Soulcare Retreats - Recently Added Listings Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:51:24 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.3 The Three Boutique Hotel Old and new meet in perfect harmony at The Three Boutique Hotel: this beautiful National Monument building has been converted into a stylish and affordable 18-bedroom boutique hotel in the leafy suburb of Oranjezicht, at the heart of Cape Town. Owned by Justin & Natalia Pearson, The Three offers exceptional service, from the first email to your collection at the airport and looking after you during your Cape Town holiday or business trip at The Three Boutique Hotel. Steeped in hospitality from years of working on cruise ships, Justin and Natalia have gathered a remarkable team at The Three. The Three Boutique Hotel fills the gap between a too-homely guest house and an impersonal hotel; it's exactly the right balance of chic surroundings, 4-star facilities and friendly service. The Three is modern and sophisticated hotel accommodation with a historic heart in a trendy part of central Cape Town.]]> soulctvr Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:33:05 +0100 /index.php/listing/luxury-trains.html Protea Hotel Mossel Bay The luxurious 31-roomed Protea Hotel Mossel Bay is a graceful landmark, built in 1846, overlooking Santos Bay and the harbor. 20 min drive to the airport and halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Nestling on the Mossel Bay shoreline with the majestic Outeniqua mountains as a backdrop, the Protea Hotel Mossel Bay is singled out from other establishments.The stone walls and Mediterranean-style out-buildings belie the fact that the main building is one of the oldest in Mossel Bay and forms part of the Dias Museum Complex. Previously The Old Post Office Tree Manor Hotel, the Protea Hotel Mossel Bay, situated off Santos beach, could best be described as a hotel complex. It comprises of a breakfast patio with sea view, the Cafe Gannet Seafood Restaurant - "Mossel Bay's Seafood House", overlooking the Bay and Outeniqua Mountains. The Blue Oyster cocktail bar, adjacent to the pool, overlooks Santos Bay.]]> soulctvr Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:18:12 +0100 /index.php/listing/Hotels.html Paternoster Dunes Boutique Guest House Paternoster is considered by many to be the most magical destination on the West Coast of Southern Africa. Where else in the region would you find such an irresistible combination of pristine beach, whitewashed village charm, and little to disturb the gentle, soothing atmosphere a mere hour away from Cape Town? Famously friendly, Paternoster has much of the rustic, idyllic character one would expect from a tiny Mediterranean Island. In fact, it's one of the last traditional fishing villages on the West Coast. Dune Ridge Cottage This is romantic beach retreat self-catering for two at it’s toes-in-the-sand best. Dune Ridge is situated 500 metres from the guest house with the same uninterrupted sea views. In keeping with Paternoster’s charming village aesthetic, it’s built in fisherman cottage style with a stone blend. Eco- friendly too, the lights and geysers work off solar power. The open plan interior is stylish and contemporary and contains a: Comfortable seating area Well equipped kitchenette with cooking facilities King size bed with Egyptian cotton linen Free standing bath and walk-in shower room Full DSTV Docking station Free WIFI Patio with braai (barbecue) facility]]> soulctvr Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:15:43 +0100 /index.php/listing/Self%20Catering.html Le Paradis Penthouse Le Paradis Penthouse is a luxury, self-catering apartment for the discerning guest. All the living areas offer spectacular ocean views of Walker Bay. It is perfectly situated in the heart of Hermanus, and within easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. The penthouse offers two bedrooms with full en-suite bathrooms. The main bedroom has beautiful sea views, and both bedrooms are fitted with queen size beds. The penthouse has a large patio with dining and lounge areas. The fully equipped kitchen is ideally designed for the entertaining. Le Paradis Penthouse beckons you to sit back, relax and enjoy watching the whales frolicking in the cool atlantic waters from the comfort of the patio. Quality linen and towels Air-conditioning Under floor heating in bedrooms and lounge Gas fireplace in living area Satellite television Fully equipped kitchen: dishwasher, microwave, washing machine/dryer combo Iron and ironing board Hairdryers Electronic safe Secure basement parking Non-smoking Gas Braai (BBQ) facilities Free WIFI Direct access to Penthouse via lift]]> soulctvr Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:33:53 +0100 /index.php/listing/Self%20Catering.html Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa is located less than seven minutes’ drive from George Airport in an area renowned for its pristine beaches, indigenous forests and nature reserves. The stunning natural landscape is matched by the exceptional levels of service in one of the most beautiful luxury hotels South Africa has to offer. The hotel occupies an ideal position between the Indian Ocean and the majestic Outeniqua Mountains in Herolds Bay, George, on the Garden Route. Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa is unique among South African hotels as it features the first Ernie Els signature golf course in South Africa, making the hotel resort a prime destination for golf holidays. The award winning Freesia Spa sets us apart from other Garden Route hotels. Freesia Spa offers seven treatment suites and uses locally produced African products to ensure that the Freesia experience is not only a sensory journey but an authentic African experience. Guests and visitors at our resort have a choice of three restaurants, Cucina, Waterside Grill and The Clubhouse, each offering a unique and personal dining experience. Not only one of South Africa’s luxury hotels, the Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa is also a popular business and conference hotel and offers floor-to-ceiling windows in all function rooms with breath taking views of the Indian Ocean and Outeniqua Mountains. From romantic weddings in South Africa to stylish conferences, the personalised service of Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa ensures that every event is a great success.]]