Holiday Inn Bulawayo | Bulawayo 19 Jan 2018 - 21 Jan 2018
Holiday Inn Bulawayo is located a short drive away from the city center. It is situated close to the Ascot Race Course and an excellent 18 hole golf course. The hotel has a total of 157 rooms, all superbly decorated in an elegant style. Some of the rooms overlook the parking lot and the Ascot suburb and the others overlook the beautifully manicured gardens and pool area.
The facilities and hotel services at Holiday Inn Bulawayo are designed for both business and leisure. The hotel offers full banqueting and conference facilities, as well as a business center for workshops or conferences. The outdoor swimming pools, children’s playground, as well as the tennis and squash courts, provide the leisure side of the hotel, making the hotel suitable for all types of travelers. Squash and tennis courts, which are built to international standards, are also located onsite.
The onsite Phumulani Restaurant provides breakfast as well as lunch and dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. It offers a buffet style service, incorporating a wide range of local and western dishes. The well appointed and well stocked KoBulawayo cocktail bar, situated near the reception area and restaurants, provides everything from that cold, refreshing lager after a long drive to superlative late night cocktails. The King Bean Coffee overlooking the pool is a popular spot for guests.
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The Hide | Hwange National Park 21 Jan 2018 - 23 Jan 2018
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, The Hide Safari Camp is perfectly situated within Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe's largest game reserve.
Guests are accommodated in 10 beautifully-furnished deluxe tents, all boasting en-suite bathrooms and private verandas overlooking the busy waterhole. Keep your binoculars on hand, as elephant, lion and buffalo can often be seen satisfying their thirst.
Adventures include day and night game drives, guided bush walks and exceptional game viewing in the seclusion of the camp’s unique underground hides. For those who are a little more adventurous, The Dove’s Nest Treehouse is available at no extra charge. Located 10 minutes away from camp, this rustic gem sleep out has the perfect vantage point from which to view wildlife safely, quietly.
After an exhilarating day of game viewing, guests can retreat to the cool refuge of the camp’s swimming pool and can enjoy delectable meals savoured al fresco or in the elegant dining room.
You may want to consider embroidering your name on your sleeve before you leave, because your heart is bound to remain at the Hide.
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Sundowners in Hwange
The Spice girl and her cubs
The Hide Waterhole at Night
The Hide - Buffalo
The Hide has been designed to accommodate up to twenty guests. There are ten deluxe tents under thatch, 2 of which are known as the Honeymoon Tents with a romantic outdoor bathtub.
Each tent is mosquito-proofed and has an en suite bathroom, a fan for your comfort in summer and extra warm blankets and hot water bottles for the cool winter months. One tent is wheelchair friendly.
Tom’s Little Hide is best suited for 6 adults and up to 4 children.
Rooms 1 and 2, both double en suite bedrooms, form the main part of Tom’s Little Hide and can also accommodate one child in each on a roomy day bed. The bedrooms are linked by a dining room and outside veranda, complete with sparkling splash pool. Room 3 is more of a family tent with an outside bathroom and inter-leading children’s room, which can accommodate two children.
Tom’s Little Hide comes with its own private Guide and vehicle, in order for you to take full advantage of all the activities, at your own pace. Booking is done on a minimum of 4 pax.
When using The Private Hide, guests stay in The Hide’s tents – Tent 7, 6 and/or 5, depending on the numbers. Tents 7 and 6 are large deluxe or family tents, which can accommodate two adults and two children in full-size beds. Each room has its own en suite bathroom – indoor bath, inside and outdoor shower and hot water all day. All rooms are mosquito-proofed and have fans for your comfort during the warmer months. It can be booked on a minimum of 2 pax.
Private safari vehicle & Professional Guide
Private & flexible dining
Children of all ages are welcome
Tom’s Little Hide has been created along the Safari House concept and includes it’s own lounge, dinning room, plunge pool and accommodation.
Booked by a minimum of 4 full paying guests, Tom’s Little Hide accommodates upto 6 adults in three beautiful ’safari-chic’ rooms overlooking the waterhole. The third room is a tented room with an inter-leading passage to a children's room. Tom’s Little Hide is ideally suited to no more than 10 guests including children (children of any age are welcome). Should there be more than 6 adults, The Hide's adjacent Tents 10 and/or Tent 9 may be used as additional accommodation.
