Featured Listing Feed http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/index.php?action=rss_featured_listings RSS feed of our featured listings Dolphin View Guesthouse http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-dolphin-view-guesthouse-5.html NS0yMDEzLTEwLTI5IDA3OjEwOjU2 Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 Indoor Pool<span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;Dolphin View Guesthouse is located in the Noorse Kloof Nature Reserve in a peaceful, safe and quiet area not far from shops and the white sandy beaches. From the Guestrooms you have stunning views over the reserve and the ocean and you can enjoy the prolific bird life from your private balcony. <br /> <br><br /> Guesthouse offer spacious Accommodation with uninterrupted Ocean Views. Dolphin View J-Bay offers a Indoor Pool and BBQ area<br /> <br><br /> Jeffreys Bay located 45 min from Port Elizabeth in the Malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa on route to the Garden Route and Cape Town.<br /> <br><br /> Anita and Tyron, like to welcome you in our little paradise and make your stay memorable.<br /> <br><br /> Your Hostess Speaks English, Dutch, German and French.]]> River Bend Lodge http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-river-bend-lodge-18.html MTgtMjAxNi0wNi0xNCAwOTo0NzoyMw== Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 <span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;Anchored on endless horizons on a private concession in the Addo Elephant National Park, River Bend Lodge is a wonderful privately owned safari destination. Offering a choice of luxurious accommodation at the award-winning Lodge or the exclusive use Long Hope Villa, River Bend offers something for everyone. Children very welcome with special activities and games to keep them entertained. The region is home to an abundance of wildlife and over 300 bird species. Great sightings of elephants, lion, bufallo, and more! Delicious cuisine enhance enhance your stay at this personalised property.]]> Cape St Francis Resort http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-cape-st-francis-resort-31.html MzEtMjAxNi0wNC0yMSAwMjozNjowOQ== Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 <span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;Situated 108 kilometers west of Port Elizabeth in the quaint village of Cape St Francis lies the Cape St Francis Resort and the luxurious beach villas Beach Break. Privately owned and family run we provide accommodation ranging from luxury beach villas set on the edge of the dunes where you can choose between a sea facing or garden facing room or the entire villa which is ideal for families or friends travelling together. With a private swimming pool and direct beach access the villas are your ideal choice when looking for a beach destination. Travelling as a family we can offer family styled cottages a mere 200 meters from the beach.These cottages are tastefully decorated and have a strong beach theme and offer a fully equipped kitchen for those who wish to self cater. Our one or two roomed Apartments offer affordable accommodation set around a communal swimming pool and have all the facilities associated with a standard hotel room with complimentary wi-fi. Facilities at the Resort include Joe Fish Restaurant and Bar, open daily, a Health and Beauty Studio as well as a convenience shop.<br /> The area is rich in activities such as walking and hiking, golf, surfing, cultural excursions ,whale and dolphin excursions , visits to the penguin rehabilitation center , canal and river cruises to name but a few .Any of these can be booked through our front desk.<br /> ]]> Edward Charles Manor http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-edward-charles-manor--42.html NDItMjAxMS0wOS0wNyAxMzoxOTo0MA== Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 <span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;Centrally situated,upmarket,affordable accommodation in Mossel Bay, with superb views. The Edward Charles offers fifteen well equipped,spacious en suite rooms. Enjoy our amenities and views of the beaches,harbor and the Outeniqua Mountains. <br /> This hotel is conveniently situated for all tourist attractions and in easy walking distance to beaches,yacht club,harbour,musuem and town centre.<br /> In the morning get a great start to your day with a tempting Continental Breakfast Buffet or freshly prepared traditional South African fare.<br /> After a long day, the solar heated pool is there to relax and cool down, or simply join us at the ladies bar for a sundown or cocktail and chat.Guests can also relax in our jacuzzi, or comfortable lounge.<br /> Ladies bar and restaurant venue also available for private functions.Braai facilities available undercover at the patio or around the pool for guests who enjoy their barbeque.<br /> The Edward Charles offers a well equipped,executive boardroom for CONFERENCES in Mossel Bay, catering for up to 40 delegates. This superb appointed venue is also available for private functions.Various refreshment and luncheon menus available on request.