February is a wonderful month in Cape Town. Although this year we had a lot more wind than usual we had fabulous hot weather. The vibe in Camps Bay is definitely holiday time. One of the most enjoyable things to do for us is to go and have lunch with our return guests, most of whom have become good friends. Henni and Walter Ploog first stayed with us many years ago, and this year Walter's brother also came to visit for a while. So Chris got out his old XK120 Jaguar and off we went to Hout Bay for a seafood lunch at Mariner's Wharf, overlooking the beach. What a wonderful way to spend a sunny summer's afternoon!
You may all know that we are having real problems in South Africa at the moment due to lack of planning and maintenance of our power stations. We have been through a similar situation a few years ago and installed a UPS system for our private area so we had some lights, computers and TV still running while the rest of the house was in darkness.
As we have many guests who love watching live sports events and movies in the evening when relaxing we have now installed the same for the Penthouse and the Suite. No need to ever worry again about sitting in the dark while on holiday at Camps Bay Terrace!
We are planning to do the same for the Lodge and Palm Suite - watch this space!
On 10 February we had the great honour to host a wedding ceremony at the Lodge for the first time. This was not the usual young couple with hundreds of guests, but a very private affair. The guests wanted a small, intimate event, with apparently only six people knowing about their plan! I was so excited and was hoping for good weather as it started as quite a gray day with a few drops of rain in the morning. Luckily it cleared beautifully in the afternoon and was perfect for the ceremony. The guests were kind enough to send me photos and allowed me to post them on my news blog! A wonderful backdrop for a great couple! Thank you, Keith and Sam! Wishing you many more years of happiness together!