2017 Finalists

Service Excellence – Accommodations

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33 South Backpackers Establishment which still maintains the key features of a great backpackers: it`s homely communal affordable safe and has a self catering option. We invite you to see Cape Town through local eyes and Backpacking & Hosteling
A Sunflower Stop A Sunflower Stop backpackers hostel offers relaxing and comfortable accommodation for budget travelers in Cape Town.Nestled between the mountains and sea, the backpackers hostel is in the perfect location to enjoy your time in Cape Town and the beautiful Western Cape of South Africa.Our central location with the city centre and the V&A Waterfront as well as Cape Town’s trendy night life just steps away. A quick taxi ride will take you to Cape Town’s stunning beaches (Clifton and Camps bay) or to the world famous Table Mountain.With spacious dorms, doubles, twins and quad rooms, self-catering kitchen and T.V. lounge, our luxury backpackers offers affordable accommodation for every budget. All the backpacker dormitories have individual secure lockers.Check out our specialist backpackers tour desk for helpful travel tips and the best prices in town for day trips and adventure tours around the Cape Peninsula (Cape Point, Wine route, township tours and shark cage diving, etc). We also offer booking service for tours around the Garden Route, Kruger National Park safaris and overland safaris throughout the rest of Africa.So come and make yourself at home with our friendly staff, cool off in our refreshing sun filled swimming pool, relax at the cosy bar or feast out on one of our weekly braais. Whatever your taste, we'll help cater to make your time in Cape Town an unforgettable experience. Backpacking & Hosteling
Atlantic Point Backpackers Cape Town’s newest and most interactive backpacker hostel is designed with you in mind. Situated in trendy Green Point, Signal Hill is our garden. Atlantic Point Backpackers’ is perfectly positioned 1km from the waterfront and 750m from the new Green Point Stadium. Atlantic Point is stylish combining playful designs to awaken your senses. This brand new Cape Town Backpacker hostel has been built and furnished to the highest standard that caters for your every need. Come meet Tim and his friendly staff. Be prepared for the most relaxed and enjoyable hospitality in the heart of Cape Town. Backpacking & Hosteling
Once in Cape Town SLEEP EAT EXPLORE AT ONCE IN CAPE TOWN A trendy place for travel lovers. Situated in the heart of the Mother City, Gardens on Kloof Street, Once in Cape Town is an all-star hostel. Next to the colorful neighborhood Bo-Kaap, Company Garden and The Waterfront, Once in Cape Town will offer you a unique experience of Cape Town and the South African culture. It is more than a simple backpacker. Founded by young entrepreneurs, all avid travelers and adventurous souls, that have created an awesome vibes. We offer dorms, twin rooms and private rooms with view on the impressive Table Mountain. Each rooms has an en-suite bathroom and free Wi-Fi. All rooms have a personal safe and place for your own clothes. If you have car, no worries, we have a parking. There is a self-catering kitchen on our back deck, where every Tuesday we organize our famous “No Power Hour!” and every Friday our “Braai Night”. During your stay we offer you free breakfast in our in-house deli café and bar/restaurant, YoursTruly. YoursTruly gives a really great vibe, which makes this place interactive between guests and locals who frequent it. You will enjoy a coffee or a craft beer at bar downstairs or at UpYours with the view on Lion’s Head. The Once in Cape Town staff is really great and are always available to help guests with whatever they need. They are helpful, passionate and fun. You will hear a lot of various stories about travels and get different experience. All our staff are ready to advice and help you to plan the best travel for you. If you need to book activities or tours, we have a travel desk and reception is open 24/7. Each day there are free activities to discover the city with our energetic and passionate CEOs (Chief Entrainment Officers): hiking, beach day, walking tour, yoga, campfire, pub crawl, wine tasting, and more. Every Saturday morning, we propose you a different farmers market: Mojo Market, Oranjezischt Market and the famous Old Biscuit Mill with its Neighborhood Market. Cape Town offers a lot of to do, and various way to discover this wonderful city. Staying at Once in Cape Town to be part of an amazing experience. Backpacking & Hosteling
Saltycrax Backpackers SaltyCrax Backpackers Cape Town, is situated close to the beautiful white beaches of Blouberg and the famous Kite Beach. The 5 star accommodation based in Table View is easily accessible and designed to suit the busy, lazy or adventurous travellers every need. With a mix of private en-suit rooms and mixed dorm rooms, we really do have something to suit everyone. The property also offers a spacious cozy lounge for those rainy stay in days and a bonfire for those outdoor evenings under the stars. It has a fully equiped kitchen for you to prepare all of your meals, or why not take advantage of one of our catered packages and leave the cooking to us. We have free internet access to help you work out your next adventure and a jacuzzi to relax after a hard day of exploring. We offer a variety of packages. Transfers to and from the hostel. Plus lots of exciting activities that we can arrange for you throughout your stay, including tours in and around Cape Town. Backpacking & Hosteling
Atlantic Guest House Atlantic Guest House is an upmarket guesthouse that balances luxury and comfort where only the price is compromised. It is situated in Knysna with spectacular views of the world renowned scenic Knysna Heads and lagoon. Our guest bedrooms are bright and spacious and open out onto either a balcony or the pool/jacuzzi deck where you can relax and soak up the sun or just enjoy the beautiful surroundings. All our en suite and separate bathrooms are fitted with bath and shower facilities. The rooms are elegantly furnished, each with spectacular lagoon and ocean views. Guests staying in the Peace and Joy Family Suites simply have to hop out of their rooms to enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool and Jacuzzi. Fall in love all over again when you stay in the delightful Honeymoon Suite, and soak up the sea breeze on the patio of the Executive Suite. Relax in one of our three comfortable lounges, one of which has a large flat screen TV. Soak up the sun in our heated salt-water pool or Jacuzzi after a long day of fun and adventure. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast on the terrace and take in the magnificent view and surroundings. Bed & Breakfast
Cornfields River Bed and Breakfast Highly rated Bed and Breakfast offering three tastefully decorated rooms, a superb breakfast and unbeatable service. Cornfields River is extremely popular with overseas visitors and has occupancy of over 90%. We are passionate about ensuring your stay with us is a pleasurable one. We urge you not to only read what we have to say about ourselves but rather what our guests say, search for Cornfields River at www.booking.com and read all our guests reviews and let that be the reason why you choose Cornfields River as your preferred Bed and Breakfast in Swellendam. Bed & Breakfast
GOGO ALOISIA Gogo Aloisia is a luxury B&B with special designed interiors and the perfect host. Situated in a quiet part of Somerset West with views to mountains and the sea Cape Town as well as Stellenbsoch and the winelands are within easy reach. 20 minutes from the airport the place is easy to find and many tips will be given to guests interested in nature, culture and leisure. Bed & Breakfast
Knysna Herons Guest House Knysna Herons is a 3-Star Guest House located a stone throw away from the Lagoon and all the amenities Knysna has to offer.Enjoy some of the best hospitality at affordable prices in Knysna. Relax in the tranquil setting by the pool, surrounded by a tropical garden with palms, where we welcome you with open arms and every guest leaves as a friend.All rooms are equipped with private entrances and patio/balcony which overlooks the surrounding garden. Each self-catering unit has an en-suite bathroom, living room and a fully equipped kitchenette.Secure off street parking on the property.Our informal sun lounge is warm and full of character and enjoy a sun downer while reading a book or chatting with the other guest.Apart from our friendly atmosphere and personalized service, we offer free satellite television (DSTV), complimentary WiFi in all rooms, pool with towels, air conditioners in most rooms, electronic safes, wall panel heaters, hair dryers, fans, tea/coffee tray amenities in every room. Wood/charcoal or gas BBQ/braai to unwind and airport transfers.Start the day with our hearty Traditional Full English breakfast which will make you smile, including freshly cut fruit salad, juices, yoghurt, cereals, porridge, toast, preservatives.Knysna Herons Guest House welcomes each and every one from every corner of the globe.Knysna Herons Guest House has been successfully operating since 2009; we are constantly updating the facilities and the Guest House for all guests’ requirements. We have been very successful in making sure we cater for the most discerning of guests’. We have built a true little gem just a two minute drive from the town center, which over the years has attracted Families on holiday including Businesses and leisure guests alike. The Guest House Staff have worked hard on making friends with all our guests and creating a little home away from home atmosphere.Our Motto: “IT’S NOT HOW MANY VISIT US, IT’S HOW MANY RETURN” Bed & Breakfast
Morningside Cottage Morningside Cottage is 4 Star graded Guesthouse and ideally situated in the centre of the Cape Peninsula. Set in a charming English garden, nestled beside Morningside Manor House in Tokai. This renovated Cape Dutch cottage, decorated in a country style offers both tranquillity and modern amenities. Awaken to the sound of birds and enjoy breakfast on the veranda overlooking the pool or in front of a log fireplace. Minutes away from award winning golf courses, Muizenberg beaches, the Constantia vineyards, Stillness Wellness Spa, top restaurants, shops, national parks, bike and horse trails. Saltwater pool, fireplace, DSTV in every bedroom, Wi-Fi hotspot, hospitality tray and fruit basket. Secure parking, laundry service, pool towels and honesty bar. TGCSA 4-star Guest House. English, French, German and Xhosa spoken . Bed & Breakfast
Southern Comfort Guest Lodge Southern Comfort is an exclusive modern guest house nestled at the foot of Table Mountain, surrounded by the mountain ranges of Lion's Head and Devil's Peak and within walking distance to the popular and electic vibe of Kloof Street and the City with all its Cape Heritage sites. The uncluttered and tranquil Double De Luxe Bedroom-en-Suites each contain clean-lined bathrooms with walk-in showers; towelling dressing gowns; a hairdryer; tea/coffee-making facilities; noise-free slim-line air conditioners and satellite flat screen TVs. Wi-Fi/Internet Services are available throughout the Residence and an in-house laundry service is available on request. 3 x Suites each lead onto the garden terrace and 2 Suites overlook the sparking swimming-pool. Breakfasts are servied in the open plan communal dining-room on the upper floor where Guests can relax and enjoy a semi buffet-style self service as well as hot dishes to order. A wrap-around balcony leads off the dining/loung area offering magical views of Cape Town, the "Mother City". A Courtesy Desk is available in the Office for all Guest enquiries related to Tours, Transport etc. And Denise and Maya are at your service throughout your stay. Bed & Breakfast
De Hollandsche Molen Surrounded by its majestic mountains and beautiful vineyards - De Hollandsche Molen is seen as the perfect base from which to explore the Cape Winelands. On our beautiful lush green camping grounds we have 62 marked sites. We boast with 2 modern ablution blocks, which has facilities for disabled people, a launderette with scullery and a unisex bathroom for families with young children. Each site has its own braai stand and access to a 220V Electrical point. Caravan & Camping
Dibiki Holiday Resort Dibiki Holiday Resort / Vakansie Oord This peaceful resort is situated near the Hartenbos River and lagoon. If you are looking for a quiet weekend getaway, or a family holiday near the beach, Dibiki is the place to be. Enjoy the lovely Mediterranean climate, long white sandy beaches and lots of other activities and entertainment in and around the area. We offer grass covered/or paved sites with electricity, water and DSTV-points. Neat, modern and luxury ablutions which are serviced daily. Laundry facilities available. Six sites have private ablution facilities. We also have immaculate wooden self-catering chalets and bachelor cabins as accommodation. Facilities for functions and a Lapa next to the swimming pool is also available. Come and enjoy sweet & savoury tasty treats and beverages at our coffee shop. Being situated at the dead end of a small road, Dibiki's tranquil setting is a sanctuary for those who wish to relax and enjoy a holiday in a private resort with no busy streets around. The resort is only 6 km from the Langeberg Mall, and it takes a few minutes to get to all the necessities like banks, shops, restaurants, etc. The George Airport is an easy 34 km drive away on the N2, and Travel-ibiki’s Shuttle Service is there to provide you with safe, reliable and affordable transport if you need it. Caravan & Camping
