• I don’t know much about South Africa. Where do I start? Can you help?

    This is a great place. It’s modern and African, with world-class infrastructure and top-skilled medical professionals. It’s a diverse country of enormous possibility, in convenient time zones and with outstanding scenery. Start here

  • Are Frozen Egg Transfers (FET) often successful?

    Frozen eggs, thawed later, may lose up to 50% of their fresh potential. You can imagine how difficult it is to perfectly preserve anything in this way! So, fresh is always better than frozen (although recent studies suggest that new techniques may improve this record significantly).

    Anyway, the Fertility Clinics do have very strict criteria for choosing eggs that may be frozen – and they will only implant embryos that have been grown successfully in the laboratory for two days. Even then, the likelihood of a successful pregnancy is still lower than that of a fresh cycle.

  • Is Egg Freezing a good idea?

    It’s common practice to freeze some extra eggs recovered from an Egg Donor (assuming that they meet set medical standards), for your future use if necessary. Although use extensively, it’s still early days and successful pregnancy rates are still much lower than when you use donated eggs immediately as they are recovered.

    ICSI is usually used to fertilize frozen eggs after thawing.

  • Will I have to wait for an Egg Donor?

    Our Egg Donors may decide to donate again. In South Africa, the medics suggest a maximum of six donations, or five pregnancies, whichever comes first. Clinics may differ slightly in this, but will be able to justify their policy to you.

    Once an Egg Donor is matched, or chosen, we remove her profile from our website. After at least one normal cycle and period, she may choose to donate again – so they have at least three months break between donations, and the decision to continue is theirs and theirs alone. As long as you are reasonably clear about what you are looking for, we should have a good few choices for you.

  • Why should I choose ababySA.com?

    We care about one thing only – professional services to the special groups with whom we work: Egg Donors, Recipients and Clinics. We have plenty of experience in managing the process of Egg Donation and – at the end of the day – it’s all about a successful pregnancy. It’s about you, not us.

    We want, manage and support committed, high-quality Donors; we provide these special people to you, our Recipients with empathy and an understanding of your special circumstances and we support busy Fertility Clinics with properly-screened, responsible and committed people.

     

  • How old are your Egg Donors?

    The ideal age for egg donation is the age at which your Egg Donor’s eggs are most viable, and egg quality is directly affected by the age of your Egg Donor. Statistically, this means women in their mid-20s, although slightly older and slightly younger women are excellent candidates, too. ababySA accepts Egg Donors from 20 to 34 years old.

  • What is a Proven Egg Donor? Should I choose one?

    If an Egg Donor has donated successfully before, or been pregnant before, she is “proven”. But all our Egg Donors have medical scans and examinations to confirm they have ovaries and eggs and to track how their eggs mature with hormone treatment. So there is only a slight doubt removed when you choose a Proven Egg Donor.

    Concentrate on choosing the right Egg Donor for you.

  • So, you have a lot of background on your Egg Donors?

    Apart from basic information such as age, weight and location, our Egg Donors also tell us about their personality and motivation for donating, their education, their medical and family medical history (up to two generations) and we disclose childhood and baby photos to you. There’s plenty of information for you to consider!

  • Will the procedure work?

    60-70% of the time it does work, first time. As in, “you are finally pregnant!” 

    It’s a real prospect if you have been struggling with infertility. If not, as the Clinics usually recover more eggs than you actually need for your IVF, you could try a Frozen Egg Transfer (FET), or you could try the routine again. After three cycles using donated eggs, the success rates reach into the 90%s.

    Obviously there are many factors involved in bringing your successful pregnancy to term. Your specialists are qualified to discuss this with you in detail and we encourage you to ask for as much information as you can.

  • How do the specialists decide what is a good quality egg?

    Retrieved eggs are surrounded by cumulous cells, that mask the true nature of the egg until they are removed by the sperm, about 19 hours after insemination. Then, the embryos have to develop due to a specific timeline (four-cell stage on day 2 and an eight-cell stage on day 3). When this process has taken place, your specialist is able to comment with some confidence on whether the particular embryo is a “good” one.

    Interestingly, embryos that develop faster, or slower than this timeline, are generally, but not always, of lesser quality.

  • What plays a more important role, nature or nurture?

