V&A Waterfront Hotel, Birkenhead House and La
Residence in Cape Town
Meals listed are included in the itinerary per day and may be breakfast at one property in the morning and another property for lunch or dinner.
anticipated scheduled and charter flights at a
You will be advised by the lodge of the correct time the night before departure.
Itinerary –September 1 to September 17, 2012
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Welcome to Africa! Upon arrival in Cape Town you will be met and greeted by a Ker & Downey representative holding a sign with your name outside of customs to be escorted to the V&A Hotel in Cape Town.
V&A WATERFRONT HOTEL
Combining true Victorian elegance with innovative, modern luxury, Victoria and Alfred Hotel offers superior accommodation,
state-of-the-art Conference facilities and a spectacular restaurant located in the Waterfront, with the traditional style of colonial Cape Town, South Africa. The Victoria & Alfred Hotel is internationally renowned for the highest standards of service. The warm personality of the Hotel, the attention to detail and the friendly atmosphere created by the staff are responsible for the V & A being one of the few hotels in the country to be granted the prestigious four star silver grading.
The luxury accommodation in the heart of the Waterfront, with all 68 bedrooms enjoying unrivalled views of Table mountain and the working harbour or the vibrant V & A Waterfront. The rooms are ultra large, superbly furnished and comfortably air conditioned, and each has a separate shower, fully stocked private bar, king size bed and innovative luxury modern appointments, ensuring a comfortable stay. Our rooms will be Mountain and Harbour view rooms. These are more expensive, but the view is much better and the rooms are quieter than the piazza view room
Overnight V&A Waterfront Hotel – Bed & Breakfast
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Day at Leisure to rest up from the flight and enjoy Cape Town and the Waterfront
Overnight V&A Waterfront Hotel – Bed & Breakfast
Check In: Monday September 3, 2012 Check Out: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Birkenhead House is inclusive of all meals and snacks, local spirits, house wines, and laundry.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Pick up at Birkenhead House 10:30 am
Depart at 10:30 am for the 90 minute transfer from Birkenhead House to La Residence. Enjoy lunch on arrival at La Residence.
This is a boutique one of a kind hotel in the heart of the wine country in a delightful village called Franschhoek.
It is set on a mountain side with vineyards, a lake with swans and ducks, a truly idyllic setting.
A sister property to Birkenhead House, La Residence is designed along the lines of a French Country Château, and offers luxuriously furnished suites. Each provides theultimate in old-world luxury, decorated with treasures such as fine French antiques, exquisite Persian carpets and an eclectic mix of objects d'art. Expansive patios offer magnificent opportunities to relax, admire the view, enjoy the delicate scents of nature and marvel at the synthesis of beauty and tranquility
Accommodations at La Residence
Check In: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Check Out: Friday September 7, 2012
Lunch on arrival, breakfast each day plus local wines and spirits are included.Dinner and Lunch available at the hotel if you elect to dine at La Residence the charge will be billed directly to your account.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Pick up at La Residence at 10:30 am
Today you will depart La Residence at 10:30 am for a 60 - 90 minute transfer to the Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival in Johannesburg you will walk to the City Lodge Hotel at the Johannesburg airport where you can greet the other safari members who did not travel to Cape Town.
Anticipated Flight Details: British Airways Flight 6414
Depart: 2:00 pm - Arrive: 4:00 pm.
(This flight is at your own expense - we will be in
touch before international flights open for booking)
CITY LODGE HOTEL – JOHANNESBURG AIRPORT
City Lodge is a new and simple hotel located at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport is connected with a short walk from the international arrivals hall at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport. The hotel offers free unlimited Wi-Fi, quiet soundproofed rooms, quick check-in and a bar and a coffee shop.
Accommodations to be assigned at check in.
Check In: Friday, September 7, 2012 Check Out: Saturday, September 8, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Pick up at the City Lodge Hotel at 9:15 am
Today you will be transferred to the Federal Air terminal where you can store your Cape Town luggage. A scheduled charter will fly you to your next destination, the Sabi Sands Game Reserve for Chitwa Chitwa Lodge.
Anticipated Flight Details: Federal Air Scheduled Charter to Chitwa Chitwa
Depart: 11.00 am - Arrive: 12.30 pm
We will be providing you with luggage tags. Be sure to tag your luggage before departure from Sun Hotel for STORAGE at Federal Air Terminal in Johannesburg or Chitwa Chitwa for the flight to Chitwa Chitwa.
CHITWA-CHITWA GAME LODGE
Originally a private family retreat, Chitwa-Chitwa earned its name as an affectionate ode to the giraffe bull that shared the lakeside home as an extended member of the Brink family. Much like the giraffe around which this charming tale of Chitwa-Chitwa is centered, the private game lodge is magnificent and graceful in appearance, yet humble enough to evaporate into the surrounding beauty of the unspoiled bush of the Sabi Sand,Chitwa-Chitwa’s distinctive charm is translated into the detailed furnishings of the accommodation. Natural colors and textures meld with the beauty of nature’s paintbrush to replicate the serenity of the African bush indoors. Each large individually decorated suite has its own private plunge pool, framed by a spacious timber deck that overlooks the nearly lake – a popular drinking hole for local wildlife.