Plettenberg A Forever Resort Caravan Park Emerald forests, majestic mountains, never-ending wilderness and exquisite beaches invite you to the paradise that is Plettenberg, on the banks of the Keurbooms River in the heart of the Garden Route. Its prime location, lush kingdom of fauna and flora, wealth of eco adventures and rich cultural legacy make this a prime choice. Indulge in the myriad of enchanting sights and sounds, view game on a safari, visit a wolf, elephant, monkey or bird sanctuary or be amazed at the Noetzie castles. Absorb the serenity of the bush in 3-star luxury in the forest valley with a choice of self-catering log cabins with river views or timber or brick chalets with fire places, all with selected satellite TV channels. Or relax in the picturesque, riverside caravan and camping park sites, all with power points, in a landscape dotted with Yellowwood and Stinkwood trees.    And after a day filled with a string of exhilarating activities, tuck into a braai or “potjie” at sunset. Treat the family to a ferry cruise, frolick on the beaches, spot dolphins or southern right whales, explore the Otter or Robberg trails, take a scenic drive to the Cango caves, Knysna or Tsitsikama forests, take a township tour or simply treat the kids to a feast of fun at the resort. With its plentiful charms, Plettenberg lives up to its name as a dream destination. Ask any family, nature lover or conference delegate. So why wait, come live your dream! Caravan & Camping
Falcons View Manor With a welcoming and homely feel, the Manor house embraces you as you set foot inside. The interiors of Falcon's View Manor reflect a fresh interpretation of the past and present by adding ultra-modern features to the Victorian theme. The emphasis is on great service, set in an elegant, yet modern atmosphere. Nestled on two manicured acres, each of the 10 rooms has been created to ensure the utmost in relaxation, leisure, comfort and pampering. Our casual in house bistro serves light mediterranean style meals from lunch to dinner time - in the stylish dining room or (weather permitting) in the Tea Garden. And one of the best parts of Falcons View Manor; awesome views of the Knysna lagoon and heads from the veranda. Falcons View Manor’s history has a strong connection to the Thesen family, who played an integral role in the development of Knysna as a timber town. The Thesen family home, Hill House, has become Falcons View Manor, an official heritage building. And while the hotel retains its original charm, the rooms in the Manor House have recently been refurbished to satisfy contemporary tastes. Falcons View Manor is committed to using local suppliers and supporting local entrepreneurs wherever possible. We are also committed to sourcing business partners/suppliers who follow sustainable and responsible business practices. This is a special break away, and everyone at Falcons View Manor will be sure to make your stay a memorable one. Country House
Grand Dedale Country House Grand Dédale is an exclusive and luxurious 5 star venue located in the historic and elegantly restored Doolhof Manor House in Wellington at the foot of the Bainskloof Pass surrounded by mountains. It consists of six individually designed en suite rooms and suites, a separate honeymoon cottage, spacious reception rooms and a large pool in landscaped gardens. The country house offers an outstanding personalized service, imaginative cuisine and numerous outdoor activities making it a stellar destination in the Cape Winelands. Country House
Hawksmoor House Hawksmoor House is a Cape Dutch country retreat located on a 220- hectare wine farm, Matjieskuil, near Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands. Meticulously restored and beautifully decorated with exquisite antiques, it occupies a stunning location amidst vineyards overlooking Table Mountain, and enjoys spectacular sunsets. A 25 minute drive away from the buzzing Cape Town centre, the estate is quiet and serene. In addition to our guests, the farm is home to horses, cows, porcupines, hawks, pelicans and countless other wildlife. Our resident German Pointers Cosmo, Max & little Alice keep a watchful eye on the daily workings of the farm. If you love dirt roads, sunsets, wine by candlelight, an owl outside your window, and don’t mind sharing the pool with the occasional disoriented frog, or getting a paw print of our overzealous dogs on your trousers, you have found your place! Country House
Lord's Guest Lodge Simply another world It is hard to imagine a more splendid setting for a supremely elegant venue that takes one back to a time of extravagant luxury and exemplary refinement. With 4 star management and exquisite style you can not help to feel like royalty during your stay. Inspired by the surroundings and its rich heritage, Lord's Guest Lodge overlooks the expanse of the Valley and the blue mountains beyond. Situated atop the Koningsrivier hills between Robertson and McGregor, just off the R62, Lord’s Guest Lodge welcomes you to a place where time stood still. Country House
The Wild Mushroom Luxury Country House The boutique hotel comprises eight suites. Each tells the tale of a specific mushroom species. In a sophisticated way the luxurious interior renders the vital colours and textures of the Golden Oyster, the indigenous Kalahari truffle, the magical Psilocybe, the pink-purple Russula, the orange-green Lactarius deliciosus and the glimmering Omphalotus, or Copper Trumpet mushrooms. Each window offers a spectacular vista of mountains and vineyards. Country House
Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa is a family destination, 4-star, Big 5 game reserve real close to Cape Town; situated just two hours’ drive from the city. It is the ultimate African safari getaway. This four-star establishment boasts all the features associated with an exceptional safari lodge. The reserve consists of 10,000 hectares Big 5 conservancy in the southern Karoo, and home to the big 5 legends of the wilderness. Aquila Game Reserve offers traditional game drives, safaris on horseback, quad biking, star safaris and now also an African spa. Game Lodge
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Dwyka Lodge The malaria-free Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the heart of the Little Karoo, part of the Caleo Foundation, sits at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountain. Sanbona offers a Big 5 wilderness experience and has an alluring atmosphere of stillness and an air of isolation amid the raw beauty of boundless peaks and plains. Just a 3-hour drive from Cape Town, Sanbona and the spirit of the San people welcome you. The eco-friendly Dwyka Tented Lodge is surrounded by awe-inspiring rock formations, which was once the home of ancient Khoisan hunters. Situated on a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine, the lodge with 9 luxury tents, each with private decks and spa baths, has a Relaxation Retreat, communal lounge with fireplace and TV, wine cellar and open air boma. The lodge epitomises the idea of seclusion and luxury. Guests can enjoy Big 5 game drives; nature walks amidst this unique wilderness area, viewing the priceless rock art, stargazing, perfecting their photographic skills, take advantage of the unique boat safari or simply spend time at the Relaxation Retreat. Game Lodge
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Gondwana Lodge The malaria-free Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the heart of the Little Karoo, part of the Caleo Foundation, sits at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountain. Sanbona offers a Big 5 wilderness experience and has an alluring atmosphere of stillness and an air of isolation amid the raw beauty of boundless peaks and plains. Just a 3-hour drive from Cape Town, Sanbona and the spirit of the San people welcome you. Overlooking Bellair Dam and offering 12 generously proportioned luxury suites, each with endless views over the plains, the Anysberg-mountains and beyond. Children of all ages will be entertained with an exciting “Kids on Safari” program. Gondwana Family Lodge, resembling a typical thatched Karoo homestead, offers family rooms, a children’s activity room, spacious lawns, outdoor play area and pool, which will ensure entertainment for the whole family. Upon arrival, your hosts will discuss activity options for your family taking the family’s size, children’s ages and the weather into consideration. Gondwana offers complimentary child minding in the kiddies play room for those that are too young to participate in game drives. Guests can enjoy Big 5 game drives; nature walks amidst this unique wilderness area, viewing the priceless rock art, stargazing, perfecting their photographic skills, take advantage of the unique boat safari or simply spend time at the Relaxation Retreat. Game Lodge
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Tilney Manor The malaria-free Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the heart of the Little Karoo, part of the Caleo Foundation, sits at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountain. Sanbona offers a Big 5 wilderness experience and has an alluring atmosphere of stillness and an air of isolation amid the raw beauty of boundless peaks and plains. Just a 3-hour drive from Cape Town, Sanbona and the spirit of the San people welcome you. The historical Tilney Manor is a tranquil oasis overlooking breath-taking vistas of the mountains and plains of the Little Karoo. The Manor consists of six large open-plan suites; each opening onto their own private verandas boasting panoramic views of the reserve and can sleep a maximum of two adults. This lush oasis setting of Tilney Manor is surrounded by carefully laid out indigenous gardens and guests can enjoy Big 5 game drives, nature walks amidst this unique wilderness area, viewing the priceless rock art, stargazing, perfecting their photographic skills or simply spending time at the Relaxation Retreat or even enjoying the boat safari. Guests can enjoy Big 5 game drives; nature walks amidst this unique wilderness area, viewing the priceless rock art, stargazing, perfecting their photographic skills, take advantage of the unique boat safari or simply spend time at the Relaxation Retreat. Game Lodge
African Oceans Manor on the Beach Inspired by the rhythmic waves rolling onto the golden sand and the majestic Outeniqua mountains, African Oceans echoes perfection. Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, virtually on the shoreline, this is the destination to create lasting memories. The exceptional treatment, the unique and thoughtful touches, the luxury and comfort all add to the enticement of returning again and again. With superbstaff and individual attention one should not pass through Mossel Bay without stopping by for a visit. Our rooms offer relaxation equipped with television, air conditioning, mini bar, coffee and tea facilities as well as private balconies/patio’s. We invite you to enjoy a cocktail on our pool deck overlooking the bay and the breathtaking Indian Ocean. Nearby activities, among others include elephant rides or a picnic with tame elephants, shark diving, game drives and top golf courses.  TGCSA 5 Star Guesthouse. Guest House
Afrovibe Beach House Afrovibe is located in Sedgefield, one of the most sublime coastal destinations in South Africa. It is one of many small towns which punctuate the celebrated Garden Route coastline, but it stands apart because of both its awesome, friendly vibe and wealth of surrounding natural assets. Afrovibe Beach House is the perfect destination for those seeking a relaxed, comfortable respite. It is ideally positioned, just 80m from one of the most incredible stretches of shoreline in the Garden Route and serves as a homely and peaceful base from which to explore the many and varied attractions across the region. All the rooms are simply, yet tastefully appointed, with crisp white cotton bedding. Each unit has a television with DSTV programming and free Wifi access. Accommodation options, of which all are en-suite, include: double rooms, twin rooms, family rooms and self-catering apartments with all the necessary amenities. In the mood just to chill? This 3-star graded guest house boasts a spacious back garden with an enticing swimming pool, surrounded by heavenly poolside loungers. It also has braai (barbecue) facilities together with an outdoor entertainment area. If you are looking for accommodation which completely epitomises casual, beach-side living, Afrovibe Beach House will be perfect for you! Guest House
Auberge Provence Auberge provence is an intimate retreat set on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the whale watcher’s paradise of Walker Bay, designed to reflect tranquil French country style.  Built around a romantic central courtyard, boasting a charcoal and travertine pool and bronze sculptures.  Enjoy sumptuous breakfasts under a grapevined terrace or on the seafront patio.  Cool interiors and rich colours offer a haven of great charm and style.  All bedrooms have sea or mountain views and offer every luxury.  For a romantic getaway, choose a room with your own plunge pool or the suite with jacuzzi and private lounge. Watch whales breach 100 meters away.  Mountain trails, shark cage diving, whale watching, golf, beautiful beaches and wine routes nearby.  Luxury travel to South Africa must include a stay in Hermanus at the Auberge Provence luxury guest house, proud winner of S A Tourism Welcome Award for Bed and Breakfast/Guest House and Country House category. Guest House
