[ROUND UP] Great news from Africa
23 September 2020

We are travel ready!

The moment we've been waiting for has finally arrived... as one of the last countries in Africa to open up, South Africa is celebrating the fact that we can warmly welcome international guests again from 1st October!

Throughout Africa, flights are arriving, safaris are back on track and the smiles all round are broader than ever! There's a buoyant and positive energy here, as our Members are bouncing back strongly with new bookings and looking forward to getting back into the swing of safaris.

2020 is not over!

Book a safari across our Portfolio for the balance of this year.

COMMITTED & STRONG

We have a strong Portfolio of carefully selected Members providing the best guest experiences, we are committed to you our trade partners and we have adapted to the changing business environment.

NEW BOOKINGS: DEPOSIT & PAYMENT POLICIES
Majority of our Members have adapted to be more flexible by implementing a REFUNDABLE Commitment Fee due to confirm a booking, with full payment due at 45 days prior to guest arrival.

In special circumstances the Member may consider POSTPONEMENT of a booking to 12 months in advance if travel is cancelled 45 days or less prior to arrival due to a COVID-19 related issue – further lockdown, no flights, guest not allowed to board a flight, guest falls ill due to COVID-19 and unable to travel.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not have a blanket T&C approach across our Portfolio, please enquire for 2021 rates plus booking terms.

GUEST STAY: COVID POLICIES
We have updated infographics for each camp on what COVID-19 safety actions have been put in place as they reopen. Having travelled for the past 16 weeks I can assure you that while COVID-19 compliance is necessary it has not negatively impacted the guest experience.

PLEASE NOTE: On our WEBSITE, in the rates section per member, we have uploaded their COVID-19 protocols.
ENQUIRE: 2021 Rates & Updated Booking Terms

OUR TRUSTED MEMBERS

12 Countries.15 Members. 60 Camps, Lodges and Villas
Just in case you need a reminder, here is our list of CLASSIC PORTFOLIO Members:

SOUTH AFRICA NAMIBIA BOTSWANA & ZIMBABWE MOZAMBIQUE ZAMBIA REPUBLIC OF CONGO & CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC SÃO TOMÉ & PRÍNCIPE TANZANIA KENYA SEYCHELLES
CONTACT US: Suggested Itineraries

WORLD RHINO DAY

Today, 22nd September, we celebrated World Rhino Day and we applaud the passionate and unrelenting work done across our Portfolio, especially by the teams KWANDWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE and MARATABA CONSERVATION CAMPS who are active in rhino conservation. This week, within both these reserves, guests have been able to join the conservation teams and become active participants in the preservation and protection of both black and white rhinos.

At MARATABA CONSERVATION CAMPS, we are successfully running the inaugural Rhino Conservation Week (21-27 September) where all guests are able to take part in notching, DNA collection and foot collaring (for monitoring and tracking purposes).

My girls and I have had the most amazing 16-week adventure exploring across South Africa. My love and passion for Africa and her resilient people has only intensified during this time. Across Classic Portfolio, we look forward to sharing life-changing experiences with you and your future guests.
Warmest regards
Suzanne
Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
OWNER, Classic Portfolio

Mozambique

WHAT WE LOVE: Besides the fact that most of our team are beach fanatics and keen scuba divers, we love the fact that Mozambique is still rather undiscovered. Our Portfolio includes two amazing beach escapes: the Bazaruto Archipelago and the northern Quirimbas Archipelago. Visitors who combine a safari with the more commercial beaches of Mauritius have no idea on how much they are missing out. Mozambique is renowned for its relaxed, tropical atmosphere and exceptionally friendly people, but by far its biggest draw cards are its expansive beaches, secluded islands and spectacular marine life. With a history of limited coastal development combined with beautiful beaches and amazing numbers of whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, turtles, coral fish and reefs. The setting for this experience is hard to beat.

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Kwandwe Uplands Homestead

Uplands Homestead strikes a perfect mix between the genteel and the wild. The elegant and refined interiors, with their damask linens, antique silver and porcelain, create the ideal foil for the rugged bushveld and wildlife outside. Furnished with authentic antiques and memorabilia reminiscent of a stately Settler home from the 1820s, stylish modern comforts have been added, such as exquisitely appointed bathrooms, air conditioning, private verandas for each suite and a contemporary farmstyle kitchen. There is also a full size swimming pool and gazebo set amongst rolling lawns, surrounded on all sides by sweeping slopes decorated with hundreds of aloes.

The heart of any farmhouse is its kitchen, and Uplands is no exception. With its wrought iron chandeliers and modern catering equipment cleverly represented as traditional cookware, the Uplands kitchen is the Homestead’s quaint and welcoming core. Your dedicated, skilled chef will create both old family favourites and sumptuous new dishes to inspire and delight. Meals are served in the dining area, where friends and family gather to share the day’s adventures. Plush chairs in the sitting room invite hours of relaxation, while the green lawns and sparkling pool create a perfect outlet for youthful energy.

Three suites with private bathrooms combine modern comfort with old-fashioned luxury and attention to detail. Antique mirrors, claw-foot bathtubs and yellowwood chests and wardrobes blend seamlessly with air-conditioning, in-room safes and other modern conveniences. Your dedicated 4x4 safari vehicle and private guide/ranger awaits outside, ready at any time to take you on a voyage of discovery through Kwandwe’s wild open spaces and return you to the warmly lit comfort of your Home away from Home.

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