Ringing in the New Year in Cape Town, South Africa

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Ring in the New Year in the Mother City

Cape Town has always been an alluring destination. Back in 1697, Captain Kidd sailed to the area in his pirate ship, Adventure Galley. Luckily for you, there’s no pirate ship required to get to Cape Town this New Year’s Eve. You won’t even need a treasure chest; a two wheel carry on, a sweater for chilly evenings, and your best travel backpack will do perfectly. Cape Town is a magical place that features all of the attractions anyone could ever require for a long, blissful holiday weekend. Bring your tablet along and capture each magnificent moment for posterity.

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Grab That Telescoping Handle and Get Thee to the Airport

Once you’ve solidified your itinerary, it’s time to get packing. The Swissgear 7651 20″ Getaway Carry on Luggage will serve as the best softside carry on to tote your essentials. The spacious main compartment even boasts a padded pocket area perfect for your laptop, allowing you to stay connected while you’re on your South African adventure. With outside pockets placed in the most convenient spots, this handy carry-on permits you to stow last-minute items with ease. Meanwhile, interior zippered pockets will keep you organized on your journey. Sleek and compact, this TSA friendly luggage seems destined to become your favorite travel accessory. Since this bag is a two wheel carry on, you’ll find that it’s easy to navigate through hotels and airports. After all, you’re traveling to Cape Town to ring in the New Year; only the best softside carry on will suffice for such a momentous occasion. Once your plane touches down at Cape Town International Airport and you find yourself pulling your telescoping handle out, it will finally set in that you’ve arrived at one of the most thrilling destinations in the world; you’ll feel as if you’re a world away from your worries.

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Catch an Adrenaline Rush Right Away

Looking for a way to shake off the year and plunge yourself into an exciting experience you’ll never forget? After checking into your hotel, consider a cage diving excursion with great white sharks. You’ll most likely journey to the nearby fishing village of Gansbaii, where great whites love to congregate. If you’re lucky, you may even have the opportunity to grab breakfast at the Great White House, a thatched roof restaurant that features local fare. Then it’s off to the open ocean, with just some steel bars between you and one of nature’s most fearsome apex predators. Most tours include the services of a marine biologist who will provide education on conservation. Those who love to document their experiences will undoubtedly want to take a tour that provides video as an option. You’ll also want to bring an extra USB charger in case. After all, one never knows what might happen out on the open water.

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It Might Be Time for a Drink

After a day of swimming with the sharks, you may find yourself craving a landlubber activity…and a glass of wine. If that’s the case, then you’ll be pleased to note that some of the world’s best wines hail from this area. Grab your Swissgear 5888 Scansmart Laptop Backpack and hop on the Franschhoek Wine Tram Tour. This TSA friendly bag boasts a water bottle pocket for you and a water bottle pocket for your traveling partner, making you a very thoughtful companion. Don’t forget to toss your sweater into the main compartment. Although Cape Town days can be pretty warm, the Franschhoek is a full-day experience and evenings can cool down considerably. Of course, you’ll also want to bring your tablet — just in case you discover some exciting new vino varietals to document. Remember your USB charger and use your Scansmart bag’s mesh bag to keep your power cords in order. Multiple organizer pockets permit you to store souvenirs as you go about your day. There are several reasons why many consider this bag to be the best travel backpack around.

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Ring in the New Year with Some Bubbly

Although we all know that real champagne can only be found in France, South Africa serves up an elegant equivalent. It’s called Méthode Cap Classique (MCC), and you’ll definitely want to purchase some of this beautiful bubbly so you can toast to the new year at midnight. Slide a bottle into your bag’s spacious main compartment and head back to your hotel or vacation rental for even more fun.

Cape Town: Legendary Nightlife

There’s something about Cape Town that sparkles at night. Although you may feel a bit tired after a day of sightseeing, chances are that your energy will rev right up when you get back to your place and feel the energy of the city. From a beach club to a piano bar to a luxurious lounge, there are spots to suit each and every one of your moods. If you’re feeling more of a casual vibe, you’ll want to mosey on down to Long Street. This is the area that tourists are most familiar with, so you’ll definitely want to frequent it at some point during your trip. If you’re on the hunt for models and actors, however, you might find yourself more comfortable at a Camps Bay club. Just be sure to bring enough money to grease the palms of doormen at some of the more exclusive establishments.

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Revel in the Glory of This Unique Town

With a mysterious history and an even more intriguing present, Cape Town is the perfect place to locate unique gifts for friends — and to escape the daily grind. There’s something invigorating about this place that is difficult to pin down, but you’ll know it when you see it. It’s the perfect place to spark a new beginning, heralding the promise of a new year while honoring everything that you are. The people are friendly and it offers up a glimpse of the world that you’ve likely never experienced before. Although you may not be able to travel there for long, your Cape Town memories will linger for years to come.

Author: Joseph Daniels