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Manchester to Heathrow
Heathrow to Cape Town, direct with Virgin, 2105 arr 1110
Cape Town to Heathrow, direct with Virgin, 2245 arr 0905
Heathrow to Manchester
Magic Bus from Cape Town International Airport to Dock House Cape Town
Transfer CIA To Zone 01 - Luxury Sedan With Driver
Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa
Suite on a Bed & Breakfast basis for 3 nights(s)
In : Saturday 07-Feb-2015 Out : Tuesday 10-Feb-2015
Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa is situated opposite the graceful Time Ball Tower in the Waterfront’s Portswood Precinct, which is 25 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the city centre. This prime V&A Waterfront location ensures that guests of Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa have safe and convenient access to the vibrant harbour area, upmarket shopping malls, excellent restaurants, entertainment areas and ocean cruise facilities – all of which are within walking distance. Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa is a unique and opulent jewel offering discerning guests, visiting dignitaries and celebrity’s exclusive accommodation and personalised yet unobtrusive butler-style service in an excellent world-class setting. Understated grace meets contemporary classical glamour; from the groomed gardens surrounding the slick outdoor swimming pool and bar area, to the well-appointed interior, which boasts five plush bedrooms, a spacious suite, an elegant Morning room and a private library. The glamorous suite and each of the five chic rooms at Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa have been individually decorated and imbued with a unique and understated Victorian elegance, juxtaposed with lush contemporary style and comfort. For added convenience and privacy, guests are checked-in in the comfort of their luxurious rooms. The hotel has its own private kitchen and Chef offering guests a tantalising selection of epicurean delights. Delectable breakfasts are served daily in the bright and elegant morning room, which is also an ideal venue for hosting private meetings throughout the day. Al fresco dining is also offered in the sophisticated Dock House pool area, which boasts its own bar.
Attention to detail is the order of the day with each room equipped with an en-suite designer bathroom, a stylish open bar, plasma-screen television, satellite decoder and free high-speed wireless internet connection. The suite has access to a private garden.
Robben Island Ferry And Tour - Per Person Including Ferry And Tour
Scheduled Half Day Cape Town City Tour - Daily - Morning
No visit to Cape Town is complete without a half day tour of the mother city itself. After departing the hotel head for Table Mountain. Enjoy the crisp air and clear visibility as you reach the summit (weather permitting and cable car for own account). Your guide will point out the highlights of one of the world’s most famous views. After the descent, enjoy a scenic coastal drive through Clifton and Sea Point to the city centre where you visit Green Market Square. Stretch your legs with a walk through the Company Gardens, before continuing with the tour. Drive past the Houses of Parliament, the City Hall, The Castle and Slave Lodge, before entering the "Bo Kaap", also known as the Malay quarter. The architecture in this area is typical of what Cape Town was like 200 years ago. Ascend Signal Hill to witness the firing of the noon gun (except Sundays and Public Holidays). You will be dazzled by the diamond tour where you learn about the history of these sparkling gems before returning to your hotel, include Cabel way tickets
Magic Bus from Transfer Dock House to Steenberg - Standard Sedan With Driver
Superior Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis for 1 night(s)
In : Tuesday 10-Feb-2015 Out : Wednesday 11-Feb-2015
The 5 star graded Steenberg Hotel is situated on the Cape’s oldest wine farm, a mere twenty minutes drive from the bustling heart of Cape Town. The 24-bedroom hotel is nestled in the tranquil Constantia Valley, against the slopes of the Constantia berg Mountain Range. The Hotel Buildings, dating back to 1682 were painstakingly restored and have been declared a National Monument. Here the legendary elegance and traditions of the 17th century blend harmoniously with the most refined luxurious conveniences of our modern age. The Steenberg Estate also boasts a state-of-the-art winery, producing some of the country’s finest wines as well as an 18-hole golf course. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, a fully stocked mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and Satellite television.
Comfortably sized, individually decorated bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and private patio.
Magic Bus from Steenberg to LQF - Standard Sedan With Driver
Le Quartier Francais (Jayne has stayed here, and Pat and I drank here!)
Auberge Room on a Bed & Breakfast, 1% Tourism Levy basis for 3 nights(s)
In : Wednesday 11-Feb-2015 Out : Saturday 14-Feb-2015
Le Quartier Français is an exclusive luxury hotel situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley. It is home to two great restaurants, the award winning Tasting Room and Common Room, both menus designed by Executive Chef Margot Janse. It is the extra-ordinary staff, the opulently comfortable rooms and the attention to detail that ensure that this Relais & Châteaux Auberge is the ultimate spoiling. We offer Cooking Classes, lingering lunches at our sister restaurant Bread & Wine and we would love to tailor make your stay too.
