided bush walks can be conducted upon request in a "soft game" area and as such has no dangerous animals present.
Relax on your own private deck and if you are lucky you may see an elusive bushbuck or hear the cry of the African fish eagle. Each en-suite tent is equipped with military campaign style furniture similar to that used by the early explorers.
At night as you lie under canvas one of the highlights of your stay is sure to be drifting off to sleep to the sounds of nature - you can frequently expect to hear jackals calling, the beautiful voice of the fiery-necked nightjar, maybe a screeching barn owl, or if you are fortunate, the roar of lions.
Example Details For Quatermain's Camp
|Room:||1 x Safari Tent - Stay 3/Pay 2 offer included - selected periods only|
|Includes:||All meals; all drinks (excluding premium drinks); the Amakhala Conservation/Community Levy; and morning/afternoon shared game drives per day are included.
Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.
Quatermain's Camp Location.
Quatermain's Camp,Off the N2, Amakhala Game Reserve
From Port Elizabeth/Garden Route: About 68 km from Port Elizabeth on the N2 to Grahamstown on the left had side you will come across the road sign for Carnarvon Dale. Enter the gate and follow the gravel road for 1.5 km to Carnarvon Dale. Here you will be met by a ranger from Quatermain's and transferred to the camp. Vehicles will remain at Carnarvon Dale. Please note that on busy days the ranger may already be transferring another group down to the camp, so if no ranger is present please don't worry, one will soon appear!
In case of any problems, please call the lodge managers on either +27 (0) 83 565 2870 or +27 (0) 79 307 6640.
Check In / Check Out
Rooms may be occupied from 13:00 on the day of arrival. Please try to arrive between 13:00 and 14:00 as this is when you will be met for the transfer to the camp. Please ensure that you arrive by 14:30 at the very latest, however, or else you may miss your first afternoon game drive, which departs at 15:00. As a general rule guests are advised to have lunch before they arrive.
Rooms must please be vacated by 11:30 to midday latest on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.
General Information For Guests
Children aged 12 years and older are welcome.
Although Quatermain's Camp is a 1920s style expedition camp, the en-suite bathrooms have hot and cold running showers and flushing toilets. Towels are provided.
The camp has a limited bar facility.
Please be aware that as the camp is deep in the bush they do not have mains electricity and so we recommend that you charge camera batteries etc before arriving at the camp. The camp uses a combination of paraffin lamps and solar power for lighting.
Amakhala Game Reserve is populated by a variety of wildlife including elephant, giraffe, rhinos, lions, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra and many other species. Twice daily 3 to 4 hour game drives depart directly from the camp and are guided by experienced rangers.
An example itinerary per day is like this:
Morning game drives depart at approximately 06:45 (subject to the time of sunrise) with a hot drink and rusks at 06:30 before leaving. The morning game drive will return to camp just after 10:00. Brunch will be served on return from the morning game drive.
Afternoons are free for you to enjoy as you wish until the afternoon game drive departs. A lunch will be served at approximately 14:30.
The afternoon game drive aims to depart at approximately 15:00, to arrive back at camp at around 19:00. Beverages and snacks are provided on this game drive for guests to enjoy a sun downer on the reserve. A traditional South African dinner will be served on arrival back at camp. As with all meals, the camp can cater for specific diets with prior notice.
There is also the option of doing a guided birding walk or a guided bush walk (in a non-dangerous game area) or a guided Wilderness Walk in a Big 5 area (max 4 guests and over 16 years of age only). Prebooking is essential - please advise your Travel Butlers consultant if you would like to do any of these walks. Night drives can also be arranged, as can horse trails and bird walks.
Your rate includes a Conservation/Community Levy which will primarily fund the anti-poaching units and a dedicated rhino monitoring programme to preserve and protect the rhinos of Amakhala Game Reserve. In addition, a percentage of the Levy will also go to support their award-winning Conservation Education Programme, which enables local school children to visit the Amakhala Conservation Centre to learn about wildlife conservation and sustainability for future generations.
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