The people in Cape Town insist there is no competition between Johannesburg and Cape Town. This is followed immediately by a litany of reasons why they prefer Cape Town with the leading reason being that Cape Town is more relaxed. I do agree that Cape Town is more relaxed. Johannesburg is more nervous...more
There should be a way to award bonus stars. The owners and staff of Blackheath Lodge rejuvenate all those clichéd descriptions – warm, friendly, helpful, comfortable. I don’t know how it’s done but each guest receives their undivided focus, not only from the time one enters the lodge but from the...more
Better than Rio's Sugarloaf, visiting Cape Town without going to Table Mountain is like visiting San Francisco without seeing the Golden Gate Bridge. Walk among the clouds and enjoy a 360 degree view that includes the city, ocean and surrounding mountains....more
Combine the visit to Cape Point with your visit to the Cape of Good Hope. Cape Point is the more touristy of the two but not even the addition of a restaurant and a funicular railroad can destroy the natural beauty of the landscape.
Serving dinner only on Thursdays, we experienced the "9 episode" dinner in the White Room. The combination of flavors for each course was delightful. Watching the staff coordinate the different services was a show in itself and sitting in an all white room enhanced the total impact....more
The cable car rotates while climbing so everyone has a chance to get a 360 degree view. I think it makes sense to take the cable car to the top and then spend the time and energy exploring the top rather than hiking to the top and then being too tired (at least for some of us) to explore the topside trails....more