06 December 2012

Cape Town... Here We Come!

Jurgen and I are jetting off to Cape Town this evening for a long weekend!  As many of you probably know, my life in South Africa started in Cape Town and each and every time we step off the plane and breath in the fresh ocean air it truly feels like home again.  Jurgen and I are both quite nostalgic about this picturesque, beautiful city and we have a whole list of favorite restaurants, cafes, and bars that we simply must check off our list each visit {the best of which is Buena Vista!}.


The real reason for our trip this time though, is the marriage of one of our best friends in the nearby town of Greyton.  Jurgen is a groomsman and the MC at the wedding, so we're in for a busy, exciting few days ahead.  We'll be joining in on the pre-wedding festivities in the coastal town of Hermanus {famous for whale watching} on Friday and then heading to Greyton on Saturday where the real party will begin!  

I'm glad we decided to add a couple of days onto the beginning and end of our trip so that we can also spend some quality time relaxing and enjoying Cape Town itself.  We'll be partnering with Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel during our time in the city and we absolutely can't wait!  We've stayed there before and loved it - the location is right next to the botanical gardens and the view is unbeatable {the photo above is the view from our hotel room during our last trip!}.  Stunning, right!?

I'll be back next week with lots of photos and re-caps!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend - less than three weeks till Christmas!

27 comments:

  1. Have a lovely weekend Jenna!

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  2. That sounds so fun!! Color me jealous. :) Have a wonderful time!

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  3. wow, groomsman and MC! what an honor :)

    have a great weekend!

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  4. ahh a weekend in cape town sounds so amazing! can't wait to see your photos; i am really hoping to visit south africa next year (or maybe the year after) but definitely as soon as possible!! have a really great weekend :) xx

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  5. Ahhhhh so jealous! Have a fabulous time and a cocktail (or two) for me!

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  6. Wonderful! Hope you have a lovely time

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  7. I dream of going to Cape Town! However, the hubby wants to go surfing in Jeffrey's Bay. Either way, I'd be happy to go to South Africa!

    Buena Vista's menu looked delicious. Enjoy! Can't wait to see the pictures.

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  8. Yay! Can't wait to hear all about it! Have a blast!

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  9. Have the best time ever! Cape Town is one of my most favorite places in the world!!!

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  10. I am so jealous right about now!
    Wish I can break away for a weekend to CT!
    http://johced-ourjourneytoeverywhere.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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  11. That hotel looks so yummy :)

    Are there any particular South African wedding traditions that are different from an American wedding?

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  12. I have always wanted to go to South africa! My husband lived there for two years and we know someday we will go back :) HAVE A BLAST GIRL!

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  13. It sounds like it's going to be a great time! Have fun :)

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  14. I hope you are having an amazing weekend!!!

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  15. It looks so beautiful! Enjoy. I look forward to hearing all about it and of course seeing your amazing photos!

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  16. That sounds amazing, have a great time! It's so fun to go to friend's weddings, and you can pick up some ideas for yours maybe!? :)

    xo Lisa

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  17. omg how exciting :) i cant wait to hear all about your cape town weekend once your back! hope you guys had the best time! x

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  18. Hope you are having an amazing trip Jen - we had an absolutely amazing weekend!!! x

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  19. very exciting =)
    your blog is very cute also ,I'll be happy if you have a look into my blog too=)

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  20. Gorgeous! I would LOVE to visit Cape Town someday! Can't wait to see your pictures :)

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  21. Looks absolutely stunning! How fun to be able to go to such interesting places for the weekend!! That's the one problem about seattle, we are really far from another big city!

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  22. i have always wanted to go to cape town! seriously so pretty!

    have fun at the wedding!!

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  23. The view from the hotel is amazing! Can't wait to see you share more of Cape Town!

    xx Melanie

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  24. whale watching is my cup of tea ;) too bad in norway they do whale eating (ok, so it is more just a thing for tourists anymore...).

    i want to go there. and i want to go bad!!!

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