out & about – Arniston

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Ask me where my favourite weekend getaway spot is? Arniston, without a doubt. This quiet Cape coastal village is beautiful all year round and remains an unspoilt haven a mere 2 hours out of Cape Town. Our children adore it – the rock-pools are teeming with sea life, there is always a dolphin to spot and an abundance of pretty shells to collect. My husband and I love it because it’s peaceful and beautiful – we’re both ‘beach people.’ This weekend we hired a house with friends, directly on the beach, and spent an enormous amount of time doing sweet nothing. Bliss. arniston-1

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what made this weekend extra cool? I learnt to SUP (Stand Up Paddle-board) which is something I’ve been desperate to try. I was planning on a more gentle beginners lesson, like on a smooth lagoon or lake perhaps, but I jumped in the deep end and had a sea lesson from our SUPing friends instead. It was fabulous and hasn’t knocked my enthusiasm in the slightest. I even had a dolphin swimming a few metres away, cheering me on. I can’t wait to do it again! arniston-7

all photography by Megan Smith for Dressed By Style.

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