Hi guys, so I’m finally catching up on the blog and thought I have to update you on my trip to Cape Town. I have to say it was AMAZING. It was my first time visiting and I was very excited to go there. What prompted us to go was a good friend of ours was getting married and my husband was in the bridal party – not that we wouldn’t have gone if he wasn’t. The thing about destination weddings is you have the opportunity to travel to so many amazing destinations that you might not have visited or got to do. It definitely forces you to travel further afield than you might’ve thought. And I should know since I got married in Australia! Anyway back to Cape Town.
Cape Town has many amazing hotels, the choice is endless depending on where you want to stay and what you plan to do. Since we were only in Cape Town for FOUR short nights, we decided to stay at The One and Only Resort. For us it worked out to be the perfect location. It was close to the action and centre of Cape Town and easy enough to get around. It also felt super safe and we never had to worry about travelling around. We caught Uber Blacks everywhere we went which were great and would pick us up right outside our hotel.
The hotel itself is stunning, it has the most amazing view of table top mountain from most of the rooms. The pool is also sensational and very relaxing and calm. We definitely weren’t here long enough to enjoy it. We had quite a few activities planned and also wanted to fit in some sightseeing and wine tasting. But the hotel can arrange anything you wish to do and cater to your needs.
After we arrived at the hotel, we changed out of our winter clothes (coming from London in October it was cold). Cape Town however, was beautifully sunny and warm. Not overly hot whilst we were there and much cooler in the evenings. But still lovely during the day. We walked from The One and Only Hotel to the V & A Waterfront. Which is a lovely place to eat and shop. Everywhere we ate in Cape Town was amazing. The food and the quality of the food was exceptional. In the waterfront they have amazing boutiques and markets. I would highly recommend you spend a day down there.
On the waterfront there are many places to eat. However we decided to stop here at the Life Grand Cafe Waterfront. We wanted to soak up the sun whilst we could and eat seafood whilst watching the boats and fishermen at work. Also I loved the decor and interior of the place.
That evening we had welcome drinks at Camps Bay. The water was extremely cold that time of year, I think it is all year round tbh. So we didn’t swim at Camps Bay but we did however enjoy the Happy Hour there. Cocktails were super cheap, full price they were £3 so for happy hour they were £1.50 score! The beach is also beautiful and a lovely place to watch the sunset whilst sipping on cocktails. It’s the perfect sundowner.
We then hoped in a taxi and went to the best steak restaurant I have ever been to! Seriously this place is hard to beat and it’s BYO with no corkage! They have lots of different types of meat on the menu and they’ll serve your steaks on wooden boards with loads of sides to chose from. They also cater for veggies too. It has a real old world charm about the place which I liked and which the interior and decor reflects.
This was where the wedding was and I was so excited to travel into the wine country and do a bit of wine tasting myself. The scenery is spectacular and very dramatic with its big rolling hills surrounding the vinyards.
DAY OF THE WEDDING
The wedding was held at a reception venue called Zorgvliet Wine Estate. It was extremely picturesque.
On our final day, before we had to catch a flight back to London we went to the most amazing lunch spot called Babylonstoren.
If the weather is nice and you are in the mood for a long lunch among the vineyards go to Babylonstoren. The three hundred year old working wine and fruit farm is surrounded by vineyards and orchards with the dramatic backdrop of the mountains surrounding you. Guests are free to wander through the gardens, to view all the fruit and vegetables that are grown on site, as well as all the animals. Everything is produced on site, including the wine and everything served in the restaurants is grown on the land. It truly is an incredible place. Sadly we had to head back to the airport after our long lunch but we were happy to have had a whirlwind trip and a small taste of South Africa. We will definitely return I’m sure 🙂
SHOP THIS LOOK
The dress I wore for the wedding was from Maje. I wore it with my Gucci belt and a pair of Gianvito Rossi heels. I have linked up similar as mine were from the Summer 2018. I have also linked up some similar Zimmermann dresses which I love and are similar to the one I was wearing xx