How to engage all your five senses on your next getaway | Nine Yards Travel

How to engage all your five senses on your next getaway

Make the most of your next getaway by fully absorbing every experience with all five senses. We have selected a few noteworthy activities we think will stimulate the lesser used senses, and also enhance those more typically associated with holiday cheer.

Sound 

No other wine farm has more effectively integrated sound elements directly into the production of their grapes as De Morgenzon. They pipe Baroque music through their vineyards 24/7, which they claim positively influences the ripening process. Classic wines and classical music are the cornerstones of their fine product.

What is a more iconic sound

to symbolise celebration, than the pop of a champagne cork? Villiera Wines is a family run winery in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa that specialises in Cap Classique. If you are looking to experience a unique tasting, enjoy their delectable Villiera MCC & Nougat Pairing in the luxurious tasting room. They also have some wines from their French vineyards, Domaine Grier, available for a distinct tasting experience.

Sight 

South Africa has never been short of views to take one’s breath away. No area does that better than the dazzling wine region of Stellenbosch. For a 360 degree view of the gentle slopes and valleys of Stellenbosch, Jordan Wine Estate offers a variety of vineyard tastings and tours. Explore the vineyards by foot, or in the comfort of an open-air safari-style game viewing Land Rover. Stop to experience the spectacular views of False and Table Bays as well as the assortment of flora and fauna of the Cape Winelands.

Gazing over the never-ending expanse of Karoo in Addo Elephant National Park, guests feast their eyes on elusive members of the Big Five as well as spectacular views. Kuzuko means place of glory in in the Xhosa native language, and Kuzuko Lodge is aptly named. The soul soothing views and sweeping hilltop vistas are loved by visitors and the local wildlife population alike.

Touch

 A haven for elephants, Camp Jabulani provides a once in a lifetime experience for guests.  This private luxury safari lodge is located within the private Kapama Game Reserve, and offer the spectacular and rare opportunity to interact with the

elephants. Visitors have the privilege to touch and feed the gentle giants, and run their hands over their rough, leathery skin. Emotional bonds are formed, and fascinating stories shared about the journeys of the majestic mammals.

When it comes to touch, nothing epitomises the tactile elemen t of relaxation quite like an indulgent spa treatment. And no one does indulgence quite like Babylonstoren. Like everything else at Babylonstoren, their Garden Spa is inextricably linked to the greenery the Cape Dutch Farm is famous for. Set within a forest of bamboo with tranquil greenery, they make use of the organic indigenous plants grown in the gardens in their enriching treatments.

Taste

Delight your tastebuds with the Asian-inspired cuisine at Indochine at Delaire Graff. Traditional concepts are given a contemporary twist, and produce is mainly sourced from organic farms and the on-site greenhouse. This focus on vitality and flavour is evident in the lively, aromatic dishes. Diners are encouraged to choose up to five courses to fully immerse themselves in the diverse flavours and textures on offer, making this a truly all-sensory experience.

If you are looking to break away from the weary routine of wine tastings, discover a unique pairing of pizza and wine at Brenaissance’s Café Blanc de Noir. The Full House Pizza is a scrumptious combination of four pizzas, each complemented with a premium Brenaissance wine. Situated in the heart of the beautiful Devon Valley, the wine and stud estate does not only offer delicious wine and food, but also panoramic views and modern farm accommodation.

 

Smell

It is said that smell is the sense most closely linked to memory, and also one of the most emotive. The natural scent of the bush, rushing rivers, thatch roofs and fishing boats all culminate at the Simbavati Safari Lodges. From the River, Hillton and Machaton Lodges on offer, each one offers spectacular views in truly luxurious camping style. With indulgences like an infinity pool and a 360° sky bar, this is an exclusive, authentic experience with an aroma of dreamlike indulgence.

For some, the smell of the ocean is what signifies the start of a sun-filled holiday. Penthouse on Beach is Blouberg’s highest penthouse villa rental, with exceptional views over Cape Town.

The sky-high space towers over the beachfront, with an unmatched view of Robben Island, Blouberg beach and Table Mountain. Peer across the sea from the balcony in awe, while sipping on a cocktail.

All this and more awaits the discerning traveller.

Book your next trip to the South Africa through us at Nine Yards Travel.
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