Round Up: Old. New. Borrowed. Blue
30 April 2019

Old. New. Borrowed. Blue

Here is our pre-Indaba update of exciting things now and ahead. Read about a safari to the Chocolate Islands, camp changes in East Africa, new images of new lodges in the Winelands, and a blue-sky perspective in the South Luangwa.
Do not miss rates for 2020 now available.

SOMETHING OLD: chocolate, an ancient food

São Tomé & Príncipe

The popular 7-NIGHT OFFER; now even sweeter...

Join the team at SUNDY PRAIA, as they host a set-departure CHOCOLATE SAFARI, highlighting the incredible journey of (fairtrade and sustainably sourced) chocolate from "tree to truffle".
  • DATE — 7 nights, starting 3 September 2019
  • RATE — € 3 495 per person sharing (Rack)
  • HOSTS — Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat & David Greenwood-Haigh, award-winning chocolatier.
Includes 7 nights accommodation, return flights between São Tomé & Príncipe, and all workshop activities | Max. 24 guests

SOMETHING NEW: camp changes at Chem Chem


When the camps reopen in May, there will be some fabulous new additions across the Chem Chem camps:
  • CHEM CHEM LODGE — wood framed mesh doors replace entrance zip doors and baths replaced with showers (now indoor & outdoor).
  • FOREST CHEM CHEM — new additional double tent. Camp now accommodates 8 adults & 2 children.
  • LITTLE CHEM CHEM — new gym tent coming soon.
  • PRIVATE VEHICLES — included in all bookings.
  • AVAILABILITY - There is still availability at Chem Chem for August, BOOK NOW to find space.
  • Stay 2/3 nights and receive complimentary arrival OR departure transfer from Arusha or Manyara airstrips.
  • Stay 4 or more nights and receive complimentary arrival AND departure transfers to/from Arusha and Manyara airstrips.
VALID: 1 September - 1 December 2019

SOMETHING BORROWED: photographer images

South Africa

NOT quite borrowed, but you can USE THESE.

Discover the perfect space in which to relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the Estate's vineyards and the valley beyond in one of the 6 new Superior Lodges at DELAIRE GRAFF LODGES AND SPA.

For those who would like to plan ahead; the 2020 rates are now available.

SOMETHING BLUE: up in the sky with microlight May


May is an exceptional time to observe the Luangwa from the sky. Book 4 nights at TAFIKA CAMP and receive a microlight flight with Luangwa Valley's legendary guide and REMOTE AFRICA SAFARIS owner and director, John Coppinger.

VALID: 7 -30 May | RACK: 4 nights @ US$ 2 325 pps, includes a microlight flight pp.

NB: Microlight flights will not be offered at any other time during the season.

2020 RATES

The 2020 rates are certainly being done on Africa time this year. We are not a full house yet, but here is the list of who has released 2020 rates:
  • Legendary Expeditions
  • Tanda Tula
  • Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
  • The Safari Collection
    2019 Sala's Camp
    2019 Sasaab
    2019 Solio Lodge
    2019 Giraffe Manor
  • Azura Retreats
    2019 Azura Benguerra Island
    2019 Azura Quilalea Private Island
  • Remote Africa Safaris
  • Chiawa Safaris
  • The Bushcamp Company
  • Wolwedans Premier Camps

We have a lot of very exciting developments in the pipeline at Classic Portfolio, so keeping reading our Monday Minute to keep up to speed with what we are up to.
Happy selling!

Sustainable Africa


2 DAYS TO GO! We have 25 privately owned hotels, lodges and camps in Africa - Classic members and partners - sharing on our stand.
We have 14 members attending We Are Africa. Machaba Safaris and Wolwedans are adjacent to our Classic Portfolio area.


Your perfect itinerary planning tool is our online portal showing availability across Classic Portfolio. Click on the country and start building unforgettable journeys.
This is by far the best snapshot of all you need to know across our hotels, lodges, jungle discoveries and island escapes. Please save the environment and do not print.

South Africa

WHAT WE LOVE: Many of our team are South African and we are all extremely passionate about the country, its people, wildlife and scenic beauty – who would not be with an office in the Cape winelands! But most of all we are proud of what South Africa has achieved and the challenges we have overcome. It is a country that has diversity as its hallmark. From lush forests, vast savannahs, beautiful beaches, arid semi-desert, dramatic mountain ranges to its cosmopolitan cities, ‘Big Five’ wildlife reserves, winelands, gourmet restaurants and colourful shanty towns: South Africa has all any visitor could ask for. Strong on adventure, sport, nature and wildlife, it is also a pioneer and global leader in responsible tourism.


Legendary Lodge

Legendary Lodge is one of a kind: it is a luxury property located on the outskirts of Arusha, set in a lush tropical garden surrounded by a working coffee farm. Enjoy inspiring views of Mount Meru from the privacy of your own garden cottage while their staff takes care of your every whim. Conveniently located, the lodge is a 10 minutes' drive from the Arusha Airport and 1 to 2 hours' drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport.  

Legendary Lodge offers the highest standard in accommodations and service. The ten one-bedroomed garden cottages and two-bedroomed Meru Cottage each have private verandahs and stunning views of Mount Meru that make for the perfect place to relax before or after a safari. The interiors have been designed with a unique blend of African style combined with Western comforts and old colonial luxury. Each ensuite cottage features comfortable split level living to include king size beds with mosquito nets, lounge with fireplace, satellite television, direct dial phone, broadband connection, complimentary mini-bar, fruit basket and coffee and tea station. The bathrooms have a vanity with double basins, bathtub, rain shower, separate toilet and the full range of amenities. Legendary Cottage features three ensuite bedrooms in a large and spacious home with beautiful indoor - outdoor flow, a beautiful garden and private swimming pool.

Indulge in gourmet meals served at the old farmhouse. Meal times are flexible and guests are accommodated at their convenience. Wake up calls are accompanied by freshly brewed coffee and tea along with a full English breakfast. Delicious lunches are followed by romantic candle-lit dinners, served with a selection of fine wines. The nearby recreation centre includes a fully equipped gym with aerobics studio, sauna, steam room, pool, tennis and squash courts as well as sports fields and a five-kilometre running track. Optional activities offered are a coffee tour, shopping at the nearby Cultural Heritage Center or an excursion to Arusha, Tarangire and Manyara National Parks or other nearby attractions. Legendary Spa offers a full range of professional services. After a long flight, ease your body into African time with a relaxing massage or reflexology treatment. After your safari, rehydrate your skin with a personalised face or body treatment. Whatever your pleasure, Legendary Lodge will ensure a truly legendary experience.