12 Apostles Hotel & Botlierskop Package

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The Twelve ApostlesMajestically located above the Atlantic Ocean, flanked by the magnificent Twelve Apostles and Table Mountain, discover a unique five-star experience close to the vibrant heart of the city. Our luxury boutique hotel offers beautifully appointed rooms, dramatic ocean views, delicious dining adventures, and an award-winning Spa, all delivered with the generous hospitality characteristic of Red Carnation Hotels. Step out onto the flora and fynbos-framed trails to explore our staggeringly beautiful setting, with iridescent sunsets that are known as the best in Cape Town. Our complimentary shuttle service to Camps Bay and V&A Waterfront keeps you connected to the city and the beaches, whilst also affording total luxury in our secluded coastal sanctuary.

An African Treasure and Export found in Cape Town. The Twelve Apostles Hotel has won numerous international awards primarily because of its people. The sought out, African expertise and people-focus culture of the Twelve Apostles Hotel staff has been exported to the UK. This documentary presented by the Red Carnations Group Manager, Michael Nel, highlights what makes this spectacular hotel so unique. Majestically located in a nature reserve and one of the new 7 wonders of the world above the Atlantic Ocean, flanked by the magnificent Twelve Apostles and Table Mountain. The unique five-star African experience is only 15 minutes from Cape Town. The luxury boutique hotel offers beautifully appointed rooms, dramatic ocean views, delicious dining adventures, and an award-winning Spa, all delivered with the generous hospitality characteristic of Red Carnation Hotels. Step out onto the flora and fynbos-framed trails to explore the staggeringly beautiful setting, with iridescent sunsets that are known as the best in Cape Town. Their complimentary shuttle service to Camps Bay and V&A Waterfront keeps people connected to the city and the beaches, whilst also affording total luxury in the secluded coastal sanctuary.

A luxurious African oasis that redefines conservation.  Botlierskop does it differently. Here’s a creative African perspective on conservation and sustainability, where ‘people-development’ forms part of a near-perfect symbiosis. The owner, Arnold Neethling is a builder of buildings, vision and of people. Arnold believes that true empowerment is training up people and letting go. Yes, there is a risk they may make mistakes, but it’s their mistake to correct and take ownership of. He grew this magnificent, luxury game farm from employing 4 people twenty years ago, to over 180 people today. In this interview Arnold also questions why the world feels they can dictate conservation policies to Africa when they have no vested interest in Africa. He also questions the motive behind some so called conservation organizations. Botlierskop’s conservation footprint reaches out across Africa. The partnership program with resident veterinary Dr.Willem Burger and Arnold Neethling has projects in many African countries including, Mozambique, Ivory Coast, Chad, and Somalia. In this video you will find a sequence on helicopter elephant-darting at Botlierskop, which forms part of a new exciting African cancer research program. The breakthrough African research program explores a possible link between elephants and humans, as elephants have cancer-resistant cells in their DNA. In a separate video (link here) we interview Dr Burger, as well as the scientist Charlot Vandevoorde behind this unique African initiative. Meet Silas Sibanda, a charismatic, enthusiastic, college-trained game ranger who is living his life-passion at Botlierskop. Silas was part of a Botlierskop program to release previous zoo elephants successfully back into the wild.  Also meet Botlierskop’s veteran marketing manager Francina Terblanche who has been with Botlierskop from the very beginning, as well as Eben Karsten who is heads up their unique horse breeding program.

Day 1.

  1. Arrive in Cape Town and transferred to your hotel.
  2. Check-in at hotel. Time to relax and freshen-up.
  3. CAPE TOWN has a rich multi-cultural history because of its position as a stopping point for ships plying their trade between the east and the west. Today it is a meeting place for Africa and the rest of the world, which gives it its own vibrancy. Cape Town is a colourful and vibrant city surrounded by dramatic mountains and sandy beaches. It is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in the world – presided over by one of the 7 Natural Wonders of The World – Table Mountain. The magic of Cape Town lies in the collision of natural wonder, diverse cultures, art, design and a thriving food and wine scene. Cape Malay, Dutch and British architecture sit side by side with cutting edge 21st century loft apartments and slick skyscrapers. Sit a while in Cape Town and take in the buzz and bustle of flower sellers, buskers, food markets and Capetonians going about their daily lives. A short ride away is the infamous Robben Island where you’ll find the erstwhile prison cell of the late Father of the Nation, Nelson Mandela.
  4. Dinner: “Journey Through The Cape” included at the hotel (excluding drinks)
  5. Overnight: Twelve Apostles Hotel  5* (DB&B) – De Luxe House room

Experiences in Cape Town• Table Mountain • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens • Robben Island • Art Galleries & Museums


  1. Cape Town City tour: Half-day escorted private tour
  2. The diverse cultural heritage and rich historic past are evident when one visits the various national museums and sights such as the Castle Good Hope dating back to the Dutch East Indies Company, Robben Island, the South African Cultural History Museum, the District Six Museum, and the unique Gold of Africa Museum. Stop off and visit the Waterfront, the Aquarium, St George’s Cathedral and the South African Museum, Table Mountain, Camps Bay and Seapoint along the Atlantic Coast.
  3. Dinner – at leisure to enjoy great innovative local cuisine or one of the many restaurants at the Waterfront or in the city.
  4. Overnight: Overnight: The Twelve Apostles Hotel 5* (B&B)