> soulctvr Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:35:34 +0100 /index.php/listing/Golf%20Resorts.html Hermanus Lodge on the Green Hermanus Lodge on the Green is nestled at the foot of the majestic Overberg mountain range and is perfect for exploring all the wonders of Hermanus. We overlook the 25th green of the picturesque Hermanus Golf Club and are only minutes away from pristine beaches, the world famous Cliff Path as well as the restaurants and boutique shops in the village of Hermanus. There beautifully appointed and recently refurbished seven en suite bedrooms are ranked among the finest accommodation in Hermanus. All guests are treated to a personal prepared breakfasts as they watch the early morning golfers making their way to the nearby green. During our winter months guests can enjoy daily walks along our unique 12 kilometer cliff path where sightings of a mother whale and her new- born calf coming within meters of the rocky shoreline will take their breath away. Late afternoons can be spend in our comfortable lounge with its inviting open fireplace as you watch the shadows lengthen on the fairway. The sun- drenched swimming pool with its magnificent mountain view is the perfect place to spend a summer’s afternoon and our private courtyard, overlooked by the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, is perfect for that summer sun-downer as another perfect day draws to an end in Hermanus. Hermanus Lodge on the Green is also the perfect base when attending festivals like the Hermanus FynArts Festival, Hermanus Whale Festival or Kalfiefees.]]> soulctvr Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:47:21 +0100 /index.php/listing/Golf%20Resorts.html La Cotte Farm Granted to its original owner in 1694, La Cotte Farm is one of the oldest estates in the area. The colonial flair of the home and cottages offer utmost privacy to guests, surrounded by panoramic views of lake, expansive sky, indigenous greenery and picturesque mountain ranges. The thatch roofing, gabled facades, tall French shuttered windows and the lime-washed walls produce a tale of farmhouse elegance with a touch of rustic, pastoral playfullness. Surrounded by lush vineyards, glorious mountains and unsurpassed views in all directions, the farm offers a range of accommodation: from simple 1 bed cottages to a luxurious villa that sleeps 14. All designed and furnished to the highest levels of comfort, warmth and classic charm. La Cotte Forest Cottages 8 Traditional cottages, each beautifully converted to sleep 2 - 4 persons. Located on the forest edge of one of Franschhoek’s oldest farms, these lavishly simple cottages offer incredible views over the forest, vineyards and valleys. Booked together, they are the ideal setting for large family gatherings and celebrations, or individually for quiet getaways.]]> soulctvr Sat, 02 Sep 2017 06:14:44 +0100 /index.php/listing/Self%20Catering.html Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort Set in 550 hectares of beautiful KZN bushveld amongst giant Cambrian granite boulders that are millions of years old, the Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort has beautiful views over the Bivane River and abundant bird life. Legend has it that the river at Natal Spa’s warm water and bubbles were the work of a large black snake with an underground lair. While that myth may have kept the ancient San people from the healing mineral waters, it certainly didn’t have the same effect on Oom Piet Wessles or the generations of visitors who have stopped over at this oasis between Vryheid and Paulpietersberg. Set in 550 hectares of beautiful KZN bushveld amongst giant Cambrian granite boulders that are millions of years old, the Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort has beautiful views over the Bivane River and abundant bird life. Legend has it that the river at Natal Spa’s warm water and bubbles were the work of a large black snake with an underground lair. While that myth may have kept the ancient San people from the healing mineral waters, it certainly didn’t have the same effect on Oom Piet Wessles or the generations of visitors who have stopped over at this oasis between Vryheid and Paulpietersberg.]]> soulctvr Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:58:13 +0100 /index.php/listing/Spa%20.html The Kelway Hotel The Kelway Hotel is perfectly positioned for business and leisure travellers seeking central accommodation in Port Elizabeth. The hotel is situated just a few minutes from the airport, and within walking distance of popular tourist attractions and Port Elizabeth’s swimming beaches. The Kelway is a multi-graded three and four-star timber structured hotel and offers 63 en-suite rooms: 36 four-star luxury rooms (upgraded in December 2016), 24 three-star rooms and three premier rooms. It also has conference facilities, secure parking and a restaurant where breakfast, lunch or dinner can be enjoyed on a deck overlooking the beautiful Algoa Bay. Elegant in style, the overall tone of the hotel is warm and inviting with attention to detail to ensure all guests are as comfortable as possible. Farriagers Restaurant and Bar is casual yet sophisticated and the décor is a combination of timber and carefully selected modern masterpieces, with sea-grass chairs imported from Indonesia and handcrafted tables from Knysna. The Kelway’s chefs use only the finest ingredients to offer a fusion menu of European and South African influences. Farriagers is a popular choice for outside and in-house guests.]]> soulctvr Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:41:02 +0100 /index.php/listing/Hotels.html Sandals Guest House Sandals, a thatched lodge decorated in an Afro-Caribbean style, is set amongst lush indigenous milkwood trees in the beautiful town of St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape. Sandals recently completed very exciting and extensive soft- refurbishments and alterations. The refurbishment programme saw a refashioning of all the rooms and some public areas, as well as the upgrading of a wide range of facilities. Sandals offers 10 spacious and individually decorated bedrooms all boasting extra-length beds and en-suite bathrooms with both shower and bath. All 10 luxury rooms have sliding doors which open onto a private balcony or tropical garden for your comfort and relaxation. The ambience of this “boutique guesthouse” is a unique blend of superb hospitality, cuisine and service. The palm fringed pool, fully licensed pool bar and craggy rocks create a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere for guests to unwind. Sandals offers guests excellent service and attention to detail ensuring every little luxury and comfort is tended to. Sandals is only 150 metres from the main beach and is in close proximity to The Village Centre. It is the definitive getaway for avid golfers, surfers, adventure-seekers and those who want an escape from the city.]]