    We wish we could confidently answer this question. There’s a good summary of the debate here, but – in short – we wonder if your child’s innate (genetic) blueprint (nature), or her environmental experiences (nurture) will play a stronger role in defining the person she or he will ultimately grow to be. Our Egg Donor profiles are detailed precisely because we think that you should have enough information to choose natural features that match yours, but – as we’ve said – there’s no doubt that the family environment is critical to your child’s development. This is your baby. You are the mother.

  • Can we trust the information on my Egg Donors’ profile?

    We obviously rely on the Egg Donor to be honest. We do communicate with her and will verify selected information, but – believe us – there’s no real financial gain in donating, so no motive to lie on her profile. She’s going to jab herself with needles, risk mood swings and bloating and be involved in an anonymous medical procedure that takes time out of her normal lifestyle.

    It’s in all our interests to make sure that you choose the right Egg Donor in every sense of the word. There are enough checks and balances in the system to pick up problem Egg Donors well in advance of them qualifying to join our database! 

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Travel Assistance

At ababySA, we realise that travel support during your time in our fantastic country is really important. We know that you are coming to us with a specific goal in mind. Having said that, there’s no harm in enjoying the serenity and possibilities of the major cities where we work (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth). So, we have worked hard to bring you a choice of travel programs that cater for all budgets and requirements, in all the major centres, while considering the splendid opportunities to see some of our beautiful country in a non-invasive, stress-free manner. Simply, we want you to be able to relax in clean and pleasant surroundings, not to worry about how you will get around, and to actually enjoy your time with us.

Doing an Egg Donation cycle here is a good idea: these tabs will give you some idea of the tourism potential of your chosen centre, while keeping your mind focused on our shared goal of a successful pregnancy. We have suggested pre-packaged accommodation and transport, all with 24-hour support from our partners at Giltedge travel, and all at a preferential rate. We can also arrange bespoke itineraries on your behalf, or recommend other possibilities to meet your specific needs.

All prices will to be confirmed in advance of any bookings. From time-to-time extraordinary specials are run and we would like to confirm these in your favour at the time! Have a look, see if it suits you, and let us assist you!

  • There are some stunning places to visit in Cape Town while you wait for your IVF. We suggest the following places or activities, which may be arranged either to a schedule, or privately. Also, you may prefer to use the car and drive around at your convenience. Just mail us on info@ababysa.com

    VICTORIA AND ALFRED WATERFRONT

    V and A

    The V&A Waterfront has restaurants, bars, shops, movies, museums and much, much more. It’s found on the historic Victoria Basin in the harbor area and is the most-visited tour spot in South Africa. The V&A offers the tourist an unforgettable experience in shopping, cuisine and South African hospitality in general.

     

    TABLE MOUNTAIN

    Table Mountain

    Table Mountain Cable Way runs from the foot of the mountain to the top. It’s a must: as the spectacular view is surely unequalled anywhere in the world. The mountain itself is a National Park and hosts around 6,000 species of fynbos (flora) that are found nowhere else on our planet. It’s a world heritage site, accessible via the cableway or many walking and hiking trails around the Peninsula.

     ROBBEN ISLAND

    Robben Island

    Robben Island was the home of ex-President Nelson Mandela for 27 years. It is now a national monument and not to be missed. Hourly trips from the Nelson Mandela Museum at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront will take you to the island, which has become a beacon of hope in the new South Africa. The tour takes you through the old prison, including Madiba’s cell. It’s not only about political prisoners, but also conservation: Robben Island has one of the largest African Penguin populations (a threatened species.)

     

    DISTRICT SIX MUSEUM

    District Six Museum

    This interesting Museum gives you a further glimpse into apartheid and the forceful removal of a people from their homes. It also gives you a look into the colorful history of District Six as well as the people who lived there.

     

    GOOD HOPE CASTLE

    The Castle

    The Castle of Good Hope is situated close to the City Hall, just down the street from the District Six Museum. It dates back three centuries to when the first Europeans (from the Dutch East Indian Company) set up a halfway house on their route to the Far East. Today it hosts fine restaurants and art galleries that depict the vast array of cultures that make up our wonderful country.

