We’re parents to two young Zulu boys which means that we’ve done the flight from Cape Town International Airport to King Shaka International Airport twice as a family because our adoption journey meant flying across the country to meet our boys and bring them home. So when Travelstart asked me to share my experience of flying with kids, I could confidently say ‘been there, done that, got the giant sized Durban avo’.Continue Reading
We’ve been camping twice this year and the kids just love it, really LOVE it. There is something about the freedom and fresh air that makes them truly come alive. But as much as we have really enjoyed camping recently, it’s quite a mission to get organised to go – we need to borrow the tent and mattresses and then squeeze everything into my little car that is already bursting at the seams with three kids in three car seats. Needless to say that when I heard about Africamps and their gorgeous glamping sites, I wanted to find out more. The idea of camping without the admin plus the lure of a decent night’s sleep on a comfy bed while still enjoying the romance and atmosphere of camping definitely appealed to me.Continue Reading
This week our family got to spend the afternoon checking out all the reasons why the V & A Waterfront is the place to be with your kids these school holidays. The Waterfront is a special place for our family as we often take the kids down there for an ice cream and to walk around enjoying the street performers and live music, so this invitation was something we genuinely looked forward to over the whole week leading up to this family adventure. And it was even more exciting because Dad took some time off work to join us.
Has anyone ever tried eating out as a family with more than one kid at the table? We have and it’s chaos, but sometimes it’s worth the chaos for an afternoon out of the house and a break from the kitchen. It was time for us to get out the house and let someone else do the Sunday lunch cooking, but where to go? We hardly ever venture away from the tried and tested but I was ready for something new.
Zapper to the rescue! Not unlike most moms, I’ve become a real ‘specials’ seeker and so when Zapper approached me to review their app with promises that they could make the eating out process easy, I hopped to it and downloaded it straight away. Zapper is really big in Durban, but this Cape Town mom was a real novice. This is what I discovered about the app: not only do first time Zapper users get R25 off their first bill, but Zapper also has features that allow you turn on your smartphone location and do a search for nearby restaurants. I spent some time scrolling through the various options and even discovered a new-to-me coffee spot three roads away. From the app you can check out each restaurant’s website or call them directly from the app to make a booking. You can also scan and load your cards and pay your bill via the app. Continue Reading
Our family had been anticipating this family getaway for a very long time and the kids had been practising saying ‘Goudini’ over and over with the sweetest pronunciation attempts. And finally the time came to pack up our car and set off for a hot spring adventure! As we popped through the other side of the Huguenot Tunnel, the excitement in our little Getz was palpable. I breathed in the fresh mountain air and was completely awestruck by the magnificent beauty of the Du Toits Kloof mountain range. A few more minutes down the road and we found ourselves at Goudini Spa, which is in total a mere hour away from Cape Town, give or take a few roadworks. Continue Reading