> soulctvr Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:26:17 +0100 /index.php/listing/Guest%20House.html Plaisir de Merle Manor House The Manor House has been tastefully co-ordinated with fashionable furnishings by the dynamic design team from Visser Kapperer de Bruin Architects of Stellenbosch who were also the restoration architects. The end result bears testimony to a conscious endeavour to forsake grandeur in favour of unaffected sincerity with a flair that underlies classical refinement. Fashionable and co-ordinated with flair, the Manor House's interior features an elegant and eclectic rendition of old and new. The selection of furniture in the Cape Art Nouveau and Art deco, ball-and-claw and retro styles are reminiscent of our estate's diverse cultural heritage and progressive approach to winemaking. Fashionable furnishings make an unaffected, yet classically refined, statement. Trappings of the past are brought closer to the present in the dining room or 'galderij' with its traditional wall cupboard ('muurkas') and yellowwood ceiling beams. A long dining table comfortably seats 36 guests, and with a slight change in configuration can seat up to 40 guests.]]> soulctvr Sun, 06 Aug 2017 10:49:46 +0100 /index.php/listing/wine-destinations.html SAB World of Beer The SAB World of Beer is the definitive home of beer in South Africa, uncovering the history of this fascinating beverage through a fun, creative and informative tour. From the origins of beer, to insights on its South African story and the brewing process, this tour is essential for anyone who is passionate about beer and curious about its role in South African life. The World of Beer has twice been voted South Africa’s number one tourist attraction. Visit it today to find out why. The SAB World of Beer is one of Gauteng’s premier conferencing and event venues, voted South Africa's number one tourist attraction in 2009 and 2011. It is the home of beer culture in South Africa and a must-see destination for anyone who is passionate about beer. The World of Beer is also an integral part of the SAB family in South Africa. Strictly no under-18s. Enjoy responsibly.]]> soulctvr Sun, 06 Aug 2017 10:36:37 +0100 /index.php/listing/adventure.html Cape Town Sightseeing The best way to explore and see Cape Town and Table Mountain is with the City Sightseeing red double-decker bus. Your 1-day valid ticket gives you access to all routes - the Red City Tour, with its free Yellow Downtown Tour and the Blue Mini Peninsula Tour, with its free Purple Wine Tour. The Red City Tour goes directly to the lower Cableway station offering you easy and direct access to Table Mountain. Online tickets are valid for 14 days from the chosen date.]]> soulctvr Sun, 06 Aug 2017 09:48:32 +0100 /index.php/listing/adventure.html Groot Constantia The legendary wines of the Estate may be tasted and bought every day, 7 days a week. Tours go every Hour on the Hour ----- 10:00-11:00-12:00-13:00-14:00-15:00-16:00 (7 Tours a day). Operating Times for Wine Tasting: DAILY TOURS: 7 Days a week except Good Friday and Christmas Day * 24th and the 31st December Groot Constantia will close at 16:00 * 1st May - 30th September : 9h00 - 16h30 (Winter) * 1st October - 30th April : 9h00 - 17h30 (Summer) If online sales are sold out, or you wish to buy more than 10 tickets, please contact 021 794 5128.]]> soulctvr Sun, 06 Aug 2017 09:05:18 +0100 /index.php/listing/adventure.html Maropeng – Cradle of Humankind–%20Cradle%20of%20Humankind.html Maropeng means “returning to the place of origin” in Setswana, the main indigenous language in this area of South Africa. The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is an easy drive of about an hour from Johannesburg or Pretoria. Our ancestors have lived in this area for more than 3-million years. By coming here, you are coming to the birthplace of humanity. Welcome home! MAROPENG HOTEL – HOME TO THE BEST VIEWS IN GAUTENG The Maropeng Hotel, with breathtaking views of the Witwaterberg and Magaliesberg ranges, is the epitome of luxury accommodation in the Cradle of Humankind. It includes 24 bedrooms, sleeping up to 48 people. Opened in mid-2006, the boutique hotel is a five-minute walk from Maropeng, and 10km (6 mi) from the Sterkfontein Caves. Enjoy a restful night’s sleep in one of the 10 king or 13 twin rooms, or fully equipped room for disabled persons.]]> soulctvr Sun, 06 Aug 2017 08:19:59 +0100–%20Cradle%20of%20Humankind.html /index.php/listing/adventure.html Johannesburg Hop On Hop Off Tours The best way to see Johannesburg and Soweto is with the City Sightseeing red double-decker bus. Your 1-day valid ticket for the Red City Tour takes you to 11 great stops around the City – including Carlton Centre, Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill – for the most fun you'll have all year! The two main departure points are Gautrain Park Station (Bus Stop 1) and Gold Reef City (Bus Stop 6). Online tickets are valid for 14 days from the chosen date.]]> soulctvr Sun, 06 Aug 2017 08:07:30 +0100 /index.php/listing/adventure.html Table Mountain Cableway The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway takes you to the summit in under 5 minutes and the cable car's rotating floor ensure that all visitors get a 360 degree aerial view of the city. The 65-passenger cable car runs from Tafelberg Road to the top of Table Mountain. To date the Cableway has transported more than 26 million visitors to the summit. 900 000 visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually. Relax and enjoy a meal or refreshments on top of Table Mountain. From snacks and ice creams in the sunshine, to special meal dinners with loved ones, you’re sure to find the perfect dining experience to complement your visit. There are a few locations on Table Mountain that offer food and beverage.]]