The Oyster Box | Umhlanga
Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the historical Umhlanga lighthouse, The Oyster Box has long been one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels. This 86-room hotel is renowned for its generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine. The elegant rooms, decorated with antiques, feature private balconies (many with sea views), flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and fresh fruit and flowers. Suites add separate lounges; some have private plunge pools. There's a complimentary buffet breakfast, a fine-dining restaurant and multiple eateries/bars. Other amenities include a spa with a hammam, an oceanfront outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre. There's also a 24-seat cinema and a kids' activity programme.
Beautifully designed garden-facing Loft Rooms are available as stand-alone accommodation, or in combination with a Superior Garden Villa. Each room is individually and superbly decorated with magnificent 4 poster king size beds and ample space for guests to feel at home in legendary luxury.
Our elegant Classic Rooms all overlook the hotel's lush and tranquil gardens for a peaceful view into what can only be described as the hotel’s private oasis.
Each one of our Classic Sea Facing Rooms has a balcony that overlooks Umhlanga's iconic lighthouse and the breathtaking coastline.
Luxury Sea Facing Rooms, each with a balcony that opens onto views of Umhlanga’s iconic lighthouse and breathtaking coastline. All rooms include a bathroom with double vanities and a spacious separate shower.
Our beautifully appointed Cabanas, situated on the lower ground level with individual terraces, offer exceptional views of the water’s edge. Within these lovely cabanas guests can enjoy sleeping peacefully on luxurious king size four poster beds.
Enjoying magnificent views of the Indian Ocean, individually decorated Sea Facing Suites offer the space and comfort of a luxurious bedroom with a stylishly decorated separate lounge area.
Located on the lower ground level with private plunge pools and terraces Deluxe Suites provide guests with luxurious bedrooms and separate lounge areas – a perfect configuration for a perfect stay.
At The Oyster Box an incredible level of care and consideration has been put into providing exceptional levels of comfort for families. With this in mind we are pleased to offer five private Family rooms, each with a master bedroom along with an additional second bedroom (four with bunk beds and one loft with two single beds) for the smaller members of the family.
Set in the lush surroundings of the hotel gardens these charming villas each enjoy the luxury of a private plunge pool, relaxing terrace, private lounge and bar, and an opulent bathroom. If guests wish, these villas can be converted into a 2 bed-roomed villa simply by reserving one of the Garden Villa Lofts.Set in the lush surroundings of the hotel gardens these charming villas each enjoy the luxury of a private plunge pool, relaxing terrace, private lounge and bar, and an opulent bathroom. If guests wish, these villas can be converted into a 2 bed-roomed villa simply by reserving one of the Garden Villa Lofts.
Split over two levels with a private lift the Suite offers guests the joy of a grand master bedroom with its own calm, exceptionally comfortable seating area and an intimate personal study. Two lavish marble bathrooms - his and hers - with hers offering unsurpassed sea views for luxury and tranquility beyond compare. And of course, there is the magnificent private rim-flow swimming pool, a tastefully tailored private lounge, a gracious dining room with seating for 8 guests with a private bar and a well-equipped kitchen for intimate in-suite dining. And for that even greater feeling of space, the Suite offers an additional bedroom.
24-hour Security, Bar, Business Centre, Conference Centre, Disability Services, Gym, Internet Access, Kiddies Club, Library, Malaria Free, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa
Air Conditioning, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Disabled Rooms, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Heated Towel Rails, Heater, Internet, Mini Bar, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Television, Verandah
Airport Shuttle, Babysitting Service, Chauffer Service, Credit Card, Foreign Exchange, Laundry Service, Room Service, Room Service (24 hours)
If you’re a foodie looking for something a little ‘out of the ordinary’, need a unique event menu, or are keen to impress somebody special - then don’t miss the opportunity to take a front row seat with Executive Chef Kevin Joseph and his ace Team, for an extraordinary dining experience at The Chef’s Table in The Kitchen at The Oyster Box.
Your evening begins in the elegant Oyster Bar with pre-dinner drinks and live music from our resident musician, before being taken ‘behind the scenes’ where your culinary journey begins, with a tour of the working kitchen and your amuse bouche of Champagne and Canapes.
As the drama of this busy kitchen in ‘full service’ mode unfolds, watch as the Chefs prepare a delicious 5-course paired menu before your eyes. The Chef’s Table is available for groups of between six and 10 guests, from from Monday to Sunday for Dinner only.
Direct beach access to a swimming beach
Children between the ages of four and 12 years, have access to the supervised Holiday Club during their stay. .
Other vacation activities include story-telling, face painting, art and craft activities, pizza-making and movie screenings. Special programmes are offered during peak periods such as school holidays, Easter, Christmas and New Year.
The Holiday Club is open daily from 10h00 to 19h00
For a more intimate dining experience, the Wine Cellar, with its glass ceiling, is sunken just below the Oyster Bar and is unique for dinner parties, corporate functions, tastings or special events and offers a Chef’s Table for up to 10 guests.
Bespoke menus are created for every occasion and the resident Sommelier will present a selection of wines from the Diners Club Diamond award-winning wine list, which boasts the finest selection of South African and international vintages.
An intimate, 24-seater cinema/screening room is available to hotel guests. Each month a new schedule is set, running a new movie five times a day (10h00, 14h00, 18h00, 20h00 and 22h00).
24 hour access
We are dedicated to restoring beauty and balance through individual treatments and spa journeys, personalised for each of our guests by exceptionally skilled therapists. Our commitment to wellbeing focuses on holistic principles, combining ancient wisdom and modern expertise.
The Spa at The Oyster Box uses a variety of internationally-recognised treatment products as well as its own exclusive, signature range of all natural, body-care products and professional spa treatments B|Africa. This deluxe range combines indigenous African plant extracts and the natural goodness of West Coast Atlantic sea-salts.
B| Africa uses sustainable harvesting practices on renewable indigenous species, such as oil from the baobab tree, marula oil, avocado butter, honey, rooibos, Mongongo nut and Ximenia kernel oil. In addition, the range includes carefully-crafted B|Africa Spa treatment packages.
Our state of the art, 24 hour complimentary Business Centre, located on the first floor adjacent to the cinema, is available to all hotel guests. There are two desks, each with a computer, printer and a refreshment station offering thoughtful details such as dried fruit and mineral water, as well as tea and coffee on request. The Business Centre offers complimentary internet and the entire hotel has complimentary wireless Internet if you prefer to work from your room. The Business Centre also has a fax, black and white photocopier and secretarial services as available on request. Shipping and packaging, laminating and binding can be arranged directly with our concierge deck at an additional cost.
The legendary Grill Room has been renowned for its fine dining and outstanding cuisine for almost 70 years.
The menu is an inspired combination of classic favourites, created by Bea Tollman, president and founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, the restaurant’s Signature Dishes and contemporary creations, inspired by current global trends.
Classic Grill Room touches include the authentic Gueridon service, where food is prepared and presented at the individual diner’s table and the Classic 1920’s Hors d’ Oeuvres Trolley, with an extensive range of 18 ‘old world’ appetizers.
