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Cellars-Hohenort Country House

Cape Town

Days 1 - 4: Cape Town

Cellars-Hohenort Country House Location Map

One of the great country house hotels of the Cape, the 5* Cellars-Hohenort Country House is a member of the international Relais & Chateaux Association.

Nestled against the densely forested eastern slopes of Table Mountain, the hotel is ideally situated as a central point from which to experience a diversity of activities, including Cape Point, Robben Island, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Constantia Valley Wine Route, the famous beaches of Boulders and Camps Bay. A mere15 minute drive will take you to the center of the city and the V&A Waterfront.

The award-winning gardens feature beautiful water features, several ponds, and a rose garden with more than 2,500 roses. The gardens slope up Table Mountain are spectacular throughout the year, with different blooms revealing themselves across the seasons. The 950 vines produce approximately 500 bottles of their own dessert wine, Vin de Hohenort, every year.

The award-winning Fresh Wellness Spa, with its range of treatments and facilities, is a haven of relaxation. Guests may also take advantage of the two solar-heated swimming pools and sun loungers, the onsite gym and running opportunities in the Constantia Green Belt, or play a game of tennis or a more leisurely game of croquet and petanque on the picnic lawns.

All the room and suites offer enchanting views of the idyllic landscaped gardens or across the Constantia Valley to False Bay. In addition, there are also 2 villas for those looking for more seclusion.

Example Details For Cellars-Hohenort Country House

Nights: 4 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Luxury Double Room with Verandah (Stay 3/Pay 2 offer applied - selected periods only)
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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Cellars-Hohenort Country House Location.

Address

Cellars-Hohenort Country House,93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia

Directions

From Cape Town International Airport: Travel on the N2 Highway towards Cape Town, take the turn-off to "Muizenberg, M3" to the left. Continue along the M3 (Edinburgh Drive) past the suburbs of Claremont, Bishop's Court and Wynberg.

Take Exit 14 off the M3 (Constantia/Hout Bay). Turn left at the intersection, travelling under the bridge. At the 2nd set of traffic lights, turn right into Brommersvlei Road.

The entrance to the hotel will be on the left, 2.5 km down Brommersvlei Road.

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.

The Hotel is adjacent to the world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and minutes away from the Constantia Wine Route. There are breathtaking scenic drives around the Cape of Good Hope and 11 world class golf courses in close proximity. The hotel has 9 acres of magnificently landscaped gardens and a small vineyard. The gardens feature roses, herbaceous borders, herbs, indigenous flora as well as a unique Knot Garden.

In keeping with the beautiful natural surroundings, recreational facilities include 2 swimming pools, a tennis court and a chipping and putting golf green designed by Gary Player. There is also a fully equipped spa.

The Marine

Hermanus

Days 5 - 6: Hermanus

The Marine Location Map

The 5* Marine Hotel is a member of the Relais & Chateaux Association and has secured its position among the finest hotels in the world.

The Marine is one of South Africa’s most spectacular seaside hotels. Located on Hermanus’ famous cliff path, overlooking the breathtaking Walker Bay in the Western Cape’s Overberg region, the hotel is the ultimate location for whale watching during whale season – often directly from the comfort of the sea view bedrooms.

Stroll along the cliff-hugging path to the golf club and view the miles of white sandy beach beyond. Otherwise, there's the sparkling, heated courtyard pool, perfect for catching some African sun. Spend the remainder of your day in the reading Room or watch (in Spring) the Southern Right Whales play in the bay.

Carchele Health and Beauty Spa provides an experience not to be missed. A comprehensive list of treatments is available to refresh and revitalise your body, mind and spirit.

The Marine Hotel has 40 individually decorated bedrooms and suites, each with private facilities.

All rooms are arranged in the highest standard of style and comfort. The bathrooms, a study in marble, chrome and luxurious deep pile towelling, offer the perfect recipe for relaxation amongst the bubbles.

Many have commanding views across Walker Bay or into the beautiful internal courtyards with its swimming pool and garden.

Example Details For The Marine

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Luxury Double Sea View
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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The Marine Location.

