Catching my first flight from Cape Town at 5 pm the day before (23 April) I then travelled via a stopover in Johannesburg leaving at 9.25 pm, arriving in London at 7.25 am, then leaving London at 12.20 pm for Paris. I finally arrived in France at 2.00 pm France local time after 6,644 miles.
The long travel day went very well. My bags made it to Paris across the three different planes. The showers in the British Airways First Class Lounge in London (water from 5 different directions) exceed expectations and left me fresh enough for the final flight. With only a little trouble I even managed to find my hotel at which point I crashed after planning my first full day in Europe.