The beautiful Ocean Terrace restaurant, with gorgeous views across the Indian Ocean, serves a Bistro-style menu and is perfect for casual, al fresco and family dining. With something to suit every palate favourite dishes include freshly baked pizzas from the wood-fire pizza oven, sustainably sourced seafood and a host of perennial favourites such as fish and chips. The Ocean Terrace also serves a delicious English Breakfast daily, as well as an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner.
Also on offer in the Ocean Terrace, the incredible Curry Buffet, including authentic Tandoori Chicken, continues to attract fans from far and wide. Using delicate hand-blended combinations of spices and fresh herbs, the extensive selection of Curries includes, meat, fish and vegetarian option - making each curry a masterpiece!
The Ocean Terrace is also the perfect backdrop for a relaxed sundowner overlooking the rim flow pool and sea.
Inspired by The Oyster Box’s original, colonial architecture with four magnificent tole and ceramic chandeliers purchased from the Savoy Hotel in London, natural sunlight and towering Palms, The Palm Court is the venue for the legendary High Tea each afternoon. It’s also a favourite meeting spot for casual dining and the ideal place to enjoy the Evening Indulgence treat.
High Tea is a lengthy, leisurely affair with live piano music a welcome addition to the occasion. All pastries and baked goods are prepared on the property by executive pastry chef, Joanita Venter and her team. The high tea table is a visual and taste spectacle of sumptuous treats, with everything from freshly baked scones, pastries, quiches and cakes, to finger sandwiches and savouries.
Richly inviting with its dark wooden panels and details in leather, crimson and gold, the Lighthouse Bar has a large terrace for spectacular views of the iconic lighthouse and the Indian Ocean. With live music, delicious light snack meals and exotic cocktails, this is the hottest bar in KwaZulu-Natal.
Overlooking the infinity pool and Indian Ocean, the stylish Oyster Bar specialises in Champagne and Oysters, freshly harvested from our own Oyster beds and also offers a light menu, delicious cocktails and live music.
This authentic old world bar is full of charm and character. It has remained a firm favourite with the locals for over 40 years, serving delicious hearty snacks and the finest selection of whiskeys, beers and cigars.
Bed and Breakfast
1x Double Room
Spoken Languages: Afrikaans, English, Zulu
No. Rooms: 86
Special Interests: Beach / Coastal, Birding, Fishing, Golf, Gourmet, History & Culture, Leisure, Relaxation, Shopping, Watersports, Wine
Amakhala Bukela Game Lodge | Amakhala Game Reserve
Bukela Game Lodge is a romantic and secluded safari destination tucked away into indigenous trees and bushes at the top of a hidden valley. This tranquil spot is definitely the perfect setting for an intimate game reserve experience.
Connected by a wooden walkway, Bukela’s thatched Suites and Luxury Safari Tents offer a remarkable private nature experience. Savour a crisp glass of wine in your sun-soaked spa bath. Indulge in sumptuous high teas, private candlelit dinners or exciting fireside boma dinners under African stars. And as you fall asleep, hear the silence broken by the unmistakeable sounds of elephant and buffalo making their stately progress through the unfenced camp.
- King size bed
- Mini bar
- Lounge area
- Indoor Fireplace
- Inside and outside shower
- Tea and coffee station
Double / Twin Suite:
- King size bed or Twin beds
- Mini bar
- Lounge area
- Indoor Fireplace
- Inside and outside shower
- Tea and coffee station
Double / Twin Safari Tent:
- King size bed or Twin beds
- Indoor Fireplace
- Viewing Deck
- Mini bar
- Electric blankets
- Inside and outside shower
- Tea and coffee station
Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Malaria Free, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa
Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fireplace, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Heater, Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Underfloor Heating, Verandah
Airport Shuttle (Available), Credit Card
Become part of Africa as you experience our Big 5 Safari Adventure on malaria free Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa..
Included in your stay are morning and evening game drives leaving from your lodge. You will be guided by informative, professional rangers through Amakhala Game Reserve in open Land Rovers. Here you can return to nature and explore the abundant wildlife, the diverse vegetation and the dramatic landscape of the Eastern Cape.
*Due to the water level of the river the boat is not operational*
A nice alternative during lengthy stays on the Amakhala Game Reserve is our river cruise. The boat meanders down the Bushman’s river, beaming with incredible bird and plant life. The cruise is between 30 to 40 minutes to be enjoyed at your leisure with mouth-watering snacks and ice cold beverages. Perfect way to spend your day during the warm weather. All river cruises are made by prior arrangement.
Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
1x Double Room
Spoken Languages: Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu
No. Rooms: 14
Special Interests: Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Flora, Gourmet, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife
The Plettenberg | Plettenberg Bay
The Plettenberg – situated on a rocky headland in one of South Africa's most spectacular beach towns – is the ultimate escape. This property, with 35 individually decorated rooms and suites, showcases the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa with views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden beach. The Plettenberg is situated in the heart of Plettenberg Bay, along the adventure–rich Garden Route which is world–renowned for its excellent selection of outdoor activities. From regular dolphin and whale sightings to bungee jumping, treetop canopy tours and other more daring pursuits in the surrounding countryside, The Plettenberg is the ideal place to relax and unwind, recharge and reinvigorate.
An elegant choice at The Plettenberg, the Double Rooms are individually decorated and offer a spacious bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Air-conditioning and under-floor heating throughout the rooms ensure ultimate comfort for guests. Maximum two people per room. Each Double Room ranges in size between 30-45m2.
Each with their own sitting area, bedroom with en-suite bathroom, as well as air-conditioning and under-floor heating throughout, the Luxury Double Rooms are individually decorated to reflect the marine environment surrounding the hotel.
Views over the immaculate gardens at The Plettenberg vary between each luxury double room. Maximum two people per room. Amenities in the Luxury Double Rooms, which range in size from 35-70m2.
Overlooking the gorgeous Plettenberg Bay and surrounding ocean, the six Luxury Double Rooms with Sea View each offer their own perspective of the area.
Each room is as unique as its view, with a sophisticated individual decor scheme and offering the ultimate in comfort with a sitting area, walk-in showers, and air-conditioning and under-floor heating throughout.
Guests can enjoy the gorgeous hues of sunset here from their private step-out balconies, and get a closer view when pods of whales or dolphins move in towards the bay.
The Luxury Double Rooms with Sea View range in size from 38-54m2. Maximum two people per room.
With tasteful decor inspired by the surrounding views of Plettenberg Bay, the five Suites each offer an individual palette for guests to enjoy.
A separate lounge area, bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and air-conditioning and under-floor heating throughout offer luxury and comfort for guests, allowing them to relax and enjoy the hotel and service.
Suites range in size between 48-70m2. Maximum two people per room.
With seven individually decorated Premier Suites from which to choose at The Plettenberg, guests are sure to enjoy all the variations of these rooms. Each Premier Suite offers a view over the surrounding area which can be enjoyed from a private step-out balcony opening up through French doors.
Each spacious Premier Suite offers separate lounge, satellite TV, and bedroom with en-suite bathroom. There is air-conditioning and under-floor heating throughout.
Premier Suites range in size between 50-78m2. Maximum two people per room.
With a spacious deck overlooking both the beach and surrounding mountains of Plettenberg Bay, The Beach House is ideal for enjoying the views in an exclusive space with five-star service.
