Visitors are the stars with a travel package that is a must for those wanting a taste of the good life in the Mother City. Cape Town Tourism’s Five Star Hello Weekend package is earmarked for 12 – 14 June, but can be enjoyed any time before the end of July 2015.
Starting at R3 624 per person sharing, the package includes return economy class flights to Cape Town from Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg or Durban, two day car hire from Avis and two to three nights’ accommodation with the option of selecting your choice of extra spoils from a Cape Town “bucket-list” (activities are a separate cost).
Hello Weekend is presented by Cape Town Tourism and Thompsons Holidays – to make the destination more accessible to the domestic market, every weekend of the year. Visit www.helloweekend.capetown to take the ‘What Kind of Weekend Are You’ quiz. The fun quiz matches visitors with their ideal weekend and supplies links to best value packages from May-July.
Here are some ideas of how you can experience Cape Town on land, in the air or at sea with the Five Star Hello Weekend package:
Helicopter flight and three-course lunch at the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa
Skip the traffic and take a helicopter to lunch at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. This will afford you the most exhilarating means of travel while also allowing you a unique perspective on the city and gorgeous scenery en route to a three-course gourmet lunch.
Luxury yacht charter | V&A Waterfront to Hout Bay
Cape Town winters are known for their sunny spells so take advantage of a break in the rain and spend a day on the Princess Emma, an 85-foot yacht with state of art finish and comfortable cabins to relax in. Enjoy a selection of canapés and fine South African wines on board this luxury yacht that can accommodate up to twelve guests.
Forage with the chef | The Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront
At the Table Bay Hotel you get to be involved in foraging for the ingredients that will be used in preparing a most unforgettable three-course lunch. The experience is available for groups of four and transport is provided by the Table Bay Hotel to and from the foraging site, after which you use those same ingredients during an interactive cooking session and finally sit down to eat.
Horse-riding | Long Beach, Noordhoek
Often real luxury is in the simple things – unforgettable views, an unspoilt beach, the wind in your hair and the closeness of nature. Treat yourself to a two hour guided horse ride on the pristine Long Beach in Noordhoek. En route from Cape Town via the scenic Chapman’s Peak you’ll also be treated to unparalleled ocean and mountain vistas of the Cape Peninsula.
Cape Bike Travel | Cape Peninsula
Traverse the “classic” biking routes of the Cape by motorcycle with an experienced guide. Choose from three guided options – the Peninsula and Cape of Good Hope, the Karoo or Hermanus. Unforgettable views and experiences await. Tours are subject to the tour calendar from June – October 2015.
Cape Town Tourism’s Marketing Executive, Velma Corcoran, says; “There is nothing better than the combination of great value and absolute luxury and this is the moment to grab them both. Come and do Cape Town in style.”
Bro’s and Brews is the next Hello Weekend on the cards. For more tips and packages for a Cape Town weekend escape (please note packages are for travellers inside of South Africa) follow #helloweekend #lovecapetown.