The New Frontiers team delights in working with tour operators, wholesalers and travel advisors in North America, and stands out thanks to their staff, incredible knowledge of the nuances of Southern African properties and regions, their comprehensive, white-labeled, state-of-the-art e-docs and most importantly, the smooth and seamless service that clients receive not only on arrival but throughout their stay.
New Frontiers Escapes offers a range of day tours in the Cape region that are innovative and carefully researched and curated. Specially designed to take guests off-the-beaten-track and away from the crowds, the itineraries feature specific highlights and activities but have the flexibility to be crafted and tailored to guests’ individual preferences. New Frontiers guides are amongs the most experienced in their fields. Most have standout specialities and New Frontiers will work with you to identify the perfect guide for your travelers.
Here we introduce Josh Bent, one of New Frontiers Escapes’ fantastic guides.
A sportsman, traveler and wine aficionado, Josh is a local Capetonian who loves showing off the best the Cape has to offer, from wine to outdoor adventures. His love for wine led Josh to work on some of the Constantia Wine Valley’s best estates, completing wine courses and eventually managing one of the top tasting rooms.
Always adventurous, Josh loves exploring the iconic Cape Point Nature Reserve and traveling up the coast. He enjoys running, hiking and surfing, and playing cricket, golf or squash. Josh is a qualified lifesaver and is adept at leading exciting and rewarding ocean-bound adventures including stand up paddle boarding to see the penguins from the ocean or catching a wave at Muizenberg like a local. Josh’s must-do Cape experience is visiting the oldest wine region in what is classed as a ‘new world’ wine region (plantings in the Western Cape date back to 1685!) and learning the history and culture of winemaking in the Cape.
What is your favourite place to visit in your country and why?
My favorite place to visit would have to be the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek Winelands. Not only is it one the most beautiful wine regions in the world, but it also produces some of the best cabernet in the world (a personal favorite). Whether you’re eating at one the top restaurants or hiking through beautiful nature reserves, it should definitely be on everyone’s bucket list.
What is your favourite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job would have to be taking guests who know very little about South African wine into the Winelands and by the end of the day, having them tell me it’s the best wines they’ve ever had and ordering a bunch to take home. It’s very gratifying hearing that. Also with hundreds of (wine) farms in the area, finding small producers and hidden gems is always exciting!!