Guests of The Beach House will have easy access to The Plettenberg’s hotel facilities in the adjacent buildings, while still relishing the privacy this accommodation option offers.
Two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms lead off a large sitting room with fireplace, a dining room and a small service kitchen. Included are a private swimming pool, flat-screen televisions and DVD players, satellite TV channels, and Wi-Fi.
The Beach House offers 150m2 of space. Rates at The Beach House start at R 16 765.00 per unit.
Overlooking the scenic Plettenberg Bay, guests of The Lookout Villa can expect to be spoilt in one of the most exclusive addresses in the area. Pods of whales and dolphins, darting seagulls and ocean views can all be enjoyed from this special accommodation option at The Plettenberg.
This 190m2, three-bedroom villa is an ideal option for families, with its open-plan lounge and dining area. A well-stocked galley kitchen, private swimming pool and garden, as well as flat-screen televisions and DVD players, satellite TV channels and Wi-Fi throughout, are all standard here. All of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms.
Maximum two people per room. Rates for The Lookout Villa start at R 20 350.00 per unit.
24-hour Security, Bar, Business Centre, Conference Centre, Gym (nearby), Library, Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa
Air Conditioning, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Heated Towel Rails, Heater, Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Television, Underfloor Heating, Verandah
Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Foreign Exchange, Room Service, Room Service (24 hours), Travel Desk
The ultimate seaside getaway, Plettenberg Bay offers a multitude of varied and unique experiences for all ages. It’s a destination with a year-round temperate climate, beautiful beaches and unrivalled scenery – it’s also a destination that has a culture of conservation, living history, and annual events and festivals, as well as a flourishing creative community.
The Plettenberg is located within walking distance of the Lookout Art Gallery. Established in 1974, its collection of art (from ceramics to paintings) focuses on the Southern Cape and South Africa. Also, get to the heart of Plett’s art community at Old Nick Village, a network of restored heritage buildings set in lush, indigenous gardens and housing resident fine artists and master craftsmen. Find local design, entertainment and so much more.
Another interesting creative cultural excursion is to Global Village, a quaint shopping village filled with arts and crafts purveyors to discover. The whole family will love it.
Speaking of family-friendly options, visitors will also enjoy Adventure Land in Harkerville, with activities ranging from waterslides to quad bikes. Another must-visit is the Plett Puzzle Park, with its life-size 3D maze, the forest puzzle walk that meanders through the natural forest, and a rope maze for the kids.
Plettenberg Bay’s rich eco-systems support many kinds of creatures, big and small, and as such, there is a sharp focus on conservation. There are a number of parks that offer one-of-a-kind encounters with wildlife.
One of the most famous is Monkeyland, a sanctuary for various species of free-roaming monkey; visitors can join them in the forest on a “monkey safari”. Located next door is Birds of Eden, which is said to be the largest free-flight aviary in the world. Think indigenous forest with waterfalls and elevated walkways. At the Elephant Sanctuary visitors can touch, feed, walk as well as ride African elephants. There are many such experiences, and some include birds of prey, snakes, wolves and more.
With its beautiful backdrop and efficient infrastructure, Plettenberg Bay hosts many annual festivals and events; look out for regular concerts, too. Some of the highlights on the calendar include the Tour de Plett, the Whale Rally, the Plett Fringe Festival and, most recently, the Plett Food Film Festival.
Plettenberg Bay, tucked neatly into the Garden Route, boasts golden beaches, a rugged peninsula and dense green forests. There’s so much to see and discover that is rich with adventure, experience and spectacular sightseeing.
Are you looking for a relaxing seaside getaway? The Plettenberg, perched on a rocky headland overlooking endless views of ocean, mountain and beaches, offers the ultimate base from which to explore the variety of outdoor activities.
Plettenberg Bay boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in South Africa, where activities such as surfing, kayaking and skimboarding are popular. Plett is said to have the second-most temperate climate in the world (after Hawaii) and its beaches can be visited year-round, with some just a short walk from the hotel’s doorstep.
Travellers can head to the beach from The Plettenberg, down a path fragrant with fynbos and with a beautiful view of the ocean. Located nearby is Lookout Beach: perfect for families, the little ones can splash in the lagoon and build sandcastles on the shore. There are plenty of activities for all ages too, including kayaking on the lagoon or surfing in the sea.
A popular swimming beach, Robberg 5 is also known for bodyboarding and surfing. For a long walk along a stretch of pristine coastline, Keurboomstrand is just the ticket (surfers love this beach, too).
Those simply wanting to relax on the shore can enjoy land-based whale watching (in season), or spy dolphins playing in the surf.
A must-visit place is the Robberg Nature Reserve. Immerse yourself in the wild natural beauty of its beach, which stretches for kilometres between the Robberg Peninsula and Beacon Island. Or if you like things a bit busier, head to Central beach for a slice of Plett life; very popular for surfing, it’s also the launch site for marine safaris, dive charters and ocean kayaking tours.
Along the Garden Route, visitors will find a large variety of adventure sports, from horse riding to bungee jumping.
For a bird’s eye view, the Bloukrans bungee jump is the world’s highest commercial bridge jump (216m) and is set amid the beauty of the Tsitsikamma Forest. Skydive in Plett for what is said to be “the most scenic drop zone in the world”. And keep things sky high with a Tsitsikamma canopy tour, where participants follow a course 30m above the forest floor.
Those who like to stay closer to the ground will enjoy the Outeniqua biking trails, self-guided trails in the Harkerville coastal forests and marine reserve.
Another must-see site is Groot Boom in the Tsitsikamma National Park (a diverse and beautiful reserve encompassing five eco-systems, with many activities and hiking trails). The “Big Tree” is an Outeniqua yellowwood, native to the montane forests of Southern Africa; it is estimated to be between 600 and 1 000 years old, and is said to be South Africa’s oldest yellowwood.
Golf is also very popular along the Garden Route, which was named the 2014 Golf Destination of the Year for Africa and the Gulf States. Practice your swing at a number of beautiful golf courses, amid stunning natural scenery.
Situated in the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay (20 minutes from Knysna), Ocean Blue Adventure offers a rare and powerful experience through permitted boat based whale watching & dolphin encounters. We also offer an “at one with the ocean” kayaking tour, and township tours. All tours are guided with expert crew and tour operators who are internationally qualified. Call us today for a booking or more advice. Ocean Blue is a licensed SABBWWA permit holder, which enables us to approach whales from 50 metres instead of 300 metres. Should the whales approach our vessel we do not have to move away. The guests therefore get an up close experience with these majestic mammals in the bay.
Summer = Dolphin Season
In summer you have a great chance to see the rare Humpback Dolphins found in only certain areas of the South African coastline! You will also see Bottlenose Dolphins and Common Dolphins… We will also take you to the Robberg Seal Colony where you will see around 5,000 seals in their natural environment.
Winter = Whale Season
In winter you have a very high likelihood of seeing Southern Right and Humpback whales. Our tours include the Robberg Seal Colony (home to +- 5000 seals) and other marine life of the day.
Go scuba diving or take diving courses and charters around Plettenberg Bay.
There's scuba diving for all levels of experience (including kids) on Plettenberg Bay's coral reefs. Seal dives, night dives and shore dives, inside and outside the Bay, will bring you mask to nose with over 100 species of fish. If you're lucky, you may even find yourself among a pod of dolphins.
