As Paul mentioned yesterday, we were badly in need of a break, and so we were thrilled to be invited to stay for a couple of nights at what must surely be one of Cape Town's top accommodation establishments: we're spending the weekend at Lyonesse, a jaw-droppingly beautiful villa in Constantia.
This is just one of the bedrooms in the 850m2 house; there are eight in total, as well as eight bathrooms. I've lost count of the number of TVs... and I've lost Paul several times too.
We had breakfast served to us at the 12-seater dining room table this morning; we spent the afternoon wandering around the 2-acre indigenous garden (photos of that will follow in the next day or two); and we spent the evening playing Wii Sport in the downstairs room. Apart from all the bedrooms and bathrooms, there's a fully stocked bar, an extensive library, a huge swimming pool, and a kitchen full of Gaggenau appliances.
I can't wait to show you the rest of the house, but it's taking Paul some time to resize and watermark all the photos we've been taking, so you and I will have to be patient, I'm afraid.