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    Destination

    Zanzibar - West Coast

    When can I go?

    1 September 2022 - 21 December 2022

    Description

    7 Night discounted holiday at the Sea Cliff Resort and Spa

    What’s included in the deal?

    Return flights to Zanzibar on Kenya Airways Return resort transfers 7 Nights accommodation in a Garden Room Breakfast & dinner daily Complimentary snorkelling equipment, non-motorised watersports, use of bicycles & a return shuttle trip to Stone Town All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

    More Info

    Package price includes a 10% early bird discount - book and pay 60 days prior arrival Upgrade to All Inclusive basis from R7 280 per person Green fee from R1 340 per person One child under 11 years stays free when sharing with parents

    Airfare Surcharges & Conditions

    This airfare is indicative only and subject to seasonal surcharges and best available Kenya Airways fare at time of booking

    Terms & Conditions

    Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

    Pricing Per Person Sharing From

    Johannesburg
    Base Price: ZAR 15 795
    Package Taxes: ZAR 4 530
    Total Price: ZAR 20 325
  • SEA CLIFF RESORT AND SPA


    Why we like it

    Experience an Island breakaway at Sea Cliff Resort & Spa and you will discover something very special.

    A beautiful resort located on the West Coast of the exotic island of Zanzibar. With traditional makuti roofs and Arabic towers lit by brass lights, the hotel is a unique combination of modern facilities mixed with the original exotic architecture of historical Zanzibar. The cliffside location overlooking the Indian Ocean in Mangwapani and offers panoramic views across the sparkling ocean and shimmering white beach.

    Description

    LOCATION
    West Coast, Mangapwani.

    ACCOMMODATION
    All 120 rooms are located on the ground or first floor.

    24 Garden Rooms (Size: 31m2)
    Ideal for families or couples, all rooms are equipped with elegant furnishings and the bathroom features a shower only.
    Guests can relax on a personal furnished balcony overlooking the tropical gardens, all rooms lead out onto the gardens and are on a short walk to the pools, children, family and other outdoor activities.

    80 Superior Ocean View Rooms (Size: 31m2)
    All rooms have refreshing ocean views from the bedroom and balcony and are spacious with higher standard selected elegant furnishings. Inter-leading rooms can be accommodated.
    The well positioned balcony, furnished with comfortable island crafted furniture ensure private outdoor views of the Indian Ocean.
    Bathrooms feature a shower only.

    16 Deluxe Ocean View Rooms (Size: 48m2)
    All rooms are spacious and elegantly furnished and equipped with the finest of linen.
    Each room has a luxurious bathroom, free-standing spa bath, separate shower Jacuzzi, dual wash basins and wall mounted make up / shaving mirror. For additional personal capacity, inter-leading rooms can be accommodated.
    Each room has stupendous ocean views with double balconies, exquisitely appointed with classical island wicker furniture for our guests’ uninterrupted delightful views of the Indian Ocean.

    ROOM FACILITIES

    • Air conditioning
    • Ceiling Fan
    • Mosquito nets
    • LCD TV
    • Hair dryer
    • Internet
    • Telephone
    • Mini bar
    • Tea & coffee making facilities
    • Electronic safe
    • iPod Docking Station
    • Private balcony

    DINING

    Meal Plans
    The resort operates on a Half Board, Half Board Plus, Full Board and All Inclusive basis.

    Half Board includes:

    • Breakfast in the Mangapwani Restaurant.
    • Dinner in the Mangapwani Restaurant.

    Half Board Plus includes:

    • Breakfast in the Mangapwani Restaurant.
    • Dinner in the Mangapwani Restaurant.
    • House wines and house spirits, local beers, selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, juice, still water, tea and coffee (10h00 – 00h00).

    Full Board includes:

    • Breakfast in the Mangapwani Restaurant.
    • Buffet lunch in the Mangapwani Restaurant.
    • Dinner in the Mangapwani Restaurant.

    All Inclusive includes:

    • Breakfast in the Mangapwani Restaurant.
    • Buffet lunch in the Mangapwani Restaurant.
    • Dinner in the Mangapwani Restaurant.
    • House wines and house spirits, local beers, selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, juice, still water, tea and coffee (10h00 – 00h00).
    • Room service is not included.

    Mangapwani Restaurant
    Situated next to the swimming pool and overlooking the Indian Ocean offering alfresco and undercover dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Expect cuisine with local and international themes and live entertainment.
    Open for Breakfast (07h00 – 10h00), Lunch (12h30 – 15h00) and Dinner (19h00 – 22h00).

    Kobe Restaurant
    Situated at the Kobe swimming pool and offers casual light lunches such as wraps and pizzas. This menu is also available around both swimming pools, in the Zanzi-bar and lounges.
    Open for Light meals (12h00 – 18h00).

    Zanzi-Bar
    Formal bar overlooking the Indian Ocean offering the same light meal menu as the Kobe Restaurant.
    Open for Drinks (10h00 – 00h00 and Light meals (12h00 – 18h00).

