CRAFT YOUR OWN HOLIDAY

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To begin, choose a category which interests you and tick the checkboxes alongside your favoured holiday experiences, before clicking ‘Add to bucket’. After adding an item, click ‘Continue crafting’ and keep going until you’ve got all the ingredients to make the luxury holiday of your dreams.

Excited for the fun, but still unsure exactly where to begin?

Why not start by choosing your accommodation – a place to call home during your stay. From there, we’re fairly certain your imagination will run wild – and you’ll be an expert HME holiday crafter in no time!

Once you’ve carefully hand-picked all of your must-do holiday experiences, or at any stage while you’re still busy, view your bucket list and see what you have to look forward to!

If you still don’t know exactly what you are looking for, why not look at the holiday packages we offer.

 

 

Accommodation

  • Fully-serviced villas
  • City apartments
  • Five-star hotels
  • Game reserves and eco lodges
  • Country guesthouses

Type of Accommodation

Number of bedrooms (Sharing)

Number of bedrooms (Single Occupancy)

Preferred views

Please remember to add Concierge Services for your accommodation.

Accommodation

At HME Crafted Holidays your well-being and comfort are our priority, which is why we customise your accommodation to suit your tastes, no matter how refined.

It might be your wish to occupy a sea- or mountain-facing villa in cosmopolitan Camps Bay, or perhaps the complete privacy of a stately home nestled between the vineyards of the Cape Winelands is more to your taste. Maybe a quaint seaside abode on the charming West Coast is your ideal getaway, or you might prefer a five-star contemporary city apartment boasting every modern convenience imaginable.

Whatever home away from home will make you feel most content, put your trust in HME Crafted Holidays to find it.

 

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African holiday concierge services

Concierge services

  • Chauffeurs
  • Reservations
  • Tour guides
  • Au pairs
  • Butlers
  • Private chefs

I would like the following concierge services arranged for my holiday:

Concierge services

At HME Crafted Holidays we realise that time is your most precious commodity and delicately manage all elements of your trip to the very last detail. Our concierge services gladly take care of time-consuming tasks, leaving you to enjoy your luxury holiday with complete abandon.

From restaurant recommendations and reservations, to chauffeuring and running personal errands, we are committed to making your holiday experience unequivocally hassle-free. Request the services of a butler or a personal chef to prepare meals in your private home. If you’re travelling with family you might need an au pair, or a guide to help you uncover Cape Town’s hidden gems – no request is too much trouble.

 

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Elephants on a Big 5 African Safari

Big Five Safaris

  • Big Five safaris
  • Game viewing
  • Five-star lodges

On my holiday, I would like to enjoy:

Big Five Safaris

Is spotting Africa’s Big Five on your bucket list? HME Crafted Holidays offers the quintessential five-star safari on some pristine game reserves just outside Cape Town. Experience thrilling wildlife encounters on game drives guided by experts of the African bushveld and spend convivial evenings dining alfresco under a sky shining brightly with stars as lions roar in the distance.

Your safari can be as active or relaxing as you wish. We craft your trip according to your preferred accommodation, activities and timeframe. Whether you want to take time out with an easel to paint the beautiful African landscape or explore the bushveld with your new camera in search of the elusive leopard – our guarantee is an African safari to remember.

 

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Culinary experiences

  • Fine dining
  • Gourmet cuisine
  • Top restaurants
  • Informal dining
  • Traditional African cuisine

On my holiday, I would like to enjoy:

Culinary experiences

South Africa’s cultural influences from Africa, the Far East and Europe make the Rainbow Nation one of the most fascinating gastronomic destinations worldwide. Foodies have their pick from an endless supply of five-star establishments for fine dining, European-style bistros and more vivacious traditional eateries.

Taste a smorgasbord of South African flavours, from Dutch and Cape Malay dishes to a traditional barbeque (“braai”) of locally sourced meats, or sample European haute cuisine prepared with a South African accent at award-winning restaurants nestled between mountain and ocean. The more adventurous can take a Cape Malay cooking class in the Bo-Kaap or enjoy a scenic helicopter ride which ends in lunch at Franschhoek’s prestigious Grand Provence.

 

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Professional photographer

  • Cultural tours
  • Cape Point
  • Kirstenbosch
  • Robben Island
  • Table Mountain

On my holiday, I would like to spend the day with a professional photographer doing any of the following activities:

Professional photographer

Discover the origins of Cape Town and how this captivating city became the cultural melting pot it is today. To find these answers you will explore historical sites, marvel at Cape Dutch architecture, walk the narrow streets of District Six, and hear evocative first-hand accounts of life under apartheid and the birth of a new South African democracy.

Combine your discovery of Cape Town’s heritage with some of her other most celebrated sites such as Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Robben Island – where the world’s most cherished president, Nelson Mandela, was incarcerated for 18 years. You needn’t take a single selfie on these excursions as a professional photographer is available to capture the entire journey in a printed photo book (accompanied by a qualified tour guide).

