Sunday, May 31, 2015

Cape Town Getaway

After being in Swaziland for more than two years, we finally made it to one of our bucket-list destinations: Cape Town. Since our holidays typically revolve around picking up agricultural supplies in Johannesburg, we relished the opportunity to relax and explore such a beautiful region. We just wanted to share a few pictures to prove we made time to get away for a few days!

A view from the plane...

Visiting Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held for 18 years.

Boat ride back to Cape Town from Robben Island, with Table Mountain in the distance.

View from the top of Table Mountain, looking East.

Meeting some penguins along the Cape.

Cape Point

Hiking up to the top of Cape Point, with the Cape of Good Hope in the background.

Kirsetenbosch Gardens

Wine and cheese tasting in the Stellenbosch Winelands. 

Visiting American friends from Swaziland who recently relocated to Stellenbosch. We had a wonderful time visiting them and their sweet kiddos in their new home.

We feel so lucky to live within a short, 2-hour plane ride from Cape Town. There are few cities that stand out as being so culturally interesting (for better or worse), geographically diverse, and absolutely beautiful. The food was exceptional, and we even got to eat at a Mexican restaurant!

Tommy and I both agreed we felt more refreshed and relaxed than we have in a LONG time. 


  1. Love these pix and knowing you were there...but my favorite pix show off Mandi's beautiful belly! So fun. :)

  2. Glad you could get away for some R&R. What a blessing!

  3. WOW!! So proud of you two for all you do for others but than to find time for each other & to enjoy the richness of culture & surroundings! What an awesome life <3 God is Smiling <3 Safe Travels!!! All my love, Trudy Roberts

  4. I'm so glad you guys were able to take a few days away! You deserve it! :D

  5. Ditto on Nicks comment :). You both looked so relaxed. I am looking forward to hearing the stories when the team gets back. I am still bummed that I will not be going but I will be there in spirit.