<br /> It is the aim of the Edward Charles to keep up an excellent standard of service. It is our desire for you to relax,be comfortable and enjoy our amenities.<br /> ]]> Sandals Guest House http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-sandals-guest-house-46.html NDYtMjAxMy0wMS0yOCAwNzoyMTozNg== Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 <span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;Experience the beauty, tranquillity and friendly hospitality of St Francis Bay in laid-back luxury at Sandals, ideally situated just 50 metres from the main beach. Sensational surf, pristine beaches, rugged coastline & indigenous fynbos create a perfect setting for relaxation & play in St Francis Bay! <br /> The lush treed and palm-fringed “Boutique Guesthouse” house is decorated in a tropical-African flavour and nestles amongst large indigenous rocks, echoing to the sounds of birds. <br /> Our individually decorated spacious bedrooms open onto your private balcony or the tropical garden. We offer 10 large en-suite bedrooms, with baths, showers, extra length beds and all modern comforts. <br /> Within walking distance or a few mintues drive away are restaurants, village shops, the port, walks, St Francis Links and St Francis Bay Golf Club! No holiday in South Africa is complete without experiencing our warmth, friendliness and personal service at Sandals, St Francis Bay. ]]> On the Cliffs http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-on-the-cliffs-49.html NDktMjAxMS0wOS0wNyAxMzo0MTozOA== Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 <span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;We are situated on the seafront with sea views from all our rooms. The rooms are very spacious with King size beds and are individually decorated with luxury finishes. All rooms are fully en suite and private with their own verandahs or balconies facing onto the sea. We offer a treatment rom for massages or pedicures etc, heated salt pool, sauna, guest bar and lounges. ]]> Villa Afrikana Guest Suites http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-villa-afrikana-guest-suites-56.html NTYtMjAxMS0wOS0wNyAxNDoxNDozNw== Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 Villa Afrikana<span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;Situated in the town of Knysna, to many considered the heart of the Garden Route. Villa Afrikana is perched high above the town, on a hill fittingly called "paradise" overlooking the Heads and surrounding lagoon.]]> Amanzimlotzi Riverside Bush Camp http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-amanzimlotzi-riverside-bush-camp-58.html NTgtMjAxMS0wNy0yOCAwNjoxNzozNA== Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 <span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;Between the millionaire's private ranches where the rich & famous stay, lies our little piece of heaven. You get to use all the facilities, but at affordable prices. We have furnished tents, self catering e/s rondavels or camping. Instead of watching TV at night, sit watching the sunsets with the incredible sounds of the bush. The monkeys & baboons going to bed & fighting for the best branches. The Pheasants scurrying through our camp & picking up crumbs we put out. The lions roaring, the jackal laughing at some obscure joke, and the always present hyenas with their scary cries, just outside the camp. At first my wife was scared & carried the shotgun when I was out, but now she walks down to the river where leopard leave their footprints, all by herself. ]]> Die Tuishuise http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-die-tuishuise-65.html NjUtMjAxMS0wNy0yOCAwNjozMDo1Mg== Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 <span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;Die Tuishuise is an elegant collection of restored Victorian era Karoo guest houses in Cradock, the frontier town at the eastern edge of the Great Karoo.<br /> More than two dozen Tuishuise line Market Street up to the Victoria Manor, a grand old colonial hotel that welcomes you with hearty country fare, décor from the days of Cecil John Rhodes, Olive Schreiner and the droves of adventurers who passed here en route to the hinterland.<br /> <br /> Modern day overlanders crossing South Africa on holiday and business groups looking for inspiration stay at Die Tuishuise, where they are received like old friends and treated like gentry.<br /> <br /> Cradock is a place of literary legends, war heroes and anti-Apartheid struggle icons. But it is perhaps best known for street level, day-to-day, warmth and kindness – so typical of much of the Eastern Cape.