June 26, 2007

Castleburn - South Africa

Castleburn Resort - Drakensberg - South Africa

Nestled among the foothills of the southern Drakensberg, this scenic mountain resort offers the ideal getaway for those in search of nature’s beauty and peace. With Lake Madingofani at its feet, Castleburn lures eland, reedbuck and numerous bird species to this peaceful setting.

The architecturally designed cottages were thatched and built with hand-hewn local stone, to stand inconspicuous against their natural milieu. There are studio 4-sleepers, 1 bedroom 4-sleepers, 3 bedroom 6-sleepers or 2 bedroom 6-sleepers.
Each cottage has a comfortable lounge, dining room, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and braai area on the patio. There are heating systems in the bedroom and bathrooms and a stone fireplace for extra comfort and atmosphere. Some units even have a jacuzzi.

Nearby activities
Examine the splendour of the indigenous fauna and flora, cosseted in the nearby Natal Parks Board Nature Reserve. Join up with the Giant's Cup Hiking trail that passes through Castleburn or make a journey to the little town of Underberg, 30km away. There is also a golf course 25 km from Castleburn.

Experience the Drakensberg and Castleburn with Lathita Expeditions.

June 21, 2007

Whale Rock House - South Africa

Whale Rock Lodge - Hermanus - South Africa

One of the most beautiful buildings in Hermanus, Whale Rock Lodge, with its shining white façade, glowing woodwork and thick heavy thatch, framed in rolling lawns, has an air of welcome, of warmth and of well-being that will not disappoint you. Whale Rock is a perfect base from which to explore the area. Our personal attention will provide you with absolute luxury, comfort and tranquillity.

Whale Rock Lodge have 11 en-suite rooms – 3 with king size beds, 2 with queen size beds and 6 with three-quarter twin beds. All 11 rooms have full bathrooms with bath and separate shower. All the rooms are equipped with TV & MNet, fans, telephones, hairdryers, heaters, clock radios and electric blankets. Each room has a sitting area and a separate entrance onto the garden.

Whale Rock is 3km from the centre of the village, 6km from the Hermanus Golf Club and 15km from Arabella Golf Club. Hermanus is a wonderful year-round holiday destination – blessed by a magnificence of mountain and sea, endless beaches and incomparable cliff paths from which to view the Southern Right whales who visit our shores between July and December. The Walker Bay Wine Wander boasts famous vineyards and there are great expanses of fynbos and vast varieties of birdlife.

June 13, 2007

The Elephant House - Addo Elephant National Park

The Elephant House - Addo - Malaria Free Eastern Cape

The Elephant House is an exclusive 9 bedroomed lodge situated near the Addo Elephant National Park in the fertile sun-drenched Sundays River Valley.
The wide verandas (filled with comfortable sofas) forming a series of courtyards are a defining feature, while the décor at Elephant House evokes colonial & African images and is furnished with the owners' private collection of antiques, Persian rugs and Africana art. The 9 spacious bedrooms open onto courtyards & private verandas.
The chef serves lovely light poolside lunches and after “sundowners” a memorable three course candlelit dinner is prepared with flair and personal attention.

After a safari, retreat back to the colonial luxury of The Elephant House – order an ice cold cocktail (we recommend a Bombay Sapphire G&T with Angostura bitters or another house specialty in Pimms No1!) and take a dip in one of the two swimming pools alternatively you may simply want to find a quiet corner in the gardens or one of the courtyards to put your feet up and relax with a good book. (After all, you are on holiday!)
In the high season (October to May), Monday to Friday Tobeka Gana, our in- house masseur is able to offer our guests a complimentary pampering session in her purpose built “treatment room and boma”
Full body massages - Manicures & Pedicures - Indian Head Massages - Sports massages
The kitchen prepares lovely light lunches on the terrace or beside one of the pools, and in the evenings , after a sundowner, sit down to a delicious three course dinner prepared by our chefs using the very best of local produce.

Experience Addo with Lathita Expeditions.

June 05, 2007

Garden Route Honeymoon at Hunter's Country House.

Hunter's Country House - Plettenburg Bay - South Africa

Hunter's is an exclusive family owned retreat, set in the heart of the magnificant Garden Route of the Western Cape. Situated 10km west of South Africa's premier restort town of Plettenberg Bay with it's endless golden beaches, and 20km east of the lagoon town of Knysna, the hotel is surrounded by rich indigenous forests and framed by the majestic Tsitsikamma mountains.

The gracious, original homestead is reminiscent of the traditional country architecture of the region. In the extensive gardens surrounding the manor house are 23 luxurious guest suites, each one individually decorated and designed for the absolute comfort and privacy that one would expect from a 'Relais & Chateaux' property.

Experience Romance at on the Garden Route with Lathita Expeditions.

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June 01, 2007

The Commodore - Cape Town Accommodation

Luxury Accommodation at The Commodore in Cape Town.

Cape Town, arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world, hosts one of our finest hotels - The Commodore. With its nautical theme, superb service and some magnificent views of the harbour and Table Mountain, The Commodore provides an unforgettable experience.

The Commodore offers 168 elegantly furnished Superior Rooms, 57 Business Class Rooms, 10 First Class Suites and 1 Imperial Suite, all assuring comfort, quality and luxury at all times.

The discerning guest seeking relaxation and privacy will find himself comfortably accommodated in one of the elegantly furnished First Class Suites, where he can unwind in the spacious lounge or enjoy a private meal in the stylish dining area.

All rooms have individual air conditioning, television, tea/coffee making facilities, bathroom with bath, shower and toilet, direct dialling phones, electric razor plugs, hair dryers, TV with DStv and 24-hour room service.

Book your Cape Town Accommodation with Lathita Expeditions.