The Cape West Coast is only 2hrs from Cape Town. Interestingly demand for this beautiful area has soared in the past 12 months. In summarizing the growth in demand, Rioma Cominelli MD of Optima Holidays says that their self catering holiday reservations to the West coast have grown by 300%. (more…)
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Optima Holidays opens its doors with resorts, from the warm golden beaches of the Indian Ocean to the trendy nightlife of the city. Durban sports the best of theatres, art galleries, museums, Ushaka Marine World, Sun Coast Casino, shopping centres such as Gateway & The Pavilion. (more…)
For those of you who don’t know much about Mpumalanga, here is a little History of the land, and some really nice places to stay at while on holiday. (more…)
Ratha-yatra, or the Festival of Chariots, is a joyous event celebrated for thousands of years in the Indian holy city of Jagannatha Puri, and now celebrated in Durban and more recently by Hare Krishna devotees in cities around the world. Another name for Krishna, Jagannatha refers to the ecstatic form of the Lord with large eyes and rugged features who is carried on a gigantic chariot during this festival (and worshiped in an ancient temple at the center of Jagannath Puri). (more…)
Here in South Africa, we do Christmas a little different. We don’t have a ‘White Christmas’, with land covered in snow, and Santa on a Sled. Here, we have Santa driving a Land Rover with his Reindeer huddled in the back, all trying to steal a chance at flapping their tongues in the wind.
Instead of roast Chicken or Turkey and Cranberry sauce, we Braai Chops and Wors with a side dish of Salad Greens, Baked Beans, Spicey Curry dishes, Pap and freshly baked rolls. (more…)
South Africa is a country filled with diverse culture, a torn history, a yearning to heal its wounds. A country full of life and love, a culture of food and wine, Shebeens, Shanty Towns, dancing, 11 official languages, animal skin dresses, Bikini’s and Braai’s. As a South African you should traverse every inch of your country, leave no rock unturned. But of all the wonderful places to visit, there are 10 that are a must see. Add them to your bucket list. (more…)
When faced with something like 800 wineries, how do you go about identifying the top wines and wineries of the Cape? The decision of what to buy or drink can be nearly as daunting as trying to unravel the enigmatic French Appellation d’origine contrôlée system. (more…)
Choose from Club Mykonos, Hastings Hall, Mount Sierra or Port Owen Marina. Optima ensures it offers only the best in holidays and holiday specials. Each week we send out a Mail blast with that week’s chosen resorts and its specials.