In September this year myself and my husband headed to Cape Town for a six night trip. This was our first time in South Africa and we were really looking forward to it.
We were staying in 3 different hotels. Our first hotel was in Camps Bay called the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. When we landed in the airport we had pre booked our taxi to transfer us to the hotel. On arrival into the hotel the service and attention we received was amazing. We didn't see our bags until they were left in our room. We arrived very early in the morning and because our rooms were not ready they brought us for a complimentary breakfast and also booked us in to the spa for a massage to relax until the room was ready. The spa was amazing - all built into rocks.
For the first 2 days we just relaxed in the hotel, went for walks and ate in their restaurant which served top class food.
After 2 nights in Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa we went onto the waterfront (VA) in Capetown and stayed in the Cape Grace hotel. Again once we landed at the door our bags were taken from us and brought to our rooms.
The hotel has just been all refubrished and is fabulous ( again would highly recommend it)
We went straight down to the waterfront to see what excursions we could book. The first thing we booked, because it was a nice day, was a helicopter tour of the island. It took 30 mins and was really the perfect way to see Cape Town.
Unfortunatley the next day was a wash out we were confined to our hotel room looking out at the rain for the day. We chanced going out later in the afternoon to the aquarium beside our hotel which was really nice and would be a great place to bring kids.
After 2 nights in the Cape Grace Hotel we then headed to the Commodore Hotel at the waterfront. This hotel is a 4 star and the others were 5 star, and we definitely felt the difference in standard. Anyway when we arrived the concierge booked us on a half day winelands tour to Stellenbosh. This we really enjoyed and the winelands were lovely. That night we ate at one of the waterfront restaurants.
The following day we went whale watching. Its a 4 hour tour and I would only recommend this in the warm weather. We were freezing and we were in a small boat on the rough sea for 2 hours before we saw whales. When we came back into the harbour 4 hours later, there were whales in the harbour beside where we left from. Typical, but even with the rough seas, the whales were worth visitng.
I'm afraid that was the last day of our trip and we flew back home the following day. We had a ball in Cape Town and would really recommend it and would definitely go back.