Magic Bus from LQF to CIA - Standard Sedan With Driver
Take a flight from Cape Town direct to Port Elizabeth, this flight takes one hour and 15 mins.
Pembury Tours from Port Elizabeth to Shamwari Lodges - Per vehicle
Shamwari Long Lee Manor
Luxury Room on a Full Board + Game drives, guided walks & game drive drinks basis for 3 nights(s)
In : Saturday 14-Feb-2015 Out : Tuesday 17-Feb-2015
Located in the 20 000 hectare’s Shamwari private game reserve which forms a natural extension of the Garden Route in South Africa, only 75km from Port Elizabeth. Long Lee Manor, originally built in 1910, offers a distinctive Colonial experience. This splendidly restored Edwardian Manor House offers guests refined comfort, congenial service and enticing cuisine in the African bush. Long Lee Manor is a reminder of an era of gracious living - positioned as the flagship of Shamwari - it overlooks a water hole and the sweeping plains leading down to the Bushmans River. Sumptuously prepared meals are enjoyed in the main dining room, under the Pepper Tree, or around the open blazing fire at the Barn. A river boma offers an outdoor option for meals. Long Lee Manor accommodates 38 guests in 15 elegant en-suite rooms and 3 luxury suites. All rooms feature air conditioning, patio or balcony and a private minibar. Between game drives guests can laze around one of the two pools, relax in the beautifully appointed garden lounge, or experience a rejuvenating treatment in our spa.
Pembury Tours from Shamwari to PLZ Airport - Per vehicle
Take a flight from Port Elizabeth back to Cape Town
Magic Bus from Cape Town International Airport to The Bay Hotel - Camps Bay - Sedan With Driver
Cabana Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis for 4 nights(s)
In : Tuesday 17-Feb-2015 Out : Saturday 21-Feb-2015
The Bay Hotel is uniquely positioned in Camps Bay, an opulent residential and vacation spot, nestled between the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range and a beautiful palm-fringed beach, just ten minutes from Cape Town. This hotel affords guests a unique stay and the pick of the Mother City's most scenic attractions. Superbly designed with only 78 rooms and suites offering 5-star luxury in an unsurpassed setting. With all the natural elements taking centre stage, The Bay Hotel's rooms are designed to enhance the views of the mountains and the sea. Defined by casual opulence, each room and suite at The Bay Hotel is luxuriously furnished, maximising comfort and enhancing the already beautiful setting. No less than four hotel pools with expansive sun decks offer superlative views of the Atlantic Ocean and majestic Lion's Head. Renowned as a haven for romantics, leisure is the catchword, from rejuvenating spa treatments to the convenience of the heavenly deli, unique cocktail bar or beachfront café. And for the ultimate in relaxation, the cigar lounge and bar with breathtaking views is recommended. Celebrate special events at the intimate Celebration Table or Private Deck overlooking a sapphire sea. Fully-equipped meeting and events venues are available to suit every occasion, including the historic Rotunda for glittering parties and flawless weddings. The Bay Hotel is a distinctive blend of sophisticated elegance and casual comfort.
Located on the ground floor with sea views, enjoyed from oversized chairs on the private and spacious patio.
Magic Bus from The Bay hotel - CIA - Luxury Sedan With Driver.
Arrival into Cape Town for 3 nights will allow you time to acclimatise, chill and enjoy the beautiful Cape waterfront with fantastic shops, bars, restaurants with time to visit Robben Island & Table Mountain.
The Dock House is just one of the hotels Pat and I visited and is a beautiful small hotel with a lovely pool area, right in the heart of the waterfront.
From here I take you Steenberg, just 20 minutes drive from Cape Town.
Your first stop at a golf and wine estate.
Arrive here early for a game of golf and a chilled afternoon wine tasting.
I have only allocated one night at Steenberg, as there is nothing apart from beautiful winelands in the area.
An early arrival and a later check- out could allow 2 games of golf.
Following on from Steenberg you head for Franschhoek which is a beautiful small town in the heart of the winelands.
Shops, bars, restaurants and plenty of golf courses close at hand.
The hotel can arrange transport from the hotel to golf courses and wine estates during your time here, although you still have some wine estates close at hand.
After Franschhoek I have included a safari at Shamwari.
A luxury lodge that Pat has visited several times.
And finally after your Safari head back to Camps Bay, a beautiful beach resort just a 15 minute drive from Cape Town.
Again from Camps Bay you could have a game of golf at the Royal Cape Golf Club or head to Simonstown to see the Penguins.
This looks a busy itinerary and can be amended in anyway, but this really does highlight what SA has to offer.
If your main flights are in Premium economy the approximate price is £5489.00 per person
If you upgrade your main flights to Upper class the approximate price is £7479.00 per person
(all golf and transport to the golf courses are extra, although Steenberg course is at the end of the hotel’s drive)