Cape Town’s summer months are something special, especially when the thousands of local and foreign tourists start to dissipate when the festive season comes to an end.
“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James
Henry James describes summer perfectly! So last weekend, I made up for the lack of beach time during my summer holiday break and visited four gorgeous beach spots along the Cape Peninsula.
On Friday evening after work, I made my way to a sheltered Clifton 2nd beach where I joined my group of friends for some sundowners. It was the perfect start to the weekend and a great way to unwind after our first week of being back at work.
On Saturday, my friend Taryn and I drove out to Llundudno Beach which is a bit less popular and crowded than Cape Town’s other beaches. We baked in the sun while we read our books and chatted away until the wind and sand nudged us back to the car. That didn’t stop us though as we headed to Hout Bay beach for a refreshing Pimm’s cocktail.
On Sunday, I was a pretty sunburnt red lobster but made the most of an outdoor summer’s morning and joined my Mom and cousins at Dalebrook Pool in Kalk Bay. After a dip in the tidal pool, we enjoyed cups of coffee before browsing our favourite nursery, the Kalk Bay Garden Shop. We all left with more than one green friend in our arms and were very chuffed with our purchases. I love my framed air plant and am already adding fresh herbs to my home-cooked meals picked straight from my herb box.