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Cape Town Travel Writing Retreat 5-9 Sept

Postby wldkim001 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:59 am

Learn the art of travel writing in the world's No.1 travel destination.

Times: 4pm Monday, 5 September to 12pm Friday, 9 September
$AUD1995 (R14,700) or $AUD1855 (R13,700) for early bird bookings by 30 June**

Bold, brash and beautiful, Cape Town is one city that doesn't disappoint. From the cloud-blanketed top of Table Mountain and the craggy peaks of the 12 Apostles to the sun-soaked, sandy beaches of Camp’s Bay and the rolling vineyards of Constantia to its vibrant mix of cultures and buzzing nightlife, South Africa’s ‘Mother City’ is an electric, cosmopolitan city that has it all.

Join veteran guidebook author, travel writer and some-time Capetonian Kim Wildman ( on a travel writing journey through the sights, sounds and scents of this sensational city. Based at the beautiful Dunkley House ( in the city’s historic old quarter, you’ll spend five days learning the art of writing and selling travel stories while uncovering the heart and soul of Cape Town.

During the day you’ll explore some of the city’s most famous sights practising writing and researching skills learnt in workshops. Come the evenings, you’ll enjoy the tastes and flavours of the Cape Town’s best restaurants along with the company and conversation of leading travel writers, photographers, authors and editors.

If a week of writing, reflecting and enjoying the sights and sounds of Cape Town isn’t enticement enough, MSN NZ, the international media portal for the MSN Network in New Zealand, has offered to publish the best travel articles written during the course of the week on their popular Travel Bite website ( So not only will you experience what it takes to be a travel writer, you might even get published!

Included in the retreat: four nights bed and breakfast accommodation at Dunkley House in a private double suite (no twin share), all transportation including airport transfers, two restaurant dinners, a guided city centre walking tour, cable ride to Table Mountain (weather permitting), tour of Robben Island, day trip to Cape Point taking in the beautiful seaside villages of Simon’s Town, St James and Kalk Bay, wine tasting at Groot Constantia and a hamper lunch (inclusive of entry fees to Boulders Beach and Cape Point) as well as fun and informative writing workshops and one-on-one time with Kim.

Not included in the retreat: additional meals, alcohol and drinks, laundry, telephone, personal expenses, spending money, tips for guides, airfares, visas and travel insurance.

An early bird discount is available for bookings made by 30 June, 2011. Places are strictly limited, so contact Kim Wildman on 0400 887 991 or kim[at]wildwriting[dot]com[dot]au to make a booking now! See Kim's website for more details:

Facilitator: Australian-born Kim Wildman has spent the better part of the last ten years criss-crossing the African continent as a travel writer, guidebook author and wannabe National Geographic wildlife photographer. She has authored and updated more than 15 guidebooks including Lonely Planet's South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland and West Africa, Bradt Travel Guide’s Tanzania and Ghana, and Random House Struik’s Offbeat South Africa. Kim has a Masters Degree in African Studies attained from the University of Cape Town. Recently voted one of Tripbase’s 100 Favourite Travel Writers in the world, her feature articles have appeared in Travel Africa, abouTime, Planet Africa, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and Voyageur magazine. Visit her website at:

Testimonials from Kim’s past travel writing workshops

"Kim, I would recommend your workshops to any aspiring writers. Your experience and the friendly atmosphere made the weekend a very engaging learning experience." Sue Evans, Northern Rivers

"Thanks again for a great weekend. I found it most beneficial and good value."Janelle Toby, Ballina

“Excellent! The course was very useful and exceeded my expectations.” Amy Dalguish, Travel Editor, Total Travel

"Kim Wildman lead a clear and inclusive travel writing workshop which not only focused on the skills of writing and storytelling but the business of travel writing and having your work published. A fun and valuable course by an experienced travel writer." Holly Galbraith, Go Future Media

**Prices are subject to currency fluctuations.

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