When someone asks you to fly to Cape Town to photograph their wedding, you’d be an absolute fool to say no. I am not that fool. I leapt at the chance. You’ll see that glorious wedding on the blog soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to share some of the personal images I took while we were in South Africa.
We took the opportunity to have a brief beach holiday in Cape Town before the wedding, and then we travelled north to stay with two of my sisters. We started off in Gordon’s Bay, staying at my cousin’s lovely holiday flat. Gordon’s Bay is about 25 mins from the airport and about 45 mins to Cape Town itself. The picture below is the view from Will’s balcony. I loved those Australian gum trees on the right. They made an incredible noise when the wind was blowing (which was fairly often ). If you ever need a holiday apartment in Cape Town, get in touch with Will!
Naturally, we had to go up Table Mountain. Fortunately, we had the most spectacular day for it. Wall to wall sunshine.
If you’re ever in Cape Town, you must visit Camps Bay. It is so stylish and beautiful. Don’t attempt to swim in the water, however, it’s unbelievably cold.
My two boys, at dinner. Leon never stops working …
Then we travelled up to Middelburg to stay with my oldest sister. While we were there, she took us to a small park nearby where they keep some wild animals. It was a slightly odd set-up, as it isn’t a game reserve, exactly, more like a conference centre with cages. The animals were kept in small enclosures that I personally felt a little uncomfortable with.
My favourite animal of the whole trip – just look at that cuddly little face!
This strange little horse had bright blue eyes.
Just as we wandered over to the lion area, we noticed this wheelbarrow full of dead chickens. Clearly, we’d just hit feeding time.
This little guy was just hanging out near the car.
The next few images are from my sister’s house.
The toy of the trip was a free yo-yo given out at the local Wimpy.
On the left is my gorgeous niece Jemma.
Then we stayed with my youngest sister, Samantha, in Midrand, which is between Johannesburg and Pretoria. (Samantha left - Tanja right)
Another beautiful niece Katherine.
Oh look, it’s that yo-yo again …
My nephew Jack. LOVE those freckles.
It’s not like living in London, is it?
We had an amazing time in South Africa, filled with sunshine and storms, yo-yos and wind, laughter and hugs. I can’t wait to go back.
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