Our journey so far

For a couple who married in 2001, had a single overnight stay in Stellenbosch as a honeymoon and was back home two days later, 2015 has clearly been a bumper year of travelling for the TAZZ family. If I had known how much travel would have helped to strengthen our relationship and encourage maturity in our children, we probably would have started a lot sooner.

After scoring 50/100 on this Cape Town 100 things bucket list just two weeks away from turning 37, I thought it would be a great idea to check off as many things as I could against our journey so far. Let’s dive right in, shall we? One (of many) things missing from this list is sand boarding on the dunes in Atlantis.

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Since they mention shark cage diving, sand boarding might actually be something more people would find doable – I don’t think I’m the only one who doesn’t find the whole chumming, shark cage diving idea appealing #AnimalRightsInTourism.

While we drove past the Cape Columbine lighthouse on the West Coast, we actually climbed the Cape Augulhas Lighthouse this year. What an experience!

DSC_0193I bought the family Cable Cards as their Christmas presents last year so we’ve been up and down Table Mountain almost every other weekend. You may have noticed this if you follow us on Instagram. We got a great deal on Groupon so keep your eyes peeled, it might just come up again.

DSC_0448Want to see proof that we really did get to Maclear’s Beacon earlier this year? Click here, the follow us on Instagram for more.

A photo posted by Tami, Anton and the Zs (@tazzdiscovers) on

After winning the awesome Amazing Race prize at Park Inn Cape Town we took the Red Top Bus to visit the World of Birds. It really was a toss up between playing with monkeys and visiting Kirstenbosch (picnic and Boomslang) but we decided to spend a day hunting for dinosaurs a few months later.

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We ate at Kalkies, almost visited Cape Point (Anton and I have both done that before the kids were born but we have a trip planned with the kids soon) and discovered the Slangkop lighthouse on our trip around the Cape Peninsula. Since all of that was just the last year, I can’t wait to see what we discover next.
DSC_0095Two glaringly obvious (to me) things that aren’t on that list is visiting Zip Zap Circus and Butterfly World.

Maybe Butterfly World IS a little too far down the road to qualify was Cape Town but I think it should have still made the list. Do you agree? Let me know in the comments ;).

P.S. There is a LOT of stuff like the Aquarium, museum (incl The Castle), eating gatsbys, Killarney, the Waterfront, watching cricket etc hasn’t been documented on this blog (many have been documented on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts though – so follow us) but I was pleased, that after living in Cape Town my entire life, I could check off half the list as “done”. I will reveal our plans for next year soon. Thank you for your support on our journey so far. Keep engaging with us.  We can’t wait to show you some more of our beautiful country.

About TazzDiscovers 125 Articles
Hi! Welcome to our family travel blog. We hope you enjoy the content we share here. We tried the nomad life in 2016 and, while we loved exploring 7 of the 9 regions in South Africa, we found it tough. We are back in Cape Town and enjoy going on mini adventures as a family. Our kids will soon be 11 and 14 years old, and they love the outdoors. Anton is a stay at home dad and helps me to home school the kids, while I hold down a job and find time to write. One day when the kids are older and have settled into their own lives, we plan to explore the rest of South Africa in a 4x4, so that we can also visit Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. Contact us for unique, family-friendly content about Cape Town, most of South Africa and what we have learned from our travels so far. You are most welcome to check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@tazzdiscovers) to see what we share on a day to day basis. We look forward to working with you. Our email address is tazzdiscovers@gmail.com

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