Incentive Travel Experience – Arrival and Day One

Blog

Incentive Travel Experience – Arrival and Day One

ARRIVAL AND DAY ONE IN CAPE TOWN!

After a long day spent mostly in airplanes, I finally arrived to Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.

My room is lovely, complete with a view of the ocean. A huge feature at this 5-Star hotel is that every room has a view of either the water or Table Mountain. With 329 rooms, it’s the perfect spot for incentive groups under 250!Incentive travel programs - hotel

With the time zone change, I experienced some jet lag, but managed to get almost five hours of sleep. If you’re concerned about getting in a full eight hours, you might want to take a sleeping aid for the first night or two to help you adjust.

Lack of sleep didn’t stop me from a experiencing a beautiful first day! The weather was lovely, hanging in the mid-70s.

My morning was relaxed as I waited for everyone in our party to arrive. In the downtime, I walked to the V&A Waterfront (pictured below), a shopping and dining area next to our hotel, and picked up a few souvenirs.

Incentive travel agency Cape Town MarinaMorning down time on the first day of a program is great for incentive travelers. It allows them to ease into the destination and adjust to the time zone before diving right in.

Our first afternoon included a custom tour of Cape Town in motorcycle sidecars! It was such a fun, unique experience.

Incentive Travel agency tours on sidecar

We stopped for lunch at the gorgeous Twelve Apostles Hotel. It’s a boutique hotel with about 40 individually designed sleeping rooms…perfect for smaller programs! And the views from the room? Stunning.

Incentive Travel - Cape Town Beauty

After our lunch stop, we headed to the colorful suburb of Bo-Kaap.

Incentive travel agency - Cape Town Stunning

We learned the area used to be exclusively for colored Muslims during the Colonial and Apartheid times, and today, this group still makes up the majority of residents.

The quaint cobbled streets, the museum, the authentic purveyors of Cape cuisine and Cape Town’s oldest spice emporium are all worth a visit.

To get further immersed in the town, our host arranged for us to munch on snacks and desserts inside one of the beautiful homes.

The day finished off with dinner back at Table Bay Hotel.

All in all, this first day was the perfect combination of relaxing, sightseeing and good eats.  A fantastic way to kick start your program!

Check back in later.

– Kendra