Mount Nelson Hotel by Orient-Express
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- Tamlin Wightman When you first think of the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, you think of extravagance and superfluous waste and and and... and you'd be right. But the Mother City icon has implemented various onsite eco initiatives to atone for their green sins. For one, they've made worms popular, at least in the Cape. Their vermiculture centre …
... of Good Hope National Park, where two ocean current meet, creating so pretty scary seas - which we fortunately didn't have to endure. We spent a whole day here and could have easily spent more. Crazy wonderful terrain like nowhere else I have been. Wonderful hiking trails. Amazing viewpoints! And a warm sunny day with just enough breeze to take the edge off. We spent a few hours watching right ...
... move across the river! Which is what we did the following morning.
Supper that evening was taken across the road from the hotel at a local restaurant, where for a change we didn`t have a Thali, but had Butter Chicken and Tandoori amongst other dishes. The women did manage to find a lovely jewellery shop, owned by an Indian Doctor who had lived and been educated in New York, but who chose to come home in his late 20`s to help in the family jewellery business, and they ...
... me to look like a fool and do it twice in front of an audience! Well, it didn’t bother me a bit! Hehehe!
Since we were told that our room was going to be ready by 2:00pm, we started to head back to our starting point but we did it the African way…..slowly but surely!
To be continued…
Day 4 – afternoon
Being one of those persons who can't stay put in the same place for very long and who always has to be on the go as one would say…..a walk along Beach Road followed by another one on Sea Point Promenade was exactly what I needed….some little exploration of Cape Town outside the Waterfront boundaries.
The afternoon’s weather was ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service