There is nothing more romantic than whisking your partner off their feet for a romantic weekend away to a charming hotel, where all you need to worry about is falling in love again.
The rooms are spacious and fully furnished to offer you and your loved one a memorable weekend of complete comfort, harmonised with friendly and polite service. The Hotels tour desk is there to help you make your weekend as special as possible. Day trips and rental cars can be arranged at your request.
For the active couples, why not take a hike up Cape Town’s beloved Table Mountain, or alternatively take advantage of the Sunset special and pay half price to ride up on the cable car and share a romantic picnic for two while watching the city light up.
For a more relaxed weekend, why not enjoy soaking up the sun on one of the loungers surrounding the pool, completely sheltered from the Southeaster winds, or take a dreamy stroll through the Company Gardens. Set the mood with a candlelit dinner at the restaurant or gaze up at the stars on the terrace.
With breathtaking mountains, fabulous beaches, lush greenery, exceptional wine farms, beautiful landscapes, amazing coffee shops, and up-market nightclubs and restaurants – what’s NOT to love about Cape Town?
Would you like to win a holiday of a lifetime in one of the most beautiful cities in the world? Well here’s your chance. SHOW Leisure Hotels what you like most about Cape Town by creating a picture, sketch, painting, collage or taking a photograph of your favourite part of Cape Town and entering their Facebook Photo Competition. It couldn’t be EASIER
Here’s what you have to do:
- Visit the Facebook website and log into your Facebook account
- Go to the Leisure Hotels Facebook Page
- Click on the Cape Town Photo Competition tab (beneath the cover photo), follow the instructions, complete the entry form fully and accurately with all required information (which may include your full name, e-mail address and contact details)
- Upload your photo/artwork
- Supply a title and description of your photo/artwork
- Agree to the Official Rules
- Submit your entry
So what does the prize entail?
A 7-day holiday package at the prestige Strand Tower Hotel in Cape Town valued at R9 500,00 that comprises of:
- Return airport transfer
- 7 Nights, dinner, bed & breakfast at the prestigious Strand Tower Hotel
- Champagne on arrival
- Return shuttles daily to the V&A Waterfront
- Free bottle house wine every night for dinner
- Return transfers to Ratanga Junction (includes entrance fees)
- Camps Bay beach Harbour Cruise
- Guided hiking tour
- One tour of either Cape Point or Table Mountain (entrance fees included).
- 2 tickets on the Hop on Hop off bus.
- Live evening entertainment
- Movies daily
- Free babysitting and more…
So what are you waiting for? Enter now!
For some reason, the West Coast doesn’t quite receive the same amount of media coverage as the rest of the Cape Peninsula. Sure, it may not be able to hold ground against the tip of Africa, or the extravagance found on the Atlantic Seaboard, but there are some gems along the West Coast that, for us, are purely Cape Town. And that’s, afterall, what That’s Cape Town is about: all things purely Cape Town. Here is our list of gems (in no particular order )
This coffee shop is packed with scrumptious treats and a view to die for! Housed in a small, old cottage, it’s a place where French country style meets shabby chic, and the sounds of Edith Piaf and friends in the background just round off the ambience beautifully. Order anything on the menu with confidence, especially their mini cakes, which you can see in a display cabinet. On the savoury side, the homemade pies and savoury cheesecakes (don’t be fooled by the name – not a ‘cake’ at all) are sublime. More than just a coffee shop, they have cabinets and shelves featuring beautifully crafted gifts for the home. Find Petit Fours at 20 Stadler Road, Bloubergstrand.
Situated in the West Coast National Park, this beach isn’t a big secret. It’s beauty and tranquility are known by many a local and tourist alike. Slightly protected from the wind, it makes the perfect spot for a picnic, and a day in the sun with the family. The drive is definitely worth it, even if the hefty Park entrance fee catches you off-guard, as it did us.
Perhaps one of the most well-known and most-visited towns on the West Coast, Patnernoster has managed to retain it’s humble, village charm. A place for a romantic weekend away, or for the family to play beach soccer or go diving for crayfish together. There are so many accommodation options available, from cosy B&B to lavish self-catering. And be sure to sample the fresh seafood from one of the rustic eateries near the beach, while you’re there… Never a disappointment.
Not strictly-speaking on the West Coast, this monthly market, in Sunningdale, both impresses and surprises at the same time. Easily comparable to Hope Street or Porter’s Estate, the market has a family and community focus. There is much to keep kiddies entertained and everyone’s tummies full. Crafts include beautifully designed decor items, jewelry, and art pieces, all for great prices.
This one is new to the market, but became a part of our ‘West Coast gems’ list after a recent weekend visit. A calm and peaceful little bit of heaven on earth, this farmhouse is surrounded by fynbos, and not much else: the perfect place to get-away-from-it-all. It’s situated on a smallholding just 5 mins from the village of Yzerfontein with its famous 16-mile beach.
Much care and consideration went into the design and decor of Inglenook, and the farmhouse-chic feel, accented by elements of Balinese style, creates a holiday feel that makes you want to curl up on one of the poolside daybeds with a good novel. Hire the whole house for a weekend, and take 2 or 3 families with you! The house sleeps 12 quite comfortably. To book or find out more, email email@example.com