<br /> <br /> For nature lovers, Die Tuishuise are a great base from which to explore the unique landscapes, animals and plants of the nearby Mountain Zebra National Park. <br /> ]]> House Purfikt @ Kleinemonde http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-house-purfikt-%40-kleinemonde-82.html ODItMjAxNS0wMy0xMyAxMToyNTowNw== Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 no photo<span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;This delightful wooden home is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac within 100m from the famous beach in Kleinemonde, Eastern Cape - South Africa, the house has a 200 degree sea and lagoons panoramic view at the front and a view of the mountains at the back. Kleinemonde is in the heart of the Sunshine Coast and 15km from Port Alfred on the road to East London. ]]> De Kloof Luxury Estate http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-de-kloof-luxury-estate-85.html ODUtMjAxMS0wOS0wOCAwODoyNDoxNg== Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 <span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;This 5 star luxury boutique estate follows a philosophy of hospitality that is truly different in all aspects. The unique location, the homestead, the well designed rooms and the way guests are spoiled with passion<br /> <br /> The Cape Dutch homestead (1801) and national monument is a hidden treasure situated in a secluded valley on large grounds with excellent panoramic views and walking distance from the best part of town<br /> The stylish elegant interior merges a modern classic European style with a chic selection of African & Asian art, fabrics and artefacts<br /> <br /> Surprisingly different, discover an oasis of tranquility, luxury and charm<br /> <br /> guests can enjoy scrumptious breakfasts and champagne, daily winetastings, cheese/tapas platters, lunches,enjoy the 12 meter pool, fully equipped gym or tee off at the estates own golf drivng range<br /> wireless internet, lounges library and cigar lounge<br /> ]]> The Hideaway http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-the-hideaway-86.html ODYtMjAxMS0wOS0wOCAwODozMDozNw== Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 Our extensive garden<span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;This rustic, Victorian guest house in the breathtakingly beautiful Swellendam region of South Africa's 'Garden Route' radiates an old-world charm and rustic elegance that has made it famous the world over. <br /> In a peaceful and secure garden setting, four very spacious and elegant individually decorated rooms are all air conditioned, and furnished with fine handcrafted furniture, antiques and beautiful original paintings, prints and photographs .<br /> <br /> ]]> African Shades B&B http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-african-shades-b%26b-87.html ODctMjAxMS0wOS0wOCAwODozOToxMA== Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 <span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;African Shades B&B offers modern comfort in an African decor. We have 6 funky, spacious en-suite rooms with excellent beds and pure cotton linen. Rooms are decorated with flair and an African touch. All rooms have a private entrance and patio. Tea tray, fan, fridge, hairdryer and TV in rooms.<br /> <br /> Swimming pool with mountain views and off-street parking available.<br /> <br /> African Shades has a beautifully designed African Art Shop with a colourful range of arts & crafts. We support several local and African artists by selling their handmade items. Many unique pieces, well worth a visit!<br /> <br /> Shaded under the large oak trees and overlooking the magnificent Langeberg mountains, African Shades Restaurant is the ideal place to stop over for a meal. With plenty of garden & outside stoep seating on offer for those long hot summer afternoons and a roaring fireplace inside for those chilli winter days.<br /> <br /> Our property is near the famous Drostdy museum in the historical heart of Swellendam. ]]> Ingwenya Lodge http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-ingwenya-lodge-99.html OTktMjAxMS0wOS0wOCAwOTo0NToyNA== Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 <span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;The Lodge's name “Ingwenya” derives from the Zulu word for crocodile. It was quite logical to choose a name for our lodge indigenous to Zululand, in this first world heritage site of South Africa.<br /> <br /> Ingwenya Lodge is situated on the 'outskirts' of the residential area of St Lucia. The property borders the nature reserve with lovely views - a very unique privilege in St Lucia.<br /> <br /> The surroundings are very peaceful and hippos graze often at the entrance of the Lodge during the night. Small game frequently wanders on the premises and a rumor of a leopard in the area has been going around.<br /> <br /> The self catering units are named after the five feeder rivers of the St Lucia estuary: Mpate-, Nyalazi-, Hluhluwe-, Mzinene-, and Mkuze River and the Mfolozi that flows out to sea very close to the St Lucia estuary.<br /> <br /> Facilities includes a new swimming pool, air conditioning in all rooms, Wi-Fi (wireless internet), additional freezing facilities, DSTV (bring your own smartcard), safe and a hiking trail that starts from premises. Units are serviced daily.