Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cape Town, South Africa - Jan. 13 - 23, 2013

The whole family brought Kyle down to Cape Town, South Africa, where he will be attending the University of Cape Town for the Spring Semester which is actually their fall semester. While there we each got to pic an activity or site to visit. I picked surfing, Judy picked visiting the wine country (Stellenbosch), Brenden wanted to go hunting, Kyle did not care and Parker wanted to go diving with the great white sharks. We were able to do all of that and more. Below are pics that Brenden, Kyle and I took.

We had a great time and highly recommend you visit Cape Town! Oh – and it was fun driving on the left side of the road and using a stick shift with your left hand.

Blencathra Guest House
Where we stayed the whole time!

Panorama view from the deck.  Great view any time of the day or night.

Our private deck off our rooms.

Gillian & Charles Wykeham - owners of the Guest House.
Great people and always helpful.

Ask Judy about recycling!

Aquila Private Game Reserve

All the women wanted this picture for their screen saver.

And in the afternoon - Pool Time!

Brenden wanted to go hunting while there and did so.
Can't wait to see the head above his bed!

Brenden with his hunting guides.

Camps Bay Beach - 5 minutes from where we were staying.

They had a great bar on the beach where you could get cheap beers!

While drinking the cheap beers you could watch a game of Cricket!

Hoyt's Bay

Slangkoppunt Lighthouse

Cape Point

We asked this woman to take our picture.  She thought we wanted to have our
picture taken with her.  So I took it!

Cape of Good Hope


We were guest of Pru and Ian Ferguson at the Chapman’s Peak
Beach Hotel.  Joining us were their son Andrew and his
girlfriend Camilla. Barbara and Dave Russel
and their son Rich also joined us.  Camilla and
Rich attend the University of Cape Town.

Clifton Beach - also 5 minutes from where we were staying!

You had to park at this level and walk down stairs to get to the beach.

The boys getting ready to climb Lion's Head Mountain.

View of Table Mountain and Cape Town.

Camps Bay Beach is the beach you see.

The boys and I took surfing lessons at Muizenberg beach.

With our instructor Eric.

The colorful beach houses at Muizenberg beach.

Judy thought that she missed out on all the fun and joined the boys while I shot
photos of them surfing!

What the flags mean at the beaches.  The only flag we did not see is a white one.

St. James Beach

A naked kid riding his bike!

Octopus Garden - a great place for beer and pizza after a day at the beach.

Shark Diving Unlimited - Barracuda - the boat we went on.

The shark cage we went in.

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They would throw fish heads and what looked like a seal out as bait to lure
the sharks in front of the tank so you could see them while you were in the cage.

Penguins at Simon's Town Beach.

A Farm Stall in Stellenbosch!

Kyle was the only one not to buy the hat.

Bergkelder Winery in Stellenbosch

Wine Tasting at Bergkelder

Bilton Winery

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Wine and Chocolate tasting at Bilton Winery.

Vredenheim Winery

Wine tasting at Vredenheim Winery

Xavier and Adam Strydom with our boys!

We were the guests of Marius and Lee Strydom. 
They had a great view of the entire city from their deck!

Going up to Table Mountain!

On top of table mountain - Cape Town Soccer Stadium in background.

University of Cape Town

UCT Rugby Field

View from Rhodes Memorial at UCT

Last pic with Kyle!

Victoria and Albert Waterfront

Large Lego Man with medals that South Africa won at the Olympics.

Large Ferris Wheel at Victoria and Albert Waterfront

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