Four Rosmead Boutique Guest House

Cape Town

Days 1 - 4: Cape Town

Four Rosmead Boutique Guest House Location Map

Nestled at the foot of the majestic Table Mountain and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town is consistently voted amongst the top cities in the world to visit. It is no surprise therefore that this wonderful city is one of the highlights of a holiday to South Africa.  The climate is Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers.

One of the main tourist attractions is the tastefully restored V&A Waterfront, with its many shops, bars and restaurants. There is also an aquarium, and one of the largest craft markets in Southern Africa. Boats offer tours of the harbour from the quayside, and the whole place is always buzzing with life and activity.  The City Bowl is home to many museums and historical buildings, which can all be viewed from a 'topless' hop on / hop off tourist bus, complete with interesting commentary as you ride around the city.

The adventurous can climb up (or abseil down) Table Mountain, windsurf or kitesurf at Bloubergstrand Beach, dive in shark tanks, or do any one of a dozen more adrenalin pumping activities. For a more relaxed pace of life, there are miles of sandy beaches for soaking up the African sun, or enjoy a quiet stroll through the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Four Rosmead is situated on the slopes of Table Mountain in the tranquil and leafy suburb of Oranjezicht.  This boutique hotel, originally built in 1903, enjoys 360º views of the mountain, Lions Head, Signal Hill, Table Bay and the city, and is within walking distance of the vibrant Kloof Street, which is well known for its restaurant and cafe culture. The Victoria & Albert Waterfront and the beautiful beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton are just 10 minutes by car.

Ten bespoke en-suite bedrooms are individually decorated to reflect the tasteful style which is evident throughout the house. Some rooms include outdoor seating areas and wonderful city and mountain views. 

Landscaped gardens and a patio with sun loungers around the heated swimming pool create an elegant urban sanctuary where you can relax and unwind. The guest house also features selected artwork by local South African artists, which guests are welcome to purchase.

Example Details For Four Rosmead Boutique Guest House

Nights: 4 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Deluxe Room - Stay 4/Pay 3 offer applied (applicable to certain periods only)
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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Four Rosmead Boutique Guest House Location.

Address

Four Rosmead Boutique Guest House,4 Rosmead Avenue , Oranjezicht

Directions

From Cape Town International Airport: Take N2 City/Cape Town, until you approach Table Mountain. Take M3 (N2) City and then M3 Philip Kgosana Drive Cape Town. Take left off-ramp into M3 Mill Street (Cable Way). After second set of traffic lights, turn left into Hof Street. Drive straight up Hof Street, cross over Camp Street and pass the Medi Clinic on your left. As the road forks, take the right fork, then turn left into Rosmead Ave. Four Rosmead is the second house on the right.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

All rooms have extra-length beds; air-conditioning; shower; heated towel rail; under-tile heating; bath robes; hairdryer; telephone; bar-fridge; coffee and tea facility; snack selection; electronic safe; broadband Wifi. In-room entertainment: Satellite TV; DVD player – in-house DVD library; IPOD base station with speakers.

There is a swimming pool with loungers; off-street parking and laundry facilities are available.

Airport transfer and day tours can be arranged. ::

Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards

The Cape Winelands

Days 5 - 6: The Cape Winelands

Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards Location Map

Nestled on the slopes of the majestic Klein Dassenberg mountain range, the 5* Mont Rochelle is a stunning 26 bedroom Cape-Dutch style hotel, just under an hours drive from Cape Town in the town of Franschhoek. Famously known as the French Corner of the cape, this traditional vineyard town is considered to be the' food and wine capital' of South Africa.

Occupying 39 hectares of vineyards and hills, the hotel produces wine on-site and guests can tour the cellars or wander the paths between vineyard plots. Mont Rochelle also offers daily activities including private wine tasting and cellar tours, as well as walking and mountain biking trails and horse-riding. Mountain bikes can be hired free of charge. A favourite activity for many guests here is having a picnic on the estate – the kitchen can arrange a well-stocked picnic basket with a chilled bottle of wine (or two!).

Mont Rochelle has two dining options - MIKO is their flagship restaurant boasting a prime location with impeccable 180 degree views of the Franschhoek valley and mountains. Adjacent to the winery is the more casual Country Kitchen, an ideal place for light lunch as well as wine tasting.

The main outdoor heated pool is surrounded by sun loungers and has fantastic views of the Franschhoek mountains. The spa has two dedicated treatment rooms and the hotel bar is perfect for pre or post meal drinks as well as light bites throughout the day.

