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May 19, 2014

Share the Specials: Insider Tips for May

Everyone knows there are astonishing discounts hidden everywhere in the Mother City, especially as winter cozies up to some of Cape Town's hottest off-peak prices. In the third in our series of Share the Specials posts, we once again bring you our best insider tips on the industry: 

image courtesy of Adam Sowers

See the Big 5 – 40% off 

The Big Five was originally a term used by hunters to describe the 5 most difficult (and dangerous) animals to hunt on foot in Africa. Get up close and personal with lion, African elephant, grumpy Cape buffalo, sleek leopard and formidable rhinoceros, at the Garden Route Game Lodge for 40% off. Located in the gorgeous Langeberg Mountains 3 and half hours outside of Cape Town, the Garden Route Game Lodge is also home to an abundance of bird life and a gourmet restaurant. 

What You Need To Know
Cost: R835 per person per night (Usually R1,350)
Valid until: 30 September
Bookings: +27 28 735 1200
Email: reservations@grgamelodge.co.za
Website: www.grgamelodge.co.za

Tour the West Coast – 50% off

From ancient cultural villages to spectacular national parks, fossils and beaches on Day 1, to bird islands, stunning bays and tea farms on Day 2, all the way to quirky towns with wildflowers shows and natural baths and historic mission stations on Day 3, walk the talk with Zee's Cape Tours through Cape Town's immaculate West Coast. All accommodation provided is 3 or 4 star depending on availability. 

What You Need To Know
Cost: R1,300 (Usually R2,600) for 4 people 
Valid until: 30 September
Bookings: +27 21 987 2606
Email: info@zeescapetours.co.za
Website: www.zeescapetours.co.za

Beachside Accommodation – 40% off

Open your curtains to the sparkling beauty of Table Bay, with white flecked turquoise and deep blue seas stretching to Table Mountain and Robben Island in the distance. Self-catering accommodation is available in studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. After exploring the crescent-shaped white sands of Big Bay, head into the city and see what else the Mother City has to offer. 

What You Need To Know

Cost: R980 (Usually R1,945)
Valid until: 31 August
Bookings: +27 21 554 3484
Email: mary@castle-estates.co.za
Website: www.castle-estates.co.za

Boutique Hotel and Spa – 33% off

Book 3 nights and only pay for 2 at O on Kloof, a swanky boutique hotel and spa that combines contemporary design with delightful views of Cape Town's famous oceans. Offer includes a full English Breakfast and the use of the gym and pool. 

What You Need To Know
Cost: R3,238 (Usually R4,857) 
Valid until: 30 September
Bookings: +27 21 439 2081
Email: info@oonkloof.co.za
Website: www.oonkloof.co.za

City Sightseeing Bus – Kids Travel Free

Buy a single Adult ticket and climb on board with 2 under 18s for free, as Cape Town's iconic red City Sightseeing Busses take you on a double decker tour that includes Table Mountain, Camps Bay, Hout Bay, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Two Oceans Aquarium. Hop on or hop off at your convenience and go exploring this winter! 

What You Need To Know

Cost: R130 (Usually R290)
Valid until: 31 October 
Bookings: +27 861 733 287
Email: info@citysightseeing.co.za
Website: www.citysightseeing.co.za

If you're planning a winter adventure, why not check out our Top Things to in Winter, or how about discovering 9 Things That are Better in Winter? Like our snapshots of Cape Town? You should follow us on twitter here.

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