     

    COMPANY GARDENS

    Company Gardens

    At the top of Adderley Street, a few blocks away from the Castle of Good Hope, is the Company Gardens: this also dates back a few centuries to the early days of Cape Town. Today you’ll find the National Arts Gallery, as well as the South African National Museum. One of the neighbouring buildings is the South African Parliament.

     

    ATLANTIC SEABOARD

    Atlantic Seaboard

    Further afield, on the west side of the Peninsula, is Cape Town’s famous Clifton Beach. This beach, along with Camps Bay and Llandudno, is renowned for the stunning surroundings and beautiful people. You’ll also find “the Republic of Hout Bay”: a little fisherman’s village that nestles below the fabulous cliff drive of Chapman’s Peak. Build by prisoners of war in the previous century, it is most definitely one of the world’s most scenic drives. While in Hout Bay, take a boat trip to Seal Island and visit one of the largest Cape Fur seal colonies in the world, visit the World of Birds or the various markets, or go horseriding and – even – wine tasting!.

    CAPE POINT

    Cape Point

    Cape Point is the most southern point of the Cape Peninsula; a must where the two Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. The conservation area is breathtaking and will leave an impression that will stay with you forever. If there ever was a spectacular end of the world, this would be it…

     SIMON’S TOWN

    Simons Town

    The Eastern side of the Peninsula offers many attractions. Not least is False Bay, where historic Simon’s Town is home to the South African Navy. This quaint little town has stunning views of False Bay, home to the Great White Shark. South Africa is the only country in the world where this shark is a protected species. Legend has it that there is a great white shark in the False Bay Area that is so big that the locals has dubbed him the “SUB”. Don’t miss a visit to the penguins on Boulders beach.

     TWO OCEANS AQUARIUM

    Two Oceans

    Located in the V&A Waterfront, the Two Oceans Aquarium makes for a fascinating and exciting visit for the whole family, offering a variety of display tanks, interactive experiences, a touch pool and the highly popular predators tank. The I&J Predator Exhibit contains 2.2 million litres of seawater and is one of the most dramatic exhibits in the Aquarium. There are several great viewing points – including the semi-tunnel which hugs the perimeter of the exhibit, offering a spine-tingling encounter as sharks swim overhead. Ragged-tooth sharks; shoals of yellowtail, garrick and many other fish; several species of ray and a turtle are visible through an enormous 11 metre wide by 4 metre high acrylic panel.

    KIRSTENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDENS

    Kirstenbosch

    Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is a spectacular, relaxing and tranquil experience for any traveller. This world-renowned garden hosts a range of South African flora. The Botanical Garden is also renowned for its research it does to protect some of the most endangered specious of plants found in the Peninsula.

      

    WORLD OF BIRDS

    World of Birds

    This is the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the World. Over 3,000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are presented through more than 100 spacious, landscaped walk-through aviaries, allowing you the most intimate closeness with nature.

     

  • Platinum Package

    This premium offering is for a luxurious and personal experience, based in the beautiful Constantia valley, which is a peaceful haven close to the main Fertility Clinics and in easy reach of all the Cape Town attractions. Our Platinum package includes a Meet & Greet on arrival at Cape Town Airport, with a transfer to the hotel, 11 nights’ accommodation at The Last Word Constantia in an Elegant Suite (Bed & Breakfast basis), 24-hour Travel support and Budget car hire, delivered to the hotel and including 11 days’ rental of a Group D car. You can drop the car at Cape Town Airport, at the end of your rental.

    THE LAST WORD CONSTANTIA HOTEL

    Last Word Constantia HotelSituated in the heart of the Cape’s oldest wine region, The Constantia is an elegant and luxurious boutique hotel offering a unique and special holiday experience. The Constantia has six luxurious suites for superior bedroom accommodation. Throughout the Constantia, décor is predominantly traditional Constantia country-style, elegant and sophisticated. A unique and relaxing atmosphere is created in part by the examples of eclectic African art evident throughout this luxury boutique hotel. In addition, specially commissioned original mosaic art adorns selected patios.

    The attention to detail in the extravagantly well-appointed en-suite bathrooms is a special feature of The Constantia. There’s a private swimming pool and tanning deck which – in the interests of your privacy – has been landscaped and sunk below ground level, to ensure you can be private from even the few fellow guests. A large breakfast room serves all guests and – for most other meals – you can choose from the many exceptionally fine restaurants the Cape has to offer. Your host will be happy to make recommendations or reservations for you.