Avondrood Guesthouse Avondrood Guest House is nestled amidst the beautiful mountains and vineyards of the Cape Winelands and conveniently located within walking distance of the village centre of Franschhoek, South Africa’s renowned gourmet capital. Avondrood Guest House is a charming well-maintained Victorian Cape Dutch-style house built in 1870 that has been tastefully renovated adding modern day comforts whilst retaining many features of the original building. There are eight generous rooms, one of which is a new two bedroomed family suite, each with a distinctive décor, creating a unique ambiance. We offer a new wine bar service, which is situated in our spacious lounge area. In addition, the premises are surrounded by a lush secluded 2,000 square meter garden with a private swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Guest House
Carmichael Guesthouse Charm and distinction in a magnificent old Victorian house within a tranquil environment. Very conveniently positioned, being close to both the airport and the city bowl. Guest House
Dongola House We are situated in the tranquil Constantia Valley (Cape Town's vineyard) and bordering onto the Grootboschkloof River Walk, a small managed nature reserve with stunning views of Constantiaberg mountain, part of Table Mountain National Park. Surrounded by 10 vineyards including the 331 year old Groot Constantia, friendly pubs, superb restaurants, from easy eating to fine dining, golf courses and the magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. With the M3 Highway, only three kilometres away, you are minutes, by car, from the V & A Waterfront, Table Mountain, Robben Island, The International Convention Centre, both Greenpoint and Newlands stadia or the spectacular beaches of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean seaboards with their quaint quirky villages and hip and happening restaurants; as well as the Central Business Districts of Cape Town, Tokai and Retreat. We are a very convenient base for the American Consulate. We can offer King size, Queen size or Twin, extra length beds with fine percale linen, en-suite bathrooms/shower rooms with bathrobes and eco friendly complimentary bath products, in eight comfortable rooms. Our scrumptious a la carte breakfast menu, can be taken in the tranquil landscaped gardens next to the 9m long solar heated pool or in the cosy dining room both with views of Table Mountain National Park. Guest House
Earthbound Guest House Earthbound Guest House is a 4 star bed and breakfast that offers our guests spacious comfortable and stylish rooms. All of our 6 rooms are individually decorated and come with all the amenities and facilities to make your stay with us comfortable. Some of these include safe and secure off street parking, a pleasant garden with swimming pool, padded sun loungers and pool towels. We also pride ourselves with our highly efficient and discreet staff who are always ready to help. We are situated in a peaceful and quiet residential area of Oudtshoorn , close to the town centre (15-20 min. walk ) and within easy reach of all the major attractions the area has to offer. We are able to offer this at affordable rates with the bonus of being home away from home. Guest House
iKhaya Lodge & Conference Centre iKhaya Lodge & Conference Centre is situated in the heart of Cape Town's beautiful City Bowl, ideally located in quaint and quiet Dunkley Square, Gardens. The lodge has a unique 'Safari Feel' that belies it's urban surroundings, and one can be forgiven when enjoying a sundowner on the patio whilst contemplating the stunning view of Table Mountain, to also expect to catch a graceful giraffe from the corner of their eye! The decor and ambiance is crafted around creating a relaxing ambiance, intended to instantly relax the traveller, and hopefully, the warm smile from the reception team makes one feel at home. Staying at iKhaya Lodge & Conference Centre, one is constantly reminded of being on African soil. The music is Pan African, popular tunes from Cape Verde to Kinshasa, east to Kenya and South to Zimbabwe and of course South Africa, mix happily with melodies from Senegal and Morocco and guests often ask where they can purchase the music. This unique property embraces eleven standard en-suite rooms, framed by hand crafted doors and light fittings whilst the eucalyptus rafters are known to release a delicate scent in the height of summer. The apartments are spacious and allow for plenty of natural light. The mountain facing rooms, offer spectacular views of Table Mountain and Lion's Head barely five minutes drive away. iKhaya's ideal location allows for easy access to most of the City's key attractions. The Iziko Museums are all within ten minutes walking distance as is the CBD and Parliament buildings. The V&A Waterfront is a leisurely 40 minute walk and the CTICC 30 minutes walk. Access to the key motorways is simplified as one need not go through the city. Our 24 hour reception team are always eager to assist, mean that planning an itinerary or choosing where to eat dinner can be done with some local input where needed. A full breakfast is included in the rate. Breakfast is served in the welcoming lounge restaurant area. The continental spread includes a selection of cereals, breads, yogurts, juices, fruit-salad and of course coffee and tea. Lattes, espressos or cappuccinos are also included in the breakfast. Lunch or dinner can be enjoyed on the square in any of the three restaurants opposite the lodge offering either Greek, Indian or Pub fare respectively. Within 10 to 15 minutes walk are a wide range of restaurants along the famous Kloof and Long Streets, and one need not go too far. At the end of the day, the roomy couches in the lounge beg for company and magazines and daily papers are spread out for easy reading. And then there’s always the cosy and private balconies to be enjoyed in the standard rooms and the mountain facing apartments. All in all, we look forward to each person that walks through our doors and we always hope that they leave feeling welcomed, relaxed and having enjoyed warm hospitality. Guest House
Plattekloof Premium Lodge Welcome to Plattekloof Lodge! Celebrated for its atmosphere and outstanding service, Plattekloof Lodge offers luxury accommodation for both holiday makers and business persons alike. Situated in Cape Town’s up-market and quiet Northern Suburb of Plattekloof, conveniently close to the N1 highway and other main roads. Not only does the area have the best views of Table Mountain and Bloubergstrand but is also only minutes away from the Cape Town International Airport, Durbanville Wine Route, Grand West Casino, Tygerberg, and Canal Walk shopping centers and other world famous attractions. Guest House
Sun Bell Lodge Sun Bell Lodge is a family owned guest house that was converted from a normal 5 bedroom 2 bathroom residential home, to a 15 bedroom guest house. Sun Bell Lodge has a vast and regular guest registry. most of our clients return on a monthly basis for work in and around the Cape Town area. Sun Bell Lodge has also accommodated most of the South African Music Artists and Actors. Sun Bell Lodge is situated in Bellville, a tree lined street welcomes you when enroute. Sun Bell Lodge is pride to say that we have won the 2nd Sanlam Top Destination Award in 2016. Sun Bell Lodge was also awarded a 8.1 Grade from Booking.com - Guest Review Award. Sun Bell Lodge is also a home based value guest house that provide home cooked meals from breakfast, lunches and Dinners. Breakfast has a vast variety on the Buffet for hot and cold dishes, Freshly baked breads, croissants and other pastries will be indulged. Dinners and Lunches also gets prepared fresh every day by our resident Chef. Fresh market and farm products gets used to prepare the meals. All Guest Rooms has got Wifi Acces and is free of charge uncapped, all rooms has the hotel package with decoder for DSTV and all local SABC channels can be viewed. Sun Bell Lodge has 3 room types, standard luxury rooms with airconditioning, Standard Cabins, with ceiling fans and patios, and 1 Luxury Suite. all rooms are en suite and has either a garden or pool view room or is an inside room. Free amenities in rooms consist of body wash, Body lotion, environmentally friendly soap, Free Belgium welcome chocolate and free bottled water in all rooms. Sun Bell Lodge takes pride and serious consideration for the environment, we recycle all plastics, bottles, tins/cans, papers and food gets returned to the earth as compost, we try and safe water as far as human possible with the assistance of all our guests. Sun Bell Lodge prides itself and strives to live up to their slogan " creating lasting memories" Guest House
The Last Word Franschhoek Past internationally-renowned vineyards, there’s a place where the charming wisteria- rose- and bougainvillea-lined path offers a charismatic welcome and personalised service. A stylish living room opens onto an outdoor swimming pool and compact sun trap - indigenous and exotic flora ensure a colourful garden year around. Expect French Provençal living at this five-star, intimate hotel where eight superior double rooms and two pool suites provide private retreats. Reflecting nuances of Cape Huguenot heritage, The Last Word Franschhoek has been a consecutive finalist as South Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel in the World Travel Awards. Wine tasting on horseback is one of the area’s unusual activities - and remember Franschhoek is the country’s food-and-wine heartland. Fine touches and attention to detail, complemented by an attentive yet unobtrusive team, promise treasured memories. Guest House
Villa Afrikana Guest Suites Perched high above the town of Knysna, also known as the pearl of the Garden Route, on a hill fittingly called “Paradise” overlooking the world acclaimed Knysna Heads and lagoon. Villa Afrikana Guest Suites is recognized as an innovator in the Guest House category, offering guests an ambience of conviviality and unpretentious elegance. All suites are specifically designed to maximize space, comfort and views over the Knysna Heads and Lagoon. Each suite features a comfortably furnished and also very spacious luxury bathroom as well as a private balcony. Guest House
White Shark Guest House A warm welcome and experience in service and style awaits you at White Shark Guest House. Ideally situated for Shark cage diving and Whale watching as a fleet of boats depart every morning from our natural harbour, within 400 meters to take you on an Marine big 5 game viewing cruise. Featuring views of the Atlantic Ocean, this elegant furnished four star bed and breakfast offers stylish rooms, large living room, comfortable sofas and a terrace with unbeatable views. Some rooms come with a private deck and the en-suite bathroom with a spa bath.  Free Wi-Fi connectivity is available throughout.Breakfast is served every morning on the patio with a spectacular ocean view. Dining options are available upon request, and guests have access to a fully equipped kitchen with a typical braai & BBQ facility.With a combination of rustic stonewalls, a colorful interior, and high quality conveniences, we guarantees an unforgettable stay. Activities include shark cage diving and whale watching can be arranged by our staff on behalf of guests. Guest House
City Lodge V & A Waterfront This Cape Town hotel has 207 rooms. It doesn’t get more convenient than this! Our City Lodge Hotel Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is located right at the entrance to the V&A Waterfront – allowing guests to not only easily enjoy this great Cape Town attraction, but also take advantage of V&A Waterfront’s ideal location near local highlights. A nautical theme runs through the hotel and a spa-pool and sundowner bar are available for guests to relax in the warm Cape weather. Please note that the V&A Waterfront Company is moving into the next phase of its building programme adjacent to our hotel.This building activity is expected to take place from 07h00 to 22h00 from Monday to Saturday, until the project is completed in in the latter part of 2017. Construction work in our car park area has been completed, however, we are still short of 20 parking bays, but will be able to offer parking in front of the Queens Hotel in the interim. As from January 4, 2017, work will begin on a multi-storey car park adjacent to our hotel. The gardens and pathway next to the canal will also be re-established during the year. During this period, there will be some dust and noise pollution from this activity – but we will be doing our utmost to limit the impact on our hotel and our guests.Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience during your stay with us. We will be doing our utmost to ensure that you have an enjoyable and comfortable stay at our ideally located hotel. Hotel
