A change is as good as a holiday

Photo credit: Gondwana Game Reserve

“According to the latest data provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which tracks global travel regulations in real-time, while some countries ease border closures, travelling from South Africa is still highly restricted. Alongside the 120 restrictions into other countries, South Africans also face 97 moderate restrictions which include testing and quarantine protocols.

Can’t travel abroad? Why not be a domestic tourist?

Many people who would normally travel abroad, but couldn’t because of the shutdown on international travel have now become domestic leisure tourists. Some tourism businesses have stepped up and shown remarkable resilience by catering for locals, providing great offers for those who are eager to get out of their homes after being cooped up for months. Whether you stay in a hotel, guest house, self-catering accommodation, camp site a hour or two away from your home – a new environment will do wonders for your overall well-being.

There are only a few places on earth that can match the scenic diversity of the Western Cape. Beyond Cape Town is the greater Western Cape regions of the West Coast, the Karoo, the Garden Route and Klein Karoo, the Winelands and the Overberg. Each area is worth exploring and has its own charm, you’ll uncover diverse culinary delights, award-winning wine estates, game reserves, nature reserves, adventure activities, wide open spaces and deserts, white sandy beaches, and animal encounters that will make your journey truly unforgettable – you will soon realize that the list of tourist attractions in the Western Cape extend far beyond the usual sun, sea and surf.

Take some time out to experience something different.