<br /> ]]> Woodall Country House and Spa http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-woodall-country-house-and-spa-101.html MTAxLTIwMTEtMTAtMTIgMDU6MTE6NTg= Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 Woodall Exterior<span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;Woodall Country House and Spa is a five star Boutique Hotel set amongst peaceful citrus, a mere 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth, and neighbour to the malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park. The establishment was developed from the original farmhouse built in the early 1900’s and the charming ambience and character of yesteryear still permeate the atmosphere. Old world attention to detail blends seamlessly with contemporary African luxury and style as reflected in the raw, earthy magnificence of the architecture. This award-winning boutique hotel caters for the discerning traveller by offering five star luxury and standards of service, reflected in attention to detail and spacious accommodation. It is the ideal base from which to explore the adjacent Addo Elephant Park, and nearby game reserves such as Schotia, Amakhala, Pumba, Kwantu and Elephant Back Safaris. Honeymooners are specially pampered in an environment of peace and privacy.<br /> <br /> Accommodation<br /> Opening on to the fresh sight and scent of lush gardens, the rooms at Woodall are as seeped in luxury as they are in comfort. Each room is spacious, private, and equipped with every convenience from climate control to internet access. Other features include private verandas, en-suite bathrooms, invigorating outdoor showers, mini-bars, sumptuous furnishings, crisp percale linen, bathrobes, telephones, electronic safes and CD players. Each room is individually designed, making use of natural materials, raw silks, and fascinating décor items collected by the South African owners, on their world travels. Some rooms reflect a bygone era of indulgent romance, some echo authentic colonial style, while the more modern suites boast an Afro-chic feel that blends traditional colours and styles with sophisticated contemporary flair. <br /> <br /> Dining<br /> This exclusive hideaway is renowned for its gourmet cuisine, which is inspired by the flavours of local ingredients. Karoo venison, freshly caught East Coast fish, home-made stocks, newly-baked bread, and local cheeses all form part of the irresistible menu on offer. The chef’s creative genius is inspired by the unique flavours of freshly picked produce from Woodall’s own herb and vegetable gardens. Complementing the menu is the Diner’s Club Platinum award winning cellar, boasting a unique and comprehensive collection of fine South African wines, personally selected by the owner. The thatched waterside sitting and dining area creates an enchanted mood for savouring sundowner snacks, cocktails, moonlit dinners and after-dinner drinks and cigars, with glimpses of rare South African waterbirds. Packed breakfasts, picnics, lunches, healthy spa cuisine and specific meal requests are keenly accommodated by the Woodall kitchen.<br /> <br /> Spa and Gym<br /> The Spa, a sanctuary for utter relaxation, rejuvenation and indulgence flows onto a salt water pool, fringed with palms and a waterfall. Enveloped in a warm cocoon of soft music and calming fragrances, guests are thoroughly pampered and gently coaxed into a state of absolute well-being. Local therapists with world class skills offer a comprehensive range of massage, health and beauty treatments, and every detail is dedicated to 5 star luxury and comfort. Refreshing beverages, such as home made lemon juice, and healthy cuisine complement the totally rejuvenating experience. Facilities include vitality studios, a couples therapy room, relaxation room, nail bar, steam shower, sauna, hydrotherapy bath and spacious double showers. The spacious gym houses cutting edge cardiovascular and strength training equipment.<br /> ]]> The Greens Lodge http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-the-greens-lodge-108.html MTA4LTIwMTEtMDctMjkgMDM6MzA6MDc= Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 <span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;Stone Lodge situated on the Parow golf course. En-suite bedrooms with king-sized custom built beds, sliding doors open onto the golf course with stunning views. Communal lounge with indoor and outdoor braai, kitchen, dining room. Games room with pool table and soccer table.]]> Umlilo Lodge http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-umlilo-lodge-112.html MTEyLTIwMTEtMDktMTQgMDU6MTc6MTQ= Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 View from Rooms<span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;Umlilo Lodge is located in St. Lucia, a small coastal village surrounded by the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, South Africa's first National World Heritage Site, on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal<br /> Lake St. Lucia is a large estuarine lake abundant with hippo, crocodiles, fish and hundreds of bird species. The area comprises rivers, lakes, marsh, mangrove swamps and huge sand dunes, with beautiful unspoiled beaches. <br /> We are walking distance from all the Shops and Restaurants, so dinner will not be a problem. We also have a Boma where you can join us in the evenings around a fire (Umlilo) when having a Braai or Traditional Dinner in an African Pot. <br /> <br /> Our 11 en-suit bedrooms are air-conditioned and has got TV’s, 11 DSTV channels, Bar Fridges, etc. to make your visit as comfortable as possible. The bathrooms have got baths and showers. All the rooms over look the swimming pool. Relax on the wooden deck by the pool, in the air-conditioned library with free internet access, in the bar lounge which is surrounded by a fishpond or in the Boma around the fire. <br /> Come and make Umlilo your home away from home while exploring The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site. 4 rooms are wheel chair friendly.