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Lairds Lodge
Lairds Lodge

Lairds Lodge is perfectly positioned between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. This gracious Cape Dutch homestead offers, mountain views, wide-open spaces, a secluded swimming pool and gentle walks on the 24-acre estate. The high ceilinged individually decorated rooms convey a feeling of tranquil elegance and include cushioned comfort, neutral colours, percale linen and specialized toiletries. The Lodge is perfectly positioned to explore the entire Garden Route, from the Wilderness in the west to the Tsitsikamma forests in the east. Courtyards and verandahs with blazing braziers and the intimate cognac & cigar lounge make for a truly South African experience. With easy access to superb beaches, world class golf courses, and hiking trails, including the renown Robberg Nature and Marine Reserve and Tsitsikamma National Park. Experience the ultimate whale and dolphin watching aboard a twin hulled cruiser. Oyster tasting, the Knysna elephants, and Plettenberg Bay's Monkeyland are some of the many attractions. This gracious Cape Dutch homestead offers spectacular mountain views, wide open spaces, a secluded swimming pool, and gentle walks on the 24 acre estate. Specializing in seafood and game, flavoured with fresh herbs from the garden, the lodge kitchen serves mouthwatering gourmet dinners, fine wines, and sumptuous breakfasts. Activities: The Garden Route offers surprisingly varied activies for everyone: Take a spectacular mountain bike trailor traverse 30m above forest floor in our Tree Top Tours. There are scenic flights and gliding, paragliding and blackwater tubing, in unrivalled beauty. For the less energetic there is the Outeniqua choo - Tjoe, a unique steam train. The Elephant Park - the legacy of the Knysna elephant. Monkeyland - a primate sanctuary

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The Cape Milner Hotel
The Cape Milner Hotel

Cradled beneath the majestic Table Mountain in Cape Town's trendy suburb of Tamboerskloof, lies The Cape Milner. This exquisite hotel offers a sophisticated and contemporary ambience with the highest standards in style and luxury. Renowned for excellent service, a chic atmosphere, and stunning interior decor, The Cape Milner was voted one of South Africa's best boutique hotels by acclaimed local magazine House and Leisure. The sweeping panorama of Table Mountain from the restaurant terrace, the hotel's alluring interior, and its close proximity to the city centre and trendy Kloof Street, makes the Cape Milner one of Cape Town's hottest spots. Exuberant staff and management live by an 'anything is possible' philosophy that makes each guest feel like a VIP, and ensures that your stay at the Cape Milner is an unique and unforgettable experience. The Cape Milner offers world-class accommodation in 57 luxurious rooms, each offering spectacular views of Table Mountain. All rooms are en-suite, have remote control television, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones and air-conditioning. For those seeking a taste of the good life, our superb restaurant, 2 on Milner, serves up a fine array of both local and international cuisine, with impeccable service to match. With its attentive staff taking care of your every need, 2 on Milner is the perfect retreat to end a busy day's sightseeing and exploring. Enjoy the restaurant's natural ambience as you take your time savouring one of our many mouth-watering dishes over a glass of chilled Cape wine. The facilities for guests includes the following: · 24 hour Reception services · 24 hour security · Currency exchange facilities · Disabled facilities · Laundry Service · Major credit cards accepted · Shuttle service to/from Airport and CBD · Fully equipped gym · Swimming pool · Undercover and off street parking

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Huijis Haerlem in Sea Point
Huijis Haerlem in Sea Point

