For UK residents only: Win a six-night holiday for two in Southern Africa with Conde Nast Traveller. The prize, worth £3,300, includes accommodation on a bed-and-breakfast basis (2 nights at Table Bay Hotel, 2 nights at the Royal Livingstone in Zambia, and The Palace of the Lost City in Sun City) as well as flights from London to Johannesburg and transfers.
Enter the competition. Competition closing date: 30 May 2015.
From your bedroom window at Table Bay Hotel, watch the golden morning light illuminate South Africa’s most mesmerising landmark. Set on Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, the hotel was opened by another of the country’s icons, Nelson Mandela, and forms part of the SunLux Collection’s Golden Triangle portfolio. For an eye-opening tour of Southern Africa, continue to the Royal Livingstone in Zambia, where all bedrooms have a private terrace overlooking the Zambezi River, then The Palace of the Lost City in Sun City, where attractions include safari, a vast maze and Nile crocodiles lurking near the 13th hole on the golf course.
Identify the location on page 168 of Condé Nast Traveller May 2015, and send in your entry to arrive by 31 May 2015. All correct entries will also be included in the Grand Prize draw at the end of the current competition period (1 October 2014-30 September 2015).
Clue: Seeing really is believing when it comes to this otherworldly geothermal feature, shot by intrepid aerial photogapher Yann Arthur-Bernard from a helicopter and included in an exhibition that circumnavigated the world. While the spectrum of colours – fading from cerulean at its centre through radiant yellow to muddy russet in its shallows – mystified tribes and 19th-century fur trappers, modern science informs us that the rainbow effect is the result of colonies of different pigmented bacteria that live in the waters. But this is no colourful bubble bath: the 370-metre-wide pool is created by hundreds of gallons of boiling water that surge from a fissure in the earth’s crust each minute. The site can be found in a wide, treeless valley atop swelling subterranean lava vats that vent through billowing geysers, and was described by one famous chronicler of the British Raj as ‘Hell’s Half Acre’.
But far from deterring visitors, the devilishly sulphurous and seismically active landscape attracts more than three million visitors each year. Established as a national park in 1872, the 3,472 square miles of mountainous terrain is also home to Jurassic fossils and a bison reserve. Where are you? Enter the competition here.
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