Shore dives on offer include Redbait Reef, known as the Bay’s ‘house reef’, which is great for beginners or the less-experienced diver. It’s easily accessible from the beach and its plentiful natural light is a boon to the underwater photographer.
Buy a cheap disposable underwater camera if you’ve never tried this before and snap up reef fish, cuttlefish, sharks, sea urchins, anemones and squishy sponges.
You’ll need to swim a short way to reach Shallow Blinders, a 3-pinnacled coral reef that nurtures dozens of fish. Check out ragged-tooth, pyjama and leopard sharks plus rays, octopus, cuttlefish and boxfish.
Swim a bit further out to Blinders Reef where the Wall awaits you: a technicolour dream of soft coral and its many denizens, including orange wall sponges, blue choirboys, strawberry anemones and, everywhere you look, multi-coloured coral.
If you’re a fisherman, take your rod out to sea and hope for blacktail, red roman, yellowbelly rock cod or the extremely tasty galjoen.
Experience the Keurbooms River Nature Reserve, sit back and relax with an ice cold beverage and let your eyes and mind be, titillated with majestic scenery as you slip along shimmering waters cascading with dense pristine forest lining your meandering journey. Let your ears be alighted to the mighty sounds of our natural orchestra of bird calls amplified by our amp theatre of gorges.
This is a reality for Keurbooms River Ferries and our guests who take this journey with us.
This awe inspiring journey is only a bird call away from Plettenberg Bay and a stone throw away from the Knysna Waterfront in the Garden Route, Western Cape. The boats depart every day, each journey is two and a half hours of pure pleasure for people of all ages, including those of us who are physically challenged.
We can accommodate large groups or should you wish to have a private experience you may charter one of our vessels.
This forest and gorge experience is only accessible via the pristine Keurbooms River Estuary so join us on a memorable journey and come and feel a part of what is left of a once mighty Knysna Forests.
The Bloukrans Bungy is the worlds highest commercial bungy bridge. It is also the highest commercial natural bungy jump in the World. We have had a number of world records associated with Bloukrans. In 2003, Bloukrans bungy was recognised as the worlds highest commercial bungy jump. In 2008 we were part of two more world records. Veronica Dean performed 19 bungy jumps in one hour and Bill Boshoff performed 101 jumps in a 24 hour period. Bill's world record was subsequently surpassed but in 2011 we facillitated Scott Hunty to regain the world record with 107 jumps in the 24 hour period.
The Bloukrans Bridge is 216 meters (709 feet) above the Bloukrans River. Our bungy jump operations is open 365 days of the year during all weather conditions (except gale force winds)
Our primary focus is on maintaining the highest quality safety standards on our operations so that bungy jumping can be experienced and enjoyed by all. All our operations are covered by comprehensive public liability.
We are pleased to announce our online store is now live.....We recommend that you pre book any jumps no less than 48 hrs in advance– particularly if it is a group booking. This will enable us to plan our day more effectively and to process your jumps/jumpers more timeously.
The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour© is a unique eco-wilderness adventure that takes place in the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest.
The first of its kind in Africa, the canopy tour involves traversing from one platform to another along a steel cable suspended up to 30 meters above the forest floor...
Most platforms are located in giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees. The scenery and bird life is spectacular and professional guides provide interesting facts about the forest ecology during the 2½ to 3 hours.
The concept of guiding people through the upper canopy of a rainforest originated in Costa Rica, where adventurous biologists devised new methods for accessing the forest canopy in order to conduct research on the undiscovered canopy ecosystem. The idea soon developed into a breathtaking form of eco-tourism which allowed people to enter and experience a previously inaccessible natural environment.
Construction of the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour© has been done in accordance with strict civil engineering standards. The system was designed and created by an adventurous civil engineer who constructed a similar canopy tour in Costa Rica. Concept to completion took fourteen and a half months.
The tour begins with a detailed safety briefing followed by a 'kitting up' session where full body harness, pulleys and climbing equipment is issued and checked. A short drive into the Tsitsikamma forest and it is time to monkey around!
From the start on the launch platform a new world unfolds as one gently glides on a steel cable to the first tree platform. All groups are escorted through the forest canopy by a lead guide and a follow guide to ensure your safety as you slide from tree to tree. The platforms, built high up in the giant Outeniqua Yellowwoods, provide an unbelievable view of this enchanting new world - any fear of heights is soon lost as you gather in your new surroundings.
Spend a couple of minutes relaxing while your guides enthusiastically explain the ecology of the forest - pointing out different trees and the magnificent giant ferns way below. The bird life is incredible. Knysna Loeries, sightings of the elusive Narina Trogon and the Vervet monkey are not uncommon.
The Tsistikamma Canopy Tour© consists of 10 platforms and 10 'fufi' slides, the longest of which is 100m! About three hours later you exit the forest, having undertaken the journey of a lifetime. You have contributed to the creation of new jobs and are helping the forest regeneration project.
The Garden Route is home to some of the most extraordinary mountain biking in the counrty. From the lush forests and sweet tasting streams to the spectacular heights of the Outeniqua Mountains this area has it all. It is our intension to show these enjoyable trails in a safe comfortable way.
Our trails are suitable for all people with a moderate level of fitness. Persons with doubts as to their physical capabilities are recommended to consult their physicians and call us before participating.
Rider safety is of the utmost importance on all our trips. Mountain biking is a hazardous sport, and all our trips encompass a variety of terrain and riding conditions. If a section looks to difficult, don't hesitate to walk it. The guides will always be on hand to assist. Helmets are a necessity, these can be bought or rented from us. All guides carry a first aid kit.
Outeniqua Biking Trails take low impact riding and camping seriously, and encourage all riders to do the same. We feel this is necessary to ensure future enjoyment of our remaining forests.
Monkeyland opened its doors to the public on the 6th of April 1998. Our unique primate sanctuary is currently the top eco-tourism attraction on the Garden Route and for very sound and sunny reasons. Monkeyland has captured the hearts of visitors in its efforts to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates. The sanctuary is exceptional as it caters for several species of primateswho are not caged. They are free to move about the forest and this they do most harmoniously.
At Monkeyland, the emphasis on searching for the primates, and the reward is to see the various species as they are meant to be: free and in a natural habitat. The transfer of information about these fascinating creatures enhances your visit to the sanctuary during a safari. The safaris are conducted by multi-lingual game rangers and are fun, exciting and educational. Our guests leave our sanctuary with a greater understanding of the primates of the world and the threats they are facing.
On the guided safaris you can expect to see a variety of primates, ranging from the Gibbons of Asia to the Lemurs of Madagascar. The knowledgeable rangers will tell you all about these fascinating mammals as you encounter them roaming free in the forest. They also point out, identify and explain the many wonders of life in the forest, from the rich diversity of bird life to the intricate workings of the forest itself.
Monkeyland provides the primates who live here with a stable environment, one with permanence and where there is definitely no exploitation. At Monkeyland, care exceeds the regulations regarding animal welfare. Monkeyland is, most importantly, a place where primates are rehabilitated both physically and emotionally. We strive to achieve an effective balance between conservation and economic reality. It is therefore tourism driven and totally sustainable. A monkey safari is much more than just an unforgettable forest adventure; it is the vehicle that allows you to become part of our rehabilitation process.