The stars seem closer here, high above Sea Point and the Atlantic Ocean, with not much to block your views of Signal Hill, Robben Island, and Bloubergstrand. The spacious gardens and pool terrace are therefore perfect spots for enjoying breathtaking sunsets. Huijs Haerlem is ideally situated, within walking distance from the boulevard, 3km away from the Waterfront and Cape Town City Center, and only a 10 minute drive from the famous beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. Although attractions such as Kirstenbosch, art galleries, museums, and Cape Point, are all nearby, many guest are tempted to stay and relax by the solar-heated pool, soaking up the sunshine in peace and tranquility. Your hosts are there for your well-being. Benefit from their love and knowledge of the surroundings. They have stayed at many guesthouses, hotels, and game lodge accommodations, and have travelled the most scenic routes. They will gladly assist with travel and touring arrangements. Comfort and peace are keynotes for the whole establishment. Huijs Haerlem exudes a warm atmosphere: one lounge is furnished with exquisite Dutch antique furniture, while the second lounge displays the South African vernacular. Depending on the weather, sumptuous and leisurely breakfasts are served either on the pool terrace, the east-facing veranda, or in the dining room. While some rooms have Internet access, Internet, fax and e-mail facilities are available in the central study. Relax and enjoy a good book while lounging in the study or unwind and soak up the sun while lazing by the pool. Do all this while savouring a glass of complimentary sherry. Recreation & Activities - Swimming Pool Additional Facilities: Safe Deposit Reading Lounge Non Smoking Establishment Open Parking Private Garden / Patio Off Site Parking Services: Business Services Internet Access Room Cleaning Service Laundry Service Suitable for - Families, Single Travellers, Business Travelers, Youth and Gay Friendly.

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The Pinnacle Private Cape Town Apartment
The Pinnacle Private Cape Town Apartment

The Pinnacle is a two-bedroom unit that includes a living room, kitchen, study, a butler, and donates a portion of its profits to a foundation dedicated to educating local children. Step out onto the balcony and broaden your view of Cape Town's historic Bo-Kaap district, just west of the city center, whose cobblestoned lanes creep toward Signal Hill, seen rising in the background. From your room, you'll hear a gun being fired precisely at noon each day, echoing the cannon that used to herald incoming ships. Most of Bo-Kapp's residents, called Cape Malays, are descendants of the Indonesians, Indians, Madagascans, and Malaysians brought to the region as slaves by the Dutch East India Company in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This vibrant neighborhood is largely Muslim, with minarets punctuating the low skyline of Cape Dutch and Georgian architecture. In recent years, chic loft apartments have sprouted up amid the pastel houses.

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Private Luxury Tented Lodging
Private Luxury Tented Lodging

Surrounded by six kilometers of pristine beach, Cape Coastal forest and fynbos, a unique luxurious tented hideaway awaits in an enchanting unspoilt haven. This privately owned 84-hectare nature reserve nestled between Buffelsbaai and the quaint town of Knysna offers an unforgettable experience for nature lovers. Inspired by nature and pygmy elephants that are believed to have roamed the coastal forests more than 400 years ago, the owners of Endlovana (Xhosa for 'Place of the Small Elephant’) have created a restful place that blends completely with the tranquil surroundings, broken only by birdsong and crashing waves. The magic of this hideaway is that the camp is booked for your exclusive use, making it a perfect retreat for families, a safe place for a special group of friends to unwind, a romantic holiday for two or a getaway for a small business group. Raised wooden walkways meander among the forest to four permanent luxury tents set on elevated decks. The comfortably furnished tents blend with the natural surroundings to ensure privacy. Each tent sleeps two people and has its own rustic forest bathroom. Additional tents can be erected on adjoining wooden decks for larger groups or families with children. The large tent on the main deck has its own relaxation area overlooking the lush treetops. A few steps further, you’ll find a spacious tented bathroom, complete with an old fashioned bath. For a honeymoon couple, getting romantic in your own natural hideaway couldn’t be more private or special! A cosy braai area leads to a charming communal dining and entertainment deck that all merge naturally into the surrounding milk woods and coastal forest. The well equipped kitchen features every electrical appliance to make self-catering and entertainment a relaxing pastime. Wander along a walkway towards the beach and you’ll discover a sheltered wooden sundeck. The unforgettable view of pristine private coastline holds the promise of memorable sundowners and breathtaking sunrise experiences.

