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Additional Property Updates

13/06/2019:

More property updates we have received recently.

ACCOMMODATION – SOUTH AFRICA

Majeka House (Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands) will be closed for the South African winter period from 21 June 2020 until 24 July 2020.

Garden Route Game Lodge (Albertinia, Garden Route) recently received a 4-star grading due to upgrades and additions made to the property. New additions include a new spa and a new reception area.

The Potting Shed (Hermanus, South Africa) will be closed as of 16 May 2019 and is scheduled to re-open on 13 June 2019.

Villa Castollini (Knysna, Garden Route) will be closed as of 28 June 2019 and is scheduled to re-open 21 July 2019.

Milkwood Manor on Sea (Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route) has permanently closed its restaurant, Lemon Grass Seaside Restaurant, as of 01 May 2019.

The Fancourt Hotel & Estate (George, South Africa) will be undergoing the following refurbishments and upgrades:

  • The Manor House and Henry White’s (restaurant) will be closed for refurbishments from 24 May 2019 to 04 June 2019, 08 June 2019 to 20 June 2019 and 24 June 2019 to 28 June 2019.
  • Extensive refurbishments will be made to room 301 – 306 and 308 – 3083 from 08 June 2019 to 29 July 2019. All remaining 300 series rooms from 24 June 2019 to 23 August 2019.
  • The Kingfisher Suite will undergo extensive refurbishments from 16 May 2019. The disruption will be limited as the area will be serviced from the back of the conference centre. There may be some noise for guests breakfasting in La Cantina after 08h00 and functions within the Conference Centre. Refurbishments are scheduled to be completed by 01 July 2019.
  • During the winter months the terrace outside the Club Lounge will be re-tiled, dates are still to be confirmed. During this time the Club Lounge will be closed and Monet’s will serve as the hotel bar, offering the same operating hours.

Woodall Country House (Addo, Eastern Cape) will be closed as of 12 may 2019 and is scheduled to re-open on 14 June 2019.

Addo Elephant Lodge and Safaris (Addo, Eastern Cape) is currently undergoing renovations and is scheduled to re-open in September 2019.

Important Announcement: Newmark Hotels, Reserves, Lodges & Residences have made the difficult decision to disengage Hallmark House (Johannesburg, South Africa) from its portfolio as of 03 June 2019. We will update you as and when we receive more information as the process progresses.

The Gary Player Country Club (Sun City, South Africa) golf course and restaurant will be closed for the period 12 August 2019 until 16 August 2019.

Lost City Golf Course (Sun City, South Africa) and the Crocodile Lounge will be closed for the period 16 September 2019 until 20 September 2019.

Moditlo River Lodge (Hoedspruit, South Africa) will begin the re-building of the low water bridge on 20 May 2019 and is scheduled for completion on 31 August 2019. There will be an effort to minimise noise disruption during this time.


ACCOMMODATION – ZIMBABWE

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe) will be undergoing a refurbishment of its rooms, numbers 1 to 16 for the period 05 June 2019 until 24 June 2019. There will be some screening of one of the cookhouses during this time. The Boma Dinner and Drum show will operate as normal.


GENERAL

Important Reminder: Table Mountain (Cape Town, South Africa) will be closed from Monday, 08 July 2019 until Sunday, 18 August for their annual maintenance shutdown. They will be renovating, repairing the cable ropes and more.

The Special Meet & Greet service in Victoria Falls and Harare (Wilderness Safaris, Zimbabwe) is no longer available with immediate effect.

The Livingstone Island activity (Victoria Falls) will resume as of 06 June 2019.

The following block out dates apply to Springbok Atlas Tours and will not be available for booking:

08 JUNE 2019

Pretoria Tour
HALF DAY | TOUR CODE SJ4
Sun City & Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Tour
FULL DAY | TOUR CODE SJ7
Soweto & Apartheid Museum Tour AFTERNOON TOUR ONLY
HALF DAY | TOUR CODE SJ8
Walking Tour of Maboneng Arts & Crafts Markets
HALF DAY | TOUR CODE SJ9
Maropeng, Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Caves Tour
HALF DAY | TOUR CODE SJ10

09 JUNE 2019

Sun City & Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Tour
FULL DAY | TOUR CODE SJ7
Soweto & Apartheid Museum Tour AFTERNOON TOUR ONLY
HALF DAY | TOUR CODE SJ8
Walking Tour of Maboneng Arts & Crafts Markets
HALF DAY | TOUR CODE SJ9
Maropeng, Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Caves Tour
HALF DAY | TOUR CODE SJ10
Johannesburg Walking Tour
HALF DAY | TOUR CODE SJ11

17 JUNE 2019

Pretoria Tour
HALF DAY | TOUR CODE SJ4
Sun City & Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Tour
FULL DAY | TOUR CODE SJ7
Soweto & Apartheid Museum Tour AFTERNOON TOUR ONLY
HALF DAY | TOUR CODE SJ8
Walking Tour of Maboneng Arts & Crafts Markets
HALF DAY | TOUR CODE SJ9
Maropeng, Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Caves Tour
HALF DAY | TOUR CODE SJ10
Johannesburg Walking Tour
HALF DAY | TOUR CODE SJ11

AIRLINES

FlyKaroo Air Services (Graaff Reinet, Eastern Cape) will be closing its doors with immediate effect.