My Autumn 2015 trip to South Africa in pictures

We stayed with my friend, Barb and her family in their beautiful house in Hout Bay and Mr O and I much enjoyed the view

We stayed with my friend, Barb and her family in their beautiful house in Hout Bay and Mr O and I much enjoyed the view

We had burgers with my family on Easter Sunday at Jerry's Burger Bar

We had burgers with my family on Easter Sunday at Jerry’s Burger Bar

I had lots of cocktails with my girlfriends

I had lots of cocktails with my girlfriends

LOTS of cockails

LOTS of cockails

We went to the Grand in Grainger Bay and had lunch on the beach. Mr O pretended he was a rock star

We went to the Grand in Grainger Bay and had lunch on the beach. Mr O pretended he was a rock star

We drove past Noordhoek

We drove past Noordhoek

To get to the Cape Point Winery, where we had a picnic

To get to the Cape Point Winery, where we had a picnic

And Mr O proved very popular with the kids

And Mr O proved very popular with the kids

The view at night was just as good as during the day

The view at night was just as good as during the day

We stayed in the amazing Lanzerac Hotel and Spa for Barb's wedding

We stayed in the amazing Lanzerac Hotel and Spa for Barb’s wedding

We had our own pool!

We had our own pool!

I got to be a bridesmaid

I got to be a bridesmaid

It was like a fairytale

It was like a fairytale

Except the bride was even more beautiful than a princess

Except the bride was even more beautiful than a princess

Mr O and my brother ate ice-creams in the Kirstenbosch Gardens

Mr O and my brother ate ice-creams in the Kirstenbosch Gardens

I liked being up on the sky walk in the tree tops

I liked being up on the sky walk in the tree tops

My brother and his girlfriend, Nikki, were just as beautiful as the view

My brother and his girlfriend, Nikki, were just as beautiful as the view

And Mr O hung out in an enchanted tree

And Mr O hung out in an enchanted tree

I got to hang out with my Ouma... who is still hilarious at 89 and the oldest member of my family

I got to hang out with my Ouma… who is still hilarious at 89 and the oldest member of my family

And then I got to meet, Ava, the youngest member of my family

And then I got to meet, Ava, the youngest member of my family

I  had coffee by candlelight with my mum, aunt and cousin because of the South African phenomenon of load shedding

I had coffee by candlelight with my mum, aunt and cousin because of the South African phenomenon of load shedding

I took a bus tour with Mr O and marveled from the view at the base of Table Mountain

I took a bus tour with Mr O and marveled from the view at the base of Table Mountain

I got over-excited by the adult playground in the Company Gardens and road this wooden snail

I got over-excited by the adult playground in the Company Gardens and road this wooden snail

Mr O climbed into a dinosaur

Mr O climbed into a dinosaur

I fell in love with my furry nephew, Colby, even though he ate one of my gym socks whole!

I fell in love with my furry nephew, Colby, even though he ate one of my gym socks whole!

25 Comments

  1. theipc

    Looks GREAT!!!!

    1. Abbi

      I had a wonderful time 😆

      1. theipc

        Looks like it!

  2. GaryGreg828

    Epic pics! 🙂 I bet you felt like Julia Roberts in “Eat, Pray, Love”. LOL.

    1. Abbi

      Hahahahaha! Exactly. Although I failed to immediately become best friends with everyone I met.

      1. GaryGreg828

        Of course, b/c Julia Roberts is a selfless saint who only thinks about the benefit and wellbeing of others!

        Is that your husband/boyfriend? The picture of him in the enchanted tree reminds me of Evil Dead. lol.

        1. Abbi

          He’s my husband and he’ll like that. He’s a big fan.

          1. GaryGreg828

            Oh ok, good deal. How long you been married? I also like the pic of your grandmother and dog. 🙂

            1. Abbi

              3 1/2 years! It’s my brother’s dog. He’s super cute but he also chews EVERYTHING! My grandmother is awesome. I am planning to be back for her 90th birthday in January.

  3. What a cool trip! Your home country is stunning, Abbi!

    1. Abbi

      Thank-you! It’s a magical place.

  4. Looks like you had such a lovely time.

    1. Abbi

      I did. It was so good to see friends and family and the weather was so perfect.

      1. Sounds like everything perfect came together for you.

  5. Great pictures!!

  6. That tree is awesome! What beautiful pics, Abbi. Looks like you had a great time! 🙂

    1. Abbi

      We really did!

  7. jennypughuk

    Such beautiful photos, thanks for sharing. I want to go on holiday now! 😀

    1. Abbi

      I know I am biased but as a holiday destination South Africa is hard to beat.

  8. *This* is the post I’ve been trying to comment on!

    I love all these gorgeous pictures! The wedding looks beautiful, and I can tell you two had an amazing time. You always do such a great job of conveying the spirit of a trip!

    1. abbiosbiston

      Thank-you so much! We had a blast. Probably because we are both just silly kids at heart.

  9. I freaking LOVE these photos, they are awesome! Looks like you guys had an absolute blast, and yes, load shedding. Ugh.

    That baby had BEAUTIFUL eyes, my goodness!

    Man, wish the Cape were closer, would have tripped out and had a weird looking green drink!

    1. abbiosbiston

      It was an awesome trip. We had so much fun catching up with everyone and seeing friends and family. Ava is so adorable. She didn’t want to smile for the photo because she is teething but she’s such a cutie. I am back again in late December/early January and I will making an appearance in Joburg. Maybe we can cross paths then!

      1. Awww poor thing!

        Jetsetter Abbi! Maybe we can wrangle that, who knows?? 🙂

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