Saturday, January 12, 2013

Cape Town - Day Six

We spent today at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. What a magnificent setting for a garden.  Lush green gardens surrounded by towering mountain peaks.  Just gorgeous.  I enjoyed the plants, Dave enjoyed the walk in clean air, the boys enjoyed the animals: birds, butterflies, frogs and a leopard tortoise completing our Little Five (Rhino  Beetle, Elephant Shrew, Ant lion, Buffalo Weaver, and Leopard Tortoise).  It was a good way to round out a wonderful week of vacation.

Today is our last day here in Cape Town.  If I have my way we will be back again someday.  It is currently my number one dream post, who wouldn't want to live here?!!?  Since it's our last day the kids are watching a movie while Dave and I try to stuff everything we brought,  plus all the stuff we bought in our suitcases, so I am not going to take the time to try uploading pictures tonight.  I will try to post some pictures tomorrow when we are back at home in Malawi, assuming the internet is actually working.

What a wonderful place for a vacation.  If you are FS who will have to transit Jo'burg on you way to post or back the the states you should really consider cost constructing a week in Cape Town as part of the deal.  It is SO completely worth it.  The cottage where we stayed (The Tarragon) is fantastic! I will have more up about it sometime next week, or you can contact us for more information.


5 comments:

Terio said...

I want to go with y'all when you go back...

Nomads By Nature said...

Cape Town has such a magical charm!. We would take a post in a heartbeat there too! I am thrilled you got to the Botanical Garden. It was one of our favorite places for the same reasons you listed - plus the kids were allowed to run on the grassy slopes and be silly -- it was so safe, lush, and free -- something the kids had been without during our Mozambican tour. I think that perk came because we were one of the first in the park and it was virtually empty for that first hour we were there. Wishing you safe travels back to Malawi and functioning internet!

Monica said...

clicked on the link - sooooo gorgeous!!! i want to go!!!!!

Shannon said...

Monica - Anytime you want to go let me know I'm there!!!! Seriously, I'll dump the boys and meet you at Jo'burg and we'll fly in together. Girls vacation!

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