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Umngazi River Lodge
Umngazi River Lodge

Umngazi River Lodge is an attractive and comfortable, away-from-it-all resort with all the modern amenities one requires for a fantastic vacation. Add to that Umngazi's laid-back atmosphere and unique scenery and you have the formula for a memorable stay. Here you'll be pampered in spacious thatch-roofed bungalows each with en suite bathroom and private open-air shower. The days here are all yours to enjoy. While the more active may be tempted by beach walks and activities, simply relaxing in comfortable and private surroundings remains a substantial temptation. Relax in our special, secluded honeymoon cottages, with spa baths and double outside showers with views to die for. Umngazi's chefs delight in tempting the most jaded palate and the ever changing table d'hote menu is always filled with culinary delights. You may choose to enjoy some of these delectable culinary delights while sitting outside on the shady timber deck overlooking the pool and lagoon. Here you'll be pampered in spacious thatch-roofed single or double bungalows each with en suite bathrooms and private open-air showers. The bungalows nestle among lush gardens where frangipani, hibiscus and bougainvillea grow in tropical profusion, complementing the extensively indigenous landscape. Activites and facilities at the hotel include the following: Facilities: Swimming Pool Boat Slipway Tennis Snooker Table Tennis Spa & Wellness Centre Activities: Walking Trails Guided walks Rock, river or fly fishing. Mountain-biking (bring your own bike - the trails are amazing) Water-skiing (you'll need your own boat and skis) Umngazi Bungalows have more than enough to entertain the whole family. They even have a children's playroom and play area with full time nannies (to help make your stay that much more enjoyable). The hotel has an on-site shop, well-stocked with toiletries, fishing tackle, and holiday-wear (should you have forgotten that essential something).

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Flamingo Bay Lodge
Flamingo Bay Lodge

Flamingo Bay is an unique, new lodge, situated in the Inhambane Bay. The lodge is built on stilts over the waters of the Inhambane Bay on the Barra Penninsula, offering guests peace & tranquillity. There are 20 spacious, air conditioned, luxury, over water chalets all with beautiful views. All rooms have an en suite shower and toilet, tea/coffee making facilities in each room. The lodges have a balcony with loungers and steps into the ocean for swimming and snorkelling when the tide is in. There is also a luxury honeymoon suite with a view, as well as a free bottle of champagne for honeymooners. Facilities: 20 Spacious Over Water Chalets Built On Stilts In The Inhambane Bay Air Conditioned Tea/Coffee Making Facilities Balcony With Loungers Steps Into The Ocean For Swimming And Snorkelling Conference Facilities Bar & Restaurant Swimming Pool Nearby Activities: Snorkelling Trips Scuba Diving Fully Equipped Dive Centre Catamaran Yacht Charter Boat Fishing Fishing From Croca Skis Ocean Safaris Quad Bikes Mangrove Sightseeing Trips to Inhambane Dhow Trips Horse Riding Water Sports

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Kwando Lebala Camp
Kwando Lebala Camp

Lebala means "wide open spaces" in Setswana and the scenery is dominated by vast plains with scattered palms and tree clumps backed by wooded savannas. This wild expanse is contrasted with the casual elegance and luxury of the camp itself. Lebala Camp is situated 30 kilometers to the south of Lagoon Camp and fronts onto the Linyanti Wetlands. Open grasslands scattered with Illala Palms stretch to the south and west of Lebala. The perennial and southernly flowing Kwando River disappears into the vast marshes before emerging as the Linyanti River, flowing in a north easterly direction. The eight spacious tents are unique and were designed by us specifically for this camp. Each one is built on a raised teak deck, laid out with maximum comfort and privacy in mind. The tents have an entrance foyer with a reading and writing area, en-suite bathrooms with Victorian clawfoot bathtubs, "his and hers" washbasins and flush toilets. Each secluded tent has its own sundeck, and is set back among the trees. The endless vistas from the large windows and decks across the vast plains, make Lebala one of the finest wilderness camps in Africa. The wetlands and flood plains around Lebala offer a wonderful variety of wildlife with excellent sightings of elephants, hippos, lechwes, zebras, giraffes, impalas, wildebeest, kudus, tsessebes, roans, sables, buffalos and the ever present predators: wild dogs, lions, cheetahs and hyenas. After dark, spotlights are switched on and the game drives expose our guests to nocturnal sightings of rare and elusive species such as leopards, Selous Mongooses, small spotted genets, and aardwolfs, to name a few. Mouth-watering meals are prepared by our chefs and served in the open-sided dining room. After dinner, there is a wonderful camp fire around which to sip a coffee or enjoy a nightcap. In the warmer months, feel free to take a refreshing swim in the Lebala pool! Lebala has a staff complement of 22 to cater to our guests. The camp balances understated elegance with untamed Africa to perfection.

