Every woman has, at some point in their lives, fantasized about being rescued from the chilling clutches of an iceberg by Leonardo DiCaprio, but wondered how on earth she'd get him to notice her. Every man has, at some point in their lives, wanted to shake Samuel L Jackson by the hand and say: 'hey bru, you are one cool... bru' or wanted to find out whether Sir Ian McKellan talks like Gandalf all the time.
You'd be one step closer to this actually happening if you were in the same room as them, right?
SA is a fabulous country that attracts only the most fabulous singers, actors and foreign celebrities. We've been stalking them all to give you the low down on where to spot them.
1. The Mount Nelson Hotel and Spa
Some stars go way beyond the upper echelons of A-list celebrity - so much so that they are known simply by their first names: Sean Penn, Oprah, Elton and Tiger. In the Mount Nelson’s lush garden estate overlooking Table Mountain, you might be fortunate enough to snuggle under Robbie's duvet, or drink from Charlize's Martini glass.
2. The Grand
Actors John Cleese and Adrien Brody have certified The Grand’s lobster as 'wonderful and cheap'. Expect Parisian chic, crimson reds, antique candle sticks and red velvet chairs. You might encounter Sir Ian McKellan plonking the keys of their grand piano.
3. Cafe Caprice
Zac Efron has been spotted sipping on a Granadilla Lolly, mourning the High School Musical days, and Leonardo DiCaprio even clawed his way out of the Atlantic ocean when he heard about this little Ibiza on Cape Town's 'it strip'. World famous DJ Dorfmeister once took to the decks in this glorious sundowner bar.
4. Backsberg Vineyard
Backsberg Vineyards is home to wine and brandy tasting rooms, a fine dining restaurant, and was chosen as one of the top 100 wineries of the year by Wine and Spirits Magazine in New York. It's no wonder that the estate caught the eye of Ivanka Trump, offspring of Donald and Ivana, during her honeymoon visit to South Africa. "Just visited the Backsberg Vineyards,” she tweeted, "a terrific afternoon". Read more about wine tasting at Backsberg Vineyard.
Beluga is an intimate restaurant where one can indulge in fine dining, sushi and cocktails. The restaurant has attracted the likes of Bill Clinton, Samuel L Jackson and Kevin Spacey – Chelsey Davy even celebrated her 21st birthday in their private wine cellar.
6. Shimansky Showroom
Shimansky are South Africa's 'Platinum Kings' and boast an internationally patented diamond cut, which has attracted A-list following. Lionel Ritchie, Christina Aguilera, James Blunt and Nelson Mandela are amongst the famous faces known to have worn or bought Shimansky's jewellery. You could be shopping for your girlfriend's engagement ring beside famous American day-time talk show host Ricki Lake. Read more about celebrities spotted wearing Shimansky.
Paris Hilton and Benji Madden (along with the rest of band, Good Charlotte), once stayed in the exclusive honeymoon suite and visited the reserves cheetah sanctuary. Rihanna, One Republic, Prince Harry, Katie Holmes, Mick Jager and soccer player Clarence Seedorf have also been down with the Zebras at the luxury game reserve. Read more about an overnight safari at Aquila Private Game Reserve.
Content created and supplied by: Newsfreak (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More