Ellerman House, in partnership with Benguela Diamonds, is offering its guests an exclusive opportunity to embark on a ‘diamond safari’ to the mineral-rich west coast of South Africa – a unique place of origin for diamonds worthy of the most exquisite jewellery settings. Benguela Diamonds is named after the predominantly cold, nutrient-rich Benguela Current, which flows in a northerly direction off the west coast of South Africa.
‘Diamonds are forever’, diamonds are known as ‘a girl’s best friend’, and diamonds are the purest and most brilliant of the earth’s precious gemstones. Investing in a special diamond is not an everyday purchase, which is why this unique trip – the first of its kind in South Africa – has been curated as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Guests get to follow the journey of an ocean diamond from its humble origin beneath the surface of the sea to its transformation into a symbol of love and object of beauty. This exciting new experience, exclusive to Ellerman House guests, is particularly attractive to couples planning an engagement or celebrating an anniversary or milestone in their lives.
The tailor-made day trip begins with an early morning private charter flight from Cape Town to Port Nolloth on the west coast and includes limousine and private air transfers to Port Nolloth, where they will have breakfast and lunch prepared by a private chef in a luxury villa, then return to the Ellerman House for Dom Perignon and a sunset dinner.
The package, for up to six guests, costs $16,000, not including the cost of any diamonds.