Colosseum Luxury Hotel Situated within walking of Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Century City Convention Centre, and Virgin Active Gym, Colosseum Luxury Hotel boasts 4-star elegance for business and leisure travellers from all over the world. The Hotel offers 68 plush guest rooms, each fully equipped with semi self-catering facilities and en-suite bathrooms. Hotel features include a sun-lit lounge and bar, state-of-the-art conferencing venues, the renowned CinCin Restaurant, and an exclusive Chinese Massage Studio. Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town - Upper Eastside At DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town Upper Eastside Hotel - we put the human touch back into your travel experience. It all starts with the warm welcome of a chocolate chip cookie at check-in. Then the caring keeps coming with everything from the luxurious comfort of our DoubleTree sleep experience, to our highly-trained staff members who are dedicated to anticipating your needs so your stay is the best it can be. Come see us! We always have a cookie with your name on it ready and waiting. DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town Upper Eastside is located in Cape Town’s dynamic, upcoming district of Woodstock, a popular area which is home to an abundance of fashionable art galleries, boutiques, music bars and trendy restaurants. With both business and leisure guests in mind,this 183 roomed hotels offers a wide range of amenities including ten meeting rooms, a 350-capacity function room, gym . Discerning guests can also enjoy the hotel bar, and the Signature in-house Restaurant Liberty’s with notable accommodation ranging from executive rooms and suites to luxury, two-storey duplex loft rooms located on the penthouse floor and offering panoramic views of the city’s best known landmarks. DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town Upper Eastside enjoys a convenient central location: a mere 15 minutes from Cape Town International Airport (14km away) and approximately 10 minutes from the world- renowned V&A Waterfront. ACCOMMODATIONS DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town Upper Eastside has a variety of guestrooms that meet the needs of every kind of traveler, from business to leisure to family groups. Each room is equipped to ensure your every comfort. • 183 well-appointed guestrooms • Including 88 twin rooms and 16 suites • 2 disabled rooms FACILITIES • Free wireless high-speed internet access • Alarm clock radio with MP3 connectivity • Tea and co ee making facilities • Room laptop safe • LCD satellite television • Disabled friendly • Verbena & Lavender bath products by Crabtree & Everlyn • Minibar (deluxe rooms and suites) • Central cooling and heating system through out • 24-hour Gym • 24-hour airport shuttle service • Free shuttle service to the V&A Waterfront Same-day laundry • Concierge desk • Wi-Fi printer service available Hotel
Eendracht Hotel & Apartments Situated in the historic Dorp Street in the centre of the oldest part of Stellenbosch, is the award winning Eendracht Hotel & Apartments. Eendracht is a village hotel with the ambiance of a Stellenbosch house. Eendracht is within walking distance of all the main attractions, which include antique shops, museums, art galleries, more than sixty restaurants and the University and its sports grounds. Central to the Stellenbosch Wine Route, and less than half an hour’s drive from more than 10 golf courses and an easy 30 min drive from the Cape Town International Airport. Immerse yourself in one of the 12 elegant rooms all en-suite with fine cotton linen, down duvets, writing bureaus and some surprising luxuries. Some of the amenities you can expect include free high-speed wireless Internet, Air-conditioning, a stocked bar fridge, in room coffee and tea making facilities and bicycles that the guest can use to explore this cycle mad town. Another building in Minserie Street which is within a five-minute walk from Eendracht has been added to their portfolio. This 1928 listed house has been restored to its original art-deco style, and houses three semi self-catering units. Eco friendly Eendracht strives to minimize their carbon footprint as far as possible, with solar geysers, solar electricity, energy saver bulbs, Eco-friendly Air-conditioners and a active recycling program. Initially guests book at Eendracht, due to their prime location and perceived quality, only to return time and again because of their award-winning service. Hotel
Fancourt South Africa The Plettenberg – situated on a rocky headland in one of South Africa's most spectacular beach towns – is the ultimate escape. This property, with 35 individually decorated rooms and two villas, showcases the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa with views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden beach. The Plettenberg is situated in the heart of Plettenberg Bay, which is world-renowned for its excellent selection of outdoor activities. From regular dolphin and whale sightings to bungee jumping, treetop canopy tours and other more daring pursuits in the surrounding countryside, The Plettenberg is the ideal place to relax and unwind, recharge and reinvigorate. It’s a destination with a year-round temperate climate, beautiful beaches and unrivalled scenery – it’s also a destination that has a culture of conservation, living history, and annual events and festivals, as well as a flourishing creative community. Tucked neatly into the Garden Route, Plettenberg boasts golden beaches, a rugged peninsula and dense green forests. Hotel
Feathers Boutique Hotel Feathers Boutique Hotel situated in Rosendal, Durbanville is a stone throw from the famous Durbanville wine valley and walking distance from Tygervalley centre.Our passionate and dynamic team is well known for service excellence, attention to detail and warm honest hospitality which have been given recognition by numerous industry awards.Feathers offers 20 double rooms, 2 conference suites, a beautiful courtyard garden covered with a Bedouin tent ideal for small intimate weddings and functions.We offer a world class menu and unique elements such as hand crafted jewellery, craft beer and a rich coffee culture. Hotel
Franschhoek Boutique Hotel Situated in the centre of the famous Franschhoek village surrounded by the bouquet of freshly baked bread, hand rolled pasta and some of Africa’s greatest artworks. Franschhoek Boutique hotel has six, elegant 25sqm boutique boudoirs that vow to marry its mistress the picturesque Franschhoek Mountains. This hotel offers high end hotel styled service with the comfort of country living. Hotel
Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard With 292 en-suite rooms on offer, guests can choose from Standard or Executive rooms. Each room is furnished with stylish touches along with a host of comforts that make you feel at home. Amenities provided include tea and coffee making facilities, television with DSTV, air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi, writing desk and wakeup facility to name but a few. Plenty of services and facilities can be enjoyed within the rest of the hotel too. Enjoy buffet style dining at Harbour View Restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner daily. Catch up to your work commitments with the help of our Self Service Workstation, or plan your event with ease through our conferencing options. You can also enjoy a host of other accommodation features as a guest at our hotel, which receives great reviews on TripAdvisor. Enjoy the many sights of Cape Town with the help of Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard – your home from home in South Africa’s Mother City. Hotel
Grande Roche Hotel Nestled at the foot of the magnificent Paarl Rock is a small, luxury hotel like no other. It is a place where history interacts with modern comforts...where the atmosphere of a bygone era brings a sense of gracious, unhurried living. At the Grande Roche Hotel you will: Experience the privacy and tranquillity of comfortable and stylish suites nestled among the vineyards of our working fruit farm Feel a sense of belonging as you explore our centuries-old buildings and the rich biodiversity of the Paarl nature reserve Take your taste buds on a journey of culinary delight in the award-winning restaurants Be inspired by the unique mix of heritage, innovation and elegance The essence of the Grande Roche Hotel experience lies in the unique, individually named suites spread over landscaped gardens in the midst of a working wine farm with its inimitable style and unsurpassed excellence in service. From the moment you arrive, you are warmly greeted by our Guest Service team, offered a welcome drink and escorted to your suite through the beautiful gardens. An aura of timeless elegance sets the tone for Bosman's Restaurant in Grande Roche, where fine dining and attentive service is the order of the day. Our Michelin-trained Executive Chef, Roland Gorgosilich, infuses classic international cuisine with imagination and innovation. Hotel
Kurland Hotel Kurland Hotel is ideally situated near the picturesque beach resorts of Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley, in the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route. The ideal escape, time is of no consequence here and guests set their own pace. Kurland aims to provide comfort, serenity and great hospitality, ensuring that both young and old have the pleasure of engaging in country pursuits and new experiences. This Tatler award-winning 5 star boutique luxury hotel has 12 luxurious Suites set within a manicured garden setting.  Children have their own playrooms, play areas and swimming pools.  6 x Luxury and 4 x Superior rooms have a loft for children, private courtyard and patio. 2 x Elegant rooms have a garden patio. Hotel
Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort High up in the Piekenierskloof Pass, nestled within the Cederberg Mountains, lies the majestic and award winning Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort. Situated less than a 2-hour drive from Cape Town, this cosy 4 Star resort has something for everyone. It features 22 hotel rooms that have been designed so that guests feel comfortable, yet at home. Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort aims to make its visitors so welcome that they will want to return again and again. This resort is suitable for corporate as well as leisure travellers. Kloof Restaurant offers a simple elegance combined with a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Let your taste buds be tempted by some of the mouth-watering offerings prepared by our Chefs. The Conference Centre, which can accommodate up to 120 guests, is an ideal venue to hold team building events, seminars, symposiums and lectures, birthday functions, weddings and other special functions. In addition to the other services and facilities – ladies bar & lounge, children’s playground, pool table, indoor heated pool and outdoor pool – we also offer a Spa & Wellness Centre and, for the more adventurous, Zip Lines (7 platforms), Mountain Bike Trails and Target Shooting. Hiking trails onsite and in the surrounding area offers you the chance to do some bird watching. There are plenty of experiences to be had in the region, from 4 x 4, rock climbing and mountain bike trails, to lazy walks through the kaleidoscopic fields of gazanias, vygies and daisies that bloom every August and September. Awards and nominations: Dream Hotels & Resorts, Resort of the Year 2013, 2014 & 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015 & 2016, Winner TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2015 Winner, Booking.com award for a 8.9 Review Score for 2016, TravelGround Top 100 Awards – Cederberg 2015, Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Award Winner 2016 - Africa Continent, West Coast Tourism – Best Accommodation 2014 Hotel
Point Village Hotel “The Point Village Hotel has made a significant statement it?s presence at the entrance to the popular Mossel Bay Point recreational area.  The Point Village Hotel offers luxury accommodation in 16 en-suite rooms, each with its own kitchenette, as well as 7 suites with self catering facilities, each with 2 en-suite bedrooms and fully equipped kitchens.  The atmosphere is chic yesterday that blends with modern today in a relaxing holiday feeling.  The hotel rooms are very spacious, luxurious and furnished in contemporary stylish but unpretentious themes. The hotel has not only become popular with South Africans but has also become a first night venue for hikers on the World Renowned Oystercatcher Trail.  A typical quote is from Gary Welsh, the leader of one of the hiking groups who spent a night here on Sunday last week, before setting off on the 4 day walk along the coast to Gouritz River,  ?Great and spacious rooms, modern and in a way futuristic.  The decor is stimulating and unusual, moving away from the normal ?copy and paste style? of most hotels.  The locality is indeed, unbeatable.? Hotel
Premier Hotel Knysna - The Moorings Premier Hotel Knysna – The Moorings can be found on the banks of the Knysna lagoon and offers views of thousands of hectares of beautiful indigenous forest. The area is serene in its secluded Knysna Heads setting and less than 3km from the town’s centre. We encourage you to relax in the utmost comfort in one of our deluxe, 1 & 2 bedroomed suites or your very own waterfront villa and enjoy culinary delights at the trendy Salmon Restaurant. Step out of your room and into nature with a multitude of outdoor experiences. Have fun with the family in our play area, lounge by the pool, picnic in the beautiful resort gardens, head off to discover the richness of Knysna or simply share a champagne moment by the lagoon. Hotel
Road Lodge N1 City This Road Lodge couldn’t get more central if it tried! A great hotel choice for business travelers, as it’s close to the airport and the Cape Town CBD, but also an equally useful stay for leisure travelers, as both the beach and Wine Routes are just short drives away. Named N1 City due to its close proximity to the N1 motorway and N1 City Retail and Office Park, this Road Lodge Hotel features the following: 92 comfortable rooms 10km from Cape Town CBD 10km from Cape Town International Airport 20 minutes from the beach and various Wine Routes Close to the N1 City Hospital and Panorama Clinic Hotel
