Saturday, November 7, 2009

Eerste River (photo post)

Last weekend we spent the weekend at a beach resort called Eerste River, an hour and 20 minutes outside Port Elizabeth.  Eerste River is a gorgeous gated resort with no shops and totally not commercialised.  I think that is why it is so magical.  You park your car and that is where you remain until you pack up and go home.  Nadia organised the weekend and some of her family was also invited.  The house that she rented for the weekend has six bedrooms, five with double beds and one with six single beds...which meant that we were all very comfy.
This was the view that greeted us on our arrival.

The next morning when we woke this was the view from our room.

Now don't you think we are blessed to live in this beautiful country of ours. Wynand woke us up at 5 o'clock on Saturday morning with a very feverish Lukas.  We gave him some meds and he slept between his oupa and ouma until later. Is this not the MOST GORGEOUS face?

Saturday was the most beautiful windless day and we lazed around on the deck and watched the waves.

It was our turn to supply the meal and opted for a "potjie" and a potbread made over the coals.

Bianca sitting in the sun like a dassie.

We watched the rugby final and some of us were happy with the result and some of us were not.  Nadia and Wynand enjoyed some time on the deck outside the house.

They are such a gorgeous, happy couple.

After supper we played board games and Marissa (Nadia's sister) took out the guitar and the two girls treated us to some beautiful songs. Marissa writes and records gospel music.

Sunday was a cold and miserable day but we still enjoyed every moment of playing...

and playing some more....

...and eating, we seemed to have done quite a lot of that:)

Could not resist taking this photo of Bianca having a good laugh.

and these of Lukas...being told not to play with mommy's make up...not happy at all.

Not happy at all.

Just love him to bits.


  1. What beautiful photos!!!
    Sounds like you had fun!.
    So precious moments!

  2. hi lynette, seems like you had a great weekend, i totally agree with you, south africa is a great country:)

  3. Eersterivier is 'n pragtige plek ... dink nie ons was al daar nie ... sal moet plan maak as ons weer vir die familie in die Oos-Kaap gaan kuier. Jou fotos is pragtig.
    Lekker naweek.

  4. Looks like you had a lovely family time away Lynette & got some great photos to scrap.

  5. Oh wow! The photos of the places are wonderful and the photos of your family super! They are all so beautiul and look happy. The lovable baby is so cute. Kind regards to all of you!

  6. Just stopping by to say Hello! Love
    your scrapbook layouts! They are great!


  7. Beautiful beautiful photo's.

    And now having met your family i can just imagine what a divine time you had.

    And yes, he is the most beautiful little boy. Who clearly has Opa wrapped right around his little finger!

  8. Stunning pics.
    En die kleintjie is net die oulikste met daai klein lippie.

  9. stunning ... all of it! Venue, view, baby, adults... you are very blessed x

  10. What a lovely family. You are also blessed to have spent time in such an awesomely gorgeous piece of heaven on earth!

  11. wow..what beautiful photos..the pictures tell it all! the joy, the romance, the love of friendship, the bonding and lastly and not least, the gorgeous face of little Lukas.. love his "unhappy" face.. so adorable!!

    regards from

  12. Wow, I love that landscape! and that view fromm that bedroom, wonderful!! You must have had a great weekend!!!

  13. absolutely beautiful pics and wow, how fun to take the family! What a true blessing!

  14. wow what an amazing family week end - I could do with one of those! Thanks for sharing all the pics :-)

  15. Hi Lynette - great to meet you. I am finding SA bloggers. AS a teenager, we went to Eersterivier for 6 years running during December - it is such a magic spot. Greetings from PTA.

  16. cheers for that! Your post has brightened my day and thus i can safely make a comment


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