    Jetty Bar
    Situated at the end of the jetty offering the ideal location to enjoy exotic cocktails while watching the spectacular sunset over the Indian Ocean.
    Open for Drinks (17h00 - 19h00).

    Beach Bar
    Located on the resort’s private beach next to the watersports centre.
    Open for Drinks and Snacks (10h00 - 17h00).

    KIDS CLUB
    The Kids Club is available for children aged 2 -12 years.
    Trained child minders supervise activities such as arts & crafts and there is a children’s playground with a mini climbing wall.

    Open 09h00 - 17h00.

    SPA
    At Sea Cliff Resort and Spa we understand the demands of modern-day life and therefore we believe a holiday should offer more than fun, but also finding peace and tranquillity and restoring your energy.

    Zuri Rituals spa has five treatment rooms, including a couple’s massage room, sauna and steam room where visitors can find peace and tranquillity and restore their energy. Natural spices are Zanzibar’s wealth and is a revolving ingredient within our company’s core principles. At Zuri Rituals spa, we use natural botanical skin care products handmade with love in small batches to achieve the greatest degree of particularity and freshness.

    In addition, it is the only resort Spa offering a terrace, where authentic Ayurvedic treatments are offered and performed, in the pure Kerala tradition by a certified trained therapist from Kerala, India.

    The spa offers a range of treatments, including facials, manicures, pedicures, body scrubs as well as massages and a plunge pool.

    GOLF
    Sea Cliff is home to the only golf course on Zanzibar.

    Golfers can enjoy the 9-hole Matkovitch course with its club house, under-cover driving range and practice greens which include chipping, bunker and putting greens.

    Zanzibar’s sandy beaches provide the 7th hole’s unique fairway bunker and the signature 9th hole is complimented by its exotic backdrop of the sea.

    The course has been designed with variation in distance and direction on the front and back 9 to create an experience of playing a full 18 holes. The course has a par 71, which includes short and long par 4’s and a couple of drivable options.

    After a round, golfers can enjoy the sunset from the Clubhouse’s Veranda, situated on a private beach and soak in the views of the ocean.

    Hotel guests get preferential rates and tee off times and can hire golf carts and clubs.

    Wi-Fi
    Complimentary in all the rooms and public areas.

    WATERSPORTS & ACTIVITIES (* some at a supplement)

    • 2 Infinity swimming pools
    • 1 Children’s swimming pool
    • Darts
    • Pool table
    • Bicycles
    • Snorkelling
    • Table tennis
    • 2 Tennis courts
    • Squash court
    • Fully equipped Techno Gym
    • Yoga deck
    • Horse riding
    • Complimentary shuttle to Stone Town
    • Conference facilities (10 - 120 delegates)

    All information in this Fact Sheet is applicable from 22 December 2021 to 31 October 2023 and is subject to change without prior notice.

    Please note that some services may not be available due to weather conditions, hotel occupancy and/or operational requirements.

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    HOLIDAY TO ZANZIBAR

    Jambo! This is the Swahili greeting that you will hear on arrival in Zanzibar from the warm and inviting locals. Zanzibar is the name of an archipelago in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of East Africa. There are many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, sometimes informally referred to as 'Zanzibar'), and Pemba Island. As the number one beach location in East Africa, Zanzibar is a wonderful beach holiday destination, with classic tropical beaches, lush plantations, an incredible history and a fascinating culture. Apart from historic Stone Town, with its labyrinth of narrow streets, Zanzibar is known for its beautiful palm-fringed beaches and pristine coral reefs.

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    HISTORY OF ZANZIBAR

    Zanzibar was inhabited by Portuguese navigators at the end of the 15th century. They were ousted 200 years later by the Omani Arabs and Zanzibar became a major centre for slave trading. Zanzibar became an Arab state and was an important centre of trade and politics in the region. European explorers, including Stanley and Livingstone, began their expeditions into the interior of Africa from Zanzibar in the late 1800s. In 1964, the sultan and the government were overthrown in a revolution and in the same year, Zanzibar and Tanganyika combined to form the United Republic of Tanzania.

    LANGUAGE OF ZANZIBAR

    The indigenous language spoken throughout Zanzibar is Swahili (called Kiswahili locally). English is widely spoken and understood. Jambo Rafiki – Hello my friend!

    ZANZIBAR CULTURE

    Most of the people in Zanzibar are Muslim and all towns and villages on Zanzibar Island have mosques. Visitors to Zanzibar Town (Stone Town) will hear the evocative sound of the muezzins calling people to prayer from the minarets, especially for the evening session at sunset. There are also small populations of Christians and Hindus.

    CLIMATE IN ZANZIBAR

    Zanzibar is a few degrees south of the equator and enjoys a very tropical climate. The average daytime high is between 28°C and 32°C and the night-time lows are between 20°C and 25°C. Temperature wise – Zanzibar is an all-year-round island holiday destination. February is very hot and very humid (just leave your hair straightener at home!) and March to May are the wettest months.

    ZANZIBAR CURRENCY

    The local currency in Zanzibar is Tanzania Shillings (TSH) but the currency cannot be bought outside of the country. Cash (US Dollars) and credit cards are accepted at hotels and at any Bureau de Change. We strongly recommend that you take USD cash in small denominations for incidental purchases, tips etc.