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    Gold Package

    The luxurious Steenberg Hotel is situated on the Cape’s oldest wine farm, a mere twenty-minute drive from the bustling heart of Cape Town. Our Gold package includes a Meet & Greet on arrival at Cape Town Airport, with a transfer to the hotel, 11 nights’ accommodation in a Luxury Room (Bed & Breakfast basis), 24-hour Travel support and Budget car hire, delivered to the hotel and including 11 days’ rental of a Group D car. You can drop the car at Cape Town Airport, at the end of your rental.

    STEENBERG HOTEL

    The Steenberg Hotel hotel nestles in the tranquil and central Constantia Valley, against the slopes of the spectacular Steenberg Mountains, offering sweeping views over False Bay. Its buildings, dating back to 1682, were lovingly restored and have been declared a National Monument.

    History reignited, this fully-restored farmhouse is a haven of serenity, situated only twenty minutes from the city centre in one of the Capes oldest and well established wine farms. The hotel is both friendly and highly exclusive: each en-suite room is tastefully furnished, some with exquisite antiques and all overlooking the vineyards or manicured gardens. And boasting the best Sunday lunch in town, the award winning Catharina’s restaurant offers guests delicious delights throughout the day, or you could enjoy a drink and tapas at the trendy Bistro1862. The professional staff in the luxurious and spacious spa will offer guests the perfect treatment to suit their particular needs.

    The estate boasts a state of the art modern winery, producing some of the country’s finest, award-winning wines. The world-class Steenberg Golf Course is only a five-minute walk from the hotel. Along with a fully equipped pro shop and gorgeous clubhouse, the 19th hole never looked this good. Guests are given special rates and can enjoy a round of golf on a course that was designed to make full use of natural features and hazards.

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    Silver Package

    We love the Vineyard. It’s a Cape Town institution set in beautiful grounds with special service and facilities, including two great restaurants. Walk to the Claremont CBD. Our Silver package includes a Meet & Greet on arrival at Cape Town Airport, with a transfer to the hotel, 11 nights’ accommodation at the Vineyard Hotel and Spa in a Courtyard Room (Bed & Breakfast basis), 24-hour Travel support and Budget car hire, delivered to the hotel and including 11 days’ rental of a Group B car. You can drop the car at Cape Town Airport, at the end of your rental.

    THE VINEYARD HOTEL

    Vineyard HotelWith over 200 years of history within its walls, this four-star deluxe 173-roomed hotel, is set in six acres of landscaped parkland, in the lush leafy suburb of Newlands on the banks of the Liesbeeck River, just 15 minutes from the city centre and the V&A Waterfront.

    Originally built by Lady Ann Barnard in 1799, the Vineyard Hotel has spectacular views of the forested slopes of Table Mountain. It boasts two outstanding restaurants: the glass-roofed Courtyard Restaurant caters for breakfast and dinner, while the award-winning Au Jardin offers dinner with excellent views of the garden and Table Mountain.

    Relax at the heated outdoor swimming pool, next to a state-of-the-art Health and Fitness Centre (with heated indoor pool) or take some time out at the inhouse spa.

    This beautiful establishment, with its exquisite ceramic murals and marvellous antiques, offers single rooms to family suites, both mountain- and courtyard-facing. The Vineyard Hotel is world renowned for its warmth and efficient service and is the gateway to all the delights of greater Cape Town.

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    Bronze Package

    Clean, convenient, convivial: the Southern Sun Newlands ticks all the boxes when you are looking for great service and convenience. Close to the major sports grounds (rugby and cricket), you can walk to the Claremont CBD. Our Bronze package includes a Meet & Greet on arrival at Cape Town Airport, with a transfer to the hotel, 11 nights’ accommodation at the Southern Sun Newlands in a Standard Room (Bed & Breakfast), 24-hour Travel support and Budget Car Hire, delivered to the hotel and including 11 days’ rental of a Group B car. You can drop the car at Cape Town Airport, at the end of your rental.

