Cape Town

Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary

The African penguins that can be found on Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town, are a popular attraction for visitors to South Africa. The Boulders Penguin Colony was founded when a pair of African penguins were spotted on Boulders Beach in 1983, today there are around 1000 breeding pairs in residence at this sanctuary. These penguins were commonly referred to as “jackass penguins” due to the braying noise they make. The African Penguin has been registered as an endangered species since…

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Den Anker, Cape Town

For our first dinner in Cape Town we both wanted to eat early and fancied seafood. After getting wet exploring the V&A Waterfront in the rain, we took shelter inside the Belgian speciality restaurant, Den Anker, which was conveniently on the quayside only a stone’s throw from our hotel. We didn’t have a reservation and the restaurant had a busy evening ahead of them, thankfully they took pity on us and offered us a table next to the fireplace. Having…

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The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay

The Bay Hotel enjoys an unrivalled position directly on a beachfront promenade. This stylish hotel is at home in the affluent suburb of Camps Bay, 9,5km away from the V&A Waterfront and Cape Town city centre. The hotel’s 78 rooms have a selection of sea view, pool view and mountain view rooms, which every way you look it’s impressive. The Twelve Apostles rise majestically behind the hotel for mountain views, pool view rooms on the side of the hotel also…

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Flying Qatar Airways to Cape Town

We had been planning a trip to Cape Town for some time, and once we knew the overall plan, we got to the airline decision. I’d wanted to fly Qatar for ages – they’ve built up a great reputation, won many awards and call themselves “The five star” airline. Qatar are relatively new to the international scene, but they have a super modern fleet and they use the incredible new airport at Doha as a hub – you fly there,…

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Bukhara & Haiku, Cape Town

We had originally set out to find a good meat restaurant within walking distance of our hotel for our second evening in Cape Town. However, when we spotted Bukhara with their Indian and Asian menu combination, we decided the chance of a good curry was too good to ignore. Bukhara’s concept was to set a new standard for Indian cuisine in South Africa, their large restaurant at the V&A Waterfront oozes opulence with three large dining rooms overlooking the harbour.…

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Victoria & Alfred Hotel, Cape Town

We wanted to stay in the V&A Waterfront area of Cape Town for our first 2 nights in South Africa and chose the Victoria & Alfred Hotel for our accommodation. This hotel has 94 bedrooms and is right on the waterfront, situated next to the food market, a shopping mall on the doorstep and within a stroll of 80 restaurants, a perfect location for us. We booked a loft room and was allocated no 305, which would have had a…

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Our next travel adventure is Cape Town

A few weeks ago we were discussing where we should travel to in October/November for our next adventure, we wanted it to be a long haul destination and batted around a few ideas, including Thailand, Far East & South Africa. I wanted Mike to influence this trip as Morocco had been something I’d wanted to do for years. We finally settled on South Africa and decided that we would go in November, straight after the World Travel Market in London…

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Spring Into Summer Sale: South Africa 2016

Cape Town & beyond – Save up to £270pp Stay 9 nights at 5 different locations from £1,299pp Waterfront Village 2 nights room only Protea Hotel Mossel Bay 1 night with breakfast Robberg House 2 nights with breakfast Radisson Blu Hotel Port Elizabeth 1 night with breakfast Sibuya Game Reserve and Lodge 3 nights all inclusive Includes reduced rates in Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay & Eastern Cape. Includes car hire for the full duration – pick up and drop off…

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