First Thursday: Norval Foundation

If you follow us on social media, you would have noticed our visit to the Norval Foundation, yesterday. As it was First Thursday, admission was free of charge so, I took a day off and took the family to immerse ourselves in some much needed culture.

We were grateful for the warm winter day and decided to park at the Steenberg Centre and walk into the estate. This was after we heard about the car registration parking system used at the gallery, but we didn’t know how much it would cost to park there. Basically, the camera picks up on your registration number when you drive in then, when you pay for admission, you log your registration number. The total cost, based on the number of hours you park there, get added to your bill (or something)


It was much further than we initially anticipated, and the hill was steeper than it looked. If we had knows that it costs R20 to park there for up to 5.5 hours, we wouldn’t have bothered to walk, but it was good exercise, nevertheless.

The museum is interesting. Z1 was disconcerted about the number of sculptures featuring male genitalia, and felt that it was unfair that it was only the male gender that was “shamed”.

While the garden is beautiful, it doesn’t feel like it would be appropriate to picnic there so, we stuck to walking along the path, and avoiding the pretty boggy grass areas.

Free Tours take place a few times each day and, from what we overheard, it is well worth signing up.

Skotnes Restaurant

It was great to spend the day out as a family again (after such a long time), and we are already planning to visit again on Z1’s birthday in November (so that we can try out the restaurant). The Skotnes Restaurant are currently running a brilliant Winter special that can be enjoyed Monday to Friday but, on First Thursdays, you can enjoy 2 burgers (chicken, beef or vegan) for just R160.

Well, that’s enough from me. I have been debating as to whether I should close down the site (blogging seems to be dead) and focus on microblogging (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) instead. I just don’t have the time to post anymore (I barely have time for Twitter). Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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We are a family of four with a passion for our beautiful and diverse South Africa. Because of our passion for Cape Town, we love exploring and taking pictures as we grow and spend time together as a family. Our kids are 14 and 17 respectively and have had access to the most amazing opportunities through our little blog and this is something we are incredibly grateful for. We have seen them grow and mature since we started travelling and has turned them into little connoisseurs of all things wonderful in South Africa. If you would like a family perspective on your business or location, we would love to work with you. Feel free to reach out via email:

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