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
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SOMETHING NEW: camp changes at Chem Chem

Tanzania

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.
NEW: FREE TRANSFER OFFER
  • 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
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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.
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SOMETHING BLUE: up in the sky with microlight May

Zambia

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:
2020 RATES COMPLETED
2020 RATES COMING SOON
  • Legendary Expeditions
    2019
  • Tanda Tula
    2019
  • Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
    2019
  • 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
    2019
  • Chiawa Safaris
    2019
  • The Bushcamp Company
    2019
  • Wolwedans Premier Camps
    2019

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!

Suzanne
Sustainable Africa

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Seychelles

1500km east of mainland East Africa lies an archipelago of 115 islands collectively known as Seychelles. The outer islands, with a land area of 220 km2 make up almost half of the land area of Seychelles and 2% of its population. These outer islands comprise 9 important bird areas, the largest population of giant tortoises, nesting grounds for turtles, over 180 bird species, 320 species of coral, over 1000 fish species, spinner dolphins, humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales, melon-headed whales and even the elusive dugong.

Within the outer islands is the Alphonse Group, the coral islands of Alphonse, St Francois and Bijoutier, about 1 hour's flight and 250km from Mahé. Just over 1000 km southwest of Mahé you find the Aldabra Group, including Cosmoledo and Astove Atolls. An atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef including a coral rim that encircles a lagoon partially or completely. There may be coral islands or cays on the rim. The coral of the atoll often sits atop the rim of an extinct seamount or volcano which has eroded or subsided partially beneath the water. The lagoon forms over the volcanic crater or caldera while the higher rim remains above water or at shallow depths that permit the coral to grow and form the reefs.

It is amidst this vast oceanic playground that you will find Blue Safari Seychelles.

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La Clé des Montagnes

The essence of La Clé des Montagnes lies not only within the exceptional attention to detail, exquisite finishes, and superb location but also in the breadth of experience.

Discover a sense of tranquility, space, taste, and style with the lifestyle of Franschhoek, made manifest at La Clé. Amidst vines and mountains is an experience to be savoured at La Clé Village and Lodge.

With a team of chefs, the cuisine is dynamic and fresh, from local-style 'braais' to laden breakfast tables, personalised picnics, private dining and select Shared Table evenings. Soak up the valley and enjoy a truly memorable stay in the heart of Franschhoek.

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