Big Five game-viewing on our doorstep makes our game lodge the perfect choice of luxurious accommodation


2022-05-20


This river lodge lies on the banks of the beautiful Sundays River and only 2 minutes drive from the Addo Elephant National Park. Easily reached from the N2 it is in the best location for game, coastal or river activities.

Extensive lawns stretch down to our jetty where across the river unspoilt, natural bush is the habitat of Kudu, Bushbuck, Water Mongoose and Cape Clawless Otters. Port Elizabeth and its airport are only half an hour away, and in the opposite direction the historic, university town of Grahamstown would take the traveller a mere 45 minutes.

We offer a choice of 6 luxurious rooms, 5 of which enjoy stunning river views. Guests may choose from ground floor rooms opening onto private patios and the riverbank or impressively large, thatched upstairs rooms, each with its own thatched deck. Breakfasts cater to all tastes and include both a full English and Health breakfast. Home-made jams and freshly baked bread are to be found on your table every morning. 

We also have a self-catering cottage (sleeps 4) and a self-catering house (sleeps 6), for families or a group of friends.  If you prefer a smaller room (sleeps 3) that is semi-self catering, then you are welcome to book.

Management will plan and book your game drives, safaris and boat trips, offering guidance and suggestions to ensure your stay is a memorable one.

About our Guest House/Game Lodge

  • The lodge offers Addo Accommodation with a choice of six luxurious double en-suite rooms, five with stunning river views, one of the garden and a short distance from Addo National Elephant Park.
  • The new Kouga Harbour is only 15 minutes away.
  • Guests may choose from ground-floor rooms with private entrances and garden patios, or impressively large and comfortable thatched upstairs rooms, each of which has its own outside thatched deck… All rooms enjoy upmarket facilities and are well-furnished and luxurious.
  • Recline in the spacious, double-volume lounge, well-stocked with a collection of interesting books.
  • We try to be as “Green” as possible with our use of solar power, organic gardening and recycled water. In accordance with this, the lodgel has a no-smoking policy for indoors.
  • On fine, calm mornings take time to enjoy at leisure, a full English or  health breakfast, whilst watching the antics of our resident Egyptian geese and Hoopoes. Bushbuck and Kudu have often been spotted across the river.Stroll with your coffee down the rolling lawns to the water´s edge and plan your day.
  • Our breakfasts boast home-baked bread, fresh each morning: preserves and jams made from the fruit from our garden: free-range eggs and farm milk.
  • Dinner is available on request. To avoid disappointment, please make a prior arrangement, as our food is freshly prepared. We have a set 3 course menu.

Green

Kermit the Frog once sang, "It isn't easy being green ......" and here in Africa with the constant sunshine and little or no rain it's even less easy,

BUT......we've discovered that following the trail nature creates is the answer, and we do our utmost to help her maintain that balance. Every creature in our garden plays a vital role and for this reason we use NO INSECTICIDES! Bad stuff! The indigenous trees we planted 12 years ago are now home to an abundance of bird life and the insects they feed on.

While you sleep the peaceful sleep of dreamland, owls eat mice: bats eat mosquitoes, and the compost heaps are quietly nourishing the soil.

The rain that falls occasionally and softly is collected from the roofs in tanks and used to irrigate fruit trees, salads, herbs and the vegetable garden. We often joke that we have the cleanest grass in the world! Your shower water is directed towards the lawns and the Kikuyu Grass seems to thrive on it. When beetles arrive to munch on the mango flowers they are picked off by hand. Plants such as herbs, marigold and nasturtiums are scattered throughout the food garden to deter bad insects and disease.

Our FRUIT TREES are maturing nicely and provide us with a steady flow of fruits for the table: Paw-paw (Papaya), pomegranate, mango and passion fruit. Huge stately fig trees, lemon and lime, grapefruit, orange and satsumas. Even the humble Num-num shrub has a place in our garden. Its fruit is loved by birds and makes a most excellent jam. All of our jams are made personally by by one of the owners from the garden fruit.

Food On The Table

At breakfast time you will begin with bowls of fresh fruit from the garden, individually prepared. Your own loaf of home-baked bread, warm from the oven. Your own tray of home made jams. Select from our extensive hot menu but first..........a cup of our special coffee. Our own blend, hugely popular. We promise you'll be holding up your cup for more.

After you have mopped up the last of your cheese and mushroom omelette, crispy bacon, warthog sausages and spicy beans, (tomatoes and onions too. Did I mention they were from the garden?) it's time for just one more cup of coffee and out to the Addo Elephant National Park. If you are climbing aboard our game viewing vehicle your ranger will be taking along a packed lunch for you as well as snacks and drinks for the ride. Our hams are also home cured so be sure to ask for this in your lunch box.

If you have arranged for our 3-course evening meal on your return, this will be served at 7 p.m. Candle-lit tables, a complimentary glass of wine and soft music set the scene. The menu will be of a South African flavour with some of our favourite dishes. This food is freshly prepared and cooked.