> soulctvr Sun, 06 Aug 2017 07:58:10 +0100 /index.php/listing/adventure.html African Footprints and Conferences African Footprints Lodge offers affordable accommodation along with other facilities in Bloemfontein. We are ideally located offering you easy access to the most important facilities and attractions Bloemfontein has to offer. They are located opposite the Universitas Hospital and just around the corner from the University of the Free State (UOFS). All their Rooms are stylishly decorated in a true African style, each offering you all the comforts and amenities you would expect from a world class Lodging facility. The rooms offer en-suite bathrooms and most offer private access to the parking area. The self-catering family rooms are fully equipped and sleep four people. Each unit offers a double and two single beds. African Footprints Lodge can provide accommodation for large groups and has state of the art conferencing facilities available. We also offer shuttle services to all our guests. African Lodge offers conference facilities seating up to 200 people (90 seated with tables or 200 cinema style). We invite you to experience the perfect venue for a business conference, corporate function, small wedding or any other special occasion. The elegant conference room may be transformed to suite any occasion.]]> soulctvr Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:15:22 +0100 /index.php/listing/organic-a-eco-friendly.html Cheerio Trout Fishing & Holiday Resort If it's a country side getaway, the thrill of catching a beautiful rainbow trout, an adrenalin filled adventure weekend, to break your journey to the Kruger or private game parks or just to relax and experience fresh mountain air, sparkling streams, majestic forests, with sunshine or silver mist, unpolluted starry skies, the call of a forest owl and evenings around the braai or a crackling log fire, then come to Cheerio Trout Fishing & Holiday Resort. You will want to return with family and friends to share the experience. In this haven for nature lovers, fishermen, bird watchers, hikers and adventure addicts you can fish, walk through scenic gardens or visit the nearby river. Cheerio is an ideal stop over to the Kruger and other private game parks and is a comfortable hour and a half drive from the Phalaborwa gate and two hours from the Orpen gate. Fully equipped self-catering chalets, accommodating from 2 to 8 persons, and B&B rondavels are set in beautiful gardens. There are three trout dams on the property and river fishing can be arranged with the local angling association. Other facilities/activities include a swimming pool, tennis court, put-put, birding, biking, hiking or just relaxing under a tree on a garden bench. Other places of interest, which are easily accessible, are the Ebenezer, Magoebaskloof, Tzaneen and Dap Naude dams, the Debengeni falls and the Woodbush and Agatha National forests.]]> soulctvr Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:37:41 +0100 /index.php/listing/Self%20Catering.html Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge Cradle Moon offers the bush experience just outside of the city, close to Johannesburg and Pretoria. Cradle Moon caters to most events including, weddings, conferences, music concerts and sporting events. Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge is the resurrection of the previously beloved Heia Safari Lodge, founded in the 1970’s and the brain child of the dogmatic Franz Richter, which, after his demise, unfortunately fell into difficult times. ​ Under the new ownership of Andy Dott and Kelvin van Niekerk, this spectacular hidden gem set under the Zwartkop mountain, is now being restored to achieve its’ full potential as the most sort after eco activity hospitality destination within the urban edge of Johannesburg. Although major renovations are taking place, care has been given not to alter the unique nuances of the original character. Set within the 1500 hectare Cradle Moon Conservancy, all owned and controlled by a handful of like-minded landowners, we are able to offer a secure and pristine natural experience for both young and old as well as both the ultimate athletes or those just seeking a breath of fresh air. We are concentrating on restoring the indigenous fauna and flora in order to re-establish the natural Highveld biodiversity. From fine dining to lighter meals, a la carte and buffets, a magnificent wine selection, as well as craft beers, we host individuals, private parties, weddings, conferences and special events.]]> soulctvr Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:04:51 +0100 /index.php/listing/Lodges.html Ekuthuleni Lodge The Suites Each of the 5 suites offers intimacy and privacy, with magnificent views of the grasslands, giving a whole new meaning to nature on your door step. There is also a family suite that boasts 2 bathrooms and an additional loft area which accommodates 2 single beds. The Facilities Relax next to the swimming pool with an expansive view, watching the sunset at the end of an African day. If the weather is cool, curl up with a book in one of the comfortable lounges and enjoy a delicious meal in the cozy dining room or the open-air deck, sheltered from the elements by a reed awning. The Location Ideally situated in the heart of the malaria-free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, Ekuthuleni invites you to savour true African luxury. Ekuthuleni Lodge meaning ‘Place of Peace’ with the self-contained, private suites enjoying sweeping views of the savannah plains and the African sky.]]> omar Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:27:26 +0100 /index.php/listing/Lodges.html Silver Streams If you are looking for a 4 star lodge near Pretoria, you can stop looking; you have found Silver Streams Lodge, the hidden jewel in theBushveld area near Modimolle. Silver Streams Lodge is set deep in the heart of the Bushveld, on a 500-hectare piece of unspoilt nature. Convenient for town, this beautiful lodge is ideal for a weekend getaway or a longer stay, and also offers conference facilities. The Silver Streams Lodge offers a variety of accommodation options, which includes 17 luxury suites, a self-cateringluxury house that sleeps 8, and a caravan park with 51 stands, all set in the peaceful bush. We have a room that has been designed to take into account the needs of guests with reduced mobility, and connecting rooms ideal for families. You will not be bored at this 4 star lodge near Pretoria. Aside from the beautiful views from the two swimming pools and the restaurant terrace, the lodge also offers game drives and a luxury spa area. Horseback safaris and bush picnics are also available. A private boma can be booked for group braais, and the friendly, professional staff will be delighted to help you arrange a number of romantic activities to share with that special someone. Please book activities ahead of time to prevent disappointment. If you are looking for the perfect place to immerse yourself in the heart of the African Bushveld in an environment of exquisite luxury, you need look no further than Silver Streams Lodge. The wild olive is cozy and comfortable , clean environment and good service . Good spacing giving you some privacy .good views at the wild animals on the other side of the stream.]]