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Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town » Camps Bay November 25th 2016

Well we all had a goods night sleep 3 of us didn't get up till 9 and Chockey nearer 10 so all is well with the world. However Veronica concerned about Chockey and so Fred took him to docs and he was prescribed antibiotics and an inhaler - Fred welcomed him to the gun club. Hopefully he will start to feel better, in all the years we've been going on holiday this is first time he's had to visit doc. When we got up the mist was so thick we could hardly see anything and we were hoping to spend some time on beach as it's our last day here. Sun eventually broke through so we made our way down to beach at about 2pm. Chockey haggled with sun bed man as wasn't prepared to pay ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town » Camps Bay November 23rd 2016

Yesterday Chockey's friend David Bruni flew in from Namibia to see him - they haven't seen each other since 1973 and recently connected via Facebook. He came to villa and we went out for lunch then in the evening went out for a meal with his son and daughter-in-law. We left David and his family at back of ten and in bed by 11.30 - so sensible! Funny to meet this 68 year old and imagine him being a drinking buddy of Chockey's in the 70's None of us slept well last night - Chockey still coughing and Fred still has head cold so will probably be early night tonight! Supposed to rain today but when we left at 10.30 it was dry but overcast but still warm. We did the Red Tour Bus and as ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town » Camps Bay November 21st 2016

As previously alluded to in previous blog sleep is important at our age and I didn't sleep well last night but we were all up early and ready to leave at 10am but then Chockey decided he needed to use downstairs loo. We have had a wee problem with lock on door and we agreed wouldn't lock door but Chockey thought our maid was coming in so he locked the door. So guess what - the old codger locked himself in!! So we had to phone emergency "cooncil joiner". Teddy and his 3 pals duly arrived and set him free - not before he tried to get out bathroom window but skinny as he is this was nigh on impossible. We then set out for Table Mountain which is only five minutes from us but old ... read more
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Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town » Camps Bay November 19th 2016

After a good nights sleep out by 10.30. Fred driving so started out with short trip to Hout Bay - very windy. Only there for short time,took photo, wondered around a market then back to Camps Bay for lunch and some food shopping at a very nice Spar shop. Back to villa and did some sunbathing on roof terrace - very blustery. We're still recovering from journey so eating in then early night as going to meet Vivienne at waterfront tomorrow - we are so sensible in our old age(lol)... read more
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Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town » Camps Bay November 18th 2016

Flight delayed by one hour and despite our best attempts no upgrade to business class so had to make do with cattle class. Flight very busy and have to say felt a bit cramped.. We all managed to snooze at some point. Got to car rental place and after a long wait we got underway. We all said we would get lost despite having detailed directions and after stopping and asking at least six different people a road worker called Mario asked someone if we could follow him. He was an ADT security guard and was armed, Chockey gave him a 50 rand tip(£3) you should have seen him dancing back to his van!! Eventually arrived at La Plantacion but nobody there to meet as and we couldn't get past security gates. After Chockey getting in ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town » Camps Bay May 3rd 2015

Today we had no real plans to do anything in particular. At breakfast we discussed taking the hop on and hop off bus tour as it headed around the entire city. You know, the big large red double decker ones, where you can't help but look touristy. I had never been on one before and Jared mentioned only experiencing it once in London. As always the price was reasonable and it stopped at some of the stops we were interested in seeing. One in particular was Table Mountain. Lucky for us the bus stopped right by where we were staying so it was extremely convenient. Once on the bus we thought instead of Table Mountain we should go to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens to see the new Canopy Tree Walk that was just built and completed ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town » Camps Bay May 1st 2014

Well it's been a week. A week of adapting, grounding, and acquainting ourselves with this stunning part of the world. I have to say that out of all the places I've ever been on this planet (so far) this is the first time I've said "I could live here". That being said, I've been in a bit of a bubble here in Camps Bay. Located in the Western Cape, Camps Bay is the Kitsilano of Vancouver, the Rancho Sante Fe of San Diego (adding in of course the beauty of the 12 Apostles and the African flare). It has tourisms and international business person from around the world and it's probably one of the most safest areas for us all to be. Robyn, of Girls4Girls, a naive of South Africa, wanted to ensure everyone had a ... read more
View from our balcony
12 Apostles
Tia Shooting beach side

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town » Camps Bay February 3rd 2014

Wow what a way to start our adventure! We left London on December 23rd with a storm forecast to hit about 4pm - our flight was due to take off at 3, so we headed to the airport with our fingers crossed. The pilot came on the speaker to say the flight may be a little bumpy until we get to cruising altitude & boy he wasn't wrong. lt was the bumpiest take off we have ever had! The remainder of the flight was pretty uneventful until we arrived in Jo'Burg to a message from Mark & Kelly to say they were delayed leaving London & had missed their connection. We replied to the message & confirmed we would still be arriving in Durban as planned. It was a good thing we did as everyone thought ... read more
The Orange River
Sheep's head anyone?
Romy & Brendan

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town » Camps Bay October 15th 2012

Visiting Cape Town wouldn't be complete without visiting its beautiful beaches, and I wanted to soak up the sun, and drink my cocktail on no other beach then the most talked about Camps Bay. With its spectacular views of Lion's Head and the Twelve Apostles and its fine white sand its no suprise that its packed with beautiful people, especially over weekends and during holidays. Camps Bay’s long stretch of beach is perfect for sunbathing and its open flatness means that team activities like Frisbee and social beach volleyball can also be enjoyed by the more active visitors. Students such as myself love the Camps Bay vibe, with its bars and restuarants and even night clubs such as the popular renewed St. Yves along the beach, if we find something to occupy our time with or ... read more




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