FOOD,  OUTFITS,  TRAVELOGUE

Cape Town: Fish Hoek

Let me just preface the first post of my stay in South Africa (well technically second post) with the most badass cat I’ve met. Puddi Tat is a resident pirate of the house we stayed at with Ant and his bros in the scenic town of Fish Hoek (id est Fish Corner). Fish Hoek is 30km away from the hustle and bustle of the city of Cape Town, but the drive to and fro offers such a scenic view of the mountains and False Bay that I’d be hard pressed to find fault with the traveling time.

View of the false bay from Harbour House in Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa.False Bay from a dinner at Harbour House.

Argh, the sheer beauty of this country just makes me angry for all the years I grew up in a concrete jungle and being deprived of how wonderful it is for humans and nature to co-exist so perfectly. But let’s go back to Puddi, the one-eyed fluffy furball who only wants love:

Puddi Tat lazing in the sun.

Puddi Tat wearing a yellow golden crown hat.King of the perpetually bloody-nosed.

Puddi Tat wearing a unicorn felt hat.Puddi putting up with our antics during our stay there; here he is modeling the felt hats that SY made!

Apparently, the South African experience is incomplete without a good Braai, so of course we had to have one. It’s fascinating how the variations of barbeque manifest in different countries – it’s obviously taken very seriously here, judging from the hours of prep work in picking out the logs, warming the coals, and then finally cooking the yummy yummy food:

Preparing for a braai with wooden logs and beer.

Burning coals on a braai.

Enjoying a Braai with beef, mutton, and ostrich meat.It was my first time having ostrich meat! It is amazingly rich and tasty. I loved it.

Enjoying the starlit night sky with a telescope during a braai.Andy (Ant’s brother) owns a telescope, and why not when you live in a place that throws millions of stars at your naked eye. Apparently the guys saw Saturn! I didn’t, because I am too n00b at peering into the cosmos through an instrument that isn’t exactly the smartest investment in light-polluted Singapore.

… I should warn you that there’s going to be a lot of barely-concealed rage/envy at this earth for being so beautiful in South Africa instead of in Singapore.

I also can’t get my mind over how accessible the mountains are in this country. The Silvermine Wetland Conservation Area was about a ten-minute walk away from where we stayed at. Pictures were had when Ottie took me there for a leisurely afternoon stroll.

Trail at the Silvermine Wetland Conservation Area, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa.

Holding Ottie's hand as he takes me to the Silvermine Wetland Conservation Area, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa.

Silvermine Wetland Conservation Area, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa.

Silvermine Outfit: Zara striped tunic dress, Zara grey knit coat, Dressgal red satchel, Dressin silver mirror sunglasses, Taobao doggy teal socks, Zalora Something Borrowed black & gold two tone pointed flats.I caved and got myself this beautiful knit coat from Zara for this trip! Wore it everywhere. Best purchase of the year I must say.

Silvermine Outfit: Zara striped tunic dress, Zara grey knit coat, Dressgal red satchel, Dressin silver mirror sunglasses.

Self-portrait against daisies at the Silvermine Wetland Conservation Area, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa.

Landscape of mountains in the background at Silvermine Wetland Conservation Area, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa.

PDA at the Silvermine Wetland Conservation Area, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa.

Wooden bench overlooking a scenic landscape at the Silvermine Wetland Conservation Area, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa.

Bench with a memorial at the Silvermine Wetland Conservation Area, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa.I loved how the benches in the conservation area were sponsored by relatives of loved ones passed. It’s a thoughtful way of remembering.

Outfit against the beautiful scenic view at Silvermine Wetland Conservation Area, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa.

Silvermine Outfit: Zara striped tunic dress, Zara grey knit coat, Dressgal red satchel, Dressin silver mirror sunglasses, Taobao doggy teal socks, Zalora Something Borrowed black & gold two tone pointed flats.

Unidentified orange ombre flower at the Silvermine Wetland Conservation Area, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa.

Silvermine Outfit: Zara striped tunic dress, Zara grey knit coat, Dressgal red satchel, Dressin silver mirror sunglasses, Taobao doggy teal socks, Zalora Something Borrowed black & gold two tone pointed flats.

Walking on a partially-submerged boardwalk at the Silvermine Wetland Conservation Area, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa.

Silhouette of Ottie at the Silvermine Wetland Conservation Area, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa.Here’s one of Ottie.

Wearing
Red satchel c/o Dressgal
Silver sunglasses c/o Dressin
Hat & doggy socks – Taobao
Tunic & coat – Zara
Black & gold shoes – Something Borrowed

Outfit photos assisted by Ottie.

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: