Cape Town…one of the most romantic cities in the world. I love her and she loves me. Our 5 Star hotel, THE TABLE BAY is where our beloved President Obama, Michael J, and Mary J has stayed. The late President Nelson Mandela opened this property in 1997 and on a gold plaque in the lobby is one of his quotes: “It always seems impossible until it’s done”. We brought love and received love in return. Everywhere our group went, we were met with “Welcome Kattrax Party”, on our buses, upon arrival at various venues and down to our personalized menus. I’m more than positive this will be a birthday Dana Terry will long remember. No doubt her entourage turned it out at Pigalle Restaurant. They had a wonderful time.
On one of my “me time” days, I had an appointment at Cape Cobra where I had business to conduct. A most fascinating showroom where I picked up a few python, croc and stingray items. This non-shopper finished off the morning at the Jo Malone tasting bar where I picked up a new fragrance and strolled over to Edgar’s and picked up Narciso Rodriguez. Our hotel location cannot be beat at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with shops and restaurants galore.
Yesterday was the perfect finale…. the group went to the top of the world on TABLE MOUNTAIN while I packed and relaxed. They picked me up and we headed to the WINELANDS with a brief photo stop at Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela spent his last 18 months under house arrest and took his “Long Walk to Freedom”. The weather could not have been more beautiful. They wine tasted and enjoyed a marvelous lunch at MIKO’S. Sir Richard Branson now has his name on this property so you know it’s the “Kat’s Meow”. It was a wonderful afternoon in the WINELANDS.
Our farewell dinner was at the SIGNAL RESTAURANT located in the luxurious 5 Star hotel, CAPE GRACE. It was definitely a private affair with a “purr-fect” ending to a KATTRAX TOUR. A special shout out to Simon Gluckman of Intrepid Expeditions who always ensures all i’s are dotted and every t is crossed for the Kattrax Group.
On this trip 2 destinations have been added: Ghana, November 2017 and yes, finally going back to Egypt where I so look forward to again cruising the Nile River. There is nothing like it. I’ve been in touch with my Egyptian connection and we are preparing for November 2018. This South Africa group has practically taken most spaces and no, a price has not been announced as yet.
Thank you for taking this trip with me……in 2 weeks BRAZIL! See you then!