    THE SOUTHERN SUN NEWLANDS HOTEL

    Experience luxurious, leisure accommodation at Southern Sun Newlands, set in the lush garden suburb of Newlands in Cape Town. This hotel offers spacious, stylish accommodation that is in keeping with this upmarket suburb and gives travellers the chance to relax in an idyllic setting, while enjoying a spectacular view of Devil’s Peak on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. The hotel has 162 rooms and is renowned for warm, friendly, efficient service.

    It’s very central to all the delights of Cape Town.

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  • Pretoria, executive capital of South Africa, is situated north of Johannesburg and offers an alternative base for tourism in the region while you wait for your IVF. We suggest the following places or activities, which may be arranged either to a schedule, or privately. Also, you may prefer to use the car and drive around at your convenience. There are many more attractions for you to enjoy: use these as a starting point and chat to us about anything else you may be interested in, or let us arrange a special trip on your behalf. Just mail us on info@ababysa.com

    GOLD REEF CITY

    Johannesburg is synonymous with South Africa’s gold-mining industry: the city was founded in 1886 as a miner’s village on the Witwatersrand goldfields. Today, the Gold Reef City theme park and museum – built around the original No.14 shaft of Crown Mines – recreates the city of Johannesburg as it was during the early days of the gold rush. The guided tour includes an underground visit 220 metres below the surface, a gold pour and tribal dancing, providing the visitor with an in-depth look at the gold mining industry in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG AND SOWETO ORIENTATION TOUR

    Our tour is designed to give first-time visitors to Johannesburg an overall impression of “Egoli” – the City of Gold, South Africa’s commercial and financial capital. We first take a look around the northern suburbs, then continue to the hustle and bustle of Hillbrow and Braamfontein, home to the Constitutional Court of South Africa. We drive through the downtown area to the Carlton Centre, to view a “mini-Manhattan” from the viewing deck on the 50th floor.

    Onward to Soweto (SOuth WEstern TOwnship), largest black residential area in South Africa, where we see a fascinating contrast to Rosebank and Sandton in the north. This sprawling “city within a city” is home to approximately 2-million people, many of whom work in various parts of the greater metropolitan area of the Witwatersrand. In many ways, the story of Soweto is the story of South Africa. Our tour includes all the major points of interest, such as Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Baragwanath taxi rank, Freedom Square, Hector Pieterson Memorial and Nelson Mandela’s former home.

    APARTHEID MUSEUM AND CONSTITUTIONAL HILL

     This tour provides the visitor with an opportunity to take an in-depth look at South Africa’s turbulent past. First, travel across Johannesburg to the south of the city to visit the Apartheid Museum (closed on Mondays), that opened its doors in 2002. Here visitors embark on a historical voyage of discovery, a personal exploration of the past that examines the story of apartheid right up to the first democratic elections held in 1994. The tour of the museum lasts approximately two hours.

    We then continue to the Constitution Hill precinct, bordered by the inner-city neighbourhoods of Braamfontein and Hillbrow. It is here that South Africa’s new Constitutional Court opened in March 2004. The new court building is, most appropriately, established on the site of the Johannesburg Fort, built as a fortress in 1898 and later converted to one of the country’s most notorious prisons – popularly known as “Number Four”. The Fort closed its doors in 1983. Your visit here includes the museum that has been established in the old prison and will bring home the significance of this development and what it means for the future of Johannesburg and South Africa as a whole.

    LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE – LUNCH OR DINNER

    Experience our cultural diversity. Visit four villages – Zulu, Sotho, Xhosa and Pedi, watch traditional dancing and have a traditional lunch or dinner. This interesting visit takes about 3 hours.

    CRADLE OF HUMANKIND

     This fascinating trip is a half day orientation tour, which includes visits to both the Sterkfontein Caves and the Wonder Cave at Kromdraai. The Sterkfontein Caves were discovered in 1896 by an Italian gold prospector and are now regarded as one of the world’s most important archeological sites. The caves are in the Sterkfontein valley which, together with the nearby sites of Swartkrans, Drimolen and Kromdraai, make up the recently proclaimed World Heritage Site known as the “Cradle of Humankind”.

    Dr Robert Broom of the Transvaal Museum (now the Museum of Natural History) began excavations at the cave in 1936 and in 1947 discovered a well-preserved complete skull of a species of early man known as Plesianthropus Transvaalensis. This later became known as the famous “Mrs Ples”.

