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Saturday Spot: Se7en Join An Amazing Race in the Cape Peninsula National Park…

September 10th, 2013 · 21 Comments

So after weeks of rain we woke on Friday to glorious sunshine… and we set out to make the most of it!!!


It was a bit of an early start for my gang, who had had a sleepless night in excited anticipation…

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I had a sleepless night because I suddenly remembered at the last minute they were meant to be a team and needed some sort of identification…


Whipped up some badges and race numbers and “the purple pengiuns” were good to go…


Meet our fabulous Ranger, we love her… one of the most friendly, helpful people on earth!!!


Armed with our envelope filled with tokens… and we were off…


Did I mention it has been raining…


Clue #1…


And a race around Silvermine Dam…


Identifying medicinal plants…

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Getting our answers checked… very seriously…


And stopping to notice the daisies…


On our way to Slangkop lighthouse and whale identification…


The next challenge took us to the ostrich farm…


And the measuring of gigantic eggs…


The clues just kept on coming…


And into Cape Point…


And a wild weather challenge…


New clues…


And challenges…


And these beautiful creatures all over the park…


Endless green headed lizards…


Followed by a photo challenge…


Don’t you love our ghostly shadow…


And that’s Cape Point…


And we didn’t take the funicular…


We walked…


And we rested…


And we pointed…


And watched…


Love that beach…



And we made it…


Looking back up the Cape Peninsula, there is the open ocean on the left and False Bay on the right…


It wasn’t over until we had identified the ho-hum… not everyone was taken with this challenge!!!


Just one more challenge…


The North cross… Da Gama’s Cross…


And the last stop… Bordjiesdrif


We survived a challenging Amazing Race…


And a chilling in the sunshine – that isn’t that warm I might add!!!


But who can resist such an awesome pool…


And watching the surfers…


And an afternoon where we could pretend that Spring had arrived… before more rain settled in for the weekend!!!








And yes it is cold!!!




And water play…


Pure happiness…


I dare say we are all totally ready for summer…

And just this week there is Free entry into SANParks for South African National Parks Week… for South African citizens with valid I.D. books.

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21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tammy // Sep 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    So cool to see the pictures!!!

  • 2 jacqui // Sep 10, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    How fun! And that pool with that view…. wow!!

  • 3 aunty muffin // Sep 10, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Looks like great fun! And educational!

  • 4 se7en // Sep 10, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Great Tammy, your guys were fab!!! Hope you are warm and cosy on this very very cold day!!!

  • 5 se7en // Sep 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Hi Jacqui, Isn’t it amazing!!! That we should get to play and relax in such an incredibly beautiful spot!!! Hope you have a great week!!

  • 6 se7en // Sep 10, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Awesome fun, Aunty Muffin… I was actually astonished at how much my kids knew!!! You live and learn!!! Hope you have a great day!!!

  • 7 Kelly Pardee // Sep 11, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Beautiful Pictures!!!

  • 8 se7en // Sep 12, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Thank you Kelly, it was a very special outing on a very special day!!! It has really been weeks of rain and the day we were meant to do our amazing race it was torrenting with rain and freezing cold… but it was postponed and then a glorious day erupted – perfect!!! Hope you have a great week!!!

  • 9 Cheryl // Sep 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Now I see why you needed the purple penguins! What a great adventure and way to discover. It looks like a fabulous setting too. Those views are amazing. Your ghostly shadow reminds me of the swamp monster in Room on the Broom.
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  • 10 Christa Stringer // Sep 13, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Wow! you captured everything perfectly! Thank you for your kind words. It made my day! Lots of love to the family. xxx

  • 11 se7en // Sep 13, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Hi Cheryl… You are so right about the ghost!!! I knew I had seen it before!!! I hope you all have a fun weekend!!! We are hoping for sunshine – but it is getting colder and colder and colder!!! Lots of love from Cape Town!!!

  • 12 se7en // Sep 13, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Oh wonderful Christa, so thrilled that you came past our site!!! Glad you liked the post, we absolutely loved our day out!!! Hope you have a really wonderful weekend!!! Lots of love right back!!!

  • 13 Shells // Sep 17, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Ah missed this challenge…but knew I could rely on you for the details and awesome pics :-)
    Looks like great fun was had, thanks for sharing xx

  • 14 se7en // Sep 17, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Aaah Shells, you so missed a fabulous adventure!!! It was brilliant from start to finish!!! And then beyond!!! You all take care!!!

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