It is because of sanctuaries such as Monkeyland which go beyond idealism, and who strive to do something positive, that we can look forward to a more optimistic future.
Birds of Eden, is the Garden Route's very own world class free flight bird sanctuary.
The unique two hectare dome (the World’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. The sanctuary has its own mysterious ruin, which incorporates a walk-behind waterfall. Another feature is its amphitheatre, which has the ability to seat over 200 visitors.
Like Monkeyland, the popular primate sanctuary next-door, Birds of Eden boasts its own canopy walk, while shorter than the 128m bridge at Monkeyland, it hangs above the clouds. The decision to develop Birds of Eden stems from the need to create a safe environment in which to release a large collection of free-flight African birds, miniature monkeys and the sanctuary also enables bird owners to apply to release their pet birds into the sanctuary, after undergoing rehabilitation.
Birds of Eden opened to the public on the 15th of December 2005.
Elephant Sanctuary, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, has African elephants and offers an interactive elephant experience and elephant back riding. We offer hands-on educational elephant interactions. This provides our guests with a far more intimate experience with the elephants. Our dedicated staff is committed to the use of positive reinforcement elephant training methods and as a result we have relaxed elephants who enjoy interacting with our guests.
Elephant Tour Overview:
Guests are guided on foot through The Elephant Sanctuary. Guides will provide in-depth information and insight into African elephants. You will be introduced to our elephants in the forest area, and here you will be able to touch and interact with the elephants. You will see the special relationship that the elephant handlers share with their elephants and become a part of it. Walk trunk-in-hand with the elephants. See the stables where the elephants sleep at night. Guests learn about elephant anatomy and are able to feed them. On some hot or rainy days you may see the elephants swimming. Enjoy a drink and visit our curio shop. Remember to wear flat walking shoes, sun hats and bring your camera. Brushing the elephants down is offered on the Elephant Brush down Experience Tour which starts at 07h30 and 15h30. Elephant Back Riding is a stand-alone activity or an optional extra. We offer various tours depending on the duration and intensity of experience you desire. The different tours are listed below with summaries as to what to expect and the rates.
Elephant Back Riding:
Riding is an opportunity to experience elephants from a different perspective. It is not a safari experience. (Only for the fit and adventurous). Wear jeans or long pants. Guests may choose Elephant Back Riding without doing an Elephant tour or they may add it onto any of the Elephant tours. Children must be 8 years+ in order to ride elephants. The Elephant Ride is bareback and is only for a short duration of approx 10-15 minutes.
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary offers hourly informative, interactive tours for any ages with over 100 snakes and other reptiles to see. Open daily 9am – 5pm. We cater for the snake phobic to the snake lover.
Join us for a one hour guided tour consisting of an indigenous snake pit, various outdoor exhibits, a large dome housing South African and exotic snakes, following by enormous pythons, monitor lizards and crocodiles. For the tour, be sure to bring a camera and comfortable walking shoes.
Enjoy a forest walk, tranquil picnic spots and interacting with our various other creatures. For the less adventurous, relax at the tea room or explore the curio shop.
RADICAL RAPTORS is a rehabilitation centre that aims at community awareness and the rescue, rehabilitation and release of birds of prey.
The centre opened at the Heath in Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route on the 6th December 2008. Radical raptors operate directly under the rules & regulations laid down by Cape Nature Conservation.
RADICAL RAPTORS strives to provide on site facilities for the treatment of injured birds of prey and suitable secure housing for birds undergoing treatment.
Proven falconry techniques are used throughout the rehabilitation process to ensure the birds are exercised and cared for in the optimal way.
The release process involves intensively training the raptor to ensure that it is fit and able to hunt for itself. Prior to release, the bird is thoroughly examined, weighed and measured and all data is recorded.
Hand raised raptors are classified as human imprints having identified themselves as humans. Human imprints will not breed naturally and therefore are not releasable candidates. They will claim territories yet not produce offspring. RADICAL RAPTORS utilizes human imprints and birds with permanent injuries as ambassadors in our education and eco-tourism programmes.
Looking for a beautiful piece of South African art? Then stop off at the Lookout Art Gallery which has been in Plettenberg Bay since 1974. You will find a collection of original artworks that is representative of the Southern Cape.
Come and see some of the best contemporary South African art which include a variety of media - ceramics, sculpture, glasswork and paintings.
Feel free to browse and if one or more of the paintings take your fancy you will be pleased to know that the gallery is able to pack and ship the works all over the world. Some of the artist housed at the gallery are Sue Kemp, Sam Nhlengethwa, Roelof Rossow, Ruth Squibb, Myfanwy Bekker and Paddy Starling to name but a few.
Old Nick Village in Plettenberg Bay is a landmark shopping destination on the Garden Route, featuring an eclectic collection of shops owned by creative manufacturers, designers and curators, Old Nick Village is so much more than a shopping centre it’s a truly sensory experience for the whole family as well as the discerning buyer. Originally built way back in 1880, Old Nick Village has a long and rich trading history, find out more here.
Every Wednesday we host the Mid Week Market where you can find homegrown fruit and vegetables, ethically farmed meat and dairy as well as other local, natural and homemade products.
Old Nick Village boasts a carefully selected mix of merchants who are all creative manufacturers in their own right. Each shop has its own individual signature enhancing your shopping experience and most supply their goods to the wholesale market.
Enter a world of ambient tranquility where an abundant collection of paraphernalia awaits your undisturbed exploration. All merchandise is personally selected by globetrotting owners, Ken and Cath Heyns.
Global Village is open every day of the year from 9am to 5pm, including weekends and Easter weekend. Closed on Christmas day.
Live life to the full! Experience free-fall over one of the most scenic drop zones in the world. Start the experience with a short briefing. Then enjoy a 20 minute plane flight to 10,000 feet, over the Knysna forests and Plettenberg Bay coastline. Now the leisurely, scenic plane flight stops and the adrenaline starts to pump as you exit the plane with your Tandem Master and experience the rush of a 35 second free fall at 200KPH!
Once the canopy opens, your instructor will glide you down for a safe landing.
Learn to surf with professional instructors and experience the local surf culture.
Plettenberg Bay is one of the most beautiful surfing destinations on the Garden Route, with pristine beaches, clean, warm water and moderate swells providing some of the best beach breaks when travelling on the Garden Route.
Horse trails with experienced guides for beginners to experienced riders ride through scenic meadows of indigenous fynbos
The indoor dining section offers beautiful views of the pool and ocean, while the outdoor terrace is perfect for alfresco dinners, with mesmerising ocean vistas – especially at sunset.
True to its name, the restaurant is renowned for its ocean bounty, drawing inspiration from the rich marine life that can be found in Plettenberg Bay. The kitchen team, headed up by Executive Chef Kaylinn Shabalala, prepares innovative, sustainable seafood dishes, together with a wide selection of meats and vegetables. Working closely with local suppliers, ingredients are always seasonal and kept at a superb level of quality.
