Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
I met Alan, Kelly, Wei Xin and Wei Yao at Cape Town International airport and we went straight to their place of stay viz. Houtkapperpoort in the Constantia/Hout Bay valley. After settling in we started to take a look around what Hout Bay offered scenery and shopping wise. On our first night we went off to the Golden Jewel Restaurant for dinner. Look at the pictures so as to see what happened to us thereafter as we experienced wonderful Cape Town and its surrounds.
Wei Xin, Alan, Wei Yao and Kelly in front of the Houtkapperspoort Lodge Number 20
Wei Xin, Alan, Wei Yao and Kelly showing off their home for the next 7 days.
Enjoying the view from the Lichtenstein Castle - Hout Bay
Wei Xin playing "Battle City" while waiting for his meal at the Golden Jewel Restaurant.
Wei Yao gets ready to leave the Golden Jewel restaurant while Kelly looks on with a proud smile.
The boys encounter a seal in Kalk Bay harbour. From the picture it seems as if Wei Xin did not like the seal J while Wei Yao had great fun enjoying his/her company in the Kalk Bay Harbour.
Enjoying drinks while waiting for a fish and chips meal in the Kalk Bay harbour
Outside Boulders Beach Wei Yao decided to give a local drummer a lesson in keeping the beat. J
The whole family had a great time at the Boulders Beach penguin colony
Wei Xin shows off his mineral "find" at the scratchpatch in Simonstown
Working up a sweat after a delightful picnic at Bordjiesrif on the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve.
The Yuen's test the wind at Cape Point. Alan and Kelly shows us how the south east wind, also known as the "Cape Doctor", can make your hair stand on end. J
Wei Yao having fun with a hippo at "The Statues" near Scarborough.
Wei Xin having fun with the animals at the animal farm in Somersert West on our way to Hermanus.
Engela Mouton shows her home fountain to Wei Yao and Wei Xin when we stopped in at her house in Betty's Bay to view the wonderful Mouton garden and meet her and her husband Wynand.
Wynand Mouton of Betty's Bay shows off his King Proteas to Alan and the boys. Seeing Wynand's King Proteas was one of the highlights of the tour.
The whole family having fun on Grotto Beach in Hermanus.
Everybody having fun on Signal Hill with Table Mountain in the
Dont the boys look real cool. J
We started our last day of touring with a hearty breakfast at the Kirstenbosch gardens restaurant. Then we went on a guided tour of the gardens on the Kirstenbosch "buggy" with our driver/guide being the wonderful Ron Ferguson who is seen in the above picture with the whole family. Ron showed us all the little hidden treasures in the spectacular garden. He stalled and sniggered for a couple of seconds when a local tractor came down the pathway towards us and Alan jokingly told him to make way for the vehicle. Alan then reminded him not to do this out of repect for its size but rather for its name as it was named after his own clan. (Massey Ferguson) J . This funny observation had me laughing for the rest of the garden tour.
The boys have a close encounter with a great white shark at the Waterfront Aquarium.
Bette (my wife) joined us for what turned out to be a fitting finale to an absolutely wonderful tour of Cape Town and its surrounds when we took in a marvellous Cape sunset from Table Mountain. After the ascent of the mountain we all went off to the Le Orient restaurant to enjoy a Malaysian dinner. The owner Kuan served us after Alan and Kelly started telling him in Mandarin what we wanted. He sure got the message and we had a wonderful feast.
THIS WAS A GREAT TOUR WITH A WONDERFUL FAMILY.
The boys were absolutely wonderful !
Alan and Kelly were great !
Cape Town was magnificent as usual !
J The airport floor was wet with tears on our saying goodbye J
PLEASE COME BACK VERY SOON !!!
Received - 18 December 2001
Firstly, we have arrived safely and secondly all of us together with our friends and colleagues enjoyed the photos from your website. All of us was amazed the way you complete your tours. Although we must say Cape Town is so far the best and most scenic city we have visited but what is most extraordinary is we travelled with a friend rather than a tour guide. We felt at home doing things what a local will do and not just rushing around tourist venues.
I must say that the most distinguish character of your arrangements is that you do not tour like the rest. Apart from visiting places that tourist will enjoy, you have created an atmosphere of relationships and feelings. You have created an everlasting experience for us and the kids too. This is why the kids insisted to talk to you after they have reached home the next day when we phoned you. I am sure this visit will be in our memory a long long time.
Thank you for such a good and relaxing holiday tour.
Best regard to Bette.
Alan and family.