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The next couple of pages show a summary of the itinerary, and then there is a page on each place that is included.
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Holiday Title: Discover South Africa at a Relaxed Pace
Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa for 12 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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Holiday Title: Discover South Africa at a Relaxed Pace
Passengers: 2 Adults
13 Day Car Rental: Group E: Toyota Corolla Automatic or similar (on Super Cover)
Drive into Cape Town to the Capd Cadogan, a boutique hotel whose original structure dates back to the beginning of the 19th century. You will feel the charm and character as soon as you arrive!
Drive to Mont Rochelle, a stunning hotel and vineyard just under an hour's drive from Cape Town in the town of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands. Franschhoek is a traditional vineyard town famously known as the French Corner of the Cape and is considered to be the food and wine capital of South Africa.
The Cape Winelands
Allow about 3 hours to drive to the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, where one of the true joys of a stay here is the freedome to nothing at all in absolute luxury. For those who want to venture beyond the comfort of the lodge, however, a world of new experiences awaits you - game drives, nature walks, bird watching, star gazing, rock art, rock formations and features, and spa treatments.
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
Drive to the Garden Route (approx 275 km / 3 h 15 mins).
The Garden Route
The Cape Cadogan is a stately double-storeyed Georgian and Victorian building that dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, and was declared a national monument in 1984.
The hotel is situated in the heart of Cape Town, just off the fashionable Kloof Street, so some of Cape Towns' finest restaurants are a leisurely stroll away, and you are just a short drive from the beaches at Camps Bay, Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront.
This boutique hotel is well known for its comfortable, luxurious atmosphere.
The reception areas are individually decorated and designed for comfort and tranquility.
The main public areas comprise a comfortable lounge with an open fireplace, a garden and pool area, and a library where you can relax and read or research your itinerary from the computer terminal provided for your convenience.
The 14 luxuriously appointed en-suite bedrooms are decorated with an eclectic mix of contemporary and antique furniture using dramatic fabrics to maximum effect.
The hotel also has as its presidential suite the Owners Villa. The space is decorated in a similar style to the main hotel with fabrics and textures forming a rich woven carpet were the classic old world style of Cape Town meets the new beautiful cafe society.
The Villa is a private space which has recently been opened to select guests and friends of the Owner, and includes an open plan lounge, dining area and modern kitchen. These spaces open up with wide double framed doors onto an outdoor deck area where comfortable lounges lie around the private plunge pool.
|Room:||1 x Luxury Room|
|Includes:||Breakfast is included.|
South Africa is today one of the major producers and exporters of wines worldwide, and has been producing wine since the middle of the 17th century. Franschhoek is nestled at the bottom of a valley, surrounded by rolling mountains, and is arguably one of the most prettiest villages in South Africa.
There are over 20 wine estates in the region, and staying in the area will give you the chance to either search out the labels you are familiar with from home or to go on a voyage of discovery and find new favourites.
The main street in Franschhoek is home to many excellent restaurants, and no fewer than 8 feature in the country's Top 100, quite deservedly earning the town the reputation of being South Africa's 'Food and Wine Capital'. Other activities include walking trails, hiking, cycling, horse-riding, fly fishing and golf. For those more adventurous, paragliding offers a stunning bird's eye view of the area. Or simply amble among an array of art shops, galleries and specialist stores that grace the village centre.
Nestled on the slopes of the majestic Franschhoek Mountains, the 5* Mont Rochelle is a Cape-Dutch style property, offering 22 bedrooms and suites, which span over 3 separate wings, giving guests the privacy and atmosphere of a boutique hotel. There is also a swimming pool, Wellness facility, sauna, and gymnasium for guests enjoyment.
Dining at Mont Rochelle is memorable - whether it be fine gourmet cuisine or a simple sandwich, guests will not be disappointed in the quality of the food served.
Sixteen hectares of the 39 hectare farm is under vine and boasts several wine varieties. Mont Rochelle also offers daily activities including private wine tasting and cellar tours, as well as walking and mountain biking trails, picnics and horse-riding.
|Room:||1 x Shiraz Room|
|Includes:||Breakfast is included.|
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is 58,000 hectares of undulating mountains and plains, indigenous fauna and flora, rock formations and rock art, and is an experience and a destination not to be missed.
Traverse the landscape of the reserve with a qualified ranger in comfortable open Land Rovers. Numerous species of plants, animals, big game and birds can be seen during the morning or afternoon drives. Sundowner evening drives offer spectacular displays of light as the evening sun sets over the Little Karoo. Returning back after dark, nocturnal animals can often be seen.
Guests can also enjoy a boat safari, in search of hippos and birds such as fish eagles, grey herons and Egyptian geese.
At Tilney Manor, comfortable lounges with fireplaces for winter nights, private verandas, romantic freestanding baths and carefully sheltered outdoor showers are just a few of the pleasures that guests can enjoy. Other comforts include air-conditioning, satellite television, private bars and tea/coffee making facilities.
The fully equipped Spa offers guests the opportunity to recover from the rigors of the outside world and restore their sense of inner harmony.
