Cape Town – Stellenbosch

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DURATION: 8 Days 7 Nights

Day 01 to 04: Protea Hotel Sea Point.

Depart from Blantyre, Chileka airport for your flight to Cape Town (own arrangement), upon your arrival and after taking position of your hire car (own arrangement) make your way to the Protea Hotel Sea Point, Sea Point. The accommodation at the Protea is on a Bed and Breakfast basis for 3 nights. Whilst in Cape Town you are free to enjoy the city at your own leisure.

This stylish hotel is based in the heart of Sea Point overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, 26km from Cape Town International Airport. Consisting of 124 bedrooms, 6 are ‘Luxury Art’ suites designed and decorated by selected South African artists. All rooms overlook either the ocean or historic Signal Hill and Lions Head. The elegantly appointed rooms are air -conditioned and offer satellite television and tea/coffee making facilities.

With majestic Table Mountain and Signal Hill as a backdrop, this distinctive hotel offers luxury and style. Soak up the sun beside the sparkling plunge pool, take exhilarating walks along the promenade or make use of the hotel’s gym and wellness centre. This unique hotel also offers a sophisticated and friendly La Café Coffee Bar, which serves a mouth-watering buffet breakfast in the mornings and tantalising cocktails at sunset.

Please note: Following changes to South Africa's Immigration Act, All Protea hotels will ask for the following information and documents upon check in: A copy of identification document or passport or South African driver's licence. They will also require full names and surnames, residential address and residence status in South Africa.


Room Overview:

Air conditioned, Safe in room, Desk, with writing/work electrical outlet; Room service; Hair dryer; Shower tub/combination; shower; Bottled water, complimentary; Phones; High speed internet, complimentary; wireless internet, complimentary; TV, 32in/81cm amd LCD screen; plug-in high tech room; Premium movie channels; Cable/satellite.

Day 05 to 08: Stellenbosch

Today you Check out of the Protea Hotel, Sea Point and make your way to Stellenbosch in your hired vehicle enjoying the many stopovers along the way, the drive is approximately 1hr 30min depending on traffic (±70Kms) Your destination is the Protea Hotel, Stellenbosch on a Bed and Breakfast basis for 4 nights. Whilst in Stellenbosch you are free to explore the many wonders of that region, the wineries being the most popular.

In the heart of the Winelands, in one of the most beautiful and heritage conscious towns, the Protea Hotel Stellenbosch is nestled between 2 international golf courses. ASandy Beach is a quick 10 minute drive where the mountains and ocean finally meet. 35km from Cape Town International Airport.The 179 bedrooms are the most comfortable in the Winelands.

88 well-appointed deluxe rooms offer a small kitchenette facility and separate lounge. All rooms have individual air-conditioning, 18 dedicated satellite television channels, an electronic safe and tea/coffee making facilities.

For a tranquil get-away close enough to all the action of a metropolitan city, this is the place to be! Friendly and efficient staff are waiting to be at your service where you will experience that ‘Welcome’ feeling. Two swimming pools, a business centre, gymnasium and kiddies entertainment are some of the on -site amenities you can enjoy.

The Bellezza Health and Skincare Clinic provides relaxing massages, facials and manicures to temper even the most stressed and weary holiday maker! With views of Simonsberg Mountain, Helderberg Mountain range, Kleine Zalze vineyards and the De Zalze Golf Estate, the hotel offers breath-taking views from a choice of two restaurants! Let Executive Chef, Billy Ward, tantalize your taste buds with either themed seasonal dining options in Cultivar Restaurant or a warm family grill option from The Vineyard Restaurant and Lounge.

Room Overview:

Air conditioned; Safe in room, Desk, with writing/work electrical outlet; Iron and Ironing board, Room service, Hair dryer, Bottled water, complimentary; Coffee maker/ tea service, Phones, High speed internet, complimentary; wireless internet, complimentary, 32in/81cm LCD TV, plug-in high tech room; DVD player with movies for rent; Premium movie channels; Cable/satellite.

Day 08: Depart

Today is your last day in South Africa, check out of the Protea Hotel Stellenbosch and drive to the airport for your flight back to Malawi; driving time to the airport is approximately 40min.