Address

The Marine,Marine Drive, Hermanus

Directions

From Cape Town/Stellenbosch: Follow the N2 to George/Mossel Bay over 2 mountain passes (Sir Lowry's Pass and Houwhoek Pass). After the 2nd pass, turn right onto R43 to Kleinmond/Hermanus. You will pass suburbs called Hawston, Fisherhaven, Vermont, Onrus and Sandbaai. When entering Hermanus, continue through the town to the traffic lights situated at a sharp left corner at the end of the main street, follow the street round to the left. Travel for about 0.5 km until the stop sign (cross roads). Turn right. The Marine is immediately on your left.

From Franschhoek: Take the R45 towards Villiersdorp. Turn left and drive to Villersdorp, then take the R43 towards Botriver. (You will turn onto the N2 for a short while). Take the R43 in the direction of Hermanus. You will pass the Kleinmond turn and then the suburbs of Hawston, Fisherhaven, Vermont, Onrus and Sandbaai. Follow the directions as above.

From the Garden Route: Follow the N2 towards Cape Town. 10 km past Riviersonderend, turn left onto the R326 to Stanford and follow the signs to Hermanus. On entering Hermanus, keep on the main road and turn left at the cross roads/stop sign. The hotel will be immediately on your 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.

The room amenities include a mini bar, a flat screen television with satellite TV, a hairdryer, in-room safe, tea/coffee making facilities, a welcome bottle of wine and fruit platter upon arrival, a twice daily housekeeping service at a time convenient to your schedule, complimentary Wi-Fi and a complimentary newspaper. Hot water bottles are placed in the beds at turndown in winter.

The Double Rooms have an en-suite bathroom as well as air conditioning and under-floor heating. Some of the rooms open out onto private balconies.

The Luxury Double Rooms with Sea View have a comfortable seating area and spacious en-suite bathroom, and air conditioning and under-floor heating throughout.

The Premier Suites have a separate lounge and 2 of the suites include a fireplace.

The saltwater pool is situated in The Marine's internal courtyard where guests can enjoy relaxing on the comfortable poolside loungers set out each morning. An outdoor shower adjacent to the pool allows guests to rinse off after their refreshing swim.

The Carchele Beauty Spa at The Marine is a full-service spa that offers basic and signature treatments.

The Collection Boutique offers a selection of items from acclaimed South African designers.

Overlooking the incredible Walker Bay, The Sun Lounge at The Marine is the ideal spot to enjoy drinks and snacks while searching the waters for resident and visiting marine life. Origins at The Marine offers relaxed social dining in the comfortable surrounds of a modern kitchen-focused restaurant. The Pavilion serves as the breakfast room at The Marine.

The Plettenberg

The Garden Route

Days 7 - 9: The Garden Route

The Plettenberg Location Map

The Plettenberg is a 5* Relais & Chateaux Hotel built on a rocky headland with breathtaking vistas of the sea, mountains and miles of golden sand.

Guests can experience fabulous sightings of playful dolphins and resident Orca and Bryde's whales in the bay from the hotel terraces. For the more adventurous there are numerous excursions and activities within close proximity to the hotel.

With the illusion of flowing right into the bay beyond The Plettenberg, both the pools offer stunning views, comfortable loungers and all-day poolside service.

The spa, with its cool, calm interior, is the perfect retreat for guests looking to relax, unwind and recharge. The spa menu features a range of indulgent signature treatments and spa packages for ladies, gents and couples.

Set in a contemporary environment, SeaFood at The Plettenberg draws hotel guests and locals alike to the 'The Collection restaurant with the best view'. The indoor dining section offers beautiful views of the pool and ocean, while the outdoor terrace is perfect for alfresco dinners, with mesmerising ocean vistas - especially at sunset. The restaurant is renowned for its ocean bounty, drawing inspiration from the rich marine life that can be found in Plettenberg Bay.

Other hotel facilities include a boutique offering a unique selection of specialty items and clothing from acclaimed South African designers.

