Christmas is one of the highlights of the year in Western countries, and is as much a social holiday as a religious one. While we all have our favourite Christmas traditions, if you are a keen traveller it can be really nice to spend at least one Christmas having a completely different experience to the traditional one at home. Of course, this doesn’t mean you have to miss Christmas altogether, as there are plenty of places where it is still celebrated as a major or minor holiday, but you can have a great time seeing how different Christmas can be if, for instance, it isn’t cold, or there isn’t the same amount of commercialism as at home!

Here are some things to consider if you would like to experience next Christmas somewhere warmer!

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South Africa’s mother city, Cape Town, is blessed with so many wonderful attractions it keeps even the most energetic visitor busy for days. For the traveller that is also a coffee lover exploring Cape Town’s sites becomes even more pleasurable combined with a cortado or flat white from some of the continents best independent artisan coffee shops.

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