> omar Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:14:12 +0100 /index.php/listing/Self%20Catering.html Leeuwenhof Country Lodge & Garden Spa Leeuwenhof Country Lodge & Garden Spa is a private small romantic Country Lodge, renowned for its tranquility. People from all over the world have fallen in love with our beautiful region when experiencing the age old African tranquillity by day and night in the luxury of Leeuwenhof. Behind an imposing white-posted gate lies an elongated white building in the Cape Colonial style with shady porches. The columned portico invites you to relax and unwind. The green lawn, interspersed with big trees and shrubs, slopes gently down to towards the Garden Spa with timeless tranquility that emanates from the exuberance of birdsong and the presence of some game. On the other side of the peripheral wall surrounding the lodge lies rugged bushveld against a backdrop of the Waterberg Mountain. Leeuwenhof Country Lodge & Garden Spa is blessed with a large number of bird species. A skilled beautician and massage therapist offer a wide range off beauty and massage therapy’s. A new addition to the Lodge is two luxurious tents on the banks of the Sand river, complete with private Jacuzzis and outdoor showers, to offer a romantic “Out of Africa” experience.]]> omar Thu, 06 Jul 2017 10:38:41 +0100 /index.php/listing/Spa%20.html Tangala Safari Lodge Situated within the Thornybush Big 5 Game Reserve, Tangala Safari Camp overlooks a wide open plain, busy waterhole and has sweeping views of the majestic Drakensberg mountain range. From here guests enjoy the sights and sounds that the African Bush has to offer and with our friendly staff and knowledgeable guides to interpret these sights and sounds, guests are assured of a memorable experience. Accommodation comprises 4 chalets and 6 luxury tents, complete with covered patios, twin beds under mosquito nets and ensuite bathrooms which include his and her basins, shower and toilet. Tangala retains its authenticity and closeness to nature and runs “off the grid”, boasting solar power and natural gas to fuel the camp. The camp itself is rustic and authentic with an informal and relaxed atmosphere, perfect to unwind and to get back in touch with nature. Public areas include an open plan lounge and dining room, open air deck, swimming pool and viewing lounge – all overlooking the waterhole which is located in front of the camp where the game viewing within the confines of the lodge is prolific. Brunch, high tea and dinner are served and the variety and offering are both tasty and substantial. The camp offers early morning and evening safaris and our guides and expert trackers are there to show you nature at its best, in their natural environment and without interference. The reserve borders the Greater Kruger National Park and the game viewing and birdlife are abundant with regular big game sightings. Tangala is a mere 5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg. Alternately guests can fly to the nearby Hoedspruit Airport which is a short 30 minutes’ drive from the camp. There are flights directly to Hoedspruit Airport from both Johannesburg and Cape Town, and guests are transferred to the lodge from the airport making use of the local transfer companies in Hoedspruit. Guests staying at Tangala are assured of a welcoming and warm experience, arriving as visitors and leaving as friends]]> omar Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:05:41 +0100 /index.php/listing/Lodges.html Avalon Springs Explore the natural surrounds of Montagu in the Western Cape at Avalon Springs. Just two hours from Cape Town, spend time in the majestic Montagu area or relaxing at the resort. Enjoy warm hospitality, the hotel’s natural spring pools and the stunning vistas of our surrounding orchards and mountains. Classic Hotel Room Enjoy unspoilt views of the gardens and Langeberg Mountains from our Classic Hotel Rooms. The suite sleeps 2 with a queen-size bed and bathroom. All suites have balconies. Cogman’s Restaurant Relax in the sumptuous surrounds of Cogman’s, enjoying the stunning views of our beautiful gardens whilst tucking into something from the à la carte menu. Suitable for the whole family the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Health Spa Take some time off and book a treatment at our rejuvenating health spa. From waxing to hot stone massages and facials – there’s a treatment for everyone.]]> omar Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:31:31 +0100 /index.php/listing/Self%20Catering.html Blue Marlin Hotel The Blue Marlin Hotel Perched atop a green hill in the welcoming town of Scottburgh, with breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean – the Blue Marlin Hotel has become a favoured family holiday destination, both nationally and abroad. Over the past 60-years, Blue Marlin has not only provided our valued guests with a much-needed retreat from the busyness of everyday life, but is fondly kept in the hearts of so many who have been gifted an archive of cherished memories. Journey down the South Coast to Blue Marlin The South Coast offers the tranquillity and adventure that every holiday maker craves. The Blue Marlin Hotel is ideally situated in stunning Scottburgh and is your gateway to a world of coastal exploration. As one of the most rapidly expanding sports, golf is already on the African renaissance track, and in this part of Africa, namely the KwaZulu Natal South Coast of South Africa, there are plenty, unique locations in which to play golf. They also offer shuttle services to the various golf courses in and around the greater Scottburgh area. Spa at The Blue Marlin The Trend Starts Here. Immerse yourself in the Spa lifestyle where you will enter a welcoming and tranquil space to thoroughly relax and rejuvenate. Each service, amenity and detail was created specifically for you; our valued guest.]]