Friday, 9 September 2011

Itchy feet

I don't know if it's as a result of being stuck in my house while the renovations took place, or if it's just that time of year, but I am desperate (DESPERATE) for a break. Like everyone else I guess.

It does not help that we've been invited to a destination wedding in the very furthest part of the Kruger in December and I've been checking out pics of the camp on the web. It's going to be awesome. Hot, but awesome. It's right on the border near Mozambique and my travel-hungry heart jumps at the thought that maybe, just maybe we could pop over the border into our neighbouring country. I've never been to "Moz" before.


It's very unlikely, seeing we really don't have the money. But a girl can dream, right? And travel is all I'm dreaming about at the moment. A friend asked my advice on where to go for a December bush break near Cape Town and I spent an hour procrastinating on the interwebs, seduced by the pictures of luzury tents and the Big 5.

I have no advice for her though. When we lived in Cape Town we were far too broke to afford anything more than a day trip to one of the beaches (I still miss the Llandudnot boulders and Camps Bay sundowners). So if any of you know of somewhere, please let me know and I will pass along the info.

She's also looking for a nice weekend getaway spot that's not too expensive or too far from Cape Town. Any ideas?

As for me, I may resort to pitching a beach umbrella in my lawn this weekend, sprinkling some sand on the grass and pretending I'm on the coast.

Have a fab Friday. And enjoy the rugby if you're that way inclined.


po said...

I am in exactly the same state as you! I had my holiday in January and by this time each year I am basically dying. I need a break so bad, and our summer was terible. Just coming and sitting in your garden under your umbrella with some sunlight would be a good holiday for me!

Louisa said...

When I was in CT I really wanted to do a weekend away to Hexriver canyon. There are some really cute self catering places around there.

I never got round to it though - maybe I still will one day?

Anonymous said...

For some reason I've only been to CT once - I desperately want to go back but we just never seem to get around to it - a weekend just isn't enough and most years we always have some big to-do over the holidays.

Sorry, I can't help with rec's.

Also, I am desperate to go to the coast but as I started a new job I only get a proper holiday next year June. So depressing.

Damaria Senne said...

Oh, a week away to th beach would be lovely. But money is too tight. gah!

enjoy the rest of the week.

Anonymous said...

One place I reccomend without hesitation is the TweedeTol campsite (they have chalets too) between Paarl/Wellington and Ceres. Stunningly beautiful. Cheapish too. I'd recommend trying to get one of the private campsites as they have their own bathroom/braai facilities. Also take the time to walk/hike in the area and sit by the river. Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hmm...on closer inspection, no chalets. But still. So Gorgeous.

Slyde said...

new york isnt that far... cmon down!

Hardspear said...

Urgh. My current project (at a mining company) requires me to travel to the different mines. There is one close to where you're going in Dec. Very long drive... very hot.

Angel said...

I am also dying to get away... luckily we have a glorious all-expenses-paid weekend away in September for my Glugs' birthday (I won a prize) but other than that we'll be staying home.

And funny enough, my word verification for this comment is "trapt"!