Warning: severe wanderlust ahead. The lovely Angie from Silverspoon London has sent me a gorgeous postcard from South Africa, where she is currently travelling around and exploring, and I am so excited to share it with you! The photos are stunning, perfectly capturing the adventure and the beautiful nature and scenery that she is enjoying - I am living vicariously through her as someone who has never visited SA, and I'm sure you will too, as you read where her trip has taken her so far.
Be sure to check out her blog for more South Africa posts, as well as other luxury food & travel that will leave you hungry, and itching to fly away.
I hope all is well back in London! I’ve been very much enjoying an exciting adventure in South Africa for the last week and a half and I just wanted to tell you and your readers a bit about what I’ve been up to.
I’ve fallen a little bit in love with Cape Town, and I think the beauty of the city and the surrounding areas can be expressed by some of the incredible views.
The V & A Waterfront is South Africa’s oldest working harbour and is a fun place to explore with lots of shops, restaurants and bars. It is also a great place to see some of the best views of Cape Town and from here there is an excellent view of Table Mountain, the Atlantic Ocean and the city of Cape Town.
The view from top of Table Mountain is a totally spectacular. On my blog last week I wrote about my terrible fear of getting into a cable car and ascending to the top of the mountain. I was so anxious about doing it as I have a terrible fear of heights but I *bravely* got in to the cable car and went all 3,563 feet above sea level.
It was all worth it as from the top of the mountain you can see 360 degree views of Cape Town, the bay and the surrounding mountains.
Cape Town also has some of the most beautiful beaches and bays I’ve seen. For some of our time in the city we stayed at beautiful hotel called Ellerman House located above the rocky coastline of Bantry bay. It was just spectacular to watch the waves crash against the rocks in the morning as we had our breakfast.
At the moment I’m staying in Hermanus, on the Western Cape, located about an hour and a half outside of Cape Town. Our view is of the most glorious beach and crashing sea with mountains in the background. Hermanus is a great area for whale watching, unfortunately we’ve come at the wrong time of year for that but we’re still greatly enjoying the view and the surfers riding the waves!
Finally we saw some of the most incredible scenery during our time in the Winelands. Mr S and I drove from Cape Town to Stellenbosch to enjoy lunch at the stunning Delaire Graff estate.
We enjoyed great food and a wine tasting with a view and then had a tour of the beautiful and extensive vineyards. It was definitely a real highlight of the trip for me so far.
I hope that you enjoyed my postcard; next week I’m heading off for a Safari in Kruger Park, it’s something I’ve always dreamed of doing and I can’t wait to see all the animals that we’re sure to encounter.
Lots of love,
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