Explore South Africa’s highlights in style with SpaFari
filled with Cultural Explorations, Hikes and Walks,
Vineyard tours and Game Drives. De-stress your mind with
Yoga/stretch classes, Massage and optional spa treatments
at one-of-a kind Accommodation in settings combining
incredible physical beauty!
Choice Accommodations. After an inspiring day of game
viewing, hiking or cultural viewing, recount your tales over
a gourmet feast and glass of wine or beer.
Then, slumber in a range of accommodations that match your
chosen adventure - from luxury camps and upscale lodges to
rustic tents set deep in the wild.
email us for details: Hike@SpaFari.com
Situated on the southernmost tip of the African continent,
its friendly and welcoming nation has come together to
celebrate its new democracy and to welcome visitors to warm
oceans teaming with sea-life, tranquil beaches and lagoons,
world class accommodation surrounded by fertile vineyards,
towering mountains, sweeping vistas, mystical desserts and
In a warm and sunny climate, there is a thrill of activities
to be enjoyed, varying from fishing, ballooning, game
drives, sightseeing of panoramic vistas, diving, rock
climbing, white water rafting and many more.
South Africa’s major cities offer a variety of interests.
Business is mainly conducted in the temperate Johannesburg,
the capital of Gauteng, the subtropical holiday city of
Durban is based in Natal, on the Indian ocean. Mediterranean
Cape Town, often referred to as the “mother city” and seen
as the most versatile city of them all, lies where the
Indian ocean and the Atlantic ocean meet.
South Africa features some of the best wildlife in the
world, where the big five (rhino, elephant, lion, leopard
and buffalo) can be appreciated at close range in their
Good roads, a sophisticated infrastructure, all amenities
for ultimate comfort and convenience and first world
technology combine with scenic nature, wide open spaces,
unpopulated vistas, wild untamed coastlines, vast skies,
wide open space and cultural diversity to create a unique
ambience to soothe the soul.
On arrival at Cape Town International airport you will be
met by a Spafari representative and taken to Stillness
Manor...an international famed spa established in 1994...its
setting set in 4 acres of wooded gardens in the lush
Constantia Valley surrounded by the original vineyards
planted in South Africa. SpaFari welcomes you...to this
truly magical oasis of beauty and tranquility with the gift
of a complimentary SpaFari massage to banish all travel
fatigue! After lunch we take a fifteen-minute ride to the
world-renowned botanic gardens...Kirstenbosch, situated on
the southern slopes of majestic Table Mountain. Be a
witness to Cape Town’s springtime miracles of nature, where
trails and pathways abound for exploration! Return to
Stillness Manor for a healthy dinner. Vegetarian meals are
Stillness Manor offers a host of specialized optional
soothing spa treatments.
Limited number of guests ensures special caring by the
Security for guests’ safety is high priority; discreetly
assured day and night.
After breakfast, weather permitting we depart for a hike to
the top of Table Mountain, or, ride cable car both ways,
alternately and/or time
Next we make our way to scenic Cape Peninsular circular
drive…to Cape Point; passing spectacular beaches, Clifton,
Llududno situated below the mountain peaks named "The Twelve
Apostles.” At Cape Point, we stop to view the Atlantic and
Indian Ocean meeting…a photographers paradise!
Continuing on though the nature reserve at the adjoining
Cape of Good Hope; exploring the unique ecological sanctuary
at its peak of bloom. We return via the Boyes drive;
stopping at Boulders to view the penguin colony, and
Simonstown, the historic British navel base during WW2.
Return to Stillness Manor for relaxation, optional spa
treatments, or your complimentary massage if not utilized.
Healthy gourmet dinner.
3 & 4: BUSHMANSKLOOF
The drive to
our destination takes us to the heart of the Springtime wild
flower area via the West coastal road - looking back from
Bloubergstrand one sees the same spectacular view sighted by
passengers arriving on Ocean Liners - the City of CapeTown
with the magnificent backdrop of Table Mountain.
