After our long journey, we finally arrived at our beautiful hotel, Sea Five in Camp’s Bay, which is a beach suburb of Cape Town, nestled at the base of the jaw dropping Twelve Apostles mountains. This charming boutique hotel is more like a guest house. With only seven charming rooms, it feels as though you’re in someone’s home. Everything is white, with touches of cream and blue and we instantly felt our shoulders drop a few inches.
Our view of glittering Camp’s Bay and our private terrace made this the perfect spot for the start of our trip.
Camp’s Bay reminds me a bit of a cross between Laguna Beach and Malibu, but without the commercialism or shopping. It’s a bit sleepier (during the day anyway) and we’ve been told it’s an area for the trendy to see and be seen, though we saw no evidence of any peacocking.
Our first night we wanted seafood. After all we’re right on the ocean! Our genial host Marco recommended Codfather , a short stroll along the oceanfront strip. Our trepidation about the name fell away once we arrived at this unique spot of all things fish. We were surprised to be told there was no menu. We were invited to tour the fish counter where the day’s catch was described. We chose a variety of fish and seafood, all caught that day and it was simply grilled and served with either chips (fries) or stir fry of veggies. That’s it. No simpler, or fresher could the bounty of the sea have been presented. Everything was perfectly cooked and simply the most delicious seafood we’ve ever tasted!
And so ended our very long first day. We fell into bed, listening to the sounds of the ocean and slept soundly until morning.