The 37 luxury rooms and suites offer a truly idyllic and indulgent experience. Whatever room category you choose, from a Double Room right up to a spacious Premier Suite with a private step-out balcony looking out over the bay and surrounding area, you can rest assured that you will enjoy stylish and comfortable accommodation.

In addition, there is the separate 2 villas - the 2 bedroomed Beach House and 3 bedroomed Lookout Villa - which are ideal for those wanting more privacy or who are travelling with larger families. Both villas also have their own private swimming pool.

Example Details For The Plettenberg

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Luxury Double Room with Sea View (Stay 3/Pay2 offer applied - selected periods only)
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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The Plettenberg Location.

Address

The Plettenberg,40 Church Street, Plettenberg Bay

Directions

From Cape Town/Hermanus/The Winelands/Swellendam/Wilderness/Knysna: Follow the N2 to Plettenberg Bay. At the Plettenberg Bay roundabout on the N2 (by the Shell Ultra City Service station), take the third exit onto Marine Way. Continue on Marine Way which becomes Strand Street. Turn left into Sewell Street, continue along this road and turn right into Church Street. The hotel is situated on the left at the end of Church Street. 

From Port Elizabeth: Take the N2 to Plettenberg Bay. Turn left at the Engen Service station into Beacon Way. Stay on Beacon Way, driving up the hill, and after approx 1.5km there is a roundabout - take the second exit and continue straight onto Main Street. After 500m, turn left into Church Street. The hotel is situated on the left at the end of Church Street. 

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 and suites have air conditioning, heated towel rails, a mini bar, a safe, tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi, a heater, satellite/cable TV, a hair dryer and underfloor heating.

Double Rooms are individually decorated and offer a spacious bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

Luxury Double Rooms have an en-suite bedroom plus their own sitting area. The Luxury Double Sea View Rooms have private step-out balconies as well.

The Suites have an en-suite bedroom plus a separate lounge area. The Premier Suites have a private step-out balcony as well.

The Beach House has 2 en-suite bedrooms, a large sitting room with fireplace, a dining room and a small service kitchen, a private swimming pool, flat-screen TV and DVD player, satellite TV channels, and Wi-Fi throughout.

The Lookout Villa has 3 en-suite bedrooms, an open-plan lounge and dining area, a well-stocked galley kitchen, a private swimming pool and garden, flat-screen TV and DVD player, satellite TV channels, and Wi-Fi.

The hotel has one restaurant - SeaFood at The Plettenberg is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. The Sandbar is a contemporary cocktail bar and lounge that is open to residents and non-residents. 24 hour room service is also available.

Credit cards are accepted.

There is a main swimming pool and a spa.

There is secure parking.

Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Days 10 - 12: Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp Location Map

Located in the game-rich Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, and hidden on the banks of the Msuthu River lies Little Bush Camp. The warmth and vibrancy, combined with an intimacy and seclusion, makes this an ideal bush retreat for friends, families or small groups.

Skilled rangers and trackers lead you on adventurous wildlife safaris in open Land Rovers both day and night, tracking the Big 5 off-road and viewing up to 200 species of animals and 300 bird species. In addition, a walking safari with your ranger is optional and takes place after breakfast. Community tours to the local village, where the majority of the staff come from, can also be arranged.

The lodge itself is intimate, centred on an inviting lounge and leading to an elegant outdoor dining area that rests in the dappled shade of local trees. The pool area is just out of sight across the riverbed and an outdoor boma is the perfect setting for indulging in the finest safari cuisine under the African star-studded sky and surrounded by the enchanting noises of the African bush at night.

The lodge has just 6 beautiful suites, all with private decks overlooking the riverbed and surrounding natural bush. Each thatched suite is individually styled with a designer bed, draped mosquito nets, genuine African artefacts, wooden finishes and creative use of colours, textures and light.

Luxurious en-suite bathrooms feature both indoor and outdoor showers, while the heated spa bath on each secluded deck offers a delightfully decadent vantage point from which to relax and watch the bushveld and abundant wildlife.

