If you’re kicking yourself for not organising a bank holiday hideaway, seek solace in planning a future escape (three days of picnics and park life are looking unlikely – as usual – with storm clouds on the horizon). We’d like to point you in the direction of the delightful Derwent House, in colourful Cape Town. Not only will a stay here be wallet-friendly, with the hotel’s great-value rates (and member offer – see below), it will also be jetlag-free, thanks to the one-hour time difference – if you hail from Brit shores that is.
Why this week? Until September, a weekend at this 19th-century artwork-filled inn comes with one night free; Smith members can stay Friday and Saturday, and not pay for Sunday. Atlanta has a whole series in swing for summer, with jazz festivals, theatre productions and exhibitions taking place throughout the peach-filled season.