Tours & Activities

Addo Alive Game Drives

Game drives to the Addo Elephant Park are in our own open game-viewing vehicle with superbly comfortable seats. Your Game Ranger is a fully qualified game guide and his knowledge and professionalism is impressive. If those animals are there, he WILL find them! 

Full Day Game Drives to Addo Elephant Park can also be arranged with lunch provided.

Guests will pay a once-off fee which will include entrance to the park, snacks and drinks.

Ocean Safari

Spend a morning out in the bay visiting the islands. See bottle-nosed dolphins by the hundreds leaping alongside the boat. Also to be spotted are African Penguins, various whales, seals and gannets dive-bombing for fish. This exhilarating activity is followed by lunch in the yacht club.

River Activities

Our Sundays River is one of the cleanest in Southern Africa, often hosting swimming and angling competitions.

Sunset river boat cruises can be arranged (3 hours), with a knowledgeable Skipper. A finger supper (also cater for Vegetarians) and cold drinks are provided. (Enough not to still go out for Supper). Take your own bottle of wine and depart and return from our own Jetty, +-50 metres from the lodge.

Sand-boarding, sand-sledding and fishing trips can be arranged.

Where to eat? 

  • Our village pub Grunter’s is famous for its steaks, the best in South Africa. Eat indoors in a relaxed pub’n Grub. No need to book.
  • Taste of Africa is an outdoor venue with picnic tables under the trees. Fantastic pizzas. No need to book.
  • If Elephants Footprint are not doing a buffet, their a la carte menu will include game dishes. They are within walking distance.

Our Accommodation

  • All rooms have the following features:
  • Satellite TV as well as a flat screen television
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee stations
  • Electric Blankets
  • Extra blankets
  • Mini bar fridge

Room 1

  • Double room with a King size bed (can be converted to Twin beds) and percale linen
  • Ground floor, with sliding door to private patio & river bank (50m from room)
  • En-suite bathroom with large shower, complimentary soaps
  • Sliding door to private patio & river bank
  • Bar fridge, hospitality tray & ceiling fan, air-conditioning, wall mounted heater & Electric Blanket
  • Breakfast included

Room 2

Lovely double room with a view of the Sundays River. King size bed or Twin beds Including a scrumptious Breakfast.

Room 3

Lovely double room with a view of the Sundays River. King size bed or Twin beds Including a scrumptious Breakfast.

Room 4

Luxury first floor room with stunning river views Deck En-suite.

Room 5

Luxury, thatched, first floor room, with stunning river views. Large deck to watch the beautiful sunsets Full en-suite.

Room 6

Sleeps 3 people King size bed and a single or can be converted into 3 single beds. No view! Only of the entrance to the lodge through the window.

Self-Catering Garden Cottage

Self-catering cottage Own entrance and small yard with a braai (barbeque) Small patio Lounge open plan kitchen, two bedrooms (King size bed and two single beds), one shared full bathroom.

Lion View Cottage

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Davenport House

A beautiful, up-market 3-bedroom thatched double storey self-catering home for accommodation. Downstairs: Open plan lounge, dining room, kitchen and a guest toilet. One large bedroom and a full en-suite Upstairs: On the platform is a large open plan room where there is comfortable chairs and a queen size bed, which leads through to the main bedroom. One shared bathroom (shower, basin and toilet).

Our Facilities

Great reading material is to be found in the double volume lounge along with comfortable couches and chess sets. Relax in our solar-heated swimming pool or in the shade of the thatched "lapa". We have our own floating jetty on the river from which you can spend time fishing, swimming or watching the ducks and fish. Weaver Birds make their nests here in the reeds.

Safe parking within the grounds.

Our facilities feature a private dining room and all rooms offer:

  • Flat-screen TV with remote
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Air-conditioning in rooms 1, 2 & 3
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hospitality tray with tea, coffee etc.
  • Heater
  • Valuables safe
  • Percale linen
  • Bathroom toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Mosquito control
  • International plug
  • Laundry by arrangement
  • Beach towels
  • We have a very stable 2-man canoe complete with life jackets.
  • Fishing Rods available. Bait to be purchased by the local Supermarket.
  • The lodge boasts a sturdy floating jetty for your use.
  • There are braai facilities in the garden at the swimming pool
  • Solar heated Swimming pool. Private and screened with entertainment lapa
  • Extensive lawns stretch to the riverside

Colchester 

Colchester is a settlement in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It forms part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality which governs Port Elizabeth and surrounding towns and suburbs.

Geography

The small town of Colchester lies about 40 kilometres north-east of Port Elizabeth (since 2021 renamed Gqeberha). It also lies on the N2 about 20 minutes from Gqeberha and an 1 hour from Makhanda.

It lies on the banks of the Sundays River and the south-eastern border of the Sundays River Valley region.

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park is a diverse wildlife conservation park situated close to Gqeberha in South Africa and is one of the country's 20 national parks. It currently ranks third in size after Kruger National Park and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

History

The original section of the park was founded in 1931, in part due to the efforts of Sydney Skaife, in order to provide a sanctuary for the eleven remaining elephants in the area. The park has proved to be very successful and currently houses more than 600 elephants and a large number of other mammals.

