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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Heatherton Towers
Grahamstown, South Africa
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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is a renowned conservation and community success story in its own right, assuring a sophisticated experience for the conscientious traveller. It comprises just 22 rooms split accross four small Relais & Chateaux accredited lodges, providing understated luxury and one of the highest land to guest ratios in South Africa, guaranteeing true exclusivity. The 22,000 hectares of pristine wilderness is home to the famous Big 5 as well as a diverse number of smaller and more unusual species, including an abundance of birdlife. In addition to a wide variety of safari activities including game drives and bush walks, picnic lunches and dinners alfresco, sundowners on the dam's pontoon and boat excursions, Kwandwe has introduced a number of 'active participation' activities that invite guests to get involved in the conservation and communityinitiatives being carried out on the reserve. These include the not-for-profit Rhino Conservation Safari that invites guests to help preserve these endangered species working alongside the vets and wildlife managers to track, dart, notch and tag rhinos, providing a very hands involvement in this essential – and thrilling – task, as well as Community Voluntourism programme that enable guests to add value to the community projects being run on the reserve. Guests are invited to impart their skills and expertise through the donation of their time during their safari - from just a couple of hours to a half day - assisting with gardening projects, training community centre staff in computer skills or health and fitness; participate in local arts and craft activities including bead and doll making at the day care centre simply spending an afternoon to enjoy playtime at the pre-school.

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Amenities
  • 24 Hour Security
    Air Conditioned/Climate Control
    Babysitting or Child Care
    Balcony
    Bath: Outdoor Shower (Private for the Room)
    Bath: Tub with a View
    Bathrobes
    Beds: Views from the Bed
    Butler Service
    Complimentary Bottled Water
    Complimentary Breakfast
    Complimentary Coffee
    Computer Available
    Cribs Available
    Currency Exchange
    Dining: Restaurant On Property
    Fax Machine Available For Guests
    Fireplace to Enjoy on Property
    Gift Shop
  • Hairdryer
    Helicopter Access
    Internet: Free Wireless
    Kid Friendly
    Kids Menu
    Kids Programs/Club
    Laundry/ Dry Cleaning Service
    Local Shuttle Service
    Maid Service
    Mini Bar
    No TV in the Room
    Non-Smoking Property
    Non-Smoking Room
    Parking: Self Parking (Covered)
    Privacy
    Private Deck/Patio/Terrace
    Private Pool (Private Pool with the Room)
    Room Service (Limited)
    Room Type: Stand Alone Single Unit
  • Room Type: Thatched Roof Cottages
    Room Type: Villa
    Safe: In-Room Safe
    Slippers
    Small Plane Access
    Spa/Massage on Property
    Stunning Settings
    Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool: Outdoor Pool
    Swimming Pool: Poolside Food & Drink Service
    Telephone in Room
    Turndown Service
    Uniformed Security on Site
    View: Rooms with River View
    Views: Rooms with Panoramic Views
    Wake-up Service
    Windows: Floor to Ceiling Windows
    Windows: Windows Open in the Room
Activities
  • Boating/Sailing
    Fishing
    Fly Fishing
    Guided Nature Walk
  • Kids Activites/Club
    Safari
    Small Plane Excursion
    Swimming: In a Pool
  • Wildlife - Birds
    Wildlife - Elephants
    Wildlife Watching
Hotel Types / Categories
  • Relais & Chateau
  • Safari Lodges

   Pet Policy

Pets are not allowed


   Wifi Details

Free WiFi throughout at all the lodges


   Breakfast Details

Breakfast is included, consisting of a full buffet as well as choices from an a la carte menu for hot breakfast options


   Parking Details

For guests who prefer to self-drive to the reserve, undercover parking is provided free of charge. Upon arrival at the main gate, guests will continue straight along the road for a further 6km and turn in at the building on their left, Heatherton Towers Reception area, where they check in and leave their car. Guests will then be transferred to either Great Fish River Lodge, Ecca Lodge, Uplands Homestead or Melton Manor, which is between 15–30 minutes drive away.


   Accessibility Details

As Kwandwe is a game reserve the terrain in general can be rough, however the lodges (with the exception of Great Fish River Lodge) are accessible with assistance.