<br /> ]]> Buffelsdrift Game Lodge http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-buffelsdrift-game-lodge-118.html MTE4LTIwMTEtMDktMTQgMDU6NDY6NDQ= Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 View of Buffelsdrift from across the waterhole<span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, situated in the foothills of the majestic Swartberg mountains in the heart of the Klein Karoo. <br /> Only 7 kilometers outside Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango Caves.<br /> <br /> To the traveller we offer luxury tented en-suite accommodation overlooking our spectacular 5 ha natural waterhole.<br /> <br /> We pride ourselves in our personalised service, superb buffet and à la carte menus, excellent conference facilities and the ideal setting for that romantic wedding with a difference.<br /> <br /> Our day activities consist of morning and evening bush safaris, guided nature walks, game viewing on horseback and elephant excursions.<br /> <br /> A unique bushveld experience in the heart of the Klein Karoo<br /> ]]> Peace of Eden Forest View Woodcutters Cabins http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-peace-of-eden-forest-view-woodcutters-cabins-122.html MTIyLTIwMTEtMDctMjkgMDM6NTM6NDg= Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 <span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;Beautiful Peace of Eden, a travelers delight alongside the mysterious indigenous forest only 15 minutes outside the quaint town of Knysna along the famous Grden Route. We offer a 2 timber Woodcutter style Cabins and a Traveler's Barn Lodge for those who want comfort not luxury and are traveling on a budget or those who want to experience the 'real' people in South Africa. Comfy, cosy and set in amazing parklike surroundings with abundant birdlafe, nature, wild small animals and tranquility in a safe and stunning area.]]> Baule Guest House http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-baule-guest-house-127.html MTI3LTIwMTEtMDctMjkgMDM6NTc6MTI= Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 <span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;A 2 bedroomed exclusive , private guesthouse with facilities and rates for self catering if needed.Private lounge, dining room and kitchen.Specially suited to 2 couples travelling together or small family.Breakfast options.]]> The Green Tree Guest Cottages http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-the-green-tree-guest-cottages-129.html MTI5LTIwMTEtMDktMTQgMDk6MzE6MTk= Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 <span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;FINALIST 2008 AA Travel Guides & American Express® Accommodation Awards – Farm accomodation<br /> <br /> The Green Tree Guest Cottages are situated on our working dairy farm, Wycombevale, centrally located to visit the Addo Elephant park, Schotia Safari’s, Amakhala Game Reserve, Shamwari and the beautiful unspoilt beaches of the Sunshine Coast. <br /> <br /> Datie & Lezl van Niekerk your host & hostess, welcome you to experience authentic South African farm hospitality in the Addo region of the magnificent Eastern Cape. The cottages started as our little brain child when we saw the potential in the safe and central location of our farm, where two farm buildings was transformed into 3 cozy luxury cottages, which became so popular with guest, that a 4th was quickly on its way. <br /> <br /> If you are looking for luxury accommodation, where you can enjoy farm life, peace, tranquility, family time, good game viewing, sun & sea, with quality personal service, we would love to welcome you as our guest at The Green Tree Cottages.<br /> <br /> We offer bed & breakfast or self-catering accommodation, at The Green Tree Cottages. <br /> <br /> AWARDS <br /> Our 4 Cottages are graded with 4 stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, Superior Accommodation by the AA and was a finalist in the 2008 AA American Express Accommodation Awards.<br /> <br /> All four the cottages are very spacious, all with own entrance, private patios and barbeque facilities. All the cottages are tastefully furnished with Cape cottage furniture and a hint of Africa to create a tasteful southern African interior, which gives a warm, homely, contemporary feel. