I recently decided to take a staycation holiday in my hometown, Cape Town. It is one of the most fun things I have done in a while, taking a break from my regular routine for 24 hours and just disconnect.
My staycation hotel:
Though many people might rather stay in their own homes, I decided to stay at The Cape Milner Hotel, which is about 1,5km away from my house (though many people just stay in their own homes for staycations). The hotel is located in the trendy Tamboerskloof district of the city, with views of the iconic Table Mountain.
Upon entering the hotel, we were welcomed by the symmetry of Art Deco and the ornate detail of Cape Town’s Victorian heritage with splashes of urban African design and vivid teals and mustards accenting the contemporary neutral finishings.
We started off our Saturday afternoon indulging in a light lunch and delicious cocktails under The Cape Milner’s tranquil pergola with Table Mountain as the perfect backdrop to set the mood.
After lunch, we had a quick recharge and relaxed moment in our room. For this particular stay, we were booked into a luxury room. No matter where in the world I stay, details always stand out to me, like the bottle of wine and macaroons as arrival gift we received, the Caffitaly machine (always a win) and Africology amenities in the stunning bathroom.
Our evening out started with drinks at The Yesterday Bar in Kloof Street. It is located downstairs from YOURSTRULY. They have stunning interior and possibly the best margaritas I tasted in a very long while.
As most of you know, I am a huge fan of Liam Tomlin’s restaurants. His attention to detail love of the restaurant industry is why I will continue supporting him. So, of course, it was a no-brainer to have dinner at Thali, which is about a 3-minute walk from The Cape Milner Hotel.
Thali is chef Liam’s take on Indian tapas. It’s not traditional but inspired by the regions and flavours of India. The smells, flavours and tastes are indescribable. Thali is not only beautifully decorated but also has amazing employees and the most deliciously memorable meals. I absolutely enjoyed dining at this restaurant and will for sure be supporting them more often during the winter season! It truly is the best Indian Restaurant in Cape Town.
The sound of the Sunday morning in a hotel suite was completely different than at home, especially after a great night’s rest, which felt like I slept on a cloud. There was a relaxing coffee in bed, followed by an early breakfast at the 2 on Milner restaurant at The Cape Milner Hotel.
We packed our bags and said goodbye to the hotel room. It was fleeting but so lovely to spend time catching up, sharing great food and exploring new places; I cannot tell you how much it was needed.
If you had just 24 hours in Cape Town, what would you do?