14 May 2019
Hotel-wise, Cape Town wasn’t very high on my list. Yes, I did spend a few nights at the very chic Taj Hotel where the room had a phenomenal view of Table Mountain. And Babylonstoren is a beautiful address but located about an hour outside of the city. So when I heard this hotel was opening its doors, I directly booked a ticket and could immediately visit all those other cool spots too.
Cape Town is an ideal destination for Europeans. It’s an 11-hour flight, but there is no time difference, (meaning: no jet lag), and you will be in a sunny mood in an instant. It’s Autumn when I visit, but the temperatures are still very nice. I wouldn’t really go sunbathing on a beach but you can enjoy a healthy breakfast on the terrace of, for example, this lovely place. Those who love great food, wine and in the meantime want to visit the famous sights such as Bo-Kaap, Table Mountain, and Robben Island, are in the right place. And for anyone who is going to discover more of South Africa, it is also the perfect destination to start – or end – the trip.
I will soon share all my favorite addresses but for now, I like to share some highlights to get in the mood. Apart from the stay at this new hotel, I really liked visiting the Zeitz MOCAA Museum with a big collection of contemporary African art. The architecture is really impressive – from the inside, it reminded me a little bit of Gaudi’s work. Also, I went on a tour with Explore Sideways, a company with a passion for wines, so they combine all their tours with wine tasting. Can be via a picknick while you’re exploring the Peninsula or with a helicopter flight from Cape Town to the Winelands. Seeing Cape Town from above and trying the famous Vin de Constance dessert wine of Klein Constantia was a never-to-forget experience.