 

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Gifts & shopping

  • Shopping
  • Luxury Brands
  • Designer goods
  • Jewelry

On my holiday, I would like to buy:

Gifts & shopping

From trendy boutique stores selling vintage clothing on upmarket Kloof Street to the expertly hand-crafted African art and curios on Greenmarket Square, shopaholics – and those simply looking for a memento of their visit to Cape Town – are sure to find a treasure to take home.

The V&A Waterfront, which welcomes more annual visitors than any other site in Africa, offers first-class shopping and entertainment. High street fashion retailers such as Versace, Louis Viton, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger and Gucci line the halls of this shopping Mecca. You also won’t have any trouble finding something for the young ones at toy giant Hamley’s or a timeless jewelry piece for a loved one at Lorraine Efune, Shimansky, Charles Craig or Uwe Koetter.

With so much retail therapy on offer, HME Crafted Holidays would be delighted to design your shopping holiday around your list of preferences.

 

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Golfing

  • Golfing
  • Golf and spa experience

On my holiday, I would like to enjoy:

Golfing

Whether you’re a scratch golfer or simply enjoy playing the occasional round just to get outdoors, HME Crafted Holidays will tailor-make a golfing holiday to tell your friends about for years to come. Tour the Cape Peninsula, moving from one immaculate fairway to another on South Africa’s most picturesque golf estates, surrounded by rolling valleys, mountains and sea. Enjoy the privilege of playing world-class courses such as Pearl Valley, Erinvale and Paarl – designed by legends of the game, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and David Frost respectively.

If your partner isn’t keen on golf, spoil them with a spa treatment while you focus on your handicap at Arabella Golf Estate or a number of other idyllic estates which offer a truly unique golf and spa experience.

 

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Health & wellness

  • Spa treatments
  • Massages
  • Nail treatments
  • Haircuts

On my holiday, I would like to enjoy:

Health & wellness

If you’d like pampered relaxation to be the focus of your crafted luxury holiday, you should know that Cape Town is one of the most well-resourced cities for spas and wellness centres on the planet. Your customised itinerary includes visits to the city’s most renowned facilities where an impressive bouquet of body, nail and hair treatments will pamper you from head to toe.

A number of five-star hotels in the Mother City – 12 Apostles Hotel, Vineyard Hotel or the One & Only Cape Town – are home to premier spas. For an on-your-doorstep health and wellness experience you might elect to take up residence in one of these award-winning establishments. But if a quick haircut or manicure before dinner is all that’s required, that too can be easily arranged, unless you would prefer the royal treatment in the comfort of your private home.

 

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Take a Yacht or a Private Cruise to see parts of Africa you have never seen before

Private cruises

  • Sunset cruises
  • Day charters
  • Sundowners

On my holiday, I would like to enjoy:

Private cruises

Marvel at the magnificent Cape coastline from the vantage point of your private yacht while enjoying a tall glass of sparkling wine and some fresh oysters. Once the sun dips below the horizon, the only lights are those of the Mother City, romantically twinkling against the backdrop of iconic Table Mountain – one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. From the expansive waters of the Atlantic Ocean you can’t miss state-of-the-art Cape Town Stadium built for hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Sea excursions begin at the scenic harbour of the V&A Waterfront from where you could enjoy a quick two-hour cruise on a catamaran or charter a private yacht for the entire day while sightseeing in glorious Table Bay – the choice is all yours.

 

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Wine & beverage

  • Wine tasting
  • Méthode Cap Classique
  • Craft beer
  • Coffee
  • Sherry
  • Brandy
  • Gin

On my holiday, I would like to enjoy:

*Tours involve visits to several producers, while tastings take place at venues which do not necessarily specialise in production of the specific beverage

Wine & beverage

In 1659 South Africa’s rich wine history began at Groot Constantia, and the Cape Winelands has remained the largest and most awarded wine-producing region in the country. On these grand estates stretching as far as the West Coast and Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, world-renowned wines are paired with gourmet cuisine and locally made delicacies like biltong (cured meat) chocolate and cheese. South African sparkling wine, Méthode Cap Classique, made in much the same way as French Champagne, can be tasted on a number of estates as part of a unique tour.

Wine aside, the Cape produces some of the most talked-about craft beer in the world. Visit a handful of the breweries responsible for putting South Africa on the beer map. For coffee connoisseurs, Cape Town’s scene consistently comes out tops on travel blogs with our very own Truth Coffee recently voted the best coffee shop in the world.

 

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Accommodation

  • Fully-serviced villas
  • City apartments
  • Five-star hotels
  • Game reserves and eco lodges
  • Country guesthouses
African holiday concierge services

Concierge services

  • Chauffeurs
  • Reservations
  • Tour guides
  • Au pairs
  • Butlers
  • Private chefs

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