Created by Kaylinn to reflect a taste of the bay, signature dishes at SeaFood include Blackened Tuna Tataki and Mossel Bay Sole, while carnivores can tuck into Grass-Fed Beef Fillet and Laingsburg Lamb – with a carefully curated wine list completing the culinary experience. The relaxed Café Menu offers hearty dishes such as ‘Proper Fish & Chips’, Charcuterie Platters and the PlettenBurger, and guests may also book ahead to enjoy High Tea at the restaurant.
Breakfast: 07h00 to 10h30
Lunch: 12h00 to 14h30
Dinner: 18h30 to 21h30
Leading off The Sun Lounge of The Plettenberg, The Sandbar is an exquisite, contemporary cocktail bar and lounge frequented by local patrons, as well as South Africans who choose to holiday in Plettenberg Bay.
The glass, white leather, marble and natural oak finishes blend to form a striking design, highlighted by clever lighting. The large photographic panels on the walls offer an outdoor perspective of the Plettenberg Bay area.
Throughout the day, The Sandbar is the perfect meeting spot for drinks and tea, and in the evenings it is ideal for enjoying award-winning South African wines, a variety of champagnes and an array of carefully crafted signature cocktails.
Daily from 11h00 to 23h30
Think savoury bites such as Smoked salmon trout, dill & cream cheese sandwiches, and Monkeygland Glazed beef & red onion mini skewers; and Coconut sesame butter macarons and fruit tartlets as sweet treats – not to forget freshly baked Scones of course.
All are served with the finest selection of teas or coffee, as well as MCC or Champagne on request.
Whether you are celebrating an engagement or baby shower, birthday or bar mitzvah, or a corporate function, we can tailor the event to your needs, and offer the perfect venue for your do – be it at the Bluewing with 180 degrees sea view, our restaurant terrace, or the intimate Summer Lounge.
Price: R 165 per person
includes tea or coffee
(48 hours' notice)
Bed and Breakfast
1x Double Room
Spoken Languages: Afrikaans, English
No. Rooms: 37
Special Interests: Adventure, Beach / Coastal, Birding, Cycling, Fishing, Flora, Golf, Gourmet, Hiking, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Shopping, Sports, Star Gazing, Watersports, Wildlife, Wine
Head Over Hills | Knysna
Head over Hills is a small and exclusive retreat situated on the jagged edge of the famous rocky cliffs of the Knysna Heads and offers the unique and beautiful setting for a breakaway. The situation, accommodation, ambiance and breathtaking views.
The room consists of a King sized bed extra length 180x200 cm, private balcony with deck chairs, ocean view, wireless internet, safe, hairdryer, dressing table, large mirror, DSTV, SMEG bar fridge, Nespresso coffee and tea facilities.
The room consists of a Hastens luxury bed 2000T 180x210 cm, private balcony with sun loungers, ocean view, wireless internet, safe, hairdryer, dressing table, large mirror, DSTV, SMEG bar fridge, Nespresso coffee and tea facilities and a fireplace.
The room consists of 2 single beds, private balcony with deck chairs, ocean view, wireless internet, safe, hairdryer, dressing table, large mirror, DSTV, SMEG bar fridge, Nespresso coffee and tea facilities.
The room consists of a Queen sized bed extra length 160x200 cm, private balcony with deck chairs, lagoon view, wireless internet, safe, hairdryer, dressing table, large mirror, DSTV, SMEG bar fridge, Nespresso coffee and tea facilities.
The room consists of a Hastens luxury bed 2000T 180x210 cm, private balcony with deck chairs, ocean view, wireless internet, safe, hairdryer, dressing table, large mirror, DSTV, SMEG bar fridge, Nespresso coffee and tea facilities.
The room consists of a Queen sized extra length bed 160x200 cm, private balcony with deck chairs, ocean view, wireless internet, safe, hairdryer, dressing table, large mirror, DSTV, SMEG bar fridge, Nespresso coffee and tea facilities.
The room consists of a King sized extra length bed 180x200 cm, private balcony with sun loungers, ocean view, wireless internet, safe, hairdryer, dressing table, large mirror, DSTV, SMEG bar fridge, Nespresso coffee and tea facilities.
The room consists of a Hastens luxury bed 2000T 180x210 cm, private sun deck with sun loungers, ocean view, wireless internet, safe, hairdryer, dressing table, large mirror, DSTV, SMEG bar fridge, Nespresso coffee and tea facilities, sauna & fireplace.
24-hour Security, Bar, Gym (nearby), Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Pool, Restaurant
Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Disabled Rooms, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Hair Dryer, Heated Towel Rails, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Mini Bar (Complimentary), Safe, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Television
Airport Shuttle (Available), Credit Card
Bed and Breakfast
1x Double Room
Spoken Languages: Afrikaans, English
No. Rooms: 8
Special Interests: Cycling, Golf, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wine
Surval Boutique Olive Estate | Oudtshoorn
Situated at the foot of the majestic Swartberg Mountain range (a UNESCO World Heritage site) in the Klein Karoo, Surval Boutique Olive Estate offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the Schoemanshoek Valley. We offer accommodation fit for a king (and his family), with 16 stylish and luxurious rooms, in a serene farm setting, ranging from our cosy and comfortable honeymoon suite, superior and standard rooms to kids friendly family rooms, and single rooms for the single traveller. For the hungry we offer a fine dining experience second to none. Aptly named 'Su Casa' ("your home"), our elegant restaurant offers a fine dining as well as a bistro menu, both inspired by the produce of the local Klein Karoo region, complimented by international flair and a comprehensive wine list, offering only the finest and most highly rated varieties and vintages that South Africa can offer.
This luxurious room is open plan in design and offers a beautiful open Roman bath in front of the king size bed, as well as a seperate shower.Satelite TV (selected) , airconditioning, tea and coffee, Wi-Fi, mini bar, information file and separate entrance
Luxurious, spacious double / twin rooms The en-suite bathroom consists of a bath and separate shower. Satelite TV (selected) , airconditioning, tea and coffee, Wi-fi, mini bar, information file and separate entrance.
Family Unit with two separate rooms; second room (staircase access) Double/twin room. Bathroom consists of bath & shower. Satelite TV (selected) , airconditioning , tea and coffee, Wi-fi, mini bar, information file and separate entrances.
Family Unit with two separate rooms - double/twin room. Sharing bathroom consists of bath & shower. Satelite TV (selected) , airconditioning , tea and coffee, Wi-fi, mini bar, information file and separate entrances.
Family Unit with two separate rooms; second room (staircase access) 3 single beds. Unit has sharing bathroom spa bath & shower. Satelite TV (selected) , airconditioning , tea and coffee, Wi-fi, mini bar, information file, separate entrances with view.
Our single room is a loft room (on the second floor with access via the guest lounge) suitable for one, single guest. This room is tastefully decorated with one single bed and open plan bathroom with shower only.
NO VIEW - spacious room situated close to the lapa and swimming pool area. This tastefully decorated room can be converted into either a twin or double room. The en-suite bathroom consists of a bath and separate shower.
