South African Adventure
Day 1 - Safari Club
Safari Club SA is a lodge with an African theme located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The lodge is centrally situated in the economic heartland of South Africa's Gauteng Province. This country-style lodge hotel has a luxurious yet homely ambiance. A nice comfortable private room with double bed, en-suite shower, air conditioning and multi-channel flat screen TV awaits you on arrival. You can also stay connected as there is free wi-fi in your room as well as in public areas. The interior of each of the 17 en-suite rooms has been uniquely styled to represent a specific area of the continent - for example the Kalahari, Etosha or Okavango rooms.When you step out of your room you will find yourself in the well maintained garden where you can relax at one of the outside tables and enjoy the space and feeling of freedom.
The public areas comprise lounges, a cosy bar, a business centre as well as a separate breakfast / dining room. The bar is decorated as a tribute to the famous Nguni cattle and adorned with beautiful fittings in this theme. A beautiful new swimming pool has been installed to ensure the comfort and relaxation of guests during the hot African summer.
Our main focus is superb accommodation with personal service.
Day 2 - Graskop hotel
Graskop, situated in Mpumalanga on the Drakensberg Escarpment offers the visitor spectacular scenery and breathtaking views. From here the scenic Panorama Route leads northwards along the edge of the escarpment to the Blyde River Canyon. The historic town of Pilgrim's Rest is just a short hop away. Graskop is also a gateway to the world-famous Kruger Park and its unique wildlife. Graskop Hotel is a unique artistic experience offering friendly accommodation, contemporary South African art in a variety of interesting settings and culinary delights to be remembered.
Day 3/ 4 - Hippo Hollow
Nestled amongst lush indigenous gardens on the banks of the Sabie River in Hazeyview. Hippo Hollow has an "out of Africa" feel about it, and leaves you feeling totally refreshed and relaxed. Hippo Hollow offers stylish accommodation overlooking picturesque gardens or the mighty Sabie River. Enjoy a variety of mouthwatering dishes, whilst watching the grazing of hippo's on the lawn against the backdrop of an African sunset.
Day 5 - Mlilwane Swaziland
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is Swaziland's pioneer conservation area and a beautiful, secluded sanctuary situated in the Kingdom's Ezulwini Valley, 'Valley of Heavens'. The name 'Mlilwane' ('Little Fire' in siSwati) was derived from the numerous fires started by lightning strikes on the Mlilwane Hill but now holds significance as the little fire that started a big conservation movement in Swaziland resulting in the saving of over 22 species from local extinction across the three reserves. The Sanctuary covers 4,560 hectares and comprises of a southern and northern section. The southern section's grassland plains stretch up to the striking Nyonyane Mountain with its exposed granite peak known as the 'Rock of Execution'. All of Mlilwane's accommodation, dining and activity options are concentrated in this southern section of the park, with the exception of guided trails which enter the pristine northern section.
Day 6/ 7 - Umkhumbi Lodge
Umkhumbi Lodge is a family-owned lodge run by Anton and Emma Roberts in the game-rich Hluhluwe-Imfolozi area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Umkhumbi is the Zulu name for the red duiker, a shy small red antelope regularly seen picking its way across the forest floor. Surrounded by wildlife reserves and the rich, varied ecosystems of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Umkhumbi is fast becoming popular for its stunning birdlife. Nyala, suni, bushbabies and even our hand-reared impala are often spotted too. The lodge has been sensitively built into pristine African sand forest, carefully preserving this fragile ecology. The focus is on conservation through education and environmental awareness, delighting guests with all aspects of the African bush, big and small, and providing the service and experiences that have visitors returning as friends. All of the 12 rooms are extremely comfortable and spacious, with air-conditioning and en-suite facilities. A central open-fronted 'lapa' houses the dining room and treetop bar and lounge from where you can enjoy spectacular sunsets from the wooden deck. After the sun goes down, guests and guides gather around the fire to swap stories about the day's exciting adventures. Anton and Emma pride themselves on their excellent hosting, management and guiding. Their passion for their wonderful surroundings is infectious and you are never far away from another delicious meal from Emma's kitchen or a fabulous story from Anton. This family-friendly game lodge is their home and they make you part of it from the moment you arrive.
