Now that we have Optimus in our lives Seth is starting to insist that we spend more time outside. I think he’s trying to prepare me for it or something. Knowing how much I am not a fan of like bugs, cold and outdoors in general. And I’m trying not be be a chop about it. I don’t want to be remembered as “Mom – The Killjoy” when the kids recount stories to their friends about how we never left the house. Which is basically how we ended up at Oudekraal last weekend.
I mean I’m all about the fun.
Most of the time.
Anyway, where was I going with this? Oh yes.
Whenever we drive back on the Llandudno to Camps Bay road we’ve driven past this hidden road and parking lot. Every single time we pass there are happy beach goers emerging from what looks like an amazing day on the beach. They look tanned and happy and leave us feeling super inquisitive of what the heck goes on down there.
So Seth did a little research and apparently it’s called Oudekraal.
With having a day all to ourselves this past Saturday we decided to make the most of it. That was was going to be the day that we find that spot and we enjoy the heck out of it. Which my friends, is exactly what we did! After packing in some bathers, some food and picnic stuff we set off.
We kept pulling into random parking lots thinking that it was closer to Camps Bay than it was, but when we found it we were quite relieved as it was already 6pm!
But wow. What a beach. I absolutely cannot believe we have never heard of Oudekraal before. Like how? It’s so secluded, peaceful and just perfection. It seemed to be sheltered from the wind although it wasn’t really a very windy day so I can’t be sure. In fact it was so still that the sea looked like glass!
We picked a spot high up so we could watch the sunset, so it was high on the rocks and not on the actual beach. The only rough part is that we parked off next to a group of people who swore in every second word. Which was not great for the kids. So we went down and spent a little time practising our photography skills (me) and sand castle building skills (them).
We did get there rather late so it was a bit of pressure to get everything cooked and ready to eat before it got dark. But we still had a lot of fun. We’re defs going to go back – probably with friends because it’s something worth sharing!
Do you have other great spots to chill at in Cape Town? I almost want to bet you that I haven’t heard of them haha, so please let me know 🙂