christmas in cape town

Holidays in South Africa

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from South Africa!

Despite being away from family, we had a great holiday season in South Africa. It was still strange, though, being in the Southern Hemisphere. We’re used to cold weather this time of year, so it was a little hard to put on Christmas music and feel festive. In the same week, we went surfing and got sunburnt, enjoyed a carol’s concert, swam in the pool and opened Christmas presents. It was confusing. Continue reading


(Unsuccessfully) Hiking Cape Town: Oude Skip

We park beside a giant sand dune at Sandy Bay and climb over it to the reach the trail. We don’t know much about this hike, other than the city of Cape Town pronounced it a “no go” spot due to thefts and muggings. But that was at least 2 years ago. Continue reading