Cape Town! Another one of my favourite destinations! Being a Flight Attendant allows me to bid for the trips I enjoy the most and, as you can imagine, Cape Town is always at the top of my list, especially at this time of year when the sun is shining and there’s not a cloud in the sky! This month I was lucky enough to get a trip that gave me an extra day and night in the city, and even better, I was spending the trip with one of my best flying friends! We had the best time together over the three days…
DAY ONE – LANDING INTO CAPE TOWN
A busy 12 hour flight had knocked us both off our feet by the time we got to the hotel, and quickly the plans to climb Lion’s Head went out the window! Instead, a couple of cocktails by the pool and a little nap before the evening seemed a lot more appealing!
Following a chilled day, we decided to venture out to the V&A Waterfront for a champagne boat cruise at sunset. The boat cruise lasted around 1 hour and a half, leaving at approximately 6:30pm. We had a great time, despite being thrown about by the waves and coming back absolutely drenched with sea water. From my experience, I would recommend to dress down for the boat cruise, as perhaps the reality is not as sophisticated as it seems!
A couple of hours later and it was time for dinner; I think we’d earnt a good steak and a couple of glasses of wine after screaming our throats dry on the boat! We headed to one of our favourite restaurants, NV80, for some of the best fillet steak and red wine in the city!
DAY TWO – WINE TASTING IN STELLENBOSCH
Our extra day in Cape Town! What better way to enjoy the fact that we weren’t flying home in the evening, than heading to Stellenbosch for a half-day wine tour! We booked the tour through the hotel and a driver drove us to 4 vineyards. First stop, FAIRVIEW a vineyard and goat farm, for a spot of cheese and wine pairing, we then visited RICKETY BRIDGE for lunch and a relax in the sunshine, drove to DELAIRE GRAF ESTATE and onto TOKARA for our final stop.
There is nothing I enjoy more than relaxing in the sunshine overlooking the sea of grapevines surrounding the Cape Town landscape. After a long drive back to the hotel (perfect for a little nap in the car), we headed for dinner at Camps Bay, along with a couple of drinks before it was bedtime!
DAY THREE – BACK TO LONDON
The final day was spent lazing around the pool and topping up our tans ready for the long night flight home. It’s difficult to commit to doing too much on the last day due to the flight back to London, and we were definitely ready for a relax!
After a lovely trip to Cape Town last week I’m more than excited to be flying back tomorrow for a couple of days! Unfortunately, I think this may be my last flight to the city for a while as we head into the summer season, so I’ll be sure to make the most of it. I’ll be meeting my friend again, and hopefully this time we’ll manage to motivate ourselves to climb Lion’s Head, I’ll let you know!
But for now, it’s time for me to pack my case for my next trip, I shall speak soon!
Thank you for reading!