Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

Camps Bay was somewhere we all really wanted to stay but for this trip it worked out that we were at the V&A Waterfront which definitely met our requirements. After a great morning exploring Table Mountain, we hopped back on the big red sightseeing bus, grabbed a seat in the sunshine on the top deck and made our way around the coast to the beautiful beaches. 

Scrambling to whip off our shoes we felt the warm sands between our toes. The beautiful expanse of golden sands and warm breeze from the ocean was utter bliss. 

We walked along the beach soaking in the sunshine. 

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Feeling a little thirsty we found a spot in the sunshine at a restaurant called Zenzero facing out onto the beach (through the traffic of the street!). 

It was everything that we needed, a spot in the sunshine with perfectly rehydrating cocktails and wine. 

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In 2013 after a morning climbing, we sipped wine in the courtyard in a beautiful monastery in French Epernay, the red that we drunk was beautifully cool and utterly memorable. Since then I have found myself benchmarking moments against that one and this afternoon in Camps Bay came pretty close... although perhaps it's not so much the wine but the company that makes the glass oh so delicious. 

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We made our way through the menu, people watching out onto the streets, smiling and chatting to strangers as they passed. 

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Inside the restaurant is so lovely in design, it's all the tones that we will adopt in our renovation. Despite the hotel being a chain, or collection, it felt wonderfully homely and unique to it's own setting. 

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We finished our glasses and headed back to the beach for a final stroll and dip of the toes in the icy Atlantic. 

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Camps Bay, thanks for having us! 

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