February is for lovers and in keeping with the spirit I wanted to get away for the ultimate night. Weekdays are manic and weekends too short unless you make a thing of them, so I did.
I booked my accommodation with Accommodirect. A great website that handles all the in's and out's for you. Much like a very useful travel agent. With properties all over the country it really is as simple as entering the date, picking the destination and clicking book!
I decided to visit our beautiful peninsula and take a trip to Simons Town. The place has such a vibe. With blue oceans and quaint little antique shops, what's not to love?
I booked at a beautiful five-star establishment that is the new kid on the block. Called The LookOut and for a very good reason, (you have the entire ocean in your view). With simple and classy decor we felt at home and spoilt. One of the great things about The Lookout is that it offers a unique breakfast concept. Don't you just hate it when you are told you have to be at breakfast by a certain time? Then you have to wake up on your break, put on a face and show up to a dining space shared by other guests? Well at the look out, they have a fully stocked fridge with fresh fruit, yoghurt and a coffee bar in your room. So no need to rush. You can wake up, grab your food and feast in bed while overlooking the Atlantic. My idea of heaven and it was simply, just that.
If you find yourself in the area you have got to visit the penguins. Boulders beach is famous for these little guys dressed to the nines in Tuxedos; who are the cutest thing to witness. Waddling down the beach and gliding in the water the African penguin colony draws hundreds of viewers each week! The walkways boast some of the best views of boulders more than five hundred and thirty million years old! No wonder this area is as iconic as it is.
If you pop into Simons town you have the option of several cafes and quirky coffee shops. We decided to enjoy The lighthouse cafe. A chic spot with Provence decor. The food was simply fantastic, tasty and the service on point. I can see why trip advisor rates them the number one spot in Simons Town. I would happily return and sip on cold Chenin Blanc while dining on the Mauritian bouillabaisse.
If you find yourself in the Kalk bay area the next day it is worth a stop off. Have a walk and pop into all the little stores along the way. You can get lost in the alleyways and end up in wonderfully awesome little spots. To end off the day, be sure to stop and get an ice cream from the local parlour or if you are more peckish a pizza from the local Italian. Just make sure you have an ice cold beer to end it off with.