The US-bassed site, Condé Nast Traveler has recommended Cape Town as one of ‘The Best Places to Travel in October’.
The company that shares the latest travel news, guides, tips and ideas, set out to look for the best place one can travel to in October. Of course, with an ongoing pandemic, the company instructed travellers to consider extra precautions if travelling this coming October.
Cape Town came in second after Salem, Massachusetts in the US as October signals the height of springtime in the southern hemisphere.
“That means you can plan on tons of outdoor activities, from walking among spring blooms in Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden to touring vineyards in Franschhoek,” writes the company. “You could also spend an entire trip hopping between Cape Town’s best beaches”.
Camps Bay Beach is worth visiting for the views of Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles alone, as is Windmill Beach (a 10-minute walk from Boulders Beach) for its warm water and boulders you can jump off. They recommend travellers to stay at Readers’ Choice Awards darling Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel, a 15-room Georgian-era townhouse tucked away in a residential street in Gardens (a fashionable neighbourhood known for its restaurants, bars, and interior shops).
The street-level luxury suites come with their own spacious sun terraces and private pools, making you feel like you’re in an incredibly beautiful private home.
Other places to visit this October includes Loreto and Albuquerque, New Mexico, Aspen, Colorado and The Bavarian Alps in Germany.
Even though Oktoberfest has been cancelled for 2021, fall might still be the best season to visit the Bavarian Alps, when the weather is perfectly cool and the mountains transform into a technicolour dreamscape.
Shutterbugs are never disappointed by the Disney-esque Neuschwanstein Castle, whose white turrets look best against a backdrop of deep reds and oranges.
Santorini, Greece also made the list. It is reported that more than two million people visit Santorini each year. To dodge those crowds – and to experience a more authentic side of the island—plan your trip during the off-season in October and November.