We’re all go­ing on a sum­mer...

The count­down has be­gun to the end of the year, and some of the coun­try’s wealth­ier res­i­dents are look­ing for­ward to their De­cem­ber hol­i­days. But where are they go­ing? City Press asks a few to re­veal their fes­tive plans

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Gavin Ra­jah

Desti­na­tion: Nowhere!

Cape Town-based fash­ion de­signer Gavin Ra­jah said he was plan­ning to close shop early, but not be­cause he’s go­ing any­where.

After De­cem­ber 15, he’s go­ing to treat him­self to a stay­ca­tion, en­joy­ing the restau­rants and sights of the city.

Ra­jah cel­e­brated the Hindu fes­ti­val of Di­wali two weeks ago with a lav­ish party with In­dian del­i­ca­cies at his home in the pricy At­lantic seaboard sub­urb of Fres­naye.

“Oh, the rand is do­ing ter­ri­bly for travel!” he says. “But also, I re­ally just want to take a break to en­joy the city and all its new restau­rants – and to chill.” Yvonne Chaka Chaka Desti­na­tion: Gans­baai, Western Cape S he may be a renowned song­bird, but Yvonne Chaka Chaka is no fan of bird on her Christ­mas plate. She will cel­e­brate Christ­mas in Joburg with a braaivleis and mogodu be­fore head­ing to a vil­lage for New Year’s Eve.

Chaka Chaka says Christ­mas at her Joburg home will again be a fam­ily af­fair that will see her in the kitchen cook­ing up a storm, be­fore ev­ery­one jumps in the pool.

“We al­ways have Christ­mas at home in Joburg. My sis­ter and I usu­ally cook. I’m not one of those peo­ple who cook a tur­key ... I just cook all the things my kids love,” she says.

“For ex­am­ple, my one son loves tripe. The other one hates it. He says it smells. They all love braaivleis, which I can’t stand. But all these things go on the menu.”

Chaka Chaka and her hus­band, Mand­lalele Mhinga, have four sons: Ningi, Mandla, Mfuma and Themba.

She says they’ll prob­a­bly be head­ing to the ham­let of Gans­baai, near Her­manus, for New Year’s Eve. She says she has yet to try div­ing with sharks – an ac­tiv­ity the area is known for. Her sons have done so.

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De­signer Gavin Ra­jah

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Yvonne Chaka Chaka and her hus­band, Mand­lalele Mhinga

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