As summer is slowly coming to a close, we embrace the changes of the seasons and hopeful welcoming some much needed rain to the Western Cape very soon. But although things may be 'winding down' from our festive summer season, we still have lots of exciting things happening in and around the Mother city this April, so read on if you're like us and like to be kept in the loop ;)
1 March - The Royal Opening of The Silo Hotel
We have been anticipating the opening of this unique and exciting hotel for quite some time, the brand new Silo Hotel, part of the Royal Portfolio, is set to open it's doors to the public on the 1st March 2017. With just 28 rooms, hand designed by the own, Liz Biden herself, this is sure to be a luxury experience like no other in the Mother City. The Silo boasts a luxurious, modern vibe, as well as the perfect location in the V&A Waterfront. To read more about this exciting property or to enquire for your upcoming trip to Cape Town click HERE.
Going on safari, it’s special! There’s nothing else quite like it, looking at truly majestic animals living wild in their natural habitat. But they are also in danger from humans too due to poaching and other environmental factors. That’s why I love safari lodges like Dulini Leadwood lodge, because not only is it jaw-droppingly beautiful, they also care, deeply, for the well being of the animals that share their location with them.
When I lived in the UK, an hour drive was a pretty long way. When I worked on yachts, my opinion on travel length times changed dramatically, when you sail across an ocean for 2 weeks without seeing another boat let alone land. But now that I’ve settled back in Cape Town, driving for 2 hours is neither here nor there. It’s such a vast and diverse place that if you place a circle around Cape Town with a two hour drive distance you could be in hugely different places, on long white sand beaches or in the middle of a mountain range with nothing but a sea of green.
3 Dec - Wavescape Film Festival - Clifton 4th Beach
Catch surf films on the beach at the largest open-air screening in Cape Town.
The annual Wavescape Festival is back in Cape Town with a mind blowing program on Saturday, 3 December 2016. A FREE Movie Night at Clifton 4th Beach. This epic film screening under the African sky is an open-air theatre experience – said to be the largest in the Mother City. Though, the film screening is only at 9pm, it’s best to arrive early to watch the sunset and secure a prime spot!
Knysna…not as widely known to foreigners as Cape Town, but it should be! Well that’s my opinion anyway. I visited for the first time, whilst we were on our huge 2-week road trip around South Africa (more about this still to follow). Whilst it was my first visit, Sarah has been to Knysna on many occasions, and it is a place filled with happy memories.
Well…where to start with this incredible property?
Prana Lodge is located in the quaint seaside town of Chintsa on South Africa's Wild Coast. It’s called a Beach Estate because it sits right on the edge of one of the longest and most pristine beaches I have ever seen, stretching as far as the eye can see and on the day that we were there a beautiful flat, calm ocean.
2-6 Nov - The Constantia Gift Fair
A great lifestyle event, The Constantia Gift Fair is Pinterest personified, full of inspirational ideas and hand-picked innovative products. Beautiful home and garden accessories, stunning fashion items, and gorgeous must-have gifts.
The deli section is full to the brim with delicious and exotic food-gifts. Taste and enjoy superb food and drink, soak up the atmosphere, let your children have a ball in the kiddies play area and enjoy a sensational shopping experience with friends and family.
The Constantia Gift Fair will take place from the 2nd till the 6th of November
R 30 Entrance Fee for Adults, Children are free of charge
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