> omar Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:14:20 +0100 /index.php/listing/Hotels.html The Victorian 1906 Hotel We’d like to think it is the best of both worlds. The luxury of a 4 star hotel with all the mod-cons on the one hand, and the blend of authentic personal touches of a guesthouse on the other hand. Our aim has been to achieve new heights in delivering professionalism, with soul. If this is what you are looking for…welcome to The Victorian 1906. 3 Muscadel suites are on ground level, situated along the pool & courtyard. 1906 resturant Our Montagu restaurant seats 40 people on handmade Victorian styled furniture. Serving breakfast, morning tea, lunch, high tea and dinner we specialise in South African cuisine presented with finesse. Our version of fine dining is healthy portion of classic homecooked meals. Market The Village Market is held every Saturday morning until 12h30 in the lovely Euvrard Park, Bath Street, opposite the Tourism Bureau. A real winner with locals and visitors alike, this is the place to experience a slice of Montagu life.]]> omar Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:43:23 +0100 /index.php/listing/Hotels.html The Peninsula The Peninsula Hotel boasts stunning sea views, warm hospitality and state-of-the-art accommodation. Unwind at our hotel pools or enjoy one of Cape Town’s top attractions – from the beautiful beaches to the best in restaurants and shopping – it’s all on our doorstep. The Accommodation at The Peninsula all-Suite Hotel offers 110 refined apartments – three, two and one bedroom suites – offer magnificent views of the promenade, Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island, each consistent with open-plan bedroom and lounge with kitchen, balcony, satellite TV, air-conditioning, telephones and wireless internet access. The comforts extend to; Separate bath and shower, fully equipped kitchen, 24 hour room service, laundry service, spa bath, radio, tea and coffee, private patio, outside jacuzzi, room safes and a free door-to-door shuttle service within an 8km radius of the hotel. pre-order groceries Don’t run on empty! To ensure the optimal holiday experience, we at the Peninsula have partnered with Spar Sea-point to offer a convenient grocery service to be delivered and ready by your arrival. Be sure to take advantage and streamline your next visit]]> omar Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:32:11 +0100 /index.php/listing/Hotels.html Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort High up in the Piekenierskloof Pass, nestled within the Cederberg Mountains, lies the majestic Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort. Less than 2-hours from Cape Town, this cosy resort has something for everyone; from the stunning Oliphant’s River Valley views to the first class service and leisure activities. Hotel rooms have been designed so that guests feel comfortable, yet at home. In addition to citrus production and natural hot water springs, Citrusdal also forms part of the Cape Flower Route – a stream of flowers engulfs the surrounding area between July and October. With over 4000 flower species any enthusiast or onlooker will appreciate this spectacle. Citrusdal has one of the best 9 hole golf courses in the Western Cape. The scenic course is very level and situated on the banks of the Olifants River with views of the majestic Cederberg Mountains. Hebron offers lovely Wine & Rooibos Tea tastings combined with food pairings at their lovely location at the top of the Piekenierskloof Pass. The best the Cederberg has to offer all combined into a cullinary splendour. Zip line Slide over the magnificent fynbos and enjoy the view down the valley as you embark on different slides from one platform to the next. An unforgettable and adrenalin packed journey.]]> omar Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:20:38 +0100 /index.php/listing/Self%20Catering.html Stonehill River Lodge Stonehill River Lodge is a Dream Vacation Club resort and is situated 240km from Cape Town along the infamous Garden Route. Combine the idyllic setting of the Breede River with the luxury of the Stonehill Resort lodges and you have all the ingredients for a perfect family holiday. With breath-taking views of the Langeberg Mountains and activities for nature lovers and the adventurous, you’re in for an unforgettable stay. 2 Bedroom Villa Relax in our 6 sleeper chalet that sleep 4 adults and 2 children (under 12). The main bedroom includes an en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has twin beds. There is also a ¾ sleeper couch suitable for 2 children under 12 and a second bathroom with shower. Swimming Pool Spend the day lounging at our pristine swimming pool area. Bontebok National Park DISTANCE 23KM Visit this beautiful national park and look out for Bontebok Antelope, other buck species and 126 different bird species.]]> omar Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:54:13 +0100 /index.php/listing/Self%20Catering.html Oaklands on the Knoll Experience the very best of what Knysna has to offer while staying at Oaklands on the Knoll. Our gorgeous residential complex, nestled among oak trees and landscaped gardens, is a mere 500m from Knysna central. Oaklands on the Knoll is fully self-catering. We do have a number of facilities that all guests can enjoy, a highlight being our beautifully landscaped gardens with views of the Knysna Lagoon. 2 Bedroom Duplex Our semi-detached 2 bedroom units are the perfect lock-up and go holiday pads. The unit includes a fully equipped open plan kitchen, a master bedroom with queen-size bed and a second bedroom with two single beds. Upstairs there is a full bathroom and downstairs a guest toilet and basin. Knysna Town DISTANCE 1KM The quaint town of Knysna is bursting with trendy cafes, restaurants and beautiful boutiques. Visit the Knysna Waterfront for a spot of shopping and to enjoy the stunning views of the lagoon. Knysna Elephant Park DISTANCE 25KM Don’t miss the opportunity to get close to these gentle giants in a controlled, free-range environment. The Knysna Elephant Park is home to orphaned elephants and offers a world-class experience in environmental education and elephant management in South Africa.]]