Tom’s Little Hide professional guide will passionately offer the guests a true wilderness and wildlife experience that Hwange National Park is so well known for. With upto 4 activities included in the rate per day there is ample opportunity to view some of the 100 plus mammal and 400 bird species. The activities include bush walks with your Zimbabwean Professional Guide, day and night game drives or underground 'viewing hide’ sits.
The Private Hide is an 'exclusive use facility' which includes a dinning room, lounge, plunge pool and fire pit. The Private Hide comes with a Zimbabwean Professional Guide and private vehicle.
The accommodation used for The Private Hide are the adjacent Tent 7 and/or Tent 6 and/or Tent 5, depending on the number of guests. Tents 7 and 6 are large Deluxe Suites or Family Tents. The Family Tents can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children in full size beds. Children of any age are welcome. Booked by a minimum of 2 full paying guests.
Each tent is beautifully furnished and has its own en-suite facilities that include either indoor or outdoor bath tubs, outdoor and/or indoor showers and piping hot water all day.
The Family Tents can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children is full size beds. Children of any age are welcome!
The Private Hide’s professional guide will enthusiastically offer the guests a true wilderness and wildlife experience that Hwange National Park is so well known for. With upto 4 activities included in the rate per day there is ample opportunity to view some of the 100 plus mammal and 400 bird species. The activities include bush walks with a Zimbabwean Professional Guide, day and night game drives or underground
'viewing hide’ sits.
Our little secret, the Dove’s Nest, is just about the best way to get away from it all. There are few things more exciting than spending a night out in a tree-house. Overlooking the open tree-lined vlei and pan where giraffe and elephants commonly come to drink, this rustic gem is a perfect vantage point from which to view wildlife safely, quietly. Just the two of you. Kept simple, as a tree-house should be, the bedroom of the Dove’s Nest is reached by a wooden stairway and trap door. You won’t have to forego your hot shower and warm bed and the location is second to none.
Lying on the bright bedspread, you can watch the birds hopping about in the canopy of your tree through the wood-slatted windows. Lunch and afternoon siestas on the open deck just below, swinging lazily in the hammock as animals wonder by. Imagine the glowing sunsets, night-sounds and starry skies out here. Sundowners on the deck followed by a private bush dinner and a night spent out in the Doves Nest in one of Africa’s best wildlife areas. Admittedly not for the faint-hearted, we are pretty confident that this will be a memorable night out.
24-hour Security, Bar, Conference Centre, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking
Balcony / Deck, Bath, Disabled Rooms, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Verandah, Wheelchair Friendly
Morning and afternoon guided walks are offered at The Hide Safari Camp.
The Hide Safari Camp is fortunate to have the best of both worlds. While located within the Hwange National Park, it is also surrounded by a private concession which allows us to offer activities not otherwise permitted. Hwange is a vast playground worth exploring so you don’t have to worry about being bored. Early morning walks are there for the thrill of encountering wildlife on its own terms and exploring the little surprises of the bush.
Morning and afternoon game drives as well as night drives with a spotlight are offered at The Hide Safari Camp.
Days can be spent further afield on game drives in search of predators and prey alike. We like to do things properly so sundowners are an important part of the experience. Enjoy the natural beauty with a cold drink in hand. The guides at The Hide are very much part of the family and have been with us for many years. They have undergone some of the most rigorous training in Africa and their passion for and knowledge of the bush is often what makes a safaris so special.
You’re sitting on the deck at The Hide ‘A’ frame. The sun has just set, its residual warmth a soft tinge of pink in the sky. Just then, a family of elephants strolls into the scene and up to the waterhole. You watch, fascinated by their interactions. Now, here’s where you jump into action. Without the need for a guide or host, you can go directly from the deck into the underground hide and observe the elephant family from up-close. Just step off the deck and slip down the steps into a whole new world. Along a tunnel, you’ll walk for about 10 metres under the surface of the earth – and then emerge into a “window on the waterhole”, where you can sit quietly, the unobserved observing. It’s a special new addition and makes the experience of “game viewing” more intense and personal.
Along the same tunnel, guests are delighted to find, hidden away in the wall, a real wine cellar. Perfectly cooled at a steady 17 degrees Celsius, ambient-lit and stocked with a small selection of fine wines from around the world, this is a welcome addition to an already all-sensory experience at The Hide. Guests are invited to choose the wine they’d like with dinner – or suggestions are made based on wine pairing experts’ recommendations.
