We were very lucky to be invited to stay with my brother in law and his girlfriend in Cape Town over Pesach/Easter, so we packed our things (I seriously over packed mine and the kids things, could have cut all of it by half!) and off we went.
We flew Kulula and they were running about an hour late so we arrived in CT just after 1pm.
Paul spent a few days working and meeting some of his CT contacts while I chilled at the house with the kids.
On Friday morning we met up with Tertia, Heather, Sally, Tanya, Candice, Amanda, Tania (did I leave anyone out??) and a few non tweeps and most of the spouses and kids at Nitida Wine Estate. I of course brought my camera and then totally forgot to take any pictures! It was so awesome meeting all these people in real life.
We then went through to Cavendish and met up with Max, Sue, Brendon, Scott and Karen.
Next time we will definitely spend more time with all you crazy and fabulous CT tweeps!
Saturday was spent in Franschhoek and Boschendal, just the four of us and ended up on Camps Bay beach with my mom, my uncle and his two kids, my moms boyfriend, his daughter and son in law and their three kids.
Aaron wasnt too sure about the beach or the sea but before we knew it he was nekkid, building sand castles, jumping in the ‘pool’ they had built and having a grand time.
So grand in fact that he did not want to leave, nor did he want to get under the shower to wash off all the sand. Needless to say an #AaronTantrum ensued and if you were in Camps Bay on Saturday afternoon and witnessed a small nekkid boy scream his little lungs out for his mommy and daddy to ‘Just leave me alonnnnnnnnnne!!!!’ I apologise, truly, I do, no one should have to witness an #AaronTantrum, ever!
Sunday was spent at the Two Oceans Aquarium with Ash and Meg then on to lunch and then to the airport.
Kulula was actually on time and we got home just after 7pm.
Both kids were amazing on the flights, sleeping for most of the way and generally behaving themselves and charming the air stewards. Aaron even got to see inside the cockpit as we were disembarking at OR Thambo.
Other notable occurrences would be the two falls I managed to take.
On Thursday I managed to slip on the last of three steps, I was carrying two cups of coffee, the step was dry, I was bare foot, I landed on my arse and spilt most of the coffee on the floor, none on me and I didnt break the coffee cups!
On Saturday I slipped off a teeny tiny ledge outside the Boschendal gift shop, landing on my left butt cheek and my right knee (have no idea how) and I seem to have pulled a hamstring. I also managed not to break my BB which landed face down on the ground, yay me!
All in all a good trip, wish it could have been longer though, but Im happy to be home.
14 Replies to “Cape Town 2011”
When I read things like this I wonder why I live in Jo’burg and not Cape Town. Glad you had such a good time…
The weather is what puts me off most… and the narrow streets… 😉
Oh Franschhoek … LOVE that place. Great pics 🙂
Sounds like you had a wonderful time. 😉
Oh what a glorious couple of Tweetups! SOme of my favourite people on those lists!
Sorry bout your falls- are you okay now?
Im ok, hamstring a little sore, going to go for some physio next week…
Gina I LOVE your pics. And it seems like you got the last of the good weather. We are freezing in CT today. Definitely want to hook up when you next come down. Boschendal and Ntida are both awesome spots to hang out. I also always travel with my camera and then forget to take pics!
It looks like a lovely trip!! Sorry about the fall though 🙁
Hello there! I just found your blog and find it to be very engaging. I love the tantrum pictures! It really was rainy this entire holiday weekend. in Cape Town. I’ve been here 2.5 months and am learning the lifestyle little by little.
Wow Gina those are goregous pics!!!!! I’ve never really *been* to CT. Only whistle stops. Definitely on my list of things to do!
Your holiday sounded like bliss (except for the slip, broken BB and #Aarontantrum, of course). I so love the Cape and also just got back after a week on the West Coast.
Sorry I missed the tweet up! Your starfish pic is incredible
Hope you are fine after those nasty little falls. Looks like you had a great time.