Monday, July 13, 2015

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

Before I tell you about the main part of our day, I would just like to say that I seriously considered becoming a permanent resident of Cape Town today when we needed to do some laundry, and the place we found to do it was a drop-off service, where we were able to get a large load of clothes washed, dried and folded in the time it took us to do our sightseeing, for around $5US. So. Totally.Worth. It.

After we dropped the off the laundry and did some grocery shopping, we headed over to Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, at the base of Table Mountain. If you've been reading this blog for more than about five minutes, you know I'm a sucker for any place that's main attraction is flowers. This park was beautiful, and I'm so glad we got to visit! We had a picnic lunch and enjoyed being in such an amazing place. We later weathered a short rain shower and warmed our chilled bodies, in the tea room, with cups of rich, delicious hot chocolate, before exploring new paths.

Clay loved the sculpture garden, of course. 

Beautiful flowering aloe 

The treetop walkway was a big hit with our group.

The dinosaur sculpture garden was also popular.

Max and Clay read every single dinosaur sign.

Protea Flowers and Table Mountain

Sometimes little boys just NEED to roll around in the green grass!

All the bloom phases of the King Protea,
which is the national flower of South Africa

Beautiful garden path. Beautiful girl.

Deep discussion amongst the camphor trees

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