Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cape Town, South Africa

Last Wednesday Will and I boarded a plane to Cape Town. We both were in need of a vacation. It was nice to get away and have some time together. We are aware that our time as just a couple is slowly coming to an end. We are both happy and sad about this.

We woke up Thursday morning and walked down to Lola's on Long Street and had a fabulous breakfast with brewed coffee. I ordered a flat white with confidence (Thanks Georgie for teaching me what a flat white is). I felt so European and hard core.

I got eggs Benedict.
Will got a veggie omelet.
We rented a car and drove to Cape of Good Hope which was
almost two hours from Cape Town.
Cape of Good Hope is the most
Southwestern point in Africa. 
This was at the top near the lighthouse.
I took this for my mom who is currently
in Tele Aviv.
We stopped on the way back and saw
the penguins who were up from
Isn't this guy the cutest?
We watched kite surfers in Muzienburg where I found these
lovely changing rooms that ran along the beach.

For dinner we headed to the waterfront where we enjoyed a tuna steak and a platter of sushi. I have been craving seafood and it was exactly what I wanted. I forgot my camera so I don't have any pictures to share but it is a great area and they had already decorated for Christmas.

On Friday morning we ventured over to Franschhoek and Stellenbosch to partake in a few wine tours. Don't worry I only took a few sips. The first winery we came to was run by the nicest couple Jocoline and Johan. She started making her own wine well because she loves wine.  She doesn't have a vineyard but buys her grapes local and does everything herself. Her husband wants her to expand, but she told us she is fine with size of her wine business. She does it because she loves it not because she wants to make money. We purchased two bottles of wine. One to celebrate when the bean is born and the second as a gift.

More on My Wyn

This is the view from their house as we sipped our wine.
We headed to La Motte to get some lunch. It is a much larger distributor of wine. We were going to do a tasting but were a little turned off by how big it was. We also got turned away from the restuarant because it was "booked". There was hardly anyone seated. This isn't the first time this has happened to us. They were gracious enough to let us sit outside under the trees in some nice cushy chairs. That was fine with me I preferred the big trees, comfy chairs, and summer breeze any day.

We ordered the open face salmon sandwich.
It was delicious.
The last winery was in Stellenbosch. It
was called Thelema.
On Friday evening we met a friend of mine from college and his wife. They are both from South Africa and simply lovely people. Strati and Michelle took us to Blowburg where we captured a great view of Table Mountain and a stunning sunset; from there we walked to dinner at Moyo.

Table Mountain  hugs the city of Cape Town.

We ate South African cuisine and got our faces painted.
The best of both worlds.
They then took us to Signal Hill which overlooks the city. It was stunning. I love a city. For dessert we went to Hudson's for milkshakes and then home to bed.

On Saturday morning we went to vida e caffe which is a local coffee shop; my favorite. I tried to see if I could buy a coffee mug for my brother, but to my disappointment they don't sell them. 

What a great place I would enjoy coffee
here everyday if I lived in Cape
We headed up Table Mountain to see
the city again and then we walked the trails
at the top.
There were so many captivating views.
We headed to Clifton Beach where it
was the first real day of summer for
all the locals. The water was freezing.


  1. How beautiful. I am so glad you got to take a little vacay just the two of you.

  2. WOW!!!! What a trip. I am so stinkin jealous of all the amazing places you are getting to go to. I am so happy for you too! I am glad you both were able to spend some needed time alone. I hope it was restful! I love you and can not wait to hold your baby!!! eeeekkkk im so excited!!!