> omar Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:31:10 +0100 /index.php/listing/Self%20Catering.html Jackalberry Ridge Situated in Marloth park, a holiday town cum nature conservancy, where humans and animals cohabit. This luxury tented camp has all the characteristics of the ideal and romantic African Safari of yesteryear, however the facilities are anything but ‘old fashioned’. Each self-catering tent is equipped with electricity, a fully functional kitchen including fridge, freezer and microwave; bathroom with shower; lounge; personal plunge pool, lapa and braai/BBQ are; private indoor dining area; all linen and bath towels and daily cleaning service. Relax and unwind under the African sun in our swimming pool area. Kambaku Komatipoort Golf Course situated in Komatipoort Mpumalanga is a 9 hole course set in the wildest corner of South Africa. At the confluence of the Crocodile and Komati Rivers along the foothills of the Lebombo mountain range. Ideally situated close to the Kruger National Park nestles a unique gem of a golf course that will challenge each and every level of Golfer. With the breathtaking Lebombo Mountains as backdrop you can retreat to the Bushveld let your dreams take flight and enjoy a slice of heaven…]]> omar Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:17:52 +0100 /index.php/listing/Self%20Catering.html Finfoot Lake Reserve At Finfoot Lake Reserve they are passionate about the work they do. Located within the Greater Pilanesberg, the lodge can custom design a unique conference experience for your delegates incorporating a variety of specially supervised team building exercises. As well as canoeing, fishing, barge cruises, game drives, guided bush walks or simply relax in our beautiful rock pool. Let us tempt you with a selection of superb home-made cuisine which you can enjoy under the stars next to a roaring fire, or in one of their cool thatched dining areas. All this just 90 minutes from Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sun City. With 8km of pristine water frontage on our 3500 hectare reserve, they are uniquely situated to offer unforgettable experiences. They can accommodate 50 guests in our comfortable chalets plus there are two five star luxury self-catering villa’s which can accommodate 8 and 10 guests respectively. Conference facilities are available for up to 60 delegates. Enjoy abundant wildlife and extraordinary bird watching (over 400 species) at Finfoot. We invite you to come and explore the possibilities with us. Barge Cruises Cruising each day through some of South Africa’s finest scenery, makes our barge cruise a truly unique experience. Guided Bush walks Get closer than ever before to the true beauty of the Africa bush with our guided bush walks that give you qan up close look at the beauty that Africa holds. Mountain biking Bring along you bike and enjoy our trails which will accommodate any skill level from beginner to the more advanced rides]]> omar Sun, 18 Jun 2017 16:30:51 +0100 /index.php/listing/Lodges.html St Ives St Ives Wedding, Functions and Conference Venue & Lodge is situated in the heart of the Lions River Valley in the KZN Midlands. St Ives is a Family run establishment and a lot of love is put into all that we do! This 140-hectare Family Owned & Managed Estate offers something for everyone. The Estate Boasts A 4 Star Luxury Lodge that sleeps 52 guests with Wild Animals Roaming the Grounds & the Picturesque Dams, A Unique and Elegant Wedding Venue set on raised decks overlooking the Lake, with an In house Wedding Planning Team to assist in making your Every dream a Reality, As well as Conference and Functions Facilities. Not to mention the Delicious Food, A BOMA Bar( equipped with a Kids play area), This amazing Culmination is a Recipe for Great Success and a Place where our Guests can retreat to and call Home. Be sure to visit Soon! Prior to the 1800's the Midlands of Natal was used by the Zulu royal as a hunting reserve which was abundant with elephant and lion. The last lion to be killed in the whole district was shot in a deep gulley on St Ives Hill, and the shooting of this lion resulted in the area, looking down onto the river below, to be called “Lions River”. The name St Ives originates from the birthplace of John Day, who was born at St Ives, Huntingdonshire in England and purchased the farm from the Boer Settlers in 1862. The first Durban to Johannesburg railway line ran directly through St Ives and reached Johannesburg in 1893. St Ives was established as a horse stud in the early 1900's and was a renowned nursery for top thoroughbreds including the horse “Legacy” winner of the July handicap in 1933. ridden by Ernest "Tinker" Lariviere, the betting stood at 13 to 2 and won William Raw, the owner of St Ives at the time 5000 pounds.]]> omar Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:43:12 +0100 /index.php/listing/Self%20Catering.html Gowrie Farm The Midlands Meander in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, is a collection of arranged routes that offer visitors hospitality in truly beautiful surroundings. There is much to explore and do in the Midlands. These are some of our recommended places. Gowrie Farm is 1 450m above sea level. Allow for the ball travelling further than at the coast. Gowrie Farm was originally a golf course in the 1920’s, so it seemed appropriate for Gowrie Farm to revert to a golf course in 2008 – 150 years after it was initially registered as a farm. Gowrie Farm Golf course is a 9 hole course, designed by Guy Smith, an Attorney from Pietermaritzburg. Guy is passionate about classic design and is heavily influenced by the old courses of Scotland and some of the courses built in the United States in the early 1900’s, in particular, Merion and Pinehurst. Gowrie Farm at Nottingham Road in the KZN Midlands has all this to offer, with a varied selection of affordable and de luxe accommodation available. Situated at the hub of the popular Midlands Meander tourism route ensures myriad restaurants, coffee-shops, spas, diverse shopping and cultural attractions are in the area, as well as numerous sporting opportunities.]]