Chris and Bev Cannon

 Ft. Lauderdale - USA

17 August 2001

 

 

I met Bev and Chris after many months of email correspondence at the Cape Town airport. The one thing that amazed me was that this couple were coming to Africa for 3.5 weeks and all they had with them as luggage were 2 small cases that could be carried onto the plane as carry-on. How they managed this beats me but I soon discovered that they knew exactly how to pack from many years of travel experience. 

Straight after arrival we went to Bluegum Hill Guesthouse where Chris and Bev stayed for 2 days. They took a short nap and at midday we started touring in a rather overcast Cape Town.  

 

DAY 1

City tour

Amongst others we went to the Mount Nelson Hotel and visited many other places in the city center where I unlocked many of the cities hidden secrets for them. The photos below tell the rest of the story............

 

Here we see Bev and Chris standing on the city centre in its secret location.

 

We visited the Pan African market and took this picture on the restaurant balcony and the below picture in the market itself

 

After leaving the city we traveled up Signal Hill so as to see the city from a high point. It was rather misty so we only got a 70% view but it certainly was worth the ride.

 

We ended our day by stopping in at Camps Bay with the 12 Apostles covered in cloud as we took this picture.


DAY 2

Cape Peninsula

 

We started the day by ascending Signal Hill once again as the weather was great and we wanted to get the overhead scenery of Cape Town in before the weather fogged up again.

 

Here we see Chris and Bev in front of  a panoramic view of "tableclothed" Table Mountain with Devils peal and Lions Head looming on the side of our majestic mountain
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After traveling past Muizenberg we stopped at the St.James tidal pool for this picture

 

We stopped in at Cafe Matisse for tea and also picked up some sandwiches for a picnic lunch. Here Theresa from the cafe in Kalk Bay poses with Bev and Chris for a photo

We then travelled on to Simonstown and visited the penguin colony where the next two pictures were taken.

 

 

After the penguin colony we traveled on the edge of False Bay towards Cape Point and took the photo with Cape Point and Smitswinkel Bay in the background.

 

On the Cape Of Good Hope Nature reserve we stopped at Bordjiesrif where we had a sandwich picnic and watched the surfers on the huge breakers that one can see in the above picture. This was the first and last time that Chris overshadowed Bev during their 2 days in Cape Town. J

 

Here we see Bev sporting the SA flag at the top of Cape Point while Chris smiles about the happening.

 

We ended the daylight part of our tour with this wonderful sun scene while over viewing Kommetjie and Hout Bay
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We traveled back to Cape Town via Silvermine and went to the Waterfront for supper at Ardi's. I then took Chris and Bev back to Bluegumhill and the next morning at 16h45 collected them to depart to the airport as they traveled on the Harry's Camp so as to start their South African safari.

 

Chris and Bev are highly experienced travelers and this made traveling with them such a joy. They knew all the tricks of traveling in a qualitative manner and I truly appreciated this fact as it all added up to us having a great time together.

 

A BIG THANK YOU
 from me Chris and Bev.


Received on 10 September 2001

 

Hello Selwyn

Just a brief "hello" from Ft. Lauderdale....back from a fantastic experience in Africa. And what a wonderful "souvenir" you gave us by the photos and story on your web page! What a fascinating city- our time was too short! We especially enjoyed our days in Cape Town under your professional guidance and you got us off to a good start on our African  Safari Adventures in Mala Mala, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Zambia. It truly was a memorable 30 year wedding anniversary...and we are already planning a return trip to Africa. 

Our best to you.

Many thanks....Sincerely, Chris & Bev

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