Tea by the Sea

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It was October last year when I had made up my mind: I simply had to do high tea at 12 Apostles Hotel before the new year. I laugh now as I think about it… I only tried it out 5 days ago.

The location needs no introduction. The closer we got to the hotel, our excitement heightened with each breathtaking view of Camps Bay and beyond.

A booking for two for Tea by the Sea at the Leopard Bar meant we could enjoy our tea in the sunshine, and devour our treats indoors – on comfortable sofas with too many cushions. The halal-friendly option had salmon, cheese & tomato and egg & mayo sandwiches accompanied by two tiers of sweet treats. The verdict: I would definitely return. Even if only for their sandwiches; they were divine!

The view is gorgeous (& romantic) and would be an ideal experience for out-of-towners. I’ll let the pictures do the talking now…

lions-head
View of Lion’s Head from the outdoor seating
sea
Stretch of Atlantic Ocean
tea-stand
3 Tier tea stand
cupcake
Cinnamon cupcake & ganache
bar
The Leopard Bar interior
on the way back home
Mountains on the way back home

I wasn’t too fond of the Leopard Bar decor but that won’t stop me from returning 🙂

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9 Responses

  1. The pictures tell it all and I think I will not complain a bit.

  2. That looks so lovely! I’ve never attended an afternoon tea service before (clearly I’m missing out!) but it’s on my list of things to try!

    • It sure was 🙂 Yet another reason to return to CT 😉
      Please blog about it when you do, I’d love to see what it’s like there!

  3. I have several South African friends and have wanted to visit the country for some time. Your articles and pictures make me want to visit even more.

  4. Awesome view. And the food is making my mouth water, though I’m fasting 😉

  5. the view is amazing and so is the food, just need to try the famous spa

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