Expansion

The original park has subsequently been expanded to include the Woody Cape Nature Reserve that extends from the Sundays River mouth towards Alexandria and a marine reserve, which includes St. Croix Island and Bird Island, both breeding habitat for gannets and penguins, not to mention a large variety of other marine life. Bird Island is home to the world's largest breeding colony of gannets - about 120,000 birds - and also hosts the second largest breeding colony of African penguins, the largest breeding colony being St. Croix island. These marine assets form part of the plan to expand the 1,640 km² Addo National Elephant Park into the 3,600 km² Greater Addo Elephant National Park.

The expansion will mean not only that the park contains five of South Africa's seven major vegetation zones (biomes), but also that it will be the only park in the world to house Africa's "Big 7“ (elephantrhinoceroslionbuffaloleopardwhale and great white shark) in their natural habitat.

Flora and fauna

The flora within the AENP is quite varied, and like all plant life, is a central factor to the ecological system in place. Several species of rare and endemic plants, particularly succulent shrubs and geophytes are native to the South African region within the AENP. Many species are under environmental pressure, however, and are facing possible extinction.

The park is home to more than 600 elephants, 400 Cape buffaloes, over 48 endangered black rhinos (Diceros bicornis michaeli) as well as a variety of antelope species. Lion and spotted hyena have also recently been re-introduced to the area. The largest remaining population of the flightless dung beetle (Circellium bacchus) is located within the park.

Extinction and overpopulation

Two major environmental issues facing the AENP: extinction and overpopulation, which are interrelated. Since the AENP's original mission was to reintroduce certain mega-herbivores, like the African elephant and black rhinoceros, primary ecological efforts were made to preserve mammalian species. However, by overlooking the other contributors to this environmental chain, certain plant species have been subjected to overgrazing and trampling, mostly by the elephants of the park. This overgrazing and trampling not only destroys much of the plant life, but also forces it to adapt its physiology to stimuli that are not inherent to its evolutionary progress. Some biologists argue that it is not herbivorization alone that is threatening the flora, but a number of other ecological factors including zoochory and nutrient cycling. Up to 77 species of South African endemic plant species have been listed as "vulnerable to elephant browsing."

Marine protected areas

The Addo Elephant National Park Marine Protected Area and Bird Island Marine Protected Area are associated with the park.

Tourism

In 2018 the highest visitor count in the park's 87-year history was recorded. The park received 305,510 visitors between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018 (up from 265,585 in the previous year). International visitors make up 55% of this number, with GermanDutch and British nationals in the majority.

There is a main camp, featuring a swimming pool, restaurant, flood lit water hole and various accommodation, four other rest camps and four camps run by concessionaires. The main entrance as well as two looped tourist roads in the park are tarred while the others are graveled. There is also an additional access road through the southern block of the park feeding off the N2 highway near Colchester; it joins up with the existing tourist roads in the park.

Eastern Cape, South Africa

The Eastern Cape is one of the provinces of South Africa. Its capital is Bhisho, but its two largest cities are East London and Port Elizabeth.

The second largest province in the country (at 168,966 km2) after Northern Cape, it was formed in 1994 out of the Xhosa homelands or bantustans of Transkei and Ciskei, together with the eastern portion of the Cape Province. The central and eastern part of the province is the traditional home of the indigenous Xhosa people. In 1820 this area began to be settled by Europeans who originally came from England and some from Scotland and Ireland.

History

The Eastern Cape as a South African Province came into existence in 1994 and incorporated areas from the former Xhosa homelands of the Transkei and Ciskei, together with what was previously part of the Cape Province. This resulted in several anomalies including the fact that the Province has four supreme courts (in MakhandaPort Elizabeth, Bhisho and Mthatha) and enclaves of KwaZulu-Natal in the province. The latter anomaly has fallen away with amendments to municipal and provincial boundaries.

The Xhosa Kingdom was one of the most powerful kingdoms in Africa and had all states in the Eastern Cape as tributaries. Any group, people or tribe that recognized the Xhosa Kingdom as Paramouncy became Xhosa, practiced Xhosa culture and used isiXhosa as their main language. Some of the tribes that fall under the category of Xhosa people include: AmaMpondo, AbaThembu, AmaMpondomise, AmaHlubi, AmaBhaca, AmaXesibe, AmaBomvana and more.

European settlers

In the late 18th century the Dutch Cape Colony slowly expanded eastwards from its original centre around Cape Town. This led to the establishment in 1786 of the Dutch settlement of Graaff-Reinet – named for the Governor of the Cape Colony Cornelius Jacob van de Graaff (in office: 1785–1791) and for his wife Hester Cornelia van de Graaff (née Reynet). Later, during the Napoleonic wars of 1803–1815, Britain took control of the Cape Colony (1806) and encouraged British citizens to migrate there as a means to boost the British population in the area.

