Luxury holiday inspiration for South Africa

Richard Nurse
Destination Manager

ITC Luxury Travel’s South Africa Destination Manager, Richard Nurse, describes why it’s such a great time of year to visit his beautiful hometown of Cape Town:

Spring has arrived in Cape Town along with the South Easter (commonly called the Cape Doctor - as she blows away all the pollution in the city) and the whales.

There have been some really great sightings in False Bay and of course Hermanus, which is a ‘must’ place to visit when in the Cape. The summer is looking like a bumper one for Cape Town too; with most of the hotels already full over the New Year and most of January 2015.

With the Rand as weak as it is, visitors to South Africa are really going to see their Pounds/Dollars/Euros go a long way. Our famous Table Mountain Cable Way celebrates its 85th birthday this week, and the new car designs have really come a long way when one thinks of the antiquated cars that were in use all those years ago. It’s a great experience to be had while in the city, and of course one which ITC’s Concierge can arrange for you.

It's crayfish (lobster) season soon so all the restaurants will be serving up this tasty shellfish on their menus, best enjoyed with a glass of ice cold local wine of course! Speaking of wine, there is now a lovely mountain bike trail through Meerendal Wine Estate which is worth considering when you’re in the region, plus there are a number of wine estates offering horse back rides through the vineyards. Sounds very exciting.

Lastly, we have the West Indies playing a Series of Test Matches in December/January and Newlands is hosting the Test Match over the New Year. So lots to look forward to and to enjoy.

If you have missed out on this year, don't worry, as we won't be going anywhere and look forward to your visit next summer when the whale, wine and lobster will still be here and as a bonus the England cricket team will be touring then as well.

So come and see us; we would love to welcome you to our home which is, South Africa.

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