Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas in Cape Town

Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year!

Frohe Weihnachten und
ein gutes neues Jahr!

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A gingerbread house at the Taj

I'm interrupting my latest series on the beautiful Tulbagh Wine Valley to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Last week, Robbie and I went to Cape Town for two days. We had a blast! We stayed in the five-star Taj Hotel complements of a fabulous friend's gift to us last Christmas.

Robbie took this photo at the Taj:
Me beside the Christmas tree

Outside the Taj Hotel

We went for a walk near the hotel. Here's a project to help feed the homeless. By planting a garden with vegetables and fruits, you can feed those less fortunate. These garden crates outside this community church are doing just that.
Garden crates with sign:
start a garden anywhere...
on your roof
in your community
in a milk crate

Robbie standing beside the garden crates
We decided to drive to Camps Bay for dinner. I was craving Indian cuisine, since we were staying at the Taj. Camps Bay was full of people and vehicles. It was a national holiday, The Day of Reconciliation.

We weren't sure where to find parking when we spotted an undercover parking lot. The spot we got was just a few steps away from an Indian restaurant called The Raj, with a view of the beach and ocean. Our waiter told us that cocktails are half price before 6 o'clock. We were fortunate that we headed out early for dinner. South Africa has Christmas in summer, so a cool cocktail was the perfect thing!

View of Camps Bay

One of the waitresses took this photo
of us with our refreshing cocktails.

Street vendor selling handmade wire Christmas trees
and a wire motorcycle

Camps Bay beach and ocean

Lion's Head at sunset
After a lovely stay at the Taj hotel, we drove to the Waterfront for breakfast. Quay Four was offering a breakfast special. We had a great view from there of the beautiful Waterfront.

The Waterfront with Table Mountain

Robbie took this photo of
me at Quay Four

View from Quay Four

View from Quay Four

The Hamley's Train
This cute train belongs to Hamley's, the famous British toy store. Kids and adults can ride the train as it winds through the Waterfront. We decided to pop in at the Hamley's Toy Store, an experience worth the visit. It felt like I was transported into a movie where the toy store comes to life!

The flying bear - The toy
shop has moving displays

Little teddy bears with
"I ♥ South Africa" T-shirts

After the Waterfront we went back to the Taj where we had a 2 o'clock booking at the Twankey Bar for beer tasting with charcuterie and cheese board for two. We used a voucher that was also complements of our friend. Everything was delicious and perfect for a hot day in Cape Town!

Our friend who gave us the Taj vouchers visited us at the Banana Jam Cafe earlier this year. At that time, I did a post about Craft Beer Tasting at the Banana Jam Cafe, where they have the best selection of craft beer in South Africa. On that post I also have a photo of our fabulous friend.

I also did a post on my 40th birthday at the Taj in March with photos of our room and the delicious food. We took advantage of some of the Taj vouchers on that occasion too.

I'm also on Instagram.
Ich bin auch auf Instagram.

Tina Morley
All original photographs by Tina Morley
unless stated otherwise. 1camera1mom is
mostly in English mit ein bisschen Deutsch.

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