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cape town

DURATION: 8 Days 7 Nights

Day 01 and 02: Cape Town

Depart from Chileka airport for your flight to Johannesburg and thereafter connect to your flight to Cape Town. Arrive in Cape Town, and be met and welcomed by a representative holding a name board. Your driver will assist you with your luggage and accompany you to your transfer vehicle. From the airport you will be transferred to Bushmans Kloof where you will stay for 2 nights on full board basis staying in a Riverside Supreme Suite Double Room. Transfer time: approximately 3h 10min

Cederberg Mountains
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness and Retreat

All beverages, telephone, facsimile, laundry and valet, room service, specialized dining options, Trading Post purchases, gratuities, transfers to and from the lodge (except where specified) and spa treatments.
Afternoon High Tea A variety of enriching and exhilarating lodge activities including nature drives, guided rock art excursions, botanical walks, canoeing, archery, fly fishing, hiking, swimming, special interest presentations (birding, stargazing, entomology, and rock art) or merely relaxing. Complimentary Wi-Fi and welcome drink with lunch not included on the day of arrival.

Please Note: 

the Gate closes at 17h00. There is no Mobile Phone Reception at Bushmans Kloof.

All meals (full English breakfast, A la Carte Light Lunch, Afternoon High Tea and A la Carte Dinner) a variety of enriching and exhilarating lodge activities including nature drive, guided rock art excursions, botanical walks, canoeing, archery, fly fishing, hiking, swimming, special interest presentations (birding, stargazing, entomology, and rock art) or merely relaxing, complimentary WIFI and welcome drinks - with lunch not included on the day of arrival.

Surrounded by untamed wilderness beauty of wide open plans, deep ravines and ancient sandstone, mystical rock formations and crystal clear waterfalls, Bushmans Kloof is nestled at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, 325km from Cape Town International Airport. Exclusive and totally private, each of the 16 rooms and suites are individually furnished and have terraces with magical views, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, under-floor heating and mini bar. The en-suite bathrooms offer separate bath and shower with customized amenities. All deluxe rooms and suites feature satellite flat screen televisions, DVD and CD players, and ipod docking stations. The Riverside Supreme Suite has its own private heated swimming pool and terrace, outdoor shower and large private patio for outside dining.

This extraordinary haven is the ideal wilderness getaway to escape, restore and relax. Malaria and predator free, the reserve is a natural playground for those who want to reconnect with themselves and the essence of life. The spa is a sanctuary to wellness, well-being and holistic healing, where one’s spirit, mind and body can truly let go, and soothing pampering and restorative treatments are complemented with unique products made from indigenous rooibos, flowers and plants. The warm, caring service and hospitality, delicious organic cuisine, breathtaking dining venues, superb facilities and accommodation have repeatedly won Bushmans Kloof international recognition and awards.
A Natural Heritage Site with an abundance of flora and fauna, Bushmans Kloof is also home to many ancient Bushman rock art sites. Guests can discover the wonders of nature, choose from a vast range of outdoor activities such as nature drives and walks, archery, canoeing, fishing, mountain biking and swimming, or do absolutely nothing but inhale the beauty and succumb to the peace, quiet and tranquillity.

After an early breakfast, join up with your designated driver and be transferred to Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa. Travelling time approximately 3Hrs 15 min. Upon arrival you will be met by the staff of Le Franschhoek. There you will stay for 2 nights in Deluxe Double room on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 03 and 04

Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa 

Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa is five-star luxury with postcard views of Franschhoek Mountains, a perfect setting for sampling contemporary Cape Dutch charm. 70km from Cape Town International Airport. The hotel offers 63 elegant en-suite bedrooms and suites with balconies overlooking vineyards, the towering Franschhoek Mountains and landscaped gardens. A labyrinth path, winding around an ancient oak, leads to Camelot Spa the Winner of the Camelot Destination Spa 2009 award, with a variety of treatments. Was voted the Best Hotel in Africa in the prestigious Conde Naste Traveler Reader Choice Awards 2010.

