Monday, January 4, 2010

Two Oceans Marathon Package April 1 to April 5, 2010 56Km, 21Km, 5K

NEW FOR 2010
Known as the world’s most beautiful marathon, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon covers a distance of 56km (35 miles) and takes place every year in Cape Town on Easter Saturday (dates: 3 April 2010)

Contact Corrinne 949-292-0532
 
The route is renowned for its spectacular scenery and views of crystal clear oceans, majestic mountains and vibrant supporters. Traditionally the route takes runners along the Cape Peninsula next to the ocean, over the world-famous Chapman’s Peak Drive into the seaside town of Hout Bay, up over Constantia Nek and through the forests to the finish at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in Rondebosch.  The year 2009 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Two Oceans Marathon and the number of entrants has grown to over 20,000.
Basic Package Includes:
4 Nights Accommodations
Round-Trip Airport Transfers
Breakfast
Transfers to/from race
Commemorative Sports Bag
Half-Day Table Mountain and City Tour
Optional Race Entry (additional cost)
Package cost per person
4* Townhouse Hotel
A premier hotel situated on a quiet corner in the centre of Cape Town, walking distance to many of the historical attractions and restauants. A short drive to V & A Waterfront and approx 20 minutes drive to the race start / finish. The hotel has earned a fine reputation for comfort and outstanding friendly service at excellent prices. Very popular.
Double Room: $530 per person     Single: $652


3* Protea Breakwater Lodge *Free Pasta Dinner the night before the race
Perfectly positioned in the heart of the V & A Waterfront, minutes from many eateries and entertainment centres, approx 20 minutes drive to the race start/finish (see transfer prices below). Once a 19th century prison the hotel provides comfortable and affordable accommodation that overlooks Cape Town harbour and Table Mountain. Suitable for budget conscious travellers who want to be situated in the V & A Waterfront.
Standard Double Room: $599 per person     Standard Single: $815
Superior Double Room:  $650 per person     Superior Single: $920


4* Vineyard Hotel & Spa
This deluxe hotel is situated in six acres of attractive landscaped parkland, in the residential suburb of Newlands. Ideally situated walking distance from the race start / finish areas. Originally built by Lady Anne Barnard in 1799, the Vineyard Hotel & Spa has spectacular views of the forested slopes of Table Mountain. Guests can relax at the heated outdoor and indoor swimming pool, adjoined by a fitness centre and the international Angsana Spa (pre booking essential). Excellent value for money for the traveller looking for relaxation and superior accommodation.
$675 per person sharing a double room - Courtyard facing room
$905 per person single room - Courtyard facing room

$845 per person sharing a double room - Mountain facing room
$1020 per person single room - Mountain facing room
OPTIONAL TOURS FROM CAPE TOWN BEFORE OR AFTER THE RACE

FULL DAY CAPE PENINSULA TOUR (SC1) – $115 per person
Bring your camera and plenty of film; we're headed for Cape Point at the south western tip of the Cape
Peninsula, and the most spectacular views in the world. The drive there is just as inspiring, passing steep
mountains', secluded coves and sweeping beaches, as well as villages and fishing communities.
Our tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through the cosmopolitan suburb of
Sea Point and Camps Bay with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles, part of the Table Mountain range.
We'll continue to the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town's best-kept secrets. Here there is an
option to take a short boat trip to Duiker Island (for own account & time permitting) to view the Cape Fur
Seals, which inhabit the island. From here we travel to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, comprising over
17,300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here we can see a variety of wildlife that includes baboons,
rhebok, Cape Mountain zebra, bontebok and the elusive eland. The reserve is also one of the world's
largest breeding grounds for tortoises. Bird-watchers, too, will find many fine species to observe.
The majestic coastline offers drama worthy of being called "Nature's Greatest Show." We'll be able to see
the union of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans (as per legend), and may even feel the brisk wind that is
dubbed the "Cape Doctor" for its presumed curative powers. Following the coastline along False Bay, we'll
return to Cape Town by way of Simon's Town, where we visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (for
own account), Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg. Before our return, we'll stop at Kirstenbosch
National Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour of the beautiful gardens. We return to Cape Town,
passing the University of Cape Town, Rhodes Memorial and the Groote Schuur Hospital.
Departs daily at approx 09h00 and returns at approx 17h00