Named after locally grown wines, the rooms and suites span over 3 separate wings. The smaller of the room types, the Shiraz Rooms feature courtyard and valley views. The Merlot Rooms are slightly larger, and also boast valley views. The Cabernet Rooms include a private terrace overlooking the valley, and the even more spacious Pinotage Suites feature a separate lounge and fantastic views. The Cap Classique suites are the largest rooms, and each suite has a separate lounge, private terrace and a heated private plunge pool. 

For complete privacy, the Manor House is located a short walk from the main hotel and can be booked on an exclusive basis. This beautifully appointed 4 bedroom villa comfortably sleeps 8 adults and boasts a cosy bunkroom that can sleep up to 6 children. Throughout your stay you can enjoy the stunning views, spacious common areas, kitchen, outdoor heated swimming pool and gym, not to mention the services of a chef who can prepare meals from the villa’s dedicated kitchen.

Example Details For Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Shiraz Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards Location.

Address

Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards,Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek

Directions

From Cape Town Airport: Follow the exit signs at the airport to the N2 highway traveling away from central Cape Town towards Somerset West. After 3.2 km take the exit marked R300 on your left which will connect you to the N1 highway towards Paarl/Worcester. Take exit 47, which is sign posted for Klapmuts/Stellenbosch/Wellington and follow the directions below.

From Cape Town: Once you leave the city look for the N1 highway and then head west from Cape Town towards Paarl/Worcester. Once you have joined the N1 follow it for roughly 40 km. Take exit 47, which is sign posted for Klapmuts/Stellenbosch/Wellington. Turn right onto the R44 in the direction of Stellenbosch. Butterfly World will be on your left.

Pass through a 4-way stop and then you’ll cross a bridge over the railway. After 300m turn left onto the R45 which is signposted for Franschhoek - follow this road for almost 9 km passing wine estates Glen Carlou, Rupert & Rothschild and later Vrede & Lust. This road comes to a natural end at a T-junction just after you’ve crossed a disused railway. Turn right onto the R45 signposted to Franschhoek (2 strands of the same road merge here).

You will now drive towards Franschhoek - roughly 18 km - through an area called Simondium, passing L’Ormarins and later La Motte wine estates. As you reach the centre of Franschhoek Village, turn right into Bordeaux Street (you’ll first pass Kruger and De Larey Streets on the right) and follow that road – from this point Mont Rochelle is signposted. At the bottom of Bordeaux Street carry on straight as the road veers to the left – this is a short section of Cabriere Street, and then turn right onto Daniel Hugo Street. Keep following the signs to Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard until you arrive!

If you have any difficulties please give the hotel a call and they will do their best to help. The number is +27 (0) 21 876 2770.

CAUTION:Google Maps shows the incorrect location of the hotel if you type in just Mont Rochelle Hotel - you must type in Mont Rochelle Mountain Vineyards - otherwise you’ll end up on the other side of Franschhoek half way up the mountain!

Check In / Check Out

The hotel guarantees that your room will be ready for your arrival at 14:00. Should you arrive earlier and a room be ready for you to check in, they will gladly accommodate you. On the day of departure the hotel does ask that you vacate your room by 11:00. Should you require a late departure, please advise the hotel, and they will do their best to accommodate this request.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All the rooms at Mont Rochelle have air conditioning, a hairdryer, underfloor heating, a mini bar, flat screen TV, mini speakers for streaming music, telephone, safe and complimentary tea/coffee making facilities.

Miko is the main restaurant and serves a blend of international and South African cuisine, paired with some superb local vintages. The restaurant serves breakfast from 07:00 to 10:30. Lunch is served from 12:00 to 15:00, and dinner is from 19:00 until 21:30.

The Country Kitchen is an informal restaurant located a short walk/quick drive from the main hotel building adjacent to the wine cellar. Daytime hours: Wine tasting is available from 10:00 to 18:00. Lunch is served from 12:00 till 17:00. The restaurant is closed for dinner.

Other services such as: laundry, valet services, room service and complimentary internet access are available.

The hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, tennis court, wine cellar and a spa and jacuzzi.

Activities available at Mont Rochelle include massages, mountain biking, picnics and wine tasting.

Baby-sitting can be arranged and a charge will apply but please advise at the time of booking if this may be required. Special food and beverages or simple snacks and light meals can be prepared according to your child’s tastes.

