Let’s be Little Explorers

This festive break, I spent most of my time lounging around on the beach, enjoying the sun baking on my back and basically eating sand seeing that Cape Town is a full blown sand machine.

With only a two week vacation and Courtney not having any vacation leave, we really had to make the most of it. All I wanted was to relax, sleep in, read and, eat till our stomachs hurt. In all honesty, this was the best December holidays we had in years;  just unwinding and, not having to think about work.


Here are some of the things Courtney and I got up to during our break:

Kleinmond Beach


At least once a year, we visit our favourite beach, Kleinmond. Situated between Betty’s Bay and Hermanus, we choose to travel through Sir Lowry’s pass for mountain scenery and drive back through Clarence Drive.

Why I love this beach? It’s peaceful and, the long drive is breathtaking. The water is cold yet bearable. The best is to be under the umbrella, sit firmly on our camping chairs and, watch the day go by.

Putt putt, Sea Point


My parents love playing putt-putt during the holidays. It’s a hard-core tradition.

You choose between playing two different courses with each course consists of 18 holes. It’s a game that gets competitive really quickly but what makes playing putt-putt in Sea Point so great is the seaside view and, the fresh air.

Chart Farm, Wynberg


In true farmer style, visiting Charm Farm is highly recommended. In the blisstering sun, grab a bucket and pick yourself some roses. You deserve it!

Strand Beach


I really love the beach. Courtney and I had an English breakfast looking over this beachfront. Funny enough, we did the exact same thing the year before seeing that it’s about a 20-minute drive from my home; it’s the ideal spot to just stroll on the promenade or, grab some ice cream.

Onrus Beach, Hermanus


I wanted to go visit the beach one more time before I headed back to the grindstone so I thought why not go to Hermanus.

With an hour and a half drive, we left home early to at least catch some breakfast before we hit the long road. We had no idea what beaches there were so I researched a few and stumbled upon Onrus; a tiny beach situated at the edge of Onrus River.

The Onrus River Lagoon mouth makes it the perfect location for a safer swimming experience. I’m definitely going here again because there were hardly any people.

Clarence Drive


Courtney and I find any excuse just to take this 21km coastal drive because of its sheer beauty of both sea and mountain scenery.

I love being in the passenger seat simply because it allows me to take in this magnificent view on all angles. The route to Betty’s Bay and the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden follows the coastal route between Gordon’s Bay and Kleinmond all around False Bay.

Big Bay, Table View


I spent my last day again, lounging on the beach but we decided to watch the sunset overlooking Table Mountain.

This area is famous for its awesome surfing, kite-surfing, and wind-surfing which you can see from this image above. Besides being wrapped in the sand, we bought us two sugar cones and sat in the car; admiring the sheer beauty of Cape Town.

Until the next adventure!

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