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Surgery and Safari

Southern Africa's Favorable Exchange Rates Combined With World Class Expertise in Cosmetic and Opthalmic Surgery Make Physical Enhancements More Pleasant Than Ever

Orient-Express Hotels' Africa Collection, in conjunction with Surgeon & Safari, has introduced a personalized rejuvenation program, including either surgical or non-surgical procedures, with recuperation packages at the company's Westcliff Hotel in Johannesburg and Mount Nelson in Cape Town.

Established to provide a personalized program of cosmetic surgery in complete privacy, Surgeon & Safari combines recuperation packages featuring pampering health and beauty treatments with opulent surroundings. Guests have the option of embarking on an exciting safari following their treatment as well at Orient-Express' Gametrackers camps in Botswana. According to Surgeon & Safari founder and director Lorraine Melvill, "We chose to partner with Orient-Express because of the elegant locations of the hotels, the Westcliff's proximity to local surgeons and clinics, and each property's discreet layout and sense of privacy."

"South African surgeons are among the best in the world," said Nick Seewer, managing director for Orient-Express' Africa Collection. "Given our favorable exchange rate, cosmetic surgery can cost less than a fifth of what it is in the U.S., making it an attractive option for our affluent guests."

Surgeon & Safari works with leading plastic surgeons, notably Johannesburg-based Dr. Saul Braun, who performs cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures, under secure, technologically advanced conditions at a private clinic in Johannesburg. A member of the Medical Association of South Africa, he also belongs to the prestigious Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa.

Surgeon & Safari's personalized program includes liaison with a registered surgeon, on-line consultations, pre-/post surgical appointments, airport meet and greet, and special rates at either The Westcliff or Mount Nelson Hotels for the one- to two-week recovery stay. Surgeon & Safari accompanies clients every step of the way.

Once procedures are completed, patients relax in their private paradise�within a luxurious private room at the Westcliff or Mt. Nelson, where they indulge in a personally designed rejuvenation and recovery program. Treatments include aromatherapy and massage to speed the healing process at the Westcliff's Camelot Health & Beauty Center or Sharon's, the body care clinic at the Mount Nelson.

Customized programs and rates are based on surgical and non-surgical procedures. The three-day non-surgical package at either The Westcliff or Mount Nelson, including soft procedures such as botox, derma live, and restylane as well as health and beauty options, start at R10,825 or approximately US$1,515.

A seven-day package including a selection of two surgical procedures such as lip enhancements, tummy tucks, eyelid surgery, full face laser resurfacing or liposuction begin at R27,225 or approximately US$3,800, including accommodation at The Westcliff and some meals. A 14-day package including surgical procedures such as eyelid surgery, full-face laser resurfacing, liposuction, breast lift, health and beauty options, accommodation at The Westcliff and some meals start at R54,450 or approximately US$7,620 per person.

For more information, contact Lorraine Melvill at [email protected] or visit Surgeon & Safari at or

Edited by Kerry Cohen

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