If any single word could encapsulate the Cape of South Africa, it would have to be diversity.
From the spectacular city of Cape Town beneath the brooding Table Mountain and its surrounding two magnificent oceans, to the stark simplicity and enormous blue skies of the Klein Karoo, the Cape has to be a must-do destination.
Besides the diversity of the physical scenery, the places to stay vary just as much.
For example: a beautiful drive out of Cape Town along excellent national highways will take you via the Heks River Pass into the Karoo and to the village of Matjiesfontien. Well, no longer a village actually, more of a destination: this beautifully preserved Victorian town once was the busy business centre for the surrounding farmers and today is a pretty reminder of the past. The Lord Milner Hotel is a delightful place to stay for a couple of nights: the clear, pure air of the Karoo is a perfect antidote and the calm and quiet mean maximum relaxation.
Compare this to the latest destination we have pleasure in showing to you:
“The One Above” Penthouse at the top of the One and Only Hotel right in the middle of the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is in complete contrast to Matjiesfontein!
This vast and sophisticated penthouse has 4 spectacular en-suite bedrooms, views from every window that take in not one but two world Heritage sites: Robben Island and Table Mountain. The Penthouse has two swimming pools with spacious decks for outdoor living, additional huge living spaces for hanging out and entertaining, a butler on hand, fully staffed, use of all the hotel amenities offered by the hotel below, magnificent South African art on the walls, excellent wine-cellar, security, privacy, glamour and glitz!
And once you have managed to process that, then here is another sight everyone would want to wake up to just once in their lives: magnificent, majestic, magical Mount Kilimanjaro from the comfort of your very comfortable and well-appointed East African en-suite tent.
Come and visit Africa soon; it is good for the soul!