Our group trip coordinator, Michelle, recently returned home from a trip to South Africa and visited a few of our favorite properties during her stay. Below, Michelle discusses her experiences at each of these properties and shares some of her photographs!
Accommodation 1: O on Kloof – On my recent trip to South Africa, I had the pleasure of staying at O on Kloof. This beautiful, boutique hotel was one of my favorites. With African vibe music playing in the lounge areas, I felt part of the bustling Cape Town city life without ever having to leave. And when I wanted peace and quiet, I would retreat to my beautifully appointed suite where I’d enjoy a bubble bath and some strawberries!
During the evenings, I would spend my time in the lounge area, which opened up to a lovely balcony where I sat with a glass of wine watching the lounge curtains blow in the wind. Olaf, the owner, popped by frequently and we shared many wonderful stories and good laughs. The staff was extremely personable and I felt as though they had been my lifetime friends!
I couldn’t wait to go home and share this location with our clients and potential clients as I know they would absolutely love the atmosphere. It was the perfect balance of city life and relaxation.
Accommodation 2: Four Rosmead – During my visit to Four Rosmead I just fell in love with David, the owner, and staff. David’s unassuming and relaxing personality adds a sense of charm to this comfortable boutique hotel. There was never any doubt that every need I had would be taken care of in a personal and immediate manor. I especially loved the ever-changing artwork (changing because guests insisted on purchasing certain pieces) inside the hotel, which gave me a touch and feel of the local community. This gem of a hotel is within walking distance of Kloof Street and its many fantastic restaurants, boutiques, and shops.
Accommodation 3: Kensington Place – Upon arrival to Kensington Place I was warmly greeted by staff and escorted to my beautiful suite. Since I arrived late at night my first task was a hot bath with a nice bottle of wine. At this point, I had been traveling for several days and needed some time to relax. I was also surprised to find a complimentary laptop in my room, which I used to email my family and friends and connect with our clients on Facebook! I was also able to upload all of my pictures and share them with my friends and family back home.
At breakfast the next morning I met a lovely honeymoon couple and we shared some wonderful travel stories. We enjoyed breakfast beneath a white canopy of curtains, which provided a relaxing and serene place to relax and enjoy the weather. I felt as though I were in a different world—one that was secluded in a sanctuary of soft sounds and beautiful sites. I also met the owner of Kensington, Austin, who made me feel completely welcome and at home during my stay!