  1. Full day Peninsula escorted private tour.
  2. A ride around the Cape Peninsula sets the tone for a touring holiday of spectacular proportions. The playgrounds of the rich and famous at Clifton and Camps Bay are passed through on the way to the Chapman’s Peak and Hout Bay. Cutting into the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the road makes for one of the most magnificent drives in the world. Cross over Red Hill and make your way through the historic navel town of Simon’s Town before moving onto the wild and rocky promontory of Cape Point where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans are supposed to meet. Visit the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point Nature Reserve at the meeting point of the two ocean currents. Visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach and enjoy a live encounter with these fascinating creatures.
  3. Head out of the reserve clinging to the coastline, before turning inland through the thick forests of Constantia Neck to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and the city.
  4. Dinner – at leisure.
  5. Overnight: Overnight: The Twelve Apostles Hotel 5* (B&B)


  1. At leisure for optional tours or just relaxing
  2. Enjoy a day at the beach, a helicopter flight, a round of golf or a shopping spree.
  3. Dinner – at leisure.
  4. Overnight: Overnight: The Twelve Apostles Hotel 5* (B&B)


  1. After breakfast private transfer to Cape Town airport for flight to George
    and then road transfer to Botlierskop Private Game Reserve.
  2. Optional private road transfer of Car rental available for self-drive option. (Own account)


Mossel Bay, the western gateway to the Garden Route, is less than 249 miles from Cape Town along the N2 highway. Driving conditions are excellent and the scenery peerless: before the fabled Garden Route even commences, With the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains as a backdrop and sweeping views over the glistening Indian Ocean below, lies Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. Just 4.5 hours’ drive from Cape Town, it’s midway between Mossel Bay and George, on South Africa’s scenic Garden Route. This gracious family-owned and privately-operated game reserve is malaria-free and home to four of the Big 5 (lion, elephant, buffalo and rhino) as well as a host of antelope, including rare black impala, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, hippo and more. Arrive in time for a light late lunch

  1. Evening: Sundowner game drive (3½ hrs) – including snacks and drinks
  2. Dinner included at the lodge restaurant
  3. Overnight: Botlierskop – Deluxe Tented Suite (D/B/B)


  1. Day at leisure for activities
  2. Morning game drive – or exchange for a horseback safari or 1 hour Spa Massage
  3. You’re spoilt for choice at the range of activities on offer – from half or full day safari packages, pampering spa treatments, delicious lunches, horseback safaris, guided game drives and so much more.
  4. Botlierskop Tented Lodge guests have free access to heated pool and gym
  5. Afternoon or Sunset game drive (3½ hrs) – including snacks and drinks
  6. Dinner included at the lodge restaurant
  7. Overnight: Botlierskop – Deluxe Tented Suite (D/B/B)


  1. Day at leisure for activities.
  2. Morning Game drive- or exchange for a horseback safari or 1 hour Spa Massage
  3. Lunch can be exchanged or a picnic at one of the picnic spots
  4. Afternoon or Sunset game drive (3½ hrs)
  5. Dinner- an alternative option to dine at the Village Lodge: Bellevue Restaurant – free transfers
  6. Overnight: Botlierskop – Deluxe Tented Suite (D/B/B)

Day 8. DEPARTURE DAY  – or optional extension

  1. After breakfast time at leisure in before return to Cape Town – or optional extension.
  2. Met and transferred to George Airport.



> ZAR 42,700 (±$2710) per per sharing – Low season (01 Apr- 30 Sep, 01 Dec – 14 Dec)
> ZAR 53,400 (±$3390) per per sharing – Mid season (06 Jan-31Mar, 01Oct- 30 Nov)
> ZAR 59,850 (±$3800) per per sharing – High Season (15 Dec – 31 Dec)

Cost includes Prices are per person sharing

  1. Accommodation in 5* hotel/4* luxury game lodge based on a Luxury room at the 12 Apostles and De Luxe Tented Suite at Botlierskop
  2. Full buffet breakfasts daily
  3. Dinner for the first night at 12 Apostles included.
  4. Snacks, lunch, and dinner daily at Botlierskop
  5. Bottle of Sparkling Wine on arrival at the 12 Apostles and Botlierskop
  6. Transfers and tours and activities as per itinerary
  7. Entrance fees as per itinerary

Cost excludes:

  1.  Meals other than stated
  2. All drinks and refreshments not specified
  3. Items of a personal nature such as laundry, ‘phone calls etc
  4. Tips for drivers and guides
  5. Transfers & domestic airfares between Cape Town and Botlierskop

