It’s been over 3 years since my last visit to Cape Town. This city is truly special for me, as this is the place where I met my husband, hiking the Table Mountain. I had a full agenda prepared for my TwentyFour in this majestic city.
Arriving in the late afternoon, I quickly changed and headed to Signal Hill for the most beautiful sunset! This is a very famous spot for locals and tourists, where they all sit and wait for the golden hour, drinking a glass of wine, chatting, taking pictures or just relaxing and unwinding. There is also outstanding views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head.
We chose to have dinner at Tashas Waterfront. A beautiful restaurant with very friendly service. Food was excellent and so was the wine (very generously poured, may I add). Their concept is to provide fresh creative meals in a relaxed atmosphere, and they delivered just that.
Next morning I woke up bright and early so I could have breakfast at Company’s Garden Restaurant. Located in a park in the heart of Cape Town, where nature and history plays together. This is the place to have a moment of peace, to enjoy the birds singing, seeing the cute squirrels roaming around the trees, all while enjoying a delicious meal.
Later making my way to a beautiful cafe serving everything CHOCOLATE! Yes please! Honest Chocolate is a small artisanal chocolate company based in Cape Town. This cafe in the centre of town is a little piece of heaven. Situated in an old building, with stunning and cozy interiors and also a beautiful courtyard. I chose the raw chocolate tart which was absolutely divine.
Making my way by foot to Bo-Kaap, the beautiful colorful houses. It was formerly known as the Malay Quarter, a traditional home of Cape Town’s Muslim population since the second half of the eighteenth century. I will share a bit of it’s history, which I found to be so interesting; Between 1763 and 1768 De Waal built several “huurhuisjes” (rental houses) that he rented out to his slaves. The oldest one still stands today, 71 Wale Street, which now houses the Bokaap museum. It is probably the oldest house in Cape Town surviving in its original form!
Until next time Cape Town!