SA’s prime journey influencers on a journey to find Cape West Coast’s hidden gems

From Travel Reporter November 26, 2020

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Get ready to explore the hidden gems of Cape West Coast with MTV Base’s ‘Weekends Away’, a four-part episodic show starring a variety of travel bloggers and SA personalities.

The unique short format show is a journey to discover the hidden gems of the Cape West Coast, starting with Yzerfontein.

The first episode features travel blogger Farirai Sanyika (Gophari) and friends and will debut on MTV Base on November 27th. It will run between shows.

Sanyika was accompanied by Armando Barbosa, Iana Strydom and Tebogo Pin-Pin who enjoyed a complete mix of activities, relaxation and great food for a weekend.

The weekend started with a scenic road trip along the coast from Camps Bay to the white sands of Yzerfontein in two retro station wagons.

It was the beginning of an outdoor stay, with travelers filling their trip with pristine beach walks, a clothing dyeing lesson, and an exhilarating kayak tour in West Coast National Park.

The travelers, blending in with the local culture, visited the nearby paternoster and immersed themselves in the history and heritage of its people. It was an in-depth look at local cuisine with tastings of homemade bread, jam, snoek and crayfish curry.

Back at the beach house, a glorious ocean sunset signaled drinks and cocktails on the deck. The weekend trip culminated in a “paella dinner experience” by private chef Gerda (from Gerda’s table), a spirited drum circle and a live performance by the artist Mathew Mole.

Sanyika said, “South Africans are so blessed with scenic landscapes and so much activity right on our doorstep. From the beauty of the coast to the pristine beaches and wonderful locals, Yzerfontein turned out to be a magical place. After the lockdown, I really hope that South Africans will be inspired to connect with friends and family and enjoy the gift of our beautiful nature. “

Other celebrities include Twiggy Moli, Thabang Molaba and Amanda du-Pont. .

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