Terms & Conditions apply

Optional Extras

The Art of Flight
The Art of Flight. Savour unforgettable views with a helicopter flight over the scenic Atlantic Seaboard before landing at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. Indulge in a selection of curated food experiences, from sushi and wine pairings to our loved Tea by the sea. Prices: Available on request. Departure from the V&A Waterfront.
Have a swing on a Golf Course
Have a swing on a Golf Course. Cape Town is one of the leading golf destinations in Africa, and The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa offers easy access to more than 20 memorable courses, from championship layouts surrounded by vineyards to dramatic links-style layouts clinging to the Atlantic coast. Local clubs are famous for their hospitality, and guests are welcomed throughout the week. Prices: Available on request.
Winelands e-Bike Tour

CAPE WINELANDS – PRIVATE TOUR: Stellenbosch & Franschhoek
Includes: Three Wine Tastings, Stellenbosch Museum, local sightseeing
ZAR 5,900 (2 pax) – excluding lunch

  1. The renowned scenic winelands of the Cape offer a wide variety of styles and tastes in wine. From the classic meant-to age wines to the full fruity, fashionable New World wines.
  2. South Africa is well known for producing high quality, drinkable wines and is also the birthplace of Pinotage. The majority of South Africa’s wine is made in the Western Cape, within easy reach of the city. Whether you are a wine afficionado or a novice, our expert guides will take you on a ‘sipping safari’ among the vines suited to your personal taste.
  3. Spectacular scenery, superb food, and a wealth of other elements such as history, art and of course, wine making, all come standard with a trip to the vineyards of the Cape Winelands.
  4. Visit some the local premier wineries and estates en route such as:
  5. Tokara Wine Estate is a modern winery with dramatic views over Stellenbosch and False Bay. The visitor is treated to expansive vineyard views, tastings & an art gallery plus a chic restaurant. Powerful reds and delicate whites focused on Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc offer an exciting range of wines, and an olive oil plant nearby adds to the atmosphere of the area. Over the years the obvious connection with fine art has been extended to the winery entrance which houses a gallery of curated art and a sculpture garden.
  6. Delaire Graff Estate. With breath-taking views over the Banghoek Valley from the terrace, Delaire Graff is dedicated to beauty in its many forms. Jeweller Laurence Graff has transformed an extraordinary natural setting into a world-class destination for wine, art, and cuisine. With 20 hectares of vineyards planted with Bordeaux reds and Chardonnay grapes, they produce supremely elegant vintages and have been named one of the Top 50 wineries by the World’s Best Vineyards — placing them first within the African continent.
  7. L’Ormarins Wine Estate, one of the oldest in the Franschhoek Valley, was acquired by the late Dr Anton Rupert in 1969 and is now under the ownership of Johann Rupert. The estate produces award-winning wines, L’Ormarins being just one of the farms and brands within the Anthonij Rupert stable. Enjoy some Huguenot legacy at one of the prettiest wine estates in the whole of the winelands. The Franschhoek Motor Museum on the estate houses one of the biggest collections of vintage cars in the world. L’Ormarin is also known for its horses but especially its wines.
  8. La Motte wines have won a host of international awards and are highly sought-after. Their fine wines, including some exceptional reds, can be sampled in the stylish tasting room. Visit the museum and art Gallery. The largest room in the museum is dedicated to the life and art of one of South Africa’s greatest masters, Jacob Hendrik Pierneef. A selection of works by other South African artists are also exhibited.
  9. Lunch at a local restaurant or wine estate (own account)
Botlierskop Fijnebos Spa & Wellness
FIJNEBOS SPA & WELLNESS. Exclusively housed in its own building, Fijnebos Spa promises to give you the ultimate in tranquillity, privacy, and sublime relaxation. With all the sumptuous style, comfort, and attention to detail you’ve come to expect at Botlierskop. Tented Lodge guests have free access to heated pool and gym. A wide range of massages and body treatments are available from a 30 min back, neck and shoulder massage for R520; to an African Zen Escape for 120 min at R1900.
Cost: On request
Botlierskop Horseback Safaris
HORSEBACK SAFARIS. Enjoy an exciting horseback safari and escape to the majestic mountain valleys and beautiful fynbos for a 1, 2 or 3 hour horse ride and experience nature like never before. Explore our diverse plant life including woodlands, coastal and mountain fynbos and spot free roaming wildlife (cannot be guaranteed). All experience levels welcome (child 7+).
Cost: ZAR 395 per person/ per hour
Botlierskop Horseback Outrides
Botlierskop Horseback Outrides

HORSEBACK OUTRIDES. The Outrides are adventures and are rarely on marked roads but through thick bushes and over mountainous terrain at working speed which makes these rides ideal for game viewing on horseback. The Horseback Outrides are 3.5 hours for experienced riders only. Cost: ZAR 1600 per person

Botlierskop Guided Bush Trails
Botlierskop Guided Bush Trails

GUIDED BUSH TRAILS. Experience and enjoy the Garden Route’s abundant fauna and flora on foot. Follow a Botlierskop field ranger as he tracks for 2 ½ hours through diverse habitats such as coastal renosterveldt and Cape fynbos. You’ll have the chance to see wild animals while exploring the wonders of insects, ecology, birds (Knysna Touraco, African Fish-eagle, Jackal Buzzard and more) and the medicinal values of the plants. Cost: R650 per person.