Cape Town has a soul unlike any other city. And, despite the slower pace of life enjoyed in The Mother City - anyone who has visited will be familiar with “Africa time” - you’ll be kept busy exploring this truly magical destination. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, a food and wine lover, or a culture buff, there’s something for everyone. But where to stay? If you are looking for a luxurious option with killer views of the ocean and world-class hospitality that is just a five-minute jaunt from Camps Bay, perhaps the most glamorous area of the city, look no further than the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa. Where is it? The hotel, which is owned by South African-British brand Red Carnation, is situated between the areas of Camps Bay and Llandudno just off the scenic coastal route that winds along the bottom of the 12 Apostles Mountains, hence the name. The mountain range is part of the majestic Table Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site. The secluded … [Read more...] about A touch of glamour in Cape Town at the 12 Apostles hotel and spa
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By Jessica Kwong | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 14, 2019 at 3:28 pm | UPDATED: June 14, 2019 at 3:28 pm A New Year’s resolution I intended to keep was traveling to a new continent. Africa seemed daunting, but I gathered that South Africa — Cape Town in particular — was unlike the rest of the continent. As the plane descended on South Africa’s oldest city, my eyes gravitated toward a massive, distinctly flat-topped mountain in the distance. It was Table Mountain welcoming me to the Mother City. SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsA letter filed with the California Employment Development Department indicates Z Gallerieâ€™s warehouse, offices and outlet at 1855 West 139th St. in Gardena will be downsized and 196 jobs cut. (Google Street View screengrab) Hundreds of other LAUSD teachers collect picket signs and other materials outside UTLA’s office as they prepare for a possible strike, in Los Angeles on … [Read more...] about Travel: The many sides of Cape Town, South Africa
Updated 8:47 am CST, Monday, January 28, 2019 This image provided by Justin Engel shows a fire in Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday Jan. 27, 2019. Cape Town officials say they have controlled a fire that blazed overnight around the city's iconic Lion's Head hill, injuring one man. The Cape Town area remains on high alert because of hot, dry conditions and windy weather. (Justin Engel via AP) less This image provided by Justin Engel shows a fire in Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday Jan. 27, 2019. Cape Town officials say they have controlled a fire that blazed overnight around the city's iconic Lion's Head ... more Photo: Justin Engel, AP Photo: Justin Engel, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 This image provided by Justin Engel shows a fire in Cape Town, South Africa, … [Read more...] about Firefighters control blaze on Cape Town’s iconic Lion’s Head
Since Cape Town’s drought last year, the city has nearly filled its reservoirs. The city has increased water levels by 158 percent since January, according to WESGRO, the tourism agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape. At the height of the drought, local citizens, businesses and governments worked together to implement water conservation measures; efforts that have led to the United Nations recognizing Cape Town as a world leader in sustainability best practices. The Travel Corporation’s Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa has been one of those businesses working to improve its water conservation practices. After implementing more than 30 separate initiatives, the hotel has reduced its water usage by 42 percent since last year. The steps the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa has taken include: placing water aerators on all shows and basins in the hotel, reducing flow from nine liters per minute to only one; installing waterless urinals; saving all used bottled water from the … [Read more...] about Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa Reduces Water Usage by 42%
November 12, 2018 By Vaughan McShane Leave a Comment Set Sail! If you’ve ever had even a remote desire to spend your vacation cruising the sea’s, then now is the right time to act on that desire. MSC has recently launched the stunning MSC Music in South African waters. “Until April 2019, the ship will be setting sail from Durban and Cape Town to various locations around southern Africa, including Mauritius, the Reunion Islands, and Mozambique’s Pomene Bay and Portuguese Islands.” Rainy, but smiles all round as we headed to the Gala Dinner The ship, with a passenger capacity of 3223 and over 16 decks, has something for everyone. “Dining options include an á la carte Italian seafood and steakhouse restaurant, an authentic Japanese sushi bar, two formal dining rooms, and an all-day world cuisine buffet and pizzeria. On the activity side, MSC Musica offers mini golf, tennis, basketball, virtual games, bowling lanes, children’s activity … [Read more...] about The MSC Musica has arrived in South African waters!