A modern-day adventure for discerning travellers, the Relais & Châteaux ‘African Triangle’ Route du Bonheur (‘Route du Bonheur’ meaning, ‘Route of Happiness’) traverses three of Africa’s iconic destinations: Cape Town, Greater Kruger Area and Victoria Falls. This suggested itinerary promises an unforgettable stay at four Relais & Châteaux properties, where magnificent landscapes and diverse experiences give one the feeling of total immersion in a place.
CAPE TOWN | Ellerman House
Begin your journey at the tip of Africa in Cape Town. Set against the dramatic backdrop of Lion’s Head, wake up at Ellerman House to a view of the Atlantic Ocean that is quite simply spectacular. Situated in the heart of one of the most exclusive suburbs, Bantry Bay, just ten minutes away from local attractions such as the Waterfront, Table Mountain and Clifton and Camps Bay beaches, Ellerman House provides the perfect base to explore the Mother City. Welcoming hospitality, gourmet cuisine, an interactive cellar of vintage wines and an extensive art collection, enhance a world-class experience that is authentically South African.
SABI SAND GAME RESERVE | Londolozi
Some may attribute Londolozi‘s astronomical success to the property’s position within the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, others will persuade you that it has more to do with its singular leopard sightings but the reason guests are drawn to return to Londolozi, again and again, has as much to do with the spirit of the place as it does with the land’s geography and wildlife.
True to its name, Londolozi has become a place that kindles the aspiration for a better collective future for all. Londolozi is a socially, economically and environmentally responsible business, representing the life’s work of a family-owned and run operation built on solid foundations and almost a century of exploring new frontiers. It represents the dream of a planet abounding in open spaces, where wild animals and people live together in dignity and harmony.
KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE | Jabulani
Located within a Big Five private game reserve in the Greater Kruger Park area, Jabulani, with its six superior suites and the exclusive Zindoga Villa, offers a unique opportunity for gracious living in a five-star luxury lodge. Jabulani is a place to indulge your every sense, a place to explore the African wild and reconnect with nature, experience amazing wildlife and enjoy superb cuisine. Your dedicated Jabulani ranger will ensure that your safari experience is tailor-made to your personal preference, whether laid back and relaxed or filled with game viewing and other activities.
Learn about Jabulani’s inspiring journey that began with a herd of elephants being rescued nearly twenty years ago. Devoted elephant carers share insightful stories of their life journeys with the Jabulani herd, whilst you have opportunity to respectfully observe the elephants during their daily routines – while they enjoy their midday swim, forage in the wild and return single file to their stables in the evenings. Truly a soulful, insightful and unforgettable experience.
LIVINGSTONE | Royal Chundu
Upstream from the Victoria Falls, on the banks of the powerful Zambezi River, you find paradise on earth. Royal Chundu, with its two magnificent lodges in the middle of the bush far from the madding crowd, is the place to enjoy peace and quiet in what remains as an untamed corner of the earth.
The River Lodge is on the riverbank while the Island Lodge is located on an island, both offering spacious suites with a colonial décor reminiscent of the splendour of the times of the early explorers. Returning from their excursions, guests can sample divine spa treatments with natural African ingredients or enjoy Zambian cuisine, watching stars light up the sky over the river.
Each property can be reserved directly.
Hotel & Villas | Cape Town
Surround yourself with exceptional flavours, immense art, uninterrupted views and sincere hospitality.