Cape Town - Accommodation

Our first few nights were spent at Hedge House a quaint, attractive, high quality B&B tucked away in the beautiful suburb of Newlands.  Judy was a lovely host and couldn't have been more helpful.  The breakfasts each morning were amazing. Fresh fruit salad, homemade yogurt and eggs (perfectly cooked) with bacon and tomatoes. 

Another highlight of our stay at the Hedgehouse was playing with Chox the OCD dog.  He brought us a tennis ball the minute we walked through the gate which we happily threw a few times for him. He then followed us to our room and sat for hours at the door patiently waiting for us to play with him again.  Once in the room we read a brief note asking guests not to throw the ball for Chox as he is obsessed with the tennis ball and has been diagnosed with OCD.  Poor Chox - we actually felt a little bad that we had gotten him all riled up! 

The second hotel of our trip was the Cape Heritage Hotel which had a genuine boutique feel with only a small number of rooms in a converted historic building.  Our room was very large and spacious and we found the service at the hotel to be excellent throughout our stay. There was also a hot tub on the rooftop deck which we didn't have time to use but looked very cool!

This Cape Heritage hotel has a vine in their courtyard that was planted around 1771 and is believed to be the oldest fruit bearing vine in the Southern Hemisphere. This tenacious little vine survives unwatered apart from the Cape's winter rains.  It is still flourishing today bearing fruit and produces about 20 litres of excellent wine every year. 

Lastly we spent two nights at the Silver Mist Lodge in Constantia Glen. The entire wedding party was staying at this hotel as it was close to the wedding venue. We found the lodges to be rustic and simple but clean with everything we needed. The lodges are on the mountain-side, just next to Constantia Neck with beautiful views and surroundings - forest and vineyards, clean mountain air, birdlife and oranically managed vineyards on the estate where they produce their own wines.

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