To celebrate my boyfriend and I’s 2 year anniversary, we decided to make it a bit special by taking a road trip out to Arabella Hotel and Spa - an Autograph Collection property just an hour outside of Cape Town. What was so great about it? Absolutely everything!
Located in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere, Arabella offered a great mix of nature, luxury and adventure. I also found out it was also close to Hermanus’ world-famous whale watching destinations, I knew this would definitely be a highlight for me. We were only staying for 2 full days just at the tail end of the season, so we timed everything just right and made the most of our trip. If you’re ever visiting and want to experience everything we did, keep reading for a detailed list of our experience!
Couples massages followed by a poolside picnic.
Visit the beehives and golf car ride around the estate.
Three coursed private dinner at the Grande deluxe suite.
Kayaking along the Lagoon
Quad biking at Hemel en Aarde valley.
Whale watching boat tour.
Photos by yours truly & Nils Kaiser