This past summer Jem and I headed to Africa, where as part of the trip we spent two glorious and fun filled weeks with my sisters and their families in Cape Town, South Africa.

We rented a beautiful house on the Southern Cape Peninsula called South Winds – which was the perfect jumping off point for that part of the Cape, but on this day we went for a drive and explored the beaches of the Cape’s Western Peninsula. It’s such a beautiful drive on roads cut into the cliff side and long, languid stretches of beach as far as the eye can see. Little towns dotted along the drive made for great stopping points, we found an excellent wine and cheese purveyor which should you ever find yourself near is definitely worth a stop in. It’s on the M64 just before Kommetjie.

I took this shot of my niece Kezia and nephew Joel relishing the opportunity to play on Scarborough Beach a favourite of kite surfers thanks to the windy conditions that usually can be found here. It’s a largely untouched strip of coastline and well worth the drive out and cartwheel or two.