Thursday, March 3, 2016


When I was sharing my pictures of my trip to Africa this past fall, I promised to show you pictures of where we stayed. Then other things intervened. So just a few months late, here are a few pictures of some of the places we stayed.

Our hotel in Cape Town was the beautiful Southern Sun Waterfront, conveniently located right in the middle of town and an easy walk to a lot of attractions.  The hallways had several versions of this artwork made of reclaimed wood, so reminiscent of a quilt. They must have known I was coming.

Our next hotel was the Arabella Hotel and Lodge, a most luxurious golf and spa center, in Hermanus, South Africa.  I had the best massage of my life there one free afternoon. We stayed there two nights and used it as a base for our planned excursions. The rooms, the food and the service were great and we were sorry to leave it.

Entrance to the spa. Checkout those mosaics.

View from our room. Not too shabby!

The next five photos are from the Hanglip Mountain Lodge in the Entabeni Safari Conservancy. This was where we had our first safari rides. It was rustic, but charming.

The mosquito netting was always tied up like  this during the day and when we came back after dinner it would be dropped down, although we never saw any mosquitoes.

We each had our private lodge, a short walk from the main lodge.

A line of the individual lodges. If you went back to your place after dark you had to have an escort because the animals came so close.

One evening the kitchen staff surprised us by coming out and singing for us after dinner. They had fabulous voices and were very entertaining.

Now this is getting longer than I like my blog posts to be, so that's it for today. Come back and I'll show you some more.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

It looks fabulous! What an amazing holiday.....not too shabby at all!!!