A luxury hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, is putting a new twist on the African safari.
The Ellerman House, in partnership with Benguela Diamonds, is offering what it calls a first-of-its-kind "diamond safari" to the mineral-rich west coast of South Africa, where guests will have an opportunity to dive for ocean diamonds.
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. Guests on the diamond safari can either join the Benguela dive masters as they search for diamonds or wait onboard for the gems to be brought to the surface.
The daylong excursion 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.