From the early 1800s until the formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910, the Eastern Cape saw colonisation by British migrants. English settlers established most of the towns, naming them either for places in England or for the original founders. British colonisation saw schools, churches, hospitals, town centres and government buildings built to speed up development. Some of the older European settlements include: Grahamstown (1812), Port Elizabeth (1820), Salem (1820), Bathurst (1820), East London (1836), Paterson (1879), Cradock (1814) and King William's Town.

Demographics

The population of Eastern Cape Province is 6,562,053, of whom 86.3% are Black, 8.3% are Coloureds, 4.7% are White and 0.4% are Indian/Asian. A large majority of people in the province are Xhosa, with 78.8% of residents in Eastern Cape identifying as Xhosa as of 2011. Unlike most of South Africa the White population is overwhelmingly of British descent. Roughly 279,000 out of 310,000 White South Africans in Eastern Cape are English-speakers of British descent while only about 10% of Whites in the province are of Boer/Afrikaner ancestry. Eastern Cape is one of only two provinces in South Africa where British descended Whites outnumber Boers/Afrikaners, the other being Kwazulu-NatalPort Elizabeth/Gqeberha is the largest city in Eastern Cape Province.

Law and government

The first premier was Raymond Mhlaba and the current premier is Oscar Mabuyane, both of the African National Congress. The province is served by the capital of Bhisho next to Qonce. The parliament and other important government buildings are situated in the precinct. The High Court that is superior to all courts in the region is situated in Makhanda and has local seats in Port Elizabeth, East London and Bhisho.

Geography

The Eastern Cape gets progressively wetter from west to east. The west is mostly semiarid Karoo, except in the far south, which is temperate rainforest in the Tsitsikamma region. The coast is generally rugged with interspersed beaches. Most of the province is hilly to very mountainous between Graaff-Reinet and Rhodes including the Sneeuberge (English: Snow Mountains), StormbergeWinterberge and Drakensberg (English: Dragon Mountains). The highest point in the province is Ben Macdhui at 3001 m. The east from East London and Komani towards the KwaZulu-Natal border – a region known previously as Transkei – is lush grassland on rolling hills, punctuated by deep gorges with intermittent forest.

Eastern Cape has a coast on its east which lines southward, creating shores leading to the south Indian Ocean. In the northeast, it borders the following districts of Lesotho:

Domestically, it borders the following provinces:

Climate

Climate is highly varied. The west is dry with sparse rain during winter or summer, with frosty winters and hot summers. The area Tsitsikamma to Makhanda receives more precipitation, which is also relatively evenly distributed and temperatures are mild. Further east, rainfall becomes more plentiful and humidity increases, becoming more subtropical along the coast with summer rainfall. The interior can become very cold in winter, with heavy snowfalls occasionally occurring in the mountainous regions between Molteno and Rhodes.

  • Port Elizabeth: Jan Max: 25 °C, Min: 18 °C; Jul Max: 20 °C, Min: 9 °C
  • Molteno & Barkly East: Jan Max 28 °C, Min 11 °C; Jul Max: 14 °C, Min: -7 °C

Tourism

The landscape is extremely diverse. The western interior is largely arid Karoo, while the east is well-watered and green. The Eastern Cape offers a wide array of attractions, including 800 kilometres (500 mi) of untouched and pristine coastline along with some particularly splendid beaches, and "big-five" viewing in a malaria-free environment.

The Addo Elephant National Park, situated 73 kilometres (45 mi) from Port Elizabeth, was proclaimed in 1931. Its 743 km² offers sanctuary to 170 elephants, 400 Cape buffalo and 21 black rhino of the very scarce Kenyan sub-species.

The province is the location of Tiffindell, South Africa's only snow skiing resort, which is situated near the hamlet of Rhodes in the Southern Drakensberg. It is on the slopes of Ben Macdhui, the highest mountain peak in the Eastern Cape (3001 m).

The National Arts Festival, held annually in Makhanda, is Africa's largest cultural event, offering a choice of the very best of both indigenous and imported talent. Every year for 11 days the town's population almost doubles, as over 50,000 people flock to the region for a feast of arts, crafts, music and sheer entertainment.

Jeffreys Bay is an area with some of the country's wildest coastline, which is backed by some of Africa's most spectacular sub-tropical rainforest. The waters here are noted for having "supertubes", good waves for surfing.

Aliwal North, lying on an agricultural plateau on the southern bank of the Orange River, is a popular inland resort known for its hot springs.[citation needed]

The rugged and unspoilt Wild Coast is a place of spectacular scenery. The coastal areas have been a graveyard for many vessels.

Whittlesea, Eastern Cape, situated in the Amatola Mountains, is known for the first wine estate in the province.

Qonce, Alice, Komani, Makhanda, Cradock and Fort Beaufort offer some of the best colonial architecture of the 19th century in the province. One is spoilt to choose between two major cities lining the coast, East London and Port Elizabeth.