In 2011 Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa was awarded the country winner as the Best Luxury Romantic Hotel in South Africa, voted one of the Top 100 Travel Experiences by Conde Nast and proudly features on the Conde Nast Gold List 2011. Recently voted as the Best hotel in Africa in the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Award 2010, Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa is situated on one of Franschhoek’s original country retreats in the Cape Winelands. Le Verger, The Orchard Restaurant presents cuisine excellence in glass conservatories with sweeping views of mountains, streams, vineyards and orchards whilst Dish Restaurant offers a warm and sophisticated ambiance with piano music and a la carte menu. Activities include tennis, horse riding, hiking trails, 4x4 trails, fly-fishing, mountain biking, golf, wine, chocolate and cheese tasting.

Day 05

The Commodore – V&A Waterfront

From Le Franschhoek Hotel and spa you will have an easy start your transfer to Cape Town, this will aslo be the last three nights of your Tour! From there you will be transferred to The Commodore at the V&A Waterfront where you will stay for 3 nights on bed and breakfast basis. Transfer Time appriximately 1h 12m

Conveniently located on the V&A waterfront in Cape Town, which is regarded as one of the most popular tourism developments in the world. The Commodore offers stylish accommodation and service excellence in a peaceful and secure environment. 25km from Cape Town International Airport. All 236 rooms, including 4 accessible rooms, are decorated in a nautical style and are equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, television, tea/coffee making facilities, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, razor plug point, direct dial telephone and hairdryer. This nautically themed hotel is noted for its outstanding service, excellent cuisine and friendly atmosphere. The Clipper Restaurant offers superb dining in a tranquil setting, from mouth-watering buffet breakfasts to a diverse à la carte menu and devilish desserts! Guests can enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool or work out in the hotel’s gym before relaxing in the steam room. Unlimited free internet access is available.

Table Mountain Cableway

After a fresh up and lunch (optional) taken to the Table Mountain Cableway. The five-minute ascent to the top of Table Mountain offers a 360° view of Cape Town, the ocean and the neighboring peaks. Once at the top visitors enjoy spectacular views and the peaceful feeling of being over one thousand meters above the city below. The area at the top of the mountain is surprisingly large so leave enough time to stroll along the paths, enjoy the viewing platforms and soak up the vistas. The Cableway operates in the Table Mountain National Park, an important part of the Cape Floristic Region and the single richest floristic area in the world. This area is also a World Heritage Site. There is a lot of Fynbos vegetation on the mountain, with over 1 460 different species of plants. Ticket is valid for 14 days from the chosen date, should the ticket not be used during this period, the ticket is non-refundable. The cableway may close at any time due to strong winds. Should this occur an alternative activity can be arranged by Thompsons.

Day 06

Private Whale and Wine Tour (Hermanus)

Drive along the coast to the fishing village of Hermanus, lapping up the glorious ocean view, eyes peeled for the southern right whales at play. There may be an opportunity to join boat-based whale watching (for own account and subject to availability and weather). These massive mammals breaching are an awe-inspiring sight, and the excitement will undoubtedly leave you with a large appetite for a good lunch (own account). We continue to the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley to visit a boutique winery to sample some wines of outstanding quality (On Sundays the wine estates are closed so a visit the Cheetah Sanctuary in Somerset West is visited as an alternative). Our return to Cape Town is via the pretty apple-growing region of Elgin, then wind our way through Sir Lowry's Pass - spectacular views - and back into the Mother City. Handy tip: Sun protection, protective clothing and preventative treatment against seas sickness are advisable when going on the optional boat trip.

Day 07

Private Peninsula Tour

The Fairest Cape and it surely is! You’ll soon see for yourself where and why it earned its name. Sit back and relax, we’re going to cruise along the exquisite stretch of coastline known as Millionaire’s Paradise (from Clifton to Camps Bay, to the exclusive beach hamlet of Llandudno ) towards the charming working harbour of Hout Bay; if you so choose, you can embark on an up-close-and-personal Seal Island cruise (own account). Back on terra firma, we wind along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive, hugging the cliffs and relishing the breathtaking ocean views, before arriving at our lunch spot of choice (own account): the wild and beautiful Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park, an integral part of the world-renowned Cape Floral Kingdom. We meander back along the coast towards the City, visiting the historic naval port of Simon’s Town and the endearing penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach. The Fairest Cape of All, that was Sir Francis Drake’s opinion…and we’re sure you’ll echo it.

Day 08

This is the day you check out of The Commodore and transferred to Cape Town International airport for your departures back home.

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