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Hotel of the Week: Scooooore with a novel hotel in South Africa…

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Have you watched any of the World Cup yet? Set your TIVOS since some of the games are pretty early.

After watching it, and reading more about the host country, you may want to visit that region of the world. Johannesburg is like the New York City of Africa…with almost 4 million people, and plenty to do.

But, if you’re going to make the long trek, Cape Town, South Africa, should also be on your itinerary. Although it is around 800 miles south west of Jo-burg, Cape Town is many travelers’ favorite South African city. Sophisticated… yet situated between beach and mountains…Laid back but not lazy; the city still boasts great restaurants and nightlife, with the majestic Table Mountain towering over the city.

Cape Town

Best time to visit for plenty of sunshine and beach time are Dec-March… the wet and wintry months are April – August.

One fun place to stay is the Grand Daddy Hotel…but specifically check out the Airstream Penthouse Trailer Park located on top of the hotel. Yep, it is exactly how it sounds – Seven highly designed Airstream trailers are parked up on the roof for guests to stay a night or two or three…

Each trailer has hot and cold water, toilets and showers..so it is not your “daddy’s campers” at the Grand Daddy hotel. It is definitely for the traveler who has seen it all. The hotel group behind this likes to have fun and invoke humor into their boutique hotels. Each trailer has a unique design from different local designers. Some rooms are pretty whimsical, adding to the fun ambiance.

In addition to the cleverly decorated and slick Airstream trailers, the rooftop has a tented sky bar for guests, complete with couches and heaters to enjoy the nighttime sky.

The Grand Daddy is making sure guests have a cozy place to watch all the World Cup action this summer (but remember when you travel..it is winter there.) Think comfy couches, a fully stocked bar, and big screens.


Go U-S-A – Saturday!