Explore Southern Africa in style ... from the Western Cape to Northwest Province
Join us on an exhilarating adventure across South Africa – from the lush valleys of Montagu in the Western Cape, to the small resort town of Hartbeespoort in the North West Province that is nestled between the slopes of the Magaliesberg Mountain and the banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam. Enjoy a luxury train journey, five-star dining, the abundant wildlife and exquisite bushveld sunsets. This is what dreams are made of !
Jan Harmsgat Country House
Make your way to Montagu and Jan Harmsgat Country House.
This beautiful 5 star guest farm was established in 1723 and is situated in a lush mountainous belt, surrounded by fruit, nut and olive orchards. The 680 hectare farm is yours to explore and is also home to indigenous wildlife such as Springbok, Ostrich, Grey Rheebok and Black Wildebeest.
A wonderful breakfast is included in your overnight stay. Guests also have the option of enjoying lunch and dinner at the restaurant which takes pride in using fresh, locally grown produce and preparing many ingredients by hand, such as pasta. You will of course be invited to taste the wine! Dinner is booked for the day of your arrival. Should you wish to stay for dinner on other nights, you are welcome to arrange this with the friendly staff.
R60 District Bonnievale/Drew
Tel +27 79 207 0777
Once the home of Cape Town’s first mayor, John Parker, this ten-room guesthouse is famous for being the most highly rated B&B in central Cape Town many years in a row. Each room has its own unique eclectic style, decorated with items collected from all over the world during the travels of the owners, Phil and Liz.
Be sure to catch their breakfasts, served either in the garden under the blossom of the orange tree in the summer or in the in the dining room in front of a roaring wood fire in the colder months.
3 Carstens Street, Tamboerskloof
Tel +27 21 424 6445
From Parker Cottage you will be transported by their driver to Cape Town Station, departure point of the Rovos Rail. You need to be at the station no later than 10h00 for an 11h00 departure, so your driver will be at Parker Cottage at 09h30.
Known to be the most luxurious railway in the world, the Rovos rail boasts with five-star cuisine and a selection of South African wines. This magnificent newly rebuilt train, that can carry approximately 72 passengers, will transport you back to an era of African exploration.
You will be accommodated in the luxurious Pullman cabin for the journey to Pretoria. A rental car will be waiting for you upon your arrival at Pretoria Railway Station. Make your way to Stirling Manor.
Tel +27 21 421 4020
Stirling Manor Boutique Guesthouse
This wonderful boutique guesthouse provides an up-market five star European stay in the heart of South Africa.
The guesthouse has sweeping views of the Hartbeespoort Dam and is well situated in terms of other attractions around the area including the Elephant Sanctuary, De Wildt Cheetah Sanctuary and Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safari’s.
Make your way in your rental vehicle to Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge for your final four nights.
Tel +27 12 253 2532
Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge
This beautiful Safari lodge is located in the Madikwe Game Reserve, along the border of South Africa and Botswana. Madikwe is one of the few malaria-free reserves in this area. Each of the living areas has its own unique characters and provides guests with stunning views of the area. Here you can do open vehicle game drives, stargazing, swimming, bush dining and birding.
Upon checkout, make your own way in your rental vehicle to O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg for your flight home.
Tel +27 11 234 6500
Stay at Fair Trade in Tourism accredited guesthouses and community-owned lodges in Madikwe Game Reserve