Example Details For Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Luxury Suite (3 Night Package including Johannesburg-Skukuza flight)
Includes: Johannesburg-Skukuza flight with Airlink; twice-daily open 4x4 safari vehicle shared safari drives; the Guest Conservation Contribution; walking safaris; breakfast, lunch and "boma" dinner; selected beverages (excluding cellar wine collection and premium brands) and South African house wines; tourism levy; sundowner drinks during your evening safari; and return Skukuza Airport transfers are included. IN ADDITION: 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).

Children aged 13 years and older are permitted on guided walks in the reserve.

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

 
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Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp Location.

Address

Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp,Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand (via Shaw's Gate)

Directions

From Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction): Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536.

Once on the R536, continue along this road for approximately 34.5 km and on the left-hand side of the road, you will see lodge signboards for various lodges including Inyati, Idube, Exeter and Savanna. Go past these, and approximately 3 km further on, on the left-hand side of the road, you will see signposts for the private game reserves of MalaMala, Sabi Sabi and Londolozi. Turn left here onto the gravel road. Travel for approximately 8.5 km and you will get to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve Shaw's Gate. 

From the Kruger Mpumalanga/Nelspruit International Airport: Turn right out of the airport onto the R538 and follow the signs to White River (Witrivier). Continue for approximately 12 km, until you reach the first set of traffic lights in White River, with the mosque on your left. Turn right and travel towards Hazyview on the R40. After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn right here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway respectively 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). Keep on the N4 until you reach Nelspruit, where you will turn left onto the R40 to White River. In White River, at the first set of traffic lights in the town itself, turn left, following signs to Hazyview and Wildtuin/Kruger National Park. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right. Cross over the next set of traffic lights and then at the final set, with a Caltex garage on your right, turn left on the R40 for Hazyview (the R538, via the Numbi Gate, is a busy road and not recommended). After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Johannesburg/Pretoria via Scenic Route: 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). Take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing. In Lydenburg/Mashishing, follow the signs to Sabie over the Long Tom Pass (the highest tar road in South Africa). In Sabie, take the R536 to Hazyview. Just before Hazyview you will reach a T-junction. Turn right onto the R40 towards Hazyview. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Hoedspruit Airport: Turn right out of the airport towards the R40. At the T-junction, turn left onto the R40 towards White River and Hazyview. Proceed on the R40 for approximately 88 km until you reach a set of traffic lights in Hazyview with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn left here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536.  Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From the Paul Kruger Gate: Go through the gate, and follow the R536 to Hazyview. Continue along this road for approximately 4.5 km and on the right-hand side of the road, you will see lodge signboards for the private game reserves of MalaMala, Sabi Sabi and Londolozi. Turn right here onto the gravel road. Travel for approximately 8.5 km and you will get to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve Shaw's Gate.

ONCE AT THE SHAW’S 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). 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 through the reserve.

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.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 12:30 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 10:30 for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 13 years and older are welcome. Children under 13 can only be accommodated if the entire lodge is booked exclusively.

All suites have air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outside showers, private deck with outdoor bath/jacuzzi, hair dryer, mini bar, safe, fan, heater, a lounge area, tea/coffee making facilities, mosquito nets, and a telephone.

Little Bush Camp has a boma, boutique shop, lounge area, a main swimming pool area for guest’s enjoyment, full bar facilities and complimentary internet access. There is also a game viewing hide.

A Spa is available at Bush or Earth Lodge. The lodge can, on request, also offer in-suite massage treatments.

Two safaris per day are included - departing morning and afternoon/evening - each approximately 3 hours in duration and including a coffee/sundowner stop.

A walking safari with your rangers is optional and takes place after breakfast.

The lodge also offers a Community Tour, available to Sabi Sabi guests after breakfast each day. This is to be pre-booked at an additional charge, and these funds are invested back into the community. The tour focuses on an authentic experience, and you will have the chance to view life from the perspective of the staff, as the majority of the staff are from the local communities of Lillydale, Justicia and Huntington.

Credit card services are available.

A laundry service is available (additional cost).

A Guest Conservation Contribution has been included within 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 camp is a 20 minute drive away from the airstrip.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children aged 13 years and older are permitted on guided walks in the reserve. A guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.

Regardless of age, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.

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