Bar, Barbeque Facilities, Chapel, Conference Centre, Disability Services, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, TV Room
Air Conditioning, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Disabled Rooms, En-Suite, Hair Dryer, Heater, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Safe, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Television, Wheelchair Friendly
Airport Shuttle (Available), Chauffer Service, Credit Card, Room Service
Bed and Breakfast
1x Double Room
Holden Manz Country House | Franschhoek
With guests’ comfort and relaxation as our main priority, the 5 star Holden Manz Country House caters in luxurious style. Offering 5 spacious suites fitted with only the best and most lavish, alongside beautiful views of the rolling lawns, vineyards, upper-Franschhoek Valley and mountains beyond, a sense of tranquil prosperity greets guests on arrival. Our extensive collection of contemporary South African art will calm your soul and re-invigorate your senses. An ample breakfast, incorporating fruits from the orchard and eggs from our flock of vineyard chickens, is cooked to order and served in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings depending upon the weather and time of year. With the Cape Winelands at their doorstep, guests can choose to make use of our knowledgeable staff’s advice on exciting places to visit, explore the area on horseback or choose to stay on the estate and lounge by the pool, meditate at the koi pond, picnic at the river or explore the vineyards and fruit orchards where delightful little monkeys chatter away – the options are endless. Afternoon tea is served in the best English tradition with homemade delicacies, sandwiches, cakes and preserves – a relaxing treat to wrap up a day well spent in the countryside. Even lunch and dinner plans are taken care of for you, as our lauded Franschhoek Kitchen, with its dazzling menu, delicious wines and a standing reservation for all Country House guests, is just moments away. Come change your understanding of true luxury and relaxation at our 5 star Country House – you won’t be disappointed!
Each of our King Suites is equipped with an extra-length king size bed, en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower, air-conditioning, underfloor heating and satellite television. The suites offer great views of the orchard, vineyards, and mountains.
Equipped with king size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower ONLY. This suite also has air-conditioning and under-floor heating and a large balcony with spectacular views of the property, vineyards and mountains as a backdrop.
Bed and Breakfast
1x Double Room
Auberge Provence Guest House | Hermanus
Auberge provence is an intimate retreat set on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the whale watcher's paradise of Walker Bay, designed to reflect tranquil French country style. Built around a romantic central courtyard, boasting a charcoal and travertine pool and bronze sculptures. Enjoy sumptuous breakfasts under a grapevined terrace or on the seafront patio. Cool interiors and rich colours offer a haven of great charm and style. All bedrooms have sea or mountain views and offer every luxury. For a romantic getaway, choose a room with your own plunge pool or the suite with jacuzzi and private lounge. Watch whales breach 100 meters away. Mountain trails, shark cage diving, whale watching, golf, beautiful beaches and wine routes nearby.
Luxury travel to South Africa must include a stay in Hermanus at the Auberge Provence luxury guest house, proud winner of S A Tourism Welcome Award for Bed and Breakfast/Guest House and Country House category.
First floor sea facing with doors leading to private balcony with uninterrupted sea views. Queen size, extra length bed with 100 % percale linen, En-suite bathroom with European slipper bath, shower attachment and double vanities. Complimentary high tea.
First floor sea facing with doors leading to private balcony. Uninterrupted sea views. Queen size, extra length bed with 100 % percale linen, goose down duvet and fur throw. En-suite bathroom with walk in shower and double vanities.Complimentary high tea
Ground floor sea facing with doors leading to patio with gate to cliff path. Uninterrupted sea views. Private courtyard leading out from en-suite bathroom and bedroom with own plunge pool. Kingsize/ twin extra length bed. Bath and shower. High tea.
Double storey suite with king/ twiin beds, bathroom with bath and shower. Private lounge overlooking pool courtyard. Partial sea/ mountain view. Private jacuzzi. Interleading room for families. High tea.
First floor sea facing with doors leading to private balcony with uninterrupted sea views. Queen size, extra length bed with 100 % percale linen, En-suite bathroom with European slipper bath, shower attachment and double vanities.Complimentary high tea.
Gym (nearby), Internet Access, Library, Malaria Free, Meal on Request, Pool, Secure Parking
Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Heated Towel Rails, Internet, Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Private Pool / Jacuzzi, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Television, Underfloor Heating
Airport Shuttle, Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Laundry Service
Bed and Breakfast
1x Double Room
Table Bay Hotel | Cape Town
Set on Cape Town’s historic V&A waterfront this elegant hotel offers 329 fully air-conditioned rooms, all of which feature views of either the ocean or Table Mountain. The rooms have luxurious walk-in cupboards, marble finishes and writing desks and each is equipped with a butler station and an honour bar. Bathrooms have separate showers and baths. Vanities include a personal hairdryer and a full range of internationally acclaimed cosmetics and toiletries. Hotel facilities include an outdoor pool, an exercise room and a day spa. Cosmopolitan, gracious and relaxed, The Table Bay Hotel is the sum of all that is good about Cape Town.
The Table Mountain Suite is the hotel's most luxurious suite with excellent views. It has a king size four poster bed and en-suite bathroom with a large walk in shower and dressing room. A grand entrance hall, living area, dining table for 8 guests, telescope and baby grand piano also feature; as do a guest toilet, equipped kitchen and balcony with sun loungers. Sleeps 2 people 1 bedroom with King size bed 1 bathroom with Separate bath and Separate shower Interleading Includes breakfast
The Lions Head Suite is a one bedroom suite with a King size bed with a walk in closet and en suite bathroom with spa bath and separate shower. Adding extra luxury is a study, dining and lounge area with a gusset toilet and butler kitchen with separate entrance. There is a beautiful view of Lion's Head from the suite and a balcony. Room amenities include air conditioning, safe, telephone, television, hair dryer, internet, mini bar as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Sleeps 2 people 1 bedroom with King size bed 1 bathroom with Separate bath and Separate shower Interleading Includes breakfast
The Signal Hill Suite is a deluxe suite with a king size bed and en-suite bathroom with a large walk in double shower. There is a separate guest toilet, walk in cupboards, separate living room and a dining table for 6 guests. Sleeps 2 people 1 bedroom with King size bed 1 bathroom with Separate bath and Separate shower Interleading Includes breakfast
The Executive Suite is luxury personified. The suite has a king size bed and en-suite bathroom with a walk in shower and dressing room with walk in cupboards. There is also a separate guest toilet, living area and a dining table for 6 guests. Sleeps 2 people 1 bedroom with King size bed 1 bathroom with Separate bath and Separate shower Includes breakfast
The Junior Suite offers exceptional Cape Town views from a spacious, luxurious room. A king size bed and en-suite bathroom complete the room, as does a living area, sleeper couch and dining table.
