03 February 2012

An Afternoon at the Waterfront

While in Yzerfontein over Christmas, Jurg and I needed to run some errands around Cape Town, so we decided to make a trip of it, and spent a few hours walking around the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.  It ended up being a bit too crowded for us {there were literally people everywhere}, but we still enjoyed taking in the views and spectacular weather.  It was actually quite the experience, since we got to play tourist in a place we used to call home and had fun getting to re-visit some of our favorite places. 

After having fish and chips at Quay Four {which was extremely overcrowded and under-staffed}, we headed across the bridge to the quieter side of the waterfront and immediately felt as though we could breath again without bumping into someone.  We decided to have apple strudel for dessert at Paulaner Bräuhaus {which was incredible!}, shopped around a bit, and then headed back for dinner with Jurgen's parents.

Although the trip served as a reminder to steer clear of the center of Cape Town during December, all in all it was an enjoyable afternoon spent together in one of our most favorite cities :)

{See what I mean - crowded!}
The most wonderfully traditional German Beer Hall, you could ever imagine outside of Germany!
The most delicious Apple Strudel!

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Dear Cape Town,

We will be back again soon - during your off-peak season.

Love,
Jenna and Jurgen

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{Happy Friday Everyone!}

16 comments:

  1. Hehe, I was one of those tourists visiting Cape Town in December. ;) Tried to go to the V&A waterfront for New Years Eve and it was pure madness.

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  2. Wow, your photos are gorgeous! Looks like you had amazing weather! Xoxo

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  3. Such a beautiful afternoon....Happy Friday!

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  4. Cape Town looks lovely! Wow. I think South Africa would be an awesome place to go for a month or two and just rattle around. :) Of course that would mean I had money and time to spare, and I don't.

    I'm a new follower! I came from Across the Pond. :)

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  5. Looks amazing! I still kick myself for going to SA twice and never making it to Cape Town - I guess that means I'll just have to go back again!

    Have a great weekend and enjoy your summer weather!

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  6. Oh how I miss the waterfront! What gorgeous looking strudel.

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  7. If I ever had any doubts about having Cape Town in my list for Must-See places they are all gone now... these picture are absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. It looks beautiful! I'm a bit jealous...it's 9:41 am and we currently have -17 degrees Celsius! It's crazy...I don't think we ever had this cold in the day!! It's not that unusual in north of Sweden but here on the South West Coast it's something special...ha ha brrr!

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  9. I can tell you had fun just by these impressive pics.

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  10. wow Jenna, i read the words "crowded" but had no idea it was such a total cram jam of people. love your pictures, they are so true to color and clear as a bell!! even if it was peak season and you two may have been feeling slightly sardined in, it still looks like you had some peaceful moments and what amazing food and drink too. ♥

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  11. Your pictures are always totally gorgeous!! It's amazing.

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  12. Wow that looks amazing!! Your photos are great! Here in London there's lots of snow and freezing cold, I wish I was where you are right now! :)

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  13. You weren't kidding about the crowds! I've never had the opportunity to visit Cape Town. I would love to someday! Great pictures & thanks for sharing :)

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  14. this looks like such a fun afternoon trip! and now i am totally craving some fish and chips! mmm!

    hope your week is starting off great chica!

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  15. What a lovely way to spend a weekend! Looks perfect! =)

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  16. you should be a spokesperson for south african travel! i want to visit cape town someday...but like you said, in the offseason!

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