A few months ago I was lucky enough to go on a work trip to Cape Town, South Africa. I travel with work a couple of times a year – usually to the States so this was a surprise new location for me. I’d never been to Cape Town before so I was extremely excited about the scenery and the culture. And it didn’t disappoint at all! Here’s my Cape Town photo diary:
After a fab flight with British Airways (see my post on tip and tricks for long-haul travel here) we were greeted by our local production team, piled all our suitcases in the van and set off on the interesting and scenic drive to our hotel.
The Belmond Mount Nelson, a pretty pink palace set in beautiful grounds.
I wish I hadn’t been working as I would have made so much more use of the hotel facilities. I had a couple of dips in the heated pool (not that it was cold anyway) but sadly only a brief chance to pop my head into the spa and the conservatory relaxation room.
Luckily my room was a junior suite in the main building. It was huge! I had a massage in my room too, and made full use of the incredibly deep bath after the long days of working.
A few mornings we had the chance to take advantage of the buffet breakfast. A short walk from my room, through the main foyer and the gardens to the terrace overlooking the pool. Guests not staying at the hotel can also book a table – I would highly recommend the treat.
Nearby to the hotel I came across a great health food cafe called Kauai where I had a Peanut Butter Bomb smoothie. Kloof Street is a lovely little area with lots of shops and cafes, definitely worth checking out.
But the best little find in here was PRESENTspace, a small unique gift shop selling the most amazing jewellery, stationary and prints. I was in love with it – stopping by 3 times! I bought some beautiful silver midi-rings and some hand printed illustrations.
Beautiful beaches and mountain views
Even though this was a working trip, I did get the chance to take some great photos. All on my iPhone as well.
The mountains are just breath-taking. I could look at them everyday! I didn’t get the chance to make the hike up Table Mountain this time but it is definitely on my list for the future.
We were working on some of the best beaches in Cape Town, soaking up the sun! Visit Camps Bay on the Western Cape for the two views above, well known for sunsets and sweeping mountain scenery.
I met some friends on the beach (below: top left, bottom left) and at times felt thoroughly alone (below: top right).
I hope you enjoyed my Cape Town photo diary. You might also like my posts about the amazing cafe’s and restaurants I tried and also my day out wine tasting in Stellenbosch.
Have you ever been to Cape Town? I’d love to go again so please share your tips below!