Our little secret, the Dove’s Nest, is just about the best way to get away from it all. There are few things more exciting than spending a night out in a tree house.
Overlooking the open tree-lined vlei and pan, this rustic gem is a perfect vantage point from which to view wildlife safely, quietly. Just the two of you. Kept simple, as a tree house should be, the bedroom of the Dove’s Nest is reached by a wooden stairway and with a closeable door. You won’t have to forego your hot shower and warm bed and the location is second to none.
The Hide's Restaurant
Returning to the camp after a morning walk to a spread of fresh fruit, pastries and a farmhouse breakfast is more than a perk… it’s a necessity. We like to think that sitting down to freshly brewed coffee to relate the morning’s sightings and plans for the rest of the day is all part of the safari experience. We enjoy variety and so you may find meals are something of a moveable feast. Sometimes we’ll enjoy dinner altogether around a giant teak table, where many new friends have been made, and tall tales told. There may be an alfresco breakfast overlooking the waterhole, or tea and cake served upstairs in the A-frame over looking the pan.
Your Stay2 Nights Full Board
Fast Facts4 Star Safari Lodge Spoken Languages: English No. Rooms: 13 Special Interests: Adventure, Birding, Flora, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Wine
AlternativesTom’s Little Hide
Victoria Falls Hotel | Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 23 Jan 2018 - 25 Jan 2018
The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. It is one of only three IS0-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe. The Edwardian-style five-star hotel combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion that many guests seek. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-O-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.
Hotel Front face from the flagpole
Room in the Stables Wing
Served daily on Stanley's Terrace 15h00 - 18h00
Courtyard and Livingstone Room Entrance
Hotel front view
Serving light meals all day
Popular viewing area
Relax in the gardens
Great cocktail venue
All day light meals
Larry Norton Gallery in the Palm Lounge
Graced with traditional colours and fine-wood furnishings that provide an elegant and comfortable finish. The 64 bedrooms are available with single, twin or double beds. All rooms have bathrooms with bath/shower combination and are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities. Some bedrooms are inter-leading and eminently suitable for families.
Furnished in traditional Edwardian style with an “Out of Africa” ambiance, the 46 Central Deluxe Rooms are situated in the main section of the hotel and are tastefully furnished with soft fabrics and warm colours in tune with Zimbabwe’s celebrated climate and diverse beauty. The Central deluxe rooms have a spectacular view of the perfectly manicured gardens and some overlooks the Batoka Gorge and the Victoria Falls Bridge. That spans the legendary Zambezi River.
These 42 deluxe rooms are situated in the stand-alone Stables Signature Wing with a view of the front lawns or lush courtyard. These rooms are furnished in a modern style with a bygone feel. Bathrooms incorporate luxury world-class amenities, Victorian bath tub with large separate walk-in showers and luxury Charlotte Rhys amenities. Ideal for families travelling together.
Two Honeymoon Suites are located in the stylish Stables Signature Wing, optimizing privacy and exceptional comfort in a luxurious and well-appointed suite that surpasses expectations. A spacious balcony to socialize and relax. Attractive four-poster beds, turndown gifts, snacks and sparkling wine and other added-value offers make these suites exceptionally welcoming, especially for honeymoon couples.. These suites are extremely desirable for all couples looking forward to be pampered.
Our two Deluxe Suites have been refashioned to offer discerning clients modern luxury and elegance, overlooking the lush gardens or stunning Batoka Gorge of the Zambezi River. They have four-poster king-sized bed, chest of drawers, Satellite TV, Mini bar and Private safe.
Our two delightful “Songwe” and “Baines” Executive Suites in the Grand North Hammerhead Central Building are perfect for the business traveller or discerning guests who enjoy a luxurious and spacious environment. Suite guests have full access to all the facilities and amenities of The Victoria Falls Hotel. The suites have a spectacular view of the famous Batoka Gorge, Victoria Falls Bridge that spans the Zambezi River linking Zimbabwe and Zambia, and perfectly manicured gardens. Separate bedrooms and private lounge with opulent bathrooms of distinction.
The grand suite in main section of the hotel furnished in traditional Edwardian style with an “Out of Africa” feel. The Suite has a spectacular view of the famous Batoka gorge and the Victoria Falls Bridge that spans Zimbabwe and Zambia. This stylish suite has the country décor and generous space in which to relax or entertain and is tastefully furnished with soft fabrics and warm colours in tune with Zimbabwe’s celebrated climate and diverse beauty.
