Cape Town shares local mini-break love

2013-05-21 08:31
Cape Town - If you are wanting to take a mini break in Cape Town, now might be the best time. Cape Town Tourism and Thompsons Holidays have partnered to create accessible, curated packages to the Mother City for domestic travellers in search of short city breaks.

Cape Town Tourism stated in a release, The ‘Love Cape Town City Breaks’ are high on value and run from May to the end of September 2013, focusing on Cape Town’s winter gourmet offering as well as key happenings on the Cape Town calendar. 

Key dates to note:
•    23 – 26 May: Good Food & Wine Show
•    24 – 25 May: Gugulethu Wine Festival
•    10 June – 7 July: Cape Town Funny Festival 2013
•    8 – 10 August: Mercedes Benz Cape Town Fashion Week 2013
•    6 – 22 September: Creative Week Cape Town
•    21 -22 September: Loerie Awards 2013

Some of the weekend travel packages centre around major events in the city, whilst others have a mystery element, giving buyers two surprise experiences on booking.

Departing from Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth, with luxury and budget options, packages include return flights to Cape Town, airline levies, two days car hire, two night’s accommodation and meals where specified. Self-drive packages start at R899 per person and fly-in packages start from R3 235 per person.

To further fuel the allure of the spontaneous getaway, Amazing Member Deals are on offer by Cape Town Tourism members for May – September 2013, including discounts at the Two Oceans Aquarium, Curry Nights at the Hilton and discounted  kayak trips to Boulders Beach - to name a few. All packages and specials can be found on the Amazing Member Deals webpage of Cape Town Tourism’s website.

CEO of Cape Town Tourism, Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, said, “There is excellent value to be found in Cape Town at this time of year – especially around food, wine and relaxation – and there is also still plenty of great weather for enjoying the outdoors and Cape Town’s many adventure activities. With these packages, we have made it really easy and exciting for domestic visitors to spontaneously take a break."

Read more on:    cape town tourism  |  good news  |  weekend escapes  |  travel south africa  |  lifestyle

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