Shantytown Glamour Camping

  • Aired:  11/12/13
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A South African hotel entices wealthy travelers with an exotic hybrid of opulent luxury and extreme poverty. (3:01)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY.

FOLKS, YOU KNOW, AS A MEMBER OFTHE UPPER MIDDLE STINKING RICH I

SAY IN ONLY THE WORLD'S FINESTHOTELS.

BUT AT A CERTAIN POINT LUXURYFAMILIARITY BREEDS RAREFIED

CONTEMPT.

(LAUGHTER)I MEAN, YOU'VE SEEN ONE CIGAR

HUMIDOR YOU'VE SEEN THEM ALL.

THAT'S WHY I LIKE TO MIX IT UPSOMETIMES AND GO GLAMOUR

CAMPING.

OR GLAMPING.

(LAUGHTER)THERE'S NO BETTER TRY ENJOY THE

GREAT OUTDOORS WITHOUT GIVING UP600 THREAD COUNT SHEETS, GOURMET

MEALS AND BUTLER SERVICE.

AT THE FINEST ESTABLISHMENTS,EVEN THE WILDLIFE ARE TRAINED IN

SHIATSU MASSAGE.

ALTHOUGH I'M ALWAYS A LILTUNCOMFORTABLE WHEN IT'S A DUDE.

BUT NOW I'VE DISCOVERED AN EVENMORE EXOTIC HYBRID OF LUXURY AND

ROUGHING IT.

IT'S CALLED SHANTYTOWN, ALODGING OPTION AVAILABLE AT THE

EMOYA HOTEL AND SPA INBLOEMFONTEIN IN SOUTH AFRICA.

IT'S MODELED ON THE HOVELS OFSOUTH AFRICA'S TOWNSHIPS.

THE WHOLE FAMILY CAN STAY IN ANAUTHENTIC CORRUGATED TIN SHACK,

EACH WITH ITS OWN BLACK SMOKESPEWING FIRE, BEEF TALLOW CANDLE

AND SQUATTER'S KITCHEN.

LIKE A SANDALS RESORT IF SANDALSWERE MADE FOR AN OLD TIRE.

IT'S GOT NOTHING ON GLAMOURSLUMMING, OR GLUMMING.

NOW YOU CAN EXPERIENCE WHAT IT'SLIKE TO BE TRAPPED IN A

SHANTYTOWN, RESENDING RICHPEOPLE WHO DO THINGS LIKE STAY

IN A PRETEND SHANTYTOWN.

PLUS, IN ADDITION TO DESTITUTIONINSPIRED AMENITIES LIKE OUTSIDE

LONG DROP TOILETS AND SOMETHINGCALLED A DONKEY GEYSER, THERE

ARE ALSO MODERN COMFORTS LIKEUNDERFLOOR HEATING AND WIRELESS

INTERNET ACCESS.

I ASSUME REAL SHANTYTOWNS STILLUSE DIALUP.

AND SINCE THESE HOOVER VILLASACCOMMODATE UP TO 52 GUESTS, THE

SHANTYTOWN IS IDEAL FOR TEAMBUILDING AND FANCY THEME

PARTIES.

OF COURSE THE THEME IS UP TOYOU.

MAYBE A MASQUERADE BALL CALLED"EYES WIDE SHUT TO OTHER

PEOPLE'S SUFFERING."

(LAUGHTER)THE ONLY PROBLEM, IS SOUTH

AFRICA IS REALLY FAR AWAY,FOLKS.

I MEAN IT'S SOUTH OF AFRICA.

THAT'S WHY I'M BRINGING THEGLUMMING EXPERIENCE HOME TO THE

STATES WITH MY NEW RESORT"FRIGIDAIRE LODGE AT OVERPASS

MEADOWS."

(LAUGHTER)JUST MINUTES FROM THE SUMPTUOUS

DECAY OF DOWNTOWN (IN A FRENCHACCENT)

DETROIT.

YOU'LL SAY IN A CARDBOARDREFRIGERATOR BOX FITTED OUT WITH

JAPANESE SATIN MOVING BLANKETSAND MOST OF A PAIR OF SLIPPERS.

ENJOY AN EVENING STROLL OF OURABANDONED LOT, LOVINGLY

LANDSCAPED WITH VINTAGE TRUCKERBOMBS.

JUST DON'T FORGET TO BE BACK INTIME FOR THE NIGHTLY WINE AND

CHEESE STABBING.

ONE LOOK AND YOU'LL KNOW WHYTRIP ADVISOR SAID "AAHH!

RACCOONS!"WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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