TTSA 2014: Part 4 – Cape Town

This is actually a double throwback to January 2013, a morning in Cape Town city, with the Winterbach family. It was especially special because Lesley, Chris’ sister, was in the country and we don’t often get to see her as she is also based overseas now.

I had to add this in because we always have such a great time with them  – lots of laughter and great conversation. This was just after we left Melody, in Tobago, to go back to Zambia to work for a year and earn more cash to fund the next leg of our sailing journey.

My favourite photo of this set is the first one, of Chris and Rufus. It makes me laugh out loud every time I look at it – no exaggeration. It perfectly sums these two up for me, when they are together. Also, Chris looks like a dassie (if a dassie would turn into a human. Click here for proof.) here, which is rather appropriate because he claims to “speak their language”… That’s not at all weird if you know Chris, I promise.

This was a perfect summer day in the city. Cape Town is not a typical dirty overcrowded city, like many others in the world. It has a lot of history, beautiful heritage buildings and cobblestone streets. It is flanked by Table Mountain, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, some of the most beautiful beaches in the Southern Hemisphere and is home to a few of the world’s 50 best restaurants.

It is always a treat going back to South Africa.

these two crack me up! these two crack me up! view of Table Mountain from Carla's balcony view of Table Mountain from Carla’s balcony love these three weirdos love these three weirdos city love city love vintage vibes - many beautiful vintage vehicles in Cape Town vintage vibes – many beautiful vintage vehicles in Cape Town

good coffee. good vibes. good coffee. good vibes. what shall we chooooose??! what shall we chooooose??! Dassie en Aapgesig. Sneeee! Dassie en Aapgesig. Sneeee! Hougie en Cheese. Hougie en Cheese. “I’d rather be swimming” Always!

Father and son humour Father and son humour

family x family x


  1. Lesley Winterbach
    Jul 12, 2015 / 2:53 pm

    So special Kate – thanks for sharing! xxx

    • kate brand
      Jul 12, 2015 / 11:07 pm

      Such a pleasure, Lesley. You are all so special to us! X

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