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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: Unforgettable Landscapes
Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa for 7 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.
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Holiday Title: Unforgettable Landscapes
Passengers: 2 Adults
Transfer from Cape Town Airport to The Last Word Constantia
Transfer from The Last Word Constantia to Cape Town Railway Station
The Blue Train
Complimentary transfer to Illyria House.
Transfer from Pretoria to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
South African Airways SA8841: Fly ECONOMY CLASS from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo (JNB) to Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga (MQP)
You will be met from your flight by a representative from Jock Safari lodge, and transferred to the lodge.
Kruger National Park
You will be transferred back to the airport.
South African Airways SA 8846: Fly from Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga (MQP) to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo (JNB)
The Last Word Constantia is located in the heart of the Cape's most famous and beautiful suburbs amongst the leafy vines of the oldest winelands in the Cape. This 5* boutique hotel is conveniently positioned in close proximity to many of the celebrated Cape restaurants, and is only a minute or 2 away from the chic Constantia Mall with its wide variety of fashionable shops and restaurants.
Great attention to detail has been placed on offering guest their privacy- even the luxury swimming pool and surrounding tanning deck has been landscaped and sunk below ground level, to ensure you can be private from your few fellow guests.
Constantia is a beautiful and unique suburb. Famous for its winelands and exceptionally fine restaurants, it is also considered the birthplace of the country's wine farming industry, the region boasts several world-class wine estates which all produce award-winning wines.
Along the well-signposted wine route, wine estates to visit include Steenburg, Constantia Uitsig, Buitenverwachting, Klein Constantia, and Groot Constantia.
The Last Word Constantia offers 7 magnificent and spacious bedrooms. The attention to detail in the extravagantly well-appointed en-suite bathrooms is a special feature.
Throughout the hotel, decor is predominantly traditional Constantia country-style, elegant and sophisticated. A unique and relaxing atmosphere is created in part by the examples of eclectic African art evident throughout this luxury boutique hotel. In addition, specially commissioned original mosaic art adorns selected patios.
|Room:||1 x Superior Double Room on a Stay for 3 Nights, Only Pay for 2 basis|
|Includes:||Breakfast, all beverages (including premium spirits), and wireless internet are included.|
The Cape Town to Pretoria journey on the Blue Train offers guests a compelling and unforgettable combination of luxury train travel, world-class service, and fine dining, all set against a magnificent ever-changing backdrop of the beautiful South African countryside.
The individually controlled air-conditioned Luxury and Deluxe Suites all offer the choice of twin or double bed sleeping arrangements, made up every night by your onboard butler with the finest bed linen.
Private en-suite marble tiled bathrooms offer showers or deep baths for luxuriant soaking.
In addition, the Luxury Suites include a private digital entertainment centre and an inviting selection of music CDs and big-screen movies on DVD.
This unforgettable journey takes 2 nights, departing Cape Town at 16:00 on selected dates. As the sky darkens over the landscape on your first night aboard, you adorn yourself in your finest silks and satins, diamonds and pearls, tuxedos and ties, as you prepare to dine in the subtle intimacy of a table for 2 or in the privacy of your own suite.
The next day after a relaxing morning and a sumptuous 3 course lunch, you arrive at Kimberley Station, where you visit the Kimberley Open Mine Museum. Experience this town as it was during the diamond years, and see the largest uncut diamond in the world, and also visit the Big Hole - the largest hand-dug excavation in the world.
Having spent a second night on the train, breakfast can be enjoyed at leisure and is served between 07:30 and 10:00. The train arrives into Pretoria at 10:30, and you will be assisted by your butler to disembark and make your way into the Arrivals Lounge..
|Room:||0 x Deluxe Suite - 2018|
|Includes:||All meals, high tea, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and off-the train excursions (excluding French Champagne, caviar and external telephone calls) are included.|
Illyria House is a magnificent colonial manor set in a secure Ambassaderial area, yet only 5 minutes from the Pretoria Railway Station and 25 minutes from the O.R Tambo International Airport.
Famous for its collection of 17th century tapestries, fine antiques and exquisite cuisine, the addition of soft classical music, tranquil gardens abundant with birdlife, and a gracious interior make a stay here an unforgettable experience. Illyria House is the ideal way to start or end any trip to South Africa.
Guest with more time in Pretoria can relax in the splendid settings of this fine guest house, explore the city of Pretoria for themselves, or join a city tour taking in the Voortrekker Monument, Church Square, Kruger/Melrose House and the Union Buildings.
Pretoria can also be used as a base from which to visit the Rhino & Lion Park, the Pilanesberg National Park, Sun City, the Lesedi cultural village, and nearby Johannesburg and Soweto.
With only limited rooms, exceptional hospitality and cuisine are assured.
Guests are welcomed by their own personal butler, who will attend to your every desire.
Guests can also enjoy treatments in the Wellness Spa, or in the privacy of their own suite.
|Room:||1 x Classic Suite|
|Includes:||Breakfast and dinner are included.|
Jock Safari Lodge is one of the very first privately owned camps situated in the world famous Kruger National Park, with exclusive traversing rights over 6,000 hectares of private concession in what is regarded as the best Big 5 game viewing area.
Daily guided game drives and walks led by professional rangers offer exciting close encounters with Africa's wildlife, including lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant. Some of the drives will be on the lodge's own concession, but others may be in the Kruger Park itself, where your ranger will be restricted to remaining on the road network at all times.
Guests are offered African cuisine which incorporates an abundance of flavours. The head chef and his team conjure up dishes of legendary proportions, allowing your taste buds to follow their own African journey. The cuisine is presented in a variety of locations, from silver service in the elegant dining room, to an eating adventure under the panorama of the African night.
There is also a fully equipped spa, with therapy rooms, hydrotherapy bath, a steam room and a sauna.
Twelve luxury air-conditioned suites offer guests the unique opportunity to experience the gracious style of old world elegance surrounded by unspoilt wilderness.
Each suite has a private sala (outdoor lounge) that overlooks the river. The romantic bathrooms and outdoor showers share the same river view and sightings of animals can be seen from the comfort and privacy of your own room. Your private terrace has its own plunge pool and a wooden walkway to a lapa overlooking the riverbed. There is also the option to sleep alfresco on your sala in an outdoor bed complete with netting, fan and a cosy duvet.
|Room:||1 x Luxury Suite - Protect and Save Package|
|Includes:||All meals, return airport transfers, game drives, guided walks (subject to availability of guide), tea/coffee, water, and game drive beverages are included. All other beverages are excluded and can be settled upon departure. PLEASE NOTE: The Kruger National Park Daily Conservation Fee is NOT included - this is currently R50 per person per stay - subject to change.
Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on walking safaris.
Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.
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; 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 compy 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.