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January 16, 2020

Five Things We Love About Summer

Cape Town is where you'll want to be this summer, from long lazy days at the beach to colourful seaside sunsets - the Mother city has our full attention.

Five Things We Love About Summer

When we think about summer and why it’s such a hot and happening time of year in the city, the weather is one of the first things that comes to mind. The longer and sunnier days of summer mean there's more time for fun activities. After a morning walk along the beach there is still plenty of time for surfing, cycling or hiking before returning for a romantic sunset dinner. The Last Word Long Beach offers guests a complimentary three course dinner during their stay, a lovely way to end the perfect summers day at the sea.

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Cape Town locals love being outdoors later than usual when there is a full moon, and what better way to enjoy this fabulous occasion than with a moonlit hike up the famous Lions Head. Locals and travellers alike venture out upon a full moon to hike up Lions Head in time to watch the moon rise over the mountains and above the city. Lions Head is the best vantage point to view and capture this spectacular event and will be something you won't easily forget.

Seasonal summer fruit and vegetables provide fresh inspiration to local chefs and bring about all new exciting dishes. We too are inspired by this abundance of fresh ingredients and look forward to using them in our breakfast buffet and smoothies. Be sure to keep an eye out for our NutriBullet Menu at breakfast to create your own delicious smoothie.

Summer also bring with it more amazing musical concerts. Most famously the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts, held every Sunday from November to April beneath the mountain in their stunning botanical gardens. The concerts host local and international musicians and are fun for the whole family. Check out our previous blog post for more information and helpful hints. Plus Kirstenbosch is only 10 minutes from The Last Word Constantia, making it an easy afternoon outing.

No holiday is complete without a romantic sunset, and summer sure puts on a show. The sundeck at The Last Word Franschhoek provides the perfect vantage point for an evening drink and stunning sunset view.

Drinks on the balcony at The Last Word Long Beach.


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At Last Word Intimate hotels & Safari Camps, local is luxury. Our proudly South African collection of intimate hotels embraces our home-grown award-winning style of 'beyond boutique' hospitality. With us, you'll find kindness flows and lovely people meet. We cherish getting to know and understand each of our guests personally to deliver the best possible experience. We take you into the hidden heart of Constantia Valley, our 5-star 'beyond boutique' in the city.

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