SOUTH AFRICA

THE CAPE AND GARDEN ROUTE

Possibly the most scenically beautiful area in Africa, the "fairest Cape" well deserves her title. Spoil yourself en route to or from the Cape, or on the Garden Route, with a luxury rail safari. Once there, there is a variety of accommodation options to suit anyone, from the small, personalised country houses to the luxury hotels. Equally diverse are your opportunities for sightseeing in the area, from the wine route, to the garden route, to the whale route. Day excursions from Cape Town include visits to Cape Point, excursions to the top of Table Mountain or helicopter flights over Cape Town and the surrounding areas.

There is no shortage of luxurious accommodation within Cape Town itself. Highly recommended are the Mount Nelson, the Bay Hotel and Ellerman House.

The Mount Nelson stands as proud and dignified today as she did in 1899. Ever since then this gracious hotel, with Table Mountain rising up behind her, her rolling gardens, period architecture, splendid restaurants and luxurious accommodation, has held a special place in the hearts not only of South Africans, but of international travellers who expect the very finest in surroundings and appointments.

Overlooking one of the world's most pristine stretches of beach, the Bay is an hotel with a notably different approach…It has taken the sophistication and efficiency of the world's great hotels and successfully married them with the personal service and charm of a country hotel. Every room enjoys spectacular views, either of the majestic Atlantic, Table Mountain or the craggy Twelve Apostles. All have their own balcony, private entrance lobby and en suite bathroom with separate shower.

Ellerman House is a spectacular landmark in the premier Cape Town suburb of Bantry Bay. Once home to shipping magnate, Sir John Ellerman.
This magnificently restored mansion provides sumptuous accommodation to the most discerning of patrons. With only fourteen luxuriously and individually styled suites, Ellerman House is an exclusive, private retreat. Individual balconies have panoramic views across the Atlantic to Robben Island, and the skyline of Cape Town.
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