2020 OR Africa Passover in St Helena Bay, South Africa
2020 Passover Program in South Africa
PESACH 5780 EXPERIENCE AN UNFORGETTABLE PROGRAM BAY, SOUTH AFRICA 2020 ST HELENA 8 TO 19 APRIL 2020
South Africa is a beautiful multicultural and diverse country with a rich history. Here you will find some of the most breath-taking sights and unforgettable experiences the world has to offer.
OR Africa has been in the country for many years and our team has well over 40 years of experience in the industry. OR Africa originated from the dining and hosting industry and has expanded into the tourism industry, providing full-service leisure, adventure, eco and business/private tours, all of which are fully Kosher. Our competent and attentive team will be sure to attend to your every need and ensure you have a wonderful experience.
We look forward to having you join us on our Pesach Experience.
How can we benefit you?
Our services are based on 3 major points:
We have an excellent reputation for personal services, quality and value. Through understanding our clients and their needs, we are able to offer you an unique Bespoke Kosher Pesach Experience. We realise the importance of sharing a Pesach Experience with family and friends and this is an opportunity to be spoilt and experience real freedom with our dedicated staff looking after you and ensuring an experience of a lifetime.
We pride ourselves in our service and attention to detail. Our experienced staff are there to look after you and to ensure a memorable experience with your family and loved ones. We create memories that last a lifetime and our warm friendly staff are waiting to assist you and provide for your specific needs and requirements. We pride ourselves in customer satisfaction and with our creative approach to service, we look forward to hosting you and enjoying our service.
With our “know how and expertise” we do not only offer competitive prices, but we create Pesach Sedorim for your family with all your specific requirements. We bring all of our staff and knowledge to Pesach ensuring the highest level of Kashrut is adhered to. Activities for children and teens are also sought to, ensuring an amazing holiday for the whole family.
Join fellow Jews from across South Africa and around the world for an extraordinary Pesach experience at the spectacular Shelley Point Hotel and Spa in St. Helena Bay, Western Cape, South Africa.
Enjoy deluxe amenities with the best Jewish environment, packed with exciting activities. Relax with family, encounter people from all around the world and explore amazing adventures. Our program offers an exceptional experience in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
The Shelley Point Hotel and Spa nestles in St Helena Bay, along the West Coast of South Africa within the Western Cape, only a 90-min drive from Cape Town. Shelley point is the perfect destination for a Pesach experience, given its surroundings and amazing activities in and around the area and because it is set in a private peninsula. The hotel is perfect for the needs of a Jewish family catering for the needs of all children no matter the ages.
The emphasis is on privacy and comfort. The 88 elegantly decorated rooms consist of studio or mezzanine suites with a loft bedroom, backed up by the space and comfort of a lounge and designer bathroom, satellite TV and air-conditioning.
This Pesach, we at Or Africa are proud to announce a remarkable collaboration between Shelly Point Hotel & Shir-Raz Caterers, to bring you exquisite delicacies & a fine dinning experience where every menu is individually tailored to your perfection. Mr. Uri Cohen, chef, project manager, supervisor & co-founder of Or Africa, has been involved in all things foodie for more than 30 years as well as the travel and leisure industry. Mr. Cohen will be working side-by-side our very own kosher chef, Roshaan Abrahams, who mixes flavours from all over the world by giving you an Eastern Malay, and multi-cultural experience of a lifetime. Roshaan Abrahams, who has the privilege learning from him all the various traditional Pesach & Jewish cuisines and mixing it up with exotic fragrances that will keep you excited for more.
For the Sedorim there will be the option of joining the festive communal Seder, or to have your own family Seder in a more private setting. Our Sedorim are events of quintessential elegance. You will be provided with all Seder accoutrements including Shemurah Matzah, wine and many other essentials to ensure you experience a seder kosher L’mehadrin.
We will maintain a Shul on the premises where services are held three times a day throughout Pesach.
The Kashrut is strictly Glatt Kosher with the strictest standards of Shechita and Shemura Matza. Non Gebroks. All dairy products are Chalav Yisrael. The whole program is run under the strictest supervision of the Beth Din Tzedek.
Wednesday – 08-04-20 – Day 1
Arrive at Shelley Point Hotel and Spa. After unpacking and some relaxation, enjoy a beautiful safari drive in the surroundings. After which, you are free to enjoy the facilities in and around the hotel
Thursday – Friday – 09-04-20 – 10-04-20 – Day 2-3
Enjoy a time of relaxation and make use of the numerous fun and relaxing activities
Saturday – 11-04-20 – Day 4
Day of rest. After the service and a lovely meal, we visit on foot the places around the hotel.
