Showing posts from March, 2018

Our favourite kids things to do at the Point

We live in Mossel Bay, a small town next to the ocean.  The town is still mainly a summer holiday destination when thousands of people come here to spend time in the ocean. The point area is about 2 kilometres from our house and one of our favourite places to go for a quick outing after work or during weekends.  Almost daily, when I get home from work, my son JW asks if we can drive around the Point. Here are some of our favourite things we do around the Point area: Swimming in the Paddling Pool This is one of my son’s favourite activities…in summer, spring and autumn…and even on a warm winter’s day.  The Paddling Pool is a tidal pool. In the summer we usually go to the Point early in the morning (between 8 and 9 am) to swim and return home by 10am.  We do this to avoid the harsh sun later in the day but mainly because there are less people.  The water is cold and refreshing and there is more parking.  The paddling pool is not very deep and the shallow water is very ni

Dias Museum

It is wonderful what kids can remember.   I only took my son for one visit to the DiasMuseum in January 2017 and every time we drive is the direction of the museum he asks if he can go to the boat.   After another request from him in December 2017 I decided it was time for a second visit to the museum. The entrance fee to visit the museum complex was R 20 for an adult or for R 40 per adult you can enter the museum and go on the replica of the carvel. For children under 18 the fee is R 5 or R 10.   I think children under 6 years can enter for free. My son, JW was 3 year old and I did not pay for him. The main attractions of the museum for my son, JW is climbing on the boat. But if we start our visit by climbing on the boat he will never understand why he can’t go back to climb on the boat again. So we start by taking a walk through the garden towards the Shell museum and saved the carvel for almost last. Aquariums in the Shell Museum The Shell Museum is in the “Shir


The type of places I write about on this blog has really changed.   If I look back the posts of 4 years ago they were about my trips to Europe and Switzerland and our honeymoon through the Eastern Cape.   Now most of the posts are about the places I visit with my 3-year old son. But today I am writing about a grown-up outing to Botlierskop Private Game Reserve.   My husband and I were treated to a night at Botlierskop in January for a friend’s 40 th birthday.   Botlierskop Private Game Reserve is a Little Brak River, about 22 kilometres from our home.   Just outside of Little Brak we turned off of the tar road onto a gravel road.   This road was not in a good condition but we soon arrived at the entrance. Once inside we met our guide or host for the 2 days.   He gave us a quick tour of the Main Lodge and we completed all the paper work.   Then another guide took us to our tent with a golf cart. We stayed in one of the Luxury tents close to the Moordkuil Rive