December is one of the few times in the year when families come together to enjoy some down time. Some hop on a plane and jet off to the nearest tropical island, others stay put and explore the city in which they live. Whatever the case, we have plenty of popular holiday destinations for you to sell on to your clients for the 2016/17 Summer Season.
Get the best blue – for less
Is your client on a quest to find the sunniest skies and bluest waters this summer? Then consider Mozambique. It offers luxe for less and is a stone’s throw away from home (±7 hour drive or 1 hour flight from JHB). Its endless menu of activities and sports – including diving, water sports, quad biking and beaching – will entertain guests for hours on end. And with travel packages from R8740 pp sharing visitors will be spoilt without breaking the bank.
All you need is Vitamin SEA
Over and above its internationally acclaimed beauty, Mauritius is also great for water sports. From jet-skiing, rafting, sailing and snorkelling, beginners learn the ropes close to shore while the more experienced test their skills out at sea. Inland, the active can work up a sweat on nature walks, quad-bikes, zip-lines and horse-rides. After all the exercise, the food doesn’t disappoint either; from tasty treats bought on the beach to fresh fish served at gourmet restaurants, Mauritius offers something delicious to suit everyone’s taste. All-inclusive options such as Maritim Crystals Beach Hotel make luxury more affordable too.
Or what about the Maldives? Known as “Nature’s Sunken Garden”, its hypnotic setting is ideal for romantics. Resorts and hotels are renowned for their exclusivity and sheer luxury; they are built on unpopulated islands to preserve privacy and allow couples to disengage from their daily stress. Visitors are treated like kings and queens and pampered by private butlers. Expect no less than VIP treatment on this holiday. Guests can also indulge in dolphin and whale watching, scuba diving, nightlife and sunset cruising; a real slice of paradise.
Peddle your way through Holland
Not only is Holland one of the most beautiful countries in the world, it’s also among the most cycling friendly. With gentle hills and an abundance of bicycle lanes, it’s the perfect destination to discover from the saddle. We suggest a combination of bike and boat, where guests choose one of 52 routes to travel with their closest friends and family. The tour explores cities Amsterdam, Ghent, Bruges and Antwerp, and travellers are treated to a variety of traditional delicacies such as cheese and pancakes, visit sites such as the infamous 19 windmills in Kinderdijk and soak up the incredible views of the countryside. This holiday isn’t only for the fitness fanatics; guests set their own pace and peddle or snooze when they wish.
Local is lekker
South Africa has lots of local hot spots for your clients to explore meaning they don’t have to travel very far to enjoy a breakaway. Cape Town remains a firm favourite over the festive season but it can get crowded. Escape the busyness and suggest a stay at the beautiful Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch. A short 45 minute drive from the city, guests can enjoy a glass of fine wine overlooking the Eerste Rivier and Helderberg Mountains while kids ice cookies and make pizzas.
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