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.