    PLEASE NOTE: These tours involve climbing up and down stairs, walking on smooth surfaces which may be slippery at times, and crawling through small spaces. Comfortable casual clothing and walking shoes are strongly recommended.

     

    THE RHINO AND LION NATURE RESERVE

     

    The Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve is a privately owned, unsubsidised game reserve situated on the northwestern outskirts of the Johannesburg metropolitan area. Opened in 1990, the reserve covers some 1 400 hectares, which includes the Lion and Predator Camp where cheetah, lion and the endangered wild dog may be seen. Visitors may also view rhino, wildebeest, hippo and a variety of antelope, such as gemsbok, eland and springbok.
    The reserve falls within the Sterkfontein Valley World Heritage Site, which is world-renowned in archeology as the so-called “cradle of humankind”.

    MAROPENG

    The exhibition at Maropeng itself is a journey of discovery from the beginnings of the world, through the history of humankind, right into the future. As you emerge from the exhibition, you discover a spectacular view of the Magaliesburg. When you enter the Tumulus at Maropeng, it looks like a giant burial mound. As you finish browsing through the exhibition and emerge, turn and see it, it’s totally transformed – it is now silver, grey and glass, hi-tech and futuristic. You get this feeling that you’re not at the end of history, but at the start of the future.

    At present one can also view fossils of a young hominid male, estimated to have been between 11 and 13 years old, and an older female, believed to have been in her late twenties or early thirties and are believed to be a new species Australopithecus sediba, the recently discovered ancestor of the Homo genus, to which humans, Homo sapiens, belong and are believed to be about 1.95 million years old.

     

     

    PREMIER DIAMOND MINE

    A visit to the active, producing Premier Diamond Mine where the magnificent Cullinan diamond (3106 carats) was found, in 1905. The tour includes a tour of the surface of the mine and viewing the big hole. It takes about 4 hours.

     

     

    HALF DAY PRETORIA

    We retrace the steps of Afrikaner history: from the Voortrekker Monument (which commemorates the Great Trek) and President Paul Kruger’s House (president when the South African War broke out in 1899), to Church Square and Melrose House where the peace treaty was signed in 1902.
    Our last stop is the Union Buildings which houses the president’s office. Set aside roughly 4 hours.

  • Platinum Package

    This premium offering is for a luxurious and personal experience, based conveniently in Sandhurst, Sandton; a peaceful haven close to the main Fertility Clinics and in easy reach of all the Johannesburg attractions. Our Platinum package includes a Meet & Greet on arrival at OR Tambo Airport, with a transfer to the hotel, 11 nights’ accommodation at The Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa in a Standard Egoli Suite (Bed & Breakfast basis), 24-hour Travel support and Budget car hire, delivered to the hotel and including 11 days’ rental of a Group D car. You can drop the car at OR Tambo Airport, at the end of your rental.

    THE SAXON

    The Saxon

    Nestled in the exclusive Sandhurst suburb of Sandton, this luxurious retreat boasts panoramic views of the entire city. Designed to capture and embrace its natural environment, The Saxon is serenely set in six acres of lush landscaped gardens, with extensive use of water a key design theme, stemming from a central point in the magnificent 920 m2 swimming pool.

    The hotel is characterized by attentive, yet subtle service; an air of sophistication and unique finer touches. The luxuriously elegant Villa, suites and guestrooms have been furnished in contemporary African decor, each boasting spacious areas and complete privacy. The world-class chefs create personalized dishes to suit every palette and the Saxon Spa is the ultimate retreat for peace and rejuvenation. Every treatment is a relaxing synergy of modern and ancient techniques.

    The Saxon is unique and unforgettable and has achieved world renown for outstanding and unparalleled South African hospitality at its best.

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    Gold Package

    We suggest, for an empathetic and supportive stay, in a convenient location and an emphasis on service from a committed staff, our Gold package that includes a Meet & Greet on arrival at OR Tambo Airport, with a transfer to the hotel, 11 nights’ accommodation at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa in a Chateau Suite (Bed & Breakfast basis), 24-hour Travel support and Budget car hire, delivered to the hotel and including 11 days’ rental of a Group D car. You can drop the car at OR Tambo Airport, at the end of your rental.

