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After picking up your hire car, your adventure through one of the South African capitals begins with a four-night stay at the 4-star Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Victoria Junction. Next, you’ll spend two nights at the Spier Hotel followed by a further two nights at the Garden Route Game Lodge. Your trip concludes with a further three nights at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Victoria Junction before returning home. You will have daily breakfast included throughout your stay as well as two game drives.
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Protea Hotel by Marriott CapeTown Victoria Junction
Stylish, elegant and utterly contemporary, the Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town VictoriaJunction is a four-star hotel located just a short distance from the iconicV&A Waterfront. The hotel is an urban destination unto itself, boasting modern trendsetting rooms that provide everything you could possibly need for a top-notch stay in South Africa. Each option features environmentally-friendly lighting, water-saving rain showers and energy efficient entertainment amenities including iPod docking stations and Bravia LCD screens. While there are a multitude of dining options within walking distance of the hotel, Connexxion, the on-site restaurant is the place to go to indulge in fine SouthAfrican dining in a truly beautiful setting. There is also a bar, which is open18 hours a day, and offers an extensive menu of beverages including a range of full-bodied South African wines. Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool complete with a sun deck and loungers, and a gym kitted out with modern cardiovascular equipment.
A truly unique hotel located beside the sparkling Eerste River, the four-star Spier Hotel is the place to go if you wish to be immersed in the heart of theStellenbosch wine-growing region. Guests can expect to be just a 15-minute drive away from the beaches of Gordon’s Bay and the Strand, which are perfect for soaking up the sunshine and cooling off with a refreshing dip. Relaxation of the highest order is guaranteed at the accommodation options, which are situated in village-style buildings surrounded by beautiful courtyards and are kitted out with contemporary artwork and modern amenities. The Spier Hotel’srestaurant ensures hunger is never an option, offering gourmet cuisine made with fresh produce while the wine bar and terrace is the ideal place to enjoy some of South Africa’s best vinos, light meals and spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. There is also a smokehouse and bakery. The main event there is undoubtedly the Wine Shop, where wine tastings occur in a beautiful gabled barn. The property also offers spa and wellness centre with a multitude of brilliant treatments, facials and massages.
Garden Route Game Lodge
Guarding the entrance of South Africa’s famous Garden Route Coast, the Garden Route Garden Game Lodge promises an unforgettable stay from start to finish. The property is set against the backdrop of the awe-inspiring Langeberg mountain range while the main event here is undoubtedly the exciting game drives. Embark on an unforgettable safari in open Land Rovers to observe the majestic Big Five and much more, before retreating to your luxurious accommodation to relax and unwind. The accommodation options comprise luxury suites, private chalets and lodge rooms, all of which are kitted out with everything you could possibly need. Dining here is surely an unforgettable experience, with the likes of a delicious a la carte restaurant, a poolside terrace and even the option to eat al fresco around a fire to admire the valley views and the sounds of the African night. A brunch menu and a children’s menu are also available. In addition to the swimming pool, guests can also feel pampered with a visit to the on-site wellness centre, which offers the likes of a full body massage and other heavenly treatments.
With its iconic Table Mountain, the beautiful city of Cape Town is a metropolis that is rich in history, culture and scenery, and visitors will be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding on what to do and see here. A lively metropolis surrounded by sea. mountains, nature parks and vineyards, Cape Town is a great introduction to South Africa. Gaze across the city from the top of Table Mountain or from Signal Hill, and see the many wild flowers that grow in profusion in the nature park that surrounds the peaks. Next, you can explore the national park of the Cape Good Hope, where you can hang out with Penguin at Boulder’s Beach. Journey into modern history by sailing to the infamous Robben Island. a prison colony for centuries, it was used during the days of apartheid to hold several political prisoners, with the most famous being Nelson Mandela, who spent 18 years out of a total of 27 behind bars here. Travelling back to the mainland you can either gather your impressions of the day, before reaching the V&A harbour where you’ll find plenty of bars and restaurants to while away the evening. A stay in Cape Town should also not be without day trips to nearby sights and culinary destinations. Tour the Stellenbosch vineyards to sample some of the great South African grapes, travel to Walker Bay for a chance to watch whales or travel north to the West Coast National Park, where you’ll be able to see thousands of unique wildflowers.
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