As you may be aware, Cape Town, and the Cape Winelands, are currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent history. The region is severely water-stressed. So this does have an impact on both locals and visitors alike.
Does this mean you should change your visit to Cape Town, or be nervous of travelling there? In short, no you shouldn’t!
But yes, there are current water-saving measures in place that you should be aware of. That way, when you arrive, you’ll have a clear idea of what to expect (and how to help!) Unfortunately it means that you won’t be able to have a 10 minute shower or wallow in a swimming pool at most hotels in Cape Town, but these are minor setbacks in what should be a memorable experience.
Being a solo traveller is a two-fold affair! On the one hand you are completely independent, having to think only of yourself and no one else’s likes and dislikes. (Phew!) But on the other you’ll need to carefully consider issues like the extra cost of guides and private transfers, as well as security and safety,… Read more »
One cannot deny the abundance of lavish spas in Africa, but some (in our opinion) pip the rest! Most spa retreats offer a range of treatments and facilities, but the top-class spas focus on complete holistic healing of the body and mind. The reality is that our lives are busy and stressful, and we need… Read more »
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