Your boss has a close friend arriving in May from London and you’ve been assigned to arrange accommodation, show him numerous properties in and around Cape Town and really be at his ‘beck and call’. He’s on the hunt for a summer holiday home in South Africa and you understand his need for a break from all the cold London weather!
Cheap Air Flights
You’ve booked your cheap air flights with an independent provider that you use for all the company travel requirements, saving you time and getting the lowest prices. This provider is an ASATA Accredited Agent (Association of SA Travel Agents) and has an SSL Certificate as well, that’s to do with keeping transactions secure. A welcome benefit when booking either a rental car or flight for a client is that should they have a preference for a particular airline or car hire company, you can choose their preference with your independent provider and still get the best rate available.
Your flight with ‘FlySafair’ from Johannesburg to Cape Town will take just over two hours and you opted for flexible airline tickets (in case of a change of plans or anything unforeseen occurring) with the total cost for two being R2698.48 that includes a ‘liquidation money back guarantee’.
You booked a cheap car hire vehicle at the same time and for 14 days you’ll be sharing the driving of a Chevrolet Spark or a similar vehicle for R2487.97. Besides no credit card or amendment fees, booking this way also gives you a saving of up to 15% plus you get a free collision damage waiver and theft protection with no additional charges for cancellations or amendments.
The planned route is to drive from Cape Town stopping for a quick bite in Somerset West, drive on through Grabouw, Fisherhaven and Hawston before reaching Hermanus where you managed to get an economy room at the ‘Windsor Hotel’ in with breakfast included for R655 a night. After breakfast you have two properties to view before driving to the small quaint village of Stanford to see one or two properties before making your way back to Hermanus which you’ll just drive through, taking the R44 turnoff and along the coast to Kleinmond, Betty’s Bay, Pringle Bay and Rooi-Els and then drive along the slopes of the Hottentots-Holland Mountains after which you’ll be in Gordons Bay where you’ve booked one night at ’18 on Kloof’, a 4-star B&B with stunning views that overlook the ocean of False Bay. After property viewing and lunch the next day you’ll remain on the R44, driving through Strand and Somerset West, making your way towards Stellenbosch, Franschoek for another property view and further on to Paarl, for the purchase of wine, for the client.
You reckon after all that driving and viewing the client will be ready to just relax and enjoy the sunshine for a few days so you’ve booked the client into the ‘Primi Royal Hotel’ in Camps Bay for the duration of the trip to do his own thing, and own driving while you’ll stay in Sea Point with old school friend.
Then it will be back to the driving seat, heading up the West Coast with properties to see in Big Bay, Melkbosstrand, Grotto Bay and Yzerfontein before the long road towards Langebaan, then inland through Vredenburg to Paternoster, a small fishing village, which is like Table Mountain or Franschoek, you have to experience it once in your life! Then it’s back to Cape Town with a drive through the ‘West Coast National Park’ along the way.
You’re going to surprise the client on a perfect evening with take-away food and a night at the ‘Short and Sweet Cinema’ taking you back to the past and good old days of the drive-in.
Over the next few days you’ll spend time looking at properties in the City Bowl, various suburbs on the slopes of Table Mountain, Camps Bay, Bakoven and Llandudno, take a leisurely drive through the leafy suburb of Constantia towards Muizenberg, Fish Hoek and Simon’s Town after which you’re hoping the client would have seen enough properties and taken more than enough pictures.
Lastly you’ll drive to Cape Town International, drop off the rental vehicle, get your cheap ‘FlySafair’ flight back to Johannesburg and the wonderful comforts of home where your boss will take over entertaining the client and viewing still more properties before he finally returns to London with ‘British Airways’, his preference.