Following on from last week’s blog post of our short, family holiday in the Cape, South Africa, this is the next stage of our trip.
After a little bit of city-life catch up, we headed out to the countryside. I find our tropical girls love to see the lights and action of a happening city but it doesn’t take long before they seem to get overloaded and grumpy. Nothing like the big outdoors to cheer them up again and especially, the chance to swim in icy mountain waters.
On our way out of Cape Town we stopped at the Tobogganing track in Durbanville. A morning of pure downhill adrenalin!
But real happiness and relaxation was found glamping at Old Mac Daddy in the Elgin valley. We swam…..although that might be a rather exaggerated description of what we did. I definitely did not swim and the others sort of hovered their bodies over the water. The Indian ocean surrounding Mauritius has definitely spoilt us with warmer waters. I know, it does seem a bit like a “giving ice to an eskimo” type of thing for us, from an island, to be sitting on a tiny ‘beach’ surrounded by Cape mountains. But, the setting was so incredibly beautiful and as I have said before there is nothing the girls like more than to swim.
Old Mac Daddy’s is surrounded by apple orchards and wine farms, the lanes are lined with beautiful, large trees in full autumn colours. After a little cycle we stopped at a wine farm for a glass of award winning Sauvignon Blanc before heading on our way again. Not a bad way to spend a morning.
Tired but happy little bodies took some time out before their next adventure.
Next week I’ll post more gorgeous photos from Hermanus, the last stop of our Cape holiday.