Finally, the Cape Town post

Cape Town was lovely.  The weather was perfect and we got to spend a whole 8 days with the family.  Unfortunately we never got to do a proper tweet up but next time we will make it a priority!

So a few photos and a bit of text (I spent most of the time running around after the kids so not that many photos)…

We started at the SLOW lounge at the airport.  Highly recommended if you can get in.  I loved these clocks as you walk in 🙂

We stayed at the Southern Sun (Tsogo Sun) Newlands and the kids made themselves right at home.

We befriended some seagulls at the waterfront and unfortunately didn’t get to go on the Wheel of Excellence, I could just see the total meltdown from Aaron if we had tried.  Next time we will make a plan for the adults to have a go.

We spent a lovely day in Hout Bay, we took a walk in the harbour, had a fish and chip lunch and even saw some seals getting fed.  In fact Paul caught a seal and a seagull having a fight over a fish.  The seal got the fish and the gull got away so I reckon they were both happy…

Seal versus sea gulls from Paul Jacobson on Vimeo.

We ended that afternoon with a walk through Kirtenbosch Gardens.

Faith ended the day enjoying an ice cream 😉

We went to Butterfly World on our way to Franschhoek.  It was beautiful.  We saw butterflies, a bat, a monkey, iguanas and a whole lot more.  I definitely recommend going if you are in the area.

In Franschhoek we had lunch at our favourite pancake place.  This sign in their courtyard just says it all 🙂

On the way back from Franschhoek we stopped at Fairview for a bit of a cheese tasting, let me tell you, Aaron had the ladies in a flutter, tasting all the different cheeses and telling us which he liked and which he didn’t and which tasted like pizza ( I wish I could remember which one that was!)  We also got to have some fun with some very hungry fishes.

On the Friday night the entire family (and the retinue) from the brides side and the grooms side got together for dinner and Aaron was such a star, he even wore the ‘fancy’ shirt and his new black smart shoes.

On Sunday the family gathered together for the wedding of my brother in law, Asher and my new sister in law, Megan.  The day was absolutely beautiful.  The weather played along, the food was outstanding, the decor absolutely stunning.


The wedding was held at the Vineyard Hotel and Spa and the venue was so beautiful.  We all met there for breakfast the following day and afterwards took a stroll through their gardens.  So pretty and tranquil.

Even though we didn’t do a proper tweet up, I did get to meet Lovely Light on the morning that we left for Johannesburg.  I had won a competition on her blog for a pair of hand beaded earrings and instead of having them posted to me I collected them in person.  It was great meeting Lovely Light and I hope that the next time we are in Cape Town we can do a proper tweet up and spend more time chatting.

One last pic of the happy couple!

5 Replies to “Finally, the Cape Town post”

  1. It looks like your family had a great time! That video is pretty amazing, and I didn’t know the seals would come up to the edge like that. It was great meeting you and I hope the earrings work out!

  2. Oh my word you visited a whole lot of my favourite places! Butterfly World, Hout Bay! Awesome!
    Next time you must do a tweet-up at the Brass Bell in Kalk Bay and in Hout Bay you must go to the bird sanctuary!

  3. What I want to know is, how was your skin? Never the mind the pancakes and the koi pond, hunny, did you feel and look pretty? Xxx

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