Economy

The Eastern Cape is the poorest province in South Africa and has the highest expanded and official unemployment rate in the country.  Subsistence agriculture predominates in the former homelands, resulting in widespread poverty. A multi billion Rand industrial development zone and deep water port are being developed in Coega to boost investment in export-oriented industries. Overall the province only contributes 8% to the national GDP despite making 13.5% of the population. The real GDP of Eastern Cape stands at an estimated R230.3billion in 2017, making the province the fourth largest regional economy in SA ahead of Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

Agriculture

There is much fertile land in the Eastern Cape, and agriculture remains important. The fertile Langkloof Valley in the southwest has large deciduous fruit orchards. In the Karoo there is widespread sheep farming.

The Alexandria-Makhanda area produces pineapples, chicory and dairy products, while coffee and tea are cultivated at Magwa. People in the former Transkei region are dependent on cattle, maize and sorghum-farming. An olive nursery has been developed in collaboration with the University of Fort Hare to form a nucleus of olive production in the Eastern Cape.

Domestic stock farming is slowly giving way to game farming on large scale. Eco-tourism is resulting in economic benefits, and there is lower risk needed to protect wild, native game against drought, and the natural elements. Habitat loss and poaching pose the greatest problems.

The area around Stutterheim is being cultivated extensively with timber plantations.

The basis of the province's fishing industry is squid, some recreational and commercial fishing for line fish, the collection of marine resources, and access to line-catches of hake.

Industry

With three import/export harbours and three airports offering direct flights to the main centres, and an excellent road and rail infrastructure, the province has been earmarked as a key area for growth and economic development in modern South Africa.

The two major industrial centres, Port Elizabeth and East London have well-developed economies based on the automotive industry. General Motors and Volkswagen both have major assembly lines in the Port Elizabeth area, while East London is dominated by the large DaimlerChrysler plant, now known as Mercedes-Benz South Africa.

Environmental-friendly projects include the Fish River Spatial Development Initiative, the Wild Coast SDI, and two industrial development zones, the East London Industrial Development Zone and the Coega IDZ near Port Elizabeth. Coega is the largest infrastructure development in post-apartheid South Africa. The construction of the deepwater Port of Ngqura was completed and the first commercial ship anchored in October 2009.

Other sectors include finance, real estate, business services, wholesale and retail trade, eco-tourism (nature reserves and game ranches) and hotels and restaurants.





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Food Service, Beverage and Laundry Solutions

Electrolux Professional is a leading global provider of foodservice, beverage and laundry solutions, serving a wide range of customers globally, from restaurants and hotels to healthcare, educational and other service facilities. 

  • We offer OnE brand covering Food, Beverage and Laundry with only OnE point of contact with full-service offerings from single-unit equipment to full turnkey project solutions.
  • Our key products include combi ovens, cooking ranges, refrigeration and dishwashing equipment, coffee machines (semi-automatic, fully automatic and brewers)  coffee grinders, hot or cold beverage dispensers,  as well as frozen drinks and soft ice cream machines. When it comes to Laundry solutions: commercial washers, tumble dryers, drying cabinets, ironers and related specialty accessories and systems. 
  • We focus on solutions where there is a need for high-performing, reliable equipment, with significant aftermarket requirements over the equipment lifecycle and where customers are focused on productivity and total cost of ownership. 
  • Electrolux Professional constantly improves the energy and water consumption of its products, developing innovative and efficient solutions to meet the growing demand for resource-efficient appliances.
  • Our innovative products and worldwide service network make our customers’ work-life easier, more profitable – and truly sustainable every day.

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Name: FVE Interiors
Phone: +27 (0) 66 274 3680
Email: lori@fveinteriors.com

Interior Design  

  • We are an Interior architecture, design, project management and fit-out agency, with over 15 years’ experience in the commercial, retail and hospitality industries. We pride ourselves on being a detailed, solutions driven and consistent brand.
  • FVE’s goal is to visually and conceptually translate our clients’ brands into spaces, textures and materials.
  • Our services include space analysis and planning, floor plan development, concept design, using cutting edge technology, saving our clients both time and money. And not least, the implementation of the complete design through the Project Management process. We have strategically built long term relationships with other industry experts; suppliers, manufacturers and installers, to facilitate a streamlined process for our clients.
  • Our speciality extends to the following and beyond: Space planning, Design concepts,  Technical drawing packs for council submissions, 3D renders, Turn-key project management, Marketing solutions. 

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Name: Giovanni Conti
Phone: +27 84 413 1071
Email: giovanni@exquisitehotelconsultants.com

Real Estate Specialist - Our Associate in Italy, North Africa, African East Coast Mainland and Islands

  • We offer an international platform of specialist hospitality property and/or business brokering services by listing and marketing for sale or lease or by investment partner arrangement or management agreement arrangement of a variety of hospitality products (i.e. hotels, resorts, boutique hotels, guest houses, guest lodges, B&Bs, game resorts, wine farms, yachts, cruise liners, etc) through our association with EC Mobility (in Portugal and Spain), BON Hotels (Africa), Giovanni Conti (Italy, North and East Africa, Sri Lanka), Nuno Boquinhas (Portugal, Azores, Madeira, Mozambique), Property 24, Seeff Property Services, Harcourts, Realnet, RE/MAX, Dogon Property Group, Rawson Estates, among many other prominent commercial estate agencies throughout Southern Africa - and now we are entering other African Countries on the East and West Coasts of Africa and moving further abroad! To date, Exquisite Hotel Consultants has a presence in over 60 countries - and counting...

