Cape Town: December 2017 Part 2

Sarah turned 17 while we were in Cape Town last year and to celebrate her birthday we planned a busy and fun-packed day...

...starting off at Clifton beach where some of us swam...

... where all of us ate granadilla lollies...

...and where these two played beach bats...

...before we headed off for a seafood lunch at The Bungalow in Camps Bay...

(such a beautiful day)

...and then celebrated with family and friends at a BBQ at our Airbnb that night.

You can see more of Sarah's birthday evening on my Instagram Story Highlights of Cape Town because I didn't get too many photos from that night.

(Did manage to get a photo of my bestie, Kath - I miss that girl so much!)

And then we left Cape Town for a few days and head off to Witsand to visit my Dad and Anne.

And what a special and enjoyable few days we had out there - relaxing, catching up, enjoying each other's company, boating, fishing and eating so well. I miss not seeing my family more regularly and wish we didn't live so far apart.

Look at these two cuties down at the harbour:

And then before we knew it, it was time to head back to the city, but not before stopping to see these gorgeous creatures who live in fields along the road on the way to where my Dad lives. Fascinating birds, these ostriches. We hopped out of the car to take a closer look and they're so inquisitive that they wandered across from far across the field to come and see us at the fence.

Back in the city, Jess and I headed to a Micklefield reunion with a few of the moms and girls from Jessica's year group - and I can't believe that I didn't get any photos from that night! But it was such fun to see everyone again and have a little catch-up with them. 

The next night we joined some good friends for dinner at The Chef's Warehouse in Constantia. And what a great night that was - enjoying some more good food. (Thanks for the first photo and for organising that evening, Lyn.)

I love this concept - an evening of multiple courses of food in your own private room, housed in a fancy container, and accompanying bathrooms with views to die for.

The views of the surrounding area and the valley were so beautiful:

And a couple of nights later, I met a few of my old school friends for an informal reunion at a hotel close to where we were staying for the last week of our holiday. And it was so lovely to see these girls again and hear all about what they'd been doing for the last few years. We had a good few laughs that evening.

As luck would have it, my friend, Silvia who lives in Sydney, was also in Cape Town with her family (visiting her CT family) so we got together at Grand Africa Cafe and Beach for a fun lunch. And here's another great concept venue: a bar, cafe and restaurant in a historic waterfront warehouse with a wooden deck and a private beach. More good food! And always good to see my bestie.

And one of the many items on my 'things to do' list was to visit the newly opened Zeitz MOCAA in the Waterfront. And wow, were we blown away! That place is amazing. What a clever idea to use the old silos to house a contemporary art museum showcasing African art and to have a hotel and rooftop pool above that. Awesome. 

Sadly, we didn't get up to the rooftop pool this time as we ran out of time that day, so I guess we're going to have to leave that for another trip.

Part 3 of our Cape Town trip coming up next.

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