Take a self-drive through spectacular coastal
scenery, discover local history and go on safari.
Fly to Durban via Johannesburg with British
Arrive in Durban and drive south to Oribi gorge.
Stay at the Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa. (N)
Drive to Haga Haga. En route, visit the Nelson
Mandela Museum and his family home. Stay 3
nights at Miarestate Hotel & Spa. (B, L, D)
With secluded beaches, sweeping bush and
sea views, activities at Miarestate range from
swimming, canoeing, fishing and sailing to
wildlife drives and mountain biking. (B, L, D)
You will be driven to the Eastern Cape. Stay
2 nights at Kichaka Lodge. Afternoon safari
activitiy. (B, L, D)
Safari activities including wildlife drives and
guided bush walks. (B, L, D)
Drive to Graaf Reinet and stay 3 nights at The
Drostdy, a Cape Dutch building erected in 1806
as the local seat of government. (B)
Full-day walking tour of Graaf Reinet and the
artist’s town of Nieu Bethesta. (B)
Full-day tour of the ‘Valley of Desolation’. (B)
Drive to Samara. Stay 2 nights at Karoo Lodge.
Afternoon safari activity. (B, L, D)
Safari activities include wildlife drives and guided
bush walks. Cheetah and aardvark sightings are
possible. (B, L, D)
Drive to Port Elizabeth airport. Fly to London via
Johannesburg. (B, L)
Early morning arrival in London. (N)
The Drostdy Hotel was completed in 1806 and was originally the seat of local government for 40 years. Built and designed by the famous French architect Louis Thibault as the "Drostdy" of the district. "Drostdy" is the Dutch word for magistrates court. Restored to it's former splendour by De Oude Meester group in 1977, it plays host to many of the groups priceless antiques and paintings. The Stretch's Court is a complex of mid-19th century cottages with wooden shutters and white-washed walls offering beautiful bedrooms, some with antiques and brass beds. These houses were the homes of emancipated slaves in the mid-nineteenth century. Rooms are individually decorated with private entrance and en suite bathroom and...
Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa is an owner managed 5 star property that was built with minimal disruption to its indigenous surroundings. Each of the 5 suites offers luxurious finishes with an African touch and state-of-the-art amenities. The unobstructed views of the Mzimkulwana River and the Oribi Gorge nature reserve below, through the double volume glass walls, are wonderful. All suites have an indoor and outdoor shower overlooking the gorge, an LCD satellite television, air conditioning and mini bar.
The open plan restaurant, which has views of the gorge, serves breakfast and lunch. Dinner can either be taken in one of the themed bomas or served in your room. The spa has three treatment rooms offering a number of relaxing treatments. Guided nature trails, game drives, visits to the bat caves and bushman paintings and fresh water fishing are available from the...
Karoo Lodge offers colonial luxury meets farm style comforts, in the serenity of Samara's pristine wilderness, which is surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of mountains. The three suites, located inside the main homestead, open out on to a wide wrap-around veranda. They are light and airy and have private en suite bathrooms. The three individual Karoo suites, situated in the garden, have a luxury en suite bathroom, an outdoor shower with lovely views, and a fireplace.
With a complex and diverse ecosystem, game activities at Samara allow guests to search for over 60 different mammal species including kudu and duiker, giraffe, Hartebeest, cheetah and white rhino. Explore the Camdeboo Plains, which once staged the massive migrations of millions of Springbok, discover fossils that predate the dinosaurs and see well-preserved Khoisan paintings that offer an insight into the past. As...
The 10 luxury suites at Kichaka Lodge offer exclusivity in a secluded setting, with views into the surrounding bush from private decks with plunge pools. Each unique suite, built of stone and thatch, has sliding glass doors that open on two sides, making them feel part of the surrounding bush. Other features include air conditioning, an outdoor shower, radio, CD player and iPod docking system, complimentary mini bar, wireless internet access and a private safe. All suites are connected to the main lodge by wooden walkways.
The main lodge has a lounge and a large terrace that extends into a small island to create an outdoor dining area. For the chance to view lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and numerous antelope species from the comfort of the lodge, head to one of the numerous viewing decks. The library, overlooking the waterhole, has a flat screen plasma TV and the rim-flow pool,...
Situated at the mouth of a tidal estuary, Mboyti River Lodge offers simple, rustic accommodation with views of the ocean or lagoon. The 42 chalets and log cabins have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, a television and a refrigerator. Spectacular waterfalls, one of the largest indigenous forests in the country, a lagoon with an abundance of birdlife and stretches of deserted coastline can be explored by foot, game drive, mountain bike or...
Located on South Africas Wild Coast, the 5-star Miarestate Hotel and Spa offers sweeping bush and sea views as well as private access to a secluded beach. The hotel's restaurant uses fresh local produce and top South African wines. A variety of treatments are available at the spa@Miarestate. For the more active, a wide variety of activities is offered including, horse riding, mountain biking, hiking and canoeing. Game drives are the best way to enjoy the extensive wildlife that inhabits the area, including giraffes, blesbucks, impalas, grey duikers, bush bucks, blue wildebeest and even Burchell’s zebras, once thought to be extinct.
Features: 9 double rooms, restaurant, outdoor pool, garden, gym, spa
Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, hot drinks facilities, kitchen, hairdryer,...
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ORI2016: 11 Nights
Samara Private Game Reserve
At 70,000 acres in size, Samara Private Game Reserve is...