    FAIRLAWNS BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA

    This balanced Hotel is known for personal attention and is conveniently situated in Morningside Manor, close to Sandton. Fairlawns is an award-winning boutique hotel, a unique and upmarket sanctuary with a total of 40 highly individual, ultra-plush Suites with opulent and distinctive décor. This well-kept secret balances tranquility with proximity to the major centres of Sandton, Woodmead, Sunninghill and Rivonia.

    The hotel’s Balinese Spa and restaurant are the perfect places to escape the throbbing business capital. You’ll love your time here in a professional, but warm, welcoming ambience with friendly and caring staff.

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    Silver Package

    Focused on comfortable value with plenty of personal breakaway space, our Silver Package ticks all the boxes for a stay during your IVF. It’s peaceful but active, close to the main Fertility Clinics and in easy reach of all the Johannesburg attractions. Our Platinum package includes a Meet & Greet on arrival at OR Tambo Airport, with a transfer to the hotel, 11 nights’ accommodation at Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton in a Standard Room (Bed & Breakfast basis), 24-hour Travel support and Budget car hire, delivered to the hotel and including 11 days’ rental of a Group B car. You can drop the car at OR Tambo Airport, at the end of your rental.

    PROTEA HOTEL BALALAIKA

    Protea Hotel Balalaika

    This stylish, 330-bedroomed property has 2 private gardens and 2 swimming pools, lending a distinctive atmosphere of luxurious tranquility to your hectic schedule. It’s used by both business people and tourists who appreciate the mix of form and function. It’s a little bit of country in the heart of Sandton; a tranquil oasis, the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of this activity hub.

    The Hotel guestrooms are set out over two sections and is within walking distance to many of Sandton’s main attractions (a large shopping mall as well as a number of excellent restaurants and snack bars). Each of the rooms is tastefully furnished to great comfort and style, with private bathrooms and air-conditioning. Most of the Crown Court suites have their own spa-baths and the hotel has two sparkling swimming pools surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens.

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    Bronze Package

    Good Value in a vibrant location. Aimed at getting the job done, our Bronze package that includes a Meet & Greet on arrival at OR Tambo Airport, with a transfer to the hotel, 11 nights’ accommodation at Holiday Inn Express Woodmead in a Standard Room (Bed & Breakfast basis), 24-hour Travel support and Budget car hire, delivered to the hotel and including 11 days’ rental of a Group B car. You can drop the car at OR Tambo Airport, at the end of your rental.

    HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS WOODMEAD

    Sandton Holiday Inn

    Set in prosperous Sandton, Holiday Inn Express Sandton-Woodmead is a secure home from home, 45 minutes’ drive from OR Tambo International Airport. Woodmead Retail Park, next to the hotel, is packed with over 70 shops and restaurants.

    Chic chandelier lights guide visitors up the sweeping staircase to the Front Desk. The self-service Business Centre provides round-the-clock access to PCs and printers with wireless Internet. Take time out to unwind over a drink in the cosy Great Room bar. The fresh and varied menu in the Cafe Restaurant gives guests plenty of choice, and meals can be enjoyed on the sunny terrace with views across Vodacom World of Golf’s driving range.

    You can linger over a complimentary buffet breakfast in the sunny Great Room each morning, or plan your day with the touch-screen travel kiosk in the stylish Lobby. Spin the roulette wheel and splash some cash at glitzy Montecasino, 10km away. Holiday Express Sandton-Woodmead is located in a modern business park with easy and convenient access to business offices and major highways linking greater Johannesburg.

    155 air-conditioned guest rooms confer a modern and pleasant style on the hotel. Settle into the easy chair and check email with wireless Internet. All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and some offer golf course views.

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  • Platinum Package

    Premium, private and luxurious: our Platinum package is a great base for your trip, including a Meet & Greet on arrival at OR Tambo Airport, with a transfer to the hotel, 11 nights’ accommodation at 131 ON Herbert Baker in a Luxury room (Bed & Breakfast basis), 24-hour Travel support and Budget car hire, delivered to the hotel and including 11 days’ rental of a Group D car. You can drop the car at OR Tambo Airport, at the end of your rental.

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    131 On Herbert Baker

    Located close to the city centre, near business, commercial and shopping districts, this high-end, luxurious boutique hotel overlooks the expansive city of Pretoria. 131 on Herbert Baker is tastefully elegant and shows exceptional attention to detail.