    ZANZIBAR ELECTRICITY

    220/230 V. square pin adapter (same plugs as UK). It is advisable to take along an international adaptor.

    MALARIA IN ZANZIBAR

    As Zanzibar is situated in a malaria zone, it is recommended that you consult your physician on the correct preventative medication required before you travel.

    WHAT TO DO IN ZANZIBAR

    Whether you spend your days lazing by the pool, sipping cocktails on the beach at sunset, diving in warm waters or enjoying a Dhow cruise around small islands, your Zanzibar holiday will be a memorable experience.

    • Diving: With living reefs surrounding the islands, Zanzibar has excellent dive locations. There are plenty of places where the water temperature is warm, visibility is usually excellent, and currents are weak, all of which contributes to an ideal location for first time and novice divers. In addition to the warm and still waters full of colourful fish, there are many challenging dives as well. If you want to surf the current through a ravine, go for deep water, or search for wrecks, there are dive companies in Zanzibar that can make it happen for you. Many of the larger resorts in Zanzibar on the north and east coasts have professionally-run dive shops as well. Qualified divers must produce certification and a log book.
    • Shopping: Whether you’re in the market for T-shirts, spices, kangas, furniture or hand sewn pillow covers, Stone Town is a great place for fun shopping and bargain hunting. You will find the inevitable ashtray carved out of a coconut shell, but there are enough Tinga-tinga paintings, woodcarvings and woven goods to keep almost everyone in the market for a tasteful souvenir.
    • Stone Town: Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001, Stone Town is a mishmash of cultures, languages and architecture. Over the centuries, Stone Town has grown from a small fishing village to a thriving town with an extraordinary history. Walking around Stone Town, you can see the influence of the different cultures that make up Zanzibar. Coral and stone houses show off imposing Zanzibar doors with brass studs as a defence against charging elephants and carvings with scriptures from the Quran. A tour of the town is highly recommended.
    • Excursions:There are loads of excursions available to help you explore this unique island. It is wise to stick to a reputable operator and not be lured by beach boys and vendors who prey on tourists promising cheap prices. There are two excursions that are not to be missed in our opinion. A visit to a spice farm village on the Spice Tour will allow you to walk through the farm with your guide – touching, smelling and tasting different spices and fruits. It will give you an insight into local life in Zanzibar and the opportunity to try some Swahili dishes, taste the fruits in season and try some spiced tea.
    • Setting sail on a traditional dhow will be one of the highlights of your trip. Safari Blueis a full day excursion which takes you out into Menai Bay – a haven of beautiful uninhabited islands where the waters are frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins. The anchor is dropped on a sandbank which makes for some spectacular snorkelling. Drinks are served throughout the day and lunch is a buffet of grilled fish, lobster, calamari and chicken. Make sure this one is on your itinerary.

    WHAT TO PACK FOR YOUR ZANZIBAR HOLIDAY

    • As a guide, the maximum weight for checked luggage is 20kg in economy class.
    • Your hand-luggage should not weigh more than 6kg and needs to be small and compact
    • Take along your best beach and casual wear, perfect for the day
    • The dress-code for dinner is usually smart casual and gents may be required to wear long trousers
    • Take an umbrella or rain poncho if travelling from October to January to March to June
    • When in town, men & women should have their shoulders and knees covered. Bermuda shorts and a polo shirt are perfectly fine but halter-tops and miniskirts are insulting to locals
    • Sunglasses and suntan lotion are a must
    • Don’t forget any medication that you might need, and be sure to pack it in your hand luggage
    • Chargers for all your devices (it’s a good idea to take along a few movies on a tablet or something similar as the English TV channels in your hotel may be limited)
    • Swimming shoes and goggles
    • Mosquito repellent
    • A sun hat or cap

    ZANZIBAR TRAVEL TIPS

    • Pack a change of clothing in your hand luggage in case of baggage delays (and a spare cozzie so at least you can have a swim when you get to your resort)
    • Clothing creases less if rolled in a sausage shape when packed – so roll, don’t fold
    • No sharp objects are permitted in your hand luggage (yes, tweezers are sharp!)
    • Travel insurance is a must. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford to travel!
    • Travelling with kids – please check that you have all the relevant documents including unabridged Birth Certificates.
    • Put electronics, medication, toothbrushes and jewellery in your carry-on bag
    • It’s often a good idea to let your bank or credit card company know that you’re going overseas
    • Be patient, be flexible, be spontaneous and have the best time ever!

    ZANZIBAR DID YOU KNOW:

    • Due to its proximity to the Equator, Zanzibar is warm throughout the year and has equal days and nights (12-hours each)
    • The shortest war ever recorded by man is the Anglo-Zanzibar War where the British bombarded the Beit al Hukum Palace and after 38 minutes, a ceasefire was called.
    • Zanzibar is popularly known as the Spice Islands.
    • Zanzibar has the largest number of carved doors in Africa
    • Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the band Queen, was born in Zanzibar in 1946. His birth name was actually Farouk Bulsara.
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