[Things I’m thankful for.]
Of all the things I’m thankful for this week, I’d like to single out the short trip Hubby and I had to Cape Town this weekend. It was a much needed break, with hours of quality time with my special person.
The first two nights, we stayed at the Fire & Ice Protea Hotel in the city. The second two nights, at Primi Royal in Camps Bay – we preferred this hotel as it’s much quieter and has great views of the ocean.
On Friday we kicked off Husband’s birthday with a nice breakfast at the V &A Waterfront. Then, onto our favourite activity – shopping. Zara had just opened so we popped in there (and everywhere else). I really appreciate the chilled shopping experience the Waterfront offers (despite the not-so-chilled Zara stop – it was crazy!).
We managed to squeeze in a stop at Second Time Around on Long street (where I bagged some gorgeous Vintage pieces), before heading to supper at Mount Nelson’s Planet Restaurant on Orange Street. The restaurant offers great fine dining, and I think Husband was quite pleased with his official birthday celebration 🙂
|Above pictures were taken at the Waterfront.|
On Saturday morning we gobbled up a quick breakfast on Long Street (again). I HAD to visit Old Street (on 301 Long), and finally meet those fashion friends! Bagged some great pieces at their R99 or less sale. Come lunch time, we took a ferry to Robben Island and had a leisurely history lesson.
By night time, we found ourselves at Canal Walk to wind down. We even contemplated seeing a movie, but that didn’t happen.
|Above pictures taken from the ferry on board to Robben Island.|
|The cell Nelson Mandela occupied for 18 years.|
|Above pictures taken on Robben Island.|
|Coca-Cola man showing off our Olympic medal tally.|
|Above pictures taken upon our return from the Island, at the Waterfront.|
… And before we knew it, it was Sunday – our last day to enjoy this beautiful city. We enjoyed our drive to Simon’s Town (where we discovered Nostalgie, a gorgeous little Vintage store!) and explored the town before our next stop – Kalk Bay. We wrapped up the tour with traditional Fish & Chips at Kalky’s, right at the harbour. Then, back to Camps Bay to show the town some love.
|Above pictures taken on route to Simon’s Town.|
|Nostalgie, on the main street in Simon’s Town.|
|Pictured above, lunch at Kalky’s in Kalk Bay.|
Then came Monday; we had our things packed (two additional bags later!) – and were off to see my grandmother. She told us ghost stories and we laughed over her greying hair. We probably shouldn’t have saved the visit for last because I really didn’t want to leave Cape Town then. But leave, we had to – and farewells were said to Ouma, and to this amazing city. Until next time.