South Africa’s Wild Coast must be one of the most beautiful places on earth and Mazeppa Bay is no exception. Named after a ship that ran aground there in 1842, Mazeppa Bay has its own island which you can reach via a suspension bridge (remember to keep the tide in mind..). The Mazeppa Bay Hotel is a friendly, laid-back 3-star hotel, with family and double rooms, budget rondavels, as well as 2 honeymoon suites (once you set eyes on Mazeppa Bay, you will know why it is such a popular honeymoon destination). Three delicious meals are included in the price (with a scrumptious seafood dinner on Saturdays). Be sure to take a walk in the nearby Manubi indigenous forest – this will be the closest you can come to total silence. Other activities include angling, birdwatching, swimming at an unspoilt beach, mountain biking, tennis, beach volley ball and much more. No air-conditioning and telephones in the rooms.
Many people would like to visit the Drakensberg region of Kwazulu Natal after their visit to the Wildcoast. Near Underberg is a lodge which is also as romantic as Misty Mountain Lodge and offering spectacular views. This is Amazian Mountain River Lodge near Underberg. Spend at least two nights in Amazian Mountain River Lodge.
In sharp contrast with the forests of the Tsitsikamma, and the green hills of the Drakensberg region, is the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. This province is South Africa's largest province with the lowest population and driest climate. Once in places such as Upington you will certainly long to return to Misty Mountain Lodge but please note that the Upington region hosts some of the finest lodges and other accommodation.
The Kalahari Sun River Lodge is a boutique hotel in Upington while Upington Country Lodge offers excellent self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation.
The Kalahari Monate Lodge offers self-catering ( self contained ) or camping 10 km from Upington on the Spitskop Nature Reserve.
Between Upington and Tsitsikamma is the dry Karoo region. In this region you could consider visiting
Britstown Kambro Lodge 20 km north of Britstown or Britstown Transkaroo Lodge in the main street in Britstown.
Perhaps you would rather want to visit South Africa as part of an orginised tour. If you do one of the Temba Travel world class tours, you will be spoilt with excellent accommodation, luxury transport and one of South Africa's best tourist guides will be on hand to spoil you. Why not consider doing the The Grand South African tour? This tour includes the Eastern Cape and Tsitsikamma region. The Eastern South Africa tour includes the Mpumalanga and Kwazulu Natal provinces. Shorter tours such as the Kruger Park Safari and the Cape and Winelands Tour are aimed at those who are interested in the highlights of South Africa . If you are more interested in the Namaqualand flowers you could opt for the Arid Region Tour which combines western South Africa and Namibian highlights, such as Namaqualand, Richtersveld, Fish River Canyon and Kalahari or Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
The Block B rooms of the Merino Inn Hotel look out over the garden and offer private parking and accommodation for three people.
The Mahango national park is 25km south of Divundu along the Kavango River in the Caprivi strip in Namibia.
Tuli Safari Lodge in the Tuli Game Reserve in the east of Botswana and on the border with South Africa is best known for its huge herds of Elephants.
North Gate Lodge is in Nata in Botswana. They offer luxury accommodation.
Berrybush near Tshabong offers basic accommodation very near Tshabong and the South African border in Botswana.
Maun Lodge in Maun offers luxury accommodation on the banks of the Thamalakane River. Maun Lodge is the perfect gateway to the Okavango Delta of Botswna.
Hakusembe Lodge just west of Rundu in the far north of Namibia is a very romantic destination on the banks of the Kavango River.
Namutoni Rest Camp is built around a fort in the east of Etosha National Park. Namutoni is a luxury destination in Etosha National Park.
Otjiwarongo Waterberg and Mount Etjo where can can experience the breathtaking scenery of the Waterberg Plateau National Park, excellent game viewing at Mount Etjo Safari Lodge, or overnight at Frans Indongo Guesthouse or Otjibamba Game Lodge.
