[OPEN SKIES] Fly me to the moon... Or anywhere, in fact!
16 November 2020

 

And let me find a place to cocoon, heal and restart.

We are absolutely OVERJOYED with last night's announcement that South Africa is open to international travel! This is the final piece in the COVID re-opening puzzle and getting to Southern Africa is no longer as daunting as launching a spaceship: the red list has been scrapped, ALL international visitors are welcome with a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours.

There couldn't be a better time to escape at one of our private villas in South Africa, or book a safari under the endless blue skies of Namibia and Botswana. To celebrate, we have introduced amazing cocoon offers for longer stays.

And YES, you do not even need to check, we have space!
From villas and tents to rooms and suites, this Festive Season we are open and looking forward to welcoming last minute bookings. But act fast, as today we have had bumper interest with new enquires.

We have been busy for the past few weeks preparing for the opening of borders so please read on below for important updates.

LA CLÉ DES MONTAGNES

SOUTH AFRICA: FRANSCHHOEK
RATES: from R 4,500 per room or R 13,000 per villa
  • LA CLE LIFE: The Lodge will be reopening on 16 November on a per-room basis while the four villas are available for exclusive-use bookings.
  • NEW COLONIAL villa has been rechristened DOMAIN. Multi-generational families have loved escaping here during lockdown for a healing retreat with plenty of swims and delicious meals together.
  • GRANGE villa now has additional beds in the loft for children (it may sleep an additional four children), making it ideal for two or three families as it now sleeps 6-10.
  • NEW interim WEBSITE with easy navigation which differentiates between the rooms and villas with clear descriptions of each.
LONG STAY SPECIAL OFFERS
  • NEW LA CLÉ COCOON: Stay for 14 nights or more and save 35% off (applies to new villa bookings only). Valid ALL year.
  • STAY LONGER: Stay 5 nights or longer and save 25% in rooms or villas (valid 11 January 2021 to 19 December 2021).

 

 

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

KWANDWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

SOUTH AFRICA: EASTERN CAPE
RATES: from R 10,370 per person or R 44,330 per villa
  • 5 OPTIONS: A malaria-free, family friendly gem with two lodges on a per-room basis and three exclusive safari villas.
  • NEW GALPIN TENTED CAMP: will be available on an exclusive basis from May 2021.
  • LONG STAY LIFE: Excellent WiFi for parents who need to work from time to time and great kid's programmes.
LONG STAY SPECIAL OFFERS
  • Stay 4 or 5 nights and receive 10% off accommodation.
  • Stay 6 or 7 nights and receive 15% off accommodation.
  • Stay 8 nights or longer and receive 25% off accommodation.
  • These special offers are valid all year.

TANDA TULA SAFARIS

SOUTH AFRICA: TIMBAVATI, GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
RATES: from R 7,560 per person or R 20,160 for exclusive use camps
  • 3 CAMPS: Safari Camp on a per person basis, Field Camp and Nkhari Homestead both exclusive use options.
  • NEW DYNAMIC RATES: Gone are the special offers, today we have the launch best available rates for Tanda Tula through their online rates and booking platform.
  • AGENT COMMISSION: Do not stress, your % commission remains intact and moves with the best rate.
ONLINE RATE CHECKER
  • Click through to find up to 40% dynamic rate savings.

WOLWEDANS

NAMIBIA: NAMIBRAND NATURE RESERVE
RATES: from NAD 7,465 per person
  • GETTING THERE: One of the safest countries to visit, Nambia is now easily accessible via South Africa on Airlink and FlyWestair and via Lufthansa and Ethiopian Airlines from the rest of the world.
  • WHY WOLWEDANS: Quite honestly this is my dream destination right now! Wide open landscape with sun, sand and solitude. This is truly the destination to cocoon, heal and restart.
  • EXCLUSIVE STAYS: Currently only Private Camp (minimum 4/maximum 6) and Mountain View Suite (minimum 2/maximum 8) are available on exclusive-use basis.
4 NIGHTS SUN, SAND & SOLITUDE
  • Save 25%: 4 nights from NAD 29 850 per person sharing.

MACHABA SAFARIS

BOTSWANA
RATES: from US$ 590 per person
Africa is not the problem. It's the solution. Vast open spaces, endless blue skies and sunshine are what we offer. It's time to let nature heal. Time to cocoon in exclusive villas stay. Time to recalibrate in Africa.

There's never been a better time to book a long stay in Africa: we're safe, we're ready. Thank you for supporting us!

 

Warmest regards
Suzanne
Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
OWNER, Classic Portfolio

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