2016 we had our first beach vacation as a family of four. We took everyday as it came and because there was no pressure to be places and do things we enjoyed it so much more. With kids a vacation is never ‘resting’ but it sure was fun. We were up early every morning and while the rest of the world was still sleeping off last night’s shenanigans, we were enjoying the, not yet scorching, South African sun. By the time the wind came up, it was too hot to have a good time and the masses made their way to the beach, we already had a full morning enjoying the sea and we were packing up to go back home for nap-time. This was a good formula and we pretty much stuck to it for the entire holiday..