South Africa is about to take centre stage on a global scale with the 2010 FIFA World CupT kicking off in June. With three luxurious Red Carnation Hotels to choose from in South Africa you are invited to enjoy a dreamlike experience where guests stay an extra luxurious night, absolutely free until 30th September 2010!
Each of these unique award-winning hotels offer an extra night on all stays of at least four nights with our compliments when staying before or after the soccer frenzy (a few rooms are still available to book during the tournament too!). With an offer like this you might be tempted to visit them all and enjoy three very different experiences offered by this amazingly rich and diverse destination! Furthermore, Virgin Flying Club members travelling to South Africa and staying at a Red Carnation Hotel are also eligible to earn TRIPLE MILES.
The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa and The Oyster Box have both been nominated for special recognition at the World Travel Awards. If you’ve recently been a guest at either hotel we invite you to use your vote at http://www.worldtravelawards.com/nominees.
Cape Town always ranks amongst the world’s most exciting destinations for good reason, and with its unique setting cradled between the plunging mountains and the rolling sea, the recently refurbished Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa offers the perfect place to stay.
The view from the summit of Table Mountain is an absolute must-see. You can walk there in 2.5 hours – or just take the cable car! Kirstenbosch Gardens are also amazing – one of the great botanical gardens in the world.
The surfing is fantastic, there’s amazing mountain biking and superb sea kayaking. Or, for a real adrenalin rush, go face to face with the Great White Sharks (in a diving cage!) or jump off Lion’s Head with a qualified tandem paraglider pilot.
If you like to take life a little slower you’ll love the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront – a buzzing cosmopolitan centre offering a wealth of restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment. The Western Cape region is also something you cannot afford to miss. A picturesque drive away from the city it boasts some of the most beautiful vineyards in the world and some truly spectacular whale watching trips.
To book, please call +27 (0) 21 437 9000 and quote "RCH MORE", or book online here:
Durban offers a completely different South African experience to Cape Town, but one that’s equally enticing. The Oyster Box makes the perfect base from which to explore the very best of everything in Kwa Zulu Natal. Recently completely rebuilt, it debuted on Condé Nast Traveller magazine’s 2010 list of Hot Hotels and a Hot Spas.
You can explore the staggering natural wilderness of the Drakensberg Mountains, an area richly endowed with diverse fauna and flora. The &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is a premier ‘Big Five’ safari destination where you can see the elusive cheetah, the rare black rhino and lions. With world-class scuba diving and a World Heritage Site nearby, this is a remarkable safari destination with the perfect mix of beach and bush.
For those who enjoy history and heritage you can explore the legendary battlefield of the Boer and Zulu wars, plus discover the amazing way of life enjoyed by the fearsome local tribes.
If venturing a little further afield, Rocktail Bay offers the most unspoilt beaches in the whole of South Africa, including excellent scuba diving and snorkelling over superb coral reefs. It’s also a great place to see the rare Leatherback Turtles.
To book, please call +27 (0) 21 481 1860 and quote "RCH MORE",
Stay a little longer at The Oyster Box… Available for stays before 30 September 2010
This ecological oasis will show you yet another side of South Africa. Voted Best Hotel in the World 2009 (Travel + Leisure), Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat is the ideal refuge to set your spirit free in an environment where it can be healed and restored by the powerful forces of nature. The mystical energy, breathtaking beauty and timeless tranquillity from the wide open plains, majestic rock formations and crystal clear waterfalls, will reconnect you with your inner self and life’s true essence.
Recognised as a Natural Heritage Site, the reserve is nestled at the foothills of the magnificent Cederberg Mountains, 270km from Cape Town and is a malaria and predator free sanctuary for abundant flora and fauna, plus home to many ancient San rock art sites.
Invigorating outdoor activities include game drives, walking and hiking trails, mountain biking, fishing, archery, canoeing and swimming in clear, fresh rock pools. Or simply inhale the pure warm air, meditate by the pools, embrace the stillness and enjoy a wilderness journey to wellness with pampering and healing treatments inspired by ancient remedies and nature.
For a detailed and tailored quote for your stay we recommend you telephone direct on 27 (0) 21 481 1860 and quote "RCH MORE"