HALF DAY CAPE POINT (SC2) – $82 per person
Our tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through the cosmopolitan suburb of
Sea Point and Camps Bay with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles, part of the Table Mountain range.
From here we travel to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, comprising over 17,300 acres of indigenous fauna
and flora. Here we can see a variety of wildlife that includes baboons, rhebok, Cape Mountain zebra,
bontebok and the elusive eland. The reserve is also one of the world's largest breeding grounds for
tortoises. Bird-watchers, too, will find many fine species to observe.
The majestic coastline offers drama worthy of being called "Nature's Greatest Show." We'll be able to see
the union of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans (as per legend), and may even feel the brisk wind that is
dubbed the "Cape Doctor" for its presumed curative powers. Following the coastline along False Bay, we'll
return to Cape Town by way of the Simon's Town (optional, own account & time permitting visit to Penguin
colony), Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg. We return to Cape Town, passing the University of Cape
Town, Rhodes Memorial and the Groote Schuur Hospital.
Departs daily at approx 08h00 and returns at approx 12h30


Custom Extension Packages Available  upon request
Suggested Extensions:
4 Day Kruger Wildlife Experience
3-star Option
Accommodation in a 3-star Lodge with game walks and drives in Kruger National Park
Per Person Rate  $1140 USD  Single supplement $50

Kruger National Park, in South Africa is best known for the "Big Five" - Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino - and is truly the flagship of Africa and South Africa's game reserves. The Kruger National Park offers, you, the visitor, and an exceptional experience in Africa at its best. Much international acclaim has been accorded to the Kruger National Park, famous for its diversity of wildlife. The members of the Big Five reside here in spectacular abundance, and most visitors manage to observe at least one pride of Lions or herd of Elephants during their stay.

Timbavati Safari Lodge:
Timbavati Safari Lodge reaches the heart of traditional African adventure and hospitality. This is the African bush and wildlife experience that goes beyond the ordinary, but won't punch a buffalo-size hole in your budget. All chalets and rondawels are painted with unique Ndebele art work, all with, en suite bathroom facilities, spotless fittings and a glorious atmosphere of calm and privacy.

Included in the price
Accommodation, daily breakfast and dinner and 6 game drives, return transfers from OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg).

Day 1: Arrival at Timbavati Safari Lodge D
Arrival at Timbavati Safari Lodge just after lunch.
A sunset game drive is hosted by experienced rangers and trackers in open 4 x 4 safari vehicles.
Dinner at the lodge.

Day 2 & Day 3: Timbavati Safari Lodge BD, BD
Morning game drive
Breakfast
Sunset game drive
Dinner at the lodge
NOTE: Game Drives could also be substituted for game walks

Day 4: Departure B
After a last game drive and a scrumptious breakfast, we depart back to Johannesburg. End of package


4 Day Kruger Wildlife Experience
4-star Option
Accommodation in a 4-star luxury Lodge with game walks and drives in Kruger National Park
Per Person Rate  $1590 USD   Single Supplement $279 USD

Kruger National Park, in South Africa is best known for the "Big Five" - Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino - and is truly the flagship of Africa and South Africa's game reserves. The Kruger National Park offers, you, the visitor, and an exceptional experience in Africa at its best.
Much international acclaim has been accorded to the Kruger National Park, famous for its diversity of wildlife. The members of the Big Five reside here in spectacular abundance, and most visitors manage to observe at least one pride of Lions or herd of Elephants during their stay.

