If children are the future, consider our planet and the animals who reside on it our lifeblood. It’s not an easy task conserving at-risk wildlife and saving endangered species, but between WWF South Africa, African Parks, Malawi's Department of National Parks and Wildlife and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife doing the good work of trying, the future is looking a little brighter.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
When planning a trip to Africa, one of the most important cities to put on the agenda is Cape Town. One of South Africa’s capitals, Cape Town is the center of the government’s legislation efforts. As the largest city in the region, Cape Town is casually known as the Mother City. A stand-out geographic feature: Cape Town’s City Bowl surrounds the city on two sides, appearing as if it sits in the middle of a large bowl.
Cape Town has long been regarded as South Africa’s most stylish city, especially with a new wave of internationally renowned restaurants (most notably, The Test Kitchen and The Potluck Club), upgraded hotel options and several cultural highlights, including the spectacular and moving Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art and the Crypt Jazz Club at St. George’s Cathedral, a key historic site and former spiritual home of Bishop Desmond Tutu.
Although Stellenbosch is known worldwide for putting South Africa on the map, Franschhoek (which translates to “French Town” in Afrikaans) is deservedly a favorite weekend haunt for Cape Town. While it delivers plenty of grown-up and sophisticated wine experiences, many of its wineries and businesses recognize oenophiles may have kids in town. Here, you will find successfully cultivated attractions and activities intended to engage curious young minds and expand young palates.