Tilney Manor has 6 luxuriously appointed rooms, and this exclusivity ensures that guests can experience personal service and world-class cuisine in an atmosphere of privacy and tranquillity.
Cape Georgian decor draws on the natural colours of the surrounding stone and vegetation, with subtle touches of San culture influencing the design throughout the guest rooms and conference facility.
The lush oasis setting of Tilney Manor is surrounded by carefully laid out indigenous gardens, which include a rim-flow pool.
|Room:||1 x Luxury Room (Protect and Save Package - available for selected periods only)|
|Includes:||All meals, shared game drives/boat trips, guided walks, tea/coffee, water, and game drive beverages are included. All other beverages are excluded and can be settled upon departure. Your rate also includes a donation towards the Save the Rhino initiative.
Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.
The warm Indian Ocean waters play at the feet of the exquisite Views Boutique Hotel & Spa. An idyllic paradise from which to unlock the secrets of South Africa's famed Garden Route, and a mere 20 minutes from George Airport, this luxury hotel perches high over the spectacular coastline.
The expansive Wilderness Beach is reason enough to visit Views. Here it really does seem as though time has stood still with kilometers of safe, secluded and uninterrupted beach waiting to be discovered at the bottom of the boardwalk. The coast is constantly patrolled by dolphins, often seen exuberantly surfing the break. In calving season Southern Right whales use this area as a nursery sometimes coming close inshore, allowing a privileged sighting.
The spa offers treatments designed to pamper and soothe. Or book the Rasul Steam Chamber with sensational shower, the Floatation Room for total stillness or the Hydrotherapy Bath, perfect for time with your partner. The use of the Vitality Pool and Tylarium Sauna are complimentary as well as the well equipped gym.
Views Boutique Hotel & Spa has 26 exquisitely furnished suites designed for absolute comfort. Natural light floods through frameless glass windows, bringing the outdoors in - offering spectacular Indian Ocean views to the south and the Outeniqua Mountains to the north.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served either inside the glass fronted restaurant or outside on the deck - both of which overlook the pristine Wilderness beach.
|Room:||1 x Sea View Suite (Stay 4/Pay 3 Package - available for selected periods only)|
|Includes:||Breakfast, use of the gym, sauna and hydrotherapy pool, and internet access are included.|
Holders of the following passports do not require a visa to enter South Africa when travelling as a tourist for stays up to 90 days: United Kingdom; United States of America; Canada; Australia; New Zealand; Ireland; Belgium; Netherlands; Italy; France; Germany; Spain, Switzerland. If you are a passport holder from another country, please contact your local South Africa High Commission or Embassy for up-to-date visa requirements, as citizens of certain countries (including New Zealand) are required to obtain visas before travelling. Please note that if you are applying to the Embassy for your visa, some visas can take a long time to be processed so please do take this into consideration, as it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa in place before you travel.
Please note that anyone travelling to South Africa should have a valid return ticket and a valid passport. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 30 days from the date of exit from South Africa. The passport must also have sufficient pages for entry/exit stamps - AT LEAST 2 BLANK PAGES. Only Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs) will be accepted to enter South Africa. Please note that extended passports are no longer accepted.
TRAVELLING TO/FROM SOUTH AFRICA WITH CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE AT DATE OF TRAVEL: The following requirements apply regardless of nationality. Parents travelling with children must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child, showing full details of the child's parents. If the birth certificate is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by a sworn translation issued by a competent authority in the country concerned. If the child is adopted, the adoption certificate must be produced. If only one parent is travelling, said parent must also show consent in the form of an affidavit from the other parent named on the birth certificate authorising the child to travel (the affidavit must be no more than 3 months old from the date of travel - a blank Parental Consent Affidavit can be downloaded from http://southafricahouseuk.com/documents/parentconaff.pdf), or a court order granting full parental responsibilities to the travelling parent, or (where applicable) a death certificate for the deceased parent. Legally separated parents should also provide a court order when the other parent does not give consent. Where a person is travelling with a child who is not their biological child, he/she must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child supplemented by affidavits from the child's parents/legal guardian giving consent for the child to travel and copies of the identity documents or passport of the parents/legal guardian PLUS their contact details. There are also additional rules for unaccompanied minors - available on request. PLEASE NOTE: All documents must be original - PHOTOCOPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED. In the case of foreign countries that do not issue unabridged birth certificates, a letter to this effect issued by the competent authority of the foreign country should be produced. For more information, contact the South African High Commission via http://southafricahouseuk.com/ or the South African Department of Home Affairs via http://www.dha.gov.za/.
PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with current passport and visa requirements.
You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to South Africa.
To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids, and keep out of the midday sun.
There is a risk of malaria in and around the Kruger National Park/Mpumalanga Province, the Limpopo (Northern) Province, and the north-eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal - check with your doctor about suitable antimalarial tablets. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.
There is no risk of yellow fever in South Africa, so a yellow fever vaccination is NOT required for travellers whose sole destination is South Africa. However, in accordance with International Health Reguations, South Africa requires all travellers over one year of age arriving from a yellow fever risk country, or having been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of such a country, to have a yellow fever certificate. These countries include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.