The Andros Deluxe Boutique Hotel The Andros Boutique Hotel is a gracious Cape Dutch homestead, built in 1908 and designed by Sir Herbert Baker. Restored and updated, carefully preserving its old-world charm, the house is set in large, mature park-like gardens in the heart of Claremont, one of Cape Town?s beautiful Southern suburbs. The Manor house is furnished in elegant and traditional style, complementing the original features of this beautiful graceful home. Unwind after a long day touring, sight-seeing or playing a round of golf, with a good book, in the serene sun room or the quiet drawing room. Enjoy some of our freshly prepared cocktails or pre-dinner drinks in the champagne room adjacent to our restaurant DINE, where superb food is served.   Relax at the pool or work out in the well equipped gym and sauna. Our beauty salon, Bliss, has two treatment rooms with two fully qualified beauticians on duty daily where you can spoil yourself with a personalized treatment to suit your needs.   The conference room has all the latest equipment for small intimate conferences and can seat up to 28 delegates comfortably.   Set in the garden are eight spacious bedrooms, each with its own veranda and a view over the lush garden. The luxury room has its own separate entrance and living area as well as private swimming pool.  The four original bedrooms in the manor house, each individually decorated in a traditional style, have beautiful garden and mountain views. The rooms are furnished with all the luxuries to make your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. Hotel
The Capital Mirage The Capital Mirage 5 star and conveniently located, The Capital Mirage is the picture of style and sophistication. Each of The Capital Mirage’s 65 oversized rooms and apartments will envelop you in opulence from the moment you step inside. Every feature and finish is designed to exude luxury and elicit gasps. The property offers a selection of luxury and superior studios, or spacious one, two, or three bedroom apartments. . Whether you’re seeking leisurely lunches, roof top cocktails, trendy nightclubs or retail therapy, The Capital Mirage puts it all within strolling distance. Be awestruck by the Cape Town panorama and savour the epic views with a drink in hand at the Sky bar . Enjoy world class services with in-room dining, complimentary uncapped high speed Wi-Fi, HD satellite television, complimentary parking and scheduled shuttles to the V & A Waterfront and Cape Town International Convention Centre. The hotel is the perfect base for exploring Cape Town and our local preferred supplier can assist you with your itinerary. Hotel
The Cellars-Hohenort The Cellars-Hohenort is located in "Cape Town's Vineyard", the historical Constantia Valley, with its views of South Africa's famous Table Mountain. We have 52 rooms that boast panoramic views of the iconic mountain and our manicured gardens. Our rooms range from double rooms to luxury double rooms, suites and the opulent Madiba Villa.Our location, just 15 minutes from the city centre, allows us to offer a number of activities for our guests, from action-packed mountain activities to leisure walks connecting the local wine farms, to a full day’s activities in the Mother City.At the hotel we have two award-winning restaurants to take our guests on a memorable culinary journey. Greenhouse and The Conservatory are both run by our Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef, Peter Tempelhoff. Hotel
The Marine The Marine is one of South Africa's most spectacular seaside hotels. Perched on the cliffs, overlooking Walker Bay in Hermanus, The Marine boasts 40 individually decorated bedrooms and suites. This unforgettable property overlooks South Africa's most pristine whale sanctuary, and it is just a stone's throw from one of the greatest densities of the endangered Great White Shark, and selection of fynbos species in the Cape. The Marine offers guests the unique opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching in the world. From June to November each year guests are able to view these majestic creatures from the comfort of their beautiful sea view room. Hotel
The Plettenberg Hotel The Plettenberg – situated on a rocky headland in one of South Africa's most spectacular beach towns – is the ultimate escape. This property, with 35 individually decorated rooms and two villas, showcases the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa with views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden beach. The Plettenberg is situated in the heart of Plettenberg Bay, which is world-renowned for its excellent selection of outdoor activities. From regular dolphin and whale sightings to bungee jumping, treetop canopy tours and other more daring pursuits in the surrounding countryside, The Plettenberg is the ideal place to relax and unwind, recharge and reinvigorate. It’s a destination with a year-round temperate climate, beautiful beaches and unrivalled scenery – it’s also a destination that has a culture of conservation, living history, and annual events and festivals, as well as a flourishing creative community. Tucked neatly into the Garden Route, Plettenberg boasts golden beaches, a rugged peninsula and dense green forests. Hotel
Town Lodge Bellville Town Lodge is the two-star brand within the City Lodge Hotel Group. There are 12 hotels in this brand offering 1,503 rooms. Ten hotels are located in South Africa and one each in Kenya (Town Lodge, Upper Hill, Nairobi) and Botswana (Town Lodge Gaborone). Hotels within the Town Lodge brand offer a homely atmosphere with stylish décor. Bedrooms include double, twin and inter-leading family room options. There are tea and coffee making facilities, desks with ideal lighting for work, and televisions with M-Net and selected DSTV channels for entertainment.  En-suite bathrooms feature highly effective and refreshing maxi-showers. With many of its rooms overlooking the picturesque Tygerberg Valley, this hotel also has a restaurant on the property for guests’ convenience. It is just 5 minutes from the Bellville CBD, adjacent to the Parc du Cap office park, and close to the Stellenbosch Business School and the conference/athletics stadium at the Bellville Velodrome. Cape Town International Airport is only a 20 minute drive away. Hotel
Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa Dramatically located above the Atlantic Ocean, flanked by the majestic Twelve Apostles and Table Mountain, our award-winning hotel offers luxurious rooms and exquisite dining experiences. Savour seafood and fine dining at Azure Restaurant, enjoy delicious cocktails and breath-taking sunsets at The Leopard Bar and luxuriate in our holistic spa with stunning outdoor gazebos. Hotel
UCT Protea Breakwater Lodge Experience a rich piece of history balancing modern-day comfort when you stay at this hotel right next to Cape Town’s fabulous V&A Waterfront. Once a 19th century prison, the hotel today provides comfortable, affordable accommodation in a spectacular setting that overlooks the bay and up to Table Mountain. While on your doorstep you can enjoy Cape Town's best at the Waterfront's multitude of eateries & entertainment centres. This hotel boasts with 191 modern environmentally conscious rooms with standard rooms, business suites and family units. Stonebreakers Restaurant offers a la carte & buffet menus daily in a relaxed atmosphere with magnificent views of both the V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain. A selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages is available from our full service bar. All rooms arde equipped with mini-bar fridge, free uncapped WIFI, tea/coffee facilities, air-conditioning, LCD flat screen TV, telephone and laptop-friendly electronic safes. Hotel
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retre Nestled in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, our ecological oasis is a magical wilderness experience among open plains, sandstone formations and ancient bush art sites dating back 10,000 years. Be at one with Africa in our multi-award winning retreat with awe-inspiring activities, unique dining experiences, organic vegetable gardens and caring service. A South African Natural Heritage Site, Bushmans Kloof is a sanctuary to more than 130 ancient Bushman rock art sites and home to many endangered species of flora and fauna. Exhilarating activities include nature drives and walks, mountain biking, canoeing and swimming in rock pools. At the Spa inspiring holistic healing and wellness focus deeply rooted in nature offers solace for body, mind and spirit - inviting guests to reconnect to nature, restore and recharge in this place of natural wonder. Lodge
Kunguru Lodge @ Tri Active Kunguru Lodge is in the heart of the Elgin Valley, just past the town of Grabouw. The magnificent gardens, with an array of natural fynbos and swimming pool deck provide a perfect setting for the lodge. The accommodation comprises 12 rooms - 7 en-suite timber cabins and 5 en-suite safari style tents under canvas. All rooms have coffee stations, hairdryers (on request from reception) and electric blankets. The lodge has a very relaxed ambiance, offering a home away from home feel.  The Wildcats Pub and Restaurant is available to all in-house guests and pre-booked functions. It is a popular venue for individuals, companies, conferences and special functions. Just one hour from Cape Town, it is very conveniently placed as a base to visit many major attractions such as the Great White Sharks, Hermanus, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and the burgeoning Elgin Valley wine estates. Adventure activities are also offered from the lodge, and these include clay pigeon and hand gun shooting, archery and air rifles, amazing races, volley ball, quad bikes, nature walks and incredible single track mountain biking trails. Our conference facilities offer an alternative to the norm of the city hotels and conference venues. In a rustic setting, surrounded by lush gardens and orchards, our venue can accommodate up to 70 delegates for day conferences and smaller groups in different seating formats. A total of 24 guests based on twin sharing can be accommodated in the lodge for overnight groups.  An option of triple share for groups up to 31 pax is available.  Facilities include standard equipment of flip chart, white board, data projector, conference area set up including peppermints, jugs of water, cordial, note pads and pens. Theatre style 70 delegates; Classroom style 40 delegates; U-shape 30 delegates; Board Room 20 delegates. Half day, full day and overnight conference and teambuilding packages are available. As specialists in the teambuilding arena, Tri Active Events Management tailor programs to maximise the benefit to the client.  Our experiential outcomes based programs have incredible positive results and are highly recommended in the informal teambuilding category, which stands us apart from other companies. The very wide array of fun to formal teambuilding activities and programs are available on our website https://triactive.co.za/teambuilding/ Lodge
ATKV Hartenbos Strandoord Self-catering Selfsorgeenhede vir 4 persone, volledig-toegeruste kombuis en privaat-badkamer. Self-catering Exclusive
Big Sky Cottages Our farm is 67ha in size and the cottages are situated high on the slopes of the Mostertshoek Mountain overlooking the Valley. We have 1ha of buchu growing on the farm and we have a small herd of Springbok around the main house behind a 2ha game fencing. They are visible as you drive up to your cottage. Each cottage is self-catering and you can enjoy the peace and quietness of farm lifestyle.Our Self-Catering units are all equipped with Queen extra length beds, en-suite (showers only), TV with DSTV (hospitality bouquet), Wi-Fi, indoor fireplace for the cold winter nights and an air-cons for the hot summers days. Each cottage has a private stoep with a magical view and a private braai. Kitchen fully equipped for self-catering. Parking next to each cottage. We have a communal swimming pool and boma area as well as a boules court for enjoying some leisure time. You are free to walk up the mountain and on the farm. Spectacular views of the Valley with awesome sunsets from our property. Enjoy the bird life from your stoop. You might also see a few free roaming buck or porcupine. A stay that you will not easily forget.  Self-catering Exclusive
DE KEURBOOM GUESTHOUSE "Home-away-from home" self-catering guesthouse situated in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town offers tranquility of country life yet easy accessibility of the city. Each unit consists of a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and two other twin-bedded rooms share the second bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped,the lounge has satellite TV, free WiFi and the living area has an indoor barbecue. Lock-up garage available. Self-catering Exclusive
