For over 25 years the Orient Express name has been synonymous with providing the utmost level of luxury in diverse and unique locations. This world-famous company currently owns and manages hotels, trains, ocean cruises and restaurants in some of the most magnificent settings on the planet.
Noted for their superb cuisine, many Orient Express hotels offer cookery classes as well as botanical and painting classes with spa treatments often included as part of their luxurious packages. Orient Express hotels also offer ideal wedding venues and conference rooms and they will happily partner you in the organisation of your special event.
The Orient-Express portfolio in southern Africa is a well balanced mix of two opulent hotels in South Africa and three superior lodges in Botswana.
Flagship of the Orient Express's impressive African property collection is the iconic Mount Nelson Hotel, located at the foot of Cape Town's natural wonder - Table Mountain - and set in nine acres of landscaped gardens. The company's other luxurious South African hotel - The Westcliffe - is situated in Johannesburg's green belt and has panoramic views of the "City of Gold".
In Botswana Orient Express maintains its incomparable standards of luxury in remote wilderness surroundings: Eagle Island Camp, Savute Elephant Camp and Khwai River Lodge are all located in prime game viewing destinations and deliver superb African safari experiences - indeed, Eagle Island Camp was voted "Botswana's Leading Safari" at the World Travel Awards in 2007, adding to the list of prestigious awards this distinguished company has accumulated over the years.