Today, lovely readers, I have quite the treat for you. The beautiful Angie from SilverSpoon London is currently jet setting around the world and has shared some of her favourite moments from her current travels in South Africa. Take it away, Angie!
I hope all is well back in London! I’ve been having such a fabulous time in South Africa and I just wanted to tell you and your readers a bit about what I’ve been up to.
We started the adventure in Johannesburg where we stayed in the most beautiful hotel called The Saxon. By an incredible coincidence, I bumped into the general manager on a flight and he upgraded us to the presidential suite!
The Saxon actually has great historical significance as Nelson Mandela stayed there for six months while he finished his autobiography, The Long Walk to Freedom.
We then flew to Cape Town where we spent our first night staying in The Table Bay Hotel on the V & A Waterfront. The hotel was perfect for views of Cape Town and Table Mountain and we enjoyed a fabulous meal based on local ingredients at the hotel’s restaurant Camissa.
The following day we had a fabulous city tour of Cape Town before heading off to ascend Table Mountain. I described in my blog my phobias and huge fear of going up the mountain but I’m so glad that I did it and we saw beautiful panoramic views of Cape Town, the bay and the surrounding mountains.
After a short stay at a beautiful hotel in Bantry Bay we packed up our car to drive the 45 minute journey to the Winelands and a stay in Franschhoek. The small town, along with nearby Stellenbosch, are the food and wine capital of the country. Here we enjoyed some of our foodie highlights including:
Lunch at the Delaire Graff estate, a beautiful modern vineyard with incredible views:
Dinner at The Tasting Room, one of South Africa’s best restaurants:
And lunch at La Petite Ferme, a beautiful small working vineyard.
After staying in South Africa’s gorgeous wine country for a couple of days we were on the road and headed up The Garden Route to Plettenberg Bay for a couple of days before coming back to the Waterfront in Cape Town again. We’ve got one more night here before we take a plane to Kruger Park for our epic Safari adventure.
I hope that you enjoyed my postcard and I can’t wait to tell you even more about all the exciting times that we’ve had!
Lots of love,