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Friday, 29 July 2016 10:58

"The Gables" at Glen Avon

Glen Avon Lodge is a family run boutique hotel in the heart of Cape Town's leafy Constantia Valley. Annette and David Stringer along with their daughter Wendy ensure a "home from home" welcome in this gracious Cape Dutch Manor House with its beautiful rose gardens and solar heated pools.

Last year the family bought the property next door and have since rejoined the two grounds and redeveloped the next door property into "The Gables" at Glen Avon, which is ideal for families who want to hire out the whole house – or as a businessman's "home from home" retreat, although individual suites can be booked too. It offers 4 deluxe suites, all with private patios or balconies – plus a self-contained two bedroomed cottage.

Because it also has a large open plan lounge and dining area (ninety square meters), leading out onto an outside patio area overlooking the pond and a fully equipped kitchen – it is ideal for small private celebratory functions for groups of up to 50 guests – be it a private breakfast party, high tea birthday celebration, family Christmas lunch – or even an intimate wedding!

The team can co-ordinate anything guests may need – from celebratory cakes, to table decor and flowers including amazing food for which Glen Avon is known, complemented by a selection of local wines from the surrounding Constantia vineyards. For more info contact Ethos Marketing.
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African carrier, fastjet, is looking at launching flights between Cape Town, South Africa, and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Richard Bodin, fastjet’s Chief Operating Officer, told Tourism Update the route was still in the early phases and flights would be launched in the fourth quarter of this year at the earliest, although a later date was foreseeable.

According to Bodin, the airline’s routes from Johannesburg to Zimbabwe continue to see growth, especially its flights to Victoria Falls. The airline flies a double-daily service to Harare and to Victoria Falls three times a week. It also services Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar in Tanzania.

However, Bodin pointed out that, despite strong passenger demand, a strong dollar has negatively affected the airline’s revenue. As a result, it had trimmed down frequencies on marginal routes and there would be little in the way of new routes until next year, said Bodin. He added that there were other destinations the airline was contemplating for new routes, but declined to give details on these.

Source: Tourism Update
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Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:34


Glen Avon Lodge is a superbly located Boutique Hotel in the Constantia Winelands in Cape Town.
Offering 16 luxurious rooms all with en-suite bathroom and stylish decor, this unique property offers excellent value for money in the heart of the Constantia Winelands a mere 20 minutes for Cape Town City but a stones throw from Kirstenbosch Gardens, Simonstown and Fish Hoek.

Offering some wonderful special packages for 2014, making it even easier to offer this to your clients.

Booking Code: retreat14
Enjoy a three night Bed and Breakfast stay for two people sharing in a Superior room
Rate: R3,100 per person sharing

This offer includes wine tasting and a cellar tour for two at Groot Constantia winery and a vouchr for a free main course, when a main course of equal or greater value is purchased at Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia.

1st May 2014 - 30th September 2014

Booking Code: getaway14
Enjoy a two night Bed and Breakfast stay for two people sharing in a superior room.
Rate: R2,205 per person sharing


1st May 2014 - 30th September 2014

Booking Code: summer14
Enjoy a three night Bed and Breakfast stay for two people sharing in a superior room.
Rate: R5,530 per person sharing

This offer includes Canapes, a glass of sparkling wine and a three course gourmet dinner for two

1st October 2014 - 10th November 2014
1st December 2014 - 10th December 2014

For more information and bookings please contact your Tour Operator or South African Ground Handler

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Louis Group Hotels, Spas & Vineyards is a collection of sophisticated four and five star properties in South Africa.  Each hotel is carefully selected to be part of the management group with top standards fluent throughout the portfolio.

Boutique Travel Marketing Ltd has been marketing these products to the UK since 2007 and we have seen them grow and mature over the years.  Below are a few updates on the various hotels and restaurants.

Devon Valley Hotel honoured in the 2013 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Hotels Awards
The Devon Valley Hotel has announced that it was chosen as a winner in the Bargain category by TripAdvisor in its 2013 Traveller's Choice awards.

Now in its eleventh year, the annual TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards honour the world's best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best - real travellers.  Unlike any other hotel honours, TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers around the world.

"TripAdvisor is once again thrilled to recognise the world's most outstanding hotels with the help of more than 75 million reviews and opinions from travellers around the globe" said Christine Petersen, president, TripAdvisor for Business.  "From the best bargain hotels to top luxury properties, outstanding service, value and quality are the hallmarks of our Travellers' Choice winners"

Devon Valley Hotel is located 6km outside the centre of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape Winelands.  Overlooking the vines of the Sylvanvale Vineyards Devon Valley offers guests a wonderfully relaxed environment after a full day of sightseeing and winetasting.

For reviews on the Devon Valley Hotel click here

o see why this hotel is so highly ranked view the IBrochure here

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa maintains excellent standards

The renowned Erinvale Estate Hotel and Spa had its annual grading inspection recently and passed with flying colours.  A special mention was made of the alterantions and renovations done in the past year.  "It is encouraging to note the improved trading environment for this hotel.  Guests feedback programs indicate that high service standards are being maintaine"  said inspector Mark Goveia.

Steeped in history, surrounded by the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains, neighbouring the magnificent Erinvale Golf course, the Erinvale Estate Hotel and Spa offers guests a peaceful and memorable stay.  Set amongst private gardens, cobbled walkways and beautiful oak trees, the estate is only 40 minutes from Cape Town and 20 minutes from Cape Town International airport, the magnificent beaches at the Strand are also only 15 minutes from the entry to the hotel.

The home of distinctive and captivating hospitality, service is of paramount importance at Erinvale, with great emphasis placed on it.  This is clearly evident from latest Trip Advisor win by the Hotel - a Certificate of Excellence Award - a compliment to the committed management and staff, by the industry.

Foreign and local guests have been returning to the property repeatedly for many years, in some cases as many as 15 years, often bringing their fmailies to join them on their holidays.  This has resulted in generational travelling, which is a high accoldae for all who work with such dedication at this unique hotel, in the Heart of the Helderberg.

View Erinvale Estate Hotel and Spa's reviews on TripAdvisor

For more information and images view the IBrochure

For more information on the Louis Group Hotels, Spas and Vineyards please contact Tolene on 

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Wednesday, 08 May 2013 12:40

Glen Avon Lodge - Cape Town - New Website

Glen Avon Lodge in Constantia Cape Town has a new and vibrant website.  With much more detailed information and online availability now as an option, it makes for easier quoting to your client.

Glen Avon Lodge, a client of Boutique Travel Marketing is one of Cape Town's premier guest houses.  With 15 superior luxury rooms and easy access to top desitantions like the Cape Town waterfront, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch gardens and The wine route, White sandy beaches and so much more.

Ranked 3 of 28 Constantia B&B's, you know your clients will have the best stay here with excellent cuisine. One trip advisor user rated the food of a higher quality than one of the top restaurants in Franschhoek and less expensive.  

Visit the website on for more information and images.
For constant information and something you can share with your clients - view and save the IBROCHURE

For more information, brochures and training, please contact the UK marketing office of Boutique Travel Marketing on 
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