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> ]]> The Bishop's Court - The Mantis Collection http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-the-bishop%27s-court---the-mantis-collection-169.html MTY5LTIwMTEtMDktMjEgMDQ6NDE6Mzk= Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 <span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;The five star Bishops' Court is situated in what is arguably Cape Town's most beautiful and prestigious suburb, so close to Table Mountain, you'll want to reach out and touch it.<br /> <br /> This leafy suburb of Bishopscourt with quiet oak lined streets is home to the most gracious of properties. It boasts a number of foreign embassies, local and international celebrities and a collection of fine family residences known for their large grounds and manicured gardens. <br /> <br /> The Bishops' Court is situated on the doorstep of the world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and is a stones throw from the famous Cavendish Square shopping mall. Idyllic, wind free and secure, this luxurious retreat offers great comfort, peace and privacy. Five en-suite rooms have stunning mountain views and overlook luscious tranquil gardens, as does the Caribbean style breakfast deck and lounge.<br /> <br /> A heated infinity pool overlooks the tennis court under the magnificent Table Mountain backdrop. The serene colourful garden and rolling lawns complete the sanctuary.<br /> <br /> Breakfasts are a speciality offering a wide choice of interesting fare and are inclusive, as are all beverages. Dinners and lunches are available by arrangement. An in-house chauffeur service is available to guests for restaurant transfers or tailored tours to the highlights of Cape Town. <br /> ]]> Thunzi Bush Lodge http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-thunzi-bush-lodge-184.html MTg0LTIwMTEtMDktMjIgMDM6Mjc6MDE= Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 Heron Chalet<span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;Thunzi in isiXhosa, the local African language, means “in the shade” describing a typical lazy afternoon in the forest valley. This tranquil sanctuary of coastal forest can be found in the Malaria free Eastern Cape Province nestled at the base of a 44 hectare (100 Acres) private valley overlooking the pristine and lush De Stades river wetland. Conveniently situated en-route to Cape Town only 25km from the friendly City of Port Elizabeth and 2km from the untouched Maitland Beach perfectly positions Thunzi as a charming natural destination to complete a scenic Garden Route adventure. This unforgettable property reflects the magic of Africa ensuring supreme relaxation, superior accommodation, friendly hospitality, refined cuisine and an endless source of interesting activities. <br /> <br /> Combining an expression of natural design ideas gathered from years of travel in Africa by the owners Mark and Trenwyth Pledger resulted in the creation of a collection of charming natural wooden chalets merging luxury, supreme style, spaciousness and comfort for the enthusiastic nature lover. <br /> Let your soul revitalise to the peaceful sounds of the African bush in the quiet privacy of one of these luxury chalets, each with its own private forest deck and magical view of the wetland and forest. All chalets are exquisitely furnished comprising of full bathroom (large oval bath & separate shower) with heated towel rail, Infra Red heaters, lounge with tea/coffee amenities ,biscuits and a fully stocked mini bar. Added extras for your convenience include remote controlled ceiling fans, complimentary mineral water & chocolates, hair dryer and laundry facilities. <br /> <br /> Traditional South African cuisine prepared and served by Betty, our in-house Xhosa cook offers sumptuous dinners that are lovingly planned and prepared. We do our best to source the freshest ingredients as well as organic vegetables and meat which are grown in the countryside.<br /> All breakfasts are hearty South African breakfasts accompanied by freshly baked scones or muffins each morning, a fresh fruit platter, a variety of wholesome cereals, local creamy yoghurt and various flavours of filter coffee.<br /> <br /> Private Moonlight Dinner <br /> Try our open air private dining experience at our forest clearing where you will be exclusively served seated near a cosy fire surrounded by burning lanterns. While gazing at the stars and milkwood canopy sounds of frogs and wood owls evoke a special evening feeling known as an absolute “Mind Unwind”. <br /> <br /> Private Breakfast and Dinner Experiences <br /> <br /> Hearty Breakfast - Enjoy a quiet, undisturbed breakfast on your balcony where you can watch wildlife from a colourful spectacular of the Turaco birds to glistening bush buck in the morning sunlight. <br /> <br /> Sumptuous Dinner - Let our friendly staff serve you your dinner in the comfort of your own private balcony, set with candles and lanterns, while you drink in the beauty of nightfall at Thunzi.