First Day in Fish Hoek, South Africa

3 Jul

First morning on False Bay from our front window

View while hiking on Trappieskop Mountain

Breakfast on the Beach

South African red hot poker

Beautiful afternoon light

Protea, not yet blooming

Sunset from our deck at The Mountain House

Night Falls in Fish Hoek

14 Responses to “First Day in Fish Hoek, South Africa”

  1. Barb July 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    Jill and Dana – miss you bunches! Sough Africa looks amazing! Barb & Tim

  2. Neil Freer July 5, 2012 at 3:23 am #

    Because of the prevalent spelling forms, should it be assumed that the Dutch influence predominates in the culture or is there German, etc. elements of equal influence?

    • Jill July 5, 2012 at 7:15 am #

      The overwhelming influence here is Dutch. It has influenced the architecture of the 19th and early 20th century and is a base for the Africans language. There are 11 recognized languages in South Africa of which English and Africans are widely spoken.

  3. Leah July 4, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    WOW Jill and Dana, It looks really beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Nancy Lehrhaupt July 4, 2012 at 4:17 am #

    What a spectacular place! And the view from your very own window!! Now, about those baboons?

    • Jill July 4, 2012 at 6:47 am #

      I am sure you will be hearing more about the baboons. We walked on a country road to pick up our rental car and some dogs barked at us as we went by. A gentleman stuck his head out his door and waved. He said, “I knew it was either a car or a baboon.”

      • Neil Freer July 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

        “I knew it was either a car or a baboon”……..was that just before Dana punched him? ehehe

  5. Neil Freer July 4, 2012 at 2:59 am #

    I would like to know the SA equivalent of Ciao please?

  6. Mary July 3, 2012 at 9:05 pm #


    • Jill July 4, 2012 at 12:37 am #

      You said it, Mare.

  7. Ursula Freer July 3, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    May I come too? Just kidding!

    • Jill July 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

      Dear Ursula: It really is quite magical here. We are living on Trappieskop a foothill/mountain of the larger Table Mountain that ddominates Cape Town. We look over a wildlife refuge. It is wonderful. Jill

  8. ohmypepper July 3, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    Wow Jill. This is spectacular! What a grand and compelling contrast to Sicily, eh? You look joyous. The plants are wonderful. Can’t wait to read the stories that will cascade into my inbox. Thank you so much for sending this beautiful first message. Big hug for you and Dana.

    • Jill July 3, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

      Still Miss hyou. You and Jon should come. We have a bedroom in our little guest house and this place is magical. We live on Trapinskop, part of Table Mountain. It is absolutely beautiful. Jon and you would love it, all kinds of birds and baboons. Really, this is worth it. Come. Love, Jill and Dana

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