We continue driving to reach the Posberg Nature Reserve, so
beloved for its carpets of wild flowers that are brought to
this arid region after the spring rains. Enjoy a picnic
lunch amidst this floral feast.
continue over Piekeneers Mountain Pass down into the
Olifants River fertile valley; farmlands cultivated with
large citrus and other fruit orchards, as well as vegetable
crops cover this area; we pass-by towns of Citrusdal and Clanwilliam
for our afternoon arrival at Bushmanskloof. Here we receive
a warm welcome, being treated to afternoon tea in the
company of our host game ranger.
Bushmanskloof is a natural heritage reserve known as the
worlds largest open air gallery: a gallery that has caves
that were inhabited by the Bushman tribes (San people) many
thousands of years ago. We explore the 125 caves on this
reserve that have some of the finest Bushman rock-art still
being zealously preserved with great care and prevention of
vandalism. Added to the rock art, Bushmanskloof is a hiking
paradise with its wildlife sanctuary of 34 mammal species;
these include the rare cape zebra and mountain leopard, and
140 bird species!
game drive is scheduled with sundowners in the bush before
returning to the lodge for a healthy dinner around a
campfire. The lodge, being a member of the prestigious
‘Chateau & Relais Organization,’ assures guests of the very
high standards they can anticipate; known
for its contemporary country cuisine and
beautiful accommodation, and above all the renowned cape
hospitality! The Spa offers an extensive selection of
optional body and beauty treatments.
2nd Day at BushmansKloof starts with
stretch class, followed by a guided San Art rock hiking
tour. We return to a healthy brunch under the giant ficus
trees. The afternoon brings many personal choices: bush
hiking, cave exploration, bird watching, optional spa
treatments, or, relaxation with the sheer joy of being in
this amazing place! Healthy gourmet dinner under the
stars with a cinemascope view of this southern hemisphere
5 & 6:
After a stretch class and breakfast you will be driving down
through the Cedarberg mountain range to an area famous for
its spectacular rock "sculptures" formed by shale and
sandstone deposits dating back between 350 to 500 million
years….just one example of these incredible formations is
the "Maltese Cross"
The San and Khoi (tribal hunters and gatherers way of
living with respect for the land ) inhabited this area prior
to the European settlers arrival in the early 1800 's
perennial Groot Rivier (Afrikaans for Big River) running
through this area creates a striking but soft and gentle
contrast to the hard rock formations. The fertile
river-banks provided conditions inviting for the settler
farmers to grow tobacco and graze cattle during periods of
drought until 1876 when a Forester was appointed to oversee
all the Crown land in the Cedarberg region; this appointment
could possibly have been the beginnings of a conservation
programme. Since 1965, fortunately visitors have
the full privilege to enjoy and respect the Cedarberg
regions bountiful gifts of nature.
breathtaking hike we delight in the abundant bird life and
possible sightings of wildlife on the slopes.....the habitat
to Klipspringers, Grysbok, Mountain Leopard, Rooikat, Black
Eagle, Dassies and Baboons.
accommodation - set in this unspoiled part of the western
Cape -delivers a flavor of the rural life of the locals…
known as "Die Volk."
arrival we lunch, and then step out to stretch our legs on a
welcome hike. Returning to a variety of options: spending
some time in the precincts of your cottage! Reading,
writing, sketching, napping…
Sundowners on your verandah!
dinner tonight is at "The Old Millhouse" restaurant.
DAY 7 & 8:
RIVER MANOR for
the Western Cape's wine lands visit.
River Manor with its National Monument status comprises two
historical houses set in the oak-lined "Avenue" across from
the village centre with its museums, street cafe's
restaurants and galleries.
spacious en-suite rooms, furnished with "colonial
charm," combined with the touch of Africa, all designed for
guests’ comfort and pleasure.
Beauty Spa is set within the gardens.
set in the heart of the winelands is the second oldest town
in South Africa. Before exploring the vineyards we commence
with a walk in the Rhenish complex - one of the most
excellent restoration projects undertaken in South Africa -
the group of buildings reflect the architectural history of
Stellenbosch and neighboring wine estates. Oom Samie's se
Winkel - a typical village shop in existence for many years
despite the inevitable influx of chain stores. The
magnificent oak-trees planted by Simon Van der Stel (the
first governor of the Cape) still line the streets providing
shade during the hot summer days; their reflections on the
white walls of the Dutch gabled buildings, the little craft
shops, make this town uniquely memorable.