<br /> <br /> Thunzi offers a variety of activities namely, bird watching, horse riding, fishing tackle hire for the challenge of exiting Bass fishing ,shady forest & beach walks, sand board hire and even relaxing Spa therapies in the privacy of your own chalet. Our elevated award winning swimming pool the “Lazy Lizard” is also a perfect excuse to soak up the sun in true lounging fashion. <br /> While most of the Estate is classified as Coastal Indigenous Forest, the close proximity of Grassland, Acacia Thicket and the De Stades River Wetland, creates an ideal eco-diversity for bird watching and indigenous game viewing. The lodge supports abundant wildlife with over three hundred and fifty-two bird species having been listed in the area, including many elusive species such as the Narina Trogon, African Rail, Grey Sunbird and the often heard Buff-Spotted, Red-Chested and Striped Flufftails. <br /> <br /> You are always assured of seeing the colourful Knysna Turaco, our signature bird, with its magnificent crimson and green plumage. <br /> Enchanted Forest walks on the reserve provide access to the dense indigenous coastal forest where a natural life of wild orchids, tagged trees, the rare Blue Duiker antelope, Bushbuck and Vervet Monkeys can be spotted. <br /> The lodge is also situated on the doorstep of the Maitland Nature Reserve, a 127 hectare property comprising of three nature trails ranging from 3Km to 11 Km, with the famous giant Maitland sand dunes and pristine shores of Maitland Beach a mere 2km away. <br /> . <br /> While it is easy to immerse yourself entirely in the natural beauty of Thunzi Bush Lodge, it is also amazing to know that within a 30 minute drive, you have access to a variety of game and wildlife attractions, modern shopping malls, Oceanarium with performing dolphins and many other attractions.<br /> ]]> Mara Farm http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-mara-farm-200.html MjAwLTIwMTEtMDctMjkgMDg6Mjk6MTg= Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 <span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;Mara Farm is a working farm on the outskirts of Fouriesburg, close to the Lesotho border and deep in the heart of the Eastern Free State highlands of South Africa. <br /> <br /> <br /> This beautiful homestead is in the process of being converted into comfortable, homely and affordable accommodation and events venue for groups and individuals . The project will be completed mid-2009, but the first self-catering cottage is now available and the main homestead already equipped to accommodate small groups on request. <br /> <br /> <br /> The farm is home to M.A.R.S - the Mara Animal Rehabilitation Sanctuary, the aim of which is not only to offer sanctuary and assistance to injured birds, exotic pets and small wildlife, but also to educate the general public on protecting the abundant natural bird and wildlife we are privileged to have in this magnificent area. <br /> <br /> <br /> Mara overlooks the majestic Maluti Mountains and our view tower is the ideal spot to drink in the beauty of valleys and sandstone precipices over a champagne breakfast, or leisurely sundowner after a day of exploring this fascinating region. <br /> <br /> <br /> Clarens, en-route to the Golden Gate National Park, is a 30 minute drive as is Bethlehem and Ficksburg, home of the Cherry Festival. The closest border post to Lesotho is just 8km away making Mara the perfect base for visitors to this fascinating mountain kingdom. The Afriski ski resort and Khatse Dam is an easy day trip for those not able to overnight in Lesotho. <br /> <br /> <br /> We look forward to welcoming you to our special corner of this remarkable country <br /> ]]> Africasiesta Guesthouse http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-africasiesta-guesthouse-210.html MjEwLTIwMTEtMDktMjcgMDk6NDA6MDg= Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 Main dining room and pool.<span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;Embraced by wellness, this country estate brings you close to where your heart needs to be, at home.A Warm personal greetings will welcome. be quite surprised with sounds off peacock echoes, woodpeckers and grey loeries ...<br /> <br /> Three Star Graded by the SA Tourism Council. Six comfortable double en-suite bedrooms with private entrances overlooking a natural garden.One family room with two bedrooms sharing large bathroom or Honeymoon room with spalike bath/shower.<br /> <br /> Equipped kitchenette, tv, fridge and microwave. Swimming pool adjacent to a large thatched lapa.<br /> Bed and breakfast or limited self-catering. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast, Dinner by arrangement arrange with our in house souse chef and braai facilities available.<br /> Restaurants close by.<br /> <br /> Ideal getaway for leisure or business.<br /> <br /> Main attraction in the Cradle of Mankind: Sterkfontein Caves, Lion Park, Lion and Rhino Park, Ngwenya Glass Village, Arts and craft, Glass factory, Krugersdorp Game Reserve,<br /> <br /> Coca Cola Dome hosts various exhibition events the getaway, Garden & home show, weddings etc.<br /> <br /> Oliver Tambo (Lanseria) Airport, not far.<br /> <br /> Eagle Canyon Golf Estate less than a kilometre away, and Randpark Golf Course and Ruimsig Golf Course are within easy travelling distance.