Cape Town South Africa- A Commodore Hotel Review

I am still on cloud nine from my extraordinary trip to South Africa, and want to continue with hotel reviews of the properties at which we stayed and visited.
Next on the list is The Commodore Hotel, offering very comfortable 4 star accommodations with Victorian charm, right in the heart of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront area, which is home to a variety of shops, restaurants and bars. It is a cozy, comfortable place to call home base as you explore lovely Cape Town. Most rooms have wonderful views of Table Mountain, Table Bay and Signal Hill and offer clean, comfortable appointments.

There is a wonderful, sunny patio with a Koi pond that is a perfect place to enjoy a meal, drinks and good conversation. The Clipper Restaurant offers a variety of dining options from an extensive breakfast buffet to a diverse a la carte menu, and mouth-watering deserts. The hotel also has its Commodore House Wine Collection, as well as a large selection of sherries, brandies and cognacs. The Admiralty Bar and Lounge is a perfect place to relax and enjoy high tea, while listening to the Piano Man play your favorite songs.
The Commodore Hotel houses a gym, sauna, a travel desk and has a doctor and dentist on call 24 hours a day! This could easily become a favorite stop for travelers in South Africa, and one I would not hesitate to recommend to clients who are looking for a cozy atmosphere at a great value.

I still get butterflies in my stomach when I think of South Africa, and I cannot wait to return! Take a look at this awesome package from my favorite supplier and partner in selling South Africa, Lion World Tours, and let us get you there! Notice that there is no single supplement with The Commodore Hotel on certain dates- see below!

Tamyra Nash
My Savvy Vacation
Fundi South Africa Specialist

Lion World Tours

Jackalberry Lodge

The Table Bay Hotel

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

South Africa in Style


The Commodore Hotel

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner

  • Round trip international economy airfare from New York or Washington, DC to Cape Town and back via Johannesburg
  • Domestic flights as indicated in itinerary
  • All services as specified
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
  • 1 Dinner at Azure Restaurant (If staying at Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa from May-September & from Dec 1-19)*
  • 1 Dinner at Atlantic Restaurant (If staying at The Table Bay Hotel from May-September 15 & from Dec 1-18)*
  • 1 Dinner at Quarterdeck Restaurant (If staying at Commodore Hotel)*
  • Game drives as specified in itinerary
  • Accommodation in standard rooms
  • Transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles including qualified drivers
  • Sight-seeing as per itinerary led by qualified English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated
  • Lion World Tours representative Meet and Greet upon arrival


  • Drinks at Jackalberry/Royal Legend Lodge
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • All other services not mentioned
  • Gratuities/tips for game rangers, tour guides, and drivers
  • Costs of obtaining passports and/or visas
  • Trip cancellation insurance


Day 1
Depart from New York or Washington, DC for your flight to Cape Town, South Africa via Johannesburg on South African Airways.
Day 2
Upon arrival at Johannesburg
International Airport you will go through immigration and clear customs,
re-check your bags and then proceed to the Domestic Terminal for your
onward flight to Cape Town. Then upon arrival at Cape Town Airport, you
will be met by a Lion World Tours representative and transferred to your
Accommodation: The Commodore Hotel or The Table Bay Hotel or Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
Day 3
Today you will be taken on a half day
Winelands tour. While South Africa’s fertile valleys are world famous
for their crisp white and classic French-style red wines, the Winelands
area is also a treasury of rustic beauty and sprawling estates shaded by
giant oak trees. The backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the
white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads and the oak-lined streets and lanes
all blend in to give this place a charm that will not be quickly
forgotten. See some of the wine estates that were developed by early
settlers who produced the wines sought after by Napoleon, Bismark and
royalty such as Edward VII. Stop for a wine-tasting on an estate, where
you will have the opportunity to purchase some of the wines.
Accommodation: The Commodore Hotel or The Table Bay Hotel or Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa (
Day 4
Today is a day of leisure to enjoy the wonderful city of Cape Town.

Cape Town is a city with a diverse range of attractions, sights and
activities to offer and has something for everyone. From the landmark
beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay to the vibrant V&A Waterfront and
Cape Town city center, the award-winning wine farms of Stellenbosch and
Franschhoek – time spent in Cape Town will not be forgotten. Cape Town
is a sophisticated city at the gateway to a majestic continent. The
Mother City is a place where old and new harmoniously converge – in
history, architecture, cultural pursuits and the essence of its people.
Warmed by the African sun, the City is dominated by a towering,
table-shaped mountain, set on a peninsula of soaring, rocky heights and
lush valleys, where two oceans converge – Indian and Atlantic. Immense
natural beauty, and the fast pace and bright lights of a great urban
center meld effortlessly here. Firmly positioned on the international
map, Cape Town offers a myriad things to do and places to see, whatever
your tastes, inclinations or budget.

