Thursday, August 18, 2011

Birthday with The Grand Daddy and Hout Bay Manor

Kalk Bay - one of my favorite places to visit

Life gets pretty busy sometimes and its great when we get to step back and have a few days off. Its especially good when its your birthday and there is a public holiday 2 days after :) allowing for me to really maximise the birthday celebrations and time off :)

It all started with a family lunch at my parents with presents and home cooked food and happiness. Then a drive through Kalk Bay and off to Cape Town. Very kindly I was spoilt rotten with a nights stay at The Grand Daddy Hotel :) - thanks Sergio and the Grand Daddy team. Crisp white sheets and comfy pillows along with bubbly in my room on arrival... I loved it ALL.

The husband and I went out for supper at the V & A Waterfront that evening with some shopping thrown in  and then relaxed and slept cozily at the Grand Daddy.

We rose very early the next morning to head off for a treat given to me to by Hout Bay Manor - 2 full body massages (hubby and I together) in the Inzolo Spa. It was oh so relaxing and just what I needed :) - thanks Alexis and team- It was blissful!!!

After our hour long treatment we set off to pick up a take-away coffee from Origin in Cape Town and drove back to one of my favorite spots in Kalk Bay for amazing views and more coffee and a little more chilling before heading home and back to reality.

I'm still day dreaming that every day should be like this - pretty and comfy hotel rooms and massages and awesome coffee and chill out sessions by day!


  1. Looks like a you had a lovely time, beanie :)

  2. Spoilt girl! Wow, so glad you had such a fabulous birthday. It looked wonderful!

  3. what a wonderful birthday celebration! i'm jealous of the national holiday that gives you an extra day off. i always wanted a national holiday near my birthday!

  4. Sounds fab! Also need it. xxx

  5. Looks like a lovely time :)

    Kalk Bay is my favourite place in CT - I am trying to convince D we must get married there!

  6. I'm so happy you had a wonderful birthday, Betty! It sounds like it was a lot of fun!