After a 20 hour-long journey from Oslo via Dubai we finally arrived Cape Town International Airport. We had to go trough the passport control, and we stood in the queue for 2 hours. When we did reach the arrival hall we couldn’t find our driver who was supposed to pick us up.
After waiting for a while we did call the guesthouse, and it turned out that the driver didn’t think we made the flight so he had already left when we got trough the passport control. But after a short time he came back for us.
Arriving at the Sweetest Guesthouses Sweet Lemon we got a welcome drink (ice tea that tasted really good) before we got to our room for the stay, and it was more like an apartment. Blue Sky Room; a suite with our own kitchen, living room, bathroom, a huge bed and a loft with even more beds. We also had a nice roof terrace with a seating group and sun chairs, overlooking the Lions Head.
The room was nicely decorated, and you feel immediately at home. This is for sure a home away from home!
You have to pay for the wifi, but the rate wasn’t bad, and it worked well. We had the breakfast included and the food was really good. It’s only one big table to eat at, but it’s nice and cozy, and it gives you the chance to get to know other travelers.
So, why did we choose this guesthouse? That’s a simple question to answer. According to the tour itinerary we had the first night on the trip at this guesthouse, and it made it so easy for us to just stay at the same place the whole time in Cape Town. So Hibiscus Reiser the Norwegian travel agency we booked the tour through organized the stay for us.
We paid 132 euro pp. for three days, excluding wifi.
Richard’s Supper Stage and Bistro
One of the guys who worked at the guesthouse gave us a tip about a restaurant that had dinner and show one of the days we were in Cape Town (they do have shows on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, or any night where they have more than 20 PAX booked too), and he asked if we were interested. And we thought it was a good idea, we had no dinner plans that evening, so he booked a table for us.
A ten minutes walk from the hotel you’ll find Richard’s Supper Stage & Bistro. The tables were nicely decorated and on every table you could find hats.
After the starters the show began. It’s acting, it’s singing, it’s dancing… It is cabaret!
From their home page:
“Kaapse Stories from the Mother City is an exciting vibrant new musical revue which offers a blend of humorous storytelling, powerful and emotional songs and likable performers unique only to Cape Town. Intimate and enchanting, the show allows the audience to get to know and meet the Kleintjies family whilst giving us an insight into a vigorous cosmopolitan community that thrived at the foot of Table Mountain in District Six.”
This isn’t something we usually do, but we enjoyed the show, and the food was good too. And why not try something new and different?
And one advice: listen to the locals, they know where to go! (we would never found this place on our own).
Here’s a video we’ve put together after the show at Richard’s: