This week we are reporting live from Cape Town, South Africa. For the past few days, we’ve been exploring Cape Town and its suburbs during the day, watching sunset on our outdoor terrace in the evening and getting some work done by the fireplace by night. We will be writing about our Cape Town adventures shortly, but before that, allow us to give you a tour of our office for the week.
Living the Capetonian Lifestyle
Our villa, Apostle’s Edge, is perched high above Camp’s Bay, an affluent suburb of Cape Town that is famed for its sandy beaches and cafe culture. With the Twelve Apostles stretching out at our backyard, it almost feels that we’re in the backcountry and yet the city is just a ten-minute drive away.
Every morning, we awake to a view of the dark indigo Atlantic Ocean ahead and the looming Table Mountain behind, with patches of wild greenery right at our doorstep. While having breakfast, we’ll soak up some sun and see whales breach in the far distance. By night, we’re surrounded by glittering lights from the bay and enveloped by a gentle sea breeze and the sounds of the crashing waves.
We’ve stayed in many types of accommodations – from basic backpackers’ hostels to high-end hotels and boutique resorts. While this villa isn’t what we usually opt for as budget travelers, it’s definitely one of the coolest properties we’ve stayed in, and somewhere we would choose to stay if we had a higher budget.
Chilling at Sunset
Our room, located on the top floor has a balcony overlooking the ocean, and it’s our favorite spot to enjoy the beautiful sunset each day. The modern design and state-of-the-art facilities make lounging around after a whole day of activities an experience on its own.
The second floor boasts the larger living area, with a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious living-room with two separated sections. My favorite detail is the gas powered fireplace, perfect for warming up the place on cold winter nights.
On our first night here, Cape Town Tourism warmly welcomed us with a traditional Braai dinner where we sampled South African barbecue in the company of fellow travel bloggers and other travel industry professionals. The meeting was held at the apartment’s backyard, which made us feel like we were hosting a party at home.
While this will only be our home for a week, we’re making the most out of it and living it like Capetonians for just a while.