  • Working with the above-mentioned agencies and others provides the largest possible reach nationally and internationally for all prospective buyers and sellers wishing to enter or exit the Hospitality Industry.

  • Sister websites have been opened in the following countries: United Kingdom: see www.exquisitehotelconsultants.co.uk, and in Germany: see www.exquisitehotelconsultants.de, and in the United States of America: see www.exquisitehotelconsultants.us.

  • Please note that several of our hospitality properties and/or businesses for sale or lease or through business partnership arrangements or management contracts are officially "Off-Market" - mainly for privacy reasons. Therefore, they are not listed as part of our hospitality properties/businesses for sale or lease stock. Please contact me for further details.  

  • Should you be considering to sell or buy or lease or obtain a partnership arrangement or management agreement arrangement for your hotel, boutique hotel, resort, guest house, B&B, game lodge, game resort, guest farm, yacht or cruise liner etc, I would be most pleased to provide you with further details of our way of working to effectively market and sell your property(ies) and/or business(es).


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Name: Healing Earth
Phone: +27 (0) 21 555 1896
Email: ebrandt@healingearth.co.za

Hotel Amenities - inspired by Africa

  • Premium African spa brand,  spa operator and hotel amenity supplier.  We supply five star hotels, resorts, lodges and spas throughout South Africa and Africa including Royal Portfolio, Mantis Collection, Leading Hotels of the World, Royal Malewane, The Singita Group, to name a few!
  • We only produce top quality room amenities and spa products with 100% natural ingredients that are free from Parabens, artificial fragrance, DEA and synthetic chemicals.
  • We are a proudly South African brand; we do not import any of our ingredients, we obtain them from the richness of our African soil with its healing, restoring and nurturing properties.
  • All our amenity packaging is biodegradable and 100% eco-friendly
  • We support our local communities and adhere only to sustainable and ethical practices
  • We also offer full spa management, operations and consulting service that includes recruitment, management, training and support

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Name: Hospro
Phone: +27 (0) 21 583 1851
Email: roberto.treffers@hospro.co.za

Hospitality Consultancy and Procurement

  • Established in 2007, HOSPRO|Hospitality Professionals serves the African Sub-Saharan region.
  • With a background in international hospitality consultancy and procurement services for some 30 years,
  • our combination of market knowledge and expertise ensures the best possible service for our business relations.
  • We support our clienteles with specific recommendations and references to stay focused on the total process.
  • Our emphasis is aimed at protecting the design intent, our client's budget and the various deadlines.

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Name: Hotel Revenue Management
Phone: +27 21 551 7440
Email: jaco@hotel-revenue-manager.com

Revenue (yield) Management

  • Competitor set monitoring.
  • Booking pace analysis.
  • Peak demand optimising.
  • Low demand stimulating.
  • Online Channel analysis
  • Wash-down factor’ monitoring.
  • Pick up and drop off analysis.
  • Definite and Tentative Status monitoring and control.
  • Online Channel Conversion.
  • Reservations cancellation monitoring.

Online room inventory Distribution & Rates optimisation

  • Positioned optimally on all the Global        Distribution  Systems (GDS).
  • Positioned optimally on all the Online Travel Agents (OTA) websites.
  • Positioned optimally on all Meta-Search Engines (MSE).
  • Competitor set monitoring & rate benchmarking.
  • Own Website distribution.
  • Rate parity management across all channels.
  • Website and Content audit.
  • Correct OTA mapping and content management.
  • Reservation conversion analysis and suggestion.

Implementation of Best Available Rate (BAR), in conjunction with point 1 & 2

  • BAR operational understanding and agreed  levels.
  • Implementation across the board.
  • Communication of this to the trade suggestions.

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Name: Indigo Real Estate Agency
Phone: +25884 3616644
Email: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.co.za

Real Estate Agency - Our Associate in Mozambique

  • If you’re keen to buy a house or apartment along the African coast, look no further than the property for sale in Mozambique. With residents treated to breath-taking sea views and surrounded by lush green nature, it’s no wonder the country is increasingly popular among tourists and investors.
  • Whether you are looking  for to buy a house, sell or rent  property in Mozambique, purchase a piece of land for your own dream estate, either as a holiday or residential home or as an investment, property management services are also available should our customers require. Then we would welcome you to choose Indico real estate agency as your local realtor. 
  • No fee payable by the buyer – We were the first real estate agency in Inhambane Province to introduce 0% fee to our clients purchasing property.
  • We offer the widest range of properties at lowest prices in the market. This is ensured by contract with sellers.
  • Indico Real Estate Agency provides unique business opportunity within the Mozambican market to investors abroad.  Indico Real Estate Agency's main line of business is the sale of Hotels, Resorts, Plots of Land, Villas, Houses, Apartments, Private islands, Commercial properties, Residential properties, Projects (land sale as well as building permits) and Complexes in Mozambique.
  • Mozambique is also a Friendly welcoming investment environment all add up to a unique investment and lifestyle opportunity. Irresistible destination and a serious contender for anyone wanting to make an investment in an overseas property.


