South Africa Suggestions

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Apr 3rd, 2005, 02:09 PM
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South Africa Suggestions

I'm looking at booking a two week trip to South Africa for my Honeymoon...any suggestions for itineraries? Of course I'd like to see some wildlife and taste some wine and any other must see sites...but I'm not sure how to best setup a trip to incorporate them all.
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Apr 4th, 2005, 11:18 AM
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My wife and I had the most amazing honeymoon last year. We spent 4 nights at the "Beau Rivage Hotel" in Mauritius Island (the most impecable service we have ever had. Simply fantastic and unforgetable!). Then, we went to Capetown for 3 nights and ended up our trip on a game drive in Mala Mala Main Camp.

Beau Rivage in Mauritius and Mala Mala were expensive. We wanted to pamper ourselves but definitely there are other nice and more afordable options like the savanna lodge (my sister stayed there a few years ago and she liked it http://www.savannalodge.com/)

The Holiday Inn Waterfront in Capetown has an excelent location, it is within walking distance from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and it is an inexpensive option. The hotel is new, our room was small but confortable and nice. In Capetown you should definitely go to Table Mountain, Cape Point (Cape of Good Hope - it is an amazing place!). On the way to Cape Point we had lunch at a restaurant called the "Black Marlin" viewing the Indian Ocean. Also on the way, we stopped at "Simonīs Town" and "Constantia" (the oldest Southafrican vineyard)

Below I am attaching some interesting links.

BEAU RIVAGE MAURITIUS
http://www.mauritius.com/BeauRivage/gallery.asp#verytop
http://www.dreammauritius.com/cgi-bi..._Rivage_Resort
http://www.kodaktravel.com/mauritius_07.html


HOLIDAY INN WATERFRONT
http://cybercapetown.com/HolidayInn-Waterfront/#gallery

MALA MALA
http://www.malamala.com/campbsh.htm
http://www.malamala.tv/diary.htm

HAVE A NICE TRIP !!
Arthur
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Apr 4th, 2005, 11:29 AM
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To complete the information of my previous email: we had an amazing brazilian guide ( I am brazilian myself) who lives in south africa for 15 years and knows a lot of places and history. He speaks english, portuguese and some spanish. He rent the car and picked us up at the hotel around 9am and drove us to many places until 8pm. The 200 USD he charged was completely worth it. He is a very polite guy and I would recommend him. His email address is: [email protected]
His name is Jose Roberto Brites.

Po Box 557-Melkbos 7441
Cape Town-South Africa
Ph/fax +27 021 553 2196
cellul +27 083 415 2196

I forgot to mention that in Capetown you should visit Camps Bay, which is a fantastic place to have lunch/dinner and lay down at the sun.

Regards,
Arthur
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