> omar Tue, 23 May 2017 14:12:10 +0100 /index.php/listing/Golf%20Resorts.html Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate Situated in the secluded beauty of the Devon Valley at the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate exudes beauty & serenity. The Estate offers visitors & guests a truly unique destination; everything from premium wines, opulent venues, modern farm accommodation, delicious food at Café Blanc De Noir, to even a sighting of their distinctive Boran Cattle Stud. The farm was purchased by young entrepreneurs, dreamers & do'ers; Tom & Hayley Breytenbach. Originally purchased as a "life-style buy" they realised the need to create income off the land in order to sustain their investment. Inspired by the beauty of the Devon Valley, passionate about drinking wine & spurred on by the idea of creating a venue for their own wedding day, Tom & Hayley turned their piece of "The Valley" into a fully functioning dream location in just under a year. ​ The name "Brenaissance" stems from the ideology of Tom & Hayley taking a new path; as husband & wife, as best friends & as business partners. By pairing the first letter of the couple's surname 'Breytenbach' with the word 'Renaissance' (French for NEW BEGINNINGS), Brenaissance was born.]]> omar Mon, 22 May 2017 13:44:15 +0100 /index.php/listing/wine-destinations.html The Cottage @ Montpellier Established in 1714 by two Frenchmen from the city Montpellier (“Spyseniersberg” or “Chef’s Mountain”) in France, this historic Cape Dutch Wine Estate recently celebrated its 300th anniversary. Steeped in a rich history of wine making, Montpellier is renowned for producing wines with integrity and character representative of the Tulbagh Valley terroir. Surrounded by three imposing mountain ranges, the Tulbagh Valley offers a unique climate ideal for viticulture exclusive to the Cape. Unlike many areas in the Western Cape, the summer nights are cool and fresh due to the massive surrounding mountains that are renowned for occasional summer snow caps, often as late as Christmas. A distinctive terroir and a wide variation of soil types enable the production of a diverse range of top-quality wines. Montpellier is part of the Tulbagh Wine Route known for featuring award-winning wines with integrity and character representative of this Tulbagh Valley terroir. Accommodations at Montpellier are warm and rustic, allowing you to simply let go and relax in our scenic tranquil environment. On a warm summer’s day enjoy a picnic and a chilled glass of Montpellier Chardonnay under the dappled light of the oak trees, or take a dip in the spacious pool looking out at the mountains and fields.]]> omar Mon, 22 May 2017 11:51:13 +0100 /index.php/listing/wine-destinations.html Thirsty Falls Guest Farm They offer SELF CATERING, FULL EQUIPPED Studio units and 1-3 bedroom houses. Each house is privately positioned amidst the natural bush of the Magaliesberg, offering privacy and comfort. Sliding doors lead out from all the rooms onto the patios, giving panoramic views of the valley and the majestic cliffs of the Magaliesberg mountain range. The Studios are back to back units. Sunsets are brilliantly viewed from the pool or balcony areas, and starry night skies create ambience during braai time. The dwelling area on the farm is all secured with electric fencing. There is a natural water pool with lapa within an established garden, overlooking wonderful views and a DSTV guest room at the farmhouse. Nature walks on the farm are to be enjoyed, with abundant bird life viewing. Small wild life is spotted when nature allows. A camera is a must, to share this with your loved ones! As the owners of Thirsty Falls, we enjoy sharing our farm in its beautiful surrounds, for anyone needing to reconnect with nature and be a part of it! This is a retreat for adults ; we do not have facilities for children under 14. No noise is allowed as the farm lies within the Protected Magaliesberg Nature Reserve.]]> omar Tue, 09 May 2017 07:04:15 +0100 /index.php/listing/Self%20Catering.html Premier Hotel Himeville Arms Hotel Old English charm nestled below the towering Drakensberg Mountains. Premier Hotel Himeville Arms is located on the main road of the quaint village of Himeville. With its tree-lined avenues, you will feel at home in no time, thanks to the friendly faces of those living here. The hotel is a mere 12km from Premier Hotel Sani Pass and 3km from the Himeville airstrip, which provides facilities for private aircraft. REFLECTING ITS 20TH CENTURY ORIGINS Premier Hotel Himeville Arms opened its doors in 1904 and still reflects its 20th century origins today. The comfortable rooms are furnished featuring modern amenities amongst antique furniture giving it that old time feel of lavish splendour. IDEAL BASE TO EXPLORE THE DRAKENSBERG This is the ideal base to explore the Southern Drakensberg and caters for both individual and family travellers alike. It is also a renowned stop over for overnight accommodation, as guests like to spend an evening in the hotel’s historic pub. The district is renowned for its natural beauty. Guests can enjoy fishing as well as golfing, hiking, horse riding, tennis, bowls and squash at the famous Premier Hotel Sani Pass, nearby. The River Glen Cheese Farm is a popular stop for “foodies” looking to explore local cuisine and produce.]]> omar Wed, 03 May 2017 11:55:37 +0100 /index.php/listing/Hotels.html Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa Come and enjoy the most amazing luxurious time of your life. This is the place where luxury and the bushveld meet in perfectly blended harmony. Golf in the Wild At Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa, you will experience golfing like no other place. With the world renowned Kruger National Park bordering this exquisite Championship golf course, visitor from the African Wild can very likely be expected. Culinary Delights For any type of hunger, there is guaranteed to be one of our fantastic restaurants to settle your hunger. For succulent steaks, to wood stove baked pizzas, and for the healthy living ones, there is 'n Health Bar that will leave you wanting more. At IndulgeSenses Spa, you are most certainly assured to leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and overall feeling like a completely new person. With treatments ranging from facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, many different types of massages from head to toe, and our range of milk baths, you will definitely feel and look your best and wanting to come back for more.]]> omar Wed, 03 May 2017 09:52:53 +0100 /index.php/listing/Golf%20Resorts.html