Travel Alert: Five good reasons to visit Cape Town

By Eudore R. Chand

DUBAI 20 January 2019: There is good reason to choose a holiday break in Cape Town, South Africa.

UAE nationals of diplomatic, special, mission and ordinary passports are now exempt from pre-entry visas to visit South Africa for a period of up to 90 days.

Arambrook Boutique Hotel says check out the following when you are in Cape Town.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: Acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world, few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain.

Norval Art Foundation: The Norval Foundation is a centre for art and cultural expression, dedicated to the research and exhibition of 20th and 21st-century visual art from South Africa and beyond. Located in the Steenberg area of Cape Town, adjacent to Table Mountain National Parkl, the Norval Foundation combines art with nature with a sculpture garden, outdoor amphitheatre and research library. There’s also a restaurant and children’s playground.

Restaurants and Vineyards: Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs is renowned for its culinary scene with some of the country’s top restaurants within minutes of the hotel. Beau Constantia, La Colombe and Catherine’s at Steenberg are three that are not to be missed, while for exploring vineyards in the area, be sure to visit Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, Steenberg, and Buitenverwachting.

Shopping: The nearby historic Newlands district is home to great boutiques, art studios, delis, restaurants, and a beautiful community art centre, Montebello. Cavendish Square Mall – the premier fashion destination in this part of the world – is also situated near to the hotel.

Surfing in the RSA: The water may be a little chilly during the months of July and August, but that doesn’t stand in the way of avid surfers – especially given how fantastic the surfing conditions are at this time of the year. There are many great spots to surf in Cape Town. Beginners will love Muizenberg, where the water is warmer. Tried and tested Roxy Surf School and Surf Emporium come highly recommended.

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