Fun in the sun with the December Joburg visitors

We’ve been looking forward to December ALL year, mainly because we’d have friends and family visiting but also because we’d finally have the time to explore the beautiful city we’ve lived in for 12 months now.

One of the best ways to do so is by using the MyCiti bus, as I’ve explained before it’s relatively inexpensive and reliable if you plan your route in advance (click here for more).

And so, explore we did! Here are some of my favourite moments…

26 December – Boxing Day meal out at Eastern Fusion, Eden on the Bay

Spec waiting for his Boxing Day sushi
Spec waiting for his Boxing Day sushi
More excited sushi faces
More excited sushi faces
The excitement! Chocolate spring rolls with ice cream! Mmm
The excitement! Chocolate spring rolls with ice cream! Mmm
See how good they are? So good, in fact...
See how good they are? So good, in fact…
... That Spec also ordered them
… That Spec also ordered them

27 December – Bussing around Cape Town, Camps Bay

Spec and his brother on the MyCiti bus to Camps Bay
Spec and his brother on the MyCiti bus to Camps Bay
Someone was brave enough to get in the water
Someone was brave enough to get in the water
The rest of us were happy to sunbathe on the beach
The rest of us were happy to sunbathe on the beach
Gatsby time! Our favourite is the tikka chicken one from Durban Diner, this one was enough to feed the five of us for two days
Gatsby time! Our favourite is the tikka chicken one from Durban Diner, this one was enough to feed the five of us for two days

28 December – Breakfast at Driftwood Cafe, train to Kalk Bay and Simon’s Town, MyCiti Bus back home

Saturday dawned cold and drizzly, so we stopped at the Driftwood Cafe for hot drinks and breakfast
Saturday dawned cold and drizzly, so we stopped at the Driftwood Cafe for hot drinks and breakfast
Spec and I enjoying the train trip to Simon's Town
Spec and I enjoying the train trip to Simon’s Town
That was our first destination - the Brass Bell, a hop away from the Kalk Bay station
That was our first destination – the Brass Bell, a hop away from the Kalk Bay station
You can tell from this photo that it was still rather cold
You can tell from this photo that it was still rather cold
Group shot at the Simon's Town harbour after we ate at the Salty Sea Dog
Group shot at the Simon’s Town harbour after we ate at the Salty Sea Dog
Me and my two favourite Jozi lads
Me and my two favourite Jozi lads
Hugging the poser
Hugging the poser

29 December – Ratanga Junction and MyCiti bus (again)

They were tall enough to go on the Cobra, so of course they did - twice!
They were tall enough to go on the Cobra, so of course they did – twice!
Proof that the rest of us were also at Ratanga
Proof that the rest of us were also at Ratanga
Despite the long queue, we couldn't resist the canal boat cruise around the perimeter of Ratanga Junction
Despite the long queue, we couldn’t resist the canal boat cruise around the perimeter of Ratanga Junction

All of us in the bus back home

All the boys in the kitchen, cooking CBP (corned beef pie)
All the boys in the kitchen, cooking CBP (corned beef pie)

30 December – Hiking up Table Mountain for the second time this year, up Constantia Nek

The shoe shot. All wearing the same colour and brand of hiking shoe :)
The shoe shot. All wearing the exact same colour and brand of hiking shoe ๐Ÿ™‚
See how beautiful the scenery is? That's Constantia behind us and Muizenberg sea in the distance
See how beautiful the scenery is? That’s Constantia behind us and Muizenberg sea in the distance
Such tall trees that we felt tiny. Very peaceful out there
Such tall trees that we felt tiny. Very peaceful out there
Spec taking in the breathtaking view near the top
Spec taking in the breathtaking view near the top
We made it to De Villiers' Dam on top of Table Mountain - no entry though
We made it to De Villiers’ Dam on top of Table Mountain – no entry though
Two tired brothers outside the Overseer's Cottage on top
Two tired brothers outside the Overseer’s Cottage on top
So many options to get back down the mountain! We chose the shortest route of course
So many options to get back down the mountain! We chose the shortest route of course
Happy hikers on our way back down the mountain
Happy hikers on our way back down the mountain
Success! We conquered the Constantia Nek trail both ways
Success! We conquered the Constantia Nek trail both ways

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