Elegant Places

Thursday, 8 December 2011

The Rose Bar at The Alphen Boutique Hotel

The new 'Rose Bar' overlooking an expansive landscaped garden and gorgeous pool is a lovely place to unwind this summer and enjoy summer cocktails. Situated at The Alphen Boutique Hotel in Constantia it is the latest, most exclusive and elegant of places.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Table Mountain - 7th Natural Wonder of the World

Table Mountain was recently voted as the 7th Natural Wonder of the World. With its natural floral kingdom out in full glory and spectacular views of Cape Town this is no surprise to see why. These pictures were taken on Monday, 28th November on a perfect summer's day. 

There are great hotels with views of Table Mountain. Here are some below:

Book with Elegant Places and get the best rates possible at these wonderful hotels.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Town & Country

Experience one of three dynamic hotels this holiday with two nights accommodation in Stellenbosch, Newlands or Cape Town.

D'Ouwe Werf Hotel

R1 850 per night

Enjoy two nights' accommodation at d'Ouwe Werf Hotel and dinner once during the stay at 1802 Restaurant with a Vinehopper excursion on one of the days of your stay.
Valid until 31 December 2011

Vineyard Hotel & Spa

R1400 for 2 nights

Enjoy a bonus night at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa. Pay for the first night and the second night is on us!
Applicable to Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Valid until 18 December 2011

The TownHouse Hotel & Conference Centre

R900 for 2 nights

Experience a weekend away in the Mother city. Stay two nights and pay for one night.
Applicable to Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights only.
Valid until 18 December 2011

Stay 2, Pay 1 at The Vineyard Hotel and the Townhouse Hotel or stay at D'Ouwe Werf and get dinner and vineyard excursions included. 


Dynamic Rates are available to get you the best daily rate per room.

Terms & Conditions Apply.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Bush Breaks with &Beyond

Experience world-class luxury in some of the most spectacular natural locations in the world that promises not only to capture your imagination, but to reawaken your soul. Your days will be filled with thrilling encounters and by night you will be entranced with luxury beyond your wildest dreams.

You get accommodation in en-suite air conditioned suites, game drives in open 4 x 4 safari vehicles with an experienced ranger and tracker as well as sundowner drinks, bush walks, three delicious meals daily, house wines, local brand spirits, beers and soft drinks, tea & coffee.

South African Residents only

R2 400 - R3 000

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge & Ecca Lodge
Ngala Safari Lodge & Tented Camp
Phinda Rock Lodge & Vlei Lodge, Forest & Mountain Lodge
Kirkman's Kamp
Exeter River Lodge & Dulini Lodge

South African and Namibian Residents only

NAD2 200

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

South African and Botswana Residents only

USD300 - USD600

Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge
Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp
Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp


Rates are quoted daily in ZAR, NAD and USD.

Valid from 1 - 14 December 2011. Terms & Conditions Apply.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Inspirational Stellenbosch - Onze Rust

The beautiful Onze Rust Guest House in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands offers a unique nature setting. It is the perfect place for you to relax and restore your inspiration. Gardens stretch over two hectares lawns with lots of trees and water.

In keeping with the Dutch name of Onze Rust, which means “our rest”, the owners have nurtured this serene and tranquil setting to create a place where you can relax and revive your inspiration.

Two guest houses, the Country House and the Victorian House, have been carefully restored and offer comfortable accommodation. Twenty people can be accommodated in 10 en-suite rooms that have extra-length beds and private entrances on to the verandahs overlooking the surrounding lawns and trees.

Click here to see Onze Rust Guest House

Rates for a Double Room are R490 & R625 for a Luxury Double Room per person sharing.

Pay for two nights and stay the third night FREE.

Valid throughout the year until Sept 2012. Terms & Conditions Apply.

Elegant Places is the travel partner for Southern Africa, showing you the 'gems' of where to stay. With relationships in the industry we've pre-negotiated rates with selected suppliers.

We'll tailor an itinerary that's perfect for you whilst you are in Southern Africa!

More Hotels

More Hotels is owned and managed by a family who take great pride in ensuring guests will have an experience filled with passion and personality. With them you will experience something unique and inspired, leaving you with incredible memories. They always seek to go the extra mile to ensure that each guest has the African adventure of a lifetime.


List of Hotels to choose from:

Lion Sands Private Game Reserve - Sabi Sand

Tinga Private Game Lodge – Kruger National Park

Madikwe Game Reserve

Combine your safari with a stay in Cape Town



Book three nights at any of the More Hotels Lodges and receive two nights free at either of the Cape Town Hotels.


Valid 1 Oct 2011 to 30 April 2013. Terms & Conditions Apply.

Elegant Places is the travel partner for Southern Africa, showing you the 'gems' of where to stay. With relationships in the industry we've pre-negotiated rates with selected suppliers.

We'll tailor an itinerary that's perfect for you whilst you are in Southern Africa!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Prince Charles and Camilla in South Africa

Queen Victoria's Crown
The Royal visit of The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall  to South Africa starts today.

Feel like royalty and stay in the regal Queen Victoria Hotel at the V&A Waterfront.

As part of the Newmark Hotels Group, the hotel has all the creature comforts one would expect.

