Category Archives: Cape Town

Flying into Cape Town

I seldom sit at a window but on this flight to Cape Town a week ago, I did.  Often flying from Johannesburg to Cape Town the plane comes down straight onto the runway.  No messing about.  Descends and lands screeching to a halt!  … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : memories and highlights – 1997

Time for a TBT me thinks !!    If I recall, I was in 1997 with memorable moments, and luck would have it I was about to reach October of that year.    Soooo .. exactly 18 years ago hubby and I, … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursdays: 1990 part 2

1990 continued  : May : Elaine and Suzie in autumn leaves August :   Elaine and playgroup friends celebrating her 4th birthday Blowing out candles with cousins, Daniella and Kevin September :   Spring flowers October :   Elaine and I flew down to … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursdays : 1990 part 1- snippets of Cape Town 25 years ago

I’ve split the year 1990 in two parts mainly because I went down to the Cape Town twice during that year.  As I mentioned in my previous 1989 ‘throwback’ my Mum and Dad make the big move to Cape Town … Continue reading

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Breathtaking and scenic Clarence Drive (R44) from Gordon’s Bay to Kleinmond

On our recent trip to the Cape … … and leaving Cape Town behind, hubby and I popped in to see my very frail Mum in Somerset West for the last time during this trip.  Saying my goodbyes is always … Continue reading

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A short’esh’ drive up the West Coast of South Africa

In the limited time between power cuts, putting together a blog post is challenging!!! On our recent trip to the Cape …. Driving up the West Coast from Cape Town is something hubby and I have never done and something … Continue reading

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Table Mountain at sunset

On our recent trip to the Cape … and after a fantastic day in Franschhoek, Ray, Carol hubby and I went to one of the local pubs in Bloubergstrand for a few drinks before taking a walk to the beach to … Continue reading

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Fun, family, friends .. and wine (naturally!) .. in Franschhoek

Time is passing so I think I’m going to have to start our Cape visit blog posts with … “On our recent trip down to the Cape”  … …. …… hubby and I spent a really lovely day with Ian and Kathy, … Continue reading

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It wasn’t Kalky’s but wine and lunch at Steenberg was superb!

Our two night stay at The Vineyard came to an end with a leisurely scrumptious breakfast.  The plan was to make our way to the elusive Kalky’s in Kalk Bay.   I say elusive because we’ve tried to find it on a … Continue reading

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Lush gardens at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town

I love wandering around the beautiful gardens of the hotel on the banks of the Liesbeek River.  I have written a post about the gardens in April 2010 .. a different time … a different season.  This time it was misty and drizzly … Continue reading

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