Sams Giardino are world renown for their good food, good wine, and superb accommodation.
Okahandja Country Hotel in Okahandja is the perfect place to overnight between Windhoek and the north of Namibia and between Windhoek and the coast.
Hotel Eberwein is a German style hotel known for its excellent service in Swakopmund.
Windhoek Casino and Country Club is Namibia's best five star hotel and the capital's only five star hotel. It is surrounded by an eigteen hole golf course.
Betesda is situated on a beautiful desert farm about 40 km from Sesriem, the entrance gate to the Sossusvlei dunes.
Gobabis is on the eastern side of Namibia. Here, Temba market lodges such as Goba Lodge, Zelda Guest House and East End overnight stop.
Keetmanshoop Hotel is in the town with the same name in the south of Namibia. The Keetmanshoop Hotel is the only hotel in Keetmanshoop and offers the most luxurious accommodation in the region.
The Arid Region Tour combines the Namaqualand flowers with the beauty of the Namib Desert. It includes South African National Parks such as the Namaqualand National Park and the Richtersveld National Park with the Fish River Canyon in Namibia, before returning to South Africa via the Trans Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and the Augrabies National Park.
The Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel in Bulawayo, the second largest city of Zimbabwe, is the country's most central luxury hotel.
The Flight of the Angels gives you a bird's-eye view of the mighty Victoria falls. This helicopter flight over the Falls takes about 15 mThe Matusadona National Park is on the south-eastern banks of Lake Kariba. This is big game area with huge herds of buffalo and elephants and regular sights of lions and other predators. Lodges such as Bumi Hills, Elephant Hills and Fothergill Island all offer luxury accommodation and excellent game viewing.inutes.
The Great Zimbabwe Monument was previously known as the Zimbabwe Ruins. The Great Zimbabwe Monument is situated near Masvingo and very near Lake Mutirikwe or Lake Kyle. Norma Jean's Lakeview Resort offers breathtaking views over the lake, the Great Zimbabwe Hotel is within walking distance of the monument and The Lodge of The Ancient City offers views of the Great Zimbabwe Monument from its swimming pool.
The Northern Cape and Namaqualand is also known as South Africa's flower province. This is the largest province and best known for its diamonds, the Kalahari and Namaqualand's flowers. Temba Travel offers a wide selection of hotels and lodges in this province.
Urikaruus Wilderness Camp in the Mata Mata River is one of the famous lodges of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Kleinplasie in Springbok in Namaqualand is the perfect overnight stop for those travelling between Namibia and Cape Town and the perfect base from where you can explore the annual Namaqualand flower beauty.
La Rochelle is a small but very pleasant self-catering establishment in Vanrhynsdorp in Namaqualand.
Sunset Chalets in Colesberg is halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg, and between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.
Kwazulu-Natal is also known as the Garden Province of South Africa. This province is known for its evergreen hills and beautiful Drakensberg Mountains, the magnificent coastline, St Lucia wetlands, a world heritage site and the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Temba Travel offers a variety of accommodation in this beautiful province.
The Eastern Cape is home to the Xhosa people, the Wild Coast and the motor industry in South Africa. Temba Lodges offer accomodation in numerous hotels in all the large cities and along the Wild Coast of the Transkei and the Eastern Cape.
Ocean View Hotel in Coffee Bay is on a beautiful setting with excellent views over Coffee Bay. The meals at Ocean View Hotel are very good and the service as good as you would expect.
Areena is a family resort and game park near East London. Areena is the perfct place for a family breakaway.
Pine Tree Lodge offers fully equipped self-catering accommodation on Summerstrand in Port Elizabeth.
Erinvale Hotel is on a golf estate near Vergelegen estate in the beautiful Helderberg District in Somerset West, South Africa.
Hire a Quantum Minibus from Temba rentals at all South Africa's airports as well as in Botswana and Namibia. However, minibusses are not available in Maun in Botswana.