Arathusa Safari Lodge:
The African Safari is most often measured against "The Big Five" barometer. The Big Five is a group of animals including the lion, the leopard, the rhino, the elephant and the buffalo who earned their reputations as the most dangerous animals to be hunted on foot. The phrase "Big Five" was coined by hunters of yesteryear - before the advent of the photographic safari.
The traveller seeking the Big Five safari experience will certainly find it at Arathusa. With exceptional sightings of leopard (usually the most elusive of cats), lions and rhino in the field - a camera's viewfinder is continuously filled with close contact wildlife interactions. One need not leave the comfort of the camp to see massive herds of buffalo, and elephant families which gather at the water's edge.
No more than 20 guests are accommodated at Arathusa Safari Lodge. 10 thatched luxury suites each have a bathroom en-suite (with bath and separate indoor and outdoor showers), and a verandah for optimum enjoyment of the surrounding wilds. Twin rooms may also be arranged.
Fabrics are natural, the design simple and elegant.
Additional amenities include a mini bar (stocked with a selection of beverages), an electronic safe, hairdryer, air conditioning, mosquito net and tea/ coffee making facilities.
There are no telephones or televisions in the rooms at Arathusa. In keeping with the traditional safari experience, the bush is best experienced “al dente”. Guests are however able to make calls from the reception area, and to send or receive e-mails and faxes.

Included in the price
Accommodation, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, coffee, tea and juice and two daily game drives, return transfers from OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg).
 
Day 1: Arrival at Arathusa Safari Lodge LD
Arrival at Arathusa Safari Lodge just after lunch.
Late afternoon and evening game drives hosted by experienced rangers and trackers in open 4 x 4 safari vehicles.
Dinner at the lodge.

Day 2 & Day 3: Arathusa Safari Lodge BLD, BLD
Morning game drive
Breakfast
Leisure Time / game walks
Lunch
Leisure Time
Afternoon and evening game drive
Dinner at the lodge

Day 4: Departure B
After a last game drive and a scrumptious breakfast, we depart back to Johannesburg. End of package

4 Day Kruger Wildlife Experience
5-star Option
Accommodation in a 5-star luxury private Lodge with game walks and drives in Kruger National Park
Per Person Rate $2935 USD   Single supplement $780 USD

Kruger National Park, in South Africa is best known for the "Big Five" - Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino - and is truly the flagship of Africa and South Africa's game reserves. The Kruger National Park offers, you, the visitor, and an exceptional experience in Africa at its best.
Much international acclaim has been accorded to the Kruger National Park, famous for its diversity of wildlife. The members of the Big Five reside here in spectacular abundance, and most visitors manage to observe at least one pride of Lions or herd of Elephants during their stay.

Ulusaba Safari Lodge:
Ulusaba Safari Lodge is built along the banks of the dry Mabrak riverbed. The rooms are built 'tree house' style and you really get the feeling of being at the heart of life in the bush. Your room will provide fascinating views of the animals as they stroll past on their way to the nearby watering hole. Choosing Safari lodge as your base during your safari in South Africa allows you access to the host of facilities and activities on offer at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve. Whether you prefer a walking safari in the wilderness, attending discussions on birds and animals you will see during your safari in South Africa or playing board games whilst sipping fine South African wines, at Safari Lodge you can have it all. Safari Lodge is a luxurious and extremely romantic accommodation option for those looking to enjoy a safari in South Africa at one of the most acclaimed safari options - staying at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve.


Included in the price
Accommodation, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, local beverages, coffee, tea and juice and two daily game drives, return air charters from OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg).

Day 1: Arrival at Ulusaba LD
Arrival at Ulusaba in time for lunch.
Late afternoon and evening game drives hosted by experienced rangers and trackers in open 4 x 4 safari vehicles.
Dinner at the lodge.

Day 2 & Day 3: Ulusaba BLD, BLD
Morning game drive
Breakfast
Leisure Time
Lunch
Leisure Time
Afternoon and evening game drive
Dinner at the lodge

Day 4: Departure B
After a last game drive and a scrumptious breakfast, you will be taken to the lodges airstrip for your charter flight back to Johannesburg. End of package

Victoria Falls Extension - Please contact us for cost


Contact Corrinne 949-292-0532