In additional to daily game drives and walks, you may also benefit from the resident masseuse or pay a visit to a local village, Chitwa-Chitwa is highly acclaimed for its excellent game viewing and can boast some of the best opportunities to meet Africa’s big five. Highly qualified guides and Shangaan trackers ensure an unforgettable African safari by enriching the experience with their profound knowledge regarding this animal kingdom and its complex habitat.
Accommodations at Chitwa-Chitwa
Check In: Saturday, September 8, 2012 Check Out:
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Chitwa-Chitwa is inclusive of all meals and snacks, local spirits, house wines, and laundry. Complimentary wireless internet available in the library.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Chitwa Chitwa to Kings Camp
Anticipated Flight Details: General Air Charter – Chitwa Chitwa to Kings CampDepart: 11:00 am - Arrive: 11:20 am
With its unique romantic ambience, Kings Camp invites guests to relax in the bushveld in fine colonial style. Situated in the world-famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve (part of the greater Kruger National Park) the camp is a game-viewing haven that features elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, and buffalo. Ken took the picture of the leopard on the header of this flyer at Kings Camp on his last trip.
Kings Camp promises more than just good game viewing - with access to 100 sq. kilometers of traversing, guests will be treated to a brilliant abundance of birdlife. Private safaris under the guidance of a skilled ranger will prove to be an exhilarating experience for bird-watchers and tree enthusiasts as they explore the rare sights and wonders of the bush. Any particular requests such as guided walks or tribal dances under the great African skies will be arranged with pleasure. Kings Camp is exceptionally proud of its viewing deck that overlooks an open savanna with a watering hole. Guests can safely soak up the stillness and serenity of the bush while keeping a sharp lookout for passing animals and birds.
Furnished in the style of a bygone era, this intimate twenty-bed lodge guarantees comfort and personal service for a memorable stay. Traditional thatched suites are spacious and luxuriously equipped with air-conditioning, mini-bar and en-suite bathroom and outdoor showers. Camp facilities include a lounge bar and refreshing swimming pool with a viewing deck overlooking a waterhole and a well-equipped gym. Managed by an experienced team of hosts, Kings Camp prides itself on flexibility.
When it comes to mealtimes, true South African cuisine is offered in a homey atmosphere with dinner in the boma or a bush braai (BBQ) under the canvas of the dazzling African sky, all complemented by an exceptional wine cellar.
Accommodations at Kings Camp
Check In: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Check Out: Friday, 14, 2012
Kings Camp is inclusive of all meals and snacks, local spirits, house wines, excludes laundry. Complimentary wireless internet in the library and a computer for guests use.
Anticipated Flight Details:
General Air Charter from Kings Camp to
Depart: 11:00 am - Arrive: 11:20 am
LEOPARD HILLS LODGE
From your hilltop sanctuary you may catch sight of leopard on the hunt, a breeding herd of elephant, or a few kudu. Antelope pass by within view of the lodge and while on safari you may see prides of lion, elephant, white rhino, buffalo, cheetah, wild dog, hyena and many more. Game drives and walking safaris are offered. Each of the 8 luxurious glass-fronted suites, complete with their own sundeck and rock plunge pool offer superb views of the African bushveld beyond, while air-conditioning and overhead fans provide welcome respite against the harsh African heat.
The breath-taking romantic bathrooms, which include
double indoor and outdoor showers, have windows
which open to a glorious view of the passing
cavalcade below. Enjoy the privacy of your suite and
salute the timelessness of Africa over a drink from
your fully-stocked mini bar. Or drift into a deep
and peaceful sleep whilst enjoying a full body
Accommodations at Leopard Hills
Check In: Friday, September 14, 2012 Check Out: Monday, September 17, 2012
Leopard Hills is inclusive of all meals and snacks, local spirits, house wines and laundry. Complimentary wireless internet is available in the library along with one computer for guests use.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Sabi Sands to Johannesburg Airport and Departure Home
Anticipated Flight Details: Federal Air Scheduled Charter Leopard Hills to Johannesburg
Morning flight 9.30 am to 11.00 am OR Afternoon flight 2.15 am to 3.45 pm
After your morning game drive and breakfast you will
be flown to Johannesburg Airport via a scheduled
charter departing at either 9.30 am arriving at
11.00 am or the afternoon flight at 2:15 pm and
landing at 3:45 pm. Almost
all international connections depart in the evening
so you can make a direct connection to your
departure to the USA.
Fly home with memories of the beauty and majesty of the South African Bush!
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