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Small Group African Tours
Small Group African Tours

We will be leading small group escorted tours to South Africa, including: Victoria Falls, Zambia, Mozambique, and Botswana. These tours will be led by us and will include other specialized guides that will be joining us for different portions of the trip. The maximum size of these trips will be 12 maximum. This number of participants will ensure a very personalized service orientated experience. As well, for some of the smaller rural areas and Safari camps, this number will be easier to obtain space for, so we can all stay together. I place a high emphasis on personal, casual, relaxed travel, having fun, and creating connections and experiences that will last for a lifetime. This is a not an impersonal mass tourism tour, with 30 odd other folks, a glossy brochure tour, that some local Travel agent is selling but has no education or interest in the country. I grew up in South Africa, travel back at least once a year, have been a South Africa Tourism Destination specialist for a long time, I love what I do, am very proud of what this country has accomplished and has to offer. The itineraries of these trips will be to give the participants an expanded and deeper experience of South Africa, and Southern Africa. The general theme will be to keep a balance between the generally most requested popular areas: Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Safaris, during whale watching season , we will spend time in Hermanus, Johannesburg, Apartheid Museum, and the more unexplored lesser known areas of this region. Such areas will be focused on culture, people, local traditions and the scenery natural beauty of these areas. A nice balance between urban and rural, a complete insight into this unique and vibrant country. This offers you the opportunity, not mandatory, for charity kindness as some the places we will visit, would benefit from school supplies, uniforms, soccer balls, soccer uniforms, basic first aid kits, and reading books for rural libraries, etc.

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Victoria Falls Tongbezi Luxury Sindabezi
Victoria Falls Tongbezi Luxury Sindabezi

Sindabezi Island Camp is our private island paradise nestled in the waters of the Zambezi, upstream of the Victoria Falls. Not only is it the only African bush camp in the area, but the island is also the only bush camp that can be enjoyed exclusively as a private booking. Here, in our haven of natural tranquillity, you will truly experience the sights & sounds of the African bush. From Sindabezi, the flood plain of the mighty Zambezi & the views of the wildlife in the nearby National Park will capture your soul. Your stay at Sindabezi Island Camp begins with either a short boat ride or a guided canoe trip down the Zambezi to the island. Along the way there are lots of opportunities for game viewing, as we pass close to the shores of Zimbabwe where many animals wander from the Zambezi National Park to water at the river’s edge. The main camp area is set on the sand & is the perfect place just to relax, unwind & simply enjoy the peace & tranquillity of this tiny island. At night, the main camp is transformed into a world of yesteryear, with the absence of electricity adding to the romance & charm of this magical island. Five star dining on the sand, under the canopy of stars, with the river meandering past & the unmistakable sounds of hippos wallowing nearby, assure an experience never to be forgotten. The following land-based activities are also available, fully inclusive: The Victoria Falls ~ An unforgettable visit to the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Mosi-oa-Tunya Game Park ~ Home to Zambia's only 5 white rhino, as well as other bird & wildlife. Mukuni Park ~ Mukuni Park is home to a variety of good quality curio markets in Livingstone town. Guided Museum Tours ~ Learn about Zambia's culture & history. Mukuni Village ~ The home to the Tokaleya people & visitors are very welcome. Maramba Market ~ Experience the 'people's market' of Livingstone ~ a real slice of Zambian life. Tujatane School ~ Spend time with the children of the Tongabezi Trust School.

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