DAY 9: MARINE HOTEL in HERMANUS.
picturesque hotel sits on a cliff facing the ocean. The
cliff-hugging path beckons
us for a hike, or the miles of white sandy beach beyond.
Playful whale are typically seen frolicking our to sea. The
sparkling, heated courtyard pool tempts us for a late
Health and Beauty Spa at The Marine
This is an
experience not to be missed. A comprehensive list of
treatments promises an experience that soothes the body;
mind and spirit to leave one feeling refreshed and
include a Steam Room and a Dynamic Hydro Bath Table for Mud
and Gel Body Wrap treatments including Vicci shower.
exfoliation Sea Salt Scrub or a Body Massage next to the
Tidal Pool whilst listening to the soothing sounds of the
DAY 10: COMMODORE at the WATER-FRONT
We arrive back to Cape Town to stay at the Commodore. This
hotel offers stylish accommodation, attention to detail and
service excellence in a peaceful and secure environment.
With its well-equipped gym, overlooking the pool, with
personal trainers, a sauna and steam room. Afterwards, the
remedial results of massage therapy will restore fatigued
limbs and minds. After lunch we depart by ferry (weather
permitting) to Robbin Island (30-45 minutes) and take a
private walking tour conducted by an ex-political prisoner.
We learn about the islands history, the unique fauna and
flora that inhabit these shores, as well as the many
shipwrecks that lie off its treacherous shores.
the tour are visits to the lime stone quarry, where
prisoners were put to labor and Nelson Mandela’s prison cell
where he was incarcerated for 18 years.
to the Commodore, where dinner will be enjoyed at the
Breakfast and check out, before we transfer to Cape Town
Flight: Cape Town to Durban
arrival at Durban Airport, head off to Saagries Restaurant
for an authentic Indian dining experience (or another if
your preference is not Indian food).
Following lunch, we depart along the North Coast to Zimbali
Lodge. Zimbali Lodge epitomizes elegance and opulence. The
African-Classical architecture is enhanced by warm, wood
tones designed to harmonize with the natural surrounding
forest. The lodge is surrounded by a magnificent 18-hole
champion golf course, which has spectacular views of the
Indian Ocean and surrounding forest. Afternoon offers our
guided forest and beach-walks, plus an optional game of
tennis and a swim in the pool. Treat yourself to an optional
pampering massage. Revel in cuisine, which celebrates
authentic table d’hote in the intimate colonial-style
restaurant, or relax on the terrace with its superb vistas
to complement al fresco dishes.
Enjoy part of the morning at Yoga, Hiking or leisure, before
we transfer to Hilltop Camp, in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve.
award-winning Hilltop Camp on the summit of a forested hill
offers fine views of the surrounding countryside. This
luxury camp in KwaZulu-Natal is decorated with photographs
and memorabilia of the history of Hluhluwe. The Superb
accommodation is situated in beautiful natural settings from
the heights of the mountains in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg
Park, a World Heritage Site, through the tropical savannahs
of Zululand where the "big five", elephant, rhino, lion,
buffalo and leopard inhabit Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park and on to
the brilliant coral reefs of the Indian Ocean that fringe
the lakes and wetlands of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park,
also a World Heritage Site.
we stretch our legs on a scenic forest trail right from
Hilltop Camp, returning to a late afternoon Game
Drive, followed by a delicious healthy dinner.
start our morning with a cup of tea and an early game-drive
(this is when the animals are seen the most…during feeding time).
We are sure to see the BIG 5, plus excellent general plains
game with the ever-attendant predators close at hand.
return to breakfast, an optional stretch class and a siesta.
After lunch we push off for another breathtaking forest
trail hike. Candlelit gourmet dinner.
Morning check-out and transfer to Durban Airport for the
afternoon flight to Johannesburg.
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Accommodations. After an inspiring day of game viewing,
hiking or cultural viewing, recount your tales over a
gourmet feast and glass of wine or beer. Then, slumber in a
range of accommodations that match your chosen adventure -
from luxury camps and upscale lodges to rustic tents set
deep in the wild.
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