Goose Villa This superbly designed luxurious retreat beach villa, with spectacular views from every room, is situated in the picturesque beach resorts of Plettenberg Bay in the heart of the Garden Route in South Africa. Goose Villa has been designed with exceptional facilities for family holidays, and enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Goose Villa is an ideal venue year round destination for fun vacations, an intimate country wedding, golf groups, corporate groups or friendly reunions. The ultimate get-away from it all, simply relax and rejuvenate your sole. Goose Villa is a very romantic place with a lot of panoramic spots, terraces and gardens. The kitchen is close to the terraces and barbecue and next to the swimming pool and the upper garden as well. At Goose Villa you will enjoy fine sunshine, pristine sandy beaches and amazing views that stretch to the edge of the horizon. Situated on the Goose Valley Golf Estate - a magnificent estate that offers a Gary Player designed 72 par, 18-hole golf course in the heart of the Garden Route. Accommodation at Goose Villa: The Villa is an ideal venue year round destination for fun vacations, an intimate country wedding, golf groups, corporate groups or family reunions. The ultimate get-away from it all, simply relax and rejuvenate your sole. This superbly designed luxurious retreat beach villa, with spectacular views from every room, is situated in the picturesque beach resorts of Plettenberg Bay in the heart of the Garden Route in South Africa. Goose Villa estate has been designed with exceptional facilities for the ultimate getaway, and enjoys a Mediterranean climate. At the Villa you will enjoy fine sunshine, pristine sandy beaches, beyond, are the world class Polo Fields, golf courses, shops and restaurants all within easy reach from Goose Valley. Enjoy a close walk to the beach to watch the sunsets with your sun downers - 12 luxury suites all north facing. Self-catering Exclusive
Hollywood Mansion Camps Bay This luxury 5 star villa features a garden with an outdoor pool, jacuzzi and day bed as well as a permanent barbecue. The villa is 3.1 km from Table Mountain.This secure and luxurious mansion includes a maid and butler service. It is equipped with free wifi, a heated pool, state of the art jacuzzi, private gym, home cinema, children’s playground, and business centre. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar and there is a pool table and 3 lounges for relaxation.Other facilities at Hollywood Mansion include a children's playground and outdoor BBQ.Bike hire and car hire are available at the property. Sea Point Pavilion Swimming Pool is 5 km from Hollywood Mansion, while Long Street is 6 km away. Cape Town International Airport is 20 km from the property. Camps Bay is a great choice for travelers interested in beaches, good wine and fantastic food. Self-catering Exclusive
Langebaan Estate Lodges For accommodation that’s just as stylishly appointed and comes in a range of sizes, you can choose to stay at one of Langebaan Country Estate’s luxurious Golf Lodges, which are self-catering and range in size from two large double-story units comprising four en-suite bedrooms, down to well appointed 3, 2 or 1-bedroom units. All units come fully equipped - with state of the art kitchens, a dining room and a variety of DSTV channels to enjoy - and all offer the same level of décor and style. The Lodges, while extremely private, are situated next to the Estate Clubhouse and its popular amenities. All of the Lodges share its beautiful views, looking out over the 9th hole of the golf course, and a range of water features. The Lodges are serviced and cleaned daily. Now there’s even more reason to stay for a few days: overnight guests get a special exclusive offer to enjoy the Estate’s prestigious golf course; just R110 for 9 holes or R150 for 18 holes Self-catering Exclusive
Lawhill Luxury Apartments Overlooking Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront marina, Lawhill offers travellers a taste of luxury living at the ‘hottest address in Cape Town’. It’s the ideal base to explore the Mother City and all it has to offer, with easy access to the Waterfront’s shopping malls and is a stone’s throw from the Aquarium and other exciting entertainment venues. Guests at Lawhill can enjoy elegant accommodation with a real ‘home-away-from-home’ feel, whilst enjoying complete privacy. Large exclusive balconies and patios afford breathtaking views of the marina, the canal and the adjacent One & Only Hotel where Lawhill guests have direct access to the hotel facilities that include its award-winning Spa and restaurants, while some of Cape Town’s finest nightspots and restaurants are within easy walking distance. A dedicated reception desk, concierge service, daily housekeeping and 24-hour security ensure that guests are left wanting for nothing. Self-catering Exclusive
Livingstone Villa The most upmarket villa in Wilderness. There are 2 luxury bedrooms with breathtaking seaviews on the 2nd floor with each an en-suite bathroom. Each bedroom has a gas fireplace. Wall to wall carpets and built-in cupboards. Own balcony. Underfloor heating, Kingsize bed. All linen, towels are provided and of excellent quality. 6x adult bathing robes are also provided while you stay. On the 1st floor is the 3rd shower and 3rd toilet, a seaview lounge, seaview diningroom and fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, tumble drier and washing machine, everything fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, gas hob, oven. Excellent quality crockery and cutlery for 8 people are provided. Your home-away from hom kitchen. A cleaning lady free of charge Mo-Fri. From 9.00-2.00 pm. Also on the 1st floor is an Indoor braai, heated splash pool and gas fireplace. Underfloor heating throughout the house. 3x gas fireplaces. On the groundfloor is the 3rd bedroom with 2x 3/4 beds and private entrance and own lounge in cellar. Unlimited wifi. Full DSTV on all 4 TV's in lou ge, 1st, 2nd and 3rd bedroom. The villa can sleep 6 maximum. Self-catering Exclusive
Orange Grove Farm Majestic mountains, crystal clear waterfalls, and abundant fauna and flora - at Orange Grove Farm guests can discover the wonders of nature, choose from a vast range of outdoor activities, enjoy a Spa treatment in the privacy of your own cottage and succumb to the peace, quiet and tranquillity. Orange Grove Farm is a working wine and olive farm situated in the heart of Robertson’s valley of wine and roses. The farm is less than two hours from Cape Town and is the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate. Our luxurious self-catering cottages combine comfort and beauty, offering a setting in which to linger and relax. Each cottage is fully serviced daily by our friendly staff, leaving you only to concentrate on unwinding and enjoying the magnificence of your surroundings. Your private veranda and swimming pool provides a relaxing vantage-point to take in spectacular mountain views, the overwhelming sound of silence, and the truly prolific birdlife. At night the crystal clear sky, and no artificial lights, will spectacularly display the breath-taking canopy of our southern stars. It will simply take your breath away! Our cottages are located far enough from each other so as to provide maximum privacy for our guests. Access to each is via your own private road. If you are looking for a romantic, elegant country setting and personalized service, visit Orange Grove Farm. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our luxurious cottages! Self-catering Exclusive
Petit & Grande Plaisir Petit Plaisir self-catering cottage is stylishly decorated, fully equipped and lies on the side of the village, 10 minutes walk to shops and restaurants. We live for the little pleasures! Self-catering Exclusive
Smithland Guest Apartments PTY Ltd Come and discover Cape Town while staying in our luxury self catering units. Situated in Parow – North, 12 min drive from the heart of Cape Town and within 30 min. drive from all major tourist attractions, Smithland offers you all the convenience and luxury of a guesthouse. Here you have the benefit of self – catering units, where you plan your own day. 15 - 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport 20 - 30 minutes from Greenpoint World Cup Stadium 15 - 20 minutes from Bloubergstrand Close to Panorama, Louis Leipoldt Medi Clinic & N1 City Hospital Groups welcome! Self-catering Exclusive
Soli Deo Gloria Soli Deo Gloria has created a truly unique, luxurious, modern and charming destination catering for the traveller with mobility limitations in an absolutely spectacular setting. Find inspiration in this contemporary and spacious self-catering property. It boasts the most idyllic views of the unspoilt white beaches of Paternoster and a breath-taking view of the coastline, sunsets and excellent bird-watching opportunities. It specialises for the elderly, pregnant ladies and persons living with challenges - accessibility and comfort come first. This place has quickly become my favorite go to for a weekend getaway with the hubby. The rooms open directly onto the beach. The rooms are fully kitted with anything you can think of (even cooking is made convenient). The entire apartment enjoys the beach view, even the bathroom! The apartment has universal access, which makes it very convenient for those in wheelchairs. There's a fireplace which can be used as a braai as well. So no matter whether it is cold or hot, you will be comfortable. Oh and the best part...lazy boy chairs!!great for those cold days when you staying indoors. Self-catering Exclusive
ATKV Goudini Spa - 4 star units Approximately an hour's drive from Cape Town on Route 62, the largest and most diverse wine route in the world, ATKV Goudini Spa lures you with its bubbling fun in the mountains of the Boland. Here you can indulge in the enjoyment offered by this resort in the Breede River Valley - a true paradise for those infatuated with the outdoors. The regions boasts numerous trails for 4x4 vehicles, adventurous tractor rides, hiking trails and canoe trips on the Breede River, which is becoming ever more popular! Accommodation varies from caravan and camping facilities to the Luxury 4 star Slanghoek villas nestled in the Slanghoek mountain . These Villas offer our guests unparalleled views of the Breederiver Valley with sunrises to take your breath away. Accommodation on the resort is available for all size families ranging from 2 sleeper units to 8 sleeper accommodation, perfect for the bigger family. Facilities on and off the resort are endless with the most important of course, being our natural hot water pools which includes no less than 4 outdoor pools and a large indoor pool perfect for chilly Winter days or nights with three jacuzzis close by to relax your mind, body and soul. The resort also boasts a Super-tube for the young at heart as well as other fun activities such as minigolf,tennis courts,volleyball court ,kiddies playpark and a games room. We know how much our guests enjoy to braai but for those who left their cooking gloves at home there is a fully licensed restaurant, fast-food section ,Halaal take aways and a well-equipped shop to ensure you never run out of essentials and luxuries. In addition to all of the above, we are also becoming one of the most popular venues in the Boland to host your unforgettable wedding, meeting ,function or a conference, with 9 different air conditioned venues with seating capacity that ranges from 60 to 800 individuals. Self-catering Shared Vacation
Marine Square Luxury Suites Each apartment is fully equipped, and stylishly furnished by coco interiors. features include: en-suite bathrooms to all bedrooms, air-conditioning, heated toweling rails, underfloor heating (bathrooms), Egyptian cotton linen, balconies with braai facilities, plasma screen TV’s and WIFI internet connection. Apartments are serviced daily at no additional charge. Self-catering Shared Vacation
Plettenberg A Forever Resort Chalets Surrounded by the Keurbooms Nature Reserve in the heart of the Garden Route, this supreme Resort is situated on the banks of the Keurbooms river, 6km East of Plettenberg bay between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. Self-catering Shared Vacation
TAJ LODGE We are a FOUR STAR self-catering establishment. We have a total of 6 individual units, 5 of which consist of a kitchenette, en-suite fully fitted modern bathroom and comfortable beds for varying configurations. The 6th unit has all the same amenities as the other 5, but is also subdivided into individual bedrooms, for enhanced privacy, catering specifically for families. • Digital Satellite TV • Each unit has secure undercover parking • Guests have full use of fitted kitchens • Air-con • Complimentary Wi-Fi • 24 hours security with full CCTV facilities Our team at the Taj Lodge are available to advise and render assistance to guests, if required. We are all from Cape Town, and have a passion for our iconic city. We are situated in Rylands Estate, which is a middle to upper income family friendly neighbourhood, packed with various eateries and shopping amenities. Aside from the usual well known international food franchises, a number of family owned businesses specialising in traditional Indian and local foods can be found in and around the area. Public transport is available, but not recommended. However, car rental companies and our concierge will be able to meet your specific requirements at affordable rates. Self-catering Shared Vacation

