The sun crept up behind the sky scrapping luxury apartments as the dawn broke on what would be our final day in Cape Town.Keen not to waste any time we managed to get in a swim in the outdoor pool before taking up pole position at breakfast by the Marina. Our lovely waitress prepared our favourite spot and suggested that we try the legendary Eggs Royale. Eggs Royale is a variation on the classic Eggs Benedict substituting smoked salmon for ham. The executed this with aplomb, with the eggs perfectly poached and the sauce at the optimum temperature but with the addition of a small amount of wilted spinach under the salmon! After a brief assault on the pastries section and fortified with the now obligatory double espresso we headed off to the V&A Waterfront to check out some of the atmosphere of this lively and vibrant area.
In one of the large mall type buildings we stumbled across “Dr JUICE” and keen to create our own Cape Townian super juice created the “Pink Whale”.
The Pink Whale:
Juice 1 Orange, 2 carrots, 1 Beetroot , 1 Apple , 1 slice of Pineapple, an inch of ginger and a quarter of a lemon! Tastes delicious and an incredible colour too!As Dr Juice proclaim at their juice shack ” Fresh Raw Juice Can Seriously Improve Your Health!”
Heading back to the hotel we asked the concierge to organise a car to take us to Klein Constantia and then onto Camp’s Bay for our group lunch. To our amazement they arranged for us a brand new air conditioned S- Class Merc! Feeling a little like rock stars we headed off to one of the oldest estates in Cape Town, Klein Constantia .
Klein Constantia is located within a private estate and its not really possible to walk around the estate like at Vergelegen but this didn’t detract from the tasting experience.MCC – Blanc de Blanc, 100% Chardonnay
Estate Sauvignon Blanc – made in a Sancerre style, minerality style from stones and soil type
Vin de Constance
After our amazing visit to Klein Constantia it was time to squeeze in a beach walk at arguably one of the most beautiful and unspoilt beaches in the Cape, Llandudno Beach. Although the sea look a alluring with its breakers crashing onto the beach its icy chill is the reason that the local surfers are all wet suited up, even in summer!
As the height of the summer season approached it’s quite remarkable that this beach was so empty but then I caught sight of several signs warning of the dangers of swimming here due to a proliferation of Great White Sharks!
After a brief paddle in the icy cold water it was off to Zenero in Camp’s Bay for our final lunch. This restaurant has an incredible location right next to the main boulevard running parallel to the beach.