5 TIPS TO STAY COOL IN CAPE TOWN
Cape Town is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The cosmopolitan city offers travellers a diverse culture, history, beautiful scenery and an enjoyable Mediterranean climate. With February around the corner, visitors can expect the hottest month of the year when travelling to the Mother City. Here are five useful tips to stay cool (and safe) during the February heat.
When it comes to staying hydrated, especially in this heat, water is your best option. Make sure you pack a water bottle with you wherever you go. A sip of H2O as you go will be beneficial to you and your client’s travels in and around the Mother City. Or avoid the heat completely, and come and enjoy a chilled, South African wine while Shimansky takes you on a diamond experience, like never before.
WEAR A HAT
February is one of the hottest and driest months of the year, making it extremely important for you to wear a hat while travelling outside. If you’re planning to be out and about in the sun for an extended period of time, a hat will help protect you from UVB rays. Protect your eyes with UV light sunglasses, while gazing upon the magnificent view of Table Mountain. To escape the sun altogether, visit the Shimansky showroom, located at the Clock Tower, Waterfront - a luxurious space, fully air-conditioned for your clients to enjoy.
REMEMBER TO PUT ON SUN LOTION
Look out for a sunscreen that offers “broad-spectrum” protection. Also, limit direct exposure to sunlight between 10 am and 4 pm. To protect your skin from the sun, a SPF of 30 or higher should do the trick. Make sure to reapply sunscreen every two hours, especially after swimming.
SELECT COOLING FOODS
By eating cooling foods, you will be able to lower your body temperature when it’s hot outside. Stick to foods such as watermelon, turmeric, and reduce carbohydrates and protein in your diet for the best results.
Here’s another fascinating fact – did you know by eating spicy food your body will send a signal to your brain saying it’s overheating. This will result in your body generating more sweat to cool you down.
WEAR THE RIGHT CLOTHES
Wearing the right clothing could make the world of a difference. The best types of clothing to wear during the month of February would be lightweight clothing and natural fabrics. Another important part of staying cool during the summer in Cape Town is to wear light colours.
Clothing with light fabric will not absorb as much heat as darker colour clothing. Lighter fabrics are also known to cool off a lot quicker than dark fabrics.
For one of the most pleasurable experiences in Cape Town, the Shimansky showroom is simply a must-see. The popular tourist destination is fully air-conditioned offering clients a complimentary glass of wine or coffee, while they view some of the world’s most exquisite diamond and Tanzanite jewellery.
The Shimansky Clock Tower Experience is ideal for individual travellers, while larger groups are welcome at the luxurious Shimansky Rockwell showroom. For the best shopping destination, our V&A Waterfront showroom offer clients a variety of exquisite diamond jewellery designs - a memorable experience for all visitors.