Great news for IRT — and for all of our guests heading to South Africa!
Our own Angela Walker travels to South Africa this March, where she’ll enjoy some of the country’s best hotels, restaurants, safaris, gardens, tours — plus round-trip air on South African Airways. It’s all part of our grand design to serve you better.
Our Virtuoso luxury consortium chose Angela, IRT’s Vice President and senior luxury travel advisor, for one of just nine spots — out of 120 applicants — to participate in this exclusive study tour for luxury travel advisors, sponsored by South African Tourism.
It’s a huge honor for Angela and our agency.
“I’m excited and flattered to be chosen,” Angela said. “South Africa’s always been on my travel wish list. And of course this will give me lots of ideas for planning the perfect pre- and post-tour hotels, dining and activities for our guests on Society of IRT’s January, 2018 journey to South Africa.”
But it’s also great for you, because Angela will be sampling the very best of South Africa, expanding her travel knowledge and experience to yet another continent. She will be forging relationships with the best travel partners in the region — relationships crucial to your travel satisfaction. (Click here to see her travel map to date.)
She’ll stay in such five-star hotels as Johannesburg’s Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa and Cape Town’s Taj and the One & Only. She’ll test out a day in the Winelands and have lunch at the fabulous La Residence.
She’ll spend time at a luxury safari camp, visit Cape Point and even enjoy a Penguin’s Lunch (can’t wait to find out what that is!).
She’s scheduled to visit Cape Town’s elegant Ellerman House and tour its art collection.
“Since I am a huge animal lover, I am most looking forward to spotting game on safari in Kruger National Park. And seeing the penguins – my favorite animal – on my way to Cape Point.
“Then there’s the Winelands, the fabulous hotels, special meals and visits – it will be an incredible trip.”
When she returns home, she’ll report her findings here in Track 25. And then she will start designing our Rovos Rail African Collage program for South Africa for January, 2018.
Want to get on the early-bird, first notification list about “Angela’s Africa?” Click here. Or call (800) 478-4881; (502) 897-1725.
Here’s a partial listing of some of the things Angela will do and see (itinerary subject to change):
- Hector Pieterson Liiliesleaf, Soweto
- Arts on Main, Johannesburg
- Table Mountain, Cape Town
- The Garden Restaurant, Cape Town
- Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town
- Dinner at the Pot Luck Club, Cape Town
- Dinner at Reuben’s, the One and Only, Cape Town
- Wine-tasting and dinner at Leeu House, Cape Winelands
- Wine-tasting and lunch at Creation, Hermanus
- Safari at either Tinga Lodge or Singita Lebombo Lodge
Again, to get on the early-bird, first notification list about January, 2018 “Angela’s Africa” tour, click here. Or call (800) 478-4881; (502) 897-1725.