From the blog:
Harry Harrison wrote a book for fathers on raising daughters. It is an amazing sentimental read and I think most of us will at least learn a little something from it. Here are my favourites.
I have to start this post with a confession. The kids did not actually join us on the sunset special Cable car expedition. It was in fact date night. My husband and I planned this all week long and the weather prediction was perfect. With the late summer sunset we could finish work, freshen up and still have plenty of time to drive to Cape Town Table Mountain after peak traffic has settled down.
As we were looking for things to do with the kids this weekend we came across Giraffe House. Did you know that giraffes can reach almost 6 m and therefore the tallest land mammals on earth? Well we met one and standing next to it was a totally different experience from seeing it from your car in a game park. Living in the city has its benefits, but one thing I miss about the farmer’s community is that we used to grow up with animals. Being amongst animals, watching their behavior, living symbiotically does something for ones soul and appreciation of life.
SO... for this you may need a little more planning. If you are really in a hurry and don’t worry too much about all the yummy flavours , you can also buy a readymade cookie dough roll from your local grocer- in the fridge/freezer section. Its easy enough to be made a family activity-as always, be careful with kids in the kitchen so they don’t get injured.
Activities to do with kids in the Garden Route. A long walk to freedom…or at least peace and freedom is what you will experience in the Garden Route. Saasveld offers hikers free or low-cost permits to various hiking routes in the Saasveld forests. Pepsi pools is a must do and fit for the intermediate hiker. The walk ends at the mysterious cola colored mountain pools with a lovely waterfall. You can chill out and enjoy a swim in the in freezing water. Perfect for summer time. If your kids are under eight years of age, consider a back carrier, off-road prams will go far but not all the way, mountain bikes yes.