What to do on the road: Western Cape and Gauteng
31 May 2019 - by Jason Clarke
Kwathlano, a company that specialises in inbound transportation, tourism and car rental, gives corporate travellers a chance to turn their business trip into a ‘bleisure’ trip.
The company has partnered with a number of hotel groups and specializes in airport transfers, point-to-point transfers, chauffeur services, countrywide car rental, tours and safaris. Depending on clients’ interests and itineraries, there is a selection of vehicles to choose, from luxury sedans, bakkies, vans and quantums.
Travellers can book private half- or full-day tours with trained and experienced guides to various locations around South Africa or can combine two half-day tours and create a full day on the road.
When in the Western Cape, tours can be booked for a number of attractions around Cape Town including Table Mountain, the South African Museum, The Company’s Garden, Camps Bay, Clifton and Parliament buildings.
Kwathlano private half- or full-day tours can take passengers to Stellenbosch, the Marianne Wine Estate at the foot of the Simonsberg mountain, Franschhoek, Paarl and Hermanus.
The Southern Sun The Cullinan in Cape Town can book flexible tours with Kwathlano to match guests’ interests. Sollie Salie, a concierge at the hotel, says: “Corporate travellers often make it a ‘bleisure’ trip and the Winelands is a very popular destination for them. Stellenbosch offers a completely different landscape to the Cape Peninsula with activities such wine and cheese tasting, cellar tours and the opportunity to purchase wines from the vintages you visit.”
In Gauteng, Kwathlano offers day tours in Johannesburg and Pretoria. Liza Stennett, the Reservation Manager for Kwathlano Gauteng Head Office says: “We are partnered with a number of hotels such as the The Capital Hotels & Apartments, Legacy Hotels & Resorts and Protea Hotels by Marriott. Popular destinations for corporate travellers are tours to Soweto, Apartheid Museum and the Rhino & Lion Park in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.”