Our opulent yet-to-be refurbished Royal Suite, in the main section of the hotel, is stylish and modern with country décor and generous space in which to relax or entertain. The suite inter-connects to deluxe rooms with well-appointed bedrooms, lounge, bathroom with shower and bath. The Royal corridor features intriguing historical photographs of the Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) Souvenir Royal Tour from 7-15 April 1947 which encapsulated the opening of Parliament in Harare (Salisbury), Royal Tour of Bulawayo and HRH Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret attending a Girl Guides rally at Hartman Hill, Salisbury (now Harare).
All rooms are air conditioned with every modern amenity including digital satellite television and a personal safe. The old fashioned bath tubs of the stable wing turn the bathroom into a haven of relaxation.
24-hour Security, Activity Desk, Bar, Business Centre, Chapel, Conference Centre, Gym, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa
Air Conditioning, Bath, Complementary Wi-Fi, Detached Private Bathroom, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Available), Mini Bar, Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Television
Airport Shuttle (Available), Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Room Service (24 hours)
Enjoy dinner and dancing in the elegant Edwardian Livingstone Room, with classic a la carte and tables d'hote menus. Whilst the Livingstone Room reflects the century old hotel's style of grandeur and opulence, the dress code has been relaxed for the convenience of the guest. A fine selection of wine and liqueurs are available. Maximum seating capacity of 120 pax
Dining at the Jungle Junction offers an unforgettable experience with a fusion of African flavours. Entertainment from ethnic groups epitomises the spirit of Africa. Jungle Junction is the ideal venue for incentives groups. The Jungle Junction has a maximum seating capacity of 140 pax.
Stanleys Terrace is a must for light meals throughout the day. Traditional high tea is served every afternoon, with spectacular views of The Victoria Falls Bridge and the Victoria Falls themselves. Stanleys Terrace is the ideal location for sundowners and offers a table d'hôte menu with an a la carte menu on offer after 1100hrs. Stanleys Terrace has a maximum seating capacity of 100 pax.
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Fast Facts5 Star Hotel Spoken Languages: English No. Rooms: 161 Special Interests: Adventure, Birding, Gourmet, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Wildlife
Radisson Blu le Vendome Hotel | Cape Town 25 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
Situated in the Platinum Mile area of the Sea Point suburb, this Cape Town hotel is just minutes from the city center. The district’s ocean promenade and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront are within walking distance. Play in the surf at Clifton beach or scale Table Mountain’s 1,000-meter summit. The hotel's 143 rooms and suites feature old world details and convenient amenities like free, high-speed wireless internet. Guests can sample regional cuisine at La Mer Restaurant and Grill or relax at #add Restaurant and Pool. Cpoint Bar and Lounge welcomes guests to sample an array of local wines. After a day in the African sun, take a refreshing dip in the pool.
Snacks and Drinks
View from the balcony
Well appointed rooms with a luxury feel. Comfortably designed these rooms have all the 4 star facilities to make your stay a delight.
Luxuriously crafted, Superior Rooms have the extra space you need to truly relax at this seaside destination. The 5 star amenitites associated with Radisson Blu make sure that luxury is an ease.
For the more discerning traveller our Business Class rooms are a cut above. With Nespresso machines to give you the kick you need and balconies to break free and take in the Atlantic Seaboard and surrounds, this room type is for the consummate traveller.
Our spacious Junior Suites have the luxury of a separate lounge area as well as balconies to view the glorious surrounds. Functionally designed these rooms feel like you are in your own private abode.
Palacial design, this 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom Royal Suite is a parlour for the pedigreed. Making one feel like a King or a Queen its majestic views and lavish décor transports one out of the ordinary and into a fantasy. The Royal Suite bathroom and its spa bath is a sight to behold!
24-hour Security, Bar, Business Centre, Conference Centre, Disability Services, Gym (nearby), Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking
Air Conditioning, Bath, Clothes Press, Complementary Wi-Fi, Disabled Rooms, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Hair Dryer, Heater, Internet Access (Complimentary), Mini Bar, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Smoking Rooms, Tea / Coffee, Television
Airport Shuttle, Chauffer Service, Foreign Exchange, Laundry Service, Room Service, Travel Desk