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Afrovibe Experiences Just meters away from a 14km sweeping stretch of unspoiled coastline, Afrovibe has brewed an African experience highly sought after by travel savvy purveyors and adventure seekers alike! We are located in Sedgefield on the Garden Route, midway between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. This hip and happening establishment is an opportune base from which to feed adventure cravings, pique new interests and bank memories. Nowhere else is the world can offer more activities than what the Garden Route of South Africa can offer within a 100km radius. With our in-house adventure operations we make all of these activities easily accessible. With so much to do and amidst people of such diversity, the proverbial melting pot of cultures comes to life! It has become cliché to say that people come here as strangers and leave as friends. Afrovibe Beach House offers beach front accommodation options to suit the needs and preferences of diverse clientele, this 3 star graded Guesthouse is comprised of double rooms, twin rooms, family rooms and self catering apartments. ADVENTURE Afrovibe is an activity hub for activities and daytrips! The choice of activities include; Slow brewed beer and coffee tours, Paragliding, SUP - Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Surfing, Sand-boarding and Kite surfing. Daytrips to other attractions on the Garden Route include the Bloukraans Bungy bridge, Africanyon and Great White Shark cage diving. VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT More than 50% of the local Sedgefield population is unemployed. In this idyllic seaside location we are not immune to the social ills that plague this beautiful country. We identified the need to empower our community, first and for most the children. Since then our surf and adventure project has formed the backbone of all our social responsibility initiatives. This project aims to uplift the most vulnerable children in our society by providing mentorship and an opportunity to learn through sport. This is done through swim lessons, surf lessons, mentorship and encouraging these kids to live healthy active lifestyles. ETEYA
Koni Wines Koni wines was formed in 2015, it is a self funded business based in Cape Town. We produce quality wines from a boutique farm we collaborated with. ETEYA
Maboneng Township Arts Experience The Maboneng Township Arts Experience is a responsible and sustainable tourism non-profit. A social entrepreneurship organisation that trains and works together with families and artists to convert their homes into art galleries. The festival component of the organisation – The Maboneng Township Arts Experience, is an annual public arts intervention that works with homeowners from different townships around South Africa to transform their residences into art galleries, so together with gallery home owners, the Experience creates festivals and permanent Gallery Homes. These homes are then visited by the domestic and international tourism market during the organisation's annual public art festivals, as well as during ongoing daily cultural tours on offer. As an event, the Maboneng Township Arts Experience provides a platform for an authentic exploration of local households, captivating street murals and open-air stages, as talented local and international artists are showcased. Visitors can stroll between the houses along the pedestrian route and take in the bright, beautiful street murals and street performances, also getting to enjoy live music, film screenings, visual art, and various theatre productions. ETEYA

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Ian Slatem He introduced me to the activity of rock climbing when he met me after a full briefing to ensure I had everything I required in order for the day. We used the Cable Car to get to the top of the mountain and then he guided me down abseiling 100m to the base of the climb. We then climbed three routes including Jacobs Ladder, Atlantic Crag and Africa Crag which have to be three of the most spectacular routes anywhere with great steep exposed hard climbing in the most spectacular environment. I felt absolutely safe and confident in Ian's ability to maage the situations we encountered. This was the best climbing I have ever done and so well gided. Adventure
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George Skaris Skaris is extremely witty, knowledgeable, organised and entertaining.. he delivers what he sets out to achieve. He does more than required and always goes the extra mile, no questions.... there is no clock watching with him. he knows how to read people so not to interfere with their personal space and time.. (this take years of experience to achieve) He is friendly and very likable so guests are treated like Rock Stars in all venues he uses for meals etc... George makes a real effort to give guests their value for money and more. Because its his business and he is the man doing the guiding, driving, marketing, sales, delivery, he makes sure its 100% as its pride at stake.. i guess that is his success.. Culture
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AfriCanyon Africanyon is an Adventure Tourism business located in The Crags, Plettenberg Bay with the intent to provide high-quality adventure! AfriCanyon was borne from a true passion for the outdoors. We have created an adventure activity, namely canyoning (called Kloofing in South Africa and Gorge Walking elsewhere). AfriCanyon's canyoning trips are about celebrating our natural heritage, heightening awareness and an appreciation for the environment through which we move, in a location that would otherwise remain hidden and inaccessible. Ramp it up or take the easier route, Clients are guided through this hidden gem, indigenous terrain packed with fun. All levels of adventurer welcome, complete novice to the more experienced. Abseil in and around waterfalls, optional jumps and our unique rock-pool zip-line make for the perfect outdoor adventure combination. With AfriCanyon you can! Action & Adventure
Tri Active Events Management Tri Active Events Management specialises in the adventure sector of the tourism industry. We are well known for the wide range of adventure activities on site at our own property which include clay pigeon shooting, archery, mountain biking, low challenge obstacle course, country style amazing races, survivor games, volley ball and numerous tailored programs for groups. In addition to this we strive to give guests in the incentive market the best experience ever when visiting our country. We excel in creating the most dynamic and exciting combinations of adventure activities for these events - into Adventure Races incorporating Stand Up Paddling (SUP), Dragon Boating, Hiking and Cycling; Amazing Races through the country incorporating game safari, train experience, and a combo of activities out of Cape Town; deluxe experiences on sidecars, jet boats and yachts. Our fresh approach to offering one of a kind experiences is what stands us apart as a well renowned adventure specialist. Action & Adventure
Abalone House Boutique Guesthouse The luxurious 5-star Boutique Hotel effortlessly blends old world elegance with eclectic decadence in the quaint seaside village of Paternoster on the Cape West Coast. Situated 160km north of Cape Town, Paternoster has its own distinctive beauty, with its unspoilt shimmering white beaches, rocky outcrops, turquoise waters of the Atlantic and indigenous fynbos. Whitewashed fishermen’s houses, blue shutters, colourful fishing boats scattered on the beach and boat masts tinkling in the breeze create an idyllic setting for this unique Boutique Hotel. A 90-minute drive from Cape Town, Abalone House & Spa offers city-weary dwellers and discerning travellers an unashamedly opulent beachside escape, where extravagance and guest comforts take precedence. Set amid indigenous gardens, an air of quirky decadence pervades this sophisticated haven with its 10 luxurious suites. Lavishly designed with luxurious bohemian decor by Cape Town interior designer David Strauss, Abalone House delights with its grandeur, eclectic visual tapestry and divine cuisine. Flamboyant layers of lived-in luxury include lovingly restored antiques, treasured memorabilia and objets d’art from the owners’ personal collection that share the welcoming spaces beside crystal chandeliers, wooden ceilings, modern furnishings and old silverware. Inspired by the vibrant works of Artist Vladimir Tretchikoff, every area of this West Coast Boutique Hotel reflects an elegant opulence, with French-style doors and richly hued Persian rugs adorning stone floors. The signature Tretchikoff wall prints make a playfully eccentric style statement amid a flurry of jewel coloured fabrics, furnishings and African ornaments. The outside areas of have their own seaside appeal, with wooden walkways and decking, comfortable wicker furniture, umbrellas and potted plants. There’s even a Jacuzzi on the rooftop deck. With its unhindered views of the beaches of Paternoster, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy sundowners or a midnight dip. A charming garden courtyard – complete with antique birdcages, wind chimes and pond – surround the swimming pool. If it’s a sunny afternoon, the place to be is on the deck: bask in the sun while drinking in the fresh sea air and glorious sea views. The fishing village and more than 7km's of pristine white beaches are just a stroll away. Beach Experience
Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel THE STRANDLOPER OCEAN BOUTIQUE HOTEL Not just another place, it’s another world Tucked away on the beach in the charming West Coast village of Paternoster, the exclusive Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel offers the perfect barefoot luxury getaway with 14 suites and rooms, each with its own terrace or private courtyard. Here contemporary beach style fuses with nature and breath taking views across the beach, fynbos and beyond. Just 90 minutes from Cape Town, 5-star Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel is a haven set between nature and the sea, offering countless extraordinary experiences. Enjoy hiking trails and beach walks, bird watching, biking and fishing. Indulge in a relaxing massage in the Elements Wellness Suite, or on a sunny day, take a refreshing dip in the sparkling swimming pool. Paternoster is a seafood and crayfish Mecca, a perfect destination for gourmands, the Hotel’s restaurant Leeto presents the freshest seafood and creative dishes with a strong regional influence, which also serves up breath taking views of the unique surroundings. Beach Experience
GOLD Restaurant GOLD Restaurant is a sophisticated Pan African Restaurant in Cape Town that offers a set African feast, together with unique live entertainment and pre dinner djembe drumming experience. we showcase food and culture from around Africa in a modern environment. GOLD is a celebration of everything that is African. Culture & Lifestyle
Maboneng Township Arts Experience The Maboneng Township Arts Experience is a responsible and sustainable tourism non-profit. A social entrepreneurship organisation that trains and works together with families and artists to convert their homes into art galleries. The festival component of the organisation – The Maboneng Township Arts Experience, is an annual public arts intervention that works with homeowners from different townships around South Africa to transform their residences into art galleries, so together with gallery home owners, the Experience creates festivals and permanent Gallery Homes. These homes are then visited by the domestic and international tourism market during the organisation's annual public art festivals, as well as during ongoing daily cultural tours on offer. As an event, the Maboneng Township Arts Experience provides a platform for an authentic exploration of local households, captivating street murals and open-air stages, as talented local and international artists are showcased. Visitors can stroll between the houses along the pedestrian route and take in the bright, beautiful street murals and street performances, also getting to enjoy live music, film screenings, visual art, and various theatre productions. Culture & Lifestyle
Abalone House Boutique Guesthouse The luxurious 5-star Boutique Hotel effortlessly blends old world elegance with eclectic decadence in the quaint seaside village of Paternoster on the Cape West Coast. Situated 160km north of Cape Town, Paternoster has its own distinctive beauty, with its unspoilt shimmering white beaches, rocky outcrops, turquoise waters of the Atlantic and indigenous fynbos. Whitewashed fishermen’s houses, blue shutters, colourful fishing boats scattered on the beach and boat masts tinkling in the breeze create an idyllic setting for this unique Boutique Hotel. A 90-minute drive from Cape Town, Abalone House & Spa offers city-weary dwellers and discerning travellers an unashamedly opulent beachside escape, where extravagance and guest comforts take precedence. Set amid indigenous gardens, an air of quirky decadence pervades this sophisticated haven with its 10 luxurious suites. Lavishly designed with luxurious bohemian decor by Cape Town interior designer David Strauss, Abalone House delights with its grandeur, eclectic visual tapestry and divine cuisine. Flamboyant layers of lived-in luxury include lovingly restored antiques, treasured memorabilia and objets d’art from the owners’ personal collection that share the welcoming spaces beside crystal chandeliers, wooden ceilings, modern furnishings and old silverware. Inspired by the vibrant works of Artist Vladimir Tretchikoff, every area of this West Coast Boutique Hotel reflects an elegant opulence, with French-style doors and richly hued Persian rugs adorning stone floors. The signature Tretchikoff wall prints make a playfully eccentric style statement amid a flurry of jewel coloured fabrics, furnishings and African ornaments. The outside areas of have their own seaside appeal, with wooden walkways and decking, comfortable wicker furniture, umbrellas and potted plants. There’s even a Jacuzzi on the rooftop deck. With its unhindered views of the beaches of Paternoster, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy sundowners or a midnight dip. A charming garden courtyard – complete with antique birdcages, wind chimes and pond – surround the swimming pool. If it’s a sunny afternoon, the place to be is on the deck: bask in the sun while drinking in the fresh sea air and glorious sea views. The fishing village and more than 7km's of pristine white beaches are just a stroll away. Lap of Luxury