Accommodation: The Commodore Hotel or The Table Bay Hotel or Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa (
Day 5
Spend your last day of leisure in Cape Town perhaps doing some shopping or visiting one of the many places of interest.Cape Town is a fabulously diverse and vibrant city; from its
beautiful natural attributes to its colorful culture, stunning wine
farms and captivating history – it’s a tourist heaven. Cape Town offers
historic and cultural sites, world-class museums and bustling markets,
inviting beaches and lush gardens, as well as great restaurants and
wonderful shopping. While South Africa is perhaps best known for its
game parks and natural splendors, it is also a land whose cities exude
urban sophistication, rich in history, the arts, entertainment and other
cosmopolitan delights.
Accommodation: The Commodore Hotel or The Table Bay Hotel or Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa (
Day 6
Today you will be transferred from your Hotel to Cape Town Airport in time for your scheduled flight to Johannesburg.On arrival at Johannesburg Airport connect with your scheduled
flight to Hoedspruit. Upon arrival at Hoedspruit you will be met and
transferred to your lodge.If you are looking for spectacular views, understated comfort and
ethnic ambience that blends harmoniously with nature; Jackalberry Lodge
in Thornybush Private Game Reserve is ideal. Whether you come alone or
as part of a group, you will find Jackalberry Lodge the perfect remedy
for the stresses of work and city living. Jackalberry Lodge has a
background of the towering majesty of the Drakensberg Mountains
providing the backdrop for this safari lodge. This intimate camp offers
magnificent views and under-stated comfort. Jackalberry Lodge can
accommodate up to 16 people in comfortable family suites, luxury suites
and double chalets, all with air-conditioning.

Royal Legend Safari Lodge is located along the banks of a seasonal
river in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, which forms part of the
Greater Kruger National Park. Each chalet was built with minimum
intrusion into the natural environment, and guests can appreciate an
almost unbroken view of the river from the comfort of their beds through
the glass doors on two sides of the chalet. Individually decorated with
understated luxury, all the chalets have air-conditioning and large
mosquito nets over the beds and all have spacious en suite bathrooms
with indoor and outdoor showers.

Accommodation: Jackalberry Lodge or Royal Legend Safari Lodge (B, L, D)
Day 7
This morning you will enjoy a game
viewing activity in this spectacular wildlife kingdom. Spend the hottest
part of the day relaxing around the pool or perhaps take a siesta to
make up for the early morning wake-up call. In the afternoon you will be
taken on another unforgettable safari through the unspoiled African
bush.Jackalberry Lodge in Thornybush Private Game Reserve, adjoining the
Greater Kruger National Park, is one of the world’s premier “Big Five”
game viewing areas. Game drives in open safari vehicles with highly
trained rangers and trackers offer the privilege of experiencing a true
bushveld environment, as well as the prospect of seeing Africa’s “Big
Five” at close quarters.The spa at Royal Legend provides massages, manicures, pedicures and
facials to ensure ultimate relaxation. For those who feel the need to
exercise, a gym is equipped with everything needed for a full workout. A
large Jacuzzi and sauna are on hand to complete the experience.

Accommodation: Jackalberry Lodge or Royal Legend Safari Lodge (B ,L, D)
Day 8
After an early morning game drive to
track the animals that may have eluded you so far, you will be
transferred to Hoedspruit for your scheduled flight to Johannesburg.On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport, connect with your scheduled international flight back to the USA.
Day 9
Arrive home with a lifetime of memories!
ACCOMMODATIONS IN CAPE TOWN:THE COMMODORE HOTELThe Commodore Hotel is situated in the heart of the Victoria and
Alfred Waterfront’s center of activity, with a variety of stores,
restaurants and bars. The hotel offers superb service and excellent
cuisine in a secure, friendly environment and most rooms have wonderful
views of Table Mountain, Table Bay and Signal Hill. The Clipper
Restaurant offers superb dining in a tranquil setting, from a
mouthwatering buffet breakfast to a diverse a la carte menu and devilish
desserts! And to delight the palate further, indulge in a large
selection of sherries, brandies and fine cognacs, or explore The
Commodore House Wine Collection. Alternatively, relax to the nostalgic
melodies played by the piano man over a light meal or high tea at The
Admiralty Bar & Lounge.


The gracious Table Bay Hotel is situated in Cape Town’s Victoria
& Alfred Waterfront with its array of wonderful shops, restaurants
and bars. Guests are offered panoramic views across the Atlantic Ocean
to Robben Island while behind soars Table Mountain. Combined with
contemporary charm and attention to detail, the Hotel recalls the era of
the great cruise liners and elegant hotels that served them. The Table
Bay Hotel is a 5-star, 329-room hotel and it uniquely responds to its
magnificent surroundings. It has a maritime flavor that extends to each
room and suite, which has sea or mountain views and is a luxurious port
of call. The interior of the Hotel presents a kaleidoscope of
impressions, from the European marble mosaic of the entrance court to
the intricate parquet floor of the foyer framed by the full-scale drama
of Table Mountain, with the activity of the harbor in the foreground.
Below the foyer to the south, is the grand lounge with its cathedral
ceiling and twin fireplaces.


The luxurious Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa lies where earth, sea
and sky meet, poised above Atlantic rollers and flanked by the majestic
Table Mountain and her Twelve Apostles mountain range in glorious Cape
Town. This intimate 5-star hotel fully lives up to its stunning
location, with exceptional standards of service and relaxed Cape
hospitality providing the perfect counterpoint to its dramatic backdrop.
Deluxe guest rooms and spacious suites, two breathtaking pool gardens
magically perched above the ocean, the glorious Azure Restaurant
accompanying exquisite cuisine, wonderful friendly service with
endlessly seductive sea views. All barely ten minutes from the bustling
heart of the city, with nearby attractions including prime diving spots,
nature trails, and seals, dolphins, whales and penguins. Twelve
Apostles are also extremely proud to have been awarded the prestigious
honor of being named Southern Africa’s only “Leading Spa 2005” by “The
Leading Hotels of the World” for providing guests with a truly luxurious
and exceptional spa experience!

AUGUST 11 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2011


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