Sunday – 12-04-20 – Day 5
Tour the marvellous Cape Peninsula. Enjoy a boat cruise from to Duiker Island, a sanctuary for thousands of Cape Fur Seals as well as a variety of seabirds. Drive along Cape Town’s most scenic road: Chapman’s Peak Drive, hacked out of the face of the mountain between 1915 and 1922. Ride on the Flying Dutchman Funicular at Cape Point, believed to be the only commercial funicular of its kind in Africa. Get acquainted with African penguins at Boulders Beach, one of the few remaining locations in the country where African penguins are able to roost and nest without interference.
Monday – 13-04-20 – Day 6
Enjoy the magnificent sights at Thali Thali Game Reserve. Thali Thali is a 1,460 hectare Cape West Coast game and fynbos reserve situated just over 1 hours drive from Cape Town, bordering the West Coast National Park and Langebaan. The Langebaan Lagoon is known as the jewel of the West Coast and enjoys almost year-round sunshine and boasts azure waters and unsurpassed natural beauty.
Tuesday – Thursday – 14-04-20 -16-04-20 – Day 7-9
Enjoy a time of relaxation and fun at Shelley Point Hotel and Spa. Choose from a host of activities which caters for the entire family.
Friday – 17-04-20 – Day 10
Travel to the beautiful mother city, Cape Town. We will start our city tour on foot by visiting the Castle of Good Hope, built towards the end of the 17th century and was declared a National Monument in 1936. Not far from the Castle we will venture to the old Cape Town City Hall, from its balcony, President Mandela gave his 1st speech after he gained freedom in 1990. Then we head to the old Company’s gardens, the 1st settlement after Jan Van Riebeeck landed in Cape Town. Around the Gardens, we will find the Old Slave Lodge, St. George’s Cathedral, the SA library, Houses of Parliament, the Great Jewish Synagogue designed by Scottish architects and built in 1905 and next to it, the old Synagogue built in 1863. This was the 1st Synagogue in Cape Town
Saturday – 18-04-20 – Day 11
Day of rest. After the service and a lovely meal. In the evening, the Waterfront is a great place to visit.
Sunday – 19-04-20 – Day 12
After breakfast and checkout, travel to Stellenbosch. Situated in the beautiful Cape Winelands, with its old Dutch architecture of the 17th and 18th century, it is the seat of the University of Stellenbosch where many leaders graduated. We will stop in one of the kosher vineyards for a lecture on the origins of the wine industry in South Africa and maybe tasting. Travel to Cape Town International Airport for flight back home, End of tour – Safe travels and hope to see you soon.
THINGS TO DO AT SHELLEY POINT HOTEL AND SPA: SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO
Nestled in this charming West Coast Peninsula Security Village, Shelley Point Hotel & Spa is a haven of tranquility, set in acres of lushly landscaped Links Golf Course and miles of sandy white beaches! This area enjoys the best features of the Cape’s Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters, all within easy 90 minutes drive from Cape Town.
Golf – Golfers may enjoy a challenging game of golf at the Hotel’s 9-hole links golf course.
Spa treatments – The Shelley Point Spa is inspired by the “The Tree of Life”, their very own oasis where vintage elegance meets pure relaxation, focusing on a fresh start on life, positive energy, good health, growth and strength.
Gymnasium – Fitness enthusiasts may enjoy a workout at the hotel’s well-equipped gym.
Beaches – Guests may enjoy walks to the beautiful sandy beaches of Stompneusbaai, Shell Bay and the Light house.
Tennis – The BON Hotel Shelley Point features 2 tennis courts for guests wishing to enjoy some exercise in the fresh air.
Hiking – The veld comes alive with the vibrant colours of spring wildflowers. A birdwatchers paradise with an abundance of migrant waders, water birds and ‘strandveld’ birds.
Biking – Cyclists can test their skills on trails and gravel roads in the surrounding hills.
Coastal Drives – The Shelley Point Hotel & Spa offers a unique experience to our guests – the very popular Coastal Drive. The developer of Shelley Point as well as the owner of the Hotel, brought two of his game-driving vehicles all the way from his farm in Namibia, Erindi, to Shelley Point to show our guests a bit more of the beautiful West Coast. The drive starts and ends at The Shelley Point Hotel. The total duration varies anything from 21⁄2 hours to about 4 hours – depending on the time available to our guests.
ACTIVITIES FOR TEENS AND AT THE KIDS CLUB INCLUDE
Indoor play center Outside park
Board games Plasma TV Play-station consoles X-box consoles
Arts and crafts
Various toys and activities Cartoon network television Child minding service upon on request, a 24 hour notice period is required.
From $xxxx Per Person
The Pesach experience is inclusive of:
Sedorim and all meals throughout Pesach
Accommodation in our beautiful hotel
All activities in the Hotel
Transfers to the Hotel
The Pesach experience excludes:
All international and domestic flights
Airport taxes and levies
All activities and excursions not mentioned in itinerary