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Deliciously Decadent South Africa - A Gourmet's Paradise

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): South Africa  
Specialty Categories: Ecotourism   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1000 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1500 US Dollar (USD)

Day 1: On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The Michelangelo, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, is the perfect complement to Sandton's exclusive district. With its signature Renaissance architecture, elegance and service excellence, The Michelangelo makes a lasting impression from the moment you arrive. All rooms are tastefully decorated to reflect the elegant Renaissance-style that has been carried throughout the rest of the hotel.

All suites have private bathrooms with a separate shower and toilet, hairdryers, radio, color TV, 24-hour CNN and CNBC, individually controlled air conditioning, direct dialing phones, direct in and out dialing for personal fax/modem, Internet, complimentary tea & coffee and mini bar.

One night at Michelangelo on b&b basis

Days 2-4: Today you take delivery of your rental vehicle and make your way to Mpumulanga (approximately 5 hours driving time). With a long and proud tradition of excellence in all areas - from the tantalizing cuisine to the luxurious rooms and suites - this 5-star country lodge offers guests the very best of Mpumalanga. Located on the outskirts of White River, the hotel is nestled amongst over 30 acres of magnificent rolling green lawns and lush sub-tropical gardens with some of the most impressive river frontage winding its way through the estate. Furnished in Victorian, Colonial, African Colonial, French Country, Provencal and English Country themes, rooms and suites are all en-suite, offering guests secluded and luxurious comfort, some even boasting private outdoor showers or magnificent solid concrete baths.

Three nights at Jatinga Country House on b&b basis

Days 5-6: This morning your drop off your rental vehicle at Kruger Mpumulanga Airport for your flight to Johannesburg and onwards to Port Elizabeth. Here you collect your rental vehicle and make your way to Woodall Country House & Spa. Woodall offers luxury boutique hotel accommodation in South Africa's Eastern Cape. Opening onto beautiful rose or indigenous gardens, each room boasts air conditioning, heating, private verandas and en suite bathrooms with separate bath and shower.

Other features include mini-bars, mini hi-fi's, electronic safes, telephones, internet access points, hairdryers, tea / coffee f Luxurious rooms and cottages are private and spacious with an understated elegance and a classical feel. Each room is individually designed and decorated with an air of bygone romance. Woodall's luxury open topped land cruiser departs daily on a number of excursions. Highly experienced and qualified game rangers have an intimate knowledge of the Addo area and these rangers offer personalised tours with emphasis being placed on individual interests and comfort.

Two nights at Woodall Country House & Spa on b&b basis

Days 7-8: Head along the N2 motorway to Plettenberg Bay. A 5-star Relais & Chateaux Hotel, built on a rocky headland with breathtaking vistas of the sea, mountains and miles of golden sand in one of the most spectacular resorts in Africa - Plettenberg Bay. Plettenberg Bay is a holidaymaker's paradise and the eco-tourist's dream. Its eternal weather ensures days of warm comfort and lazy, pleasurable evenings seldom found anywhere else. It is home to vast expanses of unspoiled Cape flora, delicate eco-systems in wetlands and lagoons, forests of unsurpassed beauty, pristine sand dunes and sun bleached beaches as far as the eye can see. The Plettenberg offers 38 luxury air-conditioned rooms and suites and offers a truly idyllic and indulgent experience. There are two swimming pools, one of which is heated and both visually flow into the ocean below.

Other hotel facilities include a wine cellar, stocked with a selection of the best local wines and available for special occasion private dining, and a gift shop - offering a unique selection of specialty items and clothing from the area. Experience fabulous sightings of dolphins and whales in the bay from the hotel terraces. For the more adventurous there are numerous excursions and activities within close proximity to the hotel.

Two nights at The Plettenberg on b&b basis

Days 9-10: Continue further along the Garden Route to Agulhas. Experience the southern most tip of Africa, where the two oceans really meet. Built from natural stone, set against the hill, Agulhas Country Lodge has spectacular sea view from nearly every vantage point. Guests can enjoy hospitable service and exceptional cuisine with the emphasis on fresh seafood in the Country Lodge's own restaurant. En suite bedrooms each have private balconies and sea views.

Two nights at Agulhas Country Lodge on b&b basis

Day 11: A short drive today brings you to Hermanus. Perched on the edge of the earth, in one of the most beautiful, natural landscapes in Africa - nothing between the Hotel and the Antarctic other than a few thousand miles of ocean.

The Marine has had a complete makeover to ensure world class quality. The hotel has 45 individually decorated bedrooms and suites - each with private facilities. Views extend out across Walker Bay or across the beautiful internal courtyards with swimming pool and garden. Elegant dining at the Marine may be enjoyed at either Seafood at the Marine or The Pavillion restaurants with world class chefs taking care of every detail.

One night at The Marine on b&b basis

Days 12-14: Make your way to the Mother City, Cape Town. Situated in the heart of the Constantia Valley, The Cellars-Hohenort is a haven of peace and tranquility unifying two great traditions, the magnificent restoration of the 18th Century Klaasenbosch wine cellars and the splendid manor house of the Hohenort, previously owned by the Spilhaus family. With its understated elegance and charm, the hotel boasts 55 luxury rooms and suites, with breathtaking views across the 9 acres (3.5 hectares) of world renowned gardens and vineyard. There are two swimming pools, one heated pool, a tennis court and a Gary Player Putting and Chipping Green.

The Carchele Spa awaits those in need of complete relaxation and pampering in the D & D Hair Salon.

Three nights at Cellars-Hohenort Hotel on b&b basis

Day 15: This afternoon you make your way to Cape Town International Airport to drop off you rental vehicle and check-in for your departure flight.

Please note the following:

Comprehensive travel insurance is compulsory to travel to South Africa. It is strongly recommended to be taken out at the time of booking. To add any insurance to this booking please feel free to ask us for a quotation. Please ensure that all passports are valid at least six months after the date of return to South Africa, and that all visa requirements have been fulfilled. All passengers traveling to South Africa need to have at least two completely clear pages in their passports for use by immigration upon arrival and if traveling to any other countries within Southern Africa further blank pages may be required. Passports must be valid for 6 months after the anticipated return date.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

-All bookings are subject to availability by the suppliers as at the time of booking.
-All prices quoted for packages and services are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, fuel price increases and other government levies and taxes.

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