Michelangelo Hotel (2013 Departures)
This 242-room hotel, built in the Renaissance style with interior pillars, porticos, and atriums, is conveniently situated in Nelson Mandela Square within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants. The hotel features two restaurants, a bar and lounge, Internet access, laundry and dry cleaning services, fitness center with sauna and steam bath, and indoor heated pool. All air-conditioned guest rooms have a private bath with hair dryer, safe, mini-bar, TV, and phone., 2 nights54 on Bath (2014 Departures)
Opened in 2012, the contemporary 54 on Bath hotel
is conveniently situated in the heart of Johannesburg’s trendy Rosebank suburb, within walking distance of boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries. The 75-room hotel features a restaurant, bar, and lounge; outdoor pool; spa treatments; and laundry and dry cleaning services. All air-conditioned guest rooms have a private bath with hair dryer, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, TV, and phone., 2 nightsThe Stanley and Livingstone at Victoria Falls
Situated on the 6,000-acre Nakavango Estate within the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve and just a 10-minute drive from the Falls, the elegant 16-suite Stanley and Livingstone at Victoria Falls offers a quiet retreat for visiting the Falls. Facilities of this Victorian-style boutique hotel include a restaurant and bar, private garden, sun deck, sun lounge, and outdoor pool just yards away from the bush and a watering hole visited by elephants, kudu, and other game. Individually decorated air-conditioned suites have private bath with hair dryer, separate bedroom, mini-bar, in-room safe, patio overlooking the garden, TV, and phone.
3 nightsChobe Marina Lodge
Chobe National ParkChobe Marina Lodge
is situated on the south bank of the Chobe River, a short distance from the entrance of Chobe National Park. Along with extensive gardens containing a variety of wildlife, the well-situated 60-room lodge features such amenities as two restaurants, riverside bar, and poolside bar; tennis court; beauty salon and spa with massage treatments; outdoor pool; and Internet access (at a fee). Air-conditioned guest rooms, all with private patios overlooking the river and gardens, have private bath with hair dryer, mosquito netting, in-room safe, tea- and coffee-making facilities, mini-bar (stocked on request), TV, and phone., 3 nightsRoyal Zambezi Lodge
Lower Zambezi National Park
This recently built (April 2007) luxury lodge sits on the banks of the vast Zambezi at one of its broadest points, bordering the Lower Zambezi National Park and within a protected Game Management Area. Combining creature comforts and elegant hospitality with an unspoiled wilderness experience, the 14-room lodge offers an open-plan dining room and lounge, copper-roofed verandah, wide decks, campfire, outdoor pool, spa facilities, and afternoon tea. Game viewing activities include open-vehicle game drives, night drives, bush walks, boat safaris, and birding, as well as fishing and canoeing. Individual chalets with thatched roofs, positioned for optimal game viewing, have en suite bathroom and private verandahs.
3 nightsSouthern Sun Ridgeway (2013 Departures – Day room)
Set amidst landscaped gardens, the Southern Sun Ridgeway
is a short drive from Lusaka’s city center and the airport. The 155-room hotel’s amenities include a restaurant and terrace bar, gym, outdoor pool, gifts shop, and Internet access. Tastefully decorated air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, tea- and coffee-making facilities, in-room safe, TV, and phone. (Day room)Radisson Blu Lusaka (2014 Departures– Day room)
Fully renovated in 2012, the Radisson Blu Lusaka
is situated a short drive from Lusaka’s city center and the airport. The 142-room hotel’s amenities include a restaurant, poolside bar and bar/lounge; fitness center; outdoor pool; and gift shop. Tastefully appointed guest rooms are air-conditioned and have private bath with hair dryer, complimentary Wi-Fi access, TV, and phone. (Day room)One & Only Cape TownOPTIONAL POST-TOUR EXTENSION
Standing in the heart of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the crescent-shaped One & Only Cape Town provides stunning views of Table Mountain. Combining cosmopolitan décor and traditional African accents, the hotel offers two restaurants and bar, spa with massage treatments, Fitness Center, Internet access, and outdoor pool. The 131 air-conditioned rooms have private bath with hair dryer, tea- and coffee-making facilities, in-room safe, mini-bar, TV, and phone.