A recent invitation found Grant and I staying at the Luxurious, 5 Star Lanzerac Hotel and Spa, in Stellenbosch. A rather exciting prospect, as I had not visited Lanzerac Wine Estate in quite some time, add to that both of us desperately needing some R&R. I was rather excited after hearing so many good reports, about their newly renovated Hotel Suites! [Read more…]
I have a growing list of places I would like to stay before I die! A recent addition is La Residence Franschhoek! The luxuriously opulent La Residence Hotel is located on a 30-acre estate in the heart of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley.
Franschhoek or “French Corner” is one of my favourite small towns in the Western Cape. It is perfect for a night away, as it is only a short drive from the Cape Town CBD. The town is a popular destination for both tourists and locals; renowned not only for its natural beauty but also its fantastic food and wine. It is a great place to visit throughout the year, but I particularly love Franschhoek in Winter! [Read more…]
Each year I set out with the intention of discovering new places in South Africa and a recent trip lead me to Stonehill River Lodge in Swellendam. Although I have been to Swellendam before, the area is very much unchartered territory for me. [Read more…]
Sometimes with all the stress and pressure of modern life, I feel the need to get away from it all! I mean really get away from it all! No cell phone, no computer, no electricity; just me my thoughts and Mother Nature. The De Hoop Collection offers the perfect place to do just that! [Read more…]
At the end of last year Grant and I stayed at The Verge Aparthotel Sea Point. The Verge is centrally located within the heart of Sea Point on the Atlantic Seaboard, in Cape Town. It offers guests a unique accommodation option, which has all the convenience of a hotel, with the comfort of home.
The Verge Aparthotel
The complex houses 21 impeccably furnished, fully equipped suites, which are available for stays of one night or longer. Weekly and monthly rates are available on request for guests requiring a longer stay. The Verge offers a host of on-site facilities, which include a front desk concierge, round the clock security, free WiFi, secure free parking and keycard access.
The accommodation is well-priced, offering a solution that caters to business, as well as leisure travellers. The elegantly designed self-catering suites, include a selection of one and two bedroom units. All suites are furnished to a four-star level, with luxurious, modern furnishings and a fully kitted out kitchen.
I loved the arty décor touches and the hand-chosen artwork, which all enhance the space, giving it a sense of warmth and style. The bedroom is elegantly furnished and the bed was super comfy, which in my opinion is a very important factor, when selecting accommodation!
Our apartment had balcony with an amazing view of Lions Head! The balcony area is equipped with a patio table and chairs, as well as a gas braai if you are keen to embrace your inner braai-master!
The complex lies just one block away from the iconic Sea Point promenade, with a selection of excellent restaurants, coffee shops, cocktail bars and eateries found within walking distance. Early evening we decided to walked down to the promenade and watch the sun set. Naturally this had to be done with a delicious Italian ice cream in hand. En route back to the apartment we picked up a few breakfast supplies at Woolworths and then stopped off at Simply Asia for a takeaway dinner.
Both Grant and I really enjoyed our stay at The Verge Aparthotel Sea Point! The location is perfect and we both loved the convenience of being able to walk down to the shops, as well as the promenade. It is also a mere 5 minute taxi trip to V&A Waterfront and within easy reach of Camps Bay or Clifton beach. For those travelling on business, the Cape Town International Convention Centre and CBD are equally close by.
Contact and Location:
Contact: To book accommodation or find out more please contact The Verge via tel +27 21 286 0794 or The Verge Aparthotel Website.
Location: Cnr Main Rd & Holmfirth Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060, South Africa