   Green Details

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is a highly respected, world-renowned eco-tourism destination with an exceptional conservation track record and a reputation for sustainable community upliftment. Kwandwe has successfully managed to maintain a sustainable high yield/ low impact conservation model. The 22,000 hectares (54,000 acres) of rehabilitated wilderness stretches either side of the Great Fish River and comprises only four small luxury safari lodges, according it one of the highest acre to guest ratios in South Africa. The successful development of this conservation model is key to furthering Kwandwe’s numerous conservation initiatives. ENVIRONMENT: Reclaiming 20,000 hectares of farmland and placing it under wildlife conservation. Providing a refuge for the sensitive sub-tropical thicket vegetation. Reclaiming areas of intense agriculture . On average sub-tropical thicket stores 40 tons of carbon per ha; Kwandwe has in the region of 13,000 hectares of sub-tropical thicket, amounting to 520,000 tons of carbon being stored on the property.WILDLIFE & CONSERVATION: The reintroduction of the endangered black rhinoceros. Returning cheetah to the Great Fish River Valley for the first time since 1888 The reintroduction of small feline species, mostly rare, absent from the area Serval, African wildcat and Small Spotted Cat The reintroduction of some 7 000 wild animals, including elephant, both species of rhino, hippo, lion, leopard, brown hyena etc Eleven postgraduate research studies conducted on wildlife and vegetation on Kwandwe The reestablishment of populations of disease-free Cape Buffalo, Cheetah, Lion, White Rhino and Black Rhino on many game reserves in South Africa from Kwandwe’s founding stock Providing a breeding refuge for the Blue Crane Conducting a leopard population census along with a drive to relieve farmer-leopard conflict in the immediate area  A new conservation focus of studying the Brown hyena’s diet to gain a better understanding of the general biology of these animals as part of the greater ecological system on the reserve 


   How This Juicy Hotel Benefits Its Local Community

Kwandwe is proud of its contribution to the development of thriving, empowered communities both within and surrounding the reserve through the numerous ongoing initiatives of the Angus Gillis Foundation. Kwandwe has been involved in the following initiatives: Creation of the Angus Gillis Foundation, a registered non-profit organisation that works with communities both within and neighbouring the reserve Employment of over 200 people from rural communities, of which at least 50% are women, doubling the income of most households Providing a positive health programme for staff, families and 11 surrounding rural villages  Funded the construction of a formal primary school within 2 km of the reserve’s Eastern boundary  Providing a preschool and after-care centre on the reserve for staff’s children  Co-funded Rhodes University in the construction of the Development Centre  Donated land for the development of an agri-village Allocated land on Kwandwe and facilitated the construction of the Mgcamabele Community Centre  Over 60 members of staff have been through an accredited leadership programme  Providing adult based education and training with an on-property computer training centre


   How To Get There

1. Flights · There is a daily scheduled flight from Port Elizabeth directly to the Kwandwe airstrip. It departs at 13h15 and takes approximately 45 minutes. The return scheduled flight departs Kwandwe at 10h00. Charter flights can also be organised. For both options please note that luggage is generally limited to 12 kg per person in soft travel bags.

2. Road Transfers · The distance from Port Elizabeth to Kwandwe is 160 km (100 miles) and can be comfortably covered by road in an hour and 45 minutes. Numerous car rental agencies are located at Port Elizabeth Airport, however should guests prefer a chauffeured transfer we will gladly organise this at an additional cost. Please enquire upon making your accommodation reservation. Guests who self-drive will leave their vehicle at our car park at Heatherton Towers and will be transferred to their lodge by open safari vehicle.


The Broadmoor

The Broadmoor

1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Feel revitalized and refreshed by the clear-blue skies and open air surrounding The Broadmoor, the Grand Dame of legendary Colorado luxury hotels. Since 1918, this historic property has operated as one of the premier resorts in the world. Nestled at the foot of the heavenly Colorado Rockies, this invigorating and distinguished Colorado luxury resort mountain retreat upholds a legacy of elegance, delightful service, and exquisite cuisine. Relax and repose in one of the 700 elegantly appointed accommodations at The Broadmoor, a renowned Colorado Springs luxury resort, providing a flawless service in a contemporary, rustic environment. Minutes from downtown Colorado Springs, Pike's Peak Cog Railway, Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Colorado Springs Airport: 8 mi/13 km, 20 minutes. Denver Int'l Airport: 96 mi/155 km, 90 minutes.

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Travel + Leisure says..."Situated next to a small lake on 3,000 acres, the Broadmoor caters to active families: horseback riding, rock climbing, and fly-fishing are all nearby. An endless string of five-star ratings and a parade of celebrity guests decorate this 1918 Rocky Mountain resort. The Broadmoor’s spa ranks among the finest in North America, as do its tennis facilities and dining. ~From Travelandleisure.com


Travel + Leisure says..."Lakeside resort on 3,000 acres catering to active families: horseback riding, rock climbing, and fly-fishing are on offer. An endless string of five-star ratings and a parade of celebrity guests decorate this 1918 Rocky Mountain resort. The Broadmoor's spa ranks among the finest in North America, as do its tennis facilities and dining." -From Travel + Leisure


