South African city to appear in popular British travel show

Cape Town defends crown as world’s ‘favourite city’ One of South Africa’s best loved traveller destinations, Cape Town, is to receive added exposure for British audiences after being scheduled to appear on the BBC World News’ Travel Show supplement.

Presented by broadcaster and journalist Rajan Datar, the well-travelled jetsetter touched down for filming back in February ahead of the BBC’s South Africa Direct season – an ongoing series, airing this month, looking to provide a snapshot of the history, culture and people of the Rainbow Nation.

Having travelled to over 50 countries in his career, a recurring theme upon Datar’s trip to Cape Town was the immense friendliness and welcoming nature of the city’s people.

The Cape Town episode of the Travel Show will offer viewers more of an off-the-beaten-track insight into the city, straying away from already well-known pursuits such as the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, instead capturing the real Cape Town.

This involves using the city’s public transport at different times of the day, mingling with the locals and sampling some South African delicacies along the way.

Datar visits numerous townships that make up Cape Town at large on his journey and it is here whereby the broadcaster gets to understand the true diversity of this fascinating location – a real eye-opener for those mulling over personalised holidays to South Africa.

Belville is one of the adjoining suburbs of Cape Town and it is here whereby Datar meets a local Afrikaan heavy metal band.

Other pursuits on Datar’s South African itinerary included a rather nerve-racking crocodile experience at Oudtshoorn whereby reptiles belonging to the Nile swam right up to the journalist, who was protected by a cage in the sanctuaries’ pool.