We have been rather busy of late preparing for our guests Matt Long, Nellie Huang, Alberto, Melvin and Kevin. Why would we be listing our guest names in a blog? Well, these aren’t just any guests. These are renowned travel writers and bloggers and together with Cape Town Tourism, we have the pleasure of hosting them in our magnificent luxury villa in Camps Bay Apostle’s edge.
Who are the bloggers?
Matt Long is a passionate traveller who writes the travel blog Landlopers to inspire people to experience the best the world has to offer. He writes about his remarkable destinations and life-changing experiences with people from around the world. This is his very first visit to our Mother City and we can’t wait to read about his adventures! Follow him on his twitter handle @LandLopers
Nellie Huang writes for the travel blog ‘Wild Junket‘. She is a professional travel writer and editor with an eye for adventure and a love for the unknown. Originally from Singapore, she pursued an Engineering degree and spent her days dreaming of travel – the day after graduation, she packed her bags and headed off to experience the world. Follow her time in the Cape under the following handle @WildJunket.
Alberto Molero, the official photographer and web designer for Wildjunket and writer for WildJunket Magazine, chose to join Nellie on her nomadic lifestyle and explore the world. Traditionally a Spanish computer engineer with a master’s degree in Digital Media and a passion for travel photography, he spent a few years working as a software developer before officially joining Wildjunket. Follow his Cape Town experience @panetes
When not travelling the world, Keith Jenkins is based in Amsterdam and is an investment banker by trade. He chose to follow his passion for travel and in December 2008 launched the Velvet Escape luxury travel blog. He aims to convey his enthusiasm about the places he’s visited and challenges us to explore our adventurous sides and be open to new experiences, cultures and destinations. ‘Velvet Escape is about getting away from our daily routines & exploring, being adventurous, reflecting & doing it in style’. Follow Keith
After a trip to Indochina, Melvin Boecher was totally inspired to share his experiences with friends and started Traveldudes. Best part about it all is that he gets to be his own boss, travel and write. Traveldudes is one of the top online travel influencers, with over 80 000 followers on Twitter. Traveldudes won the Bloggy Award for Best Collaboration between Bloggers and the Travel Industry and is also part of the Super-Blogger-Team, which officially represents Great Britain. Follow Melvin on Twitter @traveldudes.
Our bloggers arrived at their luxury accommodation Apostle’s Edge on the 29th and will be with us for a while. Thanks to Cape Town Tourism we were able to host them and get to know them a little better. Our first meet and greet was at a braai on Sunday evening. We were wined and dined and connected with some amazing travel and Cape Town enthusiasts.
At 7pm sharp, Cape Town Tourism led a ‘Tweet up’, which invited all avid Cape Town lovers and tweeters to connect with the bloggers via twitter and tell them where they should be going whilst they are in Cape Town. Check out the #LoveCapeTown and follow some of the converstaions and suggestions. For a solid hour the conversations and tweets were flowing and the bloggers now have an amazing selection of ideas for their Cape Town itinerary!
The weather has been an absolute winner and our guests are bound to have some gorgeous sunsets up ahead! We are so excited to have them here and can’t wait to get to know them better!
Stay in touch with us on our Facebook page and on our Twitter account to find out more about the bloggers are up to at our Villa!