Tuesday, 13 July 2010

A visit to Cape Town

With great excitement we left for Cape Town on Thursday night with a flight delayed a bit from Lanseria airport. Got in very late and went to sleep almost directly.

On Friday morning we woke up to a cloudy but not too cold day and set off for a walk to Houtbaai beach an harbor - just an easy walk from my BIL and SIL's home. The princess loved the hustle and bustle of the harbor. A lot of world cup tourists were milling around and some buildings were well decorated.



By midday it was icy cold and we headed home after picking up a few shells. The afternoon was spent by some of us napping, the rest having a visit from a friend of my SIL and the two cousins playing up a storm.

24 comments:

  1. Oh i love Hout Bay...we always pop into Mariners Wharf for fish and chips...one of my fav things to do!

    Great pics!

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  2. That looks like a wonderful day!

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  3. looks marvelous! Can't wait to hear/see more!

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  4. My sister lives in Hout Bay as well...no longer a very safe place but very beautiful...
    In November I'll be there again and thankfully during summer time as CT can get so cold.
    Lovely photo's once again...creative shots.

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  5. Beautiful photos! I love CT and we always stop in Houtbay for some fish and chips

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  6. I need to visit Cape Town again, your stunning shots have made me realise how much I miss my friends there.

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  7. What great pictures. I didn't know what some of the things were and would love to. Such as those rope like boxes? I have several friends from SA and some are from Cape Town. My high school boyfriend (a million years ago) and his family are from Johannesburg but holiday at Betty's Bay in Cape Town at Christmas. It looks like you are having a relaxing holiday. I'll just have to live vicariously through you!

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  8. I love Hout Bay. Was a regular haunt of mine before i became a plaas meisie.

    Stunning pics of the harbour.

    Love the princesses pants!

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  9. It's a beautiful place... :-) Looks like you had fun!

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  10. LOVE that first picture!

    Oh the grey skies....

    I'll be in CT tomorrow but am going straight to hotel and back to airport.

    Will have laptop and try to blog/ work inbetween :)

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  11. What a beautiful day, I just loved seeing the cape through your eyes.

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  12. I'm s jealous. Who knows when I'll be back to CT. :(

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  13. Beautiful snaps! I wonder how much the rent on that cabin runs. I might be interested...

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  14. That looks beautiful! On of my bucket list places :)

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  15. Wow! The Cape is always beautiful! Thanks for sharing :D

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  16. fab photos, feel like I was in Cape Town with you :0)

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  17. All in all, seems everyone had a stunning day ... and who can resist a good afternoon nap :-)

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  18. Lovely photos Cat! We never even made it to Houtbay this time round.

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  19. Lovely pictures to see of Hout Bay! My husband's family were from there. They were pioneers in the fishing industry back in good ole SA!

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  20. You take wow photo's, absolutely wow!

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  21. Lovely photos! I so badly want to go to Cape Town again. I haven't been in AGES

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  22. Cape Town is such a beautiful place, would love seeing it one day.

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  23. It's hard to be humble when you're from Hout Bay, and I love your photos. I run South Africa Travel Online and each week highlight a travel blog to our readers. This week I've chosen yours. We've linked to this post from the bottom of our BA newsletter.

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