The Cape of Good Hope is the most South Western point of the African continent and the place where two mighty oceans (Indian and Atlantic) meet. Probably the most scenic and rugged portion of our drive around the cape. There is a funicular up to the lighthouse and paths to some of the most beautiful photo ops of the trip. A must visit drive if you are looking to get outside of Cape Town.
Easily one of my favorite parts of this South African trip and our drive around the Cape was our stop at Boulder’s Beach right outside of Simon’s Town. The beach is home to a large colony of jack-ass penguins that are so damn cute you could watch them waddling around all day long.
Hout Bay was the first stop on our Cape Peninsula drive. We didn’t stay long–just long enough to grab a much needed cup of coffee and a few souvenirs. But in the short time we were there, we were lucky enough to see a harbor seal and some local musicians.
Table Mountain is a fixture in Cape Town and whether you decide to go to the top or just admire it from below, it is quite beautiful. After admiring it from afar during our Cape Peninsula drive, we decided to drive up to the top on our last day. And even though it was a pretty cloudy morning (90% of the time the top of the mountain is shrouded by clouds–the locals call it the […]
We only got to spend an afternoon/evening down here but loved every minute of it. A fun and scenic place to walk around, a great place to shop for souvenirs, and a fantastic selection of restaurants and pubs. We chose an Italian restaurant called Balducci’s and were not disappointed. Awesome menu and delicious food!
We visited three different and distinct wine regions outside of Cape Town-Constantia, Stellenbosch and Franschoek— All of them picture perfect and producing wonderful tasting wines. I would have to say though that our favorite was definitely Stonehill Vineyards (in the Stellenbosch region). Lorna, the owner, along with the winery’s mascot a wire haired terrier named Bristle, made our day even more memorable by giving us a tour of the vineyards and olive grove and then a private tasting. The […]
I have been fortunate enough to stay at many luxury hotels around the world but I would have to say that The Constantia tops them all. Part of The Last Word Hotel Collection, this boutique hotel goes above and beyond in every way. From the drawn hot bath with fresh rose petals, chilled wine, and candles lit in the room upon our return from a day of sightseeing, to the notes and treats left on our […]
If you could only pick one trip for the rest of your life, this should be it. A trip I was fortunate enough to share with my two daughters and a life changing event no doubt. I had to pinch myself daily to be sure it was really happening. When we were checked into Jock Safari Lodge, we were assigned a safari guide who would be with us for the three day duration of our stay […]