Hollywood Mansion Camps Bay This 5 star luxury villa is a secure and breath-taking mansion which includes maid and butler service. It has 5 large bedrooms, all with king size beds and en-suite bathrooms. This villa is equipped with free wifi, a heated infinity swimming pool, state of the art jacuzzi, private gym, home cinema, children’s playground, library and business centre. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar and there is also a pool table and 3 lounges for relaxation. Nearby are breath-taking beaches, good wine and fantastic food. 802 Lap of Luxury
Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel THE STRANDLOPER OCEAN BOUTIQUE HOTEL Not just another place, it’s another world Tucked away on the beach in the charming West Coast village of Paternoster, the exclusive Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel offers the perfect barefoot luxury getaway with 14 suites and rooms, each with its own terrace or private courtyard. Here contemporary beach style fuses with nature and breath taking views across the beach, fynbos and beyond. Just 90 minutes from Cape Town, 5-star Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel is a haven set between nature and the sea, offering countless extraordinary experiences. Enjoy hiking trails and beach walks, bird watching, biking and fishing. Indulge in a relaxing massage in the Elements Wellness Suite, or on a sunny day, take a refreshing dip in the sparkling swimming pool. Paternoster is a seafood and crayfish Mecca, a perfect destination for gourmands, the Hotel’s restaurant Leeto presents the freshest seafood and creative dishes with a strong regional influence, which also serves up breath taking views of the unique surroundings. Lap of Luxury
Ocean Blue Adventures Ocean Blue Adventures is a permitted boat based whale, Dolphin, Shark and seal watching operator based in Plettenberg bay. Ocean Blue is a licensed SABBWWA permit holder, which enables us to approach whales from 50 metres instead of 300 metres and often the whales will move towards the boat allowing for superior whale watching experiences Marine Adventure
Offshore Adventures Offshore Adventures offer free diving (snorkeling) marine safaris in Plettenberg Bay along the famous Garden Route. Swim among bundles of playful inquisitive fur seals in the majestic Robberg Nature reserve and Marine Protected Area or venture deeper into deep blue to swim with blue shark and/or mako sharks. We also offer various sardine run packages from Plettenberg Bay or Port St Johns along the wild coast! Offshore adventures are very proud to have reserved the prestigious Blue flag award from WESSA for a third consecutive year, an award that iis a voluntary eco-label, that has become an international symbol of quality for beaches, boats and marinas that meet a standard of excellence in the areas of safety, amenities, cleanliness, environmental information and environmental management. Marine Adventure
Shark Diving Unlimited Shark Diving Unlimited is a shark cage diving company based in Gansbaai, South Africa. It is a family company, that takes great pride in educating the public about sharks through a positive, memorable and exhilarating marine adventure There are a few shark cage diving companies in Gansbaai, however what makes this family company stand out from the rest, is the true love for these marine animals and the time and money spent working to prevent their extinction. Marine Adventure
GOLD Restaurant GOLD Restaurant is a sophisticated Pan African Restaurant in Cape Town that offers a set African feast, together with unique live entertainment and pre dinner djembe drumming experience. we showcase food and culture from around Africa in a modern environment. GOLD is a celebration of everything that is African. Roots & Culture
Maboneng Township Arts Experience The Maboneng Township Arts Experience is a responsible and sustainable tourism non-profit. A social entrepreneurship organisation that trains and works together with families and artists to convert their homes into art galleries. The festival component of the organisation – The Maboneng Township Arts Experience, is an annual public arts intervention that works with homeowners from different townships around South Africa to transform their residences into art galleries, so together with gallery home owners, the Experience creates festivals and permanent Gallery Homes. These homes are then visited by the domestic and international tourism market during the organisation's annual public art festivals, as well as during ongoing daily cultural tours on offer. As an event, the Maboneng Township Arts Experience provides a platform for an authentic exploration of local households, captivating street murals and open-air stages, as talented local and international artists are showcased. Visitors can stroll between the houses along the pedestrian route and take in the bright, beautiful street murals and street performances, also getting to enjoy live music, film screenings, visual art, and various theatre productions. Roots & Culture
Cape Point Cape Point, at the southwestern tip of Africa, has captivated travellers for centuries with its dramatic scenery and fascinating history. By day, it was a navigational landmark and by night, and in fog, it was a menace beset by violent storms and dangerous rocks that over the centuries littered shipwrecks around the coastline. The original lighthouse still stands at 238 metres above sea-level and access to this historical building is by an exhilarating three-minute ride in the wheelchair-accessible Flying Dutchman funicular. Those fit enough can also see the new lighthouse lower down, and after exploring, visitors can enjoy a meal with breathtaking views over False Bay at the Two Oceans Restaurant. This narrow stretch of land, dotted with beautiful valleys, bays and beaches, contains a mix of extraordinarily diverse and unique fauna and flora, and is a haven for hikers, surfers, anglers and cyclists. Scenic Beauty
Table Mountain National Park Table Mountain, located in Table Mountain National Park is arguably one of the most well-known mountains in Africa. It is undoubtedly South Africa’s most iconic and well photographed landmark and it is located right in the heart of Cape Town! For many it is the most scenically beautiful location in South Africa. Table Mountain provides a magnificent backdrop to cosmopolitan, Cape Town and now boasts the accolade of being a New 7 Wonders of Nature. Anyone who walks on her , falls in love with her! Famous for her tablecloth of clouds that pours endlessly down her slopes when the south-easter blows, this is a mountain of many moods and offers visitors an endless range of experiences : Whether you come to enjoy her views, take on her endless hiking trails, go for a family walk, relax over a picnic, feel the adrenaline abseiling off her side, cycling along the shared trails, attempt a trail run or go to experience her spiritual side: Her reach is endless and her beauty perceived differently by everyone who visits her. She has a large plateau on her top and this allows people to access her completely in a way many other mountains don’t. Whether you walk up or opt for the cable way , the trip is always worth the effort. Her beauty leaves even the most jaded breathless! But that is just the beginning of what makes her so special She is part of a national park and the sheer wealth of her biodiversity requires her to be in special hands. There are about 2,200 species of plants found on Table Mountain and 1470 floral species. Many of these plants and flowers are endemic to this mountain. Table Mountain National Park forms part of the world renowned Cape Floral Kingdom, supporting a high diversity of flora, many of which are only found in South Africa. Table Mountain National Park is home to the Protea (national flower of South Africa), Erica’s, Restio’s and Asteracea, all of which is found in rich abundance. Despite intensive conservation efforts the Table Mountain range has the highest concentration of threatened species of any continental area of equivalent size in the world. Unique and amazing fauna call her home too. From the endangered Table Mountain ghost frog to the dassie, from puff adders to sunbirds, buzzards to skinks there is always something to see. Despite the sheer volume of 3 million or more recreational users accessing her annually, the range of experiences between human and wildlife abound. How you engage her, whether from the summit and revel in her spectacular views or simply stroll along in the cool shade of her indigenous forests, walk along a stream or clamber along her sport climbing routes – whatever you choose: her scenic beauty will stay in your memory for a lifetime Scenic Beauty
Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa is a family destination, 4-star, Big 5 game reserve real close to Cape Town; situated just two hours’ drive from the city. It is the ultimate African safari getaway. This four-star establishment boasts all the features associated with an exceptional safari lodge. The reserve consists of 10,000 hectares Big 5 conservancy in the southern Karoo, and home to the big 5 legends of the wilderness. Aquila Game Reserve offers traditional game drives, safaris on horseback, quad biking, star safaris and now also an African spa. Wildlife Encounters
Ocean Blue Adventures Ocean Blue Adventures is a permitted boat based whale, Dolphin, Shark and seal watching operator based in Plettenberg bay. Ocean Blue is a licensed SABBWWA permit holder, which enables us to approach whales from 50 metres instead of 300 metres and often the whales will move towards the boat allowing for superior whale watching experiences Wildlife Encounters

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Camissa Travel and Marketing Camissa is an indigenous Khoisan word describing the area around Table Bay known as the City Bowl today. It means “The place of sweet waters”, derived from the fountains, springs and streams originally found around Table Mountain. Camissa was launched in 2006 by Khonaye and Samantha as true “Black owned and managed South African” company, focussing on Townships Tours. We do not do poverty tours, rather our tours focus on the people who live in the Townships, their daily lives, culture, traditions, norms and customs. Camissa has impeccable BEE (Black Economic Empowerment) credentials. We are 100% Black owned and managed. Samantha and Khonaye have lived in the Townships around Cape Town for years and they personally conduct our tours. In addition to guiding, Khonaye and Samantha have their hands full with our sales effort, building relationships with the distribution channel in Cape Town and abroad. Our credo is quality and sustainability. Quality of your township experience, booking experience and administrative experience. For us sustainability means minimal environmental interference, and maximum participation by Township residents. Emerging

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ATKV Goudini Spa Approximately an hour's drive from Cape Town on Route 62, the largest and most diverse wine route in the world, ATKV Goudini Spa lures you with its bubbling fun in the mountains of the Boland. Here you can indulge in the enjoyment offered by this resort in the Breede River Valley - a true paradise for those infatuated with the outdoors. The regions boasts numerous trails for 4x4 vehicles, adventurous tractor rides, hiking trails and canoe trips on the Breede River, which is becoming ever more popular! Accommodation varies from caravan and camping facilities to the Luxury 4 star Slanghoek villas nestled in the Slanghoek mountain . These Villas offer our guests unparalleled views of the Breederiver Valley with sunrises to take your breath away. Accommodation on the resort is available for all size families ranging from 2 sleeper units to 8 sleeper accommodation, perfect for the bigger family. Facilities on and off the resort are endless with the most important of course, being our natural hot water pools which includes no less than 4 outdoor pools and a large indoor pool perfect for chilly Winter days or nights with three jacuzzis close by to relax your mind, body and soul. The resort also boasts a Super-tube for the young at heart as well as other fun activities such as minigolf,tennis courts,volleyball court ,kiddies playpark and a games room. We know how much our guests enjoy to braai but for those who left their cooking gloves at home there is a fully licensed restaurant, fast-food section ,Halaal take aways and a well-equipped shop to ensure you never run out of essentials and luxuries. In addition to all of the above, we are also becoming one of the most popular venues in the Boland to host your unforgettable wedding, meeting ,function or a conference, with 9 different air conditioned venues with seating capacity that ranges from 60 to 800 individuals. MESE
The Forum | Embassy Hill This former iconic Dutch embassy landmark has been refurbished with the intention of offering guests and visitors a relaxed premium experience. Embassy Hill is a five-star graded conference and event venue, set among manicured gardens and light-filled courtyards, is multi-faceted, catering to a variety of occasions and up to 150 guests. MESE