Cape Town - With winter waning and spring on its way, the wild flowers on the Cape West Coast have made an appearance, and by all accounts this year’s show is proving to be an impressive one, with swathes of colourful blooms flooding the landscape.
Now is a perfect time to visit this region, and the good news for South African pensioners is that during Tourism Month in September – which has the theme of “Tourism for All” - many attractions on the West Coast and surrounding inland areas are offering great pensioners specials, which makes it far more affordable for visitors over 60 years of age to explore this spectacular area.
West Coast Way, destination marketers for the Cape West Coast region and the founders of several innovative self drive sightseeing routes in the region, including the Foodie Route, Culture Route, Scenic Route and Berg Route, has put together a selection of the best pensioners specials currently on offer.
Top 10 West Coast Way Pensioners Specials:
1. Thali Thali, on the West Coast Road R27
Thali Thali is a pristine privately owned 14.6km² game and fynbos reserve which is home to abundant birdlife and wildlife with three types of accommodation to choose from, including 'glamping' tents. Add to your stay with a game drive and archery lessons, as well as traditional wholesome West Coast cuisine from the open-deck and boma area.
Mondays to Thursdays pensioners can enjoy 33 percent off accommodation at Thali Thali.
Contact +27 (0)82 372 8637 or visit www.thalithali.co.za.
2. Carmién Tea, Citrusdal
Enjoy 35 percent off a Rooibos Factory tour at Carmién Tea and see where this proudly South African tea is cultivated in the Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor.
Contact +27 (0)22 921 3405 or visit www.carmientea.co.za.
3. Hebron, Citrusdal
Pensioners qualify for 35 percent off a Tea, Wine and Flavour pairing at Hebron, situated in the Piekenierskloof pass.
Contact +27 (0)22 921 2595 or visit www.hebron.co.za.
4. Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort, Citrusdal
SA Pensioners can enjoy a great special offer to this award winning mountain resort high up in the Piekenierskloof with spectacular views over the Olifants River Valley. Facilities include an indoor heated pool, children’s playground and mini golf (putt-putt) course.
The offer includes a Deluxe room for two people on a B&B basis for only R850 per room per night. Subject to availability. This promotion is available until 30 September 2016 and a 50 percent deposit is required within 24 hours to confirm the booking.
Contact 27 (0) 22921 3574 or visit www.piekenierskloof.co.za
5. Herons Rest, Velddrif
SA pensioners will receive 35 percent off their accommodation at Heron’s Rest – a beautiful self-catering house that is situated near Velddrif and which is surrounded by the beautiful West Coast landscape. Enjoy bird watching, hiking, a pool and braai facilities.
Contact +27 (0)22 783 0272 or visit www.heronsrest-velddrif.com.
6. The Lodge at Atlantic Beach, Melkbosstrand
SA Pensioners qualify for a fantastic 50 percent off at The Lodge, which offers four star accommodation and is surrounded by a world-class golf course. Facilities include a tennis court, fitness centre and swimming pool. Rates include continental breakfast and a welcome drink.
Contact +27 (0)21 553 4653 or visit www.thelodgeatatlanticbeach.co.za.
7. Blue Bay Lodge, Saldanha Bay
Situated above the beaches of Saldanha Bay, Blue Bay Lodge is offering SA pensioners 35 percent off self-catering and B&B accommodation and a free glass of sherry on arrival.
Contact +27 (0) 22 714 1177 or visit www.bluebaylodge.co.za
8. Tori Oso Geselshuisie, Mamre
Tori Oso ‘gesels huisie’ is one of a kind in South Africa and is situated in Mamre on the ‘Werf’ in the historical Ou winkel. SA Pensioners can enjoy the grilled fish with salad and potato wedges for only R45 and a slice of chocolate cake with a cup of filter coffee for only R28.
Contact +27 (0)72 972 3539.
9. !Khwa ttu, on the West Coast Road R27
!Khwa ttu, the San Education and Culture Centre offers sweeping views, tracks through nature, guided culture tours, stylish home cooked food, exciting projects and entrance to the fascinating world of the First People, the San.
Mondays to Thursdays !Kwhwa ttu are offering a pensioners discount where if you book 1 night you get the 2nd night absolutely free, including a cultural tour that also takes you to view their vast open fields covered with flowers.
Contact +27 (0)22 492 2998 or visit www.khwattu.org.
10. Darling Sweet, Darling
Visitors to Darling Sweet in Lang Street Darling can enjoy handmade delicious old fashioned toffees made with the finest locally sourced ingredients, freshly squeezed juices and no preservatives – all packaged in recycled paper and biodegradable cellophane wrapping. You can also watch as the toffee is made, cut and packaged by hand.
Pensioners can enjoy a 35 percent discount when purchasing 6 X 160g toffees or more. These make great Christmas presents!
Contact +27 (0)83 235 4002 or visit darlingsweet.co.za.
* These specials are valid for Monday to Thursday bookings until the end of September and to qualify for these special offers SA pensioners need to show their bar-coded ID on arrival. When booking quote #WestCoastWay to redeem these specials.
For more information on the above mentioned specials contact West Coast Way on 0861 321 777 or visit www.westcoastway.co.za.
Adapted from a press release for IOL
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