Day 8/ 9 - The Cavern
Welcome to The Cavern - a stunning Drakensberg resort situated on 3000 hectares of private mountain reserve, providing the perfect destination for holidays in South Africa. We are adjacent to the Royal Natal National Park and the Amphitheatre. This is a World Heritage site. The Cavern is named after the 'Cannibal Cavern', a 200 meter wide and 60 meter deep overhang, situated above the hotel, and which was home to ancestors of the Amazizi tribe. With so much to see and do, this Drakensberg resort has a loyal following of guests who come back time and again, resulting in The Cavern being given the friendly title 'the resort of many happy returns' - and we're confident that once you try this unique example of South African accommodation, you'll look forward to your next visit too! Boasting stunning views of the surrounding countryside, wildlife and a myriad of birds, holidays in South Africa's Drakensberg offer you a taste of paradise just a few hours from Gauteng. Spend your days hiking or mountain biking, exploring on the back of a horse or a quad bike - or take time out and enjoy a pampering in our Forest Retreat spa and our excellent dining opportunities. The Cavern is set in a secluded valley beneath the massive sandstone cliffs of the Northern Drakensberg. The thatch accommodation and facilities blend beautifully with the natural surroundings of the area. The Cavern is home to numerous Bushman paintings, 213 species of birds, 150 species of trees and numerous wild animals. As a nature lover, this would be your ideal location.
Day 10 - De Stijl
Formerly the Gariep Hotel, de Stijl Hotel is now the Upper Karoo's most stylish hotel, offering 43 chic, contemporary, extremely comfortable rooms with accommodation for up to 130 guests. The hotel overlooks the Gariep Dam, giving breathtaking big sky views. Our Mondrian Restaurant opens onto indigenous Karoo gardens and horizon views. Surrounded by the stark beauty of the Karoo, the Gariep Dam stretches for as far as the eye can see; jeweled sunsets blaze across the African sky and the sound of silence lulls guests to sleep under the Southern Cross.
Day 11 -Tuishuise
Die Tuishuise consist of 30 refurbished Karoo style cottages ideally located in Market Street, Cradock. Die Tuishuise have been awarded the coveted "Simon van der Stel" Gold Medal for restoration. These unique houses have been restored to their former splendor, recreating the gracious bygone era of the 1840's. Guests are afforded the rare opportunity to escape the present and enjoy the historically rich surrounding, as well as the personalized service and amenities required by today's discerning traveler.
Day 12/ 13 - Zuurberg Mountain Village
The Zuurberg Mountain Village is a haven of historical delight set high up on the Zuurberg Mountains. It is a tranquil & truly unique mountain top retreat set in 160 hectares of indigenous vegetation with breathtaking views overlooking the Addo Elephant National Park. This 150 year old historical hotel is a mere one hour's drive from Port Elizabeth and offers her guests an elegant lifestyle and ambiance of a bygone era. The Zuurberg Manor & Zuurberg Village offers comfort, traditional country cuisine, friendly staff & a countless number of outdoor activities that enhance your experience.
Day 14/ 15 - Knysna Hollow
Beautifully set on a secluded country estate, near Knysna's famous lagoon on the garden route. All our rooms have been tastefully decorated with a Knysna forest feel and amenities include television, tea and coffee making facilities, ceiling fan and private patios. Knysna Hollow is the perfect base from which to explore Knysna, the Garden route and surrounding forests. Knysna is well known for its rich green forests and endless lakes. Knysna is home to a myriad of fauna and flora, the elusive Knysna Touraco and the fabled Knysna elephants to name but a few.
Day 16/ 17 - Breakwater Lodge
In the heart of the V&A Waterfront Development, Cape Town's favorite playground. Guests of the Protea Breakwater Lodge will enjoy comfortable lodging a far cry from that enjoyed by its original guests, when the building was known as the Breakwater Prison. Built in 1854 to house the male convicts working on the breakwater in Table Bay, it remained a correctional institution until the end of the 20th century. Today, this historical building is superb choice for those wanting to stay in the heart of the city.