Credit cards are accepted.

It is advisable to pre-book dinner reservations in Franschhoek, especially between October and April. You can either do this directly via www.franschhoek-restaurants.co.za or otherwise please ask your Travel Butlers consultant for assistance.

Dwyka Tented Lodge

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Days 7 - 9: Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Dwyka Tented Lodge Location Map

At the foot of the Warmwaterberg, in the heart of the Little Karoo between Montagu and Barrydale on the famous Route 62, lies the stunning malaria-free Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - 58,000 hectares of undulating mountains and plains, indigenous fauna and flora, rock formations and rock art. Sanbona has an alluring atmosphere of stillness, an air of isolation amid the raw beauty and boundless plains.

Interactive game drives, lasting up to 3 hours, take place at sunrise and sunset. You are guided by your game ranger in an open game viewing vehicle and you are asked to share any particular interests with your ranger who will try to incorporate these into your game drive. On game drives guests will enjoy a sundowner drink at sunset and coffee/tea at sunrise.

An optional walk with a ranger can also be arranged, and will cater for your individual needs. From gentle strolls to challenging trails discovering isolated vistas, the walks reveal the beauty of the reserve. Guests can also enjoy a boat safari, in search of hippos and birds such as fish eagles, grey herons and Egyptian geese.

With the absence of artificial light, the stargazing at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is phenomenal and amongst the best in Southern Africa.

The 9 luxurious and secluded tents at Dwyka Tented Lodge exude an atmosphere of pioneering adventure in this vast landscape. The tents are set in a horseshoe shape, and each has an indoor and outdoor shower, and a private deck with a spa bath.

The main lodge features a Relaxation Retreat with 2 treatment rooms for guests to take advantage of inbetween activities. The main guest areas also include a bar/lounge area with a fireplace and TV, a dining area, and an open air boma.

Example Details For Dwyka Tented Lodge

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Luxury Tent
Includes: All meals; shared game drives/boat trips; guided walks; tea/coffee; water; and game drive beverages are included. All other beverages are excluded and can be settled upon departure.

No persons under the age of 16 years are permitted to join the nature walks.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Dwyka Tented Lodge Location.

Address

Dwyka Tented Lodge,Off the R62, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Directions

From Cape Town: Travel on the N1 from Cape Town in the direction of Paarl; continuing on the N1 travel through the Huguenot Tunnel. A tollgate controls this tunnel. A tollgate fee is payable at the tunnel.

The first town is Worcester set in the Breede River Valley. Taking the second turnoff to the right into Worcester, you leave the N1 and the Route 62 (R62) is taken. Follow the signs to the town of Robertson. Once through Robertson, the next town is Ashton. Travel on through Krogmanskloof and Montagu. Continue for approximately 43 km and turn left at “Die Vlakte” and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve sign.

Please be advised that the road changes from tar to gravel and the recommended speed limit from there on is 60 km per hour. The main entrance to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is 7 km where guests will be welcomed.

From the main gate, it is 15 minutes to the Welcome Lounge where you will be welcomed.  It is then a further 65 minutes to Dwyka Tented Lodge. Please follow the relevant signs in the reserve. The recommended speed limit is 40 km per hour.

Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE:  The main gate closes at 18:00, should your arrival time be later, please advise prior to arrival in order to make arrangements.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival. If possible, aim to arrive at the lodge around this time, so you can check into your room and relax before your first afternoon game drive, but if you don't think you can arrive by this time, you should aim to arrive by 15:00 at the very latest, or else you may miss the afternoon drive. The main gate closes at 18:00, should your arrival time be later, please advice prior to arrival in order to make arrangements.

Rooms must please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 16 years and older are welcome.

All rooms have comfort cooling/heating, a minibar, a private deck with spa bath, tea/coffee making facilities, an electronic safe, a telephone, and an en-suite bathroom with shower, free-standing bath and twin basins and an outdoor shower.

The lodge has Wi-Fi, a Relaxation Retreat with 2 therapy rooms and a gift boutique. There is also a main lounge with a fireplace and TV with satellite channels, an open air dining boma, and a wine cellar.

Daily activities include game drives, boat cruises and guided nature walks - guests are asked to request nature walks at the time of booking as these are subject to the availability of qualified guides.

