As one of the most beautiful cities in the world, known for being the home of Table Mountain, Robben Island and Boulder Beach (with the cute little penguins.) It is easy for me to say that I loved visiting for a couple of days!
I have done a lot of traveling this year and I have come to the conclusion that I don’t like airports or flying. Not out of fear but out of pure boredom and the stress of getting through security and actually making it there on time. But, saying that, the destination is always worth it. The song “Good & Loved” by Travis Greene and Steffany Gretzinger was how I survived my two hour flight. If you haven’t heard it yet, listen to it and thank me later.
I can’t believe that it has been six years since I was last in Cape Town. The only times I’ve ever gone down there, was to visit my family and now that my Dad has recently moved to Durbanville, I can visit more regularly. So I hopped on a plane and spent the weekend with my Dad and family. The city is so beautiful and full of life. Coming from a small suburb in Kwa-Zulu Natal, I don’t get to experience the city-life. It was quite a change being around tourists. It has such a creative atmosphere and I loved getting out of my comfort zone.
I am a procrastinator when it comes to packing. I tend to pack my bags the night before. Can anyone relate? I always seem to pack unnecessary amounts of clothing, in hope to wear them ALL. I put in a few hours at work then left for the aiport. After meeting my Dad at the airport we went back to his new home in Durbanville. Debated what we could do in the evening but ultimately, we ended up seeing the movie AD ASTRA. We ate dinner at Punjabi’s and let me tell you, their butter chicken naan wrap was so good I almost cried. AD ASTRA on the other hand, was not as good.
My cousin Sinead joined my Dad and I and we made our way up to Signal Hill to watch the sunset, except we arrived 4 hours too early. In that time, we spent it enjoying the view and our snacks. Then we took a short walk to a different view point further along the hill and watched as the paragliders took off in flight from the hillside.
Around six o’clock, after wondering around the hill for hours, we sat beside the paragliding club and watched as people joined us. We watched as the sun set over the beautiful Atlantic ocean. While it felt like forever before the sun actually set, it was so good just to be offline and soak up some warm early Spring sun. The people that gathered created a fun atmosphere, with picnic baskets and wine (we didn’t think that far), but one of my favourite pastimes is people watching and this filled that tank. Also, there was a tiny Jack Russell dog and a raspy bark that captured our hearts.
While it was quite something watching the sunset with my family, it wasn’t fun waiting an hour and a half in traffic down the hill. Two tourist buses and at least a thousand cars later, we made it down and went straight for dinner at RocoMamas. Double American cheese burger with small fries. *From The Lord* and an espresso milkshake. YUM. We called it a night after my Dad lost in sticky jenga.
My Gran turned 88, so our family got together and celebrated her birthday at Mont Marie for breakfast. It was such a peaceful and scenic place. Surrounded by mountains, vineyards and nosy, but cute, little ducks. Mont Marie was a great place to go to. For the rest of the day, my gran and I went shopping, tried on dresses at H&M, ate cake and then went back to her home. She then made me try out all the equipment (from the 90’s) in her gym at her old age home. Strange.
We have reached the fourth day! It started out with my Dad and I going to Oakhill Church in Durbanville. The message was about God’s Love. The contrast and comparison between conditional and unconditional love, selfish and selfless love, temporary and eternal love.
- Romans 8:38-39 (TPT) “So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God’s love. I’m convinced that his love will triumph over death, life’s troubles, fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love. There is no power above us or beneath us—no power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from God’s passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One!”
- Romans 5:6-8 (TPT) “For when the time was right, the Anointed One came and died to demonstrate his love for sinners who were entirely helpless, weak, and powerless to save themselves. Now, who of us would dare to die for the sake of a wicked person? We can all understand if someone was willing to die for a truly noble person. But Christ proved God’s passionate love for us by dying in our place while we were still lost and ungodly!”
- Psalm 136:1 (TPT) “Let everyone thank God, for he is good, and he is easy to please! His tender love for us continues on forever!”
Cold Brew and Mexican lunch at Mugg & Bean. So. Good. Perfect end to a perfect weekend. My Dad then drove me to the airport and we said goodbye. It’s always hard to say goodbye.
Until Next Time..