The Queen Victoria Hotel is the jewel in the crown and their newest addition. You can also stay at the  The Victoria & Alfred Hotel, The Dock House Boutique Hotel or The Ambassador Hotel.

Book your place with Elegant Places, where we offer you exclusivity, luxury and pre-negotiated rates so that you get so much more.

Did you know: If Kate has a baby girl she may be the next Queen of England and may accede to the throne ahead of any younger brothers.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

World Design Capital 2014

Congratulations Cape Town!

Cape Town was announced the World Design Capital for 2014.  With so many great designers in Cape Town with a unique African style, we now have it in the bag to show the world what we can do.

Take a look at what some of our talent is achieving:

Turning Cape Town's shipping containers into schools
School desks designed for Africa
Seven Big Ideas to shape the future of African Cities

Our city is making headway to transform the African continent and doing things differently but creatively.

Click here to go to WDC2014.

Friday, 14 October 2011

New Find at Blombos Cave

A new archelogical find has been found at Blombos Cave, situated in a limestone cliff near Still Bay in the Southern Cape.

An ancient paint factory 100,000 years old gives insight into ancient beauty rituals and lets us modern day humans explore our roots.

Archelogists who are visiting the area can find some 'gem' accommodation and we'll show you where.

On your way from Cape Town, stay at De Hoop Nature Reserve 'the jewel of the Western Cape', where there is something for everyone:
While you are there, you can see southern right whales that come specifically to these shores to breed.

Explore the natural wonders on the area & book your place with Elegant Places.

Mail & Guardian

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Steenberg "Wine & Whale Package"

The Steenberg Hotel is situated in the beautiful Constantia Valley on the Cape’s oldest wine farm, twenty minutes from the centre of Cape Town. It’s carefully restored buildings date back to 1682, and have been declared National Monuments. The hotel’s restaurant, Catharina’s, has earned a reputation of one of Cape Town’s best.

Package include:

  • 5 star Standard Luxury Room for 2 persons sharing for 3 nights
  • ½ Day Private Constantia Winelands Tour per person during stay – including a private winetasting  with a wine steward at Steenberg
  • Full Day Private Hermanus Whale Watching Tour per person during stay
  • 1 x 3 course Set Menu dinner per person in Catharina’s Restaurant on the evening of your arrival
  • Free transfers to restaurants and shops within 5km radius
VALID  01 September 2011   -   31 October 2011

Rate per person sharing per 3 night package                    R7 000.00

Terms & Conditions Apply*

With relationships in the industry we bring you all this with the latest deals in mind. So, that you still get the most elegant places with more than you’d expect.

Click here to take you to www.elegantplaces.co.za

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Summer Special...

Diemersfontein Wine & Country Estate is well-known for hosting the funfilled Pinotage-on-Tap Festival, to launch their new vintage, each year. This gorgeous guest house accommodation is perfect for a summer retreat within the tranquil setting of the Cape winelands.

Now currently running a Summer special. This includes the following:
  • Two people sharing
  • Two nights stay-over
  • Including breakfast & wine tasting  
Available from 1 October 2011 to end March 2012.  
Garden Suites and Bluegum Only. On a first come, first serve basis. 

All inclusive price of R1 399
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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Cape Town Grand Prix ...

Cape Town is South Africa's most popular tourist destination. With the background of Table Mountain, Cape Town would be the perfect location to host the Grand Prix in Africa.

The concept is a street circuit through Three Anchor Bay, Mouille Point and Green Point. The proposed Green Point Circuit is parallel to any of the other international street circuits of Circuit de Monaco, Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore, Albert Park in Melbourne, Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal and Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.

Just imagine staying at one of these luxury hotels with the Grand Prix on your doorstep:

La Splendida Luxury Suites
Dock House Boutique Hotel
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Queen Victoria Hotel
Romney Park

Book now for 2014. It may seem a long way off but be first to get your track-side seat.

Friday, 9 September 2011

An Idyllic Island...

 Azura blends modern chic with all that is traditional Mozambique.

Azura is the area’s first luxury eco-boutique retreat. Built entirely by hand in partnership with the local community, it has beautiful villas, each with their own private pools stretching out to the Indian Ocean and beyond. Designed for the ultimate undiscovered getaway.

Sparkling turquoise seas, criss-crossed by local dhows plying their trade. Swaying palms, gentle breezes. Sunny days and star studded nights.

With two stunning resorts - Benguerra Island and the brand new Quilalea Private Island (opening November 2011), this is Azura Mozambique.

2 for 1 Special

Valid for February and March 2012 of 7 nights or longer.
Applies to beach, luxury and infinity beach villas / sunrise villas .

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

What a View...

The higher you climb the better the view. And what a view at The Clarendon Bantry Bay...

As you walk in you are presented with piping hot chocolate and cool sea breezes. The lines are clean and sophisticated with an air of elegance. Stunning superior suites are spacious and comfortable that you can spend your entire summer holiday in.

With a short walk to the shores of clifton, put on your bikini & kikoy and head to the finest beaches in the world. The azure Atlantic and sparking shores beckons you to visit with the promise of a vacation of a lifetime.

Monday, 5 September 2011

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