<br /> <br /> Laser Park is close by, with the guesthouse on the border of Randburg and Roodepoort very ease accessible to the main highways.<br /> <br /> Airport transfers and excursions can be arranged.<br /> <br /> Hospitals, schools, shopping centre’s, restaurants, kids entertainment, garden centre’s all in travel distance.<br /> ]]> Auberge Rozendal Winefarm http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-auberge-rozendal-winefarm-216.html MjE2LTIwMTEtMDctMjkgMDk6MTI6Mjk= Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 Guest Houses<span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;Auberge Rozendal has 16 en-suite Guesthouse rooms all with terraces. Our rooms are situated between the vineyards, with majestic views of Stellenbosch and Simonsberg mountains, as well as the Table Mountain in the distance, providing an environment of beauty and tranquility. The Guesthouse rooms are decorated in a European style with a South African touch. We also have a limited number of rooms created especially with the Family in mind, each with a unique decor and luxus bath amenities. Our guests can relax at the pool, enjoy a leisurely walk, hike or bike in the adjacent forests and mountains.<br /> <br /> Our Restaurant is located in the 150 year old Manor House of Auberge Rozendal. The cuisine can be described as creative and natural with French Provencal roots. Our ingredients are always fresh, sourced from home-grown organic vegetables, fruits and herbs, as well as free-range farm eggs and milk. Other organic products are locally sourced, such as duck breast, venison and salmon trout. As a special treat, all of our three and four course set menus are introduced by an aperitif of our own internationally acclaimed Rozendal Drinking Vinegar. Meals are served either on the vine-covered veranda overlooking a tranquil lawn or in the dining room with its gallery of canvases by world famous local artists Paul Emsley, Cecil Skotnes and Larry Scully. During colder weather guests can enjoy the warmth and comfort of a roaring fireplace. Guests may partake of a full English breakfast year round. Reservations for Lunch and Dinner menus are essential. The Restaurant may be closed for Lunch and Dinner at some period during the winter (June, July or August), please enquire regarding availability when making your reservation for this time of year. <br /> <br /> The bio-dynamic Rozendal Farm produces a variety of organic products, including yoghurts and herb cream cheese from our cows' milk, several healthful herb drinking vinegars, and fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits which we use when creating the sumptuous meals that are served in the Restaurant. You may also experience the superb unfiltered Bordeaux-blend red wine harvested and created right here on the wine farm. It is a perfect accompaniment when lounging poolside, watching the sun set over Table Mountain from your Guesthouse terrace, or enjoying a fine three course menu prepared just for you in our Restaurant. The Rozendal Farm is also a great place for the family, where children can play and parents can relax. The farm animals and wildlife are also a great hit with guests of all ages.<br /> <br /> The historical village of Stellenbosch is located at the heart of The Cape Winelands, offering you the ability to take in all the Cape has to offer right from one local, Auberge Rozendal – Beaches, Championship Golf, Scenic Drives, the West Coast, Botanical Gardens, Parks, Nature Reserves, Whales, Penguins, Bird- & Wildlife, Cape Town, Designer Shopping, V&A Waterfront, Casinos, Wine & Brandy Tasting, Native Markets, Museums, Cultural Events & Festivals, and much much more! We are also just a short easy drive to/from Cape Town International Airport.<br /> <br /> ]]> Agapanthus Holiday Home http://accommodation.bookingsouthafrica.com/listing-agapanthus-holiday-home-220.html MjIwLTIwMTEtMDgtMDEgMDY6Mjk6MTg= Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:10:56 -0500 <span class="field_caption"></span>:&nbsp;Agapanthus Holiday Home, situated in the beautiful Brenton-On-Sea Knysna is a relaxing space that will help you and your loved ones to break away from the stresses of daily living.<br /> <br /> Ideal for couples and families, the close proximity of the beach, walks along the charming Fisherman's Walkway, cooling drinks on the patio or just a warm snuggle-up in bed on a cool day, will all help to bring you to that much needed place of rest.<br /> <br /> This self-catering home features three bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en-suite) sleeping six people. The open plan kitchen-dining-sitting room area opens out onto a deck with pleasant ocean views. The unique decor fills the interior with a fun-filled, "we're at the sea" atmosphere.<br /> <br /> The bird filled indigenous garden has also regular visits by bushbuck and guinea fowls.<br /> <br /> Agapanthus is a short scenic drive from the popular, trendy town of Knysna and numerous other places of interest and great beauty.<br /> <br /> Come and enjoy this gift of nature!<br /> <br /> At Agapanthus you will find a place that you can truly call your own holiday home!!<br /> ]]>