Monday, 30 January 2012

South Africa (again)

Yes I know I posted about our trip to South Africa last Chinese New Year, and that this is all terribly dull. However, we went to a new spot, so I thought I'd share.

We went to Paternoster, where I'd never been before. It's renowned for its crayfish and picturesque fishing village-feel, and had been highly recommended by my parents. But we hadn't quite expected the long, secluded beaches, the rugged coastline and the insanely delicious food.

Deserted beaches

Delicious mid-morning snack of crabs-in-sand await seagulls

Paternoster town. Very beautiful. And very quiet.

Noisy Oyster restaurant through wine goggles. Can't recommend it more highly. Book ahead!

Then we went on to Franscheok to recover from the salty air.

And then to Camps Bay to finish off the trip.


No trip would be a holiday if some of us couldn't attempt suicide in 25 knot winds

Other lip-smacking, scrumptious food was enjoyed at:
Bizerca - French business euro crowd. We wore flip flops. Will wear stilettos next time
Round House - Delicious picnics in garden overlooking the sea
La Petit Ferme - Vineyard fantastically froggy food. Wish I'd bought the cookbook
Noisy Oyster - Oysters, mussels alive alive oh. Wine glasses are the size of pint glasses, so sleep nearby

Where to sleep:
Abalone in Paternoster - lobby is strangely decorated by what seems to be an Italian zebra. Rooms are divine though. Home made rusks and muesli in the morning
La Petite Dauphine - Swanky cottages on a vineyard. Take a dip in the pool before sundowners

Where to kite surf (boredom alert for gfriends - buy magazines and get a coke float at nearest bar)
Langeban - Windchaser Greek guys rent the kites and tell you where to stay when you go to Greece
Blouberg: Not as windy but good ice-cream from the softy trucks

All pictures taken by t

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