Sleeps 2 people
1 bedroom with King size bed
1 bathroom with Separate bath and Separate shower
The Luxury King Room offers a king size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a large walk in shower. Walk in cupboards offer ample space for your personal belongings. Relax in the open surroundings with colour satellite TV and air-conditioning. Sleeps 2 people 1 bedroom with King size bed 1 bathroom with Separate bath and Separate shower Interleading Includes breakfast
The Superior Luxury Family Room is a magnificent room with a king size bed and en-suite bathroom. A spacious sitting area, sleeper couch and walk in cupboards complete the grand appeal, along with many other facilities. Sleeps 2 Adults & 2 children 1 bedroom with King size bed 1 bathroom with Separate bath and Separate shower Includes breakfast
The Luxury Twin Room has 2 twin beds and an en-suite bathroom with walk in shower. The room is spacious and well-equipped with ample cupboard space and a colour remote controlled TV with satellite channels. Sleeps 2 people 1 bedroom with Twin bed 1 bathroom with Separate bath and Separate shower Interleading Includes breakfast
The Paraplegic Room is specially designed to accommodate guests comfortably. The room has 2 twin beds and an en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. Specially designed handrails allow for ease of accessibility to all the facilities in the room. Sleeps 2 people 1 bedroom with Twin bed 1 bathroom with Separate bath and Separate shower Includes breakfast
The Superior Luxury Room offers style, space and luxury with a king size bed and en-suite bathroom with walk in shower. Walk in cupboards add to the space; interleading rooms can be arranged on request. Sleeps 2 people 1 bedroom with King size bed 1 bathroom with Separate bath and Separate shower Interleading Includes breakfast
Offering luxury accommodation near Table Mountain, The Table Bay hotel’s Luxury Twin Mountain Rooms are conveniently positioned within easy reach of the Mother City’s famous landmark. Among Cape Town’s hotels overlooking Table Mountain, The Table Bay is the only luxury hotel with direct access to the V&A Waterfront, which means that your twin hotel room is within walking distance of South Africa’s most popular shopping destination.
Sleeps 2 people
Walk-in wardrobe, desk, armchair, flat screen TV, personal electronic safe
Butler station and en-suite bathroom with shower.
24-hour Security, Bar, Business Centre, Conference Centre, Gym, Internet Access, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa
Air Conditioning, Disabled Rooms, Dressing Gowns, Internet, Mini Bar, Safe, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Tea / Coffee
Airport Shuttle, Credit Card, Foreign Exchange, Laundry Service, Room Service, Room Service (24 hours), Travel Desk
Bed and Breakfast
1x Double Room
Spoken Languages: English
No. Rooms: 329
Special Interests: Beach / Coastal, Fishing, Flora, Hiking, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Shopping, Wine
Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa | Hazyview
Summerfields is a family-owned & managed agri-tourism business in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, close to the famous Kruger National Park and the magnificent Blyde River Canyon. The owners have integrated farming of macadamia nuts, litchis and passion fruit with the natural beauty of the Sabie River Valley, and created a small boutique lodge, spa and restaurants with the aim of providing the ultimate romantic getaway experience to guests that represents excellent value for money.
Summerfields is more than a convenient springboard to big five game viewing or a daytrip around the Panorama route with its waterfalls, escarpment views and historic sites such as Pilgrims Rest. It is a place to rest, recover and rejuvenate your senses.
Summerfields is a food destination with top Cape Town chefs in attendance – magnificent breakfast spreads, tapas for lazy lunches on the Sabie River, and beautifully crafted fine dinners in a romantic setting in the Kitchen. Service is first world, with internationally trained sommeliers and a speciality wine list.
The spa at Summerfields is unlike any other – adorned with roses, and making use of natural products, such as macadamia oils, avo facials and banana wraps in open-air pavilions where birdsong and the sounds of nature are the background music.
Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa
Summerfields virtual tour
Tented Double Suite
No children under 12 years
River View (Suite 1 - 6)
Bush & Stream Side (Suite 9 - 12)
Luxury Tented Suite
No children under 12 years
River View (Suite 8)
Stream & Bush side (Suite 9 - 11)
A new addition to the rooms types is the Forest Room, a timber suite with a fully-opening front section onto the veranda and into the natural surrounding forest. The Forest Room is available on a full board basis only, which includes three gourmet meals, all drinks, including a premium selection of drinks in the room, en nespresso station, and an optional butler service.
Our Jackalberry Suite is our largest open plan tented suite.
This upmarket suite overlooks the Sabie River and is fully equipped to make your stay the ultimate experience.
This unit has an open plan bedroom and bathroom with a large veranda overlooking the bushveld. A sleeper couch is available in the unit for a young adult to use. This is available on request.
Our Jackalberry Suite has air-conditioning, roof fans, large bath sheets, bath gowns, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, hairdryer, electronic safe, a range of quality toiletries and a selection of current magazines.
24-hour Security, Activity Desk, Bar, Eco Friendly, Gym (nearby), Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa, TV Room
Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Detached Private Bathroom, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Heater, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Facilities, Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mini Bar, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Airport Shuttle (Available), Chauffer Service, Credit Card, Travel Desk
From Hazyview, the tour begins as it climbs towards the town of Graskop, and the southernmost point of the Blyde River Canyon. The Panorama Route encompasses some spectacular scenery, with breathtaking views of the Blyde River Canyon, and out over the endless Lowveld beyond. We take guests along the edge of the escarpment, to look out points offering magnificent views, including God’s Window, Wonderview and the Three Rondawels. Along the route we visit the famous Bourke’s Luck Potholes – deep cylindrical cavities formed by thousands of years of water erosion at the confluence of the Blyde and Treur Rivers. Pilgrim’s Rest is well worth a visit. This old mining town was established during the heady days of the gold rush in the late 1800’s, and the whole town is now lovingly preserved as a national monument. At lunchtime the tour will stop back in Graskop so that guests can have lunch at a restaurant, and if time permits, can spend a while browsing in local shops or along the pavements. Street vendors sell an amazing variety of goods – from nuts and fruit to beaded necklaces and carved wooden animals. South of Graskop, where the Sabie River rises, and numerous waterfalls tumble down the mountains, we will visit the beautiful Berlin Falls and Lisbon Falls on the way back to Hazyview.
The Kruger National Park is South Africa’s largest game reserve, and one of the most respected in the world. Our highly experienced field guides are passionate about the bush, and they will share their knowledge of the 147 species of mammals, more than 500 species of birds and 336 species of trees which make this 2 million hectare space their home, with our guests. The recorded presence of man – including bushman rock paintings and archaeological sites, are conserved along with the Park’s natural assets. If time permits, at least one of these will be included in the trip. From an Open Safari Vehicle guests can smell the dust and the sun-warmed grass, listen to the cicadas and the cry of the Fish Eagles, and enjoy the heat of an African day. However we are also able to offer a safari in a closed, air-conditioned vehicle. This is a pleasant and comfortable option especially in very hot weather, for older guests, and for families travelling with young children.
Our Farm Tour starts in our impressive vegetable garden, where you will learn about our farm-to-table philosophy and acquire some useful tips on how to produce your own vegetables. A visit to our inspiring rose garden will follow, before visiting our gin distillery, to see how we craft our Duke Gin from our litchis. After a walk trough our orchards of macadamia and litchi trees, you will stop at our award-wining River Café for a well-deserved lunch.
Summerfields River Cafe
Our River Café, situated beside the river serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
Breakfast consists of a fresh continental breakfast that includes homemade bread, croissants, fruit and vegetable juices. Hot breakfast options are available too.
Lunch is relaxed Tapas- style with lots of small dishes to choose from.
Our a la carte dinner is available from 18h00 - 22h00 daily.
All vegetables are taken fresh from our own organic nursery, where everything is grown as close to its natural, original form as possible.
Bed and Breakfast
1x Double Room
Spoken Languages: Afrikaans, Dutch, English
No. Rooms: 13
Special Interests: Big 5, Birding, Cycling, Golf, Gourmet, Hiking, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Wildlife, Wine