We left our accommodation in Camps Bay on Sunday (not kicked out as it was already pre-booked when we tried making our booking) and went and stayed the last few days with the Van Selms at SACS.
Views of Camps Bay and the 12 Apostles as we left
They had invited us to stay longer but they are in the middle of their busy first term and, as much as we wanted to see them, we didn’t want to impose on their busy lives. However, we did appreciate spending both weekends and a fair number of other evenings with them and getting to know Gregory and Pierre better. On this Sunday we had a gentle day (just as well as we had had dinner with them at The Hussar Grill in Camps Bay on Saturday and we all needed a gentle day).
The Van Selms house attached to the boarding hostel
A couple of out-of-focus bird photos taken on their veranda (must be the fault of The Hussar Grill)
We walked down through the school (in its glorious setting in Newlands – near to the international cricket and rugby stadia) and had a coffee in a the local coffee bar.
Magnificent trees all around the school grounds
The main school building
The assembly hall
Wonderful views of Table Mountain from every where in the school
Alex and Barry promoting the school brand
Even a chance for some bird watching – the vicious spotted thick-knee (Dikkop) in the school grounds
I then visited a little more of the school with Barry the way back and then we had another lovely family braai (hope I have spelled it correctly this time Pierre).
The assembly hall
The staff common room
The importance of sport is evident everywhere
A list of famous alumni – worth a look at on google
Barry at his favourite pastime
The junior boarding hostel
In the evening we enjoyed another meal at home with some more of their friends (with a Bristol connection).