A daily transfer from the Welcome Lounge to the lodge is available on request, and must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. For arriving guests, the first pick-up from the Welcome Lounge is at 12:30 and you will arrive at Dwyka at 13:35 OR the second pick-up from the Welcome Lounge is at 16:00 and you arrive at Dwyka at 17:05 (but you will not be able to join the afternoon game drive).  For departing guests you will be picked up from Dwyka at 11:00 and you will arrive at the Welcome Lounge at 12:15.

 


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

No persons under the age of 16 years are permitted to join the nature walks.

Views Boutique Hotel & Spa

The Garden Route

Days 10 - 12: The Garden Route

Views Boutique Hotel & Spa Location Map

The small town of Wilderness, only 50 km from Knysna, is a wonderful place to base yourself to explore the Garden Route from. Vast expanses of pristine golden beach run along the coastline, where you can frequently spot dolphins, and whales during the whale watching season.

The small picturesque village itself has a well-earned reputation for hospitality, not to mention several excellent restaurants where you can sit and enjoy a leisurely lunch, or a relaxing candle lit dinner with a bottle of wine.

Canoeing on the Touw River Lagoon is a popular and relaxing past time, or for the more adventurous, there are other activities on offer such as mountain biking, abseiling, paragliding and hang gliding, flat water tubing, horse riding and windsurfing.

The 2,500 hectare Wilderness National Park covers nearly 20 km of unspoilt coastline, and has 5 rivers and 5 lakes.

It is a nature lover's paradise, with good hiking and bird watching opportunities.

The warm Indian Ocean waters play at the feet of the serene Views Boutique Hotel & Spa. An idyllic paradise from which to unlock the secrets of South Africa's famed Garden Route, and a mere 20 minutes from George Airport, this luxury hotel perches high over the spectacular coastline of Wilderness.

The heated rooftop pool is the perfect place to soak up the plentiful South African sunshine, and the luxurious loungers are ideal for enjoying those languid, endless summer days. The Views Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, sundowners and dinner, and is open 7 days a week for guests and the general public. The Views Wellness Emporium comprises of a spa, a hydro lounge, and a gym.

The hotel has 26 exquisitely furnished suites designed for absolute comfort. Natural light floods through frameless floor to ceiling windows, bringing the outdoors in - offering spectacular views of either the Indian Ocean views to the south or the Outeniqua Mountains to the north.

Example Details For Views Boutique Hotel & Spa

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Sea View Suite - Stay 3/Pay 2 offer applied (applicable to certain periods only)
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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Views Boutique Hotel & Spa Location.

Address

Views Boutique Hotel & Spa,South Street, Wilderness

Directions

From George Airport: At the exit from George Airport turn right. Follow the road to the N2 Freeway. Turn left taking the N2 George. Bypass George and descend down Kaaimans Pass to Wilderness. Shortly thereafter look out for a Caltex Filling Station on the right hand side of the N2. At this roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Cedric Avenue (the Caltex Station will now be on your left), and continue to the mini roundabout, taking the 2nd exit towards the sea and car park.

From Port Elizabeth: Drive out of Port Elizabeth on the N2 in the direction of Cape Town. Bypass Plettenberg Bay, and drive through both Knysna and Sedgefield. 15 km past Sedgefield look out for a Caltex Filling Station on the left hand side. At this roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Cedric Avenue and continue to the mini roundabout, taking the 2nd exit towards the sea and car park.

From Cape Town: Drive out of Cape Town on the N2 in the direction of Port Elizabeth. Bypass both Mossel Bay and George. Descend down Kaaimans Pass to Wilderness, and keep a lookout for a Caltex Filling Station on the right hand side of the N2. At this roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Cedric Avenue (the Caltex station will now be on your left), and continue to the mini roundabout, taking the 2nd exit towards the sea and car park.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All suites are designed to afford you front row access to the awe-inspiring vistas of the Garden Route, with each boasting large glass windows that open out onto striking panoramas. Both mountain and sea facing suites epitomise 5* living, their sumptuous interiors custom-made for comfort, and they are fully equipped with plush couches, flat-screen TVs and opulent en-suite bathrooms.

The rooftop pool is the perfect place to soak up the plentiful South African sunshine.

The spa is fully equipped with a gym, hydrotherapy bath, vitality pool and a tylarium sauna. It is highly recommend that you pre-book these facilities, as they are in high demand. 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served either inside the glass fronted restaurant or outside on the deck - both of which overlook the pristine Wilderness beach.

Take a moment to savour the finer side of life from the panoramic cocktail deck, and enjoy a wide variety of delicious drinks and snacks.

Credit cards are accepted.