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Name: Iner G Corporate Services
Phone: +230 52557182
Email: inerg@jaywalk.com

Business Management and Procurement

  • Iner G Corp is a consultancy firm that focuses on procurement and management services.
  • Its main focus is on the real estate business development, procurement for food services sector and other materials.
  • Led by a team of experienced professional, Iner G Corp strives to provide value added services to niche markets.
  • Exclusive Properties' representative in the Indian Ocean region.


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Name: Lisa Dunn - Tourism Grading Assessor
Phone: +27 (0) 82 928 8002
Email: Lisadunnsa@gmail.com

Tourism Grading Assessment

  • I am an independent registered Tourism Grading Assessor with the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA). I have been doing star grading since 2005.
  • The star grading of properties involves assessing accommodation establishments and conference venues against a set of criteria in order to determine a star grading level based on international standards, from 1 star to 5 stars.
  • The various categories include game lodge, nature lodge,  hotel, small hotel, boutique hotel, apartment hotel, guest house, country house, bed & breakfast, self-catering: exclusive-use and shared vacation, caravan & camping, backpackers & hostelling and a range of conferencing and venue categories.
  • I do assessments mainly in the Province of Mpumalanga, South Africa, as I am based in Nelspruit.
  • I can also do pre-grading assessments for accommodation establishments and conference venues.

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Name: Nuno Boquinhas
Phone: +2784 413 1071
Email: nuno@exquisitehotelconsultants.com

Real Estate Specialist - Our Associate in Portugal, Azores, Madeira, Mozambique

  • We offer an international platform of specialist hospitality property and/or business brokering services by listing and marketing for sale or lease or by investment partner arrangement or management agreement arrangement of a variety of hospitality products (i.e. hotels, resorts, boutique hotels, guest houses, guest lodges, B&Bs, game resorts, wine farms, yachts, cruise liners, etc) through our association with EC Mobility (in Portugal and Spain), BON Hotels (Africa), Giovanni Conti (Italy, North and East Africa, Sri Lanka), Nuno Boquinhas (Portugal, Azores, Madeira, Mozambique), Property 24, Seeff Property Services, Harcourts, Realnet, RE/MAX, Dogon Property Group, Rawson Estates, among many other prominent commercial estate agencies throughout Southern Africa - and now we are entering other African Countries on the East and West Coasts of Africa and moving further abroad! To date, Exquisite Hotel Consultants has a presence in over 60 countries - and counting...

  • Working with the above-mentioned agencies and others provides the largest possible reach nationally and internationally for all prospective buyers and sellers wishing to enter or exit the Hospitality Industry.

  • Sister websites have been opened in the following countries: United Kingdom: see www.exquisitehotelconsultants.co.uk, and in Germany: see www.exquisitehotelconsultants.de, and in the United States of America: see www.exquisitehotelconsultants.us.

  • Please note that several of our hospitality properties and/or businesses for sale or lease or through business partnership arrangements or management contracts are officially "Off-Market" - mainly for privacy reasons. Therefore, they are not listed as part of our hospitality properties/businesses for sale or lease stock. Please contact me for further details.  

  • Should you be considering to sell or buy or lease or obtain a partnership arrangement or management agreement arrangement for your hotel, boutique hotel, resort, guest house, B&B, game lodge, game resort, guest farm, yacht or cruise liner etc, I would be most pleased to provide you with further details of our way of working to effectively market and sell your property(ies) and/or business(es).


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Name: Ooba (Pty) Ltd
Phone: +27 (0) 21 481 7300
Email: bronwyn.philip@ooba.co.za

Mortgage Origination

ooba offers you:

  • The best chance of bond approval through our industry-leading approval rates
  • A free prequalification service, to clarify what size bond you can afford and highlight any potential credit obstacles
  • The benefit of simultaneous submissions to multiple lenders.
  • In-depth knowledge of different bank’s processes, which is used to your advantage.
  • Hassle-free bond application – we do the paperwork for you, for free!
  • Tailor-made, comprehensive home insurance solutions to protect your home, income and belongings

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Name: Real Visions Interiors
Phone: +27 (0) 71 541 7901
Email: samantha@realvisionsinteriors.com

Interior Design and Decoration

  • Real Visions Interiors cc was formed in July 2007 in South Africa and later expanded to India, Mexico and Oman. 
  • Real Visions Interiors’ services include design and project management of commercial spaces, retail, corporate offices, hospitality and casino design projects , as well as sports bars , night clubs and luxury residential homes.
  • They believe in creating a near perfect balance between a creative, holistic design and an ambience that invites and impresses all at the same time. Utilising spaces in an effective, functional and practical manner; designing to the client’s design intent and vision.
  • They work closely with local and international suppliers to keep up to date with the latest products and new fashionable materials.
  • Real Visions Interiors team bring together their full knowledge of materials and technical experience to create innovative and workable interiors.
  • Attention to detail is paramount and no effort is spared in the preparation of technical drawings and procurement specifications.
  • In addition, they offer their skills in project management; leading projects from cost estimate stage through to final budgets and time programs, including on site supervision. Real Visions Interiors cc is able to act as main contractor where required, involving a full interior fit out.

