We had such a fabulous lil getaway last weekend! It was exactly what I wanted, what my soul needed.
We left on Friday morning just before 6am. We stopped at Villiers Engen garage for a Wimpy brekkie, then did a good long stretch, with a quick loo stop along the way. We arrived in Durban at 12h30 already! Made such great time! We could only book into the hotel from 2pm, so went to Pavilion Mall for some ice-cream. Then booked into the hotel, unpacked quickly, and headed down to the beach.
Aaaah, the sea. I do love it! We had a nice splash in the waves and a lekker walk along the beach. Then it was about 4pm, and Mia had only napped a short while in the car earlier in the morning - so we decided we'd all have a catnap at the hotel. Bliss! Woke up just after 5, then explored the hotel, and then had supper in the hotel's restaurant. The late nap worked well to stretch Mia's bedtime - we were all lights-out at 9pm!
Saturday was our day at uShaka Marine World. We met friends of ours there, who drove all the way from Richardsbay to be with us for the day, it was great fun. Mia loved the fishies, stared in disbelief at the sharks, was in awe of the dolphin show, and was fascinated by the penguins! Such fun. Then had a nice lunch with friends, and Mia had a nap in her pram. Perfect! Supper at the hotel again.
Sunday was our beach day - Mia loved the waves and the sand. We sure got our fair share of exercise running after her! After a while on the beach, we went back to the hotel for a swim in the hotel's heated pool to wash off all the sand. Mia enjoyed that so much, we had to bribe her with choccie to get her out of the pool! After a short nap, we went to Gateway Mall for a stroll and for an early supper.
Monday morning we had our last buffet breakfast at the hotel, packed up, and left at about 9h30. We only stopped once along the way, and both Mia and I had a snooze in the car.
The three days went by so fast - but it was perfect - couldn't really do the small hotel space for much longer than that!
We stayed at the Umhlanga Garden Court, and I was really impressed. The rooms were really nice, the staff were super friendly, and the brekkie buffet was yum!
Sand, sand, glorious sand!
Fun in the sun
Run, mommy, run!
Her face when the dolphin show started!
Mia adored these lil rides!
Earphones - now she can watch her dvd's and we can listen to music, yay!
Wonderful, amazing, special, fantastic time!