SF Gate says..."This property's "Pitty Pat Pet Club" program provides bedding, bowls and a 24-hour in-room dining menu, complete with gourmet treats for cats and dogs. Pet-walking is allowed in designated areas and maps of local pet parks and scenic spots are also provided, ensuring that four-legged friends have the option of frolicking in spectacular surroundings."-From SFGate.com


Conde Nast Traveler says..."First opened in 1918, this Italian Renaissance multi-towered spread on the site of a former dairy farm has a "magnificent Rocky Mountain setting." Public spaces have a "regal feel," while the infinity pool sits lakeside. Accommodations exude a "warm coziness" with playful patterns and Molton Brown toiletries; cottages have Virginia blue stone patios and lawn bowling greens. Filet mignon is served with celery root risotto and green tomato marmalade at the Penrose Room. " -From Conde Nast Traveler

Conde Nast Traveler says..."“The setting is like a grand hotel in the Alps.” “The clear blue sky and clean mountain air add to the classic charm” of this 94-year-old mainstay built on the site of a former dairy farm below Cheyenne Mountain. Outdoor activities include golf, fly-fishing, and paddle-boating. Writer Joan Didion used to ice-skate here as a child. “The food is outstanding, especially the Maryland lump crab salad at Charles Court”; American brasserie Summit was designed by Adam Tihany. Rooms come with views of the mountain or Cheyenne Lake; six Cape Cod–style cottages, most with eight bedrooms, are separate from the main hotel, located along the eighteenth fairway of the East Course." ~From CondeNastTraveler.com

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Amenities
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
    Babysitting or Child Care
    Bath: Jacuzzi//Whirlpool/Hot Tub in the Room
    Bath: Soaking Tub
    Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
    Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
    Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
    Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
    Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms
    Beds: 2 Queen Beds
    Beds: Rooms with King Beds
    Beds: Rooms with Two Beds
    Car Rental
    Complimentary Newspaper
    Concierge Lounge / Club Floor
  • Concierge Services
    Currency Exchange
    Dining: Restaurant On Property
    Elevators
    Fitness Center
    Golf Course on Property
    Hair Salon/Barber
    Hot Tub
    Internet: Available
    Internet: Internet Access Kiosk
    Laundry Room Available
    Laundry/ Dry Cleaning Service
    News Stand
    Parking: Self Parking (Uncovered)
    Pet Friendly - Any Size
  • Room Service (24 Hours)
    Room Service (Limited)
    Room Type: Cottages
    Room Type: Stand Alone Single Unit
    Safe Deposit Box
    Sauna on Property
    Spa/Massage on Property
    Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool: Indoor Pool
    Swimming Pool: Outdoor Pool
    Uniformed Security on Site
    View: Rooms with Lake View
    View: Rooms with Mountain View
    View: Rooms wtih Water Views
Activities
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
Hotel Types / Categories
  • Best Family Resorts & Hotels
    Best Golf Resorts
    Best Spa Hotels
    Conde Nast Traveler Gold List Hotels
    Conde Nast Traveler Gold List Hotels 2013
  • Conde Nast Traveler Top Spas
    Mountain Lodges
    Travel and Leisure Best Golf Resorts
    Travel and Leisure Best Golf Resorts for Families
    Travel and Leisure Top 500 Hotels
  • Travel and Leisure Top 500 Hotels - 2013
    Travel and Leisure Top Hotels for Families
    Travel and Leisure World Top 500 Hotels (USA)
    Travel and Leisure World Top 500 Hotels (USA) - 2013
    Traveling with Dogs in Style

   Pet Policy

$35/day for pets; maximum two pets per room, no size limit.


The Sebastian - Vail

The Sebastian - Vail

16 Vail Road
Vail, Colorado
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Visit this hip, warm and social property in Vail Village, The Sebastian - Vail. This Vail luxury resort has been invigorated and updated by Timbers Resorts, creating a year-round combination of luxury and comfort. Guests can unwind in fully equipped and cozy guestrooms and suites, many with panoramic Rocky Mountain views and several with private balconies. Locally grown and organic food can be enjoyed in the two on-site restaurants, Leonora and Market. Enjoy speciality cocktails at Frost Bar open daily.  For the ultimate in relaxation, visit Bloom Spa or the new pool area, sure to invoke peace and tranquility in even the most stressed traveler. With its prime location at the foot of Vail Mountain, this Vail luxury hotel is within easy access to the best boutiques, restaurants, and galleries in Vail Village. Whether staying for a short time or an extended vacation, The Sebastian Vail will provide the superior service and hospitality expected of five-star Vail resorts.