    Exquisite interiors, impeccable service and fine cuisine combine to make this the city’s most graceful and elegant hotel. It has 8 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, 7 individually-appointed luxury bedrooms, each with a private balcony and furnished with an understated elegance. If you want the very highest levels of luxury, one exceptionally stylish Presidential suite includes a private lounge with bar and dining area: a fine mix of elegance and comfort.

    Ristorante Grissini is the hotel’s signature venue where breakfast is served daily. Lunches and dinners are prepared by the hotel’s gourmet chef upon request. High Tea is a glorious experience and recommended to all guests.

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    Gold Package

    Our Gold package is an interesting alternative to the bigger cities, but incredibly convenient for Pretoria Clinics, all in a beautiful and peaceful environment. The package includes a Meet & Greet on arrival at OR Tambo Airport, with a transfer to the hotel, 11 nights’ accommodation at African Pride Irene Country Lodge in a Luxury Room (Bed & Breakfast basis), 24-hour Travel support and Budget car hire, delivered to the hotel and including 11 days’ rental of a Group D car. You can drop the car at OR Tambo Airport, at the end of your rental.

    IRENE COUNTRY LODGE

    African Pride Irene Country LodgeNestled in the historic village of Irene, on the outskirts of Pretoria, this gorgeous hotel is a mere 15 minute drive from the Union Buildings and only 30 minutes from Sandton City. Each of the 74 spacious guestrooms welcomes guests with a warm ambience, reminiscent of an old country manor yet reflecting its unique South African surroundings.

    The beautiful Cambedoo Day Spa and restaurant offers treatments of modern sophistication and relaxation, whilst The Meadow Green Restaurant is known for its fine dining and delicious culinary creations. The area has a rich cultural heritage; the Irene area offers excellent golfing opportunities, with two adjacent 18 hole golf courses, and is in close proximity to the Centurion Cricket Stadium where international cricket matches are regularly hosted. Other activities available include tennis, squash and a gymnasium. There are also an abundance of Shopping centres in the area.

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    Silver Package

    If you want comfortable accommodation in a highly-regarded, quiet and special Guesthouse, look no further!. Again, convenient for Pretoria Clinics, in a great setting with views. The package includes a Meet & Greet on arrival at OR Tambo Airport, with a transfer to the hotel, 11 nights’ accommodation at Castello Di Monte in a Standard Room (Bed & Breakfast basis), 24-hour Travel support and Budget car hire, delivered to the hotel and including 11 days’ rental of a Group B car. You can drop the car at OR Tambo Airport, at the end of your rental.

    CASTELLO DI MONTE

    Castello di Monte

    Castello de Monte is a five star Bed and Breakfast situated in Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria. The Tuscan-style estate portrays pure luxury and elegance, with landscaped gardens offering spectacular views of the hills in and around the Capital City. Each of the classically-decorated guestrooms offer 16th-century splendour, complemented with every modern amenity.

    You’ll be spoilt for choice with seven intimate dining areas to choose from, each serving up mouth-watering cuisine and unsurpassed views: you will hardly notice that you are in the middle of a bustling city. At Castello di Monte it is easy to believe that you’ve found paradise – just the haven you will appreciate as you pursue your dream of a family.

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    Bronze Package

    If you want comfortable accommodation in a highly-regarded, quiet Hotel, look no further!. Again, convenient for Pretoria Clinics, in a great setting: the package includes a Meet & Greet on arrival at OR Tambo Airport, with a transfer to the hotel, 11 nights’ accommodation at Protea Hotel Capital in a Standard Room (Bed & Breakfast basis), 24-hour Travel support and Budget car hire, delivered to the hotel and including 11 days’ rental of a Group B car. You can drop the car at OR Tambo Airport, at the end of your rental.

    PROTEA HOTEL CAPITAL

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    Selection_047Selection_049The elegant 104-roomed Hotel, with its lush landscaped garden and glistening swimming pool, is centrally located in the Pretoria CBD and provides easy access to all major highways. O.R. Tambo International Airport is a mere 45 km from the Hotel. Close to embassies and large malls, with the usual array of cinemas and restaurants, it’s a convivial and peaceful home-from-home. 

     

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