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Name: The Dumb Butler Hospitality Suppliers
Phone: +27 (0) 21 203 0307
Email: orders@tdbutler.co.za

Hotel Linen Suppliers

LUX Award Winners 2021 for The Best Hospitality Suppliers. We are a proudly South African brand established in 2006.

We Supply:

  • Hotel Quality Linen
  • Snag-free Towels
  • Hotel Blankets
  • Duvet Inners and Pillows
  • Hotel Safes
  • All Guest Amenities
  • Personalised Gifting
  • Branded Clothing and Sportswear
  • Beds & Mattresses
  • Head Boards
  • Lounge and Pool Furniture
  • Guestroom Mini Kettles
  • Hotelware- ALL Cutlery & Crockery
  • All Catering Equipment
  • Glassware
  • Tents and Outdoor Equipment
  • All Hotel Equipment
  • We specialise in Guesthouses, Game and Guest Lodges

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Name: The High Street Auction Company
Phone: +27 (0) 11 684 2707
Email: james@highstreetauctions.com

Property Auctioneers 

  • We have established ourselves as the premier marketplace for selling and buying property with several national auction records to our name.
  • We specialise in the hospitality, retail, commercial, industrial, land and residential property markets across the country.
  • Whether you are buying or selling property you can benefit from our effective, fast, risk free way to transact in a protected & transparent environment.
  • Give the international award winning specialists a call today to maximise the returns on your next property transaction.

Appreciating Property Value

 


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Name: The Human Factor
Phone: +27 (0) 21 855 0718
Email: support@thehumanfactor.co.za

Hospitality Recruitment:

  • The Human Factor – Hospitality Recruitment provides a professional search and recruitment service that supports candidates and clients within the hospitality industry. It was born from the realisation that talent sourcing required a service that considers the sincere needs of both the employers and the candidates, and matches up people who are passionate about the same things.
  • Operating from Cape Town, we work on both a National and International basis. We take the values of both our clients and candidates into account. It is our aim to build a relationship with our clients and get to know as much as we can about their business so that we can pro-actively market outstanding candidates.

 We supply:

  • General Managers, Hotel/Lodge Managers, Field Guides, Management Couples, Project Managers,   Executive Housekeepers, Food & Beverage Managers, Chefs, Financial Managers, Operations Managers, Front of House Staff, Catering Managers.

We focus on servicing:

  • Luxury Game Lodges, Restaurant Groups, Catering Companies, Boutique Hotels, Independent Restaurants, Hotel Groups.

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Name: The Private Hotel School
Phone: +27 (0) 21 881 3792
Email: Susina.Jooste@privatehotelschool.co.za

Hospitality Training:

  • The Stellenbosch Private Hotel School is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training in South Africa and is approved to offer vocational City and Guilds programmes.
  • As a partner school of the American Hospitality Academy - International Hospitality Management Schools(AHA-IHMS),
  • The Private Hotel School is providing leading edge training and education, aligned with the requirements of a global hospitality industry.
  • The campus is positioned in beautiful gardens and with panoramic views on the vineyards and mountains of Stellenbosch.
  • Our curriculum is driven by an experienced team of professionals who are committed to deliver quality education and training, industry collaboration and creating career opportunities for hospitality professionals. “

 


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Name: Touch Point Retail
Phone: +27 (0) 84 920 1177
Email: diane@touchpointretail.co.za

Smart Interior Design

  • Touch Point Retail is a certified partner and installer of Cover Styl’ - smart interior design.
  • Cover Styl’  is a cost-effective self-adhesive architectural film that can cover almost any surface. The range offers 471 patterns and textures in 9 categories.
  • This material can transform any living space in no time and is a cheaper quality alternative for establishments that want to do any renovations or changes.
  • Transform your lobbies, bedrooms, corridors, bathrooms, feature walls, furniture etc. with this cost-effective solution.
  • This product is new to South Africa but is used extensively in the UK and other parts of the world. Touch Point has exclusive access to this product and are excited to help you transform your establishment today!
  • The message here is to rather refurbish than replace, this product offers instant gratification as it is non-invasive and fast to install. 

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Cliff Jacobs (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man. (UJ). M.P.R.E.)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283

Emailcliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com

Skype: cliff.jacobs

C/o Sybelstrasse 69

10629 Berlin

GERMANY

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