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Travel + Leisure says..."It’s hard to get much closer to the powdery slopes of Vail than at The Sebastian’s Base Camp ski center. And once you’re there, it’s easy to actually get going, thanks to the many valets who tend to everything from your car to your bags to your bikes in the summer months. When you’re not sashaying down the mountain, take comfort upstairs. All 107 guest rooms aremore contemporary than rustic, with polished wood headboards, chocolate-colored accents, and beige carpets. There’s also the modest Bloom Spa; Leonora, a new bistro and tapas bar inspired by high alpine cultures around the world; andFrost Bar, which pours a robust selection of scotches. ~From Travelandleisure.com


Travel + Leisure says..."The new Sebastian hotel encompasses 100 rooms, seven suites, and, should you prefer more permanent lodgings, a 36-unit private residence club. Not unexpectedly, interiors are decked out with exposed wood beams, natural-stone countertops and flooring, gas fireplaces, and the now de rigueur iPod and iPad docking stations. But the Sebastian hotel’s trump card is its proximity to the slopes. After powering through the powder, guests can retreat to the property to sip smoky scotch at Frost bar; snack on gourmet cheeses and breads from the Market deli; or dine on seasonally influenced, farm-to-table food at Block 16. The concierge service and staff (including an on-the-mountain valet) can’t be beat" ~From Travelandleisure.com.

Conde Nast Traveler says..."In the heart of Vail Village, this slopeside resort, which opened in early 2011, has a “homey, welcoming atmosphere yet is still so elegant.” Grounds include a mountain-view pool, fire pits, and hot tubs, while guest rooms are “made to feel like the house you dream of,” with custom furnishings and stone-floor bathrooms. “The world-class art displayed throughout is more than reason enough for a visit.” The bar Frost serves tapas and a “remarkable selection” of scotch and tequila. Inspired by Napa, Block 16’s menu is seasonal and employs ingredients from Vail Valley, with wines from around the world. “The caring staff treated us like royalty from the second we arrived.” Kids can take cooking lessons in the resort’s kitchens." ~From CondeNastTraveler.com


 

Juicy Hotel Details
Amenities
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
    24 Hour Security
    Air Conditioned/Climate Control
    Art Collection
    ATM/Bank on Property
    Babysitting or Child Care
    Balcony
    Bath: Bathtub
    Bathrobes
    Bedding: Down Comforter
    Bedding: Fine Linens
    Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
    Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
    Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
    Beds: 2 Queen Beds
    Beds: Rooms with Three Beds
    Beds: Rooms with Two Beds
    Bikes to Use
    Business Center
  • Cable/Satellite TV
    Charm up the Wazoo
    Coffee Maker in Room
    Complimentary Bottled Water
    Concierge Services
    Desk in the Room
    Dining: Outdoor Dining
    Dining: Restaurant On Property
    Elevators
    Fax Machine Available For Guests
    Fitness Center
    Hairdryer
    Hot Tub
    Hot Tub/ Jacuzzi: Outdoor (Shared/On Property)
    Internet: Available
    Internet: Free Wireless
    Internet: High Speed Outlet in Room
    Internet: Is Free
    iPod Docking Station
  • Iron/Ironing Board
    Kid Friendly
    Laundry/ Dry Cleaning Service
    Maid Service
    Meeting Facilities
    Parking: Self Parking (Uncovered)
    Parking: Valet Parking (Uncovered)
    Pets Allowed
    Room Service (24 Hours)
    Safe in Room (Laptop Fits)
    Skiing: Walk to Lifts
    Spa/Massage on Property
    Stunning Settings
    Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool: Outdoor Pool
    Uniformed Security on Site
    Wake-up Service
    Wheelchair Friendly Public Areas
Activities
  • Bicycling
    Fishing
    Fly Fishing
    Golf
    Guided Nature Walk
    Hiking
    Horseback Riding
    Hot Air Balloons
    Jeep Excursion
  • Kayaking
    Kids Activites/Club
    Lively Night Scene
    Mountain Biking
    Putting Green
    Racquetball
    River Rafting
    Skiing
  • Snowboarding
    Snowmobiling
    Swimming: In a Pool
    Tennis (Indoor)
    Tennis (Outdoor)
    Walking
    Wildflowers
    Yoga
Hotel Types / Categories
  • Best Ski Lodges For Families
    Best Ski Resorts
    Conde Nast Traveler Gold List Hotels
    Conde Nast Traveler Gold List Hotels 2013
  • Preferred Hotels & Resorts
    Travel and Leisure Top 500 Hotels
    Travel and Leisure Top 500 Hotels - 2013
    Travel and Leisure World Hotel Winners
  • Travel and Leisure World Top 500 Hotels (USA)
    Travel and Leisure World Top 500 Hotels (USA) - 2013
    Travel and Leisure Worlds Best Hotels 2012