4 May 2012

Ditch the carnations and take a Sho’t Left this Valentine’s Day

Plan a surprise weekend for your loved one to celebrate the season of romance.

Golden Gate Highlands National Park Romancing the Free State

A short getaway, wherever you choose to go, is not only scientifically proven to bring people closer together, but is a welcomed reprieve from a hectic start to 2012. - Phumi Dhlomo, Regional Director: Africa and Domestic at South African Tourism

Nothing says “I love you” quite like a chocolate heart and a bunch of flowers, but for the true romantic, something better is on offer this Valentine’s Day.  Think of a surprise weekend getaway at a cosy B&B in the Drakensburg, hiking up the majestic peaks before enjoying sundowners with incredible views of the world below. Or a beachside Pina Colada before heading for a sunset stroll with the sand between your toes.  Perhaps a city escape, complete with phenomenal skyline views and a gourmet six-course meal and limousine transfer to your über-chic hotel. This Valentine’s Day, whatever your preference - Sho’t Left has got it covered.  And your pocket will appreciate it too.

“We’re trading material gifts for lasting experiences this Valentine’s Day,” says Phumi Dhlomo, Regional Director: Africa and Domestic at South African Tourism.  “Of course, the ladies love the flowers, but a week later once they’ve wilted, there’s not much left to reminisce over.  A short getaway, wherever you choose to go, is not only scientifically proven to bring people closer together, but is a welcomed reprieve from a hectic start to 2012.”

Sho’t Left is facilitating some awesome (and budget friendly!) deals on their website, and are encouraging South Africans to up the ante on the romance by submitting a picture and caption of the most romantic place in South Africa.  Winners will be treated to an all-expenses paid, unforgettable Mzansi escape for two.  Entries can be done through the dedicated Sho’t Left social media sites on Facebook (www.facebook.com/shotleft) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/shotleft).  The competition kicks off on 6th February 2012 and winners will be announced on 14th February 2012.

 

“South Africa is heralded as one of the most romantic places on earth,” adds Dhlomo.  “Your memories, families and lives are built here every day; there is no reason why this Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be the perfect opportunity to reaffirm the beauty and excitement that lies around each corner.”

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For further information contact:

Fathima Adam at South African Tourism                  
Tel: +27 11 895 3148

Email: fathima@southafrica.net

Website www.southafrica.net

 

Inquiries at Ireland/Davenport can be directed to:

Bongiwe Seeti at Ireland Davenport

Tel: +27 11 243 1305 or 084 239 5939

Email: Bongiwe.Seeti@ireland-davenport.co.za

 

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South African Tourism is the national tourism agency responsible for the marketing of South Africa as a preferred tourist destination. It is headed up by Chief Executive Officer, Mr Thulani Nzima, Chief Operating Officer, Mr Timothy Scholtz and Chief Marketing Officer, Ms Roshene Singh.